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up in Byculla jail it is a ight of ideologies by Bashar al-Assad team's head coach
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Indo-U.S. statement focusses China protests EU slaps a
record €2.4 bn

on ight against terrorism against ‘incursion’ ine on Google

Agence France Press
Justiies turning away Indian pilgrims Brussels
GJM supporters intensify The European Union (EU)
protests The relationship “has never been stronger, has never been better,” says Trump slapped a record €2.4 bil-
KOLKATA lion anti-trust fine on
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha
on Tuesday stepped up its
Varghese K George
Washington ‘We are world Google on Tuesday, deal-
ing a fresh blow to the U.S.
protests in Darjeeling, with Prime Minister Narendra tech giant and risking the
some activists burning copies Modi and U.S. President leaders in anger of U.S. President
of the GTA agreement, and Donald Trump jointly de- Donald Trump.
many youth getting their clared on Monday that bilat- social media’ “The European Com-
backs smashed with eral ties between India and mission has fined Google
tubelights. the U.S. would continue to Varghese K. George €2.42 billion ($2.7 billion)
grow, seeking to dispel no- WASHINGTON for breaching EU anti-trust
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD tions that the latter’s election President Donald Trump rules,” a statement said,
to the White House on a na- lavished praise on Prime adding that the Silicon Val-
tionalist agenda might have a Minster Narendra Modi, and ley juggernaut had abused
negative impact on the rela- also feigned some jealousy, its market dominance as
tionship. as both appeared together the world’s most popular
With Mr. Modi by his side before the media a few times search engine to give illegal
in the Rose Garden of the on Monday. advantage to its Google
White House after they met In sync: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets U.S. President When they read out Atul Aneja overstepped and trespassed Shopping service.
for the first time, Mr. Trump Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the White individual statements before Beijing into the Chinese border.”
said the relationship “has House in Washington, D.C. PTI
reporters after the formal China on Tuesday con- The Chinese protest ‘It’s illegal’
never been stronger, has deliberations, Mr. Trump firmed that it had suspen- comes after a warm per- “What Google has done is
Mulayam meets rape
never been better.” the usual American position ders by India for American brought up their shared ded the entry of Indian pil- sonal meeting earlier this illegal under EU antitrust
accused Prajapati in jail
The leaders shared a meal on Pakistan that usually companies will be nearly $19 campaign and media grims undertaking the month between Prime Min- rules. It denied other com-
and three hugs in the four pulls it up for harbouring billion, “supporting thou- strategy, and their social Kailash Mansarovar Yatra ister Narendra Modi and panies the chance to com-
SP supremo Mulayam Singh
hours that Mr. Modi spent at terrorist groups and echoed sands of U.S. jobs.” media following. and lodged a formal protest Chinese President Xi Jinping pete on merits and to in-
Yadav visited the district jail
the White House, and First Indian concerns regarding Addressing the media “I am proud to announce with New Delhi, following in Astana, on the sidelines novate,” European
to meet ex-minister Gayatri
Lady Melania Trump gave the Chinese-led Belt and after the formal talks but be- to the media, to the an alleged cross-border in- of the summit of the Shang- Commissioner for Compet-
Prasad Prajapati, lodged
the Prime Minister a tour of Road initiative. “We will des- fore the reception and din- American people, and to the cursion by Indian troops. hai Cooperation Organisa- ition Margrethe Vestager
there in connection with a
the residential quarters. troy radical Islamic terror- ner, Mr. Trump and Mr. Modi Indian people, that Prime Chinese Foreign Ministry tion. said in a statement. “And
rape case.
ism,” Mr. Trump said. spoke of shared democratic Minister Modi and I are spokesman Geng Shuang The two leaders are also most importantly, it denied
NORTH 쑺 PAGE 3 ‘Visible chemistry’ Both sides reiterated their values, and their status of world leaders in social said: “We have lodged sol- expected to meet in the European consumers a
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD The interaction between the commitment to continuing being leaders of two big media — we are believers — emn representation in coastal Chinese city of Xia- genuine choice of services
leaders showed “visible the course on strategic con- democracies. “The friend- giving the citizens of our Beijing and New Delhi to men during the BRICS sum- and the full benefits of in-
HYV activists held for chemistry,” and “they were vergence in Asia Pacific, in- ship between the United countries the opportunity to elaborate our solemn posi- mit in September. novation,” she said. The
gang rape, beating cop comfortable talking to each creasing defence trade part- States and India is built on hear directly from their tion.” On Monday, the Chinese decision comes less than a
other,” Foreign Secretary S. nership and added energy as shared values, including our elected officials, and for us Defence Ministry said in a year after Ms. Vestager
The UP police have arrested Jaishankar told reporters. a new thrust area of shared commitment to to hear directly from them. I Urgent action sought statement that the occur- shocked the world and
three activists of the Hindu The one-on-one meeting las- cooperation. democracy,” the President guess it has worked very He pointed out that China’s rence at the frontier was Washington with an order
Yuva Vahini on charges of ted 40 minutes. said. well in both cases.” diplomatic protest was in re- “seriously endangering the that iPhone manufacturer
gang rape and beating up a A joint statement issued Defence sale means jobs Earlier, when both sponse to the “trespassing peace and stability of the Apple repay €13 billion in
cop in Bareilly. after the deliberations un- A fact sheet provided by the CONTINUED ON 쑺 PAGE 12 leaders sat in the Oval into the Chinese border by border areas.” back taxes in Ireland.
NATION 쑺 PAGE 8 derscored the fight against White House said, with the BIG GAINS, BUT STATEMENT GETS Office, Mr. Modi waved to Indian border personnel.”
terrorism as a cornerstone of sale of Guardian drones, A DELICATE BALANCING 쑺 PAGE 13 the cameras in the room. He demanded “immediate CONTINUED ON 쑺 PAGE 12 CONTINUED ON 쑺 PAGE 12
OPPORTUNITIES 쑺 PAGE 2 mutual cooperation between Apache attack helicopters, WARM IN WASHINGTON actions” by India to with- A STRONG SIGNAL; SPIKE THE DENOUEMENT OF A DAVID
DELHI METRO 쑺 4 PAGES the countries, went beyond and C-17 aircraft, defence or- 쑺 EDITORIAL CONTINUED ON 쑺 PAGE 12 draw personnel “who have IN BREACH 쑺 PAGE 12 VERSUS GOLIATH 쑺 PAGE 15

Cops probing
bufalo killing
Haryana’s praise of veil sparks row No interim orders on Aadhaar: SC
attacked Opposition charges Khattar government with promoting regressive mindset Press Trust of India
New Delhi
no one would be deprived of
welfare for want of this iden-
body might be deprived of
welfare benefits due to the
Special Correspondent The Supreme Court on Tues- tification. lack of Aadhaar, especially
Staff Reporter cattle feed on her head. the armed forces to name grammes such as ‘Beti
Chandigarh day refused to pass an in- when no such affected per-
The caption of the photo- just a few,” Mr. Surjewala bachao-beti padhao’ for the terim order against the Three petitions son had come before it.
The police came under at- A photo caption in a Hary- graph says that the “pride of said. betterment of girls, on the Centre’s notification making The apex court observed The court was hearing
tack in Muzaffarnagar on ana government magazine the veil (ghoonghat) is the The leader of the Opposi- other hand a government Aadhaar mandatory for that no interim order could three separate petitions
Tuesday while returning saying that the veil identity of my Haryana”. tion in the Haryana As- booklet attempts to promote availing benefits of social be passed merely on the challenging the govern-
from a village after enquir- (ghoonghat) was the “iden- Reacting sharply to the sembly, Abhay Singh the practice of veils, which is welfare schemes, with the “apprehension” raised by ment’s notification.
ing into rumours of illegal tity of the State” has invited caption, Congress spokes- Chautala of the Indian Na- unfortunate,” he said. “The government assuring it that the petitioners that some- CONTINUED ON 쑺 PAGE 12
slaughter of buffalo. The criticism from the Opposi- person Randeep Surjewala tional Lok Dal, said the State government should, in fact,
police team was returning tion, which has accused the said it reflected the regress- government should be work- start an awareness drive to
when they saw meat being ruling Bharatiya Janata Party ive attitude of the ruling BJP ing towards empowering discard the veil and em-
sold on the streets in Kot- government of promoting a government. women. power women,” he added.
wali. regressive mindset. “A regressive mindset and Mr Chautala said instead Former Haryana CM
When they asked about The March 2017 issue of objectification of women is of appealing to all to shun Bhupinder Singh Hooda
the source of the meat, res- Krishi Samvad, a supple- the DNA of the BJP. The Man- the practice of covering their raised doubts over the gov-
idents of the Khalapar area ment of the Haryana Samvad ohar Lal Khattar government face, the government was ernment’s sincerity towards
attacked them. The mob magazine, published once a has failed to realise that promoting backward the welfare of women, say-
threw stones, and des- month by the State govern- Haryana girls and women thinking. ing while the world was mov-
troyed police vehicles. ment, carries a photograph have excelled in fields such “While on the one hand ing ahead the State govern-
DETAILS ON 쑺 PAGE 9 of a veiled woman carrying as space science, sports and they (the BJP) boast of pro- ment was taking a step back.


AP to go digital to
secure ancient icons
Theft exposed lack of accurate records
P. Sujatha Varma

Embarrassed by the ease

with which thieves
smuggled out antiques, the
new Board of Tourism,
Culture and Heritage in
Andhra Pradesh will digitize Retrieved heritage: Union
centuries-old treasures. Minister Mahesh Sharma with
The return to India last the Worshippers of Buddha
month of three sculptures in New Delhi recently. PTI *

from the National Gallery of

Australia has turned the worshipping a pillar. They
spotlight on icon smugglers. are depicted with the feet of
A Seated Buddha in stone, a sakhya muni or Budha
Worshippers of Buddha padas. It was one of nine
carving and a 900-year-old objects stolen from
image of Goddess Chandavaram on three
Pratyangira were returned, occasions — on October 9,
and went on show in Delhi 2000, February 2, 2001,
last month. and March 23, 2001.
The limestone One of them was later
‘Worshippers of Buddha,’ exhibited in the NGA. On
from the Satavahana era the opening night of the
dating back to between 1st expo, Amareswar Galla,
Century BCE and 2nd then at the Australian
Century CE, was stolen on National University, told the
February 2, 2001, from the authorities that the
Chandavaram site museum sculpture was from AP. But
in Prakasam district. Ten he was assured that it was
people broke into the acquired legally.
museum around midnight “Nobody knew that it was
and made off with it. stolen. Interpol had not
The panel shows two been informed,” says Prof.
pairs of male and female Galla, an adviser on
devotees [partly disfigured] international heritage to the
in a standing posture, AP government.



Talent is not made on the assembly line

Leaders in the manufacturing sector are beginning to invest more in growing talent within their organisations
Amogh Deshmukh tion is asked in the context of skills against which these
the manufacturing sector, leaders were assessed.

he stiffest challenge the answers could open the * Maintaining or enhan-
faced by the manufac- door to solving the crisis of cing self-esteem.
turing sector is in the talent there. * Listening and respond-
area of talent. Many leaders If you put this question to ing with empathy.
in the sector have admitted leaders across an organisa- * Asking for help and en-
that "what got us here (in- tion, you will be amazed with couraging involvement (to
vestment in capex) will not the responses. Some will say, build collaboration).
take us there". It's talent that "With the customer." That's * Sharing thoughts, feel-
will make all the difference. an obvious thing. Other ings and rationale (to build
Though the realisation has things you may hear would trust).
dawned on a good number of include planning and organ- * Providing support
leaders, the speed of change ising, managing organisa- without removing responsib-
is slow, very slow. And why tional politics and being on ility (to build ownership).
would the change not be the shop floor to ensure pro- * Facilitating discussions
slow? duction deliverables are met. Leader performance on
For, when it's time to in- You may even hear them say these interaction skills is
vest in the talent within the they are responding to sorely lacking, with less than
organisations, many leaders emails. one in three displaying high
pay considerable attention to And why not? Our organ- proficiency. Not surprisingly,
the wage bills, figuring out isations are designed in a senior managers perform as
where they can keep salaries way that we get too busy just poorly as new frontline
to the minimum. managing stuff. Managing is leaders.
Bills pertaining to building doing administrative tasks How can change be ef-
the factories and buying the like scheduling, making de- fected? Leaders have to take
machinery don't come under cisions and controlling pro- systematic steps and the ef-
such an intense study. They cesses. We found that leaders fort has to be sustained.
forget that it is the employ- spend an exorbitant 41% of They have to first start
ees who run these factories their time managing day-to- planning for organisation-
and machinery. N.R. Naray- day tasks. wide impact and sustained
ana Murthy of Infosys once Our research found that results. Rather than over-in-
said: “Our assets walk out of organisations that value in- vesting in training pro-
the doors every evening. We teracting as against man- grammes, they have to focus
have to make sure that they aging outperform their com- on reviewing the effective-
come back the next morn- petitors in the industry two ness of these programmes by
ing." times when it comes to finan- the impact they have had on
One can debate -– “But the cial performance and leader- the talent in the organisa-
IT Services industry has ship engagement; and create tion.
more employees than we do. 2.5 times better and stronger Here is the crux of the
Mr. Murthy’s statement is bench strength for their or- matter. Many a time, I have
true for them and not us.” ganisations. This leads to heard a client say that the op-
Sure enough, the IT Services Photo used for representational purpose only 20% of the leaders being erational review dragged on
industry employs more than ready for a critical position and there was only a little
the manufacturing sector gested that organisations leaders. clude financial Services. In talent drain as the service core industries as the manu- within the organisation. time -- five minutes -- for tal-
and it also contributes more with better leadership qual- But what we saw in the terms of talent, what are the sector was paying much facturing industry also Now, what does interacting ent review. I would ask them
to the GDP of India. ity has a strong positive im- manufacturing sector was challenges faced by the man- higher compensation pack- matched the salaries of other mean? to change the order. First
But, manufacturing is pact on the financial per- not so encouraging. Manu- ufacturing sector? One, there ages and luring the young tal- industries. While evaluating thou- start with the talent review
second to the service sector formance of those facturing sector is at the bot- is a large bubble of retire- ent to their organisations. sands of leaders in the manu- and then go to operational
in employment and you still companies. In fact, those or- tom of the stack in terms of ments looming ahead as And this has led to a lot of Key question facturing sector, DDI took review.
cannot take away the merit ganisations having good de- leader-readiness. many baby boomers are brain drain and a huge talent When we are discussing tal- into consideration, a wide Such an approach will
of investing in talent devel- velopment initiative has 8.8 With only 37% effective ready to hang up their boots. gap in the last 10 – 15 years. It ent development and reten- range of competencies and surely make a difference.
opment. times stronger bench leadership quality, the manu- Two, in the last few years, is only in the recent past that tion, it's important we ask, interaction skills were among (Amogh Deshmukh is
DDI’s Global Leadership strength and 7.4 times better facturing sector is way be- Indian manufacturing com- we are seeing a reverse trend "Where should leaders spend the focus areas. Managing Director at DDI
Forecast 2014-15 study sug- engagement with their hind some others, which in- panies have faced a severe of talent adopting jobs in their time?" When this ques- Here are the interaction India )


Drucker, Covey on talent

o institution can hen you engage in

“N possibly survive if
it needs geniuses
or supermen to manage it.
“W a work that taps
your talent and
fuels your passion -- that
It must be organized in rises out of a great need in
such a way as to be able to the world that you feel
get along under a leader- drawn by conscience to
ship composed of average meet -- therein lies your
human beings.” voice, your calling, your
Peter F. Drucker soul's code.”
*** Stephen R. Covey




DELHI Timings
Wednesday, June 28
NHRC notice over deaths
RISE 05:26 SET 19:23
RISE 09:48 SET 22:59
in Indore hospital
Thursday, June 29
Staff Reporter pital in Indore when oxygen
RISE 05:27 SET 19:23 New Delhi supply snapped.
RISE 10:47 SET 23:38
Stating that the incident Taking suo motu cognis-
Friday, June 30 pointed to “gross negli- ance of media reports, the
RISE 05:27 SET 19:23 gence” by authorities, the NHRC issued a notice to the
RISE 11:45 SET 00:00 National Human Rights Com- Madhya Pradesh Chief Sec-
mission on Tuesday issued a retary, asking for a report
notice to the Madhya Pra- within four weeks.
desh government over the As per media reports, oxy-
death of 11 patients at a hos- gen supply at the govern-
ment-run Maharaja Yesh-
wantrao Hospital in Indore,
was disrupted for 15 minutes
in the early hours of June 21,
leading to the death of 11 per-
sons, including two children.

Mulayam meets rape

accused Prajapati in jail
Describes him as ‘innocent, being treated like a terrorist’
Press Trust of India
Samajwadi Party supremo
Mulayam Singh Yadav on
Tuesday visited the district
jail here to meet former min-
ister and close aide Gayatri
Prasad Prajapati, lodged
there in connection with a
rape case.
Mr Yadav described Mr
Prajapati as “innocent” and
alleged that he was being
treated like a “terrorist,”
adding he would take up the
matter with the Prime Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh with former minister
Minister. Gayatri Prajapati. FILE PHOTO PTI

“There is no proof with

the police against Prajapati. tain permission from the au- A Protection of Children
A conspiracy is being thorities as it was a holiday from Sexual Offences
hatched against him,” he on account of Id-ul-Fitr. He (POCSO) court will frame
said. remained with Mr Prajapati charges on July 3 against Mr
“He (Prajapati) is inno- for over an hour on Tuesday. Prajapati and six others in
cent and is being treated like Mr Prajapati was arrested the case.
terrorists. The BJP govern- after an FIR was registered Mr Yadav also spoke in fa-
ment is following a political with the Gautampalli police vour of some girl inmates,
vendetta. I will meet the station here on February 18, who had shown black flags
Prime Minister and if 2017, on the Supreme to Chief Minister Yogi
0 needed the President to ap- Court’s directive. The com- Adityanath recently.
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paper. Kasturi & Sons Limited, the Publisher & Owner of this newspaper, does not vouch for the
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damages for advertisements in this newspaper.
jail on Monday to meet Mr that Mr Prajapati had also rorist-like treatment,” he al-
Prajapati, but could not ob- tried to molest her daughter. leged.

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Four elephants electrocuted in Kodagu Ready to start
inancial year
Six jumbos killed by ‘accidental’ contact with wires in one month; forest department to call for underground cabling in January:
A.P. Minister
Editors move HC against
Special Correspondent
Four wild elephants died
State government,” he said.

From the point of view of
power utility,
In Kerala, 14 have died Staff Reporter
Assembly’s sentence
The editors of two tabloids,
after coming into contact
with live power cables
passing through a private es-
Ramachandra, Superintend-
ing Engineer, CESC, said an
ongoing project for elephant
in captivity this year VIJAYAWADA
Andhra Pradesh Finance
Minister Yanamala Ra-
including Ravi Belagere, on tate at Ammathi Vontiangadi corridors to strengthen elec- makrishnudu on Tuesday
Tuesday moved the High village in Virajpet taluk of tricity cables and maintain a Four perished in the last three weeks said the State government
Court of Karnataka, Karnataka’s Kodagu district vertical ground clearance of was ready to shift the finan-
questioning the legality of on Tuesday. a minimum of 20 ft was be- Mini Muringatheri Animal Task Force. cial year to January from
the Karnataka Legislative In a similar incident on ing pursued. Thrissur Another elephant, Periy- April in tune with the Cent-
Assembly’s resolution. It had June 14, two elephants had In Kerala, animal rights act- anampetta Parameswaran, ral government’s plans to
imposed one-year prison died in an abandoned coffee Estates must alert ivists say disease, torture, 38, died inside the Periy- switch over to calendar
sentence and ₹10,000 fine estate near Kannagala vil- “Death due to electrocution lack of care, and medical anampetta temple complex, year as fiscal year. He said
on them for publishing lage, also in Virajpet. in forests has reduced. But in negligence are killing cap- near Ottappalam, two days the government had
“defamatory and false” This has taken the death case of lines passing through tive elephants. ago. Though it had injuries geared up to migrate to the
articles against three MLAs. toll of elephants owing to estates and plantations, we The death of four animals on its hind legs, it was calendar year.
“accidental” electrocution to have little say,” he said. in the past three weeks has forced to stand on a granite The government would
Pinarayi inaugurates six in just one month. Helpless giants: Four elephants electrocuted in Kodagu on Such deaths could be pre- taken the toll to 14 this year. floor, the task force alleged. present the Budget in
cleanliness drive Heavy rain and gutsy wind Tuesday. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
vented if estate managers The latest is Thripunithura Junior Achuthan, 28, of December and the change
KANNUR lashed the district for two alert the CESC about the Poornathrayeesan Naray- Guruvayur Devaswom died in the financial year would
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi days resulting in electricity died on the spot. While two agu over the last two years. movement of elephants, said anan, an elephant that died on June 7 and Aranmula start in January. It had
Vijayan inaugurated a three- cables hanging low, some re- of them were adults, two ap- Mr. Kumar said he would Mr. Ramachandra. on Tuesday at Kokkarni Par- Parthasarathy, 48, of already presented the
day sanitation campaign for ports said. peared to be calves. The ele- convene a meeting with Kodagu district harbours ambu, Thrissur, where ele- Travancore Devaswom, died Budget for 2017-18 taking
controlling the outbreak of phants were thought to have Chamundeshwari Electricity a good number of elephants phants of the Cochin on June 22. the April-March into con-
viral fever in the State on Low-hanging wires been in the estate for four or Corporation Ltd. (CESC). that migrate from forests to Devaswam Board are kept. “Heavy work, low exer- sideration as financial year.
Tuesday. The Chief Minister Conservator of Forests five days, he said. “We will urge them to take estates, and the area under “It had no teeth and was cise and climate change, not So, it would clear all the al-
started the campaign by Manoj Kumar told The Hindu The Forest Department up underground cabling or coffee plantation was more starving for 60 days, medical negligence, are ma- locations before December
volunteering in the work to that as per initial reports, the had claimed that elephant use other technology in than the forest cover. So driv- tethered in dirty surround- jor reasons for deaths,” said to facilitate the migration,
remove garbage in Kannur elephants came in contact deaths due to electrocution areas known to attract ele- ing back elephants to the ings without veterinary P.B. Giridas, veterinarian on he said.
city, a residential suburb of with the low-hanging wires caused by low-hanging wires phants. If that fails, we will forest is difficult, said care,” alleged V.K. Venkit- Cochin and Guruvayur The government had
Kannur Corporation. while foraging for fodder and had been eliminated in Kod- take up the issue with the sources. achalam, secretary, Heritage Devaswom panels. already done away with the
practice of plan and non-
plan expenditure classifica-

Karnataka parents held on Sabarimala security under question

tion in the Budget presen-
ted in March. It switched to
the system of expenditure
as revenue and capital, in

charges of killing daughter Lack of coordination between the police and Devaswom Board to the fore Radhakrishnan Kuttoor mony, despite the district
line with the Central gov-
ernment’s move. The move
was also in line with the
PATHANAMTHITTA police authority’s written Centre’s decision to scrap a
Opposed her relationship with man from another caste The pouring of mercury at request. distinction between plan
the newly installed mast on Mercury was poured on and non-plan expenditure.
Special Correspondent Dadadahalli, Gurusidde’s Monday. During interroga- the Ayyappa temple the temple mast when the The government said it
MYSURU native village, to prevent her tion, they learnt Gurusidde premises has once again temple premises were com- was a lasting structural re-
A case of suspected honour from meeting Krishna. Fol- had assaulted his daughter thrown light on the need to paratively free after the in- form needed to make the
killing has come to light two lowing this, Shobha had de- after she was brought back strengthen the security ar- stallation ceremony. economy fit for the future.
months after a 19-year-old cided to elope with Krishna. to Dadadahalli. During an ar- rangements at Sabarimala. Even the surveillance It would ensure that the
girl, who was planning to In the last week of April, gument, Shobha was al- It was more or less a free- camera installed at the government lived within its
elope with a boy belonging she went to meet Krishna at legedly hit with a stone by for-all at the holy hillock on temple entrance, in front of means, balanced the
to a different caste, was al- Mullur village, but her fath- her father, leading to her Sunday, especially during the mast, was found blocked Budget and reduced the
legedly murdered by her er’s henchmen caught her death. The family cremated the installation ceremony. Easy access: It was more or less a free-for-all at the holy hillock as it was sheathed with burden of long-term debt.
father in Dadadahalli village near Mullur Gate and her body on the outskirts of Though the crowd was less on Sunday during the installation ceremony. LEJU KAMAL * flowers used for decorating The government was
in H.D. Kote taluk near here. brought her back. Krishna the village, claiming she died than expected, it was the temple. planning switching the fin-
The police said Shobha, lodged a complaint with the after consuming poison. enough to make the conges- partment had deployed 216 Detection and Disposal Though the Kerala police ancial year to align it with
daughter of Gurusidde Sargur police last week al- Mysuru district SP Ravi tion alarming. There was no civil police officers, 23 sub- Squad. and the Central Bureau of In- the agriculture production
Gowda, a resident of Par- leging that Shobha had been Channanavar said the girl’s proper arrangements to cor- inspectors, two circle in- vestigation had conducted a cycle. In case of drought,
vathipura in Nanjangud, was abducted. He said he suspec- parents had confessed to the don off the temple mast and spectors, and five woman ‘No list of VIPs’ joint security audit at Sabar- generally between June
in love with Krishna but her ted that she had been crime. Two more people its immediate surroundings. civil police officers under a Police sources alleged that imala in October 2016, many and September, a change
familywas against the rela- murdered by her father. would be arrested soon, he Lack of coordination Deputy Superintendent at the Travancore Devaswom recommendations that war- in the accounting period
tionship as he did not belong The police arrested said. A team visited Dadada- among the police, Devas- Sabarimala. This is besides a Board had failed to provide ranted immediate priority from January to December
to their caste. Gurusidde and his wife Ma- halli and exhumed the re- wom guards and the officials 15-member anti-sabotage them the list of VIPs visiting were not being executed. would help in better
Her parents shifted her to hadevamma from Ooty on mains for forensic tests. was visible. The police de- team that includes the Bomb Sabarimala for the cere- budgeting.





