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Note ban, GST ruined nation: Rahul Centres envoy to
Faulty tax regime destroying small businessmen and industries, says Congress vice-president hold talks on J&K
Ex-IB chief to initiate dialogue with all
Mahesh Langa
BJP offered sections as special representative
U.P. to digitalise
medical colleges
A day after Revenue Secret-
ary Hasmukh Adhia said the
me 1 crore
LUCKNOW Goods and Services Tax Narendra Patel, a key
The case history of patients (GST) requires a major rejig, member of the Patidar
as well as other information Congress vice-president Anamat Andolan Samiti
related to medicine stock and Rahul Gandhi stepped up at- (PAAS), has alleged that the
hospital staff could soon be tacks on Prime Minister Nar- BJP offered him 1 crore to
online in State-run medical endra Modi and dubbed the break away from the Patidar
colleges in Uttar Pradesh. GST BJPs Gabbar Singh agitation and join the party.
The Bharatiya Janata Party Tax. He joined the BJP on
government is planning to Addressing a rally here on Sunday. Another Hardik
start the facility of e- Monday, Mr. Gandhi aide Varun Patel had joined
hospital in medical colleges. slammed the Centre for a the party on Saturday after
faulty tax regime that is meeting BJP president Amit New task: Dineshwar Sharma calls on Rajnath Singh
NORTH A PAGE 2 destroying small business- Shah. Within a few hours of in New Delhi on Monday. PTI *

men and industries in the joining the party, Mr.
country. The government Narendra Patel alleged that Special Correspondent At a hurriedly convened
AAP likely to contest just
ignored all our suggestions he received 10 lakh as a New Delhi press conference, Mr. Singh
24 seats in Gujarat polls
on GST and introduced it token amount. He accused In a reversal of its earlier said the Centre has shown
with celebrations at mid- Mr. Varun Patel of stand, the Centre on conviction and consistency
The AAP is planning to
night. In their GST, there is facilitating the deal. A PAGE 11 Monday announced the ap- on the Kashmir issue and,
contest only 24 of the 182
the highest 28% tax and Shot in the arm: Rahul Gandhi with Alpesh Thakor at a public meeting in Gandhinagar. *
PTI pointment of former Intelli- carrying forward this policy,
three return forms that gence Bureau (IB)chief we have decided to begin a
elections, party sources said.
A source said a survey was
makes the GST Gabbar Singh
Tax, he said.
In his 30-minute speech,
he asked the PM to break his
their interests at the cost of
the public, he said, refer-
cause their voice is the voice
of the people, the Congress
An insult to the Dineshwar Sharma as a
special representative to
sustained dialogue policy.
conducted in Gujarat districts
and that the AAP is likely to
Small trades hit
silence on the business deal-
ings of BJP president Amit
ring to social agitations by
the Patidar community seek-
leader said and referred to
allegations by a key aide of
people: Hardik initiate and carry forward a
dialogue with the elected
Sensitive to issues
Responding to a question
contest from areas with a
Demonetisation and GST to- Shahs son Jay Shah whose ing quotas in jobs and educa- Hardik Patel, who accused Patidar Anamat Andolan representatives, various or- whether Mr. Sharma would
strong anti-incumbency
gether have ruined the eco- company saw unpreceden- tion, OBCs for jobs and SCs the BJP of offering him one Samiti leader Hardik Patel ganisations and individuals have talks with the Hurriyat
factor against the BJP.
nomy, he charged. With ted growth in turnover after seeking land for agriculture. crore to break away from the wondered why the BJP concerned in Jammu and Conference, the Minister
DELHI METRO A PAGE 3 one stroke of demonetisa- the BJP came to power at the Modiji gave benefits and agitation. offered a huge sum to lure Kashmir. said he holds the rank of a
tion, Modiji ruined the eco- Centre. incentives of 35,000 crore Whether they give one Patidar leaders if it had The last time such an ex- Cabinet Secretary and
nomy but he did not stop Debunking the Gujarat to the Nano car factory in the crore, 100 crore, 1000 crore brought about development ercise was held was in 2010 would have complete inde-
there. He went ahead with model of development, Mr. State but the car is nowhere or the wealth of the world, in Gujarat. People of when the UPA government pendence in deciding who
GST, which has derailed the Gandhi said there were al- to be seen. With that the voice of Gujarat cannot Gujarat are not so cheap that appointed a group of three to hold talks with. Referring
small businessmen and in- most 30 lakh youth unem- amount, he could have be silenced or muted or the BJP can buy them. This interlocutors to hold sus- to Prime Minister Narendra
dustries, he said. ployed in the State because waived off the entire debt of bought over, he said. The is an insult to the people of tained dialogue with all sec- Modis Independence Day
The rally was organised by the BJP government had farmers in Gujarat. Congress, he added, will the State, and they will take tions. Soon after the BJP-led address, Mr. Singh said the
OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, failed to provide jobs to Now the people of Gu- work for the welfare of farm- revenge, Mr. Hardik Patel NDA came to power, on government was sensitive to
who joined the Congress, them. Today in Gujarat, jarat are angry and therefore ers, labourers, youth and said, after his aide Narendra September 23, 2014 Home issues related to J&K.
giving a boost to the party every community is on agita- there are social agitations. women and will have spe- Patel claimed that the BJP Minister Rajnath Singh ruled
ahead of the crucial As- tion because the BJP govern- You cannot mute the voice of cific schemes for them. offered him 1 crore to break out the appointment of any CONTINUED ON A PAGE 10
sembly polls to be held later ment in the State caters to Hardik Patel or Alpesh away from the quota interlocutor saying it was a DINESHWAR SHARMA IS
DELHI METRO A 6 PAGES this year. only a few industrialists and Thakor or Jignesh Mevani be- SP TO BACK CONGRESS A PAGE 11 agitation. A PAGE 11 non-productive practice. KNOWN AS DOVE A PAGE 10

T.N. man sets himself, Why make a show of patriotism? Rajasthan tables Bill amid uproar
family ablaze over debt Plea against featuring national anthem in movie halls
Press Trust of India
Monday tabled in the As-
sembly a Bill to replace the
on-duty action without sanc-
tion. Union Law Minister
Amid uproar from the Op- ordinance to protect serving Ravi Shankar Prasad said the
P. Sudhakar Esakkimuthu is in a critical Krishnadas Rajagopal need for an Indian to wear led by Chief Justice of India position Congress, Ra- and former judges, magis- Bill is meant to prevent mo-
TIRUNELVELI condition. NEW DELHI his patriotism on his sleeve. Dipak Misra hearing a peti- jasthan Home Minister trates and public servants tivated complaints.
Esakkimuthu, a labourer His wife Subbulakshmi The Supreme Courts contro- tion filed by the Kodungallur Gulabchand Kataria on from being investigated for DETAILS ON A PAGE 7
who had submitted repeated and daughters Mathi Saranya versial order mandating Moral policing Film Society in Kerala to re-
petitions to the Tirunelveli (4) and Akshaya Bharanitha moviegoers to stand up Next thing will be that call the November order.
Collector seeking relief from (18 months) succumbed to when the national anthem is people should not wear T- Incidentally, it was a
harassment over unpaid burns in the evening. A resid- featured in cinema halls be- shirts and shorts to movies Bench led by Justice Misra,
debt, set himself and his ent of Kasidharmam under fore every show found criti- because it will amount to dis- before he became Chief
family ablaze on the the Achchanpudhur police cism from within the highest respect to the national an- Justice, which passed the or-
Tirunelveli Collectorate station, Esakkimuthu had judiciary itself. them ... where do we stop der in November 2016, mak-
premises on Monday morn- borrowed 1.45 lakh from a Supreme Court judge, this moral policing, Justice ing it mandatory for movie
ing. moneylender, Muthulak- Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, on Chandrachud observed in halls to play the national an-
The victims were rushed shmi, a few months ago. Monday lashed out at the lo- open court. them before every show.
to the Tirunelveli Medical gic behind the November 30, Justice Chandrachud was
College and Hospital where CONTINUED ON A PAGE 10 2016 order, saying there is no part of a three-judge Bench CONTINUED ON A PAGE 10


Pothole Raja rules

Bengaluru roads
K.C. Deepika for the initiative. Pothole
BENGALURU Raja will identify areas
The massive number of where potholes are a
potholes that have made problem and we will
their appearance on sponsor the activity and
Bengalurus roads are participate in it in
earning more than just November, said Rashmi K,
peoples wrath: they are president of the club. Filling
attracting sponsorships and a 50-mm-deep pothole costs
manpower from private 2,500.
clubs and corporates. For the Arundhathi
Last month, employees Foundation, started by
of the telecom tower Shubhangi and Sanjay
company, Indus Towers, Tambwekar in the memory
performed a different kind of their daughter Arundhati,
of duty: filling potholes. who passed away in a road
Having heard complaints accident in Vellore in 2014,
from employees about the such moves are a welcome
back-breaking journeys boost. We have been filling
through the monsoon, the potholes through our
company decided to do Project Vikram since 2015.
them and other commuters But it is a difficult task for
some good. They partnered two people. Pothole Raja
with a Bengaluru-based has all that is required to
private enterprise engaged carry out the task, which is
in filling potholes, called why we are collaborating
Pothole Raja. One evening, with them, said Dr.
some 40 employees got out Shubhangi.
of office and started fixing This year, between
potholes. They ended up September and October
filling 16 of them on alone, Pothole Raja received
Bannerghatta Road. 150 calls, 80% of them for
They arent the only ones public roads. We received
to roll up their sleeves. The repeat calls from places
ladies wing of Lions Club is including Electronics City,
preparing itself to take on Kaggadasapura, Outer Ring
the task. The Lioness Club Road and Mysuru Road,
of Bangalore Anjanadri will said Prathaap Bhimasena
also be pitching in with Rao, who started Pothole
womanpower and funds Raja.




U.P. to digitalise medical colleges Canadian leaders

DELHI Timings
Tuesday, October 24
RISE 06:27 SET 17:43
RISE 10:12 SET 21:06
Wednesday, October 25
Move comes after the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy where infants died due to lack of oxygen supply
remarks condemned
RISE 06:28 SET 17:42
RISE 11:03 SET 21:52 Bid to destabilise Punjab: Amarinder
Thursday, October 26 Omar Rashid lotted a budget of 10 crore,
RISE 11:51 SET 22:41 The case history of patients The National Informatics CHANDIGARH
as well as other information Centre in Lucknow has con- Punjab Chief Minister Capt.
related to medicine stock ducted gap analysis of the Amarinder Singh on
and hospital staff could soon possible resources and other Monday condemned
be online in State-run med- requirements needed to set Canadas New Democratic
ical colleges in Uttar Pra- up the system. Party leader Jagmeet Singhs
desh. The Bharatiya Janata Apart from e-hospitals, remarks on self-determina-
Party government is plan- the government has also tion for Punjab, saying he
ning to start the facility of e- formed a Medical Education was obviously totally discon- Punjab Chief Minister
hospital in medical Strategy Cell, the first of its nected from the ground Amarinder Singh FILE PHOTO

colleges. kind in the State, to create a realities in India.

road map for phase-wise im- Accusing Mr. Jagmeet The Chief Minister al-
New facility in 6 colleges provements in the medical Singh of trying to destabilise leged that the Canadian
Six medical colleges have education sector. Punjab by creating strife politician was trying to whip
been picked for implementa- The MESC will look into with his ill-conceived and up negative passions among
tion of the new facility in the the findings and suggestions confrontational remarks, the Sikh community. The
first phase. These are the made by the various teams of the Chief Minister said the newly-elected NDP leader
medical colleges of Kanpur, senior medical professors Canadian authorities should would not succeed in his ne-
Jhansi, Agra, Meerut and who recently inspected 13 take serious note of such farious designs as the
Gorakhpur, and the Cardi- medical colleges in the State. disruptive elements who people of Punjab want
ology and Cancer Institute in were using their soil to peace and stability, he said.
Kanpur. Upgradation of hospitals spread discord in India. He added that the com-
New power tariff The governments de- The government has also ini- Mr. Jagmeets statement ments against Punjab
cision to digitalise informa- tiated the process to upgrade that he considers self-de- amounted to anti-India
CHANDIGARH tion regarding the stock sup- five district hospitals to the termination to be a basic conspiracy and hoped that
ply in government hospitals level of medical college with right in places such as Pun- the Canadian government
The Punjab State Electri- comes a few months after Life and death: A doctor attending to a child at Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur the help of the Centre: Basti, jab, Catalonia or Quebec would take due cognisance
city Regulatory Commis- the Baba Raghav Das Medical where scores of infants died due to alleged shortage of oxygen. FILE PHOTO: V.V. KRISHNAN *
Faizabad, Firozabad, Shahja- was clearly designed to of the same, urging Cana-
sion on Monday an- College in Gorakhpur came hanpur and Bahraich. spread trouble in Punjab, dian Prime Minister Justin
nounced new power tariff under the spotlight when Information related to agement, said Uttar Pradesh as well as patient care will be The district hospitals in said Mr. Amarinder Singh, Trudeau to ensure that his
for 2017-18 to 2019-20, around 30 infants died in the hospital attendants, medical Medical Education Minister online, Mr. Tandon said. Sultanpur, Lalitpur, Deoria, asserting that his govern- countrys soil is not used for
which has been increased hospital in a span of 48 students, stock supply and Ashutosh Tandon here on To set up the hospital Etah and Deoria have also ment would not allow any such treacherous assaults
by 9.33% from the current hours allegedly due to short- case history of patients will Monday. All information re- management system, the been identified for upgrada- such attempt to succeed at on Indias integrity and
tariff. age of oxygen supply. be put up online by the man- garding medical education government has already al- tion. any cost. security.

Khattar govt.,
Oppn. cross
swords over
canal issue

The Haryana Assembly on

Monday witnessed noisy
scenes over the State gov-
ernments decision to de-
notify the Dadupur Nalvi
canal in Yamunanagar.
Soon after the obituaries
were read out, Congress
leader Bhupinder Singh
Hooda raised the issue,
saying that the State gov-
ernments decision was
anti-farmer and his party
would not let it happen.
While Speaker Kanwar
Pal said discussion on the
issue can be taken up on
Tuesday, the Congress
members kept shouting
slogans against the govern-
ment and entered the well
of the House. The Speaker
then named the members
and asked them to leave
the House.
Separately, Haryana
Chief Minister Manohar Lal
Khattar said that the Op-
position had been politi-
cising the canal issue and
they had no feelings for the
farmers. After a long study
it has been found that
Dadupur Nalvi Canal is not
in the interest of farmers of
the State, hence the de-
cision to denotify it has
been taken, said Mr. Khat-
tar, as he interacted with a
delegation of farmers that
had come to thank him for
the decision.

900 acres acquired

Farmers interest is above
everything and under no
circumstances would a
flood-like situation be al-
lowed to arise in Shahabad-
Dadupur Nalvi area. As
many as 900 acres of land
had been acquired for the
canal and compensation at
the rate of 6 lakh per acre
had been given, he said.
Mr. Khattar said the land
returned would be utilised
for setting up schools, hos-
pitals and other develop-
ment works.

Published by N. Ram at Kasturi Buildings, 859 & 860, Anna Salai, Chennai-600002 and Printed by S. Ramanujam at HT Media Ltd. Plot No. 8, Udyog Vihar, Greater Noida Distt. Gautam Budh Nagar, U.P. 201306, on behalf of KASTURI & SONS LTD., Chennai-600002. Editor: Mukund Padmanabhan (Responsible for selection of news under the PRB Act).
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Bengal CID to probe into SIs killing

Four other policemen were injured during the raid at a forest near Darjeeling on October 13
STAFF REPORTER of sub-inspector Amitabh The police embarked on 19 others named in the FIR Gurung and his associ-
KOLKATA Mullick. The case was the operation after receiving were booked on charges in- ates have been booked for
The Criminal Investigation handed over to us two days information that Mr. Gurung cluding murder and arson, their alleged involvement in
Department (CID) of West back, said Additional Dir- and his followers were hid- State police said. violence, arson and killing of
Bengal has taken over the in- ector General of CID. ing in the area. Mr. Gurung has gone into an on-duty sub-inspector, a
vestigation into the alleged Mr. Mullick was killed in hiding since August after senior police officer said.
killing of a State police sub- the forest area of Sirubari Booked for murder cases under the Unlawful West Bengal Director Gen-
inspector during an early under the Darjeeling police Soon after the incident, Dar- Activities (Prevention) Act eral of Police Surajit Kar
morning operation in Dar- station during an exchange jeeling police lodged a suo were lodged against him for Purkayastha had visited Dar-
jeeling on October 13. of fire with the followers of motu FIR against Mr. Gurung his alleged involvement in jeeling after the incident to
We have taken over the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and others in relation to the bomb blasts in Darjeeling monitor the situation.
investigation into the death president Bimal Gurung. murder. Besides Mr. Gurung, and its adjoining areas. (With inputs from PTI)
Demanding justice
lauds Naga
tribal groups
Press Trust of India
The interlocutor for Naga
peace talks, R.N. Ravi, on
Monday lauded the Naga
tribal grass-roots organisa-
tions and civil societies for
making it possible for the
six Naga National Political
Groups (NNGPs), who are
now formally party to the
peace process, to come
This is a historic devel-
opment because howso-
ever comprehensive the Candlelight vigil: Youth Congress activists holding a protest rally in Bhubaneswar on Monday
Naga issue, we cannot against the State governments inaction in the Koraput gang-rape case. BISWARANJAN ROUT *

leave anyone out of the

peace process. We must
strive to the best of the
ability to make it happen,
Mr. Ravi said.
Two elephants electrocuted
Mr. Ravi is here to hold
peace talks with the work-
ing committee of six
Bodies found near a power pole, says forest officer
NNPGs, which is being Staff Reporter for the deaths would be ing in contact with live
BHUBANESWAR clear in five days, said wires this year alone.
held for the first time in the
State. Two elephants, including a Sushant Kumar, Divisional At least 26 elephants
calf, allegedly died of elec- Forest Officer of have died due to deliberate
trocution near the Teldihi Jharsuguda. electrocution during the
railway crossing in Odishas past four years. Most of
Jharsuguda district on Sagging wires these elephants were killed
Monday. Sagging electric wires cause by farmers who illegally
While the body of the fe- the death of a large number draw power from overhead
male elephant was found of elephants in Odisha. Dur- cables to create live-wire
near an electric pole, that of ing the past four years, 38 fences around their crop
the calf was discovered in a elephants have been elec- fields while some set up
trench. trocuted by low-slung over- traps to poach elephants.
At present, we cannot head electric cables. If electrocution is found
come to any conclusion, but In June, three elephants to be the cause of death of
the elephants were found were found electrocuted in the two elephants, we will
dead near an electric pole. the Dhenkanal forest divi- file a criminal case against
Post-mortems are being sion. More than 10 ele- the power distribution com-
conducted and the reason phants have died after com- pany, the DFO said.







Schoolgirls death triggers violence Woman raped in full
The Kerala girl had jumped from third floor after alleged harassment by teachers
Special Correspondent
house at Ramankulangara in
the city by about 3 p.m. after
public view, man held
Thol. Thirumavalavan A tense situation prevailed in post-mortem examination in
calls on Pinarayi Vijayan the vicinity of Trinity Ly- Thiruvananthapuram. Public apathy over the assault in Visakhapatnam decried
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ceum school on Monday Hundreds of people had
Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi when a march to the school gathered at the house. The Special Correspondent for forensic tests, he added. not eaten for a few days and
president Thol. by activists of the Students funeral rites were held at the VISAKHAPATNAM It is learnt that the wo- was lying in an extremely
Thirumavalavan called on Federation of India (SFI) and Mulamkadakam public The police on Monday arres- mans father lives in weakened condition on the
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi the Kerala Students Union crematorium. ted Ganji Shiva, 21, a truck Thatchetlapalem in the city, footpath beside a tree. The
Vijayan here on Monday to (KSU) turned violent. Police had registered a driver, for raping a middle- and her husband in Chodav- accused approached her in
congratulate him for his The march was in protest criminal case against the two aged woman on Sunday af- aram in Visakhapatnam dis- inebriated condition and
decision to recruit Dalits as against the alleged harass- teachers, Sindhu and Cres- ternoon at the Railway New trict. She has two grown up committed the crime at
temple priests. Mr. ment meted out by two wo- ence, in connection with the Colony area in children who live in Guntur. around 2.30 p.m. She was
Thirumavalavan termed the men teachers to a Class X girl incident. Visakhapatnam. too weak to resist, said the
State governments decision as a result of which she had Police moved in to arrest The accused committed Marital discord inspector.
a bold step. jumped from the third floor the teachers following the the act in full public view on According to the police, the
of the school building on Fri- death of the student, but the pavement, yet nobody woman was suffering from Video uploaded
2 held for dropping day. She died in a hospital in Raging fury: SFI and KSU activists throwing stones, at Trinity both are absconding. tried to stop him or rescue depression due to marital But what surprises us is the
cockroach in canteen food Thiruvananthapuram on Lyceum school in Kollam on Monday. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT* Police said they had even the woman. discord and had left home apathy of the public. None
BENGALURU Monday. searched the houses of their According to the police, about a month ago. How- reacted. Only an auto driver
Two autorickshaw drivers Police resorted to force When the police used gate were caned and chased relatives. the accused is addicted to al- ever, she was abandoned by filmed the incident and up-
have been arrested for when the protesting SFI and force to bring the situation away. Some activists who cohol and drugs and had members of her natal family loaded it to the police What-
allegedly dropping a KSU members began throw- under control, the students resisted the police were ar- Anticipatory bail served a sentence in 2012 in here in the city, said Two sApp number. And we were
cockroach in the food served ing stones at the school turned their ire on them. rested. It is understood that the two a juvenile home for stealing Town Inspector G.V. alerted by the Control
in Karnataka governments property. Several policemen, SFI and The KSU has called for a teachers are moving the two motorcycles. Ramana. Room, said ACP Narasimha
flagship programme Indira A bus parked on the cam- KSU activists and at least district-wide hartal on Tues- High Court for anticipatory While we sent the ac- She was living in the rail- Murty.
Canteen to seek publicity, pus was badly damaged and four media persons were in- day in protest against the po- bail. cused to remand, the victim way station area till about K. Padma of the Progress-
police said on Monday. The a few other school property jured in the violence. lice action. The SFI accused the po- has been sent to the KGH for three days ago and then ive Organisation for Women
police said the CCTV camera was vandalised. Anticipating Police then used teargas lice of being lax and said that medical examination, said moved to the Railway New said she was dismayed to see
showed one of the drivers trouble, the school authorit- shells to disperse the protest- Teachers absconding their protests would con- ACP (East) A. Narasimha Colony area. people walking past and not
dropping the cockroach in the ies had declared Monday a ers. KSU activists staging a Meanwhile, the body of the tinue till the teachers were Murthy. Blood samples also According to Mr. Ramana, coming to the rescue of the
food. PTI holiday. dharna in front of the school girl was brought to her arrested. had been collected and sent the woman apparently had hapless woman.

No viable business model yet for good journalism

N. Ram underlines distinction between news and journalism, stresses that buoyancy of print media development should not be romanticised
Special Correspondent As the newspaper in- romanticised, warned Mr. polls, Mr. Ram said it was an light, Mr. Ram said it was Editor, The Hindu said the in-
CHENNAI dustry in India went through Ram. endemic corruption which changing at the speed of troduction of the corrections
Stating that nobody has several changes in the recent The social reach of the was present even after the sound in India, indicating and clarifications column in
figured out a viable business past, he said, There is a Indian press is still not im- elections. Though the Press the change was slow. any newspaper generates an
model for quality journal- need to critically reflect on pressive in relation to the Council of India did come up enormous amount of good-
ism, N. Ram, Chairman, The and rethink the implications population and this has im- with a report on the issue, it Engaging with readers will, adding that readers re-
Hindu Group of Publications, of the buoyant growth story. plications in the news cover- did not name the culprits. In her welcome address, act very positively to a pub-
on Monday said a distinction While the growth has also age, he said and observed The Press Council, Mr. ONO president Esther Enkin lication that owns up its
has to be made between the slowed down for the printed that the coverage of rural In- Ram contended was infes- referred to the reported mistakes.
state of news media and the press, the situation of news dia was on the decline unlike ted with representatives of statement of the President of He hoped that in the days
state of journalism while crit- television was quite 15 years ago. the media, overwhelmingly the United States wondering ahead The Hindus Readers
ically assessing the perform- complex. The economics of publish- populated by proprietors, why reporters can write Editor A.S. Panneerselvan
ance of news media. ing newspapers in India has managers and working what they want and said, would be persuaded in
The two states tend to get Coverage of rural India hardened while news televi- journalists and had no teeth, We know that there is some- helping to draft guidelines
conflated in public as well as Though the huge readership sions didnt pay for itself, he which was an unsatisfactory thing serious going on. on a range of issues such as
media marketing, Mr. Ram of the Indian language press pointed out. state of affairs. While contending that there the use of anonymous
N. Ram, Chairman, The Hindu Group of Publications; Esther said in his keynote address at was recorded by political sci- As against the The Guardi- was a singular lack of trust, sources, social media policy
Enkin, president, ONO; Tarmu Tammerk, Ombudsman, the annual conference of the entist Robin Jeffrey in his re- Menace of paid news ans former Editor-in-Chief she insisted that the journal- and a whole slew of other
Estonian Public Broadcasting; A.S. Panneerselvan, Readers Organisation of News Om- search, the buoyancy and As for the illegal practice of Alan Rusbridgers observa- ists work should be a van- subjects that touch on the
Editor, The Hindu and Mukund Padmanabhan, Editor, The budsmen & Standards Edit- implications of the print me- paid news which surfaced tion that journalism was guard of restoring that trust. ethics of the journalistic
Hindu, at the inauguration of the ONO conference. R. RAGU * ors (ONO) here. dia development need not be in the 2009 Parliamentary changing at the speed of Mukund Padmanabhan, profession.

Vizag on

Kerala teacher in the dock Dryclean

alert for
for distorting history anniversary
The books are reference material for a scholarship exam Sumit Bhattacharjee
Staff Reporter quiry against K.K. Murali, a the author of Manu Smriti, Situation in the Agency
Kozhikode teacher at Government Vo- and Vinayak Damodar Sav- area of Visakhapatnam,
The Deputy Director of cational Higher Secondary arkar, the late leader of the particularly on the Andhra-
Education (DDE), School, Koyilandy, who was Hindu Maha Sabha. Odisha Border (AOB), is
Kozhikode, has submitted accused of distributing The book claimed that tense as the first an-
an inquiry report to the Dir- them. the first struggle for Inde- niversary of the Ramaguda
ector of Public Instruction pendence was launched by or Ramgarh Exchange of
(DPI) on the distribution of Akhanda Bharat the Hindu sanyasis of Fire draws nearer.
books containing distorted The book has on its cover Bengal in 1773, not by In- The CPI (Maoist) is mak-
versions of Indian history to page a picture of Deen dian sepoys in 1857. ing arrangements to hold a
students of a government Dayal Upadhyaya, the ideo- According to sources in major commemoration
school at Koyilandy. logue of the Jan Sangh, the the Education Department, meet to observe the first
The books were meant to forerunner of the BJP. A Mr. Murali had not sought anniversary even as the se-
be reference material for map of India shows the permission of the curity forces have intensi-
the Sanskruti Jnana Pareek- Akhanda Bharat, with school principal for distrib- fied the combing and
sha, a scholarship exam for Pakistan too being part of uting the books. stepped up the security
students from Classes V to it. It says that the mosque in The students were re- measures to ensure nor-
VIII, held by Vidya Bharati, Ayodhya was built after de- portedly charged 50 for malcy in the region. Check-
a frontal organisation of the molishing a Ram temple each book. posts have been put up at
Rashtriya Swayamsevak and the one in Mathura was Mr. Murali was asked to all strategic junctions and
Sangh, on Saturday. built by Mughal ruler Aur- give explanation. I have for- vital installations fortified.
E.K. Suresh Kumar, DDE, angazeb after demolishing a warded it to the DPI, who
told The Hindu on Monday Krishna temple. will decide whether to take 30 members killed
that the District Educa- Among the brave sons of disciplinary action against It may be recalled that on
tional Officer, Vadakara, Bharat were given the him or not, Mr. Suresh Ku- October 24 last, about 30
was asked to conduct an in- names of Hanuman, Manu, mar said. Wash and wear: Devotees drying clothes on Tirupparankundram hill in Madurai on Monday during the Kandasashti festival at members, including top
Subramaniya Swamy temple. R. ASHOK *
Maoist leaders, were killed
in an alleged EOF with
Greyhounds of the Andhra

Scramble to spruce up Vidhana Soudha Court dismisses Jagans plea Pradesh police.
In the exchange of fire,
almost the entire top lead-
ership of the Malkangiri-
YSRC chief had sought relief from personal appearance Koraput-Visakhapatnam
PWD blamed for tardy renovation work over one year Border division and part of
Special Correspondent ments on behalf of both the the Andhra-Odisha Border
Special Correspondent HYDERABAD petitioner and prosecution Special Zonal Committee
BENGALURU In a major political setback Central Bureau of Investiga- of the CPI (Maoist), were
With just a day left for the to the Leader of Opposition tion and Enforcement wiped out. They include
event to mark the 60th an- in Andhra Pradesh As- Directorate. leaders such as Bakuri Ven-
niversary of the Vidhana sembly, Y.S. Jaganmohan The counsel for the peti- kata Ramana alias Ganesh,
Soudha, and President Ram Reddy, the Principal Special tioner urged the court to Kistayya alias Daya,
Nath Kovind set to address Court for CBI Cases dis- grant exemption stating that Gangadhar and Prithviraj
the joint session, there ap- missed a petition seeking ex- the trial in the cases was yet alias Munna.
pears to be a last-minute emption from his personal to begin on regular basis and According to sources,
scramble to spruce up the appearance before it. only discharge petitions two or three major groups
grand building within the Mr. Jagan has already were being dealt for now. are scouting the Agency
scaled down budget of 10 chalked out a schedule to However, the counsel for areas and are likely to as-
crore. take up padayatra in Andhra Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy both CBI and ED argued sep- semble somewhere close
With the President set to Pradesh from November 2, arately that personal exemp- to Ramgarh in the cut-off
visit the first floor compris- 2017 to May 2, 2018. from his personal appear- tion to the prime accused area of the AOB to host the
ing both the Houses work Mr. Jagan, who even post- ance stating that as the could not be granted in meeting.
is currently on to spruce up poned the YSR Congress le- Leader of Opposition he was cases dealing with serious Post Ramgarh incident,
only this portion of the Vid- Illuminated beauty: The 60th anniversary of the Vidhana Soudha will be celebrated on gislature party meeting, embarking upon a padayatra offences. it is still not clear who is in-
hana Soudha. Workers are Wednesday. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
went into a huddle with across the State to learn The CBI has filed 11 charge of Andhra-Odisha
busy scrubbing the floors senior leaders of the party peoples problems. chargesheets and ED four in Border Special Zonal Com-
clean, while the offices of the Legislature Secretariat to Secretariat are, in fact, upset have also been curtailed, immediately after the court He moved the special the quid pro quo investments mittee. But there is a pres-
Speaker and Chairman of As- bring down the spending with the Public Works De- with the Presidents address dismissed his petition. He court based on the High and money laundering ence of a few senior lead-
sembly and Council are be- from 27.68 crore to 10 partment for not renovating to both the Houses being the was understood to have dis- Court suggestion after it dis- cases, respectively. ers in the AOB region, says
ing decked up with flowers. crore. Though it was earlier the building adequately. only big highlight in the cussed the future course of missed his petition filed un- The counsel for prosecu- Visakhapatnam SP Rahul
planned to celebrate the They say that 56 crore was morning. action. der Section 205 of CrPC tion also submitted to the Dev Sharma.
Public criticism event for two days, October sanctioned a year ago to The much-awaited After finalising the sched- seeking blanket exemption special court that the High In the last two months,
Following the public criti- 25 and 26, now it will be held spruce up the grand build- Grammy award winner ule of his padayatra, Mr. from personal appearance Court had already dismissed the Maoists have been act-
cism over the plan to spend on Wednesday from morn- ing, but not enough was Ricky Kejs concert for the Reddy filed a petition in the in the trial court in view of such a plea and that law ive in the Agency area and
lavishly on the two-day ing to evening. done. Meanwhile, the time fete scheduled for October special court earlier this his padayatra. wont accept exemption involved in a number of in-
event, the government asked Officials of the Legislature frame for the programmes 26 has been cancelled. month seeking exemption The court heard the argu- sought on political reasons. cidents.




