MANGALURU SATURDAY OCTOBER 10, 2020 `7.00 PAGES 12 CITY EDITION TRUMP SLAPS ANTI-DUMPING DUTY ON INDIA; CHINA SPARED The Donald Trump administration on Friday imposed steep new tariffs on $2 bn in aluminium imports from 18 countries 353% TARIFF FOR GERMANY, 48% FOR INDIA LEVY COLLECTION TO START IMMEDIATELY Germany and Brazil face the steepest tariffs of close to 353% and 137%, respectively. India faces up to 48% tariff. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said China is not on the list. “What’s really been happening is Chinese excess capacity has been dumped into other markets. That, in turn, displaces production which gets dumped here,” he explained ■ ■ The US will immediately begin collecting the tariffs from importers, the Commerce Department said “Most countries impacted by the pandemic are becoming more protectionist and are trying to shut out imports on one pretext or the other,” said Biswajit Dhar, economics professor at JNU | P9 $123 bn VALUE OF COMMON ALLOY ALUMINIUM SHEET INDIA EXPORTED TO U.S. IN 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 SC REFUSES TO CANCEL CLAT 2020 The apex court on Friday also refused to stay the counselling process and asked five candidates, who were seeking quashing of the exam, to give their grievances within three days to the redressal committee. WORST PHASE FOR ECONOMY OVER: RBI Schools won’t open till all views are taken, says CM FY21 contraction to be 9.5%: GDP growth in Q1 of FY22 pegged at 20%; second Covid wave may hit projections AMID growing concerns over opening of educational institutions, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Friday sought to allay fears saying that the State Government will not go ahead with reopening schools without consulting experts and officials. “It’s a matter of children’s health. The government will consult experts, political leaders and officials to discuss all the pros and cons. Only then we will decide on reopening schools. Till then, one should not heed to any sort of rumours,” the CM said in a statement. At a time when Covid-19 cases are increasing, there is much debate on reopening of schools and leaders of various po- S U N I T H A N AT T I EXPRESS READ Vaccine: State maps PHCs, anganwadis Bengaluru: The state government has started mapping PHCs, anganwadis and community health centres for vaccination, once the Covid vaccine is made available | P3 Peace Prize for World Food Programme Niamey (Niger): The World Food Programme won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat hunger in regions facing conflict and hardship. Cops call Republic TV CFO for questioning Mumbai: Mumbai Police on Friday issued summons to Republic TV’s CFO in connection with the TRP manipulation racket it is probing, an official said. P7 THE Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is done punching numbers. Its official read on the economy — the first since the coronavirus outbreak — shows India’s real GDP growth to first contract 9.5% in FY21, but rebound to score a perfect 10% in FY22. But as uncertainty of the virus spread continues to fog the outlook, all forecasts are pretty much down to the wire. According to RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, the disastorous phase is behind us. Meaning, the sudden and steep contraction like 23.9% seen in Q1 is over and growth rates will regain their model behaviour hereon. The central bank’s projections pursued three scenarios — benign, baseline, and adverse. Taken together, GDP could contract 7.5-11.5% in FY21, but rebound by 7.2-11.6% in FY22. The big cheese is, regardless of the scenario, growth is bound to recover in 2021, though much will depend on investments, consumer spending, monsoon, exports, global growth, and of course some good luck and fortune. All this is subject to avoiding a second wave of infections, and it’s unclear if RBI modelled such a scenario KARNATAKA COVID-19 BATTLE 10,913 9,789 5,61,610 Test Positive on Friday 6,90,269 Total Cases Total Deaths 1,18,851 TOTAL ACTIVE CASES Total Recoveries DETAILS ON: PAGE 3 Indian Muslims are world’s most content, says Bhagwat E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ New Delhi MUSLIMS face hostilities in many countries but they are most content in India because it is a much safer place, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said. “The most content Muslims are only in India,” he said during an interview to a Hindi magazine on Friday. Bhagwat said people from all faiths have stood together whenever it has been about the essence of India. He noted that many Muslims fought in Mewar king Maharana Pratap’s army against Mughal emperor Akbar, adding that India’s history is replete with such stories that show people from all faiths stood together whenever there was an attack on the country’s culture. He also said any kind of bigotry and separatism are spread only by those whose self-interest gets affected. He noted that unlike India, Pakistan did not give rights to followers of other religions. where the ‘deathly grip of the virus’ invokes future lockdowns or delays reopening of the economy. In Q2, growth may shrink 9.8%, followed by an even modest 5.6% contraction in Q3 and eventually recover to 0.5% in Q4. If everything goes by the script, real GDP growth in Q1 of FY22 will be an unprecedented 20.6%. Notwithstanding the overwhelming evidence pointing to recovery the ques, tion on the pace of reboud remains. Will it be a V U, W, L or K-shaped? Das , believes it could be a 3-speed recovery. First layer includes sectors opening up early like agriculture and allied activities, FMCG goods and auto to an extent. Second includes those where activity is normalising gradually followed by third comprising ‘slog overs,’ or those