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EVM hackathon from June 3 Madhya Pradesh to
Election Commission invites parties to send experts to prove tampering charge
Special Correspondent
New Delhi
choice, picked up from EC
warehouses in any Assembly
devise Happiness Index
The Election Commission on constituency.
Delhi University to Saturday invited recognised Ties up with IIT-Kharagpur to gauge its levels in State
release six cut-of lists political parties to an “Elec- Can open machine
NEW DELHI tronic Voting Machine (EVM) They can also accompany Nistula Hebbar has never lost
Delhi University announced Challenge” beginning June 3 the EVMs from warehouses NEW DELHI its relevance.
its admission schedule for to demonstrate that the ma- to the venue at the EC Happiness, its pursuit and That old
undergraduate courses on chine can be, or were, dur- headquarters, at their own examining its essential sagacity
Saturday. The online process ing the five recent Assembly cost. nature have been con- has to be
will open on May 22 and the elections, tampered with. Although the parties’ ex- sidered the domain of brought
irst of six cut-of lists will be Only Indian experts are al- perts will be allowed to open philosophy, an ephemeral back in a
announced on June 20. lowed to participate in the and inspect the machine, rather than tangible value. manner
CITY 쑺 PAGE 2 event. they will not be allowed to The Madhya Pradesh gov- that con-
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD The challenge will be Open challenge: CEC Nasim Zaidi at a live demonstration of tweak its components, as the ernment, however, has temporary so-
open for four to five days, for an EVM in New Delhi on Saturday. SHANKER CHAKRAVARTY
EC said changing the in- tasked the Indian Institute ciety under-
the political parties that par- ternal circuit was like chan- of Technology-Kharagpur stands and
INSIDE ticipated in the Assembly vise the proceedings, which which can nominate three ging the whole device itself. with finding a quantifiable appreciates,”
elections in Goa, Punjab, Ma- will be video-recorded. experts, had to confirm their answer to that eternal ques- Mr. Chouhan told
nipur, Uttarakhand and Ut- Chief Election Commis- participation by 5 p.m. on CONTINUED ON 쑺 PAGE 10 tion — what constitutes hap- The Hindu.
tar Pradesh. An independent sioner Nasim Zaidi said the May 26. Each party will be INDIAN EVMS FAR SUPERIOR, piness and how happy are and include
team of experts will super- political parties, each of assigned four EVMs of their SAYS EC 쑺 PAGE 10 people really. At 122nd spot people’s perceptions
The State government For the record, India logged on issues related to gov-
had, in July last year, set up in at a dismal 122nd spot in ernance and material

Rouhani wins second Boy dies as ambulance the Anand Mantralaya or
the Ministry of Happiness,
with Chief Minister Shivraj
the World Happiness Re-
port for 2017, brought out
things, and a validation pro-
cess will take place through
a workshop in December.
term in landslide gets stuck in traic jam Singh Chouhan as its first
“happiness minister.”
On May 16, his govern- by the United Nations,
Only after validation of the
index so developed will
there be a large scale sur-
Moderate cleric garners 57% of votes ment signed a Memor- down five points from the vey, more than 25,000 re-
Police ile FIR against protesters andum of Understanding 2016 survey, where it stood spondents from across
Associated Press (MoU) with IIT-Kharagpur at the 118th spot. Madhya Pradesh, to de-
TEHRAN Correspondent housing projects, the police (the only institute to have a According to Manohar termine levels of happiness
Iran’s President Hassan Noida said. The boy, Luvkush, be- Happiness Centre) to devise Dubey, chief executive of- in the State,” he told The
Rouhani was re-elected by a A seven-year-old boy suffer- longed to Mainpuri. He was a Happiness Index for the ficer of the Rajya Anand Hindu.
wide margin on Saturday. ing from high fever died as admitted to a hospital in State. Sansthan or State Happi- The Chief Minister ap-
The victory gave the moder- the ambulance in which he Firozabad but doctors there “We are collaborating ness Institute, the brief to peared ready to take on any
ate cleric a second four-year was being transported from referred him to AIIMS. with IIT-Kharagpur for de- IIT-Kharagpur is to devise a questions over whether this
term to see out his agenda Agra to Delhi got stuck in a Gautambudh Nagar veloping State happiness in- questionnaire that will somewhat abstract quest
pushing for greater Hassan Rouhani. * AP traffic jam on the Noida- Senior Superintendent of dex. In the recent past, bring out the happiness was a fit subject for gov-
freedoms and outreach to Greater Noida Expressway Police Luv Kumar said an countries like Bhutan and levels of the people with ernance. Shouldn’t govern-
the wider world. His nearest rival in the on Saturday. FIR had been filed against Great Britain have worked tangible and intangible ments be more concerned
The 68-year-old incum- four-man race, hardliner The jam was caused by the protesting home buyers in this area or the life satis- things. about organising basic ma-
bent secured a commanding Ebrahim Raisi, secured 38% home buyers who were for blocking traffic move- faction scale devised by Dr. “They will first under- terial comforts for its cit-
lead of 57% in a race that of the vote. protesting on the road ment on the Noida-Greater Ed Denier. Ancient Indian take a survey of all such in- izens?
SECTION-2 쑺 14 PAGES drew more than seven out against real estate de- Noida Expressway. wisdom that suggests ways dices the world over, devise
SUNDAY MAGAZINE 쑺 8 PAGES of every 10 voters to the ‘WILL REMAIN LOYAL TO MY veloper, Jaypee Infratech, JAYPEE ALLEGES RUCKUS AT of fulfilling and joyous life their own questionnaire CONTINUED ON 쑺 PAGE 10
CLASSIFIEDS 쑺 ON PAGE 4 polls. PROMISES’ 쑺 SECTION 2 PAGE 3 for delay in completing MEETING 쑺 PAGE 9


SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017

First DU cut-of on June 20 AAP wants a no-holds
Admission process to start tomorrow; number of seats increases by 2,000
Jaideep Deo Bhanj
barred EVM hackathon
Delhi University (DU) an- Says it has already shown that EVMS can be tampered with
Inspection by Food & nounced its much-awaited
Civil Supplies Minister admission schedule for un- Staff Reporter
dergraduate courses on Sat-
Fight fresh polls, BJP
Food and Civil Supplies urday. Like last year, the pro- The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Minister Imran Hussain cess will be completely said on Saturday that the
ordered action against a circle
office of the department in
Matiala Assembly
online with the portal — — to be opened
on May 22.
Election Commission’s chal-
lenge to political parties,
asking them to tamper with
MLA challenges CM
constituency on Saturday Online registrations will the Electronic Voting Ma- Staff Reporter VVPAT machines. If he
after several shortcomings close on June 12, with the chines (EVMs) under certain New Delhi still has doubts about
were found during a surprise first cut-off list to be an- conditions was not enough. BJP MLA Manjinder Singh their efficiency, I
inspection of ration shops in nounced on June 20. The party has now asked Sirsa on Saturday challenge him to fresh
south-west Delhi. He also This year, DU will release for a no-holds barred con- challenged Chief Minister elections in which ballot
ordered the officials to take six cut-off lists. The last cut- test to be allowed. Arvind Kejriwal to contest papers can be used,” the
action against fair price shop off list will be announced on Senior AAP leader Sanjay fresh elections in the Rajouri Garden MLA said
owners who failed to comply July 18, while the session will Singh said the Election Com- Capital to get a sense of at a press conference.
with regulations, besides begin on July 20. The admis- mission should give political “public anger” against The BJP MLA alleged
asking for a report within a sion process is expected to parties full access to the him instead of blaming that the reason behind
week. STAFF REPORTER close by August 16. lists may be released de- mittee, told journalists that a will prevent people from re- EVMs in order to prove that Electronic Voting Mr. Kejriwal's “growing
pending on the number of number of changes had been gistering more than once. they could be tampered Machines (EVMs). unpopularity” was not
Online process vacant seats in colleges. made to the online applica- In fact, marks of students with. Instead of attempting defective EVMs but his
Bypoll in Sarai Pipal The university said that Online registration fee for tion procedure after consid- who appeared for the CBSE to “seek cover” behind “failure to effectively
Thala today merit-based admission will admission to undergraduate ering the feedback received Class XII exams will be up- ‘Save democracy’ allegations of EVM confront” the problems of
NEW DELHI be offered on the basis of courses for general and OBC last year, which is when the loaded automatically onto “Will those who tamper tampering, Mr. Sirsa said Delhiites.
Voters in the Sarai Pipal Thala Class XII Board examination students is ₹150. This fee is process went online for the the system. With this, DU is with the EVMs follow the that Mr. Kejriwal should “Mr. Kejriwal should
ward of the North Delhi marks, with all applicants re- non-refundable. For, SC/ST/ first time. looking to address the issue ECI’s guidelines? This is an “respect the mandate of either accept my
Municipal Corporation will quired to register on the DU PwD students, the registra- of students submitting fake opportunity to save the the people”. challenge or stop blaming
cast their ballots on Sunday to portal. Students applying tion fee is ₹75. Further, those ‘Fully prepared’ or forged mark sheets. democratic traditions of In- “I challenge Mr. EVMs. He would be better
elect the area councillor. under Extra Curricular Activ- applying under the Sports This time, Mr. Pandit said, This year, the number of dia. The ECI should not im- Kejriwal to get the results advised to address water
By-election for the ward was ity (ECA) quota, Sports and ECA quota will have to the university was well- seats for undergraduate ad- pose any restrictions on the of 40 EVMs in Goa, 33 in and power scarcity
cancelled on April 21 after one quota, Persons with Disabil- pay an additional ₹Rs. 100. equipped with more dedic- mission has increased by challenge to hack EVMs,” Punjab and those which problems in Delhi instead
of the candidates passed away ities (PWD) quota, Kashmiri The registration fee will ated servers to handle the 2,000 seats, thanks to the in- said Mr. Singh. were used in the Rajouri of blaming (EVM)
before the April 23 civic body Migrant (KM) quota, Armed have to be paid while regis- online traffic. troduction of new courses. He added that AAP MLA Garden bypoll tallied with machines,” he added.
elections. The election was Forces (AF) quota and SC/ST/ tering online. Registration Last year, many applic- The university said that by Saurabh Bhardwaj had,
rescheduled after the death OBC quota will also have to will be confirmed only after ants had complained that Monday afternoon, all in- earlier this month, demon-
of Samajwadi Party candidate apply online. payment of the fee. Once re- the website kept crashing formation with details of strated in the Assembly how June 3, does not allow parti- party had shown how EVMs
Dinesh on April 20. The Also, the university in- gistered, applicants can ap- while they filled the form. new courses, information an EVM-like machine could cipants to open the EVMs could be hacked.
results will be announced on formed that after the first six ply to as many courses of He added that students about existing courses and be hacked by changing the and change parts. She added that the party
May 23, along with the result lists are announced on June their choice. would also be required to fill other admission related motherboard. Another senior AAP would meet ECI officials to
of the Maujpur by-election 20, June 24, July 1, July 7, July Maharaj K. Pandit, chair- in their Board examination rules will be put up on the As per the ECI’s rules, the leader, Atishi Marlena, said understand the terms and
held on May 14. STAFF REPORTER 13 and July 18, more cut-off man of DU’s Admission Com- number in the form, which DU website. challenge, which starts on in a series of tweets that the conditions of the challenge.

54 theft cases solved with arrest of ive: cops Kalluri slams activists at IIMC seminar
Gang leader a fan of pop singer Justin Bieber, wanted to be a singer too
Former Bastar top cop accuses human rights activists of trying to defame him
Staff Reporter iPad and scooties have been Bieber and wanted to be- residents.
New Delhi recovered. come an English pop singer Interrogation of three of Hemani Bhandari Bastar, only five might actu-
Acting on a tip-off, the south Roshan, the alleged gang and go to Mumbai. the accused revealed that NEW DELHI ally say anything against me,”
district police arrested five leader, is a school dropout Vicky and Sharon are they used to steal vehicles The former Bastar Inspector the former Bastar IGP said.
persons in connection with and accused of being in- school dropouts too. Monu is for reconnaissance during General of Police (IGP), S.R.P. The IPS officer said he will
various robbery cases on volved in 16 cases of burglary illiterate, while Anju re- the day before committing Kalluri, was welcomed at the continue with his mission
Wednesday. and theft, the police said. ceived the stolen property. the burglary at night. Fur- Indian Institute of Mass Com- and recounted a Bollywood
The police claimed to The police said patrolling ther questioning revealed munication (IIMC) on Sat- dialogue: “Tabaadle se ilaaka
have solved 54 cases of thefts School dropouts had been intensified follow- Vicky and Anju’s involve- urday with a few students badal sakta hai, irada nahin
with the arrests of Munirka His father is a driver by pro- ing cases of burglary at ment in the crimes. chanting ‘Jai Siya Ram’ and (Transfer can change my re-
village residents Roshan fession. Roshan allegedly Shanti Niketan, including The accused allegedly told ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ as he gion of work but not my
Messy (18), Vicky Rawat alia spent the stolen money on theft attempts at the homes the police that they had com- walked on stage to share his intention)”.
Vikky Landa (24), Sharon partying with friends, of a French diplomat and an mitted thefts in other areas, views on ‘rashtriya pat- Mr. Kalluri added that-
Kant (19), Monu (27) and branded clothes, shoes, IAS officer’s in the same including South Campus, rakarita’ (national Free speech: S.R.P. Kalluri (centre) at the Indian Institute of tribals in the State are victims
Anju Chauhan (25). sunglasses and expensive building. R.K. Puram, Sarojini Nagar, journalism). Mass Communication on Saturday. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT * of Maoists. “Maoists are fool-
Stolen cash, US currency, wrist watches. Scrutiny of files on burg- Saket, Safdarjung Enclave Mr. Kalluri, during his ten- ing tribals in Chhattisgarh.
gold and silver jewellery, The police said that he lars revealed the involve- and Hauz Khas. Further ure as the Bastar IGP, was at chose to talk at length about man rights activists claim They are giving them hopes
mobile phones, laptops, was a fan of pop singer Justin ment of the Munirka probe is on, said the police. the centre of several contro- how human rights activists they are working for the adi- of revolution and brainwash-
versies for his alleged high- are maligning his image. vasis (tribals), but instead ing them. In reality, the tri-
handed style and human they extract money from the bals don’t care about any of
AAP govt has rights violations in the Naxal- ‘Will resign’ State, which goes in their that. They can derive unlim-

Signature Bridge set to
affected region. Mr. Kalluri said that such act- own pocket. If you can find ited happiness from limited
At the seminar on media, ivism was a ‘business’ and al- one family that has been resources,” Mr. Kalluri said.
failed to open an audience member asked leged that the activists in the helped by them, I’ll resign,” He also talked about the
Mr. Kalluri about allegations State were making money out Mr. Kalluri said. ‘surrender policy’ he
Aam Aadmi
miss another deadline Canteens: BJP
that journalists were forced
to leave Chhattisgarh during
his tenure. Dodging the ques-
of it.
“These intellectuals in-
cluding a section of academ-
“These people are very vo-
cal, which is why people’s
perception of me is negative.
strengthened in 2014 claim-
ing he had given an alternat-
ive to tribals as opposed to
tion, Mr. Kalluri instead ics, social activists and hu- Out of the 40 lakh people in siding with Naxalites.
Budgetary constraints may push date beyond Dec 2017 Staff Reporter
New Delhi
Jatin Anand The Leader of the Opposi-
New Delhi tion in the Delhi Assembly,
The Signature Bridge pro- Vijender Gupta, on Sat-
ject in Wazirabad is set to urday claimed to have ex-
miss another deadline due posed what he termed was
to financial constraints, the Arvind Kejriwal-led gov-
sources claim. ernment’s “false promise”
Construction of the pro- of opening Aam Aadmi
ject — which the Delhi gov- Canteens, which were
ernment proposed as a tour- aimed at providing subsid-
ist attraction that seeks to ised food to the poor.
connect the northern and During the Assembly ses-
eastern extremities of the sion on March 7, the BJP
Capital and has been under MLA from Rohini had ac-
construction for over a dec- cused the AAP government,
ade — is now faced with which had made a provision
budgetary constraints that of ₹60 crore for the
are bound to push its com- canteens, of failing to run
pletion date beyond Decem- “even a single Aam Aadmi
ber 2017. Canteen”.

Tourist attraction ‘Govt only on paper’
“We have prepared a re- On Saturday, Mr. Gupta
vised note requesting addi- said: “Deputy Secretary (Le-
tional funds, approximately gislation), Legislative As-
over ₹100 crore, to keep sembly Secretariat, vide his
construction under way on letter dated March 20, 2017,
the project, which is in its fi- had asked the Department Raising voice: Students protest against former Bastar IGP S.R.P. Kalluri on Saturday. * SANDEEP SAXENA
nal stage of completion, but of Health and Family Wel-
will still require around fare to run the canteens in
eight to nine more months
of work for the finance de-
partment, which will now Never-ending: The Signature Bridge was initially set to be
accordance with the de-
cision taken by the Delhi
Cabinet, but the depart-
Students question ex-IG’s campus visit
put it up for consideration completed by December 2013. SUSHIL KUMAR VERMA *
ment had refused to accept
by the Cabinet,” said a this order.” Protesters outside IIMC ask why yagya was held at State-promoted public institution
senior Public Works Depart- Ghaziabad, which is being bridge was proposed for the “Refusal of the depart-
ment official. developed on the lines of first time as early as 1997, ment to accept the Cabinet Hemani Bhandari and the topic of the event ted at 9.30 a.m. but students Aware of the protest out-
According to an official, sub-cities like Indirapuram with initial cost pegged at decision shows that this Nikita Bishnoi itself. were not allowed entry. The side, Mr. Suresh said,
₹20 crore is expended on and Kaushambi. ₹464 crore. Announced in government now exists only New Delhi college administration “People have no issues when
construction of the almost 2004, the project received a on paper,” Mr. Gupta said. A section of students pro- IIMC DG reacts forced its will on us.” Hurriyat leaders are called,
₹1,600-crore project — with Rising costs nod from the Delhi Cabinet “It is clear from all the tested against controversial IIMC’s Director General K.G. Another student, Prakriti but there’s a problem if Mr.
its steel towers planned to According to the govern- in 2007 and was initially ex- documents that it has former Bastar Inspector Suresh, however, defended Sharma, alleged that only Kalluri comes. If people
be double the height of ment, the Signature Bridge pected to be completed at a neither made any prepara- General S.R.P. Kalluri’s visit the event saying that some students were not al- want to ask him questions,
Qutub Minar and proposed had obtained environmental modified estimate of ₹1,131 tion nor taken any logical to the Indian Institute of “whenever a yagya happens, lowed inside. “Why is a they can do so. But why not
waterfront development, clearance in 2011 and was crore by the Commonwealth action in this regard,” the Mass Communication (IIMC) people with rakshasi prav- yagya being performed in a listen to what he has to say.”
which successive govern- set to be completed by Games that was held in the BJP leader said. on Saturday. Mr. Kalluri had artiyan (demonic instincts) State-promoted public insti- The students, meanwhile,
ments including the AAP in- December 2013. The date of Capital in October 2010. He added that the AAP been invited to a seminar try to create ruckus.” tution?” asked Ms. Sharma. alleged that they were
tend to build into a tourist completion was pushed to Over the years, the initial government had “for polit- titled ‘Rashtriya Patrakarita’ He also asked that “if a threatened. “More than 50
attraction — each month. June 2016 and then to July cost of the project rose to ical reasons closed the Jan (National Journalism in the yagya does not happen in In- ‘Torturing journalists’ alumni had mailed Mr.
Apart from connecting 2017, which was further ₹1,594 crore (in 2015), Aahar Canteen Scheme, Current Perspective: Media dia, will it happen in the The protesters, who held Suresh, besides 10 students
the north-east part of the pushed to December 2017, which, according to sources, which was started by the and Myth). neighbouring country?” placards reading ‘Kalluri Go from the present batch. We
Capital to outer Delhi, the and now expected to be is a significant reason be- previous government, Apart from the former Ankit Kumar Singh, a stu- Back’, alleged that he was re- are in constant fear of not
bridge will be a gateway to delayed further. hind the government’s de- without implementing any IG’s visit, the protesters were dent of the outgoing batch sponsible for torturing getting degrees if we ques-
the Tronica City in adjacent According to sources, the cision not to scrap it. alternative plan to provide upset with the yagya that who was among the protest- journalists in the Naxal-affes- tion the administration,”
cheap food to the poor”. was held before the seminar ers, said, “The seminar star- ted region. said Mr. Ankit.

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SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017


Driver who attacked woman held Murder accused granted bail
Court issues order saying he has no previous criminal record
Accused nabbed from Nizamuddin; says fashion designer did not pay him one month’s salary
Nirnimesh Kumar it is ordered that he is re- ence”, the prosecution
Staff Reporter ives and friends to get clues “Anil claims he wasn’t seat and Anil, who was New Delhi leased on bail...’’ The prosec- claimed.
NEW DELHI about his hideout. A watch paid one month’s salary. seated next to her, was at- A court here has granted bail ution alleged the accused The counsel for the ac-
The driver who had allegedly was also kept on his bank/ When he demanded his tacking her with a knife. He to a murder accused, saying had murdered the victim last cused, Pradeep Rana, sub-
attacked a 26-year-old fash- ATM transactions. We finally dues, Kaveri allegedly re- had almost slit her throat he has no previous criminal year in a car in which they mitted that since the ac-
ion designer in south Delhi’s arrested him on Friday fused, upon which he when two children raised an record. along with two other friends cused had gone to attend the
Malviya Nagar last week was based on a tip-off,” said Mr. threatened to damage her alarm. Anil then fled the Granting bail to Pankaj had gone to attend a mar- marriage ceremony along
arrested on Friday. Biswal. car. When the victim tried to spot.” Kumar, Additional Sessions riage ceremony in north- with the deceased and other
Anil Panwar alias Kallu Anil had allegedly at- remove her car, he attacked Judge V.K. Bansal at the Ro- west Delhi’s Narela. friends, the recovery of his
(27) was nabbed from a night tacked his former employer, her with a knife,” said Mr. Victim stable hini district court said: fingerprints from the car did
shelter in Nizamuddin, Anil Panwar Kaveri, with a knife outside Biswal. Anil has been booked under “Keeping in view the facts of ‘Fingerprints in car’ not incriminate him.
where he had been hiding her house on May 14. An eyewitness, Akshay, Section 307 (Attempt to the case which have It further said that the ac- Mr. Rana further said that
after committing the crime. friends to get clues about his He told the police that he had said, “I was at some dis- murder) of the IPC. emerged from the evidence cused’s fingerprints had the weapon of offence
Additional Deputy Com- whereabouts. had gone there to demand tance when I witnessed a Meanwhile, Kaveri, whose [fingerprints, narco test] col- been found in the vehicle. (knife) had been planted on
missioner of Police (South) his salary, which was al- scuffle at a vacant plot where condition is said to be stable, lected during the investiga- Though there was no eyewit- Pankaj. Thereafter, the court
Chinmoy Biswal said they in- Family interrogated legedly not paid to him when the residents park their cars. was shifted to a ward from tion and the fact that he has ness to the case, there was allowed the bail application
terrogated his family and “We interrogated his relat- he was fired last year. Kaveri was on the driver’s the ICU on Saturday. no previous criminal record, definitely a “last-seen evid- of the accused.

IPL gambling racket busted
Seven, including resto-bar manager, arrested
Staff Reporter under way. and a register contain-
New Delhi A raid was conduc- ing the details of the
The Delhi Police arres- ted on the premises, betting were also
ted seven persons on and the accused— seized.
Friday for allegedly Narinder Bansiwal The accused told
running a gambling (30), Anuj Sharma the police that they
racket in a resto-bar in (26), Sahil Gupta (28), had indulged in
north-west Delhi’s Sanchit Mittal (22), gambling to earn
Ashok Vihar. Rishal Nirmal (26), quick money. “They
Around 8 p.m. on Ashutosh Sharma (27) also said that the res-
Friday, the police re- and Sushant Sharma taurant owner was
ceived information (29)— were arrested. aware of the racket
that some people Mr. Bansiwal was and the items needed
were allegedly betting the manager of the for gambling would be
online in a resto-bar resto-bar. provided by the staff,”
while an IPL match said Deputy Commis-
between Kolkata Phones seized sioner of Police
Knight Riders and Eight mobile phones, (North-West) Milind
Mumbai Indians was a TV set, three DVDs Mahadeo Dumbere.

Woman kills husband, held
Staff Reporter Salim, as he used to she allegedly spiked
New Delhi torture her. Salim’s food with an
A 25-year-old woman “She claims he used intoxicating substance
has been arrested for to beat her up regu- and strangled him to
allegedly strangling larly and had an illicit death with a dupatta
her husband to death relationship,” said after he fell uncon-
in north-east Delhi’s Deputy Commissioner scious. She then ap-
Seelampur on of Police (North-East) proached the police
Tuesday. Ajit Kumar Singla. saying her husband
The accused told had been murdered
the police that she ‘Food spiked’ by two of his
killed her husband, Late on Monday night, associates.


SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017


DJB chief orders probe into supply, bill woes Man accuses cops of beating
him; police deny charges
Staff Reporter to pay a hefty amount to be
Move follows allegations of high bills, reduced water supply right before civic polls New Delhi released.
A 30-year-old man has al- He was then taken to
Staff Reporter zonal revenue offices at GTB “not up to the mark”. The would order an inquiry into leged that he was brutally Baba Saheb Ambedkar
New Delhi
Enclave and Yamuna Vihar, sacked Minister went on to the role of Mr. Mishra, if any, beaten by police personnel Hospital.
The newly appointed chair- Mr. Gautam said he received accuse the CM of corruption in the crisis, he said: “Any on Thursday night after his Deputy Commissioner of
person of the Delhi Jal Board complaints of alleged in- and was suspended from the wrongdoing at any level car touched their bike in Ro- Police (Rohini) Rishi Pal,
(DJB), Rajendra Pal Gautam, flated bills, which he asked party. would be probed. We have hini. The police, however, meanwhile, said that Amit’s
on Saturday ordered inquir- DJB officials to investigate. Though Mr. Gautam did no ill intentions. We are not have denied the charges. complaint had been re-
ies into allegations that con- He said that a report would not blame his predecessor, targeting anyone. But we will Amit, a resident of Ro- ceived. The DCP said that ac-
sumers suddenly began re- be submitted within a week. he said that the water reveal the truth”. hini’s Sector 11, was on his cording to a medical exam-
ceiving higher bills and less “crisis” before the municipal Meanwhile, protests way home around 1:30 a.m. ination, he was injured after
water supply despite no dip Mishra’s sacking polls appeared to be “politic- against water shortage and on Thursday night when his he fell while walking in an
in production, right before His appointment was neces- ally motivated”. “I have contaminated water supply car brushed against the po- inebriated state. “His medial
the civic elections in April. sitated after former DJB asked for a report on the wa- have witnessed across the licemen’s bike. He alleged exam shows he was drunk.
After being sworn in by chairperson Kapil Mishra ter crisis before the elec- city. On Saturday, residents that he was then taken to There were no injuries, ex-
Lieutenant-Governor Anil was sacked by Chief Minister tions. Till December, people of Mahipalpur protested Prashant Vihar police sta- cept an abrasion on the arm
Baijal on Friday evening, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal on May 6. were getting no bills or small against the water crisis in tion, where he was beaten that happened when he got
Gautam spent his first day as The Aam Aadmi Party gov- amounts. After that, they their area. Mr. Gautam said up by four police officers out of his car and could not
DJB chairperson inspecting ernment had said that Mr. started getting bills of over that he had asked for a re- through the night before be- maintain his balance since
zonal revenue offices and Mishra’s management of wa- ₹1,000,” said Mr. Gautam. port on these incidents as Report sought: Residents of Mahipalpur protest against the ing let off the next morning. he had consumed alcohol,”
meeting top officials. At the ter supply in the city was When asked whether he well. water crisis on Saturday. SANDEEP SAXENA
He also alleged that he had the DCP said.

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017



SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017

Kerala girl cuts godman’s genitals, ends eight-year ordeal
Pinarayi Vijayan lauds the action of the 23-year-old, who has been a victim of sexual assault since she was 15; BJP distances itself from accused
Staff Reporter Swami of the Panmana used to stay with the family. will be produced in the an awkward position, trying
Thiruvananthapuram Ashram in Kollam, was ad- He has also travelled with court once his treatment is to defend himself against be-
Bomb hoax at For eight long years, she mitted to the Government the family to relatives’ over. ing seen as the godman’s
Guruvayur temple suffered in silence, never Medical College Hospital, houses in Kottayam and The accused has been as- ally.
THRISSUR daring to resist the ‘god- Thiruvananthapuram. Ernakulam. He started abus- sociated with the Hindu Briefing the media, Mr.
The manager of the man’, a frequent visitor to According to the City Po- ing the girl sexually from the Aikya Vedi, being part of a Rajasekharan said while he
Guruvayur Sreekrishna her house, who sexually as- lice, the incident happened time she was in Class 10. She team of spiritual and polit- had known the sanyasi, the
Temple in Kerala got a call on saulted her. around 11.30 p.m. “He did not resist it for many ical leaders who submitted a latter had no connection
Saturday saying that the More than being a spir- threatened her with a knife. years. It was when she star- memorandum to the then with the BJP or the NDA.
temple would be bombed. itual guru to her mother, she She got hold of the knife to ted studying law that she Chief Minister in 2010, de- “He used to attend the meet-
The threat turned out to be a says, he used to act as her gash his genitals and ran started resisting his ad- manding the withdrawal of ings of sanyasis. He was part
hoax. Balakrishnan, 65, an guardian who would ‘discip- outside the house. She vances, which led him to a government order to take of the group that accompan-
alms seeker from Aluva, was line’ her. She knew speaking made a call to the police use coercive methods over the administration of ied me to visit V.S.
arrested in this connection. out was not an option, control room from her mo- against her,” the police said. ashrams, maths, and Achuthanandan when he
knowing his image in soci- bile and said she feared he temples in northern Kerala. was Chief Minister. There
Twin murders trigger ety. On Friday night, she de- would kill her. A police team Booked under POCSO The Panmana Ashram has should be a thorough invest-
tension in Addanki cided to put an end to her which was on foot patrol The extent of her mother’s distanced itself from the ac- igation into the incident and
ONGOLE ordeal, forever. rushed to her house. The ac- knowledge of the assaults is cused, saying he was no strong action should be
Tension gripped Addanki cused was soon shifted to a still not known to the police. longer part of it. taken against the guilty. The
town and its surroundings in Admitted to hospital hospital,” the police said. The accused has been Chief Minister Pinarayi Vi- police should bring out all
the Prakasam district of The 23-year-old law student Plastic surgeons and urology charged under Section 376 jayan lauded the girl for her facts pertaining to this,” he
Andhra Pradesh after two nearly cut off the 54-year- experts did an emergency SREEJITH R. KUMAR
(rape) and Sections of the “sublime and courageous said. On the godman’s parti-
supporters of TDP MLC old godman’s genitals with a surgery to stop blood loss Protection of Children from action” and said the govern- cipation in several agita-
Karnam Balaram Krishnam- knife, when he made sexual and to enable him to pass near Ernakulam before he promising to cure the girl’s Sexual Offences Act, as the ment offered all support to tions, including the Aran-
urthy were killed and three advances towards her. The urine. took up spirituality. He bedridden father. sexual assaults started when her. mula protest, Mr.
injured in an attack allegedly godman, identified as Gane- The police said the ac- came into contact with the “Whenever he visited she was a minor. The police BJP State president Kum- Rajasekharan said: “Many
by supporters of Addanki shananda Theerthapada cused used to run a tea shop family a few years ago, Thiruvananthapuram, he have recorded his arrest. He manam Rajasekharan was in sanyasis took part in it.”
MLA Gottipatti Ravikumar.

Apt to get PM to launch Telangana to give forest land to Navy Cadet’s death:
Kochi Metro: Kerala CM Government will hand over 2,900 acres of Damagundem reserve for base station being probed
Serish Nanisetti struct structures only in 100 Special Correspondent
‘We’re in touch with PMO, have received positive indications’ Hyderabad acres. The rest will be used KANNUR
The Telangana government as a buffer. They are plan- The Payyannur police in-
Special Correspondent venience to attend the is set to hand over 2,900 ning to lay a new road to vestigating the death of In-
Thiruvananthapuram function.” acres (1,174 hectares) of the reach Pudur village. Pilgrims dian Naval Academy cadet
The Kerala government feels The Chief Minister said Damagundem Reserve visiting the Ramalingesh- Gudeppa Sooraj — who fell
it would be appropriate to his government had cordial Forest to the Indian Navy for wara temple will be allowed from a building on the
have Prime Minister Naren- relations with the Centre, building an Extremely Low day-time access,” said an- academy campus at Ezhim-
dra Modi inaugurate the Ko- notwithstanding the irrit- Frequency (ELF) base station other official. ala — have included
chi Metro Rail project, Chief ants created by the NDA gov- about 60 km from Hydera- charges of abetment of sui-
Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has ernment’s political stand on bad. The State will be left Access to temple cide. This was done on the
said. various issues and the Prime with 300 acres which will “During Ugadi, there is a big basis of information found
Addressing the media Minister’s refusal to meet an also be fenced and ringed jatara here. The forest area is in a note recovered from
here on Saturday to an- all-party delegation from the with road by the Navy. taken over by people who him in the hospital.
nounce the first anniversary State. “The first stage clearance come from far off villages. The police said the note
celebrations of the LDF gov- has been given and Navy offi- We don’t know what will mentioned the names of
ernment, he said it was a Pinarayi Vijayan Inclusive development cials have deposited ₹133 Concerns remain: The Damagundem Reserve Forest in happen once the Navy takes two cadets. The cadet had
question of propriety to in- Pointing out that communal crore and another ₹12 lakh Telangana hosts a variety of fauna. SERISH NANISETTI * over,” said Ramachandriah alleged that he had been fa-
vite the Prime Minister to in- ister’s date for the inaugura- polarisation and marginal- for fencing markers. The who takes care of the cing harassment from
augurate the project, which tion. isation of the underpriv- forest will become better forest land to the Navy, will will be only the second coun- temple. them since he rejoined the
was implemented as a joint “We are in touch with the ileged communities posed a with more protection as the be given once all the require- try to use ELF for communic- Lubna Sarwath of Save INA in January, following
venture between the Union Prime Minister’s Office and threat to the country, Mr. Vi- whole area will be fenced ments are met,” he said. ation purposes after Russia. Our Urban Lakes said: “The the order of the Armed
and the State government. have received positive indic- jayan said the LDF govern- and a road laid around it,” The Naval facility sought The other Indian Naval facil- Vikarabad ridge is part of the Forces Tribunal, Regional
ations on a convenient date. ment would try to create an said P.K. Jha, Principal Chief to be built is an ELF (3 to 30 ity is at INS Kattabomman catchment area in Musi. Branch, Chennai, revoking
Cordial relations We need to look for other alternative strategy based on Conservator of Forests. “The hertz) base station which will which became operational in Once this forest is affected, his dismissal from the
The State, Mr. Vijayan said, options only if we receive in- peace and inclusive second stage clearance, final be used as a communication 2014. “Naval officials have in- Hyderabad and its surround- academy in 2015 alleging
had asked for the Prime Min- formation about his incon- development. before handing over the hub for submarines. India formed us that they will con- ing areas will suffer.” exam malpractice.

Ofensive FB ‘No’ to pre-primary ‘Too early

post: 1 held Battling the blaze
to speak on
in Utnoor English classes in 2019 tie-ups’
Special Correspondent
Dakshina Kannada Staff Reporter
The Utnoor police in Raghava M. schools by Chairman of Kan- Union Minister for Housing
Adilabad district on Sat- MANGALURU nada Development Author- and Urban Poverty Allevi-
urday arrested Gollapalli Khairunnissa, a parent and ity S.G. Siddaramaiah. ation M. Venkaiah Naidu
Ravinder, 32, for allegedly president of the School De- Mr. D’Mello has issued has said that it was too
spreading communal velopment and Monitoring the order for immediate early to talk about a BJP-
hatred through a Facebook Committee (SDMC) of the closure of these classes, TDP alliance in the 2019
post. The police are on the Government Higher since they cannot be al- elections.
lookout for three locals Primary School in Kasba lowed in government Addressing the media
who commented on the Bengre is at her wits end. schools as per the State’s here on Saturday, Mr.
post. The comments are al- Deputy Director of Public policy. He had directed the Naidu said the present alli-
leged to be equally offend- Instruction Walter D’Mello Block Education Officers to ance would continue. He,
ing. has directed immediate submit a report of compli- however, refused to com-
closure of English-medium ance of his order by May 20. ment on whether the alli-
Studio raided classes of LKG, UKG and ance would remain intact
According to police, Class 1 of her school and 18 19 schools impacted for the 2019 elections.
Ravinder downloaded the other government schools This order will impact 19 “The BJP and the TDP
post in question from a so- in Dakshina Kannada government schools where are working together well.
cial messaging platform district. the SDMC members and so- Our expansion in A.P.
and posted it on Facebook The order passed on May cial organisations, who have should not be an objection-
on Friday afternoon. The 17, just 12 days before the adopted the school under able thing as it is natural
police got wind of it and start of the new academic the Namma Shaale scheme, for political parties to grow
raided the digital studio year, has put at stake the fu- had started English-medium on their own. It’s very pre-
owned by Ravinder and ture of nearly 300 students, classes. mature to draw conclu-
seized his mobile phone. who studied in English-me- Prakash Anchan, presid- sions at this stage,” he said.
Utnoor was rocked by vi- dium last year, she says. ent of Durga Friends Club His comments assume
olence about a fortnight This follows objection to that has adopted the Gov- significance in the back-
ago. The reason was an of- opening English-medium ernment School in Dad- drop of the widening gap
fending post on social mes- Under control: A ire-ighting team on the job at the Bhagiradha Chemicals & Industries Limited in Cheruvukomapalem on the classes in the pre-primary dalkadu in Bantwal, calls between the parties in A.P.
saging platform. outskirts of Ongole, Andhra Pradesh, early on Saturday. One person was injured in the accident. KOMMURI SRINIVAS * section in some government this decision “arbitrary”. and Telangana.

97-year-old woman to An ambitious project to light up people’s lives
participate in yoga meet Oicials in Kerala fan out to remote corners to take electricity to every household in the State
S.R. Praveen eer Kuttappan Kani, a mem- border and at least 10% of
Nanammal has been practising discipline since she was 10 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
Narayanan Kani flicked on
ber of the Kani tribe, who is
the constituency’s coordin-
households there are electri-
fied. By those standards, Ker-
Rajulapudi Srinivas been practising yoga from the single switch hanging by ator for the Kerala govern- ala had achieved total elec-
VIJAYAWADA the age of 10, is teaching the side of a pole, which ment’s Total Electrification trification long ago. But now
V. Nanammal, probably the yoga to many students and holds up his hut. A point of project. “Do you know why we are working in a much
oldest woman yoga in- leading a healthy life. white light, slightly bigger we have come?” he asks. more micro-level, to ensure
structor in India, will parti- than the tip of a ball-point Narayanan Kani smiles and that every household in the
cipate in the International Will teach asanas pen, came alive. This is the says – “Yes. Current (power). State is electrified. Most of
Yoga Celebrations, being or- The 97-year-old is likely to only electricity that he and Hope it comes soon.” these houses have had solar
ganised by the S.K.S.D. deliver a lecture and teach his wife Maathi Kanikkarathi Similar teams have fanned panels for more than a dec-
Group of Educational Insti- some ‘asanas’ during the have experienced within across across the remote ade, but no steady power
tutions at Tanuku in West celebrations, said S.K.S.D. their hut till now, thanks to a corners of the State in search supply,” says Mohammed
Godavari. Mahila Kalasala UG and PG solar panel that they re- of houses with no electricity. Kasim, executive engineer.
The week-long celebra- administrative officer M. ceived from the government They are all working towards The process to achieve
tions will be conducted V. Nanammal Rajendra Prasad and vice- 15 years ago. A revolution: A worker installs a power connection at realisation of a dream, which this dream was set in motion
from June 15 to 21, coincid- principal Naga Push- Situated in the tribal set- Edamalakudi, the only tribal village panchayat in Kerala, in the no other State has yet as soon as the Left Demo-
ing with the International and explain its benefits to pavathi. Another yoga ex- tlement of Pattampara, deep Munnar forest range in Idukki. THULASI KAKKAT * achieved — to take electricity cratic Front (LDF) took
Yoga Day, on the sprawling the people. Experts will pert, Jyothsnavi, who can inside the Agasthyarkoodam to every single household in charge last year. Governor P.
S.K.S.D. College grounds, give health tips and share perform 1,600 ‘asanas’ in forest ranges near and they warn us. This is lived here for centuries,” he the State, however remote Sasthasivam, in his address
said the institution’s their experiences,” said an hour, will also attend. Thiruvananthapuram, why all the houses in these says. they may be. to the Assembly on June 24,
founder correspondent and S.K.S.D. Degree College Jyothsnavi, a native of Nel- Narayanan’s hut, the only hills have a lot of dogs. This It is a cloudy morning, had declared that the gov-
secretary Chitturi Subba Principal P. Aruna. lore, completed SSC re- one in half-a-kilometre ra- small light too does not work early in May. A group of offi- No steady power ernment is committed to
Rao. Nonagenarian Nanam- cently. She has participated dius, is frequented by ele- sometimes. We are used to cials from the Kerala State “As per the Central govern- providing power for all, at af-
“The theme of the pro- mal, resident of Coimbatore in many international yoga phants and other occupants living in the dark. But, we do Electricity Board (KSEB) are ment’s norms, a village is fordable cost and that all
gramme is to promote yoga in Tamil Nadu, who has events. of the wild. “The dogs can not want to move elsewhere at his doorstep. Among them considered fully electrified if households in the State will
smell them from far away as all our ancestors have is Assistant Executive Engin- power reaches the village’s be electrified by 2017.

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017


Varanasi pips Lucknow in Swachh stakes Four dead as car runs
over workers in Bengal
Despite a lower population density, State capital performs badly in water and air pollution: CAG
Omar Rashid 6.22 mg/l to 5.09 mg/l, it in- According to the CAG, the Said to be driven by former MLA’s son
LUCKNOW creased in the Gomti from vehicular population of Luc-
Varanasi is less polluted than 7.9 mg/l to 12.96 mg/l. On know at 16.76 lakh units was Staff Reporter idulla Chowdhury in the car
Cong. rubbishes BJP’s Lucknow despite having a the other hand, the dis- more than double that of Kolkata during the incident. He lost
charges against Scindia much higher population solved oxygen (DO) level in Varanasi, leading to greater Four persons were killed control and allegedly
GWALIOR density, according to latest the Ganga in Varanasi in- levels of pollutants. The CAG and six severely injured ploughed into nine people
Congress on Saturday studies. creased from 7. 14 mg/l to also described the Uttar Pra- when the son of a former who were loading paddy
dismissed the allegation that Varanasi scored favour- 7.40 mg/l it decreased in the desh Pollution Control Communist Party of India- into a tractor nearby. Mr.
its senior leader Jyotiraditya ably over Lucknow on para- Gomti in Lucknow from 3.1 Board’s efforts to check air Marxist (CPI-M) MLA from Saied was later detained by
Scindia is “renting out” meters of air pollution, wa- mg/l to 0.88 mg/l. pollution as “inadequate.” East Bardhaman district al- police for interrogation.
erstwhile properties of the ter pollution and municipal “The main reason for im- Lucknow also generates legedly ran over them in an “While two of them died
Scindia family in Gwalior, solid waste, the Comptroller provement in water quality more municipal solid waste accident late on Friday on the spot, two more suc-
which now house various and Auditor General of India [in Varanasi] was closure of than Varanasi. The total night. cumbed to their injuries at
public institutions. The has noted in its latest report 181 grossly polluting indus- waste generation in Varanasi The incident took place the Burdwan Medical Col-
allegation by BJP vice (March 31, 2016). The report tries along the Ganga,” the was 928.84 MT/day against when Hamidulla Chow- lege and Hospital,” said a
president Prabhat Jha was was tabled in the Uttar Pra- CAG notes. which only 600 MT /day is dhury, the son of former senior police official of
“foolish talk”, Congress desh Assembly on Thursday being treated in treatment CPI-M MLA from Monteswar Monteswar Police Station.
leaders Pradymna Singh and factored in studies con- Dirty air plants. Chaudhuri Mohd. Mr. Hi- However, police is yet to as-
Tomar, Rambaran Singh ducted between 2011 and Lucknow also fares badly in In Lucknow, the total mu- dayatullah, was trying to certain whether Hamidulla
Gurjar, Sunil Sharma, Pankaj 2015 by the Uttar Pradesh Dirty & ilthy: While the water quality of the Ganga has parameters of air pollution. nicipal solid waste was 1670 trying to flee from some per- Chowdhury was driving dur-
Chaturvedi and others told Pollution Control Board and improved, that of the Gomti has deteriorated. RAJEEV BHATT * The annual average of PM10 MT/day against which a sons whose motorcycle he ing the incident. Police have
reporters here. PTI the U.P. Jal Nigam. (particulate matter) levels in treatment plant of 1300 MT/ had rammed into at Kusum- not been able to trace Ham-
The audit report noticed while the figure for Lucknow of the Ganga in Varanasi de- the State capital capital was day is still under trial. The gram village in Kalna sub di- idulla Chowdhury yet.
Khattar to continue as that the water pollution in 1,816. creased from 48,000 163.91 mcg/cum to 191.36 total sewage generation of vision. No one has been ar- Last month, a renowned
Haryana CM: Shah river Ganga near Varanasi mpn/100 ml in 2011 to mcg/cum during 2011-15. Varanasi, 404 mld, was also rested in the case so far. Kolkata-based model and
CHANDIGARH and air pollution in Varanasi Quality improves 44,000 in 2015, the coli form In comparison, the PM10 lower than that in Lucknow, “Mr. Hamidulla was television show host Sonika
Putting to rest the ongoing during the period 2011-2015 Further, while the water content in the Gomti shot up level yearly average in 675 mld. drunk at the time of the in- Chauhan died in a road acci-
speculations regarding was less than that of the river quality of the Ganga in from 1,02, 666 mpn/100 ml Varanasi was 125.55 mcg/ The CAG also observed cident. In a bid to flee from dent in south Kolkata, while
change in the state Gomti in Lucknow. As per Varanasi improved, that of in 2011 to 1,36, 667 in 2015. cum to 147.90 mcg/cum. It that the water quality of ma- people who were chasing a Bengali film actor Vikram
leadership, BJP president the 2011 Census, Varanasi the Gomti in Lucknow is de- While the BOD (Biochem- was, however, way above the jor rivers and six water bod- him, he was driving at a Chateerjee, who was accom-
Amit Shah on Saturday said has a population density of teriorating, the report says. ical Oxygen Demand) level in prescribed level of 60 ies in the State was below the high speed,” said Mr. Md. panying her, got seriously
that Haryana Chief Minister 2,395 persons per square km The total coli form content the Ganga decreased from mcg/cum. prescribed standard. Saied, who was with Ham- injured.
Manohar Lal Khattar will
continue in office. When
specifically asked to comment
on the speculations that Mr.
Khattar is likely to be
Search on for missing Jaypee, home buyers Himachal villagers oppose
changed in coming days, in
the wake of reports on
“dissident” activities by at
national hero, brother meet ends in chaos move to term homes ‘illegal’
least 16 MLAs, Shah said, Police suspect they’ve been abducted Projects delayed by up to seven years
“there is no change”. PTI
Indo-Asian News Service Investigating officer Govt had recently merged some villages to civic bodies
Purnima Devi Barman Jalgaon Vandana Sonawane said a Noida
group spokesperson said.
wins Green Oscar The police in Maharashtra special team has been set up Housing projects of the Kanwar Yogendra had opposed the “forced apply to them and they have
GUWAHATI have launched a search for a and police stations in the The Jaypee group said they realty major have been SHIMLA urbanisation with no facilit- been told to submit maps of
Assam’s renowned National Bravery Award win- city and surrounding areas had called a meeting of delayed by up to seven Residents of villages adjoin- ies and negligible their homes, most of which
environmentalist Purnima ner, who is suspected to have been told to be on the home buyers to resolve dif- years. Most of the buyers ing various towns in Hi- infrastructure”. were constructed about 30
Devi Barman has won the have been kidnapped along lookout for the boys. “We ferences over delivery of had booked flats in 2007-08 machal Pradesh are up in “It’s like we have been to 35 years ago.
prestigious Whitley Awards, with his brother from their have published appeals to flats. But during the meet- and Jaypee had promised arms against a recent State pushed into college right Jan Kalyan Samiti general
also known as the Green home here, the police said the public in the media, put ing, the home buyers got delivery by 2011-12. government decision sud- after primary school,” the secretary Govind Chitranta
Oscars, for her efforts in on Saturday. up posters with photos of agitated and created a denly terming their homes villagers said, following their said the Shimla Municipal
conserving greater adjutant Nilesh Bhil, 12, received both the boys at public ruckus. Completion schedule “illegal and unauthorised”. merger in the municipal Corporation has allegedly
storks. “I am happy that our the National Bravery Award places, markets, bus and The group had last month The Himachal Pradesh corporations. threatened to stop providing
work has been recognised. It in January 2016 from Prime railway stations and our po- Traffic movement shared details of the com- government recently They added that villages water and electricity con-
was only made possible with Minister Narendra Modi for licemen are fanning out to “We had called a meeting pletion schedule with home merged a number of villages should first come under a nections if they don’t submit
the cooperation from saving a village boy from track them.” with home buyers on Sat- buyers. But a majority of the into various municipal cor- nagar panchayat, followed their house maps. The cor-
everyone. ,” Barman said from drowning in a water tank. Sundarbai and her hus- urday. The meeting began at buyers were not satisfied porations and committees by a notified area commit- poration has also asked for
London. Ms. Barman had He went missing on Tuesday band Revaram, both of 3 pm but some of them got with the assurances given by for availing benefits under tee, then into a municipal structural stability certific-
received the award on May 18 night and his brother Gan- whom work as labourers, annoyed and created chaos. Jaypee. Jaypee Infratech had various Central and overseas committee and finally under ates from government-au-
from Princess Royal Anne, pat disappeared two days last saw their sons together They blocked traffic move- promised 35,000 flats in schemes. This was allegedly a municipal corporation. All thorised engineers for all
who is the patron of the later, according to their when they came back home ment on the Noida-Greater Wish Town and Jaypee done against the wishes of rules prevalent in the muni- types of old constructions,
Whitley Fund for Nature. PTI mother Sundarbai. from work on Tuesday. Noida expressway,” a Jaypee Aman on the expressway. the village residents, who cipal corporations suddenly which is ridiculous, he said.