Weather Watch
RJD, JD(U) smoke the peace pipe Rainfall, temperature & air quality in select metros yesterday

Lalu Prasad tells his party spokespersons to stop attacking Nitish, CM returns the favour
Amarnath Tewary Prasad summoned his party UPA.” He also reminded the
Patna spokespersons and asked Congress that before they
The blow hot, blow cold rela- them to stop the personal contested the Bihar as-
Dalai Lama to celebrate tionship between Bihar’s alli- attacks. sembly election together, it
82nd birthday in Leh ance partners, the Rashtriya His younger son and was the Congress that had
DHARAMSALA Janata Dal and the Janata Dal Deputy Chief Minister Te- said the parties were free to
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai (United), continued to trig- jaswi Yadav lost no time in take their own view on na-
Lama will celebrate his 82nd ger political speculation on terming the grand alliance as tional issues.
birthday next month with the Tuesday after Chief Minister a “Himalayan unity.” Mr
people of Leh in Jammu and and JD(U) president Nitish Prasad later sacked one of ‘Friendly fight’
Kashmir, an aide said on Kumar told his party spokes- the party’s spokesperson. Political observers said the
Tuesday. persons to stop attacking Mr Prasad, JD(U) sources RJD-JD(U) standoff “was all a
“His Holiness will hold long- RJD chief Lalu Prasad. said, spoke to Mr Kumar on friendly fight” as neither the
life offering ceremony in Leh Mr Prasad is believed to Monday night over the tele- RJD nor the JD(U) could af-
on his birthday on July 6. He have done the same on phone and briefed him ford to call off the alliance
will also deliver teachings Monday and called Mr Ku- about actions taken against and quit the government.
that day,” an official at the mar to smoke the peace his party spokespersons. “RJD chief Lalu Prasad is
Dalai Lama’s office said. IANS pipe. Mr Kumar reciprocated on currently besieged with In-
Temperature Data: IMD, Pollution Data: CPCB, Map: Skymet (Taken at 18.00 Hrs)
The two parties have been Burying the hatchet: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with Tuesday morning. But party come Tax and Enforcement
Cloth merchants protest at loggerheads ever since the RJD chief Lalu Prasad at an Iftaar party hosted by the latter in insiders said the CM asked Directorate raids for dubious Forecast for Wednesday: Heavy to very heavy rain likely at
in Punjab, Haryana JD(U) decided to support the Patna recently. FILE PHOTO
them not to spare the Con- property deals of his family isolated places over Uttarakhand, Konkan & Goa, coastal
LUDHIANA NDA’s Presidential candid- gress as Ghulam Nabi Azad while Nitish Kumar will lose Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, west Ut-
On a call for a three-day ate, Ram Nath Kovind. The Kumar with weakening the ers, who warned the RJD had attacked him for not his political credibility if he tar Pradesh, south Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhat-
nationwide strike given by the RJD, on the other hand, is ruling grand alliance and that such “uncalled for state- supporting the Opposition’s goes with the BJP,” said Ajay tisgarh, Odisha, Gujarat, Saurashtra & Kutch, Telengana, south
All-India Textile Association, backing the Opposition can- called him a “habitual ments” could jeopardise the Presidential candidate. Kumar. “Till then Bihar’s interior Karnataka and Kerala. Thunderstorm accompanied with
dealers at some places in didate, former Lok Sabha spoilsport.” alliance. JD(U) national spokesper- great political drama will squall likely at isolated places over west Rajasthan
Punjab and Haryana on Speaker Meira Kumar. Their direct attack on Mr Alarmed with the deteri- son K C Tyagi said in New continue to regale its audi- city rain max min city rain max min
Tuesday held protests RJD leaders charged Mr Kumar provoked JD(U) lead- orating relationship, Mr Delhi “we’re not part of the ence,” he added. Agartala...............0.1.... 34.0.... 26.7 Kozhikode ...........55.7.... 26.1.... 23.0
Ahmedabad...........14.... 33.9.... 24.2 Kurnool .................2.6.... 36.2.... 26.2
demanding ‘zero’ Goods and Aizawl ...............24.1.... 30.1.... 13.9 Lucknow.................. —.... 39.0.... 29.2
Services Tax (GST) on clothes. Allahabad .............. —.... 39.8.... 31.0 Madurai................... —.... 34.4.... 25.8

10 hurt as Trinamool Maoists torch HYV activists held for

In Ludhiana, the textile Bengaluru .............. —.... 29.8.... 20.4 Mangaluru................8.... 31.0.... 23.6
Bhopal..................17.... 31.4.... 22.6 Mumbai..................39.... 30.4.... 25.0
garments hub, a procession
Bhubaneswar .......0.1.... 30.6.... 26.4 Mysuru.................... —.... 30.3.... 20.0
was taken out by the
sand mining Chandigarh ............ —.... 35.4.... 28.2 New Delhi ............... —.... 39.4.... 30.5
protesters in support of their
demands. PTI factions clash excavators gang rape, beating cop Chennai ................. —.... 36.7.... 30.1
Coimbatore..........1.6.... 28.3.... 22.3
Dehradun.............1.9.... 33.3.... 23.5
Patna ...................... —.... 36.7.... 27.1
Port Blair ............15.4.... 26.0.... 23.8
Puducherry............6.6.... 36.2.... 25.1
Gangtok................10.... 24.3.... 18.2 Pune .....................1.9.... 27.6.... 22.2
Five killed in dispute over ‘Aim was to gain control of Basanti area’ Goa ...................22.2.... 32.0.... 23.8 Raipur .................10.4.... 31.6.... 25.1
cash in Raebareli Staff Reporter Two FIRs registered in the case Guwahati .............0.5.... 34.3.... 26.0
Hubballi................. —.... 24.0.... 21.0
Ranchi....................13.... 29.0.... 22.5
Shillong................... —.... 24.0.... 17.2
RAEBARELI Staff Reporter anonymity. BERHAMPUR
Hyderabad ...........1.2.... 32.2.... 22.9 Shimla...................0.8.... 23.6.... 17.6
At least five people were Kolkata Speaking to The Hindu, Maoists resorted to arson Staff Reporter Bareilly division president Imphal.................0.1.... 31.5.... 23.9 Srinagar .................. —.... 28.9.... 17.0
reportedly killed after some At least 10 people were in- Mr. Naskar accused Mr. and damaged three excav- Meerut Jitendra Sharma, city unit Jaipur ................12.2.... 39.0.... 27.4 Trivandrum .........38.7.... 28.3.... 23.0
guns were fired and a vehicle jured in clashes between Molla of terrorising the area ators deployed for sand The Uttar Pradesh police chief Pankaj and another Kochi.................28.2.... 29.6.... 24.0 Tiruchi .................... —.... 37.1.... 28.0
Kohima.................. —.... 24.8.... 17.0 Vijayawada .............16.... 34.0.... 24.0
torched in the Apta village of two rival factions of the Tri- with the help of “Commun- mining near the Patali river have arrested three activists activist. Kolkata................2.8.... 32.0.... 27.3 Visakhapatnam .......2.6.... 29.3.... 26.0
Uttar Pradesh’s Raebareli. namool Congress (TMC) in ist Party of India-Marxist in Koraput district of of the Hindu Yuva Vahini The police said when
Particulate matter in the air you are breathing Yesterday
The incident took place on South 24 Paraganas district goons, whom he brought to Odisha on Tuesday. (HYV), an organisation other HYV activists got to
Monday when sons of Aapta on Tuesday. “Four persons the TMC when he joined the According to police formed by Chief Minister know about the arrest of Ahmedabad ......... ....—.....— ...— ....... — .......—.......—
village pradhan got into an have been arrested in the party”. sources, the Srikakulam- Yogi Adityanath, on charges their leaders, they reached In observation made at
Bengaluru ................9 ...80 ..63 ....... —....103 ......* 4.00 p.m., Varanasi,
argument with the victims case so far,” Superintendent Koraput divisional commit- of gang rape and beating up the police station and tried Chennai....................6 ...21 ..33 ...... 75 .......— ......* Uttar Pradesh recorded
Delhi......................14 ...60 ..67 ...... 74....154 ......* an overall air quality
over cash. ANI of Police, South 24 Original workers tee of the outlawed CPI a police officer in Bareilly on to attack the police person- index (AQI) score of 482
Hyderabad .............53 ...16 ....8 ...... 38......54 ......*
Paraganas, Sunil Kumar “Ever since he joined the (Maoist) has claimed re- Tuesday. nel there. Kolkata ..................12 ...48 ..61 ....... —......20 ......*
indicating an unhealthy
level of pollution.
Haryana: More centres Chowdhury said. TMC from the CPI(M), Mr. sponsibility for the viol- According to SP, Bareilly According to a complaint Lucknow ................19 ...39 ..51 .... 121 .......— ......* In contrast, Panchkula,
Haryana, recorded a
for women in distress The clashes took place in Molla’s main aim has been ence. Anti-Maoist opera- City, Rohit Singh Sajwan, filed by the police, the activ- Mumbai .................14 ...26 ..29 ...... 24......55 ......*
healthy AQI score of 41
Pune ......................11 ...26 ..76 ...... 20......25 ......*
CHANDIGARH the Phul Malancha gram to sideline original TMC tions have been intensified the HYV activists were arres- ists tried to assault a senior Vishakhapatnam .....22 ...23 ..75 ...... 68......81 ......*
To provide support to women panchayat area of Basanti. workers in Basanti. It was in the area to track down ted on the complaint of a police officer who was
affected by violence, whether Locals said violence erup- under his instructions that the ultras involved in the woman, a resident of present at the police station. Air Quality Code: * Poor * Moderate * Good
SO2: Sulphur Dioxide. Short-term exposure can harm the respiratory system,
in a private or a public place, ted after followers of TMC the CPI(M) and the Revolu- attack, they said. Ganesh Nagar. “We are probing the mat- making breathing difficult. It can affect visibility by reacting with other air
the Haryana government has MLA from Gosaba Jayanta tionary Socialist Party ter. For now, three people particles to form haze and stain culturally important objects such as statues
decided to set up ‘One Stop Naskar clashed with those of goons, who have joined our Warning issued Barged into house have been arrested. Two and monuments.
NO2: Nitrogen Dioxide. Aggravates respiratory illness, causes haze to form by
Centres’ (OSCs) in 15 more Saokat Molla, ruling party party, are attacking TMC Through posters left at the In her complaint, the wo- FIRs were filed, one by Sub- reacting with other air particles, causes acid rain, pollutes coastal waters.
districts under the State’s MLA from the Canning East workers,” Mr. Naskar said. spot, the Maoists claimed man alleged that the HYV Inspector Mayank Arora, CO: Carbon monoxide. High concentration in air reduces oxygen supply to
golden jubilee year Assembly constituency. He also said that if “such a that their act was a warn- activists had an altercation who was allegedly attacked critical organs like the heart and brain. At very high levels, it can cause
programme. A sum of over “The main aim of both the situation continues, the ex- ing to the rich contractors with a family member and by the HYV leaders, and an- dizziness, confusion, unconsciousness and even death.
PM2.5 & PM10: Particulate matter pollution can cause irritation of the eyes,
₹20.61 crore would be spent sides was to gain control of istence of the TMC in South who were indulging in il- they later barged inside the other by the woman who nose and throat, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath, reduced
on the construction of these the area,” a resident of Bas- 24 Paraganas would be un- legal sand mining in the house and assaulted her. was assaulted by them,” Mr. lung function, irregular heartbeat, asthma attacks, heart attacks and
centres. PTI anti said on condition of der threat.” area. Those arrested are HYV Sajwan said. premature death in people with heart or lung disease
(Individual pollutant data for various cities are averages for the previous day)





With hope and prayer, they come to seek his help
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s Janata Darbar continues to draw people from across the State in search of succour

Yogi happy with

Omar Rashid case. “They arrested my son falsely implicated and wants
Lucknow even without a probe. They her job to be restored. This is
Vijay Bahadur Chauhan has are not even investigating the her second attempt to get a
endured a long train journey disappearance of the girl. We hearing from the CM — she

Two Olive Ridley

turtles rescued
from Rasra in Ballia, more
than 350 km away on the
eastern fringes of Uttar Pra-
went to the SP but his diwan
asked us to wait. Even after
four hours we got no hear-
earlier visited during
Akhilesh Yadav’s time. She
also paid two visits to the
PANAJI desh, to find himself outside ing,” says Mr. Chandra. “If we Gorakhnath Mutt but
Two Olive Ridley turtles, 5, Kalidas Marg, the official were guilty we would not without success. “There is no
which were stuck in a fishing residence of Chief Minister dare come here," he says as use coming here. I came with
net, were rescued by Drishti Yogi Adityanath. On a recent he sits down to eat a meal of hope but nothing happens. I
lifeguards at Benaulim beach morning, he was hoping to rotis and pickles in the have two kids to feed. I don’t
on Tuesday. One of the get an audience with the shade. Along with scores of know what I will do,” a dis-
turtles was released into the Chief Minister. other aggrieved people, he traught Ms. Jaiswal said, as
sea, while the other was Mr. Chauhan has come had waited for his turn from she walked out from Kalidas
injured. with his son, Chote Lal, 17. 6.30 a.m. Marg, the power boulevard
Stricken with polio, Chote Long wait: Vijay Bahadur Chauhan, with one of his four polio- As afternoon approaches, of UP.
Girl resists rape attempt, Lal is sitting on a wheelchair infected sons, waiting for the Janata Darbar. RAJEEV BHATT *
the complainants and the ag-
burnt alive in U.P. on which are engraved the grieved start to trickle out Promises to return
Hindi words: “Ek parivar ke dred people from the far- free education and pension from the CM’s complex. Ram Mr. Adityanath has been try- ‘100 din vishwas ke’: Yogi Adityanath releasing a booklet on
An 18-year-old girl was burnt char bachhe viklang” — In flung corners of UP come to due to the untimely death of Daras Yadav, holding a ing to bring in changes to the the completion of 100 days of his government. PTI *

alive in the Ganeshpur area of one family, four children are Mr. Adityanath’s residence in her husband, while a la- bunch of papers, is one of janata darshans and has in-
Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh on crippled. Four of Mr. Lucknow, leaving behind bourer from Sambhal com- them. structed District Magistrates Press Trust of India lenge. And at this point of
Monday for resisting a rape Chauhan’s six children — their daily routine, in search plained against his employer A resident of Gorakhpur, to dispose off cases at the LUCKNOW time, I am satisfied.” In a
attempt. The victim three sons and a daughter — of justice or redressal of for non-payment of wages. Mr. Adityanath’s stronghold, local level. On the day Mr. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi jibe at his rivals, he said the
succumbed to her injuries at a are stricken with polio and grievances. The CM, when “There is no other re- Mr. Yadav alleges that a local Chauhan came to Kalidas Adityanath on Tuesday ex- State did not develop be-
district hospital. According to immobile. present, hears them out in course for the poor. That’s BJP leader was illegally ob- Marg to plead for a toilet in pressed satisfaction with the cause of “corruption” and
the girl’s father, his neighbour What draws Mr. Chauhan his janata darshan sessions why we have to come all the structing the construction of his house, Mr. Adityanath work of his government in “nepotism” in the past.
barged into the house during to the Chief Minister’s resid- and directs officials to take way here,” says Suresh an RCC road to his house in was not there to meet him. its first 100 days, even as he The CM said 2017 would
his absence and tried to rape ence is not the hope of finan- necessary action. He makes Chandra, a Dalit, who sells his village under the Jnanesh- Mr. Chauhan even sat on a took a dig at the previous be observed as ‘Garib
his daughter. When his cial help. A labourer from the it a point to attend these ses- scrap for a living. war Mishra scheme. The ex- dharna with his four children governments for ignoring Kalyan Varsh.’ “Uttar Pra-
daughter resisted it, the backward classes, he is seek- sions three-four days a week. isting kutcha road was affect- to draw the administration’s development. desh is associated with Jan
neighbour poured kerosene ing a toilet since he does not When he is not around, Mr. Given the run-around ing his mobility. attention. At a press conference, he Sangh leader Deen Dayal
and set her on fire. have one in his house or any- Adityanath deputes a minis- Along with two colleagues, “The DM sent me to the On the day of Holi, this released a booklet ‘100 din Upadhyay. It is his birth as
Five-year-old slips into where close. “We have to ter. Mr. Chandra has just exited SDM Bansgaon, who directed year, he attended the janata vishwas ke.’ He said: “We well as work place. The 100
borewell in Satara, dies carry my children out to the The complaints could the CM’s house after submit- me to the CDO. But nothing durbar of influential Rasra want to assure the people days of the government are
PUNE fields each time they want to span the whole range: Finan- ting his petition. A resident happened. The tehsildar did MLA Uma Shankar Singh, of that the government has devoted to fulfilling the ob-
A five-year-old boy, who fell relieve themselves. It is time cial help, agricultural plots, of Hathras, more than 385 not show up at the site. I the BSP, with petitions. “I taken initiatives needed to jectives of antodaya [ensur-
into an open borewell in a consuming and stressful. power supply, drinking wa- km away, near Agra, Mr. didn’t know where I would was disheartened to find the put the State on the path of ing that benefits reach the
village in Maharashtra, died in Sometimes we are unable to ter, housing, land grabbing, Chandra claims that the po- get justice. Villagers then ad- papers ending up in the development.” last strata of society].”
the early hours of Tuesday, do that, which creates fights pension delays, irregularities lice in his district have falsely vised me to come here,” said trash box. All the officials “With the promise of He said over ₹22,517 crore
despite rescue efforts. with neighbours who scold in land records, medical as- implicated his son and three Mr. Yadav, a farmer. ever say is, ‘Your work will transformation and devel- in dues were paid to sugar-
Mangesh Jadhav, son of a us. If a toilet is built, it will sistance, and wedding assist- others, including two wo- After 10 years of service, be done.’ But they do noth- opment, we took the oath of cane growers after he as-
farmworker of Satara district, save a lot of trouble for us,” ance. If a Bareily resident re- men relatives, on charges of Snehlata Jaiswal, an angan- ing. I am tired of running office on March 19. One hun- sumed office. He also high-
slipped into the borewell on says Mr. Chauhan. cently sought help for his kidnapping the minor daugh- wadi worker, was suspended around,” says Mr. Chauhan, dred days are a brief period. lighted the decisions taken
Monday. A case of accidental Mr. Chauhan is not alone. kidney ailment, a woman ter of an influential local. He in 2013 for alleged corrup- who says he will return an- The resources were limited, by the Cabinet on farm loan
death has been registered. Almost every day, a few hun- from Lucknow requested wants a fair probe in the tion. She claims she was other day to meet the CM. but we took up the chal- waiver and law and order.

UP municipal Police attacked over Uttarakhand


body to be Season of surf challenges

named after bufalo killing probe human status
Deendayal People allege extortion of money to rivers
Press Trust of India
Lucknow Staff Reporter a meat seller from Muzaf- Press Trust of India
Meerut farnagar said. Dehradun
After proposing to rename The police came under at- Additional Director-Gen- The Uttarakhand govern-
the Mughalsarai railway tack in Muzaffarnagar on eral of Police, Law and Or- ment has moved the Su-
station after RSS ideologue Tuesday while returning der, Aditya Mishra said preme Court challenging
Deendayal Upadhyay, the from a village after enquir- three people had been ar- an Uttarakhand High Court
Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on ing into rumours of illegal rested in the case. order granting the rivers
Tuesday decided to name slaughter of buffalo. The po- “There was a protest by Ganga, Yamuna and their
the Mughalsarai municipal- lice team was returning the crowd earlier in the day tributaries the status of liv-
ity as ‘Deendayal Nagar’ when they saw meat being in which the crowd had at- ing human entities.
The Cabinet took the de- sold on the streets in Kot- tacked the police team. The
cision at a meeting chaired wali. situation is peaceful and law ‘Questions of law’
by Chief Minister Yogi When they asked about and order is in control. The Seeking a stay on the
Adityanath. the source of the meat, res- police is probing the issue March 20 order of the High
According to an official idents of the Khalapar area and action will be taken Court through a Special
statement, the Cabinet de- attacked them. The mob against the culprits as per Leave Petition filed re-
cided to name Mughalsarai threw stones, destroyed po- law,” he said. cently, the State govern-
nagar palika after Upad- lice vehicles and managed This is not the first time ment has urged the apex
hyay in keeping with the to release two persons de- that a mob has attacked a court to consider “substan-
sentiments of the people. tained to probe the allega- police party over animal tial questions of law”
Upadhyay’s body was tion of illegal slaughter. slaughter. arising from the verdict.
found at the Mughalsarai The residents of Khalapar Last week, two police- Challenging the three-
railway station in 1968, it alleged that the police was men were allegedly injured month-old verdict which
added. A grand statue of trying to extort money un- during a clash with the res- bestows on these rivers,
the late leader will be in- der the pretext of “illegal idents of Chaprasi village in their tributaries and water
stalled at the main crossing slaughter”. Muzaffarnagar when they bodies fed by them the
on the road and it will be “There is extreme anger had gone to raid a house same legal rights as en-
renamed as Deendayal over this and that is why the over allegation of cow Crashing through: Giant waves lash the Gateway of India during high tide on Tuesday. Mumbai witnessed tidal waves as high as joyed by a person and de-
Chowk, it said. police were attacked today,” slaughter. 4.81 metres. Monsoonal water logging in the city resulted in slow movement of peak hour rail and vehicular traic. VIVEK BENDRE * clares the State chief sec-
retary as their local
guardian (loco parentis),

WHO for use of devices to test multiple diseases Was beaten up and threatened the State government con-
tends that the order was
legally untenable.

