SAMBALPUR l WEDNESDAY l SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 l `7.00 l PAGES 12 l CITY EDITION OVER 90% SPEND THEIR TIME CHIT-CHATTING, N.S.O. SURVEY Only 38.2% people take part in job-related activities while 91% spend their time in socialising, a new survey has found ONLY 2.4% TAKE PART IN VOLUNTEER WORK The National Statistical Office’s Time Use Survey revealed that 24.1% people participate in activities related to learning, while only 2.4% take part in volunteer and other unpaid work. The survey also said that 20.7% people said they do unpaid care giving services for household members. Such services include child care and care for dependent adults ■ 1,38,799 WHY THE TIME USE SURVEY IS IMPORTANT ■ The primary objective of the Time Use Survey is to measure participation of men and women in paid and unpaid activities It is an important source of information on the time spent in unpaid care-giving activities, volunteer work, unpaid domestic service producing activities of the household members, etc | P7 HOUSEHOLDS COVERED BY THE SURVEY CONDUCTED DURING JAN-DEC 2019 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 Oppn slams move to amend Universities Act, Tara tears Bill , DEC 6 I EMOL 992 D 1 TION BIG-TICKET BABRI PLOT VERDICT TODAY ACCUS E D FAC I N G T R I A L L K Advani. Was only an MP at that time. Gave a speech to kar sevaks before Babri masjid was brought down, earlier in 1990 he had led a rath yatra Murli Manohar Joshi. Was BJP president when the mosque was demolished; he was also at the site and addressed kar sevaks Kalyan Singh. Was UP chief minister. Had given Supreme Court an undertaking that he will not allow any damage to the mosque Uma Bharti. Was at the site on demolition day. Liberhan Commission accused her of inciting the mob; she took moral responsibility for the demolition Vinay Katiyar, then Bajrang Dal chief. Was BJP MP from Faizabad at the time of demolition in 1992. It is believed the conspiracy to demolish the structure was hatched at his place Mahant Nritya Gopal Das. Head of Ayodhya’s largest temple and actively associated with the Ram Janmabhoomi movement since 1984 Ram Vilas Vedanti. Ex-BJP MP and Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas member, he claimed to have incited the mob to raze the mosque Sadhvi Rithambara. Founder-chairperson of Durga Vahini, the women’s wing of VHP; her speeches played a major role in the demolition of the masjid Champat Rai, current VHP vice-president and general secretary of Ram temple trust Did Advani and others conspire to raze the Babri masjid in 1992? A special CBI court in Lucknow will deliver its verdict today T H E STO RY SO FA R After a Rae Bareli court discharged former BJP chief L K Advani in the plot case in 2003 citing insufficient proof, all other co-accused were absolved by and by. The Allahabad high court upheld the orders in 2010. A year later, the CBI approached the SC to revive the conspiracy case. In 2017, SC gave its green light after quashing the HC order EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Bhubaneswar THE Monsoon session of the Assembly kicked off to a stormy start with the Congress and BJP members strongly opposing the introduction of the Odisha Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2020. They alleged that it is a move by the Government to snatch away the autonomy of higher educational institutions and stifle their capacity for innovation. Describing it as a black legislation, Congress chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati tore a copy of the Bill and urged Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro to refer it to the Select committee for further discussion. Besides destroying the independence of the universities, the proposals for amendment aims to give the ruling party a say in recruitments. The abolition of the Syndicate should be strongly opposed, he said. Leader of the Congress Legisla- ture Party (CLP) Narasingh Mishra opposed the introduction of the Bill in the House by arguing that amendment of the Universities Act does not fall within the ambit of the State Government. “The amendment of the Universities Act is unconstitutional as it falls under the domain of the Centre. The State Government’s move is against the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act,” Mishra further stated. He claimed that the State Government had initiated the process to amend the Universities Act since 2016, but the move was opposed by the Law Department. “The Government could have brought the Bill in the Budget session of the House without taking the ordinance route,” he said and questioned the hurry to rush through the Bill when there is an extraordinary situation because of the Outrage as Hathras gang-rape victim dies CASES ■ When Babri masjid was demolished on Dec 6, 1992, two cases 197/1992 and 198/1992 were registered through two FIRs at the Ram Janamabhoomi police station, Ayodhya ■ Case number 197/1992: Filed against unknown kar sevaks under IPC sections 395 (dacoity), 397(dacoity or robbery with attempt to cause death), 332 (causing hurt to deter public servants), 337, 338 (grievous hurt), 295 (injuring or defiling a place of worship with intent to insult religion of any class), 297 (trespass in any place of worship) and 