YK MYK MARATHI ACTRESS ARRESTED FOR VITRIOLIC POST ON SHARAD PAWAR NATION Rs. 5 RANCHI SUNDAY, 15 MAY, 2022 PG-12, YEAR—12, ISSUE—6 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) AT A GLANCE CENTRE BANS WHEAT EXPORT WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT NEW DELHI: The Centre has amended the Export policy of wheat by putting its export under the "prohibited" category. The order that was rolled out by the Ministry of Commerce late Friday night stated that the government has banned the wheat exports with "immediate effect". The government said that the move is being made to manage the overall food security of the country and to the needs of the neighbouring and other vulnerable countries. AMIT SHAH INAUGURATES CYBER FORENSIC LABORATORY IN HYDERABAD HYDERABAD: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday inaugurated the National Cyber Forensic Laboratory in Hyderabad. He tweeted after the event is one of the biggest challenges to the 21st-century world. PG 7 CONSUMER INFLATION AT 8-YEAR HIGH MAY 'TRIGGER' QUICKER RATE HIKES BUSINESS Morning India ED INTERROGATION CONTINUES FOR 7TH DAY Manik Saha to be new Tripura Chief Minister AGARTALA: Dr Manik Saha, a Rajya Sabha MP, will be the next chief minister of Tripura in place of Biplab Kumar Deb who resigned from the post hours earlier. Saha, who is also chief of BJP in Tripura, was elected leader of the BJP legislature party on Saturday. Deb resigned from his post in fastpaced political developments in the state that will face polls early next year. Deb said after submitting his resignation to State Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya that he had wholeheartedly served the people of the state. "I thank Central leadership and people of Tripura for giving me the responsibility to serve Tripura as a Chief Minister. I have wholeheartedly served my State and will always work for the betterment of my State. Tripura shall definitely march ahead in the path of development. Jai Hind," Deb said in a tweet. Union Minister Bhupender Yadav and party general secretary Vinod Tawde were in Agartala as central observers. "Many congratulations to Dr Manik Saha ji for being elected the leader of Tripura BJP Legislature Party. I am sure that Tripura will reach new heights of development under the guidance and leadership of respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji," Bhupender Yadav said in a Devotees leaving the mosque after offering Namaz as survey conducted, at Gyanvapi Masjid, in Varanasi on Saturday. ANI tweet. Deb also extended his best wishes to Saha on his new role. "Congratulations and best wishes to Dr Manik Saha ji on being elected as the legislature party leader. I believe under PM Narendra Modi Ji's vision and leadership Tripura will prosper," he said. Dr Saha, a Professor of Dental Surgery, joined the BJP in 2016 from the Congress. He was appointed state BJP president in 2018. Dr Saha had been elected to the upper house in the biennial elections held earlier this year. Sources in BJP said outgoing chief Minister Biplab Deb is likely to be brought to the Rajya Sabha. It is also being said that Biplab will be asked to take up the post of the party president of Tripura. Deb had taken oath as the first Chief Minister of Bharatiya Janata Party in Tripura in 2018 ending the 25-year-rule of the Communist Party of India in Tripura. Voter turnout 68.15 per cent in first phase of election SANJAY SAHAY RANCHI: The voter turnout in the first phase of the three tier panchayat elections was 68.15 percent till 3 PM on Saturday, stated officials. Deoghar had the highest polling with a figure of 76.26 percent and Lohardaga, which registered 61.65 percent polls, had the lowest turnout. Several districts including Giridih, Sahibganj, Pakur, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Ramgarh, Ranchi and Saraikela Kharsawan registered 70 percent and above turnout. The polling percentage was 15.21 percent at 9 am, 36.28 percent at 11 am and 55.83 at 1 pm. The overall voting in the current election was less than the panchayat elections in 2015 when 74.49 percent polls was registered in the first phase. The overall percentage during the elections was 73.29 percent. The state election commission officials claimed that voters exercised their franchise with enthusiasm and long queues were witnessed at many booths throughout the day. The women, elderly voters and physically challenged persons braved the high temperatures to exercise their franchise. A newly married bride cast her vote in Chakradharpur before leaving for her in-laws house. The voting was peaceful in the state barring minor clashes. There were arguments and clashes at some of the booths in Chatra, Koderma and Palamu districts. Meanwhile a BJP delegation met the State Election Commission officials and handed over a memorandum alleging that the deputy commissioner of Chatra forcibly evicted all the polling booth agents in several wards of the Seema panchayat. The BJP has demanded an inquiry into the entire incident. The security forces remained on the vigil to prevent violence during the polls. State police and the central para-military forces patrolled the extremist affected areas. Police personnel were also posted at the booths and the buildings. MORE ON PG 2, 3 RANCHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned the mining officials of several districts on May 16 in connection with the investigation carried out by the central agency against suspended IAS officer Pooja Singhal and others. According to information the ED has summoned the district mining officer of Sahibganj, Dumka and Palamu in this regard. Notably, Singhal was the mining secretary when she was suspended by the state government. The ED which had registered the case in connection with the Mnrega scam has now widened its scope of investigation. On Saturday the ED teams interrogated Singhal, her husband Abhishek Jha and