CMYK JULY 3 SUNDAY 31 31 The children splash in rain as water accumulates along the vast area of Chittaranjan Avenue on Saturday. 27 Precipition: 50% Humidity: 79% PAGE 3 Wind: 14 KM/H Rs. 3 KOLKATA SUNDAY, 3 JULY, 2022 PG-12, YEAR—8, ISSUE—399 (RNI NO.: WBENG / 2014 / 56803) School bus turns turtle in Malda, at least 25 students injured MI News Service, Malda: Polba's memory returned to Malda as School bus fell into a ditch after losing control. At least 20-25 students were injured in the incident. Everyone has been removed to Malda Medical College and Hospital. The school bus driver escaped after the accident. The condition of those students were stated to be serious. They were all taken to Malda Medical College Hospital. The bus which met the accident belonged to Kendriya Vidyalaya. There were 72 students. The bus lost control at Laxmipur on the Malda-Manikchak state road, a short distance from Ingrejbazar town, on Saturday afternoon. The students were stranded l inside the bus. Some lost consciousness and those others who were unhurt were terrified and started crying. The locals came running for help. They helped to rescue the students inside the bus. Most of the parents have already reached the hospital. According to some eyewitnesses, the steering wheel of the school bus was locked. As a result, such accident has occurred. District administration has started the probe. It is to be mentioned that in the year 2020, a pool car fell in Nayanjuli in Polba of Hughli. Two students named Rishabh and Divyangshu were seriously injured in the accident. Their treatment was also arranged at SSKM Hospital. Rishabh could not recover even after fighting for 9 days in a row. . However, Divyangshu recovered and returned home. No one could accept the death of little Rishabh. That horrible memory seemed to come back once again in the accident in Malda. The question arises as to why the school authorities did not learn from such a big accident. Delhi Court denies bail to Alt News co-founder Zubair, sends him to 14-day police custody MI News Service, New Delhi: Three scooterists wade through the stagnant water in Esplanade as rain lashes a vast expanse of the city on Saturday. PIC: PRABIR BHATTACHARYA Manipur landslide toll 27 as 8 more bodies found, over 40 missing MI News Service, Imphal: With recovery of right more bodies on Saturday, the death toll in Thursday's catastrophic landslides in Manipur's Noney district, triggered by incessant rains, has reached 27, including 22 Territorial Army personnel, while over 40 more people are still missing, officials said. Official reports said that more than 80 persons are feared to have been buried alive after the massive mudslide in the under-construction railway infrastructures at Tupul in western Manipur. Officials said that 13 injured Territorial Army soldiers and five civilians have been extricated even as rescue operations by the army, and central and state agencies were on at full pace since the past three days. A defence spokesman said that mortal remains of 14 Territorial Army personnel, including one JCO, were sent to their respective home stations by Indian Air Force aircraft and an Indian Army helicopter, while one body was sent to Manipur's Kangpokpi by road after a wreath-laying ceremony in Imphal. The Army's Red Shield Division commander and Inspector General of Assam Rifles, South, participated in the ceremony. Search for 12 missing Territorial Army personnel and 26 civilians continued by the Army, Assam Rifles, Territorial Army, national and state disaster response force at Tupul, and several excavators are The Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted at Hyderabad Airport on Saturday before joining BJP's National Executive Meeting. Modi full of praise for Mithali ‘Raj’ in cricket MI News Service, New Delhi: Mithali Raj, the most acclaimed women cricketer and ex captain of the women’s cricket team of India got a surprise accolade from the Indian Premier, Narendra Damodar Modi. The Prime Minister wrote an emotional letter to her on her announcement of formal retirement. He said, “First and foremost, I join crores of Indians in congratulating you on an extremely successful career, in which you made the nation proud through out.” “You have served Indian cricket team for two decades. You are blessed with necessary talent, tenacity, and transformative edge needed to exel over the years. This zeal has not only helped you , but also inspired several other budding sportspersons.” He added. The entire letter showered innumerable accolades for her where Modi also wished her a very happy, peaceful and prosperous retired life which Mithali has tagged it as ‘second innings’. Modi praised her use of word ‘second innings’ in her retirement letter, saying that the word ‘second innings’ only suggest her zeal, determination, dream, and ferment, she still posses to do something more for the nation. CMYK being used to pull out bodies from the Ijei River. Around 10 columns of defence personnel have been pressed into the search operation, he said, adding a synergised and joint operational task force is coordinating