YK MYK TIME IS RIPE FOR GIVING A CLOSE LOOK AT THE PRESENT POWERS OF GUVs OPINION Rs. 5 RANCHI WEDNESDAY, 4 MAY, 2022 PG-12, YEAR—11, ISSUE—350 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) AT A GLANCE ONE CONFIRMED CASE OF XE VARIANT DETECTED IN INDIA: INSACOG NEW DELHI: One confirmed case of the XE Covid variant has been detected in India, according to the latest bulletin of the Indian SARS-CoV2 Genomics Sequencing Consortium (INSACOG). However, the location of this variant was not identified in the bulletin for April 25 released on Tuesday. "As compared to the previous week, 12 states have shown an increase in cases, while 19 states have shown a decline," said the bulletin said. It said that suspected recombinant sequences are under further analysis. CURFEW CLAMPED IN PARTS OF JODHPUR AS VIOLENCE ERUPTS JAIPUR: Curfew was clamped in ten police station areas of Rajasthan's Jodhpur on Tuesday after clashes occurred again between two groups. The clashes had first erupted late Monday night. The violence erupted again on Tuesday morning at the Jalori Gate over the unfurling of a flag. The police lathi-charged the miscreants, fired tear gas shells and dispersed the mob. In view of the tense situation, curfew was imposed in 10 police station areas. At the same time, the Internet has been suspended in the district till Tuesday midnight. NATION Morning India Heath dept lodges FIR against Saryu CONG, BJP TRADE BARBS OVER RAHUL'S VIRAL VIDEO SANJAY SAHAY RANCHI: The health department has registered a case against Jamshedpur (east) MLA Saryu Roy for violation of officials secret act by publicizing government document related alleged irregularities in payment of incentives announced for health workers for their services during Covid pandemic. According to information the FIR has been registered with the Doranda police station in Ranchi under sections 409, 379, 411, 120 B and 420 of Indian Penal Code on basis of a complaint by under-secretary of the health department Vijay Verma. Notably, Roy had in the recent past accused the health minister Banna Gupta of illegally seeking Covid incentive for himself and members of his cell. He has asked the Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren to take action against the minister in this regard. Reacting to the FIR Roy issued a statement saying that the step shows that the minister is corrupt and he has the support of the department as well. The MLA said that he had revealed several documents against senior leaders both during the united Bihar and after the formation of a separate state adding such FIR was not registered against him. Roy also attached certain documents on Tuesday while claiming that they show that apart from the health minister several other officials had given order for the payment of the incentive. It may be stated here that earlier the health minister had sent a notice to Roy seeking apology for allegations raised against him or else he would move the court. After the MLA ignored the notice Banna approached a court in East Singhbhum. The court, however, refused to hear the matter saying it should be taken up at the MPS/MLAs court. Civil registration system report for 2020 released NEW DELHI: The Central government published the Civil Registration System (CRS) report 2020 based on birth and death reports on Tuesday. CRS is a universal, continuous, compulsory and permanent recording of birth, death and stillbirth, stated the data. Registration of birth and death is done under a central Act "Registration of Birth and Death Act (RBD), 1969". PG 5 Several parts of Ranchi witnessed brief rainfall on Tuesday. Hemant Sutradhar Heatwave abates from all parts of country: IMD NEW DELHI: Heatwave has abated from all parts of the country and the maximum temperature has further fallen by two to four degrees Celsius over Rajasthan, Punjab, Delhi and Haryana, the India Meteorological Department said on Tuesday. No part of northwest, central and east India is likely to record a heatwave over the next five days, the MeT office said. No significant change is predicted in the maximum temperature over most parts of northwest India and central India during the next two to three days. The mercury is likely to increase by two to three degrees Celsius thereafter, it said in a statement. SEDITION LAW: CENTRE SEEKS TIME FROM SC FOR FILING RESPONSE Heatwave conditions will return to some parts of Maharashtra from Wednesday and isolated areas of Rajasthan from Friday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Under the influence of a Western Disturbance, isolated light rainfall, dust storm, and thunderstorm with winds gusting up to 50 kmph is very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan during the next two days. With scanty rains owing to feeble western disturbances, northwest and central India experienced the hottest April in 122 years as the average maximum temperature touched 35.9 degrees Celsius and 37.78 degrees Celsius, respectively. Devotees offer namaz to mark Eid-ul-Fitr in Ranchi on Tuesday. Hemant Sutradhar Inclusiveness, cultural diversity strength of Indian community: PM Modi in Denmark COPENHAGEN: Inclusiveness and cultural diversity is the strength of the Indian community, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday as he interacted with the Indian community in Copenhagen. Addressing the members of the Indian community in the presence of Danish PM Mette Frederiksen, PM Modi praised the peaceful and hardworking nature of the Indians. "Inclusiveness and cultural diversity is that strength of the Indian community which gives us a sense of liveliness every moment... It might be any language, but the culture of all of us is Indian," he said. The Prime Minister began his address, saying that the Danish PM's presence at the event is evidence of the love and respect she has for the people of India. "Due to COVID-19, everyone's life was going on in a virtual mode for a long time. As soon as the movement became possible last year, Danish PM Mette Frederiksen was the first Head of Government whom we had the opportunity to welcome to India. It shows the growing relations between India and Denmark," he said. "An Indian, wherever he goes in the world, he contributes sincerely for his land of work, for that country. Many times when I meet world leaders, they proudly tell me about the achievements of the Indian community settled in their countries," he said. PM Modi's Denmark visit started shortly after concluding his Berlin visit on Tuesday. During his visit, PM Modi also took a private tour of the residence of his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen. The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Danish PM during the tour. NEW DELHI: The Congress and BJP on Tuesday exchanged barbs after the video of Rahul Gandhi in a Kathmandu nightclub party went viral. Both the parties were attacking each other over the video and the Congress raked up Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Pakistan. Law Minister Kiren Rijiju retweeted the video and said, "Regular Parties, Vacations, Holidays, Pleasure Trips, Private Foreign Visits etc are nothing new to the nation now. As a private citizen there's no issue at all but when an MP, a permanent boss of a national political party who keeps preaching others..." As the barbs against Rahul continued, the Congress responded by taking a jibe at the PM and saying that he was not an "uninvited guest like the Prime Minister when he visited Pakistan".