BHUBANESWAR l wednesday l april 07, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 12 l late city EDITION N V Ramana appointed next CJI, to take oath on April 24 Senior-most Supreme Court judge Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana was on Tuesday appointed as the next Chief Justice of India To remain chief justice till August 26, 2022 Justice Ramana will take over as the 48th CJI on April 24 and will retire on August 26, 2022. He has dealt with several high-profile cases in the apex court. A five-judge constitution bench headed by him had in March last year declined to refer to a larger seven-judge bench a batch of pleas challenging the Constitutional validity of the Centre’s decision to abrogate Article 370 ■ April 23 Was chief justice of delhi hc for a year Born on August 27, 1957 into an agricultural family in Andhra, Ramana was enrolled as an advocate on February 10, 1983. He was appointed a permanent judge of the AP High Court on June 27, 2000, elevated as the Chief Justice of Delhi HC on September 2, 2013 and appointed a Supreme Court judge on February 17, 2014 When incumbent Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde will retire 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 Tamil Nadu Puducherry 71.79% 81.64% 4EVMs, 4 VVPAT machines found at Trinamool leader’s house, poll official suspended Assam, Kerala poll over, sporadic violence in WB Voters queue up at a polling station during the third and final phase of Assam Assembly elections, in Guwahati on Tuesday | PTI E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Kolkata/Guwahati/Kochi Amid sporadic violence and high voter turnout, the third of the eight-phase West Bengal elections concluded on Tuesday in three southern districts, known to be the ruling Trinamool’s forts. In Assam, polling in the third and final phase crossed 80% and the process was by and large peaceful although there were some stray incidents of violence. Kerala recorded a high voter percentage (74.02%), though it was a tad less than the previous Assembly elections in 2016 (77.35%). In West Bengal, actor-turned- BJP candidate Papia Adhikary in Uluberia South was manhandled by alleged Trinamool supporters when she went to meet an injured party worker in a hospital. On the flip side, Trinamool candidate Sujata Mondal in Arambagh, Hooghly, wife of BJP MP Saumitra Khan from Bishnupur, who defected to the ruling party two months ago, was surrounded and chased aw ay by a l l e g e d B J P supporters. Her security guard, too, was allegedly assaulted. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that the Central forces were intimidating her party’s workers and accused the Elec- tion Commission of having turned a blind eye to it. In Assam, the police had to use force when two groups of people clashed over some issues at a polling station in Golakganj constituency in Dhubri district. At Guptipara in Bilasipara West constituency also in Dhubri district, a , group of people attacked security personnel over the distribution of free masks. The police restored order by resorting to caning. In Kerala, the Sabarimala issue dominated the day’s political discourse, with the LDF and the UDF trading charges over whom Lord Ayyappa would support durP7 ing polling. E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ New Delhi The Centre on Tuesday warned the next four weeks are going to be very critical as the Covid-19 situation is worsening faster than it did during the first wave. The Union health ministry also stressed the need to ramp up vaccination while indicating that the age cap for taking the jab won’t be relaxed anytime soon despite it being demanded by some states, since vaccine available is “finite”. Even Western countries have conducted vaccination in phases, Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan reasoned. “The basic aim is to reduce death through vaccination. The other aim is to protect your healthcare system. The aim is never to administer the vaccine to those who want it but to those who need it.” NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr V K Paul said Covid-appropriate behaviour like wearing masks and staying away from crowds have to be followed in a campaign mode. However, that awareness is yet to sink in, going by the crowds in poll bound states. Officials said the situation can still be controlled with people’s participation. Maharashtra, Punjab and Chhattisgarh still remain states of maximum concern. Given their population, the number of deaths being reported by Punjab and Chhattisgarh are a cause of extreme concern, Bhushan pointed out. However, Maharashtra, Gujarat and West Bengal top the vaccine administration charts. As many as 96,982 new cases were reported in 24 hours on P8 Tuesday morning. Police to launch 10-day spl drive to enforce Covid norms from today E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e ODISHA TALLY @ Bhubaneswar IN a bid to control the rapidly spreading Covid-19 infection, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed DGP Abhay to launch a 10-day special drive for strict enforcement of protocols across the State. The special drive to be launched from Wednesday will continue till April 16. Reviewing the Covid situation in a meeting through video conference with all district collectors and senior officials, which lasted more than two hours, the Chief Minister ordered the DGP to deploy police personnel in large numbers during the special drive to enforce the guidelines. “We have to enforce the Covid safety protocols strictly to slow down the spread of the virus,” he emphasised. As the surge seems to be mainly concentrated in the western Odisha districts adjoining Chhattisgarh border, Naveen also directed Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, Additional Chief Secretary in the Health and Family Welfare department PK Mohapatra and senior officials to visit the areas for making an on-ground assessment and taking suitable urgent action. “We have to reactivate all