TIRUCHY l wednesday l september 27, 2023 l `9.00 l PAGES 16 l late city EDITION Waheeda rehman chosen for the DAdaSaheb Phalke Award started her career in Telugu film Industry The 85-year old actress, who started her career in 1950s, said, “I’m very happy and doubly happy because it is Dev Anand’s birthday. I think, taufa unko milna tha, mujhe mil gaya.” Waheeda Rehman and Dev Anand starred in seven movies together and are still remembered for their roles in Guide. She started her career in 1955 with Telugu films Rojulu Maraayi, Jayasimha Veteran actor Waheeda Rehman will be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2021, the highest recognition in the field of Indian cinema Had successfully teamed with Guru Dutt ■ ■ Waheeda Rehman, born in Chennai, is a Bharatanatyam dancer, too, which helped her later in movies. She is the recipient of National Film Award for best actress, Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Her other successful collaboration was with director-actor Guru Dutt. They worked in Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Chaudhvin Ka Chand | P7 90 The number of movies in which waheeda Rehman has acted so far 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 Jaishankar gives terror Govt sitting on 70 collegium fiats: SC masterclass to Canada S h r u t i k AKKAR @ New Delhi Says respect for a nation’s territorial integrity can’t be cherry-picked Y e s h i Se l i @ New Delhi External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday called out the selective approach of nations on terrorism, in what was particularly seen as a stinging attack on Canada that recently blamed India for killing its national, who was Khalistani terrorist. ‘’Political convenience determines responses to terrorism, extremism and violence. Similarly, respect for territorial integrity and non-interference in internal affairs cannot be exercises in cherry picking. When reality departs from rhetoric, we must have the courage to call it out. Without genuine solidarity there can never be real , trust. This is very much the sentiment of the Global South,’’ said Jaishankar in his address at the annual UN General Assembly session in New York. His remarks were also seen in the context of cross-border terrorism from Pakistan and the stand-off with China in the Ladakh area. “We often advocate the promotion of a rules-based order. From time to time, respect for Ram temple consecration likely on January 22 E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ New Delhi Speculation over, it’s time for the real thing. The consecration of the Ram temple in Ayodhya is expected on January 22, said Nripendra Mishra, chairperson of its construction committee on Wednesday . The construction of the ground floor of the three-storey temple will be over by December-end, he told a news agency . Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to take part in the pran pratishtha (consecration) between January 20-24, he said, adding the final date is yet to be communicated by the Prime Minister’s Office. But it is expected to be during January 20-24 as after that the PM will be very busy with Republic Day and other programmes, Mishra told PTI. The Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust will formally invite Modi for the consecration during which the idol of Ram Lalla will be installed in the sanctum sanctorum. An equipment is to be installed on shikar of the temple, which will make the Sun’s rays fall momentarily on the forehead of the deity in the sanctum sanctorum on the Ram Navami day every year. It is being built in Bengaluru and its design is being overseen by scientists, he added. The Central Building Research Institute in Roorkee and an institute in Pune jointly created a computerised programme for this, Mishra said. Foreign minister S Jaishankar addresses the UN General Assembly | AP the UN Charter is also invoked. But for all the talk, it is still a few nations who shape the agenda and seek to define the norms. This cannot go on indefinitely Nor will it go unchal. lenged,’’ said Jaishankar. The minister began his address with a Bharat pitch - ‘Namaste from Bharat’ - just as the name board before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s seat at the recent G20 summit at Delhi said Bharat. While concluding his 17-minute address, he again invoked Bharat. Prodding the UN to reform its Security Council, he recalled Rhythmoflife Dressage team script history at Hangzhou Four-member side dominate from start to finish to win India’s first equestrian gold since 1982 Asiad, hosts China win silver Staying positive, their mantra It’s remarkable when you frame this within the proper context; riders weren’t even sure of their fate a few months ago thanks to governance issues within the Equestrian Federation of India (EFI). Multiple riders had to knock on the doors of the Delhi High Court to get the justice they sought. But this squad never let the doubts affect their position. They were 100% sure that they would be representing the country in Hangzhou and ‘all of us were on the same page because of the common goals we share’ | P13 Europe, the common link Two riders—Anush Agarwalla and Hriday Chheda— have chance of winning an individual dressage medal on Thursday. Divyakriti