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My faith in the system Rajnath Singh appeals 3 dead after clashes Hardik Pandya and
has been restored, to GJM, others to end at White nationalist Kuldeep Yadav put
says Varnika Kundu Gorkhaland protest rally in Virginia India on victory path
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Guilty will not be spared: U.P. CM 14 JD(U) State units
Adityanath visits Gorakhpur hospital with Nadda, orders high-level probe into deaths of children support Sharad
Amarnath Tewary ric ward. Dr. Ahmed had August 9, Id visited the hos-
Gorakhpur been at the hospital pital and met with doctors Nitish backers only in Bihar, says aide
Two days after 30 children overnight on Friday during and medical officials but was
46 people killed in died in a 48-hour span at the the crisis, triggered allegedly not apprised of any such Press Trust of India
Himachal landslip Baba Raghav Das (BRD) med- by the shortage of oxygen problem of lack of oxygen, New Delhi
SHIMLA ical college hospital in tanks and had reportedly he said. Senior JD(U) leader Sharad
At least 46 people were Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh personally paid for more According to the suppliers Yadav is set to present his
killed in a landslip at Kotrupi Chief Minister Yogi tanks. Pushpa Gas, against whom faction as the real party,
on the Mandi-Pathankot Adityanath visited the hos- Criticising the action, the the Gorakhpur police have claiming that many State
National Highway near pitals encephalitis and pae- Indian Medical Association filed an FIR, they had sent units are with him while
Jogindernagar in Himachal diatric wards along with passed a resolution demand- several reminders to BRD au- support for party president
Pradesh on Sunday. Two Union Health Minister J.P. ing that the government thorities to pay dues of more Nitish Kumar is confined to
State roadways buses and Nadda and ordered a high- must disclose the cause of than 68 lakh. Bihar.
some light vehicles were level enquiry into the deaths. death within three days, in Asked whether the lack of The Yadav-led faction,
buried, when disaster struck If anyone is found guilty, order to take preventive liquid oxygen was the reason which includes two Rajya Sharad Yadav
at 1 a.m. The vehicles were he would not be spared, Mr. measures at other health fa- for the deaths of children Sabha MPs and some na-
halting for a break at a place Adityanath, whose govern- cilities. suffering from encephalitis, tional office-bearers, has had led the party before Mr.
called Urla-Jogindernagar. ment faced increasing pres- The local administration Mr. Adityanath said, let the armed itself with letters of Kumar had merged his
NATION A PAGE 7 sure over its handling of the is equally responsible for the report of the probe commit- support from 14 State unit Samata Party with it. We
incident, told a press confer- Taking stock: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath deaths and action should be tee come and then it will be presidents, Arun Shrivast- will not leave the party. Nit-
ence at the BRD hospital. at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in taken against it too, IMA known what the reason was. ava, a close aide of Mr. Ya- ish Kumar himself says that
At least 18 adults have also Gorakhpur on Sunday. AP * president K.K. Aggarwal told (With inputs from Bindu dav said. the party does not exist out-
died in the past week, along The Hindu. Shajan Perappadan, To counter Mr. Kumars side Bihar. Then he should
with 63 children, many of became the Chief Minister his government. However, the mystery agencies) assertion that the JD(U) was form a new party for Bihar.
whom were suffering from Ive been fighting against the Meanwhile, a day after the over the oxygen shortages recognised only in Bihar, de- He should not try to capture
an encephalitis infection. AES (Acute Encephalitis Syn- Principal of the BRD college continued, as Mr. Adityanath CONTINUED ON A PAGE 10 bunking claims of support the JD(U) which always had
drome) since 1996-97 and was suspended, the U.P. gov- said he had not been told AHEAD OF CM VISIT, HOSPITAL from other State units, Mr. a national presence, Mr.
Fourth visit who would understand this ernment suspended Dr. about any problem the hos- GETS A MAKEOVER; CONGRESS Shrivastava claimed the Sharad Yadav said.
EDGE A 4 PAGES This is my fourth visit to problem more than me, Mr. Kafeel Ahmad, who was the pital was facing when he vis- CALLS DEATHS MURDER A PAGE 11 party always had a national
DELHI METRO A 6 PAGES this BRD hospital ever since I Adityanath said, defending nodal officer of the paediat- ited it earlier. On July 9 and WAGES OF NEGLECT A EDITORIAL footprint. He said Mr. Yadav CONTINUED ON A PAGE 10

Centre will help get NEET


Waterworld Hizb leader

among three
killed in J&K waiver, says Sitharaman
Special Correspondent State rushes to get ordinance ready after Ministers assurance
Three militants, including Special Correspondent ance to allow Tamil Nadu to Ministers who held numer-
the Hizbul Mujahideen op- Chennai admit medical aspirants on ous meetings of late.
erational commander, and Ending six months of sus- the basis of their scores in As far as the private col-
two soldiers were killed in pense over the fate of MBBS/ Class XII for this year leges (management quota
a 16-hour gunfight in BDS admissions in Tamil would be submitted to the seats) and deemed universit-
Shopian of Jammu and Nadu, Union Minister of Central Government for ies are concerned, the ad-
Kashmir on Sunday. In State for Commerce and In- clearance on Monday. mission of students is
other incidents, a civilian dustry Nirmala Sitharaman already being done as per
was killed and three secur- on Sunday said the Centre Officials in Delhi NEET, Ms. Sitharaman said.
ity men were injured. would cooperate with the Later on Sunday evening, She said: The problem
Hizb commander State to grant a one-time ex- Health Secretary J. comes only in terms of gov-
Muhammad Yasin Itoo was emption from NEET-based Radhakrishnan and two ernment medical college ad-
killed, along with his asso- admissions through the or- other officials left for New missions and also in terms of
ciates Irfan-ul-Haq and dinance route. Delhi to complete the paper seats surrendered by private
Umar Majeed Mir, in the The exemption from work for drafting the ordin- colleges to the government-
encounter that began on NEET will be only for admis- ance. Ms. Sitharamans an- colleges, i.e., for around
Saturday. sion to government medical nouncement caught the rul- 4,000 seats. Students from
Its a great success, colleges and the government ing AIADMK off guard as rural areas are finding it dif-
Director-General of Police quota seats in private med- none of the Union Ministers, ficult to get admissions
S.P. Vaid said. ical colleges. including those handling the through NEET that is our
Responding quickly, State Health and HRD portfolios, understanding based on the
Test of survival: A girl and her brother cross floodwaters at Mayong village in Morigaon district of Assam on Sunday. Ten more Health Minister C. Vijaya had given any assurance on interaction with the State.
persons were killed in rain-related incidents in the State and the Armys help was sought. RITU RAJ KONWAR (REPORT ON PAGE 7) *
FULL REPORT ON A PAGE 10 Baskar said a draft ordin- an exemption to senior State CONTINUED ON A PAGE 10

Round-neck t-shirt, not jainsem was inappropriate: report Man pushed off local train near Palwal, dies
Ashok Kumar four accused have been ar- down at the Asaoti station to
rested. The deceased, De- get water. He had an argu-
Committee headed by Justice Mukul Mugdal investigated the Delhi Golf Clubs incident of June 25 PALWAL
A 30-year-old man was vender Kumar, is from Pal- ment with the duo travelling
killed and his friend injured wal. on the footboard when he
Sobhana K Nair Lyngdoh, was allegedly Club receptionist Sunita transgression of dress walk out of the Dining Hall to after they were allegedly The police said the ac- tried to board the train. His
New Delhi asked to leave the club for Thakur had specifically in- code was recorded in the the lobby while speaking in a pushed off a moving train cused were headed to Agra friends joined him later and
It was the round-neck t-shirt her inappropriate dress. formed host member register. loud voice all the way in the near the Asaoti railway sta- when they entered into an they allegedly pushed the
and not jainsem, a tradi- Ms. Lyngdoh, who works as Ponamma Goyal about the Once they were seated, presence of members and tion by a group of students altercation with the victim . two off the train, they said.
tional dress worn by Khasi a governess, was accompa- dress code for children another staff, Ajit Pal, point- guests as witnessed by many on Saturday. Three of the One of the accused got DELHI METRO A PAGE 1
women, that was flagged by nying her employer Nivedita when she called in to book ing at Ms. Lyngdoh told Ms. guests, the report records.
the staff of the Delhi Golf Barthakur Sondhi, who the table, the report claims. Goyal that domestic employ- The report goes on to in-
Club as inappropriate, an works as an adviser with the At 1 p.m. when Dr. Sondhi ar- ees were not allowed in the dict Dr. Sondhi for inappro-
inquiry report by the com- Assam government, and her rived with her son and his Dining Hall. Mr. Pal had in- priate behaviour. It also
mittee headed by Justice son. governess, they were tervened after the group sat questions why Dr. Sondhi or
Mukul Mugdal has found. stopped at the reception and down for lunch and already Ms. Goyal did not register an
The club instituted the The depositions informed that the boy will ordered their drinks. The re- official complaint either at
three-member committee Based on the depositions of not be allowed in the Dining port says that on overhear- the club or with the police.
under the former Chief nine persons, including the Hall as he was wearing a t- ing the exchange between Dr. Sondhi despite several at-
Justice of the Haryana and host member and those shirt without a collar. The Mr. Pal and Ms. Goyal, Dr. tempts of the committee did
Punjab High Court to invest- seated in the dining hall at host, Ms. Goyal came out to Sondhi got agitated. Dr. not depose or record her
igate the controversial incid- that time, the report recor- the reception to sort it out. Nivedita Barthakur Sondhi version.
ent of June 25 when a ded minute-by-minute The guests were allowed in threw her napkin, kicked
Meghalaya woman, Tailin events of the day. the dining room after the her chair and proceeded to CONTINUED ON A PAGE 10


Sikkims yaks in the clouds have few riders this year

Tensions in Dokalam, Darjeeling cast dark shadows on tourist paradise
Suvojit Bagchi below is sleepy Dzuluk, Darjeeling and Dokalam, we commandos from Sikkim at
Gangtok where Gopal Pradhan and had the highest tourist Bagdogra Airport for
Lakpa Sherpa, 23, and his his family runs Dil Maya footfalls in Sikkim, he said, protection to tourists, he
friend Badal, a three year Homestay. Usually, all his citing over one million said.
old yak, are out of a job this three home-stays are heavily arrivals. Sikkims Tourism The Tourism Minister,
summer. In previous years, booked, but not this season. Minister Ugen T. Gyatso however, said they are
August brought tourists from You are the only person in Bhutia put it at 1.2 million. waiting for things to
across the world to Changu, a dozen rooms, said Mr. But now it has come down normalise. If the
a large clearwater lake at Pradhan, an award-winning to virtually zero, said Mr. Gorkhaland agitation is
12,300 feet in East Sikkim. home-stay developer on the Bardewa. solved, 70% of the problems
They took a yak ride for All dressed up, but no one to famed Lhasa - Kalimpong His father, Santosh will be addressed, Mr.
500. But this year, the ride. The yak and the Sherpa Silk Route. Bardewa, a former Bhutia said.
tourists have not come and in Sikkim. SPECIAL *

Gangtoks scenario is Additional Secretary in the

about 60 yak owners make grim. Nearly all hotels are Sikkim government thinks it A constant irritant
not a few thousand, but a empty, and so is Mahatma would have been wiser for However, former Chief
few hundred rupees a day. We dont have enough Gandhi Road market. Satish the State to escort tourists Secretary Sonam Wangdi,
The India-China stand-off food, said Lakpa Sherpa, Bardewa, former president from Bagdogra Airport in said even if the Gorkhaland
at Dokalam, the tri-junction desperately chasing stray of Travel Agents Association North Bengal to Gangtok, a issue was resolved, the lack
in Bhutan about 2,000 feet tourists. Ratiram, from the of Sikkim, says things were five hour journey. of a border settlement
above Changu Lake and the General Reserve Engineer good before the shutdown in Thats what former Chief between India and China
Gorkhaland agitation below Force (GREF) working on Darjeeling. Minister Nar Bahadur will remain a constant
Gangtok, which is about 40 border roads, says he has Bhandari did when the irritant. Meanwhile, Lakpa
km north of Changu, have hardly seen much military Dwindling footfalls Gorkhaland movement Sherpa said he would have
dried up the tourist flow to movement, but tourists have Between January and May, started in 1986. He spoke to to get rid of Badal if the
Sikkim. stopped coming. Further when trouble broke out in West Bengal, and stationed stand-off continues.







Sporadic violence mars Bengal civic polls Shobha Sen passes away
DELHI Timings
Monday, August 14
RISE 05:50 SET 19:02
Special Correspondent national level. Her acting ca-
RISE 23:30 SET 11:54 KOLKATA reer spanned over five
Tuesday, August 15
RISE 05:51 SET 19:01
Opposition alleges TMC cadre involved; Opposition frustrated, claims Mamatas party One of the foremost theatre decades.
personalities of Bengal, She worked in some path-
RISE 00:00 SET 12:56 farce as has become the actor and director Shobha breaking productions from
Staff Reporter
Wednesday, August 16 Kolkata norm with any elections in Sen, died in Kolkata on Bengal, including Nabanna
RISE 05:51 SET 19:00 Sporadic incidents of viol- the State under the TMC re- Sunday. She was 93. (New Harvest) by playwright
RISE 00:16 SET 14:00 ence were reported from gime and conducted by the Sen was associated with Bijon Bhattacharya. Married
several parts of West Bengal State Election Commission. the Leftist theatre move- to Utpal Dutta, Sen acted in
since polling started on The TMC goons blatantly ment led by the Indian a series of plays written and
Sunday morning for the looted votes today (Sunday). Peoples Theatre Associ- directed by Dutta, such as
seven civic bodies including The polling should be can- ation (IPTA) since the early Titu Mir, Tiner Talowar and
five municipalities, one mu- celled and fresh elections 1940s at both the State and Barricade.
nicipal corporation and one must be held, Communist
Notified Area, a settlement Party of India-Marxist Polit-
area in transition from rural buro member and MP Md.
to urban. Salim said.
In a statement, Left Front
77.3% polling chairperson Biman Basu also
While the Opposition parties accused the TMC of creating
alleged that the ruling Trin- a reign of terror in conniv-
amool Congress (TMC) ance with police.
cadres were behind the viol- State BJP president Dilip
ence, the TMC leadership Ghosh accused TMC of re-
denied the allegations. Till ducing the polls to a farce
7.15 pm, 77.3% voting was re- Policemen in action after a clash between two political groups in Birbhum on Sunday. *
PTI with their terror tactics and
ported. However, it is likely said that the polls will not
to increase as some voters are being held for one ward area in Durgapur. A polling were hurled near a polling reflect the peoples man-
were still in the queue. in Jhargram Municipality in booth was also vandalised. booth in ward number 13 in date.
Polls are being held for Jhargram district and one Two personnel were as- the Main Gate area. The BJP had earlier de-
Durgapur Municipal Corpor- ward in Champdani Muni- saulted and are severely in- Alleging that the TMC manded deployment of cent-
IN BRIEF ation in Paschim Bardhaman cipality in Hooghly district. jured. We have got informa- cadres were behind the in- ral paramilitary forces for
district, Dhupguri Municipal- tion that there were some cident, the BJP workers the Sundays civic polls.
ity in Jalpaiguri district, Rifle snatched people (involved in the incid- blocked the nearby National State Transport Minister
Buniadpur Municipality in Most of the incidents of viol- ent) who were BJP support- Highway-2. and senior TMC leader
South Dinajpur district, Nal- ence were reported from the ers. The rifle has been re- However, the BJP cadres Suvendu Adhikari said that
hati Municipality in Birbhum Durgapur Municipal Corpor- covered, said a senior were dispersed at around 1 the polls were peaceful and
district, Haldia and Panskura ation (DMC) area in Paschim official of the Asansol-Dur- pm by the police who resor- the Opposition parties were
Municipality in Purba Medi- Bardhaman district. gapur Police Commissioner- ted to lathicharge. making false allegations out
NPF agitation against nipur district and the Two police personnel ate. of frustration.
Governor continues Coopers Camp Notified Area were allegedly assaulted and He added that no one has Condemns violence His comments drew sharp
KOHIMA in Nadia district. a rifle was snatched by been arrested so far. The polls in seven civic bod- reactions from the
The agitation by Naga Apart from these, by-polls miscreants in the Kada Road In the afternoon, bombs ies have been reduced to a Opposition.
Peoples Front, which is
demanding ouster of
Governor P. B. Acharya for
allegedly creating a
constitutional crisis by
Special leave for Pigs death triggers panic in Malkangiri
dismissing the Shurhozelie
Liezietsu government and policemen in Odisha Staff Reporter
Syndrome (AES) had
claimed the lives of over 100
viscera samples from the
dead pigs. Blood samples
installing the T. R. Zeliang
government, continued for The sudden death of around children in Malkangiri dis- from live pigs were also col-
the third day on Sunday. PTI To enjoy some family time, says SP 100 pigs in three days has trict last year. JE deaths were lected.
triggered panic in the Bodi- also reported from the Ka-
Staff Reporter cular regarding this has geta area of Kalimela block limela block. Apart from Not related to JE
Five farm labourers killed BERHAMPUR been already issued in Ber- in Malkangiri district of this, swine flu cases are also Speaking to The Hindu, Dr.
in van accident The police personnel in hampur police district. Odisha. being reported in Odisha. Mishra said the deaths were
BARIPADA (ODISHA) Ganjam and Berhampur Similar circular would be Since pigs are known to On Sunday, a team of ex- not related to swine flu or
Five farm labourers, including districts of Odisha will have issued for Ganjam police dis- be carriers of the Japanese perts from the Animal Dis- JE. JE virus does not cause
three women, were killed and to avail of five compulsory trict on August 15, said Mr Encephalitis ( JE) virus, the eases Research Institute, any major ailment or death
12 others seriously injured leaves every year to ease Singh. district administration and Cuttack, along with Chief among pigs, he added. He
when a van carrying them their professional stress and Speaking to The Hindu, the State Veterinary depart- District Veterinary Officer added that the deaths may
overturned in Odishas strain. Mr Singh said this is a small ment are viewing the deaths (CDVO) Dr. Sarat Kumar be due to swine fever, a
Mayurbhanj district on These compulsory leaves measure to acknowledge ef- seriously. Mishra reached Bodigeta. viral disease that affects only
Sunday. PTI with pay are meant to forts of the police personnel. JE and Acute Encephalitis They collected blood and pigs.
provide scope to police per- I felt police personnel and
Two NSCN (R) ultras sonnel to spend some qual- their families should also get
arrested in Arunachal
ity time with their family.
They would have to take
chance to enjoy some time
together, said Mr Singh. IED explosion
Security forces have arrested
two NSCN (R) ultras from
leave on days of their mar-
riage anniversary, birthdays More in the offing in Manipur
Changlang district in of self, spouse and two Police administration is also
Arunachal Pradesh. The ultras children. planning to give gifts and Press Trust of India
were identified as Bokam send best wishes messages Imphal

Wangrey, a self-styled Novel idea to the personnel. Unidentified persons on

sergeant major of the outfit, Such an initiative has been For this innovative pro- Sunday exploded an Im-
and Raju Kumar Choudhury. taken up in Odisha for the gramme, a data base of mar- provised Explosive Device
An AK-47 assault rifle, first time by Ashis Singh, riage anniversaries, birth- in Imphal town of Manipur.
ammunition, contraband and the Superintendent of Po- days of police personnel and The explosion was
SIM cards were seized from lice who is in charge of both their family members is be- triggered at Kakwa Naorem
them. PTI these police districts. A cir- ing prepared. Leikai locality at 9.40 am.

Students at
IIT-KGP get 118
Press Trust of India

IIT-Kharagpur students
have got 118 pre-placement
offers (PPOs) from top
companies at the start of
the semester.
As on August 11, Mi-
crosoft and Wipro have
made the highest number
of offers at 14, while Qual-
comm has made 13 offers,
Samsung at 12 and Texas
Instruments at 11, pro-
fessor in-charge of Career
Development Centre at IIT-
KGP Debasis Deb said on
Offers have also been re-
ceived from ITC, Unilever
and several more compan-
ies, both in core and non-
core areas such as finance,
software, analytics and
This is a great start for
the placement season.
PPOs generally constitute
about 15% of the total num-
ber of placements and
many more offers are in
the pipeline as the
semester progresses, Prof
Deb said.
Students had undergone
compulsory summer in-
ternship as part of the cur-
riculum during May and

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Satellite built by ISRO-industry Shah takes control in
partnership set for launch poll-bound Karnataka
1,400-kg IRNSS-1H is first step in building closer links with private participants He will come back next month for monitoring progress
Meti episode: woman
attempts suicide Madhumathi D.S. them, as also its launch the eighth NavIC satellite. B.S. Satish Kumar
BAGALKOT BENGALURU vehicles. The industry team was K.V. Aditya Bharadwaj
The woman who was in a In what is seen as the first trained and was an active Bengaluru
sleaze video clip with former move for an independent The first steps part of mechanical as- Bharatiya Janata Party pres-
Karnataka Minister H.Y. Meti, Indian satellite-building in- Early last year, ISRO Satel- sembly, electrical integra- ident Amit Shah, who is on a
aired by a TV channel in dustry, the first of two re- lite Centre (ISAC), which as- tion, testing in various three-day visit to Karnataka
December 2016, attempted placements or spare naviga- sembles Indian satellites, modes and thermovac vi- to galvanise the party organ-
suicide by consuming tion satellites assembled in started one such initiative bration tests. isation ahead of the 2018 As-
sleeping pills here on Sunday. partnership with a private with two spare navigation sembly elections, appears to
According to doctors, she is industry consortium, was (IRNSS or NavIC) satellites. Multiple checks be in no mood to leave the
now out of danger. flagged off from Bengaluru Seven of them, 1A to 1G, are ISAC used a separate clean task to the State leaders
on Saturday at 4.30 a.m. in orbit. Over the last six room for the job. The ex- alone. According to sources,
Student shot dead The 1,400-kg IRNSS-1H months, ISAC roped in ternal team watched the in- Mr. Shah has told the leaders
while hunting egrets satellite, is due to be de- about 70 personnel from a tegration, and was part of that he would visit the State
MALAPPURAM ployed in space from Sri- six-company consortium the multiple checks.Dr. An- next month as well.
A youth was shot dead at harikota this month-end. It for assembly, integration nadurai said the industry Mr. Shah has indicated
Perinthalmanna in the district will back up the crippled M. Annadurai and testing. On August 12, team would have bigger re- that he would return to re-
on Sunday. Masin, 21, an IRNSS-1A, on which all the first of the resulting sponsibilities with the next view the organisational pro- Seeking blessings: Amit Shah at the Adichunchanagiri Math
audiology student at a private three rubidium atomic are being readied to build products, 1H, left ISAC for one, IRNSS-1I, that will soon grammes and that he would at Bellur on Sunday SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT *

institute in Kozhikode, was clocks have failed. satellites too. Sriharikota. get into assembly. I am camp in Karnataka after the
brought to a private hospital Until now, public and ISRO, which says it has confident that they can do Gujarat elections to person-
with gunshot injuries on his
neck. Based on a preliminary
private sector industries
have only supplied satellite
only half the satellites it
needs, has been trying in
Eighth NavIC satellite
ISAC Director M. Annadurai
up to 95% of the tasks, but
under our supervision. We
ally monitor the poll
Visits math at Bellur
investigation, the police said parts, hardware or material recent years to quickly credited about 25% of the will change the ratio of His decision to return
that Masin was killed from an required by the Indian make more satellites and realisation of 1H to the ex- work, hand over all hard- next month is being attrib- Special Correspondent and the samadhi of Bal-
air-rifle shot while trying to Space Research Organisa- now wants to prepare do- ternal team and called it a ware and handhold them uted to not just his keenness Mandya/Bengaluru agangadhara Natha Swami
hunt egrets with his friends. tion (ISRO). With 1H, they mestic industry to produce modest beginning. 1H is through a similar cycle. to ensure his suggestions are Bharatiya Janata Party pres- on the math premises. He
properly followed, but also ident Amit Shah on Sunday also released a book titled
to his unhappiness over the visited the Adichunchanagiri The Story of Guru on Bal-

Controversial lesson Excise has eyes trained tardy progress made by the Math at Bellur in Mandya agangadharanatha Swami.
BJP State unit in the past few district, a major religious Mr. Shahs visit to the
months. centre for the Vokkaliga math assumes importance as

withdrawn from textbook on Ayurvedic brew Slack approach

Party sources say Mr. Shah
Minutes after his arrival,
Nirmalanandanatha Swami,
it has a strong influence on
the Vokkaliga community,
which has a sizeable popula-
had expressed dissatisfac- seer of the math, said the tion in the old Mysore re-
Outlets sell spirit-laced arishtams tion at the slack approach of math will not involve itself gion. Interestingly, former
Mangalore University move follows ex-servicemens protest the party unit at different in any political activity even External Affair Minister S.M.
G. Anand The governments toler- party forums he addressed though it offers blessings to Krishna, a prominent Vokk-
Special Correspondent In that case, no questions Thiruvananthapuram ant policy that allows prac- in last couple of days. politicians who visit. He ad- aliga leader from Mandya
MANGALURU would be asked from that Excise enforcers have titioners of indigenous He is said to have referred ded that the visit was who recently quit the Con-
The Board of Studies in Kan- particular lesson and if some flagged up Kottarakara in medicine to stock and re- to the issue on Sunday at a planned two years ago. gress and joined the BJP, was
nada of Mangalore Univer- colleges had not completed Kollam district as a prime tail arishtams as a pan- meeting of vistaraks, who The BJP president was ac- not present at the
sity on Saturday decided to the lesson, it would not be hotspot for the sale of acea for common ailments work as party volunteers corded a rousing reception programme.
withdraw the lesson taught, Mr. Shetty said. The spurious liquor in Kerala in has worked to the advant- and undertake outreach when he arrived at the math, Mr. Shah was accompan-
Yuddha Ondu Udyama lesson would not be part of the run-up to Onam. age of bootleggers in programmes, including with the seer himself wel- ied by party leaders, includ-
(War, a Business) from the the textbook in future. Officials privy to internal Kollam, a district which door-to-door visits. coming him. ing former Chief Ministers B.
Kannada textbook of first Mangalore University Ex-servicemen, including reports said outlets selling has reported the highest He is learnt to have told Mr. Shah visited the Sri S. Yeddyurappa and D. V.
year B.Sc (Animation) and the Opposition Chief Whip heady Ayurveda prepara- number of liquor poison- the vistaraks that the party Kalabhairaveshwara Temple Sadananda Gowda,
BCA courses. Mr. Shetty told in the Legislative Council tions, arishtams, have ing deaths in the past 10 could have made more pro-
The decision follows The Hindu that the univer- Ganesh Karnik, had objected proliferated worryingly in years. gress by adopting an ag-
severe opposition from ex- sity did not intend to insult to the particular lesson, stat- Kunnikodu and Punalur. Contraband spirit of gressive approach. emphasis to strengthening stern terms that Mission 150
servicemen, board chairman soldiers and patriots. The ing it was an insult to sol- Rural masses seeking to questionable quality is ad- its organisation at the grass the target of winning at
B. Shivarama Shetty said in a university did not want to be diers. He had said that the avoid long queues in front ded to arishtams to in- Interfaces at booth-level roots through interfaces at least 150 of the total 224 As-
communiqu here. portrayed as anti-national, write-up questioned the pat- of State-run liquor outlets crease their strength. Mr. Shahs indication of a booth-level and outreach sembly seats in the State
The lesson was an article he said. With the first riotism of soldiers and al- and expensive bars are A shot of the potent September return will keep programmes. could not be achieved
written by Baragur semester coming to an end leged that the university ap- making a beeline for such brew is cheap compared to top State BJP leaders on Meanwhile, Mr. Shah held without making political in-
Ramachandrappa, writer, by September 15, most of the peared to be attempting to outlets, which operate on a measure of legal liquor. their toes. a meeting with the partys roads into the Old Mysore re-
and was included in Pada colleges would have com- make young minds the sly as illicit liquor sa- The main base of the sug- He is said to be very par- political affairs committee gion, where the party has
Chittara textbook. pleted the particular lesson. anti-social. loons. ary ferment is jaggery. ticular on the party giving where he told the leaders on traditionally been weak.