A single device can diagnose Tuberculosis, HIV and Hepatitis by jail oicials, claims Indrani Human casualties
The petition questions
Special Correspondent multiple conditions.” said whether in case of human
New Delhi Prof Madhukar Pai, Canada Among 200 inmates charged with rioting after custodial violence casualties in a flood, the af-
The World Health Organiza- Research Chair in Epidemi- fected people can file suit
tion (WHO) on Tuesday re- ology & Global Health. Special Correspondent the Central Bureau of Invest- Superintendent and was for damages against the
leased new advice to coun- igation court said: “An incid- threatened of sexual assault chief secretary of the State
tries, recommending the use Single platform Days after Manjula Shette, ent occurred on June 24, for protesting against the and whether the State gov-
of multi-disease testing “With the power and adapt- an inmate of Byculla prison, 2017, in Byculla prison cold-blooded murder in cus- ernment would be liable to
devices for Tuberculosis, ability of molecular techno- allegedly died due to cus- wherein an inmate named tody. She further requested bear such financial burden.
HIV and Hepatitis. logies, we are in an era of todial torture, Indrani Manjula Shette was killed. me to bring the said incident Confirming that an SLP
A single device called the great advancement for the Mukerjea, accused of killing Today, I have visited the to the court’s attention and in this regard had been
GeneXpert can be used to rapid diagnosis of many dis- her daughter Sheena Bora Byculla prison. I was in- request her production as filed in the apex court, Ut-
diagnose TB and HIV infec- eases using single plat- and lodged in the same formed that she (Indrani) she wants to lodge a com- tarakhand’s Advocate Gen-
tions, and quantitatively forms,” said Dr Mario Rav- prison, alleged on Tuesday was beaten up pursuant to plaint against the jail eral S. N. Babulkar said
measure HIV and hepatitis C art portable machines the must have the capacity to do iglione, Director of WHO’s that she was beaten up and the said killing by the Super- officials.” some questions need to be
viral loads. India recently size of a microwave oven, several tests that are of im- Global TB Programme. threatened with sexual as- intendent and the Byculla Ms. Mukerjea is among addressed regarding the or-
procured 600 GeneXpert which can run molecular portance. Currently, we are “These platforms offer tech- sault by jail officials. jail officials. She showed me the 200 inmates who have der such as what would be
machines for the National tests. However, most coun- mostly investing in single nical and financial efficien- her bruise marks and injur- been booked for rioting, un- the role of the chief secret-
Tuberculosis programme. tries do not use them for disease testing technologies, cies to countries in their dis- Bruise marks ies.Further she informed lawful assembly, assault on a ary, who has been declared
The WHO is recommend- multi-disease testing. while there is great potential ease control efforts, while The application filed by Ms. that she was verbally abused public servant among other by the High Court as local
ing use of these state-of-the- “Any good health system to use the same platform for expanding access to care.” Mukerjea’s advocate before by the jail officials and the charges under the IPC. guardian to the rivers.

Banners in Trump village removed

Ashok Kumar June 25 and directed her to lets. He declared that toilets
GURUGRAM bring down the banners. would be built for the re-
Less than a week after “However, the villagers maining 120 families. Be-
Sulabh International Social refused to do so before Id sides, the NGO also has
Service Organisation re- and the administration al- plans to repair the pan-
christened Marora village in lowed us the time till chayat bhawan, open a sew-
neighbouring Nuh as Monday. Mr. Sharma argued ing training centre for wo-
“Trump Sulabh Village” that we had not taken prior men and set up a tuition
after United States President permission from the author- centre for the children of
Donald Trump, all banners ity for the event,” said Mr. widows.
declaring the new identity Pathak. He, however,
of the village were brought claimed that the NGO had Open defecation-free
down on Tuesday in compli- extended an invite to the However, the locals argued
ance with directions by the Deputy Commissioner for that the NGO’s plan to build
district administration. the June 23 event but Mr. toilets for 120 households in
Sulabh International Sharma had not raise any the village seemed to have
founder Bindeshwar Pathak objection then. prompted the orders, as it
said Nuh Deputy Commis- At the event to rename was in contradiction to the
sioner Mani Ram Sharma the village, Mr. Pathak had local administration’s claim
had called a representative said that only 40 house- of the district being open
of the NGO to his office on holds in the village had toi- defecation-free.




Counting the strides

Without a religious and economic challenge, any emancipation of Pakistani women will be, at best, partial
Status of Women, and many more. engagement (even with men)
The Benazir Income Support Pro- which did not exist a few years ago.
gramme, an unconditional cash The emergence of women as role-
Warm in Washington transfer scheme to poorer women,
has also helped provide some in-
models depicted on urban bill-
boards and in social media — from
PM Modi and President Trump exceed ancial relief to over 5.4 million wo- cricketers, to scientists, academics,
men. While there has been much writers of iction, mountaineers,
the muted expectations for their irst meeting s. akbar zaidi justiiable criticism of many of pilots even of ighter jets, an Oscar-
these interventions by feminists winning ilm-maker, to a young girl

head of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s irst
o one would deny that and women’s groups since they do receiving the Nobel Peace Prize —

meeting with President Donald Trump, concern Pakistan is a particularly not go far enough and are not al- help in breaking the older stereo-
had grown about the future course of the bilat- misogynistic country, where ways implementable, one cannot types of women being relegated to
eral relationship, particularly whether Mr. Trump patriarchal relations and attitudes deny the fact that some changes domesticity.
would maintain his predecessors’ commitment to its discriminate heavily against wo- have been made. The fact that cler-
strengthening. These worries rested on Mr. Trump’s re- men. Killings in the name of some ics and large sections of the male Absence of left politics
writing the equation with Europe, reversing the Amer- medieval notion of ‘honour’ meant public have protested vehemently While there is much to celebrate in
mainly to control women’s sexual- against many of these laws, sug- how women are moving into public
ican stand on China and in West Asia. They were also
ity and choices in terms of mar- gests that they do provide a pos- spaces and confronting and over-
fuelled by his harsh words on trade tarifs, immigrants riage, supposedly archaic ‘tribal’ changing their condition, and rede- sity level had increased by 258% sible opportunity to address, if not coming the huge male conservative
and climate change, an issue on which he speciically customs of exclusion from public ining social sensibilities. over this decade, but for girls the in- alter, some of the huge structural backlash, these are as yet unin-
targeted India. Mr. Modi and Mr. Trump have put many assembly, participation and repres- Two facts from the data are sur- crease in these ten years had been and attitudinal biases against ished and hard fought struggles.
fears to rest, their meeting marked by personal bon- entation, fatwas against women’s prising. One, that in some key cat- 432%! Girls were 42% of total uni- Pakistani women. Many of these developments have
homie. This was relected in Mr. Modi’s attempt to en- deportment and behaviour, or egories women perform unexpec- versity enrolment in 2003-04 — in Other initiatives, such as the taken place due to the process of
gage Mr. Trump’s family, perceived to be an important even against their constitutional tedly better than men. And two, 2014-15, it is estimated that there ‘Women on Wheels’ (women riding unstoppable modernity, bringing
right to vote as citizens, are all fre- that the rate of change in women’s are more girls enrolled in Pakistan’s scooters provided by the Punjab in its own new and diferent contra-
power centre in the White House. He invited his daugh-
quent episodes in the life of the improvement is faster/higher than universities than boys, 52% com- Government at heavily subsidised dictions, while some, such as the
ter Ivanka Trump to an entrepreneurship summit in In- Pakistani woman. that it is for men — that is, women pared to 48%. In fact, by 2011-12, rates), women taxi drivers, wo- secular struggle for fair compensa-
dia. Her husband Jared Kushner was a part of the deleg- Not surprisingly then, that are improving their situation faster there were more girls enrolled in men’s marathons, are perhaps tion by lady health workers, have
ation-level talks. Importantly, the India-U.S. joint Pakistan has been ranked very low than are men. Data from girls’ and universities than boys. more symbolic and afect a small relied on collective action, a rare
statement has exceeded expectations, with an em- in the Gender Gap Index, with only boys’ enrolment also show that section of women, but the fact that phenomenon in our age. Agentive
phasis on the need for Pakistan to stop attacks on India Yemen being worse of. These facts girls’ enrolment at the primary Political inclusion they have been actively supported forces have played a critical role in
launched from its soil, and for China to forge its Belt and about the position of women in school level, while still less than it is In 2001 and 2005, in an earlier by provincial governments despite key battles. However, with the
Pakistan are often related to social for boys, is rising faster than it is for model of elected local government considerable male conservative op- middle classes now dominating
Road Initiative taking into account India’s concerns on
and cultural norms, where ‘Islam’ boys. Girls enrolment at the under the then President, General position, are also trends which sug- Pakistan’s political and social
territorial and sovereignty issues. Equally important is said to blame for women’s back- primary school level increased by Parvez Musharraf, 35,000 and gest some small attitudinal shifts. spaces, their focus and agenda re-
has been the continuity in the India-U.S. strategic part- wardness, or the fact that the 34% between 2002-03 and 2011-12, 25,000 women, respectively, were Feminist scholar Aiya Shehrbano mains issues which matter to such
nership goals, albeit with a softening of the tone on Chi- Saudisation of Pakistan over the while in the same period, it in- elected and nominated to Zia has argued that such interven- groups — governance, corruption,
na’s actions in the South China Sea. Mentioning North last few decades has meant that the creased only 13.5% for boys. What is Pakistan’s third tier of government tions have “challenged the religious revivalism, electoral re-
Korea, West Asia and Afghanistan, the statement talks hijab or the abaya worn in parts of even more surprising is that this — local bodies — even from so- gendered social order and femin- form. And with the absence of any
of a “growing strategic convergence” between the two Islamic West Asia by women have pattern is reinforced even for called remote regions, giving wo- ised the landscape of public spaces sort of left politics in Pakistan, must
become the sartorial choice of middle level education, where men a public and political status in unexpected and secular ways”. any meaningful and substantive
countries and a shared vision on world afairs. That many women in Pakistan. Such es- there has been an increase of as and identity for the irst time ever There are other changes taking gender equality be left to inevitable
neither side brought up the phrase “shared values” or sentialising its in well with the ste- much of girls education by 54%, in such large numbers. place as well, and concern the capitalist development? Clearly,
took questions from the media may be seen as a depar- reotypes which abound about a compared to that for boys by 26%. Moreover, numerous laws aimed growing mobility of women to without challenging the con-
ture from past meetings, but it is not a divergence from supposedly Talibanised Pakistan. At the secondary level, again unex- at protecting Pakistani women enter public spaces as employed sequences of a despotic capitalism
the views and preferences of both leaders. It may even pectedly, girls participation has in- have been passed in Parliament working women, to be activists, to and religiously-construed social
indicate further convergence between them. Transformation despite odds creased 53% over the decade, over the last ive years, perhaps leave their patriarchal homes for and gendered identity, any sort of
Yet despite such images and hap- about the same as it has for boys. most surprisingly in the sup- some hours to face diferent types emancipation for working people,
However, while the two leaders were able to estab-
penings, much has changed in the At higher levels of education, at posedly conservative province of of challenges and social con- and for women in particular, will
lish a common understanding of global issues, the joint social, cultural and demographic universities and at professional col- the Punjab. These include laws straints. The electronic media and remain, at best, partial.
statement indicates that many bilateral issues are yet to position, and lives, of women in leges too, the increase in the parti- such as the Protection of Women access to mobile phones and com-
be resolved. The insertion of an entire section titled “In- Pakistan over the last two decades. cipation rates for boys far exceeds Against Violence Act, laws against munication, has also cut across
creasing Free and Fair Trade” is a veiled attempt at put- Despite patriarchy, institutional that for girls. A quite astonishing harassment, the provision of safe gendered and class barriers, al- S. Akbar Zaidi is a political economist
ting the Trump administration’s concerns on bilateral and state prejudices and restric- igure is for university education houses for women, raising the mar- though still highly gendered and in- based in Karachi. He teaches at Columbia
trade on the front burner — for example, with refer- tions, even something called ‘cul- enrolment between 2003-04 and riage age for girls, the setting up of equitable, they allow girls and wo- University in New York, and at the IBA
ture’ and ‘religion’, women are 2014-15. Boys’ enrolment at univer- provincial Commissions on the men access to means of social in Karachi
ences to “balancing the trade deicit”, “protecting in-
novation”, and “increasing market access” in areas

Pieces of a complex solution

where American industry has been most critical of In-
dian policy. While these bilateral issues were articu-
lated, others were not brought up, including India’s
concerns on the immigration process and H1B visa
curbs, and Mr. Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris cli- The success of the bankruptcy law will depend on the jurisprudence that develops under the IBC
mate accord, which will leave India’s climate change
stressed accounts, totalling about ors. It becomes critical that pro- from their technical capabilities, it
inancing handicapped. It is to be hoped that these will
25% of the current gross NPAs and moters should agree to and be in- will be crucial to ensure that the IPs
be raised in the near future. All things considered, a referring them to the IBC immedi- volved in any resolution process. are truly independent and do not
good beginning appears to have been made during Mr. ately. Prior to that, the government However, the RBI does not regulate allow promoters or other key stake-
Modi’s maiden meeting with Mr. Trump. It is now for had cleared an ordinance to amend promoters and other shareholders, holders to manipulate the resolu-
them to tackle the more substantive bilateral issues. the Banking Regulation Act, giving and hence cannot force resolutions tion process in any unfair manner.

the RBI more powers to direct on to them. Promoters understand India has a mixed track record of
reshmi khurana banks to resolve bad loans. this conundrum and have used it to regulating professional services,
their advantage in the past. and the quality and independence

ver the last year, barely a A tough task of the IPs is critical to the successful
The Marawi siege week has gone by without a
regulator announcing new
These measures, particularly the
RBI’s direct involvement in refer-
How ready is the framework?
Then there is the question of
implementation of the IBA.
The various regulatory changes
Manila will have to use military force and ofer measures to help resolve India’s ring cases to the IBC, do well to add whether the institutional frame- implemented over the last a few
problem of large and mounting attention and urgency to the NPA work within which the NPAs will months are steps, albeit small, in
talks to stop IS advances in the Philippines non-performing loans/assets, or resolution eforts. However, they commercial lexibility and the have to be resolved is ready to the right direction. However, the
NPAs. These announcements are do not address some of the under- autonomy to sell distressed assets. handle this complex task. This success of the bankruptcy law in In-

he city of Marawi in the south of the Philippines usually accompanied by endorse- lying characteristics of the Indian framework includes the National dia will depend on the jurispru-
has been engulfed by a deadly, ongoing siege ments from the government, as de- economy and the banking sector Promoters can be a hurdle Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), dence that develops under the IBC
since late May, when government forces began to termined reminders that the resol- that make NPA resolution a Sis- Another issue not addressed by the the adjudicating authority for cor- over the next few months. We have
take on heavily armed militants linked to the Islamic ution of the NPA problem is on the yphean task in India. recent regulatory changes is what porate insolvency cases under Sec- to wait and watch how the various
State. Local media estimate the death toll to be above top of the government’s mind. Take, for example, the fact that role promoters play in delaying tion 60 of the IBC. It also refers to players, including bankers, pro-
300. Over 200,000 residents have led what has efect- Then why does India’s war on NPAs Indian banks need to accept signi- NPA resolution. The majority of the network of ‘insolvency profes- moters, the government, IPs, audit-
seem intractable? And why have In- icant haircuts to resolve the NPA businesses in India remain under sionals’ (IPs), a special class of pro- ors, lawyers, valuers and liquidat-
ively become an urban battleield. While Philippine
dian regulators not yet resolved a cases as several of them are in sec- the control of their founding pro- fessionals, who will be appointed ors, behave in the next few cases.
President Rodrigo Duterte quickly declared martial law case that can be showcased as an tors where market conditions are in moters. A quick glance at the 12 by the NCLT and in charge of man- The hope is that institutional capa-
across the island for 60 days, some say the blame rests example of what the recent regulat- a slump, such as steel, power and cases mentioned earlier that have aging the debtor company, whilst city will strengthen; there will be
with the political leadership for ignoring the rise of the ory measures can achieve? textiles. In this environment, it is been selected for resolution by the being accountable to the commit- greater alignment in the interests of
IS, and especially Mr. Duterte’s decision last year to re- The latest announcement came diicult for banks to ind suitable RBI conirms that this rings true for tee of creditors and the NCLT. The the promoters, creditors and buy-
ject a ceaseire ofer from the Maute group. Now this from the Securities and Exchange buyers of distressed assets at de- these cases as well. In India, busi- severe capacity constraints of the ers of distressed assets; and, inally,
group is on the front lines in the ight against the Philip- Board of India which said that com- sired valuations. ness continuity and turnaround of NCLT in handling the present and the government and banks will
panies that are pursuing acquisi- The government will require im- distressed assets require the ongo- past backlog of cases is well recog- show a strong political will to settle
pine military in Marawi. Marawi is on Mindanao, the
tions as part of resolution plans ap- mense political will to allow ing involvement of promoters, nised. It is also unclear how long it a few cases quickly and transpar-
country’s second largest island, rocked by armed insur- proved under the Insolvency and bankers to take the necessary hair- which makes them a key stake- will take the NCLT judges to ramp ently. Only then can the value of the
gency for years. At the heart of the conlict is Mr. Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) cuts (which will impact proitabil- holder in any NPA resolution. Un- up their understanding of the com- distressed assets be maximised and
Duterte’s mission to capture or kill Isnilon Hapilon, the would be exempted from open of- ity negatively), without bankers like more developed markets, in In- plex bankruptcy environment to al- capital and other productive re-
leader of the Abu Sayyaf Islamist group who was named fer obligations typically applied un- fearing that their decisions will be dia, bankers cannot make low them to handle the cases in an sources get redeployed eiciently.
emir of the “Caliphate” in Southeast Asia by IS boss Abu der Indian takeover regulations. questioned or investigated in the signiicant management changes in expedient and fair way. Regarding
Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2016. The situation in Marawi does This came on the heels of another future. distressed companies as promoters IPs, it is critical for the Insolvency Reshmi Khurana is Managing Director
announcement earlier this month The tight resolution timelines closely control key aspects of a and Bankruptcy Board of India to and Head, South Asia, for Kroll, a risk
not inspire conidence: rebels still control key areas,
by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), envisaged under the IBC cannot be business such as relationships with quickly develop a robust way to se- consulting irm. The views expressed are
they have set up checkpoints on bridges and their stating its decision to focus on 12 achieved if bankers do not have the suppliers, customers and regulat- lect the most qualiied IPs. Apart personal
snipers have occupied local minarets. When the army
ires mortars or RPGs, battle-hardened militants, re-
portedly including foreign ighters from Indonesia and LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters emailed to must carry the full postal address and the full name or the name with initials.
Malaysia, are responding with similar armaments.
Worse still, many civilians remain in the area, complic- Paying the price Sinking by graft Qatar isolated to step up defence sales? By ranked CBSE student could way it regulates darshans.
ating the calculus of any planned government assault. It should be said that Justice It is unfortunate that Tamil The act by Saudi Arabia, pitting each of these nations be left by the wayside. This T.V. Sreekumar,
P.N. Bhagwati’s legacy is Nadu, once a leading State Egypt, Bahrain and the against the other, which in is violative of Articles 14 and Puducherry
While the siege of Marawi will draw Mr. Duterte’s at-
simply one of the many in India on many fronts, U.A.E. to sever economic turn could afect Central 15 of the Constitution. Many
tention beyond the brutal drug war that his government by-products of Indira now inds prominence in and diplomatic ties with Asia including Iran, the hope the order will be Out for obstruction
has waged, its political signiicance has echoed Gandhi’s opportunistic the news for all the wrong Qatar for a number of biggest gainer could be the overturned. England’s Jason Roy given
throughout the region and beyond. IS jihadist publica- ideological onslaughts, reasons (Exclusive report – reasons needs to looked at U.S. which could only be S. Pushpavanam, out ‘Obstructing the ield’,
which culminated in the “I-T raid unearths huge objectively (Editorial – waiting to unroll its ‘Right to Tiruchi invoking Law 37, in the
tions and videos have painted Singapore as a target,
with two attacks against the city-state reportedly foiled. imposition of Emergency bribes paid for gutkha sale “Mending the rift”, June 27). Protect’ model on the lines match against South Africa
Similarly, Malaysia faced its irst IS attack last June when (“A controversial in Tamil Nadu”, June 27). One is sure that Saudi Arabia of the Iraq iasco. ‘Darshan’ at Tirupati is only the eighth of its kind
inheritance”, June 27). India The scandals and money and its friends cannot stay Shreyansh Jain, The report, “TTD to pay in international cricket. Len
a grenade injured eight people at a nightclub near Kuala Chandigarh
is still paying dearly and trails related to bribery and away from Qatar for long. compensation as ‘assaulted Hutton, Mohinder
Lumpur. As the world’s largest Muslim-majority coun- heavily for her abject corruption appear to have The honey of Qatar’s pilgrim dies’” ( June 27), Amarnath, Rameez Raja,
try, Indonesia is concerned that IS members could eas- authoritarian and trickled down into a prospering economy is too Whither merit leaves one at a loss for Inzamam-ul-Haq,
ily traverse the poorly policed waters between itself and undemocratic acts. network involving the lucrative to be ignored. Also, It is shocking that the Tamil words. Mohammad Haiz, Anwar
the southern Philippines. While the U.S. no longer has She mercilessly ran political class, the Saudi Arabia gets much of its Nadu government should A few years ago I was Ali and Ben Stokes are the
military bases in the Philippines, its military advisers roughshod over the roots of bureaucracy and clout from the tiny country pass an order reserving 85% witness to an elderly others who have got out this
and intelligence analysts have been deployed to aid the democratic principles and unscrupulous elements with on account of it being a large of seats in medical colleges gentleman ahead of me in a way. While Hutton was
practices for her personal commercial interests. military base. The anti-Qatar for State Board students queue being pushed around dismissed so in a Test match
eforts of Mr. Duterte, notwithstanding his anti-Amer- gain, showing an “I am the Though all arms of the alliance also has its own though they would be by the security personnel and Roy in a T20
ican jibes. U.S. President Donald Trump may have state” attitude. media are doing painstaking backyard to clean irst chosen on the basis of the just when he was about to International, the other six
found common cause with Mr. Duterte in ighting Is- Before we revisit Justice investigation, this scam is before implicating Qatar. NEET merit list. This have a ‘darshan’ after have been given out in ODIs.
lamic extremism, yet the nature of the beast is quite dif- Bhagwati’s legacy, we must bound to be buried while Breaking up with Qatar amounts to punishing CBSE waiting for hours. His The other rare mode of
ferent in the two countries. For Mr. Duterte the priority attend to Indira Gandhi’s public anger slowly izzles questions their own students; it is grossly traumatised expression and getting out ‘Timed out’ (Law
is to bring the battle to a quick, decisive end, and if ne- troubling legacy. A huge out. Unfortunately, one credibility. discriminatory and robs his pleading eyes ixed on 31) — if a batsman fails to
population of India is below doesn’t have hope either But why was such a drastic them of a well-earned seat. the cruel faces of those who take guard within three
cessary, to resume negotiations with some groups that
35 and has no recollection of with the tortuous legal measure undertaken in the A quick calculation will troubled him still disturb minutes — has not been used
had earlier held out the promise of ending hostilities. the Emergency and its procedures and long- irst place? Was it a move by show that there is a strong me. until now in cricket.
Tackling the humanitarian crisis created by this conlict events. They must be winded justice delivery the Saudis to manufacture a possibility of, for example, a The Tirumala Tirupati A.V. Narayanan,
depends as much on these negotiations and on relief ef- honestly told all about it. system. problem in the wake of 2,300th ranked State Board Devasthanams needs to Tiruchi

forts as it does on ending the long neglect of Mindanao. C.G. Kuriakose, R. Krishnamachary, declining oil prices or was it student getting into medical think about imparting a more letters online:
Kothamangalam, Kerala Chennai a backdoor move by the U.S. college while a 200th more humane touch to the




‘The presidential election is a political contest’

