tirupati l tuesday l november 22, 2022 l `9.00 l PAGES 12 l late city EDITION New norms to curb fake, paid reviews on Amazon, Flipkart E-commerce platforms will now have to disclose all paid consumer reviews of products and services on their sites Compliance will be VOLUNTARY INITIALLY New Standards to protect consumers The Department of Consumer Affairs on Monday launched a framework titled ‘Indian Standard (IS) 19000:2022 ‘Online Consumer Reviews — Principles and Requirements for their Collection, Moderation and Publication’. Initially, the standards will be voluntary for compliance by e-commerce firms but may be made mandatory if the menace continues ■ Online reviews play a vital role in making purchase decisions on e-commerce platforms and, therefore, reviews should be legitimate, accurate and not misleading, said Consumer Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh. “We are probably the first country in the world to formulate standards for online reviews,” he added IS 19000:2022 WILL BE applicable to EVERY platform THAT publishES consumer reviews 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 Many kids 5.6-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia kills at least 162, most of them children. Over 320 others injured; epicentre in Cianjur area Santosh, two others fail to turn up for SIT quizzing 10 km, the US Geological Survey said Most of the victims died in collapsed buildings @ Hyderabad SIT all prepped for questioning BL Santosh, Tushar Vallepalli, Jaggu Swami and an advocate B Srinivas on Monday, ironically only Srinivas turned up. Sources from Kerala says that Tushar is taking shelter in Karnataka possibly in Mysuru or Mangalore and Jaggu Swami is also trying to take shelter in any BJP ruled State. BL Santosh, national general secretary of BJP, who was served notices to the BJP office in Karnataka on November 16 to appear for questioning and co-operate in the investigation, sources said that Santosh who is currently in Gujarat with the election campaign in that State and said that he is not aware of the notices. The High Court ordered to serve the notices in Delhi and ordered the Delhi police to assist the SIT in serving notices. Neither Hyderabad police are answering to the notices as the HC directed not to reveal anything to the media, nor the Delhi police as they also are tight-lipped. On the other hand, advocate Srinivas who was summoned to question pertaining to booking flight ticket to one of the accused Simhayajulu, appeared before the SIT at ICCC in Banjara Hills on Monday He was let off after . the questioning and directed him to appear for questioning anytime when called in. express read UP man arrested for killing daughter Lucknow: The murder of Ayushi Chaudhury, whose body was found stuffed in a trolley bag in the service lane of Yamuna Expressway in Mathura last Friday, has emerged as a case of honour killing. Her parents were arrested in Mathura on Monday. Ayushi was allegedly killed by her father Nitesh Yadav, UP police said | P8 PM to distribute offer letters to 71k recruits New Delhi: Under the Rozgar Mela, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday will distribute about 71,000 appointment letters to newly inducted recruits. On the occasion, PM Modi also launched Karmayogi Prarambh module, an online orientation course for all new appointees. He will virtually address appointees, PMO said Meta tools to protect minors on FB, Insta Meta, the company that owns social media platforms Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, said on Monday that teens’ privacy settings will be ‘private’ when they join. Plus, the Message button will be deactivated when their profiles are viewed by ‘suspicious’ adults | P10 Bandung Thousands of houses, shops, hospitals and a school in the town severely damaged West Java Toll expected to rise as more people are still trapped in collapsed buildings. Access to them cut off due to landslides Many of the dead were public school students who had finished their classes and were taking extra lessons at Islamic schools Cianjur is densely populated and prone to landslides. Its poorly built houses were reduced to rubble in many areas No reports of casualties or major damage in Jakarta Indonesia is prone to high seismic activity due to its position on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where tectonic plates collide Bali, the venue of the recent G20 summit, was unaffected | P9 Survivors receive medical treatment outside of a local hospital following an earthquake in Cianjur, West Java on Monday | AP heating up E XPR E SS N E WS S E RVIC E Indonesia Cianjur among 162 killed in Java quake Occurred at a shallow depth of Shallow but deadly tremors Jakarta Bogor First Rahul-Modi sparring match on Guj poll turf Cong leader takes break from Bharat Jodo Yatra, reaches out to tribals in his first rally D i l i p S i n g h K s h at r i ya those who have been thrown out of power by the people are now taking out a padyatra to Campaigning for the Decem- return to power. ber 1 first phase of Gujarat As“Some people are doing a sembly elections became spicy padyatra to get back to power. on Monday with Congress lead- They are also taking along er Rahul Gandhi