FAST AND FURIOUS: Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah equalled the second-fastest time in history | AP HYDERABAD SUNDAY AUGUST 01, 2021 `12.00 PAGES 24 LATE CITY EDITION JAMAICAN RUN: WOMEN REIGN SUPREME AGAIN Sprinting powerhouse, led by a new Olympic record set by Elaine Thompson-Herah, ﬁnish 1-2-3 in the women’s 100m DOUBLE FOR ELAINE, SHELLY ANN GETS SILVER The 2016 winner zoomed past pre-race favourite Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to set a new Olympic mark of 10.61 seconds. The previous best (10.62) was set by Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988. Just to underline Jamaica’s depth, they swept the event with both Fraser-Pryce (second, 10.74) and Shericka Jackson (10.76) finishing on the podium | P11, 12 64m SINDHU HAS NO ANSWERS TO TAI TZU-YING India’s badminton ace, chasing a second successive semifinal, fell to Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu-Ying. In what ultimately became a one-sided semifinal, the World No 2, widely recognised as one of the best in the sport, unveiled her full box of tricks and Sindhu had no answer. She will now face He Bingjiao for the bronze medal on Sunday DISCUS THROW PUT INDIA’S KAMALPREET KAUR IN FINAL 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 Before 1947, it was a fight for ‘Swarajya’ and young people like you had played a great role in making it a reality. Now, the responsibility on this young generation of officers is to achieve ‘Surajya’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi Centre for tight curbs in 10 states Directions come after a review meeting of the states, which account for 80% of the active cases in the country; state govts told to impose curbs on intermingling of people in 46 dists E X P R E SS N E WS S E R V I C E @ New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses IPS probationers who completed their training Make ‘Surajya’ your mission, Modi tells IPS probationers tioners to change the negative image that the public somePRIME Minister Narendra times carries of the police. Modi, on Saturday laid out a 25, “During the pandemic, police year mission for IPS probation- across the country worked with ers to journey from ‘Swarajya’ people and agencies from varito ‘Surajya’ when the nation ous walks of life. They were will celebrate 100 years of Inde- seen helping people, cooking pendence in 2047. and feeding the poor. This Modi was interacting with changed the image to a large IPS probationers of the 2019 extent, but it is back to normal batch, who completed their now. The process should not training at the Sardar Vallab- stop here. It ought to be a conhai Patel National Police Acad- tinuous one,” he said. emy (SVP NPA), Hyderabad. Friendly policing, said Modi, During the virtual interac- was the need of the hour. The tion, the Prime Minister ad- mantra of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshdressed various aspects of polic- tha Bharat’ should be etched in ing. “Remember you the minds of officers, are on a 25-year mishe emphasised. CallFRIENDLY sion. Before 1947, it ing the IPS probaPOLICING was a fight for Swarationers the “brand Friendly policing, jya and young people ambassadors” of this was the need of like you had played a mantra, Modi told great role in making it the hour, said Modi. them to think not just a reality Now, the re- The mantra of ‘Ek from the perspective . Bharat Shreshtha sponsibility on this of the police station. Bharat’ should be young generation of “Get acquainted with etched in the officers is to achieve every aspect in your minds of officers, Surajya. Every deciarea, be friendly with he emphasised sion you make, every people and ensure and told them to initiative you take up that the unifor m in service, will have a think not just from gains the highest reg r e a t i m p a c t i n the perspective of spect, even as you the police station achieving this,” maintain law and orModi told the der,” he advised. probationers. Azadi ka Amruth Mahotsav Overall, 178 probationers including 144 IPS trainees and 34 Modi spoke about the Azadi ka candidates from neighbouring Amruth Mahotsav, as India celcountries of Nepal, Bhutan, ebrates 75 years of IndependMaldives and Mauritius, who ence a few days from now. “I do underwent the training, par- not know how many of you ticipated in the interaction. have visited Dandi or SabarThirty-three of the IPS proba- mati Ashram. Let me remind you of Mahatma Gandhi’s Dantioners are women. The PM interacted with a few di March. When Gandhiji comof the officers, asking about pleted his march after 24 days, their interests while encourag- the whole nation came together to fight for freedom. Our nation ing them. wants such zeal and commit‘Dispel negative image’ ment from you all and other During the course of his inter- young people at this moment,” action, Modi asked the proba- the PM said. P I N T O D E E PA K @ Hyderabad An IPS probationer speaks to the PM Women nail training, lead the IPS pack EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Hyderabad TWO women, Ranjitha Sharma and Shreya Gupta, topped the 2019-batch of IPS officers trained at Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Police