The CPI(M) general secretary says the Opposition cannot accept a presidential candidate put up by the RSS-BJP combine
Smita Gupta volved. Personally, we dis- people’s movements... carry- What about the BJP
Sitaram Yechury, the flamboyant 64-year-old general secretary cussed the matter many ing the red flag, my taking factor? In the Kanthi
of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), has an easy manner times, the last occasion being out a padayatra and saying Dakshin bypoll earlier
that has won him friends across party lines, playing a coalition- when we attended Karunan- that the CPI(M) is intervening this year you came third
building role akin to that played in the 80s and 90s by Hark- idhi’s birthday in Chennai. can’t be effective unless we after the Trinamool and
ishan Singh Surjeet, a figure he reveres. At the CPI(M) headquar- We had a very detailed dis- bring all those organisations the BJP.
ters, Mr. Yechury never smokes in the general secretary’s office cussion and, subsequently, together.
but steps out to do so — out of deference to Surjeet, the first occu- he called me before the BJP That’s what we are doing ■ The capacity of the Trin-
pant of the room. In a wide-ranging interview, he speaks on, announced its candidate to on the Dalit issue, too: amool to resist the BJP in the
among other things, the state of the Left and the nation, the say that we should move on earlier, when did you see the State is undermined by the
forthcoming presidential election and his disappointment with the basis of the discussion in general secretaries of the BJP’s carrot-and-stick policy
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar choosing to back the BJP’s Chennai. Communist parties sharing a with the Trinamool.
candidate. Excerpts: platform with Prakash Whenever they want to
So what made him change Ambedkar, Paul Diwakar, tighten the screws, one more
The rise of the Right has understand the nature of his mind? Bezwada Wilson and Jignesh of their Ministers is arrested,
seen a collapse of the Left, Indian society which is Mewani, along with Rohith Narada, Sarada, all these
democratic and socialist caste-based? ■ He says it was the Vemula’s mother? This is scams... More than that,
forces in India. Why is candidate… happening now in all major what worries us in the Left is
■ It’s not that the Indian Left State capitals. The Left is the that the politics being played
there no effective counter
to the BJP? did not understand it… But he could have waited main catalyst in building this by Mamata Banerjee in try-
till the Opposition larger coalition. ing to appease Muslim funda-
■ A right-ward shift in polit- Or did not address it… meeting on June 22 and mentalism is creating a back-
ics globally always happens stated his case there... So the Opposition unity lash of Hindu fundamentalist

when there is an intense ■ Capitalism is still growing you are talking of falls consolidation.
crisis of capitalism. In India in India and classes are still ■ I wish he’d done that. The short of electoral That is exactly what
today, the discontent among being formed in a society candidate in a presidential alliances? happened in this election.
the people is growing be- already divided by caste election is not the factor on There was a sharpened po-
cause of neoliberal reforms. stratification. The caste-class which a decision on whether ■ That we will see in 2019 — larisation that squeezed the
Simultaneously, a process of overlap is the Indian reality. to contest takes place. Ex- how it will work out. In India Left out. The BJP and the
depoliticisation among the What follows from this is that cept for one occasion in the various things have TMC feed on each other...
youth is taking place. Neolib- the advance of the revolu- aftermath of the upsurge happened in the past… communal polarisation in
eral reforms promote indi-
vidual careerism. Such de-
tionary Left has to be on
both economic issues and so-
against Emergency, when
Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy be-
■ Nitish Kumar was being
considered for the 2019 elec-
> Nitish Kumar was
being considered for
leader is the convenor of the
Joint Action Committee.
There was a time when we
had National Front-Left
Bengal is going to be a very
serious issue not just for
politicisation only favours a cial oppression. came President, never was tions as the potential candid- the 2019 elections as The coalition that was Front Opposition unity… Bengal, but for the country
shift to the Right. That is the course correc- the President elected ate to lead the non-Congress the potential built up by our Kisan Sabha There is no question of any as a whole.
tion we have been trying to without a contest. It’s not the Opposition. Now there’s a candidate to lead the is called the Bhoomi Adhikar electoral alliance with the
But surely the growing do for the last 20 years. At individual merits of candid- question mark on that, it is Andolan... the NAPM [Na- Congress, but the main focus What did you learn from
inequalities provide very our last party congress, we ates; it is the politics of who almost closed. If the Ma- tional Alliance of People’s is anti-BJP. the generation before
fertile ground for the left? did it emphatically: now, the is putting up whom. The last hagathbandhan in Bihar, on Opposition. Now Movements], the social yours — E.M.S.
Left movement is much three years have seen a the basis of which he was ar- there’s a question movements and the NGOs The Left has shrunk in Namboodiripad,
■ The objective situation is more proactive on issues of brazen pushing of the guing there should be one mark on that and our Kisan Sabha are all recent years: You are Harkishan Singh Surjeet,
there for the advance of the social oppression. For the Hindutva agenda, the com- across the country… if that is working together. They had a losing workers not just to Jyoti Basu?
Left. But, in addition to the last year and a half, for the plete undermining of our going to be broken by this, Rashtra’. They are also im- huge padayatra (march) the CPI as you did
things we discussed, the so- first time, there have been Constitution and an open at- he will have no option but to plementing these neoliberal across the country. In the recently in Kerala, but to ■ Once BTR (B.T. Ranadive)
cial composition of our coun- slogans like ‘Jai Bhim, Lal tack by private armies of the take the BJP’s support in Bi- reforms with a greater ag- preparation for all the kisan the Trinamool Congress told me jokingly, “Sitaram,
try also stops what we are Salaam’. RSS-BJP against the Dalits har. It’s very unfortunate. gressiveness that is widening movements, of reaching out (TMC) and the BJP unfortunately, you are born
seeking... Hindutva is dis- and the minorities. the economic inequalities to the people, what is hap- elsewhere. in a generation which will
rupting this struggle for How much has the Janata In such an atmosphere, What was the trigger? much faster than what the pening in Madhya Pradesh, not have the opportunity to
unity through its ideological Dal (United)’s exit from we find it impossible to ac- Bihar 2015 was like a Congress did. At the same Tamil Nadu... the Left organ- ■ To understand West spend long years in jail. Only
and organisational work; the 17-party grouping cept a candidate put up by beacon for the time, there is no question of isations are a very important Bengal, you have to go bey- then can you do proper work
casteism is dividing people. damaged the image of such elements, irrespective Opposition... any electoral alliance with element of all this. ond the superficial statistics: and write. Look at Gandhi,
The advance of the Left Opposition unity? of the candidate’s merit. the Congress. at the ground level, there is a Nehru — they all wrote their
■ Only he can answer that.
would only be possible by When someone like A.P.J. The Left has not taken degree of politics of terror major works in jail. But real
uniting all these sections ■ It has definitely damaged Abdul Kalam was fielded, we The CPI(M) has always The real opposition to the credit… and violence that is pervas- politics will keep you so busy
who are suffering because of the image of Opposition had nothing against him, but talked of equidistance government is coming ive. A lot of the unions for that you won’t have that
economic reforms, growing unity but it was not wholly we fielded Captain Lakshmi between the Congress and from social movements — ■ These movements are not sheer survival find it im- period of study and reflec-
poverty, unemployment, de- unexpected. One of the earli- Sahgal because Abdul Kalam the BJP. But now... whether of Dalits or for the sake of projecting a possible to continue to op- tion!” What we learnt from
cline in living standards. This est persons who talked about was fielded by the then BJP- farmers. Why are political party. They should pose the TMC. them is to think on your feet,
unity is constantly being dis- a united opposition to the led NDA government. It is a ■ At the last CPI(M) con- mainstream political bring in larger mobilisation keeping your head on your
rupted by communalism — to BJP in the presidential elec- political contest. gress, we said the main parties not so effective? of the people into struggles But that’s exactly what the shoulders and your ear to
a much larger extent — and tions was the Bihar Chief thrust of the CPI(M) is against because, in the final analysis, Left used to be accused of. the ground... See, we were
by caste-based political Minister [Nitish Kumar]. At the recent iftar party the communal ideology of ■ The peasant movement there has to be an alternat- one day late, and we lost
mobilisation. The earliest exchanges hosted by Lalu Prasad, this government and the RSS sustaining unity and fighting ive, political narrative to the ■ If the CPI(M) had done Nitish.
took place between us, and Nitish Kumar lambasted blueprint of converting our against the betrayal in Maha- current Modi narrative. That that, then the Trinamool
Do you think that the it’s only on that basis that the him publicly. What do you secular, democratic republic rashtra has been our Kisan alternate narrative can come Congress would not be in For the full interview, please visit
Indian Left failed to Congress president got in- read in that outburst? into their idea of a ‘Hindu Sabha. Our Kisan Sabha only through popular government today. our website



A meek reform FIFTY YEARS AGO

Anti-Chinese riots rock Rangoon

JUNE 28, 1967

Piecemeal reforms like ‘Vision 2030’ Shots were fired when Burmese demonstrators attacked the
gates of the Chinese Embassy here [Rangoon] last night [ June
will not save Saudi Arabia 26] at the height of anti-Chinese rioting. Six shots were fired,
Prashanth Perumal
and demonstrators said they came from the Embassy, but they
did not know who fired them. No one was reported hurt by
The ascent of Saudi Arabia’s 31- the shooting, but 17 people, six of them Chinese, were taken to
year-old Crown Prince Mo- hospital after violence elsewhere in the city. The riot began
hammed bin Salman has outside a Chinese school and spread to the Embassy and other
raised hopes of radical reform. sections of the city where crowds burned three buildings and
Last year, the prince vowed to 13 cars and destroyed another 28 vehicles. About 200 demon-
roll back government and un- strators attacked the Embassy gates and tore down a Chinese
leash market forces. But that’s emblem. Authorities sealed off the China Town section of the
easier said than done, given city and police toured the streets dispersing groups of people
the size of the Saudi state. standing at street corners.
The Saudi government has
typically extracted about 80-

90% of its revenues from oil,

but falling oil prices have Madras Protest Meeting.
forced a search for other
sources of revenue. One of them is the plan to tax foreign resid- Inspector S.T. Rhenius Pillay of the B. Division applied to His
ents who constitute well over half the economy’s total work- Worship for the issue of summons [on June 27] against Mr. C.S.
force. About 70% of Saudi nationals work in the unproductive CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
public sector, while 9 out of 10 foreign workers are in the pro- Gokhale Hall, under Section 76 of Act III of 1888 for allowing
ductive private sector. Yet, jobs in the public sector pay about
CONCEPTUAL NOTEBOOK more than 1,000 persons into the Gokhale Hall at the protest
meeting held on 21st instant contrary to the provisions of the
70% more than those in the private sector. This is because pub- Import Soldiers on a literacy mission license granted to him as Secretary. His worship granted issue
lic sector jobs exist mostly for the Kingdom to channel oil rev-
enues to Saudis.
substitution of summons, made returnable on the 4th proximo. Section 76
Economics Getting to know more about the Bhim Army’s schools of the City Police Act referred to runs as follows:— “For any
breach of any of the conditions of a license granted under this
Diversiication of economy
‘Vision 2030’ shows few signs of reforming this perverse The policy of encouraging Mohammad Ali find even a single detailed being accused of organ- Act the offender shall be liable on conviction to fine not ex-
model. As oil revenues have dried up, a $2 trillion public in- domestic production by Reporting on the Bhim report which talks about ising violent protests. . ceeding one hundred rupees, and such fine may be recovered
vestment fund is the new hope to sustain welfare spending. raising barriers against the Army is tricky. Winning what we do... The caste “We just wanted to from the person licensed notwithstanding that such breach
Even by 2030, the government is expected to contribute about import of goods from for- the trust of the rank and clashes in Saharanpur be- protest peacefully on May may have been owing to the default or carelessness of his ser-
40% of total national spending. The prince wants to diversify eign economies. It is usu- file of the organisation of came an occasion for the 9 after Dalit households vant or agent in charge of the shop or place. ”
the economy from oil and promote sectors in which, he ally recommended by mostly Dalit youngsters is media and the ruling es- were burnt in Shabbipur. CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
thinks, Saudi Arabia possesses a “comparative advantage”. some economists as a way crucial. tablishment to brand us as The police did not allow
But if the price of oil were to rise again, where would the King- to encourage self-suffi- When I approached Naxals and possibly ban us. That led to scattered DATA POINT
dom’s comparative advantage lie? ciency, and also to aid the Lokendra, a local member us,” Satish Gautam, who incidents where police
These are decisions best left to markets, under the right in- development of local in- of the group, early this takes care of rural Saha- vehicles were burnt. No
stitutions. Saudi Arabia’s institutions, though, are abysmal. dustries. It was most popu- month, for a possible ranpur for the group, member of the Bhim
The World Bank ranks it 105th in the world (in 2017) for enfor- lar in Latin America in the write-up, he was sur- pointed out to me as he Army attacked any other
cing contracts as “creditors are unlikely to recover their 20th century, and India prised. showed the Nishulk Paath- person,” Shivam, a young
money through a formal legal process”. too adopted it prior to the After a quick check of shalas (free schools) run Dalit man, told me.
The larger agenda of the reform plan is the development of a liberalisation of its eco- my credentials as a re- by the organisation.
private, non-oil economy that can create 4,50,000 jobs for nomy in 1991. Critics have porter, he met me on the The first such school Agitate and organise
Saudi nationals by 2020. If that doesn’t happen, the plan argued that protectionist outskirts of Saharanpur, was started by Demonisation by the me-
makes space for labour quotas compelling private companies measures like import sub- before taking me to the in- Chandrashekhar Azad and dia and the local adminis-
to hire Saudi nationals over foreigners. This suggests that ‘Vis- stitution make consumers teriors, where he intro- his friend Vinay in July tration has led to most
ion 2030’ envisions a protectionist, state-led economy. To poorer in the long run, by duced me to his seniors. 2015, immediately after Dalits in Saharanpur
bring about serious change though, the prince should recog- preventing them from en- they finished college. either coming in support
nise that dependence on oil is not necessarily a curse. Chile, joying the benefits of free Demonised by media Funded initially by of the group or becoming
Norway, Botswana and Canada are resource-rich economies trade. Also, given the re- On our way to small financial contribu- members.
that have prospered using their resources. They are also mar- strictions imposed on for- Buddhakera Pundir vil- tions from Dalits, it soon “Babasaheb Ambedkar
ket economies that respect property rights, which has allowed eign trade, it can lead to lage, he told me why he became the biggest initiat- said, first you have to edu-
them to quickly overcome economic shocks. bureaucratic corruption. exercised caution before ive in western Uttar Pra- cate yourself, then get or-
Oil will likely remain Saudi Arabia’s main asset, so the focus meeting me. The Hindi desh as community mem- ganised, and then struggle
should be on making its use more eicient by ending state con- CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC media had declared them bers in more than 200 for your rights. That is
trol. Removing market barriers and building reliable institu- “Naxals” and “a bunch of villages in Saharanpur what we are doing... It
tions will also help. The policy of setting job quotas in the
private sector for Saudis must go. Booms and busts, common
in resource-rich economies, need to be accepted as part of life.
THE WEB 3 violent thugs” without any
evidence, he told me.
“Hindi newspapers
came forward to offer as-
As I talked to Dalit kids
won’t stop at any cost,
even when the media con-
tinues demonising us and
A free labour market, along with a free private sector, will help Top 10 takeaways from have two editions, one in village after village, it the BJP government keeps
the economy become nimble and might even lead to a diverse Modi’s U.S. visit each for Saharanpur rural turned out that Bhim troubling us,” says one of
Saudi economy. and urban. But you won’t Army has only grown after them.





A ight of ideologies, says Meira Kumar
‘Will focus on ight Calls for a united Opposition and appeals to the electoral college to ‘heed the inner voice of conscience’
against terrorism’ Special Correspondent
component of this ideology”.
Thanking the Opposition
Responding to a question
relating to the fact that both
appropriate time.” On Union
Minister Sushma Swaraj re-
Mr. Modi said there was a Security Adviser H.R. Mc- The Congress-led Opposi- parties for unanimously se- she and Mr. Kovind are Dal- leasing a video of a Lok
meeting of minds between Master, President’s daughter tion’s presidential candidate, lecting her as their candidate its, Ms. Kumar said, “This is Sabha speech to indicate
the two as, “the top priority Ivanka Trump and son-in- Meira Kumar, on Tuesday, to contest the July 17 presid- the election for the highest how she was treated as
for both President Trump law Jared Kushner sat in the described her upcoming ential election, she stressed post in the country. This is Leader of the Opposition,
and myself is to protect our harsh afternoon sun. Mr. contest with the ruling that this ideology “is very not a political war but a fight Ms. Kumar said leaders of
society from global chal- Modi also met Mr. Pence in party’s nominee, Ram Nath close to my heart”, and that of ideologies. I am pained by various parties had never cri-
lenges like terrorism; and his office. Mr. Modi invited Kovind, as a “fight of ideolo- in the coming election, “this the discussion over my caste. ticised her for her style of
because our aim is the the President’s daughter In- gies”, ahead of filing her pa- will be my plank on which I Why doesn’t society rise functioning, but rather ap-
strengthening of India and vaka to lead the U.S. delega- pers for the election on Wed- will contest”. above these divisions?” preciated it.
the USA — two great demo- tion to the Global Entre- nesday in the presence of top “Some ideologies benefit Earlier, Ms. Kumar had ap-
cracies in the world.” preneurship Summit (GES) Opposition leaders. Inspired by Gandhi the weaker sections of soci- pealed to members of the
Mr. Trump and his guests which India will host later She said this at her first The former Lok Sabha ety, some don’t. We will not electoral college to “heed the
usually take questions from this year. press conference here after Speaker is likely to start her tolerate atrocities on Dalits inner voice of conscience”
the media during Rose As they concluded the being selected as the joint campaign on June 30 from and weaker sections. I want while casting their vote in
Garden appearances, but on formal talks, Mr. Trump candidate of 17 Opposition the Sabarmati Ashram in Gu- complete destruction of the the presidential elections.
Monday questions were not thanked India for ordering parties. This unity, she said, jarat, after the scrutiny of her caste system,” Ms. Kumar The President’s office, she
allowed. As American re- military equipment, though speaking at the Constitution nomination. stressed. underscored, “cannot func-
porters shouted questions, there was no announce- Club, is based “on their firm Mahatma Gandhi, she All set: Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar tion to serve narrow political
the leaders turned around ment of American decision ideological positions — said, led the freedom addresses the media in New Delhi on Tuesday. R.V. MOORTHY * ‘Happens in politics’ interests”.
and walked back into the to sell unarmed Guardian democratic values, inclusive- struggle and threw out a big Playing down the decision of The post of President of
Oval Office. drones, as expected. Market ness, social justice, freedom empire on the basis of truth previous presidential elec- I can clearly see how society the Janata Dal(U), led by Bi- India is “not symbolic”, she
As Mr. Trump and Mr. access and trade issues re- of press, transparency, end and non-violence. “One de- tions, caste was never dis- is thinking in 2017. I want har Chief Minister Nitish Ku- said, adding, and “capability
Modi spoke, First Lady main irritants, and the Pres- of poverty, destruction of rives a lot of strength from cussed, she said, “But when that we should wrap caste mar, to support Mr. Kovind and experience must always
Melania Trump, Vice Presid- ident raised these in the caste structure — as some of there and that is why I am Dalits contest, their caste is and bury it deep inside the and not her, she said: “Such supersede” every other con-
ent Mike Pence, Secretary of public statement and in those cherished values, going there,” she said. being discussed and their vir- ground, and our society things happen in politics. I sideration while choosing
State Rex Tillerson, National talks. which form an important Pointing out that in the tues become subordinate. So should move forward.” will decide what to do at an the person for the post.

‘We are world leaders ‘Beijing trying China sends out a strong signal
in social media’
“I am thrilled to salute you,
Prime Minister Modi, and
just a small section, but he
said it’s the seventh largest
to assert itself’ The turning away of pilgrims should not be ignored, say sources
Josy Joseph
the Indian people, for all country in the world,” Mr. Dinakar Peri
that you are accomplishing Trump said as guests Spike in breach after Dalai Lama’s visit NEW DELHI

together. Your accomplish- laughed. A day after China accused

ments have been vast,” he “So I said, you know Vijaita Singh “How much time does it the Indian Army of violating
said. “India has the fastest- what? This is a better day. New Delhi take for China to change its the border, the military au-
growing economy in the But it is great to have you. The recent stand-off of the strategy by shifting focus thorities were tight-lipped
world. We hope we are go- Thank you very much. Indian Army with the from Ladakh/Arunachal Pra- over the claims.
ing to be catching you very Thank you all for being Chinese People’s Liberation desh to Sikkim and Ut- Despite the official si-
soon in terms of percentage here.” Army (PLA) at Doko La on tarakhand. It is being done lence, most sources within
increase, I have to tell you “And to add icing to the China-Sikkim-Bhutan tri- to stall development work in and outside the military
that. We are working on it,” cake is that, in those elec- junction is being seen as an border areas,” a senior gov- warned that the latest devel-
Mr. Trump added. tions, our party won,” Mr. attempt by China to “assert” ernment official said. opments, especially the
Modi said. “Good,” Mr. itself in areas which were On Tuesday, Minister of Chinese move to close the
U.P. Assembly polls Trump responded. “And not prone to transgressions State for Home Kiren Rijiju Nathu La Pass route to
Mr. Trump said the visit was after many years, we have or disputes, a senior govern- met a senior official from Kailash Mansarovar, should
planned earlier but Mr. got three-fourths majority in ment official said on Tues- military operations and be treated as a diplomatic
Modi could not make it be- the State Assembly,” Mr. day. Indo-Tibetan Border Police message from Beijing.
cause of the Uttar Pradesh Modi continued. “That’s The official said there has (ITBP) DG Krishna Chow- “While the past trends
elections. fantastic,” responded the been a spike in Chinese dhury to discuss the con- have shown these kinds of
“They had elections in a President. “You won by a transgressions after the visit struction work along the incidents are initiated by the
section of India and it was lot.” of the Dalai Lama to Ar- border areas. Officials have Chinese during high-profile Hitting a speed breaker: Sources in the security establishment said the turning away of the
unachal Pradesh earlier this decided to give a measured bilateral visits, I don’t think pilgrims should be seen as a diplomatic signal. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT *

year and the numbers are response on the current we should read too much

China protests expected to go up. India’s

cold shoulder to the China-
Pakistan Economic Corridor
stand-off with the Chinese
as PM Narendra Modi is on a
three-nation tour.
into the timing of the incid-
ent with respect to the Prime
Minister’s visit to the U.S.,”
go out control.” However,
several other sources in the
security establishment said
also formed human walls to
prevent each other from
moving further ahead.
strong pieces on this. It all
happens at a time when the
relations are already under

against ‘incursion’ is also being seen as one of

the reasons behind the in-
creased transgressions.
The tri-junction
primarily guarded by the
Army and the ITBP forms
is the former Army Chief Gen-
eral Bikram Singh told The
the turning away of the pil-
grims was a diplomatic sig-
nal that should not be ig-
A retired Lt. General, who
had commanded a corps in
the area, said, “Sikkim is a
strain and also during the
Prime Minister’s visit to the
U.S. This is one warning
Both India and China hold tended that the area where In the past 45 days, the second layer of security. nored. settled boundary, barring shot.”
divergent perceptions about the border incident took around 120 Chinese trans- “Sikkim and Uttarakhand ‘No reason to worry’ According to military the finger area in the plateau Mr. Ranade said the loca-
the incident, which appar- place is undisputed, as it has gressions were reported have remained more or less Gen. Singh said there was no sources, soldiers of both which came up during tion where it has happened
ently took place, earlier this been delineated and en- mainly from Ladakh and Ar- oblivious to any skirmish as reason to be unduly worried sides are in a stand-off along 2007.” is also significant. “They
month in the Doka La re- dorsed in the past. unachal Pradesh. Last year, the border, which is yet to about the incursions. the Sikkim border for the Jayadeva Ranade, presid- have been trying to build a
gion along the Sikkim- “The Sino-Indian border around 250 such transgres- be demarcated officially, is “This is a regular feature. past few days. Indian ent, Centre for China Ana- road there. For us it is stra-
Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction. of Sikkim has been delin- sions were reported. considered to be a settled Our patrols also go into sources insist that Chinese lysis and Strategy, told The tegically important. It is just
Face-offs between Indian eated by the 1890 Sino-Brit- one between the two coun- Chinese-held areas and they soldiers entered Indian ter- Hindu that the development 30 km from the Siliguri cor-
and Chinese troops in this ish Treaty on Tibetan Cus- Not surprising tries. Recently, we stepped come in due to differing per- ritory and destroyed two was significant. “I would say ridor or the Chicken’s Neck,”
area are rare in recent years. toms. After the An official said they were up construction of roads ceptions on the LAC and the bunkers in Doka La region, that because of the pro- he pointed out. “It is a com-
However, eyeball-to-eyeball independence of India, the not surprised by China’s and other infrastructure International Border. There on the tri-junction between longed face-off, and the kind bination of strategic, sover-
confrontations have taken Indian government has con- move to foment trouble in project, which could have are robust mechanisms in Sikkim, Bhutan and Tibet. of articles appearing in the eignty and territorial issues
place at regular intervals es- firmed this in writing sev- settled boundaries like upset them,” the official place to defuse such situ- Sources said the two sides Chinese media. Global Times bundled into one,” Mr.
pecially in the Western sec- eral times, acknowledging Sikkim and Uttarakhand. said. ations and ensure they don’t engaged in some scuffle, and has put out at least three Ranade said.
tor along the Line of Actual that there is no objection to
Control (LAC). the border between the two

