thrissur l tuesday l September 07, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 14 l city EDITION Farmers’ gherao: Mobile internet suspended ‘TO STOP THE SPREAD OF MISINFORMATION’ Haryana on Monday ordered suspension of mobile internet services in Karnal, a day ahead of the farmers’ mahapanchayat and planned gherao of the mini-secretariat The mobile internet services in Karnal district will remain suspended from 12.30pm on Monday to Tuesday midnight. The government order said the suspension of mobile internet services was ordered to stop the spread of misinformation and rumours through social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter on mobile phones and SMS ■ 10 PROHIBITORY ORDERS IMPOSED in Karnal ■ On Monday, prohibitory orders banning gathering of five or more people were imposed in Karnal. Tension prevails in the area The Karnal district administration issued orders under section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code and a traffic advisory with planned route diversions, officials have informed protesters were injured in police lathicharge on August 28 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 Nipah: 9 develop symptoms, contact tracing on Health min holds top-level meeting, says focus is on identifying source Animal husbandry dept officials collect samples of bitten fruits, goats E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Kozhikode Officials of animal husbandry and forest departments collect bat droppings from Pulparambu near Chennamangalur in Kozhikode on Monday in the wake of Nipah death at Munnur | T P Sooraj caution key 251 129 now on primary contact list of them are healthcare workers Focus is on two things: Tracing the source of infection and tracing contacts. The symptoms of 11 persons are mild and their condition is stable 54 of the primary contacts in high-risk category Veena George, Health Minister Coimbatore intensifies checking on TN-Kerala border | P5 TWO days after Nipah virus was confirmed as the reason for the death of a 12-year-old boy in Kozhikode, nine more people, including his mother developed minor symptoms. Sixty-three people were added to the primary contact list, taking the total number to 251. As many as 129 of them are healthcare workers. Fifty-four of the primary contacts have been classified as highrisk and of them 38 have been shifted to the Nipah block of Ko zhikode Medical Colle ge hospital. “The samples of all eight persons who developed symptoms have been sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune. The samples of the remaining three will be tested at the medical college itself as the NIV has set up a point-of-care lab,” Health Minister Veena George told reporters on Monday after chairing a top-level meeting. No Covid jabs in Kozhikode taluk for next two days, testing to continue Institute limping without manpower and facilities It has been two-and-a-half years since the Institute of Advanced Virology (IAV) started functioning at the Bio 360 Life Sciences Park, Thonnakkal. It was supposed to have advanced testing labs to detect major viral diseases and cutting-edge research facilities. When Nipah strikes again, the IAV is remaining a mute spectator. P2 “Focus is on two things: Tracing the source of infection and tracing contacts. The symptoms of 11 persons are mild and their condition is stable,” Veena said. The minister said Covid vaccination would be stopped in Kozhikode taluk for the next two days, but testing for coronavirus will continue. Meanwhile, the animal husbandry team tracing the source of infection at Munnoor near Pazhoor in Chathamangalam has found that bats used to frequent on the two rambutan trees in the property of the deceased. “Bats used to visit the two trees. The samples of bitten rambutan fruits have been collected,” the minister said. The area has fruit bats and wild boars hence samples need to be collected and sent for testing. Animal husbandry personnel had collected samples also from the two goats on Monday, which are reared at the boy’s house. The entire Chathamangalam grama panchayat and adjacent wards that fall under other local bodies have been declared as containment zone. Meanwhile, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan wrote to Kerala Chief Secretary V P Joy on Monday, recommending the measures to be taken in the wake of Nipah outbreak in Kozhikode. The recommendation was based on a report submitted by a Central team from the National Centre for Disease Control that visited the district. HC: Make provisions in CoWIN High Court asks Centre to make necessary provisions on the CoWIN portal to enable the scheduling of the second dose of Covishied after four weeks of the first dose tribunal hires Govt testing SC patience, warns CJI K a n u S a r d a @ New Delhi Chief Justice of India N V Ramana on Monday expressed exasperation over the way the government was testing the patience of the Supreme Court by not just delaying appointments to various understaffed tribunals but also flouting the top court’s judgments. A special bench that included justices D Y Chandrachud and L Nageswara Rao, warned Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that it could initiate contempt proceedings if appointments to fill vacancies in tribunals were not made within a week. The bench sharply criticised the Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021, notified on August 13, saying it contradicted two