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion) ■ Case number 198/1992: Named eight accused Askok Singhal, Giriraj Kishore, L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Vishnu Hari Dalmia, Vinay Katiyar, Uma Bharti and Sadhvi Rithambara. They were booked under Sections 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 153-B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration) and 505 IPC (intent to incite, or which is likely to incite, any class or community of persons to commit any offence against any other class or community) ■ 47 more FIRs lodged on complaints of mediapersons who were assaulted and their cameras and equipment snatched; the charges were robbery, rioting and mischief etc. OTHERS: Sakshi Maharaj, Brij Bhushan Singh, Lallu Singh (all BJP MPs); Ravindra Nath Srivastava, then Faizabad DM; Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya, then minister in MP; Mahant Dharam Das; Satish Pradhan; Acharya Dharmendra Dev; Pawan Kumar Pandey; Jai Bhagwan Goyal, Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena head; Ramji Gupta; Prakash Sharma; Dharmendra Singh Gurjar; Ram Chandra Khatri, Sudhir Kakkar, Aman Nath Goyal, Santosh Dubey, Om Prakash Pandey, Vinay Kumar Rai, Kamlesh Tripathi, Gandhi Yadav, Vijay Bahadur Singh and Naveen Bhai Shukla( all kar sevaks). P8 EXPRESS READ Venkaiah Naidu tests +ve for Covid-19 New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday tested positive for Covid-19, the Vice President Secretariat said. It said Naidu, 71, is asymptomatic and in good health. “The Vice President of India who underwent a routine Covid-19 test today morning has been tested positive,” the Secretariat tweeted Up to 26 pc school fee waiver on cards Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court on Tuesday closed hearing on school fee waiver row after the Principal Secretary of School and Mass Education department submitted a report on the outcome of mediation over the dispute | P3 Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad protesting the death of a Dalit gang-rape victim outside Safdarjung Hospital, in New Delhi on Tuesday | SHEKHAR YADAV EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @New Delhi THE death of a 20-year-old gang-rape victim from Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district around 3 am on Tuesday, a day after she was admitted at the Safdarjung hospital, sparked nationwide outrage and led to chaotic scenes outside the hospital premises. The victim’s younger brother claimed her sister’s body, was handed over to the UP police after autopsy instead of giving it Covid-19 pandemic. The Government has brought the Bill with a motive to bring the management of the universities under its control, he alleged. The BJP also joined the Congress in protesting the introduction of the Bill. Alleging that the Bill would seriously undermine the autonomy of the universities, leader of the Opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik raised questions on the transparency in the appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff. The amendment proposes to abolish the Syndicate and bring in ruling party members to the committee so that it can control the recruitment process in the institutions, he said. Higher Education Minister Arun Kumar Sahu, however, assured the members that the autonomy of the universities will remain intact. to the family. But the claim couldn’t be verified with the hospital’s administration despite multiple attempts. In what brought back memories of the horrific Nirbhaya gang-rape case, the Dalit girl was left grievously injured by four men who sexually abused her on September 14. She was admitted to the Aligarh Muslim University’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital (JNMCH) a week after the sexual assault. By then, her legs had paralysed and she had severe spinal cord injury and neck damage, as the accused had dragged her by her dupatta to a field near the spot in her village where she was gathering cattle fodder. She also has a deep cut on her tongue. JNMCH superintendent Dr Harris Manzur Khan said the victim was critical and on ventilator with her legs completely and arms partially paralysed when her father sought to shift her to Delhi on Monday . As news of her death spread, protests broke out at Safdarjung Hospital, Vijay Chowk and in Hathras. Leading the protest outside Safdarjung Hospital, B h i m A r my ch i e f C h a n drashekar Azad said the attack represents the deteriorating law and order situation in UP. “Do not test our patience. We won’t rest until the culprits are hanged,” he said. Fund frozen, Amnesty exits India, blames it on govt’s ‘witch hunt’ E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ New Delhi NINETEEN days after its bank accounts were frozen by the Centre, Amnesty International on Tuesday announced winding up its India operations. The organisation said it was compelled to let go of its staff in India and pause its ongoing campaign and research work. Accusing the government of “incessant witch-hunt”, it claimed it was targeted for flagging human rights violations in Kashmir and during the Delhi riots. “The constant harassment by government agencies including the Enforcement Directorate is a result of our unequivocal calls