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Diplomatic skills helped Jumbo problem

Ansari in Rajya Sabha: Modi

Mehbooba discusses
Article 35A with Rajnath
Democracy is distinguished by protection to minorities: outgoing Vice-President
The Home Ministry held a
Special Correspondent
New Delhi Minorities are
series of consultations with
the Law Ministry on Article
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi on Thursday said Vice-
safer: Venkaiah
35A, which has been President Hamid Ansaris ex- Special Correspondent
challenged in the Supreme perience as a career diplo- NEW DELHI
Court through an PIL petition mat had come in handy Vice-President-elect M.
last month. J&K CM while dealing with his re- Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday
Mehbooba Mufti met Union sponsibility in the Rajya rejected as political
Home Minister Rajnath Singh Sabha. propaganda the view that
on Thursday and is learnt to In his speech at Mr. An- there is a sense of insecurity
have discussed the subject. saris farewell, Mr. Modi said among minorities, in what is Extended stay: Wild elephants were spotted at a river near the Mankara railway station in
NEWS A PAGE 10 Palakkad on Thursday. The elephants came from the Kalladikode forests in the district
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD he got to know the real being seen as a response to
meaning of career diplo- remarks made by the last week, and continue to disrupt life in the region. K. K. MUSTAFAH *

Buxar DMs body found,

suicide suspected mats only after he became outgoing Vice-President
Prime Minister as it was dif- Hamid Ansari in a television
Buxar DM Mukesh Pandey
was found dead on the
ficult to immediately inter-
pret the meaning of a diplo-
Some people are saying No more vehicle Flipkart gets
railway tracks near the mats handshake or smile. minorities are insecure. It is
$2.5 bn from
Ghaziabad station on
Thursday evening. It is
suspected that he committed
He said Mr. Ansari came
from a family that had been
in public life for over 100
a political propaganda.
Compared to the entire
world, minorities are more
insurance without SoftBank
suicide, the police said.
years, with a long associ-
ation with the Congress and
an active participation in the
safe and secure in India and
they get their due, Mr.
Naidu said. He said he
pollution certificate Reuters
Khilafat movement. former Vice-President S. ies. .... But at the same time disagreed with the view that A fund backed by Japans
On his last day in office, Radhakrishnan and said, A the minorities have also their there was growing This will help in curbing emissions: SC SoftBank has invested
Mr. Ansari began his speech democracy is likely to degen- responsibilities. This House intolerance, saying Indian close to $2.5 billion in on-
by reciting an Urdu couplet: erate into a tyranny if it does is a creation of the Constitu- society is the most tolerant Legal Correspondent Pollution Under Control line marketplace Flipkart
Mujhpe ilzaam itne lagaaye not allow opposition groups tion and reflective of the wis- because of its people and NEW DELHI programme in Delhi and the through primary and sec-
gaye, begunahi ke andaaz to criticise fairly, freely and dom and foresight of the civilisation. There is In a decision with far-reach- National Capital Region. ondary share purchases,
jaate rahe [I have been ac- frankly the policies of the founding fathers who wished tolerance that is why ing consequences, the Su- This report was submitted sources familiar with the
cused (unjustly) so many government. it to be a calibrated restraint democracy is so successful, preme Court on Thursday in the Supreme Court in matter said on Thursday.
FRIDAY REVIEW A 12 PAGES times, that proving my inno- He also said, A demo- on hasty legislation. he said. directed that vehicles April this year. The investment, by the
(TABLOID) cence was hard]. cracy is distinguished by the without valid pollution un- The court passed the or- SoftBank Vision Fund,
DELHI METRO A 6 PAGES He extensively quoted protection it gives to minorit- CONTINUED ON A PAGE 10 CONTINUED ON A PAGE 10 der control (PUC) certific- der on a petition for strin- gives Flipkart firepower to
ates would not be eligible gent steps to curb air pollu- compete with Amazon-
for the annual insurance. tion. .com, which has said it will

AIADMK group to move away from Sasikala

A Bench of Justices The Union Ministry of invest $5 billion in India.
Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Road Transport and High- Together with the $1.4
Gupta accepted the recom- ways was a party in the case billion it raised from Ten-
mendations of the Environ- and had responded posit- cent, online marketplace
In step towards merger, faction nullifies Dhinakarans appointment as party deputy general secretary ment Pollution (Prevention ively to the EPCA report. eBay and software giant
and Control) Authority The court agreed with the Microsoft, Flipkart will
T. Ramakrishnan against the partys by-laws he saw this as a half-way (EPCA) for mandatory link- EPCA that the linkage now have more than $4
CHENNAI and asked the cadre to ig- mark traversed by the ruling ing of PUC certificates with between PUC certificates billion of cash, the
Reaching out to the AIADMK nore Mr. Dhinakrans direct- faction, and that a merger annual insurance. and vehicle insurance Bengaluru headquartered
(Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) ives. Mr. Palaniswamis camp between the two factions would go a long way in en- company said in a state-
faction, led by former Chief also indicated that it was would reflect the wishes of EPCA recommendation suring compliance and a ment.
Minister O. Panneerselvam, keen on distancing itself the partys grassroots work- This recommendation was subsequent dip in vehicular
Chief Minister Edappadi K. from the jailed interim ers and the people of Tamil made by the EPCA in its re- emission levels. SON BACKS FLIPKART IN DUEL
Palaniswamis AIADMK general secretary V.K. Nadu. port on assessment of the CONTINUED ON A PAGE 10 AGAINST AMAZON A PAGE 14
(Amma) faction on Thursday Sasikala. The resolution referred to
decided to nullify T.T.V. However, Mr. Dhinakaran the fact that the appoint-
Dhinakarans appointment questioned the locus standi ments of Sasikala and Mr.
as party deputy general sec- of Mr. Palaniswami and his Dhinakaran were in dispute
retary. supporters in unseating and had been referred to the
A resolution adopted at a him and insisted that he Election Commission.
Edappadi K. Palaniswami arrives at the AIADMK headquarters meeting of the faction said would continue in his post.
in Chennai on Thursday. R. RAVINDRAN * the appointment was made Mr. Panneerselvam said CONTINUED ON A PAGE 10


For policewomen,
sole comfort
To spare them ill-fitting mens footwear
S. Vijay Kumar project with CFTI expertise
CHENNAI will now produce
Women police personnel lightweight and flexible
have as much of a shoes for women
demanding job as their personnel. The State is
male counterparts, but they ready with a budget.
have a peculiar ergonomics Additional Director-General
problem: the official shoes of Police (Prisons) C.
that they are given are Sylendra Babu said the
designed for men and, government had sanctioned
therefore, ill-suited to their 1.2 crore to set up a shoe
feet. unit for women.
That is set to change, as The shoes will be
Tamil Nadu has designed taking into
commissioned a account the nature
new design of work and
from the ergonomics. So
Central far, shoes
Footwear meant for men
Training were being
Institute supplied to
(CFTI) here. women, he
The Institute said.
has proposed Tamil Nadu
slip-on shoes will be the first
with State to make the
polyurethane soles departure.
and silicone gel insoles. Acknowledging that,
The exclusive shoes will Meeran C. Borwankar, DGP,
be made by Tamil Nadus Bureau of Police Research
prison industry wing. and Development, said it
Women constitute 33% of was a welcome initiative.
the 1.2 lakh members in the Police departments in
State police force. Delhi, Arunachal , Himachal
Footwear for police and the BSF issue the same
personnel has been type of shoes for men and
supplied only by the leather women, while Kerala and
factory in Vellore central Maharashtra provide funds
prison. for personnel to purchase
The Prison Departments their own shoes.





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AMU takes pledge for Sankalp Parva
Students, teachers take oath to dedicate themselves to social causes
Time to remove Articles 370, Woman delivers baby
outside hospital ward
Seminar on India-China
35A from Constitution: BJP exchanges postponed
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Meerut This follows Prime Minis- acting Dean at the Faculty of She was allegedly denied admission
any manner whatsoever for any claims As the nation observes the ter Narendra Modis call to Life Siences, led the pledge
and/or damages for advertisements in
this newspaper. 75th anniversary of the Quit the nation last Sunday to cel- and said that they had taken Staff Reporter time the doctor on duty The event is hosted by the Chinese Consulate in Kolkata
India movement, various ebrate this Independence the oath to create a new In- They have done great damage and hampered progress of Jammu and Kashmir BERHAMPUR scolded her for not getting
faculties and departments in Day as Sankalp Parva. Ad- dia that is strong, prosper- A pregnant woman, al- admitted on the day of the Special Correspondent Chinese Consul General Ma lam standoff from their per-
Aligarh Muslim University dressing the 34th edition of ous and inclusive. Terming They contended that it had forces to interfere in the in- legedly denied admission to EDD. She was allegedly Zhanwu on August 4. spective, the official told
> Prevailing
Press Trust of India Kolkata
took a pledge to observe In- Mann ki Baat, Mr. Modi had the Quit India movement an Jammu
situation in the disenfranchised their ternal matters of India. the labour ward, delivered a asked to return home again. Amid the ongoing standoff at The Hindu.
dependence Day as Sankalp said: We should celebrate important milestone, he Blaming Article 370 of the children. He said that Article 370 baby girl at the MKCG Med- However, she went into Doklam, a seminar hosted by Govt. approval The Chinese had distrib-
Valley shows that
Parva. 15th August 2017 as Sankalp pointed out how under Ma- Constitution for the creation The BJP is a part of the rul- was increasing the alienation ical College and Hospital labour outside the ward. the Chinese Consulate here, Over a dozen scholars from uted the document perhaps
Students, teachers and Parva or the Day of Resolve. hatma Gandhi, people tran- of a separatist psyche, the Article 370 has ing alliance in J&K where it of the people of the Valley premises on Thursday. The Her family and two ASHA focusing on exchanges and Delhi, Kolkata, Beijing, on the request of the media,
non-teaching staff of the uni- We have to take a pledge to scending all barriers came Jammu and Kashmir unit of created a has partnered the PDP. How- and was taking them away police had to intervene to volunteers delivered the cooperation between China Shanghai and Kunming will an official associated with
versity took oath to dedicate quit uncleanliness, poverty, together with a common the BJP said on Thursday separatist psyche ever the saffron partys from the national get her admitted to the hos- baby on the ramp near the and eastern India, was post- share their views during the the seminar said.
themselves to social causes
and to share ideas for mak-
terrorism, casteism and
communalism from India.
to uproot that the time has come for
the people of the State to say
goodbye to it and also to Art-
Virender Gupta
J&K BJP spokesperson
views on Article 370 and Art-
icle 35A appear at variance
with its ally.

Vested interests
pital later.
The woman reached the
gynaecology ward on Wed-
ward. It is alleged that only a
nurse came out to cut the
umbilical cord.
poned at the last minute,
triggering speculation on the
reasons for calling off the
sessions and conduct discus-
sions...and make recom-
mendations towards the end
The topics to be discussed
at the four sessions were
Connectivity and Integra-
CPI(M) party office set afire in Tripura
icle 35A. 370 has created a separatist At a recent event in Delhi, The Kashmiri leadership for nesday as it was her expec- event. The Chinese Consu- of the one-day conference, tion, BRI and its Global Pos-
Both these Articles, in- psyche and acts as a breed- Chief Minister Mehbooba its own vested political in- ted delivery date (EDD). But Protest at spot late confirmed that the sem- Mr. Mas statement at the sibilities, Potentials of the Press Trust of India (Police Control) Harkumar secretary Bijan Dhar
stead of being beneficial to ing ground for separatist Mufti had said that if Article terests has always indulged she was not admitted to the The incident led to tension inar has been postponed to press briefing on August 4 Synergy of China and India Agartala Debbarma said some motor- claimed seven CPI (M) activ-
the people of the State, have emotion, Prof. Gupta said. 35A was tinkered with, there in a competitive game to ex- labour room as the doctor as her family and others at a later date. said. The seminar was earlier and BCIM and Sub-Regional A Communist Party of India cycles were set afire on Wed- ists were injured in the in-
done great damage and Article 370 grants special will be no one in Kashmir to ploit the people in the name who examined her felt she the spot protested against The seminar titled Belt approved by the Ministry of Cooperation. (Marxist) party office was set nesday and the flames en- cident and 25-27 bikes were
hampered progress and de- status to J&K, while Article uphold the national flag. of Article 370, Prof Gupta had not developed labour the alleged apathy of the and Road Initiative: External Affairs, a senior In- Along with the Chinese afire and four party support- gulfed the area, including set afire by IPFT activists.
velopment, said J&K BJP 35A, added to the Indian Opposition National Con- alleged. pain. She was asked to re- hospital. As the situation ag- Bangladesh-China-India-My- dian government official Consulate in Kolkata, two ers injured at Khumulwng the party office. He alleged that the IPFT
spokesperson Virender Constitution through a pres- ference (NC) has also spoken The BJP spokesperson turn home, her husband gravated, a police team anmar [linking plan] and the said. other think-tanks Asia in allegedly by activists of the Four CPI(M) activists were activists attacked the party
Gupta. idential order, empowers the against any attempt to said that in spite of large said. She developed labour reached the spot to control role of eastern India was But later it was post- Global Affairs and Research Indigenous Peoples Front of injured in the incident. The office when leaders and
The time has come when J&K legislature to define the tamper with these scale funding from the Gov- pain on Thursday and was the situation. The hospital scheduled for Thursday (Au- poned after the Chinese Con- Institute for the Indian Tripura (IPFT), the police police have recovered 15 members were at the party
the people of Jammu and States permanent resid- provisions. ernment of India, Jammu again brought to the hos- superintendent was unavail- gust 10). The venue for the sulate circulated a document Ocean Economies were as- said on Thursday. burnt bikes from the spot. office following a meeting in
Kashmir should say goodbye ents and their special rights However, according to the and Kashmir has not been pital. It is alleged that this able for comments. event was also announced by explaining the nature of Dok- sociated with the event. Superintendent of Police However, CPI(M) State a nearby hall.
to Article 370 and ask the and privileges. BJP spokesperson, Article able to develop its own sus-
Government of India to re- Article 35A has come un- 370 is responsible for keep- tainable economy and has
voke Article 35A, he said. der focus after two Kashmiri ing the settled issue of J&K remained underdeveloped
The prevailing situation in women approached the Su- alive and encourages the and backward in many
the Valley shows that Article preme Court challenging. separatists and external fields.

Ex-BJP MLAs grandson held for extortion

The ganja, concealed in a
Accused posed as ACB officer to blackmail govt officials, staff of a private firm tanker, was seized in
Malkangiri district on
Mohammed Iqbal duced before a court on Public Health Engineering able callers to pose as an- Thursday.
Jaipur Thursday and remanded in Department and executives other individual by display- * SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
In what is believed to be the custody for five days. of private firm SPML, who ing a false number on the
first such case of its kind in The accused, Sahil Rajpal, were already on the ACBs recipients phone screen.
Rajasthan, the Anti-Corrup-
tion Bureau ) has arrested a
is the grandson of former
BJP MLA from Srigan-
radar with regard to corrup-
tion cases. An English gradu-
The ACB officer whose
identity Sahil used was un-
Ganja worth
man who extorted money
from government officials
ganagar, Radhey Shyam. His
associates and he were al-
ate, he had allegedly man-
aged to get 1.5 lakh from
aware of his mobile number
being used illegally. This was
over 1 crore
and employees of a private
company by using spoof call
legedly operating from the
official residence of Kishan-
one officer, who later com-
plained to the ACB.
probably the first case repor-
ted from the State where
seized in
apps and websites.
Interestingly, the 31-year-
pole BJP MLA Mohan Lal
Gupta, in Jaipur.
ACB Inspector-General
Sachin Mittal said that Sahil
spoof calls were made using
international gateways of
old accused would pose as Sahil had demanded 10 would use spoof call apps to Voice over Internet Protocol
Staff Reporter
an ACB officer. He was pro- lakh from engineers of the call victims. These apps en- (VoIP) for a criminal offence. BERHAMPUR
Ganja worth over 1 crore

Yogi suspends 11 officials concealed in a tanker and

being smuggled out to Ch-
hattisgarh was seized by
for dereliction of duty the police in Malkangiri
district of Odisha on
Press trust of India person said. Three persons involved
Maharajganj Those suspended include in the transportation of the
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Station Officers of Pur- contraband have been ar-
Yogi Adityanath on andarpur and Farenda po- rested. The seized ganja,
Thursday ordered suspen- lice stations. weighing over 15 quintals,
sion of 11 officials and trans- Sub-divisional magistrate was packed in over 200
fer of seven others here for of Nautanwa has also been small and big sealed pack-
alleged dereliction of duty, a suspended, the spokesper- ets that were concealed in-
State government spokes- son said. side the tanker.


DELHI Timings
3 terrorists According to Malkangiri
Superintendent of Police
Jagmohan Meena, the men
Friday, August 11
RISE 05:48 SET 19:04
held in were smuggling the contra-
band from Mathili in
RISE 21:30 SET 08:55
Saturday, August 12
Gwalior Malkangiri to Sukma in ad-
joining Chhattisgarh. Act-
RISE 05:49 SET 19:03 Special Correspondent ing on a tip-off, a police
RISE 22:08 SET 09:54 Chandigarh team intercepted the
Sunday, August 13 The Punjab Police on tanker on the outskirts of
RISE 05:50 SET 19:02 Thursday said three al- Malkangiri town while it
RISE 22:48 SET 10:53 leged terrorists, owing alle- was on its way to cross the
giance to Pakistan-based border to reach Sukma.
terrorist and chief of the Mathili is alleged to be a
International Sikh Youth major transit zone for
Federation, Lakhbir Singh ganja cultivated in
Rode, were arrested from Malkangiri.
Gwalior in Madhya Twenty-eight people,
Pradesh. carrying 56 bags of ganja,
An official spokesperson were arrested by the police
said in a statement that the in Mathili on May 18. They
Punjab Polices Special Op- were transporting the con-
eration Cell arrested Balkar traband by foot.
Singh, Balwinder Singh
and Satinder Singh Rawat Drug mafia
in a joint operation with Ganja is cultivated in the
the Madhya Pradesh police Maoist-infested remote re-
on Wednesday. gions of Malkangiri. Poor
tribals in inaccessible pock-
ets are motivated and fin-
anced by the drug mafia to
cultivate ganja.




12 years on, court acquits all Bengaluru school cancels
accused in Hyderabad blast case classroom event on China
Says charges against them not proved; SIT to appeal against verdict in High Court DPS calls off activity following protest by ABVP
HC grants anticipatory
bail to Kumaraswamy Special Correspondent from Moosarambagh, and Staff Reporter bers went to the school and during its New Year celebra-
BENGALURU HYDERABAD Ghulam Yazdani of Nalgonda Bengaluru staged a protest. They de- tions. Students of classes
The Karnataka High Court on A local court here on had, the police said, master- A classroom activity on manded that the circular be one and two were part of the
Thursday granted Thursday acquitted all the 10 minded the attack. China at a private school in withdrawn in light of the project and were to have a
anticipatory bail to the accused of involvement in The Special Investigation Bengaluru North, scheduled volatile situation between classroom activity to learn
former Chief Minister H.D. the suicide bomb attack on Team (SIT) of Hyderabad for Friday as part of efforts India and China. A team of about the New Year celebra-
Kumaraswamy in a case the Hyderabad Police Task Central Crime Station to teach students the culture police officers and the Block tions of India and five other
registered against him by the Force office 12 years ago. sleuths investigated the case of various countries, has Education Officer had to countries (Denmark,
SIT of the Lokayukta. It was The Seventh Additional and arrested 10 persons. been cancelled following op- rush to the spot. France, Spain, China and the
alleged that he misused his Metropolitan Sessions Judge, While Shahid is believed to position from the Akhil United States).
office to show favour to a T. Srinivasa Rao, delivered have been killed in Pakistan, Bharatiya Vidyarthi Par- Our enemy A press release issued by
mining company when he the verdict at the Nampally Yazdani died in an en- ishad. Jayaprakash T.S., organising school principal Manju
was Chief Minister. Criminal Courts Complex counter with the police on It started when some stu- secretary of ABVP, said: Balasubramanyam an-
here. Delhis outskirts in 2006. dents of Delhi Public School, China is our enemy and is nounced the cancellation of
Uthup gets bail in nurses The judge said the prosec- DCP Avinash Mohanty Bengaluru North, received a causing so many problems the event and said: We
recruitment scam case ution had failed to prove the said the SIT would appeal circular stating that there to our nation, affecting our would like to state that the
KOCHI charges against the accused. against the judgment in the would be an activity on New internal security. How can school takes immense pride
The Kerala High Court on Among the 10 acquitted, five Walking free: Three of the 10 persons acquitted in the High Court. Year Celebrations of China. such a programme be con- in being a proud represent-
Thursday granted bail to were from Hyderabad, three Begumpet case coming out of the court NAGARA GOPAL * All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul The students were asked to ducted? There is need to ative and ambassador of In-
Uthup Varghese, an accused from Bidar and two from Muslimeen president and bring stationery and come teach students patriotism, dian values, traditions and
in the nurses recruitment West Bengal. Beugmpet main road on the bad police found that the at- Hyderabad MP Asaduddin dressed in traditional he added. culture in the world.
scam. The court ordered that evening of October 12, 2005. tack was carried out by an Owaisi tweeted that while Chinese attire. They were The activity was part of Mansoor Ali Khan, mem-
he be released on bail on his October 2005 attack A Home Guard and a sui- outlawed terror outfit, the police failed to prove the also asked to bring Chinese the British Councils Interna- ber, board of management,
executing a bond for 10 lakh An Improvised Explosive cide bomber later identi- Harkat-ul-Jihad Al Islami, charges, 10 persons had lost cuisine. tional Schools Award pro- DPS Group of Schools, said it
with two solvent sureties to Device (IED) ripped through fied as a Bangladeshi na- whose operators were their prime time languishing Soon enough, the circular gramme, which aims to was unfortunate that an
the like amount. It also the Hyderabad Police Com- tional died in the first ever mostly abroad. in prisons. He said the in- was posted on messaging make students learn vari- educational and cultural ex-
directed him to deposit 50 missioner's Task Force office human bomb attack in the A Hyderabadi, Mohd. Ab- vestigators should be made platforms and, sub- ous traditions and rituals change programme had to
lakh in cash within a month. building on Greenlands- city. Eventually, the Hydera- dul Shahid alias Bilal hailing accountable. sequently, many ABVP mem- that each country practises be called off.

Pinarayi apologises to Now, Jagan says Naidu should be hanged

family of accident victim YSRCP chief had said a week ago that A.P. CM should be gunned down for not keeping poll promises
Special Correspondent lls are scheduled for August Chief Minister, but would
Denial of treatment to Murugan a blot on Kerala, says CM KURNOOL 23. continue to question him.
Barely a week after his gun His vitriolic remark in a Mr. Naidu must say if he is
Special Correspondent appropriate amendments to vestigate the incident and down Chief Minister N. public meeting at Nandyal right in making promises to
Thiruvananthapuram existing laws to prevent the recommend steps to prevent Chandrababu Naidu on the on August 3 led to protests the people before the elec-
The Kerala government on recurrence of such shameful its recurrence. road remark created a and condemnation by the tions and duping them later.
Thursday tendered an apo- episodes. Describing the incident as furore, Y.S. Jagan Mohan Telugu Desam Party rank The YSRCP president al-
logy to the family of a mi- unfortunate, Health Minister Reddy, Leader of the Opposi- and file. The Election Com- leged in Chabolu earlier that
grant worker from Tamil Unfortunate incident K.K. Shylaja said Murugan tion in the Andhra Pradesh mission served a notice on the Chief Minister had
Nadu who succumbed to in- Intervening after the Health had succumbed to his injur- Assembly, kicked up a fresh him. In his explanation to amassed 3.50 lakh crore in
jures sustained in a road ac- Ministers reply to the notice ies after he was denied row on Thursday. This time, the Election Commission, his three-and-a-half year rule
cident after allegedly being for an adjournment motion primary treatment by five he said Mr. Naidu should be Mr. Reddy maintained that and planned to muster votes
denied treatment by various moved by Congress leader private hospitals. hanged. he meant no malice. He only using money power. Dont
hospitals in the State. Thiruvanchoor Radhakrish- The Minister said the po- It is not wrong to hang wanted to drive home the object if he gives money and
Terming the incident a nan, he said: I, on behalf of lice had registered a case Chandrababu Naidu for not point that Mr. Naidu had not asks people to promise in the
blot on Kerala, Chief Minis- the State government, apo- and launched an keeping his poll promises. kept his promises. name of god to vote for him,
ter Pinarayi Vijayan apolo- logise to the family of Mur- investigation. Mr. Reddy said on the but vote judiciously for the
gised to the bereaved family ugan and share their grief. A departmental inquiry second day of his road show People duped right candidate, he asser-
and assured the Assembly He also assured the House had also been ordered into at Deebaguntla in the Gos- Mr. Reddy said on Thursday ted, urging people to vote for
that the government would that an expert medical team the incident, she informed padu mandal of Nandyal that he would not break his his party candidate Silpa Mo- Kicking up a row: Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy interacting with
consider new legislation or would be constituted to in- the House. constituency. Nandyal bypo- word and retract like the han Reddy. people during his road show on Thursday. U. SUBRAMANYAM

Sri Ram Sagar scheme will

marriage party In black & white

rescued in A.P. make Telangana lush green
Special Correspondent
ONGOLE Project will provide water to 45 lakh acres, says KCR
Flash floods in
Gundalakammavagu P. RAM MOHAN between the Kakatiya canal
caught off guard a mar- POCHAMPAD and the flood flow canal up
riage party that visited the Telangana Chief Minister K. to Suryapet and Tungat-
famous Rangayaka Samy Chandrashekar Rao on urthy would get water for
temple at Nemaligudam, Thursday said that with the 365 days.
near Giddalur town in Sri Ram Sagar Restoration Mr. Rao said several pro-
Prakasam district. Scheme, the entire north jects were designed with a
The police and the fire Telangana would become pucca plan and, with all
service personnel from lush green with crops. The these projects getting filled
Racherla and Giddalur, project, through its canals, with water, the Godavari
with the help of ropes, res- would provide water to 40- would become a perennial
cued 120 persons, includ- 45 lakh acres. source of water. All small
ing the bride and the bride- The scheme launched and medium barrages in un-
groom. They were with an outlay of 2,000 divided Adilabad, and
stranded as the water level crore would be completed Medak, Nalgonda and
in Gundalakammavague by next August or even KCR laying the foundation Nizamabad districts would
suddenly rose to alarming earlier, he said. The 110-km- stone in Nizamabad on have plenty of water round
levels within minutes of long flood flow canal, Thursday. K.V. RAMANA
* the year.
heavy rain in the catch- through which water from
ment areas of the Nal- Kaleswaram would be BJP opposes move
lamalla forests on Wednes- brought back to the SRSP laid the foundation of the The BJP, however, said the
day, Racherla through the reverse pump- project and performed proposed SRSP rejuvenation
Sub-Inspector V. Nagasrinu ing system, would always be bhumi puja at the FFC head project was not feasible and
said on Thursday. filled with water, he said at a regulator on the SRSP dam. would do a grave injustice to
It is normal for visitors mammoth public meeting the farmers of Warangal dis-
to splash about in the pla- on the banks of Godavari 365 days water trict. The project was meant
cid pool of water before Head-turner: A black panther, which recovered from illness recently, is the centre of attraction at the Tyavarekoppa Tiger and Lion here. In his 20-minute address, to hoodwink people, its
visiting the temple. Safari near Shivamogga in Karnataka. VAIDYA * Earlier, the Chief Minister Mr. Rao said the entire area leaders alleged.

