eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE The FUTUREPOLIS NEWDELHI,LATECITY JUNE21,2020 18PAGES,`6.00 How will the pandemic change the city? PAGES 15, 16, 17 (`8 PATNA & RAIPUR, ` 12 SRINAGAR) DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM CHINESE SOUGHT TO ERECT STRUCTURES JUST ACROSS LAC: MEA GovtrejectsChinaclaimtoGalwan,saysPM’s no-intruderremarkwasonsituationafterclash PMO acknowledges: This time, Chinese came in much larger strength to LAC India’s hopes up as 26/11 wanted Rana re-held in US DEEPTIMAN TIWARY NEW DELHI, JUNE 20 ONE OF the key accused in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Tahawwur Hussain Rana, is likely to soon face extradition proceedings in the US based on a request from India. Released recently after testing positive for coronavirus, Rana has been re-arrested by US authorities based on a provisional request from the National Investigation Agency. This paves the way forextraditionproceedings to begin against him in a US court, sources said. India’s requestforhisextraditionhasbeen pending for years. A Pakistan-born Canadian citizen, Rana is serving a 14-year sentence in the US for his involvement in a terrorism plot CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 NEW DELHI, JUNE 20 AFTER A strong pushback from the Aam Aadmi Party government, which included a stormy meeting on Saturday, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal amended his order of Friday on mandatory instutional quarantine for those testing positive in the Capital. In a statement issued after a second meeting on Saturday evening with representatives of the Delhi government, among others, Baijal said only those Covid-19patientswhodonotrequire hospitalisation or those without “facilities for home isolation” will have to go to institu- INSIDE NEW DELHI, JUNE 20 WITH QUESTIONS being raised about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks Friday that neither has anyone intruded into Indian territory nor has anyone captured any military post, the government made it clear Saturday that his remarks pertainedtothesituationinGalwan Valleyaftertheviolentclasheson the night of June 15. This came on the day Delhi rejected Beijing’s claim to the Galwan Valley, underlining that it was going against its own position in the past. The Prime Minister’s Office, in a statement, said the “focus of the PM’s remarks” at the allparty meeting Friday “were the events of 15 June at Galwan that ledtothelossof livesof 20Indian militarypersonnel”and that“attempts are being made in some quarters” to give it “a mischievous interpretation”. “The sacrifices of the soldiers of the 16 Bihar Regiment foiled the attempt of the Chinese side to erect structures and also clearedtheattemptedtransgression at this point of the LAC on that day,” the PMO said. “As regards transgression of LAC, itwasclearlystatedthat the violence in Galwan on 15 June arose because Chinese side was seeking to erect structures just acrosstheLACandrefusedtodesist from such actions.” MALLICA JOSHI tional quarantine centres. Those testingpositivewill,however,be referredtoCovid care centres for assessment of their clinical condition, severity of illness and comorbidities, the statement said. “Simultaneously,physicalassessment will also be done whether adequate facilities for home isolation like minimum two rooms and a separate toilet existsothatthefamilymembers and neighbours are protected andaclusterof casesdoesnotdevelop in that locality. If adequate facility for home isolation exists, andthepersononclinicalassessment does not require hospitalization,hewouldbeofferedtoeither continue to stay in Covid centre/ paid isolation facility CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 TRACKING INDIA’S COVID CURVE LOCKDOWN DAY CASES: 88 3,95,048 READY, DETERMINED, SAYS IAF CHIEF KATHMANDU, KABUL HOPE FOR PEACE FULL COVERAGE PAGE 6 Hours later, Anurag Srivastava, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, while responding to the claim by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian that “Galwan Valley is located on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control”, echoed the PMO statement. He said “the Chinese side departed from these understandings in respect of the LAC in the Galwan Valley area and sought to erect structures just across the LAC” and that Beijing’s claim to Galwan “are not in accordance with China’s own position in the past” – not since the Sino-Indian war of 1962. The PMO did, however, say CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Army vehicles near Leh on Thursday, on way to Eastern Ladakh, which saw a clash with China recently. Wangailkaya Opp asks why Army LAC remains on edge, said opposite, why fear of fresh flare-ups, silence on Pangong calls to de-escalate MANOJ CG NEW DELHI, JUNE 20 PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi’sstatementattheall-party meeting that nobody had entered Indian territory