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SC bans sale, registration of Lok Sabha passes GST Bills
after marathon debate
BS-III vehicles from April 1 Historic step towards a new indirect tax regime
Not in race for post of Health of public more important than the automobile industrys interests Special Correspondent
President: Bhagwat NEW DELHI
NAGPUR Krishnadas Rajagopal The seminal issue is In a historic step towards im-
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak NEW DELHI whether the sale and regis- plementing a new, consolid-
Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat The health of the citizen is tration and therefore the ated indirect tax regime
on Wednesday ruled himself more important than the commercial interests of man- from the proposed date of
out of the election for the commercial interests of the ufacturers and dealers of July 1, the Lok Sabha on
post of the President of India automobile industry, the Su- such vehicles that do not Wednesday passed four
to be held later this year. preme Court observed on meet the Bharat Stage-IV Bills, relating to the imple-
NEWS PAGE 10 Wednesday and ordered a emission standards as on mentation of the Goods and
freeze on the registration April 1, 2017 takes primacy Services Tax (GST), follow-
Nalanda interim and sale of BS-III fuel compli- over the health hazard due ing a marathon nine-hour
V-C quits ant vehicles by any manu- to increased air pollution of long debate.
RAJGIR facturer or dealer on and millions of our country men Congratulations to all
Nalanda International from April 1, when the next and women. The answer is the countrymen over pas-
University interim Vice- level and environmentally quite obvious, it observed. sage of the GST Bills. New
Chancellor Pankaj Mohan friendly BS-IV fuel emission Vehicle manufacturers Year, New Law, New
resigned on Wednesday standards are scheduled to who had approached the Bharat, Prime Minister Nar- The passage of the Bills sovereignty in the Council,
following alleged incidents kick in. court argued that they were endra Modi said in a tweet in followed a day-long debate Union Finance Minister
of sexual assault by two On and from April 1, 2017 entitled by law to manufac- Hindi soon after the legisla- in the Lok Sabha, in which Arun Jaitley said in reply to
students, one of whom was such vehicles that are not BS- ture BS-III vehicles till March tions were passed. Opposition leaders raised the objections.
suspended. IV compliant shall not be 31, 2017. several objections such as The recommendation of
NATION PAGE 6 sold in India by any manu- They had not violated the Assemblies to act the disempowerment of Par- the rates will come from the
facturer or dealer, that is to law. So, the sale and registra- The Lower House passed the liament in setting tax rates, Council. But the Council has
say that such vehicles, meeting BS-III standards on on proof that such a vehicle tion of these vehicles should Central GST Bill, Integrated the reduction in the fiscal two-thirds voting by the
whether two wheeler, three and from April 1. has already been sold on or not be prohibited after April GST Bill, GST Compensation autonomy of the States, why States and one-third by the
wheeler, four wheeler or All the vehicle registering before March 31, 2017, the 1 with the introduction of BS- Bill, and the Union Territory there are several tax rates Centre. The GST Council has
commercial vehicles will not authorities under the Motor court directed. IV norms. They should be GST Bills. The fifth GST legis- when the principle is to be been given the power to
be sold, a Bench of Justices Vehicles Act, 1988 are pro- given a reasonable time after lation, the State GST Bill, will of one nation, one tax, and only make a recommenda-
Madan B. Lokur and Deepak hibited from registering such Reasons in due course April 1 to dispose of their need to be passed by the le- the need for the levy of addi- tion regarding the model
Gupta ordered. vehicles on and from April 1, The court said it would stock. gislative assemblies of each tional cesses. law.
The court further prohib- 2017 that do not meet BS-IV give detailed reasons for the of the States and Union Ter- The States and the
DELHI METRO 6 PAGES ited registration of vehicles emission standards, except ban in due course. CONTINUED ON PAGE 10 ritories with legislature. Centre have pooled their CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

Oppn forces
Westinghouse iles for bankruptcy

amendments A parliamentary pass

to Finance Bill Move may impact Toshibas plans for setting up six Andhra nuclear reactors
Kallol Bhattacherjee India Ltd (NPCIL). The Hindu
Special Correspondent NEW DELHI had earlier reported that the
New Delhi
Japanese nuclear major June 2017 deadline would be
The Opposition ensured Toshiba has announced that uncertain if Westinghouse
that the Rajya Sabha adop- its embattled U.S. nuclear was to go ahead with filing
ted five amendments to the wing Westinghouse has filed for bankruptcy.
Finance Bill, which was put for bankruptcy. Westing- However, the U.S. em-
to voting in the Upper houses move to file for bank- bassy issued a statement
House on Wednesday, put- ruptcy would cause a $4.3 after the development, and
ting the government in an billion loss for Toshiba and is said that the U.S. Govern-
embarrassing situation. likely to impact the com- ment remains committed to
The amendments adop- panys plans for setting up civil nuclear cooperation
ted were deletion of the six nuclear reactors in In the doldrums: The logo of Westinghouse put up at the with India.
provision that denied the Andhra Pradesh under the World Nuclear Exhibition 2014 near Paris. REUTERS * Though Westinghouse has
right to an I-T assessee to India-U.S. nuclear deal. faced several controversies
know the reason why he or According to the agree- and Prime Minister Naren- tual arrangements by June in recent years, the bank-
she had been raided, a ment over nuclear liability dra Modis visit to Washing- 2017 for six reactors to be ruptcy is the biggest crisis
clause which gave un- which followed former U.S. ton DC in June 2016, both built in Andhra Pradesh by for the company.
bridled powers to an assist- President Barack Obamas sides had agreed to work to- Westinghouse and the Nuc-
ant commissioner of I-T visit to India in January 2015 ward finalising the contrac- lear Power Corporation of CONTINUED ON PAGE 10
dept was also declined;
and an amendment to the Games people play: Joyce George, CPI(M)-backed Independent MP from Idukki, and
Theresa May
Companies Act.
Kodikkunnil Suresh, Congress MP from Mavelikara, play football in Parliament on Wednesday
after the launch of a national mission to propagate the game. R.V. MOORTHY *

triggers U.K. Now, Kenyan woman

Recover 97 cr from AAP, orders L-G exit from EU attacked in Greater Noida
Vidya Ram

Government had spent money in advertisements in violation of SC guidelines

Britain has formally
She was beaten and kicked in the abdomen by some men
triggered its departure Purusharth Aradhak sons stopped her cab and at-
Staff Reporter ective said. While the AAP refused to mittee are Rajat Sharma, from the EU, commencing
New Delhi
Greater Noida tacked her. They thrashed
According to sources, the comment, the Congress and Chairman and Editor-in- two years of negotiations Two days after the attack on and abused her and later
Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal advertisements range from the Bharatiya Janata Party Chief of India TV and presid- with its European part- Nigerian nationals, a young fled from the scene. The vic-
on Wednesday directed those which were published (BJP) welcomed the move. ent of the News Broadcasters ners. Kenyan woman was al- tim somehow managed to
Chief Secretary M.M Kutty to outside the territory of Delhi Association, and Piyush The six-page letter, legedly beaten and kicked by reach her home. Around 8
recover 97 crore from the except those related to Committee report Pandey, Executive Chairman signed by Prime Minister some unidentified persons a.m. when her health deteri-
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for tenders and appointments According to Raj Niwas, Mr. and Creative Director, South Theresa May late on Tues- while travelling in a cab in orated, her friends took her
self-promotion through gov- to those mentioning the Baijals orders were based on Asia, Ogilvy & Mather. day, was handed over by Greater Noida on to Kailash Hospital.
ernment advertisements in name of the party, publi- a report by a three-member The committee was con- Sir Tim Barrow, the U.K.s Wednesday. After the fresh attack, the
alleged violation of Supreme cising the views of its func- committee headed by stituted by the I&B Ministry permanent representative The incident took place Association of African Stu-
Court guidelines. tionaries on development in former Chief Election Com- on the directions of the Su- to the EU, to European early in the morning. Maria Burendi at a hospital in dents in India released an
The recovery has to be other states and those which missioner B.B Tandon. The preme Court. Council president Donald Twenty-five-year-old Maria Greater Noida on appeal. This is to inform all
made within 30 days, the dir- targeted the opposition. other members of the com- CONTINUED ON PAGE 10 Tusk in Brussels at 13.20 Burendi claimed she was Wednesday. PTI * African students and various
local time. beaten and kicked in the ab- international country groups
pel both Britain and the EU stopped her cab. The victim for CCTV footage from the please continue to remain
into a new territory, as the
CEOs plan to go under to stop pollution country becomes the first
nation in history to trigger
was taken to Kailash Hos-
pital and later discharged.
The police have lodged an
spot, she said, adding that
the victim was in trauma
and not talking to the police.
indoors as the situation
around the city is still
Article 50, the six-para- FIR and launched a hunt for The police traced the cab This is a call following an
Business heads to highlight waste and global warming with scuba-dive conference graph-long section of the the culprits. driver in the evening and he attack on a Kenyan woman
Lisbon Treaty, briefly out- Superintendent of Police, claimed no attack took currently admitted to
S. Anil Radhakrishnan and also unveil the logo, lining the process for exit- Greater Noida, Sujata Singh place. Both the driver and Kailash Hospital. With re-
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM long-term plan and ing the union. said the incident took place the complainants state- gards to food and other daily
Several Chief Executive sustainability itinerary for The U.K. is now leaving when the woman was re- ments are contradictory. home needs that might
Officers (CEOs) of their Ocean Love the European Union turning from Delhi. The The driver told us it was a prompt anyone to go out, we
Technopark here will take campaign. there is no turning back, victim lives in Alstonia resid- normal trip and he didn't are working towards creat-
their message against Each CEO is to have an Ms. May told the House of ential society. A few metres witness any attack, said Ms. ing a system to ensure that
marine pollution and global assistant at the meeting, and Commons just after the away from Alstonia, the cab Singh. supplies gets across to you
warming to a new level - communication will happen handover. I have been was stopped by the goons Sanil Kapoor of Kailash all, the association said.
underwater. using hand gestures and clear that we will work con- and the victim was slapped, Hospital said: There were Earlier, five people were
They are set to participate slates. The CEO of structively in a spirit of she said. no visible injury marks. She arrested in connection with
in the first ever undersea The venue: The sea of Kovalam, which is seen here being Udayasamudra Leisure sincere cooperation to Acting on the complaint, complained of abdominal the attack on African stu-
conference of CEOs off cleaned in February, will host the meet. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT * Beach Hotel and Spa, Raja bring this partnership into we have lodged an FIR un- pain. We took her for ultra dents in Greater Noida,
Kovalam on April 10, to draw Gopal Iyer and Managing being. Britain will also der sections 504 (intentional sound, but the report is nor- which triggered concerns
attention to the twin five or six metres into the chairs around a steel U- Director of diving specialists withdraw from the insult with intent to provoke mal. No major injury has over their safety and promp-
environmental challenges. Arabian sea, aided by scuba shaped table. The CEOs will Bond Safari, Jackson Peter, European Atomic Energy breach of peace), 506 (pun- been found. ted the intervention of Ex-
At the event, five chosen gear. They will conduct take a pledge and sign a are on the team. Kerala Community. ishment for criminal intim- The victim, a student of ternal Affairs Minister
CEOs will swim off Grove business for 30 to 35 memorandum to Protect Tourism is extending idation) and 323 (punish- Noida International Univer- Sushma Swaraj.
beach in a resort, to descend minutes, seated on steel the Ocean and Marine life, support to the event. ment for voluntarily causing sity, said half a dozen per- SEE ALSO DELHI METRO PAGE 1




Ensure peace in hill areas

DELHI Timings
Thursday, March 30
RISE 06:14 SET 18:38
Two charred SC cancels job of 10K
to death in
RISE 07:54 SET 21:08
Friday, March 31
teachers in Tripura
RISE 06:12 SET 18:38 There is no scope for violence in democracy, Mamata tells district oicials
RISE 08:40 SET 22:13
Saturday, April 01 Special Correspondent the officials that maintaining the Trinamool Congress gov-
Press Trust of India Opposition seeks CMs resignation
Kolkata Malda (WB)
RISE 06:11 SET 18:39 peace was their job. Demo- ernment has managed to en- Two persons were burnt to Syed Sajjad Ali
RISE 09:30 SET 23:18 Ahead of the elections to cracy is all about peace and sure peace in the hills, which Agartala
death inside a heavy
four municipalities in Dar- there is no scope for violence were often rocked by strikes vehicle which caught fire In a major blow to the Com-
jeeling, West Bengal Chief here, she added. and bandhs over the de- after colliding with a trailer munist Party of India (Marx-
Minister Mamata Banerjee mand for Gorkhaland. truck in Malda district, po- ist) government in Tripura,
on Wednesday asked the dis- Polls in Darjeeling lice said on Wednesday. the Supreme Court on Wed-
trict administration to en- Elections to four municipalit- Arrest criminals The two victims, the driver nesday upheld an order of
sure peace and rule of law in ies in the hills -- Darjeeling, During the meeting, she and the khalasi of the the High Court of Tripura
the hills. Kurseong, Kalimpong and pointed out that criminals vehicle, were stuck inside that terminated the job of
Mirik -- will be held in May. were roaming freely and all after the accident on NH-34 10,323 teachers, citing faulty
Development needed Ms. Banerjee comments those against whom war- at Sujapur under Kaliachak recruitment procedure.
People in the hills want assume importance as the Mamata Banerjee *
rants have been issued need police station last night, SP Following the verdict, the Manik Sarkar *

peace and development, hills have for the past four to be put behind bars. Arnab Ghosh said. Opposition Trinamool Con-
Ms. Banerjee, who is on a decades witnessed a separat- tained political dominance The Chief Minister also The vehicle, registered gress (TMC) and the BJP has 31. The court has also al-
five-day visit to north Bengal, ist movement aimed at cre- in the hills, but in this elec- said that a police officer of in Punjab, was carrying demanded the resignation lowed the 10,323 teachers to
told officials at an adminis- ation of a separate State of tion the Trinamool Congress the rank of Additional Super- some petrol containers of Chief Minister Manik continue their job till
trative meeting at Pintail vil- Gorkhaland. is most likely to challenge intended of Police should be which caught fire following Sarkar and School Educa- December 31 and has said
lage in Siliguri. The Gorkha Janmukti the dominance of the GJM. deployed in the Kurseong the collision and the two tion Minister Tapan that they can apply in the
The Chief Minister told Morcha has so far main- Over the past few years sub-division. were burnt to death. Chakraborty. The Opposi- fresh recruitment initiative.
tion parties also announced Chief Justice Deepak Ku-
that they would begin a mar Gupta, who presided
protest on Thursday to de- over a division Bench of the
mand a judicial probe into High Court of Tripura that
what they called was the passed the May 7 judgment,
biggest ever recruitment is now a judge in the Su-
scam in the State. preme Court.
After holding hearings for Describing the SC order
two consecutive days, a Su- as historic, the TMC and
preme Court Bench of the BJP said that the order
Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel would fight the menace of
and Uday Umesh Lalit rejec- corruption and nepotism
ted the Special Leave Peti- under the Left Front
tion (SLP) of the Tripura government.
government and upheld the
HC order dated May 7, 2014. On alert
TMC leader Sudip Roy Bar-
Transparent procedure man and State BJP vice-pres-
The High Court of Tripura ident Subal Bhowmik de-
had cancelled recruitment manded that the CM and
of all teachers made from Education Minister step
March 2010 in undergradu- down. Otherwise we will
ate, graduate and post make them resign through
graduate categories. In the vigorous movement, Mr.
brief order, the SC directed Bhowmik added.
the State to complete trans- CPI(M) leaders were not
parent recruitment proced- available for comment. Fol-
ure as per guidelines of the lowing the SC order, police
National Council for stations across the State
Teacher Education by May were put on high alert.

HC Bench
Staff Reporter
Members of the Ganjam
Bar Association (GBA) held
a demonstration here on
Wednesday demanding es-
tablishment of a perman-
ent Bench of the Odisha
High Court for south
Odisha in Berhampur.

Protest rally
The lawyers blocked the
road in front of the court
for more than an hour and
then took out a rally. The
rally concluded at the of-
fice of the Revenue Divi-
sional Commissioner,
Southern Division, where
they handed over a
memorandum addressed
to the Chief Minister de-
manding measures for an
early decision on setting
up of a permanent Bench
in Berhampur.
The agitating lawyers
were led by GBA president
P. Narasingha Patro, secret-
ary Pitabash Panda, State
Bar Council member Dipak
Patnaik and former office-

Long-pending demand
Permanent Benches of the
HC in the southern and
western parts of the State
has been a long-standing
demand. For more than a
decade, the GBA has been
agitating over it.

IED blast at
border town
Press Trust of India
An Improvised Explosive
Device exploded in the bor-
der town of Moreh in Ma-
nipur this morning, the po-
lice said.
No one was injured in
the explosion at Shiv
Shankar Mandir locality of
Moreh, a senior police of-
ficer said.
A concrete wall in the vi-
cinity of the blast site was
partially damaged under
its impact, he said.

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Nitish dinner diplomacy No going back on red RSS-like
outit to help
beacon light policy
sets tongues wagging Committed to end VIP culture: CM
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India Former hockey player
N.D. Tiwari hospitalised Alliance partners RJD and JD(U) have shared a rocky relationship in recent past Chandigarh Aslam Sher Khan on Wed-
after infection Punjab Chief Minister Am- nesday announced forma-
LUCKNOW Amarnath Tewary the Public Distribution Sys- arinder Singh on Wednes- tion of the Rashtriya Con-
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Patna tem of the BJP-ruled state. day ordered the transfer of gress Swayamsevak Sangh
Minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari Will Chief Minister Nitish Ku- Meanwhile, the RJD lead- the transport department on the lines of the RSS to
has been admitted to Ram mar make another U-turn ers, said sources, too have official responsible for the help the Congress during
Manohar Lohia Institute of and join hands with former been weighing options on error on the red beacon is- next years Assembly elec-
Medical Sciences (RMLIMS) long time partner, the BJP, or how to survive in case Mr sue and ruled out any slow- tions in Madhya Pradesh
here following an infection. will he wait till the 2019 par- Kumar makes a sudden U- down on the review and and Chhattisgarh.
The 91-year-old leader was liamentary poll to see how turn and goes with the BJP. withdrawal of security to Punjab Chief Minister The new outfit will as-
taken to RMLIMS on Tuesday Opposition politics take Senior RJD leaders like political leaders in the State. Amarinder Singh *
sist the Congress, like the
night. - PTI shape and under whom to Raghuvansh Prasad Singh Talking to mediapersons RSS helps the BJP covertly,
counter Prime Minister Nar- and Bhai Virendra have been in the Vidhan Sabha gallery commitment to eradicate to win Assembly elections
endra Modi? attacking the JD(U) and Mr here, Mr Singh made it clear the VIP culture in the State, next year, he said here.
Men who snatched This seems to be the ques- Kumar for not following the that there would be no he added. He also ruled out
cops AK-47 arrested tion in Bihars political cor- coalition dharma. change in his governments any slowdown in the with- Without uniform
JAMMU ridor these days as all has Recently, when RJD leader red beacon policy, as man- drawal or pruning of secur- The structure of RCSS will
Four people, including the not been going well between and Deputy CM Tejaswi Ya- dated in the Congress poll ity to political leaders and be the same as that of
prime accused, who had the two major ruling alliance Whats cooking: A dinner party thrown by the CM for dav, elder brother and manifesto and ratified officers, saying security was Rashtriya Swayamsevak
attacked the personal security partners of the state, the legislators, including BJP MLAs, set the buzz in political Health Minister Tej Pratap through a Cabinet decision. given based on threat Sangh but without the
officer of a cleric in Jammu Rashtriya Janata Dal and the corridors about a possible new alignment. - FILE PHOTO *
Yadav or any member of the His government, he said, perceptions. Sanghs uniform, the Con-
last week and fled with his Janata Dal (U). Lalu Prasad family were ab- was fully committed to end gress leader said.
AK-47 rifle have been Though, Mr Kumar and the two ruling alliance we met with each other, sent from the Bihar Diwas the VVIP culture in the State Necessary steps I have decided to form
arrested and the weapon his alliance partner, RJD partners. commented most BJP lead- celebrations inaugurated by and there would be no fur- The Chief Minister said he RCSS as the Congress has
recovered, police said on chief Lalu Prasad, have been But, whether the cooked ers after coming out of the Mr Kumar, the party alleged ther relaxation in the ex- had directed the DGP to become devoid of workers
Wednesday. - PTI dismissing any such specula- food will be sweet or sour dinner party. that their leaders were not emptions, barring those laid take necessary steps for im- at the grassroots level, a re-
tion, political developments only time will tell, he invited. down by the Cabinet. plementing the security re- quisite for a political
taking place every day in the added. Game of possibilities The RJD is a bigger party The Chief Minister made view decision in the interest party, said the former
Man held for posting coalition triggers ready to of- Recently, the dinner party Senior BJP leader Sushil Ku- with 80 MLAs in the alliance it clear that he and his cab- of good policing. Olympian who was also a
objectionable pictures fer debate and dialogue. thrown by Mr Kumar to legis- mar Modi, who too attended and it should have given its inet colleagues would not He said with the with- Union Minister.
JHABUA You see, hindsight is al- lators, including BJP MLAs, the dinner party, has said due. The government should use red beacons, which they drawal of police personnel Those who dont want to
A homeopathic doctor was ways better than foresight set the buzz in political cor- that politics is the game of rectify its error of not invit- had decided to voluntarily and doing away with the be associated with any
arrested from Para town of and the developments hap- ridors about the new polit- possibilities and if Nitish Ku- ing the Dy CM for the func- give up even though the prevalent system of deploy- political party and are sec-
the district for allegedly pening in hindsight between ical alignment in the offing. mar can join hands with Lalu tion, Mr Virendra said. party manifesto had exemp- ing police personnel on ular can become RCSS vo-
posting an objectionable the two partners suggest The RJD leadership was not why not with the BJP again? On Wednesday, Mr Te- ted them. He stated that he VVIP routes, the surplus po- lunteers, he said. The Uttar
picture and a comment on enough to say something is happy with the BJP legislat- On his recent visit to Ch- jaswi Yadav came to the state had directed to shift out the licemen relieved from these Pradesh Assembly elec-
social media platform, police cooking up somewhere, a ors invited to the dinner but hattisgarh, Mr Kumar not assembly he did not sit next officers responsible for superfluous duties would be tions showed that a party
said. The 30-year-old doctor senior RJD leader said while they refrained from making only paid a courtesy visit to to Mr Kumar but preferred Tuesdays goof-up. available for posting in their which relies only on the
identified as one Atiq Khan listing the everyday develop- any comment. his counterpart, Raman to sit along with other Removal of red beacons is respective districts to minority vote bank can not
was arrested on Tuesday. - PTI ments taking place between The food was good and Singh, but also appreciated ministers. part of his governments strengthen public policing. survive, Mr Khan said.

Spurious ghee units

unearthed in Haryana
Himachal sufered after creation Newly married couple alleges harassment
Two factories which allegedly
manufactured spurious ghee
have been busted in Hisar by
of NITI Aayog, says Virbhadra Five policemen, including an SHO, accused of misbehaving with them
a special unit of the Haryana Mohammed Iqbal were allegedly in an inebri- Home Minister Gulab vent the policemen from dis-
Chief Ministers flying squad,
officials said on Wednesday.
Not received even a single penny from the body JAIPUR ated condition, asked the Chand Kataria assured the charging their duties. They
A newly married couple in couple for their marriage House that a senior police of- were produced before a Met-
Scores of cans with labels of Staff Correspondent The State, he said is now get- Jodhpur has accused five po- certificate. When they objec- ficer would conduct an in- ropolitan Magistrate the next
reputed ghee brands were SHIMLA ting the assistance only un- licemen, including the Sta- ted, a policeman allegedly quiry into the matter. day and released on bail.
also found from the two Himachal Pradesh Chief der the 14th Finance Com- tion House Officer of pulled the womans hair and We have instituted an in-
spots. - PTI Minister Virbhadra Singh on mission and has not received Sardarpura police station, of pushed her inside a PCR van. Duo created ruckus quiry into the matter by a
Wednesday blamed the even a single penny from the misbehaving with them The couple said they got Jodhpur (West) Deputy Com- woman IPS officer, said Mr.
Centre for depriving the NITI Aayog. He said that the while they were returning married on February 22. The missioner of Police Samir Singh.
Road rage claims State from all sorts of central State is seeking help from home after watching a movie incident, which took place Kumar Singh told The Hindu Asked if the couple had
auto drivers life assistance and support. the World Bank and other late at night last week. on March 21 night was raised that the couple were arres- filed a complaint against the
Jaipur It has happened mainly agencies. The police have also re- in the Rajasthan Assembly ted late on March 21 night policemen in court, he said
In a case of road rage in Churu after the abolition of Plan- Himachal Chief Minister gistered a case against the during zero hour on when they created a ruckus the police were yet to receive
district, a 36-year-old auto- ning Commission and the Virbhadra Singh * Central grant increased couple. The policemen, who Tuesday. on the road and tried to pre- any notice in this regard.
rickshaw driver died after he creation of NITI Aayog, he On the other hand, the op-
was hit on the head with a said in the Vidhan Sabha. by the Modi government at position, led by former Chief
brick by a commuter even as Speaking during the ques- the Centre. Minister Prem Kumar Dhu-
passers-by remained mute tion hour, the octogenarian He said the State had re- mal, maintained that the
spectators. A incident was Chief Minister slammed the ceived an assistance of 2767 central grant has increased
caught by a CCTV camera opposition for creating an il- crore during the last days of manifolds after the NDA gov-
installed in the Ghantaghar lusion about disbursement Planning Commission in the ernment came to power at
area of the city. - PTI of a massive aid to the State previous UPA government. the Centre.






Anna Hazare hints at launch


Summer blues

of agitation for Lokpal again

Will announce the date in a letter to the Prime Minister soon
Special Correspondent power to the Lokpal. [State] governments would
Pune I do not accept the have certainly followed the
Anti-graft activist Anna Haz- reason given by the govern- Prime Ministers order, had
are hinted at launching an- ment to explain the delay. It such directives been is-
other agitation to protest has said that the committee sued, Mr. Hazare said.
against Prime Minister Nar- to select the Lokpal cannot Since Mr. Modis ascen-
endra Modi-led Central gov- be constituted as the post of sion to power in 2014, the
ernments failure to appoint the Leader of Opposition, anti-corruption crusader
the Lokpal, even after being who is to be a member of has locked horns with the
in power for three years. the selection committee, is Union government over sev-
Speaking to reporters at still vacant in the Lok Sabha. eral issues, threatening in-
his native village, Ralegan However, if the new chief of definite agitations and fasts.
Siddhi, in Ahmednagar dis- the Central Bureau of In- In 2015, Mr. Hazare can-
trict on Wednesday, the sep- Anna Hazare * vestigation (CBI) can be ap- celled his proposed foot-
tuagenarian activist said he pointed in the absence of march from Wardha to
would announce the date of three years, but time has the LoP, then why cant the Delhi in protest against the
the agitation in a letter to come to relaunch the agita- Lokpal be selected? Mr. controversial anti-farmer
Mr. Modi soon. tion against corruption. Hazare said. clauses in the Land ordin-
He said his decision to be- Non-implementation of the ance Bill, due a drought in
gin the agitation was con- Lokpal is a great insult to Lokayukta appointments Wardha that year. The activ-
veyed to the Prime Minister the sentiment of people. He added that Lokayuktas ist had differed with the
in a letter sent on Tuesday. Mr. Hazare said he still re- should have been appointed Prime Minister over the
However he remained vague ceived numerous graft com- in all the States by now, legislation.
on the date of the agitation. plaints from people across even if the Lokpal could not He also attacked Mr. Modi
Mr. Hazare has withdrawn the country. He also at- be appointed in the absence over the delay in imple-
proposed agitations against tacked the Centres for its of the LoP. mentation of the One Rank
the Bharatiya Janata party apparent indifference to- But even in the States One Pension (OROP) for de-
(BJP)-led Central govern- wards weeding out corrup- where the ruling BJP is in fence personnel, by joining
ment in the past. tion and said that political power, the Lokayuktas have ranks with former service- The weather drill: With temperatures on the rise, people are rushing to buy new air coolers and air conditioners, or getting the old
He said, I was silent for parties are scared of losing not been appointed. These men in their agitation. ones repaired, at Nagpurs cooler bazaar at Mahatma Phule Market on Wednesday. S. SUDARSHAN *

Mundhe joins oice in Pune Goa BJP to felicitate BJP picks Seema Savle as PCMC panel chief
Press Trust of India
Pune Amit Shah on April 9 Shoumojit Banerjee
held on Friday. Ms. Savle,
who was earlier with the
It is believed that former
NCP heavyweight-turned-
IAS officer Tukaram The Bharatiya Janata Partys Shiv Sena, joined the BJP just BJP MLA Laxman Jagtap
Mundhe took charge as the Prakash Kamat He said around 25,000 (BJP) three-time corporator before the recent civic chose Ms. Savle for the post
Chairman and Managing Panaji people will attend the felicit- Seema Savle has been nom- elections. of PCMCs standing commit-
Director of the Pune Ma- The Goa Bharatiya Janata ation cum public rally. The inated as chief of the stand- Sarang Kamtekar, BJPs tee chief.
hanagar Parivahan Maham- Party (BJP) will felicitate Union Minister for Road ing committee of the Pimpri- general secretary, said, dur- There was disgruntlement
andal Ltd. (PMPML), the Amit Shah, the partys na- Transport and Highways Chinchwad Municipal Cor- ing the NCPs long reign over within the BJP camp over
State-run city transport util- tional president, during his and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari, poration (PCMC). the PCMC, only upper class new PCMC mayor Nitin
ity, on Wednesday. visit to the State on April 9, who was in charge of the The BJP won a massive women made it to the Kaljes candidature, as he is
Mr. Mundhe was trans- for his role in the partys vic- BJPs Goa Assembly polls, landslide in the PCMC, bag- powerful post of panel widely perceived to be Mr.
ferred here last week from tory in Uttar Pradesh and will also attend the event. ging 77 of the 128 seats. The chief. Landges pick.
Navi Mumbai, where he was Uttarakhand Assembly Mr. Gadkari, along with party also broke the decade- Ms. Savle won by a nar- The mayors post has
the Municipal Commis- elections. Mr. Parrikar, is credited as long hold of Sharad Pawar- row margin in the 2007 civic been reserved for an OBC
sioner. The bureaucrat was He will also be felicitated playing a crucial role in led Nationalist Congress polls from a reserved seat. candidate for the first two-
in the limelight for his de- for formation of BJP-led gov- formation of a BJP-led gov- Party (NCP) over the civic However, in the 2012 PCMC and-a-half years in the civic
molition drives against il- Former Municipal Commissioner of Navi Mumbai Tukaram ernment in four out of five ernment in Goa after the As- body. election, she won by 1,000 body this time.
legal constructions there. Mundhe arriving in Pune on Wednesday. MANDAR TANNU * States that went to poll sembly elections, in which Ms. Savle, from the votes from an open category The NCP won only 36
Late last year, the Navi recently. the party secured the PCMCs Indrayani Nagar seat. seats in the PCMC, following
Mumbai civic body passed a While taking charge of make them commuter-cent- Chief Minister Manohar second position with 13 area, is expected to win the She also withstood the the steady defections of
no confidence motion his new assignment, the IAS ric. Parrikar said the idea was to MLAs. Mr. Parrikar said he election unopposed as no NCP wave in the 2012 PCMC their top leaders in the area,
against Mr. Mundhe, but the officer said he would work Our main aim would be have an opportunity for the and the partys Goa chief, other candidate has filed a polls, in which the party like Mr. Landge and Azam
Maharashtra government towards improving to give good services to partys rank and file in Goa Vinay Tendulkar, will felicit- nomination. bagged 83 seats, defeating Pansare, who joined the BJP
overruled the decision. PMPMLs bus services and commuters. he said. to listen to Mr. Shah. ate Mr. Shah at the rally. The elections are to be the Sena and the BJP. before the polls.