Lingayats resolve to press for minority religion status Murasoli, a newspaper that beat all odds
Present a memorandum to Siddaramaiah, urge him to forward it to Centre Exhibition showcases 75-year-old history of the DMK party organ
SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT taken seven decades ago at B. Kolappan paper is on display in
BENGALURU Davanagere to change the CHENNAI printing. Mr. Karunanidhis
Over 30 heads of various name as Akhila Bharata DMK leader M. Karunanidhi son and DMK working pres-
Lingayat maths met here on Lingayat Mahasabha. The may be inactive due to his ident M.K. Stalin was partic-
Thursday and passed a resol- convention directed heads of old age. But an exhibition ular that the machine that
ution to press ahead with the Virakta Maths (who consider showcasing the 75-year old first printed Murasoli in
demand for minority reli- Basewhara the founder of history of party organ Mura- Chennai should be part of
gion status for the com- Lingayat Dharma) to propag- soli, which he founded as a the exhibition. It had
munity on the lines of ate Basava philosophy on a teenager, not only bears changed a few hands and fi-
Buddhism, Sikhism and Jain- war footing. The seers who testimony to his envious ca- nally he had traced it in
ism. do not do so will have to re- reer as a politician, writer, Kancheepuram.
Later in the day, the seers nounce the peetha (post), journalist, cartoonist, orator Murasoli has survived all
also presented a joint said Mr. Jamdar. and five-time Chief Minister, the odds, but hundreds of
memorandum to Karnataka Asked about the absence but also to the period when magazines published by
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah United we sit: Lingayat leaders at a meeting in Bengaluru on of some prominent seers, political narrative was dom- N. Ram, Chairman, Kasturi & Sons, inaugurating the Murasoli other Dravidian leaders fol-
demanding that the State Thursday. V. SREENIVASA MURTHY
* Tontadarya Swamiji of inated by ideas and debate. exhibition at a function held in Chennai on Thursday. M. PRABHU
* ded up and the exhibition
government forward it to the Gadag asserted that those Inaugurated at the office has displayed most of the
Centre. They insisted that according to its co-ordinator and social reformer who could not attend had as- of Murasoli in Kodam- the occasion of Pongal have the professional skill and now defunct magazines of
the nomenclature should be and former bureaucrat Shiv- Basaveshwara as the founder sured him of acknowledging bakkam here by N. Ram, been exhibited. political insight that helped the Dravidian Movement.
Lingayat and not anand Jamdar, is an unoffi- of Lingayat religion and the resolutions passed. Sim- Chairman of Kasturi and It is a very fine and Murasoli sustain in that There are century-old
Lingayat/Veerashaiva as cial and apolitical umbrella Vachanas as the religious ilar was the response to the Sons, in the presence of unique exhibition. It re- period. newspapers in the country.
demanded by the All India organisation of religious text of the religion. These query on the absence of Dravidar Kazhagam leader minds you where you started What is special about Muras-
Veerashaiva Mahasabha. heads, intellectuals, leaders should not be used in the some of top political leaders K. Veeramani, the exhibition and how much labour has Hand machine oli is that the founder is still
The programme, held un- of all political parties belong- name of Veerashaiva, they belonging to the community. also reflects the history of gone into sustaining it, said Besides explaining to a vis- alive to witness its platinum
der the aegis of newly- ing to the community. argued. We are confident of con- the Dravidian movement. Mr. Ram, while pointing out itor the transformation of jubilee. The exhibition will
formed Lingayat Mahasabha, The Karnataka-level con- vincing those who have re- The laminated pages of that Murasoli had exempli- Murasoli from a manuscript constantly remind the new
was also attended by polit- vention of the Mahasabha, Name change servations on the resolu- Murasoli and its special is- fied the power of communic- magazine to a weekly and a generation the meaning of
ical party leaders (predom- after five hours of marathon It was also resolved that the tions, said Mr. Jamdar, sues offer a clear idea of the ation by a leader on a daily daily, it also gives an idea hard work and the progress
inantly the ruling Congress), deliberations, decided to ad- Akhila Bharata Veerashaiva adding that the seers of the political discourse carried basis for a very long period. about how it embraced mod- of a political movement,
scholars and former bureau- opt a resolution recognising Mahasabha would be urged Veerashaiva Pancha Peetha forward by the organ. The He added that the section ern technology the hand said former Minister E.Ve.
crats. Lingayat Mahasabha, 12th century philosopher to implement the decision would also be persuaded. special issues released on on Emergency was proof of machine used to print the Velu.




Weather Watch
Govt-mafia nexus fuels illegal sand mining Rainfall, temperature & air quality in select metros yesterday

Inquiry conducted by a police officer estimates the racket in Bihar to run into crores of rupees
Amarnath Tewary the routes allegedly taken by mining.
Patna the mafia. When contacted, Mr.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish The 23-page report fur- Shailin told The Hindu, I
Kumar and his deputy Sushil ther states that illegal sand cannot make any comment
Punjab govt approves Kumar Modi may have de- mining has caused huge as the report has been sub-
proposal to set up SPG clared their intention to loss to the State exchequer, mitted to the Patna High
CHANDIGARH launch a crackdown on il- environmental degradation Court.
Punjab Chief Minister legal sand mining in the and damage to the rural road
Amarinder Singh on Thursday State, but a report submitted infrastructure. As per es- Officer transferred
approved a proposal of the in the Patna High Court in timates, the racket generates Concerned about the alarm-
State police to set up an elite April highlights that the 7,000-8,000 crore annually ingly rampant illegal sand
specially trained Special menace is a direct result of as it criss-crosses several dis- mining, the State govern-
Protection Group (SPG) to a collusion between govern- tricts in the State. ment recently transferred
deal with any terror attack ment officials and the The report also highlights Principal Secretary K. K.
and other threats in the State mafia. how illegal sand mining has Pathak to the Bihar Mines
which shares border with On February 17, the High Illegal sand mining activity going on at the National Chambal been violating rules of the Bi- and Geology Department. At
Pakistan. PTI Court had directed the then Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh. FILE PHOTO * har Minor Mineral Conces- a programme on Wednes-
Deputy Inspector General of sion (Amendment) Rules, day, Mr. Kumar had also ex-
Temperature Data: IMD, Pollution Data: CPCB, Map: Skymet (Taken at 18.00 Hrs)
Nitish launches mobile Police (Central Range) Shalin submit his findings to the Patna and Bhojpurdistricts, 2014, and the New Sand pressed concerns over the al-
therapy van for elderly to conduct an inquiry into il- court in a sealed cover. he found that illegal sand Policy of the Mines and Geo- leged nexus between Forecast for Friday: Heavy to very heavy rain is likely at a few/
PATNA legal sand mining in the Although the report is yet mining is a direct result of a logy Department. government officials and the isolated places over sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar,
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish State and submit a report on to be made public, it high- perfect collusion between The report, while express- sand mafia. east Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Ut-
Kumar on Thursday flagged March 21. lights how there is an un- State government officials, ing all humility and com- Meanwhile, acting on a tarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram,
off mobile therapy vans which holy nexus between some particularly those from the plete faith in the court, said public interest litigation, a Tripura, west Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand
would provide basic medical Inquiry stayed senior State administrative police, Mining and Transport only a thorough probe by a Division Bench of the Patna city rain max min city rain max min
assistance to elderly people, On February 22, however, and police officers with the departments, with the competent agency, followed High Court on Tuesday dir- Agartala...............8.3.... 31.6.... 26.1 Kozhikode ............... .... 31.9.... 25.0
Ahmedabad..........0.1.... 35.0.... 25.4 Kurnool .................5.5.... 34.0.... 24.2
widows and other section the court stayed the inquiry sand mafia. settlee [mining companies]. by strong and demonstrative ected the State government Aizawl ....................1.... 27.6.... 11.3 Lucknow..............17.4.... 32.2.... 26.7
who requires social security. for reasons unknown. Between February 17 and The officer also supported action against the guilty offi- to file a reply on the action Allahabad ............5.3.... 30.3.... 26.8 Madurai.................1.6.... 34.6.... 25.4
The CM flagged off mobile On April 6, the officer, 22, when the officer travelled his findings with pictures cials can rid Bihar of the taken against the sand mafia Bengaluru .............. .... 28.0.... 20.7 Mangaluru............... .... 30.6.... 24.0
therapy vans to launch however, was directed to to several river banks of and Google Earth maps of menace of illegal sand till date. Bhopal.................3.3.... 30.7.... 23.8 Mumbai.................0.5.... 31.6.... 26.4
Bhubaneswar .......0.8.... 34.0.... 26.7 Mysuru.................... .... 30.7.... 21.1
Buniyadi Sanjivani Sewa at a Chandigarh ..........3.1.... 34.7.... 27.6 New Delhi ..............28.... 34.6.... 27.6
function here. PTI Chennai ...............7.8.... 34.1.... 25.3 Patna .....................15.... 30.0.... 26.1

Crude bomb recovered from ED questions Kolkata

Coimbatore..........0.1.... 32.7.... 23.6 Port Blair ..............8.1.... 31.6.... 25.2
Dehradun.............1.7.... 31.6.... 24.1 Puducherry............0.4.... 33.2.... 24.4
No basis to file charge Gangtok.............22.8.... 19.3.... 17.9 Pune .....................0.8.... 28.7.... 21.8
sheet: Kanhaiya Goa ...................48.4.... 30.8.... 23.7 Raipur ..................... .... 30.5.... 24.7
Student activist Kanhaiya
Kumar has claimed that police Punjab-bound train in UP Mayor in Narada case Guwahati ...........35.2.... 29.8.... 26.0
Hubballi................. .... 27.0.... 22.0
Hyderabad ............13.... 31.7.... 21.9
Ranchi..................... .... 32.2.... 23.0
Shillong...............22.6.... 20.9.... 16.3
Shimla...................2.6.... 24.4.... 17.3
Imphal.................0.6.... 28.2.... 21.8 Srinagar .................. .... 30.3.... 20.1
have no solid basis to file a Jaipur ..................3.7.... 32.0.... 24.0 Trivandrum ............. .... 31.8.... 24.8
charge sheet against him in Was seen accepting cash on camera Kochi..................... .... 31.0.... 25.4 Tiruchi ..................7.7.... 35.5.... 25.6
the sedition case in Letter warning of avenging LeT leaders killing also found. Kohima................0.4.... 26.8.... 18.9
Kolkata................1.4.... 33.6.... 27.6
Vijayawada .............. .... 35.2.... 25.4
Visakhapatnam .......3.6.... 32.0.... 25.0
connection with the alleged Special Correspondent hours. Firhad Hakim, an-
said. Akbarganj is around 70 Kolkata other Trinamool Congress Particulate matter in the air you are breathing Yesterday
anti-India sloganeering on the Press Trust of India
Amethi km away from Lucknow. Kolkata Mayor and a Minis- Minister, who was also seen CITIES SO2 NO2 CO PM2.5 PM10 CODE
JNU campus in Delhi last year. Ahmedabad ......... ......... ... ....... ..............
A crude bomb and a letter The entire train was va- ter in West Bengal Govern- in Narada videos, was ques- In observation made at
The fact is that the police Bengaluru ................9 ...51 ..56 ....... ......77 ......* 4.00 p.m., Howrah
have no solid basis to file a purportedly written by the cated and extensively ment, Sovon Chatterjee, tioned by ED for about four Chennai..................12 ...20 ..33 ...... 48 ....... ......* recorded an overall air
Delhi......................13 ...54 ..21 .... 147....186 ......* quality index (AQI) score
charge sheet against me in Indian Mujahideen warning checked during which a was questioned by the En- hours on Wednesday. of 188
Hyderabad .............27 ...18 ..10 ...... 55......71 ......*
the sedition case?, Mr. of revenge for the killing of bomb wrapped in a sutli forcement Directorate on While the Central Bureau Kolkata ..................23 ...67 ..44 ....... ......84 ......*
indicating a moderate
level of pollution.
Kumar, a former president of Lashkar-e-Taiba com- ( jute thread) was found in a Thursday in connection of Investigation has re- Lucknow ..................5 ...30 ..49 .... 189 ....... ......* In contrast, Tirupati
mander Abu Dujana was re- packet with two lighters. It with the ongoing investiga- gistered an FIR in the case Mumbai .................10 ...27 ..14 ...... 27......41 ......* recorded a healthy AQI
JNUSU, said. PTI score of 42
covered from the Amritsar- seems an attempt was made tion in the Narada news on the directions of the Cal- Pune ......................42 .....3 ..72 ...... 42......57 ......*
Vishakhapatnam .......5 ...19 ..66 .... 273......71 ......*
Three killed in road bound Akal Takht Express to prepare a crude device. It sting. cutta High Court, the ED is
accident in MP here on Thursday, the police could not have exploded on Mr Chatterjee, along with probing the money launder- Air Quality Code: * Poor * Moderate * Good
SO2: Sulphur Dioxide. Short-term exposure can harm the respiratory system,
UMARIA said. it own, the ADG said. other party leaders, was ing in the case. making breathing difficult. It can affect visibility by reacting with other air
Three persons were on seen in the videos accepting Meanwhile, Chief Minis- particles to form haze and stain culturally important objects such as statues
Thursday killed and one Tight vigil The crude bomb that was Playing mischief cash on camera. The videos ter Mamata Banerjee, who and monuments.
seriously injured when their The recovery of the bomb recovered from the Akal It seems someone is playing were made public before has in the past described the NO2: Nitrogen Dioxide. Aggravates respiratory illness, causes haze to form by
reacting with other air particles, causes acid rain, pollutes coastal waters.
motorcycle was hit by a bus in came to light at a time when Takht Express at Akbarganj mischief. We have alerted all the 2016 West Bengal As- questioning and arrest of CO: Carbon monoxide. High concentration in air reduces oxygen supply to
the district, the police said. security forces are maintain- railway station in Amethi on railway stations, Mr Maurya sembly polls. Trinamool leaders by invest- critical organs like the heart and brain. At very high levels, it can cause
The deceased were identified ing tight vigil ahead of Inde- Thursday. PTI *
said. The train was going to igating agencies as political dizziness, confusion, unconsciousness and even death.
PM2.5 & PM10: Particulate matter pollution can cause irritation of the eyes,
as Ravi Prajapati (18), his pendence Day. Amritsar from Kolkata and Eight hours vendetta, left for New Delhi nose and throat, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath, reduced
sister Monica Prajapati (17) On getting information lice (GRP) stopped it at Ak- was stopped at Akbarganj The Mayor arrived at the ED where she she will particip- lung function, irregular heartbeat, asthma attacks, heart attacks and
and their cousin brother Jatin about a bomb on the train, barganj Railway Station, after the police got informa- office around noon and was ate in the meeting of Oppos- premature death in people with heart or lung disease
Prajapati (7). PTI the Government Railway Po- ADG (Railways) B.K. Maurya tion about the bomb. questioned for about eight ition parties on Friday. (Individual pollutant data for various cities are averages for the previous day)





Stalking case accused sent to police custody sought on
Defence pleads the case was built only Issue raised conversion
on apprehension of abduction
Naveen writes to Railway
Minister Suresh Prabhu
in Lok Sabha Krishnadas Rajagopal
SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT and Ashish were earlier arres- The Supreme Court on
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen
CHANDIGARH ted on Saturday on the com- Sandeep Phukan Thursday ordered the Ker-
Patnaik on Thursday urged Vikas Barala, son of Haryana plaint of the victim, the New Delhi
ala police to hand over to
the Railway Ministry to BJP chief Subhash Barala, and daughter of an IAS officer, The Chandigarh stalking the Central government's
immediately restore all his friend, Ashish Kumar, who accused them of chasing case was raised in the Lok National Investigation
coaching trains on the both facing charges of stalk- her car and trying to kidnap Sabha on Thursday by Con- Agency (NIA) probe records
Rayagada-Singapur Road in ing and attempted abduction her on Friday night. They had gress member Deepender of a case concerning the al-
Sambalpur Division of East of a 29 year-old woman were been released on bail. Hooda, who said the incid- leged conversion and radic-
Coast Railway affected due to on Thursday remanded to The accused were ent had drawn the atten- alisation of a Hindu woman
flash floods. He drew Railway two-day police custody by a summoned by the police on tion of the entire nation and her marriage to a
Minister Suresh Prabhus local court. Wednesday as part of the in- and justice should be im- Muslim man in Kerala. A
attention to a railway bridge Chandigarh police pro- vestigation and arrested after mediately done to convey Bench, led by Chief Justice
being washed away by the duced the accused at the Sec- interrogation. that everyone is equal be- of India J.S. Khehar, said the
floods in the section. PTI tor 43 district court here and fore the law. NIA has to get involved to
sought their custody, as it was Vital information The boys were let off gauge whether this is an
Professor booked for required to reconstruct the Police said interrogation of first and then rearrested. isolated case or part of a
soliciting sexual favours crime scene and verify facts. the accused provided vital in- This amounts to admitting trend in the southern State,
PUNE Both the accused were re- formation, besides evidence that there may have been threatening national
A 31-year-old Iranian student manded to police custody till from CCTV. lapses, he said. security.
has accused a Pune professor August 12 by Civil judge Later, talking to reporters When the lawyer for the
of soliciting sexual favours for Barjinder Pal Singh. The de- outside the court, the defence Social problem man, Shafin Jahan, pro-
help in her Ph.D degree. fence pleaded that the case lawyer asserted that both Vi- The government should tested the move, the court
The Kothrud police have had been built only on appre- kas and his friend did not answer who were respons- recorded its impression
booked Shivaji Borhade of hension of abduction, and commit any offence. ible... and action should be that he does not desire the
Yashwantrao Mohite College created due to pressure. If one car is coming after taken against such correct and independent
on Paud Road under Section The duo was kept at the another car, does it become officials. view of the controversy.
354 (a) (sexual harassment) Sector 26 police station after an offence? he said when BJP MP from Chand- Why do you doubt the
of the Indian Penal Code. police rearrested them on asked about the CCTV footage igarh, Kirron Kher, rejec- NIA? We are not asking
The complainant said Borhade Wednesday, as they were of the alleged incident. ted the suggestion and said them to investigate. We only
made the proposition when charged with Sections 365 Police has been probing her party would not pro- want them to have the case
she approached him for and 511 of the IPC for attempt the case for the last five days tect anyone, no matter records so that they will
guidance on Tuesday. She to abduct, in the FIR already and whenever they were what their political affili- give us a complete picture.
recorded the conversation registered against them. They called, both the youth have ation was. Its a social If they (NIA) have an input
with the professor in her allegedly stalking and harass- joined the investigation, he problem. There is a pro- in this case, we want to hear
mobile phone. ing the young woman in said. gressive India and a very it, Chief Justice Khehar or-
Chandigarh last week. Vikas (With inputs from PTI) regressive India, she said. ally addressed Mr. Jahan's
HC advice to Singhania, lawyer, advocate Haris
son on dispute Beeran.
The Bombay High Court has
suggested that veteran
Buxar District Magistrates body found, suicide suspected Mr. Beeran said the case
was scheduled for hearing
on August 16, when the
industrialist Vijaypat court is anyway supposed to
Singhania and his son Gautam
Singhania, chairperson and
Had sent a WhatsApp message to a few near and dear ones informing them that he was going to take the extreme step see the records for itself and
decide whether the woman
Managing Director of should be produced before
Raymond Ltd., try and resolve Hemani Bhandari message to a few near and my belief on human exist- Deputy Commissioner of he can be seen leaving West it. He requested the court to
their property dispute NEW DELHI dear ones informing them ence has gone, my suicide Police (West) Vijay Kumar End Mall around 5:55p.m., wait till August 16, hear
amicably. Mr. Vijaypat Buxar District Magistrate that he was going to take the note is kept in Nike bag in said his team received in- he said. both sides and then decide
Singhania has moved the High Mukesh Pandey was found extreme step and his suicide room 742 of Leela Palace formation around 6:30 p.m. whether it would be neces-
Court alleging that his son is dead on the tracks near the note will be found in a hotel Hotel in delhi! I am sorry I that the IAS officer may have Metro station sary to involve the NIA. The
refusing to fully honour an Ghaziabad railway station on in west Delhi. love you all! Plz forgive me! commit suicide after which When the police checked a hearing was based on an ur-
arbitration award over a Thursday evening. It is sus- I am committing suicide he added. they reached the district few more CCTV footage, they gent application filed by the
property dispute among the pected that he committed in district centre area of jana- centre. found him moving towards a NIA under Section 6 of the
family members. Such suicide, the police said. kpuri west delhi near hotel Police fail to find him We were informed by his Metro station. NIA Act of 2008. Additional
matters should not have Mr. Pandey was a 2012 Piccadilly by jumping off the The Delhi Police were imme- friends and batch mates, but Mr. Kumar said around 9 Solicitor General Maninder
reached the courts in the first batch IAS officer of the Bihar 10th floor of the building diately informed after which when we reached we found p.m., they were informed Singh, for NIA, had moved
place. These are disputes cadre. (sic), he wrote in the they went to the location no such call or incident. All that his body had been found the SC in the morning for a
between a father and son. Try According to the police, message. mentioned in the message the CCTV footage was on the tracks near the judicial order directing the
and resolve it amicably, Mukesh Pandey * Mr. Pandey sent a WhatsApp I am fed up with life and but failed to find him. checked and in one of them, Ghaziabad station. Kerala police to hand over
Justice G.S. Kulkarni said. PTI the case records.

The Hindu Playwright Award 2017 presented There must be a common

Gerish Khemani and Akshat Nigam win the prize for In Search of Dariya Sagar
Preeti Zachariah
who teaches literature and
drama at Kirori Mal College,
few decades.
The award was presented
NEET question paper: SC
The Hindu Playwright Award
2017 went to Gerish Khemani
Delhi University; and theatre
director and screenwriter
by Mukund Padmanabhan,
Editor, The Hindu, and cur-
Identical questions should be asked in all languages: Bench
and Akshat Nigam for their Sunil Shanbag. ator of The Hindu Theatre
play In Search of Dariya The citation prepared by Fest. There is a lot of Indian Legal Correspondent Maninder Singh, who was languages were not identical
NEW DELHI appearing for the CBSE, to to those in Hindi and Eng-
Sagar. The 2 lakh award, in- the judges for the winning theatre that does not get the
stituted in 2008 to reward play read: In Search of Dar- opportunity to get published The Supreme Court on file an affidavit in this regard lish. The court had earlier
the best new unpublished iya Sagar is a play that brings and read, he said, adding Thursday asked the CBSE and posted the matter for refused to nullify the
and unperformed play-script together public events and that the Group is taking steps about the setting of different October 10. NEET 2017 exam saying it
in English, was presented private lives, political history to get the shortlisted plays questions for students tak- Mr. Singh told the Bench, would affect over six lakh
during the launch of the 13th and personal memory, in a published. Unless plays are ing NEET in regional lan- also comprising Justices candidates who have passed
edition of The Hindu Theatre manner that resonates both read, they are not going to be guages and said there must Amitava Roy and A.M. Khan- the test to join medical and
Fest at the Crowne Plaza the real and the magical. Set performed. be a common question wilkar, that questions in ver- dental courses. It had said it
Hotel on Thursday. firmly in the present, it is tied The title sponsor for the paper. nacular languages in the would be very difficult to
The other shortlisted to the past with threads that fest is YES Bank. The other A Bench led by Justice NEET 2017 examination disturb the results of NEET
works included Deepika Ar- are alternately made of steel partners include Airtel, Nat- Dipak Misra said identical were not identical transla- as around 6.11 lakh candid-
wind's The Playwright is and gossamer. The play Gerish Khemani and Akshat Nigam who won The Hindu urals, Zebronics, The Park, questions should be asked tions of the questions in ates, out of a total of 11.35
Dead and K. Madavane's draws its narrative susten- Playwright award on Thursday. R. RAGU * Doordarshan and Aachi. for students writing their English or Hindi but the dif- lakh aspirants, have cleared
1947 - The Man from ance from the portrait of a The Theatre Fest will run NEET in English and other ficulty level was the same. it and the subsequent coun-
Lahore, chosen by a panel of small displaced community, ments together, the play- Sindhi, the story was a from August 11-13 and August regional languages. The selling and admission pro-
three judges from among the challenging the stereotypes wrights create the possibility deeply personal one for him. 18-20 at Sir Mutha Concert same questions can be trans- Admission process cess was on.
183 entries received. The in which it is cast. And it of a rich and full theatrical He described it as an attempt Hall and Museum Theatre re- lated from English to the re- Senior advocate Indira Jais- Besides English and
judges for this year's award seeks its dramatic arc from experience. at reconciling with the past spectively. Tickets are avail- gional languages concerned. ing, appearing for the peti- Hindi, the NEET exam was
were Arshia Sattar, author dreams, ghosts and restless In his acceptance speech, and celebrating a world view able online ( Justice Misra asked Addi- tioner, argued that ques- conducted in eight vernacu-
and translator; Keval Arora, spirits. Bringing these ele- Mr. Khemani said that as a that had been lost in the past tickets2017) and at the venue. tional Solicitor General tions in vernacular lar languages.

