sambalpur l sunday l september 26, 2021 l `12.00 l PAGES 24 l city EDITION a.p, odisha on alert ahead of cyclone gulab landfall The IMD issued an orange alert, predicting the storm would hit the coast between Vizag (AP) and Odisha on Sunday evening NDRF, SDRF teams deployed in both states Crisis management panel takes stock Three teams of NDRF and one SDRF detachment have been positioned in north coastal Andhra districts to shift 86,000 families from low-lying areas. Arrangements to mitigate Gulab’s impact were being made on a war footing in Odisha, with seven districts put on high alert. Officials said the IMD forecasts squally winds, flash floods and landslides in these areas ■ ■ An orange alert is issued by the IMD as a warning of extremely bad weather with the potential of disruption in travel with road and railway closures, and interruption of power supply The National Crisis Management Committee reviewed the measures and assured all help to the states to tackle the storm 100 kmph the predicted wind speed of gulab when it makes landfall 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 Warns against Beijing’s expansionism in Indian Ocean, Islamabad’s terror support Modi targets China, Pak at UN ‘Pak is arsonist disguising as firefighter’ P u s h k a r B a n a k a r @ New Delhi to enhance its reliability. Many questions are being Prime Minister Narendra raised with regard to the UN. Modi on Saturday made veiled The pandemic, climate change attacks on Pakistan and Chi- and more recently the Afna, saying “regressive think- g h a n i s t a n ing and extremism are one of situation has only highlighted the biggest challenges the these questions,” he said. world faces today”. In an apThe Prime Minister highparent reference to Pakistan, lighted how democracy was Modi told the 76th United Na- an important value in India tions General Assembly: and referred to his own hum“Those who employ terrorism ble beginning as a tea-seller. as a political tool must “It is because of derealise that it is a mocracy that a person Urges threat to them as well. who helped his father world to We must ensure that sell tea is addressing help Af Afghan soil is not used the UNGA for the Prime Minister fourth time. Democfor terror activities.” In a veiled attack on Narendra Modi racy can deliver, it has China, Modi said said the world delivered,” he said oceans were the life- must fulfil its and invoked Deen duty by lines of global trade. Dayal Upadhyay’s phiproviding help losophy of integral “Oceans are our shared heritage. We to the people humanism. in war-torn must use and not Modi also highlightAfghanistan abuse oceanic resourced the efforts of milwhere women, es. We must ensure lions of non-resident children and that they must be proIndians saying their minorities are tected against expancontributions had in need of help sionism,” he said and helped develop the added that the consenworld. “When Indians sus reached at the Security make progress, it gives the Council with regard to mari- world impetus to grow.” time security must show the The prime minister also reway forward. iterated India’s commitment In yet another apparent ref- to resuming vaccine exports erence to China and calling from next month. Saying that for reform of multilateral or- the pandemic had taught ganisations, the PM said the many lessons, he called for investigation into the origin the diversification of supply of the coronavirus had dam- chains. Modi also reiterated aged international organisa- India’s commitment to becomtions themselves. ing the world’s largest green P7 “The United Nations needs hydrogen hub. E XPR E SS N E WS S E RVIC E With regard to the origin of Covid or the ease of doing business rankings, the international institutions have damaged their credibility PM Narendra Modi How UN can stay relevant If the UN wants to remain relevant, it will need to improve its effectiveness and enhance its reliability, PM Narendra Modi said on Saturday ‘Come, make vax in India’ PM invited global drug makers to make vaccines in India, while reiterating that New Delhi will provide the jabs to the needy in other countries @ New Delhi India on Saturday gave a blistering retort to terror supporter Pakistan for raising the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), terming Islamabad an ‘arsonist disguising itself as the firefighter’. In his address at the 76th UNGA, Pakistan PM Imran Khan raked up the abrogation of Article 370 and the death of separatist SA Geelani. “We exercise our right of reply to one more attempt by the leader of Pakistan to tarnish the image of this august forum by bringing in matters internal to my country ,” said first secretary Sneha , Dubey. She said such statements ridden with falsehoods deserve the collective contempt of the UNGA. India reiterated that the UTs of J&K, and Ladakh were, are, and will always be, an integral part of India, including areas under the “illegal occupation of Pakistan.” Bargarh tense after 35-yr-old daily wager’s death in custody E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Bargarh NATIONWIDE sept 24 sept 25 Fresh cases 31,382 29,616 Recoveries Deaths 32,542 28,046 318 290 Jab-o-meter Take your shot September 24 64,58,806 doses September 25 71,04,051 doses Total doses: 84,89,29,160 odisha sept 24 sept 25 Fresh cases 539 602 Recoveries Deaths 494 06 601 07 WITH THIS ISSUE Motherlodes of Power PLUS 12 PAGES A 35-year-old daily wage earner’s death in police custody snowballed into a huge protest after family members ransacked the district headquarters hospital before they laid siege to the main road for hours prompting a police baton charge here on Saturday . Brother of the deceased, identified as Gobinda Kumbhar (35) of Tora area under Bargarh town police limits, even went atop a building a threatened to jump before he was persuaded against it. Gobinda died while being taken to district headquarters hospital (DHH) after he became serious in the morning hours. He was in police custody since Friday evening. The 35-year-old