MASSING OF RUSSIAN TROOPS AROUND UKRAINE WAR CLOUDS GATHER RUSSIA UK starts pulling out embassy staff from Ukraine, US directs relatives of mission staffers to leave NATO rushes additional ships and fighter jets to eastern Europe Kyiv Luhansk UKRAINE Ireland says it won't allow Russia's upcoming war games off its coast Donetsk Newly arrived units * Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 ■ BENGALURU TUESDAY JANUARY 25, 2022 `9.00 PAGES 22 LATE CITY EDITION Crimea* TROOPS 6,000 4,000 1,000 Russia, however, maintains it has no intention to invade Ukraine P12 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 R A M SA H GA L @ Mumbai INVESTORS in Indian stockmarkets lost a whopping `9.07 lakh crore on Monday as key indices fell for the fifth straight day in tandem with the meltdown in global shares. The Sensex slipped 1545.67 points or 2.6% to end at 57491.51 points on Monday, while the broader Nifty shed 468 points to close at 17149.10, led by foreign institutional investors selling `3,752 crore worth of shares Young achievers Bal Puraskar awardees from south Telukunta Virat Chandra Banita Dash Young scientist Mountaineer Aswatha Biju Palaeontologist Remona Evette Pereira Deviprasad Ace dancer Syed Fateen Ahmed Mridangam exponent Pianist and domestic investors buying just `75 crore of shares. Some buying at the lows helped the Sensex to close 507 points above the day’s low while the Nifty closed 151 points above its intraday low. Such was the ferocity of the fall that all of the Sensex’s 30 constituents ended in the red and just two of the Nifty 50 shares closed in the green. The FIIs have sold shares worth `12,543 crore in the calendar year to date and `42,534 EXPRESS READ Home isolation cases don’t need -ve report Bengaluru: A discharge summary or Covid-19 negative test report is not needed for all those who are out of home isolation after seven days, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahangara Palike Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta said on Monday. P3 B’luru airport records highest cargo handling Bengaluru: Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport has recorded highest-ever cargo tonnage in 2021. It has processed 406,688 metric tonnes, seeing a growth of 28.6% over 2020. P2 NATIONWIDE JAN 23 JAN 24 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths Gurugu Himapriya Bravery Vishalini N C Page 9 Young patent holder 3,33,533 3,06,064 2,59,168 2,43,495 525 439 KARNATAKA JAN 23 JAN 24 Fresh cases 50,210 46,426 Recoveries 22,842 41,703 Deaths 19 32 JAB-O-METER TAKE YOUR SHOT January 23 27,56,364 doses January 24 49,52,290 doses TOTAL DOSES 1,62,77,06,092 62000 61000 61308.91 60754.86 60098.82 59464.62 59037.18 60000 59000 CRASH COURSE SENSEX 58000 57000 57491.51 56000 55000 17 Jan 18 Jan 19 Jan 20 Jan 21 Jan 24 Jan crore in the fiscal year so far. Relentless selling by foreign portfolio investors amid a rise in global inflationary expectations and fears of a rate hike by the US Fed is behind the 1200plus fall in the Nifty since January 17. The combined loss of investors over the past five days is a massive `19.5 lakh crore. Global markets are likely to remain choppy this week in view of rising geopolitical tensions between Russia and USled Nato over Ukraine. Bommai appoints dist ministers, keeps B’luru D E VA R A J B H I R E H A L L I @ Bengaluru WEIGHING the pros and cons, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday appointed district in-charge ministers but kept Bengaluru city for himself ahead of the BBMP polls, likely after April. Bommai has made the appointments nearly six months after assuming charge as chief minister. He is likely to keep the momentum going with several similar exercises, but in consultation with the party’s central leadership, sources said. The ministers have not been given charge of their home districts in what is regarded as a strategic move to curb bickering within the party locally. It is also said that it is to check some min- isters from switching parties ahead of the 2023 Assembly polls and not to allow them to build a clout of their own on their home