Academy (SVP NPA) in Hyderabad. Sharma is also the first woman in IPS history to win the IPS association’s Sword of Honour, awarded for her performance in outdoor training. In a virtual interaction with the probationers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Gupta with a ‘vanakkam’, as she has been allotted to the Tamil Nadu cadre. Shreya Gupta led the interaction, during which the Prime Minister spoke to eight probationers, including one from Maldives. He asked them about their interests, hobbies, ideas for police reforms and how they could use them in improving policing in the country and inspire others, especially women, to join the police force. “In tough and demanding jobs like policing, hobbies will prove to be one’s great strengths,” P4 Modi said. WITH 46 districts in India still reporting Covid-19 test positivity rate of over 10%, the Centre on Saturday asked them to impose strict restrictions on intermingling of people. The directions came after a review meeting of 10 states that are registering a surge in cases, or positivity rate, or both. As 80% of the active cases in these states — Kerala, Maharashtra, Kar nataka, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Assam, Mizoram, Me ghalaya, Andhra Pradesh and Manipur — are in home isolation, the government also asked them to strictly monitor the patients at home to ensure they do not spread the infection in the community . In the meeting, union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan warned against any complacency with around 40,000 Covid-19 new cases being reported daily since the preceding weeks and urged the states to ramp up their testing. There are also 53 districts reporting 5-10% of positivity, which suggests that the pandemic may not be fully under control. The Union government said the states should focus on the districts with a positivity rate of less than 10% in order to protect these districts by focusing on saturation of vaccination. In addition, states have been advised to conduct their own state level serosurveys for district-wise disease prevalence data with the help of the ICMR as the national level sero-prevalence survey was heterogeneous in nature. A recently-concluded serosurvey, based on samples collected from 70 districts in 22 states by the ICMR had shown that nearly 68% of the population of India may have antibodies against SARS CoV 2, confirming past exposure to the virus. ICMR director general Balram Bhargava advised the states to ramp up vaccination in the 60+ and 45-60 age categories as evidence shows that nearly 80% of the mortality was from these vulnerable agegroups. STATES WITH HIGHEST ACTIVE CASES 5,966 MEGHALAYA THE second wave of Covid-19, which left many families in Telangana devastated, might have been much worse than the picture painted by the official figures. As per data received through an RTI query filed by activist Vijay Gopal, May 2021 saw 12,000 more deaths than May 2020. While the State recorded 21,633 deaths this May only 8,688 died in the cor, responding month of the previous year. The first wave of pandemic had also claimed many lives. As per the MeeSeva data re- trieved by Gopal, the number of deaths recorded in 2020 was in excess by 41,832 deaths, when compared to the 2019 figures. In 2020, the total number of deaths recorded was 1,20,929, while in 2019, it was 79,097. This indicated a 52 per cent increase in the number of deaths. A closer look at the data showed that the increase in the number of deaths was particularly higher in the months of July August and September in , 2020, during the first wave of the pandemic. For instance, in Warangal Urban district, the number of casualties in June was 681, which rose to 1,271 in 21,198 IN CYBER CRIMES Amid the Covid-19 induced lockdown and the transition to a largely digital life, cyber criminals upped their game, with flyby-night firms and impersonation being their favoured tropes. Punjab was among the worst-hit with a three-fold rise in cyber crimes in 2020 | P7 WITH THIS ISSUE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES PLUS 12 PAGES MIZORAM 23,502 ANDHRA PRADESH KARNATAKA 20,934 1,61,332 TAMIL NADU NATIONWIDE JULY 30 JULY 31 KERALA TELANGANA JULY 30 JULY 31 Fresh cases 44,230 41,649 Fresh cases Recoveries 42,360 37,291 Recoveries Deaths 555 593 Deaths July and 1,453 in August. In the GHMC limits, this number rose from 5,489 in June to 8,572 in July and 6,442 in August. What is even more shocking is that the death certificates issued by MeeSeva in 2021, have touched the 80,000-mark, with 80,631 deaths recorded until July This is the second highest . number of deaths reported since Telangana formation. “We demand that the government tell the public what caused these excess deaths— was it Covid or something else?” asked Gopal. He further accused the government of hiding the data about deaths, aiding complacent citizens’ attitude towards precautions. 