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n The derailed coaches of the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express. At least 14 people were injured
when 12 coaches of the train jumped tracks near Kanpur early on Saturday. >>P11 PTI

Congress moves its war

room to Lodhi Estate
Saubhadra Chatterji

NEWDELHI: In this poll battle, the

Congress party has a new war
The operational nerve centre
of the largest opposition party
shifted to a small bungalow in
its traditional war room, 15,
Gurdwara Rakabganj Road
(GRR), which it has used for the
past 15 years.
meetings related to strategy,
campaign and data analysis.
Every day at 4pm, senior leaders n The new war room hosts almost all important meetings related to
such as Ahmed Patel, Anand strategy, campaign, and data analysis. AMAL KS/HT PHOTO

RSS asks BJP to shift

ram Ramesh, Praveen Chakrav-
arthy and Sam Pitroda go into a
huddle at this bungalow to take
stock of the situation and the
The bungalow belongs to
focus to local issues
unionminister,PChidambaram. Smriti Kak Ramachandran having worked too well, the RSS
It doesn’t have a big, formal n has stepped up efforts to garner
receptioncounterbutoffersvisi- supportfortheBJP.Accordingto
tors rooms, conference facilities NEWDELHI: As the Bharatiya Jan- a senior functionary, the Sangh
and ample parking space. ata Party (BJP) prepares for the had for the first time started a
On Saturday, some construc- remainingfivephasesofthegen- campaign where, instead of
tion work was going on at the eral election, its ideological par- directlycampaigningfortheBJP,
building where, people familiar ent Rashtriya Swayamsevak itsfootsoldiersreachedouttothe
with the matter say, some of the Sangh (RSS) has asked candi- masses and urged them to vote.
bedrooms have been converted dates to focus on local concerns, “Theturnoutafterthefirsttwo
into makeshift office spaces. as issues like the Balakot strike phases has not been very differ-
Thepartyleadersshiftedtheir and the overall popularity of the ent from the corresponding pha-
operational base from the well- government have “limited trac- sesin2014.TheSanghwaseyeing
publicised 15 GRR property this tionontheground”,accordingto a 100% voter turnout, because
year in search of a more private people aware of developments. morepeoplevotingwouldmeana
place, away from media glare. With its experiment of moti- bettershotfortheBJPatwinning
Theplace,tucked awayin a leafy vating people to come out and with a majority. But that has not
corner of Lutyens Delhi, also vote — informally known as happened,” said the functionary
CONTINUED ON P 6 “third party campaign” — not quoted above. ››P9

CISF proposes to buy paintball

guns to improve shooting skills
Anvit Srivastava
ACCORDING TO A of their shooters and do away
SENIOR OFFICER, ANY drillsinwhichcommandosprac-
NEWDELHI: TheDelhiMetrounitof
the Central Industrial Security
COMMANDO HIT BY A tise positions with unloaded
Force(CISF)hasmadea proposal PAINTBALL WILL LEAVE The move comes after a com-
to buy paintball guns for target THE MOCK DRILL AND BE mitteewasformedtoadvancethe
practice during mock drills,an CISF’s urban warfare tech-
officer privy to details of the pro- REQUIRED TO REFINE niques.
posal said on Saturday. THEIR COMBAT SKILLS Jitender Rana, senior com-
The proposal was sent last mandant,CISF,said,“Atpresent,
monthbytheCISF’sDelhiMetro guarded by the CISF. we cannot shootrealbullets dur-
RailCorporation(DMRC) unitin According to a senior officer, ing mock drills as it will spark
Shastri Park to the CISF head- anycommandohitbyapaintball panic.Wehaveexcelledtheclose
quarters. Once cleared, the pro- will leave the mock drill and be combat technique, but with
posal will be sent to the ministry required to refine their armed paintball guns we will get a clear
of home affairs for approval. All combatskills.Seniorofficerssaid picture of how good our men are
Metro stations in Delhi are this will help them filter the best at shooting.” ››P2

The election commission has Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)’s Tejashwi The scrutiny of Congress presi-
asked the producers of a web Prasad Yadav missed ally Rahul dent Rahul Gandhi’s nomination
series based on PM Narendra Gandhi’s rally in Supaul, Bihar, on papers from UP’s Amethi has
Modi’s life to stop its online Saturday, the Congress president’s been put on hold after four
streaming and remove all content third in the state and the third missed independent candidates raised
related to it until further orders. by Tejashwi, prompting opponents to objections over his name, nation-
Eros Now, the producers of the claim that all was not well within the ality and educational qualifica-
series, has been asked to file a Grand Alliance. The Congress is tions. The returning officer of
compliance report. The poll contesting nine of the 40 Lok Sabha Amethi said on Saturday that
watchdog said the series has the seats in the state and the RJD 20, with Gandhi had been asked to reply
potential to disturb the level the other alliance partners fielding to the objections by April 22 after
playing field. ››P9 candidates in the rest. ››P8 his lawyer sought time. ››P9



htthissunday SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2019



As a mediation process is under way in the Ayodhya dispute, the city’s residents
recall how neighbours helped fill the breach between two communities




They’re reviewing toys, making ice
cream and letting us into the daily life
of the urban tween. With millions
tuning in, India’s youngest vloggers
are learning to generate hits, deal with
the perks and perils of fame

As the English Premier League sees its most
absorbing title race since 2011-12, it's a good
idea for fans to immerse themselves in
Michael Cox’s The Mixer: The Story of Premier
League Tactics... writes Soumya Bhattacharya
in his fortnightly column this week


The On-Road A Heart In AGENDA
Conference Room The Highlands Nora
One visit to Scotland’s Fatehi
hauntingly beautiful Actress and
Aberdeenshire is all it takes to dancer
fall in love with the country “The sexiest
dance form?
The V-Class is the I think belly
most luxurious MPV dancing!”
you can buy and is
aimed at those who
like to travel in a
group, but in style Hormazd Sorabjee

metro@weekend htworld htsport

How internet killed Heiress pleads guilty Shiva Thapa makes
Delhi’s poll bazaar in sex cult case winning start
Traders and manufacturers in Clare Bronfman, heiress to the Shiva Thapa (60kg) moved a step
Sadar Bazaar, which has been Seagram liquor fortune, closer to adding a record fourth
supplying election merchandise to pleaded guilty to her role in a medal at the Asian Boxing Cham-
political parties and candidates all secretive society of women sex pionships, entering the pre-quar-
over the country for decades, say slaves. The guilty plea on two terfinals of the continental event
they have not seen a slump like counts — conspiracy to conceal with a thrilling 4-1 win over South
this before. And they blame it on and harbour illegal aliens for Korea’s Kim Wonho in Bangkok on
mobile internet. They say the financial gain and fraudulent Saturday. Thapa is now only two
trend of online campaigning use of identification — allows wins away from a medal to add to
reached a crescendo in 2019, with Bronfman to avoid a trial in the the gold, bronze and silver he had
contestants relying more on case set to open won in the 2013, 2015 and 2017
digital platforms.
May 7. →P17 editions.
Today is
21st April, 2019 IN FOUR METROS
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SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY l Vaishakha, Krishna
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Sunset: Sunday at 34°c I 23°c
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>>htworld p17

Sexualharassmentcase FOREIGN SECY TO

Nyay will remonetise the
ISSUE DURING Indian economy: Rahul
Sutirtho Patranobis
and Rezaul H Laskar Shashi Shekhar
DENIAL Charges part of conspiracy to ‘deactivate’ highest judicial office, says Gogoi n n

Ashok Bagriya BEIJING/NEWDELHI: India’s foreign NEWDELHI: The Congress’s mini- secretary Vijay Gokhale will mum income guarantee

hold talks with top Chinese offi- scheme, Nyuntam Aay Yojana
NEW DELHI :Chief Justice of India cials, including foreign minister (NYAY), will remonetise the
RanjanGogoirespondedtochar- THE WHAT THE CHIEF JUSTICE SAID UNCHARTED TERRITORY WangYi,nextweekonkeyissues Indian economy by boosting
gesofsexualharassmentlevelled CHARGE n Attempt is being made to undermine the
n Sexual harassment is a cognizable
such as coordinating the posi- demand and manufacturing, the
againsthimbyaformerstafferin Alleged independence of judiciary by levelling tions of the two sides at interna- party’s president Rahul Gandhi
hisofficebyconveninganurgent allegations of sexual harassment against offence, which means police are tional forums and the listing of has said.
workplace obliged to register an FIR on
hearing of the matter in the sexual the Chief Justice of India JeM chief Masood Azhar. Gandhi,48, said the Congress
learning of the allegations. But, as
Supreme CourtonSaturdaybya harassment n There is a bigger force behind this. They Officials who spoke on condi- spent the last few months dis-
per a 1991 top court ruling, no
three-judge bench headed by want to deactivate the office of the Chief criminal case can be registered tion of anonymity described cussing ways to “restart the
him, and spoke for 18 minutes Termination of Justice of India because I am Gokhale’s two-day visit to Bei- economy”.
employment of against a serving judge unless the
defending himself. hearing sensitive matters CJI is consulted. It is unclear what jing beginning on Sunday as part “The NYAY scheme will

› ›
AvisiblyemotionalGogoisaid complainant, next week of regular diplomatic consulta- remonetise the Indian economy.
some of her happens if allegation is against CJI
the charges — unprecedented in n Nobody can catch me on tions. However, he is visiting The way petrol is provided to an
so far as they have been levelled
money. People have to find
n An in-house mechanism also exists
days ahead of the second Belt engine, the NYAY scheme will
Wherever there is On one hand Mr
members to respond to such cases. The CJI
against the top judge of the high- something and they have
found this
forms a three-judge panel, which and Road Forum, which India jumpstart the entire economy. pain in India, it is the Modi talks about
est court in the land — were an Victimisation by conducts an in-camera probe into will skip because of concerns With this, the poor will get
attemptbyabiggerforceto“deac- filing a “false n All employees of the the allegations. In this case too, over territorial sovereignty money, demand will increase, nature of the Congress to nationalism. On the other,
tivate the office of the Chief Jus- related to the China-Pakistan manufacturing will increase
tice of India because sensitive
and frivolous”
Supreme Court are
treated respectfully
there is no clarity on what happens
if the CJI has been accused ››P11 Economic Corridor (CPEC). and the youth will get employ-
resolve it. This is our he allows a Rafale fighter
matters are being heard by the complaint by me Gokhale will have a series of ment,” Gandhi said in an inter- thinking. This is the vote aircraft worth ₹526 cr to
court next week”. meetings on April 22, including view with Hindustan, a sister
The court has taken suo motu with vice foreign minister Kong publication of the Hindustan bank of the Congress be bought for ₹1,600 cr
(a Latin phrase meaning on its mattersnextweek.Independence a call and give an institutional The letter from the woman Xuanyou, and state councillor Times.

own motion) cognisance of the ofjudiciaryisunderveryserious response. ” refers to incidents that allegedly Wang Yi. Gandhi said Prime Minister
matter, and it will now be heard
by the two other judges who
threat, it is pathetic,” said Gogoi
during the hearing that lasted 23
SN Singh, former dean of the
law faculty at Delhi University,
took place in his home office,
where she was posted for some
Indian officials sought to play
down the significance of the tim-
Narendra Modi could go to jail if
allegations of corruption in the
In a way, the Modi government destroyed the
heardthe issueon Saturday, jus- minutes. added: “Everytimeanallegation time. ing of the visit, saying it had been Rafale fighter jet deal were purchasing power of the people. If we do not give
tices Arun Mishra and Sanjiv He added that he will “con- of sexual harassment is made Itmentions effortstoallegedly scheduled some time back. ››P11 investigated. “The documents
Khanna. tinue to act without fear and against a judge, they say judici- target her family, including her that The Hindu newspaper has impetus to the purchasing power, and do not restart the
The order issued on Saturday decide whatever cases I have to ary is in danger. How is the inde- husband, a head constable in published clearly show that economy of India, how will the country move forward?
restraint in its coverage of the
decide. Nobody can stop me.”
Opinion was divided on the
pendenceofjudiciaryin danger?
Delhi Police, who has been sus-
mustread Narendra Modi bypassed the
negotiation team and directly
RAHUL GANDHI, Congress president
case;itwassignedonlybyMishra CJI’s reaction. inquirymustbemadeinthemat- was first appointed to a job in the worked out the details with Das-
and Khanna and not by CJI SenioradvocateSanjayHegde ter.” Supreme Court under the CJI’s
J&K HIGHWAY sault. He could go to jail on the ing power” and that one of the his party stands for everyone
Gogoi, indicating he had techni- said: “Judgesspeakonlythrough On Friday, April 19, a former discretionary quota and then RESTRICTIONS basis of these documents alone,” Congress’s first tasks if it wins and has universal appeal.
cally recused himself from the
case. It wasn’t immediately
their judgment, when there is an
attack on a judge of this nature,
woman staffer associated with
the office of the CJI, wrote to 22
removed a few months later.It
RELAXED Gandhi said.
The Congress president said
the elections will be to “jump-
start the economy”.
“I don’t agree. This is your
view that these are vote banks.
known when the matter will be there was no other recourse Supreme Court judges that aroundvariousdepartmentsand Restrictions on civilian traffic unemployment, the agrarian Gandhi also dismissed the The Congress is the party of all
on the Jammu-Srinagar
heard next. except to answer from the bench “there has been sexual harass- subsequently fired. crisis, and corruption were the age-old characterisation of and it helps everyone. Demone-
Highway (NH-44), imposed
“Thereisabiggerforcebehind itself. The CJI has made his per- ment and consequent victimiza- HindustanTimeshasseenher biggest election issues in 2019, caste-based vote banks, which tisation and GST hit small busi-
after the Pulwama terror
this. They want to deactivate the sonal position clear by denying tion of the woman and her fam- letter but cannot authenticate attack in February, have been adding that the National Demo- has resulted in the election nessmen, and these were
officeoftheChiefJusticeofIndia alltheallegations.Thereafter,he ily” by the CJI, according to the any of the allegations made in it. relaxed. ››P8
cratic Alliance (NDA) govern- strategy of social engineering CONTINUED ON P 6
because I am hearing sensitive hasleftittotheinstitutiontotake letter. CONTINUED ON P 7 ment had destroyed “purchas- that many parties use, and said FULL INTERVIEW ››P8

ND Tiwari son’s EC notice to Pragya AAP says Cong

wife among five delaying alliance,
under scanner for saying her curse rejected its own
HT Correspondent
got Karkare killed seat-sharing deal
NEWDELHI: The wife of Rohit She- Shruti Tomar HT Correspondent
khar Tiwari — the son of former n n
UttarPradesh chiefminister ND
Tiwari— who is believedto have BHOPAL: The district election offi- NEWDELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party
beenmurderedearlierthisweek, cer of Bhopal has found a viola- (AAP) on Saturday criticised the
is among five people who were tion of the model of conduct in Congress for “delaying” and
insidethehouseatthetimeofthe remarksmadebyBharatiyaJan- “backtracking” on a possible
incident and are now under the ata Party (BJP) candidate alliance with it for the ongoing
police’s scanner. Shekhar was Pragya Thakur against former Lok Sabha elections even as it
found dead on Tuesday and the Mumbai anti-terror squad chief urged the party to reconsider its
report of an autopsy on Friday Hemant Karkare, Madhya Pra- proposed seat-sharing pact.
saidthereweresignsthathedied desh’s chief electoral officer n Pragya Thakur On Saturday, the AAP called a
ofasphyxiation,leadingpoliceto (CEO) VL Kantha Rao said on press conference, saying it
open a murder investigation. Saturday. 2008 Malegaon blasts case that would announce its “final deci-
On Saturday, Shekhar’s wife “Show-cause notices for viola- was investigated by Karkare, sion” on the alliance. However,
Apoorvaandhishalf-brotherSid- tion of the model code of conduct who died in the 26/11 terror by the end of the press briefing,
dharth were questioned by have been served to Pragya Tha- attacks in Mumbai. Thakur, who senior party leader and Delhi
police, who are working on sev- kur and the organiser of the pro- is out on bail, said on Friday that deputy chief minister Manish
eralanglesand“strangecircum- gramme where she made this she suffered abuse, harassment Sisodia said, “Even though there
stances” to determine what took remark. Action will considered and insults from the late police is no official offer from the Con-
placeatthevictim’sDefenceCol- against them after their replies.” officer. gress on a fresh seat-sharing
onyresidenceonMondaynight– Rao said. CONTINUED ON P 6 pact for Delhi and Chandigarh
theapproximatetimethemurder Thakur is an accused in the RELATED REPORT ››P8 alone, we will see if anything of
took place according to the that sort comes our way. Allian-
autopsy. ces cannot happen at press con-
“It is important to question all
those who were present in the
mustread ferences.”
When asked about the 4-3 seat-
house because there are many sharing proposal from the Con-
strange facts. The autopsy says BCCI FINES RAHUL, PANDYA ₹20 LAKH gress in Delhi, Sisodia said that
Shekhar was murdered around BCCI’s ombudsman fined Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul ~20 lakh each for giving three seats to the Con-
midnight on Monday. He was their sexist comments on a TV show aired in January. The duo will face no gress in the national capital
found unconscious at around further action, clearing their participation in the World Cup. “I have no would mean “giving three seats
4pm on Tuesday. The air condi- hesitation in observing that the remarks made by the player, even by his to the BJP”, adding that a Delhi-
tioner of the room was switched own admissions, did offend sensitivities,” the ombudsman said. ››P19 specific deal would not attract
on all this while. Also, nobody his party. ››P3
tried to wake him up for 16-17
hours while he lay dead in his A I M I N G H I G H A N D LO N G
circumstances are strange,” a
gations said, asking not to be
From small towns to big league: UP
boys steal the show at javelin c’ship
Two members of Navneet Singh
gold medallist Neeraj
Chopra, will be representing
India at the ongoing Asian
gang that uprooted NEWDELHI: They may start
with DIY javelins fashioned
Athletics Championships in
Doha, and is a serious con-

ATMs arrested out of wild bamboo, but the

future stars of the sport in
India are coming out of Uttar
tender. His father Ramash-
ray, who was a state level
athlete, introduced the sport
NEWDELHI: With the arrest of two Pradesh. in the 1980s to his village,
men, police on Saturday claimed The state dominated the Hingutar Garh, near Vara-
to have busted a gang of thieves recent national javelin nasi.
from Mewat in Haryana that championships in Sonipat, Rohit Yadav, from Dab-
stole ATMs. According to police, Haryana. They won gold and hiya village, who set a
the gang would either cut open silver in both the U-10 and national record in the U-18
the ATM using gas cutters or U-18 boys’ group, and silver competition with a throw
uproot the machines by tying it and bronze in U-16. Four of that is also this year’s best in
to a vehicle. In two months, the the final 12 throwers in the Asia, is a perfect case of the
gang had targeted at least 50 senior men’s group too uncut diamond. His first les-
ATMs in Haryana and Delhi- belonged to UP. sons were with a bamboo jav-
NCR. Shivpal Singh, India’s sec- elin, fashioned from wild
The two men have been identi- ond best thrower after Asian bamboo growing near his
fied as 25-year-old Ajeez and and Commonwealth Games home. ››P18 n Rohit Yadav. BURHAAN KINU/HT
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> P04

Tosharpencombat Police nab two of Child rights body to list schools TA R G E T E D 5 0 K I O S K S

gang that uprooted denying entry to EWS students

skills,CISF aimsto ATMs with vehicles › Fareeha Iftikhar

NEWDELHI: TheDelhiCommission
My 4-year-old child
was assigned a
private school in Vasant
wards in the current scenario.
“My 4-year-old child was
assigned a private school in Vas-
ant Kunj in the draw of lots in

for Protection of Child Rights February. The school is not even

HT Correspondent
(DCPCR) has started a drive to Kunj in the draw of lots in allowing us to enter the campus.

THE GANG WOULD identify the private schools that
are denying admission to stu- held in February. The
They say we will get a call when-
ever there is a vacancy. We don’t
EITHER CUT OPEN THE dents in entry-level classes — know what to do,” Vipin Singh, a
NEW DELHI: The police Saturday ATM USING GAS CUTTERS nursery,KGand class1—under school is not even allowing parent, said.
PROPOSAL MADE Currently, the paramilitary force does claimed to have busted a gang of
thieves from Mewat in Haryana, OR UPROOT THE
the 25% Economically Weaker
Section (EWS) and disadvan-
us to enter the campus. Ekramul Haque of the NGO
Mission Taleem said he has for-
not use real bullets during mock drills for fear of raising panic after it arrested two men in
South Delhi.
MACHINES BY TYING IT taged group (DG) quota man-
dated by the Right to Education
VIPIN SINGH, parent warded multiple complaints to
Anvit Srivastava According to police, the gang TO A VEHICLE (RTE) Act. ity,thecommissionhasidentified Education (DoE)against schools
n would either cut open the ATM Themovecomesafterthechild some schools where not even a denying admission to students

NEWDELHI: The Delhi Metro unit

Honing warfare skills using gas cutters or uproot the
machines by tying it to a vehicle.
said that, with the help of their
aides — Shahid, Alijaan, Nam-
rights’ body received multiple
complaints from parents whose
enrolled in the ongoing session.
under the EWS/DG categories.
of the Central Industrial Secu- CISF has made a request for around 50 paintball guns In two months, the gang had tar- bardar and Sorab, they used to wards qualify for the EWS/DG “We have visited some of these ofEWS/DGadmissionunderthe
rity Force (CISF), one of the geted at least 50 ATMs in Hary- cut open ATMs using gas cutters category, saying several private schools and the common reason 25% quota twice in the last three
country’s premier paramilitary ana and Delhi-NCR, they and other tools, in Delhi and Har- schools are not enrolling their they cite is that their general weeks. The admission process,
forces, has made a proposal to claimed. Police say they have yana,” said deputy commis- children, even after their names seats were not filled yet. Schools which was supposed to wrap up
buy paintball guns for target found evidence of their involve- sioner of police (south) Vijay appeared in the selected lists. take EWS/DG students in a 3:1 by March 31, will now conclude
practice during mock drills,an ment in at least 10 cases. Kumar. The admissions for students ratio in entry-levelclasses. How- on April 30.
officer privy to details of the pro- The police said that the two “They said whenever they under the EWS/DG quota in pri- ever, we have found that some A senior DoE official said the
posal said Saturday. men had been identified as failed to cut open an ATM, they vate schools are still in progress schoolsarenotgivingadmissions department is taking all meas-
The proposal was last month 25-year-old Ajeez and 23-year-old would tie a thick rope around it for the new academic session to students under EWS/DG urestoensurestudentswhowere
sent by the CISF’s Delhi Metro Saddam,bothresidentsofNuhin and to a vehicle, he added” which commenced on April 1. quota even after they enrolling named in the selected list get
Rail Corporation (DMRC) unit in Haryana. According to the He said the duo disclosed their Anurag Kundu, a DCPCR students under the general cate- admission.
Shastri Park to the CISF head- police, they received informa- involvement in several cases in member,said,“Wehavereceived gory,” the member said. “Of the 42,600 EWS/DG stu-
quarters. Once cleared, the pro- tion on Friday that the two sus- the areas of Sonipat, Badli, Kala- severalcomplaintsfromparents The DCPCR had, last year, dents who were allotted seats in
posal will be sent to the ministry pects were in south Delhi to naur, Charkh, Dadri, Dwarka against some schools denying issued a list of 74 private schools privateschoolsinthefirstdrawof
of home affairs for approval. All scout for more ATMs to target. sector 28, Fatehpur Beri and admission to EWS/DG students. whichdidnotadmitevenasingle lots,morethan50%havealready
Metro stations in Delhi are “Accordingly, a trap was laid Nazafgarh, in the past two We are identifying the schools student under the EWS category gotadmission.Wehaveextended
guarded by the CISF. and the two suspects were months. that have either not enrolled any inthelasttwoacademicsessions. the dates to give more time to
According to a senior officer, arrested. During questioning, “On their instance, ₹1.3 lakh orhavetakenlessthan10%EWS/ “We will release a similar list schools to complete as many
any commando hit with by a both Ajeez and Sadaam (known cash has been recovered. So far DGstudentsagainsttheavailable soon this year as well,” Kundu admissionsaspossibleinthefirst
paintball will leave the mock by their first names) confessed we have traced their involve- seats.” said. list. We will also come up with a
drill and be required to refine that they were involved in steal- ment in at least 10 cases,” the According to another DCPCR Parents said that they are secondlistfortheremainingstu-
their armed combat skills. Sen- ing money from ATMs. They DCP said. official, who requested anonym- uncertain of the future of their dents,” the official said.
ior officers said this will help
them filter the best of their shoot-
ers and do away with conven- Over
tional security mock drills in
8,000 Digital health tools boost traditional services
n CISF personnel take part in a mock
which commandos practice posi- drill at a Metro station. PARVEEN KUMAR/HT
tions with unloaded weapons.
CISF men secure
The move comes after a com- Thhe force is divided into elite groups
mittee was formed to advance 271 metro

but cannot replace them: WHO guidelines

ke - QRT, flying squad, Kali women
the CISF’s urban warfare tech- stations in Delhi
commmando groups and anti-terror squad
niques. and NCR
Jitender Rana, senior com-
mandant, CISF, confirmed the e CISF also has its own bomb detection
initiative. He said the motive is to
WEAPONS and disposal teams and a dog squad patientsinhard-to-reachareas, haveworkedaredigitaltoolsfor Digital technology adds claiming to transform the out-
check the skills of the comman- USED HEALTH WISE improve detection, diagnosis trainingandpublichealthcom- value,butitisnotasilverbullet, reach,effectivenessandafford-
dos in urban warfare. 5.56 Insas CISF EXPERTISE: and treatment of health prob- munication such as text warns the WHO guidelines. ability of healthcare. While
“At present, we cannot shoot Rifles lems,andsupportmanagement reminders to pregnant women Whilethereissomeevidenceon there is great promise of such
Snap shooting (timed firing)
real bullets during mock drills as andmonitoringofpublichealth to attend antenatal care the effectiveness of telemedi- benefits, especially in primary
it will spark panic. We have MP5 Deliberate fire (only a target hit is programmes so decision-mak- appointments,reminderstoget cine,commodity management, health care, disease surveil-
excelled the close combat tech- guns ersknowwhethertheirpolicies children vaccinated, and deci- healthworkerdecision-support lance,patienttracking,counsel-
nique, but with paintball guns Glock are working,” said Dr Poonam sion-support tools to guide andeducation,contentanddigi- ling, telemedicine and supply
we will get a clear picture of how Rapid-burst fire (for close range The first international guide- Khetrapal Singh, regional health workers provide care. tal tracking of patients’ health chain management, the per-
good our men are at shooting,” armed combat) lines for prioritising, integrat- director of the World Health “Other countries in the status, improving governance, formance of new technologies
Rana said. Grouping (countering enemy fire by ingandregulatingdigitalhealth Organisation South East Asia region(SEARO),whichishome anddigitalsupportforvaccina- needs to be carefully evalu-
He added that the Delhi Metro moving in groups) tools,releasedthisweek,under- Region(SEARO),ofwhichIndia to26%oftheworld’spopulation, tions, birth and death notifica- ated,” said Dr Reddy.
has a small built-up area. line the benefits of 10 digital is a part. are increasingly using SMS tions for support; gaps in the “Indiaisemergingasacruci-
“Our men need to be skilled to approaches to improve public Several countries, including messages,voicemessagingand availableevidencemakeitdiffi- bleofinnovationindigitaltech-

make sure they are not hit by health and essential services India, have integrated digital other digital tools to provide cult to assess whether tools are nologies and can become the
enemy bullets. They must also be
efficient enough to ensure every
If a commando is hit Officers said they hoped that
the shooting practice will also
but warn that technology can-
not and should not replace tra-
technologies into public health
systems to improve outreach
effective in every context.
“The WHO sounds a mixed
world leader, as in the case of
bullet fired in a real-time terror with a paintball, he help the CISF set up their SWAT ditional health services. and fill gaps in traditional to people at all levels of literacy note of welcome and caution, so, the WHO guidelines will
situation, takes down the enemy. team, a proposal for which is also With51%oftheworld’spopu- health services. through the BeHe@lthyBeMo- just as Louis Pasteur advised point the direction. In a rapidly
Whichever commando is hit will be required to refine underway. lation having access to broad- “Therearemanygoodexam- bile Initiative. Countries are hisresearchfellows,‘keepyour emerging and expanding field,
with a paintball will be required
to refine their skills at close
his skills at closed armed The decision to form the
SWAT was taken last year, after
band internet service, the
World Health Organization’s
ples from the region. India’s
electronic vaccine intelligence
also introducing electronic
medical records, which should
enthusiasm but let strict verifi-
cation be its constant compan-
WHO will also need to fre-
quently update and revise the
armed combat. This will also combat. This will also help a CISF joint mock drill with the (WHO) guidelines on digital network—eVJN—isproviding helpimprovecontinuityofcare ion’,” said Dr K Srinath Reddy, guidelinestokeeppacewiththe
help us identify the best shooters National Security Guard (NSG) interventions use evidence to the country’s immunisation forpeoplewithlongtermhealth president, Public Health Foun- innovationsandevidence,”said
in our force with the best real- us identify the best and disaster management agen- identify how tools that use programme with real-time conditions,” said Dr Khetrapal dation of India. Dr Reddy.
time response,” the senior com-
mandant said.
shooters with the best cies at Jawaharlal Nehru Sta-
dium Metro station. Hindustan
smartphones, tablets and com-
information on vaccine stocks
and flows through a simple
Singh. The BeHe@lthyBeMo-
bile is a joint WHO-Interna-
meant for public health deliv-
It’s imperative to ensure
patient safety, privacy, tracea-
Rana said paintball guns are real-time response. Times had then reported that more efficient, responsive and mobile application. India has tional Telecommunications ery, it can also serve as a play- bility, accountability and secu-
used across the world to practice JITENDER RANA, NSG and the National Disaster resilient to resource con- also launched a path-breaking Union initiative that assists book for developers and manu- rity. “Thisisaveryfast-moving
urban warfare. “Initially, we senior commandant, CISF Management Authority straints. integrated health information national governments to facturers of digital health devi- area. To take greatest advan-
have requested to buy 30 to 50 (NDMA) had arrived late for the “Safe and secure digital platform, acountry-wide infor- develop mHealth services to ces, who need to generate more tage of the potential of digital
paintball guns. The approval is drill. health technologiescansignifi- mation system for managing prevent and manage non-com- evidencetoshowtheirproducts technologies, people must be
pending,” he added. related to the security of Metro The CISF, after that incident, cantly improve the quality, disease outbreaks in the first municable diseases, such as improve on established health- confident that information is
The Delhi Metro is one of the stations, after which the security decided to raise its own SWAT accessibilityandsustainability instance but with potential for heartdisease,diabetesandcan- care practices. secure and confidential. With
hypersensitive installations that of the Metro is increased from team, to be able to handle a con- of health services. New digital many others uses,” Dr Khetra- cers,andtheirriskfactors,such “They come at a time when that assurance, the benefits
the CISF secures in the National time to time. Apart from DMRC, tingency on its own till a NSG health technologies can help pal Singh said. ashighbloodpressureandhigh several applications of innova- stand to be immense,” said Dr
Capital. Every year, intelligence the CISF also guards the city’s team is able to make its way to connecthealth professionals to Among the initiatives that blood glucose. tive digital technologies are Khetrapal Singh.
agencies issue a series of alerts airport and government offices. the scene.

