madurai l wednesday l july 6, 2022 l `9.00 l PAGES 12 l late city EDITION England ride on twin centuries, retain Pataudi series 2-2 Jonny Bairstow Hosts hunt down 378 thanks to unbeaten tons from Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root. Draw five-match series that began almost 11 months ago. It’s their highest successful run chase ever in Test cricket Perfect execution of Bazball Playing aggressive, positive cricket is essentially what the new regime of Brendon McCulum and Ben Stokes have empowered the team to do. At the toss, Stokes said they like chasing and the team showed why 3 India has lost their last three Tests More questions for India While Rahul Dravid has enjoyed remarkable white-ball success since taking over, Test returns have disappointed. They have now lost 3 ties defending scores in excess of 200 thrice in last six months overseas England skipper Ben Stokes and Jasprit Bumrah share the Pataudi Trophy after the 5-match Test series ended in 2-2 draw | BCCI | P11 Bairstow liberated This time last year, Bairstow had lacked belief & was unsure of himself. His Test scores reflected that. A new style of play has benefited him the most and now has 4 tons in last 5 innings 4.89 England’s run rate in the fourth innings 614 number of runs Bairstow has scored in eight innings under the captainship of Stokes 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 Twitter drags govt to HC over take-down fiat Describes it as abuse of power by officials ers’ protest, blocked. On June 26, acting on the government’s request, Twitter blocked over Social media platform Twit- 80 accounts. Twitter has been subjected to ter on Tuesday moved the Karnataka High Court against the police investigation. Last year, Centre’s order last week to take some Central government mindown content under Section isters moved to Koo, a social 69A of the Information Tech- media platform, holding Twitter responsible for not complynology Act, alleging abuse of ing with domestic Indian laws. power by the officials. While news agency Reuters Twitter’s response comes in the wake of a government reported that MeitY did not comment on Twitter’s dewarning that it had failed cision to move court, ofto comply with two take ficials told PTI that the down orders from the social media platform Ministry of Electronhas complied with the ics and Information June 27 notice as it did Technology (MeitY), isnot want to lose liabilsued on June 6 and 9. In its warning of ‘No advance ity exemptions available as a content host. last week, the governnotice’ In its plea, Twitter ment pointed out that In its plea before argued that some reTwitter could lose its protection as an inter- the court, Twitter moval orders were not argued that in accordance with the mediary under the some of the procedural requirenew IT regulations if government ments of the IT Act. it continued to be in orders did not The ministry has violation of the rules. give advance been considering some It had set a deadline of July 4 for Twitter to notice to authors amendments to the IT of the content law, including setting comply with its order. said to be up a government-run The IT Act empowers objectionable. appeals panel that the gover nment to Twitter has an would have the power block public access to content in the interest estimated 24 mn to reverse the content users in India moderation decisions. of national security, These measures, it arbesides other reasons. The confrontation came to a gued, were needed because the head last year when the govern- firms violated the rights of ment wanted several Twitter many Indians. For the record, industry handles, including international advocacy group Freedom transparency reports have House, politicians, journalists pointed out that Indian governand many individuals who ment requests for content take were supportive of the farm- downs are among the highest. E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ New Delhi two Tamils shot dead in Myanmar Prasanta Mazumdar @ Guwahati Two Tamils, who were residents of Manipur, were allegedly shot dead in Myanmar on Tuesday, triggering unrest in the border town of Mohan Iyanar Moreh in Manipur. The incident occurred at Tamu in Myanmar, four km from Moreh, around 12:30 pm. The deceased were P Mohan (28) and M Iyanar (35) of Moreh. Mohan was an autorickshaw driver and Iyanar ran a small shop. Mohan got married just a month ago. “The Myanmar Army might have suspected them to be spies and shot them dead,” said the Tamil Sangam of Moreh. The Manipur police said they were trying to find out why the duo had entered Myanmar. The bodies were at a hospital in Myanmar. “According to MHA guidelines, the international border is closed as the situation in Myanmar is tense after the coup by the military in that country But as it is a porous . border, people from both sides cross it for trade, livelihood, and other reasons,” the Tamil Sangam said. P5 AIADMK GC meet to elect EPS ‘interim’ general secretary T M u r u ganandham @ Chennai The general council meeting of the AIADMK convened by the supporters of Edappadi K Palaniswami on July 11 will elect him as the interim general secretary of the party The agen. da for the meeting sent by the headquarters office-bearers to GC members said the meeting would discuss creating the post of interim general secretary and electing a party functionary for the post. The agenda also said the GC meeting would make an announcement about the election to be held for the post of general secretary. Multiple sources in the party told TNIE that Palaniswami prefers to get elected to the