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India ranks 129 LS passes citizenship bill 311-80 BJP wins 12 seats in Russia banned
from int’l sports
in HDI, moves Karnataka bypolls for four years
one place up
India finds itself ranked 129 out
of 189 countries in the Human
at midnight after fierce debate with the party supporting
Cong Gets Just 2,
JD(S) Draws Blank
Majority mark
Lausanne (Switzerland):
The World Anti-Doping Agen-
cy’s executive committee on
Monday slapped Russia with a
Development Index brought out
by the UNDP as part of its
NRC Is Coming, the bill’s introduction, but
4 four-year ban from internatio-
setting out several caveats TIMES NEWS NETWORK nal sports events, including
Human Development Report
2019. P 9
Says Amit Shah and conditions. BJP
68 next summer’s Tokyo Olym-
TIMES NEWS NETWORK Introducing the bill, Bengaluru: The four-month- 117 JD(S)
Raj cinemas stop ‘Panipat’ home minister Amit Shah old BJP government’s gambit
223 34 RUSSIA AT 2012
shows: Violent protests and New Delhi: A heated, pola- denied that the legislation of fielding 13 defectors in the CURRENT KARNATAKA ASSEMBLY LONDON OLYMPICS
rising debate marked the targetted any community or Karnataka byelections paid
attacks by Jat groups outraged I thank the people Initial Count:
passage of the Citizenship religion, saying its provi- off big time as the party won
over the portrayal of Maharaja Medals: 82 | Rank: 4
Amendment Bill in Lok Sab- sions do not affect the exist- 12 of the 15 seats that went to of Karnataka
Surajmal in “Panipat” has Final count*:
ha after midnight on Monday ing rights of any group. He polls. Chief minister BS Yedi- for placing their faith in
resulted in theatres in Jaipur and
with home minister Amit also read out inclusions in- yurappa now has an absolute @BJP4India. Karnataka has Medals: 68 | Rank: 4
other places in Rajasthan
Shah repeatedly drawing a tended to keep Nagaland, majority with 117 seats in the voted for development *After several athletes were
stopping the film’s screening.
distinction between refu- Mizoram and Meghalaya out current assembly with the ef- and punished opportunism stripped of medals for doping
Surajmal is an 18th century
gees fleeing religious perse- of the bill’s purview. He add- fective strength of 223 MLAs. — PM NARENDRA MODI
figure revered by the Jats. P 9 Protesters participate in a torch light procession against the Citizen- 2016 RIO OLYMPICS
cution and infiltrators even ed that Manipur will now be The Lingayat strongman
ship Amendment Bill in Guwahati on Monday
Generic of diabetes drug to while asserting an all-India covered by the inner line per- has emerged as the big win- just two seats. Former Prime Medals: 56 | Rank: 4
national register of citizens 311-80 votes. Division sought The stage is now set for a mit system that imposes re- ner of this election as he led Minister HD Deve Gowda’s Russian track & field athletes
hit mkt today: Starting today,
is on the anvil. by the opposition over clash in Rajya Sabha where strictions on non-locals. the campaign. His strategy of JD(S) drew a blank. A BJP re- were banned from participating
over 72 million diabetics in India
The CAB offers a path to amendments seeking remov- the numbers are closer even Shah said exceptions for rewarding defectors and pro- bel who contested with the in Rio due to dope sanctions
will have access to a cheaper
citizenship for Hindus, al of references to Pakistan, as NDA seems to have requi- minorities have been carved mising them ministerial po- support of JD(S) was the lone
version of the blockbuster drug
Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, Par- Afghanistan and Bangla- site support with the back- out despite Article 14 such as sitions on victory — against independent to win. BJP re- pics, over a longstanding do-
Vildagliptin, as over 15-20 compa-
sis and Christians from Af- desh and to make the legisla- ing of BJD, AIADMK, TDP minority-run institutions. much opposition from party- quired minimum six seats to ping scandal. The ruling me-
nies will launch the generic
ghanistan, Pakistan and tion “religion-neutral” were and YSR-CP. The govern- “This bill is not even .001 per men — worked with voters se- stay afloat in Karnataka, the ans that Russia’s flag, name
versions of the anti-diabetic drug
Bangladesh on grounds of defeated. Divisions sought ment’s cause could be fur- cent against Muslims. It is eming to prioritise stability lone state ruled by it in the so- and anthem will not appear at
after Swiss major Novartis. P 9
religious persecution with by the opposition were ne- ther assisted by absentions. against infiltrators,” he said. over qualms about electing uth. But it went on to win 12 the Tokyo Games, and the co-

December 31, 2014 as the cut gated by wide margins of On Monday, the Shiv Sena turncoats. seats. untry also could be stripped of
off. The bill was passed by 304-94, 311-12 and 312-09. was the centre of attention Related reports, P 6 Congress was a very dis- hosting world championships
tant runners-up, winning Continued on P 10 in Olympic sports.. AGENCIESP15

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court of in-charge special Poc- milies have also alleged befo- announced that women The arrest of Sultanpur day, Sarvaiya has lent his
BSE: 40,487.43 ▲ 42.28
Una flogging victim Vashram Sarvaiya posts a picture of himself with
so judge H G Pandya. re the National Human Rights travelling alone between 10pm village resident Shamsher moustachioed visage to a con-
NSE: 11,937.50 ▲ 16.00 twirled moustache asserting rights of SC youths. Inset- Vashram with
Meanwhile, it also came to Commission that all four we- and 6 am may dial 112 and they Singh in Rajasthan’s Jhunj- fident campaign by Dalits to his brothers being flogged on suspicion of cow slaughter in July 2016
WEATHER light that the VMC encroach- re killed in a fake encounter. will be escorted by cops. P 10 hunu district led to the raid protest the ban on moustach-
ment team had run into Mat- On Monday, TOI visited by the Mathura forest de- es imposed by the so-called up- denims and a jacket, flaunting India. Three years later, Sar-
Max hasuriya while removing en- the families of the four slain mother, Laxmi, said, “Nave- partment team at the shop of per castes. his neat beard and a slightly vaiya has put his weight be-
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1 bottle seized every minute in A’bad RCC roads blocking 24x7

Rate Is 13
Seizure between November
1, 2017 and October 31, 2019
Rs 3.13 crore, the govern-
ment said.
Interestingly, govern-
Drugs worth water supply project: Govt
Bottles Per FLOW
ment response revealed no
uniformity in the value 11 TP schemes still await govt nod
Minute In State 1.46kg of MD drugs ascribed to such alcohol by Ahmedabad: If you are a

2.51 kg of opium
11kg of charas
If the average seized
in two years resident of Jodhpur ward
in Ahmedabad and do not
Ahmedabad: The state government has admitted that
approvals for 11 town planning schemes are still pending.
291.55kg of Ganja IMFL bottle cost Rs 298 in TIMES NEWS NETWORK get 24x7 water supply as One has been pending for over three years, while nine have
seized in 2018-19 Ahmedabad, it was Rs 62 in was promised by the autho- been pending for
Ahmedabad: If seizures Surat. Ahmedabad: Law enforcement rities three years ago, not- between one and
of Indian-made foreign li- The value of 8.40 lakh agencies in Gujarat have seized hing other than the cement- three years.
quor (IMFL) bottles is any bottles seized in Ahmed- drugs worth Rs 16.24 crore over concrete road in your socie- In a reply to a
indication, alcohol use is abad district was estima- the past two years, the govern- ty is to blame. question posed by
rife in Gujarat, with the so- ted to be Rs 25.09 crore, ment told the assembly on Mon- In a response to Viram- Bapunagar MLA
called dry state seizing as while the value of 22.59 day. These include ganja, has- gam MLA Lakha Bhar- Himmatsinh
many as 13 IMFL bottles of lakh bottles seized in Surat hish, opium, and mephedrone, wad’s question, the state Patel, the
Indian Made Foreign Liqu- No. of bottles (in lakhs) Value (`/cr) was stated to be Rs 14.16 which is a psychoactive recrea- government on Monday government said
or every minute, and one IMFL Beer IMFL Beer crore. tional drug. chose to put the blame on that until the
bottle seized every minute Replying to Akshayku- The government, replying to the cement concrete roads beginning of 2019,
Surat 22.59 1.82 14.16 1.97
in Ahmedabad. mar Patel, Congress MLA questions by Congress MLAs, in societies, for the delay in approvals for 33
Valsad 17.58 3.45 17.15 3.45 from Karjan, the state go- tabled data on drug seizures. Ac- 24x7 water supply in Jodh- TP schemes were
Banaskantha 12.36 1.43 22.14 1.43 vernment said that of the cording to the data, 11,831kg of pur ward. pending for less
8.40 lakh bottles seized in ganja, 3,365.5kg of opium and Jodhpur ward is the pi- than a year, but
Panchmahal 8.52 0.40 6.21 0.44
Ahmedabad, 66% were sei- 69.607kg of hashish was seized in lot project for 24x7 water now only one is waiting for the nod. Of the 45 schemes which
Ahmedabad 8.4 0.84 25.09 0.95 zed in rural areas and 34% two years. The most seizures of supply. The project is to be were pending approval for over one year but less than three
in city limits. ganja were in Surat, where in implemented across the ci- years, only nine now need clearance. The government
DRUGS DELUGE Seizure in Kg
IMFL seizures from Ah- two years, 3,534kg was seized. ty if it is effective in Jodh- stated that no specific time limit can be given for clearing TP
Distirict Ganja Opium Hashish Value of all drugs medabad city between No- In reply to a question by Kar- pur ward. schemes. TNN
Surat 3,534.00 0 0.89 Rs 1.80 cr vember 1, 2017 and October jan MLA Akshay Patel, the go- The government said
Apart from this, Guja- Patan 2,462.55 113.20 0 Rs 1.07 cr 31, 2018 stood at 1.47 lakh vernment stated that while 0.60g that in some areas, water carry out the work. The go- chairman Amul Bhatt had
rat police also seized two bottles. of mephedrone was seized bet- was being supplied for 20 vernment said that there is said that the project would
beer bottles and 1.75 litres Anand 2,025.05 1.92 0.952 Rs 1.32 cr Seizures for the same ween November 2017 and Octo- hours a day while in others thus a delay in laying pipe- be completed by September
of country liquor every mi- Dahod 761.10 0 0 Rs 58,560 period in 2018-2019 fell to ber 2018, the amount of mephed- areas it was supplied for six lines and installing meters. 27. The civic body launched
nute. Surendranagar 758.45 2,367.50 0 Rs 0.91 cr 1.35 lakh. An MLA, reques- rone seized between November hours. Jodhpur ward has been this project in Jodhpur
These figures were re- ting anonymity, said that 2018 and October 2019 was 1.47kg. The government said divided into five zones and ward in 2016.
Ahmedabad 722.71 2.51 35.50 Rs 6.66 cr
vealed by the state govern- the seizures represented A senior officer said seizures that in order to lay pipeli- work for laying the water Bhatt had said that 80%
ment on Monday, the first just 10%-15% of the liquor indicate drug use is increasing. nes and install water me- supply network in the villa- of houses in the area had
day of the three-day winter vember 1, 2017 to October The total value of the sold in the city. Citing an example, he said betwe- ters, the RCC roads in va- ge revenue boundary (ga- been covered by the round-
session of the assembly. 31, 2019, police seized 1.38 IMFL seized was estimated He alleged that police en November 2017 and October rious societies need to be am tal) is on, the govern- the-clock water supply pro-
Responding to questions crore bottles of IMFL, 17.01 to be Rs 231.40 crore, while were hiding the actual pri- 2018, the seizure of ganja was on- broken but when civic aut- ment said. ject and only 20% of hou-
by Congress legislators, lakh beer bottles and 18.58 the value of beer was Rs ce of the liquor, as it would ly 35.164 kg which increased to hority approach societies In mid-September, Ah- ses, in the village revenue
the government admitted lakh litres of country liqu- 17.79 crore. The country li- imply a massive failure of 291.545 kg during the same pe- for their consent, the office- medabad Municipal Corpo- boundary area, were yet to
that in two years, from No- or. quor seized was valued at prohibition. riod the following year. bearers do not allow them ration standing committee be covered.

Chudasama shifts blame for Spat erupts between civic chief, Schools
threaten to
forged DPS NOC to UPA govt councillors over road projects stop sharing
Parents of DPS
Ahmedabad: Washings its
hands off the DPS East for- East students

Ahmedabad: With 11
ged no-objection certificate
(NOC) controversy, the state seek clarity months to go till Ahmed-
abad votes in its municipal

government said the school

obtained from CM election, sparks have begun
to fly as municipal council-
Ahmedabad: Self-financed
schools have threatened to
CBSE affilia- Ahmedabad: Parents have lors and the executive brist- stop sharing details of stu-
tion in 2012 sought clarity from the sta- le over pending works. On dent attendance, if the state
when the UPA but why did the state govern- te government about the fa- Monday, angry BJP council- education department does
government ment not react when the te of the children at Delhi lors from the north-west and not roll back its recent deci-
was in power school came before the fee Public School (DPS) East south-west zones alleged sion for online attendance of
at the Centre. regulation committee for to when the state government that the municipal commis- teachers.
Education mi- fix fees.” He also sought to ceases to be in control of the sioner had resorted to ‘un- After grant-in aid and go-
nister Bhupendrasinh know why the government school in March. parliamentary language’ vernment-run schools, the de-
Chudasama told the state did not verify all documents There are 835 students at during stock-taking of road partment had last week deci-
assembly that the govern- submitted before the fee the school and a group of works in Jodhpur ward unfi- ded to extend its online school
ment is in the process of committee of the state go- parents wrote to Gujarat nished since 2017-18. attendance system to cover te-
working out a method by vernment. chief minister Vijay Rupa- Conceding that a heated achers of all self-financed
which documents submit- When Vansh mentioned ni seeking clarity, said go- discussion had occurred at schools.
ted to the CBSE for affilia- the Nithyananda issue, spe- vernment sources. the meeting, a senior deputy “The decision has not go-
tion, are sent back to the sta- aker Rajendra Trivedi inter- The operations of the municipal commissioner ne down well with self-finan-
te for verification. vened and expunged the re- school, situated at Hirapur, present denied the use of ced schools who have made it
Replying to a debate on marks from the record. were taken over by the go- any derogatory words. Mu- clear to the government in the
the DPS East issue, Chuda- Remaining silent on why vernment recently after the nicipal commissioner Vijay past that they were against
sama told the assembly that the state government failed school landed in a contro- Nehra refused to comment the idea of sharing details of
the government wants to de- to detect the fake NOC du- versy in connection with on the issue. teachers,” said a member of
velop a foolproof system to ring the fee setting process, the Nithyananda ashram Standing committee cha- the Gujarat State Self-Finan-
prevent such incidents. “My Chudasama, said, “The go- located on the school premi- irman Amul Bhatt held a ced School Management As-
government or officials are vernment was sensitive to ses. DPS East was facing press conference in the af- sociation. The association has
not responsible or connec- the issue and took special closure after it was found ternoon, saying, “There we- on Monday written a strongly
ted to the fake NOC of DPS permission to run the scho- that the management did re road works pending since A dumper was stuck as the road sank under its weight in the posh Navrangpura area on Monday. This worded letter to the Gujarat
East school,” he said. ol till March 2020. Students not have the necessary no- 2017-18 for which no tenders happened on a day when AMC chief Vijay Nehra reportedly had a heated exchange with two corporators — education minister and edu-
Chudasama was spea- get disturbed even if we objection certificate from were released and our se- from Jodhpur and Vejalpur wards — who insisted on deadlines for road repairs PIC: YOGESH CHAWDA cation secretary, rejecting the-
king on the motion drawing change their seating arran- the state government. nior councillors Rashmin ir decision and threatening of
the attention of the govern-
ment to the DPS East issue.
The school had secured
gements. In this case, they
were being asked to change
school midway through the
The Central Board of Se-
condary Education (CBSE)
had cancelled the school’s
Shah (Jodhpur ward) and
Dilip Bagariya (Vejalpur)
had only demanded from
2018 and this year, and citi-
zens had begun questioning
our work.”
AMC penalizes errant adverse consequences if there
was no rethink on it. Accor-
ding to the state directive, the
CBSE affiliation by produ-
cing a fake no objection cer-
academic session.” He ad-
ded that officials were not in
affiliation over the forged
NOC. The state government
Nehra and his colleagues a
deadline for these works.”
The senior deputy muni-
cipal commissioner said, road contractors new system is to be implemen-
ted across all self-financed pri-
tificate. Congress MLA Pun- favour of taking over the decided to take over opera- He further said, “An ar- “Most roads built in 2017, in- TIMES NEWS NETWORK ve been penalised monetari- mary, secondary and higher
ja Vansh, who moved the management of the CBSE tions till March 31 to ensure gument did take place when cluding a few stretches in ly in the issue after inquiri- secondary schools in ten days.
proposal said, “CBSE gran- school till the end of the ye- that the students do not suf- Nehra refused to answer, Jodhpur ward, had been un- Ahmedabad: The bureau- es being conducted, while “We don't avail any go-
ted affiliation to the school, ar. fer. and a while later he lost his der scrutiny of the high co- cracy and the political wing there are 23 officials against vernment grant nor does the
cool and spat expletives at urt over the poor quality of in the civic body have cros- whom chargesheets are yet government pay our teachers’
our senior elected members work. This had led to a PIL, sed swords over poor road- to be drawn. We have recove- salaries. Then why should the

International flier traffic

and left the meeting. This FIRs and blacklisting of works. On Monday afterno- red fines worth Rs 62.58 lakh government monitor their at-
behaviour cannot be tolera- contractors. S on, deputy municipal com- from these officials,” said tendance,” asked a member of
ted and we demand an apolo- “Since then, contractors missioner, R K Mehta held Mehta. He added that Rs 9.04 the association.
gy from Nehra,” Bhatt said. have been reluctant to take an impromptu press confe- cr have been recovered from The online attendance sy-

up 20% at SVPI airport

A group of senior BJP co- up works. A few weeks ago, rence announcing that three 11 contractors for poor road- stem was launched earlier
uncillors also met BJP trea- some councillors approa- road contractors — Akash works. this year for teachers, non-tea-
surer Surendra Patel (Kaka) ched the executive wing re- Infra Pvt ltd, GPC Infra Pvt Mehta, however, accep- ching staff and students. Ho-
and apprised him of the is- commending candidates for Ltd and JR Agarwal have be- ted that some AMC officers wever, unlike government sue. the assistant commissio- en blacklisted for three ye- whose role in the 2017 road fi- and grant-in-aid schools whe-
FLYING HIGH Source: AAI In protest, the drainage, ner’s post. ars while monetary recove- asco is under scanner have re both teachers and students
Ahmedabad: Thanks to GROWTH IN INT’L FLYERS road and water committee “Such requests were ve- ries were made from 11 cont- been promoted as inquiries are covered under the system,
improved connectivity to meetings were suspended hemently turned down and ractors for building poor qu- are yet to draw a conclusion self-financed schools have be-
international destina- April-October October on Monday. Bhatt added, since then the councillors ality roads in 2017. “ on their culpability. “There en submitting attendance on-
% Change % Change
tions, there has been a sig- 2018-19 2019-20 2019 2018 “There are 27 works pending have been at loggerheads A total of 85 serving and are 23 officers who are yet to ly of students to the education
nificant 20% increase in 11.72 L 14.07 L 20 1.87 L 1.54 L 20.7 in Jodhpur ward from 2017, with the commissioner.” 14 retired AMC officials ha- be charged,” said Mehta. department.
the number of internatio-
nal passengers departing GROWTH IN AIRCRAFT MOVEMENT
from and arriving at the 8,144 9,327 14.5 1,173 1,329 13.3
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

American ‘lado,’ ‘ladi’ get surprise wedding

International (SVPI) air- passengers may also be at- ries to which direct flights
port in Ahmedabad. tributed to more interna- are now available from Ah-
The city airport handled tional aircraft movements. medabad, and that too at a
some 14 .07 lakh internatio- AAI data on air traffic sug- cheaper rate against Mum-
nal passengers from April gests that the number of in- bai or Delhi. This also leads rience ‘colourful.’ the couple in
to October 2019, up 20% aga- ternational aircraft move- to an increase in passenger
The wedding was the brainchild dark till the
“It was like a fairytale
inst the same period last ye- ments also saw a growth of movement. Many foreign Ahmedabad: The setting could not of Haileen, Emily’s grandmother, last mo- wedding as we looked like
ar when some 11.72 lakh pas- 14% from 8,144 aircraft mo- nationals are coming to Ah- have been more appropriate when who had planned the surprise for the ment. royals and so many people
sengers took international vements in 2018 to 9,327 in medabad,” said Manish Kyle, an agriculturist, and Emily, a couple. “It was joined us for the occasion.
flights to and from the SVPI 2019, during the April to Oc- Sharma, secretary, Travel designer, both 27 years old, stepped Mrigvendrasinh Poshina, thus a true
airport, according to data tober period. Travel ex- Agents’ Federation of India out on Monday decked in a vermilion part of the royal family surprise It was so different from
provided by Airports Aut- perts attribute this growth (TAFI) – Gujarat. red sherwani and sari at Darbar- that runs the Darbar- when they we- weddings in the US”
hority of India (AAI). to better connectivity and Sharma also said that gadh of Poshina in Sabarkantha dis- gadh Heritage Hotel, re given the procession on a camel cart around
Experts attribute this increase in corporate tra- the coveted heritage city trict. said that Haileen is a wares and the village and came back to Darbar-
increase to improved con- vel. status for Ahmedabad has The American couple, accompa- regular visitor to In- were asked gadh where the family of the ‘ladi’ —
nectivity from the city air- Tour operators and tra- brought many foreign tou- nied by a group of close relatives, dia and was enamo- to be rea- the bride — welcomed them with a
port. “A number of airlines vel agents said that increa- rists to the city. “The herita- was in for a surprise when they tied ured by the elabo- dy,” he tribal dance, dhol and shehnai.
have added more flights se in economic activity has ge city status has brought the knot in traditional Indian style rate wed- said. Poshina said that it was a rare
along the existing sectors. also boosted passenger mo- in many foreign tourists to ahead of their formal wedding back dings she The wedding at the hotel as the ‘revellers’
Frequent and direct con- vement. “Increase in econo- Ahmedabad. That apart, home early next year. had witnes- ‘lado’ — were also treated with a traditional
nectivity to various inter- mic activity and foreign improved connectivity and “It was like a fairytale wedding as sed. colloqu- feast.
national destinations has companies investing in and more direct flights to other we looked like royals and so many pe- “Thus, ial word “So many from the village parti-
contributed to the increase around Ahmedabad is one major Indian cities have al- ople joined in to mark the occasion. It she had for the cipated in the procession. We will al-
in passenger movement,” of the major reasons for a so caused the increase in to- was so different from the weddings planned bridegro- ways cherish the experience,” said
said Manoj Gangal, direc- spike in international pas- urist footfalls in the city,” in the US as it provided us a peek into everyt- om — car- Kyle. The family, on heritage trail in
tor, SVPI airport. senger movement. Moreo- said a city-based tour ope- Indian customs and tradition,” said hing and ried out his India, also has a few spots in Rajast-
Growth in international ver, there are several count- rator. Kyle while terming the entire expe- had kept The wedding at the Darbargadh in Poshina wedding han on their itinerary.

