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News Brief
Body of Assam
BJP reiterates commitment to core issues
New Delhi, plore all possibilities within 35A is an obstacle in the de- Code as one of the Directive
The BJP on Monday re- the framework of the Con- velopment of the state. We Principles of State Policy. BJP
woman found in iterated its commitment on stitution and all necessary will take all steps to ensure believes that there cannot
efforts to facilitate the expe- a safe and peaceful environ- be gender equality till such
Gurugram its core ideological issues -
construction of a grand Ram ditious construction of the ment for all residents of the time India adopts a Uniform
Gurugram, temple at Ayodhya, abroga- Ram temple in Ayodhya,” state,” the BJP said. Civil Code, which protects
Police on Monday tion of Article 370 in Jammu the manifesto said. The manifesto pledged the rights of all women.”
found the body of a woman and Kashmir and Uniform The party said that in the to make all efforts to ensure The BJP said it was com-
from Assam here in Civil Code - in its Lok Sabha last five years, it made all the safe return of Kashmiri mitted to a Citizenship
Haryana. election manifesto. necessary efforts to ensure Pandits and provide finan- Amendment Bill but in-
The body, apparently With the tagline peace in Jammu and Kash- cial assistance for the re- sisted that it would make all
crushed by stones, was re- “Sankalpit Bharat, Sashakt mir through decisive ac- settlement of refugees from efforts to clarify the issue to
covered near Nathupur vil- Bharat” (Committed India, tions and a firm policy. West Pakistan, Pakistan- oc- people from the north-east
lage. The deceased was Strong India), the “Sankalp “We reiterate our posi- cupied Jammu and Kashmir states who have expressed
identified as Kajal, who mar- Patra” was unveiled at the tion since the time of the (POJK) and Chhamb. apprehensions regarding
ried a Dharmendra three party headquarters by Jan Sangh to the abrogation The manifesto reiterated the legislation.
months ago. Police said Prime Minister Narendra of Article 370. We are com- that it was committed to Building a Ram temple
Dharmendra was missing. Modi, BJP President Amit mitted to annulling Article draft a Uniform Civil Code, at the site of the razed Babri
Shah and union ministers 35A of the Constitution as drawing upon the best tra- Masjid in Ayodhya has been
Modi to address Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley the provision is discrimina-
tory against non-perma-
ditions and harmonizing
them with the modern
one of the core issues for the
BJP and the larger Sangh
and Sushma Swaraj among
rally in Coimbatore others. nent residents and women times. Parivar along with a Uniform
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP National President Amit Shah, Union Home
“We reiterate our stand of Jammu and Kashmir. “Article 44 of the Consti- Civil Code and abrogation of
on Tuesday on Ram Mandir. We will ex- “We believe that Article tution lists Uniform Civil Article 370. —IANS Minister Rajnath Singh releasing the BJP Manifesto- Sankalp Patra for Lok Sabha Elec-
Chennai, tions-2019, in New Delhi on Monday UNI.
Prime Minister
Narendra Modi is slated to
address an election rally in
Coimbatore on Tuesday in
support of BJP candidate
BJP to explore possibilities IT raids continue against
Kamal Nath’s aides
Army gets ‘desi’ Bofors in
home-made Dhanush howitzer
C.P. Radhakrishnan, who is
contesting from the con-
stituency, the party’s Tamil
Nadu unit said on Monday.
to build Ram temple
New Delhi, ditious construction of the believes that there cannot
New Delhi, howitzer, and the M-777 ul-
Income Tax Department officials on Monday contin-
ued raids at the properties of people considered close to
The Army got ‘desi’ Bo-
fors when home-made
tra-light howitzers acquired
from the US, ending the gun
According to the Dhanush howitzer was in- drought. Dhanush has been
The BJP pledged in its Ram Temple in Ayodhya,” it be gender equality till such Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath. designed and developed by
Bharatiya Janata Party, the said. time India adopts a Uniform ducted on Monday.The
rally will be held the city’s Lok Sabha election mani- The officials have recovered a large amount of unac- much awaited Dhanush 155/ the Ordnance Factory Board
festo released on Monday to “We will undertake ev- Civil Code, which protects counted cash along with documents pertaining to illegal at the Gun Carriage Factory
Codissia ground at 4 p.m. ery efforts to ensure that the the rights of all women, and 45 calibre towed Gun Sys-
Besides BJP leaders, leaders explore all possibilities transactions. According to sources at the IT department, tem, also known as ‘desi’ Bo- at Jabalpur based on the Bo-
within the framework of the subject of faith, tradition the BJP reiterates its stand raids at the residences of the CM’s close aide Praveen Kakkar fors drawings. The Army has
of its allies will also be and worship rituals related to draft a Uniform Civil Code, fors, will significantly en-
present. Constitution to facilitate the in Bhopal and Indore, and on a non-government hance the Army’s firepower. actively supported the indig-
construction of a grand Ram to Sabarimala are presented drawing upon the best tra- organisation’s manager Ashwini Sharma and another one enous gun production
in a comprehensive manner ditions and harmonizing The Dhanush gun sys-
Temple in Ayodhya. Prateek Joshi were conducted by the department on Sun- tem is based on Bofors ac- project and has placed or-
Soft drink bottles It also said that it will se- before the Supreme Court. them with the modern day. The raids continued on Monday. quired in the 1980s and ders for over 110 Dhanush
cure constitutional protec- We will endeavour to secure times,” it added. It said an In- The officials recovered a large amount of unaccounted
looted after tion on issues related to constitutional protection on ternational Cultural Festival cash during the raids which was allegedly kept for use in
whose purchase was mired systems.The induction is be-
ing hailed as a key milestone
issues related to faith and will be organised on a grand in controversy because of al-
Hyderabad accident faith and belief on the
belief.” scale every year in five dif-
the Lok Sabha elections, the sources said. leged corruption. Artillery as this is the first long range
Hyderabad, Sabarimala temple and According to the sources, the sleuths have also recov- inductions have received a piece of artillery to be pro-
promised to bring a Uni- The party promised that ferent states to showcase ered some documents which are related to transfers of duced in India. The handing
Passersby went on a it will expand and and promote the rich diver- boost under the Modi gov-
form Civil Code. many government officials. ernment after a hiatus as over ceremony of Dhanush
looting spree after a vehicle “We reiterate our stand popularise the teaching of sity of Indian culture. The
loaded with soft drink Kakkar and Sharma were interrogated by the police Dhanush joins the Army af- artillery gun was held on
on Ram Mandir. We will ex- Sanskrit in schools. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) overnight, the sources said. Monday with the rollout of
bottles of a popular brand “Article 44 of the Consti- on Monday released its elec- ter K-9 Vajra, a tracked self-
plore all possibilities within The IT Department’s teams from Delhi had conducted propelled South Korean six gun systems at the Gun
overturned in the framework of the Con- tution lists Uniform Civil tion manifesto for the Lok
Secunderabad, the twin city raids at several places in Bhopal and Indore on Sunday. Carriage Factory.
stitution and all necessary Code as one of the Directive Sabha polls starting April 11.
of Hyderabad, police said on efforts to facilitate the expe- Principles of State Policy. BJP —IANS
Monday. The container on
Sunday late night over-
turned after hitting a road
divider while heading to-
VVPAT: SC orders 5 checks in Court reserves
order in defamation
ward Tadbun from
Bowenpally. The driver sus-
tained minor injuries. While
some soft drink bottles were
every Assembly segment
New Delhi, per cent, that is, out of total the process in place to au-
case against
crushed in the accident, the The Supreme Court on 10.35 lakh EVMs, only 20,625 thenticate the genuineness New Delhi,
remaining were shifted to Monday increased voter- will be used in counting to of these paper slips. A Delhi court on Mon-
the road side by the police verified paper audit trail verify results. The court also noted day reserved its order on is-
with the help of some (VVPAT) from one EVM per According to the apex that the EC had put a query suing summons to Con-
people to clear the road for Assembly segment to five court’s direction, the VVPAT before the Indian Statistical gress Lok Sabha member
traffic. randomly selected Elec- slips of 5 EVMs in every Institute regarding a reason- Shashi Tharoor in a defama-
However, passersby tronic Voting Machines place will be subjected to able sample size to verify tion complaint filed by the
were seen lifting the bottles (EVMs). physical counting. the EVMs. The institute had Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)
and carrying them home. The court said this was The increase in the responded that a sample of leader Rajeev Babbar.
Visuals aired on some tele- being done to ensure the VVPAT would neither re- 479 EVMs would generate Additional Chief Metro-
vision channels showed greatest degree of accuracy quire additional manpower 99.99 per cent accuracy in politan Magistrate Samar
men, women and children and satisfaction in the elec- nor delay the results of the results.The opposition par- Vishal said that he will de-
leaving the place with as tion process. Lok Sabha elections, the ties had demanded raising liver the order, on whether
many bottles as they could The court’s direction court noted. the number of EVM ma- to summon Tharoor or not,
carry. Some youths were came on a plea by leaders of During the hearing, the chines to 5.17 lakh. on April 22.
seen carrying soft drink 21 opposition parties who bench headed by Chief Jus- With the first phase of The court was hear-
bottles in bags even as a wanted it to be hiked to 50 tice Ranjan Gogoi asked the voting starting on April 11, ing a criminal defamation
policeman stood mute per cent of EVM’s per As- poll panel several question the court hoped this would complaint against
spectator. sembly segment. regarding the information satisfy both the political par- Tharoor for his comment
The court’s order is a mentioned on the slips and ties and the voter. that Prime M inister
major setback for the oppo- Narendra Modi is “a scor-
BJP promises sition parties as the court pion seated on a Shiv-
ling”. Babbar has filed the
pension scheme for
farmers over 60
Delhi BJP Mahila Morcha workers shouting slogans while staging a dempnstration
against Delhi government demanding immediate implementation of Ayushman
Yojana in Delhi state, in front of Police Head Quarters in New Delhi on Monday UNI.
has merely increased the
quantum of EVM verifica- SC to hear pleas on 10% complaint alleging that
Tharoor made the state-
New Delhi,
tion using paper trail by 1.99
EWS quota on May 2 ment with mala fide inten-
tion, which not only deni-
The Bharatiya Janata New Delhi,
Party (BJP) on Monday re- SC agrees to grates the Hindu deity but
leased its election manifesto
for the Lok Sabha polls with
a promise to provide pen-
AgustaWestland: Sushen look into
The Supreme Court will hear on May 2 a batch of ap-
plications seeking to put on hold the appointments being
made under 10 per cent quota for economically weaker
section (EWS) of society in the unreserved category.
is also defamatory.
Babbar requested the
court to initiate proceeding
sion for small and marginal
farmers to ensure social se- remanded to judicial custody TikTok row The petitions contended that 10 per cent quota for EWS
against Tharoor under Sec-
tion 499/500 (defamation)
New Delhi, was in breach of the 50 per cent ceiling declared by the of the Indian Penal Code.
curity after 60 years of age. favour of AgustaWestland, top court by its earlier constitution bench judgments. Speaking at the Banga-
Released at the party of- New Delhi, payment to politicians, bu- The Supreme Court on
A Delhi court on Mon- reaucrats and Indian Air the Rome-based helicopter Monday said it will look into A bench of Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice S. Abdul lore Literature Festival on
fice here in the presence of Force (IAF) officials to influ- design and manufacturing Nazeer on Monday agreed to hear applications as senior October 28, 2018, Tharoor
Prime Minister Narendra day remanded Sushen the order passed by the Ma-
Mohan Gupta, an alleged ence the contract for sup- company. dras High Court directing an counsel Rajeev Dhavan said that appointments once made had said:“Modi is like a scor-
Modi and BJP President plying 12 VVIP choppers in —IANS under 10 per cent quota would be difficult to be reversed pion sitting on a Shiv-ling.
Amit Shah, the “Sankalpit middleman in the Rs 3,600- interim ban on the video
crore AgustaWestland VVIP mobile application ‘TikTok’. at a later stage. Dhavan said this as Justice Bobde said that You cannot remove him
Bhatar Sashakt Bharat” also the court would say that all these appointments would be with your hand and you
pledged zero tolerance to- chopper deal case, to judi- Senior advocate
subject to the outcome of the challenge to constitution’s
wards terrorism.
“Our security doctrine
will be guided by our na-
cial custody till April 20.
Gupta was presented
before Special Judge Arvind
RJD releases party manifesto, Abhishek Manu Singhvi
sought urgent listing of the
case. He said that the appli-
103 amendment that provides for 10 per cent reservation
beyond 50 per cent for the SC/ST and the OBCs.
cannot hit it with a‘chappal’
(slipper) either.”

tional security interest. This

is exemplified by the Surgi-
cal Strikes and the Air Strikes
Kumar on the expiry of his
two-day Enforcement Direc-
torate (ED) custody.
promises reservation cation had been down-
loaded on a major scale, has
numerous users and an ex-
carried out recently. We will He was arrested on Patna, parte interim order was
firmly continue our policy of March 26, a day after the Bihar’s opposition Rashtiya Janata Dal (RJD) on Mon- passed against the start-up.
‘Zero Tolerance’ against ter- court allowed Rajiv Saxena, day released its election manifesto for the coming Lok Chief Justice Ranjan
rorism and extremism and a Dubai-based businessman Sabha polls, where it has promised reservation for the Dalits, Gogoi said he will look into
continue to (give) a free and another alleged OBCs, EBCs and tribals in the private sectors the matter. Last week, a
hand to our security forces middleman in the deal, to RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, who released the manifesto bench of Justices N.
in combating terrorism,” the become approver. at the party headquarters here, said the main aim was to Kirubakaran and S.S. Sundar
manifesto read. Saxena in his disclosure provide “bread to each plate and pens to all hands”. passed an interim order is-
It also promised 33 per statement submitted to the “We are committed to social justice and will implement suing directions to the gov-
cent reservation in Parlia- ED revealed that Interstellar remaining recommendations of the Mandal Commission,” ernment to prohibit down-
ment and state Assemblies Technologies, a company he said. Tejashwi Yadav, former Deputy Chief Minister and loading the mobile applica-
through a Constitutional that received the younger son of jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad, said if his tion. It also directed the me-
amendment. AgustaWestland kickbacks, party was voted to power, a helpline for migrant workers dia not to broadcast the vid-
“We will ensure pucca was controlled among oth- from Bihar would be set up to provide them with timely eos made using it.
houses for families either liv- ers by Gupta. help. He also said that his party will implement a 200-point The Madras High Court
ing in kuchha houses or Saxena had also pre- roster and will amend the Constitution for reservation for posed a query to the gov-
without access to housing sented two diaries, some government jobs. According to the manifesto, the RJD has ernment. It asked whether
by 2022,” it said. loose sheets, other docu- ensured to conduct a caste-based census in 2021. the government will enact a
Speaking at the occa- ments and a pen drive, all Tejashwi Yadav said the party has decided to spend 6 statue, like the Children’s
sion, Shah said the when- related to Gupta. per cent of the GDP on education and 4 per cent on Online Privacy Protection
ever a history of India’s de- According to the ED, healthcare. RJD has promised a tax free toddy to woo a par- Act enacted by the US gov-
velopment was written, the Saxena, in connivance with ticular Dalit community and to give a relief to millions of ernment, in order to prevent
period between 2014 and a co-accused, developed the daily consumers of it. children becoming online Indian and Sri Lankan army at the concluding ceremony of the Exercise Maitri
2019 will be written in global corporate structure Toddy is locally known as the ‘poor man’s beer’, is con- victims. Shakti, in Colombo on Monday UNI.
“golden letters”.—IANS that laundered money for sumed particularly in rural Bihar. —IANS
AHMEDABAD TUESDAY 9/4/2019 Editorial
India rejects Pakistan’s
Editor’s allegation of planning attack
said, adding said it has been

