SAMBALPUR l FRIday l june 24, 2022 l `9.00 l PAGES 12 l CITY EDITION Citigroup raises global recession odds to 50% Supply shocks to add to economic woes 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 analysts’ warning comes in the wake of central banks around the world rushing to raise interest rates to arrest inflation Factory activity growth slows ■ ■ 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 1 2 3 4 Naveen sends two ministers to Delhi for Murmu’s nomination 5 E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e 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 @Bhubaneswar 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 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) 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.” Unprecedented flooding in techie town of Assam P r a s a n ta M a z u m d a r @ 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 . Silchar is incommunicado and without transport as 5-12 feet waves lash the streets. Twists and turns 4 kids drown in roadside pit in Koraput district Sanjay Raut claims Sena open to E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Jeypore 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. A pall of gloom descended on Majhiguda village after four children including three girls drowned in a water-filled roadside pit in Dasmantpur block of Koraput district on Thursday . The deceased were identified as Bimala Sukri (6), Raila Sukri (4), Madhusudan Hantal (6) and Purni Antar (8). Sources said the National Highways Authority of India is carrying out construction of the Visakhapatnam-Raipur NH under the Bharatmala scheme near Majhiguda. Accordingly , pits have been dug along the under-construction road for drainage of water. Following the recent rains, the pits were filled with water. In the afternoon, the four kids were playing near the road when one of them accidentally slipped into a pit. The others tried to rescue the kid but they too fell into the pit and drowned. Locals informed the police and fire services personnel rushed to the spot. Fire officer Sanjeev Kumar Behera said bodies of the children were recovered from the pit and sent to SNMCH for postmortem. 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 June 22 Take 30,20,119 doses your June 23 shot 11,98,992 doses Total: 1,96,75,59,671 Jab-o-meter express read Heavy rain slows operation to save trapped Afghans KABUL: Villagers rushed to bury the dead on Thursday and dug by hand through the rubble of their homes in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that state media reported killed more than 1,000 people. Desperate rescuers battled against the clock and heavy rain to reach the survivours. “Getting information from the ground is very difficult because of bad networks,” Mohammad Amin Huzaifa, head of information for badly hit Paktika province, said on Thursday P9 Will Naqvi get L-G post of J&K ahead of assembly poll? Srinagar: With BJP denying Rajya Sabha ticket to its Muslim face and Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, speculations are rife that he may be posted as the Lt Governor of Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory. There is a growing buzz in J&K that Naqvi, who is the prominent Muslim face of the saffron party, may take over as the constitutional head of J&K after the conclusion of Amarnath Yatra in August. Naqvi’s RS term is expiring P8 Locals say this is unprecedented. Pregnant women and children are the worst sufferers. The town is without power and water supply. Hand pumps, wells, borewells, shops and commercial establishments are all inundated. Batteries of mobile phones have drained out and there is no Internet. Silichar takes pride in producing hundreds of techies — many of them settled abroad. As it is now in the throes of an acute shortage of essentials, the state government began air-dropping food packets, bottles of NATIONWIDE June 22 June 23 Fresh cases 12,249 Recoveries Deaths 9,862 10,972 13 38 ODISHA 13,313 june 22 june 23 Fresh cases An artist paints idols of Lord Jagannath ahead of the Rath Yatra festival, in Bhubaneswar on Thursday I Irfana 45 73 Recoveries Deaths 36 0 24 0 Two-day BRICS summit harps on sovereignty and territorial integrity E x p r e ss N e ws Se r v i c e @ 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 . The two-day Summit, being hosted by China, saw Russian President Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping criticising the West for imposing unilateral sanctions on Moscow, which in turn impacted the world economy at large. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said mutual cooperation can make a useful contribution to the global post-Covid recovery . Meanwhile, in the backdrop of several Western brands shutting their outlets in Russia, Putin said Russia is in talks with India to set up stores all over the country . BRICS comprises five of the world’s largest developing countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. This year’s summit is being held amid border tensions between India and China continuing unresolved and Russia being isolated globally over its fullscale invasion of Ukraine. drinking water and other essentials. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who conducted an aerial survey of the district, of which Silchar is the headquarters, said the government would continue air-droppings for the marooned, apart regular relief. Assam’s Transport Minister Parimal Suklabaidya told this newspaper, “I am at chest-deep water now. Some 4,000 transformers in the district are under water. The flood has made life hell. The administration is providing relief.” The BJD has not only expressed full support to NDA’s presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu but also is set to become a proposer for her candidature during nomination filing on Friday . State Minister for Law, ST and SC Development, Minorities and Backward Class Welfare Jagannath Saraka and Minister for Water Resources, Commerce and Transport Tukuni Sahu are already in Delhi and have signed the nomination documents. BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who is on a 10-day foreign visit, sent the two ministers to become proposers and remain present during the filing of nomination papers by Murmu. Informing this on social media, Naveen wrote, “BJP President Shri @JPNadda ji spoke to me about the filing of nomination of Smt #DraupadiMurmu ji for #PresidentElection. My cabinet colleagues Shri @saraka_fan and Smt @TukuniSahu will sign nomination papers today and attend the event tomorrow. #OdishaLeads.” Odisha Congress won’t vote for Murmu Congress on Thursday rejected the request of CM Naveen Patnaik to support ‘daughter of Odisha’ Droupadi Murmu in the presidential election. CLP leader Narasingha Mishra said his party will not support her on ideological issue The BJD is the first nonNDA party to extend its support to Murmu. A day after NDA announced its presidential candidate, Naveen had appealed to all members of the Legislative Assembly cutting across party lines to extend unanimous support to elect the “daughter of Odisha” to the country’s highest office. BJD’s support has ensured around 52 per cent of the first preference votes for the NDA candidate and virtually sealed her victory . The State BJP has also sent 14 of its MLAs to attend the nomination filing. Earlier on the day , Murmu was given a rousing send-off at Biju Patnaik International Airport here as she left for New Delhi. CONTINUED ON: P5
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