the efforts to remove the mud and boulders. "'Thorough Wall Radar' is also being inducted to detect the presence of personnel buried in the debris," the defence spokesman said, adding that a search and rescue dog squad is also being inducted. Meanwhile, fresh landslides were also reported since Friday night near Tupul and adjoining areas making the situation further critical. Meanwhile, the district administration has cautioned civilians living in downstream areas of the Ijei river to evacuate due to the likelihood of breach in the dam created on the river by the landslide. Noney Deputy Commissioner Haulianlal Guite said the landslide also obstructed the course of the Ijei river which flows through Tamenglong and Noney districts, and warned the general public, especially children, against going near the river. If the situation further deteriorates, it would wreak havoc to the lowlying areas of Noney district, he added. People have also been advised against travelling along the National Highway 37 due to multiple road blockages due to landslides. A Delhi Court on Saturday rejected the bail application of Alt News cofounder Mohammed Zubair in connection with the 2018 contentious tweet case and allowed the Delhi Police for further 14-day judicial custody of the fact-checker. Zubair was produced before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria at Patiala House Court as his four-day judicial custody in the case, in which he had allegedly hurt the sentiments of a community through a tweet, ended on Saturday. After hearing the detailed arguments of the parties, the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate refused to grant relief to him. During the course of the hearing, Advocate Vrinda Grover appearing for Zubair, placed on record an ap- plication to record that the electronic device and hard disc were seized, arguing that till date no hash value or clone is generated by cybercrime. Atul Shrivastava, the newly-appointed Special Public Prosecutor for Delhi Police, argued that as per the CDR analysis, Zubair has accepted funds through Razor gateway, from Pakistan, Syria which needs further investigation. The new charges invoked against Zubair are under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 201 (Causing disappearance of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code(IPC) and sec. 35 of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act. Earlier, he was charged under the Indian Penal Code's Sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence) and 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) for one of his objectionable tweets. As per the FIR, accused Zubair had used a screengrab of an old Hindi movie which showed an image of a hotel, with its board reading 'Hanuman hotel' instead of 'Honeymoon hotel'. In his tweet, Zubair had written, "BEFORE 2014: Honeymoon Hotel. After 2014: Hanuman Hotel". The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the Delhi Police on a plea moved by Zubair challenging the Patiala House court order allowing his police custody and seizure of his laptop in connection with the alleged objectionable tweet. 'Will reply legally', says rebel Sena MLA on removal of Eknath Shinde MI News Service, Panaji: Reacting to the removal of Eknath Shinde, now Chief Minister of Maharashtra, as leader of party (Shiv Sena), rebel MLA Deepak Kesarkar said that they will reply to it legally, but sender should introspect whether he is doing insult to the people of Maharashtra or not. Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray 'removed' Eknath Shinde as a 'Shiv Sena Leader' for allegedly indulging in 'anti-party' activities. The letter said: "You have been indulging in anti-party activities and have voluntarily given up your membership of Shiv Sena." Kesarkar, who is still camping in Goa along with other rebel MLAs and Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, on Saturday addressed a press conference and said that Shinde has received a letter saying he has been removed as leader of the party organisation. "There is one tradition that the leader of the House, who gets elected and becomes chief minister, doesn't limit to one party. He is the leader of all parties in the House. This is why he is called the leader of the house. When he enters assembly, ruckus or business taking place gets paused till he sits on his chair. This is the respect to that chair," Kesarkar said. "And when you say that you have removed the leader of the house from the party, you need to think of the people of Maharashtra, whether you are insulting them or not," he said. "We will not speak anything against Udhav Thackrey (as all respects him), but we will reply to the legal letter sent by him. We will take legal advice to reply to the legal letter," Kesarkar said. "Shinde is still our leader, all who had elected on the ticket of Shiv Sena had chosen him as leader of the organisation. Nobody can snatch it (right) from him, and those who tried it, we have approached the Supreme Court. I don't want to comment on it. But again and again such things are taking place," Kesarkar said.