visakhapatnam l thursday l august 26, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 12 l late city EDITION After lord’s high, India crash to 78 all out in Leeds Opting to bat first, batsmen put up a dismal show at Headingley in the first day of the third Test of Pataudi Trophy James Anderson celebrates dismissing Virat Kohli at Leeds | AP | P11 Anderson leads england’s charge Post lunch, India eat humble pie The 39-year-old, who was in the middle of the controversy in the second Test, started India’s downslide removing KL Rahul in the first over of the day. He followed it up by removing Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli inside the first hour. His first and only spell of the first innings read 8-5-6-3 as he dismissed Kohli for the seventh time in Tests on Wednesday ■ ■ Resuming at 56-4 after lunch, a lot depended on how India would respond in the second session. It only got worse as India lost their remaining six wickets for just 20 runs India lost four wickets (Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah) without adding a run 78 is India’s third lowest-total while choosing to bat first in a test 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 Follow SOP in schools strictly: CM Says irrespective of positivity and recovery rate, there should be continuous monitoring ‘Be vigilant till 85% of people get Covid shots’ E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Vijayawada Families evacuated from Kabul, Afghanistan, wait to board a bus after they arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport on Wednesday | AP Frantic evacuation on; ready to handle terror overflow, says CDS E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e WITH US President Joe Biden refusing to extend the August 31 evacuation deadline, forces on the ground are racing against time to fly out maximum people by next Tuesday So far, 82,300 . people have been lifted from the Kabul airport, which is controlled by the US military for now. At the moment, around 5,800 American troops are at the Kabul airport anchoring airlifts. While the pace of evacuations has gained momentum in recent days, the US military will soon shift focus to moving its own troops and winding down its operation at the airport. Amid apprehension in India over possible terror spillover from Afghanistan, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat assured that the country has a contingency plan to deal with it. “Everything that has happened was something that had been anticipated. Only the timeline has changed. So, from the Indian perspective, we were anticipating that Taliban takeover the Afghanistan,” he said. Meanwhile, G7 leaders have decided to include India in future discussions on Afghanistan. Sources in Delhi said the decision to include India was taken after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a 45-minute conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The bloc had held an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss the Afghan situation. Security concerns remained high with US officials warning of planned attacks against crowds outside the Kabul airport. Reports said ISIS elements were spotted at the airport for possible suicide attacks. Meanwhile, France detained five evacuated Afghans in Paris amid suspicion over terror links. Meanwhile, China said it held consultations with the Taliban in Kabul, the first diplomatic contact since the militia overP7, 9 ran Afghanistan. tALIBAN SEEKS tURKEY’S help TO RUN airport The Taliban have asked Turkey for technical support to run the Kabul airport after the departure of foreign forces, Reuters reported quoting Turkish officials. The militia, however, wants Ankara’s military also to withdraw fully by the end-August deadline along with the US forces With several students and teachers testing positive for Covid-19 after reopening schools in the State on August 16, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday insisted that the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) be adhered to strictly . Reviewing the Covid-19 situation in the State with District Collectors and Superintendents of Police during the Spandana programme, Jagan stressed the need for effective monitoring of incidence of new cases till the vaccination of all the people is completed. Jab-o-meter Take your shot August 24 54,67,551 doses August 25 66,22,337 doses Total doses: 60,24,25,271 NATIONWIDE Aug 24 Aug 25 Fresh cases 25,467 37,593 Recoveries Deaths 39,486 34,169 354 648 statewide aug 24 aug 25 Fresh cases 1,248 Recoveries 1,715 Deaths 15 Samples tested 58,890 1,601 1,201 16 71,532 In all, 71,03,996 people have been completely vaccinated and 1,18,53,028 people have been administered single dose in the State. CM Jagan Mohan Reddy directed officials to be vigilant till 85 per cent of the total population is vaccinated “Irrespective of positivity and recovery rate, there should be continuous monitoring of the Covid situation,’’ he said. “If a teacher notices Covid symptoms among students and informs the matter to officials, tests should be conducted as per the SOP Not just . Boy cleans school tank, gets electrocuted E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Vijayawada A class X student of the Zilla Parishad High School at Anasagaram village in Nandigama mandal was electrocuted while cleaning the water tank in the school on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Gopi Chand (15). The school headmaster allegedly asked Gopi to clean the water tank. express read AP writes to KRMB for 70% share Vijayawada: Terming the demand of Telangana for 50:50 share in Krishna water irrelevant, the AP government has shot off another letter to the KRMB requesting that 70:30 ratio be considered for allocation for the current water year. P4 CenturyPly CMD calls on CM Vijayawada: Century Plyboards (India) Limited CMD Sajjan Bhajanka called on Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday. CenturyPly has come up with a proposal to set up its plant at Badvel with an investment of `1,000 crore. P4 AP students get top ranks in TS EAMCET Why modest moped is taxed