46 US ﬁrms ﬁle suit to block H-1B changes As many as 46 US-based companies and business organizations, including Apple, Google, Twitter and Facebook, have filed an amicus brief that supports a legal challenge to block upcoming changes to H-1B visa eligibility. This comes in the wake of the US administration’s proposal to scrap the computerized lottery system to grant work visas to foreigners. KALABURAGI SUNDAY NOVEMBER 01, 2020 `8.00 PAGES 32 CITY EDITION 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 CONTINUED ON: P7 100 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE Capsicum 54 Coconut 50 40 30 DON’T be surprised if your favourite samosa or aloo bonda becomes costlier. This is because, the humble potato, the second most essential item in any kitchen after onion, has become dearer. In fact, potato prices are at the highest compared to the last few years. In most parts of Karnataka, the price of potato ranges between Rs 55 per kg and Rs 65, when compared to Rs 30-Rs 40 in the wholesale yard. Traders from the yards and officials in Hopcoms say that it is the first time in the last two years that the price of potatoes has gone beyond Rs 50. Last year, the prices in the retail market hovered around Rs 45- 50, and in the yards, it was within Rs 30. While farmers blame the poor yield, traders attribute it to poor transportation and poor quality However, managing the . kitchen budget for homemakers has become a challenge. P5 “Minimum Requirements for Annual MBBS Admissions Regulations, 2020” notified by the newly-established National Medical Commission. The new norm replaces the “Minimum Standard Requirements for Medical Colleges, 1999,” passed by the Medical Council of India. The earlier regulations did not specify the period of functionality for hospitals for THE WIFI FIT LIST M U K E S H R A N J A N @ Muzaffarpur PLUS 12 PAGES obeying unique universal rules sunday l november 01, 2020 PaGes 08 Panacea ultiMate for rousing energy HHM village HHM World: a futuristic coMPany Panacea ultimate for rousing energy (PURE) is a product designed by HHM, after researching for more than 20 years from Vedic practice called Agnihotra. PURE contains two components: Panacea ultimate and PURE pyramid. Panacea ultimate is an intelligent combination of 43 herbs handpicked specifically from different geography at various seasons. What is special about HHM Village is that mud houses will be constructed by a special Tribal community who resides at Marayoor in Idukki in Kerala. The construction method is unique which is known only to this special Tribal group. It is a UNESCO-recognised construction method. The 50 houses of HHM Village will generate employment opportunity for them. HHM World is a futuristic company exploring potentials of wellness industry in line with new normal after Covid-19 pandemic. The company headquartered at Chalavara in Palakkad district of Kerala, is committed to developing value-added products based on scientific research, which help in enhancing the levels of quality living. Dr. Jayakrishnan says “Success in life underlies in adjusting the receptive infrastructure of the physical body and to obey the unique universal rules”. The receptive infrastructure of human body refers to the capacity of an individual to inhale the essential cosmic rays in abundance and HHM insists that it is the responsibility of each and every individual to collect them for their best. Holistic Human Metaphysics (HHM) illustrates techniques and tools to balance the energy flow in the human body. Since every human being is unique, HHM provides simple living habits which are personally customised. 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 A PMD initiAtive exPress focus raInbow route to haPPIness A rAdicAl trAnsformAtion for humAn life An m e um IntroducIng dr. t P JayakrIshnan whose lIfe-changIng methods of holIstIc human metaPhysIcs are all set to take the world by storm the universe runs on a highly precise mathematical balance. if superintelligence has brought you to this planet earth, it certainly means that there is a grand purpose behind it dr. t P Jayakrishnan starting new medical colleges. As per the new norms, the beds required in various departments of the teaching hospital have also been rationalised to align with the annual student intake, teaching time to be spent in clinical specialties and the minimum clinical material required for underg raduate medical training. CONTINUED ON: P7 Where Nitish failed to deliver on promise WITH THIS ISSUE h B O S K Y K H A N N A @ Bengaluru THE government on Saturday announced new regulations to start a medical college, making it mandatory to set up a fully functional 300-bed multi-specialty hospital for at least two years at the time of application for establishing a new medical college. The norm is part of the istic Price of humble potato touches `65 per kg @ New Delhi ol 58 h Potato PhYsic ful start. A budgetary allocation of `500 crore was announced in the 2018-19 Budget, but only `5.77 crore has been spent till January this year. Having a robust cold storage chain is critical for onions, the most market-sensitive agricommodity known for its huge price volatility. This was stressed in a Reserve Bank of India report in 2018 titled ‘ reA port on the study of onion value chain.’ “The lack of storage facility is one of the prime reasons behind high volatility in onion prices. Additional storage facilities may be planned to store rabi onion (storage facilities to store at least 25% of rabi onion production need to be ensured in all major onion growing taluks),” the report said. Why a good network of cold storage facilities is crucial is because of the nearly sixmonth gap between the rabi and kharif produce. Onion typically is grown three times a year. The early kharif sowing starts in July and is harvested in October. Carrot 100 tA HEAVY and unseasonal rainfall in key onion-producing states have resulted in the staple’s prices going north, but if two major central schemes were on track and not progressed at snail’s pace, then the country would have possibly weathered the current crisis. Government data have revealed that in the past five years, only 34% of the sanctioned cold chain projects were completed while nearly 24% projects were cancelled. According to the Ministry of Food Processing Industry’s submission to a Parliamentary Standing Committee on demand for grants in 2020-21, of the 253 integrated cold storages sanctioned in 2015-16, only 87 were completed while 60 were cancelled. The remaining 106 cold storage projects are in progress. But even these projects are facing delays. “Projects are delayed due to delay in obtaining statutory approvals like CLU (change of land use), CTE (consent to establish), building plan, power connection, FSSAI licence, final sanction of term loan,” the ministry said. Besides the delay in the cold storage projects, Operation Greens, a scheme for integrated development of tomato, onion and potato, has made a fit- 165 Onion s K U M A R V I K R A M @ New Delhi 83 Garlic Cauliflower Onion price rise may have been controlled if country had adequate storage facilities Drumstick Multi-specialty hospital must before starting med college Yam Could tears have been avoided? RATES AS ON OCTOBER 31 AT HOPCOMS (RS PER KG) Our cOrrespOndent A s our taxi drove past the village of Chalavara, 20 km north of Shoranur, the countryside seemed pictureperfect with paddy fields, coconut trees, interspersed with thick, shimmering forest foliage. I was going to interview Dr. T P Jayakrishnan, the inventor of Holistic Human Metaphysics, a philosophy founded on science, analysis, and astute calculations to fight one’s so-called given fate. It was a while before the car took a turn and suddenly a huge palatial structure showed up facing the hillock across the paddy field. The vehicle stopped before the high walls of a rather different yet traditional looking mansion: Palat Palace, residence of Dr. T P Jayakrishnan. I should admit that such massiveness was pretty unprecedented. It was a Palace, literally spread over 2 acres of land almost covering the entire land area sparing only a few spread for gardens with three waterfalls. It had plenty of rooms empanelled with brass, wood and marble. Even the porch was a sight to behold, with plenty of cars. Luxury cars. A well-pruned garden meandered around a swimming pool. At a corner of the courtyard was a huge temple devoted to elephant God Ganesha and Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of wealth. We went up in a small wooden elevator. We sat in a well-appointed hall. Soon Dr. T P Jayakrishnan greeted us. I sensed a profound presence in him. What transpired was a deep conversation on the subject of metaphysics and how Dr. T P Jayakrishnan and his team of scientists have given shape to a new way towards human wellness, wealth, and happiness. Dr. Jayakrishnan stumbled upon the world of metaphysics when he hit a rough patch in his life. At one point he was told that as per astrology his stars were not aligned with his wife Usha Jayakrishnan’s and their marriage will be shortlived. The hardships faced by Dr. T P Jayakrishnan after this point were unparalleled including severe financial crisis. The burning desire to overcome this prediction and to lead a happy life drove him deeper and deeper into the mystery of the universe. He met with his mentor Dr. Nimay Banerjee who encouraged him to ask questions and find answers. He achieved everything he dreamt of. He is now healthy, wealthy and surrounded by a loving family of his wife, children and grandchildren. So what was the magic that changed his life? The simple ways he practised, along with his findings, he turned into a branch of metaphysics called the Holistic Human Metaphysics (HHM). An 8-page Express Focus ‘A Radical Transformation for Human Life’ with today’s edition IF an example of the lack of development and infrastructure in Bihar was to be witnessed, all that is required is a visit to Aurai block, hardly 30 km from the Muzaffarpur district headquarters. Although Bihar is known for its network of concrete bridges, people living in 70 villages under the Aurai block have to make do with bamboo bridges, called ‘chechri pul’ in local parlance. While these bamboo bridges are the lifeline for the more than 2.5 lakh villagers, for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar they are symbols of his failure to deliver. It is no wonder the lack of development has become an election issue for which Nitish is under attack from his opponents, particularly from Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav A recent survey by the . Centre for the Study of Developing Societies and Lokniti, had found that development was the top issue this time around. P7 BJP OPTIMISTIC OF RAJINI SUPPORT Tamil superstar Rajinikanth may seem ambivalent on his political innings, but BJP general secretary C T Ravi is optimistic of getting his support in that state where the party is looking to expand its base | P5 SEAN CONNERY 1930-2020 The first and finest superspy James Bond EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE LEGENDARY actor, Sir Sean Connery, known widely for playing James Bond, has died at the age of 90, after a prolonged battle with illness. The actor’s tryst with playing Bond began with Dr No . (1962), when he was 32, and lasted for as many as seven Bond films. Legend has it that Bond author Ian Fleming, who was initially sceptical of Connery playing the part, was so impressed by the Scottish actor’s portrayal that he gave the Bond character Scottish ancestry in his later books. A poll by a British weekly magazine this year, on the occasion of Connery’s 90th birthday declared him as , the best James Bond ever. The actor’s robust physique landed him the role of a battered prizefighter in the 1956 BBC production, Requiem for a Heavyweight. His first film to get a theatrical release was No Road Back, a 1956 crime movie. A noteworthy performance in the 1961 TV movie, Anna Karenina, brought him the attention needed to win a newspaper poll, in which readers were asked to suggest the ideal actor to play James Bond. P9
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