GJM supporters intensify protests ‘State should solve

India and China have sides,” the Ministry state-
widely divergent percep- ment said.
tions of the LAC, which has, Defence Ministry spokes-
so far, not been delineated, man Ren Guoqiang stressed
and has been widely viewed
as a major cause of border
that Indian troops recently
crossed the border in an at-
tempt to block a road con-
Copies of GTA agreement burnt in Darjeeling; Mamata holds meetings in Kolkata Gorkhaland issue’
However, the Chinese struction in Donglang (Dok- Special Correspondent fight the election even as an Nistula Hebbar cuss the issue, including one
Foreign Ministry has con- lam) area by the Chinese. Kolkata independent candidate, they NEW DELHI held on Tuesday afternoon.
The Gorkha Janmukti would have to do that at Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP Sources said security con-
Morcha (GJM) on Tuesday their own risk. general secretary in charge cerns also influenced the

No interim orders on stepped up its protests in

Darjeeling, with some activ-
ists burning copies of the
Protests were held in all
the 45 wards of the GTA as
announced by the GJM lead-
of West Bengal, said on
Tuesday that the party did
not favour a separate
party’s line. “As a rule, we
favour small States; it was
under the Vajpayee govern-

Aadhaar, observes SC Gorkhaland Territorial Ad-

ministration (GTA) agree-
ment, and dozens of youth
ership. Only a day before
Prakash Gurung, president
of the youth wing of the GJM
“The BJP is not in favour
of a Gorkha State, but we do
ment that Jharkhand, Ut-
tarakhand and Chhattisgarh
were created. Darjeeling,
“No interim order can be such person before us,” the getting their bare backs threatened to resort to hun- want the issue raised by however, is too tiny to be-
passed or mandamus (direc- Bench told senior advocate smashed with tubelights. ger-strike and self-immola- those demanding a separate come a separate State, and it
tion to government official Shyam Divan, appearing for Supporters of GJM lined tion and urged the Centre to State — protection of their shares the border with
to fulfil official duty) can be the three petitioners. up at Chowk Bazar and some start a dialogue on the issue culture and identity — be ad- Nepal,” a senior office-
issued on mere apprehen- “The state is a democratic of them started breaking tu- of separate Gorkhaland. dressed,” Mr. Vijaywargiya bearer said.
sions. You have to wait for welfare state which is saying belights on their backs, to The GJM and other parties said. “We believe that suc-
one week. If somebody is that they will not deprive show their anger against the have refused to hold any dis- cessive governments in West BJP prospects in State
deprived (of the benefits), anyone of the benefits. Al- West Bengal government. cussion with the State gov- Bengal did not empower the The BJP won the Darjeeling
you can point out the same ternative IDs are valid as of ernment. In Kolkata, Chief Gorkhaland Territorial Ad- Lok Sabha seat in 2014 (Min-
to this court. What is the dif- now,” it observed. During End of board Unrest continues: GJM supporters during a protest on the Minister Mamata Banerjee ministration (GTA) enough ister of State for Parliament-
ficulty,” a vacation Bench of the hearing, Additional Soli- The demonstration, an- outskirts of Siliguri on Tuesday. AFP *
held meetings with senior to address the genuine ary Affairs S.S. Ahluwalia is
Justices A.M. Khanwilkar citor General Tushar Mehta, nounced by the GJM a few administrative and police of- grievances of the people. the member from Darjeel-
and Navin Sinha told the representing the Centre, days ago, drew large crowds agreement officially marked thing we want now is ficers on the situation in Dar- The GTA was set up in 1988 ing), and it has been ag-
petitioners. told the Bench that benefits from different parts of Dar- the end of the regional devel- Gorkhaland,” Benoy jeeling. after an agitation. The gressive in its plan to ex-
“We cannot pass orders of various social welfare jeeling. GJM supporters opmental board in the hills. Tamang, GJM’s assistant gen- Senior Trinamool Con- people had expectations. pand in the rest of West
which are uncertain. You schemes would be given to burnt copies of the Gorkha- “Today (Tuesday) we are eral secretary, said. gress Minister Gautam Deb, When that didn’t happen, Bengal. The agitation led by
are saying somebody might persons even if he or she land Territorial Administra- burning the GTA memor- president of Darjeeling dis- the agitation started again,” the Gorkha Janmukti
be deprived, but we have no does not have Aadhaar. tion (GTA) agreement, andum agreement and the Tamang dares trict Trinamool Congress, he said. “We want the State Morcha (GJM) has found the
entered into between the GTA Act that was signed in Mr. Tamang who was said that he is saddened to government to address all is- party wrong-footed. Hence,
Centre, West Bengal govern- August 2011. From today, the present at the protest venue, see such violent protests. Mr. sues, and any solution has support for the Statehood

EU slaps a record ment and the GJM in 2011.

The GJM leadership said
the burning of the GTA
GTA would be a non-entity in
the hills. We do not want the
GTA anymore. The only
said if the State government
tries to impose the election
here and if anyone tries to
Deb said any protests in a
democratic country should
follow democratic means.
to come from the State.”
The party has been
scheduling meetings to dis-
demand may affect the
party’s position in the rest
of the State.

€2.4 bn ine on Google

Crucially for Google, Brus-
sels has demanded that the
US tech giant change the
Brussels accuses Google
of giving its own online ser-
vice, Google Shopping, too
‘War room’ set up to tackle GST crises
business model for Google much priority in search res- Press Trust of India Central Board of Excise action room specifically for ment officials. A team of
Shopping to meet the EU’s ults to the detriment of New Delhi and Customs chief Vanaja N. government officials to ap- tech-savvy young officers
concerns. other price comparison ser- Equipped with multiple Sarna said on Tuesday that proach it with any urgent will be manning the “war
The fine broke the previ- vices, such as TripAdvisor phone lines and computer the unit will act as a quick re- queries related to problems room” to assist officials in
ous EU record for a mono- and Expedia. systems and manned by source centre for Central of GST in any area,” she said. resolving their GST-related
poly case against U.S. chip- The case, launched in tech-savvy youngsters, a and State government offi- queries, sources said.
maker Intel of €1.06 billion. 2010, is one of three against “mini war room” has been cials to address their queries Prompt response
While an EU record, the Google and of several set up in the Finance Min- on the historic tax reform, Ms. Sarna said the action Single-window
amount is below the max- against blockbuster U.S. istry to deal with crises re- scheduled to be implemen- room, which will function The room will act as a single-
imum possible of about €8.0 companies including Star- lated to the implementation ted from July 1. from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., will window for anything and
billion or 10% of Google’s bucks, Apple, Amazon and of the Goods and Services “The Finance Ministry has provide prompt response to everything related to the
total revenue last year. McDonalds. Tax (GST). set up a GST feedback and queries raised by govern- GST, they said.



Three hugs for Trump Gift of shawls, Lincoln stamp Ivanka thanks Modi for invite Media, no questions please
Narendra Modi first met Donald Narendra Modi gifted Donald Trump a folio containing a Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump Journalists who attended the media briefing by President Donald
Trump’s outstretched arm with a pull commemorative postal stamp issued by India to mark the has thanked Narendra Modi for inviting Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were told ahead
for an embrace. He did this again, death centenary of Abraham Lincoln and gave hand-woven her for the Global Entrepreneurship of time that no questions would be allowed — a break from the
twice — the same greeting Mr. Modi shawls from J&K and Himachal Pradesh to Melania Trump. In a Summit in India. Mr. Modi tweeted he tradition of two questions being asked from each press
has used with Barack Obama, and a “great gesture,” the Trumps took the PM for a tour of the was “delighted to have met her” and delegation. The Washington Post said the President’s refusal to
host of foreign dignitaries. White House. welcomed her to India. answer questions frustrated the assembled press corps.

Big gains, but joint statement gets a delicate balancing

Modi-Trump meeting exceeds expectations, and the language on Pakistan is the most direct yet, asking the nation to ensure that its territory is not used for terrorism

NSA secures
Hizb’s funding will taper
Suhasini Haidar
By all indications, the meet-
ing between Prime Minister PM’s papers
of, says Home Secretary
Narendra Modi and U.S.
President Donald Trump ex- Press Trust of India
ceeded expectations of both Washington
sides, on the optics and on Prime Minister Narendra
the language of their joint Modi was on Tuesday saved
statement, with Foreign Sec- from possible Says Salahuddin’s movements will now be restricted
retary S. Jaishankar calling it embarrassment by an alert
“one of the most productive National Security Adviser, Special Correspondent
visits to Washington”. Ajit Doval, at the White New Delhi
However, on some aspects House. When a sudden gust Union Home Secretary Rajiv
of the bilateral relationship, of wind swept away some Mehrishi said on Tuesday
this year’s joint statement pages of his prepared press that Hizbul Mujahideen
fell short of last year’s, when statement, Mr. Doval sprang chief Syed Salahuddin was a
Mr. Modi met Mr. Obama. into action and quickly “coward” who had to “run
Here’s a comparison: retrieved them. The Prime away” to Pakistan. Mr.
Minister was attentively Mehrishi made the com-
Focus on trade listening to the remarks of ment while welcoming the
The Indo-U.S. Strategic Part- U.S. President Donald U.S. decision to declare Syed
nership is on course, but Trump at the Rose Garden Salahuddin a global terror-
with the emphasis shifting to of the presidential mansion ist. He said that it would
trade and economic ties. after their first meeting, help choke his movements
This is reflected in the titles when this happened. and financing.
of the two statements: “En- Flag march: Narendra Modi, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington. * NYT Another Home Ministry
during Global Partners in the official said the decision
21st Century” in 2016, and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen leader reference to “respect for sov- the domains” of land, mari- ity, prosperity, and security. would isolate Pakistan,
the more modest “Prosper- Syed Salahuddin a specially ereignty and territorial integ- time, air, space, and cyber, While cooperation on en- which had been claiming
ity Through Partnership” designated global terrorist, a rity” on regional connectiv- in 2017, it speaks of being ergy is highlighted in the that the “freedom move-
this year. While the 2016 move welcomed by India. ity projects, which has been “responsible stewards” and statement, it was to be ex- ment in Kashmir is
statement focussed on “Bol- The language on Pakistan India’s major concern. “democratic stalwarts in the pected that all reference to indigenous”.
stering Economic and Trade is clear, and a departure However, the statement Indo-Pacific Region.” the U.S. commitment to “What the U.S. did is cor-
ties”, this year’s statement is
more direct on how that will
from last year’s. “The lead-
ers called on Pakistan to en-
appears to have softened
some of the language on Chi- North Korea new entrant
helping India battle climate
change would be dropped,
rect. He [Salahuddin] is a
terrorist and he has now
Faster entry for Indians
be done, with references to sure that its territory is not na’s actions in the South North Korea is a new entrant given Mr. Trump’s harsh ob- been declared so. This de- Press Trust of India President Donald Trump
“balancing the trade deficit” used to launch terrorist at- China Sea. For example, in- into the joint statement, in servations when he pulled claration by the U.S. may Washington welcomed India’s entry into
(which, as it is in India’s fa- tacks on other countries. stead of saying the two coun- keeping with Mr. Trump’s out of the Paris accord. In probably help in impacting Low-risk Indian travellers to the International Expedited
vour, is a sore point for the They further called on tries would “ensure” free- sharp focus on curbing Kim 2016, this had occupied a his movements and fund- the U.S. from now on would Traveler Initiative (Global
Trump administration). Pakistan to bring to justice dom of navigation, overflight Jong-Un’s nuclear and bal- hefty space, entitled “Advan- ing,” said Mr. Mehrishi on experience speedy entry Entry Program), saying it
The joint statement of the perpetrators of the 26/11 listic belligerence, with the cing U.S.-India Global Lead- the sidelines of an ITBP into the country after would facilitate closer
event. The State department landing, with India making a business and educational
2017 continues previous ref-
erences to “a growing stra-
Mumbai, Pathankot, and
other cross-border terrorist
NEWS ANALYSIS leaders calling his “destabil-
izing pursuit of nuclear and
ership on Climate and Clean
Energy”. The India-U.S. civil categorised Salahuddin a formal entry into an ties between the citizens of
tegic convergence” bolstered attacks perpetrated by ballistic missile programs, a nuclear deal, which was due specially designated global American initiative. India and the U.S.
by military, maritime and in- Pakistan-based groups,” the and commerce through the grave threat to regional se- to see the conclusion of the terrorist on Monday, hours
telligence cooperation. statement said, the most dir- Indo-Pacific region (that curity and global peace”. NPCIL-Westinghouse agree- before Prime Minister Nar-
The language of the joint ect message in an India-U.S. refers to the Indian Ocean Traditionally, India has ment for six reactors by endra Modi’s meeting with the U.S. move unjustified. miri right to self-determina-
statement this year is much joint statement thus far. and the Pacific Ocean), the maintained trade and low- June, appears to be on hold, President Donald Trump. In a statement, Foreign tion as terrorists was
tougher on terrorism, spe- language in 2017 only “reiter- profile relations with North with Foreign Secretary Mr. Office spokesperson Nafees completely unjustified,” he
cifically on Pakistan-based On China ates the importance of re- Korea. Jaishankar expressing the Unjustified move: Pak. Zakaria said the 70-year-old said. A senior Pakistani Min-
terror groups. A few hours India indicated it had specting freedom of naviga- Mr. Trump welcomed hope that Westinghouse, Pakistan on Tuesday criti- indigenous struggle of Kash- ister Chaudhry Nisar reacted
before the Trump-Modi brought the U.S. round to its tion,” etc. In place of the “further Indian contribu- which has filed for bank- cised the US announcement miris remained legitimate. sharply to designation of Sa-
meeting, the U.S. State De- position on the Chinese “Belt 2016 language calling for In- tions to promote Afgh- ruptcy, will be “back in busi- to designate Syed Salahud- "The designation of indi- lahuddin as terrorist.
partment moved to make and Road initiative” with a dia and the U.S. to “secure anistan’s democracy, stabil- ness” by 2017-end. din as a terrorist and called viduals supporting the Kash- (With Mubashir Zaidi)

Modi, Rutte slam ‘double
standards’ on terrorism
“There can be no justiication on any grounds”
U.S. Vice-President Press Trust of India should “not only seek to dis-
to visit India The Hague rupt and bring to justice ter-
WASHINGTON India and the Netherlands rorists, terror organisations
The future of the Indo-U.S. on Tuesday strongly con- and networks, but should
partnership has never looked demned the use of ‘double also identify, hold account-
brighter and the best days for standards’ in addressing the able and take strong meas-
the two nations are yet to menace of terrorism, saying ures against all those who
come, Vice President Mike there can be no justification encourage, support and fin-
Pence said on Tuesday. for acts of terror on any ance terrorism, provide
Describing the visit of Prime grounds. sanctuary to terrorists and
Minister Narendra Modi as terror groups and falsely ex-
“productive and the most Radicalisation tol their virtues.”
important strategic Expressing concern about Both leaders agreed to
relationships”, Mr. Pence said: the serious threat posed by strengthen cooperation in
“Today, I say with confidence the spread of terrorism and combating terrorism both at
that our friendship would violent extremism to both the bilateral level and within
grow and deepen.” He had the countries and the world, Mark Rutte the multilateral system.
accepted Mr. Modi’s Prime Minister Narendra
invitation to visit India. PTI Modi and his Dutch counter- community to eliminate ter- Early pact sought
part Mark Rutte reaffirmed rorism through a holistic In this regard, they called for
Venkaiah says Congress their commitment to combat approach. early conclusion of negoti-
‘jealous’ and ‘guilty’ terrorism and prevent radic- ations on the Comprehens-
NEW DELHI alisation that could lead to Zero tolerance ive Convention on Interna-
Union Minister M. Venkaiah violent extremism. The two prime ministers tional Terrorism, the
Naidu said here on Tuesday In a joint communique agreed that there should be statement said.
that the Congress after their bilateral meeting, zero tolerance to terrorism, Mr. Modi is in the Nether-
“deliberately refuses to see” they also reiterated the need the statement said. lands on the last leg of his
the outcome of Prime for a unified and collective They affirmed that the three-nation tour that in-
Minister Narendra Modi’s visit effort by the international fight against terrorism cluded Portugal and the U.S.
to the U.S. because of “sheer
jealousy” and “guilt” of lost
opportunities during the
UPA’s regime. The
information and broadcasting
Netherlands backs Modi makes
a pitch to
minister’s comments came
after Congress spokesperson
Manish Tewari termed the
UNSC, NSG bids Dutch CEOs
India-U.S. joint statement Press Trust of India ment and Australia Group
“disappointing and old hat”, The Hague would benefit from India’s Press Trust of India
lacking “new or big ideas” in The Netherlands on Tues- membership. The Nether- Amsterdam
the bilateral relationship. PTI day backed India’s early lands expressed its support Describing the Netherlands
entry into the NSG and for India’s early member- as India’s “natural partner”
Israeli daily showers other multilateral export ship to the 48-member NSG in its economic develop-
praise on PM Modi control regimes, and sup- and the Wassenaar Arrange- ment, Prime Minister Nar-
JERUSALEM ported the country’s bid for ment. For the Australia endra Modi on Tuesday in-
“Wake up: the most important a permanent UN Security Group, the Netherlands wel- vited Dutch companies to
PM of the world is coming,” is Council seat. The Nether- comed India’s recent applic- invest in the country,
how Prime Minister Narendra lands’ support came after ation for membership. which, he said, is the “land
Modi’s forthcoming visit to Prime Minister Narendra of opportunities”.
Israel, the first by an Indian Modi held talks with his Solar alliance Focusing on trade, tech-
premier, is described in an Dutch counterpart, Mark Mr. Modi invited the Nether- nology and investment,
article in a leading Israeli Rutte, here. lands to join the Interna- Mr. Modi interacted with
business daily. The Marker, in The two Prime Ministers tional Solar Alliance. Mr, the CEOs of major Dutch
a feature story in its Hebrew agreed that the bilateral re- Rutte appreciated the lead companies after holding bi-
edition, says that Israelis had lations between India and taken by India to galvanise lateral talks with his Dutch
huge expectations from U.S. the EU merit increased fo- global action on climate counterpart Mark Rutte.
President Donald Trump’s cus and attention. Prime change, and declared that The two countries
visit but “he didn’t say much”, Minister Modi thanked the the Netherlands would con- signed three MoUs in social
while Mr. Modi, a leader of Netherlands for its role in sider the invitation posit- security, water coopera-
1.25 billion people enjoying India’s accession to the Mis- ively. With 20 per cent of In- tion and cultural coopera-
massive popularity and sile Technology Control Re- dia’s exports to Europe tion sectors. Mr. Modi said
representing one of the gime in June 2016. entering through the Neth- reforms introduced by his
fastest growing economies of Both leaders agreed that erlands, they discussed the government seek to en-
the world, deserved a lot of the Nuclear Suppliers Group role of the Netherlands as hance ease of doing
attention. PTI (NSG), Wassenaar Arrange- India’s ‘Gateway to Europe’. business.




U.S. warns of possible
chemical attack by Assad
White House says Syrian regime will pay a heavy price if the assault occurs

Brazil’s President faces

Agence France-Presse
Associated Press
Washington /Munich
Air strike in
criminal charges
BRASILIA Syrian President Bashar al- IS-held town
Brazilian President Michel Assad may be preparing an-
Temer prepared to other chemical weapons at- kills dozens
counterattack on Tuesday tack, one that would result
after bribery charges against in the “mass murder” of ci- Reuters
him sent the country into its vilians, the White House said Beirut
latest bout of political on Monday, warning the re- The Syrian Observatory for
turmoil. Temer became the gime would pay a “heavy Human Rights said on
irst sitting president to face price” if it went ahead with Tuesday dozens of people
criminal charges. AFP such an assault. were killed in an air strike
The White House said the believed to have been car-
‘Dutch state partly to preparations were similar to ried out by the U.S.-led co-
blame for Srebrenica’ those undertaken by the As- alition on an Islamic State
THE HAGUE sad regime ahead of an ap- prison in the eastern Syr-
A Dutch appeals court ruled parent chemical attack on a ian town of al-Mayadeen.
on Tuesday the state was rebel-held town in April. Not again: U.S. envoy to the UN Nikki Haley holds a photo of a The coalition said it had
partly to blame for the deaths Washington launched a re- victim of an alleged Syrian chemical attack, during a meeting carried out strikes on
of some 350 Muslim men in taliatory cruise missile strike of the UN Security Council in April. AFP * known IS targets in the
the 1995 Srebrenica days later against a Syrian town on Sunday and
genocide, and in a landmark airbase from where it said geted by a U.S. cruise missile must proportionate, it must Monday — the day the Ob-
move ordered it to pay the chemical weapons attack strike in April. A Pentagon be necessary. In the last case servatory said the prison
limited damages. The court, was launched. spokesperson said the activ- it was,” Mr. Fallon said. was hit, killing 57 people.
which said the state acted That assault with 59 ity was from “the past day or The coalition said the
unlawfully, largely upheld a Tomahawk missiles marked two.” He did not say how the ‘Unacceptable threat’ mission had been “meticu-
decision by a lower court. AFP the first direct U.S. attack on United States collected its in- Ali Haidar, the Syrian Minis- lously planned” to reduce
the Syrian regime and Mr. telligence. “This involved ter for National Reconcili- the risk of possible harm to
Former French PM Valls Trump’s most dramatic mil- specific aircraft in a specific ation, meanwhile, dismissed non-combatants. It added
quits Socialist Party itary action since he took hangar, both of which we the White House statement. it would assess the Obser-
PARIS power in January. It also led know to be associated with The Kremlin also dis- vatory’s allegation.
Former French Prime Minister to a quick downward spiral chemical weapons use.” missed the White House The Islamic State is be-
Manuel Valls said on Tuesday in ties between Washington claim. Russian President lieved to have moved most
that he was quitting the and Moscow, which accused Caught by surprise Vladimir Putin’s spokesman of its leadership to al-
Socialist Party and would be the U.S. of breaking interna- The suspected attack in April Dmitry Peskov said that Mayadeen in Syria’s Eu-
allied with President tional law. Russia has sup- in the rebel-held town of “such threats to Syria’s legit- phrates Valley, southeast of
Emmanuel Macron’s Republic ported the Syrian regime Khan Sheikhoun killed at imate leaders are unaccept- the group’s besieged cap-
on the Move group in another since 2015 with air strikes least 87 people, including able.” Mr. Peskov criticised ital Raqqa, according to
humiliation for the former against what it says are Is- many children. The U.S. the Trump administration U.S. intelligence officials.
ruling party. “Part of my lamist extremists. State Department said it for using the phrase “an- Among operations
political life is coming to an “The United States has amounted to a war crime. other chemical weapons at- moved to al-Mayadeen,
end,” the 54-year-old said. AFP identified potential prepara- State Department officials tack”, arguing that an inde- about 80 km west of the Ir-
tions for another chemical who would normally be in- pendent investigation into aqi border, are its online
China is among the worst weapons attack by the Assad volved in a big announce- the April attack was never propaganda operation and
trafficking offenders: U.S. regime that would likely res- ment such as Monday’s conducted despite Russia’s its limited command and
WASHINGTON ult in the mass murder of ci- warning to Syria said they calls for one. control of attacks in
The U.S. State Department on vilians, including innocent were caught by surprise, the Meanwhile, Defence Sec- Europe and elsewhere,
Tuesday placed China on its children,” spokesman Sean Los Angeles Times reported. retary Jim Mattis said the they say. The Observatory
global list of the worst Spicer said in a statement British Defence Secretary U.S. will not be drawn into said the air strike took
offenders in human Monday night. Michael Fallon told the BBC Syria’s civil war. Speaking to place on Monday at dawn,
trafficking, a step that could The Pentagon on Tuesday on Tuesday morning he reporters on a military plane hitting a building in the
aggravate tensions with backed up the White House would support U.S. military late on Monday as he headed town of al-Mayadeen that
Beijing. President Donald statement, saying it had de- action in case of a chemical for meetings in Europe, Mr. was being used as a prison.
Trump has grown increasingly tected “active preparations” attack by the Assad regime. Mattis said the U.S.-led coali- The U.S. is supporting
frustrated over China’s by Syria for the chemical “As always in war, the milit- tion was determined to keep an alliance of Kurdish and
inaction on North Korea and weapons attack at Shayrat ary action you use must be a strict focus on fighting the Arab fighters in their as-
bilateral trade issues. REUTERS airfield, the same base tar- justified, it must be legal, it Islamic State group. sault on IS in Raqqa.