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Will look into judgment on liquor shops Minister visits hospital,
Supreme Court tells States it needs time to decide whether it can or should modify Dec. 15 verdict
shunts out doctor
Krishnadas Rajagopal should do. We will see what not an illegal trade. The Action after row over expired medicine
NEW DELHI we can do. We will post this people back it, State govern-
The Supreme Court on Wed- case for hearing tomorrow ments back it, Mr. Rohatgi Staff Reporter allegedly taking bribe, to re-
nesday said it would not turn [Thursday] at 2.30 p.m., submitted. HYDERABAD moving a senior doctor, Dr.
Nalini Netto appointed a deaf ear to State govern- Chief Justice Khehar told the Senior advocate K.K. Telangana Health Minister Reddy has maintained that
Kerala Chief Secretary ments apprehension that a lawyers before the Bench Venugopal said the court Dr. C. Laxma Reddy shunted any act of negligence or
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM blanket ban on liquor vends rose for the day. should not merely look at out a senior doctor from the dereliction will be firmly
The Kerala Cabinet has within 500 metres of na- the road accidents and Gandhi Hospital for non- dealt with by the health ad-
appointed 1981 batch IAS tional and State highways Pleas by T.N., Telangana deaths caused by drunk driv- performance during an in- ministration.
officer Nalini Netto as the would see a literal collapse in Leading the attack against ing, but consider the macro spection on Wednesday. A former superintendent
States new Chief Secretary. State revenues, leaving them the December 15 judgment picture. Liquor sales earned Dr. Reddys inspection of Niloufer Hospital was re-
Ms. Netto will take over from with no option but to ap- were the Tamil Nadu and revenue for the States. comes on the heels of al- moved earlier this year. The
incumbent S.M. Vijayanand. proach the Centre with a Telangana governments, rep- Chief Justice Khehar, who leged use of expired medi- ward boys of Gandhi Hos-
As Additional Chief Secretary, begging bowl for welfare resented by Attorney-Gen- was leading the Bench for cine at the hospital last pital were suspended after a
she has been holding charge funds. eral Mukul Rohatgi, who sub- the first time in place of his week. An inquiry is under man rode to his doctors ap-
of Home and Vigilance, A Bench of Chief Justice of mitted that the predecessor Justice T.S. way to establish the veracity pointment on a toy car.
besides functioning as India J.S. Khehar, Justices implementation of the ver- Thakur in this case, respon- of the allegations. His wife alleged that the
Secretary to Chief Minister D.Y. Chandrachud and L. dict should be deferred by a ded that when he read the ward boys demanded a
Pinarayi Vijayan. Nageswara Rao heard the Taking to streets: A ile photo of BJP cadres demanding closure month or incalculable files, he was concerned Caution advised bribe which she was unable
States and liquor vendors of liquor vends along highways in Puducherry. S.S. KUMAR * losses would visit the about the phenomenal Dr. Reddy inspected the to pay.
Six NH will criss-cross beyond court hours. They States. number of deaths caused by pharmacy and advised doc- Earlier, a man who was
Amaravati, says Naidu have asked the court to comply with the court dead- the varied topography and Mr. Rohatgi said the local drunk driving. tors to be cautious while unable to pay a bribe at the
GUNTUR modify its December 15, 2016 line of April 1, 2017. commerce of the States. authorities should be roped The Kerala government ar- weeding out expired drugs. Government Chest Hospital
Amaravati, the capital of judgment directing the re- The issue is serious. We in to identify the trouble gued that its highways were Gandhi Hospital has been succumbed to respiratory
Andhra Pradesh, will be moval of all liquor vends loc- Revenue loss need some time to consider spots where drunken driv- heavily populated on both in the eye of a storm in the distress after he was al-
connected with the rest of ated within 500 metres of The States argued that in- whether we can or we ing occurred, especially with sides and outlets were run by recent past, forcing the gov- legedly denied oxygen sup-
the country by six national national and State highways. stead of a blanket one-size- should or we must modify fatal results, and the ban en- the State itself. Sikkim ar- ernment to come down port.
highways, Chief Minister N. The State governments fits-all approach ban, the our judgment. Our minds are forced selectively in these gued that earnings from li- heavily on its staff. From The Chest Hospital had
Chandrababu Naidu said, and the Union Territories court should take a gradual- not closed. We are con- areas. Should this ban be quor comprised 26% of its suspension of two ward then suspended two ward
after laying the foundation have just two more days to ist approach after studying sciously thinking what we enforced en masse? Liquor is revenue. boys earlier this month for boys.
stone for seven seed access
roads on Wednesday. The
highways will ensure road
connectivity with all major
cities in the country, he said.

Drugs worth 25 lakh CMs in mining case: SC methyl alcohol CEOs plan to go under to stop pollution
seized in Karnataka poisoning
Business heads to highlight waste and global warming with scuba-dive conference
Officials of the Narcotics Report in 3 months, Karnataka SIT told Special Correspondent
Control Bureau Zonal Unit of Kochi S. Anil Radhakrishnan Tourism is extending
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka Legal Correspondent niving with several bureau- Even as the Central Bureau THIRUVANANTHAPURAM support to the event.
and Telangana on Tuesday NEW DELHI crats and others in of Investigation on Wed- Several Chief Executive The CEO participants and
arrested 40-year-old Raza The Supreme Court on Wed- de-reserving of 11,797 square nesday expressed itself Officers (CEOs) of the conference schedule,
Mohammad Mustafa at the nesday asked the Special In- kilometres of forest in Bel- against taking over the case Technopark here will take which would depend on
Kempegowda International vestigation Team of the lary district, leading to relating to the death of their message against weather conditions, are to
Airport. They seized 11.8 kg of Karnataka Police to investig- large-scale illegal iron ore actor Kalabhavan Mani, the marine pollution and global be announced later. The
ephedrine worth 25 lakh ate the role of former Chief mining. Medical Board constituted warming to a new level business heads will prepare
from his possession. Ministers N. Dharam Singh The complaint by Abra- by the Kerala government underwater. with a weeks training in
and H.D. Kumaraswamy in ham T. Joseph, a business- reported to the High Court They are set to participate scuba diving and breathing
Former judge to probe the iron ore mining case and man and activist, had also that Mani had died of in the first ever undersea The venue: The sea of Kovalam, which is seen here being exercises.
phone call row file a report within three referred to reports of the methyl alcohol poisoning. conference of CEOs off cleaned in February, will host the meet. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT *
The initiative will then
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM months. then Lokayukta Justice N. The report pointed out Kovalam on April 10, to draw move ahead through a
The Kerala Cabinet has A Bench of Justices P.C. Santosh Hegde indicting that common pesticides, attention to the twin minutes, seated on steel Each CEO is to have an Beach and Marine
appointed former District Ghose and Rohinton F. Nar- several politicians, bureau- drugs, alkoloids, metallic environmental challenges. chairs around a steel U- assistant at the meeting, and Environment Protection
Judge P.S. Antony as the iman extended the stay on crats and others. and volatile poisons had shaped table. The CEOs will communication will happen Club, roping in hotels and
one-man Judicial Commission investigation against an- Mr. Joseph alleged that not been detected in the Chosen ones take a pledge and sign a using hand gestures and resorts in the southern
to probe the phone call other former Chief Minister Mr. Singh granted permis- contents verified by the At the event, five chosen memorandum to Protect slates. The CEO of coastal belt, on June 8,
controversy that led to A.K. S.M. Krishna for the period. sion in the name of farmers board. CEOs will swim off Grove the Ocean and Marine life, Udayasamudra Leisure World Ocean Day, Mr. Iyer
Saseendrans resignation as to illegal miners, for lifting A board consisting of 10 beach in a resort, to descend and also unveil the logo, Beach Hotel and Spa, Raja said.
Transport Minister. The Connivance alleged of sand. doctors had met on March five or six metres into the long-term plan and Gopal Iyer and Managing The club aims to educate
Cabinet has set a time-frame The allegations against Mr. He permitted large-scale 25 and examined the post- Arabian sea, aided by scuba sustainability itinerary for Director of diving specialists the citizen about keeping
of three months for the panel Singh and Mr. Ku- transportation of illegally mortem certificate and gear. They will conduct their Ocean Love Bond Safari, Jackson Peter, waste out of oceans, rivers
to submit its report. maraswamy included con- mined ore, he said. chemical analysis report. business for 30 to 35 campaign. are on the team. Kerala and lakes.

O. Panneerselvam faction exploring


With due reverence

launch of television channel
Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, however, denies any such move
Special Correspondent We have been talking about paganda vehicle. We are reservations on its commer-
CHENNAI it since the time he [Mr. Pan- hoping to call it Amma TV cial viability.
With almost all major polit- neerselvam] took the bold (or something that would
ical parties in Tamil Nadu step of rebelling against have Amma as a suffix/pre- Good airtime
having a satellite television Sasikala ( jailed AIADMK- fix). But it is too early to talk Of course, its natural for
channel for themselves as Amma leader). Many of his about it, he said. any political party to look for
propaganda vehicles, the AI- supporters too backed the It is learnt that this leader publicity in every possible
ADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi idea. But it is still in the dis- had held discussions with a way and that remains the
Amma) led by former Chief cussion stage as our focus senior journalist, who was mainstay for any party. But,
Minister O. Panneerselvam is right now is on winning the once associated with Jaya TV, we have to see whether it
exploring the possibility of byelection in Dr. Radhakrish- to launch the new channel. would be commercially vi-
launching its own TV nan Nagar, a senior leader able, the leader said.
channel. said. Boost to visibility Some senior leaders were
Currently, the AIADMK Another senior leader said also also said to have opined
(Amma), the DMK, the Con- All are like ours that the idea was being that initially, the party
gress, the BJP, the PMK, the Asked about it on Wednes- strongly pushed by several should capitalise on the ex-
DMDK, the Naam Tamilar day, Mr. Panneerselvam senior leaders, since they isting channels.
Katchi, the VCK and the denied there was any such think it would give the party Even without a channel,
MDMK either have official move. All the (existing neut- the much-needed visibility. we are currently getting
television channels or web ral) television channels are The intention is to have good airtime. A senior leader
channels or enjoy the back- like our channels, he told sufficient visibility among suggested that we should
ing of some private television The Hindu. the public. find ways to get maximum
channels launched by party However, a prominent It would help us a great publicity from existing chan-
men. leader in his camp, who is deal if we have our own TV nels because we should also
The idea to launch a TV believed to have the re- channel, especially when all see whether it would be pos-
channel initially came from sources to launch a TV chan- the other major parties have sible for us to sustain the
Temple ritual: Vellichapads (oracles) participating in Kavu theendal as part of the Bharani Festival held at the Sree Kudumbha senior party functionaries nel, said there was indeed a their own channels. channel amidst strong com-
Bhagavathy Temple in Kodungalloor, near Thrissur, on Wednesday. K.K. NAJEEB * backing Mr. Panneerselvam. plan to have an official pro- However, there are some petition, he added.

Early shift to renewables needed to save climate: IRENA Paper leak:

New indings released at Berlin energy dialogue show carbon emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050, many green jobs created alleges graft
T. Nandakumar grids, and new operating Special Correspondent

Go for decentralised solar practices.

Thiruvananthapuram Thiruvananthapuram
Countries across the world Kerala Leader of the Op-
must focus on accelerated Electric vehicles position Ramesh Chen-
deployment of renewable en- It also underlines the need to nithala on Wednesday sus-
ergy and energy-efficiency Special Correspondent Talking to The Hindu on switch over, he said, promote electric vehicles pected foul play and
measures to achieve a reduc- Thiruvananthapuram the sidelines of the Berlin pointing out that and liquid biofuel produc- involvement of a network
tion in carbon emissions crit- India could focus on de- Energy Transition Dia- Bangladesh had success- tion as well as to equip a total of corrupt teachers belong-
ical to keeping global tem- centralised energy solu- logue, Mr. Wuester said fully tried out leasing of 2 billion buildings world- ing to a pro-Communist
perature rise to no more tions like rooftop solar policy initiatives and regu- rooftop space for panels. wide with energy efficiency Party of India (Marxist)
than two degree Celsius, new panels, to play a greater latory mechanisms held From the cost and measures. teachers union in the leak
findings released by the In- role in the global energy the key to promoting de- technology perspective, German Foreign Minister of the SSLC maths question
ternational Renewable En- transition drive, said Hen- centralised energy. rooftop solar potential is Sigmar Gabriel and Minister paper in Kerala.
ergy Agency (IRENA) say. ning Wuester, Director, While rooftop solar has huge but it requires a for Economic Affairs Brigitte Addressing United
The findings released at Knowledge, Policy and the advantage of being framework for investors. Zypries inaugurated the Ber- Democratic Front workers
the Berlin Energy Transition Finance, International Re- easy to install and is cost Provincial regulations lin Energy Transition Dia- ahead of his protest before
Dialogue (BETD2017) held on newable Energy Agency effective, it requires in- should not turn out to be logue. High-ranking delega- the Secretariat demanding
March 20 and 21 are signific- Henning Wuester (left), Director, Knowledge, Policy and (IRENA). centives for households to detrimental, he added. tions, business a judicial probe into the
ant for India as the country Finance, IRENA. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
* representatives, energy ex- question paper leak, Mr.
races to meet its target of 175 perts, and leaders of in- Chennithala once again
GW of power from renew- ises the importance of con- change. The focus must be analysis suggests that the in- health benefits due to re- 2050, renewables should dustry, science, and civil so- called for Education Minis-
ables by 2022. sidering the needs of those on decarbonisation of the vestment for decarbonising duced air pollution. meet 80% of power genera- ciety from 93 countries, ter C. Ravindranaths
IRENA estimates that without energy access. global energy system as it ac- the energy sector would Renewable energy now ac- tion and 65% of total primary including India, were resignation.
global carbon emissions can counts for almost two-thirds boost global GDP by 0.8% by counts for 24% of global energy supply. present. The conference Teachers belonging to
be reduced by 70% by 2050 Decarbonisation of greenhouse gas emis- 2050, generate new jobs in power generation and 16% of The study stresses the showcased Germanys the Kerala School Teach-
and completely phased out The Paris Agreement reflec- sions, said IRENA Director- renewable energy, and im- primary energy supply. need for rapid growth in achievements in harnessing ers Association were the
by 2060. ted an unprecedented de- General Adnan Z. Amin. prove human welfare To achieve decarbonisa- solar and wind power, in renewables, and raising en- prime accused in the case,
The report also emphas- termination to act on climate IRENAs macroeconomic through environmental and tion, the report says that by combination with enabling ergy efficiency. he alleged.




Nalanda interim V-C quits
over sexual assault incident
Assam Irrigation Secy
in judicial custody One student suspended, another shifted to a diferent hostel
Assam Irrigation Secretary Amarnath Tewary the removal of the two stu-
Press Trust of India dents and Mr. Pankaj from
Kujendra Doley, caught Rajgir/ Patna
red-handed while accepting a the University.
bribe of 15,000, was The interim Vice-Chancellor In a letter to Chancellor
remanded in judicial custody of Nalanda International Uni- Vijay Bhatkar, Mr. Mohan
for five days on Wednesday. versity, Pankaj Mohan, wrote: Dear members of
The official was arrested on resigned owning moral re- Nalanda University Com-
Tuesday at his office by the sponsibility on Wednesday munity, I express my sincere
Vigilance and Anti-Corruption following alleged incidents apology to the members of
Bureau sleuths while of sexual assault by two stu- Nalanda University Com-
accepting the bribe from a dents, one of whom was munity for my inability to
contractor for clearing his suspended. uphold their trust. I take
pending bills. Meanwhile,
Chief Minister Sarbanada
Sonowal said such crackdown
CPI-M decides to change levy Smita Polite, Director of
Communications of the Uni-
versity, told newsmen: A
complaint against the two
Further action ithe case will be taken in due course as per the
recommendation of the ICC, said a university oicial.
moral responsibility for the
problems that the University
experienced in the last three

collection norms in Bengal

on corrupt government
officials would continue.PTI students was received a (Wednesday) and another dents took out a protest I have relinquished all
month ago, alleging that they has been shifted to another march up to the office of the the administrative positions
had sexually harassed a fel- hostel. interim Vice-Chancellor al- and I have also advised the
Three charred to death low student. An internal Further action would be leging that he was not initiat- Chancellor to institute an in-
in oil tanker fire
Move aimed at members who dodge paying levy complaint committee had taken in due course as per ing action against the two ac- quiry into the period of my
probed the matter and sub- the recommendation of the cused students though a term as Interim Vice-Chan-
Three persons were charred Soumya Das timate of the party mem- mitted its report on March ICC and under due process complaint was lodged a cellor. If I am found guilty of
to death when an oil tanker
Kolkata bers income this way, a 20, following which one stu- of the law, she added. month back. any willful error I will quit
burst into flames after it
The Bengal unit of the Com- member of the CPI-Ms State dent was suspended today Earlier, a group of stu- The students demanded the university, he wrote.
rammed a tree along National
munist Party of India-Marx- Committee said.
Highway-37 in Nagaon district
ist (CPI-M) has decided to The rules of collecting
of Assam on Wednesday, the
police said. The incident
change the way it collects
levy from party members in
levy are specified under Art-
icle X of the CPI-Ms consti- Sing Vande Mataram or Ansari to be shifted
an attempt to boost its fund- tution. While the lowest in-
occurred at Baghjan near
Jakhalabandha in the district.
The three persons were in the
With this, the collection
come slab for members
eligible for paying the levy is
face action: civic body from Lucknow jail
will be undertaken by the 1,000 per month, for which
tanker whose flames also
engulfed the tree, gutted
district committee and not one has to pay a levy of 1, Proposal also to terminate membership Takes oath as member of Assembly
three adjacent houses and a
the local committee. the highest slab in this re-
At present, the CPI-M has There are 2.5 lakh CPI-M gard is 60,001. After this, Staff reporter Ahluwalia and was passed Press Trust of India
minibus parked nearby. The Lucknow
residents, however, escaped
2.5 lakh members in Bengal. members in Bengal. members are required to Meerut by the House on Tuesday
Sources in the party told pay 4% of their incomes as The Meerut Municipal Cor- after some councillors be- Gangster-turned-BSP MLA
unhurt, the police said.PTI Mukhtar Ansari will be shif-
The Hindu that the move among the area and local levy. poration on Tuesday passed longing to the ruling BJP and
was aimed at a section of committees, he said. a resolution prohibiting its the Opposition parties ted out of Lucknow jail
members who dodge paying Real incomes members from attending its clashed over the national where he is lodged in con-
the levy by submitting dis- False estimates According to the Report on meetings if they are not song. nection with a number of
CID arrests three, seizes criminal cases.
ammunition torted estimates of income. CPI-M sources added that Organisation tabled during ready to sing the Vande
According to a member of the State Committee had no- the Kolkata Plenum of 2015, Mataram at the beginning of Opposition walks out Orders have been issued
the partys State secretariat, ticed some members trying most State Committees said the daily meetings. The meeting on Tuesday to shift him from Lucknow
The CID arrested three district jail to Banda district Mukhtar Ansari took oath as
persons and seized the highest decision-making to avoid paying levy by that a large section of There is also a proposal started with Mr. Ahluwalia
body of the CPI-M in Bengal, showing false estimates of party members did not pay to terminate the member- asking all the members to jail, ADG (Prisons) Gopal MLA on Wednesday. RAJEEV *

ammunition from them Lal Meena told PTI here on BHATT

during a raid at a guest house the State leadership had re- their income. the levy as fixed by the Cent- ship of those councillors stand up and sing the na-
cently issued a directive in One section of the party ral Committee (CC). Many who do not sing the national tional song. It was then that Wednesday.
in the Kidderpore area of the Mr.Ansari was shifted to BSP and was elected in the
city, the police said. Acting on this regard. leadership said that another State committees stated that song and instead walk out of some members belonging to
The directive stated that reason behind the move was members earning a higher the meeting. the Opposition parties the Lucknow District Jail last just-concluded Assembly
a tip-off, the CID raided the year after the announce- elections from Mau seat.
guest house late on Tuesday the State Committee had de- to streamline the collection income were not paying levy The corporation, which is walked out after which BJP
cided that instead of the of levy. as per the CC rates. Some ruled by the BJP, is expected councillors started raising ment of the merger of his Mr. Ansari on Wednesday
night and arrested arms party, the Qaumi Ekta Dal took oath as a new member
trafficking kingpin Jamirul local committee, the mem- Several procedural State committees also com- to discuss the proposal and the slogan, Hindustan me
bers would have to submit lapses had come up in a re- plained that a large number pass it in the coming meet- rehna hai to Vande Mataram (QED), and the then ruling of the State Assembly.
Hassan, alias Hossain, and his Samajwadi Party. He has been in jail since
associates Mohammed the levy to their respective cent district-wise report on of party members did not re- ings. kehna hoga (You must sing
district committees. These the collection of levy. It is veal their real incomes, it The resolution was pro- Vande Mataram if you want As the merger did not 2015 under various sections
Shabbir and Chand Alam. PTI take off, Mr. Ansari joined of the IPC.
would then distribute it difficult to get a proper es- said. posed by Mayor Harikant to stay in India).







Fresh protests
In ire ighting mode SC directs Centre to
prepare media guidelines
at mobile unit for police brieings
Chinese employee tore the Tricolour
Protect rights of accused and victims
Purusharth Aradhak cluding the employees and
Model held in Kolkata, Noida members of the Hindu Yuva Legal Correspondent The court was of the view
brought to Chittoor The mobile phone manufac- Vahini and Vishwa Hindu NEW DELHI that the last such office
CHITTOOR turing unit where the Na- Parishad had protested out- The Supreme Court on Wed- memorandum by the Centre
Sangeetha Chatterjee, the tional Flag was allegedly side the unit on Tuesday. nesday directed the Centre was issued on April 1, 2010
Kolkata-based model-turned- torn by a Chinese national to prepare fresh guidelines and since then much delib-
red sanders smuggling will remain closed till Friday FIR filed for the police to brief the eration has taken place and
operative, was arrested in after the unit witnessed The Noida police had filed media by keeping in mind the subject has been ex-
Kolkata on Tuesday by a fresh protests on Wednes- an FIR against the Chinese the protection of rights of amined from various angles
special party of Chittoor day morning amid tight se- national, who was the pro- both the accused and the particularly keeping in mind
police under the supervision curity. duction manager in the victims of crime. the protection of rights of
of Superintendent of Police The protesters, who company, based on a com- A Bench headed by Chief the accused as well as the
Ghattamaneni Srinivas, and demonstrated for nearly plaint by three employees. Justice of India J.S. Khehar protection of the rights of
was brought to Chittoor in one hour, demanded the im- The company had an- gave six weeks to the Centre the sufferer.
the early hours of mediate arrest of the nounced on Tuesday that to prepare the memor- The issue of police brief-
Wednesday. Sangeetha, 26, Chinese national. Company the unit will remain closed andum of the guidelines by ing to the media has been
was remanded in judicial representatives met the till Wednesday evening. Fol- examining the various sug- dealt with by the Supreme
custody for 14 days by the protesting employees and lowing fresh protests, it de- gestions submitted in the Court and it has passed sev-
junior civil judge. She went informed them that the cided to keep the unit shut court. eral directions on a petition
absconding in March last Chinese employee had been till Friday. The employees filed by the NGO Peoples
year. sacked. have been asked to come to Sensitive rights Union for Civil Liberties
The protesting employ- work on Friday morning. We, thereby, direct the (PUCL). The court on
17 spotted deer shifted ees also demanded eight- However, other units at the Centre to prepare a fresh September 23, 2014 had
to Satpura Tiger Reserve hour work shifts, a min- Sector 63 facility supply memorandum of police passed a slew of directions
imum salary of 15,000 per packaging and import units guidelines on media by tak- for framing guidelines in en-
Seventeen cheetals (spotted month and holiday on are still open, said Noida ing into consideration the counter cases after it was al-
deer), which were caught Sundays. The unit was Superintendent of Police rights of the accused so that leged by the PUCL that 99
using the Boma technique forced to shut down on Dinesh Yadav. To ensure no their rights are not preju- encounters took place in
from the Pench Tiger Reserve, Tuesday following tension untoward incident, heavy diced during trial and also Mumbai resulting in death
have been shifted to the over tearing of the Tricol- police force has been de- Fire in the jungle: IAFs MI-17 V5 helicopter throwing water using an under slung bambi bucket the sensitive rights of vic- of about 135 persons
Satpura Tiger Reserve by the our. Hundreds of people, in- ployed in the area. to control the blaze near the Eklingarh Military Cantonment in Udaipur on Wednesday. PTI *
tims, the Bench ordered. between 1995 and 1997.
MP forest department. About
1,000 spotted deer are to be
shifted to Satpura Tiger
Reserve in a phased manner Amit Shah rules out early Canadian Operator blacklisted for making
to deal with the shortage of
food for carnivores, Field
tourist safe public Dhonis Aadhaar form
Director of Pench Tiger
Reserve Shubhranjan Sen said
on Wednesday. The released
elections in Gujarat in Sukma
Pavan Dahat
Action likely against person who uploaded it on social media
spotted deer include 16
females and one male. So far,
a total of 35 spotted deer Development, Hindutva to be Assembly poll plank The Canadian tourist who Special Correspondent The operator, who has
had gone missing in the New Delhi been blacklisted, was em-
have been shifted, he said.
Mahesh Langa Maoist insurgency-hit A day after former Indian ployed by the agency United
He said these spotted deer
Ahmedabad Bastar region of Chhattis- cricket captain M.S. Dhoni's Telecom Ltd to enrol citizens
were now getting themselves
Ruling out early elections in garh on Sunday returned Aadhaar enrolment form for Aadhaar.
accustomed to the new
Gujarat, BJP president Amit safely to the police was made public on Twitter, On Tuesday, he had pos-
environment after their
Shah on Monday exhorted headquarters in the Sukma the Unique Identification ted a picture showing Mr.
release. PTI
party workers to prepare for district of the State on Authority of India (UIDAI) Dhoni giving his biometrics
the Assembly polls due in Wednesday. on Wednesday said the oper- for Aadhaar along with a
1.5 lakh bottles of illicit November and aim at win- ator responsible has been photo of his enrolment
John Schlazak, who was
liquor recovered ning 150 seats in the State. blacklisted for 10 years and form.
on a bicycle tour of central
CHANDIGARH further enquiry has been The issue was highlighted
In his first public rally in India, was received by a
With Statewide raids being his home State after the ordered into the incident. by Mr. Dhonis wife Sakshi
team of local reporters and
conducted by special teams BJPs landslide win in the Ut- The operator has been Singh Rawat in a tweet to
traders in the Dubbakonta
of the Haryana Chief tar Pradesh and Ut- blacklisted. He cannot work M.S. Dhoni Electronics and IT Minister
village of Sukma late on
Ministers Flying Squad, over tarakhand Assembly polls, for UIDAI for 10 years. We Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Wednesday evening.
1.5 lakh bottles of illicit liquor Mr. Shah said that people Pep talk: BJP president Amit Shah being felicitated by party are also checking who put But even sharing the @rsprasad @CSCegov_ is
Bastar police chief P.
have been recovered, officials of Gujarat have not forgotten workers in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. VIJAY SONEJI the form on social media. form is wrong. It has per- there any privacy left ??? In-
Sundar Raj confirmed that
said here on Wednesday. The Badshah and Begum rule in Action will be taken against sonal details, including ad- formation of adhaar card in-
Mr. Schlazak has reached
special teams conducted raids Ahmedabad during the Con- graphy and 59 % of the pop- party will win 150 seats them as well, UIDAI CEO dress. We will be conducting cluding application is made
Sukma safe and sound.
at a number of places in the gress regimes before 1995 ulation. But lets not forget when Mr. Modi is the Prime A.B. Pandey told The Hindu. a further enquiry and will public property!#disappoin-
However, he refused to
State to check manufacture indicating that develop- that the BJPs victory march- Minister. Asked about taking penal take action accordingly. All ted, she had tweeted.
say anything when asked if
of spurious products, illicit ment-plus-Hindutva will be started from Gujarats devel- Mr. Shah slammed the action against those in- options will be considered. Mr. Prasad, who is also
the Canadian national was
liquor and arrested those the basic theme of the opment model, Mr. Shah Congress, asking its leaders volved, Mr. Pandey said he added. the Law Minister had in his
abducted by Maoists or not.
engaged in unauthorised partys election campaign. said. to stop daydreaming of com- since Aadhaar card has not reply said @SaakshiSRawat
According to Sukma dis-
acts, a State government Today, the BJP has 352 According to him, the BJP ing to power in the State and been generated yet and it is Individual's privacy Thanks for bringing this to
trict Superintendent of Po-
spokesman said here. Officials MPs in both Houses, 1385 had won 127 seats in the stressed that the previous only the form which has The incident comes amid my notice. Sharing personal
lice Abhishek Meena, the
said over 100 people were MLAs in the country and rul- 2002 Assembly polls when Congress regimes were been made public, no penal the ongoing debate over information is illegal. Seri-
Canadian national had
arrested for involvement in ing 15 States which means Narendra Modi was Chief marred by casteism, com- action is being taken at this whether or not Aadhaar viol- ous action will be taken
come to Mumbai on Febru-
various illegal activities. 65 % of the countrys geo- Minister and in 2017, the munalism and corruption. point. ates an individual's privacy. against this.
IANS ary 14.