adthose who had stalled dressing his first poll the Nar mada dam rally in the state, and project for 40 years Prime Minister through litigation and Narendra Modi mockkept Gujarat thirsty. ing him over his In this election, people Bharat Jodo Yatra. of Gujarat will punish At a rally Rahul adthose who were dressed in Mahuva in against the Narmada Surat district after project,” he said, altaking a break from luding to anti-dam acThere was a time the yatra, he sought to tivist Medha Patkar when there was strengthen his party’s joining Rahul’s yatra acute water traditional bond with shortage. I had said in Maharashtra a few tribals in Gujarat, saydays ago. Surendranagar ing they have the first district will be the He went on to attack right to land and for- biggest beneficiary the Congress claiming of the Narmada est resources across it does not talk about project. Today, I the country . development during stand validated Criticising the term elections any longer. Vanavasi used by the “Instead, Congress BJP to describe the leaders are saying tribals, Rahul alleged they will show Modi that the real intention his aukat (status). Just behind using this look at their arroterm is to keep the gance. They do belong tribal population in to a royal family while , the forests, far away I am merely a servant from modern educahaving no aukat,” tion and health faciliModi quipped. ties. Pointing out that At Rahul’s rally, the Adivasis are real They want you to Bharatsinh, son of live in the jungles. owners of the land former Congress heavAfter that, they and forests in India, start taking away yweight Madhavsinh he went on to allege Solanki, attempted a the jungles from that the current dis- you. If it continues, live translation of his pensation at the Cen- in another 5-10 yrs, speech in Hindi into tre wants strip the tri- all the jungles will Gujarati but made a bals off their land and be in the hands of 2 hash of it. The crowd give them away to a to 3 industrialists cheered as Bharatsinh few industrialists. was taken off midway As for Modi, he took by candidate Anant pot shots at Rahul without Patel. Rahul went on speaking naming him at a public meet- in Hindi much to the relief of ing in Surendranagar, saying the gathering. @ Ahmedabad Slowdown coming, warn Goldman Sachs, Crisil eXPR E SS n E WS s eRVIC E 2023 growth forecast @ New Delhi WHILE India has so far managed to steer clear of the heat of the global slowdown, rating agencies feel the coming year will be different, as they continue to cut the country’s GDP growth projection for 2023. In the latest round of revisions, Goldman Sachs, Crisil and Icra have slashed India’s growth prospects. While Goldman Sachs has cut India’s growth projection to 5.9% in calendar year 2023 from 6.9% Saka, Rashford shine for England Bukayo Saka and Marcus Rashford put last year’s European Championships loss behind them, combining to score three goals in England’s 6-2 rout of Iran on Monday. Both players missed penalties in the shootout loss to Italy in the Euro 2020 final and were then subjected to racist abuse. A year later, Saka scored twice at Khalifa International Stadium and Rashford came off the bench to add another with his first move Reserve Bank of India 7% Crisil 7% Goldman Sachs 5.9% Moody’s 4.8% growth this year, Crisil revised down India’s FY23 growth forecast to 7% from 7.3% projected earlier. On its part, Icra halved the FY23 second quarter growth estimate to 6.5% citing higher input costs and low external demand. England hit Iran for six The 2020 Euro finalists have started their World Cup campaign with a massive 6-2 win over Iran. A look.. The mystery of a missing 24year-old man more than a year ago was solved on Monday with police taking into custody seven persons allegedly involved in his killing. Based on the confession of the accused, the police exhumed the body near Bommuluru tollgate and sent it for DNA testing. Jangam Chanti Babu of Gorijavolu village in Palnadu district, went missing in Septem- ber last year. His body was found in a burial ground near Bommuluru tollgate under Krishna district limits. Speaking to TNIE, Palnadu district Superintendent of Police Y Ravishankar Reddy said Chanti Babu used to work as a real estate mediator in Nadendla mandal and met the accused Rayapati Venkanna while dealing with a property dispute. Both became friends in a short period and Venkanna disclosed his identity as an interstate property offender to Congress to move SC against release of Rajiv case convicts P r ee t h a n a i r @ New Delhi DAYS after the Centre moved the Supreme Court against the premature release of six convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Congress on Monday said that it will file an intervention application in the review petition filed by the government. “We will file an intervention application in the review petition filed by the Centre,” AICC general secretary Jairam Ramesh told this newspaper. Intervention application means that a third party (intervener) may file a plea to ‘interrupt’ the proceedings of a case and claim a right to hearing in the interest of justice. Sources said the Congress will file the application in a few days, probably this week itself. On November 