CHENNAI MONDAY JULY 06, 2020 `7.00 PAGES 32 LATE CITY EDITION CONFLICT OF INTEREST COMPLAINT AGAINST KOHLI India skipper accused of violating BCCI constitution by life member of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association PLAYER & ROLE IN PLAYER MANAGEMENT? Complainant Sanjeev Gupta says Kohli can’t be India player and partner in sister concern of company that manages other India cricketers at the same time. Ombudsman-cum-ethics officer Justice (retd) DK Jain confirms receiving complain. Says he will go through details before deciding whether to send notice to Kohli and seek his explanation ■ 38 (4) CAN’T BE BOTH AT SAME TIME: GUPTA ■ Complaint claims Kohli among three partners of Cornerstone Venture Partners Llp, sister concern of Cornerstone, which manages leading players like KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja & Kohli Complainant Gupta’s letter to ombudsman says Kohli should either give up this post or stop being an active player KOHLI ACCUSED OF VIOLATING THIS RULE OF BCCI CONSTITUTION CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI With 25K addition, India third largest now in Covid cases, overtaking Russia EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on Sunday | BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT Buzz on Cabinet shuffle as Modi calls on Kovind Briefs President on the developing situation along the LAC in Ladakh and the pandemic EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi TWO days after visiting forward posts in Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday and briefed him on “issues of national and international importance”, Rashtrapati Bhavan said. The visit came at a time when India is gradually rolling out punitive economic actions aimed at China in the aftermath of the June 14/15 violent clash in the Galwan Valley of East Ladakh. “Prime Minister @narendramodi called on President Kovind and briefed him on the issues of national and international importance at Rashtrapati Bhavan,” the official handle of the President tweeted. The Modi-led NDA government at the Centre completed one year in office on May 30. The meeting also came at a time when India has scaled up military and paramilitary deployments along the troubled Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China. The PM had last WITH THIS ISSUE month also called an all-party meeting to discuss the issue of the stand-off with China. This was Modi’s first oneon-one with President Kovind after the Covid-19 outbreak and the consequent lockdown in phases. He briefed the President on the prevailing situation and the government’s responses, said a senior official. The prime minister is also likely to expand his council of ministers. BJP circles have been abuzz for a while about the likely induction of fresh faces along with space for NDA allies. The JD(U) is not yet part of the council of ministers at the Centre. The NDA, incidentally, has begun preparing for the Bihar Assembly elections, which may be held during October-November in multiple phases. Modi’s visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan has also come at a time when the presiding officers of the two Houses of Parliament are exploring ways to hold the Monsoon session. There exists, however, a sixmonth window till September for summoning the session. THE ESSENTIAL CAMPUS DIGEST YOUR LIFE COACH 32 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF edex (TABLOID), 4 OF CITY EXPRESS CLICK TO UNFRIEND ‘FoP’ temporarily banned in districts E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Chennai DAYS after the public outrage and media reports pointing to the alleged involvement of Friends of Police (FoP) personnel in the custodial death of Sathankulam traders, Jeyaraj and his son J Beniks, three Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIG) across the State have temporarily banned the FoP movement in their jurisdictions, while many others have issued verbal orders. Written statements to this effect ‘No such were sent by the DIGs of Madurai, ban in Villupuram and Tirunelveli. A poChennai’ lice source told Express that the Director General of Police JK TripaChennai Police thy has also verbally ordered the Commissioner Mahesh Kumar Tamil Nadu police not to make use of or deploy FoP. The districts Aggarwal, referring to the where FoP is banned as of Sunday afternoon are Tiruchy Karur, Ari, Friends of yalur, Perambalur, Pudukkottai, Police issue, Villupuram, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, said, “As far as Thoothukudi, Kanniyakumari, Chennai city is Cuddalore and Kallakurichi. concerned, we The newly appointed Chennai are not City Police Commissioner Mahesh banning any Kumar Aggarwal said that FoP is a community for m of community policing, policing where the public cooperates with initiatives.” the police. “As far as Chennai is concerned, we are not banning any community policing initiatives. We have advised our personnel to verify the membership and conduct a background check of the FoP members to scrutinise them for criminal history he said. He confirmed that FoP or ,” any other community policing groups are not used for vehicle checking or patrolling, but they have P4 only assisted the police in crowded areas. INDIA registered a record single-day surge of 24,850 coronavirus infections and 613 fatalities on Sunday taking the total , case load to 6,73,165 with 19,268 deaths. According to Worldometer, which tracks coronavirus cases across the world in realtime, India overtook Russia to become the world’s third worsthit country by Covid-19 in overall cases. Only the US and Brazil are ahead of India in the number of cases recorded. In terms of deaths, India is at the eighth position. While Russia’s average daily spike in Covid cases stands at 6,000, India has been recording over 20,000 infections a day . Maharashtra, the worst-hit state in the country on Sunday , recorded 7,074 infections, taking the total cases to over 2 lakh. Tamil Nadu reported 4,280 cases in the past 24 hours, while Delhi, Telangana, Karnataka, Assam and Bihar added a total of 7,935 cases. COMPARE THAT Russia has been reporting under 6,900 new cases since June 27 In contrast, India’s fresh case count crossed 20,000 on June 3 and has now climbed to 24,850 S&T MINISTRY FLIP-FLOP ON VACCINE LAUNCH R I C H A S H A R M A @ New Delhi On the other hand, the number of recoveries is rising, too. As on Sunday, total recoveries stood at 4,09,082. While the total cases recorded are over six lakh, the active cases are only 2,44,814. “Sixty percent of patients have recovered so far,” an official said. Of the 613 deaths reporte, 295 are from Maharashtra, 81 from Delhi, 65 from Tamil Nadu, 42 from Karnataka, 24 from Uttar Pradesh, 21’ from Gujarat, 19 from West Bengal, 12 from Andhra, nine from Bihar, eight from J&K, seven from Rajasthan, five each in Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab and Telangana, two each from Goa and Jharkhand and one from Himachal Pradesh.’ BY when can we expect a Covid vaccine? While the Indian Council of Medical Research is yet to withdraw the August 15 deadline it set for the vaccine’s launch, the Science & Technology ministry claims the Covid shot is unlikely to be ready for mass use before 2021. “With the primary scientific inputs coming from institutions like Pune-based ICMR institution National Institute of Virology and Hyderabad-based CSIR institution Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, six Indian companies are working on a vaccine for Covid-19. Along with the two Indian TA M I L N A DU COV I D -1 9 BAT T L E A city corporation staff giving ‘kabasura kudineer’ (a herbal concoction), which is believed to boost immunity, to a resident in Porur on Sunday | P JAWAHAR Ranipet 67 Krishnagiri 9 Dharmapuri 9 Salem 50 Erode 26 Tiruchy 86 Nilgiris 1 Namakkal 4 Coimbatore 23 Karur 10 Tiruppur 6 Dindigul 74 Theni 24 Madurai 308 Virudhunagar 113 Tenkasi 40 Kanniyakumari 8 Kancheepuram 152 Tiruvallur 209 Vellore 179 Chennai 1,713 Chengalpattu 274 Tiruvannamalai 141 Villupuram 109 Kallakurichi 83 Cuddalore 39 Ariyalur 2 Nagapattinam 6 Tiruvarur 15 Thanjavur 16 Perambalur 1 Pudukottai 56 Sivaganga 88 Ramanathapuram 93 Tirunelveli 48 Thoothukudi 41 vaccines, COVAXIN and ZyCov-D, the world over, 11 out of 140 vaccine candidates have entered the human trials. None of these vaccines is unlikely to be ready for mass use before 2021 (sic),” an article put out by the ministry said. The article was authored by senior scientist Dr T V Venkateswaran. When mediapersons sought explanation on two different versions by ministries headed by Dr Harsh Vardhan, they quickly purged the sentence, “None of these vaccines is unlikely to be ready for mass use before 2021 (sic).” A PIB official, however, said the sentence was removed as there was problem with its “framing”. CORONAVIRUS CRUNCH The committee constituted by DPH to reconcile 236 deaths, which were not accounted for in the State’s tally, submitted its report to the Health Department FRESH CASES AIADMK Coimbatore (South) MLA Amman K Arjunan (58), after testing positive, was admitted to ESI Hospital for Covid-19 treatment on Sunday DEATHS TOLL 4,150 60 1,510 Intense lockdown ends; Chennai’s status improves EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Chennai FOR the fourth day in a row Tamil Nadu continued to go past the 4000-mark on Sunday by re, porting 4,150 new Covid-19 cases and 60 deaths, taking the tally to 1,11,151 and the death toll to 1,510. For the second day, Chennai reported less than 2,000 cases with 1,713 new cases and 21 deaths. With the civic body ramping up testing to 11,114 on July 4, Chennai’s positivity rate has considerably fallen to 16.52 per cent. It is important to note that, till June 30, the daily positivity rate for Covid-19 was hovering around 20 per cent, with even a spike on June 12, touching 31 per cent. Health Secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan said, “Positivity rate is stabilising in the city. People need not worry about the high number of cases.” He attributed the “good results” to the micro-containment activities carried out by the city corporation. “Before the intense lockdown, 9,500 streets had active cases. Now, only 8,402 streets have active cases,” he said. With Tirupattur being the only district spared of fresh cases on Sunday, Chennai’s neighbouring districts, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur, reported 274, 152 and 209 cases respectively, along with 10 deaths. Madurai district reported 308 fresh cases with five deaths. Chennai corporation officials closed Vijaya Hospital after 118 staff members there tested positive. The Zone-10 (Kodambakkam) officer, in his public health notice to the managing trustee of the hospital, said, “It is brought to our notice RELAXATIONS AHEAD FOR CHENNAI, NEIGHBOURS With the intense lockdown coming to an end on Sunday, relaxations provided before June 19 will once again come into force in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu. Shopping malls, religious places in urban areas, travel to tourist places, metro and suburban railway services, educational institutions, inter-state and intra-district public transports will remain prohibited | P2 that 118 positive cases were detected and reported among the staff working in Vijaya Hospital and Vijaya Health Centre in Vadapalani, as per the information given by the Medical Sup e r i n t e n d e n t o f Vi j ay a Hospital.” Meanwhile, in a first-of-itskind initiative in Tamil Nadu, Covid test results of Madurai residents that are tested at the Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (VRDL) in Madurai Medical College can now be viewed online, enabling the public to know their test reP3 sults without any delay .
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