KALABURAGI TUESDAY JULY 5, 2022 `9.00 PAGES 12 CITY EDITION ‘KARNATAKA, GUJARAT ARE BEST STATES FOR STARTUPS IN INDIA’ The two states provide the best system for new entrepreneurs, according to States’ Startup Ranking 2021 released on Monday MEGHALAYA BEST PERFORMING SMALL STATE FOUR STATES, 1 UT SKIP RANKING EXERCISE Meghalaya has been adjudged the best performer among smaller states, according to the ranking by the Dept for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade. The rankings are based on the initiatives taken to develop the startup ecosystem. Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir have been included in the top performers category | P4,8 ■ Andhra, Bihar, Mizoram and Ladakh are ‘emerging startup ecosystems’. Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh and Goa are in the ‘Leaders’ category. West Bengal, Sikkim, Haryana, Jharkhand, and Lakshadweep did not participate in the exercise 26 action points ACROSS 7 BROAD REFORM AREAS WERE EVALUATED FOR THE RANKING OF STATES 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 Beaten by teacher, Class VI student admitted to hospital B OS KY K H A N N A & D O N N A EVA @ Bengaluru IN a shocking case of corporal punishment, a sixth grade student of an ICSE school in Vijayanagar had to be admitted to a hospital on Friday after allegedly being hit by his mathematics school teacher for for- getting to bring his homework notes to class. The boy was discharged on Monday from Vani Vilas Hospital. The incident came to light on Friday evening, when the student complained of ear pain to his parents after returning home from tuition at around 9.30 pm. “He told us his maths teacher in school had hit him for forgetting to take his notes to class. We first took him to school to ask the teacher what happened. But looking at the medical condition of our son, we took him to the hospital for treatment. Our son was complaining of severe ear pain and vision prob- CID arrests ADGP Paul in PSI recruitment scam DGP, CID, to the Chief Secretary informing about Paul’s THE Criminal Investigation arrest, the State government Department (CID) on Monday has placed Paul under suspenarrested senior IPS officer and sion under The All India Servformer chief of police recruit- ices (Discipline & Appeals) ment, Additional Director Gen- Rule, 1969. eral of Police (ADGP), Amrit As per the rule, any member Paul in connection with the al- of the Service who is detained leged multi-crore police sub in- in official custody whether on spector (PSI) recruitment scam. a criminal charge or otherHe was taken for medical ex- wise for a period longer than amination to Victoria Hospital 48 hours, shall be deemed to soon after his arrest have been suspended and later produced beby the gover nment fore a court, which reconcerned. manded him to police This is the first time custody for 10 days for in the history of Indic u s t o d i a l a n Po l i c e S e r v i c e interrogation. (IPS), Karnataka cadre According to sourcthat an ADGP rank ofes, the confessional ficer has been arrestAmrit Paul statement made by ed. His arrest sent former DSP Shantha shock waves across the Kumar, who was arrested ear- top bureaucracy in the State. lier by the CID in the case unPaul, an IPS officer of 1995 der Section 164 CrPC was re- batch, was called for questionportedly instrumental in Paul’s ing for the third time to the CID arrest. Kumar was responsible office at Carlton House with refor the strongroom, which was gards to the ongoing investigaallegedly rigged. tion in the infamous PSI re“The CID had gathered cruitment scam at around 11 enough evidence including dig- am. He was questioned by the ital proof which led to the ar- investigating officer (IO) - Surest of the senior IPS officer,” perintendent of Police (SP) Rasaid sources. ghavendra Hegde - and later P4 Following a letter from the arrested at around 2 pm. EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE Graft case: ACB arrests IAS officer Manjunath Bengaluru: Days after the Karnataka HC pulled up AntiCorruption Bureau (ACB) for not cracking down on IAS and IPS officers, the ACB has arrested former DC of Bengaluru Urban district J Manjunath in connection with a corruption case They (CID) have taken action based on evidence. Government will act against the guilty even if it happens to be top officials. Earlier governments didn’t bother to investigate scams Basavaraj Bommai, Chief Minister Paul held based on staff’s statement: HM Bengaluru: Home Minister Araga Jnanendra said ADGP