3 held for shooting

man dead in outer
Delhi, one at large
HT Correspondent

NEW DELHI:The police on Friday

arrested three of the four men
who they claim were involved in
the killing of a 28-year-old man
who was shot dead in outer
Delhi’s Khera Kalan area ear-
lier this week.
Police said one of the arrested
suspects had been thrashed by
the brother of the man who was n Police arrested three of the
killed. The man was later killed four men who they claim were
to take revenge of his brother’s involved in the murder. SOURCED
act, police said.
The suspects were identified were all arrested within 48
as Sankit (25), Sandeep Rana (22) hours. During questioning, the
and Ravi Basan (22), all resi- suspects confessed that they,
dents of Khera Kalan. along with one of their aides,
According to the police, had opened fire on Ravinder
28-year-old Ravinder, a resident when he was going towards
of Khera Kalan in outer Delhi, Khera canal,” the DCP said.
was shot by the four men near A hunt has been launched for
Khera Kalan canal on Tuesday. the fourth suspect, he added.
He was rushed to Maharaja The trio said, Ravinder’s
Agrasen International Hospital brother, who is at present
in Rohini’s Sector 22 later, lodged in Tihar jail, had
where the doctors pronounced thrashed one of their friends
him dead. Police said Ravinder over an argument some time
had several cases registered ago.
against him and had been “They said they were hungry
recently released from jail. for revenge ever after. On Tues-
Deputy commissioner of day, finding Ravinder alone, the
police (outer north) Gaurav three men followed him up to
Sharma said that multiple the canal and in a secluded spot,
police teams were formed to shot him dead. After shooting
hunt for the killers. Ravinder, the men fled from the
“A series of CCTV footages spot,” the DCP said.
were checked and following Police said that they recov-
hours of questioning we zeroed ered three pistols from the sus-
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BJP attacks AAP govt for ‘not 82 candidates file
Congdelayingalliance, implementing’ housing projects nominations for
polls, most from
rejectedowndeal:AAP HT Correspondent

NEWDELHI:While the Aam Aadmi

for every family in Delhi in the
East Delhi seat
HT Correspondent

FORMULA No offer for Haryana from next 10 years as part of its Lok
Sabha election campaign, the NEWDELHI: Eighty-two candidates
us, ready for 4-3 deal in Delhi only: Cong Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have so far filed their nomina-
criticised it for not implementing tions for the Lok Sabha polls in
HT Correspondent cific deal would not attract his the housing projects it already Delhi, scheduled on May 12. On
n party. has in hand. Saturday, 38 candidates filed
He also saidthatan alliance in The party on Saturday alleged their nomination.
NEWDELHI: TheAamAadmi Party Haryana, Delhi and Chandigarh that nearly 52,000 Delhi govern- “We have received at least 86
(AAP) onSaturdaycriticised the wouldhavebeensealedhadCon- ment flats are vacant and nominations from 82 candidates.
Congress for “delaying” and gress not “backtracked” on its accused the AAP for deliberately The maximum nominations, at
“backtracking”onapossiblealli- “ownoffer”of7-2-1(7Congress,2 delaying implementation of the least 18, have been filed from east
ance with it for the ongoing Lok JJP and 1 AAP) in Haryana. central government’s affordable Delhi parliamentary constitu-
Sabha elections even as it urged “Yesterday after detailed dis- housing project, the Pradhan n Vijendra Gupta said the Delhi government had deliberately stalled ency,” said a senior official from
the party to reconsider its pro- cussions, we convinced our alli- Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY). the implementation of the PM Awas Yojna. SOURCED Delhi’s Chief Electoral Officer’s
posed seat-sharing pact. ancepartnerinHaryana,theJJP, BJP MLA Vijender Gupta, office said.
On Saturday, AAP called a to agree to the new pact. Jan- leader of the opposition in the from rehabilitating these peo- CM is acting out of political mal- Only five candidates have
press meet saying it would nayak Janta Party (JJP) chief Delhi assembly, said that the ple?” said Gupta, who obtained ice towards the Prime Minister.” filed their nominations from
announce its “final decision” on DushyantChautalaevenagreed, state government’s Delhi State the details from the government. When contacted, AAP offi- northwest Delhi, out of which
the alliance. but the Congress backtracked n Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia (right) said the Aam Aadmi Industrial and Infrastructure Gupta said that the DUSIB cials directed HT to the Delhi two are Independent.
However, by the end of the again Friday night, saying there Party was not interested in a Delhi-specific deal. MOHD ZAKIR/HT PHOTO Development Corporation (DSI- was supposed to identify slum government spokesperson who While the BJP is yet to field its
pressbriefingseniorpartyleader is no possibility of alliance any- IDC) and Delhi Urban Shelter dwellers for the implementation was unavailable for comment. candidates in Delhi, the Con-
and Delhi deputy chief minister where except Delhi,” he said. “There was no offer from us for Chowk candidate Pankaj Gupta Improvement Board (DUSIB) of the scheme. A senior Delhi government’s gress is likely to announce its
Manish Sisodia said, “Even On Saturday evening, AAP Haryana. We were ready to join andNorthWestcandidateGugan have constructed flats for the “The Delhi Development urban development department candidate list for seven parlia-
though there is no official offer issued a statement saying that it hands with AAP in the 4-3 for- Singh were to file their nomina- rehabilitation of slum clusters in Authority (DDA) had paid ₹5.8 official, on condition of anonym- mentary seats in Delhi by Sun-
fromtheCongressonafreshseat- and JJP would release the list of mula in Delhi,” he said. tions. the city. lakhs to DUSIB for this. The ity, said there are 14 housing pro- day after which the nominations
sharing pact for Delhi and Chan- all its candidates for the 10 seats Sisodia saidAAP’sdecisionto “Buttogivealastchancetothe “The Delhi government was Delhi government informed the jects for the economically will be filed.
digarh alone, we will see if any- in Haryana on Sunday. form an alliance with the Con- Congresstocomeonthetablefor supposed to allot 52,584 state level sanctioning and mon- weaker section which are at var- Owing to uncertainty over an
thingofthatsortcomesourway.” The AAP leaders said that gress was to stop the Modi-Shah talks, we are postponing these houses—34, 260 constructed by itoring committee for rehabilita- ious stages of completion. “It alliance with the Congress, the
He did not comment further whiletheCongressproposed6-3-1 duo. “And it was working. The candidates’ nominations from DSIIDC, 18,084 by DUSIB and 240 tion on November 29, 2018, that it would be wrong to say that noth- Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had
when asked about reports that a seat sharing formula to the AAP impact of has been such that till Saturday to Monday. On Mon- by New Delhi Municipal Council discontinued the survey ing has been done. Both DSIIDC postponed the nomination of its
fresh 5-2 seat-sharing pact in inHaryanawheresixseatswould now, when there are just three day, these candidates would file (NDMC)—to people living slum because it is considering change and DUSIB are working on these candidates till Monday.
Delhi(5AAPand2Congress)was beforCongress,threeforJJPand days left for the last day of filing their nominations along with clusters. But these houses have in nomenclature. It is the poor projects. The DUSIB alone is So far, AAP’s candidate from
beingdiscussed.Thepactreport- oneseatforitself,theJJPhadini- nominations for candidates, the South Delhi candidate Raghav not been allotted and are getting people who are at the receiving working on an in-situ rehabilita- west Delhi Balbir Singh Jakhar
edly also includes that the AAP tially proposed 4-4-2 with four BJP has not declared its candi- Chadha,NorthEastDelhicandi- dilapidated. The Delhi govern- end,” said Gupta. tion project at four locations – has filed nominations. All the
would support the Congress for seats for Congress, four for JJP dates for Delhi,” he said. dateDilipPandeyandNewDelhi ment has now earmarked ₹600 On PMAY, Gupta said, “Delhi Lajpat Nagar, Bhalswa, Karol remaining six candidates will
the seat in Chandigarh. and two seats for AAP. The JJP OnFriday,seniorpartyleader candidate Brijesh Goyal,” Rai crores for their maintenance,” chief minister Arvind Kejriwal Bagh and Dev Nagar,” the offi- file nominations on Monday.
Whenaskedaboutthe4-3seat- offer was outrightly rejected by Gopal Rai had said that the AAP hadsaid.Meanwhile,AAPSatur- alleged Gupta. has deliberately stalled the cial said. On Saturday, eight candidates
sharing proposal from the Con- the Congress, they said. postponed the nomination of its daysentmessagestoallitswork- “The DUSIB collected ₹39.4 implementation in a planned A DUSIB official clarified that filed their nominations from
gress in Delhi, Sisodia said that Congress’sDelhiunitchiefPC candidatesinalastditch effortto ers explaining to them why the crore from 5,173 slum dwellers as manner over the last four years. four projects are being linked Chandni Chowk, including two
givingthreeseatstotheCongress Chacko, however, said the talks form an alliance with the Con- AAP had extended a hand to the per the rehabilitation policy. Thousands of poor people have with the PMAY only as all guide- independent candidates, and
wouldmean“givingthreeseatsto of an alliance with AAP had gress. On Saturday, AAP’s East Congress and how the grand old But, they are yet to get a house. been denied the golden opportu- lines and formats are based on leaders from lesser known par-
theBJP”,addingthataDelhi-spe- always been about Delhi only. DelhicandidateAtishi,Chandini party is acting to “favour BJP”. Whatis stopping thegovernment nity to have their own roof. The the Central scheme. ties.

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Senior party leaders involved The new list will see former North-West Delhi (reserved Chandni Chowk, Sheila Dikshit to collate information from all
in screening of candidates for MP and former Delhi Congress seat), Olympic silver medallist said that she will follow the the seven constituencies,
the upcoming parliamentary chief Ajay Maken contesting Sushil Kumar from West Delhi, party’s command. “If I should including the detailed campaign
polls in the capital said that from New Delhi, former MP JP senior leader Ramesh Kumar contest and from where I should schedule, meetings and other
there have been some tweaks in Agarwal from North-East Delhi, from South Delhi and former contest is a call that the party programmes of each of the can-
a few constituencies in the first three-time chief minister Sheila member of legislative assembly will take and I will follow their didates,” a Delhi Congress
list approved by the chief elec- Dikshit from Chandni Chowk, (Deoli) and former Delhi Con- orders,” Sheila Dikshit said. spokesperson explained.

Noida cops save man
JJB judge claims father of 4 hrs after abduction
accused threatened him
Leena Dhankhar the allegation and said he had
Tanmayee Tyagi
Greater Noida. From there they
took the Noida Expressway to
enter Delhi via the Delhi-Noida-
simply gone to collect a copy of NOIDA: A 27-year-old man was Direct flyway. “The accused
CASE TILL NOW the transfer order. allegedly abducted by a group of were constantly letting Gaurav
GURUGRAM: Principal magistrate n On April 11, the JJB magis- “Ineverhadathreateningtone unidentified people from his speak to his director, who had
oftheGurugramJuvenileJustice trate passed an order to while speaking to the principal office in Sector 63 on Friday been asked to drop off the ran-
Board(JJB)informedthedistrict shift the juvenile accused magistrate.Thisisabaselessalle- morning. The victim was res- som money. But they were con-
andsessionsjudgethatthefather to an institute in Madhu- gation. The special home is nei- cued by Noida Police from Delhi stantly changing the drop loca-
ofateenager—accusedofkilling ban, Karnal, as he had thersafenorsecureformyson,as within four hours of the incident. tions so as to avoid getting
an eight-year-old private school turned 18 on April 3 there are many litigation cases According to police, Paritosh caught. They first call told the
student in Bhondsi in 2017 — is n Later in the day, the and enquiries pending with Gaurav — is a manager at a UPS director of the company to drop
trying to influence him to with- accused’s father filed an regard to the safety and protec- manufacturing company located the ransom at Sector 71 crossing
drawhisordertoshiftthesuspect application, stating that as tion of juvenile there. Transfer- in D block, Sector 63 and lives in in Noida, then they changed it to
fromanobservationhomeinFar- per Section 95 of the JJ Act, ring him there will cause Greater Noida West. Investiga- Pari Chowk in Greater Noida,
idabad to an institution in Kar- the board has to see the immensemental painandagony tors said that the incident took then to DND, Daryaganj, Pahar-
best interest of the child,
nal. to us. The transfer to a far off place around 1am on April 19, ganj, AIIMS. Atleast 7 to 8 loca-
and before transferring him
JJBprincipalmagistrateMan- placeisnotevenintheinterestor when six to seven men in two tions were changed in Noida,
from a place to another, the
glesh Kumar Choubey passed a board has to see that the welfare of the child. I requested cars came to Gaurav’s office, Greater Noida and Delhi,” said
reference order on April 12, a child is kept at a place near not to shift my son,” said the said police. Harinandan Sharma, additional
copy of which is with Hindustan his residence father Saturday. “A few of them went inside, station house officer, Phase 3
Times. He wrote that a few advo- Sushil Tekriwal, counsel for caught hold of Gaurav and police station.
n On April 12, the accused’s
cates had come to meet him ear- father submitted an the family of the victim, said whisked him away. A call was He said that cops were in con-
lier in the day. Since there is no application to the JJB and intimidating a judicial officer is made to the police helpline (100) stant touch with company
facility at the board to meet a the sessions court, seeking an unpardonable felony. “The by a company official alleging employees to trace Gaurav. “We
panel of advocates, he went out- a stay on the transfer suspectisaccusedofcommitting that their manager had been had switched off our sirens and
sidetheofficetomeetthem,there n A hearing on Saturday was
a ‘heinous’ crime and his father abducted and a ransom demand emergency lights so that the
hesawthemwiththefatherofthe adjourned till May 4. hasbeeninterferinginthecourt’s was made,” said Piyush Kumar accused didn’t know they were
accused, he wrote. proceeding since he was appre- Singh, circle officer 2, Noida being followed. However, when
“I was astonished to see that hended by CBI,” he said. Police. they reached near AIIMS, they
they were trying to influence me amend its own orders. When the On April 11, Choubey had Police said that the accused somehow thought that they had
tochangemyorderbyexercising undersignedrefusedtoaccedeto passed an order to shift the juve- used Gaurav’s phone to call a been cornered and released Gau-
power under Section 104 of the their unlawful demand and nileaccusedtoKarnal—aspecial company director and rav and fled around 4.30am,”
Juvenile Justice (Care and Pro- requested them to approach the home for boys aged 16-18 years demanded ₹10 lakh ransom. said Sharma.
tection of Children) Act, 2015. state government to designate a accused of heinous crimes — as “By then we had received He also said that there was no
They were pressuring me not to place of safety of their choice at he had turned 18 on April 3. On information about the abduction firing even though, according to
shift the juvenile to the place of the place nearer to the house of April 12, the father submitted an and four units from Star team, the victim, the accused were car-
safety Madhuban, from the the accused or to challenge the application to the JJB and the Swat team and those from police rying weapons. Gaurav is being
Observation Home, Faridabad. order, they went away but the lower court, seeking a stay. The station Phase 3 and Phase 2 had questioned to get a better
Theywerebentupontoinfluence tone of the father of the juvenile board,initsreply, statedthatnei- been deployed. They used the description of the accused, said
me to recall the order dated was threatening [sic],” the refer- ther the juvenile nor his parents location of the victim’s phone to police.
11.04.2019 on the ground that the ence order stated. can successfully pray for special track him,” said Singh. A case has been registered at
Board has ample powers to The father, however, denied treatment to the juvenile. The accused first went to Phase 3 police station. PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER +1 604 278 4604


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How the net killed

Delhi’s poll bazaar
LOSING GROUND Sadar Bazaar, which once supplied election merchandise to India’s
political parties, is witnessing a slump like never before. And traders blame it on the internet.
Manoj Sharma has been supplying election merchan- cannot hide his pique for what he calls
n dise to political parties and candidates “election planners”.
all over the country for decades, say they “Earlier, we used to have wedding
NEWDELHI: Mohammed Chaman , a short, have not seen a slump like this before. planners and now we have these election
soft-spoken merchant of election mer- And they blame it on the mobile internet. planners. They have managed to con-
chandise in Delhi’s Sadar Bazaar, is The trend of online campaigning, vince our customers that the mobile
miffed at the way the general elections which started during the 2014 general phone, and not the merchandise, is the
are going for him. elections, they say, has reached a cre- tool to take their messages to the voters,”
“ I have not sold anything since morn- scendo in 2019 , with contestants relying says Malik, sitting in his first-floor office
ing;Idon’t know who will eventually win more on digital platforms to reach out to whose walls are festooned with flags of
or lose, but I am certainly a loser. My their voters than the traditional meth- various political parties. n Once, political parties made a beeline to Sadar Bazaar for all their election needs, but no more. AMAL KS/HT PHOTO
business is down by half this time,” says ods like public speeches, road shows, According to an estimate by the indus-
Chaman, sitting in his shop overflowing door- to- door campaigns, killing their try body Assocham, there were around my office to ensure we complete their state for political parties and candidates are crammed with election merchan-
with stacks of scarves, caps, t-shirts, decades-old business. 150 ‘political consultants’, big and small, orders in time,” says Malik. during the current elections.” dise.
bands, watches featuring slogans and They are not exaggerating — India in 2014. Industry insiders peg their cur- He points to several sewing machines But Bagri admits that digital cam- “In the 1980s, we used to sell only caps,
symbols of various political parties. now has 450 million smartphones own- rent number at 400, and their stated and workers, sitting idle among stacks of paigning has led to what he calls an ‘emo- badges and flags; then came stickers,
“This smartphone has killed my busi- ers against 155 million during the previ- ‘expertise’ lies in helping political par- unsold flags. “They have gone silent tional detachment’ between the candi- wrist bands, paper masks, pens, purse,
ness,” he says, pulling out a phone from ous general elections in 2014, according ties and candidates meet technological now,” he says. The party workers and date and their constituents. “A bond is ribbons; now we also sell water bottles,
his pocket. “Earlier, the contestants had to Counterpoint Research, a research and social media challenges. volunteers who came to buy merchan- developed when a politician goes to per- phone covers, pen drives, diaries with
merchandise rooms at their offices, now and analysis company. And experts say Malik , who, on an average, made dise from them, Malik says, are now sonally meet his or her voters,” says messages and symbols of political par-
they have war rooms where tech-savvy the online advertising expenditure by about 3 crore flags during every general busy creating and running WhatsApp Bagri. ties, to keep up with the times,” says
youngsters run their campaign on lap- political parties is likely to double to 400 election in the past, says his business is accounts.This new method of campaign- “The smartphone, which people use Gupta, adding, “ But most contestants
tops. They do not seem to need us any- to 500 crore this Lok Sabha election. down by 75 per cent this year. ing, he says ruefully, has not only both for information and entertainment, have now outsourced their campaign to
more.” Abdul Malik, whose firm Bharat “In the 2009 general elections, I had deprived the festival of democracy of its has emerged as a very potent campaign- political consultants, who do not believe
Chaman, who runs Aaroma Enter- Handloom Cloth House, better known as employed 100 people, now I have only 10. colour, but has also led to a disconnect ing tool, a perfect delivery mechanism in merchandise.” No wonder then,
prises, is not the only one whose busi- Gaffar Bhai Jhandewale, has been sup- We used to work through the night dur- between voters and candidates. for customized political messaging in Gupta is now trying to reinvent his firm.
ness has taken a nosedive — traders and plying flags to political parties and can- ing the elections and still could not meet “In the past, politicians and part India,” says Apar Gupta, executive “I have asked my son to explore if we too
manufacturers in Sadar Bazaar, which didates all over the country since 1954 the demand. Many top politicians visited workers went door to door, canvassing director, Internet Freedom Foundation can become campaign planners.”
for votes with folded hands. They would ( IFF), a Delhi- based non-government The shock of the slump in business is
personally meet men, women and chil- organisation that works in the sphere of being felt not just in Sadar Bazaar, but in
dren, pin badges on their shirts and offer digital rights. “ But yes, political parties other part of Delhi, too. There are thou-
ELECTION WOES them flags. They no longer do all of this, need to strike a balance between sands of families in east Delhi localities
n Traders of election merchandise in and so do not need our merchandise,” on-ground and digital campaign.” such as Seelampur, Bhajanpura, Nand
Sadar Bazaar say their business is says Malik. “Now, there is no personal Sadar Baaar traders say that the busi- Nagri, Sonia Vihar, Welcome Colony for
down by 75 per cent, thanks to online chemistry left between voters and candi- ness used to be so good in the past that whom elections brought an opportunity
campaigning by political parties dates. Even voters do not like to wear during the general elections, about 200 to earn decent money.
n The general elections in the past, badges and bands of any political parties, traders from other states came and “We sew flags, and caps, etc. In the
they say, provided temporary except those of BSP who like to assert rented shops for a few months in the past, the work started six months before
employment to 2 lakh people their caste and political identity.” market to sell election merchandise. the elections and we worked day and
n Thousands of workers from Haryana, Political consultants say their clients Now, hardly 25 shops are left. night and made about ₹2- 3 lakhs. But
Punjab and UP flocked to east Delhi have realised that election merchandise “And they too are looking for alterna- now, there isno work, ” says Mohammed
localities to work in small sewing is out of fashion and a sheer waste of time tive business opportunities,” says Anil Iliyas, who lives in Janta Colony in
units operating out of the houses. and money. “They can get 1,000 likes for Gupta, one of the biggest merchandise Shahdara.
Most have not got work this time a few hundred rupees on Facebook, dealers in Sadar Bazaar, and the presi- Every general election, Illiyas, says,
n India now has 450 million smart- imagine how much time and money it dent of All India Election Material Man- about 50, 000 workers in Haryana, Pun-
phone owners as against 155 million would take to personally reach out to ufacturer and Traders Association. jab and UP flocked to these east Delhi
in 2014, says Counterpoint Research 1,000 households,” says Vivek Bagri, Gupta, a stout man who looks more like localities to work during elections. The
n Experts say that online advertising who runs Lead Tech, a political consult- a politician in his impeccable white traders say, the general elections pro-
expenditure by political parties is ancy firm in Gurgaon. “Besides, digital kurta and pyjama, has been in the busi- vided temporary employment to 2 lakh
likely to double to ₹400 to ₹500 crore campaigning has a lot of room for crea- ness since 1979. It is afternoon, and he is in the capital. “ We have never sided with
this Lok Sabha election tivity in terms of design and messaging. sitting on a cushion on the floor watch- any political party, and sold merchan-
n Anil Gupta’s shop in Sadar Bazaar, which has been in business since 1979. Traders say that once Since 2014, our business has gone up ten ing TV along with half a dozen staff in his dise of all. But now they have ditched us,
there were 200 such shops. Now there are hardly 25. AMAL KS/HT PHOTO times. We are working in almost every big air-conditioned shop whose shelves ” says Chaman.

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CRYPTIC CLUES PUZZLE 15272 © Gemini Crosswords 2012 All rights reserved Congress moves for the first United Progressive
Alliance (UPA) government.
Gandhi is confident that the
party will do well in Tamil
1,600 crore and it will not even
be manufactured in the country.
1 He argues that a large animal swallows a
its war room to EC notice to Nadu, Bihar, even Uttar Pra-
desh. “The success of our coali-
Can this behaviour be national-
a team of doctors at All India

small one (7)
His victims lose heart (5)
Lodhi Estate Pragya for
tion in Tamil Nadu will wipe out
everybody. I believe that the ND Tiwari son’s
the 39-year-old was smothered
with a pillow. He was found on
8 Unconnected sound or ring perhaps (7,6) allows much-needed additional Congress will win all the seats Tuesdaybyahouseholdhelpand
Social occasion for a tripper (5)
Time of day for getting level (7)
space for the party’s expanding
poll network.
remark on there. The alliance in Bihar will
also bring great results. In Uttar
wife among five taken to Max Super Specialty
Hospital where he was declared
11Strong and healthy - or alternatively
bankrupt (6)
War rooms are important for
Karkare Pradesh, we are fighting sepa-
rately but still the Congress will
under scanner dead.
Shekhar, an advocate, had
12 This ring is impressive (6) dedicated control room for elec- She said he died because she win seats. That’s why we have Shekhar’s mother Ujjwala fought a legal battle with ND
15 They beat up rum and eggs, perhaps (7)
tions, which have become com- cursed him: “Maine kaha, tera sent Priyanka ji (Priyanka Gan- Devi Sharma, who returned to Tiwari to prove that he was the
17 Clergyman provides transport after six (5)
plexandverytech-heavyaffairs. sarvnash hoga” {I said, may you dhi) and Scindia ji (Jyotiraditya the capital on Friday night along late veteran politician’s biologi-
19 Induce to become religious? (4,2,7)
The BJP, too,hasa sophisticated perish.} The remarks invited Scindia) to UP.” with Apoorva after the family cal son. In 2014, a paternity test
20 Not well, being worn out (5)
21 Put right - a slipping bandage? (7)
centralwarroom inDelhi. Many severe criticism from political Gandhi said that to fund the wentto Haridwarfor the funeral decided the case in Shekhar’s
ofthecandidatesalsoprefertoset leaders and the Indian Police party’s big idea for the election, ceremony,saidrelationsbetween favour, following which the
DOWN up their own war or control Service Association. The BJP NYAY, a scheme that promises the couple had been strained, three-time Uttar Pradesh chief
1 Five hundred study with anxiety (5) rooms in their constituencies. distanced itself from Thakur’s poor households Rs 72,000 a news agency PTI reported. minister publicly accepted him
2 Cases of eviction? (3,3,7)
QUICK CLUES The white bungalow, the peo- statement. On Friday evening, year, no taxes will be raised and ShekharandApoorvamarried as his son.
3 Catty female (7) ACROSS DOWN ple familiar with the matter Thakur offered an apology and the middle class won’t have to in 2018, Shekhar’s father-in-law The case is being investigated
4 Be a shade embarrassed? (6) 1 Young tree (7) 1 Up to now (2,3) added, doesn’t have the state-of- saidherremarkswereprompted bear the brunt of funding this toldPTI.“Mydaughtercannotdo bythecrimebranchofthepolice.
5 Agree to strike? (5) 5 Pounce suddenly (5) 2 Essential ingredient (4,3,6) the-art facilities such as biomet- by the pain she had experienced scheme. somethinglikethis.WhenIgotto
6 Firm plan for retirement? (7,6) 8 Temporarily (3,3,7) 3 Brutal (7)
7 The pleasure the Turkish take in a 9 Kingdom (5) 4 Wide-open (6)
ric entry and other electronic
gadgetry,whichthe oldwarroom
during her incarceration.
On Wednesday, Thakur
The Congress president
repeated his allegation that PM
know about his death, I came
10 Tell story of (7) 5 Precipitous (5)
sweet (7)
Takes a walk - in the rose garden? (7)
11 Gnawing (6) 6 Superfluity (13) enjoyed in its corporate-style set joined the BJP and hours later Modi was doing things to bene- matter and soon we will know A NEWS AGENCY HER
13 Not well enough to carry any weight? (7)
12 Brusque (6)
15 Shuffling gait (7)
Tolerant (7)
Harshly grating (7)
was namedtheparty’scandidate
for the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat.
fit his “industrialist friends”
and on corruption in the Rafale
how he died.”
It connects similar pressure points (6)
A record number of contestants in the
17 To jog (5)
19 As a result of (2,11)
Lavish meal (7)
Superficial appearance (6)
tohavehigherdailyfootfalls.The She faces Congress’s Digvijaya deal. The Congress has main- news agency that her son was UPSET OVER HIS
field (5) 20 Rainwater channel (5) 16 Bowlegged (5) new place is access-controlled Singh in the contest. tained that the new deal struck apparently upset over his politi- POLITICAL CAREER
18 Cuts down the sail area - and knots (5) 21 Withdraw under attack (7) 18 Upright in posture (5) andonlyafewleadersholdmeet- CEO Kantha Rao said he had by the NDA government, which cal career, according to the PTI.
ings here,” said a Congress func- taken cognizance of the matter replaced tan old deal negotiated
tionary. and asked Bhopal district collec- by the Congress-led United Pro-
FRIDAY’S SOLUTIONS (15271) htsudoku The utility of 15 GRR is not tor Sudam Khade to submit a gressive Alliance (UPA), entails
fully overfor the party. The Con- report on it. “The violation was buying the fighter jets at a ANTIM ARDAS
gress’s social media cell is still found as any candidate can’t higher price. The government
housed at that property and abuse and use any objectionable has denied this. The Supreme
manypoliticalmeetingscontinue language against any particular Court also said in a judgment
to takeplace inthe oldwarroom. person or religion that could that it doesn’t see the need for a
Congresschief,RahulGandhi, affect peace and communal har- court-monitored probe into the
and general secretary,Priyanka mony. Similarly, no aspect of deal and that it is convinced due
Gandhi, however,are yetto visit private life, not connected with process was followed, but is
thenewwarroom.RahulGandhi the public activities, of the lead- now hearing a review petition
wasaninfrequentvisitortoGRR. ers or workers of other parties on this.
“Meetings with him are usually shall be criticised,” said Khade Commenting on one of the
held at his office or at the party in a notice to Thakur and Vikas BJP’s core campaign planks,
headquarters,”saidaseniorCon- Virani, BJP district president, nationalism, Gandhi said those
gress leaderwhospokeoncondi- organiser of the programme. talking of nationalism don’t
tion of anonymity. Pragya Thakur said she answer serious questions. “In
Theparty hasalsotaken some would reply to the notice. “I have the last five years, what has the
QUICK space in a Talkatora Road prop- already apologised for my com- Modi government done for the DR. HARMIT SINGH
erty for routine work but none of ments. However, it was my per- youth, farmers, the poor labou- Left us for his heavenly abode on 18th April 2019
the senior leaders go there. sonal pain which I expressed,” rers? A Rafale plane worth Rs
The Gurdwara Rakabganj she said. 526 crore will be bought for Rs
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Celebratory firing Body of man with J H A J JA R C H E AT I N G C A S E

Court adjourns
throat slit found in
injures 1 in Rohini northwest Delhi matter till April 24
HT Correspondent Press Trust of India
THE INCIDENT TOOK n Associated News International 3thisyear,NaveenKumarlodged
PLACE AROUND 9 PM IN n acomplaintatTilakNagarpolice
NEWDELHI:A 12-year-old boy was
critically injured after being
his throat slit was found near NEW DELHI: The Patiala House
station against a woman for
shot in the head during a wed- THE BOY WAS STANDING bushes in northwest Delhi’s CourtonSaturdayadjournedtill In the First Information
ding procession in Rohini on IN THE BALCONY OF HIS AzadpurareaonSaturday,police April24hearinginthebailmatter Report, Kumar had alleged that
Saturday night. said. ofa womanwhowas arrestedfor the woman in 2017 demanded Rs
The child remained under THIRD-FLOOR HOUSE TO Police were informed around cheatingamanhailingfromHar- 10 lakhs from him in lieu of get-
observation till late on Satur- WATCH A WEDDING 7.55amabout the unknown body yana’s Jhajjar district of ₹50,000 ting him a job of a process server
day, even as the police made lying near railway line at Azad- in lieu of getting him a job at the or class IV employ at the top Some of the major projects developed and displayed by students

efforts to trace the accused. pur flyover, they said. Supreme Court. court. and faculty on Saturday included a foldable bed for “bed-ridden”
The incident took place On reaching the spot, police The matter is being investi- After the complaint paid the patients, a height-adjustable wheelchair, a staircase climbing aide
around 9 pm in Rithala area under treatment and critical,” found his throat slit by a sharp gated by the Crime Branch. first installment of the total for disabled people and foldable bicycle. HT PHOTO
when the boy was standing in said a senior police officer who edged weapon. In view of the matter, the amount,thecouplefledandlater
the balcony of his third-floor
house to watch a wedding pro-
cession that was passing by on
the street outside.
is not authorised to speak to the
The hospital staff, on realis-
ing that the child has a gun shot
a probe initiated, a senior police
officer said.
The body is yet to be identified
Investigating Officer Mukesh
ropolitan Magistrate Manish
Khurana to “cancel” the bail
threatened to implicate him in a
false case if he demanded his
money back.
On March 10, the woman was
IIT-D wows with
“One of the relatives from
groom’s side opened fire during
the procession. The bullet hit
the child in his head. As he col-
injury, called up the police.
Senior police officers arrived
at the spot and the suspect who
had fired the gunshot was iden-
and has been preserved in the
that efforts are being made to
identify it.
granted to the accused in the
“interest of justice”.
It came after the complainant
arrested and a case was regis-
tered against the accused under
the section 420/506 and 120 B of
the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
innovations on
Open House Day
lapsed, bleeding profusely, his tified. Police are also scanning was being threatened by the She was later sent to the judi-
family members raised the “Efforts to trace the man have through profiles of missing per- accused and her associates. cial custody and thereafter
alarm and the child was rushed been launched. A case of sonsatthelocalpolicestationsto ChiefMetropolitanMagistrate released on bail on March 12 on
to Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospi- attempt to murder and arms act identifythebody.Ifnotidentified Manish Khurana adjourned the the orderofMetropolitan Magis-
tal. From there he was referred has been registered,” the police within72hours,thepost-mortem matterastheapplicationwasnot trate Sumeet Anand of Patiala Fareeha Iftikhar 100 schools of Delhi-NCR, was a
to a private hospital where he is officer said. will be conducted, they said. served to the accused. On March House Court. n technology to “remote-control”
the nervous system.
NEWDELHI: From security system “The technology can be appli-

the complainant in the case and
47-yr-old wanted in 18-year-old killed that detects changes in pressure
to ring an alarm, to a device that
cation in case if the lowerbody of
a person is paralysed by some
in road mishap in again, the IIT-Delhi showcased neuron diseases but the brain in
case against CJI
the lady and the hearing in the
matter is today in the Patiala
year-old murder outer Delhi
around 60 innovations by its stu-
dents and faculty on Saturday.
Naga Jayant, an M Tech stu-
can send signals from the brain
using EEG (Electroencephalog-

heard by CJI
CJI Gogoi said in court on Sat-
ing against her husband and her
brother-in-law also,” observed
CJI Gogoi.
case arrested: Cops Press Trust of India
dent and a co-inventor of the
security system, said users can
activate the system using their
mobile phones.“Users can fix
raphy) to stimulate the muscle
andcanhelpinitiatesome move-
ment in the limbs like lifting and
twisting an arm or leg a little and
Press Trust of India
urday that the former staffer,
who made allegations against
An application for cancella-
tion of bail of the former staffer n
THE SUSPECT WAS NEW DELHI: An 18-year-old man-
died and two of his friends sus-
on valuables such as gadgets,
clenching fists,” said Tapan K
Nayan, an assistant professor at
him,has“acriminalbackground says that she was arrested on ACCUSED OF KILLING tained injuries in a road acci- vehicles andjewellery. Ifthereis IIT-D’s school of biological
and has two FIRs against her”.
FIR is short for first information
on March 11 and released on bail
NEW DELHI: A man who had been
SANJAY CHAWLA (47), A dent in outer Delhi on
Saturday morning, the police
any pressure built on them, the
burglar alarm will start beeping
Some of the other major pro-
report. on March 12. murdercasewasheld,policesaid RESIDENT OF MALVIYA said. immediately and the user will jects developed by students and
The hearing began with the CJI Gogoi has seven more on Saturday. NAGAR, IN FEBRUARY 8 The deceased was identified also get a message on her or his facultyincludedafoldablebedfor
CJIsummarisingtheallegations moths of service left and retires The suspect, Rajender, a resi- as Himanshu (18), the injured as mobile phone,” “bed-ridden” patients, a height-
made against him in the letter on November 17, 2019. dentofSangamVihar,wascarry- LAST YEAR, DEPUTY Sahib (21) and Jayant (18), they With the “intelligent vehicle adjustable wheelchair, a stair-
(which also has a sworn under- After the hearing, the bench ing a reward of ₹ 50,000 on his COMMISSIONER OF said, adding that the other vehi- monitoring system”, developed case climbing aide for disabled
taking), and also published on refrained from passing any judi- arrest, they said. cle involved in the bypostgraduatestudentsAnshu- people and foldable bicycle.
Saturdaymorning infouronline cial orders but said, “We leave it He was accused of killing San-
POLICE (CRIME) RAM accident has not yet been identi- man Singh and Pardhi IIT-DdirectorVRamgopalRao
publications. to the wisdom of the media to jayChawla(47),aresidentofMal- GOPAL NAIK SAID fied. Chandan, any monitoring body on Saturday said that the insti-
Hesaid: “Ireceivedcommuni- showrestraint,actresponsiblyas viya Nagar, in February 8 last “At around 5:40am, an acci- can detect drivers who use the tute is focusing on developing
cation from four online publica- is expected from them and year, Deputy Commissioner of interest, Chawla repeatedly dent occurred on Jwalaheri mobile phones while on technologies having some social
tions, Caravan, Leaflet, Scroll accordingly decide what should Police (crime) Ram Gopal Naik insulted him and he decided to Market Chowk Road. At the the move. impact.Hehasalsoannouncedto
and Wire wanting to know of my orshouldnotbepublishedaswild said. take revenge. spot, a damaged Honda City car “It is based on Global System introduce “professors of prac-
responseontheallegations.They and scandalous allegations During investigation, it was Therefore, he hatched a con- was found,” a senior police offi- for Mobile (GSM) communica- tice” initiative at the institute.
gave me less than 12 hours to undermineandirreparablydam- revealed that the deceased was a spiracy with Rajender and Rohit cer said. tiontechnology.Ifit’sinstalledin “The IIT-D senate has already
respond. A response was sent to age the reputation and negate financerandusedtoprovideloan Thakurandhepromisedtopay₹5 The three injured persons a vehicle it will automatically approved the programme under
these publications by the Secre- independence of the judiciary. against interest on monthly lakh, police said. were rushed to a hospital in a send signals to the authorised which experts from the indus-
tary General denying the allega- Wewould,therefore,atthisjunc- basis, Naik said. Further,theygavecontractto police van, but Himanshu was person whenever the driver is tries having more than 10-years
tions.” ture leave it to the media to take Thereafter,threemen—Man- Rajender and he hired Dinesh later declared dead there, he usingthephonewhilethevehicle ofexperiencewillbeencouraged
Rebutting the allegations, the off such material which is unde- jot Singh, Dinesh, Vickey and andthejuvenile.Onthedayofthe said. in motion,” said Singh. tocomeandteachstudentsatthe
CJIsaid,“Iwillnotstooploweven sirable.” Rohit Thakur — were arrested incident,Dineshandthejuvenile Subsequently, a case was reg- Among the other innovations institute.Theywillbeparticipat-
to deny this allegation. What while one juvenile was appre- followed Chawala from office to istered at Paschim Vihar east put up on display during the ing in researches as well. Most
troubles me is that after 20 years
AFTER THE HEARING, hended on March 14, 2018, the
DCP said.
residence andlater stabbed him,
police added.
was and a probe was initiated,
police said.
event, its 15th Open House Day
attended by 5,000 students from
importantly they will not need
any PhD for this,” he said.
of ₹6 lakh, 80 thousand and ₹40 THE BENCH REFRAINED However, the main accused,
lakh in provident fund. When I
was an advocate I had more. No
FROM PASSING ANY Rajender,wasabsconding,police
onecancatchmeonmoney.They JUDICIAL ORDERS BUT He was arrested following a
have to look for something else. SAID, “WE LEAVE IT TO tip-off on Friday from near
Even my peon has more money Tuglakabad Fort, the DCP said.
than me.” THE WISDOM OF THE During interrogation, it was
Brushingasidetheallegations, MEDIA TO SHOW revealed that Manjot Singh took
headded: “Thisemployeewasin a loan of ₹52 lakh from Chawla.
my home office for a month-and-
RESTRAINT...” Whenhewasunabletopaythe
a-half. Theallegation pertains to
an incident on October 11 and 12,
2018, when my personal private
secretary made a report of inap-
propriate behaviour by the
staff(er) and forwarded it to the
registry. Thereafter she was
point of time, unsolicited phone
band of the lady seeking help
from the CJI to put her back into
service, which were reported to
the Delhi Police.”
ground. There are two FIRs
against her. One was against her
when she entered service under
section 324 (Voluntarily causing
hurt by dangerous weapons or
means) and 506 (criminal intimi-
negotiating a deal for employ-
ment in the Supreme Court for a
against a claim of ₹10 lakh. She
was arrested in this FIR and was
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POLL NARRATIVE Congress chief says mood of people favours This is not right for India’s Will Priyanka Gandhi contest in
unity. To eliminate this feeling the Lok Sabha election?
change; lists major failures of Bharatiya Janata Party govt, including and to tell every Indian in the Let’s see. Let there be some sus-
south that your voice will be pense for now!
unemployment, rural distress, alleged corruption in Rafale deal heard and you are also an
important part of this country, You have been regularly been seen
you are also India, that is why I performing puja or going to reli-
HINDUSTANINTERVIEW am contesting from Wayanad,
in the south of India.
gious places. Do you perform puja
in your private life?

