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Crack down on cow 17 Amarnath pilgrims die
after bus falls into gorge
vigilantes, PM tells States Accident took place near Banihal, 96 km from Pahalgam
Flood situation grim Anti-social elements spreading anarchy in the name of gau protection: Modi Peerzada Ashiq
in Odisha Srinagar
Thousands of villagers in
Vikas Pathak
New Delhi Govt. panel Seventeen pilgrims, includ-
ing two women, were killed
Odishas Rayagada and
Kalahandi districts have been
Addressing an all-party
meeting a day before the to study cow after a bus rolled down a
gorge on the Jammu-Srin-
monsoon session of Parlia- agar National Highway on
cut off from other parts of the
State by flood waters ment begins on Monday, derivatives Sunday.
following flash floods Prime Minister Narendra Twenty-seven others,
triggered by incessant rain Modi said the State govern- Press Trust of India eight of them minors, were
since Saturday evening. One ments should take strict ac- New Delhi injured. The condition of
person died in landslide in tion against cow vigilantes The government has set up two pilgrims is critical, a
Kalyansingpur block of indulging in violence. a 19-member panel, senior official told The
Rayagada. Some anti-social ele- including three members Hindu.
ments have made cow pro- linked to the RSS and VHP, A police official said the
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD tection a medium for spread- to carry out what it says will State Road Transport Cor-
ing anarchy. People involved be scientifically validated poration bus, part of the
in disturbing harmony in the research on cow derivatives Amarnath pilgrim convoy,
country are also taking ad- including its urine, and their was carrying around 43 pas-
vantage of it, he said. benefits, according to an sengers when the accident
According to him, These inter-departmental circular happened near Banihal, 96
affect the image of the coun- and members of the panel. km from the Pahalgam base
try. State governments Headed by Science and camp.
should take strict action For clean politics: PM Narendra Modi, with Opposition leaders, Technology Minister Harsh The bus, bearing registra-
against such anti-social arriving for the all-party meeting ahead of the monsoon session Vardhan, the committee will tion number JK02V-0594,
elements. of Parliament in New Delhi on Sunday. R.V. MOORTHY * select projects that can help rolled down several feet and
Crack down on communal Cow is treated as a scientifically validate the plunged into a fast-flowing
forces: Amarinder mother and it is an emotive times over cow vigilante at- suffered because of the ac- benefits of panchgavya the stream.
CHANDIGARH issue. But we have to under- tacks reported from different tions of some political lead- concoction of cow dung, An official said a chopper In full swing: Security men engaged in rescue after the bus
The incident of a pastor in stand that there are laws gov- parts of India. ers. We must convince cow urine, milk, curd and was deployed to rescue the fell into a gorge in Ramban district on Sunday. PTI

Ludhiana being shot dead has erning cow protection and The meeting came hours people that not all politicians ghee in various spheres injured.
given the Opposition fresh breaking them is not an before the customary pre- are corrupt, he said. such as nutrition, health and lice joined the rescue efforts. grims. Saddened by the loss
ammunition to target the alternative. session all-party meeting What is required is clean agriculture, says the circular Tyre puncture Governor N.N. Vohra, of lives of #Amarnath Yatris
ruling Congress government Mr. Modi had last spoken called by Lok Sabha Speaker politics and action against accessed by PTI. Preliminary reports suggest who heads the Shri Am- in a bus accident in J&K.
in Punjab on the issue of against cow vigilantism on Sumitra Mahajan late in the corrupt politicians. It is the Named the National that the bus was negotiating arnathji Shrine Board, over- Deepest condolences to the
deteriorating law and order June 30 at the Sabarmati evening. responsibility of all political Steering Committee, the a sharp curve at Nachilana saw the efforts to airlift the bereaved families, Mr. Jait-
situation, even as Chief Ashram, calling violence in parties to take action against panel includes secretaries of when it lost control. The injured pilgrims. ley tweeted.
Minister Amarinder Singh the name of gau bhakti anti- Political corruption such tainted leaders. the departments of Science possible cause is a tyre Prime Minister Narendra Chief Minister Mehbooba
directed the police chief to thetical to Mahatma Mr. Modi also brought up the He wanted parties to unite and Technology, puncture, said an official. Modi announced compensa- Mufti conveyed her sym-
crack down on elements Gandhis views. issue of political corruption, against those people who Biotechnology, Ministry of The bus was on its way to tion of 2 lakh for the next of pathy to the bereaved famil-
trying to whip up communal On August 6, 2016, too, he days after the family of RJD cried political vendetta New and Renewable Energy, the cave shrine in the Valley kin and 50,000 for those ies and asked the Divisional
passions in the State. had spoken out against cow chief Lalu Prasad came un- when the law was taking its and scientists from the as the yatra entered its 17th seriously injured. Earlier, Commissioner, Jammu, to
NORTH A PAGE 3 vigilantes, labelling them der the scanner of central own course. Indian Institute of day on Sunday. Mr. Modi expressed pain at immediately release an ex
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD anti-social. agencies. (With PTI inputs) Technology (IIT), Delhi. Locals were able to rescue the loss of lives. Defence gratia amount to the next of
EDGE A 4 PAGES Concerns have been In the last few decades, some pilgrims. Later, the Minister Arun Jaitley con- kin.
DELHI METRO A 6 PAGES widely expressed in recent the image of politicians has CONTINUED ON A PAGE 10 CONTINUED ON A PAGE 10 Army, the CRPF and the po- doled the death of the pil- (With PTI inputs)

Pakistan Army chief J&K CM sees a window for reconciliation


Crowned again
studying Jadhavs case Suhasini Haidar
The alliance in Jammu and
In her first interview since
the Amarnath Yatra terror at-
tack in which seven people
ation. She made a pitch for
restarting talks between the
Centre and the stakehold-
Press Trust of India the Military Appellate Court Kashmir will run its full were killed, and one of those ers in the Valley, including
Islamabad rejected his appeal. course, despite differences injured succumbed to her in- the Hurriyat Conference
Pakistan Army chief General Pakistan Army spokes- between the BJP and the juries on Sunday, Ms. Mufti leadership, as it was in the
Qamar Javed Bajwa is ana- man Major General Asif PDP, Chief Minister Me- said that the widespread con- PDP-BJP alliance agenda
lysing the evidence against Ghafoor told reporters that hbooba Mufti said here, after demnation of the attack in document.
Indian national Kulbhushan Gen. Bajwa was analysing meetings with Home Minis- the Valley, including by sep- OPPORTUNE TIME TO RESTART
Jadhav, who has been sen- the evidence. ter Rajnath Singh and other aratists, should be seen as an TALKS WITH SEPARATISTS, SAYS
tenced to death by a milit- If the Army chief rejects officials in Delhi. opportunity for reconcili- MEHBOOBA A PAGE 11
ary court, and will decide his plea, Jadhav can appeal
his appeal on merit, the to the President.
Army said here on Sunday. He was sentenced to
Mr. Jadhav, 46, filed a death in April for his alleged
mercy petition before Gen. involvement in espionage
Bajwa last month, according and terrorist activities.
to an Inter-Services Public The International Court
Relations statement issued of Justice in The Hague in
on June 22. May halted his execution on
The statement said the Indias appeal.
Ruthless Roger: Roger Federer won his 8th Wimbledon title on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 win former Indian Navy officer
over injury-hit Marin Cilic. It is Federers 19th Grand Slam title. AFP (REPORT ON PAGE 15) * had filed the petition after CONTINUED ON A PAGE 10

39 abducted Indians
may be in IS jail
Sushma shares info with families
Special Correspondent

Iraq has informed that 39 In-

dians abducted three years
ago by the Islamic State (IS)
are probably imprisoned by
the outfit in the city of
Badush, near Mosul.
In her first briefing after
the liberation of Mosul from
the IS, External Affairs Min-
ister Sushma Swaraj on Sushma Swaraj, M.J. Akbar
Sunday informed the family and V.K. Singh with the
members of the missing na- family members of missing
tionals, that the latest in- men, in Delhi. PTI *

formation was provided by a

high-level official of Iraq and was shared by high-level of-
more information about ficials with General (Retd.)
them would be known when V.K. Singh, who returned
her Iraqi counterpart, from Iraq after visiting vari-
Ibrahim Al Jaafari, visits In- ous spots.
dia on July 24. We were briefed, that Ir-
The day Iraq PM de- aqi national security adviser
clared Mosul as liberated had told General V.K. Singh
from IS, I asked [Minister of about the possibility that
State] V.K. Singhji to go to the men are imprisoned in
Erbil. Sources in Iraq told Badush, Ms. Kaur said.
him that the missing Indians In her briefing, Ms. Swa-
are most probably in a jail in raj said an authoritative offi-
Badush where fighting is cial had informed General
still going on, Ms. Swaraj Singh that the Indians were
told the families. deployed on a hospital con-
Explaining the Ministers struction site and then shif-
comments, Gurpinder Kaur, ted to a farm. They were
leader of the delegation of then taken to a jail in
the 39 families, told The Badush, near western Mo-
Hindu that the government sul, where fighting between
believed that the latest in- the IS and Iraqi forces is go-
formation was reliable as it ing on.



MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017

DELHI Timings
Monday, July 17
RISE 05:35 SET 19:20
RISE 00:07 SET 12:59
Tuesday, July 18
IIT-KGP to make eastern India
students aware of NPTEL courses
Flood situation grim in Odisha;
Army, Air Force help sought
RISE 05:35 SET 19:20
RISE 00:48 SET 14:02
Wednesday, July 19 Of the enrolled students, only 7% are from the region
RISE 05:36 SET 19:20
RISE 01:33 SET 15:06 Press trust of India The biggest problem for NPTEL
courses is that not only the students Incessant rain since Saturday triggers flash floods; dozens of villages marooned; 1 dead
The IIT-Kharagpur has decided to ap- from eastern India, but also the col-
proach institutes of higher education in leges and universities in the region are Satyasundar Barik
eastern India to make students and not aware of it, Anupam Basu, co- BHUBANESWAR
teachers aware of free online courses ordinator of NPTEL at IIT-KGP, said. Thousands of villagers in
offered by National Programme on We are sure if people get to know Odishas Rayagada and Kala-
Technology Enhanced Learning about the facility and that it is encour- handi districts have been cut off
(NPTEL). aged by AICTE and UGC, there will be from other parts of the State fol-
NPTEL, a joint initiative of the IITs many takers, said Dr. Basu, also Pro- lowing flash floods triggered by
and IISc, offers 160 courses in various fessor of Computer Science & incessant rain since Saturday
categories like agriculture, computer Engineering. evening.
science, management studies, mathem- Too boost enrolments from the re- One person died in landslide
atics and basic science, engineering gion, IIT-KGP is talking to various insti- while dozens of villages were
and humanities. While over 5 lakh stu- tutes of West Bengal, Odisha and north- marooned by flood water in
dents had enrolled for NPTEL courses eastern States to offer credit transfers Kalyansingpur block of Ray-
this year, only about 7% of them were to the students, an IIT-KGP spokesper- agada and Thuamul Rampur
from eastern India. son said. block of Kalahandi. Four
bridges including a railway
bridge were washed away in
swirling flood water dispprupt-
ing both vehicular and train
movements on Sunday. Flood
water was flowing above the
RayagadaAndhra Pradesh
road. As many as 11 trains were
cancelled while five other trains Flood fury: People stand near a bridge watching the Nagabali river in spate in Rayagada district of
were diverted to other routes. Odisha on Sunday. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

While Thuamul-Rampur area

of Kalahandi received 260 mm trict on Monday morning, we tions had already started rescue the situation. He directed devel-
rainfall in past 24 hours, Ka- will intensify our rescue and re- operations with the help of opment commissioner and spe-
shipur block in Rayagada recor- lief operation, said Rayagada Central Reserve Police Force, cial relief commissioner to su-
ded 237 mm rainfall during the collector Guha Punam Tapas Odisha Disaster Rapid Action pervise the rescue and relief
same period causing flash flood Kumar. Schools have been Force and State fire service per- operations in affected areas.
in Nagabali and Kalyan rivers. closed for three days in sonnel. Three units of National Leaves of all government offi-
In Kalahandi, water level in Hati Kalyansingpur and Rayagada Disaster Response Force with cials were cancelled in affected
river was rising. blocks. equipment and boats will be blocks. No efforts will be
About 80% of Kalyansing- As the situation continued to joining the operation from wee spared to ensure safety of
pur block has been submerged be grim, four helicopters of IAF hours of Monday. people, said Mr. Patnaik.
by water. Flood water had also have been requisitioned for air- Meanwhile, Bhubaneswar
entered residential schools for dropping of food packets as Leaves cancelled MeT dept predicted heavy rain
tribal children. They have been well as rescue of people. The In the morning, Chief Minister during next 48 hours as the low
rescued by the administration. government has also intimated Naveen Patnaik rushed to con- pressure area that had formed
Once helicopter from Vi- the Army about situation. trol room of Special Relief Com- over Bay of Bengal was likely to
sakhapatnam reaches the dis- Both the district administra- missioner (SRC) to take stock of intensify into a depression.

Helping students put their best foot forward

Campaign launched in Ganjam to make students of all govt schools wear footwear
Staff Reporter As per the directive of dis-
BERHAMPUR trict administration, a head-
masters conference will by
An innovative campaign called held in Bhanjanagar and Ber-
Khalipadaku Na (No to bare- hampur sub-divisions in the
foot) has been launched in first week of July. By July 7, two
Ganjam district to make stu- lists of students will be pre-
dents of all government schools pared: one list will include
wear footwear as part of a con- names of those whose parents
tinuing sanitation drive. can be convinced to buy slip-
Under the project, students per, while the other will have
of all government schools will names of students whose par-
wear shoes or slippers by July- ents cannot afford footwear.
end. Poor students, whose par- A campaign Khalipadaku Na (No to barefoot) being launched at On July 8, a parent-teacher
ents cannot afford footwear for Chatrapur in Odishas Ganjam district. LINGARAJ PANDA * meeting will be held in every
their children, will be provided government school, where par-
them free. ness among students, parents organisations. ents will be sensitised about the
and community leaders about The project was formally need for footwear for personal
Personal hygiene the necessity of wearing foot- launched on June 29 by Ganjam hygiene. According to the ad-
A drive was launched recently wear to fight diseases and pre- District Collector Prem Chand ministration, the cost of each
to enhance personal hygiene vent foot injuries. Funds for the Choudhary during a sub-divi- pair of slippers to be provided
among schoolchildren, espe- project will be raised through sional conference of headmas- free to the needy would cost
cially those from rural pockets. voluntary donations from pub- ters. Needy poor students of around 100. It is expected that
District Education Officer lic representatives, government Onslow High School at Chat- by July 31, students of every
Sanatan Panda said the aim of officials, public sector under- rapur were provided free government schools in Ganjam
the project was to create aware- takings and non-government slippers. would be wearing footwear.

Assam to shut down

inter-State check gates
To reduce transportation cost of essential items
Press Trust of India the Agriculture Marketing Board
Guwahati will have to bear major losses in
The Assam government on terms of revenue, Mr. Sarma said.
Sunday announced that it would The government will hold a
shut down all inter-State check meeting with all departments con-
gates from next month, a step cerned on Monday to chalk out a
aimed at reducing transportation detailed policy in this regard, he
cost of essential items coming said.
from other States.
Reduce State taxes
Loss of revenue We will have to device some
The government has taken an in- policy to give some sort of com-
principle decision to shut down all pensation to these departments
check gates along the inter-State like the marketing board. In case
borders. As a measure of good- of Excise, the government will
will, the State government has de- have to reduce to State taxes to
cided to go beyond GST and close make the prices at par with other
down even those gates, which States so that illegal transporta-
deal with non-GST items, Assam tion stops. We will take a final de-
Finance Minister Himanta Biswa cision on Monday, Mr. Sarma
Sarma said. He said the govern- said. The Assam State Agricultural
ment will suffer loss of revenue Marketing Board is heavily de-
because of this decision, but the pendent on the check gates for its
actual impact will be known only cess collection.
after a year. Funds for all affairs of the
Some departments like Excise, Board, including salaries of 1,100
Transport or for that matter even employees, are met from the cess.

VIMSAR doctor found treating

patients at home during duty hours
Press Trust of India at his house on Saturday during
Sambalpur duty hours. On a tip-off, Prof. Pu-
A doctor of Veer Surendra Sai In- jahari reached the house of Dr.
stitute of Medical Sciences and Re- Satpathy and found around six pa-
search (VIMSAR), Burla, was al- tients waiting there.
legedly caught treating patients at
his house during duty hours. Show-cause notice
VIMSAR director Prof. Aswini A show-cause notice has been is-
Kumar Pujahari said Dr. G. Sat- sued to the doctor and he has
pathy of the Orthopaedic Depart- been asked to reply within 48
ment was found treating patients hours, the director said.

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MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017


IN BRIEF Amarinder orders crackdown Cong to corner MP govt

on communal forces in State if Minister attends House Party will also raise the plight of farmers during the session
SAD, BJP blame govt for deteriorating law and order situation in Punjab Press trust of india Mr. Mishra, the BJP MLA firing in Mandsaur last
J&K launches weekly Bhopal from Datia seat, was disqual- month.
festival at Dal Lake SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT crackdown on elements try- port mafia, gangsters- all are The monsoon session of the ified by the EC on June 23 Since the Delhi High
SRINAGAR CHANDIGARH ing to whip up communal having a free run in Captains Madhya Pradesh Assembly for filing wrong accounts of Court has also upheld the
The spectacular Dal Lake here The incident of a pastor in passions by indulging in rule. Atrocities are being beginning on Monday is the expenditure for 2008 decision of the Election
hosted the first ever Cultrue Ludhiana being shot dead such attacks and to remain meted out on Dalits and Con- likely to be stormy with the Assembly polls and over Commission to disqualify
of Cruise, a weekly cultural has given the Opposition on high alert against such gress leaders are misusing opposition Congress on charges of paid news. Mishra, his attending the
programme organised by the fresh ammunition to target forces. local police to unleash polit- Sunday warning of strong session tomorrow( Monday),
Jammu and Kashmir the ruling Congress govern- Chief Minister directed ical vendetta, alleged BJP protests if senior minister Unpleasant situation if that is the case, will be
government aimed at ment in Punjab on the issue DGP Suresh Arora to ensure State vice-president Harjit Narottam Mishra, disquali- If Mishra doesnt cease to akin to the contempt of
bringing artists from various of deteriorating law and or- that the various departments Singh Grewal and State sec- fied by the Election Commis- be the member of the court, Mr. Singh said.
fields on one stage. The der situation, even as Chief Amarinder Singh of the police and intelligence retary Vineet Joshi at a joint sion recently, attends the House, a serious Constitu- Meanwhile, a delegation
innovative programme brings Minister Amarinder Singh in the State liaison and co- press conference here. House. tional crisis will erupt which of the BJP ministers on
writers, performance artistes, directed the police chief to sacrilege of religious ordinate with one another in The Congress said they will give rise to an unpleas- Sunday requested the
musicians, poets and crack down on elements try- granths, said Mr. Badal. order to gather advance in- Protest in Ludhiana would raise the plight of ant situation that has not Speaker to provide security
academics together and ing to whip up communal He said the shooting down telligence to prevent the re- Ludhiana: A large number of farmers during the 12-day- been witnessed in the his- to MLAs on the premises of
offers performances, passions in the State. of pastor Sultan Masih, who currence of such incidents, people belonging to the long session. tory of the Assembly, the the Assembly in view of the
workshops, talks, forums and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) headed The Temple of God according to an official Christian community on If we find Mishra in our LoP reportedly said. He said voting for Presidential polls
debates, J&K Academy of president Sukhbir Singh Church in Salem Tabri in spokesperson. Sunday took out a protest midst during the monsoon the governments attempts tomorrow (Monday), citing
Art, Culture and Languages Badal on Sunday accused the Ludhiana, was another ex- The pastor was allegedly against the killing of a pastor session beginning tomorrow to put on the back burner Mr. Singhs statement on
secretary Aziz Hajini said. Congress-led Punjab govern- ample of the manner in shot dead by two motor- and blocked the GT road in (Monday), we will file a de- the issues faced by the cul- likelihood of unpleasant
ment of being responsible which attempts were being cycle-borne assailants at the Slem Tabri area here for famation suit against Chief tivators wont succeed. situation if Mr. Mishra at-
Five children drown in for a breakdown of law and made to create communal Salem Tabri locality outside over three hours, the police Minister Shivraj Singh Madhya Pradesh recently tends the proceedings. The
separate incidents order in the State. tension in the State a local church in Ludhiana said. The agitators staged a Chouhan and Speaker witnessed violent protests delegation comprising Gaur-
GOPALGANJ/DARBHANGA There's a systematic on Saturday night. sit-in on the road and also re- Sitasharan Sharma for not by farmers demanding a ishanker Shejwar,
Five kids drowned on Sunday manner in which anti-na- Remain alert Bharatiya Janta Party fused to send Masihs body terminating his (Mishras) complete loan waiver and Umashanker Gupta and V.
in Bihars Gopalganj and tional elements had started Capt. Singh, meanwhile, has leader also attacked the Pun- for post-mortem. Traffic membership to the House, better remuneration for ag- Sarang handed over a
Darbhanga districts, the attacks against various com- directed the Director-Gen- jab government Sand came to a standstill in the Leader of the Opposition ricultural produce. Five memorandum to the
police said. Three kids munities besides resorting to eral of Police to order a mafia, liquor mafia, trans- city. Ajay Singh told reporters. farmers were killed in police Speaker.
drowned while taking bath in
a pool in Butia village in

BJP not in favour of snap

In a related incident in
Darbhanga district, two kids Seeking justice
drowned in a pond.

17 kg poppy seized in
Udhampur, one arrested
polls in Bihar: Sushil Modi
A man has been arrested after Party does not believe in breaking the alliance government
17 kg of poppy was seized
from his truck on the Jammu- Press Trust of India Opposition in the Bihar Le-
Srinagar national highway in Patna gislative Council, said Mr.
Udhampur district of Jammu Amid the present acrimony Kumar has on several occa-
and Kashmir on Sunday, the between the ruling JD(U) sions supported BJP and the
police said. The truck was and the RJD of the grand alli- Centre on various issues.
intercepted at Chenani ance, the BJP on Sunday said An intense check and
checkpoint and during it does not favour snap polls mate game is going on
checking 17 kg of poppy was in Bihar. between the two warring al-
seized, a police officer said. The party also extended lies, but both are wary of los-
support to Nitish Kumars ing power, the BJP leader
stand that deputy chief min- said expressing hope that
Six booked for harassing ister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav the situation will be resolved
woman over dowry must come clean on corrup- at the earliest.
tion charges against him.
Six members of an NRI family We are not in favour of Corruption charges
were on Sunday booked for mid-term polls in Bihar. The JD(U) has asked its key
allegedly harassing a woman Such a situation should not Sushil Kumar Modi ally RJD to come clean on
for dowry, the police said. arise in the state, senior Bi- the issue of corruption
Manbir Kaur had complained har BJP leader Sushil Kumar MPs panel to decide charges levelled against its
to the police that her Modi told reporters here. BJP does not believe in legislature party leader Te-
husband Harsimran Singh and breaking the alliance govern- jaswi Yadav.
five of her in-laws have been No support ment, but wants it to com- RJD supremo Lalu Prasad
harassing her for dowry after The BJP sought to steer clear plete its term. Partys parlia- has, however, said Tejaswi
she got married in 2008. The of the acrimony between the mentary board will decide will not resign merely on the
accused are settled in two ruling allies saying it is the issue depending on the ground that the CBI has
Brisbane, Australia and hail not going to extend inside or political situation, the BJP lodged an FIR against him in
from Guru Nanak Nagar area Protest: ABVP activists holding a candlelight protest march in New Delhi on Sunday against the rape and killing of a 16-year-old outside support if JD(U) leader said. the land-for-railways hotels
in the district, they said. girl in Shimla in July. SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR
* severs ties with RJD. Sushil Modi, the Leader of case.

Liquor ban in Bihar hits TB diagnosis Two swept away

Press trust of india
Union Health Ministry writes to the State seeking special exemption Shimla
Two persons were swept away by the wa-
Press trust of india ter of the Beas in Kullu and flash floods
alcohol which is used to con- needed for lamps used for using alcohol and spirit for wreaked havoc the in Janvi area as heavy
New Delhi
duct such tests in the labor- making smears. uninterrupted diagnostic rain pounded parts of Himachal Pra-
The ban on liquor in Bihar atories, including those in Cleaning of plungers of services under the Revised desh. Two youths, who were taking a dip
may have had some positives government facilities, ac- the CBNAAT, as part of National Tuberculosis Con- in the Beas near Bashing in Kullu, were
but it has taken a toll on the cording to Jagdish Prasad, monthly maintenance also trol Programme (RNTCP) is swept away , officials said.
diagnosis of tuberculosis in Director General of Health requires alcohol, he said in required, he said.
the State.
Conducting tests for dia-
Services, Ministry of Health.
In his letter to the Prin-
the letter. Freshly prepared
70 per cent alcohol is also re-
The State had last year re-
corded 64,158 cases of tuber- 0
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paper. Kasturi & Sons Limited, the Publisher & Owner of this newspaper, does not vouch for the
come an uphill task in Bihar of Health in Bihar, Dr. Prasad face disinfection. pitals, which is 33 per cent of authenticity of any advertisement or advertiser or for any of the advertisers products and/or
services. In no event can the Owner, Publisher, Printer, Editor, Director/s, Employees of this
since the ban on liquor was said prompt diagnosis and With the alcohol ban im- the total cases there. newspaper/company be held responsible/liable in any manner whatsoever for any claims and/or
damages for advertisements in this newspaper.
imposed in the State last appropriate treatment is es- posed in Bihar, the laborat- There are 736 microscopic
year, said a senior health de- sential for a successful tuber- ories are facing difficulty in labs besides 38 special labs
partment official. culosis control programme procuring alcohol and this for detecting TB.
This has prompted the and its diagnosis at peri- has affected the diagnosis of Bihar government
Union Health Ministry to pheral levels continues to be tuberculosis in the State, Dr. should abolish ban on the
write to the State health de- performed primarily by Prasad said in the letter, use of alcohol and spirit spe-
partment seeking special ex- smear microscopy. dated June 29. cially in laboratories and
emption for procuring and The reagents required for hospital set-ups. Alcohol and
using alcohol and spirit for smear microscopy (both Diagnostic services spirit are used for prepara-
uninterrupted diagnostic Ziehl Neelsen and Fluores- In view of the above and tion of reagents for micro-
services. cent staining) include abso- in public interest, special ex- scopy. This is essential for
There is a scarcity of ethyl lute alcohol. Spirit is also emption for procuring and microscopy test., he said.


