BHUBANESWAR l friday l august 05, 2022 l `9.00 l PAGES 14 l JEYPORE EDITION China launches 11 ballistic missiles near Taiwan coast The Chinese military on Thursday launched a four-day war game and held “precision missile strikes” in the Taiwan Strait Simulates a blockage around the island Chinese state media said the exercises are meant to simulate an air and sea blockade around Taiwan. Beijing’s action came a day after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi concluded her one-day visit to the island, ignoring China’s fierce warnings. On its part, Taiwan said it scrambled jets on Thursday to warn away 22 Chinese aircraft in its air defence zone ■ 500 km Five missiles land in Japanese waters? ■ “Today’s China is not the old China of 100 years ago that was humiliated,” said China’s foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying, hinting at more provocative action in coming days While China said its missiles hit targets accurately, Japan claimed five of them landed in its exclusive economic zone | P11 Range of China’s dongfeng tactical missiles launched on Thursday 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 ED scans Young Indian office, Kharge present It’s vendetta, says Congress amid uproar in RS hours. Terming the summons to Kharge and A day after sealing the office premises his subsequent questioning during of the Sonia and Rahul Gandhi-owned working hours of Parliament as an “inYoung Indian Ltd, the Enforcement Di- sult” to the legislature, the Congress alrectorate searched it on Thursday even leged that “Modishahi” had reached a as the Opposition attacked the govern- new low. ment over the alleged misuse The National Herald case of probe agencies to target popertains to alleged irregularilitical rivals. ties during its acquisition in The ED began its search af2010. ter Young India Ltd office bearEarlier in the day, Kharge er Mallikarjun Kharge reached and Leader of the House (Rathe Herald House building in jya Sabha) Piyush Goyal the afternoon. It had sumclashed in the Upper House moned the 80-year-old Kharge, over the ED summons. Kharge Leader of Opposition in the raised the matter during QuesRajya Sabha to be present dur- Eight hours tion Hour, saying the ED suming the duration of the Kharge was with mons was an attempt to intimisearches. date the Congress but the party the ED at Young Kharge’s presence was Indian office for 8 would not be cowed down. sought as he is the principal of“This House is functioning hours. He later ficer of the company. Under tweeted, “If they and I am the Leader of Opposithe rules, searches on premis- want to make the tion. I have received a sumes cannot be carried out in the mons from the ED to appear process a absence of the owner of a punishment, I will before it when a Parliament property, his representatives session is on. Is it fair?” he embrace it. or the person in charge. asked. “If we carry on like Resilience is in Congress general secretary @INCIndia’s blood this, will our democracy reJairam Ramesh said the agen- just like cowardice main alive? ” he added. cy interrogated Kharge for Rebutting the allegations, is in BJP’s.” hours. “Kharge...has been unGoyal denied that the governdergoing interrogation...His ment interfered in the funcordeal is continuing,” he said while ex- tioning of law enforcement agencies, pressing his solidarity with him. In all, adding Congress leaders should face Kharge was questioned for over 8 the law. E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ New Delhi Woman and ‘paramour’ tied to Nothing cute as tree, thrashed in Kendrapara tech glitches mar Day One of CUET-UG 2 E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Kendrapara E x p r e ss N e ws Se r v i c e @ New Delhi THE first day of the second phase of CUET-UG was a total washout, as thousands of students could not take the crucial exam due to technical glitches at examination centres across India. The National Testing Agency (NTA) later declared the examinations in both the first slot (morning) and the second slot (afternoon) as cancelled and announced new dates for the Central University Entrance Test (undergraduate), a gateway to undergraduate coursExisting admit card es in 90 universities. Technical glitches were reportvalid: NTA ed from all 489 examination cenStudents can tres in the afternoon shift, forcing use the same NTA to cancel the exam across Inadmit card to dia. The reason was the inordiwrite the exams. nate delay in uploading the genIf the new dates eral test paper. Instead of 3 pm, are not suitable, the exam paper was uploaded only they can write after 5 pm. The exam was supto datechange@ posed to get over at 6 pm. nta.ac.in According to the new schedule, mentioning the postponed exam of the first their desired shift will be conducted on August date and roll 12 and the second shift during Aunumber gust 12-14. Early in the morning, NTA announced the cancellation of exams in Kerala in view of torrential rains and red alert in several districts. The exams scheduled for August 4,5 and 6 have now been postponed and fresh dates will be announced later on the NTA website. Soon afterwards, several centres cancelled the test due to server issues. A 38-year-old married woman and her alleged paramour were tied to a tree and a pole and thrashed by villagers in full public view at Jagulleipada within Derabish police limits here on Thursday . Some of the villagers also recorded the incident on their mobile phones and posted the video on social media platforms. The villagers alleged that the woman was in an illicit relationship with a 32-year-old man for the past six months. The woman’s husband works as a plumber in Gujarat. Paresh Behera, a villager, said, “We tied both of them to a tree and a pole after the married woman was caught with her paramour inside a house. The duo was involved in immoral activities since long.” The woman and the youth tied up to a tree and a pole at Jagulleipada village However, another local Arakhita Das condemned the incident. “I was appalled to see the inhuman treatment meted out to the the couple. Many villagers watched helplessly as some locals assaulted the duo and threatened them. Luckily, the woman the youth did not sustain any serious injuries in the incident.” he added. Denying the allegations of an illicit relationship, the woman said, “I was only talk- india high on tejas-win Historic medal Late inclusion in the team, Tejaswin Shankar became the first Indian to win a high jump medal at the Commonwealth Games late on Wednesday. He managed to win a bronze clearing 2.22m Tejaswin Shankar during medal ceremony | AP ing to a village youth in my house when some people dragged us outside and tied us to a tree. They also abused and kicked me and the youth, but some other villagers tried to save us.” Derabish IIC Jyoti Prakash Swain said no one has filed any complaint with police in this connection. After getting an FIR, we will take action against the villagers who assaulted the woman and the youth. boxing squash More medals assured Ghosal-Pallikal in last four Sagar Ahlawat, Amit Panghal and Jasmine stormed into semis to assure India medals with dominating victories. 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