SHRIRAM BN BENGALURU MONDAY JULY 05, 2021 `7.00 PAGES 32 LATE CITY EDITION MONSOON TO REVIVE FROM THURSDAY, SAYS MET DEPT BLAME THE ABSENCE OF WEATHER SYSTEM Forecast models show signs of increasing rain activity in south, west coast and east-central India from July 8, M Rajeevan, secretary in the Ministry of Earth Sciences tweeted. Conditions are not favourable for the monsoon’s progress till July 7, due to the absence of a weather system. Lack of rains and heat waves have sparked concerns in many parts of the country After a good spell of rain in the ﬁrst two-and-half weeks of June, the southwest monsoon has not advanced further NORMAL RAINFALL ACROSS INDIA IN JULY ■ ■ Forecast models predict a weather system will form over the Bay of Bengal by July 12 and kickoff a stronger phase of monsoon Delhi, Haryana, parts of UP, Punjab and Rajasthan are yet to see the advent of monsoon. The IMD, in its July forecast, said the country as a whole will witness normal rainfall this month 18 OF THE FIRST 21 DAYS OF JUNE SAW ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL 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 People who say Muslims should leave India can’t be Hindus: RSS and Muslims are not two groups; there is nothing to unite as they are already toMAKING a strong pitch for gether,” Bhagwat asserted. communal harmony and naComing down heavily on intionalism, Rashtriya Swayam- cidents of lynching, particusevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mo- larly over alleged cow slaughhan Bhagwat on Sunday said in ter and smuggling, the RSS a democracy like Inchief said, “Cow is a dia, there cannot be holy animal, but dominance of either lynching is against Hindus or Muslims, Hindutva. Law of the but only of Indians. land should take its “If a Hindu says that own course against no Muslim should them without any live here, then that partiality.” He, howperson is not a Hinever, said there were du,” he added. instances of false Advisory to Addressing an lynching cases foisted Muslims event organised by on people. Reiterating his call the Muslim RashtriReiterating RSS’ for nationalism ya Manch (an RSScommitment to naand communal inspired platform for tionalism, Bhagwat Muslims) in Uttar harmony, Bhagwat said the only solution Pradesh’s Ghaziabad urged the Muslims to Hindu-Muslim condistrict, the RSS Sar- to not get trapped flict is dialogue, not sanghchalak said, in the cycle of fear discord. that Islam is in “Development is not Bhagwat began his danger in India possible without unispeech by stating that ty in the country The . the event was neither basis of unity should be nation- an image makeover exercise alism and the glory of nor a platform for vote bank ancestors.” politics. “The Sangh is neither “It has been proven that we into politics nor does it bother have descended from the same about image. It works tirelessly ancestors for the last 40,000 for strengthening the nation,” years. People cannot be differ- he said. Later, Bhagwat reentiated based on how they leased a book by Dr K I Ahmad, worship, as all people in India ex-advisor to former prime have the same DNA. Hindus minister P V Narasimha Rao. EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Lucknow Cow is a holy animal, but lynching is against Hindutva. Law of the land should take its own course against them without any partiality Mohan Bhagwat, RSS chief US co launches gadgets with Indian GPS service EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Bengaluru THE US manufacturer of navigation devices, Garmin, has launched handheld devices that use the global positioning services offered by ISRO satellites, for terrestrial, marine and flight navigation. The services are available through an ISRO-launched constellation of satellites, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), operationally named NavIC (Navigation with Indian Con- stellation). Garmin has developed two handheld devices, GPSMAP 66sr and GPSMAP 65s, in the country . The constellation of eight NavIC satellites — in space since 2018 — provides accurate real-time positioning and timing services across the country to motorists with an accuracy of less than 20-metre diameter. While the current global positioning system services offered on smartphones are from the US constellation of GPS satellites, NavIC is said to be P5 more accurate. THE FOURMIDABLES Following England’s 4-0 win over Ukraine in Rome Saturday, the semifinalists have been spotted. Here is a look at them... DENMARK ALL EYES ON Midfielder Mikkel Damsgaard has been the heart of Denmark, setting up goals and even DAMSGAARD scoring them. Denmark failed to qualify for Euro 1992 but were drafted in ten days before it started after Yugoslavia were excluded and went on to lift the