BORIS ADMITS TO LYING. SUNAK, JAVID QUIT. GOVT ON EDGE BENGALURU WEDNESDAY JULY 6, 2022 `9.00 PAGES 18 LATE CITY EDITION BORIS JOHNSON RISHI SUNAK SAJID JAVID British PM Boris Johnson’s government was on the brink on Tuesday after a major rebellion from within as his finance and health ministers resigned following his admission that he had feigned ignorance about a colleague’s shady past. There was speculation of more resignations later in the day. Rishi Sunak, often seen as a future PM, quit as chancellor of the exchequer and Sajid Javid resigned as health secretary. P11 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 2 EX-STAFFERS CAUGHT Chandrashekhar Guruji stabbed to death in hotel A M I T S U PA D H Y E & A R U N K U M A R H U R A L I M AT H @ Hubballi CHANDRASHEKHAR Guruji (57) of Sarala Vastu fame was stabbed to death by two assailants in the lobby of a hotel in Hubballi on Tuesday afternoon. Immediately after the murder, the two assailants fled the hotel in a car. The stabbing incident stunned the hotel staff and a large number of customers, who had come for lunch at the popular hotel on Old PuneBengaluru Highway . Guruji, who was from Bhatkal, was staying at the hotel for the last two days. Describes it as abuse of power by officials, Centre had warned social media platform that it may lose its protection EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi He was here to attend a family function and the murderers knew about it. The police managed to catch the fleeing duo near Ramdurg of Belagavi district just four hours after the incident. The police identified them as Mahantesh Shirur and Manj u n at h M a rew a d , former employees of Guruji. Guruji was a wellknown vastu expert across the state and was a regular on several Kannada TV channels, hosting programmes related to the ancient architectural discipline. It is said he was also involved in real estate business in different P5 parts of the state. SOCIAL media platform Twitter on Tuesday moved the Karnataka High Court against the Centre’s order last week to take down content under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, alleging abuse of power by the officials. Twitter’s response comes in the wake of a government warning that it had failed to comply with two take down orders from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), issued on June 6 and 9. Edgbaston: 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. Playing aggressive, positive cricket is essentially what the new regime of Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes have empowered the team to do. At the toss, Stokes said they like chasing and the team showed why | P13 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @Bengaluru I had pitched for Shinde to be CM, says Fadnavis Nagpur: Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said he had proposed to BJP leadership to make Eknath Shinde, who had rebelled against Shiv Sena leadership, the new CM after the collapse of the MVA last week. 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 KARNATAKA JULY 4 JULY 5 Fresh cases 16,135 13,086 Fresh cases Recoveries 13,958 12,456 Recoveries Deaths 24 19 Deaths 749 940 1 ter handles, including international advocacy group Freedom House, politicians, journalists and individuals who were supportive of the farmers’ protest, blocked. On June 26, acting on the government’s request, Twitter blocked over 80 accounts. Twitter has been subjected to police investigation. Last year, some Union ministers moved to Koo, 839 913 2 CONGRESS Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah on Tuesday alleged that former chief minister BS Yediyurappa’s son BY Vijayendra and IT-BT Minister Ashwath Narayan are involved in the PSI recruitment scam. Addressing a joint presser, Siddaramaiah and KPCC chief DK Shivakumar demanded the resignation of CM Basavaraj Bommai and Home Minister Araga Jnanendra. Siddaramaiah said, “There have been allegations that Ashwath Narayan got some of his candidates passed in the PSI test. Even Vijayendra’s name is heard in this scam. Why has no inquiry or action been taken against them?” He asked, “Where has the money collected from aspirants gone? I’ll reveal details at the right time and before the right agency He alleged the .” perpetrators of the scam have collected Rs 30 lakh to Rs 80 lakh per candidate and tampered with their OMR sheets. P4 CID FILES 1,900-PAGE CHARGESHEET IN PSI SCAM Kalaburagi: The CID, probing the PSI CET scam, submitted a 1,900-page chargesheet against 34 accused, including senior police officers, kingpins and candidates, before the 3rd additional JMFC court on Tuesday | P4 a social media platform, holding Twitter responsible for not complying with Indian laws. While news agency Reuters reported that MeitY did not comment on Twitter’s decision to move court, officials told PTI that the social media platform has complied with the June 27 notice as it did not want to lose liability exemptions available as a content host. In its plea, Twitter argued that some re- ‘NO ADVANCE NOTICE’ In its plea before the court, Twitter argued that some of the government orders did not give advance notice to authors of the content said to be objectionable. Twitter has an estimated 24 mn users in India moval orders were not in accordance with the procedural requirements of the IT Act. The ministry has been considering some amendments to the IT law, including setting up a gover nment-run appeals panel that would have the power to reverse the content moderation decisions. These measures, it argued, were needed because the firms violated the rights of many Indians. Industry transparency reports have pointed out that Indian government requests for content take downs are among the highest. Safety scare as SpiceJet plane lands in Karachi Siddu names Vijayendra, Ashwath in PSI scandal EXPRESS READ England ride on twin ton, retain series 2-2 In its warning of last week, the government pointed out that Twitter could lose its protection as an intermediary under the new IT regulations if it continued to be in violation of the rules. It had set a deadline of July 4 for Twitter to comply with its order. The IT Act empowers the government to block public access to content in the interest of national security, besides other reasons. The confrontation came to a head last year when the government wanted several Twit- ARSHAD KHAN & YESHI SELI @ New Delhi Congress MLA Zameer Ahmed Khan during the raid in Bengaluru | EXPRESS ACB raids Cong MLA Zameer Acting on a report by the Enforcement Directorate, Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths raided five places linked to former minister and Chamarajpet Congress MLA Zameer Ahmed Khan on Tuesday. Papers related to various properties, businesses and financial transactions were seized | P4 BUDGET carrier SpiceJet flew into rough weather on Tuesday as its Delhi-Dubai flight had to be diverted to Karachi due to malfunctioning 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 SpiceJet Boeing 737 Max aircraft at Karachi Airport on Tuesday | PTI 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. P10
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