Manchester City’s German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s third goal | AFP BENGALURU MONDAY MAY 23, 2022 `9.00 PAGES 16 LATE CITY EDITION MAN CITY CHAMPIONS, NO QUADRUPLE FOR LIVERPOOL Man City showed the heart of champions to post a ﬁghting win on Sunday, denying their rivals the top prize by one point INCREDIBLE COMEBACK TO SEAL TITLE Man City were in a precarious position at one stage, tailing by two goals until the 76th minute. However, they mounted an incredible comeback, netting three goals within the space of six minutes to take the lead and clinch the title. Substitute Ilkay Gundogan was the hero of the match with two goals. Liverpool beat Wolves 3-1 but that was not enough ■ 93 DOMINANT RUN: FOURTH IN FIVE YEARS ■ This is Manchester City’s fourth Premier League title in five years Sunday’s title for City means Liverpool are out of the running for the quadruple — four major titles in a season. Liverpool had already won two and were in the running for two more (Premier League & Champions League) until Sunday’s matches | P11 TOTAL POINTS CITY GARNERED IN THE SEASON. LIVERPOOL HIT 92 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 Karthik, Umran set for SA test With the T20 World Cup in Australia coming up in October 2022, the next few months are crucial in understanding how India are going to approach the global event. As the squad for the T20Is against South Africa was named, a look at the key talking points… NEWCOMER Having rattled enough batters across teams in the IPL, Jammu & Kashmir pacer Umran Malik and Punjab’s Arshdeep Singh have earned their maiden call-up to the Indian T20I side. While Umran made a name for himself with his express pace, sharp bouncers and yorkers at SRH (21 wickets till Sunday), Arshdeep, the 2018 U-19 World Cup winner, has been the standout performer (10 scalps at 7.7 RPO) for PBKS COMEBACK MEN As expected, Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya made their way back to the team after some impressive performances in the ongoing IPL. While Hardik led Gujarat Titans from the front as they finished at the top of the points table in the league stage, with 287 runs at a strike rate of 191.33, Karthik has literally smashed his way into the squad Major misses Among those who were part of T20I series against Sri Lanka and were expected to retain their place, Sanju Samson has been left out. In the two innings he batted against Sri Lanka, Samson made 57 runs at a 154.05 SR. In IPL 2022, too, Rahul Tripathi (413 runs at 158.23 SR) is the only Indian to have scored more runs at a better SR than Samson (374 runs at 147.24 SR) P11 K’taka gets highest FDI inflow of 53% into software, hardware sector E X P R E SS N E WS S E R V I C E @ Bengaluru IN A big boost to the state’s image, Karnataka received 53 per cent of the total foreign direct investment (FDI) that came into the country in the computer hardware and software sector. The share for the automobile sector was 12%. A statement from the Union Commerce Ministry, Karnataka edged past Delhi and Maharashtra, registering a total FDI inflow of 38 per cent. Maharashtra reported 26%, while Delhi registered 14%, it added. This encouraging bit of news came at a time when Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai was leaving for Davos to take part in the World Economic Forum. Bommai earlier Tweeted, “India has reported the highest foreign direct investment (FDI Inflow) to the tune of $83.57 billion for the financial year 2021-22. In the computer hardware and software sector, Karnataka bagged the highest share of the FDI inflow (53%) followed by Delhi & Maharashtra (17% Each).” We will consider cutting fuel taxes, says Bommai CM’s statement a day after Union govt slashes excise duty on fuel E X P R E SS N E WS S E R V I C E @ Bengaluru FUEL prices in Karnataka are set to fall again. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday said his government is considering further cutting taxes on fuels, a day after the Union government announced its decision to reduce excise duty on petrol and diesel. Bommai, who has since left for Davos to participate in the World Economic Forum, said, “The decision to cut fuel costs came on Saturday night. Let’s see, we will consider it,” Bommai told reporters in response to a query on any decision from the state government to further reduce petrol and diesel rates following the Centre’s decision. Last month, Bommai was noncommittal on the state government cutting fuel taxes and had maintained that a decision will be taken after looking at the economy of the state. In November 2021, the state government cut sales tax on petrol from 35 per cent to 25.9 per cent and on diesel from 24 per cent to 14.34 per cent, which resulted in the petrol price reducing