HUBBALLI SATURDAY DECEMBER 03, 2022 `9.00 PAGES 18 CITY EDITION The KnockOut punch Japan and Morocco played beyond expectations. Germany and Belgium exit. After an exciting group stages, the knock-outs begin from Saturday. A look at who plays whom in the Round of 16 and potential clashes TOP HALF DECEMBER 3 8.30 PM Netherlands vs USA 12.30 AM (Sun) Argentina vs Australia DECEMBER 5 8.30 PM Japan vs Croatia 12.30 AM (Tue) To Be Decided ( Brazil) vs South Korea BOTTOM HALF DECEMBER 4 8.30 PM France vs Poland 12.30 AM (Mon) England vs Senegal THREE AS IT STANDS DECEMBER 6 8.30pm Morocco vs Spain 12.30 AM (Wed) Portugal vs To Be Decided ( Swizterland) Brazil Swizerland Group G matches don’t finish before late night South Korea’s Hwang Hee-chan celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Portugal on Friday. South Korea move into R-16 with 2-1 victory | AP | P17 THREE ASIAN TEAMS — SOUTH KOREA, JAPAN AND AUSTRALIA — HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE ROUND OF 16 STAGE THIS TIME 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 C’garh House OKs bill to raise tribal quota to 32% Total reservation now at 76%; 4% for EWS added feature of the new amendment law E J A Z K A I S E R @ Raipur ernment should have presented the data that formed the basis A special session of the Chhat- of the reservation,” he said. tisgarh Assembly on Friday The opposition also demanded unanimously passed an reser- to raise the SC quota to 16%. vation amendment bill that Last month, Governor Anutook the total quota in the state suiya Uike had written to to a whopping 76% with the Baghel assuring him of her tribal component at 32%. support on the contentious isCalled the Chhattisgarh Pub- sue of tribal quota. In 2012, the lic Service (Scheduled Castes, BJP regime led by then chief Scheduled Tribes and Other minister Raman Singh had Backward Classes Reservation) raised the quotas to 58% for Amendment bill, it educational instituwas passed after ex- Minor flutter tions and government tensive deliberations. jobs in the state. But in A comment by The amendment bill September this year, minister raised the ST quota to the Chhattisgarh High Shivkumar 32% and ST to 13% and Court struck it down that for OBCs to 27%. Dahariya led to a as unconstitutional. The new element was faceoff with BJP Consequently, the MLA Ajay the 4% reservation to reservation for tribals t h e E c o n o m i c a l l y Chandrakar, who came down from 32% Weaker Section (EWS) questioned how to 20% while that for the Assembly in educational instituSCs went up from 13% could enact an tions and the state govto 16% while OBCs got law related to ernment jobs. 14%. With Assembly “The bill will be reservation when elections due next soon sent to the Gover- a similar issue is year, the politics of nor Anusuiya Uike for sub-judice in the tribal reservation Supreme Court assent. In districts gathered steam, forcwhere the strength of ing the government to the EWS is higher, the proposed amend the law. quota for them may proportionThe law came on a day when ally rise up to 10% but at the the trail of the coal extortion state level it will be 4%,” in- probe roiling the state reached formed Chief Minister Bhu- Chief Minister Baghel’s office pesh Baghel. with the Enforcement DirectoLeader of the Opposition rate arresting a senior bureauNarayan Chandel questioned crat posted there. Soumya why the report of the Quantifi- Chaurasia, deputy secretary in able Data Ayog was not tabled the CMO, was remanded in ED in the Assembly “The state gov- custody for four days. . Govt to KERC: Cut power tariff across state E X P R E SS N E WS S E R V I C E @ Bengaluru MUCH against the usual demand of electricity supply corporations (Escoms) to hike the power tariff, the state government is contemplating to propose to the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) to reduce the power tariff by 70 paise to Rs 2.10 per unit, across the state. Understandably the proposal is being , made ahead of the assembly elections which are few months away and also comes in the backdrop of recently held Global Investors Meet and Bengaluru Tech Summit which laid stress on generation of green energy . Energy Minister V Sunil Kumar told The New Indian Express that the proposal was being sent to the KERC. He said this was being done as the power tariff in Karnataka is higher when compared to other states. He added that the proposal also includes revision of various slabs under which consumers are charged. The idea is to reduce the existing six to seven slabs to three to ensure smooth P4 billing process. PRESS INTAKE KGF music row: HC notice to Rahul, 2 others | P4 2 kids die after dogs maul them in Ballari | P5 Kharge likely to remain leader of Opposition | P7 Panic spreads with leopards at B’luru’s gates B OS K Y K H A N N A @ Bengaluru The kin of Meghana, who was killed by a leopard, grieve