A.P.s fresh

move to curb
Varavara Rao seeks Fruitful patriotism
accidents release of 22 activists
Staff Reporter
SRIKAKULAM Alleges group from A.P., Telangana detained in Sukma
Srikakulam, which has the
longest highway stretch in Special Correspondent on August 11. The police Some members of the
Andhra Pradesh, is always HYDERABAD/NAGPUR stopped 22 members of this fact-finding team came to
in news with the frequent Revolutionary writer Varav- fact-finding team near Sukma from Dantewada
road accidents. Many ara Rao on Sunday alleged Sukma district jail on today morning. They were
people from Odisha, Ch- that a group of activists from Sunday morning when they stopped for routine security
hattisgarh and other places Andhra Pradesh and Telan- were travelling in three checking. They needed a
also become victims of gana were detained by Ch- vehicles to Burkpal village of place to stay so we arranged
road accidents after tedi- hattisgarh police in Sukma Sukma. a community hall for them
ous journey on the district of Chhattisgarh. They were detained by in Sukma. They stayed there
highway. However, the Chhattis- the police and all attempts to and after an hour they said
The district police wing garh police denied reports contact the Sukma Superin- that they feel safe in the area
observed that many acci- of the activists detention tendent of Police (SP) and and want to go to Gompad
dents were taking place on and claimed that they were District Collector have village.
highway during the night provided shelter by the po- failed. I appeal to the demo- We told them the road to
when drivers are mostly lice in Sukma. cratic forces to condemn Gompad wasnt safe as a vi-
tried. Many people re- Mr. Rao claimed that 22 this illegal detention and de- olent incident took place on
portedly force cab drivers activists, who were part of a mand an immediate release that road on Saturday. We
to drive continuously fact-finding team of the Co- of all 22 members, Mr. Rao asked them to come after
without allowing them to ordination of Democratic said in a press statement in August 15 and assured them
take proper rest. The po- Rights Organisations, were Hyderabad. that they were free to go any-
lice department has found stopped by Chhattisgarh po- where in the district. They
a different answer to all lice in Sukma on Sunday Police denies allegation also agreed with us. They
these questions. morning. However, Sukma SP Abh- were also given food by the
Stop-Wash Your Face- A fact-finding team of the ieshekh Meena denied Mr. policemen. Later in the day,
Relax a while and Go Coordination of Democratic Raos allegations and some of them went to Dante-
Safely programme is being Rights Organisations from claimed that the activists wada and some proceeded
effectively implemented in Telangana and Andhra Pra- were never detained in towards Hyderabad, the SP I-Day spirit: Coimbatore goldsmith U.M.T. Raja has drawn the faces of several national leaders on a custard apple, ahead of
the night in the limits of desh went to Chhattisgarh Sukma. said. Independence Day. M. PERIASAMY *

Srikakulam district. The

vehicles will be stopped at
toll gates and police sta-
tions to implement the
Hassan goes all out to promote tender coconut A.P. plans to improve road
Tea and polite talk
As many as 20 police sta-
tions located on the na-
Move to help growers who suffered huge losses owing to drought for three years.
Special Correspondent vanced equipment to cut
connectivity in tribal hamlets
tional highway have been Hassan tender coconuts. Maintain-
implementing the pro- After the Horticulture De- ing hygiene is important. We State plans 2,100-km road at estimated cost of 540 crore
gramme with the initiative partment appealed to multi- will ensure that the seller
of Srikakulam Superin- plex owners to sell tender gets advanced equipment crore. The roads will help Gandhi National Rural Em-
G.V.R. Subba Rao
tendent of Police C.M. coconut water, the Hassan with which he can easily cut VIJAYAWADA the tribal people overcome ployment Guarantee
Trivikram Varma. The po- district administration has the tender coconut and A proper tar road is still a their hardships and chal- Scheme (MNREGS).
lice offer the driver a bottle decided to promote it in a serve it, she said. The ad- dream for tribal people in lenges, say officials. The gov- In all, 335 works, which
of water to wash their faces big way during the Ma- ministration is also contem- several hamlets in the State. ernment is expediting the translated into a road net-
and chat them politely ask- hamastakabhisheka that is plating a brand name to pro- They have to walk 5-10 km to process to lay roads in the work of 197 km, are already
ing about their destination. held once in 12 years. mote tender coconut reach their hamlets located tribal hamlets of Srikaku- under progress, he said.
Sometimes, a tea is also Those travelling to products during Mahamas- deep inside the forest. lam, Vizianagaram, and East The road network in-
offered to them. Shravanabelagola during the takabhisheka. As of now, we In case of medical emer- and West Godavari districts. cludes 208 km in Srikaku-
Mr. Trivikaram Varma event in February 2018 will have received a suggestion of gency, the patients have to The roads will be laid by the lam; 296 km in Viz-
monitors the programme see specially designed huts Kalpavruksha for the brand be carried manually up to Panchayat Raj and Tribal ianagaram; 295 km in
by taking the details of the alongside the national high- name. We are expecting the main road to make use Welfare departments. Visakhapatnam; 562 km in
vehicles and names of the ways selling tender more suggestions, the DC of the ambulance facility. Of the 982 works identi- East Godavari and 136 km in
drivers. I think a face coconuts. said. The district administra- In fact, lack of proper fied, the government has West Godavari districts.
wash provides relaxation The district administra- tion has also decided to roads was one of the reasons given administrative sanc-
and wont allow them to tion will be promoting it in Providing a boost: Specially designed huts will be set up launch a website and an app that had led to the death of tion for 898 works at an es- Challenging task
sleep during driving. We the interests of coconut alongside highways to sell tender coconuts. to popularise tourist spots in 16 persons at Chaparai ham- timated cost of 446 crore, Complex issues are involved
are getting positive feed- growers, who have suffered Hassan. let in Rampachodavaram sources say. in the laying of roads in the
back from the drivers too, huge losses owing to drought Deputy Commissioner Ro- a break and sip coconut wa- A private company has mandal of East Godavari dis- When contacted, Prin- tribal hamlets. The only op-
he told The Hindu. in the last three years. Ac- hini Sindhuri told pressper- ter. We are involving coconut come forward to bear the ex- trict recently. cipal Secretary (Tribal Wel- tion is to cut a road through
According to officials, cording to a survey by the sons that the ways to pro- growers associations and penses. The website will Keeping this in view, the fare) R.P. Sisodia said the the forest land. The way to
the number of road acci- Horticulture Department, mote tender coconut were Karnataka State Coir Devel- have details of places where State government plans to plan was to provide road ac- the hamlets will usually be a
dents came down signific- more than 14 lakh coconut being worked out. With the opment Corporation, she tourists can visit during the lay more than 2,100-km road cess to about 2,500 hamlets. track of stones and loose soil
antly in July following the trees have died in the specially designed huts on said. The administration will Mahamastakabhisheka, the in the tribal habitations at an The works were being taken intersected by water
new initiatives. district. highways, travellers can take provide growers with ad- officer said. estimated cost of 540 up under the Mahatma streams.




Weather Watch
No palm trees may lead to more Spinfed staff
to get wages
Rainfall, temperature & air quality in select metros yesterday

lightning strikes, warn experts for layoff

Tall trees act as natural lightning rods, hence are always hit first Special Correspondent
At Vrindavan, MP CM Jaipur
turns a bhajan singer Satyasundar Barik structures and ready-made About 1,000 employees of
MATHURA umbrellas. Palm trees are, the now-defunct Spinfed, a
Madhya Pradesh Chief The increase in number of however, still in demand in federation of cooperative
Minister Shivraj Singh deaths due to lightning Puri as the leaves are used to spinning mills in Ra-
Chouhan, who was on a strikes in Odisha may have make packets for prasad. jasthan, will get wages for
two-day pilgrimage to the something to do with the Out of the 280 deaths re- their layoff period from
temple town of Vrindavan in gradual disappearance of ported this year so far, Gan- September 2016.
Uttar Pradesh, sang palm trees from the village jam and Mayurbhanj dis-
State Cooperative Minis-
devotional songs at a shrine. landscape, experts said. tricts had the highest fatality
ter Ajay Singh Kilak here
Mr. Chouhan offered prayers With the State registering with 30 deaths each, said
on Saturday sanctioned
at the Priyakant Ju Temple on 280 deaths in the past five Special Relief Commissioner
5.07 crore for the pur-
Saturday evening. PTI months due to lightning Bishnupada Sethi. Balasore
pose, which will be dis-
strike, and 2,655 such deaths reported 24 deaths, Bhadrak
Widow made to eat in the last eight years, ex- 17, Keonjhar 16, and Jajpur
bursed within a week.
faeces, beaten to death perts are trying to figure out and Kendrapara reported 15 The laid off employees
Temperature Data: IMD, Pollution Data: CPCB, Map: Skymet (Taken at 17.00 Hrs)
the reasons why the the deaths each. Puri was not in at Spinfeds closed units in Forecast for Monday: Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely at isol-
A 40-year-old widow in
rural population has become Blessing in disguise: Palm trees shield human habitats from the top 10 list. Gulabpura, Gangapur and ated places over Bihar, sub-himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim,
Rajasthans Ajmer district was
more vulnerable to this nat- lightnings during thunderstorms. BISWARANJAN ROUT* Hanumangarh were de- Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura,
allegedly made to eat faeces,
ural calamity. Working in fields manding payment of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pra-
tortured and beaten to death desh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Andaman & Nicobar islands, Andhra
Lightning always hits the good electrical conducting Analysis of the deaths re- wages.
by her relatives, who accused Pradesh, Rayalaseema, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
Declining density tallest object first. A few path for lightning. It is quite vealed that at least 94 people
her of being a witch, the
One reason, according to ex- years ago, almost every farm useful in open fields, said (33.6%) were struck by light- Voluntary retirement city rain max min city rain max min
police said on Sunday. The Agartala.............10.6.... 31.6.... 25.0 Kozhikode ................ -.... 31.0.... 24.8
perts, may be the declining was lined with palm trees, Dr. S. C. Sahu, director of the ning when they were work- Mr. Kilak said52.56 crore
incident took place on August Ahmedabad..........5.2.... 31.5.... 24.8 Kurnool .................8.9.... 30.4.... 24.2
density of tall trees, which said U. C. Mohanty, Meteorological Department ing in paddy fields. Another Aizawl .................3.0.... 26.4.... 12.5 Lucknow................... -.... 32.0.... 26.0
3. Kanya Devi Raigar was had been paid to 1,099 la-
act as natural lightning rods renowned scientist in atmo- in Odisha. 59 (21.1%) were struck near Allahabad ............... -.... 31.1.... 26.6 Madurai.................... -.... 36.4.... 24.9
branded a witch and severely bourers and 45 staff mem- Bengaluru ............0.1.... 27.6.... 21.2 Mangaluru ................ -.... 30.7.... 24.0
in the flat rural landscape. spheric science. Associated Parts of the palm tree their house while 40 (14.3%)
tortured before being beaten bers who had opted for vol- Bhopal.................... -.... 30.3.... 23.1 Mumbai.................3.8.... 31.7.... 25.4
Palm trees are often struck with IIT-Bhubaneswar, he is were traditionally used to were struck in open fields.
to death, she was also made untary retirement. Bhubaneswar .......1.0.... 33.2.... 25.4 Mysuru..................... -.... 29.6.... 20.3
by lightning since they are currently conducting several make thatched roofs and Of the total deaths, 206 Chandigarh ..........5.0.... 33.3.... 26.7 New Delhi ................ -.... 34.8.... 26.6
to eat faeces by her relatives, While the decision for
usually the tallest objects in research studies on light- umbrellas, but lost popular- (73.6%) were male and 74 Chennai .............10.1.... 34.8.... 25.6 Patna ....................0.7.... 29.8.... 26.2
they said. PTI paying layoff time wages Coimbatore............. -.... 32.7.... 22.6 Port Blair ................. -.... 31.6.... 26.0
villages. ning. Palm trees provide a ity after the rise of concrete (26.4%) were female.
Dehradun................ -.... 32.5.... 22.7 Puducherry............2.9.... 33.3.... 24.5
Jharkhand to recruit was taken in sympathetic Gangtok.............24.0.... 20.4.... 17.9 Pune ........................ -.... 28.6.... 21.6
10,000 police personnel consideration of the Goa ........................ -.... 28.0.... 24.0 Raipur ...................... -.... 32.6.... 25.8

Darjeeling shutdown enters 60th day

RANCHI needs of employees and Guwahati ...........00.0.... 00.0.... 00.0 Ranchi...................9.0.... 26.0.... 22.0
their families, the State Hubballi.................. -.... 27.0.... 21.0 Shillong...............61.2.... 21.2.... 15.8
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hyderabad .........16.3.... 28.8.... 25.0 Shimla...................0.2.... 26.4.... 17.2
Raghubar Das on Sunday said governments Education Imphal.................5.3.... 30.9.... 22.2 Srinagar ................0.2.... 30.7.... 17.1
that ten thousand more Department has agreed for Jaipur ..................... -.... 33.0.... 24.0 Trivandrum .............. -.... 32.2.... 24.8
appointing 689 labourers Kochi...................... -.... 30.6.... 25.6 Tiruchi ..................... -.... 36.9.... 26.2
personnel would be recruited
in the police department. Mr.
GJM asks Centre to start dialogue process to restore normalcy in the hills on reverse deputation for
Kohima................6.6.... 25.4.... 18.4 Vijayawada ............... -.... 32.4.... 24.8
Kolkata..............11.4.... 29.6.... 25.8 Visakhapatnam .....25.6.... 33.2.... 24.0
Das said the police and para- six months as an interim
Press Trust of India Particulate matter in the air you are breathing Yesterday
military forces have The GMCC had said the in- arrangement.
Darjeeling CITIES SO2 NO2 CO PM2.5 PM10 CODE
important roles in the internal definite shut-down demand- Ahmedabad ....... .....-......-.....-......... - ........- ........-
security. PTI The GJM and other hill ing Gorkhaland will continue Cooperative bodies Bengaluru...............9 ...51 ..54......... -....104.......* In observations made at
parties, on the 60th day of until and unless a positive Chennai ..................6 ...16 ..15...... 48 ........-.......* 4 p.m., Howrah recorded
Delhi ....................12 ...47 ..42.... 100 ........-.......* an air quality index (AQI)
Wall collapse claims the indefinite shutdown on step is taken by the Centre Mr. Kilak said the labourers score of 270, indicating
Hyderabad..............5 ...26 ..47...... 43 ........-.......* high levels of pollutants
two lives in Bihar Sunday, took out rallies de- to restore normality. could also be sent to fill up Kolkata.................18 ...61 ..27......... -......86.......* in the air. In contrast,
SUPAUL manding immediate inter- vacancies in the cooperat- Lucknow.................5 ...24 ..49.... 126 ........-.......* Agra recorded a
Mumbai ..................5 ...18 ....8...... 18......49.......* healthy AQI score of 34.
Two girls were killed in wall vention by the Centre to Internet services ive bodies, Panchayati Raj
Pune ....................40 .....3 ..67...... 45......65.......*
collapse under Nirmali police start a dialogue process with The GJM also took out rallies institutions and the local Visakhapatnam .....28 ...19 ..60.... 100....108.......*
station area in Bihars Supaul all stakeholders. They de- in various parts of the hills self-government bodies.
manded that the Centre im- demanding restoration of Air Quality Code: * Poor * Moderate * Good
district in the early hours of SO2: Sulphur Dioxide. Short-term exposure can harm the respiratory system,
Sunday, the police said. The mediately intervene, consid- the Internet services, which Regular salaries making breathing difficult. It can affect visibility by reacting with other air
incident took place in Nirmali ering the sentiments of the Protesters taking out a march in Bengaluru for formation of a remained banned since June The Minister pointed out particles to form haze and stain culturally important objects such as statues
locality as the wall of a house people of the hills. separate Gorkhaland State. FILE PHOTO *
18, and an immediate with- that the employees were fa- and monuments.
NO2: Nitrogen Dioxide. Aggravates respiratory illness, causes haze to form by
caved in trapping Usha drawal of the police from cing hardships after the reacting with other air particles, causes acid rain, pollutes coastal waters.
Kumari (14) and her niece Incident-free since Saturday night, the po- ment Coordination Commit- Darjeeling. closure of Spinfed units. CO: Carbon monoxide. High concentration in air reduces oxygen supply to
Shitli Kumari (2) while they Meanwhile, the situation in lice and security personnel tee (GMCC) had on Saturday With the food supply Orders for appointment of critical organs like the heart and brain. At very high levels, it can cause
Darjeeling on Sunday re- have made special arrange- urged the Centre to initiate a severely hit due to the shut- dizziness, confusion, unconsciousness and even death.
were asleep in a room, SDPO 219 labourers were issued PM2.5 & PM10: Particulate matter pollution can cause irritation of the eyes,
Santosh Kumar said. The mained tense but incident- ments in the hills and are dialogue with all stakehold- down, GJM activists and over the week-end to en- nose and throat, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath, reduced
bodies have been sent for free. Although no incidents keeping a tight vigil. ers so that normality was re- NGOs were seen distributing sure payment of regular lung function, irregular heartbeat, asthma attacks, heart attacks and
post-mortem, he said. PTI of violence were reported The Gorkhaland Move- stored in Darjeeling hills. food among local people. salaries to them. premature death in people with heart or lung disease





Dengue, swine flu under

control: Odisha govt.
With eight people dying of
swine flu and two others due
to dengue in Odisha, the
State government said on
Sunday that steps had been
taken to tackle the situation.
There is no need to panic, Wiped out: Workers clearing a highway that was blocked following a landslip in Urla village, about 200 km from Shimla in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. At right, Army personnel
Health Secretary P. K. shift the body of a victim from the site. Last photo shows a child being pulled out from one of the vehicles trapped in the mud . AFP, AP & PTI *

Meherda said. Over 100

people have been affected by

46 killed as massive landslip buries vehicles

swine flu, while around 370
people are suffering from
dengue. He said doctors and
paramedics were being given
shots against swine flu.
Most of the victims were travelling on Toll likely to rise further; rescue work 5 lakh granted to kin of the dead; State
Swaraj promises medical
visa to Pak. woman two Himachal Pradesh roadways buses suspended for fear of further cave-ins government to bear cost of treatment
External Affairs Minister State government would bear

Assam floods worsen

Kanwar Yogendra
Sushma Swaraj on Sunday
assured a Pakistani woman
who is suffering from cancer
At least 46 people have been
killed and many more in-
Girl killed, parents the medical expenses of the
injured. He also met the be-
reaved family members and
of a medical visa for her
treatment in India. Ms. Swaraj
jured in a massive landslip at
Kotrupi on the Mandi-Path- missing in Uttarakhand expressed condolences.
There were around 47 pas- Army called out
conveyed the decision to ankot National Highway near sengers in the second bus
Pakistani national Faiza Jogindernagar in Himachal Press Trust of India killing Sunita on the spot. which was on its way from
for rescue as 10
Tanveer on Twitter. Thanks Pradesh on Sunday morning. Pithoragarh Her father Sher Singh and Manali to Chamba, an official more die, over
for your greetings on Indias Two Himachal Pradesh A 16-year-old girl was mother Radha Devi are said.
Independence day. We are roadways buses and some killed and her parents are missing after the 22 lakh are hit
giving you the visa for your light vehicles were buried, missing after a landslip incident, Pithoragarh Part of hill ripped off Press Trust of India
treatment in India, she when the disaster struck triggered by heavy rains district disaster More than 100 Army person- Guwahati/ Kathmandu
tweeted. PTI around 1 a.m. The vehicles buried their house in management officer R.S. nel of 9 Grenadier reached
were halting for a break at a Uttarakhands Madrama Rana said. the site from Palampur. The flood situation deterior-
Gunrunner from Tripura place called village, an official said on According to sources, According to witnesses, a ated on Sunday in Assam,
detained in Assam Urla-Jogindernagar. Sunday. six cattle heads and 12 100-metre portion of a big where the Army was called
AGARTALA The toll could rise further The sudden landslip goats belonging to the hill was ripped off and a one- out for rescue operations as
Intelligence inputs led to the as over 50 passengers were occurred at 9.30 pm family also perished in the km stretch of road disap- 10 more people were killed
arrest of a notorious travelling in the two buses hit yesterday [Saturday], incident. peared. and 22.5 lakh affected in 21
gunrunner who had links with by the landslip, which was An immediate relief of 5 districts. Staying afloat: A family rows to their marooned house to get
underground extremist triggered by a cloud burst, of- lakh has been provided to Prime Minister Narendra their belongings in Assam on Sunday. RITU RAJ KONWAR *

elements in the Northeast, ficials said. Forty-six bodies tional Disaster Response ences in a tweet. the kin of the dead. The State Modi called up Chief Minis-
Myanmar and Bangladesh. have been recovered, and of Force (NDRF), the Army and Chief Minister Virbhadra Revenue and Transport de- ter Sarbananda Sonowal, ment in handling the situ- triggered by heavy rainfall.
Naresh Chakma,34, who hails these 23 have been identi- the police rushed to the spot Singh visited the spot. He partments would provide who toured various flood-af- ation, the statement said. Heavy rainfall has been
from south Tripuras Natun fied, an official said. and heavy earth-moving ma- said eight passengers were compensation as per the re- fected areas in Dibrugarh lashing Nepal for the past
Bazar, was intercepted at the Rescue operations were chinery was deployed at the travelling in the Manali-Katra lief manual, said Revenue district, an official release 200 Indians stranded three days, swelling several
Badarpur Railway Station in suspended late evening as gorge where the two buses Volvo bus, of whom three Minister Kaul Singh Thakur. said. Nearly 700 tourists, includ- Himalayan rivers beyond the
Assams Karimganj district on there were apprehensions of lay buried under a heap of lost their lives. Five were res- The highway has been closed The Prime Minister ex- ing 200 Indians, stranded at danger mark.
Saturday. Ammunition of more landslips, he said. The debris. cued and taken to the zonal and traffic diverted through pressed concern and as- a popular tourist district in More than 100 hotels
different weapons was rescue work would resume Prime Minister Narendra hospital in Mandi. Kamand-Kotla-Kullu. sured all possible help and central Nepal owing to have been partially sub-
recovered from his baggage. on Monday. Teams of the Na- Modi conveyed his condol- The Chief Minister said the (With PTI inputs) support to the State govern- flooding and landslips merged in Chitwan.