for transparency in the government,” said Avinash How it Kumar, executive director of Amnesraised funds ty International India. Amnesty said it Activists said the BJP-led governoperated through ment is systematically targetting a “distinct model voices of dissent. “The clampdown of raising funds”, on Amnesty is part of a larger proadding that 1 lakh ject to attempt to silence independpeople have ent voices of dissent, which are criticontributed for its cal of the majoritarian politics of the work in India. present regime,” said bureaucrat“These cannot turned-activist Harsh Mander. have any relation Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home with the FCRA,” it Affairs said Amnesty’s statement is said far from the truth and is a ploy to influence probe into its illegalities. The MHA said Amnesty was denied permission to receive foreign funds by successive governments including UPAled governments in view of its “illegal activities”. The government also highlighted that the human rights body is not registered under FCRA and it had received permisP7 sion only once and that too 20 years ago. IPL TODAY RAJASTHAN KOLKATA After taking CSK and KXIP to cleaners in Sharjah, Rajasthan head to Dubai to face Kolkata. In five matches, teams opting to field first have ended up losing the match. Will this trend change? P11 L I V E : S TA R S P O R T S 1 / H O T S TA R @ 7. 3 0 P M India calls out Chinese doublespeak on LAC SRIMANDIR STARES AT CRISIS AS VIRUS TAKES SERVITORS IN GRIP P U S H K A R B A N A K A R @ New Delhi Ladakh’s UT status R A J K U M A R M O H A N T Y @ Puri INDIA on Tuesday rejected Chinese claims of the position of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, saying it has never accepted the so-called unilaterally defined 1959 perception of the LAC. Under various bilateral agreements, both India and China have committed to clarification and confirmation of the LAC. “In fact, the two sides had engaged in an exercise to clarify and confirm the LAC up to 2003, but this process could not proceed further as the Chinese side did not show a willingness to pursue it. Therefore, the insistence now of the Chinese side that there is only one LAC is contrary to the solemn commitments made by China in these agreements,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Beijing does not recognise Ladakh UT and accused India of illegally establishing Central rule there WITH over 450 servitors already tested positive till date, the Sri Jagannath Temple and Puri district administration are in a tight spot as rising infection among the priests could pose a problem for conduct of day to day religious duties and rituals in the famous shrine. The temple, one of the four dhams for the Hindus, is still closed for devotees as the Odisha Government is not in favour of opening religious places of worship. But, temple rituals are being conducted as per tradition. At least six servitors, including some senior ones, have succumbed to the virus while a surge in August and September has gripped the coastal district. Sensing that an unchecked situation could be a challenge, a virtual The response came after China on Monday said it abides by the 1959 LAC perception of then premier Zhou Enlai. Meanwhile, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Beijing does not recognise the Union Territory of Ladakh and accused India of illegally establishing Central rule there. “China does not recognise the so-called Union Territory of Ladakh, which was illegally established by India, and opposes infrastructure construction in disputed border areas for military control purposes,” P8 Wang said. meeting of the temple administration and district officials was held on Monday. The meeting discussed how to effectively treat infected servitors and prevent spread of the virus. It has been decided to open two Covid treatment facilities - one at Puri and another at Bhubaneswar - with all essential equipment besides stationing an ambulance fitted with ICU and ventilator at Puri town. A list of alternative servitors would be prepared in consultation with temple Record of Rights (RoR) and senior serving servitors. The temple RoR book mentions alternative servitors for most of religious services when original servitor is unable, for various reasons, to render his services. It was also decided that no servitor or staff would be allowed chewing of betel inside the temple and spitting on complex would be completely banned. The annual Rath Yatra, held in June following the Supreme Court permission as a crowd-less affair, looks a distant past. Before the festival, two rounds of Covid-19 tests of all participating servitors, police and staff involved was conducted while one was held soon after conclusion of the Rath Yatra. Only three servitors were detected positive and they were asymptomatic. After treatment they were cured. Servitors were also given immunity boosting homeopathic drugs a number of times. Things have changed dramatically since. Currently the , total number of positive cases in Puri stands at 9,882, fourth after Khurda, Cuttack and Ganjam. On August 1, the confirmed case tally was 803 with 403 already recovered. The tally of servitors who tested P5 positive, so far, is 451.
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