sambalpur l thursday l december 08, 2022 l `9.00 l PAGES 12 l city EDITION World Bank report warns of unsurvivable heat wave India could soon experience heat waves that break human survivability limit, the World Bank said in its latest report Extreme climate events rising in India 380 mn depend on heat-exposed labour The World Bank report titled ‘Climate Investment Opportunities in India’s Cooling Sector’ said severe heat waves, responsible for thousands of deaths across India over the past few decades, are increasing with alarming frequency. It said the country could become one of the first places in the world to experience such extreme climate events that can be fatal “Up to 75 per cent of India’s workforce, or 380 million people, depend on heat-exposed labour, at times working in potentially life-threatening temperatures,” the report said. India has the largest heat exposure impacts on heavy labour among South Asian countries, losing 101 billion hours a year, the report added 34 million Projected job loss in India by 2030 due to heat-linked productivity dip 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 Municipal Corporation of Delhi in AAP pocket Wins 134 wards, BJP manages 104; Congress reduced to single digit figures that matter U j w a l Ja l a l i @ New Delhi Finally, what AAP thought happened, not in the exact measure, but in its historical proportion. The Arvind Kejriwal-led party ended the BJP’s 15-year rule over the MCD, bagging 134 of the 250 seats, forcing the BJP to settle at 104 and Congress at a distant 9 seats. For AAP it is a wish fulfilled: , it now rules Delhi and the civic body whose unification from three separate bodies a few months back was thought to be a pro-BJP move. On Wednesday, the BJP could draw solace from a fragile fact: it has fared better than what was projected by exit polls. The results humiliated the Congress as it won only nine seats and, worse, 188 of its 247 candidates lost their deposits. An element of history joined AAP’s win. It is for the first time that the AAP has managed to wrest power from the BJP in any of the battles of the ballot since the party’s birth a decade ago. AAP has won two other elections — the Delhi Assembly (2015 & 2019) and Punjab (2022). In all these polls, AAP swept the Congress off, while it faced defeat in BJP-ruled states like Uttarakhand, Goa and Uttar 69 49 02 Three-time finalists still searching for their first title. Have relied a lot on Cody Gakpo’s goals. Play a counterattacking brand of football 250 Total wards AAP 134 7.18% 11.68% BJP 1 0 4 Co n g 9 Men Others 3 42.05% 39.09% Others 65 55 01 04 AAP BJP Others Cong AAP Vote share Congress BJP Pradesh. In Delhi, AAP singularly targeted the city’s ever-rising three landfill sites, promising to remove the muck and squalor from Delhi’s midst. The BJP got back at AAP by selectively leaking video clips on the so-called corruption cases, including the Delhi excise scam. In the previous elections, the BJP had trounced both the AAP and the Congress by winning 181 of 272 wards of the three municipal corporations. Kejriwal termed the “decisive Modric Thiago Saiss Messi Pepe England Another side that turned on the style in R-16. Have a well-rounded attacking unit where multiple players can chip in with goals In his first speech as chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar on Wednesday took on the Supreme Court, describing its 2015 verdict that struck down the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) bill as a glaring instance of severe compromise of parliamentary sovereignty and disregard of people’s mandate. Dhankar said there is no parallel in democratic history where a legitimate Constitution- Women victory” to be an affirmation for his party’s honest politics. “People of Delhi have now entrusted their son to clean Delhi and rid MCD of corruption. I won’t let them down,” he said at the AAP headquarters. Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta said the people have given them almost 40% vote share along with 104 wards and responsibility as a strong opposition. As for the dispirited Congress, it claimed that the people have rejected the BJP. Brazil Struggled for goals early on but turned on the style against South Korea. They are two matches away from reaching an 8th final & first since 2002 Stumbled early on but have grown into the tournament but almost let that Round of 16 match against Australia slip. Lionel Messi has been the difference maker Portugal Dropping Ronaldo gave their forward line a new lease of life. Will they stick to their new belief? Have the potential to go all the way France Looked a bit shaky at the back but when you have Kylian Mbappe, why worry? The midfield is a bit lightweight and can be a bit worrisome Kane Lloris Quarterfinals | Friday: 8.30 PM - Croatia vs Brazil. 12.30 AM (Sat) - Netherlands vs Argentina. Saturday: 8.30 PM - Morocco vs Portugal. 