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LeT man who plotted hit N. Korea: Japan draws in India
on Amarnath yatris killed Both ask Pyongyang to shut down its nuclear and missile programmes
Abu Ismail dead in encounter on outskirts of Srinagar Kallol Bhattacherjee
Mahesh Langa
Hokkaido on August 29.
High-level sources hinted
outskirts of Srinagar. The that Mr. Abes speech, which
Peerzada Ashiq
militant has been the prime Displaying strategic conver- draws India into the escalat-
Farmers call off stir over Srinagar
target of the security agen- gence, India and Japan on ing crisis over North Korean
loan waiver issue
The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)s cies since the July attack. Thursday asked North Korea nuclear tests, reflects Indias
recently-anointed opera- to shut down its nuclear and growing aspiration to play
Farmers in the Shekhawati
tional commander Abu Is- Arms recovered missile programmes. a role befitting New Delhis
region in Rajasthan, largely
mail, said to be responsible Residents said the firing las- Both sides also hinted at rising status. Both sides also
comprising Sikar, Jhunjhunu
for the July 10 attack on Am- ted just around 10 minutes, Pakistans past involvement pledged to mount pressure
and Churu districts, called off
arnath pilgrims that left indicating at a well-planned with North Korean nuclear on North Korea.
their 13-day-long agitation
eight dead, was killed along trap. Two AK 47 rifles and and missile programmes and A joint statement issued
on Thursday after the BJP
with his associate in an en- other materials were re- sought accountability of all after the summit sought the
government agreed to waive
counter on the outskirts of covered from the slain milit- parties who helped Pyongy- PM Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe implementation of Resolu-
crop loans up to 50,000
Srinagar on Thursday ants, said the police. ang acquire nuclear techno- at the foundation stone laying ceremony for the Mumbai- tion 1267 of the UN Security
and appointed a committee
afternoon. Jawans at the encounter site Ismail replaced Abu Du- logy even as Japan promised Ahmedabad high-speed rail project on Thursday. AFP/ PIB
* Council to counter cross-bor-
to study the procedure
J&K Director General of on the outskirts of Srinagar jana as operational com- to help India deal with cross- der terrorism.
adopted in other States for its
Police S.P. Vaid said Ismail on Thursday. AFP *
mander of LeT earlier this border terrorism. back its recent aggressive ating on the countrys con-
replication here. CONTINUED ON A PAGE 10
was the main accused in the year. He along with another Japan and India will take moves. This is a message cerns over the recent test of
NATION A PAGE 6 Amarnath yatra attack. We Ismail and his associate, LeT commander Arif Lelhari firm steps against the chal- that I send out along with a hydrogen bomb by Pyongy- FLY ON TRAIN TO MUMBAI
had prior information about Chota Qasim, were killed in a raided banks in south Kash- lenges that have emanated Prime Minister [Narendra ang, which also fired a long- BY 2022 A PAGE 11
the presence of two foreign brief encounter at Aarigam mir and decamped with cash from North Korea. We will Modi], said Japanese Prime range missile over the north- ABE RECALLS GRANDFATHERS
terrorists, said Mr. Vaid. area near Nowgam on the on several occasions. force North Korea to roll Minister Shinzo Abe, elabor- ern Japanese island of TIES WITH NEHRU A PAGE 11

HC bars floor test in T.N.


Tragedy in the Yamuna

Assembly till Sept. 20
CBSE issues new safety
Order on Stalins plea for conducting a confidence vote
NEW DELHI Mohamed Imranullah S vote immediately thereafter Earlier Advocate General
After two gruesome crimes CHENNAI
in an attempt to convert the (AG) Vijay Narayan sought
against children were
The Madras High Court on existing minority govern- time till Wednesday to ob-
reported in the National
Thursday restrained the ment into a one that enjoys tain instructions from Gov-
Capital Region last week, the
Tamil Nadu Governor, an artificial majority in ernor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on
Central Board of Secondary
Speaker of the Legislative the House. the issue. When the judge
Education (CBSE) has issued
Assembly, Chief Minister The judge added that the wanted to know whether the
new safety and security
and Chief Secretary from floor test could be conduc- AG would be willing to give
guidelines for all schools.
holding a floor test in the ted only after obtaining suit- an undertaking that the
Schools will face de-
House till September 20. able orders from the court floor test shall not be con-
recognition if they do not
Justice M. Duraiswamy on September 20. ducted till the next date of
follow the guidelines.
passed the interim order Mr. Stalin, in his petition, hearing, Mr. Narayan replied
DELHI METRO after senior counsel Kapil had sought a direction to the in the negative. He further
A PAGE 2 Sibal, representing DMK Governor to order a floor said even the court could
working president M.K. test for the Palaniswami gov- not pass an interim order
Stalin, voiced apprehen- ernment, claiming that it contrary to the petitioners
FRIDAY REVIEW A 12 PAGES sions that by Wednesday had lost its majority in view prayer to conduct the floor
(TABLOID) next, the Speaker might dis- of the 19 MLAs expressing test at the earliest.
Hoping for a miracle: Villagers watch the rescue operation in the Yamuna after a boat capsized near Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh on qualify 19 dissident AIADMK their lack of confidence in
DELHI METRO A 6 PAGES Thursday. Nineteen persons drowned when the boat, overcrowded with labourers, sank early in the morning. AP (REPORT ON PAGE 7) *
MLAs and hold the trust the Chief Minister. CONTINUED ON A PAGE 10

SIT quizzes arms smuggler on Gauri murder

Special Correspondent terrogation of Kunigal Giri has been no breakthrough. erandi, the officer said.
Bengaluru and six of his associates, According to a police of- We are questioning
With no leads on the identity currently in judicial cus- ficer, Kunigal has over 100 Kunigal and his associates to
of the gunman/men who shot tody, to see if they have in- criminal cases against him, see if we can get some leads
down journalist and activist formation on key arms all related to dacoity and ex- on the gun trade, said an of-
Gauri Lankesh outside her smugglers in the city. tortion. He used to procure ficer. He said the killer was
house in R.R. Nagar early this More than 100 persons arms from illegal traders not working alone and was
month, the SIT responsible for from across the State have and he knows their where- given local logistics support.
the case has commenced in- been questioned but there abouts and modus op- CONTINUED ON A PAGE 10

Rights groups
protest closure
in Pehlu case
Special correspondent

Civil rights groups have ex-

pressed outrage over the
closure of investigation
against six persons named
in the FIR registered in the
lynching of dairy farmer
Pehlu Khan. The cattle
rearer from Haryana was
killed by cow vigilantes
near Behror, Rajasthan, on
April 1 this year.
The CID-CB of the State
police has reportedly
cleared the accused of all

NGT refuses
to lift ban on
diesel cars
Press trust of india
New Delhi
A decade-old diesel
vehicles will now have to
go off the roads with the
National Green Tribunal on
Thursday declining to lift
its ban on them in Delhi-
NCR, noting that emissions
from diesel vehicles were

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Maratha outfits demand


Posing with the PM

action against IMD scientist

Medha Khole had accused cook of pretending to be a Brahmin
Special Correspondent lodged against her while Dr. Khole alleged in her com- has filed a complaint against
Pune the police caved in to Dr. plaint that Ms. Yadav had Dr. Khole for attempting to
A number of Maratha outfits, Kholes demands and lodged concealed her caste to se- defame her and causing her
including the Maratha Kranti an FIR against the cook, they cure the job as she was un- mental and physical
Morcha and the Sambhaji have been surprisingly tardy der severe financial stress. harassment.
Brigade, have announced a to lodge one against Dr. Ms. Yadav has denied this, However, the police have
demonstration against Khole based on Ms. Yadavs saying that Dr. Khole had yet to register an FIR based
senior India Meteorological complaint, said Santosh never asked her about her on it. A second complaint
Department (IMD) scientist Shinde of the Sambhaji caste when she sought work has been lodged against Dr.
Medha Khole on September Brigade. with her in 2016. Khole at the Sinhagad road
25 for allegedly defaming her Dr. Khole said her reli- police station by the
cook Nirmala Yadav. Demand for FIR gious sentiments were hurt Sambhaji Brigade.
Dr. Khole was embroiled The groups plan to take out a as she had wanted a married
in a controversy after she ac- rally from Lal Mahal to the Brahmin woman to cook Ms. Yadav to take part
cused Ms. Yadav of imper- commissioners office, de- during events like the death I was deeply hurt by this
sonating a Brahmin to se- manding that an FIR against anniversary of her parents display of casteism, and
cure work in her household, Dr. Khole be lodged and fur- and the Ganapati festival. shocked by her assault on
drawing severe censure from ther action be taken against On September 9, Dr. me. My father was in the
activists and social her. Khole withdrew her case freedom struggle, and I was
organisations. Dr. Khole filed a com- against Ms. Yadav. My com- brought up in a progressive
Her [Kholes] actions plaint against Ms. Yadav on plaint was related to cheat- environment, Ms. Yadav
have needlessly contributed September 6 after allegedly ing. But if I have hurt any- said after filing the
to the heightening of social discovering that the cook ones feelings, I apologise complaint.
tensions. Despite conferring was not a Brahmin, but be- and withdraw my com- She said she will particip-
with the Commissioner of longed to the Maratha com- plaint, she said. ate in the demonstration on Say cheese: A cardboard cut-out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, put up to mark his visit to Ahmedabad, has turned into a selfie
Police, no FIR has yet been munity. The police said that Ms. Yadav (60), in turn, September 25. point for passers-by. VIJAY SONEJI *

Five more arrested in HC rejects Nagpur Cong. chiefs plea Farmers oppose
petrol racket Thakre had demanded nominated membership of municipal corporation bullet train project
Accused are from Raigad, Kalyan, Odisha Palghar residents fear loss of land
Special Correspondent Congress group, which had Divisional Commissioner Nagpur MP Vilas Muttem-
Press Trust of India ficial technicians, one NAGPUR revolted against the partys when he had filed his nomin- wars high-handedness. Press Trust of India with the project without tak-
Thane former software engineer, The Nagpur bench of the city unit and appointed its ation. After Thursdays rul- Under Mr. Thakres lead- Palghar ing farmers into account.
The Thane Crime Branch one IC manufacturer and Bombay High Court on own leader of Opposition in ing, he plans to move the Su- ership, the party performed A group of farmers in Boisar Kaluram Dodhade of
has arrested five more one agent have been arres- Thursday rejected a petition the NMC earlier this year. preme Court. dismally in the NMC election in Palghar district of Maha- Bhoomi Sena, who took part
people, including a techni- ted, senior police inspector filed by Nagpur Congress Seventeen of the 29 Con- earlier this year, and he lost rashtra staged a protest in the protest, said, Palghar
cian from Odisha, in connec- Nitin Thackeray of Thane president Vikas Thakre de- gress corporators were re- Both claim BJP hand his own seat. He was given a against the Ahmedabad- has mostly small farmers,
tion with the petrol pilferage Crime Branch, Unit I, said. manding recognition of his cognised as the original Con- This is the BJPs conspiracy ticket to contest the As- Mumbai bullet train project, and if their land is acquired
racket that came to light in He said, the five accused nominated membership of gress group by the Nagpur to divide the Congress. They sembly election and lost, but expressing apprehension for the project, they will be
June, a senior officer said on arrested in the last couple of the Nagpur Municipal Cor- Divisional Commissioner. are scared that I would ex- still continues to be the city that they would lose their ruined.
Thursday. days were Vinod Ahire, a poration (NMC). The Nagpur bench of the pose their scandals on the chief. How can one person land on account of it. The demonstration was
The number of people ar- technician from Raigad dis- A Division Bench of Bombay High Court had also floor of the House. If this is be allowed to have a com- Prime Minister Narendra organised by Shetkari San-
rested in the case has now trict; Jaydas Tare, owner of Justices Bhushan Dharmad- endorsed Tanaji Wanves ap- allowed, everywhere people plete say in matters when he Modi and his Japanese coun- garsha Samiti and Advasi
gone up to 29. The officer Samartha Kripa petrol pump hikari and Arun Upadhyay pointment as the leader of will walk away from the failed in elections continu- terpart Shinzo Abe Ekta Parishad.
said 176 petrol pumps in 21 in Raigad; Sanjaykumar Sar- refused to admit Mr. Opposition by rejecting the party and form their separ- ously? a corporator from launched the project in Palghar DSP Majunath
districts in Maharashtra, and juprasad Yadav, a dealer at Thakres petition challenging city Congresss petition chal- ate groups. The party will the rebel group asked. Ahmedabad on Thursday. Shinge said, It was a sym-
two pumps in Odisha have Sai Katai petrol pump in the election of Congress lenging it. take action against the rebel He said, Mr. Thakre has a The farmers waved black bolic protest and there was
been raided in this connec- Kalyan; Balaram Gaikwad, leader Kishor Jichkar as a Mr. Thakre had alleged in group, he told The Hindu. secret understanding with flags and raised slogans no law-and-order situation.
tion so far. owner of Sadguru petrol nominated member of the his petition that his nomina- The rebel group, however, the BJP and has weakened against the project outside District Collector
So far, five petrol pump pump in Kalyan; and Dam- NMC. tion to the NMC was the legal alleged that the revolt was the Nagpur Congress. Our re- Boisar railway station. They Prashant Narnavre said the
owners, six managers, seven brudhar Mohanto, a techni- Mr. Jichkars nomination one as the rebel group was forced because of Mr. Thakre volt has kept the real Con- alleged that the BJP-led gov- agitation was carried out
private technicians, eight of- cian from Odisha. was supported by a rebel yet to be recognised by the and his mentor and former gress alive in Nagpur. ernment was going ahead peacefully.

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Kerala womens panel chief
gets death threats, hate mail
Commission has been probing film personalities, politicians in actor kidnap case
Restraint order on arrest
of Senkumar extended Special Correspondent George in connection with rape case probe.
KOCHI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM the sudden campaign of ma- Meanwhile, the State Hu-
The Kerala High Court on Kerala State Womens Com- licious letters. man Rights Commission has
Thursday extended by a mission chairperson M.C. Mr. George was earlier in- asked the State police chief
month its interim order Josephine has complained volved in a war of words to investigate Ms. Josephines
restraining the police from that she has been receiving with the Commission, after allegation and file a report
arresting former State police death threats and hate mails he came under the ambit of within a month. Deadly downpour: A flooded street at NMDC Colony in Hyderabad on Thursday. *
chief T.P. Senkumar in a case ever since she intervened in its inquiry for allegedly mak- Acting chairperson P. Mo-

Heavy rainfall leads to

registered in connection with the actor abduction case. ing disparaging comments handas pointed out on
the alleged forging of Talking to reporters on about the actor. Thursday that the State Wo-
documents and using the the sidelines of a public Mr. George, currently in mens Commission was a
same to claim remuneration hearing here on Thursday, the U.S., was not available legal bulwark against mal-
for his leave period.

10 children fall ill after

Ms. Josephine said she had
received several malicious
letters and even packages
for comment, but has denied
doing anything wrong in pre-
vious statements on the
treatment of women.
Civil society would not tol-
erate any attempt to demor-
water-logging in Hyderabad
taking antibiotic in A.P. containing human faeces. issue. alise the Commission by tar-
TIRUPATI She planned to meet State geting its members, Mr. The city received 90.2 mm of rain on Thursday
Ten children were taken ill police chief Loknath Behera Hate crime probe Mohandas said.
after being administered an on Friday and file a formal When contacted, the police In a statement here, Staff Reporter mm of rain which caused Thursdays rain in parts of
antibiotic at Ruias children complaint. said they were likely to open former Chief Minister and HYDERABAD flooding and water-logging Telangana, said K. Naga
hospital on Thursday. The M.C. Josephine a hate crime investigation Administrative Reforms Hyderabad received its in several parts of the city. Ratna, head of the weather
children were given a dose of Legislator named into the matter. Commission chairperson highest rainfall for a single Weathermen attributed the forecasting unit at IMD Hy-
ceftriaxone, a common She said the letters started comments against the actor, Senior law enforcers said V.S. Achuthanandan deman- day in September in over a downpour to two weather derabad.
antibiotic. Among the 312 coming after the Commis- and also those who had re- singling out the Commission ded the constitution of a decade, early on Thursday. systems in the neighbour- The rain was preceded by
children, in the hospital, 10 sion began to investigate film vealed her identity in public. for abuse could not be seen dedicated team to probe the According to the India hood of Telangana. significant rise in temperat-
developed symptoms of personalities and politicians Ms. Josephine named as separate from efforts to hostile actions against the Meteorological Department, These weather systems ure and humidity on
nausea and fever. who had made misogynistic Poonjar legislator P.C. vilify officers involved in the State Womens Commission. Hyderabad received 90.2 are responsible for Wednesday.

Naidu defers decision Child tied to leaf at Kerala cultural event Dont link rivers,
on Amaravati designs Rights body asks police to probe report that it was bound up at Shobha Yatra
revive them instead
Staff Reporter
VIJAYAWADA Special Correspondent I saw the child on the ar- Special Correspondent These will get destroyed
After several rounds of de- KANNUR tificial leaf and dialled the Vijayawada when the rivers are linked
liberations with Foster+Part- The Kerala State Commis- Childline number, said Mr. Waterman of India and Mag- and the waters get mixed,
ners, the designs of the Am- sion for Protection of Child Prabhakaran. The person saysay award-winner Ra- he said.
aravati start-up area, Rights on Thursday re- who answered wanted to jendra Singh has asked the Similarly, the culture and
comprising the proposed gistered a suo motu case on know if the child or parents State government not to social richness of the people
iconic government build- an incident in which a child had any complaint, he said, spend huge amounts on in- of the linked up rivers
ings, have not yet been final- was apparently tied to a gi- adding his objective was to terlinking of rivers. would also be affected, he
ised as A.P. Chief Minister N. ant artificial peepul leaf for raise consciousness about Instead, spend the argued.
Chandrababu Naidu wants hours during a cultural pa- child rights. He said he got amounts on cleaning and re- The governments
them to be improved Chandrababu Naidu geant held at Payyannur on an Internet phone call viving the rivers and on al- should work not to interlink
further. Tuesday. The event was part threatening him with con- ternatives such as com- the rivers, but to link the
With the fresh brain- cussions at the highest level of the Sree Krishna Jayanti sequences for posting the munity-based decentralised hearts and minds of the
storming session with the on October 25. He is happy celebrations. photo. water management, Mr. people with the rivers, he
architects Chris Bubb, Rob with the diamond and The Commission directed Pageant in controversy: A child dressed as Sree Krishna on a District Child Welfare Singh said while addressing said. Only then would the
Seymour and Harsh Thapar Buddhist Stupa models sub- the Home Secretary, the giant peepul leaf at the Sree Krishna Jayanti in Kannur. Committee chairman T.A. the media here on rivers become healthy. A
and Ministers on mitted by the London-based State police chief, the Dis- Mathew said as soon as Thursday. river is not like a road. It has
Thursday failing to reach a firm but he suggested cer- trict Collector, the district on the progress of imple- pro-Sangh Parivar outfit that Childline received the com- Mr. Singh said interlink- its own rights, he added.
conclusion, the proposed tain changes. As part of this police chief and the Child mentation of the Commis- works with children. plaint, it forwarded the in- ing of rivers would destroy Eight rivers could be reju-
laying of the foundation for exercise, he favoured a dir- Protection Officer to submit sions earlier orders to check It was brought to light by formation to the police. Now the water bodies. Besides, it venated in Rajasthan only
the permanent government ect interaction of the archi- reports on the incident in a child rights violations. Payyannur-based activist that the Child Rights Com- would harm the people liv- by linking the hearts and
buildings on September 30 tects with film director S.S. week. The Home Secretary The child was tied up as Sreekanth Usha mission had registered a ing on the banks. minds of the people with
is all set to be postponed. Rajamouli to seek his inputs and the police chief were part of a Shobha Yatra or- Prabhakaran, who posted it case, it would go to the po- Each river has its unique them, Mr. Singh said, refer-
Mr. Naidu decided to for giving finishing touches also asked to submit a report ganised by Balagokulam, a on his Facebook page. lice for investigation. flora and fauna based on the ring to the work he had
travel to London to have dis- to the plans. ecological parameters. done in his home State.

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Farmers call off stir on loan waiver issue Weather Watch
Rainfall, temperature & air quality in select metros yesterday

To lift blockades after the Rajasthan government agreed to waive crop loans up to 50,000
Special Correspondent those who accompanied the month with its recommenda-
JAIPUR AIKS president in the talks tion in the context of geo-
Farmers in the Shekhawati with the government graphical conditions in
Israeli Ambassador calls region in Rajasthan, largely representatives. Rajasthan.
on Nitish Kumar comprising Sikar, Jhunjhunu The State government will
PATNA and Churu districts, called Charter of demands write to the Centre with its
Israeli Ambassador to India off their 13-day-long agitation The 11-point charter of de- recommendation for imple-
Daniel Carmon on Thursday on Thursday after the BJP mands raised the issues of mentation of the Swam-
met Bihar Chief Minister government agreed to waive crop loan waiver of 49,500 inatha Commission report
Nitish Kumar and discussed crop loans up to 50,000 crore, procurement of crops and reduce the age of calves
two agricultural research and appointed a committee at minimum support price, from three years to two
centres being built by the to study the procedure adop- removal of restrictions on years for their sale outside
Jewish nation in the State. ted in other States for its rep- All India Kisan Sabha president and former CPI(M) MLA Amra the sale of cattle, implement- Rajasthan. The target for dis-
While one would come up at lication here. Ram at a victory procession of farmers in Sikar after they ation of the Swaminathan bursement of interest-free
Nalanda on research in called off their agitation on Thursday. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
Commission report, free crop loans will be met by ex-
vegetables, the second such Marathon talks electricity for agriculture tending credit to farmers
centre in Vaishali will conduct After the marathon talks led an 11-member farmers' though the State government and increasing farmers pen- during the rabi crop season.
research in the field of with a group of Ministers till delegation in the negoti- had softened its stand on ag- sion from 500 to 5,000 Sikar-based political ana-
mango and litchis. late on Wednesday night, the ations, arrived in Sikar on ricultural issues, the AIKS per month. lyst Ashfaq Kayamkhani said
PTI Temperature Data: IMD, Pollution Data: CPCB, Map: Skymet (Taken at 18.00 Hrs)
CPI(M)-affiliated All India Thursday afternoon to a tu- would continue to put pres- On each of the demand, the success of farmers' agita-
Six of family drown Kisan Sabha (AIKS) an- multuous welcome. After be- sure for getting various is- the State government has tion would strengthen the Forecast for Friday: Heavy rain is likely at isolated places over
in Ganga in Bihar nounced withdrawal of the ing taken to the Krishi Upaj sues of farmers resolved. given a written assurance for political foundation of CPI coastal & north interior Karnataka and Kerala. Thunderstorm
PATNA agitation and appealed to Mandi in a huge victory pro- We will come again after immediate action, while a (M) in the Shekhawati region accompanied with gusty wind/lightning likely at isolated places
Six members of a family, farmers to lift the blockades cession, Mr. Ram said the the harvesting of rabi crops high-level committee was ap- and draw the peasantry to- over Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, central Maha-
including four minors, put up at scores of places on State government had not re- with our cattle and ask the pointed to study technical wards it. The presence of rashtra and Marathwada
drowned in the Ganga at the highways. The sit-in be- jected even one of the 11 de- government what it has done aspects of the loan waiver. Dalits and Muslims, espe- city rain max min city rain max min
ing staged in several towns of mands placed by the for us, he said. Official sources said the com- cially women of these sec- Agartala...............0.1.... 33.0.... 26.0 Kozhikode ...........14.3.... 31.6.... 25.0
Maranchi village in Patna Ahmedabad............ .... 34.5.... 24.6 Kurnool ................... .... 36.0.... 25.2
district on Thursday, a top the region since September 1 farmers. CPI(M) leader Pema Ram mittee would examine the tions, in the sit-in and rallies Aizawl ..................22.... 29.0.... 12.6 Lucknow.................. .... 34.8.... 28.0
district official said. They had was lifted and the roads Mr. Ram told the gather- and farmers' representatives procedure adopted in States and their active participation Allahabad .............. .... 36.4.... 27.4 Madurai....................3.... 33.4.... 24.4
gone to take a bath in the vacated. ing of farmers, peasants and Manglor Singh, Harphool such as Uttar Pradesh, Maha- in protests showed the in- Bengaluru .............. .... 31.1.... 22.0 Mangaluru...........35.8.... 31.3.... 23.1
Bhopal...............38.9.... 30.3.... 22.6 Mumbai.................0.4.... 32.6.... 26.8
river when one or two of AIKS president and cattle rearers from Sikar and Singh, Narain Dudi and Lal rashtra, Punjab and Kerala creasing stature of Mr. Ram, Bhubaneswar .....36.2.... 33.5.... 25.0 Mysuru.................... .... 30.0.... 20.8
them slipped into deep former MLA Amra Ram, who adjoining districts that Chand Bhadu were among and submit its report in one he said. Chandigarh ............ .... 34.8.... 25.8 New Delhi ............... .... 36.1.... 27.5
waters. The others drowned Chennai ................. .... 33.6.... 27.5 Patna ...................... .... 33.8.... 27.2
Coimbatore..........0.3.... 31.0.... 23.3 Port Blair ..............0.4.... 31.7.... 25.2
in their efforts to save them, Dehradun.............0.5.... 33.7.... 23.5 Puducherry.............. .... 32.4.... 25.5
Patna DM, Sanjay Kumar
Agarwal said. PTI. Drought-like situation prevailing in Will expose failures of Gangtok.............17.4.... 21.3.... 17.2
Goa ....................... .... 32.0.... 25.0
Guwahati .............4.3.... 33.8.... 24.7
Pune .....................4.8.... 31.9.... 22.3
Raipur ...................0.2.... 29.8.... 24.6
Ranchi..................... .... 31.2.... 21.6

some parts of Odisha: Opposition Amarinder govt: BJP

DELHI Timings Hubballi................. .... 28.0.... 22.0 Shillong.................1.7.... 23.0.... 14.7
Hyderabad .........90.2.... 30.5.... 20.7 Shimla..................... .... 24.9.... 15.0
Friday, September 15 Imphal.................5.8.... 30.0.... 22.1 Srinagar ................0.3.... 27.0.... 14.3
RISE 06:06 SET 18:26 Jaipur ................13.9.... 33.2.... 23.2 Trivandrum .........23.2.... 31.3.... 24.5
RISE 00:55 SET 14:53 Kochi.................14.8.... 30.6.... 25.4 Tiruchi ................23.6.... 31.8.... 25.0

Saturday, September 16
Govt to make assessment after the monsoon session ends Party gears up for Gurdaspur LS by-poll Kohima..............72.2.... 24.3.... 17.8
Kolkata.................. .... 35.1.... 27.3
Vijayawada .............. .... 34.9.... 26.8
Visakhapatnam .......1.3.... 32.0.... 27.1
RISE 06:06 SET 18:25 Particulate matter in the air you are breathing Yesterday
RISE 01:55 SET 15:46
Special Correspondent one week as has been fore- gion of the State, Leader of Special Correspondent cities and scams, Punjab
BHUBANESWAR cast by the India Meteorolo- the Opposition Narasingha Chandigarh BJP secretary Vineet Joshi Ahmedabad ......... ......... ... ....... ..............
Sunday, September 17 In observation made at
The Odisha government on gical Department. But it was Mishra said a drought situ- The Punjab BJP plans to ex- said on Thursday. Bengaluru ................9 ...58 ..62 ....... ......93 ......* 4.00 p.m., Panchkula,
RISE 06:07 SET 18:24 Haryana recorded an
Thursday said it will assess being said that the crop has ation was already prevailing pose the failures of the Am- Mr. Joshi further said that Chennai....................8 ...12 ..61 ...... 41 ....... ......* overall air quality index
RISE 02:57 SET 16:35 the drought-like situation already been damaged in in the districts of Bolangir, arinder Singh government the protests are being car- Delhi......................25 ...82 ..72 .... 217....154 ......* (AQI) score of 321
Hyderabad .............39 ...29 ..13 ...... 47......52 ......* indicating an unhealthy
prevailing in some interior certain pockets and the situ- Subarnapur, Boudh, in the run-up to the by-elec- ried out against the inept- Kolkata ..................20 ...46 ..25 ....... ....102 ......* level of pollution.
districts of the State from ation may not improve even Nuapada, Bargarh and tion in the Gurdaspur parlia- ness of Amarinder govern- Lucknow ..................5 ...33 ..44 .... 180 ....... ......* In contrast,
next week. The response if rain occurs over the next Jharsuguda. mentary constituency, ment, which, according to Mumbai .................10 .....6 ..16 ...... 46......56 ......* Andhra Pradesh recorded
Pune ......................36 ...12 ..78 ...... 59......75 ......* a healthy AQI score of 35
came after the opposition seven days, he added. Stating that he will tender which fell vacant after the him has failed on all Vishakhapatnam .....15 ...11 ..68 ...... 27......60 ......*
Congress and the BJP an unconditional apology in demise of party MP Vinod fronts. Its our responsibil-
cornered the government on Collectors report the House if his claims were Khanna. ity to expose the misdeeds Air Quality Code: * Poor * Moderate * Good
SO2: Sulphur Dioxide. Short-term exposure can harm the respiratory system,
the issue in the Assembly. Referring to the opposition proved to be false, Mr. of the Congress party. making breathing difficult. It can affect visibility by reacting with other air
Replying to an adjourn- allegation that there were Mishra alleged that the Dis- State-wide protests Hence, we have planned to particles to form haze and stain culturally important objects such as statues
ment motion, Revenue and discrepancies in the reports trict Collectors had submit- The BJP has decided to stage hold demonstrations across and monuments.
NO2: Nitrogen Dioxide. Aggravates respiratory illness, causes haze to form by
Disaster Management Minis- of the District Collectors on ted false reports without State-wide protests on Punjab on September 16, reacting with other air particles, causes acid rain, pollutes coastal waters.
ter Maheswar Mohanty said crop situation, Mr. Mohanty making any field visit. September 16. The by-elec- he added. CO: Carbon monoxide. High concentration in air reduces oxygen supply to
10 of the 30 districts of the said the government will Leader of the BJP Legis- tion is slated for October 11. Mr. Joshi said that all sec- critical organs like the heart and brain. At very high levels, it can cause
State had received less than carry out spot assessments lature Party K. V. Singh Deo We will highlight the fail- tions of the society includ- dizziness, confusion, unconsciousness and even death.
PM2.5 & PM10: Particulate matter pollution can cause irritation of the eyes,
19% of rainfall during the after the monsoon session of also claimed that a drought- ures of the Congress govern- ing farmers, youth, dalits, nose and throat, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath, reduced
season. the Assembly ends on like situation was prevailing ment during its six months businessmen, students and lung function, irregular heartbeat, asthma attacks, heart attacks and
Mr. Mohanty said the situ- Saturday. in several areas and urged in office. Chief Minister Cap- ex-servicemen are feeling premature death in people with heart or lung disease
(Individual pollutant data for various cities are averages for the previous day)
ation was likely to improve if Raising the issue of the government to declare tain Amarinder Singhs re- betrayed and let down by
rain occurs during the next drought in the western re- those area drought-hit. gime has seen betrayal, atro- the Congress government.

