eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE Straight Outta Brampton NEWDELHI,LATECITY Be it Sidhu Moosewala or Deep Jandu, this East Coast town of Canada has primed the stars of Punjabi music PAGES 15, 16, 17 JUNE5,2022 20PAGES,`7.00 (`8 BIHAR & RAIPUR,` 12SRINAGAR) DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA Buzz in Bihar: A Rs 500-cr bottling unit, Rs 105-cr ethanol plant, ‘more coming’ A MATH PROBLEM SUNDAY STORY PAGE 11 CLASS 5A Topic: Mathematics Week 1-5: The Indian Express sits in each math lesson in a Delhi school to track how a class tries to recover its Covid learning losses SANTOSH SINGH BEGUSARAI, PURNIA, JUNE 4 Hyderabad rape: 2 of 3 juveniles held, DCP says one ‘son of VIP’ SREENIVAS JANYALA HYDERABAD, JUNE 4 TWO OF three juveniles, allegedly involved inthe gangrape of a17-year-oldstudentinanupscale area of Hyderabad on May 28, were arrested Saturday. So far, four of five suspects havebeen arrested. Policeteams have fanned out to look for the fifth, also a juvenile, who is said to be on the run. The BJP, Congress and Jana Sena Party have been protesting across Hyderabad, claiming that some among the accused are sons of politicians and attempts are being made to shield them – a charge rejected by Telangana Home MinisterMMahmood Ali. Deputy Commissioner of Police Joel Davis said two CCLs (child in conflict with law) were apprehended by police and produced before a Juvenile Court. “One of the juvenile accused is the son of a VIP,” Davis said, addingthatitisanoffencetogive out particulars or make any reference to families that may lead to disclosure of the identity of the victim/child. “I appeal to the media to stop revealing direct or indirect content related to the victim which may lead to identification,’’ the DCP said. Afterquestioningan18-yearold, who was the first to be arrested Friday night, police said they are looking for a Toyota Innova vehicle in which the girl was allegedly gangraped. According to police, the girl and the suspects left in a red Mercedes Benz from a pub on CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 NOD FROM REGULATOR AN EXPRESS INVESTIGATION - PART 2 Promoters say govt speeding up clearances, minister points to relaxed norms and single-window system Bottling plant at Barauni, Begusarai. Santosh Singh E E X P L A I NE D IT IS early days, this is a state known for too many false starts and yet the buzz this time is unmistakable. A little over 1.6 km from Zero Mile in Begusarai, there's the hum of new life as workers load cases of soft drinks, packaged water and fruit juice on trucks lining a 53-acre sprawl. About 200 km to the east, a former brick-kiln owner is juggling “at least 200 calls every day”, from farmers, traders, suppliers and job-seekers ready to sign up for the new ethanol plant he is promoting in Purnia. “This is just the beginning,” says Bihar's Industry Minister Syed Shahnawaz Hussain. Over 15 days in April, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated two showpiece private ventures -- a Rs 500-crore Pepsicobottlingplant,oneof the biggest of its kind in India, and a Rs 105-crore ethanol plant. This marks the first time under Nitish's government that bigticket projects have taken off in Bihar, a key milestone given that he has remained at the helm for nearly 17 years now. WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM Long ● wait SINCE 2006, the Bihar government under Nitish Kumar received over 1,000 investment proposals but barely 30-40 key projects have been fully realised — most units are for food processing and utensils. The reason: Question marks over law and order, and infrastructure such as roads and power. “We have relaxed norms withasingle-windowsystemfor promoting such industries. In the next two years, we expect CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Neha Sharma plays teacher, counsellor and sometimes even friend trying to get children up to speed. Abhinav Saha J&K SCHOOLTEACHER KILLING ‘I feel like her blood is still on me’: In Kulgam, a staff room in tears NAVEED IQBAL KULGAM, JUNE 4 THE GOVERNMENT HighSchool at Gopalpora in Kulgam is shut since the morning of May 31, when terror came to its doorstep. Its five teachers, though,turnupeveryday,sitting huddledtogether,unabletocontrol their tears as they talk of their dead colleague, Rajni Bala. The school, with around 100 students on its rolls between the Classes of 6 and 10, is located Other teachers of the Kulgam school. Shuaib Masoodi deep inside a colony in Gopalpora, down a narrow 30metre stone path leading from CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 EXPRESS NETWORK COVID CASES RISE TO MOST SINCE FEB 20 IN MAHARASHTRA 12 KILLED IN FIRE AT FACTORY IN UP’S HAPUR PAGE 10 Corbevaxgets approvalasfirst mix-and-match boostervaccine Biological E: Trial showed significant enhancement in immune response ANONNA DUTT NEW DELHI, JUNE 4 VACCINE MANUFACTURER Biological E’s protein sub-unit Covid-19 vaccine Corbevax has become the first to be approved by the country’s drug regulator as a heterologous booster in adults, meaning those who have received Covishield or Covaxin as their first or second dose can take it as a third booster shot. So far,mixing-and-matching of Covid-19 vaccines was not allowedinIndiaandthethirddose had to be the same vaccine used for the first and second dose. With the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) now approving the heterologous booster, the government will have to take a call on whether it should be included in the country’s free vaccination drive. India has so far administered 193.9 crore doses of vaccine in total, of which 101 crore are first doses, 89 crore second doses, and 3.5 crore precaution doses, according to data from the government’s CoWIN portal. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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