kottayam l monday l October 12, 2020 l `7.00 l PAGES 28 l city EDITION hamilton now level with schumacher’s record seventh win of 2020 for briton Six-time world champion comes up on top at Eifel Grand Prix to equal German great’s tally of 91 Formula One wins. championship record next? This season may have begun late but Hamilton is making up for lost time. The win at Nurburgring was his seventh triumph in just 11 races in 2020. After pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas suffered an early retirement, the 35-yearold took his Mercedes home in a measured performance. Max Verstappen finished in second place. The next race is in Portugal after two weeks. ■ ■ Hamilton could equal another of the German’s records if he wins the drivers’ championship. Schumacher leads with seven. Hamilton said he didn’t think it was possible to match Schumacher’s record of 91 wins. “Seeing Michael’s dominance (...) don’t think could ever think of getting near Michael...” 6 no of races remaining in the calendar 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 Kerala’s tourist destinations to reopen today Beaches will open on Nov 1; no quarantine for tourists from other states on 7-day trips Express News Service @ T’Puram After remaining shut for more than six months, the tourist destinations in the state will start welcoming people from Monday bringing a much-need, ed relief to the state’s cashstrapped economy. Covid-19 protocol will be enforced strictly in the tourist spots. While hill, adventure, backwater and ayurveda tourist centres will be reopened for domestic tourists, the beach destinations will remain closed. They will be opened only on November 1 as it is difficult to enforce restrictions at beaches. “The state has decided to reopen its tourist destinations in a phased manner in the wake of the crisis being faced by various stakeholders dependent on tourism,” said Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran. “The Unlock 4.0 guidelines of the Centre has allowed the reopening of the tourism sector by adhering to safety precautions. Taking note of this, the state has decided to reopen the tourism sector and this would be a big relief for the ailing sector,” he said. Kerala has already relaxed the restrictions on people coming from other states, saying that they need not undergo quarantine for seven-day trips. Similarly, domestic tourists need not undergo quarantine for trips up to seven days. Those who wish to spend more than seven days need to carry a Covid-negative certificate or undergo a Covid test in Kerala at their own expense. Otherwise, they will have to undergo a seven-day quarantine in the state. Further, all domestic tourists will have to register on www. covid19jagratha.kerala.nic.in and strictly follow Covid-19 pro● More on P5 tocols. Charges against SC judge put CJI in a spot E x p r e s s N e w s S e r v i c e @ New Delhi Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s letter to Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, in which he levelled serious allegations against Justice N V Ramana, has perhaps put the CJI in a position no other head of India’s judiciary has faced. Unlike anonymous complaints from the public against members of the judiciary this , letter to the CJI has been written by a person holding a constitutional position against another person, who also holds a similar post. In the face of this situation, Chief Justice Bobde may have no option but to take cognisance of the letter one way or the other, especially as the matter is now in the public domain after the letter was shared with the media by the CM’s principal adviser, Ajeya Kallam, on Saturday . But opinions are divided over the options before the CJI Covid-positive pregnant woman dies after C-section at MCH, baby girl fine covid case diary G e o r g e P o i k ay i l @ Kasaragod Death toll crosses 1K-mark A 36-year-old Covid-positive pregnant woman with multiple comorbidities died in the early hours of Sunday after a caesarean section was performed at the Kannur Medical College Hospital, Pariyaram. The newborn, however, is fine and she is on ventilator support. “Sameera was eight months pregnant but her condition was deteriorating. So we decided to go for a C-section. We saved the girl but could not save Sameera,” said Ajith S, gynaecologist of the medical college hospital. Sameera is survived by husband Mohammed 9,347 8,924 fresh cases on Sunday 1,003 total deaths recoveries 96,316 active cases 2,89,202 total confirmed cases Teacher deployed on Covid duty dies in Kasaragod, family alleges negligence | P2 Twin babies disconsolate as mother dies of Covid | P2 Haneefa, daughter Sahba and the newborn girl. The family — natives of Nayanmarmoola in Vidyanagar in Kasaragod — had returned from Saudi Arabia a year ago. “Sameera had multiple existing conditions such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes and had undergone nephrectomy to remove a kidney ,” said Dr Ajith. The District Hospital in Kanhangad referred her to Pariyaram MCH on Wednesday. “She had breathlessness when she reached here. We provided all the latest treatment but her condition worsened and the oxygen level ● More on P2 dipped,” he said. Hathras to address the issue. One set of apex court judges said as per procedure, CJI Bobde will have to place the complaint before the full court of the SC for its consideration. These judges said the plaint needs to be placed before all judges of the court, who will then take a collective decision. Some other judges felt that the CJI can even decide to set a up a panel to look into the charges. express read PM launches property cards distribution New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the physical distribution of property cards under the ‘Svamitva’ (ownership) scheme. Nadal ties Federer at 20 Grand Slams Paris: Rafael Nadal tied Roger Federer with 20 Grand Slam titles by producing a nearperfect performance against Novak Djokovic in French Open final on Sunday. P11 WITH THIS ISSUE THE ESSENTIAL CAMPUS DIGEST 28 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF edex (TABLOID) YOUR LIFE COACH CBI takes charge, files fresh case N a m i ta B a j pa i @ Lucknow A day after the Centre handed over the probe into the alleged gang-rape and murder of a 20-year-old Dalit girl in Hathras, the agency registered a case at its Anti-Corruption Branch in Ghaziabad under relevant sections of the IPC and the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989, on Sunday . It filed its FIR against main accused Sandeep of Boolgarhi village based on a complaint lodged by the victim’s brother at Chandpa police station in Hathras on September 14. He had alleged that the accused tried to kill her by strangulation in a millet field. The case was earlier being probed by a three-member Special Investigation Team set up by the UP government on September 30. The CBI named Seema Pahuja, deputy superintendent of police, ACB (Ghaziabad), as the Investigating Officer for the probe. The team is likely to reach Hathras soon and take over the the case from the district police and the SIT.
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