Sensex crosses 60,000 National monetisation pipeline plan announced Over 2.5 crore vaccinations completed in a Day Sensex at Mt 50,000 Rollout of vaccination programme. 43 Cr doses administered Sensex at May 26,2014: 40,000 Narendra Modi becomes Sensex crosses prime minister 30,000 Oct 29, 2007: Scales 20,000 UPA wins 2nd Term kollam l saturday l September 25, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 12 l city EDITION 1992: The Big Bull Harshad Mehta scam leads to crash Feb 6, 2006: Technology Touches 10,000 Boom. Sensex crosses 5,000 UPA wins, Ketan Parekh Manmohan scam, Gujarat Singh is PM earthquake Kargil War. NDA wins with Atal Bihari Vajpayee is Prime Minister July 25, 1990: Hits 1,000 Covid 19 triggers crash NDA wins 2nd term. Corporate tax cut Scam: PNB, Crisis: IL&FS The index has gained 12,297.14 GST is implemented Demonetisation points or 25.75% this year Both the 50,000 and 60,000 Scams: Commonwealth Games, 2G telecom ripoff levels were breached in 2021, showing the resilience of the market after the pandemictriggered crash in March 2020 2008: Market slumps due to Satyam scam Eight months to reach 60,000 2021 2019 2020 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1997 1998 1996 1995 1993 1994 1992 1991 1989 1990 1988 1987 1985 1986 1984 2008: Global market crash impact investor sentiments 1983 1982 1981 Here is how the market worm moved, taking breathtaking leaps despite the economy struggling to find its feet. Analysts expect it to hit 1 lakh in 3 years Jan 2, 1986: Sensex goes live with a base of 100 1980 Sensex at Mt 60,000 1991: Index rallies after then finance minister Manmohan Singh liberalises economy Covid 19 vaccine approved for use from the 50,000-mark 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 School reopening: Ganglord shot Classes till noon, 2 dead in Delhi students on a bench courtroom capital horror E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Alappuzha G AYAT HRI M A N I @ New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Joe Biden in White House on Friday | PTI Af, Covid on table as Modi & Biden meet First bilateral summit to discuss trade, defence ties which will benefit not only our countries but the entire world,” Modi told Prime Minister Narendra Modi his host. and US President Joe Biden on FriModi said technology would be a day held their first bilateral meeting significant player in the coming decin Washington where they agreed to ade across the world. “Technology fight challenges like Covid and cli- will be used for betterment of humate change together while strength- manity and will provide tremendous ening mutual ties. opportunities,” he said and added In his opening remarks, that trade will also continBiden recalled his Mumbai Quad summit ue to play an important visit in his capacity of US part in bilateral hours later vice-president and said that relations. Later in the day, ties between the US and InIn the delegation-level Modi and Biden dia are destined to grow. talks, the two leaders are “We must take on challeng- will be joined by expected to discuss ways es like Covid and climate Australian Prime to boost bilateral ties, inMinister Scott change together,” he said. cluding cooperation in Morrison and Both leaders invoked Mavarious sectors like trade, Japanese Prime hatma Gandhi and his valdefence and security. ues of non-violence. Biden Minister Yoshihide Apart from this, they will is the third US President Suga for the first discuss issues of regional in-person Quad since 2014 to hold a bilateral and global importance, inleaders’ summit meeting with Modi. cluding the situation in Modi, while thanking BiAfghanistan. den for his warm welcome, said his Modi said the concept of trusteepresidency will sow the seeds for ship, which was given to the world better bilateral ties and also for all by Gandhi, should be used to protect democracies across the world. “You the planet. “We must safeguard the have taken unique initiatives since planet like trustees. Mahatma Ganyou assumed office with regard to dhi’s values would be instrumental Covid, climate change and Quad. We in this endeavour,” the prime miniswill work together on these issues, ter said. P u s h k a r B a n a k a r @ New Delhi In a shocking incident of security lapse, Delhi’s most wanted gangster Jitender Maan alias Gogi was shot dead by his rival gang inside a local courtroom in the presence of a judge on Friday afternoon, where he was brought to appear in a criminal trial by the Delhi Police. Two assailants belonging to the rival Tillu Tajpuria gang were already present in the courtroom in lawyers’ robes. As Gogi, shepherded by the counter intelligence team and the special cell of the northern range of the Delhi Police, entered courtroom number 207 of the Rohini Court Complex, the attackers whipped out their .30 bore pistols and opened fire, killing him on spot. Sources said he received five-six bullets. Police personnel in the room then neutralised the assailants. “The police in escort and other duties responded in a controlled, calibrated manner and in the counter-fire both the assailants received gunshots and were immobilised. All three persons were later declared brought dead in the hospital,” said the police. Sources said the special cell of the police had a tip-off about the shootout, but did not have specific input that the assailants would enter the court dressed as lawyers. Sources said the attackers entered the court from Gate number 4 where no security check happens. Once inside, they took the stairs inside of a lift to reach the courtroom around 12-12.30 pm. The case for which Gogi appeared was against Sunil Maan of the Tillu gang. Mann was already in the courtroom. The police identified the attackers as Rahul and Morish. civil services exam girls