KOZHIKODE l wednesday l july 06, 2022 l `9.00 l PAGES 12 l 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 3 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 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 Minister’s ‘unconstitutional’ rant puts CPM Twitter drags govt in spot, guv reminds him of responsibilities to K’taka HC over Keeping watch on situation, says KhanCM seeks clarification from Saji Cherian Oppn demands resignation E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @T’Puram Congress workers clash with the police while protesting near Kanayannur taluk office in Kochi demanding the resignation of Minister Saji Cherian | A Sanesh He said, they reacted Saji Cherian is not fit to continue as minister after he discredited the Constitution and its makers. He must resign or the CM should expel him from the cabinet for violating oath We all say we have a beautifully written Constitution. But, I will say, the Constitution is written in such a way that it can be used to plunder the people of the country - Saji Cherian, Fisheries Minister, at a function of office - V D Satheesan, Leader of Oppn Ignorance is clearly no bar when it comes to eligibility for ministerial office in our country! But when this comes from an elected official who has sworn an oath to uphold the very Constitution he is trashing, where does ignorance cross over into something else? @cmokerala - MP Shashi Tharoor in a tweet He assumed office after swearing on the Constitution. Now, Saji Cherian has rejected the same Constitution - P K Kunhalikutty, IUML national general secretary Fisheries Minister Saji Cherian has forced the CPM to go on the backfoot saying that the Indian Constitution “condones exploitation” and is being used to “plunder” people. The Opposition UDF on Tuesday demanded his resignation and Governor Arif Mohammed Khan sent a strong message remarking that those who have assumed constitutional offices should be conscious of their responsibilities. Khan indicated that he expects the Chief Minister to take appropriate action on the issue. CM Pinarayi Vijayan, who sought a clarification from the minister about his speech at Mallappally last Sunday, was initially of the view that there was no need for Cherian to resign. The CPM also chose to downplay the controversy and give the benefit of doubt to the minister. Cherian clarified his statement in the assembly following the CM’s directive. However, the remarks of the governor seem to have changed the scenario, prompting a rethink in the CPM leadership, it is reliably learnt. “Those who are charged with special responsibilities and are holding elected offices, take an Will Saji Cherian take a cue from Pillai? The row involving Saji Cherian reminded many of the 1985 incident involving then power minister R Balakrishna Pillai. Pillai had courted controversy for his provocative remarks with an apparent reference to militancy in Punjab, while he was speaking to Kerala Congress workers. Later known as ‘Punjab model’ speech, the incident cost Pillai his ministership | P4 oath to uphold the Constitution and the law. I hope, in all sincerity, that everyone will be conscious of one’s responsibilities,” Khan told reporters on the sidelines of an event. The governor hoped the CM will take notice of the speech and inform him of the future course of action. Khan said he has not sought any report from the government on the speech, but was “keeping a watch” on the situation. It all began with a speech by Cherian at a CPM event in Pathanamthitta district. The speech became viral in social media after the party’s Mallappally area committee shared a video of his speech. The minister said the Constitution was written by Indians, but pre- Safety scare as SpiceJet plane lands in Karachi E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @Kochi 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 p a s s e n g e r s we r e s a f e l y 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. 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. SpiceJet Boeing 737 Max aircraft at Karachi airport on Tuesday | PTI The 600-year-old Kannimara teak tree is 41.83m tall and has a girth of 7.24m at a height of 1.37m from the ground Kannimara teak was 39.98m tall and had a girth of 7.15m when measured in 2019 The biggest teak in Kerala is at Kappayam in Edamalayar forest, measuring 39.5m tall and had a girth of 7.23m in 2018 Khaki vs khaki drama outside journo’s home outside his residence. He reportedly went to the bathroom and tweeted, “Chhattisgarh poIN what could be called a case lice are standing outside my of one-upmanship in khaki, a house to arrest me without inChhattisgarh police team that forming the local police, is it had arrived with an arrest war- legal?” He also tagged Uttar rant at the doorstep of a TV Pradesh chief minister Yogi journalist at Indirapuram in Adityanath, Ghaziabad SSP Ghaziabad had to hang a n d AD G z o n e around empty-handed Luckow. as its UP counterparts Shortly thereafter, a took the journalist away . Ghaziabad police team The attempt to arrest arrived at the spot and was based on an FIR did not let the visiting against him for airing a police to arrest him. doctored video clip of Later, the Noida police Congress leader Rahul came in and took RanRohit Ranjan Gandhi’s comments. Rajan away saying he is hul’s statement on the wanted in a case in attack on his Wayanad office Noida. was intentionally or otherwise In response to Ranjan’s tweet, mixed up with the Udaipur kill- Chhattisgarh police said: ing in the telecast. The TV “There is no such rule to inchannel has since apologized form. Police team has shown and attributed it to “human you the court’s warrant of arerror”. rest. You should cooperate, join The day’s drama be gan in the investigation and put around 5.30 am when Zee TV your defence in court.” anchor Rohit Ranjan spotted The Chhattisgarh Police are the Chhattisgarh police team now exploring legal avenues. E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Lucknow/Raipur take-down order in the interest of national security besides other reasons. , The confrontation came to a Social media platform Twit- head last year when the govter on Tuesday moved the Kar- ernment wanted several Twitnataka High Court against the ter handles, including internaCentre’s order last week to tional advocacy group Freedom take down content under House, politicians, journalSection 69A of the Inforists and many individumation Technology als who were