New Delhi,
India on Sunday re- made clear to Pakistan that
jected as “irresponsible and it cannot absolve itself of
preposterous” Pakistan’s responsibility of a cross bor-
statement that New Delhi der terrorist attack in India.
will attack it again and ac- “No attempt at creating
cused Islamabad of trying to an alibi for its complicity in
whip up war hysteria in the such attacks will succeed.
region. Pakistan needs to take cred-
Outer clarity “India rejects the irre-
sponsible and preposterous
ible and irreversible steps
against terrorism operating
from all territories under its
The Indian Space Research Organization’s success- statement by the Foreign
ful April 1 launch of the PSLV-C45 rocket that placed Minister of Pakistan with a control rather than making
29 satellites in three different orbits is remarkable both clear objective of whipping hysterical statements to ob-
for the complex set of multi--tasking the mission ac- up war hysteria in the re- fuscate the core issue that
complished and for the timing. Coming three days af- gion,” Raveesh Kumar, the bedevils our region: cross-
ter ISRO and the Defence Research and Development spokesperson of the Minis- border terrorism.”
Organization knocked out a satellite in a Low Earth try of External Affairs, said in Earlier, Pakistan For-
Orbit with a direct hit, it would appear that the Indian a statement. eign Minister Shah
space programme stands galvanized and poised for a “This public gimmick Mahmood Qureshi said In-
giant leap. The dexterity with which so many satellites, appears to be a call to Paki- dia was planning to attack
BJP National President Amit Shah addressing a public meeting in Polsara, in Ganjam district of Odisha. stan-based terrorists to un- Pakistan after staging a
most of them American, were placed in three different
orbits certainly showcases both the reliability and the dertake terror attack in In- “mishap” in Jammu and
expertise that ISRO offers. This is not a new develop- dia,” he said. Kashmir and this could hap-
ment. In February 2017, the PSLV-C37 placed 104 sat-
ellites, 96 of them from the U.S., in one go, a testimony
to ISRO’s ability to launch satellites at a fraction of the
Technology for security (Column: Spy’s Eye) Pakistan has been ad-
vised to use the established
diplomatic channels to
pen between April 16 and
20.Qureshi told the media
that Islamabad had“reliable
cost that other countries incur. Equally important, just By D.C. Pathak nario set by the adversary. of ‘Need to Know’ - a basic neutralising the ‘visible’ en- “share actionable and cred- intelligence that India is de-
as the February 2017 launch also placed the fifth of What does not change in practice in the security do- emy more effective but in ible intelligence” it has vising a new plan” to attack
the Cartosat 2 series in orbit, an earth observation sat- I had the benefit re- security is the basic frame- main that ensured that the security which deals with about terror attacks, he Pakistan. “I am speaking re-
ellite with cameras that have a resolution of less than a cently of listening to a well work of requirements that information sought by the the ‘unseen’ adversary tech- added. sponsibly, I hold a position
metre, the PSLVC-45 placed EMISAT, which can, among established American IT ex- held good in all contexts - adversary about a protected nology tools have to play “India reserves the right of responsibility, and I know
other things, aid in electronic intelligence. In other pert on the challenges for national security, enterprise technology would not be in closely with the human con- to respond firmly and deci- the words I utter will be
words, India is assiduously putting in place a space mili- security strategists in these security or cyber security. All possession of just any other trollers in an ongoing fash- sively to cross-border terror- picked up by the interna-
tary architecture. Over the next few months, as many times of a literal tsunami of technology experts should member of the targeted en- ion. A technology man has ist attack,” the spokesman tional media,” he said.
as eight satellite are expected to be launched, strength- technological advance- have a good understanding terprise. The real challenge to grasp the essence of se-
ening the defence dimension. ments. He brought out how of this in today’s world. for the security profession- curity to act successfully as
the incredible speed at All advisors - technical or als lies in detecting signs of Technology Advisor in that
That is precisely why the government should articu-
late much more clearly the doctrinal aspects of the which technology was de-
veloping made it difficult to
non-technical - who are on ‘vulnerability’ and establish- realm. EC’s special arrangements
the security turf should ing grounds for ‘suspicion’. At the strategic level, the
space programme, as well as the deterrence sought to
be achieved by it. India must Communicate its peace- assess its repercussions for
the future in terms of both
know what a ‘secure perim-
eter’ around the identified
An employee showing
greed, addiction or dis-
US and India have, apart
from defence cooperation, a
for differently abled voters
ful intentions just as it showcases its capabilities, so as Agartala, category.He said the state’s
to contribute to a better understanding among coun- global competition in busi- subject of protection has to gruntlement is vulnerable lot of conversion on the glo- Social Welfare and Social
ness as well as the evolution be, varying from a brick and to exploitation by the adver- bal issues of security - the The Election Commis-
tries it hopes to deter and thereby reduce the chances sion (EC) will take adequate Education Department has
of wrong inferences being drawn in crisis situations. of military domain. It con- mortar fence to a firewall, sary. Signs of suspicion that new threat of global terror been asked to look after the
firmed my belief that while what ‘intrusion detection’ the member might have where motivation was steps to help physically
After all, missiles are but one aspect of space warfare. challenged voters, includ- PwD voters and the Social
There are other, less visible but equally effective meth- a security specialist could do systems needed to be put in been compromised already rooted in notions of faith Welfare Department Addi-
without being a technology place, what would be the are unravelled in surprise and indoctrination was ing visually-impaired ones,
ods to incapacitate satellites that are being developed exercise their franchise, a tional Secretary has been
and are of equally serious concern. The problem is that expert, a technology advisor nature of ‘Access Controls’ checks, audits and opera- strong enough to turn a appointed as the “Accessi-
would succeed only if he or and ‘Inner Access Controls’ tions that used special skills young man into a suicide top official said here on
there is no global regulatory regime to address the Sunday. bility Observer” to oversee
growing militarization in space. Last year, at the UN Dis- she had a complete grasp of required in that specific situ- of Intelligence tradecraft bomber, is clearly on top of any balloting issue faced by
security parameters and ation and what was to be such as surveillance, secret the chart.The appearance of “Following the Election
armament Commission, India expressed concern Commission’s directives, the PwD voters.Meanwhile,
about the “weaponisation” of outer space, and sought strategies - in this case the done for the ‘Insider Threat enquiries and tapping con- ‘lone wolf ’ on the terror a four-member delegation
presenter fortunately was Management’. In cyber secu- fidentially raised Informers. front is facilitated by the adequate steps would be
collective action to secure space-based assets. In this taken to facilitate physically of four different
regulatory vacuum, India has legitimate reasons to de- aware of the importance of rity, ‘hacking’ is an intrusion Today, technology is new communication de- organisations of differently
security orientation of tech- - though it is more like sabo- used in a huge way in all se- vices, miniaturisation of challenged voters includ-
velop deterrence for the security of its space-based ing visually-impaired elec- abled people met the CEO
assets. Equally, New Delhi must take a bigger lead in nology advisors. tage - that is detected only curity measures. In all situa- weapons of attack and ex- on Saturday and de-
The tsunami of technol- after it had happened so the tions however, human inter- plosive devices and use of torates to exercise their
forging a global and legally binding instrument to pre- franchise,” Chief Electoral manded that priority be
vent militarisation of space. It is encouraging that after ogy witnessed today can do prime response of the at- vention and deduction are cyber space for online given to the PwD voters to
two things - it can help de- tacked entity has to be to to be constantly associated radicalisation. Hacking is Officer (CEO) Sriram
the ASAT tests, India said it“expects to play a role in the Taranikanti said.“If neces- cast their votes, and that
future in the drafting of international law on preven- velopment and a global ad- safeguard what was left un- with technology there. CCTV another challenge to secu- adequate arrangements be
vance on a positive note or damaged. network can not do without rity technology and so is the sary an impartial person
tion of an arms race in space”. This is morally and prag- would be allowed as a made as per the Election
matically in keeping with India’s power projection. add to the threat spectrum ‘Access Controls’ begin human monitoring of the rise of malware injection Commission and Supreme
for vulnerable national enti- with the confirmation of the feed constantly or at least into both hardware entities guide for the visually im-
Given the prohibitively expensive nature of space paired people with the per- Court Directives in this re-
projects, India and other countries must utilize the in- ties. It is necessary that we identity of the person seek- periodically. Response to a and software programmes. gard.
do not see ghosts in a new ing to gain entrance. In the detected intrusion has to be Security cooperation mission of the authority,”
creased presence in space to legitimately advance the the CEO said. The spokesperson of
well-being of their people. technology, do not look cyber domain, Log in and guided by a human mind. A amongst friendly countries these four organisations of
upon the speed of technol- Application layer controls worker at the assembly line is now focused on technol- The official said that
wheel-chair, waiting shed, differently abled people,
ogy advancement as a served the purpose. Security alone can notice any pro- ogy for preventing cyber at- Salil Debbarma, said that in
threat by itself and have the of information in transit or cess flaw that needed to be tacks or neutralising a ter- ramp and other facilities
Mirwaiz heads to Delhi, ability to visualise and as-
sess if something was add-
storage is maintained
through encryption. ‘Inner
rectified for better produc-
tivity. Change of Passwords,
rorist on one hand and the
up gradation of the war ma-
would be arranged for vot-
ers belonging to the Per-
sons with Disability (PwD)
Tripura, at least two lakh
PwD voters are enrolled in
the electoral list.
to appear before NIA cerns of the Mirwaiz would
ing up to a danger potential
from both national and glo-
bal angles.
Access Controls’ regulate
entry into sensitive inner
segments like Process areas,
level of encryption and
points of surprise checks are
all decided by the con-
chine on the other.

Senior separatist be taken care of by the NIA Security is a ‘science’ in Command & Control Centre cerned leaders. Data Inte-
leader Mirwaiz Umer in Delhi. the sense that it rests on and the location of sensitive gration and Data Analytics is
Farooq took an early flight The decision to appear concepts, precision and de- information. done in the frame work set
to New Delhi to appear be- before the NIA was taken tection of fault lines. It works Personnel Security has a by the human masters.
fore the National Investiga- by the Mirwaiz on Sunday on clarity - the bedrock of limited technology para- Technology has
tion Agency (NIA) on Mon- following an executive science - that admits of no digm and the Insider Threat achieved a great deal here
day in connection with a meeting of the Hurriyat compromise on this count. Management that covers it by doing something that
terror funding case, group. A nation and an individual is largely a human effort that was earlier done only by
sources close to him said. It was also decided that have two basic needs, eco- used Intelligence tradecraft human analysis producing
The NIA has served him executive members of the nomic well being and secu- available with trained secu- ‘triggers’ for action. This is
three summons. Hurriyat, including Profes- rity. For development, tech- rity professionals. Studies the much talked about turf
The separatist leader sor Abdul Ghani Bhat, Bilal nology seeks the ‘end’ in have shown that a vast ma- of Artificial Intelligence that
had earlier cited security Gani Lone and Masroor terms of product creation jority of security breaches now even handles the pre-
reasons for inability to Ansari would accompany and product delivery but in are traceable to conniving liminary part of ‘action’ that
honour the first two sum- the Mirwaiz to the national the domain of security tech- members of the protected was needed in response to
mons and requested the capital. nology has to provide at organisation. Scientists in- a ‘trigger’. Robots do this
NIA to question him in The Mir waiz has ap- best a rolling improvement cluding technology devel- precisely as replacement of
Srinagar. pealed people to remain of ‘means’ in a situation opers are used to transpar- humans in certain sectors of
The third summon calm and peaceful and not where the goal post was ency but in these days of ‘services’. Defence Technol-
served on him has speci- react adversely to his be- never static - dependent as ‘dual use’ they have to un- ogy is making striking con-
fied that the security con- ing summoned to Delhi. it was on the changing sce- derstand the compulsions tributions to the task of - Ketmany Vongpaseuth, top winner of the "Miss Vientiane 2019 Contest"
in which 20 contestants participate, is crowned as Miss Vientiane 2019 by Miss
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Congress manifesto a mirage not reality New Year, and serve to promote Laos' traditional culture.

By Jayanta Ghosal
After I finished reading
the Finance Secretary say-
ing that he understood, that
“everybody loves sugar
Congress manifesto is no
different, crossing all previ-
ous boundaries. Rahul
at the Congress manifesto
that promises 150 days of
guaranteed work under the
the chief ministers and ar-
gue that the main problem
of our country is price rise,
Locked out of power, MGP still holds
the 55-page Congress mani-
festo for the 2019 Lok Sabha
elections, I suddenly re-
coated things” but that they
had a responsibility to tell
Gandhi wants to project
himself as Santa Claus for
Mahatma Gandhi National
Rural Guarantee Act, as op-
inflation and corruption. In
2019, we are still combating the key to BJP’s success in Goa
the Prime Minister that the upcoming elections, posed to the previous 100. the same problems and rais- By Mayabhushan It is the refusal of MGP’s the Congress and the BJP,
membered a scene in the sugar isn’t good for diabetic with an assortement of It adds that it will eliminate ing the same issues during Nagvenkar ‘promoters’, the Dhavalikar with few brief periods when
famous political satire Brit- patients. I saw the sitcom promises for just about ev- poverty by 2030 through elections.Rahul Gandhi has brothers, to commit to a they were temporarily out of
ish sitcom, ‘Yes Prime Minis- years ago, so there might be eryone.The larger aim: Rahul NYAY. The head of the mani- a major problem, that of the Panaji, electoral position which is power.
ter’. some inaccuracies in this. Gandhi wants to construct a festo committe, P. huge baggage that he Humiliated, broken and pro or anti BJP, despite be- But the BJP’s worry is the
It was set in the days be- But the basic theme is cor- counter narrative of social Chidambaram announced comes with that is a product pushed into a corner, the ing cut down to size and Hindu conservative vote-
fore the budget and the Fi- rect. Sugar tastes great - but justice to the Indian poor that the manifesto will set of history and not his doing one political party in Goa more by their senior alliance base, which it shares with
nance Secretary of England can be life threatening. In and the common people of the narrative for the upcom- in any way. The Gandhi fam- which could prove to be a partner, which has made the the MGP.
was telling the secretary of our country, the same prin- India, in contrast to Prime ing polls. But is that really ily has ruled this country for dark horse in the upcoming BJP nervous. In fact, the foundation
the Prime Minister to try and ciples apply, especially at the Minister Narendra Modi’s the case? My personal opin- several decades. In the last Lok Sabha elections, is the For a ruling party with- for the rise of the BJP in Goa
convince the Prime Minister time of elections. You have narrative of a strong Hindu ion is that even now, Rahul five years, and even before one which isn’t even con- out its guardian angel (and lies on the shoulders of MGP
to rethink the budget. The to go for ‘dole politics’ and nation. The Congress mani- Gandhi and his assurances that, the BJP has established testing the polls. battering ram) in Manohar workers and wellwishers,
Finance Secretary argued every politician has to trans- festo says there should be a still don’t have the same a political narrative that For the last two decades, Parrikar, who died last many of whom were even-
that so many populist mea- form into ‘Data Karna’ for the seperate budget formers. kind of mass acceptance. Nehru and Congress family’s the Maharashtrwadi month, and facing possible tually were weaned away
sures were, simply, bad - that poor.What is prudent for the Rahul Gandhi says that the If we go back five years legacy is responsible for a Gomantak Party (MGP), has backlash from minorities from the party by the near-
the economy couldn’t afford welfare of the country? That NYAY scheme will be his pri- and think about 2014 - we weak poor nation. Instead, been a case of classic politi- and a likely rebuff from the hypnotic charms of the Ram
such subsidies. The secre- question becomes far less ority and that it will file 22 see the role of Narendra Modi has put forward the cal contradiction. disgruntled workforce of mandir movement in the
tary to the PM replied, ‘But relevant. The main lookout: lakh vacancies by March Modi as the main opposi- narrative of a ‘strong nation Launched by Goa’s first the banned mining industry, 1990s.
you know that politicians the image of the party and 2020. In doing so, he is also tion leader. The whole situ- with a strong leader’, with Chief Minister, Dayanand the BJP may have just com- For now, Chief Minister
love to be popular’ and said that of its leader, as ‘pro selling dreams without any ation was akin to a super- himself at its helm. Bandodkar, with the phi- mitted harakiri by knocking Pramod Sawant is confident
that he wouldn’t be willing poor’. With elections, comes practical way out. The signs hero movie’s much awaited During these elections, losophy of merging the the MGP from its political that the MGP will support
to accept any submissions. the time of competetive of populism become abun- arrival in a crucial juncture. the Congress and several newly liberated state into bed. the BJP for the upcoming
The exchange went on, with populism and the latest dantly clear when one looks For Modi, too, things have regional parties have to neighbouring Maharashtra, “The BJP has committed Lok Sabha elections and
changed - 2014 was then come to an understanding, the MGP still holds currency political harakiri by taking three assembly bypolls, be-
and 2019 can’t be the same. a pre-poll understanding in the now full-fledged on the MGP. For momentary cause of its decision against
But can Narendra Modi in and if that isn’t the case, state. gain, it has lost a lot. Parrikar contesting the Lok Sabha
2014 be compared to Rahul then there can’t be a post The party’s stated objec- would have never done this, polls - calling Sudin
Gandhi in 2019. Does the lat- poll coalition. Rahul is also tive is uplifting the state’s had he been alive. Even in Dhavalikar “a visionary
ter have the same kind of more active today than he teeming bahujan samaj - 2012, when Parrikar won a leader”.
brand equity, does he give was earlier. In 2014, the gen- Goa’s collective of non-Brah- majority, there was pressure But in terms of
rise to a comparable sense eral media perception was min castes - but is run with on him to dump the MGP realpolitiks, the MGP’s deci-
of optimism in people. Do that Rahul Gandhi was a a vice-like grip by the but he did not,” Rajendra sion to stay away from the
the people of India, today, ‘pappu’. This, he has largely Dhavalikar brothers, Sudin Dessai (eds: correct), a politi- Lok Sabha polls does not
trust Rahul Gandhi for the been able to change and and Deepak, both of whom cal commentator and editor necessarily translate into
fulfillment of their aspira- now comes across a more are Brahmins. of Dainik Herald, a local support for the BJP as yet,
tions? The Congress held mature and active person. In the current political Marathi newspaper, told because the MGP has re-
press conferences in 22 dif- But the Pulwama attack context, despite last month’s IANS.“Even now, until solved to formally take a call
ferent places of the country and the Balakot strike have midnight raid by the BJP on Parrikar was alive he did not on its support to the gov-
at the same time. But what changed the entire mileu, its MLAs, the subsequent allow the MGP to be messed ernment as well as its role in
is the impact and influence the whole nation was cap- split in the legislative unit around with. It is only after the Lok Sabha polls only on
of that? Things have tured by the national senti- and humiliation of its his death that this move Sunday, one day before the
changed for Narendra Modi. ments and the BJP has Deputy Chief Minister Sudin materialised,” Dessai added. deadline for withdrawal of
It is a law of nature that dis- successfuly used that na- Dhavalikar being uncer- It is not that the MGP has nominations.“The decision
content of the people will tionalist sentiment. Rahul emoniously dropped from not had other bedfellows in on whether to support the
grow with time. No one has Gandhi thought election the cabinet, the party’s lead- the past. The Dhavalikar BJP governmentA and our
People listening TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister clear political skies forever. agenda will be poverty, job- ership isn’t exactly fuming, brothers have been in role in the general election
N.Chandrababu Naidu at Election Rally at Nandigama, Krishina District of Andhra Nehru, as the Prime Minister, lessness and the problem of in a way conventional poli- power for nearly two de- will be taken on April 7,”
Pradesh used to write letters to all farmers and Dalits. ticians would, to save face. cades, aligning with both Dhavalikar has said.
In the news Mayawati takes on BJP,