5 new satellites this year TMC MP sends legal notice

to raise ISRO capacity to State BJP president
First of them to be launched in April
Seeks public apology over his comments on Narada videos
Madhumathi D.S. munication fleet of 14
BENGALURU provides 200-odd transpon- would be filed against him. Singh. He said that the party
An unprecedented row of der equivalents. Another 95- Special Correspondent Mr. Ghosh had stated that would respond to such alleg-
five national communica- odd transponders have TMC MP K. D. Singh, who is ations legally.
tion spacecraft is slated to been hired on foreign satel- At a time when allegations alleged to have made money
be put in space this year lites to support Indian dir- are flying thick and fast over available to Narada News Left parties rallies
with hopes of vastly cutting ect-to-home broadcasters the Narada news videos, es- CEO Mathew Samuel for Meanwhile, during the day
the gap in satellite capacity and the agency aims to pecially after the High Court conducting the cash-on- the Left parties organised a
for different users. bring them back to its directed the Central Bureau camera operation, is close to rally over the Narada news
The first of them, GSAT-9 satellites. of Investigation to investig- Abhishek Banerjee. videos. Several TMC leaders,
or the South Asia Satellite, Referring to last year's ate the matter, Trinamool Chief Minister Mamata including some Ministers
will kick off the serial success and regularisation Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee during an inter- and MPs, were purportedly
launches in the first half of of the GSLV Mark-II rocket Banerjee has added a new view with a television chan- seen in the videos accepting
April from the Sriharikota programme that can put dimension by sending a nel recently had said that as- cash from an agent of a ficti-
space port. (Officials said up to 2,000-kg satellites to legal notice to BJP State pres- sociating with K. D. Singh tious company. Those who
they had not yet set a date space Mr. Kumar said: ident Dilip Ghosh. was a blunder. The BJP have taken bribe should be
for it.) We have overcome some The notice sent to Mr. State president, however, re- removed from their posts
of the issues of launch Ghosh states that the BJP mained defiant and said it and be arrested, Left Front
Perceptible change vehicles, now we need to leader should publicly apo- was well known how TMC chairperson Biman Bose
A.S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman produce and make more use logise or a defamation case leaders benefited from K. D. said.
of the Indian Space Re- of them, and put more satel-
search Organisation, re- lites into orbit.
cently told The Hindu: This GSAT-9 will ride on one
year we are launching with such indigenous GSLV.
five more communication
satellites. With all of them Historic and a rarity
coming up, there will defin- Five communication
itely be a drastic, percept- spacecraft spread over less
ible change in satellite capa- than a year is historic and a
city. In a matter of one year, rarity for ISRO; all these
the scene should be much years, it has launched one
better than what it is. or two communication
Mr. Kumar also said the satellites a year.
ISRO has been taking con- GSAT-18 was the lone
scious action to improve its communication satellite
overall communication sent up in late 2016.
transponders capacity; this Tentatively, ISRO has
space infrastructure sup- lined up the Internet user-
ports broadcasters, tele- friendly GSAT-19 for launch
phone, Internet service and around May; GSAT-17
other businesses. around June; GSAT-6A,
New satellites that are which like GSAT-6, is for the
constantly put up for ap- Defence forces, in Septem-
proval could ease up the ber; and its largest 5,000-
scene in the next two to plus GSAT-11 around Decem-
three years, he said. ber. GSAT-17 and GSAT-11 will
For several years now, be launched on the
the space agency has been European Ariane launcher.
beset with a capacity deficit, After INSAT-4CR was
caused by launch failures in moved to a new orbital slot
which satellites were des- a few months ago, its effi-
troyed; and a galloping de- ciency has been improved
mand from public and and a little extra capacity
private sector users. created for select use, he
The agency says its com- said.




An expansive Hindutva agenda?

The Hindutva project has succeeded in projecting itself as speaking to the deep diversities that crowd U.P.
Muslims. The egalitarian social It is a pity to watch the plight of
imaginary of the lower rungs the Muslims in Uttar Pradesh if we
among Hindus has thrown up new ignore the local bravado on display
The modern way modes of religious gatherings, re-
vitalised marginal deities, and
in some places. The Hindutva pro-
ject has been surreptitiously rede-
The government should use the new mental much social efort has gone into ining the Muslim world in this re-
the construction of shrines and gion that has global ramiications.
health law to strengthen primary care valerian rodrigues
temples and writing caste histor- It has selectively extended support

he passage of the Mental Healthcare Bill in the ies. The Hindutva expressions in to the Sui heritage, and Mr. Modi
f symbols speak, and in the this region have reached out to this even addressed the World Sui

Lok Sabha, putting it on course to become law
and repealing the Mental Health Act of 1987, will layered culture deposits of the imaginary while the other political Forum in Delhi in March 2016. It
Gangetic plain they do speak formations in the region have had has tried to win over a section of
potentially help India catch up with the advances made
loud, one of the most memorable little say on it. the Shias with an eye on Pakistan,
in the ield by other countries. India urgently needs to spectacles was Prime Minister Nar- The cryptic comment that Iran and West Asia, but also tapped
make a transition from old-fashioned approaches to endra Modis visit to Kashi Vish- Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam the historic Shia-Sunni rivalry in
providing care for those sufering from mental ill- wanath Temple on March 4, 2017. It Singh Yadav made, that Chief Min- the State to its advantage. It has not
nesses, something that China, for example, has was preceded by a roadshow in the ister Akhilesh Yadavs defeat is on been sympathetic to the demand
achieved through state-led policy reform. Even the narrow, winding streets of account of his departure from Lo- of Aligarh Muslim University for

sketchy studies on the nature of care available to Indi- Varanasi all decked up for the hiawad, has a ring of truth about it, minority status and has expressed
grand efect, following the garland- although the former himself strong resentment against the rel-
ans indicate that in terms of population coverage the
ing of the statue of Pandit Madan reached out to this social imagin- atively doctrinaire strand of Islam
new law faces a big challenge. The countrys grossly in- Mohan Malaviya at the Benares watching the deployment of Shiva ping into a religio-political project ary very little. The secular hat that upheld by the Deoband madrasa.
adequate base of professional resources is evident from Hindu University. Within the and Shakti sites spread across the that was little seen as integral to the Congress wears is totally dis- Organised Muslim political opin-
its ratio of 0.3 psychiatrists for 100,000 people (with temple precincts itself Mr. Modi ap- length and breadth of the country, Hindutva so far? connected from this groundswell. ion has largely concentrated in
marginally higher numbers taking independent private peared the great performer, oozing particularly in its peripheral re- The Bahujan Samaj Party did little carving out electoral strategies
practitioners into account), compared to Chinas 1.7. a burst of energy, while the gions. Lord Shiva is the lord of the Finger on the U.P. pulse to disabuse the charge that the rather than propose ways by which
Then there are massive deiciencies in the availability of archakas were transixed in the ar- dissenter, the renouncer, the way- The socio-political space that con- Prime Minister made in his elec- people who subscribe to deep dif-
chaic layout of the ancient temple ward, the very captive of his de- stitutes Uttar Pradesh today has al- tion rallies that it serves the good of ferences in beliefs and values but
trained clinical psychologists and psychiatric social complex. Place this spectacle votee, the great patron of arts and ways nurtured a complex internal one against its claims to represent share much of everyday life in com-
workers. Evidently, the National Mental Health Pro- alongside Mr. Modis salutation to crafts, the yogi par excellence, debate with regard to the idea of In- the many. Besides, the imper- mon can live together. The coexist-
gramme has not been suiciently funded within the Ganga Ma at the Dashashwamedh while he is at the same time the dia from the later part of 19th cen- meable walls that the dominant ence and toleration argument does
health budget; neither has capability been built in most Ghat of the river on May 17, 2014, a great destroyer, angry and disdain- tury. The great debate with regard discourse within this party erects not apply here because everyday
States to absorb the meagre allocation. Delayed though day after his victory from Varanasi ful of the social order. He inhabits to the future of Muslims in the sub- across castes and communities life is deeply caught in conlicts
it is, the new legislation can bring about change with its Lok Sabha constituency, three the peripheries of the Brahmanical continent following the demise of makes it diicult for it to access and the language of sterile secular-
years ago: and you have before you dispensation that stipulates a the Mughal Empire was centred complex modes of oppression and ism does not ofer a line of ad-
positive features. The important provisions relate to the
one of the most powerful symbols tightly ordered social universe. He around this region in which the cultural nuances that play a decis- vance.
recognition of the right to medical treatment, decrimin- to reach out to the length and is primarily the lord of the lower ulema of Deoband and Barelvi ive role in an electorally sur- The language of vikas that the
alisation of attempted suicide, explicit acceptance of breadth of India, Shiva and Par- social orders, of the margins. He is madrasas and later the Aligarh charged arena such as Uttar BJP spoke during the electioneer-
agency of people with mental illness and their freedom vathi, alongside Ganga, and their the presiding deity across the vast Movement played a decisive role. Pradesh. ing, therefore, may have to be seen
to choose treatments, prohibition of discrimination complex personiications in expanses of the Himalayas, most of One always found in this region in- through the lens of this expansive
and regulation of establishments working in the ield. myriad forms, the principles of dy- the southern part of India, and the formal groupings of religious ad- The strategy Hindutva project. Everyone is wel-
Raising efective primary and district-level coverage namism and recreation, galore hills and ghats where the herents, be they Hindus or In sum, over the years there has come to participate in the common
across India, in much more vivid Brahmanical order is precariously Muslims, who did not toe the line been little attempt to make the economic endeavour, but the
of mental health services for the general population,
forms than Ram lalan of Ayodhya. present. of any one political party. Besides, deep diversities that crowd Uttar normative and cultural codes of
without requiring people to travel long distances to see Yogi Adityanath, the new Chief For the Hindutva ideologues, at after the abolition of the zamindari Pradesh speak to one another. The such an endeavour will be gov-
a specialist and get medicines, should be a priority. Minister of Uttar Pradesh, himself least those who walk hand in hand system this region, as a whole, was Hindutva project has succeeded in erned by this project. The invoca-
Since the base of psychiatrists is low in relation to the heads a temple, the Gorakhnath with Mr. Modi, the conquest of not much shaken up by the power- projecting itself as speaking to this tion of Shiva and Shakti in this pro-
need, the use of trained general practitioners as the irst temple, named after a representa- Lord Rams place of birth at Ayod- ful agrarian and anti-caste move- diversity through a phalanx of or- ject that hitherto held irmly to a
line of contact assumes importance. Some studies show tion of Lord Shiva, a representa- hya is over; what is important is to ments that have had such powerful ganisations. Mr. Modi was only the graded order and paternalism
many of them are not conident enough with their train- tion that gathers in its fold ele- bind India together, its myriad dif- impact in the neighbouring region presiding deity, the organising would have implications for Indian
ments of Buddhism, the tantra ferences and diversities through of Bihar. centre of this process. The Uttar democracy that have been little en-
ing to detect, diagnose and manage mental illnesses.
practices, the Nathpanthi tradi- new bonds. Was the Prime Minis- However, recent evidence sug- Pradesh strategy also demon- visaged so far.
With a concerted efort, primary care physicians can be tions, and renouncer cults. ter, who said little on the Ram Jan- gests that a large number of tradi- strates that the Bharatiya Janata
trained to help people with mild and severe problems, mabhoomi issue during his numer- tional upper caste religious group- Party (BJP) will adopt very distinct
Valerian Rodrigues is formerly professor
ranging from anxiety disorders to depression, Shiva in political pantheon ous public meetings across the ings in the region have been strategies in diferent regions of In- at the Centre for Political Studies,
psychoses and conditions arising from alcohol and sub- While the Hindutva project is un- length and breadth of Uttar Pra- veering round to the Hindutva pro- dia, with a few slogans such as Jawaharlal Nehru University, and
stance abuse. Being able to get professional counselling likely to shed Ram from its political desh, opening a new front for ject, and orthodoxy has spread its Sabka sath, sabka vikas as currently National Fellow, Indian Council
will reduce the complications arising from extreme pantheon, it would be worth Hindutva? Are we, therefore, step- appeal much wider among common. of Social Science Research

stress, often the trigger for suicide. Extending health in-

surance cover is also a step forward, since out-of-pocket
expenditure has risen along with the expansion of the
private sector in this sphere, just as for other ailments.
The provision in the new legislation prohibiting seclu-
The dragon at the NSG high table
sion of patients, something that is frequently resorted Indias bid for NSG membership will continue to see hurdles, with China being vocal in its opposition
to in asylums, and the general use of electro-convulsive
therapy must be welcomed. Modern treatment ap- gela Kane, believes that India stands bassador and Board Member at the With the NSG plenary set to meet
proaches rely more on family and community support. a good 55% chance to make it but is World Afairs Council, says, Even if again in Bjern in June this year, des-
opposed to Indias push. I do not India were to allow Pakistan to pite technical preparations, a resol-
The new Central and State regulatory authorities
believe India should be a member of come in, some have suggested ution will be diicult to reach
should speedily weed out shady non-governmental re- NSG because of criterion. In a meet- China might still be averse because without political will. A top diplo-
habilitation organisations in this ield. ing that I attended, the Chinese rep- they see this as elevating India to al- mat privy to the negotiations
smita sharma resentative, a high-ranking ambas- most ranks of the P5 or Security stressed that a green light to Indias
sador, was very vocal, opposing the Council membership. entry is a political decision that
Back to square one U.S. position on this. A view from Capitol Hill is that China will have to make.

t the Carnegie Endowment In- Speculation is rife if over the next China is positioned as a focal point China may not shy away from ad-

Six years after Tahrir, Hosni Mubarak is ternational Nuclear Policy two years, either India or India and of resistance for those who were vocating keeping out all-weather
Conference in 2015, a polling Pakistan or none could make it persuaded or coerced earlier in friend Pakistan in order to keep In-
released, highlighting Egypts restive politics question asked to the hall full of through the NSG. 2008 by the Bush regime but re- dia out. Meanwhile, American dip-
global diplomats and foreign policy In the NSG plenary session in main resentful of a country-speciic lomats advise patience as India

or most of those who hit Cairos Tahrir Square in
experts was: Is there a likelihood of Seoul in June 2016, New Delhi waiver for India. But if China were already has the functionality it
2011 demanding democracy and a freer society, more than 50% that by March 24, blamed Beijing for the Consensus to shed its resistance, it would be needed with the 2008 waiver for
President Hosni Mubarak was a symbol of repres- 2017, India will become a parti- Minus One hurdle to its bid even easier to achieve consensus. nuclear commerce. A seat at the
sion. After his ouster, the dictator was tried for corrup- cipant in the Nuclear Suppliers though close to a dozen countries Grossi, Ambassador of the Argen- Meanwhile, India would have to high table will be required to inlu-
tion and causing the death of hundreds of protesters. Group? including Mexico, Brazil, Norway, tine Republic and Permanent Rep- ind ways to woo the dragon. With ence decisions and nuclear export
Still, his release last week, after six years of detention at Only one panellist and 37% of the Ireland expressed serious reserva- resentative to International Organ- the Trump administration busy in future. So, any proposal to woo
audience responded positively. tions over India not being signatory izations in Vienna and Chair of the with domestic agendas ranging baiters would have to be window-
Cairos military hospital, was received by Egyptians as
Three panellists and 67% of the to the Non Proliferation Treaty. Nuclear Suppliers Group, was from health care to the economy dressed to look considerate of fu-
just a routine development. There were no major It is now learnt from U.S. diplo- and also North Korea, Iran and the ture bids from other non-NPT play-
audience were naysayers, and they tasked with backdoor consultations
protests against his release, nor were there any rallies in were proved right. matic sources that calls were gener- for expansion of the elite club. Ac- Islamic State being the focus areas ers including Israel, instead of ap-
support an indication of what Egypts state and soci- A similar question asked to some ated from the White House as well cording to him, several formula- overseas, the U.S.-China dialogue pearing to be tailor-made only for
ety have become six years after the Arab Spring. The re- 800 delegates recently at a sub- as the State Department to some tions are on the table to deal with will hardly hinge on Beijings posi- India.
lease was long expected. Most of his associates and fam- sequent chapter of the Carnegie naysayers including New Zealand the central issue of relationship tion on the NSG tangle for now. The For now, NSG will be an uphill
conference in Washington DC gave and Italy. Italy had wanted a way out with the NPT. U.S. continues to advocate support task with China unwilling to play
ily members, who also faced serious charges, were
way to a fragmented response. An on the diplomatic tangle around its The jury is still out and we need for Indias membership. Dr. Chris- nice, and contentious issues of the
already released. His sons, Alaa and Gamal, accused of two marines charged with the topher Ford, U.S. President Donald H-1B visa, intellectual property
average of 25% were hopeful of a to wait a little bit, he says.
embezzlement of public funds, were released in Octo- 50% chance of New Delhi making it murder of Indian ishermen. They Trumps adviser at the National Se- rights and trade dominating the In-
ber 2015. Corruption charges against Mr. Mubarak were through by 2019. As India continues had sought trial in a third country as The India-China-U.S. tango curity Council, says that while the dia-U.S. agenda when Prime Minis-
overturned in January 2015. Earlier this month, he was to push for a seat at the nuclear high a possible option. New Delhi dis- Indian and Chinese interlocutors NSG stand-of requires a change in ter Narendra Modi goes to Capitol
acquitted by Egypts highest appeals court of conspir- table, it seems an uphill task, and missed the proposals and Italy too have held rounds of discussions tactics or circumstances for resolu- Hill.
ing to kill protesters, paving the way for his release. the view from the Hill isnt rosy stuck to its opposition in the closed- to resolve mutual issues. But with a tion, there have been no indications
either. door sessions. public opposition unlike a quiet one of change in the U.S. administra- Smita Sharma is a former broadcast
It may appear ironic that Mr. Mubarak, who ruled the
The former UN High Represent- Since the Seoul summit, a com- in 2008, Beijing looks less relenting. tions approach to Indias member- journalist with India Today and Network
country with an iron ist for almost 30 years and was ative for Disarmament Afairs, An- mittee under Rafael Mariano ship so far. 18
Laura Kennedy, former U.S. Am-
toppled by public protests in which hundreds were
killed, is now a free man, while Mohamed Morsi,
Egypts irst democratically elected President, is in
prison. But this irony also symbolises Egypts complex
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters emailed to must carry the full postal address and the full name or the name with initials.

contemporary politics. Though the government of Ab- Hate at home crucial for securing the on police reforms but the M. Jeyaram, objective of World Mental We have mindlessly cut
del Fattah al-Sisi claims the legacy of the 2011 revolu- Indians are facing hate rights of the visitors from political class seems to unite Sholavandan, Tamil Nadu Health Day is to raise trees and the government
tion, it took a lenient view of Mubarak-era crimes while crimes in the United States, Africa. against it because of its own awareness of mental health has turned a blind eye to
cracking down on Mr. Morsis Muslim Brotherhood. It is Australia and also New It is heartening that Foreign vested interests. In the end, The pressure from severe issues and mobilise eforts large-scale deforestation to
diicult to gauge the political mood in Egypt. Despite Zealand and there is Minister Sushma Swaraj subtle police reforms such stress and mental illness to in support of mental health. pave the way for industries,
large-scale concentration of power in the hands of the pressure on the government took cognisance of the as making it an independent commit suicide usually Initially, when someone factories and housing. This
to ensure the safety of tweets by the distressed and autonomous force are overrides the fear of close to you is diagnosed has afected rainfall too.
military, the Sisi regime doesnt face any existential
Indians abroad. Considering African students and raised the only solution to ensuring criminalisation, making it with mental illness, people T. Anand Raj,
threats. For ordinary Egyptians, who went through the this, the gruesome attacks the issue with Uttar Pradesh the best possible law and redundant to criminalise feel ashamed, lonely and Chennai
instability and chaos of the post-Mubarak months and on Nigerian students in Chief Minister Yogi order situation and suicidal acts. This Bill diicult to open up because
the threats of Islamisation and economic miseries dur- Greater Noida is a time for Adityanath. But is he delivering justice to the rectiies the inefective of the stigma. A change in The poor monsoon has
ing the Muslim Brotherhood rule, General Sisi at least Indians to turn the mirror listening? common citizen. incentive to prevent suicides peoples perception and only added to the intensity
provided stability and order. The belief is that com- inwards (Five arrested for K.S. Jayatheertha, Karan Choudhary, through proscribing suicidal encouraging mental health of heatwaves. The
attack on Nigerians, March Bengaluru Pathankot, Punjab behaviour and focusses on literacy can help remove government must now take
pared to other countries that were hit by popular
29). obtaining health care for the stigma and discrimination steps to tackle the water
protests in 2011 such as Libya, Yemen and Syria, Egypt is
Indias racism is an open Police reforms Mental Healthcare Bill mentally ill. The time has that stand in the way of crisis across the country.
doing better, thanks to the armys intervention. Tunisia secret, but, nevertheless, it The eiciency and The passage of the Mental inally come to realise that inding cures and helping Steps must also be taken to
is the only country that internally transformed itself is shocking to ind it in the professionalism of the Healthcare Bill is welcome. those who are tempted into people diagnosed with recycle water. Making
into a democracy after protests. Gen. Sisi projects him- very heart of India. All this police is always questioned A particular clause the suicide trap should not mental illness live a adjustments in MGNREGA
self as a guarantor of order and enjoys support among do not paint a very bright in almost every region of the emphasising an advanced be legally considered as complete life they deserve. work timings is a good move
the minorities and secular sections. But the question is picture of a young and country; it appears to be directive from the patient criminals, but victims of T.S. Karthik, since people would be
modern nation. India is a more pronounced in Uttar for treatment to begin psychological disorders. Chennai desperate to work
if the status quo is sustainable. Order was restored at a
preferred education Pradesh and Bihar requires reconsideration as Manickam Valliappan, regardless of the diicult
brutal cost. Hundreds were killed when security per-
destination for many (Mapping out the police patients afected by Coimbatore The heat will begin conditions. Precautions that
sonnel forcibly removed Islamist protesters from Cairo. African countries since they overhaul in U.P., March 29). delusions and who feel that The India Meteorological people must take while
There is no substantive political opposition. Personal ind the standards good and Political interference in the everyone is conspiring Though health care is one Departments warning to being out in the sun must
freedoms are being curbed again, while media groups fees more afordable than in working of the police has against him or her cannot be area where the 20th century brace ourselves for heat also be publicised
and journalists are targeted. In efect, what hundreds of the West. A racist attack resulted in a very bad state expected to give consent. A has seen signiicant waves is the direct result of frequently.
protesters at Tahrir Square risked their lives for was must not be simply termed of law and order, translating rights-based approach to contributions being made to the collective failure of the S. Ramapriyan,
as just another incident of into gross injustice for the mental health care merits it, we still have a long way to government and citizens Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu
never achieved. Gen. Sisi has taken the country back to
rage. A responsive police common man. There have efective implementation on go when it comes to dealing (States get warning to brace
square one. and legal apparatus are been an array of discussions the ground. with mental health. The for heat waves, March 29).
more letters online:




Clamping down on creativity Give them a brake

By censoring ilms at the behest of a few, we embolden fringe groups to take the law into their hands Overworked drivers are endangering themselves and
passengers alike to meet targets set by cab aggregators
R.S. Chauhan permitted to act as a benevolent pat-
With an annual production of 1,600 riarch or as Big Brother of Orwells Manila, pedicab drivers have taken to drugs
to 2,000 films, both in Hindi and in 1984. But such thinking demeans the such as methamphetamine to cope with long
regional languages, India is the intellect and the maturity of the cit- working hours. The stress and pressure to
largest producer of films in the izen. The state is permitted to think earn a minimum amount on a daily basis can
world. Undoubtedly, the film in- that it has the power to decide what also lead to mental health problems such as
dustry is not only a robust industry, is right or what is wrong for the depression.
it also plays a pivotal role in our na- people, instead of letting people
tion. While entertaining, it also have the right to decide the same. anant bhan Capping work hours
provides education, develops a na- Second, unreasonable restrictions Other fields of work have seen demands that
tional character, and mirrors the so- at the behest of fringe groups deprive The recent spate of strikes by drivers of app- there be a cap on the number of work hours,
ciety at large. the majority of the people of their based cab aggregator platforms, specifically especially in professions requiring high con-
However, in the largest democracy right to see, and to enjoy good literat- Ola and Uber, has unveiled some facets of centration. Strict regulations apply for pilots
with the longest Constitution, films ure and good art. While we worry the ugly underbelly of the burgeoning mar- and flight crew with flight duty time limita-
often become the target of public ire about the sentiments of the few, we ket for these platforms. While most of us tions requiring adherence. Another example
and of censorship. The recent con- ignore the rights of the many. By cen- have been happily indulging in the low cost is working hours for resident physician train-
troversies over Sanjay Leela soring films at the behest of a few, we and convenient booking such platforms of- ees in the field of health care, where such

Bhansalis Padmavati and the strengthen the fringe groups, we arm fer, we as consumers do not often think capping has been advocated to prevent risks
Prakash Jha-produced Lipstick Under them with the power to take the law about some of the adverse implications of to patient safety. Dr. Michael Carome, dir-
My Burkha have again ignited the de- into their own hands, and to under- these models. ector of the Public Citizens Health Research
bate between the liberals and the mine the rule of law. Thus, it be- Buoyed by the early heady days of Ola and Group, called sleep-deprived resident physi-
conservatives, between the custodi- comes the tyranny of the minority Uber where drivers were earning handsome cians a danger to themselves, their patients
ans of Indian culture and the urban over the rights of the majority. amounts from the cash-rich and venture cap- and the public in an NPR article.
intelligentsia. But in the cacophony these seven grounds, and none else. are legally justified under Article 19 Third, in the age of information ital-funded platforms, there was a resultant
of arguments and counterargu- However, films have been banned (2) of the Constitution or not. The technology, such bans are farcical. deluge in the number of drivers who joined
ments, no one has referred to the in India since 1959 when Mrinal Sens ban on the ground of public order or For the proscribed films are readily these companies as partners. In some
blueprint of the young nation: the Bengali film Neel Akasher Neechey obscenity, at times, might be justi- available on the Internet. Such bans urban settings tier I and tier II cities
Constitution of India. Since it is the was banned for two months. fied. But the prohibition on the thus motivate people to break the there is now an oversupply situation, and the
Constitution which guarantees the Generally, films are banned for six grounds that the film hurts the law and to dilute the rule of law. new cars bought to join app-based cab fleets
fundamental right of freedom of reasons. First, movies which sup- pride of the people of the nation, or have added to the traffic woes caused by lim-
speech and expression, and defines posedly depict the country in a bad hurts the religious sentiments of a The beauty of openness ited traffic infrastructure.
the contours of the said freedom, light. BBCs documentary Indias community, or that it defies Indian Amartya Sen in his book, The Argu-
perhaps we should consider the in- Daughter (2015), which contains in- sensibility, or it is against the In- mentative Indian, has argued that Danger ahead
terrelationship between the Consti- terviews with the alleged rapists of dian ethos or culture, or it is wo- one of the reasons for democracy to Driven by targets and packages, which often
tution and cinema. the 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim, is man-oriented are clearly untenable. survive in India is the ability of Indi- change and are communicated on a daily
banned in India because it records For such grounds are not covered by ans to accept diverse thoughts and basis, and shrinking incentives and earnings,
The issues certain views of the rapists which Article 19 (2). philosophies, cultures and lifestyles drivers of these taxis keep increasing work
Some of the burning issues that con- show the country in a poor light. within their fold. Sarvepalli hours. This becomes essential for them to be
front us are: How does the Constitu- Second, movies which portray the Depriving the majority Radhakrishnan, the President of In- able to earn enough to pay off the costs of
tion of India define freedom of life of our leaders, but in an unfa- The ban on films which criticise the dia, in his book, The Hindu View of running the cab service the car loan EMI,

speech and expression? What are the vourable manner such as Aandhi nation clearly reveals our immaturity Life, in fact asserts that the Indian fuel costs, vehicle maintenance costs, permit
limits on the said freedom? Why are (1975) and Kissa Kursi Ka (1977). in accepting criticism of ourselves. civilisation is based on assimilation fees, platform commissions, etc. Any bal-
films banned? Are these bans consti- Third, movies which depict com- Perhaps time has come to examine rather than on extermination. In- ance left from the earning is what the drivers
tutionally valid? What views have munal violence are prone to be ourselves in the light of what non-In- deed, the Constitution of India is can retain for personal purposes, and to con-
been expressed by the final inter- banned; such movies are deemed to dians have to say about us as people, wedded to the concept of pluralism tribute to family expenses.
preter of the Constitution, the Su- arouse the passion of the people that and as a nation. Even if our national and inclusiveness. But extra-constitu- On an almost daily basis, drivers of these
preme Court of India, about these can lead to problems of public order. leaders are being criticised, or a part tional bans restrict the free flow of cabs tell me about the long working hours As concerned citizens, and as passengers
bans on the films? What con- Fourth, movies which hurt the reli- of their personality or character is thoughts, of imagination, of creativ- they keep, from early morning till late night. or road users who are themselves at risk of
sequences would these bans have on gious sentiments of the people being questioned, maybe we should ity. Such bans are thus against the They speak about being exhausted, and fre- accidents caused due to errors by exhausted
our freedom of speech and expres- such as The Da Vinci Code (2006), be mature enough to take the criti- constitutional philosophy, against quently working seven days a week. This is cab drivers, we must push for ensuring that
sion and on the rule of law? which was banned in five States in In- cism in our own stride. Similarly, the rule of law, against democracy, worrisome on two counts: their own health, working hours for app-based aggregator cab
The preamble of our Constitution, dia as it hurt the sentiments of the bans on films which raise modern is- and against our national interest. and implications for the safety of all taxi oc- drivers are capped, and driver work condi-
which is said to contain the dreams Christian community. Fifth, movies sues of the condition of women in In- Mahatma Gandhi said, I do not cupants. India already has a huge road acci- tions and payment terms optimised and
of We the People, speaks of free- are censored on the ground of ob- dia such as Water, or on issues of want my house to be walled in all the dent burden, with upwards of 200,000 road made favourable enough to enable this. Fur-
dom of thought and expression. Art- scenity. Mira Nairs Kama Sutra A sexual identity or fluidity such as sides and my windows to be stuffed. I fatalities annually. With traffic rules openly thermore, the drivers should receive man-
icle 19 (1) (a) of the Constitution guar- Tale of Love (1996) dealt with a story Gulabi Aaina or Fire should not be want the cultures of all lands to be being flouted, drivers on Indian roads need datory health insurance benefits, and regu-
antees the fundamental right of of four lovers in 16th century India. banned especially when the question blown about my house as freely as to be on high alert at all times. App-based lar medical check-ups.
freedom of speech and expression. Though Kama Sutra, the book, is eas- of the rights of the LGBT community possible. But I refuse to be blown off cab drivers also need to juggle incoming Our hunger for cheap and convenient
However, the said freedom is not ab- ily available in India, the Censor is being debated as a constitutional my feet by any. The winds of imagin- bookings, app instructions and directions, as transport options should not make us party
solute one; it is not an unbridled Board still found the movie too ex- issue, and as part of human rights. ation and thoughts, of colours and well as coordination with passengers for to lives being endangered on the road. We
horse. In fact, Article 19 (2) permits plicit, unethical and immoral. Such extra-constitutional restrictions creativity should be permitted to pick-up and drop. Quite clearly, this can be must advocate for those who have taken on
the state to impose reasonable re- Finally, there are those films which go beyond the scope of Article 19 (2). blow throughout the nation lest the mentally and physically taxing, and is only the onus of ferrying us around on our roads,
strictions on seven grounds, namely deal with tabooed subjects like lesbi- Most importantly, such prohibi- country be imprisoned in an iron tenable for a limited number of hours every and not just because their health and well-
security of state, sovereignty and in- anism, and transsexuality, such as tions adversely affect democracy and curtain. We cannot construct day. Exhaustion and lack of rest can lead to a being is closely linked to our own health and
tegrity of India, friendly relationship Fire (1996) and Gulabi Aaina (The the rule of law. First, coloured exer- Siberian prisons in the tropical land- drop in concentration which, even if mo- safety.
with foreign countries, public order, Pink Mirror, 2002). cise of power permits the state to scape of our Constitution. mentary while driving, can lead to accidents.
decency and morality, contempt of The legal issue before us today is control the free flow of information, Furthermore, to try to stay alert for long Anant Bhan is a researcher in bioethics and global
court, and defamation. Thus, the ban whether censoring films and protest- of thoughts, of creativity, and of Justice R.S. Chauhan is a sitting judge of the hours, drivers may turn to stimulants, mak- health, and adjunct professor, Yenepoya University,
on a film is legally justifiable only on ing against the freedom of the artists speech and expression. The state is Karnataka High Court ing them prone to addiction. In cities like Mangaluru