triggered a political firestorm on Saturday with the Opposition asking whether he had “surrendered” Indian territory to China. The Congress asked the government to immediately clarify its position on China’s claim to the entire Galwan Valley in Ladakh. “PM has surrendered Indian territory to Chinese aggression. If the land was Chinese: why were our soldiers killed? Where were they killed,” senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted. “China has now claimed the entire Galwan Valley as theirs... the Chinese are present in the Galwan Valley. The Prime Minister says there are no Chinese troops in Indian territory. Keep the two statements next to each other, the conclusion is horrifying,” senior party leader P Chidambaram said. “Before we spell out those horribleconclusions,Iwouldask the government to answer CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SUSHANT SINGH NEW DELHI, JUNE 20 THE MOOD on the Line of Actual Control has changed dramatically ever since the death of 20 Indian soldiers in clashes with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley on the night of June 15. So tense is the situation that there is a possibility it could deteriorate rapidly should there be another faceoff any time soon. The Galwan incident – the first deaths on the Sino-Indian border in 45 years, and the most serious breakdown of the 1993 understandingbetweenthetwo Constable’s death in riots: Delhi Police chargesheet mentions Yogendra Yadav PM Modi launches Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan Saturday. ANI Make villages shine now: PM at launch of job scheme for poor SANTOSH SINGH PATNA, JUNE 20 ISSUING A call to “turn adversity into opportunity”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday launched the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan, a skillbased employment scheme aimed primarily at migrant workers who have returned to theirvillagestoescapetheCovid lockdown distress. “This programme is dedi- RECOVERED: 2,13,830 | DEATHS: 12,948 TESTS:66,16,496 | DOUBLINGRATE:20.16** cated to workers. We understand your sentiments and also your needs. This programme is a big platform to achieve this. So far, you had been making cities shine with your efforts, now you will boost your villages and localities,” Modi said. With a 125-workday mandate to create public infrastructure, with the involvement of 11 central departments, the Rs50,000-croreinitiativewillfocusonjobcreationin116districts CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 He says, ‘My speeches in public... point out one that incited violence’ SOMYA LAKHANI NEW DELHI, JUNE 20 SWARAJ INDIA president Yogendra Yadav, student leader KawalpreetKaurandadvocateD S Bindra find mention in a chargesheet filed by the Delhi Policeinthemurdercaseof head constable Rattan Lal (42) during the riots in Northeast Delhi in February. While the three are not part of the list of 17 accused, the chargesheetstatesthatthe“links of the organisers of the (Chand Bagh) protest site with the likes of D S Bindra (AIMIM), Kawalpreet Kaur (AISA), Devangana Kalita (Pinjra Tod), Safoora, Yogendra Yadav, etc itself indicates a hidden agenda behind the violence”. According to police, the ChandBaghprotesthadbeengoing on since mid-January. As per the chargesheet, on February24,“seriouscommunal riots took place in Northeast Delhi, in which more than 750 cases were registered, 53 persons lost their lives, including head constable Rattan Lal of the Delhi Police”. The chargesheet states: “Lal, along with ACP (Gokalpuri) and DCP (Shahdara) and some other policeofficials,waspresent closest to the protest site at Chand Bagh. Apparently, during the attack by mob, he could not jump over the five-feet-tall divider on nuclear-armed neighbours who also agreed not to use firearms alongtheirlargeandoftenundefined border – has stalled the processof disengagementbythe two sides in Ladakh. Moreworryingly,thecircumstancesof thedeathof the20soldiers have increased chances of anescalationintoamilitaryconflict on the LAC since adherence to old protocols and SOPs will now be very hard to enforce. “If de-escalation does not take place fast, the chances of more such clashes taking place will increase. When you have troops eyeball-to-eyeball, there CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SUNDAY STORY ASADISTRICT UNLOCKS A E N XPRESS SERIES PAGE 13 Unlock, unlock, unlock, PM Modi recently told CMs. Beginning today, The Indian Express drops anchor in Bhagalpur to track this unlockdown CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 RELATED REPORT PAGE 3 BRAZIL PAST 1 MN MARK IN CASES PAGE 14 TOTAL CASES KEYSTATES TOWATCH SURGEIN 24HRS 7-DAYAVG. DOUBLING GROWTH* RATE ** 1,24,331 3,827 2.99% 24.06 ■ Gujarat 26,198 538 2.16% 33.36 ■ Delhi 53,116 3,137 5.37% 13.40 ■ Tamil Nadu 54,449 2,115 4.25% 16.96 7,290 250 2.59% 27.82 355 3.56% 20.20 ■ Maharashtra ■ Bihar ■ West Bengal 13,090 * Compounded Daily Growth