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Lucknow Metro economy, says Rajan deported: Kiren Rijiju the jaws of defeat
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Modi-Xi meet flags forward Journalist Gauri Lankesh
looking ties, border peace shot dead in Bengaluru
Attacked by unidentified assailants outside her house
Close shave for 108 as Talks underscored the need to avoid recurrence of Doklam-type crisis Staff Reporter in Rajarajeshwari Nagar who
aircraft skids off taxiway Bengaluru spoke to The Hindu on con-
KOCHI Atul Aneja a Monday joint statement Nationally renowned journ- dition of anonymity said:
As many as 102 passengers XIAMEN from the BRICS summit, alist and activist Gauri There were multiple
and six crew members of the Looking beyond the Doklam which for the first time poin- Lankesh, known for her rounds of firing. Initially, we
Air India Express flight IX 452 crisis, India and China on ted to a convergence firebrand writing on social thought that someone was
from Abu Dhabi had a lucky Tuesday decided to open a between India and China on issues, was shot dead by bursting firecrackers. But
escape after the aeroplane new forward looking international terrorism. unidentified assailants, right when we came out of our
skidded off the taxiway in the round of engagement, outside her residence at Raja apartment, we were
early hours of Tuesday. The anchored by fresh mechan- Strong contact Rajeshwari Nagar in West Gauri Lankesh shocked to see that she was
planes back wheels jumped isms to ensure calm at the Mr. Jaishankar said the two Bengaluru on Tuesday. lying down. I called for the
off the taxiway into the borders. leaders agreed that efforts She was 55. the assailants were waiting ambulance immediately.
nearby drain but the With the recently re- should be made to ensure Ms. Lankesh who owned in a two-wheeler, they are As soon as news spread,
passengers were evacuated solved standoff in the Sikkim that defence and security and edited Gauri Lankesh, a not sure how many were shocked friends and relat-
through the front door. sector as the touchstone, (personnel) must maintain renowned Kannada weekly, present and how they got ives rushed to the spot. Hun-
Prime Minister Narendra strong contact and coopera- had got out of her car to away from the scene of dreds of activists, from
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD Modi and President Xi Jin- tion at the borders. In a open the gate of her house, crime. across the country, ex-
ping, during their one-on- veiled reference to the Dok- around 8 p.m., when the as- An eyewitness, however, pressed their grief and shock
one meeting, agreed to es- Shot in the arm: Xi Jinping greets Narendra Modi on the lam face-off, he stressed that sailants fired four rounds at said there were three on social media and televi-
tablish new ways to prevent sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Xiamen on Tuesday. AFP * regular contacts at the fron- her from point blank range, assailants. sion channels.
the recurrence of such incid- tiers were necessary to en- police said. The police are analysing Her brother Indrajith
ents. ing Measures (CBMs), rather chorage capable of with- sure that [the] sort of situ- She was hit by three bul- footage from two CCTV cam- Lankesh, also a journalist,
than fresh ideas to resolve standing the regional head- ation which happened lets, two on the chest and eras installed at her house demanded a CBI probe.
CBMs at border the festering boundary dis- winds that India and China recently should not recur. one on the temple, and died and believe that they may Meanwhile, CM Siddara-
From foreign secretary S. pute between the two are likely to encounter in the on the spot. Four empty hold vital clues. They said maiah condemned the incid-
Jaishankars brief interaction countries. future, as they deepen their CONTINUED ON A PAGE 10
cartridges were found at the she had not complained to ent and ordered a probe.
with the media after the Analysts say that it re- ties in the Indian Ocean and scene of crime leading the the police of any threats to
meeting, it appeared that mains to be seen whether the Asia-Pacific. MODIS NOBLE COMMITMENTS police to believe that in total her life and did not seek se- THE EDITOR WHO NEVER
OPPORTUNITIES A PAGE 2 the focus of the bilateral was the constructive start at The meeting between the FOR BRICS A PAGE 11 four shots were fired. curity. MINCED WORDS A PAGE 7
DELHI METRO A 6 PAGES on border Confidence Build- Xiamen will yield solid an- two leaders took place after BACK ON TRACK A EDITORIAL While the police believe A resident of the locality SEE ALSO A DELHI METRO PAGE 1


Send off, Mumbai style CMC halts

More likes for AAP after
over NEET social media makeover
Ramya Kannan
CHENNAI Partys social media presence now marked by less negativity
The Christian Medical Col-
lege (CMC) in Vellore has Damini Nath sionate volunteers, AAP
decided to suspend admis-
NEW DELHI leader Ashutosh said.
sions to its MBBS and super For a long time, the Aam After the municipal elec-
specialities courses for Aadmi Partys social media tions, which the BJP swept,
2017-2018 as it is unable to presence was characterised the partys social media
follow its established ad- by adversarial posts that tar- team analysed its commu-
mission process after the geted the BJP and, in partic- nications, said Arvind Jha,
National Entrance cum Eli- ular, Prime Minister Naren- who heads it. We found
gibility Test (NEET) be- dra Modi. But a recent that the good work of the
came operational. switch to humour and more Delhi government in educa-
positive content seems to be tion and health was not
One candidate in MBBS paying dividends. reaching the people, he
It will admit just one The AAPs losses in the said.
candidate in MBBS and one Punjab Assembly polls in One of the first things to
student in super specialit- March and the municipal change was Chief Minister
ies owing to prior commit- polls in Delhi in April forced Arvind Kejriwals Twitter us-
ments. As a result, 99 seats a rethink, as its Facebook even the official Narendra age. It went down from 25-
in MBBS and 61 in the su- page had begun receiving far Modi page. Facebook data 26 tweets a day to 17-18. But
per specialities will not be too many critical comments, shared by the AAP show the the lower frequency in-
filled, the CMCs Council party sources said. partys FB page had 7.60 creased the reach of the
decided on Saturday. By the time the AAP won lakh engagements from Au- tweets.
The move is seen as a in the Bawana by-election to gust 27 till September 2, Secondly, the party boos-
consequence of the post- the Delhi Assembly on Au- while Mr. Modis page had ted video content. We are
NEET scenario where the gust 28, its social media 6.99 lakh. That said, Mr. posting 35% more videos
government decreed that strategy had undergone a Modis page is by far the now, Mr. Jha said. On Au-
all admissions to medical sea change. most liked, with 42.9 mil- gust 31, following news that
courses would be filled up lion likes, to the AAPs 3.1 99% of demonetised notes
through single window More likes million. had returned to the RBI, the
counselling on the basis of Recently, for the first time, They [the BJP] have party posted a video:
NEET marks. the AAPs Facebook page salaried warriors who are Arvind Kejriwal was right
Seeking blessings:The Ganpati idol from Ganesh Galli, known as Mumbaicha Raja, being taken for immersion as curtains were saw more likes and more just performing a task. They about demonetisation. It
drawn on the 10-day fest on Tuesday. ARUNANGSU ROY CHOWDHURY * CONTINUED ON A PAGE 10 click-throughs on links than cant compete with our pas- got over 4.96 lakh views.

Girl playing Blue Whale

jumps into lake, rescued
Teen repeatedly asked cops to let her die
Mohammed Iqbal
JAIPUR Student rescued
A 17-year-old-girl who had a Correspondent
blue whale carved on her Cuttack
arm was rescued by the po- An engineering student
lice after she tried to kill her- hooked to the deadly Blue
self by jumping into the Kay- Whale game has been res-
lana lake on the outskirts of cued, counselled and
Jodhpur, late on Monday handed over to his parents
night. The girl apparently by the police in Cuttack.
wanted to complete the final The police came to know
task of the Blue Whale Chal- about the student through
lenge online game by end- an SMS from his friend, stat-
ing her life. ing that the third-year stu-
The girl told the police- dent was in a depressed
men that her mother would state of mind for the last
die and her family would be several days.
in trouble if she did not
complete the games final When the call was answered
challenge. by a stranger, they pan-
The girl repeatedly icked. They rushed to the
asked the policemen to let police station with a missing
her jump [into water], and persons complaint and a
requested them not to in- hunt was launched for the
form her family members, girl.
Lekhraj Sihag, the SHO of Shortly after, the girl was
the Rajiv Gandhi Nagar po- spotted riding her motor-
lice station, said. cycle around the Kaylana
lake on Jaisalmer Road. Mr.
Soldiers daughter Sihag said the police team
The girl, reportedly the repeatedly called out to her
daughter of a BSF soldier and asked her to come back
and a resident of Mandore but she rushed to the cliff
in Jodhpur city, had left her and jumped into the lake. A
home on Monday night on group of divers in the vicin-
the pretext of going to the ity rescued the girl from the
market. When she did not lake.
return, her parents called The police handed her
her on her mobile phone. over to her family.




Upskilling is the The crucial early days

increasing his/her visibility in
the organisation.
cialising, you build a rapport
with people and this will help
garners respect and accept-
ance across the organisation.

deciding factor
To increase visibility, in the longer run, while work- Therefore, dont just sit back
organisational heres a five-step strategy. ing together towards achiev- and wait but be readily
culture quickly 1. Always wear a smile: A
smile is an ice- breaker that
ing a common goal.
3. Strengthen your rela-
5. Find a mentor at the
makes the helps you connect with tionship with everyone: Bey- workplace: As even Batman/
process of people, instantly.
It ensures a pleasing per-
ond socialising, its important
to strengthen relationships to
Bruce Wayne needed an Al-
fred to guide him, every indi-
Business battles are fiercely fought and won not in markets, but training rooms integration easier sonality and enables people make the bond more pro- vidual requires a mentor for
to remember you for a longer found. guidance. Hence, it is essen-
Teja Gudluru
time. Generally, smiling em- All you need to do is: share tial for new employees to
ployees come across as more workload, present ideas and seek help from seniors in the

he first day for a new likeable and friendly there- encourage motivation initial phase to overcome
entrant in an organisa- fore. amongst peers. Doing these shortcomings.
tion is always exciting. 2. Socialise with co-work- ensures acceptance, making A new employee should
He or she is ready to put in ers: For new entrants, it is you an integral part of the never be reticent in asking for
diligent efforts and is keen on important to touch base with organisation. help wherever required. In-
finding out-of-the-box meth- co-workers. In other words, 4. Be available for assign- stead, he must seek assist-
ods, to make a mark. begin interaction at an early ments: One must be ready for ance with unflinching confid-
Yet, its also a nerve-wreck- stage, without any delay. This any assignment as a begin- ence, so that co-workers help
ing time, as the new entrant assists in understanding the ner. He or she should proact- him/her proactively.
is not familiar with organisa- people around you, their ively show interest in taking (Teja Gudluru is Chief
tional culture. To combat this working style and thought up new challenges and tasks Executive Officer and
problem, the new entrant process, ultimately leading to that not only positions them Founder at UDO)
should straightaway work on increased engagement. By so- in the limelight but also


ufacturing, supply chain and Upskilling is not about get- den costs such as the cost of
Aditya Narayan Mishra after-sales services, are per- ting people to attend a train- recruiting a new person, in-
formed with almost com- ing programme. One of the ducting and training him or

ith the advent of plete reliance on IT tools. major impediments to up- her, besides the severance
smart phones, Therefore, employees skilling is making employees pay. Apart from these costs,
cloud computing should be savvy in using IT accept the fact that the train- the performance of new
and social networks, even tools. Asking employees to ing is for their good and they hires may pose a risk to the
the everyday and mundane take advantage of IT tools must use the acquired know- companys reputation.
aspects of our lives have and deliver more in terms of ledge to take on more re- If the employee is willing
changed dramatically. The volume is the order of the sponsibilities. For these pro- to learn and apply the newly-
way we book our tickets for day. Upskilling and retrain- grammes to succeed, leaders acquired skills, the leader-
an outstation journey, plan ing employees have never be have to drive this change ship must create an environ-
and organise our stay, hail a so important as it is now. from the front. ment in which the employ-
cab, buy groceries, look for a Naturally, this need is felt As the pace of conducting ees know what is coming
restaurant, plan a visit to a the most in the IT sector, business has increased and get a fair chance to ex-
friend and conduct many where engineers have to greatly, organisations tend to plore the opportunity of ac-
other day-to-day activities constantly learn new techno- look for ready-made talent. quiring new skills, take on
has changed. logies and apply them in At times, they look for an in- new challenges and get up-
Similarly, almost every solving business problems. stant solution, pretty much dated with the times they
business process has been However, in all other sectors like having a noodle in two live in. The leadership must
deeply impacted by digital too, upskilling is necessary minutes. be transparent and build an
technologies. Various func- to reduce the cycle time and They run a few training environment of trust
tions carried out across the increase the number of tasks programmes and hope that between the employees and
organisation by employees0, employees do on a typical their employees would be their managers such that the
right from the CEO to the ju- day. able to deliver the expected need of upskilling does not
nior-most executive, have Upskilling is not easy. results immediately after the come as a shock. Its highly
undergone a sea change. For The technological training. Patience is a virtue, desirable that the employee
communication, social me- changes around us have but not found aplenty be- sees the need of upskilling
dia, video, online notice been rapid. While trying to cause of the extraordinarily and looks for avenues to stay
boards, chats and webinars keep pace with them, we high demands on the busi- relevant.
are used extensively. Online face many challenges. One, ness. Hence, this is the Organisational culture
tools are used to invite learning ability varies from biggest impediment com- plays an important role in
vendors, compare proposals person to person. All organ- panies will encounter on the this area.
and place orders. isations do not have the path to upskilling. When an (Aditya Narayan Mishra is
All functions in the com- bandwidth to retrain em- organisation lays off employ- Chief Executive Officer at
pany, including human re- ployees to enable them take ees whose skills are out- CIEL HR Services)
sources, finance, sales, man- on new tasks. dated, there are many hid-


On learning
e now accept the Involve me and I learn." Pablo Picasso **

W fact that learning is

a lifelong process of
keeping abreast of change.
Benjamin Franklin
Education consists
We learn geology the
morning after the
Education is what re-
mains after one has forgot-
ten what one has learned in
And the most pressing task is mainly of what we have un- earthquake. school.
to teach people how to learned. Mark Twain Emerson Albert Einstein
learn." ** ** **
Peter F. Drucker I am always doing that In the end we retain Leadership and learning
** which I can not do, in order from our studies only that are indispensable to each
"Tell me and I forget. that I may learn how to do which we practically apply. other.
Teach me and I remember. it. Goethe John F. Kennedy




Heavy rain
Alert keyman averts
DELHI Timings
Wednesday, September 06
RISE 06:02 SET 18:37
RISE 18:50 SET 05:49
Jharsuguda airport to forecast in
Thursday, September 07
RISE 06:02 SET 18:36
RISE 19:29 SET 06:47 be operational soon
Press trust of india
train mishap in Tripura
Friday, September 08
RISE 06:03 SET 18:34
The Met department on
RPF launches probe; damaged track repaired
RISE 20:07 SET 07:46 Tuesday forecast heavy
Work on airstrips at Jeypore, Utkela to be expedited rain at isolated places in Syed Sajjad Ali and injuries, a railway offi- leaving a few people injured.
sub-Himalayan West Agartala cial told The Hindu here on People travelling on this
Staff Reporter to develop the Jharsuguda months. The Biju Patnaik In- Bengal till Wednesday to A train accident was averted Tuesday. route have demanded set-
BHUBANESWAR airstrip into a full-fledged ternational Airport, be followed by fairly wide- along the Agartala-Udaipur The Northeast Frontier ting up of security posts at
Regional air connectivity in airport by April 2018. Bhubaneswar, has been spread rain in the region route in south Tripura on Railway (NFR) did not issue regular intervals along the
Odisha is set to get a boost identified to serve as the in the next three days. Monday after an alert key- a statement on the incident track. They have also told
with the Jharsuguda airport Financial support mentor airport. The southern districts man informed the rail but it is learnt that the Rail- authorities to run pilot en-
likely to be made opera- Odisha is providing both Around 44 security and of the State are likely to ex- traffic control to immedi- way Protection Force (RPF) gines to ensure that the
tional by next month. manpower and financial nine fire service personnel perience scattered rain in ately stop the train. has launched a probe into tracks are safe for trains.
Flights will start operat- support to make the RCS vi- will be deployed at each the next two days, after The keyman found that the possible sabotage.
ing from Jharsuguda as part able during the initial airport. which the intensity may plates, screws and nuts from The railway official said Hoax call
of the regional connectivity period. increase to fairly wide- a section of the track had the damage on the track was PTI adds from Kolkata: A
scheme (RCS), the first The government had Regional connectivity spread rain till September been removed in Bisramganj repaired on a war footing to hoax call claiming that a
among five airports in the pledged its support by redu- According to the State gov- 9. area of Sepahijala district. restart services on the route. bomb had been kept in
State to be selected under cing the Value Added Tax ernment, routes like The metropolis did not If the concerned key- Passenger trains running Howrah-CST Mumbai 12860
the UDAN scheme. from 5% to 1% and providing Bhubaneswar-Utkela, record any precipitation man was not doing his daily on the Agartala-Udaipur- Up Gitanjali Express delayed
20% of the viable gap fund- Utklela-Raipur, till this morning, even as inspection of the tracks, the Agartala route have been at- the train for over half an
Preparations reviewed ing. Bhubaneswar-Jeypore, high relative humidity local passenger train would tacked with stones a number hour on Tuesday as it was
Swine flu deaths A State-level coordination
and monitoring committee
The government is con-
tributing to the airport de-
Jharsuguda-Ranchi and
caused discomfort among have met with with an acci- of times in the past by thoroughly checked before
the citizens. dent resulting in loss of lives unidentified miscreants, and restarting its journey.
Press trust of india meeting chaired by Chief velopment by providing Bhubaneswar-Rourkela have
Bhubaneswar Secretary Aditya Prasad land, security and fire ser- been suggested for regional
The swine flu death toll in Padhi on Tuesday reviewed vices. connectivity.
Odisha rose to 38 with two the preparations. Mr. Padhi has directed The government will
more persons succumbing The Airports Authority of that development of air- provide subsidies and finan-
to the H1N1 virus in the India had signed a memor- strips at Jeypore and Utkela cial assistance for regional
State capital, official andum of understanding be expedited and make air connectivity as part of its
sources said. with the State government them ready within five Make in Odisha initiative.

Students death casts a pall

on Teachers Day in Ganjam
Staff Reporter was triggered when a
tractor loaded with sand
The death of a student in an rammed the boundary wall.
accident on the campus To observe Teachers
dampened the Teachers Day, several children along
Day celebrations at a school with the victim had reached
in Ganjam district of Odisha the school premises early in
on Tuesday. the morning. Some of them
Balaji Gouda, a Class VII were playing or decorating
student of an upper primary the campus when tragedy
school in Bania, died on the struck around 7-30 a.m. The
spot when a portion of the victim was standing behind
school boundary wall col- the portion of the wall
lapsed on him. The cave-in which was hit by the tractor.

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CBI to conduct lie-detection CBI books Hoodas ex-PS,
tests on Shimla suspects family in assets case
Murari Lal Tayal is also being probed in Manesar land scam
Why no action against The rape case has created a furore in Himachal which goes to polls later this year Special Correspondent and his family members, the as the stocks of Kappac
Radhe Maa: HC asks SSP NEW DELHI CBI said they owned 10 flats, Pharma are declared to be
CHANDIGARH Special Correspondent posed of in a forest close to The Central Bureau of In- commercial properties and penny stocks. The Income-
The Punjab and Haryana High NEW DELHI Kotkhai in Shimla district. vestigation has registered a agricultural land in Gur- Tax Department has already
Court on Tuesday issued a The Central Bureau of In- Her body was discovered case against Murari Lal gaon. While one plot is loc- reported such purchase of
notice against the SSP of vestigation has got a court two days later. Tayal, the then Principal ated in Punjabs Multanpur, shares to be sham and bogus
Kapurthala district asking approval for conducting lie- The rape case has created Secretary to former Haryana a house worth 1.46 crore is and to launder black money
why contempt proceedings detection tests on five sus- a furore in the State which Chief Minister Bhupinder in Chandigarh, another flat into books of assessee, said
should not be initiated pects in the Kotkhai gang- goes to polls later this year. Singh Hooda, and his family in the posh Defence Colony the agency.
against him for failing to act rape and murder case in Hi- As directed by the Hi- members for allegedly area of Delhi and yet an- The CBI, in the FIR, said
on a complaint against self- machal Pradeshs Shimla machal Pradesh High Court, amassing assets worth about other flat in Haryanas that Mr. Tayal had re-
styled godwoman about two months ago. the CBI registered two 10 crore disproportionate Manesar. The agency has portedly acquired several
Sukhwinder Kaur alias Radhe The Shimla Police had ar- cases, including one related to his known sources of evaluated these assets as cu- other immovable and mov-
Maa. The matter will now be rested Ashish Chauhan, Ra- to the custodial death of income. mulatively worth 17.64 able properties, which could
heard on October 13. PTI jender Singh, Subash Singh Suraj. The agency has named crore. be ascertained during
Bisht, Deepak, Lok Jung and The agency recently ar- the retired IAS officials wife investigation.
Girl washed away in Reasi Suraj Singh for their alleged rested the then Inspector- Savita Tayal, son Kartik, Movable assets Mr. Tayal had joined as
district; another saved involvement. Suraj later ABVP activists staging a protest against the police in Shimla. General of Police, the daughter Malvika and a com- The movable assets include the IAS official in 1976 and
JAMMU died in police custody. * FILE PHOTO PTI Deputy Superintendent of pany, Kappac Pharma Lim- jewellery, vehicles, fixed de- was allocated the Haryana
A 16-year-old girl was on The CBI will conduct Police and six other police ited, as accused in the FIR. posits and bank balances of cadre.
Tuesday washed away while polygraph test on the five involvement. school girl was kidnapped, officers in connection with The CBI alleges that Mr. the family members, He remained posted as
crossing the Nandoli Badhora accused persons, with their The incident took place raped and then strangled the custodial death. Tayal had amassed the dis- totalling 9.82 crore, the FIR Principal Secretary to the
river in Reasi district of consent, to determine their on July 4 when a 16-year-old before the body was dis- (With inputs from PTI) proportionate assets alleges. then Haryana Chief Minister
Jammu and Kashmir, the between 2006 and 2014. He The benefit of income of between March 2005 and
police said. Another minor is also under investigation in Mr. Tayal of 2.91 crore and October 2009, after which
girl, who was also caught in
the flowing water, was
rescued with minor injuries,
Helping women stand on their feet the Manesar land scam case
being pursued by the
income of his son Kartik of
6.57 crore, claimed from
he took retirement. He
served as Member in the
agency. the long-term capital gains, Competition Commission of
they said. Binash Malik alias Listing the immovable as- through sale of shares of India from November 2009
Mumtaz was swept away Self-help groups in Jaipur make available loans, credits to women sets allegedly of Mr. Tayal Kappac Pharma, is not given to December 2014.
while Fozia Akhtar is credit societies to pitch in
Special Correspondent
undergoing treatment. PTI

Woman dies of swine flu

The seemingly unskilled
work of polishing, drilling
with their new ideas. The
United Multi-State Credit Co-
operative Society, which
Committed to providing jobs to
in Indore
A 58-year-old woman on
holes and sharpening edges
of semi-precious stones has
brought good returns to
plans to expand its network
by opening 45 more
branches in Rajasthan by the
youth in Punjab, says Amarinder
Tuesday died of swine flu, poor rural women who have next year, has laid emphasis
taking the toll in Indore organised themselves into on the outreach of formal SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
hospitals to six since January CHANDIGARH
self-help groups (SHGs) in services through financial in-
1. The woman, hailing from the Chaksu block of Jaipur clusion. Similarly, the Ra- Punjab Chief Minister Cap-
Ratlam district, died at a district. Besides meeting jasthani Mahila Sahakari tain Amarinder Singh on
private hospital, Integrated their financial needs through Shanti Devi (centre) in Chaksu showing the hand-held machine Samiti has obtained deposits Tuesday said his government
Disease Surveillance small credits, these women with which she carries out transactions for SHG members. * worth 10.62 crore and its was promoting a congenial
Programmes district in- have also increased their as- SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT outstanding loans amount to atmosphere in the State,
charge Dr Asha Pandit said. PTI set ownership. 12.48 crore. It has so far es- which would help improve
The SHGs in the region under the Cooperative Soci- japati, head of the Saaskshi tablished 1,145 SHGs in investment climate and pave
Three gored to death by have not only made available eties Act, has been a saga of SHG, who lost her husband Jaipur district. the way for creation of jobs.
bull in Uttar Pradesh loans and credit to the wo- their struggle for dignity and five years ago, is helped by Shanti Devi Ajmera, an Speaking at an employers
menfolk of marginalised sec- financial independence. all the 10 members of the elderly woman associated meet in Mohali at the cul-
Three people were killed and tions, but has also em- Thanks to the sustained ef- group. with the two SHGs in mination of the recent State-
about 12 others injured after powered them on the social forts, women have obtained A request made on the Chaksu, carries out thefinan- level mega job fair, the CM A youth takes a selfie with Punjab CM Amarinder Singh in
being attacked by a bull in a and political fronts. A large credit for purchasing ma- SHGs letterhead for starting cial transactions through a reiterated his commitment Mohali on Tuesday. *

village in the Hasanpur area number of women have con- chines for handicraft work her widow pension was hand-held machine with on- to Ghar Ghar Rozgar and Ka-
here, police said. The incident tested the village panchayat and cottage industries. promptly acted upon, while line connectivity. Helping robaar mission for the the Industries and Com- he added.
took place on Monday in Chak polls and were elected to the Uganti Devi Prajapati, 30, the regular credit has helped the women get credit in States youth. merce Department with CII, The CM said the govern-
Mandya village, and the positions of ward members a member of the Priya SHG, her in getting her two sons emergency situations gives Capt. Amarinder said the Mohali Industries Associ- ment had also identified
animal, which was chased by during the last few years. told The Hindu on Tuesday educated in the local senior me the greatest satisfaction. government had signed 34 ation, ASSOCHAM and PHD- around 50,000 jobs for im-
the villagers all day, was also Womens enrolment to that the machines for work secondary school. We have enabled the largely memorandum of under- CCI. The Employment Gen- mediate recruitment. At the
found dead in the fields this SHGs since 2004, when the on semi-precious stone The success of the SHG illiterate women to contrib- standing (MoUs) for facilitat- eration and Training employers meet, 27,000 ap-
morning, they said. PTI Rajasthani Mahila Sahakari beads could be used by six initiative in Chaksu, near ute to the household in- ing 2.8 lakh jobs. These Department has inked agree- pointment letters were
Seva Samiti was registered women at time. Mamta Pra- Jaipur, has prompted other come, she said. MoUs have been signed by ments with Ola and Uber, presented.