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Dissident AIADMK MLAs seek Dhinakaran
faction moves
security from Karnataka police Election
Vedanta asked to shut
Counsel for MLAs in Dhinakaran camp appears before Speaker, seeks documents Special Correspondent
New Delhi
Jharsuguda unit Special Correspondent committed any crime. They Members of the AIADMK
BHUBANESWAR Chennai have not betrayed the party. faction owing allegiance
The Odisha State Pollution Eighteen dissident AIADMK To a query as to why his to sidelined leader T.T.V.
Control Board has ordered MLAs, who were asked to ap- clients didnt appear before Dhinakaran on Thursday
the closure of operation of pear before Speaker P. the Speaker, Mr. Pandian approached the Election
1200 MW out of Vedanta Dhanapal in connection with said, We have not said we Commission urging the
groups 2400 MW-capacity the notices issued to them, would not come at all. He poll body to declare the
thermal power plant in submitted their interim also maintained it was not recent AIADMK (Amma,
Jharsuguda district following replies through their counsel part of delaying tactics. PTA) general council
breach in the ash pond last on Thursday. They also Earlier in the day, S. T. K. meeting invalid.
month. Several acres of sought security from Jakkaiyan, who had switched The partys merged
agricultural land were Karnataka Police. from T.T.V. Dhinakarans factions under Chief Min-
damaged due to ash slurry On behalf of 18 AIADMK side, appeared before the ister Edappadi Palan-
outflow at Katikela village in MLAs, interim replies have Speaker, since he was among iswami and his deputy O
Jharsuguda on August 28 been submitted as to on the 19 MLAs who were is- Panneerselvam on Tues-
night. what basis they called on the Unrelenting stand: P. Vetrivel, Perambur MLA, and advocate sued notice. In a letter to the day declared late Chief
Governor. We [the 18 MLAs] N. Raja Senthoor Padian addressing the media in Chennai on Speaker, Mr. Jakkaiyan said Minister Jayalalithaa as
14 live bombs recovered have sought for certain doc- Thursday. B. JOTHI RAMALINGAM
the letter he had submitted AIADMKs permanent
in Howrah district uments. We have also sought to the Governor was done general secretary and an-
HOWRAH for protection from failed to appear before the Government Whip recom- under duress. nulled the appointment
Fourteen live bombs were Karnataka Police, said N. Speaker, Mr. Pandian said, mended that the dissident Soon after, Chief Govern- of V K Sasikala as interim
recovered on Thursday from a Raja Senthoor Pandian, who We have sought for some MLAs be disqualified, Mr. ment Whip S. Rajendran general secretary.
shop in Howrah district, appeared on behalf of the 18 documents. You give us the Pandian said it was held discussions with the A delegation of five
where a man was injured in an AIADMK MLAs. Perambur documents and then we will sub-judice. Speaker at the latters cham- MPs supporting from Dh-
explosion on Wednesday, MLA P. Vetrivel, along with give our final reply. And then We have pleaded with ber. In the evening, Chief inakaran Vijila Sathy-
police said. Bomb squad Mr. Pandian, appeared be- you call us for personal ap- the Speaker to arrange for Minister Edappadi K. Palan- ananth, Vasanthi Mur-
personnel, during the search fore the Speaker on pearance, Mr. Pandian said protection from Karnataka iswami and Law Minister ugesan, Udhaya Kumar, N
in the shop, found the Thursday. on behalf of the MLAs. Police. He asked us to give C.Ve. Shanmugam held dis- Gokula Krishnan and B
explosives, a police officer When asked why the 18 Replying to a query pon the request in writing and he cussions regarding the cases Senguttuvan met the
said. Komer Ali, the shop dissident MLAs, many of the Speakers action of issu- will consider, he said and pending before the Madras full bench of Election
owner who was injured in the whom are staying in Kodagu, ing notices after the Chief added: My clients have not High Court. Commission.
explosion, has been admitted
to Uluberia hospital with

Once godmen, they are now rationalists

severe burn injuries, the
officer said. PTI

Ahmedabad blast
accused among 3 held
They are contributing to the fight against superstition in Karnataka and calling out the miracles
Three suspected terrorists,
including an accused in the K.C. Deepika
bottom half of the camphor grandfather, a sought-after could parley with spirits.
July 2008 serial bomb blast in water. Then the fire does exorcist. But a visit to the My teeth would chatter a
in Ahmedabad, were arrested At a time when godmen are not touch your skin or hair, temple of his mane devaru lot and I got used to acting
on Wednesday from a cyber doing rather well materially, he explains. (family god) a year ago that way. When my family
caf in the Gaya district of and rationalists are being Mr. Nataraj has spent changed Bashas life. The took me to a godman in Tip-
Bihar. One of them, Tausheef murdered, a school head- nearly a lifetime calling out priests did not let me in. tur, I began to believe that I
Ahmad Khan, is an accused in master in Karnataka has the miracles that godmen Then I stumbled upon the could also get possessed by
the serial bomb blast case in been carrying out conver- use to amass followers. He speeches of Nataraj and god. Then I came across a
Ahmedabad in July 2008. He sions of a unique kind: turn- began his miracle-busting in other rationalists online. My few programmes by Hulikal
has been living in Gaya since ing messengers of god into 1994, and has since inspired beliefs crumbled. Around the sir, and I realised that what I
2009 by the name of Ateek. rationalists. From the out- Hulikal Nataraj *
BHAGYA a small army of rationalists, same time, we heard that a was doing was wrong, he
He is a prize catch for the side, Hulikal Natarajs house PRAKASH K some of whom were formerly fake godman was duping said. Today, Mr. Rajkumar is
police and investigating in Doddaballapura town, 50 godmen and astrologers. people in a nearby village. I a social worker. I started a
agencies, said S.K. Singhal, km from Bengaluru looks like 55, and his daughter are en- One such, Husen Basha, invited Mr. Nataraj over and movement in Chan-
Additional Director General of any other. But inside, amid acting the camphor miracle. 23, from Raichur district, was we exposed this godman, narayapatna town in Hassan
Police-Headquarters told the numerous trophies and She places one each on his an expert in curing those Mr. Basha said. district to dispel supersti-
mediapersons in Patna. certificates, miracles are head, tongue and palm, and possessed by the devil. He G.S. Rajkumar was an tions. The movement has
Fifty-six people died and over commonplace. lights them up. Her father was eight when he began fol- auto-rickshaw driver-cum- managed to expose numer-
240 were injured in the blast. On this day, Mr. Nataraj, doesnt flinch. You dip the lowing in the footsteps of his godman who believed he ous godmen, he said.

Court suggests audit 19 die as boat capsizes in U.P.

of NULM funds It had capacity of only 25 but was carrying 62 passengers, say eyewitnesses
Staff Reporter ferried on the same trip.
States not spending money allotted Meerut Rizwan took them on board,
Legal Correspondent Solicitor General Ranjit At least 19 people, including and had gone some distance
NEW DELHI Kumar, appearing for the 13 women, have died after a on the river, when again, an-
The Supreme Court has Centre, submitted that the boat that was carrying other 10-12 people called him
questioned whether the amount not spent by the around 62 people capsized back. This happens every
money meant to build shel- States for the previous year in the Yamuna in Katha vil- morning, Rohit said.
ter homes for the urban was 412 crore, while 228 lage of Baghpat district early The boatman survived the
homeless and poor across crore had been released by Thursday morning. tragedy and is absconding,
the country is was actually the Centre for 2017-18. The District Magistrate the police said. While the res-
lying unspent or had been One thing is that you (DM) of Baghpat, Bhawani cue operation was going on,
diverted for other purposes. [Centre] give money and the Singh said that the tragedy angry villagers blocked the
A Bench, led by Justice States do not spend it. For was caused by the overload- Anger spills over: Violence erupted in Baghpat after the Delhi-Saharanpur highway by
Madan B. Lokur, suggested 2017-2018, you have given ing of the boat beyond its boat capsized on Thursday. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
placing three dead bodies on
an audit by the Comptroller 228 crore. Why should you capacity. The boat was fer- the main road. The mob ac-
and Auditor General of the give them more money? rying passengers more than mostly daily wage labourers ferry them in the same trip. cused the administration of
funds disbursed under the the Bench said. its capacity. Most of them who had boarded the boat Due to his greed, Rizwan incompetence in handling the
National Urban Livelihoods The money is not spent were women, Mr Singh from Katha village, located must have agreed, he said, rescue and relief operation.
Mission (NULM) scheme. by the States and the suffer- said. 6km from the district adding that overloading of Police resorted to lathi charge
It said such an audit was ers are the homeless According to the Addi- headquarters. The passen- the boat was a daily to disperse the mob.
necessary as the apex court- people. How can you ensure tional Director General of gers were either farmers phenomenon. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minis-
appointed committee, that the money is spent? It Police (ADG), Meerut, who owned land on the The boat does not have ter Yogi Adityanath an-
which is headed by former should not be diverted as Prashant Singh, while ten of banks of the Yamuna, or the capacity to carry more nounced a compensation of
Delhi High Court judge the money has been given the passengers swam to labourers. than 25 passengers. On 2 lakh to the kin of the de-
Justice Kailash Gambhir and for a specific purpose, the safety, 11 were rescued from Rohit, an eyewitness, told Thursday morning, it had ceased from the Chief Minis-
was set up to verify the court said. the river and sent to nearby The Hindu that the tragedy left the Yamuna bank with ters relief fund. The State
availability of such shelters, The court fixed the mat- hospitals. The rest were still occurred as a result of too only 25-30 passengers. But government has ordered a
would not look into this ter for hearing on October missing. According to local many people pressuring some people called the boat magisterial probe into the
aspect. 13. villagers, the victims were Rizwan, the boatman, to back as they wanted to be accident.

Historic Darjeeling villa ransacked Fire breaks out in ONGCs oil

Sister Nivedita breathed her last here in October 1911 effluent tank near Neduvasal
Special Correspondent niversary of Sister Nivedita. I Incident triggers tense moments at village in Tamil Nadu
Kolkata do not have words to con-
Miscreants ransacked Dar- demn such an act, the Special Correspondent with the locals besieging the
jeelings historic Roy Villa, States Tourism Minister Pudukottai revenue officials demanding
where Sister Nivedita Gautam Deb said. A fire broke out in a cement steps to permanently re-
breathed her last on October tank containing effluents ad- move the cement tanks con-
13, 1911, police said on GJM denial joining an ONGC explorat- taining effluents. Nal-
Thursday. The Gorkha Janmukti ory well at Nallandarkoil vil- landarkoil residents had
Caretakers of the four- Morcha (GJM) has denied lage near Neduvasal on been demanding dismant-
storied building found the any involvement in the at- Thursday. Timely action: Fire fighters ling of exploratory well and
donation box in the house tack and condemned the de- Two teams of fire fighters work to put out the fire at restoration of the land to the
broken and photographs velopment. from Karambakudi and Nallandarkovil village owner. . Villagers of
thrown on the floor. The The impasse in Darjeel- Keeramangalam rushed to on Thursday. Neduvasal, Nallandarkoil
heritage house, located on Sister Nivedita ing, which is now over 90 the spot to douse the raging and surrounding villages
Lebong Cart Road, was days old, has cast its shadow flames. They said the fire was put out in about 30 have been stoutly opposing
handed over to the West monks from the Ra- on heritage structures in the broke out in a nearly five- minutes, said the fire fight- the Centres move to ex-
Bengal government by the makrishna Mission, who hill town. Renovation of a foot-deep cement tank con- ers. The incident triggered plore hydrocarbons in the
Gorkhaland Territorial Ad- were staying at the house, house in Mungpo, where Ra- taining oil effluents. The fire tense moments at the village region.
ministration (GTA) in 2013. It had gone to Siliguri, leaving bindranath Tagore once
was later handed over to the the building to the supervi- lived, has been halted for
Ramakrishna Mission for sion of a few caretakers. I over three months.
renovation and restoration. think it was an attempt at The violent protests have
Born Margaret Elizabeth theft and burglary, Darjeel- also caused damage to the
Noble in 1867 in Ireland, Sis- ing Superintendent of Police UNESCO World Heritage
ter Nivedita was one of (SP) Akhilesh Chaturvedi Site, the Darjeeling Him-
Swami Vivekanandas im- told The Hindu. Mr. alayan Railway, between Si-
portant disciples. She Chaturvedi said investiga- liguri and Darjeeling. Not
played a prominent role in tions are on and no arrests only have the services of the
the freedom struggle and for had been made. mountain railway been sus-
the education of girl chil- This is a historical herit- pended, two stations at Son-
dren. age building. We are celeb- ada and Gayabari have been
According to reports, rating the 150th birth an- torched.
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At home and in the world

Deporting refugees would run counter to Indias obligations under domestic and international law
against peace and are a threat to In- protects life and liberty of a hu-
dias national security. On any man being irrespective of his na-
close examination, however, these tionality. It is encompassed in Art-
Good and simple tax arguments ought to fail.
The principle of non-refoule-
icle 21 of the Constitution, so long
as the presence of a refugee is not
A course correction is essential to fix ment is articulated in Article 33 of prejudicial to the law and order
the 1951 Convention. It mandates and security of India.
the glitches in the GST regime suhrith parthasarathy that no state shall expel or return a

ndias goods and services tax regime is nearing the refugee to the frontiers of territor- A foundational principle
ver the past month, from ies where his life or freedom would Now, the Supreme Court in differ-

end of its first full quarter since roll-out this July. Rev-
enue collections from the first month appear robust, Coxs Bazar, in the south- be threatened on account of his ent cases has incorporated other
east of Bangladesh, smoke race, religion, nationality, mem- principles of customary interna-


with just 70% of eligible taxpayers bringing in 95,000
can be seen billowing into the grey bership of a particular social group tional law into municipal law,
crore. At this rate, the total tally could well surge close
sky across the countrys border. or political opinion. However, it where theres no local statute em-
to 1.2 lakh crore. This would be significantly higher Villages, home to the Rohingya allows for an exception in cases bodying rules to the contrary.
than the 91,000 crore indirect tax target for the Centre community, in the fractious state where there are reasonable Theres no reason why non-re-
and the States on an overall basis. This initial trend will of Rakhine in western Myanmar, grounds for regarding a refugee as foulement should be treated any
need to be corroborated by inflows for subsequent are being mercilessly, horrifically a danger to the security of the differently. The Supreme Court
months, but with many more taxpayers registering in burnt down. Nurul Islam, a 30- country. Whats more, the Con- can have little option but to recog-
August, the GST appears to have begun well as far as the year-old farmer, who had fled to vention also excludes generally nise, as the Gujarat and the Delhi
Bangladesh by boat, told The Eco- place the Rohingya but towards These threats are not only from refugee status individuals High Courts have done, that non-
exchequer is concerned. If revenues remain healthy,
nomist that he left his home in My- committing the crime of genocide chilling on a humanitarian level, if guilty of, among other things, com- refoulement is a foundational prin-
the government would, over time, get the necessary anmar after the military blasted through the complete annihilation translated into action, they would mitting war crimes or crimes ciple that creates obligations under
fiscal room to rationalise multiple GST rates into fewer bullets on villagers and set their of the ethnic group. also constitute a contravention of against peace and humanity. both domestic and international
slabs and possibly lower levies as a stimulus. However, houses on fire. They separated the Repercussions of the violence in Indias obligations under both do- Now, India is not a party to the law alike.
for businesses the going has been far from smooth, with women and men, the magazine re- Myanmar are now being felt mestic and international law. 1951 Convention. But we need to On arguments concerning na-
firms of all sizes across sectors struggling to file their ported, and raped Islams 13-year- around the globe, particularly in heed the existence of sources of tional security, it might well be true
first set of returns under the GST due to significant old sister Khadiza, proceeding to nearby countries; in India, where The case in court law that stretch beyond treaty ob- that the state must be accorded an
then mutilate her body. scores of Rohingya are lodged re- Indeed, it is precisely such an argu- ligations. These include norms of element of latitude in shaping its
glitches in the GST Network, its information technology Despite living for centuries in portedly totalling 40,000 it must ment that a pair of Rohingya customary international law, policies. But, in the absence of any
backbone, and issues of connectivity. The government Myanmar, the Rohingya, who are come to us as a matter of shame refugees, Mohammad Salimullah where binding rules have been material, the government cannot
has extended the deadline for GST returns for the first mostly Muslim, have been denied that the state is so much as consid- and Mohammad Shaqir, have crystallised as a result of the prac- plausibly be arguing that each of
month twice, with GSTR-3 now required to be submit- citizenship and have been ering returning the refugees back made in a petition filed in the Su- tice of states. The principle of non- the 40,000 Rohingya constitutes a
ted as late as November 10. A group of Central and State rendered stateless. In February, a to the jaws of not merely political preme Court. Their submissions refoulement is widely regarded as threat to Indias safety, or that each
ministers has been tasked with resolving the GSTNs United Nations report had docu- persecution but of mind-boggling rest on two broad planks: one, that one such rule. In fact, some schol- of them is guilty of committing
mented numerous instances of terror and savagery. Going by the any deportation would violate ars argue that the principle is so crimes against peace.
challenges. To inspire confidence, this group must act
gang rape and killings, including of statements made by the Union their fundamental rights to equal- well enshrined that it constitutes a Ultimately, the petitions filed by
not only expeditiously but also transparently espe- babies and young children, by My- Minister of State for Home Affairs, ity and to life, under Articles 14 and peremptory norm from which no the Rohingya refugees are an im-
cially with regard to the GSTNs operational capacity. anmars security forces. Now, the Kiren Rijiju, quite regrettably, it ap- 21 of the Constitution, and, two, derogation whatsoever is permit- portant test of both the Supreme
However, as it stands now the delay in filing returns armys viciousness, already unima- pears India might find itself com- that any action by India in return- ted. But even if one were to dis- Court and the Indian states moral
for the first, and therefore subsequent, months means ginably ghastly, has escalated even mitting a grave error of substantial ing them to Myanmar would in- count such arguments, there is no calibre. In an interview on Wed-
that taxpayers expecting a refund from the authorities further. moral purport. Although hes since fringe international law, particu- denying that non-refoulement is nesday, Mr. Rijiju urged an end to
on taxes already paid (for example, by exporters) will backtracked from some of his as- larly the principle of now nearly universally accepted as the chorus branding India as a
Unfolding catastrophe sertions, Mr. Rijijus message, de- non-refoulement. constituting a fundamental rule of villain, for its apparent stand
end up waiting for almost four months (for the period of
By any account, the Rohingya are livered over the course of the last When the case comes up for international law. seeking to return the Rohingyas, a
July alone). This is bound to crimp their working capital at the centre of a humanitarian week, remains deeply troubling. hearing next, on September 18, in At least two high courts in India calibrated design, in his view, to
availability and create an unjust burden on their fin- catastrophe of terrifying propor- They are doing it, we cant stop response, the government may ex- have expressly held that the coun- tarnish Indias image.
ances, impacting their ability to scale up production tions. On Monday, the U.N. human them from registering, but we are pand on Mr. Rijijus statements. It try is bound to follow the principle. However, the present crisis goes
ahead of the high-turnover festive season. The problem rights chief, Zeid Raad al-Hussein, not signatory to the accord on could point out, first, that India is In their judgments respectively in beyond matters of mere percep-
is most acute for exporters, for whom the Council has called on Myanmar to put an end to refugees, he said, in one inter- not bound to follow the principle Ktaer Abbas Habib Al Qutaifi v. tion. It goes to the root of what it
now formed a special committee under the Revenue this brutal security operation. view, when asked about the regis- of non-refoulement, since it is not a Union of India (1998) and Dongh means to be a civilised state, of
He termed the states actions tration of Rohingya as refugees by signatory to the 1951 U.N. Conven- Lian Kham v. Union of India (2015) treating every person, irrespective
Secretary. Provided there are no further setbacks on
against the Rohingya as a text- the UN High Commissioner for tion Relating to the Status of the Gujarat and Delhi High Courts of constructs of citizenship, with
these timelines, these procedural problems need to be book example of ethnic cleans- Refugees. As far as we are con- Refugees, and, second, that, in any have virtually incorporated non- equal care, compassion and re-
resolved as soon as possible for industry to be comfort- ing. Some would go further. In Oc- cerned they are all illegal immig- event, any deportation would be refoulement into the guarantees of spect.
able with this switch-over. Amid all this, the GST Coun- tober, 2015, a Yale Law School rants. They have no basis to live saved by the exceptions to the prin- Article 21 of the Constitution.
cil has already changed the announced tax rates on over study warned that efforts were be- here. Anybody who is [an] illegal ciple, in that the Rohingya are [The principles] application, Suhrith Parthasarathy is an advocate
100 products and services within about 75 days of the ing made not merely to forcibly dis- migrant will be deported. guilty of committing crimes wrote the Gujarat High Court, practising at the Madras High Court
roll-out. An ever-changing policy landscape is hardly
conducive for attracting investment. The fact that in-
dustrial output grew just 1.2% in July may not be a coin-
cidence. Clearly, a lot of things were not thought
through or tested (such as the GSTN) when the govern-
Creating corridors of certainty
ment opted for a July 1 launch for GST instead of the The effort to link tiger reserves needs many more stakeholders and political will
September 16 date that the constitutional changes laboratories at the Wildlife Insti- ded populations such as the Flor- planning and development.
made last year allowed. Admitting to the errors of judg- tute of India, the Centre for Cellu- ida panther and possibly the Great
ment so far is essential for a genuine course correction. lar and Molecular Biology, Kerala Indian Bustard. While the tiger is Not just numbers
Veterinary and Animal Sciences undoubtedly the epitome of wild- The tiger story is built around a
University, and Aaranyak has ness, its wildness is not restricted narrative of numbers. Un-
found that India has three distinct to being a fierce obligate carnivore doubtedly, numbers are import-
Fourth time lucky?

and genetically connected tiger which hunts to survive, dying ant. They indicate a continuous
neha sinha populations. These are in: south when weakened. Wildness and protection effort and that the hab-
Angela Merkels re-election as German India; central India, the Terai and wildlife conservation also include itat is doing well. But numbers are

Chancellor seems all but certain anthambore in Rajasthan is north-east India; and in Rantham- preserving ecological processes the beginning of the tiger story,
arguably Indias most well- bore. The Ranthambore popula- which hold their own evolutionary and not the end.

lections to the German Bundestag on September known tiger reserve, aglow tion has the least genetic diversity potential. A robust forest or habitat The fact that the forest depart-
24 come down to a simple question: will Angela with bold tigers posing for the cam- and may suffer from isolation. corridor between tiger reserves is ment carries out conservation but
Merkel, Europes most influential politician, win era. It has a fierce conservation There are two issues here: popula- an important means of maintain- does not own land outside of the
her bid for a fourth term as Chancellor? The question ethic, a success story with few par- tions require genetic flow to re- their natal areas as they reach ing these ecological processes and forest is an important factor. Thus
appears to be a no-brainer. Except for leads in opinion allels. It is estimated that there are main robust; securing healthy tiger adulthood. Natural history has may hold the key to the survival an effort to link reserves would
over 60 tigers in this relatively numbers are not enough for tiger viewed the tiger to be the epitome and adaptation of the species. need many more stakeholders and
polls early in his campaign, her challenger from the So- small tiger reserve. But what about health. Second, we are in an age of of the wild animal doing well in Yet today there is a hard disreg- political will. This is not easily
cial Democratic Party (SPD), Martin Schulz, has never the future? A genetic study sug- active management. When tigers areas with less human disturb- ard for conservation outside pro- done, but needs to be attempted as
looked a serious contender. Conversely, Ms. Merkel, of gests that Ranthambores tigers go extinct in an area, they are flown ance, taking down large prey, tected areas. Even the cores of re- a conservation priority. Rajasthan
the Christian Democratic Union, has recovered much of suffer from low genetic diversity in or carried in from other areas keeping a distance from people, serves are on the chopping block. recently created the Mukundra ti-
the political ground she lost in the wake of her policy to and isolation. as was done in the case of Panna and being fiercely territorial of Is this because there is content- ger reserve for Ranthambores
open the doors to over a million, mostly Syrian, mi- While the reserve itself is doing (Madhya Pradesh) and Sariska (Ra- space. Modern surveillance proves ment that tiger numbers are stable spillover tigers. Apart from mov-
well in terms of tiger numbers, it is jasthan). It appears, prima facie, this theory demonstrating that ti- overall? In Madhya Pradesh, the ing tigers with human interven-
grants in 2015. When the SPD announced his candid-
cut off from other forests. This is a that the problem is solved. But are gers will traverse long, difficult dis- Ken-Betwa river interlinking pro- tion, the corridor between the two
ature in January, there was an element of novelty about microcosm for many other tiger re- these management devices a suit- tances to establish territories. As ject will submerge a large part of reserves should be strengthened
Mr. Schulz, who had been out of German politics for serves in India. Several are admir- able proxy for genetic flow through examples, we have had tigers mov- the Panna tiger reserve and land- too. Other States need to start
long. His relatively clean record from the coalition com- ably run with healthy tiger num- actual habitat corridors? ing from Ranthambhore to Bharat- scape. A new proposed irrigation restoring corridors or stepping
promises between the SPD and the CDU also may have bers, but simultaneously they are pur (Rajasthan), from Pilibhit to project will submerge more than stones between forests.
worked in his favour. But whatever advantages may also witness to fast-paced disturb- Wild, but stranded Lucknow (both Uttar Pradesh), three lakh trees in the Palamau ti- With mounting human pres-
have accrued to this former president of the European ance in the landscape around India has more than 60% of the and from Pench (Madhya Pradesh) ger reserve ( Jharkhand). New high- sure, to ask for more acres of pro-
them. While numbers of tigers are global wild tiger population. Thus, to Umred (Maharashtra). way proposals which will make tected forests may be utopian. But
Parliament were lost when the SDP was defeated in May
stable inside reserves, connectiv- the question is not just of today but Genetically isolated or stranded wider cuts through Sariska, Kazir- conserving workable corridors is
in regional elections in North-Rhine Westphalia, its tra- ity between them is getting cut off. also of tomorrow. populations can suffer from ge- anga (Assam) and between the doable and as science shows us,
ditional stronghold. Moreover, there are few areas of Based on a study of samples Several studies suggest that ti- netic depression, and sub- Kanha and Pench reserves are be- also necessary.
major political divergence between the rival candid- from tiger post-mortems and col- gers do well in remote and dense sequently, mutations and ail- ing considered or implemented.
ates. Not only do both leaders share a common vision lection from live tigers, a new forest. But tigers also need new ments. This has already happened Clearly, a wildlife corridor or hab-
study, which had inputs from forest to colonise, dispersing from to species which have had stran- itat is a bad word in the lexicon of Neha Sinha is a wildlife conservationist
for a closer Europe, they even advocate a multi-speed
process of eurozone integration. Blurring whatever
political divisions that remain, in her 12 years as Chan- LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters emailed to must carry the full postal address and the full name or the name with initials.
cellor Ms. Merkel assiduously incorporated in her polit-
ical plank several of the SPDs welfare policies. Her lead- A hapless people the problem of the Rohingya in favour of public commenting adversely politics. First of all, dynastic State of agriculture
ership of Europe and the broader Western alliance has The series of opinion refugees. It is a very delicate transport, it is difficult to about the government and politics is here to stay and I am glad that at last
become a critical factor after Britains vote to leave the articles, reports and candid issue which we have to wean them away from using the Prime Minister. As a any party which is so someone in our political
European Union and Donald Trumps pursuit of an isol- accompanying pictures on handle very carefully, going their own transport. This is matter of fact, this squeamish about it needs circles has written about the
the plight of the Rohingya by past experience. borne out by the fact that boomerangs on him and his only to look inside its own real issues Indian
ationist course. Given this scenario, Germanys ever-
have given many of us an Overcrowded slums, the surge in metro party as seen in election fold. Second, in spite of the agriculture faces (We need
cautious electorate is more likely to stay with experi- insight into the situation increasing crime, undue passengers after both lines results. The Congress vice- cadre base that each party to talk about rural distress,
ence rather than go in for an experiment. Thus, another these hapless people find pressure on infrastructure were commissioned is president has also affected boasts of, their leaders are September 14).
grand coalition between Germanys two largest parties themselves in after having are the result of inept simply a transfer of traffic his image by commenting impervious to feedback As an agrarian country with
is not an unlikely prospect, should the CDU and its Bav- been abandoned by their handling of these issues. which was carried by the on the Prime Minister while from the people, and more huge tracts of arable land,
arian partner, the Christian Social Union, fail to secure a state and forced to flee Condemning any kind of BMTC to the metro. The on foreign soil. No sensible so when the party is in India should strive to
majority. In the event an alliance between them does across hazardous terrain. human rights violation is BMTC has seen a drastic leader, however critical he power. modernise and incentivise
One is in agreement with the appreciable but not when it reduction in its collection. may be of his political foe, The saving grace is that the agriculture sector.
not materialise, the Greens and the much-weakened UN human rights chief that is in a partisan manner or That means that there are especially when he is the parties learn to make all the Instead, and tragically, we
Free Democratic Party would be in the reckoning. this is a clear example of intentionally blaming the not too many people who Prime Minister, will think of right noises when they are seem to be doing the
There has been considerable anxiety about the euro- ethnic cleansing. Whatever present government. have switched to the metro bringing down the latters out of power. Third, every opposite.
sceptic, far-right Alternative for Germany party (AfD) may be the political K. Sasidharan, abandoning their personal image which is the political party in India Loan waivers are used as
constraints, one hopes that Shivpuri, Patna transport. We have not seen equivalent of degrading his which aspires to rule the election sops and not as a
making significant inroads, which would put the coun-
trys anodyne post-War centrist politics on notice. The India extends a humane and any reduction in traffic jams own nation. It is unfortunate worlds largest democracy measure to provide genuine
AfDs rise bears close similarities to the increase in the
compassionate approach to Fuel prices either due to the metro. I that the media is giving has no inner-party relief to farmers.
these victims of violence as The editorial views on would say that there is a undue importance to Mr. democracy to show. A loan waiver should be an
popular vote of anti-immigrant xenophobic parties in it did in the yesteryear when keeping petrol/diesel prices case for a massive increase Gandhi and seems only Partymen are bound exception and not the rule.
other European countries. Although Ms. Merkel and Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan low for the consumer are in fuel prices and for the use interested in sensationalism. together by blind loyalty or It is frightening to see the
the CDU have notched up consistently impressive leads refugees sought asylum in debatable (Editorial Slow of this extra revenue to V.S. Ganeshan, by something similar to number of farmers
our country. May the spirit creep, September 13). Low reduce bus fares to nil if Bengaluru omerta (the unwritten abandoning agriculture.
in recent months, opinion polls point to a sizeable pro-
portion of undecided voters. The coming week will see of Buddhism triumph over fuel prices discourage possible. Of course it will be enforced silence in the This, along with shrinking
the contest move to a decisive phase, although it may be divisive and violent forces in people from using public political dynamite! It is easy to misread Rahul mafia) and thus truth and arable land due to
Myanmar. transport such as buses and N.K. Raghavendran, Gandhis speech at Berkeley honesty are snuffed out. urbanisation and dwindling
hard to speculate on who would gain from a strong Bengaluru
Leela Kallarackal, trains. At least as far as for only his ripostes against Political transparency water resources will result in
turnout. Nonetheless, there appears to be little danger Chennai Bengaluru is concerned, for the BJP and Prime Minister becomes a casualty and a serious food shortage.
of erosion of the political centre in Germany yet, and less than the cost of a bus Rahuls comments Narendra Modi. A closer service to people is reduced Ravi Aravelli,
the verdict could finally see off the populist upsurge Squarely blaming the ticket, people use their It is not known who advises reading will show several merely to a game of thrones. Cheepurupalli, Andhra Pradesh

that has threatened Europe this year. Prime Minister and the BJP two-wheelers. Unless the Rahul Gandhi as he is always takeaways that reflect the V. Nagarajan, more letters online:
government will not solve cost-benefit ratio is heavily found to be negative and hard reality of Indian Chennai

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Can India ignore the Rohingya crisis?

