BENGALURU SUNDAY JANUARY 10, 2021 `8.00 PAGES 28 LATE CITY EDITION INDONESIA PLANE WITH 62 ABOARD FEARED CRASHED Pontianak-bound domestic carrier loses contact four minutes after take off from Jakarta on Saturday around 1 pm (IST) SUSPECTED DEBRIS FOUND IN SEA, SEARCH ON PLUNGED 10,000 FEET IN ONE MINUTE Teams have been dispatched to search the waters north of Jakarta. However, rescuers said suspected debris had been found in the sea. According to Indonesian Transport Minister Budi Karya, the Boeing 737-500, run by budget airline Sriwijaya Air, had 62, including 12 crew, people on board. No radio beacon signal has been detected, officials said ■ ■ Tracking service Flightradar24 said on its Twitter feed said that the flight “lost more than 10,000 feet of altitude in less than one minute, about 4 minutes after departure from Jakarta” The 26-year-old plane was of the 737 Classic series, not to be confused with 737 MAX that was grounded over safety concerns 2018 A LION AIR BOEING 737 MAX FLIGHT HAD CRASHED IN INDONESIA, KILLING 189 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 Dems to impeach CM HINTS AT `40K CR BUDGET DEFICIT Trump for 2nd time EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Koppal If Prez does not resign on his own, steps will be taken to dislodge him, says Speaker Pelosi EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE EXPRESS READ Covid vaccination to start in India on Jan 16 New Delhi: India will launch its Covid-19 vaccination drive from January 16 in what Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called the world’s largest P9 inoculation programme. Apps see demand after new WhatsApp terms New Delhi: Signal and Telegram messaging apps are seeing a sudden increase in demand after rival WhatsApp updated its terms of service raising eyebrows on social media. P13 P2 THE TOUCH OF KNOWLEDGE OUTGOING US President Donald Trump, accused of inciting his supporters to mount a violent insurrection on Capitol Hill — in which five people died — is all set to become the only US President to be impeached twice, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying she would move forward with impeachment if Trump did n o t r e s i g n immediately . “If he does not, I have instructed the Rules Committee to be prepared to move forward with Congressman Jamie Raskin’s 25th Amendment legislation and a motion for impeachment,” Pelosi said. According to reports, nearly 160 House Democrats have signed the bill, which congress- men Ted Lieu of California and David Cicilline of Rhode Island began drafting while they were sheltering in a place during Wednesday’s chaos at the Capitol. If the process goes ahead, it willbe the second time the House has pursued impeachment against Trump. In December 2019, the lower chamber impeached him on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. But the Senate acquitted him on both the charges in February 2020. No US president has ever been impeached twice. However, the prospect of an impeachment conviction seems remote due to Trump’s Republican broad support in the Senate. The White House dismissed the impeachment as a politically motivated move. P9, 10 TWITTER KICKS OUT DON PERMANENTLY US President Donald Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter due to the “risk of further incitement of violence”, the social media giant has announced, days after his supporters stormed the US Capitol. The unprecedented move by the social media platform comes after Trump tweeted that he would not attend the inauguration of Joe Biden CHIEF B S Yediyurappa has indicated that the upcoming state budget could see a deficit of Rs 40,000-50,000 crore due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic, and natural disasters such as floods and drought which have wreaked havoc. Speaking to reporters after 10 babies die in Maharashtra hospital fire EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Mumbai A fire broke out at the Sick Newborn Care Unit of the Bhandara district general hospital, leaving 10 infants dead on Saturday early morning. The fire brigade rescued seven children from the blaze, suspected to have been sparked by an electrical short circuit. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray ordered a high-level sixmember committee to probe the mishap, besides announcing an ex-gratia of `5 lakh each to the parents of the deceased children. CONTINUED ON: P10 performing the ground-breaking ceremony for the country’s first-ever toy cluster here on Saturday, Yediyurappa expressed concern over the financial situation and noted that the government had not been able to take up development works as per expectation. However, all efforts are being made to revive the economy as early as possible, he said, and sought co-operation to bring it back on track. “The country’s first toy cluster of international standards is a step in this direction, with the toys market having abundant potential both domestically and globally All eyes are . on this mega project and we are hoping to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the inauP7 guration,” the CM said. RUSHES TO DELHI Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa is making a quick visit to New Delhi on Sunday, in all probability to discuss cabinet expansion, before the bypolls in the state are announced. Sources said the CM got a call from party president J P Nadda on Saturday late evening. He will meet Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. | P4 Bumrah, Md Siraj ‘racially abused’ V E N K ATA K R I S H N A B @ Chennai RACIAL abuse reared its ugly head on Saturday when Team India management lodged an official complaint against abuses, allegedly racial, hurled at two of its players during the third Test against Australia in Sydney The matter was taken . up with International Cricket Council match referee David Boon and security officials at the Sydney Cricket Ground. According to team sources, it involved pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj who pointed out they were “ra- Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj were allegedly subjected to racial abuse during the Sydney Test | AFP cially abused” by a section of the crowd. It is learnt that some spectators started hurling abusive words at Bumrah and Siraj while they were fielding in the boundary. As the day progressed, cuss words apparently turned racial. It is learnt that Siraj was allegdely subject to even the monkey word, which led the pacer to infor m stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane. The matter was brought to the notice of the on-field umpires Paul Reifel and Paul Wilson, and Boon. According to a member of the Indian team, Boon and the SCG security officials have already spoken to the players and are set to review the video footage to identify the fans. WITH THIS ISSUE INDIA’S BREAD REVOLUTION PLUS 12 PAGES
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