Malware hits 2 more Army defuses large

Beating the heat
Odisha health centres cache of grenades
State cautions computer users Indo-Asian News Service found the grenades buried
Agartala near their school. They in-
Staff Reporter cessed,” said Bijayananda The 151 grenades recovered formed their elders, who im-
BHUBANESWAR Nayak, senior manager, by the police last week in mediately alerted the police.
WannaCry ransomeware Odisha Sickle Cell Project. Gaurnagar in northern Local villagers said the
virus attack continues to be “Apprehending that files Tripura have been defused grenades might have been
reported from Odisha with could be encrypted due to by experts from the Army, buried during the
two government medical in- WannaCry ransomeware the police said on Saturday. Bangladesh Liberation War
stitutions and one indi- virus attack, we have in- “Experts from Army’s divi- in 1971. Historian Bikach
vidual informing their com- formed local police for fur- sional headquarters at Chowdhury said Tripura had
puter systems being hacked ther investigation and Masimpur [near Silchar in six to seven camps in four
on Saturday. higher officials have been southern Assam] came on sectors from where the
The cyber attack was re- communicated,” Mr. Nayak Friday and defused the gren- Bangladeshi freedom fighters
ported from sickle cell unit said. ades,” northern Tripura’s fought Pakistani forces.
of the VSS Medical College Unokoti district police chief “Over 16,00,000 Banglade-
Hospital in Sambalpur dis- No ransom demand Ajit Pratap Singh said. shis had taken shelter in
trict where one computer According to sickle cell unit He said students had Tripura alone,” he said.
used for administrative officials, computer screen
work went blank. Patient showed files had been cor-
care has, however, not been rupted and could not open.
affected. The word ‘wncry’ in place
“Some of the file could of extension of files made
not be opened on May 16. authorities certain that it
Apprehending that it could was WannaCry ransome-
be due to the virus, we tried ware virus attack. There
an anti-virus software, but was, however, no commu-
failed. Next day, (May 17), nication for ransom de-
we contacted Quick Heal mand. Similar virus attack
company, an anti-virus soft- was reported from a govern-
ware provider. Some files ment-run hospital at
could be retrieved while Kesinga in Kalahandi A quick shower: A monkey leaps into a pond to escape the scorching heat in Allahabad. On Saturday, the city recorded a
many could not be ac- district. temperature of 43 degrees Celsius. AFP *

Exodus of Nandrauli’s Muslims on Tension in
Aligarh, Hapur
The community was attacked after an inter-faith couple eloped earlier this month after clashes
Mohammad Ali Ansar Ali, in his late forties Staff Reporter
Nandrauli whose house was not attacked, MEERUT
Twenty-five-year-old Arif Ali is told The Hindu that “Muslims Aligarh and Hapur were tense
unable to come to terms with had lived in peace and there after communal clashes in-
the fact that people he has had not been a single com- volving stone pelting and firing
spent his whole life with, burnt munal clash in the village. But followed a minor clash over the
down his house and all his this elopement and also the repair of a local mosque snow-
possessions. patronage of the local BJP MLA balled into major communal
Along with many other Raju Yadav, to the angry Yadavs confrontation. Security had to
Muslim houses in the small has something to do with the be substantially beefed up in
hamlet of Nandrauli in Sambhal attack,” he alleged. But the the old parts of Aligarh with a
district of Uttar Pradesh, Mr MLA rejected the allegation and large deployment of a Rapid
Ali’s house was attacked by a instead said he had tried to ap- Action Force. The clash was
mob of from the Yadav com- peal Muslims not to leave. started when a shopkeeper
munity after a Muslim youth The Muslims of Mandrauli from one community objected
and a Yadav girl eloped on May mainly belong to two of the to repair work in the damaged
10. lower classes — Faqeers who minaret. The clash was pre-
“It is understandable that Brewing tension: Arif Ali, a construction worker, showing the used to be traditional beggars ceded by rumour that the
one would get angry in a village remains of his bike that was set aire by rioting mobs. MOHAMMAD ALI *
and Telis, who are in the busi- mosque would be demolished
when a recently married girl, ness of producing flour and after local Bharatiya Janata
who was about to leave for her fear still stalks the Muslims in who have been deployed in the cooking oil. Party (BJP) leaders arrived on
in-laws place, elopes with a this small village where they are village. “The fact that a Faqeer boy the spot. As the crowd swelled,
man of another religion. But an extreme minority. The num- “All of us are planning to eloped with a Yadav girl roused police had to resort to force to
why would you attack, loot and ber has dwindled further as a leave because there can be her family to fury. It was a dif- control law and order.
burn houses of people who had majority of them fled after the more attacks. The Yadavs are ferent matter that the boy and In Hapur, 11 people were in-
nothing to do with the elope- May 11 attack. Mr. Ali said out of extremely angry as 14 of them the girl were neighbours and jured in stone-pelting between
ment?” wonders Mr. Ali, a daily 50 Muslims households, only have been arrested on charges both their families knew about two communities in the Da-
wage labourer. around 10-15 were staying due of rioting, looting and arson,” the ongoing affair,” added An- hana Dewli village over repairs
A week after the incident to pressure from the police, he added. sar. to a religious structure .

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017

Our case in ICJ strong: Pak. BJP attacks UPA
M.P. to devise
Happiness Index
Sartaj says court has not ordered consular access to India on the issue of Jadhav
MUBASHIR ZAIDI on the legal team represent- “Had Mr. Jadhav not been
over Pak. lawyer
KARACAHI ing Pakistan, Mr. Aziz said arrested, he would have
“We all know happiness so find joy in taking up a sport, Pakistan on Saturday in- the country would further spread more destruction and He was hired for Enron case in 2004
well. That be so, how can for July to shake an “alpa sisted that the International strengthen its legal team and terrorism in Pakistan,” the
you call it abstract? That viram” or a vacation. Court of Justice (ICJ), in its that it would go forward into Minister said. Special Correspondent
which cannot be clearly un- This calendar has been ruling, has not ordered it to the case with full prepara- Mr. Nisar pointed out that NEW DELHI
derstood or analysed by distributed to all MLAs in give consular access to India tion. it was India, not Pakistan, The BJP attacked the Con-
mind can be abstract. Hap- the State and Union minis- on the issue of Kulbhushan “India’s view that it has which had approached the gress for hiring Khawar
piness is what we all want ters in Delhi. Jadhav. won this case is only tempor- ICJ and added they would Qureshi, who represented
all the time. The govern- Adviser to Prime Minister ary because our position will deal with Mr. Jadhav under Pakistan in the Kulbhushan
ment works for the happi- Inner well-being on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz only strengthen on the mat- Pakistani law. Jadhav case at the Interna-
ness and welfare of the “Incidentally do you think a told newsmen that Pakistan’s ter of jurisdiction and tional Court of Justice on
people,” the Chief Minister rich man is always happier? case in the ICJ was very Sartaj Aziz merit,” he told reporters. A-G gets brief Monday, to argue the Dab-
said. Obviously No .This means strong regarding merits and Meanwhile, Interior Min- Pakistani Attorney-General hol case in 2004, when the
“You take a look at our that working for material jurisdiction. der discussion,” he claimed. ister Chaudhry Nisar said in Ashtar Ausaf Ali would now United Progressive Alliance
Anand Calendar. For each progress is not enough. The “The ICJ has only asked Mr. Aziz reiterated that Peshawar that Mr. Jadhav represent the country at the was in power. Kulbhushan Jadhav
month there is a task, for ex- skill of achieving inner well Pakistan to keep a stay on Mr. Jadhav was in fact an of- was convicted by a Pakistani ICJ, a media report said on The BJP accused the Con-
ample for May, the task is to being has also to be impar- Mr. Jadhav’s execution until ficer in the Indian Navy, who court after it was established Saturday. gress of being “Pakistan’s the past few years, we have
feel thankful for all the ted. This is the reason why it arrives at a decision and it had also admitted to carry- that he was a terrorist, spy Earlier, Khawar Qureshi voice” on various issues, in- seen several incidents of the
things that you have, make a every government should has not decided on consular ing out espionage activities and RAW agent, who was in- represented Pakistan. It is cluding the surgical strikes Congress speaking in sup-
list of your possessions, be also directly involve itself in access and only intimated in Pakistan. volved in terror activities in not known if Mr. Qureshi will by the Army last year. The port of Pakistan. It was
grateful that you have these providing citizens tools of that the matter will come un- Responding to questions Pakistan. remain in the team. previous UPA government speaking in Pakistan’s voice
things in your life,” he said. joyful living,” Mr. Chouhan had hired the Pakistani-ori- on the surgical strikes as
For June, the task is to added. gin senior lawyer based in well,” Mr. Rao said.
Harish Salve, who was the
Water warriors
Panel to hold EVM Seeks explanation
BJP spokesperson G.V.L.
Narsimha Rao said the Con-
lead counsel for India at the
ICJ this week, he said it was
surprising that the UPA gov-

hackathon on June 3 gress needed to explain why
its government hired Mr.
Qureshi in the “very sensit-
ernment could not find an
Indian lawyer to represent
the country in such a sensit-
They can, however, press hours will be allotted to ive” Enron case. ive case.
any combination of keys or each participant. The Congress-led UPA
using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or In- government had changed ‘Pak. supporters’
ternet-based devices. Request in writing the legal team representing Mr. Rao named Congress
However, if a political party India in the arbitration case leaders Salman Khurshid
Challenges for parties desires to avail of more against the U.S. firm over and Mani Shankar Aiyar as
The first challenge before time, the request can be the controversial Dabhol instances of Congress lead-
the parties is to prove the al- made in writing to the Com- power project, the BJP ers allegedly speaking in
legation that the EVMs used mission, which will decide leader said. support of Pakistan.
during the five Assembly the issue on merits and de- “What was the compul- The ICJ at The Hague this
polls were tampered with in mands of reasonability, said sion that the UPA govern- week stayed the execution
favour of a particular can- the Chief Election Commis- ment hired Qureshi? Over of Mr. Jadhav.
didate or party, by altering sioner.
the results stored in the The challenger will be
EVMs after the polls.
“The claimants will have
to alter the results in the
deemed to have failed if the
EVM becomes non-func-
tional after the tampering
Maldives gets Navy
control units used during
these polls, in exactly the
same scenario as the EVMs
attempt, the results dis-
played on the control units
remain the same as already
help to track lost craft
remain within the technical declared by the Election Press Trust of India ation for the missing Mal-
and administrative safe- Commission, if the chal- New Delhi divian Landing Craft Maria
guards of ECI after the poll,” lenger violates any pre- The Navy has sent a ship 3, Navy spokesperson Capt
said Dr. Zaidi. scribed guideline; or the and an aircraft to help the D.K. Sharma said.
The second challenge is challenger withdraws. Maldives locate a landing The landing craft was
to establish that the EVMs In the second challenge, craft which went missing travelling from K. Thu-
used in the elections were the challenger will fail if the two days ago. lusdhoo, an island in the
tampered with before or manually recorded votes re- The Navy sent INS Kirch atoll, to L Gan, another is-
during the polling day. main the same as that of the At home in the sea: Naval personnel display their rescue skills during the annual joint humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and a Dornier aircraft for land. The craft had six per-
A challenge slot of four “tampered” machine. exercise conducted by the Western Naval Command at Karwar in Karnataka. ATISH POMBURFEKAR * the search-and-rescue oper- sons on board.

Indian EVMs far superior: EC Dhinakaran refuses Police still
CEC Nasim Zaidi reiterates tamper-proof features of standalone machines
Special Correspondent testing from a particular con- which checks if any changes
to give voice sample for Karnan
Special correspondent
New Delhi stituency and what will be have been made. CHENNAI
Seeking to dispel the doubts the sequence of candidates Reacting to assertions of Co-accused Sukesh has also refused police request Even 10 days after the Su-
about Electronic Voting Ma- on the ballot unit. Therefore, some political parties on sev- preme Court sentenced
chine (EVM) security, the they cannot manipulate eral countries having Special Correspondent permission of the court to Calcutta High Court judge
Election Commission on Sat- EVMs in a pre-determined stopped using EVMs, Dr. New Delhi take the consent of Mr. Dh- Justice C.S. Karnan to six
urday reiterated that the manner…,” he said. Zaidi said the machines used AIADMK (Amma) deputy inakaran and Mr. months jail in a contempt
device being a standalone in Netherlands, Ireland and general secretary T.T.V. Dh- Chandrashekar to take their case, the West Bengal po-
machine could not be Results cannot be altered Germany were privately inakaran on Saturday re- voice samples to match lice have not made any
hacked and that it was far su- The results cannot be altered manufactured and had no in- fused to give his consent to them with those contained progress in tracing him.
perior to those manufac- even by activating any mali- dependent certification sys- the Delhi Police to take his in a CD recovered during the A Constitution Bench
tured abroad. cious software as the chip tem. voice sample in the Election investigation. headed by Chief Justice of
Indian manufacturers used is only one-time pro- The voting data in Nether- Commission bribery case. The AIADMK (Amma) India J.S. Khehar handed
have supplied EVMs to Nami- An EVM before the challenge grammable. lands was transferred using A Special court here on leader had earlier chal- Justice Karnan a punish-
bia, Nepal and Bhutan. Sev- in Delhi. SHANKER CHAKRAVARTY
* The control unit activates CDs, unlike the EC-EVMs Thursday had allowed the lenged the maintainability of ment of six months’ simple
eral other countries, includ- the ballot unit for only one where it is stored internally Delhi police plea to obtain the police’s plea. imprisonment after hold-
ing Australia, Russia, wireless signalling. He also key press at a time; any addi- and never transferred. Also, the consent of Dhinakaran Counsel for Mr. Dh- ing him guilty of contempt
Afghanistan, Nigeria and ruled out any manipulation tional key pressed is not these countries lacked end- for taking his voice sample. inakaran argued that there of court.
Bulgaria, have also shown in- at the manufacturing stage sensed and this makes it im- to-end administrative, secur- Mr. Dhinakaran denied the T.T.V. Dhinakaran was no provision in the The Bench ordered the
terest in the product, the EC due to very stringent secur- possible to send signals by ity and legal frameworks. consent before Metropolitan Cr.PC which permitted the West Bengal DGP to ex-
said. ity protocol on software se- pressing a sequence of keys There was no audit feature Magistrate Abhilash the voice sample. The Spe- investigating officer to move ecute the sentence imme-
At a press conference, curity. or secret codes. in their EVMs, he added. Malhotra. cial Judge later sent Dh- an application in the court diately and take the judge
Chief Election Commis- “The machines have been Dr. Zaidi said due to di- In the United States, the inakaran to the Metropolitan during the pendency of the into custody. On May 9,
sioner Nasim Zaidi said the manufactured in different gital signatures of manufac- direct recording machines Produced before judge Magistrate to record his investigation to obtain voice Justice Karnan spoke to re-
EC’s machines — manufac- years starting from 1989. turers on the components, are used in 27 states, among Earlier, the accused was pro- statement on the police’s sample of an accused. The porters in Chennai and
tured by two public sector After manufacturing, EVMs they cannot be changed which paper audit trails are duced before Special Judge plea. Mr. Dhinakaran’s co- court could not entertain that was his last public ap-
undertakings, Bharat Elec- are sent by the EC to States without getting noticed. used in 15 states. Poonam Chaudhry on a pro- accused Sukesh the police’s plea as it could pearance. Justice Karnan’s
tronic Limited and Electron- and districts. The manufac- The new model intro- In India, the EC will duction warrant issued on Chandrashekhar has already not interfere in the course of legal adviser W. Peter
ics Corporation of India — do turers are in no position to duced in 2013 has additional henceforth use paper-audit Friday on a request by the refused to give his voice investigation, Mr. Dh- Ramesh Kumar claimed
not have any frequency re- know several years ahead features like tamper detec- trails in all the elections, Dr. Crime Branch of the Delhi sample to the probe agency. inakaran’s counsel further that the judge was very
ceiver or data decoder for which candidate will be con- tion and self diagnostics, Zaidi said. police to take his consent for The police had sought submitted. much in Tamil Nadu.

bid foiled Hurriyat suspends Nayeem BJD to launch ‘Ama Gaon,
in J&K
National Front leader describes video on Pakistani funding as ‘fake, doctored’
Peerzada Ashiq media in Srinagar and de-
Ama Vikas’ programme
Nowgam SRINAGAR scribed the sting operation
At least two terrorists were The Hurriyat, led by Syed as “fake and doctored”. “My Naveen says party functionaries will be involved in initiative
gunned down while trying Ali Geelani, on Saturday sus- statement has been used in
to infiltrate into Jammu pended the membership of bits and pieces. I demand Special Correspondent
and Kashmir’s Nowgam National Front chief Nayeem the entire video should be BHUBANESWAR
sector on Saturday. Khan after his name made public. It is a bid to de- The ruling Biju Janata Dal
During the gunbattle, emerged in a sting opera- fame our struggle,” said Mr. will launch the Ama Gaon,
two soldiers also lost their tion by a Delhi-based TV Khan, whose party is a key Ama Vikas (our village, our
lives. The operation is still channel allegedly admitting constituent of the Hurriyat. development) programme
under way. to the funding of street starting from July 1, Odisha
“#JKOps Two terrorists protests by Pakistan. Restrictions in Srinagar Chief Minister and party
attempting infiltration in “Though Mr. Khan has The authorities on Saturday president Naveen Patnaik
Naogam Sect, Kashmir raised questions over the Nayeem Khan Syed Ali Geelani foiled the scheduled com- said here on Saturday.
eliminated. Two soldiers veracity of the video, the memoration programmes to Addressing Ministers,
martyred in ongoing op membership will remain protests in Kashmir as combat the military might of be chaired by Hurriyat chair- Members of Parliament, le-
@adgpi,” Indian Army’s suspended in both parts of “spontaneous”, Mr. Geelani India and mostly we raise all man Mirwaiz Umar Farooq gislators and party function-
Northern Command Kashmir until the clarifica- said, “Sensational stories funds from local sources to on his father Mirwaiz Moulvi aries on the eve of comple- Reaching out: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on the eve of
tweeted. This comes a day tion of all related issues about money transactions pursue our movement,” he Farooq’s death anniversary. tion of three years of his completion of three years of his party’s fourth term in power,
after Defence Minister come to fore. It is my moral are baseless. It is a deliberate added in a statement. The Mirwaiz said he was party’s fourth term in power in Bhubaneswar on Saturday. BISWARANJAN ROUT

Arun Jaitley met senior duty and I am obliged as a attempt to mislead the inter- Earlier, the police disal- placed under house arrest in the State, Mr. Patnaik said
commanders and troops at supreme head to fulfil as- national community. No lowed a meeting of the Hur- and large parts of Srinagar all party functionaries the youth and involve them- 2000, Mr. Patnaik thanked
a forward post along the signed duties,” Mr. Geelani, doubt Pakistan is a prime riyat to deliberate on the is- was brought to a standstill by would be involved in the selves in the development the people for strengthening
Line of Control, where he 86, said. party to the issue and sup- sues arising in the wake of “heavy security restric- Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas pro- process. the BJD. Senior leaders of
reviewed the security situ- However, he accused tele- ports us on political and the sting operation. Sources tions”. gramme to reach out to the the party addressed the
ation. He had said that the vision channels of being moral grounds. India cannot said there was growing pres- Chief Minister Mehbooba people. Thanks for support gathering and stressed the
armed forces were pre- “biased” and serving as implicate the indigenous sure within and outside the Mufti paid rich tributes to The Chief Minster said Highlighting the achieve- need for strengthening the
pared to deal with the mil- “mouthpieces of fanatical movement,” Mr. Geelani Hurriyat to take action the late Mirwaiz and Abdul youth volunteers, to be ments of his government in party organisation to face
itants coming from across forces”. said. against Mr. Khan. Gani Lone, whose death an- known as Biju Sathi, would various fields since his party the opposition parties boldly
the Valley. Describing the street “We need resources to Mr. Khan addressed the niversary too falls on May 21. be engaged to reach out to came to power in March in elections.

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017


Cong. caused Five of six accused in Babri Tejas fare
higher than
J&K strife: Shah Masjid case granted bail Shatabdi’s
Press Trust of India
New Delhi
Says current unrest will be controlled The base fare of Tejas
Yechury, Karat attend Relief comes after they surrendered in a special CBI court in Lucknow trains will be 20% more
key party meet in Tripura Special Correspondent than those of the Shatabdi
CHANDIGARH ANI/IANS ordered that two separate Express service. The first
A crucial two-day State Even as the policy-planning LUCKNOW cases in Lucknow and Rae- Tejas Express will be
committee meeting of the group constituted by the Five of the six persons ac- bareli against Mr. Advani, Dr. flagged off from Mumbai to
CP(M) kicked off on Saturday Congress over the ongoing cused in the Babri Masjid de- Joshi and Ms. Bharti and un- Goa on Monday by Railway
in Agartala, with key CPI(M) turmoil in Jammu and Kash- molition case surrendered in known ‘kar sevaks’ shall be Minister Suresh Prabhu.
leaders, including general mir held its maiden meet- a special CBI court here on brought together in one trial. Unlike on Shatabdi Ex-
secretary Sitaram Yechury ing, the Bharatiya Janata Saturday. They were sub- The Supreme Court also press, on-board catering is
and his predecessor Prakash Party president Amit Shah sequently released on bail. directed the trial court in an option. If a passenger
Karat, leading the dicussion. said here on Saturday that Amid tight security in the Lucknow to commence the opt for it, catering charge
This was the second visit of the cause of the “Kashmir Amit Shah. *
AKHILESH KUMAR ICMRT building in Indir- proceedings in four weeks will be added to the fare.
Mr. Yechury in a week to the problem” was the Congress. anagar, where the court pro- and hear the matter on a The super-fast sur-
northeastern State. “Since 1989, there have bigger than in the last elec- ceedings are taking place, day-to-day basis so as to charge, reservation fee and
been phases of disturbances tion [2014] ... BJP has given a former MP Ram Vilas Ved- complete the hearing in two catering charges will be
Manipur ‘Suspension of in Kashmir, which is not corruption-free government anti, Vishwa Hindu Parishad years. levied separately, a railway
Operations’ a failure: CM new and such situations during the past three years,” leaders Champat Rai, The apex court also said ministry official said. The
IMPHAL have been controlled as Mr. Shah said, adding that Baikunth Lal Sharma, Ma- there would be no ‘de novo’ executive class fare
Manipur Chief Minister N. well. I am sure the current the party had been able to hant Nritya Gopal Das and (fresh) trial. between Mumbai and Goa
Biren Singh here on Saturday situation will be under con- rescue the country from the Dharmdas Maharaj reached has been fixed at ₹2,540
described the Suspension of trol very soon,” Mr. Shah clutches of dynastic politics, there to surrender. Order to CBI without food and ₹2,940
Operations (SoO) in the said at a “meet-the-press” casteism and the politics of The court had issued sum- The CBI has been ordered to with food. The chair car
State, another name for programme. appeasement. mons to them. ensure that at least one pro- fare is ₹1,850 with food and
ceasefire, as a total failure. Reacting to the Congress Satish Pradhan of the Shiv secution witness appears in ₹1,220 without food. The
Mr. Singh said he had met meeting, Mr. Shah said, Analysing defeat Sena however did not ap- the trial court for recording Shatabdi fare in executive
Home Minister Rajnath Singh “Congress is the chief cause On the party’s defeat in the pear and is likely to sur- of testimony. class is ₹2,390 and ₹1,185 in
recently. "There is no proper behind Kashmir problem recent Punjab Assembly render next week. To ensure a speedy trial, chair car.
surrender policy to look after and its character has been polls, Mr. Shah said, “We are the Supreme Court has given
the former insurgents,” the exposed in public at several internally analysing the Next hearing two important directions — Better facilities
CM said. occasions.” reasons for the defeat.” He The accused were granted first, no party shall be gran- Since the train is equipped
added that the alliance with bail after signing a surety ted adjournments without with better facilities, the
Governor calls for Countrywide tour the Shiromani Akali Dal bond worth ₹20,000. The the sessions judge being sat- fare will be slightly higher
connectivity in Manipur Mr. Shah, who visited (SAD) “'continues as of next hearing will be held on isfied of the reasons for it; than normal mail and ex-
IMPHAL Chandigarh as part of a 95- now”. May 22. second, the trial judge hear- press service, Mr. Prabhu
Manipur Governor Najma day countrywide tour to Mr. Shah dismissed re- The court was hearing a ing the case shall not be said while inspecting the
Heptulla on Saturday strengthen the party ahead ports that any of the Punjab case against the accused al- transferred till the judgment Tejas coaches here on
underlined the need to of the 2019 Lok Sabha elec- MLAs from the Aam Aadmi leged to have been involved is delivered. Friday.
improve the State’s tions, inaugurated the ren- Party (AAP) were in touch in the demolition of the The Supreme Court also Equipped with CCTV
connectivity for the all-round ovated party office. He said with the BJP. Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in Bailed out: Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, one of the accused, said that its order should be cameras besides smoke
economic development. the people of the country In a meeting with party 1992. leaves the court in Lucknow on Saturday. RAJEEV BHATT
followed in letter and in and fire detection system,
Admitting that Manipur is have full faith in Prime Min- cadre, Mr. Shah said, “Work- The development comes a spirit. the 19-coach train will have
economically backward, she ister Narendra Modi’s ers act as a spine for any week after the Supreme vani, Murli Manohar Joshi, tar Pradesh in 1992, enjoys If the parties involved felt bio-vacuum toilets and
said tourism had a great role policies and the BJP would party and it is with the help Court allowed the CBI’s ap- Uma Bharti and Rajasthan constitutional immunity as that the top court’s order GPS-based passenger in-
to play. She disclosed that emerge victorious in 2019. party workers that the BJP peal in the Babri Masjid de- Governor Kalyan Singh, the Rajasthan Governor, and was not being followed prop- formation display system.
she was in touch with the “We [the BJP] will win the has emerged as the biggest molition case and restored among others. can be tried only after he erly, then they would be hav- Each seat will have a LED
Centre to have direct flights 2019 Parliament elections single largest party with criminal conspiracy charges However, Mr. Singh, who leaves office. ing the liberty to approach screen with a touch control
to Imphal from big cities. and the victory would be over 11 crore members.” against BJP leaders L.K. Ad- was the Chief Minister of Ut- The Supreme Court the Supreme Court. system.

Private irms eye key defence role

On the draw Surendra
Policy aims to set up strategic partnerships with qualiied industry majors
Special Correspondent facture of high-tech defence dustrial eco-system in the turing know-how to set up
NEW DELHI equipment in India,” the country via the involvement domestic manufacturing in-
The government move to Ministry of Defence said in a of both the major Indian cor- frastructure and supply
provide private sector a big- statement. porates as well as the MSME chains”.
ger role in defence manufac- sector,” the statement said.
turing has taken a firm step Four platforms The policy aims to estab- Self-reliance
towards fruition, with the Under the Strategic Partner- lishment of “long-term stra- The MOD said the policy will
Defence Acquisition Council ship plan, the DAC has ap- tegic partnerships with qual- give a boost to the ‘Make in
on Saturday approving the proved four platforms in ified Indian industry majors India policy in the defence
broad contours of it. which the private sector will through a transparent and sector and “set Indian in-
The DAC, chaired by De- play a key role in the first competitive process wherein dustry on the path to acquir-
fence Minister Arun Jaitley, stage: fighter aircraft, sub- the Indian industry partners ing cutting-edge capabilities
on Saturday approved the marines, armoured vehicles would tie up with global which will contribute to the
“broad contours of a policy and helicopters. OEMs (original equipment building of self-reliance in
aimed at engaging the “The policy is aimed at manufacturer) to see techno- the vital sector of national
private sector in the manu- developing the defence in- logy transfers and manufac- security requirements.”