Namami Gange has

Congress in first joint rally failed, claims Congress
Dehradun, In the 2017 Assembly
ning and the BJP is going, the Congress either, calling From alleging failure of elections, the BJP had prom-
Deoband (Uttar ised to create new jobs. But
provided they don’t tamper its recently released elec- the Namami Gange plan to
Pradesh), rising unemployment in till now, the government has
BSP leader and former with the Electronic Voting tion manifesto as ‘hawa-
Machines (EVMs),” Mayawati hawai’. Uttarakhand, the Congress only deceived the youths, it
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister on Sunday released a alleged.
Mayawati on Sunday urged said, adding that the voters The BSP leader said that
would end the “drama of her party never issued elec- chargesheet against the In the industrial estates
people to defeat the BJP as Central and the state gov- run by the government-
well as the Congress in the chowkidari”. tion manifestos as she be-
Modi, the BSP leader lieved in talking less and ernments claiming they controlled the State Indus-
Lok Sabha elections, saying have failed to deliver most trial Development Corp of
both had betrayed the elec- said, had not fulfilled even delivering more.
one fourth of the promises With a large number of of their promises. Uttarakhand Ltd (SIDCUL),
torate. Authored by senior Con- 20,000 jobs were on the
Addressing the first joint he made before the 2014 people in the rally being
Lok Sabha elections that Muslims, she asked the mi- gress leader Navprabhat, verge of collapse, mainly
BSP-SP-RLD rally in the state, the 12-page chargesheet, due to the anomalies in the
Mayawati also said that re- brought him to power. norities to vote en bloc for
The Prime Minister had the BSP-SP-RLD alliance af- which came four days be- Goods and Services Tax
moving Prime Minister fore the April 11 election in (GST), the document said.
Narendra Modi alone would also failed to protect the ter accusing the Congress
borders, she added, citing of trying to split the anti-BJP the state, said the Centre On the education, it said
not do and that Uttar wasted Rs 20,000 crore in the state government
Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi increasing instances of ter- votes.“If Muslims want BJP
rorism in Jammu and Kash- to lose, they have to stand the name of cleaning the closed nearly 700 schools in
Cheergirls during the IPL 2019 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Adityanath also needed to the state without making
Delhi Capital at M Chinnaswami Staduim, in Bengaluru . mir in particular. firmly behind Ganga.“The Rs 20,000 crore
be shown the door. of the people’s money went any new arrangements. If
“Gathbandhan is win- Mayawati did not spare Gathbandhan.”
down the drain in the name the programme to close
of the Namami Gange plan down schools continues,
Microsoft Kaizala enables Indian Railways to connect and everybody knows the then 2,430 schools will be
its three million employees with healthcare services
and doctors, list of empan- decision making and gives
Party hoppers before Lok Sabha polls fact about the cleanliness of
the mother Ganga. Surveys
closed in the next three
years, it said, adding that the
Surat New Delhi, leader and Kerala Congress cian Jaya Prada on March 26 show the pollution in the government had put a
India’s largest employer, eled diagnostic centers and employees an easy-to-use spokespe o
nsr Tom joined the BJP stating that question mark on the edu-
health units. Employees can solution for efficient col- Before the Lok Sabha Ganga has increased,” the
Indian Railways, will be us- elections, a number of poli- Vadakkan crossed over to she was happy to work with document said. cation of the children which
ing Microsoft Kaizala to con- book doctor appointments, laboration and improved the BJP on March 14. “brave leader” Prime Minis- in turn will increase the
share diagnostic lab reports productivity. ticians switched parties Even the cleaning
nect its employees across hoping better prospects. Vadakkan had said that he ter Narendra Modi. programme of the highly scourge of the migration
the country with quality directly with their doctors Powered by Microsoft’s was upset with Congress’ Chandraprakash Mishra: from the hilly areas.On the
and save digital records in trusted cloud platform, mo- IANS compiles a list of the polluted Rispana and Bindal
healthcare facilities. prominent leaders who stand on the Pulwama ter- Impressed with the BJP’s rivers in Dehradun, the two r e d e ve l o p m e n t
Microsoft Kaizala app will ‘Me Chat’ of Microsoft bility and enterprise secu- ror attack. performance in the last five programmes after the 2013
Kaizala. They will also be rity, Microsoft Kaizala is a switched allegiance in the tributaries of the Ganga, was
enable serving and retired run-up to the elections. Arjun Singh: Four-time years, senior Bahujan Samaj terminated, it alleged. Kedarnath deluge, it said the
railway employees to avail able access key announce- perfect fit for the unique Trinamool Congress MLA Party (BSP) leader Modi government failed to
ments, share their feedback needs of one of India’s larg- New faces in Bharatiya The chargesheet raised
healthcareservices of 125 Janata Party (BJP) Arjun Singh on March 14 Chandraprakash Mishra, the issue of the rising unem- increase the package of Rs
railway and 133 private rec- to improve quality of medi- est job creator. We are opti- switched sides to the BJP. He who contested against Con- 7,500 crore released by the
cal service with built in ac- mistic that our experience of Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda: On ployment in the hill state
ognized hospitals. The March 4, former Biju Janata was reportedly not happy gress President Rahul saying there are over 10 lakh former UPA government.
Kaizala group, managed by tion cards. “Microsoft working with large scale after being denied a Lok Gandhi in Amethi in 2004, These funds were insuffi-
Kaizala is a simple and se- customers across private Dal MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda registered unemployed
doctors from South Central jumped ship to the saffron Sabha ticket from joined the BJP on March 20. people who are educated. cient.
Railways will be comple- cure chat-based app for and government sectors will Barrackpore.
work. It offers organizations help us serve millions of rail- party, stating that only the
mented with focused BJP could save Odisha. Jaya Prada: Once a star
groups ofdoctors, para- to easily connect with ev- way employees effectively” candidate of the Samajwadi
eryone in their organization said Rajiv Kumar, Corporate Tom Vadakkan: In a jolt
medical staff and nurses. to the Congress, senior Party, actor-turned-politi-
Commenting on the de- and beyond in simple way Vice President, Experiences
velopment, Mr.Vinod Kumar to share data for insightful & Devices Group, Microsoft.
Yadav, Chairman Railway
Board, Indian Railways, said, Trump says secretary of
“As one of the largest em-
ployers in India, we are com- Anuj Kohli celebrating homeland security to step down
Washington, Trump, Xinhua
mitted towards providing
rich experience to our em- Navratri off and on-screen US President Donald reported.Nielsen supported
the Trump administration’s
ployees. Ensuring quality Mumbai, Trump on Sunday tweeted
medical care facilities for our that Secretary of Homeland tough stance on illegal immi-
“Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega” actor Anuj Kohli is happy grants, and oversaw contro-
employees is one of key fo- fasting and celebrating Navratri both in reel and real life. Security Kirstjen Nielsen“will
cus areas, integrating it with be leaving her position”. versial policies where immi-
The nine-day Chaitra Navratri festival started on Saturday. grant children were separr
Microsoft Kaizala will help “I’m fasting and shooting for my show. Personally, I feel Current US Customs and
us take this vision with ease Border Protection Commis- extended periods during de-
that cultures and traditions are part of life and our respon- tention and trials. “Nielsen’s
to all ouremployees, includ- sibility is to keep them alive. Fasting and offering prayers sioner Kevin McAleenan will
ing those situated in remote become acting secretary for tenure since she was con-
are most beautiful traditions,” Anuj said in a statement. firmed in Dec. 2017 has at
locations in India.” “I’ll be shooting for my show on a regular basis. Indoor the department, Trump said
On registering for the in another tweet. The an- times been rocky,” said CBS
shoots are going to be comfortable but if it’s outdoor, it News. McAleenan has been
healthcare services, Indian will be a bit difficult,” he added. On the work front, he has nouncement came after US
Railway employees will be news outlets reported serving as the commissioner
completed shooting for a Navratri special sequence for the of U.S. Customs and Border TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.Chandrababu Naidu with
able to search on Microsoft show “Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega”. —IANS Nielsen was set to hand in Daughter in Law Brahamani and grandson Devansh at an Election Rally at
Kaizala, nearest hospitals her resignation letter Sunday Protection since January 20,
2017. Nandigama, Krishina District of Andhra Pradesh
evening at a meeting with

A H M E D A B A D * M A R K E T * G U I D E

Teacher rapes class VIII girl on

Woman forced to drink
school’s terrace
A teacher allegedly raped a class VIII girl on the
phenyl by social media friend month, Acharya asked for there was nothing wrong in
terrace of the school in temple town Palitana. Ahmedabad,
The accused teacher Vijay Chhabhadiya of the A 36-year-old woman Mehta’s address and began helping a needy person,”
girl’s school was thrashed by the girl’s parents and from Vejalpur on Thursday meeting her at her home in Mehta said.Around a year
handed over to police late on Wednesday night filed a complaint against a Vejalpur. “As my husband ago, when Acharya left his
Chhabhadiya has been hospitalized and he will be man, stating that he had used to work in Vadodara at cellphone at Mehta’s home,
arrested after being discharged. forced her to drink phenyl a private bank, Acharya she browsed through the
During recess time on Tuesday afternoon, because she had refused to helped me do household photo gallery and found her
Chhabhadiya asked the girl to go and clean the give him money. The work,” said Mehta, a mother morphed pictures. “When I
school’s terrace. He then followed her, locked the ter- woman said she had be- of an 11-year-old girl. confronted him, threatened
race door and allegedly raped the girl. friended the man on a social “Acharya was like a family to tell my husband,” she said.
The traumatized girl rushed down crying and media platform five years member and he used to On March 27, Acharya came
went home where she narrated the ordeal to her par- ago. The complainant, Priya come home even when my to Mehta’s house and asked
ents. Mehta, a resident of Suleh husband was around.” for Rs 2 lakh. But since she
On Wednesday, her parents and others went to Bungalows near Later, Acharya began did not have that much, he
the school and thrashed Chhabhadiya. They lodged Shrinandnagar, said in her asking money from Mehta, demanded Rs 35,000 atleast.
a complaint with Palitana police station against him. FIR that the man, Bhavesh saying that his mother and “But when I refused to give
Congress party Leaders Anand Sharma,Randeep Singh Surjewala and oth- Acharya, had sent her the grand-mother had cancer him that, severely thrashed
Teen hacks into FB accounts, ers launching publicity campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in New friendship request. After and he needed to pay huge me, took out a phenyl bottle
Delhi . chatting for around a amounts for treatment. “Ini- from the bathroom and
pockets lakhs tially, he began taking Rs forcibly made me drink it.”
Rajkot, 6,000 to 7,000 every month Later, Mehta and her hus-
A 19-year-old boy from Ahmedabad was arrested
for allegedly hacking into the Facebook accounts of High court quashes FIR against Russian woman and when I told my hus-
band about this, he said
band filed a police com-
people and cheating them into sending cash to him Ahmedabad, her more than two years’ the authorities delayed the delivered as on, and claimed
on some or the other pretext. Genius Patel, who stay without due permis- grant of her exit permit, in to have lost her passport as
works as a deliver boy for Swiffy, was picked up from
The Gujarat high court
has come to the rescue of sion. the absence of visa and valid well. The Russian embassy With eye on Saurashtra, PM to
his house in Meghaninagar area of Ahmedabad. While quashing the FIR passport. granted her temporary
Cybercrime officials said that Genius would hack
into accounts of those people who had mentioned
the Russian woman who
wanted to return her native against Leonskaia, the HC After the death of her travel documents on two start campaign from April 10
country along with her in- said it was open for the im- aunt in her home town, the occasions. Surendranagar are being
their mobile numbers on Facebook or used the migration authorities to little girl’s custody was given According to Leonskaia’s Ahmedabad,
fant son to join her seven- The Bharatiya Janata planned. The PM is also
phone number as their password. After hacking into year-old daughter, but was blacklist her.The woman has to her kindergarten teacher. advocate, Nachiket Dave,
the account, he would request for money in differ- Party (BJP) is banking on its likely to hold public meet-
booked for illegally entering already given an undertak- Leonskaia feared that her the court took into consid- ings in Patan, Banaskantha,
ent amounts, mostly using illness as the reason for ing to the court that she will daughter would be placed eration that there was no biggest campaigner Prime
India and overstaying her Minister Narendra Modi to Anand and Chhota Udepur,”
the urgent cash requirement.In Rajkot, Genius had visa. not enter India without a in an orphanage. When criminal offence against her
hacked into accounts of two youngsters - Dhaval fight any anti-incumbency said a senior BJP official.
Justice Sonia Gokani on valid visa, if granted an exit Leonskaia requested the HC during her frequent and The rallies have been
Nasit, a resident of Bhaktinagar area and Rutul permit or deported. to direct the FRRO to grant long visits to India. It also in Gujarat, especially in the
Friday quashed the FIR Saurashtra region where strategically scheduled in
Thummar, who lives on Kothariya Road. lodged by the Foreigner Re- Leonskaia was eagerly her exit permit in January, weighed to the court that
the party lost ground to ri- places where BJP feels it
gional Registration Office waiting for an exit permit to the latter registered an FIR the woman was pregnant needs a push from PM Modi
val Congress in the 2017
300 developers fined under RERA (FRRO) against 38-year-old return to Russia so she could
be join her 7-year-old
with Ahmedabad Crime
branch, for Leonskaia enter-
when she came to India,
desperately looking for her state assembly elections. and four to give assembly
Ahmedabad, Anastasiia Leonskaia for vio- Modi will start election constituencies can be
lation of the Foreigners Act daughter, Maitino Stefania,. ing India from Nepal with- boyfriend. She also needed reached from one location,
Promoters and developers of more than 300 real She approached the high out a valid visa. During her to care for her daughter in campaign in his home state
for her alleged illegal entry of Gujarat by arriving in the official said.
estate projects across Gujarat have been penalized into India from Nepal and court in desperation after two-year stay in India, she the native country.
by the Gujarat Real Estate Regulatory Authority Rajkot, the principal city in Modi started his 2017
(GujRERA) for failing to file the mandatory quarterly Saurashtra, on April 10. The poll campaign for Gujarat
progress reports over the last nine months. The regu-
latory authority has , in most cases, fined each errant
18 from Gujarat CBI to trace missing woman PM, along with chief minis-
ter Vijay Rupani will then
state assembly elections by
holding public rallies in
developer Rs 50,000. Ahmedabad, before the court. The high travel to Junagadh where he Saurashtra’s Jasdan, Dhari,
Under the new realty law, all real estate develop- The Gujarat high court court ordered police to find will address a public rally, his Bhuj (Kutch) and Kadodara
ers must inform the authority every quarter about
construction and financial progress of their projects.
“The process for submission of quarterly reports
clear UPSC exam
Ahmedabad, 30+ age group. Dhananjay
has ordered a CBI investiga-
tion in a case concerning a
woman from Vadodara who
her. As Talati had accusing
his son-in-law of being indif-
ferent to Bhranti, he was in-
first in the state after the Lok
Sabha elections were an-
nounced. The PM will then
(Surat). BJP list both Jasdan
and Dhari while it won Bhuj
and Kadodara.
BJP managed to win
began in June 2018. Since then, several developers Dwivedi, the director of left her husband two years terrogated. The husband travel to Surat that has a
have penalized for non-compliance , under Sections The final result of UPSC’s even underwent nacro- large number of migrant 2017 assembly elections by
Combined Civil Services Ex- Sardar Patel Institute of Pub- ago and mysteriously disap-
11 and 63 of RERA,” said senior officials in the regula- peared. analysis and polygraphor lie voters from Saurashtra and bagging 99 out of 182 seats
amination (CCSE) 2018 was lic Administration (SPIPA), in its toughest electoral
tory body. Although the penalty for violation of Sec- said that evens the member The case involves 39- detection test, but police did later on address a rally at
tion 63 of the Act can go up to 5% of the project cost, declared on Friday. Eighteen not get a clue about Songadh in Bardoli Lok challenges in Gujarat in the
candidates from Gujarat of vacancies declared by the year-old Bhranti Vakil, who
in most cases the penalty was fixed at Rs 50,000, to went missing on July 26, Bhranti’s whereabouts. Sabha constituency. last two decades, losing
have cleared the exam; one UPSC is shrinking, the per- ground to Congress in
enure compliance. formance other institute has 2017, leaving behind her Local police tired to find For BJP, to retain all 26
has made it to Top 100. In Bhranti for nearly two years Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat Saurashtra, where issues like
2018, 131 from the state had remained high. husband Sachin Vakil and a
and submitted probe re- that it won in 2014, farm distress and unem-
Textile trader abducted from Lal passed preliminary exams 15-year-old son. Her hus-
band published an adver- ports in the high court. On Saurashtra l plays an impor- ployment were raised by the
Darwaja and 43 had cleared the Illegal firearms tisement for a missing per- Tuesday, a bench of Justice tant role as the region has opposition party.
mains. Interviews were con- J B Pardiwala and Justice A eight of these seats, includ- While BJP’s seat tally
Ahmedabad, ducted for apportioning seized son in local dailies, but noth-
C Rao said, “A woman of 39 ing one in Kutch. The elec- went down from 115 in
A 34-year-old man, a textile trader at the New ranks and final selection. ing was heard of her. The
Ahmedabad, family then informed the and mother of a young son tions in Gujarat will be held 2012 to 99, Congress gained
Cloth Market in the Sarangpur area of the city, was Kartik Jivani, a BTech stu- As city police have has gone missing for the last on April 23. as it won 77 sets in 2017 as
on Thursday abduction by two men from Lal Darwaja, dent, has passed with me- police, but to no avail.
intensifed their checking ac- A month later, her father, two years. This is something Though the BJP state compared to 61 in 2012.
over a dispute concerning Rs 10 lakh not being paid chanical engineering as a tivities ahead of the general very serious.”The bench fur- unit has requested PM to However, four sitting
to one of the accused persons by another trader, who subject and got the all-India Dilipkumar Talati, ap-
election, for the last week, proached the high court ex- ther observed that the hus- campaign on all the Lok MLAs from Saurashtra have
was known to the complainant. rank (AIR) of 94, a first for cops have been seizing two band did not take any initia- Sabha seats, he is likely to left Congress and joined BJP
The complainant, Vikram Balani, a resident of Gujarat. The analysis of the pressing fear that as her
illegal firearms every day, matrimonial relationship tive in finding her. “In such campaign on eight to 10 in the last one year, includ-
Kubernagar, in his FIR at Karanj police station, said results shows that three from various parts of the city. circumstances, it is the duty seats, said sources in BJP. ing Kunverji Bavalia, a pow-
that he had mediated a deal between two traders candidates passed the had been strained for years,
O caught a man named Bhim her husband may have of the state to perform its “The PM is likely to hold erful Koli leader from Jasdan
named Shailesh Pandya and Jay Kumar. Kumar had exam in the first attempt, Yadav with a country-made obligations and try to find rallies in Gujarat on April 10, in Saurashtra.
around one year ago bought cloth from Pandya but five in the second and two killed her or she may be in
pistol and one live cartridge. captivity at an unknown the whereabouts of April 15, April 17 and April Modi will also visit
did not pay Rs 10 lakh. As Kumar did not pay Pandya, in the third. Six successful Crime branch nabbed an- Bhrantiben. It appears that 20. In Saurashtra, rallies in Gujarat on the day of voting
the latter began asking Balani make the payment. On candidates are in the 20-25 place. In his habeas corpus
other person, Rajesh Rajput, petition, he requested that local police did make efforts, Amreli, Jamnagar, to cast, his vote at the Ranip
Thursday, Pandya called Balani and asked him to age group, 13 in the 25-30 from the Naroda area on the but without any result... Porbandar and area in Ahmedabad East
come to Lucky Restaurant at Lal Darwaja. age group, and one in the his daughter be brought
city on Tuesday night. “ constituency.