RJD to observe Nov. 8 as Black Day Weather Watch
Rainfall, temperature & air quality in select metros yesterday

Will take out rallies across Bihar and ask Centre about the gains of demonetisation
Amarnath Tewary hta has been close to former of the national executive
Deputy Chief Minister and committee will be held in
The Rashtriya Janata Dal will Opposition leader Tejashwi which Lalu Prasad will be
Honeypreets judicial observe November 8 as Yadav, his election to the elected as the partys presid-
custody extended Black Day by organising ral- post, according to many in ent, he added.
PANCHKULA lies in all districts of the the party, is almost certain. Meanwhile, Mr. Prasad has
A Panchkula court on Monday State, questioning the BJP-led The party has now decided said that the partys real fight
extended the judicial custody NDA government at the to hand over the command in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls
of Honeypreet Insan till Centre about the gains of de- of State politics to team Te- would be against the BJP as
November 6 in a case related monetisation in the past one jashwi Yadav, a party leader the Janata Dal (United) and
to the violence that followed year. said. If party sources are to its leader Nitish Kumar have
the Dera Sacha Sauda sect The party will also com- be believed, incumbent State virtually merged themselves
chiefs rape conviction on plete the process of election RJD president Ram Chandra with the saffron party.
August 25, which left 41 of its State president by Purve, 72, has expressed his After Nitish Kumar be-
people dead and scores November 7, for which the unwillingness to contest for trayed us, he is politically fin-
injured. PTI name of former Minister Former Lok Sabha Speaker and Congress leader Meira Kumar the post for the fourth time. ished in the State so our
Alok Mehta has been doing and RJD chief Lalu Prasad during a function in Patna direct contest will be against
18-month-old raped the rounds. recently. FILE PHOTO: RANJEET KUMAR
* Special campaign the BJP, said Mr. Prasad on
Temperature Data: IMD, Pollution Data: CPCB, Map: Skymet (Taken at 18.00 Hrs)
by her uncle in U.P. This is all a part of our pre- Sunday while addressing a
BADAUN Businessmen hit hard chief Lalu Prasad told media government at the Centre. parations for the 2019 gen- State Congress party func- Forecast for Tuesday: Thunderstorm accompanied with light-
An eighteen-month-old girl On November 8 last year, persons on Monday. Meanwhile, the name of eral election as the party has tion. ning is likely at isolated places over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry
was in a critical condition the Centre announced de- He said small businessmen Alok Mehta, party leader and made 7 lakh new members in When the BJP realised city rain max min city rain max min
after she was allegedly raped monetisation... now a year were hit hard by demonetisa- former Cooperative Minister just one months special cam- that it could not fight against Agartala................. .... 32.2.... 21.4 Kozhikode ............... .... 34.2.... 25.0
Ahmedabad............ .... 34.7.... 19.8 Kurnool ................... .... 33.4.... 24.2
by her uncle in a village here, has passed and well organise tion and several of them had in the grand alliance govern- paign, a State party leader me directly, it implicated me Aizawl ................... .... 27.9.... 13.0 Lucknow.................. .... 35.6.... 19.4
the police said on Monday. rallies in all districts of the to shut shop. Earlier, the RJD ment, has been doing the said. With the election of the and my family members in Allahabad .............. .... 35.6.... 19.6 Madurai................... .... 36.2.... 25.2
The incident took place on State and observe the day as chief had also announced rounds for the post of next State party chief over by false corruption cases. But Bengaluru .............. .... 31.0.... 19.2 Mangaluru ............... .... 32.4.... 22.0
Black Day and ask the gov- that he would organise an- RJD State president. November 7, all the election Im not going to be cowed Bhopal................... .... 33.5.... 16.6 Mumbai................... .... 33.2.... 26.2
Sunday evening at a village in
Bhubaneswar ......... .... 34.6.... 23.9 Mysuru.................... .... 30.7.... 16.3
the Binawar area here, ernment about the achieve- other rally in Patna, similar Though another former processes at the primary and down and will not relax till I Chandigarh ............ .... 32.5.... 15.2 New Delhi ............... .... 35.4.... 18.8
Superintendent of Police ments of demonetisation to one he had held on Minister, Shiv Chandra Ram, block level will be com- chase them out of power, he Chennai .............21.2.... 33.6.... 26.4 Patna ...................... .... 33.6.... 21.5
Kamal Kishore said. PTI they have to answer, RJD September 27, against the BJP too is in the race, as Mr. Me- pleted. After that the meeting added. Coimbatore............ .... 33.3.... 22.2 Port Blair ..............6.4.... 32.3.... 24.0
Dehradun............... .... 30.8.... 13.9 Puducherry.............34.... 33.6.... 22.9
Gangtok................. .... 19.0.... 14.8 Pune ...................19.2.... 32.1.... 21.2
Biker killed after truck Goa ....................... .... 30.3.... 24.2 Raipur ..................... .... 34.1.... 24.7

Paika Bidroha to be named Tipu descendants mull

overturns on him Guwahati ................9.... 30.9.... 22.4 Ranchi..................... .... 32.2.... 17.5
BHABHUA (BIHAR) Hubballi................. .... 28.0.... 20.0 Shillong.................7.5.... 20.1.... 13.0
Hyderabad ...........0.3.... 33.2.... 22.7 Shimla..................... .... 21.4.... 11.3
A motorcycle-borne person Imphal.................0.2.... 27.8.... 17.0 Srinagar .................. .... 23.2...... 6.0

as 1st War of Independence action against Minister

was killed when a truck Jaipur .................... .... 34.6.... 19.7 Trivandrum ............. .... 32.8.... 24.4
carrying oranges overturned Kochi..................... .... 32.0.... 25.2 Tiruchi .................... .... 36.3.... 26.4
Kohima..............17.6.... 24.0.... 15.0 Vijayawada .............. .... 36.1.... 25.6
on him near Patna Mor in
Kolkata.................. .... 33.6.... 24.7 Visakhapatnam ......... .... 33.6.... 26.9
Kaimur district on Monday
morning, an official said. Hegdes comments unacceptable Particulate matter in the air you are breathing Yesterday
The deceased has been Students should learn factual history of 1817: Javadekar CITIES SO2 NO2 CO PM2.5 PM10 CODE
Ahmedabad............. ..... ............ ....... ......
identified as Umashankar Press Trust of India We are consulting lawyers In observation made at
Bengaluru ........... ..12....64..113....... ...111 ......* 4.00 p.m., Ghaziabad,
Singh, who worked as a toll PRESS TRUST OF INDIA of Odisha who rendered mil- Kolkata and will seek legal action Chennai .............. ....7....46....38....111....... ......* Uttar Pradesh recorded
Delhi .................. ..32..136..111....358 ...441 ......* an overall air quality
plaza guard on NH-2. PTI BHUBANESWAR itary service to the king dur- The descendants of Tipu Sul- against him. We might file a index (AQI) score of 395
Hyderabad .......... ....6....28....37....103 .....85 ......*
The Paika Bidroha (Paika ing times of war. They re- tan here are considering defamation suit against Kolkata................... ..... ............ ....... ......
indicating an unhealthy
level of pollution.
Woman dies of swine flu rebellion) of 1817 will find a belled against the British legal action against Union him, Mr. Ali said. Lucknow............. ..32....88....41....402....... ......* In contrast, Durgapur,
in Indore, toll 36 place in the history books as rule under the leadership of Minister Anant Kumar Hegde Mumbai .................. .........40....... ....... ...... West Bengal recorded a
healthy AQI score of 35
INDORE the First War of Independ- Bakshi Jagabandhu Bidy- for his alleged derogatory Shameful event Pune................... ..34....15....82......47 .....68 ......*
Vishakhapatnam.. ..11 .........53....103 ...110 ......*
A 48-year-old woman died of ence from the next aca- adhara as early as 1817. comments against the 18th The BJP Minister, in a tweet
swine flu on Monday taking demic session, HRD Minister Earlier, Odisha Chief Min- century Mysore ruler. on October 21, had conveyed Air Quality Code: * Poor * Moderate * Good
SO2: Sulphur Dioxide. Short-term exposure can harm the respiratory system,
the toll due to H1N1 virus Prakash Javadekar said on ister Naveen Patnaik had, in Bakhtiar Ali, one of the to the Karnataka govern- making breathing difficult. It can affect visibility by reacting with other air
infection to 36 in the city this Monday. Prakash Javadekar * PTI a letter to the Centre, urged sixth-generation descend- ment not to invite him to the particles to form haze and stain culturally important objects such as statues
year. The woman hailing from Mr. Javadekar had first that it should recognise ants of Prince Mooniruddin, shameful event of Tipu and monuments.
Shajapur district died during made the announcement on place as the First War of In- Paika Bidroha as the First who was one of Tipus sons, Sultan Jayanti on November NO2: Nitrogen Dioxide. Aggravates respiratory illness, causes haze to form by
reacting with other air particles, causes acid rain, pollutes coastal waters.
treatment at a private Sunday here at a function to dependence against the Brit- War of Independence against said that the Ministers com- 10. CO: Carbon monoxide. High concentration in air reduces oxygen supply to
hospital where she was mark the bicentenary of the ish Rule in the history books. the British rule as it took ments were baseless and Asked whether they critical organs like the heart and brain. At very high levels, it can cause
admitted 10 days ago, Asha Paika rebellion, and added The students should learn place four decades before shameful. would write to Prime Minis- dizziness, confusion, unconsciousness and even death.
PM2.5 & PM10: Particulate matter pollution can cause irritation of the eyes,
Pandit, district in-charge of that the Centre has allocated factual history of 1817, he the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny, Such derogatory remarks ter Narendra Modi against nose and throat, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath, reduced
the Integrated Disease 200 crore for commemorat- said at a press conference. which has so far been re- are unacceptable. He is mak- Mr. Hegde, Mr. Ali said: No, lung function, irregular heartbeat, asthma attacks, heart attacks and
Surveillance Programme ing it across the country. Paikas were peasant mili- garded as the First War of In- ing such cheap comments we have no such plans to premature death in people with heart or lung disease
(IDSP), said. PTI Paika Bidroha will find a tia under the Gajapati rulers dian Independence. for his own political gains. write to the Prime Minister. (Individual pollutant data for various cities are averages for the previous day)

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Centre eases norms
Rajasthan tables Bill amid uproar for sewage plants
It seeks to protect government officials and curb media coverage; Congress members stage walkout
Those along Ganga river too exempted
Train knocks down five PRESS TRUST OF INDIA Cong. leaders take out
women in Bihar, 4 dead JAIPUR
march, detained
MUNGER Amid uproar from the Op- JAIPUR
An intercity train ran over five position Congress, Rajasthan Rajasthan Congress president
women here early on Monday Home Minister Gulabchand Sachin Pilot and several party
morning, four of whom died Kataria on Monday tabled in leaders were briefly detained
on the spot, prompting a the Assembly a Bill to re- by the police here on Monday
protest by the locals that place the ordinance to pro- soon after they took out a
disrupted traffic for a few tect serving and former march against the State
hours, a senior police official judges, magistrates and pub- governments criminal laws
said. PTI lic servants from being in- amendment bill. They were
vestigated for on-duty action later released.
HC orders action against without government We will not let the
manual scavenging sanction. government pass the bill. We
CHENNAI The Criminal Laws (Ra- are strongly opposing it. If
The Madras High Court on jasthan Amendment) Bill, the government passes the
Monday took a serious note 2017, seeks to replace the bill using its majority in the
of a photograph published in September 7 ordinance, House, the Congress will
The Hindu, on October 3, on which drew widespread criti- repeal it when the party
manual scavenging at Pondy cism. The ordinance also comes in power, Mr. Pilot
Bazaar here and directed barred the media from re- said after being released. PTI
Additional Advocate-General porting on accusations of Jacob Koshy in Uttar Pradesh. New STPs
C. Manishankar to ensure that such wrongdoings till the NEW DELHI in State capitals, however,
those responsible were taken government sanctions a Up in arms: Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot and Congress workers protest against the Writ petition in HC The Central Pollution Con- have to cap BoD at 20 mg/
to task, and inform the court probe. tabling of the bill in the Rajasthan Assembly, in Jaipur on Monday. PTI *
questions ordinance trol Board (CPCB) has re- litre.
of the action taken by Friday. Congress members staged JAIPUR laxed standards for upcom- Plants in Arunachal Pra-
The Chief Justice said it was
shocking to note the
prevalence of manual
scavenging right in the heart
a walkout. BJP MLA Ghan-
shayam Tiwari, who had op-
posed the ordinance, walked
out twice after he was not al-
It will check motivated A writ petition challenging
the Rajasthan government
ordinance to protect judges
and bureaucrats from being
ing sewage treatment plants
(STP), including those to
come up on extremely pol-
luted stretches of the Ganga.
desh, Assam, Manipur,
Meghalaya, Mizoram, Naga-
land, Tripura, Sikkim, Hi-
machal Pradesh, Ut-
of the city.

I-T officials visit Vishals

lowed by Speaker Kailash
Meghwal to raise a point of
After the Bill was tabled,
complaints: Law Minister investigated without its prior
sanction was filed in the
Rajasthan High Court on
Monday. The petition filed by
One of the prongs of the
governments 20,000 crore
push to clean the river was a
2015-proposal to have
tarakhand, Jammu and
Kashmir, Andaman and
Nicobar islands, Daman &
Diu, Lakshwadeep and
office for assessment Independent MLA Manik Special Correspondent ded the Bill. This law is per- activist Bhagwat Gour higher standards for STPs. Dadra and Nagar Haveli,
CHENNAI Chand Surana opposed it NEW DELHI fect and balanced. This con- contends that the ordinance That is, they would have to also dont need to stick to
Officials of the Income Tax through a point of order, ar- Union Law Minister Ravi siders both media and was in contravention of the ensure that the biochemical higher sewage-treatment
Department-TDS division guing that there was no prior Shankar Prasad on Monday individual rights. This law is fundamental rights as oxygen demand (Bod) a criteria.
were at Vishal Film Factory, sanction of the President to said the controversial Bill much needed at this point of enshrined under Part-III of marker for organic pollut-
the production house of the the Bill which was circulated tabled by the Vasundhara time, he said. the Constitution of India.PTI ants in the treated water Impractical
actor, for assessment on among the members on Raje government to protect These votes of confidence had to be no more than 10 A senior CPCB official said
Monday. The actor was not Sunday night. public servants from invest- were not shared by the Edit- mg/litre. Existing laws per- that the 10 mg criteria was
at the office so we have Mr. Surana called the Bill a igation without prior sanc- ors Guild of India that re- Editors Guild slams mit BoD up to 30 mg/litre. impractical and required ad-
issued a summon and asked kaala kanoon (a black law), tion from the government leased a statement on Raje government However, a notification vanced technology that was
him to come this Friday, said accused the government of was meant to prevent mo- Sunday asking that the Ra- NEW DELHI by the Union Environment too costly for most States.
an official. trying to impose an un- tivated complaints. jasthan government take The Editors Guild of India has Ministry this month has We are very far from being
declared emergency through At a press briefing, Mr. back the ordinance. asked the Rajasthan junked the 10 mg/litre tar- able to achieve that kind of
Telgi critical in it and asserted that the Op- Prasad said that it was a Ravi Shankar Prasad The Bill seeks to protect government to withdraw the get. quality and we can only go
Bengaluru hospital position would not allow a move to protect public ser- serving and former judges, harmful ordinance that bars It says that STPs coming about it in a phased man-
BENGALURU debate without the Presid- vants from complaints by stating that the matter was magistrates and public ser- the media from reporting on up after June 2019 except ner, said Dipankar Saha, of
Abdul Karim Telgi, convicted ents sanction. Responding vested interests. As per a now sub judice, as the Bill vants in the State from being accusations against public in major State capitals and the (CPCB), who was in-
for masterminding a multi- to Mr. Surana, the Home survey done by the State gov- had been challenged in the investigated for on-duty ac- servants, judges and metropolitan cities need volved in crafting the stand-
crore fake stamp paper scam, Minister said the merits and ernment, 73% of the com- Rajasthan High Court. tion, without its prior sanc- magistrates without its only conform to 30 mg/litre ards.
is reported to be in a critical demerits of the Bill would be plaints against public ser- tion. It also bars the media sanction. The ordinance is a of BoD. Its a step forward, be-
condition at the Victoria discussed during the debate vants turned out to be Balanced law, says MoS from reporting on such ac- pernicious instrument to These include proposed cause now we also have
Hospital in Bengaluru. and it would become a law without any basis, he said. His junior in the Ministry, cusations till the sanction to harass the media, the Guild STPS to treat sewage in standards for faecal coli-
Doctors said he was put on a only after it was passed by He refused to answer fur- Minister of State for Law P.P. proceed with the probe is said in a statement on Sunday stretches of the river down- form, which has never been
ventilator and life support the House. ther questions on the issue Choudhary, openly defen- given by the government. night. PTI stream of Haridwar, includ- part of our standards, Mr.
after multiple organ failure. ing Kanpur and Allahabad Saha said.

Asking funds
from Centre
Woman films flasher on video, police nab him
Neha Nalawade them nab him within 48 ebrate bhai dooj with her Bunder stations, the ac- FIR of outraging a womans
is our right Mumbai hours. brother, and was headed to cused, identified as Krupa modesty under the IPC. We
The courage and presence of According to the Govern- work in Seawoods. Patel, 30, flashed the com- put a special team on the
Special Correspondent mind shown by a 23-year-old ment Railway Police (GRP), ACP Machhindra Chavan, plainant through the bars job, which went through
HUBBALLI woman passenger led to the the incident occurred CSMT Division, Mumbai separating the bogies. CCTV footage at CSMT and
Taking serious exception to arrest of a man who al- around 10 a.m. on Saturday GRP, said, The accused After recording the ac- other stations. The accused
Prime Minister Narendra legedly flashed her on board on a Harbour Line local from boarded the compartment cused on video, the com- was identified using the
Modis statement that not a local train. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj for handicapped passengers plainant alighted at Reay video shot by the complain-
a penny would be released Police said the complain- Terminus to Belapur. They at CSMT, next to the ladies Road station, took a train ant, and picked up at 6 a.m.
to those opposing develop- ant began video-recording said the complainant, a res- compartment in which the back to CSMT and ap- on Monday, Mr. Chavan
The renovated house of Sister Nivedita on 16, Bose Para Lane ment, Chief Minister Sid- the accused in the act with ident of Nallasopara, had complainant was travelling. proached the GRP. said. Police said Patel
in north Kolkata. daramaiah said it was not her mobile, which helped come to Cuffe Parade to cel- Between CSMT and Masjid The police registered an worked as a labourer.
right for a Prime Minister

Nivedita house to comment in such a

Speaking to press per- NITs will recruit to
opened to public sons at Hubballi Airport,
Mr. Siddaramaiah said that
in a democratic country, fill faculty shortfall
the Prime Minister should
Witness to Bengal Renaissance not issue such a statement. To fill 2,000 vacancies in six months
Later, he tweeted: This
Special Correspondent house which served as her shows a lack of under- special correspondent faculty strength, which the
Kolkata first residence. A girls standing of the Constitu- New Delhi Centre feels needs to be
West Bengal Chief Minister school was set up in 1898. tion. What the Centre gives The Centre is launching a remedied to enhance the
Mamata Banerjee on Describing the house as a States is not charity. It is major campaign to ensure quality of education in
Monday inaugurated the mute but not unexpressive our right. the National Institutes of them.
newly renovated house of witness to the glorious Again, while addressing Technology (NITs) fill up The initiative comes close
Sister Nivedita at 16 Bose phase of the Bengal Renais- a gathering of beneficiaries two-thirds of their faculty on the heels of the Ministry
Para Lane in Baghbazar area sance a press release from of government schemes in vacancies in the next six filling up vacancies for dir-
of north Kolkata. Ramakrishna Sarada Mis- Dharwad, Mr. Siddara- months. ectors in 11 NITs, including
The house will be kept sion added that not only Sis- maiah referred to the PMs There are 3,000 vacan- at Warangal and Durgapur,
open for the public from Oc- ter Nivedita but Holy statement. Asking funds cies in the NITs, and the which were without a head
tober 23 to 28 and Novem- Mother Sarada Devi lived from the Centre is our plan is to fill 2,000 of them for over a year.
ber 12 to 14. there for more than a year. right. We are in a federal in six months, said an offi- Vacant positions at the
October 28 marks the Eminent personalities structure and under it the cial of the Ministry of Hu- NITs of Patna, Raipur,
150th birth anniversary of such as Rabindranath Centre should give funds to man Resource Develop- Silchar, Srinagar, Ut-
Sister Nivedita, the Irish dis- Tagore, Girish Chandra the State as it gets taxes ment, who did not wishing tarakhand, Arunachal Pra-
ciple of Swami Ghosh, Jagadish Chandra from the State. Saying that to be named. desh, Agartala, Jamshedpur
Vivekananda. She was born Bose and Sri Aurobindo fre- Centre will not release The key technical educa- and Nagaland have also
Margaret Elizabeth Noble. It quented the house to seek funds to States will be anti- tion institutions are func- been filled, apart from
was this single-storied advice from Sister Nivedita. constitutional. tioning short of the required Warangal and Durgapur.

When the iconic Nandi atop

Chamundi Hills came alive
Special Correspondent hills reviving the tradition
MYSURU which was said to be in
The iconic Nandi statue vogue during the era of
on the Chamundi Hills the Wadiyars.
was a treat to watch on The Mastakabhisheka
Monday when a Mastakab- to the Nandi commenced
hisheka was performed to around 11 a.m. and the
the most-revered sculp- statue turned to different
ture. hues as milk, water-laced
A large number of de- with sandal, curd, honey,
votees thronged the Nandi vermilion and other in-
temple since morning to gredients flowed down.
witness the annual spec- The Abhisheka was also
tacle organised by a group Mastakabhisheka being performed on the statue performed from fruits,
of people who regularly flowers and other
climb the steps of the hills milk, ghee and curd as regime of Dodda Devaraja ingredients.
Chamundi Betta Mettalu part of the Abhisheka Wadiyar about 350 years Many tourists to the
Hattuva Balaga. which was performed ago. The practice of per- Chamundeshwari temple
The statue, which un- from an elevated plat- forming abhisheka to at the hilltop drove
derwent a special clean- form. Nandi was rejuvenated straight to the Nandi
ing recently, was bathed in The statue is reckoned about 10 years ago with statue after learning about
varieties of items such as to be sculpted during the regular climbers of the the event.




On a different trajectory
Increasingly bereft of ideology, the Maoists could shift towards becoming like any other militant or terror group
prevented Naxalites from carrying dicated on a mixture of intellectual
out a few spectacular attacks dur- fervour and armed struggle meth-
ing this same period. One of the odology. Over the years, the
Facts in fiction deadliest attacks took place in April
2010, involving the massacre of 76
concept of capturing the cities by
mobilising the countryside has lost
In attacking a film, BJP leaders have shown Central Reserve Police Force much of its steam. Far fewer re-
intolerance and ignorance of the law (CRPF) personnel in Dantewada. cruits to the Maoist cause also came
m.k. narayanan There have been other serious from the urban areas, especially

hat are facts in a work of fiction? Are they to be attacks as well, notwithstanding the intellectual class. By the turn of
treated as incontrovertible truth or as a li- alf a century after the Naxal- the overall decline in the tenor of the century, the movement had be-
cence of creative imagination? In the answers
H bari movement arrived like a the movement. This year, there come increasingly militarised,

