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Obama, Castro poised
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Kalaburagi, Sunday April 12, 2015
Pages 30 Vol 8 No 101 5.00 G

World a better place
after Iran N-deal?

Victory for music

Grammy winner Ricky Kej continues to compose from heart

Maoists gun down 7 STF
men in Chhattisgarh

Sunday Herald

Spotlight, Page 7

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Governor Vajubhai Vala is understood to have sought clarifications on the timing of the
State government’s ordinance
on trifurcating BBMP and returned the file.

Squad was out on a search operation in jungles
RAIPUR: Seven policemen
were killed and a dozen injured in a Maoist ambush on
the Chhattisgarh police’s
Special Task Force (STF)
squad out on a search operation in the dense jungles of
Sukma district on Saturday.

The attack triggered a twohour long gun battle in the
worst-affected Pidmel-Polampalli area of the district. Officials said a group of about 300
Maoists opened heavy fire on
the police team at around 9:15
“Seven of our troops have
been martyred, while about 12
were injured in the encounter,”
Additional Director General of
Police (anti-Maoist operations)
R K Vij said.
The 70 member STF squad
was confronted with a volley of
bullets in the jungle which is at
the south-axis of the DornapalChintagufa area where several
ambushes and killings of security forces have taken place in
the past, including the most
deadly attack when 76 personnel were killed there in 2010.

Details on Page 4

India stun Oz in
Azlan Shah Cup

Chennai Super Kings’ opener Brendon McCullum pulls one to the fence en
route to his unbeaten 100 against Sunrisers Hyderabad at MA
Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Saturday. PTI

NO END TO TERROR: Injured STF jawans are provided with
medical help after an encounter with Naxals in Pedmal forest
in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Saturday. PTI

Officials, however, denied usage of Improvised Explosive
Devices by the red ultras. A
“good number” of weapons
that belonged to the security
forces were looted by the
Maoists, they said.
The encounter has heralded
the first major Tactical Counter

While an ALH-Dhruv helicopter ferried the injured to
hospitals in Jagdalpur and
Raipur, the bodies of slain STF
personnel are expected to be
flown in on Sunday as bad
weather and rain has restricted
the movement of choppers in
Two teams of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF),
who have a camp nearby, were
rushed to the spot for assisting
the squad and to launch “cordon-and-search” operations,
they said.

Offensive Campaign (TCOC)
operation which is conducted
by Maoists to gain ground
every summer. Officials engaged in anti-Maoist operations said TCOC began in late
March in the state and this is
the first big casualty on the police side.
» Maoists, Page 9

Fabindia staffer behind voyeurism identified

PANAJI: A week after the hid-

den camera was detected by
Union Human Resource Minister Smriti Irani at a Fabindia
outlet near here, police on Saturday claimed to have identified the store staffer who was
behind the voyeurism episode.
A police official said the accused staffer from Fabindia
outlet at Candolim village shift-

ed the position of a CCTV camera and pointed it towards the
store’s trial room, which was
brought to light by Irani.
“We have identified the accused. He was one among
those who were arrested immediately after an FIR was
filed,”Superintendent of Police
(Crime Branch) Kartik
Kashyap said. He, however, did

not disclose his identity, saying
investigations were still on.
Another senior police official
said police have zeroed in on
Paresh Bhagat who had password of the DVR (Digital Video
Recording) room of the outlet.
Irani, who was shopping at
the leading ethnic apparel
brand’s outlet on April 3, had
raised an alarm after she spot-

ted a CCTV camera pointing
towards the change room.
Calangute Police had filed an
FIR against five employees of
the outlet at Candolim.
Kashyap said the accused
staffer was caught on CCTV
changing the direction of the
camera soon after the Minister
raised the alarm.

Airbus plans to increase
outsourcing in India


PM pays homage to Indian soldiers at WW I memorial

gations of land grabbing for
years now, Congress president
Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law
Robert Vadra wrote on
his Facebook page on Saturday that he was happy to
read that he will be off the list
of VVIPs exempted from frisking at domestic airports.
once again in
the newspapers today,
the removal
of my name,
from the list
of exempted
people, about Robert Vadra
the no frisking/security checks at airports
in India.
“I am glad that this formality is going to be removed as
this was created without my
consent by the security agencies, only to be followed
when I would be travelling
with Special Protection Group
(SPG) protectees. My existing
security personnel are not allowed inside airports,” Vadra


