bhubaneswar l saturday l january 22, 2022 l `9.00 l PAGES 12 l late city EDITION Flyers can carry just one hand bag, says regulator The restriction for domestic air passengers is aimed at reducing the burden of security screening to ease congestion and delays Enforce rule strictly, cisf tells airlines Ladies’ bag, laptop bag allowed Following a directive by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, the regulatory authority for civil aviation security in India, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has asked the aviation authorities to implement the ‘One Hand Bag’ rule strictly. The decision was taken after it was found that passengers carrying multiple handbags were taking more time to clear security screening ■ ■ The CISF, which guards airports in the country, has asked all airlines to sensitise passengers about the rule by displaying the information prominently at vantage points at airports and including it on boarding passes as well as tickets Ladies’ hand bag and laptop bag are exempt from the rule 7 kg Maximum allowed weight of the cabin bag that a flyer can carry in a flight CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOgGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI Priyanka Cong face in UP polls E x p r e s s N e w s S e r v i c e @ New Delhi Express News S ervice @ New Delhi Cong Youth Manifesto Ending reticence, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday pitched herself as the party’s chief ministerial face in Uttar Pradesh though she was non-committal on contesting the forthcoming state elections. Responding to a question on the party’s CM candidate during the launch of the Congress Youth Manifesto for UP she said: “Aapko kisi aur , ka chehra dikh raha hai Congress party ki taraf se? To phir? Dikh tho raha hai na sab jagah mera chehra.” (Can you see the face of any other Congress leader? It’s mine alone that is being seen everywhere in UP). That was a brave statement, considering the party is a marginal player in UP that is set to witness a straight fight between the BJP and the SP in most seats. She had refused to project herself as the CM face during the 2017 UP polls after which the party forced Sheila Dikshit to take up that role. As for entering the poll fray Priyanka parried, , saying: “When it is decided, you will get to know. We haven’t made a decision yet.” She, however, said her party would be open to a post-poll Opposition alliance in event of a fractured mandate. “If such circumstances arise and in the event that they do, we would be open to considering that,” she said. Explaining the party’s experiments in UP, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said: “If you want to propose a new vision to India, you have to start at UP .” Netaji’s statue at India Gate, eternal flame shifted to Natl War Memorial Promises to.provide 20 lakh jobs A grand statue of iconic freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be installed at India Gate to commemorate his 125th birth anniversary, (Top) Air Marshal B R Krishna, Chief of Integrated Prime Minister Narendra Defence Staff, merging the Amar Jawan Jyoti flame Modi said on Friday. with the one at National War Memorial in New “This would be a symbol of Delhi; and (left) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s India’s indebtedness to him,” statue will be installed at India Gate | PTI Modi tweeted. The statue, made of granite, will be installed unFurore over putting out flame der the canopy next to the India The Congress on Friday accused the Centre Gate. The canopy used to have a of “removing history” by extinguishing the statue of King George V which , Amar Jawan Jyoti. However, government was removed in 1968. sources said there is a lot of misinformation Till the statue is completed, a on the matter and said the Amar Jawan 28-ft long, 6-ft wide hologram Jyoti was not extinguished but merged with statue would be present at the the flame at the National War Memorial P7 spot, which the PM will unveil Filling up 1.5 lakh vacant teacher posts in the primary education sector Filling up 1 lakh vacant posts of principals Hiring to fill 38,000 vacant teacher posts in the secondary education sector Hiring 6,000 doctors to fill vacancies in state govt hospitals Filling up 1.15 lakh vacant posts in the UP Police New scheme to provide collateral free credit up to L5 lakh for entrepreneurs below 30 years of age D i a n a S a h u @ Bhubaneswar Odisha has a reason to cheer. The statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose to be installed at the India Gate under the grand canopy will be created by emi, nent Odia sculptor Adwaita Gadanayak, the Director-General of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) under the H e m a n t K u m a r R o u t @ Bhubaneswar Pak-based YouTube channels, sites blocked New Delhi: Continuing its crackdown on Pakistan-based digital channels, portals, and social media handles running anti-India remarks and spreading fake news, the I&B Ministry has ordered blocking of 35 YouTube channels and