to these questions lies the key to understanding the Spring Thunder over India, have been at least two major at- more adept at so-called military ac-
questions are beginning to arise as tacks. One took place in March this tions and hardly retaining any of its
most pressing issue currently occupying the mind
to whether the spark that gave rise year, leading to the killing of 12 intellectual lan.
space of the politicians of the Bharatiya Janata Party in to it is in danger of being extin- CRPF personnel, members of a
Tamil Nadu. Over the past week, senior State leaders of guished. Independent India had ment progressed, it became obvi- aka Basavaraj the Central Military road opening party. In April this Demand for a churn
the party have been busy ferreting out references to previously experienced armed ous that the Indian Marxist-Lenin- Commission (CMC). Members of year, the Maoists carried out an Leaders like Ganapathy, who has
contemporary realities in a film, Mersal, and testing peasant movements, including the ist revolutionaries preferred the Ho key committees, and especially the even more daring attack on a CRPF remained General Secretary of the
them against their very own touchstone of truth. They Telangana armed struggle and the Chi Minh model to that of Mao. The Central Committee, are geograph- patrol in Sukma district killing 25 CPI (Maoist) since its inception,
now want the deletion of particular scenes on the goods Tebhaga movement (in Bengal), CPI(ML), hence, consisted of both ically distributed, thus ensuring a personnel. On more than one occa- were more influenced by the past.
but the Naxalbari movement rural and semi-urban elements. In degree of cohesion across the sion between 2010 and 2017, the They seemed out of step with the
and services tax regime (because these are factually in-
seemed to follow a different the early years, and till the 1990s, a party. The hierarchical organisa- Maoists were to demonstrate their current genre of violent revolution-
correct) as well as those on the health care situation in trajectory. number of recruits to the move- tional structure consists of regional penchant for large-scale attacks aries, who make up the bulk of the
the country (because these are critical of the govern- It was ignited by a small group of ment came from the urban intelli- bureaus, zonal committees and in one instance ambushing a group cadres today. Younger elements fa-
ment). India is no stranger to threats to freedom of ex- Bengal revolutionaries (all mem- gentsia. area committees. Some of the area of Congress leaders during elec- vour not only newer tactics but also
pression whether in art and movies or in news and aca- bers of the Communist Party of In- From the beginning, the move- and zonal committees such as the tioneering (May 2013 in Chhattis- a change of guard, viz. seeking a
demic publishing, whether from organised civilian dia (Marxist) formed in 1964) who ment, which included many well- Dandakaranya Special Zonal Com- garh). At least 27 people, including new leader more experienced in
groups or from the government. From time to time, all felt disillusioned with the so-called known ideologues, suffered from a mittee, the Andhra-Odisha Border former Union Minister V.C. Shukla, employing militaristic techniques.
embourgeoisement of the party series of splits. Several leaders from Special Zonal Committee and the died. The demand for a churn has been
sorts of self-identified groups have claimed to be offen-
which had only recently split from Bengal and Andhra Pradesh there- North Telangana Special Zonal In official circles, Maoist success growing louder in recent months.
ded by something or the other that they imagined to be the CPI on the ground it had turned after set up their separate parties. A Committee have been more active is often attributed to the failure of All indications, hence, are that
an affront to their shared culture or communal herit- revisionist. Breaking away from the high degree of ideological motiva- than others. police personnel to observe Stand- as perceptions of a Maoist decline
age. In this Republic of Hurt Sentiments, religion, caste, CPI(M), this faction received almost tion, however, helped the move- Over a dozen States have been, ard Operating Procedures and also intensify, the CPI (Maoist) would
language and geography have been variously invoked instant endorsement from the ment to survive despite the several or are, affected by Naxalite activity to the failure of intelligence. This, move away from the previous tradi-
by such groups to mobilise opposition to some per- Chinese Communist Party (CCP) splits. The ideological motivation to varying degrees. The most af- however, ignores the intrinsic ca- tional line and embark on a more
ceived insult in a painting or a motion picture. Contro- under Mao. This was followed by a could be sustained through the sev- fected States are Chhattisgarh, pacity of the Maoists to carry out violent path. This would be under a
few cadres visiting China to receive eral hundred revolutionary journ- Jharkhand and Odisha. Naxalite or ambushes, their skill in employing new leadership more attuned to
versial sections of the Indian Penal Code such as 153A,
the benediction of the CCP. In als in different languages published Maoist violence is mainly concen- improvised explosive devices, and such policies and techniques. A
which prohibits the promotion of enmity between dif- course of time some of the cadres during the period. trated at present in pockets such as their capacity to resort to ingenious strong possibility exists that
ferent groups, and 295A, which prohibits insult of reli- went to China for training. The splintering of the movement Abujhmad and Narayanpur dis- weaponry such as arrow bombs. It Ganapathy may be replaced by the
gious beliefs, are routinely used to silence voices or har- subsided to some extent after Mup- tricts, Bastar, Dantewada and also underestimates the ability of present chief of the CMC. The CMC
ass those who hold dissenting views. Rural, semi-urban base pala Lakshmana Rao, aka Sukma, all in Chhattisgarh. Areas of the highly trained battalions of the is in direct charge of guerrilla type
The cynical manipulation of such sections of the law It was in April 1969 that the move- Ganapathy, took charge in the early Odisha are also increasingly af- Peoples Liberation Guerrilla Army, violent activities of the party. With
is bad enough. But the censorship demand of the Tamil ment took formal shape, with the 1990s. Following this, the move- fected today by Naxalite violence. who constitute the vanguard of the the change of guard, the ideolo-
coming into existence of the Com- ment witnessed a degree of consol- Considerable potential for Naxalite movement. They are well-armed gical content of the movement is
Nadu BJP has touched a whole new level of absurdity.
munist Party of India (Marxist-Len- idation with the Communist Party violence exists in Bihar, pockets in and adept in the use of both ortho- bound to decline still further. The
There is not even a bad provision in the law that bars cri- inist) under the leadership of of India (Maoist) formally coming Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, dox and unorthodox weapons. link with Naxalbari and the Naxal-
ticism of the government, whether in newspapers or in Charu Mazumdar. It initially had a into existence in the first decade of Maharashtra and the tri-junction of Their skill is often evident in the so- bari spirit threatens to snap as a res-
films. Mersal is a pure work of fiction, and if the lead mesmeric effect, enthusing sec- this century with the merger of sev- Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. called liberated zones in the Nax- ult. The CPI (Maoist), bereft of ideo-
actor got his facts about GST in a twist, this is best left to tions of the rural population as well eral existing factions. Nevertheless, The movements leaders are in con- alite heartland. logy, could then drift towards
film critics and the audience to react to. To seek cuts in a as some semi-urban and urban ele- several smaller Marxist-Leninist stant search of new areas to expand The decline in the rate of Maoist becoming like any other militant or
film on the ground that some of the spoken words are ments mainly in the States of West parties and groups survive to this their activities and to secure fresh successes in the past year the terror group active in different
Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Ker- day. recruits. numbers of those killed by the parts of the country. This could
false is ludicrous. By this token, there would be no place ala. The Chinese Communists were Maoist actions and scale of viol- Maoists was hardly 20% of that in have graver consequences for the
for fairy tales in cinema, no role for satire, allegory or keen that the new Naxalbari move- Organisational coherence ence have steadily come down in 2010 and the relative success of country since the CPI (Maoist) has a
hyperbole. Initially, the films producers seemed to ment should follow the Chinese The main strength of the CPI recent years, and more so since the security forces, seems to have much wider base than any other
have been taken aback by the BJPs intimidatory de- model of revolution relying on the (Maoist) has been its organisational 2010. The presence of over 100 bat- induced some rethinking in Maoist militant outfit.
mand that the offending scenes be cut. However, the peasantry, establishing base areas structure. It has a Central Commit- talions of Central paramilitary circles. There is growing demand
groundswell of support from the film fraternity and the in the countryside and using the tee headed by Ganapathy. It pos- forces aided by State police forces today for a change in approach, M.K. Narayanan is a former National
countryside to encircle and finally sesses a powerful military wing has had a sobering effect on the and for a new direction. Security Advisor and a former Governor
public bolstered their confidence in fighting the threat. of West Bengal
capture the cities. As the move- headed by Nambala Keshav Rao movement. It has not, however, The spirit of Naxalbari was pre-
Given that the BJP is not much of a political force in
Tamil Nadu, the entire controversy over Mersal has a
farcical character to it. But it is impossible to ignore
what may have happened had the party succeeded in
arm-twisting the film-makers into effecting the changes
Brinkmanship in Spain
it demanded. This would have sent out a chilling mes- The call for secession in a liberal democracy highlights the peculiar nature of the Catalan conflict
sage to the entire film industry.
court has also banned parliament- corporated into the Spanish Em- endum is a violation of the rule of
ary activity in Catalonia. pire by King Philip V. Francisco law and democratic principles.
Spain could invoke Article 155 of Francos Fascist regime in the 20th
The Abe manoeuvre the Constitution, which allows for
direct rule to be imposed in a crisis
century reopened this conflict.
The clear motivation of Francos
The complexities
But these are courtroom argu-

With a stronger win, Japans PM can go ahead in any of the countrys autonom- regime and his Spanish national- ments and hold no merit when
with economic and constitutional reform ous regions and effectively allows istic agenda was the elimination compared to the feeling of perse-
armin rosencranz & the Spanish government to forcibly of everything Catalan. These total- cution among Catalans. The com-

rime Minister Shinz Abes Liberal Democratic pranay modi take control of Catalonias adminis- itarian restrictions were combined plexities of the Catalan revolution
Party has secured a resounding victory for a third trative bodies. Stuck in the middle with use of force and imprison- are not lost on a student of politics.

term in the poll to the Lower House of Japans he Catalan conflict continues of these extremist positions, the ment. Both sides believe their conduct is
Diet. The development bucks the recent trend in ad- to deteriorate with every peaceful and quiet life of Catalonia The Spanish governments re- correct, when in fact they can just
passing day. In the aftermath is in peril. cent activities encourage parallels as easily be perceived to be wrong
vanced economies of incumbents being returned with
of the referendum on October 1, The political escalation of the hotels in Barcelona. Sabadell and drawn with Franco. On the streets in their actions. The EU has dis-
much-reduced margins. A vindication of his decision to both the Spanish and Catalan gov- situation has made Catalan society Caixa, two of Spains biggest banks, of Barcelona, young adults believe tanced itself from the situation,
call elections a year ahead of schedule, the outcome in- ernments have continued to adopt more polarised. While a large and are shifting out of Barcelona. The that the rights their grandparents calling it an internal conflict. Yet,
creases Mr. Abes prospects of winning a third term next a hard line. This has made it im- highly public section of the popula- Spanish government has also facil- fought for have been lost again to this is the first time in history that a
year as leader of his conservative party and becoming possible for a productive dialogue tion demands independence, a po- itated similar moves by allowing the Spanish. revolution has begun in an estab-
Japans longest-serving premier. The deeper import of to emerge, which could have tentially equivalent but subdued companies to expedite shifting out Pro-independence Catalans lished liberal democracy where cit-
the verdict, however, lies in the requisite two-thirds steered the situation towards a res- section wishes to remain within of Catalonia without having to con- point out that the referendum was izens enjoy a comparatively high
olution. Spain. In recent days, the latter sult shareholders first. If Catalonia authorised by a Bill in the demo- degree of personal rights and
mandate to press ahead with plans to revise the coun-
The Catalan Parliament is to group has found greater represent- does manage to gain independ- cratically elected Catalan Parlia- freedoms. This highlights the pe-
trys U.S.-backed post-War pacifist constitution to re- now meet over the coming days to ation in the public sphere, with ence, it would not bode well for its ment. The demands they invoke culiar nature of the conflict and the
flect current geopolitical realities. The prospect of se- respond to Madrids decision to im- people sporting combined flags economy. It would have to set up democracy and the right to vote reasons for discontentment.
curing such a large majority had seemed in doubt given pose direct rule. Meanwhile, spec- and flag posters at bus stops across new, independent institutions of are cornerstones of the modern International mediation by the
the public scepticism over amending the charter, ulation mounts that the Catalan re- Barcelona. The referendum saw governance to control air traffic, political regime. However, the ref- EU seems the most plausible non-
coupled with a drop in Mr. Abes personal ratings. Now, gional president, Carles 90% of 2.26 million Catalans vote immigration, diplomatic relations erendum is also in direct conflict violent solution. The Spanish King
having cleared that hurdle, he would hope to garner Puigdemont, is planning to press in favour of independence. The re- and a new currency. It would also with the Spanish Constitution, could also perform this role, but
ahead with a unilateral declaration gion has an estimated 5.3 million risk losing European Union (EU) which expressly prohibits seces- has chosen not to. Regardless of
support to accord legal status to the Japan Self-Defence
of independence. voters. Officials said 770,000 votes membership, and isolating the sion. The Parliamentary Bill has the potential costs, pro-independ-
Forces, leaving intact the no-war provisions in the 1947 In the absence of any productive were lost due to disruption after Catalan economy. Questions have been suspended by the constitu- ence Catalans will go to any end for
constitution. In this, he would count on the backdrop of dialogue, threats and flashes of ex- polling stations were raided by also been raised regarding Cata- tional court and the referendum their demand of a state of their own
escalating tensions over North Koreas nuclear belliger- tremism have found their way into Spanish police. Reports also sug- lonias share of Spains national declared illegal. and will not stop before they have
ence and Chinas growing military influence in the re- the discourse. The Catalan govern- gest that a large number of the pro- debt. Political independence Regardless of the situation, the some measure of success. A solu-
gion. But public approval of the proposal in a plebiscite ment went ahead with the illegal Spain population of Catalonia would come with a huge economic law is paramount and holds pre- tion must be found before the situ-
will be the all-important challenge. Sundays verdict referendum on October 1, with could take to the streets. cost. cedence over everything else. Any ation descends into mass violence.
complete disregard for Spanish Historically, the conflict demand for independence must
was otherwise largely a foregone conclusion, as the cha-
legal norms. The Spanish govern- Crippling economic costs between the Catalans and the come from within the structure of Armin Rosencranz is a professor of law at
rismatic Governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, did not even ment retaliated with the use of Already, there has been a drop in Castilians can be traced back to the law, and not beyond it. There- Jindal Global University, Sonipat, where
contest the race from the new platform she had force. The Spanish constitutional the demand for apartments and 1714, when Catalonia was first in- fore, as it stands, the Catalan refer- Pranay Modi is a law student
launched, the Party of Hope. In any case, her funda-
mentally conservative orientation, even on the consti-
tution, left voters with no real alternative. The opposi-
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tion Democratic Party, facing months of internal Row over poll date Gujarat and Himachal also goes to show that the London to discuss Tackling outdoor pollution are psychological problems.
turmoil, initially considered fielding candidates under Whether the government Pradesh. The BJP is now Congress is desperate to Corruption Together. They costing India a small fraction All this calls for urgent
the banner of Ms. Koikes party. But the latters insist- likes it or not, most people speaking of simultaneous score brownie points before set out their commitments of its GDP each year. Also, a measures for redress. By
ence on a loyalty test for nominees led to a split within are wondering why the elections for parliamentary Rahul Gandhi takes over the to end impunity, prevent recent study by the Indian 2030, India should slash its
the opposition. announcement on the date and State Assemblies and reins of the party. Even corruption, empower Institute of Tropical emission intensity by 35%
With a firm mandate, the government should be able for the Gujarat election has the Election Commission though political parties have victims and support activists Meteorology, Pune in and make renewable energy
been delayed unlike for appears to be prepared to a right to know the reason in an effort to bolster good collaboration with the 40% of the total energy
to focus more on the Abenomics strategy to further
Himachal Pradesh concede this wish. The EC is for the delay, it is the governance and National Center for share. Efforts towards
stimulate growth and demand. A June assessment of the (Opposition has no right to now virtually dancing to the method that they are transparency and support Atmospheric Research, achieving this should be
International Monetary Fund points to the countrys question EC, says Modi, Centres tune. There are adopting which is sustainable development. Colorado, U.S. showed that made on a war-footing.
sustained growth and record unemployment as evid- October 23). Just as Caesars already unresolved issues unfortunate. It is also the Corruption is no longer a air pollution caused by What is the use of singing
ence of the success of the model. Also significant is the wife should be above and allegations against the Congress which has domestic problem but a pollutants and ozone has sujalaam, suphalaam,
Funds support for the Bank of Japans continued loose suspicion, the Election EC with respect to meddled in the past in the global one which needs an reduced the average life malayaja sheetalaam ...
monetary policy in the face of weak demand. Mr. Abes Commission too should electronic voting machines affairs of constitutional international response and expectancy of Indians. A when the natural resources
have its hands clean. Voters and its probity in bodies. commitment. Hence, study in The Lancet has also we use are turning killers?
poll promise to further boost the fiscal stimulus should
have a right to know why conducting an election in a K.R. Srinivasan, Rajasthans recent shown that those living near C.V. Krishna Manoj,
please critics who say that concerns over public debt this differentiation exists. crucial State is now in Secunderabad ordinance shielding the heavy traffic might develop Hyderabad
were being overplayed. Whereas Mr. Abe is weighing a There is every reason for us doubt. corrupt and threatening the
sharp increase in the controversial consumption tax up to apprehend that Valampuri Mosay, Fighting graft media and whistle-blowers corrections & clarifications:
democratic norms are being Vallioor, Tamil Nadu The Editorial, is against this commitment. The text of the report headlined Decoding Xis road map for
to 10% by 2019, the Fund has proposed a more calib-
China (Oct. 22, 2017) had repeatedly and erroneously referred to
rated approach. Such an alternative may be the right derailed and voters being Unacceptable fetters K.M.K. Murthy,
an idea of principle contradiction where it actually meant principal
taken for a ride. It is inconceivable that the (October 23), must be seen Secunderabad
course in a country with a declining working-age popu- contradiction.
Masilamani Jayapal, EC announced the polling against the backdrop of Butterflies are more than a nano attraction in Singur (Oct. 22,
lation, and faced with persistently low consumer Kaveripattinam, Tamil Nadu date for only Himachal global leaders from civil Foul air 2017) a story based on a study by the Zoological Survey of India
spending. Mr. Abe has his eyes set on seeing the country Pradesh and not Gujarat society, business and The enormity of air talked about a Supreme Court order of August 30, 2017 against ac-
through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Japan will by then It is unfair on the part of without application of mind. government who are pollution in India can be quisition of land for a car plant in Singur. The correct date is August
be a very different country from what it was in 1964, the EC to adopt a biased The Opposition is triggering championing the fight gauged from a 2013 World 30, 2016.
when it first hosted the Summer Games. stand in announcing the a needless row and belittling against corruption having Bank study that diseases The Readers Editors office can be contacted by Telephone: +91-44-28418297/28576300;
election schedule for the constitutional body. This gathered in May 2016 in from burning fossil fuels and




Economic growth: an alternative view With or without the veto

The current method of GDP calculation treats environmental damage costs as income India should pursue the lead offered by the U.S. to end the
by such ineffective policies.
deadlock over the Security Councils expansion
Adequate reforms in the area of could live with one or two additions to per-
pollution control with a larger role manent membership, without identifying
for market-based instruments such the countries.
as pollution tax and tradable pollu- Between the two options that then Secret-
tion permits are yet to be carried out ary General Kofi Annan had given in his re-
in India. At present, the price of a port, In Larger Freedom in 2005, the per-
L. Venkatachalam commodity from a polluting unit cov- manent members had supported Model B,
ers only the private cost of produc- T.P. Sreenivasan which did not envisage any kind of expan-
Indias decelerating GDP growth rate tion, not the damage cost. This sion of permanent membership. It provided
in the past five quarters has gener- makes the commodity relatively Some recent statements of Nikki Haley, the for no new permanent seats but created a
ated panic. A drop in GDP growth cheaper leading to more demand U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, new category of eight four-year renewable-
rate from 7.4% in January-March 2016 and output, and more pollution and suggest, in a somewhat befuddled manner, term seats and one new two-year non-per-
to 5.7% in April-June 2017 is equival- environmental damage cost. In- that the American position on an expansion manent (and non-renewable) seat, divided
ent to 2.59 trillion. Most comment- creased output and demand in- of the Security Council is evolving to favour among the major regional areas. Model A
ators argue that a smaller rate of GDP creases the value of GDP, but the cor- Indias permanent membership without the was placed in the report at the insistence of
growth will have a negative impact responding environmental damage power of the veto. But instead of exploring the Indian representative, Gen. Satish Nam-
on the growth of employment, in- cost is not adjusted in the GDP estim- the idea further with the U.S., the Indian biar. It provided for six new permanent seats
come and livelihood opportunities. ation. The GDP still contains a signi- government sources which responded to without the veto, and three new two-year
S. RAMESH KURUP ficant amount of damage cost; as a Ms. Haley took a combative position and term non-permanent seats, divided among
A silver lining? result, the GDP is misleading since an stated that there was no change in Indias the major regional areas.
However, there could be a silver lin- ies, we can restore the environ- impacts on the environment due to illfare is treated as welfare. stand that it should have the same obliga- During his visit to India in 2010, President
ing to a lower growth rate. This is mental quality to desired levels. So, non-availability of data. For example, Similarly, more environmental tions, responsibilities and prerogatives as the Barack Obama had said he looked forward
particularly so from the perspective income growth on a higher path the environment generates a range of damage may lead to an increased existing permanent members of the Security to a reformed UN Security Council that in-
of the sustainability of the economy brings a win-win outcome in the long ecosystem services such as provi- level of purchase of market goods Council. India seemed unaware that it had, cludes India as a permanent member. This
in the long run; it can bring signific- run where poverty is reduced and sioning services (food, irrigation, contributing to expansion of the together with the others in G-4 (Brazil, Ger- gladdened India, but the U.S. delegation did
ant economic welfare through im- environmental quality is improved. drinking water), regulating services GDP. When individuals become sick many and Japan), conceded that veto should not take any follow-up action at the UN.
provements in environmental qual- In reality, the EKC is a near myth (climate regulation, water quality due to water pollution, the demand not be an issue, at least for the present. The compilation of the views of member
ity. Economists concerned about since an increase in per capita in- regulation), cultural services (recre- for medical services will rise; in- states, published two years ago, clearly in-
sustainable development advocate come does not bring desirable levels ational and religious services) and crease in the purchase of these mar- What is the U.S. stand? dicated that the U.S. merely favoured a
low levels of economic growth since of improvement to the environment. supporting services (nutrient recyc- ket goods and services will expand In March, Ms. Haley had candidly admitted modest expansion, without supporting
with large expansions in national in- In fact, empirical evidence across ling, soil formation). Identifying and the GDP size. So, more pollution that she did not know much about Security any formula under consideration and no al-
come come negative environmental countries reveals that various at- quantifying them for the purpose of damage leads to higher GDP. Council reform. In June, she seemed more teration or expansion of the veto. Unlike
consequences such as pollution. tempts to increase per capita income damage assessment is a difficult task An important lesson from empir- informed, but not fully. We France and the U.K., the U.S.
These adversely affect the environ- causes more environmental deterior- in the absence of relevant data. ical studies on environmental dam- have told all members of the UN made no mention of support to
mental quality and economic welfare ation. A large number of poor people In India, millions of households age is that the size of environmental that we are in support of Secur- India as a permanent member.
of individuals and households de- are dependent on the environment and economic activities utilise these social costs is significantly higher ity Council reform, as long as Among the permanent mem-
pendent on the environment for for their day-to-day activities and ecosystem services for production than the social benefits being they dont take our veto away, bers, the opinion of France was
their basic livelihood. therefore more focus on improved and consumption. Though econom- brought about by GDP growth. This she told members of the House closest to Indias in the sense that
It appears that it is the Environ- environmental quality can push in- ically highly valuable, ecosystem ser- means, if we try to increase income Foreign Affairs Committee dur- it supported the addition of five
mental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypo- come growth on a sustainable basis. vices are not traded in the markets and employment in traditional sec- ing a Congressional hearing. If new permanent members, in-
thesis that underlines almost all our and, therefore, their true values are tors, we lose them in other sectors the only issue was protecting the cluding India, without any objec-
development policies, which are dir- The Indian context not reflected in the system. There- that are dependent on the environ- veto of the U.S., the expansion tion to veto being extended to
ected towards pushing double-digit Studies that have attempted to estim- fore, the actual value of economic ment. Sometimes, the economic could have taken place long ago, them. The U.K. supported the
income growth with little concern for ate the economic costs of environ- welfare lost due to loss of ecosystem losses are much higher than the as no one had ever suggested that veto of the G-4 without the power of veto. Russia, an old
environmental capital. The EKC hy- mental damages in India have re- services will be much higher than gains of income growth. permanent members should be taken away. supporter of India, was non-committal and
pothesis is shown in an inverted U- vealed some striking findings. For what is being currently estimated. Since GDP growth and environ- The new candidates were only demanding China indicated that the time had not come
shaped curve depicting the relation- example, a 2013 World Bank study mental damage have a strong posit- the same veto power for themselves, and the for any serious negotiations on the subject.
ship between per capita income and highlighted that in India, a higher Reforms in pollution control ive relationship, lower growth in GDP U.S. and other permanent members were
environmental deterioration. It sug- level of economic growth maintained Another issue is that the current could afford benefits. Though there firm in rejecting such demands. The way ahead
gests that during the initial period of in the past imposed 3.75 trillion method of GDP estimation treats en- is an uncertainty in determining en- Ms. Haleys latest comment was even Ms. Haleys statement opens up the possibil-
economic development, where per worth of environmental damage vironmental damage costs as in- vironmentally desirable growth rate, more specific about the veto: So, the key to ity of permanent membership for India
capita income is low, deterioration of cost, which is equivalent to 5.7% of come. Since development policies maintaining 5-6% growth rate with getting India on the Security Council would without veto. A draft resolution circulated by
environmental quality caused by the countrys GDP at 2009 prices. give more priority to income and em- strict environmental regulation is have to be not to touch the veto. She said the candidates had already conceded that
rapid industrialisation and urbanisa- Another study by the World Bank ployment generation, implementa- supposed to reduce environmental the U.S. was already on board, but there was they would not expect to have the veto at
tion is inevitable. Society will have to and the Institute for Health Metrics tion of pollution control policies are damage significantly. A proper as- need to focus on Russia and China, the two least for 15 years. Thus a meeting point has
accept a certain level of environ- and Evaluation at the University of very poor. For example, pollution sessment of environmental social be- permanent members of the Security Council emerged between the U.S. and G-4. But since
mental damage arising from income- Washington found that Indias air control measures implemented in nefits and social costs of income who do not want to see any changes. it appeared that she had framed her com-
generating activities because large- pollution alone caused welfare loss the bleaching and dying units in growth is warranted so that policies If Ms. Haleys statements indicate the ment for the consumption of Indian Americ-
scale income growth is essential for equivalent to 7.69% (approximately Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu, for more than can be directed towards setting en- present thinking of the Trump administra- ans, it looks like a PR exercise, nothing more.
achieving other development goals 31,316.2 billion) of its GDP in 2013. 25 years did not achieve any pollu- vironmentally sustainable growth tion, it is a definite advance in the U.S. posi- India should pursue the lead Ms. Haley
such as generation of mass employ- The cost estimates of damage dif- tion reduction. In fact, the measures rates. Efforts to develop environ- tion. When India put forward the proposal has given. If nothing else, the present im-
ment and poverty reduction. Once fer significantly across different stud- led to not only the closure of these mental accounting and green GDP for an expansion of the non-permanent passe in negotiations will end and there will
per capita income reaches a higher ies due to differences in the method- units in 2011 but had already caused for India can help us achieve sustain- membership of the Security Council in 1979, be new vigour in Security Council reform.
level, the trade-off between income ology and data used. Similarly, the significant irreversible damage to the able development in future. the U.S. opposed it vehemently. But after the
growth and environmental quality values reported by the above studies health, agriculture and livestock sec- end of the Cold War, when the pressure T.P. Sreenivasan, a former Ambassador, was the
will cease to exist. With increased are underestimates since they do not tors in that region. Regional poverty L. Venkatachalam is Professor, Madras mounted for expansion of permanent mem- Governor for India of the IAEA and Executive Director
financial and technological capabilit- capture the wide range of economic and inequality in income are caused Institute of Development Studies, Chennai bership, the U.S. took the position that it of the IAEA 2020 Programme



The gown and the Bench FIFTY YEARS AGO OCTOBER 24, 1967

Desai confers with Nepal King

SCs senior advocate guidelines can guide
collegium in judges selection too The Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Morarji Desai this afternoon
[Oct. 23, Kathmandu] had an hours meeting with King Ma-
C.S. VAIDYANATHAN hendra of Nepal. For the first half an hour there was no one
from either side. Later the Indian Ambassador in Nepal, Mr.
The Supreme Court has laid down Sriman Narayan and other officials joined them. Official
guidelines for designating lawyers in the sources of both sides are tight-lipped on what transpired dur-
ing the exclusive talks between the King and the Deputy

Supreme Court and High Courts as senior

advocates. Until now, the judges of the Su- Premier.
preme Court and High Courts had the sole
discretion of according this status to advoc-
ates. Now, applications will be vetted by a A HUNDRED YEARS AGO (FROM AN EDITORIAL ON OCT. 23, 1917)
permanent committee known as the Committee for Designa-
tion of Senior Advocates that will publish the names of candid- The tin god speaks.
ates on the respective courts websites to ensure transparency.
Political interference in the selection of judges in the third The bureaucrat, like the Bourbons, learns nothing and forgets
and fourth decades of independent India resulted in the col- nothing, and it is not surprising that Lord Sydenhams out-
legium system where judges select judges. However, the burst on a crisis which exists only in the heated imagina-
opaque system and unsatisfactory selection, transfer, and el- tions of the Anglo-Indian Press, should contain all the familiar
evation of judges to the Supreme Court caused disquiet and ideas, hoary with age, with which the bureaucracy has been
led to the passing of the Constitution (99th Amendment) Act, CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
2014 and the National Judicial Appointments Commission tired provincial satrap with somewhat exaggerated ideas of his
(NJAC) Act, 2014, which sought to give politicians and civil soci- CONCEPTUAL ABSTRACT own abilities it was to be expected that Lord Sydenham would
ety a final say in the appointment of judges to the highest Reality exhibit a strong faith in a paternalism, ostensibly benevolent
courts. In 2015, a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court de-
distortion field No skin in the game but jealous only to maintain its authority, as a working prin-
clared these unconstitutional on the ground that the composi- ciple of Government. What we did not expect even from a re-
tion of the NJAC did not provide adequate representation to Psychology How war impacts legislators personally affects decision-making tired pro-consul was that he would so far surrender to his pre-
those from the judiciary in the selection and appointment of judices as to commit himself to the dishonest
judges to the higher judiciary and also in the transfer of Chief This refers to the phe- Prashanth Perumal J. war decisions being af- misrepresentations which do duty for arguments in the
Justices and judges from one High Court to another. Inclusion nomenon where an indi- fected by legislators per- columns of the Anglo-Indian Press.
of the Law and Justice Minister in the NJAC was faulted on the vidual is able to convince Wars are destructive, es- sonal stake in wars fought

ground that participation of the executive would erode the in- people around him of the pecially for the ordinary in any particular instance. CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
dependence of the judiciary. The inclusion of two eminent possibility of successfully soldiers on the battlefront. Congressmen with
persons was held to be unsustainable, more so if laypersons completing tasks that look Millions of soldiers have young sons who could DATA POINT
could be nominated or vested with veto power. impossible at first sight. died in wars over centur- possibly be conscripted
It is in this context that one has to welcome the permanent The term was used by Bud ies, yet countries dont for the war, the authors
committee. It will consist of the Chief Justice of India, two Tribble, an employee at seem to shy away from go- found, were less likely to
senior-most judges of the Supreme Court/ High Courts, the At- the technology company ing to war almost on a reg- vote for conscripting
torney General of India/ the Advocate General of State, and a Apple, to describe the atti- ular basis. One of the the- Nicholas Miller circulated young people to fight
member of the Bar to be nominated by the above four mem- tude of the companys co- ories that hopes to explain by the National Bureau of deadly wars. To be pre-
bers. The committee will have a permanent secretariat. All ap- founder Steve Jobs who this anomaly states that Economic Research, cise, they found that Con-
plications for designation of senior advocate will be submitted used his persistence and the problem lies in the fact found evidence to support gressmen with young sons
to the secretariat which will compile all the relevant informa- skills of persuasion to push that the people who order this particular theory of instead of daughters were
tion with regard to the reputation, conduct, integrity, particip- his employees to carry out wars are not the same human conflict. The au- about 10-17% less likely to
ation in pro-bono work, reported judgments in which the ad- difficult tasks with tight people who fight them. thors studied the voting vote in favour of conscrip-
vocate has appeared, etc. of the candidates. The committee deadlines. In a sense, by When people directly suf- behaviour of 3,693 legis- tion in the event of a ma-
will examine each candidates case, interview the candidate, projecting hard things to fer the huge costs imposed lators who served in the jor war.
and make its assessment based on a point-based format. look easy and attainable, by war, they are more U.S. Congress during the In addition, it was
This system is transparent and objective, and provides Jobs tricked his employees likely to think twice before two World Wars, the found that the chances of
equal opportunity to all candidates. There may be some reser- into believing that difficult engaging in it. Leaders Korean War and the Viet- a legislator supporting
vation on the aspect of publishing names on the official web- tasks could actually be who dont directly fight nam War, when young conscription increased by
site of the court and inviting suggestions as in the recent past, completed successfully ac- the war, however, have men, but not women, as much as 26% when
there have been reports of motivated complaints and objec- cording to the plans of fewer reasons to be were conscripted to fight their sons passed the up-
tions. The secretariat should not be dragged into the quagmire their demanding boss. bothered about the costs the wars. In particular, per-age cut-off prescribed
of investigating frivolous complaints or objections. of war. In other words, they looked to find if there for conscription, which
While this institutional mechanism and selection criteria CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC leaders who order wars at is any difference in the would make them in-
seem suited to substitute the existing collegium system, the ex- MORE ON the stroke of a pen usually voting behaviour of Con- eligible to fight any war. If
ecutive and the legislature could also seriously consider intro-
ducing a new version of the NJAC which incorporates the sali-
ent features of this institutional mechanism. The sooner the
THE WEB 3 have very little skin in the
game of war.
No kin in the game:
gressmen with young sons
compared to those with
young daughters. Any dif-
so, there is good enough
reason to believe that the
personal cost of war does
judiciary adopts such a mechanism for judges too, the better it The best of India-New Moral hazard and war in ference in voting beha- have a significant impact
is for the institution. Zealand ODIs the U.S. Congress, a 2017 viour between the two on the decisions of legis-
paper by Eoin McGuirk, groups would, at the least, lators whether to go to
C.S. Vaidyanathan is a senior advocate, Supreme Court of India Nathaniel Hilger, and suggest the possibility of war or foster peace.