Amrit Paul was arrested bas ed on the statements of oth er accused, particu larly his office staff. “The DySP and other staff had given statements about Paul’s involvement,” he said | P4 Rural distress peaks in June as unemployment rate soars S A M I K S H A G O E L @ New Delhi An earth mover clears a road to prevent clogging of cars in Anmod Ghats | EXPRESS Goa-Anmod Road closed due to landslides SUBHASH CHANDRA NS AND N A U S H A D B I J A P U R @ Karwar THE NH4A Goa-Anmod Road passing through Uttara Kannada district is closed due to a series of landslides and vehicles have been stranded on the road since Monday morning after soil, trees and boulders spilled on to the road. According to police, the first landslide occurred at around 9 am at Goa border near Dudhsagar temple, where a huge boulder landed on the road. The high-velocity wind and landslide also uprooted several trees. Local authorities at Anmod and Goa government officials began clearing the road on a war footing. CONTINUED ON : P5 Man washed away in rain Karwar: One person was washed away during heavy rainfall in Uttara Kannada district near Haliyal. Manjunath More, a native of Haliyal, was washed away in Sathnalli lake. Many houses were damaged and trees uprooted. AFTER some improvement in May unemployment rate again , soared in June to 7.80%, according to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE)’s latest data. Joblessness had cooled at 7.12% in May 2022 compared with 7.83% in April. Urban joblessness rate fell 0.91% to 7.30% in June but rural unemployment moved up 1.41% to 8.03%, data show. Haryana witnessed the highest joblessness rate in June at 30.6% followed by Rajasthan at 29.8%. On the flip side, Madhya Pradesh reported a low rate of unemployment at 0.5%, Chhat- JOBLESSNESS (Figures in %) Jan 2022 5.83 8.14 7.57 8.37 8.28 7.24 9.22 7.18 8.21 6.62 7.30 8.03 Feb 2022 Mar 2022 Apr 2022 May 2022 Jun 2022 Urban Narasimha said he had tried contacting the school administration numerous times. When the parents eventually reached the school’s principal, they alleged that they were yelled at for calling late in the night. However, the school administration had a conflicting re- Rural tisgarh and Odisha at 1.2% each and Tamil Nadu at 2.1%. “Recovery in the labour market has been slower in case of salaried jobs, youth employment, particularly in rural areas,” said Atul Pratap Singh, co-founder & CEO, Jobsgaar. @ Mumbai/New Delhi REBEL Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday comfortably won the vote of confidence in the Assembly but , there was another round of legal sparring between rival Sena camps in the Supreme Court. While Shinde’s faction and the BJP together got 154 votes as against the simple majority mark of 145 in a 288-member House, the Opposition polled just 99. Three abstained (SP 2, MIM 1), while 10 Congress members, including ex-chief minister Ashok Chavan failed to show up. After the floor test, the Shinde faction requested Speaker Rahul Narvekar to disqualify 14 Sena MLAs, includ- ing Aditya Thackeray for ‘vio, lating the whip’ and voting for the Opposition. The Thackeray faction, too, made a similar complaint. Earlier, Uddhav Thackeray had issued a letter saying Shinde will be the Sena legislative party leader and Sunil Prabhu chief whip. But the ruling Sena faction appointed Bharat Gogawale the chief whip and the Speaker approved it on Sunday . “This is illegal, since only the party president has the right to make such appointments,” claimed Sena’s Lok The NCP appointed Ajit Pawar as the leader of the Opposition. NCP is the single largest party in the Opposition with 52 MLAs while Congress has 44 MLAs. The Thackeray faction of the Shiv Sena has just 14 MLAs. Ajit Pawar was deputy chief minister in the outgoing ministry Athawale pushes for census of all castes, not just the OBCs P R E E T H A N A I R @ New Delhi UNION Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale backs the idea of a nation-wide census of all castes and not just of Other Backward Classes. In an exclusive interview to this newspaper, Athawale said: “I have always supported caste census. My party’s position is that not only OBCs, all castes should be counted. This will provide clear data of the castebased marginalisation and deprivation.” He is the president of the Republican Party of India, a constituent of the BJP-led NDA. The assertion comes at a time when the BJP’s ally in Bihar, the JD(U), is ready to conduct a caste-based census in the state. “Now that many parties are