16th century slab points Dilution of ESZ Sabarimala to open on Wednesday

to use of hookah in T.N. norms around SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
The Ayyappa temple at
Devotees may offer prayers
at the temple till it closes at
10 p.m.
Malayalam new year day on
Thursday and another Lak-
sharchana at the Maha

Rock work found at Chinnaiyanpettai in Thiruvannamalai Nagarahole flayed Sabarimala will be opened
on Wednesday afternoon for
the five-day monthly rituals
in the Malayalam month of
Special rituals
The rituals will begin with
Tantri Kandararu Ma-
Ganapathi Temple at Pampa
on Friday. Sahasrakalasab-
hishekom and Kalabhab-
hishekom would be per-
> This will pave the Chingom that begins on heswararu Mohanararu per- formed prior to the
R. Krishna Kumar
way for Thursday. forming the Ashtadravya Utchapuja at the temple on
The Forest Department has mushrooming of Head priest (Melsanthi) Maha Ganapathi homom on all the five days.
come under flak for diluting resorts and hotels T.M. Unnikrishnan Nam- Thursday morning. The Ayyappa shrine will
the original proposals of the boodiri will open the sanc- Devaswom authorities be closed after the rituals on
Senior forest department official
Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) tum sanctorum at 5 p.m. said a Laksharchana would August 21 evening and will
around Nagarahole National There is huge demand for There will not be any be performed at the be reopened on September
Park (NNP) as evident in the diluting the ESZ norms and temple ritual on Wednesday. Ayyappa shrine on the 2 for the Onam festival.
draft notification which was changing the land-use pat-
issued in July this year. tern along the protected
While the original pro- areas in Kodagu. This was
posal has been accepted also evident in the Kodagu
without much change and ZP discussions on Saturday
has been welcomed, the where Forest Minister B.
commercial establishment Ramanath Rai expressed his
of hotels and resorts which opposition to the one km
has been brought under ESZ boundary.
regulated category in the K.S. Sudheer, of Voice for
draft notification is a bone Wildlife, said the authorities
Fresh insight: A stone slab found in Tamil Nadu that shows sanyasis smoking a hookah. of contention. The original have tried to strike a bal-
proposal had flagged it un- ance between the livelihood
B. Kolappan dia with Mughals. Nayaks on Nayak paintings, said the der the prohibited cat- imperatives of the people in
CHENNAI and Vijayanagar chieftains Chinnaiyanpettai tank egory and wanted a blanket the ESZ and wildlife conser-
The hookah has been a sign must have inherited the hookah is one of a kind. ban on hotels and resorts in vation. However, this was
of Nawabi opulence, even habit from the Mughal The sculpture shows a the ESZ. bound to escalate conflicts
decadence. In Satyajit Rays rulers, said cultural histor- hookah jar and pipes with Though the draft notifica- in the future, he added.
Shatranj Ke Khiladi, the ian Madhusudhanan perfect finishing and it be- tion states that no new com-
hookah seemed to symbol- Kalaichelvan. longs to the late 16th cen- mercial hotels and resorts Blanket ban
ise how the Nawabi chess Mr. Madhusudhanan said tury. , he said. shall be permitted within 1 A senior official pointed out
players in Awadh were obli- it is well known that Mr. Madhusudhanan said km of the boundary of the that there is a blanket ban
vious to the British power smoking of ganja and to- sanyasis who followed the protected area or up to the on establishment of new ho-
grab. bacco was common among Kapalika and Kaalamuga cult extent of the ESZ, it adds tels and resorts in the noti-
Down south, Tamils were Tamils in the past. Terra- indulged in hookah except for small temporary fied ESZ of Bandipur though
no strangers to the Persian cotta pots and pipes found smoking. As a pilgrim structures for eco-tourism the forests are contiguous
import of hookah. A sculp- in the archaeological sites at centre, Thiruvannamalai at- activities. and the landscape is the
ture found in Chinnaiyan- Adichanallur, Arikkamedu tracted them. This will pave the way same. But the pressure on
pettai tank in Thiruvan- and Kodumanal stand testi- A song penned by Go- for mushrooming of resorts forest around Nagarahole is
namalai shows that the mony to it. But we have not palakrishna Bharathiyar, the and hotels and the depart- higher than in Bandipur and
hookah habit was not un- come across hookah jars author of Nandan Charith- ment will be under pressure hence there was no reason
common during the reign of made of glass or Chinese ram, describes their pres- from the politicians to ac- to remove resorts and hotels
Nayak and Vijayanagar clay so far, he said. ence in Thiruvannamalai cord permission and set a from prohibited category to
kings. K.T. Gandhirajan, an art during Karthigai Deepam, precedent, said a senior regulated category, said the
The hookah came to In- historian and an authority he explained. forest department official. official.

Party mouthpiece republishes

Sasikalas appeal for unity
Special Correspondent help of a stick. The AIADMK The government is or-
CHENNAI is the third-largest political ganising functions to com-
At a time when the three fac- movement in the country memorate the MGR birth
tions of the ruling AIADMK and we should not allow any centenary. The first event on
are fighting one another for attempt to bring down its behalf of the party (in which
the control of the organisa- status, she had said in her T.T.V. Dhinakaran would ad-
tion, the party mouthpiece message to cadre in connec- dress) will be held in Melur
Dr. Namadhu MGR on tion with the beginning of in Madurai on August 14. So,
Sunday republished a letter the centenary celebrations we decided to publish the
written by the general sec- of party founder MGR. letter again, he said.
retary V.K. Sasikala (since Asked about the need for While the merger talks
jailed) on January 16 this republishing the letter, have failed to make a mean-
year, appealing for unity. Marudhu Azhagumuthu, the ingful progress so far, the
Though our enemies editor of the newspaper, ruling camps decision to
have fallen by the wayside, said the objective was to re- distance itself from Mr. Dh-
they are waiting for a crack mind the cadre and party inakaran is being seen as the
in the iron fort (AIADMK) so functionaries about the first concrete step in the re-
that they can stand with the need for staying united. unification exercise.




History is not repeating itself

Street power and the electorates wishes may well redefine the nature of who holds power in Pakistan
that the judiciary could actually be a smooth transition in electing a re-
independent in asserting its own placement Prime Minister, with
interests rather than being per- Parliament still very much in ses-
Wages of neglect ceived to be a lackey of the military.
It is this new, forceful entity which
sion, and Pakistan functioning
with much semblance of its own
The Gorakhpur tragedy demands a prompt has been responsible for dismiss- particular democratic norms and
s. akbar zaidi ing two of Pakistans last three procedures.
inquiry and a holisitic health-care overhaul Prime Ministers. What is particu- So while one could make the

ormer Pakistan Prime Minis- larly pertinent is that following the case that the democratic process

he death of more than 60 children in the span of a
few days in a major referral hospital in Uttar Pra- ter Nawaz Sharif would never new democratic turn in Pakistans continues in Pakistan, Nawaz
desh has jolted the conscience of the nation. This have imagined three weeks politics in 2008, it has been the ju- Sharifs own future is certainly at
ago that he would be spending diciary, and not Pakistans sup- stake. There has been much public
was an entirely preventable tragedy. It will take an inde-
Pakistans 70th anniversary of In- posedly omnipotent military, debate, especially by lawyers,
pendent inquiry to establish why children perished at dependence today as yet another which has dismissed the two about the Supreme Courts de-
the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur between August of the countrys former Prime Min- longest serving Prime Ministers of cision to dismiss him as Prime Min-
7 and 11. Such an inquiry should examine whether and isters deposed by a verdict of the Pakistan, Yousuf Raza Gilani of the ister. While allegations of corrup-

to what extent the disruption of oxygen supply to those Supreme Court of Pakistan. He Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in tion against him still abound, he
who were extremely sick was a cause for the deaths. must have had very different plans history this time round. occasions it has played a support- June 2012, and Mr. Sharif less than was dismissed for not declaring in-
That the two events were not entirely unrelated seemed for today, perhaps even to address Pakistans 70 years of Independ- ive role to either the military or the three weeks ago. come which he received from a
the Pakistan public on national ence have had an almost equal ten- President of Pakistan. The first dis- Not only is Mr. Sharifs third re- Dubai firm at the time he filed his
to be indirectly confirmed with the frantic requisition-
television, telling us how his gov- ure of military dictatorships inter- missal of Mr. Sharif and his govern- moval as Prime Minister very dif- nomination papers for the 2013
ing of emergency oxygen supplies and the State govern- ernment since 2013 had brought mingled with civilian appointed ment (1993) were made under the ferent from his earlier two, but election. He has promised to chal-
ment suspending the principal of the college. Chief Min- Pakistan closer to M.A. Jinnahs and elected leaders. In simple nu- provision of the Eighth Amend- given his political standing, it is lenge the decision and gathered
ister Yogi Adityanaths immediate assertion that no dreams and vision for a just, egalit- merical terms of the actual years ment to the Constitution of also different from the judiciarys some support among the legal
deaths took place due to lack of oxygen was inappropri- arian and prosperous Pakistan. He between military dictatorships Pakistan, under Article 58 2(b), dismissal of Mr. Gilani. Mr. Gilani community over the modus op-
ate as it would prejudice any administrative probe. must surely have prepared a and civilian interregnums, the which allowed the President of was a fill-in candidate following erandi of the superior judges. Still,
After all, the company that supplied the oxygen had is- speech, perhaps even to be de- non-military rule, by 2011, had Pakistan to dismiss Parliament. Benazir Bhuttos assassination, claiming that he is innocent of any
livered at the Minar-e-Pakistan in nudged ahead. But one cannot Both Benazir Bhutto (1991, 1996) and was never the leader of the corruption, his conviction a la Al
sued notice to the hospital on large unpaid bills, warn-
his hometown of Lahore, extolling deny the fact that Pakistans milit- and Mr. Sharif have been dismissed PPP, which has always been dom- Capone, on grounds unrelated to
ing of a crisis. Only a high-level judicial inquiry will have the many achievements and vir- ary state and the establishment of under this provision, and all three inated by the Bhuttos, and now by the real allegations, does allow him
credibility. That no lessons have been learned by the tues of his most recent tenure as the deep security state have dom- dismissals were during the tenure Asif Zardari. Mr. Sharif, on the to seek redress and attempt to
State government and the Centre is evident from the Pakistans 19th Prime Minister inated Pakistans politics for con- of President Ghulam Ishaq Khan. other hand, is the leader and main make a comeback. In 1999 after a
unremitting annual peaks of disease and death in U.P., since 1947, not a single one of siderably longer. The dominance Mr. Sharifs removal in 1999 was voice of the most popular political General removed, then im-
particularly in the eastern districts: data show that Ja- whom was able to complete his or of the military on political institu- after a military coup by General party in Pakistan, the Pakistan prisoned and finally exiled, him,
panese encephalitis, which afflicted many of the chil- her full term as appointed or elec- tions has been marked for at least Parvez Musharraf, bringing in Muslim League-Nawaz, although Mr. Sharifs political career surely
ted head of government. 50 of Pakistans 70 years as an inde- Pakistans third military dictator- following his dismissal, the Elec- seemed over. Whether he can
dren who died last week, has claimed more than 10,000
pendent state. However, over the ship. Pakistans supreme judiciary, tion Commission of Pakistan has make yet another comeback and
lives in the State between 1978, the year of the first ma- The players in the sphere last decade, there have been clear as in 1958, 1977 and 1999, suppor- asked him to be removed formally make history repeat itself will be
jor outbreak, and 2005. High mortality has been wit- Even the clich of his being third signs that other competing institu- ted the actions of the military often as the partys president. In 1999, he determined over the course of the
nessed in subsequent years as well. As a parliament- time lucky when he was sworn in tions, such as the judiciary and le- citing the doctrine of necessity to was arrested after Gen. Mushar- next few months as Pakistan pre-
arian representing Gorakhpur for almost two decades, as Prime Minister in 2013 proved gislature with elected civilian elec- give some constitutional and judi- rafs coup, and was humiliated on pares for its next democratic elec-
Mr. Adityanath was only too familiar with the epidemics misplaced, and now Mr. Sharif has ted representatives, to name just cial cover to the military coups. national television by the General. tions. Whether street power and
that wracked his constituency frequently. Previous the ignoble honour of being the two, have emerged to contest and This time round, Mr. Sharif has the electorates wishes can do to
only Prime Minister of Pakistan claim the hegemony over the polit- Emergence of the judiciary taken to the streets and to the elect- the judiciarys verdict what they
State governments have done little to address this prob-
who was elected three times to that ical sphere. Rather than the undis- The judiciary, along with other in- orate, claiming to be a victim of his did to a sitting Generals in 2008
lem, but that cannot be Mr. Adityanaths response to office, and who was also thrice dis- puted supremacy of the military stitutions such as the media and times, suggesting that the peoples might redefine the nature, yet
the tragedy. missed. But this dismissal is a long from 1958 to 2008, other institu- pro-democracy forces, played a electoral mandate which brought again, of who holds power in
Reducing the incidence of fatal or crippling disease cry away from another clich, that tions have emerged to challenge key role in marking the shift away him to power is far stronger than Pakistan.
calls for robust medical infrastructure, which govern- history repeats itself , whether as this hegemony. from the militarys hegemony, a the judiciarys decision to dismiss
ments can create quickly, if they have the will. In the tragedy or farce, for other than be- This is not the first time that the process which could be dated to him. Moreover, 1999 saw the end of S. Akbar Zaidi is a political economist
ing dismissed yet again, there is supreme judiciary has played its around 2007-2008 when what is democracy in Pakistan with the based in Karachi. He teaches at Columbia
case of U.P., the epidemics have their roots in weak so-
little of repetition of what has part in the removal of an elected known as the lawyers movement end of Parliament, while this time University in New York, and at the IBA in
cial determinants such as housing and sanitation, happened in Pakistans political prime minister, but on almost all gave some credibility to the notion around, if anything, there has been Karachi
coupled with ecological changes. Encephalitis is correl-
ated with expansion of irrigation and construction of
dams four decades ago, resulting in an increase in dis-
ease-transmitting mosquitoes. Proximity to pigs and
birds created viral transmission pathways. The Centre
An odd leniency
has a vaccination programme in place and a stated com-
mitment to build paediatric intensive care units in pri-
So-called minor sexual offences such as stalking inhibit women from occupying public space
ority districts, but these have not had significant im- menace of stalking because one Such loose drafting can be attrib- used by women while others
pact. The way forward would be for the Indian Council had to prove that the accused in- uted to the fact that the 2013 viewed stalking as an acceptable
of Medical Research to launch a special commission for tended to outrage the modesty of Amendment was a knee jerk reac- norm in the country since every-
U.P., treating it as a public health emergency. It is also the woman through his act. Other tion. one has stalked women at some
an appropriate moment for the Centre and the States to provisions such as Section 354 point in their lives. Finally, the
consider their poor record. They trail even other devel- Assault or criminal force to wo- The parochial discourse Committees recommendation of
man with intent to outrage her While sexual violence of varying making stalking a non-bailable of-
oping economies, such as neighbouring Thailand and namrata mukherjee
modesty necessitated the use of degrees and forms is a routine af- fence was rejected. Now, only re-
some African countries, in moving to universal health physical force. Further, the phrase fair for women in India, it is the peated stalking is non-bailable.

care. Such a system should be non-commercial and reg-

n the night of August 7, Vikas outraging the modesty of a wo- grave forms of sexual violence Courts too have been complicit in
ulated to contain costs, giving everyone affordable ac- Barala, the son of the Hary- man is not defined anywhere in primarily, such as rape, that dom- this process of trivialisation. In
cess to doctors, diagnostics and treatment. ana BJP chief, and his friend, the law, leaving its interpretation inate our everyday understanding 2015, a court in Australia acquitted
are alleged to have stalked Varnika open-ended. The Information of the issue. Other minor forms an Indian man accused of stalking
Kundu, the daughter of a bureau- Technology Act, 2000 also lacks such as stalking and eve-teasing two women on the ground that Bol-

Sound and fury crat, on the streets of Chandigarh.

Data from the National Crime Re-
adequate provisions to deal with
electronic stalking. Under it, Sec-
are not only normalised but are of-
ten romanticised and encouraged,
lywood had influenced him and
thus such behaviour was normal
cords Bureau show that there has tion 66E, on the violation of the pri- especially in popular culture such for Indian men.
The U.S. President needs to wind down war been a rise in stalking registered vacy of an individual, requires the womans online behaviour. as Indian cinema. One only needs
talk and initiate direct talks with North Korea since the provision was introduced intentional capturing, publishing While the 2013 Amendment is a to watch Badrinath ki Dulhania and Broadening the narrative
through the Criminal Law (Amend- or transmission of an obscene im- welcome step, some believe sub- Raanjhanaa to understand this Had these series of events not in-

.S. President Donald Trumps harsh rhetoric ment) Act, 2013; from 4,700 cases age of a person without their con- section 2 goes too far. The Verma argument. volved politicians and bureau-
against North Korea and equally strident in 2014 to 6,227 in 2015. Despite sent. Committee draft stated that online The perception that violence crats, it is likely that neither the
counter-threats by Pyongyang have made the rising numbers, the conversation It took mass outrage and public monitoring should amount to against women must necessarily criminal justice system nor the me-
situation in the Korean Peninsula drastically worse. on sexual violence in India contin- pressure after the Nirbhaya gang stalking only when it results in a involve some form of bodily harm dia would have acted. The reality is
After reports emerged that North Korea has developed ues to be centred on rape. Given rape in Delhi in 2012 to compel the fear of violence or serious alarm or does not only inform societal atti- that while rape is a heinous crime,
the involvement of high-profile in- government to recognise the var- distress in the mind of the victim. tudes but also the law. The fact that it is not the only form of sexual viol-
a miniaturised nuclear warhead that can fit inside its
dividuals in this incident, an often- ied dimensions of sexual violence In view of this, it has been argued it took a heinous incident of rape ence women in India face. So-
missiles, Mr. Trump said that the country would be met trivialised form of violence against against women. Apart from ex- that subsection 2 has the potential for stalking, eve-teasing and called minor sexual offences
with fire and fury of the sort the world had never seen women has suddenly taken centre- panding the scope of rape and pen- to be used arbitrarily. Further, voyeurism to be recognised as of- such as stalking, voyeurism and
if it continued to threaten the U.S. If Mr. Trumps tough stage. alising voyeurism and eve-teasing, there are three exceptions to the fences demonstrates the myopic eve-teasing in effect deprive us of
talk, which he repeated again in the following days with the 2013 Amendment also defined offence if the conduct was: (i) pur- lens through which sexual violence our fundamental right to occupy
even a reference to Americas nuclear weapons, was in- As a legal offence and recognised stalking as a stan- sued for prevention or detection of against women is viewed in India. public space without fear. The
tended to deter Pyongyang from escalating the situ- Before the 2013 amendment came dalone offence. Section 354-D of crime by a person authorised to do One can also argue that these of- Chandigarh incident gives us an
in, the law was ill-equipped to deal the IPC makes both physical and so, ii) pursued under any law or iii) fences would have never been in- opportunity to broaden our narrat-
ation, it was an instant failure. The North issued a spe- with the offence of stalking. The electronic stalking an offence. reasonable and justified in the cir- troduced in the law had the gov- ive on sexual violence and its
cific threat, saying it was considering a plan to fire closest it came to being addressed Here, under subsection 1, the in- cumstances. While exception iii ernment not come under pressure about time we start recognising the
missiles towards Guam, the American territory in the was Section 509 of the Indian tention of the perpetrator is irrel- can to a certain extent counter the from the public. Interestingly, the multitudes of infractions as a part
Pacific. It is appalling that theres no substantial effort to Penal Code (IPC): Word, gesture evant as long as the woman in open-endedness of subsection 2, it introduction of stalking as an of- of it.
defuse tensions even as two nuclear powers are steadily or act intended to insult the mod- question has clearly expressed is in itself vague and can prove to fence was met with deep resistance
escalating threats against each other. Though the State esty of a woman. The provision her disinterest. Subsection 2 be an escape clause given that from some parliamentarians. Namrata Mukherjee is Research Fellow,
was inadequate in tackling the criminalises the monitoring of a stalking is culturally normalised. Some argued that it could be mis- Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, New Delhi
Department has tried to play down Mr. Trumps re-
marks and countries like Russia, China and Germany
have counselled calm, its not clear whether there are LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters emailed to must carry the full postal address and the full name or the name with initials.
any efforts from either side to reach out to the other dip-
lomatically. More worryingly, the U.S. and South Korea Gorakhpur tragedy The news is a great type, including electricity in Uttar Pradesh. unsuspecting families under must shift to flood
are going ahead with massive sea, air and land exercises It is heart-wrenching that a tragedy and is on a par with and water for non-payment Janga Bahadur Sunuwar, duress become prone to the governance.
mere non-payment of dues the case of faulty surgical of dues, as it affects Bagrakote, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal ploys of the traffickers who
later this month. Himangka Kaushik,
for the supply of the oxygen sterilisation procedures in treatment. Grievances of promise them jobs. Women Guwahati, Assam
This is a dangerous spiral. Even a limited strike by the
U.S. to diminish North Koreas missile capabilities, as has cost the lives of several Chhattisgarh that resulted such a nature must be Assams annual sorrow and children too are a part
children in Gorakhpur in a number of women tackled at the official level. Floods in Assam are a of this. Assam has also seen In cross hairs
advised by some strategists in Washington, could in-
(Gorakhpur hospital losing their lives. The only J.P. Reddy, recurring natural substantial migration of By banning a tribal writers
stantly turn into a full-scale war if Kim Jong-un, North ignored warnings on oxygen silver lining in the Nalgonda, Telangana phenomenon. The able-bodied youth hailing collection of short stories
Koreas volatile leader, sees it as a threat to his regime. supply, Aug. 13). The Gorakhpur episode is that Brahmaputra eats into the from flood-prone districts of and serving a notice to him,
North Korea has installed thousands of pieces of artil- hospital authorities have the hospital employees who It is shocking that so many cultivable land as it erodes the State to other parts of the Jharkhand government
lery along the demilitarised zone which can rain down behaved in an irresponsible are normally portrayed as children have died due to more land every time it the country in search of has resorted to the age-old
fire on South Korea in minutes. In the same way, if Mr. and negligent manner. irresponsible and lethargic asphyxia. This heart- floods the plains. Lakhs of petty jobs. Erosion and tactics of how tyrants of
Kim continues to ignore the threats from Washington While the general complaint had dutifully warned the rending incident has only people are displaced and sedimentation of cultivable yore used to harass those
was that the deaths were hospital authorities in laid bare the poor thousands are rendered land and the lack of literateurs they intensely
and goes ahead with an attack on Guam, it could
due to the non-supply of advance of falling levels of infrastructure of homeless. The government encouragement to take up disliked (Writer asked to
prompt Mr. Trump, who is equally unpredictable when oxygen, the statements of oxygen. government hospitals and has always held a traditional agriculture have resulted in explain his actions, August
it comes to decision-making, to pick an option his pre- the Chief Minister of Uttar A. Jainulabdeen, the apathy of the State response to the problem such migratory tendencies. 13).
decessors avoided because of the risks involved. Mr. Pradesh and the Union Chennai government towards the with a focus on short-term Development activities take The State government must
Trumps predecessors have some responsibility for the Minister of State for Health poor. The Yogi Adityanath measures such as relief and a hit too. As a result, several understand that poets and
crisis the world is facing today. They resorted to sanc- that the deaths were not Without understanding government cannot shy damage assessment rather projects have been delayed writers, being close to the
tions and war games in the region to weaken and intim- due to the interruption of what the real cause is and away from its responsibility than preventive and for years, paving the way for common people, highlight
oxygen supply are unless backed by solid data, by laying the blame on poor innovative measures to help malpractices. Although rich their everyday problems
idate North Korea even after the futility of such meth- contradictory and one should not be quick to hygiene and Japanese tackle the problem in the in natural resources and through their works.
ods became clear. Sanctions work only in a country confusing. The government shift the blame. However encephalitis. long run. fertile plains, Assam has Instead of choosing to target
where the rulers are responsive to their people through and the hospital authorities the hospital authorities The government needs to The governments inability failed to meet its potential Hansda Sowvendra
some political process, not in a totalitarian regime have the moral obligation to should keep all essential admit the deplorable to find lasting solution to and develop its human Shekhar, the State
whose primary goal is its own survival. If Mr. Trump spell out correctly the supplies in perfect order condition of government the flood problem has resources thanks to government must make
continues to tread the same track, it could also push the reasons for the deaths. . It is and carry out their job with hospitals and order a fair affected the State socially distorted and myopic sure that tribals, who are
tragic that the poor bear the sincerity and dedication. probe. and economically. Youth governance. When will the exploited a great deal, reap
world into a major conflict, putting the lives of millions
brunt almost every time Another important issue is It is sad that we continue to migration and human government rethink the the benefits of its welfare
on the line. Its time for Mr. Trump to change course and (Hospital with a high that hospitals, whether be felled by various trafficking are two sad paradigm of development schemes.
take the road less travelled, but the only promising patronage of the poor, government or private, preventable diseases that realities and a fallout of the and focus more on creating Samiul Hassan Quadri,
route currently available: direct negotiations with August 13) should not be made to have vaccines. We also need annual floods. Having lost conditions that enable the Bikaner, Rajasthan

Pyongyang. D. Sethuraman, experience disruptions in to probe why Japanese their houses and cultivable optimal use of peoples more letters online:
Chennai essential supplies of any encephalitis is still prevalent land, poor and resources? Flood protection