ongress president Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, In Delhi, too, talks of coalition con- My work is my biggest worship.
Rahul Gandhi is confi- Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Kar- tinued for a long time. What hap- If you have to take the oath for the The work I do and the path of
dent that the grand old nataka, we gave loan waivers in pened after that? post of Prime Minister, what will my life are also an important
party will do much 72 hours. The third issue is cor- We said clearly that in Delhi we be the first three things that you form of worship for me. That’s
better in the ongoing ruption which is all around us, are ready to form an alliance will do. also a part of our Indian culture.
Lok Sabha elections than esti- especially corruption in the with the Aam Aadmi Party to Firstly, the decision on the post If a person or a community
mated by media surveys. In an Rafale deal where the trail of defeat the BJP. There was also a of the Prime Minister depends invites me to their place of wor-
interview with Shashi She- corruption leads directly to Mr consensus on the four-three for- on the people of India. The pub- ship or house, I would definitely
khar, editor of Hindustan, a Modi’s doorstep. mula. But I do not know why lic will decide. But, my priori- like to go. I respect and under-
sister publication of the Hindu- they changed their mind. Now ties are to put the Indian econ- stand their religious senti-
stan Times, Gandhi said the After the Gujarat elections, the they talk about Haryana, talk omy back on track, end the pain ments. This is the path of India.
mood of the people clearly Congress has gained some about Punjab, talk about Goa, of farmers and workers,
favoured change and listed the ground… do you think the expecta- too. It is their decision to not employment for the youth and The Congress had reduced
major failures of the Bharatiya tions of good results from Con- form an alliance in Delhi. We pave the way to the future. strength in Parliament but from
Janata Party (BJP)-led govern- gress have increased? have offered them four seats in Today, the future does not seem the beginning, it was vocal against
ment, including rising unem- The performance of the Con- Delhi because we want to defeat bright to the youth of India. We the government. Now, it looks like
ployment, rural distress and gress is going to be much better the BJP. have to create a new path for it is increasingly becoming a per-
alleged corruption in the Rafale than what media surveys are our youth. A new vision. sonal battle between Narendra
deal. The coalition Congress showing. This is not fully visi- Today, I was in Surat for five Modi and you. Do you agree?
has formed in Tamil Nadu will ble in newspapers and TV chan- hours. I stopped the car at one VIRENDRA SINGH GOSAIN/HT FILE Why is it that Pakistan comes up I had hugged him in front of
“wipe out everybody,” Gandhi nels because we know that the place and many daily-wagers as a political issue in every Indian everyone in Parliament. You go
said, and the alliance in Bihar BJP government puts pressure came to us in search of work. Like- government destroyed the pur- Commission chief, or the stake- tion of Congress governments election? Sometimes, it is said that through all my speeches and
will “bring great results.” He on media through its various wise, traders are very disap- chasing power of the people. If holder of any institution run- in these states, we waived the former PM Manmohan Singh met see, I never make any personal
also said Gujarat, the home agencies and uses the govern- pointed with GST. When I asked we do not give impetus to that ning the country. RBI, Planning loans of farmers. Now they say Pakistani ambassador. Some- attacks. I speak with affection. I
state of Prime Minister Naren- ment’s advertising funds to “who are you voting for”, they purchasing power, and do not Commission, Supreme Court — from where will get the annual times you are accused. don’t talk about his family. I
dra Modi and BJP president control the narrative. remembered “Gujarati pride.” Will restart the economy of India, Mr Modi has insulted them all. ₹72,000 for five crore families? I Do you remember what Mr never say anything about his
Amit Shah, would give a “huge you be able to encash this discon- how will the country move for- In fact, for the first time in the tell you, we will get it out of the Modi said in the 2014 election? father or mother or his wife.
majority” to the Congress in the You have not been in power for a tent in the Lok Sabha ward? We have spent the last history of the country, Supreme pockets of the handful of indus- He made four major promises. I respect the Prime Minister,
Lok Sabha polls. Edited long time in the country’s largest elections? many months on planning how Court judges were forced to trialist friends of Mr Modi. Nei- One, that he will deposit ₹15 but he should speak the truth.
excerpts: states such as UP, Bihar, Tamil Remember one thing. Gujarat we will re-start the Indian econ- seek justice from the people of ther will we burden the middle lakh in every bank account. He claims to be a chowkidar,
Nadu, etc. It has had an impact on was considered the BJP-RSS omy. Our flagship Nyay scheme the country. Today the Chief class nor will we take money Two, he will give jobs to two but on the other hand gives
You are on election tours across the organisation. Will it be difficult stronghold but in the assembly [Nyuntam Aay Yojana men- Justice of the Supreme Court from them and we will not raise crore youth every year. ₹30,000 crore to Anil Ambani in
the country. How do you feel about to get better results there? elections in Gujarat, BJP tioned in the manifeso], will has spoken out against the pres- income tax. The Nyay scheme Three, farmers will get 50% the Rafale deal, what else can be
it? What kind of results will the The success of our coalition in almost collapsed. This was play a big role in this. sure being exerted on the judi- will remonetise the Indian profit over their cost of produc- said (of it) but (that it’s) theft?
Congress get? Tamil Nadu will wipe out every- despite the fact that Narendra cial system. Our institutions economy. The way petrol is pro- tion. Four, ₹80 lakh crore worth It’s not my personal battle. I am
Positive results will come body. I believe that the Con- Modi and Amit Shah had used There is an allegation that all insti- are critical to the survival of vided to an engine, the Nyay of black money would be only carrying out my responsi-
because the country is disap- gress will win all the seats all their strength there. Do you tutions have broken down in a our democracy. scheme will ‘jump-start’ the brought back to India within bilities for the country.
pointed with the BJP and wants there. The alliance in Bihar will know what kind of pressure way. When one talks to those from entire economy. With this, the 100 days. He failed to deliver on [The government and Anil
change. also bring great results. In Uttar was exerted in Surat? How the the BJP, they start giving old What do you consider the three poor will get money, demand these four promises and that’s Ambani’s Reliance Group have
Pradesh, we are fighting sepa- income tax department and examples. As a leader of the new failures of Narendra Modi? will increase, manufacturing the reason why he is trying to denied allegations of any
If you talk about numbers? rately but the Congress will win government agencies were mis- century, what will you do for the Unemployment, the destruc- will increase and the youth will divert issues. On the other wrongdoing in the Rafale deal.]
Instead of numbers, look at the seats. That’s why we have sent used? Gujarat’s results will be a restoration of impartiality and tion of Indian economy, demon- get employment. hand, we have promised to
mood of the public. The atmos- Priyanka ji and Scindia ji to UP. surprise. Gujarat is going to prestige of these institutions? etisation and Gabbar Singh deposit ₹72,000 every year in the You had hugged Narendra Modi
phere of change is clearly visi- In Bihar, our state incharge, give a huge majority to the Con- India’s strength is its institu- Tax. You are also contesting from Way- bank accounts of the poorest of once but did you ever see any such
ble. There are three reasons. Shakti Singh Gohil, has done gress party in this Lok Sabha tions that make the govern- anad. But Smriti Irani says you the poor. That’s ₹ 3.6 lakh over feeling for you in him?
First, unemployment is at its some good work. election. ment accountable and You have tried to change the politi- have gone looking for a safe seat. 5 years. No. It looks like he has personal
peak, the youth are restless, but Demonetisation, the Gabbar strengthen democracy. Our cal narrative through Nyay. The Amethi is my ‘karmabhoomi’. I Secondly, we will fill up all animosity against me. But I
Narendra Modi is not even talk- You did not form a coalition in Singh Tax, and Narendra institutions have a special government faces fund con- contest from Amethi, and will government jobs to create new don’t have any personal ani-
ing about employment. For the Uttar Pradesh. People thought you Modi’s policies benefited people place, they are respected. Nar- straints today, how will you imple- continue to do so. I want to send employment opportunities for mosity or hate towards him.
Congress, the youth and would form one. like Anil Ambani, Nirav Modi endra Modi has tried to weaken ment it? a clear message to my brothers youth. We will have a separate My fight is on ideological
employment are a priority. Sec- In Uttar Pradesh, the SP-BSP and Mehul Choksi, but this democracy by weakening the We have always kept our prom- and sisters in south India. budget for our farmers. grounds. I am fighting against
ond, agriculture and farmers decided not to form a coalition. emphasis on benefitting crony various institutions of our ise. We spoke of a farm loan When you go to south India, Thirdly, we will empower the his ideology. I neither have any
are in trouble but Mr Modi However, we wanted all of us to capitalist friends of Mr Modi, country. waiver in Madhya Pradesh, whether it is Kerala, Tamil people of India to fight against anger nor any vengeance
seems oblivious to this fight together. I respect their has jammed the engine of Hin- On the contrary, the Con- Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Pun- Nadu, Puducherry, Goa, Kar- corruption. It will begin with against Modi.
problem. decision. We respect Mayawati dustan’s economy. That’s why gress’s nature is to strengthen jab and Karnataka. Mr Modi nataka, Telangana or Andhra the Rafale probe. Narendra But he has anger and the
You are aware of our record ji and Akhilesh ji. We are fight- you met with a lot of unem- the institutions and through said there is no money for loan Pradesh, everywhere one Modi has nothing left to say need for revenge. When he
when it comes to protecting the ing alone but I’m certain we will ployed workers in Surat. The them our democracy. You ask waivers. strong feeling is prevalent, that about his poll promises so he is meets me in public, he often
interests of our farmers. In get good results. truth is that, in a way, the Modi the RBI chief, the Planning Within 48 hours of the forma- their voice is not being heard. trying to divert attention. looks away. That’s his style.

National Highway-44 ban Tejashwi skips



partially lifted in J&K Rahul rally again

HT Correspondent
CIVILIAN MOVEMENT firstphaseofthethree-phasepoll-
inginSouthKashmir’sAnantnag HT Correspondent
BETWEEN SRINAGAR on April 23. The LS seat,which n
DELHI/SRINAGAR: Restrictions on
civilian traffic on the Jammu-
AND BARAMULLA ON has been without a representa-
tive in Parliament since 2016. PATNA/SUPAUL: TheRashtriyaJan-
Srinagar Highway – NH-44 – NH-44 WILL BE LIMITED The J&K police and the CRPF ata Dal (RJD)’s Tejashwi Prasad
imposed after the Pulwama sui- TO SUNDAY FROM APRIL will guard the hypersensitive Yadav,leaderoftheoppositionin
cide attack which killed 40 sol- polling booths, which are most the Bihar assembly, missed ally
diers in February, has been 22. THERE WILL BE NO vulnerable in the region, senior Rahul Gandhi’s rally in Supaul,
relaxed, the J&K government BAN ON WEDNESDAY officialssaidrequestinganonym- Bihar,onSaturday,theCongress
said in a statement. ity.Ninetypercentofthe900poll- president’s third in the state and
On February 14, 40 soldiers of ing booths in the constituency the third missed by Tejashwi, n Tejashwi Prasad Yadav HT FILE
theCentralReservePoliceForce two weeks, it said. have been declared hypersensi- prompting opponents to claim
were killed when an explosive- “Complete review of restric- tive. Separate teams headed by that all was not well within the ces within GA nor is there is any
laden vehicle rammed into their tions on the highway would be senior police officers have been Mahagatbandhan,orGrandAlli- threat to GA unity,” said the n Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia with his wife Priyadarshini during a public meeting
convoy. On March 30, another done after the last phase of elec- formed to tackle stone pelters. ance (GA). party’s state spokesperson, Mri- after filing his nomination papers at Gandhi Maidan in Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh on Saturday.
attempt to target a convoy failed. tions on May 6 to examine the The army will be pressed into Tejashwi has previously tunjay Tiwary. Tejashwi told Priyadarshini said that her husband will win by a huge margin of votes. MUJEEB FARUQUI/HT PHOTO
Following this, on April 7, the need for continuing with them,” “night and area domination missed Gandhi’s rallies in Gaya journalistsinPatna “Iwillattend
movement of civilian traffic the statement said, but efforts,” the officials said. andKatihar.TheCongress,RJD, other rallies of Rahul Gandhi.”
alongthehighwaywasrestricted added,“The restrictions will be PDPleader Mehbooba Mufti RashtriyaLokSamtaParty,Hin- The Congress echoed that.
istration rolled back the restric-
modifications will be made as
was elected to the Lok Sabha in
2014 from Anantnag, but she
resigned after becoming chief
dustani Awam Morcha and
Vikassheel Insan Party are part
“Tejashwi had a pre-planned
goes to the polls on April 23, to
Akhilesh accuses Modi backs Pragya
tions partially, from two days to
ular with the local population,
2016 following assembly elec-
ing nine of the 40 LS seats in the
state and the RJD 20 with the
canvass for Vikassheel Insaan
Party candidate Mukesh Sahni, uncle Shivpal of despite Oppn furore
added that these will further be
reviewed after the last phase of
polling is over on May 6. An offi-
importantly the security forces
weren’t either keen on continu-
ing with the restrictions,” a sen-
tions. The security situation in
South Kashmir forced the Elec-
tion Commission to defer a
other partners fielding candi-
dates in the rest.
BJP-led National Democratic
said the Congress’s Bihar
incharge Shakti Singh Gohil.
colluding with BJP HT Correspondent attacksasmartyrs.Congressand
cial statement said, “Therestric- iorMinistryofHomeofficialwho by-election and the seat has Alliance (NDA) leaders high- Still,thesignificanceofSupaul FIROZABAD: SamajwadiParty(SP) n Nationalist Congress Party
tion on civilian movement did not want to be named said remainedvacantsince.Inspector lighted Yadav’s conspicuous beingthevenueofthelatestGan- presidentAkhileshYadavonSat- demanded an apology.
betweenSrinagarandBaramulla explainingthereasonbehindthe GeneralofPoliceSPPaniand top absence at Gandhi’s rallies and dhi rally missed by Yadav hasn’t urday accused his uncle Shivpal NEWDELHI: Afiercepoliticalbattle Following the furore, Thakur
on National Highway-44 would move. officialsonSaturdayheldameet- said the alliance was coming been lost on analysts. The local Yadav, withouttakinghis name, ragedonthecontroversialnomi- reportedly apologised for her
now be limited only to Sunday “The tourist season begins ing with officers who will be apart. “There is no unity in GA. unit of the RJD has openly of being in collusion with the nationofMalegaonblastaccused remarks, but on Saturday
with effect from April 22. There from May. In addition, the J&K deployed on the ground on Tues- Theallianceleadersareavoiding opposed Congress’s sitting MP Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Pragya Thakur as the Bharatiya demandedanapologyfromthose
would be no prohibition on civil- government will move back to day. eachotherandskippingralliesby RanjeetRanjanandhasnotcam- Akhilesh, however, denied JanataParty’sBhopalcandidate, who“torturedherfornineyears”
ian traffic on Wednesday.” Srinagar – the summer Capital “The first and second phase of topleaders,”saidUnionminister paigned for her. Ranjan’s hus- thathehadexpelledShivpalfrom assaffronpartyledbyPrimeMin- while speaking to reporters.
The restrictions, however, fromMay,”asecondseniorMHA polls, which remained almost andBJP’sPatnaSahibcandidate, band and the sitting MP from the party. He claimed his uncle ister Narendra Modi rallied However,PrimeMinisterNar-
would continue between Srina- official said indicating more violence-free, has given us confi- Ravi Shankar Prasad. Madhepura,RajeshRanjanalias had got him expelled from the behind the decision to field her, endra Modi defended Thakur’s
gar and Udhampur on National relaxation in the coming days. dence but the election in Anant- “That there are a lot of inner Pappu Yadav, has gone on to file party. evenasleadersacrosstheopposi- candidatureinaTVinterviewon
Highway-44 as earlier. Even on Earlier this week, HT had nag will be a big challenge,’’ said contradictions in GA was appar- hisnominationpapersfromMad- Akhilesh was addressing a tion have questioned the move. Friday.Hehitoutatcriticsasking
thedaysofrestrictions—Sunday reported about the government a senior police officer. ent from the fact that Tejashwi hepura as an independent after rallyinMakhanpurinsupportof On Friday, Thakur said that why she could not contest when
andWednesday—betweenSrin- reconsidering the restriction on BaramullaandSrinagarinthe has been skipping Rahul Gan- GA turned down his request to Akshay Yadav, the sitting MP theformerMumbaiAnti-Terror- therewereothercandidateswho
agar and Udhampur and on Sun- civilian traffic. KashmirvalleyvotedonApril11 dhi’smeetings,”said ChiragPas- field him. Veteran socialist and son of SP general secretary istSquadchiefHemantKarkare, were out on bail.
daybetweenBaramullaandSrin- and 18. On the recommendation wan of the Lok Janshakti Party, Sharad Yadav is the RJD’s offi- Ram Gopal Yadav. Akshay faces who died in action during the “People who have been con-
agar, the local administration SECURITY MEASURES of the Police, the Election Com- another NDA constituent. cial nominee for the seat. The hisuncleShivpal,whoiscontest- Mumbai terror attacks on 26 victed by the court, some are
would continue to facilitate the FOR ANANTNAG missionhasreducedtheduration BoththeRJDandtheCongress RJD is apprehensive that Pappu ing as a Pragatisheel Samajwadi November2008,hadtorturedher. going to meet them in jail, or
movement of civilian traffic as Between 30,000 and 40,000 secu- of polling, which will begin at 7 sought to downplay Tejashwi’s Yadav might spoil Sharad Party (PSP) candidate. She added that the top cop and when they go to the hospital. Do
has been happening in the last rity forces will be in place for the am and conclude at 4 pm. absence. “There are no differen- Yadav’s victory chances. BSPchiefMayawatiandRash- died after she cursed him. such people have the right to
triyaLokDalpresidentAjitSingh Pragya Thakur is among the preach? Secondly, if the Amethi
alsoaddressedtherally.Allthree seven accused in the 2008 Male- candidate is out on bail, no
pollbriefs parties have tied up in Uttar Pra-
gaon blast case in which six peo-
ple were killed and over 100
debate. If the Rae Bareli candi-
date is out on bail, no debate. But
I am scared, nobody knows Poll commission notice to Situation in Bengal like in Four police observers Congress seeks removal of “Conspiraciesarebeinghatched injured on September 29. Kark- if the Bhopal candidate is out on
what Modi will do: Pawar Sidhu over Bihar remarks Bihar 15 yrs ago: EC appointed for Tripura polling Rae Bareli collector against us andfalsehood is being are was heading the probe and bail,toraiseastormonthis.How
spreadthatwehaveexpelledhim Pragya Thakur was arrested as willthissustain?”thePrimeMin-
MUMBAI: NCP chief Sharad Pawar NEW DELHI: The Election Commis- KOLKATA: Election Commission AGARTALA: The EC appointed four LUCKNOW: The state Congress on (Shivpal) from the Samajwadi the motorcycle used in the blast istersaid,referringtoRahulGan-
said Saturday that he was “terribly sion (EC) on Saturday issued a special observer Ajay V Nayak central police observers to hold the Saturday urged the EC to remove Partyandhaveinsultedhim.Itis wasregisteredinhername.Tha- dhi and Sonia Gandhi, who are
afraid” as to what PM Narendra notice to Congress leader Navjot Saturday said the situation in West third phase of polling in the Tripura Rae Bareli district magistrate Neha
totallyfalse...”saidAkhilesh.“In kur,whohasbeenchargedunder currently on bail in a case of
Modi, who once called Pawar his Singh Sidhu over his reported Bengal was similar to what it was East LS seat, where election was Sharma who, it alleged, was
fact, it was he (Shivpal) who con- the Unlawful Activities(Preven- alleged misappropriation per-
mentor in politics, would do next. appeal to Muslims in Bihar to vote in Bihar around 10 to 15 years ago deferred to April 23, citing an playing a partisan role and work-
Pawar was addressing a campaign en-bloc to defeat the Bharatiya and had lead to voters’ demand for “unconducive security situation”, ing as an agent of BJP candidate vinced Neta ji (Mulayam Singh tion) Act, is out on bail after nine taining to the National Herald
rally at Daund in Baramati LS seat Janata Party. The poll panel has deployment of central forces in the an official said here on Saturday. Dinesh Pratap Singh. In a memo- Yadav) to expel me and other years in jail. Her comments case.
from where his daughter Supriya given Sidhu 24 hours to reply to its Lok Sabha elections. The TMC The EC appointed three central randum to CEO L Venkateshwarlu , party leaders (Ram Gopal received widespread censure Madhya Pradesh Chief Elect-
Sule is seeking re-election. “Modi notice, which has found the demanded his removal, claiming police observers and a special senior Congress leaders said there Yadav),”healleged.“Therewere from leaders, including Uddhav oral Office sources said a com-
says he came into politics holding remarks to be in contravention of that Nayak has allegiance to the central police observer to oversee was no possibility of holding a free meetings between him (Shivpal) Thackeray, chief of Shiv Sena, a plaint has been received against
my finger. But now I am terribly the model code of conduct that RSS and the BJP. Meanwhile, as per the use of security forces in polling and fair election here as the DM and BJP on the sly, for which he BJP ally. The party’s state unit Thakur for her comments on
afraid, because what this man will bars making an appeal for votes EC orders, Malda SP Arnab Ghosh in the mountainous tribal reserved had failed to discharge her duty in wasawardedbytheUPchiefmin- toodistanceditselffromherreac- Karkare. The matter is under
do, nobody knows,” he said along religious lines. will be replaced with Ajoy Prasad. parliamentary constituency. an impartial manner. ister with a bungalow... ,” he tions,sayingthatitconsideredall enquiry, they said.
alleged. HTC those who died in the 26/11 (With PTI
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Poll watchdog
RSStoBJPcandidates: stops streaming of
Modi web series
Focusonthelocalissues HT Correspondent

NEWDELHI: Amidtheongoinggen-
STRATEGY Advises party to improve oratory skills, use crowd-pullers, infuse energy in rallies eral elections, the Election Com-

mission has asked the producers
Smriti Kak Ramachandran
The RSS has asked of a web series based on Prime
Minister Narendra Modi’s life,
candidates to focus n Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra interacts with a Modi: Journey of a Common
NEWDELHI: As the BharatiyaJan- child in Kannur on Saturday. HT PHOTO Man,tostopits online streaming
ata Party (BJP) prepares for the on local concerns, as and remove allcontentrelated to
eral election, its ideological par-
issues like the Balakot air it until further orders.
The commission also asked
ent Rashtriya Swayamsevak
Sangh (RSS) has asked candi-
dates to focus on local concerns,
as issues like the Balakot air
strikes (against Pakistan)
and the overall popularity
of the government
Rahul is in your Eros Now, the producers of the
Acting on a complaint for-
wardedtoit bythechief electoral
of the government have “limited
traction on the ground”, accord-
ing to people aware of develop-
have ‘limited traction on
the ground’.
hands: Priyanka officerofDelhi,thepoll watchdog
disturb the level playing field at
election time and was in contra-
ments. RSS FUNCTIONARY HT Correspondent inherfirstpoliticalrallyinsouth vention of the model code of con-
The Sangh has also asked the n In 2014, the Sangh’s foot soldiers urged people to vote the last n India. Priyanka Gandhi also duct in force since the poll sched-
party and its candidates to general elections. PRATHAM GOKHALE/HT FILE listedthepersonalqualitiesofher ule was announced on March 10.
“infuse more energy into cam- These include the Sekhawati THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Campaign- brother. “He is a black belt (in Thecommission referredtoits
paigns and rallies”, they said on a 100% voter turnout, because BJPwinmorevotes.Ahighturn- region in Rajasthan where Jat- ingfor herbrother andCongress Aikido). Also a trained pilot. An April 10 order that barred the
condition of anonymity. morepeoplevotingwouldmeana out, it had said, would widen the Rajput caste equations are testy, president,RahulGandhi,inWay- ace diver and mountaineer. He screening of any biopic subserv-
With its experiment of moti- bettershotfortheBJPatwinning difference in vote share between and in Madhya Pradesh where anad, the party’s general secre- doesn’tlikeanypublicity.Iknow ing the purpose of any political
vating people to come out and with a majority. But that has not the BJP and other parties. theuppercastecommunitiesare tary, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, he won’t like what I am saying,” entity or individual, which has
vote — informally known as happened,” said the functionary However, the Sangh has now reportedly unhappy with the said on Saturday that the former she said, adding that Rahul Gan- the potential to disturb the level
“third party campaign” — not quoted above. asked candidates to focus on BJP. has been wrongly portrayed by dhiisalsowell-versedintheepics playing field during elections.
having worked too well, the RSS The RSS pracharaks also issues that resonate locally. The 2019 polls are crucial for opponents for at least a decade, and puranas, even as she ques- Taking noteof the fact thatthe
has stepped up efforts to garner reached out to the private sector Daily meetings are being held the RSS since it feels it has been but that he was still man enough tionedwhetherthecustodiansof web series showcases the differ-
support for the BJP. to help with creating awareness between pracharaks (workers) targetedmorebyopposition par- to go to the other side of parlia- the country have such in-depth entphasesofPMModi’slife,from
Accordingtoaseniorfunction- on participating in the electoral and candidates. ties than the Bharatiya Janata ment to hug the man who had knowledge in them. his childhood to becoming a
ary, the Sangh had for the first process, and through their point “The Sangh feels that, apart Party. called his mother names and Priyanka Gandhi spoke of the national leader, the EC, in its
time started a campaign where, persons, target groups such as fromPrimeMinister[Narendra] “The Sangh has benefitted insulted his late father. losses her family has suffered, order, said, “...In view of the
instead of directly campaigning doctors,academicsandlawyers. Modi and [BJP president] Amit from the BJP being in power in Shewasspeakingatameeting starting from her grandmother admittedfactsandmaterialavail-
for the BJP, its foot soldiers In the first phase, the voter Shah,theBJPdoesnothavepow- statessuchasMP—notonlywas at Mananthawady, Wayanad. Indira Gandhi, who was assassi- able on record, this web series
reached out to the masses and turnout was 69.45%, slightly erful speakers. So, candidates its ideology the basis for many Priyanka Gandhi was refer- nated.“Indirajiwaslikeamother being an original web series on
urged them to vote. The idea was lower than the 69.7% in 2014. In havebeenaskedtoimprovetheir policies, it also grew stronger ring to the incident in the Lok to us. When I was 12 she was NarendraModi,thePrimeMinis-
to build momentum in favour of thesecondphase,theturnoutwas oratoryskillsandusecrowd-pull- organizationally. But since the Sabha last year when the Con- assassinated in our home. Our ter and a political leader and a
theBJP,whichisseekingre-elec- 69.19%, marginally up from ers such as Uttar Pradesh chief Congress is back in power [in gress president walked over to smallfamilyoffourwasboundby prospective candidate inthecur-
tionattheCentre,insubtleways. 66.52% in the previous election. minister Yogi Adityanath,” said MP], it is already facing the heat. thetreasurybenchesandhugged the love of our parents. Seven rent general elections to the Lok
“Theturnoutafterthefirsttwo HT had earlier reported that a second functionary. So, it is imperative for the Sangh a bemused Prime Minister Nar- yearslaterwhenmybrotherwas Sabha, cannot be exhibited.”
phases has not been very differ- aftertheSangh’sannualmeeting TheSanghhasalsoearmarked to see a friendly party in the seat endra Modi after delivering a studying in Harvard, our father OnMonday,thepollwatchdog
ent from the corresponding pha- in Gwalior, it had set a target of areasonwhichitwillfocusforthe ofpower[attheCentre],”thefirst hard-hitting speech criticising (Rajiv Gandhi) was also killed. will convey its decision on the
sesin2014.TheSanghwaseyeing 100% voter turnout to help the upcoming phases of polling. functionary said. the NDA government. Despite thesepersonallosses,he screeningoftheModibiopictothe
In an emotionally-charged never nursedanyangertowards Supreme Court in a sealed
speech she said her brother has anyone,” she said, adding that envelop.

been personally +attacked for she is entrusting her brother to


many years. “They have sought the hands of people of Wayanad.
One more worker of our RALLY TRACKER Modi had raised to portray a character of him LikeRahul,PriyankaGandhi,
party has been killed in which is very far from truth. As too, spared the Left and attacked SAID THE SERIES HAS
hopes of people by children, we shared moments of the BJP. The Left parties were THE POTENTIAL TO
Narendra Modi
Purulia…Har atyachar ka nyay Amit Shah
promising to deposit devastation and loss together. upsetwithRahulGandhi’scandi-
Despite heavy losses, he never daturefromWayanad,hissecond
hoga (justice will be done for Nitin Gadkari ₹15 lakh in their account. nursed anger towards anyone. I constituency besides Amethi in PLAYING FIELD AT
am here to seek votes for my UP, and said it would dilute the
every atrocity)... Ab Rahul Gandhi I knew it cannot be done. brotherandbestfriend,”shesaid secular vote. ELECTION TIME
Priyanka Gandhi
nyay hoga (justice Rampur
Nyay scheme will act like
Uttar Pradesh
will be served now)
Prime Minister Etah
Uttar Supaul
Mamata Banerjee

petrol for the Indian
economy No new tax for Nyay: Manmohan
West Bengal RAHUL GANDHI, Congress chief

Pradesh Bilaspur Bihar

Indo Asian News Service every year to the poorest 20% of ther help in fiscal discipline. It
He(Modi) knows that he Chhattisgarh population, wouldnot entail any has been conceptualised after
The promises of

new tax on the middle class. muchthoughtandconsultations

will lose the elections Forbesganj
Bihar ‘achche din’ by the NEWDELHI: Former Prime Minis- He said that the Congress is withexperts,”ManmohanSingh
and that is why his face has Aurangabad Bhilai ter Manmohan Singh on Satur- committedtofiscaldisciplineand said.
Maharashtra Chhattisgarh South Dinajpur
BJP have proved to be day said that Nyay scheme of the Nyay would cost between 1.2% Speaking at a rally in Tamil
turned pale. He is now Shivamogga Congress will usher in an era of and 1.5% of the Gross Domestic Nadu last week, Prime Minister
West Bengal as hollow as the ones minimum income guarantee in Product (GDP) at its peak. NarendraModihadattackedthe
suffering from
given by the earlier India,endpovertyandrestartthe “Our nearly $3-trillion econ- scheme, saying, “They are now
‘haratanka’ (phobia Wayanad
economic engine which has omy has the fiscal capacity to saying‘ab hoganyay’,now there
Congress governments “come to a stop” under the absorb this expenditure. There will be justice…This means that
of losing polls) Kerala
present government. will be no need for any new taxes they have admitted that they did
MAMATA BANERJEE, Pathanamthitta at the Centre... Inastatement,Singh saidthat on the middle class to finance injustice for 60 years.”
West Bengal CM Kerala MAYAWATI, BSP chief implementation of Nyay, which Nyay. The economic stimulus Singhwasthefinanceminister
aimstoprovide₹72,000perfamily that Nyay will provide will fur- of the country from 1991-96.