12.30 AM (Sun) - England vs France al prescription was judicially undone. He underscored Parliament’s position as the exclusive and the ultimate determinative of the architecture of the Constitution. “Hon’ble members, there is no parallel to such a development in democratic history where a duly legitimised Constitutional prescription has been judicially undone. It’s a glaring instance of severe compromise of Parliamentary sovereignty,” the V-P said. He pointed out that WITH only few hours left for counting of votes in Padampur by-election, Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik’s meeting with party leaders in charge of election management has sparked curiosity in political circles. The chief minister took blockwise review of Padampur, Paikamal and Jharbandh under the Assembly segment. The exercise on the eve of the vote counting assumed significance as the outcome of the bypoll will set the tone for the simultaneous elections to Assembly and Lok Sabha in 2024. With Congress accepting defeat before announcement of the result, stakes are high for the ruling BJD and the BJP. A win Counting in 23 rounds Chief electoral officer Sushil Kumar Lohani said counting will start on Thursday morining and done in 23 rounds to decide the fate of 10 candidates including BJP’s Pradip Purohit, BJD’s Barsha Singh Bariha and Congress’s Satya Bhusan Sahu. Strict measures have been taken to ensure smooth and fair counting process | P3 for the regional party will demonstrate that the popularity of Naveen is very much intact while a back-to-back defeat after its debacle in Dhamnagar bypoll will change the perception that the regional satrap is no more invincible. An initially H e m ant K u m ar R o u t @ Bhubaneswar In a major agricultural innovation, the National Rice Research Institute (NRRI) has developed a high protein rice variety that can be a key player in the fight against malnutrition in the country. Billed as the country’s first high protein rice, the new variety - Dhan 310 will replace the popular high yielding variety ‘Naveen’ in irrigated and shallow rain-fed areas. MO N I K A YA D A V @ New Delhi WHAT THE REPO RATE HIKE MEANS If you have taken a loan, or are planning to take one, you may have to shell out more as banks are likely to raise interest rates Parallelly, interest rates on deposits in banks are also expected to rise Experts feel the real estate sector will be the most hit as higher home loan rates will put off potential buyers in’ lending rates. Banks are expected to raise interest rates of home loans and other loans linked to the repo rate (at which RBI lends to banks). Home loan rates are already at 9% or more. The burden on existing home loan borrowers could go up by `9501,200 per EMI for an outstanding This rice variety has a medium duration of 120 to 125 days, semi-dwarf plant of 110 cm with medium slender and good grain quality. The average protein content is around 10.2 per cent (pc) in polished rice and has an average grain yield of 4483 kg per ha. NRRI principal scientist K Chattopadhyay said though rice is the staple food for more than 70 pc population, a majority of the essential micronutrients like iron and zinc loan of `50 lakh with a tenure of 10-25 years. Loans are only going to be costlier in the coming months as RBI has given clear indications that the rate hikes are far from over. Experts see another 25 bps rate hike. Realtors say another rate hike could derail the recovery in the property market by making the af- fordable housing segment unaffordable. On the bright side, there’s hope for savers as banks are likely to raise deposit rates. Inflation will, however, continue to pinch the common man as RBI has retained its inflation target for FY23 at 6.7% — with Q3 inflation at 6.6% and Q4 inflation at 5.9% — which is still higher than its upper tolerance level of 6%. High inflation and interest rates are weighing down the economy with RBI revising the growth rate for FY23 to 6.8% from its earlier projection of 7%. With global slowdown looming large amid high inflation and high interest rate, the common man faces uncertainty in the immediate future. Gaganyaan-1 First manned space mission strategically timed for LS polls K A R T H I K K K @ Mysuru INDIA’s maiden manned space mission, Gaganyaan-1, is likely to be scheduled in 2024, just before the Lok Sabha elections, sources told this newspaper. “There have been instructions from the Union government that although the Covid disruption forced delays in the project timeline, we have to try and complete the tests in 2023 so that the project is launched in 2024 before the Lok Sabha polls,” a senior scientist said. nervous BJD, however, appears confident of winning with bigger margin than expected. It was evident when leaders emerging from the meeting said that the entire game of the BJP changed after the visit of the chief minister to Padampur where he held three election rallies. Exuding