chennai l sunday l jULY 3, 2022 l `12.00 l PAGES 24 l vellore EDITION fcra amended rules to make fund transfer easy Home ministry makes changes in Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act rules; to benefit relatives and NGOs citizens can receive `10l without disclosure Indians can receive up to `10 lakh in a year from relatives abroad without informing competent authorities. Earlier the limit was `1 lakh. They can now have 90 days to inform the govt instead of 30 days. The new amended rules also bar public servants from receiving foreign funds and made Aadhaar mandatory for every office-bearer of NGOs 20% organisations to get more time ■ The new rules have given individuals and organisations or NGOs 45 days to inform MHA about bank account(s) that are to be used for utilisation of such funds ■ Declaring foreign funds including details of donors, amount received, and date, every quarter on its website done away Organisations allowed to use funds for administration 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 Hate angle in Amravati, too Chemist who backed Nupur Sharma killed; NIA takes over probe E x p r e ss N e ws S e r v i c e @ New Delhi / Mumbai PM Narendra Modi and BJP National President JP Nadda during the National Executive committee meeting in Hyderabad on Saturday | vinay Madapu Acid rain in Hyd as KCR takes on Modi e XPRESS n EWS SERVI C E @ Hyderabad C S h i v a k u m a r @ Chennai In a move that would help hundreds of small-scale units in 21 industrial estates, including those in Guindy and Ambattur, Tamil Nadu government has issued a G.O. to allow 1,271 acres belonging to Small Industries Development Corporation (SIDCO) to be reclassified into ryotwari mania from sarkar poramboke. The order would cover nearly 40% of the 3,500 acres of SIDCO land. Industries were struggling to raise capital from banks due to the land reclassification issue. Guindy Industrial Estate, India’s first industrial estate, was inaugurated in 1956 by PM Jawaharlal Nehru. Ambattur Industrial Estate was inaugurated in 1958 by PM Lal Bahadur Shastri. Both were leased to entrepreneurs for 99 years. In 1987, TN Governor P C Alexander promised sale deeds to all the plot owners. While sale deeds were issued, pattas were not given. “The issue (that delayed pattas) was land reclassification,” said KV Kanakambaram, president (emeritus) of The Industrial Estate Manufacturers Association. P5 THE Enforcement Directorate (ED) is likely to file a money laundering case against AltNews co-founder Mohammed Zubair after Delhi Police found he received donations from Pakistan and Syria. The federal financial investigating agency has asked the Delhi Police to hand over the FIR, remand papers and account-related information of the Zubair’s website. Earlier, a Delhi court dismissed Zubair’s bail plea and sent him to 14-day judicial custody, citing the nature and gravity of the offences against him and observing that the matter is at the initial stage of investigation. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria pronounced the judgment after the open court reconvened late in the evening. Delhi Police had produced Zubair before the court on the expiry of his five-day custodial interrogation. The police said he was not required for custodial interrogation but sought his judicial custody . Zubair was arrested on June 27 for an “objectionable tweet” he posted in 2018. Notably , he was arrested soon after he flagged a video of now-suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma’s controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammed. Police have invoked Sections 201 (causing disappearance of evidence), 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and Section 35 of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) for allegedly receiving foreign donations. gated,” the Home Minister’s Office tweeted. Kolhe ran a medical store in Amravati city He had allegedly . shared a post on some WhatsApp groups in support of Nupur Sharma. According to police, a man named Irfan Khan is the mastermind behind the brutal killing. Khan allegedly Angry mob led by lawyers attacks Kanhaiya killers outside court An accused in Kanhaiya Lal killing case being manhandled by the public | PTI Beautiful day India got off to a bright start in gloomy conditions against England at Edgbaston on Saturday three wickets Bumrah came back and took three wickets to reduce England to 44 for 3 in 11 overs Now, ED to probe Zubair’s funding E x p r e ss N e ws s e r v i c e @ New Delhi A team of the NIA visited Amravati city on Saturday and started the investigation. A team of Anti-Terrorism Squad of state police from Aurangabad will also visit the city to collect information, sources said Goof-up by Delhi Police E x p r e ss N e ws SE r v i c e @ New Delhi DELHI Police had egg on its face after a senior official told media that Zubair’s bail application was rejected even before the order was pronounced. “It is extremely scandalous and it speaks of the status of rule of law in our country today That . even before the judicial magistrate has sat and pronounced the order, the police have leaked the order to the media. How KPS Malhotra (DCP) knows what the order is. This calls for serious, serious