Centres envoy to
New interlocutor is known as a dove
Considered a tried, tested and trusted hand, Sharma says he likes to see normalcy return to the State as soon as possible
hold talks on J&K
In his speech on August 15,
Mr. Modi had said that prob-
ives in the past that did not
lead to any results, Mr.
Vijaita Singh
New Delhi
The former Intelligence Bur-
gence chief, Mr. Sharma
said, I have been interact-
ing with all kinds of people
Dialogue is open to
eau Director Dineshwar when I was in IB ... it never
lems in the State could be
solved neither by bullet,
nor by abuses but by embra-
Singh said, Please take it
from me that whatever we
do, we will do with saaf
Sharma, who was on
Monday appointed the gov-
occurred [to me] that people
are scared to talk to me.
all, says Mehbooba
ernments special represent-
cing the people. neeyat aur neeti (good inten- ative to carry forward a dia- No restrictions Peerzada Ashiq lah said, The acceptance of
Before the Centres an- tions and clear policy). logue with all sections of the Official sources that there Srinagar
the political nature of the
nouncement of his appoint- Asked about the report of people of Jammu and Kash- was no restriction on talking The Centres move to ap- Kashmir issue is a resound-
ment, Mr. Sharma met Mr the earlier group of inter- mir, said that he would en- to separatists. point an interlocutor for ing defeat for those who
Modi on Monday afternoon. locutors gathering dust in sure that normalcy returns Mr. Sharma, a 1979-batch Jammu and Kashmir on could only see use of force
He met Mr. Singh later in the the Home Ministry, Mr. to the State as soon as IPS officer of the Kerala Monday was welcomed by as a solution.
evening. Singh said, You cannot pre- possible. cadre, was appointed IB Dir- all mainstream political
Speaking of his recent judge that this initiative will Soon after his name was ector in December 2014 for a parties in the Valley, but Congress unimpressed
four-day visit to Kashmir, not be successful. Our an- announced at a press confer- two-year term. Post- retire- separatists remained silent, J&K Pradesh Congress Com-
Mr. Singh said he met 87 del- nouncement shows how ser- ence by Home Minister Ra- On a mission: Former IB Director Dineshwar Sharma with ment, he was appointed an awaiting a formal invita- mittee president G.A. Mir
egations. All of them were ious we are about initiating jnath Singh, Mr. Sharma told Finance Minister Arun Jaitley PTI * interlocutor for talks with tion for dialogue. said his party wont wel-
clear that the process of dia- dialogue. The Hindu that the Centre Assam-based insurgent Chief Minister Mehbooba come the move until the
logue should begin in the Mr. Sharma is the fourth had approached him for the Secretary Rajiv Gauba, IB three interlocutors appoin- groups in June. Mufti, whose party pledged Centre names the stakehold-
Valley, he said. When re- interlocutor appointed by task two days ago. A top gov- Director Rajiv Jain and other ted in 2010, the source said. He also heads a commit- to initiate a dialogue with ers and makes the road map
minded about similar initiat- the Centre since 2002. ernment source said Mr. senior officials met J&K Chief The committee discussed tee to restructure the Home the Hurriyat under the for dialogue public.
Sharma had been chosen as Minister Mehbooba Mufti at various names. It was felt Ministry. Agenda of Alliance agreed Parties such as the CPI

Why make a show of he was known to have mod-

erate views and is commit-
ted to dialogue.
her Akbar Road residence in
Delhi to discuss a new polit-
ical process in the State.
that a politician may be too
public a figure. The name of
a top official of a key invest-
The Centre was keen on
giving an extension to Mr.
Sharma as IB Director, but
to by the BJP, said: A polit-
ical process was necessary. I
hope stakeholders in Kash-
(M), the Peoples Democratic
Front and the Democratic
Party Nationalist welcomed

patriotism: SC judge I hope I can rise to the

expectations of the people of
India. Would like to see that
The officials went over
three previous processes of
dialogue held in the Valley
igating agency was also con-
sidered. They finally decided
on tried, tested and trusted
he turned down the offer.
Mr. Sharma has worked with
Mr. Doval when the latter
mir take up the opportunity,
move a step ahead and
enter the dialogue process.
the move.
Sources in the separatist
camp said there would be a
Justice Misra had reasoned Prevention of Insults to Na- normalcy returns to State as the round-table discussion Dineshwar Sharma, the was IB chief. He headed the It is open to all with no con- joint stand and a formal
that the practice would in- tional Honour Act of 1971 to soon as possible, Mr. by the former Prime Minis- source said. Subsidiary Intelligence Bur- ditions on any side. response to the Centres
stil a feeling of committed observe that there is no Sharma said. ter Manmohan Singh, the Asked if Kashmiris would eau of Uttar Pradesh when Welcoming the initiative, move. ...However, neither
patriotism and nationalism. mandate that people should The source said that on talks held by the former be apprehensive of opening Mr. Rajnath Singh was the former Chief Minister and has there been any formal
Finally, the court left it to stand up when the national October 17, National Security Home Minister P. Chidam- up to a retired police officer Chief Minister. National Conference work- invite nor a move in this dir-
the government to bring out anthem is sung in a cinema Adviser Ajit Doval, Home baram and the report of the who has also been the intelli- (With Suhasini Haidar) ing president Omar Abdul- ection, a separatist said.
any notification, if neces- hall. This is obviously be-
sary, to make or not make cause a cinema hall is a
the playing of the anthem place for entertainment ...
mandatory in cinema halls.
The case was posted for
hearing on January 9, 2018.
people go to cinema halls for
undiluted entertainment.
Society needs
Muscular stance failed Clashes continue, house
in J&K: Chidambaram of another PDP man hit
The court had modified entertainment.
the November 2016 order You dont have to stand
twice, once to exempt phys- up at a cinema hall to be per-
ically and mentally chal- ceived as patriotic, Justice
lenged people from standing Chandrachud observed.
up in cinema halls for the The judge was responding From No talks to Talks with all stakeholders is a victory Army raid on militants house triggers protest in Tral
anthem. to submissions by Attorney-
Now, sitting beside Chief General K.K. Venugopal, for Special Correspondent logue with all stakeholders, special correspondent
Justice Misra, Justice the Centre, in support of the New Delhi even Pakistan, and termed Srinagar
Chandrachud referred to the November 2016 order. The former Home Minister, the present exercise an Even as suspected militants
P. Chidambaram, said on eyewash. continue attacks on political

T.N. man sets himself, Monday that by appointing a

special representative for a
sustained dialogue in Jammu
What is the mandate
given to an ex-IPS officer?
Can he suggest withdrawing
workers and families of po-
licemen in south Kashmir, a
shutdown was observed in

family ablaze and Kashmir, the Centre had

finally admitted that a mus-
cular approach had failed
AFSPA? Can he resolve the
grievances of hundreds of
people injured by pellet
Tral in Pulwama on Monday
against an Army raid on a
Hizbul Mujahideen milit-
Though he had reportedly amount. in the State. guns? There is a huge em- ants house and the thrash-
repaid 2.34 lakh towards On Monday, Gopi had ac- From No talks to Talks ployment problem in the ing of his family members.
the principal and the in- companied Esakkimuthu with all stakeholders is a State. The government is still The family members of
terest, Muthulakshmi was and his family to the Collect- major victory for those who looking at the J&K issue with Mushtaq Ahmed Chopan al-
allegedly harassing him for a orate. Even as the grievance had strongly argued for a Former RAW chief A.S. Dulat the prism of intelligence, leged that his aged father No respite: Youth throw stones at security personnel in
further 2 lakh. redressal meeting was un- political solution in J&K, he military and security forces. was beaten up along with Srinagar, a file photo. NISSAR AHMAD

Seeking police interven- derway, Esakkimuthu tweeted. will be a lot tougher for him. It is a political problem and scores of others in a raid.
tion, Esakkimuthu submit- poured kerosene on himself Former Research and Right now, Kashmir is in a has to be solved politically, In fresh attacks by milit- itants. The past week saw a chosis among political lead-
ted petitions to the Collector and his family and set them Analysis Wing chief A.S. Du- mess, Mr. Dulat said. Professor Ansari said. ants, the house of an assist- number of attacks on PDP ers and workers, said party
at six weekly grievance re- ablaze. Gopi had gone to a lat, who was adviser on Government sources said ant sub-inspector, Ghulam MLA and workers in south legislator Abdul Majid
dress meetings. However, nearby tea stall when his Kashmir to former Prime An eyewash they hoped Pakistan would Ahmad Bhat, was ransacked Kashmir, including three Larmi.
according to Esakkimuthus brother took the extreme Minister Atal Bihari Va- Former Information Com- respond in the same spirit to by militants around 10 p.m. grenade attacks. The houses of political
brother Gopi, the police, in- step. jpayee, said it was always a missioner M.M. Ansari, who the appointment. The am- on Sunday. The house of rul- The National Conference workers are being attacked
stead of acting against the Collector Sandeep Nan- good time to start a dia- was in the group of three in- bit for holding talks by a ing Peoples Democratic appealed to the government and raided. This has been
moneylender, further har- duri also visited the TVMCH logue. terlocutors appointed by the points-person is not restrict- Party (PDP) zonal president to stop raiding the houses of happening due to wrong
assed his brother and co- to enquire about the condi- They have chosen the UPA government in 2010, ive and open to all, a gov- Farooq Ahmad of Kulgam militants. policies of the government,
erced him to pay up the tion of the victims. best man available, but it called for uninterrupted dia- ernment official said. was also attacked by the mil- It had created a fear psy- Mr. Larmi said.

Charge sheet
filed against
Explain action in Bilkis case: SC Opposition
unites for
Modi-Ghani talks
Qureshi Why are guilty still with police force, court asks Gujarat government Sharad Yadav to focus on terror
Legal Correspondent and submit it in the next four IPS officer, who had chal- Sobhana K. Nair Press Trust of India
Special Correspondent NEW DELHI
New Delhi weeks. lenged their conviction by New Delhi New Delhi
The Enforcement Director- The Supreme Court on The Bombay High Court the High Court. The apex The Opposition parties will Afghan President Ashraf Gh-
ate on Monday filed a Monday asked the Gujarat had on May 4 upheld the court had concluded that approach Rajya Sabha ani will hold detailed talks
charge sheet against meat government to come clean conviction and life imprison- there was clear-cut evid- Chairman M. Venkaiah with Prime Minister Naren-
exporter Moin Akhtar on allegations made by Bilkis ment of 12 persons in the ence against them. Naidu to protest against his dra Modi on Tuesday on fur-
Qureshi in connection with Bano, a victim of gangrape case. decision to fast-track the thering the shared objective
a money-laundering case. during the post-Godhra riots Ms. Banos family was at- Higher compensation disqualification process of of promoting security and
The accused is currently in in 2002, that police officers tacked by a mob at The court asked Ms. Bano to Janata Dal (U) rebel leader stability in Afghanistan, and
judicial custody. convicted of manipulating Randhikpur village near file a separate special leave Sharad Yadav. efforts to combat terrorism.
The Special Judge took the probe in the case are Ahmedabad and seven mem- petition seeking an enhance- Leaders of six parties, The External Affairs Min-
cognisance of the back to work in the State bers of her family were ment of the compensation who met at the office of istry said on Monday the
chargesheet filed under the force. Bilkis Bano with her daughter. killed. She was pregnant at awarded to her by the lower Leader of the Opposition Afghan President would be
Prevention of Money Laun- My client has suffered the time of the incident. court. Ghulam Nabi Azad in Par- in New Delhi on a one-day Ashraf Ghani
dering Act and issued a years of trauma. They (po- asked the Gujarat On January 21, 2008, a liament House on Monday, working visit at the invita-
production warrant against lice officers) have been government. Acquittal set aside special court convicted and decided to take up the tion of the Prime Minister. Both sides will have the
Qureshi for his appearance found guilty, but they have They have already un- The High Court had set aside sentenced 11 accused to life battle on behalf of Mr. Ya- The invitation was extended opportunity to review the
on October 25. He was ar- already been working, ad- dergone their sentence, ad- the acquittal of five police- imprisonment. dav and another JD(U) by National Security Adviser entire gamut of multifaceted
rested by the ED on August vocate Shobha, Ms. Banos vocate Hemantika Wahi, the men and two doctors. They Though the trial in the rebel MP Ali Anwar. Mr. Ya- Ajit Doval during his Kabul bilateral strategic partner-
25. The agency has accused lawyer, submitted. State counsel, made a pre- were found guilty of derelic- case began in Ahmedabad, dav himself was at the trip on October 16. ship, including the New De-
Qureshi of being involved liminary submission. tion of duty and tampering the Supreme Court trans- meeting. During his visit, President velopment Partnership, the
in hawala operations. Sentence completed The court directed the with evidence. ferred the case to Mumbai in Recently, Mr. Naidu de- Ghani will meet with his In- statement said.
He allegedly routed How can that happen? How State government to file a re- Recently, the apex court 2004 after Ms. Bano ex- cided to determine the dian counterpart, President The visit will build upon
bribe money abroad can they work? Chief Justice sponse detailing the depart- had also dismissed the ap- pressed apprehensions that question of disqualification Ram Nath Kovind. the recent high-level bilat-
through Delhi-based of India Dipak Misra, head- mental action, if any, taken peals of two doctors and the CBI probe would be on his own instead of send- He will then have delega- eral exchanges between the
hawala operators. ing a three-judge Bench, against the police officers four policemen, including an tampered with. ing it to the ethics or priv- tion level talks with Mr two countries, including the
ileges committee, breaking Modi, who will also host a recent visit of Afghan Chief
away from tradition. In the lunch in his honour, an offi- Executive Abdullah Abdul-
Rajya Sabha, there have cial statement said. lah.

Congress for joint protest against note ban been nine cases where
parties have moved dis-

Azad to speak to all Opposition parties to work out a common strategy on anniversary
qualification petitions
against their members. Out
of these, seven were re-
Not just strategic ties
Sandeep Phukan
New Delhi
rally or a protest march
will emerge only after Mr
serve November 8 as a black
tee of Opposition parties to
take up a few things as part
ferred to the privileges
committee and two mem-
bers resigned before the
with Dhaka: Sushma
Leader of the Opposition in Azad speaks to all the other Mr. Raja, who represented of agenda. After our discus- pleas could reach that PRESS TRUST OF INDIA tion, describing bilateral re-
the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Opposition parties by the Left parties at Mondays sions here, we will have to stage. DHAKA lations as having gone bey-
Nabi Azad will speak to all Monday night. meeting, said that the Left take up with 12 other parties According to sources, India will resolve all irritants ond a strategic partnership.
Opposition parties to work The idea is to have some had already planned a series and take their concurrence. the Vice-President has in ties with Bangladesh with She also referred to the
out a joint strategy to re- form of protest. Also, every of protest actions starting Coordination means they based his decision on the sincerity, External Affairs peaceful solution of the land
gister their protest against party can choose its own from the last week of have to be on board and not time taken by the commit- Minister Sushma Swaraj said and maritime boundary is-
the November 8, 2016, de- course of action, said a October. something six of us here de- tee to dispose of the cases. on Monday as she inaugur- sues. She said the relations
monetisation decision. leader after the meeting. Beginning November 8, cide, Mr. Azad told report- He has argued that none of ated 15 Indian-assisted de- between the neighbours
A formal announcement Mr. Mishra said BSP chief for three days the Central ers before the meeting. committees did anything velopment projects estim- were now outstanding, and
on their strategy will be Mayawati planned to hold 13 trade unions plan to demon- substantial. ated at about $8.7 million. that both countries were
made on Tuesday morning rallies on this issue, of which strate against the Modi gov- Gujarat polls He has called Mr. Yadav On the second and con- working to resolve irritants
at a joint press conference of at least five of them would be ernments economic policies Sources say other issues also for a personal hearing on cluding day of her visit, Ms. in the spirit of friendly rela-
Opposition leaders. Ghulam Nabi Azad in Uttar Pradesh, sources and its impact on both or- figured in the discussions October 30. Swaraj opened the sprawl- tions and with the right in-
This was decided at a co- told The Hindu. ganised and unorganised like the delay in announcing On Tuesday, Mr. Naidu is ing chancery complex of the tention.
ordination meeting on gresss Derek OBrien. The workers. Gujarat polls by the Election hosting his first lunch Indian High Commission Ms. Swaraj also gifted
Monday that was attended meeting was convened by Trinamool plan Mr. Azad, however, re- Commission and the disqual- meeting with the Council here. India is following a books, computers, multime-
by JD(U) rebel leader Sharad Mr. Azad. Mr. Derek O Brien informed fused to get into the specifics ification notice issued by Ra- of Ministers and floor lead- policy of neighbours first, dia equipment to the Hindi
Yadav, CPI MP D. Raja, DMK Sources who attended the other members at the meet- and described Mondays jya Sabha Chairman M. Ven- ers of both the Houses and among the neighbours and Sanskrit departments of
MP Kanimozhi, BSPs Satish meeting said exact modalit- ing that the Trinamool Con- meeting as the first meeting kaiah Naidu against JD(U) since he took over as Vice- Bangladesh is foremost, the University of Dhaka,
Mishra and Trinamool Con- ies whether to host a joint gress was planning to ob- of the coordination commit- rebel MP Sharad Yadav. President. Ms. Swaraj said at the func- Chittagong and Rajshahi.



With bribery drama, Gujarat build-up turns murky

Hardik confidant joins BJP only to return saying the party had tried to lure him with 1 crore; he produces before media the 10 lakh allegedly paid as advance

Congress demands a
Mahesh Langa
Narendra Patel, a key mem-
ber of the Patidar Anamat
Andolan Samiti, led by
Hardik Patel, has alleged that
the BJP offered him 1 crore
to break away from the
judicial investigation
Patidar agitation and cross Special Correspondent
over to the party. New Delhi
Mr. Narendra Patel, con- The Congress on Monday
vener of the PAAS in north demanded a judicial invest-
Gujarat, joined the BJP on igation by a High Court
Sunday evening in the pres- judge into the allegation
ence of another Hardik aide, raised by Narendra Patel, a
Varun Patel, who crossed Patidar quota agitation
over on Saturday after meet- leader, that the BJP offered
ing BJP president Amit Shah. him 1 crore to join the
However, on Sunday party.
night, within a few hours of At a press conference,
joining the party, Mr. Naren- Congress leader Manish Te-
dra Patel called presspersons wari said the allegations had
and alleged that he received not been levelled by any
10 lakh as a token amount political rival but by activ- Ebullient crowd: A man holds a sword at Rahul Gandhis rally in
of the 1 crore that the BJP ists of an organisation that Gandhinagar on Monday. AFP *

had promised him to switch the BJP is trying to split.

over to the party. He accused
Mr. Varun Patel of facilitating
the deal and monetary trans-
Serious allegations
The allegations are very
SP comes out in
action. Umbrella group: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi with OBC leader Alpesh Thakor at a rally in Gandhinagar. *
AP serious and the finger of sus-
picion points to the Gujarat support of Congress
Enacts drama
Mr. Narendra Patel produced
before the media the 10
Though Mr. Varun Patel
has denied the charge, the
allegations can hurt the rul-
Another Hardik aide returns BJP chief. First, it demands a
reaction from the Prime
Minister. We demand that an
Asian News International
lakh in cash he allegedly re- ing party, which is keen on FIR be registered and an in- Former Uttar Pradesh Chief
ceived from a BJP leader, breaking the Patidar agita- Special Correspondent vice-president and put vestigation takes place un- Minister Akhilesh Yadav on
whom he did not name. He tion ahead of the Assembly AHMEDABAD across my views, Mr. Savani der the supervision of a sit- Monday announced that the
said that he enacted a elections. When Patidar Anamat An- said, adding more meetings ting High Court judge, Mr. Samajwadi Party (SP) would
drama of joining the BJP to I received 10 lakh so dolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders will follow in next few days. Tewari told presspersons. contest only five seats in the
expose the party which is us- that I can parade it before Varun Patel and Reshma Pa- Patidar leader Dinesh Pa- The former Union Minis- Gujarat Assembly elections
ing money power to lure the media and expose the tel joined the Bharatiya tel, however, said Congress ter was responding to allega- and would support the Con-
Patidar agitation leaders. dirty tricks of the BJP in Gu- Janata Party, the party lead- vice-president Rahul Gandhi tions made by Mr. Patel, an gress in the rest.
The BJP stands exposed jarat, the samiti leader said. ers hoped that the defec- would meet Mr. Hardik Patel associate of Hardik Patel, The SP and Congress had Akhilesh Yadav
today. They offered me 1 I will tell the BJP that I tions of the two key mem- in November, and did not leader of the Patidar agita- joined hands in the previous
crore and immediately 10 am not buyable and even if bers of the agitation will meet him on Monday. tion. Assembly elections in the is also trying to get support
lakh was handed over to me you give me the entire Re- weaken Hardik Patel. Mr. Hardik Patel asked the On Sunday, Mr. Patel, a State to counter the Bhar- from the community lead-
in the presence of Varun Pa- serve Bank of India, I will not However, the BJPs hopes BJP if it had worked for the convener of the Patidar atiya Janata Party. ers to counter the BJP which
tel. Im going to donate this betray my community and were short-lived as on Hardik Patel development of the State, Anamat Andolan Samiti, Eyeing Patidar com- had been in power in Gu-
money to the families of its interests. My main aim Monday, a senior member of why was it offering huge held a press conference in munity votes, the Congress jarat since 1995.
those killed during the was to expose the BJP and I the agitation, who had Nikhil Savani told the media sums to buy off PAAS which he alleged that 10 DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Patidar agitation in 2015, did it, Mr. Narendra Patel earlier broken away to join on Monday after quitting the leaders. lakh was given to him to
Mr. Narendra Patel told The said, alleging that the BJP the BJP, returned to the BJP. He alleged that the BJP cross over to the BJP. can never be bought. It will saying na khaunga, na khane
Hindu. had opened its purse strings Hardik camp and accused He is an influential leader had a 500 crore budget to never be bought, Mr. doonga [Will neither indulge
to break the agitation and the party of using money in Surat. buy off agitation leaders be- Rahul tweets Gandhi tweeted. in corruption nor will toler-
Varun struck deal buy the Patidar community power ahead of the As- Immediately after return- fore the Assembly polls. Reacting to the press confer- In his press conference, ate any corruption], but the
Accusing Mr. Varun Patel of leaders ahead of the polls. sembly polls in the State. ing to the Hardik camp, Mr. I dont understand if the ence, Congress vice-presid- Mr. Tewari alleged that at- allegations of bribery are a
facilitating the deal, Mr. Nar- Dismissing the allegations, I have realised that the Savani joined the Patidar ruling party has done devel- ent Rahul Gandhi played on tempts to buy is not new blot on our democracy. It
endra Patel said, Varun Gujarat BJP spokesman BJP uses money power to delegation to meet Congress opment, then where is the the theme of Gujarati pride and the BJP had tried to buy shows that the BJP is frus-
struck a 1-crore deal with Bharat Pandya said it was a buy some people who are vice-president Rahul Gandhi need to buy people using to target the ruling party. Congress lawmakers during trated and scared of losing
the BJP and the BJP immedi- Congress-motivated plan to fighting for the interests of in Ahmedabad. money power, Mr. Patel Gujarat is priceless. It the Rajya Sabha elections as the elections, Mr. Tewari
ately agreed. malign the image of the BJP. the Patidar community, I have met the Congress said. has never been bought. It well. Modiji doesnt tire said

Should we pray before EC: Cong.

Chidambaram locks horns with PM for saying Opposition cant question panel
Special Correspondent
New Delhi
A day after Prime Minister
Poll panel should be in
Narendra Modi said the Op-
position had no authority no-doubt zone: Kerala CM
to question the Election
Commission, Congress Press Trust of India eral damage on citizens per-
leader P. Chidambaram hit Thiruvananthapuram ception towards its
back on Monday, wondering Kerala Chief Minister Pin- institutional integrity. When
that if citizens could not arayi Vijayan has said that people are suspicious, they
question the panel, should the Election Commissions would certainly point fin-
they pray before it. decisions should remain in gers, he said in a Facebook
While Mr. Modi made the the no-doubt zone. post in reference to the delay
comment at a public gather- Any dent to the credibil- in calling the Gujarat elec-
ing in Gujarat in response to ity of the EC will cause collat- tions.
delay in calling the elections
in the State, Mr. Chidam- 12, the Election Commission Opposition parties, chaired Chidambaram mocked the
baram tweeted, If citizens announced the dates for Hi- by Leader of the Opposition Commission by accusing the
cannot question the EC, machal Pradesh, but did not in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam poll panel of going on an ex-
please tell us who can? And unveil the schedule for Gu- Nabi Azad, the issue figured tended holiday and au-
what should citizens do, jarat. The Opposition alleged again. thorising the Prime Minister
pray to the EC? that the delay gave the ruling At a press conference, to announce the dates.
For the past four days, the BJP an unfair advantage in Congress leader Manish Tew- In an exclusive interview
Congress and the BJP have Gujarat as the State govern- ari said, The EC shouldnt to The Hindu on Sunday,
been engaged in a war of ment can freely announce be part of any BJP Chief Election Commis-
words over the delay in an- sops with the model code of conspiracy. sioner A.K. Joti said several
nouncing dates for the Gu- conduct not in force. Last Friday, in a series of factors determined their
jarat elections. On October At a strategy meeting of sarcastic tweets, Mr. decision.

SC to hear
Congress plea Surge in nominations
Legal Correspondent
on last day in Himachal
The Supreme Court on Vidya Stokes among 275 candidates who filed papers
Monday agreed to hear a
petition filed by the Con- Kanwar Yogendra gress cadres on who the offi-
gress to direct the Election Shimla cial party nominee is.
Commission of India to As many as 275 candidates Pradesh Congress Com-
frame guidelines for count- fielded by political parties mittee president Sukh-
ing of votes through Veri- and Independents filed their winder Singh filed his pa-
fied Paper Audit Trail nomination papers for the pers from Nadaunand and
(VVPAT) machines in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly Transport Minister G.S. Bali
upcoming Gujarat As- elections on Monday, the from Nagrota Bagwan in
sembly elections to ensure last day for doing so. Thou- Kangra.
transparency. sands of supporters accom-
The petition filed by panied the candidates as BJP complaint
Prakash Joshi, secretary of they arrived to complete the The Bharatiya Janata Party
the All India Congress formalities. (BJP) on Monday com-
Committee, sought the in- At last count, nearly 475 Vidya Stokes plained to the Chief Election
stallation of CCTV cameras candidates have filed their Commissioner against some
inside polling booths. It papers for the 68 seats. their children, despite op- retired officers who were re-
also sought a ban on post- Chief Minister Virbhadra position from a large section appointed in government
ing officials, facing inquiry Singh accompanied his son in the party. service, alleging that they
or disciplinary proceed- Vikramaditya who filed his Octogenarian leader are now working as agents
ings, in key positions in dis- papers from the Shimla Vidya Stokes also filed pa- for the Congress in the elec-
tricts during the polls. Rural constituency on being pers at the last moment from tions. In its complaint, the
A Bench led by Chief allotted the party ticket late her traditional constituency BJP said more than 3,000
Justice of India Dipak Misra on Sunday evening. Mr. of Theog, along with youth employees, including IAS
asked for the assistance of Singh and senior Minister leader Deepak Rathore, who and State services officers,
Attorney General K.K. Kaul Singh Thakur have de- secured the party ticket whose services had been ex-
Venugopal in the case, fied the partys one family, straight from the All India tended, were openly work-
which was posted for hear- one ticket norm and man- Congress Committee. There ing for the Congress in the
ing on October 30. aged to secure ticket for is confusion among Con- election campaign.