was involved in a scuffle case and the police took him in custody as they had information he might flee the village. However, in the morning he became ill and was taken to old DHH in Bargarh town but his condition deteriorated. He was moved to the new DHH at Khedapali where he was declared dead, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Bargarh, Dilip Chandra Bag said. Soon irate villagers of Tora alleged custodial death and ransacked the DHH at Khedapali. As tension escalated, younger brother of the deceased, Jitan Kumbhar went to terrace of the seven storey hospital building and threatened to jump demanding action against police officials. However, people convinced him and subsequently he came down. , Later, the mob came to Bargarh town and blocked the road keeping the dead body at Gandhi chowk. Then they moved to Bargarh town police station with the body but police stopped them near the SP office which led to a tussle. The situation became so chaotic that police had to resort to lathi charge to disperse the mob and seized the body from there. Gobinda’s wife Rubi Kumbhar said, police personnel came to their house and asked him to step out. “We repeatedly asked why they were taking him but they misbehaved. I resisted but they said that they were taking Gobinda for some inquiry and would release him next morning. They dragged him by his collar. They have beaten him and killed my husband,” she alleged. The couple has two children. However, police claimed that Gobinda turned serious all of a sudden while he was in the police station. He was shifted to the DHH at Khedapali but was declared dead there. will wins Tough life lessons helped them crack UPSC Motivated by family Rajesh Kumar Thakur & An u r a a g S i n g h @ Patna/Bhopal Clearing the UPSC is no mean task, for every year lakhs are called but only a few are chosen. Among the 761 who made it to the final list on Friday was Bihar’s Kishanganj native Anil Basak, who secured 45th rank in his third attempt, capping a long list of achievements that began with his becoming the first graduate from his family , and that, too, from IIT-Delhi. The son of a cloth hawker, Anil’s inspiration in moments of despair was the smiling face of his father returning home after a gruelling day at Nimishi Tripathi Anil Basak work. “I spent my childhood facing hardships. Whenever I was down, I would recall the faces of my family members,” Anil said. Similar was the case with Nimishi Tripathi who had seen her father toil for paltry pay as a forest guard in Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa district. Nimishi is a product of Delhi University from where Legislature needs to revisit laws, reform them to suit needs of people: CJI Ramana Anil Basak’s family lives in a rented house at Kishanganj. Anil said it was his parent’s struggles that kept him motivated. After school, he went to Kota for coaching and successfully cracked the IITJEE. He studied civil engineering at IIT Delhi but he continued preparing for the civil services examination she did her BSc (Maths). “Despite being frequently transferred, my father ensured my mother, younger sister and I remained in Sanawad (Khargone) such that our studies were not affected. Right from childhood my father talked about how a collector could change a district. That why I wanted to become a civil servant,” she said. Anil or Nimishi are not isolated cases but representatives of how indomitable will surmounts all hurdles. If Nimishi thanks her father’s backing for her 622nd rank, Bihar’s Nawada native Niranjan Kumar, too, has his tobacco seller father for the 535th rank he secured in the elite services list. Chief Justice of India NV Ramana going around the new building of Odisha State Legal Services Authority after its inauguration at Cuttack on Saturday. E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Cuttack Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Saturday called for drastic alteration to the legal framework to make the justice delivery mechanism people friendly and suitable for the practical realities of Indian society . “The legislature needs to revisit the laws and reform them to suit the needs of time and people,” he said after inaugurating the new building of the Odisha State Legal Services Authority (OSLSA) here. The constitutional aspirations will never be achieved until the most vulnerable sections can enforce their rights, he stressed. “I emphasise, our laws must match with our practical realities. The executive has to match these efforts by way of simplifying the rules. Most importantly the executive and the , legislature should function in uni- son in realising the constitutional aspirations,” he said. “But the challenges of accessing justice gets magnified in states which pose significant hurdles like regional and economic disparity, particularly in the state of Odisha. As per the last census, 83.3 per cent of the people are living in the rural areas and are often excluded from the formal justice system,” he added. The CJI said the Indian judiciary system is faced with the twin challenges of Indianisation of judicial system and enabling people to decode the justice delivery system by raising awareness. Even after 74 years of independence, traditional and agrarian societies which have been following customary ways of life still feel hesitant to approach the courts. The practices, procedures, language and everything of the courts feel alien to them. “Between the complex language of the acts and process of justice delivery the common man seems , to lose control over the fate of his grievance. Often in his trajectory the , justice seeker feels like an outsider to the system,” he stated. While observing that the legal system often fails to take into consideration the social realities and implications he said, our system is designed in such a way that by the time all the facts and law are churned in the court of law much gets lost in the CONTINUED ON: P5 process.
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