Jab-o-meter Take your shot September 19 37,78,296 doses September 20 85,68,026 doses Total doses: 81,73,95,763 NATIONWIDE sep 19 sep 20 Fresh cases 30,773 30,256 Recoveries Deaths 38,945 43,938 309 295 statewide sep 19 sep 20 Fresh cases 1,337 Recoveries 1,282 Deaths 9 Samples tested 68,568 tirupati l tuesday l september 21, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 12 l late city EDITION bcci readies compensation package, match fees hiked Board announces that cricketers who played in Covid-hit season will get 50% extra match fees during 2021-22 season ranji remuneration up, women’s too Indian board ratifies posh policy Board brings three wage slab according to seniority (0-20 matches played, 21-40 and above 40) in Ranji Trophy matches. A senior player like Dinesh Karthik will now earn `60,000 per day. Earlier, it was `35,000, irrespective of experience for a raise of 41.6%. Senior women’s domestic players too see a raise. It’s gone up from `12,500 to `20,000, raising 37.5 per cent ■ ■ The BCCI, who did not have a uniform policy to deal with sexual harassment so far, puts in place detailed document covering everybody from office-bearers to senior cricketers A four-member Internal Committee will be formed to investigate matters pertaining to sexual harassment complaints | P11 839 1,142 8 42,679 four 4 teams, NZ, Sri Lanka, wI & RSA, will tour india before july ’22 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 India to resume vax export next month UK decision to treat all double-vaxxed travellers from India as unvaccinated triggers anger & worry Sumi Sukanya Dutta & Dhinesh Kallungal @ New Delhi/T’Puram INDIA will resume exporting Covid-19 vaccines in October, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Monday The Centre had . halted export of life-saving jabs when the devastating second wave of the pandemic struck the country in April. The minister said “surplus supply” of vaccines will be shared with other countries under the Vaccine Maitri programme, adding that inoculating the Indian population remains the gover nment’s top priority . The Centre is expecting a supply of 30 crore from different vaccine makers in October, which will go further up in the following months. The announcement about resumption of vaccine exports comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US this week to attend a meeting of the Quad countries. Meanwhile, the UK government’s updated Covid protocol mandating all travellers from India – including those who have taken both the vac- cine doses – to undergo three Covid tests and go into quarantine for 10 days, has upset the plans of thousands of students getting ready to enroll in various UK universities. The new rules will be effective from October 4. Indian travellers must take a Covid test three days before departure and undergo two more tests upon arrival in England. The passengers must also self-isolate in a pre-disclosed place for 10 days Under the new policy the UK , will consider only those who have got both doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca, PfizerBioNTech or Moderna or Janssen vaccines in the UK, Europe, US as fully vaccinated. Those vaccinated in Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea and some other countries will also be considered as fully vaccinated. Reacting, former Union ministers Jairam Ramesh said it “smacks of racism”. Congress MP and writer Shashi Tharoor said he has pulled out of a debate at The Cambridge Union debating society and from the launch events for the UK edition of his book The Battle of Belonging. CM thanks voters, raps TD for poll delay E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Vijayawada REITERATING his gratitude to the electorate for extending an overwhelming support for YSRC in every election, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said the results of the polls to the Zilla and Mandal Parishad Constituencies have inc re a s e d h i s re s p o n s i b i l i t i e s manifold. Taking a dig at his political rivals, the Chief Minister said vested interests were distorting the poll verdict. He also blamed the Opposition for creating legal hurdles that deferred the polls, which were to be held in 2020. If the elections were conducted as scheduled, Jagan said, all elected bodies would have been active during the Covid-19 pandemic. express read MHA says threats to Hinduism are imaginary New Delhi: “Threats to Hinduism” in the country are “imaginary”, the Centre has said in response to a recent Right to Information (RTI) query. Dismissing claims of Hinduism being in danger, the Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) stated that it has no record or evidence concerning any so-called threats to Hindu religion. Calling the alleged danger to Hinduism “hypothetical”, the MHA said the Centre is neither aware of nor possesses any evidence to substantiate it | P8 Final tally ZPTCs MPTCs Total 660 10,047 Unanimous 126 2,371 Polled 515 7,219 YSRC 502 5,998 TDP 6 826 Withheld 8 376 The YSRC, meanwhile, extended its tally in the ZPTC polls to 515 seats when the counting was completed late on Sunday The TDP fell . four short of the double-figure mark. The ruling party won 5,998 of the 7,219 MPTC seats that had gone to the poll, leaving its main rival, TDP , at a distant second with 826 seats. TDP on Sunday termed the poll verdict “bogus.” In a video message, the Chief Minister attributed the landslide victory to the “grace of God and people’s blessings”. In the Panchayat elections, YSRC had bagged 81 per cent votes, winning 10,536 of the total 13031 panchayats. Similarly in the Municipal polls, the party secured 99 per cent votes and in the recent ZPTC and MPTC elections, YSRCP won 98 per cent and 86 per cent, respectively by , securing 8,249 out of the 9,583 MPTCs with 86 per cent. Of the 638 ZPTCs, YSRC won 628, recording a vote share of 98 per cent. The poll results were unanimous in 126 ZPTCs and 2,371 MPTCs. P4 No AP link in Guj drug bust: Cops E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Vijayawada THE city police on Monday said 2,988.22 kilograms of heroin impounded at Gujarat’s Mundra Port was meant to be shipped to Delhi, and not Vijayawada as suspected. Sleuths of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Wednesday last seized the banned substance, with a street value of `9,000 crore, from two containers that had arrived from Iran. The value of the heroin was initially estimated to be `2,500 crore. “So far, no activity except using a , Vijayawada house address for obtaining licences, has come to our notice,’’ city police commissioner Bathini Srinivasulu said, adding that further probe was still on. Investigations revealed that a Chennai-based woman, Govindaraju Durga Purna Vaishali, acquired the GST licence in August 2000 citing the address D No 23-14-16, Satyanarayanapuram, Gadiyaramvari Street in P5 Vijayawada. bribery charge Amazon sends senior exec on leave, probe on E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ New Delhi Amazon India has been hit by a bribery scandal after a whistleblower complaint has led to an internal probe into the e-commerce giant’s legal representatives, who allegedly bribed Indian government officials. Amazon refused to give specific details about the complaints. It also did not say if the legal representatives alleged to have been involved in the bribing controversy were employees of the e-commerce firm or belonged to a third-party law firm. “We take allegations of improper actions seriously, investigate them fully and take appropriate action,” , Amazon said in a statement. Amazon did not divulge the name of the accused. Reports said it has sent its senior corporate counsel Rahul Sundaram on leave. Amazon has been facing many litigation and regulatory issues in the country. It has been litigating against Future Retail against its decision to sell its entire retail business to Reliance Retail. The company has been also facing Enforcement Directorate and Competition Commission of India investigations for FDI violation. Meanwhile, the Confederation of All India Traders has demanded a CBI probe.
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