KANNUR l Sunday l may 15, 2022 l `12.00 l PAGES 24 l city edition NO GOALS TO SHOW UNTIL HALF-TIME IN FA CUP FINAL Liverpool and Chelsea were on level ground with the score locked at 0-0 after first period of 45 minutes chances for both teams salah injury a blow for liverpool It was Liverpool who started on a bright note, creating some good chances in the opening few minutes. However, the Reds were unable to convert them. Chelsea grew into the match as the game wore on and had some solid chances of their own. However, like their opponents, they were unable to find that crucial touch at the need of hour ■ Mohamed Salah went off injured in the 33rd minute. The Premier League’s top scorer went down with no other players around him. ■ Liverpool will hope for Salah to recover for Champions League final against Real Madrid on May 28. Coming into this game, they had an outside chance to win an unprecedented quadruple 1871-72 year FA CUP was first played. It’s the oldest football meet in the world 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 BJP’s blundering Biplab out, Saha to be Tripura CM Major shake-up barely months away from state polls; successor is state party chief P r a s a n ta M a z u m d a r @ Guwahati Tripura BJP chief and Rajya Sabha MP Manik Saha will be the state’s next chief minister. He was elected the BJP legislature party leader on Saturday hours after Biplab , Kumar Deb’s resignation from the post. The shake-up comes months ahead of assembly elections in the state. Saha, 67, took over as the state BJP chief last year and is a confidant of Deb.BJP sources said some ministers and party MLAs had been livid with Deb for the past two years for his alleged autocratic style of functioning. The problem started in 2019 when he sacked health minister Sudip Roy Barman. Barman was the first to revolt along with 8-10 MLAs. They had met the party’s central leaders to complain against Deb. Later, three MLAs ditched BJP with Barman going to Congress from where he had started his political career. During his first two years as CM, Deb had embarrassed BJP with his bizarre remarks. In 2018, he set tongues wagging by claiming that Internet and satellite existed since the time of the Mahabharata and that ducks raise the oxygen level in water bodies when they swim. He had also said only civil engineers should sit for civil services exams. @ New Delhi Amid concerns of lower-thanexpected production, the gover nment on Saturday announced a total ban on wheat export with immediate effect. It drew criticism from G7 nations, which said the global WITH THIS ISSUE Southywood Slam! PLUS 12 PAGES Cong’s social re-engineering with 50% posts to minorities S h a h i d F a r i d i @ Udaipur The Congress has decided to undertake a major social re-engineering by reserving 50% of party posts for SCs, STs, OBCs and minorities, and demanding a nationwide caste-based census. It also sought reservation in private sector for SCs, STs and OBCs, and quota for SC and ST women in the Women’s Reservation Bill. The proposal has been made by the party’s panel on social justice and empowerment. It would be placed for approval at the Congress Working Committee that is scheduled to meet here on Sunday . The party has also decided to set up a social justice advisory council for the Congress president. It would examine issues of weaker groups and give recommendations to the party president. Social justice committee member Kumari Selja said the political landscape in India has changed and the party needs to change accordingly Member K Raju . said they have to include in decision-making all sections that have so far been unrepresented.” P7 food situation would worsen if each country starts imposing export curbs. Justifying its decision, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said it is prohibiting exports of wheat “to manage the overall food security of the country and to support If r a h Muf t i @ New Delhi A day after a devastating fire at a three-storey building in west Delhi’s Mundka killed at least 27 people, the authorities were back to blaming familiar culprits – the building had no fire safety certificate, it had single entrance and exit gates and it had no design clearance from civic authorities. At least 32 people, most of them women, are missing, fire officials said. Rescue operations concluded on Saturday morning. EXPRESS READ Manik Saha BJP’s Game of musical chairs Anandiben Patel steps down as Gujarat CM in 2016, one year before state elections Successor Vijay Rupani quits in 2021, replaced by Bhupendra Patel before Gujarat polls that is due this year-end Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa forced to quit in 2021; Bommai successor; state polls due in mid-2023 Wheat export banned to contain inflation E x p r e ss N e w s S e r v i c e Women among 32 still missing in Mundka fire the needs of neighbouring and other vulnerable nations.” Commerce secretary B V R Subramanian said the decision also comes in the wake of rising inflationary pressure in the country. India exported 7.2 million tonne wheat in 2021-22. Samastha divided over ‘women in public’ Kozhikode: Difference of views has come to fore in Samastha Kerala Jam-Iyyathul Ulema over women’s appearance in public. While president claims Malappuram issue is isolated, secretary says prohibiting women’s entry into public spaces is the known stand of the Sunni scholars’ body. Gokulam retain title Kolkata: Gokulam Kerala FC made history by becoming the first team in I-League era to defend its title by defeating Mohammedan Sporting 2-1 in Kolkata on Sunday. Diverting trade “It is a balanced order...please interpret it not as ban but as an order that diverts trade to the needy, poor and vulnerable,” said commerce secretary B V R Subramanian. Rescue work progressing at the building that caught fire in Mundka | Parveen Negi Sources said the building was supposed to be residential, but was functioning as a space for offices, factory and godowns. Fire extinguishers and safety alarms were absent.Survivors recalled how they were trapped in a room full of smoke. They used tables to break windowpanes and arranged makeshift ropes. Bodies of seven have been identified on Saturday Fire of. ficials said the toll is expected to rise. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said he has ordered a judicial probe. Rain continues, alert issued in 11 dists E x p r e ss N e w s S e r v i c e @T’Puram The government has decided to strengthen precautionary measures in view of the downpour since Saturday and the alerts issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in various districts. The IMD has issued orange and yellow alerts for all districts barring Kannur, Kasaragod and Palakkad until Wednesday The orange alert has been . issued in southern districts where rainfall between 6cm and 20cm is expected till Monday . In a high-level meeting he chaired in the evening to review the preparedness of vari- ous departments, Chief Secretary V P Joy asked collectors of eight districts where heavy rain is expected to strengthen preventive steps. Joy said a mechanism for issuing alerts should be arranged in disaster-prone areas. He also said steps should be taken to shift people living in areas facing landslide or flood threat. Camps should be opened if necessary and food and water supply ensured there. Earlier, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had called for vigil among people living in disaster-prone areas in the state that have been witnessing rain for the past few days. Vehicles caught in the rain that pounded the capital on Saturday | Vincent Pulickal Entry banned Forest department has banned visitors’ entry to Ponmudi, Kallar, Mankayam, Neyyar, Kottur and Peppara eco-tourism centres. Orange alert in southern districts where rain between 6cm and 20cm expected till Monday
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