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 villupuram l saturday l september 25, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 12 l city EDITION 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 1984 2008: Global market crash impact investor sentiments 1983 1982 1981 1980 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 1992: The Big Bull Harshad Mehta scam leads to crash 1986 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 capital horror Ganglord shot dead in Delhi courtroom GAYATHRI M ANI @ 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 gether on these issues, which will benefit not only our countries but the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and entire world,” Modi told his host. US President Joe Biden on Friday Modi said technology would be a held their first bilateral meeting in significant player in the coming decWashington 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 In his opening remarks, Quad summit added that trade will also Biden recalled his Mumbai continue to play an imporhours later visit in his capacity of US t a n t p a r t i n b i l at e r a l Later in the day, vice-president and said that relations. Modi and Biden ties between the US and InIn the delegation-level will be joined by talks, the two leaders are dia are destined to grow. “We must take on challeng- Australian Prime expected to discuss ways to Minister Scott es like Covid and climate boost bilateral ties, includMorrison and change together,” he said. ing cooperation in various Japanese Prime Both leaders invoked Masectors like trade, defence hatma Gandhi and his val- Minister Yoshihide and security. Apart from ues of non-violence. Biden Suga for the first this, they will discuss isin-person Quad is the third US President sues of regional and global leaders’ summit since 2014 to hold a bilateral importance, including the meeting with Modi. situation in Afghanistan. Modi, while thanking Biden for his Modi said the concept of trusteewarm welcome, said his presidency ship, which was given to the world by will sow the seeds for better bilateral Gandhi, should be used to protect the ties and also for all democracies planet. “We must safeguard the planacross the world. “You have taken et like trustees. Mahatma Gandhi’s unique initiatives since you assumed values would be instrumental in this office with regard to Covid, climate endeavour,” the prime minister change and Quad. We will work to- 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. IITian tops Civil Service examination Exp r e ss N e ws S e r v i c e @ New Delhi/Bihar/Bhopal An IIT-Bombay 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 . The son of a bank cashier, Shubham did his schooling from a government school before making it to IITBombay. He did not succeed in his first attempt in 2018, but secured rank 290 in the very next. He attempted the exam for the third time to improve his ranking and emerged as the 2020 topper. “I prepared for two years in Delhi, of which one was with an institute,” he said. He had quit his job as a researcher in the US to prepare for the exam. Shubham has opted for Bihar as the cadre of choice, as he aims to work towards flood mitigation and women empowerment in his home state. meet tn’s toppers A 25-year-old youth, Narayana Sarma from Namakkal, secured the 33rd rank in the exam to become Tamil Nadu’s topper. Similarly, N Ponmani, a 25-year-old from Chennai, secured the 148th rank. D Ranjith (27), a deaf youth, secured the 750th rank | P3 Greed, apathy dig grave In our ongoing series on TN’s rivers this week, we focus on the Vaigai | P4 back to business Heavy traffic was seen near Tidal Park, on the Old Mahabalipuram Road, one of the busiest stretches in Chennai, on Friday evening. The area houses several IT companies | debadatta mallick 13 convicted in 2003 cuddalore ‘honour’ killing B a g a l a v a n P e r i e r B @ Cuddalore The Cuddalore District Special Court for Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe cases on Friday convicted 13 persons in an 18-year-old ‘honour’ killing case. The case pertains to an inter-caste couple, S Murugesan (25) and D Kannagi (22) of Puthucolony near Virudhachalam, who were killed by the latter’s family in public on July 8, 2003 for eloping. Death sentence and a penalty of `4.65 lakh was awarded to D Maruthupandian (49), Kannagi’s elder brother. C Duraisamy (68), the woman’s father, D Rangasamy (45), another brother, and her relatives K Kandavelu (54), K Jothi (53), R Mani (66), R Dhanavel (49), V Anjapuli (47), K Ramdoss (52), and N Chinnadurai (50), were sentenced to life, and a penalty of `4.15 lakh D Kannagi and S Murugesan each was imposed. Former DSP M Chellamuthu (66) and inspector P Tamilmaran (51) were also given life sentence and imposed `3 lakh penalty each. Judge S Uthamaraja ordered `4 lakh should be given to Murugesan’s family, from the penalty collected from the duo. He also released S Ayyasamy (61) and P Gunasekaran (59), both relatives of Murugesan’s, stating they were brought to the spot forcibly and didn’t have a hand in the murder. The court premises had turned a fortress on Friday with heavy deployment of armed police force. , Pronouncing the verdict, the judge said the killings had left a black mark on the society . More on: p2 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 31,923 31,990 282 31,382 32,542 318 tamil nadu sep 23 sep 24 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 1,745 1,624 27 1,733 1,631 27 Elephants no more to be held captive: HC E X P RE S S NE W S S ERVI C E @ Chennai The Madras High Court on Friday ordered the State government to ensure that no elephant is taken into captivity , except for treatment if found unable to support itself in the wild. The bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice PD Audikesavalu issued the orders on a petition filed by an activist, Rangarajan Narasimhan, on the ill-treatment of elephants at the Srirangam temple in Tiruchy district. “No private person may capture any elephant