trophy. And here they are, against all odds, in what is only their third semifinal appearance ever. After losing their star player Christian Eriksen — who has miraculously recovered from a cardiac arrest — they have been on a roll. ITALY ALL EYES ON Ciro Immobile, who has been threatening the opponents’ backline IMMOBILE consistently. The team of the tournament so far, impressing everyone with their attacking displays. The Azzurri are on an unbeaten streak of 31 matches, winning 13 on the trot. Roberto Mancinis’ side has not only been defensively strong like past Italian teams, but play an attacking brand of football. Key to it has been Leonardo Spinazzola, who will miss the semifinal because of injury. However, they can still go the distance. Carton-loads of tomatoes being stacked at the APMC Yard in Kolar | EXPRESS dy told The New Indian Express, “After a trial run with 4 tonnes of tomatoes to the Howrah Railway Station, the feedback has been good. The consignment was not damaged and tomatoes were fresh too. Our representatives have spoken to tomato farmers and traders on starting the service. There is a glut in The stars are aligning for the Three Lions to lift only their second major title after winning the World Cup on home soil in 1966. Gareth Southgate’s team are yet to concede a goal and will play the semifinals at Wembley. They seem to be peaking at the right time, and with the home crowd to back them, they are now favourites. But here is a catch: England’s last defeat came at Wembley last October against Denmark. SPAIN ALL EYES ON Young midfielder Pedri is making a mark for himself with his slick PEDRI passing style. Didn’t look convincing at the start, yet they have managed to reach the semifinals. Luis Enrique’s side can be frustrating to watch because of their mantra to pass, pass and keep passing. But if their forwards can find those little spaces and convert those passes into goals, they can be entertaining. It is hard to guess which Spain side will turn up and there lies their problem. If their strike force doesn’t turn up, they can forget about that title. P11 Stan Swamy’s health: NHRC notice to M’rashtra Farmer stuck in pipe freed after 2 hours New Delhi: The NHRC on Sunday issued a notice to the Maharashtra government in the wake of a complaint alleging serious health condition of imprisoned 84-yearold Father Stan Swamy. The body has demanded proper medical care for Father Swamy. P8 Bengaluru: A farmer, who entered a pipeline to connect a water pipe to his land, was stuck inside for about two hours before he was rescued by the Fire personnel. The incident took place at Singribovidoddi village in Ramanagara taluk. P2 NATIONWIDE JULY 3 JULY 4 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 44,111 43,071 57,477 52,299 738 955 KARNATAKA JULY 3 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths JULY 4 2,082 7,751 86 1,564 4,775 59 DPR dips to 2.34% The Ministry of Health on Sunday said the recovery rate of the country has climbed to 97.09%. The weekly positivity rate is at 2.44% while the daily positivity rate stands at 2.34%, it said WITH THIS ISSUE THE ESSENTIAL CAMPUS DIGEST YOUR LIFE COACH 32 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF edex (TABLOID) & 4 of City Express Kolar tomatoes to make long journey by train to Bengal, Delhi IT could just be the manna tomato growers in Karnataka were hoping for. The Railways is now chugging in to help these distressed farmers, who were seen throwing their produce on the road just a few days ago. Buoyed by the success of its ongoing Kisan Rail services from Kolar-Chikkaballapur region to New Delhi, the Bengaluru Railway Division is for the first time gearing up to dispatch tomatoes by express trains to West Bengal and New Delhi. It has already done the trial runs, which have been successful. Senior Divisional Commercial Manager AN Krishna Red- Their captain Harry Kane. If he continues to score, England can go all HARRY KANE the way. EXPRESS READ HELP TO FARMERS S L A L I T H A @ Bengaluru ENGLAND ALL EYES ON the market here and we can help farmers get a better price in Delhi and West Bengal.” Secretary of APMC yard at Kolar, TS Ravikumar, said, “Tomato growers are struggling as their produce is not going out of the State because of Covid regulations. Before the Railways starts the service, traders should be brought on board as there are multiple points of handling the produce.” CR Srinath, proprietor of CMR Traders at the yard, said, “Farmers are getting only `5 to `12 per kg of tomato now. The number of farmers growing tomatoes increased this year as prices were high last year. This has led to a glut in the market and prices have crashed.” KISAN RAIL A GAMECHANGER: P2 Life gets little more normal from today as K’taka