Since the refugees have no home to return to right now, been providing all neces- idea of deporting them. taking both infrastructure and so- ture when New Delhi is exploring
sary assistance to the The question one should cio-economic projects. The contin- ways to enhance its presence and
New Delhi must show some magnanimity Tibetans, including the seriously ponder is, ued violence in Rakhine state is influence in Myanmar and the
government-in-exile in where the refugees affecting Indias Kaladan Multi- Southeast Asia region through its
Over 379,000 Rohingya have fled conundrum. India has been histor- McLeodganj, a suburb of would go if they are de- modal Transit Transport project, Act East policy. But this does not
Myanmar to neighbour- ically known to be benevolent to Dharamsala in Himachal ported at a time when aimed at developing transport infra- have to be at the expense of alienat-
ing Bangladesh. India refugees. During the late 1980s and Pradesh. India is also a both the Myanmar and structure in south-west Myanmar ing or marginalising the Rohingya.
should come forward to early 1990s, it welcomed thousands home for hundreds of Bangladesh governments and Indias Northeast. The project When there are growing calls
LEFT help the refugees. The of refugees from Myanmar. New thousands of refugees are refusing to accept includes the construction of a deep- from the international community
reasons are threefold: Delhi not only provided basic neces- from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, them as citizens? water port at the mouth of the to the Myanmar government to end
Nehginpao Kipgen
maintaining a tradition of generos- sities such as food and shelter but Pakistan, Bangladesh, internal Kaladan river in Sittwe, the capital violence in Rakhine state and ad-
is Assistant Professor
ity, and economic and strategic also provided refugees the neces- refugees from Kashmir, and even Projects at stake of Rakhine state on the Bay of dress the Rohingya conundrum, it
and Executive Director
factors. sary logistics to continue their pro- some 40,000 Rohingya from Second, peace and stability in the Bengal. Reconciliation between the would not be a wise strategic move
of the Centre for
democratic movement from India. Myanmar. Rakhine state is important for In- Rohingya Muslims and the Rakhine for India to ignore them. While the
Southeast Asian
A welcoming nation Another extant example of In- It is understandable about the dias economic investment. During Buddhists is necessary for peace to government may take a conscious
Studies, O.P. Jindal
First, not only as a major power in dias magnanimity in welcoming concerns in some quarters in India his September 5-7 visit to Myanmar, prevail. It is therefore in the eco- decision to publicly support Myan-
Global University
the region but also as the largest refugees is the presence of approx- that the Islamist terrorist groups Prime Minister Modi said India nomic interest of India to show its marese leader Aung San Suu Kyi, at
democracy in the world, there are imately 120,000 Tibetan refugees, may expand their networks through shares Myanmars concerns over generosity and reach out to all the same time it should gently prod
expectations that India should ex- residing in different parts of India. some hard-line Rohingya. However, extremist violence in Rakhine. peoples of the state. her government to adopt a positive
tend help to the fleeing Rohingya, at From the first Indian Prime Minister since the refugees have no home to He also emphasised the need to Third, it is understandable that attitude toward resolving the Ro-
least on humanitarian grounds, and Jawaharlal Nehru, to the incum- return to, at least at the moment, bring about overall socio-economic India does not want a strained rela- hingya problem with the help of the
contribute to help resolve the bent, Narendra Modi, India has New Delhi should reconsider the development in the state by under- tionship with Myanmar at this junc- international community.

Myanmars unwanted children cannot become Indias There is no doubt that the It is argued by Indias settling a few thousand in Jammu. ularly the Rohingya. Why should In-
Myanmar government bleeding hearts that this But this immediately led to protests dia pay the price for this failure?
moral burden no matter how tragic their fate has, for decades, discrim- country has a tradition of in that region. There are genuine Further, Pakistan (including
inated viciously against sheltering those seeking fears that destitute Rohingya youth Bangladesh or erstwhile East
Had the subject not faced a similar situation in Jammu the Rohingya, denying to escape persecution in would be easy prey to Pakistans Pakistan) was carved out of India
been so tragic, the lec- and Kashmir in the 1990s, and them citizenship and the neighbourhood, be Inter-Services Intelligence and in- with the avowed purpose of creat-
ture to India by the UN Kashmiri Pandits were cleansed other basic rights. they Tibetans, Afghans ternational jihadist outfits such as ing a Muslim homeland. Consider-
RIGHT High Commissioner for
Human Rights, Zeid
out of the Valley by forces aided
and abetted by Pakistan, the UN au-
In recent months viol-
ent attacks on them by
or many hill tribes of the
Northeast. But there is a
al-Qaeda among others.
Arguably, we have a natural com-
ing Myanmar was part of British In-
dia and ruled from Delhi till 1948, it
Chandan Mitra
Raad al-Hussein, would have been thorities stayed stupefyingly silent. Myanmarese security forces have limit to which our overpopulated passion for those persecuted by can be argued that Myanmarese
is managing director
amusing. He conveniently directed Similarly, the systematic eviction of increased manifold, forcing many country can accommodate without their own governments in South Muslim refugees too should be ac-
and editor of
his diatribe at New Delhi and Yangon Hindus from Pakistan that contin- to flee to neighbouring but hostile triggering socio-economic tensions. Asia. But whereas India cannot commodated in that homeland if
The Pioneer and
while skipping reference to Dhaka ues 70 years after Partition has Bangladesh. The presence of a large number of deny shelter to persecuted Hindus necessary.
a former Member
where the bulk of Rohingya Muslim never caused outrage among the Some have managed to sneak immigrants from Bangladesh flood- from Pakistan or Bangladesh for
of Parliament
refugees have sought refuge. self-appointed guardians of human into India too, although they are ing into India for better jobs, incid- they have no other country to turn Home is home
rights. particularly unwelcome in the entally, has little to do with the per- to, that is not the case with Ro- But the home of the Rohingya is My-
Selective outrage As far as the Rohingya are con- Northeast already reeling under a secution of minorities in that hingya Muslims. anmar and they have a right to live
The UN apparatchik has described cerned, all advice needs to be direc- steady deluge of illegal infiltrators country. It is a measure of the abject fail- there. Myanmars unwanted chil-
the Myanmar governments action ted at the Myanmar government led from Bangladesh, including ure of the Myanmar regime that dren cannot become Indias moral
against the Rohingya as ethnic by Aung San Suu Kyi, winner of the Buddhist Chakmas turfed out from Onus on others after 70 years of Independence it burden no matter how tragic their
cleansing. He may well be right in Nobel Peace Prize for her valiant their homes in the Chittagong Hill Initially, our government did try to has still not integrated many of the fate has become under a ruthless
that description. But when India struggle to re-establish democracy. Tracts. accommodate some Rohingya, re- tribes living in that country, partic- military which has run amok.

India may have to play a quiet role to urge and nurture ism. As a result of A very heavy respons- which needs to be considered seri- Sectoral Technical and Economic
whatever has been hap- ibility rests on the ously by the authorities in Myan- Cooperation), of which both coun-
a long-term solution to the problem pening in the Rakhine shoulders of Myanmars mar. We, as neighbours, should also tries are members. So, India may
state in the past, terrorism political elite that runs study it carefully as it points a way have to play a quiet role to urge and
On the reported pres- The authorities are repeatedly say- has raised its ugly head the government, the mil- out of the very complex and tragic nurture a long-term solution to the
ence of 40,000 Ro- ing that they are engaged in the pro- there and this has clear itary and Aung San Suu problem. problem.
hingya in India, my cess of careful scrutiny in order to links to our western neigh- Kyi. Putting the blame Even in the past, India was able
High stakes for India
CENTRE view is that this is a
complex problem. It is
look at the specific situation, iden-
tity, background, etc. of these
bour. Hence, it makes
sense for New Delhi to de-
only on her betrays ig-
norance of the complex The stakes for India are very high.
to undertake a creative tightrope
walk in Myanmar. We could nurture
Rajiv Bhatia
difficult to envisage, given the people. This should be done velop convergence with the Myan- political reality within Myanmar. The issue does impact us in mul- good relations with the military gov-
is Distinguished Fellow
present circumstances, use of force through a blend of vigilance, mar authorities. Second, there is We need to understand the intrica- tiple ways. We also have to take into ernment while maintaining a cor-
at Gateway House and
to send the unfortunate and suffer- prudence, and compassion. the angle of development deficit. I cies of Myanmars polity and the consideration that it impacts negat- dial relationship with the pro-
a former Ambassador
ing people back as neither Myan- As for the larger question of what have been to this region, although vulnerability of democratic ively on Bangladesh which is our democracy movement. The world
to Myanmar
mar nor Bangladesh will accept is happening in Myanmar and its many years ago. The socio-eco- elements. close friend, neighbour and valued expects us to contribute to a lasting
them. At the same time, we obvi- impact on Bangladesh now and on nomic development of this region The government of Myanmar partner in South Asia. We also have solution to this problem. This is our
ously cannot send a message that other Southeast Asian countries has not improved this has been a took the right step to appoint the good relations with Myanmar, region. Our Act East policy de-
India is willing to receive a huge earlier, we have to recognise this is root cause. Besides, there is the un- Kofi Annan-led Advisory Commis- which stand further strengthened mands it. We should take an apolit-
number of displaced people from an extremely sensitive issue within derlying angle of perceived discrim- sion on Rakhine state some time with the recent visit of Prime Minis- ical, pragmatic position that is free
Myanmar. Myanmar. The problem is not unidi- ination and the way in which back, with notable Myanmar ex- ter Narendra Modi. India is in the from ideological inclinations.
There are thousands of people in mensional. First, there is un- Rakhine Muslims have been treated perts included in it. It has come out process of rejuvenating BIMSTEC
Jammu and other places in India. doubtedly the dimension of terror- virtually as second-class citizens. with a comprehensive report, (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi- As told to Anuradha Raman




Stories of chance Desai explains objections to nuclear treaty

Nuclear non-proliferation and Indias attitude to the proposed
On American domination in the Booker treaty was one of the principal themes discussed at a meeting
which the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Morarji Desai, had last
list and more evening [September 13, Washington] with the Defence Secret-
ary, Mr. McNamara. Mr. Desai was reported to have taken the
Sudipta Datta position that so long as the draft treaty was discriminatory in
Has the Booker Prize been character and relegated countries like India to the status of
Americanised? The second class States it would not be acceptable to India. While
50,000 prize which was he himself would never countenance India making the bomb
opened up to American he would not speak for future generations of Indians or the
writers in 2014 has since Governments they would elect.
won one of them a Booker
Paul Beatty last year with
The Sellout and has three Russian situation.
U.S. novelists in the 2017 The Cadet party has agreed to participate in the reconstituted

shortlist of six announced Cabinet if that will avert civil war. Fixed prices of cereals have
on Wednesday. If the British been doubted owing to the increased cost of transport. Mar-
writers were feeling a bit let tial Law has been proclaimed in Moscow. A wireless message
down you couldnt blame from Petrograd [received in London] says: M. Kerensky has is-
them the bookmakers def- sued the following statement: In accordance with the Provi-
sional Governments decision I have been charged with the of-
the American literary world fice of Chief Command of the Army. The senseless attempt at
has two top prizes, The CONCEPTUAL ACT ONE
mutiny by the late Commander-in-Chief and a small group of
Pulitzer and the National Book Award, which are celebrated Kelly criterion
worldwide. Mathematics
The new highways Generals has ended in complete failure. The mutineers will be
delivered to the military revolutionary tribunal. The blood-
The American contenders A formula that is used in Part of the cess collected on high-speed diesel and less liquidation of the mutiny shows the wisdom of the
people, army and the fleet who are loyal to the Fatherland.
But first, what did the shortlisted American writers bring to
the table? Literary heavyweight Paul Austers first novel in
gambling to determine the
amount of money that a
seven years, 4321, published this January, offers four parallel gambler should bet on a Krishnadas Rajagopal The Ministry of Road and petrol under the Cent-
lives for one person. When short story writer George Saunders particular wager to max- As acquisition of land for Transport and Highways, ral Road Fund Act of DATA POINT
decided to write his debut novel, he turned to Abraham Lin- imise returns while con- national and State high- which tabled the Bill in 2000. It has proposed to
coln to tell the story of the night the great American President trolling risk. It is named ways becomes scarce and July 2017 in the Lok Sabha, provide 2.5% of the cess
lays his young deceased son to rest. Saunders Lincoln in the after John Kelly, a re- the cost of construction of said national waterways on high-speed diesel and
Bardo, an early favourite of bookmakers, was called a master- searcher who worked at roads, flyovers and bridges provide a cost-effective, lo- petrol for the develop-
piece by Zadie Smith whose Swing Time failed to make the fi- AT&Ts Bell Laboratory, in goes up, the government is gistically efficient and en- ment and maintenance of
nal list. Emily Fridlunds History of Wolves is about a disturbing his 1956 paper dealing now exploring using water vironment-friendly mode national waterways. This
time in the life of an adolescent as she takes care of a young boy with signal noises in long- as a means of public of transport, whose devel- would accelerate the de-
in the Minnesota woods. A surprise omission was that of their distance communication transportation. opment as a supplement- velopment of national wa-
fellow American Colson Whitehead, even as critics wondered lines. Over the years, the ary mode would enable di- terways by utilising the
if the fact that he has already won the Pulitzer Prize and the Na- Kelly criterion has been Some challenges version of traffic from funds generated by way of
tional Book Award for his escape-from-slavery book The Un- adopted by many investors With the enactment of the over-congested roads and cess. It also offers incent-
derground Railroad played a part. to help them build an ideal National Waterways Act, railways. It is argued that ives and certainty for the
investment portfolio. Ac- 2016, the total number of the waterways project de- private sector to invest in
A veteran and a novice cording to the criterion, national waterways is now serves better regulation the inland waterways
Of the two British writers, theres a veteran, Ali Smith this is the amount of money al- 111. But providing infra- and development across transport sector.
the fourth time she is being nominated with her post-Brexit located towards different structure such as jetties, the country. At the current rates of
examination of society in Autumn, and a debut novelist, Fiona investments should be terminals, and naviga- levy of cess, about 2,000
Mozley, who also happens to be the youngest on the list. The based on the potential re- tional channels continues Finding the funds crore per annum is estim-
29-year-old bookseller in York wrote her novel, Elmet, about a turn on a winning invest- to pose a challenge. In order to suitably de- ated to be available for the
family living on the margins as she commuted from London to ment and the percentage Hence, the government velop national waterways, development and main-
York. of total investments that has proposed an amend- sustainable source of fund- tenance of national water-
Closer home, there was both sadness and joy with Ar- are likely to be successful. ment to the Central Road ing is imperative as ways. The administration
undhati Roys The Ministry of Utmost Happiness and Kamila Fund Act, 2000. The Cent- budgetary support and of the cess collected will
Shamsies Home Fires losing out, but Mohsin Hamids Exit West ral Road Fund (Amend- funds from multilateral in- also involve some ex-
being picked for his story on migration and its aftermath, of ment) Bill, 2017 implants stitutions are inadequate. penditure. It is not pos-
two lovers seeking to flee a city in the throes of war. The head national waterways into In a statement on ob- sible to indicate the
of the judging panel, Baroness Lola Young, said the six the 2000 Act. jectives and reasons for quantum of expenditure
unique and intrepid books collectively push against the bor- The Bill proposes using the amendment, the Min- involved at this stage.
ders of convention and that they are playful, sincere, unset- CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC a part of the cess collected istry said that one of the However, the expenditure
tling, fierce... grown from tradition but also radical and con- on high-speed diesel and sustainable sources of involved for this purpose
temporary. She could well be talking about the books that petrol for the upkeep of funding for the develop- would be met out of the
have been left out. We could make up a parallel list with the THE WEB the national and State ment of waterways is to budgetary provision of
writers who arent in the shortlist, Roy, Smith, Shamsie, Se- highways for maintaining earmark certain per cent each year by the Ministry
bastian Barry et al, and lose nothing in quality. Now to October Who are the Chakmas? the infrastructure of the of cess levied and collec- of Shipping, as approved
17, Booker Prize day. national waterways. ted on high speed diesel by Parliament.
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North Korea: Japan

Civil rights groups outraged No drought-like
scenario: Ministry
draws in India by Pehlu Khan case closure Spell of rain helping kharif crops
Hinting at Indias Pakistan- include anti-submarine as- SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
related concerns, Press Sec- pects and acknowledged CID-CB of Rajasthan police reportedly cleared six accused of all charges NEW DELHI
retary of the government of the need for greater mari- A spell of good rain in the
Japan Norio Maruyama said time domain awareness Mohammed Iqbal getting justice to the victims first 10 days of the month
Tokyo could help India deal (MDA) in the Indo-Pacific JAIPUR in the case, said the police has substantially lowered
with the threat of cross-bor- Region. Both sides also Civil rights groups have ex- were protecting the accused the prospects of any
der terrorism. agreed to support small is- pressed outrage over the all of whom were office- drought-like situation as the
This support can be lands in the region as part of closure of investigation bearers of right-wing Agriculture Ministry
provided both indirectly in their common strategy. against six persons named in Hindutva groups under claimed that production of
international platforms or The joint statement em- the FIR registered in the pressure of the BJP govern- kharif crops coverage was
directly to deal with organ- phasised expansion of joint lynching of dairy farmer ment. The CID-CB is under satisfactory.
isations like Lashkar-e- exercises in areas of human- Pehlu Khan. The cattle the direct control of the Though there is deficit
Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed itarian assistance and dis- rearer from Haryana was Home Minister. Its blatant rainfall reported in 95 dis-
and the Islamic State, Mr. aster relief (HA/DR), peace- killed by a mob of cow vigil- bias is very obvious, PUCL tricts, sowing is normal and
Maruyama said. keeping operations and antes near Behror in Alwar president Kavita Srivastava satisfactory. The current
counter-terrorism, which district of Rajasthan on April told The Hindu. rainfall in the first fortnight A Tamil Nadu farmer during
Help for Northeast will also include joint field 1 this year. of September in many States a protest in New Delhi
In a significant move, Japan exercises between the Ja- The case against the six Will expose illegality will improve the situation. recently. SUSHIL KUMAR VERMA

also stated its interest in the panese and Indian land persons was registered on Ms. Srivastava said the rights The yield is expected to be
strategically important forces next year. It further the basis of Pehlu Khans dy- groups, along with Pehlu same as of last year. There is ports had suggested that the
northeastern region of the stated, Both sides noted re- ing declaration made to the Khans sons, who were also no drought-like situation, National Agriculture and
country. Japan, at present, cent progress in... the com- police officers in a private complainants in the police said the Ministry, reacting to Drought Assessment System
has two infrastructure pro- mencement of the technical hospital at Behror. The CID- case, would challenge the reports that as many as 225 had triggered level one of
jects in Meghalaya and discussion for the future re- CB of the State police has re- CID-CBs closure of investiga- districts across 17 States drought alert assessment
Mizoram and more projects search collaboration in the portedly cleared the accused tion in the court. could face drought-like situ- after deficit rainfall last
are likely to be added to the area of Unmanned Ground of all charges, while arriving Seeking justice: A file photo of Pehlu Khan's mother Ankuri The court will not allow ation. The Ministry said month. Rainfall shortage
list after feasibility studies, Vehicles and Robotics. at a conclusion that they Beegam, left, sitting on a dharna at Jantar Mantar. PTI * closure without issuing no- rainfall was near normal and deviation from normal
said Mr. Maruyama. The statement described were not present on the spot tice to the complainants. We and the overall deficit was rainfall pattern fall in the
Both the points about the state-of-the-art U.S.-2 when the offence was The CID-CB has con- The accused named in the will expose the illegality of only about 6%. first category, while the
North Korea and the refer- amphibian aircraft as a sym- committed. cluded on the basis of the FIR are Om Yadav, Hukum police action in the court. second category of drought
ence to Free and Open Indo- bol of high degree of trust Pehlu Khan, 55, and his mobile phones call data re- Chand Yadav, Sudhir Yadav, Rajasthan Muslim Forum Soil moisture alert is triggered by a short-
Pacific Strategy developed between the two countries. two sons were transporting cords and the statements of Jagmal Yadav, Naveen secretary Mohammed Nazi- The kharif crops coverage fall in crop sowing. The final
to deal with the Chinese in- Briefing the media, Foreign cows, after purchasing them employees of a gaushala, Sharma and Rahul Saini. Ac- muddin said the failure of in almost all the States have stage of drought assessment
fluence are significant in Secretary S. Jaishankar said in a cattle fair in Jaipur, to situated 4 km away from the cording to the CID-CBs re- police to bring the guilty to been satisfactory, and, the is field surveys after pro-
view of the now-resolved very serious negotiation is their hometown Nuh in crime scene, that no case port, no corroborative evid- the book would encourage rains during the period from longed dry spell affecting
Doklam crisis that erupted on regarding the issue. Haryana, when they were was made out against the six ence has been found to others to attack innocent 1-10 September, 2017 in Ker- crop production.
between India and China. waylaid on the Jaipur-Delhi accused. Police have since prove that they were part of persons with impunity. The ala, Karnataka, Maha- Last year, the Centre in-
As strategic partners, we Modi for Japanese food national highway by a mob arrested half-a-dozen other the crowd that had attacked way the police have been try- rashtra, Telangana, Odisha troduced a new system of
discussed all issues that are In a speech welcoming Mr. of self-styled cow vigilantes persons on the basis of video Pehlu Khan. ing to save the accused since and Jharkhand have im- assessing droughts, and,
strategically important to Abe, Mr. Modi urged greater and beaten up. Pehlu Khan footage of the incident, bust The Peoples Union for the beginning [in this case] proved moisture in the soil, drought warnings were cat-
both sides, during the bilat- Japanese presence in the In- succumbed to his injuries most of them have been re- Civil Liberties (PUCL), which shows that no rule of law ex- ministry said. egorised into three
eral talks, said Mr. dian society and business after two days. leased on bail. spearheaded a campaign for ists in Rajasthan, he said. Early this week, media re- categories.
Maruyama, highlighting that and said the number of Ja-
both sides stood for free- panese citizens in India

Mallyas defence faces CPI(M) mouthpiece 3 Bangladeshi

dom of navigation in the would go up in the coming
South China Sea. years.
The two leaders also Japanese people living in
youth held by
pointed out that maritime
cooperation between the Ja-
India will be able to import
Japanese food from home. I slams fuel price hike
pan Maritime Self Defence
Force ( JMSDF) and the In-
dian Navy had expanded to
welcome more Japanese res-
taurants in India. , said Mr.
flak over evidence Where are the windfall gains going?
police in U.P.
Special correspondent
Proof submitted in physical rather than electronic form Special Correspondent Three Bangladeshi youth

Gauri murder: SIT have been arrested by the

New Delhi
Vidya Ram the submission of evidence CPI(M) mouthpiece Peoples Anti-Terror Squad of the
London is due to take place on Democracy, criticising fre- Uttar Pradesh police for

quizzes arms dealer Vijay Mallyas defence team

faced criticism over the
means by which they sub-
November 20, with the main
two-week trial due to com-
mence on December 4.
quent fuel price hikes, has
questioned the way the gov-
ernment is spending wind-
possessing fake Aadhaar
cards and living illegally in
The FSL report, which will been involved in the mitted the first tranche of Since the last hearing in fall gains made by eleven They were apprehended
be submitted on Friday, murder. Indrajith Lankesh, evidence to the Crown Pro- July, the prosecution, as re- hikes in excise duty in last at the Lucknow railway sta-
confirms that a 7.65 mm, Gauri's brother, denied po- secution Service, which is quested by the judge, the In- three years. Currently, petrol prices tion on Wednesday and de-
countrymade pistol was lice claims that he was not seeking the businessmans dian authorities via the CPS These hikes amount to an range between 70 and 79 boarded from the Howrah-
used to fire all the four bul- cooperating with the SIT in- extradition on behalf of In- have submitted a 30-page additional 12 per litre of a litre in various cities. Amritsar Express, police
lets, and the distance of fir- vestigation. dian authorities. summary position state- petrol and 13 per litre of said.
ing being 2 to 7 ft., said In my statement to the Speaking for the CPS, bar- ment of the case against Mr. diesel. Apart from that, has gone up by over 6.17 Mohammad Imran,
sources in Special Investiga- police, I gave details of the rister Mark Summers ex- Mallya, and the defence there are State-level taxes. per litre. In September 2012, Razidudeen and Mo-
tion Team. fallout we both had 14 years pressed disappointment that Vijay Mallya have submitted four out of The governments excise the price of crude oil was hammad Firdaus are broth-
Another team on the trail ago. We have had good fa- the evidence had been sub- six expected reports. De- duty collection during the $112 per barrel. At that time, ers and natives of Jessore
of the murder weapon is milial relations since then. mitted in physical rather ically as well. The defence fence barrister Ben Watson period 2014-17 shot up from the price of petrol for a con- district of Bangladesh.
currently in Vijayapura and She came to my house on than electronic form: in a team requested the CPS to also provided details of indi- 99,184 crore to 2,42,691 sumer in India was 73 per ATS Inspector-General
Belagavi, looking for arms Ganesha and other festivals box, which the CPS had had share the electronic version viduals who had or would be crore. litre. Now the international Aseem Arun said the three
dealers and suspected con- and we celebrated to- to devote resources to scan- of its own evidence with providing testimony on be- Currently, the petrol per price of crude oil is $ 52 per had confessed that they
tract killers who could have gether, he said. ning. We are disappointed both it and the judge. half of Mr. Mallya, including litre price range from 70-79 barrel, yet the domestic were Bangladeshis living il-
to get a physical box with an airline expert, a banking in various cities. The price price of petrol is 74 per legally in India.
nothing electronically. it Further hearing expert, a legal expert, and of diesel is around 61-62 litre. Fake Aadhaar cards

HC bars floor test in has cost us a week, he told

Chief Magistrate Emma Ar-
buthnot, who also agreed
Mr. Summers said it was too
early to gauge whether fur-
ther time would be required
an Indian lawyer.
It emerged that India had
submitted evidence, elec-
per litre.
The Peoples Democracy
editorial points out that
So why are the prices
high and the benefits of the
lower imported price of
and Aadhaar cards with
wrong names and ad-
dresses were recovered

TN House till Sept. 20 that it was slightly unfortu-

nate in 2017, that evidence
was not submitted electron-
as a result of this delay, po-
tentially delaying the case
further. A further hearing on
tronically, to satisfy the
routine request in extradi-
tion requests in Britain.
since July 1, when daily
price revision was intro-
duced, the price of petrol
crude oil not being passed
on to the consumer? the
editorial questions.
from them they were ar-
rested for this crime, Mr.
Arun said.
There is no reason to be- While opening the argu-
lieve, at this stage, that the ments in the case, Mr. Sibal
government is going to viol-
ate the constitutional provi-
sions. They (dissidents) are
said, Before I go into law,
let me tell you the arith-
metic of politics and ex-
Pak. summons envoy over ceasefire breach BJP to project Cong.
building up a story as if
some grand conspiracy is
being hatched against
plained that with 19 of the
135 AIADMK MLAs (includ-
ing the Speaker) withdraw-
Foreign Office in Islamabad says it deplores the deliberate targeting of civilians as anti-OBC in Gujarat
them, the AG added. Senior ing support, the ruling party MUBASHIR ZAIDI unprovoked ceasefire viola- ate targeting of civilians,
counsel A.L. Somayaji, rep- had lost majority. KARACHI tions by the Indian occupa- terming it contrary to hu- Party to milk failure to pass OBC Bill
resenting Chief Minister Ed- Pointing out that Presid- Pakistan on Thursday tion forces in Phuklian Sec- man dignity and interna-
appadi K. Palaniswami, also ent Ram Nath Kovind and summoned the Indian tor on 13 September, tional human rights and hu- Nistula Hebbar The party is expecting a
put forth similar conten- the Governor had not Deputy High Commissioner resulting in the shahadat manitarian laws. NEW DELHI crowd of around 50,000 at
tions and argued that the bothered even to reply to at the Foreign Office in Is- [deaths] of 2 civilians [and] The Director General The failure to secure the the meeting, important in
court should not get carried representations made by lamabad to express condem- injuries to 3 others, a For- urged the Indian side to re- passage of the OBC Bill in terms of countering any
away by arguments ad- Mr. Stalin to order a floor nation over the alleged eign Office statement said. spect the 2003 ceasefire the Rajya Sabha, which losses the party may face
vanced by the petitioner on test, Mr Sibal said: Why has ceasefire violations by In- Despite calls for restraint, deal, probe this and other in- would give constitutional due to the Patidar agitation
the basis of unfounded pre- the Governor not replied to dian forces along the Line of India continued to indulge in cidents of alleged ceasefire status to the National Com- for reservation.
sumptions and any of my letters? That is be- Control. ceasefire violations. In 2017 resulting in the shahadats of violations, instruct the In- mission for Backward
apprehensions. cause the Governor and the The Director General (SA to date, the Indian forces 32 innocent civilians and in- dian forces to respect the Classes, due to the Opposi- Cow protection
However, Mr. Justice Chief Minister are on the & SAARC) Mohammad Faisal have carried out more than juries to 116, as compared to deals and maintain peace tions success in getting an The Patel or Patidar com-
Duraiswamy said: The or- same bench... Far from act- summoned Indian Deputy 700 ceasefire violations 382 ceasefire violations in along the LoC and Working amendment cleared, will be munity had traditionally
der is being passed in the in- ing, he does not even re- High Commissioner Mr. J.P. along the Line of Control 2016, the statement said. Boundary. one of the rallying points for voted with the BJP, and the
terest of justice. spond to our letters. Singh and condemned the and the Working Boundary, It deplored the deliber- the BJP to attack the Con- agitation, since 2015, has
gress in Gujarat as being op- meant that the party is look-
posed to the community. ing to consolidate other sec-
tions of voters.