Poet Vijay HC: gender

A poet with a schoolboy humour bias in JAG
dead recruitment
There are very few poets who are resolute about not caring about their careers
Press Trust of India
Special correspondent Jerry Pinto wrote for his book of In the lean wind, to look NEW DELHI
It was a literary festival and poems, First Infinities (Po- up at the clouds Not recruiting married wo-
Poet, writer and journalist someone large and import- etrywala, 2015): And laugh. men in the Judge Advocate
Vijay Nambisan died on ant was on the well-lit stage. Too much sensitivity al- (Grandfathers beard.) General ( JAG) arm of the
Thursday at the age of 54. I turned away and saw Vijay ways makes for bad po- But even here it is care- Indian Army amounts to
He had been ill for a while. Nambisan (gone today, born etry...Too much sensitivity fully disguised. It is often hostile and 100% discrim-
Nambisan, who gradu- 1964, is it possible even?) prevents wounds from heal- smeared over with a school- ination the Delhi High
ated from IIT-Madras, be- lurking in the shadows. He ing also; and I must there- boy humour which is often Court said today.
came the first All India Po- was smoking and drinking fore thank all our political forgiveable because it is so The observation by a
etry Champion in 1988 for and giving the white-light parties, and prominent na- clearly marked as such. Bench of the Acting Chief
his iconic poem Madras space a measure of compas- tional figures, in business, There is an observers dis- Justice Gita Mittal and
Central. He co-authored a sionate attention. I thought journalism, publishing, the tance between poet and Justice C. Hari Shankar
book of poems Gemini, of Dom Moraes comparing arts, sport and Hindi cinema subject and an arm was made during the hear-
with Dom Moraes and Jeet him and Jeet Thayil to for contributing to the dead- stretches over the gap to ing of a PIL petition by a
Thayil. flamingos, birds of colour ening, the cautery of those make small scratch marks lawyer claiming that there
Nambisan joined The and elegance. Dom has Vijay Nambisan tendrils which demand on the wall of poetry. Nuns, was institutionalised dis-
Hindu in October 1992 and called people worse things, I *
MADHU KAPPARATH fresh air and love, and puppies, manholes, pills crimination against mar-
worked with the Literary thought. peace, in excess. It is a poet- ...the alien and the intimate ried women by not induct-
Review section. His com- I hear youre translating Melpathur. ical mistake to use abstrac- get the same treatment. ing them in the JAG
mand over English, felicity bhakti poetry? I asked. I turned and said, Ah, tions. Let me say, then, that I am pouring my sorrow service.
of expression and editing He nodded. them. We laughed together I thank everyone by whose into a little cup, The court also ques-
skills were notable. He left Who are you because I liked Vijay, be- means I have become so ac- Just to drown the gods in tioned the government
the paper in July 1996, but translating? cause there are very few po- customed to living in this a libation, nothing more. about its logic behind
continued to write for the Would you know them if ets who are so resolute country, on this planet, that And when we are being ousting married women
newspaper. I told you their names? he about not caring about their I should be much more a happy and the roof is on the from the JAG, the legal
Nambisans books in- asked. I shrugged and careers, not caring about misfit anywhere else. floor branch of the Army.
clude Bihar is in the eye of turned away, thinking, Poor self-promotion, not caring The caring was in the Someone can reach out Today, women are
the beholder and Language guys, you get stuck with Vi- about much really. I could poems. and casually drink me up. fighter pilots and you say
as an Ethic. jay Nambisan for a never tell whether this was a I would like my poem to (After six drinks) they [married women] are
He is survived by wife, translator. pose or it was camouflage. be Someone did. not fit for the JAG. What is
the well-known author and From behind me, Perhaps the answer was to Like my grandfathers ( Jerry Pinto is a Mumbai- the logic behind ousting
doctor Kavery Nambisan. Poonthanam and be found in the foreword he beard, to be airy based writer and poet) married women? the
Bench said.



Our collective cross to bear

Across the South Asian region, the state is culpable of empowering the mob against the weak
by watching. While in some in- Asia. And Pakistan, which though
stances the state is an active agent true to its name has been cleansed
Towards a clean-up of identity politics, in others it has
been captured by its custodians.
of the other, finds itself engulfed by
Islamic fundamentalism.
Clearer policies and investment in the right Across the region, the state in Pakistans deep state is right to say
South Asia is culpable of empower- that the country is a victim of ter-
systems are needed to meet sanitation goals ing the mob against the weak. rorism but it is there for all to see
Pulapre Balakrishnan that the terrorism emanating from

he Swachh Bharat Mission is a high-profile na-
tional programme enjoying extraordinary polit- The cost of identity politics it, targeting sites both in India and
In India, thugs assault Dalits and As August 15, 1947 was a defining within, is of its own creation. Iron-


ical and budgetary support. With its subsidy-
Muslims employed in the cattle moment for most of the countries ically, given the intentions of the
based mass toilet-building programme, it has put up trade in the name of Hindu of the subcontinent, or at least for masterminds of 26/11, Muslims
millions of individual house latrines in rural areas: a dharma, a writer is hounded out of the largest number of its people, died disproportionately at the Ch-
government-commissioned survey estimates that the two Bengals for saying that minor- on this 70th anniversary of their In- hatrapati Shivaji Terminus in
coverage now extends to 62.45% of households, up ities have been ill-treated in dependence we may want to re- Mumbai.
from 39% in 2014. Among these households, nearly 92% Bangladesh, priests attack Ro- flect on what has been gained
of people who have access actually use the toilets. Big hingyas in Myanmar for no other since. It is apparent that identity that 50 years into independence, it political formations all purveying The only path to progress
reason than that they are Muslim, politics is ripping apart the social was not able to provide the most some form of identity politics The pursuit of identity as some
gaps exist, but these are encouraging trends, given the
in Sri Lanka racists suppress a fabric in all the countries of South basic of goods to its population. though the exact marker may have preordained, undefinable and im-
many positive outcomes that sanitation produces. The Tamil minority on grounds of dif- Asia except tiny Bhutan. But what When the state is able to claim le- varied. It remains the most back- measurable essence exclusive to
most important of these is reduced stress for women, ference, in Pakistan a Christian is less well recognised is that it may gitimacy by resort to identity polit- ward among Indias States in terms ones imagined community is a
who suffer silently in its absence. There are well-known sweeper is arrested upon accusa- have had a role in these countries ics, in this case that of religion, it of human development. Surely a slippery slope to tread. Peace in
gains to public health as well. Success can be measured, tions of blaspheming Islam, and in not moving forward in eliminating escapes scrutiny of its record on relationship between identity South Asia can be assured only by
however, only through a rigorous assessment of how Nepal people of the hill country socio-economic deprivation, leav- matters secular. Haq also pointed politics and development is evid- secular democracy. Identity polit-
the new facilities fare over time. There is data from un- disempower those of its plains ing it as one of the most backward to the dazzling statistic that during ent in the regional variation in In- ics delays our achieving it.
through constitutional man- regions of the world. South Asia as a certain phase in their history, In- dia. Once confined to the States, Plato had thought peace can be
divided Andhra Pradesh to show that household lat-
oeuvre. Even Afghanistan, which a region lags behind the rest of the dia and Pakistan together spent identity politics has since come to assured only if rulers were philo-
rines built before the current Swachh programme tends to be seen mainly as the vic- world in human development. more in the global arms bazaar occupy a place at the level of the sophers and a philosopher was the
lapsed into disuse because many rural households did tim of big-power rivalry, has its When the state responds to iden- than Saudi Arabia, a country with Central government. Between the king. In the infancy of the Indian
not have a water source. The newer ones may meet the share of home-grown domination tity politics by allowing the mob to per capita income 25 times theirs. cynically conceived Muslim Wo- republic its people came close to
same fate without access to water. Also, Dalit houses to acknowledge in the condition of dictate its goals, it has the potential This draws our attention to the eco- men (Protection of Rights on Di- experiencing this ideal. One of
tend to have lower coverage, hinting at structural diffi- the Hazara, a people with a history of holding back economic and so- nomic burden of defence expendit- vorce) Act of 1986 and the cun- Sarvepalli Radhakrishnans obser-
culties in accessing schemes. Rural housing also needs of living there for at least as long as cial progress. While class is a signi- ure in South Asia. However, it per- ningly crafted Prevention of vations was that in times of strife it
anyone else. In all these countries, ficant part of the explanation of haps inadvertently assumes a Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of is to poets that we turn. Thus, as
stronger policy support, without which it cannot wipe an entrenched patriarchy ensures why human development has pro- certain symmetry between India Livestock Market) Rules, 2017, gov- war clouds gathered in Europe in
out the deficit of about 60 million units that are needed that women are subordinated. gressed so slowly here, identity and Pakistan. The territory that ernance has been communalised the late 1930s, W.H. Auden wrote:
to plan for universal toilet access. Thus, in parts of India it is con- politics embraced by the state cam- was delineated as Pakistan is not to secure the position of political In the nightmare of the dark / all
In the Centres assessment, Bihar, Jammu and Kash- sidered normal for widows to be ouflages its abject failure to ad- disputed. This is not the case with parties. the dogs of Europe bark / And the
mir, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana have particu- forced by tradition to board a one- vance it. This is true everywhere India. Pakistans military expendit- In the countries of South Asia living nations wait / each se-
larly failed to upgrade rural sanitation, while Sikkim, way train to Mathura. And, amidst but it is perhaps in Pakistan that ure is directly related to the reason with their diverse populations, questered in its hate.
the beauty of Pakistans Swat Val- the people have suffered most of its state. identity politics destroys social co- There is a certain resemblance
Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Uttarakhand, Haryana and
ley, a girl child is shot and mutil- from state-sponsored identity hesion and stands in the way of between the moment captured by
Gujarat have exceeded the goals. Given the substantial ated for seeking the right to go to politics. Ruptured social fabric economic progress. Interestingly, these lines and our collective con-
funding available from the Centre, State governments school. The economist Mahbub ul Haq The situation in India is more com- this is equally true for countries dition in South Asia today. A differ-
cannot have a convincing reason for a poor record. The It would be difficult to name an- pointed out how, on their fiftieth plex given its diversity. Its early with a large minority population, ence though is that unlike in
Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, which other region of the world that pro- anniversary, while Pakistans per political leadership successfully those with an overwhelming ma- Europe then, hate here is not
has introduced a new district-level ranking, should per- duces as much hate as South Asia. capita income was 35% greater delegitimised identity politics. jority and those that are near ho- aimed outside our countries but
suade the more backward States to bring about infra- Is there a common thread to these than Indias it had significantly There had been agitations for the mogenous. Thus, it is quite obvious within them. However, we cannot
ghastly incidents? Yes, there is. lower levels of literacy, school en- formation of linguistic States, of India cannot hope to enjoy peace if escape the consequence of hate
structure improvements. Yet, total Swachh will remain
These acts are the outcome of iden- rolment and access to safe drinking course, but they had mostly taken its substantial religious minorities even when it is not aimed at us.
elusive, because even urban India has no comprehens- tity politics that enforce behaviour water. This when by international the form of uniting people rather are not treated fairly. For the first South Asians can flourish only
ive waste management plan, leave alone the less afflu- based on sectarian values derived standards, India itself had low than dividing them. From the time, Indian democracy is under when hate is quelled. The poet
ent rural areas. Nearly 60% of sewage generated in the from religion. Of significance is levels of these indicators and was 1980s this was to change, however. the scanner abroad. Even after a would have said, Tolerate the
cities currently flows untreated into rivers, waterways, that the overwhelming majority of not the best performer even in By now, for close to three decades military victory over the Tamil Ti- mob and lose your country.
lakes and the sea. The rules on segregation of waste re- South Asian states are formally South Asia. It is not clear how Uttar Pradesh, a region the size of gers, Sri Lanka may have lost some
main on paper even in the bigger cities. It is now left to democracies. These incidents take much Pakistans position has France and Germany combined, international support, not to men-
Pulapre Balakrishnan is an economist
place while the state mostly stands changed by now but it is notable has been ruled by three different tion its relative prosperity in South
environmentally conscious citizens to adopt green
practices, compost and sort their waste. The big metros
generate a few thousand tonnes of garbage every day,
and city managers focus their energies on transporting
refuse to landfills. Many Indians do not see the waste
they generate as their problem, and consider it to be
Its time to focus on the toxic air we breathe
someone elses responsibility. Mahatma Gandhi saw in
this attitude the pernicious roots of societal divisions,
NITI Aayogs draft energy policy ignores the health impacts of energy choices
and campaigned against it. Achieving his vision for a were to transition to an ambitious HiAP, the Health and Family Wel- ation with envisaged increase in
clean nation will take more than symbolism it needs pathway which is cleaner and fare Ministry (MHFW) established nuclear power, or the occupational
clear policies and investments in the right systems. more sustainable. a steering committee with the aim exposures to silica and cadmium
In the document, there are 14 to garner multi-sectoral commit- during photovoltaic panel
references to health, of which only ment to address the issue of air pol- manufacturing.

five relate to public health in the lution in India. Furthermore, the The WHOs initial findings from

Race for Nairobi Dharmesh Shah

context of household cooking fuel.
The rest are analogies to describe
National Health Policy of 2017
views reducing air pollution as vi-
an expert consultation on Health
Indicators of Sustainable Energy
the health of the coal sector and tal to Indias health trajectory. provide a good outline to kick-start
The presidential election again faces On June 27, 2017, the Niti Aayog re- discoms. The World Health Organ- However, the National Energy a similar exercise in India. It lays
controversy; Kenya needs a simpler system leased the draft National Energy isation (WHO) reports that air pol- Policy neither reflects nor sup- out a few core and expanded indic-
Policy. It invited comments from lution is the number one environ- more than $3.5 trillion annually. ports the commitment outlined by ators that can help monitor the

enyas elections typically have not just highly
the public to help strengthen its mental health risk. In 2012, about Similarly, a joint study by the the MHFW. progress of a nations energy
charged campaigns, but they are protracted af- perspectives on some of the com- three million premature deaths World Bank and the Institute for Vision documents like the Na- policy. The core indicators address
fairs after the vote too, with fierce contestation plex issues surrounding energy se- were attributable to ambient air Health Metrics and Evaluation tional Energy Policy have to strive issues related to health equity
over the result and often violence. It had been hoped curity. Several public policy re- pollution. The cumulative toll in found that the aggregate cost of to minimise the unavoidable where health impact assessments
that this months presidential election would break that search and civil society terms of illness and impairment is premature deaths due to air pollu- health impacts of energy produc- become an integral part of energy
cycle, but events have so far played to previous trends. organisations partook in the pro- likely to be greater. tion was more than $5 trillion tion, and their associated health policy design and implementation.
All votes have still not been counted, but with well over cess and critiqued the policy from According to environmental worldwide in 2013 alone. In East costs, especially given the policys The expanded indicators stress on
various standpoints. health researchers, children rep- and South Asia, welfare losses re- stated objectives of sustainability the need to develop baseline data
90% of the polling stations declaring results, President
resent the subgroup of the popula- lated to air pollution were the equi- and economic growth. The policy by generating emission inventories
Uhuru Kenyatta had secured almost 55% of the vote, Public health and growth tion most affected by air pollution valent of about 7.5% of GDP. should include a health impact as- and source apportionment of
with the Opposition candidate, Raila Odinga, trailing by An important aspect that the draft and will be the primary beneficiar- Given that every sectors de- sessment framework to weigh the urban air pollution that can inform
about 10 percentage points. Mr. Odinga of the National policy ignores is public health, es- ies of policies to reduce fossil fuel cisions, including the energy sec- health hazards and health costs as- mitigation and intervention
Super Alliance has disputed the provisional lead for the pecially in the context of the en- emissions. Moreover, research has tor, can have repercussions on de- sociated with the entire life cycle of policies. A nations energy policy
incumbent in Tuesdays election. The former Prime ergy mix envisaged under the NITI also established links between terminants of health, the WHOs existing and future energy projects can have a huge bearing on society
Minister has claimed the Opposition alliances own tab- Ambition Scenario. The Ambition public health and a nations eco- Health in All Policies (HiAP) frame- and technologies. For instance, and health. It is thus important to
Scenario is a tool to arrive at a nomic growth. The estimated cost work was established wherein there is no method under the cur- ensure that policies directed at en-
ulation is at variance with the provisional figures, al-
range of possible energy futures of ambient air pollution in terms of health considerations are made in rent policy regime, as proposed by ergy security are compatible with
leging that official databases have been hacked. The for the energy sector till 2040. The the value of lives lost and ill health policymaking across different sec- the NITI Aayog, to evaluate the public health goals.
election commission dismissed the allegations, insist- range presents the scenarios which in OECD (Organisation for Eco- tors, such as power, transport, ag- health impacts of coals contribu-
ing that the polls were held in a free and fair manner India may follow if it were to follow nomic Co-operation and Develop- riculture and housing, that could tion to mercury and fine particu- Dharmesh Shah is a Chennai- based
after an overhaul of the mechanism. Curiously, the poll a business-as-usual path versus if it ment) countries, India and China is influence health. In keeping with late pollution, or the risk of radi- environmental policy researcher
authority said that it had not received any formal com-
plaint from the Opposition. The suspense over the ulti-
mate outcome is likely to linger, not just because the
election commission is allowed seven days to declare
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters emailed to must carry the full postal address and the full name or the name with initials.
the final tally. The two-stage process in the announce-
ment of the results, besides poor electronic connectiv-
Drama in the House either by hook or by crook BJP and has unnecessarily cannot be disputed that cannot ignore the fact that This march is against
The foolishness of Congress in other States does not been projected as a battle there is a dire need to this legacy is not being superstition and other such
ity to interior regions, could complicate matters. For in- rebels Raghavji Patel and show it in great light. between Amit Shah and promote scientific temper taken forward the way it obscurantist notions which
stance, the provisional tallies are based on text Bholabhai Gohil not only Neither does Mr. Patels Sonia Gandhi. and a spirit of inquiry in the should be. Science and are, at best, populist.
messages sent by the returning officers from various saved the face of the victory signal a smooth ride The BJP has once again country. Recently, we heard research form the basis of a Policies have to be based on
polling stations to the commissions database. The final Congress but also proved for the Congress in the proved that it is not a party from none other than a High countrys advancement and evidence and not public
official results are calculated from the prescribed forms that the Election Assembly elections in with a difference. Political Court judge that peacocks it becomes the sole discourse as is happening
filled out at different polling centres and transmitted Commission is not a caged Gujarat. The party is still morality was its USP during are celibate and peahens get responsibility of the on the GM food front.
parrot unlike some of the plagued by factionalism and the Atal Bihari Vajpayee and impregnated by drinking government to promote it V. Rajan,
electronically to the commission. Thiruvananthapuram
other so-called other issues. Moreover, it is L.K. Advani era. The the tears of peacocks, and and ensure that it is
The technically complex system the tabulation sys- independent institutions a blow to the party that present duo only cares from a Minister that cows inculcated in the very roots
tem broke down in the previous election has added whose actions we have seen three Congress MLAs have about winning elections, inhale and exhale oxygen! of society. Rational thinking The core of scientific
grist to the Opposition mill. Mr. Odinga had exuded con- recently (Unseemly moved to the BJP (with not the means to win them. The sway of astrology based on facts can help us temper is freedom for open
fidence about his own prospects, while expressing cau- contest, August 10). That seven others set to join) and V.N. Gopal, among people despite the come out of the quagmire of logical criticism of all ideas,
the EC stood firm in its Shankersinh Vaghela has Chennai fact that it is based on blind false beliefs that people are however sacrosanct they
tious optimism about the conduct of a free and fair poll
following a reshuffle in the electoral body. But he has political neutrality despite quit. Mr. Vaghela enjoys faith cant be missed. falling prey to. Indias March may be. There has never
visits by central Ministers of huge support among his For a spirit of enquiry Heinous practices like for Science is an been any attempt to present
now sought to make connections between the murder
the Bharatiya Janata Party to followers in Gujarat. It is While rubbishing the March human sacrifices and opportunity for the scientific findings as eternal
of a top poll official last week and the results. Equally, its office to put pressure on going to be a big challenge for Science by scientists to witchcraft that are often government to pay heed to truths. People accept a
there have been concerns over the maintenance of law it to validate the two votes is for the Congress to lead the demand higher allocation of reported in the media Article 51A (h). well-examined finding until
and order during previous elections. More than 1,000 commendable. The BJP has party to victory under funds for research and require a strong movement Aparajita Singh, a better observation or
suffered an embarrassment Rahul Gandhis leadership. curbs on pseudoscience, like this to ensure that Lucknow argument comes along.
people were killed in post-election violence in 2008,
drawing international condemnation. The 2013 presid- in these elections. Jayant Mukherjee, the author equates people move away from the This, I believe, is the
Bidyut Kumar Chatterjee, Kolkata scientists with religious lure of superstitious beliefs. What we understand as essence of the scientific
ential election was marred by clashes. The availability Faridabad fundamentalists without K. Natarajan, science is evidence-based method. Today all sorts of
of well-established channels to resolve electoral dis- Madurai
The BJP hasnt exactly providing concrete and peer-reviewed obscurantist ideas are
putes is a pre-requisite for a functioning democracy, Ahmed Patels victory has crowned itself with political examples (The march from conclusions. There is gaining traction. We are not
and Kenya needs to consider further reforms in the light reaffirmed our faith in dignity. This episode shows yesterday, August 10). The fact that a country like nothing called the nave against myths, but
of repeated disputes. But the shortcomings of these in- democracy, but more that the party can go to any Similarly, he seems to India still grapples with ideas of science. The word presenting myths as reality
stitutions cannot be a licence for the display of muscle importantly this is a victory length to stall any step stretch his point too far in problems like irrationality nave refers more to is the problem.
power and violation of fundamental freedoms. The gov- against muscle power and forward by the Congress. saying that we cannot teach and superstition is cultural- and religious- D. Krishna Warrier,
money power. Though the What would have been an art, music, literature and unfortunate. There is no based opinion. And Thiruvananthapuram
ernment as well as the Opposition have a moral re-
BJP is in power in a majority ordinary election has been languages as they are not doubt that we have had studying science does not
sponsibility to ensure that the current controversy does
of the States, its recent converted into an based on scientific some great achievements in mean objecting to the study more letters online:
not deteriorate into violence and bloodshed. attempts to capture power extraordinary one by the evidence. However, it the scientific field, but we of the arts and literature.




Should marijuana be legalised?