IS killed 116 civilians in 20 days Body found in Texas
likely of Indian child
Bodies found in Al-Qaryatain, Homs, are of people who were govt. employees or with ruling party
Agence France-Presse knives, Abdel Rahman said. Last week, the IS also lost Sherin had gone missing on Oct. 7
Associated Press Most of the IS fighters who its most important Syrian
Beirut attacked the town a month bastion, the city of Raqqa, Press Trust of India
The Islamic State (IS) group ago were part of sleeper after a campaign of more Houston

Macris party wins executed dozens of civilians cells... They are from the than four months led by the Police in the U.S. on Sunday
Argentine mid-term polls this month in the Syrian town, know the towns resid- Kurdish-Arab Syrian Demo- found the body of a child in
BUENOS AIRES desert, a monitor said ents and who is for or cratic Forces, a U.S.-backed a culvert, which they say is
Argentinas President Monday, in a gruesome mas- against the regime, he said. militia. most likely that of a three-
Mauricio Macris center-right sacre as the jihadists see The majority of those killed The jihadist group is now year-old Indian girl who
coalition swept crucial their caliphate collapse. were executed in the last two mostly confined to the oil- went missing over two
midterm elections on Sunday The extremist group last days before IS lost the town rich Province of Deir Ezzor weeks ago when her foster
and emerged with a week lost its key Syrian again, he added. in the countrys east, along father sent her out late at
strengthened hand to carry stronghold of Raqqa, the The regime seized back the border with Iraq. night as punishment for not
through pro-market latest in a string of setbacks Al-Qaryatain on Saturday IS holds around 40% of drinking her milk.
economic reforms, according for the jihadists who are fa- after more than 200 jihadists the Province, which was Sherin Mathews, who had
to nearly completed count cing multiple offensives in Site of massacre: Syrian soldiers patrolling a street of withdrew from the town once almost completely in its developmental issues and Sherin Mathews *
results. AFP both Syria and neighbouring Al-Qaryatain, a town in central Syria. AP * overnight, pulling back into hands, and faces two separ- limited verbal communica-
Iraq. the vast desert region that ate offensives, including by tion skills, was last seen out- Sherin Mathews, and her
Tillerson makes surprise The Syrian Observatory A senior Syrian official de- with Syrias ruling Baath stretches all the way to the the SDF. side her familys backyard in parents have been notified
visit to Afghanistan for Human Rights, a Britain- scribed the attack as a party. Iraqi border. The U.S.-backed militia is Richardson city in Texas on of the discovery. The cause
KABUL based monitor, said IS fight- shocking massacre, saying Regime forces retook Al- Al-Qaryatain was a symbol fighting the group mostly on October 7 after her Indian- of death has yet to be
U.S. Secretary of State Rex ers massacred more than the search and documenta- Qaryatain, which lies in the of religious coexistence be- the eastern side of the Eu- American father Wesley determined.
Tillerson paid a surprise visit 100 people in the desert tion of those killed in the central Homs Province, on fore the civil war broke out phrates River that slices diag- Mathews sent her alone out- The identification pro-
to Afghanistan on Monday to town of Al-Qaryatain this town of Qaryatayn, in Homs Saturday, three weeks after in 2011, with some 900 onally across the province. side late at night as punish- cess was under way. The
discuss Washingtons new month before they lost it to Province, is still under way. the jihadists seized control of Christians among its popula- On Sunday, SDF fighters ment for not finishing her medical examiner was work-
strategy with President regime forces. it. IS first occupied the town tion of 30,000. seized one of the countrys milk. ing to determine the cause
Ashraf Ghani, the U.S. IS has over a period of 20 Town retaken last week in 2015 and lost it to Russian- But it was ravaged by IS largest oilfields from the of death, he said.
embassy said. He reiterated days executed at least 116 ci- Talal Barazi, the Governor of backed Syria forces last year. during the groups eight- group. Found in a tunnel The childs foster father,
the U.S. commitment to vilians in reprisal killings, ac- Homs Province, told AP on After the regime retook it month-long occupation of Syrias regime is conduct- The Richardson Police an- Mr. Wesley, 37, was arrested
working with the Kabul cusing them of collaboration Monday that most of the (on Saturday), the towns res- the town in 2015-16, with its ing a separate, Russian- nounced that they dis- on October 8 on a charge of
government and regional with regime forces, Obser- bodies were of townspeople idents found the bodies on Christian sites including a backed offensive in the covered the remains of a abandoning or endangering
partners, said a statement vatory chief Rami Abdel Rah- who were government em- the streets. They had been fifth-century church reduced province, largely on the child in a tunnel beneath a a child. A day later, he was
posted on Twitter. AFP man said. ployees or were affiliated shot dead or executed with to rubble. western bank of the river. road, expressing apprehen- released from custody after
sion that it was most likely posting a $2,50,000 bond.
of Sherin. They, however, As per an arrest-warrant

Shinzo Abes coalition Trump to raise predatory trade as issue did not confirm the identity.
The body was found
about half a mile from the
affidavit, Mr. Wesley told the
police that he sent Sherin
outside and told her to

wins super-majority To visit China on Nov. 8 for three days as part of a trip to Indo-Pacific
house of her adoptive par-
ents, Wesley and Sini Math-
ews. It was found in a cul-
stand next to a large tree at
around 3 a.m. on October 7.
Some 15 minutes later, he
Varghese K. George from Nov. 3 to 14 in his first fair and reciprocal treatment plete lack or reciprocity in vert beneath a road around reportedly went to check on
PM vows to act tough on North Korea Washington trip to Indo-Pacific. He is to U.S. companies and must investment permissions for 11 a.m. (local time) on the child but did not find
U.S. President Donald scheduled to attend the Asia- desist from predatory trade services companies Right Sunday with the help of her. After looking around
Agence France-Presse Trump will take up the issue Pacific Economic Coopera- and investment practices, now, to my knowledge, search dogs, Sergant Kevin for her, he said he then went
Tokyo of predatory trade and in- tion summit in Vietnam and the official said. theres not a single American Perlich, spokesman for the inside to do laundry and de-
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vestment practices of China the Association of Southeast Asked to explain what he web company that has suc- police department, told re- cided to wait until morning,
stormed to a landslide su- when he meets the countrys Asian Nations summit in the meant by predatory, the ceeded in China... porters. An arrest has not police sergeant Kevin Per-
per-majority in snap Ja- leaders including President Philippines. A meeting with official cited some instances: The official added that the been made in connection lich said. Police were not
panese elections, near com- Xi Jinping during a three-day Russian President Vladimir the forced technology visit would also reaffirm with the discovery of the alerted to her disappear-
plete projections showed visit to Beijing starting on Putin is also being con- transfer; the fact that Amer- U.S. leadership in the Indo- body. ance until about five hours
on Monday, with him imme- November 8, a senior White sidered, the official said. ican companies have had an Pacific, and demonstrate While a medical exam- later.
diately pledging to deal House official said. The visit will send a clear enormous amount of their that U.S. alliance with Japan iner has yet to see the childs The Mathews reportedly
firmly with North Korea. Mr. Trump will travel to to signal that for bilateral eco- intellectual property stolen, is the cornerstone of the sta- body and make a positive adopted Sherin two years
Mr. Abes conservative Japan, South Korea, China, nomic relations to be sus- sometimes through cyber- bility and rules-based order identification, Sgt. Perlich ago from an orphanage in
coalition is on track to win Vietnam and the Philippines tainable, China must provide enabled means... the com- in the region. said it is most likely of Bihar.
at least 312 seats with only a Shinzo Abe. * AFP
handful left to call, accord-
ing to public broadcaster
NHK, giving him a coveted
two-thirds majority in the
his resolve to deal with the
crisis in North Korea, which
has threatened to sink Ja-
Transitional justice processes dont constitute a witch-hunt
lower house of Parliament. pan into the sea and fired
That will allow him to two missiles over its north- Visiting UN rapporteur says no one who has committed human rights violations deserves to be called a hero
pursue his cherished goal of ern islands.
proposing changes to the Meera Srinivasan one who has committed viol- trys Sinhala-majority south. Sinhalese community. denial of justice.
countrys pacifist Constitu- Changing Constitution Colombo ations of human rights law or Sharing his observations Pointing to pending con- On whether the Sri
tion to beef up the status of Mr. Abe, who has in the past Transitional justice processes of the laws of war deserves to after a 14-day visit to the is- cerns around the release of Lankan government had the
the military, which is effect- been criticised for an arrog- dont constitute a witch-hunt, be called a hero, said Pablo land, Mr. de Greiff observed military-occupied private political will to address the
ively restricted to ant attitude towards voters, a visiting UN expert observed de Greiff, Special Rapporteur that Sri Lanka continued to land in the north and east, problems, he said the govern-
self-defence. vowed to face the challenge here on Monday, voicing con- on the promotion of truth, deprive itself of the benefits the repeated calls for repeal- ment had invited him five
Mr. Abe, 63, is now on posed by the victory cern about frequently heard justice, reparation and guar- of transitional justice, and ing the Prevention of Terror- times to the country and
course to become Japans humbly. He struck a cau- pledges in Sri Lanka to pro- antees of non-recurrence. had regrettably underutil- ism Act (PTA), and persisting provided him with informa-
longest-serving Premier, tious note on possible revi- tect war heroes. During and after Sri ised the support offered by UN Special Rapporteur surveillance in the former tion, reflecting its openness
winning a fresh term at the sions to the Constitution, This seems to misrepres- Lankas civil war, human the UN. Emphasising that it Pablo de Greiff. AFP * war zone, he said: Each of and willingness to engage in
helm of the worlds third- saying that he would ent the target of transitional rights organisations accused was not just the minorities, these issues involve ques- dialogue. But on the ques-
biggest economy and key deepen debate in Parlia- justice accountability meas- the armed forces of commit- but also the majority com- that at least two major in- tions of basic rights and thus, tion of political will, it re-
U.S. regional ally. ment on the divisive issue ures by suggesting it is a gen- ting grave human rights ab- munity that stands to gain stances of violence in the is- the continued failure to mains to be seen because so
He said the crushing elec- but not seek to ram any- erally anti-security agenda, uses. The allegation evokes a from a credible transitional land in 1971 and in 1987-89 af- achieve progress in fully ad- much remains to be done,
tion victory had hardened thing through. and also by forgetting that no vehement denial in the coun- justice mechanism, he said fected only the majority dressing them constitutes a said Mr. Greiff.

Catalan separatists Indian H-1B visa holders Russian

Trump struggled to
vow disobedience remember soldiers name
campaign for green card stabbed
Agence France-Presse membered my husbands
Locals weigh in, warn of protests Agence France-Presse Washington name because he told me he
Agence France-Presse
The U.S. issues a million green cards every year Moscow U.S. President Donald Trump had my husband report in
held a banned independ- A Russian journalist was in struggled to remember the front of him and that's when
ence referendum on Octo- Varghese K. George advocacy campaign, said the leaders of the SIIA. a serious condition after name of the U.S. soldier killed he actually said La David.
Catalan separatists on ber 1. Washington that at the current pace of (They have)... continued an unknown assailant on in an ambush in Niger when Mr. Trump responded
Monday threatened mass Nearly 100 Indian H-1B visa approvals, it could take as to contribute to the eco- Monday forced his way he called the mans widow for quickly via Twitter. I had a
civil disobedience against Meeting on Thursday holders and their depend- much as 70 years before the nomy and society in every into the offices of a radio condolences, she told ABC. very respectful conversation
the Spanish government if it Catalonias separatist parties ents reached out to U.S law- current backlog is cleared. possible way from the day station critical of the Krem- Mr. Trump couldnt re- with the widow of Sgt. La
fulfils its vow to depose the announced they would hold makers on Monday, pleading The U.S issues a million they arrived in this coun- lin and stabbed her in the member my husbands David Johnson, and spoke his
regions secessionist leader a full session on Thursday to for clearance of the massive green cards every year, but try Unfortunately, they are neck. Tatyana Felgengauer, name, Myeshia Johnson said. name from beginning,
to stifle his drive for decide their response. backlog of greed card peti- only 1,40,000 are employ- also the same families who a 32-year-old presenter for The only way he re- without hesitation! he said.
independence. That could be an oppor- tions. ment-based. Indias share is have become part of an un- Echo of Moscow, was at-
Fire-fighters, teachers tunity for the region to fol- Permanent residency, or capped at 7% of it. derclass who live uncertain tacked after the suspect
and students weighed into low through on threats to green card, is allocated lives and are one job loss entered the radio stations
the dispute, warning of declare unilateral independ- based on a country-wise Plea to lawmakers away from being forced to building in central Moscow
strikes and protests, at the ence from Spain, a prospect quota system in the U.S. In- Many of the lawmakers and sell everything and get out of and blinded the security
start of a crucial week in that has raised fears of fur- dians make up the largest in- their legislative aides are this country... even a basic guard with a spray, editor-
Spains deepest political ther unrest in the whole of take for any country every shocked by the facts of our dream of being considered in-chief Alexei Venediktov
crisis in decades. the country. year under temporary work situation, because they as an equal in the society said.
Madrid has said it will The Senate is set to sus- permits. themselves do not know the they live and contribute in is Ida Sharapova, another
suspend the powers of the pend the territorys limited Leaders of the Skilled Im- granular details of the severe becoming an impossible, un- employee, said the suspect
semi-autonomous region, self-rule in a meeting expec- migrants In America (SIIA), challenges that we face, attainable dream, Anirban grabbed Ms. Felgengauer
where separatist leaders ted on Friday. the body that organised the said Harshit Chatur, one of Ghose, President of SIIA. before he stabbed her.

CPC thinker to enter Politburo?

Wang Hunings ideas found mention in Presidents speech
Atul Aneja in 2012, Mr. Wangs influ- need for Xi to have someone
Beijing ence as a leading Party the- at the top to provide ideolo-
Chinese President Xi Jin- oretician had also been gical backing for his ambi-
pings marathon speech on rising. He has been credited tious reform programmes.
Wednesday at the inaugural with arming former Presid- Mr. Wangs rise can be
of the twice-a decade Party ent Jiang Zemin with ideas largely attributed to his tal-
Congress may have echoed for his Three Represents ent, as well as his Shanghai
some of the ideas of Wang code. He had also advised roots. Peoples Digest, a state-
Huning a rising star in the President Hu Jintao. run magazine, points out
ranks of the Communist Analysts say that after his that Zeng Qinghong and Wu
Party of China (CPC). expected inclusion in the Bangguo former Shanghai
Mr. Wang is likely to enter new Standing Committee, officials who later became
the apex seven-member Mr. Wang is likely to run the members of the Politburos
Standing Committee of the Central Secretariat, focus- Standing Committee
Politburo, headed by the sing on ideology his area strongly backed Mr. Wang
CPCs General Secretary, Xi of prime interest. Citing during his formative years.
Jinping. Mr. Wang is cur- sources involved in intra- When Mr. Jiang, a former
rently part of the 25-member party discussion, the Hong Party Secretary of Shanghai
Politburo a rung below the Kong based South China became President, Mr. Wang
Standing Committee. Morning Post reported that found a place in the CPCs
In tune with Mr. Xis Mr. Wangs possible ascen- Beijing-based Central Policy
emergence as Chinas leader sion reflected the pressing Research Office.



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Cipla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 592.90. . . . . . -14.90 structure status as part of sial headlines dominating philanthropic activities has house would see far reach-
Coal India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289.85. . . . . . . . . 4.05 measures to boost the vital news about the Tata Group, advanced only 6.5% in the ing changes in the days to
Dr Reddys Lab . . . . . . . .. . . . 2366.20. . . . . . . . -6.85 jobs- and foreign exchange especially in the immediate last 12 months. come.
Eicher Motors. . . . . . . . .. 31170.80. . . -318.30
generating sector. aftermath of Mr. Mistrys N. Chandrasekaran Tata Steel (67%), Titan
GAIL (India). . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 435.15. . . . . . . . . 1.90
HCL Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 937.25. . . . . . . 14.95 Providing land on lower exit, the listed entities of the Better than sector (60%), Tata Sponge Iron
HDFC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1722.40. . . . . . -23.35 lease rentals for hotel con- conglomerate witnessed a moved and October 23, To be fair to the software gi- (43%), Tata Global Beverages
HDFC Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1863.30. . . . . . . 14.90 struction, cutting the num- mixed run on the bourses. 2017, group companies such ant, the last one year has (32%) and Tata Chemicals
Hero MotoCorp . . . . . .. . . . 3791.25. . . . . . . 55.65 ber of permits needed to While a majority of the as Tata Coffee, Tata Commu- been a bit rough for most (26%) have posted big gains.
Hindalco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271.90. . . . . . . . -2.00
HPCL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 459.10. . . . . . . . -1.25
open hotels, as well as estab- groups companies under- nications, Tata Power, Indian software companies with the Market behaviour has a
Hind Unilever . . . . . . . . .. . . . 1249.95. . . . . . . . -7.75 lishing a National Tourism Off the menu: Higher tax rates on hotels are spurring foreign performed the BSEs Sensex Hotels, Tata Teleservices and BSE IT gaining less than 4% lot to do with the ecosystem
Indiabulls HFL . . . . . . . .. . . . 1337.75. . . . . . -22.95 Regulator and the related tourists to opt for other destinations, says the industry. in the one-year period, sev- Tata Elxsi have fared poorly in the same period. of the industry and percep-
ICICI Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262.55. . . . . . . . . 4.70 regulatory framework are eral other firms including compared to the Sensex with Tata Steel and Tata Chem- tion, said Mr. Kejriwal.
IndusInd Bank . . . . . . . .. . . . 1695.50. . . . . . . . . 4.65
some of the other proposals regular Action Taken Re- ter said it is to bring out and flagship Tata Steel substan- some even ending in the red. icals, however, have appre- While perception is within
Bharti Infratel . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 449.00. . . . . . -11.25
Infosys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 939.50. . . . . . . 12.55 made by the ministry on ports. implement a regulatory tially surpassed the bench- Sector heavyweights Tata ciably outperformed the the control of the manage-
Indian OilCorp . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 404.45. . . . . . . . -5.20 Monday. The aim is to en- Addressing reporters, framework for the sector, in- mark gauges 15.4% gain. Consultancy Services (TCS) BSEs 30-share index. ment, ecosystem is not. Im-
ITC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267.05. . . . . . . . -2.60 sure that within five years tourism minister Alphons cluding for home-stays and Between October 24, 2016 and Tata Motors have also Current chairman N. provement has started and
Kotak Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1061.55. . . . . . -16.20 the sector generates 100 mil- Kannanthanam said his min- online portals. Infrastruc- when Mr. Mistry was re- both lagged behind the Chandrasekarans initiatives more is to follow, he added.
L&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1135.75. . . . . . . . -4.00
Lupin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1038.45. . . . . . -12.75
lion jobs (from the current istry would soon moot the ture status to the hotel sec-
M&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1367.05. . . . . . . . -8.70 43 million), attracts 40 mil- proposal for lowering GST tor would also help spur an
Maurti Suzuki . . . . . . . . .. . . . 7818.50. . . . . . . 87.40
NTPC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176.95. . . . . . . . . 1.90
lion tourists (from 14.4 mil-
lion now), and generates
rates on five star-hotels with
the finance ministry. Cur-
increase in the construction
of budget hotels, the minis-
Paytm plans Exporters can claim refund this
ONGC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171.70. . . . . . . . -0.35
PowerGrid Corp . . . . .. . . . . . 213.55. . . . . . . . . 2.90
$100 billion worth of foreign rently, there is a 28% GST ter said. He said currently,
250 cr. for
Reliance Ind . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 939.75. . . . . . . 29.85
State Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245.95. . . . . . . . . 3.20
Sun Pharma . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 540.40. . . . . . . . . 4.65
exchange earnings (from
about $24 billion at present).
(the highest slab) on rooms
with tariff (per room per
day) above 7,500. Accord-
the infrastructure status was
only available for projects
above 200 crore, adding marketing week for GST paid in Aug., Sept.
Tata Motors . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 422.75. . . . . . . . -4.20 Focus areas ing to the tourism industry, that it should be extended to
Tata Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 712.00. . . . . . . . . 6.50
TCS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2587.90. . . . . . . . . 4.00
The ministry has also set up the 28% GST rate renders In- projects above 50 crore. Special Correspondent
GSTN will introduce an online application, says CEO Kumar
Tech Mahindra . . . . . . .. . . . . . 463.10. . . . . . . . . 4.75 four Joint Working Groups dia uncompetitive, with for- Pointing out that cur-
UltraTech Cement . .. . . . 4205.05. . . . . 170.70 ( JWGs) one each on hos- eign tourists opting to travel rently, the industry needs to Digital payments platform PRESS TRUST OF INDIA save and upload their sales
UPL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 778.35. . . . . . -15.35 pitality sector, start-ups, instead to neighbouring obtain more than 70 permits Paytm, which saw transac- NEW DELHI data which are part of
Vedanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329.20. . . . . . . . . 1.25 MICE or Meetings, Incent- countries such as Thailand, to open a hotel, the minister tions worth $1.6 billion dur- Exporters can soon start GSTR-1 after filling up export
Wipro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296.90. . . . . . . . . 4.85
ives, Conferences, and Malaysia and Singapore said the number of permits ing the festive season, on claiming refunds for GST details in Table 6A.
YES Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353.90. . . . . . . . -3.90
Events-tourism, and niche where the tax rate on hotels should be reduced drastic- Monday said it would in- paid in August and Septem- The table will be then ex-
Zee Entertainment . . . . . . 491.65. . . . . . . . . 2.30
tourism to work on recom- was only 7% or lower. ally from such outrageous vest over 250 crore on ber as GSTN will this week tracted separately and after
mendations from the in- Mr. Kannanthanam said levels. The minister said the marketing and promotions introduce an online applica- exporters digitally sign it, it
EXCHANGE RATES dustry, and bring out an Ac- the high cost of land was approach being used by the in the ongoing quarter. tion for processing of re- would automatically go to
Indicative direct rates in rupees a unit tion Plan with specific making it difficult to con- Madhya Pradesh govern- Mobile payments have fund, its Chief Executive Of- the customs department.
except yen at 4 p.m. on October 23 become mainstream over ficer Prakash Kumar said on The customs department
targets and time lines to struct hotels. States should ment, especially on making
achieve them. either give land on conces- it easier for the industry to the last few quarters. Monday. will then validate the inform-
US Dollar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 64.82. . . . . . . 65.14
Euro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 76.09. . . . . . . 76.47 The JWGs would each sional rates, or adopt a get land and infrastructure, People prefer Paytm to GST Network (GSTN), the ation provided in the table
British Pound . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 85.32. . . . . . . 85.75 have a representative from model where the lease would be passed on to other cards and other modes of company handling IT infra- with the shipping bill data
Japanese Yen (100) . .. . 56.94. . . . . . . 57.22 the tourism ministry, the De- amount was kept low with state governments as a payments owing to the structure for the indirect tax and also the taxes paid in
Chinese Yuan . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 9.76. . . . . . . . . 9.81 convenience and security, regime, has from October 10 Prakash Kumar GSTR-3B.
Swiss Franc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 65.65. . . . . . . 65.98 partment of Industrial the hotels instead required model that they could con-
Singapore Dollar . . . . . . .. . 47.56. . . . . . . 47.80 Policy and Promotion, in- to give the State government sider adopting. Kiran Vasireddy, COO, started issuing refunds to ex- The refund amount
Canadian Dollar . . . . . . . . .. . 51.32. . . . . . . 51.59 dustry, and the govern- an agreed share of the Additionally, the Centre Paytm, said. He added that porters for Integrated GST A separate online app for would be either credited to
Malaysian Ringitt . . . . . .. . 15.29. . . . . . . 15.39
ments investment facilita- (hotels) annual turnover. would also work with the in- majority of growth in off- (IGST) they paid for the claiming Integrated GST exporters bank account
Source:Indian Bank
tion and promotion wing This would help in construc- dustry to soon bring out a line payments is from smal- month of July, after match- (IGST) refunds for August through ECS or a cheque
Invest India. The JWGs tion of more hotels with per massive skill development ler towns, resulting in over ing GSTR3B and GSTR1. and September would be would be issued.
BULLION RATES CHENNAI would submit their sugges- day room tariff of less than programme aimed at the $1.6 billion worth of trans- For August and Septem- made available on GSTN As per data, 55.87 lakh
October 23 rates in rupees with previ- tions within a month, with 2,000 that budget tourists tourism industry, in a man- actions from September ber, while the initial return portal this week, Mr. Kumar GSTR-3B returns were filed
ous rates in parentheses
the Centre placing the re- prefer, he said. ner that would help those 20-October 20, making GSTR- 3B has already been told PTI. for July, 51.37 lakh for August
Retail Silver (1g) . . . . . . . . . . . 42.70. . . . . (42.90) commendations in the pub- On the proposed national being trained to secure jobs, this the largest Diwali for filed, the final return GSTR-1 GSTN has developed the and over 42 lakh for
22 ct gold (1 g) . .. . . . . . . . . . . 2,810. . . . . (2,830) mobile payments in India. has not yet been filed. app wherein exporters can September.
lic domain and also sharing tourism regulator, the minis- Mr. Kannanthanam said.





Govt. scouts a pilot for its flight school Bengal govt. calls
Ministry floats RFP to find a consultant to help it run the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udan Akademi for meet as raw
Somesh Jha
The Centre is exploring vari-
version course training. Air
India, which contributes to-
wards covering operational
ilities and risks of each entity
and both, the ATI Operator
and IGRUA will then enter
jute demand falls
ous models to hand over the expenses of IGRUA, gets the into an agreement(s) to oper-
management control of right of first selection of stu- ationalise the arrangement. Farmers sell crop below MSP
State-owned aviation dents trained by IGRUA. The consultant will be re-
Suresh Sethi is MD & academy, Indira Gandhi quired to identify the pro- Special Correspondent
CEO, India Post bank Rashtriya Udan Akademi (IG- Taking call posed management struc- KOLKATA
NEW DELHI RUA), to another player after We have to take a call ture and revenue-sharing The West Bengal govern-
India Post Payments Bank on the 10-year agreeement with whether the academy can be model for IGRUA. ment has called for an ur-
Monday appointed Suresh Canadian Aviation Electron- managed internally or The IGRUA had trained gent meeting this week to
Sethi as its MD & CEO. Prior ics (CAE) ends in March through public-private part- 388 pilots in six years review the raw jute situation
to this, Mr. Sethi was the MD 2018. nership (PPP). Under PPP, between 2009-10 and 2014- in the State.
of Vodafone M-Pesa Ltd. Mr. The Civil Aviation Ministry we will explore what would 15 averaging 55 trained pi- The call comes at a time
Sethi had been selected by floated a request for pro- be the best model consider- lots each year, as per the when farmers are selling
the Banks Board Bureau from posal (RFP) last week to se- ing global practices, a academys 2016-17 annual re- their crop at 700 per
amongst top contenders for lect a consultant-cum-trans- Taking wing: The Centre is exploring whether IGRUA can be senior Civil Aviation Ministry port. Prior to the contract, quintal below the stipulated
the post, from both public action advisor for operation, managed internally or through PPP model. official said. IGRUA had a capacity to minimum support price.
and private sector banking management and develop- The Ministry has decided train 40 pilots a year since its Senior State and Union gov-
and fintech professionals, an ment of IGRUA situated in academy. During the United the training period gradually to select a strategic partner establishment in 1986. A gov- ernment officials are sched-
official statement said He has Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh. Progressive Alliance (UPA) from two years to one year. for operation, management ernment panel, led by DGCA uled to attend the meeting,
experience of more than 27 The contract (with CAE) regime, IGRUA signed a con- The IGRUA provides train- and development of the IG- Joint Director General sources said. It would be a
years in the banking and ends in March next year. We tract in 2008 with Canada- ing for commercial pilots li- RUA, the RFP document Arvind Sardana, had recom- follow-up of the Group of
financial services industry. wish to explore various op- based aviation training firm cence, which includes pre- said, The Ministry expects mended the government to Ministers meeting held on
tions, Civil Aviation Secret- CAE to manage the aviation flight ground training and to receive proposals from severe its contract with CAE October 16.
HSBC names Jayant ary R.N. Choubey told The academy for ten years. As simulator training for single- world-renowned aviation in a report in 2014 due to Knotty issue: Falling
Rikhye as India CEO Hindu. However, the min- per the contract, CAE was engine aircraft. It also training institute operators lack of performance a find- Infrastructure gap demand for low grade jute
HSBC has named Jayant istry officials ruled out com- entrusted with training 100 provides crew resource man- for the project with clearly ing denied by the IGRUAs The meeting will also dis- has put farmers in a fix.
Rikhye as the new chief plete privatisation of the pilots per year and reduce agement and multi-crew con- defined roles and responsib- management. cuss the infrastructure gaps
executive of its India at the Jute Corporation of In- raw jute . This has led to a
operations, effective dia ( JCI) which is tasked drop in demand for the

EESL to help M&M reduce energy use

with purchasing raw jute TD-6 variety.
December 1. Mr. Rikhye, who
has been with the bank for SSTL-RCom from farmers to prop up the Poor agricultural prac-
28 years in various roles, will price . JCI has so far pur- tices and lack of facilities for
replace Stuart Milne who will merger gets chased only 28,000 bales retting (a process of washing
move to a new role after Auto major replaced LED lights with efficient alternatives to save 20 million units this year out of the estim- raw jute to get better fibre),
leading India operations for DoT nod ated production of 65 lakh has led to the West Bengal
five years, the company said. Special Correspondent and has set an example for bales for 2017-18, sources farmers resorting to produc-
Mr. Rikhye, who started his MUMBAI the industry. We look for- Special Correspondent said. Last year, it purchased tion of this variety. While it
career with HSBC in India in Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. ward to more such collabor- MUMBAI 56,000 bales out of a total was accepted by the mills
1989, is currently head of (M&M) has partnered with ations, Mr. Kumar said. Reliance Communications production of 85 lakh bales. earlier, now they have re-
international, Asia-Pacific, Energy Efficiency Services EESL is also conducting (RCom) has received ap- The problem being faced duced the purchase of TD-6.
responsible for 11 markets in Ltd. (EESL) to reduce overall energy audit at six manufac- proval from the Depart- by the farmers is mainly on
the region. Reuters energy consumption by 20- turing facilities of Mahindra ment of Telecommunica- account of declining de- Erosion in demand
25% at its premises and to explore further energy tion (DoT) for demerger of mand for the low grade jute In a letter by Manish Pod-
Indian Energy Exchange factories in a bid to meet its saving opportunities. the wireless business of Sis- being grown by the farmers dar, chairman, Indian Jute
declines on debut commitment of bringing tema Shyam Teleservices in West Bengal. Mills Association to the
Shares of Indian Energy down carbon emissions. Not cost venture Limited (SSTL) into RCom. The State is the hub of the Deputy Jute Commissioner
Exchange Ltd (IEX) fell as At Mahindra, we view sus- With this, RCom will ac- low grade TD 6 variety Dipankar Mahato, Mr. Pod-
much as 8.5% on their Project investment tainability as a vital business quire approximately two of raw jute. The demand for dar said there had been a
market debut on Monday, Mahindra on Monday said it strategy, said Pawan million customers and get this type of the natural fibre, 25% erosion in demand for
hurt by worries about the had collaborated with EESL Green deal: Pawan Goenka, MD, M & M, right, and Saurabh Goenka, MD, M&M. Sustain- additional annual revenues used mainly for making the TD-6 variety during the
power trading bourses for replacing LED lights with Kumar, MD, EESL, speak on Monday. PAUL NORONHA *
ability, in fact, saves money. of about 700 crore, said sacking and gunny bags , current kharif season.
valuation. IEXs 10 billion energy efficient (EE) altern- It is not a cost venture. the company. RCom will has been declining since last He said prices were drop-
initial public offering was atives across its 18 manufac- assistance, cost efficient pro- sector to adopt EE appli- As a responsible organ- acquire 30 MHz of the 800/ year. ping on weak sentiments
priced at 44.1 times 2016/17 turing facilities in India. The curement and project man- ances, said Saurabh Kumar, isation not only have we ad- 850 MHz band spectrum, This is because of the Tex- due to declining demand
price-to-earnings, higher installation is complete and agement services for this MD, EESL. opted energy efficient solu- ideally suited for 4G LTE tile Ministrys specifications and the scenario could be
than BSE Ltds 24.3 times and will save 20 million units of initiative. This partnership marks a tions in our manufacturing services, to complement its to the jute mills to make changed if the mills were al-
Multi Commodity Exchange electricity per annum for the This collaboration is very significant step toward facilities but have also en- own footprint. This will lighter bags in order to lowed to tweak the specific-
of Indias 42.5 times, company. Mahindra had in- EESLs first private sector en- promoting energy efficient couraged our suppliers, result in the extension of tackle competition. How- ations for jute sacks, en-
according to brokerage vested 16 crore in this pro- gagement to promote energy lifestyle among corporates dealer partners and employ- the validity of RComs ever, lightweight jute bags of abling higher use of TD-6
Centrum. The share ended ject which has a pay back efficient appliances in a and large facilities in India. ees to do so, to reduce car- spectrum portfolio in the 560 grams (replacing the grade. Or else, the Jute Cor-
the day at 1,629.15 or 1.3% period of one year. working space and is aimed We are very happy that M&M bon emissions for a cleaner 800/850 MHz band in eight earlier 665 grams) necessit- poration could be asked to
lower on the NSE. Reuters EESL provided technical at encouraging the private has undertaken this initiative and greener tomorrow. circles ates the use of better quality increase its purchases.

