MANGALURU FRIDAY OCTOBER 02, 2020 `7.00 PAGES 12 CITY EDITION GOOGLE TO PAY PUBLISHERS OF NEWS $1 BN OVER 3 YEARS $ Select media houses will be paid to create content for a new product called News Showcase, Google said on Thursday TAKING POWER BACK FROM ALGORITHMS WORK IN PROGRESS ON INDIA DEALS It’s Google’s biggest financial commitment to the media industry yet and builds on its recently-launched news licensing program in which it pays select publishers to feature their stories in Google News and Search. The new product will allow publishers to highlight stories that they think are more relevant to readers, instead of letting the algorithm do the business ■ Google has signed deals with nearly 200 publications in Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, the UK and Australia. It is working to expand News Showcase to other countries, including India ■ The announcement comes after years of media outlets locking horns with Google over not paying them for displaying content 24 billion NUMBER OF VISITS PER MONTH TO NEWS WEBSITES THROUGH GOOGLE 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 UP cops peddle no-rape theory, cite lab report on samples Appalled experts describe spin doctoring by police as extremely irresponsible, erroneous EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Lucknow/New Delhi GST mop-up at highest level since lockdown New Delhi: GST collections rose to D95,480 crore in September - the highest level since the lockdown - in signs of a revival of economic activity and demand returning from the lifting of restrictions. The GST collections were almost 4 per cent more than the September 2019 collection of D91,916 crore. Sept 14: Assailants drag young ON a day the UP Police said the Hathras victim was not raped, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court took suo motu cognizance of the incident and issued notices to the state government, the Hathras DM and the SP asking them to explain the police conduct with the family of the victim. The bench posted the matter for October 12. The police statement on Thursday that the victim was not raped drew strong criticism from experts, who called it “extremely irresponsible, unprofessional and erroneous”. ADG (Law & Order) Prashant Kumar said the forensic test report of the victim “confirmed” that she was not sexually assaulted. Her autopsy claimed she died of the fracture in neck due to repeated strangulation attempts and subsequent trauma. Kumar said the forensic report did not find traces of sperms in the samples taken from the victim’s body . Legal experts recalled that the 2013 amendment in rape laws waived the clause that had made it necessary to establish “penetration” in crimes of rape. They also questioned the delay in conducting the medical examination of the victim. A senior scientific officer at a government forensic department said: “As a general norm, after 72 hours of such an offence, it is difficult to get traces of semen. So, it is crucial to send the sample for examination within 72 hours.” P7 SIT probe A three-member SIT arrived in the village of the victim and recorded the statements of her family and relatives. The SIT will stay in Hathras for 3 days Cabinet for new ordinances on land reforms, APMC laws B A N S Y K A L A P PA @ Bengaluru WITH important bills on amendments to the APMC Act and the Land Reforms Act stuck in the Legislative Council, and the Industrial Disputes Act defeated during voting, the State Cabinet on Thursday decided to issue fresh ordinances. They will then be sent to the governor for immediate approval. Chief Minister B S Yeddiyurappa chaired the 18th cabinet meeting with just 17 of his ministers as 11 ministers were absent due to Covid-19 protocols or as they were either away on tour. Those who skipped the meeting were Deputy CMs Govind M Karjol and Laxman Savadi and ministers Basavaraj Bommai, K S Eshwarappa, R Ashok J C Madhuswamy, Prabhu Chavan, Shashikala Jolle, H Nagesh, Shrimanth Patil and K Gopalaiah. The government had earlier passed ordinances and had presented the amendment bills in the monsoon session of the legislature, which concluded last P5 Saturday . IPL TODAY HYDERABAD HATHRAS HORROR EXPRESS READ CHENNAI 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 woman from behind using her dupatta into the nearby field where she was working around 9 am, try to strangulate her FIR lodged at Chandpa police station names one person based on complaint of vicitm’s brother Initially taken to Bagla Joint District Hospital at Hathras. Shifted to AMU’s JN Medical College and Hospital (JNMCH) around 4.10 pm on the same day She conscious during admission at JNMCH, had ligature mark in the neck, which indicate strangulation. Her C6 vertebra had fracture and spinal cord was damaged. Later she passes out Sept 22: Victim regains consciousness, records statement before magistrate under Section 164 of CrPC alleging gang-rape by four persons, names all four. Police add Section 376 D (gangrape) to the original FIR, arrest all accused. Samples taken at JNCMH to confirm sexual assault Sept 25: Samples sent by JNMCH reach Agra