SC orders CBI probe into Kerala tusker back from the brink
police officers death Temple elephant caught in swamp in Alappuzha saved after 17-hour operation

A cradle for abandoned Karnataka official had levelled charges of harassment

infants in Vijayapura
Krishnadas Rajagopal First Information Report
To save abandoned newborns against him and the two po-
from dying or being The Supreme Court on Tues- lice officers.
trafficked, the Karnataka day ordered the Central Bur- However, the Crime In-
Department of Women and eau of Investigation to probe vestigation Department
Child Development has the suspicious death of a (CID) gave a clean chit to the
started Mamateya Madilu deputy superintendent of trio on September 17, citing
(cradle of mother) police in Karnataka, M.K. lack of evidence.
programme. Under the Ganapathy. This saw Mr. George re-
scheme, women who do not Ganapathy had, in a tele- join Chief Minister Siddara-
wish to keep their infants, vision interview given hours M.K. Ganapathy maiahs Cabinet as
can place them in the cradle before his death, accused Bengaluru Development and
in select places in Vijayapura former Karnataka Home cide whether his death was a Town Planning Minister.
and they will be taken care of Minister K.J. George, senior murder or a suicide... If it is The Karnataka govern-
by the department. IPS officers A.M. Prasad, murder, public confidence ment, represented by senior Gigantic task: An elephant which fell into a swamp near Thuravur in Alappuzha on Tuesday morning was saved after valiant
ADGP (Intelligence) and and societal requirements advocate Kapil Sibal, efforts. THULASI KAKKAT

Balapur laddu fetches Pronab Mohanty, IGP, demand that the guilty per- strongly opposed the plea
15.60 lakh at auction Lokayukta Police, of harass- sons must be found and for a CBI probe. Senior ad- K.S. Sudhi tric posts and an autorick- get out the swamp at Pu- 47, is part of the expansive
ing him. A Bench of Justices punished, the Bench vocate Abhishek Manu THURAVUR (Alappuzha) shaw and crossed a narrow litharakadavu came to an Vembanad Lake.
Balapur laddu, which draws A.K. Goel and U.U. Lalit said observed. Singhvi, representing Mr. It took 17 hours to pull a bridge before it got trapped end as scores of volunteers As the efforts of the ma-
devotees to bid at high prices a fair investigation by an in- The apex court passed George, submitted that the tusker that was trapped in a in the slush. successfully pulled it out of hout and the local people to
each year, was auctioned off dependent body was re- the order on a petition filed police officer had suffered swamp in Alappuzha back the slush. help the animal come out of
at 15.6 lakh on Tuesday. quired to know the truth by Ganapathys family after from depression. to life on Tuesday. Unique rescue effort The rescue operations the slush proved futile, ef-
Nagam Tirupati Reddy of about Ganapathys death. the Karnataka High Court re- Senior advocate Jayant The elephant, Mullakkal Accompanied and cheered were briefly put on hold in forts began to lift the animal
Jubilee Hills Ayyappa Society The Bench said the case fused to intervene on a plea Bhushan, appearing for the Balakrishnan, stepped out by hundreds of volunteers the evening as veterinarians using steel chains and pul-
made the highest bid. The contained certain startling for CBI investigation. police officers family, of the lorry on which it was and villages, the animal, administered glucose to the leys.
final bid was almost 1 lakh facts which required to be countered that the CID had being carried from Ernaku- which was chained, walked tired animal. Volunteers dragged it as
higher than the best of 2016 probed thoroughly. The Forced to quit closed the case without even lam when the vehicle back to the main road As darkness engulfed the the animal was lifted from
which was 14.65 lakh. court ordered the CBI to The police officers death getting the forensic report. stopped at Thuravur Junc- around 8.30 p.m. marking sparsely populated area, the swamp.
submit a status report in the had seen a dip in Mr. Besides, a fair probe could tion around 3 a.m. The an- the successful culmination which is criss-crossed by At one stage, the animal,
A.P. to call fresh tenders next three months. Georges political fortune not be expected from the imal, belonging to Mul- of a unique rescue effort. canals, the rescue opera- which was dragged close to
for Polavaram project In the interest of justice, when he had to resign as State police against a former lakkal Devi Temple of the The plight of the ele- tions slowed down. the edge of the pool by the
the matter should be invest- Home Minister on July 18 last Home Minister and two Travancore Devaswom phant, marked by its tired The swamp, around 4 km volunteers, fell on to the
Andhra Pradesh is taking
igated by the CBI. A fair in- year following a court direct- senior police officers, Mr. Board, damaged some elec- trumpeting and struggle to from Aroor Junction on NH bank as it lost balance.
steps to eliminate snags in
vestigation is required to de- ive to the police to register a Bhushan argued.
the execution of the
Polavaram project. The first

BJP workers, police face

A Maveli for modern times arrives
step will be calling for fresh
tenders for the completion of
the spillway, spill channel,
approach channel, coffer dam
and the earth-cum-rock-
off in Bengaluru, Hubballi
filled dam as per schedule. Travancore Devaswom gives the king a makeover, transforming politically-sensitive traditional image
Leaders detained during bike rally
Girl student missing G. Mahadevan growing debate over the tra- major makeover. The king Travancore royal family
in Guntur district Staff Reporter BJP went ahead with it. The THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
ditional portrayal of Maveli, becomes a young man, with Uthradom Thirunal
Bengaluru/Hubballi rally was held to demand a
GUNTUR From a pot-bellied king as he is popularly referred curly black locks and no Marthanda Varma. Accord-
An engineering student has After high drama, police ban on Peoples Front of In- sporting a handlebar mous- to. paunch. He is presented al- ing to TDB president Prayar
gone missing from Tadikonda foiled the Mangaluru Chalo dia and Socialist Democratic tache to a modern, muscular This debate has spilled most with a six-pack. The big Gopalakrishnan, the de-
in Guntur district. The girl bike rally organised by the Party of India, whose work- and dapper ruler. That is the over to social media where moustache has been re- cision of the Board was also
from Ponnekallu village left Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva ers have been accused of radical makeover given to some writers have posed the placed with a much thinner, spurred by the fact that lot of
the hostel on August 15. But Morcha in Bengaluru and murdering right-wing activ- the good king Mahabali, at question: is Maveli given a modern version. people portray the king in
even after 20 days, the police Hubballi on Tuesday. ists. the centre of the Onam pot-bellied look because he One thing has been re- poor light.
have no clues about her Minutes after it was In Bengaluru, former legend. was an asura king? Some tained though Mavelis cos- The Board plans to install
whereabouts and her flagged off, hundreds of Home Minister R. Ashok said There are some who ar- writers wanted Mavelis fig- tume. The king continues to an idol of Maveli at the
cellphone is switched off. workers and leaders were that under the Siddaramaiah gue that the older image of ure changed to reflect the arrive in a period costume, Thrikkakara temple, Mr. Go-
Police sources said the girl detained. The police had de- government, Mangaluru, the king is consistent with evolving times. complete with a cadjan um- palakrishnan told a meeting
had been trapped by a youth clined permission for the Mysuru and Bengaluru had his position as a paternal The Travancore Devas- brella and his ornaments. held at Sabarimala on
belonging to another rally across the State on become safe havens for Is- ruler visiting his subjects wom Board (TDB) has re- Maveli was reimagined by Monday to mark the occa-
community. Monday, despite which the lamic terrorists. The new-look Mahabali once a year. But there is a sponded by giving Maveli a the late head of the former sion of Thiruvonam.

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GST uncertainty takes toll on Puja Weather Watch
Rainfall, temperature & air quality in select metros yesterday

Organisers reeling under fund crunch as revenue from sponsorship has gone down drastically
Staff Reporter However, now it is clear to going on, said Naresh Jain,
Indisposed Amarinder to us that we will not be able to general secretary of the
skip Chhapar Mela The uncertainty over the gather more than 30 lakh, Md.Ali Park Durga Puja com-
CHANDIGARH Goods and Services Tax said Mr. Kumar. mittee in north Kolkata.
Punjab Chief Minister (GST) has taken a toll on Elaborating on the effect A senior marketing official
Amarinder Singh greeted the Durga Puja -- the biggest an- of GST, the organisers of a of a leading corporate house
people of the State on the nual festival of West Bengal. prominent Durga Puja in the in the city confirmed that
occasion of the historic Organisers are reeling under city, Suruchi Sangha, poin- there has been a decrease in
Chhapar Mela on Tuesday, fund crunch as revenue from ted out that the two main the spending on advertise-
while regretting that he sponsorship has gone down sources of funding for them ments at puja pandals.
would not be able to attend drastically. are advertisements and Due to GST the cost of
the main event in Ludhiana According to several ma- donations. advertisements has in-
on Wednesday as he is jor Durga puja organisers in creased. We are facing some
indisposed. PTI the State, the revenue has Corporates unsure constraints in giving advert-
dried up as corporate organ- We mainly get our funding isements in puja pandals,
Minor raped in UP, case isations are still not sure from advertisement and this the official said. He refused
registered against two whether GST will be im- year due to GST it has gone to divulge further details
MUZAFFARNAGAR posed on advertisements at down drastically. The cor- about the matter. Temperature Data: IMD, Pollution Data: CPCB, Map: Skymet (Taken at 18.00 Hrs)
Two men have been booked puja pandals. porate houses are still un-
for allegedly raping a 10- sure whether giving advert- Lack of clarity Forecast for Wednesday: Heavy rain is very likely at isolated
year-old girl, who was found Budget badly hit isements in puja pandals will Financial experts attributed places over south interior Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Puducherry.
unconscious in a field in a This year, due to GST, a lot attract GST, said general the lack of advertisements at Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds at isolated places
village near here, the police of corporate houses have not secretary of the puja com- Durga Pujas to lack of clar- likely over west Madhya Pradesh, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tel-
said on Tuesday. The incident approached us for advertise- Uncertain times: Durga Puja preparations in Kolkata have mittee Swarup Biswas. ity about GST norms. angana and Rayalaseema
city rain max min city rain max min
took place in Bhopal village ments. Since advertisements been hit by lack of clarity over GST. * He also said that due to Even though the impact Agartala...............9.8.... 36.0.... 25.5 Kozhikode ..............14.... 32.6.... 24.0
on Monday, an official said. are the main source of rev- budget constraints they have of GST on advertisements in Ahmedabad..........0.1.... 32.4.... 24.8 Kurnool ................... .... 32.3.... 25.5
The two men, belonging to enue for us, our budget this come down to about 33 fund deficit for us. While last no option but to cut down on print will only be an increase Aizawl ................... .... 29.8.... 12.7 Lucknow.................. .... 35.3.... 25.8
the same village, are year has also been badly hit, lakh. year our budget was about decoration-related of about 1%, the paucity of Allahabad .............. .... 36.4.... 27.0 Madurai...............24.2.... 35.0.... 23.3
Bengaluru .............. .... 29.8.... 21.3 Mangaluru ............... .... 31.3.... 25.6
absconding. PTI Bappaditta Dasgupta, gen- For another major Durga 40 lakh, this year it is less expenditure. advertisements to Durga Pu- Bhopal................... .... 31.0.... 22.8 Mumbai................... .... 31.5.... 25.3
eral secretary of Naktala Puja committee in south than 30 lakh, secretary of However, a section of the jas can be attributed to the Bhubaneswar ......... .... 35.0.... 26.3 Mysuru.................... .... 31.8.... 21.0
12 injured in a clash Udayan Sagha, a major Kolkata, not only has the the Deshapriya Durgatsav, organisers are yet to gauge lack of clarity and uncer- Chandigarh ............ .... 33.2.... 23.4 New Delhi ............... .... 35.6.... 25.6
over video recording Durga puja organiser in number of advertisements Sudipta Kumar said. the impact of GST on Durga tainty over the application of Chennai ................. .... 36.2.... 28.8 Patna ...................... .... 36.0.... 26.6
Coimbatore........88.2.... 32.6.... 21.8 Port Blair ................ .... 30.1.... 25.2
MUZAFFARNAGAR south Kolkata told The come down this year, but the At the beginning of the Puja. Although we are fa- GST norms, Mrityunjay Dehradun............... .... 32.4.... 23.0 Puducherry.............. .... 35.4.... 25.7
Twelve people were injured in Hindu. corporate houses are making year, the puja organisers es- cing some difficulties in fund Acharjee, member of the in- Gangtok...............0.2.... 24.1.... 17.9 Pune ....................... .... 30.3.... 20.9
a clash between two groups He added that while last payments for advertisements timated their budget to be raising due to GST this year, I direct tax committee of Goa ....................... .... 31.3.... 25.5 Raipur ..................... .... 35.1.... 26.5
Guwahati .............1.4.... 35.2.... 25.0 Ranchi..................... .... 32.8.... 23.3
after a man allegedly year their budget was about after deducting GST. about 50 lakh due to the in- cant comment on the issue Bengal Chamber of Com- Hubballi................. .... 28.0.... 22.0 Shillong.................0.5.... 25.8.... 15.4
recorded a video of a woman 42 lakh, this year it has This has created a severe creasing expenditures. as our fund collection is still merce said. Hyderabad ............. .... 33.8.... 24.6 Shimla..................... .... 23.7.... 15.1
at Naujal village in Shamli Imphal................... .... 31.1.... 21.4 Srinagar .................. .... 31.0.... 13.7
district, the police said on Jaipur .................... .... 34.0.... 23.5 Trivandrum ............. .... 32.6.... 25.2
Kochi....................14.... 31.6.... 24.0 Tiruchi ..................5.5.... 35.6.... 23.8
Tuesday. The incident
occurred when Arun began to Another civilian killed in Chhattisgarh Elephants unleash panic in Kohima................2.2.... 24.8.... 18.4
Kolkata.................. .... 35.1.... 28.5
Vijayawada .............. .... 35.1.... 26.4
Visakhapatnam .......0.8.... 33.4.... 27.4
film the 19-year-old woman Particulate matter in the air you are breathing Yesterday
who was throwing garbage,
they said. PTI Allegedly murdered by Maoists; second death in five days Odishas Keonjhar district CITIES SO2 NO2 CO PM2.5 PM10 CODE
Ahmedabad............. .... ..... ....... ....... ...... In observation made at
Bengaluru ........... ....9...57....58 ....... ...116 ......* 4.00 p.m., Kanpur, Uttar
Staff Reporter Chennai .............. ....6...11....57 ....117....... ......* Pradesh recorded an
Super 60 in Rajasthan Pavan Dahat A police officer from Rajn- of terror and anger among BHUBANESWAR we have literally been on Delhi .................. ..12...31..138 ......58 ...171 ......* overall air quality index
for needy students NAGPUR andgaon claimed that Mr. the villagers. our toes. Jumbos continue Hyderabad .......... ..45...24......9 ......69 .....91 ......* (AQI) score of 291
indicating an unhealthy
JAIPUR Suspected Maoists killed a Nareti was involved in sup- In the past few months, Hundreds of villagers in to travel in groups very Kolkata ............... ..18...70....33 ....... ...125 ......* level of pollution.
A couple in Rajasthans Dausa civilian in Rajnandgaon dis- plying foodgrains to the the police have inflicted Odishas Keonjhar district close to human habitations Lucknow ............. ....5...33....38 ......90....... ......* In contrast, Panchkula,
Mumbai .............. ..20...19....62 ......56 .....84 ......* Haryana recorded a
district is offering free trict of Chhattisgarh on Maoists. heavy damage on the have been spending sleep- triggering panic among vil- Pune................... ..38.....7....61 ......32 .....51 ......* healthy AQI score of 42
coaching, similar to Bihars Monday night, the second Pavan Dehari, a resident Maoists by killings three of less nights as three separate lagers, said B. C. Ghadai, Vishakhapatnam.. ..20.....4....67 ......98 ...122 ......*
Super 30 classes, to help such murder in the district of Rajkatta village of Rajn- their leaders in Rajn- elephant herds have been forest range officer of Cham- Air Quality Code: * Poor * Moderate * Good
underprivileged students in the past five days. andgaon, was allegedly andgaon and four Maoists wreaking havoc in the area pua. The Champua forest SO2: Sulphur Dioxide. Short-term exposure can harm the respiratory system,
clear competitive exams. As The Maoists rounded up murdered by Maoists on in the neighbouring Gad- for the past two months. range has constituted five making breathing difficult. It can affect visibility by reacting with other air
the country celebrates four residents of Pendodi September 1. chiroli district of Maha- tracker teams comprising a particles to form haze and stain culturally important objects such as statues
and monuments.
Teachers Day on Tuesday, the village on Monday night rashtra. The back-to-back On the rampage total of 40 personnel. NO2: Nitrogen Dioxide. Aggravates respiratory illness, causes haze to form by
Nishulk Guidance Classes, and took them outside the Act of cowardice killing by Maoists is an at- A month after the elephants Dozens of houses and reacting with other air particles, causes acid rain, pollutes coastal waters.
run for the past six years by village. They trashed the vil- The police termed both tempt to create pressure were chased away from crop fields have been dam- CO: Carbon monoxide. High concentration in air reduces oxygen supply to
critical organs like the heart and brain. At very high levels, it can cause
Vinod Meena (41) and his wife lagers and killed one of murders as an act of cow- among local villagers by ter- Odisha to neighbouring aged by the elephants.
dizziness, confusion, unconsciousness and even death.
Seema (39) to support the them, the Rajnandgaon ardice by the Maoists. The rorising them. The Maoists Jharkhand, the elephants Every evening we are joined PM2.5 & PM10: Particulate matter pollution can cause irritation of the eyes,
poor and deprived youths of district police said in a officers added that the are frustrated as they are have returned to the Cham- by villagers to keep the ele- nose and throat, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath, reduced
tribal areas in chasing their statement on Tuesday. back-to-back murders in the losing the local publics pua forest range and have phants at bay, said Bidy- lung function, irregular heartbeat, asthma attacks, heart attacks and
premature death in people with heart or lung disease
dreams, is a true tribute to The deceased has been same area within a week trust, the police statement been on the rampage. adhar Sahoo, a forest beat (Individual pollutant data for various cities are averages for the previous day)
the noble profession. PTI identified as Bajirao Nareti. had created an atmosphere added. For the past two months guard at Balibandh.






Illustration: R. Rajesh

Three dead in Kolkata

building collapse
A portion of a three-storied
dilapidated building in the
Burrabazar collapsed on
Tuesday, killing three
Air India Express lands at Kochi airport at 2.40 a.m. The aircraft skids while taxiing The wheels get stuck inside a drain The aircraft engine comes to rest on the ground
members of a family. The
victims Taraprasanna Saha,

Narrow escape for 108 as aircraft skids off taxiway

94, his wife Sovarani Saha,84,
and daughter Beauty Roy,56,
were trapped inside the
house when the accident
Back wheels of the Air India Express plane get stuck in a stormwater drain next to a taxiway at Kochi international airport
Policemen hurt in Patna
during eviction drive Special Correspondent sengers were evacuated Air India Express sources into the incident. Mean- the runway at Mangaluru air-
PATNA Kochi through the front door. said Cochin International while, CIAL authorities said port on landing from Dubai,
More than 20 people, As many as 102 passengers Sources said it was poor Airport Limited (CIAL) had that since the aeroplane in- but no injuries were repor-
including eight policemen, and six crew members of the visibility in heavy rain that been entrusted with the task volved in the accident was ted.
were injured on Tuesday Air India Express flight IX caused the accident, which of retrieving the aircraft. not close to the runway In May 2010, 152 people
when protesters clashed with 452 from Abu Dhabi had a occurred around 2.40 a.m. other flight services from the were killed when the pilot of
policemen during an eviction lucky escape after the aero- None of the passengers sus- Probe ordered airport were not affected. the Air India Express flight
drive in the Rajiv Nagar plane skidded off the taxi- tained injuries in the Work on retrieving the air- Air India Express is the in- from Dubai overshot the
locality. The crowd set on fire way in the early hours of accident. craft began on Tuesday af- ternational budget arm of runway during landing at the
three JCB machines and a Tuesday. The Director General of ternoon and would take six the governmentowned Air Mangaluru airport and the
police vehicle and blocked The planes back wheels Civil Aviation had been in- to eight hours, the sources India. plane caught fire after it fell
the Danapur-Digha main road. jumped off the taxiway into formed of the accident, air- said. Air India Express au- In July this year, an Air In- over a cliff.
Off the track: The aircraft, which veered off the runway at the nearby drain but the pas- port sources said. thorities ordered an inquiry dia Express aircraft went off (With inputs from PTI)
Non-bailable warrant the Cochin International Airport. THULASI KAKKAT

against Meerut MLA


T.N. govt. has support of Scribes murder sparks fury

Special chief judicial
magistrate Nisha Singh has
issued a non-bailable warrant
against Meerut MLA

111 MLAs, says Minister

Jitendrapal Singh for ignoring
the court order to be present Such violence has an eerie pattern, says Sitaram Yechury
during the hearing of a case
against him and few others. Special Correspondent prits have to be punished.
Congress leader Kapil
Film personalities line up Claim triggers row on House majority New Delhi
Opposition parties on Tues- Sibal pointed out that
to meet Dileep day night condemned the Lankesh lost her life because
KOCHI T. RAMAKRISHNAN ing able to attend. Any delay in conducting a gruesome murder of senior of her contrarian views.
Prominent personalities from CHENNAI Apart from 21 MLAs owing floor test would pave way for journalist Gauri Lankesh. Gauri a rationalist silenced
the Malayalam film industry, The Edappadi K. Palan- allegiance to sidelined party horse trading, he reiterated. Gauri Lankesh was never by gunshots. Her murder is
including K.B. Ganesh Kumar, iswami government in Tamil leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran S. If the Governor allowed afraid to expose communal an attempt to stifle reason,
MLA, were among those who Nadu is six short of the re- Karunaas (Thiruvadanai); M. continuation of horse trad- forces. Ever since the BJP to silence those holding con-
went to the Aluva sub-jail on quired 117 MLAs for a simple Thamimun Ansari (Nagapat- ing, it will prove beyond came to power Hindutva trarian views. Tragic, Mr.
Tuesday to meet actor Dileep, majority in the Assembly as tinam); and U. Thaniyarasu doubt that the BJP-led gov- forces have become aggress- Sibal tweeted.
an accused in the abduction per the admission of Minis- (Kangeyam), all of whom ernment at the Centre is per- ive, at one level they resort West Bengal Chief Minis-
and sexual assault on a ter D. Jayakumar, a promin- were elected on an AIADMK forming the role of ring mas- to mob-lynching and at an- ter and Trinamool Congress
female actor in Kochi. ent face of the faction ticket did not turn up at the ter, Mr Stalin said. other level they carry on in- Journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead outside president Mamata Banerjee
headed by the Chief meeting chaired by the Chief dividual annihilation. Secu- her house in in Bengaluru on Tuesday. K. MURALI KUMAR * has called for immediate ar-
130 Air India pilots Minister. Minister. Dhinakarans move lar and democratic forces rest of the perpetrators.
skip alcohol test Mr. Jayakumar on Tues- Soon after Fisheries Minis- Separately, AIADMK side- must stand up to this chal- cold-blooded murder of intolerance & violence in In- Karnataka Chief Minister
MUMBAI day told journalists that 111 ter D. Jayakumar admitted lined deputy general secret- lenge, CPI MP D Raja told Gauri Lankesh is reprehens- dia that took her life today? Siddaramaiah termed her
The DGCA has found that 132 MLAs had attended the first that only 111 legislators had ary T.T.V. Dhinakaran seized The Hindu. ible. Dabholkar, Pansare, Why was she such a threat to death shocking. Its shock-
pilots and 434 cabin crew of meeting of the unified AI- attended the AIADMK Legis- on the opportunity and Lankeshs murder follows Kalburgi such murderous them? Mr. Yechury said. ing news for me. No one who
Air India have skipped the ADMK (Amma, PTA) Legis- lature Party meeting on sought an appointment with the equally violent deaths of violence has an eerie Congress vice-president has faith in humanity will
mandatory pre and post- lature Party convened by Mr. Tuesday, Leader of the Op- Governor Ch. Vidyasagar rationalists M.M. Kalburgi, pattern. Rahul Gandhis office said in ever kill anyone. Gauri
flight alcohol test this year Palaniswami at the party position and DMK leader Rao on the afternoon of Govind Pansare and Naren- He also questioned the a tweet: The truth will Lankesh was secular and
and they face the prospect of headquarters here. Besides, M.K. Stalin pointed out that September 7 along with dis- dra Dhabolkar. forces behind this atmo- never be silenced. Gauri helped the government
being grounded. The crew he claimed Peravurani MLA it proved his partys stand sident MLAs and MPs who Flagging the trend, CPI sphere of intolerance and vi- Lankesh lives on in our bring the Naxals back to the
members had regularly been M. Govindarasu had cited ill- that the ruling party has lost are backing him. (M) general secretary Sit- olence. Who has fostered hearts. My condolences mainstream, he said.
evading the breath analyser ness as the reason for not be- majority in the Assembly. aram Yechury said, The this climate of bigotry, hate, &love to her family. The cul- (With PTI inputs)
(BA) test, DGCA said. PTI

Lucknow gets its much-awaited Metro The editor who never minced words
Special Correspondent direction under a different fighter H.S. Doreswamy and
BJP bigwigs present at inaugural journey of the Metro; opens for all from today Bengaluru masthead, Gauri Lankesh. others, was part of the group
Gauri Lankesh, shot dead in There were threats, defama- that tried to bring Naxals
Omar Rashid model of public transporta- Bengaluru on Tuesday, was tion cases and controversies into the mainstream.
LUCKNOW tion in the country. known in Karnataka and galore, but she fought them In an interview with an
The much-awaited Lucknow The estimated cost of the beyond as a firebrand journ- with courage. She called her- online portal, she once said:
Metro was finally inaugur- 22.878 km Phase-1A of the alist who never minced self an activist-journalist ... my criticism of Hindutva
ated on Tuesday with BJP project is 6,928 crore, a words. She was among the and took up issues that went politics and the caste sys-
leaders describing it as a joint venture of the State and most courageous anti-estab- beyond her calling as a tem, which is part and par-
step towards developing the Central governments. lishment voices in the State, journalist. cel of what is considered
Uttar Pradesh capital as a and her uncompromising In recent years, she was Hindu dharma, makes my
Smart City. Loan book positions on social and polit- among the strongest critics critics brand me a Hindu
The inaugural journey Mr. Adityanath was quick to ical issues often brought her of Hindutva politics in hater. But I consider it my
was flagged off by Union remind the audience of the in direct confrontation with Gauri Lankesh Karnataka and was an active constitutional duty to con-
Home Minister Rajnath role of the Modi government the political establishment, member of organisations tinue in my own little way
Singh and Chief Minister Get set go: The inaugural run of the Lucknow Metro being in availing a loan assistance individuals and even the ju- mantle of journalism from such as Komu Sauharda the struggle of Basavanna
Yogi Adityanath. The dignit- flagged off on Tuesday. RAJEEV BHATT * of 450 million Euros (3,502 diciary. But she was never her father P. Lankesh. While Vedike that fight right-wing and Dr. Ambedkar towards
aries, including Governor crore) from the European In- one to back down, despite her father founded Lankesh groups. establishing an egalitarian
Ram Naik, also enjoyed a stretch from Transport to former Prime Minister vestment Bank (EIB) for the much hate campaign online Patrike, known for its fierce She led the Bababudangiri society.
ride on the metro. Nagar to Charbagh, dubbed Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Phase-1A project. and off it, often targeting her anti-establishment stances, movement from the front She often referred to
the Priority Corridor, be- While stating that the Metros were also an- as a woman. She was one of Gauri who started out as when the Sangh Parivar young Dalit rights activists
Priority Corridor coming operational. metro rail has increased the nounced for Kanpur, Agra, the few women editors in an English language journal- tried to storm the hill. Gauri Jignesh Mewani and JNU stu-
The Metro will be thrown Mr. Singh, who is also the smartness of Lucknow, he Varanasi, Jhansi, Meerut, Al- the Kannada press. ist in Sunday before taking was associated with several dents union activist Kan-
open to the public from Lok Sabha MP from Luc- said it was his dream to lahabad and Gorakhpur, the A writer, publisher and over after her fathers death Dalit and farmers groups as haiya Kumar as her adopted
Wednesday with the 8.5 km know, dedicated the metro watch the city develop as a CMs political turf. editor, she took on the in 2000 took it in another well and, with freedom sons.

