kannur l monday l april 12, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 28 l city EDITION Yusuffali’s helicopter belly-lands in kochi marsh NRI bizman Yusuffali M A, wife and 4 others escaped with minor injuries after the helicopter made emergency landing on Sunday minor injuries, All six fliers in hospital Preliminary investigation ordered The helicopter was scheduled to land on the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies campus ground at Panangad but a sudden deterioration in the weather condition forced the pilots to make a precautionary emergency landing at a swamp near the highway around 9 am, the group later informed. All six injured fliers were admitted to a private hospital ■ Yusuffali was on a short trip from his home in Kochi to visit a relative at a nearby hospital. OSS Air Management Service, which looks after the chopper, has launched a preliminary investigation ■ He is the MD of Lulu Group International, whose maiden retail venture in the country is a 6.2 lakh-sq-foot mall in Kochi | P4 $7.5 bn Turnover of the group, which employs most number of indians outside india 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 ‘New policy to create R25-30K cr investment’ F aya z w a n i @ Srinagar T he new industrial policy for Jammu and Kashmir that was announced in January last would generate an investment of `25,000 to `30,000 crore in the next two years and create as many as five lakh jobs, Lieutenant Gov- ernor Manoj Sinha told this newspaper on Sunday . He also informed that advertisements to fill 25,000 vacancies in government departments have already been issued, adding the recruitment process would be transparent. In an exclusive interview, Sinha described the `28,400 crore outlay for the new policy as a massive initiative to usher industrial revolution in J&K. Exuding confidence while sharing his thoughts at Raj Bhawan that overlooks the famous Dal Lake, Sinha said: “It is the largest incentive and historical industrial package to date. It will give a major boost to J&K’s economy .” Asked about the response of Remdesivir shot export banned Panic hoarding of drug in some places; Tika Utsav begins, prime minister urges maximum participation E x p r e s s Ne w s Se r v i c e @ New Delhi A four-day special Covid Tika Utsav (vaccination fest) kicked off across on Sunday with a pep talk by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but figures to quantify the people’s response were yet to be compiled. While Modi sought maximum participation of beneficiaries during the drive, the Congress said it is not a festival but a crusade. “All eligible persons should get the jab, and for this the society and administration have to make full efforts,” Modi said and pitched for “zero vaccine waste”. In these four days, targets have to be set at the personal, societal and administration level, Modi added. In a related development, India banned with immediate effect the export of Remdesivir that is administered to treat severe Covid positive cases. All domestic manufacturers of Remdesivir were advised to display details of their stockists and distributors on their website besides ensuring easy access of the drug. “Seven Indian companies are producing Injection Remdesivir under voluntary licensing agreement with Gile- Manoj Sinha, J&K Lt-Governor statewide April 10 April 11 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 6,194 2,584 17 6,986 2,358 16 Vaccine shortage may torpedo ‘Crush the Curve’ U n n i k r i s h n a n S @T’Puram A woman getting her vaccine at a medical college in Prayagraj | PTI ad Sciences, USA. They have an installed capacity of about 38.80 lakh units per month,” the Union health ministry said. “Government of India has prohibited the exports of Remdesivir injection and Remdesivir Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) till the situation improves,” it added. In Maharashtra, the government has set up district-level panels for distribution of Remdesivir. In Surat and Ahmadabad, people were seen queuing up outside hospitals and medical stores for the drug. There were also reports of people hoarding them in panic. The likelihood of Covid-19 vaccine shortage is threatening to upset the government’s ‘Crush the curve’ campaign aimed at speeding up the vaccination drive. At a time when the daily jabs have increased to around 2 lakh doses since election day on April 6, the state is left with just a little above 9 lakh doses. “Mega camps started to ramp up vaccination may have to be suspended until fresh stocks of vaccines arrive. We hope the Centre will speed up fresh allotment,” said an officer privy to vaccine management in the state. He said the state will get five lakh new doses of Covishield between April 15 and 20. When many states reported vaccine shor tage, Kerala was sitting comfortable with over 15 lakh doses with an assured supply of more, on ● More on P4 April 5. express read Jaleel row: LDF leaders put ball in CM’s court T’Puram: With Lok Ayukta finding Higher Education Minister K T Jaleel guilty of nepotism, LDF leaders have put the ball in the chief minister’s court. CPI secretary Kanam Rajendran, among other senior leaders, said on Sunday the CM will take an appropriate decision over the findings in the report. P4 Mansoor case: Foul play suspected in death of accused Kannur: In a new twist to the death of Ratheesh Kooloth, second accused in the Mansoor murder case, the postmortem report indicated evidences of strangulation andinternal injuries. The findings have raised suspicion of foul play in the death of the 35-year-old, who was found dead on Friday. P4 Will avenge bullets with ballots, says Mamata Banerjee Rajganj: A day after the killing of four people in Cooch Behar during the fourth phase of polling, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said people will avenge these bullets with ballots. “The BJP is killing people using central forces and then giving them a clean chit. This is genocide,” she said at a public meet in Ambari. investors, he said, “We are getting good response. In fact, every day we get calls from 4-5 in, vestors exploring possibilities to set up units in J&K.” After the hollowing out of Article 370 and 35A on August 5, 2019, the J&K government had planned to hold its first Global Investors Summit in October that year but it could not be held. Manoj Sinha, who took over as second Lt Governor of J&K on August 5 last year, is picking up the threads to win investor confidence by offering loads of incentives. “We will give capital investment incentives. Those investing in Category A get 30% incentive while those in Category B get 50%,” Sinha said. To en- sure that incentives are properly utilised to set up industrial units, “our government will give them incentives only on GST billing,” Sinha added. The GST linked initiative would amount to 300% of the eligible value of actual investment made in plant and machinery or building construc● More on P7 tion for 10 years. Ranjith, appointed in IIM, was rejected by Calicut University G e o r ge P o i k ay i l @Kasaragod Finance Minister T M Thomas Isaac’s winsome words for economist Ranjith R for getting selected as an assistant professor in IIM-Ranchi have blown up as a PR disaster for the LDF government and put the spotlight back on the nepotism and favouritism in state’s university appointments. Isaac compared Ranjith — a PhD in economics and a member of the Marathi Scheduled Tribe community — to former President K R Narayanan for showing extraordinary willpower to overcome the social and economic hardship to get into the elite Indian Institute of Management as a faculty member. But the reactions to the post were brutally sharp. “Those who diced him down are now applauding him,” wrote Kasara- god MP and Congress leader Rajmohan Unnithan on Facebook. Ranjith’s appointment to IIM-Ranchi is a gift of time to the Left Syndicate of Calicut University which denied him the post of assistant professor despite being fourth in the rank list, he wrote. Ranjith told TNIE that Calicut University called for applications to four posts of assistant professor in December 2019 and the interviews were held in January 2021. “The university went ahead and made the appointments without even publishing the rank list or revealing the reservation roster,” he said. No state or central university in Kerala or India ever put out a notification without mentioning the reservation for the posts, said Rasheed Ahmed, a syndicate member of the uni● More on P5 versity . WITH THIS ISSUE THE ESSENTIAL CAMPUS DIGEST YOUR LIFE COACH 28 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF edex (TABLOID)
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