BENGALURU SATURDAY DECEMBER 03, 2022 `9.00 PAGES 26 LATE 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 | P15 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 CBI to question KCR’s daughter Kavitha on Tue Interrogation will happen at her Hyderabad home over bribes in Delhi liquor policy scam S H A H I D F A R I D I @ New Delhi with which you may be aquainted with, hence your examinaThe CBI on Friday summoned tion on such facts is required in Telangana Chief Minister the interest of investigation.” K Chandrashekar Rao’s daughThe letter requested her to ter K Kavitha for questioning inform about her place of resiin connection with the Delhi dence (Hyderabad or preferably liquor scam case. Kavitha has Delhi) as per her convenience been asked by the CBI for her examination at to make herself avail11 am on December 6 able on December 6. (Tuesday). In a letter dated After receiving the 2.12.2022 bearing subCBI letter, Kavitha isject “Notice under secsued a statement, saytion 160 CrPC for ining, “I’ve been issued a vestigation of case RC CBI notice under Sec53 (A) 2022 of CBI/ tion 160 of CrPC, seekACB/Delhi reg”, the South Group ing my clarification. I CBI said: “The subject have informed the auThe ED, in its cited case has been thorities that I can application, registered on the basis meet them at my resiof written complaint alleged that the dence in Hyderabad received from Shri South Group was on December 6 as per controlled by Praveen Kumar Rai, their request.” Sarath Reddy, Director, MHA, Govt Kavitha was formalK Kavitha and of India vide OM No ly named as a suspect Magunta 14035/06/2022-De;hi-1 in the Delhi liquor Srinivasulu dated 22/07/22 u/s 120scam for the first time Reddy. It had B r/w Section 7 of PC by the Enforcement Act (as amended in given kickbacks Directorate in a re2018) and Section 477- to the AAP while mand application filed explaining the A of IPC against Shri by the a g ency on Manish Sisodia, depu- modus operandi Thursday for another of the scam ty chief minister, accused Amit Arora. GNCT of Delhi and 14 The ED alleged in others regarding the allegation its application that Kavitha pertaining to excise policy of was part of a ‘South Group’ GNCT of Delhi for the year that paid an estimated `100 2021-22.” crore bribe to Aam Aadmi ParThe CBI’s letter further said, ty leaders, some of whom were “During the course of investi- part of the Delhi government, gation of the subject cited case through a party functionary, certain facts have emerged Vijay Nair. SHUTTLER Lakshya Sen booked High Grounds police station in Bengaluru has registered a case against ace badminaton player Lakshya Sen after a complaint was filed against him for allegedly fudging his age | P3 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. 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. Court orders arrest of ex-min 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 | P10 LITERARY EXTRAVAGANZA The 11th edition of Bangalore Lit Festival begins today CE: P1 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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