Beauty and the regulatory beast FROM THE READERS EDITOR

Data from gene trials should be open to the wider public for greater transparency and abundant caution Journalists and social media
ahead and apparently invented their
own language.
Technology platforms must ensure that they are safe spaces
As these tech titans fight it out,
one shudders at the prospect of a depths to which public discourse is plunging
fearsome future, where AI robots be- by the day in cyberspace. I would like them
gin to edit our babies! Given these to ponder the Supreme Court ruling quash-
concerns, the line between the per- ing Section 66A of the Information Techno-
Shamnad Basheer missive and the prohibited will al- logy Act a couple of years ago before suggest-
ways remain contested. However, we ing any form of restrictive and limiting
India is known for its designs and de- could begin by establishing certain mechanism. Section 66A contained provi-
signers, one more colourful than the baseline principles. First, one might
A.S. Panneerselvan
sions that led to the arrests of many people
other. But more importantly, we are insist on a more rigorous regulatory for posting content deemed to be allegedly
known for our babies, rapidly prolif- standard (safety/efficacy data, etc.) As independent India turns 70, there were objectionable on the Internet. Justices J.
erating even as our population for interventions that cuddle close to some suggestions to the office of the Read- Chelameswar and Rohinton F. Narimans 112-
threatens to overtake China. What if the cosmetic. And a less onerous ers Editor, which if implemented would be- page verdict drew critical distinctions
the two came together? I speak of de- one for critical life-saving therapies. come censorship and infringement of free between discussion, advocacy and incite-
signer babies, the new threat on the Second, and more importantly, all speech. The immediate provocation for ment. They held that a law curtailing speech
horizon. And yet, how real is this? data relating to safety and efficacy of these suggestions was the formal statement or expression can be made only when such
And what should we do to regulate these new technologies ought to be by the Network of Women in Media, India utterances inexorably lead to or tend to
this threat? put out in the public domain. This is (NWMI) that condemned the online abuse cause public disorder or tend to affect the
First off, designing babies is not where most governments get it heaped on the Bengaluru-based journalist, sovereignty and integrity of India.
anything thats new for India. In- *
GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCK wrong cosying up to big corporate Dhanya Rajendran. The network demanded
deed, if a recent pronouncement by behemoths who argue that this trial a safe online space for women.
the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh now is: if we can edit out medically Keynes famously noted, were all data is a trade secret, a valuable in- Earlier, the journalist had tweeted that
health wing is anything to go by, we problematic gene sequences, can we dead anyway! tellectual property of sorts! This ar- she walked out of the film, Jab Harry Met Se-
have a medley of mantras to ensure also alter genes to make us look more Clearly, the line must be drawn gument was recently endorsed by jal, midway and that a film she had walked
that our babies are born tall, fair attractive? Smarter? Stronger? somewhere. Perhaps, much like the Indian regulator before the Chief out of before was Sura, a Tamil film starring


and smart an uttam santati Fairer? In other words, can we beau- judge made common law, one could Information Commissioner (CIC) in Vijay. This led to an avalanche of sexist ab-
(ideal progeny) of sorts! tify the babies of tomorrow? It is this adopt an incremental case-by-case the context of clinical trials for GM uses, including threats of rape, from a sec-
scary spectre of a new age eugenics approach. For, evolving a precise mustard. Fortunately, the CIC ruled tion of self-styled fans of the actor on Twit-
Threat of designer babies that forms the starting point for this principle that will account for all pos- that the wider public interest ter. The NWMI statement read: The Twitter
Indeed, even as the narrative of piece. sible cases in future is a quixotic feat, trumped any potential IP interest in accounts of those who had issued rape and
modern science gets suffused with to say the least. Unfortunately, insist- the trial data. death threats have not been suspended. The
an alternative epistemological wis- Safety, efficacy of techniques ing on foolproof safety data at the Data may be the new oil. However, lack of prompt response from Twitter is of The suggestion to curb an individual
dom of the past, it becomes difficult Given that the line between cure budding stages of a breakthrough unlike oil, which often requires the deep concern, given that misogynist trolling, journalists engagement on social media is a
to separate the wheat (of wisdom) and cosmetics is a fast blurring technology might bury it altogether. incentive of exclusivity (a prospect- sexist and sexual abuse and outright threats minefield as it conflates too many roles and
from the chaff (of conjecture). But one, one has to first acknowledge a Indeed, even within the realm of ing license) to trigger heavy-duty in- create an atmosphere of intimidation that responsibilities. It fails to delineate the rules
well leave that for another day. rather nebulous slippery slope here. standard drugs (based on chemical vestments, one cannot afford any ex- forces many women to self-censor or even that govern the flow of information in main-
Within the realm of modern science, Assuming, however, that one could molecules), the most voluminous of clusivity for health data. It is far too quit the platform altogether. stream media, where multi-tiered gatekeep-
we now have the impending threat of make this distinction, the solution safety data still does not ensure that valuable to be tucked away in the Instead of outrightly condemning this ap- ing processes generate the cooling period
designer babies, stemming from a re- appears seemingly easy: prevent the the drug is safe; there are plenty of secret IP cabins of corporate con- palling behaviour, there were some who sug- between an idea that captures an individu-
volutionary technique entailing the purely cosmetic in baby design, instances of adverse effects reported glomerates. For, even the best of reg- gested that journalists stop using social me- als imagination and being put out in the
editing of our genes by bacterial DNA while paving the way for life-saving well after the drug has been cleared. ulators can never really spot all the dia platforms they have their own outlets public sphere. There is an element of pause
scissors called CRISPR (clustered reg- medical interventions. But is the sci- If we are to wait for the perfect safety bugs in the bountiful data that is after all. They wanted media organisations to and act, which is also subject to the scrutiny
ularly interspaced short palindromic ence so certain that we can rest easy, data, that wait may well be forever. piled up before them. develop a code that defined journalists en- of at least three more pairs of eyes. However,
repeats). The gene editing technique without worrying about the side We need to therefore encourage gagement on social media. The defining ele- social media posts are often impulsive and
using such DNA scissors is titled effects? Innovation and ethics more transparency and openness; ment of this code, according to this section, impressionistic. There are no gatekeeping
CRIPSR/Cas9 and was the subject And this is where the regulatory One must therefore balance out the and open up this trial data to the would be to bring any posting by individual processes that aid a sense of responsibility.
of an intense patent battle between beast steps in. For we need to ask: innovation imperative with that of wider public, and to scientists and journalists on platforms, including their own A journalist is also a citizen who enjoys
the University of California, Berkeley how do we establish the safety and ethics. Unfortunately, for way too doctors. That way, even if our regu- news platforms, under the purview of editor- the rights guaranteed by our Constitution.
and MIT/Broad Institute. The verdict efficacy of these techniques? Most long, these two domains have oper- lators dont get it right, well at least ial oversight. They expect the Readers Ed- Freedom of expression is an inalienable
was somewhat Solomonic, splitting drug regulatory regimes insist that ated in largely different silos, and the have the prospect of someone some- itor to examine every social media post by right, and expressing an opinion about a
the patent pie between these two drug makers submit clinical trial data twain seem to have hardly ever met. where spotting a glitch. That professional journalists and check whether it film, or a policy, or a politician on a forum
rivals. to establish that their drugs are safe But now, with some of the leading someone could well be you and I has the potential to generate troll-backlash. that calls itself social media is a natural ex-
Since its evolution, CRISPR/Cas9 and effective. Gene therapies and the tech evangelists expressing their eth- the aam aadmi so to speak. In an earlier instance, one caller wanted me tension of that inalienable right. It is another
has been tested across an array of do- defect-free babies that flow forth ical concerns in public, its kosher to In the end, only a democratic reg- to take up the case of an offensive posting by issue that anonymity in these platforms gen-
mains, such as human health (gene- ought to be subject to a similar regu- cross over. Indeed, the fight today is ulatory enterprise premised on a third-party on the Facebook page of a staff erates space for hate that is capricious, un-
based therapy) and agro biotech latory standard. more about which of these threats openness and public participation of this newspaper. reasonable, absurd, and chilling. The focus
(pest-resistant crops). In fact, trials However, the question is: how rate higher on the Frankenstein in- can ensure that we rein in the should be on the role of powerful technology
for gene-based therapies are already long must these trials last? Genetic dex: Artificial Intelligence (AI) or dangers of designer babies and the Freedom of expression platforms to create a space that eschews
under way, with scientists success- changes and alterations take years to gene editing? Elon Musk trumps in like. Lest a utopian future become a I am stupefied by these suggestions. The fo- hate, misogyny, and bigotry. It cannot be on
fully editing out genetic mutations manifest and side effects perhaps favour of the former, while India- dystopian nightmare. cus was not on the abnormal behaviour of individual journalists who post an opinion
that code for disorders such as hy- even more so. Do we put all these po- born tech maverick Vinod Khosla some on social media. There was not a word on these platforms. However, journalists can
pertrophic cardiomyopathy (a func- tentially life-saving medical advances plonks in favour of the latter. As for Shamnad Basheer is the Honorary Research on the impunity with which trolls operate. set standards by exhibiting the best practices
tional impairment of the heart) and on hold till then? Or do we tinker on, the zesty Mark Zuckerberg, even as Chair Professor of IP Law at Nirma The troubling part was that these sugges- of public discourse in social media.
retinitis pigmentosa (a degenerative not bothering ourselves with the fate he took umbrage at Mr. Musks cau- University and a member of the National tions came from otherwise reasonable
disorder of the eye). The question of the future? For in the long run, as tionary call on AI, his own bots went Ethics Committee at ICMR
people who were disturbed by the new


A full antibiotics course FIFTY YEARS AGO AUGUST 14, 1967

Naga rebels want peace talks

There is no evidence that a shorter course The Naga underground Federal Government has sent a tele-
will guarantee cure of the infection gram to the Union Government suggesting that the next peace
talks with the Government should be held in New Delhi before
R. PRASAD the end of this month, a spokesman of the underground Nagas
announced in Kohima to-day [August 13]. No reply to the com-
A single analysis piece published in munication has been received from the Union Government so
the The BMJ journal has done more far, the spokesman said. The present cease-fire agreement

harm than good to antibiotics stew- between the underground and the government expires on Au-
ardship. Though the article makes a gust 31. Two prominent underground Naga leaders Thinu
strong case for carrying out research Seilie, and Muivah, have gone to Europe on, what sources
in shorter antibiotic courses, it is very close to the underground describe, as a political mission.
misleading. The headline, The antibiotic course has had its
day ( July 26), seems to suggest that completing the antibiotic
course is no longer necessary. Worse, the authors say that pa- A HUNDRED YEARS AGO AUGUST 14, 1917
tients who are not admitted in hospitals might be best ad-
vised to stop treatment when they feel better. An educational exception.
The medias coverage of this too was unquestioning. An art-
icle in The Guardian, Rule that patients must finish antibiotics An educational exhibition organised under the supervision of
course is wrong, study says, read: Experts suggest patients Mr. W.C. Douglas, Inspector of Schools of this Circle, was
should stop taking the drugs when they feel better rather than CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
completing their prescription. It was shared 25,000 times. Collector of Tanjore in the presence of a large gathering [at
CONCEPTUAL SHELF HELP Papanasam]. The exhibition was held in the Government
The WHOs advice Training School in the Sivaganga Garden, the show divided
The bone of contention is the WHOs advice to patients to al-
ways complete the full prescription, even if you feel better, be- rationality Exploring Bhutan into sections arranged under different groups. In welcoming
the teachers and visitors to witness the show, Mr. Douglas said:
cause stopping treatment early promotes the growth of drug- The present was the third exhibition of the kind. The last one
resistant bacteria. According to the authors of The BMJ art-
Economics Its a mystery why so little has been written about it was held in 1910, the year of Halleys Comet. And he was grate-
icle, this advice is not evidence-based and is incorrect. ful to say that, though seven years had passed since, they had
This is a theory of eco- Suhasini Haidar Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli the late husband of Aung
The WHO statement is oversimplified and partially incor- not to wait for the appearance of another comet at another
nomic behaviour which and The Living Road by San Suu Kyi. In 1964,
rect. Stopping antibiotics early will not promote resistance in long interval, for the holding of their exhibition (laughter).
states that human beings With the Doklam stand-off Ajit Harisinghani. Bhutan faced one of its
the case of common bacterial infections though stopping them make decisions on the entering a third month, When it comes to the biggest crises, when its
halfway when the patient feels better may not guarantee cure, basis of limited informa- the spotlight remains on a politics of Bhutan, most Prime Minister Jigme Dorji
says Dr. Abdul Ghafur, Consultant in Infectious Diseases at tion and constrained cog- country that has tradition- books come wrapped in a was assassinated. A grip- CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
Apollo Hospital, Chennai, and co-ordinator of the Chennai de- nitive ability. This is in ally shied from it: Bhutan. veil of Buddhism and its ping account of what fol-
claration on antibiotic resistance. The BMJ article, instead of contrast to the typical as- How does a nation de- deep impact on Bhutan, lowed, including Indian DATA POINT
clarifying this confusion, gives an erroneous impression that sumption in economic scribed by its leaders as or reverence for the much- diplomacy at the time, can
its safe to stop antibiotics when patients feel better. models that human beings one of the worlds smal- loved monarchy. Jigme be found in bureaucrat
It is to address this confusion that the Centres for Disease are perfectly rational and lest countries, sand- Khesar Namgyel and adviser Nari Rustom-
Control and Prevention slightly changed the WHOs advice can choose whats best for wiched between two of Wangchuck, the present jis The Dragon King in
and asked patients to take antibiotics exactly as prescribed. them at ease. The idea of the worlds biggest king, incidentally has pub- Crisis. Another explana-
It does not ask patients to decide when to stop medication. bounded rationality was powers keep its identity lished a beautiful book of tion of Bhutanese politics
As per the available evidence, patients cannot stop antibiot- proposed by American and sovereignty intact? photographs (Bhutan: and its reclusive foreign
ics when they feel better. Antibiotics misuse such as inappro- economist Herbert A. Si- And given that it does not Through the Lens of the policy can also be found
priate use (for viral infections), over medication, self-medica- mon in his 1957 book Mod- have ties with too many King), which contains es- from University of Berke-
tion, and stopping treatment midway are already leading to els of Man. Critics, on the other countries, how has says by former diplomat ley Professor Leo Rose in a
problems. Asking patients to stop medication when they feel other hand, argue that the it managed to make no en- Pavan Verma. Other mem- volume he edited in 1977
better can be dangerous, especially in the case of TB. One of economic concept of ra- emies? One of the factors bers of the royal family called The Politics of
the main reasons why drug-resistant TB strains have emerged tional decision-making may be that Bhutan has al- have also written books or Bhutan. Above all Omair
is because patients discontinue medication mid-course when does not deny the possibil- lowed very little to be had biographies written, Ahmads book is the singu-
they feel better, much like what the authors are advocating. ity of irrational economic written about it. including the former lar, most up-to-date ac-
The BMJ article has failed to clarify upfront that its suggestion is behaviour among Most books that chron- queen, Ashi Dorji count of where Bhutan
restricted to common bacterial infections. individuals. icle Bhutan since the 19th Wangmo. sees itself today. The King-
Asking patients to stop antibiotics when they feel better is a century are either However, readers who dom at the Centre of the
new concept and there is no evidence to support it in clinical travelogues or the eat, do want to delve deeper World: Journeys into
practice. There are several patients groups such as adults, chil- MORE ON
pray, love variety that into history and politics Bhutan is a must-read.
dren, the elderly, and immuno-compromised patients. We show the spiritual power could start with Karma It seems fantastical that
need data on all these groups for each indication before advoc- THE WEB
of the countrys beauty Phuntshos excellent The Bhutan has such few
ating it, Dr. Ghafur says. As the authors have argued, there is and simplicity. For ex- History of Bhutan, fol- books to explain it. Yet, as
evidence that a longer rather than shorter course of antibiotics #WITBragDay: The gender
bug in the software ample: Beyond the Sky and lowed by The Raven any traveller to the coun-
promotes bacterial resistance. Shorter courses based on evid- Earth by Jamie Zeppa, A Crown: The Origins of the try will attest, it is also the
ence are already available for certain bacterial infections. industry
Splendid Isolation by Buddhist Monarchy in reason the country re-
Whether a short/long-course, patients should not decide to Madeline Drexler, Radio Bhutan by Michael Aris, mains such an enigma.
stop taking antibiotics when they feel better, Dr. Ghafur says.






Centre will help get My faith in the system has been restored
NEET waiver: Minister The positive messages and support that I have been getting have been a real source of strength, says the Chandigarh DJ
Since this was a unique situ- year too, to avoid the confu- VIKAS VASUDEVA positive messages and sup- fight. Not just because of go out alone or at night. It is
ation, the Centre would co- sion that has prevailed this CHANDIGARH port that I have been getting. whos son he [Vikas Barala] the parents who need to un-
operate to grant exemption year, he said. Varnika Kundu, a Chandigarh-based DJ, shot into the limelight This support has been a real is. Anyone will fight hard derstand that they should
from NEET-based admis- State Health Department after she resisted midnight stalking and alleged abduction at- source of strength. Most wo- against the charges and he raise their children not as a
sions if the State govern- officials told The Hindu the tempt by Vikas Barala, son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash men who messaged me will do everything in his boy or a girl, but as
ment brought an ordinance request for exemption was Barala, and his friend last week. She tells The Hindu in an inter- shared their own story of power to save himself. I was people, treating them both
specifying that it was being made as the test was a chal- view that the probe in the case is going in the right direction. Ex- harassment as well. In fact, sure from day one that it will as equals. Women should be
done for one year and for lenge to the rural students. cerpts: what I concluded from these not be easy. able to do every single thing
the benefit of rural students, The ordinance would be has been restored once messages is that this scourge that a man does without it
the Minister said. drafted in such a way that it During the probe when
reports emerged that again. is not confined to any age People from several becoming something about
However, she ruled out does not hit the concept of group. Whether the woman quarters have come to our character and without
footage from closed-
> Crime
any exemption beyond one NEET itself, an official said. Attempts are being made is young or old, the moment can happen your support. How do you having to answer uncomfort-
year and said the State In Puducherry, Union circuit television (CCTV)
cameras installed by the on social media to shame she steps out of her home anywhere and we react to that? able questions.
needs to prepare its stu- Minister of State for Ship- you by questioning why alone, she is prone to harass- need to be alert
dents to face the common ping Pon Radhakrishnan administration were
unavailable, did you feel you were out late in the ment ... which is something Several people from differ- What message would you
entrance test. said the exemption granted night. How do you react to that really worries me. friends and people to know ent walks of life participated like to share?
Meanwhile, Mr. Vijaya to Tamil Nadu from NEET the police was working
under pressure? that? such things can happen to in the Bekhauf Aazaadi
Baskar said the Central gov- was due to the relentless ef- Your decision to narrate anyone. Chandigarh is con- march in Chandigarh on Fri- It is important for women
ernment had held consulta- forts of the State Govern- Honestly, I wasnt paying Those involved in sham- your ordeal on Facebook sidered a relatively safe city. day night to draw public at- to realise their power... to
tions to rule out legal ment. He claimed that for too much attention to the re- ing havent stopped yet, but is being seen by many as a But crime can happen any- tention to violence against stand up to patriarchy, binar-
wrangles in the event of the last 20 days or so, he ports. I was trusting the au- I am not worried. Why bold step. What prompted where and we need to be women in the backdrop of ies, oppression and crimes.
Tamil Nadu getting an ex- and Ms. Sitharaman had thorities to do their job. For a should I be questioned? I you to do that? alert. the stalking episode. If they stop giving such men
emption from NEET. The persisted with the Centre in moment though, my faith was out there minding my I strongly believe that its the power to make us afraid,
State government would of- ensuring an exemption of was shaken a little bit. My own business. Instead, the Chandigarh is a small city Did you believe at any high time women stood up then eventually they will
fer a solution for the next Tamil Nadu from NEET. family and I were a little people who are actually mak- where you will find a familiar point that the accused and reclaimed their public stop messing with us. If we
sceptical. But now I think the ing it unsafe [for women] face every little distance and could get away using his space. let fear take over, then the

14 JD(U) State units investigation is on track and

heading in the right direc-
tion. My faith in the system
should be questioned. Since
the stalking episode, I have
only been focussing on the
if something like that could
happen here, it can happen
anywhere. I wanted my
familys influence?
I knew it will be a tough
Most women in the coun-
try are conditioned to live in
the belief that it is unsafe to
men who think they can get
away with such crimes con-
tinue to win.
support Sharad
The Janata Parivar, a refer-
ence to various parties with
socialist ethos, has a history
claims of having the real JD
(U) with him, saying that it is
RJD workers and supporters
West Bengals decision Hizb militants killed in J&K
of mergers and splits.
Mr. Yadav enjoys little
who have greeted him dur-
ing his tour in Bihar while its
unfortunate: Javadekar Jawan from T.N. among two soldiers martyred in 16-hour gunfight in Shopian
support from the partys workers have kept away.
MPs, who are overwhelm-
ingly from Bihar, but be-
During his visit to the na-
tional capital on Friday, Mr.
Dispute over school I-Day celebration Peerzada Ashiq of Maharashtra later suc-
Srinagar cumbed to injuries.
lieves that he can make a Kumar had virtually shut Vikas Pathak Three militants, including Violent clashes broke out
fight of his claim over the the door on any reconcili- NEW DELHI the Hizbul Mujahideens op- during the encounter with
party and cause a split. ation with Mr. Yadav, saying Minister for Human Re- erational commander, and security forces using pellet
The original Janata Dal he was free to take any de- source Development two soldiers were killed in a guns to disperse protesters
had seen several such splits cision as the alliance with Prakash Javadekar said on 16-hour gunfight in south leaving over 11 injured.
in the past. Two Rajya Sabha the BJP had the entire Sunday that the West Bengal Kashmirs Shopian on A resident of Budgam,
members, Ali Anwar Ansari partys nod. He (Yadav) is governments decision not Sunday. In two other milit- Itoo took over the reins of
and M.P. Veerendra Kumar, free to take his decision. As to follow the Centres plan ancy-related incidents, a ci- the Hizb after Zakir Musa left
are seen to be with Mr. Ya- far as the party is con- for celebrating Independ- vilian was killed and three the group earlier this year.
dav in his fight against Mr. cerned, it has already taken ence Day in schools was security personnel were Itoo, who joined the milit-
Kumar. The JD(U) has re- its decision. The decision unfortunate. injured. ants in 1996 as a battalion
moved Mr. Yadav as the was not mine alone and it The Minister was announ- Prakash Javadekar Hizb commander commander, was arrested
leader of its parliamentary was taken with the consent cing the Centres plan of ac- Muhammad Yasin Itoo alias in 2007.
party in the Rajya Sabha. It of the party, Mr Kumar had tion for the celebrations in tunate. I am sure wisdom Mehmood Ghaznawi was
has also made light of his told reporters. schools and colleges across will prevail [on the State killed along with his two as- Ceasefire violation
India. It included a painting government]. sociates, Irfan-ul-Haq and Three soldiers were injured