Rape case lodged against industrialist Accountant accused of illegally

selling broker’s bungalow
Story Revealed Man molests
mical products, pesticides, with the FIR states that she
and etc. has fear that she might be
She alleged that during killed or abducted and re- TIMES NEWS NETWORK to look for a job for his daugh- ments, who told him that he
During Another her employment with the moved from public eye by ter Manisha who had comple- had never notarized the docu-

Rape Probe
company, Shah raped her
frequently. She stated she
was given Rs 1 lakh by the
the accused person.
The woman’s account
emerged when the wo-
4-year-old, held Ahmedabad: A real estate
broker has filed a complaint
with Vastrapur police accu-
ted the MBA course. Due to
her knowledge of computers
and her proficiency in Eng-
Devda mentioned in his
FIR that along with his own
TIMES NEWS NETWORK industrialist when she was men’s cell of the crime TIMES NEWS NETWORK “After a while, the man sing his former accountant lish, Devda hired her and tas- property papers, Manisha al-
in dire need of money in branch was investigating told the girl that he had kept and office help of cheating ked her with maintaining of- so took away papers related to
Ahmedabad: After TOI’s December 2013. another rape allegation Ahmedabad: A 50-year-old some chocolates on the ter- and breach of trust. The bro- fice records. properties in Vadodara,
report mentioning the Later, she alleged, Shah made by a 32-year-old wo- man was arrested by Naro- race of his house. He then ker said that the accountant “In October this year, Dev- Sherkhi, Ghuma and Kathlal.
plight of a 28-year-old wo- told her that he had secu- man against Shah who wor- da police on Monday, after took the girl there and re- stole original land docu- da got to know that his bunga- He said that she also stole sig-
man, allegedly ra- red a significant ked as his private secreta- he was caught attempting moved all his clothes and ments, forged the power of at- low was sold off by Manisha ned bank cheques and a hard
ped by an industri- event planning ry. When the 28-year-old oral sex with a four-year- the girl’s clothes as well. He torney, and sold his property. based on a forged power of at- drive with records. He said
alist appeared on contract and offe- woman was interviewed by old girl living in the neigh- then asked the girl to per- Mukesh Devda, 47, a resi- torney,” said an investigator. she blocked his access to his
Monday, the wo- red her the part- the cops in connection bourhood in Nana Chiloda form oral sex on him. At dent of Bodakdev, owns MD “Manisha refused to come to email by changing the pass-
men’s cell of the ner’s role in the with the first case, she al- area of the city on Sunday that time, her mother sud- Developers at Thaltej Cross- the office when Devda called word. “He mentioned that on
crime branch filed project. She alle- leged that she was al- evening. denly rushed in and caught roads. In his FIR, he said that her after checking the docu- Sunday five persons approa-
a complaint and be- ged that he told her so raped by the in- According to him red-handed,” said in- his friend from Deesa, Ma- ments at the sub-registrar’s ched his bungalow, claiming
gan an investiga- that they would ha- dustrialist and the FIR filed spector H B Vaghela of Na- hesh Soni, approached him in office. He approached the no- to be the owners of the pro-
tion. ve to travel to moved an appli- with Naroda po- roda police. May 2017 and requested him tary mentioned in the docu- perty,” the investigator said.
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man, Kenal Shah, had alle- gar where he allegedly ra- her mother by Naroda police, said Vag-
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the rate of crimes against secure for women know that the accused was
women in Gujarat was as Ahmedabad: A 28-year- in a relationship with anot-
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high as 21.3 cases per lakh old woman from Anandna- her girl with whom he was
rape cases
people in 2017, the state fai- gar on Sunday filed a comp- going to get married.
led to spend most of the allo- ➤ Ensure completion of trials in laint of rape against her When the complainant
cated amount from the Rs two months cousin’s 29-year-old son, al- asked the accused about
10,000 crore Nirbhaya Fund ➤ Ensure faithful and timely leging that he had got into the girl, he told her that the
created by the Union go- implementation of various high sexual relations with her girl was in Canada for stu-
vernment for safety and se- court and Supreme Court orders on the pretext of marrying dy and he would certainly
curity of women, indicates a on sex-related crimes against her even though he knew it marry her. After that, the

study. According to the stu- women and children was not possible to marry accused stopped talking to
dy by Kailash Satyarthi his mother’s cousin. the complainant. But when
Children’s Foundation id in a statement today. In her FIR with Anand- the complainant continu-
(KSCF), Gujarat failed to The remaining amount nagar police, the woman ed to pursue the accused’s
spend 95% of the allocated of Rs 2,012 crore, which co- stated that she had come to parents, his mother threa-
fund for safety and security mes to 89% of the disbursed Ahmedabad in 2009 to pur- tened the complainant and
of women. The study indica- funds, remains unutilized. sue her MBA studies. At her family members with
tes that against Rs 87.04 cro- “Rapes, followed by kil- that time, she met her ma- dire consequences.
re allocated under the Nirb- ling, always lead to a loud ternal cousin’s son at their Later the accused’s fe-
haya Fund to Gujarat, mere- outcry from citizens of the house in Bopal. As their male friend also sent the

ly Rs 4.58 crore was utilized. country. However, the same age was similar, she began complainant a message
According to the study, is not translated into concre- talking with him and used threatening to make viral
the Union government has te actions, to prevent rapes to stay at his home in Bo- her nude photographs if
released merely Rs 2,264 cro- and to make public spaces in pal. uld marry only her and he she pursued the accused
re i.e. 22% of the total funds, the country safe for women. In 2015, the accused told would convince the family for marriage.

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to 36 states and Union terri- The abysmally low utiliza- the complainant that he members. After this, the 28-year-
tories of the country. “De- tion of Nirbhaya Fund is a liked her and wanted to Convinced with his as- old woman approached
spite a rise in sexual crimes testimony to the fact that marry her. To this, the sertion, the complainant Anandnagar police and fi-
and murder against women, there is very little or no poli- complainant said that they agreed to his proposal. led a complaint of rape and
only Rs 252 crore have been tical will to ensure the safety belong to the same family Then the accused allegedly criminal intimidation aga-

Ever Need
used by some of the states, and security of women in and it was not possible for raped her at different pla- inst the accused person
which accounts for 11% of our country,” the KSCF sta- them to marry. But the ac- ces in Anandnagar and Bo- and his other family mem-
the total amount,” KSCF sa- ted. cused insisted that he wo- pal in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, bers.

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Ahmedabad: Road acci-
dents in Ahmedabad and
’17-18 ’18-19 60-yr-old
Ahmedabad city 313 416
Gandhinagar caused an av-
erage of five deaths every
two days, between Novem-
Ahmedabad rural 361 307 woman
Gandhinagar 249 214
ber 16, 2017 and November TIMES NEWS NETWORK
15, 2019. Ahmedabad had Total 923 937
one such death a day in the Ahmedabad: A 60-year-
same period. drivers are also suspended old woman living with her
In reply to a question by by the RTO. He said speed li- daughter and son-in-law
Kalol MLA Baldevji Thako- mits have also been fixed for at Vastrapur has filed an
re, the government stated city and rural areas. FIR with Vastrapur police
that Ahmedabad and Gand- Officials said that Ah- for assault and intimida-
hinagar recorded 1,860 acci- previous year. The data sta- dents. “Speedbreakers are medabad city, till the end of tion against her son-in-
dents in the two years star- ted from November 16, 2017 supposed to be built only at November this year, had re- law. The woman sustained
ting November 16, 2017. The
most deaths were reported
to November 15, 2018, 316 pe-
ople died while the number
the recommendation of po-
ported 378 deaths in 1,192 ro-
ad accidents, 62 (19%) more
fractures on her finger
and received multiple stit-
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tabled, there was a 32% in- fatalities in the state. He sa- found in the road design, the fatality ratio for the city Modiya, at Kapidhwaj Av-
crease in fatalities in acci- id illegal speedbreakers we- authorities are asked to rec- this year was the highest of enue near Lad Society. Se-
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On the eve of Human not causing ‘slow death’ of in- She got first-aid and then
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Gujarat, said that abolish-
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Government stalls transfer of Cops use water cannon to Mevani

disperse Cong protesters
property between 2 Hindus TIMES NEWS NETWORK

Gandhinagar: Congress wor-

Pics: Yogesh Chawda
after ruckus
dent MLA from Vadgam, Jig-
nesh Mevani, was suspen-
High Court This case pertains to Saiyed Vasna
ed and insisted on govern-
ment’s permission under kers clashed with police in ded from the state assembly
Gandhinagar, when party wor- for the entire three-day win-
Orders area in Vadodara, which is a
the law. This time, Dubey
approached the HC. It was kers tried to force their way in- ter session, by the speaker,
notified area under the Gujarat to the Gujarat assembly on Rajendra Trivedi, for dis-
Reconsideration Prohibition of Transfer of
argued that when the pro-
perty was sold in 2015, the Monday. This came as the rupting proceedings in the
TIMES NEWS NETWORK deputy collector had gran- three-day winter session of the assembly.
Immovable Property and Provision ted sale permission under. got under way. When deputy chief mini-
Ahmedabad: The Gujarat for Protection of Tenants from There was no reason for re- Police used water cannons ster Nitin Patel was spea-
high court was moved after Eviction from Premises in fusal this time. It was also on protesting Congress wor- king about Constitution Day
the state government rest- argued that the provisions kers, to prevent them from celebrations, Mevani inter-
the Disturbed Areas Act marching to the assembly. Se- rupted his speech. The MLA
ricted transfer of property of the law are not applicab-
among two members of Premises in Dis- le in their case “as transfe- nior Congress leaders and so- was warned a few times, but
Hindu community by ci- turbed Areas Act. Ashok ched by the government un- ror and transferee both be- me 350 workers were detained Mevani continued to speak.
ting the Disturbed Areas Dubey purchased a bunga- der the Gujarat Protection long to the same religion by police after the protests wit- Mevani said, “Those who did
Act, which aims at restrai- low ad-measuring 297-sq- of Interest of Depositors’ and transaction took place nesses violence. Clashes broke not give justice to Thangadh
ning member of one faith mt in Nilambar Bungalows Act (GPID) as he was a de- with consent of both the si- out between party workers and and other victims and who
from selling property to in February 2018 from Ar- faulter. des and for a fair value of police after Congress leaders fi- earlier talked of throwing
member of another reli- vindkumar Vakthariya. They challenged the de- the property in question”. nished addressing their acti- Babasaheb Ambedkar’s
gion without prior govern- The registrar refused to puty collector’s order befo- It was also contended that vists at the Sector 6 ground. Constitution into the sea are
ment permission in the no- register the sale deed and re the appellate authority, the GPID Act has nothing to Protesters smashed the now celebrating Constitu-
tified area. asked them to obtain per- who quashed the it. Vaktha- do with the Disturbed Are- windscreen of a police vehicle, tion Day just for the sake of
This case pertains to Sa- mission from the deputy riya had meanwhile moved as Act, particularly when and police used force to detain celebration.” He was then
iyed Vasna area in Vadoda- collector under the provi- the high court, but upon the this particular property the protesters. physically removed from the
ra, which is a notified area sions of the Disturbed Are- appellate authority’s quas- was not attached. Gujarat Congress presi- assembly. Later, Mevani twe-
under the Gujarat Prohibi- as Act. The deputy collec- hing deputy collector’s re- After hearing the case, dent, Amit Chavda, who was eted that assembly sergeants
tion of Transfer of Immo- tor refused permission in fusal, he withdrew his peti- the high court has ordered injured in the protest, said, dragged him out of the hou-
vable Property and Provi- April 2018 on the ground tion. the deputy collector to take “We demand that the govern- se as the speaker could not
sion for Protection of Te- that Vakthariya’s properti- However, the registrar a fresh decision on the is- ment cancel the non-secretari- take his opposition to CM Vi-
nants from Eviction from es were ordered to be atta- did not register the sale de- sue. at clerk exam, which has put jay Rupani’s motion to cele-
the future of students in jeo- brate November 26 as Consti-
pardy due to the paper leak and tution Day. “Gujarat Vidhan

Moustache is natural, but not ‘This needs mass copying. Instead of fa-
cing us, the government direc-
Senior Congress leaders and some 350 workers were detained by
police during the protest
Sabha speaker suspended
me for calling the @vijayru-
ted the police to use force on us. panibjp go-
to stop. We We tried to raise the issue of government. “Gujarat police ven permis-

caste, says Mehsana victim

vernment a
the economic crisis and farm failed to arrest rapists, but ar- sion for the follower of
distress, but the BJP govern- rest agitating students and protest. To sa-
have equal ment does not believe in demo-
lock them up,” Dhanani said. ve face, Cong-
Gujarat BJP spokesman ress workers
and not the
constitution. I I was
for sporting a
rights’ Paresh Dhanani, leader of
the opposition in the assembly,
Bharat Pandya said the Cong- started thro-
ress’ claims of believing in de- wing stones
am proud to be

hree days after he was said students and job seekers mocracy have been exposed. at the police IN THE ASSEMBLY
moustache just while suppor-
mercilessly beaten up by Continued from P1 were fighting to be free of the “Congress failed to even attract to give the pro-
two days after ting the consti-
100-odd Darbar commu- arrogant and tyrannical state workers despite having been gi- test a violent turn,” he said. tution,” Mevani tweeted. TNN
nity members in a Mehsana Piyush Parmar

he community was
village for sporting a mous- was attacked galvanized into ac-
tache, the victim — Sanjay for the same
59 IAS posts,
tion after a Mehsana
Parmar, 20, on Monday spoke
up against casteist elements.
reason. Even
today, there is
youth, Sanjay Parmar,
was attacked and publicly ‘Bullet train land acquired
He said that growing a mous- fear in our shamed for posting a video
47 IPS posts
tache is a natu-
ral thing, but
not the caste, so
he will grow
village. Police
keep patrolling
during night.
in which he gives his mo-
ustache a twirl.
“From Una to Mehsa-
from 499 of 1,716 farmers’
But I keep a na, atrocities on Dalits TIMES NEWS NETWORK
and spor t a
moustache to continue unabated,” said Gandhinagar: The issue of `174 crore spent on 2 Vibrant summits
assert my right Sarvaiya who along with vacancies requiring IAS and Ahmedabad: The state go-
again. his brother Ramesh pos- IPS officials was raised on the The state government has said that Rs 174 crore has been spent
to sport it vernment on Monday ad-
“I was beat- ted pictures flaunting the- first day of the winter session for the 2017 and 2019 Vibrant summits. The government was
mitted in the assembly
en for sporting Krunal ir moustaches. “While we of the Gujarat assembly on replying to a question by Radhanpur MLA Raghu Desai.
that it has been able to ac-
a moustache and recording a Maheria | 29, were thrashed for doing Monday. quire land only from 499
video which I posted on a so- LIMBODARA IN our traditional business In a written reply to Cong- `95 crore for climate change: The state government said that
farmers of the total 1,716
cial media platform,” said GANDHINAGAR of skinning dead cattle, ress MLA Raghu Desai’s ques- in the 2017-18 period, Rs 95.16 crore was allocated to the climate
farmers from Valsad and
Parmar. “This was not ac- Sanjay was beaten for tion, the state government sa- change department, and of this Rs 94.26 crore was spent by the
Bharuch districts for the
ceptable by Darbar commu- sporting a moustache,” id that against the approved department.
bullet train project. The
nity members including Sarvaiya said. “This is strength of 313 IAS officers in train has been proposed
some of my old friends, who nothing but caste violen- the state, 254 posts have been 45 held for LRD paper leak: The state government has said
between Ahmedabad and
gathered outside my house, ce. We have decided to co- filled while the remaining 59 that 45 accused have been arrested for leaking the Lok Rakshak
beat me and forced my father The Patel community in the village disrupted me out in the open and pro- were vacant as on October 31, Dal recruitment examination paper. The government was
Responding to a ques-
to shave off my moustache,” my wedding procession and assaulted our test against the atrocity.” 2019. A total of 28 IAS officers replying to a question from Talala MLA Bhaga Barad. TNN
tion from Congress MLA
said Parmar from Mota Ka- community members on May 12 this year. Now they Sarvaiya reiterated of the Gujarat cadre are cur- from Kaprada, Jitubhai
thodana village in Satlasna ta- have beaten another youth for sporting a that the SC community is rently on central deputation. Chaudhary, the govern- land is to be acquired from but only 537 hectares has
luka. He is currently admitted being targeted for not only In response to another qu-
moustache. It is matter of choice and a ment said that the land was 831 farmers from Valsad been acquired so far.
in Vadnagar Medical College moustaches but also for estion, the government infor-
right of an individual protected by the acquired from these far- and 128.38 hectares is to be A number of farmers
with injuries. wearing stylish shoes, med that of the total approved
Constitution mers for an aggregate sum acquired from 885 farmers from Valsad and Bharuch
“But I will grow my mous- choosing their life part- strength of 208 IPS officers, 161 of Rs 216 crore. The govern- from Bharuch. have made representations
tache again as it is a natural Jayesh Rathod | 27, KHAMBHISAR ners, and riding horses posts have been filed in the sta-
ment stated that land acqu- A government official against the land acquisi-
thing, unlike the castes which during their wedding pro- te while 47 posts are vacant isition process is still ong- said that 1,380 hectares of tion and have also launched
have been formed by human be- cessions. and 20 IPS officers are on cen- oing. land needs to be acquired an agitation against the
ings,” he said while still groan- I was beaten by Darbars in “This needs to stop as tral deputation. TNN In all 109.38 hectares of for the bullet train project project.
ing in pain. He was injured in Limbodara village of we have equal rights as the
his stomach and private parts Gandhinagar on September 25, so-called upper castes,” he
during the attack on Friday. 2016 for sporting a moustache. I said.
Mehsana police have arrested
all the seven persons accused in
the case. Ghanshyam Shah, a
sociologist and retired professor
had to leave the village as a
condition of compromise
between the Darbar and Dalit
Jitu Sarvaiya, Sarvaiy-
a’s cousin, said that the
movement to grow and
Disposed of, forwarded: Hardik seeks HC
permission to
SHRC’s standard responses enter Mehsana
community in the village. I have flaunt moustaches will be
from Jawaharlal Nehru Univer- grown an even bigger moustache pursued aggressively. “It
sity (JNU), said, “Things like is not anybody’s ancestral
than I used to have three years Ahmedabad: The Cong-
riding horses and sporting right to sport a mousta-
ago. It is matter of choice and my Ashish.Chauhan ress party leader Hardik Pa-
moustaches by Dalits are unac- che. We can do so if we like,
right tel on Monday approached
ceptable by upper castes, and
the movement countering upper Piyush Parmar | 26, PETHAPUR
we can wear what we fan- SOME RESPONSES the Gujarat high court for
cy, and eat whatever we Ahmedabad: On Interna- temporary relaxation in his
caste bias will happen.” VILLAGE IN GANDHINAGAR ➤ On May 13, 2015, SHRC officials learnt that 280kg of mangoes ripened
want,” Jitu said. tional Human Rights Day, ci- bail condition by permit-
by carbide were disposed of in Kalol, Gandhinagar. The commission
vil rights activists have focu- initiated suo motu proceedings and asked for a report ting him to enter Mehsana
HC issues notice to AMC over clerk recruitment sed attention on the dire ne- district between December
TIME S ed to improve the functio- ➤ On September 4, 2012, SHRC had taken suo motu cognizance (on the
15 and 24.
ning of the State Human basis of a newspaper report) of an incident in which the staff of a
Ahmedabad: The Gujarat high court has issued notice to the Ahmedabad Patel’s advocate submit-
Rights Commission (SHRC). nationalized bank in Gandhinagar had misbehaved with senior citizens
Municipal Corporation (AMC) after 54 clerks, working on contract basis, have filed ted before the court that he
petition and complained that they were not called for document verification during They alleged that the com- ➤ On July 24, 2015, SHRC took suo moto cognizance of a case of illegal is required to attend the
Ilk mining in which six vehicles were seized with minerals worth Rs 4.36 lakh
the recruitment for posts of clerks, head clerks and office superintendents. They had mission’s standard response Umiya Mata temple during
taken written examination last year, but the authorities did not consider their case to pleas dealing with viola- ➤ The commission went into action in the case of delay in passport a ritual and for this purpo-
and did not call for physical verification, whereas other candidates were called for tions is either “disposed of ” verification on January 22, 2015 se, the court may relax his
the same. They have objected to AMC’s rationale that since these clerks have been or “forwarded”. bail condition.
working on contract, they cannot be considered for the regular posts. TNN In September this year, a COPS HAVE THE POWER: AFFIDAVITS DEMANDED: Several The state government
Though the SHRC claims it petitioners said that affidavits were
INTEGRATING SOLUTIONS Mehsana activist, Kaushik
has its own investigation demanded from them when they filed
informed the court that it
Winter Institute in Parmar, had filed a petition needs to obtain the opinion

Digital Humanities with the SHRC seeking ac- team, it seems to depend pleas with the SHRC. In a case of caste of police as to whether Pa-
commences: About 40 tion against authorities of a on police even if discrimination, Kanti Parmar was told tel’s entry can jeopardize
scholars, postgraduate school in Malekpur village allegations are made to produce an affidavit in 15 days by the the law and order situation
students and of Kheralu taluka in Mehsa- against cops. In one such commission. This is contrary to the in Mehsana district. The HC
researchers in na. At the site, a child had di- petition, it was alleged that practices described on the SHRC asked the concerned officer
High Quality Safety Shoes... C&F AGENT humanities and social ed of electrocution when he some cops made a
Dalit youth lick their
website. “The commission may in its
discretion, accept
to remain present in court
,lroduct by Super Tannery Ltd) sciences participated in went to drink water. on Tuesday. TNN

Reputed Pharma Company. the fortnight-long The SHRC responded boots in January 3, 2018.
The SHRC sought an
telegraphic complaints and
complaints conveyed