The banning of marijuana has been a sweeping action, come a source of income toxicants like weed to be think, has been a sweeping action Monday evening and do a puja
for poor people with small made available legally depriving people of the good things called the Trinath Mela. They sit un-
depriving people of the good things it has to offer landholdings. That is one and easily for the poor, it has to offer. Back then, pressures der a big tree and pray to the three
part. The other part is, as this would render from the U.S., which is now legal- supreme beings and smoke ganja in
In the Indian context, proper factories for processing even if you are growing weed cheaper than alco- ising marijuana, forced us to con- the open. It is a custom that has
marijuana is mostly con- marijuana. Many countries have de- paddy, you can grow hol. Alcohol destroys the form. Now, several states in the U.S. been in existence for hundreds of
sidered as being of recre- veloped fabrics. It has unlimited us- marijuana on the margins. health and economy of have legalised pot. In fact, a com- years; I see no reason for making it
Satpathy LEFT ational use, but it is not age in diverse fields, including in India should ideally fo- families. Ideally one pany called American Green has illegal.
is a Biju Janata Dal
just that. Recreational the field of semiconductors. cus on marijuanas medi- should not be using any bought a small township (Nipton, Laws should be made to suit
MP representing
use is probably true for not more cinal use. It is known to help people intoxicant. No drugs at all. But I California) and wants to make it a people so that they do not break
Dhenkanal, Odisha
than 5%; for the rest, it has medi- A potential cash crop with eye ailments, cancer, and joint wish to allay fears that marijuana is smart ganja township. The towns- the law to maintain their lifestyle.
cinal purposes. The cannabis plant The cannabis plant is something pain. Incidentally, China is also do- a gateway drug. By itself, it is not an folk will get fabrics, medicines, as Laws should weave around an exist-
has tremendous amount of medi- natural to India, especially the ing a lot of research on marijuana intoxication that is habit-forming. I well as smokable marijuana. ing lifestyle, not obstruct it. Or else
cinal value and its potential for in- northern hilly regions. It has the for cancer cure. Marijuana does not am willing to admit that I have used laws will be broken. If you encour-
dustrial usage can hardly be over- potential of becoming a cash crop cure cancer but it reportedly stops it myself and I could quit it Time to make it legal age people in their normal day-to-
stated. China is investing a few for poor marginal farmers. If cancer from spreading. whenever I wanted. I was never ad- In Odisha, where weed is still legal, day life to break certain laws, the
billion dollars in developing differ- proper research is done and cultiva- The alcohol lobby, like the cigar- dicted to it anyway. I am not ad- people can buy marijuana for recre- sanctity of laws breaks down.
ent strains of the marijuana plant tion of marijuana encouraged at an ette lobby, is very powerful and it dicted to anything except coffee. ational use. The elderly people in
towards several objectives. It has official level, it can gradually be- would obviously not like natural in- So this banning of marijuana, I my constituency congregate every As told to Anuradha Raman

Cannabis is poisonous for both the soul and mind. It ality started deteriorating. creasingly realising that erate, the danger posed by can- ous crime. Besides, cannabis is the
He would occasionally in the garb of cannabis, nabis and other drugs can be gateway to substance dependence
creates a false world of pleasure turn violent as well. He they have legalised drug devastating for the countrys history for many patients.
also stopped taking care of warlords and their busi- health, especially the youth.
Narender was a truck time he actually flew in air. His himself, locking himself in ness. They have in- For a cannabis-free society
driver and a regular vehicle rolled down the 200-metre a room, even defecating creased the vulnerabilit- Severe health effects We have had similar debates when
cannabis user. He gorge and he died instantly. and urinating there. That ies of the youth. The lure The debate on legalisation of can- we legalised smoking nicotine. But
is when he was brought to of escape from the every- nabis is erroneous as we compare it its detrimental fallout is now play-
Arshad Hussain RIGHT looked forward to his
trip to Srinagar to buy
Amin is a chronic patient at a
psychiatric hospital. He has been the hospital where he was day world that cannabis with alcohol and nicotine, the two ing out right before our eyes. Now
is with the Department
of Psychiatry, high-quality cannabis. His wish was there for the last 15 years, largely diagnosed with disorgan- offers is irresistible for biggest killers. Cannabis is poison- all health budgets are spent minim-
Government Medical granted. He rejoiced and told his staying as an in-patient and dis- ised schizophrenia. It was too late many people. ous for both the soul and mind. It ising the damage. I hope and pray
College, Srinagar friends that he could hear the col- charged occasionally. He was ad- to retrieve him he did not re- The legalisation of cannabis in creates a false world of pleasure for a society where happiness is de-
ours red, green, white and all mitted in 2002 when he had turned spond to the treatment. cities like Amsterdam led to an in- which is not in our control and for rived from humour and friendship,
talk to him. He drove back to Pun- into a vegetable mute, dumb and crease in crime, from mugging to which we have to pay a heavy price social interactions and bonding, al-
jab in a haze. The beauty of Na- oblivious to the world. His history Backdoor entry to crime prostitution. The legalisation of in the form of amotivational syn- truism and philanthropy, sports
tional Highway 1A mesmerised him. revealed that he had started taking The fact remains that cannabis is a cannabis is achieving nothing other drome, psychosis, schizophrenia and adventures and not make-be-
The mountain ranges swam in front cannabis at 13. He would take it highly addictive substance, pro- than glorifying drug lords as busi- and bipolar disorder in vulnerable lieve pleasures with a massive toll
of his eyes. He imagined himself to once a while and then the fre- duces dependence, and is toxic for nessmen who earn revenue after individuals. on health. Let us make our world
be flying till he emerged out of the quency increased till he started tak- the brain. It is the gateway to playing havoc with the social and It has also been seen that the healthier for our posterity and let
Jawahar Tunnel. Instead of taking a ing it daily. A time came when he harder substances. The countries mental health of societies. In a soci- places where cannabis is easily us pledge for a cannabis-free
right, he took a left turn and this lived to have cannabis. His person- which legalised cannabis are in- ety where people are just getting lit- available are scenes of many a hein- society.

Criminalisation of a commodity as widespread as sequently, Article 47 of the tobacco. cause the international community search into cannabinoids, princip-
Constitution reads: The The Narcotic Drugs required us to do so. Now, as more ally tetrahydrocannabinol and can-
cannabis makes little economic, social or legal sense State shall endeavour to and Psychotropic Sub- and more countries are questioning nabidiol, and their efficacy in
bring about prohibition of stances Act of 1985 crim- and moving away from the war on treating symptoms of certain med-
Indias affinity to psy- proach whereby bhang, ganja and the consumption except inalised the cannabis drugs, India retains the dubious ical conditions. Indias national
choactive substances charas were classified as intoxicat- for medicinal purposes of plant, ganja and charas distinction of having the death pen- NDPS policy, however, categorically
is centuries old. Docu- ing drugs and regulated under ex- intoxicating drinks and of but not bhang. Although alty for subsequent drug offences, states: Cultivation of cannabis will
not be permitted given its limited
CENTRE mented references to cise laws. Post-Independence, a drugs which are injurious overtly punitive, the Act including for hashish (charas).
Tripti Tandon
cannabis date back to provision calling for the prohibi- to health. allows State governments Worse still, a recent public interest proven uses for medical purposes.
is Deputy Director of
2000-1400 BC, with texts describ- tion of manufacture, sale or trans- Importantly, the policy to permit and regulate litigation filed in the Supreme Court
Lawyers Collective, an
NGO working on
ing it as sacred grass. Medical use portation or consumption of intox- of prohibition is encouraged in rela- cannabis for medical, scientific seeks even stricter measures Going against global trends
of cannabis is recorded in books icating liquors was proposed as tion to substances that are injuri- and, to some extent, industrial against drug use and trafficking. It Criminalisation of a commodity as
human rights issues
like the Susruta Samhita. To date, part of the Directive Principles of ous to health. Many in the sci- uses. Few States, however, have would do well for the parties con- popular and widespread as can-
bhang, ganja and charas products State Policy. It was extended to entific community doubt if, and to made use of their regulatory cerned to look at data, including a nabis makes little economic, social
of the cannabis plant are enlisted drugs after a Member of the Con- what extent, cannabis meets this powers. As a result, people con- fact-finding study by the British or legal sense. Many countries are
in the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, stituent Assembly remarked about threshold. In 1997, the All India In- tinue to be arrested and jailed for Home Office in 2014, which found rightly experimenting with legislat-
1945 for use in Ayurvedic, Siddha the evil of opium prevailing in the stitute of Medical Sciences, New the possession and use of cannabis. no obvious relationship between ive models of decriminalisation as
and Unani medicine. country. There was no mention, Delhi published a report titled Can- According to the National Crime Re- the toughness of a countrys en- well as legalisation of cannabis, in
let alone discussion, on cannabis. nabis, Health Damage? Legislative cords Bureau, 67% of the cases re- forcement against drug possession, order to break the connection
What the law says Interestingly, the demand to add to- Options, which found cannabis use gistered under the NDPS Act in 2015 and levels of drug use in that between organised crime and the
The British colonial administration bacco alongside intoxicating drinks to be less harmful than certain licit were for ganja and charas. country. growing number of law-abiding
adopted a licence and tax ap- and drugs was ignored. Con- substances like alcohol and Cannabis was made illegal be- There is a growing body of re- people who use cannabis.




Failing Indias children Varnish poison takes toll of 137 lives

Dropping the no-detention policy in The death-toll in varnish poisoning in Madras City and
primary and middle school is retrogade Chingleput District during the past four days has reached 137
(including about 35 deaths in villages around Wallajabad, for
MYTHILI SUNDAR which confirmation is not available). About 330 persons are
undergoing treatment in the City [Madras], Chingleput and
The governments proposal to amend Kancheepuram hospitals. Mr. C.N. Annadurai, Chief Minister,
the Right to Education Act and allow who was on his way to Madras from Tiruchi, visited the
States to drop the no-detention policy Chingleput Medical College Hospital to-night [August 10]. He

at the primary and middle school levels was accompanied by Mr. K.A. Mathialagan, Food Minister.
will have far-reaching consequences They were received by Mr. K. Lakshmikanthan Bharathi, Col-
for the education scenario. The pro- lector, Chingleput and Dr. D. Sathyavageeswaran, Superin-
posal, which will give States the choice tendent of the hospital. Mr. Annadurai and Mr. Mathialagan
to detain children in classes 5 and 8, saw the patients in the surgical ward and enquired of the doc-
does not consider socio-economic tors about the facilities and treatment given to them.
factors and the states limitations in providing education, es-
pecially for the weaker sections.
According to the Ministry of Human Resource Develop- A HUNDRED YEARS AGO AUGUST 11, 1917
ment, the dropout rate in elementary school was about 4% in
2014-2015. Detaining children on the basis of examinations will Sir Rabindra Nath Tagore on Home Rule.
lead to an increase in the dropout rate. Parents may feel the
child will be better off going to work as he/she can help bring CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
additional income to the family and learn a skill for survival. bindra Nath Tagore read a paper in Bengali entitled the Mas-
Economically disadvantaged groups do not have access to
CONCEPTUAL ACT ONE ters Bill. The Honble Bhupendra Nath Basu presided. Sir
private tuitions to train their children to perform better the fol- Pork barrel Confusion in the case of cross-voting Rabindra Nath reviewed the political situation created by the
lowing year in the same class. This will mean more youngsters Economics Home Rule agitation and the attitude of the Government to-
out of school with no prospects of a productive future. wards it. He impressed upon the audience that it would not
Detention will become an added disincentive particularly Pork barrel is government Who is the authorised representative for a rebel MLA? do for the people of Bengal to cry for Self-Government if they
for girls. They face numerous challenges including puberty spending that is targeted continue to be bound and led as they had been for ages past
(many drop out of school because they do not have access to to benefit the residents of Krishnadas Rajagopal even though cast in an tion Bench of the Supreme by false ideals of society, religion and morality and sacrificed
low-cost sanitary napkins and toilets in schools), lack of a certain constituency in open ballot system, are Court in the Kuldip Nayar truth and right at the alter of those ideals.
schools closer home, and the burden of siblings and early mar- return for their political The Rajya Sabha election secret. case (2006) upheld the
riage. There will be an increase in the number of child mar- support. The term is often in Gujarat highlighted the On four separate occa- open ballot system, hold- CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
riages and teenage pregnancies. In a society that considers the used in a derogatory sense procedural matrix of the sions, the instructions in- ing that it was essential as
girl child a burden, and a country which has the second to refer to public projects open ballot system under voke Rule 39AA to remind electors were resorting to
highest number of child marriages, parents will only find an- that do not make eco- Rule 39AA of the Conduct the MLAs that their cross voting under the
other reason to marry the girl off rather than send her to the nomic sense but are still of Election Rules of 1961. marked votes are to be garb of conscience voting,
same class for the second consecutive year. Cutting a girl carried out purely for This says that a voter may shown only to the author- flouting party discipline in
childs education short in the name of improving learning political purposes. It was show his/her marked bal- ised representative of the name of secrecy of
levels is certainly not in the best interest of Beti Bachao, Beti coined by American writer lot paper to the author- their political party before voting.
Padhao. Edward Everett Hale in his ised representative of his/ being dropped into the In its order, the EC has
The governments latest proposal goes against the spirit of 1863 story The Children her political party before ballot box, and any trans- observed that Rule 39AA
the RTE, which is a fundamental right guaranteeing free and of the Public. Politicians dropping it into the ballot gression will amount to is very clear that the
compulsory education till the age of 14. According to the Right who compete for support box. The question of law their votes being declared elector has to show his
to Education Act: The overall objective of age appropriate ad- from voters tend to pro- which cropped up was invalid. ballot paper only to the
mission for these children is to save them from the humiliation mote pork barrel projects whether this kind of an In its order on the con- authorised representative
and embarrassment of sitting with younger children. When as a form of competitive open election process troversy, the Election of his party and to no one
older children are forced to sit in a class younger than their populism. Infrastructure had any secrecy of vote in- Commission of India deals else. It said that in case of
age, they tend to be teased, taunted, suffer lower self-esteem, projects are the most com- volved at all. Is it a viola- with the contention that independent MLAs, they
and consequently drop out. This logic also holds good for mon example of discre- tion of secrecy if a voter there is nothing secret in do not have to show their
children who are made to repeat the same class while their tionary pork barrel shows his/her marked the open ballot system. votes to anyone at all.
classmates are promoted to the next class. spending. vote to anyone other than The provision of open However, Rule 39AA is
Teacher shortage and quality of teaching and learning con- the authorised represent- voting at Rajya Sabha elec- silent on who would be
tinue to be huge challenges in a country that depends on the ative concerned? tions does not mean that the authorised represent-
private sector to deliver on the education front. Given teacher CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC Instructions to the the principle of secrecy of ative for a rebel MLA. Is it
absenteeism and shortage of skilled teachers in many state- voters for casting vote in vote has been given a com- still the authorised agent
run schools, and the level of competition children from disad- the Rajya Sabha elections, plete go bye and that the of the party he/she has re-
vantaged groups face in private schools, it is unfair to evaluate THE WEB an official communication ballot paper of an elector belled against or is it the
children in an examination and deny them promotion based dated August 1 sent by the can be shown to, or be representative of the polit-
on their performance. In Numbers: the Indian Assistant Election Officer seen by, any person ical party he/she has voted
The RTE should not be curtailed for any reason. Many chil- Railways' people problem and Deputy Secretary of present in the place of for? Or does a rebel MLA
dren from weaker sections have benefited from this right. Tak- the Gujarat Legislative As- poll, the EC interpreted enjoy the same status as
ing away the guarantee the Act offers up to the middle school sembly to the MLAs, con- Rule 39AA. that of an independent
level is retrograde. firms that their votes, The five-judge Constitu- MLA?




Trust of millions broken: Sharad Expelled
Cong. MLAs
Minorities are safer, JD(U) leader says he was personally hurt by Nitish Kumars decision to align with the BJP to join BJP
assures Venkaiah Amarnath Tewary
cial) Janata Dal have become Nitish Kumar may suspend
Special Correspondent
the Chief Minister and minis- Mr. Sharad Yadav from the JD Congress legislators who
The former BJP president ate action should be taken, Kicking-off his three day dir- ters in Patna but, there is the (U), which would mean that were expelled by the party
also cautioned against creat- he said. ect interaction with people real Janata Dal among the the latter would lose all priv- for cross-voting in favour of
ing divide in the nation by Mr. Naidu also said some programme in Bihar, dis- masses. When asked ileges that a leader of party the BJP candidate in the
singling out one com- people blow out of propor- gruntled Janata Dal (United) whether his tour would not enjoys in the Rajya Sabha. Rajya Sabha polls are set to
munity, saying it will draw tion such incidents for polit- leader and the partys Rajya amount to anti-party activ- join the BJP. Except
adverse reaction from other ical considerations. Some go Sabha member Sharad Yadav ity, Mr. Yadav declined to Grapevine abuzz Shankersinh Vaghela,
communities. If you single to the extent of defaming on Thursday said, I con- comment. The political grapevine in the other legislators including
out one community, other the county by raising such tinue to stand by the ma- Meanwhile, JD(U) State State is abuzz that Sharad Ya- Mr. Vaghelas son Ma-
communities will take it oth- issues at international hagathbandhan (grand alli- chief spokesperson Sanjay dav is in touch with some hendrasinh will join the
erwise. That is why we say forum. ance) of the RJD, Congress Singh reminded him, JD(U) other disgruntled JD(U) lead- party.
all are equal. Appeasement Some do it to create rift and JD(U)ending the alli- means Nitish Kumar and Nit- ers, MLAs and MPs to form a All seven legislators had
for none justice for all, he between communities and ance is betrayal of the man- ish Kumar means JD(U). new alliance with the RJD a meeting with BJP Presid-
added. derive political mileage, he date of 11 crore people of the On his three-day Bihar and the Congress to take on ent Amit Shah on Wednes-
said, adding the basic prob- Statethe mandate was tour, State JD(U) chief Mr. Nitish Kumar. day to discuss their entry
No discrimination lem arises due to vote bank given for five years. Political churning: JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav speaking to Basistha Narayan Singh said, The JD(U)s 14 State pres- into the saffron fold. We
He said history has proved politics and due to treating a Accompanied by mediapersons at Patna airport on Thursday. RANJEET KUMAR * It is his [Sharad Yadavs] idents are with Sharad Yadav- had a meeting with
that there is no discrimina- community as vote bank. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) personal initiative and the JD let Nitish Kumar be with Amitbhai and we told him
tion against minorities. leaders on his tour, the Patna airport. However, a farpur. In the history of In- (U) has nothing to do with his Bihar unit and rule the that we all will join the
They (minorities) got in BJP condemns senior JD(U) leader said, I lone senior JD(U) leader dependent India, it has it. State with the BJP, said Arun party, Mr. Mahendrasinh
prominent positions includ- BJP leaders too did not was personally hurt and Ramai Ram, said to be close happened for the first time Earlier, along with Sharad Kumar Shrivastva, who was Vaghela told media per-
ing constitutional responsib- mince words and referred pained by [the decision] as I to RJD chief Lalu Prasad, also that two parties contesting Yadav, two other JD(U) Rajya recently removed from the sons in Gandhinagar on
ilities because there is no directly to Mr. Ansaris inter- too had campaigned hard for accompanied Mr. Sharad Ya- against each other on separ- Sabha MPs Ali Anwar An- post of general secretary of Thursday.
discrimination, and also on view. Party general secret- the grand alliance. dav from the airport. ate manifestos joined hands sari and Virender Kumar the JD(U) after the lone party Meanwhile, Mr.
account of their merit, he ary Kailash Vijayvargiya said Mr. Sharad Yadav contin- midway and formed the gov- had also opposed Nitish Ku- legislator in Gujarat, Ch- Shankersinh Vaghela
said. such a petty remark was First time in history ued his three-day journey of ernment, Mr. Yadav said mars decision to join hands hotubhai Vasava, declared slammed the Congress and
Asked about incidents of not expected from someone Some RJD leaders and party direct interaction with the while addressing people at with the Bharatiya Janata that he had voted for the said a large number of
alleged intolerance, Mr. of his position. I condemn workers were seen receiving people of the State and re- Hajipur. Party (BJP). Congress candidate Ahmad leaders had left the party
Naidu said India was a huge his comments. He has made Mr. Yadav and shouting slo- ceived a warm welcome at At Sonepur, he said, If sources in the JD(U) are Patel in the Rajya Sabha elec- because they were ignored
country and there could be political comments as he is gans in his favour at the Hajipur, Sonepur and Muzaf- People of the sarkari (offi- to be believed, party chief tion. by the high command.
some stray occurrences, retiring. He is still a Vice-
which are nothing but ab- President and such com-
errations. ments do not reflect his of-
Nobody can justify at-
tacks on fellow citizens on
the basis of community.
Such incidents should be
fices dignity. It seems he is
making such comments to
find political shelter after re-
tirement he said.
UAE joins chorus of concern over Doklam
condemned and appropri- (With PTI Inputs) Any military escalation between India and China would be potentially very disruptive, says Emirates Foreign Minister
Suhasini Haidar through reports in the ded. Mr. Gargash was in Egypt against Qatar that has Nahyan to India in the past

Diplomatic skills press, Mr. Gargash told Delhi on his fifth trip this dragged on since June 3. two years, and a visit by
Any military escalation journalists about his year to discuss deepening bi- Prime Minister Narendra
between India and China meetings. lateral ties, but also as a part Investment delayed Modi to the Emirates.

helped Ansari: PM would be potentially very

disruptive for the region,
said Anwar Gargash, the vis-
Troop build-up
On Thursday, reports indic-
of a diplomatic offensive by
Gulf states following their
economic blockade over
Mr. Gargash accepted that
movement on proposed in-
vestment from the UAE sov-
Governance is very im-
portant. The whole idea of
[UAE] investment [in India]
Mr. Ansari hoped that all Your work remained iting Minister of Foreign Af- ated that both India and what they call Qatars broken ereign wealth fund (SWF) was an old model, and
sections of the House would limited in a particular area. fairs from the United Arab China were strengthening promises on ending support into Indian infrastructure should have been more insti-
seek to achieve this laudable But during these 10 years, Emirates. Mr. Gargash dis- troop deployments at the site to extremism, jihadism and projects had been delayed tutional... that is why things
objective, as the manner in you had to deal with a differ- cussed the current standoff of the standoff near the In- terrorism. over procedural negoti- have taken more time be-
which they conduct busi- ent kind of responsibility (in at Doklam with External Af- dia-Bhutan-China tri-junc- Anwar Gargash The Minister said he had ations, and specifically the cause of the establishment of
ness is watched by the cit- running the House). Each fairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tion, with no indication in assured the Indian leader- mandate of the governing the NIIF, he said. The minis-
izens with a discerning eye. moment, you had to remain and National Security Ad- sight of a resolution to the two great powers, India and ship that Indian expatriates body of the National Infra- ter wouldnt confirm that the
Referring to Mr. Ansari's confined to the Constitution viser Ajit Doval in Delhi on two-month long dispute. China is potentially very dis- would not suffer because structure Investment Fund figure of $75 billion an-
career, Mr. Modi said his and you made a good ef- Wednesday. Mr. Gargash joined other ruptive for all of us. The of the blockade and Indian (NIIF). nounced during Mr. Modis
tenure as a diplomat was fo- fort, Mr Modi said.. We were informed of the countries including Australia more there is a way to re- economic interests in the re- The investment has been visit would flow into the
cussed on West Asia and There may have been developments and the con- and the U.S. in expressing solve these issues between gion would not be affected delayed despite two visits by NIIFs coffers, saying only
had been associated with some struggle within you cerns (on Doklam) and I have concern about the situation. two great nations, the more by the clash between Saudi UAE Crown Prince Sheikh that UAE has said we have a
the same kind of atmo- (all these years) but from also been following the issue Any escalation between stable we feel we are, he ad- Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Mohammed Bin Zayed al- huge appetite for India.
sphere, same kind of ideo- now onwards, you wont
logy and same kind of have to face this dilemma.

Sushma Army advances winter Panel moots defence

people. You will have a feeling of
Mr. Modi said that even freedom and you will get an
after retirement from ser- opportunity to work, think
Swaraj calls
vice, Mr. Ansari had mostly
worked with the Minority
Commission and Aligarh
and talk according to your
ideology, the Prime Minis-
ter told the outgoing Chair- on Nepal PM exercises in Sikkim procurement fund
Muslim University. man of the Rajya Sabha.
Special correspondent MoD goes back on its original demand
NEW DELHI Defence sources deny reports of village being evacuated
No vehicle insurance Paving the way for closer
bilateral consultation in the
coming weeks, External Af-
Special Correspondent
Special Correspondent
The Ministry of Defence
on its original demand for
such a fund. It was earlier
keen on such a fund to pre-

without pollution test fairs Minister Sushma Swa-

raj held talks in Kath-
mandu with the Nepali
The Armys 33 Corps, re-
sponsible for the security of
the Sikkim border, has ad-
(MoD) has gone back on its
demand for a non-lapsable
capital fund for defence pro-
vent the unspent amount in
a financial year from being
returned to the Finance
This is an important step nationwide, Sunita Narain, leadership on Thursday. vanced its annual exercises curements, even as the Par- Ministry as defence pur-
forward. The EPCA investig- director-general, Centre for The visit by Ms. Swaraj is to August-end. However, liamentary Standing Com- chases generally tend to
ation has shown very poor Science and Environment, mainly meant for the 15th Army sources denied re- mittee (PSC) on Defence on have long procurement
level of compliance with the said. Ministerial meeting from ports of a border village be- Thursday asked the Ministry cycles.
PUC programme. In Delhi, The court also directed the Bay of Bengal coun- ing evacuated. of Finance to work out the On February 2 this year,
only 23% of vehicles come the linking of PUC centres tries, but she held bilateral The Indian Army was modalities for the creation the MoD had sent a proposal
for PUC tests. with an online network and talks acrossthe political tight-lipped about the move, of such a fund in consulta- for obtaining an 'in-prin-
With mandatory linking data centres to prevent spectrum of Nepal, includ- even as some reports spoke tion with the MoD. ciple' approval of the Fin-
of annual vehicle insurance manual tampering. It asked ing with agitating leaders of China beefing up its milit- Being ready: Armys 33 Corps, responsible for the security of In its latest report presen- ance Ministry on the cre-
with valid PUC certificate, the State governments to of the Madhesi community, ary presence in the vicinity Sikkim, has advanced annual exercises to August-end. REUTERS * ted in the Parliament, the ation of the account. But
the compliance level can im- audit PUC centres and set who have been demanding of the standoff site in Dok- Committee said: Hence, according to the report
prove significantly espe- up a strong oversight system Constitutional reforms in lam in recent days. fore snow sets in. where the two sides are on a the Committee would like tabled in Parliament on
cially as the Supreme Court to ensure credible tests and Nepal. According to sources, military standoff, have been the Ministry of Finance to Thursday, its stand has
has directed its enforcement emission results. Ms. Swaraj met with the Sukna headquartered 33 Chinas warning asked to vacate. Rejecting work out the modalities for changed after consultations
Nepali PM Sher Bahadur Corps has already issued an The development comes the reports, defence sources the creation of a 'non-laps- with the Finance Ministry.
Deuba to discuss his up- operational alert for troop even as the Chinese side said that neither any village able defence capital fund ac- The reasons for no longer
coming visit to India, his movement to hold its annual continues to up its rhetoric. has been evacuated nor pro- count' in consultation with seeking the fund are: the
EPS faction nullifies first since taking charge in
June following a power-
exercises before the end of
August. Troop movement to-
State-run China Daily on
Wednesday warned: The
posed by the Indian Army to
be evacuated in Sikkim.
the Ministry of Defence and
apprise the Committee of
limited utility of such a
fund, rules governing its