Rijiju for
Slain Maldivian blogger’s GPDRR
Mexico meet
father demands justice Indo-Asian News Service
Urges India to pressure Maldives to ind killers of Yameen India is participating in the
five day Global Platform for
Kallol Bhattacherjee the Islamists want to Disaster Risk Reduction
NEW DELHI change that and impose (GPDRR) summit being
The father of a prominent their rules,” he said asking held in Mexico from
Maldivian blogger who was for greater awareness of the Tuesday.
murdered last month has situation in the archipelago An Indian delegation led
asked for India’s help for se- nation. by Minister of State for
curing justice for his son. Home Kiren Rijiju left for
Hussein Rasheed alleged Not convinced the summit on Saturday.
in a chat with The Hindu Following the murder, the The summit, held at
that his son Yameen Government of Maldives Mexico’s Cancun between
Rasheed was murdered by has arrested seven persons, May 22 and 26, is expected
gangsters who probably but Mr. Hussein Rasheed is to be attended by over
were employed by Islamists Hussein Rasheed, the father not convinced and is seek- 5,000 delegates compris-
in the Maldives. of Yameen Rasheed. ing an international invest- ing heads of state, minis-
“The gangsters did not *
V. SUDERSHAN igation. To that extent, he ters, CEOs, disaster ex-
have any enmity with my will formally appeal to the perts, volunteers,
son. They probably got a Nasheed, urged the Govern- Government of India next academia, and representat-
contract to kill Yameen ment of India to put pres- week. He is also planning to ives from the science and
from those who had been sure on the Maldives gov- move the Human Rights technology sectors.
threatening him for years,” ernment to find the killers Council of the U.N. in
said the father, who held of Yameen. Geneva. First opportunity
the Maldivian government “What we have gone The GPDRR is a global
responsible for failing to Studied in India through is very painful and forum for strategic advice,
provide security to his son. Yameen studied in India we want the world to wake coordination, partnership
Yameen, a 29-year-old IT and returned to the Mal- up and help people like us development and review of
professional, worked in his dives in 2010 to work in the who are being persecuted progress in the implement-
office in Male late into the IT and telecom sector, but for political beliefs,” he ation of the Sendai Frame-
night on April 23. But as he also formed a group of blog- said, showing the photo- work for Disaster Risk Re-
entered his housing com- gers who wrote about hu- graph of his son’s body that duction 2015-2030, which
plex, he was stabbed mul- man rights, plurality and he was shown on the morn- was adopted at the Third
tiple times near the lift and tolerance. The blogs were ing of April 23 by the police UN World Conference on
was left to die even as his not liked by the Islamists in Male. Disaster Risk Reduction
mother and brother waited who regard the bloggers as Mr. Hussein Rasheed has held in March 2015 in
for him upstairs. infidels, said Mr. Hussein already appealed to the Sendai, Japan.
Mr. Hussein Rasheed, Rasheed. “The Maldives is a United States and visited The summit will mark
who is associated with the 100% Muslim society, but Colombo to meet western the first opportunity since
Maldivian Democratic Party we are a very tolerant coun- envoys. He will fly to 2015 to review global pro-
(MDP) of exiled former try and do not accept or- Geneva in the first week of gress in the implementa-
President Mohamed thodoxy of any kind. But June. tion of SFDRR, a Home
Ministry statement said.



SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017

On May 6, the Kerala government rein- for a few days. On May 2, Mr. Senkumar Vijayan government defended the trans- tration. In that case, the Supreme Court process, the highest court appears to
Pp q
Q stated T.P. Senkumar as Director-Gen-
eral of Police, capping the officer’s year-
filed a contempt of court petition
against the State government for delay-
fer of Mr. Senkumar, citing dissatisfac-
tion among the public about the effi-
decreed a minimum two-year of tenure
for officers to insulate them from ex-
have underlined its oft-quoted observa-
tion: “A police officer is not a servant of
long struggle for justice. On May 30 last ing his reinstatement. On the day the ciency of the police force following the traneous influence in the line of duty. anyone, save of the law itself.”
year, Mr. Senkumar, watching the news Supreme Court was to hear the petition, Puttingal fireworks tragedy in Kollam. The court also circumscribed the polit-

T.P. Senkumar, on television, heard that he had been
ousted from office by the new Pinarayi
Vijayan government. The official com-
the government passed an order to rein-
state Mr. Senkumar. Chief Secretary Na-
lini Netto, whom Mr. Senkumar had ac-
However, the court noted that these is-
sues had “suddenly resurfaced” more
than a month after the incidents, after
ical executive’s power to effect transfers
at whim.
In Mr. Senkumar’s case, the court
What’s in store?
Mr. Senkumar’s stand-off with a power-
ful section of the political executive ap-

Kerala DGP, munication reached him hours later.
The “perfunctoriness of the illegal act”
hardened Mr. Senkumar's resolve to
cused in court of orchestrating his
ouster, was forced to tender an uncon-
ditional apology in the Supreme Court
the LDF took office. The court ob-
served: “This might perhaps be a coin-
cidence, but it might also be politically
used the same principle it had ex-
pounded in the Prakash Singh case. The
court has once more set a ratio de-
pears far from over. For one, the gov-
ernment recently disapproved of his
nomination to the Kerala Administrative

courting battle it out in court.

How did he proceed?
to escape from being held in contempt
for the delay in reinstating him. The
court decree is a political setback to the

What does the order mean?
cidendi, a yardstick based on the
rule of law, to guide courts
weighing cases of arbitrary
Tribunal, which has been constituted
on the lines of the CAT, and there are
signs of continued friction between him
justice The 1982-batch IPS officer first went to
the Central Administrative Tribunal,
government, but a moral victory for Mr.
The impact of Mr. Senkumar’s
ground-breaking legal battle will
Importantly, the order
and the government.
Mr. Senkumar told The Hindu that he
where he lost the case. He then moved be far-reaching for governments has given extra protection is unperturbed. Prominent lawyers
the Kerala High Court, which also rejec- Why were relations bitter? and law enforcement agencies. In to State police chiefs. In Dushyant Dave, Harris Beeran and
ted his petition. This prompted him to The senior IPS officer’s relations with the 2006 Prakash Singh case, the paragraph 76 of its ver- Prashant Bhushan had taken up his case
move the Supreme Court in February. the LDF government were not cordial Supreme Court guaran- dict, the court in the Supreme Court for free as “a
On April 24, the Supreme Court ordered after he led the investigation into the teed officers, from State states that a cause.” Their help was a testimony to
his reinstatement, saying the Left sensational T.P. Chandrasekharan police chiefs to Sta- Chief Secret- his character, probity and record. Mr.
Democratic Front government had ac- murder case, in which CPI(M) workers tion House Officers ary can be Senkumar is set to retire on June 30. His
ted “unfairly” and “arbitrarily.” were allegedly involved. (SHOs), a meas- removed im- retirement plans include a project to
On going through the record, the ure of inde- promptu help underprivileged children strive for
What was the reaction? two-member Bench of the Supreme pendence but not the the civil services.
Even after the Supreme Court’s order, Court found that there was no material from the State police
the State government dragged its feet adverse to Mr. Senkumar. The Pinarayi adminis- chief. In the G. ANAND

form buyers, sellers and intermediaries began moves to make this unregulated always a leap of faith, more so if the de- process. This law is more focussed.
q engaged in the sector. It covers commer-
cial and residential real estate proper-
sector conform to certain guidelines in
an equitable manner.
veloper happened to be a non-govern-
mental player. That scenario has
But it must be noted that the RERA is
a model Act and each State will need to
ties, bought or sold with the construc- Developers will now have to provide changed substantially over the last few notify its own Act separately as land is a
tion covering at least 500 sq m or eight project details, timelines and the layout decades with a younger age profile of a concurrent subject. Many States are yet

The lowdown apartments.
Most important, it brings the entire
real estate sector within a regulatory en-
plan (which under the current dispensa-
tion is rarely shared with the home-
buyer). They will need to deposit 70% of
house-buyer. Not only that, the young is
more discerning, more demanding and
has money at his disposal. It is no longer
to do so. Till then in most States, pro-
moters will be regulated by the Pro-
moters Registration Act, which man-

on the vironment, defining the liabilities and
liberties of a developer and providing
an effective grievance redress mechan-
the money raised from buyers in an es-
crow account.
There is provision for revoking regis-
an issue of a roof-over-his-head or a
matter of roti, kapda aur makan (food,
clothing and shelter).
dates registration by promoters.
However, there is little scope of con-
sumer protection here. Every State will

Real Estate ism to the buyer.
Under this, property developers will
have to register their projects. Agents
tration and imposition of penalties. A
big relief that RERA will bring is in re-
spect of advertisements of projects. The
This law will empower the consumer
while boosting the credibility of de-
velopers. It is widely felt that the Act
have to notify the Act, set up a regulator
and launch an awareness campaign to
empower the consumer. Indications are
Regulation Act What is it The Real Estate (Regula-
too will have to register themselves with
the regulatory authority.
promotional material will have to carry
details of the projects registration as
will shift housing demand at least in the
immediate term towards the organised
that many States would want to frame
their own Act and rules therein. This
tion and Development) Act or RERA is a also the website of the regulator. players, better-equipped as they are to would be a time-consuming affair, put-
law that seeks to regulate and standard- How did it It was necessary to fulfil various stipulations. Most such ting the entire matter in a limbo.
ise the real estate sector, where the come about bring the real estate Why does it The Act has been de- players have welcomed the Act, saying Furthermore, in States where the Act
need for uniform guidelines and trans- sector under a regulat- matter scribed by the Centre as that it will bridge the trust deficit. has been put in place, developers need
parency has been felt for long. ory framework as it had got a bad name an attempt at cleaning to begin logging in their project (old and
After its passage in Parliament in due to the lapses of a few. Moreover, the up the real estate sector, ushering in What next Essentially, the Act existing) by July 1. The Appellate
March 2016, it received the presidential house-buyer did not really have any ef- transparency, accountability and fair- marks the first step in Tribunal for the developers to appeal
nod on March 25, 2016. The RERA came fective forum to address his complaints, play among stakeholders. regulating a sector. Until now, con- against any regulatory order also needs
into force on May 1, 2017, a year after on either construction, quality, delays Until recently, investment in a house, sumers were protected by a State’s con- to be in place by then.
the government notified it. in delivery or frauds. often with one’s life’s savings, came sumer protection measures, where get-
The Act will bring on a common plat- To address these issues, the Centre around post retirement. It was almost ting justice was a long and arduous INDRANI DUTTA


Why is India staying away? could push smaller countries on the couldn’t either join the project or even if sovereignty alone was the issue, China
q * Four years after it announced to the
world that it was planning a mega pro-
road into a crushing debt cycle, destroy
the ecology and disrupt local com-
attend the forum with the B&RI map
showing Gilgit Baltistan in Pakistan as
could work around it as it had during
the China-Pakistan border dispute of
ject to revive the old Silk route for trad- munities; and China’s agenda was un- part of a ‘China-Pakistan Economic 1963, in which they agreed that all nego-
ing, with a corridor for infrastructure, clear, with the implied accusation that Corridor.’ tiations were subject to re-negotiation

did India trade, energy and telecommunications,
China brought together leaders and offi-
cials of 130 countries, 68 of which they
this was more about enhancing its polit-
ical influence, not just its physical net-
Did China try to talk?
* India claims that China has not only
after the “settlement of the Kashmir dis-
pute.” China also pointed out that India
is a co-founder of the Asian Infrastruc-

boycott China’s claimed had already signed on to the
Belt and Road Initiative (B&RI) project.
Several participant countries sent their
All of India’s neighbours, with the ex-
ception of Bhutan, have entered the
B&RI, and India’s concerns have been
been insensitive to its sovereignty, but
has never fully explained its plan for the
Belt and Road (formerly called One Belt
ture Investment Bank, which will sup-
port many B&RI projects, and also re-
mains committed to the Bangladesh,

road summit heads of state, others like Japan and the
U.S., who aren’t part of the initiative,
sent senior officials, but India sent no
heightened by the growing presence of
China in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
and the Maldives.
One Road) initiative. China’s reply has
been that none of the other countries in
the project has complained about lack
China, India, Myanmar economic cor-
ridor, which connects to the B&RI. But
it was possibly too late by then, and In-
one, not even a local embassy official to of transparency. Chinese and Indian of- dia’s decision was made.
take notes. Directives were also issued What is the main objection? those concerns felt, beginning with ficials have spoken about the project a
by the Ministry of External Affairs that * India’s main objection is on the prin- Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to few times, but India remains uncon- What now?
anyone from think-tanks, business ciple that the B&RI includes projects in China just weeks after and External Af- vinced. * At the Shanghai Cooperation Organ-
chambers, and other Ministries would the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor fairs Minister Sushma Swaraj raising the In May, about 10 days before the isation (SCO) next month, Mr. Modi will
have to take clearance if they were trav- (CPEC) that are located in the Pakistan- issue at the UN General Assembly that forum, China’s Ambassador to India meet President Xi Jinping, as India offi-
elling for the B&RI Forum. occupied Kashmir’s Gilgit Baltistan, in- year. However, India didn’t explicitly Luo Zhaohui gave a speech at a military cially becomes a member of the group-
Just hours before the forum was due cluding the Diamer Bhasha Dam, 180- say it would not join the B&RI, leaving think-tank with a four-point initiative to ing. It remains to be seen whether the
to open in Beijing, the MEA issued a MW hydel power projects, and more ex- room for speculation that there was improve tense ties between India and SCO, which also officially endorses the
comprehensive statement on its objec- pressways and economic zones along place for talks on the issue, if the China, including a suggestion that China B&RI, or Mr. Xi himself are able to allay
tions to the B&RI, which were three- the Karakoram Highway built in the Chinese were willing to discuss altern- was open to renaming the CPEC if that India’s fears over the project.
fold: the corridor includes projects in 1970s. Ever since the announcement of ate routing. If not, India made it clear would resolve India’s B&RI problem.
land belonging to India; the projects the CPEC in April 2015, India has made during talks in February 2017 that it Foreign Minister Wang Yi also said that SUHASINI HAIDAR


Lights out: The oicial poster of the 70th
Pp q
Q Cannes ilm festival in France shows
Italian actress Claudia Cardinale swinging
her skirt. Taken on a rooftop in Rome in
1959, the poster courted controversy,

with organisers being accused of air-
brushing the original picture. Director of
the Cannes ilm festival Thierry Fremaux
told AFP that the poster had been "very

May 2017 well received", and Ms. Cardinale herself,
now 78, said in a statement that she was
delighted with the choice. "It's the image
I myself have of the festival, of an event
that illuminates everything around."
The actress featured in Frederico Fellini's
8 1/2. Other controversies have dogged
Cannes this year, with Spanish director
Pedro Almodovar and American actor
Will Smith, two jury members of the
Palme d'Or, clashing publicly over
whether two ilms of streaming service
Netlix should be allowed to be
screened at the festival. They were
joined by actress Jessica Chastain at a
press conference before the festival
began on May 17 that will go on till
May 28. REUTERS *


memorandum of understanding with quisition. Around 2,700 acres was ac- The government must respect the un-
Pp q
Q the State to set up a 12 million tonne per
annum steel plant along the coast near
quired by 2013.
But before the entire land could be
animous resolution passed by over
2,000 people at a gram sabha held in
Paradip at a cost of ₹51,000 crore. It was handed over to the company, the Mines October 2012 that the land used for
billed as India’s largest-ever FDI ven- and Minerals (Development and Regula- betel cultivation was under the rights
ture. Over the next 12 years, POSCO — tion) Act was amended. This made the provided to the gram sabha under the

In Odisha, and the State government — faced huge
public protests. People living in the
coastal gram panchayats of Nuagaon,
steelmaker’s application for
Khandadhar iron ore mines in the State
ineligible. The new law stated that a
Forest Rights Act, 2006, says Mr.
Claims on the forestland filed by a

fresh row Gadakujang and Dhinkia in Jag-
atsinghpur district, where the steel mill
was planned to be set up, did not want
company had to take the auction route
to get raw material. POSCO informed
the Odisha government in March that it
large number of families are still
pending for disposal.
Many families who “accepted” com-

brewing over to part with the forestland they had
been holding for over 100 years for
betel cultivation and fishing.
was no longer keen on the project.

Why follow Singur?
pensation for demolition of their betel
vines too have joined hands with those
who had been opposing land acquisi-
POSCO land The South Korean steel major, POSCO,
The State government, however, was
keen on acquiring the land since the 4,004 acres for a 12 MTPA steel plant to
While the State government has started
considering proposals from other com-
tion all these years. Nearly 100 betel
vines have already been rebuilt by the
may have pulled out of Odisha, but pub- project would boost development and be built in three phases to 2,700 acres panies, including JSW Steel, which villagers on the acquired land.
lic resistance is building afresh over the create jobs. The villagers clashed with for an 8 MTPA plant in two phases. wants to set up a 10 MTPA steel plant, The State government wants to limit
land it has surrendered. In March, PO- the police, who ventured into the area Dhinkia was excluded from the project the villagers have joined hands again, the damage to its image because of POS-
SCO finally let the State government to acquire land. area. demanding that the land be returned to CO’s exit by handing over the land to an-
know that it is giving up stake on land it Land acquisition was carried out in them. other company. It has started the pro-
had acquired as it was unable to start How did the situation change? phases amid violent clashes between “Odisha must follow the Supreme cess for constructing a boundary wall
work on a proposed steel plant. As the POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti pro and anti-POSCO protesters. At least Court’s ruling on the Singur issue that around the acquired land, amid a fresh
(PPSS) launched the protests, with four villagers were killed. Thousands of the land of farmers bought for the Tata tussle with the villagers.
What happened? Dhinkia village as the epicentre, POSCO trees were felled and hundreds of betel Nano plant be returned to them,” says
On June 22, 2005, POSCO signed a decreased its land requirement from vineyards were destroyed for land ac- PPSS spokesperson Prashant Paikray. PRAFULLA DAS

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017


Transportation of tongues with territory
You can tell which ‘phoren’ country a desi has been to, based on his English ‘taan’
lish you employ. If you’re from the lish like a Bong, ya? You’re a Gujju, no?,” tion as on this side of the fence. term NRI living in France whose vocab-
south but living in the north, or vice and “Yuck! That’s not Hindi you’re That period in Rajasthan was just the ulary and sentence construction has be-
versa, you will likely have an even more speaking, that’s Bihari!” The hegemony first one away from the home base of fa- come Frenchified, though mercifully
interesting mix of languages. Each lan- of a certain Punjabi-Delhi Hindi, which miliar Calcutta accents. Soon, I would not his English accent (‘the transporta-
guage you speak also influences the oth- also enveloped the English accent, be introduced to other accent families tions of that thought are abominable’).
ers that you possess. Likewise, the ac- meant that I had to relearn the two lan- in parts of the world that were further Arriving in London recently, I found
cents and stresses of the different guages that I had taken for granted. away, ones which would further com- myself answering the immigration of-
languages into which you’ve been If people laughed at my accent, I too plicate the push and pull of language in ficer’s questions with one ear tuned to
thrown also criss-cross over your laughed at theirs. Wherefore, my expul- my head. the next couple of desks. At one, an of-

Ruchir joshi tongue. sion, one day, from English literature ficer of South Asian descent was speak-
is a writer, ilmmaker and columnist class, where Shakespeare was being Change in tone ing in clear Charotari Gujarati to an old,
A quadrilingual’s quandary taught to us by a large bear of a mona- The reason I remembered all this was shifty looking couple from Ahmedabad:
Accents are a funny business. If you are For instance, I grew up in Calcutta in Sardar who we shall call Mr. B. You have because of another phenomenon I no- “Sir, you haven’t answered even one of
an Indian, an urban, ‘middle-class’ In- the 1960s, in a Gujarati family of a cer- to imagine a hot day in April, and Mr. tice when I travel between India and the my questions truthfully till now,” she
dian, then chances are that you are at tain cultural background. So, my Gujar- B’s English accent and tone as the ones West. Just as you can often tell where a said firmly. “How can I believe this is
least bilingual, if not tri- or quadrilin- ati is very different from the language universally deployed by Punjabi milit- desi is from, depending on how he your daughter you are coming to live
gual. In the north, or the east-north- one hears, say, from the current Gujar- ary officers above Colonel rank on both speaks his English, you can also tell with?”
west axis, you would speak your own ati political leaders. The first immersion sides of the India-Pakistan border: “So! where in the phoren a desi has been At another desk was a Bengali gent
language — Marathi, Gujarati, Odia or in Hindi was via Bihari working-class books and comics by British and Amer- Rommyo says to Julyutt! Ai-luvv-yu! And based on his English taan. You’ll have who had developed the faux-sub Brit
Bengali — plus Hindi; or you would people in the street outside. Then there ican authors, the one I heard in my Julyutt, she says where-fore are you someone who speaks perfect, advanced consonants already described. “Aux-
speak your own dialect of Hindi-Hindus- were the Bengalis and all the different head — was very different from my Rommyo!?! And Rommyo says — you! ‘Indian, neutral’ English; but the mo- phurd! Yess, I am going to Auxphurd!”
tani, plus a certain kind of mainstream sorts of Bangla, which varied according spoken English, which I used to com- You boy, there! Why are you lauffing, ment he lands in London, his accent Each time, I could hear him doing a
‘Hindi’. If you’re ‘peninsular’, meaning to class and region, but came to me as municate to parents, teachers and hain? Bloody geddout of my class! Three will change just so, acquiring a sub, or strikethrough of the classic Bong ‘Ox-
of the south, then chances are you one surrounding mass of vowels and friends. It was only when I shifted to a days PD!” Along with the Punishment faux, British burr on the consonants, phawrd’. As I eavesdropped, I
speak or understand at least two of the consonants. English was always a dis- boarding school in Rajasthan, in the Drill, the gift I received that day is what I (that’s ‘thherible’ they’ll say, instead of wondered what redactions and addi-
big southern Indian tongues or have tant, prickly fourth language till a 1970s (the time also matters, as we call my Punj-Briggdear-sahab accent; I our desi hard ‘tteribull’) or, landing in tions someone else would hear in my
some grasp of one that’s not your switch flicked around the age of eight know people speak differently down the have run versions of this past Pakistanis New York, his mouth will get a mollus- voice as I explained the reasons for my
mother tongue. All this is of course not and it leapfrogged up the hierarchy. ages), that I realised my ‘regionality’. familiar with their military people and cing of the north American ‘rr’s visit to the officer with the sonorous Ja-
including whichever kind of Indian Eng- But, even then, my reading English — of “Oy Joshi, idiot! Why do you speak Eng- got back the same guffaws of recogni- (‘howaarrryuh?’). I even know a long- maican-London accent.