Rahuls U.S. trip aims to win friends, influence people Shahs meeting
BJP president Amit Shah will
be addressing a big meeting
Fagvel is also the site of a
temple of Bhathiji Maharaj,
a folk hero of the Rathore
of OBC communities (there Kshatriya community, who,
Congress wants to project the party vice-president as an influential liberal voice in the world are said to be at least 146 legend has it, sacrificed his
castes belonging to the OBC life for cow protection. Sig-
Smita Gupta international audience as a world, whether they are so- one-sided: Rahulji is the murders of liberals, stifling category across Gujarat) in nificantly, the temple was
New Delhi potential Indian Prime Min- cial democrats or liberal aca- liberal face of India: he not of dissent, attacks on the Fagvel on September 18, an also the site from where
Congress vice-president ister as well as respond to demic institutions, all push- only spoke his mind at press, all under Prime Minis- amplification of its cam- Prime Minister Narendra
Rahul Gandhis current trip growing disquiet abroad ing back against right-wing Berkeley he also answered ter Modi, have made an ad- paign for the Assembly polls Modi had flagged off his Gu-
to the United States, unlike reflected in newspapers authoritarian forces. This is questions, something the verse impact abroad, with in the State due at the end of jarat Gaurav Yatra in 2002 as
his previous sojourns there about the growing Prime Minister never does, even the U.N. Human Rights the year. Chief Minister.
abroad, is about winning climate of intolerance and at home or abroad. Commission taking note of
friends and influencing consequent violence in NEWS ANALYSIS these happenings. Mr. Modi
people and not just among India. Adverse impact came through a democratic
the Indian diaspora. For it seen in the discourse in There is criticism in sections process but hes behaving
takes in interactions with Larger message these circles as much in the of the Congress that Mr. like a despot. This has to be
students at Berkeley and Mr. Pitroda and former U.S., as in India or Turkey, Gandhi is abroad when elec- fought everywhere, both at
Princeton, a visit to the Sil- Union Ministers, Shashi Mr. Tewari told The Hindu, tions to Himachal Pradesh home and abroad.
icon Valley, and speaking en- Tharoor and Milind Deora, emphasising that Mr. and Gujarat are imminent, This fight back has upset
gagements with congres- are accompanying Mr. Rahul Gandhi delivering a Gandhis Berkeley speech but there is also approba- the BJP, Mr. Deo said: Oth-
sional leaders and think Gandhi another former speech at the University of saw him repeatedly referring tion, a sense that this trip erwise, what explains the
tanks in Washington. Union Minister, Manish Tew- California in Berkeley. PTI * to himself as a liberal. will help connect Mr. Gandhi outburst from so many BJP
Organised by the Chicago- ari, will join them in Wash- with Indians abroad, many ministers? Congress workers
based Sam Pitroda, head of ington. eral voice in the world at a One-sided news of whom actively promote may feel Rahul should be
the Overseas Congress De- The larger message the time of growing authorit- For the last three years, the BJP abroad and at home. here campaigning for the
partment, since June this Congress hopes to send out arian regimes. party general secretary B.K. Kishore Chandra Deo, elections but why should it
year, the trip is intended to through this trip is that Mr. There is a convergence Hariprasad stressed, news of who heads the Adivasi Con- cause discomfort to the
introduce Mr. Gandhi to an Gandhis is an influential lib- of liberal forces around the India going abroad had been gress, said, Mob lynchings, BJP?
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Fly on train from Mumbai by 2022

Modi, Abe lay foundation stone for the 1,10,000 crore, 508 km high-speed railway link to Ahmedabad
Mahesh Langa beauty of India through the
Kallol Bhattacharjee windows of the bullet train
in next few years. I would
Prime Minister Narendra like to state that India-Japan
Modi and his Japanese coun- partnership is special, stra-
terpart Shinzo Abe on tegic and global and Japan is
Thursday laid the foundation committed to support Make
stone in Ahmedabad for the in India and Japanese indus-
countrys first 1,10,000 tries are working with the
crore, 508 km high-speed country to boost the manu-
rail project between Mumbai facturing base in India, he
and Ahmedabad. The ambi- said.
tious project is being imple- Indias Bharat Heavy Elec-
mented with nearly 90% fin- tricals Ltd and Japans Kawa-
ancial support and saki Heavy Industries Ltd
technology from Japan. will tie up for manufacturing
To be built on elevated the rolling stock for bullet
corridor with a seven-km un- train project, Mr. Abe said.
dersea tunnel in Mumbai, Stressing on the strong Indo-
the project will be based on Japan partnership, Mr. Abe
the famed Japanese Setting stage: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe, said, A strong India is in fa-
Shinkansen high-speed rail- witness the performance of Jal Tarang in Ahmedabad. PTI *
vour of Japan and a strong Ja-
way system with a record of pan is in favour of India.
zero casualties in its 50 years will take care of high speed, of the project just two train derailment in the coun- As part of the project, a
of operation. high growth and high-end months before the Gujarat try, said Congress leader training centre in Vadodara
technology, Mr. Modi said, Assembly polls has invited and in charge of Gujarat is being set up to train over
Symbol of New India describing it as a symbol of sharp reaction from the op- Ashok Gehlot. 4,000 employees who will
The Narendra Modi govern- New India that his govern- position Congress. be responsible for execution,
ment has set an ambitious ment wants to build by 2022. Its good to have bullet Special, strategic ties operation and maintenance
deadline to complete the According to him, the bul- train but lets not forget that Japan has been a friend of of the bullet train. The pro-
project on August 15, 2022 let train project will be hu- Ahmedabad is yet to have a India and this friendship has ject will cover 12 stations
when India marks 75 years of manity friendly and eco- metro train despite the Gu- stood the test of time, Mr. Mumbai, Thane, Virar,
Independence. The project friendly and will usher in jarat government talking Modi said, giving credit for Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat,
will be executed through a the next generation eco- about it for 10 years. And speedy implementation of Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand,
special purpose vehicle, the nomic growth along the cor- also under his government, the project to his personal Ahmedabad and Sabarmati
National High Speed Rail ridor between the two cities. railways have seen highest friend Mr. Abe. and once operational, the
Corporation Ltd. However, launching the number of accidents and In his address, Mr. Abe train is expected to service
The bullet train project ground breaking ceremony daily there is an incident of said he hopes to enjoy the 1.5 crore travellers a year.

Abe recalls grandfathers ties with Nehru

Says Prime Minister Kishi visited India in the 1950s when the country was recovering from defeat in war
Kallol Bhattacherjee dressed a Joint Session of the biggest audience he had ever
Mahesh Langa Parliament. seen in his lifetime that of a
hundred thousand people.
In a display of decades-old Personal connect Mr. Kishi remains a con-
personal ties with India, Ja- My grandfather visited In- troversial historical figure
pans visiting Prime Minister dia in the 1950s and, as you due to his role in wartime Ja-
Shinzo Abe on Thursday re- know, we were [then] still re- pans actions in China. He
counted his familys links covering from the defeat in served in Japans wartime
with Indias first Prime Min- the war, said Mr. Abe, indic- government under General
ister Jawaharlal Nehru, at a ating that Mr. Nehrus ges- Hideki Tojo, but later rose to
business event that followed ture had created a personal become the leader of his
summit-level discussions connect between the two post-war country.
with Prime Minister Naren- prime ministers of post-war He has drawn heavy criti-
dra Modi. India and Japan. Mr. Abe cism from China in recent
My grandfather, Prime hails from a prominent Ja- years due to his role in 1931s
Minister Kishi, loved India. panese political family that September 18 event, which
He was introduced person- has given that country sev- marked the beginning of the
ally by Prime Minister Nehru Old times: Jawaharlal Nehru greeting Japanese premier eral leading public figures. Japanese occupation of
to the Indian people. Like Nobusuke Kishi in Tokyo in 1957. THE HINDU ARCHIVES
During his 2011 visit, Mr. China that lasted till 1945. In
my grandfather, I also hope Abe recalled, As a young a museum in the city of
to have strong ties with the During Prime Minister pan, a country I hold in boy seated on his knee, I Shenyang in northeastern
Indian people, Mr. Abe said Kishis 1957 visit to India, Mr. greatest esteem. would hear him [his grand- China, opened in 2014, Mr.
as a large audience and PM Nehru introduced his guest Mr. Abe recounted this in- father, Mr. Kishi] telling me Kishi was described as a
Modi applauded his personal in a public rally saying, This cident during his 2007 visit that Prime Minister Nehru Class A war criminal by the
ties. is the Prime Minister of Ja- to India as well, when he ad- introduced him to the Chinese authorities.

Japan calls for Free and
Open Indo-Pacific Strategy
Poses a challenge to China in the South China Sea
Partnership is the way, Special Correspondent before the media introduced The Free and Open Indo-
not alliances, says China GANDHINAGAR the new Japanese strategy Pacific Strategy rests on
China on Thursday said it Japans diplomacy with India that will build peace pro-act- two oceans Indian and
hoped the growing ties during Prime Minister ively, based on diplomacy Pacific and two contin-
between India and Japan Shinzo Abes latest visit, that takes a panoramic view ents Africa and Asia. It is
would be conducive to the highlighted the countrys in- of the world map. understood that Japan is
peace and stability and tensifying focus on the Indo- He stated that the strategy quietly challenging Chinas
insisted that the countries in Pacific region and Tokyos aims to create a free and aggressive plans in the South
the region should work for evolving foreign policy. open Asia-Pacific region China Sea that pose a threat
partnership instead of Speaking to the media, Ja- which connects parts of to the energy lane that sus-
forming an alliance. Chinese pan governments spokes- eastern Africa, south Asia tains Japanese economy.
Foreign Ministry person laid out the overarch- and southeast Asia with the The government of
spokesperson Hua Chunying ing nature of the new western Pacific Ocean re- Shinzo Abe believes that
said, We advocate that concept, Free and Open gion and Japan. connectivity between Asia
regional countries should Indo-Pacific Strategy that Japan will expand infra- and Africa through a free
stand for dialogue without aims to prepare Japan to structure, development, and open Indo-Pacific, is ex-
confrontation and work for deal with the fast changing trade and investment, and pected to support stability
partnership instead of global and regional order enhance business environ- and prosperity of the region
alliance. PTI and threats from China and ment and human develop- as a whole. Interestingly, a
North Korea. ment from East Asia as a joint statement issued at the
India, Japan ink 3 MoUs Spokesperson Norio starting point, to the Middle end of the visit did not men-
in science & technology Maruyamas presentation East and Africa, it stated. tion South China Sea.
India and Japan signed three
agreements in the science
and technology sector to
prepare an exchange
Cong. flays timing of launch
programme for their
scientists and promote joint Says decision taken keeping in mind the upcoming Gujarat polls
research. The first pact is for
an exchange programme Special Correspondent government, for three-and- by recording the maximum
between Japans iTHEMS and New Delhi a-half years, thus making it number of casualties and ac-
Indias Simons-NCBS, The Congress described the economically unviable. cidents in 2016 in any coun-
Bengaluru. The other two proposed Ahmedabad- He also charged the Modi try, the highest in a decade,
MoUs are on promoting Mumbai high-speed express government with com- he said.
research collaborations. PTI on Thursday as an election pletely abdicating its re- The Congresss accusa-
bullet train, stressing that sponsibility for safety of tions came on a day when
Unlimited flights with the date of its launch had passengers, while focussing Mr. Modi and Japanese PM
open sky agreement been decided keeping in on this one project. Shinzo Abe launched India's
GANDHINAGAR mind the forthcoming Gu- first bullet train project
India and Japan have signed jarat Assembly polls. Maximum accidents between Ahmedabad and
an agreement under which The laying of foundation Congress spokesperson Mumbai. The ambitious
their airlines can operate an stone followed a set pattern R.P.N. Singh, too, pointed 1.10 lakh crore project will
unlimited number of flights of announcing packages and out that since the BJP had cut travel time between the
between the two countries. big-ticket projects by the come to power at the Centre two cities from seven hours
The pact is as per National Modi government ahead of in 2014, 259 passengers had to less than three. While
Civil Aviation Policy, 2016, every State election, senior been killed and 973 injured the Prime Minister makes
which allowsopen sky air Congress leader and former in 29 major railway acci- fake claims of railway expan-
services agreement on a union railway minister dents despite this abysmal sion from the Red Fort, his
reciprocal basis with SAARC Mallikarjun Kharge said. track record, the govern- government has reduced the
nations as well as countries He also accused Prime ment, he stressed, was pay- budgetary allocation for
with territory located entirely Minister Narendra Modi of ing no attention to railway Construction of New Rail
beyond a 5,000 kilometre delaying the project, con- safety. Indeed, India led the Lines by 12%, Mr Kharge
radius from New Delhi. PTI ceived by the erstwhile UPA world in railway accidents said.
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ELSEWHERE 74 dead as IS attacks 23 killed in Malaysia school blaze

target Shias in Iraq Fire breaks out in dormitory of Islamic school in Kuala Lumpur, killing teenage students
Deadliest attack since the IS lost Mosul Reuters
Kuala Lumpur
The disaster has renewed after he heard people
calls for greater scrutiny of shouting.
Agence France-Presse The area targeted is used A blaze at an Islamic board- so-called tahfiz schools, We wanted to help the
Nasiriyah by Shia pilgrims and visitors ing school in the Malaysian where students learn to others but we couldnt be-
Pak. EC issues warrant Gunmen and suicide car from neighbouring Iran capital killed at least 23 memorise the Koran. They cause the fire was rampant.
against Imran Khan bombers on Thursday killed headed for the holy cities of people on Thursday, most of are unregulated by the Edu- There was nothing we could
at least 74 people near the Najaf and Karbala further them teenage boys who cation Ministry, being the re- do, he said.
Pakistans Election southern Iraqi city of Nasir- north, although Dhiqar has cried for help from barred sponsibility of the religious
Commission has issued a iyah, in an attack claimed by previously been spared the windows, officials and wit- department. 13 boys escape
bailable arrest warrant Islamic State (IS) group. worst of Iraqs violence. nesses said. About 13 boys managed to
against Imran Khan for The attackers struck at The IS claimed responsib- The fire broke out at 31 fires since 2011 open a window and escape,
repeatedly failing to appear midday, opening fire on a ility for the attacks in a state- around 5.40 a.m. in a top- Deputy Prime Minister he said. Only those 13 who
before it in a contempt case. restaurant before getting ment carried by Amaq. It floor dormitory in the three- Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said at had access to that open win-
It was hearing a case filed by into a car and blowing said several suicide storey building, firemen least 31 fires had been repor- dow could escape, he said.
Akbar S. Babar, a dissident themselves up at a nearby bombers had staged the as- said, where most of the stu- ted at such schools in Malay- Viewed from outside, the
from Mr. Khans party, and security checkpoint, offi- sault on a restaurant and a dents were sleeping in bunk sia since 2011, adding that only tell-tale signs of disaster
ordered Mr. Khan to appear cials said. security checkpoint, killing beds, with many of the win- they must follow safety were the blackened upper-
on September 25. PTI Security sources said the dozens of Shias. dows covered by metal grills. regulations. floor windows, otherwise
attackers were disguised as The toll makes it the One survivor said there was We will continue to carry Questions on safety: The Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah, where the the tin-roofed building ap-
Finnish woman freed by members of the Hashed al- deadliest IS attack in Iraq just one window the boys out investigations, especially fire broke out on Thursday. REUTERS *
peared unscathed, with a
abductors in Kabul Shaabi, a mainly Shia para- since pro-government managed to open. through forensics, as we Malaysian flag hanging
HELSINKI military alliance which has forces drove the jihadists found that there was some said. The building was sur- quest for fire safety approval limply from the yellow wall.
Finland on Thursday said one fought alongside the Army out of second city Mosul in 2 teachers dead security features that should rounded by metal grills that but no new checks had been Only inside did the intens-
of its nationals, who was and police against the IS in July. Two teachers were also have been complied with but could not be opened from carried out as the request ity of the inferno become
kidnapped in May in an attack northern Iraq. Thursdays attacks come killed in the fire at the Darul werent, Mr. Zahid told re- the inside. The students, was still being processed. clear. The dormitory was
on an international guest as Iraqi forces backed by tri- Quran Ittifaqiyah, a 15- porters outside the school. after realising the fire and The pupils all got locked blackened, lined with the
house in Afghanistan, has Mainly Shia Province bal fighters close in one of minute drive from the iconic Fire department opera- heavy smoke, tried to escape in and they couldnt escape charred frames of bunk
been freed. A German aid The toll from the attacks the last IS bastions in the Petronas Twin Towers in Ku- tions deputy director Soi- through the window, Mr. and got burnt, Nadia Aza- beds.
worker and an Afghan guard was 74 dead and at least 93 country: the Al-Qaim area ala Lumpur, police said, man Jahid said the cause was Soiman said outside the lan, sister of a 13-year-old vic- Tahfiz schools have been
were killed and a Finnish wounded, said Abdel Hus- on the border with war-rav- adding that most of the vic- likely a short circuit or a school. tim, told Reuters. under scrutiny since earlier
woman was abducted as sein al-Jabri, deputy health aged Syria. tims died from smoke mosquito repellent coil. But because of the grills, Mohamad Arif Mawardi, this year when an 11-year-old
gunmen stormed the guest chief for the mainly Shia The groups only other inhalation. The dormitory had only they could not escape. 24, who was sleeping on one boy died after reported ab-
house in Kabul in May. AFP Province of Dhiqar of which stronghold is Hawija, in The youngest was just one entrance, leaving many Mr. Soiman said the of the lower floors, said he use in Johor, north of
Nasiriyah is the capital. Kirkuk province. seven, media said. of the victims trapped, he school had submitted a re- realised there was a fire only Singapore.
Male may seek Colombos
help to deport Nasheed
The Maldives may seek Sri China endorses crackdown on Rohingya U.S. to extend N. Korean group calls
Lankas help to deport former
President Mohamed
Nasheed, the countrys envoy
said on Thursday, a day after
Myanmars state media quotes Chinese Ambassador as welcoming the offensive relief to Iran UN resolution heinous
the exiled leaders lawyer Reuters cern about reports of excess-
raised fears for his safety. Yangon ive violence and calling for
Washington Advocates strong action against U.S.
Males Ambassador- China endorses Myanmars immediate steps to end it. The U.S. on Thursday was to
designate to Colombo, offensive against Rohingya UN Secretary-General Ant- extend wide sanctions relief Agence France-Presse Norths Korea Asia-Pacific
Mohamed Hussain Shareef, in Muslim insurgents, Myan- onio Guterres and the UN Se- for Iran under the 2015 nuc- Seoul Peace Committee (KAPPC)
a statement said that Mr. mar state media said on curity Council on Wednes- lear deal, sources familiar A North Korean organisa- denounced the heinous
Nasheed is a fugitive. PTI Thursday, as the UN Secret- day urged Myanmar to end with the matter said, but no tion demanded on Thursday sanctions resolution and
ary-General described the the violence, which he said decision on whether to pre- that the U.S. be beaten to said there were mounting
Driver who caused death operation, which has forced was best described as ethnic serve the deal itself has yet death like a rabid dog for calls for strong retaliation
of 8 Indians denied bail nearly 4,00,000 people to cleansing. When one third been made. spearheading fresh UN sanc- against the U.S. and its al-
LONDON flee to Bangladesh, as eth- of the Rohingya population At the same time, the tions on Pyongyang over its lies. Now is the time to an-
A U.K. court on Thursday nic cleansing. had to flee the country, U.S. Treasury announced latest nuclear test, adding nihilate the U.S. imperialist
denied bail to a truck driver The Myanmar military of- could you find a better word new cyber-related sanctions ally Japan should be aggressors. Lets reduce the
charged with causing the fensive in the western State to describe it? he told a on about a dozen Iranian in- sunken into the sea. U.S. mainland into ashes
deaths of eight Indians due to of Rakhine was triggered by news conference. dividuals or entities. The UN Security Council and darkness, he said in a
dangerous driving last a series of guerilla attacks on Reliant on aid: Rohingya refugees are lined up to collect aid Meanwhile, the govern- Under the law, these unanimously imposed an statement carried by the of-
month. Ryszard Masierak Aug. 25 on security posts material in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. AP * ment said on Wednesday sanctions can be waived for eighth set of sanctions on ficial KCNA news agency.
appeared for a bail hearing and an Army camp in which that 45 places north of a maximum of 120 days, for- the North on Monday, ban- According to the Souths
before the Aylesbury Crown about a dozen people were Thursday quoted Chinas takings to provide assistance Rakhine had been burned. It cing the U.S. government to ning it from trading in tex- unification ministry, the
Court but Judge Francis killed. The stance of China Ambassador, Hong Liang, as to the people are strongly did not provide details but a revisit the issue every four tiles and restricting its oil KAPPC acts as a window
Sheridan rejected his plea regarding the terrorist at- telling top government offi- welcomed. spokesman said out of 471 months. Sources familiar imports, a week after Py- for improving relations with
after it emerged that his tacks in Rakhine is clear, it is cials. The counter-attacks of But at the UN in New villages in the north of with the matter stressed ongyang tested what it said countries like the U.S. and
licence to drive heavy goods just an internal affair, the Myanmar security forces York, China set a different Rakhine, 176 had been deser- that the wider U.S. policy to- was a hydrogen bomb small Japan... while campaigning
vehicles had been revoked state-run Global New Light of against extremist terrorists tone, joining a UN Security ted and at least some people ward Iran has yet to be enough to fit onto a missile. to change North Koreas
prior to the accident. PTI Myanmar newspaper on and the governments under- Council expression of con- had left 34 others. decided. A spokesman for the closed and negative image.

Bangladesh Parliament adopts Fairly close to deal on

resolution challenging verdict immigrants: Trump
Court had ended legislatures power to disqualify judges President holds meet with Democrats
Haroon Habib Sinha over the observations and Parliament question- Agence France-Presse Trump said in response to
Dhaka he made on the countrys able. What is his motive? Washington questions as he headed to
Bangladeshs Parliament has politics, military dictator- With the 16th Amend- U.S. President Donald storm-ravaged Florida.
passed a unanimous resolu- ships, election commission, ment verdict, the appellate Trump said on Thursday Democratic Senate
tion to take proper legal corruption, governance and division had scrapped the that he was fairly close to Minority Leader Chuck
steps over a Supreme Court the judiciary. power of Parliament to dis- finalising a deal with Demo- Schumer and top House
verdict on the Constitutions Prime Minister Sheikh qualify top court judges on crats in Congress on allow- Democrat Nancy Pelosi
16th Amendment. Hasina, taking part in the grounds of misconduct or ing young immigrants to emerged from a meeting
In a rare motion adopted discussion, remarked that incompetency and restored stay in the United States. with Mr. Trump late on
after a five-hour discussion, the court stepped beyond the Supreme Judicial Coun- Does anybody really Wednesday saying they had
Parliament sought to ex- its jurisdiction to repeal the cil, headed by the Chief want to throw out good, a very productive dinner
punge what it called some constitutional amendment Justice, which was consti- educated and accomplished meeting in which the discus-
unconstitutional, objec- brought by Parliament. tuted earlier by military dic- young people who have sion focused on the
tionable and irrelevant ob- Pointing out at some con- tator Gen. Ziaur Rahman. jobs, some serving in the Dreamers.
servations made by the tradictory remarks of Mr. Noting that Parliament is military? Really! Mr. Trump There was no final deal,
countrys Chief Justice S.K. Sinha, Ms. Hasina remarked sovereign and people are the tweeted. but... we agreed that the
Sinha. By making such remarks, source of all power, Ms. Has- Mr. Trumps predecessor President would support en-
The resolution followed the Chief Justice has not only ina also noted that the judi- Barack Obama protected shrining DACA protections
more than a dozen law- made himself controversial, ciary must have accountabil- the so-called Dreamers into law, and encourage the
makers criticism of Mr. but also made democracy ity to Parliament. through his Deferred Action House (of Representatives)
for Childhood Arrivals and Senate to act, they
(DACA) order. But Mr. said.

