BHUBANESWAR l Saturday l february 13, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 12 l JEYPORE EDITION Retail inflation down to 4.06% in January The dip from 4.59% in Dec, 2020, attributed to declining veggie prices in the National Statistical Office data released on Friday at 1.89%, food basket price rise down, too Industrial production up 1% in Dec Meat, fish, egg and milk experienced an uptick in price, but it was more than adequately offset by the decrease in the rates of vegetable and confectionary. The overall rate of price rise in the food basket was 1.89% in January, down from 3.41% in December, 2020. Retail inflation has cooled down significantly owing largely to moderation in food inflation ■ Indicating continuing recovery, industrial production entered positive territory after a month. The manufacturing sector posted a growth of 1.6% but mining output declined by 4.8% ■ Power generation grew by a healthy by 5.1%, taking the overall P10 growth of eight core sectors of the economy to 1% 4.9% Growth in consumer durables compared to -5.6% in December 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 Full disengagement at Pangong to take more time Indian Army using multiple modes to verify China’s troop withdrawal M AYA N K SI N G H @ New Delhi Full bilateral military disengagement in the Pangong lake area in Eastern Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) could take more time than thought, as the wary Indian Army is using multiple modes to verify China’s reciprocal withdrawal of troops and equipment. “We are not taking any chances this time. Additional verification mechanisms have been introduced. Apart from satellite and drone images, videography of the disengagement is also being done,” a senior Army officer said. The distrust stems from the problems the Chinese side had created both at Galwan and Hot Spring-Gogra in June last. Indian soldiers on their verification mission found partial dis- Welcome step: US “We’re closely following reports of initial troop disengagement. We welcome the ongoing efforts to de-escalate,” a US State Department spokesperson said engagement in both sites, which snowballed into the major Galwan violence. “We have differences in perception about the position of the LAC on the north bank of the Pangong lake. But on the ground, there is no confusion about it in the south bank.” Chinese troops coming to Finger 4 were actually present inside our claim line, but in the south bank, both sides are sitting in areas of their claim lines. As per the agreements, Chinese troops will relocate to the east of Finger 8 and the In- dian Army will be based at Dhan Singh Thapa post close to Finger 4 on the north bank of the lake. As of now, withdrawal of armoured vehicles has been completed from around five locations. “The tanks were as close as 50 metres apart at some points. Now they have moved back to their administrative bases into the rear,” another Army officer said. Meanwhile, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that the agreement to disengage at Pangong was reached after several round of talks. “The two sides have also agreed to convene 10th round of senior commanders meeting within 48 hours after complete disengagement in the Pangong lake area, to address the remaining issues,” P7 Srivastava said. express read Upstream lake formed on Rishiganga CVC registers case against ISRO brass Tapovan: Amid ongoing rescue efforts at the Tapovan tunnel, the detection of a new lake formed by boulders that rolled on to the Rishiganga and blocked it about 8 km upstream from Raini village, added to the worry as it could cause more havoc | P5 Bengaluru: The CVC has registered a complaint against ISRO Chairman and Secretary, Dr K Sivan, over allegations of irregularities in the recruitment of his son to ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) in Valiamala, Trivandrum | P5 inner voice ‘Suffocated’ Dinesh Trivedi resigns on floor of Rajya Sabha E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ New Delhi Heeding to his ‘inner voice’, Trinamool Congress’ MP Dinesh Trivedi quit from the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. He attributed violence in West Bengal and suffocation in the party led by Mamata Banerjee as reasons for his decision, leaving the party leaders surprised. Soon after getting up to speak during the debate on Budget, Trivedi said: “There are limitations here. My party has sent me here, so I am grateful. But now I can’t take what is happening any more. I am feeling suffocated. That’s why I want to resign from here. I want to work for my Bengal,” the former railway minister said. The BJP was quick to welcome him, if he wanted to make the switch. Speaking about the violence in West Bengal, Trivedi said: “It is a threat to democracy. I am from the land of Subhash Chandra Bose. My soul is saying I sit here and say nothing, what is the point?” he said. Naveen demands rollback of draft bylaws for Ekamra Kshetra temples E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Bhubaneswar CHIEF Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday urged the Centre to immediately withdraw the National Monument Authority (NMA)’s draft heritage bylaws for Ananta Basudeva and Brahmeswar temples in Ekamra Kshetra of the Capital City He called upon all MPs of . the State to take up the matter with the Union Government and press for their rollback. Taking to his Twitter handle, the Chief Minister said the NMA under Culture Ministry should have consulted the Odisha government prior to framing the draft bylaws. “It would have been appropriate for the Central agencies to take the State into confidence on sensitive religious issues”, he said. The Chief Minister also appealed to all the State MPs to take up the sensitive matter with Centre and Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel as it involves the sentiments of lakhs of devotees of Odisha, lives and livelihood of sevayats and linked to the smooth conduct of nitis (rituals) of Lord Lingaraj. Meanwhile, thousands of people including sevayats lit clay lamps in front of the Lin- People lighting lamps outside the Lingaraj temple to mark protest against the draft heritage bylaws, in Bhubaneswar on Friday | Express garaj temple and held a silent protest seeking the Chief Minister’s intervention for withdrawal of the bylaws. Stating that the proposed rules for the two temples will pose hindrance in the Ekamra Kshetra beautification work, they said the Chief Minister should take up the matter with the Centre like he did in the case of Sri Jagannath temple at Puri. The NMA had on January 18 issued a public notification on draft heritage bylaws for Jagannath temple besides, Ananta Basudeva and Brahmeswar temples and sought suggestions within a month. Although the Culture Ministry withdrew the rules for Srimandir after much hue and cry those for the Ekamra Kshe, tra temples have not been rolled back yet. The bylaws prohibit and regulate constructions within 100 to 300 metre radius of the monuments that are protected under the The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act-2010. Pradhan counters CM, asks him to examine bylaws Soon after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik demanded the Centre to withdraw the draft bylaws for Ananta Basudeva and Brahmeswar temples, invoking sentiments of lakhs of devotees and interests of servitors, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched a counter stating he has not been properly briefed on the issue | P3
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