11, the Supreme Court had granted premature release of Nalini Sriharan, Robert Pais, Ravichandran, Suthenthira Raja alias Santhan, Shriharan alias Murugan and Jaikumar, who were serving life sentence in the case. Chanti Babu and asked him to help convert the stolen gold and other properties into cash. “Greedy over easy money, Chanti Babu accepted his proposal and even participated in crimes along with Venkanna,” the SP said. Everything was fine until Chanti Babu allegedly misused 330 grams of stolen gold ornaments. When he misused the gold without Venkanna’s notice, the latter developed a grudge against him and wanted to take revenge as Chanti Babu Just hours before the first match on Monday, players wearing armbands in support of the “OneLove” campaign were set to take the field, FIFA warned they would be shown yellow cards — two of which lead to a player’s expulsion from that game and also the next. That changed the calculation for the seven European teams, which may have expected to be fined for the gesture Group C: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, 3.30 PM, Mexico vs Poland, 9.30 PM Group D: Denmark vs Tunisia, 6.30 PM, France vs Australia 12.30 AM on Wednesday England’s Bukayo Saka (L) celebrates scoring his team’s second against Iran on Monday | afp Missing man found dead after one year @ Vijayawada FIFA says no to OneLove armbands Today’s matches body exhumed E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e “We expect growth to be a tale of two halves in 2023, with a slowdown in the first half,” Santanu Sengupta, India economist at Goldman Sachs, said in a note on Sunday. “In the second half, we expect growth to re-accelerate as global growth recovers, the net export drag declines, and the investment cycle picks up,” he added. Crisil, which sees GDP growth further slowing down to 6% in fiscal 2024, cited the slowdown in global growth that has started impacting In- was reluctant to give his share. “With an aim to take avenge for cheating him, Venkanna went to Chanti Babu’s house on September 15, 2022 and brought him to Vijayawada. Venkanna along with six others joined in the settlement that took place in a hotel near Besant Road. They beat him to death as the talks turned futile. Later, they shifted the body, buried it in a burial ground at Bommuluru and left the place,” the SP reP4 vealed. dia’s exports and industrial activity “This will test the re. silience of domestic demand,” said Dharmakirti Joshi, chief economist at Crisil. India’s merchandise exports dropped 17% in October 2022 to $29.73 billion from $35.78 billion in the same month a year ago, while merchandise trade deficit rose to $27 billion. According to Aditi Nayar, chief economist at Icra, Q2FY23 economic growth will slow down on account of mixed crop output and the ripple effect of global slowdown. Record-breaker Jagadeesan lights up Chinnaswamy BENGALURU: Less than a week after being released by Chennai Super Kings, TN batter N Jagadeesan has stacked up record after record in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy. Monday was the highlight of all as Jagadeesan smashed a record-breaking 277 against Arunchal Pradesh at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, registering the highest-ever individual score List-A cricket Full Coverage Page 12 Fear of failure even in Kuppam made Naidu frustrated, says Jagan boothulu (expletives) party and Jana Sena rowdy sena,” he remarked. Chief Minister YS Jagan MoAttributing his success in han Reddy has described TDP every by-election, and local chief N Chandrababu Naidu’s elections after 2019 to the good recent outburst in Kurnool that done to the people in a system2024 will be his last atic manner, Jagan election, if not voted said people who said to power, as fear of bye-bye Babu in 2019, failure even on his had once again said home turf Kuppam bye-bye Babu in muconstituency . nicipal, ZPTC, MPTC Addressing a large and sarpanch gathering at Naraselections. apuram in West Goda“Out of frustration, Assess vari district on Monhe held his head murYSRC govt: d a y a f t e r l a y i n g CM to people muring ‘Edemi Karma foundation stone and Ra Babu’ (What KarThe Chief inaugurating a slew of ma is this), which Minister urged development projects made his son and fospeople to take and welfare proter son also fume ‘Edegrammes worth `3,300 the good done to mi Karma Ra Babu’. them to assess crore, Jag an went In 1995, when Naidu hammer and tongs the government backstabbed his faagainst the TDP chief. and if they think ther-in-law NTR, who “Naidu has failed to some good was gave him a place in his done, stand by do anything worthhouse, party and cabi, your Jagan while in his long ponet, he too might have litical career, so he and thought on the same his foster son (Pawan Kalyan) lines -- Edemi Karma Ra Babu,” have nothing to claim before he opined. Ridiculing the TDP people. Hence, they are venting chief ’s ‘threatening’ remarks their frustration as evident in Kurnool, Jagan said Naidu from their recent speeches. To- is behaving like a spurned poP4 day, TDP has become Telugu litical lover. E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Vijayawada
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