Second round of PG medical

admissions on April 24
GST evasion racket busted in Junagadh
Rajkot, like rent agreement and lo- tions. The masterminds will
Owners of cafe in Fathegunj
Of the 1,192 postgraduate medical seats in the
state, 34 have remained vacant. In postgraduate den-
tal courses, 17 seats are vacant.The admissions com-
mittee expects that besides these vacant seats, more
State Goods and Service
Tax (SGST ) department
raided nine traders in
cal body tax bill were also
forged to create bogus
firms. Then, using he ID
be identified only after
those persons who pro-
cured the goods outside
held for IPL betting
Vadodara, website. They Stock Exchange in Alkapuri,
Junagadh on Friday and proofs and firm’s details, Gujarat are known.
seats will become vacant as many all-India quota they secured GST numbers. An official close to the One more cafe in the city were also in touch with the the police have been keep-
seats do not usually find takers. The authorities ex- busted a bogus billing bookies,” said Jaydeepsinh ing an eye on cafes and
racket with estimated trans- “Those wanting to sell investigation said, “We are came under the scanner af-
pect the number of vacant seats will go up to 300. their goods outside the working to identify the per- ter the detection of crime Jadeja, deputy commis- other public to bust betting
Admissions authorities said the second round of ad- actions of Rs 227 crore. sioner of police (crime).They rackets.
During preliminary in- state without paying the sons who masterminded branch (DCB) raided the
missions will take place on April 24. tax, contacted these master- this racket. By using the GST place on Thursday night in were placing bets on the “In both these raids,
There are 448 seats in the all-India quota. The au- vestigation, it came to light number of runs to be scored youngsters were involved. It
that nine firms were floated minds. Using the GST num- numbers, they made sale of connection with cricket bet-
thorities said that the second round for All India bers of these nine bogus Rs 227 crore.” ting. in different sessions. is a risky affair as they want
quota is going on after which these seats will be re- in the name of these traders Sheth and Joshi were in to earn quick money but
using forged documents firms, e-way bills were gen- According to the law, a Proprietor of the High
turned back to the respective state. The authorities erated and the good were trader has to furnish GST re- Hats Cafe in Royal Hub touch with bookies identi- they often land in trouble
said that usually 150 odd all India seats fall vacant and goods worth Rs 227 fied as Zubair Garasiya resi- due to debts,” the police
crore were sent out of transported,” an SGST offi- turn in 90 days of selling the Building in Fatehgunj were
every year. cial said. goods and thereafter pay arrested for accepting and dent of Padra, Salman, a resi- said.
Gujarat. dent of Ajwa Road and Police have urged cafe
According to officials, According to GST offi- the tax.Officials said in most placing bets on the IPL
IMFL worth Rs 3 lakh seized the masterminds, who are cials, the e-way bills of of these cases, groundnut match between Delhi Capi- Satish. The trio has been owners to be an alert during
yet to be identified, secured groundnut were generated has been sold in other tals versus Sunrise declared as wanted. the IPL season.
Ahmedabad, Hyderabad. Crime branch sleuths “If some customers are
The state monitoring cell (SMC), which functions the PAN numbers and other in most of these cases. The states. This commodity at-
official ID details of some nine traders who were tracts 5% tax. Primarily, it’s “Jainam Sheth, 20 and seized Rs 85,00 cash, three seen placing bets on IPL
directly under DGP Shivanand Jha, following its raid Vishal Joshi, 28, where ac- mobile phones and LED matches, the cafe manage-
on a liquor den in Surat, struck at one in Vijapur, and labourers and small-time raided on Friday told offi- believed that, those in-
traders. Using these docu- cials that they were un- volved have by evaded cepting and placing bets on television from the spot. ment should either ask
seized 911 bottles of Indian-made foreign liquor the IPL match through Five days ago, the crime them to leave the place or
(IMFL), worth Rs 2.86 lakh.Senior police officials said ments, other some papers aware about the transac- around Rs 12 crore tax.
branch had arrested 19 per- call the police. If we learn
local police were completely unaware about the li- sons including Indian about the betting activity
quor den operating in their jurisdiction. “Five accused women team’s former on our own and raid the
are absconding in this case,” a police official said. Of-
ficials of the SMC said hey have written to the dis- Junagadh bootlegger joins Anxiety grips diamond industry as coach. Tushar Arothe for
their involvement in betting
spot, then the cafe manage-
ment too will be held re-
trict SP, to act against the police station officer in
whose jurisdiction, the raid was conducted. With the
general election round he corner, police have inten-
high-spirited LS battle workers set to form labour union on an IPL game. After the
high profile raid at Cafe
sponsible,” a police official
Rajkot, Diamond industry ana-
bootlegger in the police list. Surat,
sified checking activities on the state’s borders with He is notorious for traffick- lyst Aniruddha Lidbide said,
A notorious bootlegger Diamantaires in the
Rajasthan, MP, Maharashtra and the Union Territories
of Diu, Daman and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. took election officials by sur-
prise on Thursday when he
ing liquor from other states
into Gujarat and distributes
world’s largest diamond cut-
ting and polishing centre in
“We have seen labour un-
rest in special economic
Man held for creating fake
Four caught with 43 fake currency
walked into the collector of-
fice and filed nomination for
it in various districts using
his vast network. He has 26
the city are apprehensive
because they know a labour
zone in Mumbai. Many units
had shut down due to union social media page of woman
Junagadh Lok Sabha seat as cases lodged against him in union is going to become a problems. If the one in Surat
notes an independent candidate. various districts.A native of reality in the industry soon. wants to protect the rights Ahmedabad, her. This came to the notice
of the woman’s brother-in-
Surat, Junagadh town, Karia’s fam- of diamond workers then it Social media has re-
Flanked by his wife, Diamond Workers’ cently become a medium law. He then approached us
Crime branch officials of Surat of counterfeit bootlegger Dhiren Karia ily is into construction busi- Union (DWU), registered is good, otherwise the situ- with a complaint,” ACP J M
notes. They seized 43 fake notes of Rs 2,000 denomi- ness. The maximum cases ation will be same as in that is often misused to get
came to the collector office, with labour department in even with others by malign- Yadav, Inspector V B Barad
nation and two notes of Rs 500 denomination in last accompanied by policemen registered against him are in Gujarat, has begun to enroll Maharashtra.: said they got the IP address
two days from different parts of the city. Cops first Junagadh district apart be- There are mote than ing them.
from Junagadh jail. Karia, diamond workers as mem- City police’s cyber cell of the device used to make
arrested two accused identified e as Bhupat Jejaria who has several cases of sides Vatva police station of bers in a five-month long 5,000 diamond units in the the fake profile and it be-
and Dipak D Katelia, who were caught from CNG Ahmedabad, Jetpur, Vadinar city employing 5.5 lakh dia- recently got a case in which
bootlegging lodged against drive that began here on Fri- a 36-year-old man, Bhikaji longed to Vaghela’s phone.
pump Kapodra on Thursday evening with 29 notes him, is judicial custody for marine police station. Jam day. mond workers.
of Rs 2,000 denomination. During interrogation offi- Jodhpur police station, An office-bearers of Vaghela, a resident of
the past two DWU president Ranmal Daskroi in Ahmedabad,
cials came to know about the other two accused, months.According to police, Virpur and Morbi police sta- Jilariya told, “Since it incep- Surat Diamond Association
made a fake profile of a Computer operator
Mukesh Devji Tavia and Harjit Aliya, who were caught Karia is a listed state-level tion. tion, diamond industry in (SDA) said, “The labour
on Friday morning with 14 fake notes of Rs 2000 de- Gujarat does not have a unions had caused im- woman who had borrowed held taking bribe
nomination and two Rs 500 denomination from mense problems for dia- Rs 10,000 from his wife and
labour union to address the was not returning it. Palanpur,
Sarthana Jakatnaka.
Scientist electrocuted in laboratory issues of workers.
Though our union was
mond and jewellery units in
Maharashtra. Vaghela, a Class IX dropout
and a machine operator at
Ketul Patel, a computer
operator working at Road
British woman faces Dubai jail over Vadodara, was electrocuted when he registered in 2013, it be- Labour unrest could be- Transport Office (RTO) in
was repairing a generator in come a reality in Surat too a private factory, had de-
A research scientist died came active in the last one manded the money back, Patan was nabbed taking
‘horse’ insult after suffering an electric his lab. He died before he year following the because of the union.”
several times and then de- bribe of Rs 5,000 for issuing
Abu Dhabi, shock at his laboratory on could get proper treatment,” multicrore bank loan scam Dinesh Navadia, re- driving license for two and
said D K Rao, Gotri police gional chairman of Gems cided to teach the woman
A UK woman is facing two years in jail in Dubai Wednesday. Dr Sumant and job losses in the indus- a lesson, a cyber cell official three-wheelers. He had also
Chaubey, 39, had started his inspector.Chaubey is an MSU try. The union will be the and Jewellery Export Pro- taken Rs 4,000 bribe for is-
for calling her former husband’s new wife a “horse” alumnus who did MSc Bio- motion Council (GJEPC), said. DVP cyber cell
on Facebook, campaigners said. Laleh Shahravesh, 55, own biotech research firm. voice of diamond workers Rajdeepsinh Jhala said that suing learner license to the
On Wednesday, his colleague technology in microbiology. facing problems related to said,“The labour union must complainant earlier, said
was arrested at a Dubai airport after flying there to He did his PhD in microbiol- not try to suppress diamond in October 2018 Vaghela
attend her former husband’s funeral. The woman found him lying on the floor their jobs in the industry. In made a fake profile on a so- anti-corruption bureau offi-
in his lab and rushed him to ogy in 2013. He then worked the last one-and-a-half year, unit owners in the name of cials. They trap to nab Patel
faces prosecution over two comments she posted on as a research scientist in labour laws. cial media platform in the
Facebook on pictures of her husband remarrying in a private hospital. But he the industry has witnessed name of the woman. “He was laid by Ahmedabad
didn’t survive.Investigating pharma companies before job losses, heavy reduction It should help in creat- ACB at RTO office near
2016. The Foreign Office said it was supporting the setting up his own firm, 3B ing a healthy work atmo- then started uploading pic-
mother-of-one, the BBC reported on Sunday. the cause of death, police in diamond production, is- ture of the woman morphed Golapur on Friday. Patel was
said, “The post-mortem re- Biotech. Chaubey is survived sues of labour laws, wage sphere in the diamond in- caught red-handed accept-
by his wife and two sons. dustry.” with lewd images, to malign
port revealed that Chaubey cuts etc.” ing the money.
US presence in Syria

Fighting near Libyan capital leaves 21

unjustified, says Russia dead
Amman, However, both Lavrov Libya’s UN-backed government says 21 people
Russia’s Foreign Minis- and Safadi acknowledged have been killed and 27 wounded in fighting near the
ter Sergey Lavrov con- that their countries were in- capital, Tripoli.Earlier the UN appealed for a two-hour
demned the US’ presence in volved in negotiations with truce so casualties and civilians could be evacuated,
Syria saying it was an“unjus- the US through the Amman- but fighting continued.
tifiable occupation” at a based coordination office Rebel forces under Gen Khalifa Haftar have
press conference on Sun- with a view to evacuating advaced from the east with the aim of taking Tripoli,
day. the Rukban camp. the BBC reported.Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj has
Lavrov, who is on an of- “There is dialogue with accused him of attempting a coup and says rebels will
ficial visit to Jordan, ad- Russia and the United States be met with force.Among the dead was a Red Cres-
dressed the press with his to reach agreement on this cent doctor killed on Saturday. Gen Haftar’s forces said
Jordanian counterpart, issue,” Jordanian said. they had lost 14 fighters.International powers have
Ayman Safadi, in the capital “According to UN re- begun evacuating personnel from Libya amid the
Amman. ports, 95 per cent of the oc- worsening security situation.Libya has been torn by
“We don’t know the jus- cupants of the Rukban violence and political instability since long-time ruler
tification of the US occupa- camp want to return to their Muammar Gaddafi was deposed and killed in 2011.
tion of an area in Syria, homes in Syria,” Safadi
where the Americans ex- added.
change illegal interests with Jordan had closed the Asylum seekers look like UFC fighters:
extremist organisations,” border with Syria to prevent Trump
Lavrov said. the passage of refugees and
He was referring to the the infiltration of terrorists Washington,
al-Tanaf area, bordering following an attack on the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (pictured center and left with Trump dur- US President Donald Trump has claimed that asy-
Syria, Jordan and Iraq, where camp in Dec. 2016. ing a trip to the border) submitted her resignation to President Donald Trump on Sunday evening after months lum seekers look like Ultimate Fighting Championship
US troops have been de- Lavrov also urged the of threats from the president to fire her amid his growing frustration over border security. 'Secretary of Home- (UFC) fighters, the media reported.
ployed during the Syrian UN “to re-launch a settle- land Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service,' Trump He made the remark while addressing the Repub-
armed conflict, Efe reported. ment in Syria on the basis of tweeted on Sunday evening. He announced U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin lican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas on Saturday, reports
“The Americans say that the UN resolutions and out- McAleenan will be acting secretary. 'I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Cus- CNN.
they are prepared to discuss come of the Astana and toms and Border Protection Commissioner, will become Acting Secretary for @DHSGov. I have confidence “Some of the roughest people you’ve ever seen,
their presence there, but this Sochi rounds,” which were that Kevin will do a great job!,' he wrote. Nielsen's tenure at Homeland has been marked by an up-and-down people that look like they should be fighting for the
is incorrect,” Lavrov warned. sponsored by Russia. relationship with the president, who has railed against the flood of immigrants coming across the border UFC,” he said, referencing the mixed martial arts pro-
“They are trying to increase “We hope the UN will re- and blamed Nielsen for not stopping it. Her resignation letter touted the successes of her tenure and con- motion company. “They (asylum seekers) read a little
their presence in Syria.” launch a Syrian dialogue in tained no hints of bitterness or controversy - unlike the resignation letters of some past Trump officials. She page given by lawyers that are all over the place —
The Russian minister ac- Geneva,” the Russian minis- went on to tout her accomplishments. 'I am immensely proud of our successes in transforming DHS to keep you know lawyers, they tell them what to say. You look
cused the US of “obstruct- ter added.Furthermore, pace with our enemies and adversaries – whether it is in cyber space or against emerging threats from new at this guy, you say, wow, ‘that’s a tough cookie’.”The
ing” the evacuation of the Lavrov said that his country technologies.' President also mocked those supporting asylum as
Rukban refugee camp and supported a two-state solu- being in denial about migrants’ motivations.“Oh, give
the return of its occupants tion for the Palestinian-Is- him asylum — he’s afraid, he’s afraid!” Trump said, imi-
tating the supporters.“We don’t love the fact that he’s