Danske Bank deploys AI by Pension

Teradata to monitor fraud improving
Platform scores millions of online transactions in real time NEW DELHI
India has been ranked 28
Peerzada Abrar out of the 30 countries un-
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA der review in the Mel-
From fighting financial fraud bourne Mercer Global Pen-
and helping cut the time to sion Index 2017, which was
find lost packages to optim- topped by Denmark for the
ising how ships approach sixth straight year.
the harbour, data and ana- Indias overall index
lytics company Teradata value increased from 43.4
showcased some of the arti- in 2016 to 44.9 in 2017 and
ficial intelligence and data its pension system is found
analytics-based innovations more sustainable than Po-
developed by it. land, Germany, France, Ja-
We are doing fascinating pan, Italy, Austria, Brazil,
things, said Victor L. Lund, China and Argentina.
president and chief execut- The increase in value
ive of Teradata at the Breaking speed barrier: The AI platform analyses incoming under the integrity subin-
Teradata Partners Confer- transactions in sub-300 milliseconds. GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCK
dex from 53.4 to 55.1 is a re-
ence in Anaheim, Califor- flection of Government of
nia. In the new world of market and buying grocer- lytics practices, giving busi- Indias continued efforts to
analytics (and AI), we have ies, the system can score the ness users unprecedented improve the transparency
the highest scalability, he transaction in real-time and access to powerful insights and member experience in
said. immediately provide action- that drive action, according various schemes, Preeti
The Ohio-based company able insights, said Mads Ing- to Forrester, a research and Chandrashekhar, India
said that Danske Bank, a fin- war, client services director, advisory firm. It said those Business Leader Retire-
ancial services leader in the Think Big Analytics. that are truly insights-driven ment, Health and Benefits,
Nordics, has worked with businesses will steal $1.2 Mercer said.
Think Big Analytics, a Lost packages trillion per annum from
Teradata firm, to create and Teradata said its technology their less-informed peers by
roll out a state-of-art artifi- outperformed its competit- 2020.
cial intelligence (AI)-driven ors in helping clients accel- AI is dominating board- Drug pricing
fraud detection platform. It erate their AI initiatives and rooms today, said Rick Far-
uses machine learning to drive operational efficien- nell, senior vice president, move may
analyse tens of thousands of cies. For example, it said, a Think Big Analytics. We are
potential features, scoring major shipping and logistics making significant invest- hurt sector
millions of online banking distributor now used AI for ments in AI to bring our cus-
transactions in real-time to image-matching techniques tomers to the edge. PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
provide actionable insights that reduce costly lost pack- New Delhi
about any fraudulent activ- age resolution time. It said Analytics platform The governments push for
ity. By significantly reducing this had saved the business Teradata also unveiled a change in the method of
the cost of investigating $25 million a year a signi- Teradata Analytics Plat- price calculation methodo-
false-positives, the company ficant return on an initial AI form that enables users logy for new drugs can lead
said Danske Bank increased investment. In another in- throughout the organisation to non-essential drugs
its overall efficiency and is stance, it said a government to leverage their preferred coming under price con-
now poised for substantial postal service organisation tools and languages, at scale trol, a senior pharma in-
savings. now used AI-driven image and across multiple data dustry body executive said.
We recognise the need to recognition and deep learn- types. It allows users to run Chemicals and Fertil-
use cutting-edge techniques ing processes to improve the their analytics against larger isers Ministry, in a state-
to engage fraudsters not sorting of over 115 million data sets with greater speed ment issued last week, had
where they are today, but parcels a year. It said this and frequency. said that the Department
where they will be tomor- had radically reduced the Oliver Ratzesberger, exec- of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) is
row, said Nadeem Gulzar, cost for the organisation. utive vice president and considering a change in the
head of advanced analytics, Organisations in India too chief product officer at method of approving
Danske Bank. Teradata said are recognizing AI as an ena- Teradata said in todays en- prices of new drugs.
that for online transactions, bler that is crucial to trans- vironment, various users This proposal relates to
credit cards and mobile pay- form their business and stay had different analytic needs doing away with retail
ments, banks needed a real- ahead of the competition and this dynamic caused a price by ceiling price for
time solution. The company than just a mere tool, said proliferation of tools and ap- new drugs.
said that the AI-driven fraud Rajesh Shewani, head - tech- proaches that were both It has potential to bring
platform that it had de- nology and solution archi- costly and siloed. We solve non-essential drugs under
veloped in collaboration tecture, Teradata India. But this dilemma with the un- price control, reduce com-
with Danske Bank analyses the deep integration of AI in matched versatility of the petition and compromise
incoming transactions in their business strategy is es- Teradata Analytics Plat- growth, Indian Pharma-
less than 300 milliseconds. sential, he said. form, he said. ceutical Alliance (IPA) Sec-
It means that when custom- AI technologies will be (The writer is in the U.S. at retary General D G Shah
ers are standing in the super- rapidly assimilated into ana- the invitation of Teradata) said.



England, Brazil to play in Kolkata Brazil

Referee under
the microscope
Poor ground condition at Guwahati following severe rainfall cited as reason for shifting semifinal the switch Amitabha Das Sharma Reflecting on how Brazil
Y.B. Sarangi KOLKATA turned things around, Wuck
Kolkata Amitabha Das Sharma A defeated Germany com- said the opponents had a
FIFA on Monday shifted the GUWAHATI plained about bad refereeing better second half but his
Under-17 World Cup semi- Stong objection from three- while Brazil counted the boys should have got an-
final match between Eng- time champion Brazil led to gains of its impressive win in other goal after the break
land and Brazil, scheduled the shifting of the Under-17 the most debated match so and settled things.
to be played at Guwahati on World Cup semifinal to far of the ongoing FIFA Un- The standard of referee-
October 25, here. Kolkata, according to der-17 World Cup. ing in the tournament had
According to a statement, officials privy to the German coach Christian come under attack once be-
the match was shifted fol- development. Wuck flew into a rage fore when Ghana coach
lowing a Brazil arrived here on against American referee Samuel Fabin made an
thorough Monday afternoon and its Jair Marrufos poor supervi- angry protest against Al-
assessment officials joined Tournament sion after his team lost the gerian referee Mehdi Abid
of the pitch Director Javier Ceppi on an quarterfinal 2-1 against old Charef for disallowing a le-
conditions inspection of the venue. rival Brazil. Making a direct gitimate goal when his team
at Guwa- England, which had attack on Marrufos intent, was trying to make a
hatis Indira arrived on Sunday, was also Wuck said the referee cre- comeback against Mali in the
Gandhi Ath- not very happy with the ated the difference, giving quarterfinals.
letic Sta- conditions. the opponent the advantage. The reaction of the de-
dium, The teams were worried I am sure you watched feated coaches drew no sym-
which has about players picking up the game and did see what pathy from FIFAs head of
been af- injuries. Made to play happened to the eyes of Jan refereeing Massimo
fected by severe rainfall over under a steady downpour, Boller. He was hit by a Brazil Busacca.
the past few days. Ghana had also objected to player and no one was pen- I know what happened
Now the semifinal will be the condition of the ground alised for that. yesterday because we watch
played at the Vivekananda in the quarterfinals, which We have no problems in the video after every match.
Yuba Bharati Krirangan it lost 2-1 to Mali, a couple losing but not in this unfair Honestly, it is not my habit
here, where the match will of days ago. manner. The difference was to find excuse in life. If we
kick off at 5 p.m. on October The stadium, built the referee in this match, commit a mistake, admit it.
25. during the National Games Wuck said. But probably it is not the
Despite great efforts by in 2007, had passed He introduced defender case for everybody,
all involved parties, includ- multiple rounds of FIFA Boller in place of midfielder Busacca said on Monday.
ing the authorities of Guwa- Pockmarked: A snapshot of the condition of the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium pitch during the quarterfinal between Mali and inspection. Sahverdi Cetin in the 76th I think there was no
hati, to preserve the pitch, Ghana on Saturday. RITU RAJ KONWAR
* The local organisers minute, apparently looking blatant case of refereeing
FIFA has taken this decision pressed helicopters into to strengthen the backline. oversight yesterday.
following consultations with will be able to request a re- ata was available online on made available on a first this semifinal encounter. service, but the pitch Wuck was referring to the in- When Brazilian coach
both teams in order to safe- fund for the purchase value the ticketing section of FIFA- come first served basis. Both FIFA and the LOC retained water in some cident when Boller was Carlos Amadeu was asked to
guard the players health of their tickets and will also .com ( FIFA and the LOC (local would like to sincerely thank areas. struck on his face while go- comment on Wucks com-
and to ensure the best play- have priority access to pur- from organising committee) re- the city of Guwahati and the This, apparently, ing in for a tackle on a plaint, he said his team be-
ing conditions. chase tickets for the semi- Monday. gret that unforeseen circum- state government of Assam prompted the teams to Brazilian player. A minute lieves in a clean game,
Fans with a valid ticket for final in Kolkata. All purchasable tickets for stances have led to this de- for their excellent coopera- approach FIFA for a after this, Brazilian attacker which is evident in the num-
the semifinal, originally set Tickets for the resched- this fixture here were priced cision, which will deprive tion throughout the compet- rethink. Paulinho found the winner ber of fair-play trophies it
to take place in Guwahati, uled semifinal match in Kolk- at Rs. 100 each and would be football fans in Guwahati of ition, said the statement. to send Germany packing. has won.

curve for
Team management not Shreyas and Siraj in T20 squad
Kuldeep, dominating selectors Vijay returns to the Test team chosen to play against Sri Lanka
Amol Karhadkar
Kohli may miss final
Our relationship has been cordial so far, says Prasad Mumbai batsman Shreyas
Special Correspondent Iyer and Hyderabad pacer
Dinesh Karthik said Indias
wrist spinners Kuldeep Ya-
Amol Karhadkar
M.S.K. Prasad is one of the
for the veteran speedster,
who has already announced
his decision to retire after
Mohammed Siraj have re-
ceived maiden call-ups to the
Indian Twenty20 team for
Test against Lanka
dav and Yuzvendra Chahal most low-profile chief select- the first T20, and also tried the series against New Zeal- Special Correspondent
would become tough ors in Indian cricket history. his best to steer clear of and starting next week, MUMBAI
mentally after playing Add to the fact that his ten- team selection for the game. while M. Vijay has returned Virat Kohli is likely to miss
such games as the one on ure has coincided with per- Whether he is going to to the Test squad for the the third Test against Sri
Sunday. haps the most powerful cap- play or not is clearly (the de- series against Sri Lanka to be Lanka due to personal
This is a great learning tain in the recent past and cision of the) team manage- played from November 16. commitments.
curve for them and thats its not surprising that the ment and selectors. There is Soon after BCCI acting- The India captain is
the whole point of playing selectors are often perceived no assurance from our side secretary Amitabh Choud- understood to have
bilateral series one to as playing second fiddle to whether he is going to play hary announced the squads requested the selectors to
win the series and the the intimidating captain- or not, he said. for the T20Is against the Mohammed Siraj. release him for the last
second to prepare for big coach combination of Virat The selectors have sur- Kiwis, the Board Presidents * G.P. SAMPATH KUMAR Test, to be played in
tournaments. These are Kohli and Ravi Shastri. prisingly chosen an unusu- XI team for the warm-up Kanpur from December 2.
the kind of games that No wonder then that dur- M.S.K. Prasad. *
PTI ally big 16-member squad for game against the Sri Lankans and it forced him to pull out. This led to the panel
would make them stand up ing the 14-minute media in- the first two Tests against Sri and for the first two Tests Having proven his fitness in selecting the squad for
to pressure, said Karthik, teraction following the an- which is not right. We take Lanka. And Prasad struggled against Sri Lanka, chief se- the Ranji Trophy, the Tamil only the first two Tests. Virat Kohli. * MANDAR TANNU
who returned to interna- nouncements of multiple their suggestions. They are to justify the decision. lector M.S.K. Prasad stressed Nadu opener has made it to Chief selector M.S.K.
tional cricket after more squads for the forthcoming very much on advisory role Well, we have covered that Shreyas and Siraj were the squad for the first two Prasad hinted that Kohli apply to the captain, said
than three months. assignments, Prasad and thats all. different aspects. We have rewarded for their prolific Tests. could be given a break Prasad.
They batted really well, stressed that he and his col- Coming to your ques- strengthened every depart- performances in domestic The squads: during the Lanka series to We are also
made use of the condi- leagues, Devang Gandhi and tion, we take their sugges- ment spin, medium-pace, cricket, IPL and India-A set- T20Is against New Zealand:
manage his workload. As monitoring his workload.
tions, played some good Sarandeep Singh, are not in- tion and pick the team and he said. ups. Virat Kohli (capt.), Shikhar far as the Test series is He has been playing
shots, used the sweep to fluenced by the team there is also a selector on With so much domestic Shreyas Iyer has been Dhawan, Rohit Sharma (vice- concerned, he is going to continuously from the IPL
some good effect. It was management. call (while selecting the XI), cricket going on, some of the prolific in all forms of the capt.), K.L. Rahul, Manish play. and we need to give him a
was a fantastic partner- When asked whether the so we work in unison. players can be released for game, be it Test, ODI, T20, Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh At some point of time, break which we will
ship, were Karthiks views convention of the selectors domestic games; we will def- IPL. So we will stick with this Karthik, M.S. Dhoni (wk), the rotation policy that consider after the Test
on Taylor and Lathams finalising the squad and the Unconvincing initely work on that. Yes, we policy: if we pick a player, we Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, we are following will series.
innings. team management shortlist- Moments earlier, Prasad want to cover every aspect. will give him an extended Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Ya-
ing the XI with little involve- wasnt as convincing when You all know that from run, continue with him for dav, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Jas-
ment of selectors still per- he was bombarded with September 1 the new rules some point, nurture him and prit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra (only Abhishek Gupta, Rohan Prem, Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara,
Some batting sists, Prasad said: With
regard to our relationship
queries over Ashish Nehras
selection for only the first
have come with regard to a
16-member squad. Even a
see that he goes on to be-
come successful. Siraj (also)
for first match) and Mohammed
Akash Bhandari, Jalaj Saxena,
C.V. Milind, Avesh Khan,
Ajinkya Rahane (vice-capt.),
Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman
with team management, it Twenty20 against Sri Lanka, wicketkeeper can be substi- is doing well and has been
time would has been cordial so far. which appears to be a tuted with a wicketkeeper. duly rewarded, Prasad said.
Board Presidents XI for warm-
up game against Sri Lankans:
Sandeep Warrier and M. Ravi
Saha, R. Ashwin, Ravindra
Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik
There is lot of speculation farewell game. Interestingly, the squad Vijays wrist injury had re-
be great, that the team management Prasad denied that it was doesnt have a reserve surfaced before the start of
Naman Ojha (capt. and wk),
Sanju Samson, Jiwanjot Singh,
First two Tests against Sri
Lanka: Virat Kohli (capt.), K.L.
Pandya, Mohammed Shami,
Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar
is actually dominating, going to be a farewell game wicketkeeper. the Test series in Sri Lanka B. Sandeep, Tanmay Agarwal, Rahul, M. Vijay, Shikhar Kumar and Ishant Sharma.
says Vijay
It is an unbelievable Pakistan sweeps Srikanth elated, but not
moment: Siraj series 5-0 resting on his laurels
V.V. Subrahmanyam coach Bharat Arun who is
HYDERABAD now with the Indian team). Agence France-Presse Imam-ul-Haq (45 not out) V.V. SUBRAHMANYAM
It is an unbelievable mo- He was the one who gave Sharjah knocked off the paltry target HYDERABAD
ment, said Hyderabad me confidence and made Left-arm paceman Usman in 20.2 overs. Fresh from his victory in the
pacer Mohammed Siraj after me believe in myself. I must Shinwari destroyed Sri The result was never in Denmark Open, K. Srikanth
M. Vijay. * PRASHANT NAKWE being picked for the Indian say after that Ranji season, I Lanka with a five-wicket doubt once Shinwari, as- says he is going through a
T20 team to take on New am a different bowler, Siraj burst to help Pakistan sisted by Hasan Ali (2-19), dream phase in his career
Special Correspondent Zealand. said. achieve a convincing nine- and Shadab Khan (2-24) had and that his confidence is on
MUMBAI The 23-year-old, who is in I am comfortable in all wicket win in the fifth and fi- destroyed Sri Lanka which a new high.
While the rest of his India Shivamogga for the Ranji three formats of the game. I nal match for a 5-0 clean had totals of 209, 187, 208 It was immensely satisfy-
teammates were excelling Trophy match against am ready for the challenge sweep of the series here on and 173 in the series. ing that this win also means
in different continents over Karnataka, told The Hindu of bowling in the T20 format Monday. This is Pakistans ninth that I break into the top-5 in
the last six months, M. Vi- that he initially couldnt be- for I believe I have the pace, Shinwaris five for 34 in win in a row since winning the world, the champion
jay was going through rig- lieve the news which the the deception and variety seven overs reduced Sri the Champions Trophy in shuttler said, after his arrival
orous rehab for a wrist in- Karnataka players broke to like slower ones, bouncers Lanka to 103 all out in 26.2 June this year, while Sri in Paris on Monday for the
jury which sidelined him him. and the yorkers. overs before openers Lanka plummeted to its 12th French Open.
after the series against Aus- It is a dream come true. Siraj says he learnt a lot Fakhar Zaman (48) and defeat on the trot. On his 25-minute demoli-
tralia in March. I was never expecting this about the art of bowling tion of Lee Hyun Il in the fi-
As a result, on a day he call. I was focusing on per- from Bhuvneshwar Kumar nal at Odense on Sunday,
earned a return to Indias forming to the best of my and Ashish Nehra. Bhuvi SCOREBOARD PAKISTAN VS SRI LANKA Srikanth said: It was not the
Test squad, Vijay hoped to ability every time I was bhai is another cricketer final I expected it to be. Per-
spend quality time at the given the chance, said Siraj. whom I adore and I owe a Sri Lanka: U. Tharanga b Us- 4-1-12-0, Hasan 5.2-0-19-2, haps he was a bit too tired
crease in Tamil Nadus The Ranji Trophy per- lot to him for being so man 8, S. Samarawickrama b Shadab 5-1-24-2, Hafeez after a gruelling semifinal Looking ahead: Srikanths Denmark Open triumph on Sunday
Ranji Trophy clash against formance last season (41 friendly in giving me invalu- Usman 0, D. Chandimal c Sar- 1-0-1-0. the previous evening. saw him break into the top five. AFP *

Mumbai rather than worry wickets to be the lead able tips, he said. fraz b Usman 0, L. Thirimanne c Pakistan: Imam (not out) 45, F. But, again, I am pleased
Sarfraz b Hasan 19, N. Dick- Zaman c Dickwella b Vandersay
about challenges lying wicket-taker for Hyderabad) Siraj also went down that every aspect of my game I wish to keep winning Does this have something
wella lbw b Usman 0, M. Siri- 48, F. Ashraf (not out) 5; Extras
ahead. I have played four was the turning point of my memory lane from the fell in place at the right more Super Series titles. to do with Indonesian coach
wardana c Zaman b Usman 6, S. (lb-2, w-5): 7; Total (for one
to five games this season career. Then, the IPL per- days when his father drove time, the 24-year-old added. Thats the only way, looking Mulyo Handoyo joining the
Prasanna run out 16, T. Perera c wkt. in 20.2 overs): 105.
after my injury, so obvi- formances when I was an auto for a living. Ashraf b Shadab 25, J. Vander- Fall of wicket: 1-84 (Zaman).
Winning the Denmark forward. These rankings Indian team?
ously I am looking forward guided by many greats in- By Allahs grace and the say lbw b Shadab 2, D. Sri Lanka bowling: Chameera Open will be a special feel- were never on my mind at Of course. His training
to the game here now. Hav- cluding Laxman Sir (V.V.S. blessings of my parents Chameera b Hasan 11, V. 4-1-13-0, Fernando 4-1-21-0, ing. This win serves as a re- any stage of my career; they methods are different and
ing some batting time will Laxman). The man-of-the- (Mohd Ghouse and Shabana Fernando (not out) 7; Extras Vandersay 6.2-0-30-1, Perera minder that my two previous are the direct outcome of very productive too. And,
be great for me, he said on match performance against Begum), I am able to reach (lb-1, w-8): 9; Total (in 26.2 2-0-18-0, Prasanna 4-0-21-0. Super Series titles (the In- success at the highest level. when someone like him and
Monday. Gujarat Lions (four for 32) this far. I also thank the Hy- overs): 103. Toss: Sri Lanka. donesian and Australian So, the first objective is to Gopi sir combine, the results
Mentally I have always was a decisive moment in derabad Cricket Association Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-1, 3-8, Man-of-the-match: Usman Opens) were no flashes in keep winning major titles, are bound to be different,
been up there, now I have my career and which gave officials, fellow players and 4-8, 5-20, 6-49, 7-63, 8-85, Khan. Man-of-the-series: the pan. he said. he said. Srikanth will now
to go out there and play me recognition, he said. all the coaches who helped 9-85. Hasan Ali. Srikanth added, though, To be consistent over a eye a grand finish to the year,
freely leaving pressure be- I am grateful to Bharat me in shaping my career, Pakistan bowling: Usman 7-0- Pakistan won by nine wkts. that he was not going to rest longer period is the bigger at the Dubai BWF World Su-
hind. Sir (former Hyderabad Ranji he concluded. 34-5, Ashraf 4-0-12-0, Wasim and swept the series 5-0. on his laurels. goal for me. per Series Final.




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Special Correspondent Italian F4 Championship
Lewis Hamilton moved a campaign with a podium
Following the shifting of finish in race three. Kush
step closer to his fourth
the England vs Brazil un- gained a few places at the
World Championship on
der-17 World Cup semifinal start by moving up into the
Sunday when he won the
from Guwahati to Kolkata, top five by the second lap
United States Grand Prix,
FIFA has initiated a refund before finishing fourth at
coming home ahead of his
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nearest title rival Sebastian
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Balaji Temple, Ahom Gaon, sprinter after racing to victory at the US Grand Prix on Sunday. AFP *
with sixth and seventh- warm, muggy September That win sparked hopes
Four-time champion
Guwahati, Assam. place finishes in the first night in 2007, the Dr. of the umpteenth revival of
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Salazaar wins Golconda St. Leger Sports Bureau
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Qualifier Sidharth Rawat tional side. Incidentally,
The refund amount will be HYDERABAD: Salazaar (Suraj 8, Tanala: 129. Favourite: Pros- (p), SHP: 35, FP: 229, Q: 163, SKY (Multidimensional-Allaire)
Narredu astride) won the Gol- pero. Owners: M/s. Ashok Kumar Tanala: 701. Favourite: Amazing Y.S. Srinath 3, WINTER RENAIS-
lost 6-3, 6-3 to Zhang Zh- both were awarded earlier We finished on the po-
the price paid for the ticket, izhen in the first round of dium in 2015 so we need to
conda St. Leger, the feature event Gupta & Rakesh R. Jhunjhunwala. Venus. Owners: M/s. Rammohan SANCE (Courageous Cat-Winter this year Sardar received
based on the sales phase the of the Hyderabad races at Malak- Trainer: M. Srinivas Reddy Belde, G. Narasa Reddy, House) C.S. Jodha 4. 4-1/2, 2-3/4 the $75,000 Challenger maintain that, V.R.
the Khel Ratna and Sunil the
ticket was purchased in pet on Monday. Trained by Irfan Satyanarayana Reddy Pannala & and nk.. 2m, 59.56s. 21 (w), 5, 5, 7 tennis tournament on Raghunath, who also gained
In case original Guwahati
ticket holders wish to attend
Ghatala, the winner is owned by
the United Racing and Blood 3 SMT. C. MOHANA KUMARI
CUP (2000m), Cat. II, 3-y-o &
Premanand Sugandhi. Trainer:
Arjun Anne.
(p), SHP: 14, FP: 88, Q: 27, Tanala:
257. Favourite: Winter Renais- Monday.
Arjuna award. There were
few in the stands to savour prominence from the 2007
Stock Breeders Ltd.. sance. Owner: The United Racing Other results (all first the win this time around, win, advised. Coach Sjoerd
the match in Kolkata, fans are
advised to carry their online
(1400m), Cat. III, 3-y-o & over,
over, rated 26 to 46: FAR SIGHT
(Y.S. Srinath) 1, Creator (Suraj
Narredu) 2, Treasure Seeker (C.S.
MORIAL CUP (D. I), (1400m),
Cat. II, 3-y-o & over, rated 58 to
& Blood Stock Breeders Ltd..
Trainer: Irfan Ghatala.
round): $75,000 Challenger,
Suzhou: Lorenzo Frigerio (Ita)
but the Indian dominance
was similar.
Marijne has admitted con-
sistency is a concern. But his
proof of purchase to the ded- rated 26 to 46: HEATHROW (Y.S. Jodha) 3, Somerset (K Sai Kiran) 4. 78: LIKE WISE (Akshay Kumar) 1, & Milaan Niesten (Ned) bt Sri- attempts to make the play-
icated ticket counter for
Guwahati customers, and buy
Srinath) 1, Newport (Suraj
Narredu) 2, Turf Legend (C.S.
Not run: Et Voici. Nk., 1/2 and 1.
2m, 08.41s. 11 (w), 6, 9, 6 (p),
Naazaan (Kuldeep Singh) 2, Masti
(Praveen Gaddam) 3, Without
Cat. III, 5-y-o & over, rated 42
ram Balaji & Vishnu Vardhan
I feel extremely lucky to
play for so long and it feels ers equal stakeholders in
Jodha) 3, Marina Del Rey (Md. Is- SHP: 24, FP: 71, Q: 44, Tanala: Makeup (B.R. Kumar) 4. 2-3/4, 1- 6-2, 6-1. not just the result but also
a ticket. These tickets are also Shanker) 1, Princess Hina (B.R. Ku- really special. I do not have
mail) 4. 4, 1/2 and 1/4. 1m, 27.45s. 226. Favourite: Far Sight. Owners: 1/2 and 2. 1m, 26.70s. 6 (w), 7, 8, mar) 2, Hunters Pride (A M To- $15,000 Futures, Kuala Lum- the planning has, for now,
priced at Rs.100. 7 (w), 5, 7, 8 (p), SHP: 23, FP: 23,
words to express my happi-
Miss Ameeta Mehra, Mr. Berjis 14 (p), SHP: 23, FP: 41, Q: 37, grallu) 3, Gayle Force (P. Sai Ku- pur: Arjun Kadhe bt Syed paid off. There have also
Q: 24, Tanala: 84. Favourite: Minoo Desai & M/s. So Blest Trad- Tanala: 369. Favourite: Like Wise. ness. More so since, like the
mar) 4. 3/4, 1-1/4 and nk.. 1m, Mohd. Agil Syed Naguib (Mas) been questions on the qual-
India beats Heathrow. Owner: Mr. Teja Gol-
lapudi. Trainer: Laxman Singh.
ing Company Private Limited rep-
resented by Mr. Atul N. Amersey.
Trainer: Laxman Singh.
Owner: Mr. M.A.M. Ramaswamy
Chettiar of Chettinad Charitable
Trust represented by Mr. A.C.
28.60s. 20 (w), 7, 32, 7 (p), SHP:
100, FP: 1094, Q: 595, Tanala:
6-4, 6-3.
Doubles: Denis Yevseyev
last time, we did not lose a
single game through the ity of opposition.
5122. Favourite: Mighty Swing.
MORIAL CUP (D. II), (1400m),
4 FARIDOON S. CHENOY ME- Muthiah. Trainer: K. Satheesh. Owners: Messrs
Rathore & Rishi Raj Singh
Sudershan (Kaz) & Karunuday Singh bt
Ahmed Deedat Abdul Razak &
I have waited ten years
It is no secret that India
has moved far ahead of the

