BHUBANESWAR l thursday l march 11, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 14 l JEYPORE EDITION lic IPO LIKELY TO BE PRICED `400-600 PER SHARE: SOURCES The government is expecting to mop up `1 lakh crore from the Life Insurance Corporation IPO, first internal valuation shows Price band unlikely to change, says FinMin A finance ministry official told TNIE that the price band of LIC’s initial public offering was estimated keeping in mind the current market condition, including the downside risk factors. “Unless there is a big disruption, the IPO will be in the same price range, even with some downside risk. The final report is likely in July this year,” the official added 10% Authorised capital to be increased ■ The Centre has already proposed raising LIC’s authorised capital to `25,000 crore. IPO is expected by the 3rd quarter of FY22 ■ Chief Economic Advisor K V Subramanian had earlier said 6-7% of LIC could be sold. The government plans to hold at least 75% in LIC’s equity for the first five years even after the IPO | P12 oF THE i.p.o. ISSUE SIZE IS LIKELY TO BE RESERVED FOR L.I.C. POLICYHOLDERS 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 With `1K cr corpus Target, Srimandir eyes donor rush E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Bhubaneswar/Puri SETTING its sight on a `1,000 crore corpus for Srimandir by Rath Yatra in 2023, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) is planning to go for a massive general donation drive, while ramping up earnings from various other sources. The strategy for a general donation drive, the temple administration said, is being chalked out. The temple body plans to Spikes at Delhi border to check future violence: MHA S A N A S H A K I L @ New Delhi The Centre on Wednesday defended its decision to install spikes at the Delhi-UP border, saying it is to prevent a repeat of the Republic Day violence by agitating farmers. “The barricades at the DelhiUttar Pradesh border were strengthened to prevent any possible repeat of the conduct displayed on January 26,” Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy said in the Rajya Sabha. T he minister claimed no road was dug up at Delhi borders in view of farmers’ agitation. Thousands of protesters had clashed with police near Delhi’s ITO during the tractor parade called by various farmer unions on January 26, with a section storming the Red Fort and clashing with security Over 300 po. lice personnel were injured during the chaos. The minister said the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, a forum representing 40 farmer unions, broke barricades on Republic Day in violation of the permission granted for taking out a tractor parade on a mutually accepted route. “They proceeded towards Central Delhi despite being stopped inside the city and broke those barricades as well,” Reddy said. Delhi Police have registered 38 cases in connection with the violence. The minister said the government has taken adequate steps to alleviate the hardships caused to the commuting public due to the activities of the protestors. set up donation boxes at major public places including airports, railway stations, universities and other such points. “We keep getting a lot of requests for establishing donation boxes because devotees of Lord Jagannath want to contribute wholeheartedly We will . finalise the details so that the donation points start operating from May,” Chief Administrator Dr Krishan Kumar told mediapersons here on Wednesday after the Finance Sub Committee meeting of the temple body . hospitalised Mamata injures foot on campaign trail, sees plot E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e ings but also lead to bigger monetization of the assets as well as their efficient management. The temple body is also planning to streamline the stone quarries under its possession from which it aims to generate about `8-10 crore from next year. All these plans were placed before the finance sub-panel meeting which passed a `202 crore annual budget for the fiscal 2021-22. In the expenses head, `11 crore has been allocated for the annual Rath Yatra, Has little time to reset the BJP’s prospects in state polls next year V i neet U pa d h yay @ Dehradun West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday suffered a leg injury when she was boarding her car in Nandigram, as its door was allegedly intentionally slammed against her left foot by four-five persons amid lax security She . cancelled her plan to stay overnight in Nandigram and returned to Kolkata. The incident happened hours after she filed her nomination papers for the Assembly elections from Nandigram. The Election Commission of India has sought a full report. The ‘attack’ took place when Mamata came out of a local temple and was about the board her car. “She sat on the seat beside the driver. Suddenly, four to five men reached near the car overpowering her Z-plus security personnel and slammed the door before she could place her left foot inside the car,’’ said a party leader accompanying the CM. Mamata alleged there was no security arrangement by the local police. ‘’Police were not there. The superintendent of police was not seen there. There were four to five men who slammed the With the BJP springing a surprise by asking Lok Sabha member Tirath Singh Rawat to take over the new Uttarakhand chief minister, he has the onerous task of cleaning up the mess created by his predecessor Trivendra Singh Rawat, despite having little legroom and the Assembly elections less that a year away. On the flip side, Tirath knows Uttarakhand’s politics insideout as he did a stint as the state unit chief of the party and is credited with its 2014 Lok Sabha performance. He also has a clean image and is considered close to the top leadership of the party, including Union home minister Amit Shah. However, since the last budget of the state government has already been passed, there is not much in terms of policy he can do to redeem the situation before Assemblypolls in 2022, political experts said. Videograb of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee holding her injured foot in Nandigram on Wednesday | PTI door deliberately before I could sit properly I suspect . the incident was a fallout of a conspiracy My leg is swol. len and I am having unbearable pain,” she said. Upon reaching Kolkata, she was taken directly to the state-run SSKM hospital and a five-member medical board was set up to oversee her health parameters. Gover nor Jagdeep Dhankar called on Mamata at the hospital amid ‘’go back’’ slogans from Trinamool workers. State BJP leader Shamik Bhattacharya said the party wants her speedy recovery. “If she wants, she will be provided Central force security cover,’’ he added. But Congress’ Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury called it MamaP9 ta’s theatrics. for Khattar & Co, no-confidence motion defeated decked up Lingaraj temple being decorated with flowers ahead of Maha Shivaratri