TTVs appointment sharing arrangement with

his predecessor Pushpa
Kamal Dahal Ms. Swarajs
wards their areas of possible
action during a conflict is
already under way. The exer-
countdown to a clash
between the two forces has
Meanwhile, a crucial sem-
inar hosted by the Chinese
Consulate in Kolkata focus-
the progress made in this
direction at the earliest, and
not later than three months
creation that state the Gov-
ernment should have sur-
plus funds (which is not so
Mr. Dhinakaran, who was for negotiations on a visit is significant as it cise would last two weeks. Also, reports had sing on exchanges and co- of the presentation of this in the prevailing fiscal situ-
expelled from the party by merger. comes in the midst of the Traditionally, the annual emerged from the border operation between China report to Parliament. ation), and assurance from
Jayalalithaa, was re-induc- ongoing India-China stand- exercises are held in that residents of Nathang vil- and Eastern India has However, it is surprising the Finance Ministry for ad-
ted and made deputy gen- On appointments off over Doklam. September, sources said, be- lage, 35 km from Doklam, been postponed. that the MoD is going back ditional funds, if required.
eral secretary by Sasikala on The resolution, adopted at
the day she went to jail. the Thursday morning,
Attempting to send out a
larger message through the
resolution, the ruling camp
high-level meeting, chaired
by Mr. Palaniswami and at-
tended by 26 other party
Suggestions pour in for Mehbooba discusses Aamby Valley:
SC declines
said party workers would
not like anyone to occupy
the post of permanent gen-
functionaries at the AI-
ADMK head office, termed
the recent appointments Modis I-Day address Art. 35(A) with Rajnath Sahara plea
eral secretary held by Jay- made by Mr. Dhinakaran to
alalithaa. various positions in the An NGO challenged its validity in SC Legal Correspondent
It added that the party party as not permissible as Topics from people include education, sanitation and jobs NEW DELHI
and the government were per the partys rules and Vijaita Singh The Supreme Court on
being run by headquarters regulations. Nistula Hebbar Modis perusal, said an offi- New Delhi Thursday declined a plea
office-bearers, appointed by K.A. Sengottaiyan, chair- NEW DELHI cial. Just what the Prime The Home Ministry held a by the Sahara group to
Jayalalithaa under the man of the party presidium Prime Minister Narendra Minister could choose to series of consultations with postpone the publication
party rule 20 (V). The rule and Dindigul C. Modis invitation to people speak from these sugges- the Law Ministry on Article of the auction notice of
permits the office bearers Sreenivasan, treasurer, were to send suggestions about tions will only be known on 35(A), which has been chal- their prized Aamby Valley
nominated by the general among those who attended topics to be included in his August 15. lenged in the Supreme property in Pune to pay
secretary to remain in of- the meeting but as they have Independence Day address Court by the way of a public back investors.
fice, in the event of vacancy been appointed by Sasikala, is not new, he did the same Top trending interest litigation (PIL) peti- A Bench of Justices
in the post of general secret- they were not signatories to in 2015, and just like that The top trending topics tion last month. Deepak Misra, Ranjan Go-
ary, till a new general secret- the resolution. year, suggestions have among suggestions include The constitutional valid- goi and A.K. Sikri refused
ary assumes office. Contending that Mr Dh- poured in to both the NaMo education quality, Clean In- ity of Article 35A, which Mehbooba Mufti the application to delay the
The move from Mr. Palan- inakarans decisions App, his personal App, and dia, digitisation as a tool to prohibits a non-J&K resident advertisement of the auc-
iswamis camp appears to aimed at creating unneces-, Government of end corruption, and Beti from buying property in the The Home Ministry is learnt tion notice scheduled for
have opened fresh channels sary confusion within the Indias e-governance portal. Narendra Modi Bachao, Beti Padhao, a set State and ensures job reser- to have told Attorney-Gen- August 14 by a month, till
of communication with the party would not be bind- From announcing a ban that could well be a guide to vation for J&K residents, has eral K.K. Venugopal that the September.
AIADMK (PTA) for negotiat- ing on members of the on cigarettes to a law that the government dealing with future priorities for gov- been challenged by an NGO. issue being discussed in the The court however re-
ing a merger and to isolate party. would bar big feasts to be the suggestions, around ernance. J&K Chief Minister Me- court was a matter of inter- corded that, meanwhile,
Mr. Dhinakaran, who is The resolution, for the served during death rituals 6,000 comments in the Suggestions include the hbooba Mufti and her polit- pretation of law for which Sahara can continue nego-
heading the new faction first time, publicly stated like Shraadhs in order to NaMo App and 2216 in My- setting up of a national em- ical rival Omar Abdullah no affidavit was required. tiations with investors on a
with the deemed support of that the appointment of Mr. protect the poor, more than have been registered. ployment projection portal, have strongly objected to Mr. Venugopal had in- proposal to alienate 26%
around 35 MLAs. The AI- Dhinakaran was against 8,000 comments and sug- We have sent one batch of which will give a great direc- any tinkering with it. formed the SC on July 17 that equity in the Aamby Valley
ADMK (PTA) has made a Rule 30 (V), which makes a gestions have been posted prcis of suggestions on Au- tion for parents, students Ms. Mufti met Home Min- the Centre wanted a larger property.
probe into Jayalalithaas five-year membership of the by Indians from across the gust 8 and will be sending a and educational institutions ister Rajnath Singh on debate on the subject and The court said that any
death and expulsion of the party a prerequisite for con- country. second batch around 12 or 13 to build the right skills and Thursday and is learnt to the matter was transferred money deposited by the in-
Sasikala family prerequisites testing for any post. According to officials in of August for Prime Minister curriculum for jobs. have discussed the subject. to a three-judge Bench. vestors will be protected.



No closure of branches
after SBI merger, LS told
Merger of associate banks
with the State Bank of India
will not mean the closure of
their branches across the
country, Minister of State for
Finance Santosh Gangwar
assured the Lok Sabha on
Fresh innings: BJP president Amit Shah, Union Minister Smriti Irani and Ahmed Patel of the Congress arrive in Parliament on Thursday. The three were elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat recently. *
Thursday. Only their names
have been changed, Mr.

Amended Banking Regulation Bill gets elders nod

Gangwar said. The Lok Sabha
on Thursday amended the
State Bank of India Act 1955.

It empowers the Reserve Bank of India to issue instructions to PSBs to act against major defaulters 100 crore earmarked
Special Correspondent case of wilful defaulters. nesses had suffered. How-
The Rajya Sabha on
Only in cases of normal com-
mercial transactions were
ever, things were now look-
ing up with the government
for northeast floods
Thursday passed the Bank- the names not made public. introducing customs duty
ing Regulation (Amendment) Asked about the Panama and minimum import price. Centre denies it failed in its response
Bill, which empowers the Re- cases, he said action had The road sector had also Uproar as Dattatreya
serve Bank of India to issue been taken pertaining to all started showing good res- Special Correspondent the Centre had discrimin- moves Wages Code Bill
instructions to the banks to foreign account details that ults. Mr. Jaitley said the NEW DELHI ated against the States that NEW DELHI

act against major defaulters. had come. earlier rules for debt recov- The Union government told were not ruled by the BJP The Lok Sabha on Thursday
The Bill, earlier passed by ery were time-consuming. the Lok Sabha on Thursday and between BJP and non- witnessed an uproar when
the Lok Sabha, will replace Bad debts The new parallel mechanism that it had earmarked 100 BJP ruled states in funds al- Labour Minister Bandaru
the Banking Regulation On the concerns raised by was more effective. crore and set up a panel of location. Dattatreya moved to
(Amendment) Ordinance, Congress member Jairam experts to find a lasting solu- We feel there is political introduce the Wage Code Bill.
2017. Ramesh about rising non- Hasty legislation tion to the frequent floods in discrimination, Mr. Roy Objecting to the move,RSP
performing assets (NPA), Mr. What was the urgency to the northeast, including As- said. MP from Kollam, Kerala, N.K.
IN PARLIAMENT Jaitley said they stood at Power for banks: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks in the pass the Bill, he was asked. sam. To this, Mr. Rijiju respon- Premachandran, said, This is
a bill that affects the entire
6.41 lakh crore by March Rajya Sabha on Thursday. PTI * It is already too late, Mr. Minister of State for ded that two instalments to
Replying to a debate on this year. They were growing Jaitley said. The capacity of Home Kiren Rijiju, in his the State Disaster Relief workforce...why is there such
the Bill, Finance Minister because of accumulated in- Mr. Jaitley said after the in- marks, the Finance Minister banks to lend money to reply to a calling attention Fund had been made in a hurry to pass it ?
Arun Jaitley said there was terests. Along with the solvency law, which provides identified Steel, Infrastruc- small creditors is being im- motion on the issue of time and without any dis-
nothing wrong in banks giv- stressed assets, they amoun- for a window of 180 days for ture, Power and Textiles as pacted, the growth is im- floods, rejected Opposition crimination. We have also
ing out loans and trying to ted to over 8 lakh crore. debtors to settle the matter the sectors with the most pacted. claims that the government allocated 130 crore to the
recover them. It was only on Some members wondered or face eviction and sub- NPAs. Public sector banks Among those who parti- had failed to respond in State [West Bengal] govern-
the strength of the banking why the government was ex- sequent takeover of manage- were hit the most as big in- cipated in the debate were time to the annual feature ment for desilting the
finance that businesses ex- tending such powers to the ment by debt reconstruction dustrial and infrastructure Samajwadi Partys Naresh of floods and given little fin- Damodar River, he said.
panded, jobs were created RBI, to which the Finance companies, things had star- programmes were suppor- Agrawal, AIADMKs N. Goku- ancial help to the States. The State (West Bengal)
and the economy moved on. Minister said the RBI was not ted improving. Debtors were ted by them in the hope that lakrishnan, TMCs S.S. Roy, had to first submit a memor-
Responding to demands merely a regulator. now coming forward to there would be further JD (U)s Harivansh, CPI(M)s Trinamools charge andum to the Centre to get Dont call deaths murder:
for making the names of big It also performed other settle unresolved issues with expansion. Tapan Kumar Sen, BSPs He also denied the allega- funds to tackle the floods; Speaker corrects MP
defaulters public, Mr. Jaitley functions like public debt lenders. Due to the import of steel Veer Singh and BJDs Sarojini tion made by Saugata Roy of the document was yet to be NEW DELHI
said it was being done in the management. Earlier, in his opening re- from China, domestic busi- Hembram. the Trinamool Congress that sent. When a Congress member,
Gaurav Gogoi, said that
people have been murdered

Yechury thanks BJP, Cong. leaders Railways detect 1.11 crore (hatya hui) during the floods
in Assam in Hindi, Lok Sabha
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan

Outgoing Rajya Sabha member delivers an emotional farewell speech in fake notes in 10 years immediately pointed out that
the term should be mrityu
(death). Mr. Gogoi then
Special Correspondent cretic evolution of India. We movements that will be tak- thanked the Speaker for
NEW DELHI know today, that is our ing place outside. House panel had raised doubts on fake notes at counters pointing it out. PTI
Three Rajya Sabha members strength. Special Correspondent fake currency notes detec- deficiency promptly. The
CPI(M)s Sitaram Yechury, If you try to impose a Old friends NEW DELHI ted at the railway cash coun- Railways informed the com-
D. Pandya of the BJP and uniformity, whether it is reli- Samajwadi Party leader Ram The Railways have detected ters and asked the Railways mittee that it ordered early
TMC leader D. Bandyopad- gious uniformity or linguistic Gopal Yadav, choking with fake currency notes with a to procure fake currency de- recovery of the remaining
hyay are retiring at the uniformity or cultural uni- emotion while concluding face value of 1.11 crore at its tecting machines. Further, fake currency notes.
conclusion of the Monsoon formity, on our diversity, his speech, bid farewell to cash counters in the last 10 training should be provided
session on Friday. then this country can never Mr. Yechury whose seat was years, according to the re- to the staff at the railway Iron ore scam
In an emotional farewell remain together. It will only beside his in the House. He port of a Parliamentary counters by the RBI, the SBI Railways filed suits worth
speech on Thursday, Mr. implode. said being his partys general Standing Committee. and the nationalised or 3,168 crore against 47 de-
Yechury said he was over- Sharing his experience in secretary, Mr. Yechury The Railways have re- private banks to identify fake faulting freight companies All households to be
whelmed by the words of the Rajya Sabha over the past should change its constitu- covered 66.2 lakh from the notes, the committee said which benefited from its electrified by 2022
praise from the Leader of the Sitaram Yechury 12 years, Mr. Yechury said: I tion so that a third term staff members responsible in its report, Outstanding dual freight policy of 2008. NEW DELHI
House, Arun Jaitley, Leader can say that it is not that we could be allowed in the Rajya for taking the fake currency Dues for Indian Railways, The CBI filed cases against All households will be
of the Opposition Ghulam Vivekananda talks of the only reflect the concerns of Sabha. Mr. Yechury said he notes and are yet to get back tabled in the Lok Sabha on these firms that moved iron electrified before August 15,
Nabi Azad and other col- Vedantic Mind in an Islamic the people outside. too would miss Mr. Yadav. the remaining 45.1 lakh in Thursday. ore for exports by paying 2022 and all villages before
leagues. body, that is the future of In- We also give an agenda to Among those who spoke counterfeit currency notes. As per the norms, the less rates meant for do- May next, Power minister
Stressing on strengthen- dia. Swami Vivekananda was the people outside, how the were Jairam Ramesh, Derek The Parliamentary Stand- staff responsible for receiv- mestic traffic, causing a loss. Piyush Goyal told the Lok
ing the bonds of commonal- not somebody who did not country should be, and that OBrien, Tiruchi Siva, D. ing Committee on Trans- ing fake currency notes at In May 2016, the Railways Sabha on Thursday. We will
ity in the country, Mr. see what the future of our is the input Parliament or Raja, A. Navaneethakrishnan port, Tourism and Culture railway station cash coun- abolished its dual freight improve the situation with
Yechury said: When Swami country is. It is only the syn- the House must give to the and Naresh Gujral. raised concerns about the ters should make good the policy for iron ore. the State governments.

Centre crippled anti-corruption legislation, says Congress

Special Correspondent said on Thursday, adding ing this, alleged that the Minister in his maiden The cases against sitting MPs
NEW DELHI that it had not lived up to its Whistleblowers Protection speech in Parliament had and MLAs remain unre-
The Narendra Modi govern- assurance of fast-tracking Act (WPA) and the Preven- said that he would fast-track solved. 31% of the Ministers
ment has systematically criminal cases faced by Bhar- tion of Corruption Act (PCA) criminal cases against MPs in BJP government face crim-
crippled the anti-corruption atiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs. have been weakened while and dispose off cases in a inal charges and about 18% of
legislation enacted by the Congress spokesperson the RTI Act has been eroded. year, Mr. Singhvi said: them face serious criminal
government, the Congress Abhishek Manu Singhvi, say- Recalling that the Prime Three years have passed. charges, he said.

PM tells BJP MPs that Shah

will end truancy in House
Attendance has been an issue repeatedly flagged by Modi
Special Correspondent
With BJP president Amit
Shah having been elected to
the Rajya Sabha this week,
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi warned party MPs that
their truancy in attending
Parliament is at an end.
He made these remarks
while addressing MPs at a
meeting of the BJP parlia-
mentary party. The party
had been left embarrassed
in the Rajya Sabha when the
Opposition had managed to
get an amendment to the
OBC Bill passed due to the
absence of nearly 31 NDA Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering sweets to BJP
MPs. Attendance in Parlia- president Amit Shah, and others during BJP Parliamentary
ment has been an issue re- party meeting at Parliament House library in New Delhi on
peatedly flagged by Prime Thursday. SHANKER CHAKRAVARTY

Minister Modi.
party when it is in power, the response to it left all of
Tough boss said Mr. Modi about Mr. you impressed.
BJP general secretary Shah. BJP parliamentarians Mr. Shah also spoke at the
Kailash Vijayvargiya con- were also asked to take out a meeting and told the MPs
curred with Mr. Modis views Tiranga Yatra from August 9 that Congress leader Ahmed
saying Mr Shah was a strict to 15 and a Sankalp Yatra Patel would have lost the
boss and that MPs would from August 15 to 30. keenly contested Rajya
be on their toes. Sabha polls if the votes of
Mr. Modi also felicitated Flag march two Congress MLAs hadnt
Mr. Shah for completing You were sceptical about been invalidated. He man-
three years as party presid- the Tiranga Yatra last year, aged to win with a margin of
ent. It is not easy to run the the PM told the MPs. But 0.41%, Mr. Shah said.




Sri Lankas Foreign Minister quits Sharif blasts Pakistan
judiciary for his ouster
Ravi Karunanayake faces graft allegations linked to Central Bank bond scam, denies wrongdoing
Meera Srinivasan ety demanded that the Min- ments perceived lethargy in Its an insult to nations 200 mn people
Colombo ister resign immediately, ac- probing corruption cases, in-
Sri Lankas Foreign Minister cusing him of corruption and cluding those involving Press Trust of India
Ravi Karunanayake, who was hindering transparency. prominent persons from Islamabad
recently linked to a question- Local media reports said former President Mahinda A defiant Nawaz Sharif on
able financial arrangement some parliamentarians Rajapaksas administration. Thursday criticised the judi-
Iran blogger flies to Israel with a controversial busi- moved a no-confidence mo- ciary for forcing him to quit
after deportation fears nessman, on Thursday tion against Mr. Kar- Governments defeat as Prime Minister, saying it
JERUSALEM resigned from the post, but unanayake and the resigna- Lawyer and political com- was an insult to 200 mil-
Neda Amin, a 32-year-old denied allegations of wrong- tion came in the wake of it. mentator Gehan Gunatilleke lion people of Pakistan that
Iranian blogger for Israeli doing. Amid speculation about said Thursdays develop- their elected leader was un-
news site The Times of Israel, The scandal broke out Mr. Karunanayakes possible ment only pointed to the ceremoniously ousted with
arrived in Israel on Thursday about a fortnight ago, when resignation, President Maith- governments defeat in mat- a single stroke of pen.
from Turkey where she faced a witness told a Commission ripala Sirisena and Prime ters pertaining to accountab- A five-member Supreme Nawaz Sharif
possible deportation back to probing an alleged Central Minister Ranil Wickremes- ility and good governance. Court bench last month dis-
the Islamic republic, the Bank bond scam that the inghe met him at the Presid- This episode demon- qualified Mr. Sharif, 67, for supporters in Jhelum on the
website said. AFP businessman a bond ential Secretariat on strates the governments and dishonesty and ruled that second day of his journey
dealer linked to the scam Wednesday. the UNPs inability to man- corruption cases be filed from Islamabad to Lahore
Rights groups alarmed had paid the lease rental for age the politics of anti-cor- against him and his children via the Grand Trunk Road.
at Maldives executions a luxury apartment occupied New chapter ruption, he told The Hindu. over the Panama Papers There is no charge of cor-
COLOMBO by Mr. Karunanayake and his In a special statement in Par- Noting that the Ministers scandal, forcing the Prime ruption or embezzlement.
Human rights groups family. The 2015 bond sale is liament on Thursday, Mr. Scandal-hit: Ravi Karunanayake with his supporters outside resignation might tempor- Minister to quit for the re- May I ask why I have been
expressed concern on said to have cost the island Karunanayake said he was the Parliament in Colombo on Thursday. AP * arily address concerns of cord third time. ousted? he asked.
Thursday over the Maldives losses amounting to millions stepping down with pride those who voted for this gov- Mr. Sharif said it was pity
governments purported plan of dollars. Mr. Karunanayake to protect the United Na- [resignation] is certainly a month after they formed the ernment, the delay in ad- No graft charges that none of the Prime Min-
to carry out its first execution has, however, said he was tional Party (UNP) and the new chapter in Sri Lankas government, a massive scam dressing corruption during It is an insult to 20 crore isters in the 70-year history
in 60 years. In an open letter unaware of the contents of government it helms. political history. at the Central Bank came to the previous regime is a re- people of Pakistan. You of the country have been al-
to President Yameen Abdul the apartment deal and that Speaking to The Hindu, The Sirisena-Wickremes- light. flection of bad politics. voted for me, and five hon- lowed to complete their ten-
Gayoom, they said all three his family had handled it. Telecommunications Minis- inghe coalition came to Two and a half years The government has only ourable [ judges] with a ure, adding that but dictat-
prisoners on death row did But Opposition lawmakers ter and UNP parliamentarian power on an anti-corruption since, there is mounting frus- itself to blame for this situ- single stroke of pen sent me ors were allowed to rule for
not receive fair trials. AP and sections of the civil soci- Harin Fernando said: This platform in January 2015. A tration about the govern- ation, he said. home, Mr. Sharif told his decades.

Nepal tightens laws against Tiny territory caught in a global war of words
dowry, menstrual exile Guam, a slice of America in the middle of Pacific, goes about as usual despite N. Koreas sabre-rattling
NANCY BOROWICK there stateside that are more
Violators face punishment of up to 3 months in jail or fine MEGAN SPECIA nervous for us, Ms. Sokala
It is a small slice of America, said.
Associated Press leave their homes and take aged to follow this discrimin- and it just happens to be in Still, early on Thursday,
KATHMANDU shelter in insecure huts or atory custom due to fear of the middle of the Pacific. she found herself unable to
Nepals Parliament has cow sheds until their cycle punishment now that the And within striking range of sleep.
passed a Bill toward making ends, though the practice new Bill is passed, said law- North Korean missiles. Guam has been a U.S. ter-
women safer by strengthen- called Chhaupadi was actu- maker Krishna Bhakta Thats why the island of ritory since 1898, when
ing laws against acid attacks ally outlawed a decade ago. Pokhrel from the committee Guam was thrust into the Spain ceded it in the wake of
along with the ancient But without any assigned that drafted the Bill. spotlight on Wednesday after the Spanish-American War. It
Hindu customs of demand- penalties, the custom con- But a female parliament- North Korea threatened a has a population of around
ing dowry payments for tinued in many parts of the arian from the far-western strike that would create an 1,63,000 comparable to a
marriage and exiling women majority Hindu Himalayan district of Doti, where men- enveloping fire around it small city in the Midwest.
who are menstruating. country, especially in the strual exile is still practised, and said an attack would
The new law goes into ef- western hills. said the legislation passed come this month. Focus of threats
fect in August 2018, with vi- on Wednesday alone would But on the island, home to The island has been the fo-
olators who force women Bill alone not enough not be enough, and the gov- a strategic U.S. air base, life cus of North Korean threats
into exile facing punish- While exiled in isolation, ernment should also invest continued as normal. Pat- in the past, as the home base
ments of up to three months some women face bitter cold in educating women on rons packed local restaur- for nuclear-equipped
in jail or a fine of 3,000 or attacks by wild animals. good hygiene. ants, barely glancing at tele- bombers that have the capa-
Nepalese rupees, or about Unclean conditions can also The legislation was part of visions bearing news of city to strike the reclusive na-
1,875. Many menstruating cause infections. an ongoing effort to improve Pyongyangs latest threat tion. Tests of North Koreas
women are still forced to People will be discour- the countrys laws. against their homeland. own missile suggest that
Residents of the tiny territ- now, the island is within the
ory just 19 km at its widest range of Pyongyang.
point and circled with beau- Guam is about 3,380 km
tiful beaches find them- southeast of Pyongyang, and
Russian plane in U.S. sparks buzz selves again caught in the
middle of a war of words as a
6,115 km west of Honolulu.
But it is as steeped in U.S.
volley of hostile rhetoric was culture as any small city on
Turns out to be surveillance flight permitted under treaty launched between North the mainland even if shop-
Korea and the United States, pers at its Kmart (the biggest
Associated Press derstandings and help including pointed threats of in the world) can look out-
Washington monitor arms control and nuclear action. side and see a lush Pacific is-
A low-flying Russian air- other agreements. Everyone is going about land setting.
plane created a buzz in the Dan Gaffney, a spokes- doing the same routine, but The majority of islanders
nations capital on Wednes- man for the Pentagon, said everyone is talking about the are ethnically Chamorro
day, but it turns out the sur- he could not confirm the threat, Josie Sokala, who the indigenous group that is owned by the U.S. military. known as Hagatna has ad- threat to the safety of resid-
veillance flight over the planes path until its mis- lives in the village of has lived on the island for On Wednesday, officials in vised residents to look to ents or visitors. Guam, in ad-
Capitol, Pentagon and other sion was over. A typical Mangilao on the eastern thousands of years and Guam scrambled to release God during these difficult dition to being a strategic
sites was cleared by the U.S. mission has several seg- shore of Guam, said in a their culture is a touchstone statements urging calm, times when world peace is base, is also a tourist destina-
government under a long- ments [flights] taking place message. for the islanders way of life. even if just a day earlier Pres- threatened. tion, and a record number of
standing global treaty. The A screengrab of the Russian over a few days, Mr. Like other Guam resid- Life on Guam is also ident Donald Trump vowed visitors arrived in June of this
flight was permitted under airplane flying in Gaffney said. But the U.S. ents, Ms. Sokala has been in- deeply tied the military to unleash fire and fury on Tourist destination year.
the Open Skies Treaty. Washington on Wednesday. Capitol police issued a undated with text messages bases and the service mem- North Korea. The governor of Guam, Ed- Theres been a lot of
Russia and the U.S. are heads-up, saying an au- from friends on the main- bers stationed at them. An- The church is an influen- die Baza Calvo, said there rhetoric coming out, Mr.
signatories to the treaty, nations. The flights are in- thorised low-altitude air- land islanders term for dersen Air Force Base and tial force on the island, had been no change to the Calvo said at a news confer-
which allows unarmed ob- tended to foster transpar- craft would enter airspace the continental U.S. asking Naval Base Guam house an where the vast majority of threat level on the island, ence. And its important to
servation flights over the ency about military activity, over the Capitol between 11 how she was doing. estimated 13,000 military residents are Catholic, and despite the harsh words. Mr. bring that message out to the
territory of all 34 member reduce mistrust or misun- a.m. and 3 p.m. Everyone is nervous, but members and their depend- the Archdiocese of Agana Calvo stressed in a statement people of Guam that this is
I think it is our families out ents. One third of the island the capital of Guam, also that there was no imminent not a time to panic. NYT

300 migrants Man may get

thrown into Its government versus 12,000 years
Yemen sea
Agence France-Presse
judiciary in Bangladesh for sex crimes
Agence France-Presse
Dubai Kuala Lumpur
At least 56 people have Law Minister slams top court over offensive comments A Malaysian man has been
drowned over the past 24 charged with more than
hours, and dozens remain Haroon Habib cided for measures to ex- 600 sex assaults against his
missing, after human traf- Dhaka punge the offensive and daughter, and could face a
fickers forced 300 African The Bangladesh Supreme irrelevant statements. jail term of over 12,000
migrants off two Yemen- Courts decision to nullify years if found guilty, offi-
bound boats and into the the 16th amendment to the Judges republic cials said on Thursday.
sea. Survivors, all Constitution, which em- Several MPs in Parliament Court officials took two
Ethiopian and Somali mi- powered the countrys Par- have also raised concerns days to read out all 626
grants, managed to make liament to remove top court over the motive behind charges against the 36-
their way to Shabwa, a All is not well: A Yemeni child suspected of being infected with cholera is checked by a doctor at judges, has triggered strong some observations made by year-old divorcee, and fin-
southern province along a makeshift hospital operated by Doctors Without Borders in Hajjah province. AFP * criticism from the govern- the Chief Justice. A.B.M. ished the proceedings on
Arabian Sea coastline, the ment of Prime Minister Khairul Haque, a former Thursday afternoon.

