YK MYK UNPRECEDENTED GST COLLECTIONS SHOW ECONOMY IS ON THE MEND OPINION Rs. 5 RANCHI SATURDAY, 21 MAY, 2022 PG-12, YEAR—12, ISSUE—12 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) AT A GLANCE JHARKHAND LABOURER AMONG 3 RESCUED IN J&K HIGHWAY TUNNEL COLLAPSE JAMMU: Ten labourers were still missing while three were rescued on Friday in the tunnel collapse accident on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in J&K's Ramban district. Police sources said around ten labourers were still missing, mostly non-locals after an under construction tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Ramban district collapsed Thursday night. "Chances of survival of the trapped persons remain slim as the debris is all around. "A joint rescue operation was launched immediately after a portion of the tunnel at Khooni Nallah collapsed on Thursday night. "At around 10.15 p.m. on May 19, the Ajit tunnel of T3 caved-in near Khooni Nallah Ramban, trapping more than a dozen labourers of Sarla Company working at the site," sources said. Three persons were rescued and shifted to the district hospital Ramban from where one of them, Vishnu Gola, 33, of Jharkhand has been referred to GMC Jammu for advanced treatment. FDI INFLOW HITS ALL-TIME HIGH OF USD 83.57 BN IN 2021-22 NEW DELHI: India has recorded the "highest ever" annual FDI (foreign direct investment) inflow of USD 83.57 billion in 2021-22, the commerce and industry ministry said on Friday. In 2020-21, the inflow stood at USD 81.97 billion, it added. "India is rapidly emerging as a preferred country for foreign investments in the manufacturing sector," the ministry said. MANUSHI CHHILLAR ON HOW SHE PREPPED FOR HER ROLE IN ‘PRITHVIRAJ’ SPORTS Morning India ED’s custody of Singhal extended by 5 days SANJAY SAHAY RANCHI: The special PMLA court on Friday extended Enforcement Directorate's (ED) remand of suspended IAS officer Pooja Singhal by five days in connection with the investigation in Mnrega and mining scams and money laundering. Chartered accountant Suman Kumar who is also main accused in the case was, however, sent to jail. The ED has in its petition prayed for questioning Suman whenever required. During the hearing the ED's advocate BMP Singh requested for six days extension of Singhal's remand. He stated that she has to be interrogated regarding the materials seized from her electronic devices including laptop, mobile phone and the servers. He stated that Singhal will be confronted with the district mining officers of Pakur, Dumka and Sahebganj. Singh also informed the court that Singhal has fallen ill several times during interrogation in the last few days adding it has disrupted the exercise by several hours. He said that under the circumstances the interrogation could not be completed. Singhal's advocate Vishwajit Mukherjee opposed the extension of custody saying that the doctor's report on Singhal states that she needs hospitalization. He further said that why does ED want cus- TERROR FUNDING CASE NIA raids 7 places in Jharkhand NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency on Friday conducted searches at seven places in Jharkhand in the terror funding case of Magadh Amrapali Colliery. Of the total places raided, six are in Chatra district and one in Ranchi. During the searches conducted at the premises of the suspects, the NIA claimed, it has seized firearms, ammunition, Rs 3,66,000 in cash, 11 vehicles, incriminating documents and digital devices have been seized. The case pertains to the raising of terror funds and money laundering by a splinter group of Naxals in Left Wing Extremism affected states of Jharkhand and Bihar. Some of the locals had formed an illegal operating committee in the coal region of Amrapali or Magadh which was working for the Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC), declared an unlawful association by the state of Jharkhand, said the NIA. "They were raising illegitimate funds from the contractors, transporters, DO holders and coal businessmen for TPC leaders namely Gopal Singh Bhokta, Mukesh Ganjhu, SC TO HEAR JHARKHAND GOVT PLEA ON PIL, ED REPORT AGAINST CM, OTHERS ON MAY 24 RANCHI: The Supreme Court will hear the Special Leave Petition (SLP) of the Jharkhand Government on May 24 regarding the mining lease issue of Chief Minister Hemant Soren and the allegation of the shell companies being formed to launder money. A single bench headed by Justice UU Lalit on Friday listed the petition of the state government before a vacation bench and the hearing is scheduled for May 24. KohramJi, AkrmanJi. Anischay Ganjhu, Bhikan Ganjhu, Deepu Singh alias Bhikan and Bindu Ganjhu." The case was initially registered on January 11, 2016, in the Chatra district and was re-registered by the NIA on February 16, 2018. Hemant Sutradhar tody when she could be questioned in the jail as well. He added that custody is generally required when recoveries are to be made but in this case the materials have already been seized. Mukherjee CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 43,131,822 TOTAL DEATHS: 524,323 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 526,072,858 TOTAL DEATHS: 6,297,512 Commission to direct suitable action against doctors who were involved in the strike in accordance with Supreme Court's directions, said there can be no doubt that strikes by doctors or persons of any other profession rendering service to the public, should not be resorted to as such strikes affect the services offered. In the case of doctors, the impact of such strike will be grave and serious as it may put the life of patients in jeopardy, the bench said. The bench, however, said petitioner NGO People for NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday was conducting raids at 16 different locations in Bihar and Delhi linked to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad and his daughter, Misa Bharti, in connection with a land for job scam. The scam involved taking land from unemployed youths on the pretext of providing them government jobs. A CBI source said that a fresh case was recently lodged against Lalu and others for accepting bribes from unemployed youths and cheating them on the pretext of providing them jobs in the government sector. "Yadav, when he was the Union minister, through his aide or directly told the innocent persons that he would help them get government jobs. And they took land from the job seek- MONSOON TO ARRIVE EARLY IN JHARKHAND THIS YEAR RANCHI: The monsoon is likely to arrive early in the state even as the pre-monsoon rains have already started, stated the Indian Meteorological department. IMD Ranchi in-charge Abhishek Anand stated that the monsoon could arrive in the state by June 8 in Jharkhand adding it would enter Kerala on May 27. Meanwhile