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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 Eight months to reach 60,000 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 Journalist dead, ODRAF jawan missing in botched jumbo rescue operation high current of the water. Arindam Das was pulled out of the river but could not survive. He was announced received dead by doctors at the SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack. Hospital Emergency Officer Bhubanananda Maharana said “Doctors tried to revive him for more than an hour but couldn’t. One of the four other ODRAF personnel and video journalist Sinha are in critical condition.” ODRAF member Sitaram Murmu, an experienced boat driver who was part of the rescue team, has remained untraced even after hours of search operation. A team of NDRF personnel along with ODRAF and Fire services personnel carried out the search operation in the swollen river to trace him. The search operation was put on hold due to darkness and will be resumed on Saturday morning, said Additional DG (law and Order) RK Sharma said. Chandaka DFO Md Jameel, who was at the spot, said a herd of seven elephants was crossing the swollen river to reach Chandaka from Athagarh forest area in the E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Joe Biden in White House on Friday | PTI @ Bhubaneswar 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 ana k a r @ New Delhi AN elephant rescue operation on Mahanadi river at Mundali barrage near Cuttack went horribly wrong as a TV journalist drowned while a member of Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) went missing after the rescue boat capsized on Friday afternoon. The incident happened when an ODRAF inflatable power boat with the chief reporter of local Odia news channel OTV Arindam Das and his cameraperson Pravat Sinha on board went into the river to rescue a sub-adult elephant which was stuck near the barrage in the flooded river for nearly seven hours. The boat capsized after it lost control while trying to get closer to the tusker. The engine of the boat also stopped working. The power boat overturned near the bridge and the crew members fell into the crashing waters at the head of the barrage. Despite wearing life jackets, they could not swim nor float on the water due to high current. Even the tusker was seen struggling to stand in the morning. “While six managed to cross the river, one got trapped in the strong current of the river prompting authorities to go for its rescue,” he said. On being informed by the locals about the incident, the Athagarh forest team and the local fire services personnel rushed to the spot. Later a team from Chandaka joined them. Around 50 forest personnel along with senior forest officials including PCCF Wildlife Shashi Paul were present at the spot till late night. The situation is being monitored carefully and efforts are on to rescue the elephant from the flooded river, Jameel said. He said elephants are good swimmers and they are hopeful that it will swim through the river if they succeed in driving it away from the place where it has remained stranded. Meanwhile, a senior OSDMA official admitted that mediapersons should not have been allowed to get into a boat during such rescue operations. “It was a mistake and the matter is being investigated,” he said. express read Cyclonic storm likely to cross south Odisha Bhubaneswar: A cyclonic storm is likely to reach Odisha coast by Sunday evening, the IMD said. The low pressure area that formed over east-central Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood, has intensified into a well marked low pressure area and then as a depression over east-central and adjoining northeast Bay of Bengal on Friday. It is likely to cross the coast between Visakhapatnam and Gopalpur by Sunday evening | P3 BJP seals alliance with Nishad Party in UP Lucknow: With the 2022 battle for UP looming large, the BJP on Friday sealed its alliance with NISHAD party for the upcoming polls. Putting all the speculations of rift and differences to end, Union minister and BJP’s UP poll in-charge Dharmendra Pradhan made the formal announcement that the ruling party would contest the elections in alliance with NISHAD party and Apna Dal under the leadership of Yogi Adityanath | P8 Crew members clinging to the capsized rescue boat as the elephant stands nearby in Mahanadi river at Mundali barrage near Cuttack on Friday | Express capital horror NATIONWIDE sep 23 sep 24 Ganglord shot dead in Delhi courtroom G AYAT H RI M A N I @ 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 Nine from Odisha in UPSC merit list Bhubaneswar: Jubin Mohapatra of Odisha secured 46th rank in the Civil Services Examination - 2020, result of which was declared by UPSC on Friday. As many as nine students from the State figured in the merit list of 761 candidates who have been recommended for appointment in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and other Central Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B Services | P2 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 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 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 1212.30 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. 