like a luxury item, asks TVS E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e vention on Wednesday . Venu Srinivasan, chairman and MD of Auto industry stalwarts on Wednesday TVS Motor Company wondered whether , raised the contentious issue of high taxes the automotive sector is being recognised on automobiles as they took a for its contribution to the econosharp jibe at the Centre saying my and forex earnings. He highthe government only makes lighted that the GST on twostrong statements but do nothwheelers, the basic mode of GST on twoing to reverse declining sales. transportation, is the same as a wheelers is the Maruti Suzuki India Chairluxury-level product. “The price man R C Bhargava said tax rates same as a luxury- of the moped has gone up by 45level product in India are more than double 50% in the last few years. The despite it being a that of the EU, Japan and the US, switch to BS6, cost of ABS, Subasic mode of making vehicle prices unaffordpreme Court ruling on mandatransportation able for Indians with lower intory purchase of three-year inVenu Srinivasan, come levels. “GST is not the only surance, and a one-time tax have thing. States have this one-time CMD of TVS Motor pushed prices of two-wheelers Company road tax, which takes the tax higher,” added Srinivasan. rate to 37-38% on cars. Do we Countering the complaints of need the kind of high taxes we have? I higher GST, Revenue Secretary Tarun Badon’t think the automobile market is go- jaj asked the industry why car sales are ing to revive,” he said while speaking at not going up but demand for SUVs, which industry body SIAM’’s 61st Annual Con- attracts additional cess, is. @ Vijayawada Students from Andhra Pradesh bagged first and second ranks in the engineering stream of Telangana State EAMCET (Agriculture, Phar macy and Veterinary). The TS EAMCET results were announced on Wednesday. Six students from the State figured in the top 10 rankers in the engineering stream, while four among 10 toppers in agriculture. S Kartikeya from Palacole in West Godavari district, got first rank in the engineering stream. He wants to study computer engineering P5 in IIT Mumbai. A r s h a d K h an @ New Delhi Drug case ED summons Rakul, Puri, Ravi Teja & co E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Hyderabad Rakul Preet Singh Puri Jagannadh Charmy Kaur Ravi Teja The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summons to as many as 12 Tollywood celebrities in connection with the infamous drugs case of 2017 in which they were allegedly involved. After the Telangana Excise and Prohibition Department busted a drug racket, the State government constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the links of celebrities with drug peddlers. The excise department had booked 12 cases and filed 11 chargesheets. Now, the ED has summoned the celeb- students, their parents should also be tested,’’ he said. The daily Covid count in the State came down to 1,300 and recovery rate increased to 98.63%. The weekly positivity rate also declined to 2.07%. But the administration should be on high alert and continue to focus on implementing Covid regulations strictly. “Wearing a mask is mandatory for everyone now. Commercial establishments which fail to implement the norm strictly, should be penalised. As it is a marriage season, the officials should ensure that the number of guests is not more than the stipulated 150,” he asserted. The officials should lay emphasis on RT PCR testing to curb the spread of Covid. The test should be conducted to whoever asks for it. The doorto-door fever survey should be conducted regularly and 104 services should be utilised efP5 fectively he said. , rities to probe if any money laundering took place when drugs were peddled. Director Puri Jagannadh, actors Rana Daggubati, Ravi Teja, Rakul Preet Singh, Charmy Kaur, Navdeep, Mumaith Khan, Tanish, Nandu and Tarun were among those summoned by the ED. They were asked to appear before the agency between September 2 and 22. As part of the probe, the SIT had also collected hair and nail samples of the film personalities, their associates and several others, and sent them for forensic analysis, but had not made any progress thereafter. He accidentally came in contact with an electric wire and was electrocuted. School teachers rushed him to Nandigama government hospital where he was declared brought dead. Gopi’s family members staged a protest at the hospital blaming the headmaster for his death. Former TDP MLA Tangirala Sowmya also took part in the protest. Expressing grief over the student’s death, Suresh said, “It is unfortunate that a boy died of electrocution in the school. A detailed inquiry will be conducted into the incident by the Regional Joint Director (RJD). Based on the inquiry report, stern action will be taken against those responsible for the tragic incident.” The minister promised all support to Gopi’s family from the State government. 10 more cases in V,nagaram, 17 teachers test + in Chittoor dist E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Vizianagaram/Chittoor The total number of students testing positive for Covid-19 in Vizianagaram district rose to 40 by Wednesday with 10 more contracting coronavirus. The 10 new cases were reported from Bobbili primary school. School headmistress Sarada said 90 of the total 180 students attended classes two days ago. Random tests were conducted on 26 students and 10 of them had tested positive, she said. Though Vizianagaram is in orange zone, Vangara and Jami have been declared containment zones by Vizianagaram RDO Bhavani Sankar after the two villages reported 14 and 8 new infections respectively . In Chittoor district, 17 teachers and 10 students have tested positive for Covid after reopening schools. Though attendance in government schools has been 55-60% in the district, as many as 27 cases have been reported so far. The teachers and students have been advised to undergo home isolation. Many private schools are yet to commence classes. As many as 1,297 teachers are yet to be vaccinated in the district.
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