Merkel a symbol, not a Trump rescinded that exec-

utive order, and urged Con-
gress to craft a legal solution
What remains to be ne-
gotiated are the details of
border security, they ad-
within the next six months. ded, saying Democrats

saviour for German women Massive border security

Mr. Trump later told report-
would continue to oppose
plans for a border wall.
Instead, a draft border se-
ers: I think we are fairly curity package could in-
There remains a deep cultural bias against working women close but we have to get clude using new technology,
Katrin Bennhold agers who are women. massive border security. drones, air support, sensors
Osnabrck There are, in fact, more We are working on a and rebuilding roads, the
Germany, which has been CEOs named Thomas plan for DACA. People want congressional Democrats
led by the most powerful (seven) than CEOs who are to see that happen, Mr. said.
woman in the world for 12 women (three) in Germanys
years, has a woman prob- 160 publicly traded compan-
lem. During the election
campaign and in earlier
ones Angela Merkel
ies, notes the AllBright
foundation, which tracks
women in corporate leader-
Srinivas Kuchibhotlas
shunned the word femin-
ist. She has rarely if ever
Because of Merkel, the
wife gets work visa
publicly promoted the issue image of Germany abroad is
of advancement for women more progressive than it Had lost the right to stay after his murder
and women in Germany really is, said Anne
have not advanced much. Wizorek, a feminist writer Press Trust of India marriage, Congressman
German Chancellor Angela
Even in politics, where who rose to prominence in Washington Kevin Yoder was quoted as

the Chancellor has proved a 2013 when she led a highly Sunayana Dumala, wife of saying by the NBC News.
role model for many and has visible hashtag campaign Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who Were not going to let
vowed to appoint a gender- many of the local companies against casual sexism. lost her residency rights in this happen to Sunayana,
balanced Cabinet if re-elec- that train them mid-size Some things, from child the U.S. following the Mr. Yoder said on Twitter.
ted, the number of women businesses that make care to corporate gov- murder of her husband in a Mr. Yoder later helped
in Parliament is certain to everything from margarine ernance, have, in fact, suspected hate crime, can her get a temporary work
drop, whatever the outcome to mobility scooters are changed for women under stay in the country for now visa of her own.
of the vote. run by women. Not a single Ms. Merkels watch. after an influential law- It would have been a
Alice Schwarzer, the hand goes up. But so deep remains the maker helped her get a tem- real tragedy, on top of the
countrys best-known femin- cultural bias against working porary work visa. initial tragedy she suffered,
ist, put it this way: Since Few women CEOs women, and especially Kuchibhotla, 32, was to attend her husbands fu-
2005, little girls can decide: There are a few women de- working mothers, that some killed at a Kansas bar in Feb- neral in India and then be
Do I become a hairdresser partment heads. But collect- young commentators now ruary. Sunayana fell out of locked out of the U.S. be-
or Chancellor? Ask Auf der ively the apprentices can mention Germanys gender status because her permis- cause of it, Mr. Yoder was
Masch and the 14 other ap- think of more managers issue in the same breath as sion to reside in the U.S. was quoted as saying by The New
prentices in her class how called Thomas than man- Americas race issue. tied to Kuchibhotla through York Times.
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Suzuki to invest 3,900 crore Idea moots
IUC fix after
Centre seeks advisers
US Dollar dddddddddddddddddddd 64.12 ddddddddddddd -0.19
for AI disinvestment
in Gujarat for third car plant 500 cr. loss
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Special Correspondent Floats EoI to take process forward

PRICE CHANGE To invest $180 million in a unit to make lithium ion batteries with Denso, Toshiba Idea Cellular Ltd. has Special Correspondent
ACC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1844.85. . . . . . . . . 1.10 mooted solutions to re- NEW DELHI
Adani Ports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403.10. . . . . . . 13.10 stream in 2019. The Union government on
Ambuja Cements. . . .. . . . . . 284.70. . . . . . . . -1.05
Special Correspondent solve the interconnect us-
Asian Paints. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 1246.05. . . . . . . . -8.90
NEW DELHI The company said it ex- age charge (IUC) imbroglio Thursday floated an expres-
Aurobindo Pharma . . . . . . 766.05. . . . . . . . . 6.05 Japanese auto giant Suzuki pects to generate employ- after suffering a loss of sion of interest (EOI) to ap-
Axis Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519.75. . . . . . . 20.45 Motor Corp. on Thursday an- ment for 10,000 people, in- 500 crore from the fee. point two financial advisers
Bajaj Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2928.35. . . . . . . . -6.60 nounced fresh investments cluding suppliers, with the and one legal adviser for
Bank of Baroda . . . . . .. . . . . . 145.70. . . . . . . . . 1.90
Since more customers
Bharti Airtel . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 398.90. . . . . . . . -2.75
of about $0.6 billion or al- new investment, adding that called from our networks strategic disinvestment of
Bosch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21940.00. . . . . . -72.40 most 3,900 crore in Gujarat it will also construct a hos- to other networks so our Air India, taking forward the
BPCL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500.50. . . . . . . . . 0.30 to add a third car production pital and school near the IUC in net is negative, Idea process to shed a stake in
Cipla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 565.95. . . . . . . 11.55 plant at the Hansalpur Hansalpur facility. the ailing national carrier.
Coal India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255.05. . . . . . . . -1.30
Cellular MD Himanshu
Dr Reddys Lab . . . . . . . .. . . . 2253.35. . . . . . . 36.00
facility. Kapania told The Hindu. The Government of In-
Eicher Motors. . . . . . . . .. 32065.20. . . -161.20 This will take the Japanese Hybrid vehicles Idea has proposed that dia has in-principle decided financial institutions and
GAIL (India). . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 400.95. . . . . . . . -7.05 firms total investment in the The lithium ion batteries total industry minutes be to consider the disinvest- banks for providing advis-
HCL Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 880.80. . . . . . . . . 9.50 facility to about 13,400 plant is expected to go oper- ment of the AI Group as a ory services and managing
HDFC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1771.80. . . . . . . . -6.30
bifurcated into those ter-
HDFC Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1839.40. . . . . . . . -2.45
crore. An investment of ational by 2020. minating on VoLTE net- whole or its constituents the strategic disinvestment
Hero MotoCorp . . . . . .. . . . 3891.25. . . . . . . . -2.30 9,600 crore was committed The batteries will be used works and those terminat- fully or part thereof through process.
Hindalco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247.20. . . . . . . . -0.80 earlier for setting up two Stepping on gas: Once all three plants are operational, the for hybrid vehicles manu- ing on circuit switched strategic sale with transfer The Union Cabinet on
Hind Unilever . . . . . . . . .. . . . 1247.85. . . . . . . . -3.10 plants besides an engine and factured in India and [the of management control, June 28 gave an in-principle
Gujarat facility will have a capacity of 7.5 lakh units. AFP
TDM networks. TRAI could
Indiabulls HFL . . . . . . . .. . . . 1264.80. . . . . . . . -4.05
ICICI Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293.70. . . . . . . . . 1.70
transmission production company would] export then, based on cost data the notice by the Ministry of nod to go for strategic disin-
IndusInd Bank . . . . . . . .. . . . 1728.75. . . . . . -16.00 unit. first wholly-owned car plant 7.5 lakh units, the company these genuinely manufac- and weightage of the two Finances Department of In- vestment of Air India and its
Bharti Infratel . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 370.05. . . . . . . . -0.60 The company, along with in India. said. tured-in-India vehicles to in- types of network termina- vestment and Public Asset subsidiaries and formed a
Infosys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 892.40. . . . . . . . . 8.65 its partners Toshiba and The third plant will have a Currently, the first plant at ternational market, it said. Management (DIPAM) said. Group of Ministers (GoM)
tions, arrive at the IUC.
Indian OilCorp . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 419.70. . . . . . . . . 3.75
ITC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272.00. . . . . . . . . 0.50
Denso, will also invest $180 production capacity of 2.5 Hansalpur, which started op- Last year, Suzuki Motor Alternatively, each oper- led by Finance Minister
Kotak Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1007.60. . . . . . -12.55 million (about 1,150 crore) lakh units annually, same as erations in February this Corp. had joined hands with ator could segerate Applications invited Arun Jaitley to draw the
L&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1214.20. . . . . . . . -9.15 in a separate unit to manu- the first two plants. Once all year, produces Baleno while Toshiba Corporation and minutes terminating on its The government has invited roadmap. The decision to
Lupin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1004.20. . . . . . . 11.80 facture lithium ion batteries. the three plants are opera- the second plant along with Denso to set up a plant in In- applications by October 12 appoint advisers to steer for-
network between VoLTE
M&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1290.75. . . . . . -16.60
Maurti Suzuki . . . . . . . . .. . . . 8070.25. . . . . . -52.35
The Hansalpur-based tional, SMCs Gujarat plant the engine and transmission dia to produce lithium ion and TDM calls and TRAI from reputed investment ward the disinvestment pro-
NTPC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168.65. . . . . . . . -0.30 plant is Suzuki Motor Corp.s will have a total capacity of units is expected to go on batteries. could determine the IUCs. bankers, merchant bankers, cess was taken by the GoM.
ONGC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159.35. . . . . . . . -1.70
PowerGrid Corp . . . . .. . . . . . 213.95. . . . . . . . . 0.20
Reliance Ind . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 843.85. . . . . . . . -5.15
State Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274.20. . . . . . . . . 0.80
Sun Pharma . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 524.65. . . . . . . 21.30
Tata Motors . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 404.40. . . . . . . 14.75
Tata Motors DVR. . . .. . . . . . 230.00. . . . . . . . . 9.90
Utilities to get 6,000 cr. SEBI delays interviews to choose member
Tata Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85.25. . . . . . . . . 0.45
Tata Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 677.70. . . . . . . . -1.95
TCS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2486.95. . . . . . . . -2.25
Tech Mahindra . . . . . . .. . . . . . 441.40. . . . . . . . . 0.60
relief due to GST on coal Postpones meetings to Sept. 25 as some candidates were unavailable on Sept. 11
ASHISH RUKHAIYAR former SEBI officials also in Mr. Mohanty handles cor-
UltraTech Cement . .. . . . 4214.40. . . . . . . 29.55 MUMBAI the fray, the sources added. porate finance and commod-
Vedanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319.70. . . . . . . . -7.40
Wipro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283.45. . . . . . -12.45
CILs net turnover to remain the same due to inverted tax The Securities and Exchange ity derivatives departments
YES Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1851.55. . . . . . . 12.55 Board of India (SEBI) has Fair balance while Mr. Barua looks after
Zee Entertainment . . . . . . 529.30. . . . . . . . -3.40 Special Correspondent ing between 18% to 28% postponed the interviews for According to the second per- enforcement division.
Kolkata which would be refunded to selection of a whole-time son, there is a fair balance Mr. Ranganayakulu,
Changes in the tax structure CIL. member to September 25 between the internal and ex- whose nine-year long stint as
EXCHANGE RATES on coal following the intro- It is an inverted tax after it found a few leading ternal candidates who have an executive director ended
Indicative direct rates in rupees a unit duction of GST would trans- which works out to a 6,000 contenders were unable to made the final cut and a per- in August, was on contract
except yen at 4 p.m. on September 14 meet the regulators selec- son with prior experience in after having been reappoin-
late to a 6,000 crore relief crore annualised relief for
to the power sector, a senior power sector, Mr. Dey said. tion panel on the originally handling equity or commod- ted twice.
US Dollar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 63.92. . . . . . . 64.24
Euro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 75.95. . . . . . . 76.34
Coal India Ltd. (CIL) official While CILs gross turnover scheduled date, two people ity markets would likely be Dr. Saksena, an officer of
British Pound . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 85.20. . . . . . . 85.64 told shareholders on will be impacted due to this, familiar with the develop- preferred. the Indian Economic Ser-
Japanese Yen (100) . .. . 57.74. . . . . . . 58.03 Thursday. its net turnover will remain ment said. Selection equity: Decision An email query sent to vice, is currently serving as
Chinese Yuan . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 9.75. . . . . . . . . 9.80 SEBI thought it is only made to give all probables a SEBI remained unanswered an advisor in the Depart-
Asked about the impact of the same, he added.
Swiss Franc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 66.06. . . . . . . 66.39
Singapore Dollar . . . . . . .. . 47.32. . . . . . . 47.56 demonetisation and GST at Earlier, CIL Chairman Go- fair that all the short-listed fair chance at being picked. till the time of going to press. ment of Economic Affairs
Canadian Dollar . . . . . . . . .. . 52.39. . . . . . . 52.66 the companys annual gen- Coal, which earlier attracted pal Singh said increased out- candidates get an opportun- Among the current SEBI and oversees the commodity
Malaysian Ringitt . . . . . .. . 15.19. . . . . . . 15.28 eral meeting, CILs Director 6% excise and 11% VAT, is put over the last three years, ity to be present before the also help avoid any unneces- officials in the fray are exec- derivatives segment. Till re-
Source:Indian Bank Finance C.K. Dey said there now taxed 5% GST. AFP
had led to foreign exchange selection panel and so based sary controversy later. utive directors S. K. Mohanty cently, he was the economic
had not been much of an im- savings of 25,900 crore. on everyones availability, it The members post, and Ananta Barua. advisor in the Department of
pact due to demonetisation Coal, which had earlier at- Despatch to power utilities has been rescheduled from which fell vacant following The external candidates Financial Services and was
as payments were online. tracted 6% excise and 11% grew by 3% in 2016-17 and the original September 11, the retirement of S. Raman, include Shashank Saksena, J. involved with banking and
September 14 rates in rupees with pre-
vious rates in parentheses GST, however, had brought VAT, was now taxed 5% GST. would have been higher but one of the people, who did is likely to be filled up by an Ranganayakulu and a few pension sector reforms.
Retail Silver (1g) . . . . . . . . . . . 43.80. . . . . (44.20) some changes in the way However, the inputs that it for regulated intake by gen- not wish to be identified, external candidate though public sector bank heads The watchdog has three
22 ct gold (1 g) . .. . . . . . . . . . . 2,853. . . . . (2,869) coal was taxed, he said. provided had a tax rate vary- erating firms, he added. said, adding that it would there are a few internal and and government officials. whole-time member posts.

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IKEA plans to set up
Indian start-up ecosystem is two stores in Chennai
really great, better than Japan Swedish home furnishing giant may invest 2,000 crore
N. Anand 1,000-seater restaurant,

GST cess: Honda Cars

Entrepreneurs here have great talent to create technologies, especially software CHENNAI
Swedish home furnishing
warehouse and play area.

India revises prices Peerzada Abrar company IKEA has initiated Sourcing textiles
CHENNAI talks with the Tamil Nadu Currently, IKEA has been
Honda Cars India Ltd.raised Taizo Son, a mobile games entrepreneur and brother of government to set up two sourcing textiles from five
the prices of Honda City, one of the worlds most powerful technology investors, stores in Chennai, which suppliers in Tiruppur, Tamil
Honda BR-V and Honda CR-V Masayoshi Son, is setting up an agri-food tech accelerator would become operational Nadu, of which one of the
models effective September in India. The 44-year-old billionaire, who built his fortune by 2019-20, according to a oldest suppliers has been as-
11 due to levy of additional as the founder of game-maker GungHo, has set up Gast- top official. sociated with them for 45
compensation cess in GST. We will be setting up two years.
rotope, an accelerator, through his incubator Mistletoe,
The price increase for Honda stores in Chennai and are The number of suppliers
in collaboration with Indian accelerator GSF and In- Juvencio Maeztu
City will be from 11,836 to scouting for land, said Ju- are set to increase and they
18,713 for petrol version fobridge. In an interview, Mr. Son said he considers Ya- vencio Maeztu, chief execut- Hyderabad, Mumbai and will get a chance to be a part
and 18,791 for diesel cars. hoo! co-founder Jerry Yang as his role model rather than ive officer, IKEA India Pvt. Bengaluru. If all goes well, it of IKEA global supply chain,
BR-V (petrol) cars will see an his brother. Edited excerpts: Ltd., the Indian arm of the would take 12 months for he said.
increase of up to 16,994 $30 billion Swedish giant. construction and six months Claiming it would be a
and diesel 18,242. CR-V What triggered your Failure is a necessary pro- We need 8-12 acres of land for getting various ap- win-win situation for all
petrol will see an increase of interest in India? cess to make great things. with clear titles and near provals. The new stores, stakeholders, he said: It
75,304 to 89,069. We cannot avoid failure. metro station. spanning about 4 lakh sq.ft. brings the best of the inter-
Last time I visited India Most of the people are afraid IKEA would be investing each, would be ready by national brands and local
Self-drive car rental
service now on Yatra app
was eight years. This is the
first time for me to be in
of failure before trying some-
thing new. I think it is some <
> Failure is a
necessary process,
date the new agriculture and
food culture utilising the
2,000 crore in the two
stores and provide employ-
2019-20, he said.
The new stores, which
partners together. About
30% of items will be sourced
NEW DELHI Bengaluru. kind of prejudice. you dont have to new technology, design and ment to 4,000 people. would be identical to other from the local market and at
Online travel portal Of course, there are so For the young people, I worry about it ideas and then, if we could This would be the fourth IKEA stores coming up in the same time, provide em- on Thursday said it many investors interested in would like to share that fail- solve some of the issues of location in the country after the country, would feature a ployment to local people.
had partnered Revv Cars to investing in India. Maybe I ure is a necessary process, the Indian supply chain, I be-
offer travellers self-drive car am the last one of the group you dont have to worry My brother and I have a lieve those technology ideas
rental service as part of
efforts to diversify product
to come here. But I am very
keen in solving food issues. I
about it. different approach.
course, we share the ulti-
Of could be adapted to the rest
of the world. And that is the HP unveils Cyient to sell IASI stake
offerings. This alliance allows got some inspiration for up- You have invested over mate goal. His approach is to biggest impact.
small printer
travellers to book their local
and inter-city self-driven
transport on Yatras mobile
dating food supply chain.
Thanks to Rajesh Sawhney
(founder, GSF India), I could
$100 million of personal
wealth in a series of
ventures ranging from
find great companies, accel-
erate them fast and make
them bigger at a global scale.
You moved from Japan to
Singapore for a better for photos to Pratt & Whitney
app, the company said. exchange ideas. I felt it is the self-driving cars to health My role is finding very new start-up culture? How do
Currently, the facility is best time now for me to monitoring toilets, what ideas or technologies and we you view the ecosystem in Special Correspondent Part of plan to exit IT services business
available in nine cities viz come here. qualities do you see in should foster them. India? NEW DELHI
Delhi/NCR, Chandigarh, start-ups? Technology giant HP Inc. Special Correspondent businesses, he said. This is
Jaipur, Bangalore, Mumbai, You built your fortune as You said you dont I met some good Indian on Thursday unveiled its HYDERABAD the second divestment post
Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad the founder of gaming My criteria to invest or not consider Masayoshi Son entrepreneurs last night. I pocket-sized photo printer Engineering design services the sale of Infotech Enter-
and Vizag, it added. PTI firm GungHo. What invest is based on founders. I but Yahoo! Co-founder found they are very passion- Sprocket, in India, which major Cyient Ltd. has de- prises IT Services (IEITS),
lessons would you like to am not judging the invest- Jerry Yang as your role ate and have great talent to would allow users to print cided to divest the 49% which happened in October
BookMyShow features in share about success? ment based on whether they model? create technologies, espe- pictures directly from their equity it holds in Infotech 2015 as a part of Cyients
WhatsApp pilot will become successful or cially software. So, Indian smartphones. The Aerospace Services Inc. strategy to exit IT services
CHENNAI Never give up! It is the not, but whether they are It is because of the age dif- ecosystem is really great and product, targeted at mil- (IASI) to Pratt & Whitney, business.
BookMyShow, an online most important thing to be pursuing important themes. ference. When I was a stu- of course, I am sure way bet- lennials, is priced at which already holds the re- IASI, a joint venture
entertainment ticketing successful....we wont fail. Off course, (besides) having dent, he (Mr.Son) had ter than Japan. Singapore is 8,999. maining 51%. between Pratt & Whitney
platform, said it had become That is a lesson that I learned good vision, they need to already become a great fig- different from both the Using an app on their and Cyient, was established
the first Indian online from my father. have real technology solu- ure. To make someone role countries, the government is Android or iOS phones, Agreement signed in 2003 and provides
ticketing brand to participate We never give up to make tions to make that happen. model, you need to be closer very aggressive and enter- users will be able to cus- A definitive agreement has aerospace defence design,
in the WhatsApp business great things. Not only Also, whether the founders in age. That kind of feeling is prising. It is one of the best tomise the photograph be- been signed, Cyient said on development and related
pilot. BookMyShow has now GungHo, in every start-up I have a great passion to make very important. And Masa places to test new techno- fore printing them. The HP Thursday. services, primarily to United
made WhatsApp a default am involved I tell my col- it happen is the most import- was too big, I couldnt (meet logy. In Japan, there are so Sprocket photo printer We continue to embark Technologies and its busi-
ticket confirmation channel leagues, never give up and ant criteria for me to invest. the) benchmark. many big companies like connects to mobile devices on the journey towards real- ness units. Pratt & Whitney
for all its users. Users, who keep on trying creating best Sony and Toyota. If we need via bluetooth and prints isation of our design-build- is a division of United Tech-
book tickets on things. That is the ultimate But top investors You said India would be to utilise very advanced sci- photographs sized 2x3 maintain strategy, said nologies Corporation.
BookMyShow, will receive a lesson. including Masayoshi Son the centre of innovation? ence, then Japan is one of inches. The HP ZINK pa- Krishna Bodanapu, CEO The transaction would be
message on WhatsApp with are betting big here on the best places. I am using per that would be used for and MD, Cyient. EPS neutral and its closing is
confirmation text or an Failure is a taboo both in e-commerce. What made India is the greatest farm- those (resources) based on printing would cost 539 To enable greater focus subject to regulatory ap-
M-ticket (mobile ticket) QR India as well as Japan? you take the alternative ing country in the world. But my purpose and talking to for a pack of 20 sheets and on the strategy, we have provals and customary clos-
Code, along with an email. How do you deal with it? path? still, it has issues. If we up- everybody. 1,249 for a pack of 50. been exiting the non-core ing conditions, Cyient said.

Govt. committee to review Thailand

team visits
exporters $10 bn.-problem TN SEZ
K.T. Jagannathan
Panel headed by Revenue Secretary to review GST issues CHENNAI
A five-member team from
ARUN S liquidity and enhancing Mr. Sahai said since ex- Thailand headed by Con-
New Delhi their tax burden. porters would have to wait sul-General Krongkanit
A government panel headed till around December (con- Rakcharoen visited AMRL
by the Revenue Secretary Tax credit refund sidering 15 days for issuance SEZ, a multi-product spe-
will meet on September 19 According to Ajay Sahai, dir- of acknowledgement and cial economic zone in
to resolve a $10 billion- ector general and CEO, Fed- another seven days for get- Tirunelveli District of
problem troubling Indias eration of Indian Export Or- ting provisional refund of Tamil Nadu, to explore in-
exporters and its potential ganisations (FIEO), 90% of the total refund vestment opportunities.
adverse impact on jobs. Exporters were expecting claim) for availing refund of Ms. Krongkanit Rakchar-
Official sources told The that the Integrated GST the GST on exports, it would oen and her team met offi-
Hindu that the Revenue Sec- (IGST) refund or refund of mean that they would have cials of the AMRL SEZ and
retary-led Committee on Ex- input tax credit (ITC) would to arrange funds from their also visited a couple of
ports set up on Septem- be available to them in Au- own sources to pay GST for units there to assess the
ber 12 to address exporters gust, 2017 for the exports the July-October period. The ease of doing business, the
concerns over the Goods made during July. He ad- blocked amount for the four advantages, latent techno-
and Services Tax (GST) re- ded, However, since the fil- months time is estimated to logies and benefits of the
gime would, among other ing of (GST returns) GSTR-1,2 be about $10 billion, Mr. zone. The visit was also in-
things, take up the issue of and 3 for July has been ex- Sahai pointed out, adding tended to identify the mar-
inordinate delay in refund tended till October 10, Octo- that the situation could lead ket potential in Tamil Nadu
of GST to exporters and the ber 31 and November 10, re- to huge job losses. for Thailand firms and ex-
consequent blockage of spectively, exporters will not The government should plore possibilities of manu-
working capital that is be able to get the refund by trust the trade, FIEO said in facturing under the Make
severely affecting exporters November. a representation. in India programme.

HSIL aims to double consumer business

Sanitaryware maker banks on water, air purifiers; expansion weighing on profits
Jay Shankar next four years.
BENGALURU The companys expansion
HSIL, Indias top sanitary- plans are acting as a drag on
ware maker with a 40% profits. HSILs net profit fell
share of the organised mar- to 103.2 crore for the year
ket, expects to double its rev- ended March 31, 2017 from
enue from consumer busi- 116.73 crore a year earlier.
ness to more than 250 crore The companys first quarter
in the current financial year profit fell to 11.76 crore from
on increased sales in the e- 30.75 crore the previous
commerce platform and a quarter.
rising demand for water and I think if you see the in-
air purifiers and coolers, vestments in market condi-
Rakesh Kaul, president and tion, the top lines have
chief, consumer business, Tapping potential: Bathroom business is the mainstay as it grown. So we are in control
said in an interview. contributes to almost 50% of HSILs revenue, says Kaul. of the overall business, so
Consumer business as of the next two-three years we
last year was contributing to for the same, he said. saw the company selling wa- will see positive movement.
almost 7-8% of the total HSIl Bathroom business is our ter heaters suited for Indian
business but is growing mainstay as it contributes to conditions, Mr. Kaul said. Top on portals
handsomely, in the sense, almost 50% of the revenue, So, that is almost seven odd For us, e-commerce grew at
for the last two odd years we Mr. Kaul said. We have been categories where we are about 500% last year. It has
have been growing consecut- in this business for the last present in the consumer been phenomenal. So much
ively 128% and 129%, Mr. 57-odd years and we have business. so that in kitchen space, in
Kaul said. the glass business as well In the consumer business, the chimney segment, we
This year also we are ex- where we are number two as Mr. Kaul wants to grab a pie are the undisputed number
pected to double up the far as market share is con- of a market worth about $3 one on most of the e-com-
business, so the contribution cerned. billion by 2022. merce portals like Flipkart,
of the consumer business is In the last few years, the So, it is still a substan- Amazon, etc. So, we have es-
growing up significantly. company got into air cool- tially large field to play in. So tablished a very strong
Last year we clocked at 129 ers, water purifiers, air puri- currently, we will just focus brand presence out there.
crore and this year we are fiers and water heaters. In on these big categories. Wa- For consumer business,
expected to do plus 250 July 2015, an association ter purifier itself is expected currently, 21% is coming
crore. We are already in line with Frances Atlantic Group to be around $2 billion in the from e-commerce.
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Davis Cup semifinals: Neo
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The Finisher has unfinished business It will be exciting to
bat at No. 4: Head
Snooker: Indian Open, Sony Dhoni should consistently raise the bar in order to be in contention for the 2019 World Cup Sports reporter
ESPN (SD & HD), 6 p.m.
Pakistan vs World XI, 3rd S. Dinakar line-up. He has so often been Chennai
T20, DSport, 7.30 p.m. Chennai the link between the special- After trying out a handful of
La Liga: Sony TEN 2, (SD & M.S. Dhoni flashed a familiar ist batsmen and the lower or- players at No. 4 unsuccess-
HD), 12.30 a.m. (Saturday). smile and extended his arm. der. fully, Australias stand-in-
His handshake was firm, as He can rally when the coach David Saker has iden-
IN BRIEF always. chips are down, build part- tified Travis Head for the
Moments earlier he had nerships and pilot the side crucial spot. The left-
been swarmed by fans in the home. Take the India Sri handed batsman had a good
hotel lobby even as he Lanka ODI this season at outing at that position in the
alighted from the lift. Pallekele for instance. lone practice match two Travis Head.
Dhonis popularity has not Pursuing 237, India days ago, scoring a half-cen- *
dipped a tad. slumped 131 for seven before tury (65) against the Board
Dressed in a tight t-shirt Dhoni (45 not out) guided Presidents team. not played in India but for a
and jeans, he appeared su- the side to victory along with Yeah, excited by it. few matches in the IPL.
per fit. Do I have any other Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He Hopefully, the chance to go
choice, he quipped. does add weight and experi- up the order again. It was More than prepared
A professional athletes ence to the order. nice to get some time in the However, the Aussie bats-
life can be hard. You come Of course, he might not middle the other day, get a man said that he is more
under a microscope. Then have the eye of a 28-year-old. feel for the wicket and con- than prepared, saying: I
Serena shows off
there are questions that fol- Years of cricket do take their ditions, said Head about his have played a couple of IPLs
baby girl Alexis
low Is he getting on in age, toll. And his ploy of taking promotion in the batting though I havent played
is he slowing down? the game deep and explod- line-up. much, but I have adapted to
American tennis star Serena
The India-Australia lim- ing at the finish has come in With opener Aaron Finch it. I dont change my game
Williams on Wednesday
ited overs series beginning at for some criticism particu- a doubtful starter for the plan. I stay pretty relaxed
announced the name and
the M.A. Chidambaram Sta- larly when the tactic fails to opener, lot depends on the and play the conditions and
released first pictures of her
dium here on Sunday could come off. middle order and Head, what is needed at certain
baby girl, revealing that they
see Dhoni answering many Secret of success: M.S. Dhoni, who has a record 100 stumpings, knows too well that the odd His 114-ball 54 against the along with explosive bats- time of the game and try to
had spent a week in the
of those queries. mistake is often remembered more than a weighty contribution. AP * West Indies in the ODI at man Glenn Maxwell will stay pretty open-minded.
hospital following the Sept. 1
As a wicket-keeper bats- North Sound is a case in have to shoulder the re- In the warm-up game, the
birth in Florida because of
man, Dhoni comprehends challenges ahead could get breaks between series, and gion of supporters in these point. India went down by 11 sponsibility during the Australians were a bit
unspecified complications.
only too well that the odd his competitive juices flow- he has to keep his focus. And parts. runs and Dhoni couldnt middle overs. And it is a shoddy on the field spilling
Meet Alexis Olympia
mistake is often re- ing. each time he fails to live up There will be a roar when quite be the finisher that day. challenge the 23-year old few catches and Head ac-
Ohanian Jr. the former world
membered more than a For most part, he has sped to his own high standards, he enters the ground here But then, he still has the feels he is ready for. knowledged that it could, at
No. 1 and 23-time Grand Slam
weighty contribution. down the highway to success he will be under even more for the first India-Australia bat speed, dexterous wrists Yeah, once it is set up times, make the difference
champion said in postings on
and milestones, his biker scrutiny. ODI. and the power to dismantle from the opening batters between winning and los-
her social media sites that
Glittering career spirit shining through. Yet, there could be some attacks on his day. Dhoni still and top-order, hopefully me ing.
included a video diary of her
He has to be on his toes, si- Dhoni has crossed the sting in the tail of a fulfilling A legend covers ground like a panther and Glenn can do that role Fielding could win or
pregnancy. REUTERS
lence the doubters and build 300-game mark in ODIs; has tale which could climax in India coach Ravi Shastri has between the wickets and still through the backend of the lose you a game. The Aus-
Premier Futsal: Warriors on what has been a glittering a record 100 stumpings in the ICC 2019 World Cup. backed Dhoni to continue in possesses those fast hands to innings. We have done it be- tralians pride themselves on
meet Dragons career. At 36, much of his in- them. These are times Dhoni is here in a city that the side, appreciates his abil- effect lighting stumpings and fore and we complement their fielding and we have
MUMBAI credible journey from a though when he may have to is only too familiar to him. As ity, fitness and commitment. run-outs. This celebrated each other in the side. worked hard on that skill.
Krystal Mumbai Warriors and small town to the big, bold negotiate some tight bends. the talismanic skipper who He is a legend, says Shastri. cricketer still has some gas Head, who has played 25 We make sure we go in and
Delhi Dragons will lock horns lights of international cricket Dhoni no longer plays Test fired Chennai Super Kings to In a side of stroke-makers, left in the tank. Dhoni has ODIs since his debut last do that in pressure
in the Premier Futsal is behind him. But then, the cricket, there can be long several triumphs, he has a le- Dhoni offers stability to the some unfinished business. year, averages 40 but has situations.
Season-2 opening match at
the Dome, National Sports
Club of India (NSCI) on Friday.
Former Manchester United
star Ryan Giggs will lead
Dhawan to miss first NCA meeting:
Shah peeved
I would like to play as Sindhu and
Sameer in
Warriors and Brazilian legend
Ronaldinho, Dragons. three one-dayers at his many games as possible last eight
The franchise-based league
will be played in Mumbai,
Bengaluru (from Sept. 15 to omission S. Dipak Ragav
Press Trust of India
24) and the semifinals and
final will be played at Dubai G. Viswanath At a time when there is a lot P.V. Sindhu and Sameer
Sports City on Sept. 26 and
Mumbai of talk about long schedules Verma advanced to the
Oct. 1. The chairman of the Na- and rotation policy, India quarterfinals with straight-
tional Cricket Academy opener Rohit Sharma has game wins in the second
(NCA), Niranjan Shah, is said that he would not be round but P. Kashyap and
peeved that he has not been skipping matches. B. Sai Praneeth bowed out
sent notice for the NCA India has a packed sched- of the $600,000 Korea
Board meeting in New Delhi ule, especially in the shorter Open Super Series badmin-
on Friday. format, with the team having ton tournament here on
Shah has asked the just completed a five-match Thursday.
BCCIs acting-secretary, ODI series against Sri Lanka Olympic silver medallist
Aaron Finch and Shikhar Dhawan. * FILE PHOTOS: PTI Amitabh Choudhary to res- a fortnight back. Sindhu saw off Thailands
chedule the meeting giving The team will play eleven Nitchaon Jindapol 22-20, 21-
Good day for Ashwin and Special Correspondent the emerald isle to tend to notice of sufficient period more ODIs before the end of Rohit Sharma... hoping to be injury-free. * PHOTO: M. VEDHAN 17 to set up a clash with Ja-
Worcestershire Chennai his ailing mother. to all members and includ- the year, starting with Aus- pans Minatsu Mitani, a
WORCESTERSHIRE In-form opener Shikhar ing himself, so that all can tralia here on Sunday, before an opportunity I want to be scoring two centuries. bronze medallist at the
R. Ashwin picked up two for Dhawan has been released Finch aggravates injury prepare and contribute at New Zealand and Sri Lanka on the field. The 30-year old also had 2014 World
36 to add to his first innings from the India squad for the Australian opener Aaron the meeting. come calling. With an eye on the 2019 words of encouragement for Championships.
tally of two for 132 as first three one-dayers Finch, too, is a doubtful In a letter addressed to Speaking at the opening World Cup, the selectors Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Syed Modi GP Gold win-
Leicestershire was left against Australia owing to starter for the first ODI here Choudhary, Shah has ex- of the Adidas HomeCourt rested R. Ashwin and Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. ner Sameer defeated Hong
struggling at 111 for seven in his wifes illness. on September 17. pressed surprise that the concept store here on Ravindra Jadeja. Rohit said, He emphasised the need of Kongs Wong Wing Ki Vin-
its second innings against The team has decided not Finch aggravated an in- the NCA Board meeting has Thursday, the Mumbai bats- We all are used to tight having wrist spinners in the cent 21-19, 21-13 and will
Worcestershire on Thursday. to seek anyone as a replace- jury to his calf muscle dur- been called (on Sept. 15) man said: To me, cricketers schedule with so much squad. need to raise his game
Earlier, the Indian all-rounder ment for Dhawan since the ing training here on and that a notice has not have limited career. We have cricket being played. It is not Chahal and Kuldeep are when he faces local favour-
chipped in with a 44 (50b, side already has two bats- Thursday. He had first been sent to him. to make the most of the time something that is happening very promising talents. We ite Son Wan Ho.
6x4) as the host was men, K.L. Rahul and Ajinkya picked up the injury while The omission and exclu- and there are no excuses of now. We need guys who are always look forward to them The results: Men: Sameer
dismissed for 493 in reply to Rahane, who can open the turning out for Surrey sion of anyone and/or un- burnout or being on tight more than 100 % fit which is to give the breakthrough Verma bt Wong Wing Ki Vin-
the visitors 404. innings with Rohit Sharma. earlier in the season. due haste in holding such schedule. We have to play as why we have this rotation when required. We all know cent (HK) 21-19, 21-13; Son
The scores: Leicestershire Dhawan, who struck an If Finch misses out, meetings would show lack much we can. policy. wrist spinners are always Wan Ho (Kor) bt P. Kashyap 21-
404 & 111 for seven vs unbeaten 132 in the Dambu- Hilton Cartwright may be of transparency, fairness He added, I am coming The stylish right-hander helpful and they always 16, 17-21, 21-16; Wang Tzu-wei
Worcestershire 493. lla ODI against Sri Lanka David Warners partner for and equity, especially in back from an injury. I want now comes into the tourna- come up with a mystery de- (Tpe) bt B. Sai Praneeth 21-13,
had, ironically, returned the opening game of the matters that would have sig- to play as many games as ment on the back of a very livery. We can hope they go 26-24. Doubles: Satwiksairaj
Svidler ends Xiangzhis home early from the tour of series. nificant financial impact. possible. Whenever there is good series in Sri Lanka, from strength to strength. Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty bt
dream run Jhe-Huei Lee & Yang Lee (Tpe)
TBILISI (GEORGIA) 23-21, 16-21, 21-8.
Peter Svidler ended the
dream run of Bu Xiangzhi,
clinching both rapid tie-break
games to score an emphatic
Double delight for Indrajith Yuki and Ramkumar Womens: P.V. Sindhu bt
Nitchaon Jindapol (Tha) 22-
20, 21-17.