by `13.30 per litre and diesel by `19.47 per litre. Modi-Biden meet on cards at Quad Summit Y E S H I S E L I @ New Delhi PRIME Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden will have a bilateral meeting in Tokyo on the sidelines of the Quad Summit, both sides confirmed on Sunday . “In addition to the Quad, Biden will have a distinct bilat- Rain damage: 8 ministers to head task force EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Bengaluru TWO days after Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced the setting up of a special task force to monitor development works and to deal with rain-related emergencies, eight cabinet ministers were appointed as incharge for each BBMP zone on Sunday . Re ve n u e M i n i s t e r R Ashoka will head South Zone, Higher Education Minister Dr CN Ashwathnarayana East zone, Housing Minister V Somanna West zone, Cooperative Minister ST Somashekhar RR Nagar zone, Urban Development Minister Byrathi Basavaraj Mahadevpura zone and Excise Minister Gopalaiah Bommanahalli zone. While all the other ministers will handle one zone each, Horticulture Minister Munirathna Naidu will head Yelahanka and Dasarahalli zones. MPs and MLAs of respective jurisdiction will be members of the task force, while officers like joint commissioners and chief engineers of each zone are included in the team. Last week, many parts of the city were marooned following heavy rain. Around 3,500 homes were flooded and two migrant labourers, who were trapped inside a BWSSB pipe, died. The chief minister and officials inspected the city and announced relief to the families of the deceased and `25,000 to those whose homes were flooded. eral meeting with Modi. It won’t be part of the formal agenda of Quad, but significant security issues in the Indo-Pacific will come up and all of the Quad members also share an interest in peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait,” said US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. The fourth Quad Summit begins on May 24. “I will hold a bilateral meeting with President Biden, where we will discuss further consolidation of our multi-faceted bilateral relations with US. We will also continue our dialogue on regional developments and contemporary global issues,’’ said Modi. Narendra Modi Cess cut, no revenue impact on states, says Sitharaman EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi A day after the Union government slashed central excise duty on fuel, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said its entire burden will be borne by the Centre as the reduction h as been made in the Road and Infrastructure Cess, which is not shared with the states. Excise duty on petrol and diesel has four components — Basic excise duty, Special Additional excise duty (SAED), Road and Infrastructure Cess (RIC) and Agriculture and Infrastructure Development Cess (AIDC). Basic excise duty is sharable with states but SAED, RIC & AIDC are non-sharable, so states will not suffer any revenue loss, Sitharaman said in a series of tweets. “The excise duty reduction of `8/litre on petrol and `6/litre on diesel (effective from today) has entirely been made in Road & Infrastructure Cess (RIC). Even in November ’21, the reduction of `5/litre in petrol and `10/litre in diesel was entirely made in RIC,” she added. Sitharaman also juxtapose the development expenditure incurred by the Modi government so far (2014-2022) as against the UPA (2004-2014), saying the figures were `90.9 lakh crore and `49.2 lakh crore, respectively. The Modi government spent `24.85 lakh crore on food, fuel and fertiliser subsidies and `26.3 lakh crore on capital creation, while only `13.9 lakh crore was spent on subsidies during UPA rule, she said. Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Sunday joined the list of a few states that cut value added tax (VAT) on petrol (by `2.08) and diesel (`1.44). Kerala had on Saturday cut the state tax on petrol and diesel by `2.41 and `1.36, respectively . EXPRESS READ Parekh to continue as Infosys CEO & MD New Delhi: The board of IT major Infosys has approved the reappointment of Salil Parekh as CEO and MD of the company for five more years, till March 31, 2027. This is based on the recommendations of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and subject to approval of shareholders. City couple found charred to death in car Udupi: A couple in their twenties, who were reported missing at Hebbal police station in Bengaluru, were found dead in a charred car that was probably set on fire in Brahmavar. P3 NATIONWIDE MAY 21 MAY 22 NATIONWIDE MAY 21 MAY 22 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 2,323 2,346 25 2,226 2,202 65 155 166 0 167 101 0
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