YK MYK QUARTERLY ESTIMATES OF NSO'S GDP DATA INDICATE AS LOW RECOVERY OPINION Rs. 5 RANCHI MONDAY, 1 AUGUST, 2022 PG-12, YEAR—12, ISSUE—84 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) ED DETAINS SANJAY RAUT IN PATRA CHAWL LAND SCAM CASE NATION Morning India 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMES Weightlifters power India’s medal tally BIRMINGHAM: Young Indian weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga on Sunday rewrote the Games record by winning the gold medal in men's 67kg category at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The 19-year-old, hailing from Aizawl in Mizoram, managed a total lift of 300kg (140kg in snatch and 160kg in clean & jerk) to win India's second gold medal in the ongoing competition and in weightlifting after Mirabai Chanu won gold in women's 49kg category on Saturday. Bindyarani Devi won India a fourth medal on a AT A GLANCE PARTHA CHATTERJEE: TRUTH WILL COME OUT ABOUT REAL OWNER OF MONEY KOLKATA: Former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee, an accused in a money laundering case, on Sunday denied his involvement in the School Service Commission (SSC) scam and asserted that the "money does not belong to him." He has been brought to ESI hospital for a medical examination on Sunday afternoon. "When the time comes, you will know...the money does not belong to me," he said to media persons today upon being asked about who is behind this conspiracy. Arrested Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee who is now suspended from the Trinamool Congress - and his aide Arpita Mukherjee have separately been claiming that they are a "victim of conspiracy." Jeremy Lalrinnunga Bindyarani Devi successful day at the Commonwealth Games weightlifting arena in Birmingham, bagging a silver medal in the Women's 55 kg weight class. The 22year-old from Manipur lifted a total weight of 202 kg with a superb attempt of 116 kg in her final turn in clean and jerk to leapfrog England's Fraer Morrow (198) and finished just 1kg adrift of Nigeria's Adijat Adenike Dlarindye, who ended with a total of 203 kg, a Games record. Bindyarani, who managed a best effort of 86 kg in the snatch category, placing behind the Nigerian 92 kg and the English girl 88 kg, came back strongly in clean and jerk, which is her stronger side as she made up for the gap with two superb lifts. She started the clean and jerk with 110 kg in the first attempt while the Nigerian girl failed to lift the same weight. Adijat lifted 110 kg in her second attempt and then added one more kg to her total, while Bindyarani Devi failed to clear 114 kg. That pushed the Indian weightlifter from Imphal to third position as England's Morrow 109 kg to move up to a total of 198 kg. In a desperate attempt in her third and final chance, Bindyarani lifted 116 kg in her final clean and jerk effort, to break the Games record and move to 202 kg and claim the silver medal. This was Bindyarani's first medal in the Commonwealth Games. Earlier on Saturday, Court remands J’khand MLAs to 10-day CID custody in Bengal KOLKATA: Three Congress MLAs, who were nabbed with huge quantities of cash by the West Bengal police at Panchla in Howrah district on late Saturday evening, were remanded to 10 days Criminal Investigation Department (CID) custody by a lower court on Sunday afternoon. The three MLAs are Irfan Ansari from Jamtara, Rajesh Kacchap from Khijri (ST) and Naman Bixal Kongari from Kolebira (ST). Besides the three MLAs, one more person travelling with them and driver of the vehicle where the cash was seized was also remanded to the CID custody for 10 days. The vehicle had the board of Jamtara MLA, Irfan Ansari. A little over Rs 49 lakh was seized from that vehicle. On Sunday morning, a special team of CID- West Bengal officials reached Panchla police station, where the three MLAs were interrogated throughout the day about the sources of this huge cash. After the court order, the CID team took the three MLAs, the driver and the fifth person travelling in the car to the CID headquarters at Bhabani Bhavan in Kolkata. "They will be interrogated again by us tonight only," confirmed a CID official. However, all the three MLAs are sticking to their earlier point that they that they represent tribal-dominated constituencies in Jharkhand and they came to Kolkata to purchase sarees in large quantities from Burrabazar wholesale market for the purpose of distribution in their respective constituencies on the occasion of the forthcoming World Tribal Day on August 9, 2022. However, the police have not found their statements convincing as none of them could specify on the sources of the funds. Meanwhile, Congress has already suspended these three MLAs from the party. MORE ON PG 3 AICC sacks Irfan, Kachhap and Kongari from party PC JHA RANCHI: Jharkhand Congress incharge Avinash Pandey suspended Jamtara MLA Dr Irfan Ansari, Khijri MLA Rajesh Kachhap and Wilson Kongari Kolibira MLA from the party as per the guidelines of All India Congress Committee President Sonia Gandhi. The three MLAs of Jharkhand were arrested by the Bengal Police with Rs 49 lakhs in cash and brought a political sensation. Avinash Pande said, “The act in which our three MLAs were involved yesterday and there was an attempt to mislead the people inside the party, all of them have been expelled from the party with immediate effect.” “In the coming days, the party will take strict action against any party leader, minister who is found to be involved in this act,” the Jharkhand Congress in-charge said. However, while defending his MLAs, Pande said that the BJP from time to time tried to influence the MLAs by contacting our MLAs, threatening them and giving lucrative offers. Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) President Rajesh Thakur and Alamgir Alam the Leader of Legislature Assembly also came before media to clear party stand on its three MLAs said, “Strict action should be taken against not only the seller but also the buyer.” However, Thakur admitted that this incident is sad and condemnable but we all know who is behind this. The way BJP is conspiring to topple the government in a non-BJP state is murder of democracy. Interestingly, on Sunday Bermo MLA Anoop Singh tried to heal the wounds of Congress by alleging that he had also received an offer of 10 crores in Argora police station today, which did not have much effect. FIR registered against 3 Cong MLAs SANJAY SAHAY CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 44,019,811 TOTAL DEATHS: 526,357 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 581,896,112 TOTAL DEATHS: 6,419,335 RANCHI: Congress MLA Anup Singh has on Sunday registered a FIR with the Argora police station in Ranchi alleging that three MLAs namely Irfan Ansari, Bixal Kongari and Rajesh Kachhap had offered him Rs 10 crore and a ministerial berth for toppling the state government in Jharkhand. Singh alleged that Bixal and Rajesh wanted to call him to Kolkatta from where they would have taken him to Assam chief minister Hemanta Biswas Sharma. He said that the MLAs said that Biswas would assure me about the ministerial berth and the money. Irfan Ansari told me that he has been THE ARGORA POLICE HAVE REGISTERED A ZERO FIR UNDER SECTIONS 420, 120 B AND 34 OF IPC, 171 (B) OF PEOPLE REPRESENTATION ACT AND SECTION 8 AND 3 OF THE PC ACT IN THIS CONNECTION. already promised health ministry in the new ministry, Singh said. Singh said, “ I do not want to be part of this unconstitutional , illegal and downright criminal activity and hence inform you that you please take action against them.” Singh requested the police register a case under relevant section of Prevention of Corruption Act and the IPC for influencing him for an illegal act in active collusion with others who are operating from behind to topple the present government. The Argora police have registered a zero FIR under sections 420, 120 B and 34 of IPC, 171 (B) of People Representation Act and section 8 and 3 of the PC Act in this connection. It may be stated here that the three Congress MLAs namely Irfan, Rajesh and Bixal were caught with huge amount of cash by the Howarh police on Satruday evening. They were on Sunday produced before the court which remanded them to 10 days of police custody. TWO WEEKS WASHED OUT 32 BILLS REMAIN PENDING IN PARLIAMENT NEW DELHI: The Centre had listed 32 Bills for passing in Parliament in this Monsoon Session, but after two weeks there is less sign of completing the government business following the face-off with the Opposition on the issue of GST hiked rates and inflation. During the Monsoon Session so far, the Lok Sabha has worked approximately 16 hours and the Rajya Sabha 11 hours, however the Houses were scheduled to work for six hours daily. During the face-off, four Lok Sabha members and 23 Rajya Sabha members were suspended and in the last two days of the past week, the government was up against the Opposition on the remark against the President issue. Amid the din, the government cleared the anti-doping Bill and Family Court Bill in the Lok Sabha. Now, the government sources say they are ready to discuss the price rise issue, but the Opposition is in no mood to relent and it is unlikely that the Houses will see a smooth functioning. The Congress has called a nationwide protest on August 5 against the price rise. The government had emphasized that it is ready for discussion. Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha, Piyush Goyal, had said, "We are ready for discussion, but despite that the opposition members are repeatedly disrupting the House proceedings. We have been saying that we are hopeful that as soon as the Finance Minister gets well, the discussion on the price rise will take place." However, the Opposition is slamming the government, alleging that it is not willing to hold discussion and is trying to corner the opposition. A total 27 MPs have been suspended as the government seems to be in no mood to relent. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh tweeted, "With the suspension of Opposition MPs from both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, it is abundantly clear that Modi Sarkar is in no mood to allow the Opposition to raise Real, URGENT issues being faced by the people of our country in Parliament." Mirabai Chanu won gold medal in women's 49 kg, Sanket Sargar took silver in men's 55 kg and Gururaja Poojary bagged a bronze medal in men's 61kg as India started its medal hunt with four medals from the weightlifting arena. Earlier, former World Champion and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Mirabai Chanu Saikhom demolished the field with an assured and effortless performance to top the field in women's 49 kg weightlifting, winning India's first gold medal in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, here on Saturday. ALMOST 2 MN INCOME TAX RETURNS FILED SO FAR ON DEADLINE DAY NEW DELHI: As many as 1,953,581 Income Tax returns have been filed up to 1300 IST on Sunday and out of which 467,902 were filed just in the last 1 hour. Today is the last day for income tax return (ITR) filing for the financial year 2021-22 or assessment year 2022-23. "More than 5.10 crore ITRs have been filed till 30th July, 2022. MORE ON PG 9 ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ turning into mass movement: PM NEW DELHI: In the 91st edition of his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' is turning into a mass movement and people from all walks of life are participating in the campaign. The Prime Minister also paid tribute to revolutionary Udham Singh on his 82nd death anniversary and all other freedom fighters who sacrificed themselves for the nation. "This time's Mann ki Baat is special as we are now going to be celebrating the 75th Independence Day. All of us are going to be a witness to the glorious and historic moment. God has blessed us with this great privilege. Think if we were born in the period of slavery. How intense that would have been? On 31st July, we all pay tribute to Shaheed Udham Singh Ji and all other freedom fighters who sacrificed themselves for the nation. I am happy to see 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' become a mass movement. People from all walks of life and from all sections of society are participating in various programmes associated with it," said PM Modi. "Under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, between August 13 to August 15, 'Har Ghar Tiranga' movement, will be held. You should become a part of this movement and unfurl the national flag atop your home," he said. He also gave examples of such programmes one of which was celebrated in Meghalaya and Karnataka. "In Meghalaya people celebrated the contribution of Tirot Singh to the freedom struggle through a beautiful carnival. This is how Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is becoming a Jan Andolan. In Karnataka, unique celebrations began with Amrita Bharati Kannada Rathi that paid homage to the freedom fighters of the region," he said. PM Modi said a new initiative has also been started which is Azadi ki Rail Gaadi and Railway Station while adding that the railways have played a role in the freedom struggle.