Global wave of cyberattacks afects MNCs Colombia’s FARC rebels Trump slams
CNN for false
Virus idetiied as a modiied version of the Petya ransomware by some experts
Agence France-Presse ransomware. The virus is
seal historic disarmament Russia story
Kiev “spreading around the Associated Press
A global wave of cyberat- world, a large number of It brings Latin America’s oldest civil conlict close to an end New York
tacks that began in Russia countries are affected,” U.S. President Donald
and Ukraine on Tuesday Costin Raiu, a researcher at Agence France-Presse Trump used the resigna-
wrought havoc on govern- the Moscow-based Kasper- Mesetas tions of three CNN journal-
ment and corporate com- sky Lab said in a Twitter Colombia’s leftist FARC rebel ists involved in a retracted
puter systems as it spread to post. In the United States, force declared its disarma- Russia-related story to re-
Western Europe and across Merck was hit as was New ment complete on Tuesday sume his attack on the net-
the Atlantic. York law firm of DLA Piper. after half a century of war work’s credibility on Tues-
Several multinational against the state, bringing day. The story was about a
companies said they were ‘Unprecedented attack’ Latin America’s oldest civil supposed investigation into
targeted, including U.S. Ukrainian Prime Minister conflict close to an end. a pre-inaugural meeting
pharmaceutical giant Merck, Volodymyr Groysman wrote “Farewell to war. Farewell between a Trump associate
Russian state oil giant Ros- on Facebook that the attacks to arms, welcome to peace!” and the head of a Russian
neft, British advertising giant in his country were “unpre- said commander Rodrigo investment fund. CNN ac-
WPP and the French indus- cedented” but insisted that Londono, alias Timochenko, cepted the journalists’
trial group Saint-Gobain. Hit hard: Dutch shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk said “important systems were not in a speech in the central FARC leader Timochenko, right, shakes hands with Colombian resignations on Monday.
The first reports of every branch of its business was afected. AP *
affected”. town of Mesetas, site of one President Juan Manuel Santos in Mesetas on Tuesday. AFP *
The story was posted on
trouble came from Ukrainian However, the radiation of the group’s demobilisa- the CNN website on
banks, Kiev’s main airport money from victims in ex- ransomware that has not monitoring system at tion camps. “Today, we are rowly rejected by Colombi- said on Monday they “have Thursday and was re-
and Rosneft, in a major in- change for the return of their been seen before,” which it Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear not letting Colombia down. ans in a referendum last year the entirety of the FARC’s re- moved, with all links dis-
cident reminiscent of the re- data. named “NotPetya”. site has been taken offline Today, we are laying down before it was redrafted and gistered individual arms abled, on Friday night.
cent WannaCry virus. But global cybersecurity The cyberattack also re- after it was targeted in the at- our weapons.” pushed through Congress. stored away”. CNN immediately apolo-
Some IT experts identified firm Kaspersky Lab said: called a ransomware out- tack, forcing employees to The move is a key part of Since then, the process That excluded some arms gised to Anthony Scara-
the virus as “Petrwrap”, a “Our preliminary findings break last month which hit use hand-held counters to efforts to end the long territ- has been blighted by ongo- that were exempted for mucci, the Trump trans-
modified version of the suggest that it is not a variant more than 150 countries and measure levels, officials said. orial and ideological conflict ing violence involving other transitional security at rebel ition team member who
Petya ransomware which hit of Petya ransomware as pub- a total of more than 200,000 The attacks started under a 2016 peace accord. armed groups. demobilisation camps until was named in the report by
last year and demanded lically reported, but a new victims with the WannaCry around 2 p.m. Moscow time. The accord was at first nar- United Nations monitors August 1. the network.

Sikh couple
‘can’t adopt’ Income gap in Pakistan propping up illegal kidney trade
white child Wealthy exploit its millions of poor with the help of an organ trade maia, while local authorities say they are unable to act against the practice
Press Trust of India Agence France-Presse change of money. proval for a kidney trans- raid, we would like to send a 2.3% are able to get a trans-
London Bhalwal Pakistani clerics have plant, all for a tidy $23,000. strong message abroad that plant, according to the Sindh
A Sikh couple in the U.K. When Pakistani authorities ruled it Islamic, but a lack of The government’s Human Pakistan is no longer a safe Institute of Urology and
have alleged that they were burst into a makeshift hos- awareness and the pervasive Organs Transplant Authority haven for [illegal[ kidney Transplant, a regional leader
refused permission to ad- pital in Lahore this year, doc- belief that it is taboo for (HOTA) says it is toothless. If transplantation,” Mr. Ahmad in kidney transplants
opt a white child because tors were caught mid-way Muslims mean there is a a donor claims they give says. headquartered in Karachi.
of their “cultural heritage” through two illegal kidney shortage of those willing to their consent, “there is noth- “Many people come to us
and told to adopt a child transplants, the local donors donate. ing else we can do”, says Dr. Market forces in government hospitals and
from India instead. and Omani clients still un- The limited supply, ob- Suleman Ahmed, a HOTA Experts suggest there is a bring their family donors
Sandeep and Reena conscious on the tables. servers say, sees Pakistan’s monitoring officer. need to tackle the root willing to donate kidneys,”
Mander, British-born busi- The doctors were allowed wealthy routinely exploit its But the April 30 raid in causes of the rampant under- says Dr. Ahmed. “Then sud-
ness professionals from to finish the operation and millions of poor with the Lahore was the beginning of ground industry. denly they shift to private
Berkshire, were quoted by then arrested, along with help of an organ trade mafia. a new clampdown, suggests “This illegal trade benefits hospitals when they learn
The Times as saying that their assistants and the Kidneys can be bought so Jamil Ahmad Khan Mayo, a the rich and elites of the that they can buy a kidney
they were told not to apply Omanis, in a raid Pakistani cheaply that overseas buyers deputy director of the Fed- country,” says Mumtaz from there.”
to become adoptive par- authorities say is a turning are also tapped in, largely eral Investigation Agency Ahmed, head of nephrology The high demand creates
ents on the basis that white point in their battle against from the Gulf, Africa and the (FIA). at the government-run a market that inhabitants of
British or European applic- organ trafficking. United Kingdom. Enforcement of current Benazir Bhutto hospital in Pakistan’s vast rural areas
ants would be given Pakistan has long been an laws was in the hands of pro- Rawalpindi. see as an opportunity to drag
preference. international hub for the il- Brazen trafficking vincial authorities — and thus Dr. Ahmed, a member of a themselves out of poverty.
The couple had told the legal kidney trade, but med- In many countries, such traf- restricted by provincial government investigation Employed in factories, fields
adoption agency that they ical and local authorities ficking is confined to the boundaries — until March of commission on the kidney and brick kilns, they borrow
would be delighted to ad- complain they have been un- shadows, in Pakistan, it is this year, when those limits trade, claims that is why law- money from employers for
opt a child of any ethnic able to act against the prac- brazen. were removed by the de- makers are unwilling to en- medical bills or to raise chil-
background but were rejec- tice, frustrated by ineffective Within minutes of an AFP cision to assign the powerful force penalties. FIA officials dren, but are unable to repay
ted as potential parents on enforcement policies and reporter entering the lobby FIA to such cases, he have vowed they will be in- their debt.
the grounds that only what they perceive as a lack of an upmarket general hos- explains. discriminate in their bid to Instead, these people are
white children were avail- of political will to crack pital in the capital Is- In the Lahore case, all 16 end organ trafficking. forced to work it off in a
able. The Manders’ cause down. lamabad, staff had helped people arrested remain be- Some 25,000 people suf- never-ending cycle of bon-
has been taken up by Life of misery: Maqsood Ahmed, who sold one of his kidneys, Organ donation is legal so him find a so-called “agent” hind bars as the investigation fer kidney failure each year ded labour — one they hope
Prime Minister Theresa displays his scar. Pakistan has long been an international hub long as it is voluntary, given who offered to get a donor continues. They face up to a in Pakistan, but just 10% re- to break with the income
May as their local MP. for the illegal kidney trade. AFP *
without duress or the ex- and facilitate government ap- decade in prison. “By this ceive dialysis and a mere from selling their organs.



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ACC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1578.55. . . . . . -58.15
Adani Ports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367.70. . . . . . . . . 2.25
Indian industry borrowed Common man uses these goods, hence lower rate: Jaitley
Ambuja Cements. . . .. . . . . . 240.75. . . . . . . . -2.55 $1.05 billion from foreign
Asian Paints. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 1134.15. . . . . . -19.50 markets last month, includ- Special Correspondent
Aurobindo Pharma . . . . . . 669.95. . . . . . . . -2.30 ing through rupee denom- NEW DELHI Chairman Sandilya receives
Axis Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 492.85. . . . . . -11.80 inated bonds (RDBs). The Goods and Services Tax award for Eicher Motors. *

Bajaj Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2779.30. . . . . . -45.00

Bank of Baroda . . . . . .. . . . . . 154.85. . . . . . . . -6.00
In contrast, the borrow- will make several household SHANKER CHAKRAVARTY
Bharti Airtel . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 371.45. . . . . . . . . 5.25 ings were $1.32 billion in commodities like soap
May last year. However, the cheaper, as well as keep
Bosch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23247.50. . . -548.00
BPCL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612.05. . . . . . -18.70
Cipla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 534.65. . . . . . . . -6.50
two sets of data are not small businesses with a ‘Low R&D
comparable as the RDB turnover of less than ₹75
Coal India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244.35. . . . . . . . -0.55
Dr Reddys Lab . . . . . . . .. . . . 2653.10. . . . . . . . . 9.40 route was not there until lakh out of the purview of investment
September. As per RBI the full-fledged indirect tax
Eicher Motors. . . . . . . . .. 26661.05. . . -505.65
GAIL (India). . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 359.70. . . . . . . . . 5.55 data, of the total in May regime, Finance Minister
HCL Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 840.20. . . . . . -11.65
HDFC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1651.05. . . . . . . . -0.30
this year, external commer- Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday.
HDFC Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1667.65. . . . . . -11.00 cial borrowings (ECB) and Tax relief: Firms with a turnover of less than ₹20 lakh need pay PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Hero MotoCorp . . . . . .. . . . 3695.20. . . . . . . 35.10 Luring investors: The amendment of the law is aimed at RDBs contributed almost ‘Equivalence principle’ no tax under GST. GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCK
Hindalco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187.75. . . . . . . . -0.95 ensuring assured returns to investors in the bidding process. equally at $523.95 million “The equivalence principle President Pranab Mukher-
Hind Unilever . . . . . . . . .. . . . 1092.10. . . . . . . . -5.80
and $525.76 million followed in setting the rates bracket.” have enough income to meet jee on Tuesday said it was
Indiabulls HFL . . . . . . . .. . . . 1080.00. . . . . . -22.00

Centre may
ICICI Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287.90. . . . . . . . -3.95 respectively. in GST was based on what “The socio-economic its needed expenditure.” “unfortunate” that India
IndusInd Bank . . . . . . . .. . . . 1490.15. . . . . . . . -1.25 But June onwards, it the rate on a good or service nature of the country is Mr. Jaitley said that com- Inc., had not invested in a
Bharti Infratel . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 373.30. . . . . . . . . 1.15 may be difficult for com- was prior to June 30 combin- changing, and also goods panies with a turnover of significant manner in re-
Infosys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 927.05. . . . . . -16.20
panies to float rupee bonds ing the centre’s excise duty such as these are used by the less than ₹20 lakh need pay search and innovation
Indian OilCorp . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 390.40. . . . . . . . . 7.00

tweak airport
ITC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312.35. . . . . . . . . 1.35 overseas as they will be and the states’ VAT,” Mr. Jait- common man, and so it was no tax under GST, while despite major economic
Kotak Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 974.75. . . . . . -10.45 subject to scrutiny from ley said while speaking at a decided to tax them at this those earning less than ₹75 development. “Many of
L&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1701.70. . . . . . -21.00 Reserve Bank’s Foreign Ex- GST conference organised rate,” the Finance Minister lakh would fall under the them are doing it now, but
Lupin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1062.35. . . . . . . . . 2.35 change Department before by the ABP Group. “House- added. “However, keeping composition scheme that al- better late than never,” he
M&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1370.30. . . . . . . . -5.90

tarif rules
Maurti Suzuki . . . . . . . . .. . . . 7183.35. . . . . . -35.80 every such issue. hold items like soap, which revenue neutrality in mind, lows them to file quarterly said. He would like to see
NTPC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157.90. . . . . . . . . 0.05 The RDB route has be- were earlier taxed at 31% the Government cannot returns at lower tax rates as the private sector play a
ONGC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159.95. . . . . . . . . 1.85 come a popular source of combining central and state lower tax revenue by too opposed to the monthly fil- major role in supporting
PowerGrid Corp . . . . .. . . . . . 205.75. . . . . . . . -0.25 fund raising. taxes, will now be in the 18% much so that it doesn’t itself ing requirement of GST. the education sector.
Reliance Ind . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 1437.15. . . . . . . . . 1.30
State Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279.65. . . . . . . . -9.30
Sun Pharma . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 544.05. . . . . . . . . 0.25 Charges may be decided upfront
Tata Motors . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 442.30. . . . . . . . -0.85
GST software
Tata Motors DVR. . . .. . . . . . 276.55. . . . . . . . . 0.30
Tata Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.10. . . . . . . . -0.40
Tata Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510.90. . . . . . . . . 3.65
TCS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2342.85. . . . . . -18.85
Somesh Jha
In a bid to make the upcom-
every five years, known as a
control period, considering
the investment and ex-
‘Men preferred over women in hiring’ testing done,
ing greenfield airport pro- penditure incurred by the
Tech Mahindra . . . . . . .. . . . . . 380.10. . . . . . . . -0.60
UltraTech Cement . .. . . . 3877.90. . . -121.10
Vedanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237.15. . . . . . . . . 0.30
jects attractive for global airport operator. “This leads 55% felt that men are favoured when two candidates equally qualiied: Survey says GSTN
Wipro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256.55. . . . . . . . -0.30
players, the Civil Aviation to regulatory uncertainty
YES Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1415.50. . . . . . -19.90 Ministry may amend its reg- and difficulty in inviting par- PRESS TRUST OF INDIA than the global average of PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Zee Entertainment . . . . . . 491.80. . . . . . -17.95 ulatory law to fix airport ticipation (from investors),” NEW DELHI 79% who thought so. NEW DELHI
charges in advance, ensur- Mr. Choubey said. Gender diversity may be a Besides, 88% felt that both GST Network, providing
EXCHANGE RATES ing assured returns to in- politically correct proposi- men and women were technology backbone for
Indicative direct rates in rupees a unit vestors at time of participat- ‘Welcome move’ the new tax regime, said it
except yen at 4 p.m. on June 27 tion, but when it comes to equally supported while
CURRENCY TT BUY TT SELL ing in the bidding process. “This is indeed a welcome corporate hiring, the reality seeking a promotion. has completed all software
US Dollar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 64.33. . . . . . . 64.65 “We are examining how move and will bring in cer- is men are preferred to wo- “Gender diversity may be trials and testings neces-
Euro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 72.49. . . . . . . 72.85 to amend the Airports Eco- tainty to the contract. Signi- men even if the two are high on the agenda for India sary to successfully rollout
British Pound . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 82.07. . . . . . . 82.49 nomic Regulatory Authority ficant emphasis has to be equally qualified. today, but what I believe is GST from July 1. Over 66
Japanese Yen (100) . .. . 57.52. . . . . . . 57.82
Chinese Yuan . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 9.44. . . . . . . . . 9.49
of India (AERA) Act 2008 so given to the Scope of the De- diversity is not just a goal or lakh taxpayers have en-
Swiss Franc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 66.62. . . . . . . 66.96 that the aeronautical veloper to avoid any scope Ranstad Workmonitor a guideline, it is a business rolled on the GSTN portal,
Singapore Dollar . . . . . . .. . 46.40. . . . . . . 46.64 charges are determined up- creep and the bidding docu- This is one of the findings by Gender equality: 91% of respondents believed both genders imperative. All the corporate chairman Navin Kumar
Canadian Dollar . . . . . . . . .. . 48.68. . . . . . . 48.92 front or disclosed in the bid ments has to specifically said. “GST IT system has
Malaysian Ringitt . . . . . .. . 15.00. . . . . . . 15.08
a Randstad Workmonitor were rewarded equally at their workplace. GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCK
* and government initiatives
document itself for upcom- spell out the outcomes for survey, where 55% of overall are just a start, the real undergone all mandatory
Source:Indian Bank
ing greenfield airport pro- any cost or time overruns,” respondents from India in- break-up, 61% males and gap, a whopping 91% of re- change can happen only tests and has been opened
jects,” Civil Aviation Secret- said Jagannarayan Padman- dicated that men are fa- 47% females held this view. spondents from India be- when we succeed in address- for new registrations and
ary R.N. Choubey told The abhan, Director – Transport voured over women when Globally, it stood at 70%. lieved that both men and ing the deep-rooted mind- enrolments on June 25. We
June 27 rates in rupees with previous
rates in parentheses Hindu in an interview. and Logistics at CRISIL In- two candidates are equally But there is a silver lining. women in similar roles were sets about the role of women would like to assure every-
Retail Silver (1g) . . . . . . . . . . . 41.40. . . . . (41.50) “If aeronautical charges frastructure Advisory. qualified for the same set of Interestingly, despite numer- rewarded equally at their at work,” said Paul Dupuis, one that the system is func-
22 ct gold (1 g) . .. . . . . . . . . . . 2,764. . . . . (2,783) are captured in the bid doc- The AERA, while determ- responsibilities. Giving a ous reports on gender pay workplace, much higher CEO, Randstad India. tioning smoothly,” he said.
ument of the greenfield air- ining tariff, keeps into ac-
port project itself, there count capital expenditure,

Bihar plans would not be any need for

fresh determination of such
service provided, cost of im-
proving efficiency, eco- ‘Centre can
charges by the regulator nomic and viable operations
3,000 MW (AERA).,” Mr. Choubey of major airports, revenue check States’
said,. He said the proposed received from services such
nuclear plant law would not impact the as food and beverages, duty- loan waivers’
regulatory regime at exist- free shops, advertising and
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA ing airports. car parking, among others. Special Correspondent
MUMBAI “Every major airport NEW DELHI
In its attempt to become Airport tariff would entail investments in The government’s mandate
power surplus and in- In addition to land, service the range of ₹2,000-₹10,000 and responsibility to con-
crease the share of renew- standards and airport crore. It becomes a problem trol the States’ fiscal deficit
able energy, the Bihar gov- design, the bidding docu- when the investor, who is means that it has the
ernment has planned to set ment for greenfield airport pumping huge money into power to control their fin-
up a nuclear plant of projects will specify the air- the project, is uncertain ances even at a time of
around 3,000 MW capacity port tariff which will be in- about the view that regu- large-scale loan waivers by
at Rajauli in Nawada dis- dexed “appropriately” to lator will take over 60 years a number of states, 14th Fin-
trict, a senior minister factor in inflation, foreign of concession period,” the ance Commission Secret-
said. exchange and interest rates. Aviation Secretary said. ary A.N. Jha said on
“We have embarked on AERA is a statutory body The move comes at a Tuesday.
the growth path. We want established in 2009 to de- time when the Centre has Mr. Jha was speaking at
to be self-reliant in the termine tariff in respect of given its in-principle ap- the unveiling of former RBI
power sector. Apart from airport services provided at proval to build a second air- Governor Y.V. Reddy’s
the other sources of en- major airports across the port for the National Capital book, at which Mr. Reddy
ergy, we have also planned country. The charges allow Region (NCR) in Greater said that giving the States
to set up nearly 3,000 MW operators to get adequate Noida’s Jewar region in Ut- more fiscal powers actually
of nuclear capacity in Bi- rate of return on the invest- tar Pradesh expecting an in- brought a greater element
har,” Industries Minister Jai ments incurred on develop- vestment of ₹15,000- of control. “By giving more
Kumar Singh told PTI on ing and providing services ₹20,000 crore. It has also powers to the States, you
the sidelines of the Bihar at major airports. begun work on developing are actually with more
Investors’ Roadshow. The AERA revises tariff three greenfield airports. powers.” Mr. Reddy said.

Google’s antitrust ine in Europe: The

denouement of a David versus Goliath
Founders of a barely few years old price comparison site ired irst salvo in 2009
Sriram Srinivasan of complainants included
Chennai Microsoft, consumer review
In 2009, barely a few years site Yelp, and travel site
after they had started a price Expedia.
comparison site called Within six months of tak-
Foundem, Shivaun and ing over, Margrethe Vestager
Adam Raff moved the sent Google a Statement of
European Commission with Objections, a formal step in
a complaint against Google. antitrust investigations. This
Their plaint was that the In- was a reversal of the path
ternet search giant had fa- taken by her predecessor Mr.
voured its own shopping ser- Almunia. Tuesday’s decision
vice in search results, marks a culmination of that
burying that of its rivals. process.
On Tuesday, almost eight
years after the Raffs’ com- More cases
plaint, the Commission de- Two more cases against
cided to slap a record fine of Google are still being invest-
about $2.7 billion, conclud- igated. One is related to An-
ing, as it put in a release, that Battle joined: Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager droid. A release noted that
“Google has abused its mar- changed tack and pursued the case vigorously. AFP *
“the Commission is con-
ket dominance as a search cerned that Google has
engine by giving an illegal whenever it promotes its Europe around this time, stifled choice and innovation
advantage to another Google own specialised search ser- media reports note, turned in a range of mobile apps
product, its comparison vices on the page, the ser- against Google, in the back- and services by pursuing an
shopping service.” vices of rivals will also be dis- drop of, among other things, overall strategy on mobile
The case had seemed played in a comparable way.” Edward Snowden’s reveala- devices to protect and ex-
poised for an amicable set- This was not before indicat- tions that the National Secur- pand its dominant position
tlement in early 2014, when ing that he was for settling ity Agency in the U.S. had in general internet search.”
Google agreed to display the this issue through ensuring tapped the German chancel- The second is AdSense,
links of rivals alongside its binding commitments rather lor’s phone. “where the Commission is
own. Joaquin Almunia, the than an adversarial path. Also, by this time, the concerned that Google has
then competition commis- Mr. Almunia couldn’t get number of official com- reduced choice by prevent-
sioner, noted in a release this deal ratified and before plaints against Google had ing third-party websites
that “Google has finally ac- long, his term came to an increased to 19, as a 2015 Re- from sourcing search ads
cepted to guarantee that end. Public opinion in uters report noted. The list from Google’s competitors.”