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Digital Humanities at
Singh, Ahmedabad’s e-mail,” the building, if in violation
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IIT-Gandhinagar (IIT-Gn). tions made in the plea did
Harve y It is organized jointly by not seem “sensitive eno- police comm- website says. of CRZ norms
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ordered the Porbandar district
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plea was telephone number collector to pull down a
school met the same fate. multi-storied building near
Kanti Parmar, another disposed of of the commission
Chowpaty Road, if the builder
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EXODUS CASE: ‘GO ELSEWHERE’: In 2017, a petition was filed with fails to produce any Coastal

mission has blacklisted him Regulatory Zone (CRZ)
the SHRC seeking action on the exodus of Dalits in Akolali village in
SA U - O R I ' CO'.4F'I LANCE S< COV..P R 1- 1 II S'11C and did not provide informa-
Gir-Somanth district. According to the petitioner, 14 Dalit families clearance certificate.
tion of his 100-odd pleas sin- HC has ordered so in response
had left the village following violence from the so-called upper-caste
to a PIL pending before the high
community. The plea was disposed of by the SHRC, which told the
& RAINWATER CONSERVATI ON SHRC seeking details of ac- court for last four years.
petitioner to approach the department concerned

tion in connection with his Petitioner Salimbhai Surya had
other pleas. sought HC intervention after the
hel p +91 9825009787 J K Bhatt, a member of partment concerned has not Bhatt said. “But it ultimate- local authorities permitted New
ont +91 79 25601255/ 66 the SHRC, said that actions offered any redress and if the ly depends on the subjective Era Developers to continue the
vary from case to case. “Ac- allegations are made aga- satisfaction of the commis-
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construction allegedly without
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Lion nail parcel Rape survivor identifies arrested duo

blows lid off organ Remanded

Accused pretended ‘We confessed

In Police
smuggling racket TOI
Custody Till
to be cops
T o scare the minor couple
hanging out in Navlakhi
to our crime,
December 17 Compound, the accused
pretended to be cops. One of
seek forgiveness’
the accused took out his mobile
TIMES NEWS NETWORK phone and pretended to talk
with a senior cop. ‘Ji, saheb, Ji TIMES NEWS NETWORK
Vadodara: The 14-year-old saheb,”, he said a couple of
girl and her male friend iden- times and ensured that the Vadodara: “Saaheb, ame
tified both the men who had couple heard it. The duo was maani lidhu che ane maafi
allegedly raped her inside The two alleged rapists being produced in court on Monday also carrying sticks. TNN pan mangi lidhi che (Sir ,we
Navlakhi Ground on Novem- had confessed (to the crime)
ber 28. me. Their description exact- nally hails from Anand while was hanging out in the gro- and even apologized).” This
Kisan Mathasuriya and ly matched with what the mi- Jaso, a resident of Soma Ta- und. First they scared the confession was made by Kis-
Jasho Solanki, who were ar- nor girl had mentioned in her lav area, is from Jasdan talu- boy and then dragged the girl han Mathasuriya, one of the
rested by Ahmedabad crime complaint. The duo too ad- ka of Rajkot. in the dark corner of the gro- two persons arrested for alle-
branch on Sunday, were para- mitted to the crime.” The duo had shifted to the und. When the cops arrived gedly raping the 14-year-old Navlakhi Ground where the girl
ded in front of the magistrate The accused were bro- city about a year-and-half ago at the spot, the duo dragged girl, when they were presen- was raped on November 28
The nails of wild animals seized from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh and the rape survivor who ught to the city on Sunday and began selling balloons her further in the ground,” ted in the court for remand
immediately recognized evening and taken for the me- for a living. Kisan lived in a Gahlaut said. on Monday. ked all to maintain decorum
them. The 16-year-old boy, dical tests to SSG Hospital la- makeshift hutment by the ro- They traumatized the girl After hearing the argu- that the proceedings could
Payment made who was hanging te in the night. “We adside in Tarsali with his wi- for an hour and then disappe- ments of district govern- begin.
out with the girl, VADODARA have collected their fe and six kids. On the day of ared from the spot. The girl ment pleader and investiga- Once they were in the ac-
through VPP also identified semen and blood the crime, Kisan and Jasho, found her way out of the den- ting officer, the court asked cused’s box, the judge called
Rajkot: A single parcel of su-
spected lion nail received by a the duo. GANG RAPE sample apart from both good friends, travelled se vegetation after some ti- Mathasuriya and Jasho So- out their names and as the
n this entire racket, the
villager in Junagadh district
last week has exposed a massi-
I buyers and sellers don’t
meet and the trade is done
Addressing nails and hairs. The to Vishwamitri Bridge in an
reporters, police commissio- samples will be sent for fo- auto and then walked to Nav-
“We will now ascertain
lanki if they had anything to
say in response to police’s re-
cops removed their masks, la-
wyers and the general public
ve inter-state racket of online ner Anupam Singh Gahlaut rensic tests. Our team is now lakhi Ground from Rajmahal how the accused spent their quest for remand. While So- at the back even stood up on
only online. Moreover, the
sale of animal organs being said, “Both the accused desc- collecting all the necessary Road. days after committing the lanki only started blankly, chairs to catch their glimpse.
accused had developed a
carried out by people in Rajast- ribed the entire sequence of evidences,” Gahlaut added. “Their primary intention crime, their every activity Mathasuriya made the ad- Initially, both simply nodded
unique payment system. The
han and Uttar Pradesh. events that happened on the Police said that Kisan, was to loot someone. So they and if they were helped by so- mission, said government their heads when the judge
payment was accepted
The arrest of Sultanpur vil- day they committed the cri- who stayed in Tarsali origi- approached this couple that meone else,” Gahlaut said. pleader Anil Desai. asked them if they had to say
through postal department’s
lage resident Shamsher Singh Valuable Payment Post (VPP) Both were remanded to anything.
in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu dis- police custody till the eve- Later, the government
trict led to the raid by Mathura
forest department team at the
shop of one Kanhaiyalal Agar-
in which the receiver of the
parcel has to pay the amount
to the postman at the time of
receipt. The amount is sent to
A day before arrest, one of the accused ning of December 17 by in-
charge special Pocso judge H
G Pandya.
pleader Desai requested the
court for addition of section
376(DA) (punishment for
wal where huge stock of ani-
mal organs were found two da-
ys ago. The officials recovered
the sender by the postal
department. TNN created scene during VMC razing drive The accused were bro-
ught to the court amid unpre-
cedented security with the
gangrape on woman under 16
years of age), 376(2)(m) (com-
mit rape repeatedly on same
woman) of the Indian Penal
908 nails, many of the suspec- fans found in huge numbers child in tow. He is removed physically police deployment being do-
ted to be of lions, 818 sea fans, a are suspected to be smuggled by some personnel and the van leaves ne by early evening. Howe- Code and sections 6 and 8 of
type of coral and 1,255 organs from Gujarat’s coast.” Vadodara: When hundreds were cal- the place. As soon as the vehicle leaves, ver, hours before they were amended Protection of
of monitor lizards. Singh was “During primary interro- ling up with information regarding the man starts venting his ire in front of brought to the court, large Children from Sexual Offen-
the person who had sent the gation, Agarwal claimed that persons similar to the sketches of the the camera that is making the video. number of lawyers, law in- ces (POCSO) Act considering
lion nail parcel to Piyush Joshi he got all these organs from so- two accused in the three sets released When the man is speaking facing the terns and general public the seriousness of the crime.
in Bhanduri village of Maliya- me tribals, but we have to estab- by the city police, a Vadodara Munici- mobile or video camera, his face is seen crowded the courtroom to Assistant commissioner
Hatina taluka of Junagadh. Of- lish a big network,” Sheth ad- pal Corporation (VMC) demolition clearly. The face matches one of the two catch a glimpse of the rape of police D S Chauhan, who is
ficials said that Singh, who ar- ded. Rajendra Hooda, deputy and encroachment team seems to have accused seen in the sketches released accused. the investigating officer,
rested along with his father, conservator of forest, Jhunjhu- had mud in its eyes. The team had an by the city police. A VMC official said The moment Mahasuriya then requested for the custo-
had purchased the nails from nu, who tipped off Mathura co- encounter with one of the accused that the similarity struck the only and Solanki were brought in dy for 14 days. Chauhan told
Agarwal. unterparts said, “Over 1,000 or- who created quite a scene in front of when they saw the clothes of the accu- with their hands cuffed and the court that the duo has to
Gujarat forest officials gans found during the raid co- the officials on Friday, a day before he sed and the address where he used to faces hooded. more people be taken to BJ Medical Colle-
strongly suspect that the sea uld have been smuggled from was arrested by Ahmedabad crime stay in the news on Sunday. jostled with each other to get ge Ahmedabad for further
fans or soft corals and organs of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar branch. Fears that he was the accused came inside the courtroom. It was medical tests and the re-
monitor lizard were smuggled Pradesh. The fake lion nails are The demolition squad was in for a Grab of the video showing an alleged rape true on Monday when the black masks only after the judge and some construction of the crime al-
from Gujarat. After this massi- for show but we believe that the- major surprise on Sunday when they accused opposing the encroachment drive covering their faces were eventually re- advocates intervened and as- so has to be done.
ve recovery of organs, The re is bigger nexus involved in saw the clothes of one of the accused moved when they were being brought
Wildlife Crime Control Bu- sale of original nails behind duo in the news. The clothes were iden- the VMC team seized some items of the out of the court. One of the accused Kis-
reau, which has the power to in- the fake nails.” A team from tical to those of the the man whom they family. This included some material han Mathasuriya was the same person Duo remained handcuffed
vestigate inter-state crimes, Gujarat forest department has had engaged in argument in Tarsali on like balloons and toys that the accused’s who the encroachment team had met on onsidering the gravity of the crime and the prevailing
has been alerted.
Talking to TOI, assistant
reached Rajasthan to interro-
gate Singh and secure his
Friday evening. The team was also ac-
companied by personnel of the State
family used to sell on the roadside. The
accused is visibly disturbed at the ma-
Friday evening in Tarsali.
“We saw him when there was chaos
C situation in the courtroom, the police requested the court if
the two accused remain handcuffed in the courtroom. The court
conservator of forest, Mathu- transit remand for detailed in- Reserve Police (SRP). terial being taken away and was plea- and a lot of disturbance in the area to re- granted the approval. Usually, when the cops bring an accused
ra, Hemant Sheth said, “Not all terrogation. A senior officer of The video of Friday’s incident star- ding to the VMC team to release it. move the encroachments there. Even to the court, they remove his handcuffs outside the courtroom,
nails being sold as lion nails Junagadh forest department ted doing the rounds on social media. The video shows the man carrying a others who stay in the area and street but on Monday, Solanki and Mathasuriya’s handcuffs were not
can be fake. We have sent them said, “It is more important to The man staying on the roadside child and pleading to the VMC staffers. vendors working nearby could not re- removed.
for laboratory testing. The sea break this nexus of organ sale.” with his family was disturbed when He then sits in front of the van with a cognise him,” said the official.

Man-eater leopard still out of reach of forest dept Missing boys return Inspector dies in office
due to sudden illness
around Munjiyasar has been we went to drink water. We saw home after Mumbai trip Vadodara: HM Gamit, circle police
cordoned off by the forest te- the leopard running in the cot- TIMES NEWS NETWORK inspector of Savli, died in his office on
Rajkot: The man-eater leo- am. ton field near by,” said Rudra Monday morning after he suddenly fell ill.
pard that has terrorized villa- On Monday, forest officials Khadiya, a student. Surat: The three kids, who went missing from Udhna Gamit, 57, collapsed in his chair minutes
ges of Amreli district’s Bagasa- got information that the leo- Priyanka Gehlot, deputy area of the city a day earlier, returned home after their before he was to start the morning parade of
ra taluka continued to evade fo- pard was sighted near Motisar conservator of forest, Amreli, ‘excursion’ to Mumbai on Monday. The kids had ventu- the staff. The staff members noticed that he
rest department team, which lake in Lundhiya. However, it told TOI: "We are hopeful of red out of their houses with Rs50 in their pockets, thin- had become unconscious and rushed him to
has mounted Herculean efforts was not caught. As many as 30 getting the leopard's location king of having good time in Mumbai. However, they re- a government hospital in Savli where he was
to cage or shoot it. cages have been placed to cap- by tonight."Amreli collector alized it would be risky to be there without money and declared dead before admission. TNN
The big cat is playing hide ture the big cat. has also issued a notification decided to return to the city. The kids went to Mumbai
and seek with the team of near- Again, in the noon, some asking people in Bagasara talu- in Saurashtra Mail and returned in Avadh Express. Ini-
ly 150 people who have fanned schoolchildren in the village ka not to venture out from 6pm tially, they made up a story that they were taken by a
out in the areas near Munjiya- informed teachers that they to 6am and not to sleep in the man but during detailed questioning by police, they re- Indian Institute of Management
sar village where four people had spotted the leopard, for- open. vealed the truth. Bodh Gaya
were attacked in four days. Foresters armed with guns and pistols are having a tough time cing the forest team to cordon People have been asked not Dhurv Manish Kumakiya, 12, was good friends with m.dtes pppl natlons `or
Two of them succumbed to the off the building. The doors and to leave their home after 7pm in brothers Satyam Ramkishan Rai, 7, and Shivam, 6, Doctoral Programme (Ph.D.) 2020
injuries. On Monday, the leopard sar where the leopard had torn windows of the school were few villages near Munjiyasar. They went missing from their houses in Udhna at aro- To appl y online and for more information , visit:
Foresters armed with guns was spotted at two places near apart the abdomen on a farmer shut and some of the parents The joint team of forest depart- und 11am on Sunday. They were captured by a CCTV ca- http ://
and pistols are having a tough Lundhiya village, where it had last week. also rushed there out of panic. ment, police and revenue de- mera leaving their housing society on a bicycle which Last date to apply:
time, rushing from one place to brutally attacked a woman While assembly of more The children were allowed to partment is working to capture was later found by police in the slums behind Udhna po- Mar. 10, 2020 (11:59 pm IST)
another, on getting informa- while being chased by the fo- than four persons has been pro- leave the school only after clea- or shoot the leopard while dro- lice station. They had asked a woman to keep their bicy- Email: phdadmission
tion about the leopard sighting rest team on Sunday. Lundhiya hibited between 3pm to 5am in rance from the forest officials. ne cameras are also used to cle for Rs50. The children told her they will return with
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1,047 scientists & scholars write In northeast, anti-CAB protests

open letter, seek CAB withdrawal

New Delhi: 1,047 scientists

“We call for the
the country,” reads the letter.
Citing the provisions in the
erupt as region braces for bandh AP
and scholars from India and constitution, the signatories Guwahati/Kolkata: Forbidding
abroad have signed an open let-
ter condemning the Citizen-
withdrawal of this
bill and as its
state, “We note that article 14 of
the Indian constitution pro-
clouds of anger and apprehension
gathered over northeastern states on
Aasu draws
ship Amendment Bill (CAB)
on Monday, while also asking
request for
hibits the State from denying
to any person equality before
Monday, a day ahead of the shutdown
called by NESO, an umbrella organisa-
tion of students in the restive region,
Mughal invasion
for its “immediate withdraw- the law or the equal protection
The signatories include di-
legislation that will
of the laws within the territo-
ry of India. While it is the job of
despite Home Minister Amit Shah's
painstaking efforts to allay their fears.
parallel with CAB
rectors of major research in- legal experts to determine Assam and Tripura, two of the
address the eight states that comprise the region
stitutions: Rajesh Gopakumar whether this draft bill violates Guwahati: The All Assam Stu-
of International Centre for concerns of the letter of the constitution, it which shares international bounda-
dents Union (Aasu) on Monday li-
Theoretical Sciences, Sandip refugees” seems certain to us that it vio- ries with China, Bangladesh, Myan-
kened the tabling of CAB in the Lok
Trivedi of Tata Institute of shrined in our constitution, is lates its spirit.” mar and Bhutan, smouldered with
Sabha to the Mughal invasion of As-
Fundamental Research, Ra- that of a country that aspires The letter ends with an ap- protests breaking out despite Shah's
sam in the 17th century, saying it
mon Magsaysay Award recip- to treat people of all faiths peal to withdraw the bill in its claim that the Bill is not against Mus-
was as much an assault on the
ient Sandeep Pandey and SS equally. The use of religion as a current form. “We call for the lims but infiltrators.
state’s social fabric as it was a wilful
Bhatnagar awardee Atish Dab- criterion…would be inconsis- immediate withdrawal of this The 48-hour Assam bandh called
ignorance of what the northeast
holkar. Some other signatories tent with the basic structure of bill and as its replacement, re- by the All Moran Students' Union
are Rukmini Bhaya Nair, Zoya the constitution. We fear, in quest for appropriate legisla- (AMSU) to protest against the Citizen-
“Defying all democratic pro-
Hasan, Harbans Mukhia. particular, that the careful ex- tion that will address the con- ship (Amendment) Bill and seek
tests, the government has tabled
“The idea of India that clusion of Muslims from the cerns of refugees and minori- Scheduled Tribe status for six commu-
CAB. This shows that Delhi has no
emerged from the independ- ambit of the Bill will greatly ties in a non-discriminatory nities affected normal life in several
respect for any democratic move-
ence movement, and as en- strain the pluralistic fabric of manner,” it concludes. parts of the state on Monday.
ment in the northeast. The people of
Hundreds of men, women and
Assam must give a befitting reply,”
children poured into streets of Lak-
Aasu general secretary Lurinjyoti

TIMES in ter :
himpur, Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Dibru-
Gogoi said.
garh, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Majuli, Mori- A tribal woman carries a child as she participates in a torchlight procession to
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While the state BJP leadership
gaon, Bongaigaon, Udalguri, Kokraj- protest against CAB in Guwahati on Monday
copped most of the blame for the bill
har and Baksa districts soon after the
reaching Parliament, NDA ally
bandh began at 5 am, burning discard- Assam appeared cleaved over ethnic raphy. Protests against CAB were also
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AGP was a divided house over its
ed tyres and blocking highways. and linguistic identities, with people held in Tripura capital Agartala and
“silent” support to the proposed

Police wielded batons in Dibru- in Bengali dominated Barak valley parts of West Bengal.
legislation. AGP’s Rajya Sabha
garh and Guwahati to break up pro- districts of Cachar, Karimganj and In Assam, deeply divided over

9278812222 k
member and former Union minis-
tests and some state-run long-distance Hailakandi as also the hill districts of NRC exercise that seeks to weed out il-
ter Birendra Prasad Baishya stood
buses plied under police protection. Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao going legal immigrants, the CAB is facing
up against his party’s decision and
Foreign and domestic tourists in about their lives normally. stiff resistance as people feel it will
suggested he would vote against the
Kaziranga National Park were strand- Protesters took out 'funeral proces- nullify the provisions of the Assam ac-
bill. While Baishya’s rebellion and
ed due to the bandh. There was no pub- sions' of Assam Chief Minister Sarba- cord of 1985, which fixed March 24,
the growing demand for party pres-
lic transport available to take them to nanda Sonowal for his alleged failure 1971, as the cut-off date for deportation

ident Atul Bora’s resignation are
A l e a d i n g Mining and Guwahati where they could board to oppose the CAB, which people in of illegal immigrants irrespective of
Minerals company, with its
threatening to split the party down
flights and trains to home. northeastern states apprehend will religion.
operations in South America , the middle, AGP workers are com-
Africa, Middle-East , and India Most markets and financial insti- take away their distinct identity, cul- The cut-off date for citizenship un-
ing out in support of Aasu.
is currently looking out for tutions in these places were closed, but ture, and change the region's demog- der CAB is December 31, 2014. PTI
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en citizenship and these legislations were of the country as it was part of the BJP mani- voting rights for 25
done on the basis of reasonable classification festo in 2014 as well as 2019 Lok Sabha elec- years. It said since the
of Article 14, which is being done now for peo- tions.” CAB has left out
ple who migrated due to persecution on basis Justifying the legislation, Shah referred to north-eastern states,
of religion,” the minister said. the Afghanistan border and said the country the government should
Shah argued that the bill was not against shared 106 km of border with India, which was spell out in which
Muslims or minorities and it did not mention questioned by some opposition MPs. “Main states would the
them even once. He also asked the opposition desh ke bhoogol ko janta hoon... main yahin refugees getting
MPs to listen to him and not stage a walkout ka rehne wala hoon (I belong to this country citizenship be settled.
1 while he answered their questions. and know its geography well),” Shah said and Sena’s Vinayak Raut
The “readiness” to persuade the other side added it was ironic that the opposition didn’t supported the bill. TNN
notwithstanding, it was yet another aggres- count PoK as part of India.

Bill battle plays out online,

PEARL becomes top Twitter trend With profound grief and sorrow we regret the
sudden demise of our beloved father,
Shri Vinay Kumar Nangia on 8.12 .19 .
TIMES NEWS NETWORK Abhishek Singhvi tweeted: “Cong oppos-
/ BESNA/Shok Sabha will be held on
es #CAB tooth & nail in present form because
New Delhi: CAB dominated online dis- its (sic) against constitution designed by the 10.12.19 (Tuesday ) Time : 8 am to 10 am.
course on Monday, with netizens both sup- visionaries of a modern and plural society
porting and slamming the bill. The top trend making India of Mahatma Gandhi different
remained #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019 from our next door extremist neighbours.” Mourned by :
with nearly 1.3 lakh tweets. #IndiaReject- Some BJP members like Ram Madhav Rakhi Rehani Or Reema Raval Siddhartha Nangia
sCAB (39k), #IndiaWithCAB (15k) and #Vo- justified the bill. “CAB is not about excluding
Sandeep Rehani Or Manish Raval Mansi Nangia
teAgainstCAB also trended during the day. anybody; it is about INCLUDING refugees
Social scientist Pratap Bhanu Mehta post- from Pak-Af n B’desh, victims of religious Grandchildren : Pratham, Aaryan,Deeya, Kaavya & Taarush
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CAB India takes a giant step to officially con- tizenship in 1951first; doing it again now bcoz
vert a constitutional democracy into a (sic) many had come in last 7 decades n living here
unconstitutional ethnocracy.” for decades without citizenship,” he wrote. To pay tributes, log on to http ://
Illegal arms:
Bill for stricter
penalty cleared
Govt may soon allow road trains HC upholds Gawli’s life term
for Sena corporator murder
Move May Bring Down Logistics Costs; Transporters To Ply On Select Routes
Supreme Court.”
The HC bench of Justices B
New Delhi: A bill providing a Getty Images Mumbai: The Bombay high co- P Dharmadhikari and Swapna
maximum punishment of life If introduced, as proposed reducing the urt on Monday upheld the life Joshi dismissed all appeals aga-
imprisonment for manufactur- height to 3 metres from the sentence handed to gangster inst the conviction of Gawli and
ing and carrying illegal arms New Delhi: The govern-
planned by the current 3.8 metres. Arun Gawli for the murder of his co-accused, but cleared the
was approved by the Lok Sabha ment has decided to allow Centre, one road “The dimensions, par- Shiv Sena cor- four assailants under MCOCA.
on Monday. introduction of “road train can replace at ticularly the height of the porator Kamla- The HC concluded that “invol-
Piloted by home minister trains” on select routes least three trucks trucks has been specifical- kar Jamsande- vement of Arun Gawli in the
Amit Shah, the Arms (Amend- and between identified ly proposed to be amended kar in March murder of Kamalakar Jamsan-
ment) Bill, 2019 also ensures points to encourage multi- and would prove to encourage container- 2007. The ruling dekar has been proved beyond
that those using firearms in a container transport on the beneficial for ised transport. The new came in respon- reasonable doubt” and the “fact
rash or negligent manner in road in its bid to reduce lo- movement of norm would be 4 metres se to a bunch of that he is leader of an organised
celebratory gunfire, endanger- gistics cost. This mode of and similarly, the height of appeals filed in 2012. A special crime syndicate and party to
ing human life or personal safe- transporting freight is
freight in India the buses will be increased trial court had convicted Gawli continuous unlawful activity
ty of others, shall be punisha- popular in countries in- The NHAI has also been tasked to take up building “economic corri- hubs to destinations,” said to 4 metres except in the and 11others for murder and un- stands established”. Acquitting
ble with an imprisonment to cluding Australia, United dors” on priority, which would connect major manufacturing hubs an official. case of airport passenger der the dreaded state law aga- hired hitmen Vijay Giri, A S Ja-
two years or with fine which States and in Europe to He added that while bus. These are in line with inst organised crime, MCOCA, iswar, Narendra Giri and Anil
may extend to move huge quantity of car- comes at a time when the notification, the length of road trains in other coun- global standards. In the in August 2012, and he’s been be- Giri under MCOCA, the HC
Rs 1lakh or with both. go. Centre is putting more fo- road trains will be 25 tries are long, the trans- case of buses that ply on hind bars since his arrest in held that it wasn’t proved that
The Bill was passed by the Road trains consist of a cus on building 2,500 km of metres and there will be a port ministry has put the long routes, the length 2008. After the verdict, Gawli’s they kn ew that the victim was a
Lower House after rejecting conventional prime mover greenfield expressways limit of three trailers be- limit on length consider- would be increased to 13.5 advocate Ganesh Gole told TOI: “rival corporator’’ or that they
several amendments moved by — truck — pulling two or like the Delhi-Mumbai cor- ing pulled by a truck. “This ing Indian traffic condi- metres from the current 12 “We will study the judgment were “eliminating Kamalakar
Opposition members. Replying more trailers. One road ridor and even state gov- will meet our requirement tions even on expressways. metres,” said an official. and certainly go in appeal to the on behalf of Arun Gawli”.
to a debate, Shah said the bill train in India can replace ernments are construct- as we start developing The transport ministry This will increase 2-4
has also proposed changes seats.
has been brought as a require-
ment to significantly impose
at least three trucks and is
expected to prove benefi-
ing more such roads.
The NHAI has also been
more logistic hubs along
the major road corridors. in the dimensions of other In another move, the GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
weapons control in the country. cial for movement of tasked to take up building While the road rail can vehicles including buses height of double-decker MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Under the proposed provision, freight. “economic corridors” on move bulk cargo from one and small trucks. Consid- and sleeper coach buses FOOD & PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION
ering that smaller or mini- would also be increased to
a person can have a maximum The transport minis- priority, which would con- point to other, normal or
of two firearms, as against the try’s draft rule specifying nect major manufacturing smaller vehicles can be trucks topple in some 4 metres, which will give
present norm of three, the the length, height and hubs. used to transport cargo cases because of faulty more space to the passen- Corrigendum regarding filing up of six posts of Member
home minister said. PTI width for road trains According to the draft from the major logistics height, the ministry has gers for a comfortable ride. (both judicial and non-judicial) in the National Consumer Disputes
Redressal Commission (National Commission), New Delhi
Reference is invited to this Ministry 's vacancy circular dated 18 ,07.2019