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Cat. II, 3-y-o & over, rated 58 to
78: PROSPERO (Akshay Kumar) 1,
Sea Castle (Deepak Singh) 2,
MORIAL CUP (1000m), Cat II,
4-y-o & over, rated 42 to 62:
(2800m), 4-y-o & over
Rathore. Trainer: Laxman Singh.
Treble (i): 88 (542 tkts.), (ii): 312
Syed Mohd Agil Syed Naguib
(Mas) 6-4, 6-3; Christian
hold this trophy again. Both
titles are special 2007 be-
graph in Asia. The team
holds the Asian Games, Asia
Johor Bahru Italian Cypress (Md. Ismail) 3, mar) 1, Ice Cave (C.P. Bopanna) 2, PROOF-SADDLE STAR) SURAJ (253 tkts.). cause it was my debut as a
Crown Royal (Gopal Singh) 4. 4- Cash Landing (G. Naresh) 3, Act in NARREDU 1, WHOMAKESTHER- Didier Chin (Mas) & Nitin Ku- Cup and the Asian Champi-
Dilpreet Singh scored a 1/2, 1-1/2 and 5-3/4. 1m, 26.69s. 7 Time (Md. Ismail) 4. 1, 1-3/4 and ULES (Multidimensional-Price- Consolation: 256 (899 tkts.). mar Sinha bt Cing-Yang Meng young player and now, in ons Trophy. Its time, now,
brace as the Indian junior (w), 6, 5, 17 (p), SHP: 8, FP: 10, Q: nk.. 1m, 00.62s. 22 (w), 6, 13, 7 wise) Neeraj Rawal 2, STAR NIJIN- Jackpot: 4529 (119 tkts.). (Tpe) & Kunal Anand 6-4, 7-5. 2017, as a senior player with to look beyond.
mens hockey team beat
Malaysia 2-1 for its second
consecutive win at the sev-
enth Sultan of Johor Cup
here on Monday. Malaysia
scored through Firdaus
Omar. PTI
Kotla gate to get Sehwag name India looks to Jitu and Heena Oxford
Ranji schedule (round
Special Correspondent
New Delhi
The DDCA, under the ad-
formed to assess and recom-
mend other stalwarts whose
contribution should be re-
to give it a good start Special Correspondent
three) ministration of Justice flected at various parts of Kamesh Srinivasan Sajjanar will compete in the Jitu Rai are the others. New delhi
O Group A: Assam vs Vikramjit Sen, has decided the stadium, Justice Sen NEW DELHI mixed air rifle event. Out of the 11 medals, five Host Oxford School de-
Railways (Guwahati); UP to rename Gate No. 2 of the said in a communique. Host India will look up to It may be recalled that Jitu have been in double trap, feated Maxfort 46-20 in the
vs Maharashtra Ferozeshah Kotla stadium as Sehwag, on his part, ex- two of its best pistol shoot- Rai had won the silver medal thanks mainly to the two senior boys section in the
(Lucknow); Karnataka the Virender Sehwag gate pressed happiness at the de- ers, Jitu Rai and Heena in free pistol in the World gold and a silver by Ronjan 28th Hansraj Prabhakar
vs Hyderabad (Shimoga) to honour the former India cision. Sidhu, to give a medal start Cup Final last year in Bo- Sodhi, a dominant force in memorial basketball tour-
opener. The explosive bats- Its a nice beginning and in the World Cup Finals logna. He had won the air world shooting at one stage. nament at the school
O Group B: J&K vs Gujarat man will be the first Delhi I thank both Justice Sen and shooting competition which pistol bronze and free pistol Of course, Ankur Mittal courts in Vikaspuri on
(Surat); Kerala vs Team cricketer to receive the the Cricket Advisory Com- begins at the Dr. Karni Singh gold at the same venue when has been in top form in Monday.
Rajasthan (Trivandrum); honour. mittee (CAC) for the initiat- Range, Tughlakabad, on the World Cup season star- double trap this season, with The results:
Jharkhand vs Haryana The erstwhile manage- ive. Tuesday. ted here in February. a World Championship silver Boys, senior : Oxford School
(Ranchi) ment had, in recognition of They have done a won- Having won two mixed While 60 World Cup apart from the gold and sil- 46 (Tushar Tyagi 15, Udbhav
Mr. Virender Sehwags many derful job and finally there is gold medals in two World medals including 15 gold ver in World Cups. Tyagi 12) bt Maxfort 20.
O Group C: Andhra vs
Odisha (Vizianagaram);
accomplishments, promised recognition for cricketers at Cups, Jitu and Heena do un- have been won by 27 shoot- With the Indian shooters Bal Bharati School, Pitam-
Mumbai vs TN to name Gate no. 2 as the the Kotla. I also request derstand what it takes to de- ers in all for India in the last gearing up for the Common- pura 44 (Asees 12, Harshit 10)
(Mumbai); Tripura vs Virender Sehwag gate, and Justice Sen to extend the in- liver the medals, but a 20 years, only eight have wealth shooting champion- bt St. Marks 24 (Dikshu 10).
MP (Agartala) I am giving effect to that vitation to all international changed format may help managed to win the medals ship in Gold Coast, Australia, Montfort 83 (Aditya 42,
promise. The unveiling of players from Delhi on this them intensify their focus a in World Cup Finals. starting on Oct. 28, the Aryan 15) bt Bal Bharati
O Group D: Goa vs Punjab the gate is scheduled for Oc- occasion, he told The lot better. The list starts with Anjali World Cup Finals will offer a School 74 (Abhishek 27,
(Porvorim); Services vs tober 31 at 12 p.m. Hindu. With the opening day fea- Bhagwat, followed by Ra- nice warm-up for some of Alpansh 17).
Himachal (New Delhi); This is the first of many The five-member CAC was turing all the three mixed jyavardhan Singh Rathore, them. Mini: Oxford School 31 (Man-
Vidarbha vs initiatives that are being im- formed to look after the team events in pistol, rifle the Olympic silver medallist There are only 10 Indian jot 17) bt G.D. Goenka 15
Chhattisgarh (Nagpur) plemented to recognise the workings of the DDCA by and trap, there should be a who is currently the Union shooters out of the 162 who (Aditya Sahai 11). Montfort 37
contribution of cricketers Justice Sen and comprises lot of excitement, especially Minister of Sports. have assembled from 45 (Bhaskar 15, Nipun 13) bt Ven-
O All matches will begin who have richly contributed Saba Karim, Madan Lal, with the host having its stake Gagan Narang, Ronjan countries, but each one of kateshwara 29 (Sidhant 19);
at 9.30 a.m. to the DDCA. Sunil Valson, Amita Sharma in the pistol and rifle events. Sodhi, Heena Sidhu, Apurvi them would attempt to make Ball Bharati 42 (Aditya 11) bt
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC A Committee has been and G.S. Vivek. Virender Sehwag. *
PTI Deepak Kumar and Meghana Chandela, Mohd. Asab and a strong statement. Mira Model 18 (Simarjeet 10).


THE HINDU CROSSWORD 12144 (set by Gridman)

13 Repeatedly exclude in-charge
found unfriendly (8)
3 Honour for Hardy's companion
The three hurdles
15 Protuberance in nook does 4 Call for hit with a low blow, by There are three core principles in Saiva Siddhanta. They are
make odd appearance (4) an account (4) pasu, pathi and paasa. Pathi refers to God; pasu is the indi-
vidual jivatma; and paasa refers to ego, illusion and karma.
16 With not all rats at small room, 6 Financial promo provided by a Ego, illusion and karma are hurdles that stand in the way
I make pasta (10) HSBC a/c 1000 (4-4) of our liberation. Those who cannot free themselves from
the three hurdles exhibit certain undesirable traits, elabor-
18 Time old British PM accepts 7 Charm partner in worked-up
ated Sarala Rajagopalan in a discourse. They are avaricious
old Russian chess master's lather (7)
and can never have enough of anything.
gossip (10)
8 Cheerless Vipin's trotted out a When we have a long list of desires and seek to fulfil all of
20 A son, allowing religious man proverb for not keeping quiet them, it is inevitable that we are going to be disappointed.
in, says further (4) (6,2,7) And when we are so particular about attaining something,
even a minor setback seems unbearable to us. The result is
23 It won't float, much less rock, 9 Dreary routine could be mild that we become miserable.
the boat (3,5) later (9) And having spent our entire lives in the pursuit of wealth,
we are too worn out to even think of God, when we are no
24 Obstinate enough to have 14 A weak classification of
longer able to earn.
some fun in testament (6) women in the past no
But the man who loves God intensely will realise that love
rough-and-tumble in bed
26 Tie up! Tear out! Repeat! (7) is God. The ignorant think that love and God are different.
But the realised soul knows that love is God, and God is love.
27 Love story (7) 17 A bust-up might show this This is pointed out by Saint Thirumoolar. He says love and
hollow (8) Solution to puzzle 12143 Solution to yesterdays Sudoku God are indistinguishable. They are one and the same.
28 Roam about to obtain device God is the embodiment of love. We have to make
ACROSS (6) 19 Transport officer, white, ourselves worthy to receive His grace, and when we prepare
1 I met novel way of thinking in possessed, grabs English ourselves for a life of devotion, God Himself comes to us.
an FB feature (8) 29 Idea beginning to keep lot of
blonde with tousled hair (7) Manickavachagar, because of his love for Lord Siva, was in a
5 Bill has a levy for admission (6) marine organisms (8)
state of wonder, not knowing how to reach Him. But the
10 True, one detours along the 21 Dead clever about group Lord steadied and calmed him, and gave Manickavachagar
way in France (2,5) DOWN leaving sides (7) the rare boon of seeing His feet.
11 Repetition about radio gets Manickavachagar celebrated this kindness of the Lord
1 Who knows? It's a secret! 22 Flighty person in the forces
prize (7) through his Thiruvachagam. Manickavachagar had no
(6,2,7) (6)
12 Police at last raved wildly thoughts or time to spare for anything or anyone but Lord
about person who gets away 2 I'm armed to fight mythical 25 River rising in spectacular Siva.
(6) swimmer (7) upper reaches (4) And the Lord reciprocated the saints love for Him.




win for Madrid Halep has the measure of Garcia Paltan and Pirates
inch closer to title
Madrid Wozniacki routs Svitolina in quick time for the loss of only two games Rayan Rozario level on 18-18.
Real Madrid moved back to Mumbai
In the second session
within five points of La Agence France-Presse Puneri Paltan edged out a
Liga leader Barcelona with
Singapore WTA FINALS fighting UP Yoddha 40-38 in
Pune raided and tackled
with aplomb earning a
a 3-0 victory over Eibar on Simona Halep made a win- Garcia in the China Open fi- a nail-biting opening elimin- couple of all out points.
Sunday. ning start to her WTA Finals nal this month ator of the Vivo ProKabaddi Deepak Hooda and Rajesh
Paulo Oliveiras own goal campaign with an impress- The second Red Group Season 5 at the NSCI SVP Mondal played their roles to
and a goalkeeping mistake ive 6-4, 6-2 victory over match of the day was a com- Stadium here on Monday. perfection.
from Marko Dmitrovic Frenchwoman Caroline Gar- pletely one-sided affair when In the second eliminator
Rishank Devadiga was at
which allowed Marco Asen- cia on Monday, the Ro- Denmarks Caroline Wozni- of the day, captain Pardeep
his best for Yoddha but
sios shot through his grasp manian surging clear in the acki blew away Elina Svito- Narwal was rock solid in his
failed to carry the team past
handed Madrid a 2-0 half- second set to subdue her in- lina 6-2, 6-0 in less than an raid as two-time champion
the finish line.
time lead. form opponent at the Singa- hour to gain revenge for two Patna Pirates tamed Hary-
pore Indoor Stadium. ana Steelers 69-30. The Haryana men had
Karim Benzema and finals defeats against the
There was little to choose It was UP Yoddha which their eyes firmly set on Nar-
Marcelo combined to Ukrainian this season.
between the aggressive sparkled under lights at the wal, the leagues top raider
round off the scoring as Svitolina was also making
baseliners in the first set but start. It reeled off five points with a tally of 274 raid
Marcelo drilled the French- her debut in Singapore after
Halep stepped up a gear on in a row even as the Pune points before the match.
mans pass into the bottom a stellar campaign in which
corner eight minutes from the key points in the opener she won five titles, but the men were trying to find But that did not matter,
time. before hassling and harrying World No. 4 was over- their feet. for the Patna captain was so
The results: La Liga: Leganes Garcia all over the court in whelmed by Wozniacki, who And just when they did, hot on his raid that he col-
1 (Beauvue 54) bt Athletic Bil- the second to triumph in 88 won 10 games in a row to the former packed them all lected 32 points in all and
bao 0; Real Madrid 3 (Oliveria minutes. turn a close match into a out for a 10-5 lead. finished the day with a re-
18-og, Asensio 28, Marcelo I am really happy that I rout. Pune continued to work cord 300 points.
82) bt Eibar 0. could win my first match as The results: Red group: Simona hard and, with just two The result: Eliminator 1: Puneri
Serie A: Lazio 3 (Immobile 7- the No. 1 in the world, it Halep bt Caroline Garcia 6-4, minutes left for the first Paltan 40 bt UP Yoddha 38;
pen, 41, Bastos 49) bt Cagliari takes the pressure off, said 6-2; Caroline Wozniacki bt Elina Ominous form: Simona Halep made light of a recent defeat to Caroline Garcia, and ran out a break, came up with a sim- Patna Pirates 69 bt Haryana
0. Halep, who was beaten by Svitolina 6-2, 6-0. straight-set victor in her opening match in Singapore. CLIVE BRUNSKILL/GETTY IMAGES
ilar all out effort to finish Steelers 30.

Chase and Brathwaite Reinstated Iran When Japan welcomed McArthur

come good beats Nepal Shreedutta Chidananda
make the cut for the last 18.
Tom Hovasse, coach of the
cause they were shy and I
was shy. But now we are
Agence France-Presse Chase scored an unbeaten Japanese senior womens very close.
It is not hard to spot Maya
team, then sounded McAr- Her father has been fully
Roston Chase and Kraigg
91 to take the West Indies to
stumps on 369 for eight.
India overcomes Sri Lanka McArthur on court. At 5ft
thur out. supportive of her decision.
11in she is ( jointly) the tallest
Brathwaite made significant The Zimbabwean captain After I didnt make the Hes given me a couple of
Shreedutta Chidananda now paid its dues. Yes. Its player in a relatively short Ja-
contributions with the bat Graeme Cremer was the cut, I didnt even know that I pieces of advice. He says,
simple logic, isnt it? If they pan team at the FIBA U-16
as the West Indies extended most successful bowler on
Bengaluru was eligible to play for Japan, Do your best against all
Iran was reinstated in the did not play initially for a womens Asian Champion-
its lead over Zimbabwe to the day, with figures of three she said at the Sree odds. Youre representing a
FIBA U-16 womens Asian reason and theyre playing ship.
429 on day three of the first for 111. Kanteerava Stadium here. country.
Championship on Monday now, then that is what has She is also ethnically dif-
Test at Queens Sports Club. The host will need to Coach Tom told me and in- When she returns home
following two days of uncer- changed, he said. ferent. McArthurs father,
After Brathwaite made 86 achieve a world record vited me to the camp in to the U.S., McArthurs goal
tainty. Meanwhile, India over- Eric, is an American who
at the top of the innings, chase to win. September and here we are will be to earn a college
In the first appearance by came Sri Lanka 86-58. played professionally in Ja- today. I never really thought basketball scholarship, and
a female side from the na- The results: Division A: Group pan for 16 years, and even this would happen. I feel so hopefully play in an NCAA
A: New Zealand 74 bt South represented the country at blessed to be here. Its really tournament. A call-up to
Korea 44; Australia 88 bt the 2006 Asian Games.
West Indies 1st innings: 219. 44; Extras (b-3, lb-2): 5; Total nearly four decades, Iran an honour. the Japanese senior wo-
Chinese Taipei 60. Group B: Ja- Her mother is Japanese.
Zimbabwe 1st innings: 159. (for eight wkts. in 122.3 defeated Nepal 89-32 in Making friends on the team mens team is a dream too.
pan 113 bt Hong Kong 36;
overs): 369. their Division-B fixture at McArthur was born and was never a problem, says That would definitely
West Indies 2nd innings: K. China 89 bt Thailand 28.
Fall of wickets: 1-25, 2-107, 3- the Koramangala indoor raised in the U.S., where she McArthur. be amazing, she says. Of
Brathwaite lbw b Raza 86, K. Division B: Group A: Iran 89 bt
Powell b Cremer 17, K. Hope 174, 4-211, 5-224, 6-244, 7- stadium. plays for her high school I can speak fluent Japan- course, the dream right
Nepal 32; India 86 (Monica
lbw b Jarvis 43, S. Hope lbw b 277, 8-369. Iran had arrived with Jayakumar 19, Pushpa Senthil
team in Dana Point, ese and language was not a now is to win the U-16
Jarvis 44, R. Chase (batting) Zimbabwe bowling: Jarvis 24- great excitement but its par- Kumar 18, Neha Karwa 16, California. problem. Some of the slang Asian Championship.
91, J. Blackwood st Chakabva 1-66-2, Mpofu 10-3-30-0, ticipation had been can- Vaishnavi Yadav 15) bt Sri In May, the 16-year-old was a bit iffy for me because I McArthur was at the
b Williams 3, S. Dowrich c Ma- Williams 33-7-90-2, Cremer celled over non-payment of Lanka 58 (Thisari Kapuge 20, took part in the U.S. trials for speak Japanese only to my heart of the action on
sakadza b Williams 12, J. 32.3-5-111-3, Raza 19-4-53-1, fees. Hagop Khajirian, FIBA Rashmi Wickramage 16). the FIBA U-16 Americas mom. But everyone was really Monday afternoon as Japan
Holder c Mpofu b Cremer 24, Mire 2-0-5-0, Waller Executive Director Asia, Group B: Malaysia 64 bt Kaza- Maya McArthur. Championship. She made it nice. At first, it was a bit hard walloped a hapless Hong
D. Bishoo c Williams b Cremer 2-0-9-0. confirmed that Iran had khstan 50. * SUDHAKARA JAIN to the final 37, but failed to to get the chemistry going be- Kong.





38 women accuse U.S. director Narrow rings of comets
Toback of sexual harassment spotted forming planets
Allegations arrive on the heels of the Weinstein scandal churning Hollywood Scientists use telescopes to track distant solar systems
Hawkings Ph.D thesis
goes online, site crashes Associated Press The report comes amid ing professor and compuls- Press Trust of India
Los Angeles Washington
LONDON the ongoing downfall of pro- ive gambler, Toback used his
Cambridge University put Writer and director James ducer Harvey Weinstein, own life as inspiration for his Scientists using NASA tele-
Stephen Hawkings doctoral Toback, who received an who has been accused of first produced screenplay, scopes have spotted narrow
thesis online on Monday, Oscar nomination for writing sexual harassment and as- The Gambler, which came dense rings of comets com-
triggering such interest that Bugsy, has been accused of sault by over three dozen out in 1974 and starred James ing together to form massive
it crashed the universitys sexual harassment by 38 wo- women. Caan. The film was remade planets on the outskirts of at
website. Completed in 1966 men in a report published in James Toback damn you in 2014 with Mark Walhberg least three distant solar
when Hawking was 24, The Los Angeles Times. for stealing, damn you for and Brie Larson. systems.
Properties of Expanding In the report, many of the traumatizing, tweeted Tobacks upcoming film, Estimating the mass of
Universes explores ideas on women allege that Toback Weinstein accuser Rose The Private Life of a Modern these rings from the amount
the origins of the universe. approached them on the McGowan on Sunday. Woman, stars Sienna Miller of light they reflect shows
The thesis will be available streets of New York City and and Alec Baldwin and deb- that each of these develop-
for free download. AP promised stardom. His meet- Online support uted at the Venice film fest- ing planets is at least the size
ings would often end with Another Weinstein accuser, ival earlier this year. of a few Earths, according to
sexual questions and Toback actor-director Asia Argento, Guardians of the Galaxy Carey Lisse, a planetary sci-
masturbating in front of James Toback *
AP tweeted, So proud of my director James Gunn wrote a entist at the Johns Hopkins Comet ring in the Fomalhaut star system. *
them or simulating sexual in- sisters for bringing down yet lengthy Facebook post about Universitys Applied Physics
tercourse with them, accord- World Turns actor Terri another pig in response to the allegations, saying that Laboratory. parent stars about two to tion to these issues is that
ing to the accounts. Conn. the Toback report. he has personally met at Over the past few dec- seven times the distance of multiple mini-planets are co-
72-year-old Toback has Everyone wants to work, Though less widely least 15 women who have ades, using powerful NASA Pluto from the sun. alescing in these rings, Mr.
denied the allegations, say- so they put up with it, actor known than Weinstein, To- said they have had these observatories such as the In- Lisse said.
ing he never met any of the Echo Danon told the Times. back has had a successful kinds of encounters with To- frared Telescope Facility in Tight formation The researchers did not
China lifts quarantine women, or if he had it was Thats why I put up with it. four-decade career in Holly- back. Hawaii and the Spitzer The scientists are especially see red ring dust in the star
on stinky cheese for five minutes and (I) have Because I was hoping to get wood and has a devoted fol- For over twenty years Space Telescope, scientists intrigued by the red dust systems called Fomalhaut or
BEIJING no recollection. another job. lowing who have praised now, Ive been bringing up have found a number of ring surrounding the star HD 32297, but instead ob-
China has reversed an import Thirty-one of the women On Sunday afternoon, him for his originality and James Toback every chance I young debris disk systems system called HR 4796A, served comet dust contain-
ban on several types of soft spoke on the record includ- Times reporter Glenn Whipp outsized, deeply flawed could in groups of people, with thin but bright outer which shows unusually tight ing ices because these sys-
cheese, including Roquefort, ing Louise Post, who is a gui- said the number of accusers characters. Gunn wrote. I couldnt stop rings composed of comet- form for an infant solar sys- tems rings are far enough
Danish Blue, Gorgonzola and tarist and vocalist for the had doubled since the story A New York native, Har- him, but I could warn people like bodies at 75 to 200 as- tem. out that their comets are
Stilton. The ban, imposed band Veruca Salt, and As the had published. vard graduate, creative writ- about him. tronomical units from their The only apparent solu- cold and mostly stable.
because bacterial strains used
to make the cheeses were not
approved in China, was lifted
after a meeting between
Chinese and European Union
officials. IANS
Hunter vs hunted: how different species react to smell of blood
Predators go into a frenzy of excitement while mice and humans showed fear when exposed to synthetic version of E2D compound
Agence France-Presse mammals, use their sense of those experiments, this time We hypothesised that Lundstrom. We had to find dose. Humans are able to
Paris smell to find food, hook up with wolves, and got the prey species would be under objective measures not detect E2D at concentrations
The faintest whiff of a mo- with partners, and detect same result: the pack licked, evolutionary pressure to be- based on subjective feelings. of less than one part per tril-
lecule from mammal blood danger. bit and protected a piece of come sensitive to E2D, to In one standardised test, lion, said co-author Matthias
known as E2D sends some Many of these chemical wood smeared with a syn- help them avoid an area subconsciously leaning for- Laska, a zoologist at Linkop-
animals into a predatory triggers are specific to one thetic version of the mo- where a bloodbath is going ward while standing indic- ing University in Sweden.
Smartwatch allows users frenzy but frightens others species, or work in combina- lecule as if it were a fresh kill. on, said Mr. Lundstrom. ates attraction, while a slight That humans react more
to feel virtual objects including people into re- tion with other odours. Blood-sucking horse flies tilt backwards means one like mice than wolves is not
WASHINGTON treat, scientists have But E2D said to give were likewise drawn to it, Sensing danger senses danger. that surprising, the authors
Dartmouth College discovered. blood a metallic aroma ap- showing equal enthusiasm Sure enough, rodents in a Forty volunteers smelled say. Although humans are
researchers have developed a Never before has the same pears to be in a class of its for E2D and animal blood. cage recoiled from the mo- three scents, none more or thought to be opportunistic
smartwatch that allows users molecule been known to pro- own. The odour of blood is But what about the hunted lecule, as much as they did less pleasant than the predators, palaeontological
to get a tactile sense of voke diametrically opposite characterised by a rare uni- Blood lust: Wolves are drawn rather than the hunter? from the red stuff. When it other. They did not know data indicate that early prim-
virtual objects while watching behaviours in creatures ran- versality, said senior author to the scent of E2D. AFP * If the molecule has per- came to humans, the re- when the molecules were re- ates were small-bodied in-
videos or playing games. The ging from horse flies to hu- Johan Lundstrom, a biologist sisted across tens, or even searchers were not sure what leased, and knew nothing sect eaters, said the study.
watch, called RetroShape, has mans, hinting at deep evolu- at the Karolinska Institute in blood and showed that wild hundreds of millions of to expect. Would people about the study or its rela- E2D molecules occur as a
a screen where each pixel has tionary roots, they reported Sweden. dogs and tigers were no less years, the scientists show blood lust or fear? tionship to blood. by-product when lipids, or
a corresponding tactile pixel in the journal Scientific In earlier research, au- attracted to its scent than to reasoned, then perhaps they We couldnt just expose Not only did E2D cause fats, in blood break down
or taxel on the watchs Reports. thors participating in the blood itself. would react too, though not people to the odour and ask, people to rock back on their upon exposure to oxygen in
back that touches the skin. PTI Animals, and especially study isolated E2D from pigs The new team duplicated in the same way. how do you feel?, said heels, it only took a tiny the air.

Floating food
Is Jihad an acceptable name? may turn
culinary fad
French court to decide Press Trust of India
Toulouse Mayors office refers parents to prosecutors Restaurants could soon
have food floating straight
Agence France-Presse the extremists who have at- The parents later de- into your mouth, as scient-
tacked France repeatedly in cided to give the child an- ists have developed a tech-
French judges are set to recent years. other name. nique that can levitate tiny
rule on whether a family in French families are now In 2013, a French mother amounts of eatables using
southern France can call free to choose first names from Nimes made headlines sound waves.
their child Jihad. up until 1993 they had to after she sent her son, Researchers from Uni-
The Mayors office in the pick from an approved list named Jihad, to school versity of Sussex in the UK
city of Toulouse referred but local authorities can wearing a T-shirt that read discovered how to tune
the parents to prosecutors still refer parents to prosec- I am a bomb and Jihad, high frequency sound
after they registered the utors if their choices are born on September 11. waves to make almost any
child in August, which seen as damaging for the The mother, 35 years old foodstuff float provided
could lead to a family judge child. at the time, was given a sus- that it was no bigger than a
ordering them to change In November last year, pended prison sentence for pea. Acoustic levitation
the childs name. the Mayors office in the glorifying terrorism. works by creating a power-
The process is under- Riviera city of Nice referred More than 200 people ful standing wave of
way, a legal source said. a family to the authorities have been killed in a string sound. This can trap ob-
Though jihad can after they gave their son the of attacks in France in the jects in a kind of cage of
mean a personal and non- same name as Mohamed past few years claimed by sound waves.
violent struggle against sin Merah, the gunman who self-described jihadists Scientists say the tech-
for Muslims, rather than an killed seven people, includ- spurred on or inspired by nique could be used in
Islamic holy war, the word ing three Jewish schoolchil- the Al-Qaeda and Islamic floating pills to make the
has become associated with dren, in 2012. State groups. process of taking in medi-
cine fun for children.

