DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2020, NEW DELHI, LATE CITY, 18 PAGES REIMAGINING THEACADEMY BY MEENAKSHI GOPINATH PAGE 11 Get migrants home in 15 days, SC tells states, UTs EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, JUNE 9 HAVING REFUSED several times earlier to intervene on the issue of migrant labourers, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered states and Union Territories to complete the process of sending them back to theirhomestateswithin15days. Italsoaskedthemtoconsider withdrawing cases registered against the migrants for trying to walktotheirhomesfloutinglockdown rules, and urged states and UTs to work on “the next stage of attending (to their) needs”. A Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and M R Shah, which had taken suo motu cognizanceof the migrant labourissue, also said that High Courts that had issued orders on the matter were within their rights to do so.“High Courts beingconstitutionalcourtsarewellwithin their jurisdiction to take cognizance of violation of fundamental rights of migrant workers and we have no doubt that those proceedings shall proceed after considering all aspects including the response of concerned authorities.” Appearing for the Centre in the Supreme Court on May 28 in a PIL on migrant distress, Solicitor General of India Tushar CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 After its order on beds junked, Delhi projects spike to 5.5 lakh by July SOURAV ROY BARMAN BY UNNY AMID A ROW over its decision, since overruled by the Centre, to reserve beds in coronavirus hospital facilities in the Capital for Delhi residents, the Kejriwal government Tuesday projected an exponential growth in the city’s numbers. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the number of cases will soar to 5.5 lakh by the end of July, with around 80,000 hospital beds needed, Withdrawal in Galwan, Hot Spring, Divisional Commanders meet today HER FATHER , GEORGE FLOYD TRACKING INDIA’S COVID CURVE 77 2,66,598 RECOVERED:1,29,313 | DEATHS: 7,471 TESTS:49,16,116 | DOUBLINGRATE:16.79** To fact-check posts on social media, I&B PSU floats a tender AASHISH ARYAN NEW DELHI, JUNE 9 TOTAL CASES KEYSTATES TOWATCH ■ Maharashtra SURGEIN 24HRS 88,528 2,553 3.41% 21.12 27.94 7-DAYAVG. DOUBLING GROWTH* RATE ** ■ Gujarat 20,574 477 2.58% ■ Delhi 29,943 1,007 5.32% 13.54 ■ Tamil Nadu 14.18 33,229 1,562 5.08% ■ Bihar 5,247 177 4.16% 17.31 ■ West Bengal 8,613 426 5.88% 12.24 * Compounded Daily Growth Rate over last 7 days CONCERN JHARKHAND: Resistance to surge seems to be ending. Cases doubled in one week KRISHN KAUSHIK & SHUBHAJIT ROY Six-year-old Gianna Floyd, daughter of George Floyd, with her mother Roxie Washington at the funeral service for Floyd in Houston on Tuesday. Reuters REPORT,PAGE15 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CASES: China,Indiapull backtroopsfrom keyLACpoints BUSINESS AS USUAL NEW DELHI, JUNE 9 LOCKDOWN DAY SIGNS OF DE-ESCALATION CAUTION ** Calculated over 7-day growth J&K: Sunday’s unusual jump attributed to past cases, but growth rate still high A GLIMMER MAHARASHTRA: Slowdown continues, growth is now less than 3.5 per cent Based on daily data by Centre, ICMR, state governments BROADCAST ENGINEERING Consultants India Limited (BECIL),acentralpublicsectorenterprise (CPSE) under the Ministry of InformationandBroadcasting, has floated a tender inviting agenciestoprovide“solutionand services”relatedto“factverification and disinformation detection” on social media platforms. In its tender which seeks to empanel agencies to fight fake newsandmisinformationonsocial media, BECIL has also mandatedthatbiddingfirmsmustbe able to “identify key influencers behind disinformation” and their geo-location. This, cyberlaw and other fake news dis- pellingexpertssaid,opensupavenues for illegal surveillance by the government and was akin to a ‘witch hunt’. “If wedonotknowwhatfake news is, how is the tender awardeegoingtodistinguishbetween what’s fake and what’s real? What exactly needs to be identified and checked? It does open an easy avenue for illegal or unethical surveillance,” Salman Waris, Founder & Partner, TechLegis Advocates & Solicitors, said. BECILdidnotrespondtoadetailed questionnaire asking whetherithadarrivedatanydefinition for what constituted fake news or misinformation and whetheranyagencieshadbidfor the tender floated on May 13. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Sammy confronts his former IPL teammates: Why was I called ‘kalu’? SHAMIK CHAKRABARTY & DEVENDRA PANDEY KOLKATA, MUMBAI, JUNE 9 DAYSAFTERrevealingthathehad faced racist comments while playing for IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad, former West Indies skipper Darren Sammyhasnow decided to conFormer front those who Windies allegedly recaptain ferred to him by played for the “derogatory Sunrisers word” ‘kalu’. Hyderabad In an Instagram video message on Monday, he called out his onetime teammates to CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 NEW DELHI, JUNE 9 IN WHAT may be the first signs of de-escalation of tensions along the Line of Actual Control, Indian and Chinese troops have gradually started moving back fromstandoff positions atdifferentpointsintheGalwanandHot Spring areas of Ladakh. While there has been no official statement yet on whether a disengagementisunderway,government sources Tuesday said: “Wenotethedevelopmentsalong the LAC, and will be monitoring themcloselyinthenextfewdays.” Officials cautioned that this should be seen as a “first step” towardsalong,phasedandgrad- E E X P L A I NE D THE IDEAS PAGE `6.00 (`8 PATNA & RAIPUR, `12 SRINAGAR) WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM SINCE 1932 In phases, has to be ● verified THE FIRST sign of some sort of disengagement on the ground suggests that talks have progressed. It will be a phased process and has to be verified by each side. Foreign ministries of both have pointed to guidance from the leaders of the two countries. ual process of disengagement, and there should be no expectation of immediate or quick CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 QS rank: Indian schools slip, including 10 of Eminence RITIKA CHOPRA NEW DELHI, JUNE 9 MOST OF India’s top higher educationinstitutionshaveslipped in the latest edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings (WUR) released on Wednesday, including at least 10 which had been marked out by the government under the Institution of Eminence (IoE) scheme. Among the IoEs that have fallen in rank over the past 12 monthsareIIT-Delhi,IIT-Madras, IIT-Kharagpur, IISc-Bangalore, Delhi University, Hyderabad Central University, Manipal Academy of Higher Education CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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