the heat wave continued in several parts of the state with Daltonganj registering a maximum temperature of 44 degree centigrade. Several districts in the Santhal Paragana area including Deoghar, Dumka, Godda, Jamatra, Pakur and Sahebganj would witness a fall in temperature. The temperature would also change in several other parts of the state. Better Treatment' through its President Kunal Saha has based its representation on news reports and no material on the actual incident of the strike in hospitals and patients suffering because it has been placed on record. In our view, before any disciplinary action could be taken against doctors, it would be necessary for the complainant to first approach the State Medical Commission with an actual grievance to enable it to take action against identified doctors who had gone on strike. Reliance placed only on news reports is not sufficient to take disciplinary action, it said. The court disposed of the petition with a liberty to the complainants to approach the State Medical Commission with specific complaints of actual patients suffering due to strikes by doctors employed at the hospital. The petitioner, represented through advocate Sachin Jain, sought a direction for disciplinary action against doctors who were involved in the strike in November 2021 and submitted that doctors' strike disrupts regular hospital services. Mahi confirms he will play IPL next year MUMBAI: Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday confirmed that he will participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL)'s 2023 season as he wants to bid farewell to the fans in Chennai and also travel to various places for away matches and thank his admirers for supporting him. The Chennai Super Kings skipper, who will turn 41 in July this year, even did not rule out turning out in IPL 2024 too, saying 'you can't predict what will happen two years down the line". Dhoni confirmed about his availability for next year during toss for his team's final match in IPL 2022 against Rajasthan Royals at the Brabourne Stadium here on Friday. Dhoni, who led Chennai Super Kings since the inception of the franchise in 2008 leading them to four IPL titles, relinquished captaincy just days before the start of IPL 2022 but had to take over the reins from Ravindra Jadeja midway through this edition of IPL as the team struggled to perform. Asked about the possibility of his returning to play IPL next year, the former India captain who had led India to world cup titles, said he will definitely be back and the reason was simple, he wants to play again in front of the fans in Chennai. "It's a simple reason: it will be unfair to not play in Chennai and say thank you. Mumbai is one place, where, as a team and as an individual, I have got a lot of love and affection. But it wouldn't be nice to the CSK fans. "And also, hopefully, next year there will be an opportunity where the teams will be traveling so it will be like (saying) thank you to all the MORE ON PG 3 Lalu, daughter Misa raided by CBI in 'land for job' scam DOCTORS SHOULD NOT RESORT TO STRIKE, SAYS HC NEW DELHI: Doctors should not resort to strike as it affects the services rendered by them and the impact is grave as it may put the life of patients in jeopardy said the Delhi High Court on Friday while deprecating the attacks on doctors which is a major concern in the country today. Doctors are beaten up here if anything happens to the patient, that's the state of affairs, a bench of Acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Sachin Datta said. The high court, which was hearing a PIL seeking direction to the National Medical also prayed that the media trial in the case should end. He added that self respect of the lady accused must not be violated while mentioning that media are being freely allowed to photograph the lady accused. The court ordered the extension of the custody on the condition that a doctor would be present with her continuously with her during the interrogation. Notably, Singhal and Suman were produced before the special court after the remand of both the accused persons ended on Friday. The ED had arrested Singhal on May 11 and Suman on May 7 in connection with money laundering. different places where we will be playing games at different venues," said Dhoni. He then continued in the same vein and said 2023 may not be his last year in IPL. "Whether it will be my last year or not that's a big question because you know we can't really predict about something two years down the line, but definitely I'll be working hard to come back strong next year," said Dhoni. It is not clear whether he will return as CSK captain next year or will relinquish captaincy like this year. That would be clear if CSK manage to rope in someone who can lead the squad. ers. However, the jobs were not provided to all," the source said. When asked how many such land pieces were acquired by Lalu and others through this, the source said they were making a list. The CBI officials are also recording the statements of those who are present at the locations. This comes weeks after the RJD leader was granted bail in the Rs 950-crore fodder scam case. He has already been convicted in five cases of the fodder scam. SC: Interim order to continue, Gyanvapi mosque suit transferred to district judge NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday transferred proceedings of the suit by Hindu parties seeking worshipping rights at Varanasi's Gyanvapi mosque to the district judge, while ordering its May 17 interim order to protect the 'Shivling', purportedly discovered during the survey, and free access to Muslims for 'namaz' should continue. A bench, headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and comprising Justices Surya Kant and P.S. Narasimha, said the District Judge will decide the matter on priority. The bench said taking in view of complexity of the issues involved in the suit and the sensitivity, the suit before Civil Judge, Senior Division, Varanasi should be tried before a senior and experienced judicial officer of the Uttar Pradesh Higher Judicial Service. It said the May 17 interim order will remain operational for eight weeks, after the District Judge's decision in the matter, so as allow the aggrieved party to appeal against the decision. The bench noted that the District Judge has an experience close to 30 years and would be able to handle the matter. Senior advocate Huzefa Ahmadi, representing the Committee of Management, Anjuman Intezamia Masajid Varanasi, contended that the status quo of 500 years had already changed by sealing the premises and added that the status quo, which existed before, must continue. The top court said its interim order on May 17 would balance the interests of contesting parties.