introspection,” said Soutik Banerjee, Zubair’s lawyer. The police officer later claimed he “misheard” the message from his colleague, which led to the confusion. Jaipur: The four accused in the brutal killing of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal came under attack as they were being taken to a prisoner vehicle after being produced in a court here. A mob led by some lawyers raised slogans against the accused and demanded capital punishment for them. The angry mob tried to thrash the accused and even tore off the cloth of one of the accused before police rescued them. The four accused – Riaz Akhtari, Ghouse Mohammad, Mohsin and Asif – were produced in the special NIA court amid tight security arrangements. The court remanded the four till July 12. The lawyers shouted slogans such as “Pakistan Murdabad” and “Kanhaiya ke hatyaron ko fansi Do (hang the murderers of Kanhaiya)”. ENS Unwanted record for Broad England pacer Stuart Broad, who had conceded six sixes in an over to Yuvraj Singh in the World T20 in 2007, now holds the record for most runs conceded in Tests too. Bowling with the second new ball, Broad delivered the 84th over when India were placed at 377/9 as England looked to restrict the visitors. Instead, Jasprit Burmah scored 29 runs and Broad conceded five wides as he leaked 35 runs in one over. (4, 5wd, 6 nb, 4, 4, 4, 6, 1) as India ended up with 416 | P11 express read 19-year-old student drowns in sea off Marina Chennai: A 19-year-old student drowned in the sea off the Marina on Saturday. SR Jain, a first-year engineering student at a private college in Kattankulathur, visited the beach with 10 friends. Around 7 am, when the boys were playing on the beach, Jain was pulled in by a strong wave. Though he was pulled out of the sea, he couldn’t be resuscitated. ENS Amarinder likely to be vice-prez candidate Chandigarh: Former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh could be NDA’s candidate for the post of Vice President. He is likely to join BJP on his return from London where he is recuperating from a back surgery. PM SCHEME Live near a ration shop? Get Wi-Fi connection at fair price soon B A n b u s e lv a n @ Chennai Residents located within 200 metres of ration shops across Tamil Nadu may soon get Wi-Fi connection to access internet at nominal rates as the Department of Cooperation has asked its Joint Registrars of Cooperative Societies (JRCS) to conduct a feasibility study for converting them into data offices. Ration shops are proposed to be converted into Public Data Offices under Prime Minister Wi-Fi Access Network Interface (PM-WANI) scheme to provide affordable internet connection for mobile phones, laptops, smart TVs and other gadgets. The feasibility study aims to evaluate availability of space in fair price shops, ownership of the building, location of shops (ter rain), quality of the cur- rent internet service at the shops and a few other details. “We have not received technical specifications and tariff details for the Wi-Fi services from the Union gover nment. We have asked JRCSs to check the feasibility of implementing the scheme and inti- roped in five others to kill Kohle promising them `10,000 each and safe escape. Kolhe was killed on June 21 night when on his way back home on a twowheeler. Police officials say his throat was slit. The Amravati police have arrested six suspects. Confirming a link between the Udaipur and Amravati killings, Amravati DCP Vikram Sali said, “Prima facie, it seems that the reason for the murder is his social media post on Nupur Sharma.” The police have also recovered a knife which was allegedly used to commit the crime. Before making the arrests, the police recovered and studied CCTV footage which helped them with clues related to the suspects. mate the office,” said a top official from the cooperation department. Tamil Nadu has 35,323 fair price shops, of which 10,279 are part-time shops. As many as 6,978 shops are functioning in rental buildings across the State. Each shop typically serves people residing within two or three km radius of the shop. Even remote, inaccessible and hilly regions of the State have ration shops. According to the Union gov- ernment guidelines, earnings g enerated through Wi-Fi hotspot will be credited to the ration shop or cooperative society to which the shop is attached. Residents in remote villa g es, hilly re gions, and inaccessible locations can use the ration shops as internet hubs for personal and business use. Sources pointed out that a large chunk of mobile users in the State use internet services with speed ranging from 50kbps to 90 kbps. P5 W I T H T H IS ISSUE pakistan: In free fall PLUS 12 PAGES Jab-o-meter July 1 8,07,052 doses Take July 2 8,84,921 doses your shot Total: 1,97,94,45,839 NATIONWIDE july 1 july 2 tamil nadu july 1 july 2 Fresh cases 17,070 17,092 Fresh cases Recoveries 14,413 14,684 Recoveries Deaths 39 29 Deaths 2,385 1,321 0 2,533 1,372 0 Third century for Jadeja Jasprit Burmah TN tweaks land status, SIDCO units to get pattas IT was a temperate July day in Hyderabad—never going beyond 30 degrees Celsius— but the earth was searing-hot with rhetoric. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was just a few miles away daring him to pull , down the Telangana government just as the ruling BJP had done in Maharashtra— and promising a “revolution” if that came about. PM Modi had landed in Hyderabad in the afternoon to participate in the BJP’s national executive. He headed straight to the venue—HICC, in the city’s IT corridor—in a chopper. The stage there had already seen belligerent words from BJP leaders, as they engaged in political volleys with KCR. The TRS, rightly interpreting the BJP’s choice of Hyderabad for its national executive as a politically loaded one, decided to go big with its own counter-show. Hours before the PM arrived in the city , KCR and his minister-son K T Rama Rao organised a grand welcome for Opposition presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha. It rained pink petals, flags and confetti as a convoy carrying Rao and Sinha drove from Begumpet airport to the Jalavihar guest house on Necklace road, trailed by hundreds of bikes. And then, as KCR addressed his party MPs and MLAs, the barbs flew thick and fast. He called the caravan of BJP leaders “political tourists” and taunted PM Modi about the falling rupee and asked why he was avoiding talking about what was his pet subject when the UPA was ruling. “Several great Union ministers who are here are saying they will topple the TRS government. We are also waiting for it so that we can be free. Later we will bring you down in Delhi,” Rao thundered. At the BJP venue, party orators had already lit up the stage with some fiery words. Referring to the glaring absence of the CM among the dignitaries who welcomed PM Modi, Union minister Smriti Irani called it an insult to the Constitution. As the political fisticuffs continued late into the night on Saturday it will be Modi’s , tur n to take centrestage on Sunday as he is set to address a public meeting in Secunderabad. The BJP promises that will signal “the death-knell” for TRS’s dynastic rule. P5 THE Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday handed over the case related to the murder of a 54-year-old chemist at Amravati in Maharashtra to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), three days after it entrusted the federal organisation with probing the gruesome killing of a tailor in Rajasthan’s Udaipur. “MHA handed over the investigation of the case relating to the barbaric killing of Umesh Kolhe in Amravati, Maharashtra, on June 21 to the NIA. The conspiracy behind the killing, involvement of organisations and international linkages would be thoroughly investi- Investigation team visits site All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja consolidated India’s position on Day 2 of the fifth Test against England at Edgbaston, scoring his third Test century. The southpaw’s knock came off 194 deliveries and included 13 boundaries. State registration dept brings in moolah but one-third posts vacant if we get the EC can we prepare other documents to complete a The registration department, registration,” he said. one of the top contributors to Speaking to TNIE, an officethe State coffers generating bearer of TN Registration De`13,913.65 crore in 2021-22 alone, partment Officials Association functions with a skeletal staff said in the past four years, asas nearly one-third of its sanc- sistants were not promoted as tioned posts lie vacant, an RTI sub-registrars. reply showed. “On auspicious days A total of 1,306 posts (when the number of (including those of asregistrations are high), sistant, junior assistwe have to work till 10 ant, record clerk, office pm. Adding to our woes assistant, and driver) is the slow server, a re va c a n t i n t h e which causes further department. delays,” the office-bearDetails of the vacan- Top office er, who is also a junior no better cies were obtained by assistant at a sub-regisCoimbatore-based RTI A total of 1,306 trar office, said. He alactivist NR Ravisleged that in some subposts are hankar via an RTI apregistrar offices, office vacant in the plication to the Public assistants were being department. Infor mation Officer asked to work as night Even at the (PIO) of the departwatchman too. office of the ment. The RTI reply, When contacted, Inspector however, didn’t provide Minister for CommerGeneral of the number of sanc- Registration, 31 cial Taxes and Registioned posts and vacant tration P Moorthy said of the 93 ones under assistant steps were being taken sanctioned and junior assistant in to fill the vacancies in posts were sub-registrar offices. the department. “Nearvacant as of Ravishankar said bely 200 sub-registrar March 2022 cause of the staff shortposts lie vacant across age, people have been TN and steps have been complaining about inordinate taken to fill them.” On promotdelays in registrations. ing assistants as sub-registrars, S Eswaran, president of he said, “Since there is case Coimbatore District Document pending in a court, the departWriters’ Association, said they ment couldn’t give promotions used to get documents such as to the staff. Officials of the deEncumbrance Certificate (EC) partment are holding talks within a day “Now, a sub-regis- with employees associations to . trar office takes 3-4 days. Only address the issue.” P5 N D H A M O T H A R A N @ Coimbatore
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