Goyal tells power producers Samsonite targets global
to reduce imports of coal gains in e-commerce foray
To bring online venture eBags’ ofering to India in 2018
India has reserves of 52 million tonnes of the fossil fuel, says Coal Minister Special Correspondent presence. The eBags market-
MUMBAI place will be introduced in
Special Correspondent is able to extract its mineral Samsonite International SA, India in 2018, he said.
NEW DELHI wealth from both the land a leading travel luggage com- With its technology, eBags
The Centre has directed and the sea. pany, is betting big on e- will spearhead Samsonite’s
SBI chief: No big hit from NTPC, BHEL and private “If one were to look at the commerce as a large num- centre of digital excellence
provisions for IBC cases power producers to explore success of the U.S., Europe, ber of customers now prefer and will support its digital
technological solutions to and even Australia, it is be- to buy online or are doing platforms, he said. Samson-
State Bank of India ruled out ease India’s dependence on cause they put to good use research online before buy- ite has 11 brands and each of
the additional provisioning — imported coal, which cur- their mineral wealth at a cru- ing in physical stores, said these brands has its own
towards the 12 largest NPA rently costs ₹1 lakh crore a cial time in their develop- its global Chief Executive website to sell products on-
accounts referred to year, especially as the coun- ment,” he said. “They have Officer. Ramesh Tainwala line. Now, eBags will
insolvency proceedings — try has ample stocks of the already used their wealth to The firm recently an- strengthen these websites
denting bottomlines very fuel, Coal Minister Piyush create roads, highways, nounced the acquisition of “As the leader in online for better sales, he said.
hard as most of these had Goyal said. ports, jobs for their people, eBags, a leading online re- luggage and bags in the U.S., “With eBag’s immediate
already been done. “... in all What lies beneath: India’s development will depend on how and a GDP of 60-, 70-, tailer of luggage and related eBags is an excellent com- resources and digital expert-
of these accounts, we have Abundant reserves efectively it can extract mineral wealth, Mr. Goyal said. 80,000 dollars per capita. accessories, for $105 million, plement to our existing busi- ise, we can expand our on-
pretty large provisions. ... we “India has one of the largest “And now, they are talking to strengthen its digital ness. This is the most signi- line capabilities in a mean-
have to make a little more coal reserves in the world, poor confidence in our own Goyal added. “I have asked about climate change and capabilities. ficant acquisition during my ingful way, driving stronger
but it should not very badly enough to power us for at ability to extract coal, but NTPC, BHEL, and the private less use of these resources This acquisition was part period as CEO. It is even sales growth across all our
impact our earnings going least 500 years but we still 83,100 MW worth of power sector to look into technolo- by other countries that are of Samsonite’s ongoing more strategic than the over brands,” Mr. Tainwala said.
forward,” chairman Arundhati depend on ₹1 lakh crore plants were established to be gical solutions to this,” he coming up,” the minister strategy to accelerate the $2 billion Tumi acquisition,” Online sales accounted
Bhattacharya said. PTI worth of coal imports,” Mr. run on imported coal even said. said. Mr. Goyal also pointed growth of its direct-to-con- Mr. Tainwala said. for 9% of Samsonite’s total
Goyal told participants at the though we have enough,” he Mr. Goyal also said that In- out that India itself had not sumer e-commerce busi- He said eBags, which is sales volume and this ratio is
AU Small Finance Bank fifth Geoscience Advisory said. dia’s development and pro- done enough with its various ness, according to Ramesh now confined to North expected to cross 25% in five
placed on ‘caution list’ Council meeting on Tuesday. India has 52 million gress will largely be linked to advantages such as the Tainwala, CEO, Samsonite America, will be scaled up years with the digital focus,
MUMBAI “Perhaps, this was due to tonnes of coal reserves, Mr. how effectively the country ‘demographic dividend.’ International. riding on Samsonite’s global he added.
A day ahead of its IPO, AU
Small Finance Bank has been
placed under the caution list
by the Reserve Bank to
monitor the foreign
shareholding of the company
Gyproc adds board capacity, Natco gets
FDA nod for
Shiksha Financial to lend
which is hovering around the
permissible limit of 49%.
AU Small Finance Bank’s
₹1,912 crore initial public
eyes residential market cancer drug ₹100 crore to kids, schools
ofering (IPO), at a price band
of ₹355-358 per share,
Gujarat factory to begin operations in two months Special Correspondent
Ofers loans to parents to cut school dropout rate
begins on Wednesday. pti Lalatendu Mishra erational in two months. cational institutions. Natco Pharma Ltd. plans to N. Anand requirements. Last week, said Jacob Abraham,
MUMBAI With this, we will add 30 Now, residential custom- soon introduce a generic CHENNAI Aspada Investment Com- founder-director and COO.
Tejas Networks ends Gyproc India, the subsidiary million sq. mt. capacity in ers have shown interest. version of Celgene Corp.’s Shiksha Financial Services pany and Michael and Susan “Our sole aim is to ensure
2.5% higher on debut of Saint-Gobain India Pvt. India,” Venkat Subramanian, These include the World anti-cancer chemotherapy India, a non-banking finance Dell Foundation had inves- that a child is not denied
NEW DELHI Ltd., is close to adding 30 Regional CEO (Construction One in Mumbai, the drug Vidaza in the U.S. company, is planning to ted ₹14 crore in the lender. schooling on account of un-
Shares of Tejas Networks million square metres of Products India) and MD, Trump Tower in Pune The announcement triple its education loan In November 2016, they had availability of money,”
ended 2.5% higher over the gypsum board capacity to Gyproc India said. and IREO buildings in came after it won final ap- portfolio this fiscal, said a invested ₹7 crore. According to Mr. Abra-
issue price of ₹257 on its cater to the growing demand Mr. Subramanian said the Gurgaon.” proval from the U.S. Food top official. ham, the firm has opera-
debut on Tuesday. The stock of its products from institu- company had invested He said though and Drug Administration “Last year, we provided Unsecured loans tions in Andhra Pradesh,
closed the day at ₹263.30, tional and residential sec- about ₹400 crore in the new gypsum boards were for its Abbreviated New education loans of ₹35 crore Shiksha provides unsecured Tamil Nadu and Puduch-
up 2.45% against the issue tors, a top official said. factory, which had taken popular in developed Drug Application for Azaci- and this year, we are target- education loans of ₹15,000- erry. In the next 6-12
price on the BSE. During the The company operates two years to complete. markets, the awareness tidine for injection. Natco ing ₹100 crore,” said V.L. Ra- 20,000 each to parents to months, the company plans
day, it gained 5.44% to ₹271 three factories in Haryana, in India was not high. and its marketing partner makrishnan, founder-dir- prevent children from drop- to enter Karnataka, Telan-
after listing at ₹257. On the Maharashtra and Karnataka False ceilings “The introduction of Breckenridge Pharmaceut- ector and CEO, Shiksha ping out of schools. It also gana and Maharashtra.
NSE, shares of the company with an installed capacity of Mr. Subramanian said the RERA will create more ical Inc. plan to unveil the Financial Services. Tamil offers collateral loans of ₹8-9 “We are now disbursing
went up by 2.52% to end at 55 million sq. mt. per year company had been report- demand for our product in the U.S. in the Nadu and Puducherry ac- lakh to institutions. This loans of about ₹3-3.5 crore a
₹263.50. In terms of volume, and its factory in Gujarat is ing about 18% growth a year products as developers near future, the firm said. count for 85% of the year, it is eyeing 7,000 stu- month to institutions and
24.23 lakh shares of the close to completion. as more customers were will have to deliver pro- Vidaza, used in treating disbursals. dents and 750 schools for students. In the next four
company were traded on BSE “The capacity at our buying its products for false jects in a time-bound myelodysplastic syndrome, The fintech start-up is providing loans. months, this will raise to ₹5
and more than 1 crore shares three existing factories is ceilings and partition walls. manner; gypsum boards had total combined sales of also planning to raise ₹65 “Typically, parents (our crore a month, and to ₹8
changed hands on the NSE fully sold out and our new “We have been supplying will help meet dead- $188 million in the 12 crore over the next 9-12 clients) belong to low or crore [a month] in eight
during the day. PTI factory in Gujarat will be op- to hotels, hospitals and edu- lines,” he said. months ended April 2017. months to meet its capital middle-income categories,” months,” he said.




Shastri throws hat into ring


ICC Women’s World Cup: S.

Africa v New Zealand, STAR
Sports 1 & HD1, 3 p.m.
It’s speculated that his relationship with Kohli makes him a strong candidate
Ramkumar stuns Thiem
FIFA Confederations Cup
semifinal: Portugal v Chile, ‘After a stage, I forgot who I was playing’
Sony Six, Six HD & TEN 2, G. Viswanath
11.30 p.m. Mumbai S. Dipak Ragav &
Ravi Shastri has decided to N. Sudarshan
Chennai / Bengaluru
England apply for the post of Team
India Head Coach. The dead- Ramkumar Ramanathan up-
line for application is July 9. set French Open semifinalist
beats The former India captain World No. 8 Dominic Thiem
was appointed Team Dir- 6-3, 6-2 in the second round
Pakistan ector of the national team of the Antalya Open on
from the ODI series in Eng- Tuesday.
Sports Bureau land in 2014; he was part of After notching up argu-
Leicester the national team till the ICC ably the biggest win by an
England defeated Pakistan World Twenty 20 hosted by Indian singles tennis player,
by 107 runs via the D-L India in early 2016. since Leander Paes beat the
method as persistent rain Shastri has been touted as then World No. 2 Pete
forced abandonment of a strong candidate for the Sampras at New Haven in
play 29.2 overs into post after Anil Kumble’s de- 1998, an elated Ramkumar
Pakistan’s reply in their cision to quit at the conclu- Ramanathan credited his ag-
Women’s World Cup match sion of the ICC Champions gressive game and impress-
here on Tuesday. The par- Trophy in England. ive serving for his comfort-
score for Pakistan at that Shastri had not responded able win over Thiem.
point was 214 which it fell to the BCCI advertisement “It was a great match
short by 107 runs. inviting applications for the today,” Ramkumar told The
Earlier, centuries from position on May 25. Once Hindu from Antalya, Turkey.
captain Heather Knight Kumble announced his de- “I played the big points well.
(106) and Natalie Sciver cision to withdraw from the I had a game plan. Maybe
(137) powered England to team, the BCCI extended the the first game I was bit
377 for seven in 50 overs. deadline of its to July 9 and Ready for the ride: Ravi Shastri, who had not responded to the initial advertisement, has had a nervous but I served really
The scores: England 377 for exempted candidates who change of mind. K.R. DEEPAK
well with two aces and two
seven in 50 overs (Heather had responded to the first first serves and had a love
Knight 106, Natalie Sciver 137, advertisement from applying dian team. Those who responded to CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC hold. After that I didn’t think
Danielle Wyatt 42 n.o., Fran again. He and Kohli developed a the first advertisement are 앫 Shastri previously served that it was Thiem on the
Wilson 33, Asmavia Iqbal Shastri initially worked good rapport, the reason Virender Sehwag, Tom as Team Director from the other side and I struck to my
three for 62) bt Pakistan 107 with Zimbabwean Duncan why it’s speculated the India Moody, Richard Pybus, Lal- 2014 ODI series in plan.”
for three in 29.2 overs (Aye- Fletcher, but after the ICC captain is reported to have chand Rajput, Dodda England to the 2016 The 22-year-old in fact
sha Zafar 56 n.o.) [D-L target World Cup in in 2015, he led suggested to the BCCI that Ganesh and Craig World T20 came through the qualifying
215] . the coaching staff of the In- Shastri may be considered. McDermott. CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC and then beat World No. 68
Rogerio Dutra Silva in
straight sets in the first

Ganguly included in BCCI Special Committee

“Those matches really
helped,” said Ramkumar. “It
has been a tough year so far.
The Shukla-led panel has been asked to submit a report by July 10, ahead of July 14 Apex court hearing After the Chennai Open, I
trained for a few weeks be-
Amol Karhadkar DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD mittee is, in a way, a first step may continue to suggest the taken only after Shah Sr. con- fore the Davis Cup in Pune
MUMBAI by the BCCI for almost a year BCCI’s way forward. It is un- veyed to the SGM through and then I went to the
B The members: Rajeev
Rajeev Shukla, a former vice- Shukla, BCCI treasurer since the Supreme Court derstood that the decision to his son his wish for forming United States and played has always had the potential shows Ram is a bloody good
president of the Board of Anirudh Chaudhry, Sourav pronounced the judgement. appoint a committee was a smaller a group. quite a few tough Challenger and talent to do big things. player. I just hope he builds
Control for Cricket in India Ganguly (Bengal), T.C. However, composition was events and reached the final His is not exactly a grass on this momentum. He is
(BCCI), will head a newly- Mathew (Kerala), Naba far from being unanimous. A in Tally. I was losing close court game. But he has a big capable of being in the
formed seven-member Spe-
cial Committee, as decided
at Monday’s Special General
Bhattacharjee (Meghalaya),
Jay Shah (Gujarat), and
BCCI acting secretary
section within the Board
pressed hard for committee
to be chaired by BCCI acting
CoA meeting matches. So I am very happy
with this result.”
“I am going to enjoy this
game. Also he has had an
opportunity to play on grass
thanks to Davis Cup when he
Important results: Antalya
Open: Men: Second round:
Meeting (SGM), to suggest a
way forward for implement-
ing the administrative over-
Amitabh Choudhary.
president C.K. Khanna.
The section also tried for
the inclusion of Odisha’s
on July 1 win but at the same I want to
build on this and keep my
head down and prepare for
made his debut in Chand-
igarh. He has also won the
National grass court
Ramkumar Ramanathan bt
Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-2;
Fernando Verdasco bt Steve
haul prescribed in the Su- According to a BCCI state- Ranjib Biswal. Both Khanna Special Correspondent chart out the roadmap for the next match,” said championship.” Darcis 6-3, 6-4.
Mumbai Doubles: Pre-quarterfinals:
preme Court order on July 18 ment, the committee has and Biswal are believed to be implementing the Supreme Ramkumar, who will next “Having big wins can be
last year. been asked to submit a re- close aides of N. Srinivasan, The Committee of Court-directed reforms. play former Australian Open monumental in a player’s ca- Leander Paes & Adil Shamasdin
Besides Rajeev Shukla and port by July 10 “in view of the former BCCI and ICC Administrators (CoA) will It will be interesting to finalist Marcos Baghdatis in reer,” Devvarman told The bt Weseley Koolhof & Matwe
BCCI acting secretary Amit- the fact that the next date of chairman. The BCCI hier- meet in Mumbai on July 1 to see whether the CoA, only his second ever ATP Hindu. “It’s his first top-ten Middelkoop 3-5, 7-5 [11-9];
abh Choudhary, who will be the apex court hearing in the archy eventually settled for take stock of the headed by former 250 quarterfinal. “I would win. He has had a tough sea- Purav Raja & Divij Sharan bt
Tuna Altuna & David Ferrer 7-6
the convener of the meeting, matter is fixed for July 14.” Shukla who is known to get developments over the last Comptroller and Auditor like to thank my coach son and moments like this
(4), 6-2.
the committee will include The committee’s report will along with various factions two days. General Vinod Rai, Emilio Sanchez, the Tamil can turn a year around. This
First round: Janko Tipsarevic bt
former India captain Sourav have to be tabled before the within the Board. While it, on Sunday, met construes the development Nadu Tennis Association will be nice moment to look
Lloyd Harris 7-5, 6-3; Andreas
Ganguly (Bengal), T.C. general body. It means the Shah’s presence in the with representatives of all as an attempt at stalling the (TNTA), Indian Oil Corpora- back on, gain the self-belief
Seppi bt Kamil Majchrzak 6-2,
Mathew (Kerala), Naba Bhat- BCCI may well convene yet committee indicates that his the BCCI affiliates, Monday process rather than acting tion and Karti [Chidam- that he can play against the
7-6(1); Ramkumar bt Rogerio
tacharjee (Meghalaya), Jay another SGM between July father, BJP president Amit saw the BCCI SGM deciding on the Supreme Court baram] sir, who have contin- best players and beat them. Dutra Silva 6-3, 6-4; Marcos
Shah (Gujarat) and Anirudh 10 and 14. Shah, who also heads the to form a committee to judgement of July 18, 2016. ued to support me.” That’s the kind of mindset Baghdatis bt Nikoloz
Chaudhry, the BCCI’s The formation of the com- Gujarat Cricket Association, His Davis Cup coach, Zee- he has to have.” Basilashvili 6-2, 6-1.
shan Ali, and India’s fore- Karti, Vice-President of Eastbourne International:
most singles player in recent the TNTA, which has been Men: First round: Vasek Pos-

‘Kumble episode Suspended years, Somdev Devvarman,

hoped that it will be a big
turning point in his career.
supporting Ramkumar for a
decade now, termed the win
historic. “You can talk about
pisil bt Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-4.
Women: Second round:
one-year ban Heather Watson bt Dominika

should have been for Malinga

“To beat a player like
Thiem is definitely his
biggest win,” Zeeshan said.
whether it was his [Thiem’s]
strong surface or not, but to
beat a top-10 player is just
Cibulkova 7-5, 6-4; Jelena Os-
tapenko bt Carla Suarez Nav-
arro 6-3, 0-6, 6-4; Lara Arru-

handled better’ Press Trust of India

“Just hoping that he keeps
the momentum going. He
brilliant. Even in a practice
match it is a big deal and
abarrena bt Daria Gavrilova 2-6,
6-2, 6-3.

Y.B. sarangi Interestingly, there was a Sri Lankan fast bowler La-

Chile to give Portugal its

Kolkata war of words between sith Malinga was suspen-
Former India captain and Shastri and Ganguly during ded for one year after he
Cricket Advisory Committee the selection of the head pleaded guilty to a breach
(CAC) member Sourav Gan- coach about a year ago. of contract by speaking to
guly on Tuesday said that
the episode involving Anil
Kumble and Virat Kohli
Shastri, who had applied
for the top job, had objected
to Ganguly’s absence during
the media without permis-
sion, Sri Lanka’s cricket
board said here on Tues-
toughest test
should have been handled in his presentation, while the day. The sanction is sus- game alone,” said Chile mid- Santos opted to rest none of
a better way by BCCI. latter had returned the com- pended for six months. CONFEDERATIONS CUP fielder Marcelo Diaz in Tues- his forward line and it has
“The fiasco between pliment by taking a dig at the Malinga will also be Agence France-Presse day’s press conference. been a long season for the
Kumble and Kohli should former for taking part in the fined 50% of the match fee Kazan (Russia) likes of Ronaldo, Joao
have been handled by who- interview via video confer- from his next ODI, after a Fatigue factor Moutinho, Andre Gomes
ever was in charge. It was ence while holidaying in disciplinary inquiry found Copa America champion Chile, which won the Copa and Bernardo Silva.
not handled properly,” Gan- Bangkok. him guilty of breaching his Chile will try to curb Por- America in both 2015 and Left-back Raphael Guer-
guly told reporters. About his new role in the contract. tugal’s superstar Cristiano 2016, will present Portugal reiro is struggling with a
Asked about the possibil- special committee to In another develop- Ronaldo in Wednesday’s with its toughest test so far bruised foot from the win
ity of Ravi Shastri joining the identify critical points with ment, Sri Lanka Cricket Confederations Cup semi- in Russia, yet the South over Russia.
race for the head coach’s regard to implementation of made fielding coach Nic final with the ace player in Americans have yet to beat Chile coach Juan Antonio
post, Ganguly said, “Every- reforms in the BCCI, Gan- Pothas interim in-charge of rich form despite the tax Portugal in three attempts Pizzi has all 23 players fit
body has got the right to ap- guly said “We will have to the national team in place storm brewing in Spain. with two defeats and a draw. and midfielder Charles
ply. We will find out. I can listen to the Committee of of Graham Ford who pre- “We all know he’s an Fatigue could well be an is- Aranguiz has recovered from
also apply provided I am not Administrators. I am not ex- maturely ended his con- amazing player, he’s very sue in Portugal’s ranks. a knock in Sunday’s 1-1 draw
an administrator.” actly sure what will happen.” tract last week. dangerous and can decide a Head coach Fernando against Australia.

Older members of the family need to support the newcomers

It is fascinating how Afghanistan and Ireland have arrived at the pinnacle through diferent routes
nounce cricket’s version of “there goes The unlikely juxtaposition of cricket every match because there was no for a World Cup qualifier. He played Morgan) leaving for better prospects in
the neighbourhood”. and war is evocatively described by Tim money. anyway, and when told that his father England.
We’ll hear talk of lowering standards, Albone whose documentary and book, Heroes emerged quickly. All rounder was safe, showed his pleasure by hitting Cricket is more deeply rooted in Ire-
of the sanctity of the scoreboard which both titled Out of the Ashes brought the Mohammed Nabi is among the Top 10 81 in 45 balls and then claiming five for land than in Afghanistan, yet it is fascin-
now gives the same importance to a story to the outside world. He begins ODI bowlers in the world, young leg 12 with his off-breaks. ating how the two have arrived at the
century against the newcomers as it thus: “Thousands of Taliban fighters are spinner Rashid Khan’s seven for 18 Afghanistan who have already played pinnacle through different routes.
BETWEEN WICKETS would to one against the top teams, per- fleeing the unlikely alliance of US against the West Indies earlier this in both the short-format World Cups, For all their heroics in the limited
suresh menon haps even talk of taking away the pro- bombers, Special Forces, and ragtag month earned Afghanistan a win have a first class system in place. overs game, they will be aware that Test
motion if teams do not make significant Afghan militia… the fighters slip away against the former world champions. So do Ireland, where cricket has been cricket calls for a different set of skills,
In the 17th century, the Lord Protector progress quickly (it took the current on dirt trails and mountain passes, Both played in the IPL. Fast bowler played since the 1730s. The game went both technical and psychological. This
of England, Oliver Cromwell ordered world No. 1 India 20 years and 25 pausing perhaps, to gaze at Taj Malik Hamid Hassan was 19 when he im- through a dip 1901-1970 when the na- is the end of the beginning, the real test
the destruction of all cricket bats and matches to record their first win). Alam, who is travelling in the other dir- pressed the MCC in a match in 2006. tionalistic Gaelic Athletic Association is now. Established Test nations need to
balls in Dublin. He believed cricket was ection towards the chaos.” Nabi, 32, has been the face of Afgh- banned it for its connections with Eng- look out for the newcomers in many
a waste of time in the era of the Purit- Grim reality and romance Taj’s mission: to assemble an Afghan anistan cricket. He captivated Mike Gat- land. Yet, in 1969 Ireland dismissed the ways.
ans. Cromwell did play a version of the Afghanistan’s rise is both the most cricket team and take it to the World ting when playing against the MCC and West Indies (Basil Butcher, Clive Lloyd, Irish players have played first class
sport as an undergraduate, but perhaps astounding and the most romantic story Cup. Taj had been a refugee in Pakistan was then invited to play for the MCC Clyde Walcott among the batsmen) for cricket in England. India need to give
not too well. Over three centuries later, in cricket. When the Soviets invaded the for 16 years, and now this dream. against Sri Lanka A. It was his first class 25 and won the match by nine wickets. Afghanistan players a similar platform,
the puritans of another country, the country in 1979, many escaped to the “For a young Afghan refugee, with no debut — and he hit the first ball he faced Ireland became Associate Member in inviting youngsters to play first class
Taliban in Afghanistan swung the other refugee camps in Pakistan where they television, very little education, and for six. In both innings! 1993. Ireland’s invitation to foreign play- cricket here. Noida is already Afgh-
way and encouraged cricket there. Now first came in contact with cricket. isolated from the world at large, cricket Nabi is also a reminder of the other ers (Hansie Cronje, for one) and the de- anistan’s ‘home’ ground.
both countries have Test status. Occa- In a country that has been ravaged by is a window,” writes Albone. Taj’s going side of the cricket. In 2008, a colleague, velopment of home-grown talent was Test cricket is a tough sport, and new-
sionally, even the International Cricket war since, where remaining alive is of- against the grain symbolises Afghan Rahmat Ali, 28, was killed by American part of an organised move towards gain- comers need all the help they can get.
Council gets it right. ten a daily struggle, cricket flowered in cricket. forces who suspected him of being a ing Test recognition. After all, the only Test cricketer to be
When a new entity is allowed into an this century because of men like Taj Ma- As does the passion that once saw bomb facilitator. In 2013, Nabi’s father They also had to deal with their best born in Afghanistan — Salim Durrani —
exclusive club those already there pro- lik Alam. players wearing the same clothes in was kidnapped while he was preparing players (Ed Joyce, Boyd Rankin, Eoin played for India.




