GOVT BRINGS NEW ‘BH’ REGISTRATION FOR OWN VEHICLES In a bid to ensure seamless transfer of personal vehicles across states, the Road Transport Ministry has come up with a new registration mark for new vehicles - Bharat Series (BH-series). The new vehicle registration regime will free owners from the re-registration process when they shift from one state or Union Territory to another. BENGALURU SUNDAY AUGUST 29, 2021 `12.00 PAGES 28 LATE CITY EDITION 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 US hits back, kills 2 top ISIS leaders Yet another attack against the Kabul airport is a near certainty , A day after American President Reuters quoted US officials as Joe Biden promised retribution saying that it could be even more against ISIS-K for the carnage at destructive than the Thursday the Kabul airport, the US said on attack. Friday that it has killed two leadOn its part, the Taliban said ers of the outfit in a drone air- they have arrested some susstrike at Afghanistan’s eastern pects involved in the airport Nangarhar province. There blast. On Saturday, the militia were no civilian casualties, US deployed extra forces around officials claimed, and hinted at the Kabul airport to prevent more airstrikes in the coming large crowds from gathering. days targeting other They have also put up ISIS-K leaders. new layers of checkAirport “I can confirm, two points on roads leading sealed high profile targets to the airport, effecTaliban were killed and one tively making the airwas wounded,” said sealed off Kabul’s port out of bounds for airport on Army Major General people. Reports said Saturday to most the militia is letting in William Hank Taylor. The drone was sent Afghans hoping only those who carry for evacuation, from a location outside US passports. Afghanistan, another granting entry to After the deadly teronly those with US military official ror strike, the US has US passports, said. reportedly brought reports said Islamic State Khodown its troops to less rasan (ISIS-K) had than 4,000 at Kabul airclaimed responsibility for the at- port from 5,800 at the peak of the tack at the Hamid Karzai Inter- evacuation mission. national Airport in Kabul on Thirteen US soldiers were Thursday, which reportedly killed in Thursday’s suicide killed nearly 200 people and in- bomb blast, the most lethal incijured another 200. dent for US troops in AfghaniMeanwhile, the US flagged a stan in a decade. The 15 US milihigh risk of further blasts as it tary personnel who were injured winds up its mission to evacuate in the explosion are receiving P12 civilians and withdraw troops. treatment in Germany . EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE WITH THIS ISSUE NO COUNTRY FOR WOMEN PLUS 12 PAGES All accused picked up from Tiruppur; One still missing; 17-yr-old juvenile to be tried as adult 5 from TN held in Mysuru rape case BALA CHAUHAN & K S H I V A K U M A R @ Bengaluru, Mysuru THE Mysuru police on Saturday arrested five accused, including a 17-year-old juvenile, in the horrific gangrape case of a 23-year-old MBA student at the foothills of Chamundi on the evening of August 24. The five accused -- labourers including two drivers -- are from Tamil Nadu, and were picked up from Tiruppur in the neighbouring state. The sixth accused is still absconding. These labourers regularly brought vegetables to Mysuru markets. On August 24, they had a party on their return journey and found the girl and her male friend driving on the Home Minister to push for spl public prosecutor Home Minister Araga Jnanendra has said a recommendation will be made to appoint a special public prosecutor to ensure that the accused are suitably punished. In a statement, he said the Mysuru police have been told to boost security at all places. lonely stretch of the road. They first demanded Rs 3 lakh from the two, who pleaded their inability to pay the amount. The accused then assaulted the boy Mysuru University withdraws order A controversial circular by the University of Mysore curbing the movement of girl students on its Manasagangotri campus after 6.30 pm has been withdrawn, said Higher Education Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan on Saturday. P4 and gangraped the girl, police sources said. The accused have been slapped with Sections 376D and 397 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for gangrape and robbery with violence. Confirming the arrests, Director General and Inspector General of Police (DG&IGP) Praveen Sood told The New Sunday Express, “We will get the sixth accused shortly Un.” der the modified laws, a juvenile above the age of 16 allegedly involved in a heinous crime can be tried as an adult. CONTINUED ON: P4 Police cane farmers headed to BJP meet E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Chandigarh AT least 10 farmers were injured when police lathicharged a group headed towards the venue of a BJP-Jannayak Janata Party function near Karnal in Haryana on Saturday Angry farmers . later blocked several roads, bringing traffic movement to a grinding halt. While the caning drew criticism from many quarters, Karnal Inspector General Mamta Singh said mild force was used to disperse farmers, who refused to budge despite several announcements declaring the gathering unlawful as prohibitory order under CrPC section 144 was in force. She also claimed some stones were pelted at the police personnel. Farmers protesting against farm laws have been opposing all functions of the BJP-JJP combine in Haryana. CONTINUED ON: P10 ‘BREAK THEIR HEADS’ Karnal sub divisional magistrate Ayush Sinha landed in a soup after a video, in which he is heard telling policemen to break the heads of farmers if they break barricades, went viral. Sources said that the direction came when the farmers started throwing stones DATA FUDGING Onus on public to expose lies of govt: Chandrachud EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi STRESSING it was the duty of public intellectuals to expose the lies of the state, Supreme Court judge Justice DY Chandrachud on Saturday called for more vigilance and participation by the citizens. Chandrachud’s comments came in the context of Covid-19, wherein “there is an increasing trend of countries across the world trying to manipulate data”. Addressing a meet on Speaking Truth to Power: Citizens and the Law, as part of the sixth MC Chagla Memorial Online Lecture, Chandrachud said one could not solely rely on the state to determine the truth. “As responsible citizens, we should put these truth providers through intense scrutiny and questioning to convince ourselves of the veracity of the claims made by them. It is equally important for those making truth claims to be transparent,” he added. CONTINUED ON: P10 EXPRESS READ Bhavinaben Patel in Paralympics TT final Tokyo: Bhavinaben Patel continued to script history as she became the first Indian to enter the final of a table tennis event at the Paralympics with a 3-2 win over China’s Miao Zhang in a class 4 semifinal here on Saturday. P15 CET results out on Sept 20: Minister Bengaluru: Higher Education Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, after a visit to a CET examination centre here, said that the CET results will be announced on September 20 and counselling would commence in the first week of October. P7 Abhishek Banerjee, wife get ED summons New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has summoned West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s nephew and TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee and his wife for questioning in a money laundering case linked to an alleged coal scam in the state, officials said. P10 SHAPING A FUTURE IN CLAY P2
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