Brexit talks with Labour ‘mean

to their homes within Syria. raeli conflict and also
The Rukban camp is lo- blasted the US got tattoos on his face, that’s not a good sign. We don’t
cated in al-Tanaf, an area administration’s decisions love the fact that he’s carrying the flag of Honduras or
controlled by US troops supporting Israel’s sover- Guatemala or El Salvador, only to say he’s petrified to
eignty over the Golan be in his country.”

compromise on both sides’: May

where some 40,000 inter-
nally displaced Syrian Heights recognizing Jerusa-
people live.“We reject the lem as the capital of Israel.
“We condemn the
San Diego Zoo holds farewell party for
US presence in that area and
we see that the Rukban refu- American decisions regard- London, have been no reported her Brexit deal, reached by leaders, little progress was giant pandas
gees should be allowed the ing the Golan Heights and British Prime Minister signs of compromise from London and Brussels in No- reported to have been San Diego,
right to return to their Jerusalem because they are Theresa May on Sunday the Labour Party. vember 2018 after long made on finding a compro- The San Diego Zoo in the US state of California
homes,” Lavrov said. illegal decisions,” he said. said that her talks with the May reiterated her painful negotiations, mise deal both the govern- kick-off three-week farewell event for two giant pan-
opposition Labour Party to warning that Britain may through parliament after it ment and the Labour Party das who are slated to leave for China later this month.
break the current Brexit not leave the EU at all if she has been voted down three could back. EU leaders will Twenty-seven-year-old female giant panda Bai Yun
Stranded Indian expatriate deadlock would mean
“compromise on both
cannot get a deal through
Parliament, Xinhua news
times since January.
“But at the same time
meet to decide on whether
to give Britain an extension
and her son, six-year-old Xiao Liwu, will leave as the
zoo’s conservation loan agreement with China has
agency reported. parliament has also said — and how long it could be
leaves Saudi Arabia sides.”
May, in a video message “Where we’re at is that
the government negoti-
that they don’t want us to
leave without a deal, with
— on Wednesday night.
Britain is currently due to
ended, reports Xinhua news agency.
According to the zoo, their staff are working with
Riyadh, Najran, a Saudi city that posted on Twitter, de- their colleagues in China on future panda conserva-
An Indian expatriate shares a border with Yemen, fended her decision to en- ated a deal with the EU, and no deal,” the prime minister leave the EU on April 12 tion and research.
who was prevented from the Saudi Gazette reported. gage in cross-party talks my preference was for that said. and, as yet, no withdrawal The zoo’s giant panda programme is the first joint
leaving Saudi Arabia over a The firm ran into trouble with Labour on leaving the deal to be passed by parlia- “So the choice that lies deal has been approved by research programme established between China and
car loan has finally left the as many workers left the European Union (EU). The ment, and we could leave ahead of us is either leaving British lawmakers. Labour the US as early as in 1994, China’s Consul General in
country after a travel ban company as a result of fre- decision touched off criti- the EU on that basis,” she the EU with a deal or not wants Britain to remain a Los Angeles Zhang Ping said on Saturday.“Like other
against him was lifted due quent missile attacks by the cism and anger among her said. leaving at all,” said May. “So permanent member of a joint giant panda research and conservation
to efforts of community Shia Houthi militias in Tory lawmakers. “But parliament’s now the choice that lies ahead of customs union with the EU, programmes in the US, this program has not only pro-
workers and the Consulate Yemen.“There are no words Further talks are ex- rejected that deal three us is either leaving the EU which would mean zero moted the friendship and understanding between the
General of India in Jeddah. to describe my ordeal. I was pected this week after the times, and right now as with a deal or not leaving at customs tariffs and a single Chinese and American people, but also pushed for-
Rajan Palakkundu suffering every hour and prime minister earlier things stand, I can’t see all,” said May.With less than joint trade policy. However, ward the bilateral collaboration and joint research on
Parambil, a 53-year-old every day for the last two warned Brexit could “slip them accepting it,” she said. a week to go before the the Tories want to leave the protection and conservation of endangered species
worker from Malappuram in years because I was not able through our fingers” unless The prime minister tried prime minister must travel customs union so that Brit- of wildlife and biodiversity,” he said.Erica Kohler, direc-
Kerala, was employed by a to travel home,” Rajan told an agreement could be to win over the hostile to Brussels to request a fur- ain can strike unilateral tor of operations of the San Diego Zoo, told Xinhua
contracting company in the Saudi Gazette. reached. However, there Labour Party in order to get ther Brexit delay from EU trade deals.—IANS that it was sad to see the two pandas leaving for China.

Rwanda marks 25th anniversary of

Democrats will ‘never’ obtain 1994 genocide
Rwanda on Sunday marked the 25th anniversary

Trump’s tax returns: Mulvaney Democrats crazy.” quests for Trump’s tax infor-
of the 1994 genocide in which about a tenth of the
African nation’s population was killed. The country will
mourn for 100 days, the time it took for 800,000
Congressional Demo- Mulvaney’s comments mation “are not consistent Rwandans to be massacred, the BBC reported.
crats will “never” obtain US come several days after with governing law, do not Most victims were minority Tutsis, killed by ethnic
President Donald Trump’s House Ways and Means advance any proper legisla- Hutu extremists.
tax returns, acting White Committee Chairman Rich- tive purpose, and threaten Paul Kagame, 61-year-old President, who led the
House chief of staff Mick ard Neal, a Democrat from to interfere with the ordi- rebel force that ended the genocide, started the com-
Mulvaney said on Sunday. Massachusetts, formally re- nary conduct of audits.” memoration by lighting a remembrance flame at the
“Nor should they (obtain quested six years of Trump’s House Intelligence Com- memorial in the capital Kigali, where around 250,000
the documents)” Mulvaney personal tax returns from mittee Chairman Adam victims are said to be buried.The flame will burn for
told “Fox News Sunday.” the Internal Revenue Ser- Schiff cast doubt Sunday on 100 days.Kagame will make a speech at the Kigali Con-
“Keep in mind, that’s an is- vice, CNN reported. the ability of Trump’s legal vention Centre and then lead a vigil at the Amahoro
sue that was already liti- In a letter sent on team to withhold his taxes, National Stadium, which was used by UN officials to
gated during the election. Wednesday to the IRS, Neal saying, “there is no legal protect the Tutsis during the killings.
Voters knew the President cites a little known IRS code ground for them here.”
could have given over his in his request for six years of
Trump’s personal tax returns
“The statute says the IRS
shall provide these returns
Chilli compound slows lung cancer
tax returns, they knew that
he didn’t and they elected from 2013 to 2018. He also to the Congress upon re- progression: Study
Laleh Sharavesh was arrested along with her 14-year-old daughter Paris him anyway. Which, of requested the tax returns of quest. When the Republi- New York,
when she arrived in the Arab kingdom for her ex's funeral last month. She dis- course, is what drives the eight of Trump’s business cans asked similarly for re- Besides spicing up your food, chilli, it seems, also
covered her husband's second wife (right) had complained about the social entities, a nod to escalating turns when they were run- has some medicinal value. New research suggests the
media post (inset) from 2016 and Laleh was held under Dubai's strict cyber crime pressure from liberals in the ning that committee, includ- compound responsible for chilli’s heat could help slow
laws. While her 14-year-old daughter (right) was allowed to return home to Brit- Netanyahu to annex caucus who have argued ing the returns of the the spread of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer
ain, Laleh, 55, has been banned from leaving the country as her passport has that Trump’s personal re- Obama for America organi-
been confiscated. Lawyers have told the single mum she faces up to two years West Bank turns wouldn’t sufficiently zation, (the chairman) gave
death for both men and women.
Most cancer-related deaths occur when cancer
in jail and a fine of £50,000 when she appears in court later this week. settlements if re- paint a picture of the no explanation for why he spreads to distant sites, a process called metastasis.
President’s financial history. sought those returns or how “Lung cancer and other cancers commonly
elected “The Democrats are de- many returns he was seek- metastasise to secondary locations like the brain, liver
Skyscrapers killing Guaido says he’ll host Jerusalem, manding that the IRS turn ing or what organisations,” or bone, making them difficult to treat,” said one of
over the documents and he told CNN on“State of the
up to 1 bn birds Israeli PM Benjamin the study authors Jamie Friedman from Marshall Uni-
annually in US world leaders in Venezuela Netanyahu has said he will
annex Jewish settlements in
that is not going to happen
and they know it,” Mulvaney
Union.” “He just asked, and
the IRS says you can have
versity in the US.“Our study suggests the natural com-
pound capsaicin from chilli peppers could represent
and more than 50 other the occupied West Bank if told Hemmer, adding that them because we shall pro- a novel therapy to combat metastasis in lung cancer
New York, Caracas, the request “is a political vide them. And I think that’s
At least 100 million and Self-proclaimed interim countries, urged public em- he is re-elected. patients,” said Friedman, a doctoral candidate who per-
ployees to come to the Na- Israelis will go to the stunt.” how it’s going to end up formed the research in the laboratory of Piyali
maybe as many as a billion president Juan Guaido, here Trump’s outside counsel, here, too.”The President has
birds die each year in the US on Saturday, announced an tional Assembly on Monday polls on Tuesday and Dasgupta at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards
to activate the next phase in Netanyahu is competing for William Consovoy of the law said previously that he School of Medicine. In experiments involving three
when they collide with upcoming gathering of firm Consovoy McCarthy would release his taxes but
buildings, especially glass- world leaders in Venezuela “Operation Freedom,” the votes with right-wing par- lines of cultured human non-small cell lung cancer
name he gives to the effort ties who support annexing Park PLLC, argued in a state- for an audit he has claimed cells, researchers observed capsaicin inhibited inva-
covered or illuminated sky- to address what the oppo- ment Friday that the re- to be under for years.
scrapers, according to a new sition calls a humanitarian to oust Maduro, whose May part of the West Bank. sion, the first step of the metastatic process.
study. emergency in the oil-rich 2018 re-election the oppo- The settlements are ille-
Chicago, with its many nation. sition and its foreign allies gal under international law,
glass superstructures that “We will have a great deem illegitimate. though Israel disputes this.
spike into what is the busi- global encounter here in “Everyone into the Last month the US
est US avian airspace during Venezuela of leaders to talk streets for the definitive recognised the occupied
migration, is the most dan- about the situation in Ven- phase of the end of the Golan Heights, seized from
gerous city for those feath- ezuela, about the humani- usurpation,” Guaido said. Syria in 1967, as Israeli terri-
ered travellers, said the tarian emergency, about the The assembly speaker tory, the BBC reported.
study published by the solution and the alterna- said that police used tear Israel has settled about
Cornell Lab of Ornithology tives for change in Venezu- gas to break up an opposi- 400,000 Jews in West Bank
that ranked cities based on ela,” he told thousands of tion protest in the western settlements, with another
the danger they pose to mi- supporters in Caracas. state of Zulia and briefly de- 200,000 living in East
grating birds. The speaker of the op- tained two lawmakers. Jerusalem. There are about
According to the study, position-controlled Na- As Guaido spoke in east- 2.5 million Palestinians liv-
more than 5 million birds tional Assembly provided ern Caracas, thousands of ing in the West
from at least 250 different no details about the date of government supporters Bank.Palestinians want to
species fly through the the encounter and did not marched to the presidential establish a state in the oc-
Windy City’s downtown ev- name the participants, but palace, on the other side of cupied West Bank, East
ery fall and spring, the his press team said that the capital, to listen to a Jerusalem and the Gaza
Guardian reported. more information would be speech by Maduro. Strip.What happens to the
They journey twice a provided in the coming The president expanded settlements is one of the
year, many thousands of days, Efe reported. on his government’s previ- most contentious issues
miles, going north in the The rally Guaido ad- ous claims that the power between Israel and the Pal-
spring from Central and dressed in the capital was failures plaguing Venezuela estinians — Palestinians say
South America, across the one of more than 350 in recent months were the t state Christa D'Souza (left), who stopped drinking alcohol three-and-a-half- years ago when she was 54, exam-
Great Lakes to Canada, and planned demonstrations result of sabotage orches- impossible.Netanyahu was ined how the trend towards clean living has impacted socialising. She revealed stars of the so-called Prim-
back south in the fall. across Venezuela to de- trated by Washington. asked during an interview rose Hill set including Kate Moss (centre - before and after) , Meg Matthews (bottom right - before and after)
“They wind up landing nounce the leftist govern- “We have discovered on Israeli TV why he had not and Sadie Frost (top right - before and after), who were once famed for their wild reputation in the late Nine-
somewhere that’s unfamil- ment of President Nicolas new sources of attack, from extended Israeli sover- ties have stopped hard-core partying. Research shows just one millennial in ten still perceives getting drunk
iar, like a sidewalk some- Maduro for a series of na- Chile, Colombia, cyber-at- eignty to large settlements as cool. Kate Moss, 45, was known as the unofficial ringleader and was always the last to go home after a
where,” said Susan Elbin, di- tionwide power blackouts, tacks supported by the gov- in the West Bank.“You are night out but now she enjoys going out teetotal, eating healthily and exercising. Ms D'Souza notes that arriv-
rector of conservation and including one that lasted ernment of the US have asking whether we are ing to events slightly later - as everyone is sitting down for dinner - is a good tactic to avoid pre-meal cock-
science at New York City five days. been carried out to damage moving on to the next stage tails. She said: 'Think about how nice it is going to be not having to be careful what you say in case you slur
Audubon, a leading bird ad- Guaido, recognised as the electrical system of Ven- — the answer is yes, we will your words; how clear-headed you are going to feel when the conversation gets heated; how soon your skin
vocacy organisation. interim president by the US ezuela,” Maduro said. move to the next stage,” he will begin to glow, your eyes to de-puff, your wine-waist to deflate.'

India must try to be developed nation

National SC questions
government’s role
by 2047: Modi in religious places
New Delhi, New Delhi,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that The Supreme Court on
India should aspire to be a developed country by 2047, Monday sought to know
the 100th anniversary of its Independence, and added why the government in a
that a BJP-led government will lay the foundation for secular state be involved in
this in the next five years. running and managing re-
Speaking at the release of the BJP election manifesto ligious places, after noting
for the Lok Sabha elections here, he also said that his that pilgrims going to Puri’s
government had focused on meeting the requirements Jagannath temple were be-
of the people in the last five years and it will seek to ing harassed and mis-
fulfil their aspirations in the next five years. treated.
He said the Bharatiya Janata Party had already set “It is a matter of per-
targets for 2022, when the country will celebrate 75 spective. I don’t know why
years of its Independence. government officials should
“For that, the foundation has to be laid in the next run and manage religious
five years,” he said. places,” asked Justice S.A.
Modi said that the BJP will create dedicated minis- Bobde sitting with Justice S.
tries to address concerns related to water availability Abdul Nazeer.
and fishermen. He noted that “most
—IANS people who go there
(Jagannath temple) come
Trinamool candidate Mausam Noor’s back harassed, mistreated
and (they) have no voice”.
movable assets up 193% As Justice Bobde
Kolkata, flagged the issue, senior
Congress MP Mausam Noor, who has recently counsel Gopal
switched over to West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Con- Shankarnarayanan urged
gress and is seeking re-election from the Malda Uttar the court to address the
(North) Lok Sabha constituency, has shown a whopping question on “how far the
193 per cent increase in her movable assets to over Rs government in a secular
52.91 lakh, as compared to about Rs 18.03 lakh she de- AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu Dy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam campaigning at Pararamakkudi in Ramanathapuram Lok Sabha state can run and manage
clared in 2014. Constituency on Monday UNI. the temple”.
In her affidavit, she has declared bank deposits