our protocols and make the entire machinery work with enthusiasm India’s GDP to grow 12.5% this fiscal: IMF The IMF on Tuesday revised upwards India’s real GDP growth projection to 12.5 per cent in FY22 as against the 11.5 per cent estimated in January. However, the anticipated high doubledigit growth on a low base will likely moderate to 6.9 per cent in FY23. This is higher than the pre-pandemic growth rate of 4 per cent in FY20 and 6.5 per cent in FY19 | P10 588 3,465 New cases Active cases 3,43,856 1,922 Total cases Deaths and vigour,” he stressed. The Chief Minister asked the Health department to immediately redeploy doctors, paramedics and laboratory technicians to western Odisha districts. “There should be sufficient hospital capacity to take care of the increasing cases,” he said and added that adequate ambulances with oxygen supply should be deployed in the highly affected areas. He said that proper monitoring systems should be put in place to ensure that any emer- gency call is addressed in time and with a sense of urgency and sensitivity “There should . be no complaints about nonresponse of ambulance or lack of beds in the hospitals,” he warned. The Chief Minister said that collectors should involve all sections of the society including the members of panchayati raj institutions and Mission Shakti groups to ensure awareness and enforcement. Besides, Information and Public Relations department should start a new awareness campaign to sensitise the citizens to follow norms of face mask, hand hygiene and social distancing, he added. Warning that this new wave is highly infectious and may create a devastating situation, if not taken seriously, Naveen said the government will go for strict enforcement of Covid norms at institutional and individual level. “We have been able to successfully control the first wave in spite of a challenging situation when the nature of the virus was unknown. We are now battle hardened and I am sure, we will be able to successfully tackle this resurgence.” he said. Naveen also appealed to people of Odisha to be alert and follow the norms and cooperate with the enforcement machinery “There is no place for . complacency as valuable lives are at stake,” he stated. Apartment sealed in Bhubaneswar Quarantine norms revised for h’care staff Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation on Tuesday sealed an apartment complex at Tankapani Road following detection of a cluster even as the Capital City is already re-positioning itself as the Covid hotspot of the State | P3 Bhubaneswar: The State government on Tuesday revised its earlier guidelines on 15-day quarantine of healthcare providers deployed at Covid hospitals. There is now no need of quarantine for the fully vaccinated healthcare workers engaged in treatment of Covid patients | P3 Tarun Bajaj is new revenue secretary, Ajay Seth in DEA express read Faculty of Engineering and Technology E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ New Delhi Jawan in captivity, claim Maoists For the first time since the intense encounter on Saturday in which 22 CRPF personnel were killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region, the cadres, on Tuesday claimed that CoBRA commando Rakeshwar Singh Manhas is in captivity of the ultras | P7 Jab age cap won’t be lifted soon: Govt who cares! Students step out of the Government Nodal High School without wearing masks at CRP-Baramunda square in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday | Biswanath Swain ‘Regulator to confirm Astra clot link’ A top official at the European Medicines Agency said in an interview published on Tuesday there is a causal link between AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine and rare blood clots | P12 In a major bureaucratic reshuffle in the Union finance ministry, the government on Wednesday appointed economic affairs secretary Tarun Bajaj as revenue secretary and brought in Bangalore Metro chief Ajay Seth as the new secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA). Bajaj, a 1988-batch Haryana-cadre IAS officer who has served in the PMO, has played a big role in the govTarun Bajaj ernment’s ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ package. Seth, a 1987-batch IAS officer of the Karnataka cadre, became the managing director of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation since 2018. He has also served in Ajay Seth the health & family welfare and the finance departments in the state. Seth is returning to central deputation after 13 years. He was an advisor with Asian Development Bank from 2004 to 2008. Prior to that, he had held the post of director in the economic affairs department. flight of capital India Inc wary as US moots global minimum corp tax E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ New Delhi WHile the US is leading an international effort to create a global minimum tax on corporate profits, India Inc says the move will have not have any impact on India. On Monday US Treasury Secre, tary Janet Yellen called for a global minimum tax that would apply to multinational corporations, regardless of where they locate their headquarters. “Together, we can use a global minimum tax to make sure the global economy thrives based on a more level-playing field in the taxation of multinational corporations,” she said, adding that it would prevent a “race to the bottom” in which countries cut tax to entice companies. She said this is aimed at “making sure that govern- ments have stable tax systems that raise sufficient revenue to invest in essential public goods and respond to crises.” With the EU and the IMF also supporting the move, experts believe countries like India that have cut tax to attract multinational companies would come under pressure to raise rates. On September 20, 2019, India had announced a massive tax rate cut, lowering the base corporate tax rate to 22% from 30%, and to 15% from 25% for new manufacturing companies. 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