Singh and Sudipti Hajela complete the quartet. Most of them left India to train in Europe before the age of 20. Even within Europe, at least two of them have had training in Germany, a sort of mecca for riders who specialise in dressage. What is dressage? Performing predetermined moves in an arena that’s roughly 60m by 20m. Sailors shine too ing myself. Today I am quiet... , The next time I will not be quiet. Use your good office to see these issues are resolved,” Justice Kaul told Venkataramani. The observation came during the hearing of a petition filed by Advocates Association of Bengaluru seeking contempt action against the Union Ministry of Law and Justice for not adhering to the timeline set by the court in a 2021 judgment. Senior Advocate Arvind Datar, representing the petitioner, Withdraw V-C search panel notification: Guv Kempegowda bus stand in Bengaluru looks deserted due to the bandh over Cauvery issue on Tuesday | Nagaraja Gadekal give tn 3K cusecs for 18 days, cauvery panel tells K’taka @ Chennai The Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC) on Tuesday directed Karnataka to release 3,000 cusecs for 18 days from September 26. The committee asked Karnataka to ensure that water of the stated quantity is realised by Tamil Nadu at the Biligundlu measuring station on the interstate border. Official sources said Tamil Nadu government sought 12,500 cusecs for 15 days to save standing crops in delta districts but Karnataka officials opposed it citing drought-like condition in TN sought 12,500 cusecs, but K’taka cited drought TN sought 12,500 cusecs for 15 days but Karnataka opposed it citing drought-like condition in many parts of the state. The CWRC, after considering 53% shortfall in inflow in four Karnataka reservoirs, gave the direction to the state to release 3,000 cusecs to TN many parts of the state. The committee, after considering the 53% shortfall in inflow in four Karnataka reservoirs, gave the direction to release 3,000 cusecs. The Cauvery Water Management Authority will take a final call soon. During the meeting, Karnataka officials said 161 taluks in the state were hit by severe drought and 34 taluks faced moderate drought. Of these, 32 severely affected taluks and 15 moderately affected taluks fall in the Cauvery basin and no more water could be released by the state to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka officials said. TN officials said though Karnataka could not release the entire quantity of water stipulated for the June-toSeptember period, at least the seven tmcft of water due for September should be released. To ensure this, 12,500 cusecs should be released for 15 days, they said. P7 Chennai: Governor RN Ravi on Tuesday issued a press release demanding TN govt to withdraw a notification issued to set up a search committee, without a representative from the UGC, to identify V-C for Madras University. The notification violates UGC norms and SC order, Ravi said | P4 Sonia to take part in DMK women’s conference Chennai: DMK will hold a women’s rights conference in Chennai on October 14, urging the centre to immediately implement the ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam.’ Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, and INDIA leaders like Mehbooba Mufti and Supriya Sule will take part | P6 Manipur govt reimposes internet ban for 5 days The Manipur govt on Tuesday reimposed the ban on internet services for the next five days. The action came after students clashed with police over the murder of two youths. Mobile internet services, which were suspended in early May, were restored only three days ago | P10 Theni organ donor gets first state honour Coimbatore man’s organs donated by his family J E YALAKSHMI RAMA N U J AM @ Theni Neha Thakur from Bhopal finished second in ILCA 4 over 11 races in two days to help India secure silver in sailing Aebad Ali from Ruhiyawan village in UP secured India bronze with third finish in RS:X windsurfer on Tuesday said delays in appointment of judges were not only detrimental to the judiciary but also embarrassing for the candidates involved. Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for another petitioner NGO Common Cause, told the court that 16 names reiterated by the collegium are pending before the Centre. He said many advocates have withdrawn their consent for judgeship in view of the delay in appointments. “So many recommendations are pending. This can’t go on forever,” Bhushan said. express read E XPR E SS N E WS S E RVIC E T Vadivel (43), a senior revenue inspector in Theni collectorate, who was declared brain-dead on September 24, became the first person in Tamil Nadu to be accorded state honour during funeral under the CM’s plan to honour the deceased people whose vital organs are donated by their families. On September 23, Vadivel fell down and sustained severe head injuries at Seelaiyampatti village after a cow dashed against his motorcycle. He was rushed to a government hospital in Chinnamanur before being shifted to Government Medical College Hospital in Theni. He was later admitted to Coimbatore: The family of K Mahendran (38) of Peelamedu in Coimbatore, declared braindead on September 22 due to a road accident, has donated his organs. He is likely to