Rate over last 7 days ** Calculated over 7-day growth CONCERN CAUTION A GLIMMER DELHI: More than 3,000 new cases on Friday. Set to overtake Tamil Nadu case load HARYANA: The numbers had been going down, but more than 200 in last two days TRIPURA: One of the fastest growing not too long ago, growth now below 3 per cent Based on daily data by Centre, ICMR, state governments The Dharavi unlock: How daily new cases down to single digit SANJANA BHALERAO MUMBAI, JUNE 20 DHARAVI,the2,400-squaremeter slum sprawl, which had emerged as a Covid-19 hot spot inMumbaibymid-April,andhad the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) deeply worried, has witnessed a steady declineinthenumberof newcases in June. On Saturday, addition to cases was in single digit for the firsttimesincetheareareported its first case on April 1. The drop in new cases in Dharavi is characterised by a steep fall in the doubling time of 18 days in the last week of April to 78 days as of June 19. At 78 days, it has the longest doubling time in Mumbai, where overall the cases are now estimated to double in 34 days. On April 1, Dharavi reported its first Covid-19 case and also the first death due to the virus, albeit in a multi-storey residentialcomplexinBaligaNagarwith good sanitisation facility and scope for social distancing. But alarm bells rang four days later, Doubling rate in slum now longest in Mumbai. Express E X P L A I NE D SHUBHAJIT ROY & KRISHN KAUSHIK After AAP pushback, L-G changes order to allow home isolation E Makingofa ● newmodel From roping in private and local medical practitioners to classifying every Covid-19 contact as ‘high risk’ given the density in the Dharavi slums, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation took bold and smart calls over the last two months. when the virus found its way to one of the largest and most CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Meet private school principal in Telangana, forced to sell idli on a cart PAGE 1 ANCHOR SREENIVAS JANYALA, SANTOSH SINGH & ABHISHEK ANGAD HYDERABAD, PATNA, RANCHI, JUNE 20 THE PRINCIPAL of a private school in Khammam is running afoodcart,tryingtosellidli,dosa and vada. A Social Science teacher in Ranchi is working on his paddy field. And an English teacher in Nalgonda has started selling insurance policies. The sweeping economic distress triggered by the Covid pandemicandlockdownhaspushed countlessoutofjobs,setoffoneof the biggest reverse migrations in recenttimesandpushedmillions of small businesses to the edge. One of the hardest hit has been private education. In cities and small towns across the country where private schools were seen as a passport to aspiration, teachers are on their knees, with parents unable to pay fees and managements left without money to pay salaries. In most cases, these teachers are the sole breadwinners, which has meant that the distresshasaffectedentirefamilies. And several of them, heading households in cities like Patna and Ranchi, say they don’t have the luxury of packing up and going back to their villages. “If the students do not return to school by July-August, things will get worse for us,” says Vidyasagar,a28-year-oldScience teacher in Bihar’s Shekhpura who is supporting his family with loans and a credit card. “Schools are telling teachers that they cannot pay salaries as studentshavenotpaidfeessince Maragani Rambabu,aprivate schoolprincipal,nowruns a foodcartwithhiswifeatSathupalliinKhammam. Express their parents have not got salaries or are out of jobs,’’ says Shabbir Ali, who heads a private schools teachers’ association in Telangana. “What can we do?” asks Sanjay Kumar, who owns Ankur Public School in Danapur near Patna. “We have started online classes but over 70 per cent of parents are still not able to pay thefees.Manydon’thavesmartphones for their children to accesstheonlineclasses.Weareall trying not to sink together.” The Sunday Express tracked down several private school teachers, from north to south — andfound allof them caught between the Covid distress and their dream of providing a better life for their families. MARAGANIRAMBABU,36 PRINCIPAL,KHAMMAM; SALARY:Rs22,000, NOW:ZERO HewasinchargeofMillenium English Medium School in Telangana’s Khammam till the lockdown was announced and the school management decided thattheydon’tneedaprincipaltill theschoolreopens.Withnoother source of income to support his wife, two children and mother, Rambabu started a food stall when the lockdown was relaxed on June 5. “It felt odd at first... I bought a cart with Rs 2,000, and startedsellingidli,vadaanddosa, along with my wife. At the end of the day, we make a profit of around Rs 200,’’ he says. BADETIRAVI,30 ENGLISH,NALGONDA; SALARY:Rs16,000, NOW:ZERO Ravi was a teacher at Krishnaveni English Medium School in Nakrekal near Nalgonda in Telangana. “The CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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