forensic lab Sept 28: Victim turns critical, shifted to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi Sept 29: Succumbs to injuries at 6.55 am. Body handed over to UP Police, which takes it to Hathras at night Sept 30: Police cremate in the wee hours allegedly in the absence of family members and without their consent Oct 1: Agra forensic lab report says no evidence of sperm or semen in samples lifted from the victim, police cite it to push their no-rape theory Custom-made B777 for VVIP travel lands in India State, Tata Tech to invest `4.6K cr for ITI upgrade E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Bengaluru IN a government-private sector collaboration to upgrade 150 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), Tata Technologies Ltd will invest Rs 4,080 crore while the State Government will be chipping in with 657 crore. In all, 4,636.50 crore will be invested in the ITIs so that they can keep pace with requirements of the industry . The state cabinet on Thursday cleared a proposal to upgrade the institutes and train students in the latest technologies to help them get absorbed in industries or even take up self-employment. As per the plan, Rs 30 crore each will be invest- ed in each of the 150 ITIs which will be equipped to provide “Industry 4.0” standard training. Dr K V Thrilok Chandra, Commissioner, Department of Industrial Training and Employment, termed it as a major boost in upgrading the ITIs to provide the best of training to students. Tata Technologies Ltd is coming with a consortium of 20 leading firms which will be part of the initiative to provide the latest equipment and training to the ITI students. Those graduating from these institutes will also get preference in placement by the companies that are par t of the consortium. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slumps amid a confrontation with the Uttar Pradesh police who detained him on the way to Hathras on Thursday | PTI New Delhi: A custom-made B777 aircraft, which will be used to fly the President, Vice-President and Prime Minister, has arrived in Delhi from the US on Thursday, said government officials. Another custom-made 777 for the travel of VVIPs is likely to be received from Boeing at a later date. Rahul, Priyanka hit the streets, briefly detained SC nixes Gujarat’s 12-hr workday notification N A M I TA B A J PA I @ Lucknow E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ New Delhi ON a day of intense political drama over the alleged gang-rape and murder of a Dalit girl in Hathras, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were on Thursday detained by the Uttar Pradesh police on the way to meet the 20-year-old girl’s family . The footage of the incident showed a scuffle between Congress workers and the UP police, during which Rahul got knocked down. Earlier, the convoy of the Congress leader was stopped on the Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida. The police told them not to proceed to Hathras as Section 144 was in force there. Rahul and Priyanka then alighted from their vehicle and started walking along the expressway to Hathras. When the police tried to stop them again, a clash broke out, during which Rahul and Priyanka were detained. They were charged with violation of orders under the Epidemic Diseases Act, imposed in light of the pandemic and were taken back to Delhi. Rahul later lashed out the Yogi Adityanath government. “It is Jungle Raj in UP that meeting a family in mourning scares the government. Don’t be so afraid chief minister,” he tweeted. THE Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the Gujarat government’s notification exempting industries in the state from observing certain obligations towards workers such as providing humane working conditions and paying overtime wages. The Gujarat government had issued a notification on April 17 allowing industries to make employees work for 12 hours a day with a 30-minute break after every six hours. It also did away with the provision that mandates double wages for overtime work. A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud termed the notification an affront to workers’ rights against forced labour and said employees’ right to life cannot be at the mercy of their employers. The notification was issued under Section 5 of the Factories Act, which CONTINUED ON: P4 gives state governments the power to exempt to exempt industries from provisions of the Act on grounds of public emergency The Gujarat gov. ernment cited the Covid-19 pandemic as the reason for invoking Section 5. The bench said the state government’s intent may have been to ameliorate the financial exigencies of industries but the burden cannot be placed on the “weary shoulders of the labouring worker”. P8
Express Network Private Limited publishes thirty three E-paper editions of The New Indian Express newspaper , thirty two E-paper editions of Dinamani, one E-paper edition of The Morning Standard, one E-paper edition of Malayalam Vaarika magazine and one E-paper edition of the Indulge - The Morning Standard, Kolkatta.
02 October 2020 of The New Indian Express-Mangaluru