or keep the same except those already existing,” the bench said. The matter was posted for next hearing on October 21. It noted that the counsel for the State, C Harsha Raj, had submitted there are 32 elephants in temples and 31 privately held, apart from 64 under the custody of the Forest Department. However, Elsa Foundation, an animal welfare foundation, said the State government had furnished details of 86 captive elephants in Tamil Nadu to the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, and the figures indicated that 23 of them were no longer available. On this, the judges directed the State to produce statements, if any furnished , to the Union ministry over the last five Before you pack bags for your next trip Puducherry again, here’s an addition the itinerary. The Catamaran Brewing Company, located on Anna Salai, is the microbrewery set up in these parts of the country . Inaugurated by Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Friday, the resto-bar’s success will be closely monitored by the administration which hopes that microbreweries will add to the tourism potential of the Union Territory. The previous government changed its excise policy in 2019 and started issuing licenses to microbreweries with one boosting excise revenue. The applicable excise duty and additional excise duty for 50 per cent of the annual installed capacity of the Promoter Rangaraju Narayanasamy (R) and his partner, Durgaprasad Radhakrishnan | Express more revenue in the offing for ut The Puducherry government’s move to approve license for microbreweries comes after its revenue from the excise duty was hit by closure and relocation of a few liquor shops, following a Supreme Court order Chennai: In an interview to TNIE, Finance Minister Palanivel Thiagarajan hit out at his detractors, including State BJP president K Annamalai and former minister D Jayakumar, saying the representation by Commercial Taxes secretary or Finance secretary to GST Council meeting is nothing new. Lack of clarity on the agenda of GST Council, a tiring budget session and the post-budget work forced him to skip the meet, he said | P4 ‘hc erred’ Apex court sets aside Madras HC observation on EWS quota @ New Delhi years regarding the number of elephants and other related materials. The petitioner had complained that captive animals in temples were subjected to ill-treatment, and natural habitats be raised on vast lands owned by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) department so as to provide better facility for elephants. They could be taken to the temples as and when required for performing rituals. When the matter came up for hearing early in August, the judges had expressed concern over the way the captive pachyderms were treated and said they themselves would visit a place to ascertain how the elephants were treated. Tipplers’ paradise gets its first microbrewery microbrewery is collected in advance along with the license fee for the microbrewery . The government’s move came after its revenue from excise duty was hit by closure and relocation of liquor shops, following a Supreme Court order. The Catamaran Brewing Company offers six varieties of craft beer on tap, including Indian Summer, a Belgian Witbier, Pondi Pils, a lager, and Vox Populi, a dark lager. The microbrewery also offers its take on an India Pale Ale, a type of brew that originated in the 1870s to PTR explains his absence from GST meet Exp r e ss N e ws S e r v i c e time to ‘cheer’ up D e b j a n i D u t ta @ Puducherry express read help the British survive their long journey to India. An Apple cider and Porter beer round out the offerings. According to Deputy Commissioner (Excise) T Sudhakar, more queries for licenses have been coming in from interested parties. “We are waiting to see the response to this one, especially from tourists,” he added. Microbreweries that come up in Puducherry have also been permitted to sell products to other FL2 licensees such as bars, hotels, and restaurants, who have obtained the license for draught and craft beers. In addition, the Excise Department would also permit the licensee, if he so desires, to obtain FL2 tourism category licence to serve other varieties of Indian-Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL), on payment of applicable fee, said an official. The Supreme Court on Friday set aside the Madras High Court’s observation that the 10 per cent EWS reservation in NEET All India Quota can be implemented only after the approval of the apex court. Justices DY Chandrachud and BV Nagarathna were hearing the Union government’s plea challenging the HC’s direction. The HC reasoned that All India Quota must be uniform across States, unless the State involved does not have any medical or dental colleges. It had then ruled that the reservation provided to OBC, Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, and Persons with Disabilities by the Centre, in its July 29 notification pertaining to the reservation in AIQ seats, appeared to be in order and in accordance with law. “Having found no contempt, the High Court has gone into a wider spectrum; there the court has really erred. When you are in contempt jurisdiction, you just need to see if the order has been complied or not,” Justice Chandrachud remarked. “However, we clarify the specific direction is set aside not on merits but on the sole ground that such direction has transgressed the boundaries of contempt jurisdiction. We are not expressing an opinion on the merits of the case since the points will arise in a bunch of petitions pending adjudication,” the order stated. Additional Solicitor General KM Nataraj, appearing for the Centre, said the HC ought not have made the observations while exercising its contempt power. Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the DMK, said the issue is complicated, and the Union government’s special leave petition could be heard, along with other petitions challenging the EWS/ OBC quota in NEET-AIQ.
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