Chennai Rates e-Book ¥ ¢ ¤ £ © ¢ ¨ ¡ § ¢ ¤ ¦ § Diesel/l Rs.75.59 Gold (24k) Rs.5164 gm Petrol/l Rs 84.14 Silver Rs.67.70/gm CHENNAI Wednesday 18-11-2020 VOL. 26 No.127 PAGES 4 ` 4.00 https://makkalkural.net/e-book https://trinitymirror.net/e-book NATIONAL DAILY FOR THE PEOPLE To discuss 2021 poll strategies OPS, EPS to chair consultative meet on Nov 20 Chennai, Nov 18: AIADMK co-ordinators Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam have convened the meeting of newly-appointed zonal incharges of the AIADMK, district secretaries and Ministers on November 20 to discuss strategies for Assembly elections. According to a statement issued by AIADMK headquarters, AIADMK co-ordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and joint co-ordinator and Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami will chaired the meeting to discuss the stretegy for the 2021 assembly election. Newly-appointed zonal in-charges of the AIADMK, district secretaries and Ministers should attend the meeting to be held on November 20, 4.30 PM at AIADMK party headquaters, Royapettah. AIADMK is all set for the 2021 assembly elections. As part of its preparations for the 2021 Assembly elections, the party has constituted five committees headed by senior functionaries, former and present Ministers. Besides, the state has been divided into 30 zones which comprises two to six party districts. The committees formed for election manifesto, poll campaign, interaction with the media, preparation of responses to charges of the Opposition and the media coordinators. Also, it divided the State into 29 zones and appointed point persons for each. The party has formed 5 election committees including an 11 member manifesto committee, 3 member election campaign committee, 7 member committee for press and media, 9 member committee for responding to opposition allegations, and a 3 member committee for coordination of press and media. Several senior leaders of the party are made in-charge for election related work in the 30 constituencies. With only 6 to 7 months to go for assembly elections AIADMK seems to be well prepared for the polls. REGD. NO.TN/.CC (S) DN/134/18-20 RNI Regd.No. 62432/1995 TN PMG(CCR)/WPP No 676/18-20 MBBS counselling begins at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Dream come true for students from poor background Chennai, Nov 18: Counselling for medical and dental seats in Tamil Nadu commenced at the Jawaharlal Nehru outdoor stadium today. The Directorate of Medical Education (DME) has made elaborate arrangements for the counselling, keeping in mind the requirement of social distancing. Health Minister C. Vijaybhaskar visited the counselling spot and discussed with the parents and students. Vijaybhaskar said, Due to 7.5% sub-quota, more medical seats will go to students hailing from poor economic backgrounds. A dream come true for poor government school students. The first session devoted to special categories followed by seats reserved for government school students. Counselling for the general category will begin once all the seats under the government schools reservation category have been covered. As on date a total of 313 seats in MBBS and 92 in BDS were available for government school students under the recently introduced 7.5% reservation for the same. The State has 3650 seats and 194 BDS seats in the State quota. Of this 227 seats were reserved for MBBS and 12 seats in BDS for government school students. The State will have 2,085 MBBS seats and 153 in BDS after surrendering to All India Quota, including the wards of ESIC and Indian Road Transport Corporation (548+70) in MBBS and Modi dialogue with Luxembourg PM on enhancing ties New Delhi, Nov 18: C o n t i n u i n g I n d i a’ s push for multilateralism amidst Aatmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India), Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a standalone Virtual Summit with Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel tomorrow. This Summit will discuss the entire spectrum of the bilateral relationship, including the strengthening of IndiaLuxembourg cooperation in the post-COVID world. They will also exchange views on international and global issues of mutual interest. India and Luxembourg have continued to maintain high level exchanges in the recent past with the two Prime Ministers meeting on three occasions. Luxembourg is one of the most important financial centres globally. Several Luxembourgbased investment funds hold substantial banking and asset management market share in portfolio investments in India. Luxembourg