demanding it, the Central government should consider it,” he said. It also comes in the face of Centre maintaining in an affidavit to the Supreme Court that a caste-based survey is not feasible. He also allayed fears of a repeat of Mandal politics if a caste-based census is done. “Now NDA government provided 10% reservation for EWS category, we won’t see any more protests,” he said. He also said the Centre will look into the demands of various tribal communities to recognise Sarna as a separate religion and include it in religion column of the census. He said the Rohini Commission, formed in 2017 to look into the sub-categorisation of OBCs, is still working on the report. Regulator just shrunk your food bill! THE next time you walk into a favourite restaurant for a meal, you can expect the food bill to be lower than before, as the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) has just barred the default levy of ‘service charge’ on it. If it is not, you can file a complaint against the eatery . Also, service charge can’t be collected by adding it along with the food bill and levying GST on the total amount, the regulatory body said in its new guidelines. You can still tip the waiter if you feel the service is superb, but that is your personal choice. And no restaurant can refuse services over non-payment of service charges. The guidelines, released on Monday, seek to prevent unfair trade practices and violation of consumer rights. However, Pradeep Shetty , joint honorary secretary of Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India, says industry is already following the guidelines. “Nobody was forced to pay the serv- SOUMYADIP SINHA Sabha member Arvind Sawant. The matter went to the Supreme Court with senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Thackeray men, tioning it before a bench of justices Indira Banerjee and J K Maheswari. The bench said it would be heard on July 11 along with other related matters. “The Speaker has no jurisdiction to recognise whips. This is changing the status quo of proceedings before this court. The Speaker yesterday at the stroke of midnight elected the whip,” said Singhvi. P7 AJIT PAWAR IS LEADER OF OPPOSITION NO SERVICE CHARGE PA R V E Z S U LTA N @ New Delhi port about the incident although they admitted that the teacher in question, Mahadesh, was being questioned by the Block Education Officer (BEO). The school authorities alleged they made every effort to admit the child in a hospital and take care of the situation. CONTINUED ON: P5 SHINDE WINS TRUST VOTE; NEW SPARRING ON CHIEF WHIP IN SC First ADGP in state to be arrested, remanded to 10-day police custody BALA CHAUHAN @ Bengaluru lems,” Lakshmi Narasimha, the student’s father, told TNIE. The student has been studying in Blue Bell Public School, Vijayanagar, after being allotted a seat under the Right To Education (RTE) quota. The father, the sole bread-winner of the family is a bus driver with , a private transport agency . ice charge,” he claims. The new guidelines come as a big relief to consumers as most restaurants and bars levy 5-12% service charge on food bill. The bill could burn a bigger hole in your pocket if service charges are levied on liquors because many states levy a hefty value-added tax on the same. So, watch your food bill the next time you eat out. If you are levied service charge, you can ask the restaurant to remove it. Alternatively , you can lodge a complaint on the National Consumer Helpline (NCH) by calling 1915 or through the NCH mobile app. You may also file a complaint with the Consumer Commission through the e-daakhil portal (www.e-daakhil.nic.in). The complaint may also be emailed to CCPA on firstname.lastname@example.org. EXPRESS READ 13 dead as Himachal bus falls into gorge Chandigarh: Thirteen people were killed and two others injured after a bus fell into a 200-ft gorge in Sainj valley of Himachal Pradesh on Monday. The driver lost control at a hairpin bend near Jangla village. P8 Civic workers get assurance, end strike Bengaluru: Pourakarmikas called off their strike after receiving the latest proceeding copy from the CM’s office, assuring them that the process of regularisation of their services will commence. JAB-O-METER July 3 1,78,383 doses TAKE July 4 10,09,757 doses YOUR SHOT TOTAL: 1,98,08,49,980 NATIONWIDE JULY 3 JULY 4 KARNATAKA JULY 3 JULY 4 Fresh cases 16,103 16,135 Fresh cases Recoveries 13,929 13,958 Recoveries Deaths 31 24 Deaths 826 600 0 749 940 1
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