NHRC sends
notice to
Dont question God, guru & parents
Rajasthan They have to be accepted as they are, says Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma
Staff Reporter
New Delhi
Jacob Koshy
NEW DELHI 219 teachers
Taking suo motu cognis- Three entities, Gods, teach-
ance of media reports, the ers and parents, were bey- honoured
National Human Rights ond questioning and ought Special Correspondent
Commission on Tuesday is- to be accepted uncritically, NEW DELHI
sued a notice to the Ra- according to Minister of Cul- Giving away the national
jasthan government over ture Mahesh Sharma. awards for teachers on the
the death of over 80 chil- He was addressing a occasion of Teachers Day
dren within a span of two Teachers Day function or- here, Vice-President M.
months at a government ganised by the Union Envir- Venkaiah Naidu said on
hospital in Banswara onment Ministry, where he Tuesday that they have a
district. took additional charge on formidable responsibility
While issuing notice to Monday as Minister of State. to help achieve 100%
the Rajasthan Chief Secret- We must pledge today literacy in the next five
ary, the NHRC asked for a that we will not analyse years.
report in four weeks as three things first, our gods, Mr. Naidu also launched
well as information on the Ishwar, Allah, Guru Nanak DIKSHA, a digital
steps taken to improve the and Jesus Christ. Second, Rewarding work: Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu presents infrastructure for teachers.
conditions in the hospital. our parents who birthed us the National Teachers Award in New Delhi. R .V. MOORTHY

The NHRC asked the and the third, our gurus, or

Chief Secretary to provide our teachers, he said ad- Displaying a pen Mr. ing Prakriti Khoj, an online commence on September 25
information about the dressing a crowd of mostly Sharma, a physician, quer- quiz portal where primary and go on till December 25.
steps taken for sensitising middle school students, ied: If I ask you what a pen and high school students This was an impromptu de-
healthcare institutions to teachers and Ministry offi- is made of, you can take it to could register, answer sci- cision by Union Environ-
be more attentive. cials. a lab, crush it and say steel, ence-based questions about ment Minister Harsh Vard-
The negligence on part The reason they were bey- plastic etcbut can you ima- the environment and eco- han, to span the birthdays
of the hospital authorities ond criticism, he argued, gine breaking your parents, logy and, win up to 10,000. of Deen Dayal Upadhyay a
amounts to violation of was because analysis re- Gods and teachers? They stalwart of the Bharatiya Jan
right to life of poor vic- quires dissecting entities have to be accepted as they Quiz mode Sangh and former Prime
tims the statement from into their constituent are. The quiz, now accessible in a Minister Atal Bihari Va-
NHRC read. elements. The students were attend- limited format, will fully jpayee.




There is a Rohingya in all of us

By contemplating deportation of the hapless refugees, India undermines itself
for a sufficient length of time. At Van Winkle of human rights, re-
the most their memories would sponded quickly. On August 18, it
survive in a few PhD theses in inter- issued a notice to the government
Back on track national relations. The refugee has
always been an enticing topic for
over its plan to deport Rohingya
staying illegally in India, asking the
India and China must address bilateral issues shiv visvanathan
PhDs. government to report in four
In fact, Pope Franciss statement weeks.
in a sustainable way, pursuing the BRICS spirit that the campaign of terror The Commission added hope-
he timing could not have been against the Rohingya must cease fully that the Supreme Court had

y putting up a united front at the BRICS summit,
and proposing a revival of the Panchsheel prin- more immaculately dis- fell on deaf ears. Sadly, India declared that fundamental rights

astrous. At a time when Ro- missed the leadership and compas- are applicable to all regardless of
ciples of peaceful cooperation, Prime Minister
hingya are being forced to flee the sion of a Mother Teresa. She would whether they are citizens of India.
Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have violence in Myanmars Rakhine have stepped out and offered some Yet such appeals to rights and hu-
signalled they are trying to put the bitterness of the past state, in the Supreme Court this care and relief to them, stirring the manitarianism cut little ice in
few months behind them. The tenor of the meetings week the Centre refused to revise Indian middle class into some acts todays bureaucracy which is ob-
between the two leaders was particularly remarkable its stand on deporting Rohinya im- of caring. sessed with security issues and
given that the long Doklam military stand-off was re- migrants in India. It was in effect The odd thing is that the geno- content to raise the bogey of terror-
solved just a week ago. In fact, their agreement that adhering to its position taken on cide, the vulnerability of such a ism and law and order when it
August 9, when the Minister of San Suu Kyi, destroying another lost all claims to the entitlements of people is often lost in bureaucratic comes to such a helpless people.
Doklam-like situations must not recur is an indication
State for Home Affairs informed myth of ethics and human rights. A citizenship. They were denied not issues of legal and political status. The NHRC came up with a memor-
that India and China are looking for new mechanisms to Parliament that 40,000 Rohingya woman whose campaign for hu- only access to health, education It is not clear whether Rohingya able line that Rohingya refugees
strengthen the border defence agreements that have were to be deported. With that, the man rights won her the Peace No- but also any claim to the idea of are refugees or illegal migrants. As are no doubt foreign nationals but
held in the past. It is also significant that both countries idea of India, the India of demo- bel now stands embarrassingly si- citizenship. refugees they are entitled to some they are human beings.
expressed similar views about resisting economic pro- cracy and hospitality disappeared lent in case her broader political care; as illegal migrants they be- It is clear that the everydayness
tectionism of the kind that the Trump administration in in a single stroke. A dream of India strategies are affected. The dis- A slow exodus come subject to harassment and of Rohingya life must be miserable.
disappeared in a single moment. pensability of the Rohingya is clear Persecuted by the army and the exploitation. Refugees become a They face the challenge of survival
the U.S. has been espousing; the BRICS countries have
The marginal life of the Rohingya and so is the callousness of the na- Buddhist majority, they began a target for an informal economy of and the prospect of persecution if
together committed to an open and inclusive multi- became a greater nightmare. The tion state. India can no longer criti- slow exodus over India, bonded labour. they return to Myanmar. One need
lateral trading system. Another area of welcome con- Government of India has returned cise the West for being hostile to Bangladesh, spreading to States Union Home Minister Kiren not hide under legal excuses. What
sonance was the North Korean nuclear tests. All five to an idea of hard state, dropping Syrian and Sudanese refugees. such as Rajasthan, Jammu and Rijiju already sounded the warning India confronts is a case of ethics, a
countries, Brazil, Russia and South Africa being the its dreams of compassion, care and One thing is clear. No Nehruvian Kashmir, moving as far as Tamil signals in response to a question in challenge to its understanding of
other three, condemned them unequivocally, while ad- civility. Behind the tragedy of the state, or even regime of Indira Nadu and Kerala. Their exodus has the Rajya Sabha. He was clear that citizenship and freedom. If we
vocating dialogue and not the use of force. The mes- decision will be a nit-picking bur- Gandhi, would have made such a once again a cynical side to it as the Rohingya were illegal migrants. abandon the Rohingya, we aban-
eaucracy and the security think decision. Both upheld the prin- agents arranged for their travel. He was cited as claiming in an inter- don the idea of India as a home of
saging that emanated from both the Indian and Chinese
tanks, convinced that an aspira- ciple of hospitality, of the open- These touts of international suffer- view that the Rohingya have no refugees and hospitality. A country
delegations at Xiamen smoothed the interactions tional India does not need a de- ness of borders. Jawaharlal Nehru ing arranged for their travel at ex- basis to live here. Anybody who is which offered a home to the Parsis,
between Mr. Modi and Mr. Xi, and allowed for a pro- feated people like the Rohingya. was open to Tibet and cour- orbitant rates. The Rohingya be- an illegal migrant will be depor- the Tibetans, the Afghans and the
ductive BRICS declaration that belied fears that bilat- ageously invited the Dalai Lama to came temporary boat people as ted. Yet one wonders whether in Jews cannot turn a little minority of
eral tensions would overtake multilateral concerns. Most persecuted minority make a home here, and Indira Bangladesh shut its borders on terms of humanitarian law and the helpless people back. One hopes
The governments determination to hush any tri- In many ways, the Rohingya rep- Gandhi played host to refugees them piously condemning them as conventions of the UN, Mr. Rijiju is civil society protests, challenging
umphalism over the Doklam outcome certainly helped. resent the last man of interna- from the then East Pakistan, ignor- drug peddlers. The Rohingya then right. This is a group that is the indifference of the state. It is
tional society that Gandhi talked ing the threats of tough people attempted to cross into Malaysia, threatened with continuous perse- not just a question of saving a be-
Chinas nod to the inclusion of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and
about. They are the worlds most such as Henry Kissinger and Thailand and Indonesia only to cution, whose homes are unsafe, leaguered people, it is question of
the Jaish-e-Mohammed among the terrorist groups persecuted minority. They are Richard Nixon. realise that fellow Islamic nations whose livelihoods have been des- saving the soul of India. The idea of
threatening regional stability, and its choosing not to Muslims, belonging to the Sunni The Rohingya situation has been had little sympathy for them. The troyed. To be forced to return to India is being threatened today.
speak of the contentious Belt and Road Initiative at the sect, scattered mainly over the bleak for years. The turning point no-welcome sign was clear and cat- Myanmar would only subject them Should civil society remain mute
summit suggested it was heeding Indias concerns. Rakhine state of Myanmar. Har- was the attitude of the Burmese egorical. Each state would react pi- to harassment, ethnic persecution and indifferent? There is a Ro-
With the BRICS meet concluded, it is doubly import- assed by the Myanmar Army and military junta which cracked down ously, claiming to have fulfilled its and a genocidal future. hingya in all of us.
ant that Indian and Chinese officials re-engage in a sus- forced to serve as slave labour, they on them in 1982, contending that humanitarian quota. It was also
have also been systematically per- Rohingya as late comers were not realistically clear that unlike the Being human
tained manner to address all areas of discord which led Shiv Visvanathan is Professor, Jindal
secuted by the Buddhist majority. part of the original ancestors of Syrians, the Rohingya, as a tiny One is grateful that the National Global Law School and Director, Centre
to the charged situation at Doklam. They must, for The persecution of the Rohingya Burmese society. Denied an speck of the refugee population Human Rights Commission for Study of Knowledge Systems, O.P.
starters, review where the border defence standard op- also highlights the silence of Aung autonomous cultural status, they would hardly be front page news (NHRC), which often plays the Rip Jindal Global University
erating procedures failed. Second, the two countries
must convene the delayed meeting of the Special Rep-
resentatives, and add the latest claims and counter-
claims over the Sikkim boundary and the India-China-
Bhutan tri-junction to the agenda for discussions. It is
Staring down censorship
necessary to see that the much-acclaimed BRICS lan-
guage on terrorist groups like the LeT and JeM is trans-
Why did Beijing risk a backlash from the China studies community?
lated into actionable points as a show of good faith. criticised the CUP for its failure to has successfully bent global com- wants to narrow these boundaries
Beijing will have an early opportunity to do so in Octo- stand up for academic freedom. panies and its own citizens to its further by preventing access to
ber when the issue of designating JeM chief Masood This backlash worked and within will in operationalising its panop- critical material on Chinas conten-
three days the CQ reinstated the ticon. The latest casualty in this are tious politics over race, sover-
Azhar as a global terrorist comes up at the UN Security
banned content in China. the virtual private networks (VPNs) eignty, political citizenship, and
Council and when the UNs Financial Action Task Force Defending the ban, an editorial used by Chinese and foreigners on elite politics. The upcoming CCP
takes stock of Pakistans actions against the LeT. It is im- in the Global Times, the mouth- the mainland to access banned Congress has also contributed to
perative that the gains of the BRICS summit in terms of sonika gupta piece of the government, termed content. Apple, the global techno- the attempts to sanitise Chinese cy-

the India-China bilateral atmospherics are optimised. the ban a matter of principle and logy giant, was complicit in this ex- berspace of any politically subvers-

ast month, the China asked the West to fall in line with ercise, removing an app last month ive content. However, even as that
Quarterly (CQ), the most re- Chinese laws to do business with from its online store that allowed may be a catalyst for the CQ ban,
puted academic journal of the vast Chinese market. It also users to access VPNs. While the the political provenance of the ban

Breaking the bank China studies in the world, pub-

lished by the Cambridge University
stated that academic freedom is a
western value.
panopticon has served the Chinese
Communist Party (CCP) well, it re-
resides in the revisionism of
Chinese history to bolster the legit-
Press (CUP), was asked by the mains the Achilles heel of the party imacy of the party.
The mega bid for IPL media rights further Chinese government to block hun- Facilitating dialogue requiring constant political invest- The reliance on brute force of
shifts the centre of gravity towards the BCCI dreds of articles in China. The cen- CQ has over six decades built a political backlash from some of the ment and tight operational con- the market to censor is likely to cre-
sorship was sought with retro- reputation for upholding the most well-informed people on trol. To deal with this challenge, ate an undercurrent of resistance

he Indian Premier League is the high point in the spective effect going back to the highest standards of research on China? China is now trying to control the rather than an informed consensus
international cricket calendar. Since 2008 the an- first issue in 1960. Most of the art- China, with defining conversations It appears that there now is a global conversation on the Internet in favour of the CCPs vision. China
nual summer staple has dished out gargantuan icles were on Tibet, the Cultural on Chinese politics, economy and broad policy of censoring aca- and change the rules of how the In- overplayed its hand here and
pay cheques, nail-biting contests and massive sixes. Revolution, Tiananmen Square society. It has created a well-in- demic debate in China. Following ternet functions globally as a dis- clearly underestimated the resolve
The player auctions often witness franchises breaking protests, Taiwan independence, formed discourse on China that is the CQ censorship, Lexis-Nexis, an- cursive space. Chinas articulation of the China scholars community
Falun Gong, Xinjiang, democracy itself open to critique and discus- other widely used legal and aca- of Internet sovereignty is to territ- in standing by their lifes work. The
their respective banks. Despite the initial squeak of the
and human rights. sion. This censorship would have demic database, revealed that it orialise cyberspace giving national CUPs decision to reinstate its con-
former Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist that he This was an unprecedented prevented Chinese scholars from has been forced to pull two of its governments greater control over tent provides a contrast to the ca-
felt like cattle up for sale to the highest bidder, or the move of academic censorship in participating in this conversation. databases out of the Chinese mar- access and content. This is philo- pitulation by global corporations
2013 spot-fixing scandal, the IPL is here to stay. For a China. It is common practice that Further, CQ is equally valuable to ket because of censorship. The sophically opposed to the vision of such as Apple, to the lure of the
brand which in its formative years Rahul Dravid suc- foreign scholars excise sensitive Chinese and non-Chinese scholars. Journal of Asian Studies, another the Internet as global space built of Chinese market. Evidently, it is the
cinctly described as a domestic tournament with an in- information from their work pub- Its censorship was hardly likely to top journal was also asked to re- and building communities over university and not the market that
ternational flavour, the IPL has quadrupled its growth lished in Chinese on the mainland. produce an affirming consensus move content. While censorship is and above territorial borders. will produce a resistance to op-
This protects Chinese citizens as- around the Chinese governments not new in China, its expansion to The attempt to censor the CQ is pression and stand by what is
and in the future could perhaps challenge the Interna-
sociated with a particular piece of view of its own politics within the academic content in English is an an outcome of this regressive worthy of a fight for all peoples.
tional Cricket Councils global events, be it the World research and also guards against Chinese academic community. As alarming sign. policy. CQ was sought to be cen- Precisely why nationalistic re-
Cup or the World Twenty20. The league features the the possibility of visa denials for an English language journal, its sored because it does not conform gimes the world over today are try-
worlds leading cricketers, with the unfortunate excep- subsequent visits by scholars. readership in China is limited to Internet sovereignty to the regimes attempts to revise ing to turn universities into uncrit-
tion of Pakistani players, and it gained a further finan- However, the CQ censoring raised the social sciences academics. The Chinese panopticon has Chinese history, purging it of crit- ical factories to churn out loyal foot
cial fillip this week when Star India offered 16,347.5 the stakes as this actively targeted Therefore, this censorship was not evolved from party units at the ical reflection on Chinese politics. soldiers of the state.
the work of China scholars in Eng- likely to have had a major impact workplace, neighbourhoods, pro- Chinese universities and research
crore to acquire the media rights for the next five years.
lish published outside China. The on widespread Chinese efforts to fessional organisations, media and institutes have always functioned Sonika Gupta is Associate Professor,
It dwarfed the 8,200 crore Sony paid for the TV rights academic community reacted control its popular mediascape. academia to the more omnipresent under tight political boundaries. It IIT-Madras China Studies Centre,
in the previous 10-year contract. That a broadcaster is swiftly with stinging criticism. It Why, then, did China risk a global monitoring regime online. China appears that the government Chennai
willing to stake so much is confirmation of the traction
the IPL has gained among television audiences, and the
lodestone it remains for corporates and advertisers. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters emailed to letters@thehindu.co.in must carry the full postal address and the full name or the name with initials.
The successful bid also reiterates the plain truth that
India is crickets commercial hub. The trend of stagger- Cabinet rejig ranks? How will there be any and massive volumes of data equal interest in must from tomorrow, other newspaper in India
ing money on offer for anything that is cricket-related in The Narendra Modi visible change possible at leaked with miniature democratising learning at all September 5). Not wearing even thought of starting
India has been evident over the last few years. The government must be this late stage after setting devices from any corner of levels. Otherwise, it helmets, wrong driving such a forum as the REs
credited for choosing an high and impossible the world. India has to be wouldnt be fair play. techniques, gross violations Office.
enormous bids Chinese phone manufacturers Vivo
outspoken Minister as the expectations? ready for the blend of the Madhure Akilla C., in motor carriage, high J.P. Reddy,
(2,199 crore) and Oppo (1,079 crore) made for the IPL new Defence Minister. Its a V. Padmanabhan, criminal actor, the nation- Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu speed and reckless driving, Nalgonda, Telangana
title sponsorship and the Indian teams sponsorship, re- matter of great pride for all Bengaluru state actor, and the terrorist parking violations, drunk
spectively, earlier this year drive home the point. The women in the country. actor, which will be the Mission failure driving and minors driving Fognini issue
new media rights deal will considerably bolster the an- Nirmala Sitharaman has The secure babu trend ahead. A technical issue may have vehicles are a few of many Fabio Fognini swearing at a
nual income of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, made her mark in Start Up The government seems to H.N. Ramakrishna, ended another successful serious instances that go woman umpire at the U.S.
India, Make in India and have taken a practical and Bengaluru ISRO launch but there is unpunished. There is also Open and his consequent
15.4% of which came from the IPL according to its an-
GST. One hopes that the tactical decision to protect nothing to worry about. no control over vehicular disqualification from the
nual report for 2015-16. The cash flow reinforces the
government will now take its bureaucrats from hackers NEET impact ISRO has had a long and exhaust emission standards. tournament after three days
BCCIs uncontested status as the wealthiest and most steps towards enabling and data breaches (Top First of all, we must consider successful history of V. Lakshmanan, adds insult to injury to those
powerful governing body in world cricket. Star Indias full-fledged womens babus given secure the reality in the Indian launches and this setback is Tirupur, Tamil Nadu players who lost to him in
winning bid also highlights the rapid growth of the empowerment and act on mobiles, September 5). educational system before an opportunity to learn one the earlier rounds. One
games shortest version. It translates, approximately, to the issue of reservation for Compromised telecom jumping to conclusions. more crucial lesson. Science Readers views wonders why there was an
54.5 crore a match, greater than the 43 crore cur- women in Parliament. equipment can quickly MBBS aspirant A. Anithas has to be precise and there I feel that readers views inordinate delay in handing
rently paid for an India home international (Test, ODI Janga Bahadur Sunuwar, cripple a nations civilian death is the end result and can be no room for errors should get top preference, out the punishment to
Bagrakote, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal and military infrastructure. symptomatic of an already (Editorial Down but not while personal views, media Fognini. He could have been
and T20I). The club versus country debate will rage
It doesnt take much for a ailing educational system; a out, September 5). practices and the REs banned from participating
again, specifically when the player auction takes place The motive behind the programmer to plant code system that has failed its P.S.V. Prasad Babu, experiences abroad come in the next ATP tournament
in February 2018 and the league runs its course in April recent cabinet reshuffle is into a router, even if he/she own user. Public anger Bhadrachalam, Telangana next (The reader in mind? or the U.S. Open or even the
and May. Cricketers arent complaining, though. Tests said to have been to reward works overseas. Real should be directed towards Letters to The Editor, next Grand Slam.
remain the acme of cricket but with venues largely performers and show the security does not come with educational policy and To be carried with you September 5). The Readers Introducing the card
sporting empty stands, the five-day game needs its con- door to underachievers. closing doors. The reform. Every board Though vehicle users in Editor is the channel of system, as in football and
veyor belt to be oiled by the commerce that the IPL and Since two-thirds of the term imperviousness and the demands a different kind of Tamil Nadu will have to communication between hockey (red, yellow) will go
of the present government is privacy that a typewriter knowledge. Perhaps the accept the court directive as The Hindu and its readers. a long way if thought of. Is it
by extension the BCCI gifts to the game at large. More
already over with hardly any can offer are still unmatched State Board is ill-suited for far as original driving There must be a good and fair to throw a player out for
importantly, the confirmation of the commercial and credible achievements to its but modern technology is the knowledge that NEET licences are concerned, healthy exchange of views as his or her first-time offence?
administrative clout of the BCCI must underline yet credit, what can we expect here to stay. The Internet, demands. Before the there are other equally well as an acknowledgement A.V. Narayanan,
again the need to continue the reform and clean-up of in the remainder of its term, e-mail and cell phone government seeks to serious areas of concern of them. A reader should Tiruchi

the way cricket is managed in India. and by simply bringing in technology, though a great democratise exams and which have been ignored feel that he is a major part of more letters online:
talent from outside its boon, can still be hacked processes, it should evince (Original driving licence this unique column as no www.hindu.com/opinion/letters/




