Sensex crosses 60,000 National monetisation pipeline plan announced Over 2.5 crore vaccinations completed in a Day Sensex at Mt 50,000 May 26,2014: Narendra Modi becomes prime minister Sensex crosses 30,000 Covid 19 vaccine approved for use Oct 29, 2007: Scales 20,000 Kargil War. NDA wins with Atal Bihari Vajpayee is Prime Minister Blasts in Mumbai and BSE building 1992: The Big Bull Harshad Mehta scam leads to crash July 25, 1990: Hits 1,000 NDA wins 2nd term. Corporate tax cut Feb 6, 2006: Touches 10,000 Technology Boom. Sensex crosses 5,000 Ketan Parekh scam, Gujarat earthquake Scam: PNB, Crisis: IL&FS UPA wins, Manmohan Singh is PM GST is implemented Scams: Commonwealth Games, 2G telecom ripoff Demonetisation has gained The index25.75% this 12,297.14 points or year 60,000 Both the 50,000 and in 2021, levels were breached showing the resilience of the market after the pandemictriggered crash in March 2020 2008: Market slumps due to Satyam scam 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 Jan 2, 1986: Sensex goes live with a base of 100 1981 Here is how the market worm moved, taking breathtaking leaps despite the economy taking its time to find its feet. A look at the historic landmarks it crossed in the process over the years 1991: Index rallies after then finance minister Manmohan Singh liberalises economy 1980 Sensex at Mt 60,000 Covid 19 triggers crash UPS wins 2nd Term bhubaneswar l Saturday l september 25, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 12 l late city EDITION Rollout of vaccination programme. 43 Cr doses administered Sensex at 40,000 months to reach Eight the 50,000-mark60,000 from 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 Af, Covid & climate Journo dead, jawan missing focus of Modi-Biden in botched jumbo rescue ops talks, Quad summit E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Bhubaneswar P u s h k a r B ana k a r @ New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden on Friday held their first bilateral meeting in Washington where they agreed to fight challenges like Covid and climate change together while strengthening mutual ties. In his opening remarks, Biden recalled his Mumbai visit in his capacity of US vice-president and said that ties between the US and India are destined to grow. “We must take on challenges like Covid and climate change together,” he said. Both invoked Mahatma Gandhi and his values of non-violence. Biden is the third US President since 2014 to hold a bilateral meeting with Modi. Modi said Biden’s presidency will sow the seeds for better bilateral ties and also for all democracies across the world. “You have taken unique initiatives since you assumed office with regard to Covid, climate change and Quad. We will work together on these issues, which will benefit not only our countries but the entire world,” Modi told his host. Modi said technology would be a significant player in the coming decade across the world. “Technology will be used for betterment of humanity and will provide tremendous opportunities,” he said and added that trade will also continue to play an important part in bilateral relations. In the delegation-level talks, the two leaders discussed cooperation in various sectors like trade, defence and security, including matters of regional and global importance, like the Afghan situation. US President Joe Biden welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi at White House on Friday | PTI At the Quad summit that followed, Modi said its vaccine initiative would greatly help the countries of the Indo-Pacific. Modi, along with Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, participated in the first-ever in-person Quad leaders’ summit in New York. “Be it Covid, security or technology, the Quad will work together and will be a force for global good,” Modi said. Biden announced Quad scholarships where 25 students from each member country would be able to pursue master’s degrees in prestigious US universities. Morrison said Australia believes in a free and open Indo-Pacific while Suga pressed the US to lift restrictions on the import of Japanese products like rice. 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 high current of the water. Arindam Das was pulled out of the river but could not survive. He was announced re- Doctors tried to revive him (Arindam) for more than an hour but couldn’t. One of the four other ODRAF personnel and video journalist Sinha are in critical condition Bhubanananda Maharana, Hospital Emergency Officer ceived 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. 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 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 sept 23 sept 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 Nine from Odisha crack UPSC exams 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 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. Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 31,923 31,990 282 31,382 32,542 318 Jab-o-meter Take your shot Sept 23 65,26,432 doses Sept 24 64,58,806 doses 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 @ 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 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. An entirely avoidable tragedy - Who to blame! hibitory orders under Section 144 under CrPC and banishing entry of people from Arindam Das should not Barang and Athagarh side have died. Not in Mahanadi would have given the young river and not as part of the jumbo safe passage. Crowd so-called “rescue operation” control was key but that was to drive an elephant out of not thought of by the the swirling waters where it administration. To save the jumbo, the opwas stuck. Family of Sitaram Mur- tion of shutting down the mu, the Odisha Disaster barrage gates could have Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) been used. That would have jawan who is missing for kept the jumbo afloat helpover 15 hours, did not de- ing it to swim. It was not exserve the pain and anxiety ercised either. Besides, there was simply even as search parties were called back after evening very little logic behind a team driving a jumbo and rains came in. Elephants are using an inflated boat smart swimmers. with a mega phone They do not need hufrom a river. With man help to cross a strong current of wariver. Other members ter just near the dropof the same herd that down, using the boat was spotted in Mahato nudge the jumbo nadi on Friday mornout of its place made Arindam Das ing swam their way little sense. Hundreds from Athagarh forof people on that ests towards Chandaka. The bridge hours on end lending one which got ‘trapped” to the chaos only added to the would eventually have moved stress of forest and police out once all cacophony staff as well as the animal. It around the operation had was bad call from all sides. The big question is who died or after sundown. That’s the ideal scenario and any requisitioned the ODRAF forest officer would say that. team? State Police said, the All that the rescue opera- Forest department placed the requisition. The Forest tion required at that point of time was clearing Mundali department sources say Bridge – that connects Bhu- they did not. The poser rebaneswar to Cuttack – of all mains unanswered because the traffic, hundreds of on- that eventually proved dislookers and mobile phone astrous for the entire operaenthusiasts, and wait pa- tion which could have been carried out without much tiently Clear demarcation of . CONTINUED ON: P5 an area, imposition of pro- ado. E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Bhubaneswar 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 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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