Safe haven for endangered Egyptian vultures

Birding enthusiasts delighted to see them breeding in a human habitat
Vikas Vasudeva breeding population of the spotted near Ropar, on a site
CHANDIGARH Egyptian vulture is where carcasses of dead
Breeding of the rare and estimated to be 12,000 to animals are dumped.
threatened Egyptian 38,000 individuals. We are fortunate that the
vultures in a human habitat This scavenger has found bird is successfully breeding
at the Punjabi University an undisturbed and safe here. Employees are also
campus in Patiala has come roosting space here on the well aware and they also
as a pleasant surprise for campus and hence it is help us in their
birding enthusiasts. breeding successfully. conservation. Recently, one
It is nothing short of a Within a two-year-plus of the juvenile birds had
surprise, though a pleasant period, between summer- accidentally fallen on the
one, that the Egyptian monsoon 2015 and summer- ground and it was safely
vulture is successfully monsoon 2017, its rehabilitated to its nest. In
breeding within a human population has increased the campus, one pair breeds
habitation in Punjab and, Egyptian vulture from one breeding pair to on the top of observatory
more importantly, has eight individuals at present, building and another is on
become a resident species, red list of the International said Mr. Roy, who recently the roof of one building,
T.K. Roy, an ecologist and Union for Conversation of visited the campus. under the water tank, he
Delhi State coordinator at Nature (IUCN). The species said.
the Asian Waterbird Census, is popularly known as safed Largest colony Egyptian vultures usually
told The Hindu.
The Egyptian vulture
giddh (white vulture) in
Dr. Onkar Singh Brraich,
Assistant Professor with the
build their nests on the cliffs
of mountains, roofs of
(Neophron percnopterus), According to BirdLife Department of Zoology, said buildings and on tree-tops.
one among the globally International, a global that very few colonies of The species rarely hunt its
threatened vulture species partnership of organisations Egyptian vultures are left in food the birds mostly feed
found in India, is classified
under the Endangered (EN)
working for the conservation
of birds, the present global
Punjab, and the largest
colony of the bird has been
on carcasses of animals,
birds and reptiles.


MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017


Indu Sarkar promo event called


Capturing the waves

off again after Congress protests
Can I have my freedom of expression, Madhur Bhandarkar asks Rahul Gandhi
Pavan Dahat dira Gandhi]. Cant I make a
NAGPUR film? You are reacting to a
For the second time in 48 trailer of three minutes. The
hours film-maker Madhur film is 70% fictional and 30%
Bhandarkar was forced to based on books and docu-
cancel a press conference to mentaries. My actors and I
promote his film Indu Sarkar are scared and have can-
after Congress party workers celled our trips to Bangalore
allegedly forced themselves and Ahmedabad. Let the
into the venue at a hotel in people watch the movie.
Nagpur on Sunday. Mr. Bhandarkar turned
Mr. Bhandarkar then ex- down the partys demand to
pressed his displeasure on hold a special screening be-
Twitter. He wrote, Dear fore the movies release. He
@OfficeOfRG after Pune I said the claims that the film
have 2 cancel todays was BJP sponsored was
PressCon at Nagpur.Do you Venting ire: Congress workers stage a protest against absolutely obnoxious.
approve this hooliganism? Indu Sarkar in Nagpur on Sunday. S. SUDERSHAN * Meanwhile, the Congress
Can I have my Freedom of denied the allegations. Party
Expression. entered the hotel in Pune wrong and the party must spokesperson Atul Londhe
Addressing reporters at and stalled the event. condemn it. It is my respons- said, The party workers will
Nagpur airport Mr. He said, Rahul Gandhi is ibility to ask Mr. Gandhi not allow anyone to impose
Bhandarkar said, Its really the leader and his party when this mistreatment will their ideology on us and ma-
sad that Congress workers workers are creating a end. The party talks of the lign our leader. We didnt go
are creating a ruckus at our ruckus at our events and freedom of expression. there to stop his press con-
press conferences. On Sat- threaten to blacken our faces People write books and ference. We went there Living in the moment: Visitors to the Nandur Madhmeshwar dam click selfies with the rising waves in the backdrop in Nashik
urday, about 200 people and throw ink at us. This is make documentaries [on In- peacefully, but he fled. on Sunday after authorities opened the floodgates following heavy rainfall. AJAJ SHAIKH *

Gujarat rain
rescue apace
Probe ordered into drifting of vessel Take steps to help women
Special Correspondent
Oppn. accuses Goa govt. of underhand means to introduce sixth casino in Mandovi
Prakash Kamat controversy.
in crisis: NGO to Goa govt.
Incessant rains have PANAJI The Congress and Aam
claimed nine lives in Gu- Floating casino vessel MV Aadmi Party (AAP) separ- Demands follow rescue of woman locked up by family
jarat while over 400 Lucky Seven, belonging to ately stepped up pressure on
people stranded in floods former Haryana Minister Go- the State government. Prakash Kamat man rights of women, said count, which was being
have been rescued, includ- pal Kanda, which drifted After promising to oust PANAJI Sabina Martins of Bailancho withdrawn. This aspect is
ing dozens of them airlifted into Miramar beach, has cre- casinos, the government has Taking a cue from the recent Saad at a press conference under investigation, Ms.
by the Indian Air Force ated a political storm. introduced yet another case in which a woman was on Sunday. Ms. Martins said Martins said.
since July 14, when rain On Sunday, the Indian casino in the Mandovi, State found confined to a room by Ms. Verlekar, who studied Bailancho Saad has said
fury began in the State. Coast Guard airlifted four AAP convenor Elvis Gomes her family for years, Bailan- up to Class XII (commerce), the government should peri-
With the help of Na- sailors who had been injured said at a press conference. cho Saad, a womens collect- was married, but was sent odically check the living con-
tional Disaster Response and stranded on board the The AAP has accused the ive which played a role in back to her maternal home. ditions of people who are
Force and the Air Force, ship, a Coast Guard spokes- government of deliberately her rescue, has demanded Family members said she termed mentally unstable.
we have rescued 405 per- person said. presenting a weak case in measures such as expediting was confined because her Ms. Martins said there
sons in different parts of The Opposition has ac- court on the issue of allow- the formation of a one-stop mental condition was not should be a mechanism to
the State in the last 48 cused the BJP-led coalition ing the vessel to operate in crisis centre for women and stable. A medical examina- check if the money from
hours. Nine persons have government of using under- Showstopper: The grounded MV Lucky Seven attracted tourists the Mandovi. All India Con- child victims of violence and tion found her psychologic- welfare schemes reaches be-
lost their lives while 2,004 hand means to introduce a at Miramar Beach early on Sunday. ATISH POMBURFEKAR
* gress Committee Secretary abuse. ally and physically stable to neficiaries. Ms. Martins also
persons have been shifted sixth offshore casino in the Girish Chodankar told re- The case of Sunita Ver- be admitted to the State-run urged the government to ex-
to safer places, said Rev- already saturated Mandovi Tourism Minister Babu report, because tourists porters on Sunday, Nature lekar, who was locked in a shelter home of Provedoria, pedite setting up the one-
enue Minister Bhupendras- river. The Congress has de- Azgaonkar has ordered an should not be put in diffi- stopped unholy designs of room with the stench of ur- Public Assistance Depart- stop crisis centre and the
inh Chudasama, who su- manded a probe into how investigation into the incid- culty and our name should the Goa government to bring ine, without clothes or elec- ment. She received 2,000 State Resource Centre for
pervised the rescue efforts MV Lucky Seven was allowed ent. I will seek a report as not be spoilt, he said. Chief yet another casino into Goa tricity, and infested with per month from the Day- Women, funds for both of
from the States emergency to drift from the Mormugao soon as possible, and action Minister Manohar Parrikar the BJP played with the life mosquitoes, has brought to anand Social Security which have been provided
control room on Sunday. Port Trust berth. will be taken based on the has steered clear of the of the crew on board. the fore the violation of hu- Scheme in her bank ac- by the Central government.


MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017

20 convicts shifted from Bengaluru Sangita Kalanidhi
They were sent to prisons in the districts for allegedly complaining about irregularities to DIG Roopa award for Ravikiran
Special Correspondent mar, along with a group of DGP Prisons, were not suc- He has fully lived up to his promise
Police complaint filed Bengaluru convicts as wardens, cessful.
against Yeddyurappa At least 20 convicts, who al- reached the spot and began While the Parappana B. Kolappan
BENGALURU legedly complained to to argue with them. Agrahara Central prison is CHENNAI
A Bengaluru-based RTI Deputy Inspector-General of Ms. Roopa then left the mired in controversies, fam- Chitraveena maestro N.
activist has filed a police Police (Prisons) D. Roopa place, which led to the in- ily members of inmates are Ravikiran, who as a child
complaint against Karnataka about irregularities at the mates staging a snap protest, not getting permission easily prodigy won the scholarship
BJP president B.S. Yeddyura Parappana Agrahara Central refusing to go back to their to meet them. This is owing of the Music Academy in
ppa for making controversial Prison here were shifted to barracks. The situation got to the expected visit of the 1969, has been selected for
remarks in Dakshina Kannada. other district prisons on Sat- out of hand. One of the in- special team to probe irregu- this years Sangita Kalanidhi
Mr. Yeddyurappa had warned urday night. mates, who was leading the larities in the Prisons Depart- award of the institution.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah The development came protest, was allegedly beaten ment. Ravikiran has fully lived
that fire would engulf the even as retired bureaucrat up. The jurisdictional police, A woman from Hebbal up to his promise as a child
whole State if RSS leader Vinay Kumar, appointed to along with additional forces, had to wait for hours to get prodigy and has risen to
Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat was probe the alleged irregularit- rushed to the prison to con- permission to meet her hus- great heights of musician-
arrested. ies in the prison, is expected tain the situation. band who is in the jail since ship over an illustrious ca- N. Ravikiran
to visit the jail on Monday. Friday to inform him about reer, said N. Murali, presid-
Prohibitory orders Jail officials of Mysuru, Under the scanner: The Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Charged with violations his fathers death. Aruna said ent of the Academy, while Maharashtra, used the name
in Mangaluru Ballari and Belagavi con- Bengaluru. K. MURALI KUMAR
* Taking a serious note of this, her husband Rajanna was ar- explaining the unanimous gottuvadhyam as he used a
MANGALURU firmed to The Hindu that the Mr. Krishna Kumar shifted rested on the charge of as- decision of the executive piece of bison horn or
Prohibitory orders were prisoners arrived early on victs shifted out of Parap- ground of Parappana Agra- the inmates to other jails sault. His aged father died committee to select him for ebony wood to play the
clamped in the city limits till Sunday. Though prison offi- pana Agrahara, alleged that hara as soon as Ms. Roopa charging them with violating after prolonged illness on the award. instrument.
July 30 in the wake of recent cials in Bengaluru sought to her husband was beaten up came for inspection and de- provisions in the prison Saturday night. He will preside over the After listening to
incidents of communal unrest play down the transfer, term- on Saturday night for re- manded to meet her. The in- manual, sources said. Aruna came to the prison 91st annual conference to be Sakharamarao playing the
in parts of Dakshina Kannada ing it routine, a district jail portedly complaining to Ms. mates poured out their woes Meanwhile, sources said early on Sunday morning held between December 15, instrument, my grandfather
district. In a related official said a total of 20 con- Roopa about irregularities. to Ms. Roopa, accusing the senior police officials visited and pleaded with the prison 2017 and January 1, 2018. Narayana Iyengar decided
development, the head of a victs were shifted to various Without even informing the prison staff of harassment the jail on Sunday morning staff to either allow her to The award will be conferred to become his disciple, said
local math has been asked to prisons for holding a protest family, he was shifted to a and torture if their demands and conducted an inspec- meet Rajanna or convey the on him on January 1, on the Mr. Ravikiran, who has con-
appear before the police over for non-release despite com- district jail around 1 a.m., for bribes were not met. tion. message. They made her day of sadas. tributed immensely to the
his claims that he had vital pleting 14 years of sentence. she said. The event snowballed into Repeated attempts to con- wait and finally gave her per- I thank the Music evolution of the instrument
leads on the murder of an Speaking to The Hindu, On Saturday, over 700 in- a snap protest when Chief tact Mr. Krishna Kumar and mission to meet him in the Academy. I am humbled by in modern days.
RSS worker in Bantwal. PTI the wife of one of the con- mates gathered on the Superintendent Krishna Ku- Mr. H.N. Satyanarayana Rao, afternoon. the award as I have always Mr. Ravikiran said he was
maintained the attitude of a using a teflon pipe to play
student. Its Gods grace and the instrument. Besides

Famed A.P. zoo haunted by animal deaths

blessing of my gurus includ- learning from his father, he
ing my father N. Narasim- also came under the tutel-
han that I have been selec- age of T. Brinda for a decade
ted for the award, Mr. from 1986 to 1996.
Ravikiran told The Hindu. He is also responsible for
Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park, which has been caring for rescued lions and tigers, has now lost a white tiger cub He first came to limelight popularising many keer-
when he appeared on the thanas of Oothukadu Ven-
B.Venkat Sandeep are sensitive till they are two Champa, the 27-year-old li- Suboo, died due to a head in- dais of the Music Academy katasubbaiyar.
TIRUPATI years old, and prone to de- oness, died on July 11 from jury sustained while moving as a two-year-old respond- The Academys Sangita
The Sri Venkateswara Zoolo- velop health issues. Some old age complications. In around in its enclosure. The ing to the questions of the Kala Acharya awards will be
gical Park (SVZP) here has might have low immunity, 2002, the Central Zoo Au- animal was transferred from great maestros and identify- given to mridangist V.
been plunged in gloom over and some are weak at birth. thority (CZA) had rescued the Alipore Zoological Gar- ing ragas. Kamalakar Rao and vocalist
the past week, as three anim- The recent death is due to a several animals from cir- dens in Kolkata in 2010 to I am not able to remem- Radha Namboodhiri.
als died in quick succession. similar reason, said SVZP cuses across the country, SVZP. ber what happened on that Ghatam exponent
On Saturday, a nine-month- Curator Y. Srinivasulu Reddy. and 77 animals, comprising day. It was G. Narasimhan of Sukanya Rajagopal and Oth-
old white tiger cub suc- Mr. Reddy said the zoo lions and tigers, were shifted White tiger safari The Hindu who persuaded uvar Muthu Kandasamy
cumbed to kidney failure, monitored the health of the to the SVZP. The zoo park On plans to develop the zoo, my family to shift base from Desikar will get the TTK
linked to a genetic condition. cubs during the critical was among the seven selec- Mr. Reddy said opening of a Mysuru to Chennai, said awards. The musicologist
Earlier, the lone giraffe, period after their birth, using ted by the CZA to set up res- white tiger safari in August Mr. Ravikiran, who is also award will go to T.S.
Suboo, and a rescued lion- CCTV cameras in the enclos- cue centres. was on the cards. There are instrumental in the Sathyavathi and the Papa
ess, Champa, died due to Feline family: A file photo of white tigers at the Sri ures. The loss of one was un- The average age of the lion and deer safaris at Academy adopting a resolu- Venkatramiah award for vi-
traumatic shock and old age Venkateswara Zoological Park. K.V. POORNACHANDRA KUMAR
* fortunate. rescued animals was around present. The authorities have tion to restore to gottuvad- olin will be given to Tiruval-
respectively. Mr. Reddy said that zoo of- 15 years and over time, 63 come up with a 150 crore hyam its original name lur Parthasarathy.
The cub was a member of up captive breeding of lions, its animals, but is also a ficials, along with two veter- died due to various reasons. master plan for the zoo. Of chitraveena in 1990. Lakshmi Viswanathan
the local captive breeding tigers, white tigers and leo- centre for captive breeding inarians, regularly consult Currently, 14 lions are its 1,254-hectare spread, only Thiruvidaimarudhur will get the Nritya Kalanidhi
programme. During the past pards. and houses two Animal Res- experts at the Sri Ven- housed at the ARC and 300 hectares have been de- Sakharamarao, a name syn- award on the day of inaugur-
couple of years, the authorit- The Sri Venkateswara Zo- cue Centres (ARCs) caring for kateswara Veterinary Univer- Champa was among them, veloped. Wild animal safaris onymous with the instru- ation of the dance festival
ies have focused on scaling ological Park not only exhib- rescued animals. The cubs sity and other specialists. said Mr. Reddy. The giraffe, and night safari are planned. ment and originally from on January 3.

Nurses agitation N-plant: land


Forging ahead to be handed

put on hold over to NPCIL
Kerala CM to conduct talks on July 20
by October
K. Srinivasa Rao
Special Correspondent ceed or not, we will restart SRIKAKULAM
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM the agitation on July 21, he The A.P. government will
After being approached by said. officially transfer 2,200
the Chief Ministers Office, UNA vice-president Sibi acres of land to the Nuclear
the Indian Nurses Associ- Mukesh said, We will meet Power Corporation of India
ation (INA) has postponed on July 19 and decide Limited (NPCIL) by Octo-
its plan for an indefinite whether to launch an agita- ber 2017 for construction
strike from July 17. tion on July 20 or wait till of Indias biggest atomic
The CMs office on the talks are over, he said. power plant in Kovvada vil-
Sunday reached out to the On the move by the Kan- lage of Ranasthalam man-
office-bearers of INA and nur administration to de- dal in the district. Revenue
the United Nurses Associ- ploy nursing students for officials will hand over 500
ation (UNA) with an offer to hospital duty, Mr. Mukesh acres by August 15 and the
speak directly with Kerala said it was illegal. Only a remaining in a phased
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vi- candidate who has success- manner.
jayan. Following this, they fully completed the nursing District Collector K.
agreed to put on hold their programme and the one- Dhanunjaya Reddy has
agitation plans. year training is qualified to been according top prior-
INA general secretary Mo- see patients. This may lead ity to overcome practical
hammed Shihad said the in- to a crisis on the health difficulties in acquiring
definite fast in front of the front, he said. land in sensitive villages.
Secretariat would continue. The Kerala High Court As most of the villagers
There will be a march to had on Friday prohibited who face displacement
the Secretariat from six hos- the indefinite strike of have agreed to accept a
pitals from nurses organisations from compensation of 18 lakh
Thiruvananthpuram and July 17 demanding higher per acre offered under the
Kollam. The marches will be wages. The government had Land Acquisition Act of
held without disrupting the submitted that the strike 2013, the acquisition pro-
functioning of the hospitals. was announced at a time Making way: Construction work of two tunnels, with a distance of 2 km, inside the forest area in Kuthiran under progress on National Highway 47 at Mannuthy- cess is going on smoothly.
Depending on whether talks when the State was in the Vadakkanchery in Kerala. The construction is being done as part of the six-laning of the stretch. This is expected to help ease traffic congestion in the Kuthiran However, a few of them
with the Chief Minister suc- grip of a fever epidemic. region, where vehicles now move on the top of the hill through a narrow stretch. K.K. MUSTAFAH *
have expressed unhappi-
ness over payment of
lesser amount than prom-

Vizag shipyard to finish refit of No interference in probe into illegal activities ised because of mistakes
in the records.
Speaking to The Hindu,
Mr. Dhanunjaya Reddy said
INS Sindhuvir in 27 months Telangana government has no need to protect anyone, says Chief Minister KCR that compensation amount
was being finalised for
Special Correspondent ing firmly with SC/ST atrocit- jobs. The Director-General of structures, trees, and other
Premier yard has expertise in submarine repairs HYDERABAD ies cases. Police explained to the Chief properties.
Telangana Chief Minister K. Minister the measures taken The villagers are co-
Santosh Patnaik Chandrasekhar Rao has as- Online rummy to control adulteration of operating with us as almost
VISAKHAPATNAM serted that there will be no It had successfully ended food items and seeds. As all their demands have
Hindustan Shipyard Lim- political interference in the playing cards and took steps many as 56 teams had been been accepted. Apart from
ited, which kick-started the cases relating to illegal activ- to ban online rummy. Some constituted to check adulter- paying compensation, we
retrofitting of Russia-made ities as the government has people went to courts and ation of seeds while 14 more are constructing a model
INS Sindhuvir, one of the no need to protect anyone. we will explain the actual would be exclusively work- colony for them in
sophisticated EKM-class sub- The Chief Minister fa- situation to the courts, he ing on checking food adulter- Dharmavaram village near
marines of Indian Navy, will voured creation of special said, adding that the govern- ation. Etcherla. In all, 213 acres of
complete the 500 crore wing on the lines of counter ment could successfully Cases had been registered forest land has been ac-
project in 27 months. intelligence to keep tabs on check the sale of illicit liquor against those indulging in quired for the purpose.
The countrys premier the activities on a regular up to 95 per cent and special adulteration of food and This apart, we are scouting
shipbuilding yard, set up by basis. The government action plan had been put in seeds and the medical and for land for construction of
Scindia Steam Navigation would stand by the officials K. Chandrasekhar Rao place to control the illicit li- health, agriculture and mu- gated community for the
Ltd in 1941 in recognition of investigating illegal activities quor trade completely. nicipal administration de- NPCIL officials and staff,
the strategic importance of and they should crush the acts based on its needs. He The governments steps partments were extending he said.
the city, was credited with culprits with an iron fist. was reviewing the law and paid dividends as those en- necessary cooperation in The NPCIL has already
successfully completing the 500 crore project: Hindustan Shipyard Limited has We will give you (offi- order situation and other is- gaged in illicit liquor manu- this direction. deposited 384 crore with
retrofitting of INS commenced the retrofitting of INS Sindhuvir at Visakhapatnam. cials) all the strength, sup- sues with senior officials at a facturing had shifted to al- In this context, the Chief the district administration
Sindhukirti immediately port and personnel neces- high-level meeting here on ternative employment, and Minister directed the offi- towards payment of com-
after Cyclone Hudhud cility developed at a cost of The Ministry of Defence sary for this, he said. The Sunday and wanted officials jobs were being provided to cials to appoint food inspect- pensation. A few villagers
caused devastation in and 50 crore. It has expertise in has accorded clearance to Chief Minister said the offi- concerned to give special in- them. The officials should ors to check the quality of have already received the
around Visakhapatnam in submarine repairs with have tie-up with Hyundai cials need not go by the acts centives to police personnel accordingly hold talks with food while they were in- amount and the remaining
2014. plans to construct next gen- Heavy Industries, the South and laws that existed in the who excelled in controlling those engaged in the busi- structed to furnish informa- will be paid in a phased
Hindustan Shipyard Lim- eration submarines in fu- Korean shipbuilding giant, united State as the State the menace of drugs. ness and ensure that they tion on quality of seeds with manner, he added.
ited has submarine repair fa- ture. for collaboration with HSL. could frame new laws and The government was deal- were provided alternative immediate effect.


MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017

Weather Watch
Rainfall, temperature & air quality in select metros yesterday

Temperature Data: IMD, Pollution Data: CPCB, Map: Skymet (Taken at 18.00 Hrs)

Forecast for Monday: Heavy rain likely at isolated places over

Odisha, Konkan, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Hi-
machal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Anda-
man and Nicobar islands, Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka
and Kerala.
city rain max min city rain max min
Agartala.................. -.... 35.0.... 27.2 Kozhikode .............5.4.... 32.7.... 24.7
Ahmedabad........10.4.... 30.0.... 24.5 Kurnool .................3.4.... 34.0.... 24.2
Aizawl ...............11.0.... 31.2.... 13.0 Lucknow................... -.... 32.1.... 27.2
Allahabad ............7.0.... 35.3.... 27.0 Madurai.................... -.... 37.4.... 27.4
Bengaluru ............... -.... 24.7.... 19.7 Mangaluru ...........37.0.... 26.5.... 22.2
Bhopal.................8.4.... 31.9.... 23.6 Mumbai...............72.5.... 30.6.... 23.0
Bhubaneswar .......8.9.... 30.0.... 25.0 Mysuru..................... -.... 28.5.... 19.0
Chandigarh ............. -.... 33.5.... 28.2 New Delhi ................ -.... 36.0.... 28.4
Chennai ...............0.2.... 34.1.... 27.4 Patna ....................... -.... 36.1.... 28.1
Coimbatore............. -.... 33.4.... 23.2 Port Blair ..............3.2.... 30.0.... 27.3
Dehradun................ -.... 33.4.... 25.4 Puducherry............... -.... 34.6.... 27.7
Gangtok...............1.8.... 24.0.... 17.8 Pune .....................6.7.... 26.4.... 21.8
Goa ........................ -.... 28.0.... 24.0 Raipur ...................... -.... 29.7.... 25.2
Guwahati ................ -.... 36.8.... 27.6 Ranchi...................... -.... 31.6.... 22.2
Hubballi.................. -.... 27.0.... 21.0 Shillong...............48.7.... 26.4.... 14.7
Hyderabad ...........0.5.... 30.6.... 22.3 Shimla...................2.2.... 21.2.... 17.0
Imphal.................... -.... 31.0.... 23.0 Srinagar ................... -.... 32.2.... 20.3
Jaipur ................10.7.... 33.1.... 26.0 Trivandrum .............. -.... 30.8.... 24.8
Kochi.................12.2.... 30.8.... 23.6 Tiruchi ..................... -.... 37.8.... 28.0
Kohima................7.4.... 28.8.... 18.6 Vijayawada ............0.8.... 30.2.... 25.8
Kolkata................0.4.... 34.6.... 27.3 Visakhapatnam .......1.1.... 30.4.... 27.0
Particulate matter in the air you are breathing Yesterday
CITIES SO2 NO2 CO PM2.5 PM10 CODE Pollution levels were
Ahmedabad ....... .....-......-.....-......... - ........- ........- broadly under permissible
Bengaluru.............16 ...18 ..19...... 25 ........-.......* limits on Sunday. In
observations made at
Chennai ..................6 ...18 ..43.... 110 ........-.......* 4 p.m., Mandi
Delhi ....................10 ...40 ..26...... 65 ........-.......* Gobindgarh recorded
Hyderabad............12 ...23 ..23...... 35 ........-.......* an air quality index (AQI)
Kolkata.................29 ...55 ..18......... -......60.......* score of 127, indicating
Lucknow.................3 ...12 ..22...... 80 ........-.......* relatively higher levels of
pollutants in the air, in
Mumbai ..................6 ...17 ..55...... 34......80.......* stark contrast to Nashik,
Pune ....................13 ...27 ..75...... 21......27.......* which recorded a
Visakhapatnam .......7 ...10 ..41...... 53......59.......* healthy AQI score of 34.