chartered accountant Suman Kumar in connection with the Mnrega scam, money laundering, recovery of huge amount of cash, construction of the pulse hospital. During interrogation Singhal and Suman underwent medical check-up and were said to be fine. Earlier, the charted accountant of suspended Jharkhand mining secretary Pooja Singhal, in his statement to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has said that most of the cash amount recovered from his house by the probe agency, in connection with a case linked to the alleged embezzlement of MGNREGA funds, belongs to the IAS officer. The ED had on May 7 arrested Kumar after it recovered Rs 17.51 crore from premises of Kumar and Rs 1.8 crore from Ranchi's Pulse Hospital. "As per the statement of Suman Kumar the CA who is in ED custody, most of the cash amount recovered from his house belongs to Pooja Singhal. DELHI'S MUNDKA FIRE: 7 CHARRED BODIES IDENTIFIED SO FAR CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 43,119,112 TOTAL DEATHS: 524,201 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 520,493,281 TOTAL DEATHS: 6,286,966 India to supply 65,000 MT of urea to Sri Lanka NEW DELHI: Of the 27 retrieved bodies, only seven have been identified till Saturday afternoon in the massive fire incident that engulfed a four-storey building near Delhi's Mundka metro station yesterday. Medical Superintendent of Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Dr SK Arora, today said that bodies that were burnt in the Mundka fire are being identified. "So far, 7 bodies have been identified," Arora said. Officials at the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital, where the retrieved bodies and the injured were taken, informed that family members are still looking for missing persons. "The fire that broke out in Mundka yesterday saw the hospitalisation of 12 patients. All 12 patients received superficial burns or minor burns," Arora said. COLOMBO: Amid Sri Lanka's devastating economic crisis, India in another initiative to extend support will be supplying 65,000 metric tons of urea to the island nation. Reportedly, the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India, Milinda Moragoda, held a meeting with the Secretary in the Department of Fertilizers of India Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi on Thursday where the issue was discussed, reported Smartphone use can hamper mental wellbeing in young adults SAN FRANCISCO: If you are a young adult and spend a lot of time on your smartphone that it may cause a rapid decline in your mental health, says new research. According to a report by Sapien Labs, the growth of smartphone use and an increase in social isolation point to a decline in the mental health of young adults aged 18-24. "Data shows that people now spend 7-10 hours online," Tara Thiagarajan, Chief Scientist at Sapien Labs, said in a statement. "This leaves little time for in-person social engagement. Prior to the Internet, by the time someone turned 18, we estimate that they would likely have spent anywhere from 15,000 to 25,000 hours interacting with peers and family in person." And now, Thiagarajan said, the research showed the internet age has likely cut that range down to 1,500 to 5,000 hours. She mentioned that social interaction teaches people how to read facial expressions, body language, physical touch, appropriate emotional responses, and conflict res- olution, life skills that are crucial for socio-emotional development. Without these skills, people can feel detached from society and possibly harbour suicidal thoughts. The report also revealed that over the pandemic, the mental well-being of each younger age group of adults fell much more dramatically. Across 34 countries where data was acquired, the decline, particularly for young adults (ages 18-24), exacerbates a trend that existed prior to the pandemic but began after 2010, alongside the growth of smartphone use. Prior to 2010, studies showed that young adults had the highest levels of psychological well-being, but since then, the trend has been in the opposite direction. The study outlined the key symptoms that impact the majority of young adults 18-24 or are most significantly amplified or deteriorated compared to older adults. These include obsessive, strange or unwanted thoughts, selfimage, self-worth and confidence, feelings of being detached from reality. Daily Mirror. "High Commissioner Milinda Moragoda met with the Secretary to the Department of Fertilizers of India Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi and thanked him for India's decision to supply 65,000 MT of urea required for the current Yala cultivation season in Sri Lanka," said the High Commission of Sri Lanka in a message. In the meeting, both Moragoda and Kumar Chaturvedi discussed possible ways and measures to ensure that chemical fertilizers from India to Sri Lanka are supplied continuously under the existing Credit Line and beyond, reported Daily Mirror. Further, despite an export ban of urea fertilizer from India, the Indian government, at the request of the Sri Lankan government, has agreed to provide 65,000 metric tons of Urea to the cri- sis-ridden island country under the existing USD 1 billion Indian line of credit. Earlier, the Sri Lankan government as a part of its plan to transit toward organic agriculture had banned the import of chemical fertilizers the previous year. However, the sudden economic crisis mixed with the inadequate supply of organic fertilizers heavily impacted the agricultural output reported Daily Mirror. Notably, this was the reason for the Sri Lankan government to revoke the ban on several key crops, reported the Daily Mirror. Moreover, India has promised to provide over USD 3 billion to the debt-ridden island country in loans, credit swaps, and also credit lines since the beginning of the year. India has also expressed its desire to work with the new Sri Lankan government.