3-1 victory for a place in the

quarterfinals of the chess
World Cup on Thursday.
Kamesh Srinivasan
B. Indrajith grew from
equipped to pull it off Jeevan &
The Russian will face strength to strength, finish-
Frenchman Maxime Vachier- ing with a maiden double Canadas hopes rest on in-form Denis Shapovalov Divij enter
Lagrave, a 3.5-2.5 winner over hundred, as India Red
Russias Alexander Grischuk in
the longest encounter.
rubbed salt into India Blues Press Trust of India semifinals
wounds on the second day of EDMONTON
The days other winners were the Duleep Trophy at the India will expect Yuki Bham- SPORTS BUREAU
Wesley So, Vladimir Fedoseev Green Park Stadium on bri and Ramkumar ISTANBUL
and Richard Rapport. Thursday. Ramanathan to repeat their Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
The results (pre- With the team on 205 for recent giant-killing acts and Divij Sharan overcame
quarterfinals): Peter Svidler nine when Vijay Gohil joined when the team takes on a slow start to beat the al-
(Rus) bt Bu Xianghi (Chn) 3-1; him, Indrajith was on 59. He Canada in its fourth straight ternate entrants from Ger-
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra)
reached the milestone with a attempt to qualify for the many Robin Kern and
bt Alexander Grischuk (Rus)
six, before bringing the cur- Davis Cup World Group here Marc Sieber 4-6, 6-0,
3.5-2.5; Wesley So (USA) bt
tains on a record last-wicket on Friday. [10-8] in the quarterfinals
Baadur Jabova (Geo) 2.5-1.5;
partnership, skying a kneel- Big appetite: B. Indrajith, right, feasted on the India Blue Yuki has matured as of the $75,000 Challenger
Vladimir Fedoseev (Rus) bt
Maxim Rodshtein (Isr) 3-1; ing drive into deep cover. bowlers while compiling a double hundred. KAMESH SRINIVASAN * player and shown the men- tennis tournament on
Richard Rapport (Hun) bt The 178-run partnership tal toughness, requisite to Thursday.
Evgeniy Najer (Rus) 2.5-1.5. between Indrajith and Vijay nings. After being hit for a six Total (in 108.3 overs): 383. sustain pressure of Davis Other results: $25,000 ITF
Gohil blew away the previous which brought Indrajith his Fall of wickets: 1-70, 2-74, 3- Cup. Ramkumar, with his big Capable bunch: Rohan Bopanna, Ramkumar Ramanathan, women, Redding, USA:
record of 139 set by Vijay Ya- double hundred, Tiwary 91, 4-99, 5-123, 6-138, 7-159, serve and ever-improving fit- Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni, marshalled by the Doubles: First round: Sandra
dav and Maninder Singh for managed to entice a mishit. 8-195, 9-205. ness, also gives confidence. experienced Mahesh Bhupathi, will harbour hopes of making Samir (Egy) & Karman Kaur
North Zone against South in India Blue responded effi- India Blue bowling: Pankaj Rao Of late, the two have the World Group. TENNIS CANADA TWITTER PAGE
* Thandi bt Kana Daniel (Jpn) &
Surat in 1991-92. In that 9-1-33-0; Ankit Rajpoot 24-3- shown encouraging results Nika Kukharchuk (Rus) 6-2,
ciently, scoring 216 for three
earlier record, 164 runs had 56-3; Jaydev Unadkat 22-2- and instil hope that they are
been added after the ninth
in 61 overs.
72-2; Bhargav Bhatt 29-0- capable of pulling off a win
$15,000 ITF women, Hua
While seasoned opener The semifinals
wicket had fallen, but 25 of 106-1; Akshay Wakhare 12-1- over the in-form Denis Hin: Quarterfinals: Lulu Sun
Hanuma Vihari was un- 47-1; Suresh Raina 6-0-31-1; B France v Serbia (Lille) (Sui) bt Sai Samhitha 7-6(5),
those were penalties for slow beaten on a watchful 86 off Shapovalov and his how the tie will shape up for
Arjun Maini not ready to over rate. Manoj Tiwary 5.3-0-30-2; teammates. India. 6-4; Rutuja Bhosale bt Mi
163 balls, skipper Suresh B Belgium v Australia
Deepak Hooda 1-0-3-0. Zhuoma You (Chn) 6-2, 6-1.
test F1 car this season Indrajith and Vijay Gohil, Raina entertained the fans Shapovalov recently be- In doubles, Rohan (Brussels)
India Blue 1st innings: Samit Doubles: Semifinals: Zeel De-
SINGAPORE who remained unbeaten on with a vibrant half-century. came the youngest player to Bopanna and Saketh DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Gohil c Karthik b Karn 32, sai & Y. Pranjala bt Sigi Cao &
Indian teenager Arjun Maini 34 off 83 balls, a knock that reach the fourth round of Myneni, who recently re-
The scores: India Red 1st in- Hanuma Vihari (batting) 86, Yixuan Li (Chn) 6-2, 6-4; Al-
has a long way to go before was studded with six confid- the US Open. covered from a foot injury, India last played in the
nings: Priyank Panchal lbw b Manoj Tiwary c Pant b Thampi exander Walters (Aus) & Ru-
he gets a chance to test a ent hits to the fence, left little 20, Suresh Raina c Panchal b
Tackling Vasek Pospisil, make a formidable pairing. World Group in March 2011 tuja Bhosale bt Elaine Genov-
Rajpoot 36, Sudip Chatterjee b
Formula One car, confirmed room for any confusion as Raina 34, Rahul Singh Gahlaut c Gohil 52, Deepak Hooda (bat- the other singles player, On the other side of the net when it was crushed 4-1 by ese (Mlt) & Emma Hurst (GBr)
the US-owned Haas F1 team they beat the record by a Kishan b Rajpoot 7, Dinesh ting) 23; Extras (lb-2, nb-1): 3; should not be a big problem would be the seasoned then defending champion 3-6, 6-2, [10-4].
principal Guenther Steiner. mile, even though they were Karthik lbw b Bhargav 15, B. In- Total (for three wkts. in 61 for Yuki and Ramkumar. Daniel Nestor and Pospisil or Serbia. $15,000 ITF women, Cairo:
We looked at Arjun and were unaware of the numbers. drajith c Bhargav b Tiwary 200, overs): 216. Pospisil might be higher- Bradley Schnur, who is yet If the players guide the First round: Naomi Totka
convinced that he has the After skipper Suresh Raina Rishabh Pant b Wadhare 15, Fall of wickets: 1-47, 2-86, ranked than the Indians but to play a Davis Cup match. country to the elite 16-na- (Hun) bt Shweta Rana 6-4,
talent. Getting him into a F1 had rotated eight bowlers in Karn Sharma c Kishan b Rajpoot 3-159. is coming into the tie after The indoor courts will tion World Group, it will be 4-6, 6-1; Emma Lene (Fra) bt
car would attract good an attempt to break the part- 10, C.V. Milind b Tiwary 9, India Red bowling: Karn five straight loses on the ATP also make it a high-intensity a memorable achievement Snehal Mane 6-2, 6-1.
publicity but it wont help nership, which had added 92 Siddharth Kaul c Raina b Un- Sharma 14-2-51-1; Siddharth Tour. tie with India captain Ma- for Bhupathi in only his Doubles: Warona Mdlulwa
him at this stage of his career. runs to it on Thursday, it was adkat 13, Basil Thampi c Raina b Kaul 12-2-26-0; Basil Thampi If Yuki or Ramkumar can hesh Bhupathi already ad- second tie as captain after (RSA) & Snehal Mane bt Adele
He is still too young for it, Manoj Tiwary who suc- Unadkat 4, Vijay Gohil (not out) 12-0-61-1; C.V. Milind 9-2- get a point on day one, it will mitting that margin of error taking over from Anand Am- Diana Biba & Agnes Omella
said Steiner. PTI ceeded in ending the Red in- 34; Extras (b-2, lb-3, nb-1): 6; 26-0; Vijay Gohil 14-3-50-1. make a huge difference to would be very less. ritraj. Biba (Cmr) 6-2, 7-6(1).
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Sanave and
Rupesh Delhis cricket woes seem to Uncertainty over Sangram
on course
Stan Rayan
multiply with every passing day Cottalordas future Womens boxing coach states several
Special Correspondent
New Delhi
World Pro champion San-
KOCHI gram Singh will hit the mat
Top-seeded Sanave issues have caused the situation after a year-long gap in the
Thomas and Rupesh Ku- The State selectors are concerned about the whereabouts of Ishant Sharma first KD Jadhav Memorial
mar brushed aside Switzer- Y.B. Sarangi International Kushti Cham-
lands Philippe Gabella and Vijay Lokapally KOLKATA pionship when he takes on
Raphael Lienhard 21-7, 21- NEW DELHI The uncertainty over Indian Americas star wrestler
10 to enter the above-35 Delhis season of cricket womens boxing coach Kevin Radford in the bout
mens doubles quarterfi- woes seems to have taken off Stephane Cottalordas fu- at the Talkatora Stadium
nals of the Manorama BWF from last year. From the de- ture has provided a head- here on Friday.
World senior badminton sire of handing the reigns of ache to the Boxing Federa- Sangram, who was brim-
championships here on captaincy to a responsible tion of India (BFI) and the ming with confidence on
Thursday. and disciplined player to Sports Authority of India the eve of his fight, said, I
Other results (pre-quarterfi- finding the right combina- (SAI). The Frenchman, who have worked hard for this
nals): V. Diju & J.B.S. Vidhy- tion to see the team past the returned to Paris earlier this bout and have even lost
adhar bt Rudy Sototo (GBr) & first stage the challenges for month, has sent an email to eight kilos. I have been
Ryo Tazo (Jpn) 21-11, 21-11. the Justice (Retd.) Vikramajit the BFI, stating that several eagerly waiting for this day
Above-55 singles: Harjit Sen-administered associ- issues have forced him to Stephane Cottalorda. *
PTI and I am sure Kevin, des-
Singh bt Fred Fiebeg (Ger) 14- ation seem to multiply with have a second thought over pite his stamina and speed,
21, 21-12, 21-9. every passing day. his association with Indian DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
will stand no chance in
The Cricket Advisory boxing. B A federation source front of my capabilities.
Committee (CAC), appointed He is raising issues such believes the coach has
Sudipta by Justice Sen with former as the delay in payment of problems in gelling with
the Indian system
Not intimidated
India all-rounder Madan Lal his salary for the month of The US wrestler, however,
stuns Sarah as its chairman, is working August and issues related to
social security and accom-
was not intimidated. He re-
overtime to stitch the loose with the French team. acted, saying: I dont be-
SPORTS BUREAU ends that dogged the teams modation, a BFI official, He added that the coach lieve in watching videos of
CHANDIGARH preparations in all age who is handling the matter, also had issues over the fed- my opponents. But Im
Sudipta Senthilkumar groups last year. told The Hindu on Thursday. erations requirement of se- young and quick and Im
fought her way past third From organising practice Since he is yet to have a lecting the team about a positive about surprising
seed Sarah Dev 7-6(1), 3-6, sessions, backed by basic fa- PAN card, he is having prob- month in advance in the him with a few tricks of my
7-5 in the under-18 girls cilities, to warding off the lems in getting his dues. run-up to a tournament. own.
semifinals of the AITA su- pressures from various quar- Still, the SAI, which pays We can hardly do anything The fight night will have
Tough situation: Delhi faces the issue of finding replacement grounds for Ferozeshah Kotla,
per series junior tennis ters that influence the selec- him directly, released 70% about this. The SAI needs a different format and will
which will be out of bounds for the Ranji Trophy matches. AFP *

tournament, organised by tion, including appointment of his salary on Sept. 6. some time to process things have six rounds of three
Shivalik Public School here of a new captain, the CAC According to Board rules, Singh Stadium, Palam may not be available for both and the embassies take their minutes each to decide the
on Thursday. has put up a stoic front. But the venue hosting an Inter- ground and Jamia Millia the games. Categorical denial time to issue visas. winner and the fight will be
The results: the problems have only national match is not permit- ground. Given the current The senior State selectors The BFI official categorically A federation source be- taking place in the ring
Boys: Under-18 (semifinals): grown. ted to conduct any other status, Palam ground is best are also concerned about the denied that the 41-year-old lieves that the coach has with an elevated mat.
Calvin Golmei bt Gunjan Like in the past, Delhi match three weeks ahead of suited for Delhi. whereabouts of fast Cottalorda had put in his pa- problems in gelling with
Jadhav 6-2, 1-6, 6-2; Krishan faces the issue of finding re- that fixture. The pitch and the ground bowler Ishant Sharma, who pers. On one hand, his let- the Indian system, while
Hooda bt Aaryan Zaveri 7-6
(6), 3-6, 6-4.
placement grounds for
Ferozeshah Kotla, which will
Delhis Ranji Trophy
matches against Uttar Pra-
are reportedly in excellent
conditions even though
had claimed he was in Eng-
land to play county cricket.
ter says that due to lack of
professionalism and seri-
the mens foreign coach,
Swedish Santiago Nieva, had Puttanna
Doubles (final): Sushant Da- be out of bounds for the desh (Nov. 1-4) and Maha- Roshanara Club has offered Interestingly, Ishant had ousness I would not return no such issues.
bas & Divesh Gahlot bt
Shashikant Rajput & Calvin
Ranji Trophy matches due to rashtra (Nov. 17-20) clash its services to Delhi to play tweeted on August 14, Con- to India anymore and on Nevertheless, the BFI offi- passes away
International fixtures. The with the international the two matches at its plus- trary to the news rounds the other hand it says resol- cial claimed that the federa-
Golmei 5-7, 7-6(2), [10-7]. authorities have received in- matches slated at the Kotla. green ground. through various sites, I have ution of all the problems tion as well as the SAI had BENGALURU Former trainer
Under-14 (semifinals): dications that Kotla could be The Delhi team manage- The Delhi team manage- not signed Warwickshire or would condition my return been supportive of the B. Puttanna (67) passed
Krishan Hooda bt Kartik Sax- to India.
the venue for a Twenty20 ment is now looking desper- ment is apprehensive about any other county. But the Frenchman and would like away here on Thursday
ena 6-0, 4-0 concd.; Sushant
match against New Zealand ately for alternate venues in trying out the Jamia Millia, lanky speedster has not re- The BFI official pointed to convince him to continue after prolonged illness.
Dabas bt Arjun Gohad 6-3,
and the Test against Sri Delhi. The grounds available which has an untested pitch, ported for the ongoing pre- out that Cottalorda had not his association with the In- Puttanna is survived by
Lanka. are Roshanara Club, Karnail while Karnail Singh Stadium paratory camp. yet resigned from his job dian women. wife, son and daughter.
Doubles (final): Jitin Kumar
Chetry & Sarabjot Singh bt
Akash Deb & Kartik Parihar
6-4, 7-6(4).
Girls: Under-18 (semifinals):
Aster Rose claims FIFA delegation
Prinkle Singh bt Himaanshika
6-2, 6-2; Sudipta Senthilku-
mar bt Sarah Dev 7-6(1), 3-6,
Kangra appeals most Maharajas Cup meets city giants
MYSURU: Kangra appeals most in TROPHY (Div. II), (1,400m), rated 1. KANGRA, 2. CASTANEA MYSURU: Ms. Ameeta Mehras As- Badshah (M. Rajesh Kumar) 3,
Under-14 (semifinals): the Karnataka Racehorse Owners 40 to 65, 3-10: 1. Duke Of Clarence ter Rose (Suraj Narredu astride)
Sudipta Senthilkumar bt
Deepshikha Sriram 4-6, 6-4,
Association Mysore 1000 Guineas
(1,600m), the first classic event of
(13) A. Imran Khan 60, 2. Idealist
(8) Srinath 60, 3. Racing Fire (1)
(1,600m), rated 40 to 65, 5-y-o
& over, 4-55: 1. Galaxy Queen (11)
claimed the Maharajas Cup, the
feature event of the races held
Anvill Star (Arshad Alam) 4. All
ran. 7-1/2, 1-1/2 and 1-1/2. 1m,
09.37s. 16 (w), 11, 44 and 14 9p).
Special Correspondent
We are prepared to pay
the entry fee if required,
6-1; Renne Singla bt Renee the season to be held here on Fri- Rayan Ahmed 59.5, 4. Dagobert A. Velu 62.5, 2. Ambitious Reward here on Thursday. The winner is FP: 295. Q: 192. SHP: 157. Favour- said a top East Bengal offi-
day (Sept. 15). (2) Ashhad Asbar 59, 5. Manta Ray A delegation of officials
Singh 6-2, 7-5. (3) Nazerul Alam 61, 3. Chandini trained by Arjun Mangalorkar. ite: Silver Ikon. Trinalla: 818 and cial Debabrata Sarkar.
There will be no false rails. (9) P. Mani 58.5, 6. Natanza (12) (14) Madhu Babu 59.5, 4. Mystic 232. Owner & trainer: Mr. B. from footballs world gov-
Doubles (final): Renee Singh
& Renne Singla bt Mekhala 1 PSYCHIC STRENGTH PLATE
(1,100m), rated 00 to 25, 2-00
Chetan Gowda 58, 7. Perfect Leg-
acy (5) Janardhan P 57, 8. Plat-
Music (10) S. John 59, 5. Summer
Dawn (4) Janardhan P 58.5, 6.
(1,400m), rated 00 to 25: RE-
VERBERATING (V.R. Jagdeesh) 1,
Prithviraj. erning body, FIFA, visited
the three city clubs East
The IFA sided with the
heritage clubs saying that
Manna & Ria Washimkar 6-2,
p.m.: 1. Scorpene (2) A. Qureshi
62, 2. Golden Steps (12) M.
inum Pearl (6) G. Rohith 56.5, 9.
Prize Finder (3) Adarsh 56, 10.
Turf Magic (7) Suraj Narredu 55.5,
Torch Bearer (9) A. Qureshi 58, 7.
Ascendency (1) S. Hussain 56.5, 8.
Ultimate Glory (Sai Kiran) 2,
Moonlight Love (Arshad Alam) 3,
5 MAHARAJAS CUP (1,600m), 4-
y-o & over, (Terms): ASTER
ROSE (Suraj Narredu) 1, Savannah
Bengal, Mohun Bagan and
Mohammedan Sporting
the clubs should not be
kept in the same bracket as
Naveen 61, 3. Always United (10) Frenemee (2) Rajesh Kumar 56.5, Universal Law (P.P. Dhebe) 4. All
11. All In (10) Gautam Raj 55, 12. Sound (Dashrath Singh) 2, Star
Arshad Alam 60.5, 4. Oceana (3) 9. Real Steel (12) Irvan Singh 56.5, ran. 3-1/4, 1-1/2 and 2-1/2. 1m, Nijinsky (Srinath) 3, Airco (Ar-
on Thursday. franchise clubs for having
Nazerul Alam 60, 5. Touch Of Ro- Brave Admiral (11) A. Baandal 54.5 10. Alecia (8) Ajeet Kumar 55.5, 11.
Kamlesh mance (1) Rayan Ahmed 59.5, 6.
Mr Big Shot (9) Santosh Kumar
and 13. Hidden Soldier (4) Kiran
Rai 54.
Alexandrite (7) Jagadeesh 55.5, 12.
Back Of Beyond (13) P.P. Dhebe
24.93. 32 (w), 13,15 and 51 (p).
FP: 226. Q: 104. SHP: 41. Trinalla:
2062 and 1256. Favoutite: Rever-
shad Alam) 4. Not run: Queen Of
Clubs. Nk., Sh. hd. and hd. 1m,
The two-member delega-
tion comprising FIFA con-
taken the sport to a level
when sponsors started in-
34.56s. 15 (w), 11, 27 and 18 (p). vesting in football, said the
in final 59, 7. Sancy (5) Ajay Kumar 58.5, 1. IDEALIST, 55, 13. Sagrada (6) A. Ramu 54.5 sultant Nic Coward and the
2. DUKE OF CLARENCE, berating. Owner: Mr. B.E. Vas- FP: 157. Q: 151. SHP: 89. Trinalla:
8. Al Dahma (4) S. Hussain 57.5, 9. and 14. Happy Victory (5) Kiran anth Kumar. Trainer: Kishan 525 and 155. Favourite: Aster head of AFC-UEFA Affairs IFA secretary Utpal Ganguli.
Durer (8) K. Raghu 56.5, 10. Ester- 3. TURF MAGIC Rai 53. Thomas. Rose. Owner: Ms. Ameeta Mehra. Alex Phillips were accom- The FIFA delegation will
hazy (11) Irvan Singh 56, 11.
Heidrun (7) Antony Raj 55 and 12. 4 MAJ. SARDAR L. MA-
(1,400m), rated 20 to 45: KIR
Trainer: Arjun Mangalorkar. panied by the I-League CEO be doing a market research

Kamlesh Shukla, Chandra

Honey Wen Money (6) Rajesh Ku-
mar 54.
TROPHY (Div. I), (1,400m), rated
40 to 65, 3-45: 1. Emperador (4)
(1,200m), rated 40 to 65, 4-
Sunanda Dhar and Chirag
Tanna, who represented the
after the visit and prepare a
draft based on it. This will
Bhushan and Pradeep Ku-
mar Gupta made the finals
Irvan Singh 60, 2. Tax Free (12) R.
Pradeep 59, 3. Campeon (11) Ajeet
(1,200m), rated 20 to 45, 5-y-o
& over, 5-30: 1. Protector Of Paris
(Gautam Raj) 2, Amazing (Raja
Rao) 3, Zagato (M. Rajesh Kumar)
y-o & over: DARE THE DON (S.R.
Santosh Kumar) 1, Point (Arshad Indian Super League. then be presented to the na-
3. HONEY WEN MONEY Kumar 58.5, 4. Jolfa (6) Yogesh 4. Not run: The Disciple and Ad- Alam) 2, Be Bold (M. The FIFA team met the tional federation, AIFF, after
(9) Sahanawaz 61.5, 2. Accuracy miral Act. Nose, 2-1/4 and 1-3/4.
of various age groups in the Vinod 58.5, 5. Areca Cruise (1) Prabhakaran) 3, Grek Goddess all the stakeholders of the
ITF grade-5 seniors tennis 2 PANCHGANI PLATE (Div. II),
(1,200m), rated 20 to 45, 5-y-o
& over, 2-35: 1. Malkia (6) Praveen
Antony Raj 58, 6. Into The Spot-
light (13) Srinath 58, 7. Star Style
(12) S. Shareef 61, 3. Wild Wild An-
gels (5) Dhanu Singh 61, 4. Rare
1m, 25.32s. 28 (w), 12,15 and 73
(p). FP: 124. Q: 58. SHP: 31.
(A. Sandesh) 4. All ran. Nk. nk.
and 1-3/4. 1m, 10.52s. 998 (w),
senior functionaries of the
clubs, which share a history two leagues have been given
tournament on Thursday. And Bold (7) A. Ramu 60.5, 5. Trinalla: 2411 and 2497. Favour- 110, 21, 13 (p). FP: 12789. Q: 1762. of more than a century, and a hearing, it was learnt.
Shinde 60, 2. Princeazeem (5) (10) A. Velu 58, 8. Queenofgood- Stellar Ambition (10) Ashhad As-
Kamlesh will play K. Dhanu Singh 59, 3. Matteo (13) times (2) P. Mani 57.5, 9. Tzar (14) ite: Kir Royale. Owners: Mr. P.M. SHP: 69. Trinalla: 32384 and the president and secretary
bar 59.5 6. Fantasy Queen (11) Ar- Nanaiah & Mrs. Neetu Kamath. 6939. Favourite: Be Bold. Owner: Meanwhile, Pierluigi Col-
Bhandari of Nepal in the Sahanawaz 58.5, 4. Noble Sap- Rayan Ahmed 57.5, 10. Atlantis (8) shad Alam 59, 7. Golden Cruise of the governing body of the
phire (11) Jagadeesh 58.5, 5. Blue- R. Manish 57, 11. Secret Dimen- Trainer: Pratap Kamath M. Mrs. Tanu Yadav. Trainer: Vishal lina, considered the greatest
over-35 section after the (6) Antonu Raj 59, 8. Prazsky (4) Yadav. sport in the State, Indian
sion (3) Kiran Rai 57, 12. Veni Vidi football referee of all times,
latter shocked top seed
Dilip Mohanty for the loss
jack (14) Irvan Singh 57, 6. Why
Should I (10) S. John 57, 7. Hum-
ming Bird (12) P.P. Dhebe 56.5, 8.
Vici (5) Jagadeesh 57, 13. Expert
(9) S. Imran 56.5 and 14. The Im-
Vivek 59, 9. Alvarez (14) Sunil
Samson 58, 10. Bazinga (3) Rajesh 3 ECLIPSE PLATE (Div. I),
(1,400m), rated 00 to 25:
SUMMER STAR (Dhanu Singh) 1, 7 PADDOCK PLATE (1,600m),
rated 20 to 45, 4-y-o & over:
Football Association (IFA). will be making a trip to the
poster (7) A. Baandal 54.5.
Kumar 58, 11. Better Than Ever The clubs and IFA presen- country just before the start
of just four games. Gracious (2) Raja Rao 56, 9. (13) S. John 58, 12. Capitalize (8) Nobel Splendor (A. Imran Khan) WIND STRIKER (R.N. Darshan) 1,
Amalfi Coast (7) Kiran Rai 54.5, 1. INTO THE SPOTLIGHT, 2, Nyssa (Arshad Alam) 3, As Al- Reference (Srinath) 2, Buscadero ted their views on the pro- of the FIFA Under-17 World
The results (semifinals): Nazerul Alam 58, 13. Felix Legion
10. Bold Nature (4) Rajesh Kumar 2. EMPERADOR, (2) S. Mubarak 58 and 14. Good- ways (Ajay Kumar) 4. Not run: Air (Rayan Ahmed) 3, Raw Gold posed amalgamation of the Cup.
Over-35: K. Bhandari (Nep) bt 54, 11. Happy Hours (9) R. Mar- Of Distinction. 1/2, 1 and 1. 1m,
3. ARECA CRUISE will Warrior (1) Santosh Kumar (Vivek) 4. Not run: Del Potro and two leagues I-League and According to the itiner-
Dilip Mohanty 6-2, 6-2; Kam- shall 54, 12. Wrekin (1) Ashhad As- 58. 25.16. 21 (w), 11, 12 and 11 (p). FP: Proudprince. 3/4, 3/4 and 1. 1m,
lesh Shukla bt S. Dhodi 6-0,
6-3. Over-45: Chandra
bar 54, 13. Brunaldo (3) S. Shareef
52.5 and 14. Croziet (8) Nazerul
MYSORE 1000 GUINEAS (1,600m),
53. Q: 29. SHP: 30. Trinalla: 88
and 40. Favourite: Summer Star.
37.04s. 37 (w), 14, 13 and 14 (p).
FP: 435. Q: 167. SHP: 40. Trinalla:
ISL in the next season.
Presenting its case to the
ary, the former Italian ref-
eree will arrive here on Oc-
Alam 52. Owner: Mr. N. Venkataswamy. 427 and 188. Favourite: Busca- delegation, East Bengal tober 4 to conduct a
Bhushan bt Bimal Kumar 3-y-o, Fillies, (Terms), 4-20: 1. As 3. ALVAREZ
1. WHY SHOULD I, Time Goes By (1) A. Imran Khan Days best: KANGRA Trainer: Dheeraj V. dero. Owner: Mr. Devaraj Palan-
Gurung (Nep) 6-1, 6-3. 2. HUMMING BIRD, iswamy. Trainer: Azhar Ali. spoke for a one nation, one workshop before leaving for
56, 2. Australis (5) P.P. Dhebe 56, Double: INTO THE SPOTLIGHT
Over-55: Pradeep Kumar
Gupta bt Chamba Dhondup
3. NOBLE SAPPHIRE 3. Castanea (4) Suraj Narredu 56, SAGRADA 4 AIR FORCE TROPHY
(1,200m), rated 60 & above: Jackpot: 23,140; Runner-up:
league concept but re-
mained vocal against paying
New Delhi to conduct an-
other training of the match
(Nep) 6-2, 6-2. 3 MAJ. SARDAR L. MA-
4. Glittering Gold (2) S. John 56
and 5. Kangra (3) A. Sandesh 56.
Jkt: 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7; Tr (i): 2, 3 and
4; (ii): 5, 6 and 7.
SILVER IKON (P.P. Dhebe) 1, Gelig-
nite (Rayan Ahmed) 2, Taqdar Ka Treble: (i): 145, (ii): 8200. any franchise fee. supervisors.