I never play for rankings: Srikanth ‘He has exceeded
The focus now shifts to World Championship, says Australian Open champion
V.V. Subrahmanyam
> Ityears
is the result of Coach appreciates Srikanth’s humility
HYDERABAD of hard work,
Vettel driven by passion, Champion shuttler K. Srik- commitment and A. Joseph Antony ageous for Saina,” the ex-SAI
hunger: Ricciardo anth, fresh from his two Su- the intense desire to HYDERABAD coach told The Hindu.
BAKU perseries titles in Indonesia keep improving. K. Srikanth has stayed true “Nobody really expected
Daniel Ricciardo said and Australia, says he never to his roots, even in his most him to get this far,” he re-
K. Srikanth
Sebastian Vettel was passion- plays for rankings and that euphoric moments. minisced. “Srikanth’s attack-
driven following the they come as part of the pro- “And, if you ask me Shortly after his latest tri- ing style called for a lot of
‘bumping’ incident that took cess if one starts winning the whether the men’s shuttlers umph Down Under, he re- endurance and the experi-
place with Lewis Hamilton on major events consistently. too will be feared now by the sponded in minutes to a enced trainer had secretly
Sunday. “Seb probably On his return to the City, Chinese as Saina and Sindhu congratulatory message nursed doubts about how
sometimes doesn’t think Srikanth said it had been a have done, I would put it this from coach Palanki Udaya long he would last the grind
before he acts. It’s probably fantastic journey on the cir- way —they have the potential Bhaskar Babu. in a gruelling game. Over
driven through passion, cuit in the last two weeks. “I to do much better. It is im- His reply was short and time, the budding badmin-
hunger and aggression. He’s always take every tourna- portant to win in big events sweet — “Thank you Sir.” ton star watched, learned
kind of just got to put a lid on ment match-by-match for the like Olympics, Worlds and The text had been identical and wondered why he
it sometimes. But I respect challenges are bound to be the Asian Games though I even after his Indonesia couldn’t achieve as much as
and like that about him.” IANS different for different reas- still consider the recent In- Open victory earlier, when his peers did.”
ons. The intent is always to donesian Open was the the badminton mentor feted How would Babu explain
win and now the focus shifts toughest given the number the player. Srikanth’s transformation
to the World Championship of top players who featured At the turn of the decade, from mild-manned gent off-
this August,” he said. there,” Gopi said. Babu used to engage a court to aggressive com-
H.S. Prannoy said that in young Srikanth and Sour- batant on it? “He’s genu-
Gopi Chand’s role the next few weeks, there abh Verma as sparring part- inely humble and maintains
“I must say that I am here in was a possibility of at least ners for Saina Nehwal, then good relations with every
front you all just because of Stars: Shuttlers H.S. Prannoy, K. Srikanth and Sai Praneeth with National coach P. Gopi Chand, three Indians figuring in the soaring high in the sport. one. Nil negativity outside
Gopi Sir. If he had not taken second from right, in Hyderabad on Tuesday. NAGARA GOPAL * top 10 given the way they “Srikanth attacked a lot, converts to positive energy
up coaching after his playing had been performing. which proved quite advant- on court,” he explained.
days, I don’t think many of men’s section is a tribute to cially reigning Olympic and men’s competition was wide “It is an amazing feeling to
Pacquiao-Mayweather us would be achieving these the system of coaching that World champion Chen Long open with a lot of Indone- be here in the company of
bout possible: trainer
Sourabh exits
results. He had a vision in is in place here at the Gopi in the Australian Open will sians, Japanese, Malaysians my fellow champions Srik-
SYDNEY starting the Gopi Academy, Academy. be remembered by me for being there at the top unlike anth and Sai Praneeth and
A rematch between Floyd realised the huge potential “And, it is the result of long,” he said. in women’s section when thanks to Gopi Sir for all the
Mayweather and Manny India had in producing years of hard work, commit- “We Indians do discuss Saina won the 2012 Olympics wonderful guidance and sup- Press Trust of India 11, 10-21, 21-19.
Pacquiao could be on the champions and knows what ment and the intense desire how to beat a top player like bronze. port,” he said. TAIPEI
Abhishek Yelegar bt Yu Ming
cards if the legendary Filipino exactly the players look for to keep improving. I must Lee Chong Wei. We don’t feel “The important thing is IDBI Federal Head Defending champion Sour- Adam Lau (Mas) 20-22, 21-14,
boxer wins his bout against to succeed at the highest also thank Mulyo (Indone- jealous and I feel if we don’t that these players (men shut- Products & Strategy CMO abh Verma suffered a nar- 21-10; Harsheel bt Lee Chak
Australian challenger Jeff level,” Srikanth said about sian singles coach hired by discuss these things we tlers) have realised the im- Karthik Raman presented row 22-20, 21-19 loss against Wai (HK) 21-12, 21-14; Lee ii Jia
Horn this weekend, his chief National coach P. Gopi SAI) and all the others at the would be degrading portance of playing as a cheques for ₹3 lakh to Srik- Malaysia’s Lee ii Jia to crash (Mas) bt Sourabh Verma 22-20,
trainer Freddie Roach said on Chand. Academy for being there ourselves. It is so important team. The camaraderie is anth and ₹2 lakh to Prannoy out in the opening round of 21-19; Shih Kuei Chun (Tpe) bt
Tuesday. “Manny is, I think, in “It is not just about my every time we looked to to share the vital inputs in fa- something which really for their performances as Chinese Taipei GP Gold on Kartikey Gulshan Kumar 21-19,
a must-win situation. He success in the Superseries. them,” Srikanth said. cing the big names in World pleases me in this group of part of their five-year part- Tuesday. 21-19; Suppanyu Avihingsanon
wants a rematch with The fact that Indians are win- “Beating the big guns in badminton,” Srikanth said. champion players,” Gopi nership in ‘Quest for Excel- The results (first round): Siril (Tha) bt Siddharath Thakur 21-
Mayweather. To get ning Superseries titles in consecutive events and espe- Gopi Chand said the said. lence’ with Gopi Academy. Verma bt Wei Chi Liu (Tpe) 21- 16, 21-16. PTI
Mayweather you have to look
good and impressive against
Central Zone
Horn. I think there is a lot
riding on this fight,” said
Will the juniors shine again? SHOOTING
Roach. AFP
posts win Anish strikes it rich
Sai Samhitha They have no fear, says coach Arati Ponnappa HYDERABAD: Central Zone
scored a four-wicket win Sports Bureau With three gold, two sil- 9. India 1855.5.
goes past Kamesh Srinivasan
over North Zone in the
third round of the NCA
Suhl (Germany)

Anish Bhanwala continued

ver and four bronze medals
in its kitty, India shot back to
50m rifle 3-position: 1. Liu
Yukun (Chn) 456.4(10.3) 1173;
Shuo Feng After an unforgettable
Wimbledon in 2015, India’s
inter-zonal (u-16) two-day
cricket tournament on
to strike it rich, as he
clinched the sports pistol sil-
the second place in the
medals table behind China.
2 Filip Nepejchal (Cze) 456.4
(8.7) 1173; 3. Henrik Larsen
Sports Bureau junior players will look to Tuesday. ver along with the team gold The results: (Nor) 445.4 (1178); 48. Nishant
Anning, China make it another memorable The scores (third round): in the Junior World Shooting Junior men: 25m sports pistol: Dalal 1144; 49. Harshit Binjwa
Sai Samhitha got past Shuo summer in London. Championship on Tuesday. 1. Pavlo Korostylov (Ukr) 590 1143; 69. Subhankar Pramanick
North 179 in 58 overs (EWRJ); 2. Anish Bhanwala
Feng of China in the first Sacchitt Sharma and Ma- The standard pistol gold 1123.
(Anshul Chaudhary 30, May- 589; 3. Zhang Jueming (Chn)
round of the $15,000 ITF hak Jain had won the UK un- ank Gussain 43, Surya medallist , who had shot a Team: 1. Hungary 3512 (WRJ);
582; 13. Anhad Jawanda 576;
women’s tennis tourna- der-14 championship boys Narayan Yadav 48, Karthik world record 579, lost the 2. Croatia 3481; 3. Finland
33. Shivam Shukla 568.
ment in Anning, China, on and girls’ titles in the Road Tyagi three for 39) lost to gold by one point to Pavlo 3481.
Team: 1. India 1733; 2. Korea
Tuesday. to Wimbledon event in Au- Central 181 for six in 60.1 Korostylov of Ukraine, who Junior women: 10m air rifle: 1.
1732; 3. China 1731.
Samhitha led 6-4, 4-2 gust that year after Sania overs (Aryan Sharma 54, shot a world-record Zhu Yingjie (Chn) 250.3 (421.4
10m air rifle: 1. Miran Maricic
when the Chinese retired. Mirza and Leaner Paes had Prerit Agarwal 36). equalling score of 590. (Cro) 246.6 (624.7); 2. Liu WRJ); 2. Anna Janssen (Ger)
Two other Indians in the partnered Martina Hingis to East 190 in 52.3 overs The trio of Muskan (578), Yukun (Chn) 246.5 (630.4); 3. 249.0 (419.3); 3. Chen Yimei
singles draw, qualifier the women’s doubles and Mahak Jain is one of the juniors India will look to for winning (Bignta Neogi 37, D. Mazum- Chinki Yadav (571) and Gauri Borna Petanjek (Cro) 225.8 (Chn) 227.7 (421.1); 28. Elavenil
Rishika Sunkara and Sow- mixed doubles titles. Sumit performances on grass this year. dar 47, Subhojeet Haldar 39, Sheoran (562) clinched the (628.0); 5. Arjun Babuta 184.2 Valarivan 414.0; 29. Mehuli
janya Bavisetti lost in the Nagal too won the junior * FILE PHOTO: SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR Siddesh Veer three for 19) junior women’s sports pistol (624.4); 36. Hriday Hazarika Ghosh 413.9; 32. Shreya Bandy-
first round, after having boys’ doubles title with Nam lost to West 193 for eight in bronze with a total of 1711, 618.2; 72. Sachet Pinnanath opadhyay 413.4.
made the doubles Hoang Ly of Vietnam. Arati will be travelling event scheduled to start on 52.3 overs (Yashashvi Jaiswal two points behind Thailand 612.9. Team: 1. China 1262.1 (WRJ); 2.
quarterfinals earlier. Mahak will be there this with Mahak, while Banthia July 2. Banthia reached early 52, Vedant Murkar 40 n.o., while China topped with Team: 1. Japan 1873.4 (WRJ); 2. Singapore 1247.1; 3. Germany
The results: time along with the coun- and Mihika have already as he will have to negotiate Divya Mazumdar four for 36). 1734. China 1873.3; 3. Croatia 1870.7; 1244.7; 9. India 1241.3.
$15,000 ITF men, Harare, Zi- try’s best junior, the 18th reached London. the qualifying event. The

round): Mark Chigaazira (Zim) Asian junior champion Mi- already managed to have and thus have direct entry.
bt Dhruv Sunish 7-5, 7-5. hika Yadav. On the boys’ some practice on grass,” said Quite conscious about the
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): side, there will be Siddhant Arati, who was the coach of need to play as much as pos- Shivani rallies to bt Amit Beniwal 4-6, 6-4, 6-2; Three teams from the 1611-2610 cc petrol
Jonathan Kanar (Fra) & Cesar Banthia. the Junior Fed Cup team this sible on grass, Arati tried to Udayan Bhakar bt Jagmeet category last year.
enter last eight NCR for RFC India
Testoni (Reu) bt Aryan Goveas The All India Tennis Asso- season. coordinate a training camp Singh 6-2, 6-1; Sultann Singh
CHANDIGARH: Shivani Sravya
& Jayesh Pungliya 6-3, 6-4; ciation (AITA) has drafted The juniors will first com- in Delhi or Chandigarh prior Atwal bt Amarnath Arora 6-3, NEW DELHI: Two experienced Dr. Kartik Sharma with
Munashe Chingono (Zim) &
bounced back from a bad
former FedCup player Arati pete in the ITF grade-1 event to the departure of the team, 6-4; Parth Aggarwal bt Archit teams and a debutant will co-driver Rajiv Yadav and
Isaac Stoute (GBR) bt Anurag start to outwit Prinkle Singh
Ponnappa Natekar, wife of in Roehampton to get accli- but it did not work out, as Jain 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. represent the National debutant Pragun Arora with
Nenwani & Dhruv Sunish 7-6 1-6, 7-6(0), 7-6(5) in the
Davis Cupper Gaurav matised to the conditions the players had different Capital Region (NCR) in the co-driver Gursahib Singh
(3), 6-3. women’s pre-quarterfinals of Women: Shweta Rana bt
Natekar, to coach the juniors and tune their game on travel plans. Force Gurkha Rainforest will make the other two
Dusty Boyer & William the ₹100,000 AITA-ranking Dakshata Patel 6-1, 6-1; Aarthi
with financial support from grass, before Wimbledon. “I think we will have ad- Challenge (RFC) India off- teams from the capital.
Bushamuka (US) bt Taha tennis tournament at the Muniyan bt Sharannya Shetty
the Union Sports Ministry. “I am excited to be back. equate practice before the road motorsport chapter to
Kapadia & Sivadeep Kosaraju CLTA Complex on Tuesday. 6-1, 6-2; Sai Dedeepya bt
“The kids are very talen- It is not easy to be away from tournament in Roehamp- be held in Goa from July 22 The Indian edition,
6-3, 6-3. The results (pre- Smriti Singh 6-2, 6-3; Shivani to 30.
$15,000 ITF women, Anning, ted, have had good results home for three weeks, but ton,” said Arati. quarterfinals): Men: Hardeep Sravya bt Prinkle Singh 1-6, organised by the Delhi-
China: Singles (first round): and are ranked high. They with the sporting back- With Zeel’s coach Todd Singh Sandhu bt Yuvraj Singh 7-6(0), 7-6(5); Nidhi Bijender Singh from the based Cougar Motorsport,
Su Liu Sun (Chn) bt Rishika have no fear. They have ground we have, everyone is Clark not travelling for the 6-3, 6-2; Saurav Sukul bt Surapaneni bt Ashpreet Kaur Northern India Offroad Club will feature 40 teams. It will
Sunkara 6-3, 6-1. nothing to lose and can flexible and willing to ad- grass court events, Arati said Abhishek Gaur 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-2; Bajwal 6-3, 6-2; Kaavya will compete along with have around 26 Special
YeXin Ma (Chn) bt Sow- really go all out and play just,” said Arati. that she would speak to the Chinmay Dev Chauhan bt Sawhney bt Shilpi Swarupa Das co-driver Gajender Singh Stages that will test the
janya Bavisetti 6-3, 6-4; Sai their best tennis,” said Arati Zeel will be the last to coach and her parents to en- Ansshuman Gulia 2-6, 6-3, 6-4; 6-1, 6-0; Shruti Gupta bt Rahat and will look to win the driving ability and vehicle
Samhitha bt Shuo Feng (Chn) on the eve of her departure reach London on June 30, in sure suitable support, if Yugal Bansal bt Mohit Mangat 6-3, 6-0; Snehal Mane overall trophy, having recovery skills of the
6-4, 4-2 (retired). for London. time for the Nike grade-1 necessary. Bhardwaj 6-2, 6-2; Amit Bzad bt Sara Yadav 7-5, 6-1. secured the first position in contestants.


THE HINDU CROSSWORD 12045 (set by Arden)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 13 First time met with accident,
so took public transport (7)
5 Contribution is enhanced a bit
when set up nicely (5)
Spirit of renunciation
14 No choice, goes forward with 6 Spoken in friendship, it's not There is a reference in the Upanishads to Prajapati’s instruc-
10 11
stunt (5) about what's right or wrong tion to his son Sauparneya Aruni wherein the supremacy of
(9) sanyasa or renunciation, over all other sadanas and austerit-
16 Money is time, I see it's ies such as truthfulness, tapas, controlling the senses and
12 13 practical (9) 7 Faith increases in normal the mind, giving gifts, living life righteously, paying off the
situation (5) three fold debts, performing yagnas, agnihotra, inward wor-
19 Media crew, force them into
service (5,4) 8 I leave Dominica, off and on ship or mental concentration, etc, is emphasised. Valmiki
14 15 16 17 18
the move (7) has elaborated on the true nature and spirit of renunciation
20 It raises money in other words which runs as an undercurrent in the Ramayana and
19 20 21
(5) 9 Bad mouthed an American who acharyas such as Periya Tirumalai Nambi, Ramanuja, Ved-
is retired (6) anta Desika and others have enriched it with their insightful
22 Got to choose nothing inside
expositions on what has come to be known as the Saranagati
ruin (2,2,3) 15 Joint bar serves trout on a
22 23 24 25 26 Sastra, pointed out Sri V. Karunakarachariar in a discourse.
platter (9) Basically, the concept of saranagati involves one in search
25 Come back, soldiers receive
what I send (7) 17 Set of rules affecting girl at of refuge from another who is capable of granting this help.
27 28 home, no freedom essentially It can take many forms as for instance when a wrong act
27 Holy sacrament replaces air against another is regretted and one invokes pardon, or
chutes (9) when one seeks some worldly goals. But its value rests in the
29 18 Attacks on artiste at random Lord’s promise of protection and redemption to one who
28 Affiliate lost billions in spread
(5,4) surrenders at His feet.
Solution to puzzle 12044 Solution to yesterday’s Sudoku The jivatma, who is imperfect in innumerable ways and is
19 Tempting to chop head off —
29 It's detrimental to a wayward helplessly caught in the cycle of birth owing to past karmas,
■ ACROSS changes colour (7) C R O S S T O B E A R
tramp (14) A E U I E L H becomes the greatest beneficiary when he avails of this
1 Invitees to roam free, rating's 21 Not even there, the process S T I V E S G A R D E N E R promise of liberation. For his part, he merely has to be frank
too high (14) ■ DOWN every child goes through (6) N Y L O N T I N Y T O T
about his own limitations, especially his inability to protect
E I E G T E himself on his own. His self surrender implies that he relin-
10 Philosopher will stop 2 Shilly-shally, go and get sick 23 Understanding my inner self? A S O N E MA N S C O U R S quishes his possessiveness over his entire self and entrusts it
(9) Understood (5) W A E S
entertaining business (5)
in the Lord’s hands with utmost faith; and henceforth he
3 Extent of fury from bottom to 24 Austria deported some T U E A O E promises to himself that his main duty is to lead his life ac-
11 Count up to thousand allowed
top (5) criminals (5)
S T R U D E L B A S I L cording to the Lord’s wishes and never even dream of going
for sure (2,7) E P O I O P T
A N N O U N C E R O A R E D against what the Lord considers as unworthy of human con-
12 Strait in UK has small volume 4 Hospitals dealt with riot in the 26 Hesitate to get into court D S I N O R R duct. Staunch belief in the Lord’s word can thus free one
of water, perhaps (7) capital (9) case, there is a risk (5) L E G A L T E N D E R from all kinds of fears and anxiety.




Vijender looks to stretch Tyson fan Zulpikar conident
Nandakumar Marar I will be training in Shanghai up Olympic boxing for

his winning streak MUMBAI

Zulpikar Maimaitiali, 23,
slated to take on older and
more experienced Vijender
under long-time female
World champion Michele
Oboro (WBF super bantam-
weight women’s champion,
professionals, do you plan to
fight for medals at Tokyo
2020 Olympics?
Amateur and pro boxing
Singh, 31, for a winner-take- born in London and of Ni-
Westbrook wins
Seven other Indians to ight on the same day as the champions all WBO super middleweight gerian descent).
have similarities as well as
NBA MVP award Special Correspondent bout, opened up about his I do not want to reveal
MUMBAI targets and thoughts in pro- more about preparation, ex- Amateur bouts last three
fessional boxing. cept that I am training ac- minutes, three rounds and
Oklahoma City’s Russell Indian super middleweight
Excerpts from a chat (via cording to schedule. for many days consecutively.
Westbrook, who became only pro Vijender Singh sounded
the second player in NBA confident about form and an interpreter) with the On August 5 you will be Pro boxing is quite differ-
history to average a triple Manchester preparations un- Chinese southpaw, the reign- fighting in front of Vijender ent in these aspects. Fight-
double for an entire season, der trainer Lee Beard for the ing WBO Oriental champion. Singh fans. How do you feel ing at the Olympics depends
was named the NBA Most August 5 WBO bout at NSCI The August 5 pro fight, or- about it? on many factors, I am not
Valuable Player on Monday at indoor stadium against ganised by IOS Promotions, I just want to win the bout ruling out the chance to step
the inaugural NBA Awards Chinese challenger Zulpikar against the Indian holding peacefully. It will be the best into the ring at Tokyo in
show. AFP Maimaitiali. the WBO Asia Pacific belt is way to do it. 2020.
“He is just a young kid, a unique. The winner will take
I don’t care about the
home both WBO belts: You mentioned starting early
southpaw with just eight crowds and other factors.
As a pro boxer, have you at the age of three. Can you
fights. I will give my reply in As a young boxer, did you
fought in a situation before elaborate about your boxing
the ring,” said the Indian, have a role model in the
when two WBO super background?
holder of the WBO Asia-Pa- sport, a champion from
cific belt. The 23-year-old op- middleweight belts are I grew up in a strong boxing
China or elsewhere?
ponent holds the WBO Ori- involved? Does it add to the atmosphere, watched my
The first figure I looked up
ental title after eight pro father coaching others. The
This is the first time I am to was my father, who is also
fights (seven wins and a first time I was allowed to
Federer to start 2018 fighting for two belts. I be- my coach. The second was
draw). enter the ring was at 10 for
at Hopman Cup lieve I can win the bouts and Mike Tyson, he always kills
He was responding to the formal training.
SYDNEY take both titles with me to people.
Chinese boasting about win-
Roger Federer will use the ning the bout, named China. Have you met Mike Tyson Is China pro boxing ready to
The Big Fight: Vijender Singh and Chinese boxer Zulpikar Maimaitiali pose during the launch of
Hopman Cup in Perth as ‘Battleground Asia’. “I speak Boxing to me is the most personally? shake up the world, similar
‘Battleground Asia' in Mumbai on Tuesday. PTI *

preparation for the defence with my fists. He better pro- important thing. I began So far I have only seen him to the way Chinese Super
of his Australian Open title in tect himself.” ceived the fight ticket from 5 at the event organised by Grewal (cruiserweight) are learning at three and now it on television. I wanted to League has done for
2018, mirroring his successful Vijender. “Sachin supporting IOS Boxing Promotions. seven others to be seen in ac- has been 20 years in the ring meet Tyson and got a football?
Zulpikar was supposed to
early season build-up this take on the Indian in April, me is a huge boost,” said the Akhil Kumar ( jr welter- tion against foreign boxers, now. chance when Chinese box- Boxing became popular in
year. Federer, who will again the fight will take place three Haryana boxer, who has weight), Jitender Kumar yet to be named. Do you prepare in China ers went to America, but China five years ago. Hope-
team up with compatriot months later, with the win- eight pro wins so far, five of (lightweight), Neeraj Goyat Goyat holds the WBC Asia under a Chinese coach and visa problems denied me the fully, one day China will
Belinda Bencic, attributed his ner getting the right to hold them via KOs and 30 rounds (welterweight), Kuldeep welterweight title, Akhil and Chinese sparring partners? chance to travel. have top boxing venues, like
Australian Open success in both WBO titles. of ring experience. Dhanda (lightweight), Jitender are Olympians who (Vijender will be preparing Mike Tyson was an Olympic Las Vegas and Macau, which
part to having such a good Sachin Tendulkar will be Seven other Indians will Pardeep Kharera (welter- fought with Vijender at the in Manchester under champion who went on to helped Manny Pacquaio’s
time in Perth. AFP in attendance, having re- step into the ring on August weight) and Dharmender Beijing Games 2008. personal trainer Lee Beard) turn pro. With AIBA opening pro boxing career.

Serena asks McEnroe Emirates New Zealand wins America’s Cup

for ‘respect’ Oracle Team USA dethroned in an emphatic manner
Reuters “Dear John, I adore and Reuters claim the oldest interna- 1995 and 2000.
NEW YORK Hamilton (Bermuda) tional trophy in sport. Only four countries — the
Nicklaus says Tiger faces respect you but please
Serena Williams has asked please keep me out of your Emirates New Zealand won “We’re all ecstatic about USA, Australia, New Zealand
tough road back
John McEnroe for “respect” statements that are not fac- the America’s Cup on what we have managed to and Switzerland — have ever
after the seven-time Grand tually based,” she wrote. Monday, laying to rest the achieve and we are on top of won the coveted trophy,
Jack Nicklaus says Tiger
Slam champion said his fel- “I’ve never played any- ghosts of 2013 with a crush- the world, it’s going to be a named for the schooner
Woods will have a very
low American would be one ranked ‘there’ nor do I ing victory over Oracle Team good night,” Burling said America which won a race
difficult time making a
ranked “like 700 in the have time. Respect me and USA. after coolly steering his round the Isle of Wight in
comeback to competitive golf
as he deals with injury issues. world” if she had to play on my privacy as I’m trying to The gritty Kiwi challenger, space-age 15-metre innovat- 1851 that was the birth of
“He’ll have a very hard time. I the men’s circuit. have a baby. Good day sir.” led by 26-year-old helmsman ive Kiwi catamaran, that fea- yachting’s most prestigious
don’t know whether Tiger will Serena has won the Peter Burling, downed the tured a radical cycle- competition.
play much golf anymore. His Response on twitter most Grand Slam singles defender 7-1 in the first-to- powered grinding system to Luna Rossa, backed by the
are more life problems. I hope The 23-time Grand Slam titles in the professional seven points series. power its hydraulics. Italian luxury goods group
he gets his life straightened champion, who has taken era, five more than Roger Burling supplanted Team New Zealand claimed the Prada, was chosen Chal- Massive triumph: Members of the New Zealand team celebrate
out and is able to lead a time off to have a baby, re- Federer, the most prolific USA skipper Jimmy Spithill Cup for the third time, after lenger of Record for the 36th with the giant America’s Cup after winning the 35th edition of
normal life,” said Nicklaus. PTI sponded testily on Twitter. winner in the men’s game. as the youngest helmsman to victories with Black Magic in America’s Cup. the prestigious yacht race. REUTERS *