PARTIES MEAN Wayanad hopes for better days Scrutiny of Rahul’s
In Wayanad, the Congress presi-
nomination deferred
dentislockedinathree-cornered HT Correspondent Inhispetition,Lalallegedthat
SLAVERY: JAITLEY WAYANAD: First-time voter Var-
sha John, a 23-year-old working
n Gandhi furnished false informa-
HT Correspondent in a technology firm in Benga- JanataParty-ledNationalDemo- NEWDELHI: The scrutiny of Con- cations.HeclaimedthatGandhi,
n luru, is on leavevisitingher fam- cratic Alliance’s Thushar Vella- gress president Rahul Gandhi’s in his election affidavit dated
ily in Wayanad. After the Con- pally. nomination papers from Uttar 03.04.2004 in Form No. 26, dis-
NEWDELHI: FinanceministerArun gress announced on March 31 Both his opponents often ask Pradesh’s Amethi has been put closed that he cleared the CBSE
Jaitley on Saturday said the that party president Rahul Gan- voters whether they want on hold after four independent SeniorSecondaryexaminationin
“present generation of dynast” dhiwillalsocontestWayanad,in another election in six months. candidates raised objections on 1989 and M.Phil in Development
hasbecomealiabilityfortheCon- additiontoAmethi,Johnmadeit “It is a time-pass for Rahul Gan- threecounts:hisname,national- EconomicsfromTrinityCollege,
gress party and expressed hope a point toextendherleaveto cast dhi. Don’t go by his empty prom- ity and educational qualifica- Cambridge University, in 1995.
that aspirational India would her vote on April 23. ises,”Vellapallytoldworkers on tions. The returning officer of “…Subsequently, the candi-
reject caste-based and dynastic “Idon’thaveanypoliticalaffil- Thursday citinghis track record Amethi said on Saturday that date in his election affidavits
partiesduringgeneralelections. iation.ButRahul’sentryhaselec- n Wayanad, from where Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is contesting, is inAmethi.Suneerhasaskedvot- Gandhihadbeenaskedtoreplyto dated 03.04.2009 and 11.04.2014
In a blog post titled, ‘Will 2019 trified the scene. I think it is the one of the most backward districts of Kerala. PTI ers to elect a candidate who can theobjectionsbyApril22afterhis disclosed different educational
Witness the Dynasty as a Liabil- best thing ever to happen to the devote all of his time to the con- lawyersoughtsometime.Amethi qualifications...,” the petition
ity on the Congress Party?’ Jait- backwarddistrict,”shesayswith Most of the educated young- crippledKeralalastyear.Onecan stituency. “His candidature is a goes to the polls on May 6. said. Lal raised questions about
ley wrote, “If the Congress’s a chuckle. sters eventually move to neigh- still sees the scars left by the dis- historic blunder. He came here TheCongresshasslammedthe Gandhi’snationalityonthebasis
dynast has only an ability to Johnisnotaloneinhopingthat bouringstateslike Karnataka or aster: hills scooped out by the only twice. After election he will independent candidate, Dhruv ofpurportedcopiesofacertificate
deliver44 seats or60 seatsin Par- the attention Wayanad is receiv- Tamil Nadu for employments; floods, damaged roads and disappear forever,” he told Lal, formakingfalseallegations. of incorporation of a UK-regis-
liament, what then is the incen- ing will open up new opportuni- severalothersflocktotheMiddle bridges. Of the over 400 persons youngsters in Kalpetta while SeniorCongressleaderAbhishek teredcompany,inwhichGandhi
tive for conventional Congress- ties. “Itis a god sent opportunity. East for blue-collar jobs. who died in the floods, the most campaigninglastweek. Atarally Manu Singhvi said, “Over hun- is stated to be a British national.
men to bear humiliation of sub- We are sure his candidature will More than half the 1.3 million- were from Wayanad and Idukki. in Thiruvananthapuram on dred pages of objections, clearly Only Indian citizens can contest
jecting themselves to a dynast? bringdevelopmenttoWayanad,” strong electorate in the state is “We still have little access to Thursday, Prime Minister Nar- prepared in advance, have been elections in the country.
Ultimately, in dynastic parties said Sreemaya V K, a postgradu- below the age of 35 years. John’s education, healthcare and hous- endraModisaid,“(RahulGandhi) filed on the day of scrutiny. It In Delhi, PTI quoted BJP
one has to accept political slav- ate and first-time voter. expectations from the high-pro- ing.Infantmortalitydeathisvery says he wants to give a message. raises the same 15-year-old alle- spokesperson GVL Narasimha
ery.” Dynastic politics are com- Althoughshehailsfromafam- file entrant in Kerala politics are high. We don’t need lip service In that case he should have con- gation... wrong name and wrong Rao as saying it was “stunning”
monamongseveralregionaland ilythathastraditionallyvotedfor high: greater job opportunities, but an exclusive package to lift tested either from the state capi- nationality. It reflects the fear thatGandhi’slawyerhadsought
national parties, including the the Left (the Left Democratic better travel facilities, lifting of a us,”saidJayaPS,apost-graduate tal or Pathanamthitta. It is noth- and frustration of BJP over the time to reply to the objections.
Congress.Thepartyhasbeenled Front, a coalition of left parties banonnighttravelalongtheKoz- tribalstudentfrom Mananthaw- ing but appeasement politics.” certain victory of Rahul Gandhi “Theseareseriousallegations.
byamemberoftheGandhifamily including the Communist Party hikode-Bangaluru highway and adi. She hopes Gandhi will help Gandhi has tried to address in Amethi. Hence, it is their des- IsRahulGandhianIndiancitizen
since independence. of India (Marxist), is one of the a railway line to Mysuru, a improve the lot of ancient tribes. these concerns. “It is great hon- perate attempt for a technical ornot?DidheeverbecomeaBrit-
“Arelevantquestionwiththis twoalternatingrulingcoalitions demand that is several decades “Wayand has21% tribalpopu- ourformetocontestinaconstitu- knock-out on a non-existent ish citizen? He should come out
changingsocio-economicprofile inthestate),sheisthinkingofgiv- old and has not been taken up by lation. Though the government ency in Kerala. I want to give a ground.” with the real story,” he said.
of India is — Are dynasties an ing her vote to the “PM-in-wait- successive governments. pumped in money it failed to message to the south by contest-
asset for a party or are they a lia- ing.”“Ithinkthetimeofhardcore “I have been hearing about reachtribals.Wehopethingswill ingfromWayanad,”hesaidwhile
bility? Unquestionably, the
ideology is over. What we need
arebetteropportunities. Politics
Nilambur-Nanjangud railway
line since my childhood. It is the
change with Rahul’s entry. With
ery on April 17. After filing his
becomea liabilityratherthan an of violence and hate will have to shortest route to Mysore from faremeasures]wecanavoidmid- nominations on April 4, Gandhi
14 polling officers BJP seeks action over
asset for the Congress,” he said. go,” she says. Kerala.Butithasnevermaterial- dle men and bureaucracy to an hasvisitedtheconstituencyonce,
suspended in Odisha K’taka minister’s remarks
Calling former PM Atal Bihari While many like her express ized,”saidPCMarakkar,48,who extent,”saidformerministerPK but senior leaders are camping
VajpayeeandcurrentPMNaren- hopeoverGandhi’scandidature, runs a taxi in Vythiri. Jayalakshmi,hailingfromKuru- here. Sister Priyanka Gandhi BHUBANESWAR: Odisha chief BENGALURU: Karnataka minister
draModithe“tallestpoliticiansof the troubles of this district, nes- He too hopes that Gandhi will chiya community. Vadra arrived on Saturday for a electoral officer Surendra Kumar Zameer Ahmed Khan has trig-
their generation”, he wrote that tled in the Western Ghats, run movethisalong.Afterall,Gandhi On April 17, during his visit to two-day visit. “Rahuls’ entry in has suspended 14 government gered a controversy by making
officers for dereliction of duty in certain alleged personal remarks
this could happen only in merit- deeper. A minority-dominated spoke of the travel difficulties in Sultan Bathery, Gandhi Wayanadwillhavearippleeffect
the second phase of polling on against Prime Minister Narendra
basedparties.“Ishistorygoingto constituency—theMuslimpopu- Wayanad during his last trip in requested a meeting with Sreed- in all constituencies of Kerala.
April 18 and recommended fresh Modi, prompting the state BJP to
witness something wholly lation is 32 %, while Christians April. hanya Suresh. The 24-year-old Left leaders’ outbursts are an polling at a booth in Sorada petition the Election Commission
unprecedented? Are we going to are22%andHindusmakeup46%, tribal youth had qualified in the indication of their uneasiness. assembly segment in Ganjam Saturday seeking necessary
witness the rejection of caste as per the 2011 census — It is one FOREST PRESERVATION, recentcivilserviceexamination. Thelittle-knownconstituencyis district. Kumar said the 14 officers action. BJP state election commit-
based and dynastic parties? And of the most backward districts of TRIBAL LIVES “Awomanwhoconfrontedadver- high on the political map of the were deployed in five Lok Sabha tee convener Dattaguru Hegde
will aspirational India make a Kerala. For instance, the infant Wayanad,whichhascloseto45% sities with much guts,” Gandhi country. We hope this will help and 35 assembly constituencies said: “It is an attack on personal
harsh judgement on electing a mortality ratehereis thehighest forest cover and a sizeable tribal described her to reporters, after end its backwardness,” said sen- amd were suspended on charges life, the statement is malicious,
meritbasedleadership?Thismay in the state, and is 2.7 points population, was one of the dis- their meeting at St Mary’s Col- ior journalist and political of dereliction of duty. offending decency and morality.”
well be the case.” higherthanthestateaverageof7. tricts worst hit by the floods that lege. observerSunnykuttyAbraham. PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER +1 604 278 4604


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Raj Thackeray rallies hurt

Deals BJP, but can Oppn gain?
Aurangzeb Naqshbandi Gogawale, said Modi took deci-
n sionssuchasdemonetisationand
GST to put the economy on track
Today’s business world is a little like SATARA/PUNE: From seeking Nar-
endraModi’sascensionto Prime
instant noodles. Something is always Minister in 2014 to calling for his setupandthosewhosuffereddue
ousterin2019, MaharashtraNav- to note ban will obviously raise a
cooking every two minutes. nirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj hue and cry. I cannot find any
Thackeray’s political objective other reason why [Thackeray] is
has changed quite dramatically opposing the Prime Minister
That’s why we always keep you two in five years. now,” he said.
MNS is not contesting the Lok Politicalanalystssaidtheobvi-
steps ahead with the latest news on Sabha elections, but Thackeray ousreasonforthefalloutbetween
mergers, acquisitions, and has been campaigning exten-
sively againstthePrimeMinister
Thackeray and Modi is the Shiv
everything in between. and Bharatiya Janata Party is not going to dump Shiv Sena
(BJP) chief Amit Shah, across and align with his MNS, he
Maharashtra,especiallyinMara- n Raj Thackeray. started attacking Modi,” Pune-
tha- dominated constituencies. based political observer, Vish-
That is because Modi failed to ThackerayquestionedModiover wambhar Choudhari, said.
keep his promises, Thackeray the February 14 terror attack in TheBJPhasaskedThackeray
saysinhispublicmeetings,refer- Pulwama. He even replayed vid- tospecifywhoheiscampaigning
ring to the 2014 poll promises of eosofModi’sspeechesbefore2014 for since the MNS has not fielded
depositing Rs 15 lakh in every whenhehadquestionedthethen any candidates in the Lok Sabha
OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE ENGINEER PWD poor person’s account, and to Prime Minister, Manmohan polls. “He should first of all come
bring back money stashed ille- Singh, over terror attacks. clean on this. In a parliamentary
(R&B) CONST. DIVN. NO. I JAMMU gally outside India. “From where did so much of democracy,peoplehavetheright
Known for his oratorialskills, RDX come from that resulted in to express their views but he is
and his striking similarity to his thekillingofour40jawans?Modi nottellingthevoterswhyandfor
Name of Work :- 1/ Providing and laying of Wet Mix Macadam, 50mm thick BM and 25mm
& 30mm thick SDBC on road from :- lateuncleandShivSenafounder, should answer this. Who invited whom he is campaigning,”
1/ Link road from Khalsa Chowk to Sector-5 and Lane No. 0 Sector-7, Balasaheb Thackeray, the MNS Nawaz Sharif to his swearing-in Gogawale said.
Lane No. 2, Sector-11, Nanak Nagar, Jammu. chief attracts huge crowds. He ceremony?WhowenttoPakistan The ruling party has
2/ Road in Ekta Vihar (Length = 1.45 Kms), Arjun Vihar (Length = 0.41 Km)
uses audio-visual presentations uninvited to celebrate Nawaz approached the Election Com-
and Bandhurakh (Length = 0.22 Km) in Kunjwani Area ( 104.75 Lacs).
2/ Providing and laying of Wet Mix Macadam, 50mm thick BM and 25mm at the venues to pep up his Sharif’sbirthdayandfedhimthe missiontoaddtheexpensesofhis
& 30mm thick SDBC on road from :- speeches that are laced with cake?Imaginehowthefamiliesof ralliestotheaccountsoftheCon-
1/ Chatha Matador Stand to Khandwal (Length = 2.50 Kms). humour and sarcasm. our martyrs must be feeling,” he gress and the NCP on grounds
2/ Chatha Mill Chowk to Rani Bagh Peer Baba from Km Ist RD (900) to
The BJP has so far failed to told the gathering. thatheisindirectlycampaigning
Km 2nd RD (700) L.= 1.70 Kms ( 128.20 Lacs).
3/ Providing and laying of 50mm thick BM, 25mm & 30mm thick SDBC on chalk out a strategy to counter In Pune, Thackeray attacked for the two parties.
Main Stop to 200 Bedded Hospital via Gole Market Gandhi Nagar, Jammu Thackeray, who has become a Modi for playing the caste card. SeniorCongressleader,Anant
( 52.89 Lacs). thorn in its flesh, much to the “Modi has double standards. Gadgil,saidThackeraywasinde-
Reference :- This office e-NIT No. CD-1/193 of 2018-19 Dated 06-03-2019.
advantage of the Congress-Na- He said one thing before becom- pendently addressing election
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Technical bids of bidders shall be opened on Technical bids of bidders shall be opened on line Modi, why couldn’t they do so endorsedModiasthePrimeMin- “He is getting a good response
line in the office of Executive Engineer PWD in the office of Executive Engineer PWD (R&B) with Congress president, Rahul ister back in August 2011, when becausethereisnogoodoratorin
(R&B) Const. Divn. No. I Jammu 24-04- Const. Divn. No. I Jammu 18-04-2019 at or
Gandhi. the MNS chief was on a nine-day anypoliticalpartyandnobodyin
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No:- 191-206
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Executive Engineer
(M&P) DIVISION, HMT, SRINAGAR of issues: Pulwamaand Balakot, minister like him. “But whetherthe crowdshe is
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For and on behalf of Governor of Jammu and Kashmir State, E-tenders are invited in Two Cover
Rafale jet fighter deal. His com- Modi and accused him of “cheat- elections. We must also remem-
System for the Supply of Laboratory Equipments Along with all Allied Accessories for 35 No. Water
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KEY PARLEYS Visit comes ahead of Belt and Road Forum, which India will skip over CPEC
Sutirtho Patranobis and efforts to designate Masood
Rezaul H Laskar Azhar at the UN’s Islamic State n The general manager of North Central Railway has ordered an
n and al-Qaeda Sanctions Com- inquiry into the derailment of the Howrah-Delhi Poorva Express ANI
mittee, too, has emerged as an
BEIJING/NEWDELHI:India’s foreign
secretary, Vijay Gokhale, will
hold talks with top Chinese offi-
irritant in ties.
Gokhale is expected to con-
vey India’s concerns on this
At least 14 injured as
Poorva Exp derails
cials, including foreign minis- issue to Kong.
ter, Wang Yi, next week on key Kong has played an impor-
issues such as coordinating the tant role in bilateral consulta-
positions of the two sides at tions in recent years, and had
international forums and the visited Pakistan in March in the HT Correspondent railway safety, A K Jain.
listing of Jaish-e-Mohammed aftermath of tensions following n He said a special train com-
chief, Masood Azhar. the February 14 Pulwama sui- prising 14 coaches left for New
Officials, who spoke on condi- cide attack that killed 40 Indian KANPUR: Twelve coaches of the Delhi around 5.45 am with 900
tion of anonymity, described Central Reserve Police Force Howrah-Delhi Poorva Express passengers of Poorva Express.
Gokhale’s two-day visit to Bei- personnel. jumped the tracks about 20 kms Another train with 10 coaches
jing beginning on Sunday as In December, Kong had from Kanpur past the interven- left around 7.50 am with the
part of regular diplomatic con- visited India to review diplo- ing midnight of Friday and Sat- remaining passengers. Follow-
sultations. matic ties in the wake of the urday, jolting passengers out of ing the derailment, the routes of
However, he is visiting days n India has renewed its demand for JeM chief Masood Azhar to be Wuhan summit. India inciden- sleep and flinging some off their five down trains and nine up
ahead of the second Belt and designated a global terrorist since the Feb 14 Pulwama attack , for tally has sent one of its frontline berths, and causing injuries to at trains were diverted, while some
Road Forum, which India will which his group claimed responsibility. WASEEM ANDRABI/ HT FILE warships, INS Kolkata, to join least 14 people. inter-city trains were cancelled.
skip because of concerns over the 70th anniversary of the Peo- Kanpur senior superintend- However, prompt action by the
territorial sovereignty related dra Modi and President Xi Jin- tion of the forum in 2017. ple’s Liberation Army Navy at ent of police (SSP) Anant Deo railway authorities and the dis-
to the China-Pakistan Economic ping at Wuhan, Gokhale is India has repeatedly Qingdao in east China. Hu said the 14 passengers had suf- trict administration ensured
Corridor (CPEC). expected to discuss the coordi- expressed concerns about the Shisheng, a Beijing-based South fered bone fractures as the train, that the track was ready for rail
Gokhale, who earlier served nating of India’s and China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Asia expert, said there are sev- headed to Delhi, veered off the traffic to resume by 6.15 AM. On
as the envoy to Beijing, will have positions on key global issues at largely because of CPEC, which eral issues for the two sides to tracks near Rooma railway sta- a trial basis, a goods train and
a series of meetings on April 22, forums such as the G20 Summit passes through Pakistan-occu- discuss. “I thought of the second tion in Kanpur Nagar district later, a passenger train passed
including with vice foreign min- to be held in Tokyo in June, peo- pied Kashmir, and the uneven BRF summit. Maybe, the Indian around 12.50 am on Saturday. through the track, the release
ister, Kong Xuanyou, and state ple familiar with developments playing field created by China side wants to reduce China’s Eleven others with minor inju- from the railways read.
councillor and foreign minister, said. for Xi’s flagship connectivity misconceptions. Although New ries were discharged after first- The injured were first rushed
Wang Yi. Xi is expected to meet the project. For Beijing, India’s Delhi is reluctant to send official aid. There were no deaths, North toKanshiRamTraumaCentrein
Indian officials sought to play Indian prime minister on the snub is a diplomatic irritant. delegations to the second BRF, Central Railways chief spokes- Kanpur, where they were
down the significance of the tim- sidelines of the G20 Summit. The Briefing the media on the forum the cooperation between the two man Gaurav Bansal said. referred to the LLR Hospital. Sat-
ing of the visit, saying the trip Chinese side is also keenly look- on Friday, foreign minister countries on regional integra- Four of the 12 derailed Linke endraKumar,anemployeeofthe
had been scheduled quite some ing forward to the second Wang had said: “One of our dif- tion and governance can still be Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches pantry car, said the passengers
time back. informal summit, which will be ferences is how to look at the pushed forward,” said Hu, overturned, North Central Rail- were jolted awake as the train
“The foreign secretary visits held in India some time after the BRI. The Indian side has its con- director of the Institute of South way public relations officer Amit coaches went off the tracks.
other countries as part of our general election gets over in cerns. “We understand that and and Southeast Asian and Ocea- Malviya said. Uttar Pradesh chief minister
regular consultations. He was May. that is why we have stated nia Studies at the China Insti- According to preliminary Yogi Adityanath has directed the
recently in Washington and Beijing is currently prepar- clearly on many occasions that tutes of Contemporary Interna- investigations, the derailment officials to extend all possible
Moscow. He will be visiting Ber- ing to host the three-day Belt the BRI, including the CPEC, is tional Relations. was possibly caused by a fault in help to the injured and ensure
lin after Beijing,” said an official and Road Forum from April 25, only an economic initiative and Azhar will be discussed too, the coupling but investigators that proper medical treatment
who asked not to be identified. which will be attended by nearly does not target any third coun- Hu said. “That’s another possi- have not ruled out sabotage. was provided to them.
In addition to talks aimed at 40 heads of state and govern- try, and they have nothing to do bility because the technical The general manager of North The railways have paid an
maintaining momentum in ment. India and Bhutan are with the sovereign and territo- block will end by May. Discus- Central Railway, Rajiv Chaud- ex-gratia of ~5,000 to passengers
bilateral ties in the wake of last among the countries that will rial disputes left from history sions could also include how to hary, said an inquiry had been with simple injuries and ~ 25,000
year’s informal summit not attend the forum. New Delhi between any two countries.” coordinate positions during the ordered, which would be con- to those with serious injuries.
between Prime Minister Naren- had also boycotted the first edi- China’s repeated blocking of G20 Summit in Tokyo,” he said. ducted by the commissioner of (With inputs from Agencies)

Sexual harassment cases relating
NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on
Saturday dismissed the bail plea
to SC judges in legal grey area
Ashok Bagriya & Bhadra Sinha managingjudicialtribunals,”the
of the alleged defence agent, n panel had concluded.
Sushen Mohan Gupta while
directing that he be produced in NEW DELHI :Allegations of sexual
THE COURSE OF ACTION Nomatterhowhighthejudges
are, they are definitely not to be
the court on Monday in connec- harassment against the sitting WHAT NEXT KEY CASES NEXT WEEK treatedas immunefromcharges n Abhinandan Varthaman
tion to the AgustaWestland scam.
Chief Justice of India (CJI) have n With the SC taking suo motu n Criminal contempt plea against ofsexualharassmentofwomenat
Special Judge Arvind Kumar
refused to grant relief to Gupta,
who was arrested by the Enforce-
once again put the spotlight on
the lack of a mechanism in the
cognizance of the allegation
against the CJI, it is now a
judicial matter and will be
Congress president Rahul
Gandhi for attributing observa-
tions to SC in the Rafale case
charge is made and proved, the
two jurists had said in their
ment Directorate alleging that
Gupta had in his possession some
payment details in the ₹3,600
of sexual misconduct against
serving judges.
heard by a bench
n The bench, comprising justices
n A plea by producers of a biopic
on PM Narendra Modi challeng-
SN Singh, former dean of the TRANSFERRED
crore purchase deals of Agusta-
Westland VVIP choppers.
Headed by a sitting woman
judge, the Gender Sensitization
and Sexual Harassment of
Arun Mishra and Sanjiv Khanna,
will decide on the next steps
n Chief justice Gogoi will continue
ing an embargo on its release
till elections are held
n A petition seeking cancellation
law faculty at Delhi University,
harassment committee must be
Three houses, seven shops
gutted in J&K’s Kishtwar
Women Committee of the
Supreme Court inquires into
to hear the cases that are under
benches that he is a part of
of polls in Tamil Nadu alleging
corruption in campaigning
JAMMU: Three houses and seven
shops were gutted in a fire in the against employees of the court any judge from the Supreme HT Correspondent
Kishtwar district of Jammu and registry.Thereisnoclarity,how- Court.SeniormembersoftheBar n
Kashmir but there was no report ever,onamechanismtodealwith Nariman and the late PP Rao charged a retired SC judge with should be asked to enquire into
of any loss of life, officials said cases of alleged misconduct by —called for devising a mecha- seeking sexual favours. How- such a complaint.” NEW DELHI: Wing Commander
Saturday. The fire and emergency sitting judges. nismtoprovideredressaltothose ever, the top court has taken no Advocate Vrinda Grover said Abhinandan Varthaman, cap-
services personnel managed to Asperthecurrentprocess,any who levelled sexual harassment stepstoincludetherecommenda- theformerjuniorcourtassistant tured and briefly held by Paki-
put off the blaze after several inquiry against a sitting judge allegationsagainstsittingjudges. tionsintheregulationsnorhasit who has levelled allegations stan after his MiG-21 jet was
hours of operation, they said, can only happen under the AbenchheadedbythethenCJIP made the disciplinary proceed- againstCJIGogoihasaskedfora shot down during an aerial
adding the cause of the fire was Judges Enquiry Act that man- Sathasivam had nominated the ings by the sexual harassment special inquiry committee com- engagement over the Line of
not known immediately. datesthatonlytheCJIcanconsti- two to suggest measures on how committee transparent, despite prising retired SC judges to Control on February 27, has
Teenager dies after being tute a probe panel. Any action to to deal with complaints of such this being a common grievance. inquire into her accusations. been transferred out of Jammu
gang-raped in Jharkhand remove the judge concerned can natureagainstsittingandretired Thetwoalsoopinedthatinces- “TheSCinternalcomplaintcom- and Kashmir for security rea-
onlybeinitiatedifthepanelfinds judges. Present CJI Gogoi was a sant sexual harassment of mittee comprises members sons, a defence ministry official
DHANBAD: A teenaged girl died him or her guilty. The report is part of that bench. women at workplace, if estab- including sitting judges who are said on Saturday.
hours after being allegedly raped then forwarded to the CJI, who BothfoundflawswiththeGen- lished,wouldamountto“proved all junior to the CJI. The basic Varthaman has been shifted
by at least five persons, who were
sendstherecommendationtothe derSensitizationandSexualHar- misbehavior”whichwouldserve ruleof anydisciplinary proceed- from Srinagar airbase, to
members of a marriage party, in a
President. assment of Women at the as a grounds for the removal of a ing is thatinquiry should be con- “another frontline fighter
village in Dhanbad district of
Jharkhand, police said Saturday. The Constitution allows a SupremeCourtofIndia (Preven- judge. ducted by person superior to the base”, the senior defence minis-
All the five, including two minors, judge to be removed only by an tion, Prohibition and Redressal) “The shield of irremovability defendant. A Special Inquiry try official, who didn’t want to
have been apprehended, they orderofthePresidentbasedonan Regulations as they did not from office would not protect Committee would provide a be named, said without giving
said. The victim’s father said she impeachment motion passed by extendorapplytoeithersittingor themifachargeofsexualharass- forum for a fair and impartial details. “Security considera-
was rushed to hospital soon after both Houses of Parliament. retired judges of the apex court. ment at work place were proved enquiry and would also protect tions prompted the transfer,”
she came home, narrated the In 2014,a panel oftwo eminent The regulations were framed against retired judges of the the independence of the Judici- the official said. Security agen-
ordeal and fainted. She died in the jurists — senior advocates Fali only after a law intern in 2013 SupremeCourtortheHighCourt ary,” she said. cies had indicated that Vartha-
hospital, he added. man could be targeted by Paki-
stan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed
Cornerstone laid for first
Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi
ABU DHABI: The historic founda-
4 detained in NIA UN lists Bhopal gas tragedy among (JeM), the group that claimed
responsibility for the February
14 suicide attack in Pulwama
tion stone-laying ceremony of the
first traditional Hindu temple in raids in Hyderabad worst industrial accidents of century that killed 40 Indian troops and
triggered a tense standoff
Abu Dhabi was performed on
Saturday in the presence of
officials from India and the United
and Maharashtra Press Trust of India
between the two countries. The
Indian Air Force (IAF), how-
ever, described Varthaman’s
Arab Emirates as well as thou- HYDERABAD:The NIA on Saturday transfer to another airbase as
sands of members of the commu- carried out searches at four pla- UNITED NATIONS: The 1984 Bhopal “routine”. Varthaman, flying a
nity. Indian Ambassador Navdeep ces in Hyderabad and Maharas- gas tragedy which killed thou- vintage Russian-origin MiG-21
Suri attended the event in the
tra’s Wardha and detained four sands of people is among the jet, was part of the complement
presence of over 2,500 Indians
people for questioning in con- world’s “major industrial acci- of combat aircraft that took on
from the UAE and across the
world, according to Gulf News. nection with its investigation dents” of the 20th century, a UN incoming Pakistan Air Force
into the Abu Dhabi Islamic State reporthassaid,warningthat2.78 jets on February 27. A day ear-
Jet workers meet Jaitley, module case, officials said. millionworkersdiefromoccupa- lier, IAF combat jets had struck
urge salary payment According to a senior NIA offi- tional accidents and work-re- a JeM training camp at Balakot
cial related to the probe, the lated diseases each year. in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakh-
NEW DELHI: Senior executives of
grounded Jet Airways met the agency carried out searches at ThereportreleasedbytheUN tunkhwa province. Varthaman
Union finance minister Arun early in the morning on the out- labour agency International was taken prisoner by Pakistani
Jaitley on Friday and requested skirts of Hyderabad and took Labour Organization (ILO) said n Methyl isocyanate gas, released from the Union Carbide plant, forces after his jet was shot
him to direct the banks to release three persons into custody for in 1984, at least 30 tons of methyl affected over 600,000 workers and nearby inhabitants. HT FILE down along the LoC.
at least one month’s salary. Jet questioning. isocyanate gas, which was
has not paid salaries of a large
number of its employees for the
The searches came after infor-
mation from three youths
pesticide plant in the Madhya
listed in the report are the Cher-
nobyl and Fukushima nuclear
last three months. They also arrested in August last year for Pradesh capital, affected more tems,” it said. The report titled disasters as well as the Rana FROM SRINAGAR
appealed to expedite the bidding
process for Jet’s stake sale and
alleged links with the IS, the offi-
cial said, adding it was found that
inhabitants. “The government
‘The Safety and Health at the
Heart of the Future of Work —
Plaza building collapse. In the
ensure transparency in the a person from Hyderabad was in figures estimate that there have Building on 100 years of experi- oneoffournuclearreactorsatthe FRONTLINE FIGHTER
procedure. Jaitley assured them
that he would look into all issues
touch with Mohammed Abdul- been 15,000 deaths as a result of ence’ said the Bhopal disaster Chernobyl power station in BASE”, SAID A
lah Basith and Mohammed thedisasterovertheyears.Toxic was among the world’s “major Ukraine exploded, releasing at
raised by the employees, saidNa- Abdul Qhadeer, who were materialremainsandthousands industrial accidents after 1919”. least 100 times more radiation SENIOR DEFENCE
tional Aviator’s Guild vice presi-
dent Captain Asim Valiani.
among the three. Both are cur- of survivors and their descend- Among the other nine major thantheatombombsdroppedon MINISTRY OFFICIAL
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APRIL 21, 2019



CAMPUS STIR After the 2015 strike, administration says things are
getting better; students say they are being targeted for raising questions
Dhamini Ratnam current general secretary of the
n FSA, says many students who
participated in later protests

une 12, 2015, began like
any other day at the
MAHARASHTRA have been sent disciplinary
notes, some have not been sent
Film and Television Mumbai on foreign exchange pro-
Institute of India in grammes and have had their
Pune, a leafy campus PUNE scholarship cancelled. “They
that was once the site of one of don’t want us to protest.”
the country’s first studios, and “Alldisciplineissuesinvolv- n Film and Television Institute of India students protest against television actor-turned-politician Gajendra Chauhan when he had assumed
where, even today, a wide arte- ing students are addressed by charge as the chairperson of the institute in Mumbai on January 7, 2016. Things haven’t been the same since then. HT FILE
rial road leads off to a lake built the Proctor’s office. Whileminor
for a film set in the 1940s. The rule violations are overlooked, to continue with their courses “We’re all there to learn to affiliationsarrivedatthecampus seemeddisproportionate,suchas
news spread as the students filed serious indiscipline issues are onlyafteryear-endassessments; make films, irrespective of our to express solidarity. This for instance, the arrests. “This
into the canteen: anew chairper- dealtwithfirmly.Inthelastthree andin2010,afteradraftreportby backgrounds and political included Nitish Rane, a member wasalawandordersituation.Isit
son of the governing council had 26 days. years, even the courts of law a consultancy firm suggested a beliefs. In that sense, our strike of the Legislative Assembly in not heavy that a student stays in
beenappointedafter15months.It The job of the chairman is to get stoodbyFTIIwhenstudentswho public-private partnership and wasn’t coloured by an existing Maharashtra,RahulGandhi,the ahostelfor8-10years,doesn’tpay
wasGajendraChauhan,anactor workdone,nottakeclasses.What were punished took legal short-term courses to increase political thought. The strike was current president of the Indian fees…onwhosemoneyishestay-
best known for his role as ideology have I imposed?” asks recourse. As for international revenue of the institute. aquestiontothosewhowantedto National Congress, and Yogen- ing?” he replied.
Yudhishtir,theoldestofthePan- Chauhan, when Hindustan exchange programmes, it is but The main demand of the strik- imposetheirskewedunderstand- dra Yadav of Swaraj Party. Per- A 2017 Comptroller and Audi-
dava brothers, in Mahabharata, Times spoke to him. “How can natural that only the best stu- ing students in 2015 was to roll ing of politics, society, cinema formers, filmmakers and musi- tor General of India report
a televised serial that aired on you ask for my removal even dentswillbesentoverseastorep- back the appointment of Chau- and arts,” he said. cians visited. GBMs were held pointed out that non completion
Doordarshan from 1988 to 1990. beforeseeingwhatIcando?Even resentapremierinstitutionsuch han and five FTII Society mem- almost each night to discuss the ofcoursesbystudentsledtoaloss
The decision to protest this today students message me on as FTII. The institute cannot bers nominated by the govern- A SEASON wayforward—opinionsoftendif- of ₹11.83 crore to the exchequer.
appointmentwasprettyimmedi- Facebook saying, ‘Sir we miss incentivisethosewithahistoryof ment under the category of“Per- OF PROTESTS fered,andconsensuswassought. However, Chauhan’s conflation
ate, recalls Harishankar Nachi- you’.” inappropriate conduct,” said sons of Eminence”. The Society In January 2015, students from Nearlyamonthintothestrike, of an administrative issue —
muthu, the then president of the Kainthola. consists of personalities and Jadavpur university in West agroupofstudents,facultymem- delayed batches are also the
FTII Students’ Association LIFE POST 2015 alumniconnectedwithfilm,tele- Bengal went on a strike on bers and alumni met Arun Jait- result of inadequate infrastruc-
(FSA). But even he couldn’t pre- During the 2016 admissions, stu- A HISTORY OF STRIKING vision as well as ex-officio mem- account of a cover up of a sexual ley, the then I&B minister, who ture like studios, missing or
dict the nation-wide impact that dents were asked to sign affida- TheFilmInstituteofIndiawasset bers, all of whom are nominated harassmentcase—thevicechan- refused to roll back Chauhan’s faultyequipment,saystudents—
the strike, which lasted 139 days vits promising, among other up by the government of India in by the government. cellor eventually resigned. appointment. with slapping criminal charges
and saw criminal charges things, good conduct. Robin Joy 1960 under the Ministry of Infor- Some of the society members Shortly after the FTII strike “The main demand was that a onagroupofprotestingstudents,
slappedon35students,including (28) was one of them. The former mation and Broadcasting. It was appointed included Narendra ended in September, Hyderabad dueprocessbeputinplacesothat is precisely the sort of adminis-
him, would have. FSA president also points out a re-designatedafterthetelevision Pathak, the former president of Central University erupted over no government can put its ideol- trative heavy-handedness that
“[His appointment] was change in the academic council. wingwasaddedin1974.Theinsti- Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Pari- the suicide of Rohith Vemula, a ogyintorunningoftheinstitute,” the students were striking
clearly part of a larger agenda of Sincethe1970s,twostudentbody tute is governed by a governing shad,andAnaghaGhaisas,adoc- Dalit student. Around the same said Urs, who was part of that against in the first place.
saffronization of education — representativeshavebeenvoting council, headed by the chairper- umentary filmmaker known for time,studentsfromDelhiUniver- group. National Award winning
encouraging mediocrity,install- members and participated in all son, who is also the president of her short film, Shri Narendra sity had started protesting the In August 2015, when the then alumnus Paresh Kamdar says a
ing a puppet who would let the discussions.However,since2016 the FTII Society. The academic Modi — Gatha Asamanya Net- University Grant Commission’s FTII director, Prashant Path- shift in perspective is needed.
government do what it wanted, therehasbeenapartialroll-back policies are formulated by the rutva (Tale of Extraordinary decision to scrap fellowships to rabe, decided to carry out the “All along, students have been
pushingthroughacertainnarra- — “for the first time, student academiccouncil, while matters Leadership). M.Phil and PhD students who assessment of the 2008 batch seen as a law and order problem,
tive of history,” says Nachimu- members are not allowed to par- involving finance are controlled Likethestrikesoftheprevious hadn’tclearedtheNationalEligi- despite several diploma films every time they raise a question
thu, now 31 and an assistant ticipate in discussions on a num- by the standing finance commit- decades,thisonetoowasstudent- bility Test. being incomplete, the students on academics or management.
director in Chennai. But Chau- berofissueswhichdirectlyaffect tee. led,drivenbytheirwishtohavea Simultaneously, filmmakers, surrounded him in his office, So,thestrategyofoppositionisto
han’s filmography and links to them, including syllabus, fees In other words, after his sayintheireducation.Yet,Vikas artists and writers began to demandinganexplanation.Later breaktheresolveofthestudents.
the BharatiyaJanata Party —he and discipline,” he said. appointment,thebuckstoppedat Urs, a 34-year-old cinematogra- returntheirgovernmentawards. that night, the police arrested a Thisisn’ttherightway.Students
became a member in 2004 — FTIIdirectorBhupendraKain- Chauhan. pher based out of Goa, and one of Former FTII chairperson Saeed few students from the campus, need freedom to question. To
didn’t bother Nachimuthu and thola admits that the students’ FTII’s culture of striking is a the leaders of the 2015 strike, Mirza,whoreturnedhisNational based on a complaint filed by challengetheexistingorderisan
the students who congregated “participationindeliberationsis widely known — in the early points out that the FTII is not Award told HT at the time, that Pathrabe—thecasecontinuesto important aspect of art.”
that night for a General Body restrictedtoonlycertainissues,” 1980s, on the lack of faculty; in politicalthewayothercampuses the protest started by the insti- this day. ForNachimuthunow,partici-
Meeting (GBM), so much as the but clarifies that the “meeting 1995, following Mahesh Bhatt’s are. He attributes this to the tute’s students had become a pating the democratic process is
absence of Chauhan’s engage- agendacontinuestobecirculated appointment as chairperson, fee absence of organizations like movement against“intolerance, WAY FORWARD a way of taking forward the
ment with serious cinema and to them, and their written com- hikes and converting several ABVP or Students Federation of divisiveness and hate.” HT asked Chauhan whether in resistance. “Last time, I didn’t
film academia. ments are obtained and dis- threeyearcoursestotwo;in2000, IndiaorNationalStudentsUnion Partofwhatmadethe2015FTII hindsight,thepunitivemeasures vote. I thought it didn’t matter
“Twenty-three major works I cussed.” on the introduction of a system ofIndia,allofwhichareaffiliated strike unique was its catholic undertaken by the administra- whocametopower.Nowthathas
got done in one year, one month, Rajarshi Majumdar (25), the wherestudentswouldbeallowed to national political parties. nature—politiciansfromacross tion during his chairmanship changed.”