As important as the three ‘R’s All eyes on Tehran
Digital literacy needs to start at the grassroots, at the primary-school level Rouhani’s re-election could set up the most consequential phase in post-1979 Iran
from the Internet and insert them into
PowerPoint slides or web pages. Digital
literacy would focus on helping stu-
dents choose appropriate images, re-
cognise copyright licensing, and cite
or get permissions, in addition to re-
minding students to use alternative
text for images to support those with Mini Kapoor
visual disabilities.” is Ideas Editor, The Hindu
R. Srinivasan
is the Editor of The Hindu Business Line Skilled vs. literate “By now it will probably bore you to
A digitally-skilled person will be able to hear that there is no such thing as a
The media has been full of stories on create an email account, open it and boring presidential election in Iran.
the massive ransomware attack which even reply to mails. A digitally-literate But I submit that this is true,” Laura
hit lakhs of computers worldwide last individual, on the other hand, would Secor writes in her stirring 2016 book,
week. India was one of the worst-af- probably realise that “the former se- Children of Paradise: The Struggle for
fected countries, with nearly 10% of curity aide to a Nigerian princess offer- the Soul of Iran. Given the ease, in

impacted computers located within ing a million dollar inheritance” is not hindsight, with which Hassan Rouhani
our borders. In the aftermath, digital for real, and would, hopefully, refrain won re-election on Saturday as Presid-

security companies have gone into hy- from opening the file attached to that ent, it may appear that we finally have
per-drive, advocating better cyberse- mail. an exception to her assertion. Rouhani
curity measures, while other informed So, digital skilling is all well and took 57% of the vote, to his nearest op-
commentators have also justifiably good, particularly if a large section of ponent, Ebrahim Raisi’s 38.5%, thus power and decision-making rest. It is media and of the old, revolutionary
raised concerns about the state of se- the population is still playing catch-up averting the need for a run-off. unclear how much of a role Khamenei strategies of making a coordinated din
curity in our government networks. with the digital world. But what we This was so obviously Rouhani’s may himself play in the near future to from their rooftops at an appointed
Reams have been written about national Telecommunication Union really need is a nation of digital liter- election to lose, that it would have identify, if not groom, a successor. It’s hour or gathering, flash mob-like, on
what one needs to do to prevent the (ITU), nearly 35% of the population ates, people who will be able to not needed a spectacular mistake on his interesting that Raisi has often been key dates on the Persian calendar.
recurrence of such a massive attack. has access to the Internet. Either way, only access the Internet but use it in a campaign’s part, or an intervention of mentioned as a possible contender; Mousavi is still under house arrest,
While having firewalls and security that puts the total number at just shy discerning manner. the sort effected in 2009 to deny Mir and so has been Rouhani. but he endorsed Rouhani. More spec-
protocols and better antivirus and anti- of half a billion, which makes us one of It is not enough to give crash Hossein Mousavi the presidency, for But more than the identity of the tacularly, in a sign that the moderate
malware programmes have all been the world’s largest digital populations. courses on the basics of using a smart- him to be denied continuance in office. next Supreme Leader, Rouhani’s vote is shot through with the spirit of
mentioned — and rightly so — most cy- This is staggeringly impressive, till phone or a computing device; or to Rouhani is too experienced a hand, second term as President (electoral the Green Movement, campaign rallies
bersecurity experts have also admitted you realise that most of these people train small shopkeepers on how to use and the Supreme Leader a lot more rules forbid more than two consecutive in Rouhani’s support would break into
that any system, no matter how soph- are also digital newbies. They may a Point-of-Sale (PoS) machine, or ac- cautious about provoking protests than terms in office) will be watched for the chants of “Ya Hossein, Mir Hossein.” In-
isticated its defences, is only as secure have a smartphone, they may even cept payments from digital wallets. We Iran’s “deep state” was eight years ago, transformations — whether he suc- deed, it is evident that even as Rouhani
as its least security-conscious user. In have Internet access, but once they are need to create aware and empowered so everything went as per expectation ceeds, and equally, is allowed to suc- succeeded in ending Iran’s isolation
other words, there is no point in hav- actually on the World Wide Web, they digital citizens. For that to happen, we — without the edginess usually associ- ceed, in bringing about greater ease in with the 2015 nuclear deal with, among
ing a weapons-grade password pro- are lost. According to a Deloitte-As- have to start right from the grassroots. ated with Iranian elections, such as Iranian public and personal lives. The other global powers, the United States,
tocol if some user is simply going to socham study, ‘Digital India – unlock- And start early. Basic literacy needs to when the reformist Mohammad personal is political everywhere, but in he did not necessarily have similar suc-
write it on a post-it and stick it behind ing the trillion dollar opportunity’, In- be redefined to include digital literacy, Khatami won the vote in 1997 and Iran very prominently so. And as Secor, cess, or power, in easing repression at
her keyboard, or share it on the phone dia has one of the world’s largest which means it has to start right from 2001, or when the populist Mahmoud who also reported extensively for The home. To take one example, in 2015, a
with some random stranger claiming populations of digital illiterates. Only the beginning, from the primary Ahmadinejad defeated the grand old New Yorker, profiles resistance in Iran, court order prohibited the media from
to be calling from tech support. 10% of the population is digitally liter- school. It has to be as fundamental as man of Iranian politics, Akbar Hashemi from its feisty bloggers to prisoners of publishing even images of Khatami. It’s
ate, having the skills needed to take ad- the three ‘R’s of basic schooling — read- Rafsanjani, in 2005 or when he in fact conscience such as Akbar Ganji, she anyone’s guess whether Rouhani will
User behaviour, the key vantage of digital access. ing, writing and arithmetic. went on to reportedly steal the vote in zeroes in on two qualities that define — bring more moral weight to the reform-
User behaviour, then, holds the key. If The government is, of course, aware The good news is that governments 2009. Yet, for all its predictability and and interlink in — the lives of its cit- ist agenda, and win more of the estab-
you are unaware of the risks involved of this. We even have a National Digital — at the State level at least — are wak- lack of drama, the 2017 election could izens: anxiety and civic spirit. lishment over to the liberal end of the
in going online — concerning topics Literacy Mission, tasked with making ing up to this reality. Curricula are be- be far more crucial than those in the Could it be, for instance, on Rouh- political spectrum.
like privacy and security of finances — six crore households digitally literate ing slowly changed as Internet penet- past. ani’s watch as a second-term President But as Secor writes, in a point that
and have no clue on how to tell genu- in three years, a target the mission ration increases, and the Bharat Net that Iran will come to terms with the explains why Iranian politics is so fas-
ine entities apart from the pranksters, claims to have achieved ahead of time programme drags optic fibre to every Supreme Leader’s shoes ghosts of the 2009 Green Movement? cinating, “One of the delicious para-
fraudsters and predators who popu- post demonetisation, gram panchayat in the country. For one, speculation is growing about Green was the colour of the campaign doxes of the Islamic Republic is its
late the Web in teeming hordes, no se- The reality is, the government, and But the pace is glacial. Given the who may succeed Ayatollah Ali Khame- of the reformist Mousavi — green was seemingly endless capacity to produce
curity programme can really prevent all the giant corporates involved in speed of change in the digital world, nei as Supreme Leader, the most the colour of resistance when the In- internal opposition to its own authorit-
you from getting burned. this, are confusing digital skills with di- the only way for us to not get hope- powerful position in the Islamic Repub- terior Ministry called the election in arianism.” Or as Michael Axworthy
Which brings me to the real gital literacy. As Professor Maha Bali of lessly left behind is to ensure that no lic. In the time since he took over from Ahmadinejad’s favour, giving him more noted so grandly in Revolutionary Iran:
takeaway from the WannaCry attack — American University, Cairo, pointed one gets left behind. We can do it — Ruhollah Khomeini in 1989, Khamenei than 60% of the vote, when, as Secor A History of the Islamic Republic: “A vis-
the need for digital literacy in India. out in an article, ‘Knowing the differ- after all, we managed a green revolu- has presided over a deepening web of reminds us, “the polls had barely iting Martian wanting to see the full
We have made giant strides in digital ence between digital skills and digital tion and banished food insecurity security, political and electoral ar- closed”. The streets of Iran erupted range of human activity, good and bad,
access. A third of all mobile phone literacy, and teaching both’: “Teaching from a nation of nearly a billion. A sil- rangements, so that it is difficult for with protests, and not just in the posh, to understand mankind, could well
users in India used (or owned) a smart- digital skills would include showing icon revolution would be much easier even the most avid among Iran watch- liberal confines of north Tehran, as Ira- look at Iran as a kind of exploratory
phone in 2016. According to the Inter- students how to download images to achieve. ers to precisely locate where exactly nians harnessed the potential of social course.”

A history of histories
The past is not one singular thing, but an interpretation that has a history of its own
— from which emerged the European Indian authors writing for the interna- that straddled race, geography, religions,
mind’s impressions, justifications and ul- tional press today — that he who could much as Europeans described them-
timately the raison d’être of the colonial tell a more exciting story about India selves: an assemblage of complementary
project — was also born the self-know- could earn himself not just royalties and identities.
ledge of many Indians about themselves sinecures, but also a seat amidst power. By the 18th century, a circulating print
which informs our social intuitions to These stories aside, the real challenge economy actively showcased India via
this day. for European epistemology was subtler: art, painting, and anthropological curios-
Keerthik Sasidharan how to map an Indian experience onto ities that were often reinterpretations of

is a writer and is on Twitter @ksl729 India of the European imagination European vocabulary. This mapping ex- an earlier generation of European experi-
The key marker of this era was the pro- ercise itself, as Subrahmanyam shows, ences. As the European political con-
Before 1498, when Vasco da Gama made duction of knowledge regarding that evolves. Thus, for example, we have early quest expanded, we begin to intuit the
landfall on the beaches near Kozhikode, primordial question of social anthropo- European travellers struggling to contex- early stirrings of racialist theories of 19th
India was a bestiary of impossible truths logy which often animated European dis- tualise the vivid diversity of religious century colonialism. Perhaps unsurpris-
to the European mind. Women with cussions for centuries: what is India? Not practices that they observe in opposition ingly, Europeans begin to venerate a con-
beards, gold-eating ants, and mythical just an India which is a quadrilateral to recognisably homogenous “Moorish” structed Indian past, marked by great
Christian kings were supposedly to be patch of geography ensconced between (Muslim) rituals. For a century or more, glory (however, a grandeur only compar-
found in India. After the 1770s, when the the shadows of the Himalayas and surf of non-Muslims of India were classified as able to Rome and Greece), while they are
British colonialism had inexorably ac- the oceans, but the India which was an ultimately, and more personally, the advisers and tacticians in strategic image- fellow Gentiles. Thereafter, by early contemptuous of the contemporaneous
quired a life force of its own, India had idea, a category of description, a spur for ever-present nostalgia for homes in building exercises about themselves and 1700s, a social category called ‘Hinduism’ realities of the Indian present.
been traduced into something less fant- imagination. The answers to this and al- Europe that led to reflection-filled and re- India itself. In parts, this dissimulation itself acquires administrative and legal Reading Subrahmanyam’s work that
astical. It had become a site of plunder, lied questions weren’t self-consciously actionary responses. was occasioned because the Europeans force. Further, any knowledge about In- distils a lifetime of his learning is a wel-
commerce, and opportunities for enrich- sought. These findings of the 16th and 17th were acutely aware of competition dia could only be explained to fellow come antidote to the glib and often self-
ment. Between these two shifts of ima- Yet, the answers came to the century produced knowledge in an agglu- amongst themselves for receiving exclus- Europeans via analogy, which in turn righteous liberal readings of the Indian
gination is a period not just of great polit- Europeans of the 16th century thanks to tinative manner: facts collected over gen- ive trading licences and for the need to meant form-fitting the experience of In- past as an argumentative proto-demo-
ical turmoil — loosely, from the first tackling practical hurdles that awaited erations stuck together to help antiquari- burnish their individual roles in ‘opening dia onto theories of European know- cracy, as well as a reminder that the ‘sons
coronation of Humayun to impeachment them: the diversity of languages, lives cut ans, map makers, geographers, up the East’. To the increasingly literate ledge. Thus, the importance of a Varada- of the soil’ who form trenchant theories
of Warren Hastings — but also an age of short due to disease, perilous journeys, courtiers, shipping brokers sitting in Am- audiences Europe, their stories about the raja Perumal temple at Kanchipuram of India’s history ironically rely on the
gradual reassessment of India in Western unrecognisable geographies. Upon ar- sterdam, Paris, Lisbon, or London to pagodas of ‘Tremel’ (Tirumala) or riches could only be understood in the evocat- hard-earned knowledge and prejudices
(and global) imagination which is the rival, there were still epistemological and imagine many Indias. Thus the early of Agra, became a narcotic, no different ive terms reserved for the burial site of of foreigners. The past, we realise, is not
subject of historian Sanjay Subrahman- structural knots to disentangle: the in- Europeans became collectors of facts, in- than the newly popular plant from the St. James at Santiago de Compostela in even a thing, but a kaleidoscope of com-
yam’s new book Europe’s India. Out of scrutability of political power, the incom- terpreters of experience and history in Americas: tobacco. For their part, the Galicia, north-western Spain. Even the peting interpretations with histories of
this age’s expanding intellectual horizons prehensibility of traditional mores and their own writings. But they also became early European arrivals knew— not unlike term ‘Indian’ was a taxonomical category their own.

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017

Indian researchers use a novel
route to kill TB bacteria
Theory of mind A compound isolated from shala trees modulates the immune system to kill the bacteria
In a study that shed light on
R. Prasad
how we understand each
other, rhesus macaque A team of Indian researchers has
monkeys were shown several been able to achieve 100-fold re-
videos of social activity and duction in TB bacterial load in
their brain studied using fMRI. lungs of mice after 60 days of
Published in Science, this
revealed dedicated brain
treatment using bergenin — a
phytochemical isolated from Mango tree extract could
tender leaves of sakhua or shala
regions that were associated
with social behaviour. tree (Shorea robusta). Unlike the
regularly used antibiotic drugs
prevent heart injury
that target the TB bacteria, the
bergenin compound modulates The study was carried out on diabetic rats
the immune system to kill the bac-
Aswathi Pacha
teria found inside the macro- was maintained despite the in-
phages (a type of white blood A group of doctors from All India jury and the heart muscle fibre
cells). The results were published Institute of Medical Sciences remained intact.
in the journal Frontiers in Cellular (AIIMS), New Delhi, has shown Glucose present in the blood of
and Infection Microbiology. the protective effects of patients with diabetes leads to
“Our studies show that the ber- mangiferin (a compound present the formation of certain proteins
Artificial heart valve genin compound can be used to in the bark of all mango trees) on (advanced glycation end products
New nanofibres with jetvalve clear the bacteria, and when used reperfusion injury in diabetic or AGE), which causes various
technology were used to in combination with other TB rats. Reperfusion injury happens complications of diabetes.
create artificial heart valves drugs can produce good results,” in heart tissues when blood sup- Mangiferin favourably reduced
with can regenerate and says Gobardhan Das from the Spe- ply returns after a heart attack. this protein, thus preventing
regrow. Tests on sheep cial Centre for Molecular Medi- Speedy recovery: If used in combination with other TB drugs the compound can shorten the duration of The study was published in the stress, swelling and cell death
showed that the valves cine at Jawaharlal Nehru Univer- treatment and prevent the emergence of drug-resistance SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT * journal Scientific Reports. after the heart injury. The study
functioned properly and sity ( JNU), a corresponding Mangiferin, found in the bark, on the heart tissue revealed how
regenerated tissue. The study author of the paper. “Since the in the number of granulomatic le- thus promoting the generation of Belgaum, Karanataka, and the leaves and fruit of mango trees, is mangiferin reduced cell death — it
was published in Biomaterials, compound does not target the sions was seen in animals treated protective immune responses other corresponding author of the known to possess several benefi- increased the expression of pro-
by engineers from Harvard bacteria directly but modulates with the compound. Also, the against TB bacteria. paper, had isolated the com- cial properties — antioxidant, an- teins which act against cell death
University. the immune system to kill the bac- bacterial load was 100-fold lower Previous studies have shown pound. He had seen tribals using titumour, anticancer, antidiabetic and decreased the proteins caus-
teria, it can be used in patients in mice treated with the com- that T helper 1 (Th1) cells play a the leaves of shala tree for wound- and antibacterial properties. ing cell death. Mangiferin also de-
with drug-resistant TB too.” pound compared with controls key role in protecting the host healing. For the study, the researchers creased the level of inflammatory
The researchers undertook sev- (animals that were not treated against TB bacteria, while Th2 “Our study, in a limited way, used three groups of rats in which and stress proteins.
eral studies to understand the with bergenin). “These findings cells oppose the protection tries to correct the misinforma- diabetes was induced. While no “This is our third module of
mode of action of the compound. strongly suggest that the immune offered by Th1 cells. “There is a tion regarding Ayurveda. The heart injury was induced in the study. We have already studied ef-
The compound was unable to dir- response enhanced by the com- dynamic balance between the Th1 stage is now set to test many more control group, the second group fects of mangiferin on isoproter-
ectly kill TB bacteria when treated pound is able to increase the ca- and Th2,” says Ved P. Dwivedi Ayurvedic and plant-derived nat- of rats had a heart injury induced enol and ischemia-reperfusion in-
with the compound. However, in pacity to clear the TB bacteria,” from ICGEB and the first author of ural products for their potency after 28 days but not treated with duced myocardial injury in rats.
the case of in vitro studies, the Prof. Das says. the paper. “While TB bacteria pre- against pathogenic diseases,” says mangiferin. The third group was Now we have found that
compound was able to kill the The levels of nitric oxide and a vents Th1 response and facilitates Dr. Anand Ranganathan from the given mangiferin for 28 days and mangiferin can prevent myocar-
Strongest silk ever bacteria found inside infected cytokine (TNF-alpha) were found Th2 response, the bergenin com- Special Centre for Molecular then heart injury was induced. dial injury in diabetic rats,” says
Combining spider silk proteins cells. In mice infected with TB and to be enhanced. “We found the pound promotes the expression Medicine at JNU and one of the All the rats were sacrificed and Dr. Salma Malik, who is a re-
with nanocellulose from treated with the compound, there bergenin compound was select- of Th1 and Th17 responses.” authors of the paper. the heart was surgically removed search associate at the Depart-
wood, scientists from KTH was significant reduction in the ively enhancing the frequency of Prof. Das with the help of and studied for various paramet- ment of Pharmacology, AIIMS
Royal Institute of Technology bacterial load in the lungs. Unlike interferon-gamma and inter- Beats conventional drugs ICMR-NITM plans to carry out fur- ers. and a co-author of the paper.
in Stockholm have created the in the case of in vitro studies, in leukin-17-producing T cells in the The compound has been shown ther tests in larger animals. If used All the diabetic rats treated However, the conclusion of this
strongest silk fibre. This mice the compound was found to TB infected animals,” says Dhiraj to heal wounds faster than con- in combination with other TB with mangiferin showed im- study needs to be further valid-
biodegradable, non-toxic, activate not only the macrophages K. Singh from ICGEB and a co-au- ventional drugs. Dr. Debprasad drugs the compound can shorten proved blood-pumping ability, re- ated to establish its clinical use-
comparatively cheap fibre but also other cell types (T cells) thor of the paper. Interferon- Chattopadhyay, Director of the the duration of treatment and pre- stored antioxidants, reduced fulness in patients of myocardial
could be used for various that led to effective killing of the gamma promotes bacteria-killing ICMR-National Institute of Tradi- vent the emergence of drug-resist- swelling and death of cells. The ischemia with coexisting dia-
medical purposes. The work bacteria. A significant reduction nitric oxide inside macrophages tional Medicine (ICMR-NITM) in ance, the authors write. architecture of the myocardium betes.
was published in ACS Nano.

The mechanics of programmed cell death unravelled
In a irst, the study reveals that imperfect alignment of cells in tissues can trigger individual cell death
Shubashree Desikan just biochemistry but physics, or Oxford, and a Principal Investig-
precisely, mechanics, that can af- ator of the project told The Hindu
Damselfish parental care A recent study has found a new fect cell extrusions [the pushing in an email.
A new species of damselfish, triggering mechanism for pro- out of cells from the layer they in- Traction force microscopy was
Altrichthys alelia, discovered in grammed cell death (apoptosis). habit]. That means you may be used to measure and compute the
the Philippines, is observed to Unlike earlier known trigger able to think about situations pressure on individual cells in the
keep its babies on the coral mechanisms that involve chemic- where applying forces might make monolayer.
reef and protect them until als being released by the cell cells behave in a particular way,” “We developed an original way
they can fend for themselves. destined for death, this is a phys- says Sumesh Thampi from the De- to compute the stresses inside cell
This unusual behaviour was ical mechanism. The study has partment of Chemical Engineer- colonies using statistical methods
noticed and studied by a found that a particular type of im- ing, IIT Madras, an author of the (Bayesian inference). The compu-
scientist from the University of perfection in the alignment of the paper. tation of such stresses has been
California. The findings were cells appears to be correlated with done by only a few labs for cells
published in Zookeys. the position of the cell destined to Collaborative study migrating on substrates...” says
die. The results of the collaborat- While the theory and simulations Benoit Ladoux of CNRS and Uni-
ive study was published in Nature. were developed by members from versity Paris Diderot (France) and
The group has studied this cor- Oxford, the experiments were car- Mechanobiology Institute, Singa-
relation experimentally using five Microscopy: (Left) Cells forming a defect coloured according to stress, with blue colour indicating higher stress. ried out by groups from Singapore pore, a Principal Investigator of
different kinds of epithelial tissue. (Right) Red arrows indicate alignment of cells, with the whole defect having a comet like apex. and the measurement of the force the project.
Epithelial cells are those that line * SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
on the cells was done using tech- Now that the link between
the outside and inside of our or- niques developed by a group from mechanics and cell extrusion has
gans. These cells play a protective out of the layer it inhabits in the at times there is a defective align- to the head of the comet-shaped Paris. “It is hard to pinpoint the been established, it is for future
role and cells often undergo some epithelial tissue and then dies. ment of the axes of the cells. defect and is eventually pushed beginning of the work, it arose experiments to determine how ex-
kind of damage and need to be re- Cells in the epithelial layer usu- Among the different types of de- out of the layer of cells and apop- through discussions…and then we ternal pressure can be used to
Declining monarchs moved. This happens through a ally are arranged neatly and regu- fect, there is one where the tilt of tosis takes place. designed new simulations and ex- control, for instance, the develop-
Research carried out at process of programmed cell death larly, like bricks on a wall, where the axes varies gradually — radiat- periments to test our ideas,” Julia ment of tumours and prevent
Michigan State University has known as apoptosis. The cell the axes of the bricks are all ing out from a point, like a comet. Physics reasons Yeomans of The Rudolf Peierls them from spreading
shown a shocking connection destined for apoptosis is pushed aligned parallel to each other. But The cell destined to die lies close “The study tells you that it is not Centre for Theoretical Physics, uncontrollably.
between use of the herbicide
Glycophosphate and its effect

Moon orbiting solar system’s third largest
monarch butterfly number Question Corner
declined sharply near the
fields that used the herbicide Ecosystems forming the food for the spider
to kill milkweed. This research
was published in the journal
Can a wall containing a spider ( in
its web) lizards and other insects
as well as the lizards. There is no
trapping of energy by the
producers. The insects feed on
dwarf planet found
which are attracted towards the
the plants existing in the
light be called an ecosystem?
environment external to the wall
■ Diwakar Soni and there is no recycling of the
The team uncovered the moon in archival images of 2007 OR10 taken by the Hubble Telescope
An ecosystem by definition nutrients from the excreta or
ODD & END includes communities of other things to the wall as it
Press Trust of India
moon in two separate Hubble ob-
organisms living in a particular happens in other ecosystems. Scientists have discovered a new servations spaced a year apart.
Breath monitoring
space and their interactions with Hence such a wall cannot be moon orbiting the third largest The images show that the moon is
the environment in which they called an ecosystem by itself. But dwarf planet, that resides in the gravitationally bound to 2007 OR10
A T-shirt developed by live by maintaining a balance the different organisms frigid outskirts in our solar system. because it moves with the dwarf
scientists from the amongst themselves and the definitely form the links of food With this discovery, it appears that planet, as seen against a back-
University of Laval in environmental components. chain and form a part of a bigger most of the known dwarf planets ground of stars. The astronomers
Canada can monitor the
Thus ecosystem is the ecosystem. in the Kuiper Belt larger than 965 calculated the diameters of both
wearer's respiratory rate
harmonious existence of balance ■ Dr. T. Bhavani, Bengaluru kilometres across have compan- objects based on observations in
in real time and help in
diagnosing respiratory between the living and non- ions. These bodies can provide far-infrared light by the Herschel
diseases.It does not living components. Ecosystems This week’s questions some insight into how moons Space Observatory, which meas-
require any wires, can be natural like forest, land, formed in the young solar system. ured the thermal emission of the
pond and artificial or man made Does one have to drink water after The combined power of three distant worlds.
electrodes or sensors
such as aquaria, dams, donating blood and if so why? space observatories, including NA-
attached to the user's
body and allows free sanctuaries, zoos. ■ M. Selvakumaran, Chennai SA’s Hubble Space Telescope, has Moonstruck :These two images, taken a year apart, reveal a moon orbiting Exclusive club
movement of the wearer. Plants, the primary producers, Do all humans see colours the same helped uncover the moon orbiting 2007 OR10. In each, the moon is in a diferent orbital position around the The dwarf planet is about 1,528
The data is not affected trap the sun's energy and way or differently? the dwarf planet 2007 OR10 in the planet. NASA, ESA, C. KISS (KONKOLY OBSERVATORY), AND J. STANSBERRY (STSCI)
* kilometres across, and the moon is
even when the user is synthesize food through Kuiper Belt, a realm of icy debris estimated to be 240 kilometres to
lying down, sitting, photosynthesis. The consumers ■ M. Sudhakar, Bobbili, Andhra left over from our solar system’s Hungary.“If there were frequent nomers of the possibility of a 400 kilometres in diameter. 2007
standing, or moving including insects, humans and Pradesh formation, which is believed to collisions, then it was quite easy to moon circling it. Kepler revealed OR10, like Pluto, follows an eccent-
around An antenna other animals are dependent on have happened about 4.6 billion form these satellites,” said Dr. Kiss, that 2007 OR10 has a slow rotation ric orbit, but it is currently three
attached to the shirt near What does the ocean do for the
the producers for their food planet? years ago. lead author of the study published period of 45 hours. “Typical rota- times further than Pluto is from
the chest region senses
(energy) directly or indirectly. in The Astrophysical Journal Letter- tion periods for Kuiper Belt Ob- the sun. 2007 OR10 is a member of
the increase in both
Finally, all the components of ■ T.S. Karthik, Chennai Collisions and moons s.The objects most likely slammed jects are under 24 hours,” Dr. Kiss an exclusive club of nine dwarf
thorax circumference and
the volume of air in the biota in due course of time Why does the top layer of a liquid “The discovery of satellites around into each other more often be- said. planets. Of those bodies, only
lungs when the wearer perish and their bodies will be appear like a thick sheet when you all of the known large dwarf plan- cause they inhabited a crowded “We looked in the Hubble Pluto and Eris are larger than 2007
breathes in or out. It can decomposed by microbes and look at it sideways? ets, except for Sedna, means that region. archive because the slower rota- OR10. It was discovered in 2007 by
also be used to monitor the carbon and nitrogen they at the time these bodies formed, The team uncovered the moon tion period could have been astronomers Meg Schwamb, Mike
people with asthma, contain will be recycled into the ■ Neerad Thanvi, Rajasthan billions of years ago, collisions in archival images of 2007 OR10 caused by the gravitational tug of a Brown, and David Rabinowitz as
sleep apnea and chronic environment. must have been more frequent, taken by the Hubble Telescope. moon. The initial investigator part of a survey to search for dis-
obstructive pulmonary In the case of the wall, light Readers can send their and that’s a constraint on the Observations taken of the dwarf missed the moon in the Hubble tant solar system bodies using the
disease. attracts insects, and they get questions/ answers to formation models,” said Csaba planet by NASA’s Kepler Space images because it is very faint,” he Samuel Oschin Telescope at the
trapped in the spider’s web Kiss of the Konkoly Observatory in Telescope first tipped off the astro- said. The astronomers spotted the Palomar Observatory in the US.