Issues define the narrative, not political parties

The president of Rajasthan Congress on the partys strategy for the next Assembly and general elections, demonetisation, and Opposition unity
Smita Gupta But let us take the case of change the goalposts takes up the issue of
a general secretary who whenever something his corruption, the BJP
Ever since Sachin Pilot became the president of Rajasthan Con- does not know whether he government has done has changes the subject to its
gress, and especially after his party lost power at the Centre, he will be replaced failed. But you have to communal agenda. The
is rarely seen in the national capital. Rajasthan is a key battle- tomorrow. What will he grant that Mr. Modi is a BJP is very deft at
ground State where the Congress hopes to wrest back power in deliver? 24x7 politician. You dont changing the narrative.
the 2018 Assembly elections. On a visit to Delhi this month, with see that energy in the Why is the Congress not
a portrait of his father Rajesh Pilot dominating the office and Everyone who is truly loyal Opposition. Is Rahul able to do that?
another large photograph of his father walking with Rajiv to the Congress, as long as he Gandhi an effective
Gandhi looking down from another wall, he spoke about the or she holds a position, must counter to Mr. Modi? Issues define the narrative,
challenges he and his party face. Excerpts: discharge that responsibility not political parties. People
with full honesty and com- It is true that all of us in the may not voice these things
What are the Congress help. People had the faith mitment. Now is not the time Congress, in the Opposition, clearly, but I can tell you that
partys prospects and that if we are in trouble, the to think of promotions or de- need to act much more de- on the ground there is a huge
what is your strategy in government will save our motions, but to give cisively and swiftly. So far it resentment among the Dal-
next years Assembly lives. Because there is a dis- everything to the party be- has been a tough journey... its, the farmers, about prices
elections in Rajasthan? connect between the ruling cause the situation today is when parties with people not coming down, gas prices
dispensation in Jaipur and much worse than it has been from such different back- going up, the impact of GST
In the last four years, from the farming community, we before. We have had BJP and grounds come together. And on small grocery shops.
21 seats out of 200 in the last have come to this. Ten lakh non-Congress governments yes, the BJP also plays There is a certain level of dis-
State elections (in 2013) and farmers are waiting for com- before, but what is happen- spoilsport look what they enchantment already there.
26% behind the BJP in Parlia- pensation from last years ing today is much worse. did in Bihar. When you break
ment and I must give credit crop damage caused by hail- There is a certain level of the Opposition like that, yes, Are you saying that this
to all the party workers and storms. This is as per the offi- *
SHANKER CHAKRAVARTY strangulation, a disregard for unity suffers. As the largest economic downturn
leaders we have been able cial records, and this has systems and institutions that Opposition party, it is incum- could be a turning point?
to establish a vibrant altern-
ative in Rajasthan. The Con-
been stated by the Minister
in the Assembly.
CVC (Central Vigilance Com-
mission). The government
India Congress Committee).
> Today there is a
disregard for
we have worked so hard to
create. I think what people
bent on the Congress to get a
credible line-up of Opposi-
gress has been working con- We have been raising the cancelled those mines and You will go to the systems and expect from a government is tion leaders and then pose a Why didnt it work against
sistently not just on winning issues of agrarian distress, handed over the inquiry to elections without a chief institutions that we that it should be fair and just challenge, which is what we the BJP in U.P., after
the bigger elections but also corruption, unemployment, the Lok Ayukta the Chief ministerial nominee? and transparent, have a two- are going to do. demonetisation?
have worked so hard
the smaller elections and of the complete handing Ministers office does not way communication, and be
mandis, panchayats or cor- over of state institutions to come under its purview. As a practice we dont do to create. sensitive to the hopes and as- You still havent answered It was too early in U.P. And
porations, the cooperative private hands. I am not Even before the Lok Ayukta that (announce a nominee), pirations of the people. All whether Mr. Gandhi is an two, Mr. Modi positioned the
sector, agricultural banks against private investment, report has come in, the con- except maybe the odd State There is much talk in the the propaganda people are effective counter to Mr. money ban as a rich versus
for these set the tone and but in the garb of PPP (pub- cerned secretarys suspen- here or there. But the BJP, party about the clash absorbing through radio, TV, Modi. poor agenda which is not the
tenor of how the political lic-private partnership) you sion has been revoked. There which announced its chief between the old guard the Internet, and the news- case. The stated objective
landscape will evolve. cant give away valuable re- are many instances where ministerial faces in Madhya and the Young Turks, talk papers, but what about the This comparison is drawn was to deal with Naxalism,
On the other hand, sources and assets of the gov- the Rajasthan government Pradesh, in Chhattisgarh of growing frustration. main issues in this country? all the time and its fair to do terrorism, black money all
Vasundharaji (Chief Minister ernment of the State to has accepted that there are where it is in power, and in We have had the worst that. But the Congress is a set that was set apart. People
Vasundhara Raje) went on private hands without any malpractices, corruption. Karnataka where it is not... I dont want to sermonise, economic report in the last of ideas and we are going to have understood the real
her Swaraj Sankalp Yatra and transparent MOUs. Through our messaging, why has it not done that in but the word frustration three years, the GDP is tank- go into elections with a clear agenda. If you look at the
made massive promises, face-to-face interactions, Rajasthan? really shouldnt be there. Its ing, exports are falling, job objective of replacing the score card of real achieve-
90% of which are only on pa- The BJP has effectively people know this. not about A, B or C any losses, agrarian distress. And BJP. The media can make ments Startup India,
per. People are beginning to used the issue of Will Rahul Gandhi be the more. In the Opposition, the entire discussion has comparisons, but we are go- Stand-up India, Digital India
ask questions. She spoke of corruption against the There is no clarity still on Congress president by the there should be only one moved on from the RBI re- ing into elections as a party. in all the slogans now it is
15 lakh jobs, the official re- Congress, but the whether you or Ashok end of October? goal how to become the port (on demonetisation) just Mr. Gandhi has said many 2022, not 2019.
cords show its only in the Congress has not Gehlot will be the voice of the people so that a couple of days back to the times that he as vice presid-
thousands. She said she succeeded in countering Congresss face for next I dont want to prejudge we can take on the BJP in Cabinet reshuffle. Its import- ent and Mrs. Gandhi as pres- You are a second-
would make agriculture re- it either in Rajasthan or years elections. the election results, but all 2019. This is a fictitious argu- ant, but its hogged three ident reflect the Congresss generation politician and
munerative for the farmers, anywhere else. indications are that he will ment, about young and old. days of prime time as op- background, commitment, the BJP is always talking
instead there have been 80 We all have different re- be. The talk that you mentioned posed to the real issue of job and how it can take on the about dynastic politics in
suicides in the last two years. I cant talk about Delhi, but sponsibilities. Its not about has been played up much losses in the IT, manufactur- BJP. We will do it effectively. the Congress.
in Rajasthan the people one or two people, but a col- Or is there a chance that more than it actually exists. ing, export sectors. How suc- Every Opposition party
Are you saying there were know the facts. One lakh lective leadership. In Ra- Sonia Gandhi will Much has been written in the cessful was the money ban? has understood that there is I dont have to counter it.
no suicides in the past? bighas of land were given il- jasthan, we have a big pool of continue? media, but we all work to- Now we have even the RBI need for a strong, united, vi- Look at the Chief Minister of
legally to 600 people in one leaders, all of whom have gether. I became an MP at 26, saying it was a flawed policy. able opposition to challenge Rajasthan: her mother was a
Earlier when there was day. This was brought to given decades of service to You are speculating now. a Minister at 30, and State Somebody has to be able to the BJP. Within the NDA, prominent BJP politician, her
crop failure, the state would light. We asked for a CBI the Congress. The time has Mrs. Gandhi has been Con- party president at 36. I have ask questions of the govern- what happened to the JD(U) sister is a minister in the BJP
intervene, have a loan (Central Bureau of Investiga- come for us to give back to gress president for 19 years been an MP for 10 years, ment. But the environment is after it joined? They were left government in Madhya Pra-
waiver, give some financial tion) probe, we went to the the party, make sure we win and she has her own space fought three elections. So if such that the people asking out of the Cabinet expansion. desh.The BJP talks of heredit-
the State. Who will head the not just in Congress politics someone says I should get questions are raided. There The Shiv Sena is not happy, ary politics but Chhattisgarh
government when the Con- but in national politics too. more from the party, thats is a new policy: defame, de- so all is not rosy within the Chief Minister Raman Singhs
> Somebody has to be able to ask questions of the
government. But the environment is such that the
gress forms the government
is a speculative question. The
She will continue to guide
the party and be a force
nonsense. nounce and destroy. NDA. We will mount a for-
midable challenge in 2019.
son is an MP. The story is the
same with the previous Hi-
people asking questions are raided. There is a new decision will be taken by the against growing divisive You may have an Prime Minister Narendra machal Chief Minister. I can
policy: defame, denounce and destroy. State MLAs and the AICC (All forces. exceptional career graph. Modi has been able to Whenever the Congress go on and on.



Paths to liberation Chagla resigns over education policy
The importance of unusual spaces
The External Affairs Minister, Mr. M.C. Chagla to-day [Sepem-
for the abundantly free mind ber 5] resigned from the Union Cabinet as he felt that the edu-
cational policy of the Government of India is likely to
threaten if not undermine the unity of the country. The Prime
Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, accepting his resignation with
The author Anna Pavord says in a moving
deep regret maintained in her reply that the inferences that
documentary about living space, Space
Mr. Chagla had drawn about the educational policy and the
is our best defence to an increasingly ag-
consequences that might flow from it were not correct. His
gressive world. It is perhaps curious that

assumption that it might undermine unity was also not

spaces, particularly spaces of freedom,
valid, she said. The Prime Minister will hold charge of the Ex-
are often associated with open, public
ternal Affairs Ministry for the time being. Mr. Swaran Singh,
spaces, of commute, dissonance, people,
Defence Minister, will lead the Indian delegation to the United
commerce, which is why so many
Nations General Assembly. If Mr. Swaran Singh is shifted to the
demonstrations of freedom emerge in the same realm.
Foreign Ministry other changes will be necessary.
The history of space and freedom is the history of modern-
ity, the history of old cities breaking the barriers of elusiveness
and liberation for the common man, from city barriers and
fortifications to the creation of gardens and public houses of A HUNDRED YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 6, 1917
expressions, creation of streets where things could flow freely,
wide boulevards, lower awnings, monuments of liberalism
Mrs. Besant to be released; Viceory on reforms.
educational institutions, private enterprise, court houses, mu- CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
seums. Throughout history, and the evolution of the modern The first meeting of the autumn session of the Imperial Legis-
thinking human, unusual spaces have existed wherever hu- CONCEPTUAL NOTEBOOK lative Council was held this morning in the Council Chamber,
Viceregal lodge [in Simla]. His Excellency the Viceroy
man craftiness and imagination have allowed them to exist, as Anthropocene
adaptable and fluid as people have willed them to be. Geology A dangerous game presided. All members were present except Mr. B.N. Basu,
who, however, it is understood, has not yet resigned. The visit-
Gardens are among the few remaining vestiges of human-
ors gallery was packed with ladies and gentlemen, both
kinds creativities, and luxuries, in the past of kings and aristo- This refers to the period in Reporting on the murky relationship between humans and tech European and Indian. Lady Chelmsford was also present.
crats, and today of people who live in and around gardens. As earths history when hu-
Virginia Woolf puts it in Kew Gardens, gardens are important man activities began to Suvojit Bagchi der about the depth of the Bengal. In this episode, a After His Excellency had taken his seat, Messrs C.E. Low, M.N.
because they are repositories of our past lives. have a significant impact crisis amidst West Bengals gaming company implants Hogg, C. A. Kincaid, J.E. Jennings, M.E. Couchman, D.S. Bray,
on the state of the planets Ki hochhey bol toh (What recent communal flare- a neural chip on the nape and Sir G.M. Chatnavis took the prescribed oath of allegiance.
Choosing colour ecology. The term was is this chaos about)? ups and the Darjeeling im- of the neck of protagonist.
Perhaps not so rationally, when I think of freedom, I think of popularised by Dutch asked the station house of- broglio. West Bengal is a This transfers him to a set- CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

the freedom of choosing colours, to be able to blend and stand chemist and Nobel laur- ficer, my batchmate. He State with little mass en- ting where the interface DATA POINT
out, breathe and perish whenever one chooses to. Consider eate Paul J. Crutzen in his was baffled. What is this tertainment in the dis- between reality and hy-
Woolf s use of the colour green in her story Blue and Green. 2002 article Geology of Blue Whale game? tricts, other than some perreality gets blurred.
She takes a shard of glass, pours green down it, places animate Mankind published in the He had to dig deep as folk theatre and television His administrator de-
and inanimate objects around it, makes the grass glisten, runs journal, Nature. Crutzen senior officers had initi- serials which are usually scribes the experience as
camels through mirages, flops frogs over, and sets unbroken proposed that the Anthro- ated an awareness cam- not watched by students. having layers on top of
stars; all before the night seeps in with its shadows and blots pocene period, which is paign underscoring just Blue Whale is fast filling reality. While Black Mir-
of blue, ending the saga of the green. Colours can do won- currently underway, how dangerous the game up that space, we had ror is fiction, Blue Whale
ders for the soul, and it can rip apart the ordinary to create began during the latter was. The campaign, the concluded. is not, indicating that the
fleeting spectres of what our lives could be, or who we can be part of the 18th century police claimed, had To understand how the interface between layers
today, with the freedom to make the green vanish suddenly when Scottish inventor saved a student who human mind works, I on top of reality and the
into blots of blue. Unusual spaces stolen out of the preserves of James Watt invented the was at an advanced stage passed on my Netflix pass- brain is reducing and of-
what we know and imagine have terrific possibilities. The No- steam engine. It is marked of the game. In the Blue word to my friend, to ten even colliding.
bel Peace Prize winner, Leymah Gbowee, credited with ending by increasing concentra- Whale game, an adminis- watch Black Mirror, an on- My friend watched the
the Second Liberian Civil War by leading a womens peace tion of greenhouse gases in trator reportedly assigns a going British TV series on episode and said that he
movement, started to bring together young girls ravaged by the atmosphere which has player various tasks such the impact of technology stopped his son from ac-
war and abuse, to a shared space of a community, scaling up had a substantial impact as watching horror films, on society. Even if the cessing the Internet on his
the comfort and space of a single room into wider rural com- on the global climate. etching the shape of a series is set in suburban mobile. But it will put
munities of trust and commitment, where girls are slightly whale on ones arm with a England, perhaps it may you in trouble too, he
more immune to fear and hopelessness. These are unusual sharp object, and finally provide some background told me. How, I asked. Am
spaces because they exist in places that have witnessed viol- CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC committing suicide. to the future of our societ- I not old enough to under-
ence at unprecedented levels, and continue to do so, unusual Bengali television ies, I thought. Black Mir- stand the Blue Whale
because of the participants (the girls) who could have given up routinely broadcasts stor- ror prophesies a society game?
and didnt, unusual because women like Gbowee create these THE WEB ies on the game, which is swallowed up by mobile Journalism separates a
spaces of freedom out of nowhere, quite like Woolf s blots of enough to unnerve applications and games. lie from the truth. If the
blue, appearing magically out of green: urgent break- Heres what you need to parents. Episode two of season public is confused
throughs and unusual spaces for the abundantly free mind. know about the Lucknow I have a 14-year-old three is a good example of between what is real and
Metro son, my friend said. I did how Black Mirror ante- what is hyperreal, what
Shohini Sengupta is Senior Resident Fellow, Corporate Law and Financial not tell him that we in the dated Blue Whale, a year will you report? he
Regulation, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy http://bit.ly/lknwmtro newsroom too often won- before it entered West asked. I was stumped.





Modi-Xi meet flags

Rajnath plans to visit J&K JD(U) asks Venkaiah
Part of Centres outreach programme, he will explore ways for lasting peace to disqualify Sharad
forward looking ties Vijaita Singh
New Delhi
sions with party workers and
like-minded groups.
Hizbul Mujahideen militant
Burhan Wani was killed in an Party leaders meet RS Chairman
I think one of the import- tion of the intelligentsia that As part of the Centres out- A group of citizens, led by encounter.
ant points which were made the closure of the Doklam reach programme, Home former Union Minister Yash- Anantnag, Pulwama, Kul- Vikas Pathak the chairman of the Rajya
at the meeting was that crisis has opened a fresh Minister Rajnath Singh is ex- want Sinha, visited the State gam and Shopian, the four NEW DELHI Sabha and his decision is fi-
peace and tranquility in the round of calibrated bonding pected to visit Jammu and from August 17 to 19 and pre- south Kashmir districts, re- The Janata Dal (United) has nal. No court has jurisdic-
border areas was a pre- between the two countries. Kashmir from September 9 pared a report which said corded only 35 incidents this approached Rajya Sabha tion over the disqualifica-
requisite for the further de- The Xiamen summit is be- to 11. the sense of dismay and year as against 162 last year. Chairman M. Venkaiah tion. A defecting member
velopment of the bilateral coming a turning point in This is his first visit after despondency had grown Shopian reported 90 in- Naidu seeking disqualifica- can face disqualification if
relationship and there the positive trend in Sino-In- leading an all-party delega- among the people and the cidents last year, but this tion of party veteran Sharad he votes against his partys
should be more effort to dian relations, says Mao Si- tion to Srinagar when unrest situation was much worse year only 18 have occurred. Yadav, weeks after he took a direction in the House or
really enhance and wei, Chinas former consul broke out in Kashmir in than during their previous Similarly in Anantnag, where public stand against the voluntarily gives up mem-
strengthen the mutual level general in Kolkata, in a con- 2016. visits. 30 incidents were reported partys decision to join bership of the party, unless
of trust between the two versation with The Hindu. Mr. Singh will visit Jammu, Rajnath Singh in 2016, only four have oc- hands with the BJP and be- two-thirds of the legislature
sides. He highlighted that China Srinagar and Leh and meet Pellet guns curred this year. Pulwama come part of the ruling party defects and merges
The Foreign Secretary had become more attentive civil society members, lead- sue and it could be ad- An official said use of pellet reported 41 incidents in 2016 NDA. with another party.
pointed out that organisa- to Indias concerns in the ers of political and social or- dressed only by embracing guns against protesters had and this year it came down A senior party leader con- Party leader K.C. Tyagi
tions such as the Asian Infra- fight against terrorism, re- ganisations, business leaders every Kashmiri. sharply declined in the Val- to 12, the official said. firmed that JD(U) Rajya had said recently that Mr.
structure Investment Bank ferring to the BRICS joint and others, an official said. The Home Minister said ley. While 777 such incidents In Srinagar, the incidents Sabha member R.C.P. Singh Yadav would be of no use
(AIIB) and the BRICS could statement of Monday, During his interactions, on August 19 that a solution were reported in 14 districts came down from 191 to 58 and party leader Sanjay Jha to it if he attended the grand
supplement interaction where, for the first time, the Minister will receive to the Kashmir problem, be- in 2016, the number had this year. In Baramulla and met Mr. Naidu. They are be- rally of RJD leader Lalu
between the two countries China, at the highest level, peoples representations on sides terrorism, Naxalism come down to 143 till July 31 Sopore, 102 and 124 incid- lieved to have told him that Prasad in Patna some days
at the intergovernmental did not object to the listing how to bring lasting peace in and the northeast insur- this year. ents were reported, respect- Mr. Yadav had openly ago. He said Mr. Yadav had
level, to build a robust rela- of Pakistan-based Jaish-e- the Valley. He will meet Gov- gency, would be found be- When 15 civilians were ively, in 2016; this year, the broken ranks with the party in the past been against the
tionship in the future. Mohammad and Lashkar-e- ernor N.N. Vohra, Chief Min- fore 2022. killed and 396 injured in number came down to eight and was sharing the dais RJD and the Congress and
In China, there is a grow- Taiba as international terror ister Mehbooba Mufti and Former Prime Minister various incidents where pel- and one, the official said. with key political opponents spoken out against corrup-
ing perception among a sec- groups. civil and security officials. Manmohan Singh, who let guns were used in 2016, The government had and Opposition parties. tion. He would be seen as
The visit comes about heads the Congresss policy only one civilian was killed come under sharp criticism Mr. Singh could not be supporting those accused of
three weeks after Prime Min- planning group on Kashmir, and 36 were injured this for the use of pellet guns. An reached despite several corruption if he attended

NEET row: CMC ister Narendra Modi had said

that bullets or abuses would
not resolve the Kashmir is-
will lead a team of party
leaders to Jammu and Kash-
mir next week for discus-
Most incidents occurred
after July 8, 2016 when
all-party delegation had
called for the complete with-
drawal of pellet guns.
A request for disqualifica-
tion of a member is made to
the RJDs rally. Mr. Yadav did
attend the rally in the last
week of August.

suspends admissions
The MBBS course will be
run for a single student, a
Central Government nom-
aminations. The Supreme
Court ratified this in favour
of the college, Solomon
Section 377: SC RBI is economys risk manager
inee who happens to be the
son of a martyr this year,
and a single candidate will
Sathishkumar, principal-in-
charge, CMC, said. to start hearing Raghuram Rajan says Governor is duty-bound to warn govt. of risks to stability
be admitted to the DM Car- Marks and merit Special Correspondent
diology, as mandated by a The government defines High interest after privacy verdict Chennai
Supreme Court order, said merit as marks alone. For Every Governor of the Re-
CMC Director Sunil Chandy. the kind of doctors we need, Krishnadas Rajagopal serve Bank of India (RBI)
PG admissions to 182 we have to assess suitability NEW DELHI serves as the risk manager to
courses were filled up as per criteria, including commit- The Supreme Court is likely the economy, and in that ca-
usual admission process as ment to serving the public, to hear on September 8 cur- pacity, the incumbent is
the prescription of single leadership skills, and ability ative petitions against Sec- duty- bound to the warn the
window counselling came at to work as part of our team, tion 377 of the Indian Penal government of the day if
the eleventh hour by which enshrined in our three-day Code, a colonial-era provi- there are concerns about
time the College had com- selection process. This does sion criminalising consen- risks to macro-economic sta-
pleted its admissions, and as not come through in the sual sexual acts of Lesbian, bility, former RBI Governor
per the Notification issued current admission system, Gay, Bisexual and Trans- Raghuram Rajan said here
by the National Board of Ex- Dr. Chandy said. gender (LGBT) adults in A march in support of on Tuesday.
private. the LGBT community in As the Governor of the
On February 2 last year, a Chennai. M. KARUNAKARAN
Reserve Bank, you are the

Is Veda Nilayam part Bench led by the then Chief

Justice of India, T.S. Thakur,
indicated that the petitions
the Constitution Bench led
by then Chief Justice of India
most important technocrat
dealing with economic risk
management ... you control

of assets case? asks HC needed to be referred to a

five-judge Constitution
J.S. Khehar concluded that
the 2014 verdict by a two-
$350-$400 billion in foreign
exchange reserves, you de-
Bench for a possible back- judge Bench of the apex termine the interest rate
Move to convert it into a memorial challenged to-roots, in-depth hearing. court pandered to a major- policy in the economy, you
The three-judge Bench of itarian view to turn down are also the lender of last re-
Special Correspondent memorial. CJI Thakur and Justices Anil the LGBT community their sort ... given all this, you are Raghuram Rajan and N. Ravi, former Editor-in-Chief, The Hindu, and Director, Kasturi and
CHENNAI Pointing out that the Su- R. Dave and J.S. Khehar gave inherent fundamental rights effectively the risk manger to Sons, at the launch of the book I do what I do, in Chennai on Tuesday. R. RAVINDRAN *

The Madras High Court on preme Court had in Febru- credence to arguments that of life, personal liberty, the economy, Dr. Rajan
Tuesday wanted to know ary this year convicted the the threat imposed by Sec- equality and gender said. You have to warn a set of rules. N. Ravi about some of the be told that losses they take
whether Veda Nilayam, other accused, including tion 377 amounted to denial discrimination. about risk to macro stability You are not quite in the passages in the book and the on account of commercial
which served as the resid- Jayalalithaas close confid- of the rights to privacy and The 2014 judgments view and the risk to the growth place of a bureaucrat. But challenges he had faced as a decisions ... wont be in-
ence of former Chief Minis- ante V.K. Sasikala, in the dignity, and resulted in that a minuscule fraction of agenda and so, in that duty, you as RBI Governor have to central banker, Dr. Rajan quired into.
ter Jayalalithaa until her case and confirmed the gross miscarriage of justice. the countrys population you sometimes have to make a judgment call ... said the stress in the banking It was also vital that in the
death on December 5, was trial courts order to attach constitutes lesbians, gays, speak up; in that duty, you there are no rules to tie your- sector had been one of the course of the implementa-
also part of the assets in a the properties involved in Major boost bisexuals or transgenders sometimes have to say no to self to, Dr. Rajan said. areas where he felt the least tion of the IBC, care must be
case booked against her by the offence, the Chief The fight against Section 377 was not a sustainable basis pressures that come down Sometimes, you have to progress had been achieved taken to ensure that the sys-
the Directorate of Vigilance Justice wanted to know if got a major boost when a to deny the right to privacy, on you. warn in public if the broader during his tenure. The adop- tem did not allow big default-
and Anti-Corruption Veda Nilayam was also one nine-judge Bench of the Su- Justice D.Y. Chandrachud dialogue is going the down tion of the Insolvency and ers to slip away and end up
(DVAC) in 1996 on the of those properties. preme Court, while uphold- observed in his judgment. Not a bureaucrat direction. It also obviates the Bankruptcy Code (IBC) since only netting the small guy,
charge of possessing assets In his reply, Advocate ing the right to privacy as a Speaking at the release of his general tendency of every- then was a significant devel- Dr. Rajan said. On the gov-
disproportionate to her General Vijay Narayan told fundamental right intrinsic Last stand book I do what I do at a func- body to kick the ball down opment that gave bankers ernments push to consolid-
known sources of income. the court that the check to life and liberty, ripped The curative petitions was tion jointly hosted by Taj the road ... as Governor, you the comfort of a shadow un- ate some of the public sector
The first Division Bench period (the period within apart a 2014 judgment dis- the last stand for the over a Coromandel, The Hindu Lit dont have the freedom to der which they could negoti- banks through mergers, the
of Chief Justice Indira which a person had been missing the case against Sec- decade-old legal fight for for Life and the University of kick the ball down the road ate more confidently with former RBI chief cautioned
Banerjee and Justice M. accused of amassing wealth tion 377. LGBT rights. The Review Chicago, the former IMF ... it is important that the defaulters. that cleaning up the lenders
Sundar raised the query disproportionate to his/her The nine-judge Bench on Bench of the Supreme Chief Economist referred to role be understood in the The single biggest chal- balance sheets was far more
during the hearing of a known sources of income) August 28 observed that the Court, in January 2014, had some of the speeches he had right spirit; you sometimes lenge is cleaning up the bal- crucial as merging unhealthy
public interest litigation pe- for the DVAC case was chilling effect of Section 377 agreed with its original ap- made as Governor that were have to say no, it has to be ance sheets of public sector banks could have its con-
tition filed by one V. between 1991 and 1996, poses a grave danger to the peal judgment on December less about monetary policy recognised. banks and getting them back sequences. It was best, he
Thangavelu, who chal- when Ms. Jayalalithaa unhindered fulfilment of 11, 2013, setting aside the and more about the eco- to the business of lending, opined, for banks to merge
lenged the State Govern- served as Chief Minister, ones sexual orientation, as historic verdict of the Delhi nomic climate, and said the Banking sector stress Dr. Rajan said. when they were healthy and
ments move to convert whereas Veda Nilayam was an element of privacy and High Court. The High Court RBI chief was unique in that Fielding a wide range of The shadow of the bank- that too with great care given
Veda Nilayam at Poes purchased much before dignity. had declared Section 377 the role was not that of a questions from the former ruptcy code makes it easier the complexities such mer-
Garden here into a that. In separate judgments, unconstitutional. bureaucrat, who operates by Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu ... but still bankers need to gers had to contend with.