be given state honours at funeral Health Minister Ma Subramanian places a wreath on the body of T Vadivel (inset) in Theni on Tuesday | Express Apollo Hospital in Madurai where the doctors declared him brain-dead on September 24. Vadivel’s wife Pattulakshmi works as a clerk at the Theni district court. The couple has a 10-year-old daughter and a 4-year-old son. After his family gave its consent for organ donation, his kidneys, liver, skin, and eye were retrieved to give patients in Apollo Hospital and Madurai Government Rajaji Hospital a new lease of life. On Tuesday Health Minister , Ma Subramanian accorded state honours to Vadivel by placing a wreath on his body at the funeral held in Theni. District SP Dongre Pravin Umesh, DRO R Jeyabharathi, Cumbum MLA N Eramakrishnan, Andipatti MLA Maharajan, and Periyakulam MLA K S Saravana Kumar also paid their respects. Continued on p7 o f f t h e b e at e n t r ac k TN plans to set up 100-acre Disneyland-like theme park near Chennai E XPR E SS N E WS S E RVIC E @ Chennai Construction work underway at the Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya | PTI India’s initiative at the G20 meet to admit the African Union as its permanent member. “By doing so, we gave voice to an entire continent which has long been its due. This significant step in reform should inspire the United Nations, a much older organisation, to also make the Security Council contemporary. Broad representative is after all, a pre-requisite for both effectiveness and credibility,’’ Jaishankar said. Hailing the G20 Summit as successful, Jaishankar said the country began its G20 Presidency with the Voice of the Global South Summit. It enabled India to hear directly from 125 nations and place their concerns on the G20 agenda. “At a time when East-West polarisation is so sharp and North-South divide so deep, the New Delhi G20 Summit affirmed that diplomacy and dialogue are the only effective solutions. The inter national order is diverse and we must cater for divergences, if not differences. The days when a few nations set the agenda and expected others to fall in line are over,’’ the minister said. THE Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up the Centre for its inordinate delay in clearing various collegium recommendations for appointment and transfer of high court judges. A bench of judges S K Kaul and Sudhanshu Dhulia asked Attorney General R Venkataramani to get the government’s view on this, adding it would take up the issue every 10 days till some progress is made. “There were 80 recommendations pending until last week when 10 names were cleared. Now, the figure is 70, of which 26 recommendations are of transfer of judges, seven are reiterations, nine are pending without being returned to the collegium, and one case is of appointment of the Chief Justice to a sensitive high court,” the bench said. It added that the delay leads to loss of talent for the judiciary because candidates withdraw their consent. “I thought of saying a lot, but since the attor ney general is only seeking seven days time, I’m hold- The state government envisages setting up a large amusement park, on the lines of global theme parks like Disneyland and Universal Studios in the US, on at least 100 acres on the outskirts of Chennai. The park to be developed with private participation is among the initiatives proposed in the ‘Tourism Policy 2023’ released by Chief Minister MK Stalin on Tuesday . The policy aims to develop Tamil Nadu into the most-attractive experiential destination in Asia through multi-pronged goals. Over the next five years, the state aims to attract `20,000 crore investment and facilitate skill development of three lakh people in the sector. Through the policy which gives , tourism sector industry status ‘Tourism Policy 2023’ gives sector industry status The ‘Tourism Policy 2023’ released by the CM on Tuesday aims to convert TN into the most-attractive experiential destination in Asia. By giving tourism sector industry status for the first time, the state aims to generate at least 12% of its annual Gross State Domestic Product through the tourism sector for the first time, the state aims to generate at least 12% of its annual Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) annually through the sector. Among the other major proposals is the plan to establish or encourage establishment of huge recreational facilities in popular tourist destinations s u c h a s C h e n n a i , O o t y, Rameshwaram, Kanniyakumari, Madurai, Tiruchy, and Coimbatore. The proposed amenities will include theme parks, golf courses, sports facilities, and recreation centres. The state also will promote homestays in rural areas where tourists and visitors can stay with local families to experience their daily routine, traditions, customs, and cuisine. The projects will be given special incentive under homestay schemes and shall be promoted on tourism websites. The main thrust of the policy is to encourage private sector participation in tourism. The state tourism department will adopt investor-friendly measures and provide support and incentives to MSME-equivalent units in the sector to encourage growth and attract investments. continued on p7
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