Why meteorological department’s MISSILE DESTROYER LAUNCHED

monsoon forecast is often inaccurate
Jayashree Nandi

NEWDELHI: The India Meteorolog-

ical Department’s southwest
monsoon forecasts provide criti-
› No natural
phenomenon can
be predicted accurately;
it’s even more difficult
cal information to at least 700
million people in India who when climate change
depend, directly or indirectly, on
agriculture for a livelihood. Yet, causes aberrations
the predictions are, quite often, DS PAI, senior scientist at IMD, Pune
far from accurate. The reason: a
very high variability in rainfall
patterns. vant anymore because of climate
To be sure, the error margin change-related unpredictability
for monsoon forecasts has in weather phenomena. n The Navy launches guided n Imphal is the third in Project 15B n The ships, packed with state-of-
declined, from 7.94% between “The dynamical model IMD missile destroyer ‘Imphal’ at vessels. Earlier ones launched are the-art weapons and sensors, will
1995 and 2006 to 5.95% between uses, called global coupled fore- Mumbai’s Mazagon Dock ‘Visakhapatnam ship’ (2015) and be commissioned into the Indian
2007 and 2018. Even so, over the casting system, is something Shipbuilders on Saturday. ANI ‘Murmagoa’ (2016). Navy from 2021 onwards.
last 11 years, the actual rainfall n Farmers depend on rain forecasts during the June-September they have started forecasting
matched the forecast only half monsoon season to decide on what crops to sow. AFP FILE with only in the last couple of
the time. years.
And the predictions are not
likely to get any better. Uncer-
tainties associated with climate
of earth sciences.
“No natural phenomenon can
be predicted accurately; it’s even
forecast failure without any
warning,” said Akshay Deoras, a
PhD researcher at the depart-
It is as good (or as bad) as any
in the world. This will hopefully
replace the SEFS one day
Barcoding raw materials used
in drugs to become mandatory
change mean that even the more difficult when climate ment of meteorology, University because under climate change,
dynamic global models used to change causes aberrations,” said of Reading, UK. the old statistical relationships
predict monsoon rainfall and DS Pai, senior scientist at IMD, ElNinois aweather phenome- (that SEFS is based on) may no

distribution cannot significantly Pune. non associated sometimes with longerhold,” said Krishna Achu-
improve the accuracy of the fore-
casts, experts said.
The seasonal forecasting of
the southwest monsoon, which
drought in the subcontinent. El
Niño-Southern Oscillation, also
taRao, climate scientist at the
Centre for Atmospheric Scien-
Rhythma Kaul
Barcoding will help agreed to the proposal for API
barcoding and recommended it
In 2007, for example, IMD had waters more than half of India’s known as ENSO, is a periodic ces (CAS) at Indian Institute of determine whether to the ministry, which should
forecast “below normal” rainfall crops and accounts for three- fluctuation in sea surface tem- Technology- Delhi. NEWDELHI: The Union health min- soon notify it,” he added.
of 93% of the long-period average fourths of its annual rainfall, has perature and the air pressure of The large uncertainty of istry will make it mandatory for supplies are coming from The health ministry had ear-
(LPA), but the rainfall India
actually received was “above
been done with the help of statis-
tical anddynamicalmodelssince
the overlying atmosphere
(Southern Oscillation) across
global models in predicting the
impact of climate change on the
all active pharmaceutical
ingredient (API) packages to
registered firms, especially lier unsuccessfully contem-
plated using barcodes on antibi-
normal” at 106%. 2017. the equatorial Pacific Ocean, monsoon has led a team from the be barcoded to detect spurious while dealing with firms in otic packs to check antibiotic
In 2009, IMD again predicted Before that year, the forecasts according to the US National Indian Institute of Tropical drugs and monitor imported misuse.
below normal rainfall of 93% of were based only on statistical Oceanic and Atmospheric Meteorology (IITM) to develop and indigenously produced other nations from where Barcodes are machine-reada-
the LPA, but the actual rainfall
was only 78%, which belongs to
models. Farmers depend on the
forecasts of rainfall during the
“A dynamical model is more
an IITM Earth System Model
(IITM-ESM) that will be used for
raw materials used to manufac-
ture medicines.
raw materials are sourced ble representations of data that’s
descriptive of the material con-
“deficient” or drought category. June-September monsoon to complicated to deal with. Some seasonal monsoon forecasts. It APIs are critical components tained in a particular packaging.
In 2016, IMD predicted “excess” decide on what crops to sow. of the issues faced by such mod- will also contribute to the Inter- that make drug formulations Pharmacists have welcomed
rainfall, which in actuality “The dynamic models are els in simulating the southwest governmental Panel on Climate potent against disease. There are have QR coding on labels of APIs the API barcoding move.
turned out to be average. very high resolution mathemati- monsoon include biases in rain- Change’s (IPCC) sixth Assess- about 2,500 APIs that are used to to trace their origin and move- “Barcoding is a better way of
Last year, too, the IMD was off cal models that show weather fall over India compared to the ment Report on how the world is create hundreds of thousands of ment from API manufacturers to checking distribution of mate-
the mark, having predicted 97% phenomenon in every part of the observations, improper simula- beingaffected by climate change, drug formulations. drug manufacturers through a rial supply. The move should
of LPA when the country globe with a 3D picture of atmos- tion of important features of the to be released in 2020. “Raw material is usually sup- system of networking. work as an efficient quality-con-
received rainfall that was 91% of pheric and ocean phenomenon. monsoon circulation and The IITM model projections plied in bulk and its authenticity “The department sometimes trol measure,” said Sandeep
the LPA, the average for 50 We are using both dynamic and improper representation of rela- have indicated that there has affects the final product. After gets complaints about false Nangia, president, Retailers and
years. statistical models now but we tionships between sea surface been a weakening of the Indian the barcoding rule is imple- labelling, when what is men- Distributors Chemist Associa-
IMD couldn’t have forecast will soon replace it with only the temperature and monsoon rain- monsoon in recent decades, lead- mented, the misuse of names and tioned on the label is not the tion in Delhi.
that rainfall will be below nor- dynamic model,” said Pai. fall. In addition, models have ing to an overall decrease in rain- brands and sale of counterfeit ingredient inside the pack, or the The health ministry also sub-
mal in 2018, said M Rajeevan, sec- “A statistical model is easy to constraints in capturing the fall. drugs should come down signifi- ingredient is not from the com- mitted an affidavit to the Delhi
retary, ministry of earth scien- deal with as you assume past changing nature of predictors This trend has been supported cantly,” said Dr S Eswara Reddy, pany mentioned on the label. high court this week, saying that
ces, because “we didn’t foresee relationship between rainfall due to climate change - for exam- by long-term monsoon data from drugs controller general of India “Barcoding will help deter- experts from DTAB and the
the massive rainfall deficiency and various atmospheric and ple, region of maximum heating the IMD, but the model also (DCGI). mine whether the supplies are drugs consultative committee
that the northeastern states oceanic predictors to hold good in the Pacific Ocean associated shows that in future there will be On April 2, the drug and tech- coming from the registered com- were being consulted to make it
would face. this year. As such relationships with the El Niño events,” Deoras a perceptible enhancement in nical advisory board (DTAB) of pany, especially while dealing mandatory for manufacturers to
For the first time ever, north- keep on changing with time, for added. overall monsoon rainfall as well the government recommended with companies in other coun- recall and destroy expired medi-
east India received less than 80% example when there is El Niño- Climate scientists say that the as increase in extreme weather that provisions be included in tries from where raw materials cines and vaccines, which are
of LPA.” Southern Oscillation, there is statistical ensemble forecasting events like floods and droughts the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, are sourced,” Reddy said. sometimes repackaged and
IMD is an arm of the ministry always a chance of witnessing a system (SEFS) may not be rele- associated with climate change. 1945, to make it mandatory to “The DTAB has already resold. PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER +1 604 278 4604


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Mahant Raghubir Das, a sadhu, files
the first court case and seeks
permission to build a canopy on the

Ramchabutra (a raised platform)
outside the Babri Masjid. The
Faizabad district court rejects his plea.

Ram idols appear inside the mosque. According
to the book Ayodhya The Dark Night by Krishna
Jha and Dhirendra Jha, an FIR was registered by
the Ayodhya police naming a sadhu, Abhiram
Das, as the chief accused. Suits are filed; the
government declares the area as disputed and
locks its gates.

Ramachandra Das Paramhans, a sadhu, files
a suit at the district court for continuation
of worship and keeping the idols in the
disputed site. While the inner courtyard
remains locked, prayers are allowed. The
Nirmohi Akhara files a suit in 1959 seeking
possession of the site.
n Left: The
Hanuman Garhi
temple stands The Sunni Central Board of Waqf files
on land donated a case against the placing of idols in
by the Nawabs. the mosque, challenges claims that
A mosque the building and surrounding land
behind the were once a graveyard. Between 1961
temple is now and 1986, Faizabad and Ayodhya
being repaired
with the
remain comparatively tension-free.
temple’s funds. During these 25 years, no legal action
PHOTOS: AMAL KS/HT is undertaken by either community;
the temple-building movement
gathers momentum under BJP leader
Daulah, and on its land stands a mosque LK Advani by 1984.
As a mediation process is under that is now being repaired with the tem- Beinggoodneighbours
way in the Ayodhya dispute, the city’s ple’s funds – and try to graft a new skin
onto the year 1992. “Even with the reli-
gious polarisation outside in the Saket On the court’s order, the Rajiv
residents recall how neighbours helped fill Degree College, students elected Afzar Gandhi government orders
Mehdi as the students’ union president. He
the breach between two communities was acceptable to all,” adds Pandey.
the removal of the locks at
the disputed site, enabling
The relations between people of differ- Hindus to worship at what is
ent religious beliefs in Ayodhya and Faiza-
believed to be the birthplace
bad are not the product of a single day or
week but have been honed over the years. of the Hindu god, Ram. In
But there is “a bad Hindu or a bad Muslim 1989, months before the Lok
who sits inside us and is ever ready to Sabha elections, the govern-
foment trouble and prick each other’s anx- ment allows the Vishwa Hindu
ieties”, says Pandey. In 2018, the Yogi Adit- Parishad (VHP) to perform
Paramita Ghosh fire is lit in a neighbourhood, a Hindu yanath-led government joined Faizabad shilanyas (laying of founda-
n house next to a Muslim one will burn, so with Ayodhya and made it part of a single tion stone) for a Ram temple.
will our shops. We are different but any entity, the Ayodhya Municipal Corpora-

› ›
here are many ways to look at a attempt to enforce a separation will cause tion. “No doubt there are people who have
the big story


wall. Some say good walls make pain….” been made happy by this move. It’s one We never saw the We have no quarrel
good neighbours, and with them way of teasing a community and saying,
we share our bread. Some others ‘EVERYTHING’S FINE’ ‘We have taken over your city, wiped off Ansaris pick a fight with anyone. We The VHP under the guidance
say that walls between neigh- Everyday life between the two communi- Nawabiyat and see, now your city has a of the RSS and the BJP step
bours should never be so high ties since 1992 has depended on an elabo- Hindu name’.” It’s a small give to conserv-
with anyone. Both attend each other’s up the campaign to build a
that you cannot greet them. In rate ritual that is almost like a Japanese atives, he adds, for “not being able to give a communities want to live in weddings and feasts. There Ram temple in Ayodhya;
Ayodhya, and its twin city Faiza- tea ceremony in which keeping the shoes temple”. The UP government in its official Advani begins his
bad, which a Nawab of Awadh out of the room is actually the first step communication has stated the move was peace. Why did outsiders is no social boycott of any three-month-long rath yatra
developed as his first capital, towards keeping the surroundings due to public demand.
neighbours are measured by the breach in squeaky clean, the conversation moder-
create this trouble? kind. towards Ayodhya; the mosque
A POTENT MIX KALESHWAR YADAV, tourist guide. IQBAL ANSARI, son of the late
is partially damaged and 30
the wall. Who helped whom when their ate, and its pitch low. “With all those with are killed in police firing.
houses were attacked; who put out the whom we have social relations, we have “Teen nahi, ab tees hazaar, nahi bachegi Yadav is a neighbour of Iqbal Ansari, Hashim Ansari, one of the Ayodhya
who runs a cab service case appellants
flames in the locality when the Babri Mas- terribly sanitised conversations now. We ek mazaar,” was a VHP slogan that shook
jid was brought down in 1992, and which of constantly tell each other, ‘Everything is Ayodhya and Faizabad in 1992 and beyond.
their neighbours today sieve with them the fine and all the trouble was by outsiders’,” Says VHP spokesperson Vinod Bansal:
events of that year to show if there was Suryakant Pandey observes wryly. Pan- “Our research says on 30,000 temples, ruling then? Not the British. All these tem-
hope then, it cannot be all over now. dey is a social activist who has come to Muslim monuments were constructed. ples came up during the Mughal rule. They
On March 8, 2019, the Supreme Court meet his neighbour, Reyal Ahmad Khan, That’s why it was said please vacate them were built by the kings who were thriving
ordered a mediation among petitioners in principal, Forbes Intermediate College. without delay, otherwise we’ll have to under them!” Pandey’s exasperation with
the Babri-Ramjanambhoomi case. This Khan agrees, and tempers his remem- fight for the 30,000 which were destroyed communal politics is shared by Asad. “The
has set many residents thinking about the brances with ifs and buts. “We remember by their ancestors.” Ramjanmabhoomi area falls in my ward.
nature of the solution and what it will 1992 as an attack on Muslims, not a Hindu- Haji Asad Ahmed (a Samajwadi Party My neighbours did not take the burden of
mean for the city of a thousand temples, Muslim clash. Obviously locals were member) and his childhood friend and being Hindu when they voted for me as
the wounds of a people and career politi- involved, but then one has to differentiate neighbour Shailendra Pandey (a Con- their corporator in 1995,” he says. Asad
cians. Ayodhya minus politicians “is equal
to no dispute”, says Krishna Pratap Singh,
between which sentiments are temporary
and which are permanent...” Did any of his
gressman) both grew up in the vicinity of
two mosques. By 1992, Asad and Pandey
routinely gets invited to Shiva mandir
bhandaras and other religious functions.
resident editor of Janmorcha, a Hindi immediate neighbours empathise with had passed out of college. “When I heard He says 1992 was the starting point of a On December 6, 1992 karsevaks
daily, which was influential in the 1990s, him that December day? Khan answers the Babri Masjid had fallen, I went to political movement, not a religious one. bring down the 16th century
especially among the local progressives. that indirectly: “Crackers were burst…If Asad’s neighbourhood and found his But what followed has been the template Babri mosque. In the ensuing
Singh’s ability to look at Ayodhya from the something is built, there is cause for cele- house surrounded by a mob. Somehow we for all conflicts, even potential ones; politi- violence by karsevaks, at least 10
‘outside’ is determined partly by where he bration, but if a demolition makes people managed to hide him and his family inside cal points are made in religious terms and people, mainly Muslims, are killed
stays – his home is in a locality where Faiz- happy, what is there to say?” a police station.” Pandey and Asad uphold can blow up anytime. In 2012, Shah Alam, a and shops set on fire in Ayodhya;
abad and Ayodhya meet – but more so due He calls for tea and gently changes the their implacable communitarian- cultural activist, ran into trouble when he
to his experiences of 1992. topic. “But we had a good Holi this year, ism even now. Walking organised a screening at Saket University,
an estimated 2,000 people are
He says he was helpless when one of his didn’t we”, he asks of his neighbour. Pan- through the dark alleys of Ayodhya, of Anand Patwardhan’s docu- killed in riots all over India.
best friends, Sahil Bharti, a poet, rushed dey agrees they did. Both wave symbols of Ayodhya, Pandey on his mentary, Ram ke Naam, based on the
home one day as the situation tensed up in
Ayodhya and asked him whether his wife
the city’s syncretic traditions – its most
well-known temple, Hanuman Garhi, was
way home stops to point at
exposed bricks of temples.
events of 1992. A leading Hindi daily car-
ried the story of the ABVP protest with the
and kids could be safe in the city. “‘I don’t built on land donated by Nawab Shuja-ud- “These bricks are at least headline, ‘Film festival mein mahapuro- Lucknow bench of

know’, I said. We were both strugglers 500 years old. Who was shon ka hua apmaan’ (Film festival the Allahabad high
then. I had a one-room flat, we just sat in it On December 6, 1992, insults the greats). court begins hearings
and wept.” Hindu-Muslim ties in Ayodhya “The mix of religion and politics has on determining who
were derailed in 1992. These ties were and a neighbour, Ramsagar been deadly here. Even today, many Mus- owns the Ayodhya
are based on cultural affinity and eco- lims leave home to relocate somewhere
nomic interdependence, the first being the
Shukla, sheltered my father safer whenever the Sangh Parivar has a
site. On September
30, 2010, the
outer layer, and the second, the inner core and hid him in his house. major programme in the city or gives a call
Allahabad high court
of the “famed Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb”, for building the temple,” says Singh.
adds Singh. And Babban Das, a Naga “They don’t want to sit at home thinking rules three-way
Muslims are around 15 per cent of the will it be 1992 again….” Ayodhya may be a division of disputed
population in Faizabad and six per cent in
sadhu I knew, stayed with story of negotiation and strain but it is area between Sunni
Ayodhya. Mixed neighbourhoods may be me the entire night to keep equally a story of re-building of what is Waqf Board, the
uncommon in the rest of India but not in broken. Not much can be gained out of bad Nirmohi Akhara and
Ayodhya and Faizabad, explains Singh. me company. blood, locals feel. Ram Lalla.The
“The tailor, the khadav (wooden sandals) SABIR ALI, retired government
FIXING IT Supreme Court
makers of the deities and the sadhus, and official, Ayodhya
the garland-makers are all Muslims. If a Iqbal Ansari is the son of the late Hashim
suspends the High
Ansari, one of the appellants of the Babri Court’s 2011 ruling
masjid-Ramnjammabhoomi land dispute after Hindu and
case. His neighbour is Kaleshwar Yadav, a Muslim groups
5 MUST-DOs IN AYODHYA, FAIZABAD temple guide. Both live within half-a-kilo-
metre of where the Babri Masjid stood.
appeal against it.

Hanuman Garhi: Ayodhya Kanak Bhawan: For a Mausoleum: This is the Yadav says: “We had nothing to do with its 2019
is considered the birthplace mythological fix, visit the mausoleum of Shuja-ud- falling, and we had no problem when it was
standing either.”
Following a Supreme Court
of the Hindu god, Ram, but Bhawan, also called Daulah, the third Nawab of
At the house of Sabir Ali, a calendar proposal of a court-monitored
the city’s most famous Sone-ka-Ghar (House of Awadh, who developed
temple is dedicated to his Gold) in Ayodhya for images Faizabad as his capital. Also with the Babri Masjid hangs on one of the mediation process between the
follower, Hanuman.The of Ram and Sita wearing houses a mosque. walls. On December 6, this retired govern- parties litigating the Ayodhya
temple is located on a gold crowns. The complex ment official tells Veeru Tiwari, a well- dispute on March 8, 2019, a
hilltop and a 76-step Ram ki Paidi: Sunrise and resembles the magnificent Street food: Snack up at wisher and a neighbour, of how Ramsagar panel of mediators is formed
staircase leads to the sunsets are gorgeous at this palaces of Bundelkhand Mahaveer ki Tikki in Rikab- Shukla, another neighbour, had saved his consisting of former Justice FMI
entrance of the temple. ghat in Ayodhya located on and Rajasthan. Its ganj, Raamji ka Samosa near father. “And Babban Das, a Naga sadhu I
Don’t miss the panoramic the banks of the river Saryu. sprawling courtyard is Awadh University and
Kalifulla, spiritual leader Sri Sri
knew, had stayed with me the entire night Ravishankar and senior advocate
view of the surrounding There are 500-year-old another striking feature of Falooda Kulfi at Madhur in to keep me company.” And they did this
hills. temples here. the Bhawan. Chowk. because for that one night all of them broke
Sriram Panchu. Mediation
down some parts of the wall. process begins. DATA: HTBY
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POLLS IN 1952 AND 2019:

despite the passage of time, the increase in the
size of the electorate, and the economic and
social changes that have taken place in the inter-
vening decades, much of what Kamalnayan
Bajaj observed in 1952 remains relevant to what


was recently in the archives in New Delhi, any service to their credit came to the forefront.
we are witnessing in 2019. In several states the
Congress party remains riven with factional-
ism, with individual leaders seeking to maxi-
mise their own personal influence rather than of
the party to which they belong. Again, right-

where I came across an intriguing report Mutual bickerings and petty quarrels took most wing parties continue to spread false propagan-
on the first General Elections, held in 1951- of the time and energy of the leaders. Conse- da about the Congress and its leaders, tenden-
52. It was written by Kamalnayan Bajaj, quently the Organisation suffered and could not tiously portraying them as “anti-Hindu”,
whose father, Jamnalal Bajaj, was a great remain as an effective link between the Govern- although this now take the form of WhatsApp
patriot and philanthropist and a close asso- ment and the people. Even the good and benefi- forwards rather than oral rumours. The role of
ciate of Mahatma Gandhi’s. Kamalnayan cial enactments of the Government were to money and money power in elections, mean-
himself was a successful entrepreneur some extent ineffective, inasmuch as the Con- while, has dramatically increased. On the other
with close ties to the Congress party. He gress failed to explain to the masses the proper hand, one area in which there has been progress
had been nominated by the Congress to effects of such legislation.” The Congress in rather than regress is in the counting of votes.
fight a Lok Sabha seat in Sikar, Rajasthan. He Rajasthan faced a challenge from within, with With electronic voting machines (EVMs) in
lost his election to a candidate from the Ram rival factions led by leaders who worked for per- n With EVMs in place, it is no longer so easy to manipulate ballots and ballot boxes SAMIR JANA / HT place, it is no longer so easy to manipulate bal-
Rajya Parishad, and afterwards wrote an eight sonal rather than party interest. And it faced a lots and ballot boxes.
page note for internal circulation within the par- challenge from without, in particular from the gans. Ram Raj workers had offered money even gress securing some votes even in areas domi- There is an old French saying, which may be
ty. It was entitled “My experience of the General right-wing Ram Rajya Parishad, which was par- to Harijans but at some places the latter spurned nated by the Jagirdars.” translated into English as follows: “The more
Elections and certain irregularities connected ticularly close to, and funded by, the feudal elite the offer and said that their votes would go to the Kamalnayan Bajaj suggested that the police things change, the more they stay the same.”
with it in Rajasthan”, and it makes for instruct- of Rajasthan. Thus Kamalnayan Bajaj wrote of Congress.” were partial towards the landed elites of Rajast- This is validated by one last remark that I shall
ive reading today, some 67 years after it was what he termed the “misleading and false propa- In his report, Kamalnayan Bajaj also spoke of han. As he put it: “During the election it is my quote from Kamalnayan Bajaj’s report of 1952.
written. ganda carried on” by the Ram Rajya Parishad, the electoral process being contaminated by vio- impression that a section of the Police including This reads: “The people in general were very bit-
Kamalnayan Bajaj began his account by high- whose leaders “openly said that a vote given to lence. “At many booths,” he wrote, “Ram Raj Officers was indirectly co-operating with the ter about the corruption prevailing in Govern-
lighting the “rivalry in the Congress Organisa- the Congress would be tantamount to slaughter- workers with lathis and naked swords in their Jagirdar element in creating an atmosphere of ment quarters.”
tion between the two groups headed by Hiralalji ing a thousand cows and that a vote to the Ram hands went round openly telling the people to threat and panic.” He also alluded to the pres- Postscript: For the next General Elections, in
on the one side, and Varmaji and Vyasji on the Raj [Parishad] would bring them Punya of look- proceed to the booths only if they wanted to vote ence of rigging, writing: “I have strong suspicion 1957, Kamalnayan Bajaj shifted from Sikar to
other.” As he wrote, in some exasperation, the ing after a thousand cows”. for the Ram Raj, otherwise they asked them to go that ballot boxes have been tampered with and Wardha, and won. He thus himself exemplified
leaders of these rival groups within the Con- Kamalnayan Bajaj then came to the less-than- back. … [T]he Ram Raj workers threatened the votes from the Congress and the Kisan Sabha another running theme in Indian elections,
gress “demanded personal loyalty from the legitimate means used to garner votes. Thus he poor and ignorant voters to make it impossible boxes have been manipulated.” namely, the search by candidates for a safe seat.
workers. Loyalty to the Organisation got second wrote: “Money was freely distributed particu- for them to live their normal life. In spite of this, Kamalnayan Bajaj was writing about the first
place. In consequence of this some of the really larly amongst Brahmins so that they may vote however, the general feeling that Congress was General Elections held in India on the basis of Ramachandra Guha is the author of
good workers were shoved to the background for the Ram Raj. Sweets were also distributed likely to eventually come to power prevailed and universal adult franchise. The elections now Gandhi: The Years That Changed The World.
and persons of questionable character without amongst the children for crying Ram Raj slo- this was to some extent responsible for the Con- underway are the 17th such exercise. Yet, The views expressed are personal

owned by Narendra Modi. That points
the finger at the PM. But again, as far
as I can tell, the EC hasn’t acted. Why?
Third, has revealed that
KARAN THAPAR NITI Aayog asked bureaucrats in con-
stituencies the PM was scheduled to
campaign in to send local inputs to the

IS THE EC GOING SOFT PM office. Such inputs were received

from Wardha, Gondia and Latur
shortly before Modi campaigned
ments are on the side of the consumers
entirely. All they want is cheap food,”
he said.

ON NARENDRA MODI? there. Doesn’t this sound like a breach

of the MCC, which says: “Ministers …
shall not … make use of official
I would say relying exclusively on
short-term solutions such as debt relief
is another cause. But I would like to
he Election Commission (EC) to the soldiers behind the Balakot air- machinery or personnel during the suggest there is a more fundamental

has come in for extensive criti- strike and to the martyrs of Pulwama. electioneering work”? But again, as reason for the inequality in India, of
cism. It’s been accused of either In doing so, he directly defied the EC’s far as I can tell, the EC hasn’t acted. which the need to provide doles and
not responding promptly to letter of March 9, warning political And, again, I ask why? ll manifestos in this election con- debt relief is only one sign. This reason

breaches of the Model Code of parties against politicising the armed Whilst it’s true that during an elec- tain promises to make India a is that India is misled by what is known
Conduct (MCC) or of not doing so ade- forces. At Wardha, on April 1, he tion campaign the PM is just another more equal place by diverting as neoclassical economics, which
quately. Some believe it has noticea- asked the audience not to forgive the candidate, it’s also undeniable that as funds to those who suffer most relies on the market to distribute a
bly slipped from the acme established Congress for insulting Hindus by PM he has a position and importance from the current inequality. nation’s resources. But markets take
by former chief election commission- coining the term Hindu terror. This n Given his position, the PM’s lapses are quite distinct from any other person. While the Congress is promising no account of equity. When I was dis-
er TN Seshan in the 1990s. What I find breached both Section 1 of the MCC of greater significance PTI This means his lapses are of greater ~72,000 each year to the 20% of the pop- cussing neoclassical economics with
particularly disturbing is the EC’s and Section 123 of The Representation significance. They cannot be ignored ulation who are poor, the Bharatiya Ramgopal Agarwala, who was once the
weakness in responding to the prime of People’s Act. These speeches are 20 broadcast the PM’s speeches during or responded to in a dilatory fashion. Janata Party (BJP) is promising ~6,000 head of the economics unit of the World
minister’s own alleged breaches of the and 11 days old. Although the EC has the 48-hour period immediately prior Of course, he must not be treated a year to small and marginal farm Bank in China, he said to me: “A self-
MCC and, even, the law. called for details, it’s taken no action. to the first and second days of voting. unfairly but the response has to be households (that is, farmers who have equilibrating market is nonsense”.
However, let me at the outset The question is why not? In the mid- Section 126 of The Representation of fast, if not faster, than other cases. land holdings of up to 2 hectares). Neoclassical, or market economists,
acknowledge the Commission did dle of an election campaign, such a People’s Act explicitly prohibits the Isn’t it odd the EC has acted against In Odisha, where elections to the justify their dominance over economic
take a strong stand on the biopic and lengthy lapse of time is hardly excusa- broadcast of “any matter intended or Yogi Adityanath and Mayawati, assembly are also taking place, the BJP thinking by maintaining that their way
on NaMo TV. I only wish it had done ble. When it concerns an alleged calculated to influence or affect the whose lapses occurred on the April 7 is trying to rival Naveen Patnaik’s is scientific, and using mathematics to
this in other areas which are more breach by the prime minister (PM), a result of an election”. Modi’s cam- and April 9 respectively, but is silent existing provision of rice to the poor at prove it. Ramagopal’s view is endorsed
directly connected to Narendra Modi prompt and clear decision is required. paign speeches clearly fall into that about Modi’s, though the incidents ~1 per kg with a commitment to pro- by the economist, Thomas Piketty,
himself. If it appears the PM is being allowed to category. Equally importantly, the happened earlier? vide 1.5 kg rice with dal and salt free. In whose book criticising the dominance
Let’s first come to the prime minis- get away, that can only damage the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accepts Karan Thapar is the author of West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress of neoclassical economics caused such
ter’s speeches. In Latur, on April 9, he EC’s credibility. “NaMo TV is a feature of the NaMo Devil’s Advocate: The Untold Story has pointed out that it already provides a stir. He said: “This obsession with
called on people to dedicate their vote A second issue is that NaMo TV app”. And the app, it appears, is The views expressed are personal grain at ~2 per kg. mathematics is an easy way of acquir-
It would be harsh to deny the bene- ing the appearance of scienticity with-
fits the poor enjoy from these schemes out having to answer the far more com-
but their effectiveness is limited. A plex questions posed by the world we
dole, which is what free or heavily sub- live in.”