THE HINDU CROSSWORD 12113 (set by Afterdark)

12 Improving on negative
feedback, the man gets to
4 Its tiresome to find Edward's
debts (7)
Indifferent to abuse
objective (2,3,4)
5 Hindu leader/priest becomes a There can be no one who is universally popular. No one is
13 Sword scabbarded often (5) reformer (7) liked by everyone. While some may have great affection for
a person, there may be others who are mildly affectionate
15 Robust equipment son pushed 6 Fabric unit is in a corner (5) and some who positively hate him. One should not delight
to the end (9)
7 Channel Nine loses leadership too much in the affection one gets from some; nor should
18 Gladiator's fight with say, lion position, starts looking inside one worry about the dislike that others exhibit towards one.
returns to America (9) for funnel in business (8) Maintaining a balanced approach to life is what is conducive
to mental peace, without which no spiritual pursuit is pos-
21 Matches a side after dismissing 8 Give pleasure to Bengali sible said Suki Sivam in a discourse.
openers (5) uncle's daughter (4) Buddha was once approached by a man who showered
22 Collect record on ship's juicer abuses on him. Buddha did not react at all to the mans
14 Mostly bigotry precedes news rudeness. After the visitor left, Buddhas disciples asked him
for all to see, to begin with at why he had not responded to the mans vile ranting. Buddha
24 Resin procured from least twice a year (8) replied that whatever the man had given to Buddha had
chambermaid (5) been taken back by him. In other words, since Buddha was
16 Avoid taking a large as usual
26 Nurse's love affair has appeal (9) indifferent to what had been said the abuses did not touch
(7) him at all. The man who had hoped to provoke him went
17 Girl artist is suffering from back defeated in his intentions.
27 Impose cutback; cardiologist is inflammation (9) Jnanis always have this attitude to praise and abuse, to
heartless (7) displays of affection and hate. One may offer gifts to them;
19 First course; bird eating
28 After a small, specialists get Solution to puzzle 12112 Solution to yesterdays Sudoku or one may meet them just to be disrespectful to them.
primarily venomous moth (7)
holy, start off to become
Either way, they remain calm and unperturbed. But our atti-
ACROSS 20 When not working, lionesses tude of reacting to every criticism that comes our way is
judgmental (11)
1 Games of TT, chess team is are composed and immobile what makes us unhappy.
involved in (4,7) DOWN (7) A man may abuse us and if we dont think about it at all,
9 Shocked major walks out of
then we can continue with our work peacefully. But we keep
1 Castes abolished after setback; 22 Shed tears for losing top playing back the incident again and again in our mind and
illegal adjournment after first position in race (4)
will serve as legal precedents this keeps the unpleasant incident alive. Such an attitude
sitting (7)
(4,5) makes us miserable. Instead of thinking about how to attain
10 After having egg, prince 23 Dances for men at school (5)
liberation from births and deaths, we spend our time worry-
becomes like a pig (7) 2 Wife replaces pipe in sink (5)
25 Expression of appreciation, ing about what someone said or did.
11 One is immersed in new recipe 3 Picnicker often invited by men support before victory's If we are indifferent to abuse, the abuser loses interest
for making a dish (5) to have mixture (9) wrong essentially (5) and stops the taunts.

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Spurs in hot form Panthers

force a tie
Bingham sails past Selt; Doherty survives
In a late night match,
Sevilla holds Liverpool; Real eases past APOEL with Steelers INDIAN OPEN World No. 2 John Higgins of
V.V. SUBRAHMANYAM Scotland defeated Martin
PKL VISAKHAPATNAM ODonnell of England 4-2 to
also advance.
Sports Bureau Former World champion The results: Shaun Murphy
SONEPAT Stuart Bingham of England (Eng) bt Fergal OBrien (Iri) 58-
Nitin Rawal top-scored showed his class to move 50, 103(97)-8, 48-71(51), 125
with 14 points to salvage a past Matthew Selt 4-1 and (125)-0, 105(105)-0; Stuart
draw for Jaipur Pink Pan- enter the pre-quarterfinals Bingham (Eng) bt Matthew Selt
thers as Haryana Steelers of the fourth Indian Open (Eng) 65-0, 66(65)-29, 32-94
ended its home leg of the world-ranking snooker tour- (94), 80(68)-49, 68(67)-0.
ProKabaddi League with a nament at the Novotel Hotel Hossein Vafaei (Irn) bt Ger-
27-27 tie at the Motilal here on Thursday. ard Greene (Eng) 18-84, 69-
Nehru School of Sport here Bingham, producing im- 40, 13-69, 98(58)-0, 79(52)-1,
on Thursday. pressive runs of 68 and 67 in 83(64)-0; Zhang Anda (Chn) bt
The host excluded two the fourth and fifth frames Tian Pengfei (Chn) 7-73, 43-70,
of its biggest but struggling when his potting skills came 88(61)-23, 103-43, 71-38, 78-
names captain Surender to the fore, Bingham en- 36; Mark King (Eng) bt Graeme
Nada and defender Mohit sured he would be a major Dott (Sco) 63-2, 0-104(58),
Chillar and gave a chance threat for the other con- 64-4, 74(74)-14, 64-21.
to Mayur Shivtarkar and tenders. In focus: Stuart Binghams potting skills were on display in his Ricky Walden (Eng) bt Ben
Kuldeep Singh. Both did I was feeling very good match against Matthew Selt. K.R. DEEPAK *
Woollaston (Eng) 77(71)-54,
not disappoint, scoring and comfortable with my 53-72, 61(61)-56(56), 91(91)-0,
points in raids and tackling overall game. There is no champion, Ken Doherty of Graeme Dott of Scotland 4-1. 33-75(55), 63-31.
respectively. doubt he (opponent) has im- Ireland, staged a remarkable Another former World David Gilbert (Eng) bt Kurt
proved a lot in the recent comeback to prevail 4-3 champion Shaun Murphy of Maflin (Den) 24-102 (64), 51-71,
Better start past and could have made it against a spirited Sam Baird England was in brilliant 0-135 (135), 74 (68) -28, 74-21,
Haryana had the better two-all, but he missed a of England. form, notching up two cen- 64 (64) -60, 68 (56) -2); John
start and also effected an couple of chances, said Earlier, the higher-rated tury-breaks to outclass Fer- Higgins (Sco) bt Martin ODon-
all-out in the 15th minute Bingham. Mark King of England de- gal OBrien of Ireland 4-1 and nell (Eng) 66-23, 0-83 (61), 67-
by sending out Jaipurs last Another former world feated 2006 world champion move into the knock-outs. 36, 101 (74) -7, 6-86 (82), 71-1).
player Ajit Singh to take a
14-7 lead.

Wembley curse exorcised: Tottenham hitman Harry Kane was in irrepressible form as his brace
It soon became 22-13 but
Jaipur upped the tempo,
narrowing the gap to 24-22
Sharath Kamal hopes for a miracle
shut out Dortmund in a highly entertaining Group H clash, while Sergio Ramos, right, spectacular with five minutes to go, the next months World Cup. Sharath would also hope
overhead completed Reals rout of APOEL. REUTERS, AFP *
thanks to a three-pointer ASIAN CUP TT Moreover, a quarterfinal to repeat his 2015 heroics in
by Rawal and the scores berth in a field that includes Jaipur. When the last time In-
Amol Karhadkar
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD Sevilla a 2-2 draw. levelled soon after, remain- the defending world cham- dia hosted the event, the ag-
B Mohamed Salah is the first Anfield was in jubilant ing so till the end. pion Fan Zhengdong of gressive paddler finished
Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a Egyptian player to score on mood as the English club The result saw both A. Sharath Kamal, the torch- China and three other top-10 sixth, his best in the tourna-
brace on his return from sus- his Champions League welcomed back Champions teams jump up a spot on bearer of Indian table tennis players in the world will also ment so far. He will bank on
pension for Real Madrid, as debut for two sides (Basel League football after a two- the table in Zone A de- for almost a decade, will be help Sharath to his next big the locals to turn up in num-
Tottenham and Liverpool) year absence, but it took butant Haryana went on hoping to pull off a couple of target of breaking into the bers to support him and
Hotspur Sevilla just four minutes to top for the first time this upsets during the league top-30 rankings. Harmeet Desai, the Gujarati
ended its B Christian Eriksen has dampen the enthusiasm. stage of the ITTF Asian Cup That is the only target paddler who will feature in
season while Jaipur lifted
Wembley provided 20 assists in all After Wissam Ben Yedder at The Arena by Transstadia (top 30 in the world) that I A. Sharath Kamal. the qualification group.
competitions in 2017
itself up from the bottom,
jinx and Liv- had given the Spanish side above Dabang Delhi. here on Friday. Despite be- havent reached until now. * G.P. SAMPATH KUMAR Looking forward to
erpool was an early lead, goals from The result: Haryana Steelers ing placed in a tough group, That is what is keeping me home crowd support, he
held on its member in its temporary Firmino and Mohamed Salah 27 (Deepak Kumar Dahiya 7, Sharath has the additional motivated, Sharath said. sacrifices. It is not very easy. said. Playing in India is al-
Champions League lodging. put Liverpool ahead, only Surjeet Singh 6, Vikas 4) tied motivation to stun higher I just like to play. Of The result is just the tip of ways been nice. I have al-
comeback on Wednesday. The only blemish for for Firmino to miss a with Jaipur Pink Panthers 27 ranked players: a top-two course there is lot of pres- the iceberg. What goes ways performed well at
Ronaldo has now struck 12 Spurs was a late sending off penalty. (Nitin Rawal 12, Pawan Kumar finish in the group will as- sure. There are a lot of ex- through behind, the sacri- home. I hope this time also I
times in his last six Champi- for a second bookable of- On the hour, Sevilla man- 4). sure him of a direct entry for pectations and lot of family fices, are not seen. perform well.
ons League games. fence for Jan Vertonghen, ager Eduardo Berizzo was
The title-holder tops who swung his forearm into dismissed for throwing
Group H with Tottenham, Mario Gotzes face. the ball away from Liver-
which ended its woeful At Anfield, Roberto Firmi- pools Joe Gomez as he
Wembley run with an im- nos first-half penalty miss tried to take a throw-in,
pressive Harry Kane-inspired proved costly for Liverpool but his disappointment
3-1 win over Borussia as Joaquin Correa scored a was eased, thanks to Cor-
Dortmund. dramatic equaliser to grab rea, on 72 minutes.
Already scarred by dam-
aging Wembley defeats in
the Champions League and
FA Cup semifinals last term, Group E: Maribor 1 (Bohar 85) Group G: RB Leipzig 1 (Fors-
Tottenham had lost to drew with Spartak Moscow 1 berg 33) drew with Monaco 1
Chelsea and drawn with (Samedov 59); Liverpool 2 (Tielemans 34).
Burnley this season, spark- (Firmino 21, Salah 37) drew Porto 1 (Tosic 21-og) lost
ing alarmist talk that it was with Sevilla 2 (Ben Yedder 5, to Besiktas 3 (Talisca 13,
jinxed at the hallowed north Correa 72). Tosun 28, Babel 86).
London venue. Group F: Feyenoord 0 lost to Group H: Real Madrid 3 (Ron-
But, after losing eight of Manchester City 4 (Stones 2 & aldo 12 & 51-pen, Ramos 61)
its previous 12 matches at 63, Aguero 10, Jesus 25); bt APOEL 0; Tottenham Hot-
Wembley, Kanes predatory Shakhtar Donetsk 2 (Taison spur 3 (Son 4, Kane 15 & 60)
finishing ensured Tottenham 15, Ferreyra 58) bt Napoli 1 bt Borussia Dortmund 1 (Yar-
finally enjoyed a night to re- (Milik 72-pen). molenko 11).

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Enjoy earthy tunes in a

royal setting as Jodhpur RIFF
is back with a formidable
line up Pages 6 & 7

The reign of

Feminine Stage as temple Celebrating
Mythique Amrits irony
Uunspoken words Pt. Chhannu Lal Amritlal Nagar picked
can lead to Mishra on how thumri up issues before they
catastrophe P4 can be brought into became part of
mainstream P8 public discourse P11
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Two devotees, one deity
In Krshna Kshetra, Ragini Chandrasekhar and Sangeeta Chatterjee showcased
their devotion to Krishna through Bharatanatyam and Kathak respectively
Ranee Kumar

he Krsna Kshetra
thematic presentation,
a continuation of dance
series by RK Usha, on
temples of north and south
housing the same deity, in
this case Krishna, was done
to Bharatanatyam and Kathak
styles representing Udipi Kr-
sna (Dasara Deva) and Vrin-
davans Braj Kishore
INDIA HABITAT CENTRE Delineating Ragini Chandrasekhars
SEPTEMBER 15 the form Bharatanatyam eulogised the
STEIN AUDITORIUM Rama little Krishna at Udipi ad-
7 p.m. DANCE Kalpataru Arts presents Manthan Vaidyanathan orned with a churner in one
Festival 2017, which acts as a platform for young hand through dasaranama
and dynamic artists of India as well as the legends (keertan composed by
who are the torch bearers of their forms. This year, Karnataka saints) while San-
it features Bharatanatyam by Rama Vaidyanathan, geeta Chatterjee depicted the
Sattriya by Dr. Anwesha Mahanth and Kathak by romantic love lord of Vrin-
Sangita Chatterjee. davan. The dances per se
INDIA HABITAT CENTRE went for a role reversal or so
SEPTEMBER 15 it seemed to this critic. While
GULMOHAR in general, Bharatanatyam
7 p.m. Talk - V.S. Gaitonde Memorial Lecture
enjoins a continuous process
Conversations with Gods' on the Life and Work of
of narration especially in a
Manaku of Guler. Speaker will be Prof. B.N.
thematic recital, here Ragini
Goswamy and it will be chaired by Ashok Vajpeyi.
chose a cluster of Dasara
It is being organised in collaboration with Raza
songs of saint-composers like
Mohana Dasa, Kanaka Dasa,
Purandhara Dasa and presen-
ted a fragmentary approach
to Udipi Krsna, while San-
10 a.m. onwards. Mini INPUT: A curated package
geeta Chatterjee presented a
of the best public television programmes from
seamless narrative of Krsnas
around the world, from the International
life in Vrindavan alone unlike
Conference of Broadcasters, Greece, held in May
the usual Kathak perform-
2017. Collaboration IS BY Doordarshan; and INPUT
ance marked by pauses to
- International Public Television.
showcase technical skill in-
between storytelling.
Though Ragini proved to
be an impressive dancer what
with her vivid and varied
mudras (gestures) to depict Meticulous precision Ragini Chandrasekhar; (below) Sangeeta Chatterjee * JAISON THOMAS
Krishna and meaningful sanc-
hari as she danced through Venugopala in teermanam her way through our hearts. gather under the Govardhan
the refrain Udipina Kr- was however noteworthy. From Morey Shyam... where lifted by Krsnas little finger,
snaney... weaving fluid foot- Karaikkudi Siva Kumar on the she picturised the Kaliya the gopis decking themselves
work patterns as to the daru nattuvangam, Sudha mardan with sliding and up, gathering their saree
keertana (a song based on Raghuraman on the vocal, slithering moves to bhol, the pleats, et al reflected the ar-
mnemonics alone), the im- Chandrasekhar on the mrid- Krsna-Kaliya combat to tistes involvement with her
agery kept repeating in every angam, Raghavendra Prasad padhant and finally a van- medium of expression. The
song like the Anantashayana on the violin proved able ac- quished serpent lying down- Maha Raas was the highlight
posture, the footwork for ser- companists but the flute (G every bit of this drama being of the evening where this solo
pent (kaliya), the peacock Raghuraman) which was artistically portrayed through dancer conjured up a picture
feather gesture depiction to pivotal to this performance her dance. She gently guided of a single Krishna dancing
name a few. Neither the mne- was not as compelling as it us through Nava rasa Vas- with gopis in slow dandiya to
monics nor the dance had the was expected to be. anta to the Maha Raas which multiple Krishnas each with a
INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE Directorial rhythm of a dancing Krishna Sangeeta Chatterjee took is culmination of Krsnas di- gopi so convincingly that the
SEPTEMBER 16 vision Danish on the Kaliya. The kulukku just ten minutes to mesmer- vinity. audience were mesmerised.
ART GALLERY Iqbal nadai as she emulates the ise audience as she danced Sangeeta proved to all those
11 a.m. Exhibition Objects: Identities: Meanings Fine footwork Kathak detractors who often
Buddhist Sculptures of Sanchi Speaker is Dr. In all, there was a continuity dub the art form as more
Archana Asthana, ASI. Insider Perspectives on in sequence of events. Fine technique-based than other
Material Cultures from North East India, an footwork display as also forms, that drama and dance
exhibition based on a series of field research chakkars were interwoven as without a break could be
projects conducted by members of the North East part of the theme. Excellent achieved with emotion in tow
Forum (NEF), Ambedkar University, Delhi between and sensitive detailing of in her genre if only the artiste
2012-2014. daily chores of a cowherd puts her/his heart and soul
INDIA HABITAT CENTRE community like milching the into it. Rahul Pawar on
SEPTEMBER 16 cow and in doing so wiping padhant, Utpal Ghoshal on
STEIN AUDITORIUM away tiny sweat droplets on tabla, Sunil Kant Saxena on
7:30 p.m. THEATRE Soul Saga (Hindi/70mins). the forehead, churning butter sitar, Rajat Prasanna on bam-
Directed by Danish Iqbal, the play traces the life and checking every now and boo and Anirbhan Bhat-
and travails of Kamal Nain Chaube. Forced to move then if it has been formed; tacharya on harmonium and
out of his village, he confines to Delhi and then picturising the incessant vocal complemented the per-
later to Goa, where he gets involved with three rains that flood Gokul former.
different women namely Laila, Monica and Traisa through sheer dance and ab- The show was held at India
and these affairs prove to be costly. An Old World hinay till all living beings Habitat Centre.
Culture Presentation
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When silence becomes a A family affair

With her brothers providing able
necessary qualification... support, Carnatic vocalist Tulasi
Vishwanath gave a rewarding
Avijit Dutt used his remarkable stage presence to show theatre lovers performance in Delhi
vivid images of the past and the current world Venkatesan Srikanth concert and also kept her pro-

Diwan Singh Bajeli ceedings lively. Tulasis render-

DDDDDDDDDDDDD t a time when siblings of ing of yet another composition
the same family vie with on Lord Ganesha, this time a

multi-faceted artist, Avijit
each other to become en- composition of Harikesanallur
Dutt is a playwright, director,
gineers, doctors, management Muthiah Bhagavatar in raga
designer and actor who acts
professionals or career bureau- Nattai seemed to be a bonus
both in theatre and films with
crats, these siblings were vying song on the occasion of Vinay-
equal felicity. A member of Yatrik
with each other on the stage agar Chathurthi celebrations.
Theatre, one of Delhi's most re-
the other day during their She then embarked to take
spected group which has com-
Carnatic music performance. up two compositions, namely
pleted 50 years of glorious creative
While the Rajahmundry-based Ninnuvina Marigalada
journey. A sensitive actor, Avijit
Tulasi Vishwanath was on the (Shyama Sastri in the raga Rit-
acts on English, Hindi and Bengali
vocals, her brothers, Guntur- igowla) and Ranjani Niran-
stage, delivering his lines with im-
based P. Nandakumar and Hy- jani (G.N. Balasubramanian in
maculate clarity. He has earned a
derabad-based P. Jayabhaskar the raga Ranjani) in a some-
place for himself to play tragic as
were accompanying her on the what detailed manner. In her
well as comic roles.
violin and mridangam respect- delineation of these ragas, she
He took one of his recent pro-
ively. The three combined to- brought out the features these
ductions, Comedy About the End
gether in a delightful manner ragas to the fore. Besides,
of the World by Evald Flisar, a
and treated the music lovers to singing the latter song in an
Slovene writer, to some of
some good music. The concert emotive manner, Tulasi affixed
European countries under the aus-
was organised under the aus- creative swara patterns to-
pices of the Indian Council for Cul-
pices of Shri Ganesh Sewa wards the end
tural Relations. Now Avijit appears
Samaj at Shri Karunya Ma- Tulasi also brought out the
on stage in a new avatar as a solo
haganapathi temple complex emotive content of the lyrics
performer at Oddbird Theatre &
located at Mayur Vihar as part when she sang Tyagarajas
Foundation, Chhattarpur recently.
of Vinayagar Chathurthi Nannukanna Talli in the raga
Structurally, the production defies
celebrations. Kesari. She also sang yet an-
conventional characteristics of
Tulasis structuring of the other Tyagarajas composition
drama. Titled The Unspeakable,
concert, selection of composi- Rama Raghukula in raga Kapi
the play is a bitter evocation of a
tions and interweaving them in a delightful manner. The
decaying society in which creative
with her creative aspects bore central item of Tulasis concert
freedom and right to dissent are Keeping audience absorbed Avijit Dutt
testimony to her musical tal- was Muthuswami Dikshitars
under threat. In fact, it is a bold cri-
ent. The seasoned vocalist has Sree Krishnam Bhaja in the
tique of the existing socio-political onist talks about the undivided opted Buddhism. This son of John
been in the concert circuit for raga Todi, which she presented
system. Avijits earlier play Bom- Bengal the romance of travelling Butler becomes a cook after mov-
over three decades. Hailing in an unhurried manner and
bay Bosnia is known for its severe in boats and the thrill of watching ing to Delhi. Landed in a hostile
from a musical family, Tulasi doing adequate justice to this
indictment of forces that under- river Padma and Brahmaputra and world, his interviewer tells him,
started learning music from a item. Besides, singing the com-
mine Indias concept of secular the dancing fish in the river water Silence is necessary qualification
tender age of seven from position in a fine manner, the
democracy. in ecstasy. Returning to reality, the that can determine the 'longitude'
Krishna Kumarigaru and Saagi raga alapana, neraval of a
The Unspeakable opens with protagonist reveals about his of your employment. In Delhi, he
Venkateswara Raogaru. Later, phrase Shankha chakra gada
the musing of the protagonist who hereditary attributes for the art of has little opportunity to show his
she came under the tutelage of padma vana malam from the
is the son of John Butler. Avijit as cooking chicken and famously skills as a cook.
the renowned Guru Annav- charanam portion of the com-
protagonist narrates to the audi- known as Mog cooks. Moving for- His employers are vegetarians
arappu Ramaswamy. position and the
ence about the land of the birth of ward, he tells us about his father and some are forced to become
kalpanaswaras once again
his character. It has the glory to be John Butler working for Saab who one. Towards the end, the produc-
Rewarding evening brought out the depth in her
born in the land of rising sun. Ad- lived in Bada Kothi. The social mi- tion acquires a bitter tone, indict-
Tulasi started her concert with creative talent.
opting the format of stream of con- lieu is tea gardens of Assam. ing the prevailing atmosphere in
the Nava ragamalika (9 ragas) Tulasi also kept her conclud-
sciousness, he is basking in the Recalling his childhood friend which freedom of free speech and
varnam, Valachi vacchi, set ing session lively. She included
glow of the sun, though lives in the Sajid, who made it big in Bolly- creative expression is in dire jeop-
to Adi tala, setting the stage for in it songs in the ragas Sindhu
economically neglected region wood, he narrates the story of ardy.
a rewarding evening of Bhairavi and Karna Ranjani be-
with his thought flowing to differ- Sajids father who was the driver of In Delhi, he lives in a state of ter-
Carnatic music. The inclusion sides a thillana in the raga
ent directions. He visualises about Saab. Sajids father considered ror and calls it Rape Capital and
of kalpanaswaras for her next Hamsanandi.
the affluent family in Chandigarh, himself superior to John Butler but watches the movements of Gau
rendition, Pranamamyaham Nandakumars takes of the
Patel family in Ahmedabad priding John Butler was not ready to ac- Rakshak and anti-Romeo squad. In
Shree, a composition of the ragas Ratigowla, Ranjani and
itself about the success of its son- cept. John Butler has perfected the these circumstances, he remem-
Mysore Vasudevachar in raga Todi on his violin were delight-
in-law who is building motels in the art of cooking Hilsa fish. Being an bers the advice of his interviewer
Gowla, was both indicative of ful. Jayabhaskars percussion
U.S. and the Biswas of Kolkata excellent cook, Saab retained his who advised to remain silent.
Tulasis manodharma talent support was embellishing. Be-
happy about the building their an- services despite his indulgence in At Oddbird Theatre & Founda-
even at the initial stage of her sides, he played a riveting tani
cestors have built. While the rich in drinking and at times his unruly tion there is no stage. It is a huge
avartanam in Adi tala.
big towns are planning to multiply behaviour. Saab lived in Bara Kothi hall. The spectators occupy chairs.
their wealth, the people of North- with Mem Saab. In this make-shift arrangement for
East are struggling to eke out a liv- Then he transports us to an- the lighting and off stage music, the
ing. The regional disparity is other time when British colonial- handling is effective to create the
projected. ists ruled India and subjected right ambience. Avijit has remark-
In his fantasy world, the protag- people to exploitation, forcing able stage presence. He is tall and
them to live in misery. is endowed with a voice that has
Through his restrained Dark picture Through his restrained gestures,
Portraying the dark and inhu- facial expressions, he brings to the
gestures, facial man picture of Bengal famine, he fore the inner alienated life of his
expressions, he brings tells us Churchills shocking and in- character living in a hostile world.
to the fore the inner human comment, I hate Indians. His style is realistic. Using just two
They are a beastly people with a small tables, he projects images
alienated life of his beastly religion. The famine was that arrest the attention of the
character living in a their own fault for breeding like audience, bringing the contours of
hostile world rabbits. the lifes journey of the protagonist
Initially Muslims, his family ad- vividly alive. Living up to the expectations Tulasi Vishwanath
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Feminine Mythique

Better, spill the beans

Because unspoken words can lead to catastrophe
Samhita Arni lage gather in the temple during the
night to discuss the days doings
A.K. Ramanujans collec- and from their conversation, the man
tion has a wonderful folk learns the truth about his wife. He re-
tale about an old woman, turns home, and the couple are re-
who is mistreated by her conciled. But the ending is bitter-
four sons and daughters- sweet the man asks his wife about
in-law. Unable to express the story and song but now that
herself, she keeps her these have left her, she has forgotten
grievances locked inside her and them.
soon, over time, these woes turn into Here, what is unspoken becomes
fat. Now, her family taunts and treats mischievous that which we do not
her worse. She grows fatter and fatter. express, will escape us and can create

One day, she leaves, and comes havoc if we ignore it. But the protag-
across an old, abandoned, roofless onists in both these tales are women
house. She steps inside the house, women who, because of an unsym-
turns to the first wall and begins pathetic family or husband, cannot
speaking of her grievances with her express themselves. But as the tales
first son. The wall, unable to bear the suggest, the words will come out.