T-shirt, not jainsem, competition for Classes 6 to

10, a quiz for Classes 11th and
12th and a discussion on New
Mr. Javadekar said stu-
dents were being encour-
aged to visit memorials of
Umar Majeed Mir, in Shopi-
ans Awneera village in the
16-hour encounter that
Ceaseless battle: Jawans take positions during an encounter
in Shopian district in Kashmir on Sunday. NISSAR AHMAD *
on Sunday afternoon in
Baramullas Uri Sector fol-
lowing ceasefire violations
was inappropriate India for college students.
Unfortunately, the West
freedom fighters or homes
of soldiers who had fought
began on Saturday evening.
Its a great success, said
Rashtriya Rifles, CRPFs 14
and 177 Battalion at Awneera
ants fanned out and opened
fire at the security forces.
by Pakistan.
The soldiers were injured
Bengal government is not to protect Indias freedom Director General of Police village, south of Srinagar. Around seven militants man- when Pakistani troops tar-
The club told the committee gised to the host Ms. Goyal. participating. It said that it after 1947 and resolve to (DGP), J&K, S.P. Vaid. It seems the meeting was aged to escape in the first ex- geted the posts of the 20
that at no point did any staff It has suggested that the has been decided by the fight terrorism, corruption, about drafting subversive change of fire. Several Sikh regiment, along the
member ask the group to staff and management school education depart- casteism, communalism, Team traps ultras activities ahead of the Inde- houses were damaged in the Line of Control (LOC), in the
leave. This version was cor- should undergo a sensitisa- ment that Independence dirt and poverty. Itoo was in Shopian on Sat- pendence Day. Last year, operation. Baaz area around 4 p.m.
roborated by Ms. Goyal who tion course. Day 2017 will not be celeb- These pledges are a sec- urday evening along with Itoo was seen addressing a Five soldiers, including an The injured jawans Se-
told the committee that she Justice Mudgal noted that rated in this manner, Mr. ular, national agenda. It is around 10 other militants, pro-Pakistan rally on August officer, were injured in the poy Balvinder Singh, Sepoy
decided to leave to avoid some serious introspec- Javadekar said. I dont not a political party agenda. belonging to the Hizb and 14 in south Kashmir, said a initial fire. Two injured sol- Kulwinder Singh and Sepoy
any further unpleasant- tion is needed about the want to engage with a State It is also a voluntary call and the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), police official. diers, identified as sepoy Ila- Gurujan Singh were airlif-
ness. prevailing attitudes within through the media. But one it is not compulsory, he when they were trapped by a As security forces cor- yaraja of Tamil Nadu, and se- ted to the military hospital in
The sequence of events in the management and the thing is sure ... this is unfor- said. joint team of the Armys 03 doned off the area, the milit- poy Gawai Sumedh Waman Badamibagh in Srinagar.
the report is at odds with staff towards domestic em-
the media interviews by Ms. ployees.
Lyngdoh and her employer. Dr. Sondhi, who is
Both insisted that Ms. Lyng-
doh was asked to leave be-
cause the dress she was
abroad, e-mailed her re-
sponse to The Hindu:
When we asked the staff
India doesnt want to ISRO chief Nair met India, China to join
wearing, jainsem, was a
maids uniform and racial
how they came to the con-
clusion that Ms. Lyngdoh
help: Baloch activist Antrix CEO twice Indian Ocean exercise
abuses were hurled at her. was a maid, they told us that ital of just 1 lakh.
The incident arose not she looked like a Nepali No support after PMs last year speech Special Correspondent
New Delhi Devas Multimedia is being Maiden drill to be chaired by Dhaka
because of Ms. Lyngdohs and also because of the way Former ISRO chairman G. treated by the CBI as a shell
dress but the fact that a per- she was dressed (her jain- Kallol Bhattacherjee that India has not moved on Madhavan Nair had met al- company. It had received in- Dinakar Peri Japan, presently observers,
son whom the staff per- sem). The committee does NEW DELHI the request to grant asylum leged U.S.-based mastermind vestments to the tune of NEW DELHI in addition to member
ceived as domestic maid not cover these vital as- A year after Prime Minister to the exiled leader of the in the Antrix-Devas deal $130 million from four com- Despite growing tensions states like India, France,
was seated in members pects. Ms. Lyngdoh did not Narendra Modi had men- Bugti tribes of Balochistan, Ramachandra Vishwanathan panies, three based in Mauri- with China, official sources Iran and the U.K.
only area. wear a label that said she tioned Balochistan in his In- Brahumdagh Bugti. twice before the agreement tius and one in Singapore. said the Indian Navy would In addition, Bangladesh is
The committee found was a maid. dependence Day speech, a The India government is got the final government ap- The agency has identified join the Peoples Liberation also scheduling an ex-
that it was inappropriate She said the reason she senior Baloch activist has not ready to practically help proval, the CBI said. the investors as Columbia Army (PLA) Navy in a traordinary conclave of
and insulting for the staff of did not depose before the said that there is disap- us, he added. The CBI already has sanc- Capital Devas Mauritius Lim- maiden maritime search Chiefs, a meeting of chiefs
the Delhi Gold Club to have committee or file a com- pointment over the lack of tion for the prosecution of ited, Telecom Devas Mauri- and rescue exercise to be of Navy before it hands over
directly gone to the table plaint with the club was be- Indian support. Asylum issues Mr. Nair, apart from former tius Limited, Devas Employ- chaired by Bangladesh at the Chair to Iran next year,
and told the member within cause both she and Ms. Lyn- Speaking to The Hindu, a However, despite being dis- ISRO director A. Bhaskar ees Mauritius Private Limited the Indian Ocean Naval the source added.
audible range of the guests gdoh believed that it was representative of the Baloch appointed, Azizullah Bugti Narayana Rao and former and Deutsche Telekom Asia Symposium (IONS) in Under the charter of busi-
that the lady was not al- not the right forum. Republican Party (BRP) pointed out that there has Antrix executive director Ltd, Singapore. November this year. ness adopted in 2014, the
lowed in the club as she was On the charge that her based in Europe said that been one positive outcome K.R. Sridhara Murthi. Seeking information on Bangladesh, the current grouping has working
a domestic employee (as behaviour was inappropri- India has not responded to after Mr. Modi spoke of Ba- The agency alleges that the relevant financial trans- Chair, is scheduling a groups on Humanitarian As-
they assumed her to be), ate, Dr. Sondhi said that she asylum requests from the lochistan as it increased the former ISRO chief met actions, the CBI has sent ju- maiden International Mari- sistance and Disaster Relief
the report notes. was rightfully angry at the leaders or activists of the awareness of the challenges Mr. Vishwanathan, the Devas dicial requests to Mauritius, time Search and Rescue Ex- (HADR), Information Secur-
While, absolving the club humiliation meted out to Baloch movement. in Balochistan under CEO, in Bengaluru and at Singapore, France and the ercise (IMMSAREX) in ity and Interoperability
staff of fault other than not Ms. Lyngdoh. I feel very There has not been any Pakistani rule. He said issues Vancouver in the U.S. in U.S. It is alleged that Mr. November in the Bay of (IS&I) and anti-piracy now
being discreet, the com- strongly that every human formal communication with like asylum for activists and 2004. Incidentally, the Vishwanathan had diverted Bengal to be attended by renamed as maritime
mittee has recommended being has the right to dig- the Baloch leadership from their families and educa- Bengaluru-based Devas Mul- $28 million from Devas Mul- ships and aircraft of the security.
that the club issue an apo- nity and not to face discrim- the Indian authorities, said tional requirements have not timedia was incorporated in timedia to its fully owned members and observers of India has considerably ex-
logy to Ms. Lyngdoh. ination of any kind, she Azizullah Bugti, explaining been addressed by India. December 2004 with a cap- U.S.-based subsidiary. the IONS, an official source panded its engagement with
The club has only apolo- added. said. countries to further its own
India out of The IONS is a regional interests as well as to check

Guilty will not be End shutdown, Rajnath Russia tank

forum of Indian Ocean lit-
toral states, represented by
their Navy chiefs, launched
the rapid expansion of
Chinese naval forays in the
Indian Ocean. Other coun-

spared: U.P. CM urges GJM delegation competition by India in February 2008.

It presently has 23 members
and nine observers.
tries in the region are also
engaged in rapid expansion
of their military capabilities.
Parents of the young chil- Sumit (4) in his arms, Bhi- Special Correspondent The working groups con-
dren who died said they kari Yadav from Bhatni (270 New Delhi Conclave of chiefs ferences are held annually
were worried that the km from Gorakhpur) said he Minister appeals to Mamata to initiate dialogue In a setback to the Indian The exercise comes at a and India had chaired the
reason for the deaths may had admitted him eight days Armys tank fleet, the team time of intensifying compet- one on HADR in May this
never be known, as the ago. When he died, authorit- Sandeep Phukan Bengal Chief Minister which was competing in ition among regional navies year and Pakistan had
Devesh Pandey Mamata Banerjee to initiate the global tank competi- for dominance in the Indian chaired the meeting on IS&I
post-mortem had not been ies just handed over the New Delhi
done in several cases. Hold- body without telling him the dialogue with the GJM and tion in Russia has crashed Ocean navies of China and in July.
ing the body of his son exact cause of death. Home Minister Rajnath other stakeholders. out of race after the T-90
Singh on Sunday asked the tanks broke down due to a
Gorkha Janamukti Morcha Teams demands technical snag.

Geelani in hospital (GJM) to end the 62-day long

shutdown in Darjeeling and
the 23-day hunger strike of
The delegation submitted a
memorandum of their de-
mands to the Home Minister.
The Indian team was
among the top in an earlier
round of the competition
Press Trust of India spokesman said.
12 GJM members . The Minis- The GJM has called for and was expected to take
He said Mr. Geelani has ter also said the move would an indefinite strike in the the lead in the later
Hardline Kashmiri separatist been admitted at the hos- help create an atmosphere Darjeeling hills from June 12 rounds. According to offi-
leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani pital and is under observa- for finding a solution to the Rajnath Singh demanding a separate State cial sources, the two T-90
was hospitalised here on tion. He added, there is current crisis. of Gorkhaland. I am con- tanks developed mechan-
Sunday due to ill health. nothing serious as far as Members of the GJM met According to sources, Mr. cerned about the develop- ical problems and were dis-
The Hurriyat Conference the Hurriyat hawks health the Home Minister on Singh told the delegation ments in Darjeeling and the qualified from the competi-
chairman was shifted to is concerned. The octogen- Sunday and reiterated that that the Centre would inter- loss of valuable lives and suf- tion. India is competing
SKIMS hospital after he arian leader has been under their demand for a separate vene only after the GJM ex- ferings of people over the with 18 other countries, in-
complained of abdominal house arrest in his uptown State of Gorkhaland. Darjeel- hausts all other options. past 60 days, which pains cluding China, in the Tank
cramps, dehydration and Hyderpora residence here ing MP S.S. Ahluwalia was Following the meeting, me immensely, said Mr. Biathlon which began on
weakness, a Hurriyat for over an year. present at the meeting. Mr. Singh appealed to West Singh. July 29.



Ahead of Yogis visit, Gorakhpur hospital gets a makeover

Doctors, nurses appear extra attentive; dark corners have been lit up; the stale smell filling the air has vanished and an army of stray dogs has been chased away

Congress calls deaths

Amarnath Tewary
In 24 hours the Baba Raghav
Das Medical College hospital
at Gorakhpur underwent a
makeover, ahead of the visit
of Chief Minister Yogi
of children murder
Adityanath, along with
Union Health Minister J.P. Says CM should immediately tender his resignation
Police personnel deployed Special Correspondent said that deaths were not
inside the sprawling campus NEW DELHI due to shortage of oxygen.
of the hospital on Saturday Terming the deaths of a Then why a probe?
were stationed even inside large number of children in
the wards on Sunday to regu- the Gorakhpur hospital in Gross negligence
late relatives of patients and the past few days murder, The CPI(M) Polit Bureau on
visitors. Uttar Pradesh Congress its part issued a statement,
Committee chief Raj Babbar condemning the gross neg-
Spruced-up corridors demanded Chief Minister ligence of the U.P. govern-
The narrow corridor con- Yogi Adityanath's resigna- ment and demanding a judi-
necting the 100-bed en- tion on Sunday. cial inquiry into the deaths.
cephalitis ward with the Seventy children were The Polit Bureau of the
canteen in the middle of the murdered in the past four CPI(M) strongly condemns
hospital was sprinkled with days (since August 10). The Raj Babbar the gross negligence of the
bleaching powder and four State government is respons- U.P. State Government and
colourful dustbins were put ible for their murder. This dra Modi who tweets on authorities of public health
in a row. At the glass door of government is a killer and I tragedies across the world that has led to the death of
the ward some young police- want to ask how many more was silent on this. 63 children so far due to the
men and women were on children will be killed, Mr. The Congress, which took shortage of oxygen supply.
their toes and not allowing Babbar told presspersons in out a protest march in This is impermissible, the
anyone to go inside. Lucknow. Meerut in western U.P., is statement said.
At one far corner of the When a Chief Minister is planning a State-wide cam- The CPI(M) Polit Bureau
corridor, Baby Kumari of unable to handle a medical paign on the issue. demands that a high-level ju-
Chauri-Chaura was in tears college in his home district, dicial enquiry be instituted
as she was not allowed to see Banner of protest: Activists staging a protest at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against the death of children at the BRD how will he run the State? Centres focus to establish the culpability,
her son Sangam Kumar in- Hospital in Gorakhpur, on Sunday. SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR
* He should immediately Who will decide it was beginning with the Chief
side the ward. On the inter- resign from his post. death or murder? The entire Minister and the State gov-
vention of The Hindu the wo- all over had been removed. ning from one bed to an- said a ward boy. grandfather of a child admit- Demanding a compensa- focus of the government is ernment, followed by strin-
man was allowed in. Even the canteen area, other and the ward boys, At one bed in the enceph- ted in the ward told The tion of 1 crore each for the on cow slaughter, singing of gent punishment of the
The tiled floors and walls where one plate of food is wearing plastic caps and alitis ward two-three nurses Hindu. victims parents, he said a Vande Matram, where the guilty.
had been washed; the available for 15 for patients rubber gloves, were busy en- were seen attending to the However, death of chil- case of murder should be flag is being hoisted on Au- Hitting out at the govern-
gurneys and trolleys to carry relatives, was in order. The suring that everything children, with doctors giving dren continued. Bhikhari Ya- lodged against those who gust 15, Mr. Babbar said. ments argument that poor
sick patients neatly arranged army of stray dogs had been looked neat and clean. CM them necessary instructions dav of Bhatni in U.P. came are guilty. ]The Chief Minister had vis- sanitation and civic condi-
in a row; the dark corners lit chased away and the milling saheb aa rahe hain, sirkuch from the prescriptions. out of the ward with the Meanwhile, the deaths of ited the hospital, but he was tions caused the deaths, the
up; the smell of urine and caretakers of the patients not bhi gad-bad hua to sidhe Where were all these amen- body of his four-year-old son children in the U.P. town not aware of the oxygen CPI(M) said this spoke
stale food filling the air had to be seen. napa jayenge (CM is coming, ities a day back? It seems Sumit Kumar in his arms. kept trending on Twitter, crisis. The CM has consti- volumes about the Swachh
vanished and plastic bags of The doctors appeared ex- sirif anything goes wrong, weve come to some big Seeing it his wife broke with many seeking to know tuted a probe committee but Bharat campaign and Mr.
patients relatives scattered tra attentive, the nurses run- dismissal will follow next), private hospital today, down. why Prime Minister Naren- the government has already Adityanaths work as MP.

CM raised caution flag

BRD College principal a
during previous visits
scapegoat: Mayawati Warned doctors that no patient should die for lack of care
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Omar Rashid
Mayawati on Sunday said BRD LUCKNOW
College principal Rajeev Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Mishra has been made a Yogi Adityanath and his Min-
scapegoat, after he was isters have claimed that offi-
suspended following the cials did not discuss the
death of 30 children at the crisis in oxygen supply dur-
hospital within a span of 48 ing his visit to the BRD Med-
hours. She also termed ical College Hospital in
irresponsible Uttar Pradesh Gorakhpur on August 9.
Health Minister Sidharth Nath While the minute details
Singhs remarks that many of his interaction with the
children die in the month of doctors there are unknown,
August every year at the during his visit Mr. Saving every breath: A child being shifted to another ward at
Gorakhpur-based hospital. PTI Adityanath inspected the Ja- BRD Medical College Hospital on Sunday. PTI *

panese encephalitis/acute
Centre for child diseases encephalitis syndrome on August 7 and 8, including wards, unveiled a 10-BED
to come up in Gorakhpur ward. five in the AES ward, prior to ICU and six-bed CCI wards.

A deadly disease explained

GORAKHPUR Mr. Adityanath had also his visit. He also inaugurated a CCU
The Union government has cautioned doctors that no The figure took a big jump ward for critical children af-
approved the setting up of a patient should die due to on August 10 when 23 chil- fected by JE and AES.
regional medical centre at a lack of medical care. He in- dren died. The government According to the govern-
cost of 85 crore in structed doctors that pa- admitted that the supply of ment, Mr. Adityanath had
Gorakhpur for in-depth tients should receive better oxygen was interrupted on also inspected the emer- Gorakhpur offers the only tertiary care centre for JE with 100 dedicated beds
research into childrens treatment and no patient the night of August 10 but gency ward, infant ward,
diseases, Health Minister J P should die due to lack of stressed that no deaths were and ICU and checked on the Vidya Krishnan eases called Acute Encephal-
Nadda said on Sunday. This medical care [upchaar ka caused due to this or during availability of medicines. itis Syndrome (AES). Doctors
institute will conduct abhaav], said the govern- the period when oxygen Mr. Adityanath later con- What is Japanese in endemic regions in U.P.
research into the infections of ment statement issued on supply was hit. ducted a review meeting Encephalitis? have found cases with sim-
children and their possible Wednesday evening. with health officials and doc- Japanese Encephalitis ( JE) is ilar symptoms but without
reasons, Mr. Nadda told Nine children died in the Inspections conducted tors from Gorakpur and a mosquito-borne viral infec- the virus, leading to some
mediapersons. PTI hospital that day, including On Wednesday, Mr. Basti divisions. Incidentally, tion of the brain. There is, debate over the cause of the
two in the AES ward. Adityanath conducted a bed- he had made another visit to however, a debate about the disease. While public health
IMA wants suspension Twenty-one children died to-bed inspection of the the hospital on July 9. origin of the disease and experts have found a differ-
of principal nullified whether it is enteroviruses ence in case definitions
NEW DELHI caused by virus found in pigs across Eastern districts of

Now, order has returned

The Indian Medical and birds. There is no cure U.P., this is something Indian
Association (IMA) on Sunday for JE. scientific community is still
demanded revocation of the trying to understand.
suspension of the principal of Why only Gorakhpur? However, specific re-
BRD medical college. In a While Gorakhpur has a con- search on this has not been
statement, it said: In Family of Gorakhpur patients grateful for Adityanaths visit siderable burden of disease, supported by the govern-
healthcare settings, it is incorrect to assume that ment so far, despite decades
especially in critical areas, all Amarnath Tewary bad, Ganga Rams grand- JE cases are clustered in of annual outbreaks. Due to
payments should be done in GORAKHPUR child was admitted in the Gorakhpur district alone. JE lack of research, U.P. govern-
time and preferably in Agricultural labourer Ganga hospital on August 10 but, epidemics are reported from ment gets their burden of
advance. Dr. Rajeev Mishra Ram was happy that Chief he says, by Gods grace, he many parts of India how- disease data from hospitals,
was suspended on Saturday Minister Yogi Adityanath vis- was not on the list of the 30 ever, it is highly endemic in essentially leaving out cases
for laxity. PTI ited the BRD Government children who died. Eastern Uttar Pradesh. that do not come into public
College and Hospital on Anjana Devi, who hails Gorakhpur is a nodal point Needing care: Medical staff attend to a child admitted in the health facilities. This results
Tomatoes, eggs hurled at Sunday as, with him came from Ballia village, and not because there are more encephalitis ward of BRD Hospital in Gorakhpur. AFP * in wrong forecasts as the
Health Ministers house everything in order. Family whose nine-month-old baby cases in the district but be- government budget for next
ALLAHABAD members of several children girl Aaradhya is admitted in cause the only tertiary care critical, at the heart of U.P.s vaccination drives is that years JE intervention. Be-
Samajwadi Party students admitted to different wards, the same ward for the past centre with 100 beds dedic- crisis is lack of infrastruc- people left out of each round cause of the lack of reliable
wing on Sunday hurled with whom the U.P. CM one week, echoes similar ated to JE is in Gorakhpur. ture, unclear data on disease of vaccination are the most data & research, UPs policy
tomatoes and eggs at the spoke, maintained, He views. Today, with the So, cases from nearby dis- burden and a lack of access disenfranchised, most likely intervention to curb JE cases
local residence of Uttar came, he saw, he asked us a coming of the CM, doctors tricts like Kushinagar and to clean water and toilets. In to take ill and least likely to has failed for decades.
Pradesh Health Minister few lines and he moved A relative carrying the body and nurses became more Deoria districts are referred March, the State government seek medical care in time.
Siddharth Nath Singh, in away with everything in of a child. AFP* active and attentivefor us, to there for treatment. launched a JE vaccination Were all those who died in
protest against the deaths of order. it is all like a Godsend, she drive in 38 districts in U.P. The Gorakhpur mystery.. BRD Hospital suffering from
children at a Gorakhpur He [the CM] asked if old grandchild Ankesh Ku- told The Hindu. The CM Why does vaccination not but it was not supplemented Over the years, there have JE?
hospital. Eggs and tomatoes there any problem, if there mar was admitted in the asked her how her child work? with access to clean water been cases in the area which No. The State government is
were hurled by some of the was a lack of oxygen, how room housing bed numbers was, she said, adding that he It is a misconception that the and sanitation. are clinically different from yet to release data of exactly
activists who were agitated our child was now, and then 25 to 38 in the 100-bed ward also asked, Oxygen mil raha JE vaccine will eradicate the The efficacy of the JE vac- one another. JE is one kind how many of the patients
over the deaths of innocent moved to the next bed, said of the hospitals encephalitis hai bacche ko? (is your child disease in a short span of cine is between 85-90%. The of encephalitis which falls were admitted for JE treat-
children, a leader said. PTI Ganga Ram, whose 1.5-year- block. Coming from Faiza- getting oxygen?). time. While vaccination is lessons learnt from polio under a spectrum of dis- ment.




White nationalist rally turns violent 49 die in Nepal
Woman dies after car hits protesters; Trump criticised for not condemning racist groups outright
floods, landslips
Varghese K. George
Around 31,000 families displaced
A White nationalist rally in Associated Press
Charlottesville, Virginia, 150
km south-west of the U.S. Landslips and flooding
Kirchner back in the fray capital, turned violent on triggered by heavy rain have
in Argentina polls Saturday, claiming the lives killed at least 49 people in
BUENOS AIRES of a 32-year-old woman and southern Nepal and left
Argentines will set up a two police officers and leav- thousands homeless, the
mid-term election standoff ing 19 people injured. The vi- police said on Sunday.
between President Mauricio olence sparked national out- The death toll was expec-
Macri and their fiery leftist rage that was aggravated by ted to go up, with around
leader Cristina Kirchner in President Donald Trumps two dozen other people
primary votes on Sunday. The response that appeared to missing and feared dead
votes will decide the qualify his condemnation of after three days of heavy A man wades through a
candidates for the October 22 the incident. downpours in at least nine flooded area in Birgunj Parsa
legislative polls. AFP The police officers died southern districts of the Hi- district on Sunday. AFP *

when their helicopter malayan country, said po-

Protests against aid crashed. lice spokesman Pushkar Rescue efforts were
agencies in Myanmar During the day, clashes Karki. Another 17 are miss- hampered by incessant rain
YANGON broke out between White na- ing. Search and rescue and roads that were washed
Hundreds of Buddhists took tionalists and those opposing works are underway but the away in many places. Traffic
to the streets in western them, with local officials de- water levels have not de- on Nepals main East-West
Myanmar on Sunday to claring the Unite the Right clined yet, said Shankar highway was stopped after
protest against aid rally called by a collection Hari Acharya, the national parts of the road and some
organisations they accuse of of White supremacist and emergency centre chief. bridges were severely dam-
giving support to Muslim neo-Nazi groups an un- The Red Cross estimated aged by the floodwaters.
Rohingya militants, police and lawful assembly, and Vir- a higher death toll of 53,
a protest leader said. REUTERS ginia Governor Terry McAul- with dozens more missing Airport shut down
iffe imposing a state of and injured and thousands Teams of soldiers and police
Women to train as emergency. As the crowd of homes destroyed. officers were working to-
Russian air force pilots scattered, a car allegedly Murderous rage: People fly into the air as a vehicle driven by a suspected White supremacist rams a group of protesters Around 31,000 families gether in the rescue and
MOSCOW driven by 20-year-old Ohio demonstrating against a nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. AP * have been displaced by the evacuation efforts, said Ram
Female candidates will be resident James Alex Fields floods and landslides, which Krishna Subedi, a Home
accepted for the first time to rammed into a group ment in early 17th century resents a turning point for lican Senator Cory Gardner. Over the course of the began Friday, he said. Ministry spokesman.
train as pilots for Russia's air counter-protesters, leading to oppose the city councils the people of this coun- This is nothing short of do- last twenty-four hours in The police said floodwa- In the eastern city of
force, Defence Minister Sergei to the death of a woman. decision to remove the tryWe are determined to mestic terrorism & should be Charlottesville, we have seen ters toppled telephone Biratnagar, the airport was
Shoigu said, adding there We condemn in the statue of well known Confed- take our country back. We named as such. In a series men and women rally in sup- towers and power lines, cut- closed after the runway was
were many applications from strongest possible terms this erate General Robert E. Lee are going to fulfil the prom- of tweets, Mr. Obama quoted port of White supremacism, ting communications and submerged under more
women. We have received egregious display of hatred, from a park under its man- ises of Donald Trump. Thats from Nelson Mandelas auto- including hateful ideologies electricity in many areas. than 2 feet of water.
hundreds of letters," Mr. bigotry, and violence on agement. Those who favour what we believed in, thats biography, Long Walk to born of the Confederacy and
Shoigu added. AFP many sides, Mr. Trump said the statues removal argue why we voted for Donald Freedom.No one is born hat- Third Reich. Many marched

Saudi budget deficit

halves after oil rebound
at a press conference. On
many sides, the President
emphasised, avoiding any
that Lees association with
slavery is a past the city
should not celebrate, while
Trump. Because he said hes
going to take our country
back. Thats what we gotta
ing another person because
of the color of his skin or his
background or his religion.
through the streets last night
bearing torches and chant-
ing blood and soil, a direct
Iranian lawmakers
Saudi Arabia's budget deficit
halved in the first six months
mention of the White su-
premacist agenda of those
participating in the rally. He
those who oppose the move
say the statue is part of the
States heritage.
do, he said.
Republican and Demo-
cratic leaders, meanwhile,
People must learn to hate,
and if they can learn to hate,
they can be taught to love.
translation of the Nazi doc-
trine of Blut und Boden.
Their choice of words was
raise missile spending
of this year to 72 billion riyals
($19.2 billion,16.2 billion
appeared to apportion the called into question Mr. For love comes more natur- not accidental. Move designed to challenge U.S.
blame between the racists In support of Trump Trumps refusal to condemn ally to the human heart than In a statement, the Indian
euros) the finance ministry and the counter-protesters. Shame on you. You pretend the agenda of the right-wing its opposite, the former Student Association at Uni- Associated Press 1979 Islamic Revolution us-
said on Sunday. This came on When it comes to radical Is- that you are patriots, but you groups. We should call evil President said. versity of Virginia said: Now Tehran ing Americas own tactics
the backdrop of sweeping lamism, Mr. Trump has re- are anything but a patriot, by its name. My brother more than ever, we possess Chanting Death to Amer- against it.
spending cuts and a peatedly blamed his prede- Mr. McAuliffe said at a press didnt give his life fighting Confronting hate the responsibility to unite ica, Irans Parliament voted The vote salves public an-
stabilisation in oil prices. AFP cessor Barack Obama for not conference in a message to Hitler for Nazi ideas to go un- Indian-American Congress- across all platforms to pro- unanimously on Sunday to ger in Iran over U.S. Presid-
using the phrase radical Is- nationalists. I want to re- challenged here at home, man Raja Krishnamoorthi mote values of open minded- increase spending on its bal- ent Donald Trumps con-
Syria doubles territory lamic terrorism, something mind you that we are a na- Republican Senator Orrin said generations of Americ- ness and to celebrate di- listic missile program and stant threats to renegotiate
it controls, says Russia he always uses while talking tion of immigrants. Unless Hatch said. ans confronted white su- versity in the face of hateful the foreign operations of its or abandon the nuclear deal
MOSCOW about Islamist terrorism. you are native American, the Very important for the premacy and racial hatred, ideologies. We must con- paramilitary Revolutionary struck by world powers un-
Russian Defence Minister Former President Barack first ship came to this State nation to hear @POTUS de- and ours must do the sciously make it our mission Guard, part of a sanctions der his predecessor.
Sergei Shoigu said the Syrian Obama and several senior in 1607, he said, asking scribe events in #Charlottes- same. He asked Attorney- to encourage inclusivity and Bill mirroring a new United While lawmakers stressed
government increased the Republican leaders con- those attending the rally to ville for what they are, a ter- General Jeff Sessions to ful- a welcoming attitude to- States sanctions law target- the bill wouldnt violate that
size of the territory under its demned the violence and the go home. ror attack by fil his responsibility to pro- wards all minorities. One ing the country. agreement, it ensures those
control by two-and-a-half agenda of the those attend- The former leader of the #whitesupremacists, Re- tect the public by devoting thing that this rally will not While offering hundreds both home and abroad
times in just two months. ing the rally, who descended racist hate group Ku Klux publican Senator Marco Ru- all necessary resources to replace is our commitment of millions of dollars in new know Iran will continue
Russia is an ally of the regime here city 150 km east of Klan, David Duke, said the bio tweeted. Praying for combat the threats posed by to advocating tolerance and funding, the lawmakers bill confronting America either
and has been giving them air Jamestown, where the Eng- rally was in support of Mr. those hurt & killed today in White supremacists and cultured attitudes across offered a tactic as old as the in the Persian Gulf or legis-
support since 2015. AFP lish made their first settle- Trumps agenda. This rep- Charlottesville, said Repub- other hate groups. Charlottesville, and beyond. slogan shouted since the latively, analysts say.