Madras HC quashes land Stage set for TDP-YSRCP battle in AndhraJaganPradesh

worth Rs 12.21 lakh, cash in hand of Rs 90,450, insur-
ance policies with total sum assured of about Rs 22 lakhs,
and investments worth Rs 9.93 lakh in bonds, shares, By Mohammed Shafeeq fledged election in the trun- Telangana Chief Minister K. promised to usher
debentures or other instruments.
Noor is the niece of late Congress leader A.B.A. Ghani acquisition for expressway The Telugu Desam
Amaravati, cated state of Andhra Chandrashekhar Rao.
Party Pradesh as 2014 polls were
in aRajanna Rajyam’, a refer-
He also raked up corrup- ence to the rule of his late
Khan Choudhury, who served as Railways Minister un- Chennai, (TDP) is locked in a fierce held a couple of months be- tion cases pending against father Y. S. Rajasekhara
der Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. battle for power with the fore the formal bifurcation. Jagan and asked people if Reddy during which several
She possesses 80 grams of gold approximately val- The Madras High Court on Monday cancelled the land
acquisition announcement for the controversial eight-lane YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) Both the main contend- they want to make some- schemes were imple-
ued at about Rs 2.48 lakh and three cars. as the stage is set for single- ers for power are going body a chief minister who is mented for welfare of poor
Noor, who has been the MP from Malda Uttar since expressway between Chennai-Salem at a cost of about Rs
10,000 crore. Passing the orders in the case filed by PMK phase polling for simulta- alone.The Congress and the a abrand ambassador of and weaker sections.
2009, has declared immovable assets, including shares neous elections to yjr 175- BJP are also contesting on crimes’. The 46-year-old tar-
in a commercial establishment and residential building leader Anbumani Ramadoss and several landowners, the
court said the state government should restore the land to member Andhra Pradesh their own but both the na- aYour future is my re- geted Naidu for enjoying
in Malda, with aggregate value of about Rs 74 lakh. Assembly and for 25 Lok tional parties look more or sponsibility’ was the slogan power with BJP for four
The declared value of her immovable assets in 2019 the owners and re-register it in their names within eight
weeks. The state government issued a notification last May Sabha seats on April 11. less like ringside spectators of Naidu’s campaign as he years and then severing ties
is same as that shown in 2014. A little over 3.93 lakh of the Naidu versus Jagan tried to woo all sections of with that party to draw po-
Overall, her assets, both movable and immovable, and began acquiring land for the project, evoking strong
protests from the farmers. voters, including 1.98 crore fight. voters, especially farmers, litical mileage.
currently stand at Rs 1.26 crore, up by 37 per cent from women, are eligible to cast Naidu, who led TDP women and youth by prom- Analysts say, actor
Rs 92.03 lakh declared in 2014. The project became a major campaign point for the
opposition parties against the ruling AIADMK government their votes to decide the for- campaign, roped in Na- ising to continue welfare Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena,
An advocate by profession, Noor has declared that tunes of over 3,800 candi- tional Conference leader schemes launched over last which is making its political
although there are a few criminal cases against her, she in Tamil Nadu and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) govern-
ment at the Centre. dates in the Assembly polls Farooq Abdullah, West Ben- few months. The Election debut and contesting the
has, however, not been convicted for any criminal of- including Chief Minister and gal Chief Minister Mamata Commission’s action in polls in alliance with
fence. According to the court, environmental clearance was
necessary for the 277.3 km road project and the report sub- TDP president N. Banerjee and Delhi Chief transferring three top police Bahujan Samaj Party, CPI
—IANS Chandrababu Naidu, YSRCP Minister Arvind Kejriwal for officials including Director and CPI-M, may tilt the bal-
mitted by the consultant was not satisfactory.
The proposed expressway will pass through the districts chief Y. S. Jagan Mohan a couple of meetings and General, Intelligence, and ance of power by cutting
Court adjourns JNU sedition case till of Kancheepuram, Tiruvannamalai, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri Reddy and Jana Sena leader roadshows. later shunting out Chief Sec- into the votes of the TDP or
and Salem. Reacting to the court order, DMK President M.K. and actor Pawan Kalyan The narrative in these retary A. K. Punetha kicked the BJP.
July 23 Stalin said the land kept by the farmers for their livelihood Former union ministers elections has been around up a row with Chandrababu Pawan may do well in
New Delhi, was taken away by the government let by Chief Minister K. Kishore Chandra Deo and the special category status Naidu accusing the poll few constituencies with
A court here on Monday adjourned the hearing in Palaniswami with the help of the police. Stalin said Ashok Gajapathi Raju (both for the state as Naidu tar- panel of acting at the be- asizeable population of
the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) sedition case till Palaniswami should announce that the state government TDP), D. Purandeswari (BJP) geted Prime Minister hest of Prime Minister Kapus, a community to
July 23, while giving more time to the Delhi Government will not appeal against the High Court order. Speaking to and former CBI joint director Narendra Modi for reneging Narendra Modi. which the actor belongs. In
to decide on the issue of granting sanction or not. the media, Ramadoss said:“This is a victory for the farmers. V.V. Lakshminarayana (Jana on the commitment. Jagan has been drawing the previous elections,
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat al- There is no need for this project. This is what we have said Sena) are among about 500 The TDP chief tried to massive crowds with his Pawan had campaigned for
lowed the state government’s plea seeking more time in our manifesto.” He said there was no link between the candidates in fray for the play the card of Andhra self- speeches delivered in his TDP-BJP alliance.
on the sanction issue. election and the judgement. Speaking to a TV channel, Lok Sabha elections. respect by alleging that distinct style. His mother Y. Narendra Modi, BJP
On April 5, the state government told the court that Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar said the gov- The high-decibel cam- Modi has hatched a con- S. Vijayamma and sister Y. S. president Amit Shah and
the Delhi Police filed a chargesheet in the JNU sedition ernment will not implement projects that would affect paign is coming to an end spiracy against the state in Sharmila too campaigned Congress president Rahul
case in haste and secrecy without getting the sanction farmers. He said the judgement has to be studied. —IANS on Tuesday for the first full- collusion with Jagan and for party. Gandhi addressed.
of the competent authority.
The court in its last hearing asked the government
to submit a definite time frame to decide when sanc-

BJP’s 2019 Lok Sabha election manifesto

tion would be given in the case that involves a 2016
event organised in the campus against the hanging of
Parliament attack mastermind Afzal Guru.
The chargesheet was filed on January 14. It named
former student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid,
Anirban Bhattacharya and seven Kashmiri students as New Delhi: The BJP re- equipment.” action and a firm policy. list promises. grams, as well as a 750 bil-
accused. leased its manifesto for the Prime Minister Narendra
armed forces “We are committed to The BJP, which is seeking lion rupees ($10.8 billion)
—IANS Lok Sabha elections, set to Modi, who was among a The BJP said it will speed overcoming all obstacles a retain power in elections income support program
begin this week, and out- host of top BJP leaders at up the purchases of out- that come in the way of de- starting April 11, released its for small farmers and lower
Axing of articles 370, 35A will lead to lined its plans for a “New In- the launch of the manifesto, standing defence-related velopment and provide ad- manifesto in New Delhi on taxes for middle-class.
dia”. Calling it a“vision docu- said the party was guided equipment and weapons. equate financial resources Monday, reiterating its Modi has been criticized
Azadi: Farooq ment”, head of the party’s by nationalist principles. “In order to equip the to all the regions of the pledge double farmer’s in- by the opposition for not
Srinagar, manifesto committee In his note, party presi- armed forces with modern state,” the BJP said.“We reit- come by 2022, improve the fulfilling his promise of cre-
Rajnath Singh on Monday dent Amit Shah counted equipment, we will continue erate our position since the GDP share from the manu- ating 10 million jobs each
Reacting to the BJP’s commitment to abrogate ar- to take focused steps to
ticles 370 and 35A of the Constitution, National Confer- said Narendra Modi govern- “surgical strike, air strike” as time of the Jan Sangh for facturing sector and double year — a pledge that helped
ment was fully committed the many decisions taken by strengthen the strike capa- the abrogation of Article exports. It will also scrap Ar- him win over India’s youth in
ence President Farooq Abdullah said on Monday that bility of the armed forces,”
the move will pave the way for ‘Azadi’ for Kashmir. on nationalism and zero tol- Prime Minister Narendra 370.” ticle 370 of the Indian Con- the 2014 election.The ruling
erance towards terrorism. Modi that he termed were the manifesto says. It added that the party is stitution which grants spe- party denies this charge.
The BJP manifesto released by Prime Minister
Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah said the The BJP manifesto was “historic and has ushered in Self-reliance in the committed to annulling Ar- cial concessions to the dis- The boost to infrastruc-
ture will also “lead to cre-
party would abrogate both articles if votes to power. released by Modi on Mon- a comprehensive and fun- ticle 35A of the Constitution puted state of Kashmir.
Reacting to this, Abdullah told an election gather- day in the presence of the damental transformation” in defence sector of India as the provision is India’s 263 million farm- ation of a large number of
ing here: “Do they think they will abrogate Article 370 party’s top brass. the country. The BJP counted the re- “discriminatory against non- ers are a key voting bloc in jobs and livelihood oppor-
and we will be quiet? They are wrong. At the launch, BJP chief the world’s largest democ- tunities,” the manifesto
“We will fight it. I think it is Allah’s will that they are Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh racy. The main opposition reads, noting the govern-
trying to abrogate it. Let them do it and it will pave way and PM Modi spoke on na- Congress Party has prom- ment would target “un-
for our Azadi.” tional security, employment, ised to write off farm loans tapped employment-gen-
There are many public interest litigations pending farmer distress and water through out the country. To eration of potential of sec-
in the Supreme Court wherein both articles 370 and 35A resources. match it, BJP committed to tors such as defense and
have been challenged. Singh also said the BJP invest 25 trillion rupees pharmaceuticals.”
While article 370 gives special status to Jammu and was committed towards ($359 billion) in rural devel- Here’s a look at the ma-
Kashmir, article 35A empowers the state legislature to implementing a Uniform opment and said farmers jor promises made in the
define citizens of the state and their privileges. —IANS Civil Code in the country will receive 6,000 rupees in BJP manifesto, meant to
and all alternative options income support. contradict Congress’ big-
will be explored for the con- “The essence of the bang promise of minimum
SC postpones hearing on Modi biopic struction of a Ram temple at manifesto is to deplete pov- income guarantee:
- Short-term new agri-
to Tuesday Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh in erty to single digits in next
culture loans up to Rs 1 lakh
the most conducive man- five years and then eventu-
New Delhi, ner. ally eliminate it,” Finance at a 0% interest rate for 1-5
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to pass an The BJP manifesto has Minister Arun Jaitley. “This years on the condition of
order on a plea seeking a stay on the biopic on Prime only added to the percep- manifesto has been pre- prompt repayment of the
Minister Narendra Modi. The matter will come up for tion that its Lok Sabha elec- pared with a strong nation- principal amount
hearing on Tuesday. tion campaign will primarily alist vision.” - The BJP has reiterated
The apex court also declined to issue any direction revolve around the theme of It also promised to take its stand on abrogation of
to the film director to provide a copy of the movie to nationalism. its flagship programs — Article 370, annulment of
the petitioner. The party launched its providing toilets, electricity Article 35A, and to make all
The court did not pass the order on Monday and “efforts to ensure the safe
said it will hear the plea on Tuesday and in the mean-
manifesto Monday, promis-
ing“zero tolerance” of terror-
Zero tolerance cent India-Russia joint ven-
ture for manufacturing AK-
permanent residents and
women of Jammu and Kash-
connections, houses, cook-
ing gas, crop insurance and return of Kashmiri Pandits
while, the petitioner could bring on record what was
objectionable in the film.
ism, calling for the abroga- approach to 203 automatic rifles at mir”. loans for small businesses and provide financial assis-
tion of Article 370 and Ar- Amethi in Uttar Pradesh as “We believe that Article — to more beneficiaries by tance for the resettlement of
The bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi ticle 35 A — two highly sen- terrorism one of its achievements. 35A is an obstacle in the de- allocating additional re- refugees from West Paki-
made an observation on the plea by a Congress activist sitive issues concerning Our security doctrine “We are committed to velopment of the state. We sources. stan, Pakistan occupied
and said: “Why should we direct that an individual be strife-torn Jammu and Kash- will be guided by our na- focus on ‘Make in India in will take all steps to ensure BJP, which is leading in Jammu and Kashmir (POJK)
given a copy of the film.” mir — and counting the tional security interest only, Defence’ to enable indig- a safe and peaceful environ- opinion polls, is offering and Chhamb”.
The bench told the lawyer of the petitioner:“We fail 2016 surgical strikes and the the BJP said adding that this enous production of de- ment for all residents of the giveaways to stave off a - Rs 6000 yearly income
to see how such a direction can be issued... We fail to Balakot air strikes as ex- is exemplified by the surgi- fence equipment,” the BJP state,” it said. challenge from Congress, support to all farmers under
understand why such a direction be given.” amples of its security doc- cal strikes and the air strikes manifesto states. “This will The party also promised led by Rahul Gandhi. Con- Kisan Samman Nidhi. The
The lawyer said that the producer had made a state- trine. carried out recently. also generate employment to ensure the safe return of gress has promised in its manifesto says the scheme
ment that the biopic will be released on April 11. The manifesto also In 2016, following the Uri and encourage investment Kashmiri Pandits. manifesto to rid India of will be extended to all farm-
The bench said that it was not unusual to make a states that the armed forces terror attack, a special forces in the defence sector.” “We will provide finan- poverty by 2030 by provid- ers and not just those who
statement on the release date of the film, as the pro- will continue to have a “free team of the Indian Army had While the BJP has spo- cial assistance for the re- ing income support to the own less than 2 hectares.
ducer may have assumed that it will get certification hand” to challenge any carried out a surgical strike ken about Make in India in settlement of refugees from poor, waiving farm loans - Pension facility to small
from the Censor Board. threats. It has reasoned that in Pakistan occupied Kash- defence, the government West Pakistan, Pakistan oc- and creating jobs. and marginal farmers after
The bench said that at that moment there was not in order to achieve India’s mir targeting terror launch does not have to show cupied Jammu and Kashmir 60 years of age. - In its
sufficient evidence to challenge the release, especially long-term goals, “we must pads there. much when it comes to in- (POJK) and Chhamb,” the
‘New India’ Sankalp Patra, the party
the content of the film. first secure our country In February this year, the digenous defence manufac- party said. “With this document we promises to “explore all pos-
—IANS against internal and exter- Indian Air Force carried out turing. Some of the mega Parts of Chhamb were are committed to moving sibilities within the frame-
nal aggression”. air raids in Pakistan target- Make in India projects such captured by Pakistan during toward a new India,” said work of the Constitution
Two dacoits beaten to death in Uttar “As we have already ing one of the main terror as the ones for fighter air- the 1965 and 1971 wars. Rajnath Singh, Home Minis- and all necessary efforts to
demonstrated, we intend to training centres of Jaish-e- craft, helicopters and sub- PM Modi pledges to ter and head of BJP’s elec- facilitate the expeditious
Pradesh use our foreign policy, Mohammed in Khyber marines are yet to see the spend $1.44 trillion on infra- tion manifesto committee. construction of the Ram
Lakhimpur (Uttar Pradesh), where necessary, in order to Pakhtunkhwa’s Balakot. light of day. structure to raise living stan- “We will work on improving Temple in Ayodhya”. -
“We will firmly continue India’s ranking in ease of Sabarimala makes an entry
Two dacoits were beaten to death by villagers here, tackle the problem of global
terrorism. Thus, we intend to our policy of‘Zero Tolerance’ Jammu and dards
New Delhi: Prime Minis- doing business,” Singh said. into BJP manifesto for the first
while a third escaped with Rs 50,000 cash and car docu-
ments, a police official said on Monday.The incident took increase the strength of our against terrorism and ex- Kashmir ter Narendra Modi’s ruling “We will try to double ex-
time.The party has promised
“to ensure that the subject of
place in Belangarh village of Lakhimpur Kheri district diplomatic and allied cad- tremism and will continue The BJP has claimed that Bharatiya Janata Party
on Sunday night after the criminals tried to enter a res,” the manifesto reads. to follow our policy of giv- pledged spend $1.44 trillion The BJP is banking on faith, tradition and worship
in the last five years, the the support of around 220
house and were caught by the villagers. The two crimi- “We will also build on the ing a free hand to our secu- Modi government has made on infrastructure to boost rituals related to Sabarimala
nals killed were identified as Shabbir and Raheesh, po- ‘Make in India in Defence’ rity,” the BJP said. the economy and raise liv- million Indians who have are presented in a compre-
all necessary efforts to en- benefited directly from the
lice said. —IANS initiative to further Strengthening sure peace in Jammu and ing standards, in a bid to hensive manner before the
indigenise our defence match its main rival’s popu- government’s flagship pro- Hon’ble Supreme Court”.
Kashmir through decisive
BSNL’s FY19 loss may have touched 12,000 cr Q1 FY20 home sales seen rising
New Delhi, ation. According to the report, Business Brief
The state-run BSNL’s
2018-19 losses may have
touched Rs 12,000 crore if
The PSU said its a non-
listed entity so making the
numbers public is not man-
FY 2008 was the last year of
positive operating profit
(EBIT) for BSNL and since
on repo rate cut, new GST rates Zyfra to supply technology for MCF’s
attributed exclusively to its datory. then, the company has New Delhi, sitting consumers to under- buying in to the actual metro coaches
services, official sources said. As such the statement posted a cumulative EBIT The Indian real estate take buying decisions, sales.” New Delhi,
The PSU has another made by the BSNL manage- loss of Rs 82,000 crore from sector is likely to witness a thereby providing a fillip to Another major factor Finnish-Russian digital solutions provider Zyfra
board meeting on April 16, ment on operations, fi- FY 2009 to FY 2018. much-needed uptick in de- the residential sector,” said behind the positive outlook will offer technology and expertise to state-run Mod-
where it may discuss the nances and numbers are “This figure would have mand and sales during the Anshuman Magazine, Chair- for the real estate is the new ern Coach Factory (MCF) to help execute a Rs 150 crore
trends in its annual results not taken up for analysis as crossed Rs 90,000 crore by first quarter of the financial man and CEO, India, South GST rates in place from April contract to build international standard coaches for
among other investment they lack validation. The December 2018 end, in our year 2019-20, according to East Asia, Middle East and 1, 2019. metro trains, the company said on Sunday.
plans. The April 4 board other time its figures comes view. Employee expenses, experts and developers, on Africa, CBRE. The GST Council in Feb- Earlier this year, MCF Rae Bareilly floated the ten-
meeting discussed some HR is when the annual survey of including retirement benefit the back of recent changes The RBI in its latest mon- ruary lowered the tax on der to buy technology for the design, development,
issues, sources said adding if sick and incipient compa- accruals, stood at 66 per in the Goods and Services etary policy meeting on under-construction proper- manufacturing, testing and maintenance of alu-
the incomes from govern- nies is released by the De- cent of operating revenues Tax (GST) rate for the sector Thursday reduced repo rate, ties to 5 per cent from 18 per minium body passenger coaches for metro trains by
ment projects are included partment of Public Enter- in FY 2018 versus 21 per and the latest reduction in the rate at which it lends the cent, and affordable hous- 2021.
the loss may be reduced prises (DPE), said a telecom cent in FY 2006 and 27 per repo rate. banks, by 25 basis points ing projects to 1 per cent According to a Zyfra release, the artificial intelli-
marginally. They said the expert from an analyst firm. cent in FY 2008,” the report This hope comes de- (bps) to 6 per cent. The apex from 8 per cent. The new gence (AI) and the industrial internet of things (IIoT)
acute financial crunch vis- BSNL’s annual loss wid- underlined. spite the initial apprehen- bank also asked the banks rates, however, come with- solutions firm has cumulatively earned more than $26
ible in February was there in ened to Rs 7,992 crore for It added that FY 2018 sions regarding pick up in to pass on the rate cut to the out the benefit of input tax million from India-related deals and plans to almost
PSU and the situation only the fiscal year ended March operating revenues (at Rs sales during the coming Lok consumers. credit (ITC). double this to $45 million by the end of 2019.
got aggravated then. So the 2018 (2017-18), Telecom 22,700 crore) stood 37 per Sabha elections due to un- Niranjan Hiranandani, In March, the Council Zyfra achieved $3 million in contracts with its In-
numbers on losses are up by Minister Manoj Sinha had cent below the peak FY certainty of policy continu- President, National Real Es- approved transition rules on dian counterparts in 2018, facilitating industrial manu-
at least 50 per cent. told Parliament last Decem- 2006 levels reflecting indus- ation. tate Development Council new tax rates for residential facturers with AI and IIoT-based solutions as well as
BSNL, which has been ber. try-wide challenges as well But a slew of policy de- (NAREDCO), said: “The In- property and offered an op- autonomous vehicles, it said.
posting losses for the last 13 Its loss stood at Rs 4,786 as loss of market share for cisions in the past couple of dian economy needs liquid- tion to the developers for The company plans to enhance its presence in the
years, does not give its loss crore in 2016-17. BSNL. months, just ahead of the ity as fuel to power the buildings which were un- Indian market and reach the target of $50 million in
figures. The only time the “BSNL’s salary issue in “We believe the current elections, have given clarity growth engine. der-construction as March deals by 2021. Zyfra has launched 17 pilot projects in
figures were released is February left a lot of ques- annual cash loss run-rate for and relief for both the devel- The RBI move is ex- 31, 2019, to shift to the new India with its major partners like Spudweb, Parivartan
when the Minister gave his tions in the minds of the BSNL would be in excess of opers and home buyers. pected to lift industry senti- rates without input tax Automation, Abcon Group, Wimera Systems and OJB
reply to questions in Parlia- analysts about its actual fi- $1 billion (Rs 7,100 crore). “The Reserve Bank of In- ments, as also provide relief credit (ITC) or continue with Engineering from the defence, aerospace, petro-
ment. nancial positions and also These challenges have also dia (RBI) on its part has been to various stakeholders like the old rates with it. chemicals, metallurgy and mining fields, the state-
Till then the assessment the state of the industry,” meant that BSNL remains far proactive on slashing lend- corporates as also in real es- This gave more flexibil- ment said. According to Zyfra, the Indian information
of its losses or operations the analyst said. behind the three private op- ing rates. However the onus tate, home buyers. ity to the builders as many and communications technology (ICT) market is ex-
are not in public domain In the wake of the Feb- erators (Bharti, Vodafone- is now on banks to ensure “We expect that banks developers had purchased pected to touch $225 billion by 2020, representing a
and financial and telecom ruary salary issue, the Kotak Idea Ltd and R-Jio) on net- that there is a stronger further pass down the ben- inputs like raw material and growth rate of 11 per cent annually.
experts don’t get credible Equities had said BSNL’s to- work coverage, capacity and transmission of these rate efit for the rate cut to the the sudden going out of ITC
information from the man- tal loss may have crossed Rs quality,” the broking firm cuts. Once this happens, it is home buyers which shall would have made those
agement to analyse the situ- 90,000 crore. said. —IANS likely to encourage fence- further trigger the home projects unviable. GIA India Offers Seminar in
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Do you know that GIA Instructor Vijay Parmarshared insights on the
Indore requests more mid- loss of $294 million), is wit- beverages.“As on March 31, Mumbai, possibilities apart from a ues with his mandate. It will
nessing people increasingly we have over 1 million active Modi-led government with have a positive impact in the colours, qualities, sources, and treatments for rubies,
night deliveries than One of the key reasons sapphires and emeralds, as well as information about
Mumbai or 70 per cent of going online to book tables subscribers of Zomato Gold the markets touched a life a nearly similar results in currency and equities.”
not just in India but globally. globally compared to 170k 2014, he said that if But if things reverse and laboratory-grown gemstones.The seminar also
online food delivery plat- time high recently was due helped the trade discover the latest developments
form Zomato’s regular users “Our reservations ser- active users,” Goyal said. to the strong inflow of for- Mayawati or Mamata we see a hung parliament,
vice is now offered in eight Zomato Gold in also Banejee form a government, “we will see the currency de- and market trends.
in Kolhapur had never tried eign funds. Foreign Institu- Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director of GIA India and
food delivery in their life — countries across over 16,000 available in four cities out- tional Investors (FIIs) in- the market will surely take a preciating very fast. I don’t
restaurants. Over 1 million side India — Jakarta, Manila, hit. But if the Congress takes remember when was the Middle East, said, “As a public-benefit institute, GIA
even over a phone call? vested heavily in the Indian India organises these seminars to educate and em-
While Ooty has regis- diners in India are reserving Auckland and Beirut. equity and debt market. The maximum seats, the mar- last time I saw such a strong
tables on Zomato every Currently active in seven kets will fall but eventually inflow of foreign funds”. power the trade. This knowledge helps build con-
tered the highest average investment followed hopes sumer confidence in gems and jewellery. GIA India is
transaction value, Manipal month,” said Deepinder cities, food@work by of a stable government after find a balance. The two key benchmark
Goyal, Founder and CEO, Zomato serves 125,000 “An unstable govern- index — Sensex and Nifty — grateful to the association in Himmatnagarfor their
has the highest delivery fre- the Lok Sabha polls. Now, support in this endeavour to help their members un-
quencies among all cities on Zomato. meals a day, partners with experts fear a quick reversal ment with the Congress is hit their respective life time
According to him, unit 300 caterers and serves 70 better than an unstable gov- highs in the past few weeks, derstand the important aspects of the gem and
Zomato, according to the of FIIs in case of a surprise jewellery industry.”
company’s short-form an- economics of the food deliv- companies. result or a hung parliament, ernment with Mayawati,” largely owing to the robust
nual report. ery business have come a “We have also partnered spelling trouble for the eq- the analyst added. inflow of foreign funds
In Alwar, someone re- long way.“We now lose Rs with Tier-1 caterers like Elior uities and the rupee. This is because the poli- inflow.FIIs had sold heavily Petrol prices down by 6 paise, diesel
quested 292 deliveries from 25 per delivery, compared to and Voila to the cash-and- Experts said that mar- cies these people pursue late last year, when a mix of
48 different restaurants Rs 44 per delivery in March carry segment providing kets movement is showing will not inspire too much global growth slowdown by 8 paise
while in Jaipur, a delivery 2018. Our last mile cost per better compliance and food that it has already priced in confidence among the in- concerns and high crude oil New Delhi,
worth Rs 1.84 lakh was delivery is now Rs 65, com- safety,” said the Zomato the Modi-led NDA coming vestors. prices along with depreciat- Domestic fuel prices declined on Sunday with the
made in 415 boxes. pared to Rs 86 in March last founder.According to him, back to power after the gen- In addition, he explained ing rupee had dented inves- cost of petrol falling 6 paise across the four metros,
In Guwahati, a Zomato year. The number of deliver- most of the losses ($294 mil- eral elections. But if by any that markets would not be tor sentiments.The inflow data on the Indian Oil Corp’s website showed. In the
delivery was done by cross- ies per rider per hour has lion) are on account of the chance there is a hung par- comfortable with people becomes especially signifi- national capital, petrol was priced at Rs 72.85 per litre,
ing the Brahmaputra river gone up to 1.4 from 0.9 last food delivery business in In- liament, it will bring down whose policies are not cant as FIIs acts as a dual down from Rs 72.91 on Saturday. In Kolkata, Mumbai
on a boat!In Guwahati, a year,” Goyal informed. dia. the equity and the currency known at the national level. support to both the equity and Chennai, the fuel was sold for Rs 74.87, Rs 78.42
Zomato delivery was done Zomato Gold — that “We have had tremen- market very quickly. A similar situation may and currency. Ever since the and Rs 75.61 respectively, against the previous level
by crossing the provides benefits uniquely dous growth aided by pro- An equity analyst, who be witnessed in the cur- strong inflows, the rupee of Rs 74.93, Rs 78.48 and Rs 75.67 per litre. Fuel prices
Brahmaputra river on a designed for users who see motional marketing spends didn’t wish to me named, rency market, the experts has consistently gained in the country are based on a 15-day aerage of global
boat!Gurgaon-based great value in frequently to acquire new users and be said: “Market behaviour will said. against the US dollar and crude prices and the rupee-US dollar exchange rate.
Zomato, which registered a dining out — has partnered the first-to-market in many depend on which party has Anindya Banerjee of equities have hit record lev- Currently, the benchmark Brent crude oil is priced
three-fold jump in revenue with over 10,000 restaurants cities in India,” he said. the maximum seats and the Kotak Securities said: “The els. around $70 per barrel.Price of diesel across the four
metropolitan cities also declined in tandem with the
petrol price movement. In Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai,