lead state’s impressive show KERALITES IN TOP 100 K Meera 6 Midhun Premraj 12 Karishma Nair 14 P Sreeja 20 Aparna Ramesh 35 Aswathy Jiji 41 Nisha 51 Veena S Suthan 57 Aparna M B 62 Dheenan Dastageer 63 Prasanna Kumar 100 IITian emerges on top Revenue Minister K Rajan presents sweets to K Meera, who won the sixth rank, at her residence in Thrissur on Friday | Express E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @T’Puram Kerala basked in civil services glory again when the results for the 2020 UPSC examinations were announced. As many as 11 candidates from the state figure in the top 100. K Meera, a native of Kolazhy in Thrissur, bagged the sixth rank and became the Kerala topper, while Mithun Premraj of Vadakara, Kozhikode, secured the 12th rank. Eight of the top 11 candidates from the state are women while 10 more women were ranked between 100 and 300. The other candidates who made it to the top 100 are Karishma Nair (14), P Sreeja (20), Aparna Ramesh (35), Aswathy Jiji (41), Nisha (51), Veena S Suthan (57), Aparna MB (62), Dheenan Dastageer (63) and Prasanna Kumar (100). Meera cleared the exam in her fourth attempt. “I’m delighted with this achievement. Deep learning in the subject and good coaching from my tutors have helped me clear the examination with a high rank. What- New Delhi/Bihar/Bhopal: An IITBombay graduate from Bihar topped the Civil Service Examination (CSE), results for which were announced by the UPSC on Friday. Shubham Kumar from Katihar in Bihar secured the first rank, followed by Bhopal girl Jagrati Awasthi, an engineer from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal. Shubham emerged topper with anthropology as his optional, while Jagrati’s was sociology. ever duties are vested in me, I’ll carry them out with utmost dedication,” she said. In 2018, she had fallen at the interview hurdle by just 12 marks, she said. “I didn’t quit, and kept striving to clear the exam,” said Meera. A BTech degree holder in mechanical engineering, she chose sociology as the optional subject for the civil services exam. Meera’s father is a businessman and mother a teacher. Her younger sister is working in a ● More on P2 private firm. Left ousts UDF in Kottayam, courtesy BJP E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Kottayam THE LDF was in power in just one of the six municipalities in Kottayam district following the last local body elections. The front has increased it to three now, by wresting power from the UDF. If the Left had toppled the Congress-led front in Erattupetta with the support of SDPI nearly two weeks ago, it joined hands with the BJP to oust UDF in Kottayam on Friday The UDF . cried foul, with Opposition Leader V D Satheesan saying the CPM is tying up with communal forces against the UDF. The no-confidence motion brought by the LDF against chairperson Bincy Sebastian in Kottayam was passed with the support of BJP councillors. In the 52-member council, both LDF and UDF have 22 members each while the remaining eight belong to BJP. While the UDF members abstained from voting, the no-trust motion was passed with 29 votes. One vote became invalid. Ear- lier, the UDF had come to power through a draw of lots. The UDF leadership alleged that LDF’s communal face was exposed as it joined hands with BJP to bring down its administration. “CPM has become a party without a stand. It’s ready to join hands with any devil to finish off Congress and the UDF. The party is embracing both minority and majority communalism,” said Satheesan. Former Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala too came down on the ● More on P4 CPM. Limiting the number of children on a bench to two, conducting classes till noon and not serving mid-day meal in school. These are among proposals included in the draft guidelines chalked out for the phased reopening of schools during the pandemic. The General Education Minister V arrangement of batches will Sivankutty said the final guidelines be decided will be out in the next five days. The department also plans to introafter detailed discussions duce shift system in schools. with the “The arrangement of batches will school be decided after detailed discussions managements with the school managements and parand parentent-teacher associations. As of now, we teacher associations are planning to allot three days for a batch in a week,” Sivankutty said. He V Sivankutty said allowance will be provided to the students for mid-day meal. Students will be allowed into the campuses only after examining the body temperature and oxygen level at the school gate. Sanitisation facility will be arranged at the entry of all classrooms and will be carried out on a daily basis. The minister said crowding of any sort won’t be allowed in classrooms. Sivankutty said curbs will be imposed on students visiting bakeries and eateries near schools. Special awareness programmes for parents will be arranged through online mode. Parents should not allow children to go to school, if they show symptoms of fever ● More on P5 or any other diseases. Jab-o-meter Take your shot Sep 23 65,26,432 doses Sep 24 64,58,806 doses Total doses 84,82,80,511 NATIONWIDE sep 23 sep 24 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths statewide Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 31,923 31,990 282 31,382 32,542 318 sep 23 sep 24 19,682 20,510 152 17,983 15,054 127 express read No donation: CPM leader threatens NRK Kollam: An audio clip of a telephone call by a CPM leader in Chavara in Kollam to an NRK’s relative that he would pitch a party flag post in the compound of a convention centre Mukhammoodi Mukku if the expat investor who built it doesn’t give donation to the party has surfaced, inviting public criticism. 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