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017


Pharma eluents promoting drug resistance?
European study inds drug residues around speciic pharmaceutical units in Hyderabad, but industry rebuts the claim
Rohit P.S. antimicrobials in concentrations [Pharmaceuticals Export Promo-

he pharma industry in Hy- far exceeding maximum permiss- tion Council], the government’s
derabad is polluting the envir- ible environmental concentrations agency for promotion of pharma
onment with antimicrobials of these drugs. For long now low- exports.
which in turn may contribute to a level exposure to antimicrobial To counter claims made by
rise in drug-resistant infections, a drugs in the environment has been European researchers, University
new study published in the journal feared for inducing resistance. In of Hyderabad (UoH) scientists have
Infection alleges. one sample, the antibiotic moxi- carried out a study commissioned
Claiming that Indian authorities floxacin, used for many conditions by the Bulk Drug Manufacturers
have not done enough, the study including respiratory and skin in- Association (India) that shows mul-
also calls upon European regulat- fections, was found in maximum tidrug-resistant bacteria can also
ors to ensure enforcement of regu- concentration of 694.1 microgram be found in areas where no
lations during the manufacturing per litre, over 5,000 times the en- pharma units exist. As it looked
process. vironmental limit of 0.125 micro- only for bacteria, the UoH study
AROUND THE WORLD gram per litre. These environ- could not respond to specific alleg-
Water samples tested mental limits were proposed in a ations made by the Infection study
Climate change turning Hyderabad is a global market for past study. — of drug residues in high concen-
Antarctica ‘green’ bulk drug purchasing with 50% of An even bigger concentration of trations around specific pharma
Plant life on Antarctica is growing India’s drug exports, pegged at the anti-fungal drug fluconazole units. Industry representatives say
rapidly due to climate change, over $3 billion, coming from the (2,36,950 microgram per litre) was they will commission another
scientists have found. Few plants live city. Researchers from Leipzig Uni- found in one of the samples, way study before responding to this
on the continent, but scientists versity Hospital, Germany, tested Fallout: “Low-level exposure to antimicrobial drugs in the environment above the proposed environmental accusation.
Getty Images/VETTA studying moss have found a sharp 28 water samples from difference has been feared for inducing resistance.” GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO
* limit of 0.25 microgram per litre. For Patancheru locals and envir-
increase in biological activity in the places in the city, including sewage Residues exceeding limits were onmental activists, the Infection
last 50 years. A team including scientists from the University of from around pharma manufactur- The crisis of drug resistance is samples contained multidrug-res- also found in the Musi river, which claim only buttresses the percep-
Exeter, U.K., looked at moss bank cores — which are well ing units in Patancheru-Bollaram exemplified by the spread of drug- istant bacteria. Resistance was carries treated sewage away from tion that the government is not do-
preserved in Antarctica’s cold conditions — from an area Industrial Development Area on resistant tuberculosis in India and seen to a broad range of antibiotics the city. ing enough to curb untreated dis-
spanning about 400 miles. “Temperature increases over the outskirts. They found “unpre- growing concerns of the World including a family of powerful charge. “While industrial units can
roughly the past half century in the Antarctic Peninsula have cedented antimicrobial drug con- Health Organization that the dis- drugs known as carbapenems, Industry reaction claim there is no chemical dis-
had a dramatic efect on moss banks growing in the region,” tamination” in the samples collec- ease could spread to the interna- broad-spectrum antibiotics that Reacting to the study, drug manu- charge, the waterbodies continue
says Dr. Matt Amesbury of the university. Plant life only exists ted from around the pharma units. tional community. target several species of bacteria facturers in Hyderabad maintain to receive inflows clearly loaded
on about 0.3% of Antarctica, but the indings provide one way “Bacteria develop resistance Another stark manifestation of and were originally synthesised to that it does not sufficiently link an- with chemicals,” said K. Chidam-
of measuring the extent and efects of warming. when they are over-treated with drug resistance in India is the sheer specifically treat drug-resistant in- tibiotic resistance to pharma efflu- berum, who has legally fought the
antibiotics but effluents with drug number of neonatal deaths attrib- fections. Bacteria-producing en- ents and that they comply with Pol- pharma industry and the govern-
residue from hospitals and pharma uted to it, an estimated 58,000 zymes to break down carbapenems lution Control Board norms. ment under the aegis of Citizens for
Titan’s surface is more units can also contribute,” said every year, followed by hospital-ac- were found in all 23 environmental “These studies are done without Better Patancheru Constituency.
like Mars’s Pratyoosh Shukla, general secret- quired infections that fail to re- samples. transparency by not involving In-
The environment on Titan, Saturn’s ary, Association of Microbiologists spond to last-resort treatment. More significantly, the study dian regulators,” said R. Uday Bhas-
largest moon, may seem surprisingly of India. The Infection study found that 23 claims that all samples contained kar, Director General of Pharmexcil
familiar: Clouds condense and rain down
on the surface, feeding rivers that low
into oceans and lakes. Outside of Earth, Getty Images/iStockphoto
Titan is the only other planetary body in
the solar system with actively lowing rivers, though they’re fed
by liquid methane instead of water. In a paper published in
In NTD ight,
Science, the researchers report that Titan, like Mars but unlike
Earth, has not undergone any active plate tectonics in its recent
past. The upheaval of mountains by plate tectonics delects the
paths that rivers take. The team found that this tell-tale
the end in sight
round the world,
signature was missing from river networks on Mars and Titan.
“While the processes that created Titan’s topography are still A
nearly 1.6 billion
people are affected by a
enigmatic, this rules out some of the mechanisms we’re most
familiar with on Earth,” says lead author Benjamin Black, group of diseases so ig-
assistant professor at the City College of New York. nored that the term
used to refer to them is
called neglected trop-
Mechanical heart valves soumya swaminathan
ical diseases (NTDs).
disturb sleep These are a cluster of 17
Nearly a quarter of patients with a diseases affecting the poorest people living in the least
mechanical heart valve say it disturbs developed pockets.
their sleep, according to research While some of these diseases may be unfamiliar,
presented at EuroHeartCare 2017, leprosy, kala-azar and filariasis are better known in In-
Getty Images/iStockphoto Sweden. This study investigated how dia and being targeted for elimination. A disease is
the noise of a mechanical heart valve considered ‘eliminated’ when the prevalence rate is
afected patients’ lives, in particular their sleep, and whether less than 1 case per 10,000 population size.
there were any diferences between women and men. Patients The Indian government has set itself the target of
were asked if the valve sound was audible to them or others, if eliminating kala-azar and filariasis by 2017, and lep-
they sometimes felt uneasy about the sound, if the sound rosy by 2018. With such ambitious targets, sustained
disturbed them. Nearly one-quarter (23%) said the valve sound research must remain an integral component of dis-
disturbed them during sleep and 9% said it disturbed them ease elimination programmes.
during the day. Some 28% wanted to replace their valve with a Besides basic research — the discovery of new facts
soundless prosthetic valve if possible. Over half (51%) said the about a disease, vaccines and drugs — new strategies
noise was often or sometimes audible to others, but only 16% are needed to make an impact. In fact, proving the ef-
said they sometimes felt uneasy about others hearing it. The ficacy of new tools and methods is not enough; their
researchers found that 87% of men and 75% of women said effectiveness must be demonstrated in the field.
that they were able to hear the closing sound of their Lastly, continued surveillance and epidemiologic data
mechanical valve. Women were more disturbed by the valve collection is necessary to ensure that the disease con-
sound than men. tinues to be under control. To eliminate leprosy, India
needs to tackle the stigma associated with the disease.
It leads to delays in diagnosis and treatment, which in
Omega-3 rich diet may
help prevent
Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty
Prepping for Ebola part 2 turn result in continued transmission of infection
within families and communities. In 2015-16, 118 dis-
tricts in India were endemic for leprosy with a preval-
ence rate of more than 1 per 10,000.
acids such as ish and spinach may WHO plans a ‘no-regrets approach’ to the outbreak in Congo
increase blood low to areas in the Targets set
brain associated with memory and Denise Grady breaks, the largest involving Over the years, the Indian Council of Medical Research
learning, reducing the risk of he number of suspected about 300 patients, have (ICMR) has produced new tools, which include two
Alzheimer’s disease, a new study
Getty Images/iStockphoto

claims. In Alzheimer’s disease, clumps of a protein called
T cases of Ebola has risen
to 29 from nine in less than
been recorded since 1976.
The country “has consid-
rapid diagnostic tests and a uniform multidrug regi-
men for all types of leprosy. This has shortened treat-
amyloid form around nerve cells in the brain. This amyloid a week in an isolated part of erable experience and capa- ment duration to 6 months and is improving adher-
damages blood vessels and may interfere with blood low in the Democratic Republic of city in confronting these ence. An indigenous vaccine developed by Dr. G.P.
brain. “This is very important research because it shows a Congo, where three people outbreaks,” Dr. Daniel Talwar, founder and director of the National Institute
correlation between lower omega-3 fatty acid levels and have died from the disease Bausch, an Ebola expert at of Immunology, is being launched shortly for use un-

reduced brain blood low to regions important for learning, since April 22, the World the WHO, said in an email. der the leprosy control programme. The vaccine, my-
memory, depression and dementia,” says lead researcher Daniel Health Organization said on In a telephone interview cobacterium indicus pranii (MIP), will be administered
G. Amen from Amen Clinics in the U.S. The study was published Thursday. from Conakry, Guinea, the to people living in close contact with patients. The vac-
in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. — PTI The WHO was criticised group’s executive director, cine offers 60% protection to people living with lep-
for responding too slowly to Matthew Cleary, said that rosy patients for up to 4-5 years; the renewed strategy
an outbreak in West Africa seven people who were be- aims for leprosy elimination ahead of the 150th birth
There’s more to attraction in 2014 that left more than lieved to have contracted anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, in 2019.
Attractiveness isn’t just a matter of 11,000 people dead, and Dr. Ebola had been taken to a In the case of lymphatic filariasis, better known as
good looks, but also the right voice Peter Salama, the executive cording to the WHO. at the briefing. He said tele- district hospital in the Likati elephantiasis, the government is targeting a popula-
and scent, highlights a mini review in director of the organisa- The Ebola virus causes communications networks zone that was not equipped tion of 600 million in 256 endemic districts with mass
Frontiers in Psychology. “Recently, tion’s health emergencies fever, bleeding, vomiting would have to be estab- to deal with the virus. drug administration (MDA). A community-based pilot
most reviews have focussed on visual programme, said at a brief- and diarrhoea, and it lished and airstrips repaired “It’s urgent to get them in Yadgir district of Karnataka is being done to assess
Getty Images/iStockphoto attractiveness — for example, face or ing that it was essential to spreads easily by contact so that aid workers can into a proper isolation the effectiveness of a three-drug combination (DEC +
body attractiveness,” says Agata “never, ever underestimate with bodily fluids. The provide the necessary med- centre,” Mr. Cleary said, Albendazole + Ivermectin) vis-à-vis the existing two-
Groyecka, lead author of the review and a researcher at the Ebola” and to “make sure death rate is high, often sur- ical care. adding that the group is pre- drug regime (DEC + Albendazole). Mass administration
University of Wroclaw in Poland. “However, literature about we have a no-regrets ap- passing 50%, particularly paring to build a treatment of DEC-fortified salt to accelerate elimination of
other senses and their role in social relations has grown rapidly proach to this outbreak.” with the Zaire strain, which Experimental drugs unit. It will include windows lymphatic filariasis is being tried in the Andamans. En-
and should not be neglected.” Dr. Groyecka and her has been confirmed in two The WHO, aid groups and that allow families to see pa- suring that the entire target population accepts MDA
collaborators recently combed through over 30 years of Assessing the risk cases in this outbreak. the Congolese government tients, a response to past needs advocacy and community engagement.
literature to provide a brief overview of the few studies that The risk from the outbreak The outbreak was repor- are discussing the possibil- outbreaks in which people The other key intervention is for visceral leishmani-
have looked into the role of voice and scent. While not is “high at the national ted in a densely forested ity of using an experimental sometimes shunned sealed- asis (VL) or kala-azar, which is transmitted through the
extensive, this research ield has already given insight into the level,” the WHO said, be- part of Bas-Uele Province, Ebola vaccine, made by the up isolation units into bite of the female sandfly. In India, a majority of cases
quantity and variety of information that can be gathered by cause the disease was so near the border with the American pharmaceutical which patients seemed to are reported in Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and
these other senses — which it turns out can be quite a lot. severe and was spreading in Central African Republic. company Merck, that disappear. West Bengal. Rapid diagnostic tests followed by single
Perceived attractiveness impacts day-to-day life in a variety of a remote area in north-east- Cases have occurred in four proved effective in Guinea. Brienne Prusak, a spokes- day treatment now makes rapid cure possible. Sand-
ways, inluencing not only romantic relationships, but also ern Congo with “suboptimal separate parts of a region The response would in- woman for Doctors Without flies breed on mud walls, so vector control by indoor
friendships and professional interactions. surveillance” and limited called the Likati health volve a “ring vaccination,” Borders, said on Wednes- spraying with insecticides and ultimately with im-
access to health care. zone. in which contacts of pa- day that the group had sent proved housing can result in their control.
DEMYSTIFYING SCIENCE “Risk at the regional level Aid groups and the WHO tients, contacts of contacts, a team of about 20 doctors, For these programmes to succeed, it is important to
is moderate due to the prox- have struggled to reach the and health workers would nurses and other experts to maintain constant vigilance through robust surveil-
imity of international bor- affected area, which has no be vaccinated. There would the Likati zone, and that it lance and reporting mechanisms. Partnerships with
Why do leaves change colour? ders and the recent influx of paved roads. be no mass public vaccina- was still trying to figure out diverse stakeholders including the private sector, com-
When autumn arrives, and days get shorter, trees start refugees from Central The first known case oc- tion. The vaccine has not how to reach the epicentre. munity-based organisations, and community leaders
preparing for winter. Plants need several things to make their
African Republic,” the or- curred on April 22, when a yet been licenced, and its “Transport is extremely are specifically useful in creating awareness, improv-
own food. They need chlorophyll, a green pigment found in the
ganisation said, but it non- 39-year-old man who had use would require permis- difficult in the area, and ing case detection, treatment completion and, most
leaves of plants, light, carbon dioxide, water and nutrients and
etheless described the fever, vomiting, diarrhoea sion on several fronts. Non- helicopter flights may be importantly, managing stigma. While tackling NTDs, it
minerals, which the plant collects from the soil through its
roots. Chlorophyll is the green pigment responsible for the
global risk as low because and bleeding died on the etheless, Dr. Salama said the only way to get there,” will be important to remember that along with timely
absorption of light to provide energy for photosynthesis. the area is so remote. way to a hospital in the that if permission were she said by email. “We’re diagnosis and treatment access in unreached areas, fo-
During winter, leaves get less light and stop making food as About a week ago, in ad- Likati zone. The person granted, the vaccine could expecting to get to the epi- cussing on the fundamentals of preventive interven-
there is not enough light or water for photosynthesis. The trees dition to the nine suspected caring for him and a motor- be made available in a week centre by the weekend.” tions, nutrition, safe drinking water, sanitation and hy-
live of the food they stored during the summer. They begin to cases, 125 patients who had cyclist who transported him or so. Other experimental The Centers for Disease giene are essential in fast-tracking the goal of
shut down their food-making factories. The green chlorophyll come into close contact also died. antiviral drugs may also be Control and Prevention in elimination.
disappears from the leaves. The chlorophyll breaks down, the with the disease were being The first six months of considered. the United States is also
green colour disappears, and the yellow to orange colours that monitored. Now about 400 the response to the out- The Ebola virus is con- sending an Ebola expert, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan is Secretary, Department of Health
become visible give the leaves a part of their fall splendour. At patients are being followed, break are expected to cost sidered endemic in the Dr. Pierre Rollin, to Congo, Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, and Director
the same time, other chemical changes may occur, which form even as nine new cases were the WHO and aid groups Democratic Republic of along with epidemiologists, General, Indian Council of Medical Research
additional colours. reported on Thursday, ac- $10 million, Dr. Salama said Congo, where eight out- a spokeswoman said. NYT

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017

Indira Gandhi, the environmentalist BOOK SHELF

A irst detailed study of the former Indian prime minister, infamous for imposing the Emergency, as a naturalist
Vidya Venkat and forests, and was worried evoked. In her 1972 Stockholm
deeply about the environmental speech, Mrs. Gandhi had said:
Some are born great, some achieve consequences of urbanization and “Are not poverty and need the
greatness, and some have greatness industrialization.” greatest polluters?”. Ramesh
thrust upon them. makes note of Karl Mathiesen’s
- William Shakespeare Political redemption 2014 article in The Guardian which

hile reading the “uncon- The year 2017 marks the centen- problematises this statement - as a
ventional” biography of ary of Mrs. Gandhi’s birth (Novem- way to blame poor countries and
Indira Gandhi — Indira ber 19, 1917). It also marks 40 years their populations for climate ■ Dastan-e-Ghadar: The
Gandhi: A Life in Nature — one can- since the Emergency was lifted in change - but doesn’t engage with tale of the mutiny
not help but wonder if the mantle India (March 21, 1977), two years the matter. Zahir Dehlvi
of her father and India’s first after the Congress government un- In the 1960s, the dominant view Penguin Random House
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru der Mrs. Gandhi imposed it on in the global environmental dis- Rs 599
was thrust upon her after all. For, June 25, 1975. To have chosen this course was that ecological imbal-
Zahir Dehlvi, an
in more than one instance, the au- year, thus, to release a book on the ances were caused by the popula-
accomplished poet in
thor of the yet-to-be-released former Prime Minister’s environ- ■ Indira Gandhi - A Life in Nature tion explosion in developing
Bahadur Shah Zafar's court,
book, Congress leader and former mental legacy comes across as an Jairam Ramesh countries. “The number of steriliz-
lived through the 1857 revolt
Union environment minister effort to redeem her image from Simon & Schuster ations [during Mrs. Gandhi’s re- and wrote this memoir on his
Jairam Ramesh presents private that of a “dictator” who trampled Rs. 799 gime] went up almost three-fold in deathbed. Rana Safvi has
correspondences of Mrs. Gandhi upon the constitutionally guaran- 1976-77 — from a previous peak of translated this signiicant
with her friends to show how the teed fundamental rights of Indi- *
COURTESY- SIMON & SCHUSTER Watching Society. The ban on 3.1 million to almost 8.3 million,” historical record of the revolt
‘Iron Lady of India’ had a softer ans. And Ramesh does that con- Philozoic Indira Gandhi seen with a tiger at Teen Murti Bhavan, New Delhi. hunting tigers was imposed four Ramesh notes. He admits that this into English for the irst time.
side to her personality that vincingly, quoting amply from years after Mrs. Gandhi became contributed heavily to her 1977
yearned for the mountains and private correspondences, public taking inspiration from Mrs. programme —Project Tiger— but PM. She also opposed diplomats electoral debacle.
proximity to nature. speeches and forewords to books Gandhi on the matter. It is only fit- also for less high-profile initiatives and royal family members violat- But a redeeming factor for Mrs.
“I get a tremendous urge to leave that she wrote. The author sources ting then that he executed the bio- for the protection of crocodiles, ing the game laws imposing a ban Gandhi could well be how she
everything and retire to a far far several of his references from the graphy documenting Mrs. lions, hanguls, cranes, Bustards, of hunting of wild animals. called into question work on some
place high in the mountains.” Mrs. recently declassified files available Gandhi’s love for nature and the flamingos, deer and other en- big dams, which could have
Gandhi is quoted as writing to her at the National Archives, New key decisions she took during her dangered species. He also acknow- Omissions; objectivity caused environmental destruction
friend American photographer Delhi. He also blames Mrs. time paving the way for environ- ledges how she pushed through Most biographies of political lead- and widespread displacement of
Dorothy Norman in 1958. In 1959, Gandhi’s nemesis Jayaprakash mental governance in India. The two laws — Wildlife (Protection) ers when written by party affiliates adivasi people, unlike her father
when she became Congress Pres- Narayan for provoking her to im- book contains rare images show- Act, 1972, and Forest Conservation have a tendency to become hagio- Nehru who famously held big
ident, she is quoted as writing to a pose the Emergency by urging the ing her communing with nature. Act, 1980. The laws for dealing graphical. Ramesh tries not to suc- dams to be the “temples of mod-
friend: “This heavy responsibility army and the police to disregard with water and air pollution — The cumb to that impulse by object- ern India”. Her intervention
and hard work has descended on orders of her ‘illegal government’. Green legacy Water (Prevention and Control of ively surveying the limitations helped stall further work in the
me just when I was planning for a India’s Ministry of Environment The Rajya Sabha member docu- Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Pre- imposed by the nature of her of- Tehri Dam area during her time;
■ The Secret Life of the
quiet and peaceful year…” and Forests itself is housed in a ments how Mrs. Gandhi was the vention and Control of Pollution) fice on Mrs. Gandhi’s ability to in 1983 she abandoned the hydro- Mind
Ramesh defends his decision to building called the ‘Indira Paryav- only head of government, other Act, 1981 — were also enacted dur- govern on environmental matters, electric project planned in the Si- Mariano Sigman
singularly portray the environ- aran Bhavan’ — an energy efficient than the host prime minister, to ing her tenure. Mrs. Gandhi used especially when it clashed with lent Valley forests and declared it HarperCollins
mentalist in Indira Gandhi in his structure that was inaugurated in speak at the first-ever United Na- her political authority to protect matters economic. For instance, as a National Park. In the end, his- Rs 399
book scheduled to release on June 2014 — the construction for which tions (UN) Conference on the Hu- ecologically sensitive areas such as he points to how Mrs. Gandhi gave tory might have judged Indira
An award-winning
10: “A naturalist is who Indira began when Ramesh held the En- man Environment in Stockholm in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a go-ahead for the Indian Oil Cor- Gandhi harshly for her political er-
neurologist takes us through
Gandhi really was, who she vironment and Forests Minister June 1972. The date on which the the entire Northeast and the rain- poration’s Mathura refinery to be rors, but as her own words reveal,
our brain’s processes. Where
thought she was. She got sucked portfolio in 2011. During the 2009 conference had opened — June 5 — forests in the Western Ghats. constructed despite its known she may well not have bothered: do our thoughts come from?
into the whirlpool of politics but Copenhagen UN climate summit, was marked to be celebrated every She was also the patron of the threats to the Taj Mahal and the “We have a peepul in our yard, a What is the role of the
the real Indira Gandhi was the per- Ramesh had emphasised that In- year as World Environment Day. Bombay Natural History Society, Bharatpur bird sanctuary. tree which, had it depended on hu- unconscious? Intermingling
son who loved the mountains, dia couldn’t continue on the path The author also notes how she being a close friend of its associate However, Ramesh broad man praise and approbation, human and natural science,
cared deeply for wildlife, was pas- of unfettered economic growth ig- was singularly responsible not and ornithologist Salim Ali, and brushes controversies that some would have withered away long Sigman underpins how the
sionate about birds, stones, trees noring environmental concerns, only for the tiger conservation helped found the Delhi Bird of her statements on environment since.” ininite neurons inside our
brains create how we
perceive, reason, and feel.

