BHUBANESWAR l wednesday l february 17, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 14 l JEYPORE EDITION formality complete Needing seven wickets to win, India posted a massive 317-run win against England in the second Test on Day Four home truth Virat Kohli is already India’s most successful Test captain ever and the win in Chennai was his 21st at home. As of now, this is a joint-home record with former skipper MS Dhoni patel rap Left-arm spinner Axar Patel had a memorable debut. He picked up five wickets, including that of Joe Root, in the second innings. He is the ninth Indian to take five wickets on debut local touch R Ashwin, who was declared the Man of the Match, dedicated the victory to his home crowd (Chennai). “I’m speechless. I’ve played four Tests here and this is the most special,” he said 38 over to motera Both the teams will be travelling to Ahmedabad next for the third day and night Test. After levelling the series, India would be looking to consolidate the lead in the pink ball match India team celebrates after winning the second Test in Chennai on Tuesday. The four-Test series is 1-1 level | BCCI | P13 runs scored by england’s last pair, the highest in match for visitors 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 India’s largest hockey stadium to be ready by HWC’23: CM E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Rourkela/Bhubaneswar Students and members of NSUI display placards during a protest to condemn the arrest of climate activist Disha Ravi in Bengaluru onTuesday | express Advance bail to activist Muluk as police Zoom in while, written to Zoom app to provide details of the contents, locations and the people who Two of the three activists attended the January 11 virtual named in the farmer protest meeting organised by Pro-Khatoolkit FIR got relief from listani group Poetic Justice courts even as the Delhi Police Foundation. ramped up efforts to build its According to Joint Commiscase against them. sioner of Police (Cyber Cell) Environment activPrem Nath, about 60-70 ist Shantanu Muluk Muluk can go people, including Diswas granted anticipa- to Delhi court ha, Jacob and Muluk tory transit bail by Au— whom he identified The temporary rangabad bench of the as creators and editors bail granted to Bombay High Court of the toolkit — atMuluk would on Tuesday for 10 days tended the meeting. enable him to while the main bench Canada-based Khaapply for of the HC reserved its listan supporter MO protection order on a similar bail Dhaliwal and Anita before an plea by lawyer-activist Lal, co-founders of appropriate Nitika Jacob for PJF, also attended the court in Delhi. Wednesday. Meanmeeting to chalk out Jacob’s lawyer while, a Delhi court althe modalities of cretold a singlelowed Beng aluru’s judge bench that ating the toolkit. Disstudent-activist Disha the toolkit only missing criticism over Ravi to speak with spoke of support arrest of the 21-yearfamily over phone for old activist, the police to the farmers 15 minutes and meet denied any lapse. “Diand not about with her lawyer for 30 sha’s arrest has been violence minutes every day made in accordance while in police custody . with the law, which doesn’t difChief Metropolitan Magis- ferentiate between a 22-year-old trate also allowed her to get or a 50-year-old,” said Delhi Powarm clothes, masks and books lice Commissioner. and ordered the Delhi Police to After Disha’s arrest, Jacob provide a copy of the FIR and and Muluk moved the high remand documents to Disha. court for anticipatory transit Delhi Police have, mean- bail on Monday . G ayat h r i M a n i a nd S u d h i r S u r ya w a n s h i @ New Delhi/Mumbai CHIEF Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for India’s largest hockey stadium on the campus of Biju Patnaik University of Te ch n o l o g y ( B P U T ) at Rourkela. To be named after freedom fighter Birsa Munda, the stadium will be completed before the men’s FIH Hockey World Cup 2023. “It will be an inspiration for younger generations to dream big, achieve big and take Odisha forward. It would also show the world that Odias are second to none”, said the Chief Minister while addressing a public gathering at BPUT. He also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for multiple projects worth `4,800 crore for Sundargarh district, at the venue. The Chief Minister said with the seating capacity of more than 20,000 persons, it will be the largest hockey stadium in the country “It will set . a new benchmark in global stadium design for hockey, offering one of the finest spectator experiences in the world,” Naveen said. The stadium will be developed on a green, functional, cost effective design. Designed to deliver the best match day experience, each seat in the stadium will have uninterrupted sightlines. The spectators will be closer to the pitch than at any other hockey stadium in the world. “Whenever I visit Rourkela, An artistic representation of the proposed stadium in Sundargarh district | express it reminds me of Biju Babu. It is a city of hope and also the first industrial city of Odisha on which people of nearby re- Early warning of fresh Covid wave in India? S u m i S u k a n ya D u t ta @ New Delhi It may be too early to say if India is heading towards a fresh wave of Covid-19, but some states like Gujarat, Maharashtra and Haryana are parhaps showing early signs of a resurgence. Overall for the country, too, beginning February 6, there have been quite a few days when the active Covid-19 cases have gone up, as compared to the previous day after staying , flat for weeks. In Maharashtra that had a heavy case load, the graph started flattening last month. But on February 14, it recorded 4,092 new cases, the highest since January 6 when 4,382 new cases were reported. In Mumbai, the number of daily cases have started climbing over the last few days, especially since local trains started rolling again. Haryana, which had less than 100 new cases for quite some time now, has started registering over 100 new cases almost every day since February 11. Ditto Gujarat. Health economist Rijo M John said, “The situation in Kerala, on the other hand, seems to be improving.” express read SIT submits Opposition loads chargesheet, AV Kotia ammo to clip key evidence target BJD Bhubaneswar: In a major development, the SIT, probing the Nayagarh minor rape and murder case, submitted its chargesheet in which it has ruled out use of any chemical substance to decompose the body. “There was nothing to suggest use of any corrosive or chemical substance on the remains of the deceased,” the SIT stated in the charge sheet | P2 Bhubaneswar: The Opposition is all set to corner the State Government in the Budget session of the Assembly beginning from Thursday by raising several issues including the Kotia border dispute and draft heritage bylaws even as the ruling BJD is prepared to counter the attack by demanding the withdrawal of