Merkel challenger sure Mueller seeks interview with Priebus U.K. govt.
pushes back
of unseating Chancellor Special prosecutor expands probe of alleged Russian meddling in U.S. election after Brexit
Agence France-Presse A grand jury is reported to president Viktor Ya- criticism
Six weeks left for the Sept. 24 vote to elect new leader Washington
have been impanelled in nukovych. Mr. Manaforts
U.S. special prosecutor Washington to look at evid- private consulting business Associated Press
Associated Press doing well. We must be Robert Mueller is seeking an ence, and the White House on behalf of Moscow-linked London
Berlin much better in many areas. interview with ousted White has been asked for docu- billionaire oligarchs has The British government
Angela Merkels main chal- House Chief of Staff Reince ments related to former na- fuelled concerns about pos- tried to fight back on
lenger in the countrys up- Training cues Priebus as he expands his tional security adviser Mi- sible collusion, and also Sunday against criticisms
coming general election said Mr. Schulz also noted that probe of Russian interfer- chael Flynn, who was fired questions about how he that it is divided and un-
on Sunday he remains con- his Social Democrats are cur- ence in the November elec- shortly after taking office for handled payments for his prepared for Brexit, saying
fident he can unseat the rently Merkels junior coali- tion, The New York Times re- his undisclosed Russia services. it will set out detailed plans
chancellor despite her wide tion partner in government, ported on Sunday. contacts. He also took part in a June for the U.K.s exit from the
lead in the polls. and that credit for successes Mr. Mueller wants to ques- 2016 meeting between European Union and issu-
Robert Mueller
Martin Schulz, who was should not be hers alone. He tion current and former Clearance from above Trump campaign officials, ing a joint statement by
president of the European said hed be happy to form senior officials in President But Rod Rosenstein, the Mr. Comey told Mr. including son Donald Trump two Cabinet rivals over
Parliament until January, another so-called grand co- Donald Trump's administra- deputy Attorney-General Priebus that a Justice Depart- Jr. and son-in-law Jared Kush- Europe.
said on Germanys ZDF tele- alition after the election, but tion about his move to fire who appointed Mr. Mueller ment policy bars discussions ner, and a Kremlin-connec- Trade Secretary Liam
visions Berlin Direkt pro- Martin Schulz under my leadership. FBI director James Comey, in to lead the Russia probe, between the FBI and White ted Russian lawyer on the Fox, a strong supporter of
gram that there are still six Schulz said there needs to an attempt to determine warned a week ago that he House officials about ongo- promise of damaging in- leaving the European
weeks of campaigning to go hill battle to defeat Merkel be more investment in di- whether the U.S. leader ob- would need clearance from ing investigations in order to formation about Trump's Union, and the more pro-
before the September 24 and was challenged in the 15- gital infrastructure, training structed justice, the newspa- above before expanding his prevent political meddling, a election rival Hillary Clinton. EU Treasury chief Philip
vote. I think that I still have minute interview to say why programs, and help for per said, citing people investigation beyond its ori- law enforcement official told While the White House Hammond, wrote in the
a good chance to lead the people should vote for his lower-income families strug- briefed on the matter. ginal scope. The Times. has downplayed the meeting Sunday Telegraph that they
next government, he said. party over her Christian gling to make ends meet. In a sign that Mr. Muellers The Times said Mr. Comey Mr. Manafort was forced as insignificant and said agreed there should be a
Still, with Germany enjoy- Democrats. Asked why a voter should investigation may be intensi- met Mr. Priebus at the White to resign a year ago amid re- nothing came of it, critics time-limited transition
ing record-low unemploy- Germany is doing well... take a risk to vote Merkel fying, he ordered FBI agents House on February 8, a week ports he was under investig- said it indicated the cam- period after Britain form-
ment, a balanced budget and but the statement that Ger- out, he said its the oppos- last month to raid the home before the ex-FBI chief said ation over millions of dollars paign's willingness to con- ally leaves the bloc in 2019,
a strong economy, the 61- many is doing well doesnt ite; we are taking a risk if we of former Trump campaign Mr. Trump pressured him to he was allegedly paid by the sider cooperating with to avoid a cliff-edge for
year-old Schulz faces an up- mean that all Germans are do nothing. manager Paul Manafort. end a probe into Mr. Flynn. pro-Russia former Ukrainian Russia. people and businesses.
Mr. Fox and Mr. Ham-
mond said the transition

Kenyan leader claims period cannot be indefin-

Mystery swirls around sunken submarine

ite; it cannot be a back
door to staying in the EU.

victory, calls for strike They didnt say how long

the transition would last.
Probe in missing journalist case indicates vessel may have been foundered to cover up a crime The government also
said on Sunday it wants to
Agence France-Presse
heard from her since suddenly sank. Official count rigged, says Raila Odinga increase pressure on the 27
Thursday evening when she Mr. Madsen said in media other EU nations to start
Danish police looking for a boarded the sub with Mr. interviews after his rescue Reuters Tomorrow there is no negotiating a future rela-
missing journalist said on Madsen. that the sub encountered a Nairobi work, Odinga told a crowd tionship that would in-
Sunday they searched a Her boyfriend alerted po- problem with the ballast Kenyan opposition leader of around 4,000 cheering clude a free trade deal
huge home-made submar- lice early on Friday that she tank. However, Mr. Moller Raila Odinga on Sunday supporters, referring to the between Britain and the
ine that sank last week, but had not returned home as said on Sunday it appeared called for a strike to support ruling party. He promised to EU.
no body was found. planned. Mr. Madsen claims as though the sub was inten- his claim to the presidency announce a new strategy on The EU says those nego-
The sub has been he dropped her off on the tionally sunk, amid media and accused the ruling Tuesday. tiations cant start until suf-
searched and there is Refshaleoen island on speculation that Mr. Madsen party of spilling the blood ficient progress has been
nobody on board neither Thursday evening after the may have downed the vessel of innocent people", despite Clarion call made on three initial issues
dead nor alive, Copenha- interview. to cover up a crime. It ap- growing pressure on him to Senator James Orengo, one how much money the
gen police homicide chief pears as though it was a de- concede election defeat. of Odinga's chief support- U.K. will have to pay to
Jens Moller told reporters. Deliberately sunk? liberate action that caused The election commission ers, said the opposition settle its outstanding com-
The journalist had been Early on Friday, Danish au- the sub to sink, Mr. Moller on Friday declared incum- would call for mitments to the bloc;
aboard the submarine be- thorities announced they said. bent Uhuru Kenyatta winner demonstrations. whether security checks
fore it sank. The vessels 46- Possible crime scene: The submarine built by Peter Madsen were looking for the Ms. Wall is a freelance of the presidential poll by When we call you to ac- and customs duties will be
year-old inventor Peter Mad- being lifted onto a truck in Copenhagen on Saturday. AFP * Nautilus in waters off journalist based in China 1.4 million votes. Interna- tion, peaceful action, don't instituted on the Irish bor-
sen has been accused of Copenhagen. Around mid- and the U.S. Were still tional observers said Tues- stay behind, Orengo told der; and the status of 3 mil-
negligent manslaughter and was refloated and towed to The police have identified day on Friday, the vessel hoping that well find Kim day's election was largely the crowd in Kibera, lion EU nationals living in
was on Saturday remanded the Copenhagen port on Sat- the missing journalist as was located in a bay in Koge, Wall alive, but we are pre- fair but Odinga disputes the Nairobi's largest slum. He Britain.
in custody for 24 days. urday, then emptied of wa- Kim Wall, a 30-year-old some 50 km south of the paring ourselves for the fact results, saying it was rigged. called for a boycott of nation The governments Brexit
He has denied the ter overnight. On Sunday, Swedish woman who was Danish capital. Just after be- that she may not be, Mr. He has not provided docu- television and newspapers, department said Britain
allegations. the police entered the sub writing a feature about Mr. ing located, Mr. Madsen was Moller, the police spokes- mentary evidence. Kenya's largest independent wants to show that pro-
The vessel, the Nautilus, and found it empty. Madsen. Nothing has been rescued and the submarine person, said Sunday. Jubilee have spilt the media group, for their cov- gress on the preliminary is-
blood of innocent people. erage of the elections. sues has been made.



Minister wants AI arm kept GIS-enabled portal maps
out of divestment process land-related information
The maintenance unit should not go to some private player, says Gadkari Aims to spur policy-making, investment in manufacturing
Somesh Jha is an ongoing process and ARUN S
NAGPUR New Delhi
his comments are welcome.
Air India Engineering Ser- I will not divulge my views In a little over six months be-
Samsung eyes No.1 slot, vices Limited (AIESL), the on his comments in the ginning February, the
seeks to displace LG maintenance, repair and press. Centre has brought out an
BENGALURU overhaul (MRO) unit of Air online database of more
Samsung India Electronics, India (AI), should be kept out Loss-making entity than half a million hectares
through its mobile vans and of the disinvestment process Indias oldest private sector of land assisting industry.
an attack district strategy, of the national carrier, said MRO service provider Air- The Geographic Information
plans to reach the rural Nitin Gadkari, Road Trans- Works had already ex- System-enabled database
population to increase sales port and Highways Minister. pressed interest in acquiring also has details of close to
of its washing machines and I want to urge the (Civil a stake in AIESL. AIESL had 3,000 industrial parks/
aims to become the top Aviation) Minister that the been incurring losses since clusters, as well as area-wise
company by volumes in MRO, which is a subsidiary Flight plan: AIESL is a profitable business and the government its inception in 2013 when it availability of agricultural/
2017, replacing rival LG company, may be kept sep- should invest in such companies, says the Minister. was carved out of AI as a sep- horticultural crops, and
India. By the end of 2017 arately, said Mr. Gadkari. arate business unit. In 2016- mineral production.
we want to be the number If, tomorrow, we take some ector Ashwani Lohani, Ma- and its subsidiaries and 17, AIESLs losses rose about The portal will soon in- Clearing way: The exercise aims to eliminate information
one player, Rishi Suri, decision related to Air India, harashtra Chief Minister De- formed a GoM led by Fin- 17% to 653 crore as per pro- corporate information on asymmetry affecting investments. GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCK

director of product then this company should vendra Fadnavis and ance Minister Arun Jaitley to visional estimates. warehouses, power-grid and
marketing, Samsung India, not go to some private player SpiceJet chairman Ajay Singh draw the roadmap. AIESL CEO H.R. Jagan- financial institutions as well information available online mond, flint stone, fluorite,
said in an interview. and [should] remain a separ- were also present. Mr. Gadkari said the initial nathan urged the State au- as the demand for industrial is a beta version and will be garnet, gold, graphite, iron
ate entity, Mr. Gadkari said Mr. Gadkari, who is a part share sale offer of Cochin thorities to take steps to help infrastructure captured on updated and upgraded ore, kyanite, lead and zinc
Indian Oil Corp. buys at AIESLs Nagpur facility of a Group of Ministers Shipyard was subscribed 76 its Nagpur facility. This in- the basis of applications soon. ore, lead, limeshell, lime-
shale oil from U.S. which completed the first (GoM) formed to decide the times on the last day of its cluded facilitating a round- from entrepreneurs for pro- It currently has specific stone, magnesite, man-
NEW DELHI servicing of a third party air- modalities of sale of AI and bidding earlier this month the-clock servicing of aircraft jects. The exercise is to elim- area-wise details in each ganese ore, moulding sand,
State-owned Indian Oil craft on Sunday. its subsidiaries, said AIESL showing people still have as the aircraft can be trans- inate the information asym- state on industrial parks/ phosphorite, selenite, silli-
Corporation (IOC) has bought The facility completed was a profitable business faith in the public sector unit ferred from the Nagpur air- metry that is currently clusters, the focus sectors, manite, silver, sulphur, tin,
the countrys first shale oil servicing SpiceJets Boeing and the government should till date. port to the MRO unit only adversely affecting the coun- common facilities available vermiculite, wollastonite
from the United States and is 737 aircraft within five days. invest in such companies. On Mr. Gadkaris com- during the day at present. trys industrial policy-mak- for industry, industrial land and zinc.
looking to step up imports Civil Aviation Minister Ashok In June, the Union Cabinet ments, the Civil Aviation (The correspondent was in- ing and investments in the in use and available indus- The database is being de-
from America as part of its Gajapathi Raju, Air India gave an in-principle nod for Minister said, The discus- vited by Air India to visit manufacturing sector. trial land, approved and veloped by the Department
crude diversification strategy. chairman and managing dir- strategic disinvestment of AI sions on Air Indias stake sale AIESLs MRO unit in Nagpur) pending projects, infrastruc- of Industrial Policy and Pro-
The public sector Boosting employment ture including state/national motion (DIPP) and the Na-
undertaking bought 1.9 The development comes in highways, airport, ports and tional e-Governance Division
million barrels of U.S. crude
in its second import tender
seeking oil from the
Builder-Bollywood Infosys ex-CFO wants the backdrop of the Centre
firming up a new industrial
and manufacturing policy to
railway stations and electri-
city, Central/state govern-
ment incentives, invest-
in the Ministry of Electron-
ics and Information Techno-
logy as well as the BISAG
Americas, company director
(finance) A.K. Sharma told
here. PTI
nexus under SEBI lens Murthy to log in again push up the contribution of
the manufacturing sector in
Indias GDP to 25% by 2020
and what has been achieved,
range of land sale price and
an institute for space applic-
ations and geo-informatics
under the Gujarat Govern-
from the current level of lease/rent rates, waste dis- ment.
Centre to amend cost Target is corporate veil of shell firms After Pai, Balakrishnan joins chorus about 16%. The aim is to posal facilities, and contact Shiv Gupta, project of-
audit rules make India a global manu- details of nodal officials. ficer, DIPP, told The Hindu
NEW DELHI Press Trust of India begun against more than Press Trust of India ive management account- facturing hub and in the pro- The database also has in- the success of the project de-
The government will amend New Delhi 100 unlisted entities that Bengaluru able, the former chief cess generate employment formation on the distance pends on the proactive par-
cost audit rules under the A black money bonhomie could have traded in stocks Former Infosys CFO V.Bal- financial officer said. locally. The details on the from airport/port to each in- ticipation of the state gov-
companies law to ensure has come under the scanner with laundered money, top akrishnan on Sunday said Former Infosys veteran database about government- dustrial area/cluster and a ernments. Currently, the
parity between financial and involving builders, brokers regulatory and government he favoured co-founder N.R. Mohandas Pai had pitched approved technical institu- satellite map view of the states most engaged in the
cost records. The and Bollywood entities as a sources said. Narayana Murthy being in- for Mr. Murthys return as tions will indicate the avail- area. project are Maharashtra and
amendments have been multi-agency probe gets un- While the capital market vited as chairman-emeritus chairman emeritus, saying ability of skilled and semi- Data is available on agri- Andhra Pradesh, and to a
mooted pursuant to der way to pierce the cor- regulators decision to re- and chief mentor with im- the move would improve its skilled talent. cultural crops such as fibre certain extent, Odisha,
implementation of the Indian porate veil of hundreds of strict share trading has been mediate effect and allowed brand and assure investors At present, the database crops, food grains, oilseeds, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Accounting Standards (Ind suspected shell companies. reversed in case of some to take a lead to reconstitute about adherence to high has mapped 539,501 hec- plantation crops, pulses and The Centre will soon hold
AS), which is converged with Markets regulator SEBI firms after they approached the board to create a long- corporate governance tares of land and 2,978 in- spices, and horticultural workshops with other states
global accounting norms. has begun shooting off the Securities Appellate term and sustainable gov- standards. dustrial clusters/estates/ crops, including most fruits to make them understand
The Corporate Affairs show-cause notices to 331 Tribunal, it has been per- ernance framework. The friction between parks/regions/areas/cor- and vegetables. Also avail- the importance of the data-
Ministry has come out with a listed entities, suspected to mitted to go ahead with its The board needs an ap- founders and the board is ridor/zones including able are the details of min- base in attracting invest-
draft of the proposed have acted as shell compan- probe against them and oth- propriate balance to create impacting the company and Special Economic Zones and eral production including ments into the manufactur-
amendments to the Cost ies for those with illicit ers who could have violated the checks and balances ne- is not good for its stakehold- National Investment and that of agate, apatite, baux- ing sector and boost
Records and Audit rules. PTI funds, while action has also securities laws. cessary to make the execut- ers, Mr. Balakrishnan said. Manufacturing Zones. The ite, chromite, copper, dia- employment.





Investors shell shocked over SEBI order


Converting risk and

Diktat puts at risk shareholder wealth of 13,000 crore though consultants say action was needed to protect larger interests
ASHISH RUKHAIYAR stating that they do not have
uncertainty to profit
MUMBAI any connection with a shell
A recent order from markets company and that they have Anand Srinivasan tional Investors, the
regulator SEBI brought to a not violated any rules related Most retail investors think company was able to sub-
halt trading in more than 170 to disclosures in their bal- that stock markets are stantially reduce debt. Exist-
actively traded stocks on the ance sheet. highly risky and prospects ing shareholders were re-
stock exchanges. These firms Meanwhile, there was a of the company underlying warded with a deeply
formed part of a larger group clear impact of the regulat- the shares are uncertain. discounted rights issue. The
of 331 shell companies ory action on the stock mar- Nothing can be further from company has since split into
whose names the Minsitry of ket. While there was an over- the truth. the original textile business
Corporate Affairs (MCA) all negative trend due to Normally, in a business, which is vested in Sintex In-
shared with the regulator for disappointing quarterly there is certainty about the dustries Limited; and Sintex
initiating action. numbers and global geopolit- volumes that it can generate Plastics Limited.
The order issued by the ical concerns, the mid-cap provided its products are The former is now trad-
Securities and Exchange and small-cap universe bore well-known and it has a ing at about 37. The plastics
Board of India (SEBI) last the maximum brunt. moat to protect against com- company listed at 136.50.
week put at risk investor petition. The problem for an The total money realised
wealth amounting to almost Indices decline investor is the stock price of would have been 171.50.
13,000 crore. On Tuesday a day after the such a company is normally The net profit would have
A look at the financials of diktat the BSE MidCap and always fully priced. This been 154.50. The investor
the companies show that BSE SmallCap indices lost does not leave much scope would have received a fur-
most of them reported at more than 1% each even as for price appreciation un-
less the profit to earnings ra-
> Anxiety
least some income in the last the benchmark Sensex de- and panic
financial year with a few clined only 0.8%. Well- tio expands due to general can drive down
even reporting a positive bot- known stocks that made to buoyancy in the markets.
stocks to attractive
tom line. the MCA list were locked at However, under certain
There are seven compan- the lower circuit level as in- circumstances, even stable valuations
ies that reported a net profit vestors frantically tried to of- companies stumble result-
of more than 20 crore in the 1,000 crore each. Office (SFIO), the details of verify the credentials of such and an immediate action was fload their positions as trad- ing in the stock price plum- ther 2.8 as dividend. The
financial year ended March Interestingly, eight entit- which are not in the public entities and submit a report required. ing restrictions were being meting and becoming avail- returns generated are more
31, 2017. One of them J Ku- ies, including the biggest domain. to the exchanges by August This is a preventive order imposed. able for highly tempting than 50% CAGR over three
mar Infraprojects re- three shell companies, have I do not think that SEBI 31. by SEBI and companies can The restrictions include valuations. years and 10 months.
gistered a profit of 105.51 already managed to obtain a operation on shell compan- A lot of companies, direct- approach the regulator with allowing the shares to be the In 2013, the manufactur- The 2008 crash gave in-
crore in FY17. stay on the trading restric- ies is over with the SAT or- ors and promoters are going proper credentials, he said traded only once a month ers of Indias largest plastic vestors a chance to buy
Further, there are 25 entit- tions by way of interim relief der, said Sumit Agrawal, to go to SAT as this order will adding that the MCA list was and not allowing any upward water tanks, Sintex Indus- companies with great moats
from the Securities Appellate partner, Suvan Law Advisors create an ineligibility for not only about shell compan- price movement beyond the tries, was in trouble because at very reasonable prices for

> ...that
it is apparent Tribunal (SAT), that ob- and a former SEBI law many other things such as ies but also those that might it had borrowed in U.S. dol- which the downside was

SEBI passed served in clear terms that the officer. directorships in other com- have a link with a shell dont think that lars to buy two companies limited and the upside, un-
the impugned capital market watchdog There may be thorough panies and fund raising, said entity. operation on in Europe. The crash in the limited. In less than a dec-
passed the diktat without an examination through Mr. Agrawal. shell firms is over value of Indian Rupee ade, these investments have
order without any
iota of investigation. brokers, investor associ- While the capital market Not genuine meant that the principal grown several times in
investigation with the SAT order amount to be repaid went value. TCS, whose share
... it is apparent that SEBI ations and registrar and regulator has begun hearing The order assumes signific-
SAT Sumit Agrawal, up significantly. price rose from 222.9 in
passed the impugned order transfer agents (RTAs). the companies on an indi- ance as the government, in Partner, Suvan Law Advisors
ies that reported a total in- without any investigation... The challenge would be to vidual basis, the proceedings April, had said that during The Sintex stock price 2008 to 2,494 in the last
come of more than 100 we are prima facie of the delist those really non-opera- and an order even in the the last three financial years, last traded price. Further, an dropped to 17. The book traded session is an ex-
crore in FY17 with Prakash opinion, that the impugned tional companies or to penal- form of an interim relief ie, from 2013-14 to 2015-16, additional margin of 200% of value of Sintex Industries ample. So too are M&M
Industries, Kkalpana Indus- communication issued by ise the brains behind them. might take time due to the investigations by the Income the trade value is to be col- was 88. The company was (251 to 1346.35) and Kotak
tries, J Kumar Infraprojects SEBI on the basis that the ap- My hope is that it does not af- sheer number of companies Tax department led to the lected from the buyers. still making profits and de- Mahindra Bank (116 to
and Pincon Spirit reporting pellants are suspected shell fect overall sentiment for in- and the lengthy verification detection of more than 1,155 SEBI has also advised the claring a dividend of 70% on 991.1).
incomes of between 1,400 companies deserves to be vestment, added Mr. process. shell companies used as con- exchanges to appoint an in- a stock with a face value of The moral is that, over
crore and 2,500 crore. stayed, said SAT. Agrawal. duits by more than 22,000 dependent auditor to audit 1. The markets had over re- time, the business of large
From purely a stock price However, though many Larger interests at stake beneficiaries. such listed firms and if ne- acted in pricing the uncer- companies is stable and will
perspective, there are at companies may not appear Entity verification J.N. Gupta, managing dir- The amount involved in cessary, even conduct a tainty. The fact that the show moderate growth.
least 20 companies with a as shell firms purely based Incidentally, stock exchanges ector, Stakeholders Em- non-genuine transactions by forensic audit to verify the brand was well known and However, investors, in anxi-
market capitalisation of on numbers, the list pre- have already asked their powerment Services, a proxy such beneficiaries was more business credentials of such had a high customer recall ety and panic, will drive
more than 100 crore each pared by MCA was based on member brokers to verify if advisory firm, said he felt than 13,300 crore, it had firms. If the exchanges are meant that consumers were down stocks such that the
with the biggest three J Ku- inputs received from various any of the unlisted entities, that while one may debate as said. not able to to find appropri- still buying its windows, valuation becomes attract-
mar Infraprojects, Prakash agencies, including the In- that were part of the MCA to whether SEBI could have According to Mr. Gupta, ate credentials, they can ini- doors and tanks. ive and is available at min-
Industries and Parsvnath De- come list, were registered as their managed the whole issue companies that have got in- tiate delisting proceedings After restructuring and is- imum risk.
velopers having a market Tax department and the clients. better, the larger interest of terim relief at SAT should be against the company, as per suing more equity to pro- (The writer is an author
capitalisation of more than Serious Fraud Investigation The brokers will have to shareholders was at stake told to submit an affidavit the order. moters and Foreign Institu- and a consultant)