of its judgments. “The law is replica of the provisions struck down by this court. Parliament can take away the basis of a judgment through a new law, but cannot enact a law that is directly contrary to the SC judgment and is not a validating legislation,” the court said. “There are four provisions... a person below the age of 50 years is ineligible for appointment as chairperson or member. Directly contrary to the judgment! Second, the selection committee shall recommend a panel of two names for appointment and the Central government shall take a decision preferably within three months. Directly contradictory. Third, the term of office of chairperson and members will be fixed as four years. Directly contrary . And fourth, allowances made to the chairperson will be the same as a Central government officer carrying the same pay as the chairperson. Again, directly contrary Justice Chan,” drachud said. Allow 2nd dose of Covishield after 28 days: HC to Centre the final picture Students attend class in Kabul on Monday after private universities reopened | AFP Jasprit Bumrah. Shardul Thakur. Rohit Sharma. Umesh Yadav... there were too many heroes as India upstaged England on Monday Elusive Panjshir Valley taken, claim Taliban Thakur’s heroics The Mumbai all-rounder smashed the pacers to score the fastest Test 50 in England. In the second innings, he again scored a half-century. He also did his bit with the ball on the last day, removing Joe Root Bumrah’s rapid pace Jasprit Bumrah swung the match by taking the pitch out of the equation. He removed both Jonny Bairstow and Ollie Pope with searing deliveries that hooped back in. He also went short to test the batsmen Rohit, MVP None of this may have been possible without the opener’s stupendous century to set up a 3rd innings of promise for the visitors 24 Number of Tests taken by Bumrah to reach 100 wickets. He is the fastest Indian pacer to the mark Umesh’s return It’s easy to forget this in the immediate aftermath of the win but it was Umesh who broke England in the first innings as he reduced them from 2/52 to 5/62. On Monday, he removed the English tail to kickstart the celebrations 6/136 Umesh’s match figures, best by an Indian in this match The Indian team celebrate after removing last man James Anderson | afp At Oval, reverse swings India’s way There was turn on offer, but their best spinner RavichanALL out for 191 on Day 1. Con- dran Ashwin was warming ceding a lead of 99 runs. Stag- the bench. While he has been ing a recovery act on a flat left-out in search of a few exdeck. Setting a target of 368, tra runs and balance in the XI, which didn’t seem enough at the visitors have been confithe end of Day 4 when the dent of picking 20 England England openers had put 77 wickets without him. This on board. Three of their sup- was another test for this atport staffers including tack which had failed head coach Ravi Shasto make inroads with tri down with Covthe new ball on the id-19. Yet, Virat Kohli evening of Day 4. And & Co found a way to failure to close out the beat the hosts on Mongame with the series Last time the day to take an unason the line could have Indian team sailable 2-1 in the fiveled to few uncomfortwon two Tests match Pataudi Trophy able questions. in a single with one more Test to To put things into conseries in go in Manchester. text, through the Test, England. That Since the restart, both teams have strugteam won the this Indian team has gled to get wickets three-match carved out unexpectwith the old ball, series 2-0 ed, come-from-behind which hasn’t found wins at Melbourne, any reverse-swing. Brisbane and at Lord’s. So But then, not all teams have this victory at the Oval wasn’t this freak called Jasprit Bumcertainly beyond them. Yet, rah, who has tricks up his there was so much to admire sleeve, that make him a threat and celebrate, particularly irrespective of the condition. how this Indian attack, with- Just like that he castled Ollie out any assistance from the Pope and Jonny Bairstow deck, orchestrated a collapse with a 64-overs old ball to open that few bowling units can the floodgates, which washed only think of. England lost away England. Two hours lattheir last eight wickets for 69 er, they lost the Test by 157 runs. runs. v enk ata k r i s h n a b @ Chennai 1986 E x p r e ss N e ws Se r v i c e THE Taliban on Monday claimed that they have captured the elusive Panjshir Valley. “With this victory, our country is completely taken out of the quagmire of war,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in Kabul. Panjshir was the last of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces to resist the Taliban. “We tried our best to solve the problem through negotiations, and they (anti-Taliban forces) rejected talks and then we had to send our forces to fight,” Mujahid told reporters. He, however, assured Panjshir natives, who are ethnically distinct from the Pashtun-dominated Taliban, that they would not be discriminated against. Multiple reports said Pakistani drones showered bombs on the battlehardened resistance forces through Sunday night. That the Taliban upped the Panjshir onslaught soon after ISI chief Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed’s trip to Kabul on Saturday also lent credence to this theory, though the Taliban denied it. Earlier this year, Pakistan had received five combat drones from China, each capable of staying airborne for over 30 