Breaking taboos
A journalist’s view on choices that mark neighbourly ties
Kallol Bhattacherjee

n 2014, Meena Menon, interface with statecraft that
I who was then The Hindu’s
correspondent in Pakistan,
an Indian reporter has to
face is the most daunting.
did something only a few Equally difficult is the issue ■ Do I Make Myself Clear? :
had done. After having of self-censorship that she Why Writing Well
covered Pakistan mainly faced while choosing topics Matters
from the capital, she broke a to report. The issue of Mama Harold Evans
taboo and reported on the Qadeer’s interview stays on Hachette
issue of Balochistan. top of the book because of Rs 1,261
She interviewed Baloch the question that it poses. Former Sunday Times editor
activist Mama Qadeer who As a journalist on the Harold Evans takes a wise
had taken out an epic march field, Ms. Menon had the and entertaining look at the
from Balochistan to Is- choice of neglecting the struggle for clarity in modern
lamabad. The interview was
■ Reporting Pakistan heartbreaking news of a Ba-
Meena Menon journalism. Pointing out the
to change her life. It also in- loch father, Qadeer, looking importance of editing and
Penguin Random House
directly contributed to the for his son. She could have rewriting even in the digital
Rs. 599
Doing deals The RBI's eicacy lies in how well it uses its powers and resists government interference in its domain. * REUTERS writing of this book, giving avoided reporting on the ex- era, he rues how with the
readers a media profession- Pakistan. The author writes plosive story of Balochistan thrust on speed, there is a

Money and power
al’s perspective of the world about the “spooks” who but doing that would have trend towards more
of choices that is India- were integrated with her life left a professional scar. information but less clarity.
Pakistan ties. and chased her as she went So Ms. Menon went
Following the interview about addressing profes- ahead, did the story. There
with Qadeer during which sional and personal needs. had to be a price that she
A history of the Reserve Bank of India explains, demystiies and critiques its he told the author that Ba-
lochistan would choose free-
They even followed her
when she went out trekking
had to pay. But having paid
the price, she has taken her
working since it was set up dom over Pakistan, Ms. in the beautiful Margalla revenge with this tell-all
Menon was grilled in the in- range outside the capital. memoir of her stint at the
C. Rammanohar Reddy archives of the central bank. “money, interest and formation division of Her astute portrayal of post which remains unique
You could therefore not find prices”. Pakistan and was asked to the lack of professional free- in the South Asian media

t the end of 2016, the a more knowledgeable per- The relationship between leave within seven days. dom that she faced makes scenario. Benazir Bhutto
reputation of the Re- son to write a book that ex- governments and central Ms. Menon’s first person for a compelling reading for said democracy is the best
serve Bank of India plains, demystifies and cri- banks has become a matter account brings alive the ar- any journalist who wishes to revenge, Reporting Pakistan
(RBI) — one of India’s few tiques the working of the RBI of public interest and policy ray of challenges that an In- write and understand is a reminder to South Asian
public institutions of integ- since its establishment in relevance over the past dian journalist has to face Pakistan. bureaucrats that writing is
rity and professionalism — 1935. couple of decades and more. while reporting from Of all the issues, the daily no less. ■ A History of Indian Sport
was in tatters. Used by the The “independence” of the through 100 Artefacts
Narendra Modi government Working through details central bank is seen as prom- Boria Majumdar

Life after violence
to implement the demonet- The origins of India’s central ising good monetary policy,
isation programme, India’s bank in colonial India from and therefore facilitating Rs 1,299
central bank became a the initial discussions in the economic growth with low Through tickets, scorecards,
household name for the early 20th century to the en- inflation, because this will telegrams, newspaper
wrong reasons. The shortage actment of the Reserve Bank
■ Dialogue of the deaf: The
compensate for the “bad An oral history of marginalised Muslim women’s narratives reports, and facts, a sports
of cash and the frequent of India Act of 1934 and then policies” of short-sighted historian gives readers a
government and the RBI
modifications in regulations the working of the privately- elected representatives. The Sudipta Datta state, communal, sexual, do- fascinating archive of Indian
TCA Srinivasa Raghavan
saw the RBI become the sub- held RBI between 1935 and Tranquebar
global evidence on this is mestic or structural...." For sport. Among the details are
ject of public debate. 1949 are laid out in fascinat- mixed. ow does violence, com- many of these women, "rup- Mohun Bagan football team
As the RBI seeks to re-
build its reputation, it is for-
ing detail in the first two
chapters of the book.
Rs 599
What is relevant in India is
that the RBI is not a constitu-
H munal or otherwise, im-
pact ordinary people? What
ture manifested as complete
displacement -- physical,
defeating the East Yorkshire
Regiment in 1911 to lift the
tuitous that we have with us Thereafter, in the follow- for the reader to get a coher- tional body but has been cre- happens after the conflict, economic, domestic and IFA shield, India's hockey
a book which the preface ing six chapters, Dialogue of ent account about how the ated by legislation and is when the spotlight shifts emotional" -- and they still exploits and Lata
tells us aims to take the the Deaf covers all the main central bank has worked (or therefore accountable to Par- elsewhere? How do victims live in a state of anguish, the Mangeshkar's album in
layperson through the his- events after 1947. The writer not been able to work) over liament. Its efficacy lies in pick up the pieces? Now dir- experience too much to honour of the 1983 World
tory of the RBI. The layper- talks about everything from the decades. There are how well it uses the powers ect all these questions at bear. For others "the loss of Cup-winning Indian cricket
son needs such a piece of the forced resignation in sweeping assessments of it has, exercises the marginalised groups, espe- vatan (homeland)" is also the team.
writing for, again as this 1957 of the then RBI Gov- Prime Ministers, Finance autonomy that it is able to cially poorer women, who "loss of ... community," the
book itself points out, the ernor, Benegal Rama Rau, to Ministers and RBI Gov- carve out for itself and res- anyways live in areas of dark- loss of a sense of belonging
many volumes of the official the debate on rural credit, ernors. There is a lot of in- ists government interference ness. What could have been to your birthplace. Add to
history of the RBI are far too nationalisation of banks, formation about many in its domain. their experience? Between ■ Rupture, Loss and Living: this impoverishment, loss of
tedious for the general management of foreign ex- events surrounding the mak- Dialogue of the Deaf ends 2006 and 2009 -- after some Minority Women Speak income and identity -- we
reader to want to plough change, the burden of finan- ing and implementation of with what has become a of the worst communal about Post-conlict Life hear of a woman in Mumbai
through. Some credit though cing government deficit, pri- policy, including many in- standard prescription for all clashes our country had K. Lalita, Deepa Dhanraj who tells us her husband, a
must be given to the RBI for ority sector lending, the 1991 stances of repetition which organisations these days: seen -- a scholar and a film- Orient BlackSwan carpenter, lost his tools dur-
commissioning volume after crisis and then the reforms have escaped the editor’s they need to reinvent them- maker/researcher decided to Rs 1,025 ing a riot. Unable to invest in
volume of its history over from 1990 onwards. The dis- eye. But all of this cannot selves. Well, over the past investigate. Working with a new set, he became unem-
the decades, perhaps the cussion is sometimes substitute for a readable his- few years the RBI has indeed local researchers and activ- communal violence, and ployed and depressed, and
only public institution in In- leavened by cricket analo- tory about an institution. begun to transform itself ists in Mumbai, Hyderabad, present the stories of 19 of never recovered. The stories
dia that has given history its gies and sometimes by col- It is really only in the last into a single-objective cent- and several cities of Gujarat, them divided into four them- of ordinary lives -- their pain ■ Rogue Waves: Anatomy
importance. ourful asides at personalit- two chapters (Chapters 7 ral bank by adopting infla- they began gathering stories atic sections: I Began to See at losing their joy -- stay with of a Monster
TCA Srinivasa Raghavan ies. These can be pointless, and 8) that cover the years tion targeting as an explicit — from women survivors of the World for What it is, Loss you. Just like Nobel Prize- Michael Olagnon
has been writing and com- sometimes, like “…whenever since the mid-1990s that we and sole? — goal. Some collective violence. K. Lalita and Trauma, Negotiating winning writer Svetlana Bloomsbury
menting on the economy in there has been a finance have a comprehensive dis- would say that this is neither and Deepa Dhanraj's ac- Survival and Livelihood, and Alexievich's oral history of Rs 689
many of India’s leading minister from Tamil Nadu, cussion of the role that the desirable nor is it going to count is deeply disturbing, Claiming Accountability, the demise of communism, Exploring the causes and
newspapers for more than there has been trouble RBI has tried to perform in work. and this book of oral history Seeking Justice. Without go- Second-Hand Time, where frequency of rogue waves, a
three decades. He was also between him and the gov- its domain. But this is per- One hopes that Raghavan is an important one on the ing into issues like Muslim she recorded the voices of writer examines how they are
involved in the writing of ernor (p 235)”) haps too little and too late draws on his knowledge of narratives of marginalised personal law, Islam, politics men and women rarely created, how they live and
Volume 3 (1967-81) of the offi- Yet, Raghavan has not for a book which its title sug- the central bank to critically Muslim women. As they or the question of Muslim given an opportunity to die, and their diferent types.
cial history of RBI and for a been able to distill his vast gests is about the tussle examine this new role of the write in the introduction, identity, the writers draw speak. They didn't speak of He asks whether we can learn
while Volume 4 (1981-97). He knowledge of the detail into between the RBI and the RBI in his next book, a Lalita and Dhanraj docu- out experiences of violence lofty ideals or politics, but of something from experience
says for close to a decade he a straightforward story. The government and the preface closely argued analysis writ- mented life histories of 75 these women had, "whether their daily lives, their joy and if meteorologists can
also had access to the treatment is far too episodic says is about the RBI’s role in ten for the layperson. Muslim women survivors of instigated or abetted by the and pain. provide warnings.

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017


Will Mumbai Indians steal Pune Supergiant’s thunder?
Memories of the three defeats this season may weigh the former champion down in the inal
Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) B Rising Pune Supergiant v
virtually waltzed its way into Mumbai Indians
the Vivo Indian Premier B Sony Six, Sony ESPN & Sony
League final. The first to get Max, 8 p.m.
cricket’s shortest format If Mumbai has more men
completes a decade and its who have figured in finals of
showpiece reaches its climax the past, it may be the last
at the Rajiv Gandhi Interna- hurrah for the Pune squad,
tional stadium here on which may be wound up
Sunday. next season when the ori-
It has been a relatively ginal sides return, unless the
rocky road to the showdown IPL is expanded to include 10
for Mumbai Indians (MI), teams. Should Pune show
puffing and panting through the nervousness of a novice
the playoffs. Memories of on the big stage, there will al-
three defeats in this the ways be the steadying hand
decennial edition at the of a hardened pro such as
hands of the same adversary, Dhoni.
may be hard to erase. Its pas- The pitch has been two-
sage to the prize fight may paced at times through sea-
even appear a little jaded. son 10 but mostly tilts in fa-
A freshness to the chal- vour of the batsmen. Baked
lenge will be one of several firmly by over 40 degrees
factors favouring Pune. Celsius temperatures, the 13-
day break from the previous
Big plus match may add its own mys-
Its ability to adapt and im- tique to how the surface be-
provise will be a big plus. haves.
The vagaries of wickets The guile of Jasprit Bum-
through the tournament rah and Unadkat’s incisive in-
haven’t dented its campaign cutters should offer contrast-
much. M.S. Dhoni’s flourish ing contours to the culmina-
at the finish at this very tion of a largely
venue had made the Sun- The ultimate prize: Having come second best to Steve Smith in all encounters earlier, Rohit Sharma will hope to better his rival in bowler-driven season.
risers Hyderabad’s attack, the match that counts. Here the two skippers pose with the trophy on the eve of the inal. K.R. DEEPAK * With the dice loaded so
the most potent of the tour- much in favour of Pune,
nament until then, look its batting, in bowling Jaydev here. Hyderabad will not in a beaten run to rubble. either. It could add a few ad- for Sunrisers in a couple of Kieron Pollard, this being a Mumbai will have to marshal
ordinary. Unadkat should prove quite a hurry forget the destruction The Mumbai Indians will ditional revs to the wrist seasons. happy hunting ground for quite a magical performance
If the class of Steve Smith handful on a strip he made he wreaked, reducing the not be short on familiarity spinning craft of say Karn It could bring out the best the two hit men, simply dev- to steal the thunder from its
and Ajinkya Rahane bolster his own on his last foray home side’s fortress and un- with the scene of battle Sharma, who had turned out from Rohit Sharma and astating when they get going. rival.

Need to do better, I just want to bowl well
says Jayawardene and help MI win: Karn
‘We got a wake-up call against RPS’
KKR batsmen ind the leggie too hot to handle
Special Correspondent
HYDERABAD Ashwin Achal
Mumbai Indians coach Ma- Bengaluru
hela Jayawardene said that Gone are the days when
the team is aware that it has spinners were considered li-
to play better cricket in the abilities at the M. Chin-
final against Rising Pune Su- naswamy Stadium. In sea-
pergiant on Sunday. sons past, the flat pitch,
On the eve of the final small boundaries and big
here on Saturday, Jay- hitters had made life difficult
awardene said that it was for the slower bowlers. This
imperative for it to make trend has since been
sure everything goes right. reversed.
“We got a wake-up call in Mahela Jayawardene. This year, the surface has
the first playoff when we *
K.R. DEEPAK evolved into a slow turner,
lost to Pune. At the same which offers turn and grip. A
time it also helped us to re-
group and come up with a
> Yes, we do not have
great history against
wily tweaker can make his
mark, provided he has the

Lucky enough to get a good good team effort [against
Kolkata Knight Riders to
earn the berth in the final],”
Pune. Hopefully
tomorrow we make
sure we are better
skill and uses it efficiently.
Mumbai Indian’s Karn
Sharma did just that, help-
he said. ing his side go past Kolkata
combination: Fleming “We tried to be consistent
right through this edition.
Rohit Sharma,
MI skipper on his team’s poor record
against RPS
Knight Riders (KKR) in the
IPL Qualifer-2 held here on
We hope to have one good Friday.
V.V. Subrahmanyam Mumbai. I hope to have a day tomorrow. awardene’s efforts saying, “I The leg-spinner was at his
HYDERABAD good first IPL final person- “The pitches at various must stress about the contri- very best, and recorded a Getting it done: After Karn Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah shared
Rising Pune Supergiant cap- ally,” said Smith. venues have posed different bution of Mahela, who has match-winning four for 16 seven wickets between them, Krunal Pandya inished things of
tain Steve Smith said his Pune Supergiant coach challenges. What is import- been part of different teams haul. Karn has not been a for Mumbai Indians with an unbeaten 45. K. BHAGYA PRAKASH *

team goes into the final with Stephen Fleming said both ant is that we adapt to the over the years. His experi- permanent fixture in the MI
confidence after beating Pune and Mumbai have playing conditions that are ence is the key to our suc- eleven this year, with left- team needs me and I just at playing something, then
Mumbai Indians in all three played good cricket so far on offer. Can’t have a pre- cess. He understands what a arm spinner Krunal Pandya want to bowl well and win they back themselves to do
games of this edition. and whoever plays better mindset about a wicket,” ad- team needs whether it wins and seasoned offie Har- the match for them. That’s it. Sometimes it pays off,
After defeating Mumbai in will win on Sunday. ded Jayawardene. or loses.” bhajan Singh getting the nod more important,” he said. sometimes it does not.”
Qualifier-1, Smith’s men had Fleming said MS [Dhoni] Team skipper Rohit On the losing streak in the first half of the MI’s opponent in the fi- The Uttar Pradesh crick-
a three-day break. “It [the has always been a very calm Sharma too made a note of against RPS, Rohit said, tournament. nal, Rising Pune Supergiant, eter did admit that the team
break] was good and we all person, and so is Steve. “Per- the great team effort so far. “Yes, we do not have great An injury to Krunal gave has won all three matches total was nowhere near
had a good training session formances are the key and “We certainly have not history against Pune. They Karn the chance to step in. played between the two enough, adding: “Getting
before the final,” he said. Stephen Fleming. * K.R. DEEPAK both have been outstanding. had brilliant individual per- have played quality cricket. Harbhajan, on the other sides this year. Karn, how- out for 107 — we need to
They have been a great influ- formances but players at dif- Hopefully tomorrow we hand, lost his spot after leak- ever, was not worried about work hard on our batting
Dhoni’s vital inputs cricket, worked with MS a ence on the young players in ferent levels have taken the make sure we are better. ing 45 runs in three overs in the poor record. now.” KKR, shunted out of
The Supergiant skipper said lot, trying to get the best out the side. I just hope they responsibility to help the “I do feel toss is import- a league match against Kings While the MI bowling at- the competition, have a full
the final on Sunday was an- and hope to have one big come good as we gear up for team cross the line at differ- ant but definitely don’t feel XI Punjab. Karn did only tack came out with flying year to sort out this
other big opportunity for day tomorrow [Sunday],” he the big challenge ahead. I ent stages of this edition and that your planning has to marginally better in that fix- colours, some senseless bat- shortcoming.
M.S. Dhoni, one of the most said. am quietly confident,” he reach the final,” said Rohit. change according to ture, but was given an exten- ting from KKR made their The scores:
successful players in the IPL. On Washington Sundar, said. “So we are not worried whether you win or lose the ded run. task that much easier. KKR Kolkata Knight Riders 107 in
“What we have to appreciate Smith said the off-spinner “Most of the coach’s job is about key players not deliv- toss. Karn’s big test came on leg-spinner Piyush Chawla 18.5 overs (Ishank Jaggi 28,
is that he has been around had a fantastic game against done before the start of the ering consistently. Person- “Sometimes unexpected Friday, in a do-or-die knock- sought to take refuge in the Suryakumar Yadav 31, Karn
for so long and has always Mumbai which had quite a IPL when the auction takes ally, I am not thinking as a things do happen. This is a out clash and he delivered. cliched “back your strength” Sharma four for 16, Jasprit
been sharing his views few quality players in its place and the right combina- captain aiming for a third neutral venue, conditions After a job well done, mantra. Bumrah three for seven,
which have been really help- ranks. “It was an acid test for tions are looked for. We title-triumph in the IPL. I different for both teams. Karn was asked about being Asked if his batters let the Mitchell Johnson two for 28)
ful to the team,” said Smith. guys like him and he did were lucky enough to get would simply like to play the “We have learnt from our preferred over Harbhajan side down with poor shot se- lost to Mumbai Indians 111 for
“Personally, playing in the really well. them this edition. I would kind of cricket that is expec- mistakes (in the earlier Singh. He spotted the wrong lection, Piyush replied: four in 14.3 overs (Rohit Sharma
IPL has been a lot of fun for “We have had a very suc- just tell the boys to enjoy the ted of us.” losses against Pune),” he ’un from a mile away. “That totally depends on the 26, Krunal Pandya 45 n.o., Piy-
me. I have played good cessful season and so has final,” said Fleming. He also lauded Jay- added. “That’s not in my hands. The batsman. If someone is good ush Chawla two for 34).

Vidit and Vaishali bag bronze medals ARCHERY

Wang Hao and Kim Phung clinch the title
Indian men claim compound gold
Press Trust of India
Sports Bureau Thanh An of Vietnam to take Shanghai
Chengdu (China) her tally to 6.5 points and The Indian men’s compound
Vidit Gujrathi and R. Vaishali the third place. archery team on Saturday
did India proud by winning Another Vietnamese wo- won the gold medal at the
the bronze at the Asian chess man, Vo Thi Kim Phung, World Cup Stage-I, beating
championship at Chengdu, emerged as the champion, Colombia in the final here.
China, on Saturday. drawing with India’s Mary The team comprising Ab-
Fifth seed Vidit would Ann Gomes, who also took hishek Verma, Chinna Raju
have been aiming even the fourth place, with six Srither and Amanjeet Singh
higher as he had began the points. prevailed 226-221 over the
final round as one of the five The champion finished Colombians.
joint leaders after defeating her campaign with 7.5 The Colombian team com-
the host’s Bai Jinshi on the points. The runner-up spot prised Camilo Andres Car-
previous day. R. Vaishali. Vidit Gujrathi. was taken by Kazakhstan’s dona, Jose Carlos Ospina and
Playing black, he, how- Gulishkan Nakhbayeva with Daniel Munoz.
ever, had to settle for a draw lesser score in the tie-break- spectively. S.P. Sethuraman seven points. The Indians grabbed a
in the concluding round with ers. Vidit finished with 6.5 and Deep Sengutha scored Like Mary, compatriots slender lead in the opening
top seed Yu Yangyi of China. points. 5.5 points each to finish 11th Padmini Rout, seeded set by clinching it 58-57 and
Another Chinese, Wang Half-a-point behind him and 13th respectively. fourth, and Swati Ghate also built on it in the next three to
Hao took the title with seven were B. Adhiban and Surya In the women’s event, scored six points each and emerge triumphant.
points, the same as compat- Shekhar Ganguly, who were Vaishali scored a crucial win were placed seventh and The Colombians did man-
riot Bu Xiangzhi, who had a placed eighth and ninth re- with black over Ngueyen Thi eighth respectively. age to tie the third set 52-52. Finishing on top: The victorious members of the Indian men’s compound team.

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017

Geremew will be the man to beat New Zealand
The blistering summer may put a spanner in the works completes sweep
N. Sudarshan
BENGALURU TCS WORLD 10K Press Trust of India penalty corner for India to
Hamilton make it 2-1.
German policewoman’s Two-time defending cham- pion, Kenya’s Irene Cheptai, There was no end to the In- New Zealand fought back
tryst with destiny pion Mosinet Geremew will will be the biggest draw. dian women’s hockey with Pippa Hayward earning
be the man to beat at the TCS Compatriot Gladys Chesir,
BERLIN team’s misery as it went the third goal in the 27th
A German policewoman will World 10k here on Sunday. the fastest woman in the down 2-6 to New Zealand in minute. Skipper Rani re-
next season become the first The 25-year-old Ethiopian is field with a personal best of the final match for a 0-5 duced the margin in the
woman referee in Europe’s in a rich vein of form, after 30:41, would hope for better whitewash on Saturday. 33rd minute from a penalty
top leagues after she was having won the Yangzhou In- luck after a heat stroke cut
ternational Half Marathon in The Black Sticks were un- corner before New Zealand
promoted to officiate in the short her challenge for scored three goals in four
China last month in a time of troubled from the start with
Bundesliga on Friday. Bibiana second spot with roughly a minutes.
60:56. Olivia Merry converting a
Steinhaus has previously kilometre to go in the last
splendid field goal in the The result: New Zealand 6
been a fourth official for “Athletes are strong here,” edition.
fourth minute of the first (Olivia Merry 2, Pippa Hay-
Bundesliga matches and said Geremew when asked
Competition is also expec- quarter. She came up with ward, Natasha Fitzsimons,
although a German FA (DFB) why he likes it here in
ted from former champions another field goal in the 15th Samantha Harrison, Kirsten
referee since 1999, she Bengaluru. “It’s also a good
Helah Kiprop (2012) and minute. Deep Grace Ekka Pearce) bt India 2 (Deep Grace
knows the spotlight will be time to run. But I don’t like
Wude Yimer (2010), who fin- successfully converted a Ekka, Rani).
on her when she takes charge the hot weather.”
ished second and third re-
of a top-flight game. AFP The weather may well put spectively in 2016.
a spanner in the works. In a
departure from the past, the
Elite men’s race will be the
The Indian Elite field will,
however, wear a depleted
Rimanshu puts
last event of the day, starting
at 8.50 a.m., nearly an hour
and a half later than last
look. Defending champions
G. Lakshmanan and Swati
Gadhave are both missing,
SAI in inal
Recipe for success: The leading contenders in the men’s section — Leonard Komon, Zane
year. With the city in the because of the Federation
Robertson and defending champion Mosinet Geremew — took some time of with event PRINCIPAL CORRESPONDENT Madhya Pradesh three
midst of a blistering summer Cup athletics champion- BENGALURU
ambassador Stephanie Rice to rustle up some pasta. K. MURALI KUMAR *
minutes into the second
Verstappen to remain — the heavy rain on ships, which will start in ten
Sports Authority of India half.
loyal to Red Bull Thursday notwithstanding — days’ time and serve as the
with the aim of breaking the World Record-holder Le- pionships in March, he came from a goal down to The results (semifinals):
it remains to be seen how ad- selection trials for the Asian
JOHANNESBURG course record (27:44) here.” onard Komon, the other big hoped this year would be his edge Madhya Pradesh Chandigarh 10 (Sukhman
Belgian-Dutch racing driver verse its effect will be. Championship in
The 27-year-old, who name in the fray. “best year.” Hockey Academy 2-1 and Singh 16 & 46, Mandeep 38,
Max Verstappen has vowed Bhubaneswar in July.
“It is scaring the hell out trains in Kenya, ran the fast- Kenya’s Komon, who set enter the final of the Hockey Sanjay 40, Maninder Singh 42
to honour his contract with of me,” said New Zealand’s est 10km time in the world the record of 26:44 way back Cheptai the biggest draw So are M.D. Yunus, winner India sub-junior National & 50, Amandeep 47, Sukhjeet
Red Bull, however, insisting Zane Robertson with a laugh. last year, clocking 27:28 in in 2010, has endured more In the women’s field, the of the 2016 Kolkata 25K, and championship. Singh 59, Sahibjeet Singh 63,
that he wants to emerge “I went for a run at 5.30 a.m. Berlin and is one of the con- than his fair share of injuries. 2016 winner Peres Monica Athare, the Half Rimanshu scored both Harpreet Singh 69) bt Odisha 1
victor at a point of time in the and it was hot. But I have tenders here. But after having finished a Jepchirchir isn’t returning, Marathon champion at the goals, off penalty corners, (Ajay Kumar Ekka 9).
future. The 18-year-old been training in the desert Geremew was once his strong 12th at the IAAF but the reigning women’s 2017 Standard Chartered for SAI after Shailendra SAI 2 (Rimanshu 50 & 66) bt
became the youngest race for this race. I have prepared training partner. So was 10k World Cross Country Cham- world cross country cham- Mumbai Marathon. Singh had given the lead for MPHA 1 (Shailendra Singh 48).
winner in Formula One when
he won last year’s Spanish

