eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE Clear and Present INFLUENCE Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, a look at how a Japanese sci-fi anime became a global pop-culture phenomenon PAGES 13, 14, 15 NEWDELHI,LATECITY JULY18,2021 20PAGES,`6.00 (`8 BIHAR & RAIPUR, ` 12 SRINAGAR) DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA U.P. WANTED SYMBOLIC YATRA FROM JULY 25 AN EXPRESS SERIES PART-2 Told by SC to rethink, UP says Kanwar groups call off Yatra after its appeal POST-ELECTION VIOLENCE Raped and poisoned as grandson watched: 60-yr-old stays alone, far away from home SC had expressed concern over gatherings in pandemic, said health of citizens and their right to life is paramount Woman’s family alleges TMC men assaulted her, admits attackers include relatives embroiled in land dispute RAVIK BHATTACHARYA, SANTANU CHOWDHURY & SWEETY KUMARI PURBA MEDINIPUR, KOLKATA, JULY 17 FOR MORE than a month now, the 60-year-old woman has been staying in one room on the first floor of a guest-house in Kolkata, stepping out only once to record her statement before a magistrate, and too scared to return home to a village in Purba Medinipurdistrict,130kmaway. On the night of May 4-5, two days after the West Bengal Assembly election results, according to her complaint to the police and in a petition to the apex court, alleged Trinamool men attacked her inside her home and one of them raped CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CASE DIARY 60-yr-oldbeaten,raped, givenpoisoninintervening nightofMay4-5 ACCUSED NAMED IN FIR MUHAMMADUSMAN (arrestedMay6,incustody) SUBRATADAS(arrested July9,incustody) GAUTAMDAS,SUKANTA DAS(absconding:family claimstheyareTMC supporters,TMCdenies links) Incidentsofrape,sexual assault,molestationpostMay2asperNHRCreport:12 BJPCLAIM TMCCLAIM 2(RAPES) NIL Not just food, but fuel, minerals and metals too feed retail inflation, show data NEW DELHI, JULY 17 LATEST INFLATION prints, both at wholesale and retail levels, may have shown a slight moderation, but a closer look at the data reveals a marked surge among all items over the last four quarters — suggestinginflation is getting generalised. Inflation rates for items such as minerals, edible oils, oilseeds, dairy and poultry items have gained momentum over the last one year, with the cascading impact of elevated fuel prices clearly visible in segments such as manufactured products such as rubber, plastic products, furniture and transport and communication. The looming concern is that the sharp rise in producers’ prices will progressively feed into the final consumer goods basket, translating into consumer price inflation with some lag. Adding to this worry is the fact that inflation rates in major economies are also surging on HOW PRICES MOVED WPI INFLATION Manufactured Products Textiles Paper & paper products Rubber & plastic products Furniture Electrical equipments E E X P L A I NE D AANCHAL MAGAZINE Generalised ● pricerise Inflation above the RBI comfort level of 6 per cent is not just due to rising food prices. Higher inflation in economies such as the US and rising prices of producer items carry the risk of inflation becoming more generalised. This will make it more difficult for the central bank to support growth. the back of rising commodity prices and pickup in demand after the pandemic. The latest inflation print for the US has been the highest in 13 years, rising to 5.4 per cent in June. The RBI will have to walk a tightrope for balancing growth and inflation amid subdued CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 AVANEESH MISHRA LUCKNOW, JULY 17 COOPERATION MEETING Aheadof Parliament'sMonsoonSession,NCPchief SharadPawarcalledonPrimeMinister NarendraModion Saturday.TheNCPsaid theydiscussedissuesof thecooperativesector. ANI s P6 Hemmed in, Yediyurappa faces exit, calls meeting of MLAs July 26 Denies change of guard; when to go is his choice, say BJP leaders JOHNSON TA & LIZ MATHEW BENGALURU, NEW DELHI, JULY 17 VETERAN BJP leader B S Yediyurappa’sdaysasKarnataka Chief Minister may be numbered as his government completes the second year of its tenure on July 26. The need for a change of guard was suggested by the BSY met BJP president J P Nadda (above), and Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh in Delhi. He had met the PM on Friday. ANI party leadership during Yediyurappa’s visit over the weekend to New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi PCC CHIEF APPOINTMENT Capt clears way for Sidhu, but with caveat: will meet him only after his apology and party president J P Nadda, among others, sources have told The Indian Express. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SUNDAY STORY PAGE 9 MANOJ C G & KANCHAN VASDEV NEW DELHI, CHANDIGARH, JULY 17 PUNJAB Chief Minister Amarinder Singh reiterated Saturday that he will abide by any decision of Congress president Sonia Gandhi on the appointment of the state Congress chief thus clearing the decks for announcement of Navjot Singh CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE WORLD The man in the chair CM is said to have told Harish Rawat that Sidhu needs to apologise for his ‘derogatory tweets’. PTI NEW DELHI, JULY 17 US JUDGE RULES DACA IS UNLAWFUL, SUSPENDS APPLICATIONS PAGE 11 The New Railway and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has been around for long , rising slowly and steadily It’s final: DU will admit students based on cut-offs ARANYA SHANKAR APR-JUN 2021 (in %) 10.4 11.7 10.4 13.1 12.1 7.2 DELHI UNIVERSITY authorities Saturday confirmed that admissions to its undergraduate courses for academic session 2021-22 will take place through cut-offsbasedonmerit,likeprevious years. Registration for UG courses will begin August 2, and thelastdatetoapplyisAugust31. Like last year, the admission process will be completely online — from registration to fee payment.Approximately70,000 undergraduateseats and 20,000 postgraduate seats are on offer this year. DU had earlier said it would most likely conduct admissions through a cut-off list, but that it CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 In Thane’s rural and tribal areas, Zilla Parishad seeks to do away with unsafe child hammocks PAGE 1 ANCHOR VALLABH OZARKAR MUMBAI, JULY 17 THE THANE Zilla Parishad has started a ‘Jholi Mukt Abhiyan’ in the tribal pockets of the district to end the practice of carrying or resting infants in cloth hammocks. The hammocks, which are typically made out of saris, force the infant into a position in which breathing might get con- stricted, prevent access to fresh air,increasethepotentialof malnourishment, and can even cause adverse changes to body shape and impact growth, Zilla Parishad officials said. In the tribal areas, all homes have two wooden poles fixed in the ground a metre apart, with a sareeorbedsheettiedto thetwo polesservingasacradlefornewborn children. “This practice can harm the child’s growth...newborns should sleep and be rested on flat and firm surfaces. A hammock can lead to unsafe sleep positions for newborns,” WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM Traditional hammocks can cause death by asphyxia; Zila Parishad will provide families with cradles. Deepak Joshi Santosh Bhosle, women and child development officer of Thane ZP, said. Dr Bhausaheb Dangde, chief executive officer of Thane ZP, said that considering these issues, it has been decided to provide cradles, kangaroo baby carriers, and other necessities to families with newborn babies. “This is important for the proper growth of children. We willalsobecarryingoutanawareness programme for parents on thenecessityofusingapropercradle,andstoppinguseof thehammocks,” Dr Dangde said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 A DAY after it was asked by the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to allow even a symbolic Kanwar Yatra during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Uttar Pradesh government said the Yatra, scheduled to start July 25, had been cancelled following its appeal to Kanwar associations. The Supreme Court was to hear the matter next on July 19. UPAdditionalChief Secretary (Information) Navneet Sehgal said on Saturday night that following the suo motu cognisance of the matter by the Supreme Court, the state government made an appeal to Kanwar associations in the state and they all agreed to call off the Yatra this year as well — a similar appeal last year, after the outbreak of the pandemic, had led to the The apex court took suo motu notice of reports in The Indian Express on PM’s remarks and UP decision to allow the Yatra. cancellation of the Yatra. Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Kumar Awasthi too said: “All the Kanwar associations across the state have unanimously made thisdecisiontocalloff theYatra.” OnFriday,theSupremeCourt bench of Justices R F Nariman and B R Gavai, which had taken suo motu cognisance of a report CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 People know if things go wrong, judiciary will be with them: CJI ‘SC guardian of democracy; wide powers to do complete justice’ ANANTHAKRISHNAN G & SOHINI GHOSH NEW DELHI, AHMEDABAD, JULY 17 DESCRIBING THE Supreme Court as the “guardian of the largestdemocracy,”Chief Justice of India N V Ramana said CJI Ramana addresses the inaugural India-Singapore mediation summit. ANI Saturday that people of India “know that when things go wrong, the judiciary will stand by them”. Addressing the inaugural India-Singapore Mediation Summit 2021 where he and Singapore Chief Justice SundareshMenonwerekeynote speakers, CJI Ramana said: “The Indian judicial system is unique not only because of a written Constitution, but also because of the immense faith reposed by the people in the system.” “People are confident that they will get relief and justice CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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