Heathrow plan runs into Arora How low can interest rates go?
Surinder Aroras alternative bid for new runway cuts 6.7 bn from original cost Not much more, for savings to be meaningful after accounting for inflation
Vidya Ram Aarati Krishnan in the economy, RBI was prefers to prioritise inflation tainable inflation rates are
London CHENNAI forced to effect a swift and targeting over growth. It is believed to be much higher.
When the British govern- If youre a retiree subsisting brutal reduction in rates usually prompt with pre- RBIs own projections expect
ment gave the go ahead to on income from bank depos- again from 2008. This time emptive rate hikes to quell inflation rates of 3.5%-4.5%
the construction of a third its, youre probably dis- around, the repo rate inflation, but doesnt hurry for the second half of this
runway at Heathrow last Oc- mayed by the bungee-jump dropped from 9% in July to cut rates in a downturn. fiscal.
tober, it seemed it had fi- in interest rates. 2008 to 4.75% by April 2009. Two years ago, RBIs role Assuming a durable infla-
nally put an end to the long- The interest rate on the As growth limped back as an inflation warrior was tion rate of 4%, for savers to
running and heated battle one-year term deposit in In- and inflation began rearing further cemented by the receive a 1.25%-2% real rates,
over the future of the first dias largest bank has nose- its head, the RBI embarked Monetary Policy Agreement policy rates need to be
new full-length runway that dived from 9% in July 2014 to once again on a hiking spree, it has inked with the Centre. pegged at 5.25% to 6%. At
South-East England had had 6.5% now. Interest rates on taking its rates from 4.75% in The Agreement specifically worst, therefore, depending
since the second world war. the three-year term deposit 2009 to 8% in 2012. The tasks RBI with ensuring that on the inflation trajectory,
That assumption was put have dropped from 8.75% to years 2012 to 2014 saw a retail inflation stays within this allows room for the repo
paid to decisively last 6.25%. sideways crawl in rates. But the 2%-6% band. With this rate to dip by 75 basis points
month as the Arora Group, In pegging down their de- with inflation moderating new framework in place, RBI from here.
an established hotel and posit rates, banks have taken and the economy going into is likely to maintain an even But remember that bank
property empire owned by their cues from the RBI. The slow motion, RBI pruned its closer vigil on inflation and deposit rates have already
the Indian-origin business- central bank has pared its repo rate again, from 8% in undertake rate cuts even been cut by 50 basis points
man Surinder Arora, repo rate, the rate at which it 2014 to 6% by August 2017. In more sparingly than before. more than repo rates and so
centred around Heathrow, lends overnight money to its recent policy reviews, RBI This is probably why, des- have only very limited room
revealed that it had submit- A yen for success: His early positions included a customer services officer for British Airways banks, from 8% three years has shown reluctance to pite consumer price inflation to fall further.
ted a proposal as part of the and a waiter at Renaissance London Heathrow, which he bought many years later. ago to 6% now. hack away any further, issu- dipping below its 4% target a The second variable that
consultation the govern- ing warnings about inflation good eight months ago, RBI RBI considers is the inflation
ment had launched that in fact they are incentivised ing a consultation meeting officer for British Airways How far? risks. held off further rate cuts for expectations of households
would knock a startling 6.7 to be inefficient, not doing with airlines at which they and as a waiter at Renais- So, with bank deposit rates almost ten months until it for the future. RBIs recent
billion off the cost of the things in a different way, he discussed the size of the sance London Heathrow, dropping by a steep 250 Predictable band acted this month. surveys show that these ex-
project. said. Thats what led us to runway and where it should which he bought many basis points in three years This brief history of interest pectations remain quite elev-
Crucially, the project re- come up with a different be. They said: weve never years later. His big break- (50 basis points more than rates tells us two things. Variables considered ated despite the rock-bottom
ceived backing from air- idea in the 21st century, we been consulted in this way through came when he con- the repo rate), how much One, benchmark interest But is not just history which official inflation readings. In
lines, including the Interna- should be looking at what by Heathrow, which came vinced British Airways to let further can they fall? And rates have broadly gyrated in suggest that rates could be the latest June survey, house-
tional Airlines Group, which they do in other countries as a bit of a shock to me. We him set up a crew hotel for will they rebound at all? a band of 6%-9% in the last close to their low point in holds perceived current in-
owns British Airways the where different terminals have said for it to be suc- them, and established the History suggests that we fifteen years. When the rate this cycle. flation rates to be 6.4% and
biggest airline at Heathrow. are owned by different entit- cessful we must treat air- Arora Group in 1999, may be quite close to the sinks to the lower end of the Other variables hint at it expected inflation one year
Aroras Heathrow proposal ies that create competi- lines as partners and with branching beyond hotel de- bottom of this falling rate band, circumstances con- too. Current inflation rates ahead to be at 8.6%. Unless
is a welcome alternative to tion Heathrow is the most respect we may not be velopment to the manage- cycle. spire to flag off the next rate apart, the central bank con- those expectations fall
the airports own costly expensive airport in the able to deliver everything ment of properties, and Looking back at trends in hike cycle. siders two other variables in sharply, this puts a floor to
scheme, its CEO Willie world and there is no they ask for but even if we construction and develop- Indian interest rates over the Rates have dipped below its rate decisions. rate cuts too.
Walsh told the FT last reason why this should be pick out some of the best ment. While he regularly last fifteen years suggests 6% only under extra-ordin- The first is the need to If youre a bank depositor,
month. the case; and unless we ideas, we can make it more visits India, and has been that the debt markets, just ary circumstances, such as maintain positive real in- all this number-crunching
think outside the box, its user friendly, customer blown away by some of the like the stock markets, go the global credit crisis. terest rates for savers. RBI of- suggests two courses of ac-
Ruffled feathers not going to change. friendly and efficient. airport development pro- through cycles. When they do, they have sel- ficials have indicated that for tion. Dont despair, as bank
Speaking at the groups This, he said would be He also said his own ex- jects in the country (Mum- The repo rate, which dom stayed there for good. savers to prefer financial in- deposit rates may not fall too
600-bed Sofitel Heathrow, particularly crucial for Bri- perience in and around bai, in particular), he plans hovered at 9% in April 2001 In 2004-05, the policy rate struments, it is desirable to much from here. And as
Mr. Arora, born in Sultan- tain going forward as it pre- Heathrow an area he has to keep his focus on Britain. drifted down to 6% by March stayed at 6% for 18 months maintain a real interest rate theres a live possibility of
pur Lodhi in Punjab before pares to exit the European been working in since 1977 I dont want to take on 2004, but reversed direction before the uptrend started. of anywhere between 1.25% rates rising again, once they
moving to Britain in the Union. From the point of and his own experience as more than we can swallow; to recapture the 9%peak in In 2009-10, it stayed below and 2% above inflation. complete their bungee jump,
1970s, was quietly confident view of the nation, if we a pilot (he holds a private pi- we only take on projects July 2008. But, with the 6% for 15 months before a Now, while recent infla- it is best not to lock into
that his move has ruffled want a slice of the world lots licence) have added where we feel we have the global credit crisis hitting In- turnaround. tion readings in India have these rock-bottom rates for
feathers at the very least, economy, we need make weight to the proposal. expertise. This project is dia and recessionary trends Two, Indias central bank been at the 2% mark, sus- more than a year.
and shaken the project out sure we have full accessibil- Among its key elements huge by any standards in
of the complacency it was in ity, the right infrastructure. are scrapping the expansion the world.
danger of falling into, with of Heathrow Terminal 2 and While winning the con-
his public campaign. (The Airlines inputs an airside passenger transit tract would propel the com-
group has a dedicated web- Crucial to Mr. Aroras system, avoiding construc- pany into a different ball-
site outlining the proposal strategy has been including tion on the M25 motorway, park, he is confident of its
and how it differs from the perspectives of airlines. which, he said, would cause ability to manage this, not-
Heathrows plans, submit- The airport... they have al- unnecessary disruption, ing that in its history, it was
ted to Howard Davies, who ways assumed that those 75 though it met the govern- yet to fall behind on a dead-
headed the independent million passengers belong ments requirements on line or go back to its lenders
Commission recommending to them because they want length of runway, capacity, for further funds. I was
the expansion at Heathrow to sell them duty-free environmental and noise never a hotelier till the late
over the alternatives.) [items], food; we look at it impact. 1990s when I thought of the
Mr. Arora sees his bid as a differently: we see those Mr. Arora arrived from idea of a crew hotel; every-
crucial part of challenging passengers as belonging to Punjab in 1972, living with one thought I was nuts,
the Heathrow monopoly. the airlines and they are my his parents, brother and an- even my own bankers; but, I
The way in which the busi- customers. So, we decided other family of four in a was determined and said I
ness is currently regulated to sit down with the airlines three-bedroom house in would bring the best people
in the U.K the airport has and ask them what they Southall. His early jobs in- on board to deliver and that
no incentive to be efficient would like, he said recall- cluded a customer services is exactly what I did.




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Lanka to bat again and
Umesh Yadav castled Upul
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Tharanga. Indias 3-0 white-
wash should occur sooner
It is easy to gaze into the yon-
duo added 66 for the final
per. Soon, Kohli asked Sri than expected. Rohit named
der from the Pallekele Inter-
national Cricket Stadium.
Chandimal threw a dare
and stationed nine on the
The mountains are bewitch- fence but the centurion was
ing and the clouds ever- equal to the task. He picked
present. the gaps, got the required el-
Dinesh Chandimals men evation, galloped to his ton,
too were often staring into spread his arms and bowed
the skies, albeit for different towards the dressing room.
reasons. The Sri Lankan India surged to 487 for
fielders were peering hard at seven at lunch and it is a
a red cherry that repeatedly measure of Pandyas domin-
soared high and stayed bey- ance that among the 158
ond their reach while an au- gained in the first session, his
dacious Hardik Pandya contribution was 107.
owned the stage. He, however, became
The all-rounders blister- Sandakans fifth victim after Rohit Sharma...
ing maiden Test century lunch but by then he had elevated, elated. * AP
(108, 96b, 8x4, 7x6) helped handed the keys of the
India post a first innings total match to Kohli. Special Correspondent
of 487 here on the second Pallekele
day of the third Test. At Another shocking display Yuvraj Singh was dropped
close, Sri Lanka was in a Sri Lankas response con- from the Indian limited-
shambles. The host replied sisted of another shocking overs squad announced for
with 135, was forced to fol- display of inept batting. the five-match ODI series
low-on, mustered 19 for one Shamis swing accounted and the lone Twenty20
in the second dig, and is trail- for Upul Tharanga and against Sri Lanka. The
ing the visitor by 333 runs. Dimuth Karunaratne as the series commences with the
openers moved their bats first game at Dambulla on
Rousing knock more in hope. Kusal Mendis August 20.
Sunday belonged to Pandya. made the fatal error of un- The team was picked by
His rousing performance in- der-estimating R. Ashwins the selection committee
cluded the record for the fielding skills. The off-spin- here on Sunday. The chair-
highest runs scored by an In- ners diving stop and throw man M.S.K. Prasad and
dian in a single over. He may have missed the stumps skipper Virat Kohli were
plundered 26 off left-arm but Kuldeep, who backed-up present while the others
spinner Malinda Pushpaku- sharply, knocked down the joined the meeting through
mara. The scoring sequence timber. A lackadaisical a tele-conference.
Sensational hitting: Hardik Pandya was in a murderous mood, tonking 26 runs (4, 4, 6, 6, 6 and 0)
(4,4,6,6,6,0) rendered long- Mendis was still short of his Along with Yuvraj,
in a Malinda Pushpakumara over. REUTERS *

on and long-off redundant. non-strikers crease! Dinesh Karthik and Rishab

His arms flexed in cohesion, bowlers. Kapil struck four ster fire a fusillade. Having per-cut Lahiru Kumaras Pandya was also in the Pant from the previous ODI
the feet and bat stayed in sixes against spinner Eddie struck Barodas Tilak Raj for bouncer over the wicket- thick of action, trapping An- squads were omitted. For
sync, the follow-through of Hemmings at Lords in 1990 six sixes in an over during a keepers head. Along with gelo Mathews and catching southpaw Yuvraj, who
the strokes was extravagant and Patil pounded Bob Willis Ranji Trophy game, Shastri Kuldeep Yadav, Pandya ad- Dilruwan Perera in the deep. scored 23 n.o., 22, 4, 14 and
and the resultant laughter in for six fours at Old Trafford knows a thing or two about ded 62 runs for the eighth Chandimal and Niroshan 39 in his last five outings,
the Indian dressing room in 1982. taking the aerial route. wicket. An alliance laced Dickwellas 63-run fifth- this may well spell the fin-
never stopped. One man witnessed all Resuming from 329 for with the formers singles and wicket partnership was the ish line to a glorious career.
Pandyas blitzkrieg put to three exploits. Ravi Shastri, six, Pandya saw Wriddhiman the latters clean hits. lone point of Sri Lankan res- Meanwhile, R. Ashwin,
shade the previous best of 24 as a teammate of Kapil and Saha perish early. Soon a Once Kuldeep and Mo- istance just as Kuldeep and Ravindra Jadeja, Mo-
in an over, shared by Kapil Patil, watched their stagger- teaser for his imminent ex- hammed Shami, who drilled Ashwin got into the act. hammed Shami and
Dev and Sandeep Patil, who ing strokes and now as the ploits was premiered as straight back to Lakshan Except for a brief phase Umesh Yadav who were
both hammered England head coach, he saw a young- Pandya leaned back and up- Sandakan, were dismissed, when Chandimal drove him part of the Test squad in Sri
Lanka, have been rested.
Significantly, Rohit

Team needs backing, Even if I can be 10% of what Kapil Dev was, Sharma was named the
vice-captain. Among those
who made a comeback are

says Tillakaratne I will be pretty happy: Hardik Pandya

K.L. Rahul, Manish Pandey,
Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit
Bumrah and Axar Patel.
Sri Lanka batting coach seeks Mumbai seamer Shardul
Thakur is the only un-
patience from supporters The hurricane all-rounder says he learned from Dhoni to put the team above self capped player in the
Special Correspondent The former Sri Lanka Special Correspondent formats: You practise ac- is that you always put your The squad: Virat Kohli (cap-
Pallekele captain said that the team Pallekele cording to the format. If I team ahead and play tain), Rohit Sharma (vice-cap-
Hashan Tillakaratne, Sri should forget what has Checking his mobile phone play T20, I hit. If play one- accordingly. tain), Shikhar Dhawan, K.L.
Lankas batting coach, happened and look for the and reading all the congratu- day cricket, I hit. And if I get Bowling: In Ranji Trophy, Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya
sought patience from his future and bat long and dig latory messages, Hardik the chance in Tests, I hit. you might get helpful wickets Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, M.S.
teams supporters. deep. Pandya walked into the The runs before the 100: where you get a five-wicket Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik
We batted poorly but I He also pointed out that press-conference hall with a For the first time in my life, I haul in 10 overs but in Tests, Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep
am sure the boys have real- the team had earlier de- smiling visage. had no butterflies. When I it is different. Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jas-
ised where they went wrong feated Australia. Having destroyed Sri bat, I dont think about my You need to make sure prit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar
and will surely come out We won 3-0 against Aus- Lankas morale with a pulsat- score. you bowled disciplined lines Kumar and Shardul Thakur.
with a better plan. There are tralia with the same side but ing ton in the third Test, the The one thing I learned and play on the patience of
many things you can say
when the team is not doing
we are a little down in con-
fidence. We just need one or
India all-rounder spoke on
topics ranging from that one
from Mahi bhai (M.S. Dhoni) the batsmen.
Sri Lanka,
well but this is the time we two guys to put up their over of mayhem against Ma-
World XI in
must back these guys,
Tillakaratne told the media
here on Sunday.
hands and do a miracle. I
am sure the boys want to do
the needful, he said.
linda Pushpakumara to the
obvious comparisons with
Kapil Dev. Excerpts: Smiling success: Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav
MSK Prasad all fund-raiser
The scintillating 26-run
over: It just happened. Hon-
estly I didnt want to go all
is a delighted man as he returns after a rewarding day.

been a bigger opportunity and we were like if he

praise for Pandya Special Correspondent
out in that over but I dont than that? (Dhawan) scores a hundred V.V. SUBRAHMANYAM comfortable position A Twenty20 game between
know what happened. Hyderabad
Nine wickets were down he will celebrate in this man- when he arrived at the a Sri Lanka XI and a World
Maybe I was connecting and I knew, if stay in the ner. He scored a 100 and he Chairman of the national crease yesterday. But, the XI will be held at the R.
pretty well, (and I thought) crease and connect the ball, did it. Last night I said that if cricket selection way he paced the innings Premadasa Stadium in
let me try this over and it would go for six. do something nice today, I committee M.S.K. Prasad is unbelievable, Prasad Colombo on September 8.
scored 26. It obviously feels Even if I were to mishit, I will celebrate the same way. was all praise for Hardik commented. SLC will host the match
good. From there I saw the had no choice. It was an The next Kapil: It feels good Pandyas brilliant century I am very happy to say which is aimed at raising
scoreboard and I was batting ideal opportunity and obvi- if someone (selection com- against Sri Lanka. that our search for an funds for disaster-affected
on 80 and I was like, wow! I ously there was the teams mittee chairman M.S.K. The knock that all-rounder has been children following floods
was in the zone. goal, which was then the Prasad) compares you with Pandya played is breath- successful in the form of and droughts in various
I usually dont look at the 400-run target and we such legends. taking. I am fortunate to Pandya. He will inspire parts of the island.
scoreboard, I just focus on scored close to 490. My focus is to become see it live in the stadium, many all-rounders in the SLC CEO Ashley de Silva
how I can help the innings Celebration style: Before what I can become. Even if I MSK said in a message to country like what the said the squads would com-
progress. the first day of this game, can be 10% of what he (Kapil) The Hindu. legendary Kapil Dev has bine past and present crick-
Spread field, opportunit- Shikhar (Dhawan), KL was, I will be pretty happy. Our team was not in a done, MSK said. eters, and that the game
ies galore: Could there have (Rahul) and I were sitting Seamlessly moving across had ICC approval.

Alli fires Spurs as Shelvey sees red SHOOTING

Mairaj, Rashmmi win gold

Lukakus brace helps United rout West Ham Sports Bureau
Astana (Kazakhstan)


> The sending off
changed everything. Mairaj Ahmad Khan and
He [Shelvey] made a Rashmmi Rathore defeated
Agence France-Presse
Jiangchi Liu and Jinmei Gao
London mistake. He has
of China 28-27 to clinch gold
Dele Alli fired Tottenham to a apologised but that in the mixed skeet event at
2-0 victory at Newcastle on changes nothing the Asian Shotgun Champi-
Sunday after the England now onship here on Sunday.
midfielder was involved in Rafa Benitez It was an impressive finish
the crucial dismissal of Mag- Newcastle coach for the Indian shotgun team,
pies midfielder Jonjo which had consistently won
Shelvey. but Newcastles 10 men were
largely pinned back in their medals in all the events, in-
Shelvey was shown a cluding womens skeet.
own half from that point.
second half red card for de- Mairaj and Rashmmi had
liberately treading on Alli, earlier topped the semifinals
Perfect start
who was on the ground only with the same score, ahead
Romelu Lukaku enjoyed a
yards from the referee Andre of Kazakhstan and another
dream debut for Manchester Moment to cherish: Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Rashmmi Rathore,
Marriner. Chinese team.
United as the Belgians brace who were on target in the mixed skeet event, with coach Ennio
Tottenham capitalised by inspired a 4-0 rout of West In the qualification stage, Falco, centre. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

scoring through Alli and then Prolific: Dele Alli continued from where he left off last season by scoring one and creating Ham. the Indian pair had shot 93,
Ben Davies to open its another against Newcastle United on Sunday. AFP *
The results: Manchester United to make the semifinals in the covery by both Mairaj and Kazakhstan (Vladislav
Premier League campaign 4 (Lukaku 33, 53, Martial 87, Po- fifth spot behind two teams Rashmmi. Mukhamediyev, Olga Panarina)
with a comfortable three for a sustained title chal- a 26th minute shot narrowly of the game was dictated by gba 90) bt West Ham 0; New- each from Kazakhstan and The results: Mixed skeet: 1. In- 27 (27) 95; 4. Kazakhstan-2 (Al-
points at St. James Park. lenge. wide, then bringing a save the dismissal of Shelvey in castle 0 lost to Tottenham 2 China. dia (Mairaj Ahmad Khan, exandr Yechshenko, Assem
After finishing second last Christian Eriksen was the from Rob Elliot shortly be- the 48th minute. Gayle did (Alli 61, Davies 70). Saturday: After having faltered in Rashmmi Rathore) 28 (28) 93 Orynbay) 24 (25) 96; 7. India-1
season, Tottenham will hope Tottenham dangerman in fore the end of the opening force Hugo Lloris to finally Brighton 0 lost to Manchester the individual event in dif- (3); 2. China (Jiangchi Liu, Jin- (Angad Vir Singh Bajwa, Ma-
its winning start bodes well the first 45 minutes, steering half. The pattern of the rest make a save moments later, City 2 (Aguero 70, Dunk 75-og). ferent ways, it was good re- mei Gao) 27 (29) 93(4); 3. heshwari Chauhan) 92(1).