India: Futile to state new Indo-French

patrolling in
India, Oz 2+2 talks to focus on defence ties
New Delhi: India and Australia on Monday held the third edition
of India-Australia Foreign and Defence Secretaries’ Dialogue
(2+2) here. Both countries agreed to further enhance defence
inviting applications for filling up of six posts of Member (both Judicial &
Non-Judicial) in the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission
(NCDRC), New Delhi, In this context , a corrigendum dated 04.12.2019 has
been issued inviting additional fresh applications for the posts of Member

climate targets in 2020

by 24/ 12/ 2019 , under the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act , 1986
Indian Ocean and security cooperation to ensure peace and prosperity in the in the light of the Hon'ble Supreme Court judgment dated 13/11/2019 , in
Indo-Pacific and sought to prepare the ground for Australian PM Civil Appeal No. 8588 of 2019 . Those who have applied earlier in response
to start soon Scott Morrison’s visit to India next month. TNN to the vacancy circular dated 18/07/2019 need not apply again . The details
can be seen on the website of the Department of Consumer Affairs
‘Rich Nations dekar said, signalling India’s
tough stance in its ‘country
sponsibility. The KP parties
(countries) must take up their TIMES NEWS NETWORK

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sion of the United States, the
biggest historical emitter and
France will soon launch a
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ICAR-National Academy of
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under the Paris Agreement as second biggest (15%) current sion in the Indian Ocean
emitter, to keep itself out of
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reservation of wards for women candidates as per rules
Madrid: UN secretary-gene-
ral Antonio Guterres may ha-
TOI in the Paris Agreement has alre-
ady made the ‘new ambition’
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ve urged nations to enhance
their climate action targets in
MADRID move weak. Since India acco-
unts for 7% of the global emis-
on Monday.
The navies from the two Ahmedabad Cantonment on 18.12-2019 (Wednesday)
Jointly announce admissions for
2020 and present a ‘carbon ne-
utrality’ strategy for 2050, but
this global deal would only co-
me up for implementation
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Manipulation is
You don’t know who’s

bad, even for a $2,659 Three-year-old Lucy, a resident of Las

Vegas, shoved her doll’s tiny pink shoes
up her nostrils. Her mother pulled out one with tweezers,

good purpose and a doctor at a nearby urgent care centre pulled out the

having sex with ‘you’

other with forceps “in less than a second”. It charged Lucy’s
parents almost Rs 2 lakh for this.

o be called manipulative is no compli- Source: NPR
ment. While it suggests you can influ-
ence people’s behaviour, it is consid-
ered immoral. That’s odd because we ad-
How Facebook keeps terrorist
mire persuasive people, and manipulation
is a type of persuasion, isn’t it? Now, Anyone Can Create Your 3D Avatar With A Few Good Photographs videos out of your newsfeed
Robert Noggle, professor of philosophy The Christchurch mosque massacre in March livestreamed on Facebook
at Central Michigan University, answers
the question in an Aeon essay. The short
And Import It Into A Virtual Reality Program Designed For Fantasy Sex for 17 minutes. Within hours, 1.5 million videos containing footage of
Getty Images
the attack were circulating on the platform. Eight months on, Facebook

answer is: no, manipulation is not persua- evenge porn isn’t the only animation, or imported into a vir-
sion even when they achieve the same end. thing you need to worry tual reality program for ‘sex’. With claims it roots out 98% of terrorist videos and photos automatically in
Manipulation is immoral because it “de- about after a breakup. a VR headset and a connected sex no time. Here’s how its artificial intelligence-based system works...
liberately hampers a person’s ability to Regardless of whether toy a user can make the avatar
make the right decision...” you ever posed in the buff stimulate them in any way they Software scans every uploaded image and labels all the
When you manipulate someone, you for your ex, they can now create 3D like. Paying users of the software
influence them Getty Images
pornographic videos of you, have not only get options to customise objects in it, stating how confident it is about each label
to believe in sex with your 3D avatar in virtual the subject’s hair and clothing but
something that reality (VR), and sell it to others as also “manually undress models by clock 97%
yo u k n ow i s well, a Motherboard investigation pulling the clothes off with your microwave 97%
false, or wrong. has found. in-game hands.”
You are mislead- Women make up almost the Group members have no qualms
ing them. So, the entirety of targets and, experts about abusing real people in this
way. One writes: “My biggest wish potted plant 92%
difference be- say, the experience of seeing
tween manipu- themselves in such ‘nonconsen- for the future is to get even (more)
lation and per- sual porn’ can be as traumatic as photo-realistic girls! Better hair person 100%
potted plant 94%
suasion comes sexual assault, but stopping the creation, better clothes, shaders... person 100%
down to your spread of these videos is practi- there are still a lot of things to
intent. Consider cally impossible because of the make it even better!” Another: “It’s
an example: cost involved and the fact that our world and freedom, they can’t bottle 100%
Your friend’s they are circulated in secretive stop us from jacking off, nobody bowl 99%
boyfriend loves online communities. can, they can merely choose ex-
her loyally but The technology to cre- treme privacy.” Some sound philo- dining table 95%
beats her. One ate such videos is not EASY PREY: Actor Natalie sophical in their defence, for exam-
day, she decides new, but it has become Portman is among the ple: “I also created an ex-gf, just to
she’s had cheap, widely available dozens of celebrity women be able to sit across the table from
enough and and easy to use only now. whose 3D avatar is in them one more time. Personally, I
leaves him, but And while it does not cre- circulation online. Stars see it as nothing more than creat-
a few weeks lat- ate lifelike videos yet, the are easy prey for 3D porn ing clay busts, or notebook sketch-
er she tells you article says it is improv- creators because their es of fond memories and faces.” Each censored visual is named
she misses him ing rapidly and will soon high-quality photos are Because their photographs are with a unique string of numbers
and wants to go STRING THEORY: When you
back. If you re- manipulate someone, you
mind her of all control them with lies
the abuse she
be able to create ‘photore- available on the internet
alistic’ 3D models at a
blank expression and flat
lighting for a few photos and
click. Already, software to automate the then import them into VaM.”
process of creating 3D avatars from pho- VaM (Virt-A-Mate) is one of the pro-
publicly available in abundance, celeb-
rity women are the easiest targets of
such porn. Motherboard mentions rec-
ognisable avatars of Emilia Clarke, Na-
X # called a hash. If copies of the
visual are posted, the system
detects and deletes them
has borne, and convince her to forget him, tographs is available. grams used for creating adult virtual talie Portman, Emma Watson and Nicki Visuals that violate
you have been persuasive. But if you tell All it takes to create a 3D model of a reality games and simulations. Once a 3D Minaj, among the dozens of 3D models Facebook policies
her he’s been cheating on her (a lie), you person is one high-quality photograph. model of the subject’s face is ready, porn it saw online. To avoid legal action, the are removed
have used manipulation to change her The process is easier and the result bet- creators download models of breasts, celebrity avatars are saved under other automatically. If
names and their real photos are not used.
The hashes are shared with other
mind. The outcome is good, but you ter if several good close-up shots are hair, etc, to complete their fantasy figure. the software isn’t
achieved it by misleading her. available. The article quotes one member The final 3D model can be bent into any Some male celebrities’ avatars were also social media companies so that they
confident about
telling his online group: “From now on, posture and made to perform any act, online, including those of Joaquin Phoe- too can remove violent content
For more: Aeon what it is seeing, it
we need to make sure we ask girlfriends defying all laws of the land and physics. nix and Chris Pratt. marks the visual to
to pose a few different angles with a It can be turned into a pornographic For more: Motherboard a human reviewer
Big question for future cars: Whom to kill? 16% While software has
become very good
at catching gory visuals, it
Even now, 84% of bullying and
harassment cases are vetted by
human reviewers
J apan is known for creating new
struggles with verbal abuse

technologies, yet the Japanese prize elf-driving cars will, hopefully, disciplined countries. Countries with Sources: MIT Technology Review & Time

film cameras, audio cassettes and other reduce accidents but their devel- high levels of inequality prioritised the
opers still need to decide who gets well-off over poor, presumably because
‘retro’ things. Why this seeming
contradiction? Akira Takamasu, vice
hurt when an accident is inevitable.
Say, a self-driving car is hurtling to-
the participants were well-off them-
selves. The Japanese gave maximum
Divorce usually makes
president of Kansai University
and professor of
wards pedestrians crossing a street. If importance to saving pedestrians while men richer, women poorer
it swerves, it will hit a concrete crash the Chinese prioritised car passengers.
sociology, thinks barrier. What should it do—kill the Ironically, in surveys, most people Celebrity divorce settlements might give
it’s because of pedestrians or its passengers? say they want autonomous cars to pro- you the impression that divorce is always
Japan’s long It’s a new take on the old ‘trolley tect pedestrians, but they are not keen a jackpot for women, but the reality is
economic problem’ that ethicists have grappled on buying such cars themselves. Pic- different. Research in the UK shows:
stagnation. with for years. Five years ago, re- ture two cars from rival companies,
searchers at the MIT Media Lab one of which has a track record of
“If social mobility
hasn’t improved for 25 years—
started an online experiment called
‘Moral Machine’ to see what people
saving pedestrians in 80% of cases,
and the other is known to protect its
Women saw
which is more than half of a worker’s wanted autonomous cars to do just GO STRAIGHT OR SWERVE: A screen grab from the passengers. Which will sell more? But men’s
career—then buying into trends before an accident. MIT Moral Machine survey These findings have made vehicle their income fall income rose MacKenzie Bezos is the
becomes more expensive. Perhaps By late last year, they had received developers’ task very complicated. A by about a fifth, by about a world’s 25th richest person
going back to old retro habits reflects a about 40 million responses from almost man lives, old people can be sacrificed for universally-acceptable emergency reaction post-divorce third with a fortune of $35 billion
Japanese attitude that embraces the every country in the world. Analysis of the young, and a car should react in a way for future cars seems impossible. What will after her divorce with Amazon
the data showed different countries had that saves the most lives. cars out on a world tour do? Perhaps, they About 27% of divorced chief Jeff Bezos early this year,
other side of stagnation,” he tells the
BBC (What Japan’s Love of Nostalgia
Says About Its Economy).
different ‘ethical priorities’. Overall, But the differences were too many. Jay-
there was agreement on three broad walkers had people’s sympathy in disor-
points: pets can be sacrificed to save hu- derly countries like Pakistan, but not in
will need automatic behavioural updates
every time they cross a border.
For more: MIT Technology Review
3x women ended up in
poverty—three times
more than divorced men
but for most women divorce
is a bitter deal, financially
Source: The Guardian


Why wedding bells turn Sexting is about more than just sex Tinder may not be very
good for finding a partner
into wedding blues W
hile most people think that sex
chatting is only done for that
one reason, a new study sug-
gests that two-thirds of people who sext
alent. Using data gathered online from
160 participants, ranging in age from 18-
69, they performed a latent class analysis
measuring sexting motivations, relation-
non-sexual — in return,” Cox added.
Also surprising to the researchers
was there were no significant differences
in motivation based on sexual orienta-
An analysis of the dating app has found that most
people don’t meet up with others through the app
and the chances of meeting someone interested in
Alix Strauss “In 2016 we looked at 28 women, do so for non-sexual reasons. ship attachments and sexual behaviours. tion, gender or age. a long-term relationship are relatively low. People
half of whom said they felt sad or let In an analysis of the reasons people To their surprise, they discovered “As it is becoming a more accepted reported that, on average, they had been matched

t was after midnight when Kaitlin down after their wedding,” Stafford engage in sexting with their relationship three nearly equal clusters, sug- method of communicating one’s sexual to more than 100 people during their time using the
Chad Moss, her new husband, Jer- said. Last year they interviewed 158 partner, assistant professor Joseph M. gesting no motivation is more desires, we wanted to highlight how app. But only about half of the 269 participants said
emy Moss, and a handful of wed- women. 12% of the women in the sec- Currin and doctoral student Kassidy common than another. adults utilize this behaviour in their re- they had ever actually met a match in person. Only
ding guests lingered as long as they ond study expressed feelings of depres- Cox confirmed that some people use “It was intriguing that two- lationships,” Currin added. “This tells about 25% of participants said they had used the
could before they were politely in- sion after being wedded. sexting as foreplay for sexual behav- thirds of the individuals who us that sexting among adults is an evolu- app to meet someone interested in a long-term
formed that the celebration was over “These women were the center of iours, later on, some sext for the engaged in sexting did so for tion of how we have communicated our relationship, New Scientist reports. Tinder didn’t
and it was time to go home. attention, and planning a wedding relationship reassurance they non-sexual purposes,” Cox sexual desires to our partners in the past. respond to New Scientist’s request for comment.
“That’s when it hit me,” said takes up so much of your time, it would receive from their partner. said. “This may actually be People used to write love poems and
Kaitlin Moss. “I’m never going to have be weird to not feel some kind of let- Some sext their partner as demonstrating some indi- steamy letters, then when photography
everyone I love in one room like this down,” Stafford said. “We also found a favour, with the expectation viduals engage in sexting, became more commonplace, couples THIS IS THE WORLD’S MOST
again. I felt sad, and it didn’t go away.” there was more focus on the wedding the favour will be returned but would prefer not to, used to take boudoir photos for each EXPENSIVE CHRISTMAS TREE
Kaitlin Moss broke down that night than on the marriage. There was un- later in a non-sexual way but do so as a means to other,” continued Currin.
Debbie Wingham/SWNS

in front of her girlfriends. “I wish certainty about their goals, their role (such as a dinner date) ana- either gain affirmation Currin and Cox noted that their re-
NYT/ Anna Godeassi as a wife, their relation- lysed new research from the about their relationship, search focused on sexting between part-
ship and partner choice.” the Texas Tech University relieve anxiety or get ners in consensual relationships only.
Brittny Drye, 34, who Department of Psycho- something tangible — “As with any sexual behaviour, it is
got married in 2015 and is logical Sciences. important and necessary to have con-
the founder and the editor- When they began MORE THAN PHYSICAL: sent to engage in sexting,” Currin said.
in-chief of Love Inc. maga- the research, Currin Jennifer Lopez’s fiance “Individuals who send unsolicited sext
zine, felt confused by her and Cox were curi- Alex Rodriguez was messages — such as images of their
reaction. “I was very down ous to see if one of caught sexting a British genitalia — are not actually engaging in
and felt bad for six months. these motivations playboy model weeks sexting; they are sexually harassing the
I just got married, why am was the most prev- before he proposed recipient.” ANI
I not on Cloud 9?”
There are many rea- A British artist’s extravagant Christmas tree
sons behind the emotional
crash. For some, it’s re-
turning to everyday life.
Can’t make decisions? Maybe it’s FOBO Getty Images
is believed to be the most expensive one in
the world, at a staggering £12 million (Rs 11
crore). It has been decorated with trinkets

AFTER THE BIG DAY: Many feel sad after their wedding For others, it’s the elimi- here should you order dinner new. “These feelings are biologically part handcrafted from upcycled jewellery, emu
because after all the anticipation and planning nation of planning and from tonight? What do your or- of who we are. I call it the biology of want- and ostrich eggs, and designer fabrics from
they’re forced to return to everyday life anticipating such a big der? And what on earth will you ing the best. Our ancestors a million years some of the world’s top fashion houses.
celebration or the loss of watch on TV while you eat? Many of us ago were programmed to wait for the best Nutcrackers encrusted with blue sapphires
someone had warned me that this was looking forward to that cultural, life- have trouble making small decisions and because it meant they were more likely to and diamonds are among the ornaments
something you could feel. Why is no altering event. Then there’s the dimin- now, there’s a new acronym that explains succeed,” he told The Guardian. hanging from the tree’s branches inside the
one talking about this?” said Kaitlin ished attention, social letdown and this phenomenon. However, the internet has accelerated Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Marbella, Spain.
Moss, who lives in Denver. the pressures that come with your Indecision when it comes to small de- the ubiquity of this social phenomenon. Ostrich eggs were painted with gold leaf and
Thomas Meehan, 28, a government new life and spouse. cisions full of desirable options is rooted “Go on Amazon to buy a pair of white the entire tree glitters with 3,000 Swarovski
relations liaison officer, who married Elizabeth Sloan, a licensed profes- in Fobo — fear of better options. Coined shoelaces and you have in excess of 200 crystals, reports Daily Mirror
his husband last New Year’s Eve, posed sional counselor, said,“It’s easy to look by Patrick McGinniss, the US venture choices, whereas 50 years ago you would
the same question to his friends. “I had at your gains: a wedding, a spouse and capitalist who is best known for coming go to Woolworths and choose between
six months of intensive planning, and new life. But there are also losses: the up with Fomo or fear of missing out, it FEAR OF BETTER OPTIONS: After Fomo, three,” said McGinnis. “The other factor Google Maps plans to show well-lit
after our wedding was over there was life you used to have. And when we feel covers everything from choosing what there’s now Fobo, which explains why is that Fobo is driven by narcissism, be- paths for night safety: To help you walk
this void. I felt alone,” he said. loss, there’s sadness.” your coffee order should be to more sig- we struggle to make decisions cause you’re putting your own interests home safely, Google Maps is reportedly planning
Post-wedding sadness is not un- Drye was easily angered and on nificant ones like whether to accept a job well before anybody else’s.” on adding a new feature to highlight brightly lit
common. Laura Stafford, a professor edge after the wedding. “My new offer. It’s the availability of a variety of “I bail at the last minute, all the time” Fobo isn’t limited to individuals either, streets, according to an ANI report. As
and director of the Bowling Green husband and I fought more than attractive options that causes this deci- Aoife O’Donaghue, 24, a recent graduate it plagues organisations too. Brexit is a discovered by XDA Developers, the new feature
State University’s School of Media normal,” she said. “We have a strong sion paralysis, The Guardian reports. based in Edinburgh told The Guardian. prime example of Fobo. “You may not like called ‘Lighting’ will help users identify streets
and Communication, and Allison marriage, we got through it, but For instance, when deciding what to She said smaller choices are tougher. De- Brexit but there are plenty of acceptable that are brightly lit. It will highlight those streets
Scott Gordon, an associate professor it’s more serious than people give do on a Friday night, choosing between a ciding where to study, a café or the library, ways it could be structured, without going with good lighting with a yellow colour highlight
at the University of Kentucky’s De- it credit. I should have seen a friend’s party or dinner with colleagues results in a “stress-induced stomach to no deal. But any time Mrs May brought to help users avoid streets with poor or no
partment of Communication, have therapist. The blues is like this cutesy may be overwhelming for those plagued ache”. All this happens with the knowl- a proposal to the Commons, she couldn’t lighting. It is unclear if Google will make it live in
jointly conducted two studies on de- word people use. This is a real, with Fobo. So, one may choose to delay edge that the decision doesn’t ultimately get a vote because all of the MPs were the public version. It is expected that the feature
pression, specifically concerning concerning issue that should be taken committing to something or committing matter all that much. waiting for a slightly better option. will be piloted in India first where women’s safety
newly married women. seriously.” NYT NEWS SERVICE only to cancel. McGinnis says that Fobo is nothing For more: The Guardian is a national-level issue.