It has been said that general-pur-
pose technologies like electricity and
the personal computer (PC) tend to
sidised food is, doesn’t help the poor to
earn a decent living, nor does it provide
them with dignity.
Ramagopal believes that India has a
lot to learn from China where, as he
puts it, “neoclassical economists were


boost productivity not immediately,
but around 25 years after their incep-
tion. Yet it has now been 32 years since
The series of loan waivers for farm-
ers demonstrate that they only solve
the problem for the moment. Farmers
told to buzz off and the Chinese grew
their economy in their own way”.
According to Ramagopal, with his
EDOARDOCAMPANELLA artificial intelligence (AI), machine INTELLIGENCE BE ANY the Nobel laureate economist Robert still can’t find markets to sell their pro- experience of China and India, there
learning, Big Data, and humanoid Solow observed that, “You can see the duce at prices which enable them to are two changes in the latter’s econom-
PROJECT SYNDICATE robots fall within the remit of only a DIFFERENT? computer age everywhere but in pro- balance their books. While writing a ic policies that could create faster and
handful of firms. The attention these ductivity statistics,” and we still do chapter on farmer’s suicides in a book more equitable growth. One is relaxing
tatistics can hold brutal truths. technologies receive is wildly dispro- tive of the real economy. Across Orga- not see the computer age in the pro- 17 years ago, I visited the University of controls on the fiscal deficit to allow

We are constantly told that inno- portionate to the scale of their devel- nisation for Economic Co-operation ductivity statistics. Why should AI be Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, the government to increase spending
vation is occurring faster than opment and adoption. and Development (OECD) countries, any different from the PC in this where a plant physiologist said: on social and physical infrastructure.
ever, yet the data coming out of The dynamic is easy to discern. firms employing more than 250 work- respect? “Farmers come to us and say, ‘We did The second is an increase in savings,
the so-called Fourth Industrial Journalists chase juicy stories. Inves- ers account for just 7% of all active Ignoring the perspective of techno- everything you told us to produce including higher taxes, to fund the
Revolution suggests that it is anything tors seek attractive returns. Consum- firms and employ less than 40% of the logical laggards can have far-reaching crops, now tell us where to sell them’. infrastructure programmes. India’s
but revolutionary. Among advanced ers try to anticipate the next techno- workforce. And while the authors of policy implications, especially if tech- This bitter lesson has only just been neoclassical economists, who have
economies, productivity growth is the logical fad. Social networks, global the report acknowledge this bias, no-boosterism (or alarmism) diverts learnt.” But it hasn’t. If it had been dominated policy since the reforms of
slowest it’s been in 50 years. media, and international conferences their conclusions still amount to dan- attention from pressing problems fac- then, distress in the countryside the 1990s, will not approve of either. I
This “productivity paradox” is amplify the voices of disruptors who gerous generalisations. Their jobs of ing education systems and labour wouldn’t be an issue this election. have not read of any manifesto which
often attributed to measurement have an interest in inflating their own the future have nothing to do with the markets in the here and now. If gov- The vice-chancellor of the universi- calls for higher taxation.
problems or lags following the adop- prospects. And as the information cas- immediate employment needs of the ernments start allocating more ty blamed governments for farmers
tion of disruptive technologies. But cades, the ranks of believers grow. vast majority of small- and medium- resources to train the high-skilled not getting their rewards. “Govern- The views expressed are personal
another possible explanation is that The rumour becomes the rule. size enterprises that are still operat- professional elite of tomorrow, they
public debates about technological Consider the World Economic ing within the framework of the Third could foster even deeper inequality
trends tend to be dominated by the Forum’s (WEF) latest annual report Industrial Revolution. today.
companies and entrepreneurs that
are shaping them. The voices of the
vast majority of companies that are
on emerging labour-market trends,
which is based on a survey of large,
multinational corporations. It con-
Similarly, an OECD study finds that
the labour productivity gap between
firms at the technological frontier and
A sustainable technological trans-
formation requires widely shared
benefits, which means that helping
struggling to keep up with technologi- tends that by 2022, a substantial all other firms has been widening the laggards adapt is just as important
cal change (or actively resisting it) are increase in investments in machine sharply over the last decade. Many of as enabling the innovators to thrive. WOMEN DON’T NEED QUOTAS TO PROVE THEMSELVES
going unheard. learning, data analytics, new materi- the advanced technologies one hears The voices of the disrupted must be I would like to congratulate Lalita Panicker for her article “Women must choose
Acknowledging this underrepre- als, and quantum computing will so much about in the media remain heard. merit over quotas” (Engender: April 14) where she has rightly highlighted the
sented perspective is essential to boost demand for data scientists, AI unexploited by a non-trivial share of Edoardo Campanella is a Future of the World dominance of women in all spheres of life in today’s India. So, why we are asking for
understanding why the digital revolu- specialists, and robotics engineers, to companies, which suggests that we Fellow at the Center for the Governance of Change a 33% quota for women in the Parliament or state assemblies? If women really
tion isn’t showing up in the data, and the detriment of existing professions. have a long wait before even the most at IE University in Madrid come forward with true dedication and sincerity to join politics, then it won’t be a
why it may yet stall. For all of their The problem is that the WEF’s pop- revolutionary innovations start driv- The views expressed are personal surprise if the percentage of women parliamentarians crosses 33% in a few years
purchase on the public imagination, ulation sample is hardly representa- ing gross domestic product (GDP). Project Syndicate without any quotas.

atera APRIL 21-27, 1970 >>FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE HINDUSTAN TIMES Don’t panic because of a survey
This refers to Karan Thapar’s article
Many people fear that democracy will
“Understanding the India we’ve cre- be undermined if one party gains too
EWS OF THE WEEK ated” (April 14). The findings of an much prominence. It is obvious that in
THE WEEK HOTTEST APRIL UAR TROOPS STAGE BIG institution like CSDS are disturbing as it
sends us a message that there is a clear
a large country like India there will be
differences of opinion that intersect
divide between religions and regions. with regional or demographic fault
Bishen Singh Bedi and APRIL 27: Delhi and the adjoining APRIL 27: United Arab Republic
states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, soldiers crossed the Suez Canal and But whether we need to be so worried lines. In fact, such differences should be
E A S Prasanna who
Haryana, Punjab and Kashmir are attacked an "Israeli stronghold on the basis of a survey with a sample seen positively, for they prevent the
received the Padma Shreee
experiencing a severe heat-wave. destroying it completely," a military size of merely 10,000 people in a vast emergence of a hegemonic party.
awards from President V V
Giri seen with their wivees An unusual phenomenon in April, spokesman said. The statement country like India is something we need KARTIK KUMAR, GWALIOR
at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the heat-wave has been caused by said during the surprise attack, the to introspect on. India also has a large
Tuesday the absence of "western UAR forces killed "all the enemy number of fence sitters.
disturbances". forces defending the stronghold." BAL GOVIND, NOIDA

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INFLUENCERS Aayu and Pihu Show
and AYUSH, 5, Kota
2.2 million subscribers

They’re reviewing toys, making ice iyush Kalra, a sales professional

from Kota, started the YouTube
cream and letting us into the daily life of the channel Aayu and Pihu Show in 2017
because he couldn’t find good Hindi
urban tween. With millions tuning in, India’s videos for his son, Ayush, who was
about three then.
youngest vloggers are learning to generate “We wanted to keep Pihu [Prakruti] and
Aayu occupied with fun, informative vid-
hits, deal with the perks and perils of fame eos, but there were none in Hindi,” he says.
“So I thought of letting them make their
own shows. For better content for other
parents and to keep my kids occupied.”
They started off with simple, no-flame
cooking videos. “The kids enjoyed shoot-
ing them, but we didn’t get too many views
and didn’t know why,” he says.
They were close to giving up when they
realised that the videos with funny inter-
Anesha George n Nihal Raja- actions between the kids seemed to go

hat were you like at five? In

NOWSTREAMING gopalan (9,
above) chats
as he cooks,
down much better with viewers.
“We decided to start doing funny
sketches about everyday life, but ended

Kochi, Nihal Rajagopalan discusses every video with a moral,” he says.
had already shot a video
that would fetch over 2 mil-
lion views. It shows him in
flavours like a
pro, and says
They have uploaded around 180 such
videos in the last three years, releasing a
video every week. There’s one in which the
a chef’s hat and apron, ala delicacy putta, or steamed rice cakes, he wants to be kids don’t want to go to school and eventu-
making mango ice-cream KichaTube HD which he prepared for Ellen DeGeneres an astronaut ally understand that school is actually a lot
in Mickey Mouse moulds. NIHAL RAJAGOPALAN, 9, Kochi when he was invited onto her show in 2016. chef when he of fun. In another, they learn to appreciate
Rajagopalan’s little hands 35,000 subscribers Kicha cooks in real-time with recipes grows up. everything their homemaker
operate the blender with provided by his mother. mother does in a day.
ease (though he does seem awestruck by “He is a different person on camera,” (Right) There’s also one about
its speed). He breaks into a song midway, ihal Rajagopalan, nicknamed Kicha, says Ruby. “We rehearse once, but when Prakruti Kalra, table manners. “Most feed-

tries to recall the ingredients, talks about has been a constant in the kitchen the camera rolls, he does what he wants, 12, and her back is about how these
texture like a professional, only to dig right from the age of three. says what he wants, makes little bloopers brother Ayush, videos are family-friendly
into his ice-cream as soon as it’s ready. His mother, Ruby, 47, a profes- too but carries on confidently.” 5, make funny and entertaining,” says
Facebook acquired the rights to this sional baker, would indulge him by Kids bully him, sometimes, saying that videos in which Kalra. “But some kids tend
video for $2,000 in 2016. Rajagopalan, better answering his questions and letting him he isn’t a real chef. they argue to compare Pihu to Aayu,
known as Kicha, is now nine and success- watch her bake. When he was not trying to “YouTube disabled the comments sec- about an issue calling him cuter and a bet-
fully runs his channel KichaTube, with help his mother, he’d watch YouTube vid- tion on children’s channels about two or chat about ter actor, which is some-
35,000 subscribers. eos of the nine-year-old American toy months ago, but before that I made it a things like times a little unfair to our
In Noida, 9-year-old Anantya Anand reviewer, Evan, on his channel EvanTube point to go through every comment and table manners. daughter.
makes videos telling kids how to pack their HD. Kicha adored him. remove the abusive ones so that he “It has, however,
travel bags. Kyra Kanojia, 8, also from In 2015, Kicha managed to convince his wouldn’t spot them,” says Krishnan. taught her to deal with
Noida, reviews and assembles toys, some- dad to make a cameraphone video of him They make it a point to keep sharing all unpleasant feedback and
times failing at the first attempt. These making ice popsicles and upload it on You- the positive feedback he receives to keep know that she cannot
kids, some of India’s youngest YouTubers, Tube. They set up a channel called Kicha- him motivated. “The good thing is he always expect praise.”
get millions of views for each video. Tube HD, similar to Evan’s. rarely harps on unpleasant things and gets
A KPMG study found last year that User “Friends and colleagues said they found happy knowing that so many people are
Generated Content (UGC) occupies the
second-largest share in India’s online
video consumption, after comedy shows.
the little chef amusing and wanted more,”
says Rajagopal Krishnan, 47, an advertis-
ing professional.
sending him love from across the world,”
his father says.
Kicha hopes to make a cake that looks
YouTube accounts for 60% to 70% of this Since then Kicha has posted over 150 like him and is as big as him. However, his note of appreciation from her school for
viewing. “YouTube kids, as a category, cooking videos in the last four years. There “real aim is to become an astronaut chef Kyrascope Toy Reviews her entrepreneurial efforts.
took off in 2015 and channels by individual are easy, no-flame recipes. Also, the Ker- and cook in space” when he grows up. KYRA KANOJIA, 8, Noida “Our weekly shooting sessions are also
kid creators started picking up in 2017,” father-daughter bonding time,” says Man-
says Satya Raghavan, director of YouTube 11,000 subscribers ish. “The best part about her being a child
Content Partnerships in India.
These videos are typically shot and THE LITTLE LIFESTYLE VLOGGER anish Kanojia, 42, a creative
toy reviewer is that it shows me she can’t
be dishonest. Her displeasure just shows

scripted by parents, feature kids and are director at a tech company, knew on her face.” If a toy isn’t fun, if it is too
aimed at kids. Anand, who wants to be an veggie-eating dares. “The most popular his daughter Kyra (below) loved tough or too easy, she loses interest and
actress, also does videos on fashion, and MyMissAnand are comedy sketches on things like types of playing with toys, like any other will be visibly upset.
funny sketches about life as a primary- ANANTYA ANAND, 9, Noida teachers, life with or without siblings, bad five-year-old. What was amusing Initially, viewers would criticise her
school student. “I write scripts but she 2.5 million subscribers students vs good students,” Anand says. was how she insisted on taking them apart English pronunciation.
rarely sticks to them,” says her mother, Videos get an average of 4 million views, and re-assembling them first. “She said it “I would respond saying she is after all
Nisha. “Her bits make the videos funnier.” surprising her mother, Nisha, who scripts was because she’d seen other kids re-as- only a child,” her father says. The most
While most videos take an hour or two to nantya Anand (below) was barely them. “Kids in the US do cool videos about sembling their toys on YouTube,” he says. worrisome thing was when someone in

shoot, longer ones can take six to eight four, but her family had figured out their morning or after-school routine that “What was interesting was that she school told her that being famous meant
hours. “Breaks are crucial. We wrap up if that she loved the camera. Her aunt, Anantya loved watching. We really didn’t would stop to explain what she was doing that she may get kidnapped. Her parents
the kids seem to lose interest,” says Piyush Shruti, 33, a lifestyle and beauty think it would catch on so well in India,” with a patience most kids that age don’t had to explain that nothing of the sort
Kalra, 38, father of Ayush and Prakruti. vlogger who lived in the US then, she says. Shooting takes six hours on have,” he says. He asked her if she wanted would happen. “These are things you need
recall h ti ssly she’d talk on Skype. weekends, and the channel releases two or to feature in a YouTube channel and to brace a kid for,” Manish says.
She would talk about three videos a month. started Kyrascope Toy Reviews in 2016.
er day and comment on At 9, Anand is also learning to deal with From unboxing videos, to vid-
andom things, but not a online fame. Fans write in and ask to take eos on assembling aug-
iinute was boring, just selfies with her at malls. “We were in mented-reality
ke a seasoned blogger,” Europe on a family vacation last year toys, Kyra has
hruti says. Little when a little girl from Afghanistan recog- uploaded around
nand started off star- nised Anantya and approached her for a 150 videos in the
ng in her aunt’s videos picture,” recalls her mother. The YouTu- last two and half
s a model for kid’s hair- ber was overwhelmed but her family says years.
yles but eventually that this popularity has disadvantages as “I’m called the toy
onvinced her aunt she well. “So far she hasn’t got too many hate expert among my
eeded her own plat- messages but we’ve taught her to ignore friends,” she says,
rrm. MyMissAnand, people who spew hatred,” says her aunt grinning. “Every time
t up in 2017, features Shruti Anand. “We explained to her that someone wants a new
er talking about her she is not answerable to anyone. Her toy, they ask me if it’s
outines, travels, safe friends and family are always going to be worth buying and that
nline challenges like proud of her talent and that’s what should feels really nice.”
easure hunts and
e keep her going,” she adds. Kyra has also received a


kar’s meticulous but innovative approach.
“The main panels, 25 ft tall, had bulged at windows at the
the base from their own weight,” he says. Chhatrapati
“Swati used aluminium casing to create a Shivaji Maharaj
Rachel Lopez She counts a yacht club and museum Restoration is hard robust frame an inch behind, reinforced terminus in
n among her clients. And she’s worked on enough with architec- with polycarbonate. Anyone else would Mumbai.
churches in Goa, Chennai and Singapore. ture; masons, sculptors have just removed the original panes or (Inset) A glass
wati Chandgadkar doesn’t just see Not a bad haul for a woman who’d been and ironsmiths have to fused the bits with slapdash copper foil.” panel at the

the world through rose-tinted glass. teaching English literature for 13 years be re-trained. With University of
She sees it through rose, turquoise, before discovering, in 1995, at a course in glass, it’s even more dif- GOING CLEAR Mumbai’s
amber, emerald and violet-tinted stained-glass conservation in the US, that ficult. Much of our heri- When it comes to stained glass, misconcep- convocation
glass, all delicately hand-tinted in she’d rather work with classics of a differ- tage stained glass came tions persist. “One is that stained-glass hall. HT PHOTOS:
England, shipped here more than 100 ent sort. from renowned artists windows are tall and meant for large spa- PRATIK CHORGE
years ago. and studios in Eng- ces. I have enjoyed creating partitions,
The stained-glass restorer and her team COLOUR SHIFT land. No one here knew screens and window dressings in homes
make up The Glass Studio, which has been Chandgadkar’s switch could not have been how to deal with a split, and stores,” Chandgadkar says.
working in this field for
f over 20 etter timed. By y the mid-1990s, India fading colours or thin- The large-format panes do have epic sto-
years but is virtually as just wa aking up to the idea of ning panes. ries to tell. Look closely and designs will
unknown outside herri- ecialised heritage conser- The job requires a reveal their context. The stained glass in
tage-management cirr- tionn. There was a move delicate hand in more Mumbai’s old churches, for instance, fea-
cles. Their handiwork, ay from painting over ways than one. “It’s ture people dressed in kurtas, chappals
though, is hard to rreplacing damaged not just coloured glass and jodhpurs in the Nativity scenes.
miss. Much of it is in cchitectural detail, patched together,” Chandgadkar especially likes the story
Mumbai, Chennai nd a need for experts Chandgadkar says. Nor is it just slapped behind a panel at the St Thomas Cathedral.
and Goa. And no, ho understood origi- on with paint. The tints are created when rose panels, which survived last week’s They say when the glass arrived in India
not all of it is in al materials and tech- the glass itself is fired into being. “Making fire) are exposed to little heat and humidity by ship, the face of St Thomas had been
churches. ques. “India’s major stained glass is labour-intensive and the through the course of a normal year. damaged. The cathedral asked the studio
Chandgadkar, 62, iies have an ensemble raw materials are expensive,” she says. So Chandgadkar had to get creative. in England to replace it. Henry Holiday,
has helped restore Neo-Gothic architec-
N “Conserving it is equally costly and Tints and materials are refrigerated; her the designer, wasn’t thrilled about the
stained glass at the Uni- re, to which stained- requires a different skill-set.” team works fast, while they’re still cool. extra work. “He painted his own face on
versity of Mumbai, th he ss iss intrinsic,” Chand- Keep in mind that stained glass wasn’t Conservation architect David Cardoz, instead. So what we see now is Henry Holi-
city’s Keneseth Eliya ahoo kar saays. So there was meant for the tropics. Most Western cathe- who oversaw the restoration of Byculla’s day’s face with a not-so-pleasant, rather
synagogue and Jama a Masjid. ty of work k to be done. dral glass (even the Notre Dame’s famous Gloria church last year, recalls Chandgad- disquieting expression for a saint!”


APRIL 21, 2019


how and the why of it), talks about various
formations, the ball playing defender,
inverted wingers and false nines, but

A TIME TO REVISIT IT THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE nowhere does he sound dry or pedantic.
This is because he sees all this through
ENGLISH TOP FLIGHT, OF HOW IT the prism of characters and personalities.
WENT FROM BEING “A SLUM The Mixer is particularly good when it
Elsewhere, another exciting race is deals with the men whose transformative
SPINOFF afoot in the league: the sprint for the third SPORT PLAYED IN SLUM influences made the Premier League what
and fourth places. Tottenham Hotspur, led STADIUMS” TO ONE AWASH IN it is today. We read about the impact of
by Mauricio Pochettino, the most feted managers such as Sir Alex Ferguson,
manager to have never won a trophy, led
MASSIVE SUMS OF MONEY, A Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho. We learn
this particular race for most of the season. GLOBALISED TV SPECTACLE about the imprint players such as Eric
But at the moment, all the bets are off. Cantona, Thierry Henry, Wayne Rooney,
Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United, Rio Ferdinand or Denis Bergkamp left on
all with new managers, make up the rest of Mixer does delve into tactics. But it is the league. We revel in the monumental
SOUMYA BHATTACHARYA the field in this sprint to the finish. really the story of the Premier League, the achievements of teams that defined and
Come end of the season, two of those fascinating tale of the transformation of brought something unprecedented into
he English Premier League today four teams will be denied a place in the top the English top flight, of how it went from the league such as Arsenal’s Invincibles of

sees its most absorbing title race four, and, therefore, Champions League being, as the Sunday Times once put it, “a 2003-04, Manchester United’s treble win-
since 2011-12 enter its final few football. You could barely insert a ciga- slum sport played in slum stadiums, ners of 1998-99 or Claudio Ranieri’s Leices-
weeks. On May 12, we shall have a rette paper between the sides in this con- increasingly watched by slum people” to ter City, title winners in 2015-16, overcom-
winner. Manchester City is aiming to test. Not for years has this particular fight Premier League remains a cauldron. n Mohamed Salah what it is today: awash in obscene sums of ing 1000-1 odds. The book most comes alive
become the first team to defend the title been so frenzied. So much can change in so Anything, really, is possible in the three (centre) after money, a cosmopolitan, globalised TV when dealing with these tropes, and in
since Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester little time. weeks ahead. scoring Liver- spectacle with a worldwide following. relating them to the overall expansion in
United did so in the 2008-09 season. Liver- Of the other big leagues in Europe, only Your ideal companion as you immerse pool’s second The book derives its title from the allure of the Premier League.
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season ignited by the dream of a first top in it although the inevitable — Bayern stretch of the campaign should be just as Chelsea on April League era, for defenders to “put it in the mark the 25th anniversary of the begin-
flight title since 1989-90. But if it cannot Munich winning — seems to be forthcom- absorbing a book: Michael Cox’s The 14. The English mixer”, that is, to hit long balls upfield tar- ning of the Premier League. Two years on,
make it in the end, Liverpool will become ing. Juventus has sewn up the Italian Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tac- Premier League geted at a brawny striker hovering near at the closing stages of one of the best and
the team to have finished second with league. For the eighth time in the past 11 tics, from Route One to False Nines. I don’t is in for a the opposition’s penalty area (also known tightest seasons in the league’s history, it
more points than many champions in the seasons, Barcelona’s hold on the Spanish know what the publishers were after with frenzied finish. as Route One). How things have changed. remains an entertaining, compelling read.
Premier League era. title is assured. In comparison, the English that subtitle. It is plain misleading. The Cox traces the change in tactics (both the Spinoff appears every fortnight


Local breeds that have been getting
popular over the last few years

WHO’S A 5,000 a
Features: Long and narrow head, large
eyes, piercing gaze, broad between the
ears, tapering muzzle

pup in 2017. Now Origin: Bagalkot, Karnataka
15,000. Often Temperament: Devoted and gentle,
pitched to buyers who making it a good family dog
want foreign show dogs
Interesting feature: Strong
like Salukis, which cost
immune system and adaptabil-
30,000 to ity to hot climates
It might just be a native a pup

breed you’ve never heard of.

Indigenous dogs are finding 5,000 a pup in
2017. Now 20,000.
favour and homes across India Often compared to foreign
show dogs like Salukis,
PASHMI which cost 30,000 to
5,000 a pup in
2017. Now 25,000.
HOUND 50,000
Often compared to
Features: Tall, a pup
slender and feathered, foreign show dogs like
small head and long furry ears Whippets, which cost
Origins: Probably descended RAJAPALAYAM 40,000 a pup PHOTOS: SATISH
from Afghan Hounds brought by
Anesha George the Pathans who settled in the Features: Milky white coat, characteristic
Deccan plateau. Now found in pink nose
Interesting feature: A keen ability to
Maharashtra, Karnataka and Origin: Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu differentiate between friend and threat.
n 2017, when Srinidhi Rao wanted a Andhra Pradesh

pet, someone suggested a Mudhol Temperament: It is loyal, loves company and Used as hunting dogs in the Nayak dynasty
Temperament: Usually gentle, but may develop separation anxiety between the 16th and 18th century
Hound. The breed is native to
sometimes spirited. It makes a
south India and commonly a pet or
good guard dog
a hunting animal. “I was appre-
Interesting feature:
hensive,” recalls the 29-year-old
civil engineer. “I’d never heard Phenomenal speed, stamina KOMBAI
about the breed. I assumed that a and endurance in running Features: Small, stocky and muscular
hound would be ferocious.” Origin: Kombai, Tamil Nadu
But fawn-coloured Robo, now two, Temperament: Very energetic, slightly
is handsome, tall as a goat and about as CHIPPIPARAI HOUND 2,000 to aggressive
benign. He’s a beloved member of the fam-
Features: Dome-shaped head,
5,000 a pup in 2017. Interesting feature: One of the
ily and has a fan following in the children Now 15,000. Breeders
large black snout, long bravest breeds. Rumoured to be strong
at their housing complex in Mysuru. “He is
bony body, tail that market it as an alternative to enough to kill a bear
so big, but acts like any other dog. He
curls like the foreign show dogs like
craves attention and crawls into our laps
handle of an Afghan Hounds, which cost
to sleep,” says Rao.
More Indians are warming up to the idea 75,000 to a lakh a pup
of adopting a native breed pet dog instead Origin: The
Chippiparai region in
5,000 a pup
of popular foreign breeds like Labrador in 2017. Now
Retrievers, German Shepherds and Sibe- Virudhunagar district,
rian Huskies. Tamil Nadu 15,000. Often seen as
Coimbatore’s VS Ravi, president of Temperament: Known
an alternative to foreign
Native Dog Breeds Speciality Club (affili- to be dedicated to one dogs like Bull Terriers,
ated to the Kennel Club of India), says human being for all of which cost 40,000 a
demand for local breeds has risen in the its life pup
last couple of years. “Pups that sold for Interesting feature:
₹2,000 to ₹5,000 are now sold for ₹10,000 to 270-degree vision,
₹15,000, because of demand,” he says. with extremely keen
“Word of mouth and social media have eyesight
given them a big boost.”
If a native dog’s looks were previously a PHOTO: KARTHIK DAVEY
deterrent for potential pup seekers, those
very features are now the game-changer.
“The Rajapalayam, with its milky white
fur and pink snout, is the most popular,”
says S Ramanathan, secretary of the Mad-
urai Canine Club. “But most people are
realising that having a healthy dog that is
more acclimatised to Indian weather is
better than one with a furry coat.”

NEW MENUS IN PONDICHERRY was picked up by the French. The key
ingredients are shallots, mustard seeds,
cumin, garlic, turmeric, asafoetida, white
dal and sesame oil,” Anita says.
The food served at restaurants has also
changed. “Till the early ’80s, there were
Vietnamese restaurants in Pondicherry.
Poulomi Banerjee Pondicherry Heritage Festival. Other common ingredients in this cui- Authentic French food was also easily
n There was also a South-East Asian, sine, says Louis, are coconut milk and available,” says Anita. Today, Paris Res-
especially Vietnamese, influence on the badam. Dishes include prawn mustard taurant is one of only a few still selling
n February, Twinkle Gupta, a baker food here. “What was then known as Indo- curry, aubergine caviar and mutton sam- chaiyos, along with a mix of European and

based in Puducherry, hosted a food China was also a French colony. And many bar. And a vindaloo very different from the Indian dishes.
walk as part of the Union Territory from Pondicherry who got government Goan equivalent. Prawn Malay Curry is a Given the number of French tourists
(UT)’s annual heritage festival. High- jobs were posted there. Some of them came dish with a South-East Asian influ- and nationals still working here, there are
lights included egg dosa served with back with Vietnamese wives,” says Gupta. ence.While some restaurants like the one still some French dishes available at a few
meat and fish gravies; mutton samosas And thus chaiyos – a kind of Vietnamese at Le Dupleix hotel have a few Pondicherry restaurants – crepes and more at Café Des
and nalli soup; idiyappam and paya. spring roll, made from rice flour – fusion dishes on their menu, anyone who Arts, a selection of French dishes and des-
What the walk did not include, was a appeared in restaurants in Pondicherry. has enjoyed a home meal will know,the serts at The Promenade and Villa Shanti, a
sample of what is commonly known as What is known as Pondicherry cuisine taste is vastly different. few Creole and French ones at the restau-
Pondicherry cuisine, “simply because it is is the result of a mingling of flavours. Unfortunately, many of these dishes are rant of the hotel Dune De L’Orient.
rarely served in restaurants,” says Gupta. “These were dishes cooked mainly in Cath- now disappearing even from home kitch- Baker Street is packed with French visi-
olic Franco-Indian homes – locals who had ens. “One reason is that the younger gener- tors picking up baguettes and other kinds
FUSION FOOD converted to Christianity, had travelled spice is much less, because of the French n Croissants and ation doesn’t have time to cook,” says of breads, or sitting down to enjoy a crois-
An erstwhile French colony, the cuisine of abroad and were more open to the French influence. So you get the flavour, but not baguettes are Anita. The other, adds Louis, is that many sant and coffee. “But there’s nowhere that
Puducherry – like much of its architecture influence,” says Lourdes Thirouvanziam- the heat of the spice,” she explains. still around, but families who chose to retain French citi- I can get a good ratatouille,” says Anita.
– bears the imprint of its colonial past. Louis, of Tamil and Vietnamese heritage, One of the signature spices used in this a lot of places zenship when Pondicherry became a part Walking down the streets of Puducherry
“Even today, the dosas I make at home are who has compiled many of these recipes in cuisine is vadavam, says Anita De Canaga, sell burgers and of India in 1954, have migrated abroad. today, what’s more visible are signs for
more like crepes, with cheese and meat in her book, Pondicherry Kitchen. “Pondi- whose mother Pushpa hosts guests for pre- pizzas instead. “My book is very popular among this com- burgers and wood-fired pizzas, common to
them instead of masala,” says Bitasta cherry cuisine is a variant of Tamil food, booked meals at home. “It is believed BIPLOV BHUYAN / HT munity,” says Louis, whose daughter is all Indian towns, as a Western alternative
Samantaray, one of the organisers of the refined by French influence. The use of vadavam originated in Pondicherry and also settled in France. to traditional Indian fare.