entities severly affected by social distancing norms. With agriculture outlook remaining robust, it’s expected to boost rural demand and consumption may go up in Q3. CONTINUED ON: P10 MPC keeps key rates unchanged RBI has kept key interest rates unchanged. The six-member Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to retain repo rate at 4% while keeping its policy stance accommodative Temple priest burnt alive in Rajasthan R A J E S H A S N A N I @ Jaipur A priest in Rajasthan’s Karauli district died after being set afire by a group of six men over a land dispute, giving the BJP, which is under fire over the Hathras gang-rape and murder in Uttar Pradesh, a handle to attack the Congress. Before he died, priest Babu Lal Vaishnav told the police the culprits doused him in petrol and set him ablaze. The incident took place at Bunka village in Sapotra on Wednesday. The priest was rushed to Jaipur’s SMS Hospital where he died on Thursday night. A case of murder has been registered and the main accused, Kailash Meena, has been arrested. The police said the priest had about 15 bighas belonging to the Radha Krishna Temple Trust in the village that was given to him for livelihood. A dispute arose as Vaishnav wanted to build a house on a plot close to his land, but the accused claimed they owned the land and the village elders ruled in the priest’s favour. CONTINUED ON: P8 COVID TIMES 200 people on Dasara opening day, 300 for Jamboo Savari; virtual fest for rest EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Mysuru/Bengaluru THE Covid-19 technical advisory committee (TAC), constituted by the State Government to give its recommendations on conducting the 10-day Dasara amidst the pandemic, has favoured holding this year’s celebrations virtually for the public and limiting the entry of people for the Jamboo Savari on October 26 to 300 persons only . While keeping with traditions and cultural activities, the committee has also recommended to strictly limit the entry of the public, including guests, to just 200 people on the opening ceremony of the Dasara, on October 17 atop Chamudi Hills, which will be attended by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa. The three-member committee of chairman Dr M K Sudarshan and member-secretaries Dr Mahamood Shariff and Dr Lokesh Alahari, carried out an inspection at Chamundi Since the total numbers allowed are so small, and there is much clamour to participate in the fest, the team has urged the public to participate virtually only Members of the Covid-19 technical advisory committee inspecting the grounds of the Mysuru Palace on Friday | UDAYSHANKAR S Hills and Mysuru Palace on Friday and held discussions with the district officials. There have been concerns about crowd restriction during the festivities in the light of the pandemic. Mysuru district has recorded over 40,000 Covid-positive cases of which 7,467 are still active. On Friday, the district saw 826 new cases. Dr K Sudhakar, Medical Education Minister The district administration had earlier written to the Chief Secretary seeking permission to make seating arrangements for 2,000 people for the Jamboo Savari. However, the committee has suggested that the presence of people during the procession, including officials, staff on duty artists and security personnel, , be limited to just 300 members. P5 E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Bengaluru DAL DELIGHT A girl enjoys participating in the three-day water sports event, Jashen-e-Dal, organised by J&K Police at Dal Lake after three years, in Srinagar on Friday | PTI litical parties have also put forth their opinion, he said. The Union Home Ministry, in its recent Unlock 5.0 guidelines, had allowed reopening of schools in a graded manner after October 15. Primary and Secondary Education Minister Suresh Kumar too insisted that the Education Department is in no hurry to reopen schools. “Children’s health is important. This is not a prestige issue, safety is our priority he said. ,” He pointed out that the opinions of lawmakers had been sought and many, including Opposition leader Siddaramaiah had already written in. Health Minister B Sriramulu will also discuss with Health Department P5 officials and give his opinion. Chargesheet against 8 activists over Maoist links EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Mumbai/New Delhi THE National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a second supplementary chargesheet in the Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad case against eight persons, including 83-year-old Jesuit priest Father Stan Swamy, who was arrested Thursday evening. The 10,000-page chargesheet filed in a Mumbai court also names Delhi University associate professor Hany Babu, Goa Institute of Man- agement professor Anand Teltumbde, activists Gautam Navlakha and Milind Teltumbde and members of cultural group Kabir Kala Manch — Jyoti Jagtap, Sagar Gorkhe and Ramesh Gaichor. All eight activists have been charged with waging war against the country, conspiring with other accused to further the Maoist ideology, encouraging lawless activities and criminal conspiracy under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Barring Milind Teltumbde, who is absconding, all other accused are in jail. Stan Swamy, the 16th person to be arrested in the case, was remanded in judicial custody till October 23 by a special NIA court in Mumbai on Friday He will be in Ta. loja jail in Maharashtra along with the other accused. Navlakha, according to the NIA, was in touch with Pakistan’s spy agency ISI. He was allegedly mobilising intellectuals against the Union government and was also recruiting people for the CPI-Maoist.
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