For-proit presidency? Six killed in Calcutta clashes

Six people were killed and at least 63 injured besides nine po-
Conlicts of interest with Mr. Trumps licemen, to-day [March 28, Calcutta] according to official es-
business network remain unresolved timates, in day-long clashes between different sections of the
people and the police who opened fire on a couple of occa-
Narayan Lakshman sions. The army was called out after mid-day to assist the civil
U.S. President Donald Trump is authority to maintain law and order following repeated incid-
spending a lot of time outside of ents of violence, arson and clashes between a big crowd of
his designated home the processionists and police. To-days [March 28] incidents fol-
White House and Americans lowed trouble near a gurdwara on Monday night [March 27]
are beginning to ask why. Dur- and were reportedly touched off by an armed procession of
ing the past two months and Sikhs numbering several hundreds carrying kirpans, sticks,
more that he has been in oice, swords, guns, etc., on its way to enshrine a Granth Saheb in
the 45th President has spent the the Gurdwara.
equivalent of three full weeks

outside 1600 Pennsylvania Av-

enue in Washington, and on each such occasion he has invari- Tsars abdication
ably stayed in a Trump-branded property.
Prior to the ex-Tsars arrival at Tsarskoe Selo, the delegates
When U.S. Presidents step out of the stufy conines of oi-
arrived at Mogitey. There was no excitement and they presen-
cialdom at the White House, their trips are sometimes per-
ted a mandate for the arrest to General Alexieff who informed
sonal, such as the many short sojourns of former President
the ex-Tsar who was waiting inside the Imperial train. The Ex-
Barack Obama to Washingtons local-area bookstores. Often,
Tsar replied: I am willing to go anywhere and submit to any
decision. A silent crowd witnessed his departure, the Dow-
However, high-proile diplomatic encounters with the Com-
CONCEPTUAL FAQ ager Empress and group of officers bidding him farewell. The
mander-in-Chief tend to happen in the vicinity of the Oval Of-
train arrived at Susasino at 9 in the morning when the ex-Tsar
ice and in terms of the sheer cost these visits are qualitatively
diferent to the date night dinners that Mr. and Mrs. Obama Grundnorm Handling a mid-air meltdown was awakened and at 10 oclock he went into the dining saloon
Jurisprudence inviting his suite to partake of coffee. After an hours conversa-
had at nearby Washington restaurants from time to time.
tion the ex-Tsar addressed his suite and servants saying. I
Cost to the exchequer is especially a real concern for outside
If law is a system or set of How civil aviation deals with a disruptive passenger thank you for your services. Au revoir. He kissed his suite and
visits that include VIP guests, such as Japanese Prime Minister
rules, it presupposes that servants, and the latter kissed the ex-Tsars shoulder. When he
Shinzo Abe and his retinue staying at a pricey Trump property. murali n. krishnaswamy general have measures to mitted on Board Aircraft.
these rules derive their arrived at the Imperial Pavilion, the ex-Tsar was wearing a Cos-
Unsurprisingly, the high frequency of Mr. Trumps visits to How is air rage dealt with deal with disruptive pas- Under this, Articles 1, 6-7, 8
validity from some other sack uniform. He stepped out calmly but looked haggard and
his own properties has raised suspicions about whether the in India? The Aircraft sengers which include cut- and 12, and finally 9 and
norm. Any law gets validity walked to a waiting motor car. The public was not present.
Trump family may be seeking to ill its cofers with American Rules, 1937, spell out a ting off alcohol supply 13, focus on dealing with
from its being enacted by a Later, the ex-Tsar arrived at Tsarskoe Selo.
taxpayers money. Could the presidency be the greatest inan- course of actions to be (identified as among the offenders which includes
competent forum, which primary causes of air handing over a serious of-
cial deal that Mr. Trump ever swung for himself? Is this the taken following disruptive
itself derives validity from rage), to warnings, to even fender to the competent
magnum opus of the man who authored The Art of the Deal, behaviour. Here, Rules 22
and has been unapologetic about using bankruptcy laws to his
a normative source that subduing passengers with authorities. India ratified
confers law-making powers and 23 highlight the para-
beneit regardless of the fallout for employees of the Trump meters under which action plastic handcuffs and the Convention in July
on it. Thus, every rule belts. Various flight crew 1975. There are some grey
Organization? can be taken under the
owes its validity to a higher associations are now call- areas as far as aligning it
While the answer may never be known, the evidence sug- jurisdiction of India, and
norm. Hans Kelsen, the ing for measures such as with other key aviation
gests that conlicts of interest between Mr. Trumps political of- the crucial role of the pi-
Austrian jurist and legal stiffer prosecution of conventions are
ice and his vast international network of property wealth and lot-in-command in initiat-
philosopher, said one basic disruptive passengers, bet- concerned.
inancial stakes in a range of companies have not been ing action with the com-
norm, or grundnorm in ter crew training, and
resolved. petent authorities. The
German, underlies every more detailed flight safety The final word IATA,
legal system. It is the fun- government is also said to
The Emoluments Clause be looking at an institu- briefings. In the U.S., the which represents most air-
damental norm that maximum fine for assault- lines across the world, is
There is concern that Mr. Trump may be violating the U.S. Con- tional mechanism to deal
provides validity to every ing a crew member has also urging governments
stitutions Emoluments Clause, according to which it is illegal with the problem. Airlines
law or rule under the sys- seen an increase from to ratify the Montreal Pro-
for government oicials to accept of any present, Emolument, in India are beginning to
tem, and beyond which $1,100 and can even touch tocol 2014, which was ad-
Oice, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or take some steps to put in
there is no higher norm. $25,000. opted by ICAO. It amends
foreign State. place a no-fly list.
The existence of a Disrupting a commer- the Tokyo Convention,
It was based on this clause that a watchdog group called Cit-
grundnorm alone can hold And how is it abroad? In cial flight can carry a very with a key change being
izens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington iled a lawsuit
the system together and the U.S., data by leading stiff jail sentence (of up to provision for recovery of
earlier this month arguing that foreign governments may seek
make it normative, he aviation bodies such as the 20 years) and even a costs as a result of passen-
to inluence Mr. Trump by patronising his properties; and that
argued. FAA and those represent- $250,000 fine. A paper by ger behaviour. Nearly 100
he should either sell of his business holdings or, if the illiquid-
ity of his assets prevents him from doing so, to put as much as CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ing airline professionals re- the International Civil Avi- governments participated
possible into a blind trust managed by a lawyer or other trustee cord up to an estimated ation Organisation (ICAO) in the process.
with whom he will have no contact. 10,000 such cases a year. highlights the importance Adopting no-fly lists
If, however, the President maintains that he has removed THE WEB Airlines reported some of the international treaty, may be the simplest meet-
himself from day-to-day operations of the Trump Organization 10,854 unruly incidents to the Tokyo Convention, ing point for most airlines,
and that this nominal step ends all conlicts of interest notwith- Beer with an Indian twist! the International Air also known as The Con- but as experience in the
standing his familys ties to his businesses, he may be vulner- A video Transport Association vention on Offences and U.S. shows, these can run
able to future lawsuits, and even the prospect of impeachment. (IATA) last year. Airlines in Certain Other Acts Com- into legal hurdles.





LS passes four GST

Govt. embarrassed in Rajya Sabha Oppn. seeks
loan waiver
Opposition ensures that the House adopts ive amendments to Finance Bill for farmers
Bills after debate Special Correspondent empowered? It is down to frauds, including tax
Special Correspondent
However, the Finance Minis- Earlier in the day, Opposi- the level of an assistant com- evasion. Taking up the matter of
ter said the States and the tion leader Veerappa Moily The Opposition ensured that missioner. The kind of cor- Mr. Jaitley told the House farm distress in Tamil
Centre must be guided by raised the objection that the the Rajya Sabha adopted five ruption there is in the I-T de- that the entire assessment Nadu in the context of
the federal nature of the GST Bills were being passed amendments to the conten- partment, this draconian and criticism of the Finance drought in the State, Op-
agreement between the as Money Bills and hence tious Finance Bill, which was provision should be Bill was erroneous. He defen- position members in the
Centre and the States. were eliminating the Rajya put to vote in the Upper deleted. ded the move to bring charit- Rajya Sabha on Wednesday
The consequences of Sabha from the decision- House on Wednesday, pla- Mr. Yechury said, able organisations under the demanded a waiver of crop
not acting on the GST Coun- making process. cing the government in an Amendments to the Com- purview of the I-T depart- loans.
cils recommendations is if embarrassing situation. panies Act open the ment. While offering no assur-
everybody decided to set a Big assault The amendments adopted floodgates for political cor- A charitable institution ance of a crop loan waiver,
different rate, then the im- What is the point in having by the Upper House included ruption of the highest order. takes land from the govern- the government said the
plementation of GST be- the Council of States if they deletion of the provision that There is no restriction on the ment, builds hospital on that coverage of crop insurance
comes practically very diffi- do not have a voice to denied the right to an In- amount of money compan- land, gets an I-T exemption was being increased.
cult if not impossible, Mr. demonstrate against this as- come Tax assessee to know ies can pay to political for running that hospital, Responding to the de-
Jaitley said. sault on the federal system the reason why he or she parties, nor do we know gets exemption under the mands of crop loan waiver
Regarding the need for in the country, Mr. Moily had been raided and gave which political parties are Customs Act for importing by Opposition parties,
multiple rates, the Finance said. According to me, if unbridled powers to an as- the beneficiaries. It gives an the equipments Suddenly, Commerce and Industry
Minister explained that if they have some pride left, sistant commissioner of the opportunity for a large num- one day, it converts itself into Minister Nirmala Sithara-
there was only a single rate, they should all resign. I am Income Tax (IT) department. Of the five Opposition where the ruling National ber of benami shell compan- a company, starts charging man said, The govern-
then the GST regime would sorry to say this. Ultimately, One to the Companies Act, amendments, three were Democratic Alliance (NDA) is ies to be set up, to launder lakhs of rupees from pa- ment is absolutely sensitive
be a highly regressive one as such a big assault on the fed- which removed the cap on moved by Congress leader in a minority. money...Already, we are fa- tients, and the corpus de- and seized of the matter.
luxury goods would then be eral structure of the Consti- the amount that an indi- Digvijaya Singh and two by In the 245-member cing the consequences of veloped on the basis of char- She said Finance Minis-
taxed at the same rate as ne- tution of India should not vidual or company could Sitaram Yechury of the Com- House, the BJP has 56 mem- money power in distorting ity turns into a capital This ter Arun Jaitley, Agriculture
cessities. If somebody uses happen. In reply, Mr. Jaitley donate to a political party, munist Party of India-Marx- bers while the NDA jointly the democratic process. is why it [the institution] Minister Radhamohan
a BMW car, then that cannot said that historically in In- was also shot down. ist (CPI-M). has 74 members. should be surveyed by the I-T Singh and Water Resources
be taxed at the same rate as dia, all taxes that have been The Finance Bill will now The amendments were While moving an amend- Jaitley defends Aadhaar department, Mr. Jaitley said. Minister Uma Bharti had
Hawai chappals or baby levied have been done be sent for final approval to adopted with a significant ment Mr. Singh said, Sec- Earlier, while replying to the Responding to repeated met teams from Tamil
food, Mr. Jaitley said. through money bills. I dare the Lok Sabha where the rul- margin, with the difference tion 132 [of the Income Tax debate, Finance Minister questions from Congress Nadu on the distress faced
A single rate is not pos- anyone to find a single in- ing party, which is in a ma- of votes ranging between 27 Act] denies the right of the Arun Jaitley strongly defen- members on why Aadhaar by the farmers in the State.
sible. The easiest formula stance, from 1950 to now, jority, may or may not ac- and 34 votes. assessee to ask for an explan- ded the governments en- was being made mandatory Ms. Sitharaman said
for this was that the GST when a law imposing a tax cept the amendments. Trinamool Congress ation on why he has been deavour to make Aadhaar for filing I-T returns, Mr. Jait- 1,000 crore had been re-
rate for a good or service has been anything other The government has pro- (TMC), which has 10 mem- raided and searched. He is compulsory for access to ley asked why technology leased to Tamil Nadu for
will be the closest slab to the than a Money Bill, he said. posed 40 amendments bers, staged a walkout before not allowed to know the various benefits, saying it should not be utilised to disaster management.
current rate of tax. through the Finance Bill. the voting in the House, reason. Who is the authority was necessary to check bring in transparency. (With inputs from PTI)

SC bans registration BS-IV engines can cut

of BS-III vehicles
They submitted that they
were saddled with a stock-
hazard for millions of
people. The court had poin-
emissions drastically
pile of 8.24 lakh BS-III com- ted out that the new fuel
pliant vehicles. was cleaner and the oil re-
The Society of Indian fineries had spent about BS-III vehicles with mechanical fuel pumps use fuel less aptly
Automobile Manufacturers 30,000 crore since 2010 to high sulphur can clog the in-
Jacob Koshy
(SIAM) had submitted data produce it. NEW DELHI jectors, said an expert from
on the manufacturing and The amicus argued that Passenger vehicles compli- a prominent car manufac-
sale of BS-III vehicles on a though the number of the ant with Bharat Stage-III turer on condition of an-
monthly basis from January existing stock was 8.24 lakh emission norms vary widely onymity. The passenger
2016 and told the court that miniscule compared to from their Bharat Stage-IV cars are not a problem, its
the companies were holding over 19 crore BS-III vehicles compliant engines, depend- the heavy vehicles and two-
stock of around 8.24 lakh already plying on the roads ing on the size of the car and wheelers, he said.
such vehicles, including the health of the people is whether they are petrol or The Centre for Science
96,000 commercial far, far more important than diesel versions. On the out- and Environment said that
vehicles, over six lakh two- the commercial interests of side, the differences are in- Keeping a check: SC ordered the transition can lead to
wheelers and around the manufacturers or the distinguishable. However a freeze on the registration substantial reductions in
40,000 three-wheelers. loss that they are likely to they differ in the electronics, and sale of BS-III vehicles. particulate matter emis-
The Centre too had fa- suffer in respect of the so- sensor system, the engines sions. For instance, from
voured the prospect of called small number of such ability to process low-sul- used fuel less efficiently. new trucks, the emissions
selling the existent stock of vehicles. phur fuel and their after-ex- This in turn influenced sub- can dip by 80% and from
BS-III vehicles. Solicitor The court asked why haust system that determ- sequent emissions of nitrous cars by half.
General Ranjit Kumar had manufacturers decided to ines emissions. oxide, carbon monoxide and Dipankar Saha, who
submitted that it was done sit back and not take pro- The Hindu spoke to ex- particulate matter. heads the Air Quality Divi-
twice before when fuel active steps despite knowing perts from multiple car com- sion, Central Pollution Con-
emission norms were up- way back in 2010 that BS-IV panies, who said that most Sulphur content trol Board, said that a major
graded to BS-II and BS-III, norms would kick in by passenger cars today were BS-IV engines also require benefit in the citys air was
respectively. April 2017. So, it was entirely designed to comply with BS- that the sulphur content of unlikely. There may be
However, the court at their own cost and peril IV emission standards. How- the fuel they use be less than more efficient cars around
agreed with the arguments that some manufacturers re- ever, many heavy commer- 50 part per million (ppm) but the growth in cars con-
of its amicus curiae, who fused to switch over to BS-IV cial vehicles, if they had BS- whereas BS-III ones can run tinues to be high and that
said that allowing their sale despite having the techno- III built engines, employed a on 350 ppm fuel. You can- will not improve the air qual-
after April 1 would be a logy and technical know- mechanical fuel pump and not retrofit these engines as ity, he said.
cause for potential health how to do so.

Surya Namaskar akin BJP to discuss Pranabs successor

Westinghouse iles
to namaz: Adityanath
for bankruptcy Press Trust of India
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat rules himself out of the Presidential race
We understand that West- had also assured that the Nistula Hebbar the partys national execut- has not shared his list with only UPA- era Governor hav-
inghouse continues to stand chances of bankruptcy did Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister New Delhi ive meet in Bhubaneswar anyone yet, sources say that ing survived the NDA re-
behind the delivery model not exist. The AP1000 react- Yogi Adityanath on Wednes- Rashtriya Swayamsewak will see some aspects of this names of several contenders gime, S.C. Jamir, is in the
that it presented in its Tech- ors, however, have never day said Surya Namaskar Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat debated in pull-aside meet- have found favour with vari- reckoning, and his election
nical Commercial Offer to been installed anywhere in was similar to namaz (pray- on Wednesday dismissed ings. ous quarters of the Sangh may send a strong message
India, which included an In- the world though three of ers) offered by Muslims and suggestions put forward by The fact is that this issue Parivar. These include to the northeastern States.
dian construction partner, them have also been chosen those opposing the yogic ex- NDA ally Shiv Sena that he be has not been discussed at former HRD Minister Murli The thing to remember is
and looks forward to pro- by China. ercise wanted to divide the the next President, but that very senior levels at the Manohar Joshi, former that the ruling party is quite
gress on an agreement in Government of India society on religious lines. has focussed attention on party. Prime Minister Naren- deputy Prime Minister L.K. close to the numbers to get
2017, said the U.S. embassy and the utility [NPCIL] are Mr. Adityanath, who had just who could be the next dra Modi has pretty much Advani and even External Af- the President of its choice
statement, reiterating that committed to continue in the past lashed out at a First Citizen of the country. kept his own counsel on the fairs Minister Sushma elected. The whole question
the proposed AP1000 react- working with Westinghouse section of Muslims for term- Yogi Adityanath Mr. Bhagwat said in Nag- matter. We are anticipating Swaraj. is of political messaging.
ors would ensure clean wa- on this opportunity [for six ing the practice of surya pur that there was no ques- that he will share some of his Whether to choose a woman
ter and energy to 60 million reactors in Andhra Pra- namaskar as un-Islamic, pranayam. What a beautiful tion of him being the NDA ideas on this when we are in V-P election president, if so, whether a
Indian citizens. desh]. We expect that some- said the sun salutation was a example of harmony Presidential candidate. Bhubaneswar in the middle Surprise names making the tribal woman or not, or a
In a visit to India, the time this year calendar beautiful example of reli- (between two religions). But Some news channels have of April, said a general sec- rounds also include president with an unim-
companys CEO Jose Gutier- year we could materialise gious harmony. some bhogis who do not reported that I am in the retary of the party. Jharkhand Governor peachable RSS background.
rez in February had assured that opportunity, Mr. Guti- The namaz offered by believe in yoga, indulged in race [for the post of the Pres- The BJPs national execut- Draupadi Murmu and his The ruling party also wants
that the agreement for the errez had said in a media in- Muslims resembles different dividing the society on lines ident]. Its not going to hap- ive is to be held in Odishas Maharashtra counterpart Ch. bipartisan support for its
six nuclear reactors in terview, indicating that postures and asanas of of caste, creed, religion, he pen, said the RSS chief. capital on April 15-16. Vidyasagar Rao, and for the choice, said the source.
Andhra Pradesh was bankruptcy was not on the surya namaskar, including said. Sources in the BJP say that While the Prime Minister post of Vice-President, the (Inputs from Pavan Dahat)
planned for this year. He cards.

Recover 97 cr from Leaders sold ticket, Two charge sheets iled in IS VRS up 400%
in Central
AAP, orders L-G say BSP workers module secret meeting case police forces
The panel had received a ment to assess the expendit- Party supporters raise slogans NIA arraigns eight persons from Kerala, Tamil Nadu Special Correspondent
complaint from Delhi Con- ure incurred by it on certain
gress chief Ajay Maken, ac- categories of advertise- tricts in its vicinity. The Staff Reporter N.K., 25 of Kozhikode and September in 2015 to join The number of Central
Staff Reporter
cusing the AAP government ments and get it reimbursed MEERUT
party failed to win even a KOCHI Shajeer Mangalassery, 35 of the IS in Iraq and waged Armed Police Forces
of splurging public money from the political party con- single seat in the Meerut di- The Kochi unit of the Na- Kozhikode. Except for war. After returning to India, (CAPF) personnel who
on advertisements. cerned. Of the 97 crore in- The first review meeting of vision. The moment Mr. Sid- tional Investigation Agency Shajeer Mangalassery, who he attempted to procure ex- chose the voluntary retire-
In its order issued in curred on advertisements the Bahujan Samaj Party diqui rose to speak, party (NIA) on Wednesday filed migrated to Afghanistan to plosives and precursor ment scheme (VRS) has
September last year, the by it, the government is un- (BSP) in Meerut after its dis- workers started raising slo- two charge sheets before the join the IS in June last, all the chemicals for waging war jumped to over 400% in
committee had concluded derstood to have already astrous performance in the gans against him and other NIA special court here remaining accused are un- against the country. 2016-17 as compared to the
that the Government of paid 42 crore and is yet to State Assembly election saw party leaders. He kept his against eight persons from der judicial custody. Members of the module, previous year, the govern-
NCT of Delhi has violated pay 55 crore to advertising furore, protests and fighting speech to a minimum and Kerala and Tamil Nadu in The seven persons have within and outside India, ment informed the Rajya
guidelines issued by the Su- agencies. by local workers. Protesting left the venue immediately. the case over a secret meet- been booked for offences used online social media Sabha on Wednesday.
preme Court in six of the Welcoming the decision, BSP workers accused senior As he left, party workers ing by the Kerala-based IS under IPC Sections 120 B, platforms like Facebook Minister of State for
nine areas listed by the Mr. Maken said his tireless party leaders like burnt his effigy and that of module at Kanakamala in 121, 122 and 125, in addition and, predominantly, Tele- Home Kiren Rijiju, in a
complainant. 18 month battle in the Su- Naseemuddin Siddiqui and western U.P. coordinator Kannur (Omar Al-Hindi IS to Sections 17, 18, 18B, 20, 38, gram, in which various written reply in the Rajya
It subsequently emerged preme Court and before the Athar Singh Rao of selling Athar Singh Rao. Some ac- module case). 39 and 40 of the Unlawful secret groups were formed Sabha, however, said these
that the Committee on Con- three-member committee ticket and fielding weak can- cused Mr. Rao of taking The first charge sheet has Activities (Prevention) Act. for conspiring and planning resignations were essen-
tent Regulation of Govern- has finally paid off as the didates. money for arranging a meet- arraigned seven persons, the terrorist attacks. tially a personal choice.
ment Advertising had for- amount recovered from the Naseemuddin Siddiqui, ing with party supremo identified as Manseed Separate charge sheet The accused persons Up-to-date data
warded the report to the AAP can now be used for who was party in-charge for Mayawati. This was not the Mehmood, 30, of Kannur; Meanwhile, a separate had tried to radicalise and provided by the Minister
Chief Secretary Delhi on various welfare projects. the Meerut division, was in first time senior party lead- Swalih Mohammed, 26 of charge sheet has been filed recruit their friends or asso- stated that 2016-17 saw the
September 16, 2016, for ne- A senior AAP functionary Meerut on Tuesday to chair ers have faced the wrath of Thrissur, Rashid Ali, 24 of against Subahani Haja ciates into the module and maximum of 9,065 person-
cessary action. This was said the party would issue a a meeting to review the party workers over the Coimbatore, Ramshad N.K., Moideen of Tirunelveli in had also collected funds for nel going for VRS in the last
followed by the committee statement after discussion partys performance in BSPs disastrous perform- 24, of Kozhikode, Safvan P., Tamil Nadu, who had left In- the terrorist organisation, three years from forces like
directing the Delhi govern- with senior leaders. Meerut and in other dis- ance in the Assembly polls. 30 of Malappuram, Jasim dia between April and the agency said. the CRPF and the BSF.




Maestros second innings

Defence MoU during
The cricketing legend on an Andhra Pradesh village he adopted and more Hasinas Delhi visit
Raghuvir Srinivasan
Beleaguered Sena MP
Bangladesh suggests that China be called for Teesta talks
takes a car to Delhi The dry and dusty village of Puttamraju Kandriga, near Gu-
OSMANABAD dur, in Andhra Pradesh, shot to fame two years ago when Suhasini Haidar some movement on the
Shiv Sena MP Ravindra cricketer-turned-MP Sachin Tendulkar adopted it under the DHAKA Teesta issue, which has been
Gaikwad, barred by all major Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. Grand plans to develop the vil- India and Bangladesh will stalled by West Bengal Chief
domestic airlines for lages infrastructure were being laid when The Hindu visited sign a document on de- Minister Mamata Banerjees
assaulting an Air India duty the place then. We went back to the village last week and fence cooperation during objections.
manager, has chosen to could barely recognise the place. It is now a model village Prime Minister Sheikh Hasi- I wonder if we can ap-
travel by road to Delhi to with facilities that will be the envy of any city. Even interior nas visit to New Delhi on proach the upper riparian
attend the Parliament lanes have been concreted, every house has been connected April 8, her senior adviser, region of Teesta and
session. Gaikwad will reach to a drinking water pipeline and sewage grid, and the village H.T. Imam, said here on Brahmaputra that is
Delhi by car on Wednesday, is not just open defecation-free but is also rid of alcohol addic- Wednesday. China. China should also be
but will not attend the days tion. In an e-mail interview, Mr. Tendulkar speaks of his hopes The comments were the brought into the picture and
proceedings of the Lok till his Rajya Sabha term ends next year, and beyond. first official confirmation we should speak with them,
Sabha, sources close to him that the agreement, which Mr. Imam said, clarifying
said. However, he will attend Puttamraju Kandriga is started classes in stitching Inspirational igure: Children walk past a mural of Sachin has faced some opposition in H.T. Imam that this was his personal
Thursdays session if his party now a well-developed and sewing. The other liveli- Tendulkar on the wall of the village playground at Puttamraju Bangladesh, has been final- opinion only that had yet to
leadership allows him to do village. What is your next hood initiative is vermi-com- Kandriga, near Gudur, in Andhra Pradesh. BIJOY GHOSH *
ised, even as several officials December 2016, and is un- be raised with India.
so, the sources said. PTI project as MP? post, which I believe is tak- said they still hoped for a derstood to have pitched for He conceded, however,
ing shape slowly. completion in the next few breakthrough on the the cooperation document. that Indias traditional policy
Temple comes under I have adopted Donja in Os- Along with the district ad- <
> My vision is overall
development, not months. It is a wonderful vil- Teesta water sharing agree- With details of the big- was to discuss all such issues
attack in Manipur manabad, Maharashtra, after ministration, we have en- lage and I was pleased to see ment, with Mr. Imam sug- ticket announcement still be- bilaterally and not in such a
just a physical
A temple along the Manipur- the successful completion of sured two job fairs in our vil- how aspirations in the village gesting China be included in ing wrapped up, Mr. Imam trilateral format.
Myanmar border was attacked the first phase of develop- lage, which was otherwise transformation have increased and they the talks. said the visit of Army Chief
by unknown miscreants on ment in Puttamraju Kandriga scheduled at Gudur. In this maintain the village with However, the defence General Bipin Rawat to Bringing Mamata in
Wednesday. This is the near Nellore, while the way, we are trying to change not just a physical transform- great enthusiasm. agreement would not Dhaka on March 31 would be With no movement on
second attack on a Hindu second phase of works have the role of a village and its in- ation. The people living in amount to a treaty or a de- significant. Indian High Teesta talks so far, the
temple in the northeast begun in the other two habit- frastructure into a hub of these villages are the custodi- Between your fence pact in the traditional Commissioner to Bangladesh government had
region in the last few days. A ations in the Nernuru Pan- activity for the nearby re- ans of facilities developed tremendous sense that India has been Bangladesh Harsh Shringla is pinned its hopes on a pos-
Nepali temple was attacked chayat. The projects at Donja gion. We are seeing slow and they understand that achievements in cricket keen on, but more on the in Delhi, fine-tuning the sible meeting between
on Sunday. What is causing include a new school, a wa- changes and we hope the vil- well. I continue to closely and improving the lives of lines of a memorandum of more than 40 agreements Sheikh Hasina and Ms.
concern to Intelligence ter supply scheme, concrete lagers will support all these monitor the progress of the hundreds of poor people, understanding (MoU) for a expected to be announced Banerjee during the PMs
officials is that the attacks roads and sewage lines. initiatives and use all this to village transformation with which gives you more fixed time period. It would during Ms. Hasinas four-day stay at the Rashtrapati
have close on the heels of the The villagers have wel- make themselves self-reliant. my team and provide my in- satisfaction? be more about defence co- visit to Delhi from April 7. Bhavan.
arrest of two Islamic terror comed the message of The Nellore district ad- puts to the Nellore Col- operation, which, as a mat- I think it is significant
suspects, both hailing from Swachh Bharat and they ministration has done a com- lector's office. I have received uncondi- ter of fact, we have been do- A dangerous venture that PM Hasina will be stay-
Tamil Nadu, near the have promised to build and mendable job to constantly tional love and support from ing for some time, Mr. In the past few weeks, the ing at Rashtrapati Bhavan
international border two use toilets. I hope this trans- find avenues of work for the What were your thoughts people across the country Imam told presspersons. Opposition Bangladesh Na- and I know personally that
weeks ago. formation of both Puttam- villagers but are facing when you visited the during the 24 years on the Asked for further details tionalist Party (BNP) of Ms. Banerjees relations with
raju Kandriga and Donja mo- hurdles due to certain pre- village in November 2016? cricket field. My second in- of the defence agreement, former Prime Minister the President of India are
New I-T returns form tivates other villages to vailing mindsets, character- nings is about giving back in he said, If there are threats Khaleda Zia has stepped up very cordial, Mr. Imam
for the salaried follow this model of develop- istic of many villages in India I was overwhelmed by the some way and I am trying my to the security of India or its campaign against the an- replied to a question from
NEW DELHI ment, as I am confident the but both our teams will con- love I got from the people at best to do that in whatever Bangladesh, then naturally nouncement of a defence The Hindu about why the
A simpler income tax form people will embrace the tinue trying as long as we Puttamraju Kandriga, espe- small way possible. It is an we will cooperate with each treaty, alleging that it would government is hopeful.
with fewer columns will be changes being made to their possibly can, even beyond cially when I visited after two opportunity to touch other. However, he declined turn Bangladeshs defence Indian officials remained
introduced for salaried lives. my tenure. We will certainly years. The village, which is peoples lives and make a dif- to comment on whether system into an extension of cautious on the issue, how-
individuals on April 1. Some of find some way to assist in my seeing a complete transform- ference in many different joint defence production Indias. ever, adding that an agree-
the columns for claiming What more do you plan to personal capacity as and ation, is on its way to be- ways. It has also been a would be part of it, or how Signing any defence deal ment on Teesta was off the
income deductions have been do for the village in terms when possible for the village come an Adarsh village as phase of learning for me as I much maritime cooperation or Memorandum of Under- table for now. There will
clubbed in the ITR-1 form of enabling livelihoods after my term but I sincerely per the vision of the Honble come to understand the dif- it would involve, stressing standing with India will be a be a lot of deliverables on
called Sahaj. Columns that before your tenure as MP hope after all our collective PM [Prime Minister] Shri ferent aspects of life beyond that much of the collabora- dangerous venture for both sides, an MEA official
will remain include those for ends next year? effort, this is a village that [Narendra] Modi. I am really the cricket field. I am thor- tion would deal with in- Bangladesh. India wants to who did not wish to be iden-
claiming deductions under does not need any help and happy with the efforts of the oughly enjoying this phase of formation, advice and sell its military hardware and tified said, adding, Whether
Sections 80C and 80D We have already deployed will become a shining ex- Collectors office, village my life as much as my play- counter-insurgency expert- arms to us for 25 years, BNP Teesta is there or not, the
(health insurance). Those who one of our brand partners at ample for the rest of the leadership and local stake- ing career and I cannot ise on terror. general secretary Ruhul visit itself is significant.
want to show deductions Puttamraju Kandriga to en- country in self-reliance and holders who have worked choose one over the other. Mr. Imams comments Rizvi said, a charge Mr. (The reporter travelled to
under other heads can do so able anyone who wishes to self-sustainability. tirelessly with the villagers in Each has its place in my life came after months of specu- Imam rejected. Dhaka as part of a media
by selecting an option, an be trained on computers to My vision for the two vil- completing the first phase of and has taught me very dif- lation, ever since the then Opposition parties as well team hosted by Bangladesh
official said. E-filing too may be provided free computer lages that is that they witness development, and looking ferent things about our great Defence Minister, Manohar as most Bangladeshi newspa- ahead of Prime Minister
be enabled from April 1. PTI coaching, and we also have an overall development and forward to second phase country and its people. Parrikar, visited Dhaka in pers have been pressing for Sheikh Hasinas visit)