Crashed plane revived as museum

Offers a chance to some Nepalis who might never fly to step into an aircraft
Agence France-Presse feels spacious. The business
class section of the plane will
A Turkish Airlines plane that feature a model of the
crash landed at Kathmandu Wright Brothers first aircraft
airport two years ago will be and in the tail there will be a
welcoming ticket holders on cafe. More than 150 mini-
board again not for a flight ature display planes will
but as the Nepali capitals chart the history of aviation
first aviation museum. as well as the story of Nepals
The Airbus A330 was car- flying industry.
rying 224 passengers when it Himalayan Nepal is heav-
skidded off the runway at ily reliant on a network of
Kathmandus airport in domestic air routes to com-
March 2015, coming to a stop pensate for its limited road
with its nose buried in the network, though the coun-
grassy verge on the edge of trys airlines have a poor
the tarmac. Inspiration to soar: Pilot Bed Upreti shows the Turkish Airlines safety record.
No one was hurt, but the plane that has been converted into an aviation museum. AFP * For many in the impover-
crash shut Nepals only inter- ished country, the airfares
national airport for four days He bought the metal car- from Turkey six weeks to dis- are also beyond their means.
as technicians struggled to cass and has invested mantle the plane into 10 It (the museum) will give
move the plane. $600,000 to turn it into an pieces, before loading them a chance to some Nepalis
It was eventually dragged aviation museum. onto trucks for the 500 who might never fly to step
to a disused corner of the air- Mr. Upretis first task was metre journey across the into a plane, said engineer-
port where it sat rusting for moving the 63-metre plane road. ing student Shyam Rauniyar,
two years until pilot Bed across the road from the air- 22, who was part of the team
Upreti had an idea. port to the museums lot Exhibition and cafe that put together the replica
It is unfortunate that the which proved harder than It took another two months of the Wright Brothers
aircraft (had) an accident expected. to put all the pieces back to- plane. Mr. Upreti hopes that
and was grounded, but I saw Working only at night gether. With all the seat the museum will inspire
a perfect opportunity, Mr. when the airport was closed, stripped out of the belly of young minds to become pi-
Upreti said. it took a team of engineers the plane, the new museum lots and engineers.
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DIAL tells IndiGo to shift to 650 new cases of dengue,
Terminal-2 by January 2018 48 of chikungunya
More than 1,000 dengue cases reported so far this month
Automated tests for Says airline will be liable for loss caused due to delay in terminal expansion plan
getting driving licence Staff Reporter
NEW DELHI Special Correspondent loss, damage, cost of ex- New Delhi
Obtaining a drivers licence NEW DELHI penses due to the adamant The city has registered 650
will become tougher come The GMR group-led Delhi In- approach and abstinence of new cases of dengue and 48
next year with the Transport ternational Airport Limited IndiGo from shifting one- new cases of chikungunya
Department in the process of (DIAL) has given low-cost air- third of its current operations this week causing a sharp
instituting technology-based line IndiGo two more months at T1 to T2, it shall be to the spike in the number of cases
automated tests. to shift a part of its flight op- sole account of IndiGo and registered in the city, accord-
erations from Terminal-1 to which it shall be liable to in- ing to a municipal report re-
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD Terminal-2 of the Indira demnify to DIAL and the pas- leased on Monday.
Gandhi International Airport sengers, Mr. Panicker said. The total number of
V-Cs conduct against (IGIA). DIAL aims to expand dengue and chikungunya
JNU Act, says jury T-1, but the airline had op- Creating roadblocks cases now stands at 5,870
NEW DELHI posed the terminal shifting DIAL said that IndiGo is at- and 731 respectively.
The JNUTA on Monday held plan. Not on board: IndiGo has termed DIALs terminal shifting plan tempting to create roadb- The number of dengue
its rst session of the public We, in the interest of pas- illegal and arbitrary. FILE PHOTO: R.V. MOORTHY
locks in carrying out the cases reported this month
inquiry it is holding against sengers, provide to IndiGo a timely expansion of T-1. till October 21 stands at 1,077.
Vice-Chancellor M. Jagadesh further time for shifting its Kolkata, Bengaluru and operation to T-2 to provide a IndiGo has termed DIALs
Kumar on the university stated operations to Ter- Mumbai to T-2 from October far better customer experi- plan to ask SpiceJet and In- Dengue deaths
campus. minal-2. Kindly plan your 29 to expand the over- ence than the proposed diGo to shift one-third of its Five deaths due to dengue
activities in a manner that crowded T-1. plan of splitting flight opera- flight operations, while allow- have been reported so far, Ram Hospital (SGRH) on Au- the report said.
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD from January 4, 2018, the tions. ing GoAir to operate all its including two at the Lok gust 1. Last year, as per the civic
flights of IndiGo operating to Will disrupt operations SpiceJet has said that it will flights from Terminal-2, as il- Nayak (LNJP) Hospital in Of the total 5,870 dengue bodies, the official dengue
Books stolen from and from Mumbai, Kolkata While GoAir agreed to shift shift its flights serving the legal and arbitrary. central Delhi. cases, 2,884 were residents death toll stood at 10, while
DSLSA oce and Bengaluru shall be oper- its entire flight operations to three metros to T-2 only if In- However, DIAL defended The South Delhi Muni- of Delhi, while the rest were 17 deaths were suspected to
NEW DELHI ated from Terminal-2 only, Terminal-2, SpiceJet and In- diGo agrees with a similar the terminal shifting plan say- cipal Corporation (SDMC), from other States. Cases of be due to malaria.
Several books, documents DIAL chief commercial oper- diGo are not on board yet plan, sources said. ing it is fair and non-dis- which tabulates data for the vector-borne diseases are At least 15 fatalities were
and used printer cartridges ations Pradeep Panicker leading to delay in Delhi air- In its fresh missive, DIAL criminatory. entire city, however, has not usually reported between reported due to complica-
were allegedly stolen from wrote in a letter to IndiGo ports terminal expansion has told IndiGo that the air- Delhi airports T-1 handles acknowledged the fatalities mid-July and November-end. tions triggered by chikun-
the Legal Service Clinic of the president and whole-time dir- plan. line will be liable for the loss 24 million passengers annu- at the LNJP Hospital, and This year, however, cases gunya, though civic authorit-
Delhi State Legal Services ector Aditya Ghosh on IndiGo had told DIAL that caused to the airport oper- ally against its design capa- kept the official toll at three. were seen much earlier. ies kept the death tally at
Authority in Gole Market. The Saturday. it will not support shifting of ator due to delay in terminal city of 20 million passengers. The vector-borne disease The number of malaria zero. One of the worst out-
police are investigating the DIAL had directed airlines flights to the three metros to expansion plan. T-1 is set to be expanded from claimed its first victim in the and chikungunya cases re- breaks of chikungunya was
matter. operating out of T-1 IndiGo, T-2 as it will disrupt its opera- It would be pertinent to the current capacity of 20 city this year when a 12-year- corded in the city till the in 2016 when 12,221 cases
SpiceJet and GoAir to move tions. Instead, it had pro- state that if DIAL or if any of million to 40 million passen- old boy died of dengue third week of October stood were reported till December
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD their flight operations serving posed shifting of its entire the passengers suffer any gers per annum. shock syndrome at Sir Ganga at 1,073 and 731 respectively, 24, 2016.

Rai inspects Chhath ghats,


Destroying to build
BJP says not enough done
Delhi BJP chief launches helpline numbers for devotees
Staff Reporter aimed at assisting Chhath
New Delhi Puja Samitis in the observ-
With just days left till Chhath ance of the festival.
Puja begins, politics over the Mr. Tiwari had formed a
festival continued on team to help the samitis with
Monday with Delhi Develop- an aim to help them in solv-
ment Minister Gopal Rai tak- ing administrative and other
ing stock of preparation at problems related to the ob-
the ghats, and the Opposi- servance of the festival, in-
tion BJP, which alleged that cluding putting up of tents
the steps taken by the gov- Development Minister Gopal and arranging for offerings
ernment were inadequate, Rai inspects Shyam Ghat on to the Sun God.
launching a helpline number Monday. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

for devotees in addition to Voluntary work

undertaking shramdaan tions this year. I appeal to The Chhath Puja Samitis
(voluntary work). everyone to forget their dif- can get help by dialling
Mr. Rai visited Shyam ferences and celebrate the 97114-96114. The team will be
Ghat in Wazirabad where he festival together, Mr. Rai led by BJP Poorvanchal
directed Revenue Depart- said. Morcha president Manish
ment officials to ensure that Mr. Rai also told senior of- Singh, Mr. Tiwari said.
medical facilities, toilets, ficials of the Flood and Irrig- The Delhi BJP chief added
lighting, CCTV cameras, ation Department, Revenue that thousands of BJP work-
drinking water were in place Department and the Delhi ers would help the Samitis
at the location by Tuesday. Jal Board to ensure that and devotees.
The Delhi government warning signs were up at all For the next three days,
will organise Chhath Puja at locations where the water BJP workers will offer shram-
565 locations in the Capital, was deep. daan at the Chhath ghats
last year it was just 268. Per- Meanwhile, Delhi BJP and ensure cleanliness by
manent ghats have been cre- chief Manoj Tiwari an- cooperating with the muni- Making way for development: Residences and shops at east Delhis Samaspur Jagir village have been demolished by the National Highways Authority of India to
ated at as many as 50 loca- nounced a helpline number cipal staff, said Mr. Tiwari. make way for widening of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway. SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR *

7 cops sacked
for letting
Fancy registration plates for Plea claims
graft in toll
Court refuses to quash case
accused two-wheelers to get dearer tax collection against man for molestation
roam in mall Press Trust of India
Govt mulls changes in policy for allotting unique numbers New Delhi Accused had molested his tenant and her friend in 2015
Staff Reporter A Public Interest Litigation
(PIL) in the Delhi High Court brother, who was also
> At the stage of
New Delhi Staff Reporter Press Trust of India
Seven Delhi Police person- New Delhi has alleged corruption in New Delhi
framing of charges, present there, was also ab-
nel have been dismissed The Delhi government is collection of toll tax from A court here has refused to used while the two women
when prima facie
from service for allegedly mulling several modifications commercial vehicles enter- quash criminal proceedings were pushed and slapped by
allowing Sukesh in its policy for allotment of ing the Capital and has against a man accused of case is made out, the accused, it said.
Chandrashekhar, an arres- fancy registration numbers, sought a court-monitored molesting and assaulting his oral statement of An FIR was lodged against
ted middleman in the Elec- especially for owners of probe into the issue. tenant and her friend when witnesses cannot be him for the offences, includ-
tion Commission (EC) vehicles who want to retain The petition, filed by an they refused to vacate his ignored ing those punishable under
bribery case, to shop in a their old registration num- association of commercial house. A. K. Kuhar Sections 354 (molestation),
mall in Bengaluru, where bers for use on new ones. vehicle drivers, has claimed While disposing of the re- Additional Sessions Judge 448(house-trespass), 452
he had been taken for a According to a govern- that the three civic bodies vision petition of the ac- (house-trespass after prepar-
court hearing, police said ment source, the proposed collect toll through a private cused, a south Delhi resid- legedly showing the man ation for hurt, assault or
on Monday. modifications range from: al- company, which does not ent, against framing of molest the two, recorded by wrongful restraint) and 323
The seven police per- lotment of fancy registration On oer: Current rate for a fancy number plate for a two-wheeler follow by-laws for collection charges, Additional Sessions the womans brother, was (voluntarily causing hurt) of
sonnel of the 3rd Battalion numbers to two-wheeler is between 2,000 and 5,000. SUSHIL KUMAR VERMA *
of the tax. The matter has Judge A. K. Kuhar said: At not submitted before it. the Indian Penal Code.
were suspended on Octo- owners at a higher premium, been listed matter for the stage of framing of However, the court rejec-
ber 20 and an inquiry was to proposed allotment of old cedure for two-wheeler own- which is now proposed to be November 1. charges, when prima facie ted this contention, saying Will examine in court
ordered against them. vehicle registration numbers ers, said the source. revised to between 5,000 The petitioner has sought case is made out, oral state- if any video clippings of the The court noted that the al-
After the inquiry report to the same allottee for a new However, it has now been and 50,000, according to a court-monitored inquiry ment of witnesses cannot be incident has not been placed legations against the accused
found them guilty of un- vehicle at the payment of a proposed that four-wheeler the source. and action against those ignored. Therefore, a charge on record, the revisionist were very categorical in
professional conduct, fee of up to to 25,000 for owners pay 25,000 for this In June this year, the de- found responsible for al- under section 354 (molesta- can draw the advantage of the statement that complain-
they were dismissed from four-wheelers. service while two-wheeler partment had successfully leged corruption in toll tax tion) of IPC is prima facie the same during the trial. ant has been hit by him and
service, said Dependra owners will have to pay auctioned off the registration collection. made out against the revi- According to the com- when her friend tried to save
Pathak, chief spokesperson From old to new 5,000, the source added. number 0001 for 16 lakh. According to the plea, the sionist (accused). plaint, on August 27, 2015, her, she was also treated
of the Delhi Police and Spe- At the moment, owners of Changes have also been The highest sum ever to be contract for collection of toll the landlord entered into the similarly.
cial Commissioner of Po- four-wheelers can, after re- proposed to the existing received by the department tax was granted to the Video clip flat of the complainant, star- It, however, said that the
lice (Traffic). quisite paper work, choose rates for allotment of fancy for the number in the e-auc- private firm for nine months In his plea, the man conten- ted hurling abuses at her as veracity of these allegations
They have also been to retain the registration registration numbers to two- tion for the said series. for a sum of 480 crore. Des- ded that the magisterial well as her friend, and threw could be tested during the
booked under the Preven- number of their old vehicles wheeler owners, the source Tthe number plate had pite expiry of the contract court mechanically passed their belongings outside the trial when these witnesses
tion of Corruption Act for new ones while there was said. The rate is currently sold for 12.5 lakh in 2014 period, toll tax continues to the order without consider- house. will be examined in the
(POC), he added. no policy governing the pro- between 2,000 and 5,000, and 12.1 lakh in 2015. be collected, it alleged. ing that a video clipping al- The complainants court.





NGT raps authorities V-Cs conduct against JNU Act, says jury
over Yamuna project JNUTA begins public inquiry against Jagadesh Kumar on university campus
Staff Reporter
The Jawaharlal Nehru Uni-
AAP readies to celebrate
foundation day
Delhi Jal Board asked to le detailed reply within 10 days versity Teachers Association
( JNUTA) on Monday held its
NEW DELHI Staff Reporter first session of the five-part
CM Arvind Keriwal has asked NEW DELHI public inquiry it is holding
Aam Aadmi Party volunteers The National Green Tribunal against Vice-Chancellor M.
to reach out to the people to (NGT) on Monday rapped Jagadesh Kumar on the uni-
ensure maximum the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and versity campus. The jury
participation in the upcoming the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) found Mr. Kumars conduct
five-year anniversary government for not comply- against the JNU Act, 1966
celebrations to be held on ing with its previous orders which is an Act of the Indian
November 26. He said that with regard to the Yamuna Parliament through which
the AAP will be holding a cleaning project. Further, JNU was created.
national meet in the Capital the green panel asked both The JNUTA presented the
to celebrate its foundation the authorities to show first of the seven charges
day. STAFF REPORTER cause regarding the same from the chargesheet it
within 10 days. had submitted to the V-C as a
The Bench headed by memorandum charging him Clear picture: The Jan Sunwai in progress at JNU campus in the Capital on Monday.
HC rejects plea on govt NGT chairperson Swatanter with violations of statutory *
counsels appointment Kumar met officials from the provisions and harassing
State government, Delhi De- teachers and students that comprised Nandita curred with views of Prof. a consultative, democratic
The Delhi HC has rejected a velopment Authority (DDA), Dirty picture: A polluted Yamuna river at Kalindi Kunj in the among other charges. Narain and Apoorvanand, Narain and Prof. Patnaik that process however, in reality,
plea challenging the recent DJB, Larsen and Toubro and Capital. FILE PHOTO: SUSHIL KUMAR VERMA
Representatives from the both professors from the the V-Cs conduct was things were quite different.
appointments of Delhi National Mission for Clean JNUTA, Ravi Srivastava and Delhi University; Prabhat against not just the JNU Act In fact, the lies in the
governments standing Ganga in the NGT premises. sel appearing for the DJB dealt with Shahdara, Jayati Ghosh, presented the Patnaik and P.K. Yadav, but other Acts of Parliament NAAC report that the JNU VC
counsel, a panel of counsel said that necessary proceed- Barapullah and other drain first charge pertaining to re- former JNU professors; and pertaining to reservation. has certified as true to the
for the court and the Central Defying orders ings will be initiated and that systems. peated violations of stat- journalist and author Akshay JNUTA president Ayesha best of his knowledge are
Administrative Tribunal Mr. Kumar pulled up the au- the delay was because of cer- In the previous order, the utory provisions and obliga- Mukul. Kidwai said that a self study made possible only because
(CAT). PTI thorities for defying the or- tain decision-making pro- green panel had also asked tions in framing the report, that was presented the report only covers the
ders that were earlier passed cesses by the board. as to why appropriate or- universitys admission V-C was absent by the JNU administration to JNU of 2012 to 2016. In other
by the tribunal and said that ders in relation to attach- policy, appointing experts Since the V-C did not parti- the visiting National Assess- words, the JNU Vice-Chan-
Transfer racket: Bail except for shifting blame, DDA counsel ment of their accounts be on selection committee pan- cipate in the public in- ment and Accreditation cellor has hidden his own
denied to govt officials the authorities had no other The counsel appearing for not passed and the proceed- els, undemocratic conduct quiry, a defence was pre- Council (NAAC) team misdeeds by editing the first
NEW DELHI reason to explain their in- the DDA, on the other hand, ings for non-compliance of of academic committee pared from the various between October 9 and 11, full academic year of his
The Delhi High Court has action and non-cooperation said that they had complied the orders of the tribunal be meetings and replacing the statements he had issued re- presents a stunning picture reign out, said Ms. Kidwai.
refused to grant anticipatory towards the project. with the NGT orders and not initiated. Gender Sensitisation Com- lating to the issues in ques- of a model university, aca- The JNUTA said that it was
bail to two Central were also releasing the It had said that the pollu- mittee Against Sexual Har- tion and was read out to the demically and culturally vi- conducting this public in-
government employees in Sewage treatment plants money that the DJB had tion in the Yamuna was a assment (GSCASH) with the jury. brant, healthy university quiry since JNU is a public
connection with a transfer The green panel also rapped asked for. serious concern as industrial Internal Complaints Com- At the end of the session, space where social and institution, funded by the
racket at the Army the DJB for not setting up the Phase-I of the Clean effluents contaminated it mittee amongst others. Prof. Apoorvanand sugges- gender justice in education taxes that the people of India
headquarters here in which sewage treatment plants that Yamuna Project dealt with highly. The teachers gave ex- ted that an inquiry be con- is cherished as an essential pay, which must be run in
officers allegedly paid lakhs were required. lowering the pollution levels The DJB is now expected amples from the functioning ducted against him by the feature of academic excel- accordance with the frame-
of rupees to manipulate their Replying to the Bench re- in the Najafgarh and Delhi to file a detailed reply within of the university over the visitor of the university, the lence, and one in which all work laid down by the JNU
postings. PTI garding the same, the coun- Gate drains, while Phase-II 10 days. past 18 months to a jury President of India and con- decisions are taken through Act.

NGT nes 4 railway stations Trade unions protest
ned at ISBTs over waste management against Metro fare hike
Staff Reporter Blame AAP and Central governments
New Delhi Railways to le review petition against order: ocial
As many as 64 drivers and
conductors of buses operat- that all necessary steps to
> levied
Heavy penalties
Staff Reporter
ing in the vicinity of Inter- NEW DELHI
on Anand maintain cleanliness at the
State Bus Terminals (ISBTs) The National Green Tribunal stations will be taken by
Vihar railway
in the Capital have been (NGT) on Monday slapped a them.
fined to combat alarming fine of 1 lakh each on four station, Vivek Earlier, the tribunal had
levels of noise pollution. railway stations in the Cap- Vihar railway expressed concern over the
According to a senior ital for not complying with station, Shakur fact that there were not
government official, the solid waste management Basti railway enough infrastructures or
State transport department rules. station and the required technical capacity
issued fines to the said Heavy penalties were Shahdara railway to handle the huge amounts
drivers and conductors for levied on Anand Vihar rail- of waste that usually gets
station after the
honking and yelling out to way station, Vivek Vihar rail- generated at such public
solicit passengers. way station, Shakur Basti green panel places.
An order to fine bus railway station and Shah- noticed that they
drivers honking inside IS- dara railway station after the failed to treat the List of establishments Basic rights: Trade union workers protest against Metro fare
BTs and conductors, trying green panel noticed that sewage in Previously, the green panel hike in the Capital. SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR

to fill their buses by attract- they failed to treat the accordance with had also asked the AAP gov-
ing passengers, was issued sewage in accordance with the rules ernment to provide a list of Staff Reporter two months. Further, the
recently by the Delhi Trans- the rules. all the establishments that NEW DELHI fact that the Metro was run-
port Infrastructure Devel- A Bench headed by NGT were generating waste and All major trade unions pro- ning at a loss is only a myth.
opment Corporation chairperson Swatanter Ku- will file a review petition had constituted a committee tested outside the Ministry It seems that the neither the
(DTIDC) which maintains mar directed the stations to against the NGT order, an of- to inspect the same, includ- of Urban Development on State nor the Central gov-
ISBTs at Kashmere Gate, deposit 75% of the fine with ficial said. ing malls, educational insti- Monday against the recent ernment is concerned about
Anand Vihar and Sarai Kale the Delhi Pollution Control We will go for a review tutions and hospitals. It had Metro fare hike. the masses and the poor
Khan. Board and the remaining before the tribunal, the rail- said that urgent steps were Trade unions like All In- said AITUC general secret-
So far 43 drivers have 25% with the Central Pollu- way official said. required to tackle the situ- dia Trade Union Congress ary Dhirendra Sharma.
Poor visibility: Smog engulfs the Capital after Diwali been fined for honking in- tion Control Board. The counsel appearing for ation. (AITUC), Centre of Indian Trade union workers also
side bus terminals. Twenty Meanwhile, the railways the railways told the Bench (With inputs from PTI) Trade Unions (CITU), United said that the Metro which
one conductors have also Trade Union Congress was their lifeline at one
been fined for shouting to (UTUC) and others deman- point of time, has now be-

Allow sprinklers solicit passengers, said a

government official.
As per the DTIDC order
in this regard, a fine of
Train hits cattle, delayed by 3 hours ded immediate reduction of
the Metro fares.
Members of the unions
said that the government
come a burden on them,
owing to the fare hike.

Tackling pollution

to help settle dust 500 is imposed on the

driver of the bus using horn
inside the premises of the
Mumbai Rajdhani Express halted at Bayana station
Special Correspondent Bayana Junction railway sta- station at around 9 a.m.,
was taking away basic rights
like the access to safer and
cheaper modes of transport
Further, it was also pointed
out that Metro also helped
in tackling pollution issues.
ISBTs and a fine of 100 will NEW DELHI tion in Rajasthan due to en- the official added. such as the Metro, from the As a large number of
AAP requests Central govt for nod be paid by conductors or Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Ex- gine failure after the train hit The train, which was sup- citizens. people travel in the Metro, it
roadways staff for shouting. press was delayed by nearly cattle, an official from Kota posed to arrive at New Delhi also helps tackling issues
Staff Reporter since last winter. It has been observed that three hours when it arrived division of the Indian Rail- at 8.35 a.m., reached the Only a myth like parking and pollution,
New Delhi The Central Pollution noise pollution at the ISBTs at the New Delhi railway sta- ways said. destination at 11.40 a.m. The Both the Delhi government Mr. Sharma said.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Control Board (CPCB) on in the Capital has reached tion on Monday after it hit train had departed from and the Central government The government should
government, on Monday, Monday recorded an air an alarming level and im- cattle, leading to engine fail- Spare engine Mumbai Central railway sta- are equally responsible for immediately take steps to-
wrote to the Centre request- quality index (AQI) of very mediate steps were re- ure. The Rajdhani Express A spare engine was called in tion on Sunday at 5 p.m. and the hike. This is for the first wards the same else the
ing it to allow sprinkling of poor with the average air quired to address this prob- [train no. 12951] was stuck from Bharatpur, after which takes 15 hours and 30 time that there has been a traders will not remain si-
water from choppers to quality index settling at lem. for around three hours at the train left Bayana railway minutes to reach New Delhi. fare hike twice in the last lent he added.
settle dust, a major source of 306, as against Sundays
air pollution in the National 319.
The AAP government said meeting with officials of the
that it was ready to bear the
expenses that would entail
any such exercise using its
environment department
and the Delhi Pollution Con-
trol Committee (DPCC),
Burns, trauma and dog bites land kids in hospitals: study
air ambience fund, a corpus where he was informed that
created out of 25 paisa cess the air quality this year was Data reveal injuries were more common among children belonging to the age group of 1-5 years
on every litre of diesel sold relatively better than
in the city. 2016. Bindu Shajan Perappadan were three main types of (46.6%), and this can be injuries, injuries can be
In view of the continu- This trend can be attrib- NEW DELHI injuries trauma (89.3%), explained as head and face divided into intentional and
ous poor quality air in Delhi, uted to improved wind con- What is causing the citys burns (5%), and dog bites contributes to the larger unintentional. Intentional
it is requested that your ditions post Diwali, the gov- children to land up in (5%). Also falling from proportion of body surface injuries include child abuse
good office may kindly pro- ernment said in a hospitals? Burns, trauma heights (49.4%) was the most area in children. The most and violence against
pose to the Ministry of Civil statement. and dog bites are the common mechanism in common mechanism of children whereas
Aviation to carry out an ex- reasons, says a research children who presented with injuries was falls (54.7%), unintentional injuries
ercise to sprinkle water aeri- Road dust study titled Unintentional a history of trauma. About and the most common place include falls, road accidents,
ally through helicopter/air- An IIT-Kanpur study on the Injuries in Children at 50% of the injuries were of injury occurrence was at drowning, poisoning, and
craft to settle particulate citys air pollution, con- Paediatric Emergency sustained over the head and home. burns. In developed
matter in Delhi, Imran Hus- sidered the most compre- Centre: A Developing facial region. countries, injuries are the
sain wrote in the letter to hensive report on the issue Country Perspective. Festive seasons most common cause of
Union Environment Minister till date, had identified road Unintentional injuries Dr. Gupta added, It is a childhood morbidity and
Dr. Harsh Vardhan. dust as the biggest source of Male children This was a retrospective common observation that in mortality. As per the World
Last October, the State suspended particulate mat- Analysis of data revealed descriptive study published India during festive seasons Health Organization report,
government had announced ter in the city. that injuries were more recently on September 20 in such as Makar Sankranti and injuries are the sixth leading
a plan to put in place three- According to the report, common among kids of the the Indian Journal of Child Holi, the incidence of falls cause of childhood mortality
tier air treatment system, in- road dust makes up over age group of 1-5 years. Male Health on 180 children of from roof increases because throughout the world;
cluding setting-up of air 50% of the total PM10 children were at a higher unintentional injuries who No childs play: A boy getting treated for burns sustained of unsupervised kite flying, however, in India, it is the
purification units, mist foun- particles and about 38% of risk for unintentional visited paediatric emergency while bursting recrackers. FILE PHOTO * and similarly, in Diwali, the fifth leading cause of under-
tains and virtual chimneys PM2.5 particles. PM2.5 and injuries. department of Sir Ganga incidence of burns increases five childhood mortality,
at five major traffic intersec- PM10 are the most domin- Children with head or Ram Hospital during the injuries, noted a release paediatric emergency at Sir significantly because of said Dr. Yachana Chaudhary,
tions on a trial basis. ant pollutants in the air. facial injury required festive months of September issued by the hospital. Ganga Ram Hospital, In our firecrackers. Special author of the study,
But these proposals have These ultra fine particu- hospitalisation more often to October 2011, to According to Dr. Suresh study, we observed that attention should be paid to department of community
not seen much progress in lates pose serious health than children with injuries determine the frequency Gupta, author and senior head and face were the most children during this time. medicine, Gandhi Medical
terms of implementation risks. on other body parts. There and nature of unintentional consultant, department of common areas of injury Based on the intent of College, Bhopal.


AAP likely to contest just Investigate allegations of BJP
oering bribe to Patidar leader
24 seats in Gujarat elections This is the real face of the BJP, says Ashutosh
To contest from areas with strong anti-incumbency factor against the BJP
> an
The AAP demands
Staff Reporter
New Delhi
Soumya Pillai The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Man shot dead over probe into the issue
New Delhi on Monday demanded a Su-
suspected aair as we do not trust
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) preme Court-monitored
is planning to contest only probe following allegations the CBI. Even the
A man was shot dead in
24 of 182 seats in the upcom- that the Bharatiya Janata Congress had not
south-east Delhis Jaitpur on
ing Gujarat elections, Party (BJP) offered 1 crore misused the CBI to
Monday night over a
sources from the party said. to a Patidar leader in Gujarat this extent. Also, an
suspected affair. Deputy
A senior party source said to switch loyalties. FIR should be
Commissioner of Police
a survey was conducted in
(south-east) Romil Baaniya lodged against
Gujarat districts and that the Money or muscle power
said Ravi was attacked by Gujarat BJP chief
AAP is likely to contest from Senior AAP leader Ashutosh
Jamuna Singh, who Jitu Vaghani
areas with a strong anti-in- alleged that the BJP tries to
suspected him of having an
cumbency factor against the poach leaders from other Ashutosh
affair with his wife. Ravi Senior AAP leader
Bharatiya Janata Party. parties by using money or
succumbed to injuries during
The AAP was divided in muscle power before every
treatment. The accused has
its decision to contest the election. preme Court-monitored ector and attacked the BJP
been arrested and a case has
Gujarat Assembly elections In Gujarat, the BJP have probe into the issue as we do government in Rajasthan
been registered. STAFF REPORTER
in the first place. It was fi- realised that they do not not trust the Central Bureau over a controversial Bill that
nally decided that the we have a chance of coming of Investigation or any other seeks to protect public ser-
Four wanted liquor will only fight from seats back to power, he said. agency. Even the Congress vants and judges from pro-
smugglers arrested where there is a strong This is the real face of had not misused the CBI to secution and bars the media
GREATER NOIDA chance of pulling off a win, Support group: The AAP is likely to contest from areas around Ahmedabad, Saurashtra and Surat, the BJP, Mr. Ashutosh said, this extent. Also, an FIR from reporting allegations
Four alleged liquor smugglers, said the source. as voters there were found to be leaning away from the BJP as per a poll by the party. FILE PHOTO *
claiming that similar at- should be lodged against Gu- against them without its
who were wanted in several tempts involving AAP lead- jarat BJP chief Jitu Vaghani, prior sanction.
cases, have been arrested , the Urban centres the regions we will target, are from the Congress in just tions. Party chief and Delhi ers were made in 2014 in the Mr. Ashutosh said.
police said on Monday. The The party leader said the the party leader said. two constituencies. In the re- Chief Minister Arvind Kejri- Capital. Asthana promotion
accused have been identified AAP is likely to contest from Sources said AAP workers maining nine seats, AAP can- wal was almost convinced till BJP rubbishes charge Mr. Asthanas promotion
as Sushil, Darshan, Alok and areas around Ahmedabad, will campaign in regions didates will play on the BJPs June that the party was un- Shift in public mood Narendra Patel, a leader of late on Sunday night was
Kuldeep, Station House Saurashtra and Surat, as where the party will not con- turf. likely to contest the polls in He said there was a shift in the Hardik Patel-led Patidar clouded by reports that a
Officer of Dank