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> MIKE POMPEO, US secretary of state, on North Korea’s
demand that he should be ousted from the nuclear talks

Gunmenstormministrybuilding MORE THAN 60
inKabul,atleastsevenkilled ACROSS SYRIA
TOWER UNDER SIEGE Among the dead were 4 civilians, 3 police officers; Taliban deny involvement n

Reuters BEIRUT/MOSCOW: Jihadists have

n killedmorethan60Syrianregime
fighters in 48 hours, a monitor
KABUL: Atleastsevenpeoplewere said on Saturday, in some of the
killed in an attack on the Afghan deadliest attacks on pro-Damas-
n ‘WON’T GIVE UP!’ A protester kneels in front of a fire during a communicationsministryincen- cus forces in recent weeks.
‘yellow vest’ demonstration in Paris. The protests on Saturday tralKabulonSaturday,breaking Kurdish-led forces in March
marked the 23rd week of anti-government marches. AFP months of relative calm in the announced the defeat of the
capital and underlining the con- Islamic State (IS) group’s “cali-
shortstories tinued security threats despite phate” in eastern Syria, but the
efforts to open peace talks with jihadists have retained hideouts
the Taliban. there and in other parts of the
TWO TEENAGERS HELD OVER KILLING OF The attack began shortly country as well as the ability to
JOURNALIST IN NORTHERN IRELAND before midday when a suicide carry out deadly assaults.
LONDON:Two teenagers have been arrested over the killing of a journalist bomb was detonated at the Since Thursday, IS jihadists
shot dead in Northern Ireland, police said on Saturday, after a murder that entrance to the multi-storey have killed 35 pro-Damascus
has triggered international condemnation. The 18 and 19-year-old men were building housing the ministry in fighters in regime-held parts of
arrested in Londonderry under anti-terror laws and taken to Belfast for a busy commercial area of the central and eastern Syria, the
questioning, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said. Journalist Lyra city,followedupbygunfirewhich Syrian Observatory for Human
McKee, 29, was shot in the head late on Thursday in Derry by, police believe, could be heard over a mile away. Rights said.
dissident republicans linked to the New IRA paramilitary group as they Among the dead were four ObservatorychiefRamiAbdel
clashed with police in Northern Ireland’s second city. The leaders of Northern civiliansandthreepoliceofficers, Rahman said it was “the highest
Ireland’s main political parties together condemned the killing. AFP while another eight civilians death toll among regime forces
were wounded, a government since the caliphate was declared
official said. defeated”intheeasternvillageof
13 people shot dead at Iraq meet brings together “We saw a gunman trying to Baghouz last month.
family party in Mexico Saudi Arabia and Iran break open an office door and as
MEXICOCITY:Thirteen people, BAGHDAD:A summit organised by we wererunningout,he was try- ASSAD DISCUSSES PEACE
including a child, were killed on Iraq brought together regional ing to shoot us and he started WITH RUSSIAN ENVOYS
Friday when a group of unidenti- rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran on shouting: ‘I will kill everyone n (Left) An Afghan soldier rushes towards the communications ministry building in Kabul; (right) the view of the tower that was attacked. AGENCIES Syrian President Bashar al-As-
fied gunmen opened fire on a Saturday as part of a broader here’,” said Syeda Rashid, an sad met senior officials from his
party in the violence-wracked effort by Iraqi leaders to fashion officeadministratorintheminis- ministry spokesman Nasrat “We were having lunch when Theoperationmarkedareturn US officials have held a series of strongest ally Russia in Damas-
eastern Mexican state of Vera- the country’s image as a friend try who escaped with several of Rahimi said. we heard the explosion,” said to the kind of complex attacks in meetings with representatives cus on Friday and Saturday to
cruz, officials said. The public among neighbours. Scarred by her colleagues. She said at least The interiorministry saidin a Rabia, who worked at the child- an urban centre that have killed from the Taliban to try to agree discussupcomingpeacetalksand
safety office said the gunmen more than three decades of war, six women had been wounded. statement that more than 2,800 carecentre.“Wegrabbedthechil- hundreds of people in Kabul and the basis for a peace settlement tradebetweenthetwocountries,
arrived at a family reunion in Iraq is recasting itself as a media- Televisionimagesshowedpeo- employeesoftheministryofcom- dren together into the safe room other Afghan cities over recent and an end to more than 17 years state media in Syria reported.
Minatitlan before suddenly tor among neighbours. AP
ple fleeing after gunfire and munications and information and just waited till the security years. of war. RussiahashelpedAssad’sfor-
opening fire. AGENCIES
Indian-origin neurologist explosionsbegannearthe18-sto- technology and the ministry of forces arrived,” she said. There was no claim of respon- While heavy fighting has car- cestotakebackmostofthe coun-
Massive sums of cash charged with fraud in US rey government tower. information and culture were The blast, which security offi- sibility but the Taliban issued a ried on across Afghanistan and try but the eight-year-long war
found at Bashir’s home The area around the building evacuated during the clearance cials said appeared to have been statement denying any involve- Taliban militants have continues.
NEW YORK:An Indian-origin wassealedoffbypoliceasatleast operation. caused by a suicide bomber, was ment. Many such attacks have announcedtheirnowcustomary Swathes of the northeast and
KHARTOUM:Sudan’s public neurologist has been charged
three attackers battled security Several young children and also close to the heavily fortified been claimed by the radical spring offensive, it had been northwest are still out of his con-
prosecutor has begun investigat- with conspiracy to unlawfully
forces for several hours before staffatachildcarecentreformin- Serena Hotel, one of the very few Islamic State (IS) group. months since the last major trol, while sanctions and a fuel
ing ousted president Omar dispense controlled substances
al-Bashir on charges of money and commit healthcare fraud in theattackwasfinallysuppressed istryemployeeswerealsoevacu- Kabulhotels still usedbyforeign Prior to Saturday’s attack, attack on civilian targets in the shortage are constricting the
laundering and possession of the US. Anil Prasad, 62, of Louisi- in the late afternoon, interior ated. visitors. Kabulhadbeenrelativelycalmas capital. economy.
large sums of foreign currency ana was charged with one count
without legal grounds. Military of prescribing controlled substan-
intelligence searched Bashir’s
home and found suitcases loaded
with $351,000 and six million
ces outside the course of profes-
sional practice and for no legiti-
mate purpose and one count of
Blind man makes Pacific voyage Egyptians vote in O R M A R A T E R R O R AT TAC K

euros, as well as five million

Sudanese pounds. REUTERS
conspiracy to commit healthcare
fraud. PTI Agence France-Presse referendum to

TOKYO: A blind Japanese sailor

extend Sisi’s rule
completed his non-stop Pacific Agence France-Presse
voyage on Saturday, becoming n

Cyber expert credited with stopping WannaCry
the first sightless person on
the vast ocean.
CAIRO:Egyptians voted on Satur-
day in a referendum that aims to
ransomware attack admits to malware charges MitsuhiroIwamotoarrivedat cement the rule of President
The British cyber security researcher hailed as port in Fukushima in his 40-foot Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former

1 a hero for neutralising the global ransomware

attack in 2017 has pleaded guilty to two of the
10 US charges of writing malware
sailboat on Saturday morning,
around two months after he left
California. Iwamoto, a 52-year-
old San Diego resident, sailed Voters were being asked to n File photo of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan attending a
US prosecutors had claimed that he and a co-defendant advertised, from the US city on February 24 Mitsuhiro Iwamoto (left), a blind sailor, celebrates his arrival in back amendments to the consti- welcome ceremony in Beijing.
distributed and profited from a malware code known as Kronos with DougSmith,aUSnavigator Iwaki, Japan, with his navigator Doug Smith. REUTERS tution to allow Sisi, 64, to run for

between 2014 and 2015

“I’ve pleaded guilty to two charges related to writing malware in the

years prior to my career in security,” Hutchins, who is also known as
ing information such as wind
This was his second attempt
yacht hit a whale and sank.
“I’m home. Thank you,” Iwa-
moto told the welcoming party
some 14,000 kilometres.
“I didn’t give up and I made a
dreamcometrue,” Iwamoto was
another six-year term while
greater influence inpolitical life.
Iran, Afghanistan
MalwareTech, said in a statement. after his initial voyage was cut
short six years ago when his
after his yacht sailed into
Fukushima, ending a journey of
The three-day referendum
pro-democracy protests this
must act against
attackers: Pak
Sex cult: Seagram monthsweptawayveteranpresi-
dents in Algeria and Sudan.

In war-torn Syria, an ancestor heiress pleads guilty

Sisi himself was among the
first to vote when polls opened,
castinghisballotintheupmarket HT Correspondent verified information, this new

of Notre-Dame still stands

Cairo suburb of Heliopolis. n alliance had its training and
In Shubra, a working-class logistical camps in Iran.
Agence France-Presse neighbourhood of the capital, ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s foreign Following investigations,
n dozens of voters, mostly women minister Shah Mahmood Qure- Pakistan shared the information
carrying their children, queued shi on Saturday said the govern- with Iranian authorities, Qure-
NEWYORK: Clare Bronfman, heir- outside a polling station in the ment expects both Iran and shi said, adding that the exact
esstotheSeagramliquorfortune, local high school. Afghanistan to take strong location of the camps has also
haspleaded guilty to herrolein a InCairo,troopsweredeployed action against terrorist groups been identified.
secretive society of women sex innumbersalthoughtheinterior behind the deadly bus attack at The foreign minister said that
slaves. ministry denied to give any Ormara. apart from expecting Tehran to
The guilty plea on two counts- nationwide figures. Qureshi told reporters in take action against these outfits,
conspiracy to conceal and har- Egyptisstillbattlingajihaidst Islamabad that the whole coun- Islamabad hopes that Kabul, too,
bour illegal aliens for financial insurgency based in the Sinai try was “angry and upset” and will take necessary steps since
gainandfraudulentuseofidenti- Peninsula that has seen attacks wanted to know who was behind the new alliance has a presence
fication- allows Bronfman’s to in Cairo and other cities. the attack. and leadership in Afghanistan.
avoidatrialinthecasesettoopen n Clare Bronfman AP Sisi has argued that he needs At least 14 passengers were Qureshi said that specific
May 7. longer to complete the job of offloaded from buses and gunned forensic evidence was available,
The40-year-oldphilanthropist charged with sex trafficking and restoring security and stability down by unidentified assailants which could be shared, if neces-
and former equestrian show- forced labour conspiracy, now aftertheturmoilthatfollowedthe on the Makran Coastal Highway sary, to trace the attackers.
jumper is the daughter of Edgar stands alone as a defendant in a overthrow of veteran autocrat near Ormara, Balochistan, early “They’re criminals who have
Bronfman, the late Canadian case. Raniere, who was arrested Hosni Mubarak in the Arab on Thursday. done this incident,” Qureshi
chairman of liquor giant Sea- in Mexico last year, is accused of Spring of 2011. Qureshi said that an alliance said.
gram whose net worth was esti- creating a secret society called Outonthestreets,hissupport- of Baloch terrorist organisations He said he spoke to his Iranian
mated at $2.6 billion. “DOS”, a pyramid scheme of ers waved flags bearing their that goes by the acronym “BRA” counterpart, Mohammad Javad
Keith Raniere, 58, the founder more than a dozen women campaign motto “Do the Right” has claimed responsibility for Zarif, and shared the sentiments
of the purported self-help group “slaves”and“masters”withhim astheypressedpassers-bytoturn the attacks. of the Pakistani people as well as
Nxivm who has already been - the sole man- at the top. out and vote “yes”. He said that on the basis of Islamabad’s expectations.
n The facade of the 5th-century basilica in Qalb Lozeh village in northwestern Syria. The ancient
limestone cathedral is the architectural forerunner of France's famed Notre-Dame. AFP

Agence France-Presse
example of the twin tower
facade flanking a highly elab-
orate arched entrance, the
with three sweeping arches
resting on broad capitals to
spread and distribute the
Some in Imran’s new cabinet worked for Musharraf
QALBLOZEH,SYRIA:An arched precursor to what became weight which carried the Imtiaz Ahmad the man whom former premier head of ISI in Punjab when Mus- in economics from Boston Uni-
entrance flanked by two tow- known as the Romanesque clerestory windows and the n Benazir Bhutto had accused of harrafmountedhiscoup inOcto- versity. Having worked at Har-
ers, elaborate carvings and a style,” says West Asia cul- original wooden roof over the planning her assassination, was ber 1999. Soon after, he was vard Institute of Development
broad-aisled nave - a 5th-cen- tural expert Diana Darke. nave,” she adds. ISLAMABAD: The timing of Paki- sworn in as minister for parlia- appointed home secretary of the and assumed key offices at the
tury limestone church in Romanesque architecture The abandoned church is stan’s cabinet reshuffle and the mentary affairs. province. World Bank, Shaikh has over 30
northwestern Syria is the evolved into the Gothic style within a cluster of 40 so-called people who got key portfolios Shah retired in 2004 after a His chequered past as an ISI years of experience in economic
architectural forerunner of that defines Notre-Dame, she “Ancient Villages of North- have led to questions about the 38-year career that saw him rise officer also saw his nomination policymaking,managementand
France’s famed Notre-Dame says. ern Syria” which UNESCO competence of the Imran Khan to the rank of brigadier while for a senior diplomatic position implementation.
cathedral. The layout of the church in has included on its World government as well as whether serving with the 15 Punjab Regi- rejected. In 2004, Musharraf FirdousAshiqAwan,aformer
Hemmed by the village of Syria has many similarities Heritage List since 2011. the Pakistani premier actually ment and Inter-Services Intelli- namedShahasthehighcommis- information minister, has taken
Qalb Lozeh (Arabic for ‘Heart with Notre-Dame, she says. Two years later as fighting calls the shots on such matters. gence (ISI). He was one of Mus- sionertoAustralia,butthenomi- overasthespecialassistanttothe
of the Almond’), the cathe- “The specific similarities ravaged Syria and its cultural Eight months after his Paki- harraf’strustedaidesandwashis nationwasrejectedbyCanberra. prime minister on the informa-
dral which goes by the same between Notre-Dame and heritage, the villages were stan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) gov- pick for director general of the “After the current appoint- tion,makingherthedefactomin-
name is widely hailed as Qalb Lozeh are first and fore- placed on UNESCO’s list of ernment took over, Khan pulled Intelligence Bureau. ment, there is no difference isterforinformation.Shehasalso
Syria’s finest example of most, the twin tower design endangered sites. back key players from the front- Shah’stenurefrom2004to2008 between the federal cabinet of beeninformationministerinthe
Byzantine-era architecture. flanking the elaborate arched UNESCO says the villages line in a majorrejigon Thursday was rife with controversy as he Musharraf and Imran Khan,” Zardari government. From the
It is believed to have been the portal,” says Darke. including Qalb Lozeh - home andnamedtothecabinetseveral wasaccusedofwidespreadpoliti- said Nafisa Shah, information PML-Q to the PPP and finally to
source of inspiration for “Inside Qalb Lozeh, the to pagan temples and ancient people who have either served cal victimisation. secretary at Pakistan Peoples the PTI, Awan is seen as a survi-
Romanesque and Gothic similarities are in the pillars churches - illustrate “the with Pervez Musharraf, or more He entered Pakistan’s parlia- Party. She was alluding to the vor. Another survivor is former
cathedrals in Europe, includ- dividing the church into transition from the ancient ironically,withformerpresident ment for the first time in 2018, presenceofatleast16Musharraf information minister Fawad
ing the Paris landmark three broad aisles - the nave pagan world of the Roman Asif Ali Zardari. defeating the powerful Mansab loyalists in Islamabad’s power Chaudhry who willnow serve as
Notre-Dame. and side-aisles - a deliberate Empire to Byzantine Christi- Most controversial has been family of the PML-N after two corridors. theministerforscienceandtech- n The reshuffle started with
“It is the earliest known echoing of the Holy Trinity, anity”. the appointment of Ijaz Shah as unsuccessful attempts in 2013 The new de facto finance min- nology. Chaudhry too served finance minister Asad Umar’s
interior minister. On March 29, and2015.Shahwasservingasthe ister Hafeez Shaikh holds a PhD under Musharraf and the PPP. resignation. AP


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APRIL 21, 2019


> JARRELL MILLER, US boxer after bout with Anthony Joshua is called off

In UP villages, a javelin craze

no equipment and no training
facilities, yet teenagers
from Uttar Pradesh are
storming the sport
Navneet Singh

SONIPAT: In Hingutar Garh, a small vil-

lage on the banks of the Ganga 40km
downstream from Varanasi, watch out
for the flying spears.
Here, once in the morning and once in
the evening, a large part of the village
ground is cleared for the javelin throw-
ers. Roughly six thousand people popu-
late this staunchly agricultural area, but
the throwers come in droves.
There is Nandkishore Singh, a strap-
ping 17-year-old, who finished with a sil-
ver medal at the second National Javelin
Championship on April 15 at Sonipat,
Haryana. He comes from a family of
throwers: His father Ramashray Singh,
50, introduced the sport to the village in
the 1980s as a state-level athlete. Ram-
ashray had a real love for the sport, but
hadrealised early on in his career that he
would not make the cut. He turned his
focus to coaching, beginning with his
brother Jagmohan, who became a
national champion, and then moving on
to his sons. His eldest son, Shivpal, is
now the second best javelin thrower in
the country. Nandkishore and Shivpal
also have three younger cousins who are
part of the junior national set-up.
“People here are built for it,” Jagmo-
han, who now mentors Shivpal, says.
“Javelin has become a matter of pride for
families in this village, and also a way to
a better life.”
It is not just this village—at the
national championship, throwers from
Uttar Pradesh flooded the field.
They took the gold and silver in the
U-20 and U-18 boy’s group, the silver and
bronze in the U-16.
Though they did not finish with a n Javelin thrower Shivpal Singh will be competing at the Asian Athletics Championships on April 22. BURHAAN KINU/HT PHOTO
medal in the senior men’s group, four of
the final 12 throwers in the category home to Rohit Yadav, who set the new that year. The next year, there was both
came from the state. Of the 107 throwers national record in the U18 category in triumph and disaster. Soon after win-
across age groups, an overwhelming 61 Sonipat with a throw of 81.75m. It was ning a silver in the Asian Youth Champi-
were from UP. Haryana, at 14, was the also the best throw by an U18 athlete so onship in 2017, he tested positive for a
next best represented. far this year in Asia. banned substance at a domestic tourna-
Klaus Bartonietz, who is the biome- After Haryana’s Neeraj Chopra, the ment. A one-year ban followed.
chanics specialist working with national 2018 Asian and Commonwealth Games When he came out of the ban, he was
coach and legendary German thrower gold medallist and world junior record signed on by Amentum, a sports consult-
Uwe Hohn, says that this deepening tal- holder, Rohit is seen as the next big ancy firm working to develop grassroots
ent pool has him excited. thing. infrastructure in javelin in India, who
“There is a lot of talent,” Bartonietz Rohit could not afford even a basic jav- put him in touch with Michael Mussel-
says. “Now we need to structure pro- elin when he started; instead he fash- man, a javelin coach based in Lima,
grammes at the grassroots level in these ioned one from wild bamboo, cutting a Peru.
places.” spear from a grove near his home. The two of them work over whatsapp,
“Like the shepherds have a long bam- sending videos back and forth.
BAMBOO SPEARS FOR boo lathi to goad the cattle, ours was like UP’s interest in javelin has also
JAVELINS that,” Rohit says. “There are around attracted the interest of Davinder Singh
While there is plenty of interest, facili- twenty more boys who have picked up Kang, the 2017 World Championship
ties for the budding throwers, to put javelin in the village now. A lot of them finalist from Punjab.
it bluntly, are non-existent. Nothing can’t afford to buy javelins and use bam- “When I was growing up as an athlete
much has changed in Hingutar Garh boo spears. people ignored me,” Kang says. “I was
since Ramashray introduced the sport “But it’s fun…to see who can throw it told I wouldn’t become a top level ath-
there almost 40 years ago , except that better, because it’s very hard to throw it lete. Now I am an international thrower
more people can afford to buy basic far!” At the nationals, Rohit used a Hun- and some local manufacturing units are
javelins. garian made aluminum javelin—the happy to support me so when budding
“For coaching, whenever senior play- Nementh 90—gifted to him by a well- athletes ask for help—equipment or
ers come home to the village, they work wisher. training tips—I try to do as much as I
with the young athletes,” says Jagmo- The 17-year-old’s father Sabhajeet, a can.”
han, the former national champion. former state level decathlete, introduced On 22 May, the throwers from UP will
“They also contribute to help people buy him to the sport when he was 14. take a break from training. They’ll be fol-
equipment. We also recently set up a “Since bamboo is easily available in lowing Shivpal at the Asian Athletics
small gym.” the village, it was good substitute,” Rohit Championships in Doha. The 23-year-old
The whole village, Jagmohan says, says. “we didn’t have to worry about from Hingutar Garh, recorded a per-
comes together to help promising young- money to buy an original javelin.” sonal best of 82.82m last year, made it to
sters if needed. Rohit bought his first professional the Asian Games in Jakarta, but missed
Less than 90km from Hingutar Garh, javelin with money given to him by his out on a podium finish after hurting his
in the village of Dabhiya on the banks of school in 2016 and promptly went on to elbow. This time, he will be hoping to
the Gomti, exists another javelin ‘hub’, win a gold at the World School Games bring a medal home. n Rohit Yadav from Dabhiya village in Uttar Pradesh set a national record in the U-18 category. BURHAAN KINU/HT PHOTO

Flight itinerary grounds Shiva makes winning India unlikely to match 2017
archers, to miss World Cup start, 6 others in QF success in Asian C’ships
Press Trust of India stan’s Nooristani Mohammad
HT Correspondents Press Trust of India
THE ARCHERY TEAM mat. It’s a loss for the players.
Now, as the team is not going for
n Khaibar to enter the last-eight.
Kavinder Singh Bisht (56kg) n
Indian perspective, thewomen’s
DECIDED TO CANCEL THE the World Cup, we might have to BANGKOK: Shiva Thapa moved brought his gold medal-winning pated event. Sprinter Hima Das
TRIP AS MISSING THE reshuffle the teamfor thesecond
World Cup.”
closer to adding a record fourth
medal by entering the 60kg pre-
form from the GeeBee tourna-
ment to open with a 5-0 victory
DOHA: A depleted Indian contin-
gent is unlikely to repeat its
the morning, while the final will
men’s and women’s archery FLIGHT FROM A team member, who did not quarterfinals while six other over Japan’s Subaru Murata. unprecedentedtop-tablefinishin be held in the evening.
teams to call off their trip to AMSTERDAM WOULD wish to be identified, said: “It’s a Indiansadvancedtothelast-eight Ashish Kumar (75kg) had to the last edition but is still Bahrain’s Salwa Naser will
Medellin,Colombia,fortheStage bigsetbacktothebuild-upforthe stage in the Asian Boxing Cham- digdeeptobeatChina’sTanglati- expected to win a substantial start overwhelming favourite in
1WorldCupstartingonMonday, HAVE RESULTED IN THEIR World Championships in The pionships on Saturday. han Tuohetaerbieke in a 3-2 split number of medals when the the women’s quartermile event.
acrucialstepintheteams’prepa- NOT REACHING THE NetherlandsinJune,aqualifying Thapa secured a thrilling 4-1 verdictinanabsorbingpre-quar- Asian Athletics Championships ShehadbeatenHimaintheAsian
ration to qualify for next year’s event for Tokyo Olympics.” winoverKorea’sKimWonhoand ter-final contest. begins on Sunday. Games 400m final.
Tokyo Olympics.
COMPETITION VENUE BY “Officials responsible for is now two wins away from a ManishaMoun,21,ofHaryana India had returned with a Hima has not been at her best
The first batch of the 16-mem- MONDAY MORNING booking the flight should have medal to add to the gold, bronze made a promising start to her record-breaking haul of 29 med- after she took a break to prepare
ber contingent reached the air- thebasicideathatitisalongjour- andsilverhewonin2013,2015and campaign in 54kg with a 5-0 win als (12 gold, 5 silver, 12 bronze) in forherexamsbeforecomingback
portonSaturdaymorningonlyto delay in ourflight to Amsterdam neyandconnectingflightsshould 2017 editions, respectively. over Vietnam’s Do Nha Uyen to the 2017 edition held in Bhuban- to win the Federation Cup with a
discoverthatthedepartureofthe andbecauseofthatwewouldnot be spaced out for transit,” said a The Assam boxer will next enterthequarter-finals.Theonly eswar.Chinahadfinishedsecond time of 52.88 seconds.
Delhi-Amsterdam KLM flight be able to catch our connecting team official on condition of ano- take on Kyrgyzstan’s Seitbek loss of the day for the Indian con- with 20 medals. The other Indians in the fray
had been postponed by nearly flight. The next available con- nymity. Once the first batch was Uuluforaplaceinthequarterson tingent was in women’s 48kg But this time, the 42-member areAnnuRaniandKumariShar-
three hours which meant they necting flight was after 24 hours, strandedonSaturday,thesecond Sunday. Lovlina Borgohain, the wheredebutantNitusuccumbed Indian team is not expected to n Hima Das will begin her mila in women’s javelin final,
wouldmisstheconnectingflight. and if we had re-scheduled it, batchscheduledtotravelonSun- 2018 World Championships to a 1-4 defeat against China Tai- achievethatsuccesswithseveral campaign on Sunday. GETTY Parul Chaudhary and Sanjivani
The archery team decided to then we wouldn’t have reached day morning too called off the bronze winner, began her quest pei’s Pin Meng-Chieh. athletes, including star javelin Jadhav in women’s 5000m final,
cancel the trip as missing the the venue before Monday even- trip. Radhica Sreeman, SAI’s inimpressivefashion,outpunch- On Sunday, all eyes will be on thrower Neeraj Chopra,missing same venue in September. Avinash Sable and Shankar Lal
flight from Amsterdam would ing. So, we will be missing the headofTeamsDivisionresponsi- ing Vietnam’s Tran Thi Linh 5-0 AsianGamesgoldmedallistAmit out due to various reasons, Veteran Sudha Singh, winner Swami in men’s 3000m steeple-
have resulted in their not reach- World Cup,” said Madhu ble for preparation of national to advance to the quarter-finals. Panghal (52kg) as he begins his including injuries. of the 3000m steeplechase gold in chase final and Gavit Murali
ing the competition venue by Vedwan, a member of the teams forinternational competi- UpnextonMondayforthe2019 challenge against Taipei’s Tu Neeraj suffered an elbow 2017, was named in the squad Kumar and Abhishek Pal in
Monday morning – the deadline women’s recurve team who is tion didn’t respond to calls and StrandjaCupbronzemedallistis Po-Wei. Panghal, likely to face sprain during practice in Patiala despite missing the Federation men’s 10000m final.
to have the mandatory equip- back in the national squad after text messages. a stiff challenge from Chinese reigningOlympicchampionHas- and is not defending the title he Cup—whichservedasthequali- This Asian Championships is
mentchecks done before compe- three years. “Now, we will be The recurve men’s team com- Taipei’s Chen Nien-Chin. The anboyDusmatovofUzbekistanin had wonin 2017.National record fyingevent— butthesportsmin- crucial as the gold medallists get
tition. Being the season’s first going to Pune to rejoin the prisesTarundeepRai,AtanuDas, Indian had lost to Chen in the the quarter-finals, has been ooz- holders Dharun Ayyasamy istry did not clear her name. automatic qualification to the
major tournament, the non-par- national camp.” Atul Verma and Pravin Jadhav. semi-finalsoftheWorldChampi- ing confidence as he began the (men’s 400m hurdles), M Sree- Another athlete who won two WorldChampionships.Thiscom-
ticipation will also have an The federation selected the A Olympian Deepika Kumari, L onships in New Delhi last year. 2019 season with a gold at the shankar (men’s long jump) and goldin2017,GovindanLakshman petition is also an ideal platform
impactontherankingpoints.The team for the first World Cup and Bombayla Devi, Komalika Devi National champion and Mak- Strandja Cup. Ashish (69kg) and AsianGames800mgoldmedallist (5000mand1000m)wasnotpicked to accumulate ranking points if
event was to prepare and set the the B team for the next in China. and Madhu Vedwan are the ran Cup gold medallist Deepak Brijesh Yadav (81kg) too will be Manjit Singh were also not as he could not finish on the anathletefailstoachievethestiff
team combinations for the June ArcheryAssociationofIndiasec- women’s team members. continued his good form with seen in action on Sunday. namedintheteamduetoinjuries. podium in the Federation Cup. entry standards prescribed by
World Championships in The retarygeneral,MahaSingh,said: The top four in men’s com- another 5-0 win over Sri Lanka’s In the women’s section, four- TriplejumperArpinderSingh, This could be a big dampener the international federation.
Netherlandswhereteamsreach- “We’re still checking where pound are Abhishek Verma, Mutunaka Pedi Gedara. time Asian Championships gold trainingintheUS,didjust16.34m following the Jakarta Asian Jinson Johnson (1500m),
ing the quarter-finals qualify for thingswentwrong.Wehadatwo- Bhagwan Das, Rajat Chauhan, WinneroftwoKing’sCupmed- medallist Sarita Devi (60kg) will in the Federation Cup(qualifica- Games high when the country Tejinder Singh Toor (shot put)
Tokyo Olympics. month camp for the World Cup Aman Saini. The women’s team als in Thailand, Rohit Tokas start her hunt for a sixth medal tion standard 16.50m) and later won 19 medals including seven and women’s 4x400m relay team
“After reaching the Delhi air- and even organised a ranking comprisesJyothiSurekha,Mus- (64kg) displayed speed and alert- from this tournament when she said he’s focusing on the World gold. ThefirstdayonSundaywill couldbeconsideredasgoldmedal
portwecametoknowtherewasa tournamentintheWorldCupfor- kan Kirar and Raj Kaur. ness in his 5-0 win over Afghani- takes on Korea’s Gwon Sujin. Championships to be held at the decide eight gold and from the contenders.


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M A R C H 23 - M A Y 12
Namedskipper,Smithtakes Shreyas, Shikhar
Team P W L Pts NRR*
CSK 9 7 2 14 0.101
0.16 take Delhi home

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RoyalstowinoverMumbai after Gayle blast
Updated till DC vs KXIP match
CHANGE OF GUARD Aussie hits fifty in five-wicket win over MI after team removes Rahane as captain Somshuvra Laha
n scorecard
Abhishek Paul n Kings XI Punjab
shortstories n NEWDELHI: Just five months from
Rahul st Pant b Lamichhane 12 (9)
turning 40, Chris Gayle is an
JAIPUR: Before Saturday, the last
COURSE antithesisofT20cricket.Heisnot Gayle c Patel b Lamichhane 69 (37)
DOING VOLUNTARY timeSteveSmithspokeaboutthe CORRECTION interested in running; captains M Agarwal c R’ford b Rabada 2 (9)
D Miller c Shaw b Patel 7 (5)
SERVICE IN DC, ‘leadership group’, it had left the
Here’s a look at some big
usually have to hide him at fine-
M Singh st Pant b Patel 30 (27)
Australian dressing room leg and yet the Jamaican ranks
SAYS GANGULY divided,inMarch,2018.Anirked names that got the boot amongthemostsoughtafterfree- S Curran c & b Lamichhane 0 (4)
NEW DELHI:The BCCI appointed Mitchell Starc had made known or stepped down as IPL lancers. You know why while R Ashwin c Iyer b Rabada 16 (14)
ombudsman Justice (retd) DK Jain his irritation over his ex-captain skippers… watching Gayle author another H Brar not out 20 (12)
on Saturday heard the views on blaming the ‘leadership group’ Gautam Gambhir: Let go T20 gem low on adrenaline but G Viljoen not out 2 (3)
conflict of interest complaint for the ball-tampering fiasco in ahead of the 2018 season, the flush with his trademark money
against Cricket Association of n Extras (b 3, w 2) 5
the Cape Town Test against opener who took KKR to two shots.
Bengal president Sourav Ganguly, n Total (for 7 wkts, 20 ovs) 163
South Africa. IPL titles, was named Delhi So in control was Gayle of his
who is also serving as the Delhi Thosetwowordswerebackon Daredevils skipper. But he innings at Kotla that only a n FoW: 1-13, 2-42, 3-61, 4-106,
Capitals mentor. Justice Jain heard Smith’s lips at the toss of his first stepped down after a slew of superblycoordinatedrelaycatch 5-106, 6-129, 7-151.
the Board’s counsel as well as match as Rajasthan Royals cap- defeats. Shreyas Iyer took over. between Colin Ingram and Axar n Bowling: Ishant 4-0-29-0,
Sourav Ganguly who defended Lamichhane 4-0-40-3, Rabada
tain this season against Mumbai MS Dhoni: IPL’s biggest player, Patel could have dismissed him
himself. “I heard Sourav Ganguly, 4-0-23-2, Mishra 4-0-41-0, Patel
Indians. For him, Ajinkya who has led CSK to three titles, onanightofhighqualitybowling
BCCI and the three complainants. I 3-0-22-2, Rutherford 1-0-5-0
have given the Board and Gan- Rahane,themanhereplaced,was was axed for the second by Delhi Capitals.
guly four days to give their stillpartofhisteam’s‘leadership season by Pune Supergiants — Ishant Sharma and Kagiso n Delhi Capitals
written response,” said Jain. group’. But what he did not clar- one of the two teams floated Rabada were miserly, and Patel
P Shaw run out 13 (11)
According to PTI, in his deposition, ify was whether Rahane would during the two-year suspen- took two wickets in addition to Dhawan c R Ashwin b Viljoen
Ganguly said he was working in a stillbeexpectedtoprovideinputs sion of CSK and RR. Steve beingeconomical.Butyoungleg- 56 (41)
voluntary role with Delhi Capitals. from deep cover, deep mid- Smith was named skipper. spinner Sandeep Lamichhane S Iyer not out 58 (49)
wicket, or even long on. Those VVS Laxman: He captained will be hailed for a memorable R Pant c Curran b Viljoen 6 (7)
weretheslotsRahanewasmostly Deccan Chargers the first year, IPL haul; also probably for the C Ingram b Shami 19 (9)
todayontv positioned during the Mumbai but after the team finished stick he got from Gayle before A Patel run out 1 (1)
Indians’ innings as Smith called last he was axed and Adam exacting his revenge. S Rutherford not out 2 (2)
the shots from extra cover. Gilchrist took over. n Extras (b 1, lb 1, nb 2, w 7) 11
CRICKET Mumbai Indians managed ORDINARY SHOW n Total (for 5 wkts, 19.4 ovs) 166
Adam Gilchrist: Turned
IPL only161/5andSmith’sleadership Barring R Ashwin’s fantastic n FoW: 1-24, 2-116, 3-128, 4-155,
Deccan Chargers’ fortunes
4:00pm: Sunrisers began on a positive note as the around, leading it to the title in catch of Shikhar Dhawan run- 5-156
Hyderabad v Kolkata former Australia skipper hit an 2009 in South Africa. Though ningbackwards,KingsXIPunjab n Bowling: Shami 4-0-21-1, Curran
Knight Riders unbeaten 59 to guide Royals to DC reached the play-offs the never rose above the ordinary 3.4-0-34-0, Viljoen 4-0-39-2, Brar
8:00pm: Royal Challen- 162/5 with five balls to spare. next year, franchise didn’t bid post Gayle’s departure. They 2-0-24-0, R Ashwin 3-0-26-0, M
gers Bangalore vs for Gilchrist in the 2011 auction, scored just 45 runsin the last five Ashwin 3-0-20-0.
Chennai Super kings, live QUIET RAHANE instead appointing Sri Lanka’s overs and then the match was as
on Star Sports 1, SS1 HD, Kumar Sangakkara skipper.
Rahane is no Starc and no public n Steve Smith scored a 48-ball unbeaten 59 with five fours and a six to help Rajasthan Royals register a goodasoverwhenDelhiCapitals Rahul,Lamichhanestartedwith
SS 2, SS2 HD, SS Select 1,
SS Select 1HD
outburst is expected from a per- five-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in Jaipur on Saturday. BCCI raced to 60/1 after their Power- a slip but he dropped it short,
son of his calm disposition. For play phase of six overs. allowing Gayle to paddle it away
FOOTBALL someone who led RR to the play- Smith on a couple of occasions. scoring 112 in 15 overs. Before Well-compiled half-centuries for a boundary.
PREMIER LEAGUE offsin 2018,onreturnafter atwo- Thatwasaboutitasthebatonwas Saturday, Rahane had managed scorecard by Dhawan (56) and skipper Two balls later, he clubbed it
6:00pm: Everton v yearban,thedethroningmeanta passed,inatypicallyunobtrusive 201ineightmatches.Only12was n Mumbai Indians n Rajasthan Royals Shreyas Iyer (58no) ensured back at Lamichhane, the ball
Manchester United; freshblowtoanalreadybattered Rahane fashion. added in the ninth. Rahane has Delhi Capitals were not too has- almost takinghis fingertipswith
Q de Kock c Stokes b Gopal 65 (47) A Rahane c Yadav b Chahar 12 (12)
8:30pm: Cardiff City v image.Heisnolongeraregularin However, Rahane’s drop was lookedimpatientandvulnerable sled chasing downKings XI Pun- ittotheboundary.Afourpastthe
Liverpool, live on Star India’slimitedoversteams,anda in the offing. An official said on and it was evident again. R Sharma c & b Gopal 5 (7) Samson c Pollard b Chahar 35 (19) jab’s163/7.Theydidthatwithtwo slow Ishant at fine-leg before he
Sports Select 2 & SS Select poorruninthisIPLhasseen him condition of anonymity that the Opening in the chase, Rahane S Yadav c Kulkarni b Binny 34 (33) S Smith not out 59 (48) balls to spare, reaching 166/5. sneaked another past point,
2HD; 8:30pm: Arsenal v lose captaincy after eight changeofguardwasmadeknown hit spinner Rahul Chahar for Gayle quickly forced Shreyas
Crystal Palace, live on Star Hardik lbw b Archer 23 (15) B Stokes b Chahar 0 (2)
matches. Despite the jolt, the totheplayerslateonFridayafter back-to-back boundaries in the GAYLE RUTHLESS IyertopullLamichhaneoutofthe
Sports 3 ex-skipper’s efforts showed sin- informing BCCI, as is the norm fourth over. But he flattered to K Pollard b Unadkat 10 (7) R Parag run out 43 (29) Gayle could have changed the attack.
LA LIGA cerity, like in the 16th over when for change of captaincy. How- deceive with his end coming in B Cutting not out 13 (9) A Turner lbw b Bumrah 0 (1) script. He was in the mood too. Only twice was he forced to
5:30pm: Getafe v Sevilla; healmostranoutHardikPandya ever,inthelastcoupleofmatches the same over. Amit Mishra knows, having scramble to reach the crease.
Krunal not out 2 (2) S Binny not out 7 (4)
7:45pm: Real Madrid v with an excellent throw. Again, it was Smith who could be seen The 11-ball innings added watchedGaylelayintohimthrice BarringthatGayle’sinningswas
n Extras (lb 5, w 4) 9 n Extras (b 4, lb 2) 6
Athletic Bilbao, live on he walked up to Jaydev Unadkat doing the bulk of field place- anotherchapterto Rahane’s tor- for monstrous sixes. With five all about hand-eye coordination
Sony Ten 2 & Ten 2HD from long off the next over after ments. Smith, on his part, used tuousjourneythisIPL.Witheach n Total (for 5 wkts, 20 ovs) 161 sixes and six boundaries, Gayle and a few ambles in the name of
n Total (for 5 wkts, 19.1 ovs) 162
Kieron Pollard had smoked him the bowlers well on Saturday, day,thebatsmanwhowassovital n FoW: 1-11, 2-108, 3-111, 4-124, took just 11 hits to score 54 of his singles.
TENNIS for six. Whatever Rahane told keeping his best bowlers Jofra to India till two seasons back, 5-152. n FoW: 1-39, 2-76, 3-77, 4-147, 5-153
69 innings. Six of them came Everything indicated that
MONTE CARLO him, the next ball from the left- Archer and Unadkat for the last. seems to be withdrawing into n Bowling: Binny 3-0-19-1, n Bowling: Hardik 4-0-31-0, against Lamichhane. Twice the Gayle was shaping up for some-
MASTERS arm pacer, a slow cutter, castled That meant despite a 97-run sec- himself.HehasnotplayedanODI Kulkarni 3-0-31-0, Gopal 4-0-21-2, Krunal 2-0-24-0, Malinga 3.1-0- umpireaskedfortheballtocheck thing special. Ingram’s presence
6:00pm: Finals, live on the explosive West Indies bats- ondwicketstandbetweenSurya- sinceFebruary,2018.InTeststoo, Archer 4-0-22-1, Unadkat 4-0- 27-0, Chahar 4-0-29-3, Bumrah its condition after it was thrown of mind at the deep midwicket
Sony ESPN & ESPN HD man. kumar Yadav and Quinton de hehasnotscoredacenturysince 46-1, Parag 2-0-17-0 4-0-21-1, Markande 2-0-24-0 back from the farthest tiers. boundary however nipped it in
After that he was seen joining Kock, MI reached only 161 after August 2017. BoostedbythestumpingofKL the bud.