ED attaches
Misas Delhi
Phones were customised: Centre Legal luminaries divided
farmhouse They were given to officials after public enterprises modified them on T.N. Governors silence
Special Correspondent Special Correspondent of security, the critical as- ance Jio SIMs, that have a
New Delhi New Delhi pect is the application on pre-stored phone directory It is believed that this will indirectly aid horse trading
The Enforcement Director- The Home Ministry said on which the communication of numbers of all officials
ate (ED) has attached a Tuesday that the Google [both voice and data] is above the rank of joint sec- Sobhana K. Nair Court lawyer Sanjay Hegde
farmhouse of RJD chief Pixel phones given to bur- based. If it is secured, en- retary, were given to select New Delhi said.
Lalu Prasads daughter eaucrats were customised crypted and appropriately bureaucrats around two Nearly a fortnight after 19 If the Assembly is sched-
Misa Bharti in a money and issued under a pilot pro- certified, security issues can months ago. Confirming that dissident AIADMK MLAs met uled to meet in a foreseeable
laundering case involving ject of the Electronics and be broadly addressed. the government gave out Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao future, then the Governor
shell companies. Information Technology An official said on Tues- modified phones to 80 of- and formally withdrew sup- can take a view that let the
The Bijwasan farmhouse Ministry (MeITY) for secure day that it had roped in two ficers under the pilot pro- port to Chief Minister Edap- House take the call. The cor-
in Delhi had been bought communication. public sector enterprises to ject, a source said they were padi K. Palaniswami, the si- rect Constitutional course
in the name of Mishail A Ministry spokesperson modify the phones. Reliance jointly customised by the lence on the part of Mr. Rao would be to convene the As-
Packers and Printers, in said that since it was a pro- A Google Pixel phone. Jio SIMs were used in the ECIL, under the Department in ordering a floor test in the sembly and ask the Chief
which Ms. Bharti and her ject of MeITY, the technical modified phones as it had of Atomic Energy, and the C- Assembly has led to charges Minister to prove his major-
husband Shailesh Kumar details would be available a critical communication the best 4G reception at DAC, under the Ministry of that he is indirectly aiding ity, Mr. Hegde said.
are directors. with it. project, the spokesperson present. Electronics and IT, in accord- horse trading. Legal lu- The previous Assembly
The farmhouse, accord- Asked why Google and a said: While the handset and The Hindu reported on ance with the specifications minaries are, however, di- session ended in July and
ing to the ED, was pur- private telecom operator, Re- the telecom service provider Tuesday that customised issued by the Home Ministry. vided on the Governors the next is expected in
chased using 1.2 crore ob- liance Jio, were roped in for are important determinants Google phones, with Reli- role. Ch Vidyasagar Rao November.
tained through money Not only AIADMK [dis-
laundering in 2008-09. sidents] but even the Oppos- said: A partisan Speaker Governors discretion
The ED has already recor-
ded the statements of Ms.
Bharti and her husband.
Govt. backs varying ages for girls marriage ition has asked for a vote of
confidence. When there is
reasonable suspicion that
can use this time to start dis-
qualification proceedings
against the rebel legislators,
Constitutional expert Sub-
ash Kashyap, however, said,
Strictly speaking, it is en-
Earlier, the Serious the numbers [of the govern- legitimising a minority gov- tirely up to the Governors
Fraud Investigating Office Legal Correspondent questioned the government The court termed child exceptions when a minor ment] have come down, ernment. The only way out discretion not to convene a
had filed a criminal com- New Delhi about the logic behind keep- marriages in the country boy and girl fall in love and constitutionally it is the duty of this impasse, Mr. session.
plaint against those run- The legislature may have ing different minimum ages not marriages but mirages. marry on their own, the of the Governor to summon Ramachandran said, is the Mr. Kashyap said: The
ning the shell companies taken a conscious decision for marriage under different The court had earlier said Bench said. It is hearing a the Assembly to prove the sidelined AIADMK leader Governor appoints the Chief
providing accommodation to retain the minimum age laws. it was unfortunate that par- petition filed by an NGO, In- majority [of the govern- T.T.V. Dhinakaran and the Minister and on his advice,
entries, based on which range for marriage between The age of consent varies ents drove their minor chil- dependent Thought, chal- ment]. Otherwise, he would Opposition moving the he appoints the Council of
the ED initiated the money- 15 and 18 for girls consider- from the Indian Penal Code dren into marriage. It is a lenging Exception 2 to Sec- be perpetuating a minority court. Ministers. Once that is done,
laundering probe. The ac- ing the socio-economic con- to the Prohibition of Child hard reality and is unfortu- tion 375 (rape) of the Indian government on the people At the same time, the ex- his role ends. The CM and
cused laundered unac- ditions of the country, the Marriage Act to the Hindu nate that most of the child Penal Code, which permits of Tamil Nadu, a senior Su- tent of courts intervention is the Council of Ministers are
counted cash and brought government argued in the Marriage Act ... What is the marriages happening in the sexual intercourse with a preme Court lawyer, Mohan not predictable, he said. responsible to the Assembly.
it into the banking channel Supreme Court on Tuesday. logic in keeping different age country are arranged by par- girl child aged between 15 Parasaran, said. The Governor cannot in- The question of minority or
later, camouflaged as share A Bench of Justices M.B. limits for the marriage of ents of the girl child. How- and 18 only on the ground Another Supreme Court definitely ignore the evid- majority is for the House to
premium transactions. Lokur and Deepak Gupta girls, the Bench asked. ever, to this, there are odd that she is married. lawyer, Raju Ramachandran, ence at hand, Supreme decide.




Modis 10 noble commitments for BRICS Japan wants to

PM calls for coordinated action on counter-terrorism, cybersecurity and disaster management
develop missiles
Press Trust of India
Xiamen India, Egypt Threat from N.Korea, China: Abes adviser
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi on Tuesday pitched to bolster Kallol Bhattacherjee
for a coordinated action on NEW DELHI
counter-terrorism, cyberse- bilateral ties Japan faces an unpreceden-
curity and disaster manage- ted threat to its existence
ment, as he suggested 10 Press Trust of India from North Koreas posses-
noble commitments Xiamen sion of hydrogen bomb, said
through which BRICS could Prime Minister Narendra an adviser to Japanese
achieve leadership in global Modi on Tuesday met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
transformation. Egyptian President Abdel here on Tuesday.
At the BRICS Emerging Fattah el-Sisi and held Speaking at an event or-
Markets and Developing talks on ways to ganised by a think tank, Kat- Shinzo Abe
Countries Dialogue organ- strengthen bilateral ties. suyuki Kawai indicated that
ised by China on the side- Mr. Modi, who came to Japan faced twin nuclear ficant in view of the recent
lines of the 9th BRICS Sum- this port city of China on threats from North Korea tensions on the India-China
mit as an outreach exercise, September 3 to attend the and an expansionist China border. Mr. Kawai wel-
Mr. Modi said India had a 9th BRICS Summit, held and, therefore, wanted to comed the end of the stan-
long tradition of partner- two bilateral meetings on develop long-range missiles, doff at Doklam. Both India
ships with fellow develop- the last day of his China ending its post-Second and China have disengaged
ing countries, while pursu- visit. World War stance. their Armies at Doklam,
ing its own aspirations for Our national security en- which is a positive move.
growth. India, China talks vironment has been drastic- This was achieved because
After meeting Mr. Sisi, the ally changed since the crisis of persistence and resili-
Brick by brick Prime Minsiter held talks in the Korean peninsula es- ence. But he also pointed
Whatever we do, will im- with Chinese President Xi calated. Under the present out that Japan faced
pact the world substantially. Show of solidarity: BRICS leaders at the Dialogue of Emerging Markets and Developing Countries in Xiamen. *
PTI Jinping. conditions, Japanese Self Chinese expansionist beha-
So, it is our solemn duty to Delighted to meet Defence Forces may con- viour every day, hinting
make a better world brick President Abdel Fattah sider acquiring inter-contin- that Chinas aggressive beha-
by brick, or, through
BRICS.., Mr. Modi said.
I had spoken about
world, creating a digital
world, creating a skilled
world, creating a healthier
We too are terror victims: Pak el-Sisi. We held talks on
further strengthening our
historical ties with Egypt,
ental ballistic missiles and
cruise missiles to deal with
the threat we are facing,
viour was likely to be on Mr.
Abes agenda.
Japanese media reports
BRICS driving the global world, creating an equitable Pakistan expressed con- Mr. Modi tweeted after the said Mr. Kawai who is here have indicated that Mr. Abe
> Many terrorist
transformation in the next world, creating a connected ISLAMABAD
groups have been cern at the rise of extremist meeting. to lay the ground for the will visit India between
10 years for it to be a golden world and creating a har- Pakistan on Tuesday came ideologies and intolerance Earlier, during his visit of Prime Minister Abe. September 12 and 14 when
responsible for
decade. I suggest that this monious world. up with a guarded but con- in the region, encouraging address at the BRICS he will hold bilateral discus-
can be brought about with Apart from Mr. Modi, fusing reaction to the violence against social stratification and sys- Emerging Markets and Call for rollback sion with Prime Minister
our proactive approach, leaders of Brazil, Russia, BRICS summit declaration Pakistani people tematic targeting of minor- Developing Countries Mr. Kawai indicated that Narendra Modi and attend a
policies, and action, Mr. China, South Africa and five expressing concern over ities. Opposition politician Dialogue, which was North Korean thermonuc- ceremony to start a high-
Modi said while putting for- guest countries Egypt, the security situation in the and its associates like and former Pakistani Am- attended by Egypt, lear tests had shaken the se- speed railway project. A Ja-
ward 10 noble commit- Tajikistan, Thailand, Mexico region and violence caused Jamaatul Ahrar, have been bassador to the U.S. Sherry Mexico, Guinea, Thailand curity arrangement in East panese advance team vis-
ments through which BRICS and Guinea attended the by militant groups, includ- responsible for extreme Rehman said the BRICS and Tajikistan on Chinas Asia which came up follow- ited India last week, laying
leadership in global trans- dialogue. ing four operating from acts of violence against statement was unsurpris- invitation as part of ing the Second World War. the ground for Abe-Modi
formation can be achieved. Our no strings at- Pakistani soil. Pakistani people. We are ing. BRICS Plus outreach Tokyo was considering all talks on railways and infra-
The 10 noble commit- tached model of coopera- Earlier, Pakistani De- deeply concerned at the BRICS declaration has exercise, Mr. Modi options to deter North structure.
ments suggested by the tion is driven purely by the fence Minister Khurram presence of groups like come as a big surprise to described these countries Koreas missile and thermo-
Prime Minister included requirements and priorities Dastagir was quoted by Geo Daesh, ETIM and IMU in Pakistani officials who be- as close and valued nuclear capabilities. Talks with Modi
creating a safer world by of our partner countries, TV as saying Pakistan had the ungoverned spaces in lieved that China would al- partners of India. I am sure Prime Minister The Abe-Modi talks would
organised and coordinated Mr. Modi said. rejected the BRICS Afghanistan as they pose a ways side with them. India and Egypt have a Shinzo Abe is also thinking be the first major opportun-
action on at least three is- Our development part- declaration. threat to peace and secur- Chinese diplomats were strong economic daily about how to ensure ity for Japan to share its con-
sues: counter-terrorism, cy- nerships, projects are But in a statement later, ity in the region. quick to dispel the impres- relationship and security for Japanese lives cerns on the North Korean
bersecurity and disaster providing water, electricity, Foreign Office spokesper- However, the statement sion that China shared In- cooperation in areas of and property, he said. The developments with India,
management. roads, healthcare, tele- son Nafees Zakariya said made no mention of the dias concerns. If UNSC security and counter- situation is so serious that which had deplored the re-
medicine, and basic infra in Pakistan too was seriously Haqqani Network, Lashkar- named these organisations, terrorism. we will not be secure if cent hydrogen-bomb test by
Greener world dozens of countries, he concerned about terrorism e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mo- isnt it such a surprise for India is the sixth largest North Korea gives up its North Korea. We hope our
Other noble commitments said. and extremism in the South hammed, which have been BRICS to repeat the same trading partner of Egypt. ICBM programme. We are security environment which
suggested by Mr. Modi He said recently India Asian region. Many terror- accused by Afghanistan, words, Deputy Chinese Indias imports from demanding total rollback of began after the Second
were: creating a greener completed its first voluntary ist groups based in the re- the U.S. and India of Head of Mission in Is- Egypt were worth $1.74 the nuclear facilities of World War will continue,
world, creating an enabled review of Sustainable Devel- gion, including in Afgh- launching attacks against lamabad Lijian Zhao billion during the 2014-15. North Korea. but we are also thinking of
world, creating an inclusive opment Goals (SDGs). anistan, such as the TTP their citizens. tweeted. (With ANI inputs) The upcoming visit of what we can do to counter
Prime Minister Abe is signi- the threats, he said.

Modi in Myanmar on Rohingya illegal immigrants: Rijiju Shah for NDA

rule in entire
first bilateral visit Minister justifies Union governments plan to send them back to Myanmar
Sandeep Phukan the BJP and its allies in As a historic friend of Myan-
Special Correspondent
New Delhi Northeast India. mar, India can play an im- New Delhi
Will hold talks with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi today A day after the Supreme portant role in defusing ten- Striving to wipe out the
Court asked the Modi gov- Political issue sions and saving civilian Congress from the north-
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA ernment to explain why it The migration of Rohingya, a lives. Prime Minister Modi east, BJP president Amit
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar) wants to deport Rohingya, minority Muslim community must urge the Myanmar au- Shah on Tuesday launched
Prime Minister Narendra Union Minister of State for settled in the Rakhine State thorities to address the long- the second conclave of the
Modi arrived here on Tues- Home Kiren Rijiju on Tues- of Myanmar, who are now standing and systematic dis- North-East Democratic Alli-
day, on his first bilateral visit day said Rohingya are il- fleeing the country after be- crimination against Ro- ance (NEDA) a political
to Myanmar. legal immigrants and need to ing caught in violent ethnic hingya and other Muslims in platform of the BJP and its
Landed in Naypyitaw, be deported as per law. clashes, have become a polit- Rakhine State, which has left allies in the region and
marking the start of my My- The Minister said he did ical issue in the northeastern people trapped in a cycle of urged the State govern-
anmar visit. I will join a wide not want to comment on the States that share a border violence and deprivation, ments to build on the
range of programmes during legal aspect of the case, but with Myanmar for nearly Kiren Rijiju Aakar Patel, executive dir- achievements of the Modi
my visit to Myanmar, Mr. was responding to harsh 1,600 km. ector of Amnesty Interna- government.
Modi tweeted soon after his and unnecessary criticism The second NEDA con- These comments from tional India, said. The BJP-led NEDA is in
arrival. from human rights clave, attended by five Chief senior BJP functionaries The issue was also heard power in five States but I
Mingalaba Myanmar! organisations. Ministers from the north- come right in the middle of a by the Supreme Court on am confident that in the
After intense diplomatic en- "I want to tell the interna- eastern region, discussed the three-day Myanmar visit of Monday after two undocu- coming days, the alliance
gagements at #BRICS2017, tional organisations whether issue of undocumented Prime Minister Modi. mented Rohingya immig- will be in power in all the
PM@narendramodi arrives the Rohingya are registered Bangladeshi immigrants and rants petitioned it, challen- eight States in the north-
to a warm welcome at under the United Nations plans to seal the border. Amnestys appeal to PM ging the Centres eastern region, Mr. Shah
Naypyitaw, Ministry of Ex- Warm greetings: Narendra Modi being welcomed at the Nay Human Rights Commission Assams Health Minister The human rights organisa- deportation plan. said at the inaugural ses-
ternal Affairs spokesperson Pyi Taw International Airport, in Myanmar on Tuesday. PTI * or not. They are illegal im- Himanta Biswa Sarma, who tion Amnesty International Mr. Rijiju said, We have sion. Right now, BJP-led
Raveesh Kumar tweeted. migrants in India and as per is the convener of the NEDA, said Prime Minister Naren- asked the State governments governments are in power
Mr. Modi called on Presid- nesday. Mr. Modi had said investment, infrastructure law they stand to be depor- said, Rohingya Muslims dra Modi should use his to make a task force and in Assam, Manipur and Ar-
ent Htin Kyaw on Tuesday India and Myanmar would and energy and culture. ted, Mr. Rijiju told pressper- should be pushed back. We visit to urge the Myanmarese start the process of identify- unachal Pradesh while the
and will hold wide-ranging look at strengthening co- He said he was looking sons at a briefing of the at Northeast are clear that authorities to protect civil- ing them wherever they are ruling parties in Nagaland
talks with State Counsellor operation in security and forward to his visit to the North East Democratic Alli- we cant take any more ians and allow humanitarian so that they can be and Sikkim are its allies.
Aung San Suu Kyi on Wed- counter-terrorism, trade and heritage city of Bagan. ance, a political platform of refugees. aid to the affected areas. deported.

Attempt on
Rahul off to
U.S. to learn
Joint secretaries vested Panel appointed CVC to divide
more on AI
Special Correspondent
with financial powers by consensus, SC told Tripura: CM
Suvojit Bagchi
New Delhi Kolkata

Congress vice-president Home Ministry allows them to spend up to 50 cr. on works Plea challenged appointment as arbitrary and illegal Without blaming the Bhar-
Rahul Gandhi will be trav- atiya Janata Party directly
elling to the U.S. where he Special Correspondent cipal bodies and urban au- Legal Correspondent While Mr. Chowdary was for an attempt to break
is likely to meet the pion- New Delhi thorities up to 50 crore. NEW DELHI appointed the CVC on June the State, Tripura Chief
eers of research on Artifi- In a first, the Home Ministry The joint secretaries can The Centre on Tuesday told 6, 2015, Mr. Bhasin took Minister Manik Sarkar has
cial Intelligence (AI), the has given financial powers to also give authorisation, ex- the Supreme Court that K.V. charge as the VC on June 11. said that those who are try-
science of making ma- joint secretaries. They can penditure sanction up to 20 Chowdary was appointed Mr. Venugopal further ing to break the small
chines that think like hu- now spend up to 50 crore crore for purchase of opera- Central Vigilance Commis- questioned the powers of north-eastern State hob-
mans, to expand his for executing works and pur- tional vehicles of central sioner (CVC), the chief of the judiciary to review the nob with the BJP.
thoughts about AI. chasing land. armed police forces, Delhi the countrys top anti-cor- appointments made unan- Mr. Sarkars comments
Mr. Gandhi, these Joint secretaries have also Police and other security-re- ruption body, with the un- imously by the PM commit- came only weeks after an
sources said, is keen that been allowed to make pro- lated organisations. animous consensus of a tee, which also includes the indefinite rail and road
India lead in AI, just as his curement through open or These powers were earlier high-profile committee led Leader of the Opposition- blockade by the Indigen-
father Rajiv Gandhi had led limited tender of up to 20 exercised at the level of by the Prime Minister in K.V. Chowdary and the Home Minister. ous Peoples Front of
the computer revolution. crore and procurement Rajiv Gauba Union home secretary, spe- June 2015. The Bench responded Tripura demanding a sep-
The only difference is that through negotiated or single cial secretary and additional Arguing before a Bench sponding to allegations that it did not, at this point, arate State.
while the senior Gandhi tender or proprietary con- Union Home Secretary Rajiv secretary. There are around of Justices Arun Mishra and raised in a PIL petition filed want to go into the realm Mr. Sarkar indirectly
was already Prime Minister tract of up to 5 crore, an of- Gauba, who assumed charge 20 joint secretaries in the M.M. Shantanagoudar, At- by NGO, Centre for Integ- of merits of the candid- blamed the ruling party at
when he made these ef- ficial said. on August 31. Ministry. torney-General K.K. Venugo- rity, Governance and Train- ates, but simply wanted to the Centre.
forts, his son has a long Such financial powers The joint secretaries can They have also been em- pal submitted that the track ing in Vigilance Administra- see whether the eligibility The forces which are
way to go before initiating have been given to bring give expenditure sanction to powered to sign agreements records of both Mr. Chow- tion, represented by criteria were fulfilled at the engaged in creating this di-
such dramatic changes. He greater flexibility in opera- infrastructure, civil, and for technical collaboration dary and T.M. Bhasin, one advocates Prashant time of appointments. Mr. vision are the forces
will also address a confer- tions, reduce delays and fa- electrical works under ap- and consultancy services up of the two vigilance commis- Bhushan and Pranav Sach- Venugopal assured the [which] hobnob with the
ence on India At 70: Re- cilitate quick decision on proved schemes and pro- to 2 crore, and sanction ex- sioners at the Central Vigil- deva, in 2015 challenging court that enquiries were BJP. However, we do not
flections On The Path For- matters involving financial jects up to 50 crore. penditure of up to 50 lakh ance Commission, were vet- the appointments as arbit- made about the officers be- have enough evidence to
ward at the University of expenditure, a Home Min- They can also approve for running of office and ted before their rary, illegal and in violation fore their appointments. suggest that the BJP is try-
California, Berkeley, on istry official said. The de- purchase of land through contingency expenditure of appointments. of the principle of institu- The court will hear argu- ing to divide the State.,
September 11. cision has been taken by State governments, muni- up to 20 lakh. Mr. Venugopal was re- tional integrity. ments on September 7. Mr. Sarkar said.