heritage bylaws from the temples hosting living deities | P3 Vested interests misguiding farmers: Modi Lucknow: In yet another bid to reach out to the protesting farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tried to convince them of the virtues of the three new farm laws, saying the intent of the reforms was to help and empower the small and marginal farmers. The PM reiterated that forces with vested political interests were trying to misguide the farmers | P9 Amazon manufacturing unit in Chennai Chennai: E-commerce giant Amazon announced on Tuesday that it will develop its first manufacturing facility in the country to produce Amazon Devices at Chennai. It will commence its manufacturing efforts with contract manufacturer Cloud Network Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn | P12 LAYING THE TRAP A fisherman casts his net in the Kuakhai river in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday | Biswanath Swain Official says tunnel workers survived for four days, U’khand govt denies Chamoli additional chief medical officer MS Khati found himself in a spot of bother after he stated that tunnel workers might have been alive for four-five days | P10 gions depend for livelihood”, he said. Naveen said Odisha is the sponsor of Indian hockey team. “When FIH proposed to host the Men’s Hockey World Cup-2023 in Odisha for a second time, Rourkela as a second venue instantly struck my mind”, he said, adding that it is a gift to the hockey lovers of Sundargarh. He said India beat other contenders Belgium, Australia and Malaysia to host Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 in Odisha. Stating that Sundargarh is a cradle of hockey, he said the spirit of hockey lies in its soil, air and water. Hockey has placed Sundargarh in the world sports map. Naveen said Rourkela plays an instrumental role in the growth of Sundargarh and Odisha. After the year 2000, growth of Rourkela has increased and it also earned the Smart City tag. h e r i t a g e B Y L A WS Aparajita presents evidence on ‘competent authority’ , slams govt E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Bhubaneswar Continuing her onslaught on the BJD government over the contentious herita g e bylaws, Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi on Tuesday presented a gazette notification of the Union Ministry of Culture designating the State Director of Culture as the competent authority for grant of permission for construction or renovation of structures within regulated areas near the sites. She produced the documentary evidence after the BJD refuted her earlier claims that the Director of Culture was the competent authority to frame such rules for protection of heritage monuments in the State. Circulating the gazette notification in social media, Sarangi said the government tried to prove her wrong after being caught on the wrong foot for blaming the Centre for coming in the way of development of some protected heritage sites including Sri Jagannath Temple at Puri and Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar. “After my statement yesterday that the Director, Culture, Govt of Odisha, is the competent authority under the concerned Act,1958, BJD/State govt disagreed. I am appalled at the ignorance and immaturity of the State government. Stop farm innovation misleading the people of Odisha,” Sarangi tweeted tagging Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The gazette notification issued on March 10, 2014 states, “Under Section 20C and 20D of The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958, Director (Culture), Department of Tourism and Culture, Government of Odisha is the competent authority to grant permission for construction, repair or renovation in regulated areas of protected monuments.” “I stand by every word I said. Why this ignorance, non- application of mind and immaturity on part of the State gover nment?,” she questioned. Media advisor to the State government Manas Mangaraj had on Monday come out with a clarification stati n g t h e cl a i m s made by the BJP MP are not correct and the NMA-Odisha competent authority notified by the Centre is the Regional Director of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Coming down heavily on the government on the issue, Sarangi said, “Governance is a serious issue and it requires maturity. After careful study, analysis and discussion with relevant people, I put forth all the facts and figures pertaining to the Parliament Act of 1958 and heritage bylaws.” NRRI scientists develop solar device to combat pest menace E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Cuttack SCIENTISTS of National Rice Research Institute (NRRI) here have developed a solar-based Alternate Energy Light Trap (AELT) device for effective pest management and also reducing indiscriminate use of chemical insecticides in crops. Invented by Shyamaranjan Das Mohapatra, Principal Scientist (Entomology), and Mayabini Jena, former head of crop protection division, the device is the first of its kind in the country The scientists received . a patent for the invention on February 8. The breakthrough technology is billed to be a potent weapon in the hands of the farmers to combat pest and insect attacks, which are increasing at an alarming rate. The AELT includes a light trap unit for attracting flying insects and a collector unit for depositing them. The scientists said monitoring insects in light traps will enable the farmers to know the species that lurk in the field and whether or not they are at a manageable level. Once the insect population in the light traps crosses economic threshold level (ETL), the farmers can decide on approp r i at e p e s t m a n a g e m e n t interventions. Explaining the device, lead innovator Das Mohapatra said the light trap can be installed right on the crop fields. The collection unit has two chambers separated by a mesh with big size holes to separate the tiny insects (mostly beneficial insects) from the bigger ones. The unit further comprises a vibration assembly, which will separate the species. “Once, the mesh starts vibrating, the tiny beneficial insects will fall down and get collected in the second chamber. The non-target insects can then easily escape into the crop environment. This facility for es- caping of non-target/natural enemies from the main insect collection unit is a desirable attribute for bio-intensive approach of pest management,” said Dr Das Mohapatra. The light trap unit is provided with a sensor which automatically gets lighted during twilight and switched off after three to four hours as per time set by the user in the timer. A heavy battery has been fitted with the device to store and operate the device even in the cloudy and foggy weather. The battery can run for four to five days. The device would cost between `4,100 and `8,000, Das Mohapatra said.
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