Federer advances to final Silver Ikon Ramkumar
Extends his winning streak to 16; Svitolina dethrones Halep well prepared Lajovic
Sports Bureau
ROGERS CUP BENGALURU: Silver Ikon, who Cincinnati
has been well prepared, is expec-
ted to score in the
(1,200m), rated 45 to 65, 4-00: 1.
Ramkumar Ramanathan
Dortmund suspends Agence France-Presse Dharmaprakasha L.S. Venkaji
got past World No. 68
Attorney General (6) A. Sandesh
Dembele indefinitely Montreal Rao Memorial Trophy (1,200m), 60, 2. Fair Game (3) Jagadeesh Dusan Lajovic 7-6(1), 6-4 on
DORTMUND Swiss superstar Roger Fe- the main event of the races to be 57.5, 3. Ark Royal (10) Nazerul Saturday to make the
held here on Monday (Aug. 14). Alam 56.5, 4. Silver Ikon (2) second and final qualifying
Borussia Dortmund on derer turned in a precision False rails (width about 4m from Dhanu Singh 56.5, 5. Triumph
Sunday said Ousmane performance on Saturday at 1,600m to the winning post) will (11) Irvan Singh 56.5, 6. Madame round at the Cincinnati
Dembele remained the ATP Montreal tennis, us- be in position. Sultana (5) Syed Imran 56, 7. Top Masters.
ing thundering serves and Striker (1) S. John 55.5, 8. Secret The results:
suspended until further
notice for skipping training clever backhands to defeat 1 CONFUCIOUS STAKES
(1,100m), rated 00 to 20, 2-30
pm: 1. Perfect Horizon (5) Afsar
Dimension (8) Rajesh Kumar
54.5, 9. Tzar (4) Rayan Ahmed Cincinnati Masters: First
this week, as speculation unseeded Robin Haase for a 54.5, 10. Queen Credible (7) P. qualifying round: Ramkumar
Khan 60, 2. Kanthaka (8) Nazerul
continues to swirl over the spot in the final. Trevor 54, 11. Private Paradise (9) Ramanathan bt Dusan Lajovic
Alam 58.5, 3. High Voltage (10)
Ashhad Asbar 53.5 and 12. Expert
want-away forwards possible The 36-year-old Federer Darshan 58, 4. Countrys Image
(12) S.K. Paswan 53. (Srb) 7-6(1), 6-4; Maximilian
move to Barcelona. Borussia blasted nine aces and lost (7) Irvan Singh 57, 5. Now U Marterer (Ger) bt Prajnesh
Know (1) D. Patel 57, 6. Amaze (4) 1. SILVER IKON, 2. ATTORNEY
Dortmund have decided to just nine points on his serve B. Nayak 56.5, 7. Woodridge (3) GENERAL, 3. QUEEN CREDIBLE Gunneswaran 6-2, 7-6(2).
maintain the player Ousmane as he extended his match Adarsh 56.5, 8. Anmol Hira (11)
Dembeles suspension from win streak to 16 his longest Syed Imran 56, 9. Scorching (6)
Rajesh Kumar 54, 10. Tic Tac Toe
TROPHY (1,600), rated 30 to
50, 4-y-o & over, 4-30: 1. Amazing Kshitij
team training until further win streak in five years.
(2) Rayan Ahmed 51.5 and 11. Desire (9) Rayan Ahmed 60, 2.
He raised his game to an-
notice, the Bundesliga outfit
said in a statement. AFP other level when it mattered
Spectre (9) Arshad Alam 51.
Fresh Start (8) Arshad Alam 60,
3. Courtship (5) Dhanu Singh 58, joins
most, beating Netherlands SPECTRE 4. Super Smart (1) P. Trevor 57.5,
Dovizioso pips Marquez
in stunning Austrian GP
Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6(5) in
maiden 3-y-o only, (Terms), 3-
5. Alaina (10) S. John 56, 6. Day
Flower (4) Nazerul Alam 56, 7.
Dutch club
just 75 minutes. I'm very ex- Raw Gold (7) Srinath 56, 8. Rising
00: 1. Habanero (7) P. Trevor 56,
KNITTELFELD (AUSTRIA) cited to be back in the fi- Star corner: A fan takes a selfie with Elina Svitolina after the latter demolished Simona Halep to 2. Imprimatur (5) Selvaraj 56, 3. Brave (6) R. Marshall 55.5, 9. Press Trust of India
Andrea Dovizioso held off nals, Federer said. A bit reach the final. AFP * Shining Star (4) A. Vishwanath Saptajit (3) Syed Imran 55.5 and Mumbai
Marc Marquez to win a 56, 4. Wonderlust (-) (-) 56, 5. Al- 10. Fiorenzo (2) Anjar Alam 54.5.
surprising, to be quite hon- 1. SUPER SMART, 2. COURTSHIP, 3. Delhi boy Kshitij Kumar
thrilling Austrian MotoGP est, because I hadnt prac- you have a lot of things in the off the red-hot Sloane Steph- postponed from Friday due beretta (6) Irvan Singh 54.5, 6. As
Time Goes By (1) A. Sandesh FRESH START Singh has joined the Hol-
Grand Prix for Ducati on tised much. bag, said Federer, who ens, while Elina Svitolina to rain. land-based NEC Nijmegen
54.5, 7. Concept Win (3) S. John
Sunday. World championship
leader Marquez had started
Federer has taken more
time off this year than usual.
would earn the second seed
at the upcoming US Open if
needed two wins to punch
her ticket to the title match.
The results: At Montreal: 54.5, 8. Princess Rumela (2) R.
Marshall 54.5 and 9. Ultimate Le-
(1,200m), rated 15 to 35, 5-y-o
& over, 5-00: 1. Game Guy (11)
football club for its Un-
der-15 youth squad.
Semifinals: Alexander Zverev
on pole but Italian Dovizioso gend (8) Arshad Alam 54.5. Nazerul Alam 60, 2. Leon (7) R.
He skipped the clay-court he wins in Montreal. Wozniacki, the 2010 bt Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 7-5;
got the better of an
1. ALBERETTA, 2. HABANERO, 3. Pradeep 59.5, 3. Cool Springs (3) NEC Nijmegen is a pro-
season from April to mid- champion, required 80 Roger Federer bt Robin Haase AS TIME GOES BY Shobhan 59, 4. What A Nice Man
incredible battle where the fessional football club
June. Bopanna-Dodig in final minutes to eliminate a resur- 6-3, 7-6(5). (2) D. Patel 59, 5. Amalfi Coast (5)
lead changed hands several
times, including twice on the
Second seeded Federer
will meet German Alexander
In doubles, Rohan Bopanna
and Ivan Dodig reached the
gent Stephens 6-2, 6-3 and
reach her sixth final of 2017.
Doubles (semifinals): Rohan 3 SMART CHIEFTAN CUP
(1,200m), rated 30 to 50, 3-
30: 1. Black Swan (8) Dhanu
Kiran Rai 57, 6. Celestial Storm
(4) Md. Akram 55.5, 7. Princeaz-
which competes in the
Dutch Eerste Divisie.
Bopanna & Ivan Dodig bt Raven eem (1) Dhanu Singh 55.5, 8.
final corner. AFP Singh 60, 2. Carolina (3) S. Shiva
Zverev in the final where he final with a 4-6, 7-6(8), [11-9] Fifth seeded Svitolina Klaasen & Rajeev Ram 4-6, 7-6 Kumar 57, 3. Santorini Secret (1) Brunaldo (8) Anjar Alam 55, 9. The 13-year-old, a
will be seeking his sixth title win over Raven Klaasen and quashed defending champ (8), [11-9]. D. Patel 57, 4. Interesting (5) Cullinan (9) Adarsh 54.5, 10. An- second year batch student
gelic Love (10) Jagadeesh 54 and
Babuns of 2017. The latter won the
battle of the teenagers
Rajeev Ram. They will meet
Pierre Hugues Herbert and
Simona Haleps quest for
back-to-back titles with a 6-1,
At Toronto: Semifinals: Car-
oline Wozniacki bt Sloane
Srinath 55.5, 5. Kings Son (6)
Rayan Ahmed 55.5, 6. Mint (7) Ir-
van Singh 55.5, 7. Maybe Forever
11. Irish Prince (6) Janardhan P
of Reliance Foundation
Young Champs (RFYC) res-
against Denis Shapovalov Nicolas Mahut who beat 6-1 demolition. idential football program,
brace 6-4, 7-5. Oliver Marach and Mate The win came just hours
Stephens 6-2, 6-3; Elina Svito-
lina bt Simona Halep 6-1, 6-1.
(2) A. Ramu 55, 8. Saga (9) R.
Manjunath 55, 9. Streak Ahead
EEM, 3. LEON had been to the Nether-
Confidence can get you a Pavic 7-5, 6-3. after she ousted reigning (4) P. Trevor 54.5, 10. I Smile (10) Days best: SILVER IKON lands for two rounds of tri-
stuns MSC long way, and if you're feel- Denmarks Caroline Woz- Wimbledon champion Gar-
Quarterfinals: Elina Svitolina bt
Garbine Muguruza 4-6, 6-4,
Ramesh Kumar 54 and 11. Afrik-
aner (11) S.K. Paswan 52.
SMART als with PSV Eindhoven
ing fine physically and you niacki rolled into the final of bine Muguruza 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 6-3, Simona Halep bt Caroline 1. STREAK AHEAD, 2. BLACK Jkt: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6; Tr (i): 1, 2 and and NEC Nijmegen earlier
Special Correspondent are ready to fight mentally the WTA Toronto by cooling in a quarterfinal that was Garcia 6-4, 6-2. SWAN, 3. KINGS SON 3; (ii): 4, 5 and 6. this year.
Patha Chakra rode on
Babun Das brace to stun
Mohammedan Sporting in
Tenacious Mounika springs Confident of bids in
its opening match of the
Premier Division-A Cal- Veiby, Gill lead excess of 1 crore
cutta Football League at
a big surprise
Kalyani on Sunday.
Joel Sunday banked on a
defensive lapse to put
Team MRF to 1-2 finish Teen holds GM Jha; easy for other leading GMs Kabaddi has become a future for the
Patha Chakra ahead in the youth now, says Tomar
35th minute and helped his RAKESH RAO
team lead 1-0 at half-time. AHMEDABAD G. Viswanath
Patha Chakra doubled the It took 14-year-old B. Ahmedabad
lead when Monotosh Chak- Mounika Akshaya 100 moves Nitin Tomar played a big
ladar converted Babuns spread over five hours and part in Indias Kabaddi
corner in the 57th minute. 10 minutes to gain the most World Cup win last year, es-
Just after the hour mark, memorable result of a career pecially in the final against
Mohammedan fought back that promises a great deal. Iran and his sparkling per-
in style. Its Cameroonian Playing against an Indian formance did not go un-
forward Dipanda Dicka Grandmaster for the first noticed. As a raider, Tomar
scored twice within a gap time, the tenacious Guntur- won some big points.
of three minutes to draw girl held former champion When the ProKabaddi
parity. Nevertheless, man- Sriram Jha and provided the was expanded to 12 teams,
of-the-match Babun shot Fast and furious: Ole Christian Veiby gets the drift going during biggest first-round surprise the UP franchise GMR
home low in the 69th his win over Gaurav Gill. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
* in the National Challenger League Games bought him
minute and again found chess championship here on for a record 93 lakh. Com-
the net off Snehashishs Sports Bureau lowing the second round in Sunday. Top show: Mounika Akshaya makes a move during her standout ing into the Vivo Nitin Tomar.
pass originating from an Johor Bahru (Malaysia) Australia after Gill had taken After all serious con- performance against Sriram Jha. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
ProKabaddi season 5 with
83rd minute counter-attack Thanks to a stunning drive, the season-opener in New tenders opened their cam- 115 raid points, the 22-year- make a career out of it.
to seal victory. Indias Gaurav Gill made up a Zealand a month earlier. paign with expected victor- Slav but it was nice today, Dey, after Mary Ann Gomes old Tomar has added an- The 22-year-old Indian
The results: Patha Chakra 4 deficit of over two minutes The win also helped Veiby ies, Jha finally bowed to the said Mounika, who played 37 defeated her blind rival other 26 in the four matches Navy employee is convinced
(Babun Das 2, Joel Sunday, to finish second behind Nor- consolidate his champion- gritty display of the young- successive queen-moves at Ashvin Makwana. he has played for UP Yo- that franchises will go to the
Monotosh Chakladar) bt Mo- wegian Ole Christian Veiby ship lead over Gill. ster after all his efforts for a one point and could have Important results: First round: ddha. And his team has won extent of offering 1 crore
hammedan Sporting 2 for a Team MRF 1-2 result in breakthrough failed to bear claimed a draw since there R. Mohith lost to Aravindh three out is four matches in and more at the next
Provisional classification: FIA
(Dipanda Dicka 2). the International Rally of Jo- fruit. was no pawn-move or pawn- Chithambaram; S.L. Narayanan Zone B. ProKabaddi auction.
APRC: 1. Ole Christian Veiby &
Peerless 1 (Dodoz) bt Cal- hor, the third round of FIA Stig Rune Skjarmoen (Team
In what was the penultim- capture for the stipulated bt Neelabh Jyoti Borthakur. Speaking to The Hindu on Yes...bilkul (certainly).
cutta Customs 0. Asia Pacific Rally Champion- MRF, Skoda Fabia R5) ate game out of 127 con- over 50 moves. Karan Trivedi lost to M.R. La- Sunday, Tomar said,the en- This year it was 7 lakh
ship, here on Sunday. (3:02:39.1); 2. Gaurav Gill & tests to finish, Jha was left Among the International lith Babu; N. Srinath bt Sambit vironment is very good now. short of 1 crore. I am confid-
Body of swimming Gill, the 35-year-old Delhi- Stephane Prevot (Team MRF, shaking his head in disbelief Masters, Jhas LIC teammate Panda; Sneh Dave lost to Clubs have started mush- ent there will be a few suc-
coach recovered based defending champion, Skoda Fabia R5) (03:07:20.8); but was quick to praise his Dinesh Kumar Sharma was Swapnil Dhopade; Himanshu rooming even in the villages cessful bids in excess of 1
The body of swimming came up with one of his 3. Jari Ketomaa & Ville Mannis- determined rival. She gave the only one to lose. He fell Sharma bt Rahul Kumar; Aryan of Baghpat district where crore at the next auction. At
coach Kajal Dutta was re- finest drives ever in the Race enmali (Mpart Sport, Mitsubishi me no chance at all. She was to local challenger Kartavya lost to Abhijit Kunte; Debashis people did not know about least five or six players will
covered from a pond near Torque-prepared Skoda Fa- Mirage) (03:07:39.5). solid right through. It was Anadat in 37 moves. Air-In- Das bt Himanshu Harsh; Vishal kabaddi and did not have fa- get there.
College Square following bia R5, winning all the six FIA Asia Cup: 1. Gaurav Gill & amazing how well-prepared dias S. Satyapragyan and Vikee lost to M.S. Thej Kumar. cilities. When ProKabaddi star-
an extensive search. Special Stages on Sunday. Stephane Prevot (Team MRF, she was. Tamil Nadus Niranjan Naval- Deepan Chakkravarthy bt The KBD Juniors pro- ted, the highest bid was
Dutta, who was in his He roared past overnight Skoda Fabia R5) (03:07:20.8); In fact, Jha was not aware gund were held by far lesser- Lalzawmliana; S. Satyapragyan gramme is good. It is shown 12.5 lakh. This game is
mid-sixties and had parti- second-placed Finnish ace 2. Michael Young & Malcolm that Mounika had opted for rated rivals. drew with Chaitanya Sairam on STAR Sports on linked to our soil, its a 40-
cipated in National-level Jari Ketomaa while Veiby Read (Cusco Racing, Subaru Im- Slav Defence for the first Two of the leading ladies Mogili; Sriram Jha drew with B. Mondays. Schools are set- minute game, a damdhar
competitions, went miss- held on to a huge Leg-1 lead preza) (03:18:42.9); 3. Yuva time. I was very sleepy and in the fray had contrasting Mounika Akshaya; Amid Khalid ting aside time for playing (strong) game. And the pub-
ing while swimming in the to win by over four minutes. Sumiyama & Takahiro Yasui did not have time to prepare victories. National champion drew with Niranjan Navalgund; kabaddi. The game has be- lic like to see the sport and
pond on Friday. His body The 21-year old Veiby thus (Cusco Racing, Skoda Fabia R5) today as I was searching for Padmini Rout was taken to Dinesh Kumar Sharma lost to come a bhavishya (future) enjoy it. This is the USP of
was recovered on Saturday. scored back-to-back wins fol- (04:10:42.8). a room. I have never played the fifth hour by Mahitosh Kartavya Anadkat. for the youth now. They can kabaddi.


THE HINDU CROSSWORD 12085 (set by Afterdark)

11 After dark, went through
entrance of cell, perhaps (6)
3 Preferably, team leader should
be admitted in a top business
His Maya Swaroopa
12 Revolutionary Guards accept school (7)
Suka captures the enjoyable experiences of the cowherd
servant as a member of the boys in the company of Krishna and Balarama in Brindavan
board, say (8) 5 Say, No. 1 at work with energy,
even as he describes in detail the idyllic and pastoral beau-
13 Electrical cable fixed in circuit but not good, has no yen (6)
ties of the place. It is clear that Suka is overwhelmed by the
to receive transcription (9) good fortune of the inhabitants of Vraja who are able to be-
6 Flying train runs over Stokes,
15 Demand action to dismiss hold and enjoy the very Lord of the universe, the Supreme
taken to hospital ward (9)
democrat and accommodate Brahman, who is the object of meditation of Yogis and
nationalist (4) sadhus, pointed out Kalyanapuram Sri Aravamudhachariar
7 Sign on road featuring public in a discourse. Even the celestial beings such as Brahma, In-
16 Feed from channel lacks
announcement can be spotted dra, Agni, etc, are at times baffled by the way Krishna plays
substance (4)
(7) the role of a cowherd and also does extraordinary feats in
17 Assembled CPU hot, yet use
the keyboard (5-4) the most unassuming manner.
8 To start with, need to confirm It is said that once Brahma falters on seeing the scene of
21 Say, communication note son has turned out to be an
received by the French forces
Krishna enjoying the food brought from home in the com-
iconoclast (13) pany of the cowherd boys. The Lord, to whom all offerings
of yagnas are made, partakes of the simple lunch with ut-
22 Ask her to dance with an 14 Start to finish, journalist is not most satisfaction. In his eagerness to see more of the Lords
influential person (6) restrained by limits (4-5) divine play, Brahma hides away the calves. The cowherd
24 Buddhist school discloses boys inform Krishna of the disappearance of the calves and
Vedas as the sources of 16 Supply beer regularly to Krishna goes in search of them. Brahma then hides the boys
primary holy text (4,6) Siemens branches (7) Solution to puzzle 12084 Solution to yesterdays Sudoku also. The all knowing Lord now assumes the form of the lost
25 Great; a six landing on the calves and cowherd boys, as also of all their equipments.
ACROSS edge of the stand (4) 18 Fool, drowned in wine is The whole group returns home in the evening. Nobody is
1 Worldwide, company leaders 26 Market, day by day is sunk by found in a shrub (7) missed. Even Balarama is not able to guess that the boys and
monitor income closely to tax... (6) the calves are all forms of the Lord and not the original
contain loss at the end (6) 27 ...calling accountant about 19 Leading empire collapses ones.
4 English book procured from refund of money (6) against resistance (7) At the end of a year, Brahma sees the old and new
handy website (6) cowherds and calves together and is unable to distinguish
9 Its a curse to live without a DOWN 20 Tour party behind time to between the two sets. The Lord reveals to Brahma His
name (4) 1 Heard AC broke down; its a fake reach capital of Libya (6) swaroopa and Maya. Brahma is humbled. He bows to the
10 Spirited demonstrations to (7) Lord and hails His compassion by which all beings are
expose dirt of builder (10) 2 Heard dues were returned to 23 Father returned bill by mail guided into an awareness of His infinite glory and by which
Eastern European (5) without delay (5) they also shed their egos.




Bolt, Farah farewell party falls flat

No fairytale end, this
The Jamaican limps off with cramps, while the Briton finishes second in the 5,000m
ished a disappointing 12th in
mens javelin. He could only
France's Mayer is muster a best throw of
best decathlete 80.02m in his third attempt.
LONDON National-record holder
Rio Olympic silver medallist Agence France-Presse
Khushbir Kaur finished 42nd
Kevin Mayer claimed Frances spot with a below-par per-
second gold from the mens Athletics legends Usain Bolt formance in the womens
decathlon with a total of and Mo Farah experienced 20km race walk.
8,768 points. Germanys Rico some of the greatest mo- The results: Men: 5,000m: 1.
Freimuth, bronze winner two ments in their careers at the Mukhtar Edris (Eth) 13min
years ago in the Beijing 2012 Olympics in London 32.79sec, 2. Mohamed Farah
worlds, took silver in 8,564 but five years on and back in (GBR) 13:33.22, 3. Paul Chelimo
points and his compatriot Kai the same stadium, misery re- (USA) 13:33.30; 4x100m relay:
Kazmirek got the bronze in placed joy on Saturday. 1. Britain (Chijindu Ujah, Adam
8,488. AFP Bolt, who won the indi- Gemili, Daniel Talbot, Neth-
vidual 100 and 200m and aneel Mitchell-Blake) 37.47 sec,
the 4x100m relay in London 2. United States 37.52, 3. Japan
in 2012, collapsed to the 38.04; Javelin: 1. Johannes Vet-
track injured anchoring the ter (Ger) 89.89m, 2. Jakub
Jamaica 4x100m relay team. Vadlejch (Cze) 89.73, 3. Petr
Jamaican team doctor Dr. Frydrych (Cze) 88.32; Decath-
Kevin Jones said Bolt had lon: 1. Kevin Mayer (Fra) 8,768
points, 2. Rico Freimuth (Ger)
suffered cramps in his left
8,564, 3. Kai Kazmirek (Ger)
Britain takes 4x100m hamstring.
with European record The organisers brought on Dance of delight: The United States quartet is on cloud nine after winning the 4x100m.
Women: 4x100m relay: 1.
The British team of Chijindu a wheelchair but Bolt *
United States (Aaliyah Brown,
Ujah, Adam Gemili, Danny shrugged them aside and
Allyson Felix, Morolake
Talbot and Nethaneel limped across the line, grim- 5,000m and 10,000m to style by winning the win a medal in his final race Akinosun, Tori Bowie) 41.82
Mitchell-Blake broke the acing. Jamaica's 110m deafening cheers in London 10,000m, had been left by allowed American great sec, 2. Britain 42.12, 3. Jamaica
European record that had hurdles champion Omar in 2012, put up a spirited and Edris as the bell went and as Allyson Felix to move ahead 42.19; 100m hurdles: 1. Sally
stood since 1999 by 0.26 McLeod and relay teammate courageous effort but for the hard as he tried he just didn't in the overall career World Pearson (Aus) 12.59sec, 2.
seconds to win the mens said nothing had changed first time in six years of quite have the legs to pass medals table with 15 after Dawn Harper Nelson (USA)
4x100m. That record was with regard to the reputation global championship com- his younger rival in the fin- she was part of the womens 12.63, 3. Pamela Dutkiewicz
established by the British of Bolt. Usain Bolt's name petition he had to settle for ishing straight. 4x100m relay gold-winning (Ger) 12.72; High jump: 1. Maria
team of Jason Gardener, will always live on, he said. silver behind Muktar Edris of It's been amazing. It's team. The Americans had to Lasitskene (ANA - neutral)
Darren Campbell, Marlon Briton Farah, who had Ethiopia. been a long journey but it's fight hard to edge out the 2.03m, 2. Yulia Levchenko (Ukr) Agony: Even as the world willed him on for one final surge
Devonish and Dwain won the first of his four Farah, who started the been incredible, said Farah. British team. 2.01, 3. Kamila Licwinko (Pol) down the home straight, something gave in Usain Bolts left
Chambers as silver medal global double doubles of championships in grand Bolt's dramatic failure to Davinder Singh Kang fin- 1.99. hamstring, and a glorious career ended with a whimper. AFP *

winners behind the USA at

the 1999 IAAF World
Championships in Seville,
Spain. AGENCIES Kisner holds on to lead after rough day Yoddha, Pirates in deadlock
Matsuyama, Stroud one stroke behind; McIlroy and Spieth struggle The latter clinches the last point to share the honours
Agence France-Presse G. Viswanath
Lasitskene, competing as Ahmedabad
a neutral, wins high jump Kevin Kisner clung on for a Patna Pirates Pardeep Nar-
LONDON one-stroke lead after Sat- wal and Monu Goyat are ex-
Russias Maria Lasitskene urdays roller-coaster third emplary raiders who, by
retained the womens high round of the PGA Champion- their sheer speed and flailing
jump title. The 24-year-old, ship, where contenders rose arms and legs on the rival
competing as an authorised only to be humbled by the court, bring an electrifying
neutral athlete, cleared 2.03 formidable Quail Hollow. effect and raise the tempo at
meters for the gold medal. Kisner dropped three any venue.
Lasitskene, who missed last strokes on the last three The team came into its
years Rio Olympics because holes to finish one-over 72, fourth match unbeaten Rounding up: UP Yoddha antis prepare to tackle a Pirates
of Russias suspension, failed giving him a tally of seven- twice against Telugu Titans raider. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

at 1.99 twice but regained under 206 for 54 holes at the and once versus Bengaluru
form thereafter. My two years final Major. Bulls and with its bearded second half, he was back in on the look out for a touch
failed attempts at 1.99m woke World No. 3 Hideki Mat- captain Narwal tallying 42 play with three and half on the rival corners manned
me up, she said. AGENCIES suyama shot 73 to share raid points and Goyat with minutes left and scored four by Nitesh Kumar, Pankaj and
second on 207 with Chris 25 points. As a combination telling points to deny the in the middle Jeeva Kumar.
Stroud. they are lethal. Nitin Tomar-led Yoddha. Narwal was captured
Im disappointed in the Catching a break: After having landed in the water once already, Kevin Kisner enjoyed the rub of But on an eventful day Credit is also due to To- close to half-a-dozen times
way I played, Matsuyama the green on the Green Mile, salvaging a bogey on the 18th after his approach bounced off a rock that saw some splendid mar who, in the buzzer-time which spoke highly of the UP
said. However, Im happy to in a water hazard. AFP *
work by several playmakers raid, did not take the peril- sides intention to target the
just to be one stroke back in both teams at the Arena ous path of going all out for rival captain and render him
and still have a chance. Just a terrible finish. Im World No. 14 Justin Lahiri slipped from tied 43rd by Transstadia, the two-time an attack against seven Pir- out of action.
Pearsons golden Only 15 players cracked kicking myself over that, Thomas fired a 69 to share to joint 68th, carding five- champions Pirates and UP ates forming a defensive Yoddhas Mahesh Goud
return from injury par for three rounds at the Kisner said. A lot of burning fourth with Louis Oosthuizen over for a tally of 221. Yoddha ended the first game chain. In the end, both has caught attention and the
LONDON 7,600-yard layout, setting the putts that went off the edges. just two strokes adrift. on Sunday in a 27-all stale- teams showed warmth as UP franchise should be
Australias Sally Pearson won stage for a dramatic Sunday Hopefully they will fall Rory McIlroy, trying to The scores (after three mate. Pirates, in fact, won they shook hands. happy that he and Pankaj
rounds): 206: Kevin Kisner 67,
her second world womens showdown for the Wana- tomorrow. snap a three-year Major the last point to the share Narwal scored nine should hold their team in
67, 72; 207: Chris Stroud 68,
100 meters hurdles title in six maker Trophy, and a top Matsuyama opened with a drought, fired a 73 to stand the honours. points, but a colleague who good stead in the six home
68, 71; Hideki Matsuyama 70,
years. Pearson, 30, who won prize of $1.89 million. bogey, made birdie at the on 217. The architect of Pirates rose to the occasion and matches.
64, 73; 208: Justin Thomas 73,
the world title in 2011 and Kisner birdied 14 and 15 par-5 seventh, but stumbled Its tough, McIlroy said. 66, 69; Louis Oosthuizen 70, 67,
remarkable comeback story kept his team in the hunt The result: Patna Pirates 27
Olympic gold five years ago, for a two-stroke lead but with back-to-back bogeys at You are just scrambling for 71; 210: Grayson Murray 68, 73, was the ever-reliable Narwal. right through the match was tied with UP Yoddha 27.
clocked 12.59 seconds for the found water on his approach 12 and the par-3 13. pars. Its tough to get close- 69; 211: Graham DeLaet 70, 73, Cooling his heels on the Goyat; he scored eight valu- Gujarat Fortunegiant 27 bt
gold. Its been a long journey at 16 and lipped out a 30-foot Stroud shocked himself to to-the-pin positions. Thats 68; Patrick Reed 69, 73, 69; bench for a large part of the able points and was always Jaipur Pink Panthers 20.
back from injury but to get putt to make double bogey. make the final group with a why you see so many guys Gary Woodland 68, 74, 69;
this moment and go and At 18, Kisners approach 71 despite a bogey-bogey fin- scrambling out there. Scott Brown 73, 68, 70;
celebrate in front of my bounced off a rock in a water ish. Jordan Spieth closed with Francesco Molinari 73, 64, 74;
family is unreal. This is just so hazard and landed in deep Really didnt do anything a double bogey to shoot 71 212: Chez Reavie 72, 70, 70;
incredible to be a world rough. He chipped across the great but I didnt do anything and was on 216, 10 shots Kang Sung 70, 71, 71; Ryan Fox
champion again, Pearson green and two-putted for bo- bad, he said. Im still right adrift. 75, 66, 71; Rickie Fowler 69, 70,
said. AGENCIES gey but stayed in front. there. I still have a chance. Further back, Anirban 73.


India-A falls cheaply;

S. Africa-A in control
Press Trust of India
dia-As top-scorer in an in-
nings that saw only four
India-A was bowled out for a double digit scores.
paltry 120 as South Africa-A With a first innings lead
put itself in a dominant posi- of 226, South Africa came
tion by the end of the out to bat again, scoring 66
second days play in the first for no loss in 20 overs.
Test here on Sunday. Opener Stephen Cook (32
Beuran Hendricks (three batting), who had notched
for 23) and Dane Piedt up a century in the first in-
(three for 32) did the most nings, and skipper Aiden
damage after the hosts, re- Markram (34 batting) were
suming at 278 for four, had at the crease at stumps.
posted 346 in their first in- The scores:
nings. South Africa-A 346 in 117.3
Mohammed Siraj (four overs and 66 for no loss in 20
for 61) and Shahbaz Nadeem overs (Stephen Cook 32 bat-
(four for 117) were the main ting, Aiden Markram 34 bat-
wicket-takers. ting) vs India-A 120 in 39
Shreyas Iyer (31) was In- overs.





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