confidence of the ruling party taking lead in all three blocks and Padampur NAC under the constituency, Dhenkanal MLA Sudhir Kumar Samal and one of the party observers told the media that the people will come to know within 24 hours how the ‘Vikash Rath’ of the chief minister has entered Padampur. He said the people have showered their love to BJD and the development works been done there by Naveen Continued on P5 Patnaik. scrupulously adhere to their respective domains, Dhankhar said, adding that the doctrine of separation of powers must be respected. “Any incursion by one institution in the domain of the other has the potential to upset the governance apple cart,” he said. Last week, speaking at an event in the presence of Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud, Dhankar had said the power of the people reflected through the most certified mechanism on a legitimised platform, was undone. express read Germany busts cell plotting a coup Berlin: German police staged nationwide raids on Wednesday and arrested 25 people suspected of belonging to a far-right “terror cell” plotting to overthrow the government and attack parliament. Around 3,000 officers including elite anti-terror units took part in the early morning raids and searched more than 130 properties | P9 56 cases filed by CBI against MPs, MLAs in 5 yrs New Delhi: As no one is above the law, as many as 56 cases were lodged against the country’s MLAs and MPs in the last five years by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Out of 56 cases registered in different states by the central agencyCBI, charge sheets have been filed in 22 cases till date | P7 NRRI releases country’s 1st high protein rice variety Cost of living to go up as RBI raises rate by 35 basis points YOUR cost of living has just gone up. And, it will continue to stay that way for quite some time, going by the Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy statement released on Wednesday According to . RBI, the common man will continue to bear the brunt of price rise and high interest rates as the central bank’s fight against inflation is not over yet. Seeking to cool inflation, RBI gover nor Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday announced a 35 basis points increase in the benchmark interest rate. This, however, which will trigger another round of hike the NJAC bill had received unprecedented bipartisan support but was quashed on the ground that it was not in sync with the basic structure of the Constitution. Calling Parliament the custodian of the “ordainment of the people”, Dhankar also said it was duty bound to address the issue and expressed confidence that it would do so. Democracy blossoms and flourishes when its three facets — the legislature, the judiciary and the executive — Padampur result today: Confidence in BJD camp as Naveen meets leaders @ Bhubaneswar Argentina van Dijk S hr u ti K akkar @ New Delhi E x p ress N e w s S er v i c e The prospect of an Argentina - Brazil semifinal looms large as the quarterfinal line-ups have been identified. A look at all eight teams... Netherlands Morocco They have based their performances around great defensive work and relyed on a fast break. Can they keep doing it? 05 AAP BJP Others Cong heavy eights Croatia 2018 finalists have been run-ragged a few times but are still fighting with an ageing but still world class team. You fear for them gender break-up of councillors In maiden speech, V-P Dhankar raps SC over NJAC The original launch schedule was December 2020, but ISRO had to change the dates following the pandemic. Now, with preparations in full swing, the two major tests — Test Vehicle Demonstrations (TV-D1 and TV-D2) — are expected to be carried out in February 2023 and December 2023, respectively. While TV-D1 will be a high altitude abort test (which will test the crew escape system in case of anything going wrong), the TV-D2 will be an unmanned mission to test whether all parameters of the flight without a crew would work fine during the final mission. Only after that will the main manned space mission take place. The date of the final mission has not been fixed. But, senior scientists at ISRO and Defence Food Research Laboratory under Defence Research and Development Organisation confirmed the Centre’s 2024 fiat. High protein variety Dhan 310 and important vitamins are lost during the process of milling and polishing. “Rice is also relatively low in protein as compared to other cereals such as wheat, barley and other millets. So we decided to develop the rice variety with high protein and high nutritional values. The variety has been released for the states like Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Assam,” he said. Apart from the high protein variety the institute has also re, leased three other varieties Dhan 315, Dhan 311 and Dhan 411 (Swarnanjali). Continued on P5
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