India moves up one place in HDI Rise in bias

against gender
equality in
Battle of ‘Panipat’
in Jaipur cinemas
Country Lifted 271 Mn Out Of Poverty From 2005-06 To ’15-16: UNDP Report India: UNDP TIMES NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi: India finds itself

INDIA AT 129 OUT OF India’s HDI value for 2018 is 0.647
putting the country in the medium
From 1990
and 2018 New Delhi: The Human De-
Jaipur: Jat groups outraged
by the film Panipat’s por-
ranked 129 out of 189 countries
in the Human Development In-
189 COUNTRIES IN HDI human development category India’s HDI value
velopment Report 2019’s
gender social norms index
trayal of Maharaja Suraj-
mal, an 18th century figure
increased from
dex brought out by the UNDP as indicates that more than revered by the community,
Life expectancy Years of Expected years Per capita 0.431 to 0.647, an
part of its Human Develop- half the world’s people have on Monday attacked a multi-
at birth schooling of schooling income rose increase of
ment Report 2019. While this is a high intensity bias against plex and a standalone theat-
incremental improvement of increased by increased by increased by by over 50% gender equality and wom- re in Jaipur even as CM Ash- People protest against ‘Panipat’
one point from previous year’s 11.6 years 3.5 years 4.7 years 250% en’s empowerment with In- ok Gehlot appealed to the outside a theatre in Jaipur
rank of 130, India’s HDI from dia actually seeing a back- censor board to intervene.
1990 to 2018 shows a rise of 50% Tertiary education rates were only 24.5% of 271 million lifted out of poverty from 2005-06 to 2015-16, but India lash. Several theatres stopped tributors should immediate-
(0.431 to 0.647) with life expec- the tertiary school aged population in India accounts for 28% of the 1.3 billion multidimensional poor The report also shows screening Ashutosh Gowari- ly communicate with the peo-
tancy at birth increasing by 11.6 that India is only marginal- kar’s latest film in the wake ple of the Jat community re-
years and Gross National In- ly better than the south of the protests. In Suraj- garding the film,” he said.
come per capita increasing by India’s HDI (Human Development Index) trends based on consistent time series data and new goalposts Asian average on Gender mal’s home turf Bharatpur, Deputy CM Sachin Pilot said
over 262% in this 28 year period. Life expectancy Expected years Mean years of GNI per capita HDI value Development Index (0.829 which no longer has a func- any historical figure should
In terms of education, at birth of schooling schooling (2011 PPP$) versus 0.828), and ranks at a tioning cinema hall , a 200- be portrayed in a film only af-
mean years of schooling in- 69.4 low 122 of 162 countries on strong crowd of protesters ter thorough research. “My
70 15 8 8,000 6,829 0.8
creased by 3.5 years and expect-
12.3 6.5 0.647 the 2018 Gender Inequality forced the town shut for the appeal is not to take the path
ed years of schooling increased 57.9 7.6 0.431 Index. day. of violence,” he said.
by 4.7% in the same period. 3.0 The data on various di- Sources said the two the- Nem Singh Faujdar, one
The overall HDI value plac- 1,882 mensions studied for arriv- atres targeted in Jaipur had of the Jat leaders spearhead-
es India above the average 50 0 0 0 0
ing at India’s GDI for 2018 already cancelled their ing the agitation in Bharat-
(0.634) for countries in the medi- shows that life expectancy 12.30pm and 3.30pm shows. pur, admitted that he hadn’t

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um human development group at birth for males was 68.2 Nobody was injured in the watched ‘Panipat’. “How can




and also above the average ( and for females it was 70.7. vandalism. Shows were can- we see the film when all cine-
0.642) for other south Asian India’s GII (Gender Inequality Index) for 2018 Expected years of schooling celled on the instructions of ma halls are closed? We are
countries. HDI has been calcu- in case of females was 12.9 the administration, officials protesting to ensure the film
lated by assessing long-term GII GII Maternal Adolescent Female seats in Population with at least some Labour force and males it was 11.9. Mean said. CM Gehlot tweeted to does not run elsewhere in Ra-
progress on three dimensions value Rank mortality ratio birth rate parliament (%) secondary education (%) participation rate (%) years of schooling for males the Central Board of Film jasthan. We have been told
of human development — a Female Male Female Male was 8.2 and for females it Certification that questions that the film misrepresents
long and healthy life, access to was 4.7. GNI per capita for being raised about ‘Panipat’ our king, and we will not tol-
knowledge and a decent stan- India 0.501 122 174.0 13.2 11.7 39.0 63.5 23.6 78.6 females was Rs 2,625 and for merited intervention. “Dis- erate it.”
dard of living. Medium HDI 0.501 — 198.0 34.3 20.8 39.5 58.7 32.3 78.9 males it was 10,712.
However, the challenges are The report also puts out
Source: Human Development Report 2019
evident in the numbers. While a Gender Inequality Index
highlighting that India has lift- taking into account depriva- most recent government data people is 43.9%. The HDR also discounted for inequality, the that reflects gender based
ed 271 million out of poverty tions suffered by individuals in from 2015-16, shows that in In- highlights an inequality-ad- HDI falls to 0.477, a loss of 26.3% inequalities in three dimen-
from 2005-06 to 2015-16, the Hu- three dimensions: health, edu- dia, 27.9% of the population are justed HDI. The IHDI takes into due to inequality in the distri- sions - reproductive health,
man Development Report also cation and standard of living. A multidimensionally poor account inequality in all three bution of the HDI dimension empowerment and econom- NOTICE OF ADJUDICATION ORDER PASSED UNDER
draws attention to the fact that deprivations score of 33.3% while another 19.3% are classi- dimensions of the HDI by ‘dis- indices. The average loss due to ic activity. Globally, inequal- RULE 5 OF SERI (PROCEDURE FOR HOLDING
28% of the 1.3 billion multidi- (one-third of the weighed indi- fied as vulnerable. The breadth counting’ each dimension’s av- inequality for medium HDI ity is still very sharp in the
mensional poor are in India. cators) is used to distinguish be- of deprivation (intensity) in In- erage value according to its lev- countries is 25.9% and for south power men and women exer-
The Multidimensional Poverty tween the poor and non-poor. dia, which is the average depri- el of inequality. In case of India, Asia also it is the same. cise at home, in workplace ADJUDICATING OFFICER) RULES. 1995.
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to travel abroad
Oxygen levels down in oceans (Adjudication Order No. Order/MC/DPS/
2019-20/5637 dated November 21 , 2019) and
ii) M/s Syp Agro Foods Ltd (Adjudication Order No .
drug to hit mkt today New Delhi: A special CBI court
on Monday allowed Robert Va-
dra, the son-in-law of Congress
by 2%, marine life under threat Order/MC/DPS/2019-20/5636 dated November 21 ,
2019) imposing a penalty of Rs. 2,00 ,000/- (Rupees Two
chief Sonia Gandhi, to travel TIMES NEWS NETWORK
ANOTHER IMPACT OF cause the physical characte- Lakh only) and Rs. 1,00 ,000/- (Rupees One Lakh only)
Mumbai: There is some good abroad for medical treatment
ristics are different, especial- respectively. The adjudication orders could not be
news for the over 72 million dia- and business purposes. He is fac- Mumbai: The Indian Ocean ly with the influence of the delivered at the last known address of the Noticees.
betics in India, with a cheaper ing a probe in a money launder- is losing oxygen more slowly 700 low oxygen sites in all monsoon,” says S W A Naqvi,
version of a blockbuster drug ing case. than the Pacific and Atlantic oceans—up from 45 in 1960s a scientist with the Council A copy of the orders may be downloaded from the SEBI
hitting the market on Decem- Special judge Arvind Kumar but the potential impact on Volume of ‘anoxic’ or dead of Scientific and Industrial website (www.sebi under the heads "Orders o
ber 10. The domestic pharma- granted permission to Vadra to marine ecosystems is large, zones quadrupled since 1960 Research who contributed to AO" as well as "Orders that could not be served" or be
ceutical market is abuzz with piry, the price may drop to Rs 6 go to Spain for two weeks from according to a new report
2% drop in global
the IUCN report. However, collected from the Office of the Adjudicating Officer at the
news of over 15-20 companies per tablet over the next few December 9, while directing him from the International
ocean oxygen levels
“these two basins (the Bay of address - SEBI Bhavan II, Plot No. C-7, G Block, Bandra
launching generic versions of months, from the existing Rs to submit a fixed deposit receipt Union for Conservation of Bengal and Arabian Sea) also
the widely-prescribed anti-dia- 20-25 each. What makes the pat- (FDR) of `25 lakh and his contact Nature. Large species like contain large volumes of wa- Kurla Complex, Bandra (E), Mumbai- 400051, or obtained
betic drug Vildagliptin, with its ent expiry significant for Indi- details and address of his stay The report, which was re- tuna, sharks hit more ter which are naturally oxy- by request sent by e-mail to dpsamad@sebi .
price expected to crash by half. an pharma is that Vildagliptin abroad. ED is probing Vadra for leased this past weekend, fo- Most loss in upper layers, gen depleted; this means that The Noticees are required to pay the amount of penalty
The potential of more affor- is the first among the gliptins, a cases related to alleged land und that oxygen levels in the the most biodiverse part even if change is small, there
dable diabetic care comes in relatively new class of oral dia- grab in NCR and purchase of be- world’s oceans are declining is going to be a large impact.” imposed upon them , in the manner mentioned in the
the wake of Swiss major No- betes drugs, to get off the block, nami properties abroad, includ- due to global warming and
Oxygen dip due to warming
seas, fertilizer runoff from land Globally, the level of oxy- respective adjudication orders dated November
vartis-owned Vildagliptin los- and also the first diabetes medi- ing a villa in Dubai’s Jumeirah nutrient pollution—from gen has reduced by 2% betwe- 21, 2019, within 45 days from the publication of this
ing patent on Monday — a de- cine whose end of patent life is worth `14 crore and a flat in Lon- fertiliser runoff—posing a though, “its environment, en 1960 and 2010, with the lar- notice.
velopment closely watched for being seen by industry. don’s Bryanston Square for over threat to marine life and fis- biodiversity and living reso- gest losses in the Tropical and
months. Dozens of companies The innovator brand Gal- `26 crore. heries. urces are most vulnerable to North Pacific Ocean, the So- This Notice of passing of adjudication orders is being
have readied plans to get a slice vus (along with combination of He has been questioned in Indian Ocean has seen a human-induced changes, uthern and Arctic Ocean and published in terms of rule 7 (d) of the SEBI (Procedure For
of the action in the growing Rs Metformin) cornered around this connection several times smaller and more varied de- especially deoxygenation,” the South Atlantic Ocean. Holding Inquiry And Imposing Penalties By Adjudicating
14,000-crore diabetes therapy Rs 600 crore, a lion’s share of to- and summoned by the ED for a cline than other oceans. the report said. Over 700 low oxygen zones Officer) Rules , 1995.
market, with the number of tal Vildagliptin market of Rs fresh round of questioning earli- With a quarter of the global “The magnitude of have been identified in the
players expected to cross 50 950 crore (moving annual total er. The court had granted him human population living change here is smaller than world’s oceans, up from 45 in Date: 05.12.2019
soon. With the drug’s patent ex- (MAT) November 2019). anticipatory bail on April 4. TNN around the Indian Ocean in the Pacific and Atlantic be- 1970s. Place: Mumbai
davp 15204/11/0385/1920

Snow, rain may NOTICE is hereby given to the public at large that we are investigating the clear
& marketable of Vaghela Dashrathsinh Joravarsinh in respect of all that piece
hit north India and parcel of land bearing Survey No. 1920/A admeasuring about 3920 sq.
mtrs. equivalent to 4688 sq. yards situated within the limits of the Village:
Revenue Department
Pethapur, Taluka and District: Gandhinagar (" Land"), within the jurisdiction of SURAT 395001 Sachivalaya , Gandhinagar
this week Gandhinagar and bounded as follows:
(The Right to Fair Compesation and
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New Delhi: December’s first ALL PERSONS including individuals , Hindu undivided family, companies , 2013 (30 of 2013)
banks , financial institution(s), non -banking financial institution(s), firms ,
major snow spell is expected
association of persons or a body of individuals , whether incorporated or not, This is to inform that the Income 'Tax Department has filed Appeal for Revival of District : Vadodara
this week, particularly on No. : AM-2019-684-M-LBN-1219-2464-GH
Thursday and Friday, in all the
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title and/or interest in respect of Land or any part or portion thereof, by way of Dated 27/11/2019
three northern hill states and sale , exchange , mortgage , pledge , charge, gift, trust, inheritance, succession ,
Bench and the Hon 'ble Tribunal has been p leased to issued Notice directing News
UT, with widespread snowfall family arrangement/ settlement , bequest , possession , lease, tenancy, Paper Publication of the said Notice qua below mentioned Companies. This is to make Whereas as appears to the Government of Gujarat , that
likely at elevations over 2000m, maintenance , easement , memorandum of understanding, license, share , aware to the directors and concern Authorized members of the said Companies that the the land specified in the SCHEDULE annexed hereto , is likel y
along with rain and hailstorms assi gnment , lien, attachment , development rights, partnershi p, right of way, lis to be needed for public purpose of construction of the
pendens , decree or order of any judiciaVquasi-judicial authority, reservation , date of order and the next date of hearing is as mentioned against each case. The said
in the northern plains, includ-
contracts/ agreement, power of attorney, option, FSI consumption , ri g ht of first Public Notice is with respect to the below mentioned Companies. infrastructure project of "Mumbai-Ahmedabad National High
ing Delhi-NCR, the met depart- refusal , pre-emption or any liability or commitment or otherwise of any nature Speed Railway Project"
ment said. whatsoever are hereby requested to inform the same in writing, supported with 1. Company Appeal No. 282 /NCLT/AHM/2019 1. Now therefore in exercise of the powers conferred by
“Hill stations such as Shim- the ori ginal documents, to the undersigned at the address mentioned below
la may get light snow while plac- within a period of 10 (ten) days from the date of the publication of this notice , subsection (1) of section 2 of The Ri g ht to Fair
failing which , the claim or right, if any, of such person or persons shall be Date of Order 29/11/2019 Date of next hearing 12.12.2019
es just a little higher, such as Ku- Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition ,
considered to have been waived and/or abandoned.
fri, could see heavy falls on De-
Tanvish Bhatt/ Shrinath Parikh Department of Income Tax Vs Navyug Consultancy Pvt. Ltd. Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 (30 of 2013)
cember 12 and 13. The system Wadia Ghandy Is Co. (Ahmedabad ) - Advocates and Solicitors (herein after referred to as - The Act-) and the Rules made
Having Office At:
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Pradesh and Uttarakhand,” Ahmedabad 380006 . Ph: (079) 26564700/ 26564800 Fax: (079) 26564300 Bus Depo Navsari Main Road , Udhana ,
said Kuldeep Srivastava, head Gujarat intends to acquire the said land for the public
of IMD’s regional weather fore- purpose of the specified above
casting centre here. 2. Now whereas a proposal is made for acquisition of the
He said the northern plains above mentioned scheduled land for the purposed project
will see rain at many places, GOVERNMENT OF TELANGANA
Office of the Director of Sericulture , Tribal Sub-Plan Behind MPDO of Mumbai-Ahmedabad National High Speed Railway
with the forecasted impact up to Office , Chinnoor, Mancherial Dist , Telangana State
Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. “In
Project the bare minimum area of land to be acquired , as
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For supply of Rearing equipment items required for Tribal Tasar farmers of
and Delhi-NCR could get heavy Sericulture Department under Tribal Sub-Plan Scheme to be supplied to Jayshankar ISg .mt.l and is situated within the boundary limit of
rainfall at many places, along Bhupalpaly, Mulugu , Manche n al and KBM Asifabad Districts in Telangana State, For Village : GORWA, Ta. : Vadodara City (NORTH), Dist. :
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and Rajasthan, while rains will
be restricted to isolated places IN THE MATTER OF VOL PLAST LIMITED above stated infrastructure project, from the application
in other places,” Srivastava
1 '1 '1 I 1' 1' The Adjudicating Officer , Securities and Exchange Board of India ("SEBI"), of the provision of chapter II and III of the Act.
4 . Now therefore in exercise of the power conferred b y
Maximum temperatures e-NIT No : SE(FAWS)/T-14 of 2019-20 has passed an order dated November 22 , 2019 against Vol Plast Limited
section 10(A) of The Act linserted by section 3 of The
are set to fall across the north- e-Tender are invited by the Superintending Eng ineer, FAWS Circle , Water & (CIN: 1711 OGJ1990PLCO 14813) in the captioned matter imposing a penalty RFCTLARR (Gujarat Amendment) Act-2016) (Gujarat
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ly days. The cause of the wet Supply and Laying of 12mm thick , 1200mm dia. (ID) S.W.M.S Pipe for Clear Water delivered at the last known address of the Noticee. A copy of the order may exempt in public interest the area of 0-20-92 Ha.Are .
Rising Main from the Clear Water Reservoir of 55 MGD WTP, Uttarpara through
spell is a western disturbance,
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which is a pulse of moist and
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Konnagar with necessary interconnection with existing 900 mm dia M.S. Main
from Serampore at Jora Pukur, Konnagar with installation of valves and construction of
"Orders of AO" as well as "Orders that could not be served" , or be collected to be acquired for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad National High
Mediterranean region that valve chamber complete as necessary and to connect the 900 mm dia M.S.D .I. from the Office of the Adjudicating Officer at the address - SEBI Bhavan Speed Railway Project from the app lication of the
provision of chapter II and III of The Act .
brings rain/snow into north In-
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Feeder Main to Dankuni Underground Reservoir with installation of valves and
construction of valve chamber complete as necessary and to connect the
II , Plot No , C-7 , G Block , Bandra Kuria Complex , Bandra (E), Mumbai- SCHEDULE
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necessary valve with valve chamber complete including pipe carry ing bridges
likely to have a wider footprint
because of a cyclonic circula- wherever necessary to lay the 1200 mm dia. (ID) S.W.M.S Pipe over the canals ,drains The Noticee is required to pay the amount of penalty imposed upon it, in the Area
tion it is set to induce. “The in-
or any waterways complete with ancillary works including complete road restoration for
supply of water to different UGR's of Dankuni, Konnagar, Rishra, Serampore,
manner mentioned in paragraphs 22 & 23 of the adjudication order dated No. Survey No.
Ha.Are .
duced circulation is likely to set Baidyabati , Champdani Municipality and adjoining Pen-Urban areas under November 22 , 2019, within 45 days from the publication of this notice . 1 2 3
in over north Rajasthan/east Trans-Municipal Water Supply Scheme for Dankuni, Uttarpara , Konnagar . Rishra,
Pakistan by Tuesday night. It’ll Serampore , Baidyabati & Champdani Municipality and adjoining Pen-Urban areas . This Notice of passing of adjudication order is being published in terms of 1 T.P.13. F.P.6 0-20-92
suck in moisture from the Ara- Estimated Amount (Z): (19,62 ,51 ,8311-; Earnest money (Z): Z 39,25, 1001- , rime of
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Assaulted, left for dead, 2 women in C’garh, Maha fight for justice
Gang-raped, woman Man rapes nurse,
Man held for ‘honour’ Ayodhya: 40
activists move

gets accused arrested tries to strangle her killing of daughter SC for review

New Delhi: Forty academi-

TIMES NEWS NETWORK the function.

Raipur: Raped by four men,

The four stuffed cloth in-
to her mouth and then took
Gadchiroli: A 30-year-old
man allegedly raped a nurse
and then tried to kill her af-
agreed. On way to the vic-
tim’s village, Kambli took
her to a farm where he alleg-
Headless BF poisoned Akola
cians and activists, including
Irfan Habib, Jayati Ghosh,
Nandini Sundar and Prabhat
musician’s daughter
strangled and left for dead, a
20-year-old woman dragged
turns to rape her. Then, they
tried to strangle her, says the
ter giving her lift on his mo-
torcycle in Maharashtra’s
edly raped her, police said.
He also tried to strangle
Body Stuffed Mumbai: The adopted
daughter of Vakola resident
Patnaik, have filed a joint pet-
ition in the Supreme Court
herself to a relative’s place in
Rajnandgaon, took almost a
week to recuperate from the
complaint. She fell uncon-
scious and the four, believing
she was dead, fled. After she
Gadchiroli district on Sun-
day, police said on Monday.
The accused, identified as
her and in the process, the
woman fell unconscious.
The accused, thinking
In Bag Found Princy and Arvind Tiwari
Bennett Rebello (59) has told
the police that the deceased
seeking review of its Novem-
ber 9 Ayodhya verdict which
gave the Janambhoomi-Babri
trauma, and had them all ar- regained consciousness, she had been sexually exploiting
Rajesh Suresh Kambli, is her to be dead, sped away Nishikant Karlikar & site for construction of Ram
rested on Monday. All the four somehow made it back to her her for the past one year.
known to the victim and was with her mobile phone and Pradeep Gupta TNN The police said that the temple and ordered that five
accused are 19-20-year-olds. uncle’s house but did not say Aradhya Patil alias Riya (19)
arrested on Monday, they other belongings, police other man seen in the foot- acres be allotted to Sunni
The survivor had gone to anything about the incident. told the police that she had
said. The victim works as a said. On regaining con- Thane: A day after the age was a co-traveller whose Waqf Board elsewhere in
her maternal uncle’s home Finally, on Sunday, she kept silent about it all along
trainee nurse in a private hos- sciousness, the woman nar- headless body of a young help Arvind had sought to Ayodhya for construction of a
in another village for a fam- told her parents about the in- and chosen to ignore it, but it
pital in Desaiganj, police said. rated the ordeal to her fam- woman was found cut into carry the bag from the sta- mosque.
ily function. On the night of cident and said she was de- was her 16-year-old boyfriend
According to police, the vic- ily, who approached the De- three parts in Kalyan on tion to the autorickshaw. Justifying their decision
December 2, she stepped out termined to bring them to who “poisoned” her mind into
tim, after finishing her work, saiganj police station and fil- Sunday, the father of the de- During the investiga- to approach court in the mat-
to dispose of the garbage, but justice. They immediately ed a complaint against killing Rebello.
went to a bus stop at around ceased was arrested for the tion, constable Sanjay Ba- ter despite having never been
the four — who seemed to be took her to police, who regis- Kambli. Acting on the com- Riya and her boyfriend
8pm to return to her village. murder. bar got a tip-off that the a party in the decades-old le-
lying in wait — grabbed her tered an FIR. “Police teams plaint, the accused was ar- were arrested for allegedly
Kambli came to the bus The police said Arvind man carrying the bag lives gal dispute, they contended
and dragged her to an isolat- were formed and all the ac- rested, the police added. murdering Rebello and
stop on his motorcycle. As it Tiwari (47), a Titwala resi- at Saikrupa Chawl at Indira that they are aggrieved by the
ed place. She shouted for cused were arrested on Mon- The victim was admitted dumping the body parts at
was getting late, the victim dent, had killed his eldest Nagar in Titwala from apex court verdict “which has
help but nobody heard her as day,” Rajnandgaon SP B S to a local hospital, where her four places in the Mithi river.
requested the accused to daughter Princy (22) as he where he had boarded the a direct impact on the syn-
a loudspeaker was playing at Dhurv said. condition is said to be stable. She had met the boy at a
drop her home, to which he was opposed to her plan to train. A team of the crime cretic culture of the country
temple a few months ago and
marry a man from another branch raided Tiwari’s and its secular fabric envi-
eventually they fell in love. TNN
community. house but could not find Ti- saged in the Constitution”.

