BENGALURU SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2021 `12.00 PAGES 26 LATE 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 PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday made veiled attacks on Pakistan and China, saying “regressive thinking and extremism are one of the biggest challenges the world faces today”. In an apparent reference to Pakistan, Modi told the 76th United Nations General Assembly: “Those who employ terrorism as a political tool must realise that it is a threat to them as well. We must ensure that Afghan soil is not used for terror activities.” In a veiled attack on China, Modi said oceans were the lifelines of global trade. “Oceans are our shared heritage. We must use and not abuse oceanic resources. We must ensure that they must be protected against expansionism,” he said and added that the consensus reached at the Security Urges world Council with regard to maritime security to help Af must show the way forward. Prime Minister In yet another apparent reference to ChiNarendra Modi na and calling for reform of multilateral said the world organisations, the PM said the investigamust fulfil its tion into the origin of the coronavirus had duty by providing damaged international organisations help to the themselves. people in war“The United Nations needs to enhance its torn Afghanistan reliability Many questions are being raised . where women, with regard to the UN. The pandemic, clichildren and mate change and more recently the Afghanminorities are in istan situation has only highlighted these need of help questions,” he said. The Prime Minister highlighted how democracy was an important value in India and referred to his own humble beginning as a tea-seller. “It is because of democracy that a person who helped his father sell tea is addressing the UNGA for the fourth time. Democracy can deliver, it has delivered,” he said and invoked Deen Dayal Upadhyay’s philosophy of integral humanism. The Prime Minister also reiterated India’s commitment to resuming vaccine exports from next month. Saying that the pandemic had taught many lessons, he called for the diversifiP9 cation of supply chains. State services in poor health: School, police HQs turn PHCs WITH THIS ISSUE MOTHERLODES OF POWER PLUS 12 PAGES E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Bengaluru E N S @ New Delhi 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’ The 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 INDIA on Saturday gave a blistering retort to terror supporter Pakistan for raising the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly, terming Islamabad an ‘arsonist disguising itself as the firefighter’. At the 76th UNGA, Pakistan PM Imran Khan raked up the abrogation of Art 370 and 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 sec, retary Sneha Dubey She said . such statements ridden with falsehoods deserve the collective contempt of the UNGA. I ndia reiterated that J&K and Ladakh were an integral part of India, including areas under the “illegal occupation of Pakistan.” TRUE GRIT P2 KARNATAKA SEPT 24 SEPT 25 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 789 787 1,050 23 775 11 A primary health centre run from a school at a village in Mandya district, the pathetic condition of centres situated at police headquarters in different parts of Karnataka and rented buildings accommodating these healthcare facilities are some of the important observations made by member-secretaries of District Legal Services Authorities (DLSAs) during their visit to 100 PHCs recently . A report, prepared by DLSAs and submitted by the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority (KSLSA) to the Karnataka High Court, pointed out that of the 100 PHCs, six are ‘bad’, six ‘very good’, 67 ‘good’ and 22 ‘average’. The PHC at Shankarapura village of Mandya district is run from two classrooms of a school. The condition of the building and ambience is not right for the centre, the member secretaries stated. Three PHCs are being run in a rented building, while four centres are located at police headquarters in Dharwad, Doora village in Mysuru, Bellavi in Tumakuru and Hiremagaluru in Chikkamagaluru are in a dilapidated condition and require immediate attention, they stated. The teams, which also visited one Community Health Centre, revealed that many PHCs are not complying with the Indian Public Health Standards and also lacked basic cleanliP7 ness and hygiene. Tough life lessons helped them crack UPSC RAJESH KUMAR THAKUR & A N 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. Nimishi Tripathi Anil Basak 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 work. “I spent my childhood fac- ing 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 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 P10 studies were not affected.
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