is the 16th most important investor in India. More than 170 Indian companies are listed on the Luxembourg stock exchange through Global Depository Receipts (GDRs) and Indian GDRs listed in Luxembourg reached a value of about Euro 13 billion in 2012 representing 27.5 per cent of the overall value of all GDRs listed at the Luxembourg stock Nations supporting terror need to be held guilty: Modi PM underlines need to reform UNSC in BRICS summit New Delhi, Nov. 18: Asserting that terrorism is the “biggest problem” the world is facing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said there was a need to ensure that countries supporting and assisting terrorists are held guilty, in an oblique reference to Pakistan. Modi made the comments at the 12th BRICS summit, held virtually, as the five-nation grouping is looking at adopting a new counter-terrorism strategy to effectively deal with the menace. The summit, hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin, was also attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. “Terrorism is the biggest problem the world is facing. We have to ensure that the countries that support and assist the terrorists are also held guilty and the problem is dealt with in an organised manner,” the prime minister said. Though, Modi did not name any country, his reference is seen as directed at Pakistan. “We are happy that the BRICS counter-terrorism strategy has been finalised during the chairmanship of Russia. This is an important achievement and India will take this forward further during its presidency,” he said. The BRICS (BrazilRussia-India-China-South Africa) is known as an influential bloc that represents over 3.6 billion people, or half of the world’s population. The BRICS countries have a combined GDP of USD 16.6 trillion. In his address, Modi also underlined the need for reform of the United Nations Security Council as well as multilateral bodies like the World Trade Organisation, the International Monetary Fund and the World Health Organisation. “Both credibility and effectiveness of institutions of global governance are being questioned. The main reason for this is that these organisations did not change over time and they are still operating based on the 75-yearold thinking,” he said. “India believes reforms are very mandatory in the UN Security Council. We expect the support of our BRICS partners on this subject,” he said, and asserted that multilateralism is undergoing a crisis. Talking about the CO- VID-19 crisis and its impact, Modi said the BRICS economies will play an important role in the post-pandemic global recovery and that India’s vaccine production and delivery capabilities will work in the interest of humanity. “We have more than 42 percent of the world’s population, and our countries are among the main engines of the global economy. There is a lot of scope for increasing mutual trade between BRICS countries,” the Prime Minister said. “Our mutual institutions and systems - such as BRICS Inter-Bank Cooperation Mechanism, New Development Bank, Contingent Reserve Arrangement and Customs Cooperation - can also make our contribution effective in global recovery,” he said. The Prime Minister also highlighted reform initiatives undertaken by his government under the ‘self-reliant India’ campaign. “We have started a comprehensive reform process under the ‘Selfreliant India’ campaign. The campaign is based on the belief that a selfreliant and resilient India post-COVID can be a force multiplier for the global economy and make a strong contribution to the global value chains,” he said. Modi also mentioned about India supplying essential medicines to more than 150 countries in the last few months. “Our vaccine production and delivery capacity will also serve the benefit of humanity. India and South Africa have proposed to be exempted from intellectual property agreements relating to COVID-19 vaccine, treatment and investigation. We hope that other BRICS countries will also support this,” Modi said. Referring to India’s BRICS chairmanship, the Prime Minister said India will work on enhancing collaboration in digital health and traditional medicine. “During our chairmanship in 2021. we will try to strengthen intraBRICS cooperation in all the three pillars of BRICS. We will endeavor to increase intra-BRICS solidarity and develop a solid institutional framework for this purpose,” Modi said. More news on Page 2 exchange. Luxembourg is home to one of the largest investment fund industry in the world and Luxembourg based investment funds hold a substantial banking and asset management