DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2021, NEW DELHI, LATE CITY, 18 PAGES BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY BJP MLAS MEET TODAY TO CHOOSE SUCCESSOR Rawat quits as Uttarakhand CM, says collective decision taken in Delhi Change of guard ahead of Assembly polls next year LALMANI VERMA DEHRADUN, MARCH 9 WORLD ‘SADDENED’: BRITISH ROYALS END SILENCE ON MEGHAN, HARRY ALLEGATIONS PAGE 12 NINE DAYSbefore completion of four years at the head of a BJP government in Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned as Chief Minister Tuesday, sayingthetimehadcometopasson the baton. WithUttarakhandscheduled to goto Assembly pollsnextyear andgrowingdisquietinthestate party unit over his style of functioning, Rawat, who returned from New Delhi Tuesday after meeting BJP president JP Nadda, handed over his resignation CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 IN THE run-up to the celebrations marking 50 years of the birth of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina inaugurated Tuesday the 1.9 km-long Maitri Setu, a border bridge connecting Tripura and other states in the North- Agartala Chattogram INDIA Dhaka TRIPURA AGARTALA, MARCH 9 BANGLADESH MaitriSetu(SabroominTripura andRamgarhinBangladesh) Behind exit: concentration of power, rule of officials, growing anti-incumbency DIPANKAR GHOSE NEW DELHI, MARCH 9 Trivendra Singh Rawat after resigning, in Dehradun on Tuesday. PTI RELATEDREPORTS,PAGE6; EXPLAINED,PAGE13 Indo-Bangla bridge gives N-E India its closest link to seaport DEBRAJ DEB FROM CENTRALISATION of power to composition of his Cabinet, highhandedness of the bureaucracy to growing anti-incumbency — these were among the factors that led to BJP’s Trivendra Singh Rawat resigning as Uttarakhand Chief Minister on Tuesday, with NEW DELHI, MARCH 9 FIVE HUNDRED high-mast TricoloursacrossDelhi,acurriculumonpatriotisminschools,culturaleventsonthelivesof Bhagat SinghandBabasahebAmbedkar and yoga instructors in colony parks — “deshbhakti” was the “defining feature” of the Delhi government's annual budget for CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 RELATED REPORT PAGE 6 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Kejriwaland SisodiainNew Delhi,Tuesday. Prem Nath Pandey SHUBHRA RANJAN Always Ahead CSE 2022 GS FOUNDATION BATCH STARTING FROM 19th APRIL 2021 We are PROUD of Our Unique PEDAGOGY and Our STUDENTS Who have accomplished their cherished Goal by putting Trust in Us. 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