turfs. Interestingly Revenue Min, ister R Ashoka and Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhu Swamy have been ignored. While Ashoka’s exclusion has raised many eyebrows, Madhu Swamy’s soured relations with Tumakuru leaders, including Lok Sabha member GS Basavaraju, proved costly for him, sources said. A video of Basavaraju whispering to Urban Development Minister Byrathi Basavaraj that “if Madhu Swamy continued as district minister, BJP will not win even a single seat in the district” went viral and reached the party high command as P4 well, the sources said. report to be released with tiger census B OS K Y K H A N N A @ Bengaluru THE tiger census, which is going on in Karnataka since Saturday, is crucial as it will not only indicate the population of the national animal and conservation efforts, but also present an assessment of mega herbivores. Apart from the tiger numbers this time, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change will also release a report on the estimate of elephant and for the first R CEN time of Indian GE S gaur (bison) I populations. Herbivores, especially gaurs, play a crucial role in tiger assessment. A forest department official said that gaurs are a prime prey for tigers and their population estimation gives an indication of the tiger population and vegetation. The forest habitat, vegetation and conservation measures can be assessed by knowing gaur population, he added. “Three years ago, the population of gaurs was on the rise and healthy herds with aggressive bulls and young calves could be sighted. It was a good sign as sighting a gaur had become a matter of chance till P5 then,” he said. US are Yadavs. However, the party treaded cautiously in signalUNDER attack from the ruling ling the minority vote bank and BJP for distributing party tick- drawing Dalits by giving both ets ‘under the table’ but not Muslims and SCs a respectable making the names public, the chunk of 31 (19.5%) and 29 Samajwadi Party on Monday (18.23%) seats, respectively Be. released a list of 159 candidates sides, nine Brahmins and Banifor the first three phases of yas each as also seven Thakurs polls in Uttar Pradesh on Feb- have been fielded. ruary 10, 14 and 20. One name that stands out in As expected, party chief the list is of Umar Ali, the sonAkhilesh Yadav is the in-law of Maulana NDA’s first candidate from Karhal Ahmed Bukhari, the Muslim in Mainpuri district. Shahi Imam of Jama nominee While sitting MLA NaMasjid in Delhi. Umar hid Hasan has been rewill contest from BeApna Dal’s nominated from Kai- Haider Ali Khan hat on the SP ticket. rana, the SP’s Rampur (32) became the The other big name is MP Azam Khan has Shivpal Yadav, uncle first Muslim been fielded from his candidate fielded of Akhilesh and chief pocket borough of by the NDA in the of Pragatisheel SamaRampur. Both Hasan UP polls. He hails jwadi Party-Lohia. and Azam Khan are in from the Rampur Shivpal will contest different jails. royal family that from his traditional The par ty ag ain seat and Yadav family is a with the fielded Azam Khan’s Congress. He got bastion Jaswantnagar son Abdullah Azam a Congress ticket in Etawah district on from Suar in Rampur. but defected to the SP symbol. Abdullah’s election The party has acApna Dal | P10 was declared null and commodated 18 turnvoid by the Allahabad coats — 7 from BJP, 9 High Court in the previous As- from BSP and 2 from Congress. sembly (2017) on charges of BJP defector Dharam Singh forging age documents. Saini has been fielded from NaHaving woven a bouquet of kur though the import from alliances with smaller OBC Congress, Imran Masood, badly outfits for the first time to woo wanted it. They have since the non-Yadav OBCs, the SP patched up. Another BJP defecwalked the talk by giving them tor Swami Prasad Maurya 48 seats (30%). Interestingly, failed to get a seat for his son just 15 (9.43%) in the list of 159 Utkrisht from Unchahar. N A M I TA B A J PA I @ Lucknow Black Monday wipes out `9 lakh cr investor wealth Herbivore T Just 9.4% seats to Yadavs in SP’s first list for UP STATUS CHECK
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