LS polls: Facebook removing 1 mn accounts a day ‘BSNL revival to take time, diesel price fell by 8 paise, while in Chennai, it declined
9 paise.Diesel prices in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and
Chennai were Rs 66.11, Rs 67.85, Rs 69.19 and Rs 69.80
New Delhi, that happen,” Ajit Mohan, assessment across our plat- designed to give voters ac-
With the first phase of
Lok Sabha polls just days
DoT to assist financially’
Facebook’s Managing Direc-
tor and Vice President, India,
forms,” Mohan added.
Facebook had earlier
curate information and help
people learn more about
respectively on Sunday, against the previous levels of
Rs 66.19, Rs 67.93, Rs 69.27 and Rs 69.89 per litre.
away, Facebook on Monday wrote in a blog post. launched the political ad different candidates. New Delhi,
said it is removing or block- Facebook said it was transparency tools, giving And “Share You Voted” State-run telecom major BSNL’s financial revival
ing about one million abu- working for more than 18 people a clearer picture of lets people share with through a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) and land
sive accounts a day with the months now to make sure who is placing the ads they friends that they’ve cast monetisation are not an overnight process, an official
use of Artificial Intelligence
(AI) and Machine Learning
that Indian elections were
fair and free from interfer-
The social networking
their ballot in the Lok Sabha
source said on Monday.
In order to avoid any emergency, the Department of
ence, both foreign and do- giant recently launched two “Building on lessons Telecom (DoT) will be extending all the monetary assis- Adverstisement appeared in this News Paper have not
(ML) tools. been verified factually and “WESTERNTIMES” does
“We are absolutely com- mestic. new products in India to we’ve learned over the past tance to BSNL till June, including for salary payment, he not stand responsible for the sales proposition.
mitted to maintaining the “This work is done help people learn about is- two years, this week we will added.
integrity of the elections in across dozens of teams, sues they care about and activate new regional op- The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has also recently re-
India and will continue to both in India and around engage with candidates and erations centres, focused on viewed the financially troubled situation of BSNL and asked CHANGE OF NAME CHANGE OF NAME
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groups and experts to make detailed planning and risk “Candidate Connect” is Mohan said. According to the official, DoT has standby funds ready SANJAYKUMAR MOHAMMADHASAN
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ists and data scientists, and DoT is yet to get approval for the Rs 6,535 crore VRS
Netflix offering weekly will work closely with staff in
Facebook’s Menlo Park, Cali-
fornia headquarters, as well
package and for the land monetisation exercise.
According to the source, concrete actionb on BSNL’s
revival will have to await the formation of a new govern-
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mobile-only plan for Rs 65

New Delhi, services in, exclusively in In- cording to media reports
as with experts in Delhi.
Facebook said it was also
using AI and ML to identify
ment at the Centre and till the new company management
takes over.
The DoT has referred the 4G spectrum issue to telecom
regulator TRAI, and is preparing a draft cabinet note on VRS,

dia. last week. abusive or violating content,

Content steaming plat- quickly locate it across the the source said.
form Netflix is experiment- The mobile-only plan al- The new plans appear- platform and remove it in “Major decisions are rarely taken by an outgoing gov-
ing a weekly mobile-only lows users to watch content ing on Netflix India’s website bulk. ernment. Preparing a cabinet note for circulation does not
plan for Rs 65 — the lowest on just one smartphone or lists the weekly mobile-only “We continue to expand mean the proposals have been through scrutiny,” he said.
ever cost it has offered its tablet screen at a time, ac- plan for Rs 65, basic plan for on this initiative, adding 24 “Different ministries will give their views..after all, the
Rs 125, standard plan (two new languages — including government has to bear the cost of the bonds that will be
screens allowed) for Rs 165, 16 for India — to our auto- floted for the VRS,” the source added.
Russian ships in Manila and ultra plan for Rs 200
(four screens in 4k).
However, the mobile-
matic translation system,”
Mohan said.
The chairman of state-run MTNL P.K. Purwar will assume
charge of BSNL in July this year after the current incum-
Facebook last week re- bent retires.
amid Philippines, US drills only plan does not support
shows in HD or 4K quality. moved nearly 700 Pages,
Groups and accounts in In-
Monetising BSNL land is also a time-consuming pro-
cess before actual land sale takes place, the official said.
Manila, Despite bringing what dia for violating its policies The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) rec-
Two Russian destroyers and a tanker docked here on seems to be the most af- on what it calls“coordinated ommendations on BSNL’s 4G spectrum proposal may also
Monday amid the annual Balikatan joint exercises between fordable plans, Netflix still inauthentic behaviour” and take some more months to arrive.
the Philippines and US which will end on April 12. remains the most expensive spam. —IANS
The destroyers Admiral Tributs and Vinogradov — clas- over-the-top (OTT) content —IANS
sified as “large, anti-submarine ships” — docked in Manila streaming platform in India.
along with the Admiral Irkut, a “large sea tanker”, kicking off Other OTT players like
a five-day goodwill visit by the Russian Pacific Fleet, the Amazon Prime Video and
Philippines News Agency reported. Hotstar Premium charge Rs
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hance and sustain the promotion of peace, stability and ond-largest smartphone
maritime cooperation”. market with cheapest data
Russia and the Philippines are due to sign a naval co- rates, India has become a
operation agreement, likely in July, which will reportedly major focus point for inter-
involve more joint training exercises and reciprocal port national content and music
visits, CNN reported. The Russian warships arrival comes streaming platforms.
amid the annual Balikatan joint exercises between the Phil- Recently, Apple Music
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Sergey Alantiev said that “the visit of the Russian ships
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We didn’t bowl to our plans,