BCCI fines Rahul, I get out of tough situations pretty well

Pandya ₹20lakh facetoface ing IPL and then performing,
the memories were erased.
They’d be erased completely ‘MIDDLE
VIJAY SHANKAR, India all-rounder
HT Correspondent when I win a crucial game for
n Khurram Habib now. I prepare in a way where I India next time. But it was a ORDER
MUMBAI: Board of Control for
n put myself under pressure and
try and get out of it the best I
great experience, I learnt how
to do so many things, learnt
Cricket in India’s Ombudsman HYDERABAD: With just nine ODIs can. The New Zealand tour was how to handle media, social HYDERABAD: With Jonny
Justice(Retd)DKJainfinedHar- under his belt, Vijay Shankar my first time there and I could media. My family, friends and Bairstow about to end
dik Pandya and KL Rahul ~20 has emerged the surprise pack- adapt — so it all boils down to personal trainer, who was with his maiden IPL stint
lakh each for their sexist com- age, breaking into the World preparation. When I practise, I me at IPL last year, they all after a couple of more
ments on the popular Television Cup squad. The Tamil Nadu all- try and prepare with specific helped me get out of it. games, the focus is on the
show,KofeeWithKaran,airedin rounder was described as things in mind. About No 4, it is fragile SRH middle order
January. Pandya and Rahul, n Hardik Pandya. AFP “three dimensional” by chief about the situation. I can walk The Indian team seems to struggle in Sunday’s game vs
however, will face no further selector, MSK Prasad. Shankar in at 18/2 or at 200/2. If the situa- for fielders who can throw from the KKR as they gear up for
action, clearing their participa- match fees, the order said. is confident he will deliver if tion demands I play the initial deep, forcing Virat to field there. life after him. Both Bairs-
tion in the 2019 World Cup. Pandya and Rahul had thrust into the crucial No 4 slot. overs carefully and then open I don’t agree. Most players are tow and David Warner
The two had missed five ODIs deposed before the Ombudsman In an interview, he says his abil- up, I should be ready to do it. If it pretty good fielders. (As for me) have formed the best
each as part of a provisional ban inMumbaiaheadoftheMIversus ity to win matches got him into demands quick runs then I I field everywhere. I take the opening pair of the IPL
handed by the Committee of KXIP game, last week. the World Cup squad. Excerpts: should be ready for that too. I n Shankar says Rahul Dravid is his role model. GETTY IMAGES responsibility of fielding at long which has papered the
Administrators. The ban was “Ihavenohesitationinobserv- simulate situations during on, long off or deep midwicket. cracks in the middle.
later lifted and two have been ingthattheremarksmadebythe India No 4 are big shoes to fill? practice, being specific in what I lenging, it was very satisfying. Whatever I did, I was not doing Fielding is crucial. However, Bairstow and
included in India’s 15-member player, even by his own admis- Though I haven’t been told I’ll do. You don’t use the entire time To get the team out of that situa- wholeheartedly because some- Vijay Shankar, who him-
squad for the May 30-July 14 sions, did offend sensitivities, bat there, I have got a whiff with at practice. Out of three hours, tion and win the game is very thing was stopping me and Who is your role model? self wasted a couple of
World Cup. which ought to have been news around. The best thing to you’ll practice for maybe 1-1/2 satisfying. In the Nagpur ODI everyday it distracted me. But Rahul Dravid. Also, I like to opportunities, feel: “The
In his order, the Ombudsman avoided. Hence, he must make have happened is in my initial hours, so you try to use it (vs Australia) I had to bowl the just before the (2018) IPL I told mention my coach (S Balaji). criticism is harsh.
instructed the two cricketers to amends,” Jain stated in similar ODIs, I got to bat in different sit- wisely. It is about quality. last over and defend 10 runs. I myself this is not the end of the I’ve been working with him Warner and I have done
makeapaymentof~1lakheachto ordersforboth.“Takingintocon- uations. I need to be really open did. I want to stand in the hot world. It has happened to top since U-15. He has changed well, so the others
“each of the most deserving wid- sideration all these aspects, in and adapt to situations. Right Has being an all-rounder, ‘3-di- spots in the field, where I can players. It was just my first everything about me. haven’t got much time.”
owsof10constablesinpara-mili- particularthefactthattheplayer now, I am focusing on what I mensional’, been advantageous? keep getting the balls. I started game. I told myself to stay busy. Shankar concurred.
tary forces who have lost their has tendered an apology for the have here at SRH. I am not I got picked because I played in as an off-spinner, then began I didn’t give myself any free How have SRH stars helped you? “The two have hit 66% of
liveswhileonduty,through‘Bha- incident without seeking to jus- thinking about the World Cup. different situations and got out bowling medium-pace. I enjoy moment because whenever I I have been with the team in our runs. The others
rat Ke Veer App’ and deposit ~10 tifyhisaction,hasacknowledged It is very important to do well of those tough situations pretty being like that and that’s how I had, I would get negative 2016 and 2017. The difference is haven’t got enough time.
lakheachinthefund“createdby his duty to the society and here and take the confidence well. It showed them (selectors) became an all-rounder. thoughts. So, I’d either go for then I was not playing regu- Getting to bat only in the
the Cricket Association for the expressedhiswillingnesstohold into the World Cup. I can bat in tough times. In an practice, train, do a gym session larly, now I am. (Then) I used to last 4-5 overs is always
blind”. All payments are to be himself to the higher standards ODI in New Zealand, when I You were down after the Nidahas or engage with people around. sit and keenly watch what they tough. (But), yes I could
madewithinfourweeksfromthe expected of him and has missed How are you gearing up for a genu- walked in, we were 18/4. I made Trophy, you were trolled for mak- Whenever I’d go back to the were doing. I’d be thinking as a have come not out on a
date of the order — April 19, 2019 fiveODIs,intheinterestofjustice ine batsman’s role? 45, which proved crucial, but ing 17 off 19. room, I’d sleep off and not even captain, what the rival captain couple of occasions.”
— failing which the BCCI may andfairplay,(thefine)wouldsuf- I believe in my work ethic. That importantly, I enjoyed it (the The first week was a nightmare; watch TV. I ensured I did that is doing. This stint has been HTC
deduct the amount from their fice.” has got me to where I am right pressure). Because it was chal- it was difficult to even sleep. every day. Once I started play- great learning.



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CityavengeEuropeanlossto Solskjaer eyes

strong finish
PREMIER LEAGUE Phil Foden nets early winner as defending champions return to top of standings
Agence France-Presse

MANCHESTER: Manchester City

on Tottenham for their Champi-
ons League exit as Phil Foden’s
the table on Saturday.
PepGuardiola’s men edgeone
point ahead of Liverpool once
more withfour gamesofatitanic n Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United have lost five of their
title race left for both sides. last seven games in all competitions. REUTERS
For all their Champions
Leagueheroicstogettothesemi- Agence France-Presse want as a player,” he said.
finalsthisseason,Tottenhamstill n “We’d have loved to have a
havemuchtodotoqualifyforthe semi-final to play in but not the
competition next season as they MANCHESTER: Ole Gunnar Sols- case.
couldeasilyendtheEasterweek- kjaer has five games left in the “These three games are our
end outside the top four should PremierLeagueseasontoprove short-term focus and we
ArsenalandChelseabeatCrystal conclusively that the club’s shouldn’tthinkaboutanything
Palace and Burnley at home hierarchydidnotacttoohastily other than having a great week
respectively. inmakinghimJoseMourinho’s ahead of us.”
City’s quest for an unprece- permanent successor last
dentedquadrupleoftrophieswas month. REDS FACE CARDIFF
ended by defeat on away goals to After a spectacular start as LONDON: Jurgen Klopp is ada-
Spurs on Wednesday, despite caretaker manager of the club, mant that their upcoming Pre-
winningathrillingquarter-final, in which he won his first eight mier League matches against
second leg 4-3. However, they games and lost just one of his Cardiff and Huddersfield are
remain on course for a first ever opening 17 matches in charge, just as important as their
treble of domestic trophies in United have since suffered a mouth-watering Champions
Englandastheysurvivedanervy precipitous drop in form. League semi-final against Bar-
finale thanks to another blister- Five defeats have come in celona as they chase down a
ing start. United’slastsevengames,arun domesticandEuropeandouble.
Cityhavemadeahabitoffiring whichhasseenthemexittheFA “Theseareallmassivegames,”
out of the blocks this season and n Manchester City’s Phil Foden (left) celebrates his goal against Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. GETTY IMAGES Cup and Champions League said Klopp ahead of Sunday’s
just like in midweek to kickstart andleftatop-fourfinishinseri- match in Cardiff.
a kamikaze encounter, they Dane played provider with a glo- However,Guardiola’sreason- timeonWednesdaywiththegoal WATFORD, FULHAM WIN ous doubt. “None of them are won
struck within five minutes. riousballtofreeSoninbehindthe ing for being cautious with his that would have sent City LONDON: InotherPremierLeague “When we came in, on the before we start.
Fodenwasmakingjusthissec- Citydefence.However,theSouth playmaker after an injury- through to the Champions games on Saturday, Watford 19th of December and where “Everybody thinks a lot
ond Premier League start and Korean,whoscoredtwiceinmid- plaguedseasonwasunderstand- Leaguelastfouruntil VARruled defeated relegated Huddersfield we’re at now, I think anyone about Barcelona but before
immediately justified Guardi- week to end City’s European able as De Bruyne limped off the goal out for offside. 2-1 to move back to the seventh would have taken that now Barcelonait’sCardiffandHud-
ola’s faith in the 19-year-old by dreams for another season, was again just before the break and AndtheEnglandinternational spot. we’vegotfivegamestoseeifwe dersfield and it’s exactly the
heading home Sergio Aguero’s caughtupjustintimebyAymeric may wellnow miss therestof the could not believe his misfortune Wolves spurred the chance to canfinishitoff,”saidSolskjaer. same importance to us as the
nodded pass across goal from Laporte, who made a perfectly campaign. Both sides suffered oncemorewhenGazzanigastuck stayaheadofWatfordafteragoal- United were emphatically other games.”
Bernardo Silva’s cross. timed last-ditch tackle. from their midweek exertions outanoutstretchedlegtoprevent less draw against Brighton, who knocked out of the Champions Opponents Cardiff’s bid to
Spurs had numerous chances andtheblazingsunasthesecond- Sterling sealing a vital three arenowthreepointsaheadofthe Leaguequarter-finalsatBarce- remaininEnglishfootball’stop
to strike back. Son Heung-min DE BRUYNE INJURED half meandered along at a much points from Leroy Sane’s cut- relegation zone. lona, although Solskjaer does flight was revived by their 2-0
had already forced Ederson in a Guardiola’s decision to leave more subdued pace. back. Instead, City had to suffer Fulham, another relegated not believe his team have any win at Brighton on Tuesday.
smart save from a narrow angle Kevin de Bruyne out for the first Spurshadabigpenaltyappeal throughtheclosingstagesknow- side, sprung a surprise as they added advantage by being able “It was a massive game
beforeCityscoredandtheBrazil- leg of the Champions League of their own turned down when ing one mistake could cost them defeated Bournemouth 1-0 for to concentrate solely on the againstBrighton,ifCardiffhad
ian goalkeeper had to rush from quarter-final between the sides Kyle Walker handled inside the the title. their second straight win. league. lost that game then the fight for
hisgoaloncemoretodenyChris- was doubly questioned after the area against his former club. But they held on as Spurs suf- West Ham and Leicester, “I think it will give them theleaguewouldbefinishedbut
tian Eriksen an equaliser on 15 Belgian bagged a brilliant hat- Sterlingbrieflythoughthehad fered an eighth straight away meanwhile,sharedthespoilsina (United’srivals)aboostplaying now it starts again for all the
minutes. Two minutes later the trick of assists in midweek. completedahat-trickinstoppage defeat to English opposition. 2-2 draw. those games, that’s what you teams,” he said.

Juventus clinch 8th straight Serie A title

Agencies severely compromised with
n defeat against Chievo in Rome.
A win would have put Lazio
TURIN: Juventus won Serie A for within a point of AC Milan, but
the eighth season in a row when the Roman side fell behind after
a 2-1 home win over Fiorentina Sergej Milinkovic-Savic was
on Saturday gave them the title sent off after half an hour for
with five games to spare. kicking out at Mariusz Stepin-
Needing one point, Juventus ski after being fouled by the
got off to a dreadful start when Chievo striker.
they fell behind to a Nikola Emanuel Vignato, 18, scored
Milenkovic goal in the sixth his first goal for the Verona side
minute, the Serb firing into the after 49 minutes with Përparim
roof off the net from close Hetemaj heading in a second
range. two minutes later to seal a first
n Fabio Fognini celebrates his win over Rafael Nadal on Saturday. AFP Federico Chiesa hit the post away win for the Flying Don-
for Fiorentina but Juventus keys.

Nadal blown away levelled in the 37th minute

when Alex Sandro got away
from the Fiorentina defence to
score with a low near-post
Felipe Caicedo pulled a goal
back for Lazio after 67 minutes
but Simone Inzaghi’s side
slipped to eighth place at the

by Fognini in last header from Miralem Pjanic’s

Chiesa struck the crossbar
expense of Torino who move
seventh with Cristian Anzaldi
scoring the solitary goal in

four of Monte Carlo again before halftime but Fior-

entina defender German Pez-
zella turned a Cristiano
Ronaldo cross into his own net
n Juventus players celebrate a goal during their 2-1 win over Fiorentina in Turin on Saturday. AFP
Chievo, who will return to
Serie B next season, had won
just one match this season
Agencies match Roger Federer’s record of in the 53rd minute to hand Juve 10-man Lazio’s European hopes with a curling free kick that left placed Napoli on Monday. against second-from-bottom
n 50 Masters finals. the win. took a knock with a 2-1 defeat to returning Milan goalkeeper “It wasn’t a great perform- Frosinone.
Earlier, Lajovic reached his Juventus have 87 points, 20 relegated Chievo. Gianluigi Donnarumma help- ance,” said Milan coach Gen- Bologna eased their relega-
MONTE CARLO: Rafael Nadal suf- first Masters final when he mas- more than second-placed Samu Castillejo came off the less. naro Gattuso. “I expected to tion fears with a 3-0 win at home
fered a shock 6-4 6-2 semi-final tered the wind to beat Russian Napoli who have six games left. bench after 66 minutes and had Milan remain fourth on 56 come here and do more. Parma against Europa League hope-
defeatagainstflamboyantItalian Daniil Medvedev 7-5 6-1. an immediate impact when he points but Roma are two points made the most of that free kick fuls Sampdoria to move five
FabioFogniniattheMonteCarlo Lajovictrailed3-0and5-1inthe MILAN HELD BY PARMA headed in a Suso cross three behind in fifth before they play with a wonderful goal. They points clear of the relegation
Masters on Saturday, showing openingsetbeforegoingthrough MILAN: Bruno Alves grabbed a minutes later for Milan. third-placed Inter Milan at the deserved the point.” zone.
raresignsofweaknessfiveweeks the gears. point for Parma to put AC Patrick Cutrone had a goal San Siro later on Saturday. Cagliari beat relegation can-
before the French Open. Milan’s Champions League ruled out for offside but min- Atalanta, sixth, can pull LAZIO LOSE TO CHIEVO didates Frosinone 1-0 thanks to
The11-timechampion’slossin BARTY PULLS AUS LEVEL ambitions under pressure with utes later Alves snatched a level with Milan on points ROME: But Lazio’s Champions Joao Pedro’s 27th-minute pen-
tricky conditions ended a series BRISBANE:Australia and Belarus a 1-1 draw on Saturday, as point for 14th-placed Parma when they travel to second- League hopes have been alty.
of 25 consecutive sets won on his shared the spoils on day one of
favourite clayas Fogninisetup a their Fed Cup semi-final in Bris-
final showdown against Serbian
Dusan Lajovic.
“Itwasatough dayandhewas
bane Saturday with Ashleigh
Barty sweeping past Victoria
Azarenka while Aryna Sabal-
Lemar’s late strike Liverpool, City stars in PFA shortlist
who has a 71-5 record in the prin-
enka beat Samantha Stosur.
With the tie evenly poised at
helps Atletico to a Agence France-Presse He has helped Liverpool keep
cipality. “I am coming from low
in terms of the mental side it has
will be critical, with world No. 9
narrow win at Eibar n

LONDON: Liverpool and Manches-

18 clean sheets and concede only
20 times, while chipping in with
three goals.
not been easy to accept all the Sabalenkabeforetheveteranduo Reuters ter City have dominated the Senegal international Mane,
things that have been going on. of Stosur and Azarenka face off. n shortlist for the Professional included ahead of last year’s
“It was this kind of day that While Belarus are bidding to Footballers’ Association (PFA) winnerMohamedSalah,hasalso
everything was wrong.” reachthefinalforthesecondtime EIBAR: Atletico Madrid’s record Player of the Year award, with enjoyed a stellar season for Jur-
In windy conditions at the in three attempts, after being signing Thomas Lemar came off Virgil Van Dijk and Raheem gen Klopp’s side, hitting 18
Monte Carlo Country Club beaten by the United States in the bench to score late on and Sterling the leading contenders league goals as the Anfield club
Nadal, who has also won 11 2017,Australiaaretargetingtheir snatcha1-0winatEibaronSatur- for the prize. attempt to end a 29-year wait to
French Open titles, was over- first decider in 26 years. day,provisionallytakingAtletico Liverpool defender Van Dijk be champions.
whelmed by Fognini, who It’s been an even longer wait sixpointsbehindLaLiga leaders joins team-mate Sadio Mane on Sterling, the bookmakers’ sec-
enteredcentrecourtwithallguns between titles, with the last of Barcelona. the list, while City forward Ster- ond favourite for the award
blazing. Australia’s seven victories com- France winger Lemar settled ling is included alongside team- behind 27-year-old Van Dijk, has
TheItalianwasonafive-match ing in 1974. France or Romania an exciting and open game in the mates Sergio Aguero and Ber- been keyfor PepGuardiola’sside
losingstreakwhenheenteredthe await this weekend’s winner. 85th minute, racing towards the nardo Silva. with 17 goals and nine assists
tournamentbutFognini’sunpre- “I’msoproudoftheleveloften- far post to meet a pass from mid- Chelsea’s Eden Hazard com- going into the weekend.
dictability, added to the weather nis the girls put on today,” said fielder Koke and slam the ball pletes the nominees for the Sterling and Silva, both 24, are
conditions, were eventually too Australia captain Alicia Molik. into the net from close range. 2018-19 campaign, with the win- also on the shortlist for the PFA
muchfortheSpanishworldnum- “It’s a great position we’re in “Inthefirsthalfwethoughtwe ner announced on April 28 at the Young Player of the Year award.
ber two who bowed out on the and we are prepared for a fifth could cause them more damage PFA’s awards ceremony in Lon- They are joined in that cate-
fourth match point. rubber if necessary. We have a by playing a short passing game don. gory by Liverpool defender
It was world number 18 Fog- quality doubles pairing.” andinthesecondhalfthingswere Van Dijk, signed from South- Trent Alexander-Arnold, West
nini’s fourth career win against That combination will see more even and it became clear ampton in January 2018, has Ham midfielder Declan Rice,
Nadal in 15 encounters and his BartyandStosurteamupagainst whoever scored first would win been an ever-present rock at the Bournemouth winger David
third on tennis’ slowest surface. Lidziya Marozava and Vera thegame.Luckilyitwasus,”said n Liverpool’s Sadio Mane (left) and Virgil van Dijk are among six heart of the Premier League’s Brooks and Manchester United
Nadal had been bidding to Lapko if the tie goes that far. Atletico coach Diego Simeone. players in the PFA Player of the Year award shortlist. REUTERS tightest defence this campaign. striker Marcus Rashford. PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER +1 604 278 4604


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Sonam K
Ahuja says
she enjoys
Rishabh Suri full with Dream Girl; Article 15,
in which he plays a cop for the
e’s having a dream first time; and Bala, in which he

H run at the box office.

His last two films —
Andhadhun and Badhaai
plays a guy suffering from
premature balding. All his
roles are distinct from each

Ho — have garnered other, and it is by design.
critical and commercial “I don’t want to repeat
acclaim. And Ayushmann roles,” he says and elaborates
Khurrana’s popularity is on what he keeps in mind when
travelling beyond borders choosing a script, “The only
along with his films. thing I care for is that the script
Andhadhun has neared the has to be normal and should
₹250-crore mark at the Chinese have no reference point in
box office! either Hindi or international
Pooja Sharma better use of my time than On how important an cinema. So I am glad to be
anything else. I have started achievement this is for him, getting scripts which are
ctor Sonam K Ahuja has this thing called he tells us, “It is a huge unique, and which resonate

A never shied away from

sharing her opinions. In
an industry where
doublespeak is a norm, Sonam
calls a spade a spade. She uses
on social media, where every
weekend I put up a book that I
am reading or even someone
else is reading and they tag me.
feat for me, and a great
achievement. There’s
validation that the scripts
I am choosing are not just
resonating with the masses in
with the masses... either about
breaking a taboo or dealing
with social stigmas. These kind
of scripts appeal to me.”
When in showbiz, it’s easy
her job (that of an actor) to do But about writing... I don’t India but also internationally. to give in to the notion that ‘box
roles that could highlight know yet. However, I’d love to This shows that the content office is the only king’. But, not
issues or sensitise people. For direct one day. I am choosing is beyond for Ayushmann. “I’d only do
instance, her last, Ek Ladki Ko
Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, was Maybe a book on fashion...
... Says actor Sonam K borders, cultures, and has an
international appeal. I feel
films which are also into value
creation, and not just into
about the challenges that a
homosexual individual faces in
There’s already so much on my
plate. I enjoy fashion and I like Ahuja, although that acknowledged. Gratitude is
the word!”
commerce or moolah creation
at the box office. I’ve aspired to
our society. The fashionista wearing it. But, I don’t think What comes as a surprise is do ‘middle of the road cinema’,
and bibliophile discusses
various aspects of being
I’ve the knowledge to dictate
terms on fashion.
won’t deter her from Ayushmann Khurrana’s
that Ayushmann wasn’t
thinking about it at all when he
which is a great combination of
commerce and content. I just
Sonam. Excerpts:
But you have been comfortable voicing hers Andhadhun has raked in about
₹250 crore at the Chinese box
got the news about the release
in China. “I was not thinking
follow my heart and gut every
single time. Most of my
Your next film is a comedy. Did voicing your opinions… office PHOTO: RAAJESSH KASHYAP/HT about anything. I just got to decisions are impulsive, but I
you deliberately choose Yes, and people will criticise know from a tweet (from one of am quite intuitive like that. I
something light? you a lot for it. And a lot of foolish to say ‘no’. It is the the producers) that it is hope it works in the future
The Zoya Factor is a fun film. It times, people conform to the future. And I believe change is releasing there. My only also,” he says.

degrading and inhuman in
is a complete commercial film. way society wants them to be, the only constant. You need to projecting mental reaction was ‘Let’s see how it When asked, Ayushmann,
I’m playing someone who unfortunately. When you have move with the times, if you disorders...”. In response, goes’, but it has surpassed my who sings, does live shows and
doesn’t know who she is at all. a point of view, which might don’t, you’ll be left behind. In according to Pinkvilla, an expectations for sure. I was, in writes poems, says, “I’d like
Abhishek Sharma is one of the resonate because truth is a India, the only outing we have, fact, not thinking at all about to produce one day, and also
best directors I’ve worked with. bitter pill to swallow is going to the cinemas. So, it’ll IN A TITLE SOUP official spokesperson
from the film’s production the Chinese release or how it write and direct a film, but as of
Dulquer (Salmaan) is super- sometimes, people don’t like it. be a while before that (digital) Indian Psychiatric Society has house has explained that would fare there. It’s like a now, it’s a lot of fun to be just a
cute and a great actor. So, I am Once in a while it resonates becomes the main source of raised an objection to the title the film, in fact, inspires great, happy surprise,” he says. performer!”
super-excited. with people and rings really entertainment. But, eventually of Rajkummar Rao-Kangana everyone to accept the Currently, he has his hands n
loud and people accept it. it will be the only source of Ranaut’s next, Mental Hai Kya. distinctiveness of
You are a voracious reader. Would entertainment and why not? I In a letter to the Censor Board, individuals, and that the
you consider writing a book? Any plans of debuting in the digital don’t mind being the first one to they have called the title fictional thriller aims at NOTE TO READERS: Some of the coverage that appears on our pages is paid
I do love reading a lot. It is my space anytime soon? jump on the bandwagon. “discriminative, stigmatizing, making a larger point. Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao for by the concerned brands. No sponsored content does or shall appear in
habit and passion. I feel it is a Of course, why not! I’d be n any part of HT without it being declared as such to our valued readers.





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DELHI’SDATE Chillin’likeavillain

t’s all chill because the

I weekend is here. Our

paps clicked these
Bollywood celebs being
all casual in Mumbai
Spotted across
the city were
t was an evening dedicated Sunil Sethi, chairman, actors Sanya

I to health and fitness where

the who’s who from
different spheres gathered
in the Capital recently. And it
was no surprise that they put
Fashion Design Council of
India, model Sonalika
Sahay, jewellery designer
Riddhima Kapoor Sahni,
singer Khushali Kumar and
Chopra while
Ajay Devgn
and Diljit
their most fashionable foot fashion designers Rahul Dosanjh
forward. Mishra and Tanira Sethi were
Sunil Sethi Spotted at the event were among others. HTC clicked at
the airport.



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Sanya Malhotra PHOTOS: VIRAL
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SUNDAY, A PRIL 21, 2019

fairytale Kajal Aggarwal
A well-known name in regional
cinema, Kajal Aggarwal says she

wants good scripts in Bollywood

Sangeeta Yadav the actor who has five films
slated to release this year in
he may have been away the south.

S from Hindi films for a

while now, but actor
Kajal Aggarwal is not
complaining. The actor,
whose last Bollywood outing
On why she is not doing any
Bollywood film, the actor says
she is focussed on regional
films right now. “But I’m
looking for some interesting
was Do Lafzon Ki Kahani scripts to make a comeback in
(2016), is busy with south Bollywood. For me a good
Indian films and has carved script is more important. I
a niche for herself in the pursue and seek challenging
regional film industry. roles and don’t like being
Kajal, who will be seen repetitive. There is no fun in
next in the Tamil that,” she says.
remake of the Kangana Kajal says she desires to
Ranaut-starrer Queen work with the likes of
(2013), has worked in filmmakers Sanjay Leela
over 40 southern Bhansali and Ayan
films within a span Mukherjee. “I like their style
of 12 years and she of filmmaking and eagerly
says she feels like look forward to watching their
a south Indian at films,” she adds.
heart. However, Kajal has some
“The fact that people rules on what she won’t ever
edding celebrations grooved to foot-tapping from the south treat me do onscreen. “I’m not open to

W started with a bang for

TV actor Ssharad
Malhotra, who tied the knot
numbers such as
London Thumakda and
Aankh Marey.
like their own and the
acceptance that I’ve got even
though I’m not from the
bold scenes at all. It has never
been in my list and hence, I’ve
never done it also. It is a
with Delhi-based designer Throughout their south, means a lot to me. personal choice as I’m not
Ripci Bhatia, yesterday in wedding ceremonies, the South films have become comfortable,” she shares.
Mumbai. The couple got two were quite colour a home to me now. I feel The actor, who made her
married in two ceremonies — coordinated in their very comfortable and debut in 2004 with Kyun! Ho
Gurudwara wedding during outfits. For engagement, am a south Indian Gaya Na and worked in hit
the day was followed by Ssharad wore a brown at heart. That is Hindi films such as Singham
pheras as per Hindu rituals, at bandhgala, while Ripci what gets me (2011) and Special 26 (2013),
night. chose a heavily going,” says says money has never been the
Though the wedding embellished lehenga in primary factor for her when it
pictures took social media by champagne. And for comes to selecting roles.
storm only later in the day, we their sangeet ceremony, “I’ve done films in the past
got hold of some precious the duo dazzled in light where I’ve charged a fraction
moments from their and royal shades of of my remuneration because I
engagement, haldi and blue. loved the film and knowing
sangeet ceremony. Making it a Several actors from that the filmmakers can’t
fairytale moment, Ssharad television fraternity afford me. It is all about
went down on his knees with a attended the wedding striking a balance. The ideal
ring for his lady love and left festivities. Some of the situation is to get what you
everyone spellbound when he names included Vivian want. If that is not happening,
sang a romantic song, Do Dil Dsena, Adaa Khan, Shashank then I’m comfortable with
Mil Rahe Hain from the movie Vyas, Vibha Chibber, Moon forgoing a certain percentage
Pardes. As rings were Banerjee and Ssumier S of my remuneration for a very
exchanged, the couple Pasricha among others. HTC good role,” Kajal says.

‘Exploring sex in our content is empowering’

Juhi Chakraborty censored. the series) clearly shows that earlier. Like women’s issues
The actor was recently part they like it.” and how to deal with sexuality.
etting intimate on screen of an erotic web series set in She further goes on to add, Exploring sex in our content is

G is considered to be a taboo
when it comes to Indian
content and sex is still a
rural India.
Asked whether she feels
comfortable dabbling in such
“It’s a human emotion. If it
were Europe or the US, we
would not even be talking
empowering. It is indeed a
beautiful time for both actors
and storytellers. I think people
Top to bottom: Ssharad and Ripci dancing at closeted topic. However, content, she says, “It is not about it. There it is understood did have these ideas but
their engagement, Ssharad enjoying his haldi actor Flora Saini says with the about my comfort. It is about that getting intimate with probably didn’t know how to
ceremony, the couple at their sangeet event advent of the web as a medium, whether such content has an someone is the highest form of bring it forward. It is also a
PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/SSHARADMALHOTRA_FANCLUB such content is no longer audience and the response (to love. We have just shied away demand and supply thing,” she
from a very beautiful emotion says.
in our society. But now Even her upcoming short
because of the internet, things film talks about a bold subject
are changing.” — infidelity. And Flora says
PEST CONTROL And this change has
brought about a lot of
that it is very important to
discuss it in the open.
experimenting when it comes “Infidelity is something
to content, according to Flora. very rampant in our society.
“There is a lot of content There are so many married
which was never explored men who portray themselves
as single. I have dealt with one
myself. I feel that such
stories need to be told and I
am happy to be a part of such
different stories,” she

If it were Europe or the

US, we’d not even be
talking about it (sex).
We’ve shied away from
a beautiful emotion.


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An eve of cricket and chill Celebrating a sporty association
he most famous faces from

T the world of cricket got

together in the Capital to
celebrate cricketer KL Rahul’s
birthday at Town Hall recently.
Hosted by KL Rahul, the fun
evening saw his friends and
colleagues turn up in high
numbers and revel the
night. The venue, known
for its lip-smacking
sushi, wood-fired
pizzas, dim sums and
other favourites,
lived up to its
Team owners
Preity G Zinta and Mohit
Burman were seen enjoying
some time off from the Left: KL Rahul and Chris Gayle; Above: Hardik
gruelling schedule of the Pandya and Navneet Kalra
game. HTC

Ishant Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Gautam Seth, Rishi Seth, Rishabh Pant and Shikhar Dhawan PHOTO: HTCS/MANOJ VERMA

leading electric partnership, HPL recently managing directors, get into consumers’ minds.”

A equipment
company, HPL Electric and
organised a meet and greet
session with the Delhi
Capitals players Shikhar
Gautam Seth and Rishi
Seth. Talking about their
association, Gautam said,
Cricketer Shikhar
Dhawan, at the