Talks on with Sri Lanka: Lanba

Navy chief says Indian ishermen are crossing maritime boundaries
Staff Reporter are there for indigenisation,
VELLORE we are there for Make in In-
The Navy has been tracking dia, he said.
and monitoring Chinese sub-
marines in the Indian Ocean, LCA issue
the Chief of the Naval Staff, He said the Navy was the
Admiral Sunil Lanba, said first to support the Aero-
here on Wednesday. nautical Development
At a press conference Agency and the DRDO in de-
after a programme to mark veloping the light combat
the decommissioning of the aircraft (LCA).
Tu-142M long-range mari- We are committed to an
time patrol aircraft after 29 Indian fighter aircraft that
years of service and the sil- can operate from an aircraft
ver jubilee of INS Rajali at carrier. The LCA Mk1 does
the naval air station in not meet our requirements
Arakkonam on Wednesday, In memory: Navy chief Sunil Lanba inaugurating a Tu-142M to be a carrier-based fighter
he said the Chinese had been static display aircraft at INS Rajali in Arakkonam on aircraft. It does not have the
deploying submarines in the Wednesday. C. VENKATACHALAPATHY
* correct power-to-thrust ra-
Indian Ocean since 2013. tio, he said.
LTTE. He recollected the of other agencies, such as Asked if there were plans
Crossing the boundary crucial role played by the the marine police and the to bring in more women in
On fishermen coming into squadron in Operation Cac- Department of Fisheries, to the Navy, he said, We have
conflict with Sri Lanka, he tus in the Maldives, when ensure that our coasts are close to 500 women officers
said, Indian fishermen have fleeing mercenaries were de- safe, he said. in the Navy. They are in cer-
been crossing maritime tected and tracked till they Admiral Lanba said the tain branches, and have now
boundary, going and fishing were apprehended by Indian Navy was a pioneer in indi- started flying in patrol air-
in Sri Lankan waters. A dia- warships. genisation. It started build- craft. We are examining the
logue is going on and there On coastal security, he ing ships in India in the early issue of them serving on
was a meeting between fish- said that after the November 1960s, and had built over ships.
ing associations of Sri Lanka 26 terrorist attacks in Mum- 200 ships in Indian The Navy de-inducted
and Tamil Nadu. bai, the Navy was made over- shipyards. eight TU 142M aircrafts, pop-
Admiral Lanba said the all in-charge of maritime se- We have worked along ularly known as Albatross
Tu-142M had extensively curity. We have worked with Defence Research and and has already inducted
flown in the airspace around together with the Coast Development Organisation eight Boeing P-8I aircrafts. It
Sri Lanka when the island Guard and also coastal State in developing many is in the process of inducting
nation was fighting the governments and a whole lot products for the Navy. We four more P-8I aircrafts.

Data jugglery over arms purchases?

Figures before Parliament show 62% domestic spending, despite huge imports
Josy Joseph on purchases from Indian and 2016. It is more than the units and even private
NEW DELHI vendors and 23,192.22 crore both China and Pakistans. vendors often have a signific-
India has been the worlds from foreign vendors. The The report points out that ant amount of foreign
largest importer of arms in number shows that over 62% India increased its arms im- components.
recent years, with a majority of the capital expenditure is ports by 43% between 2007- There are several equip-
of its weapon systems impor- spent in India. 11 and 2012-16. ment on which the foreign
ted, reliable estimates show. Nothing much has exchange spending might be
But official data contradict Doesnt add up changed, a senior official accounted as Indian spend-
the hard statistics that cap- In 2014-15, of the 65,583.77 dealing with procurements ing, he said. Among them,
ture those realities. crore expenditure, Indian said, when asked about the possibly, are the imports of
The Defence Ministry says vendors got 39,598.91 crore figures showing that most of parts for the indigenously
that in the past two financial and foreign ones 25,984.86 Indian military purchases made Tejas fighter aircraft
years, India has spent a crore. are from within India. It and the BrahMos missiles.
lions share of its capital ex- The figures go against the does not capture the full pic- In 2014, when Arun Jatiley
penditure on procurement oft-repeated figure of India ture, he said. was holding the Defence
from Indian vendors. importing about 65% of its portfolio, he told Parliament
In a statement in Parlia- military requirements. Foreign components that over between 2010-11
ment on Tuesday, Union The Stockholm Interna- Another official pointed out and 2012-13, 69% of the total
Minister of State for Defence tional Peace Research Insti- that Parliaments figures may capital and revenue require-
Subhash Bhamre said that in tute says India is the largest not reflect the foreign ex- ments of the Services were
2015-16, of the total capital importer of military equip- change spent by Indian sup- met through indigenous pro-
expenditure of 62,341.86 ment in the world, account- pliers, such as defence pub- curements.
crore for procurement, ing for 13% of the total global lic sector units. Many of the That again was mere stat-
39,149.64 crore was spent arms imports between 2012 military procurements from istical jugglery.




Brexit spotlight turns to talks between U.K. and EU
Prime Minister Theresa May is conident of reaching a deal
in two years and promises a smooth and orderly exit
Nasheed vows to keep
up pressure on govt. Vidya Ram old friends and new allies
COLOMBO London around the world.
Exiled Maldives Opposition With events now set in mo- The triggering of Brexit
leader Mohamed Nasheed tion to take Britain out of the has also brought to the fore
vowed on Wednesday to keep European Union (EU), the questions about the future of
up the pressure on the spotlight will fall on the nego- the countries that make up
government after it deployed tiating process, the terms the U.K. In a heated Prime
troops to remove his MPs agreed, and the ways in Ministers Questions just be-
from Parliament. A vote of no which the country will build fore Ms. Mays historic an-
conidence ended in defeat its post-EU future. nouncement, she battled
on Monday when soldiers While Prime Minister questions on pledges made
took away 13 Opposition MPs Theresa May has insisted that earlier to consult with mem-
and the rest walked out. AFP the government aims to de- bers of the devolved govern-
liver a smooth and orderly A protester wearing an EU ments on the terms of Brexit
Case against H-1B lottery Brexit and reach an agree- lag in London. GETTY IMAGES
* talks. Ms. May shot back,
system dismissed ment within two years, many telling that she had always
remain sceptical. They point isting arrangements, said been clear that the negoti-
A U.S. district court last week to the seven years the EU and Mark Boleat, the policy chair- ations would be conducted
dismissed a lawsuit that Canada took to reach a free man of the City of London on behalf of a united nation,
challenged the lottery trade deal. The EU has indic- Corporation, adding that a and that now was not the
system for determining ated in the past that a deal transitional deal was needed time for questioning the na-
successful applicants for would have to be agreed early in the negotiations to tions unity.
H-1B . The ruling by a federal within 18 months to give provide businesses with clar- However, the issue is un-
judge in Oregon means that enough time for all the relev- ity and reassurance. likely to go away following
there will be no change in the ant bodies and national Par- Tuesdays vote by the Scot-
H-1B visa issuance process for liaments to get on board. Right to remain tish Parliament to back calls
the iscal 2018 which begins In the past, Ms. May had The government will also for a second referendum on
on April 3. PTI indicated that Britain would face a battle going forward independence. In her letter
150 migrants feared prefer to leave the EU with over issues such as the right to Mr. Tusk, Ms. May said the
dead after boat sinks no deal rather than a bad to remain of EU citizens government expected that
deal, though critics have already in the U.K. In her let- the Brexit process would res-
A rubber boat packed with pointed to a past analysis by ter to Mr. Tusk, Ms. May ult in a significant increase
migrants sank in the the Treasury department called for Britain and Europe in the decision-making
Mediterranean and the that leaving the union on to strike an early agree- power of each devolved ad-
presumed sole survivor told World Trade Organizations ment on the rights of EU cit- ministration. She added that
rescuers he believed all other terms (in the absence of a izens in Britain, and U.K. cit- the government would be
passengers drowned, the deal within the two-year izens across Europe. looking to avoid a hard bor-
International Migration timetable) could knock as There will also be a do- der between the Republic of
Organization (IOM) said on much as 7.5% off GDP. mestic battle over what EU Ireland (an EU member state)
Wednesday. He said that In her letter to Donald laws Britain chooses to apply and Northern Ireland (part of
everyone else died. But Tusk, president of the to itself once it leaves the the U.K.).
theres some hope that the European Council, Ms. May union, as well as other policy We can choose to say the
Italian Coast Guard picked up emphasised her eagerness to changes it will bring in to fur- task ahead is too great. We
others, said IOM spokesman get the deal. We must there- ther the trade deals it hopes can choose to turn our face
Flavio Di Giacomo. Reuters fore work hard to avoid this to make outside the EU. to the past and believe it
outcome, she wrote. On Wednesday, Jeremy cant be done. Or we can look
Pakistan court stops The Commissions ap- Corbyn, leader of the Labour forward with optimism and
extradition of U.S. citizen proach will be detailed, Party, called on the Prime hope and to believe in the
ISLAMABAD painstaking and business- Minister to listen, consult enduring power of the British
A Pakistani court has like Britains priority and represent the whole spirit, said Mrs May.
temporarily barred the should not be the divorce bill country, accusing the govern- The biggest challenge may
extradition of Talha Haroon but the future trade deal, ment of wanting to change it now prove to be uniting the
(19) a U.S. citizen of Pakistani said Lord Peter Mandelson, a to a tax dodgers paradise. country, with many in the Re-
origin accused of planning a former EU trade commis- Labour will not give this gov- main and Leave camps en-
terrorist attack in New York, a sioner and chair at Global ernment a freehand, he trenched in their views about
lawyer said on Wednesday. Counsel. said. Ms. May said she would the future and each other.
Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui The government should represent every person in However, according to recent
of Islamabad High Court seek to secure a trade deal the whole United Kingdom polling by YouGov, only 21%
suspended the extradition with the EU that ensures re- to create a fairer truly of people want to see the res-
order against Haroon, who is ciprocal market access and is Global Britain that gets out ult of the referendum over-
jailed in Rawalpindi. AFP as close as possible to our ex- and builds relationships with turned or ignored.

EU, China
China to fund local Wont protect those found Woman rams police
rally around
elections in Nepal guilty of murder, says Sirisena car near Capitol, held Paris deal
Madhesi groups protest against move Incident appears unrelated to terrorism Reuters
President reassures military, turns up heat on Rajapaksas BEIJING/Oslo
Kallol Bhattacherjee Agence France-Presse no nexus to terrorism, Ms. Nations led by China and
New Delhi Meera Srinivasan Thajudeen. When the na- Washington the European Union rallied
Malecki said, adding that
In an unprecedented move, Colombo tional team players charred around a global plan to
A woman was arrested on the Capitol complex re-
China has extended finan- In a thinly-veiled reference body was found inside a car Wednesday near the U.S. mains open to the public. slow climate change on
cial support to Nepal for to Sri Lankas former first in 2012, police recorded it as Capitol after driving into a The Metropolitan Police Wednesday after U.S. Pres-
holding local-level elections, family allegedly linked to an accident. In August 2015, police vehicle and narrowly Department earlier said the ident Donald Trump began
drawing criticism from the the murder of a journalist his body was exhumed after missing several officers on driver had apparently undoing Obama-era plans
Madhesi agitators. and a rugby star President the case was reopened as a foot, but police said the in- struck a police cruiser and for deep cuts in U.S. green-
Chinese President Xi Jin- Maithripala Sirisena said he murder investigation. Minis- cident appears unrelated to tried running over several house gas emissions.
ping said, following his would not protect those ters have in the past linked terrorism. other officers. Mr. Trumps order on
Nepali Prime Minister
Tuesday meeting with who are guilty of killing me- the former Presidents two Capitol Police communic- The incident occurred in Tuesday, keeping a cam-
Pushpa Kamal Dahal
Prime Minister Pushpa dia persons or sportsmen. sons, Namal and Yositha, to ations director Eva Malecki the 100 block of Independ- paign promise to bolster
Prachanda. REUTERS

Kamal Dahal Prachanda in He was speaking at a de- the murder. Both cases were told reporters that officers ence Avenue, just steps from the U.S. coal industry,
Beijing, that China would fence services school in Kur- among those reopened after had observed an erratic the Rayburn House Office strikes at the heart of an in-
grant 136 million Nepali ru- Boao Forum in Hainan and unegala, 100 km north-east Sri Lankan President President Sirisena came to and aggressive driver in the Building, where several ternational Paris Agree-
pees for the elections. This held bilateral talks with the of Colombo, and former Maithripala Sirisena. *
AFP power in January 2015, oust- area, and attempted to stop members of Congress have ment in 2015 to curb world
will be the first time that Chinese government in President Mahinda Rajapak- ing his former boss Mr. the vehicle. their offices. During fair temperatures that hit re-
Nepal will hold local polls Beijing. During his discus- sas electoral district. While a magistrate court here that Rajapaksa. The driver negotiated a weather, lawmakers often cord highs in 2016 for the
since the return of demo- sion with Mr. Xi, the Nepali assuring soldiers that he top-secret death squads Though in Opposition U-turn and fled the scene, walk outside and cross Inde- third year in a row.
cracy a decade ago. leader also gave assurances would take fullest respons- linked to the defence estab- now, Rajapaksa remains nearly striking officers and pendence Avenue from the Many nations reacted to
Madhesi protesters ac- for Nepals participation in ibility on behalf of war her- lishment of the previous gov- popular among the coun- striking at least one other Rayburn building as they Mr. Trumps plan with dis-
cused Beijing of fanning di- the One Belt One Road oes, Mr. Sirisena said he ernment had targeted dissid- trys armed forces. The milit- vehicle, Ms. Malecki said. head to the Capitol, and the may and defiance, saying a
visive undercurrents in (OBOR) initiative. was unable to protect those ent journalists. As many as 17 ary is a core constituency for A brief pursuit followed un- area on the corner of the vast investment shift from
Nepal. There cannot be However, the Madhesi found guilty of acts that were journalists and media work- Sinhalese politicians, who til the vehicle was stopped. Washington Mall is often fossil fuels to clean energy
elections in Nepal without Morcha said that Nepals not connected to national se- ers were killed during Mr. defend their impunity from crowded with tourists. such as wind and solar
amendments and with democratic aspirations can curity. Rajapaksas 10-year rule. probes into war crimes. Near Capitol complex The Senate and House of power is under way with
money, China is fanning not be sacrificed for eco- He made the remarks President Sirisenas reassur- Police fired shots during the Representatives entered benefits ranging from less
chances of conflicts in nomic development and even as investigation agen- Rugby stars death ance to the military comes a incident, which occurred into session just minutes air pollution to more jobs.
Nepal, said Rajendra Ma- connectivity. China is sup- cies probe the 2009 murder In February, the CID ques- week after the UN Human just a block from the Capitol after the alleged attack. Chinese Foreign Min-
hato of the Madhesi Morcha. porting a wrong move by of well-known editor Las- tioned two high-ranking Rights Council adopted a res- complex, but no one was in- The incident occurred istry spokesman Lu Kang,
The announcement came the government of Nepal by antha Wickrematunge. Army officials from ex-leader olution in Geneva, granting jured and the suspect was one week after an assault in whose government cooper-
at the last day of Prachan- extending financial help to Earlier this month, Sri Rajapaksas security detail, Sri Lanka two more years to taken into custody. London near Parliament ated closely with former
das China visit during hold these elections, Mr. Lankas Criminal Investiga- about the suspicious death deliver on reconciliation and This incident appears to that left four people dead U.S. President Barack
which he participated in the Mahato said. tions Department (CID) told of rugby star Wasim accountability. be criminal in nature with and 50 wounded. Obama's administration on
climate change, said all
countries should move

Indian engineer killed, wife Dylan to receive Nobel this weekend with the times.
No matter how other
countries policies on cli-

injured in hit-and-run in U.S. However, he will give the lecture only in a taped format, at a later date
mate change, as a respons-
ible large developing coun-
try Chinas resolve, aims
Agence France-Presse will attend, all according to and policy moves in deal-
Driver arrested, faces a number of preliminary charges Stockholm Dylans wishes. Mr. Dylan is ing with climate change
Music icon Bob Dylan will fi- set to perform concerts on will not change, he said.
Press Trust of India who listed the death as hom- nally receive his Nobel Liter- Saturday and Sunday in
Washington icide. His wife continues to ature Prize this weekend at a Stockholm, the first stop on Jobs from clean energy
Anshul Sharma (30), an In- be listed in critical condition meeting with the Swedish his European tour. European Climate Com-
dian engineer, was killed on at Indiana University Health Academy in Stockholm, it But Mr. Dylan will not missioner Miguel Arias
Sunday and his wife Samira Methodist Hospital in Indi- announced on Wednesday. hold the traditional Nobel Canete said: We see the
Bharadwaj (28) critically in- anapolis, the report said. But no media will be al- lecture during the meeting, Paris Agreement and the
jured when an intoxicated Demaio failed several lowed to cover the meeting, she said. transition to a modern,
mini-van driver hit them in a field sobriety exercises, the and the famously-reclusive Because the lecture is the more innovative economy
hit-and-run accident in the police said. The mini-van Dylan will only give a lecture only requirement to receive as the growth engine of job
U.S. city of Columbus. was found with substantial required of him in a taped the eight million kronor creation, investment op-
The two were walking in a damage to its hood and a version at a later date. ($870,000) that comes with portunities and economic
buffered bike lane when the cracked windshield. the prize, Mr. Dylan will not prosperity.
driver hit them from behind. Anshul Sharma and his wife A spokeswoman of Cum- Diploma and medal Reclusive icon: Bob Dylan sings and plays the guitar at a be handed the money during German Environment
Samira Bharadwaj FACEBOOK *
mins, a diesel engine manu- The 75-year-old kept silent festival in Hampshire, England, in 1978. GETTY IMAGES *
his Stockholm visit, even Minister Barbara
Driver in county jail facturer in Columbus, where for weeks after he was an- though he will collect the Hendricks warned Wash-
Michael Demaio (36), the injury and operating while Mr. Sharma worked as an en- nounced as the Nobel literat- meet this weekend, Sara and congratulate him on the Nobel diploma and medal. ington it could lose out. A
driver, has been arrested being intoxicated, the Re- gineer, said the company ure laureate in October, and Danius, permanent secret- Nobel Prize in Literature. The Academy has reason shift into reverse [gear]
and is now in a county jail. publica newspaper said. was in constant communica- snubbed a ceremony in ary of the Academy, wrote in She added: The setting to believe that a taped ver- now will only hurt them-
He faces a number of prelim- Mr. Sharma was pro- tion with the Sharma family December to receive the a blog post. will be small and intimate, sion will be sent at a later selves in terms of interna-
inary charges, including fail- nounced dead at the scene, and providing support in ef- prize. The good news is that The Academy will then and no media will be point, Ms. Danius said, tional competitiveness,
ure to stop after an accident Bartholomew County Cor- forts to return his body to the Swedish Academy and hand over Dylans Nobel dip- present; only Bob Dylan and without specifying an exact she told the Sueddeutsche
resulting in death, causing oner Clayton Nolting said, India. Bob Dylan have decided to loma and the Nobel medal, members of the Academy date. Zeitung daily.



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Special Correspondent
PRICE CHANGE Tube Investments of India
ACC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1423.35. . . . . . . . . 6.15
Adani Ports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321.00. . . . . . . . . 0.15
Regulator set to approve in April a plan for brokerages present in both segments (TII), a part of the 29,500
Ambuja Cements. . . .. . . . . . 230.65. . . . . . . . . 2.30
crore Murugappa group,
Asian Paints. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 1068.10. . . . . . . 10.25
ASHISH RUKHAIYAR on Wednesday unveiled its
Aurobindo Pharma . . . . . . 670.25. . . . . . . . -8.75 Brooks brand of bicycles
Axis Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504.20. . . . . . . . . 1.40 targeting millennials, a
The Securities and Exchange
Bajaj Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2831.10. . . . . . . . . 6.25
Bank of Baroda . . . . . .. . . . . . 173.50. . . . . . . . -0.40 Board of India (SEBI) will term used to refer to those
Bharti Airtel . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 344.85. . . . . . . . . 4.10 soon approve a single regis- reaching young adulthood
BHEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167.85. . . . . . . . -0.70 tration mechanism for in the early 21st century.
Bosch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22916.30. . . . . . -70.00
brokerages that are present It is a new initiative of
BPCL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 643.10. . . . . . . . -2.85
Cipla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 593.15. . . . . . . . -1.00 in both commodity and the companys Corporate
Coal India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294.10. . . . . . . . . 3.75 equity segments. Strategy Group targeting
Dr Reddys Lab . . . . . . . .. . . . 2633.65. . . . . . . . -4.10 The capital markets regu- millennials in the age
Eicher Motors. . . . . . . . .. 25056.10. . . . . 158.35
GAIL (India). . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 373.45. . . . . . . . -1.35 lator is expected to give its group of 30-40 through on-
Grasim Ind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1057.95. . . . . . . . -7.75 approval to the plan at its line said L. Ramkumar,
HCL Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877.60. . . . . . . 17.70 board meet scheduled next managing director, TII. As
HDFC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1522.05. . . . . . . 17.95 more and more millennials
HDFC Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1428.60. . . . . . . . . 8.40
Hero MotoCorp . . . . . .. . . . 3224.40. . . -102.50 The move, once imple- are buying products
Hindalco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192.25. . . . . . . . . 2.65 mented, will benefit a large through online, we de-

India trade grew

Hind Unilever . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 912.55. . . . . . . . . 9.45 number of market interme- cided to try this channel,
ICICI Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282.20. . . . . . . . . 5.20
Idea Cellular . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 88.90. . . . . . . . . 0.40 diaries who currently have he said.
IndusInd Bank . . . . . . . .. . . . 1398.30. . . . . . . . -5.95 to block separate funds in Set up in 2015 with
the form of net worth and senior staff from different
10% in 2016: Maersk
Bharti Infratel . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 336.85. . . . . . . 18.20
Infosys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1031.85. . . . . . . . -3.30 divisions, the strategy
base minimum capital for
ITC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283.20. . . . . . . . . 2.70
Kotak Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 857.60. . . . . . . . -1.85 their stock and commodity group has helped design a
L&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1556.55. . . . . . . 12.30 broking entities. With a com- separate brand and formu-
Lupin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1454.35. . . . . . . . -1.35 mon registration in place, lated ideas for introducing
M&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1270.65. . . . . . . . -6.35
Maurti Suzuki . . . . . . . . .. . . . 5944.15. . . . . . -30.10
separate allocation of funds do-it-yourself kits, selling Reforms, local demand spur numbers
NTPC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163.95. . . . . . . . -0.95 can be done away with. goods online, assembling
ONGC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186.95. . . . . . . . . 0.05 bicycles at clients door- Lalatendu Mishra owing to a series of eco-
PowerGrid Corp . . . . .. . . . . . 196.85. . . . . . . . . 0.15 Benefit for investors steps and implementing a MUMBAI nomic reforms undertaken
Reliance Ind . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 1256.65. . . . . . . 10.90
State Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288.45. . . . . . . . . 6.35 For investors, it could mean one-week return policy. Amid weak global trade, In- by the government, increase
Sun Pharma . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 687.65. . . . . . -10.95 a single registration form Investor-friendly: For investors, it could mean a single registration form and one-time KYC An online strategy en- dia reported a 10% growth in domestic demand and
Tata Motors . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 469.05. . . . . . . . -3.35 and one-time KYC Know process to allow them to buy shares and trade in commodity derivatives. REUTERS
* tailing sourcing of bicycles in export-import (EXIM) improved performance by
Tata Motors DVR. . . .. . . . . . 283.75. . . . . . . . -1.90
Your Client process to al- manufactured in Sri Lanka trade in 2016 as compared key sectors such as textiles,
Tata Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90.00. . . . . . . . . 1.20
Tata Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484.40. . . . . . . . . 4.20 low them to buy shares as intermediary for commodity entities through whom they ber. The admission fee for and Malaysia, also came with that in 2015, according agriculture, pharmaceutic-
TCS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2444.60. . . . . . . 14.65 well as trade in commodity and equity trading will bene- trade are separate. That the various categories of from the group. The cycles, to estimates by Maersk als and automobiles,
Tech Mahindra . . . . . . .. . . . . . 458.25. . . . . . . . . 2.55 derivatives thereby making it fit investors more than the practice can also be done members ranges between imported in semi-knocked Lines, the worlds biggest Franck Dedenis, Managing
UltraTech Cement . .. . . . 3999.35. . . . . . . 12.05
Wipro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 512.25. . . . . . . . . 4.70 easier for individuals and in- brokerage itself. Most of the away with, Mr. Modi said. 7.5 lakh to 25 lakh. down condition, will be as- container shipping line. Director India, Sri Lanka
YES Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1544.95. . . . . . . 10.10 stitutions looking to invest in large well-known brokerages The net worth require- sembled at the clients The EXIM container & Bangladesh Cluster,
Zee Entertainment . . . . . . 530.95. . . . . . . . . 0.60 both. have a presence in both the Networth requirement ment for commodity brokers doorstep. To begin with, trade volume grew by 10% Maersk Lines said.
The memorandum has segments. A clearing member in the is between 25 lakh and 5 TII will roll out six models for the full year 2016, which Increased demand from
been submitted to the board Apart from the benefits debt and equity derivatives crore depending on the type for kids and five city and was double of 2015, Maersk countries such as Saudi Ara-
EXCHANGE RATES for a common single regis- of a single net worth and segments of BSE requires a of membership. The reform off-road bicycles for adults, Lines said in its latest trade bia and Kenya contributed
Indicative direct rates in rupees a unit tration for commodity and capital requirement, it will net worth of 3 crore while will be just one more in the priced in the range of report. Trade growth was to the overall export growth
except yen at 4 p.m. on March 29
CURRENCY TT BUY TT SELL equity brokers. It will be on lower the operational cost those in currency derivatives long list of reviews done by 5,299 to 10,625. also more balanced across of 11%.
US Dollar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 64.70. . . . . . . 65.02 the agenda when the board for an intermediary but the segment require 10 crore. the regulator over the past Initially, it will be avail- both exports and imports as Imports grew 10%. Even
Euro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 69.76. . . . . . . 70.11 meets next month, said a investor will be the real win- Members in the currency year and a half. able in Chennai, Bengaluru against 2015, where import though China remained the
British Pound . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 80.66. . . . . . . 81.07 person familiar with the ner, said Chintan Modi, Ex- and equity derivatives fur- Since the SEBI-FMC mer- and Hyderabad and in the volumes grew four times largest trading partner re-
Japanese Yen (100) . .. . 58.33. . . . . . . 58.63
matter. ecutive Vice President, India ther require a deposit of 50 ger, the regulator has re- next six months, it will be faster than exports, it porting 19% year on year
Chinese Yuan . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 9.39. . . . . . . . . 9.44
Swiss Franc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 65.02. . . . . . . 65.34 Incidentally, a single regis- Infoline. lakh. viewed and amended many made available in Mumbai, added. growth in 2016, trade
Singapore Dollar . . . . . . .. . 46.37. . . . . . . 46.62 tration and complete fungib- A single KYC will allow in- In the commodity mar- regulations related to com- NCR and Pune, Mr. Contrary to belief, the de- volumes from South Korea
Canadian Dollar . . . . . . . . .. . 48.40. . . . . . . 48.64 ility between the two seg- vestors to trade in both com- kets, the base minimum cap- modity trading, exchanges Ramkumar said. We are monetisation exercise had registered the highest
Malaysian Ringitt . . . . . .. . 14.64. . . . . . . 14.72
ments was always part of the modity and equity. The col- ital is 50 lakh for members and intermediaries to bring planning to sell 10,000 limited impact on exports of growth in imports at 41%.
Source:Indian Bank
long-term plan of SEBI ever laterals and margins that an of Multi Commodity Ex- it on par with the norms for units in 2017-18 and 30,000 select commodities, espe- In 2016, India forayed
since the erstwhile Forward investor keeps with the change of India (MCX) with the equity segment. For in- to 40,000 bicycles in the cially the ones that rely on into new exports markets.
Markets Commission (FMC) broker can also be used algo trading and 10 lakh for stance, trading and surveil- third year. cash for trading, mainly Exporters increased focus in
BULLION RATES CHENNAI was merged with the capital against his position in either those without it. The initial lance norms for commodity It is not that we are not meat exports, it said. the Middle East and in East
March 29 rates in rupees with previous market regulator in Septem- segments. Currently, clients security deposit is 1 crore exchanges were tightened capable of making these bi- Indias EXIM trade Africa thus reaping benefits,
rates in parentheses
ber 2015. have to keep separate bal- for professional clearing after the bourses came un- cycles here, but overseas growth was due to strong even as they entered into
Retail Silver (1g) . . . . . . . . . . . 45.20. . . . . (45.20)
Market participants, ance and ledger for com- member and institutional der the regulatory purview manufacturers are having surge in exports and a con- new markets such as Central
22 ct gold (1 g) . .. . . . . . . . . . . 2,769. . . . . (2,781)
meanwhile, say that a single modity and equity since the trading cum clearing mem- of SEBI. excess capacity, he said. sistent increase in imports America, the report said.