top post through proper election in which around 1.5 crore cadre may vote. Usually, invitations for GC meeting will just mention the date and venue. But considering the legal cloud over the Flying Officer Ananya Sharma (L) and Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma | IAF part of the same fighter formation for a mission.” Since a very early age, Ananya wanted to be a fighter pilot. ops moves hc, seeks stay on GC meeting Chennai: O Panneerselvam on Tuesday moved the Madras High Court seeking a stay on AIADMK’s July 11 general council meeting. He claimed that the decision to hold the meeting without the joint authorisation of the party’s coordinator and joint coordinator is illegal. P4 E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Chennai Mumbai mess A school girl with her guardian wades through a flooded street following heavy monsoon rains, in Mumbai on Tuesday | PTI The State government has created a Government Lands Retrieval and Protection Fund of `50 crore to be used for removing encroachments from government land and protecting it with fences. According to a recent G.O. issued by the revenue department, tahsildars, RDOs, and district collectors are empowered to use the fund. The move is aimed at easing the burden on revenue officials who are forced to use their own money for removing such encroachments. The State government had drawn flak from the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India and the Madras High Court over its inability to pre- Khaki vs khaki drama outside TV journo’s home E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Lucknow/Raipur IN what could be called a case of one-upmanship in khaki, a Chhattisgarh police team that had arrived with an arrest warrant at the doorstep of a TV journalist at Indirapuram in Ghaziabad had to hang around empty-handed as its UP counterparts took the journalist away The attempt to arrest was . based on an FIR against him for airing a doctored video clip of Congress leader Rahul Gan- team outside his residence. He dhi’s comments. Rahul’s state- reportedly went to the bathment on the attack on his Waya- room and tweeted, “Chhattisnad office was garh police are standintentionally or othering outside my house to wise mixed up with the arrest me without inUdaipur killing in the forming the local potelecast. The TV chanlice, is it legal?” He also nel has since apologized tagged Uttar Pradesh and attributed it to “huchief minister Yogi man error”. Adityanath, Ghaziabad Rohit Ranjan The day’s drama beSSP and ADG zone gan around 5.30 am when Zee Luckow. TV anchor Rohit Ranjan spotShortly thereafter, a Ghaziated the Chhattisgarh police bad police team arrived at the express read Eight Lankan Tamils reach Dhanushkodi Over 500 tribals denied community certificates Rameswaram: A day after the Sri Lankan government declared a ‘holiday week’ for the schools owing to an unending fuel crisis, eight Lankan Tamils, including three children, arrived at Dhanushkodi seeking refuge on Tuesday, taking the total number of refugees reaching TN shores in the last three months to 103. The Marine police shifted them to the marine police station in Rameswaram for inquiries | P4 Tiruchy: Over 500 tribals at Nagamangalam in Srirangam taluk are struggling for years to get community certificates and their children are unable to get access to education and quota meant for tribals as they don’t have the certificate. According to sources, the villagers belonged to Hindu Adhiyan community whose forefathers were fortune-tellers who went from house to house with an ox | P2 Dad, daughter fly fighter planes in formation The Indian Air Force has just broken new ground with a father and his daughter flying in formation on a combat proficiency mission. Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma and Flying Officer Ananya Sharma created the record on May 30, when they flew in the same formation of Hawk-132s at the Air Force Station in Bidar, where Ananya is undergoing training. IAF spokesperson Wing Commander Ashish Moghe said, “There has not been any previous instance in the IAF where a father and his daughter were and joint coordinator ceased to exist. The office-bearers appointed by the coordinator and the joint coordinator have been carrying out the functions of the party the invitation said. ,” Of the 16 subjects mentioned in the invite, five are related to the leadership of the AIADMK. The meeting will discuss abol- ishing the dual leadership posts of coordinator and joint coordinator and the need for reviving the post of general secretary who will be elected by the primary members of the party. The meeting will also discuss the present situation in the AIADMK and take decisions required, the invite said. The AIADMK, which decided to abolish the general secretary post at a GC meeting in February 2017, has now decided to revive the post. However, O Panneerselvam and his supporters are against the move. P4 TN fund to retrieve fence encroached govt land IAF record M AYA N K SI N G H @ New Delhi meeting, the invitation for the July 11 event has been carefully worded. “Since the amendments made to the bylaws of the AIADMK on December 1, 2021, for electing coordinator and joint coordinator by a single vote were not ratified by the June 23 general council meeting, the posts of coordinator But, at that time the stream was not open for women. Whenever she would bug her dad about it, he would reassure, “Don’t worry you will be one.” “Ananya after getting commissioned as fighter pilot came and saluted me. It made me really proud,” beamed Air Commodore Sharma. “It was