in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday | Express Tirath Singh Rawat Anti-incumbency Electoral activity will start in November-December, which leaves Tirath little time to shake off anti-incumbency. No party in Uttarakhand has got a consecutive mandate to rule so far What’s doable though is to pacify the dissenters, reverse some of Trivendra’s unpopular decisions such as the Char Dham Shrine Board and the formation of the Gairsain commissionary, tighten the bureaucracy and run a fair and efficient government. Since Tirath alone was administered the oath of office on Wednesday, the first challenge is Centre sends expert team to help Odisha control forest fire E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Bhubaneswar Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday directed his department authorities to send an expert team to help the State government in controlling the unprecedented wildfire in Similipal biosphere. A three-member expert team is likely to visit Odisha on Thursday It will tender ex. pert technical advice and handholding towards early and effective control of the forest fires in Similipal and other regions of the State. Javadekar's directive came after a delegation of BJP MPs led by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan met him. The Ministry has constituted a committee comprising Inspector General of Forests, National Tiger Conservation Authority Amit Mallick, Deputy Director General, , MoEF&CC Regional Office, Bhubaneswar, Subrat Mahapatra and Head, Silviculture -ICFRE Arti Chaudhary as fire expert. The initial terms of reference for the team will be assessment of the status of fire incidents in Odisha. It will extend expert and technical advice to the State for fire containment in forest area along with informing status of loss of forest and wildlife and its relationship with poaching, if any The . team will be working till the State attains a normal situation. Javadekar said he will be monitoring the situation everyday with the Ministry team CONTINUED ON: P7 on a daily basis. Day after filing FIR over daughter’s rape, UP man dies in ‘accident’ N A M I TA B A J PA I @ Lucknow The father of a minor girl, who was allegedly gangraped by four men in UP’s Kanpur district, was killed after he was hit by an unidentified truck on Wednesday Ex. pressing doubts about the accident, which came a day after they lodged a complaint about the rape, the girl’s family said the accused could be behind it. They pointed out that the father of one of the accused is a police official. According to Kanpur police sources, the man met with the accident outside the hospital where his daughter was taken for a medical examination. “The accident took place when `5 crore for sevayat kalyan programmes while `3.50 crore has been earmarked for Sevak Awas Yojna. To meet the healthcare needs of servitors, the SJTA has set aside `50 lakh towards critical care support. Similarly, the budget has pegged revenue expenditure at `88.84 crore while capital expenditure is set at `112.76 crore. At least `5 crore has been allocated for establishment of Adarsh Gurukul Vidyalaya for which 17 acre land has been demarcated. Physical work for the Another Rawat gets into the Uttarakhand hot seat @ Kolkata no problem The no-confidence motion moved by Congress against the BJP-JJP led Haryana government was defeated in the Assembly on Wednesday. The ruling coalition won 55-32 when the matter went to votes. While 39 of the 55 MLAs voting against the motion were from BJP and 10 from Jannayak Janata Party | P10 Currently, the fixed deposits of the temple stand at about `650 crore. However, with income from interests not lucrative anymore, the temple administration is eyeing to raise its income from diversified activities such as building new assets on its land as well as streamlining income from mines. Besides, SJTA is in talks with Idco as well as BDA to set up commercial property on the deities’ land which would not only enhance the annual earn- the medical examination of the victim was underway and the father stepped out for a cup of tea. After some time, we got to know that he was hit by a truck. He was immediately taken to a Kanpur hospital, but was declared brought dead. We have filed an accident case and are probing,” said Kanpur DIG Preetinder Singh. The truck driver and one of the rape accused have been arrested, he added. After the accident, locals blocked the Kanpur-Sagar highway for five hours demanding a swift action. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced `5 lakh to the girl’s family . to pick a balanced council of ministers. There was discontent within the party over giving major berths to Congress defectors in the outgoing ministry. At least 10 new faces are expected to be inducted into the new ministry. “He has to act on four fronts — cabinet composition, budget and finances, Covid vaccination drive, and deal with the unpopular decisions of his predecessor — in less than an year,” said Rahul Shekhawat, a Dehradunbased analyst. Ironically, Tirath was denied a ticket in the 2017 state elections, said party insiders. Two years later, he contested the Lok Sabha polls from Pauri Garhwal and trounced Manish Khanduri of the Congress by over 3 lakh votes. Born in Siron village of Pauri district, he was a full-time worker of the RSS from 1983-88 and then rose to become the state vice-president of BJP’s Yuva Morcha of the erstwhile Uttar Pradesh. school would start next financial year. Another `4 crore is meant for construction of a second Bhakta Niwas. The budget estimated a revenue receipt of `90.97 crore including interest from corpus fund `18.70 crore while capital receipt was estimated at ` 90.26 crore. Fiscal deficit is estimated at `20.57 crore. The finance sub committee proposal would be placed before the temple managing committee and after its approval, it would be sent to the State government. Experts panel gives Covaxin the thumbs up E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ New Delhi The subject expert committee of Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation on Wednesday recommended that Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin no longer needs to be administered under the ‘clinical trial’ mode. According to sources, the committee took the decision after taking into account the interim analysis of phase 3 clinical trails submitted by the firm. If the vaccine is taken off clinical trial mode, beneficiaries will not have to sign a consent form for taking the jab. “The recommendations of the SEC have been submitted to the Drug Controller General of India and the final decision is likely soon, “ said a source. The Hyderabad-based vaccine maker a few days ago had said its vaccine had shown 81% efficacy in late-stage trials. While allowing restricted use permission for Covaxin in January, the DGCI had said it could be rolled out only in clinical trial mode with “abundant caution” due to lack of efficacy data.
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