BA lies Close loss-making branches

to Mumbai Centre asks 10 PSU banks to also pare stakes in JVs, units
MANOJIT SAHA cessarily fetch reasonable subsidiary stake were among
Special Correspondent MUMBAI valuations as some of these some of the initiatives that
MUMBAI The Centre has asked 10 ventures were not faring were highlighted.
British Airways has intro- public sector banks to con- well. As of December 2016,
duced a new Boeing 787-9 sider selling stakes in joint Earlier this month, the commercial banks had
Dreamliner in the London ventures and subsidiaries Finance Ministry, while al- 1,36,412 domestic branches
to Mumbai route. and also to close down loss- locating capital to these 10 of which more than 85,000
This aircraft has re- making domestic and inter- banks, had asked the lenders branches were located in
placed a Boeing 777 that national branches to im- to submit a turnaround plan semi-urban and rural areas.
was flying in this route for prove their financial health. and said, The release of The growth rates of deposits
several years. The aircraft In a communication to the capital is based on the and advances in rural and
features a brand new first- 10 banks including IDBI premise that banks would semi-urban areas have far ex-
class cabin. Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, significantly improve their ceed that of urban and
Mumbai is the second Central Bank of India and performance with prudent metro areas.
route after Delhi to have United Bank, the Finance financial management and Rationalisation and reduc-
this latest aircraft, a top Ministry has suggested initi- going forward that they will tion of administrative, oper-
British Airways official atives that, when implemen- be able to meet capital needs ating expenses, including
said. ted, could help these banks through their own earnings. temporary restructuring of
British Airways operates put their house in order. Active non-performing as- employees and benefits has
two daily flights each to While several public sec- set (NPA) management and also been recommended.
Mumbai and Delhi. Besides tor banks have joint ventures strengthening of credit, ar- The ministry said that these
the 787-9 aircraft, BA also in areas like insurance and ranging capital from the steps could be reversed once
operates 787-8 on the asset management, bankers market, disposal of non-core a bank managed to ensure a
Mumbai and Delhi routes. said stake sales wouldnt ne- assets, and divestment of successful turnaround.

BS-III vehicle sales ban unfortunate: SIAM

Industry requires a stable policy for long-term planning and investments
Yuthika Bhargava pacted on account of size-
NEW DELHI able inventory levels, poten-
Following a freeze on regis- tial costs associated with
tration and sale of new BS-III inventory re-call (from deal-
compliant vehicles from ers) and upgradation to BS-
April 1, the automobile in- IV norms, Subrata Ray,
dustry on Wednesday Group Vice President, Cor-
termed the development as porate Sector ratings at ICRA
unfortunate and warned said. Further, in order to li-
of job losses in the industry. quidate existing stock, com-
Such a last minute de- mercial vehicle OEMs will
cision, according to ana- also be pushed to offer
lysts is likely push OEMs to higher discounts, which con-
explore the option of export- tinue to be at elevated levels
ing the over 8 lakh affected for the past few years.
vehicles, to markets where Rakesh Batra, Partner and
emission norms have not Sudden brake: Automobile industry warns of undue stress and automotive sector leader at
progressed to Euro IV or job losses. AP
EY said the decision will res-
equivalent. ult in difficulties for the en-
Stating that the industry While no one pushed for has been seeking for years tire automotive value chain,
would abide with the orders BS IV fuel availability for a ban on older vehicles to on top of cost increases to
passed by the Supreme seven years to change over cut pollution. comply with BSIV vehicle
Court, Vinod K. Dasari, Pres- faster, this sudden decision production and GST
ident of Society of Indian just a few days before the Minimal impact implementation.
Automobile Manufacturers changeover is rather un- Mr. Dasari said Ashok Ley- This industry works glob-
pointed out that auto in- fortunate as it causes undue land would be able to up- ally on 20 to 30 days invent-
dustry has been ready with stress on the entire industry, grade the leftover BS III ory .... and this should have
BS IV manufacturing since and cause loss of jobs, Mr. vehicles at minimal addi- considered as part of the
2010. Dasari said. The automobile tional cost. He denied re- transition plan when migrat-
However, the sale of BS IV industry, anywhere in the ports that the firm had to ing from BS III to BS IV. Un-
vehicles nationwide was not world, requires a stable and take a huge writeoff of BS-III fortunately a last-minute de-
possible due to lack of BS IV predictable policy which al- inventory due to the im- cision does not help any of
fuel. Running a BS4 vehicle lows for long term planning pending ban. In fact, the the industry stakeholders or
with BS3 fuel can cause and investments, he said. impact will be minimal for consumers, in March when
severe problems to some Mr. Dasari, who is also the us. volumes are higher due to
vehicles, he said in a MD and CEO of Ashok Ley- The commercial vehicle year-end purchases and
statement. land, said the auto industry segment will be the most im- deals, Mr. Batra said.





Airport majors vie for 80 million EPF retirees may
Jaipur, Ahmedabad soon get healthcare beneits
Central board of trustees to meet on March 30 to decide
Irish, Singaporean, Swiss, French irms bid to run terminals Somesh Jha also. The Scheme of medical the CBT meeting which has
benefits for EPS 1995 provi- employers and employees
Micromax Dual 5 phone Somesh Jha
More than eight crore work- sions as devised by ESIC will representatives. SEBI passes
ers contributing towards be implemented, according Workers drawing salary
priced at 20,000
Four major global airport Employees Provident Fund to the agenda of the CBT up to 15,000 per month are order against
operators have expressed in- Organisation (EPFO) may meeting, which will be entitled to medical benefits
Domestic handset maker
Micromax on Wednesday terest in operating the ter- soon be eligible to receive chaired by labour minister for treatment during incid- JP Morgan
forayed into the premium minal building of Jaipur and medical treatment from Em- Bandaru Dattaterya on ences of sickness, maternity,
smartphone category with a Ahmedabad airports bids ployees State Insurance Thursday. disability and death due to SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
new phone called Dual 5, that may witness stiff com- Corporation (ESIC) hospitals injury during work. MUMBAI
petition from several Indian after their retirement. 1,400 dispensaries The ESI Act applies to The Securities and Ex-
and aims to capture 10% of
players, including the Adani The EPFOs central board The ESIC has a network of factories with 10 or more change Board of India
this segment in the coming
and Tata groups, who have of trustees will meet on over 1,400 dispensaries and workers and it is also applic- (SEBI) has passed a con-
financial year. Before this
also thrown their hats in the Thursday to consider over 150 hospitals across the able to shops, hotels, res- sent order in the matter of
foray, Micromax focused on
ring for the public-private passing on medical benefits country which will be ac- taurants, cinemas and road JP Morgan Mutual Fund,
phones in the price range of
partnership project. under ESIC to pensioners cessible to EPF pensioners transport undertakings. whereby the fund house
1,500-10,000, but this is
The Airports Authority of under Employees Pension once the plan is finalised. While 4.75% of a workers will pay 91.80 lakh as set-
its first phone priced at
India (AAI), which operates Scheme linked to EPF EPFOs Central Provident salary goes towards ESI as tlement charges and be
more than 20,000.
the Ahmedabad and Jaipur accounts. Fund Commissioner V.P. Joy employers contribution, barred from unveiling new
RIL closes GAPCO deal airports, had floated a global It has been requested to held a meeting with ESIC 1.75% of the income goes as schemes for a period of
with Frances Total request for proposals to Queueing up: Indian players including the Adani and the Tata extend the proposed Director General Deepak Ku- the employees share. one year.
MUMBAI hand over the operation and groups have also shown interest. scheme of ESIC on medical mar recently to discuss the Till March 2016, 2.13 crore Incidentally, Edelweiss
Mukesh Ambani-led maintenance of the terminal benefits to the pensioners proposal. insured persons were Asset Management had ac-
Reliance Industries (RIL) buildings to private players. group, which is keen on in- pores Changi Airports Inter- under Employees Pension The broad contours of the covered under the Insur- quired JP Morgans mutual
has completed the sale of Till March 20, 11 private vesting in the airport sector, national to finalise the terms Scheme (EPS) of the EPFO proposal will be discussed in ance Corporations Act. fund business in March
its 76% stake in the players, including four may begin its journey from of the contract. 2016. JP Morgan had
Mauritius-incorporated Gulf global companies, had re- its home state Gujarat and However, AAI had rejec- entered the Indian mutual
Africa Petroleum
Corporation (GAPCO), with
gistered for the bid for oper-
ating and maintaining
Ahmedabad airport and
has registered to bid for the
Ahmedabad airport.
Tata Realty and Infra-
ted Changi Airports offer as
it did not agree to certain
commercial terms of the
Tata Motors Kotak Mahindra plans funds business in 2007. Ac-
cording to the order, the
fund house failed to com-
operating subsidiaries in
unveils Tigor
Tanzania, Kenya and
Uganda to Total of France
seven private companies,
with two global players, re-
gistered to bid for Jaipur
structure, which had pulled
out of the recently-con-
cluded Navi Mumbai bid, is
In January 2015, AAI had
invited applications for sedan to double customers ply with certain provisions
of the mutual fund regula-
tions as laid down by the
for an undisclosed sum.
Last year, RIL and its airport. also in the race for running handing over the opera- capital market regulator.
minority shareholders had Daa International that op- the terminal building of tions, management and de- Special Correspondent Unveils zero-balance savings account The SEBI investigation
agreed to sell their entire erates Irelands state-owned Ahmedabad airport along velopment of Chennai, Kolk- MUMBAI found that the fund house
respective holdings in airports and Vinci Airports with ground handling com- ata, Jaipur and Ahmedabad Tata Motors introduced SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT had unveiled a particular
GAPCO for cash. Singapore with presence pany GlobeGround India. airports to private players Tata Tigor, a compact Mumbai scheme after the expiry of
across 34 airports globally, Mall developer Select In- through the public-private sedan targeted at the Private sector lender Kotak the scheme information
NPL to buy 25.1% stake have shown interest in both frastructure, which operates partnership model. younger generation in the Mahindra Bank on Wednes- document (SID). Further,
from JV partner Solvay Jaipur and Ahmedabad air- the Select Citywalk mall in The move drew flak from domestic market. day said it plans to double the offer document con-
NEW DELHI ports. Delhi, may also bid for the the 2000-odd employees The car is priced start- its customer base in the next tained misleading and an
National Peroxide Ltd. Additionally, Swiss com- Ahmedabad airport. working at these airports, as ing from 4.7 lakh ex-show- 18 months on the back of its incorrect scheme name
(NPL), part of the Wadia pany Zurich Airport Interna- However, Singapores they were opposed to the room, Delhi and 4.95 lakh new offering a zero bal- and investors were allotted
Group, has signed an tional and French firm Egis Changi Airports Interna- privatisation. ex-showroom Mumbai, for ance savings account with units under the incorrect
agreement to buy the Airport Operation that oper- tional has not shown interest Facing human resource is- the Revotron 1.2L (petrol) zero charges. scheme name, says the
entire 25.1% stake from its ates 14 airports across the in modernising Jaipur and sues, the Union government variant and 5.6 lakh, for Uday Kotak, executive SEBI order. While the SEBI
JV partner Solvay SA in the globe, have also registered Ahmedabad airports. This is dropped the plan later in the Revotorq 1.05L (diesel) vice-chairman and man- Uday Kotak probe was on, the fund
company for an undisclosed to bid for managing the significant as a memor- 2015 and decided to only variant, ex-showroom aging director of Kotak house filed an application
amount. With this Ahmedabad airport terminal andum of understanding hand over the airport ter- Delhi & 5.91 lakh, ex- Mahindra Bank said the of- rate of a maximum of 6%, at for consent settlement.
acquisition, NPLs total building. was signed between India minal management to showroom Mumbai. This is fering, namely 8-11, is based par with existing Kotak The consent mechanism
stake will increase to 70.5% and Singapore to modernise private players at Jaipur and the second product to roll on the governments plan to Bank customers. is like an out-of-court pro-
from the current 45.4%. Domestic players the Jaipur and Ahmedabad Ahmedabad. out from Tata Motors in announce demonetisation He said the fourth-largest cess through which SEBI
NPL is still awaiting full Among domestic players, ex- airports in November 2015, Guruprasad Mohapatra, two months. In January it on November 8 last year. private sector bank aimed to settles cases in the form of
details of the acquisition, isting airport operators GMR during Prime Minister Nar- AAI chairman, had earlier had introduced the Hexa, a The account holders, double its customer base penalty and/or debarment.
according to a iling. NPL Airports, GVK Airports Ser- endra Modis visit to Singa- said the winning bidder lifestyle vehicle. who will need to download from 8 million in 18 months. The case is settled without
makes speciality chemicals vices and Bengal Aerotro- pore. would be given a free hand Tigor was code named the Kotak Bank mobile ap- ICICI Bank, the countrys any admission or denial of
like hydrogen peroxide and polis are in the fray for both Following the MoU, AAI in replacing existing staff at Kite 5 during its initial plication to open the savings largest private sector lender guilt by the alleged
hydrogen gas. PTI the airports. The Adani held discussions with Singa- the two airports. phase of manufacturing. account, will get interest has 35 million customers. defaulter.




Kumble-Kohli combine gets the best out of the team
Acrimony between India and Australia crosses the line permitted in sporting arena
Vijay Lokapally
The mind games boomer-
anged to hurt Australia this
time. It was a classic case of
the adage those who live by
the sword, die by the sword.
This bunch of Indian
cricketers loves to give it
back. In style too. The execu-
Ian Chappell praises tion was carried out at the
stand-in skipper Rahane behest of Virat Kohli with
NEW DELHI Anil Kumble monitoring the
Former Australia captain Ian process with his tactically su-
Chappell says India is lucky to preme acumen. The 13-Test
have a stand-in captain like home season saw India en-
Ajinkya Rahane, who led the hance its cricketing stature
side in his own aggressive with some compelling per-
way to a win at Dharamshala. formances against New Zeal-
I thought he did a fantastic and, England, Bangladesh
job. It is not easy to do the and Australia.
job of a fill-in because you The preceding series, also
know the actual captain has a highly competitive, did noth-
got a certain style. Rahane ing to devalue the spirit of
did the right thing by the game.
captaining in his own way. PTI However, against Aus-
tralia, the acrimony was
Odisha govt. agrees to fanned by both teams, at crowd-puller but he would the much-improved Umesh
host Asian athletics times crossing the line per- be the first choice of any cap- Yadavs scorching burst here.
CHENNAI mitted in sporting arena. tain for the solidity that he The fast bowler demon-
The Odisha Government has, They spared little thought brings to the batting. An ag- strated his resilience and en-
in principle, given its consent for the young fans. The poor gregate of 1316 runs with four durance by playing in 12 of
to host the Asian athletics on-field behaviour was a sore centuries certainly estab- the 13 Tests and ending up
championship at Kalinga point in an otherwise much- lished him at the top, fol- with 30 wickets. The fact that
Stadium, Bhubaneswar enjoyable fare. Home rule: The 13-Test season saw the Indian team enhance its cricketing stature. *
V.V. KRISHNAN lowed by Kohli (1252), M. Vi- he bowled 355.5 overs is a
tentatively scheduled from Just a single loss in 13 jay (771), Rahane (718) and tribute to the splendid work
July 6 to 10. matches spoke of Indias pre- the visiting side. tributed in key areas, said style, he showcased his skills that the team has developed K.L. Rahul (708). done by the team physio
With the Jharkhand parations. The team settled into an Kumble. superbly and made a huge in all the departments of the Patrick Farhart.
Government expressing its The challenge was in ad- effective mode with the bats- impact. What I liked was he game. Rahuls consistency Umesh complemented the
inability to conduct the event apting to the conditions, men backing the bowlers. The Kuldeep selection set his own field and bowled Kumble, however, con- Rahuls consistency was In- two spinners Ashwin and
in Ranchi, Bhubaneswar given the fact that the Board The five-bowler theory Nothing highlighted Indias like a seasoned spinner, ceded that there was an area dias biggest gain from the Jadeja as India banked on
agreed to conduct the event of Control for Cricket in India worked in Indias favour and confidence better than the Kumble added. that needed to be addressed season. However, the classy the slow bowlers. Ashwin,
after much persuasion from had picked six new Test it was a major factor in influ- Kuldeep selection. The The bold step to continue on priority. The close-in opener from Karnataka was, thriving on spinner-friendly
Athletics Federation of India. centres, starting with Indore encing the induction of coach explained, The bowl- with five bowlers despite the catching has been a bit of a at times, guilty of poor shot- tracks, claimed 82 wickets
But doubts lingered on against New Zealand and Kuldeep Yadav for the de- ing needed support because absence of Kohli in the final let down. Rahane was an ex- selection and would do well and worked in tandem with
whether Bhubaneswar would signing off with Dharamshala cider against Australia. there were tired bodies. I am Test from the playing eleven ception at slip and Chetesh- to understand his potential Jadeja (71 wickets) to create
finish relaying the synthetic against Australia. The batsmen did well very impressed with was again an indication of war Pujara at short leg was a to serve Indian cricket for winning situations.
track and install floodlights at It was important for us to right through the series. The Kuldeep. It was creditable Kumble having such faith in source of inspiration. long. His towering presence At the end of the season of
such short notice. stay in a positive frame of century that (Wriddhiman) that the left-arm wrist-spin- his batsmen. Their hunger Pujara emerging as the in the top-order was a source recognition, Indian cricket
The Odisha Government has mind, said Kumble, pleased Saha hit (at Ranchi) was a ner was not intimidated in and desire to do well was in- mainstay of Indian batting of strength for Kohli and stood to gain from Kumbles
orally told us they are ready, with the effort of his team, result of the focus on a col- his first game by the likes of fectious, It indeed was. That was a compliment to his abil- Pujara. guidance and Kohlis exuber-
said C.K. Valson, secretary, especially in the final Test lective show. Each man un- David Warner and Steve it worked well was again a re- ity to concentrate hard on What a spell, exclaimed ance to get the best out of the
AFI. where conditions favoured derstood his role and con- Smith. With his chinaman flection on the thoroughness his job. He may not be a Kapil Dev when discussing team.

Kuldeeps inclusion a master-stroke Indo-Pak

We were not expecting him to play, Australia spin bowling coach Sriram says
S. Dinakar one end. Sriram observed too. On Steve Smiths bats- Press Trust of India
Chennai both Lyon and OKeefe were manship, he said, Smith bat- New Delhi
Fielding young left-arm Chin- quicker through the air in the ted with low hands, played The Centre is unlikely to
aman bowler Kuldeep Yadav first Test since the pitch in the ball late, played a lot grant permission to the In-
as the fifth bowler proved a Pune offered considerable square of the wicket. He dian cricket team to play
master-stroke for India. The turn. played the line, was pre- against Pakistan in Dubai.
shock value of the ploy was Lyon focussed on the pared to get beaten outside The Home Minister and
acknowledged by an insider rough outside the right- the off-stump if the ball spun the Home Ministry will
in the Aussie camp. handers off-stump, created away from him. He was not take call on this but I dont
Talking to The Hindu after by left-arm fast bowler afraid to drive Ashwin think the atmosphere is
the conclusion of a dramatic Mitchell Starc, in the second through covers against the right given the current situ-
Test series, Australias spin Test at Bengaluru where the turn. ation in Jammu and Kash-
bowling coach S. Sriram said, bounce too was inconsistent. The Australian batsmen mir, Minister of State for
We were not expecting Sriram said, In fact, Ash- played in front of their pads Home Hansraj Ahir told re-
Kuldeep to play. We had seen win bowled over the wicket, and with soft hands to avoid porters here.
videos of him but did not ac- targeting the rough, even to leg-before decision. Apart
tually think India would in- the left-handers. The surface from Smith, I thought the
clude him in the eleven for played slow in Ranchi, and young Matt Renshaw, allow-
the final Test. the bounce was good in the ing the ball to come to him, PCB bans
Sriram added, Hes differ- final Test. batted well against spin.
ent, bowled very well in the The Indians handled spin Dwelling on the verbal Mohd. Irfan
first innings, was accurate Kuldeep Yadav. V.V. KRISHNAN better in the last two Tests, spats, Sriram said, India-
for a year

and spun the ball. We were felt Sriram. They started us- Australia matches are high-
looking good for a 400-plus about two stumps outside ing the crease more and octane games and there are
Mubashir Zaidi
score but he took vital the off-stump. He has learnt began playing the sweep. We bound to be a few such Karachi
wickets. to bowl the straight delivery knew Rahul swept the ball incidents.
He said the difference on a pitch offering turn. well but even Vijay, Pujara Sriram said he did not see The Pakistan Cricket Board
between the two sides was The former India cricketer and Rahane started doing the Smith brain fade DRS (PCB) on Wednesday
just around 180 runs. 80 elaborated, The idea was to so. incident in Bengaluru. I was banned fast bowler Mo-
runs in Bengaluru and 100 in prevent the batsmen from Sriram said Rahul was the inside at that time. I do not hammad Irfan for a year,
Dharamshala. sweeping him. If the batsmen most impressive among the think Smith, a humble per- along with a fine of PKR 1
Sriram worked closely began sweeping him then Indian batsmen. He went son for all his achievements, million, for concealing in-
with the Aussie off-spinner Lyon would have to bowl fur- deep into the crease and is a guy who would do it formation from the board
Nathan Lyon and left-armer ther up and his basic length played spinners on both deliberately. after being approached by
Steve O Keefe. He said, would suffer. sides of the wicket. Asked about the Indian bookies in Dubai during
Lyon varied his pace very OKeefes job, he said, was A front-line batsman in his bowling, Sriram said, Jade- the Pakistan Super League
well. He has over-spin and to bowl a lot of overs and time, Sriram offered his in- jas variations in pace have (PSL). His ban can be re-
got bounce. His line was contain the batsmen from puts to the Aussie batsmen become a lot more subtle. duced to six months if he
exhibits exemplary con-
duct during that time.

No deferring SGM Sameer Verma takes out Son Won Ho I admit that I was ap-
proached twice by bookies
and I did not inform PCB
about it. This is a violation
G. Viswanath had stated that they are not of the code of conduct for
MUMBAI in a position to defer the Saina and Sindhu advance with ease to the pre-quarterinals cricketers and I accept the
In a teleconference ar- SGM because it has been re- ban imposed on me by
ranged for a large group of quisitioned by majority of Rakesh Rao and Megha Bora 22-20, 21-8. PCB. I also like to seek for-
BCCI full-member associ- the BCCI general body. NEW DELHI INDIA OPEN With Pranav Chopra, Sikki giveness from the nation,
ations on Wednesday even- At the meeting between Before the Indian exodus entered the mixed doubles Irfan said at a press confer-
ing, it was agreed not to ac- the CoAs Vikram Limaye from four out of five sections awane after Saina downed
second round by beating the ence in Lahore.
cede to the request of the and Diana Edulji and the picked up pace in the Yonex Chinese Taipeis Chia Hsin
Indonesians Hafiz Faizal and However, he said that he
Committee of Administrat- three officials on Monday, India Open super series bad- Lee.
Shela Devi Aulia 21-15. 21-19. did not agree to fix matches
ors (CoA) to defer the Spe- the latter was told that the minton here, Sameer Verma Saina did admit losing her The results: First-round: Men: as requested by the book-
cial General Meeting (SGM) CoA is on top of all BCCI gave the home crowd some- focus a bit in tossing away six B. Sai Praneeth bt Kenta ies. I gave a shut up call to
convened by the BCCI joint structures. But the officials thing to cheer about. Ranked points after being close to fin- Nishimoto (Jpn) 16-21, 21-12, 21- the bookies, he said but
secretary Amitabh Chaud- responded by saying that 39th, Sameer took out World ishing the match. I was a bit 19; Sameer Verma bt 4-Son Wan did not name the bookies
hary at New Delhi on April they are bound by the BCCI No. 5 Son Won Ho 21-17, 21-10 scared towards the end Ho (Kor) 21-17, 21-10; K. Srikanth or take any questions.
9. Among the large number Rules and Regulations in 45 minutes. though I had a big lead. bt Zhao Jungpeng (Chn) 21-19,
attended, many were dis- which does not place age re- During the day, Sameers Ideally, I should have won the 21-16; 3-Victor Axelsen (Den) bt
match 10-and-10, said the Ajay Jayaram 23-21, 21-17; Sour-
qualified members as per
the Supreme Court order of
On top of the SGM agenda
elder brother Sourabh, B. Sai
Praneeth and K. Srikanth also former champion. abh Verma bt H.S. Prannoy 21- Another win
Rituparnagot the better of 13, 21-16.
January 2.
It was also decided that
is to identify candidates for
the ICC meeting in Dubai on
made the pre-quarterfinals
following expected victories. 30th ranked Chiang Mei Hui Women: Rituparna Das bt Chi-
ang Mei Hui (Tpe) 19-21, 21-15,
for India
the SGM will not allow the April 26 and 27. The CoA has Against the Korean Son, of Chinese Taipei and now Sports Bureau
CoA to chair the meeting be- convened a meeting of the Sameer changed gears by faces top seed Carolina 21-19; 4-Akane Yamaguchi (Jpn)
Marin. bt P. C. Thulasi 21-15, 21-16;
cause according to the BCCI 10 IPL match-staging associ- winning five straight points to The Indian under-23 team
In mens doubles, all seven Lyanny Alessandra Mainaky (Ina)
Rules and Regulations, it is ations at New Delhi on lead for the first time and posted a seven-wicket vic-
bt Sai Uttejitha Rao 21-17, 21-18;
the right of the BCCI presid- Thursday and an IPL Gov- make it 15-10. Thereafter, the Indian pairs made a first- tory over Malaysia for its
7-Nozomi Okuhara (Jpn) bt Tanvi
ent to chair GB meetings, erning Council meeting 2015 National champion went round exit. N. Sikki Reddy second win in the four-
Lad 6-2 (retd.); Sayaka Sato
said a full-member who will thereafter. on to seal the first game. In was the only player to reach team Group B of the the
(Jpn) bt Anura Prabhudesai 21-
attend the SGM. The CoA is not likely to al- the second game, Sameer the second round of both wo- 17, 21-16; 6-Saina Nehwal bt Chia Asian Cricket Council
In a communication to low Mohinder Pandove to never trailed and led com- mens and mixed doubles. Hsin Lee (Tpe) 21-10, 21-17; Emerging Teams Cup here.
the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri on attend because he is over fortably to close out the The Sikki-Ashwini Ponnappa Saena Kawakami (Jpn) bt Rasika The scores: Malaysia 163 for
Monday, BCCI office-bearers 70, and in these circum- match. duo advanced with a 21-16, 21- Raje 21-10, 21-12; 3-P.V. Sindhu nine in 50 overs (Syed Aziz 53,
C.K. Khanna (acting pres- stances the rest of the IPL P.V. Sindhu and Saina Ne- 16 win over Englands Gabri- bt Arundhati Pantawane 21-17, Abdul Rashid 25) lost to India
ident) Amitabh Chaudhary GC members, Rajeev hwal joined Rituparna Das in elle Adcock and Jessica Pugh. 21-6; Linda Zetchiri (Bul) bt under-23 167 for three in 30.1
(discharging the duties of Shukla, Sourav Ganguly, the pre-quarterfinals. Sindhu M. Shruti and Anoushika Shreyanshi Pardeshi 21-14, 21- overs (Shubman Gill 51, Abhi-
the secretary) and Anirudh Jyotiraditya Scindia, Dr. P.V. expectedly prevailed over Parikh stayed alive after beat- 18; 2-Sung Ji Hyun (Kor) bt Sri Big scalp: Sameer Verma delighted the locals by eliminating manyu Easwaran 42, Prithvi
Chaudhary (treasurer) Shetty may walk out. compatriot Arundhati Pant- ing compatriots Gauri Asaji Krishna Priya 21-11, 21-13. Koreas Son Won Ho in straight games. Shaw 34).