hours. Meanwhile the resisting forces, known as National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRFA), claimed their fighters are still present in all strategic positions across valley . The NRFA is led by the former Afghan vice-president Amrullah Saleh and anti-Taliban fighter Ahmad Shah Massoud. EXPRESS READ Jaleel alleges `1,021-cr illegal deal in co-op bank Minor girl abducted and raped in Pune; 8 held Kochi investor in battle to reclaim R1,448.5-cr stake Brazil-Argentina WC qualifier abandoned Malappuram: Stepping up the attack on senior Muslim League leader P K Kunhalikutty, former minister and Thavanur MLA K T Jaleel on Monday came out with a report on the illegal fund transactions in the A R Nagar Service Cooperative Bank, prepared by the inspection wing under the state cooperative department. P4 Pune: A 14-year-old girl was allegedly abducted from the Pune railway station area and raped at multiple places in the city in Maharashtra, police said on Monday. Eight persons, including six autorickshaw drivers and two employees of the Railways, were arrested in connection with the crime following a missing person complaint. Kochi: At the age of 74, Babu George Valavi is involved in the battle of his life. The stakes are high. Very high. If he wins, he and four family members get to take home a whopping D1,448.5 crore,. The story of Babu Valavi, a Kochiite, begins when he along with four others bought 3,500 shares of Mewar Oil and General Mills Ltd. P4 Sao Paulo: Brazil’s WC qualifier against Argentina was abandoned on Sunday over violation of Covid-19 protocols. Brazil health officials ran onto the pitch to stop the game, when it was in the 7th minute, as they said four Argentina players, who play in England, should be placed in immediate quarantine. The court observes that if the government can permit persons who are intending to travel abroad to exercise a choice between early protection and better protection from Covid, there is absolutely no reason why the same privilege shall not be extended to others The court issued the order while allowing a plea filed by Kitex Garments and Kitex Childrenswear, Kizhakkambalam, seeking nod to vaccinate more than 10,000 workers before the 84-day gap Advocate Blaze K Jose, counsel for the petitioners, submitted that, initially, the protocol was that the second dose should be administered only after four weeks, but within six weeks nationwide Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Kochi OFFERING huge relief to those wishing to take the second dose of Covishield in tune with the initial protocol, the Kerala High Court on Monday directed the Centre to make necessary provisions on the CoWIN portal to enable the scheduling of the second dose of that particular Covid vaccine after four weeks of the first dose. The court observed that if the government can permit persons who are intending to travel abroad to exercise a choice between early protection and better protection from Covid, there is absolutely no reason why the same privilege shall not be extended to others who want early protection in connection with their employment, education, etc. Justice P B Suresh Kumar said: “I have not considered the question whether a person is entitled to make a choice between early protection and better protection from the Covid-19 infection in the matter of accepting the free vaccine provided by the government.” The court issued the order while allowing a petition filed by Kitex Garments Limited and Kitex Childrenswear, Kizhakkambalam, seeking permission to vaccinate more than 10,000 workers before the prescribed 84-day gap. Advocate Blaze K Jose, counsel for the petitioners, submitted that, initially, the protocol was that the second dose should be administered only after four weeks, but ● More on P4 within six weeks. sep 05 sep 06 statewide sep 05 sep 06 42,766 38,091 308 38,948 43,903 219 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 26,701 28,900 74 19,688 28,561 135 After days of bickering, peace prevails in Cong E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ T’Puram AFTER days of bickering, peace prevailed in the state Congress on Monday as the diplomatic channel opened by V D Satheesan on Sunday helped resolve the remaining misunderstandings between the new leadership and the group chieftains in the party . Satheesan and Congress state chief K Sudhakaran held talks with ex-chief minister Oommen Chandy and former opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala for over an hour. After the meeting, Sudhakaran told reporters that all issues have been resolved. Sources said Chandy and Chennithala who lead the prominent ‘ ’ and ‘I’ groups A in the party did not raise any fresh demands during the meeting. A senior Congress leader said there was no serious complaint other than excluding them from the final round of talks to decide on district chiefs. Sudhakaran assured them that such lapses would not be repeated. He also informed Chandy and Chennithala that explanation has been sought from Kasaragod MP Rajmohan Unnithan, who sarcastically asked the two to form their own party if they wanted their nominees as district chiefs. The Congress leadership also settled the grievances of UDF constituent RSP on Monday when they assured action against a section of Congress leaders who the RSP ● More on P4 felt were responsible for the party’s defeat.
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