Civil war turns Yemen into

International Organisation Sheikh Hasina. Chief Justice, said the Consti- They included 599
for Migration (IOM) said. The verdict, the full text of Sheikh Hasina tution of Bangladesh says charges of sodomy against
The war in Yemen has which was released on this is the peoples republic, the 15-year-old girl, as well
left over 8,300 people Thursday, also drew flak undermined Parliament but after this verdict, it as counts of incest, rape
dead and displaced mil-
lions since 2015, but the
impoverished country con-
cholera breeding ground from Awami League MPs as
well as the countrys Law
Commission Chairman.
with offensive comments. I
believe the court has nothing
to do with political issues.
seems our country is going
to be the judges republic of
and other sex crimes.

Suspect remains calm

tinues to draw migrants Law and Parliamentary His statements are upset- At a media briefing, The bespectacled suspect,
from the Horn of Africa Country sees largest ever disease outbreak in a single year Affairs Minister Anisul Haq ting, Mr. Haq said. Justice Haque, now the Law in a grey T-shirt and blue
seeking work in prosper- on Thursday told reporters He, however, added: The Commission Chairman, trousers was calm when
ous Gulf countries further Associated Press in Yemens northern Hajja off from rainfall on piles of that the government was office of the Chief Justice is a termed the verdict miscon- the charges were read in
north. At least six people Sanaa province. Just hours after be- garbage; farmland is irrig- aggrieved by the verdict, constitutional institution... It ceived, irrelevant and imma- court. He pleaded not
drowned on Thursday after Collapsing on sidewalks and ing infected, vomiting and ated with broken sewers due and that it was considering is our responsibility to pro- ture. The Supreme Court guilty and the case will
human smugglers forced constantly vomiting, some diarrhoea cause severe de- to lax oversight and corrup- whether to appeal the tect its dignity. made its observations over- now proceed to trial.
180 Ethiopians off their of the Yemeni villagers hydration that can kill tion; medical intervention is ruling. On an observation in the looking the main issue of He faces a prison sen-
boat and into the choppy barely make it to the health without rapid intervention. delayed due to unpaid gov- verdict by the Chief Justice the case, he said. tence of over 12,000
waters of the Arabian Sea, centre where doctors spread ernment employees and half Upsetting ruling that the credit of for inde- If the Chief Justice says years, Aimi Syazwani, a
an IOM spokesperson said. carton sheets in the back- Primitive systems of the countrys health facil- In the 799-page verdict, pendence does not go to a the current Parliament is im- deputy public prosecutor,
On Wednesday, traffick- yard and use trees to hang Yemens raging two-year ities are out of service. Chief Justice Surendra Ku- single person an oblique mature, I have to say the Su- said at a newly-established
ers forced more than 120 bags of IV fluids for patients. conflict has turned the coun- The cholera outbreak in mar Sinha focussed on a reference to countrys preme Court judges are im- special court for sex crimes
Somali and Ethiopian mi- They are part of a stream try into an incubator for Haiti has killed more than host of issues such as milit- founding father Sheikh mature as they against children in the ad-
grants into the rough seas of hundreds of suspected lethal cholera. Primitive san- 9,000 people since 2010, ary rule, the Election Com- Mujibur Rahman the Law unnecessarily used derogat- ministrative capital
off Yemen to avoid arrest cholera victims that contin- itation and water systems but Yemen has seen the mission, corruption, gov- Minister said: Its indeed ory and unparliamentary Putrajaya.
by local authorities, leaving ues to converge on the put Yemenis at risk of drink- largest outbreak of the dis- ernance and the painful for us to reiterate the language about the parlia- The suspect cannot be
at least 50 dead and 22 centre from the impover- ing faeces-contaminated wa- ease ever recorded in any independence of the judi- truth 47 years after inde- ment members in the ver- named to protect the iden-
missing, IOM reported. ished town of Bani Haydan ter; wells are dirtied by run- country in a single year. ciary. The Chief Justice has pendence. Thats why we de- dict, he said. tity of the victim.



market watch
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Kingfisher dues to AAI
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Brent oil ddddddddddddddddddddd 52.55 ddddddddddddddd0.29 Food subsidy bill estimated to shoot up to 1.45 lakh crore by FY20: Centres expenditure framework
Special Correspondent but the government expects mating all fair price shops Defunct airline had 295 crore in dues
NIFTY 50 NEW DELHI the overall proportion of and 72% of Ration cards be-
PRICE CHANGE The government expects to subsidies to GDP to come ing seeded with Aadhaar Special Correspondent
ACC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1776.70. . . . . . -42.80 more than halve its petro- down from 1.4% to 1.3% over numbers. NEW DELHI
Adani Ports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385.65. . . . . . -11.60
Ambuja Cements. . . .. . . . . . 267.45. . . . . . . . -5.75
leum subsidy bill over the the same period. One of the main reasons The Civil Aviation Ministry
Asian Paints. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 1151.10. . . . . . . . -4.45 next three years, from Following the abolition of for an increase in food sub- has set up an internal com-
Aurobindo Pharma . . . . . . 685.25. . . . . . . . . 1.65 25,000 crore this year to price controls over diesel sidy is to meet the repay- mittee to fix the responsibil-
Axis Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 485.50. . . . . . . . -1.45 just 10,000 crore by 2019- and petrol prices, the gov- ment obligations of FCI ity for accumulation of dues
Bajaj Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2796.20. . . . . . -34.95
Bank of Baroda . . . . . .. . . . . . 148.45. . . . . . . . -6.75
20. While fertiliser subsidies ernment has set its eye on ra- (Food Corporation of India) worth about 300 crore pay-
Bharti Airtel . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 416.25. . . . . . . . . 0.20 are expected to stay flat, the tionalising kerosene and LPG to the National Small Savings able by defunct Kingfisher
Bosch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23543.80. . . -488.20 food subsidy bill is estimated subsidies, with a March 2018 Fund, the statement ex- Airlines to Airports Author-
BPCL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481.50. . . . . . -14.45 to shoot up sharply from target for eliminating the plained. ity of India (AAI).
Cipla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 548.20. . . . . . -13.65
Coal India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238.95. . . . . . . . -3.55
1.45 lakh crore this year to LPG cylinder subsidy alto- Interest payments An internal committee
Dr Reddys Lab . . . . . . . .. . . . 1944.45. . . -103.90 2,00,000 crore by 2019-20, gether by raising prices by 4 amounting to 5.23 lakh has been constituted in AAI,
Eicher Motors. . . . . . . . .. 30111.70. -1377.40 as per the medium-term ex- each month. Efforts are also crore this year, which consti- headed by the senior officer, told the Ministry to take
GAIL (India). . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 365.00. . . . . . -17.20 penditure framework tabled underway to bring kerosene tute the largest component to fix the responsibility of strict action against erring
HCL Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 882.90. . . . . . . . . 4.15
by the finance ministry in subsidies under the direct of the governments revenue the officials for the accumu- AAI officials.
HDFC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1709.80. . . . . . -21.85
HDFC Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1760.45. . . . . . . . -4.00 Parliament on Thursday. Cutting subsidies: Centre expects the overall proportion of benefit transfer regime or expenditure, are expected to lation of dues by Kingfisher Facing financial woes, the
Hero MotoCorp . . . . . .. . . . 3889.55. . . . . . . . . 5.80 Indicating a continued subsidies to GDP to come down to 1.3% . GETTYIMAGES/ISTOCK
* while making some States rise nominally to 6.15 lakh Airlines and to strengthen airline had to shut down in
Hindalco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238.00. . . . . . . . -1.45 thrust on public spending to kerosene-free. crore by 2019-20, but the the systems and procedures 2012.
Hind Unilever . . . . . . . . .. . . . 1170.70. . . . . . -14.65
spur the economy, the fin- the Goods and Services Tax tax-GDP ratios are projected Going forward, the sub- government is confident that further to ensure prevention The defunct airline is sup-
Indiabulls HFL . . . . . . . .. . . . 1156.50. . . . . . . . -2.50
ICICI Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288.75. . . . . . . . -1.85 ance ministry expects gov- (GST) will be absorbed in the to be 11.6% and 11.9%, in sidy on petroleum products there will not be any up- of recurrence of such accu- posed to pay dues worth
IndusInd Bank . . . . . . . .. . . . 1629.40. . . . . . . . -7.85 ernments capex to rise by current financial year itself, 2018-19 and 2019-20, respect- is likely to see a declining ward pressure on interest mulation of dues, the Civil 295 crore towards AAI till
Bharti Infratel . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 382.45. . . . . . . . . 0.75 25% to 3.9 lakh crore by so the tax to GDP ratio may ively, the finance ministry trend, the medium-term ex- rates owing to its Aviation Ministry told the December 2016. The na-
Infosys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 981.25. . . . . . . 11.90 2019-20, driven largely by persist at the same level this statement said. penditure framework state- borrowings. Parliamentary Standing tional airports operator has
Indian OilCorp . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 410.30. . . . . . . . -3.75
ITC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273.10. . . . . . . . . 0.25
greater spending on defence, year as last year 11.3%. ment noted. Citing a substantial Committee on Transport, also filed a suit against the
Kotak Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 996.80. . . . . . . . . 4.40 Railways, road transport and But in the next two years, Subsidy management On the food subsidy due 12,000 crore saving from in- Tourism and Culture. carrier to recover the dues.
L&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1157.70. . . . . . . . . 3.80 urban development. the government is betting on Food, fertiliser and fuel sub- to about 80 crore beneficiar- terest payments estimated On receipt of the report The committee had pulled
Lupin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 936.70. . . . . . -16.25 Significantly, the finance an expansion of the tax base, sidies for which the Centre ies under the National Food for 2016-17, it said this is in- of the said internal commit- up AAI saying it had allowed
M&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1387.05. . . . . . . . -5.25
Maurti Suzuki . . . . . . . . .. . . . 7578.75. . . . . . -82.85
ministry has asserted that citing gains from GST and in- has budgeted over 2.4 lakh Security Act, the govern- dicative of the economy tee, further action will be the airline to accumulate
NTPC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172.65. . . . . . . . -1.00 any shocks to tax collections creased surveillance efforts crore are expected to rise to ment said reforms have been moving towards a more be- taken, it further added. In high level of dues in viola-
ONGC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163.70. . . . . . . . -2.00 due to the introduction of post-demonetisation. The 2.8 lakh crore by 2019-20, initiated with six States auto- nign interest rate cycle. return, the Committee has tion of existing rules.
PowerGrid Corp . . . . .. . . . . . 217.40. . . . . . . . -4.50
Reliance Ind . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 1584.35. . . . . . -14.45
State Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296.70. . . . . . . . -5.60
Sun Pharma . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 460.80. . . . . . -13.55
Tata Motors . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 380.20. . . . . . -35.85
Tata Motors DVR. . . .. . . . . . 221.45. . . . . . -20.80
Tata Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76.70. . . . . . . . -1.10
Note ban dents RBI income Philips
Carbon eyes
SAT raps SEBI for shell
company diktat sans probe
Tata Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604.35. . . . . . . . -0.70
TCS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2511.45. . . . . . . . -0.55
Tech Mahindra . . . . . . .. . . . . . 404.00. . . . . . . 10.15
Surplus transfer to Centre lowest since 2011-12 T.N. for unit
UltraTech Cement . .. . . . 3907.60. . . . . . -90.25
Vedanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298.80. . . . . . . . -1.40
SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT chief economist, State Bank Special Correspondent
Wipro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288.15. . . . . . . . . 1.65
YES Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1730.10. . . . . . -11.45
Mumbai of India. I think one reason KOLKATA Stays the market regulators order against two companies
Zee Entertainment . . . . . . 520.05. . . . . . -19.95 Costs incurred due to the de- is the cost of seigniorage, - Philips Carbon Black has them to furnish additional
monetisation exercise den- which is higher the more the shortlisted three locations SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT information before the regu-
ted the Reserve Bank of In- RBI printed notes. for its proposed greenfield MUMBAI lator could decide on any
EXCHANGE RATES dias (RBI) income resulting There were costs of print- unit which will have a 1.2 The Securities Appellate form of relief.
Indicative direct rates in rupees a unit in the central bank transfer- ing a huge amount of new lakh tonnes annual capa- Tribunal (SAT) stayed the or- Since the delay in dis-
except yen at 4 p.m. on August 10 ring less than half the funds notes to replace the notes city, chairman Sanjiv der passed against two com- posal of the representation
known as surplus to the rendered invalid following Goenka said. panies J Kumar Infrapro- is causing serious prejudice
US Dollar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 63.88. . . . . . . 64.20
government compared with demonetisation. We are evaluating op- jects and Prakash Industries to the appellants we proceed
Euro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 74.85. . . . . . . 75.23
British Pound . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 83.01. . . . . . . 83.43 the previous year. tions on this and Tamil that challenged the SEBI to consider the plea of the
Japanese Yen (100) . .. . 58.16. . . . . . . 58.46 For the 12 months ended New notes Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and decision at the tribunal, rul- appellants for grant of in-
Chinese Yuan . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 9.60. . . . . . . . . 9.65 June 30, 2017, the RBI will RBI board approved the In November, the Centre had Gujarat are the states short- ing that the Securities and terim relief, said the order.
Swiss Franc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 66.06. . . . . . . 66.39
Singapore Dollar . . . . . . .. . 46.80. . . . . . . 47.05
transfer a surplus of 30,659 transfer on Thursday. announced that 500 and listed for this, he infom- Exchange Board of India .. it is apparent that SEBI
Canadian Dollar . . . . . . . . .. . 50.20. . . . . . . 50.45 crore to the Government of 1,000 denomination cur- red the media. (SEBI) did not conduct any passed the impugned order
Malaysian Ringitt . . . . . .. . 14.88. . . . . . . 14.96 India, sharply lower than the to the Centre since 2011-12 rency notes were invalid and Indications are that a investigation before impos- without any investigation...
Source:Indian Bank previous years 65,876 when it transferred 16,010 subsequently issued a new coast-based location, prox- ing trading restrictions on other companies moving the we are prima facie of the
crore. The RBIs central crore. RBI transferred about series of 500 notes and imity to tyre manufactur- 331 shell companies, tribunal to seek immediate opinion, that the impugned
board, which met on 80% of its income as surplus 2,000 notes. ing facilities and fiscal in- In its Thursdays order, relief. Incidentally, SAT communication issued by
Thursday, approved the in the previous three years. It is quite possible that centives that are available SAT directed the stock ex- stayed the order even as a SEBI on the basis that the ap-
August 10 rates in rupees with previ-
ous rates in parentheses amount to be transferred. There could be a couple RBI has printed more small may influence the com- changes to lift the trading re- whole-time member of SEBI pellants are suspected shell
Retail Silver (1g) . . . . . . . . . . . 41.90. . . . . (41.10) This is the lowest-ever of reasons for this decline, denomination notes like panys decision on site-se- strictions on the two firms heard the arguments of the companies deserves to be
22 ct gold (1 g) . .. . . . . . . . . . . 2,756. . . . . (2,727) surplus transfer by the RBI said Soumya Kanti Ghosh, 100, Mr. Ghosh said. lection. a decision that could lead to listed entities and directed stayed, it added.

Ashok Leyland unveils DRL unit

loses EU
Digital Market Place GMP tag
Special Correspondent
CV maker eyes aftermarket revenue of more than 1,000 cr. HYDERABAD
Dr. Reddys Laboratories
Special Correspondent take us closer to our goal of on Thursday said the Ger-
MUMBAI achieving one-third of our man regulator had not re-
Ashok Leyland Ltd. unveiled revenues from the aftermar- newed GMP (good manu-
Digital Market Place, a com- ket business. We estimate facturing practice)
bination of four digital solu- that these initiatives have compliance certificate of
tions to help its customers the potential of generating its formulations manufac-
enhance their profitability as 1000 crore in the next 3 turing unit-2 in Bachupally,
well as to significantly boost years, he said. Hyderabad, following an
its aftermarket revenue. The solutions have the po- inspection.
tential to transform the com- Pending revocation of
Aftermarket revenue Vinod Dasari * SHASHI ASHIWAL mercial vehicle (CV) busi- the non-compliance noti-
The company aims to earn ness by reducing the down fication, the plant will not
aftermarket revenue of more are an integral part of our time of trucks and enhan- be able to make any fur-
than 1000 crore in three growth plan and has the po- cing efficiency, the company ther despatch to the
years. Currently, Ashok Ley- tential to overhaul our com- said. The digital solutions European Union, DRL said
lands aftermarket revenue is mercial vehicle ecosystem, i-Alert, ServiceMandi, E-Dia- in a stock exchange filing.
only 5% of its total sales in- said Vinod K. Dasari, man- gnostics and Laykart will DRLs revenue in FY17
come and this ratio is expec- aging director, Ashok help customers manage from export of generics to
ted to go up to 20%, a top Leyland. their business on the smart- markets in Europe, includ-
company official said. These initiatives will be a phone from anywhere with ing Germany and U.K., was
These digital solutions growth driver for us and will ease, the company said. 760 crore.

Britain seeks investments from India in

housing, realty sector beyond London
Opportunities also exist in energy infrastructure, says U.K. minister Greg Hands
Vidya Ram With the next round of the
U.K.-Indian joint economic
The British government is and trade committee
pushing for Indian invest- ( JETCO) talks due to take
ment into the countrys real place in London later this
estate sector, beyond Lon- year, Mr. Hands expressed
don, to support its drive to confidence in efforts to
create more affordable hous- boost bilateral trade and
ing across the country, investment.
among other things. JETCO is a very practical
We have a diverse set of way of reducing obstacles to
opportunities for inward in- each others marketswe go
vestment from India, Greg Building ties: The U.K. offers Indian property developers through a series of specific
Hands, the Minister of State opportunities in northern England and the Midlands. sectors and the actual
for Trade and Investment obstacles to doing trade and
told The Hindu on Thursday. limited investment (beyond opportunities in northern investment between our two
We are particularly keen on private investments in hous- England and the Midlands, countries, he said.
getting investment beyond ing or hotels) from India. including in and around Wed like to focus on the
London as well there are The exception is the Lodha Birmingham. services industry and getting
opportunities in real estate, group, which has two luxury Real estate trends across access. India is an enormous
infrastructure, particularly housing projects in London the U.K. continue to be market and getting U.K. fin-
energy infrastructure. and has expressed its confid- strong from offices in Lon- ancial services and U.K. legal
ence about moving to new don to logistics in the Mid- services better access is
Affordable housing price categories and beyond lands to urban regeneration hugely important to us, the
I think that Indian in- the residential sector. projects in Edinburgh, Mr. minister said.
vestors could play a big role At an event at the House Hands told the meeting. In- These issues will be a key
in our affordable housing of Lords for delegates of the vestors from across the U.K. part of those talks as well as
agenda, he added. Confederation of Real Estate are seeing stable and profit- the trade working group, he
While foreign investors in- Developers Associations of able opportunities and we said referring to the joint
cluding from China and India (CREDAI), the Depart- are determined to see busi- working group on trade set
Qatar have made big inroads ment for International Trade nesses seize these opportun- up to look at opportunities
into the U.K. real estate mar- highlighted infrastructure ities as we move forward to- and obstacles to post-Brexit
ket, the country has seen and property development wards Brexit. trade, including an FTA.



Son backs Flipkart in duel vs Amazon
Investment by SoftBank Groups Vision Fund to boost Flipkarts war chest past $4 bn, help fuel growth
Peerzada Abrar It brings the much- Flipkart co-founders Binny
BENGALURU needed capital to Flipkart, Bansal and Sachin Bansal,
Flipkart has won the backing enabling it to grow the busi- said in a statement.
of Japanese billionaire ness into more geographic The investment is part of
Masayoshi Son in its duel and product markets, as well the previously announced
against the worlds biggest as acquiring companies that financing round, where Flip-
Govt. picks advisers for online retailer Amazon in will complement its busi- kart had raised capital from
Pawan Hans divestment the fast-expanding Indian e- ness, Gartner research dir- Chinese Internet company
NEW DELHI commerce market. ector Sandy Shen said in e- Tencent, U.S.-based e-com-
The government has finalised The undisclosed invest- mailed comments. merce firm eBay and soft- New experience: Spacious outlets, featuring digital
the transaction and legal ment by Mr. Sons SoftBank ware maker Microsoft. technology, will be a highlight of True Value.
advisors as well as the asset Group through its $100 bil- Market consolidation After this round, Flipkart
valuer for the disinvestment
of chopper operator Pawan
Hans, the Lok Sabha was
lion technology-focused Vis-
ion Fund will bolster Flip-
karts war chest as it battles
This investment will accel-
erate the growth of the e-
commerce industry in India
will have in excess of $4 bil-
lion of cash on the balance
Maruti rejigs unit for
informed. Minister of State
for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha
said the Department of
to protect its home turf
against Amazons big budget
as the top player will have
more ammunition and can
thus turn on the growth/ac-
The funding deal is expec-
ted to give Flipkart leverage
against arch rival Amazon.
pre-owned car sales
Investment and Public Asset India is a land of vast op- quisition engine, pushing the Founded by billionaire Jeff
Management (DIPAM) has portunity, Mr. Son said in a competition to up the ante. Bezos, Amazon has pledged To add 150 True Value outlets
finalised SBI Caps as statement. We want to sup- Capital gains: The funds will help Flipkart add geographic Those that cannot cope with to invest $5 billion in India in
transaction advisor and port innovative companies and product markets, says Gartners Sandy Shen. the intensified competition the next few years. MANOJIT SAHA of certified cars will be 30%
Crawford Bayley & Company that are clear winners in In- will quickly lose out. This This is a landmark deal Mumbai in the near future, he said.
as legal advisor. PTI dia because they are best po- primary and secondary cap- said in a statement. will help in consolidation of for Flipkart, said Nasscom Maruti Suzuti India, the Certification of a car is an
sitioned to leverage techno- ital, would make the Vision India remains the worlds the market, resulting in a few executive council member countrys largest car maker, exhaustive process which
Adani Power Q1 net loss logy and help people lead Fund one of the largest fastest-growing online mar- big players. Ravi Gururaj. The funds will announced a complete re- starts with evaluation of the
widens to 453.85 crore better lives, said the Soft- shareholders. The funds ket with sales forecast to Were excited to wel- help it grow more broadly vamp of its True Value oper- car on 376 check points.
NEW DELHI Bank Group founder CEO would help accelerate invest- reach $64 billion by 2021, ac- come the Vision Fund as a across India and effectively ations its pre-owned car Refurbishment and ser-
Adani Power on Thursday Bengaluru-based Flipkart ment in driving continued cording to U.S. market re- long-term partner as we con- fend off competitors in the division to increase its vice requirements are also
said its consolidated net loss said the investment, a mix of market leadership, Flipkart searcher Forrester Research. tinue to build our business, metros too, he said. share in the 3.6-million pre- identified during evalu-
widened to 453.85 crore for owned car market. ation.
the first quarter ended June Under the new revamp Post-refurbishment, the
due to higher fuel costs. The
company had posted a
consolidated net loss of
Apparel brand Indian Nissan arm links car, customer plan, the automaker will
open 150 standalone True
Value outlets in 80100 cit-
cars are inspected and rated
on six parameters engine,
suspension, brakes, elec-
232.63 crore in the quarter
ended on June 30, 2016,
Adani Power said in a BSE
Terrain rejigs strategy NisssanConnect to be available on three models ies across the country by
March 2018, Tarun Garg, ex-
ecutive vice-president and
trical, transmission & steer-
ing control and exteriors &
filing. The company said the To focus on fitness-conscious youth Special Correspondent ter with weather informa- head of marketing, Maruti
consolidated EBITDA for the CHENNAI tion, faster route guidance, Suzuki India, said while ad- True Value certificate
quarter under review fell by K.T. Jagannathan Series, a competitive two- Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd., better control of the car with dressing the media. The With this, a True Value certi-
7.86% to 1,618 crore from CHENNAI part multi-city event for am- a 100% subsidiary of Nissan voice alerts, speed alerts, number of outlets will go up ficate is issued for the car.
1,756 crore in April-June The 600-crore apparel ateur cyclists, in India.Cyc- Motor Co. Ltd., of Japan, movement of car outside the to 300 in the next three Certified cars also come
quarter of 2016-17. PTI brand Indian Terrain Fash- ling is a way of life in the made its entry into the con- set boundary or time and years. with one-year warranty and
ions Ltd. has refreshed its west, Mr. Rajagopal said. nected car segment by intro- sharing of car location The first such outlet has three free services unlike in-
Srikalahasti Pipes to brand strategy to develop a Cycling ideally reflected as- ducing NissanConnect, an among others. been opened in New Delhi. spected cars.
invest 45 cr. to expand friendly ecosystem to fortify pirational young Indians. integrated information and These features will be The company has planned We want to offer buyers
CHENNAI its customer community. communication platform, offered free for three years to open two such outlets in of pre-owned cars the same
Srikalahasti Pipes Ltd. will The brand strategy will Top selling brand developed by Renault Nissan from the date of purchase of Mumbai in the next 3-4 experience as buyers of new
invest 45 crore for focus on who we are and The Indian Terrain brand is Technology Business select models of Sunny, Ter- months. cars, said Kenichi Ayukawa,
producing higher diameter what we stand for, said present in 60 Tier-II towns Centre. rano and Micra along with a managing director and CEO,
ductile iron pipes of 1,200 Venky Rajagopal, chairman with Kakinada in Andhra Arun Malhotra *
BIJOY GHOSH one-year Nissan warranty Digital integration Maruti Suzuki India.
mm and for installing third and managing director. Pradesh being the latest ad- Intelligent mobility programme. These outlets will be digit- A network of spacious
annealing furnace, said a top Hoping to become a dition to the list. Mr. Rajago- This marks the beginning ware application, which will Nissan Intelligent Mobil- ally integrated through a new outlets, using digital
official. Currently, we 1,000-crore company in pal claimed Indian Terrain of Nissans vision of Intelli- connect the car with the ity encompasses three core portal so that customers can technology for customer
produce ductile iron pipes three years, Indian Terrain, was the top selling brand in gent Mobility in India, said customers family, Nissan areas of innovation intelli- access details of all the cars convenience, will be a high-
from 100 mm to 1,100 mm he said, focussed on fit- chains such as Lifestyle and Arun Malhotra, managing network and NissanConnect gent drive, intelligent power available at True Value out- light of True Value. Our fo-
dia. But, there is a huge ness-conscious young Indi- Central. We are selling director, Nissan Motor India. community through the cus- and intelligent integration, lets nation-wide. cus will be on quality cars,
demand for 1,200 mm dia ans who want to grow and across 50 stores in Trend. Initially, we will be offering tomers smartphone. Mr. Malhotra said. Maruti sold 3.50 lakh pre- refurbished and certified
pipes, said G.S. Rathi, lead a healthy life. They now want to scale it up the Intelligent mobility in According to Mr. Malho- Nissan Intelligent Mobil- owned cars in 2016-17, Mr- with the assurance of war-
whole-time director, As part of this, Indian to all of its 150 stores. We three of our models from tra, the software application ity is a road map for a new .Garg said adding the ratio ranty. A star-rating for each
Srikalahasti Pipes Ltd. So, Terrain had chosen to be have two stores in Tiruppur mid-to-high end segment. enables the new owner of era of automotive experi- of certified cars had gone up car will help the True Value
we are going to modify our the title sponsor for the but the franchisee wants to NissanConnect is a 360 Sunny, Terrano and Micra to ence. It is the first step in In- to 22% from 10% in three customers to make a right
production facility. maiden Champions Sportive have one more, he said. degree connected car soft- locate the car, plan trips bet- dia, he said. years. We hope the share choice, Mr. Ayukawa said.