Tamil Nadu adds Deodhar Trophy to its kitty Final days
Dinesh Karthik once again is the architect of the teams second major title victory abandoned
Titles for Tamil Nadu
Liverpools Lallana out Dinesh Karthiks brilliance Ranji Trophy: 1953-54 & The final day of the decid-
with thigh injury: reports with the bat, which saw his 1987-88. ing third Test between New
LIVERPOOL teammates give him a special Zealand and South Africa
Liverpools England guard of honour at the end, Vijay Hazare one-day was abandoned because of
midfielder Adam Lallana and the efficacy of the slow championship: 2002-03, persistent rain in Hamilton
could be out for up to a bowlers fashioned Tamil 2004-05, 2008-09, on Wednesday, giving the
month after suffering a thigh Nadus impressive, 42-run 2009-10, 2016-17. Proteas a 1-0 series victory
injury on international duty win over India Red in the fi- and the No. 2 spot in the
nal of the Paytm Prof. D.B. Deodhar Trophy: 2016- ICC Test team rankings.
on Sunday, British media 17.
reported on Tuesday. Lallana Deodhar Trophy limited- The umpires called the
has played in 27 of overs cricket tournament at Twenty20 championship: game off as further
Liverpools 29 Premier the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara 2007-08. showers swept across the
League games this season Reddy Stadium here on ground just after the sched-
and his absence is likely to be Wednesday. uled lunch break.
keenly felt as Jurgen Klopps This is the second major 62-1, Akshay Karnewar 6-0- According to an ICC re-
side look to cement a top- title-triumph for Tamil Nadu 44-0, Harpreet Bhatia lease, the result earned Faf
four finish during the after winning the Vijay Haz- 4-0-29-1. du Plessiss side two rank-
remainder of the season. are Trophy recently. India Red innings: Parthiv Patel ing points and helped the
REUTERS Chasing 304 to win, India c Raju b Mohammed 15, Shikhar Proteas move one point
Red was in the hunt in brief Dhawan c Sundar b Rahil 45, ahead of Australia in
Abeylegesse stripped
spells, first when opener Manish Pandey st Karthik b second place.
of medals
Shikhar Dhawan (45, 31b, Rahil 32, Ishank Jaggi c Indrajith
8x4, 1x6) was batting well at b Sai Kishore 1, Harpreet Bhatia
Turkish runner Elvan
Abeylegesse was on
the top and again when Man- c Kaushik b M. Ashwin 36, Gur- Former AICF
ish Pandey and Harpreet keerat Mann c Sundar b Rahil
Wednesday stripped of two
Olympic silver medals and
Bhatia were stitching a
healthy partnership before
64, Axar Patel c Kishore b
Sundar 0, Akshay Karnewar c
oicial dead
one World silver after a Sundar b Mohammed 29,
the former left field in the Special Correspondent
re-analysis of an in- Dhawal Kulkarni c Shankar b Sai
15th over indisposed (only to Chennai
competition doping test Kishore 9, Ashoke Dinda c Rahil
return in the 42nd over Champion stuf: Tamil Nadus winning run continued with a triumph in the Prof D.B. Deodhar Trophy K.R. DEEPAK Former All India Chess
dating back to 2007. The

when the scoreline read 222 b Shankar 19, Chama Milind not
Ethiopia-born middle and Federation and Tamil Nadu
for six). Pandey (32, 24b, 5x4) fell in for three in 10.3 overs. left-arm spinner Axar Patel 31, Washington Sundar c Dinda out 0. Extras: (w-5, b-5, lb-1) 11.
long-distance runner tested State Chess Association
b Bhatia 6, M. Mohammad c Total: (all out in 46.1 overs) 261.
Ambitious strokes led to quick succession, it was all Karthik picked young, left- straight to the fielder in the secretary K.N.
positive on August 25, 2007, Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-83, 3-
the dismissals of Dhawan, over. arm pacer Chama Milind for 39th over with Tamil Nadu Bhatia b Kulkarni 14, Rahil Shah Kalyanasundaran passed
after winning silver at the c Jaggi b Kulkarni 4, R. Sai Kis- 84, 4-165, 5-166, 6-222, 7-228,
well-set Bhatia and the big- special treatment hitting him on 241, after being dropped away at a city hospital here
2007 World athletics hore (not out) 5; Extras: (w-8, 8-233, 9-260, 10-261.
hitting Axar Patel. Dinesh Karthik show for a 6, 4, 4 in the latters in the same over at covers. on Tuesday.
championships in Osaka. AFP lb-4) 12. Total: (for nine wickets
This was the result of Earlier, it was yet another fourth over and carted him The scores: Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu bowling: Vijay He was 85 years old. He
Priyanka in some accurate bowling by Dinesh Karthik special (126, for six fours and a six in all. in 50 overs) 303. Shankar 5.1-0-33-1, M. Mo- was a three-time general
Kaushik Gandhi c & b Kulkarni
last four the spinners, led by left- 91b, 14x4, 3x6) as he strung Even the experienced 16, Ganga Sridhar Raju c Parthiv Fall of wickets: 1-24, 2-24, 3- hammed 5-0-53-2, Rahil Shah secretary of the Tamil
CHANDIGARH: armer Rahil Shah, which together a 136-run stand for Ashoke Dinda got a similar b Kulkarni 13, Murugan Ashwin 39, 4-175, 5-241, 6-241, 7-252, 10-1-40-3, Washington Sundar Nadu State Chess Associ-
Priyanka Jakar beat Nimrat choked the run-flow in the the fourth wicket with N. treatment in his seventh over c Dhawan b Kulkarni 0, N. 8-275, 9-283. 10-0-38-1, Sai Kishore 8-0- ation and served as secret-
Kaur 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-2 in the middle-overs. Jagadeesan (55, 62b, 4x4, 4, 4, 6. Jagadeesan c Parthiv b Milind India Red bowling: Dhawal 41-2, Murugan Ashwin ary of the AICF in 1962-63.
girls u-16 quarterfinals of And, once the dangerous- 1x6) which put Tamil Nadu, In energy-sapping condi- 55, Dinesh Karthik c (sub) b Kulkarni 10-1-39-5, Ashoke 8-0-50-1. He is survived by wife, son,
the AITA Talent series junior looking Gurkeerat Mann (64, electing to bat, back on rails tions a tired Karthik finally Axar 126, Vijay Shankar lbw b Dinda 10-1-54-1, Chama Milind Result: Tamil Nadu won by daughter and three grand-
tennis tournament here on 85b, 7x4) and Manish after it wobbled early at 39 got out, slashing one from Dinda 21, B. Indrajith (not out) 10-0-71-1, Axar Patel 10-0- 42 runs. children.
The results (quarterfinals):

Greatly relieved: Srinath Paes in doubles quarterinals

Boys: U-16: Shrut Mohan bt
Sukhpreet Singh 6-1, 6-0;
Asav Kumar bt Mankeerat
Singh 6-0, 6-0; Gurustat
Singh Makkar bt Pranav
mens event in China, Ankita The results (all first round):
Chopra 6-3, 5-7, 6-4; Becomes a GM at 23 after having got the title of IM at 14 Sports Bureau
NEW DELHI Raina was at her fighting $75,000 Challenger, Leon,
Allgurin (Swe) 6-3, 7-5; Natasha
Palha bt Costanza Pera (Ita)
Udddayvir Singh bt Manveer Leander Paes and Adil
K. Keerthivasan the Asian junior champion- best for three hours and 24 Mexico: Adil Shamasdin (Can) & 6-0, 6-3.
Singh 6-1, 6-0. U-14: Ajay Shamasdin of Canada,
Singh bt Mahismat Kumar
CHENNAI ship in 2012, 13 & 14. minutes as she got past Guo Leander Paes bt Jarryd Chaplin Doubles: Ana Veselinovic (Mne)
pipped Jarryd Chaplin of Hanyu of China 5-7, 6-2, 7-5. (Aus) & Kevin Krawietz (Ger) & Rishika Sunkara bt Sofia
6-0, 6-1; Sidharth Goel bt Touted as a child prodigy in Short on points, he Australia and Kevin Krawietz 6-4, 3-6, [10-8]. Dmitrieva (Rus) & Lizaveta Han-
Sarabbjot Singh 6-3 6-2; chess he became an Inter- gained two more norms in Ankita saved 16 break-
of Germany 6-4, 3-6, 10-8 in $60,000 ITF women, Quan- charova (Blr) 7-6(2), 6-3.
Gaurav Kumar bt Aryan national Master at the age of the Palic Open in Serbia last points and eight of them be-
the doubles first round of zhou: Ankita Raina bt Guo $15,000 ITF women, Herak-
Thakur 6-2, 2-6, 6-4; 14 Srinath Narayanan fore she eventually dropped
year, followed by the Aero- the $75,000 Challenger ten- Hanyu (Chn) 5-7, 6-2, 7-5. lion, Greece: Nicoleta Dascalu
Sukhpreet Singgh bt hasnt been able to forge serve in the 12th game of the
flat Open early this year. nis tournament in Mexico on $25,000 ITF women, Santa & Daiana Negreanu (Rou) bt
Samarbir Singh 6-1, 3-6, 6-2. ahead in keeping up with his first set.
Girls: U-16: Priyanka Jakar bt As R.B. Ramesh, a Grand Tuesday. Margherita di Pula, Italy: Eva Mira Antonitsch (Aut) & Karman
exalted reputation.
Nimrat Kaur 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-2; She missed two match- Wacanno (Ned) & Prarthana Kaur Thandi 6-3, 6-3.
So, at 23 years, when he Master and a famous coach, In the quarterfinals, Paes
Simran Pritam bt Vrinda points on her serve in the Thombare bt Valeria Solovyeva $15,000 Futures, Jakarta:
became a Grand Master de- said: Given the fact that he and partner will play Stefan
Shara 6-1, 6-3; Sanya Chadha 10th game of the decider, but (Rus) & Melanie Stoke (Nor) Pirmin Haenle (Ger) & Karu-
feating David Guijarro of became an IM at 14, he Kozlov of the US and Igor
bt Priyanka Khanna 6-0, 0-6, converted seven of 11 break- 6-2, 6-3. nuday Singh bt Aditya Hari
Spain in the sixth round of should have become a GM Sijsling of the Netherlands.
7-6(3); Princy Panchal bt points overall, to pull $15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sasongko & Sunu-Wahyu Trijati
the ongoing Sharjah Mas- much earlier.
Mrinalini Sharma 6-2, 6-2. Srinath. In the $60,000 ITF wo- through. Sheikh: Rishika Sunkara bt Ellen (Ina) 6-4, 6-7(3), [10-8].
ters, Srinath felt a huge bur- Narayanan agreed. I
Indian girls lose den off his shoulders. Srinath got past the Elo rat- think he should have got the
to Korea Greatly relieved, said ing of 2500 the minimum GM five years earlier. There
Korea pulled through to a
3-0 victory over India in the
Srinath in a chat with his
father Narayanan, on Wed-
points needed to go with
three norms for the GM title.
Srinath completed his
were times in several tour-
naments when he came
close to winning, but
Zverev packs of top seed Wawrinka
Asia Oceania World Junior By defeating Guijarro, first three norms by winning faltered in the end. Federer wards of Bautista-Agut; Nadal also in last eight
under-14 girls tennis
tournament here on in a 7-6(5) 6-3 win over Bel-
Vijaya Kumar, Heena triumph
Agence France-Presse
Wednesday. India placed MIAMI gian David Goffin.
third in the group and missed Top seed Stan Wawrinka The results:
a chance to make the Special Correspondent Umesh G. Kuvar 17:38.40. Jatanti Thapliyal 2:39.53. crashed out of the Miami
Women: Quarterfinals: Car-
quarterfinals and fight for a New Delhi 400m hurdles: 1. S. Mervin 400m hurdles: 1. Rupashree Open on Tuesday falling 4-6,
oline Wozniacki bt Lucie Sa-
qualification spot for the M. Vijaya Kumar and Heena 55.84; 2. Amit Kumar Singh Pothal 1:24.55; 2. Suman Bala 6-2, 6-1 to German young gun farova 6-4, 6-3; Karolina
World Group Finals. won the mens and womens 58.85; 3. K.K. 1:47.32; 3. Ponam 1:53.03. Long Alexander Zverev, who Pliskova bt Mirjana Lucic-Baroni
Incidentally, the Indian Junior 100 metres gold in the all-In- Mathew 1:03.78. Long jump: 1. Alga W. James 5.75; 2. booked his first Masters 1000 6-3, 6-4.
Davis Cup, Junior Fed Cup dia Civil Services athletics jump: 1. Navjot Singh 6.69; 2. Renubala Mahanta 5.41; 3. quarterfinal.
Men: Fourth round: Alexander
and the World Junior boys championship at the Central S. Gunasekaran 6.36; 3. Ra- Manju 4.79. Discus: 1. K. Anitha Roger Federer, Rafael
Zverev bt Stanislas Wawrinka
teams had also failed to make Secretariat ground, Vinay jendra Baria 6.20. Discus: 1. Devi 38.68; 2. E. Hemapriya Nadal and Kei Nishikori ad- 4-6, 6-2, 6-1; Nick Kyrgios bt
the grade for the World Marg, here on Wednesday. Pardeep Kumar Mathur 42.99; 36.55; 3. R. Jothimani 29.14. vanced to the last eight on David Goffin 7-6(5), 6-3; Roger
Group Finals this season. The results: Men: 100m: 1. 2. R.S. Rathee 41.43; 3. Shakti Veterans: Men: 100m: 1. Dr. cue. Federer bt Roberto Bautista-
The results (league): Korea M. Vijaya Kumar 11.24; 2. Kumar 40.07. Javelin: 1. Hanu- Himmat 12.50; 2. Dinesh Rawat But Wawrinka looked Agut 7-6(5), 7-6(4); Tomas
bt India 3-0 (Jeong Boyoung Krishna Kumar Rane 11.27; 3. man Singh 63.35; 2. Krishna Ku- 13.09; 3. Pramod Tandel 13.16. weary as he struggled Berdych bt Adrian Mannarino
bt Gargi Pawar 3-6, 7-5, 6-2; G.N. Bopanna 11.30. 800m: 1. mar Patel 63.12; 3. Ashutosh 800m: 1. Rajesh Kumar 2:18.32; through the third set of a 6-3, 7-5; Rafael Nadal bt Nicolas
Ku Yeonwoo bt Sarah Dev C.M. Neeraj 2:04.94; 2. P. Kumar 62.70. Women: 100m: 2. T.B. Biju 2:20.30; 3. K. Mur- match played on his 32nd Mahut 6-4, 7-6(4); Jack Sock bt
6-1, 6-2; Jeong Boyoung & Ku Karthikeyan 2:05.62; 3. S. 1. Heena 13.04; 2. Ruma S. ugan 2:21.55. Women: 100m: birthday. Jared Donaldson 6-2, 6-1; Fabio
Yeonwoo bt Sarah Dev & Dharma 2:06.43. 5000m: 1. Sarkar 13.05; 3. C. Rengitha 1. Sneha Jain 14.75; 2. Ajitha The German, seeded 16th, Fognini bt Donald Young 6-0, Party-pooper! Alexander Zverev made it a forgettable 32nd
Sandeepti Singh Rao 6-0, Shander Singh 17:34.65; 2. 13.27. 800m: 1. Ritu Dinkar Arokianathan 15.37; 3. Neelu will now face Australian Nick 6-4; Kei Nishikori bt Federico birthday for Stan Wawrinka by knocking out the top seed in the
6-0). Sunil Prasad 17:34.888; 3. 2:31.84; 2. C. Smitha 2:36.26; 3. Mishra 15.44. Kyrgios, who was impressive Del Bonis 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. fourth round. AFP *


THE HINDU CROSSWORD 11968 (set by Arden)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 12 Suffer attack leaving Mumbai
neighbourhood (5)
2 Left in a trice, turned out to be
very old (6)
Without expectations
13 Only time poor stile a cry, " 3 Plant may cure, my hip broken In Her Tiruppavai, while talking of flowers offered in wor-
10 11
how the rich live!" (9) (9) ship, Andal uses the word thoomalar. Here She wants to in-
dicate that the flowers should be offered out of bhakti, and
14 A story about Eddy & Henry 4 Once bill was introduced, six not expecting a quid pro quo, elaborated Kidambi Naray-
12 13
making organic stuff (12) of them quit in a ridiculous anan in a discourse.
fashion (14) Suppose a man owns some property. His son cannot de-
18 Make it small truly relieved mand that his father should give him a share in the property.
14 15 6 Fit, having resistance to ight
(12) Nor can he lay down the quantum to be given to him. It is for
16 17 (5) the parent to decide when and how much he should give to
21 Top team will rub it out during each of his children. In the same way, it is not for us to de-
18 7 An oxymoron is no more
a game (9) mand things of the Lord. It is the Lord who will decide what
welcome (8)
19 20 each of us should be given.
23 Insight essentially dry Kooratazhvans sons were not married and Kooratazhvan,
21 22 23 8 Army splits soldiers they ix
accommodation for a high immersed in service to Lord Ranganatha and to Ramanuja,
things (8)
lyer (5) did not give the marriage of his sons a thought. But his wife
9 Expert holes out, Robert bats was worried about their sons remaining unmarried. She
24 25 24 "First to take interest in (14) wondered why her husband did not take steps to get them
language" Indian reviews
married. She urged him to do something for the future of his
(7) 15 Well, it's even, not odd
26 27 sons, and to ask Lord Ranganatha to help in the matter.
seems odd for a meal (9)
25 Either way, is No.1 Kooratazhvan, however, was determined not to ask the Lord
dipsomaniac (7) 16 After a party point out Solution to puzzle 11967 Solution to yesterdays Sudoku for anything. When he went to the Srirangam temple as he
assumption (8) B A R R E L C H E S T E D
did everyday, the Lord asked him if anything was the matter.
ACROSS 26 Complaint as girls drown in a A P A U A L N C Kooratazhvan, said that people were talking about the un-
river (6) 17 Climbing over Germany, it's T O P I C C O N S O R T I A married state of his sons. But Kooratazhvan did not pray for
1 Woman is sharp at sea very hot... (8) T A E R D O E R
their early marriage. He did not put forward any request be-
attacking leet (8) H A R S H N E S S P I N U P
27 Seawater all over subway E E O H T E fore the Lord. But the Lord took it upon Himself to see that
19 ...booze and music ill the gap, S P L U R G E AM P L E S T
5 Boy in my shoe (6)
regular occurrence in this city the sons of Kooratazhvan were married soon. The Lord
in a way (6) A S D K R B
(8) MA L T E S E E X O T I C A knew what Kooratazhvans family needed and He ensured
10 Figure how to contain spillover 20 Nerve condition depends on E A L M D G that the sons of His devotee were married.
T O T E M WA L L OW I N G The Lord knows what our problems are; and when the
with ease (7) DOWN gender, primarily (6) I A O E A T O E
MA K E S H I F T I N T E R time is ripe, He offers us solutions. Sometimes the solutions
11 OK with British leaving seaside 1 Beetle is small with short base 22 Adventure it's not hard to E I U S C O I S may not be what we looked for, but we must learn to accept
resort (5,2) (6) sing (5) C A L L I S T H E N I C S them as His will.




Brilliant Brazil seals its place for Russia Spain beats
Agence France-Presse
Messi-less Argentina goes down to Bolivia, in dire danger of missing out on a slot at the 2018 World Cup Finals Paris
Spain defeated France 2-0
Agence France-Presse in La Paz.
Montevideo WC QUALIFIERS on Tuesday, while Sweden
rallied from two goals
Messis suspension left Ar-
Messi ban unfair, Brazil became the first team gentina coach Edgardo down to beat Portugal 3-2
to qualify for the World Cup Against Paraguay, Brazil
says Barcelona Bauza forced to make a hasty in International friendly
on Tuesday after beating was in party mode, with
BARCELONA reshuffle to his starting line- matches.
Paraguay to clinch an eighth Coutinho opening the scor-
Lionel Messis four-match up, bringing in Atletico Mad- The results:At Tbilisi: Georgia
consecutive victory as Argen- ing on 34 minutes following a
international ban for swearing rids Angel Correa in attack 5 (Ananidze 18-pen, 77, Kvilit-
tinas campaign stumbled deft one-two with China- aia 32, 68, Arabidze 90) bt
at an assistant referee during while leaving Manchester
after the shock suspension of based midfielder Paulinho. Latvia 0.
a World Cup qualifying fixture Citys Sergio Aguero on the
Lionel Messi. Neymar had a chance to At Sochi: Russia 3 (Vasin 3,
between Argentina and Chile bench.
Five-time champion Brazil make it 2-0 in the 53rd Miranchuk 74, Bukharov
was unfair and totally Juan Carlos Arce opened
had been left waiting in sus- minute from the penalty spot 90+2) drew with Belgium 3
disproportionate, his Spanish the scoring for Bolivia on 31
pense after goals from Ney- only to see his kick saved by (Mirallas 17-pen, Benteke 42,
club Barcelona said on minutes, heading in Pablo
mar, Philippe Coutinho and Anthony Silva. 45).
Wednesday. FC Barcelona Escobars inviting cross be-
Marcelo handed it a 3-0 win On 64 minutes Neymar At Elbasan: Albania 1 (Balaj
expresses its surprise and fore Marcelo Martins
over the Paraguayans at Sao doubled Brazils tally, collect- 68) lost to Bosnia &
indignation at the decision by doubled the lead early in the
ing the ball deep inside his Herzegovina 2 (Dzeko 7-pen,
the FIFA disciplinary Paulos Arena Corinthians.
own half and setting off on a second half. Lulic 42).
committee to suspend Leo But Uruguays upset 2-1 At Hesperange: Luxembourg
surging run down the left The results: CONMEBOL re-
Messi, Barca said in a defeat to Peru in the days fi- 0 lost to Cape Verde 2 (Gege
flank. gion: Brazil 3 (Coutinho 34,
statement. FC Barcelona nal South American qualifier 8, Tavares 23).
Neymar 64, Marcelo 85) bt
wishes to reiterate its support combined with other results Neymars dribble ended At Funchal: Portugal 2 (Ron-
Paraguay 0; Bolivia 2 (Arce 31,
for Leo Messi, an exemplary meant Brazil is mathematic- with him curling in a shot aldo 18, Granqvist 34-og) lost
Martins 53) bt Argentina 0;
player in terms of conduct, ally guaranteed a place at which took a slight deflec- to Sweden 3 (Claesson 57, 76,
Ecuador 0 lost to Colombia 2
both on and off the pitch. AFP next years finals in Russia. tion on its way into the (Rodriguez 20, Cuadrado 34); Cancelo 90+3-og).
Paraguayan goal. Real Mad- Chile 3 (Sanchez 4, Paredes 7, At Dublin: Ireland 0 lost to
Turnaround rid defender Marcelo added 22) bt Venezuela 1 (Rondon 62); Iceland 1 (Magnusson 21).
The qualification completes a late third to seal Brazils Peru 2 (Guerrero 35, Flores 62) At Innsbruck: Austria 1 (Ar-
an astonishing turnaround win. bt Uruguay 1 (Sanchez 30). nautovic 62) drew with Fin-
for Brazil, which less than a land 1 (Jensen 76).
CONCACAF region: Honduras 1
year ago was in crisis after Rude shock (Lozano 35) drew with Costa At Amsterdam: The Nether-
taking only nine points from While Brazil celebrated, Ar- Rica 1 (Waston 68); Trinidad & lands 1 (Romagnoli 10-og) lost
six games. That run of results gentina and Messi was left di- to Italy 2 (Eder 11, Bonucci 32).
Tobago 0 lost to Mexico 1
had left the Brazilians out- gesting another stumble in (Reyes 58); Panama 1 (Gomez At Paris: France 0 lost to Spain
Catalyst: Neymar, who excelled in Brazils facile win, is ecstatic after scoring one of the three side the qualifying places in its progress towards Russia 2 (Silva 68-pen, Deulofeu 78).
43) drew with United States 1
goals netted by the ive-time champion against Paraguay. AFP *
sixth place. as it slumped to a 2-0 defeat (Dempsey 39).

Currys Warriors trump

Hardens Rockets
Stephen Constantine hails teams ighting spirit at FIDE HQ

The president of world

Stephen Curry scored 32
India gets full points against Myanmar through Sunil Chhetris last-gasp winner; hosts Kyrgyz Republic next chess governing body,
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, said
points as the Golden State
ANI win. We had three to four not take theirs. The credit on Wednesday that an at-
Warriors withstood Houston YANGON chances in the match, but we ASIAN CUP QUALIFIER goes to Myanmar for making tempted revolution to
star James Hardens 20th
India registered its first win could only take the one in off towards Myanmars de- it tough for us to play, stated oust him by falsely an-
triple-double of the season in
of the AFC Asian Cup qualify- the end. It was a very tight fending half. Constantine. nouncing his resignation
a 113-106 NBA victory over
ing campaign with a 1-0 win game and boys showed fant- Any coach makes a sub- had failed, and that he
the Rockets on Tuesday. With tired legs and per-
against Myanmar in a hard- astic spirit to earn the win, stitution to try and change would serve out his full
The results: Wizards 119 bt haps aching muscles, Ch-
Lakers 108, Trailblazers 122 bt
fought contest, courtesy a he added. the game and our substitu- term and might even stand
fluent counter-attack in the hetri followed Udantas run for re-election.
Nuggets 113, Warriors 113 bt and tapped Udantas cross tions were brilliant. They
Rockets 106, 76ers 106 bt 90th minute through the Big game really did the work for us. A statement announcing
flanks by Udanata Singh, It was a huge game for us. home. he had resigned appeared
Nets 101, Hawks 95 bt Suns This win (against Myan-
which was finally bundled Myanmar at home are always India had earlier in the on FIDEs website on
91, Heat 97 bt Pistons 96,
home by Sunil Chhetri. difficult to play, said skip- match created as many as mar) does not matter much. Monday. A letter from Ily-
Bucks 118 bt Hornets 108,
Following the win, the per Chhetri. four clear goalscoring oppor- We still have to take six umzhinov saying that was
Timberwolves 115 bt Pacers
head coach of the team We had lost last time tunities, the best of which points to be able to secure untrue appeared on the
Stephen Constantine lauded here but we supported each came to Jackichand Singh in qualification to the final of same site on Tuesday along
the never-say-die attitude other till the end and getting the 31st minute, who failed to the AFC Asian Cup 2019. with a separate letter from
TV PICKS and said, Myanmar had sev- three points is an immense find the net from handshak- India hosts Kyrgyz Repub- Nigel Freeman, FIDEs ex-
eral chances to score, but we result for us. ing distance. lic next on June 13 as its ecutive director, contra-
WI v Pakistan: 2nd T20I,
TEN 1 HD & TEN 3, 10 p.m. showed great spirit on the Substitute Udanta Singh Football is all about tak- second Asian Cup qualifier Saviour: Sunil Chhetri did the star turn for India by scoring the dicting him and saying he
NBA: Sony Six & Six HD, 5.30 field. We never gave up men- brushed aside his marker in ing your chances. We took after taking on Lebanon in a lone goal in the inal moments of the AFC qualiier against had repeatedly declared he
a.m. (Friday) tally and that aided us in our the 90th minute and raced ours and they (Myanmar) did friendly on June 7. Myanmar on Tuesday. COURTESY: AIFF
* was quitting.





TB vaccine trial on Chicken and egg problem

adults begins in June

Snoop Dogg to induct
Tupac into Hall of Fame
Pune-based institute to use novel recombinant BCG antigen
NEW YORK R. Prasad weakened bacteria, the
Snoop Dogg will induct the CHENNAI drugs can kill them if given
late rapper Tupac Shakur (in In June this year, the Pune- earlier than two weeks after
pic) into the Rock & Roll Hall based Serum Institute of In- completing the treatment.
of Fame, while Pharrell dia Pvt. Limited will begin a The vaccine will be first
Williams will induct Nile Phase II/III vaccine trial for administered in 200 volun-
Rodgers during a ceremony tuberculosis using a novel, teers to test its safety. If
scheduled to take place in recombinant BCG (bacillus there are no safety con-
Brooklyn next month. The Calmette-Gurin) vaccine. cerns, the trial will continue
Rock & Roll Hall announced The double-blind, in the remaining 1,800 vo-
on Wednesday additional placebo-controlled, random- The trial will be carried out lunteers, he says.
guests who would be on ised trial will be carried out on 2,000 adults successfully The safety of the vaccine
hand on April 7 at the on 2,000 adults who have treated and cured for TB. has already been tested in
Barclays Centre to induct this been successfully treated two Phase I trials 80 adults
years newest class. AP (and cured) for TB. While gene, better recognised by in Germany (2009) and 24 in
1,000 adults will receive the the immune system. South Africa (2010) and
vaccine, the remaining vo- one Phase 2a trial in South
lunteers will receive a Safety test Africa in 2012 in 48 new-
placebo. A single dose of the Adults who have completed borns who have not been ex-
vaccine will be admin- TB treatment will be first posed to HIV. These trials
istered, and the volunteers screened and enrolled if have confirmed the safety of
will be followed up for a found eligible 2-4 weeks the vaccine, says Umesh Sh-
year. The trial will be con- after completion of TB treat- aligram, Director-R&D,
ducted in 15-17 centres ment, says Dr. Prasad S. Serum Institute. A crack at hatching: French artist Abraham Poincheval sits on chicken eggs until they hatch during a performance at the Palais de
Jackie Kennedys letters across the country. Kulkarni, Medical Director at The results of the Phase Tokyo in Paris on Wednesday. The 44-year-old human hen aims at sitting on a dozen eggs for 26 days. Mr. Poincheval made
to U.K. envoy go on sale The new TB vaccine Serum Institute. 2a trial in newborns in South headlines earlier this month after declaring his seven days inside a rock a mind-altering trip". AFP *

(VPM1002), which will be Traces of the drugs may Africa, published in Febru-
Letters written by Jackie
tested, is based on the BCG be present in the body for ary this year in Clinical and
Kennedy to a British diplomat
Playing Tetris
The smelly sneaker race
vaccine that is in use. How- two weeks after completion Vaccine Immunology, has
rejecting his marriage
ever, it is more powerful and of the treatment. Since the confirmed the safety of the
proposal years after the
efficacious as it contains a vaccine contains live, vaccine.
assassination of her husband,
U.S. president John F.
may help
Kennedy, were set to go prevent PTSD 12-year-old wins U.S. contest for the worst-smelling shoe
under the hammer in London
on Wednesday. The exchange
was between her and David
The tail end of a ritual Press Trust of India
New York
Ormsby Gore. AFP
Playing the video game Tet- Seven young contestants
Special Correspondent
ris hours after a distressing from around the United
incident may help prevent States put their best and
Cheered by hundreds of on-
the symptoms of post-trau- smelliest shoe forward at the
lookers, including a good
matic stress disorder 42nd National Rotten Sneaker
number of foreign tourists,
(PTSD), a study has found. Contest in New York City on
the unique aanavaal pidi
Researchers studied 71 Tuesday.
(catching the elephants
accident victims, of whom Twelve-year-old Connor
tail) ritual was held on the
half received the interven- Slocombe claimed the first
precincts of the Umayanal-
Indonesian man found lur Sree Bala Subramanya
tion (recalled the trauma place title for having the
dead inside giant python Swamy temple in Kerala on
briefly and then played worst-smelling sneaker after
MAMUJU Tetris), and half performed three prior attempts to win
An Indonesian farmer was another task, all doing so the contest in years past.
The ritual, during which
discovered inside the belly of within six hours of the New world odour: A judge examines a sneaker during the
devotees chase an elephant Jumbo chase: The aanavaal pidi in progress at the
a giant python after the snake accident. Cringing reaction Odour-Eater's Rotten Sneaker Contest in New York. REUTERS *

in an area of about 100 Umayanallur Sree Bala Subramanya Swamy. C. SURESH KUMAR *

was caught near where the Results showed that The four judges of the con-
square metres to catch its
man disappeared while those who had played Tet- test, which was held at ical specialist at NASA, said kind of gets up your nose
tail, is held in the Malay- for the past 1,500 years, Ganesha and Balasub-
harvesting crops, an official ris had fewer intrusive Ripleys Believe It or Not! Slocombe managed to cre- and makes your eyes water,
alam month of Meenam. and it is symbolic of the be- ramanyan. This year, tusker
said on Wednesday. The body memories of the trauma in Times Square, all cringed at ate all the smells he sniffs for Mr. Aldrich said. And then
Temple authorities said liefs about the childhood Kadavur Sivaraju was selec-
was found when locals cut total over the week imme- the smell of Slocombes in a shoe. the heave part, which is just
the ritual had been in place pranks of the god-siblings ted for the event.
open the python after it was diately following the acci- beat-up shoe. One is the very putrid an involuntary reaction. He
found bloated. AFP dent than the controls. George Aldrich, a chem- and then the pungent that had all three of them.

Sensors implanted in brain, Snake robot

can crawl
paralysed man feeds self into your gut
Press Trust of India
Bill Kochevar was left disabled after cycling accident in 2006 Jerusalem
Scientists have developed a
Associated Press Mr. Kochevars case is de- tiny, ingestible 3D-printed
London tailed by his doctors in a pa- snake-like robot that can
A paralysed man was able to per published on Tuesday in navigate through the small
feed himself for the first time the journal Lancet. intestines, and could one
in eight years, after doctors day be used to visualise the
implanted sensors in his Previous uses digestive system in real
brain that sent signals to his We know that [in para- time.
arm. lysed people] the spinal cord The robot, called SAW
Bill Kochevar was para- is damaged and the signals (single actuator wave-like
lysed from the shoulders from the brain do not make robot), moves in a wave-
down after a cycling acci- The signals are relayed it down to the muscles. And like motion and can travel
dent in Cleveland in 2006. through external cables to a so in our system, we have ef- through the extremely
To help him move again, computer. REUTERS
fectively bridged that, said squishy environment of the
in 2014, doctors surgically researcher Bob Kirsch of small intestine, researchers
placed two tiny implants macaroni and cheese on his Case Western Reserve Uni- said.
into his brain to pick up sig- own. versity in Cleveland, the
nals from neurons from the It was amazing, the 56- studys senior author. Rotating helix shape
area that controls hand year-old Kochevar said. I Similar technology has The external shape of the
movement. couldnt believe I could do it previously been used to help robot is a 2D projection of
The signals are relayed just by thinking about it. a few paralysed people in ex- a rotating helix. The result
through external cables to a perimental studies do things is a continuously moving
computer, which sends com- Additional support such as grasp a bottle, hold a wave. We can simply re-
mands to electrodes in his But after years of being toothbrush and move their verse the direction by re-
arm and hand muscles. paralysed, Mr. Kochevars legs. versing the direction of ro-
After first practising with shoulder wasnt strong However, the brain and tation of the motor, said
virtual reality, Mr. Kochevar enough to lift his arm, so muscle implants havent David Zarrouk, a mechan-
was then able to drink coffee doctors also provided him been used beyond the labor- ical engineer at Ben-Gurion
through a straw and eat fork- with a robotic arm support atory and are not a cure for University of the Negev in
fuls of mashed potatoes and for extra assistance. paralysis. Israel.