two websites. The blocked channels had over 1.20 crore subscribers. The videos had over 130 crore views, said Secretary I&B Apurva Chandra | P7 Bodies of Indians killed in UAE reach Punjab Chandigarh: The mortal remains of the two Indian nationals who were killed in a drone attack in Abu Dhabi on January 17 reached Punjab on Friday. Hardev Singh (35) from Moga and Hardeep Singh (28) from Amritsar were killed along with Pakistani national Mamoor Khan — all three employees of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company — in the blast | P7 Jab-o-meter Take your shot January 20 60,79,373 doses January 21 58,37,209 doses Total doses: 1,61,05,63,199 NATIONWIDE Jan 20 Jan 21 Fresh cases 3,17,532 3,47,254 Recoveries 2,23,990 2,51,777 Deaths 491 703 odisha Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths Jan 20 Jan 21 10,368 9,833 8,471 10,390 07 06 full military honours,” read a defence ministry statement. Amar Jawan Jyoti was inaugurated on January 26, 1972 to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in 1971 and as a tribute to the soldiers who laid down their lives. The 42-mtrhigh India Gate War Memorial Arch was built in honour of over 80,000 soldiers who died in World War-I (1914-1918) and the Third Anglo-Afghan War (1919). India Gate was built in 1931 and remains a memorial to the soldiers from India who died in action. The National War Memorial was inaugurated in February 2019 in honour of soldiers who have made the supreme sacrifice to defend the sovereignty and integrity of the country . Eminent Odia sculptor Adwaita Gadanayak to carve statue Ministry of Culture. Speaking to The New Indian Express after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on Friday Gadanayak said , that Netaji’s statue will be 28-feet-high and would be carved in jet black granite. The eminent sculptor is known for creating larger than life sculptures both in India and abroad and New SARS-CoV-2 variants can be predicted early, claims study express read on Sunday. The installation of Bose’s statue will be part of the year-long celebrations to mark his 125th birth anniversary the , PMO said in a statement. While most Opposition parties welcomed the decision, the Trinamool Congress alleged it was to blunt the criticism arising from the Centre’s rejection of Bengal’s tableau on Bose for the Republic Day parade. The announcement also came on a day the flame at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate was merged with the immortal flame at the National War Memorial. “In a befitting military ceremony the flame at Amar Ja, wan Jyoti was merged on Friday with the eternal flame at National War Memorial with Amid the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, a recent study has claimed that the future variants of SARS-CoV-2 virus can be predicted early for actionable interventions. In a first ever study in the country and a much-needed breakthrough, scientists analysing genomes have found out how the virus evolves with new mutations within a host and new lineages are generated. The researchers from six prominent institutes, including Bhubaneswarbased Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), claimed the new mutated variants can be predicted through the analysis of intra-host single nucleotide variations (iSNVs) in the SARS-CoV-2 genome few months before their actual spread. They accessed samples of Covid-19 diagnosed patients sequenced during two different periods of the pandemic. In phase I, they analysed 1,347 samples collected by June 2020 from China, Germany, Malaysia, UK, US and different regions of India to perceive a genome-wide iSNV map in SARS-CoV-2 infected populations. They observed 16,410 iSNV sites spanning the viral genome, including residues that defined the B.1 and B.6 lineages that were prominent in the samples before June 2020. In phase II, analysis of another set of 1,774 genomes sequenced in India between November 2020 and May 2021 revealed that majority of the Delta (B.1.617.2) and Kappa (B.1.617.1) lineages appeared as iSNVs before getting fixed as variants of concern (VOCs) in the CONTINUED ON: P5 population. has worked with black granite all through his career. The NGMA had earlier sent a six-ft-high model of Netaji’s sculpture to the Prime Minister who approved it. “Since Netaji was a very strong character, we thought of granite as a medium to sculpt his stat- ue because it is an extremely hard stone. Besides, we associate the energy of black colour with deities like Goddess Mahakali and Lord Krishna. Hence, jet black granite was a perfect choice for Netaji’s statue and we are happy that the Prime Minister liked it,” said the sculptor who created the National Police Memorial in New Delhi in 2018. The most important aspect of the project, he said, is finding the right stone. “We will bring the granite stone block from Khammam district in Telangana. It is the same spot from where the stone for the National Police Memorial was brought,” CONTINUED ON: P5 he said.
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