weight of this womans grief, col- Theres a Buddhist tale, in the com-
lapses. She turns to the second wall, mentary of the Terigatha, an ancient
and relates all her complaints with collection of poetry that features Mind Your Yoga
her second son. This wall, too, col- verses by Buddhist nuns, that shares
lapses. And so she does this to the resonances with these folktales. Here,
third wall, and the fourth wall. The
whole house comes crashing down.
But the old woman is now thin, her
huge weight having disappeared. She
the protagonist is a wife, who wishes
to leave her husband she yearns to
be instructed in the Buddhist teach-
ings. Her husband refuses to let her
One size doesnt fit all
steps out, light and free. go. But this wish of hers cant be Most of the health issues women face is due to unsuitable
This folk tale seems to suggest that stifled or denied.
unspoken words have the power to One day, while she is cooking, the yoga practice
bring houses or even institutions flame bursts out of the stove, turning
down. Yet we are compelled to speak. into a giant fire, engulfing all the food Indra Mohan and Nitya are common to men and wo- The high percentage of wo-
Mohan men. However, women ex- men practitioners across the
Secrets, or whatever we hold back she is cooking in a flash. she realises DDDDDDDDDDDDD

within us, can create pain. the impermanence of all things and perience these changes more world is also often attributed
this teaching helps her attain the lib- All liv- intensely at times of hor- to the fact that Yoga is viewed
A story and a song eration she seeks. It is as if her wish ing be- monal changes from men- as requiring a high range of
Theres another folk tale that has escaped her much like the way ings un- struation to menopause. flexibility and women are
Ramanujan tells a famous one, the story and the song escaped the dergo We find that roughly 80 deemed as being more flex-
which is used in Girish Karnads woman and taken the shape of a trans- per cent of yoga practitioners ible than men. However, it is
Nagamandala about a woman who flame to instruct her. forma- are women, of varying age often this overemphasis on
has a story and a song inside her, but These stories, to me, contain tion in groups. And as we speak of flexibility at the cost of
who cant sing or tell this story to any- powerful, necessary truths that warn six stages. For example, a equality and diversity, it is strength that causes setbacks
one. The story and the song desire to us that what we seek to suppress, will tree first exists in its potential important to reflect on not to womens health, especially
free themselves and escape one day eventually burst out; those who are form as a seed. When the only just the role of women in in the later years.
while the woman sleeps with her rendered voiceless or prevented from seed sprouts, it is born, this is yoga but also on the role of
mouth open, transforming them- pursuing what they wish eventually the second stage. In the third yoga in a womans life. Be- Extreme ranges
selves into a pair of mens shoes and a their voices can bring houses down, stage, the sapling grows into a cause Yoga is primarily about For, stability both physical
coat. The womans husband, coming their wishes can transform into giant, tree. The tree then undergoes self-care, about balance and and mental is far more im-
home, becomes suspicious when he liberating flames. seasonal changes: it bears well-being. The responsibility portant than simply large
sees these strange shoes and coat. flowers and fruit, loses its that we owe as students and range movements and flexib-
The couple quarrel, the man leaves leaves. In the fifth stage, the practitioners of Yoga is ility. Whether I can lift my leg
The writer is the author of The Mahabharatha
and sleeps in the temple that night. - A Childs View, Sitas Ramayana, and The tree grows old and declines. primarily to ourselves and onto my head may not be as
The flames from the lamps of the vil- Missing Queen New leaves no longer appear, not tradition or technique. important when I am 70, as it
and the tree gradually with- Today, many young wo- is to have my body and mind
ers. Finally, the tree perishes men in their twenties and stable, healthy and func-
but not before leaving be- thirties, suffer from countless tional. Modern postural Yoga
hind seeds that carry the health issues caused by and has a bias towards extreme
same potential from which not limited to hormonal ranges of movement, fast
the tree came into being. changes. Some even experi- movements, intricate or
These six stages are common ence a complete pause of somewhat artificial lines of
to all living beings; they are their menstrual cycle for sev- alignment. While none of
natural processes. This is eral months while others these is inherently good or
stated in the Vedic literature. struggle with the challenges bad, they are subordinate to
As human beings, we are that menopause brings natural and open-ended
also subject to these changes. such as depression, weight awareness an awareness to
Ayurveda acknowledges the gain and osteoporosis. And what I truly need.
role of these stages in health the bitter truth is that a lot of Women have been yoga
and disease, and it incorpor- this is exacerbated or some- practitioners over the ages.
ates this wisdom into its re- times even caused by an un- But as we applaud their many
commendations. A yoga prac- suitable yoga practice the achievements, we also owe it
tice too must respect and one size fits all approach with to them to ensure that Yoga
reflect them. attention mostly focused on which is meant to bestow us
Krishnamacharya used to can I do this instead of ask- with health and well-being
emphasise this by referring to ing first, why should I do becomes a support in this
the division of life into three this? journey and not a hindrance.
phases growth, change and Yogic Mindfulness is the Returning to the core, Yoga
decline as described in Vedic platform to bring about is not getting on the mat, but

literature. He advised that change. Knowing why I am getting into the mind.
yoga should be modified for doing what I am doing is the
each of these phases in life. first question to be asked and The writers have been teaching yoga
These natural processes answered. for decades
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Much lies in
the nuances
Sustained exposure alone can help
appreciation of the music Carnatic or
Lakshmi Sreeram and also seriously wonder
what significance tala holds
A profoundly to the Hindustani musician.
mistaken idea It seems to be all about sur or
about Carnatic pure notes.
music, which In the busy texture of
Hindustani musi- Carnatic music as well as the
cians and listen- leisurely unfolding of
ers harbour is Hindustani music, much lies
that, here, improvisation is that escapes even an inter-
non-existent or insignificant. ested and long time listener
It is deeply puzzling how which explains the pop-
can they miss the alapana or ularity of Music Appreciation
the kalpanaswaram or workshops/lecdems etc. It is
niraval? But the fact is that not trivial to get what is hap-
the elements making up a pening in a concert. A heavy This Thing Called Culture
presentation of Carnatic or segment of subtle variations
Hindustani music are not ob- that informed listeners
vious matters.
While the Carnatic alapana
does stand alone, the other
two are so enmeshed in com-
would exult over might seem
like repetitions to the
If melodic elements are
Innovation is the trend
positions that even for a sym- subtle, elements of rhythm Dancers are reaching out, as never before, through new spaces
pathetic Hindustani musi- laya and tala are more so. and themes
cian, the fact may just go past The same senior Hindustani
him that it is improvisation. vocalist said, We fill the av- Ashish Khokar is being performed in select ment leased land, but the mother-
As I recently discovered. artan and come back to the peoples homes. At Oddbird figure is Rukmini Devi Arundale.
Playing a clip of Sanjay Sub- sam each time to establish Articulate India is a Theatre, outside Delhi, important Kalakshetra was then outside the
rahmanyans brilliant niraval the tala cycle, but that does little set-up from the seminars and events are held. city. From 1936 onwards, she
and swara prastaram in the not seem to happen in family that owned the Zorba the Buddha, near Delhi, cre- bought patches of land and thanks
Kalyani kriti, Vasudevayani, Carnatic music. That clip studio burnt down dur- ated by dancer Neha, a student of to her vision the Kalakshetra
(raagataalagatulanu paa- dispelled his misconception. ing the shooting of the Saroja Vaidyanathan, is a cool acres of greenery now lies close
ducunu), I pointed out to a What then can be done to teleserial Tipu Sultan, retreat. to urban habitat.
senior Hindustani vocalist make classical music access- and every third Sunday, Dancers all over India are think-
how the avartanam is filled in ible to the other? Workshops, a group led by Mysore Nagaraj, re- Novelty or creativity? ing of new ways to reach out. Novel
different ways to come back lecdems etc., are fine, but gales local audiences with classy So what is this trend? Is it about festivals, theme-specific and spe-
seamlessly and with absolute only serve a limited purpose. dance shows. reaching out or is it about inclusiv- cially curated are springing up. Not
precision to the eduppu. He They might make some as- Trained in Kathak by reputed ity even while being exclusive? Is it all of them are great but it still
listened with deep interest pects clear but cannot lead to guru Maya Rao, this Bangalore tal- the dancers perennial search for shows a love for this divine art,
and asked with astonishment real appreciation. Jugal- ent drives three hours on bad something new or sheer necessity now totally hijacked by television
is all this improvised? bandis are completely irrel- roads to do this. Why? When we to create one? Is it about getting and Bollywood. Nothing wrong
Just as the role of tala or evant in every sense aes- were young, few supported us, new audiences or reaching out to with either, except that they are
composition in Hindustani thetically certainly but also now Im sixty and I want to pay where one lives? All of the above mass entertainment forms.
music (Khayal) goes past as a possible means of pro- back to society in some artistic and more. Dancers not only have to re-
even the most astute Carnatic moting understanding of the way, says Nagaraj. He is assisted The more comes from innovat- kindle interest in art but also en-
musicians/listeners. While other form. by Laxminarayan Jena, his protege ive outreach programme for a dan- sure survival and economic viabil-
demonstrating a vilambit The only way is exposure. and promising talent. cers artistry. When metro India is ity. The Government cannot and
bandish to a group of people Serious, sustained listening. In Puducherry, the Adi Shakti bored to death with choc-a-bloc need not bank-roll everything.
in Chennai, I was surprised Ultimately, appreciation is complex (founded by Veenapani events (and impossible evening Why should art be free? We can
to hear a puzzled, Where is fully possible only to the initi- Chawla) is a landmark venue for trudge to halls beating traffic pay hundreds for a film or a pizza,
the tala? Well, it is right ated it is an art form after many cultures, and just next door, snarls), it is the small towns or out- why not the same for a dance
there Dhin, dhin, dhage all. Even for the uninitiated, a serious Kalari set-up has come skirts of metros (affording accessib- show?
etc., each matra separated by it is a beautiful, exciting blur up, which premiered BHU last ility and basic facilities) that have Despite all this, the Indian dance
3-4 seconds, so that an av- which has its own charm, but month. On the outskirts of Aur- become happening art spaces. scene is vibrant and internationally
artan of 12 beats may last 40- only when it is prejudice An angabad, Parwati Dutta, trained in Protima the maverick visionary a viable employment opportunity
48 seconds. And composition free. understanding Kathak and Odissi, has set up a created Nrityagram some 30 years too. Teachers fly abroad to teach
and improvisation are so in- of both the gurukul hermitage, which reaches ago, far from Bangalore on govern- and hold master classes. Indians
terwoven that one can think The writer practises both Carnatic systems is out to thousands. Her success lies settled abroad are teaching and
the bandish is insignificant and Hindustani music essential in inclusivity, especially to the de- reaching out. In Houston or Hol-
prived and disadvantaged. land, Paris or Peru, Indian dance
All over India, such success stor- forms have a presence.
ies in dance are being scripted by Last week, an Argentinian vet-
die-hard fans of dance or dancers eran Myrta Barvie sent her latest
themselves. In Madras, Spaces of book (published by ICCR) in Span-
iconic choreographer Chand- ish. I couldnt read it, but it was full
ralekha has come up with technical of fine photographs and research,
inputs and vision to help dance. It which showed her love for Indian
has been transformed into a viable dance. She came here decades ago
space for all types of artistic and today is an icon of Indian
expressions. dance in that country. At least a
It seems the days of creating big hundred such examples abound.
institutions are over. Finding land Nataraja is indeed a universal
and resources is a tall order and in dance symbol.
absence of any real corporate sup-
port, new ventures have to be The writer, a critic and historian, is the
small and beautiful. author of several books and edits
Why, even contemporary dance Veenapani Chawla attenDance, a yearbook
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Call of the hills

Enter the land of the Apatani tribals with its picturesque valley,
lush rice fields, green carpeted slopes and cloud-kissed mountains.
The annual four-day (September 28 to October 1) Ziro Festival in
Arunachal Pradesh pans out in this wondrous landscape. The
festival that started in 2012 puts the folk artistes of the Northeast
under the spotlight. In the last six years of its existence, Ziro has
provided much more than a musical slice of the region. It brings
together headlining gigs from around the country and overseas.
The local musicians not only get to watch the best acts, but often
get to share the stage with them. Tents are pitched in the outdoor
for music-lovers, who travel far away from urban frenzy to sit
thousands of feet above sea level and soak in the sounds.

Marwar-Jodhpur, who is often seated in

row one during performances, is the chief
Folk may often appear like a restrictive,
isolated and fossilised form. On the con-
Field of options
patron. Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, trary, its about free spiritedness and cul- Its called Paddy Fields but is held indoors. The name reflects the agenda
who performed at the inaugural edition of tural bonhomie. We wanted our musi- though. The festival, launched last year by Nesco, aspires to find novel ways
the festival, is the international patron. cians to learn, grow and be more
Though folk artistes of Rajasthan are at the accessible to mainstream audiences. This to promote songs of the soil.

> core of RIFF, the festival in its effort to be
experimental and refreshing features di-
verse genres and artistes from across the
was possible only by facilitating collabora-
tions. It was part of our mandate from the
very beginning, points out Bhatia, artistic
Says Atul Chramani, curator, our line-up is a mlange of genres. Also, our
folk presentations do not pertain to any one region and sometimes have
From the beginning, globe. director and producer in theatre and mu- well-known singers rendering them. For instance, this year Shubha Mudgal
our intent was to From the beginning, our intent was to sic, he was earlier associated with Prithvi will present folk songs of Uttar Pradesh.
offer a substantial platform to folk artistes. Theatre, NCPA, Kala Ghoda Festival and
offer a substantial By substantial, we mean international, it Jaipur Heritage International Festival.
Besides the annual festival, which will be held this year on October 7 and 8,

Mingling with
platform to folk artistes. was not enough to be national, says Divya This year, RIFFs collaboration with Paddy Fields, through a radio show, keeps music lovers hooked to folk
Bhatia, who has been director of Jodhpur Spree festival (Paisley, Scotland) has Ross music. The Music Highway on Big FM is a weekly hour-long programme
By substantial, we RIFF since its inception. The reason be- Ainslie, multi-instrumentalist and com-
ing, he adds, While the world knows a lot poser (and co-recipient of the BBC2 Folk that focuses on one artiste in each episode. Nesco has also recorded 18
mean international about Indian classical music, it knows very Duo of the Year 2017), leading an ensemble traditional folk songs with various artistes. At our festival, folk takes on
Divya Bhatia little about our folk music. And we saw an that will feature fiddle player and com- nouveau colours to appeal to contemporary sensibilities, adds Atul.

the mainstream
opportunity there. So not only do we have poser Angus Lyon, songwriter Blue Rose
audience coming from other parts of the Code, Hindustani classical and mystical vo-
world, but also musicians. calist Smita Bellur and Sindhi sarangi mas-
Jodhpur RIFF is more than a return-to- ter Asin Khan Langa. Another interesting many still who need our attention and pat- the region through their flagship brand An-
roots celebration; its growing popularity cross-genre project is the jamming of ronage. Meeting their expectation is one of okhi. I have worked with them closely.
has impacted the economy of the region. Gaelic and Marwari bands Shooglenifty our biggest challenges. John, who passed away last year, never
The five-day festival (October 5-9) brings in and Dhun Dhora, whose music will be re- RIFF started at a time when India didnt missed attending the festival, says Bhatia,
Festivals dedicated to folk are exploring new The city with its narrow alleyways and tourists, who stay and explore the city. It corded and released as an album. have many festivals that bridged the gap who is delighted that RIFF draws enough
houses painted in blazing blue stands at has also transformed Besides the festival, we facilitate per- between folk and other forms. Even now music lovers, who are not reluctant to pay
sounds and collaborations the edge of the warm sands of the Thar. the lives of the musi- formances in India and abroad, informs there arent that many. The number of mu- and watch folk performances.
The region has been home to genera- cians, who no Bhatia. For instance, I have taken Rajasth- sic festivals has gone up but very few do They push us to come up with invent-
Chitra Swaminathan through palaces and ramparts. The mu- tions of folk music and dance com- longer sing and ani musicians to Commonwealth Games in what we do. In that sense, we are unique. ive presentations and improve the musical
sic of troubadours mingles with the tales munities. The Mirasis, Jogis, Langas, dance only at Glasgow in 2014. I now have an invitation More importantly, its exciting to be part of experience. When I began to work on the
of valour of Suryavanshi Rathores at the Manganiyars, Kalbeliyas, Dholies, Bho- religious fest- to present them at the Commonwealth the legacy of our Maharaja Gaj Singh and festival, the first thing I wondered was how

he setting is surreal. The full moon over five-century old magnificent pas, Nats and Banjaras continue to ivals and mar- Games in Australia next year. They have the couple John and Faith Singh. we were going to cart the technical equip-
gleams in the purple night sky. The Mehrangarh Fort. As Jodhpur RIFF (Ra- define the culture of the desert State. riages; they perform at prestigious performed at the Edinburgh International John aka Jitendra Pal, a Rajput and his ment and seating and stage material to the
citadel of sun is drenched in a sil- jasthan International Folk Festival) com- Jodhpur RIFF, conceived to showcase venues in the country and abroad. The Festival, WOMEX, festivals in Norway, Aus- English wife Faith started the Jaipur Vir- colossal fort perched on a 100-metre per-
very hue. The earthy voice of folk sing- pletes a triumphant decade, you realise this musical heritage, is hosted by exposure has also taught them to rework tralia and the U.K. And yet this is not asat Foundation, which initiated Jodhpur pendicular cliff. Tractors and trailers did it
ers and the haunting sounds of the festival is a perfect jugalbandi of art Mehrangarh Museum Trust and Jaipur Vir- their traditional repertoire, going beyond enough. Though every RIFF edition has RIFF with the Mehrangarh Museum Trust. over three days, says Bhatia.
khamaycha, manjira and dhol echo and history. asat Foundation. Maharaja Gaj Singh II of melodies attached to the lore of the land. about 250 folk artistes on board, there are They also revived hand block printing in All for a royal feast.
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When stage
becomes a temple...
Pt. Chhannu Lal Mishra says it will
require a revolution to bring thumri
to the mainstream

Complete devotion Pandit Chhannu Lal Mishra in New Delhi * SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR

Manjari Sinha Shiva, Mishra maintains, in Sanskrit. He shares that his three Swaras, which was of thumri ang apart from
Laya or the rhythm is Shiva great grandfather Pt. Jagdeep earlier just recited, not sung. more that 15 varieties of
The disarming simplicity of and Swara or melody is Par- Maharaj knew Sanskrit very Citing Bharadwaj Rishi thumri. There is bol-banav ki
Pt. Chhannulal Mishra is al- vati. They both together cre- well and he also composed basahin Prayaga, Chhannu thumri, bol-baant ki thumri,
ways striking. The Padma ate music. A good musician bandish in Sanskrit which are Lal ji connectsfamily legacy to ghanakshari thumri where
Bhushan was perhaps the maintains the balance still sung in his family tradi- this illustrious lineage. Hence each alphabet has a particular
most popular artiste at the between the two. Originally tion. his ancestors lived in Prayag swara for itself and sings
just concluded Thumri Fest- there was just Gandharva mu- and later shifted to Benaras. promptly the example, Saan-
ival in the Capital. He revelled sic, this fashion of Abhjaat Kevat Samvad He does not believe in ghar- vare ne Jaminatat chheeno
in his lec-dem type presenta- Sangeet (classical music) and The music lovers still re- ana but khandaan, the family mero haar, the aasari
tion that left the spellbound gharana is a recent phe- member his musical render- tradition. He has been trained thumri, Kaga re jare jare,
audience lapping up each and nomenon. Shiva-Mat is the ing (pravachana) of Kevat under his father Pt. Badri then there are umpteen folk
every offering with applause. oldest and the most authentic Samvaad, which brought Prasad and Ud. Ghani Khan of varieties like if you take just
Some excerpts from his on system of music which had all tears to many eyes. He admits Kirana Gharana, but his family the kajari, there is teejia kajri
and off stage interactions that three, the swara-laya-sahitya. that the credit goes to his tradition has given him the sung on the occasion of Harta-
highlight his musical notions Even Bharat Mat and Hanumat mother, who initiated him to sanskar of shastras he reiter- lika Teej, Azamgarhi kajri,
and perspectives. Mat et al came later. sing Ramcharitmanas and ates. He invites, Come and sit Mirzapuri kajri, then there is
Mishra takes every per- Earlier in fact, he adds, other religious scriptures. He with me I shall show you 70 ghato, Jogi sangwa re ho
formance as a prayer and the there were just Dhrupad and has all the seven chapters of kinds of sangeet, right from jaibe Joganiya.., If chaita is
manch (stage) as a temple. thumri, Gaavahin Guni- Tulasidass Ramcharitmanas the Veda-parayan, the singing the male dominated bhakti-
He explains one watches Gandharva sab, karahin (Ramayana) by heart which he of the Vedic richas to Upan- pradhan devotional variety,
drama or listens to a lecture Apsara Gaan. The Guni, wise keeps citing . He loves the ishads, Gita, Ramayan, the then chaiti is female oriented
on a stage, but the stage be- people and Gandharvas, sang Sundarkand associated with Sutras of Panini, the great shringar-pradhan style. Then
comes a temple when music is Dhrupad, which was a serious Hanuman, who is Guninaam Sanskrit grammarian who ex- there is sohar, sung on child-
rendered there. He quotes affair and the Apsaras sang Agraganyam, pioneer plained through his sutras, birth, and unending varieties
sage Narada to prove his point thumri which was amorous amongst the wisest of sages. the different jatis of laya like to be sung on various occa-
Naham vasami Vaikun- (Shringar-pradhan) style. Citing the Ramayan he ex- the tisra, chatusra, khand, sions of day-to-day life.
the..madbhaktah yatra gay- The khayal came later as an plains, Rachi Mahes nij mistra, sankeerna et al. I will
anti tatra tishthaami Narada! amalgamation of both the manas Raga., it was Lord show you the four sansthan of Compulsory subject
where Bhagwan Himself has elements. Shiva who created music and aalap, the meru-Khand, the Mishra is not satisfied with
told Narada, I dont live in Mishra believes that the then taught it to Kag- sthay-Bhanjani, rupak-Bhan- the present state of thumri
heaven nor in the hearts of knowledge of Sanskrit is a Bhushundi, and through jani, the fifteen kinds of gama- and its propagation. He thinks
the Yogis, I live where my de- must if one wants to learn Yagyavalkya Muni it reached kas, etc. it should be made a compuls-
votees sing. classical music because all the sage Bharadwaj, who for the Coming back to thumri, he ory subject then only the
A staunch devotee of Lord shastras or treatise are written first time sang the Veda in explains there are also khayal younger generation would be
inclined to learn it but then he
Fascinating flavours worries about who is going to
The Thumri Festival jointly organised by the Sahitya Kala Parishad, Department of Art, Culture and Lan- teach them. There are just a
guages, Government of Delhi recently at the Kamani auditorium; featured a judicious blend of veterans like few thumri singers like him
Vidushi Girija Devi and Pt. Chhannu Lal Mishra and younger artistes such as Aarati Ankalikar, Kalpana Zokarkar, and Vidushi Girija Devi. He
Malini Awasthi, Meeta Pandit, Ramakant Gaikwad, Pooja Goswami and Indrani Mukherjee offering fascinating has no grudges against the
flavours of this semi-classical genre. governments because they
Opening the three-day festival, Arati Ankalikar trained under the stalwarts of Agra, Gwalior and Jaipur-Atrauli keep awarding the Gunijan
Gharana; regaled the audience with her imaginative bol-banav in a thumri Kirwani set to the challenging slow and doing their bit to organise
deepchandi of 14 beat cycle, a lilting dadra in Pancham se Gara and a kajri composed and taught by Vidushi Gir- programmes like the Thumri
ija Devi herself, who told Aarati, Badish udaane se nahi, seekhne se aati hai (you cant steal and sing a composi- Festival.
tion stealthily, unless you learn it properly under the Guru.) No wonder Arati got a standing ovation for her per- He says the yearning to
formance that had the authentic flavour of the Purab Ang gayaki. learn should come from
Kalpana Zokarkar from Indore had thethe romanticism and reposeful delivery of emotions in her flawless per- within, then only one would
formance of thumri khamaj followed by the dadra, Sanvariya chain kahon se paoon immortalised as a duet try to understand its nuances.
by Nirmala Devi and Lakshmi Shankar. The concluding piece announced as kajri was more of a dadra, notwith- It is a challenging gayaki that
standing the reference of Sawan. Ramakant Gaikwad from Dharwad, trained under Pt. Jagdish Prasad, the senior demands the knowledge of
disciple of Ud. Bade Ghulam Ali Khan naturally offered the fragrance of Patiala in the nostalgic thumri/dadras of not only the melody and
Khan Sahib. rhythm but also the sahitya to
Malini Awasthi, with the best of accompaniment by Pt. Dharm Nath Mishra on harmonium, Murad Ali on understand the rasa-bhava. I
Sarangi and Ustad Akram Khan on tabla, offered a variety of thumri, dadra, kajri, sohar and sawan in her own can only wish, pray and con-
Benarasi style. Indrani Mukherji, Pooja Goswami and Meeta Pandit regaled with their melodious sensitivity and tribute at my own level, but it
Vidushi Girija Devi belied her age, she is nearing ninety, with the immaculate rendering of whatever she presen- needs an enthusiastic an-
ted in her seasoned voice with full control over the dynamic delivery of the typical Purab Ang gayaki. dolan (revolution) to bring it
Malini Awasthi to the mainstream.
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Both part
and alone
Labels dont fit Moushumi Bhowmick, whose songs
stem from experience and emotion
Kunal Ray
things. And that is my reality.
DDDDDDDDDDDDD You see, structure is also such a
social and political thing.

oushumi Bhowmik, just
like her music, defies You are a singer and songwriter.
easy classification. Her How is a song born?
curiosity about music and the
creation of an archive to make a I began to write songs in the
reservoir of folk music available 1990s. Each song was born out of
for generations to come has some experience or some felt
garnered admirers all over the emotion or both. The words and
globe. Her albums, Ekhono the melody flow sometimes
golpo lekho and Ami ghor words and melody are born at
bahir kori, herald a new aes- the same time. Joshor Road for
thetics in contemporary Bengali example, I wrote all sixteen tain number of years. Whether certain musical era? If you think but others might think differ-
music. Songs from 26H, her re- verses and one look at them, I anything of my work will remain, of adhunik being also contem- ently about me. They might see
cent album, comes after a hiatus sang the whole song at one go. I cannot say. I do not think of porary, then I could also be seen me as being part of something
of sixteen years. Excerpts from Don't know how. Sometimes a such things. I have not tried to as adhunik. I am of my time, singer of the now dead 1990s;
an interview: song is born from a word, just achieve anything with my songs. after all. Again, say contempor- one of the new Bengali women
You do not have a so called one word, sometimes a phrase. I write and sing because I am ary before a Western musician singer-songwriters; singer of
structured training in music. Do But of course a lot of chiselling moved to do so, that is all. Music and that will immediately sug- political songs; adhunik, jibon-
you think that turned out to be and fine-tuning goes on after a is a part of my natural being. gest a certain genre of Western mukhi labels are aplenty.
an advantage in your case? song is born and it changes, music. Therefore labels are al-
evolves, and becomes something Your songs are classified as the ways problematic. Also how does one sustain your
I cannot really see it as my ad-
else as time goes by. modern song (adhunik) type. kind of music practice?
vantage or disadvantage. Struc-
How do you respond to such What drew you to folk music and
tured training is something I did
For many listeners, you mark an categorisation? the eventual setting up of The My question too! How to sus-
not have, sure, but if you map
epoch in Bengali music almost Travelling Archive? tain? I once worked in a docu-
my trajectory, you will probably
introducing a new kind of That is a Wiki classification. mentary where after the Calcutta
find some kind of a structure in it
aesthetics with minimal And I have long had in mind to That is a big question and I riots of 1992, a man had asked,
too. If I knew how to recognise
instrumentation. What are you edit that bit. But I am also too think The Travelling Archive Hum kis tarah jiyen aur kaise ra-
all the ragas and had the vocal
trying to achieve or address busy and lazy. What is Bangla website (www.thetravelling- hen? How to live and what to do
agility of greats like Ashwini
through your music? adhunik gaan? I think of a cer- has a lot about the with our lives?
Bhide Deshpande or the finesse
tain sound when I think of genesis of the project.
of Rajeswari Dutta or the virtuos-
I do not know about epochs. adhunik gaan 50s, 60s, sweet, Suffice it to say that it began as You have released an album after
ity of Malati Ghoshal, or if I was
That is for the historians to say. I rich, sentimental, romantic. In a personal thing, and a singers sixteen years. Tell us about Songs
able to distinguish Baroque from
merely began to work in a cer- this post-adhunik time, why journey into a world of song, and from 26H.
Romantic, would that not be
tain time and will work for a cer- freeze a song and a singer in a then one door opened to an-
nice? But I can do none of those
other and that to yet another and Songs from 26H is an album of
a map began to unfurl before my home-recordings. It is an album
eyes. made bit by bit over years, by
Sukanta Majumdar, who is a friends, in the comfort of home,
sound recordist, joined me on or homes in more than one con-
this journey and together what tinent.
evolved over a period of more The four of us who have done
than ten years is what we have the bulk of the work are me of
now as The Travelling Archive. course as the songs are mine, ex-
cept for one of Rabindranath
Is classical music elitist? and one Atulprasadi; then Oliver
or Olly Weeks, an English com-
Elitist of which time? The poser and multi-instrumentalist
elite of a certain time might be- based in London with whom I
come irrelevant in another. A have been collaborating since
new class of people with money 2002; Satyaki Banerjee, who is a
and power in a new time can be- singer and dotara/oud player;
gin to buy their ways into an old and sound recordist Sukanta
elitism, transforming it in the Majumdar, my partner in The
process. I am wary of such la- Travelling Archive. Home and
bels. There have been and there the search for it are the main
are continuing efforts to break themes of this album. It is re-
the wall around classical music, leased by our own record label,
and take it to more people. The Travelling Archive Records
content of classical music, its af- (www.travelling-
fective qualities are not elitist. Like our
In the world of songs There is something universal other albums, this too is a set of
Moushumi Bhowmik about the beauty of such highly a CD (with an exclusive mp3
and her latest album, refined art. Maybe the problem downloads code) and a bilingual
26H is denial as well as the commodi- booklet of essays and lyrics and
fication of access. translation of the songs. The