for her in T Narasipur taluk in Mysuru on Friday | UDAYASHANKAR S Foresters look to catch, shoot leopard The forest department, which had issued a shoot-atsight order for the elusive leopard that had killed a young woman in Sosale Kebbehundi village in T Narasipura taluk this week, has launched a combing operation to capture or shoot the feline on Friday. UP court orders arrest of Chinmayanand N A M I TA BA J PA I @ Lucknow THE MP/MLA court of Shahjahanpur has directed the Uttar Pradesh police to arrest former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand and produce him before the court in connection with an 11-year-old rape case lodged against him by one of his disciples. Special judge Asma Sultana rejected the request made by Chinmayanand’s lawyer to allow his client time to appear before court considering his old age and ill health, citing a Supreme Court orSwami Chinmayanand der that directed him to appear in the Shahjahanpur court by November 30. However, he did not surrender before the court by the deadline. The judge posted the matter on December 9 and directed the police to produce the accused in court. The case dates back to 2011 when one of the disciples of Chinmayanand lodged a rape case against him. Chinmayanand was the Union minister of state for home in the Vajpayee cabinet. After the BJP came to power in UP it started the , process for closing the case in 2018. However, the victim opposed the closure proceedings. As a result, the court rejected the application for closure and issued a bailable warrant against the accused. UNCERTAINTY and panic is reigning among Bengalureans, especially those residing on the city outskirts. At least eight sightings of leopards on the fringes of Bengaluru have been reported in the last few days. These are from areas like Turahalli state forest, near Sompura (near Turahalli), Devanahalli, Kengeri, Ramanagara, Kanakapura, Chikkaballapur and Doddaballapur, which have been confirmed by the forest department officials. The residents, in a state of fear, have been sharing messages on each others’ whereabouts, asking to be cautious because of increased spot- EXPRESS READ Moosewala murder mastermind held in US Chandigarh: Gangster Goldy Brar, the mastermind of the murder of singer Sidhu Moosewala, is learnt to have been detained in California by US authorities | P8 Delay in treatment costs 4-year-old his life Tumakuru: A four-year-old boy, who drowned in a sump at his house in Kodigenahalli, died due to alleged delay in treatment at the Public Health Centre | P5 tings of leopards in these areas. Villagers near Gati forest, 6-7 km from Nandi forest, have complained to forest department officials about a calf killed on Thursday night. The forest officials admitted that the incident is not a regular affair. Leopard sightings are being reported from Nelamangala too. The fear of the leopards is such that on Friday morning, a wedding in Kengeri received very poor guest attendance due to threat of being intercepted by the spotted felines. The families of the bride and groom had made arrangements for around 2,000 guests after taking a loan of over Rs 3 lakh. But less than 500 people turned up, fearing leopard move- ment in the vicinity . Moreover, traffic on NICE Road has taken a hit. Besides, the daily routine of people living on the city outskirts has been affected. Office-goers have rescheduled their timings and, in some areas, shop owners refuse to open their establishments after sunset and early morning hours. A senior forest official told The New Indian Express, “There is around 1,500- 2,000 acres of forest and green patch around Bengaluru, which also includes ‘gomala’ lands (cattle grazing lands) and reserve forest patches. These areas house leopards, but with increased city expansion and rising leopard population, the sightings too have gone up.” P5 Tied to a pole and beaten up, Dalit youth ends life in Kolar E X P R E SS N E WS S E R V I C E @ Mulbagal (Kolar) UNABLE to bear alleged harassment by four persons, a Dalit youth committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in Mulbagal taluk of Kolar district. The deceased has been identified as Uday Kiran (25), resident of Bevanahalli in Mulbagal. According to a complaint lodged by Hanumappa, Uday’s brother-in-law, the deceased, while going for some work to Bairukuru along with one Na- garaj on a two-wheeler, overtook a biker, Raju, which led to a quarrel between the two and Raju reportedly assaulted Uday Later, while Uday was . returning to Bevanahalli, Raju, along w i t h t h r e e o t h e r s S h iv a r a j , Gopalakrishnappa and Munivenkatappa waylaid him and snatched his mobile phone. They then told Uday to bring his elders if he wanted his phone back. Uday however, returned , to the village and went back to PethanP4 dahalli alone to take his phone.
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