the biggest day of my life when I flew with Ananya,” he added in a video put out by the IAF. Air Commodore Sharma was commissioned in the fighter stream in 1989. He has had an extensive experience of fighter operations, having commanded a MiG-21 squadron as well as a frontline fighter station. When the first women fighter pilots of the IAF entered service in 2016, Ananya saw her lifelong dream was now achievable. Having completed her B Tech in Electronics and Communication, she was selected for training. She was commissioned as a fighter pilot in December 2021. Her mother Sonal Sharma said, “I am extremely happy and proud. The feelings I experienced when both Sanjay and Ananya had got airborne in the same formation cannot be expressed in words. It was a feeling way beyond any happiness or satisfaction that I have experienced till now.” spot and did not let the visiting police to arrest him. Later, the Noida police came in and took Ranjan away saying he is wanted in a case in Noida. In response to Ranjan’s tweet, Chhattisgarh police said: “There is no such rule to inform. Police team has shown you the court’s warrant of arrest. You should cooperate, join in the investigation and put your defence in court.” The Chhattisgarh Police are now exploring legal avenues. Safety scare as SpiceJet plane lands in Karachi A RS H A D K H A N & Y E S H I S E L I @ New Delhi Budget carrier SpiceJet flew into rough weather on Tuesday as its Delhi-Dubai flight had to be diverted to Karachi due to mulfunctioning of the fuel indicator and another domestic flight had to request priority landing in Mumbai after cracks developed on its windshield. Following the two back-toback incidents on Tuesday the , total number of technical snags reported on SpiceJet aircraft in the past 17 days rose to seven. In both the incidents, the aircraft landed safely and passengers were safely disembarked. Sources say that the Boeing 737 MAX plane flying from Delhi to Dubai showed unusual loss in fuel quantity when it was mid-air. However, no visual leak was noticed during an inspection in Karachi. In the second incident, the windshield of a Q400 plane flying from Kandla to Mumbai cracked at 23,000 feet altitude. “During cruise, the windshield of the outer windshield pane cracked,” a spokesperson said. Officials at DGCA said it is probing the two incidents on Tuesday, along with five incidents in the recent past. SpiceJet Boeing 737 Max aircraft at Karachi Airport on Tuesday | PTI On July 2, a SpiceJet flight heading to Jabalpur returned to Delhi after crew members observed smoke in the cabin at around 5,000-feet altitude. On June 19, it experienced two incidents — of engine malfunction and cabin pressurisation. Earlier, the DGCA had slapped `10 lakh fine on the airline for the faulty stimulator and barred 90 SpiceJet pilots from flying B737 Max aircraft. However, SpiceJet claims the airline’s flights are absolutely safe. “Safety of our passengers, crew and aircraft is paramount to SpiceJet. We have been regularly audited by DGCA,” the spokersperson said. SpiceJet has been making losses for the past three years. The carrier’s auditors have repeatedly raised doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern. vent and remove encroachments on waterbodies and government land. The 2019 CAG report stated that about 2 lakh hectares (6.8%) of the 29.03 lakh hectares of government land in Tamil Nadu was under encroachment. This includes land parcels belonging to forest, water resources, local bodies, highways, education, prisons, and revenue departments. Notably over 25% of govern, ment land in Chennai (excluding areas annexed by the city corporation in 2011) was in the hands of encroachers, and around 2% of government land in the undivided Tirunelveli district (Tenkasi+Tirunelveli districts) had been encroached upon. P5 From today Corpn to public: Mask up or cough up `500 E XPR E SS N E WS S E RVIC E @ Chennai The Chennai Corporation has decided to reimpose a fine of `500 on people found without face masks in public places from Wednesday in the city . Wearing of masks will be mandatory in theatres, malls, markets, offices, hospitals, and other crowded places, the civic body said in a statement here on Tuesday In each ward, teams . headed by sanitary inspectors will inspect public places for C ov i d - 1 9 s a f e t y p ro t o c o l compliance. On Tuesday Chennai report, ed one death due to Covid-19 and 1,060 new cases. The media bulletin issued by the Directorate of Public Health on Monday said the test positivity rate (TPR) in Chennai stood at 12.4 % (8,592 samples). “Over the past two weeks, Covid-19 numbers have been increasing continuously in the city. As on July 4, it had 5,936 active cases,” the statement said. Of the 5,936 cases, 5,264 are under home quarantine and 57 people are being treated at care centres run by the city corporation for mild to moderate symptoms. Another 263 people are undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals. The health status of 5,264 patients under home isolation is being monitored. Meanwhile, Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi has written to the Managing Director (MD) of MTC and owners of theatres, commercial complexes, and marriage halls on following Covid-19 safety protocol. P2 Jab-o-meter July 4 10,09,757 doses Take July 5 8,80,841 doses your shot Total: 1,98,19,70,798 NATIONWIDE July 4 July 5 tamil nadu July 4 July 5 Fresh cases 16,135 13,086 Fresh cases 2,654 2,662 Recoveries 13,958 12,456 Recoveries 1,542 1,512 Deaths 24 19 Deaths 0 1
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