Hyd ‘encounter’: SC to hear TN panchayat Arvind had abandoned a

bag in which he had stuffed
wari at home. They then re-
ached his office at Malad
this man, he strongly ob-
jected to the alliance, but
The petitioners, known
for their consistent Left-lean-
the body parts in an autor- where he was arrested, said she insisted she would mar- ing stance on diverse issues,
auctions two ickshaw early on Sunday. deputy commissioner of po- ry the man of her choice,” agreed that there is no doubt

plea on court-monitored probe posts for `65L

He had hired the rickshaw
with the intention of dump-
ing the body at an isolated
lice (crime) Deepak Deoraj.
While Tiwari initially
tried to evade the queries,
said the officer. “Angered by
her stubborn response, Ti-
wari said he first poisoned
about Ayodhya being the
birth-place of Lord Rama, but
said there is no conclusive
TIMES NEWS NETWORK Bosco.Dominique place, but fled the spot after he eventually confessed to Princy and then cut up her evidence of existence of a

New Delhi: The Supreme

Jagan praises KCR for ‘killing rapists’ the vehicle driver found
something suspicious.
the crime, said police.
An officer quoted Tiwari
body using a hacksaw-like
blade and stuffed the body
temple at the site where Babri
mosque was built.
ndhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy
Court on Monday agreed to ex-
amine a plea seeking a court- A praised Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and
his police force on Monday for killing the four men suspected of
Cuddalore: In an open vio-
lation of the country’s demo-
The police said that they
got their first clue from
as saying that Princy
worked at a call centre in
parts into a bag.” During
this time, his wife and three
“The faith of a community
cannot override the faith of
monitored SIT probe into the cratic principles and electo- camera footage at Titwala Bhandup. “He said she was other daughters were in Ut- another community and
killing of four men, suspected the raping and murder of a young veterinarian. ral ethics, a panchayat in Ta- and Kalyan railway sta- in a relationship with a man tar Pradesh. practices of two faiths cannot
of raping and murdering a Giving an emotional speech in the assembly, mil Nadu’s Cuddalore dis- tions. The man, Arvind, from another community He told the police that he and should not be compared
young veterinarian, in an “en- he attacked human rights activists for trict passed a resolution on was lugging the huge bag who worked in the same had thrown the head and as the expressions of faith
counter” by Hyderabad police. questioning the authenticity of what the police Monday to give another containing the headless building. When she told her the weapon used in the can also differ...” the petition
A bench, headed by Chief said was a “shootout”. “Media covered the term to its former president body. father of her plan to marry crime at some other place. said.
Justice S A Bobde, listed the incident in a huge way and later the Telangana and AIADMK partyman R
petition for Wednesday when government responded. Hats off to KCR and Sakthivel after he made an
Telangana police officers,” the Andhra Pradesh
the petitioner pleaded for an
urgent hearing. Although the
court initially expressed reluc-
tance to entertain the plea say-
CM remarked. —Venu Lanka

dence in hand”. They alleged investigation and collecting

offer to “donate” Rs 50 lakh
for the renovation of a tem-
ple in the village and for un-
dertaking other develop-
Yediyurappa gets more Both killed ‘minors’ were
ing that Telangana High Court
had already taken suo motu
cognisance, it agreed to exam-
that police have no legal and
medical evidence to prove that
they had gang-raped the victim
evidences against the accused.
"Such fake encounter kill-
ings were conducted only to di-
ment projects.
The Nadukuppam pan-
chayat near Panruti also re-
elbow room within BJP cleaners on Areef’s truck
ine the issue after advocate G S and sought action against po- vert public reaction over the solved to elect DMDK func- Continued from P1 date his power and complete Continued from P1 cide his fate.” Rajanna, too, told
Mani insisted that the matter lice personnel who were alleg- sensational gang rape and tionary A Murugan, 36, as its the balance three and a half NHRC officials that his son was

be heard by the apex court. edly involved in the “extra-ju- murder case and may be to pro- vice-president after he ccepting responsibility years of his term quite com- aveen’s mother, Laxmi, 17 years old. “He was born on
Two petitions have been fil- dicial killing”. tect the real culprits. No one, promised Rs 15 lakh for the for the drubbing, Sidda- fortably. The win has helped said, “Naveen, my only August 15, 2002,” he added,
ed by Supreme Court lawyers Advocates G S Mani and including investigating agen- temple, villagers told TOI. ramaiah resigned as expand BJP’s presence in the son, was 17 when he was showing a certificate issued by
alleging that it is a case of Pradeep Kumar Yadav, in their cy like police, has right to puni- The elders in the village, leader of the opposition in the state as it has wrested nine killed. He was born in 2002. He the headmaster of Gudigandla
“planned killing of four inno- petition, contended that police sh any accused without due who ‘auctioned’ the two post- assembly and Dinesh Gundu- seats from Congress. dropped out of school some government school. He will be
cent persons who were arrest- carried out the encounter in- process of law,” the petition son Monday, passed the reso- rao as Pradesh Congress Com- The bypoll also has put years ago. We will soon get a giving a copy of the certificate
ed by police without any evi- stead of conducting a proper said. lution and directed the two mittee president. Neither of deputy chief minister Lax- copy of the school leaving certif- to the NHRC.
functionaries to pay up the the resignations has been ac- man Savadi, a former MLA, in icate from the Chinnaporla Both Naveen and Shiva
money before December 15. cepted yet. the safe zone as he may be school where he studied.” were cleaners on the truck that
AMDAVAD MUNICIPAL CORPORATION The village elders, in turn, JD(S)’s dismal show indi- nominated as an MLC in place Shiva’s father, J Rajanna, is Areef and Chennakeshavulu
DRAINAGE PROJECT promised that no one will file cates dwindling support for of Rizwan Arshad of Con- a shepherd who works on a drove in shifts. All four were
E-Tender Notice nominations for the posts. the party even in the Vokkali- gress, who won from Shivaji- farm in Tenali town, Andhra picked up on November 29, two
There are 1,900 voters in the ga heartland of Mandya. JD nagar in Bengaluru. Hunsur Pradesh. He told NHRC officials days after the veterinarian was
Name Of Work : Providing and Laying Sewerage network in Naroda Hanspura panchayat, which comprises (S) managed to put up a tough was the other seat that Con- that he suspects that police gang-raped, murdered and her
(TP- 70, 71 & 75) in North zone of AMC. (16.08 Cr.) eight wards. Reacting to the fight in Yeshwantpur and the gress won. killed his son in a fake encoun- body set on fire near an under-
Prebid Meeting Date :-12112/2019 At:- Drainage Office 16.00 Hrs. villagers’ decision, Cudda- independent it supported won ‘Operation Lotus’, a name ter. “How can he try to escape bridge on the Shadnagar high-
Online Submission upto Date 30/12/2019 U to:-18.00 Hrs. lore district collector V An- from Hoskote, defeating the given to the strategy to poach from armed police?” he asked. way, just outside Hyderabad.
Physical Submission Date 01/01/2020 U to:-18.00 Hrs. buselvan warned stern ac- richest candidate in these elec- MLAs of the rival parties, “We suspect that he was killed They were killed early on De-
Technical Bid Openin g Date :- 01/01/2020 U to:-18.05 Hrs. tion against for the “undem- tions — MTB Nagaraj of BJP. proved to be a huge success for in a fake encounter. Even if my cember 6 morning when they
Detail and Tender available on ocratic practice” of auction- With this landslide victory, BJP in converting its minority son had committed a crime, po- were taken to Shadnagar to
ing the local body posts. Yediyurappa is set to consoli- government into a majority. lice should have let the court de- gather evidence.

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per on line E-Tendering procedure. The d e t a i l s n o t i c e this tender including corri gendum if any, Bidders should regularly visit OPaL website University (BHU) led to student protests, was on
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faculty of Arts. However, there is no confirma-
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for complete Architectural and Engineering Services for Development mar Singh told TOI.
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(E01) from experienced parties globally for development of Mufti-Use Place : Gandhinagar
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NZ volcano eruption kills 5, many missing A COALITION GOVT LED BY FIVE WOMEN

Ash And Steam Erupted As Tourists Explored Island Despite Scientists’ Safety Concerns At 34, Finland’s Sanna Marin
Whakatane (New Zealand):
A volcano on a New Zealand
island erupted on Monday
about the situation. The erup-
tion sent a plume of steam
and ash about 12,000 feet
past, though there had been
some close calls.
Scott said it was not for
set to become youngest PM
with a towering blast of ash (3,660 meters) into the air. him to say whether the island
and scalding steam as tourists The GeoNet agency, which was safe enough to host tour-
were exploring the moon-like monitors volcanoes and earth- ists immediately before Mon-
surface, killing five people quakes in New Zealand, had day’s eruption. After the di-
and leaving perhaps two doz- raised the alert level on White saster, GeoNet raised its alert Sanna
en others missing. Police said Island on November 18 from 1 level to 4, later dropping it to 3. Marin
the site was still too danger- to 2, on a scale where 5 repre- “In the scheme of things, for OTHER
ous hours later for rescuers to
search for the missing.
sents a major eruption, noting
an increase in sulphur dioxide
volcanic eruptions, it is not
large.” said Ken Gledhill from
“My god,” Michael Schade gas, which originates from GeoNet. “But if you were HEADS OF
tweeted as he posted video of
the eruption. “My family and
An aerial photo of White Island, 50km off New Zealand’s mainland, after
magma deep in the volcano. It
also said at the time that over
close to that, it is not good.”
White Island is New Zeal-
its volcanic eruption on Monday. The eruption sent a plume of steam and
I had gotten off it 20 minutes
ash about 12,000 feet into the air. White Island is New Zealand’s most
the previous weeks, volcanic and’s most active cone volca- Oleksiy Honcharuk Ukraine PM 35 (elected Aug 2019)
before, were waiting at our tremors had increased from no. About 70% of the volcano (Was under 30 when
boat about to leave when we
active cone volcano. About 70% of the volcano lies under the sea
weak to moderate strength. lies under the sea.
Kim Jong-un North Korea dictator 35 he became the hermit
saw it. Boat ride home tending sioner John Tims said the Some of the visitors were Prime Minister Jacinda Twelve people were killed Jacinda Ardern New Zealand PM 39 country’s supreme
to people our boat rescued number of missing was in the passengers from the Royal Ca- Ardern, who travelled to the on the island in 1914 when it leader in 2011)
was indescribable.” His video double digits but he couldn’t ribbean cruise ship Ovation of region, said the focus re- was being mined for sulfur. Leo Varadkar Ireland PM 40 (2017)
showed a wall of ash and confirm an exact number. the Seas. “We will offer all pos- mained on the search-and- Part of a crater wall collapsed Elected in 2017,
steam around White Island Fewer than 50 people were on sible assistance to our guests rescue mission for now and and a landslide destroyed the Emmanuel Macron French President 41 (2017) she is only other
and a helicopter badly dam- the island when it erupted, and local authorities. Please questions about whether miners' village and the mine it-
aged and covered in ash. and 23 had been taken off, in- keep all those affected in your tourists should be visiting self. The remains of buildings
Juri Ratas Estonia PM 41 (2016) woman under 40
to lead a country
The terrifying disaster cluding the five dead, he said. prayers,” the cruise line said. would be addressed later. from another mining enter- Mette Frederiksen Denmark PM 42 (2019)
immediately raised ques- Tims said there had been no The ship had left Sydney Brad Scott, a volcanologist prise in the 1920s are now a
tions of why people were al- contact with any of the mis- last week and had been sched- with research group GNS Sci- tourist attraction. The island Going further back in YOUNGEST 24 Former Austrian chancellor
lowed to visit the island some sing. He said New Zealanders uled to sail to the New Zealand ence, said the alert level was of- became a private scenic re- history, William Pitt Sebastian Kurz was 31 when he
50km off mainland New Zeal- and foreign tourists were capital of Wellington on Mon- ten raised and then later drop- serve in 1953, and daily tours al-
and after scientists had noted among the dead, missing or in- day night, but Royal Caribbean ped again without any erup- low more than 10,000 people to
the Younger stands 31 assumed office in 2017
out, becoming
an uptick in volcanic activity jured. Most of the 18 who sur- said it would instead remain in tion. He said there hadn’t been visit every year. The island is Britain’s prime THE OLDEST 94
in recent weeks. vived were injured, some suf- port on neighbouring North Is- any major incidents with tour- also known by the indigenous minister in 1783
Police Deputy Commis- fering severe burns, he said. land until more was learned ists visiting the island in the Maori name Whakaari. AP Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad is oldest sitting head of state

Copenhagen: Finland’s ne- caster how she felt discrimi- tion’s other party leaders are

Documents reveal Protesters call Democrats lay out

xt prime minister is breaki-
ng the mould of government
nated against when her mot-
her was in a relationship
32-year-old Katri Kulmuni of
the Centre Party; the Left Alli-
leaders in multiple ways. with another woman. A law- ance’s Li Andersson, 32; Ma-
for Sharif’s When Sanna Marin takes maker since 2015, Marin is ria Ohisalo, the 34-year-old le-

misleading public death outside impeachment case over the reins of the country,
likely on Tuesday, she will
become the youngest leader
of a government in the world
the party’s vice-chairwoman

ader of the Greens; and the he-
ad of the Swedish People’s
Party, Anna-Maja Henriks-
son, who at 55 is the oldest.

statements on Af war his UK home against Trump — at 34 she beats Ukraine’s

35-year-old prime minister,
SCHOLARS Marin will be Finland’s
third female government lea-
Omer Farooq Khan TNN Getty Images Oleksiy Honcharuk. and was minister for trans- der. Women have been present
Thomas Gibbons-Neff uglas Lute, a retired three-star Washington: Democrats la- What’s more Marin, who port and communications in in politics in the Nordic region
Army general who helped the Islamabad: A group of sup- id out the case for the impe- was tapped on Sunday by Fin- the outgoing government. for decades and today repre-
Washington: Thousands of White House oversee the war porters of the incumbent Pa- achment of President Donald land’s ruling Social Democra- Finland’s government re- sent half of the party leaders
pages of documents detailing in Afghanistan in both the kistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Trump on Monday as they tic Party, will head a five-par- signed last week after one of in Sweden. Four of Denmark’s
the war in Afghanistan relea- Bush and Obama administra- party held a protest outside Av- prepared to issue formal cha- ty, center-left coalition. All of thr coalition parties, Centre nine parties are headed by wo-
sed by The Washington Post tions. “What are we trying to enfield House in London, whe- rges against the US leader. Fo- her four coalition partners Party, said it had lost confi- men. Mette Frederiksen beca-
on Monday paint a stark pic- do here? We didn’t have the fog- re one of the protesters made a ur months after an anonymo- are led by women — and three dence in Social Democrat Pri- me Denmark’s prime minister
ture of missteps and failures giest notion of what we were call for the assassination of us whistleblower sparked the of them are in their early 30s. me Minister Antti Rinne over in June, while Erna Solberg
— and delivered in the words undertaking,” he told govern- former Pakistan prime mini- investigation of Trump for President Donald Trump And like New Zealand his handling of strike by the has been Norway’s head of go-
of prominent American offi- ment interviewers in 2015. ster Nawaz Sharif, a Pakistani seeking illicit political favors PM Jacinda Ardern — anot- country’s state-owned postal vernment since 2013.
cials, many of whom publicly The 2,000 pages of intervi- daily reported on Monday. from Ukraine, Democrats sa- dark stain on his presidency. her government leader who service in November that Iceland’s Vigdis Finnboga-
had said the mission was suc- ews were obtained through a Sharif owns four flats in id there was clear evidence “Witch Hunt,” he tweeted as is below 40 — Marin is a new spread to other industries. dottir was the first woman to
ceeding. After a quick but Freedom of Information Act Avenfield House and is cur- that he had committed bribe- the hearing got under way. mother, having given birth to The five parties in power deci- be democratically elected as
short-term victory over the request and years of legal rently camping there, having ry, abused his power, and ob- “The Do Nothing Democrats her daughter Emma last ye- ded to stay in coalition after head of state by voters when
Taliban and al-Qaida in early back-and-forth with the Spe- gone to the UK for treatment. structed the investigation. are a disgrace!” ar. Raised by a single mother, Rinne stepped down she defeated three men for the
2002, and as the Pentagon’s fo- cial Inspector General for Afg- Around 40 protesters, cal- “President Trump put Tempers flared as Republi- she has told Finnish broad- Beside Marin, the coali- presidency in 1980. AGENCIES
cus shifted toward Iraq, the hanistan Reconstruction, ling themselves “Pakistan Pat- himself before country. The- cans tried to derail the hearing
American military’s effort in known as SIGAR, according riotic Front”, raised slogans in se facts are not in dispute,” ju- at its opening with procedural
Afghanistan became a hazy
spectacle of nation building,
with a small number of troops
to The Post. Formed in 2008,
SIGAR has served as a govern-
ment watchdog for the war in
support of PTI. One of the pro-
testers even called for Taliban-
style bombing of the Avenfield
diciary committee chairman
Jerry Nadler said.
Facing an almost certain
moves, and a lone protestor
was ejected after shouting in
the president’s defence. “We
‘Hambantota deal with China not a
carrying out an unclear mis- Afghanistan, releasing re- apartment, saying casualties in vote in the coming weeks to voted for Donald Trump and
sion, the documents show.
Even as the Taliban retur-
ned in greater numbers and
ports quarterly on the war’s
progress, many of which cle-
arly depicted the shortco-
such bombings were normal.
Most of these protesters are
often seen at PTI protests, the
make Trump the third presi-
dent impeached and placed
on trial, Doug Collins, the se-
Americans are sick of this im-
peachment... Trump is inno-
cent,” he shouted.
mistake, prez quoted out of context’
troops on the ground voiced mings of the effort. Pakistani English daily repor- nior Republican on the com- Trump is accused of abu- Colombo: Sri Lanka’s new the Hambantota Port to China the previous one, has a princi-
concerns about the American The Washington Post pub- ted, adding that PTI had issued a mittee, countered that the ef- sing his powers by pressu- PM Mahinda Rajapaksa has on a 99-year lease was a mista- ple of not privatising assets. If
strategy’s growing shortcom- lished its report just as talks statement distancing itself fort was a simply “a good PR ring Ukraine to announce an said that President Gotabaya ke by the previous govern- Sri Lanka and China have any
ings, senior American officia- between the US and the Tali- from the protest. However, befo- move” for Democrats ahead investigation into former vi- Rajapaksa’s recent remarks ment. “The deal has to be rene- problems, we can easily discuss
ls almost always said that pro- ban have restarted for anot- re Sharif left for London, a se- of next year’s national elec- ce president Joe Biden, his on the strategic Hambantota gotiated. Giving a small loan and resolve them as friends,” he
gress was being made. The do- her round of peace negotia- nior official of the PTI in UK, So- tions. “It’s all political,” Col- potential challenger in the Port, calling it a mistake to gi- for investment is a different was quoted as saying by Xin-
cuments obtained by The Was- tions in Qatar. In September, raya Aziz, had issued a similar lins said, dismissing the alle- 2020 election. Trump also ve it to China on a 99-year lea- thing but giving a strategical- hua. PM Rajapaksa said his co-
hington Post show otherwise. President Trump abruptly call for violence on Twitter: “For gations. “This is all about a pressed Kiev to further inves- se, were “quoted out of con- ly important economic harbo- untry will never forget China’s
“We were devoid of a fun- called off months of the talks his own safety, I strongly recom- clock and a calendar.” tigate a widely-dismissed al- text” by the media, according ur is not acceptable. That we strong support for Lanka’s de-
damental understanding of following a suicide blast in mend Nawaz Sharif not leave It was not clear whether legation that the Ukraine go- to a news report. PM Mahinda should have controlled,” Pre- velopment, the report said. “We
Afghanistan — we didn’t know Kabul that killed an Ameri- his Avenfield Apartments.” Trump was watching the pro- vernment helped Democrats Rajapaksa clarified on his yo- sident Rajapaksa had said. are very confident that Sri Lan-
what we were doing,” said Do- can soldier and 11others. NYT Full report on ceedings that could cast a in the 2016 election. AFP unger brother’s remarks whi- PM Mahinda Rajapaksa ka can very clearly repay the lo-
le formally declaring the Co- clarified to China’s official Xin- ans for the Hambantota Port
lombo Port City as part of Sri hua news agency that the presi- and other development pro-

China fines NBA WHEN UNIVERSE CONSPIRED TO FULFIL DREAMS... Reuters Israel may Lanka’s territory on Saturday.
Soon after his election as
dent did not mean there is any
problem about sovereignty.
jects. Today, the economy has
collapsed but when we rebuild

player for not head to polls President, Gotabaya Rajapak-

sa had said that giving away
“What the president meant was
that our government, unlike
it, paying back loans won’t be a
question,” he said. PTI

looking at flag in March


French former NBA Jerusalem: Israel’s two
player has been repri- biggest parties agreed on AP

manded and fined Monday on a March 2 elec-

$1,400 by sports officials in tion date, barring a last-mi-
China for not looking at the nute power-sharing deal,
Chinese flag during the na- with Prime Minister Benja-
tional anthem before a game. min Netanyahu fighting for
Players with the Chinese political survival under cri-
Basketball Association are minal indictment.
supposed to stare at the na- A 21-day period in which
tional symbol during the parliament can nominate a
“March of the Volunteers”, legislator with majority
but TV images showed Guer- support to try to put toget-
schon Yabusele, who plays for BREAKING BARRIERS: Although her a ruling coalition expi-
Nanjing Tongxi Monkey Ki- she did not make the finals, res on Wednesday, triggeri-
ng, had his head down before Miss Myanmar Swe Zin Htet made ng the legislature’s dissolu-
Friday’s game. Yabusele is waves when she came out as the tion and an election within
not the first foreign athlete to Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa was crowned Miss Universe by her pageant’s first openly gay 90 days. It would be Israel’s
break patriotic rules in Chi- predecessor Catriona Gray of the Philippines in Atlanta, US, on Sunday. contestant. ‘I want the world to third national ballot in less
na. Last year, Shandong Lu- ‘May every little girl who witnessed this moment forever believe in the accept the LGBTQ+ community and than a year. Recent opinion
neng's Brazilian midfielder power of her dreams and may they see their faces reflected in mine. I am their right to choose their own path polls have predicted no dra-
Diego Tardelli was handed a #MissUniverse2019,’ Tunzi tweeted after being crowned. Zozibini is the and pursuit of happiness.’ Homo- matic shifts among voters
one-game ban for rubbing his first black woman to win since Leila Lopes from Angola in 2011. Trinidad’s sexuality is illegal in Myanmar and since inconclusive elections Former US first lady Michelle Obama and actress Julia Roberts toured a high school in rural Vietnam on
face during anthem. AFP Janelle Commissiong was the first black woman to win the title in 1977 is punishable by up to life in prison in April and September. AP Monday, urging a classroom of teenage girls to stay focused on their education to transform their lives.
Jenna Bush Hager (L), daughter of former US president George W Bush, also accompanied them

Marathon runner this morning: You violated, suspected poachers, Indonesian

‘Marriage Story’ leads mostly white, male Golden Globe nods gropes anchor on
objectified, and embarrassed
me. “No woman should EVER
have to put up with this at work
police said. The suspects may
have been planning to sell the
skin to a foreign collector, while
Los Angeles: Netflix divorce to Hollywood “Once Upon A
best comedy or musical were some of their stars, including live TV; banned or anywhere!! Do better.” Fellow its bones were earlier sold, pos-
reporters showed their support sibly for use in medicinal prod-
drama “Marriage Story” on Time in Hollywood”, with five Eddie Murphy’s comeback Saoirse Ronan and Charlize
Monday led a Golden Globes
nominations list dominated
apiece. De Niro, the star of
“The Irishman”, was left out of
“Dolemite is My Name”, Nazi-
era satire “Jojo Rabbit”, mur-
Theron won acting nods.
The director field was an all
A TV reporter said she was
left “violated” and “em-
barrassed” after being smacked
for Bozarjian’s statement on
Twitter. “I’m so heated for you,”
Emily Bloch of the Florida Times
ucts popular in some parts of
Asia, authorities said. It was not
clear how the fetuses, which
by movie stories about white the best actor race, although der mystery “Knives Out”, male affair dominated by veter-
on the bottom during a live bro- said. ABC News 13’s Caitlyn were kept in a jar, were to be
men and marked by snubs for his co-stars Al Pacino and Joe “Once Upon a Time in Holly- ans Tarantino, Scorsese, Men-
adcast. Alex Bozarjian, of WSAV Penter wrote: “DO NOT TOUCH used. If convicted, the trio could
actor Robert De Niro and tele- Pesci won nods for their sup- wood” and Elton John biopic des, Todd Phillips for “Joker”
News, was reporting roadside REPORTERS. Period.” Savannah face up to five years in prison.
vision shows “Game of porting roles and Scorsese will “Rocketman”. Apple Inc’s and South Korea's Bong Joon-
from a 10km race in Savannah, Sports Council said they identifi-
Thrones” and social justice compete for best director. streaming service landed its Ho for social satire “Parasite”.
drama “When They See Us”. The best movie drama cate- first major award nominations Netflix dominated the nomina-
Georgia when a male partici- ed the man and banned him Cuteness alert! Twin male
“Marriage Story” scored gory was rounded out with di- for “The Morning Show”, along tions across both TV and mo-
pant ran up behind and struck from future events “FOR LIFE”. pandas charm Berlin zoo
Laura Dern (L) and Scarlett her. Bozarjian appeared visibly The cuteness level at Berlin Zoo
six nods, including best drama rector Sam Mendes’ immer- with its stars Jennifer Aniston vies, scoring a leading 17 nods
and for actors Adam Driver, sive First World War drama Johansson in ‘Marriage Story’. and Reese Witherspoon. Yet in in movie fields and 17 in televi-
shocked in footage of the inci- Tiger skin, fetuses found doubled on Monday when a pair
Scarlett Johansson and Laura “1917” from Universal Pictures, The Netflix divorce drama led the the movie race, stories about sion. HBO’s “Game of Thro-
dent as streams of runners con- in Indonesia poacher case of twin panda cubs made their
nominations with six nods, including tinued to pass her on Savannah The skin of a critically endange- public debut. Born at the zoo on
Dern. It was followed by Mar- terrifying comic book villain and by women like including nes” failed to make it into the
best drama. The streaming service Bridge. She later condemned red Sumatran tiger and four August 31, the cubs, both male,
tin Scorsese’s epic gangster “Joker” from Warner Bros and “Harriet”, “Little Women” and best TV drama series race. The
won 17 nominations in movie the runner, saying: “To the man fetuses have been confiscated will be kept away from visitors
movie “The Irishman”, and papal story “The Two Popes”. “Bombshell” were omitted Golden Globes ceremony will
categories and 17 for television who smacked my butt on live TV after the arrest of several “until they can walk properly”.
Quentin Tarantino’s love letter The films nominated for from the major races although take place on January 5. REUTERS