31,923 31,990 282 31,382 32,542 318 Jab-o-meter Take your shot Sep 23 65,26,432 doses Sep 24 64,58,806 doses @ 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 Insti- tute 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 IIT-Bombay . He did not succeed in his first attempt in 2018, but secured rank 290 in the very next. He attempted the exam for the E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Bhubaneswar Arindam Das should not have died. Not in Mahanadi river and not as part of the so-called “rescue operation” to drive an elephant out of the swirling waters where it was stuck. Family of Sitaram Murmu, the Odisha Disaster R ap i d A c t i o n Fo rc e (ODRAF) jawan who is missing for over 15 hours, did not deserve the pain and anxiety even as search parties were called back after evening and rains came in. Elephants are smart swimmers. They do not need human help to cross a river. Other members of the same herd that was spotted in Mahanadi on Friday mor ning swam their way from Athagarh forests towards Chandaka. The one which got ‘trapped” would eventually have moved out once all cacophony around the operation had died or after sundown. That’s the ideal scenario and any forest officer would say that. All that the rescue operation required at that point of time was clearing Mundali Bridge – that connects Bhubaneswar to Cuttack – of all the traffic, hundreds of onlookers and mobile phone enthusiasts, and wait patiently. Clear demarcation of an area, im- position of prohibitory orders under Section 144 under CrPC and banishing entry of people from Barang and Athagarh side would have given the young jumbo safe passage. Crowd control was key but that was not thought of by the administration. To save the jumbo, the option of shutting down the barrage gates could have been used. That would have kept the jumbo afloat helping it to swim. It was not exercised either. Besides, there was simply very little logic behind a team driving a jumbo using an inflated boat with a mega phone from a river. With strong current of water just near the drop-down, using the boat to nudge the jumbo out of its place made little sense. Hundreds of people on that bridge hours on end lending to the chaos only added to the stress of forest and police staff as well as the animal. It was bad call from all sides. The big question is who requisitioned the ODRAF team? State Police said, the Forest department placed the requisition. The Forest department sources say they did not. The poser remains unanswered because that eventually proved disastrous for the entire operation which could have been carried out without much CONTINUED ON: P5 ado. BARFI under scanner Central team to inspect Mahanadi river bed reclamation at Cuttack E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Cuttack Total doses 84,82,80,511 odisha Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths sept 23 sept 24 644 417 07 539 494 06 IIT grad tops Civil Service exams E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e An entirely avoidable tragedy - Who to blame? 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. Days after terming the sand filling on Mahanadi river bed illegal, Union Minister of State for Water Resources Bisweswar Tudu on Thursday said a Central team will soon inspect the site in the city to study the adverse impact on natural course of the river and flow of water due to Baliyatra Riverfront Improvement (BARFI) project. The Union Minister, who held a high-level meeting with his department officials and a team of advocates from Cuttack at New Delhi, said the officials of Water Resources and Environment, Forest and Climate Change ministries will make an assessment on the sand filling from Jobra Barrage to Gadgadia Ghat and submit its report to the Ministry . “Though it is an affair of the Odisha government, encroachment of river bed of the interstate Mahanadi system is an important matter. Hence, the Central government will send a team for inspection of the project. Necessary action will be taken after Union Minister of State for Water Resources Bisweswar Tudu discussing with lawyers at New Delhi on Thursday | Express submission of the report by the team,” he said. Earlier, advocates led by Sishir Das and Pradip Pattnaik had submitted a petition to Tudu who visited Cuttack to participate in ‘Namami Gange’ programme organised by local BJP unit. They alleged that the State government has violated the order of the Orissa High Court by encroaching the Mahanadi river bed. Hearing a PIL, the High Court on February 27, 2012 had directed the IOCL and the government to take steps to enhance the water retaining capacity of Jobra barrage by dredging the reservoir area up to 15 ft deep from Jobra to Dhabaleswar Gada. The court had also directed to strengthen and widen the river embankment with sand and shoal besides developing the low-lying areas of the city . But violating the court order, the government has reclaimed around 600 acre of land and handed over it to IDCO by changing its kissam for BARFI project, the lawyers apprised the Union Minister.
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