Air Quality Code: * Poor * Moderate * Good

SO2: Sulphur Dioxide. Short-term exposure can harm the respiratory system,
making breathing difficult. It can affect visibility by reacting with other air
particles to form haze and stain culturally important objects such as statues
and monuments.
NO2: Nitrogen Dioxide. Aggravates respiratory illness, causes haze to form by
reacting with other air particles, causes acid rain, pollutes coastal waters.
CO: Carbon monoxide. High concentration in air reduces oxygen supply to
critical organs like the heart and brain. At very high levels, it can cause
dizziness, confusion, unconsciousness and even death.
PM2.5 & PM10: Particulate matter pollution can cause irritation of the eyes,
nose and throat, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath, reduced
lung function, irregular heartbeat, asthma attacks, heart attacks and
premature death in people with heart or lung disease


MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017


SC for conclusive
Bengals medicinal plants face threat proof in graft case
Forest Department has documented 581 of these species in a unique 600-page-volume
Mere possession of notes not enough
Field trials of ultra-light Krishnadas Rajagopal was the Station House Of-
howitzers in Pokhran NEW DELHI ficer at the Ajnala Police Sta-
NEW DELHI Mere possession or recovery tion, even threatened Sar-
Exhaustive field trials are of currency notes from a abjit and the latter lodged
being carried out on two public official is not enough complaint against the SHO
long-range ultra-light to substantiate that he took with the Vigilance depart-
howitzers in Pokhran, which a bribe, there has to be con- ment.
the Indian Army received clusive proof that he did A trap was set and Mukh-
from the U.S. after a gap of make a demand for illegal tiar Singh was allegedly
30 years since the Bofors gratification in order to find caught having taken the
Shiv Sahay Singh book, Santhosha G. R., Di- for the treatment of jaun-
scandal broke out, an official Saraca asoca: The bark is used Gloriosa superba: Its roots him guilty of corruption, the money.
KOLKATA visional Forest Officer, Mid- dice and rheumatism, As-
said. The test-firing is in treatment of many ailments, have certain anti-carcinogenic Supreme Court has held. The trial court sentenced
The West Bengal Forest De- napur Silviculture Division, paragus racemosus is not
primarily aimed at collating including heart diseases and anti-malarial properties In the absence of any him to a years imprison-
partment on Friday came told The Hindu. only used to treat human
and determining various proof of demand for illegal ment in the graft case.
out with a unique publica- ailments but also that of
critical data of the M-777 A-2 gratification, the use of cor- While the appeal was
tion that provides details on Brink of extinction cattle, and is sold in the
ultra-light howitzers. The 155 rupt or illegal means or ab- pending in the Punjab and
581 species of medicinal Mr. Santhosha emphasised markets of south Bengal by
mm, 39-calibre guns will fire use of position as a public Haryana High Court, Mukh-
plants found across differ- that increasing use of medi- locals.
Indian ammunition. PTI servant to obtain any valu- tiar Singh died. His legal
ent regions of south Bengal. cinal plants as raw materi-
able thing or pecuniary ad- heirs continued the fight for
The plants are being con- als by different pharma Significant uses
SC notice to Centre, IIT vantage cannot be held to him, but eventually failed in
served in situ, that is, where companies has pushed The roots of a rambling
on students plea be proved, a Bench of the High Court, which con-
the plants are naturally many of these species to herb Gloriosa superba
NEW DELHI Justices Arun Mishra and firmed the sentence. The
found, at four medicinal the brink of extinction. found across south Bengal
The Supreme Court has said it Amitava Roy concluded in a High Court had believed the
plant conservation areas Stating that the volume are poisonous, but they
will examine whether an IIT recent judgment. prosecutions version that
(MPCA) across south Bengal will help scientists, forest- have certain anti-carcino-
can withhold the results of a the SHO asked Sarabjit
Bonnie Camp MPCA ers, researchers and Ay- genic and anti-malarial
final-year student, who was Asparagus officinalis: Used in Dowry case Singh if he had brought the
South 24 Parganas district, urveda practitioners, N. K. properties and are widely
terminated after being held the treatment of jaundice and The judgment concerns a money, and this amounted
Adenenthera pavonina: Used Kakrajhore MPCA at Janagal Pandey, Principal Chief sought by pharma
guilty in a sexual harassment rheumatism police officer in Punjab who to a demand for payment of
as an aphrodisiac Mahal in the south-western Conservator of Forests, companies.
case. A Bench of justices S.A. was convicted of taking a bribe.
part of the State, Garh West Bengal, said that the The bark of the medium-
Bobde and L. Nageswara Rao bribe of 2000 in 2009. In the appeal, the Su-
Panchkot MPCA in the publication is part of ongo- sized evergreen tree Saraca
issued notice to the Centre The prosecution said he preme Court held that a
Panchet foothills in the Pur- ing measures taken up by asoca (commonly called
and IIT-Kanpur on the plea of took the money as illegal mere stray question like that
ulia district, and Susinia the State Forest Depart- Asok tree), which is a
the student, who challenged gratification to allegedly ex- did not confirm the accusa-
MPCA located in Bankura ment to conserve medicinal threatened tree species
the Allahabad High Court onerate an accused, Sarabjit tion that Mukhtiar Singh
near Raghunathpur. plants. classified as Vulnerable on
order dismissing his plea. Singh, another police of- had demanded a bribe. Be-
Collections from two ex- A large number of plants the International Union for
Advocate Manu Shanker ficer, in a dowry harassment sides, none of the prosecu-
situ (conserving in an area compiled in the book are the Conservation of
Mishra, appearing for the case. tion witnesses could prove
where the plants were not from the Amlachati Medi- Natures (IUCN) Red List, is
petitioner, said the results of The prosecution argued the date and time of the re-
originally found) conserva- cinal Plant Garden, which used in the treatment of a
the final semester should be that Mukhtiar Singh, who ceipt of the bribe.
tion sites at the Amlachati boasts of the largest collec- number of ailments, includ-
given to the student as the
Medicinal Plant Garden tion of medicinal plants in ing heart disease.
delay is affecting his career. PTI Cassia fistula: Has medicinal Emblica officinialis: Rich in
about 20 km from Jhargram the country, though it is loc- One of the authorssaid
Jan Dhan deposits surge
to 64,564 crore
properties for treating skin
town and the Digha Medi-
cinal Plant Garden at the
ated in a small area com-
prising of a few hectares of
that sloth bears are repor-
ted to feed on the pulp of
vitamin C and has a raft of
medicinal properties T.N. Minister hints at
Purba Medinipur district land. The publication lists the Cassia fistula (amaltus)
Deposits in Jan Dhan
accounts have touched a new
have also been included in
the 600-page book titled
medicinal plants in alpha-
betical order as per their
fruit for stomach ailments.
The plant also has medi-
action against Kamal
Medicinal Plant Resources of scientific names. For in- cinal properties for treating
high of 64,564 crore, of Staff Reporter television channel, had re-
South Bengal. stance, it provides details of skin diseases in humans.
which over 300 crore came VILLUPURAM cently glossed over alleged
Out of 20,000 medicinal three species of asparagus, The publication will not
in the first seven months of Tamil Nadu Law Minister derogatory comments made
plants listed by the World a climber: Asparagus ad- only serve as a very import-
demonetisation, according to C.Ve. Shanmugam on by some participants of the
Health Organisation scendens, Asparagus offi- ant data bank of medicinal
government data. The Sunday said that certain show. Some politicians had
(WHO), Indias contribution cinalis and Asparagus ra- plants in the country, but
Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan comments made by actor contended that these com-
is about 5,000 species. cemosus. All three species will also generate interest
Yojana aims at bringing Kamal Haasan recently war- ments were targeted at
The publication lists 581 are found across south among common people to
hitherto unbanked areas and ranted action under the members of socially op-
species, which means that Bengal. come forward and conserve
people under a formal Scheduled Castes and pressed communities. The
one of every 10 species of According to the authors medicinal plans by growing Mimusops elangi: Used in the
banking system. Bank Tribes (Prevention of Atro- Minister said Mr. Haasan
Heliotropium indicum: Its root medicinal plants found in of the book, while As- them into their home gar- treatment of ailments
accounts can be opened with cities) Act. didnt have the standing to
is used for treating snake-bites India have been listed in the paragus officinalis is used dens, Mr. Santhosha said. related to teeth
a zero balance under the The actor, who is anchor- comment on women as he
scheme . PTI ing the Bigg Boss show on a was against Tamil culture.

One killed in Chennai cylinder blast

Explosion occurred when fire station personnel tried to open the eatery
Staff Reporter power cuts, saw smoke
CHENNAI emerging from an eatery op-
One fireman was killed and posite the office.
over 50 persons were in- The Kodungaiyur police
jured three of them seri- arrived at the spot and were
ously after a gas cylinder assisting the fire station per-
exploded at an eatery loc- sonnel, who, after dousing
ated on Meenambal Road in the smoke, tried to enter the
Kannadasan Nagar in Chen- shop, when the cylinder ex-
nai on Saturday night. ploded, injuring people
Around midnight, the Fire within a 50-metre radius.
Control Room received a call Later, technical experts
regarding smoke billowing visited the site to investigate
out of a shop situated in the the cause of the accident. A
ground floor of a building. case was filed under Section
Fire station personnel 304A of the IPC.
rushed to the spot, and In ruins: The site of the blast which ripped through an eatery in
when they tried to open the Chennai. JOTHI RAMALINGAM
* Solatium announced
shop, a gas cylinder inside Chief Minister Edappadi K.
the premises exploded, in- Kilpauk Medical College Hos- dition, the police said. Palaniswami visited the
juring several firemen and pital (KMCH), the rest were Elaborating on the se- KMCH and announced 13
residents who had gathered treated as out-patients. quence of events leading up lakh as solatium to the family
outside, said a senior official Of those admitted to to the tragedy, the police of the deceased fireman.
of the Tamil Nadu Fire and KMCH, fireman S. Egaraj, 50, said that a group of resid- He announced 50,000 as
Rescue Services (TNFRS). succumbed to burns. Three ents, who arrived at the local relief for victims with severe
While 32 persons were ad- others, including a 11-year- electricity board office to burns and 25,000 for those
mitted to the Government old boy, are in a serious con- complain about frequent who suffered minor injuries.

Kerala plans a league of boat races

It will include more boats and races next year to attract more sponsorships
Special Correspondent
Kerala Boat Race League, a
series of boat races under a
common banner, will be or-
ganised next year.
The league of races has
been conceptualised by
Nehru Trophy Boat Race
Committee, with a view to
including more number of
boats and races across Ker-
ala, attracting larger parti-
cipation and sponsorships.

For better preparation

The series was initially
sought to be held this year
and nine popular races were
included, beginning with the
Nehru trophy boat race at The Champakulam boat race which was held at Kuttanad recently.
Punnamada in Alappuzha,
and ending with the race at event to next year. The com- graphs each of the rowers at races. Display of naval talent
Kottappuram in Thrissur. mittee has decided to limit the time of registration. The had been held in the past.
There were demands from the number of rowers from details will have to be fur- A total amount of 14.35
various other boat race or- other States to 25%. nished by August 2. lakh has been distributed as
ganisers to include them in The last date for registra- maintenance grant to boats
the league. Identity cards tion of boats has been exten- for 2016. Chundans get
Considering the limita- The minimum age of parti- ded up to July 25. Six boats, 40,000 each.
tions to make arrangements cipants should be 25 years. including four chundans and Smaller ones in the A
for a bigger league of races Photo identity cards will be two Iruttukuthis, have been grade get 25,000 while
extending over a larger geo- given to all the rowers, who registered already. those in B grade get
graphical area within a short will have to wear it during Indian Navy has evinced 20,000 each.
span of time, the committee the race. The boat clubs will interest in presenting a show The Thekkanodi and
has decided to postpone the have to provide two photo- in between the preliminary Churulans get 15,000 each.


MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017

Back to the classroom

Evidence-based policing is gaining credibility by the day Indias police force must be exposed to it
violent crime grips major cities diction which report more incid-
across the globe. How else would ents than others. EBP goes beyond
you account for the increasing statistics and pinpoints the time
The past catches up number of homicides in an other-
wise placid State such as Tamil
and opportunities presented to a
potential offender. As the seminal
The SC rightly rules that extra-judicial killings Nadu? Here, anyone speaking essay Broken Windows carried by
against a rival political faction or a the Atlantic magazine several years
cannot be overlooked owing to lapse of time r.k. raghavan rival caste group now faces immin- ago pointed out, where there is
ent threat. This in a region where public apathy and civic neglect,

y ordering an investigation by the Central Bureau
n a recent article in an American there was until recently a fear of the prospects of crime are high.
of Investigation into more than 80 cases of sus-
I newspaper, the doyen among the law and an esteem for the po- Fixing a street light that is not burn-

pected extra-judicial killings in Manipur, the Su- police scholars, Prof. David Bay- lices capacity to swoop on the of- ing for several days, for instance, is
preme Court has reiterated the principle of accountab- ley, expressed his anguish over fenders in quick time. Now, hired an action that could contain crime.
ility as an essential part of the rule of law. These cases what he considered to be a crisis in goons rule the day, and the police EBP studies phenomena such as
involved either suspected fake encounters or the use of U.S. law enforcement. In his view are afraid of them. these and highlights findings that
excessive or retaliatory force. The court has rightly re- this was caused mainly by three Styled as a conference on evid- are germane to crime prevention.
factors: race, police training and ence-based policing (EBP), the Similarly, monitoring patterns of
buffed an attempt by the government to stall any probe
guns. There was an undeniable refer to success in the area of in themselves would be enough to gathering of academics and active behaviour of a class of individuals
into these deaths on the ground that they were too old need for reform, but the prospects health care to strengthen the case steady a deteriorating situation. If police leaders at Cambridge en- who had come to the adverse no-
to be raked up now. It has taken the view that the killing for this happening were bleak be- for experiment-based law enforce- this were so, policing all over the dorsed the imperative to fine-tune tice of law enforcement is a logical
of a person who was possibly innocent cannot be over- cause of a multitude of factors, in- ment. Their plea is unexception- world would be in clover. The fact traditional styles, which placed an way to predict whether they will
looked owing to mere lapse of time. The state cannot cluding the size of police forces, able, especially in India, where the is, even in countries that have a emphasis solely on the mechanical again lapse into crime. Despite the
take advantage of its own inaction and scuttle a probe lack of political and community popular image of the police is not strong legacy of clinical public ad- use of police resources rather than unfairness in targeting those who
by citing the delay as a reason. Last year, the court had support. flattering. This is despite some re- ministration, there is increasing an intelligent application of avail- had indulged in anti-social beha-
The Indian police is exactly in markable work done by policemen disenchantment with the way the able skills. viour in the past and keeping a tab
ruled that the armed forces cannot escape investigation
the same situation. People are dis- at the cutting edge level. Notwith- police handle major crises. This Known as the father of EBP, on their day-to-day activities, there
for excesses even in places where they enjoy special satisfied with the quality of service standing some token efforts initi- again leads us to only one ques- Prof. Lawrence Sherman, the lead- is an expected benefit of being able
powers, and that the legal protection provided by the they are getting from the grass ated by a few dynamic IPS officers tion: can things improve with a ing light of the Institute of Crimino- to predict future criminal beha-
Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, or AFSPA, will have roots. They are frustrated with the in the larger cities, there is an over- greater scientific approach, and logy, is a relentless crusader, who viour. It is not as if every convict
to yield to the principles of human rights. It is surprising same old alibi trotted out by the po- all reluctance to experiment with not necessarily the use of gadgets, holds that mindless policing to ap- will go back to crime once set free.
that even after this ruling on petitions demanding an in- lice: political interference. Do rudi- measures that could transform the to day-to-day police operations? pease the polity is wasteful and Several studies have strengthened
quiry into 1,528 deaths in counter-insurgency opera- mentary courtesy to the public at a police from a traditional outfit into Simply put, policing has ac- misdirected. He and his fellow the belief that recidivism is not un-
police station, registration of an a sleek modern force that is con- quired many new connotations scholars are pushing for rigorous common, and that many future
tions in Manipur, the Attorney General had argued
FIR when a complaint is received, stantly looking for ways to upgrade and a certain immediacy which experiments on the field and ap- crimes can be foiled by pinpointing
against the court ordering an investigation into some and acting against harassment of delivery of its service. cannot brook any delay. Terrorism praising their findings against the who, more than others, could be
specific instances. In fact, he had come up with the un- women in public spaces all need A recent international confer- and cyber attacks in particular are realities of the daily fight against expected to offend once more.
palatable argument that inquiries conducted by the au- political direction? Not at all. The ence organised by the Institute of heightening the levels of fear of the crime. In their view, a controlled There is a certain inexactitude in
thorities in Manipur were biased in favour of the cit- system therefore needs drastic re- Criminology at Cambridge Univer- community. How well have the po- experiment will throw up any this approach that one should
izens owing to local pressure and the ground situation. structuring, beyond cosmetics, in sity was the occasion for some seri- lice responded to this serious chal- number of facts that could help learn to live with.
The court stood firm in its assessment, deprecating the order to make policing more pro- ous brainstorming on the issue of lenge to stability? sharpen police professionalism. These are the fundamentals to
fessional and more acceptable to how to infuse some fresh thinking They draw from the remarkable EBP, a discipline that is gaining
suggestion that all inquiries were biased and motivated.
the common man. Look at what into the twin problems of main- Stop muddling along progress that medical science has credibility by the day. To dismiss it
The courts order is yet another reminder that AFSPA other professions have done. In my taining public order and combat- Talking to friends in the police made in recent decades by encour- as pure academic hogwash would
has contributed to the climate of impunity in States view, the analogy here should be ing conventional crime. In effect, across countries and continents, I aging bold experiments. be irrational and blind to a fast de-
where it is in force, especially in Manipur, and this may one with public health service. the task was how to make the po- get the feeling that many police teriorating scene marked by high
trigger a fresh demand for its repeal. The situation un- Despite its many faults, cost being a lice shed their slumber and arbit- leaders have thrown in the towel Prediction and prevention crime. I strongly believe that ex-
der AFSPA is so hostile to the concept of human rights main drawback, our medical ser- rariness in reacting to field devel- and are just muddling along. I may There are two areas in which EBP posing our police officers to this
that in many of these cases there was no inquiry at all. In vices have improved vastly opments and make them acquire a be accused of generalising and be- could deliver. These are prediction concept would make them more
through sheer professionalism fresh mindset to cope with the dire ing cynical, but the basic truth is and prevention. The strategy is one professional, something that
some instances, the First Information Report was
backed by learning from experi- needs of a society under attack. that policing has become far too of identifying hot spots of crime would certainly enhance the In-
against the victim and not against the alleged perpetrat- mentation. On the face of it, the subject may routine and mechanical at a time and spotting problematic individu- dian polices image, which is cur-
ors. It will not be easy for the investigators to get to the appear cliched. In reality, how- when there is need for a drastically als in a community. The former rently dismal.
bottom of these incidents. It is possible that the special How to professionalise ever, the task of policing the com- different response to events. React- task requires an analysis of events
team to be constituted by the CBI Director will find wit- Those propounding evidence- munity has become far too com- ive policing was adequate to a com- which are either crimes by them- R.K. Raghavan is a former CBI Director
nesses hard to come by and face difficulties in gathering based policing, a movement plex to permit the smug feeling munity as long as it had its funda- selves or border on crimes defined and a member of the International
evidence in many cases. However, that cannot be a launched more than a decade ago that throwing increased man- mentals unshaken. We are now by law. There are certain geo- Advisory Board, of the Institute of
both in the U.S and the U.K., often power and use of new technology living in tumultuous times, where graphic areas in each police juris- Criminology, Cambridge University, U.K.
reason for denying or putting off a formal criminal in-
vestigation as required in law. Justice will be served if
there is successful prosecution in at least some cases.
Another worrying aspect in the domain of human rights
is that the National Human Rights Commission has
Changing contours of the Darjeeling agitation
been reduced to a toothless tiger. It is grossly under- It is important to recognise how the current stir has a dynamic different from those of the past
staffed despite its increasing workload, and many State
governments show little respect for its guidelines and ing a new twist to the turn of West Bengal government and the eign influences.
instructions. The courts directive that the Centre take events. Centre. Whether the GJM will be What makes Mr. Chamlings an-
note of the NHRCs concerns and remedy the situation At stake is their credibility even able to carry forward the ongoing nouncement intriguing is its tim-
could not have come a day too soon. as the common refrain of the rank agitation without its momentum ing. His landlocked States lifeline
and file is that they should not settle waning, as happened in the past, to the rest of the country passes
for autonomous bodies as was the only time will tell. But jettisoning through the hills. And like the Dar-
case in the past. The protracted the statehood demand could cost it jeeling hills, Sikkim too has begun

A looming threat marcus dam agitations of 1986-88 had culmin-

ated in the setting up of the Darjeel-
its support base. As for the State
government, a division of West
suffering the fallout, beginning
with disruptions in essential sup-

he changing contours of the ing Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC) Bengal is not an option as things plies.
All children diagnosed with TB must get stir for a separate Gorkhaland only to be subsequently wound up stand, whoever may be in power. There is also little doubting that
paediatric fixed-dose combination drugs state that has gripped the hills and lead to the establishment, in Such are the apparent irreconcil- the statehood movement enjoys
of Darjeeling, and what is now the 2012, of the Gorkhaland Territorial ables in a region where the state- considerable support among the

bout 5,500 of over 76,000 children tested in nine fledgling district of Kalimpong, is in Administration (GTA). The GTA, hood issue seems set, at least for people in Sikkim, particularly the

Indian cities have been diagnosed with tubercu- striking contrast to previous agita- which has survived agitations since some time to come, to continue be- Nepali community. This has
losis, 9% of them with multi-drug resistant TB tions in the region. This has im- its inception, is now tottering. The discernible is a sense of growing ex- ing the principal axis around which prompted political observers to
(MDR-TB), highlighting the silent spread of the disease. pacted the very dynamics of popu- argument bandied about among asperation among the people with hill politics revolves. wonder whether the developments
lar support for the agitation, the the movements supporters is that the powers that be on outstanding are a manifestation of a larger pan-
Though the actual prevalence of MDR-TB among chil-
strike now having entered its fifth neither lived up to expectations political issues. There are distinct Sikkims stand Nepali phenomenon with its own
dren in India is not known, the results from a limited week. So far the stir has claimed at raised in the course of the respect- signs of a growing restiveness that Sikkim also appears to have posi- set of dynamics in a geopolitically
number of children tested in this sample, under the Re- least seven lives. Having renewed ive campaigns. Though the spon- find expression whenever proces- tioned itself in the emerging polit- sensitive region. The hills of north
vised National TB Control Programme, is worrying. Ac- the statehood call, it is now the sors of the agitation publicly vow sions in support of the Gorkhaland ical configuration. Though it has Bengal, Sikkim and Nepal share
cording to a 2015 study, of the over 600 children who leadership of a political conglomer- that there will be no climbdown, demand have been brought out, long been clear where the sym- common borders; the last two
had tested positive for TB in four cities, about 10% ate, comprising disparate groups, the question is whether this is a bar- with those from surrounding pathies of Chief Minister Pawan Ku- share borders with China.
showed resistance to Rifampicin, a first-line drug. Since spearheading the agitation which gaining counter. kamans and bastis (villages) mar Chamling lie in the scheme of Amid the growing unrest and
appears to be under pressure from It has also been decided that the joining ranks with the things, his open support to the political turmoil, what is clear is
the incidence of TB among children is a reflection of the
their foot soldiers to come clean agitation will continue indefinitely. townspeople. On at least two occa- Gorkhaland cause by making pub- that gone are the times of grand-
prevalence of the disease in the community at large, the with an action plan without com- But what has added to collective sions, children too have been lic a letter dated June 20 to Union standing by the principal players.
high prevalence of both drug-sensitive TB and drug-res- promising the Gorkhaland de- anxiety is the ban on Internet ser- drawn in, and the West Bengal Home Minister Rajnath Singh has Viewing the situation through the
istant TB in children from these nine cities is a grim re- mand. vices. This move by the authorities, Commission for Protection of Child created ripples, and come as a shot wrong end of the telescope,
minder of the failure of the health-care system to dia- initiated shortly after the strike in Rights has taken up issue. As in past in the arm for the GJM and its part- wherever they may be positioned,
gnose the disease early enough in adults and start them Issue of credibility mid-June, is purportedly designed agitations, the call for a boycott ners. Not only has West Bengals cannot facilitate any solution to the
on treatment. Very often, children who test positive for Fresh in public memory is how to pre-empt those spearheading of those declining to participate or ruling Trinamool Congress ex- crisis. The need for a fresh interrog-
many leaders have played the the agitation from canvassing for supporting the cause looms large. pressed suspicions about the hand ation of the unfolding reality can-
TB have been in close contact with adults with the dis- At the political level, there are
Gorkhaland card for self-aggrand- public support. This has led to of the Bharatiya Janata Party, an not be more urgent.
ease in the same household. With up to a couple of isement. And as if to allay any mis- widespread resentment, which is the fractious relations between the electoral ally of the GJM, in the go-
months delay in diagnosing the disease being the givings over their intent, a fast- being tapped into by the major players: the Gorkha Jan- ings-on but it has also alleged that
norm, there is a continuing threat of TB spreading unto-death programme has been movement. mukti Morcha (GJM) and its allies the agitation is being backed by in- Marcus Dam is a Kolkata-based
among household contacts and in the larger com- announced by senior leaders, giv- In the face of such odds, what is sponsoring the movement, the surgent groups as well as some for- journalist. E-mail:
munity. In line with World Health Organisation
guidelines, the RNTCP requires all household contacts, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters emailed to must carry the full postal address and the full name or the name with initials.
particularly children, of a newly diagnosed pulmonary
TB patient to be tested and started on treatment if Data on deliveries vis--vis a C-section. Perhaps requests over social media packages in the U.S. in fact unable to save traditionally Tennis, like any other
needed. Children below six years of age in the house- Inspection of private counsellors can be was started by the Minister prominently say that their produced food grains, can individual sport, is both
hold of a newly diagnosed patient are required to be hospitals empanelled with appointed at health-care himself and now the officials products are rBst free (for we store these surplus physically and mentally
the Central Government centres to provide an insight are finding the problem milk), non-GMO and gluten grains with our poor demanding.
given the drug Isoniazid as a prophylactic even when
Health Scheme (CGHS) into why the risks of a C- unmanageable. There is no free. GM crops are not pricing, transport, storage Young Garbine Muguruzas
they do not have the disease. alone will not serve the section far outweigh the doubt that the Railways pesticide or herbicide-free and market access? maiden Wimbledon title by
A proactive approach to testing helps in early and purpose of curbing C- benefits. A caesarean, as the must focus on being an either. H.N. Ramakrishna, beating an ageing Venus
correct diagnosis of all contacts and in cutting the trans- section surgeries as one of World Health Organization efficient, convenient and Arbitrary use of chemicals Bengaluru Williams in the final has a
mission chain. Unfortunately, as several studies have the criteria to be eligible for (WHO) recommends, should safe transport for all and not and unproven advantages of few messages to offer
shown, the RNTCP guidelines on contact screening are availing the CGHS facility is be done based on a medical act as a nanny to a select few GM crops have alarmed bee Wimbledon 2017 (Sport page Muguruza
heeded mostly in the breach. The results from this lim- that the expectant mother need where it is life-saving passengers who travel in keepers especially as the The French Open is closely eclipses Venus, July 16).
has to be a Central for the mother and baby. comfort and have the facility free pollination service followed by Wimbledon by Advancing age is a critical
ited study should now compel the government to take
government employee or a Variar Yamini Vinod, to tweet. Every train must provided by insect which time top-ranked factor as progressive slowing
up contact screening more urgently. In 2010, WHO had dependant of a Central Singapore be manned by a train pollinators, mainly bees, is players arrive at the London down of movements,
revised the dosage of certain TB drugs for children. government employee in superintendent who can be estimated to be worth $216 event with injury concerns. despite strenuous training,
Fixed-dose combination (FDC) drugs that take into ac- CGHS-covered areas (Give Taking to Twitter approached by all billion. Interestingly the Unfortunately, this years impedes success. This leads
count the revised dosages for children were finally data of C-section and The report, Twitter passengers. next big battle on the Wimbledon recorded the to unplanned, untried and
made available in late 2015. The FDCs are meant for normal deliveries: Maneka, trouble: railway officials V. Krishnaamachari, horizon will be around highest number of pull-outs unsuccessful strategies. This
July 15). complain as passengers Mumbai genetically edited plants, due to injury that robbed was how one felt when
treating children with drug-susceptible TB and cannot
In a country like India, more tweet their woes (Some also known as CRISPR (or the tournament of its glitz. Williams failed to win two
be used to treat children who require second-line drugs
than half the women who editions, July 13), about GM concerns Clustered Regularly Novak Djokovic retiring set points in the first set and
or who have MDR-TB. After more than a years delay, a are of reproductive age may Twitter being used by The conventional foods that Interspaced Short from the tournament at an not even one game in the
few months ago India finally introduced FDCs in six not fall under this bracket. passengers for every single we eat have been tested by Palindromic Repeats) advanced stage of the second set.
States. The remaining States will be covered by the end Moreover, the hospitals they problem ranging from dirty evolutionary forces for technology. The paradox of tournament was a big V. Lakshmanan,
reach out to for their toilets at stations and trains thousands of years and Indias agricultural policies disappointment while Andy Tirupur, Tamil Nadu
of this year. Adherence to treatment will improve, and
correct dosage for children weighing less than 25 kg will obstetric and gynaecological to requests for diapers for consumed for millennia is that it is still unable to Murray was in visible pain more letters online:
become easier when child-friendly FDCs become avail- needs may not be under the children travelling on a long without causing harm to conserve its present food against Sam Querrey.
purview of a childbirth distance trains in remote humans (Left, Right, grain output or ensure the
able throughout the country. Using the Xpert molecular
audit. parts of the country, leaves Centre: Should we grow welfare of our farming corrections & clarifications:
diagnostic test to screen children with TB is a positive The government should use one incredulous. Is a no GM crops? July 7). Even community. How will the In the F1 Standings, the thirteenth name was wrongly given as
step and should be welcomed, but all the diagnosed various family welfare diaper situation akin to a though the U.S. is the largest introduction of GM crops Sebastian Grosjean instead of Romain Grosjean (Weekend Sport,
children should be guaranteed paediatric FDCs. It mediums to educate its medical emergency? user of GM products, the improve their welfare with July 15, 2017).
would be unethical to deny them this lifeline. citizens regarding the Unfortunately, the practice public still have a sceptical costlier seed, fertilizer or The Readers Editors office can be contacted by Telephone: +91-44-28418297/28576300;
benefits of normal birthing of responding to frivolous view of them. Many food pesticide use? When we are


MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017


When too much is too little FROM THE READERS EDITOR

Readers are our mirrors

The issue of food wastage must be fully understood, so that an effective strategy can be drawn up
We invite readers for Open House discussions so that we
can look at ourselves in them
to understand the readers. I realise that most
readers write only when they strongly ap-
prove or disapprove of a particular story.
But, the readers do engage with the newspa-
Sanjay Kumar per as a whole. They are the raison dtre for
a newspaper. Their views are nuanced and
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi varied. Very often I receive conflicting and
brought up the issue of food wastage A.S. Panneerselvan contending views from readers. How does
on his Mann Ki Baat programme one decide which reader is right?
about two months ago, he endorsed Last week, a score and five senior journalists Despite the fact that my livelihood is de-
a valid point when he asked people and editors from across South Asia were in pendent on written words, I rely on the
not to waste food. Though he raised Kathmandu for two different events. One grand old oral tradition to understand read-
an extremely critical issue of national was on borders and the other was on labour ers. I take poet and storyteller Joseph
importance, he could also have used migration. The journalists were from differ- Bruchacs words to my heart to do my work:
the occasion to propose some gov- ent platforms: print, radio, television and The image of an oral telling may be caught
ernment-led mechanism to handle it. online. But they were curious about the effic- on paper, film or in digital format, but re-
He was right to an extent when he acy of news ombudsmen in this region. They cordings are not the word shared live. The
linked food wastage to peoples beha- wanted to know about The Hindus decade-
viour. However, there are wastages long experience in having an independent
which happen in any case due to news ombudsman.
foods perishability and the absence A journalist from Sri Lanka, a thorough

of an effective distribution mechan- professional and a friend for nearly three
ism and legal framework. Looking at decades, cited my former editor Vinod Me-
the scale of problems, it is wise to htas book, Mr. Editor, How Close Are You to
frame a comprehensive strategy by the PM? which had argued for maintaining
combining the efforts of the govern- an adversarial relationship between those in
ment and private sectors and civil so- Hunger amidst plenty: A storage facility on the outskirts of Amritsar. *
AFP power and those who are mandated to run
ciety. The government can create a news organisations and posed three main
time-bound task force under Niti ranked 97th among 118 countries in year. Decay also leads to harmful addressing wastage of food in all questions and a supplementary one. What is
Aayog, with experts from different the Global Hunger Index for 2016. emission of other gases in the atmo- forms is equally critical to complete the nature of the relationship between the presence of teller and audience, and the im-
sectors, to frame a national policy to About 20 crore people go to bed sphere; for instance, decaying of rice the cycle of food sufficiency and food Editor and the Readers Editor? Whose de- mediacy of the moment are not fully cap-
tackle this gigantic issue, which can hungry and 7,000 people die of hun- produces methane. Food waste emis- sustainability. There are initiatives cision is final? Do readers gain from this in- tured by any form of technology. Unlike the
recommend the legal framework to ger every day; wastage of food is not sions have a major impact on climate such as India Food Banking Network stitutional mechanism? If yes, what do they insect frozen in amber, a told story is alive. It
support initiatives to reduce food less than a social delinquency. Ac- change and result in greater carbon (IFBN), which is promoting the gain and how? always changes from one telling to the next
loss and waste. As a nation, we need cording to one estimate, 21 million footprint. concept of collaborative consump- depending on the voice and mood of the
to give priority to tackling this issue tonnes of wheat are wasted in India tion with support from the private Editor-ombudsman relationship storyteller, the place of its telling, the re-
so that we can handle the social, eco- every year. A recent study by the In- Laws to encourage donation sector and civil society organisa- The answers for the first two questions are sponse of the audience. The story breathes
nomic and environmental ill-effects dian Institute of Management, Cal- Many countries have legislation tions. Such initiatives, creating net- self-evident. The equation between the Ed- with the tellers breath.
of wastage of food. cutta, revealed that only 10% of food providing for global best practices, works and channels of distribution itor and the Readers Editor is neither ad- My task is not only to listen to readers but
is covered by cold storage facilities in such as the 1996 Bill Emerson Good between those who have surplus versarial nor convivial. In this relationship, to also convey their opinions with all its tex-
One third of food wasted India. This, coupled with poor sup- Samaritan Act in the U.S., which was food and those who are in need of the governing code is to respect the remit tures, layers and complexities to the editor-
According to the Food and Agricul- ply-chain management, results in sig- intended to encourage donation of them, are necessary. and not to indulge in overreach, one where ial team. The idea of an Open House
ture Organisation (FAO), One third nificant wastage, both at pre- and food and grocery products that meet The government needs to do more the principles of journalism are upheld between readers and the senior editorial
of food produced for human con- post-harvest stages, of cereals, quality and labelling standards by and should play a larger facilitating without undermining the authority of the team of this newspaper flows from this un-
sumption is lost or wasted globally, pulses, fruits and vegetables. protecting the donor and the recipi- role. The Prime Ministers call to the Editor. failing faith in oral tradition. The physical
which amounts to about 1.3 billion The wastage of food entails loss of ent agency against liability, except in nation needs to be followed up with Once the perimeter is clearly drawn, the presence of readers amidst the editorial staff
tons per year. It also states: Food is considerable amount of resources in the case of gross negligence and/or further interventions. There is an ur- decision-making process becomes clear to all becomes a silo-breaker. The fifth Open
lost or wasted throughout the supply the form of inputs used during pro- intentional misconduct. France has gent need to understand the com- stakeholders. The Editor is the final author- House is scheduled in Delhi this weekend.
chain, from initial agricultural pro- duction. For example, 25% of fresh taken a lead by becoming the first plexity of the problem and then to ity in deciding what to publish. And, in post- The warmth in this dialogue can never be
duction to final household consump- water and nearly 300 million barrels country in the world to ban super- devise a national-level strategy to publication, the decision of the ombudsman captured by any innovation of Silicon Valley.
tion. The losses, it says, represent a of oil used to produce food are ulti- markets from destroying unsold combat it so that surplus of food can is final and binding. In his novel Identity, Milan Kundera talked
waste of resources used in produc- mately wasted. food, forcing them instead to donate be turned into an advantage instead What readers gain? is a difficult but un- about the need to maintain the wholeness of
tion such as land, water, energy and The increasing wastage also res- it to charities or food banks or send it of resulting in wastage. Hunger and avoidable question. The gains are both tan- the self. For him to ensure that the self does
inputs, increasing the green gas ults in land degradation by about to the farmers to be used as fertilisers food wastage are two sides of the gible and intangible. The obvious tangible not shrink, memories have to be watered
emissions in vain. 45%, mainly due to deforestation, in crop production. coin. The cycle of hunger cannot be gain is that there is a mechanism that en- like potted flowers, and the watering calls for
Food wastage has multiple socio- unsustainable agricultural practices, In India, there are many civil soci- broken without channelising the ables a visible mending process to correct regular contact with the witnesses of the
economic and environmental im- and excessive groundwater extrac- ety, private sector and community wasted food to help the needy. any errors that happen in this deadline- past, that is to say with friends. He wrote:
pacts. In a country like India, not tion. Wastage results in national eco- initiatives aimed at distributing food Without stopping wastage of food, driven profession and to retain the position They are our mirror; our memory; we ask
only is food scarce for many poor nomic loss. To put a monetary value among the poor. The government is we cannot do justice to millions of of this legacy newspaper as a paper of re- nothing of them but that they polish the mir-
families, it is a luxury for many oth- to the loss in terms of wastage, India also committed to securing availabil- hungry people, our economy and the cord. ror from time to time so we can look at
ers. Though hunger cannot be loses 58,000 crore every year, to ity of food grains for two-thirds of the planet. The intangible gains are trust and credibil- ourselves in it. Readers are our mirrors and
tackled directly by preventing food quote The CSR Journal. 1.3 billion population, under the Na- ity. An ombudsman is an active listener. In we invite them so that we can look at
wastage, a substantial amount of The energy spent over wasted tional Food Security Act, 2013. While Sanjay Kumar is the India Country Director my case, I do not rely only on the mail we re- ourselves in them.
food that is wasted in our country food results in 3.3 billion tonnes of securing food for all or feeding them of Harvard South Asia Institute. Views are ceive on a daily basis or on comments that
can feed many hungry people. India carbon dioxide production every through such initiatives is important, personal appear below the line for most of our stories




Cash is not trash Arabs & Israelis reach accord

Fighting is reported to have ceased in the Suez Canal area after
The all-out war on cash transactions is fierce land and air clashes yesterday [ July 15] and action by
not wise economic policy United Nations Truce Supervisor, Lieut.-Gen. Odd Bull. The
U.A.R. agreed to observe a cease-fire from 23-00 local last
Prashanth Perumal night [ July 15]. Clashes had already ceased three hours earlier,
A public sector bank Cairo Radio said. The cease-fire was proposed by Gen. Bull fol-
is the latest to join lowing a telephone call from the U.N. Secretary-General U
hands in the war Thant, usually reliable sources here [Cairo] said. The sources
against cash. A re- said that Gen. Bull told U Thant that the Israelis had requested
the cease-fire. U.N. observers began supervising the cease-fire

port released by the

State Bank of India in the Suez Canal area to-day [ July 16], faced with the immedi-
last week states that ate task of trying to establish where the dividing line between
thanks to demonet- Israeli and Egyptian forces runs. Israel has already proposed
isation, India has to Gen. Bull that the cease-fire line should run midway
seen a huge increase in digital payments using cards. If not for through the 100-mile long waterway, since Israeli and Egyp-
demonetisation, it says, the economy would have taken three tian forces are in control of the respective two banks.
more years to achieve the level of digitisation that it has since
November. A HUNDRED YEARS AGO JULY 17, 1917
The underlying logic is that citizens are somehow irration-
ally obsessed with the use of cash, and, hence, the enlightened Meeting in Bombay.
officials in government are duty-bound to wean them off it, CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
A well attended public meeting was held this evening [ July 16]
even if it requires administering cruel shocks like demonetisa- at Moraji Goculdas Hall [in Bombay] under the auspices of the
tion. Note that it is unanimously agreed by experts that a cash- CONCEPTUAL SHELF HELP
Home Rule League to pass a resolution of confidence in Lord
less world offers many undeniable benefits. In a world where Nirvana fallacy
all, or at least most, transactions are digital, the government Logic
Looking at China Hardinge. The Hon. Mr. Jinnah presided. In opening the pro-
ceedings Mr. Jinnah said that Lord Hardinge had appealed not
would be able to track any transaction. This would help pre- only to the verdict of British public but to the verdict of Indian
vent tax evasion, thus increasing tax revenue, and also help in
dealing with criminal transactions.
The fallacy of criticising a
solution to a problem be-
A reading list to help understand the border stand-off people also. Lord Hardinge said that India had been bled
white. Only a statesman of his type, a Viceroy of his calibre,
What is ignored is the fact that when the government cracks cause it is imperfect and Suhasini Haidar current crisis with Bhutan ramaniams Indias Wars: A who knew well the pulse of public opinion, could have
down on a preferred method of transaction among citizens, does not match up with The India-China stand-off have pointed out, for ex- Military History, 1947-1971, achieved that result. India submitted to be bled white be-
the result is a net economic loss to society. After all, it is not other perfect, but unreal- at the Doklam plateau, ample, that in 1958, Pandit and Pravin Sawhney and cause they had a statesman who shared their sorrows, who un-
some superstition that holds back citizens from using digital istic, solutions. It is also that has continued for Nehru too had said in Par- Ghazala Wahabs Dragon derstood their thoughts and who had liberal and generous
cash. Instead, there are often some good economic reasons for known as the perfect solu- more than a month, has liament, It is Indias re- on Our Doorstep: Managing ideas of the national progress of India. Continuing, Mr. Jinnah
them to choose to deal in cash over other forms of money. tion fallacy. An economist sparked many memories sponsibility to go to the aid China Through Military said: To-day although India was ready to make any sacrifice
who criticises economic in India, and there are a of Bhutan. Power. In terms of the unfortunately they noticed in various provinces a policy of re-
Low-value transactions liberalisation for being an number of books written J.P. Dalvis personal ac- boundary negotiations, pression. It was to be regretted that the present Viceroy sat
For one, physical cash often offers the easiest and cheapest imperfect solution to over the past half century count, Himalayan Blunder: the most authentic narra- quiet in the clouds of Simla when the policy of repression was
way to deal in many low-value transactions. It might, for in- poverty, for instance, that one can turn to to get Curtain-raiser to the Sino- tion comes from going on.
stance, make no economic sense for small businesses to build would be guilty of the nir- a better sense of where re- Indian war of 1962, has Shivshankar Menon, who,
the infrastructure required for digital payments, or for poor vana fallacy if the more at- lations between the two long been criticised for lay- as joint secretary on the
households to pay the price for it. Many businesses and con- tractive solutions he pro- countries are headed. ing the blame for Indias desk, Ambassador to CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
sumers might automatically adopt digital technology as its poses are too impractical. lack of preparedness at the China, Foreign Secretary
costs drop. Forcing them to prematurely adopt technology will The criticism levelled Accounts of 1962 governments door. An un- and National Security Ad-
only be harmful to their interests. against the use of umpir- Among them are several usual source of informa- viser, handled the issue
Two, a broad brush has been used to paint all untaxed cash- ing technology in games accounts of the India- tion about the build-up to closely. He devotes a rivet-
based economic activity as a crime that needs to be punished, like cricket, citing imper- China war of 1962, what the war at the time also ing chapter in his memoir
but it should be remembered that cash actually allows several fections in the perform- led to it, how the tide comes from Abode Under Choices: Inside the Making
beneficial economic transactions to thrive. In the absence of ance of such technology, is turned against India, and the Dome, by Thomas of Indian Foreign Policy to
cash, a lot of these useful activities would be crushed under also an example of the per- what lessons can be learnt. Mathew, that chronicles the China boundary settle-
the weight of harmful government policy. It is no coincidence fect solution fallacy. A.G. Nooranis India-China among other visits the four ment process.
that many legitimate economic activities get pushed into the Boundary Problem, 1846- visits by Zhou Enlai to In- Finally, there are a
underground economy only under draconian regimes. 1947, published in 2010, is dia between 1954 and series of books that look
Lastly, it is worth noting that the preference for cash among an essential read, provid- 1960, when he stayed at not just at how India and
citizens has traditionally worked against the plans of govern- ing a balanced view to un- Rashtrapati Bhawan. China can cooperate, but
ments to pursue inflationary policies. In fact, American eco- derstand the boundary For more serious and how their rivalry plays out
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC problem. descriptive accounts of the geopolitically: Martin
against cash, has spelt out clearly that cash stands in the way of A less-balanced view, war as well as the tensions Sieff s Shifting Super-
central banks pursuing a negative interest rate policy (NIRP).
Simply stated, if citizens are allowed to encash their deposits
to escape a situation like NIRP, it would threaten the stability of
THE WEB 3 critical of India and partic-
ularly dismissive of Jawa-
harlal Nehrus actions is by
that followed over the dec-
ades between India and
China, three books stand
powers; Anja Manuels This
Brave New World; Raghav
Bahls Superpower?: The
the banking system. The Hindu Science Quiz Neville Maxwell. Indias out for their deep re- Amazing Race Between Chi-
Cash thus acts as a natural check on inflationary govern- on Asteroids and China War is no less inter- search: Srinath Raghavans nas Hare and India's Tor-
ment policies. It is no wonder that cash has been turned into meteorites esting for its anecdotes of War and Peace in Modern toise; and Bill Emmotts
an evil zombie, which it is clearly not. the time. Few during the India, Arjun Sub- Rivals.


MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017


Congress plays peacemaker in Bihar Be fearless:
VHP to cow
Crack down on cow Party tries to mediate between Lalu and Nitish, who is set to take a decision after the presidential poll vigilantes
vigilantes, says PM Amarnath Tewary
for the alliance government
in the State, said a senior
Special Correspondent
The All-India Trinamool all parties said they were The Bihar Congress presid- ruling party leader who re- Vishwa Hindu Parishad
Congress, which had earlier with the government. ent, Ashok Choudhary, was quested anonymity. (VHP) president Praveen
said it would boycott this Farm distress and the on Sunday playing the mes- Togadia on Saturday said,
meeting amid differences economic burdens on the senger, shuttling between al- JD(U) meet Gau rakshaks should
with the BJP over the recent people were also taken up. liance partners RJD and JD Meanwhile, the JD(U) held its neither fear anyone nor
violence in West Bengal, Opposition leaders took up (U) chiefs Lalu Prasad and legislature party meeting at come under pressure from
stayed away. The Janata Dal the issue of recent attacks Nitish Kumar, to end the the CMs residence. The anyone. They should con-
(United) also skipped the on minorities and Dalits. stand-off over the demand meeting was called to dis- tinue their work of saving
meeting. The Prime Minister came for the resignation of Deputy cuss the presidential poll cows without being con-
The meeting began at 11 when the meeting was on Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav and nothing elsethere was cerned with name-calling.
a.m., with leaders from and addressed the as- in the wake of corruption no discussion at all on other He was addressing the
political parties and Union sembled leaders for five- charges against him. issues, said State JD(U) chief concluding session of a re-
Ministers Rajnath Singh, seven minutes, said a parti- The ruling alliance parties Basistha Narayan Singh. The gional meeting of VHP
Arun Jaitley, Ananth Kumar, cipant. and the BJP held meetings of RJD and Congress legislators workers from the Braj re-
among others, being The issue of cow vigilant- their legislature parties to held a joint meeting on the gion, which includes Al-
present. It lasted till past 1 ism and political corruption discuss the presidential poll, presidential election. So too igarh, Agra and Mathura,
pm. apart, Mr. Modi commen- but the focus is said to have did BJP leaders at senior on Saturday.
Opposition leaders ex- ded both sides on the digni- been on the JD(U)-RJD rift. leader Sushil Kumar Modis Dr. Togadia added, You
pressed concern over the fied nature of the presiden- Mr. Choudhary met Mr. Strategy session: Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi with HAM(S) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi and residence. need to go to every village
Sino-Indian stand-off, ex- tial campaign, adding that it Prasad and was later seen Leader of the Opposition Prem Kumar at the NDA legislators meeting in Patna on Sunday. PTI * Mr. Modi said an intense of this country and awaken
pressing the hope that the would have been good if a entering the Chief Ministers check and mate game is go- Hindus till the time India
matter would be resolved consensus had been arrived official bungalow, 1 Anne gress president Sonia though, did not speak to the idential poll. The RJD chief ing on between the two war- becomes a Hindu Rashtra.
soon. They also expressed at. Marg. After a while, he was Gandhi. media. had already made it clear on ring allies but, both are wary He demanded that the
concern over the disturbed Mr. Modi also called upon again seen making a hurried Political sources told The Friday that Mr. Tejaswi Yadav of losing power. He said Bi- Modi government fulfil
situation in Kashmir. all parties to celebrate the entry into 10 Circular Road Lalus reaction Hindu that the next 48 hours would not resign under the har was paying price for the the wishes of Hindus and
Later, Mr. Ananth Kumar 75th anniversary of the Quit where the RJD chief lives However, Mr. Prasad had were going to be crucial for pressure of BJP. rivalry between the two pass laws in both Houses of
told the media that on the is- India movement, which falls with his family. made it clear that all the talk the ruling alliance as Chief Now, the decision has to parties. All work of gov- the Parliament for con-
sue of Kashmir and China, on August 9. Earlier too Mr. Choudhary that the Congress chief had Minister Nitish Kumar would be taken by Nitish Kumar ernance has been halted... struction of the Ram
had met both the leaders spoken to him was absolute take a hard decision on the and he will take it in the next We are not in favour of mid- Mandir and prohibition of
with a message from Con- rubbish. Mr. Choudhary, lingering issue after the pres- 48 hours, which may be fatal term poll. cow slaughter.

Govt. panel to study

cow derivatives GM mustard release faces another hurdle TN farmers detained
It also has three members of
Vigyan Bharti and Go
ence and Technology in col-
laboration with IIT-Delhi.
Researchers of NAAS differ over the varietys suitability and potential in the field near PMs residence
Vigyan Anusandhan The document also says Jacob Koshy Mr. Kesavan, a senior fel- sent to the PM as well.
Kendra, outfits affiliated to this multi-disciplinary pro- New Delhi
low of the M.S. Swaminathan The NAAS a 625-mem- Resume protest after demands not met
the RSS and VHP. The gov- gramme will involve parti- Dissent has crept in among Research Foundation, said ber body of agricultural sci-
ernment circular says cipation of other related agricultural scientists of the DMH-11 did not perform as entists had about 200 sci- Staff Reporter met as promised by Chief
former CSIR Director R.A. ministries, government de- National Academy of Agri- well as several other variet- entists in its quorum when it NEW DELHI Minister Edappadi Palan-
Mashelkar, known for vigor- partments, academic insti- cultural Sciences (NAAS) ies and mustard hybrids and passed a resolution endors- A group of farmers from iswami and Union Minister
ously campaigning against tutions, research laborator- over the possible release of that the Genetic Engineering ing the GEACs decision to Tamil Nadu, who had earlier Pon Radhakrishnan. So we
U.S. patents on turmeric ies, voluntary organisations genetically modified Appraisal Committee clear DMH-11 for commercial gained attention with their have decided to resume our
and basmati rice, is also a and others to carry out re- mustard. (GEAC), the Environment field trials. unique protest methods a protest for another 100
member of the panel. The search and development In May, NAAS President Ministry body that cleared Mr. Singh told The Hindu few months ago, returned to days, said their leader P.
others include IIT-Delhi dir- and also build capacities, Panjab Singh wrote to Prime DMH-11, was riddled by a that he would be replying to the Capital for the second Ayyakannu.
ector Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao and cover five thematic Minister Narendra Modi, en- conflict of interest. DMH-11 Mr. Kesavan but this would round of protests and were DCP (New Delhi) B.K.
and Prof. V.K. Vijay of the areas including scientific dorsing DMH-11, a variety of is a hybrid variety of mus- not affect the NAAS detained on their way to the Singh said at the police sta-
IITs Centre for Rural Devel- validation of uniqueness of mustard developed by tard developed by crossing a decision. Prime Ministers residence tion they were counselled
opment and Technology. indigenous cows. Deepak Pental of Delhi Uni- Farmers protesting against traditional variety of mus- Mr. Kesavan has raised on Sunday. and were told that they can
The government has It will cover scientific versity, a NAAS Fellow, that GM mustard. tard, called Varuna, and an these points earlier too. Around five dozen pro- only protest at Jantar
given the project the ac- validation of panchagavya employs genes from soil bac- East European variety. Wed asked members for any testers were detained when Mantar.
ronym SVAROP, which for medicines and health, terium. The letter preceded a Mr. Kesavan emphasised objections and there were they tried to stage a demon- They were let off after
stands for Scientific Valida- scientific validation of pan- If approved, it would be formal resolution by the that using genetically-modi- none except for those raised stration near Lok Kalyan an hour and went back to
tion and Research on Pan- chagavya and its products the first transgenic edible NAAS, saying Central and fied technology to produce by him. Its a unanimous de- Marg. They were later taken Jantar Mantar where they
chagavya, and says it is a for agriculture applications, crop to be grown in Indian State governments should hybrid seed varieties was a cision, he said in a phone to the Parliament Street po- are camping, said Mr. Singh
national programme scientific validation of pan- fields. take steps to ensure that failed experiment as evid- conversation. lice station. on Sunday evening.
thats being conducted by chagavya for food and nu- The plant had gone DMH-11 is made available in enced by the experience of The GEAC, Indias apex The farmers, who have The group led by
the Department of Science trition, the circular says. through adequate tests and farmer fields this year. Bt cotton. regulator for genetically been campaigning for loan Ayyakannu had in March
and Technology, Depart- Vijay Bhatkar, president was declared safe and However, P.C. Kesavan, Though the latter occu- modified seeds, had cleared waiver and drought-relief staged novel protests by
ment of Biotechnology, and of the Delhi-based Vigyan passed regulatory muster. also a Fellow of the NAAS, pied 95% of Indias acreage, GM mustard for environ- package, arrived here on holding human skulls out-
the Council for Scientific Bharti, an RSS-affiliated sci- The Academy, according wrote that he disagreed with its yields were on the decline mental release and use in Sunday and proceeded to- side the Prime Ministers
and Industrial Research ence body, is the co-chair- to Mr. Singhs letter, was also this endorsement. I believe since 2006, largely due to in- farmer fields on May 11 this wards the PMs residence. residence, stripping naked
(CSIR) of the Ministry of Sci- man of the committee. cognisant of the massive the resolution of the NAAS is sect resistance, and that it year. They were heard chanting at Vijay Chowk and drinking
negative propaganda on neither scientifically valid, nearly tripled the cost of However, the approval is Down down, Modi govern- urine. They had also shaved
GM crops by activists that nor ethical, and therefore producing cotton between contingent on a final nod ment in their mother their heads, held rodents

Pakistan Army chief was causing serious dam-

age to Indian agriculture.
not maintainable I suggest
its withdrawal, he said.
2006-2013, he argued in his
letter, a copy of which was
from Environment Minister
Harsh Vardhan.
Our demands were not
and snakes in their mouths
as a form of protest.

studying Jadhavs case

Pakistan has repeatedly
denied India consular ac-
the Indian Navy.
On Sunday, the Army
Former Sikkim CM Militant recruitment module busted
cess to Mr. Jadhav in viola-
tion of the Vienna Conven-
spokesman also accused In-
dia of ceasefire violations.
Nar Bahadur dead Over 80 Kashmiri youths planned to head to PoK on valid visas for arms training
tion. It has also sat on a There were 580 ceasefire Press Trust of India He breathed his last in a
request for a visa to Mr. violations on the LoC so far Gangtok hospital in Delhi. Born in Peerzada Ashiq ule of the Hizbul Mujahideen PoK, said the police. from their possession. The
Jadhavs mother, Avantika, in 2017, which is the highest 1940 at Malbasey in West Srinagar spearheaded by com- Mr. Bhat, the police said, module was also providing
who wants to go to Pakistan number of violations in re- Nar Bahadur Bhandari, an Sikkim, Mr. Bhandari served As a fresh recruitment mod- mander Parvez Wani alias had visited Pakistan in May logistic support to other ter-
and meet her son. On July cent years, he said, suggest- obscure schoolteacher who as a teacher in a govern- ule of militants was busted Mubashir, a resident of this year. rorists of the HM outfit, said
13, the Foreign Office said ing that India was com- rose to become one of the ment school before he on Sunday in north Kashmir, Handwaras Gagloora area. He had obtained training the police.
Pakistan was considering pelled by the domestic longest-serving Chief Minis- joined active politics. the police figures suggest at- for undertaking terrorist The Baramulla police, in
the request for visa. pressure to do so. Asked ters of Sikkim, died on He became the chief min- tempts of over 80 youths Training in Pakistan activities in the Khalid Bin the past two months,
Pakistan claims to have about the role of the milit- Sunday, State government ister of the tiny Himalyan heading for arms training Three militants involved Waleed camp of the Hizb loc- weaned off 10 boys from mil-
arrested Mr. Jadhav from Ba- ary in the joint investigation sources said. state for the first time in into Pakistan-occupied Kash- were identified as Ansar-ul- ated in PoK. He had gotten itancy. Many were brought
lochistan province on March team report against Prime Mr. Bhandari, a three- 1979 on a Janata Parishad mir (PoK), have been lah Tantray, Abdul Rashid the visa from Pakistans High back from the Line of Con-
3 last year after he re- Minister Nawaz Sharif and time former Chief Minister, ticket and then again in 1984 scuttled by timely action of Bhat and Mehraj-ud-din Kak, Commission in New Delhi on trol (LoC).
portedly entered from Iran. government allegations of a was 77. and 1989 on a Sikkim San- the security forces in the all from north Kashmir. the recommendation of one Director General of Police
However, India maintains conspiracy, the spokes- He is survived by wife Dil gram Parishad ticket. The past three months. The module had plans to separatist organisation, said (DGP) S.P. Vaid has already
that he was kidnapped from man said the Army was only Kumari Bhandari, a former founder of the SSP, A Srinagar-based police send many boys to Pakistan the police. supervised the return of 54
Iran where he had business focused on the security of MP, two daughters and a Bhandari remained its pres- spokesman said the Bara- on valid visa to get them Arms, ammunition and youths back to the
interests after retiring from the country. son. ident till his death. mulla police busted the mod- trained in terrorist camps of one lakh were recovered mainstream.

