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MARCH 4, of Sky
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IDEA EXCHANGE PAGE 9 SUNDAY STORY PAGE 14

OUR FIGHT WITH BANGLADESHI MUSLIMS IS ON T b lence A a ecen blockb e ho ca e a people ho


ETHNIC LINES, NOT RELIGIOUS Once a p emie ai line, Je Ai a i hobbled b deb , npaid ala ie make he mo of hei i a ion, a look a
HIMANTA BISWA SARMA, A am Finance Mini e and a g o nded flee . Ho i go hi fa — n il i hi an ai pocke Dha a i h o gh he e e of i o i g ide

Navy gets a DECISION 2019


new chief, CHALLENGE FOR UTTAR PRADESH GOVT
first chopper
pilot to head Ca e d e c R , c ,
top office
half f m fi ha e ll ea Office in Lucknow, as on March pa ments have been onl
Vice Admiral HARISH DAMODARAN
BIG
22, the state’s sugar mills have Rs 12,339. 4 crore, translating
Karambir NEW DELHI, MARCH bought cane worth Rs 24,888.65 into arrears of Rs 9,836.17 crore.
Singh
SUGARCANE PAYMENT dues to
croreduringthecurrent2 18-19
crushing season (October-
Adding the dues of Rs 238.81
crore from the previous 2 17-18 PICTURE
farmers in Uttar Pradesh have September) at the state govern- season takes the total to
crossed Rs 1 , crore — over ment’s fi ed (“advised”) price of Rs 1 , 74.98 crore. PAGES 10-11
RAHUL TRIPATHI & 45 per cent of this is from si of Rs315perquintalfornormaland Of the Rs 1 , 74.98 crore, as
SUSHANT SINGH the eight constituencies sched- Rs 325 per quintal for earl - muchasRs4,547.97crore,orover
NEW DELHI, MARCH uled to vote in the first phase of maturing varieties. The were to 45 per cent, is due from mills in
Lok Sabha elections on April 11. pa Rs22,175.21crorewithinthe just si constituencies: Meerut,
THEGOVERNMENTonSaturda According to data compiled stipulated 14-da period of tak- Baghpat,Kairana,Mu affarnagar,
named Vice Admiral Karambir b the Cane Commissioner’s ing cane deliver . But the actual CONTINUED ON PAGE
Singh as the ne t chief of naval
staff. Singh, who will succeed

NEW LOKPAL TAKES OATH Admiral Sunil Lanba who retires


on Ma 3 , will be the first heli-
Rahul may pick Kerala seat; All hand
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Vice-President M
Venkaiah Naidu and new Lokpal Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose in New Delhi on Saturda . PTI
copter pilot to occup the office
of Nav chief.
Singh superseded
driven out of Amethi: Smriti on deck
Commander-in-Chief of the
Andaman and Nicobar
O ic , i a ce MANOJ C G &
activel considering contesting
from a Lok Sabha constituenc
Command, Vice Admiral Bimal THE IDEA is to project SHAJU PHILIP in South India besides his tradi- INSIDE
After attack, fearful Gurgaon family: Verma, for the post. Verma,
ounger brother of former Nav
Rahul Gandhi as a leader
with acceptance in the
NEW DELHI,
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM,
tional seat of Amethi in Uttar
Pradesh. The Congress in Kerala
SHATRUGHAN SSEAT
GOES TO RAVI
chief Admiral Nirmal Kumar North and South. Barring indicated that he could contest
Been here for 15 years, want to leave
MARCH
Verma, hasn’t headed either the Karnataka, the BJP does from Wa anad, which is consid- SHANKAR PRASAD
Western or the Eastern Naval not have a presence in the TWENTY YEARS after Sonia ered a part stronghold.
people who will stand b us. We command, which is considered South. The Congress does- Gandhi contested from two The AICC did not den the DEVE GOWDA TO
SAKSHI DAYAL areentirel alonehere,”saidSajid, essential for an one to be con- n’t want Rahul to be tied seats — Rae Bareli in Uttar move, and neither did Rahul. CONTESTFROM
GURGAON, MARCH whoownsafurniturerepairshop sidered for the top post. down in Amethi, a sure Pradesh and Bellar in While the AICC said a final deci- TUMKUR
in Gurgaon’s Ghasola village, and In 2 16, the government had Southern seat is a back-up. Karnataka — Congress president sion is et to be taken, top PAGES 8,
FIFTEEN YEARS after he first had built a home for his wife and elevated General Bipin Rawat as Rahul Gandhi is said to be CONTINUED ON PAGE
moved to Gurgaon from Panchi si childreninBhoopSinghNagar Arm chief,supersedingtwosen-
village in Uttar Pradesh’s colon inDhumaspurvillagethree ior Arm commanders.
Baghpat district, Mohammad earsago. Thoughanewservicechief is
Sajid is contemplating leaving According to the FIR regis- usuall named around a month
the cit for good. On Thursda tered at Bhondsi police station, in advance, Singh’s name was
evening, a mob of “2 -25 men” the incident took place when announced with two months
had barged into his home, Sajid’srelativeshadcometovisit still to go for Lanba’s retirement.
attacked him and his relatives since Holi was a holida . This, sources in the government
with rods and sticks, and told A video grab of the attack. CONTINUED ON PAGE said, was to ensure a smooth
them to “go to Pakistan”. RELATEDREPORT,PAGE5 transition during the general
“We are planning to either elections. The announcement
move back to our village or to MAN DIES IN CLASH also la s to rest an uncertaint
Delhi. If this has happened here somethinglikethishappensinour OVER PLATFORM FOR about the militar hierarch at a
once, it can happen again. Even if village,atleastwewillhave15-2 MUHARRAM PAGE CONTINUED ON PAGE

Last Islamic
State village
in Syria falls,
caliphate
crumbles
RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
MARCH

AFOUR-YEARmilitar operation
to flush the Islamic State fromits
territor in Iraq and S ria ended
on Saturda , as the last village
held b the terrorist group was
retaken, erasing a militant
theocrac that once spanned
two countries.
Cornered in Baghu , S ria,
thelast1.5-square-mileremnant
of the group’s original caliphate
in the region,theremainingmil-
itantswagedasurprisingl fierce
defense and kept the American-
backed forces at ba for months.
The detonated car bombs
and hurled e plosives from
drones. Suicide bombers ran
across the front line under cover
of darkness to attack the sleep-
ing quarters of the American-
backed coalition.
In the last weeks, the mili-
tants’ families fled for their lives,
theirblack-cladwivesstreaming
into the desert b the tens of
thousands, some of them
defiantl chanting Islamic State
slogans and lobbing fistfuls of
dirt at reporters.
But after a grueling cam-
paign, the last speck of land was
finall wrested from the Islamic
State, also known as ISIS.
“Thisisabigmomentnotjust
for us but for all of the world,”
said Kino Gabriel, a spokesman
fortheS rianDemocraticForces,
the American-backed militia
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SIGNS OF
RESURGENCE
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