614 657 4 621 691 2 80,871 MAHARASHTRA JAB-O-METER TAKE YOUR SHOT July 30 44,38,901 doses July 31 53,72,302 doses TOTAL DOSES 46,72,59,775 Second wave has not ended, warns DPH Director of Public Health Dr G Srinivasa Rao said on Saturday that the second wave had not ended yet. “There has been a sudden spike in cases in nine districts,” he said. Sources say that 130-150 cases are being reported daily in Khammam and Kothagudem districts Under-reporting: ICMR flags TS govt The actual number of Covid cases in TS could be as high as 2.43 crore against the reported figure of 6 lakh, found the ICMR. On Saturday, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi shared the findings of its study, which stated that the ‘under-counting factor’ of cases in TS was 42 | P5 Nagaland and Assam set to withdraw cops from border P R A S A N TA M A Z U M D A R @ Guwahati M U K E S H R A N J A N @ Ranchi SPIKE MANIPUR ODISHA Jharkhand orders CBI probe into judge’s death a direct attack on judiciary. The court had said: “If the THE Jharkhand government court feels that the investigaon Saturday recommended a tions are not being done propCBI inquiry into the alleged erly, the case may be handed murder of Dhanbad district over to CBI at any point of and additional judge Uttam time.” On Friday the Supreme , Anand. Court also took suo motu cogThe judge was killed after an nizance, seeking a detailed reauto-rickshaw mowed him port from the chief secretary down on Wednesday and the director genmorning. Allegations eral of police. ‘Attack on of foul play were As on Saturday, judiciary’ raised after CCTV two persons — LaSeeking a CBI footage from the khan Verma and Raprobe, president of hul Verma — have area showed the vehithe SC Bar cle intentionally hitbeen arrested and the Association senior auto-rickshaw has ting him. advocate Vikas “The case related been recovered from t o t h e d e a t h o f Singh had told the Giridih. An FIR unDhanbad District and SC that the murder der section 302 of the of Anand was an Additional Judge UtIPC was registered in attack on the tam Anand has been the Dhanbad police judicial system handed over to the station. CBI on the recomMeanwhile, a mendations of Chief Minister 22-Member Special InvestigaHemant Soren,” stated an of- tion Team (SIT), headed by ficial communiqué from the ADG (Operations) Sanjay Chief Minister’s Office. Anand Latkar, was formed on The decision was taken a day Friday to expedite the investiafter Soren met the family g a t i o n s . A c c o r d i n g t o members of the deceased. Ear- Jharkhand Police spokesperlier on Thursday the Jharkhand son and IG (Operations), CID , High Court took suo motu cog- and Forensic teams have also nisance of the matter, calling it been roped in to assist the SIT. ASSAM 14,927 11,787 TS’ DUBIOUS EXCESS DEATHS D O N I TA J O S E @ Hyderabad 13,832 10,540 RESCUE MISSION A woman trapped on the other side of Jahmala Nala after a cloudburst being rescued in Lahaul Spiti of Himachal | PTI Pull up your socks: BJP to its TS unit B K A R T H E E K @ Hyderabad DISPLEASED with the functioning of the Telangana party unit, BJP national general secretary (Org) BL Santosh pulled up top State party leaders on Saturday Sources revealed that . Santosh warned the leaders, asking them to pull up their socks or forget about the BJP coming to power in Telangana anytime soon. He reportedly cited the instance of West Bengal where BJP failed to capitalise on the opportunity of for ming a government. Speaking during review meetings held in Hyderabad, Santosh blasted party leaders for erecting banners with their images for self-promotion, rather than that of nationalist icons or national heroes like recent Olympic medal winner Mirabai Chanu. During the meetings BJP general secretary BL Santosh at a meeting with the party’s TS unit which ran till late evening, Santosh expressed his anger with the State leadership for alienating religious minorities such as Muslims and Christians. Santosh was in the city to attend the Mahila Morcha’s workshop for media and social incharges. According to sources, he asked party leaders why they were not displaying the same enthusiasm in other Assembly constituencies as in the case of Huzurabad. He advised them not to concentrate their activities in Hyderabad alone and make themselves available in villages too. DAYS after the deadly border clash between Assam and Mizoram policemen, Assam on Saturday reached an agreement to de-escalate tensions with Nagaland, another neighbouring state with which the northeastern state has an ongoing territorial dispute. In a development hailed as ‘historic’ by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, both the states on Saturday decided to withdraw their security personnel from two disputed sites on the interstate border within 24 hours. The decision was reached during a meeting between the chief secretaries of the two states in Nagaland’s Dimapur. Assam claims the two disputed areas — where there was a stand-off between the forces — fall under its Dessoi Valley Reserve Forest in Jorhat district, while Nagaland views them as parts of its Tsurangkong valley in Mokokchung district. According to the agreement, Nagaland and Assam will monitor the area using UAVs and satellite images. The superintendents Mokokchung and Jorhat police shall ensure orderly withdrawal of their respective forces, the statement further said.
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