Japan scientists typhoon turbine

Atsushi Shimizu aims at harnessing natures fury to tackle countrys energy woes
Agence France-Presse Japan turned to expensive
Tokyo and polluting fossil-fuel op-
Most people look for a place tions when it shut down
to hide when a typhoon is dozens of nuclear reactors in
on the horizon, but Atsushi the wake of the 2011
Shimizu hopes that the fury Fukushima accident.
of nature may one day help
resource-poor Japan tackle Public wary
its energy woes. A quake-sparked tsunami
As thousands of Australi- swamped the plant in
ans seek shelter from a Fukushima, sparking the
monster cyclone battering worst atomic disaster since
the countrys northern Chernobyl in 1986.
coast, the Tokyo-based en- Six years later, a wary
gineer believes that his public is resisting govern-
bladeless wind turbine can ment efforts to switch react-
not only stand up to the raw Let there be power: Atsushi Shimizus bladeless wind turbine ors back on boosting in-
force of these destructive leverages the Magnus efect to generate electricity. AFP *
terest in solar, wind and
storms, but also harness that other renewable energy
power to generate spin. Instead it takes advant- solar, said the 37-year-old, sources.
electricity. age of the Magnus effect, a who quit his job at an engin- The amount of electricity
Mr. Shimizus egg-beater force that sees air curve eering firm to launch start- produced by wind nearly
shaped creation it has when passing by a spinning up Challenergy in 2014. doubled in 2016 from a year
three cylinders and a central object, such as a football. But we havent been able earlier, according to a recent
rod responds to wind com- There are some estim- to turn that much of this survey by the Japan Wind
ing from any direction and ates that wind power has wind power into actual en- Power Association.
doesnt use a propeller to more potential here than ergy here in Japan, he said.
thursday march 30, 2017

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Swaraj Indias Meat of The end Into the

plea rejected the shelves of an era deep
The High Court has dismissed The Hindu drives across Meerut, As Regal prepares for its last Caving is gaining popularity
a petition by Swaraj India Sahibabad and other areas after four shows, lets rewind to the as an adventure sport in
for a common symbol in the a crackdown on illegal slaughter majestic days of New Delhis India. We go underground in
upcoming civic polls Page 2 houses, shops Page 3 premier theatre Page 5 Meghalaya Page 6

Locals say police taking unfair action against them
Representatives of RWAs meet Gautam Budh Nagar District Magistrate, say police targeting innocent men during probe into attack on Nigerians
Purusharth Aradhak
Greater Noida

Following the recent attacks

on Africans in Greater
Will keep you safe,
Civic bodies waived house
tax for BJP leader: AAP
Deputy Chief Minister and
Noida, representatives of the
Residents Welfare Associ-
ations (RWAs) met Gautam
cops tell Africans
Budh Nagar District Magis-
AAP leader, Manish Sisodia,
on Wednesday alleged that
trate N. P Singh on Wednes- Hold conidence-building meeting
the BJP-led municipalities day and alleged that the po-
had waived the house tax for lice were taking unfair action Hemani Bhandari with Africans and local resid-
BJP leader Vijay Goels against residents and social New Delhi ents in order to sensitise
mansion. He questioned that workers during investigation In the wake of attacks on Ni- both. The last meeting was a
if they could exempt their into the incident. Feeling unsafe: Representatives of Residents Welfare gerians in Greater Noida, the couple of months ago where
leader from paying the tax, The representatives Associations (above) meet Gautam Budh Nagar District Delhi Police on Wednesday some of them told us about
then why cant regular claimed that some residents, Magistrate N. P Singh; Maria Burendi (left) was allegedly organised a meeting with problems with the landlord
Delhiites be exempted? fearing police action, had attacked by some goons on Wednesday. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT, PTI people from African nations and we addressed them,
sent their young children out in an attempt to assure them said JCP (South Eastern
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD of Greater Noida. should also understand the as they are cannibals. African that everything is being done Range) R. P. Upadhyay, who
The meeting took place at other side of the story like nations always stand by India to ensure their safety in the has been appointed the
Mr. Singhs camp office in what resentment sparked and any attack on Africans in Capital. Nodal Officer for the
75% of cases registered
Sector 27, Noida. the incident, said one of the India hurts these ties. Mis- Many of them pointed initiative.
last year unsolved
A delegation of represent- representatives. conceptions are leading to out the language problem. Delhi Police Public Rela-
atives from the Noida and ted a memo to Mr. Singh. memo read. After hearing the com- differences. We are address- They said that whenever tions Officer Madhur Verma
The Centre on Wednesday
Greater Noida RWAs submit- Nigerian students are en- The RWAs said that the plaints, Mr. Singh told the ing these misconceptions, theres a scuffle, locals blame said that the police makes
admitted in the Rajya Sabha
gaged in drug peddling. police was working under representatives that attacks Mr. Singh told The Hindu, them without knowing their sure that senior officers mon-
that the Delhi Police have
Class-XII student Manish pressure and not initiating on foreigners would not be after the meeting. side of the story because they itor complaints, which in-
been unable to solve 75% of
the cases registered last year.
> The Africans are
engaged in anti- Khari was murdered by five action against those involved accepted at any cost. He, cant understand English, volve Africans.
Nigerians. The police de- in killing Manish. however, assured them that Kenyan woman attacked said ADCP (South) Chinmoy
Just 25% or 50,423 cases social activities. They
tained five Nigerians but We believe in Atithi Devo no innocent people would Just hours after the meeting, Biswal, adding that to solve Little has been done
were solved of the total must understand later released them. When Bhava (The guest is equival- be booked. media outlets started report- the problem, police officials However, Samuel Jack, pres-
registered cases 2,16,920 our law and culture... the family and supporters of ent to God), but the Africans After thorough examina- ing about a young Kenyan that come to the scene can ident of the Association of
in the city in 2016.
the police and the the deceased organised a are engaged in anti-social tion, accused are identified woman being attacked. communicate in English. The African Students in India,
CITY PAGE 3 government should peaceful candle march, activities in Greater Noida. and arrested by cops. So far The woman, identified by meeting was held at the NSU said that the police has been
understand the some people went on a ram- They must understand our the police have only conduc- the police as Maria Burendi Auditorium in south Delhi. able to do little to make them
other side of the page and attacked Nigerians. law and culture. The way ted searches for those whose (25), alleged that she was Mr. Biswal added that feel safe.
Justice Ahmed bids The police booked innocent they behave in the city is names surfaced during ques- beaten and kicked in the ab- through the meeting, junior There have been only
story and what past
farewell to Delhi HC persons. It is an unfair ac- totally unacceptable. We tioning of the arrested, Mr domen while she was travel- police officials got a fair idea two meetings in the past one
resentment sparked tion. We demand immediate condemn the attack on Ni- Singh said. ling in a cab. An FIR has been of what line of action to take year, one in April and the
Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed, the recent incident arrest of those Nigerians in- gerians but at the same time, False information is lodged with Greater Noida in matters involving Africans. other in January, wherein the
who will soon assume the Memo submitted by RWAs volved in killing Manish, the the police and government spread about Africans such police station. After the raid in Khirki Ex- police wanted to know how
charge as the Chief Justice of tension by former Delhi Law the situation is, Mr. Jack
Janmmu & Kashmir High Minister Somnath Bharti in said, adding that in the
Court, on Thursday January 2014 and murder of second meeting, no Indians
advocated increased use of
technology in the process of
delivering justice, especially
Inefective probe into mob attack at Rajiv Chowk Congolese teacher Masonda
Ketanda Olivier in 2016, the
police said they had taken
were present.
I am not aware of any
meetings that have happened
in criminal cases while several measures to make in localities. However, when
observing that the rule of law Despite having video evidence, Delhi Police closed the case saying they could not trace the accused Africans feel safe in the city. we tell them about our is-
means diferent things to In their respective dis- sues, they tell us those issues
diferent people.
Shubhomoy Sikdar video throwing rods and the mob went berserk hitting tricts, senior police officials are not under their control,
CITY PAGE 4 New Delhi landing blows on the three the African men with bare have been holding meetings Mr. Jack said.
The investigation into the helpless men. hands, kicks or whatever
mob attack on three African they could lay their hands
DU teachers, students men at Rajiv Chowk metro The incident on. The video footage that
march against autonomy station on September 28, On September 28, 2014 three was widely shared later
NEW DELHI 2014, flies in the face of re- youths: Mapaga (22) and Yo- showed that one of them
Hundreds of teachers, peated claims by the Delhi han (22), both from Gabon; even climbed atop the police
students and non-teaching Police that they are doing Proof: Stills from a video showing a mob attacking Africans at the and Guira (20) from Burkina post to save himself from the
staf from colleges ailiated everything to deter attacks Rajiv Chowk metro station on September 28, 2014. Faso, had an argument with onslaught.
to Delhi University (DU) on Africans in the Capital. a group of three local passen- The bid proved unsuccess-
organised a march from While the Greater Noida the merciless beating taking Police (Metro) Jitendra Mani gers who accused them of ful as the crowd resorted to
Mandi House to Jantar police have been able to place at a police post in the confirmed to The Hindu that misbehaving with a woman, throwing rods at him.
Mantar on Wednesday. The identify the perpetrators of presence of policemen. a closure report had been an allegation they deny. The victims had back then
march was organised to say the recent attack on Nigeri- The Delhi Police submit- filed in 2015 but could not re- The two groups had a alleged that it was a racist at-
no to fragmentation and ans, the Delhi Police made ted a closure report last year call the month it was filed. scuffle and all six were taken tack and a case of rioting,
privatisation of DU through little headway in the investig- while telling the court that Mr. Mani said that the po- to a the police booth at the causing hurt and damage to
autonomous colleges. ation into the Rajiv Chowk the accused could not be lice were unable to identify station. public property against un-
CITY PAGE 4 incident despite a video clip, traced. even one person among the The three locals were known persons which even- Better ties: Oicials and Africans at a meeting on Wednesday to
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD which went viral, showing Deputy Commissioner of crowd of people seen in the soon joined by others and tually ended in a closure. boost conidence of the foreigners. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT *

Colony gate falls, IIT student jumps of


Hard to breathe
kills 13-year-old fourth loor of hostel
Suspected suicide bid; sufers fractures
Eight-year-old boy critically injured
Staff Reporter victim was asked by his
was declared brought dead New Delhi roommate to accompany
Staff Reporter
New Delhi on arrival. Sumit is undergo- A first-year student of the In- him downstairs for a walk.
A 13-year-old boy died while ing treatment. dian Institute of Technology- While the friend went
another minor sustained Delhi (IIT-D) allegedly at- downstairs, the teen al-
critical injuries after a heavy Old rusting gate tempted suicide by jumping legedly went to the balcony
iron gate fell on them while We dont know how this from the fourth floor of his on the fourth floor and
they were playing in south happened. Its Navratri time hostel building in the early jumped off. The friend
Delhis Krishna Park, police and they were all so happy, hours of Wednesday, police heard a loud thud and found
said on Wednesday. Sumits father Hari Kishan said. the student screaming on
A case has been re- told The Hindu. Ajay lost While he has not the ground and bleeding
gistered and police are in- his life on the way to the provided his statement, pre- profusely. The student lived
vestigating as to how and hospital, he added. The liminary investigations have in Vindhyachal hostel.
why the gate, weighing family said that the gate was revealed that he was de- Additional Deputy Com-
roughly 400kg, fell. rusted and had been there pressed over pursuing en- missioner of Police-I (South)
Police said that three for many years which is why gineering. He had left no sui- Chinmoy Biswal said that the
cousins Ajay (13), Sumit (8) it couldnt take the impact cide note. The 19-year-old student was probably de-
and Vivek (9) were playing of the hot weather. student is admitted to the pressed as it has emerged
in front of the Praveen Devi The gate was allegedly AIIMS Trauma centre with that he did not want to study
Temple on Wednesday installed by the Residents Poison in the air: A Delhi Traic Police personnel wears a mask while managing traic at ITO crossing on Wednesday. The Supreme multiple leg fractures. engineering. Police are try-
when the gate fell. Ajay was Welfare Association, said a Court has imposed a ban on sale and registration of all vehicles not conforming to Bharat Stage (BS) IV emission norms from April 1 A senior police officer ing to verify if he was using
pinned down by the gate senior police official. The to curb rising pollution levels. SANDEEP SAXENA * said that around 4 a.m., the anti-depressants.
while Sumit sustained crit- areas AAP MLA Prakash Jar-
ical injuries. Vivek escaped wal said that the RWA was il-
unharmed. Ajay and Sumit
were rushed to Batra Hos-
pital where the 13-year-old
legal and so was the gate.
The RWA is to be blamed.
The gate was weak, he said.
High Court orders retrial in ive 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases
Bench notes that the judgments in the ive hearings relect a very perfunctory and hasty disposal of the cases
Akanksha Jain Mittal and Anu Malhotra Yadav, Dhanraj and Ma- well as in discharging judicial hender Yadav, Girdhari Lal, cases had been decided in
New Delhi ordered re-trial in five cases hender Singhall asking why function, said the Bench. Kishan Khokkar and Captain five months and many crucial
Observing that the killing of registered on the complaints the cases against them The suo motu directions to Bhagmal, who were con- witnesses had not been ex-
men of a single community of Daljit Kaur, Swaran Kaur, should not be re-tried. reopen the cases were issued victed by a trial court for al- amined. In one case, the pro-
were not simple murders Jagir Kaur and Baljit Kaur. Perhaps, had these ter- by the High Court as it was legedly conspiring and incit- secution produced only four
and that the police, prosec- Prima facie the judg- rible offences in 1984 been hearing an appeal by the CBI ing a mob against the Sikh police witnesses and the trial
utors and even the courts ap- ments reflect a very perfunc- punished and the offenders against the acquittal of Sajjan community. was completed in five
peared to have failed the vic- tory and hasty disposal of the brought to book, the history Kumar by a trial court in 2013 During the hearing of months.
tims, the Delhi High Court cases, which has deeply of crime in this country may in a case pertaining to the these appeals, the Bench no- The Bench has directed
on Wednesday ordered re- troubled our judicial con- have been different. We are killing of five Sikh men in ticed five judgements from the Delhi Police to investigate
trial in five 1984 anti-Sikh ri- science, the Bench said, of the view that if we fail to Delhi Cantonment area dur- 1986 in which the accused the issues and fixed the mat-
ots cases in which all the ac- while issuing show cause no- take action even now, we ing the riots. persons had been acquitted ter for April 20. It has also
Tragedy: The gate weighing nearly 400kg fell on 13-year-old cused were acquitted in 1986. tices to the four accused would be miserably failing in It was also hearing the ap- by the trial court. asked the complainants to
Ajay (inset) on Wednesday. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT * A Bench of Justices Gita Balwan Khokkar, Mahender our constitutional duty as peals of Balwan Khokkar, Ma- The Bench noted that the appear before the court.





BJP-led civic bodies waived Cong plans health, education revamp

Panel to
house tax for party leader screen
Last of partys blueprints presented in run-up to civic polls
Staff Reporter
New Delhi
Tharoor said that declining
enrolment in municipal
care, but they have six super-
speciality hospitals. On the

Sisodia questions why the regular Delhiite cant be exempted from paying the tax
Hospitals run by the muni-
cipal corporations will be
schools could mean that
children were being left
other hand, the Delhi govern-
ment is setting up mohalla
transferred to the Delhi gov- out. From 2012-2013 to 2015- clinics and dispensaries, Damini Nath
Staff Reporter ernment and quality of edu- 2016, enrolment had come which is the responsibility of New Delhi
NEW DELHI cation will be improved if the down by 50,000, he said, the civic bodies, said Mr. The wait for the first list of
Deputy Chief Minister and Congress wins the civic elec- adding that the children who Maken. Congress candidates for the
AAP leader Manish Sisodia tions next month, the party attended these schools were He added that the Con- municipal elections, which
on Wednesday alleged that said on Wednesday. usually from poor families gress would hand over the was expected by Wednes-
the BJP-led municipalities With this, the Delhi Pra- and were unlikely to join municipality-run hospitals to day, could last longer as the
had waived the house tax for desh Congress Committee private schools. the Delhi government, which party has set up a top-level
BJP leader Vijay Goels man- (DPCC) released its blueprint had been asking for the committee to screen applic-
sion. He questioned that if for improving education and Multiplicity of authority same, only to be denied by ants.
they could exempt their health services provided by We may have lost these chil- the BJP-ruled civic bodies. The All-India Congress
leader from paying the tax, the municipal corporations. dren from the education net Mr. Khurshid, meanwhile, Committee has appointed a
then why cant regular Del- Former Union Ministers and altogether. It would be diffi- spoke of a crisis situation panel comprising senior
hiites be let off? MPs Shashi Tharoor and Sal- cult to catch up later with vo- with reference to vector- leaders Anand Sharma,
Addressing the media, Mr. man Khurshid presented cational training, he said. borne diseases. He said that Manicka Tagore and
Sisodia said the municipal parts of the plan. The Congress also pro- preventive measures would Randeep Surjewala to
corporations had, in August In the run-up to the elec- posed setting up an em- also get a boost, especially screen candidates, said
last year, decided to exempt tions, the Congress has re- powered group to improve since dengue, malaria and Delhi Congress president
house tax on Mr. Goels leased separate documents education and involve com- chikungunya cases were Ajay Maken on Wednesday.
haveli (mansion), but when outlining its agenda for fiscal munity-based organisations rising each year. Earlier, the party had set up
the AAP proposed the same management and solid waste to partner with schools. The The party has also pro- district-level committees,
exemption for the common- management. The series party said it would set up a posed primary health centres with outside observers, to
ers, the BJP raised questions. ended on Wednesday with Delhi City Leadership at Metro stations and mobile screen applicants.
the document on education Academy to train teachers. diagnostic centres. It will also
Why are rules different and health. According to the Congress, release separate manifestos It is routine, says party
If the House (Municipal Public suggestions would the six hospitals run by the highlighting promises for the On Monday and Tuesday,
Corporation of Delhi) can be incorporated in the corporations only add to the youth and residents of slums, senior leaders of the Delhi
waive tax of a BJP leaders partys manifesto, said DPCC multiplicity of authority. unauthorised colonies and Congress had said the first
haveli, then why does one president Ajay Maken. The job of the corporations resettlement colonies, said list of candidates would be
need to go to the Parliament Speaking at the event, Dr. is to provide primary health- Mr. Maken. released by Wednesday.
to do the same for common The appointment of the
people? Mr. Sisodia asked. Raising questions: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia addresses the media about the Aam committee, which the party
Why are rules different for Aadmi Partys promises ahead of the civic polls next month, on Wednesday. V. SUDERSHAN *
says is routine, comes a
the common people and the day after Youth Congress
politicians, he asked. pending dues. we claimed in the Assembly representatives met party
He added that if voted to
power in the civic elections, We proved ourselves
elections that we will slash
electricity and water bills.
> If(Muncipal
the House
vice-president Rahul
Gandhi. Indian Youth Con-
the AAP would use the same Both the BJP and Congress But we proved ourselves be- Corporation of gress spokesperson Amrish
rules and power to exempt have been contesting that fore the public. We have Delhi) can waive Ranjan Pandey said that
house tax for common cit- such a waiver of house tax made another promise and tax of a BJP leaders they had asked Mr. Gandhi
izens, which the BJP-ruled cannot be done without a we will fulfil that. There are haveli, then why to give younger leaders a
corporations had used for its nod from the Parliament. several other avenues of rev- chance, which he said the
does one need to go
leader. The AAP has since been pro- enue for the municipalities. latter had agreed to.
The party had proposed ducing documents and por- It does not have to be to Parliament to do
Mr. Maken, meanwhile,
that if voted to power in the tions from the Delhi Muni- through blackmailing and the same for reiterated that the selection
municipal elections next cipal Corporation Act to taking bribes from people in common people? of candidates would be
month, it would scrap house prove their claim. the name of house tax, he Manish Sisodia Big guns: (from left) Congress leaders Salman Khurshid, Ajay Maken, P.C. Chacko and Shashi based on the choice of
tax and will also waive They doubted us when said. Deputy Chief Minister Tharoor release the partys agenda for health and education on Wednesday. R. V. MOORTHY *
party workers.

BJP begins Akhilesh,

inalising list HC rejects Swaraj Indias plea for common poll symbol Jaya for SP
Jatin Anand
New Delhi

The Bharatiya Janata Party

Staff Reporter
New Delhi

The Delhi High Court on

photographs of candidates
shall appear on the ballot pa-
pers and EVMs in the ensu-
> Even without a
common symbol Party is Press Trust of India
New Delhi

Former UP CM Akhilesh Ya-

candidates can be
(BJP) on Wednesday nar-
rowed down on the names
Wednesday dismissed the pe-
tition of Yogendra Yadav-led
ing MCD elections. This shall
be of great assistance to identiied from unfazed dav, his wife Dimple Yadav
and Rajya Sabha member
of 3,000 probable candid- Swaraj India for a common voters who can easily photographs on Staff Reporter Jaya Bachchan are among
ates for the municipal elec- symbol in the upcoming mu- identify the candidate in ballot papers/ NEW DELHI the Samajwadi Partys (SP)
tions next month from a list nicipal polls. The court ob- whose favour they propose EVMs Reacting to the High Court star campaigners for the
of 33,000. served that provisions to dis- to cast the vote, said the Delhi High COurt decision on Wednesday, the April 23 civic polls.
play photographs of the court. party alleged it was an AAP
10 names from each ward candidates on ballot paper last year by Mr. Yadav and conspiracy to deter them. First list soon
The meeting of the 19-mem- and Electronic Voting Ma- No disadvantage advocate Prashant Bhushan, As many as 76 party lead-
ber Delhi BJP Election Com- chines (EVM) for the first The petitioner cannot claim who were expelled from the Doesnt matter ers are in the first list of top
mittee, which a senior time in the elections next that it is being put to a disad- AAP. The party, registered The day we began our campaigners for the civic
member skipped, was held month would help voters vantage vis--vis candidates in February 2017, has con- MCD campaign, we knew polls. Our party chief
at the partys State identify the candidate they nominated by registered re- Poll debut: Swaraj India was loated in October last year by tended that the Delhi Sym- that we didnt have financial Akhilesh Yadav, Dimple Ya-
headquarters. We have want to vote for. cognised political parties. Yogendra Yadav and advocate Prashant Bhushan. FILE PHOTO *
bols order was illegal, ar- backing and resources. We dav, Jaya Bachchan, general
over 10 probables to chose In their quest for perfect- Even without a common bitrary, capricious, also knew that we do not secretary Ram Gopal Yadav,
from for each ward. Several ing the franchise system in symbol their candidates can The High Court also claimed that non-allotment unreasonable and selective, have a government backing and several SP MPs, MLAs,
rounds of narrowing down the country and discharging be identified from their pho- agreed with the submission of a common symbol to a re- destroying the very fairness us. Today, we know we MLCs and member of the
will take place, after which the onerous duty cast on tographs featuring on the made by the State Election gistered party amounted to of the proposed electoral dont have a symbol. national executive will be
the final list will be placed them by the Constitution and ballot papers/EVMs. Some Commission that every delay discrimination as the Aam process itself. Doesnt matter, the partys campaigning for our can-
before the national leader- the enabling provisions, the practical difficulties were ex- is significant when it comes Aadmi Party (AAP) was gran- It said that providing it a national president Yogendra didates, said the partys
ship, said a party source. Election Commission of India pressed on behalf of the re- to approaching the Court ted such a relief when it had common symbol would cre- Yadav said, adding the party Delhi unit chief Usha Yadav.
According to the BJP (ECI) and the State ECs have spondent No.1/SEC relating with a grievance related to contested for the first time. ate a level playing field will contest elections and The BJP, meanwhile, has
State chief Manoj Tiwari, it been inventing and reinvent- to providing adequate num- conduct of elections. It had sought quashing of among all parties, whether hope for a better Delhi. lined up UP Chief Minister
was after deliberations with ing themselves and coming ber of EVMs at every polling a March 14, 2017, notification recognised or not, and en- Party spokesperson Yogi Adityanath for cam-
district presidents and MPs up with new measures to booth and other logistics, Too late to interfere and an April 2016 order, sure free and fair elections. Anupam said the AAP gov- paigning, among others.
that the names of serious make the process as trans- which would have arisen if It also noted that it was very which said that nominees of It also challenged the Febru- ernment sat on the proposal The Congress, too, has fron-
candidates out of the ap- parent as is possible. It is in the petition would have been late in the day to interfere in such parties would be ary 21, 2017, and March 7, of the State Election Com- ted big guns.
plications received were furtherance to discharging allowed. That not being the the election process, which is treated as independent can- 2017, orders of the poll mission to amend rules bar- The SP plans to field can-
presented before the com- the said duty that the re- position, the court declines no longer imminent, but well didates for allotment of panel declining the partys ring unrecognised parties to didates on all 272 seats.
mittee. The BJP will ensure spondent No.1/SEC has for to delve into the above as- underway. symbols. request for a common have a common symbol Our first list of candidates
selection of candidates in the first time decided that pect, said Justice Kohli. Swaraj India, meanwhile, Swaraj India was floated symbol. only to harm them. would be out soon, said
the next two days. Ms. Yadav.

Heat takes toll on protesting farmers JNUTA puzzled over No fee hike
for private
As many as 64 people taken to hospital for stomach pain, dehydration, body ache UGC clariication letter schools on
Staff Reporter
Association says no reply received yet govt. land
NEW DELHI Will move SC, Staff Reporter any policy of the university
Staff Reporter
The rising mercury seems to in contravention of UGC reg-
says Yadav
New Delhi
Accolades for be wreaking havoc with the The Jawaharlal Nehru Uni- ulations needed to be
Delhi ilm-maker health of protesting Tamil versity Teachers Association amended/revised. The Delhi government has
NEW DELHI Nadu farmers, who now Staff Reporter ( JNUTA) on Wednesday high- directed private schools
Manisha Gupta, a Delhi-based claim to have sought rein- lighted the puzzling case of Come clean being run on Delhi Devel-
intellectual property rights forcements from their native National president of the a letter of clarification re- The JNUTA, however, alleged opment Authority (DDA)
professional-turned film- villages. newly formed Swaraj India ceived from the UGC on Feb- that on February 11 the JNU land to not increase their
maker and screenwriter, was On Wednesday a 62-year- party, Yogendra Yadav, on ruary 27, 2017. It said that a administration sent an e- fee for the upcoming aca-
recently awarded for her old farmer, Mahadevan from Wednesday met the clarification had been sought mail to the faculty announ- demic session.
debut screenplay for a short Oorudaiyapatti of Tiruchi protesting farmers at Jantar from the commission, but no cing clarification from
film titled Fall in Spring...?? district in Tamil Nadu, was Mantar. Accompanied by information had been re- UGC, listing an admission DoE issues circular
at festivals in Warsaw and taken to a nearby hospital the convenor of the collect- ceived yet. procedure contrary to what A circular issued by the Dir-
Noida. Ms. Gupta also due to dehydration and ive Jai Kisan, Avik Shah, Mr. The letter in question is a the February 27 clarification ectorate of Education
bagged the award for the vomiting. The protesters Yadav demanded an early reply from the UGC to a com- stated. The JNUTA in a re- (DoE) has also instructed
second best short screenplay said that 64 people were resolution to the protest, munication from the JNU ad- lease asked: Did the JNU ad- private schools not on DDA
at Los Angeles in 2016, taken to the hospital re- which has been going on ministration on December ministration lie when it land to not increase fee
besides being honoured at cently for various reasons for more than a fortnight 29, 2016. The university had stated to the faculty that it beyond 10% citing imple-
the DSIFF-2016. STAFF REPORTER such as stomach pain, de- now. said that the current admis- had received clearance from mentation of the 7th Pay
hydration, body pains and sion policy was at variance the UGC for applying Commission.
No need for CCTV upset stomach. Plan to file petition with the commissions May deprivation points and a
cameras: JNUSU We have been fighting for 2016 notification. It also 20% viva-voce? Or did the Approval needed
NEW DELHI Seeking drought relief the rights of farmers for asked for permission to UGC give a go-ahead to clari- In January, the Supreme
The Jawaharlal Nehru When we began the many years now. We will modify certain provisions in fications and then change Court had ruled that
University (JNU) protest, there were over 150 move the Supreme Court the light of the policy adop- these positions? schools that were granted
administrations move to farmers, but as their health to demand adequate relief ted by the university based They demanded that the subsidised land by the
install CCTV cameras at hostel deteriorated some of them measures. We will file a pe- on social justice. The reply UGC and JNU come clean, as (DDA) would not be able to
entrances for security and to were sent back. But, more tition in this regard, he from the UGC stated that the only this could end the re- hike fee without approval
curb thefts has been criticised farmers and youngsters said, adding that he would regulations were mandatory cursion of clarifications from the government.
by the JNU Students Union from our State are on the Not giving up: The farmers have been protesting at Jantar plan a trip to all the and applicable to all univer- about clarifications. Until The DoE had also sought
(JNUSU). The JNUSU said it way to Delhi to support us, Mantar for the last 16 days. SHANKER CHAKRAVARTY
drought-hit areas of Tamil sities without any deviation. they do so, JNUTA shall not proposals of fee hike from
was unfortunate that the said Sadasivam, a protesting Nadu in May. The farmers It added that the regulations stop asking the questions, as schools, directing them to
university had decided to farmer. cluding a drought relief ical spectrum, leaders of have been protesting with have been framed after de- we would not like to believe seek prior approval.
install cameras before The farmers, who have package of 40,000 crore both regional and national skulls of what they say be- tailed deliberation with the that fabrication and falsifica- Of the 168 schools that
discussing the matter with been protesting for the last and a farm loan waiver, are parties, including some long to fellow farmers who help of experts and had the tion holds sway in the JNU applied for hike during the
those who would be affected. 16 days, are refusing to give met. actors have offered sup- killed themselves over approval of the HRD Min- administration and the 2016-17 session, only five
STAFF REPORTER in until their demands, in- Cutting across the polit- port to the farmers. mounting debt. istry. It further added that UGC, the JNUTA said. received the nod.



Meat of the shelves, but can be bought discreetly

The Hindu drove across Sahibabad, Modinagar, Muradnagar and Meerut on Wednesday, days after the crackdown on illegal slaughter houses, shops
> We have a licence
Soumya Pillai
New Delhi but its yet to be
An innocuous question renewed. We had
where can I buy meat applied for renewal
from? is met with curious
almost ive months
glances and varied responses
in Uttar Pradesh. Some will back. Doing business
ask you to hush up, others has become diicult