South Korea seeks bigger U.S. ends amnesty scheme
warheads, conducts drills for young immigrants
Move will affect 8,00,000 people, including 8,000 Indians
Cambodian leader
charged with treason Unlimited warhead payload will be useful in responding to N. Koreas threats Varghese K. George
that in 2014, around five lakh
PHNOM PENH out of a total of 11 million
Cambodian Opposition leader Reuters The Donald Trump adminis- Indians were in America il-
Kem Sokha has been charged Seoul tration on Tuesday discon- legally. Asia, encompassing
with treason and could face a South Korea said on Tuesday tinued an Obama-era immig- South Asian nations such as
jail term of 15 to 30 years if that an agreement with the ration reform measure that India as well as East Asian
convicted, a court said on U.S. to scrap a weight limit protected from deportation countries including China,
Tuesday. Kem Sokha was on its warheads would help people who had entered the was the birthplace of 1.4 mil-
arrested on Sunday in an it respond to North Koreas U.S. illegally as children. lion U.S. unauthorised im-
escalating crackdown on nuclear and missile threat (T)he programme known migrants, or 13% of the total
critics of Prime Minister Hun after it conducted its sixth as DACA that was effectu- in 2014, the study said.
Sens government, which and largest nuclear test two ated under the Obama ad-
accused him of plotting with days ago. ministration is being rescin- An inhumane decision
the U.S. to undermine the South Koreas Asia Busi- ded, Attorney-General Jeff The Trump Administra-
country. Reuters ness Daily, citing an unidenti- Sessions said. The former tions cruel decision to not
fied source, reported that President had introduced A demonstration against the save the DACA programme
Refugee in Germany on North Korea had been ob- the Deferred Action for scrapping of the scheme. *
will affect many Indians in
trial for rape, murder served moving a rocket that Childhood Arrivals (DACA) AP America. A lot of people
FREIBURG appeared to be an intercon- as an interim relief even as a this is the bedrock of our think that Indians do not
A refugee who claims to be tinental ballistic missile debate on a comprehensive constitutional system, he have to worry about their
from Afghanistan went on (ICBM) towards its west immigration reform to ad- said in a statement. Ahead of immigration status, but this
trial on Tuesday for the rape coast. Analysts and South dress the status of 11 million Mr. Sessionss press confer- is false... Undocumented In-
and murder of a German Korean policymakers believe undocumented residents in ence to announce the roll- dian youth who have DACA
student. The suspect, Huseen North Korea may test an- Self-defence exercises: South Korean Navy vessels taking part in a naval drill off the east coast America was caught in a back of the programme, Mr. status are now in a position
K., was arrested in the other weapon on or around of the country. AFP * political logjam for years. Trump posted on Twitter, where they dont know if
southwestern town of Sept. 9, when it celebrates its The Department of Congress, get ready to do they can keep their jobs or if
Freiburg last December,
accused of brutally raping a
19-year-old medical student
founding day.
North Koreas fifth nuclear
test fell on that date last year.
over concern that tests could
undermine regional security.
We believe the unlimited
North warns of more Homeland Security stopped
processing any new applica-
tions under the programme
your job DACA!
Mr. Sessions said the
DACA executive order was
they have to live in fear of
immigration officials coming
to their door. Trumps de-
and leaving her for dead on a
river bank. AFP
South Korea, after weeks
of rising tension, is talking to
the United States about de-
warhead payload will be use-
ful in responding to North
Koreas nuclear and missile
gift packages for U.S. but will continue to renew
permits for anyone whose
status expires in the next six
unconstitutional. There is
nothing compassionate
about the failure to enforce
cision is inhumane, and it re-
flects this administrations
relentless attacks on immig-
Militant hideout raided ploying aircraft carriers and threats, South Korean De- Reuters months. If the U.S. Congress immigration laws. Enforcing rants and anyone perceived
in Bangladesh strategic bombers to the fence Ministry spokesman does not pass a law on their the law saves lives, protects as being different, said
DHAKA Korean peninsula, and has Moon Sang-gyun told a brief- Amid international uproar status within the six months, communities and taxpayers, Deepa Iyer, senior fellow at
Gunshots and explosions on been ramping up its own ing. South Koreas Navy held over North Koreas latest people will be at risk of be- and prevents human suffer- Center for Social Inclusion
Tuesday rocked the defences. more exercises on Tuesday, a and biggest nuclear ing deported. ing. Failure to enforce the and author of the book We
Bangladeshi capital after naval officer told a Defence weapons test, one of its top laws in the past has put our Too Sing America.
police laid a siege to a six- Trumps approval Ministry briefing. . diplomats said on Tuesday it Division of power nation at risk of crime, viol- Several lawmakers, in-
storey building where U.S. President Donald Meanwhile, Russian Pres- was ready to send more gift President Trump said the ence and even terrorism. cluding some Republicans,
suspected militants Trump and his South Korean ident Vladimir Putin said packages to the United decision was about constitu- The compassionate thing is have opposed the move.
belonging to Islamist group counterpart, Moon Jae-in, threats of military action States. tional division of power to end the lawlessness, (and) Senator John McCain said
Jamaat ul-Mujahideen agreed on Monday to scrap a were counterproductive. Han Tae Song, Ambas- N. Koreas envoy to the UN between the executive and enforce our laws, he said. this was the wrong ap-
Bangladesh (JMB) were warhead weight limit on Russia condemns North sador of the Democratic Han Tae Song. REUTERS *
the legislature. As Presid- Since 2012, the DACA has proach to immigration
holed up. PTI South Koreas missiles, South Koreas exercises, we con- Peoples Republic of Korea ent, my highest duty is to de- helped 8,00,000 young policy. I strongly believe
Koreas presidential office sider that they are a provoca- (DPRK) to the UN in Geneva, my country as long as its re- fend the American people adults to pursue education that children who were illeg-
2 gunmen killed by said, enabling it to strike tion, Mr. Putin told report- was addressing the UN- lies on reckless provoca- and the Constitution of the and career opportunities in ally brought into this coun-
NATO aircraft North Korea with greater ers after a summit of the sponsored Conference on tions and futile attempts to United States of America. At America. The programme try through no fault of their
KABUL force in the event of war. BRICS. (But) ramping up Disarmament two days after put pressure on the DPRK, the same time, I do not fa- gives beneficiaries renew- own should not be forced to
An Afghan police official said The White House said Mr. military hysteria will lead to his country detonated its he added without vour punishing children, able two-year work permits return to a country they do
that at least two gunmen Trump gave in-principle ap- nothing good. It could lead sixth nuclear test explosion. elaborating. most of whom are now and Social Security numbers not know, he said.
were killed after they opened proval to the move. to a global catastrophe. The recent self-defence Pressure or sanctions adults, for the actions of and more opportunity for However, Speaker Paul
fire into the air where NATO The United States and While referring to more measures by my country, will never work on my coun- their parents. But we must higher education. About 1% Ryan supported the Presid-
helicopters were flying and South Korea signed a pact in sanctions as a road to DPRK, are a gift package try, Mr. Han declared, also recognise that we are of the beneficiaries (8,000 ents move. Ending this
the aircraft fired back. Basir 1979, a year after the South nowhere, Mr. Putin said addressed to none other adding: The DPRK will nation of opportunity be- persons) of have been of In- programme fulfils a promise
Mujahid said that two other successfully tested a ballistic Russia was prepared to dis- than the U.S., Mr. Han told never under any circum- cause we are a nation of dian origin, according to the that President Trump made
gunmen were wounded in the missile, with Washington ex- cuss some details around the Geneva forum. stances put its nuclear de- laws The legislative U.S. Customs and Immigra- to restore the proper role of
exchange of fire on Monday pressing the need for limits the issue. He did not The U.S. will receive terrence on the negotiating branch, not the executive tion Services. the executive and legislative
night in Qarabagh district. AP on ballistic missile capability elaborate. more gift packages from table. branch, writes these laws A Pew study estimated branches, he said.


Kenyan leader sets 5,00,000 Infectious violence Put pressure

Pakistanis on Myanmar
terms for re-election deported to take back
Odinga calls for the sacking of officials in 5 years Rohingya
Agence France-Presse
Nairobi Press Trust of India Haroon Habib
Islamabad Dhaka
Kenyan Opposition leader Over 500,000 Pakistanis Dhaka has urged the inter-
Raila Odinga on Tuesday have been deported from national community to
sought the sacking of several 134 countries, including mount pressure on Myan-
poll commission officials Saudi Arabia, the UAE, In- mar to stop pushing its na-
and set other conditions for dia and China, in the last tionals into Bangladesh and
taking part in a presidential five years, according to a take back Rohingya
vote re-run in October after report in The Express refugees, who are crossing
the landmark scrapping of Tribune. in the thousands following
last months poll won by The countries from fresh military onslaught in
President Uhuru Kenyatta. where Pakistani nationals Rakhine State .
There will be no election were sent back include The call was given by
on the 17th of October until Laos, Togo, Botswana, Bur- Prime Minister Sheikh Has-
terms and conditions which undi, Madagascar, Mozam- ina who said on Tuesday
we have spelt out in this Kenyan Opposition leader that the huge influx is a
Raila Odinga. AP *
bique, Angola, and
statement are met, a com- Ethiopia. big burden for
bative Mr. Odinga told Bangladesh because it
reporters. should be investigated and Top 5 countries already has hundreds of
He said the Independent prosecuted for the kind of Saudi Arabia topped the thousands of Myanmar
Electoral and Boundaries heinous crimes they com- overall list, followed by the refugees living in its south-
Commission (IEBC) had set mitted in the last elections. UAE, Oman, Malaysia, the east districts.
the new date after only con- Their names are known, he U.K., Turkey, and Greece.
sulting Mr. Kenyattas Ju- said. India deported 12 Indonesia offers help
bilee grouping and not his Mr. Odinga said all eight Pakistanis in 2012; six in The newly appointed In-
National Super Alliance. presidential candidates who 2013; 13 in 2014; 10 in 2015; donesian Ambassador Rina
A number of the election took part in the earlier poll five in 2016; and three till Cholera nation: A cholera outbreak in the warn-torn Yemen has infected 6,12,703 people and killed 2,048 since it began in April, Prihtyasmiarsi Soemarno
officials should be sent should be allowed to contest June this year. China de- data from the World Health Organization and Yemens Health Ministry showed on Tuesday. Picture shows children standing near met her during the day,
home and some of them this time as well. ported 240 Pakistanis. houses destroyed by Saudi-led air strikes near Saada. REUTERS * and the countrys Foreign
Minister Retno Marsudi
reached Dhaka following

Syrian Army breaks Afghan harvest falls hostage to violence, extortion her visit to Myanmar where
she had urged Aung San
Suu Kyi to end the ongoing
siege on IS-held city The fall season, when farm productivity is at its peak, has seen an increase in violence
violence against Rohingya
Ms. Marsudi said on
Loss of Deir Ezzor another blow to IS Mujib Mashal Its a football match, and we and more space to be pro- Tuesday that the humanit-
Kabul are kicked back and forth. In cessed and trafficked arian crisis in Myanmars
Agence France-Presse The Syrian Arab Army Outside the Kabul fruit mar- recent years, the violence in through the insecure border Rakhine State shall be
Deir Ezzor this afternoon broke the ket, with its roughly 800 Afghanistan has dipped and regions, the other finds no ended and that her coun-
Syrias Army broke a years- siege on Deir Ezzor city after shops and stalls, a crowd of peaked with the spring and market. try is ready to contribute.
long Islamic State (IS) group its advancing forces arrived sellers and buyers is arriving fall harvests the prosperity Hoping to overcome the In a brief media statement
siege on the government en- from the western province for another day of activity. of one and the desperation of troubles at the Pakistani bor- after her meeting with Ms.
clave of Deir Ezzor city on to Brigade 137, state news This time of year is the peak the other each dangerous in der, the Afghan government Hasina and Foreign Minis-
Tuesday as it battles to expel agency SANA said. of the countrys fruit season, its own way. and India tried to open an ter A.H. Mahmood Ali, she
the jihadists from a key This great achievement and this years harvest has air corridor to facilitate ex- said that Indonesian Presid-
stronghold. is a strategic shift in the war been impressive. Drugs and fruits ports of Afghan fruit to India. ent Joko Widodo sent her
The jihadist group has on terror and confirms the Inside the market is an In the spring, when the luc- But the project got off to a to Bangladesh to convey
already lost more than half ability of the Syrian Arab abundance of fruit: peaches rative poppy crop is ready for rough start because of logist- three things. One is to con-
of its nearby bastion of Army and its allies, the in crates, apricots and grapes lancing, in the south of the ical problems with the cargo vey the sympathy of In-
Raqqa to U.S.-backed forces, Army command said. in plastic bags, barely ripe country in particular, the vi- planes, leaving tons of fruit donesia to the burden of
and the loss of Deir Ezzor A local journalist contrib- apples sold from the back of Braving the odds: Amrullah Jan, a fruit trader, selling apples olence subsides as many rotting at the Kabul airport. Bangladesh on the refugee
city and the surrounding oil- uting to AFP on the ground a small truck. Melons are out of his truck in Kabul. NYT * Taliban foot soldiers drop The citys fruit market re- issue, second one is to con-
rich province of the same said a minesweeper moved plenty, here and in the mar- their guns and pick up a mained the biggest hope for vey Indonesias readiness
name would leave it with ahead of troops as they ar- ket next door, aptly called farmers and traders. Abdul Wahab, who grows blade to lance. (The insur- farmers and traders. to support in easing the
only a handful of isolated rived at the base. the Melon Market. On any If you transport melons melons in restive Baghlan gency feeds off the drug busi- For years, Amrullah Jan burden of the government
outposts. Syrias President Bashar given day, the fruit market from Kunduz to Kabul, the province to sell in Kabul, said ness; often the two are one has sold apples from the of Bangladesh, she said.
al-Assad congratulated can have up to 4,000 shipment gets stopped and he had spent 86,000 afgh- and the same.) orchards in Maidan Wardak The third, she said, was to
Russian air support troops in a call to command- visitors. extorted up to 41 times, said anis (about $1,300) on farm But in the fall, when the province, about 30 miles out- discuss the situation on the
Syrias Army and allied fight- ers at the base, his office Siamuden Pasarly, a spokes- expenses like seeds, fertilizer fruit season is in full swing side Kabul. But this year, ground.
ers, backed by Russian air said. Talibans network man for the Afghanistan and labour, only to sell the and the agricultural improve- fewer traders braved the viol- Also, Malaysia
support, have been advan- Today you stood side-by- But as bountiful as the fruit is Chamber of Commerce. Each melon crop for a total of ments of recent years bear ence and the Taliban check- summoned Myanmars Am-
cing towards Deir Ezzor on side with your comrades this season, the Talibans checkpoint extorts two to $220. In Baghlan, the formal results for poor farmers, the points to go there to buy. So bassador to express dis-
several fronts in recent who came to your rescue growing violence around the three melons, he said, government tax on a truck is violence escalates. he took the fruit to them, on pleasure over the violence
weeks, and on Tuesday ar- and fought the hardest country, and extortion by mi- adding, The extortion is not 100 afghanis, but the militia Opium brings in large the back of his small, worn- and scolded Myanmar for
rived inside the Brigade 137 battles to break the siege on litias loyal to the govern- only fruit they ask for commanders ask for 2,000, profits. But fruit rots. So out truck, its sides covered in making little, if any pro-
base on its western edge. the city, he said. ment, have taken a toll on money, too. Mr. Wahab said. He sighed, while one crop is given more rust. NYT gress on the problem.



market watch
Sensex dddddddddddddddddddddd 31,809 ddddddddddddddd0.33
Centre asks banks to restrict Govt. to bring out policy
to develop agri-clusters
US Dollar dddddddddddddddddddd 64.12 ddddddddddddd -0.10

accounts of 2.09 lakh firms

Brent oil ddddddddddddddddddddd 53.39 ddddddddddddddd1.83

NIFTY 50 Minister Prabhu promises to work on global supply chains

PRICE CHANGE Company names struck off records; banks exhorted to be diligent on loans
ACC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1804.95. . . . . . . 33.85
Adani Ports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390.30. . . . . . . . . 5.45
Special Correspondent
Ambuja Cements. . . .. . . . . . 282.45. . . . . . . . . 5.65 Special Correspondent such struck-off companies New Delhi
Asian Paints. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 1206.35. . . . . . . . . 9.30 NEW DELHI will now become ex-direct- The government will soon
Aurobindo Pharma . . . . . . 744.25. . . . . . . . -4.40
The finance ministry has ad- ors or ex-authorised signat- bring out a policy to develop
Axis Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503.40. . . . . . . . . 1.65
Bajaj Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2950.70. . . . . . . 35.55 vised all banks to take imme- ories. These individuals will agricultural clusters and
Bank of Baroda . . . . . .. . . . . . 138.40. . . . . . . . . 1.60 diate steps to restrict trans- therefore not be able to op- boost farm exports, said
Bharti Airtel . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 406.50. . . . . . . . -9.90 actions in bank accounts of erate bank accounts of such commerce minister Suresh
Bosch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22236.20. . . -232.55
BPCL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 539.25. . . . . . . . . 8.10
more than 2.09 lakh com- companies till such compan- Prabhu.
Cipla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 559.60. . . . . . . . -2.10 panies, whose names have ies are legally restored under Speaking at the 10th Agri-
Coal India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253.85. . . . . . . . . 7.35 been struck off the Register Section 252 of the Compan- culture Leadership Summit
Dr Reddys Lab . . . . . . . .. . . . 2209.15. . . . . . . 14.05 of Companies. ies Act by an order of the Na- 2017 on Tuesday, Mr. Prabhu
Eicher Motors. . . . . . . . .. 31935.30. . . . . 181.75
GAIL (India). . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 378.70. . . . . . . . -0.90 Banks have also been ad- tional Company Law said, If there are clusters
HCL Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 859.90. . . . . . . . -0.70 vised to step up due dili- Tribunal, the ministry said, for industry, why should we
HDFC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1767.30. . . . . . . 11.90 gence while dealing with all disclosing stepped up decis- not think about clusters for
HDFC Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1755.35. . . . . . . . . 4.45
Hero MotoCorp . . . . . .. . . . 3970.45. . . . . . . . -8.45
firms in general and been By the stroke of a pen: Directors of companies struck off the ive action against errant agriculture. Farmers have
Hindalco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241.90. . . . . . . . -0.55 alerted that even if a firm is records will now become ex-directors. GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCK
companies. the right to access global
Hind Unilever . . . . . . . . .. . . . 1205.20. . . . . . . . . 8.05 active in the corporate af- Since such struck off markets and get better Fair deal: Farmers have the right to access global markets, get
Indiabulls HFL . . . . . . . .. . . . 1240.85. . . . . . . . . 5.50 fairs ministry database, it Narendra Modi had first re- more action would follow on companies have ceased to prices (for their produce)
ICICI Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297.60. . . . . . . . . 0.50 better prices, says commerce minister Suresh Prabhu. AP *

IndusInd Bank . . . . . . . .. . . . 1684.75. . . . . . . 15.30 should be seen with suspi- vealed the governments de- two lakh similar firms and exist, action has been initi- and for that we will put in
Bharti Infratel . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 371.85. . . . . . . . -5.90 cion if it has failed to file cision to cancel the registra- 38,000 shell companies. ated to restrict the operation place a good policy frame- inate trade restrictions. Mr. going to be very aggressive.
Infosys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901.90. . . . . . . . . 1.70 statements or returns. tions of one lakh companies Tuesdays statement reveals of [their] bank accounts. The work soon. He added, We Prabhu said he would be This is a development round
Indian OilCorp . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 431.85. . . . . . . . . 2.80
ITC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282.85. . . . . . . . -0.25
Prima facie, the com- that had suspicious and that progress has been made Department of Financial Ser- have to develop global sup- soon meeting trade minis- ... We will ensure that Indian
Kotak Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 988.40. . . . . . . 10.30 pany is not complying with questionable operations, in scrapping another vices has, through the Indian ply chains and we will work ters in Manila and Seoul in farmers get their due by get-
L&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1126.65. . . . . . . . -4.00 its mandatory statutory ob- identified on the basis of 1,09,032 firms under the Banks Association, advised on that. this regard. On the World ting better price from global
Lupin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 992.65. . . . . . . . -4.90 ligations to file this vital in- data mined from the deposit Companies Act since then. all banks ... [to] take immedi- Trade Organisation-level ne- markets. This is very import-
M&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1324.65. . . . . . . . -3.65
Maurti Suzuki . . . . . . . . .. . . . 7817.20. . . . . . . . -4.30
formation for availability to of bank notes following last ate steps to put restrictions Trade restrictions gotiations, he said there ant and this is going to be
NTPC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169.50. . . . . . . . . 1.25 its stakeholders, the finance Novembers demonetisation Directors barred on bank accounts of such The minister said at the would be a ministerial con- part of the strategy to in-
ONGC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162.80. . . . . . . . . 1.00 ministry has reasoned. of 500 and 1,000 notes. The existing directors and struck-off companies, the multi-lateral level too there ference in Argentina in crease farmers income in
PowerGrid Corp . . . . .. . . . . . 216.20. . . . . . . . -1.40
On July 1, Prime Minister The PM had promised authorised signatories of ministry said. was work to be done to elim- December. Our agenda is India, he said.
Reliance Ind . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 1632.60. . . . . . . 19.25
State Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276.55. . . . . . . . -1.20
Sun Pharma . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 491.85. . . . . . . . -8.85

Apparel exporters SC stay for home buyers Services sector

Tata Motors . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 388.15. . . . . . . . . 4.75
Tata Motors DVR. . . .. . . . . . 218.90. . . . . . . . -0.90
Tata Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.35. . . . . . . . -0.10
Tata Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 652.10. . . . . . . . . 5.55
TCS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2484.35. . . . . . . 28.15
Tech Mahindra . . . . . . .. . . . . . 427.85. . . . . . . 11.75
UltraTech Cement . .. . . . 4097.85. . . . . . . 97.45
seek refund of IGST helps Jaypee Infra too: IDBI contracts on GST woes
Vedanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318.10. . . . . . . . . 2.30
Wipro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297.25. . . . . . . . -0.05 Special Correspondent
YES Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1778.25. . . . . . . 14.15 New Delhi Orders, jobs fall slower than in July
Zee Entertainment . . . . . . 520.70. . . . . . . . -0.90
The Apparel Export Promo- Bank objects to halt in realty majors insolvency process
tion Council (AEPC) the Press Trust of India consecutive months was last
apex body for apparel ex- Krishnadas Rajagopal ing. The bank, which had in- Jaypee. The insolvency is New Delhi seen in November-Decem-
EXCHANGE RATES porters in India has asked NEW DELHI stituted the insolvency pro- equipped with the claims Services sector contracted ber 2016 after the govern-
Indicative direct rates in rupees a unit the finance ministry for re- IDBI Bank on Tuesday objec- ceedings before the NCLT, of the home buyers. Why, for the second month in a ments demonetisation
except yen at 4 p.m. on September 05
CURRENCY TT BUY TT SELL fund of Integrated Goods ted to the Supreme Courts even alleged that some home My Lords, would the row in August as business decision.
US Dollar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 63.92. . . . . . . 64.24 and Services Tax (IGST) stay of insolvency proceed- buyers had approached the home buyers want the activity and new work or- While manufacturing sec-
Euro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 75.98. . . . . . . 76.36 paid on import of ma- ings before the National Com- Supreme Court to favour company to go back to ders were hit by disruptions tor rebounded into growth
British Pound . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 82.81. . . . . . . 83.24 chinery used by exporters pany Law Tribunal (NCLT), Jaypee Infratech. Jaypee, who is the prin- caused by the new GST re- zone during August, a com-
Japanese Yen (100) . .. . 58.44. . . . . . . 58.74
Chinese Yuan . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 9.76. . . . . . . . . 9.81
from the sector. saying it virtually gives the He argued that the Insolv- cipal perpetrator of the gime, a monthly survey posite index for services and
Swiss Franc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 66.56. . . . . . . 66.90 In a letter to the finance relaxation for export obliga- reins of the company back to ency Resolution Professional distress suffered by home showed on Tuesday. manufacturing sectors con-
Singapore Dollar . . . . . . .. . 47.15. . . . . . . 47.40 ministry, the AEPC said post tion has rendered the EPCG Jaypee Infratech. appointed by NCLT would buyers... In short, the Business orders and jobs tinued to show contraction.
Canadian Dollar . . . . . . . . .. . 51.58. . . . . . . 51.86 GST from July 1, apparel ex- scheme unattractive, it said. This courts order staying take care of the claims of the stay order has, unin- fell at a slower rate than in Services acted as a drag
Malaysian Ringitt . . . . . .. . 15.00. . . . . . . 15.08
porters are required to pay In the letter, AEPC Chair- the insolvency proceedings over 30,000 home buyers. tendedly helped the prin- July, as per the PMI survey. on the private sector eco-
Source:Indian Bank
IGST up to 18% on assess- man, Ashok G. Rajani said before the NCLT has the effect IDBI Bank has a debt of cipal perpetrator, Mr. The Nikkei India Services nomy in August, with the re-
able value plus the basic the only way for apparel ex- of a status quo ante. That is, it 4,000 crore out of a total Singhvi submitted. PMI Business Activity Index duction in business activity
customs duty while clearing porters to claim IGST refund virtually gives the company consortium debt of 10,000 The Bench agreed with improved slightly from 45.9 offsetting growth of manu-
shipments of capital goods was through input tax back to Jaypee, senior advoc- crore. This 10,000 crore is Mr. Singhvis request to registered in July to 47.5 in facturing production, said
September 05 rates in rupees with pre-
under Export Promotion credit. However, exporters ate Abhishek Manu Singhvi also public money. Your Lord- file an interlocutory ap- August, but remained below Pollyanna De Lima, Prin-
vious rates in parentheses Capital Goods scheme. who import capital goods submitted before a Bench led ships stay order has the unin- plication against the stay, the crucial 50-mark for the cipal Economist at IHS
Retail Silver (1g) . . . . . . . . . . . 44.10. . . . . (44.10) The incidence of a high normally export 100% of by Chief Justice of India Dipak tended effect of giving the and said it would hear the second straight month. Markit, and author of the re-
22 ct gold (1 g) . .. . . . . . . . . . . 2,869. . . . . (2,881) IGST without corresponding their products. Misra in an urgent mention- company from the IRP to bank on September 11. A contraction for two port released on Tuesday.

India to flag worry on pace ICICI

of services talks at RCEP gets SEBI
nod for IPO
Irked by slow progress, even as goods trade talks move fast
Press Trust of India
ARUN S negotiations on trade in New Delhi
New Delhi goods, trade in services, in- ICICI Lombard General In-
At the forthcoming minis- vestment and other areas surance Company has got
terial-level meeting on the will be conducted in parallel SEBIs go-ahead for its es-
proposed Free Trade Agree- to ensure a comprehensive timated 6,000 crore IPO,
ment (FTA) involving 16 and balanced outcome. which could be the first by
Asia-Pacific nations, India The sources said India a general insurer in the
will raise concerns regarding will talk tough and state country.
the slow pace of negoti- that any more discussions Two State-run general
ations on services trade lib- on opening up goods trade insurers General Insur-
eralisation as opposed to will be only after ensuring ance Corp of India and
higher priority being accor- Suresh Prabhu. *
that negotiations on services New India Assurance Com-
ded to commitments to trade liberalisation catch pany as also two life in-
open up goods trade in the ber 10 in Manila on the side- up with talks on goods surance firms (SBI Life and
region. lines of the ASEAN Eco- trade. India is keen that in HDFC Standard Life) have
The mega-FTA is known nomic Ministers Meeting return for agreeing to open also lined up IPO plans and
in official parlance as the Re- and related meetings with up goods trade (where most are awaiting SEBIs go-
gional Comprehensive Eco- ASEANs major trading part- RCEP nations have an ad- ahead for their respective
nomic Partnership (RCEP). ners. This would be Mr. vantage), other member na- draft papers.
It involves the 10-member Prabhus first major interna- tions must commit to sub- Among these, SEBI is
ASEAN bloc and its six FTA tional trade meeting as the stantial liberalisation of awaiting clarification
partners including India, new commerce minister. services trade including on from insurance regulator
China, Japan, South Korea, India is learnt to be upset easing norms on movement IRDAI with regard to IPOs
Australia and New Zealand. that other RCEP nations of professionals and skilled by HDFC Standard Life,
seem to be focused more on workers across borders for New India Assurance and
First for new Minister extracting as much (bind- short-term work. General Insurance.
Official sources said the new ing commitments) as pos- India is seeking support In case of SBI Life, the
commerce minister Suresh sible on eliminating tariffs to for its proposal on an RCEP market regulator received
Prabhu will be representing open up goods trade, in- Travel Card for the pur- the required details from
India during the fifth RCEP stead of sticking to the RCEP pose. India is relatively IRDAI on August 28 and the
Ministerial Meeting, which is Guiding Principles and Ob- strong in services with its case is currently under
slated to be held on Septem- jectives which state that the vast pool of professionals. process at SEBIs end.