Flight veers
off runway in
IAF chief to fly Rafale Guardian UAV deal with Man held as lab finds
Mangaluru during France visit U.S. still a work in progress he was carrying beef
Press Trust of India was carrying that day was
Press Trust of India Visit to further ties with French Air Force Nagpur beef.
Mumbai Defence sources say New Delhi is evaluating options The Nagpur Rural Police Superintendent of Police
A mishap was averted at Special Correspondent have arrested BJP worker (Nagpur Rural) Shailesh
the Mangaluru airport in NEW DELHI Dinakar Peri jor change in U.S. policy as Salim Shaha, who was al- Balkawde told PTI that Mr.
Karnataka on Sunday The chief of the Indian Air NEW DELHI this type of aircraft capabil- legedly beaten up by cow vi- Shaha was arrested on Sat-
when an AI aircraft from Force (IAF) Air Chief Mar- An American approval for ity is only exported to a very gilantes earlier this week, urday night, and produced
Dubai, with 185 passengers shal B.S. Dhanoa will have a the sale of 22 Guardian mari- select few of Americas under the Maharashtra An- before Narkhed magistrates
on board, veered off the first-hand experience of the time surveillance has come closest defence partners. imal Preservation (Amend- court in the district on
runway while touching characteristics of the Rafale Indias way, but defence This represents tangible im- ment) Act for possession of Sunday which sent him to
down. The incident in- multi-role fighter jet when sources say the actual deal is plementation of U.S. Con- beef. Mr. Shaha was beaten police custody for one day.
volving the flight IX 814 he flies it in France this a long way off as New Delhi gress designation of India as up by some people on July Police will ask for exten-
took place at 4.45 a.m. and week. is evaluating the options a Major Defence Partner, 12 on the suspicion that he sion of his custody on
all the passengers and He will be in France on an available. Dr. Vivek Lall, Chief Execut- was carrying beef. Police Monday, the SP said, adding
crew escaped unhurt, the official visit from July 17 to They gave a willingness. ive, U.S. and International had said on Saturday that as that a case has been re-
official said. 20, as part of the efforts to We have to look at the op- Strategic Development, Gen- per the forensic laboratory gistered at the Jalalkheda
The aircraft suddenly further strengthen the co- tions as we have specific re- The U.S. has supplied the eral Atomics said. report, the meat which he police station.
took a right turn while operation between the air B.S. Dhanoa quirements. There are a few drone to only a few of its
touching down due to un- forces of the two countries, options available. This spe- close partners so far. REUTERS * Boosting capabilities
favourable winds, he said. the IAF said in a statement tion. The aircraft will be de- cific issue is on the table The Navy currently operates
The alert pilot immedi- on Sunday. livered between 2019 and now. We got the offer and we while there was no such an- Israeli Medium Altitude
ately corrected the path The Air Chief Marshal 2022. will look into it, a senior de- nouncement, the U.S.-India Long Endurance (MALE)
and the aircraft landed would interact with repres- fence official told The Hindu. joint statement issued at the UAVs and is keen on acquir-
safely, said the official, entatives of the military avi- Custom-made jets Another official said gov- end of the visit said Washing- ing High Altitude Long En-
The Mangaluru airport ation industry in France and The IAF has sought some ernment-to-government dis- ton had offered for Indias durance (HALE) to augment
is notorious for its table- visit the Indian Rafale Pro- customisations which are cussions were under way consideration the sale of Sea its maritime surveillance
top runway as the location ject Management Team in- being undertaken by the air- but declined to put any Guardian Unmanned Aerial capabilities. The other op-
is on a hill top, preventing frastructure. craft manufacturer Dassault timeline as to when it could Systems which would en- tion is to go for Israeli HALE
extension of the runway. In The CAS is also planned Aviation. be concluded. There was hance Indias capabilities drones, which India is quite
May 2010, an Air India Ex- to fly a sortie in Rafale, the Dassault is also working much speculation that the and promote shared secur- familiar with. Last year, the
press plane from Dubai IAF said. with the IAF to establish deal, likely between $2-2.5 ity interests. Navy asked General Atomics
had overshot the runway In September last, India maintenance facilities at the billion, would be announced Given the Sea Guardians for the details of the Guard-
and plunged down the cliff and France concluded a Hashimara and Ambala air- during Prime Minister Nar- capabilities, such a U.S. re- ian, following which com-
into a wooded valley, 7.87-billion deal for 36 Ra- bases where the aircraft are endra Modis visit to Wash- sponse to the Indian Navys pany officials made present-
killing 158 people. fale jets in a fly-away condi- likely to be based. ington last month. However, request demonstrates a ma- ations on its capabilities.

MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017



Its now an opportune time to restart talks with separatists

Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister says dialogue or engagement should not be confused with appeasement as the exercise is for reconciliation
Suhasini Haidar his alleged killers body is changed that perception. State Human Rights Commis- Minister, the Finance Minis-
In her first interview since the Amarnath attacks in which 8 yat- wrapped in an Islamic sion that recommended ter and many other leaders
ris were killed, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba State flag? We see images There is also the compensation to [Farooq came to Srinagar, went from
Mufti tells The Hindu that the widespread condemnation of the daily from Kashmir, like perception that the Dar who was allegedly tied to door to door to try and talk. I
attacks showed Kashmiriyat is still most important for Kashmir, videos of cricket teams political alienation in the an Army vehicle as a human have not given up. What is
and advocated restarting the dialogue with separatists. singing the Pakistani Valley has grown because shield, on the orders of the the other option for us? Even
national anthem instead of the PDP-BJP alliance.. Major]. If you look at the ba- if we go to war, what will
There had been several seen as an opportunity. The of the Indian one sic fundamental issue of how change? I hope some part of
reports and intelligence way people, be it separatists, [My father, former CM our Army works, it is the the government may be
inputs on a possible or the common man, youth, I would say that there is a Mufti Mohammad Sayeed] worlds most disciplined reaching out to them.
attack on the Amarnath traders, civil society were all very strong and deadly reac- thought that Mr. Modi [Prime Army, and for the first time
Yatra. It seemed to be a anguished by the Amarnath tion to what is coming out Minister Narendra Modi], with this kind of picture all How about governance in
case of when and not if. attack, it shows that even from both social media and with such a huge mandate, over the world, it got us a the State? Joblessness is
Where does responsibility now Kashmiris value their the mainstream media. On was the one person who very bad name. We may say crossing seven lakh this
for the security lapse lie? Kashmiriyat much more than one side, we see radical ideo- could follow in the footsteps we had no other choice, but year; hospitals and public
anything. And Home Minis- logy being preached on so- of Mr. Vajpayee [former PM it is simply not acceptable, works are all in bad shape.
I dont think this was a ter Rajnath Singh has made a cial media, on the other elec- Atal Bihari Vajpayee], and and of course there are two
lapse, and unfortunately it is mature statement, appreciat- tronic media is giving no create again that magic of opinions on that. Of course Unemployment is an issue
not the first time militants ing the people of Kashmir. options, it is my way or the status of Jammu and Kashmir 2002. I think Mr. Modi has we raised it, but I think the since private investment is
have attacked the yatra. The This should be taken to the highway. Every night and and Article 370 in his GST or- <
> That is a ray of hope,
and a way forward in tried all around, he even bigger issue is reconciliation, not forthcoming the way it
militants see yatris as the next level. Unfortunately, through the day, the debate dinance. I think that is ex- went to Lahore, but unfortu- how to restore Kashmir to its should which could generate
restoring the faith of
most vulnerable and their in- dialogue or engagement is is anti-Kashmiri, is so negat- actly how we should work; nately it wasnt reciprocated original glory. opportunities; therefore the
tention is to create com- confused with appeasement. ive. how two parties, the BJP and the people in in the same manner. And I youth are depending only on
munal tension, not only Dialogue is engagement for the PDP, that are poles apart mainstream politics have to do the same. But how is resolution and the government for jobs,
within Jammu and Kashmir, reconciliation. Has the PDP-BJP alliance can come together to create icle 370). That is a ray of dialogue possible, even if which has already reached a
to divide Jammu and Kash- failed to implement its something good. After a long hope, and the way forward Even so, the BJP and PDP it is on the agenda? saturation point. The larger
mir, but also to divide the You mentioned agenda? time, we have been able to in restoring the faith of had major differences question is reaching out to
country. Despite the senti- Kashmiriyat, but where restore the credibility of the people in mainstream polit- over the Major Leetul Well the PM did make an the citizens of Jammu and
ment, different ideologies, does that Kashmiriyat go Well I take heart from how Assembly, which debated the ics in the State. Normally, we Gogoi case ... effort by going to Lahore in Kashmir.
the fact that everyone came when a Deputy the GST Bill was passed, the issue, and both the Union were accused of being at the December 2015, but unfortu-
together on the same page Superintendent of Police way our honourable Presid- Cabinet and President re- beck and call of New Delhi, First of all, it is not the nately that was not reciproc- For full interview, log on to http://
on this issue, this should be was lynched in Srinagar, ent has affirmed the special spected the process (of Art- but this one step has State government but the ated. And in 2016, the Home

Plea in SC seeks curbs

Parliament, Assemblies in poll fervour on cryptocurrencies
Legal Correspondent Mr. Dalmia argued before
14 MPs to vote in the States and five MLAs in Parliament; Yogi Adityanath and Manohar Parrikar not to come to Delhi NEW DELHI the court that the use of this
The Supreme Court has parallel currency was hav-
Special Correspondent
New Delhi
The Election Commission
Serial-numbered pens for voting asked the Reserve Bank of In-
dia to consider the issues
raised by a PIL petitioner
ing a negative impact on In-
dian currency, inflation, loss
of control of government on
has permitted 14 Rajya Press Trust of India decided to use special pens chamber, the special pen seeking urgent steps to re- financial discipline and illegal
Sabha and 41 Lok Sabha NEW DELHI for the electors to mark will be taken back and the strain the sale and purchase diversion of money.
members to vote in the As- MPs and MLAs have been their votes in the polling official will return of illegal cryptocurrencies or
semblies for the presiden- barred from carrying their presidential and vice- the personal pen, a Virtual Currency (VCs) like Danger to sovereignty
tial election, while five own pens to the voting presidential polls. Commission spokesperson Bitcoins. To make it worse, he said the
MLAs will vote in Parlia- chamber for the The commission has explained the new rule. A Bench led by Chief online use of this currency
ment on Monday. presidential election on issued serial-numbered While announcing the Justice of India J.S. Khehar was without any border re-
Uttar Pradesh Chief Min- Monday. pens with violet ink to schedule of the election, the heard counsel Vijay Pal strictions or geographical
ister Yogi Adityanath and They will have to mark ensure that only these are poll panel had made it clear Dalmia that virtual currency constraints, resulting in
Goa Chief Minister Manohar the ballot with a specially used to mark votes. that the use of any other was being traded anonym- danger to the integrity and
Parrikar, who are yet to designed marker, the Before entering the pen could lead to ously over the Internet and sovereignty of the nation.
resign from the Lok Sabha, Election Commission said voting chamber, a polling invalidation of the vote. used for a host of anti-na- The court asked the cent-
will vote at the respective on Sunday. official will collect personal These special pens have tional and illegal activities, ral banker to go through the
Assemblies. Following the ink pens from the voters and been procured from Mysore from terror funding to illicit petition and address Mr.
Among the Rajya Sabha controversy in the Rajya hand over the special pen. Paints and Varnish Ltd., trade of arms and drugs and Dalmia on the issues raised
members are 12 from the Sabha election in Haryana When the member which supplies indelible ink so on. by him.
Trinamool Congress. BJP D-Day: Mondays election will decide the next incumbent of last year, the Commission comes out of the voting to the Commission.
president Amit Shah is the Rashtrapati Bhavan. SHANKER CHAKRAVARTY
among the five MLAs who
will vote in Parliament. MLAs. There are 543 Lok total number of votes is bers of the Legislative Coun- and MLAs for the presiden- Election Commission ap-
The President is elected Sabha members, 233 Rajya 10,98,903. Nominated cils are also not electors. tial election. The counting points the Secretary-General
through an electoral college Sabha members, and 4,120 members of Parliament or As per the election rules, of votes will be done on July of the Lok Sabha or the Rajya
that comprises MPs and MLAs from 29 States and the Assemblies are not eli- political parties cannot is- 20. In consultation with the Sabha, by rotation, as the Re-
State and Union Territory two Union Territories. The gible to vote. Besides, mem- sue any whip to their MPs Union government, the turning Officer.

SP divided, all set Elect the best minds, says Sonia

for cross-voting This poll represents a clash of ideas, a conflict of disparate values
Press Trust of India of Prime Minister Narendra
Lucknow Modi here on June 20. Special Correspondent against us. But the battle
The Samajwadi Party ap- New Delhi must be fought and fought
peared divided on Sunday, Mulayams stand A day ahead of the election hard. We cannot and must
the eve of the presidential The SP patrons vote for Mr. for the next President, and not let India be hostage to
election, with camps led by Kovind became a foregone days to go before that of the those who wish to impose
its patron, Mulayam Singh, conclusion the very day he Vice-President, Congress upon it a narrow-minded,
and party chief Akhilesh Ya- openly described him as a president Sonia Gandhi divisive and communal vis-
dav all set to vote for rival strong candidate, said the made a strong appeal for ion, she said.
candidates, triggering the SP insider. the Opposition candidates. We must stand more
possibility of cross-voting. On expected lines, We must ensure ... that aware than ever of who we
Though the division may Shivpal Yadav, the warring the best minds and the best are, what we fought for in
not have any bearing on the uncle of Akhilesh Yadav, servants of India stand at our Independence struggle
election result, it will cer- said he would back the helm. Together, Meiraji, Opposition choice: UPA candidates Meira Kumar and and what future we want
tainly complicate the family whatever his brother [Mu- and Gopalkrishna Gandhiji Gopalkrishna Gandhi in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI * for ourselves. We must have
feud further, said an SP in- layam] decides. will give us the best possible confidence in the values we
sider, requesting The Oppositions candid- President and Vice-Presid- ing the Janata Dal-United) to demonstrate that there is believe in.
anonymity. ate, Meira Kumar, met Mr. ent to steer our society for the second. a political challenge to the This election, she contin-
The sharp differences in Akhilesh at the SP through the crisis that has The Opposition leaders Modi government and the ued, represents a clash of
the SP on the issue of pres- headquarters here on Fri- beset our country today, were introduced to the two BJP-RSS combine, and to ideas, a conflict of disparate
idential nominee were clear day before meeting Ms. she said. candidates, who spoke a help forge Opposition unity values. The election de-
right from the day Ram Mayawati. Mr. Akhilesh in- Ms. Gandhi was address- few words. ahead of the next general mands a vote of conscience
Nath Kovind was chosen as structed his MLAs to vote ing a meeting of the Opposi- Indeed, though the num- elections. to preserve the India that
the NDA nominee. Soon for Ms. Kumar. tion parties on Sunday that bers are stacked against Ms. the Mahatma and that illus-
after the announcement, SP spokesman Rajendra have banded together to Kumar and Mr. Gandhi, Op- Tough battle trious generation of free-
Mr. Mulayam Singh atten- Chaudhary said Mr. vote collectively for Ms. Ku- position leaders across the On Sunday, Ms. Gandhi dom fighters, joined by
ded a dinner hosted by Ut- Akhilesh had given instruc- mar and Mr. Gandhi in spectrum have been stress- stressed this aspect in her thousands upon thousands
tar Pradesh Chief Minister tion to his MLAs to vote for these elections, 17 parties ing that the significance of speech again. In these con- of ordinary men and wo-
Yogi Adityanath in honour Mr. Kumar. for the first and 18 (includ- contesting these elections is tests, the numbers may be men, fought for.

Make full use of Parliament session, says PM Gopal Gandhi

to file papers
Asks all NDA members to vote in the presidential polls, says looking forward to working with Kovind tomorrow
Special Correspondent position Meira Kumar. ential election and not waste Press Trust of India
NEW DELHI Mr. Kovind was present at their votes. New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra the meeting, apart from On Monday, members of The joint Opposition can-
Modi told leaders of the con- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the BJPs Parliamentary didate for the post of Vice-
stituent parties of the ruling veteran L.K. Advani and Board, the partys key de- President, Gopalkrishna
National Democratic Alli- party chief Amit Shah, Union cision-making body, will Gandhi, is likely to file his
ance (NDA) here on Sunday Minister and Lok Jan Shakti meet to discuss its choice for nomination papers on
that its presidential candid- Party leader Ram Vilas the vice-presidential poll. Tuesday, the last date for
ate, Ramnath Kovind, had Paswan, the Shiv Senas The Opposition has on its doing so, in the presence of
the backing of 40 political Anandrao Adsul, and also part already announced the top Congress leaders, in-
parties. leaders from other allied name of Gopal Krishna cluding Sonia Gandhi and
He expressed satisfaction parties. Gandhi as its candidate. Rahul Gandhi.
that the presidential cam- Mr. Modi also asked MPs Sources said Mr. Gandhi,
paign had been cordial and Fond memories belonging to the ruling alli- whose candidature was en-
free from acrimony on both An NDA leader present at the ance to be present in Parlia- dorsed by 18 non-NDA
sides till now. meeting, who did not wish ment to make full use of the parties, including the JD
Strong backing: Ram Nath Kovind looks on as PM Narendra to be named, said Mr. Modi session and not waste the (U), will be accompanied
Great opportunity Modi is greeted by BJP chief Amit Shah in New Delhi. PTI * recounted how Mr. Kovind opportunity. by leaders from the Left
Mr. Kovind has worked with had been a lawyer and had He said that they should parties and the Trinamool
former Prime Minister Mor- ister reportedly said at the just before the election. also contributed to the party use the opportunity to take Congress also.
arji Desai. Now, I will get an pre-monsoon session meet- The ruling alliances can- by working for it. up important issues facing I will file my nomina-
opportunity to work with ing of the ruling alliance, didate Mr. Kovind takes on All NDA members were the country, a leader who at- tion papers on Tuesday,
Mr. Kovind, the Prime Min- which happens to have come the nominee of the joint Op- asked to vote in the presid- tended the meeting said. he said.


MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017

Defiant Erdogan ups the ante Iran detains
JIT report to be
Steps up attack on the EU in speech marking anniversary of failed putsch brother
Associated Press
tabled before SC
politicians and journalists. Tehran
More than a dozen members Irans judiciary said on
The Sharifs may face 15 criminal cases
President Tayyip Erdogan on of the pro-Kurdish Peoples Sunday that the brother of
Sunday defiantly stepped up Democratic Party (HDP) President Hassan Rouhani, MUBASHIR ZAIDI
his attacks on the European including its two co-leaders Hossein Fereidoun, has Karachi
Macron urges Israel to Union, saying Turkey had to are in jail, as well as local been detained and an The Pakistan Supreme Court
resume peace talks go its own way and vowing to members of rights group American citizen has been on Monday will begin ex-
PARIS bring back the death penalty Amnesty International. sentenced to 10 years be- amining the report submit-
French President Emmanuel if Parliament passed it. hind bars for infiltrating ted by the joint investigation
Macron called on Sunday for At the opening ceremony Journalists under attack the country. The identity of team ( JIT), which investig-
a resumption of long-stalled of a memorial dedicated to The Committee to Protect the U.S. citizen was not im- ated the assets owned by
West Asia peace talks based the roughly 250 people who Journalists calls Turkey the mediately clear and did not Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
on a two-state solution. Mr. died in last years failed worlds biggest jailer of directly match the back- and his family.
Macron made the remarks coup, Mr. Erdogan accused journalists, with some 160 ground of anyone known The JIT concluded in its
after talks with Israeli Prime Brussels of messing about now detained. Leftist, pro- to be held in the Islamic findings that the Sharifs
Minister Benjamin with Turkeys decades-long Kurdish and opposition me- Republic. used fake documents to con-
Netanyahu. AFP bid to join the bloc. dia outlets have also been Judiciary spokesman ceal assets from tax authorit- Nawaz Sharif
The speech in the early shut. Authorities on Sat- Gholamhosein Mohseni ies and failed to establish a
Arson suspect arrested hours of Sunday wound up a Steaming ahead: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to urday detained the editor of Ejehi announced both de- money trail for the four spiracy to dislodge the gov-
after 22 killed in fire marathon session of public supporters outside the Presidential Palace on Sunday. AP * a local newspaper over a velopments during a regu- multi-million pounds worth ernment. The JIT, which
BEIJING appearances by Mr. Erdogan column criticising the after- lar press briefing with local of apartments in London submitted its report to the
A man was arrested for in both the capital and Istan- Some 150,000 people have crowd. Mr. Erdogan, the math of the failed coup, her journalists. that they own. The Prime Supreme Court last week,
allegedly setting ablaze a bul overnight to mark the an- been sacked or suspended most popular and divisive newspaper said. Mr. Fereidoun is a close Ministers sons Hussain and was ordered by three judges
two-storey house in eastern niversary of last years de- from their jobs and more politician in recent Turkish In the run-up to the an- confidante of the moderate Hassan, daughter Maryam of the top court to complete
China on Sunday, killing 22 feated coup. The stance of than 50,000 detained on history, sees himself as the niversary, the Turkish media President, a cleric who and son-in-law Captain Saf- its probe within 60 days.
people and injuring three, the European Union is clear suspicion of links with the liberator of pious millions has been saturated by cover- changed his surname to dar, and close relative Ishaq Opposition parties, law-
state media said. The suspect, to see... 54 years have passed U.S.-based Muslim cleric who were deprived for dec- age from the coup attempt, Rouhani, meaning spir- Dar, who is also the Finance yers representative bodies
named Jiang, is in police and they are still messing us Fethullah Gulen, whom Ank- ades of their rights and wel- with some channels showing itual, after joining the Minister, have been named and the media have been de-
custody, the official Xinhua about, he said, citing what ara blames for the attempted fare by the secular elite. almost constant footage seminary decades ago. by the JIT. manding Mr. Sharif s resig-
news agency reported. AFP he said was Brussels failure putsch. The coups defeat has from last year of young men Mr. Fereidoun was part nation. But the Prime Minis-
to keep promises on Mr. Erdogan also said he likely ended decades of mil- and head-scarved mothers of the negotiating team Criminal cases ter has remained steadfast in
Venezuelans cast ballots everything from a visa deal would approve, without itary interference in Turkish facing down armed soldiers that ultimately sealed Ir- The probe team recommen- his denials and has refused
in Opposition vote to aid for Syrian migrants. hesitation the death pen- politics. But the purges have and tanks. ans landmark nuclear deal ded that at least 15 criminal to step down, citing the big
CARACAS We will sort things out for alty, if Parliament voted to sharpened the divide European Commission with world powers in 2015, cases be registered against mandate that he received in
Polls opened in Venezuela on ourselves. There's no other restore it a move that between Erdogan's support- chief Jean-Claude Juncker, winning the country relief the Sharifs by the National the 2013 elections.
Sunday in a referendum option. would effectively end Tur- ers and Western-facing however, said the EU re- from international sanc- Accountability Bureau. The Mr. Sharif s party, the
organised by the Opposition keys bid to join the EU. I Turks who want closer ties mained committed to dia- tions in exchange for limits Prime Ministers legal team, Pakistan Muslim League
to measure public support for Strained ties dont look at what Hans and with Europe. logue with Turkey and called on its atomic energy pro- headed by senior lawyer (Nawaz), was tipped to win
President Nicolas Maduros Ties with the West were George say. I look at what Critics say Mr. Erdogan is on Ankara to strengthen gram. Khawaja Haris, is expected the next election, which is
plan to rewrite the strained when European Ahmet, Mehmet, Hasan, Hu- using a state of emergency democracy and the rule of The deal was unpopular to object to the JITs accusa- due late next year. His party
Constitution, against a governments voiced alarm at seyin, Ayse, Fatma and introduced after the coup to law. He also warned against with Iranian hard-liners, tions. The government has was also seen as the front-
backdrop of worsening the scale of the crackdown Hatice say, he said, to target Opposition figures, in- reinstating the death whose influence runs deep already termed the investig- runner in the Senate polls,
political violence. AFP that followed the coup. cheers from a flag-waving cluding rights activists, penalty. within the judiciary. ative teams findings a con- which are due next March.