Minister Narendra Modi on
Saturday received a boost to
his ‘Make in India’ initiative
when aircraft manufacturer
Airbus disclosed plans to raise
its Indian outsourcing to USD
2 billion and its keenness to
manufacture in India.
On day-two of his France visit, Modi became the first Indian
Prime Minister to visit the
World War I memorial in the
northern city of Lille to pay
homage to 10,000 Indian soldiers who died fighting Germany alongside France in the
war between 1914-18.
Laying a wreath at the martyr’s memorial, the Prime
Minister spent about 50 minutes as several Indians gathered raised ‘Vande Matram’slogans.
Accompanied by French
Foreign Minister Laurent
Fabius, Modi arrived here in
Air India One and went
straight to the facility of Airbus,
one of the two major global
manufacturers of aircraft and
to a tour of the plant.
“We are honoured to host
Prime Minister Modi in
Toulouse and convey to him
our desire to forge a stronger
industrial bond with India. India already takes a centre-stage
role in our international activities and we want to increase its
contribution to our products,”
said Airbus Group CEO Tom
Enders, who received the Indian leader.
“We support Prime Minister
Modi’s ‘Make in India’ call and
we are ready to manufacture

Guv returns BBMP
ordinance file

Prime minister Narenda Modi (centre)and French Foreign
Minister Laurent Fabius (second left) visit the Airbus A380
Final Assembly Lane, in Blagnac, Southern France on
Saturday. AP

in India, for India and the
world,” he added.
MEA spokesperson Syed
Akbaruddin tweeted, “500 per
cent increase in 5 years. @Airbus to PM @narendramodi: Indian outsourcing to increase
from USD 400 mil to USD 2

Prime Minister Modi was
given a tour of the Airbus A380
final assembly line. Currently,
four A380 flights serve India
daily. “Much larger markets
are waiting to be tapped, the
potential for A380 to help Indian carriers win greater multinational market share with a
flagship aircraft is enormous,”
an Airbus press release said.
After the tour of the memorial accompanied by French
Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le
Dian, Modi wrote his thoughts
in the visitors’book hailing the
sacrifice of the Indian soldiers.
“Either being slain you will
attain the heavenly world or by
gaining victory you will enjoy
the earth. I am honoured to pay
homage to the Indian soldiers
here at the Indian memorial at
Neuve-Chapelle,” he wrote in
the visitors’ book.

Indian operations
In India, Airbus Group already
operates two engineering centres — one focused on civil aviation and the other one defence — besides, a research and
technology (R&T) centre
which together employs over
400 highly-qualified people.
The group’s senior representative conveyed their decision
to expand these centres so that
they can take on comprehensive design responsibilities for
future Airbus group programmes.

NEW DELHI: Chased by alle-

Vadra reacts
Vadra gave vent to his feeling
with a “hope” that “this will
put to rest all the battering
that I receive from all modes
of the media.”
As per the SPG Act,
only the immediate family
members are entitled to
SPG protection, the rest –
husband/ wife of prime minister and children of former
prime ministers -- are guarded
by the local police and paramilitary force when they travel alone.
» Vadra, Page 9

N Korean FM comes calling
Anirban Bhaumik

NEW DELHI: India and North
Korea will have a rare highlevel engagement on Monday, when External Affairs
Minister Sushma Swaraj will
receive her counterpart
from the reclusive communist nation, Ri Su Yong, in
New Delhi.

Ri will reach here on Sunday
for a two-day visit, which is going to be the first by a Foreign
Minister of North Korea ever
since New Delhi established its

diplomatic relations with Pyongyang in December 1973. He
will call on Vice-President M
Hamid Ansari on Monday before holding a meeting with
The North Korean Foreign
Minister’s rare visit to New Delhi comes at a time when India
is preparing for Prime Minister
Narendra Modi’s maiden tour
to South Korea.
Sources told Deccan Herald
that Ri’s visit to New Delhi
could be intended to re-assess
India’s stand on the issue of

conflict between South and
North Koreas ahead of Modi’s
proposed visit to Seoul. Ri
might also request Swaraj to
augment New Delhi’s humanitarian assistance as well as its
educational and cultural aid to
Pyongyang. He is also likely to
explain his government’s stand
on nuclear programme of his
country, sources added.
India’s External Affairs Minister and Korea’s Foreign Minister had last met at Bandar
Seri Begawan on June 31, 2013.
» N Korea, Page 9

Young striker Nikkin Thimmaiah scored a hat-trick as India produced their best performance of the tournament
to stun world champions Australia 4-2 and secure a place in
the third and fourth place
play-off at the Azlan Shah Cup
hockey tournament.
Details on Page 17

Rafale will give IAF
some ‘oxygen’
The 36 Rafale fighter jets that
India is procuring from
France will provide some
“oxygen” to the IAF.
Details on Page 9

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vs Rajasthan Royals
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vs Kings XI Punjab
8 pm


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