Undersea line from Iran to port cheap gas

Proposed 1,300-km line can save $1 billion annually; will avoid Pakistani waters
Press Trust of India annually. South Asia Gas En-
New Delhi terprise wants the Indian
A 1,300-km undersea Government to support the
pipeline from Iran, avoiding pipeline and help buyers
Pakistani waters, can bring enter into contract.
natural gas from the Persian The pipeline is planned to
Gulf to India at rates less carry 31.5 million standard
than the price of LNG avail- cubic meters gas per day and
able in the spot market, pro- will be built in two years
ponents of the pipeline said from the date of necessary
on Tuesday. approvals and a gas sale and
Releasing a study on the purchase agreement (GSPA)
Iran-India gas pipeline, being signed.
former oil secretary T.N.R. Sage counsel: The pipeline is designed to carry 31.5 million The subsea pipeline is be-
Rao said natural gas impor- standard cubic metres gas per day. GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCK
ing seen as an alternative to
ted through the more than the on-land, Iran-Pakistan-
$4-billion line would cost $5- million British thermal unit. first travel to Oman, and India pipeline. New Delhi
5.50 per million British then onwards to Porbandar has not been participating in
thermal unit at the Indian Via Oman to Porbandar in the state of Gujarat. talks on the 1,036-km Iran-
coast, cheaper than the rate Mr. Rao, who is the chair- According to the study, Pakistan-India gas pipeline
at which some of the do- man of the advisory board of The cost of landed gas since 2007 citing security
mestic fields supply gas. South Asia Gas Enterprise through an undersea and commercial concerns.
Liquefied natural gas, or Pvt. Ltd. (SAGE) the firm pipeline will be at least $2 But, it has never officially
LNG, imported through wanting to lay the undersea cheaper than importing pulled out of the $7.6 billion
ships costs about $7.50 per line said the pipeline can LNG, saving about $1 billion project.




Bringing coal back on track Coal India to regulate
is priority for Indian Railways supply to non-power sectors
Floods lead to transportation issues; coal loading declines, misses target Nine power plants have less than three days coal stock
Maruti will not hold
back in EVs: chairman Somesh Jha for about five-six hours in Special Correspondent tonnes, the official said.
NEW DELHI some cases at sidings and KOLKATA CIL improved dispatches
With the government The new Railways Minister this also affected the coal In a bid to push increased from its coal sidings (by in-
focusing on promotion of Piyush Goyal, who also re- loading this year, the official fuel to coal-based thermal creasing the number of sid-
electric vehicles, Maruti tains charge of the Coal Min- said. power plants having low ings) and also adopted a
Suzuki India will not hold istry, has assumed charge at Around 218 rakes per day levels of stock, Coal India road-cum-rail approach for
back in the segment and a time when coal loading in were loaded in July as Ltd. has decided to tempor- transporting coal by using
will come up with models trains is declining. against a target of loading arily regulate coal move- its sidings more extensively,
based on customer Coal loading, which ac- 244 rakes a day. We have set ment to the non-power sec- another official said. In-
preference, said chairman counts for almost half of the a target of loading 239 rakes tor, the firm said. creased amounts of coal
R.C. Bhargava. The auto Indian Railways freight daily in the coming months, CIL said it had set up a were also pushed to the pit-
The monitoring cell will help
major, with about 50% traffic, declined around 2% the official said, adding that round-the-clock Initiatives, head plants.
avoid stock crises at power
market share in the Indian in April-July due to floods, the Railways has additional Monitoring and Control cell A CIL statement quoted
stations. AFP *

passenger vehicle segment, poor transportation to rail rakes to load coal. to watch the situation. Cur- Gopal Singh, who has taken
also expects its sales to sidings and closure of the For a smooth run: Freight accounts for 65% of Railways Experts said with Mr. rently, 21 power plants are million tonnes to the user in- charge as CILs CMD from
grow in double digits over Dhanbad- Chandrapura rail- revenues and helps cross-subsidise passenger earnings. *
AFP Goyal coming in, the co- running with low level of dustry. This was possible September 1, as saying that
the next 3-5 years. PTI way line. ordination between Coal and coal stocks, of which nine due to a 32.3 million tonnes the IMC Cell had been activ-
Freight accounts for al- million tonnes. The decline istry official. He added that Railway Ministry will im- are at a super-critical level drawdown from stocks ated to avoid any stock crisis
IFC invests $10 mn in most 65% of the Railways in coal loading came at a the Ministry had been hold- prove. The same Minister (less than three days stock), one of the highest-ever, a at any of the linked power
e-commerce platform revenues and helps it cross- time when the overall goods ing regular meetings to dis- for both Coal and Railway enquiries revealed. senior official said. But, al- stations. The monitoring
BENGALURU subsidise passenger traffic rose 4.2% to 375.57 cuss the issue with Coal In- Ministry will bring a lot of though offtake showed a 6.6 plan aims at co-ordination
IFC, part of the World Bank earnings. million tonnes in the first dia Limited. synergy. Also, the blame Production below target % growth , it was still below with Railways and Power
Group, said it had invested Coal loading went down four months of this financial game would also cease The move comes at a time the target set for the period. Utilities and independent
$10 million in Power2SME, to 173.81 million tonnes in year. Loading time increases between both the depart- when Coal Indias produc- In the wake of poor de- power purchasers.
an e-commerce platform April-July from 176.81 million Due to floods, there were The average time to load coal ments and issues can be re- tion, at 193.1 million tonnes, mand and high stocks with CIL has asked NTPC to
for small and medium firms. tonnes in the same period issues related to transporta- on trains has also gone up solved quickly, former Rail- slipped on its target for the power sector last fiscal, prioritise coal movement to
It helps them to buy raw the previous year and tion of coal to rail sidings, from the usual four hours. way Board Chairman Vivek April-August. However CIL CIL had ended the year with the latters plants on the
materials at bulk prices and against the target of 174.71 said a senior Railway Min- Large rakes were detained Sahai said. was able to push forth 225.4 stocks of 68.4 million basis of stockholding.
get working capital without
collateral. IFC will also
advise Power2SME to help
expand beyond 14 states
where it is present, improve
NCLT dismisses plea HP tablet to enable State services TRAI moots
norms for
its ability to provide
working capital to SMEs by
adding more banks as
against McDonalds Device has been designed to monitor Aadhaar-based subsidy distribution M2M service
partners. Press Trust of India
New Delhi Special Correspondent tracking, he added. Press Trust of India
IPO nod for Reliance The National Company Law NEW DELHI The devices were de- New Delhi
General Insurance Tribunal on Tuesday dis- HP Inc India on Tuesday in- signed by HPs Digital India Telecom regulator TRAI on
NEW DELHI missed a plea by Vikram troduced its range of Made Unit with inputs from public Tuesday came out with
Reliance General Insurance Bakshi challenging termina- for India tablets to enable and private sector custom- proposals on machine-to-
has said it had received an tion of the franchise agree- digital delivery of services ers. They feature a sunlight machine communications
in-principle approval from ment by McDonalds, and, at and benefits with prices readable screen for outdoor that include a new kind of
the Insurance Regulatory the same time issued a starting at 19,374. usage, a large battery for un- permit for companies keen
and Development Authority show-cause notice to Mc- The Pro8 tablet range, the interrupted operation in the on providing services for
of India for its initial public Donalds Corporation over a company said, was aimed at field, and a dust- and water- this new form of
offering. The insurance contempt petition by its es- supporting financial inclu- resistant build, with support technology.
firm, which is a 100% tranged partner. The Indian partner had sion and monitoring subsidy for Indian languages. TRAI has suggested to
subsidiary of Reliance NCLT, which on Monday challenged the termination distribution through The tablets, targeted the DoT that all existing op-
Capital, is expected to list reserved its orders over two of the franchise pact. AFP *
Aadhaar authentication, Meant for India: The tablet has an iris and fingerprint reader mainly at government use, erators be allowed to
during the ongoing fiscal. contempt pleas filed by Mr. among other things. for Aadhaar-based authentication, says Sumeer Chandra. feature Android OS Marsh- provide connectivity for
Reliance Capital plans to Bakshi in his ongoing fight Mr. Bakshi had filed a mallow, Quad Core Pro- machine-to-machine ser-
dilute about 25% of its against McDonalds, asked contempt plea before the For rugged conditions The Pro8 tablet range com- for Aadhaar-based authen- cessor; 2GB RAM; 16 GB stor- vices. M2M communica-
holding in the insurer. his counsel to seek relief NCLT against termination of The device range has been prises an 8-inch tablet, tication, magnetic stripe age plus 64 GB expandable tion is expected to be the
According to sources, the from the National Company franchise licence for 169 specially designed for coupled with a host of cus- reader and thermal printer memory; 4G LTE connectiv- norm to control durables
valuation of the company is Law Appellate Tribunal outlets in the north and east rugged Indian field condi- tomisable configurations for transaction management ity with Bluetooth; Wi-Fi, such as TVs, washing ma-
expected to be about (NCLAT) where the matter is parts of India last month by tions, said Sumeer that include [an] iris scanner and bar code reader for in- and GPS enabled; and 6,000 chines and air conditioners
7,000 crore. PTI already pending. McDonalds. Chandra, MD, HP Inc India. and [a] fingerprint reader ventory management and mAh high capacity battery. using mobile phones.





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here on Wednesday. AGENCIES
A result other than an In- CHITTAGONG
dia win looks unlikely, con-
sidering the rampaging run An unbeaten 127-run stand
in the Test and ODI series, between David Warner and
where it blanked the host 3-0 Peter Handscomb led Aus-
and 5-0 respectively. tralias strong reply against
The game provides India Bangladesh on day two of
an opportunity to fine-tune the second and final Test
team a combination ahead of here on Tuesday. The visit-
the upcoming T20 home ors were 225 for two at
series against Australia and stumps in their first in-
New Zealand. nings after Bangladesh was
India is on an experiment- bowled out for 305.
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name it could have tried here

is Rishabh Pant, who was not a much needed half-century He is expected to repeat this ing Kusal Mendis as he was
Bangladesh 1st innings:
named in the squad. in the final ODI, could be af- trick with Chahal and fatigued, and he has been
Tamim Iqbal lbw b Lyon 9,
It is all the more surpris- forded another chance to Kuldeep Yadav this time duly left out.
Soumya Sarkar lbw b Lyon 33,
ing since the selectors had an prove his credentials as India around. Even so, there were The teams: Imrul Kayes lbw b Lyon 4, Mo-
opportunity to send him for prepare for a long limited- no sure hints coming forth as India: Virat Kohli (capt.), Rohit minul Haque lbw b Lyon 31,
this stand-alone game when overs schedule at home. the Indian team enjoyed an Sharma, K.L. Rahul, Manish Shakib Al Hasan c Wade b
Shikhar Dhawan returned Hardik Pandya was rested for additional off day ahead of Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Agar 24, Mushfiqur Rahim b
home to tend to his ailing that fifth match on Sunday, the game and did not Jadhav, M.S. Dhoni (wk), Hardik Lyon 68, Sabbir Rahman st.
mother this past weekend. and he too is expected to re- practice. Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Ya- Wade b Lyon 66, Nasir
In the lone T20 against turn to the playing eleven. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka has dav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Hossain c Wade b Agar 45,
West Indies at Jamaica, Virat Jasprit Bumrah is a shoo- made a few changes to its ori- Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar Mehidy Hasan run out 11,
Kohli had opened the innings in of course, whilst it re- ginal squad after suffering and Shardul Thakur. Taijul Islam c Smith b Lyon 9,
with Dhawan with Pant slot- mains to be seen if Shardul the 5-0 whitewash. Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga Mustafizur Rahman (not out)
ting in at no.3. As such, their Thakur will get another go Leg spinner Jeffrey (capt.), Angelo Mathews, 0; Extras (b-5): 5; Total (in
dual absence will necessitate after proving expensive in Vandersay and seam-bowling Niroshan Dickwella, Dilshan 113.2 overs): 305.
at least a couple changes the last match at Bhuvnesh- all-rounder Dasun Shanaka Munaweera, Dasun Shanaka, Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-21, 3-
from the Indian skipper. war Kumars expense. are prominent additions. Milinda Siriwardana, Wanindu 70, 4-85, 5-117, 6-222, 7-265,
Rohit Sharma slots back in Kohli does like to field leg- Surprisingly, left-arm leg Hasaranga, Akila Dananjay, Jef- 8-293, 9-296.
automatically whilst K.L. spinners in the shortest spinner Lakshan Sandakan frey Vandersay, Isuru Udana, Australia bowling: Cummins
Rahul and Manish Pandey format, and he played both has been left out of the Seekkuge Prasanna, Thisara 22-5-46-0, Lyon 36.2-7-94-7,
would be expected to bring Yuzvendra Chahal and Amit squad. Perera, Lasith Malinga, Suranga OKeefe 23-0-79-0, Agar 23-
up the middle order. Mishra against England at The Lankan team manage- Lakmal and Vikum Sanjaya. 9-52-2, Maxwell 4-0-13-0,
Cartwright 5-1-16-0.
Kedar Jadhav, who scored both Nagpur and Bengaluru. ment had talked about rest- Match starts at 7 p.m.
Australia 1st innings: Matt
Renshaw c Mushfiqur b
Mustafizur 4, David Warner

Lara slams Croft and Holding India to play We will have excellent playing (batting) 88, Steve Smith b
Taijul 58, Peter Handscomb
five Tests in (batting) 69; Extras (b-4,

Says he was embarrassed by tactics of 80s & 90s Windies

England surfaces this season, says Daljit lb-2): 6; Total (for two wkts.
in 64 overs): 225.
Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-98.
Bangladesh bowling: Mehedi
MCC LECTURE Agence France-Presse People will learn to trust curators integrity: Choudhary 20-2-53-0, Mustafizur 10-0-
ANI LONDON 45-1, Shakib 15-0-52-0, Taijul
LONDON England will host India in a Vijay Lokapally It would also mean that no those who indulge in 15-1-50-1, Nasir 1-0-4-0, Mo-
West Indian legend Brian five-match Test series in NEW DELHI one can raise a finger against doctored pitches, said minul 2-0-6-0, Sabbir
Lara has called on the top 2018, the England and No rank turners this do- pitch preparation. Daljit. 1-0-9-0.
sides in world cricket to to Wales Cricket Board an- mestic season. Not that we The biggest gain, emphas- As an incentive, the Board
ensure that the integrity of
the game is upheld.
nounced on Tuesday.
The teams will play
had such pitches last season
but the Board has taken
ised Choudhary, was, our
curators will successfully dis-
will award one association in
each zone for laying out the Damp start
Delivering the MCC Spirit some commendable steps to pel all notions of making best pitch.
of Cricket Cowdrey lecture
three Twenty20 matches in
July, followed by three ensure we get to see some pitches which are not sport- As Daljit pointed out, at Notts
at Lords, Lara said that the Straight drive: Brian Lara at the lecture. One-Day Internationals excellent playing surfaces, ing. People will learn to trust You have to reward hard
leading sides of the world * PICTURE COURTESY: MCC TWITTER PAGE and then Tests at Edgba- chief curator Daljit Singh the integrity of the curators. work. It will create healthy Sports Bureau
have a responsibility to ston, Lords, Trent Bridge, told The Hindu. The Board had come in competition among the cur- Nottingham
show the way and lead the played. He raised the no- before that, Colin Croft de- the Rose Bowl and The At the end of a workshop for criticism in the 2015-16 ators and the players will be- Cheteshwar Pujara made
way in which the game is torious 1980 series against cided he was going to take a Oval. here on Tuesday, attended season when nine matches nefit from it. We are going to 28 as Nottinghamshire
played. New Zealand when Colin piece out of Fred Goodalls It will be only the by 26 curators from affiliated were reported to have been have uniform way of pitch scored 188 for nine in 47.5
The highest-ranked team Croft shoulder-barged an shoulder and ran into him second time India, the State units and 10 appointed played on doctored pitches. preparation with instruc- overs against Worcester-
in the world has the respons- umpire and Michael Holding during a Test match, he worlds number one Test by the Board, a framework Saurashtra had laid out tions in place for rolling, shire when play was sus-
ibility to ensure that the in- kicked over the stumps in said. side, plays a five-Test series was finalised to prepare minefields to facilitate the re- brushing and cutting the pended owing to rain on
tegrity of the game is upheld frustration. Michael Holding decided in England since 1959. lively pitches. turn of Ravindra Jadeja, who grass, watering the surface. the opening day of the
every single time they play, Along with this, he also he was no longer a cricketer, Indias schedule: According to Boards act- accounted for six five-wicket From this season, neutral Specsavers County Cham-
ESPNcricinfo quoted Lara as raised the two series against he was a footballer and he Twenty20: July 3 (Old Traf- ing secretary Amitabh hauls in a row. curators would take charge pionship division two
saying. And that the spirit Pakistan in 1988 and Eng- kicked a stump. Im sure the ford), July 6 (Sophia Gardens) Choudhary, the concept of There will be obviously five days before the match. I match here on Tuesday.
of cricket is with them every land in 1990 when he sug- occurrences during that and July 8 (County Ground). neutral venues was tried last strict monitoring this sea- have suggested that the Off-spinner R. Ashwin,
time they enter the field, he gested the West Indies em- period had a big effect on ODIs: July 12 (Trent Bridge), season but many said it was son. We dont want a repeat Match Referee should also whose Worcestershire sign-
added. ployed a certain amount of cricket, he added. July 14 (Lords), and July 17 not in the spirit of cricket. of two years ago when some reach the venue two days be- ing evoked considerable in-
The 48-year-old felt that gamesmanship to win at any As a West Indian, I was (Headingley). This time there was over- associations prepared such fore the match and take terest, did not get a bowl.
there were occasions in the cost. truly embarrassed. As a Tests: August 1-5 (Edgba- whelming support to have pitches. The workshop (on charge. It will help a lot. I The scores: Nottinghamshire
1980s and early 1990s when I grew up at a time when young cricketer who looked ston), August 9-13 (Lords), cricket on home and away Tuesday) was a good idea. It can assure you we have the 188 for nine (Jake Libby 34,
the tactics employed by the West Indies dominated the up to a lot of the individuals August 18-22 (Trent Bridge), basis which is how it is brought the curators on one right people to roll out sport- Cheteshwar Pujara 28, Alex
West Indies sides resulted in world. For 15 years from in the team, it was one of the August 30-September 3 played all over the world. platform to discuss their ing pitches where the ball Hales 28, Brendan Taylor 33,
them playing the game in a 1980, the West Indies never saddest moments in the (Rose Bowl) and September The role of the curators be- ideas. I am sure the BCCI has will spin (in South) and seam Chris Read 26, Ed Barnard 4
way it should never, ever be lost a Test series. And just world, he said. 7-11 (The Oval). comes more important now. the mechanism to penalise (in North), he said. for 66) vs Worcestershire.

Post-national is here, but the formats can co-exist Pirates run through the Panthers
The onus to ensure that lies on the stakeholders the players, the boards and the fans.
Amitabha Das Sharma
played, it could have been any of the other might breach the $3 million mark at the next KOLKATA
leagues, in Australia, Bangladesh, West Indies, or auction. Pradeep Narwal produced
soon in England and South Africa. It was Kohli genuinely believes Test cricket is the an outstanding essay of suc-
inevitable. highest form of the game, and equally, that it cessful raids to help Patna
Speaking of Australias Big Bash League, Cricket should not be allowed to fade away or change itself Pirates outclass Jaipur Pink
Australia chief executive James Sutherland said too drastically. Recent Indian captains have had a Panthers 47-21 in an inter-
last year, that all over the country it has cannibal- greater impact not just on the game at home, but zonal round of the
BETWEEN WICKETS ised the demand for international cricket. on the global game as well, thanks to the clout the ProKabaddi League season 5
suresh menon The BBL and a Test series against the Windies BCCI carries (and never mind the recent setbacks at the Netaji Indoor Stadium
were played simultaneously. The shorter format more Indians watch cricket than any other here on Tuesday.
Cricket is preparing to move on from being a colo- had the bigger audiences, greater media interest people). Narwal excelled in his Pradeep Narwal makes a successful raid against the Panthers.
nial and post-colonial sport to a post-national one. and a better range of international players in ac- agility and court-craft to give *
The $2.5 billion bid for IPL media rights could be a tion. Six Windies players played in the BBL rather Test crickets resilience Pirates a big advantage right
game-changer. It will not take long to convince ad- than the internationals. Test crickets obituary has been written many from the start. The defend- the proceedings from that In the other match, Hary-
ministrators and fans that the greatest income- times, including during the period we now call its ing champion got Panthers point and never looked ana Steelers beat host
generating format is the greatest format of the Freedom to choose Golden Age, at the turn of the last century. Yet, it all-out by the sixth minute back. Bengal Warriors 36-29 to
game. That might be the future too. Players need a no has shown a remarkable resilience, a great instinct after Narwal completed a su- Pirates, who got Panthers move into the second spot in
Club v. Country is not a new sporting choice, objection certificate from their respective cricket for survival, and a refusal to accept that its ana- per raid scalping four Pan- all out on three occasions in the Zone A standings.
not even for cricketers. And soon cricket boards boards to play in the IPL. The Federation of Inter- chronism might lead to its vanishing. thers players at one go. Nar- the second half, tallied 33 The result: Patna Pirates 47
everywhere will have to handle the pressures of national Cricket Associations has been urging that It can be made just as profitable or only slightly wal also completed a points from nine matches to (Pradeep Narwal 21, Monu
the tail wagging the dog. If the administrators fol- a new framework is needed, that is, a player less so for players to want Test matches. That will personal milestone docking remain in second spot in Goyat 10) bt Jaipur Pink Pan-
low the money, there is no reason why the players should have the freedom to choose where and reduce premature retirements from Tests by top 100 raid points to be the first Zone B. thers 21 (Ajit Singh 8); Haryana
wouldnt too. how he monetises his talent. players looking for the IPL buck. The ICC is work- player of this season to pass Panthers, who have 28 Steelers 36 (Wazir Singh 11) bt
When T20 was invented, it was seen as a way of When a player is set to earn more money in a ing on ensuring worthwhile competition in bi-lat- the century mark. from nine, dropped to Bengal Warriors 29 (Maninder
attracting a young audience to the game, as a step- few weeks than he might over a whole season, eral series. The IPL is seen as cricket with the bor- Pirates took control over fourth in Zone A. Singh 14).
ping stone to Test cricket or what players continue real cricket could be overtaken by real eco- ing bits cut out, but there is a significant audience
to call real cricket. Increasingly, however, the nomics. for the boring bits too.
traffic has been in the opposite direction. When IPL first made its dramatic debut a dec- Test cricket cannot survive on just the Ashes or
Richie Benaud made the point that in T20 ade ago, it was said that it could co-exist with Test the India-Pakistan series, the former often one-
cricket, children took their parents to the matches cricket. With every passing year, the nay-sayers sided, and the latter dependent on the political
while in Test cricket, parents took their children to have increased in number. The format attracted temperature. One a colonial relic, and the other a
the matches. Perhaps he hoped for a dynamic money and the money boosted the importance of post-colonial re-birth.
equilibrium in spectatorship overall. the format. The post-National is here. T20 is not going any-
Last year, when FICA conducted a survey where, not for a while, and not while so many en-
Reaping it rich among its players, 49% said they would reject na- tities have invested so much money in it.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India under- tional contracts if they were paid more in T20 The mistake is in seeing this as a zero-sum
stood which way the wind was blowing. And then leagues. A higher percentage 59 from New game, with Test crickets loss being T20s gain and
monetised the wind. If club-level T20 was fast be- Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Windies and vice versa. In the decade that IPL has changed the
coming the highest form of the game, then it made Bangladesh concurred. way cricket is perceived, it has also proved that the
sense to earn the most from it. The huge amount for media rights for the IPL two forms of the game can co-exist. The rest is up
It might have been the IPL, or, if Indian players may not directly increase average player earnings, to the stakeholders the players, the boards and
were given the freedom to choose where they but it is conceivable that top draws like Virat Kohli the fans.




