81% Slovakia EUROPE’S HEAVY DEPENDENCE 64.4% | Hungary What % of their oil imports come from Russia 38.7% | Turkey 38% | Poland 35.1% | Estonia 22.1% | Italy 23% Germany 17.3% | Belgium 17.1% | Netherlands bhubaneswar l sunday l december 04, 2022 l `12.00 l PAGES 24 l jeypore EDITION SOURCE: International Energy Agency/BBC Russia rejects oil price cap The $60/barrel price cap proposed by G7 and backed by the European Union is set to come into effect on Monday. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia will not accept any price ceiling on its oil. A senior Russian official said Moscow will not supply oil to countries that implement the cap | P9 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 Make-in-Odisha breaks new ground with `10L cr pitch CM Naveen Patnaik terms the summit a grand success as proposals surpass last two editions Hemant Kumar Rout @ Bhubaneswar TRS’ Kavitha changes tack E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Hyderabad A day after accepting the CBI’s request for her questioning on December 6 in the Delhi excise policy scam, TRS leader K Kavitha changed tack and sought copies of a complaint and other documents the probe agency had cited in its notice. In her letter to the CBI on Saturday she said the date of , her questioning could be fixed after she acquaints herself with the contents of the complaint. In other words, her offer to meet CBI officials at her residence in Hyderabad on December 6 is subject to the receipt of the documents. On Saturday mor ning, Kavitha called on her father Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao. Sources said the legal aspects of the CBI notice were examined in detail by both of them, after which the letter was sent in the evening. Kavitha’s letter to Alok Kumar Shahi, DSP, CBI states: “I would request you to kindly provide me copies of the complaint... Date of our meeting can be fixed at Hyderabad after the receipt of the documents.” The three-day-long Make-in-Odisha 3.0 investment summit came to an end on Saturday notching commitments to the tune of over `10 lakh crore, possibly the highest received by any state postCovid. Among the major sectors, 145 proposals of around `5.5 lakh crore are said to be in the mineral, metal, and metal ancillary and downstream sector, followed by 32 intents of around `2.38 lakh crore in power, renewable and green energy sector and 87 projects of ` 1.19 lakh crore in logistics and infrastructure sector. Announcing the overall investment proposals here, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik termed the MIO 2022 a grand success as the commitments received during the flagship event has crossed the total value of investments pocketed in the previous two summits. “The investment intents of `10.5 lakh crore would generate employment potential for over 10 lakh people. It is a win-win situation for both the state and industries. Let us all work hard to implement these investments on the ground and take Odisha to a new era of industry-led growth,” The e-Social Network WITH THIS ISSUE PLUS 12 PAGES Pradhan responds to Naveen’s Rly charge, says CM is misled E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Bargarh THE exchange of barbs in Padampur bypoll continued on the last day of the campaigning as Union Minister for Education Dharmendra Pradhan took the attack to BJD camp and questioned Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for claiming Centre sat on execution of rail project from Bargarh to Nuapada via Padampur. Addressing a public meeting at Jagdalpur in Padampur sub-division on Saturday, Pradhan said state government’s Odisha Rail Infrastructure Development Ltd ‘India’s telecom tech will win the world’ CM Naveen Patnaik addression the valedictory session on Saturday | Express he said. The chief minister thanked the country partners Japan, Norway and Germany for their support and cooperation. He hoped the collaboration would further strengthen the relationship and create more opportunities for mutual trade, commerce, and people-to-people associations. “Let the juggernaut move on,” he summed up. Naveen had also inaugurated five companies and laid foundation for five more during the conclave. The 10 projects have a total investment value of `4,595 crore with employment potential of 15,135 people. Continued on P5 W e will win the world… With these words, Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Union Minister of Communications, Electronics and Information Technology, and Railways, emphasised that the country’s telecom technology sector is ready to take on the high and mighty across the globe. Vaishnaw said India will become a major exporter of telecom technology in the next 2-3 years, and that the country will break the dominance of the top global companies in the coming years. Vaishnaw was speaking at the first edition of TNIE Delhi Dialogue here on Saturday In a . freewheeling conversion with the Delhi Bureau of TNIE, the dutch of class in u.s. win Netherlands became the first team to advance to the last eight of the World Cup. A look at the match... Denzel Dumfries celebrates his goal against USA with teammates in Doha on Saturday | AP Red after goal high! Vincent Aboubakar headed in a stoppage-time winner and was then sent off as Cameroon claimed