HUBBALLI FRIDAY JUNE 24, 2022 `9.00 PAGES 12 CITY EDITION CITIGROUP RAISES GLOBAL RECESSION ODDS TO 50% SUPPLY SHOCKS TO ADD TO ECONOMIC WOES Citigroup analysts’ warning comes in the wake of central banks around the world rushing to raise interest rates to arrest inﬂation FACTORY ACTIVITY GROWTH SLOWS Recession is an “increasingly palpable risk” for the economy, the analysts said. “The global economy is flashing a number of yellow lights at present, which flow from the persistent supply shocks but also increasingly from central bank tightening and the effects of tighter financial conditions and higher inflation on the behaviour of consumers,” they added ■ ■ Citigroup’s bleak prognosis is shared by Deutsche Bank, which also feels the global economy may be headed for a recession Baring the cracks in the battered global economy, factory activity indices for June released on Thursday in Japan, Britain, the euro zone and US showed a sharp decline in growth 60 CENTRAL BANKS ACROSS THE WORLD HAVE INCREASED INTEREST RATES THIS YEAR 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 Shinde has 37. Prove it on floor of House: Pawar Sena seeks disqualification of 12 MLAs to pressure them; rebel count keeps swelling S U D H I R S U R YA W A N S H I @ Mumbai WITH rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde showcasing the support of 37 party MLAs in a group photo-op at a Guwahati hotel on Thursday he appeared , to have the numbers to escape the anti-defection law. Also seen in the group photo were nine Independent MLAs. But NCP chief Sharad Pawar rallied around beleaguered Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray saying numerical strength , can only be proved in a trust vote on the floor of the Assembly He blamed the BJP for engi. neering it, citing Shinde’s claim that it had assured all support. With the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition making hectic efforts to draw the rebels back home, Sena leader Sanjay Raut sought to dangle a carrot by claiming the party was prepared to concede their demand to step out the alliance if all of them return within 24 hours and meet Uddhav. Parallelly the Sena was said , to have asked the Deputy Speaker to take action against those MLAs who did not attend the legislature party meeting. For their part, the rebels said, “we do not want a change in party president; we want the unatural Aghadi alliance to go and a new a government with the BJP for various reasons. (a) EXPRESS READ Unprecedented flooding in Assam Guwahati: Four days ago, Amal Das called up his friend Prabal in Kolkata to inform he was standing in ankle-deep floodwaters. Amal was talking from his first floor home in Silchar town, now entirely submerged. Like him, thousands are stranded as the raging river Barak has submerged not just this entire town in southern Assam’s Cachar district but the whole river valley. BRICS harps on territorial integrity New Delhi: Respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all States, supporting talks between Russia and Ukraine and warning against using Afghan territory to shelter or train terrorists were some of the highlights of the 14th BRICS Summit Declaration issued on Thursday. PM Narendra Modi said mutual cooperation can make a useful contribution to the global post-Covid recovery. We want harassment by central enforcement agencies to stop. (b) NCP is our real political opponent on the ground. Whenever fresh Assembly elections are held, NCP and Congress cannot be expected to transfer votes to Shiv Sena because they have been our traditional foes. However, when BJP was the ally, the transfer of votes was smooth. (c) BJP is a big party, so keeping it in good humour is smart politics.” TWISTS AND TURNS Sanjay Raut claims Sena open to considering quitting Aghadi if rebels return in 24 hours NCP, Cong downplay Raut’s remark, vow to support Uddhav govt Pawar blames BJP for the crisis But Dy CM Ajit Pawar says he does not see any BJP role in the rebellion But Raut said those afraid of CBI, ED or income tax raids are not hardcore Shiv Sainiks. As for Shinde, his support group appears to be swelling. When he had initially shepharded them to Surat, his MLA count was 20. It went up to 22 by the time he flew out of Surat to Guwahati, where more joined in. On Thursday, four other Sena MLAs entered his camp, taking his score to 37. 1 2 3 Anita Alvarez was saved COACH SAVES by her coach at the World U.S. SWIMMER Aquatics Championships IN NICK OF TIME in Budapest on Wednesday DON N A EVA @ Bengaluru THE National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru, drew flak for allegedly fining two student facilitators for speaking against sexual harassment allegedly perpetrated by a faculty member of the university . In May, NLSIU had fined the two facilitators after they had discussed details of sexual harassment that had been narrated to them by the victim, who is not a student of NLSIU. The details of the harassment had been shared over e-mail and through a private Facebook group. Following this, NLSIU had taken ac- tion against the two, despite explicit permission given to them by the victim to share details, citing a violation of the university’s disciplinary rules and calling the act a “major misconduct”. The two female students, who are also facilitators appointed under the university’s Code to Combat Sexual A major reason behind the