supportive Act, alleging abuse of of the farmers’ protest, power by the blocked. On June 26, officials. acting on the governTwitter’s response ment’s request, Twitter comes in the wake of blocked over 80 a government warn- ‘No advance accounts. notice’ ing that it had failed Twitter has been to comply with two In its plea before subjected to police intake down orders the court, Twitter vestigation. Last year, from the Ministry of some Central governargued that Electronics and Inment ministers moved some of the formation Technoloto Koo, a social media government gy (MeitY), issued on p l at fo r m , h o l d i n g orders did not June 6 and 9. Twitter responsible give advance In its warning of notice to authors for not complying with last week, the governdomestic Indian laws. of the content ment pointed out that While news agency said to be Twitter could lose its Reuters reported that objectionable. protection as an inMeitY did not comTwitter has an ter mediary under estimated 24 mn ment on Twitter’s dethe new IT regulacision to move court, users in India tions if it continued officials told PTI that to be in violation of the social media platthe rules. It had set a deadline form has complied with the of July 4 for Twitter to comply June 27 notice as it did not with its order. The IT Act em- want to lose liability exemppowers the government to tions available as a content block public access to content host. E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ New Delhi Just 3,297 tonnes in 2021: Oil sardine catch sees record dip, sparks concern ‘Teak’ing measure Rough weather pared by the British, and it has been executed in the country for the past 75 years. While acknowledging that there were some merits in the Constitution such as secularism and democracy, he said it has always favoured exploitation of the working class. Cherian also complained that the media and judiciary were not supportive of the working class. Shortly after his remarks kicked off a storm, the video was removed from the Facebook page. The UDF raised the issue in the assembly and boycotted the speech of the minister in protest. Cherian said his speech was misreported by the media. “I and my party respect the Constitution and uphold the supreme values in it. What I intended to say was that the directive principles in the Constitution need to be strengthened. Or else, the Constitution can’t put up any resistance against growing inequalities in the state. I hadn’t intended to discredit the Constitution,” he said. Later, Cherian told reporters that he was speaking about how the ruling dispensation misinterprets the Constitution and butchers democracy and secu● More on P4 larism. Forest officers and scientists measure Kannimara teak, one of world’s biggest teak trees, at Parambikulam Tiger Reserve | Express Oil sardine catch in the state dropped to a record low of 3,297 tonnes in 2021, confirming fears of migration of species and highlighting the need for complete ban on fishing during breeding season. This is also 98 per cent less than the annual catch during the 1995-2020 period, as per the figures revealed by scientists at a workshop organised by Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) in Kochi on Tuesday , Experts said climate change, warming of the Arabian Sea as well as change in water current and the ecosystem has contributed to the migration of Kerala’s staple fish from the state’s coast. However, Kerala, which was fourth in India in fish landing in 2020, advanced to the third position in 2021, accounting for 18 per cent of the national marine catch. Fishing harbours here recorded 5,54,976 tonnes of fish landing in 2021, 1.94 lakh tonnes more than the 3,60,742 tonnes in 2020. Lesser sardines (65,326 tonnes) topped the list of mostlanded resources in the state in 2021, followed by Indian mackerel (56,029 tonnes) and scad (53,525 tonnes). While the catch of oil sardine, silver bellies and black pomfret declined, that of penaeid shrimps, squid and threadfin breams saw a rise, CMFRI principal scientist T M Najmudeen said while present● More on P4 ing the findings. Down, up, down again 2012: 3.9L tonnes 2013: 2.1L tonnes 2014: 1.6L tonnes 2015: 68,431 tonnes 2016: 45,958 tonnes 2017: 1.27L tonnes 2018: 77,093 tonnes 2019: 44,320 tonnes 2020: 13,154 tonnes 2021: 3,297 tonnes 98% decrease in 2021 compared to average annual catch from 1995 to 2020 Kerala fish landing 2021: 5.55 lakh tonnes Increase in fish landing: 1.94 lakh tonnes express read Gandhian P Gopinathan Nair passes away Rain gains strength, 3 die in Idukki Actor assault: State lab to analyse memory card Unloading row: TUs’ stir at Nesto enters 21st day Freedom fighter and Gandhian philosopher P Gopinathan Nair passed away at Neyyattinkara in the capital on Tuesday, two days before his 100th birthday on July 7. He had taken part in the Quit India Movement of 1942 and had worked alongside Vinoba Bhave to promote Bhoodan and Gramdan movements. P4 Heavy rain lashed the state on Tuesday leading to widespread damage, as the monsoon gave signals of strengthening. At least three persons died in rainrelated incidents in Idukki on Tuesday. Five fishermen had a narrow escape as the boat carrying them capsized at Kumarakom in Kottayam. P5 The Kerala HC has directed the trial court of the 2017 actor assault case to forward the memory card containing visuals of the attack to the state forensic lab in the capital to check if it was accessed illegally. It quashed the sessions court order rejecting the state’s plea to forward the card. P5 The joint stir by various trade unions (TUs) against Nesto hypermarket in Kalpetta, Wayanad, over loading and unloading entered the 21st day on Tuesday. TU wings of CPM, IUML, Congress, CPI and socialist Hind Mazdoor Sabha are protesting against Nesto under a joint forum in Kalpetta. P5 IAF record Dad, daughter fly fighter planes in formation M AYA N K SI N G H @ New Delhi 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. Flying Officer Ananya Sharma (L) and Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma | IAF IAF spokesperson Wing Commander Ashish Moghe said, “There has not been any previous instance in the IAF where a father and his daughter were part of the same fighter formation for a mission.” Since a very early age, Ananya wanted to be a fighter pilot. 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 com- missioned 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.
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