Premier League: SS Select 1
& Select HD1, 12.05 a.m.
Has Indias long search for an all-rounder ended?
The emergence of Hardik Pandya, who enjoys his captains faith, may already have given enough hints for an affirmative answer
IN BRIEF At Galle and in Colombo, any surface. When you play
INDIA IN LANKA Pandya dished out quickfire away from home, [you need]
K.C. Vijaya Kumar knocks (50 and 20) and had one guy [who] gives you a lot
Pallekele bowling figures of 1/13, 0/21 of balance and I think Hardik
Kapil Dev last played for In- and 2/31. can be that guy.
dia on October 17, 1994. These are early days still India doesnt have an ex-
Since then, the search for an but the numbers hint that plosive player in the calibre
all-rounder has continued Pandya could be more than a of Kapil or Dhoni. But a sin-
without a break. The pivotal bits-and-pieces player, a spe- gular absence can perhaps
player, who has twin abilities cies prevalent among Kapils be masked by an aggregate
and maximises the teams men who won the 1983 strength.
Mexico football captain strength, is essential to all World Cup. To top it, Pandya If Pandya can lead the way
Marquez in trouble cricket squads. is excellent in the outfield. along with R. Ashwin, a fine
WASHINGTON batsman in his own right,
M.S. Dhoni, in his role as
US Treasury on Wednesday Kohlis praise and if Wriddhiman Saha and
wicketkeeper-batsman was,
accused Rafael Marquez, All these attributes have en- Ravindra Jadeja can lend
in a sense, an all-rounder
captain of Mexicos national thused Kohli, who said: He their respective traits of dog-
football team and a former bowls around 135, when he gedness and chutzpah, India
But with his Test retire-
Barcelona player, of being a bends his back he can go could well have a tail that can
ment in 2014, India is again
front person for a major higher. He is a great asset. sting too.
searching for that crucial bal-
drug trafficking organisation. Especially his batting, he Pandya has got a start but
ance in its lower-order, a crit-
Marquez, who has captained scores quickly and that saves arduous tours await the all-
ical need further amplified
his team a record four times you time and gives you an- rounder. Be it South Africa
by Virat Kohlis preference
in the World Cup, was one of other 15 overs to bowl at the towards the year-end or Eng-
for five frontline batsmen.
22 people placed on a opposition. land, much later, the opposi-
sanctions list in relation to a And his fielding is tre- tion will be of tougher mettle
Welcome option
Guadalajara-based drug mendous. I have a lot of faith unlike the present Sri
It is in this context that
trafficking group. AFP in him as far as any format is Lankan outfit that is down
Hardik Pandyas emergence
as the seaming all-rounder is concerned. 0-2 in the series.
India loses in Europe
tour opener seen as a welcome option for Well begun is... Hardik Pandya has made an impressive start to his Test career with quick runs and crucial wickets in the first two For Test cricket he has Pandya has shown that his
Kohli. Pandya is in an unen- matches against Sri Lanka. AFP *
got the technique. He is a flamboyance is not just about
A young Indian mens hockey viable position, his role is really good batsman. You his streaks of coloured hair
team fought hard but lost 1-0 one into which previous The idea was to have that pecially when India travels to ude the multi-faceted dimen- The 23-year old from Gu- might not look at it precisely or tattoos, it is also innate
against host Belgium in its managements tried to pi- singular cricketer who can Australia, England and South sions that were intrinsic to jarat, a certainty in Indias but we understand how when it comes to his sport.
opening game of the five- geon-hole Ajit Agarkar, Irfan bowl medium-pace and Africa. It is never easy to step Dhoni but Kohli & Co. are limited-over squads, secured much he can bring to the In the days ahead, he needs
match tour of Europe here on Pathan and more recently score handy runs down the into the shoes of a genuine hoping that Pandya will a berth in Tests during the table. I have the faith that he to add depth to his
Wednesday. Tom Boon scored Stuart Binny. order, a sort of insurance, es- all-rounder like Kapil or ex- somehow fit the bill. current tour of Sri Lanka. will be able to perform on repertoire.
in the 60th minute. During
the tour, India will also play
matches against the
Netherlands and Austria. PTI
How the 1996 World Cup Lanka adds two seamers
Special Correspondent Plagued by injuries, the Niroshan Dickwella (wicket-

came to the sub-continent Pallekele

Sri Lanka has picked seam-

ers Lahiru Gamage and
Dushmantha Chameera and
host will miss Nuwan Pra-
deep (hamstring tear) and
Rangana Herath (stiff back).
The squad:
keeper), Kusal Mendis, Dhanan-
jaya de Silva, Lahiru Thirim-
anne, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa
Fernando, Dushmantha
Veteran Sri Lankan administrator Neil Perera goes down memory lane dropped batsman Danushka Dinesh Chandimal (Capt.), Chameera, Lahiru Gamage, Dil-
ruwan Perera, Malinda Push-
Gunathilaka for the final Test Angelo Mathews, Upul Thar-
K.C. Vijaya Kumar ity. A compromise was made but never took it back. against India. anga, Dimuth Karunaratne, pakumara, Lakshan Sandakan.
Pallekele with England opting to back Sri Lanka was very strict
Haddin joins Australia Nearing 88, Neil Perera seeks out on the condition that it with foreign exchange then
coaching staff his warmth in nostalgia. should get the World Cup in and we could each carry

Abhinav slams racial abuse

The former Sri Lanka 1999. Similarly, South Africa only 3 pounds and 10 shil-
Former Test wicketkeeper Cricket Board secretary has demanded hosting rights for lings. At that time, our cloves
Brad Haddin has joined the witnessed history in the the 2003 World Cup and the were liked by the Indians
Australian team as fielding making, be it the sub-contin- matter was resolved. and each one of us took two
ent co-hosting the 1996 Pereras effort drew praise kgs of cloves to sell. English Press Trust of India lot of name calling and I have
coach until the end of 2019, NEW DELHI laughed and shrugged it off
Cricket Australia said on World Cup or Sri Lankas from the then BCCI secretary bats were also difficult to get
eventual triumph in that Jagmohan Dalmiya, whose in India and each of us took India cricketer Abhinav because I had bigger goals!
Thursday. Haddin replaces Mukund has slammed racial Affected young, I toughened
Greg Blewett, who has taken premier event. letter the former has pre- two bats and sold one. Thats
Residing in a Colombo served. Without your cru- how we survived, abuse on social media, saying up because this was never
up a position with the South that he has himself been at something that would pull me
Australian Cricket Association. suburb rich in tropical fo- cial role at the ICC meeting Perera said about a tour in
liage and dotted with old- in London on February 2, which he had a run-in with the receiving end of insults down.
Haddin, 39, has coached and ridicule for his skin tone.
world bungalows, Perera 1993, the cake perhaps Bishan Singh Bedi, over an There were many times
Australia-A and was an In a statement on his Twitter
mined his memories. Not would not have come to this alleged pitch-issue at Kolk- when I chose not to dignify
assistant coach during page, Abhinav expressed his
many know that Perera sub-continent, Dalmiya atas Eden Gardens. Abhinav Mukund. these insults with responses.
Australias tour of New disappointment at some of
played a crucial hand in In- wrote. Cut to the present, Perera FILE PHOTO: C.V. SUBRAHMANYAM Today I am speaking up not
Zealand earlier this year. AFP the messages sent to him

dia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka Neil Perera. *

K.C. VIJAYA KUMAR The India-connect that is happy that cricket has just for me but for many from
jointly hosting the 1996 Perera has, had its roots in gained financial muscle in targeting his skin tone. since I was young, peoples our country who experience
India to take on
World Cup. The meeting was tem- the 1975 tour. My first stint Sri Lanka but is worried that The left-handed batsman, obsession with my skin colour ridicule based on the colour of
Mauritius in opener
Here is his back-story: porarily adjourned and I ap- as a team manager was the the system isnt robust. He however, made it clear that has always been a mystery to ones skin.
India will begin its campaign Nelson Mandela had been proached the Pakistan 1975 tour of India. Players also feels slighted. his statement had nothing to me, said his statement Obviously with the rise of
in the Hero tri-nation football released from the jail and he Cricket Board president Gen- like Anura Tennekoon (cap- People who run the do with any member of the posted on Wednesday night. social media, it has gone to
series against Mauritius on rang up president Ranas- eral Khan and told him that tain), Roy Dias and Duleep game have forgotten me. I Indian cricket team. Anyone who follows magnitude that I see people
August 19 at the Mumbai inghe Premadasa and since Pakistan didnt have Mendis were part of that have been in the (SLC) com- I am writing today not to cricket would understand the hurling abuses left, right and
football arena. India will play wanted our support for much of a hope, he should team. I was paid 3000 Sri mittee for 20 years, six years garner sympathy or attention obvious. I have played and centre at something I have
St. Kitts & Nevis on Aug. 24, a South Africa in their bid to bid with us and India. He Lankan rupees for that tour. as secretary, one year as but with the hope to change trained day in and day out in absolutely no control over!
release from the AIFF said on host the World Cup. At the agreed and when the mem- My friend Ghulam Ahmed vice-president and six times the mindset of people on an the sun and not even once Fair is not the only lovely
Thursday. meeting, England too put its bers voted again, South was the BCCI secretary and as Sri Lankas team-manager. issue I feel strongly about. I have I regretted the fact that I or handsome guys! Stay true,
The fixtures: Aug. 19: India bid forward. South Africa Africa pulled out. after two weeks I ran short of But I dont even get to sit in have been travelling a lot have tanned or lost a couple stay focussed and be
vs Mauritius; Aug. 22: St Kitts and England got four votes Our bid got five votes and money. I asked Ghulam to the presidents box during within and outside our of shades. comfortable in your own skin,
& Nevis vs Mauritius; Aug. each, while Pakistan voted England managed four but lend me Rs. 2000. He gave matches, Perera said wist- country since I was 15. Ever I have been subjected to a he concluded.
24: India vs St. Kitts & Nevis. for itself. we needed two-thirds major- me three to four thousand fully.

India under-19 Balaji-Vishnu

in final
Anand shares lead after second win Uthappa for
overpowers England Sports Bureau The Indian makes Nepomniachtchi pay for over-ambitious play Special Correspondent
Jinan (China) Bengaluru
The win scored with 100 balls to spare Sriram Balaji and Vishnu
Sports Bureau
Robin Uthappa will repres-
St. Louis
Vardhan set up a final ent Saurashtra in the forth-
against Cheng-Peng Hsieh Maintaining his fine form, coming domestic season,
& Hsien-Yin Peng in the Viswanathan Anand pun- Saurashtra Cricket Associ-
$150,000 Challenger in ished Ian Nepomniachtchi ation (SCA) confirmed on
Jinan in China. for over-ambitious play and Thursday. The wicket-
In the ITF mens Futures recorded a second victory to keeper-batsman turned out
in Thailand, Karunuday move into joint lead after the for Karnataka for 14 years
Singh made the singles seventh round of the before seeking a no-objec-
semifinals and the doubles Singquefield Cup chess tour- tion certificate from the
final with Pruchya Isaro. nament here on Wednesday. KSCA in June. Before sign-
The results: $150,000 Chal- Anand and Levon Aronian ing for Saurashtra, the 31-
lenger men, Jinan, China: won their games to join year-old was in talks with
Doubles (semifinals): Sriram Maxime Vachier-Lagrave at Kerala Cricket Association
Balaji & Vishnu Vardhan bt Ti 4.5 points. In the eighth but that move broke down.
Chen & Chu-Huan Yi (Tpe) round, Anand plays white Uthappa is a veteran of
6-4, 3-6, 10-5. against Lagrave while Focused: Viswanathan Anand contemplates a move against Ian Nepomniachtchi in the 130 first-class matches. He
$15,000 ITF men, Aronian meets Peter Svidler. Singquefield Cup chess tournament on Wednesday. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT *
has played 46 ODIs and 13
Nonthaburi, Thailand: Playing white against Si- T20Is, although his last
Singles (quarterfinals): Karu- cilian Najdorf adopted by his the end of the 40th move, second successive victory, jakin (Rus, 3.5); Hikaru Na- match for India came over
nuday Singh bt Soichiro Mor- Russian rival, Anand was in Nepomniachtchi had no this time with black, over Hi- kamura (2.5) lost to Levon two years ago.
itani (Jpn) 6-4, 3-1 (retd.). control. On the 31st move, counter-play as he found karu Nakamura in 54 moves. Aronian (4.5). SCA welcomes Robin
Top performers: Anukul Roy and Himanshu Rana Doubles (semifinals): Nepomniachtchis decision Anands king well poised to Magnus Carlsen (four) Peter Svidler (Rus, 3) drew Uthappa, the SCA said on
shone with the ball and bat respectively in the Pruchya Isaro (Tha) & Karu- to sacrifice a queenside discourage any plan of push- slipped to fourth after being with Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 4); Thursday. Uthappa has
second one-dayer. SARAH ANSELL/ GETTY IMAGES nuday Singh bt Lorenzo Fri- pawn to mount a double- ing a kingside black pawn. Wesley So (USA, 2.5) drew with completed all necessary
held by Peter Svidler.
gerio (Ita) & Sami Reinwein formalities with the BCCI,
rook attack backfired. At this point, the Russian The results: Seventh round: Fabiano Caruana (USA, 3.5).
Opting to bat, England (Ger) 4-6, 6-3, 10-4.
Sports Bureau Anand accepted the offer, resigned. Soon thereafter, Viswanathan Anand (4.5) bt Ian Eighth-round pairings: Anand- SCA and Karnataka State
CANTERBURY slumped from 84 for one to $25,000 ITF women, Kok- Cricket Association. SCA
saw off the offensive and Vachier drew with Sergey Nepomniachtchi (Rus, 2.5). Vachier; Aronian-Svidler;
123 for seven, courtesy the sijde, Belgium: Doubles
Prithvi Shaw and Himanshu then pushed a queenside Karjakin to match Anands Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Nepomniachtchi-Carlsen; Caru- feels confident that Robin
(quarterfinals): Bibiane
Rana were involved in a 110- Indian spinners. pawn to the seventh rank. By tally. Aronian scored his (Fra, 4.5) drew with Sergey Kar- ana-Nakamura; Karjakin-So. will add strength to the
Schoofs (Ned) & Ankita Raina
run first-wicket partnership Left-arm spinner Anukul strong Ranji team of Saur-
bt Vinciane Remy & Marie
as India under-19 defeated Roy picked up four for 27, ashtra with his vast experi-
Temin (Fra) 7-5, 2-1 (retd.).
England under-19 by eight
wickets and with 100 balls to
spare in the second one-
his second successive four-
wicket haul, while leg-spin-
ner Rahul Chahar picked up
ITF women,
Thailand: Wrestler electrocuted in Ranchi stadium ence and commendable
Singles (quarterfinals): Sarah
dayer of the Royal London three, and left-arm spinner Tomic (Aus) bt Dhruthi
Amarnath Tewary had stood fourth in a senior be waterlogged due to heavy electrocuted.
series on Wednesday. Abhishek Sharma two. Patna National level competition rains for the last few weeks. He succumbed on way to
Venugopal 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.
After Shaw was caught by The scores: Doubles (semifinals): A 25-year old national-level this year. the hospital.
Tom Banton at midwicket England u-19 175 in 44.4 Genevieve Lobergs (Aus) & wrestler Vishal Kumar The incident happened at Faulty wiring Preliminary investigation
off Will Jacks, Shubman Gill overs (Liam Trevaskis 35, Tom Stefanie Tan (Sgp) bt Dhruthi Verma died after being elec- Jaipal Singh stadium in Ran- Locals in Ranchi told The has revealed that death was
joined Rana to add 61 runs Lammonby 30 n.o., Rahul Venugopal & Kanika Vaidya trocuted in a stadium in Ran- chi where the office of the Hindu over phone that loose due to electrocution. Faulty
for the second-wicket. Chahar three for 26, Anukul 6-4, 3-6, 10-8. chi, the capital of Jharkhand Jharkhand State Wrestling electric wire was hanging in wiring seems to be main
With only five runs to get, Roy four for 27) lost to India $15,000 ITF women, Arad: on Tuesday afternoon. Association ( JSWA) is the washroom of the sta- cause for this incident,
Rana top-edged a pull off u-19 177 for two in 33.2 overs Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Verma had represented located. dium which was inundated Shyamanand Mandal, a po-
Ben Allison to Jack Blather- (Prithvi Shaw 48, Himanshu Nina Potocnik (Slo) bt Jen- Jharkhand at various cham- The indoor stadium was with rainwater and when lice official told local Robin Uthappa. *
wick at deep square leg. Rana 74, Shubman Gill 38 n.o.). nifer Luikham 6-2, 6-0. pionships since 2005 and built in 1978 and was said to Verma entered, he was journalists. K. BHAGYA PRAKASH



Wenger braced for knife-edge season Manjeet pips
Leicester targets stability under Shakespeare after a tumultuous 2016-17 season Deepak for top spot
has pledged to rest players in Heena Sidhu shoots personal best
the Europa League.
He has said he intends to in qualification
Liverpool again rejects Agence France-Presse focus completely on the
bid for Coutinho: reports London Premier League, but if such Special Correspondent points better than the
LIVERPOOL Arsene Wenger brokered a an approach fails to yield a NEW DELHI second best, Sanjana
Liverpool has rejected a fragile truce with Arsenals title challenge, he can expect Manjeet Singh beat Deepak Sehrawat.
second bid from Barcelona dissenting fans by winning the protests to ramp up Kumar by 0.8 point for the Pushpanjali Rana, San-
for influential Brazilian the FA Cup, but has little quickly. top spot in air rifle in the jana Sehrawat, Annuraj
playmaker Philippe Coutinho margin for error ahead of After going into last sea- fourth National shooting se- Singh, Surabhi Pathak and
worth 100 million, British Fridays Premier League son as defending champion, lection trials at the Dr. Karni Devanshi Rana placed
media said on Wednesday. opener against Leicester only for a close shave with Singh Range, Tughlakabad, fourth to eighth in that or-
The Liverpool Echo added: City. relegation to cost manager on Thursday. der in sports pistol.
Liverpool have told Barca Last season was by far the Claudio Ranieri his job, In mens free pistol,
It was a consistent per-
they will be wasting their most difficult of Wengers 21- Leicester is targeting stability World Championship silver
formance by Manjeet
time if they come back in year tenure as manager, with under Craig Shakespeare. medallist Jitu Rai asserted
(625.7), as the Army lad shot
with a third offer and are Arsenals on-pitch travails ex- his grip on the event by top-
the second best score in
adamant that Coutinho will posing him to furious Squad strengthened ping the qualifiers with 562.
qualification, behind Ravi
not be Neymar's replacement protests from sections of the It has over 50 million, However, he was beaten
Kumar (627.6) who eventu-
at Camp Nou. REUTERS clubs support. strengthening each squad by 0.4 point to the top spot
ally settled for the fourth
Having ended months of department with moves for in the final by Deepak
spot. Manpreet Singh pulled
ATK signs Zequinha speculation by signing a new goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic, Sharma, who had shot 13
ahead of a string of good
KOLKATA two-year contract, he is look- Testing times ahead: Along with managing Arsenals prospects in the Premier League, Arsene centre-back Harry Maguire, points less than him in
shooters like Akhil Sheoran,
Indian Super League outfit ing forwards and says that if Wenger also has the onerous task of ensuring that star players like Mesut Ozil stay committed midfielder Vicente Iborra qualification.
Gagan Narang and Sanjeev
ATK has signed Portuguese the team put on a united to his project. AFP * and striker Kelechi Gurpal Singh took the
Rajput for the fifth place.
forward Jose Egas dos Santos front, the fans will fall into Iheanacho. third place. Olympian
Branco for the upcoming line behind them. among the players whose strong finish to last season. the clubs transfer record to Spaniard Iborra has been In a strong field of 168 Prakash Nanjappa was 15th
season. Thirty-year-old A lot (of the trouble) was contracts expire at the end of sign prolific French striker ruled out of the trip to the shooters, Olympian Chain with 540, while Omkar
Branco, who is popularly created by my own situation. the season. Belated switch Alexandre Lacazette from Emirates Stadium with a Singh shot 620.6 for the 19th Singh and Amanpreet Singh
known as Zequinha, played Maybe I made a mistake, Sanchez in particular has After Wenger belatedly adop- Lyon. groin strain and joins centre- spot. struggled to 537 for the 20th
for Portuguese club Nacional Wenger said after Arsenal been the subject of intense ted a 3-4-2-1 formation a The 26-year-old set Ar- back Robert Huth and mid- In womens sports pistol, and 21st spots respectively
last year. beat Chelsea on penalties in speculation about his future tactical trend sparked by senal back an initial fee of fielder Danny Drinkwater on Heena Sidhu shot a personal in a field of 50 shooters.
last weekends Community amid reported interest from champion Chelsea Arsenal 46.5 million and is expec- the sidelines. best 586 in qualification be- The results:
Shield. the big-spending duo of won seven of its last eight ted to lead the line, flanked But 20-year-old Nigeria fore finishing third behind Men: 10m air rifle: 1. Man-
Overall I believe that its Manchester City and Paris league games and stunned by Sanchez and Ozil. starlet Iheanacho, signed the acknowledged and ac- jeet Singh 247.6 (625.7); 2.
down to us. The trend has al- Saint-Germain. Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup Ozil is a doubt against from Manchester City last complished experts of the Deepak Kumar 246.8
ways to come from the The Chile forward missed final. Leicester, however, along week, has been passed fit event, Anisa Sayyed and (625.3); 3. Manpreet Singh
team. pre-season after being gran- It defeated Chelsea again with Aaron Ramsey, Per after sustaining a knock in a Rahi Sarnobat. 226.6 (622.7).
ted extra time off following when the teams renewed ac- Mertesacker and Shkodran friendly against Borussia With the qualification 50m free pistol: 1. Deepak
Uncertainty the Confederations Cup and quaintances at Wembley in Mustafi, while Laurent Kos- Monchengladbach. scores counting for much, it Sharma 232.4 (549) 2. Jitu
Undermining Wengers quest has been ruled out of Fri- last Sundays Community cielny is suspended. Gabriel Youve got the season was important to put all Rai 232.0 (562); 3. Gurpal
for harmony is the uncer- days game due to an abdom- Shield, winning a penalty and Santi Cazorla are defin- ahead to look forward to and ones energy before the fi- Singh 204.5 (546).
Accuracy key for 2018 tainty surrounding several inal strain. shootout 4-1 after a 1-1 draw. itely out. everyones raring to go, said nal, and that was what the Women: 25m sports pis-
Ryder Cup, says Furyk first-team players. That Wenger is not going As well as the silverware, For the first time since captain Wes Morgan. experienced did. Heena had tol: 1. Anisa Sayyed 34(3)
CHARLOTTE Alexis Sanchez, Mesut into the new campaign with Arsenals supporters have 1997, Arsenal are going into a Weve got our first game 291 in the precision phase 574; 2. Rahi Sarnobat 34(2)
US Ryder Cup captain Jim Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamber- the fans still at his throat also had a major signing to season without Champions this Friday coming and we and 295 in the duelling ses- 574; 3. Heena Sidhu 27
Furyk said on Wednesday lain and Jack Wilshere are owes much to Arsenals celebrate after Wenger broke League football and Wenger cant wait to get started. sion. Her score was seven (586).
that accuracy would be
critical in next years Ryder
Cup showdown with Europe
after a visit to Le Golf Mathaiyus may score Moondancer wins TENNIS