a memorable 1-0 win over Brazil on Friday. Aboubakar broke the deadlock in the 92nd minute. He was booked for removing his shirt in the wild celebrations that followed and, having already been cautioned, had to leave | P11 clinical finish The pattern of the match progressed on expected lines with US showing plenty of energy but they left big gaps behind that the Netherlands exploited. Before half-time they raced into a twogoal lead with both first half shots on target resulting in goals. US got one back but Netherlands were always in command fighting contest In a feisty contest that saw tempers flare, Switzerland became the final team to book last 16 berth with 3-2 a win over Serbia. The close game witnessed as many as 11 yellow cards — most in a World Cup game since the 2010 final. The Swiss team will face Portugal next Today’s matches (Rd of 16): France vs Poland | 8:30 PM, England vs Senegal | 12:30 AM cat walk Tiger walks into Debrigarh sanctuary E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Sambalpur A YOUNG adult tiger walking the forest roads of Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary has pleasantly surprised naturalists of the State. The tiger, about three years, was first sighted on the evening of December 1 at around 5 pm walking through the entry point of sanctuary even forest staff, safari vehicles and tourists looked on with awe. The young cat walked on the forest road for a long time without caring for tourists and sans any disturbance, it moved into the forest. It is presumed to be a male. The last time a tiger footprint was found in Debrigrah was in 2018 when remains of a big cat were found in a trap. Needless to state, over the last two days, the Hirakud Wildlife Division has swung into action, installed (ORIDL) has been entrusted with the project but BJD has put up hoardings across Padampur saying the project is being executed by the BJP. “The Union Railway Minister (Ashwini Vaishnaw) had replied to your minister that ORIDL is entrusted with the railway project which was approved by the ministry Your . chief secretary is chairman of the company which you could have at least verified.” he said. Launching a scathing attack, Pradhan said those ones close to the CM are misleading him for vote Continued on P5 politics. The tiger sighted taking a stroll on a path in Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary | Express camera-traps and other surveillance besides beefing up protection measures to keep the new guest safe. The tiger is believed to be a dispersing one from Madhya Pradesh or Chhattisgarh. Chief Wildlife Warden SK Popli said prima facie the big cat appears to have come from Chhattis- garh as Debrigarh is well connected to the neighbouring state. “Debrigarh has a healthy herbivore density which makes it a potential habitat for tigers. The presence of the tiger is a good sign which proves the sanctuary is an appropriate site for big cat conservation,” the PCCF (Wildlife) added. Divisional Forest Officer of Anshu Pragyan Das said adequate protection measures have been put in place after the tiger’s entry. Two monitoring units have been set up including one inside the sanctuary and another at division office of Hirakud. As many as 12 patrolling units supported with apps are manning the sanctuary round-the-clock. Besides, more than 100 camera traps are installed throughout the sanctuary and metal detectors are being used to scan vulnerable zones. Continued on P5 minister said that India has already started getting queries from various countries, including developed nations, about the world-class 4G and 5G stack developed here in the last couple of years. Vaishnaw was forthright in his responses and played all the difficult questions with a straight bat. On the controversial issue of the new personal data protection (draft) bill, he dismissed concerns over the government exempting itself from most of the provisions of the law. He said most exemptions are specific, and each has a clear logic to it. “There are developed Western countries that have given many more exemptions than what we have given to ourselves,” he said. Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw Vaishnaw was dismissive of ‘experts’ creating panic over it, saying, “I have met people who very deeply understand privacy and privacy-related regulations, and have worked in the field in other geographies. I must have by now met 90 such experts — real experts.” Defending the draft data privacy law, Vaishnaw said it is for the first time that citizens’ safety has been kept the central theme of a bill. The discussion also veered to the draft telecom bill, which has also created its own set of controversies – the primary being the proposal to bring OTT platforms under a licence regime. However, the minister hinted that the OTT platforms will have to deal with only “light-touch regulations”. Vaishnaw wears many hats, and being the railway minister is one of them. He announced that work on the first bullet train is on in full swing. Around 112 km of the track has been built since August 2021. The first trial runs of the bullet train will be held in 2026, Vaishnaw said. The full coverage of the TNIE Delhi Dialogue will appear on Tuesday .
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