EU seeks sense of urgency Chinese Politburo member under probe

as Brexit bargaining begins Sun Zhengcai, the former head of the party in Chongqing, was once seen as a future Premier
Reuters was waiting for a further Chongqing televisions Sat-
First full round of talks set to kick off in Brussels today Beijing appointment. urday broadcast when new
A senior Chinese official who party boss, Chen Miner, was
Reuters faces a complex task in find- agreed on during an initial was considered a contender Still a comrade introduced to city officials by
Brussels ing consensus at home on day of talks on June 19. On for top leadership has been A source who has been Zhao Leji, head of the power-
EU officials hope the British what kind of Brexit Britain Thursday afternoon, Mr. put under investigation, briefed on the matter said ful organisation department
government shows more ur- wants. That job was made all Davis and Mr. Barnier should three sources with ties to the Mr. Sun is suspected of seri- which oversees personnel
gency about a Brexit deal the harder by losing her par- hold a news conference, to leadership said, ahead of a ous discipline violations, a decisions. Mr. Zhao made
when its negotiators come to liamentary majority last fix publicly what has been Communist Party congress term that can encompass the announcement about the
Brussels on Monday for a month. Her Brexit minister, agreed so far. The priorities, in the autumn where Xi Jin- everything from taking probe at the Chongqing
first full round of talks aimed veteran anti-EU campaigner notably rights for expatriate ping will cement his grip on bribes to not toeing the party meeting, the first source ad-
at smoothing Britains David Davis, will meet Mr. citizens, how much Britain power. line. The source added that it ded.
departure. Barnier, a French former may owe to the EU budget Sun Zhengcai had been was a conversation investig- Chongqing is perhaps best
The hard work starts Cabinet Minister, at the and how to manage the new party chief of the southwest- ation, meaning its not yet known for its association
now, European Union chief European Commission's Ber- EU-U.K. border, especially ern megalopolis of at the stage of a formal In trouble: The investigation against Sun Zhengcai is not yet at with its disgraced former
negotiator Michel Barnier laymont headquarters at with Ireland, are ones both Chongqing, until an abrupt probe. the stage of a formal probe. GETTY IMAGES* party boss Bo Xilai, once
said last Wednesday, again 12.45 IST on Monday for a sides want to settle in a with- announcement on Saturday A second source with ties himself a contender for top
sounding a note of alarm brief public handshake be- drawal treaty. morning that he no longer to the leadership told Reu- stripped of their title com- licly announced they are leadership before being
that London has yet to fore formal business begins. Mr. Barnier says this must had the position and had ters that Mr. Sun is undergo- rade once a formal legal almost always punished. jailed for life in 2013 in a dra-
provide detailed proposals be ready by about October been replaced by a rising ing investigation for suspec- case is filed against them and matic corruption scandal.
on a range of key issues, Running against time next year if it is to be ratified political star close to Presid- ted violation of political they are expelled from the New boss Mr. Sun had been seen as a
with barely a year left for Their teams will spend most on both sides of the Channel ent Xi. The announcement, discipline. The source de- party. Officials are some- Hong Kong and Taiwan me- potential candidate for eleva-
bargaining. of the next four days in smal- before Britain leaves in carried by state news agency clined to elaborate. But he times put under probe but dia as well as the Wall Street tion at the autumn congress
A year after the referen- ler working groups, trying to March 2019. The clock is Xinhua, did not say Mr. Sun is still a comrade. He is still a not formally charged. How- Journal have reported Mr. and as a possible future
dum vote to leave, Prime identify areas of accord and ticking, he said last either had a new position or Politburo member, the ever once a party announce- Sun is being investigated. Mr. Premier, but his star has
Minister Theresa May still discord on a set of issues Wednesday. use wording to suggest he source said. Officials are ment about a probe is pub- Sun did not appear on waned.

U.S. opened door to Irans domination in Iraq

Tehrans influence is diverse, projecting into military, political, economic and cultural affairs
TIM ARANGO der the command of Iranian
baghdad officers in defence of Syrian
Walk into almost any market President Bashar al-Assad.
in Iraq and the shelves are Passing in the other direc-
filled with goods from Iran tion, truck drivers pump Ira-
milk, yogurt, chicken. Turn nian products food, house-
on the television and chan- hold goods, illicit drugs
nel after channel broadcasts into what has become a vital
programs sympathetic to and captive market.
A new building goes up? It Political domination
is likely that the cement and Politically, Iran has a large
bricks came from Iran. And number of allies in Iraqs
when bored young Iraqi men Parliament who can help se-
take pills to get high, the illi- cure its goals. And its influ-
cit drugs are likely to have ence over the choice of In-
been smuggled across the terior Minister, through a
porous Iranian border. militia and political group
And thats not even the the Iranians built up in the
half of it. 1980s to oppose Saddam,
Across the country, Ira- has given it substantial con-
nian-sponsored militias are trol over that ministry and
hard at work establishing a the federal police.
corridor to move men and Perhaps most crucial, the
guns to proxy forces in Syria Pawns on a chessboard: Members of the Popular Mobilisation Forces, a mostly Shia militia Parliament passed a law last
and Lebanon. And in the group, keeping an eye on the road at the Syrian border outside Al Badi, Iraq. NYT *
year that effectively made
halls of power in Baghdad, the constellation of Shia mili-
even the most senior Iraqi and it could serve as a jump- inant, said Hoshyar Zebari, and Shias, going back almost tias a permanent fixture of
Cabinet officials have been ing-off point to spread Ira- who was ousted last year as 1,400 years, lie in differences Iraqs security forces. This
blessed, or bounced out, by nian influence around the Finance Minister because, over the rightful leaders of ensures Iraqi funding for the
Irans leadership. region. In that contest, Iran he said, Iran distrusted his Islam after the death of the groups while effectively
When the United States won, and the United States links to the U.S. It is Prophet Muhammad. But maintaining Irans control
invaded Iraq 14 years ago to lost. paramount. these days, it is about geo- over some of the most
topple Saddam Hussein, it The countrys dominance politics as much as religion, powerful units. Now, with
saw Iraq as a potential Long-term mission over Iraq has heightened with the divide expressed by new Parliamentary elections
cornerstone of a democratic Over the past three years, sectarian tensions around different states that are ad- on the horizon, Shia militias
and Western-facing Middle Americans have focused on the region, with Sunni states, versaries, led by Saudi Ara- have begun organising them-
East, and vast amounts of the battle against the Islamic and U.S. allies, like Saudi Ar- bia on one side and Iran on selves politically for a con-
blood and treasure about State in Iraq, returning more abia mobilizing to oppose Ir- the other. test that could secure even
4,500 U.S. lives lost, more than 5,000 troops to the anian expansionism. But Irans influence in Iraq is more dominance for Iran
than $1 trillion spent were country and helping to force Iraq is only part of Irans ex- not just ascendant, but di- over Iraqs political system.
poured into the cause. the militants out of Iraqs pansion project; it has also verse, projecting into milit- Irans great project in east-
From Day 1, Iran saw second-largest city, Mosul. used soft and hard power to ary, political, economic and ern Iraq may not look like
something else: a chance to But Iran never lost sight of extend its influence in Le- cultural affairs. much: a 15-mile stretch of
make a client state of Iraq, a its mission: to dominate its banon, Syria, Yemen and At some border posts in dusty road near the border
former enemy against which neighbour so thoroughly Afghanistan, and throughout the south, Iraqi sovereignty in Diyala province. But it is
it fought a war in the 1980s that Iraq could never again the region. is an afterthought. Busloads an important new leg of Ir-
so brutal, with chemical endanger it militarily and to Iran is a Shia state, and of young militia recruits ans path through Iraq to
weapons and trench war- use the country to effectively Iraq, a Shia-majority coun- cross into Iran without so Syria, and what it carries
fare, that historians look to control a corridor from try, was ruled by an elite much as a document check. Shia militiamen, Iranian del-
World War I for analogies. If Tehran to the Sunni minority before the They receive military train- egations, trade goods and
it succeeded, Iraq would Mediterranean. U.S. invasion. The roots of ing and are then flown to military supplies is its most
never again pose a threat, Iranian influence is dom- the schism between Sunnis Syria, where they fight un- valuable feature. NYT

MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017


Govt. clears three export infra plans RBI push to resolve
8 lakh cr. bad loans
Cargo terminal at Imphal airport, modernisation of Karnataka facility for marine exports receive nod
ARUN S cargo facility at the Imphal advanced economies like the Ordinance to act as trigger, says study
New Delhi airport, and that the pro- U.S. and the European
With deficient infrastructure posed ICT would act as a Union, it is 8% and 10% of PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
TRAI to discuss tariff severely hurting the compet- hub for air cargo movement the GDP respectively. NEW DELHI
floor price on July 21 itiveness of Indias exports, and air connectivity to The Standing Committee Emboldened by the Banking
NEW DELHI the Centre for the first time South-East Asian countries. further said, Owing to sub- Regulation (Amendment)
Regulator TRAI will meet all under a new scheme optimal logistic capability, Ordinance, the Reserve
telecom service providers on launched in March to ad- 600 crore allocation certain sectors dependent Bank of India (RBI) is expec-
July 21 to seek their views on dress the problem has The TIES, which is being im- on logistics lose as much as ted to push for resolution of
minimum floor price for given its approval for three plemented from FY18 till 2% on sales return. An AS- bad loans worth about 8
voice and data tariffs, as proposals including one to FY20, has a budgetary alloc- SOCHAM study conducted a lakh crore by March 2019, a
being demanded by some establish an Integrated Cargo ation of 600 crore. The few years ago shows that In- move that could bring down
operators, an official said. Terminal (ICT) at the Imphal schemes annual outlay is dia runs against a disadvant- the non-performing assets
The minimum floor price, for International Airport. Green light: Among other plans that have received the nod is a 200 crore. age of about 11% of its trade and improve the financial The RBI is expected to press
both data and voice calls, has The other applications Standard Design Factory to be built at the Cochin SEZ. According to a March 2016 due to deficient health of banks, a study by for resolution of these
been demanded by a section that received the green signal report on Export Infrastruc- infrastructure. Assocham said. loans by March 2019.
of incumbent telecom from an (Inter-Ministerial) (TIES) in its first ever close to $1 billion (in 2016). ture in India by the Depart- According to an AS- So, it should be safe to
operators, but implementing Empowered Committee (EC) meeting that was held on The EC has, however, ment Related Parliamentary SOCHAM-Resurgent India assume that the non-per- ing the report, Assocham
it could mean an end to chaired by Commerce Sec- June 9 deferred on tech- granted an in-principle nod Standing Committee on joint study, India can save forming assets (NPAs) mess Secretary General D.S.
freebies in the market. PTI retary Rita Teaotia were: nical grounds an application for a proposal to establish a Commerce, deficient infra- up to $50 billion if logistics would largely be resolved by Rawat said it is to be noted
modernisation of infrastruc- to set up the first dedicated Coastal Cashew Research structure and the manner in costs are brought down from the first quarter of financial that the 16-month Asset
GSTN portal to be ready ture facility in Karnataka for facility in India to test med- and Development Founda- which infrastructure is being 14% to 9% of countrys GDP year 2019-20, Assocham Quality Review (AQR) exer-
for invoices from July 24 marine exports where the ical devices. tion in Karnataka, for which operated (in India) are the thereby making domestic study titled NPAs Resolu- cise that ended in March
NEW DELHI total cost is 13.34 crore; and This is proposed to be es- the total cost estimated is 10 major obstacles to ensure goods more competitive in tion: Light at the end of tun- 2017 pulled out NPAs from
Businesses can start construction of a new tablished at the Andhra Pra- crore. competitiveness in manufac- global markets. As per the nel by March 2019 said. the closet and after this
uploading their sale and Standard Design Factory desh Med Tech Zone in Vi- The cost of building the turing of goods and exports Commerce Ministry, the ob- This would be helped by a deep surgery, strong medi-
purchase invoices generated building at Cochin Special sakhapatnam with four ICT at Imphal is 16.2 crore, thereof. jective of the TIES is to en- combination of several cine was required to quickly
post July 1 on the GSTN Economic Zone (SEZ) for separate facilities at a total of which the share of TIES is The report said Indian ex- hance export competitive- factors turnaround in the heal the system. So, some-
portal from July 24, an which a total of 61.63 crore cost of about 169 crore. 12.96 crore and that of the ports lose competitiveness ness by bridging gaps in economic cycle and some what bitter medicine came
official said. The GST has will have to be spent, official The Indian medical device Airport Authority of India on account of huge logistics export infrastructure, creat- resolute steps by the govern- in the form of the Ordinance
kicked in from July 1 and so sources told The Hindu. market was worth about $4 (AAI) is 3.24 crore. The AAI costs. It noted that the lo- ing focused export infra- ment and the RBI to fix the promulgated by the Presid-
far, the GST Network has The EC on Trade Infra- billion in 2015 and exports of is learnt to have informed gistic cost in India is about structure and first-mile and issue, it said. Although en- ent in May.
been facilitating registration structure for Export Scheme these items from India were the EC that there was no 14% of the GDP whereas in last-mile connectivity. tire NPAs could be put on The government gave
of businesses. Generating the altar of Insolvency and wide-ranging legislative
invoices for dealings above Bankruptcy Code (IBC) res- powers to the Reserve Bank
olution mechanism, it has to of India to issue directions
IBBI notifies rules for
200 and keeping invoice
records in serial number even
if maintained manually are HPCL to invest 61,000 cr. be seen how much and how
fast they actually go out
to lenders to initiate insolv-
ency proceedings for the re-
pre-requisites for claiming
input tax credit under the GST
regime. PTI
bankruptcy probe Rising demand for fuel forces the firm to raise capacity
from the balance sheets of
banks, which, at this point
in time, seem very stressed,
covery of bad loans that
have reached unacceptably
high levels, he said.
it said. Soon after the notifica-
GST: HP raises prices of It can investigate without intimation PRESS TRUST OF INDIA lion tonnes a year from the NPAs are a big drain on tion of the ordinance
MF printers by up to 15% NEW DELHI current 7.5 million tonnes at the financial health of banks amending the Banking Res-
NEW DELHI PRESS TRUST OF INDIA providers under the Code. State-owned HPCL will in- a cost of 4,199 crore. especially public sector olution Act 1949, the RBI
HP has raised the prices of its NEW DELHI The Code, which vest 61,000 crore over the The investment plans are banks (PSBs). eased the decision-making
multifunction printers (MFPs) The Insolvency and Bank- provides for a market-de- next four years in expanding independent of the proposal For example, 27 PSBs col- process in the Joint Lenders
and cartridges by up to 15% ruptcy Board of India (IBBI) termined and time-bound and upgrading its existing by Oil and Natural Gas Corp lectively made an operating Forum ( JLF) and Corrective
due to higher tax levy on has powers to start probes resolution of insolvency refining capacity to meet (ONGC) to buy out the gov- profit of 1.5 lakh crore in Action Plan (CAP) under the
these items post GST. against service providers re- proceedings, became opera- higher quality fuel norms, ernments 51.11% stake in 2016-17, but after allowing Framework for Revitalising
However, the prices of gistered with it without in- tional in December 2016. the company said in an in- HPCL. Since HPCL will turn for the provisioning for bad Distressed Assets in the
notebooks and desktops timating them, according to As per the regulations, vestor presentation. into a subsidiary of ONGC if loans, among others, net Economy.
remained unchanged. HP said new regulations. the investigation authority HPCL is upgrading both the proposal gets the govern- operating profit slipped to a To begin with, the RBI,
the maximum retail price of IBBI, which is implement- has to serve a notice intimat- its Mumbai and Visakh re- ments nod, the investment paltry 574 crore. empowered by the ordin-
HPCL is upgrading its Visakh
MFPs has been increased by ing the Insolvency and ing the entity concerned fineries to produce fuel plans would not change, an ance initiated the process of
refinery to meet Euro-VI
8-10%, while ink cartridges Bankruptcy Code (IBC), has about the probe at least ten meeting Euro-VI emission official explained. Corporate lending resolution and identified 12
emission fuel norms.
will be dearer by 12-15%. notified the regulations for days in advance. However, norms. This month, the Cabinet If balance sheet numbers accounts each having more
There is no change in the inspection and investigation the requirement could be Major planned invest- in expanding its Visakh re- may accord approval to are anything to go by, it than ,000 crore of out-
prices of desktops, notebooks of service providers re- done away with on grounds ments in refinery, POL (pet- finery in Andhra Pradesh ONGCs proposal. HPCL said simply brings home the fact standing loans and which
and single-function printers gistered with it. such as apprehensions that roleum, oil and lubricants) from 8.33 million tonnes per it plans to expand Mundra- that banks have no capacity accounting for 25% or
as there is no effective Insolvency professional the records of the particular distribution and natural gas annum to 15 million tonnes Delhi, Visakh-Vijayawada to do fresh corporate lend- nearly 2 lakh crore of total
change in tax rates for these agencies, professionals, en- service provider might be projects, the company said by July 2020. and Ramanmandi-Bahadur- ing that is necessary for NPAs of banks for immedi-
products. It has published the tities and information utilit- destroyed before the probe in the presentation. Also, the Mumbai refinery garh pipelines to meet rising pushing subdued private ate referral for reaching a
new price list. PTI ies are considered as service starts. It will invest 20,928 crore is being expanded to 9.5 mil- fuel demand. sector investment. Releas- conclusion under the IBC.



MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017

Brick-by-brick, a home of your own GST: uncertainty persists

If you are young and earning up to 18 lakh a year, now is the best time to make your first purchase for traders, exporters
Lalatendu Mishra
MUMBAI A fortnight into roll-out, poor clarity spurs order slowdown
Originally intended for N. Anand
providing a roof over the CHENNAI
head of every urban poor, Two weeks have gone by
the subsidy scheme under since the Goods and Ser-
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana vices Tax (GST) came into
(PMAY) Urban is likely to be force. Yet, confusion and
a game changer as a large doubts still persist. Small
number of people from the and medium enterprises
middle class and youth are (SMEs), exporters and
expected to benefit from it. traders alike are still struck
Industry observers said by a sense of uncertainty,
that there was misconcep- and are hesitant to make
tion that the subsidy scheme their first purchases or raise
is only meant for economic- the first sales invoice.
ally weaker sections (EWS) The Indian arm of Danish
and low income groups major Danfoss, which used Seeking succour: More access to working capital from banks is
(LIG), but that others too can to receive 25% of its monthly needed to tide over the liquidity crunch, say exporters. PTI *

avail of its benefits. orders in the first week of

If you are young, have a every month, had secured Lack of awareness, know- merchant-exporter was
salaried job and earn 12-18 orders only for 5% of the ledge of users and software cleared without payment of
lakh a year, then there is no monthly average in the first updates by service providers duty. As the product was
better time for you to buy week of July. Lynk Logistics, have only helped to con- meant to be sold outside In-
your home in an urban area. a Ramco Cements group found the confusion. Why dia, no excise duty or sales
A large number of corpor- company, which saw a huge did the Ministry take almost tax was collected. But
ate houses are now encour- surge in its bookings in the a week to release the app on things have changed now,
aging their employees to last week of June, is witness- tax rates and not before it, and this will affect our li-
avail this scheme, which is those with annual income up ting up tents, he added. We have created dedic- Chinchwad in Pune, while in ing a dip in its order book. he asked? quidity, he added.
live till December 31. Indias to 3 Lakh) and LIG (with an- In changing times, the ated teams across the coun- states like Kerala, Bengal it Members of the Madras In the wake of declining The Federation of Indian
national housing shortage is nual income between 3 scheme is helping young- try to educate developers, appears weak. Though the Electrical Trades Associ- sales, the Madras Electric Export Organisations, AIMO
estimated at 18.78 million lakh-6 lakh) categories are sters buy a house early in their sales staff and con- need for housing is immin- ation have forewarned about Trades Association has and other export promotion
homes and the Government eligible for an interest sub- life. Now 25-year olds are sumers about the govern- ent and opportunities are a 10% increase in the sale called for the simplification councils have made repres-
is aiming to provide housing sidy of 6.5% on the initial 6 coming forward because ments initiatives on the immense, private participa- prices, though there has of rules as it finds it hard to entations to the Union Com-
for all by 2022, analysts said. lakh of the principle amount [the] subsidy is available CLSS, said Renu Sud Kar- tion so far is tepid. been a marginal decrease in move goods from godowns merce and Finance Minis-
for a tenure of 15 years. MIG right now, Mr. Goel said. nad, managing director, tax rate. An upset Sivakasi to the shops without invoice. tries to support small and
Lowering burden has two categories. MIG I He said at a monthly HDFC Ltd, which is a hous- Concerns persist Firework Association went For Karthik Venkatesan, medium enterprises by dir-
A key scheme being imple- (annual income between salary of 1 lakh, a youngster ing finance company. Developers have welcomed on strike to protest against managing director, ecting banks to lend the tax
mented under PMAY (Urban) 600,001-12 lakh) and MIG can avail a loan of 40 to 45 We have also conducted the scheme but have raised exorbitant GST tax rates. It Sivanandha Pipe Fittings component as interest-free
is the Credit Linked Subsidy II (annual income between lakh. You might have saved special training sessions for many concerns. Surendra was, however, a different Ltd., the introduction of GST loans, along with working
Scheme (CLSS) which is 12,00,001-18 lakh). our staff to take PMAY to real Hiranandani, CMD, House of matter that they withdrew is a double whammy. capital loans.
> movement
aimed at reducing the bur- The MIG I category is eli- This is a huge beneficiaries. So far, we have Hiranandani said, Even the strike subsequently. The need of the hour is
den of home loan on EWS, gible for an interest subsidy of conducted over 600 sessions though the demand for af- Chennai-based Sivanandha Locked up capital to support exporters and
LIG and MIG category of 4% on initial 9 lakh of the which people and have witnessed huge ex- fordable housing is humong- Pipe Fittings, which does ex- We have to pay first and grant increased access to
buyers. principle amount. Whereas, citement amongst the cus- ous, there are multiple con- ports and deemed exports, then claim input tax credit working capital from banks
CLSS was introduced in MIG II category is eligible for
are not aware. tomers and developers. cerns owing to which has been facing short-term later, he said. So, my raw to tide over this short-term
June 2015. Initially, the an interest subsidy of 3% on Vikram Goel Dr. Samantak Das, chief developers are hesitant to liquidity crisis as close to material cost will go up by liquidity crunch, Mr.
CEO, HDFC Realty
scheme was available to the initial 12 lakh of the prin- economist & national dir- enter into this segment. 20% of its working capital is 18% and that amount will be Raghunathan said.
EWS and the LIG categories. cipal amount. 10 lakh. So every kid in ector, research, Knight Frank While the concept seems locked in inventory. locked up as IGST input tax Even though timely re-
However, in March 2017, the However, though more Mumbai today can buy a 1- India, said though Housing to be a simple solution to All these may appear as credit. The time-frame for a funds have been promised,
government extended the than three months have bed room property in Thane for All by 2022 was an ambi- current housing woes, its ex- stray cases. These, neverthe- refund is 120-140 days. practically, the cycle will
policy to cover MIG buyers. passed since the inclusion of and Navi Mumbai and he is tious project, the focus given ecution remains complicated less, give a clue to the after- Again, I have to import raw take two-to-three months
According to industry ana- the MIG category, awareness not [yet] aware about it. to affordable housing in the due to the unclear policy effects of the GST roll-out. material, so another 18% and this will effect the work-
lysts, about 21 lakh low-cost does not seem widespread, An MIG category candid- 2016 budget didnt click framework. The biggest chal- gets locked up,... indefin- ing capital requirement and
homes were sanctioned by said industry watchers. ate can avail a maximum dis- much. Government can be lenge is the lack of clear Not prepared itely. For a small enterprise, cost of final products by
government agencies in two count of 2.3 lakh for buying the facilitator in providing definition for affordable The National President of it will be a huge blow. 2.5% to 3%, said A. Sakthivel,
years for the EWS and LIG Huge opportunity a house under the scheme. housing to the poor but the housing, he added. All-India Manufacturers Or- Till recently, we impor- chairman, FIEO Southern
categories out of which more When I got to know about This can bring down the execution should rest with Manju Yajnik, vice chair- ganisation (AIMO), K. E. ted seamless steel pipe on Region. The body has urged
than 40,000 beneficiaries it, I was shocked. CLSS un- overall interest outgo. the private sector, he said. person, Nahar Group and Raghunathan said that the advance authorization basis the Centre to address the is-
had availed subsidies of ap- der PMAY is a phenomenal There is no limit to the We are likely to see a lot VP, NAREDCO, Maharashtra SME sector was not fully without payment of basic sue of deemed exports at the
proximately 800 crore. In scheme for youngsters. value of the property to be of interest in the budget seg- said, If the government is prepared for the untimely customs duty, safeguard earliest, failing which SMEs
FY17 HDFC had disbursed People are thinking it as be- eligible for subsidy. A lot of ment of the residential mar- keen to provide housing to roll-out of the new tax re- duty, countervailing duty will be the worst sufferers,
loans worth 400 crore to ing only for the poor. This is people think that the PMAY ket. But there are certain all, it must also consider the gime. The new order has and special additional duty. he said.
2,940 customers from the towards housing for all. We is only for small-sized prop- challenges in implementing higher segments as well. The put the SMEs in a spot, he After the implementation of Mr. Sakthivel said that the
EWS and LIG categories who have reached out to 250 cor- erty. You can take a 1 crore this scheme. Land is a chal- whole housing segment said. They have to contend GST from June 1, these same composite drawback rates
had availed subsidies of 58 porates with a total em- house also (subsidy will be lenge as any sort of budget should be given a boost. with a host of avoidable advance authorization li- would add to the transaction
crore. ployee base of about 1 lakh available for loans of up to housing needs huge land Since land cost is very high, problems such as stagnation cences are valid for only ba- costs and time. Pre-GST, ex-
The CLSS scheme is only who can avail this scheme, 12 lakh and the balance will parcels, Dr. Das said. low-cost housing is not pos- in existing orders, strapping sic customs duty and safe- porters were allowed self-
available for purchase or said Vikram Goel, CEO, attract the normal rate of in- On the response so far, sible in big cities. Anuj Puri, of fund flow and non-pay- guard duties, with said declaration of composite
construction of new prop- HDFC Realty, a real estate ad- terest). We are getting hu- Babu Sivaprakasam, partner, chairman, Anarock Property ment of salary to workmen, import now attracting GST drawback rates. That should
erty or extension of an exist- visory firm. mongous response, he said. Economic Laws Practice, Consultants said the govern- according to him. at the prevailing rate for that be continued with the same
ing property which is situ- This is a huge movement Housing finance compan- said, The response appears ments decision to give infra- No one disputes the tariff code, Mr. Venkatesan facility in the current GST
ated in an urban area. which people are not aware ies are seen aggressively pro- mixed. In certain pockets, structure status to affordable long-term benefits of GST. said. regime instead of require-
As per the scheme, famil- of. In Pune, 400 CRPF per- moting the scheme to benefit response from buyers is housing would help meet the But the concern is on timing Till before the roll-out, ment of certificates from the
ies under EWS (defined as sonnel listened to us by put- home buyers. overwhelming, like Pimpri- objectives. and methodology, he said. the companys sales to the department, he said.