Federer and Nadal stroll

National in France. It doesn't
look like a place where you're BENGALURU: Mathaiyus, who is in (3) Dhanu Singh 54 and 7. Magis- BENGALURU: Moondancer (P. 2, Justice Angel (Ashhad Asbar) 3
going to be long and wild and fine nick, may score an encore in tero (7) A. Sandesh 52.5. Trevor up) won the Rajah S.R.K. and War Envoy (Neeraj) 4. Not
the Governors Cup (2,400m), the 1. MATHAIYUS, 2. CAPTAIN MOR- Ranga Row Memorial Cup, the run: Emidio. 2-1/4, 1/2 and 5. 1m,
bomb it all over the place and

into next round

chief event of the races to be held GAN, 3. ICE GLACIER main event at the races held on 26.69s. 32 (w), 13, 17 and 12 (p),
score. It looks like a place here on Friday (Aug. 11). Thursday (August 10). The win- SHP: 44, THP: 62, FP: 163, Q: 71,
where you need to control
the golf ball, hit a lot of
There will be no false rails. 5 rated 45 to 65, 4-y-o & over, 4-
30: 1. Ace Badraan (6) Anjar Alam
ner is owned by Villoo Poon-
awalla Racing & Breed Pvt Ltd
Trinella: 241 and 86, Exacta: 720
and 436. Favourite: Justice Angel.
(1,200m), rated 00 to 20, 2-30
pm: 1. Rare And Famous (10)
60, 2. Saladin (7) Jagadeesh 59.5,
3. Taqdeer Ka Badshah (3) Nazerul
rep by. Mr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla &
Mr. Adar C. Poonawalla, Mr.
Owners: Villoo Poonawalla Ra-
cing & Breed Pvt Ltd rep by. Mr. Agencies
Alam 58, 4. Silver Legend (5) S. Thimmaraja Yelamarthi & Mr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla & Mr. Adar Montreal
Dhanu Singh 60, 2. Able Master Chitturi Krishna Kannaiah and
John 57.5, 5. China One (10) P. Tre- C. Poonawalla, Mr. Thimmaraja A rejuvenated Roger Federer
(9) Rayan Ahmed 59.5, 3. Beyond trained by S. Padmanabhan.
vor 56.5, 6. Sydney Harbour (4) Yelamarthi & Mr. Chitturi
Reach (1) S. John 59.5, 4. Export believes he is still reaping
P.P. Dhebe 56, 7. Lord Darlington
THE RESULTS Krishna Kannaiah, Trainer: S.
Quality (6) A. Merchant 59, 5. the benefits of his extended
SET ALIGHT PLATE (1,400m), Padmanabhan.
Flashy Touch (11) Arshad Alam 59,
6. Epona (8) A. Vishwanath 58.5,
(12) Arshad Alam 55, 8. Duke Of
Clarence (9) R. Marshall 54.5, 9. 1 rated 15 to 35: MISTRESS OF break from tennis after a
7. One Man Show (3) P. Mani 58, 8.
Helios (2) Kiran Rai 57, 9. Kudla
Honour (11) Rayan Ahmed 54.5,
10. Regal Music (2) Dhanu Singh
SPICE (Rayan Ahmed) 1, Cantab-
ria (Neeraj) 2. Masters Glory (Ir- 5 STAR CONTENDER PLATE
(1,100m), maiden 3-y-o only,
(Terms): HOT N FIRE (S. John) 1,
comfortable opening victory
at the ATP Montreal Masters
Punch (4) Ramesh Kumar 56.5, 10. 54, 11. Mariko (8) Darshan 53.5 van Singh) 3 and Calico King Noahs Ark (Dhanu Singh) 2,
Rocket Punch (5) Ashhad Asbar and 12. Hedwig (1) A. Sandesh 52. ( Jagadeesh) 4. Not run: Arabian Malana (P. Trevor) 3 and Fant-
gave him his best start to a
56.5 and 11. Perfectgoldenera (7) 1. SILVER LEGEND, 2. CHINA ONE, Promise. 1-1/2, Nk. and 2-1/2. 1m, astic App ( Jagadeesh) 4. 5-3/4, 3/4 season since 2006.
Gray joins Watford in 28.70s. 340 (w), 48, 12 and 20
club-record move Afsar Khan 56. 3. SALADIN
(p), SHP: 34, THP: 56, FP: 687, Q:
and 3. 1m, 07.52s. 15 (w), 11, 22 The Swiss star, who celeb-
and 12 (p), SHP: 77, THP: 51, FP:
1. BEYOND REACH, 2. RARE AND CHAMPION JOCKEY CUP rated his 36th birthday on
LONDON 96, Trinella: 3,084 and 1,802, Ex- 130, Q: 121, Trinella: 250 and 47,
FAMOUS, 3. ABLE MASTER (1,400m), rated 15 to 35, 4-y-o acta: 20,131 and 11,504. Favour- Tuesday, swatted aside
Striker Andre Gray has joined TOTALIZATOR CUP (1,600m), & over, 5-00: 1. Fire Rainbow (4) Exacta: 2,366 and 1,206. Favour-
Watford from Premier League
rival Burnley for an
2 maiden 3-y-o only, (Terms), 3-
00: 1. Automatic (1) Neeraj 56, 2.
Kiran Rai 60, 2. First Step (8) A.
Qureshi 60, 3. Firing Line (12) P.P.
ite: Cantabria. Owners: Mr.
Aditya P. Thackersey & Mr. H.
Thambuswamy. Trainer: S.
ite: Hot N Fire. Owner: Mr. S.
Pathy. Trainer: Arjun
Canadas world No. 116 Peter
Polansky 6-2, 6-1 in just 53
Hunters Moon (5) R. Marshall 56, Dhebe 59.5, 4. Find (3) S. John Mangalorkar. minutes to book his place in
undisclosed club-record fee, Dominic.
3. Standout (3) S. John 56, 4. Strik- 57.5, 5. Ravishing Snow (9) Irvan
BASQUE PLATE (1,400m), the second round.
his new club announced on
Wednesday. The 26-year-old
ing Grey (4) Arshad Alam 56, 5.
Majuro (2) P. Trevor 54.5 and 6.
Singh 57, 6. Arziki (10) Rayan
Ahmed 56, 7. Nagarjuna (11) R. 2 SANTORINI STAR PLATE
(2,000m), rated 15 to 35: IM-
PLICIT TRUST (P. Trevor) 1, In-
6 rated 00 to 20, 5-y-o & over:
DEEPALIKA (R. Pradeep) 1, Ex-
Federer was joined in the Easy going: It was vintage Roger Federer on display as he
Scarlet Princess (6) Irvan Singh Pradeep 56, 8. Star Line (6) A. tremelydangerous (Chetan last 16 by top seed and old dismissed Peter Polansky in quick time on Wednesday. AFP *

has signed a five-year Sandesh 56, 9. Boysterous (5) trepid Warrior (Dhanu Singh) 2,
54.5. Brave Girl (Arshad Alam) 3 and Gowda) 2, Emancipation adversary Rafael Nadal who
contract and is reported to Nazerul Alam 53.5. 10. Del Ferro
1. AUTOMATIC, 2. MAJURO Turf Tactics (P.P. Dhebe) 4. Nose, (Srinath) 3 and Appys Glamour routed Croatian youngster Second round: Angelique Ker- Rafael Nadal bt Borna Coric 6-1,
have cost Watford around (1) S.K. Paswan 53.5, 11. Happy (S. John) 4. Not run: Azure Mist.
10-1/2 and 1-1/2. 2m, 11.68s. 14 ber bt Donna Vekic 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-2, Denis Shapovalov bt Juan
18.5 million. The pacy
frontman scored 23 goals in
(1,400m), rated 30 to 50, 5-y-o
& over, 3-30: 1. Ive Got Clout (1) S.
Dancing (7) Janardhan P 53 and 12.
Divino (2) Arshad Alam 50.5. (w), 10 and 19 (p), SHP: 30, THP:
33, FP: 27, Q: 25, Trinella: 76 and
3/4, 2-1/2 and 2-1/4. 1m, 29.21s.
23 (w), 12, 25 and 18 (p), SHP: 74,
Borna Coric 6-1, 6-2.
Karolna Pltskovr bt Anastasia Martin Del Potro 6-3, 7-6(4),
1. FIND, 2. STAR LINE, 3. HAPPY THP: 61, FP: 370, Q: 189, Trinella: Bopanna moves up Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 6-3, Na- Chung Hyeon bt David Goffin
the previous campaign when John 60, 2. Shining Magic (12) Af- DANCING 24, Exacta: 148 and 81. Favourite:
sar Khan 60, 3. Amazing Skill (7) Implicit Trust. Owner: Sarainaga 688 and 252, Exacta: 2,199 and Rohan Bopanna, in partner- omi Osaka bt Anastasija 7-5, 6-3, Adrian Mannarino bt
Burnley was promoted from
the Championship. AFP
Vinod Shinde 57.5, 4. Adriphos (9)
A. Vishwanath 57, 5. Montenegro 7 CHAMPION TRAINER CUP
(1,200m), rated 15 to 35, 5-30:
1. Paradiso (3) A. Velu 60, 2. Fine
Racing Pvt Ltd. Trainer: S.
702. Favourite: Deepalika.
Owner: Mr. R. Keshava Moorthy.
Trainer: Pradeep Annaiah.
ship with Ivan Dodig of Croa-
tia, got past Karen
Sevastova 6-3, 6-4, Agnieszka
Radwanska bt Ttmea Babos
Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-4, Alexan-
der Zverev bt Richard Gasquet
(8) Arshad Alam 57, 6. Prize MYSTIC MEMORY PLATE (Div. 6-0, 6-1, Sloane Stephens bt 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(3), Nick Kyrgios
Sundays Hyderabad
races cancelled
Finder (11) Rayan Ahmed 57, 7.
Royal Rein (5) Dhanu Singh 57, 8.
Barristor (2) R. Manjunath 59, 3.
Island Pearl (12) Kiran Rai 57, 4. 3 II), (1,200m), rated 30 to 50,
I), (1,200m), rated 30 to 50, 4-
Khachanov of Russia and
Dominic Thiem of Austria in
Petra Kvitova 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-2, bt Paolo Lorenzi 6-2, 6-3, Kevin
Majestic Style (4) A. Sandesh 56.5, Depth Charge (8) A. Ramu 56, 5. Lucie Safarova bt Dominika Anderson bt Pablo Carreo-
HYDERABAD Rock N Rolla (9) P. Mani 55.5, 6. (Darshan) 1, Arizona (P. Trevor) y-o & over: ARECA CRUISE (Ant- the doubles pre-quarterfi-
9. Noble Sapphire (2) Irvan Singh 2, Bazinga (Kiran Rai) 3 and Dia- ony Raj) 1, Tarini (Darshan) 2, Cibulkova 6-2, 6-4, Ekaterina Busta 6-3, 7-6(6), Sam Querrey
The Hyderabad Race Clubs 53.5, 10. Yellowzone (10) P.P. Sudha (7) R. Pradeep 55, 7. Lady nals of the $4,917,120 ATP
Majestic (4) Arshad Alam 54.5, 8. mond Green (R. Anand) 4. 2, 2 Duke Of Norfolk (Nazerul Alam) 3 Makarova bt Johanna Konta bt Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 3-6,
board of stewards have Dhebe 53.5, 11. Czar Rule (6) and Snk. 1m, 14.89s. 32 (w), 14, and Campari Girl (Neeraj) 4. 2- 1000 tennis tournament in 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-3, Venus Williams 6-4, Grigor Dimitrov bt Mischa
Adarsh 53 and 12. Manta Ray (3) Ultimate Power (5) Jagadeesh 54.5,
cancelled the monsoon 9. Aafrikaan (11) S.K. Paswan 54, 17 and 91 (p), SHP: 50, THP: 173, 1/2, 3/4 and Lnk. 1m, 15.16s. 79 Montreal, Canada. bt Katerina Siniakov 7-5, 7-5. Zverev 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, Robin
Nazerul Alam 53. FP: 262, Q: 160, Trinella: 5,569 (w), 23, 23 and 13 (p), SHP: 74,
seasons seventh day races 10. Look Out (6) Raja Rao 54, 11. In The Rogers Cup in Doubles (quarterfinals): Nadia Haase bt Ernesto Escobedo
Regal Realm (10) A. Sandesh 53.5 and 3,689, Exacta: 1,13,883. Fa- THP: 45, FP: 601, Q: 323,
scheduled for Sunday, August FINDER, 3. NOBLE SAPPHIRE vourite: Royal Serenity. Owners: Trinella: 1,827 and 509, Exacta: Toronto, however, Sania Kichenok (Ukr) & Anastasia Ro- 6-4, 6-1, Gael Monfils bt Kei
and 12. Zip Code (1) Rayan Ahmed
13, due to a paucity of GOVERNORS CUP (2,400m), 4- Mr. P.S. Ranganathan & Mr. 13,198 and 9,898. Favourite: Duke Mirza had to endure the ex- dionova (Aus) w/o. Shuai Peng Nishikori 6-7(4), 7-5, 7-6 (6).
acceptors. The inter-venue
betting of the Pune races
4 y-o & over, (Terms), 4-00: 1.
Captain Morgan (1) P. Trevor 60, 2.
Rajesh Narredu. Trainer: Rajesh
Of Norfolk. Owner: M/s. Jairam
G. Kimmane & Mr. Ananth Iy-
perience of giving another
walkover, in the quarterfi-
(Chn) & Sania Mirza; Pre- Doubles (pre-quarterfinals):
engar. Trainer: Prasanna Kumar. quarterfinals: Shuai Peng (Chn) Ivan Dodig (Cro) & Rohan
Salazaar (6) S. John 58.5, 3. Ice Days best: MATHAIYUS
slated for the above-
mentioned date will however
Glacier (5) Srinath 57, 4. Math-
aiyus (4) Neeraj 57, 5. Star Nijinsky
Jkt: 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7; Tr (i): 2, 3 and
MEMORIAL CUP (1,400m),
rated 45 to 65: MOONDANCER (P.
Jackpot: 7,824 (71 tkts); Runner-
up: 220 (1083 tkts); Treble (i):
nals, as her partner Shuai
Peng of China hurt her knee.
& Sania Mirza bt Lauren Davis &
Alison Riske (USA) 7-6(8), 6-3.
Bopanna bt Karen Khachanov
(Rus) & Dominic Thiem (Aut) 7-
be held as announced earlier. (2) P.P. Dhebe 57, 6. Jersey Wonder 4; (ii): 5, 6 and 7. Trevor) 1, Gypsy (Nazerul Alam) 198 (78 tkts); (ii): 460 (74 tkts). The results: At Toronto: At Montreat: Second round: 6(3), 6-4.


THE HINDU CROSSWORD 12083 (set by Scintillator)

12 They like to box her gifts
properly (8)
3 Small, brightly-coloured
salamander reported south of
Absolute faith
Michigan (6)
13 Second half of Hobbit's plot Saranagati is a sure route to Moksha, the ultimate goal of hu-
following a format (6) 5 Life sentence (4) man existence, though it can be done for other reasons as
well such as seeking protection from exigencies and dangers
15 Relaxed face (4) 6 Near the middle, in favour of
in life or fulfilling worldly goals, etc. In Ramanujas view,
side to hit back (8)
16 Authorities ran us ragged with there is no need for any protocol, formality or restriction
cases (10) 7 Let's not smell a rat, evoking a when one does saranagati, except absolute faith in the Lord
sense of danger (5) or Maha Vishwasa and absolute humility which amounts to
19 Well-planned at times, shifting total renunciation of the sense of I and Mine, said Sri V.S.
for neutral in sync (10) 8 Previous lover vacates (i.e.,
Karunakarachariar in a discourse.
gets lost) and provides relief
20 Enemies of church expelled The true extent and spirit of what unflinching faith means
from army (4) is illustrated in the life of Kumarila Bhatta, a staunch be-
11 Turn on the waterworks and liever in the Vedas, who is believed to be an avatar of Mur-
23 Mom logged out of chatroom mix salt, a form of salt (7) uga. It is held that once when he was challenged, he fell
after babble with partner (6) from a height proclaiming that if it is true that the Vedas are
14 On corruption, bail due to be
the Ultimate Truth, he would not be hurt. He was unhurt
25 British author with a passion heard (7)
but lost an eye during the fall. This left him distressed at his
largely hidden for nation (8)
17 Steady mechanism to attain own lack of faith for it was tainted with an element of doubt
27 One needing to score? (8) record employment (9) when he uttered the word if while accepting the chal-
lenge. So he decided to seek a tortuous form of death
28 Partners exude sedative stuff 18 On surgery, find hidden gland
through self immolation.
(6) (8)
Solution to puzzle 12082 Solution to yesterdays Sudoku Total faith is like Brahmastra. Its effect is lost the moment
29 Humming inside, discover your 19 Tennis players against one tries to back it up with other means.
ACROSS displacing drug in little time Hanuman, who is exempted from the effect of the Brah-
game (8)
1 Plan to get second child? At (7) mastra through Brahmas boon, pretends to be bound by it
last, wife and myself must 30 Horse-rider, engineer ... and a when Indrajit uses it against him. But when the rakshasas
cheat (6) 21 He plays shot that's elegant
come together (6) unwittingly bind him with ropes, it nullifies the effect of the
4 Second-best servant not
DOWN 22 Rendition at vesper's no good Vibhishana is fully aware of the invincible sway Ravana
showing up for work (8)
1 Gathered feed has to be
delivery, all the same (4,2) holds over the worlds, including the celestial beings. When
9 Enquired about doctor's his advice to Ravana fails, he seeks Rama, placing absolute
missing charger (6) bundled (7) 24 Manual workers (5)
faith and trust in His supremacy.
10 Sacrifice, I think, will protect 2 Attractive figure that can keep 26 List of Shogun emperors Such Maha Vishwasa in the protecting power of the Lord
millions behind time (8) time (9) overthrown midway (4) is absolutely necessary when one seeks succour from Him.




Warholm screams to victory on a night of shocks

Bittersweet bronze sees Felix equal Bolt and Ottey; Lijiao wins womens shot put
Scream by Norwegian artist proved to be a bittersweet the most of the absence of ished 31st.
Edvard Munch after his stun- consolation for US track le- reigning champion Christina The results: Men: 400m
ning effort, also asked a pho- gend Allyson Felix as she Schwanitz and four-time hurdles: 1. Karsten Warholm
tographer to pinch him to as- drew level with Jamaicans champion Valerie Adams to (Nor) 48.35s, 2. Yasmani
certain if the win was for Merlene Ottey and Usain Bolt win gold in womens shot Copello (Tur) 48.49, 3. Kerron
Agencies real! on having won 14 World put. Clement (USA) 48.52.
London I truly dont believe it. Championships medals. The 28-year-old managed Women: 400m: 1. Phyllis Fran-
Norways Karsten Warholm Ive worked so hard for this Felix has also bagged an a best of 19.94 metres for her cis (USA) 48.92s, 2. Salwa Eid
announced himself as one of but I dont know what I have incredible nine Olympic countrys first gold medal of Naser (Brn) 50.06, 3. Allyson
athletics brightest new tal- done. This is an amazing feel- medals including six gold. Of the championships. Felix (USA) 50.08; Shot put: 1.
Lijiao Gong (Dhn) 19.94m, 2.
ents as he recorded a magni- ing. Im world champion, her 14 World medals, nine
Anita Marton (Hun) 19.49, 3.
ficent gun-to-line triumph to thats crazy, said Warholm have been gold, while 12 in Lakshmanan betters
Michelle Carter (USA) 19.14.
lift the world 400 metres as it dawned that he had total were won as part of the personal record
hurdles title in the pouring beaten European champion US relay team. Indias G. Lakshmanan
rain on Wednesday. Yasmani Copello, (48.49) into Felix crashed through into bettered his personal best
The 21-year-old former the silver medal position bronze in Wednesdays mark but it was not enough
multi-eventer demonstrated while U.S. Olympic cham- 400m after Bahamas rival to qualify for the mens
all the strength he has ac- pion and race favourite Ker- and race leader Shaunae 5000m final. The 27-year-old
quired from competing as an ron Clement (48.52) had to Miller-Uibo faltered 20 clocked 13 minutes 35.69
all-rounder as he led from settle for bronze. metres from the finish line. seconds, nearly a second bet-
the first hurdle and was It was the first track vic- In pouring rain, Felixs un- ter than his earlier best of
powerful enough to hold off tory at any World Champion- heralded team-mate Phyllis 13:36.62, in the first round
his pursuers on the home ships by a Norwegian athlete Francis ripped up the form heat number one which
straight to win in 48.35 since Ingrid Kristiansens book to claim a shock gold, earned him a 15th spot in a
seconds. 10,000 metres triumph in with Bahrains Salwa Eid top class field, featuring de-
The youngster, who aped Rome in 1987. Naser taking silver. fending champion Mo Farah. It is true! Norways Karsten Warholm, unable to believe that he had won the 400m hurdles, asked
the famous painting The Bronze in the 400m Chinas Gong Lijiao made Overall, Lakshmanan fin- a photographer to pinch him to make sure it was for real! REUTERS *

Tamil Thalaivas tames Bengaluru Bulls Cric Wars is here!

Dipa eyes
CWG medal
Sandeep Narwal gaffe hands Pink Panthers a narrow victory
New mobile game for Android devices announced with new
> I made a mistake. I
didnt check the Special Correspondent It is a free app and you can slower ball, yorker and the routine
CHENNAI play, invite and compete quick bouncer.
Ashwin Achal time before I started
These will be sixes and fours with your friends via Aadithyaa elaborated, Press Trust of India
Nagpur my raid with a difference Facebook. The batting will be under New Delhi
Bengaluru Bulls ended its Sandeep Narwal unleashed within the You can be sitting here in your control. You can swipe Gymnast Dipa Karmakar
home leg of the ProKabaddi boundaries of two cell Chennai and compete with in the direction you want to may switch from the vault
League (PKL) on a disap- raider, however, got just the phones in a Super Over of a someone in New York after strike the ball. There will be of death Produnova to
pointing note, going down single touch and rushed game aptly named Cric connecting through special keys for strokes such Handspring 540 at the
24-29 to Tamil Thalaivas back to safety. Wars! Facebook. Both of you will as the reverse hit and the 2018 Commonwealth
here on Thursday. A downcast Narwal said, Zealcity Studios, an indie face six deliveries each in helicopter shot. There are Games in Australia.
In front of a packed house I made a mistake. I didnt game and app development your mobiles, and the game fielders too and run-outs can There is a Handspring
at Mankapur Indoor Sta- check the time before I star- company founded by will be over in two minutes! happen! 540 degree turn which
dium, Thalaivas notched up ted my raid. I thought there Aadithyaa Srikkanth that is Then you can have a series of Srikkanth will provide real could be there (at CWG).
their first win in three was time left for another based out of Chennai and games. time commentary in six Its a twist movement in
matches. Bengaluru Bulls play. Singapore, has created the He added, All you need is languages. the air.
slipped to a third loss in The PKL bandwagon now game that can be a decent internet Aaadithya said, There will In the handspring front
seven outings. No way out: Puneri Paltan raider Rajesh Mondals progress is moves to Ahmedabad, downloaded from the connection. We want to give be real time leaderboards movement, its the most
While Rohit Kumar (12 blocked by Jaipur Pink Panthers. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
where the action will com- Google Play Store. the gamers the experience and prizes. And you can difficult vault but below
points) once again donned mence on Friday. Aadithyaa, son of former and the excitement of a compete in iconic stadiums Produnova.
the attacking role for star player, which dented Sandeep Narwal on the final The results: Jaipur Pink Pan- India captain K. Srikkanth, Super Over. There will be six such as Lords, SCG and Eden My main target is 2020
Bengaluru, he was a marked Bengalurus chances. play cost them dearly. thers 30 (Manjeet Chhillar 9) bt said, This is the worlds first balls, the bowling will be Gardens. Olympics. If I can perform
man when he returned to Earlier, Jaipur Pink Pan- With his side down 27-30, Puneri Paltan 28 (Sandeep Nar- multi-player cricket battle controlled by artificial The developer wants to this Handspring 540 with
the defence. The Thalaivas thers edged out Puneri Sandeep required two wal 9); Tamil Thalaivas 29 (K. played over real time using intelligence and you can make Cric Wars available for perfection I can win a
raiders frequently gained Paltan 30-28. Puneri gave it touches to force a Jaipur all- Prapanjan 6) bt Bengaluru Bulls motion capture technology. have deliveries like the Apple devices too. medal (at CWG). Produn-
touches on the opposition their all, but an error from out and a Puneri victory. The 24 (Rohit Kumar 12). ova will also continue.