A thought for today

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul
The Truth Often Lies
Do mythological fiction writers distort our great narrative epic traditions?
Ashwin Sanghi Chandra Bose and the lurking possibility

Clarity Is Needed Popular mythological

fiction writers of today
are often asked why we
of a military mutiny. There are those for
whom Nehru is a hero who ensured a
vibrant democracy in India. There are
others though who see Nehru as the man
‘distort’ the ‘accepted’ who bungled Kashmir, lost Tibet, lost the
WTO is in trouble and India must narrative of our epics and China war and gave up the offer of a seat
participate in regional trade pacts puranas. We are often at on the UN Security Council.
pains to explain that the retelling of How is one to navigate these

his week WTO’s appellate body is set to become dysfunctional ancient myths is a very old tradition. multiple narratives? In fact, is it even
as it falls short of a quorum. There’s no remedy in sight as the We have 300 versions of the Ramayana necessary to ‘choose’ one over the
and the story in each version is rather other? CS Lewis argued that a myth is a
US has blocked potential replacements. This development is
different. In the original Valmiki lie that reveals a deeper truth. Actually,
disadvantageous for India and will show up in the form of a more Ramayana, Rama is simply an ideal you’ve already done it if you’ve ever
challenging trade environment. Regional trade pacts are now the human being, a ‘maryada purshottama’ watched a 3D movie. If you close your
only game in town. But is India ready for them? The government but not an incarnation of Vishnu. In the left and right eyes sequentially, you will
doesn’t believe so as the decision to pull out of RCEP suggested. Tulsi Ramayana, Rama is an avatar of notice that each has a slightly different
Global isolation, however, cannot be an economic strategy. Vishnu, worthy of worship. In the view of an object. Your brain merges the
Adbhut Ramayana, Sita manifests as two images, thus allowing you to see in
New Delhi must choose at least two out of the three big trading
Durga and kills Ravana. three dimensions. 3D films are recorded
blocs – RCEP, North America, or the European Union – and conclude In the Dasaratha Jataka (the using two lenses placed side by side in
free trade agreements with them. It must simultaneously shore up its Buddhist Ramayana) Dasaratha is king order to replicate the same stereoscopic
global competitiveness, lack of which causes it to fear FTAs. Raghuram of Benares not Ayodhya and there is no effect. If we can do this for movies, why
Rajan, former RBI governor, has pointed out that exports today are conflict with Ravana. In the Paumacha- not for stories?
import intensive and we cannot make riya (the Jain Ramayana) it is Rama’s It’s about time that leftist historians
brother Lakshmana who kills Ravana. In (who are accused of presenting a
more in India if trade barriers are

Uday Deb
the Kannada retelling of the Ramayana, Western-inspired view that everything
high. This calls into question India’s Sita is Ravana’s daughter. In the Muslim meaningful came to India from outside)
trade policy over the last couple of Ramayana, Rama is a sultan. Which of and right-leaning historians (who
years. The salient feature has been these versions will you accept? should remember Napoleon Bonaparte: are accused of connecting everything
creeping protectionism on the back The second question that we get asked: “History is a set of lies that have been meaningful to a glorious ancient
of enhanced import tariffs. When How much of our myths is historical? agreed upon.” It’s about time that leftist and Bharat) both realised that their version
juxtaposed with other pre-existing The question, of course, assumes Look at the fault lines in our society right-leaning historians both is precisely that – a version. And we as
that history is a factual account while today and you will find that they are consumers of those narratives must see
impediments such as inflexible mythology is fictional. But there is a caused by the conflict between ‘your
realised that their version is each of those versions independently
markets for factors of production, the problem with that assumption. The truth’ and ‘my truth’. What is taught as precisely that – a version. And and then allow our brains to construct a
signal is that India is not willing to novelist George Santayana famously ‘The Great Rebellion of 1857’ in India is we as consumers of those 3D hologram of the person or event.
address declining export intensity of quipped that “History is a pack of lies taught as ‘The Sepoy Mutiny’ in England. If 300 versions of the Ramayana can
growth, causing growth itself to fall. about events that never happened told by Same event, different perspectives. There narratives must see each of exist; if a work called Jaya can morph
It is difficult to come across a cogent reason to justify people who weren’t there.” Effectively, are those who are convinced that a those versions independently into another called the Bharata that can
history is simply a version of events. massive Aryan migration happened end with an epic called the Mahabharata
protectionism, a policy that failed India earlier and caused it to be In today’s history text books we read into the Indian subcontinent and that
and then allow our brains to over centuries; if our Puranas can contain
poor for decades. Protectionism is also inconsistent with a policy of about the great statesman Chanakya as Sanskrit and the Vedas are a product of construct a 3D hologram of history and our Itihaas can contain
lowering corporate taxes on manufacturers to attract inward the shrewd Brahmin who brought that migration. On the other side are the person or event fantasy, why can’t we train our minds to
foreign investment. This policy runs counter to the most important Chandragupta Maurya to the throne. those who believe that the migration see the ‘truth’ as something that is a
development in trade over the last three decades, that is, production But the historical account of Chanakya happened in reverse carrying Indic period in Indian history was the Mughal blend of those multiple angles of vision?
comes to us from a Sanskrit play called culture to other parts of the world. Empire. But there are others who argue So where lies the truth? Read that
lines of sophisticated merchandise can be spread across countries.
Mudrarakshasa, which was written by There are those who argue that that the Satavahana, Vijayanagar or question once again carefully. Yes, the
This helps an emerging market with the right policies – Vietnam Vishakhadatta at least 700 years after Aurangzeb was not a despot and that Chola empires were no less glorious but ‘truth’ often ‘lies’. Probably the best
for example – to form a link in the production chain even without Chanakya had died. Remember, Mudra- much of the anti-Hindu actions have simply been ignored. answer to that question is couched in
having mastered high technology. This beachhead can be used to rakshasa was a theatrical production attributed to him were exaggerated. On Many see the struggle for Indian another question. One that was asked by
graduate to higher value products. meant to entertain audiences. What if the other side are those who believe that independence as a non-violent movement the Roman governor Pontius Pilate
If the domestic opposition to trade deals from different stake- Vishakhadatta was an ancient Ashwin he was a religious bigot who destroyed that bore fruit owing to Gandhi’s efforts. when asked to decide the fate of Christ.
Sanghi, liberally mixing fact and many Hindu temples in his ferocious But equally there are those who believe “What is truth?” asked Pilate.
holders is to be addressed, government needs a coherent policy that
fiction into a new fictional narrative? So zeal to Islamise India. There are readers that Indian independence would never The writer is an author of best-selling
enhances their competitiveness. This will make them reconfigure before we treat history as the truth, we who believe that the most glorious have been won had it not been for Subhas works of fiction
their vision to one where a trade deal is seen as an opportunity rather
than a threat. After six consecutive quarters of a slowdown in
economic growth, it is time to replace an ad hoc policy regime with
one where clarity on how to enhance competitiveness is evident. ‘Privileged people who don’t speak up don’t have
Boost For BSY any right to complain later on in their lives’
Last week’s encounter on the outskirts personality, which is a rarity in families of all five. Even the accused’s ■ If you are pointing out Saina
of Hyderabad where four rape accused Indian sports. families are innocent. The due process Nehwal and PV Sindhu and their
BJP has solid majority, it must now get were shot dead by the police triggered No, I’ve not been outspoken. I speak should have been followed. I think that is reactions, why do you think that has
down to governance in Karnataka congratulatory messages by some city-
based badminton players. However,
the facts. According to what I have found
out, I give my opinion. Many of the rest
the procedure in a civil society.
■ Do you think it shows just how
I feel this praising of the system
Jwala Gutta, a Commonwealth Games choose to stay safe. My understanding of angry people are with the slow pace all over has become the new normal,

n a big boost for the BS Yediyurappa government in Karnataka,
badminton gold medallist from Hydera- human rights and fundamental rights is of judicial delivery in India? irrespective of the context. The same
BJP has won 12 of the 15 seats that went for assembly bypolls last bad, expressed disquiet. She explains why something different from other people, I think rape is rape. I’m definitely not girls who were so happy that these
week. This means that BJP now has a solid majority in the state to Siddharth Saxena: and I think I’m just practising my sympathising with the rapists. But as a four rapists were killed, should have
with 117 out of 223 assembly seats. It will be recalled that the 2018 right. I’m a very proud Indian. human I have empathy. Just because a condemned the other rapes as well.
Karnataka assembly polls had seen BJP emerge as the single largest ■ Indian sportspersons don’t This thing about being few humans made a choice The rapists who are roaming free, they
party. But it was Congress and JD(S) that came together in a surprise speak out. Is there too much at labelled outspoken, people end to act like animals, it should condemn that too. They should
post-poll alliance to steal BJP’s thunder and JD(S)’s HD Kumara- stake? up identifying you with that doesn’t mean that I too feel an equal angst for that as well.
Winning a medal or a World Cup or perception. Especially if it’s a woman, behave or think like ■ Do you think this is more than just
swamy became chief minister. However, given that Congress and having records alone is not enough. it’s even worse. them. a condemnation of a rape or injustice?
JD(S) are essentially competing for the same vote bank in the Old When millions of people start following ■ Many celebrities and sports- You know, when Is it more that they have to be seen to
Mysore region of the state, the tie-up was a shaky one. you, it is your moral responsibility to persons have praised Hyderabad there’s a beheading by be siding with the government?
This was exemplified in subsequent months speak up against the wrong in your eyes. police for the encounter but Taliban, when rapists Nowadays, nobody wants to hurt the
when the Kumaraswamy government saw If it’s about too much being at stake, you tweeted the celebrations are punished and government, or the people in power.
quite a bit of internal sniping over portfolios remember, in the end, you have to look disturbed you. it’s done publicly, a Especially sportspersons because all the
yourself in the mirror. Such encounters have always lot of us cringe, awards and rewards hinge on how the
and policy. The turmoil allowed BJP to wean Privileged people who don’t speak up troubled me. What baffled me this don’t we? There powerful perceive them. Take my case. I
away 17 MLAs, leading to the collapse of the don’t have any right to complain later on time was the kind of celebra- is a reason received the Arjuna Award in 2011, but
Kumaraswamy government in July. But since in their lives. I only ask them, ‘What are tions that followed. It was the why their kind after that I haven’t got a single award –
the rebels were disqualified, BJP still needed you scared about?’ pat on the back [for the police] of lifestyle whether it is Congress in power or BJP.
to win at least six out of the 15 bypoll seats. It If one person speaks, he or she will be by celebrities that really doesn’t work I was India’s biggest doubles player,
cleared that threshold with quite a margin. targeted. Maybe if two people speak out disturbed me. I don’t think in our country. I should have got the Padma Shri long
too. But if a bunch of us speak out, what I’ll ever be able to It’s because back. I play for India. I don’t play for a
What’s even more significant is that in will go wrong? Why do sportspersons accept that kind we are a political party. I have won medals for my
2018 Congress had won 12 and JD(S) three choose a side? We aren’t supposed to. We of a reaction democratic country. And just because I don’t agree
out of the 15 seats that went for bypolls. BJP, therefore, has made are supposed to choose India’s side, not a over a death. country. Why are with certain things, it doesn’t make me
remarkable gains by flipping a dozen seats this time. This clearly government or a system’s side. I think in we celebrating this anti-Indian or anti-government.
shows that the people voted for a stable government as BJP was most I never got endorsements because the this inci- then? Being a woman, ■ Is the backlash on speaking out
likely to provide this with their existing numbers. The results also ad people told me, ‘It’s because Jwala is dent we I totally sympathise more now than it was say 10 years ago?
controversial.’ It gets frustrating. I’ve didn’t lose with the victim, but I was labelled anti-Congress then,
mean that JD(S) now has to ponder its future as its regional outfit always been taught, ‘If you perform, just one life, we lost five an encounter is not I’ve been labelled anti-TRS, so now, I’m
image has diminishing mileage. And Congress has to seriously think if you play, the rest will follow.’ lives and the trauma the permanent anti-BJP? It’s gotten worse now because
about reorganising its Karnataka unit. BJP will be happy that it has ■ You’ve always been an outspoken will be borne by the solution. of social media. I get threats.
been able to make up for the loss of face in Maharashtra. But with its
Karnataka majority, it must now focus on governance and delivery. dilbert Sacredspace
Room For All

Hit by the flu From the high spirituality of Vedanta

that echoes modern science, to the
lower ritual and idol worship with
Although what a winding road its multifarious mythology, the
it was to get hit, officially hit agnosticism of Buddhists and the
atheism of Jains, all have a place
Bikram Vohra
in the Hindu religion.
When we were kids we got flu and we went to the doctor and he
said, say aaaah and he tapped our chest and bobbed the ’scope Swami VIvekananda
on the back, you gave him a deep breath or two and he and you
were on the same page cos he said, you have flu. And you

Religions: Based On Faith, Intellect & Wisdom

went home and had chicken soup and an aunt said nothing
like turmeric in warm milk and the whole room smelled of
VapoRub and three days later you were fine and it was an opportunity to get a
teaspoonful of brandy and feel adult and wicked.
Now, you wait 100 minutes in the emergency room then they call your name MN Kundu essence of religion and they rarely want The four fundamental questions are is That.” This is the pinnacle of
and make you fill forms and it is finally your turn and you say, i have the flu and to venture beyond these two elementary covered. Who am I? Wherefrom have I realisation and end of wisdom.

the doc says, whatever, we will have to first eliminate Anthrax, Lyme Disease ll major religions offer a deep, means to an end, even at the cost of come? Where shall I go? What is the Hindu rituals along with mantras have
and infective endocarditis. underlying, fundamental, unity fanaticism. Since these are based on purpose of life? This part is based on been elaborated in the early part of the
Then he tells you to get this shopping list of tests done. Room 13 for swab, amid apparent diversity; they followers’ faith, religious bigotry and sound reasoning and intellectual analysis. Vedas. Mythology is covered in the Pura-
room 8 for blood test (RBCs, WBCs, C-Protein count), room 9 for BP and height prescribe specific ways to live in peaceful fanaticism are usually rooted in these The heart of a religion lies in spiritua- nas. Revelation of the Absolute has been
(why height, i am seventy years old, i will not grow any taller even if i have my coexistence, for self-development and two. But Swami Vivekananda said that a lity which is based on esoteric experience attempted in various ways in the Upa-
milk), room 4 for chest x-ray. Doc, doc, i don’t need rapid influenza diagnostic ultimate fulfilment of life. Religions have wise person could never be fanatic as he is and is experiential in nature. Religions nishads, intellectual analysis of the ulti-
tests (RIDTs), i know i have the flu. five distinctly different domains, though always open. He also advised all to move culminate in spirituality. Spirituality is mate Truth has been made in the Brah-
After the bloodletting and eleventy eleven payments you have now not watertight: rituals, mythology, ethics, forward for progressive realisation. not so much a process of knowing but of masutras and practical application of the
made it to Accounts, a room full of strangers, all of them exhaling philosophy and spirituality. The external The backbone of any religion lies becoming, experiencing oneness with highest knowledge in daily life is there in
gusts of bacteria and viruses and it is two hours for the results to come appearance or body of any religion lies in in its ethical principles designed the singular identity of the cosmos the Gita. In addition, yoga aphorisms
even though you paid for urgent and as you sit there, sick as a dog desperately rituals and its operating limbs are in for peaceful coexistence in with infinite expansion of elaborate the art of cosmic union with the
avoiding the man heaving through coughing fits, these are the pleasures of a mythology, while its backbone consists of society and self-development, consciousness, merging Absolute in an unparalleled manner.
medical waiting room. Just about when you feel you might as well go home and ethical principles, its brain is in which enables followers to individual self into cosmic India, the land of religions reached
shoot yourself, the nurse calls your name and you follow her with simpering philosophy and its heart is in spirituality. be better human beings with Self, experiencing divine love, the pinnacle of spiritual progress due to
gratitude and the doctor looks solemn and you sit down and your mind is going Rituals and mythology are dependent a sense of fraternity, honesty, ecstasy and inner harmony. strict adherence to scriptures and lessons
whirr whirr because maybe you have Scrub Typhus or Rocky Mountain on the faith of followers; ethics and empathy, humility, love, At this stage, mystery of life from gurus, realised masters. Penance,
spotted fever or as Google told you while you were sleepless last night it might philosophy are based on rationality and purity, truthfulness, non- and creation are revealed and forbearance, persistence, aspiration,
be cat scratch, even though we do not have cats. reasoning, while spirituality flowers violence and benevolence. we see the inner life and renunciation, compassion, love, selfless
And then the doctor, as doctors are inclined to do, he shuffles all the papers from esoteric and experiential wisdom. The philosophical part, the brain of a harmony, amid diversity of creation. service to humanity and above all,
and the reports and there is one report that has Influenza A-positive underlined Hence religions are simultaneously religion, theoretically concerns existential Hence Jesus Christ said, “I and my Father surrender to the Almighty, are the enab-
and ticked by the lab and the doc looks wisely at you and says, you have flu. I based on faith, intellect and wisdom. enigma of creation and Creator. It are one.” Vedanta made the fourfold ling factors for spiritual progress. That is
know, doc, it is written there, i can see it, i told you eight people in the house have Many people confuse mutually comp- includes man’s eternal quest for true proclamation, “I am That. Thou art That. why India is a great source of knowledge
it, but you wouldn’t listen. Thank goodness, though, we are on the same page. lementary rituals and mythology as the identity, origin, destination and purpose. Everything is That. The ultimate wisdom and practice for spiritual seekers.
Economically Frontline State …but state still takes lion’s share among top 10
GDP-contributing states for FY19 (in %)
Faces Growth Challenges TN 12
Gujarat 11
A new government has taken charge in a
financially important state like Maharashtra.
For decades, the state has been the biggest 14.7 14.7 14.7
20 Karnataka 11

contributor in terms of finances and growth for

14.6 UP 11
14.3 14.4 WB 9
the country. Now, headwinds include a possible
huge farm loan waiver’s impact on the financial Maharashtra’s share in nation’s GDP 14.0 AP 7
system, and risk of large infra projects like the dipped 60-70bps in 2 years (in %)… Rajasthan 7
high-speed rail getting stalled for the time being
MP 6
Source: Macquarie Research, RBI FY12 FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 Telangana 6

RBI urges govt to cut rates Tata veteran

Srinath leads MF assets hit peak,
on small savings schemes race to head
Tata Trusts
dip in equity flows
FinMin To Review Returns On PPF, PO Deposits At Mth-End Reeba.Zachariah
Underperformance Of Funds Among Factors two-three year fixed deposits TIMES NEWS NETWORK from Rs 1.33 lakh crore in AMFI data showed that

New Delhi: The Reserve

HOW THEY STACK UP by 55 basis points since Febru-
ary and now pays 6.25%.
Mumbai: Tata veteran N Sri-
nath has emerged as a strong Mumbai: There has been a
October. Also, there were no
new fund offers for equity
large-cap funds witnessed
net inflows of nearly Rs 1,200
Bank of India (RBI) has urged Small Savings Rate (in %) The government has, ho- contender to lead Ta- sharp dip in net inflows into schemes in November, AM- crore, a reflection of inves-
the government to move for- Post office time Feb 2019 7.8 wever, reduced interest rates ta Trusts, the coun- equity funds in November FI data showed. tors’ preference for blue
ward on reducing interest ra- deposit (5-years)* Now 7.7 on most schemes by a meagre try’s largest public even as total MF industry SIP inflows in November, chips that rallied during No-
tes on small savings schemes 10 basis points although the charitable organisa- assets under management at Rs 8,273 crore, was the se- vember and took the sensex
such as Public Provident
Senior citizens saving 8.7
rates are linked to market ra- tion, said people fa- (AUM) hit an all-time high. cond-highest monthly in- to an all-time high at 41,164.
Fund (PPF) and post office de- scheme (5 years)* 8.6 tes. The issue has been raised miliar with the matter. Srinath This is because of a slew of flow ever, with the highest at Data also showed that mid-
posits, to help banks pare ra- 8.0 several times in the past but (57), who once was executive factors, including the un-
NSC (5 years)
tes on deposits and loans and
lead to a better transmission
7.9 the governments have been
reluctant to move due to a fear
assistant to Ratan Tata, will
step into the new role early
derperformance of most
funds, redemptions by MF
8.0 INFLOW IN NOVEMBER Equity flows dipped to a
of the central bank’s rate cuts. PPF of a public backlash. next year, said the people. investors as the sensex ralli-
RBI believes that a reduc- 7.9 For the finance ministry, After R Venkataramanan ed and drying up of new multi-year low in November
Net MF industry SIP inflow as investors redeemed
tion in rates on the small sa- Kisan Vikas Patra (113 which is under pressure due exited the top position at Tata equity fund offers, inflow `8,273cr mutual fund investments
vings schemes, which were
left unchanged by the govern-
months maturity) 7.6 to weak economic activity,
the decision has to be taken at
Trusts in March this year, the
foundation had formed a three-
Inflows through Systema-
tic Investment Plans (SIPs),
`54,419cr SIP AUM |
since most funds underper-
8.5 formed sensex and Nifty
ment when they were last re- Sukanya Samriddhi
the political level as those member committee to select a however, maintained its Rs Net AUM `3.03 lakh cr,
viewed at the end of Septem-
*Quarterly compounding
with bank deposits, especial- successor. The committee, led 8,000-crore-plus per month `27 lakh cr, also all-time Drying up of equity fund
new fund offers (NFOs) also
ber, will enable banks to cut Source: Finance ministry ly senior citizens, are compla- by Ratan Tata, looked at many run rate for 12th month on the an all-time high high
deposit rates that have been ining of a fall in their income people over the past several trot and provided the much- led to lower gross inflows
sticky as banks do not want to tax benefits, making the real and the one-year marginal as they have parked a bulk of months and has finally nar- needed support to equity Net equity inflow However, over `8,200cr
lose out on deposits. Banks
have argued that in absence
returns much higher.
Since February, RBI has re-
cost of lending rate (MCLR),
the benchmark for most loans,
their savings in fixed depo-
sits. Besides, higher rates
rowed down on Srinath, said
the people quoted earlier. A Tata
fund inflows, data released
by AMFI showed. `1,312cr Source: AMFI
of SIP flow cushioned the
outflow in the month
of a sharp reduction in small duced policy rates by 135 basis by around half-a-percentage will help the government mo- Trusts spokesperson declined In November, MF indust-
savings rates, depositors will points (100 basis points equal a point each, prompting RBI to bilise more funds and reduce to comment on the report. ry’s AUM hit an all-time Rs 8,324 crore recorded in cap funds witnessed net in-
move funds from fixed depo- percentage point) to lower the hold rates steady during the the need to go for additional Unlike Venkataramanan, high at Rs 27 lakh crore, in- July this year. According to flows of Rs 802 crore. In com-
sits to these schemes, which cost of funds for borrowers last review in the expectation market borrowings at a time who held the position of ma- flows into equity funds du- N S Venkatesh, chief execu- parison, value and contra
offer higher returns, any ma- and increase demand for lo- that the earlier reduction will when it is widely expected to naging trustee, Srinath will be ring the month dipped 78% tive, AMFI, goal-based, long- funds witnessed net inflows
ny of them, such as public ans. But on an average, banks be passed on by banks. SBI has miss the fiscal deficit target offered the post of CEO. Tata to Rs 1,312 crore from Rs term SIP investments from of Rs 956 crore while sectoral
provident fund, come with have reduced deposit rates reduced interest rates on its for the current financial year. Trusts decided to create the 6,026 crore a month earlier. retail investors continue to and thematic funds recorded
CEO post after it ran into trou- One of the main reasons grow steadily and this has net outflow of Rs 637 crore.
ble with income tax author- for this dip was “the dicho- pushed the SIP AUM at an Across schemes, over-

Das brings back calm at central

ities over Venkataramanan’s tomy of leading indices do- all-time high at Rs 3.12 lakh night funds recorded net in-
high compensation. The au- ing well but not underlying crore. Venkatesh too belie- flows of Rs 20,549 crore, the
thorities had said that the high portfolios,” said a top fund ves that the sharp slide in highest among all schemes,
salary, which was a couple of industry official. The total net equity inflows was part- while balanced and aggressi-
crores, was not in accordance MF industry inflows, too, ly due to redemptions by in- ve funds witnessed the hig-

bank after periods of conflict with Tata Trusts’ deed.