Two States: compliance Its time to roll the dice above the board
The gaming industrys representative body is making a case for legalising sports betting
can be a taxing problem TCA Sharad Raghavan
Another important issue
the Federation is trying to re-
do not prohibit the activity
of peer-to-peer betting (with
The All India Gaming Federa- solve is that varied defini- the exception of the States of
FATCA has limited investment options for Indian Americans tion has presented a white tions of what constitutes a Orissa and Assam). It is the
paper to the National Law skilled game or sport, and business of the bookies and
Prabha Srinivasan views in the U.S. fuelled by the U.S. and you intend li- Commission in which it pro- their treatment by the vari- betting shops which really
the results of the last Novem- quidating real estate in In- poses the creation of a cent- ous state laws. There are cer- fall within the prohibitions.
The onus on Indians, who bers elections, many Indian dia, consider selling before ral gaming and betting law, tain games the Supreme By not regulating such bets,
are U.S. citizens or green Americans are keeping their the move to minimise expos- and also making betting on Court has deemed to be the government is simply
card holders, being subject options open of returning to ure to withholding taxes. sports such as cricket legal, games of skill, such as online losing out on the potential
to foreign income and asset India, to either run family Sale of assets in India from both in order to bring it out rummy, horse racing, chess, revenue it can make from
reporting in the U.S. and In- legacy businesses or to inheritance may not be a of the shadows, as well as to darts, and bridge. Betting on taxing such transactions.
dia has been in the news simply safeguard the now costly affair in the U.S. due earn the government more these games is also allowed. If you see, Justice Lodha
lately. The Foreign Account very valuable assets in India. to special basis calculation revenue. What we are asking for is has already recommended
Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Here are some tips: If you rules and the relative decline Right now, how the sec- that there could be a clear to the BCCI that they should
endeavours to pre-empt in- have a green card, you may in the value of the rupee tor is structured is that gam- determination of what is skill start cricket betting to stop
advertent non-reporting of be able to make elections in against the dollar. While real ing is a State subject and and what is not skill, Mr. match fixing, Mr. Landers
investment and income the year of move to relieve estate transactions in India every State has a gaming or Landers said. added. Thats actually a
earned outside the U.S. It you from worldwide income provide for options to defer gambling act that governs Right now, although the remedy for the problem, to
imposes reporting obliga- taxation in the U.S. You may or exempt the gains from what happens in the state, Supreme Court says online do it legally.
tions both on financial insti- not be off the hook insofar tax, dual filers may face tax- including the betting, Ro- Rummy is a skill sport, cur-
tutions and the individual in- ation in the U.S. if not land Landers, CEO of the All rently Telangana has certain Gaming council pitch
vestor. This, coupled with
the Indian government in- <
> Managing
worldwide income
planned properly. There are
IRS provisions that can yield
India Gaming Federation
(AIGF) said in an interview All in the game: Anything that is physical gaming, should be
objections to that and have
issued an ordinance against
The AIGF has also proposed
the creation of a National
troducing newer reporting can be a complex similar benefits simply by following the presentation of under the purview of the States, says Roland Landers. it, for example. This varied Gaming Council made up of
standards, has turned the affair, at times meeting tighter rules. the White Paper last week. treatment could lead to a cross-section of people
simple, annual task of filing For those who were un- Sport betting is not allowed central law will also help efforts to legalise the under- chaos for the industry. from the judiciary, investig-
returns into quite an ordeal as FATCA informational aware of their global report- in the country. Sikkim and with the one-nation, one- ground betting market is suc- In 1996, the Supreme ative agencies and sport fed-
for the average dual tax- forms are concerned but the ing obligation, there is res- Goa allow casino gaming tax aspect of the Goods and cessful in incentivising only Court had said that not only erations, among others.
payer. FATCA reporting and taxation could be less com- pite under the Streamlined through a licence, and only Services Tax regime. How- half the operators and play- is horse racing a game of The body would be the
associated tax treatment of plicated and more optimal. Domestic & Offshore Disclos- in Sikkim can some form of ever, the Federation also says ers to carry on legal betting, skill, but betting on it is also one deciding which are skill-
foreign sources has severely You may also be able to ex- ure Procedures the IRS in- sport betting take place. All that brick and mortar gam- the expected turnover will a game of skill. based games and which are
limited investment options empt or postpone U.S. estate troduced in July 2014. The other betting is illegal. ing set-ups, like casinos, still be 150,000 crore, the The White Paper calls for not, and the central law
for Indian Americans. or exit taxes. procedures promote and ac- should be under the jurisdic- White Paper said. this treatment to be exten- would then set down the
Managing worldwide in- commodate voluntary dis- Central Act proposed tion of the States. ded to all other sports, in- rules that regulate the skill
come and estate taxes has Opportune time closure and provide taxpay- The Law Commission has ...Anything that is bricks Huge revenues cluding cricket, arguing that games.
become a common and at The first two years of mov- ers relief from criminal and been given the task to re- and mortar or physical gam- It goes on to calculate that the legalisation of these The White Paper calls for
times a complex affair to ing to India are opportune to civil liabilities. There are eli- commend on the gaming in- ing, should be under the the 3% tax deducted at activities would bring them responsible gaming
deal with. One common mis- consider converting retire- gibility conditions to satisfy dustry, so we have made our purview of the States, Mr. source of such an amount into the light and also earn wherein customers are given
conception is that creating ment savings plans in the but the procedures are a representations to it, Mr. Landers said. This is be- comes to 4,500 crore, and the government substantial a fair and safe experience of
trusts in India and moving U.S. such as 401Ks to ROTH welcome relief against the Landers added. What we cause these activities involve that GST at 18% on the revenue. gaming, responsible gaming
assets to those trusts, albeit Individual Retirement Ac- only option of the offshore are proposing as a structure tourism, job creation, and 15,000 crore of operator Even assuming sports guidelines for the gaming op-
for U.S. beneficiaries, will ex- counts (IRA), when the for- voluntary disclosure pro- is if we can look at a central revenue for the State. It fees comes to 2,700 crore. betting is not a skill game, erators are in place to pro-
onerate U.S. persons from eign income sources do not gram (OVDP). With Indian online gaming act to bring should be licensed, but be- That is a total of 7,200 crore for the greater benefit of tect gamers from irrational
FATCA formalities. attract tax in India, during Americans moving back and gaming and betting into a ing brick and mortar, it from just half the current in- curbing the existing under- behaviour and addiction, age
A foreign trust which has the Resident and Not Ordin- forth like never before with central and licensed should be the States call. dustry. ground activities and keep- verification to ensure the
U.S. beneficiaries or a arily Resident (RNOR) years. their money, staying compli- product. But because online is so And, since we are talking ing its ill effects at bay, we re- gamer is above 18 years of
grantor, should be FATCA The result of converting dur- ant to the laws of both coun- The White Paper, which fluid, it makes sense to have about giving a licence, you commend that sports betting age, and regular audits by
compliant with respect to its ing RNOR years is far more tries is the key to ensuring has been reviewed by The a central law. The amount can add the revenue gener- be legalised and brought un- the National Gaming
assets. The consequences of palatable than when a per- an optimal tax structure Hindu, says that due to the of money at stake is substan- ated from operators procur- der a licensing regime, the Council.
not being so can result in son is on a Resident and Or- while maintaining ones nature of the Internet and tial, with the Federation re- ing licences, Mr. Landers ex- white paper said. In fact, There is already full KYC
97% of the trust corpus be- dinarily Resident (ROR) peace of mind. online gaming, it would ferring to a FICCI study that plained. Then, if you add even if one considers sports for all those who are bet-
ing depleted by taxes when status. Sale of a principal (The writer is a CA and make best legislative sense if pegged the underground the direct tax aspect, where betting to be akin to ting, Mr. Landers said. We
it eventually converts to an residence in the U.S. is best CPA, specialising in cross-bor- the proposed gaming law is a betting industry at 3 lakh the winnings are taxed, then gambling under the law, it can track where the money
irrevocable trust. timed in this period. der income and estate plan- central enactment for online crore in 2013. all of that adds up to a sub- is pertinent to note that the is going and where it is com-
With more nationalistic If you are moving back to ning & compliance) activities, adding that such a Even assuming that the stantial amount. current Gaming Enactments ing from.

MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017


Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe: 1st
Test, TEN 1HD & TEN 3, 10
Ageless Federer continues to shock and awe
England v South Africa: The 35-year-old Swiss overwhelms an injured Cilic to win a record eighth Wimbledon title his second Major this year
2nd Test, STAR Sports 2 &
HD2, 3.30 p.m.
Ultimate Table Tennis: SS
Select 2 & HD2, 7.30 p.m.


Federer is Muguruzas
ideal dance partner
Garbine Muguruza voted for
Roger Federer when asked
who she would prefer to
dance with at the traditional
Champions ball. The
traditional end-of-
tournament party will be
staged at the historic
Guildhall on Monday. The
23-year-old Spaniard said:
Roger... and I like Cilic, I
have to say seriously. But I
want to see if hes that
elegant while dancing too.
The king and his court: Roger Federer, with his family in attendance, produced a virtuoso performance en route to his 19th Grand Slam title. *

Mukund Padmanabhan the early games. love and finally breaking the high percentages throughout his blistered underfoot.
LONDON The closest he got to ask- Croatian once more to win the tournament had deser- To the support of the
In a Wimbledon final that ing Federer a question dur- 6-3. ted him. crowd, which had shifted al-
was less about the match and ing the match was when the Having lost the first set, When Federer held the legiance from Federer in the
more about the man, Roger latter was serving 1-2, but a Cilic focused on turning even first service game to love, hope of seeing a well-con-
Federer brushed aside Marin poor backhand saw his only more aggressive in the broke Cilic, and held again, it tested match, Cilic put him-
Cilic, winning in straight sets break-point in the match go second set. But more aggres- seemed pretty much over. In self on the board. But the
6-3, 6-1, 6-4. untapped. sion meant even more er- fact, it seemed the match Swiss, unruffled by the court-
To those that gathered to From then on, it was Fe- rors, which were piling up may not continue at all with side drama, powered on,
Painful blister made me watch him win, the historical derer all the way, breaking thick and fast. Coupled with the Croat breaking down in a winning every following
cry during final: Cilic significance of the victory a Cilic to go up 3-2 and then this, Cilics famed return of flood of tears and seeking his game in the set.
19th Grand Slam, a record holding two service games to serve which he struck with trainer out who examined
Marin Cilic said a painful eight Medical time-out
blister on his left foot was Wimble- Before the third set, Cilic
reason for his tears in the don wins sought a medical time-out
Wimbledon final on Sunday. I seemed and seemed reinvigorated on
got a bad blister in the incon- his return. He played what
semifinal against Sam sequential was perhaps his best tennis
Querrey, said Cilic. before the during the match until the
The physios here helped me rare and set was level 3-3. But a string
over the last 30 hours. They enchanting beauty of his of groundstroke errors
were with me constantly and game, a reminder that ten- presented Federer with an-
did as much as they could. nis, even in an era that has other opportunity.
But I still felt the pain. It was privileged power over place- Serving for the match 5-4,
ment and precision, can be a Federer lost the first point,
all very tough emotionally.
AFP thing of amazing grace. but an ace and a couple of
unreturnable serves gave
Mens a marathon,
Unwavering defiance
The win was an act of quiet
unwavering defiance. As the
him two championship
points. He hit a ball long on
the first, but the eighth ace of
womens a double bagel
oldest player in the mens the match secured him his Agence France-Presse Olympic champions
draw, who will turn 36 next eighth Wimbledon singles London Ekaterina Makarova and
month, Federer defied his title. Fourth seeds Lukasz Kubot Elena Vesnina of Russia won
age. He also defied persistent All in all, it was a combina- and Marcelo Melo clinched their first Wimbledon
skepticism that it was much tion of Cilics poor serving the Wimbledon mens womens doubles title with a
too late to make a real and poor returning that cost doubles title on Saturday 6-0, 6-0 rout of Hao-Ching
Hingis-Jamie win mixed, comeback, though him the match. He won only with a 5-7, 7-5, 7-6(2), Chan and Monica Niculescu.
23rd Slam for the Swiss comeback was always an odd 65% of points on his first 3-6, 13-11 win over Oliver In a 55-minute final, the
LONDON expression to describe serve and, quite dreadfully, Marach and Mate Pavic. second-seeded Russians
Martina Hingis clinched her someone who never went only 39% on his second The final lasted a collected a third Slam
23th Grand Slam title, away. serve. The corresponding marathon 4 hours 41 doubles title as a team.
combining with Jamie Murray And although this win will numbers for Federer were minutes and was only the They also won the 2013
to beat Henri Kontinen and not secure him the World No. 81% and 71%, numbers that fourth Wimbledon mens French Open and 2014 US
Heather Watson 6-4, 6-4 in 1 ranking, with the Australian Cilic contributed to by an in- doubles final to go to five Open womens titles.
the Wimbledon mixed Open and Wimbledon in the different return of serve. sets in the last 20 years. The results: Finals: Doubles:
doubles final on Sunday. Its bag, it defies logic to suggest The final set was the Men: Lukasz Kubot (Pol) &
not bad for us! said Hingis of
a memorable day for Roger
he isnt the best on current
form. <
> Its just belief that I
can achieve such
longest since 1992 when
John McEnroe and Michael
Marcelo Melo (Bra) bt Oliver
Marach (Aut) & Mate Pavic
Federer and her. The final itself was less heights. I wasnt sure Stich defeated Jim Grabb (Cro) 5-7, 7-5, 7-6(2), 3-6,
Im really pleased I than memorable. Cilic, who I would ever be here and Richey Reneberg 19-17 13-11.
contacted Jamie before needed a medical time-out in another final but I in the decider. That final was Women: Ekaterina Makarova
Wimbledon. We knew before after the second set because also the longest mens & Elena Vesnina (Rus) bt
the final a British player was of a huge blister on his foot,
always believed I doubles championship Hao-Ching Chan (Tpe) &
going to win the mixed started on a positive note, could maybe come match at Wimbledon lasting Monica Niculescu (Rou) 6-0,
doubles. Im just happy it was holding his service and back and do it again. 5 hours 1 minute. 6-0.
my partner. AFP showing some aggression in Roger Federer


Zimbabwe on top
Dravid and
Zaheer being
England has a task on hand Hari finishes
tied fourth
new India humiliated Amla, Elgar and du Plessis combine to give Proteas the edge
Agence France Presse lowed by 59 for five, after Sports Bureau
Colombo Sri Lankan left-arm spin- Agencies GENEVA
Press Trust of India
Sikandar Raza scored a gritty ner Rangana Herath rattled NOTTINGHAM P. Hari Krishnas battled for
unbeaten 97 to help Zimb- the visitors batting with England was set a record tar- 115 moves in search of vic-
abwe recover from a top-or- four early wickets. Former Committee of Ad- get of 474 to win the second tory but eventually settled
der collapse and stretch its Herath, who got three ministrators (CoA) mem- Test against South Africa at for a draw against a de-
second innings lead over Sri wickets before the lunch ber Ramachandra Guha Trent Bridge on Sunday. termined Dmitry
Lanka to 262 in the one-off break, bowled Sean Willi- feels Rahul Dravid and Za- South Africa declared its Jakovenko in the ninth and
Test match here on Sunday. ams for 22 in the second heer Khan are being sub- second innings on 343 for final round of the Grand
Zimbabwe was 252 for six session as Zimbabwe jected to public humili- nine shortly before the close Prix chess championship
at stumps on day three with teetered dangerously close ation by the manner in of the third day. here on Saturday.
Raza and Malcolm Waller (57) to losing its 10-run advant- which their appointment The most any side has Azerbaijans Teimour
putting on an unbeaten 107- age. It was then that Raza as consultants has been made to win in the fourth in- Radjabov won the title with
run stand for the seventh- put together 86 runs with put on hold. nings of a Test is the West In- an aggregate of six point-
wicket at the R Premadasa Peter Moor (40) for the The shameful treat- dies 418 for seven against s.The results: Ninth round: P.
Mithali. * VIVEK BENDRE Stadium. sixth wicket to turn the ment of Anil Kumble has Australia at St John's, Anti- Hari Krishna drew with Dmitry
Raza lifted Zimbabwe from tables. Moor fell to pace- now been compounded by gua, in 2003. Jakovenko (Rus), Ian Nepom-
ANI a precarious 23 for four, fol- man Lahiru Kumara. the cavalier treatment of Hashim Amla top-scored niachtchi (Rus) drew with
Derby Zaheer Khan and Rahul for the Proteas with 87, Teimour Radjabov (Aze); An-
Dravid, Guha tweeted.
Kumble, Dravid and Za-
opener Dean Elgar made 80 ish Giri (Ned) drew with Alex-
ander Grischuk (Rus);
per Mithali Raj described and returning captain Faf du
her side after it coped ad- Zimbabwe 1st innings: 2-41-0, Tiripano 10-1-38-1, heer were true greats of Plessis 63. Off-spinner Mo- Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze)
mirably with the high-pres- 356. Raza 18-2-60-0, Cremer 39.3- the game who gave it all on een Ali took four for 78. Dependable: Hashim Amla played an assured knock. * AFP drew with Li Chao (Chn); Al-
sure situation of a winner- Sri Lanka 1st innings: D. Kar- 4-125-5, Waller 1-0-2-0, Willi- the field. They did not de- exander Riazantsev (Rus)
takes-all clash against New unaratne c Masakadza b Tiri- ams 23-3-62-2. serve this public humili- SCOREBOARD ENGLAND VS SOUTH AFRICA drew with Michael Adams
pano 25, U. Tharanga run out Zimbabwe 2nd innings: H. ation, he added. (Eng); Ernesto Inarkiev (Rus)
Zealand to reach the semi- South Africa 1st innings: 335. 4-143, 5-168, 6-177, 7-199, 8- 17; Extras (b-8, lb-8): 16; Total
71, K. Mendis c Chakabva b Cre- Masakadza lbw b Herath 7, R. drew with Boris Gelfand (Isr);
finals of the ICC womens 199, 9-199. (for nine wkts. decl.): 343.
mer 11, D. Chandimal c Chak- Chakabva b Herath 6, T. Mu- England 1st innings: A. Cook Peter Svidler (Rus) bt Hou Yi-
World Cup on Saturday. Fall of wickets: 1-18, 2-153, 3-
Im extremely happy
that the girls made a
abva b Cremer 55, A. Mathews
c Masakadza b Williams 41, N.
sakanda c Karunaratne b
Herath 0, C. Ervine c Karunar- India loses c de Kock b Philander 3, K. Jen-
nings c de Kock b Morkel 0, G.
South Africa bowling: Morkel
13-2-45-2, Philander 13-2-48-2, 154, 4-216, 5-253, 6-275, 7-304,
fan (Chn), Pavel Eljanov (Ukr)
drew with Richard Rapport
Dickwella b Cremer 6, D. Per- atne b Perera 5, S. Williams b Ballance b Philander 27, J. Root Morris 8.5-1-38-3, Olivier 7-0- 8-307, 9-343. (Hun); Levon Aronian (Arm)
comeback. I think this is a era run out 33, A. Gunaratne b Herath 22, S. Raza (batting) 97,
SPORTS BUREAU c de Kock b Morkel 78, J. Bair- 39-0, Maharaj 10-1-21-3. England bowling: Anderson bt Salem Saleh (UAE).
new India team. In the JOHANNESBURG
Cremer 45, R. Herath st. Chak- P. Moor c sub b Kumara 40, M. stow b Maharaj 45, B. Stokes c South Africa 2nd innings: 20-4-45-2; Broad 19-4-60-0; Standings: 1. Radjabov (6
earlier editions, weve seen abva b Williams 22, S. Lakmal Waller (batting) 57; Extras Argentina defeated India de Kock b Maharaj 0, Moeen c H. Kuhn c Root b Anderson 8, D. Wood 18-5-68-0; Ali 16-2-78-4; points), 2-3. Grischuk,
one bad day and then c&b Cremer 14, L. Kumara (not (b-4, lb-7, w-6, nb-1): 18; Total 3-0 in a Pool B match of the du Plessis b Morris 18, L. Elgar c Anderson b Stokes 80, Stokes 20-4-34-2; Dawson Nepomniachtchi (5.5 each),
weve never made a out) 1; Extras (b-8, lb-10, nb-3, (for six wkts. in 68 overs): 252. womens Hockey World Dawson c Amla b Maharaj 13, S. H. Amla lbw b Dawson 87, Q. de 11-1-42-1. 4-10. Mamedyarov, Giri,
comeback into the tourna- w-1): 22; Total (in 102.3 overs): Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-16, 3-17, League Semifinal here on Broad lbw b Morris 0, M. Wood c Kock c Bairstow b Anderson 1, F. England 2nd innings: A. Cook Svidler, Harikrishna, Adams,
ment. This is a very good 346. 4-23, 5-59, 6-145. Sunday. The winner scored du Plessis b Morris 6, J. Ander- du Plessis lbw b Stokes 63, T. (batting) 0, K. Jennings (bat- Chao and Riazantsev (5), 11-
win for the girls and it will Fall of wickets: 1-84, 2-107, 3- Sri Lanka bowling: Lakmal 9- through Rocio Sanchez son (not out) 0; Extras (b-4, Bavuma c Root b Ali 15, V. Phil- ting) 0; Extras (lb-1): 1; Total (0 14. Aronian, Eljanov, Gelfand,
give them a real boost and 116, 4-212, 5-226, 6-238, 7- 0-28-0, Herath 23-2-85-4, (second minute), Maria lb-10, w-1): 15; Total (in 51.5 ander c and b Ali 42, C. Morris c wkts., in four overs): 1. Jakovenko (4.5), 15. Inarkiev,
a lot of confidence, she 274, 8-322, 9-343. Perera 21-1-69-1, L. Kumara 11- Granatto (14) and Noel Bar- overs): 205. Ballance b Ali 13, K. Maharaj c South Africa bowling: Morkel 16-17. Rapport, Yifan (2.5), 18.
said. Zimbabwe bowling: Mpofu 11- 3-43-1, K. Mendis 4-0-16-0. rionuevo (25). Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-3, 3-86, Broad b Ali 1, M. Morkel not out 2-2-0-0; Philander 2-2-0-0. Saleh (2).


MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017

Double for Deepak Bedi hits out at Justice Sen
Bests Arjun Narendran in Indian Touring Car Class races Says managing DDCA is not one of many jobs
Uthra Ganesan
New Delhi wrote. He also questioned have several other engage-
several decisions by Justice ments which do not allow
Former India captain Bishan Sen. Why should Madan Lal you much time for DDCA...
Lukaku needs to be Singh Bedi, on Sunday, stuck Committee report not be you need to make a con-
mentally strong: Rooney to his stand of Delhi High made public and why should scious choice.
Court-appointed adminis- action as recommended be
trator Justice Vikramjit Sen Sadly, your approach to
Former Manchester United not taken? By over-riding the treat this as one of the sev-
star Wayne Rooney on being hardly involved in put- Committees recommenda-
ting the DDCA in order or its eral other jobs is inappropri-
Sunday asked the clubs tions, you have caused im- ate and misplaced... We have
newly signed striker Romelu administration. mense embarrassment to
Justice Sen had refuted al- a lot of expectations from
Lukaku to stay mentally the Committee and, more you but honestly speaking,
strong for the challenges legations that he was un- importantly, let down the
available for interactions your over-officious approach
ahead. Youve got to be coach. and lack of counsel from
strong enough mentally to with cricketers and sought Bishan Singh Bedi. *
volunteers to help run the people in the know is putting
accept the challenge, United Indiscipline V.V. SUBRAHMANYAM
paid to any meaningful
are a football club that DDCA league and the associ- I am sure that this is not the
ation. and pitch is playable, toilets change, Bedi wrote.
demands success, Rooney Day to remember: It was a memorable outing for Deepak Paul Chinnappa at the way the higher judiciary
But Bedi, in a hard-hitting functions. In sports, there is are functional and bare ne- To make matters worse,
was quoted saying by Fox Kari Motor Speedway on Sunday.
response, not only listed no system of giving suspen- cessities like water are avail- you do not even have a team
Sports. IANS
Rayan Rozario was racing nicely and looked Race 1: 1.Deepak Paul Chin- pending matters but also able. In such a scenario, which has professional and
ded sentences when it is a
Coimbatore good to threaten Deepak at nappa (Race Concepts) pointed out the administrat- proven case of indiscipline, where will we get people for timely inputs. The way a
the start but a huge spin off 17:48.438s; 2. Ashish ors failings and lack of gratis, who will spend small issue such as appoint-
Deepak Paul Chinnappa of he wrote, referring to the
while entering the straight in Ramaswamy (Red Rooster Per- money from their pockets to ment has been handled does
Race Concepts showed guts clarity. ban on Gautam Gambhir for
the second lap pushed him formance) 17 54.561; 3. Arjun run the league? he not give a very professional
and gumption on his way to Narendran (Red Rooster Per-
a double victory in the to the back of the pack. He Surprising questioned. picture.
formance) 17:57.590. Race 2: 1. Why should a camp be
premier Indian Touring Car eventually finished third. Akash Lal and Sameer Ba- organised without identify- If I have to seek an ap-
Deepak Paul Chinnappa Humiliating the players
Class of the MRF MMSC FM- In the second race, Arjun hadur had attended the ing genuine boys. Then, to pointment with some secret-
17:55.863; 2. Arjun Narendran
SCI Indian National racing started off in a flying manner meeting (with Sen) and given publicise that five members Bedi, in fact, not just ary in your office, as has
Eight dead in Senegal 18:03.284; 3. D. Vidyaprakash
championship at the Kari but went wide entering the (Prime Racing) 18:25.280. proposals in line with Hon. would be required to run the slammed Justice Sen for been advised, I would much
stadium crush straight in the second lap yet treating the entire issue as
Motor Speedway on Sunday. Volkswagen Ameo Cup: Race 1: Supreme Court and Delhi league gratis, is inviting sure- rather not like to meet you...
Starting from third in the again to give Deepak the big High Court verdicts. They shot failure... Starting a just another job but also for to be treated as mere riff-raff
Eight people were killed 1. Karminder Singh (Delhi)
first race, the 30-year-old advantage. The latter seized had also attended the first of league is a good step, but humiliating the players. is galling and humiliating, to
during Senegals football 19:34.489; 2. A Sandeep Kumar
from Bengaluru showed the chance. the two EGMs (that) turned have you thought about the Many of the steps you say the least. You may
league cup final here in a (Chennai) 19:35.336; 3. Aditya
great pace at the start and Veteran D. Vidyaprakash Pawar (Mumbai) 19:46.022. out to be damp squib... This logical arrangements that have been taking are clearly choose to use our services or
stampede that broke out
quickly sealed the front slot of Prime Racing (Coim- Race 2: 1. A. Sandeep Kumar is surprising since you have have to be made? borne out of your insuffi- just ignore us. And, if you
following clashes between
by the first corner and from batore) was third. 18:06.633; 2. Karminder Singh real powers, something that Anybody who has to run cient understanding of wish to use our services,
supporters. At least 49 were
seriously injured, the official there called the shots. The results (provisional): In- 18:07.100; 3. Dhruv Mohite Justice Mudgal, your prede- the league will have to run sports, more particularly, please treat us with respect,
APS news agency reported. Holder Arjun Narendran dian Touring Cars (15 laps): 18:08.009. cessor never had, Bedi around, see that the ground cricket. We gather that you he added.
All sports and cultural events
have been suspended until
the end of the month.
Lakshay bags silver Wrestling team
Indian hoopsters lose
to South Korea
Six Services boys enter final SPORTS BUREAU
team took the bronze be-
hind Italy and Finland. for junior worlds
Sports Bureau Shahrukh Khan (UP). 52kg: K. deep (SSCB) bt S.R. Sahu (Odi). Lakshay fought hard for the In junior mens skeet,
GUWAHATI Bhavesh (Mah) bt Yuvraj Singh 66kg: Akash Sai (SAI) bt Nis- gold and ended up with the Anantjeet Singh Naruka Special Correspondent Karan (66kg), Veer Dev Gulia
The Indian mens basketball NEW DELHI
Six Services boys gave win- (Har); Ajay Kumar (Chd) bt chay (Del), Bhupendra Rawat silver in junior mens trap in missed the final in a shoot- (74 kg), Deepak Punia (84kg),
team lost to 67-92 to South
ning performances in the Jitender Kumar (UP). 54kg: (MP), Mohan Raj (TN). 70kg: the ninth International ju- off, finishing second among The Wrestling Federation of Monu (96kg), Mohit (120kg).
Korea in the William Jones
semifinals of the National ju- Aman (Raj) bt T. Lakhmani Aman (Chd) bt Abhinab Saikia nior shotgun cup on four who were fighting for India on Sunday announced Greco-Roman: Arjun Halakurki
Cup in Taipei on Sunday. India
nior boxing on Sunday. (SSCB), K.K. Tehon (Aru) bt (Asm), Ish Pannu (Har) bt Harsh Sunday. the last spot. He had a total the teams for the junior (50kg), Vijay (55kg), Manish
trailed only by four points at
Binod Kumar (WB). 57kg: Ankit Choudhary (Raj). 75kg: Vinit Nino Cuomo of Italy beat of 117. worlds, following trials in (60kg), Dinesh (66kg), Sajan
the end of the first quarter The results (semifinals):
(Har) bt Anil Kumar (Utk), (Har) bt Rishav Mishra (DD), Lakshay 43-41 to bag the the last one week. While the (74kg), Sunil (84kg), Sagar
but South Korea asserted 46kg: Selay Soy (Jha) bt Aman The results:
Akash Gorkha (Mah) bt Lokesh Shivam Pawar (Del) bt M. Sagar. gold. The latter had quali- trials for the boys were held (96kg), Satish (120kg).
itself thereafter. (Har), Swaroop (SSCB) bt Khichi (Raj). 60kg: Akshay 80kg: Mohit (Har) bt Royen Junior men: Trap: 1. Nino
The result: South Korea 92 Kuldeep Shankar (UP). 48kg: fied with the second best Cuomo (Ita) 43 (111)1; 2. Lak- on Thursday at the SAI, Girls: Divya Tomar (44kg),
(Har) bt Nongdhankhomba Francis (MP), Lakshay Chahar
(Ung Heo 22, Daesung Lee 16, Siddharth Malik (Har) bt Sanket score of 115, two points be- shay 41 (115); 3. Lorenzo Ferrari Sonepat, the girls under- Ankush (48kg), Nandini (51kg),
(Mani), Rajat Punia (SSCB) bt (Raj) bt Kuldeep Singh (Pun).
Lee Junghyun 12) bt India 67 Goud (Mah), Anil (SSCB) bt Hi- hind the leaders. (Ita) 32 (117)0; 9. Manavaditya went trials at STC, Lucknow. Pooja Gahlot (55kg), Manju Ku-
Parveen (Del).
(Anil Kumar 13, Muin Bek mangshu Thapa (Asm). 50kg: 80+kg: Satinder (SSCB) bt Manavaditya Singh Rathore 110. The squad: Boys: Freestyle: mari (59kg), Reshma Mane
Hafeez 12, Amjyot Singh Gill Swapnil Shinde (Mah) bt Lalit 63kg: Nbobosana Singh (Man) Jaipal (Pun), Harsh Rana (Del) Rathore shot 110 and Vivaan Team: 1. Italy 339; 2. Finland Suraj Aswala (50kg), Bharat (63kg), Pooja (67kg), Pooja
10, Prasanna Venkatesh (Har), Naoba Singh (SSCB) bt bt Swapnil Salvi (Mah), Vijay- bt D. Konsen (Mani). Kapoor 103, as the Indian 333; 3. India 328. Patil (55kg), Ravinder (60kg), (72kg).
Sivakumar 10).