lifts curbs EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Bengaluru ADDITIONAL relaxations to Covid lockdown norms will come into effect from Monday in Karnataka and will continue to remain in place till July 19. Night curfew will begin every day at 9 pm and end at 5 am. Shopping malls, especially in Bengaluru, have been sending out messages to customers to visit them when they open on Monday. Cinema halls, microbreweries and pubs will remain shut, while hotels and restaurants will be allowed to open. Metro and BMTC services will run, but can only carry the seating capacity BMTC will op. erate around 4,500 buses between 5 am and 9 pm every day . Digital ticketing (QR codebased) will be made available Workers clean up and sanitise the premises of Banashankari Temple in Bengaluru on Sunday, a day before it reopens for devotees | ASHISHKRISHNA HP on all buses. While there is no restriction on interstate or interdistrict movement, those travelling from Maharashtra and Kerala have to carry a negative RTPCR report or a vaccination certificate of at least one dose. All schools and colleges will remain shut. “A total of 54 special teams comprising BBMP Marshals and Bengaluru police personnel will be deployed across the city to impose fines and register cases on individuals and commercial establishments violating Covid norms,” said Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant. Stalin replies to BSY; We are legally right: Bommai Dhami sworn in after rebels get their share Cauvery flow is less, Mekedatu project will allow us to release the stipulated water to Tamil Nadu. This will in fact help the neighbouring state too.’’ Officials from the CM’s Office and the water resources department are meeting Yediyurappa on Monday to discuss the issue. KPCC president DK Shivakumar said, “The state government needs political will to go ahead with Mekedatu. We have BJP governments both here and at Centre. The state government has to go in for the tender process and start the project.” V I N E E T U PA D H YAY @ Dehradun EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Chennai REPLYING just a day later to Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa’s letter on the Mekedatu project, his Tamil Nadu counterpart MK Stalin on Sunday stated that Kar nataka should not pursue the reservoircum-drinking water project. Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, however, said, “We are legally in the right and we will continue with our legal fight. Tamil Nadu will have to cooperate because this is a drinking water project. During the lean period when NO BYPOLL? MAMATA HAS A WORKAROUND, SAYS PARTY P R A N A B M O N D A L @ Kolkata AMID allegations that the entire Uttarakhand drama was directed at denying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee an opportunity of getting elected in a bypoll citing the ongoing pandemic, the Trinamool on Sunday appeared unfazed. “If the bypoll is not conducted, she will resign two days before the stipulated time of six months ends and take oath as chief minister again after two days,” said party MP and spokesperson Saugata Roy. Mamata narrowly lost in Nandigram, which is why she has to get elected to the Assembly within six months of assuming office. That deadline ends on November 5. Another option is the revival of the s t a t e L e g i s l a t ive Council, which was decided during her first cabinet meet after being sworn in as CM for the third time. She could take that route like Uddhav Thackeray did in Maharashtra without fighting a by-election. But there is a catch. ‘’The proposal to revive the Vidhan Parishad has to be approved by Parliament. Since BJP has majority in Parliament, we will wait for approval. Bengal had a Legislative Council since Independence, so there should not be any issue in its revival,’’ said Roy The Upper House was . abolished in Bengal after the United Front government came to power in 1969. In Uttarakhand, when Tirath Singh Rawat resigned as chief minister saying byelections could not be held within six months of his taking oath of office due to the Covid pandemic, the Congress alleged that the real aim was to stop Mamata from getting elected as an MLA and compel her to step down. FULL STORY: P5 AFTER intense firefighting by party leaders to contain rebellion, Pushkar Singh Dhami (45) took oath of office and secrecy as Uttarakhand’s 11th chief minister at Raj Bhavan here on Sunday evening. Apart from Dhami, 11 ministers from the outgoing Tirath Singh Rawat ministry were sworn in, including all those who were frowning at his appointment. The tense drama continued till the last minute, as very few were aware of the grumpy leaders joining the CONTINUED ON: P8 ministry .
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