The deed of Sir Dorabji Ta-
ta Trust (one of the main char-
fell 59%at Rs 54,419 crore vestors during the month. hest outflow at Rs 4,932 crore.

PEs value insurance-tech

itable organisations within the
Mayur.Shetty track record of having to start fold) specifies that a trustee ONE-YEAR PROGRESS REPORT their career with a crisis. For must be paid Rs 1,000. But now,
former governor D Subbarao, with the managing trustee post
Mumbai: Whenever a bu-
reaucrat takes charge as go-
vernor at the Reserve Bank of
India, there is speculation
Forced banks to link
loans to repo rate
Created separate cadres
Paid `1.23 lakh crore dividend
to the government
Allowed banks to lend more to
it was the global financial cri-
sis, for Raghuram Rajan, it
was the rupee crisis while Ur-
jit Patel had to deal with the
gone, there will be no issues
over the formulation of a com-
pensation package for Srinath.
Srinath, who has been in-
startup Digit over $800m
among bankers on how long it fall-out of demonetization. volved in the sale of Tata Teleser- Madhav Chanchani & The transaction is interest- fore moving to Allianz global
for regulation and supervision non-bank financial institutions
takes for the appointee to get Das faces challenges both at vices’ consumer mobile business Mayur Shetty TNN ing as most of the PE funding headquarters in Munich.
“baptised”. A term they use and set up unified department Recognised role of NBFCs in the macro and the micro-level. to Bharti Airtel, will now have to sector has been done by larger Watsa, on the other hand,
for the switch in mindset of regulation The “heavy lifting” that com- deal with the legal battles at Tata Mumbai:Mid-market private firms focusing on buyout deals runs big insurance and rein-
priority-sector lending and
from the bureaucracy to that Introduced an allowed co-origination mentators refer to when it co- Trusts, among other things. equity firms, including TVS in recent years. The fund-raise surance businesses in Cana-
of the central bank. But in the out-of-the-box with banks mes to pushing growth and Capital Funds, A91 Partners will also allow Digit raise da and the US. His firm Fair-
case of Shaktikanta Das, the 35-basis-point cut the health of several banks and Faering Capital, are in ad- growth capital while also fax, which entered Indian in-
present occupant of the 18th-
floor corner office at the RBI,
bankers are still guessing.
in repo rate
Allowed on-tap
restructuring of
stressed MSME loans
and finance companies as bad
loans in India continues to be
the highest among large eco-
No plan for vanced talks to invest $80-100
million in three-year-old on-
line insurance startup Digit at
meeting the FDI cap of 49% as
all three firms are considered
domestic investors.
surance in 2001 by forming a
JV with ICICI Bank, recent-
ly completely exited that in-
licensing of small
In terms of his ability to
engage with various stake- finance banks TOP CHALLENGES nomies. While Das has assu-
red that he will keep liquidity edu loan a valuation of $800-900 mil-
lion, according to three sourc-
Excluding premium
from crop insurance, Digit
vestment to focus on Digit
according to regulations.
holders, Das has been like no STUCK TO GUNS ON... Reviving growth and sticking easy for “as long as it takes” es familiar with the develop- has seen a 100% growth rate. In the online insurance
other governor. He has met
with every group—bankers, Retirement age for CEOs
to 4% inflation target
Ensuring on-time resolution
for growth to revive, he will
have to reckon with inflation
waiver: Govt ment. This will be the first ex-
ternal round for the startup,
In 2018-19, its first full year of
operations, the company re-
space, Digit competes with
players like Acko, which is
NBFCs, cooperatives, associ- at 75, forcing IndusInd crossing RBI’s mandated 4%. launched by insurance indus-
and HDFC Bank to identify of DHFL insolvency — the first in
ations and employees—and Those within the RBI have try veteran Kamesh Goyal
successors for their CEOs finance sector Excluding premium from crop
heard them out. He has re- seen too much excitement in Chennai: The government on along with Canadian billio-
sponded to industry issues, Forced banks to make Complete PMC Bank resolution recent years. Former gover- Monday said there was no pro- naire Prem Watsa’s Fairfax insurance, Digit has seen a 100%
particularly those relating to accelerated provisions without causing collateral damage nor of Bank of England Mer- posal for a waiv- Holdings, who have invested growth rate. In 2018-19, first full
liquidity in NBFCs and stress for stressed assets under to other institutions vyn King had in 2000 descri- er of education- over $140 million since 2017
in MSMEs. Das has also held bed “being boring” as a mea- al loans, even as across multiple rounds.
year of operations, it recorded
June 7 circular Getting PSBs to exit prompt
his ground on several regula- sure of a central banker’s there is a grow- The interest in Digit, premium income of $172 million
Did not give in to persistent corrective action framework
tory issues. He has addressed success. Das’s ability to move ing demand for which has emerged as the
a decade-long employee grie- demands for a liquidity and preventing private lenders ahead without ruffling feat- it. With rising fasted growing general in- corded a premium income backed by investors like
vance relating to pension is- window for NBFCs from coming under stress hers brings in the right amo- unemployment at a time when surance player in the coun- of $172 million. Although Flipkart’s Binny Bansal and
sues and has launched Ut- unt of “boring” to the central the country is witnessing an try, is expected to do a busi- the company adopts a multi- Infosys’ co-founder Naraya-
karsh 2022—a medium-term ferences with the finance mini- ed for central bankers. Insiders bank. When it comes to outco- unprecedented economic ness of $250-280 million in channel distribution strate- na Murthy’s Catamaran
strategic framework for the stry. After a tumultuous year, describe their diminutive chief mes, Das has demonstrated slowdown, the clamour for premiums this year. “The gy that includes agents, cor- Ventures besides venture
RBI, which aims at impro- which saw an all-out battle bet- as being “very endearing”, who that despite not being an eco- waiver of outstanding dues transaction is waiting for porate agents and banks the firms like SAIF Partners
ving trust in the central bank. ween former governor Urjit Pa- is able to listen to all stakehol- nomist, like most of his pre- from borrowers of education- regulatory approval and it interaction and process is and Accel India. It recently
Das has also deftly sidestep- tel and the finance ministry ders and yet take a completely decessors, by having skin in al loans is rising. The unem- is almost finalised,” said completely paperless. It has raised capital from Ascent
ped the sovereign bond issue- over the independence of RBI, independent decision. the game, he can identify ployment rate in the country one of the sources men- recently signed up with Ka- Capital and is said to be val-
—at which the RBI has had dif- Das’s term has been more relax- RBI governors have a stress points in the economy. is at 7.5%, according to Centre tioned above. Interestingly, rur Vysya Bank for distri- ued close to $300 million.
for Monitoring Indian Econo- senior and top mid-manage- bution and is expected to Digit has been able to
my, while the GDP growth ment are understood to be partner CSB Bank where build a significant lead in the

SBI, HDFC Bank cut lending rates

stands at 4.5% — the slowest putting in $4-6 million in Di- Watsa has a strategic stake. market even though it is not
in more than six years. git, according to the second Digit’s co-founder Goyal expected to be a winner-
According to data provided source mentioned above. has nearly three decades of takes-all industry. While
by PSU banks, in the last three Email queries sent to Di- experience in the insurance Acko did premiums of about
TIMES NEWS NETWORK not linked to the repo-linked decision by the RBI to hold in- debt market segments has be- years, the number of outstand- git, A91, TVS Capital and Faer- space, which included head- Rs 42 crore in September 2019,
lending rate. The revision in terest rates in its recent mo- en swift and has ranged from ing education loans had in- ing did not elicit a response at ing Bajaj Allianz’s insur- Digit did about Rs 233 crore,
Mumbai: SBI—the country’s the benchmark follows a reduc- netary policy. According to 137bps (overnight call money creased from 67,686 crore to the time of filing this report. ance operations in India be- according to IRDAI website.
largest lender—and HDFC tion in the bank’s cost of funds. the RBI, its earlier rate market) to 218bps (3-month 75,451 crore. “More than 90% of
Bank, the largest in the private HDFC Bank reduced its cuts are yet to be passed on to commercial paper of non- these accounts are standard as

Bharti Realty talks to French

sector, have reduced their len- MCR for all tenures by 15 borrowers. As against the cu- banking finance companies). on March, 31 2019. Data linking
ding rates. SBI on Monday said basis points. This comes clo- mulative reduction in the po- “Transmission to the go- education loans sanctioned by
that it has reduced its marginal se on the heels of a 10-basis po- licy repo rate by 135 bps du- vernment securities market banks with securing of jobs is
cost of lending rate (MCLR) for int reduction in the bench- ring February-October 2019, has been 113bps for yields on not centrally maintained.
the eighth consecutive time
this year. Following the revi-
sion the one year MCLR comes
mark rate by the bank last
month. After the latest cut,
the bank’s one year MCLR
the one-year median margi-
nal cost of funds-based len-
ding rate (MCLR) has decli-
five-year government securi-
ties and 89bps for yields on 10-
year government securities,”
Banks have been sensitised to
adopt a non-coercive strategy
for recovery of education loans.
chain Lafayette for 1st store
down to 7.9% from 8%. stands at 8.15%, while for two ned by 49 basis points. Das said. According to ban- Further, there is no proposal med into an office complex, hip store in Boulevard Hauss-
The move will bring down years it will be 8.25%. RBI governor Shaktikan- kers, the movement of yields under consideration for waiver Bharti Realty has started bu- mann in Paris, operates sto-
interest rates for those who ha- The cuts in interest rates ta Das had last week said that in the money market are a po- of education loans, finance New Delhi: Bharti Realty, a ilding another commercial res in several countries and is
ve availed of home loans before by two of the largest banks in transmission to various mo- inter to how interest rates minister Nirmala Sitharaman part of the Bharti Group, is development project of over currently on an expansion
October and whose loans are the country come despite a ney market and corporate will move for customers. told the Lok Sabha in a reply. in talks with France’s up- 12 million square feet area in spree in China where it plans
market department chain the vicinity, which it plans to to open 10 stores by 2025.
Galeries Lafayette for its first turn into a retail and com- Apple, which currently

6 of 10 richest realtors from Mumbai: Survey

store in India. The company mercial hub. It has also come runs franchise-owned sto-
has also held discussions up with a similar property res in India, has reportedly
with Cupertino-based tech based on mix use develop- closed in on Mumbai to open
giant Apple for what could be ment in Gurugram on Golf its first company-owned sto-

Godrej’s Smita ha Group) with a net worth of

Rs 31,960 crore. MLA LODHA NO. 1
ted only one name while Beng-
aluru offered two.
run Report, said if India has to
achieve $5 trillion economy, it
the iPhone maker’s second
flagship store in the country It has also held
re in the range of 20,000 to
25,000 square feet, similar to
The second wealthiest bu- Net Worth in `Cr The report said, “In a year needs to have many more real- to be located at Aerocity near discussions with the flagship stores it opera-
Crisna Richest ilder is Rajiv Singh of Delhi-
based DLF Limited with Rs
when the Indian real estate by
and large faced multiple chal-
tor billionaires. He said Indian
real estate is set to a transfor-
IGI Airport, sources said.
Bharti Realty, the real es-
Apple for what tes in some other markets.
The company, which has
Mangal Prabhat Lodha & fly 31,960 could be the
Woman Builder 25,080 crore. Niranjan Hira-
nandani (4), C L Raheja & fa- Rajiv Singh (DLF) 25,080
lenges—from slowdown to
funds crunch to spotty de-
mation owing to multiple fac-
tors including having leaders
tate arm of Bharti Group,
has developed Aerocity into iPhone maker’s
been wanting to open fully-
owned stores in India, got a
TIMES NEWS NETWORK mily (5), Vikas Oberoi (6), Sub- Jitendra Virwani (Embassy) 24,750 mand—the average wealth of with proven expertise, credib- a retail and F&B hub on land 2nd flagship store boost when the government
hash Runwal & family (9) and top 100 richest Indians from the le brand and deep pockets to taken on lease from GMR in the country amended rules for single-
Niranjan Hiranandani 17,030
T he richest property deve-
lopers are in Mumbai.
The Grohe Hurun India Real
Ajay Piramal & family (10) are
among the Mumbai-based bu-
ilders in the top ten list.
Chandru Raheja & family 15,480
sector increased by 16%.’’ In
2019, the number of billionai-
res increased to 9 from 7 in 2018.
innovate and inspire.
Eight women make it to
the Rich List in 2019. The av-
Group. The move comes
against the backdrop of
American chain of luxury
Course extension road that
will be a mix of commercial
brand licenceholders in Au-
gust. While India requires
companies applying for 51%
Vikas Oberoi 13,910
Estate Rich List 2019 released Smita V Crishna of Godrej The report said that total erage age of the individuals department stores Saks space along with a range of foreign direct investment
on Monday shows that six of Properties is listed as the ri- Raja Bagmane 9,960 wealth of Lodha family incre- in the list is 59, revealed the re- Fifth Avenue pulling the retail and culinary giants. (FDI) in single-brand retai-
the ten wealthiest realtors are chest woman on the 2019 Real Surendra Hiranandani 9,720 ased by 18% during 2019. Rajiv port. Six individuals under plug on its plan to open its While a Bharti Realty spo- ling to locally source 30% of
from India’s financial capital. Estate Rich list with a fortune Singh’s wealth in 2019 increa- the age of 40 and three above first Indian store in Aeroci- kesperson declined to com- the products they sell in the
Heading the list for the third of Rs 3,560 crore. Subhash Runwal & family 7,100 sed by 42% to Rs 25,080 crore the age of 80 also made to the ty after its talks of a part- ment for this story, question- country, it tweaked the
consecutive year is BJP MLA Three cities—Mumbai, Ajay Piramal & family 6,560 as compared to 2018 and there- list. With a net worth of Rs 740 nership with Aditya Birla naires emailed to Galeries norms to include exports
from south Mumbai’s Mala- New Delhi and Bengaluru—a- by improved his ranking by crore, the youngest on the list Fashion Retail fell through. Lafayette and Apple India by and contract manufactu-
bar Hill constituency, Mangal re home to 75% of the rich list. atured on the list of top 100 one point to number two. is Jupally Ramu Rao and Ju- While the complex origi- TOI did not elicit responses. ring among the mandatory
Prabhat Lodha & family of Delhi and Bengaluru acco- and in the top 10 wealthiest Speaking at the launch, Ru- pally Shyam Rao (33) of My nally meant for Saks Fifth Family-owned Galeries 30% local sourcing norm
Macrotech Developers (Lod- unted for 19 residents, each fe- persons, Delhi-NCR contribu- pert Hoogewerf, Founder, Hu- Home Constructions. Avenue has been transfor- Lafayette, which has its flags- over a period of five years.

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800 Amp, 26.3 KA ,E2 / M2 Class with necessary Electrical Civil & work for
1. The Bid d o c u m e n t s w i l l be a v a i l a b l e in t h e w e b s i t e :
www .tendersodisha from 10.00 AM of 11.12 .2019 to 5 .00 PM of
paise up at 71.04 against the
US dollar on Monday amid
1. Construction Of Underpass (RUB) on Surat- Kadodara Road 7138.01 "Planet Earth Pavilion Substation " with buy-back of existing 11 KV , HT VCB 30.12.2019 for online bidding.
( Discarded NH-6) Km 8/4 to 17/4 near Kadodara Junction @ Ch.
17/350, Crossing Nh-48 Between Ch. 16/6 to 18/2 Dist. Surat.
system under Science City,Ahmedabad.
Tender is published on our website . Interested
2. Bids shall be received only on "on line' on or before 5.00 PM of 30.12.2019
3. Bids received on line shall be opened at 11.30 Hours on 31.12.2019 in
softening crude oil prices
and weakening of the
greenback vis-a-vis other
Bid documents will be available on website : www .rnb. norocure .com up to 18.00 Part ies may read and download tender documents or purchase from GCSC the office of the Engineer-in-Chief (Civil), Nirmana Saudha , Unit-V , currencies overseas. Fresh TIMES NEWS NETWORK
hrs on work date 30/12/2019 Only notice will be available on the website of state office during office hours. The last date of submission of duly filled in bids is Dt. Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
foreign fund inflows and
Government www .statetenders .com. For further details please visit our web site 19/12/2019 up to 05.00pm. All other terms and conditions remain unchanged
Sd/- positive developments on Mumbai: The Times of In-
mentioned above . Executive Director the US-China trade front dia’s printing units at Sahi-
Chief Eng ineer
No.: Mahiti-Surat /1 132/2019 Dt: 10 December, 2019 GCSC , Ahmedabad 34003/11/0010119-20 World Bank Projects , Odisha also propped up the local babad and Kandivali were
unit, forex traders said. PTI among the recipients of the
prestigious Greentech Safe-
ty Awards, which is pre-
ECONo i c TllVIES.cOM r I r 1
M sented to corporates for
c-NIT No. : 23/ SE(EC)IWS/KMDA of 2019-20 (3rd Call) their sustained efforts to-
E91C wards safety at workplaces.
A!n w=
e-NIT is invited by the Superintending Engineer East Circle W&S
Sector , KMDA , Unnayan Bhavan , 2nd Floor , Block-C , Salt Lake City, The awards were handed
Kolkata - 700 091 from reliable , experi enced and res o u r c ef u over by the former chief
NOTIC E INVITING R E - E - T E N D E R S contractors for the following works : SI. No.; Name of w o r k s : justice of India, Dipak Mis-
Percentage Rate Re-E-tenders , under Two Bid System are invited for the Estimated Amount; Earnest Money; Time of Completion : (1) Suppl y icg ra, during the 18th Annual
following Repair & Maintenance works:- and laying 1400 mm dia M.S. pipe conduit to be prepared from 14 mm Greentech Occupational
thick M.S. plate by pi pe jacking technique including supply ing and Health, Safety and Disaster
1. Repair and Maintenance /ARM Civil Works for various associated lay ing of 1000 mm dia (ID) M.S. Raw water rising main within t h o Management Conference
buildings with Regional Office, Ahmedabad (Group- 11). conduit to be prepared from 12 mm thick M.S. plate accroso and organised recently in New
2. Repair and Maintenance /ARM Electrical Works for various underneath the Jashore Road, BT Road , Sealdah main Railway Line . Delhi.
associated buildings including Regional Office , Ahmedabad. Sealdah Bangaon Railway line and Dum Dum Road at 5 Nos. location The printing units were
I Details , eligibility criteria , schedule and other terms &
including temporary and permanent road restoration and ancillary
presented the prestigious
I work including shifting of existing u t i l i t i e s; Rs. 8 , 34 ,00 , 875
conditions of each tender can be viewed and downloaded from Rs. 16, 68, 018/-; 210 days. (2) Construction of structural p ipe carry ing
awards along with other for the above said works and corporates, including
bridge over Bagjola Khal at 5 Nos. location near Kamarhati W I P .
ONGC, HPCL, Godrej Con-

can be submitted till 02/01/2020 at 01:00 PM. Promodh Nagar , Sealdah Bangaon Railway line Dum Dum Road r ex
struction Projects, Adani,
Nagarbazar including supp l y and lay ing of 1000 mm dia M.S. r avr
ESIC reserves the right to make any alteration / modification in the etc. Awards were also given
water rising main from Mallick Bari Intake Jetty to Bangur Aven.jc
Tender/s document/s or scrap the tender/s at any stage without WTP ; Rs. 1,82, 23,261/-; Rs. 3 ,64,465/-; 180 days. Last date & time in individual capacity to
assigning any reason. Time extension / Clarification / Addendum / of submission of bids online is : 03.01.2020 at 18 50 hrs For d et a d ; some HSE (health, safety

Corrigendum, if any, shall be published in above mentioned p lease contact the above office or visit both of our w e bsites and environment) profes-
websites only. Kr.11; ^..'T E37A .Cc nt ad 7 sionals, who went beyond
Regional Director their call of duty to ensure
safety at their workplace.


Government of Odisha
Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production
Tel No. (06766) 255453 , e-Mail ID
Notice No. DE-AGR- IT-4/ 19-20 -1537
GET YOUR MONEY TO WORK FOR YOU. "e " Procurement Notice
Invitation for Expression of Interest (Eol)
Identification No- 02 EMIC (KJR/2019-20)
The Superintending Engineer , E.M.I. Circle , Keonjhar on behalf of Governor of Odisha invites PHYSICAL VERIFICATION OF AGRO MACHINERIES &