Services, Manipur Harinder Manifold clinches Kingfisher Ultra Derby Bangalore

take honours wins second BENGALURU: Manifold (Neeraj up)
won the Kingfisher Ultra Derby
tocratAbs Fabs) S. John 3
KANGRA (Western Aristocrat-
V.V. Subrahmanyam the gold while Ch Debiya
straight title Bangalore, the chief event of the
races held here on Sunday. The
Georgina) P.S. Chouhan 4.
Not run: Sana. 1/2, 2-1/4 and 2-1/4.
Hyderabad winner is owned by Ms. Ameeta 2m, 03.21s. 43 (w), 16,15 and 17
Devi of Manipur picked her Mehra and trained by P. Shroff.
Services men and Manipur second medal of the day to (p), SHP: 42, THP: 57, FP: 108, Q:
women won the team cham-
pionships for seniors (regu-
win the bronze defeating M.
Aruna Devi 6-2.
1 HYDERABAD CUP (1,400m),
maiden 3-y-o only, (Terms): DR
LOGAN (Neeraj) 1, Athena (P. Tre-
49, Trinella: 425 and 235, Exacta:
9,589 and 6,164. Favourite: Cas-
tlebridge. Owner: Ms. Ameeta
lar) in the National archery The results: vor) 2, Animal King (Srinath) 3 Mehra. Trainer: P. Shroff.
and Sedulous (P.P. Dhebe) 4. 2,
championship in India
Round for seniors and para
Para: Men: Recurve: Final:
Rajesh (Har) bt Harvinder Singh
Shd and 1. 1m, 25.40s. 56 (w), 14,
11 and 16 (p), SHP: 37, THP: 45, FP: 7 MYSORE CUP (1,400m), rated
15 to 35: DON DELA VEGA (P.P.
Dhebe) 1, Sudha (R. Pradeep) 2,
here on Sunday. (Har) 6-0. Third place: Kuldeep 192, Q: 52, Trinella: 410 and 277, Brooklyn Supreme (Dhanu Singh)
Exacta: 1,075 and 417. Favourite: 3 and Astrild (Srinath) 4. Not run:
Assam and Meghalaya Sharma (Har) bt Amol Bhag- Athena. Owners: Mrs. Poojya
settled for silver and bronze wansa Bori (Mah) 6-2. Pinyada, Antiquarian and Oslo
Prashanth, Mr. Gautam Basapa, Court. 1-1/4, 1/2 and 1/2. 1m, 27.31s.
respectively in the mens Women: Para: Indian Round: Mr. Apana Subaiya P & Mr. Irfan 21 (w), 11, 49 and 29 (p), SHP: 159,
team event, while All India Final: Malesori Devi (Mnp) bt Ghatala. Trainer: Irfan Ghatala. THP: 66, FP: 991, Q: 376, Trinella:
Harinder Pal Sandhu... 3,587 and 2,733, Exacta: 9,762 and
Police Force and Chhattis-
garh were second and third
Tutumoni Boro (Asm) 6-2.
Third place: Ch. Debiya Devi smacking success. 2 MUMBAI CUP (Div. I),
(1,200m), rated 30 to 50:
CHINA ONE (P. Trevor) 1, Southern
4,184. Favourite: Don Dela Vega.
Owner: Mr. Ajith Vittal Shetty.
in the womens section. (Mnp) bt M. Aruna Devi (AI Po- Agencies Crown (K. Mukesh) 2, Shining Ma- Trainer: Prasanna Kumar.
lice Force) 6-2. Melbourne gic (Afsar Khan) 3 and Tamara
In the individual cat- Champion: Ameeta Mehra leading in Manifold (Neeraj astride), the winner of the Kingfisher Ultra
egory, the days biggest win Compound: Final: Jyoti Baliyan
(UP) bt Kalyani Kumari (Jhar)
Indias Harinder Pal Sandhu
(Rayan Ahmed) 4. 5, 1 and 1-1/2.
1m, 12.12s. 28 (w), 13, 18 and 24 Derby Bangalore on Sunday. Trainer Pesi Shroff is also seen. Right: Rashid Byramji is felicitated by 8 MUMBAI CUP (Div. II),
(1,200m), rated 30 to 50:
was recorded by Jyoti continued his fine run, to (p), SHP: 60, THP: 69, FP: 199, Q: BTC chairman Y. Jaganath after the veteran trainer called it a day. K. MURALI KUMAR *
1, Day Flower (R. Ajinkya) 2, Rare
133-44. Third place: Sonmati Rs. 126, Trinella: 1,344 and 657,
Baliyan of UP who beat win a second title in two And Bold (A. Ramu) 3 and Times
Pao (Chhattisgarh) bt Lalpati Exacta: 9,669 and 3,825. Favour- ers: Vinayaka Breeders Pvt Ltd 494, Trinella: 6,118 and 2,185, Ex- THP: 143, FP: 73, Q: 26, Trinella: Time ( Jagadeesh) 4. Not run: Ro-
Kalyani Kumari of weeks by beating top-seed ite: Miniver Rose. Owner: Mr. rep by. Mr. D. Pritham Basappa, acta: 48,715 and 41,756. Favourite: 1,134 and 885, Exacta: 18,069 and
(Dli) 36-21. Mixed team: Senior mantic Helen. 3-1/2, 1-1/4 and 1-1/4.
Jharkhand 133-44 in the final Rex Hedrick of Australia 12- Saad A Khan. Trainer: Parvati Rajagiri Rubber & Produce Co. Ltd Lamrei. Owner: Mr. H.K. Laksh- 11,616. Favourite: Prevalent Force.
national: Indian round: Final: 1m, 13.14s. 28 (w), 14, 24 and 22
of the womens compound Uttar Pradesh bt Chhattisgarh 14, 11-3, 11-4, 11-7 in a 77- Byramji. rep by. Mr. Dilip Thomas & Mr. man Gowda. Trainer: V. Owners: Mr. Rienzie M.K. Ed- (p), SHP: 95, THP: 57, FP: 496, Q:
(para)for the gold. Sonmati Ravi Puravankara. Trainer: Arjun Lokanath. wards & Mrs. P.P.M. Edwards. 186, Trinella: 2,133 and 841, Ex-
minute final of the Victorian
Pao of Chhattisgarh got the
6-2. Third place: Assam bt All
India Police Force 6-2. Open squash, a PSA Tour 3 KOLKATA CUP (1,800m) rated
60 & above: FABULOUS (S.
5 CHENNAI CUP (1,200m),
Trainer: Darius. acta: 11,478 and 4,541. Favourite:
better of Lalpati of Delhi 36-
21 to settle for bronze.
Senior national: Indian round: event, on Sunday.
Third-seeded Sandhu had
John) 1, Magistero (Akshay Kumar)
2, Watchmyscript (P. Trevor) 3
and Escala (A. Imran Khan) 4.
4 DELHI CUP (1,600m), rated 15
to 35, 4-y-o & over: PRIZE
FINDER (Rayan Ahmed) 1, Free-
maiden 3-y-o only, (Terms):
PREVALENT FORCE (Srinath) 1, My-
grator (Yash Narredu) 2, Turf Ma-
BANGALORE (2,000M), 3-Y-O,
Vallee Sceptre. Owners: Mr. V.
Narendar Reddy, Mr. Mohammed
Rashed Ali Khan & Mr. Mo-
Team championship: Men: 1.
In womens Indian Round won the South Australian Lnk, Nk and 1-1/4. 1m, 51.13s. 26 style (A. Imran Khan) 2, Wind gic (Bhawani Singh) 3 and Mil- MANIFOLD (MULTIDIMENSIONAL- hammed Abdul Azeem. Trainer:
Services, 2. Assam, 3. S.F. Hussain.
(w), 13, 23 and 14 (p), SHP: 64, Striker (P.P. Dhebe) 3 and Find (S. lenium Glory (P.S. Chouhan) 4. DHAAWIAH) NEERAJ 1,
(para), Malesori Devi of Ma- Meghalaya. Women: 1. Ma- Open last week. THP: 53, FP: 250, Q: 204, Trinella: John) 4. 2-1/4, 1-1/4 and 3/4. 1m, Not run: Hot N Fire and Majuro. 1- CASTLEBRIDGE (Burden Of Jackpot: 2,365 (744 tkts); Runner-
nipur defeated Tutumoni nipur, 2. All India Police Force, It was his fourth title of 547 and 223, Exacta: 2,118 and 39.15s. 44 (w), 17, 50 and 24 (p), 3/4, 7-1/4 and 1-3/4. 1m, 12.24s. 21 ProofCastle Queen) P. Trevor 2, up: 339 (2,227 tkts); Treble (i): 243
Boro of Assam 6-2 to clinch 3. Chattisgarh. the year. 970. Favourite: Fabulous. Own- SHP: 153, THP: 85, FP: 1,359, Q: (w), 11, 12 and 62 (p), SHP: 36, OLYMPIA FIELDS (Western Aris- (172 tkts); (ii): 260 (242 tkts).


THE HINDU CROSSWORD 12061 (set by Afterdark)

11 Stick to company at this place
2 Situation is said to be watched
Mystery of His Paratva
12 Day crowd at a club is 3 Developing a new heady When the Lord descends in human form as Rama or
impressive (8) perfume (7) Krishna, the infinitude of His Paratva is never affected or di-
minished. Knowingly or unknowingly, all beings feel the
13 Swans tend to swim to booth 5 Yearly, its heard that you go contact with the Lord and His swabhava, for His is the es-
(9) out to gather energy and sence of Suddha Chaitanya, pointed out Nochur Sri Ven-
15 Macho guys become leaders strengthen (6) kataraman in a discourse.
without advantage (2-3) The indriyas and the brain may not recognise Him, but
6 Three railway officials having the heart is in constant communion with the Lord residing
16 Producer is from Udma, Kerala drink, after removing their in its depths. One may love Him as a friend, a child or a
(5) caps, in privacy (4-1-4) lover, or even fear Him as an enemy. The cows, calves, pea-
cocks, Gopis, etc in the Vraja country are drawn towards
18 At the beginning, in zest I get 7 Before joining university
Krishna not because of any spiritual instruction; nor are
worked up to have spirit (9) engineer was a recluse (7)
they aware that He is the Supreme Lord incarnate.
22 During exercise, have sliced 8 Agitated teens pointlessly There is no reason for this instinctive and indescribable
carrot to keep going (8) misbehaved across road at a love towards Him. It is not necessary to know about the re-
commercial complex (7,6) spective property of fire to scorch or water to moisten to feel
23 Out of nothing, playboy these effects.
manufactured an incidental 14 Second, minute; time one Conversely too, it is shown that a person like Duryod-
activity (6) spent to take a sip of tea and hana, who regards Krishna as a mere cowherd boy and often
cake, perhaps (9) tries to insult Him, also responds to His greatness in spite of
25 Expect the French at the
Solution to puzzle 12060 Solution to yesterdays Sudoku himself. He even plans to bind Him, not knowing that He
deckhouse, say (10)
17 Car oil applied in order to can be bound only with true love and devotion. But he is the
ACROSS 26 Letters from Arul edited as a reduce heat (3-4) first to stand up as a mark of respect when Krishna comes as
1 In leader's absence, ready to practice (4) a messenger to his court, forgetting his own orders to all to
19 Record; Australia is two down remain seated.
take offence (6) 27 Lawrence gets drunk before (7) Kamsa is keen to save himself from Krishna and remains
4 Adamant leader hiding in rave begins, in confusion (6) in fear of Him ever since His birth. Maricha is filled with ter-
20 Instrument is a small drum,
disguise (6) ror and a kind of admiration for Rama and spends his time
28 Treasurer seen in vehicle, right used often in allegro (7)
inside with a Republican (6) in the forest thinking of Him. Even the word Ra spells fear to
9 Lies spread by man, perhaps
21 Kelvin had one rupee before, him.
DOWN now empty hand in Tokyo (6) Such is His Maya that baffles with this wonderful creation
10 Reinforce road on New Guinea of the universe, revealing and also holding under wraps His
soon (10) 1 Replace trees or perish (7) 24 Stops at the grounds (5) all-pervading effulgence at one stroke.


MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017


loses in final
Dabang Smashers back on target
Sports Bureau Sathiyan grabs eyeballs with upset win over Par Gerell
Winnetka (USA)
Ramkumar Ramanathan ULTIMATE TT Mondays match
lost 7-6(1), 6-2 to USAs O Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas
K. Keerthivasan
Akira Santillan in the final CHENNAI vs Shaze Challengers
of the $75,000 Challenger
In the $15,000 ITF wo- campaign back on track with dian looked like turning the
mens event at Sharm El a 14-13 victory over Falcons match on its head.
Sheikh, Kanika Vaidya in the Ceat-Ultimate Table The Ukrainian, however,
completed a hat-trick of Tennis League here. had the last laugh going on
doubles titles over three After the defeat to Shaze to win in three games, to vir-
weeks, combining with Ru- Challengers the other day, tually put an end to Falcons
tuja Bhosale this time. the onus was on Smashers to hopes.
rework their strategy and The results:
Kanika and Rutuja beat
come up trumps. And they I did it! Dabang Smashers G. Sathiyan exults after beating Dabang Smashers bt Falcons
Linda Prenkovic and Jelena
did in great style. Par Gerell of Falcons on Sunday. M. VEDHAN TTC 14-13 (Marcos Freitas bt
Stojanovic 6-2, 6-4 in the fi-

Sanil Shetty 11-5, 11-2, 11-3;

nal. The men who did it for
iyan put it across Gerell, meeting Arjun Ghosh, with Mousumi Paul lost to Wu Yang
The results (all finals): Smashers were Marcos 9-11, 4-11, 7-11; G. Sathiyan &
ranked 69 places above him, the gulf in rankings standing
$75,000 Challenger men, Freitas and G. Sathiyan.
the scores were tied at nine at a whopping 378. Tetyana Bilenko lost to Sanil &
Winnetka, USA: Akira Santil- Dominant drive: Lewis Hamilton rebooted his title challenge as he came home 14 seconds ahead Freitas, the tournaments Lee Ho Ching 8-11, 6-11, 6-11;
lan (USA) bt Ramkumar
points each.
of teammate Valtteri Bottas. AFP *
second highest ranked Even as Kim drubbed Freitas bt Par Gerell 11-7, 11-6,
Ramanathan 7-6(1), 6-2. player, swept past his oppon- The seventh and eighth Sutirtha, the Arjun-Kou 11-8; Tetyana Bilenko lost to

Hamilton cuts Vettels

$25,000 ITF women, Nai- ents in two mens singles ties were believed to be easy match threatened to take a Lee Ho 11-8, 9-11, 5-11; Sathiyan
man, China: Jing-Jing Lu matches while Sathiyan for Smashers. different turn. Arjun played bt Par Gerell 11-7, 6-11, 11-6;
(Chn) bt Karman Kaur Thandi grabbed everyones atten- In one match, Kim Song I, without inhibitions in the Kim Song I bt Sutirtha Mukher-
6-2, 6-1. tion with a highly impressive ranked 19 in the world, was first game. Returning Kous jee 11-3, 11-4, 11-3; Kou Lei bt

lead to one point

$15,000 ITF women, Sharm 11-7, 6-11, 11-6 triumph over serve with confidence and
taking on an unheralded Arjun Ghosh 4-11, 11-10, 11-3;
El Sheikh, Egypt: Rutuja Bho-
Swedens Par Gerell, ranked Sutirtha Mukherjee and Kou attacking from the back of Kim Song I lost to Wu Hang 7-
sale & Kanika Vaidya bt Linda
41 in the world. After Sath- Lei (world ranked 28) was the table, the 20-year-old In- 11, 6-11, 10-11).
Prenkovic (Ger) & Jelena Sto-
janovic (Aus) 6-2, 6-4.
The Briton has now won five times at home Mollema wins
Hima Das Reuters the applause from an army from the wheel rim. 15th stage
finishes fifth Silverstone
Lewis Hamilton won his
of flag-waving fans, came
sudden drama. Vettel, who
There was no sign of that
happening, said Vettel over Reuters
Sports Bureau home British Grand Prix for had battled on worn tyres the team radio. LE-PUY-EN-VELAY

Nairobi the fourth year in a row on but looked like securing the There were vibrations Chris Froome survived an
Assams Hima Das finished Sunday while a penultimate- final podium position until but I had it for 20 laps and it attempted coup by Romain
a creditable fifth in the lap puncture slashed Se- the blowout, finished sev- didnt get massively worse. Bardets AG2R-La Mondiale
girls 200m, clocking bastian Vettels champion- enth after an emergency pit The tyres didnt look great team in a treacherous 15th
24.39s at the IAAF World ship lead to a single point. stop with a shower of sparks but they never look great. stage to retain the Tour de
under-18 athletics champi- The Britons drive from France overall leaders yel-
pole to flag on an overcast af-
onships here on Sunday.
ternoon was lonely, unevent-
Hima had clocked a per- ful and dominant in com- Dutchman Bauke
sonal best 24.31s in the 1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) cal Wehrlein (Sauber) -1 lap; Mollema won the 189.5-km
plete contrast to his Ferrari
semifinal while her team- 1:21:27.430; 2. Valtteri Bottas Retired: Fernando Alonso stage from Laissac-Severac
rivals afternoon with Mer- (Mercedes) +00:14.063; 3. (McLaren) 19 laps; Carlos Sainz
mate Rajashree Prasad also cedes teammate Valtteri Bot- LEglise but the action was
clocked a personal best of Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) Jr (Toro Rosso) 51 laps; Jolyon elsewhere. Defending
tas finishing 14 seconds be- 00:36.570; 4. Max Verstappen Palmer (Renault) 51 laps.
24.85 but could not pro- hind to secure the one-two. champion Froome was first
gress further. (Red Bull) 00:52.125; 5. Daniel Drivers standings: 1. Vettel 177 caught at the end of a split
The support has been in- Ricciardo (Red Bull) 01:05.955; pts; 2. Hamilton 176; 3. Bottas
credible this weekend. I am caused by French team
Abhay eighth 6. Nico Hulkenberg (Renault) 154; 4. Ricciardo 117; 5.
so proud I could do this for AG2R-La Mondiale, who
01:08.109; 7. Sebastian Vettel Raikkonen 98; 6. Verstappen
Meanwhile, Abhay Gupta you all, said Hamilton, who continued to press the ped-
(Ferrari) 01:33.989; 8. Esteban 57; 7. Perez 52; 8. Ocon 43; 9.
finished eighth in the boys threw himself into the fans Ocon (Force India) -1 lap; 9.
als when the race leader
Sainz Jr 29; 10. Hulkenberg 26;
javelin with 57.04m while for some crowd surfing Sergio Perez (Force India) -1 suffered a mechanical
11. Massa 23; 12. Stroll 18; 13.
Sanjay Kumar, who led till after the podium lap; 10. Felipe Massa (Willi- problem shortly before the
Grosjean 18; 14. Magnussen 11;
3000m, in the boys celebrations. ams)-1 lap; 11. Stoffel Van- key climb of the day.
15. Wehrlein 5; 16. Kvyat 4, 17.
10,000m race walk was The team were faultless doorne (McLaren) -1 lap; 12. Alonso 2. The Team Sky leader
disqualified after getting this weekend, Valtteri did an Kevin Magnussen (Haas) -1 lap; Constructors: 1. Mercedes 330 kept his cool, however, and
three red cards. incredible job as well so its 13. Romain Grosjean (Haas) -1 pts, 2. Ferrari 275, 3. Red Bull powered his way back to
And in the mixed the perfect weekend for us. lap; 14. Marcus Ericsson 174, 4. Force India 95, 5. Willi- stay on top of the general
4x400m relay, India failed Far behind in his wake, as (Sauber) -1 lap; 15. Daniil Kvyat ams 41, 6. Toro Rosso 33, 7. classification with an 18-
to qualify for the final after Hamilton cruised to a 57th (Toro Rosso) -1 lap; 16. Lance Haas 29, 8. Renault 26, 9. second advantage over
finishing fifth in the heats. career win and soaked up Stroll (Williams) -1 lap; 17. Pas- Sauber 5, 10. McLaren 2. Italian Fabio Aru.


Tajinder wins gold

Top throw, but... Though Tajinder Singh Toor triumphed in

mens shot put, he missed the Worlds. V. RAJU *

STAN RAYAN first round effort of 81.84m

GUNTUR that broke the meet record
Before every throw, by over two metres.
Tajinder Singh Toor bor- Odisha won a double in
rowed a left shoe from his the 200m, through its stars
Punjab State-mate Navte- Amiya Kumar Mallick and
jdeep Singh and went for his Srabani Nanda, while Ker-
attempt. Was it some sort of alas Jinson Johnson and the
lucky charm, one was curi- young Lili Das took the
ous to know. mens and womens 800m.
No, the circle was too The results: Men: 200m: 1.
slow, too rough, so I had to Amiya Kumar Mallick (Odi)
use his fast shoe which can 21.65s, 2. Vipin Kumar (Man)
handle the rough area bet- 21.85, 3. Parveen (Har) 22.01.
ter, explained shot putter 800m: 1. Jinson Johnson (Ker)
Tajinder, the recent Asian 1:47.38s, 2. Manjit Singh (Har)
Championships silver 1:48.04, 3. Vishaamber (Kar)
medallist, at the 57th Na- 1:48.64. Long jump: 1. Y.
tional inter-State athletics Muhammed Anees (Ker)
championships here on 7.60m, 2. P.V. Suhail (Ker) 7.55,
Sunday evening. 3. Siddanth Nayak (Kar) 7.41.
The shoe helped but not Javelin: 1. Davinder Singh Kang
as much as the Asian season (Pun) 81.84m MR, OR 79.67,
leader Tajinder would have Jagdish Bishnoi, 2000; 2.
Ravinder Singh Khaira (Pun)
liked. The 22-year old won
74.71, 3. Amit Kumar (UP)
the gold without any diffi-
74.43. Shot put: 1. Tajinderpal
culty with a 19.46m effort
Singh Toor (Pun) 19.46m, 2.
but he was still far away
Jasdeep Singh (Pun) 18.48, 3.
from the 20.50m he desper- Navtejdeep Singh (Pun) 17.61.
ately needed to qualify for
20km race walk: 1. Sandeep
the next months World
Kumar (Har) 1:27:01.52s, 2.
Championships in London. Jitendra Singh (Raj) 1:27:04.32,
There were a few com- 3. Baljinder Singh (Pun)
plaints about the circle yes- 1:29:38.72. Decathlon: 1. Da-
terday, so we had the event yaram (Raj) 6788 pts, 2. Ankit
in another circle today, Ba- Saini (Har) 6651), 3.
hadur Singh, the chief na- Theivendran (TN) 6512.
tional coach, told The Women: 200m: 1. Srabani
Hindu, virtually throwing up Nanda (Odi) 24.18s, 2. Anwe-
his hands with a what can sha Roy Pradhan (WB) 24.37, 3.
we do look. Sonia Baisya (WB) 24.85.
With this being the last 800m: 1. Lili Das (WB)
chance before the Worlds, 2:03.46s, 2. Abitha Mary
athletes certainly deserved a Manuel (Ker) 2:06.19, 3. Sipra
better deal. Sarkar (WB) 2:07.48.
Meanwhile, Davinder Long jump: 1. V. Neena (Ker)
Singh Kang, who had quali- 6.29m, 2. Priyanka Kerketta
fied for the Worlds earlier, (Jhar) 6.01, 3. Swapna Barman
won the mens javelin with a (WB) 6.00.

MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017

Udta Punjab wins big at IIFA awards A smart glove that can
translate sign language
Sparkling celebration of dance, music, film and fashion draws to a close in New Jersey
Archana Subramanian Device is low-cost and easy to assemble
New York
The 18th edition of the Inter- Press Trust of India a low power, custom-made
Soon, robots that can national Indian Film Los Angeles printed circuit board thats
follow spoken orders Academy awards ended on a Scientists have created a attached to the back of the
WASHINGTON high with Udta Punjab win- low-cost smart glove that wrist. The sensors change
Scientists have developed ning four awards on Sat- can wirelessly translate sign their electrical resistance
robots that can follow urday night. Neerja and Ae language into text and con- when stretched or bent.
spoken instructions, an Dil Hai Mushkil won three trol objects in virtual reality This allows them to code for
advance that may make it awards each. games. different letters of the Amer-
easier for people to interact Over 40,000 people The device, called The ican Sign Language alphabet
with automated machines. A cheered for their favourite Language of Glove, was based on the positions of all
team from Brown University Bollywood stars as they built for less than $100 using nine knuckles.
is working to help software walked the IIFA Green Car- stretchable and printab