News in a Nutshell need to learn: Rahane
Jaipur, been good. We had runs on
With skipper Ajinkya the board and a slower
Rahane and Jos Buttler fail- wicket. But, I don’t think we
Dhoni spends time with Watson, Tahir ing to give Rajasthan Royals bowled to our plans. Lots of
sons a good start, it was always learning from this game
going to be difficult for the though. Such things happen
Chennai, rest once the powerplay in cricket, we need to learn
On a high after yet another clinical performance, overs were done with. And from our mistakes,” he
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh that is exactly how it un- pointed.
Dhoni was seen taking part in a sprint with Imran Tahir folded in their match Rahane though said that
and Shane Watson’s sons here after the game. against Kolkata Knight Rid- all was not lost and that the
In a video shared by CSK on social media, Dhoni was ers at the Sawai Mansingh team should be looking at
seen popping up from behind Watson and joining Tahir Stadium in Jaipur. In the end, playing good cricket in the
junior and Watson junior for an impromptu run while KKR strolled to the target games that would follow.
the duo were contemplating a sprint face-off. with eight wickets in the “I think we should focus
Dhoni was seen having a good time with the young- bag. on playing good cricket and
sters as Watson and Tahir egged them on. Speaking after the improve in the upcoming
Dhoni recently won hearts when he spent time with game, Rahane said that they games. The wicket was go-
an elderly fan in Mumbai, speaking to her for a long were short by around 20-30 ing to be slow and we knew
time following CSK’s defeat to Mumbai runs and even the bowlers that, so we thought it was
Indians.Defending champions CSK beat Kings XI Punjab failed to rise to the the right time to give him
by 22 runs here on Sunday with Dhoni continuing his challenge.“I think on this (Sudhesan Midhun) a game
rich vein of form. The former India captain remained wicket 150-160 would have today,” he said.
unbeaten on 37 off 23 balls as Chennai put up 160/3 Kasumi Ishikawa of Japan hits a return during the women's singles 3-4 final match against Feng Tianwei
on the board. Dhoni then led the bowlers to defend the of Singapore at the ITTF-ATTU Asian Cup 2019 in Yokohama, Japan, April 7, 2019. Kasumi Ishikawa won 4-
score as Punjab were restricted to 138/5 in 20 overs.So 1.
far, Dhoni has scored 156 runs from five matches, scor-
ing at crucial junctures to take the team over the line.
Jasprit Bumrah suffers
another scare as ball hits eye
Muguruza in Monterrey Open final,
beats Rybarikova
India take on Myanmar in By Baidurjo Bhose gland.
Even after his painful fall
Monterrey (Mexico),
Spain’s Garbiñe Muguruza defeated Slovakia’s
Magdalena Rybarikova 6-2, 6-3 to reach the final of the
must-win Olympic qualifiers
Mandalay die for India. is at stake. The next 90 min- down to this — India
New Delhi,
Looks like Jasprit
Bumrah and injury scares
are going hand in hand in
in the first game of the sea-
son, India physio Patrick
Farhat immediately con-
tacted MI physio Nitin Patel
Monterrey Open, where she will clash with Belarusian “We have always taken utes have the power to de- against Myanmar. In all our to check on the status of
Victoria Azarenka to defend her title, reports Efe news. (Myanmar), this edition of the Indian
Indian women’s foot- one match at a time. We will fine women’s football back 14 international matches Premier League. After hurt- Bumrah’s injury even
Muguruza, 19th in WTA rankings, took advantage do so against Myanmar too. in India,” Maymol said. we have prepared keeping though it was just a shoul-
of Rybarikova’s left knee injury and broke her twice at ball team will have their ing himself in the first match
task cut out when they take We are aware of the quality “We knew this moment this scenario somewhere at of the season against Delhi der spasm and the pacer
the start of the match to take a 4-0 lead that marked they possess. We will have would come when the the back of our minds,” she was already feeling better
the course of the set on Saturday night. on hosts Mynamar in a do- Capitals at the Wankhede
or-die Round 2 Olympic to be on the top of our groups for the Round 2 added. Stadium, he was seen with by the end of the game.
Rybarikova began moving more and won a couple game if we are to secure Qualifiers were announced. She wasn’t the only one While Bumrah not com-
of games but lost the set 6-2. Qualifiers match here on a black spot around his right
Tuesday. qualification. We know what We knew this would boil to pre-empt it. Rival Head eye during Saturday’s game ing out to bat in the
In the second set, Muguruza again took a 4-1 lead. Coach Win Thu Moe of Mumbai innings in that
Though her opponent regained her ability to respond, India are on the verge of between Sunrisers
Myanmar, also lauded the Hyderabad and Mumbai In- game raised further con-
managing a break in the seventh game, but could not
prevent Muguruza from winning the second set 6-3.
securing qualification from
Round 2 with only the hosts
standing in their way.
Royals unlucky as ball hits Indian team.
“India are very tough
dians at the Rajiv Gandhi In-
ternational Stadium in
cerns, it was later said that it
was just a case of the team
Hurts that squash is still not part of The permutations and
combinations are clear. stumps but bails stay put opponents. We played
them in Hero Gold Cup, and
they were difficult to break
Speaking to IANS,
sources in the know of de-
management taking a pre-
cautionary measure as he is
an integral part of the In-
Olympics: Ghosal Only a win for India will take Jaipur, down. It is always hard to velopments said that the dian team with the World
them through to the next Rajasthan Royals were left high and dry after the ball
Kolkata, round of qualifiers, with play against them and we black spot was a result of a Cup round the corner.
Although he recently made history by becoming hit the stumps but the bails were not disturbed during their know this moment would ball hitting Bumrah during “He was fit and it was
only one team progressing tie against Kolkata Knight Riders here.
the first Indian male squash player to break into the top- from the Group A of Round come where on April 9 we practice.“He was hit by a ball just a case of shoulder
10 of the PSA world rankings, Saurav Ghosal still rues In a lopsided contest on Sunday, the Royals lost to KKR will be fighting it out as to during training. Luckily, the spasm, nothing serious at
2 AFC Olympic Qualifiers. by eight wickets with 37 balls to spare. Asked to bat first,
the fact that the sport is not a part of the Olympic “We know it is a must who goes through,” Moe balls used for fielding are all. He is an integral part of
Games. Royals could only muster 139/3 in 20 overs. KKR cantered stated. slightly softer and it was just both Team India and
win match for us. That is it. to victory, losing just two wickets.
“It’s disappointing not only for me but every squash This is the big moment that History seems to favour a bruise and there was no Mumbai Indians and with
player around the world,” Ghosal told IANS in an inter- But things could have been different had the ball dis- Myanmar. The last two en- serious impact on the eye,” the World Cup round the
we have all been waiting for lodged the bails when Chris Lynn was batting in the fourth
view. He is on his way to Macau to take part in the Macau when we started our prepa- counters have ended both the source said.All eyes have corner, the management
Open starting April 10. He is the second seed in that over off Dhawal Kulkarni. in Myanmar’s favour, with been on the Mumbai Indi- felt it was best to keep him
ration in December last Lynn, who went on to make a 32-ball 50, was batting
competition.Ghosal said the plan is not to think of too year for the Round 2 quali- Win Thu Moe’s team win- ans pacer as he is not just an away from the batting
far ahead now and keep working hard to stay where he on 13 when a length ball came into the Australian who was ning 2-1 in Olympic Quali- integral part of the IPL fran- crease,” the source said.
fiers, and we aim to make it cramped for room.
is. The 32-year-old city-born player was the first Indian count,” said India coach fiers Round 1 in November chise but also India skipper “Everyone was con-
to be ranked World’s No.1 junior. It got an inside edge that hit the leg stump, the stump 2018, and 2-0 in the Hero Virat Kohli’s main weapon in cerned and Patrick spoke to
Maymol Rocky. lights turned on but the bails were not dislodged as the
“Obviously I am very happy to be in the top-10 of Though level on points, Gold Cup held in the national set-up.With the Nitin next morning to
the PSA rankings. The journey has been really hard. I ball raced towards the fine leg boundary. Bhubaneswar, Odisha. World Cup round the corner, gauge the situation and the
6 each, Myanmar have a This got Twitter into a frenzy as many posted jokes and
had to do well on a regular basis to attain this and this goal difference of +8, as But past is past. Striker every effort has been made future course of action as
is why it is all the more fulfilling,” said Ghosal, a 12-time memes in a light hearted manner. Dangemi Grace declared to ensure that he doesn’t Bumrah is an integral part of
compared to India’s +4 in The Royals were about to celebrate but their joy was
national champion who has also won Asian Games the two matches played so “the girls are ready for suffer any injury going into the Indian team going into
medals on six occasions. cut short, with social media enthusiasts having a good time Myanmar”. the showpiece event in En- the World Cup in May.”
far, which means it’s do-or- out of it.

We did not apply Sensational bowling effort from Alzarri: Rohit

ourselves: Bhuvneshwar Hyderabad,
Mumbai Indians skip-
per Rohit Sharma heaped
wasn’t a great batting effort,
but we bowled in the right
areas, kept them guessing
we’ve got the quality in our
bowling and we back them
to defend whatever we get,”
Hyderabad, huge margin,” Bhuvneshwar all the time and held our he added.
admitted. praise on Alzarri Joseph
Sunrisers Hyderabad who recorded the best nerves.We were in the game Rohit said the plan was
failed to apply themselves “When you drop catches till the last ball which is what to get rid of Sunrisers’ famed
it is never easy. There is less bowling figures in Indian
on the field as well as with Premier League’s (IPL) his- we spoke of,” Rohit said. top order which has the
the bat, feels stand-in skip- margin for error (when you “We didn’t bat well to deadly opening pair of
are bowling) but you need tory, adding that it is impor-
per Bhuvneshwar Kumar af- tant for the team to win start with, kept losing wick- Warner and Jonny Bairstow.
ter they lost to Mumbai In- to grab your chances to re- ets and we knew after a few “The bulk of the runs
strict any team to under games at the start of the
dians by 40 runs here. tournament. overs that it wasn’t a 170- were scored by the top-or-
Mumbai were off to a 120,” the India pacer said. 180 pitch. der, but it’s not that their
Bhuvneshwar is Joseph (6/12) rewrote
slow start after being asked the record books after reg- “The pitch was under middle order wasn’t good
to bat first. But Pollard’s 26- captaining the side in place covers for a day, it was rain- and we wanted to exploit
of injured Kane Williamson. istering the best-ever bowl-
ball unbeaten 46 helped the ing figures in the league’s ing as well and the wicket that.
three-time champions post Asked about his new role, was a bit sticky. So we knew “We knew that once we
the 29-year old said:“It (cap- history as Mumbai got past
a modest 136/7. Sunrisers Hyderabad by 40 that 140 would be a good got an early wicket we were
It was then Alzarri taincy) is difficult but you score to defend because in the game and with the
have experienced players runs in a low-scoring en-
Joseph’s sensational six- counter here. spin and the seamers we
Delhi Capital team mate celebrate wicket of Royal Challengers Bangalore wicket haul — the best fig- around, not a tough job.” have, we knew we could
Sunrisers batting col- “It was a sensational
Parthiv Patel during IPL T20 2019 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore ures in IPL history — that
helped Rohit Sharma and lapsed after the deadly bowling effort from Alzarri, BCCI announces knock them out in the
and Delhi Capital at M Chinnaswami Staduim in Bengaluru . to bowl like this in first middle.”
Co. skittle Sunrisers out for opening pair of David
game. He’s come in on a lot
women’s U-23 Mumbai, three-time IPL
just 96. Warner and Jonny Bairstow
got out. of confidence from the CPL Challenger Trophy winners, are traditionally

Dhoni loses calm after Chahar “It could have been an

easy chase if we would have
applied ourselves,”
Bhuvneshwar said post the
“First three matches we
got good opening partner-
ships but we never got a
(Caribbean Premier League)
and he’s carrying it here,”
Rohit said at the post match
New Delhi,
slow starters. But Rohit
stressed it’s important to
bag points at the start of the

bowls freebies at death match on Saturday night.

Pollard’s innings was
helped by a dropped catch,
chance to test our middle
order,” Bhuvneshwar said.
“Today when we did and
presentation ceremony.
Joseph bowled in-form
David Warner off an inside
Devika Vaidya, Sushree
Dibyadarshini and Harleen
Deol will lead India Blue, In-
competition as it gets hectic
towards the back end.
“We want to win as many
games as possible at the
Chennai, much easier to bat in the “The last couple of overs we did not apply ourselves. edge with his very first de- dia Green and India Red re-
which had a great impact on livery in the league to get off start because we know how
Chennai Super Kings second innings at Chepauk of Scott were brilliant. It was Mumbai’s total and then on We will see what went spectively when the U-23
skipper Mahendra Singh on Saturday. Harbhajan fin- important for him to start to a dream start. Women’s One Day Chal- hectic it gets in the end. A
the result. Pollard was wrong before going into the few of the guys leaving for
Dhoni is known as Captain ished with 2/17 from his well because he had to bowl next match. It was not a nor- He then went on to re- lenger Trophy starts in
dropped in the 17th over move India all-rounder Vijay the World Cup doesn’t help
Cool for a reason. Whatever four overs, including the in powerplay. Crowd sup- when the score was 92/6. mal flat wicket that we get Ranchi from April 20, the
the situation, he just doesn’t prized scalp of Chris Gayle. ported us 100 per cent. Shankar in his following Board of Control for Cricket either.
“I think it started off in Hyderabad but it was not “To start the tournament
let his emotion get the bet- “We had to get the Uni- Whenever the chips are a tough chase,” he con- over, the seventh of SRH’s in India (BCCI) said.
when we dropped Pollard, innings, before returning in is important and the last two
ter of him. But even the best verse Boss out. If he gets down, they lift us. It really he scored 25-30 runs - it is a cluded.—IANS The All-India Women’s
lose their calm when it going even 200 wouldn’t helps when the crowd is be- the death overs to add four Selection Committee met games shows the quality we
comes to high-voltage have been enough. Bhajji hind us. They come not only more to his kitty in a record- here on Sunday to pick the have in our squad. Again, we
clashes in the Indian Pre- got us the wickets. Other- for games but also for prac- shattering debut. squads for the same, a BCCI needed characters to step
mier League. On Saturday, it
was Dhoni’s turn.
wise 160 was not enough. It
was not a placid wicket but
tise. The love and affection
showed by them is amazing.
Rabada scalps four wickets, Mumbai registered their
third win by successfully
statement said.
India Red will take on In-
up - Pollard came in and
played that knock towards
With Kings XI Punjab
needing 39 runs off 12 balls,
it became better in the sec-
ond half.
It feels good to be on top of
the points table but it is a
restricts RCB to 149/8 defending 136 against the
Sunrisers on a sticky wicket.
dia Blue in the first game of
the competition on April 20
the end which was very cru-
cial in contributing to the
Dhoni handed the ball to All three spinners did constant process, only 5 to Bengaluru, to Chris Morris at third man. “Yes, very pleased. Win- followed by India Blue again total. “All the bowlers then
Deepak Chahar and the really well for us. Bhajji was 6 matches have been played Kagiso Rabada scalped AB de Villiers (17) failed ning the game is obviously taking the field the next day stepped in and contributed
start was horrifying. Chahar really needed, over the years and we need to keep im- four wickets as Delhi Capi- to continue the fireworks a great result. I thought 136 to play India Green. with Alzarri.”
bowled it full and above the only off-spinners have proving in all aspects,” he tals restricted Royal Chal- from the last game and
waist and Sarfaraz Khan troubled Chris Gayle. said with a smile. lengers Bangalore (RCB) to a handed a catch to Colin
picked up four. The next one modest 149/8 in 20 overs in Ingram at long on off
was another full toss above their Indian Premier League Rabada.Marcus Stoinis (15)
the waist but this time
Sarfaraz only managed a
I could not have asked (IPL) encounter at the M.
Chinnaswamy Stadium,
hit a six and looked good
during his stay at the crease,
but the Australian too tried
couple. But with the match
slipping out of CSK’s hands,
Dhoni walked up to the
for a better start: Joseph here on Sunday.
South Africa pacer
Rabada (4/21) bowled a bril-
to get a move on too early
off Axar Patel (1/22), pulling
Hyderabad, record books by surpassing liant 18th over to snare a outside off-stump delivery
bowler with Suresh Raina Sohail Tanveer’s 6/14 in the
for company. Debutant Alzarri Jo- three wickets, including the to Rahul Tewatia at long on.
seph, who recorded the best inaugural edition. one of home team skipper Ali and Kohli then joined
It looked like Chahar had Joseph replaced veteran
lost the plot and was scared bowling figures in the In- Virat Kohli, to stem RCB’s run hands for a 37-run stand for
dian Premier League’s (IPL) Lasith Malinga in the side. flow. In the final over, he the fourth wicket with the
of the responsibility of He said the moment he got
bowling in the death with history, said he could not gave away just seven runs. latter looking in a fine touch.
have asked for a better start. to know that he will be mak- Kohli top-scored with a England all-rounder Ali
the batsmen in full flow. But ing his debut, he just
an animated chat from “It’s unbelievable. It’s a patient 41 off 33 balls (1x4, smacked a four and a six off
dream start. I don’t think it wanted it to give his all to 2x6) but other batsmen let Ishant Sharma in the 14th
Dhoni saw Chahar come the team.
back strongly and even dis- could get any better,” Jo- him down. Kohli was also over and hit Lamichhane
seph told his captain Rohit “I just wanted to go out starved of the strike for most also for a maximum in the
miss David Miller off the last and put all my effort into
ball of the over. A scolding Sharma in an interview for of his innings as Delhi were next, before being foxed by after helping the this team,” the Caribbean in control throughout the a googly in the same over
from Dhoni saw Chahar pacer who replaced veteran
come back on track and he Mumbai Indians beat fellow innings, barring the 18 deliv- and coming down the
pre-tournament favourites Lasith Malinga in the play- eries when Moeen Ali made wicket to smash a six, miss-
finished the over giving ing eleven, told media after
away just 13 runs, after two the Sunrisers Hyderabad 32. ing the line and Rishabh
(SRH) by 40-runs on Satur- the victory. RCB were off to a stutter- Pant stumping him with
free hits. Joseph bowled in-form
In the end, CSK won the day night here. ing start, losing opener ease.
Joseph (6/12), the 22- David Warner off an inside Parthiv Patel (9) early as the Kohli, holding one end
game by 22 runs and Dhoni edge with his very first de- - Delhi Capitas Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw a run against Royal Challeng-
applauded Harbhajan Singh year-old Caribbean, not only in-form stumper batsman up all this while, decided to ers Bangalore during IPL T20 2019 match at M Chinnaswami Staduim in
helped the Mumbai Indians livery in the league to get off slashed at a wide cut loose with the score
for keeping Chennai in the to a dream start. Bengaluru .
game even though it was win, but he also rewrote the Lamichhane (1/46) delivery reading 114/4 after 16 overs.