Cleveland Cavaliers tie a
GP. “For the moment, I have a
contract, they also gave me
the opportunity to get into
Nadal targets French Open after defeat
Formula One, so there’s also

winning-streak record
a bit of a loyal side to it,” he Agence France-Presse proach and impressive range
added. ANI Rome of shots on a shocked centre
Rafael Nadal will set his court.
sights on winning a 10th Nadal, meanwhile, said he
French Open title, after a day intends to have a free week-
of “fishing or golf”, following end before ramping up his Cruise to 130-86 blowout of Boston Celtics to take a 2-0 lead
his shock defeat to Dominic preparations for Roland Gar-
Thiem in the Rome Masters ros from Monday.
quarterfinals on Friday. “Tomorrow I’ll be in Mal-
Nadal, a former seven- lorca fishing or playing golf,
Bowlers get captain’s time champion in the Italian or another thing. I’m going
seal of approval capital, had dominated the to rest a little bit, I think I de-
DUBLIN Austrian to win the Madrid serve it,” said Nadal. “Then
Mashrafe Mortaza was a Masters final last week. from Monday and Tuesday I
satisfied captain after But the Spanish fourth will start to prepare for Ro-
Bangladesh swept aside seed had no answer to the land Garros. It’s an import- Recharging: Rafael Nadal says he deserves a break after a few
Ireland to win its first match eighth seed’s aggressive ap- ant event for me.” hectic weeks. AFP *

in the One-Day International
Tri-Series. “We didn’t take
early wickets in the last RACING
match but this time the
bowlers did a really good job
and that’s something we are
looking for all the time,” said
Tutankhamun may score an encore
Mortaza. AFP BENGALURU: Tutankhamun, who
is in fine fettle, may score an en-
2. MAJURO, 3. CASEY mar 56.5, 7. Frenemee (2) Rayan
Ahmed 56.5, 8. Honour (7) K. 8 AMAZING GRACE PLATE
(1,400m), rated 00 to 20, 4-
Harikrishna holds
core in the Karnataka Juvenile Mil-
lion (1,400m), the chief event of
(Div. II), (1,400m), rated 30 to
50, 2-30: 1. Streak Ahead (8) P. Tre-
Mukesh 56.5, 9. Alexandrite (4)
S.A. Amit 55, 10. Thomas More
y-o & over, 5-00: 1. Wonder Wo-
man (4) Akshay Kumar 60, 2.
the races to be held here on vor 60, 2. Tootsie Roll (9) Suraj (6) A. Sandesh 55, 11. I’ve Got Jack Of Hearts (8) A. Imran Khan
Sunday (May 21). Narredu 60, 3. Dont Dilly Dally (4) Clout (8) Deepak Singh 54 and 59, 3. Sharpshooter (7) M.
Putting behind the False rails will be declared on the 12. Amazing Skill (9) N. Rawal Prabhakaran 59, 4. Golden Nim-
Nazerul Alam 59.5, 4. Manifold (7)
disappointment of a loss in race day. Neeraj 59.5, 5. Occitan (3) A. 51.5. bus (2) P.P. Dhebe 58.5, 5. Peppa
the last game, Indian Sandesh 59.5, 6. Perfect Legacy (1) 1. MICHAELA, 2. EL FENIX, 3. (11) Nikhil Naidu 58.5, 6. Repsol
Grandmaster P. Harikrishna 1 ROMANTIC DANCER PLATE (Div.
II), (1,200m), rated 15 to 35, 1-
30: 1. Princeazeem (8) Syed Imran
Ramesh Kumar 59.5, 7. Dont Trust
Anyone (6) Rajesh Kumar 59, 8.
THOMAS MORE (9) S. John 58, 7. Helios (6)
Rajesh Kumar 57, 8. Simple Sum
Soaring: Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James became the irst player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
in 1970 to score 30 points in eight straight NBA playof games. AP

bounced back with a draw Prize Finder (2) Adarsh 58.5 and 9. (5) Suraj Narredu 57, 9. Sponge
60, 2. Chloe (2) Sai Kiran 59.5, 3. LION (1,400m), 3-y-o,
against Russian GM Evgeny Love Is Life (5) Ashhad Asbar 58. Bob (10) Neeraj 55, 10. Reverber-
Shivalik Honour (4) Nikhil Naidu (Terms), 4-00: 1. Silver Ikon (5) ating (12) Kuldeep Singh 54.5, 11. Reuters Celtics, Isaiah Thomas was
Tomashevsky in the seventh 58, 4. Star Line (5) Akshay Kumar
round of the FIDE Moscow 58, 5. Tough Sussex (1) Raja Rao
Srinath 57, 2. Tutankhamun (1)
Suraj Narredu 57, 3. Capo De
Al Faaris (3) A. Merchant 53.5
and 12. Miss Wonder (1) M. Ku-
Boston NBA lost to a right hip strain at
58, 6. Mayweather (7) P.P. Dhebe Capi (4) P. Trevor 54.5, 4. Maur- The defending champion halftime. He assisted on six
Grand Prix here. Playing with
white, Harikrishna got off to
57, 7. Irish Prince (9) M. Kumar
55.5, 8. Arabian Promise (3) Rajesh
(Div. I), (1,200m), rated 15 to
35, 3-00: 1. Flotus (6) T.M.
itania (2) A. Sandesh 53 and 5.
Glittering Gold (3) K. Mukesh
mar 52.5.
1. SIMPLE SUM, 2. WONDER WO- Cleveland Cavaliers ex-
Game 5 next Thursday.
The win was the 13th
of his team’s 11 baskets in the
Kumar 55 and 9. Calico Star (6) MAN, 3. GOLDEN NIMBUS ploded to a 72-31 half-time half. James dished out seven
a good opening and was Prashant 60, 2. Juneau (5) P. Tre- 51.5. straight playoff victory for
Deepak Singh 55. lead — the largest half-time assists and added four re-
evenly poised for much of the
initial phases. However, he
vor 59, 3. Royal Serenity (4) Suraj
Narredu 59, 4. Why Should I (2) S.
John 58.5, 5. Croziet (8) Praveen
(Div. I), (1,400m), rated 30
to 50, 5-30: 1. Hidden Soldier (1)
advantage in playoff history
Cavaliers, who have not lost
since Game 4 of last year’s
bounds, four steals and
miscalculated his 24th move
and allowed the Russian to 2 MINISTERIAL TROPHY (Div. II),
(1,200m), maiden 3-y-o only,
Shinde 56.5, 6. Above The Rest (1)
G. Naresh Kumar 55.5, 7. Calico
I), (1,200m), maiden 3-y-o
(Terms), 4-30: 1.
Rajesh Kumar 60, 2. Storm (4)
A. Merchant 60, 3. Alaina (2) S.
— and cruised to 130-86 blo-
wout of Boston Celtics to
NBA Finals. The streak tied
an NBA record. LeBron
three blocked shots, while
Kevin Love had 21 points
take advantage mid-way into (Terms), 2-00: 1. Casey (11) S. John King (7) Bhawani Singh 55 and 8. John 58.5, 4. Yellowzone (3) take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern and 12 rebounds and Kyrie
Amaethon (9) R. Manjunath 56, James scored 22 of his 30
Moon Blink (3) R. Anand 52. Shobhan 57.5, 5. Themis (8) A.
the game. But the Indian 56, 2. Ultimate Tycoon (9) A. 2. Apalachee (1) P. Trevor 56, 3. Conference finals. Irving 23 points. The trio
Ramu 56, 3. Alberetta (8) Neeraj 1. ROYAL SERENITY, 2. JUNEAU, 3. Bold Move (5) S.A. Amit 56, 4.
Sandesh 57, 6. Turf Star (7) points in the first half.
hung on and with time FLOTUS Srinath 57, 7. Sana (6) Suraj It was the biggest playoff went a combined 11 of 21
54.5, 4. Fantastic App (3) I. Chisty Carnarvon (6) R. Marshall 56, 5. James, the first player
running out both the players 54.5, 5. Lady Majestic (2), Kiran Golden Hope (3) Kuldeep Singh
Narredu 56.5 and 8. Odyssey (5) win for Cavaliers and Celtics’ from three-point range.
decided to share the point.
Naidu 54.5, 6. Majuro (7) A.
Sandesh 54.5, 7. Mint (4)
(1,400m), rated 45 to 65, 4-y-o &
56, 6. Goshawk (10) A. Sandesh
56, 7. Great Tribute (8) Srinath
M. Naveen 55.5
1. THEMIS, 2. SANA, 3. ALAINA worst home playoff loss.
since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(1970) with eight straight 30- The result: Eastern Confer-
Jagadeesh 54.5, 8. Piccola (5) P.P. over, 3-30: 1. Michaela (10) P. Tre- 56, 8. Golda Mae (2) Jagadeesh Day’s best: APALACHEE The series now shifts to point playoff games, and the ence: Cavaliers 130 (LeBron
Dhebe 54.5, 9. Sabrina (6) P. Tre- 54.5, 9. Malana (4) J. Chinoy 54.5 Double: ALBERETTA - rest of the Cleveland starters
TV PICKS vor 54.5, 10. Smile Of Peace (10) K.
vor 60, 2. Topaz (12) Darshan 59.5,
3. El Fenix (3) Srinath 58, 4. Amaz- and 10. Rosebrook (7) K. TUTANKHAMUN
Cleveland for Games 3 and 4
on Sunday and Tuesday with were pulled with 1:47 left in
James 30, Kevin Love 21, Irving
23) bt Celtics 86 (Jaylen Brown
Mukesh 54.5 and 11. Suzette (1) R. ing Redd (11) P.P. Dhebe 57, 5. Mukesh 54.5. Jkt: 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9; Tr (i): 1, 2
NBA: Sony Six & Six HD, 6 Ajinkya 54.5. Secret Dimension (1) K. Raghu 57, 1. APALACHEE, 2. GOSHAWK, 3. and 3; (ii): 4, 5 and 6; (iii): 7, 8 outmanned Boston just try- the third quarter. 19, Bradley 13, Horford 11).
a.m. (Monday) 1. ALBERETTA, 6. Fabulous Touch (5) Akshay Ku- MALANA and 9. ing to bring it back home for To make things worse for Cavaliers take 2-0 lead.


SUDOKU Royal Sceptre clinches Aditi misses
the cut

Sports ministry to
Karnataka Police Cup Press Trust of India
Williamsburg (USA)
check credentials of
Aditi Ashok missed her
Royal Sceptre
oicials, says Goel
BENGALURU: Kumar) 4. 3-1/4, 13 and Lnk. 1m and Nose. 1m 15.03s. ₹25 (w), 13, first cut on the LPGA after
(Vishal N Bunde up) won the 26.71s. ₹13 (w), 11, 13 and 19 (p), 31 and 29 (p), SHP: 94, FP: 155, Q:
Karnataka Police Cup, the feature SHP: 21, FP: 19, Q: 16, Trinella: 51 98, Trinella: 1,087 and 357, Ex- she finished with six-over
event of the races held here on and 37, Exacta: 118 and 69. Fa- acta: 4,717 and 1,934. Favourite: 77, which saw her exit from
Saturday (May 20). The winner is vourite: Shaman. Owners: United Shining Magic. Owners: Mr. the Kingsmill Champion-
owned by Mr. Abdul Azeez and Racing & Bloodstock Breeders Ltd Sharath M. Narayana, Mr. Girish Press Trust of India
trained by Neil Darashah. rep. by Mr & Mrs. Vijay Mallya. Baliga, Mr. Mahesh Gunda Rao
ship here on Friday night.
New Delhi
THE RESULTS: Trainer: S. Attaollahi. and Mr. J.M. Shankar. Trainer: V. Nothing went right for
Lokanath. Aditi from the start and she The Union Sports Minister,
(1,400m), rated 15 to 35: 4 SIR M. VISVESVARAYA ME-
MORIAL CUP (1,200m), rated bowed out of the event. Vijay Goel, said on Saturday
that the government would
MAJESTICAL (Srinath) 1, Thunder-
squall (S.A. Amit) 2, Masters Glory
(A. Merchant) 3 and Amazing
45 to 65: SIOBHAN (A. Sandesh) 1,
Krieger (Akshay Kumar) 2, Gypsy
(Suraj Narredu) 3 and Siyouni (M.
7 DUPONT PLATE (1,600m),
rated 30 to 45, 4-y-o & over:
TANOURA (Suraj Narredu) 1,
She opened with a par,
but then slipped with a
scrutinise the credentials of
Tuscano (Neeraj) 2, Proudprince officials selected to accom-
Love (Antony Raj) 4. Nose, 1-3/4 Ayyar) 4. Not run: Ambleside. 1- double on the 11th and fur-
and 6. 1m 28.85s. ₹18 (w), 12, 18 1/4, Nk and 7. 1m 13.48s. ₹27 (w), (R. Pradeep) 3 and Star Comrade pany athletes during multi-
and 44 (p), SHP: 42, FP: 58, Q: 42, (Akshay Kumar) 4. 2-3/4, 2 and 1- ther bogeys on 12th, 13th, disciplinary events.
14, 74 and 13 (p), SHP: 301, FP:
Trinella: 373 and 230, Exacta: 2,136, Q: 833, Trinella: 2,154 and 3/4. 1m 40.48s. ₹39 (w), 16, 40 and 16th and 18th.
29 (p), SHP: 109, FP: 706, Q: 412, Goel’s comments came as
1,204 and 307. Favourite: 283, Exacta: 82,797 (carried over) A birdie in between on
Majestical. Owner: M.A.M. and 35,484. Favourite: Gypsy. Trinella: 2,732 and 1,214, Exacta: the CBI is probing two doc-
Ramaswamy Chettiar Of Chetti- Owners: Mr. Marthand Singh 8,593 and 2,251. Favourite: Lam- 14th was small compensa- tors — Pawan Deep Singh
nad Charitable Trust rep. by Mr. Mahindra & Mrs. Rina Mahindra. rei. Owner: Mighty Heart Racing tion as she turned in five- and R.S. Negi — who were al-
A.C. Muthiah. Trainer: G. Karthik. Trainer: S. Attaollahi. Syndicate. Trainer: Neil over 40.
Darashah. legedly sent to the Rio
(1,200m), rated 15 to 35, 4-y-o 5 KARNATAKA POLICE CUP
(1,400m), rated 60 & above:
On the back nine, Aditi
had two more bogeys for a
Olympics with an 118-mem-
ber Indian contingent
Solution to yesterday’s Sudoku & over: ZAFRINA (Suraj Narredu)
1, Golden Success ( Jagadeesh) 2,
ROYAL SCEPTRE (Vishal N Bunde)
1, Magistero (A. Sandesh) 2, Ayr- 8 ASTOUNDING PLATE (Div. I),
(1,200m), rated 15 to 35, 4-y-o
& over: COOL SPRINGS (Shobhan)
total score of five-over 147, without having the required
Vijay Goel. * FILE PHOTO
Cashmere (Sujit Kumar P) 3 and ton (Antony Raj) 3 and Rafa after her one-under 70 in qualifications.
Wrekin (R. Manish) 4. Not run: 1, Girl With Pearl (A. Imran Khan)
(Srinath) 4. 2-1/2, 1-1/4 and 1-1/4.
High Hawk. 3/4, Lnk and 2-3/4. 1m 1m 26.65s. ₹65 (w), 17, 12 and 50
2, Flicka (Vishal N Bunde) 3 and the first round. “We will ask the Indian Olympics,” Goel said.
Loveisintheair (Rajesh Kumar) 4.
16.55s. ₹22 (w), 13, 15 and 63 (p), (p), SHP: 38, FP: 169, Q: 53,
1, Lnk and Shd. 1m 14.88s. ₹121 Lexi Thompson in on Olympic Association (IOA) “Of course, the federa-
SHP: 39, FP: 64, Q: 43, Trinella: Trinella: 1,579 and 1,379, Exacta: top of a packed leader- to submit resumes, expert- tions will select the doctors
566 and 393, Exacta: 3,647 and (w), 29, 14 and 45 (p), SHP: 37, FP:
3,901 and 1,014. Favourite: Magis-
1,719. Favourite: Zafrina. Owner: tero. Owner: Mr. Abdul Azeez.
289, Q: 66, Trinella: 2,023 and board at 12-under par and ise of contingents and other and other support staff.
1,077, Exacta: 52,040 and 44,605. holds the 36-hole lead. details of the people accom-
Mr. S. Pathy. Trainer: Irfan Trainer: Neil Darashah.
Favourite: Girl With Pearl. Owner:
“But they will have to
Ghatala. Thompson, looking to pick panying Indian athletes. send the names and bio data

(1,400m), maiden 3-y-o only,
(1,200m), rated 30 to 50, 5-y-o
& over: MARIKO (Suraj Narredu) 1,
Mr. B.E. Vasanth Kumar. Trainer:
Kishan Thomas. up her first win of the 2017 “We will examine of all such people before we
season, leads fellow Amer- whether the person fulfils allow them to go to events
(Terms): SHAMAN (P. Trevor) 1, Manta Ray (Rayan Ahmed) 2, Jackpot: ₹33,543 (19 tkts.); Run-
Castanea (S. John) 2, So Mi Dar Prazsky (Chetan Gowda) 3 and ner-up: ₹715 (382 tkts.); Treble (i); ican Gerina Piller by three- the criteria before permit- like the Olympics,” the min-
(Akshay) 3 and Spot Light (Akshay Powerscourt (S. John) 4. 3-1/4, Nk ₹218 (89 tkts.); (ii): ₹679 (60 tkts.). strokes. ting them for events like the ister added.

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017


Dortmund seals Vikas deposes
Bagan’s attack vs BFC’s defence
Kolkata side, the overwhelming favourite
automatic CL spot committee
Y.B. Sarangi
Mohun Bagan will be an
Press Trust of India overwhelming favourite in
Fitting farewell for Lahm and Alonso New Delhi its Federation Cup title de-
Indian boxer Vikas fence against a depleted
Krishan, who had forfeited Bengaluru FC at the Barabati
his semifinal bout in the Stadium here on Sunday.
David Luiz earns
Asian Championships, ap- After missing the I-League
Brazil recall
peared before a disciplin- title by a wafer-thin margin,
ary committee of the Box- Bagan wants to soothe its
Chelsea defender David Luiz
ing Federation of India passionate supporters by re-
has returned to Brazil’s
(BFI) on Saturday to ex- taining the Federation Cup
national squad for football
plain his position and said crown.
friendlies against Argentina
he was satisfied with the The victory will help
and Australia next month.
hearing given to him. Bagan emulate its arch-rival
The 30-year-old has not
“I have given my version East Bengal’s feat of winning
represented the Selecao for
of the happenings. I am the Cup in consecutive edi-
more than a year but earned
satisfied with the oppor- tions since the introduction Time to deliver: After missing the I-League title, Mohun Bagan
a recall after impressing
tunity I was given to ex- of the National league in will be keen to defend the Federation Cup. BISWARANJAN ROUT *

coach Tite with his
plain things. I have told the 1996.
performances in Chelsea’s
committee members that AFC Cup finalist desire to win the title.
English Premier League
whoever is guilty deserves Bengaluru, which had a dis-
FEDERATION CUP “Bengaluru is a strong team.
title-winning campaign,
to be punished,” Vikas appointing I-League season, cruited striker Cornell Glen So are we. We know each
reports Xinhua news agency.
IANS said. wants to redeem some pride should play an important other’s strong and weak
by bagging the second most role. points...We are here to win
Jitu Rai 32nd coveted title and its right to
play in the continental event
For Bagan, its 3-1 win over
Bengaluru, in their last en-
the title,” said Sen.
The players have to over-

in free pistol for one more year.
The overexposure to each
gagement in the AFC Cup
despite resting some of its
come the hectic schedule
and humid conditions to
Champion stuf: Bayern Munich inished a Bundesliga season without a defeat at home for the other should make the sixth prominent players, should give their best as the tourna-
Sports Bureau
irst time since the 2007-08 edition. AP *
meeting of both sides in the be a morale booster. ment resumes after a week’s
season a less surprising Bagan coach Sanjoy Sen break. The 7 p.m. start
Reuters win over VfL Wolfsburg. World Championship silver
Munich EURO LEAGUES The results: medallist Jitu Rai could not
duel. Bagan has won twice,
while Bengaluru has tasted
made clear his team’s keen should provide some relief.
Bundesliga top scorer Pierre- be at his best in the 50-
tory over Freiburg to wrap Bundesliga: On Saturday: In- victory once. Two matches,
Emerick Aubameyang metre free pistol andwas
Sevilla coach Sampaoli scored a last-gasp winner to
give Borussia Dortmund a
up their runaway fifth suc-
cessive title triumph by 15
golstadt 1 (Pascal 41-pen) drew
with Schalke 1 (Avdijaj 2); Bay- placed 32nd with a score of
551 in the shooting World
including their Federation
Cup Group B clash, have ‘Good work culture
wants Argentina job points. Carlo Ancelotti’s side ern Munich 4 (Robben 4, Vidal ended in draws.
Cup in Munich on Sat-
Sevilla manager Jorge
nail-biting 4-3 victory over
Werder Bremen on Saturday
finished on 82 points, with
Leipzig, which squandered a
73, Ribery 90+1, Kimmich
90+4) bt Freiburg 1 (Petersen urday. He failed to qualify
for the final by seven
Bengaluru coach Albert
Roca admitted that Bagan
behind Bagan’s success’
Sampaoli said on Friday it had and secure its automatic two-goal lead to draw 2-2 76); Borussia Dortmund 4 would be the favourite and
been a childhood dream to Champions League group (Reus 32 & 75-pen), Aubamey- points. Special correspondent the final of the Fed Cup,”
with Eintracht Frankfurt, the final would be a contest
coach his native Argentina, stage spot. ang 42, 89-pen) bt Werder Bre- The results: Men: 50m free CUTTACK Katsumi said.
ending up second on 67, between Bagan’s attack and
but acknowledged any move Aubameyang, who scored men 3 (Junuzovic 7, Bartels pistol: 1. Jin Jongoh (Kor) Katsumi Yusa has been “God is watching us.
Dortmund third on 64 and his team’s defence.
twice to be crowned top 45+1, Kruse 68); Borussia 230.5 WR (561); 2. Joao Costa
from the La Liga club was Hoffenheim fourth on 62. Bagan has some potent an integral part of the Because of hard work we
scorer with 31 goals, one Monchenglabach 2 (Hazard 50, (Por) 228.3 (562); 3. Dimitrije
“not in my hands”. “There’s a Cologne beat Mainz 05 weapons, including Katsumi Mohun Bagan’s scheme reached the (Federation
ahead of Bayern Munich’s Raffael 65) drew with Darm- Grgic (Srb) 209.0 (564); 32.
clear intention from my 2-0 to hold on to fifth place Yusa, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Bal- of things for the last four Cup) final. Tomorrow if
stadt 2 (Schipplock 62, Heller Jitu Rai 551.
country to have me as coach Robert Lewandowski, con- on 49 points. want Singh, Daryl Duffy and seasons and the 28-year- we lose or win, it does
90); Eintracht Frankfurt 2 MQS: Om Prakash Mitharval
and, since I was young, it’s verted an 89th minute pen- Hertha Berlin, sixth on 49 Sony Norde, upfront to old Japanese captain of not matter. We [must]
(Vallejo 83, Blum 90) drew 559; Arun 557.
something that has appealed alty in the final round of the points, will also play in bother any opposition. the Kolkata-based club give 100 per cent. If we
with Leipzig 2 (Sabitzer 25, Women: 10m air rifle: Laura
to me,” Sampaoli said. “The Bundesliga matches to see Europe despite its 6-2 de- Bengaluru should use its understands the pressure give our life, then we will
Poulsen 56); FC Cologne 2 Georgeta Ilie (Rou) 250.2
reality will be given by the Dortmund finish third on 64 molition by Bayer tight backline, led by the of wearing the green-and- surely win the match.”
(Hector 43, Osako 87) bt Mainz (420.7); 2. Gabriela
president (of Sevilla, Jose points and seal the big Leverkusen while the 0; Hamburg 2 (Kostic 32, Wald- well-built John Johnson, to maroon jersey. Katsumi said a healthy
Vognarova (Cze) 246.5
Castro). There’s a contract to European bonus. Europa League ambitions of schmidt 88) bt Wolfsburg 1 foil any move. “We have to Katsumi said the dressing room and good
(418.4); 3. Sadeghian Armina
respect and nothing has yet It left Dortmund two Freiburg, seventh on 48, is (Knoche 23); Hertha Berlin 2 (Iri) 227.1 (419.4); 15. be brave, win the ball back passionate supporters of work culture, under the
been resolved.” AFP points clear of fourth-placed reliant on Dortmund win- (Weiser 71 Allagui 86-pen) lost Meghana Sajjanar 417.4. and counter-attack. We have Bagan always expected guidance of a protective
Hoffenheim, which drew 0-0 ning the German Cup next to 6 (Hernandez, Havertz 31 & MQS: Vinita Bhardwaj 416.7. the strength to go ahead and the team to win every coach Sanjoy Sen, were
against Augsburg and will week. Hamburg SV protec- 45+1, Kiesling 64-pen, 25m sports pistol: 1. Zhang attack,” said Roca. title. responsible for Bagan’s
now go into the Champions ted its proud record as the Aranguiz 81-pen, Pohjanpalo Jinging (Chn) 36 (585); 2. However, Bengaluru will “We have been good show, including its
League qualifying rounds. only club to have played in 90). Antoaneta Boneva (Bul) 34 miss the services of its in- winning either the I- 3-1 win over Bengaluru in
Champions Bayern Mu- Bundesliga every season La Liga: (585); 3. Anna Korakaki (Gre) jured captain and forward League or the Federation the AFC Cup in Kolkata.
nich provided a fitting since its creation in 1963 On Friday: Espanyol 2 (Leo 26 (587); 41. Muskan 572; 43. Sunil Chhetri and key mid- Cup in the last few years. “There is no secret.
farewell for retiring captain thanks to Luca Wald- Baptistao 3, Ruben Vezo og-8) Rahi Sarnobat 572. fielder Camron Watson, who This year we were second Dressing room is very
Philipp Lahm and Spaniard schmidt’s dramatic 89th bt Granada 1 (Andreas Pereira MQS: Annu Raj Singh 568; is serving suspension. In in the I- League and in nice.”
Xabi Alonso with a 4-1 vic- minute goal that sealed a 2-1 22). Chinki Yadav 559. such a scenario, recently-re-

Conte plans fitting
farewell for Terry
Zverev overcomes Isner
Coach Antonio Conte is
Halep enters inal; Bopanna and Sania out
planning a fitting farewell for
John Terry as the Chelsea ITALIAN OPEN
legend prepares for his
Stamford Bridge send-off Associated Press
against Sunderland on Rome
Sunday. Terry will leave Alexander ‘Sascha’ Zverev
Chelsea at the end of this became the youngest Mas-
season and his last ters Series finalist in 10 years
appearance at Stamford when he beat American vet-
Bridge, in a blue shirt at eran John Isner 6-4, 6-7(5),
least, promises to be an 6-1 at the Italian Open on
emotional experience for the Saturday.
defender. Terry would love Zverev, at 20, is the
his 717th appearance to come youngest on the ATP Tour
from the start rather than the since Novak Djokovic won
bench and Conte said: “John Miami in 2007 at the age of
is a champion and he 19. Rising star: Alexander Zverev became the youngest Masters
deserves the best.” AFP In the WTA event, Ro- Series inalist in 10 years when he beat John Isner. REUTERS *

mania’s Simona Halep made
India sweeps light of heavy conditions to
cruise into the final with a
Novak Djokovic dealt with
unfinished business by beat-
6-4, 6-7(5), 6-1. Quarterfinal:
Novak Djokovic bt Juan Martin
gold in Asian 7-5, 6-1 victory over Dutch
15th seed Kiki Bertens.
ing Argentina’s Juan Martin
del Potro 6-1, 6-4 in a rain-
del Potro 6-1, 6-4. Doubles:
Quarterfinal: Pierre-Hugues

juniors TT The win was Halep’s 12th
on clay this season and she
delayed quarterfinal.
Meanwhile, Rohan
Herbert & Nicolas Mahut bt Ro-
han Bopanna & Pablo Cuevas 7-
made sure of her first Rome Bopanna made a quarterfi- 6(5), 6-7(2), 12-10.
Press Trust of India final in an hour and 17 nal exit from the Rome Mas- Women: Semifinals: Simona
New Delhi minutes at the Foro Italico, ters while Sania Mirza exited Halep bt Kiki Bertens 7-5, 6-1.
After sealing their berths in with the start delayed by half from the WTA event, follow- Doubles: Semifinals: Martina
the Asian Juniors, to be an hour due to overnight ing a semifinal defeat here. Hingis & Yung-Jan Chan bt
held in Ansan (Korea) from rain. The results: Men: Semifinal: Sania Mirza & Yaroslava Shve-
June 29 to July 4, the In- Earlier, World No. 2 Alexander Zverev bt John Isner dova 6-3, 7-6(7).
dian paddlers continued
their winning ways to com-
plete a golden sweep of
team medals in the South
Asian junior table tennis
championships in
Colombo on Saturday.
In junior boys, the Indi-
ans first beat Pakistan 3-0
and followed it up with an-
other identical win over
host Sri Lanka to complete
their group engagement
and claim the gold.
India finished with eight
points, followed by Sri
Lanka (6).
In junior girls, India and
Sri Lanka had completed
the four-team group events
in that order on Friday,
winning gold and silver, re-
spectively, and qualify for
the event in Korea.
Archana Kamath, Moumita
Datta and Priyanka Pareek
did the star turn.
Similarly, in cadet girls,
India topped the league
chart with 3-0 win record
over Sri Lanka, Pakistan
and Maldives, thanks to
Anusha Kutumbale,
Swastika Ghosh and Van-
shika Bhargava, for the
second gold on Friday.