letter is that we would like the university to answer our questions. We disagree with the secretive manner in which action has been taken Mukta Joshi NATIONWIDE JUNE 22 JUNE 23 Fresh cases 12,249 Recoveries Deaths 9,862 10,972 13 38 13,313 KARNATAKA JUNE 22 JUNE 23 Fresh cases 676 858 Recoveries Deaths 676 0 682 1 JAB-O-METER TAKE YOUR SHOT June 22 30,20,119 doses June 23 11,98,992 doses TOTAL DOSES: 1,96,75,59,671 Within a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi left Bengaluru, the road patches in Kommaghatta which were repaired ahead of his visit (left) have come off. CM Basavaraj Bommai has instructed BBMP chief Tushar Girinath to investigate | EXPRESS Govt to reach out to seers to eradicate untouchability A S H W I N I M S R I PA D @ Bengaluru THE state government is planning to rope in religious leaders from different faiths in its efforts to eradicate untouchability which still exists in some parts of Karnataka. This initiative is jointly being taken up by the Social Welfare Department and Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR). Under this initiative, the government is planning to give additional grants as incentives to panchayats where there are no untouchability practices. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to virtually launch Vinaya S a m a r a s y a , a n aw a r e n e s s p r o gramme to eradicate untouchability across gram panchayats in Karnataka soon. The campaign is named after Vinay, a two-year old toddler whose family was fined Rs 25,000 after he entered a temple premises in Koppal in 2021. P5 10 Rohingya families convert to Christianity WHILE religious conversions in Karnataka hit national headlines since late last year prompting the state government to bring in a new legislation following claims by Hindu organisations that a heavy influx of Christian missionaries was targeting poor Hindus, Rohingya Muslims are now being taken into the ‘Protestant’ Christian fold. At a camp in Byatarayanapura in Bengaluru North, about 10 families have converted to Christianity . James Tahiyat, a young mis- James Tahiyat, a missionary, speaks to a newly converted Rohingya woman| EXPRESS sionary in his mid-20s who studied in Don Bosco Delhi, claimed that no one was being “forced” and only the “word of God” was being preached. James’s father Farook’s family was the first in the Rohingya camp here to embrace Christianity a few years ago. It is said some Christian missionaries working on health and nutrition had come across this place. James, previously a Muslim, was enrolled in a Christian school for studies and he later embraced Christianity He . completed his masters in religious studies. The family from Myanmar that runs a scrap business is now preaching their new religion to fellow Rohingyas who still follow Islam. P4 Charges of allurement Karimullah, who stays some 200 metres from the camp where James and his father live, said in his camp about 15 families are living and attempts are being made to convert his children too but he did not yield. 5 The US synchronised swimmer sinks to the bottom during her routine in the solo free artistic final Coach Andrea Fuentes, sensing what has happened, swims to check After grabbing hold of Anita, her coach pulls her to the surface Another member of Team US dives into the pool to provide support After lifting her out of water, attempts are made to revive Anita. She has since recovered and is expected to compete on Friday despite her history of fainting at competitions | AFP 200 ALUMNI SLAM NLSIU OVER HANDLING OF SEXUAL ABUSE BEFORE & AFTER MODI’S VISIT... YACO O B M D @ Bengaluru 4 Harassment, were asked to issue a public apology for discussing the issue or pay a fine. The two refused to tender an apology and paid a fine of `5,000 each to the university . The university had also removed them as facilitators for Sexual Harassment Inquiry Committee (SHARIC) following the incident. In solidarity with the two students, nearly 200 alumni from the university have written an open letter to the university condemning the students’ punishment. “We unequivocally condemn NLSIU’s finding that the student facilitators are guilty of ‘major misconduct’. P5 No rollback of revised textbooks, says govt E X P R E SS N E WS S E R V I C E @ Bengaluru THE state government clarified on Thursday it will not roll back the revised textbooks but added that there were seven to eight mistakes during revison which will be rectified and sent to schools. Revenue Minister R Ashok alle ged that when the Congress was in power in Karnataka, the textbooks had over 150 mistakes, including grammatical errors and they did not go for reprinting but instead additional sheets were issued after corrections. “Ours has seven to eight mistakes which we’ll rectify and issue in the next 10 days,’’ he said. Some of the corrections include addition of ‘Samvidhana Shilpi’ title (architect of the Constitution) to Dr BR Ambedkar, more details on Puranadara Dasaru and Kanakadasaru in Class 9 textbook, change of poet’s name in the Class 7 textbook and inclusion of Siddaganga Mutt’s contributions to the chapter o n d e ve l o p m e n t o f Karnataka. The press conference called by Ashok was attended by PWD Minister C C Patil, Minister of Labour Department Shivaram Hebbar and Urban Development Minister Byrathi Basavaraj. CONTINUED ON : P4
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