market share in portfolio investments in India. India and Luxembourg have had a longstanding cooperation in the steel sector. Luxembourg’s Paul Wurth Company has been playing an important role in upgrading the steel sector in India in collaboration with SAIL, TISCO, Jindal Steel for the last two decades. Other Luxembourg Not many are aware of the fact that Gemini Ganesan known by his nickname ‘Kadhal Mannan’ in the tinsel town has directed a movie and has even rendered a song too. Yes, the movie is ‘Idhaya Malar’ released in 1976 with Sowcar Janaki, Sujatha, Kamal Hassan and Vijayakumar in the lead that was co-directed with writer Thamarai Manalan. In a step further, Gemini had lent his voice for a song -Love all-- to the musical score of MSV in the movie Idhaya Malar. That was that first and the only movie, Gemini Ganesan had donned the role of a director and a singer. And he produced the only movie-Naan Avanillai-during his film career besides performing nine roles directed by K Balachander. This 1974 movie was remade in 2007 with Jeevan in the lead role. based companies such as ArcelorMittal, John Zink International Luxembourg are also playing an important role in India. Luxembourg, among other sectors, is giving special emphasis on its automotive sector. Its companies are increasingly becoming to be known for automobile components and are entering Indian market. The India–Luxembourg relationship dates back to 1947. Luxembourg opened its embassy in New Delhi in 2002. There is a significant community of Indians living in Luxembourg working in companies or It is interesting to infer that Gemini Ganesan born as Ganapathy Subramaniam Sarma to Ramasamy Iyer in Pudukkottai was named as Ramasamy Ganesh. After entering the glittering world of cinema, he was known as R Ganesh in few films. However, he was known as Gemini Ganesh in the film circles since he earned the prefix Gemini to his name following his tenure in Gemini Studios as casting director. As luck would have it, Kadhal Mannan became the hero in C V Sridhar’s maiden directorial venture ‘Kalyana Parisu’ which was a box office hit in 1959. And the only movie Gemini Ganesan fields such as ArcelorMittal, IT and Banking. Luxembourg has also attracted a lot of interest from Indian companies, especially in the IT sector like Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Syncordis and Damco Solutions. A large number of NGOs from Luxembourg have partnerships and work with local partners in India, mostly in the fields of health, education and social work with a special focus on women and children. More news on page 4 had acted with MGR was Mugarasi while the first movie pairing with Padmini was Asha Deep, a malayalam movie. Notably, he did a supporting role in Moondru Pillaigal and Gemini studios asan action heroine in the movie Vanjikottai Valiban. Kadhal Mannan’s maiden appearance was in Miss Malini (1947) and later became the hero of the movie Penn pairing with Anjali Devi released in 1953 while the first dual role movie was Manam Pol Mangalyam in 1953. This was a turning point in Gemini Ganesan’s life too. Of the 200 odd movies in Tamil, Telugu, 29 in BDS. In the management category a total of 2,100 seats are available in MBBS and 1,760 in BDS. Of this 86 seats are reserved in MBBS and 80 in BDS for government school students. A total of 306 seats are reserved for NRI candidates in MBBS. Of the 24,712 applications that were received 23,707 were found eligible. As many as 15,885 candidates from State board and 7,366 candidates from CBSE/SSCE stream had applied; 285 students under the ISCE stream have also applied. A total of 171 candidates from other boards feature in the list. For government quota seats the Directorate of Medical Education had received as many as 972 applications of which 951 were found eligible. While three candidates were listed as under OC four candidates were listed under the ST category. The most number of applicants were under the BC category – 332 and MBC/DNC constituted 327 applicants. Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi, Gemini Ganesan had done 97 movies in Tamil. And his last movie was Avvai Shanmughi in 1996. Gemini did an anti-hero role in Thayullam released in 1952 and a similar role in Modern Theatres Vallavanukku Vallavan. It may be noted that Konjum Salangai (1962) with Gemini Ganesan with Savithri released in various countries with subtitles in over 22 languages was the first Tamil movie to be released in Poland. As a tribute to the veteran actor, India Posts came out with the special stamp and first day cover in 2006.