Balwant does the star turn Sumit Nagal wards off
2-0 win helps India maintain its 100% record Ranjeets challenge
ASIAN CUP Qualifier Kadhe stuns fourth seed Gomez
Press Trust of India
Chennai but also began to hold his
Substitute striker Balwant B Nagal won eleven of the
Top seed Sumit Nagal war- service easily to take the set
Singhs opportunistic second last 12 games to wrap up
ded off V.M. Ranjeets chal- 6-3.
half double strike helped In- the decider 6-0
lenge as he came back from Nagal had a break in the
a set down to progress to the opening game of the third
gesture was a joke group league encounter of (Ukr) 6-0, 6-1; Colin van Beem
second round of the MCC- set and a tiring Ranjeet
LONDON the 2019 AFC Asian Cup (Ned) bt Kaza Vinayak Sharma
SRS ITF mens Futures ten- could not stop the rampage
England footballer Dele Alli qualifiers, taking its un- 6-3, 6-4.
nis tournament on Tuesday. as Nagal won eleven of the
said he was having a joke beaten run in international Anvit Bendre bt S.D. Prajwal
Nagal was a bit rusty in last 12 games to wrap up the
with team-mate Kyle Walker matches to 11. Dev 6-3, 7-6(5); Paramveer
the opening set and the ex- decider 6-0 and move into
after he was caught on The former Mohun Bagan Singh Bajwa bt Yu Hsiang Chiu
perienced 32-year old Ran- the second round.
camera raising his middle goal poacher found the tar- (Tpe) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.
jeet took full advantage to In the upset of the day,
finger during Mondays win get in the 57th and 82nd take the set with a break in Sumit Nagal bt V.M. Ranjeet
over Slovakia. Just to clarify, minute as the Blue Tigers qualifier and former junior
the eighth game. 3-6, 6-3, 6-0.
the gesture tonight was a won their third successive champion Arjun Kadhe
joke between me and my proved too good for the Doubles (second round): Yurii
match in the qualifying tour- Uncharacteristic
good friend Kyle Walker! Alli fourth-seeded Lucas Gomez Dzhavakian (Ukr) & Jessy
nament to maintain their Ranjeet was steady and re- Kalambay (Sui) bt Fahad Mo-
wrote on Twitter. Apologies pole position in the group of Mexico to notch up a
trieved every ball while straight-sets win. hammed & Rishabdev Raman 7-
for any offence caused! Great with nine points. Sumit made uncharacteristic 6(6), 4-3 Retd; Tae-Woo Lee
win 2nite. AFP Marksman: Balwant Singhs strikes helped India extend its unbeaten run in international The results:
Ranked 96th in the FIFA mistakes. (Kor) & Ju-Hae Moon (Kor) bt
First round: Cameron Silver-
list, India was the over- Ranjeet once again broke Lucas Gomez (Mex) & Kazuma
BTC managing man (USA) bt Jessy Kalambay
whelming favourite against genesen Lyngdoh that hit the fection as he angled his yard box. From the corner of Sumit to lead 2-1 in the Kawachi (Jpn) 6-3, 6-3.
committee resigns (Sui) 6-3, 6-2; Arjun Kadhe bt
minnows Macau currently horizontal. In the 57th header with a marker on his eye, he saw that cus- second set and was on J. Mohit Mayur & K. Vinayak
Lucas Gomez (Mex) 6-2, 6-3;
BENGALURU ranked 183rd. minute, side-back Narayan tow. todian Ho Man Fai was out of course to upset Nagal. Sharma bt Cing-Yang Meng
Ju-Hae Moon (Kor) bt Dhruv
The managing committee of However, the home team Das, who had overlapped The second goal was more charge and his neat place- But, the No. 1 seed found (Tpe) & Li-Wie Tan (Tpe) 6-1,
Sunish 7-5, 6-2; Kelsey Steven-
the Bangalore Turf Club managed to defend its cit- down the wide right, sent a to do with a defensive lapse ment ensured an unassail- his rhythm and range as he 7-6(2).
son (Can) bt Vladimir Polyakov
(BTC), including its chairman adel in the first half. The only floater inside the box. and Balwant showed his able lead for the visiting stroked freely and power- (Rus) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. Vladimir Polyakov (Rus) &
Y. Jagannath and CEO Nirmal notable scoring chance was Balwant, who replaced predatory skills, snatching a team. fully, hitting winners from Tae-Woo Lee (Kor) bt Kunal Colin van Beem (Ned) bt Para-
Prasad, have resigned with in the 37th minute a rasp- Lyngdoh at the change of ball from the defender just The result: Macau 0 lost to In- both the flanks. Vazirani 6-3, 6-0; Seong-Gook mveer Singh Bajwa & Anurag
effect from September 4 on ing left-footer from Eu- ends, timed his jump to per- outside the corner of the 18- dia 2 (Balwant Singh 57, 82). Nagal not only broke Ran- Oh (Kor) bt Yurii Dzhavakian Nenwani 6-4, 6-4.
the issue of non-renewal
licences of the BTC by the
State government. All racing
activities at BTC had come to
a standstill as on August 31 Lalrautfeli slams in six goals Germany steamrollers Norway Vishnu
when the licences expired.
Special Correspondent Agencies land, which beat the Czech Romania 0.
HI invites applications NEW DELHI
K. Lalrautfeli scored goals to
World champion Germany
Republic 2-0, on October 5. Group F: England 2 (Dier 37,
Rashford 59) bt Slovakia 1 (Lo-
for chief coach post thrashed Norway 6-0 in its The results: Europe: Group C:
steer Government Mizo High botka 3); Slovenia 4 (Ilicic 25-
Group C match on Monday, Azerbaijan 5 (Ismailov 20, 57, Sports Bureau
School to a 19-0 victory over pen, 61-pen, Verbic 82, Birsa
Hockey India (HI) on Tuesday scoring four times in the first Abdullayev 25, Cevoli 71-og., Zhangjiagang
Sacred Heart SSS (Lucknow) 90) bt Lithuania 0; Scotland 2
invited applications for the half including a Timo Sadygov 81) bt San Marino 1 Ze Zhang beat Vishnu Vard-
to enter the quarterfinals of (Berra 9, Griffiths 49) bt Malta
vacant post of chief coach of Werner double, to edge (Palazzi 73); Northern Ireland 2 han 6-1, 6-1 in the first
the Subroto Cup girls (u-17) 0.
the national mens team on closer to a place at next (Evans 28, Brunt 41) bt Czech round of the $50,000 Chal-
section here on Tuesday. Africa: Group A: (Tunisia):
its website, just three days years World Cup in Russia. Republic 0; Germany 6 (Ozil 10,
Libya 1 (Mohamed 36) bt Guinea
lenger on Tuesday.
after removing Dutchman The other teams to make Draxler 17, Werner 21, 40, Goret- Other results:
Roelant Oltmans from the the quarterfinal stage were The Germans killed off zka 50, Gomez 79) bt Norway 0. $15,000 ITF women, Cairo:
Group B: Cameroon 1
post. Taking a cue from the SAI-Kolkata, Pravara Kanya the game in a whirlwind first First round: Andreia Bebere-
Group E: Armenia 1 (Koryan 6) (Aboubakar 75-pen) drew with
BCCI, the HI advertised for Vidya Mandir and Junior Col- half at Stuttgart, scoring chi (Rou) bt Krishnali Bhonsle
lost to Denmark 4 (Delaney 16, Nigeria 1 (Simon 30).
the position for the first time lege (Maharashtra) and three times in the opening 21 6-1, 6-0; Riya Bhatia bt Fed-
82, 90+3, Eriksen 29); Poland 3 Asia: Group B: Australia 2 (Juric
on its website. According to Poiroukhongjin HS minutes, and can wrap up erica Joe Gardella (Ita) 6-4,
(Milik 11, Glik 74, Lewandowski 69, Leckie 86) bt Thailand 1
the advertisement, the chief (Manipur). qualification away to 6-3.
86-pen) bt Kazakhstan 0; (Pokklaw 82); Iraq 1 (Ayman
coach will be given a three- Doubles: Claudia Franze (Ita)
The results: Government Mizo second-placed Northern Ire- Montenegro 1 (Jovetic 75) bt Hussein 29) bt UAE 0.
Vanlalhriattiri Bawihtlung of Government Mizo HS hits past a & Diana Maria Mihail (Rou) bt
year term till December 31 High School 19 (K. Lalrautfeli 6, Sacred Heart player. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
Nermeen Shawky (Egy) &
i.e. the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Vanlalmawii 4, Grace H. Krishnali Bhonsle 6-1, 6-0;

Felt like a celebrity: Bidhuri

Games cycle, subject to the Lalrampari 3, C. Zairemmawii 2, Sports Authority of India 1 Gorkha Military Inter College
Nuria Parrizass-Diaz (Esp) &
satisfactory completion of a Lalbiakoiki Hmar, Vanlalhriattiri (Sunita Munda) beat My Own (Uttarakhand) 0.
Riya Bhatia bt Akiko Okuda
six-month probation period. Bawihtlung, Lalrinchhani, High School (Gujarat) 0.
PTI Nayagram Thana Balika (US) & Kelly Williford (Dom)
Galee Lalhlupuii) beat Sacred Pravar Kanya Vidya Mandir Vidyapeeth (West Bengal) 11 6-2, 4-6, 10-2.
Heart 0. 12 (Pooja Bandu Kale 5, (Tulsi Hembram 5, Khukumani Y.B. Sarangi $15,000 ITF women, Baden-
Chess players to wear Poiroukhongjin HS 1 (Ph. Dnyaneshwari Madake 2, Sai Singh 2, Singo Murmu 2, Mugli
weiler, Germany: Quarterfi-
khadi in intl. meets Sanathokpi Devi) beat St. Anns Revannath Kale 2, Mekhe Sruti Hembram, Susama Murmu) nals: Kristina Milenkovic (Sui)
World championship bronze
English Medium School (Mad- Ramesh, Saniana Shivaji Dhale, beat Government Model HS medallist boxer Gaurav & Dhruthi Venugopal bt Nata-
The All India Chess Federation hya Pradesh) 0. Shivanjali Khodade) beat (Chandigarh) 0. scha Kennis (Ned) & Ioana
Bidhuri felt like a celebrity at
(AICF) has decided that all its Toanchina (Rou) 6-1, 6-1.
his own village when he re-
players and support staff
turned home from Hamburg
would use khadi fabric in their
uniforms and kits in
WEIGHTLIFTING Abhishek, on Monday.
Bidhuri said he was pleas-
Higgins for
international tournaments in
a bid to promote the
signature and heritage fabric
Mirabai, Sanjita Lakshya antly surprised to see such a
rousing welcome from his
Indian Open
advance fellow villagers of Madanpur
of the country. The Khadi and
Village Industries Commission
(KVIC) is sponsoring the
qualify for CWG Press Trust of India
Khadar in Delhi.
A lot of people from my
village shouted slogans and Warm reception: Gaurav Bidhuri gets a grand welcome on his Sports Reporter
junior National Ho Chi Minh City Bengaluru
Sports Bureau Bronze: Gururaja, 246kg gave me a warm welcome. return to his home. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

championships. PTI Indian shuttlers Abhishek Four-time World champion

Gold Coast (Australia) (107kg + 139kg). They garlanded and lifted
Yelegar and Lakshya Sen reached the quarterfinals feels good that people ap- and Scottish great John
Woman lifters Saikhom me on their shoulders and
Mahender scores Junior boys: 56kg: Gold: reached the second round and badly wanted to win. preciate my job. It is a motiv- Higgins will be the star at-
Mirabai Chanu (48kg) and took me in a jeep in a pro-
match-winner Jeremy Lalrinnunga 240kg of Vietnam Open Grand Now after winning a medal, I ation to achieve bigger traction in the fourth In-
Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu ((109kg + 131kg). cession. Many had gathered
NEW DELHI Prix after notching up con- have gathered so much of medals. dian Open world-ranking
(53kg) on Tuesday won gold at my home to greet me. My
Newly-promoted Shastri Club Youth boys: 56kg: Silver: trasting wins in mens confidence. I can think Bidhuri said he would go snooker tournament,
medals in the Common- mother was in tears. Its a
defeated defending Snatch, Clean & Jerk: Zakhuma singles competitions here clearly and plan things bet- through a phase of rest and which will commence at
wealth weightlifting champi- dream come true and I want
champion Indian National 1-0 215kg (95kg + 120kg). on Tuesday. ter. My life has changed and rehabilitation in order to get Novotel Hotel (Visakhapat-
onships here to qualify for to make it even bigger in fu-
in its last engagement of the my mindset has become a rid of a joint injury, which nam) on Sept. 16.
the Commonwealth Games Women: 53kg: Silver: Snatch, The results: Lakshya Sen bt ture, Bidhuri told The
Delhi Soccer Association Chuang Jin Lei (Sin) 21-9,
lot better. had been causing back pain Indian star Pankaj Ad-
next year. Clean & Jerk: M. Santoshi Hindu on Tuesday.
(DSA) annual Senior Division 21-4; Y. Abhishek bt Adulrach Nevertheless, the bantam- since February, and come vani has pulled out of the
Open Clubs Football League Mirabai [snatch 85kg 194kg (86kg + 108kg). Bidhuri, who was the weight pugilist admitted that back stronger. tournament due to per-
Namkul (Ina) 21-15, 14-21, 21-
Championship at the CWG (new record), clean and jerk fourth Indian male boxer to it was easier to box as an un- I need to recover. Rest sonal reasons, it was an-
Junior girls: 53kg: Gold: 11; C. Rahul Yadav bt Nath-
Village Sports Complex. The 104kg, total 189kg] and Ananya Patil 146kg (66kg + land a World championship derdog. People do not ex- for a month or two will do a nounced at a press confer-
aniel Ernestan Sulistyo (Ina)
goal came in the 24th minute Sanjita [85kg, 110kg, 195kg] 80kg). 21-11, 21-9; N.V.S. Vijetha bt medal, said success has pect much from you, so it is world of good. The Boxing ence at KSBA here on
through Mahender Singh. were among several other Artyom Savatyugin (Uzb) 16- turned him into a mature a lot easier. Now, there will Federation of India (BFI) has Tuesday.
medal winners in various 48kg: Gold: Jhilli Dalabehera boxer. be a lot of expectation when provided a set of good doc-
In another match, Youngmen 21, 21-18, 21-9; Pratul Joshi bt The tournament offers a
categories across senior, ju- 154kg (67kg + 87kg).
Club beat City Club 1-0 from Abdul Kholik (Ina) 23-21, 21- When I went for the I participate in any event. tors and physios, who have total prize money of
a 32nd minute goal by nior and youth sections. Youth girls: 48kg: Gold: Sneha 17; Gulshan Kumar bt Yu Jas- World championship, I just But that does not put any helped me handle the injury 3,00,000, and the winner
Sanjeet. Other winners: Men: 56kg: Soren 138kg (60kg + 78kg). par (Bru) 21-6, 21-11. wanted to do well. Then I pressure on me. Rather it well, said Bidhuri. will take home 50,000.


THE HINDU CROSSWORD 12105 (set by Anon)

12 Conflict separating majority of
embankment (7)
4 Embargo on well-organized
regular trek (quest) for
Power of His Nama
benches (10)
The long drawn argument on sin and expiation between the
15 Swallow overturned cake (4)
messengers of Yama and those of Vishnu, featured in the
5 Equipment in North Indian narrative on Ajamila in the Bhagavata Purana, highlights the
16 Limit couple to overcrossing town has energy source (8) supremacy of the Lords Nama, pointed out Swami Paramas-
(10) ukananda in a discourse. Ajamila, though born in a family
6 Fasten stick to cats tail (7) well versed in the sastras falls into evil ways and leads a sin-
18 Coteries in England grow old ful life.
during visits (10) 7 Confused ambler, left out, As he lies alone in his death bed, he sees the Yama dhutas
goes to barrier (9) and is frightened and calls out to his son, whom he has
20 Gremlin is initially with group named Narayana. He also sees a more benign set of people,
of Zulu warriors (4) 8 Man, first two imps at place of who he surmises to be Vishnu dhutas, who do not allow the
worship (6) Yama dhutas to take possession of him.
23 Careless, losing regularly knit The Yama dhutas protest and demand an explanation.
house gown (7) 13 Long leases unusual in US city The Vishnu dhutas agree that though he has a sinful past, he
(3,7) has done the necessary atonement to absolve him of his
24 Lead singer left band? sins.
Nonsense! (5) 14 Draw alien steed, headless, It is true that Ajamila made a frantic plea to his son to
running wild (9) come to his aid by calling out the name Na-ra-ya-na tagged
26 Good man goes round for walk on with the extra syllable aya. While his own son does not
(6) respond, the Supreme Lord, who is the sole owner of this
17 Negotiates laybies (5,3)
Solution to puzzle 12104 Solution to yesterdays Sudoku Nama, unfailingly responds to the appeal of this jivatma who
27 Messenger, worker at show (7) has offered himself to Him. He sends His messengers to stop
ACROSS 19 Loudspeaker for one using
the Yama dhutas from taking him to Yama Loka.
social network (7)
1 Stumbles on backside, lags 28 Plethora of suspense for The Yama dhutas argue that their purpose is to punish
(5,6) doctor (11) and chastise the jivatma so that he would gain chitta suddhi;
21 Adult to replace Oriental girl but the Vishnu dhutas point out that love and compassion,
9 Master to wildly shout at in open space (6) rather than punishment and chastisement can be effica-
elephant keepers (7) DOWN cious in bringing about chitta suddhi.
22 Good man grows old in phases Utterance of the Lords Nama scores over all acts of expi-
10 Returning laggard not
2 Think in the present, be (6) ation that are ordained in the sastras as capable of absolving
completely in charge of
entertained (6) one of sins committed in the past. His Nama ensures total
Scandinavian (6)
25 Sleeps looking up at bridge guarantee against sins and sinful tendencies which is not the
11 Enough to start off test (5) 3 End of the Spanish street (4) (4) case with prayaschitta karmas.





Adhiban and
Harikrishna Ailing del Potro bests Thiem in epic Shapovalov in Canada
squad for India tie
advance The popular 2009 champion meets Federer in marquee quarterfinal; Bopanna & Dabrowski lose
Press Trust of India the team are Vasek Pospisil
Sports Bureau New Delhi (78), Brayden Schnur (192)
Tbilisi Canada on Tuesday named and the seasoned Daniel
P. Harikrishna and B. Ad- World No. 69 Denis Nestor (42 in doubles).
hiban won nerve-wracking Shapovalov in its squad to There is no Milos Raonic
tie-breakers, to join take on India in the upcom- since the World No. 11 is in-
Viswanathan Anand, Vidit ing Davis Cup World Group jured and has already
Gujrathi and S.P. Sethura- Agencies play-off tie, scheduled in Ed- skipped the last Grand Slam
man in the second round NEW YORK monton from September 15. of the season due to a wrist
of chess World Cup here on Juan Martin del Potro The other members of injury.
Tuesday. shrugged off sickness to save
However, Karthikeyan two match points and defeat

Sharath gets a
Murali, who was also tied Dominic Thiem in an epic on
1-1 after his games in clas- Monday to book a quarterfi-
sical time control, lost in nal showdown with Roger
the tie-breaker. Federer. The 24th seed
The day also saw reign-
ing champion Sergey Kar-
jakin of Russia winning his
claimed a heroic 1-6, 2-6, 6-1,
7-6(1), 6-4 victory over the
favourable draw
tie-breaker against 16-year- Oh my God, said del Po-
old Anton Smirnov of Aus- tro, who had been 2-5 down Sathiyan will have a tougher route
tralia, the youngest parti- in the fourth set. I was sick
cipant in the tournament. the last two days. I came K. Keerthivasan be a prominent absentee.
here trying to play the best I Dharwad This is the second tourna-
Most of the other strong
can and then when I see this Sharath Kamal hopes his ment this season he will
contenders, including top
crowd cheering for me, I was first visit to the district, for miss, after the Central Zone.
seed and World champion
trying to play better every the LIC-South Zone Na- In the womens section,
Magnus Carlsen of Norway,
game. I will always remem- tional-ranking table tennis Pooja Sahasrabudhe is the
had entered the second
ber this. tournament beginning here No. 1 seed, followed by
round on Monday.
del Potro famously de- on Wednesday, will prove Sutirtha Mukherjee. Pooja
Important results:
feated Federer in the 2009 fi- fruitful. And the draw, ap- will possibly face seven-time
First round: Sergey Karjakin nal for his only Grand Slam pears to favour the top seed. National champion and last
(Rus) bt Anton Smirnov (Aus) title before his career was al- I am coming here leav- years runner-up Poulomi
3-1; P. Harikrishna bt Yuri Great comeback: Former champion Juan Martin del Potro shrugged off discomfiture and raised his game to save match points
most torpedoed by a succes- ing my family, [so] I better Ghatak in the quarterfinals,
Gonzalez Vidal (Cub) 3.5-2.5; and overcome sixth seed Dominic Thiem in the fourth round on Monday. AP
sion of wrist surgeries. *
win it, the top seed told The and reigning National cham-
Francisco Vallejo Pons (Esp)
Federer, the third seed, DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD Hindu on Tuesday, adding pion Madhurika Patkar in
bt Karthikeyan Murali 2.5-1.5; DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD he turned his attentions to
B. Adhiban bt Nguyen Ngoc
eased into the last-eight with that the tournament would the semifinals.
a 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 win over Phil-
B No. 12 seed Pablo Carrena del Potro. Its great to see be good preparation for the Sutirthas side of the draw
Truong Son (Vie) 3.5-2.5. Busta defeated 29th seed him back on tour. Hes had
ipp Kohlschreiber. Asia Cup in Ahmedabad has more upcoming players.
Diego Schwartzman to a rough ride with wrist
In the womens event, from September 15 to 17. The 17-year-old Archana
Mittal, Rizvi World No. 1 Karolina Pliskova
set-up a quarterfinal date
become the first singles
player into the semis at
problems. Hes a good
Sharath might run into
Saurav Saha in the pre-
Kamath might fancy her
chances of making the semi-
this years tournament
trap silvers with CoCo Vandeweghe.
The World No. 418 Kaia
In mixed doubles, Ro-
han Bopanna and Gabriela
quarterfinals and Sougata
Sarkar or Utkarsh Gupta in
Interestingly, Manika
Kanepi also reached the the needed a rub on my Dabrwoski lost in the the quarters. Batra and Mouma Das will
Sports Bureau back...or bottom and I didnt quarterfinals to to Hao-
Moscow last eight. For G. Sathiyan, the play in the qualifiers. While
But the day belonged to want to do it in front of you Ching Chan and Michael second seed, it may not be Mouma didnt take part in
Ankur Mittal (men) and guys, he explained before Venus 4-6, 6-3, [10-8].
del Potro, who celebrated his smooth sailing. He could the two previous tourna-
Ahvar Rizvi ( junior men)
win by stretching out his meet the dangerous Devesh ments, Manika was unlucky.
bagged double trap silver
medals in the shotgun
arms, head facing the night THE RESULTS Karia in the pre-quarterfi- During the open draw,
sky, as a considerable num- Men: Quarterfinals: 12-Pablo lina Pliskova (Cze) bt Jennifer
nals and possibly Sanil Sh- Archana and Poulomi edged
World Championship here
ber of his fans cheered in the Carrena Busta (Esp) bt 29- Brady (USA) 6-1, 6-0; 20-CoCo etty after that. Harmeet De- Manika in the toss (for the
on Tuesday.
The results: Men: 1. Vitaly Fo-
stands. Diego Schwartzman (Arg) 6-4, Vandeweghe (USA) bt Lucie sai and A. Amalraj too are in seventh and eight spots), as
keev (Rus) 68, 2. Ankur Mittal Federer has a 16-5 advant- 6-4, 6-2; Fourth round: An- Safarova (Cze) 6-4, 7-6(2); 15- Sathiyans half. all the three, with 55 points
66, 3. Hu Binyuan (Chn) 50. age over del Potro but they drey Rublev (Rus) bt 9-David Madison Keys (USA) bt 4-Elina The 24-year-old, how- each, were joint seventh in
Team: 1. Italy 418, 2. China have split their last six Goffin (Bel) 7-5, 7-6(5), 6-3; 3- Svitolina (Ukr) 7-6(2), 1-6, ever, has been in sublime the National rankings.
416, 3. Russia 415; 5. India meetings. Roger Federer (Sui) bt 33-Phil- 6-4; Kaia Kanepi (Est) bt Darya form of late, winning the Dharwad last conducted
413. Federer did not face a ipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) 6-4, Kasatkina (Rus) 6-4, 6-4. Central Zone and all-India a major National table ten-
Junior: 1. James Dedman break-point against Kohls- 6-2, 7-5; 24-Juan Martin del Mixed doubles: Quarterfinals: inter-institutional titles, and nis tournament when it hos-
(GBr) 67, 2. Ahvar Rizvi 66, 3. chreiber, with his biggest Potro (Arg) bt 6-Dominic Michael Venus (NZ) & Hao- performing exceptionally ted the all-India inter-insti-
Qi Ying (Chn) 46. Team: 1. In- challenge having to take a Thiem (Aut) 1-6, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 Ching Chan (Tpe) bt 7-Rohan well in the UTT. tutional tournament in
dia 401, 2. Italy 389, 3. China medical time-out off court at (1), 6-4. Bopanna (Ind) & Gabriela Dab- Former National cham- 2013, with Ghosh and K.
387. the end of the second set. I Women: Fourth round: 1-Karo- rowski 4-6, 6-3, [10-8]. pion Soumyajit Ghosh will Shamini winning.





Crying is as important as Scientists zap voices from
breathing for babies: study schizophrenia sufferers
Magnetic pulses given to brains temporal lobe for relief
Scientists show how the two activities are physically linked in the brain
Michael Jacksons Agence France-Presse
Thriller video now in 3D Natalie Angier crying to infant survival, and Paris

LOS ANGELES how a babys bawl punches Scientists have pinpointed a

The much anticipated 3D A normal human baby, ac- through a cluttered acoustic part of the brain where
version of Michael Jacksons cording to psychologists, will landscape to demand imme- voices torment schizo-
1983 Thriller video directed cry about two hours over the diate adult attention. phrenia sufferers, and par-
by John Landis had its world course of a day. The sound of an infants tially muted them with mag-
premiere at the Venice Film A notorious human cry arouses a far quicker and netic pulse treatment, a
Festival. Landis and Michael crybaby, according to her stronger response in action- team reported on Tuesday.
Jackson estate co-executor older siblings, parents and oriented parts of the adult More than a third of suf-
John Branca termed the the building superintendent, brain than do similarly loud ferers treated with magnetic
video as a preamble to bigger will cry for two hours every or emotionally laden noises, pulses in a patient trial ex-
announcements regarding two hours, refusing to ac- like a dog barking or a neigh- perienced significant re-
upcoming Jackson legacy knowledge any distinction bour weeping. lief, the scientists said in a
projects. PTI between crying and other That humans and other statement.
basic infant activities, like infant mammals are pain- We can now say with
being awake or fully dependent on their eld- some certainty that we have
breathing. ers for survival is reflected in found a specific anatomical
It turns out that infant cry- the distinctive spectro- area of the brain associated Novel treatment: Scientists have identified the anatomical
ing is not only as natural and graphic contours of a cry. An with auditory verbal hallu- area of the brain associated with verbal hallucinations in
justifiable as breathing: the Come to me: A babys wail is biologically effective at getting infant cry is characterised by cinations in schizophrenia, schizophrenia. GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

two acts are physically, neur- adults attention. GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

* a simple, clear, fundamental the team said.
ologically, primally inter- tone and a relatively long, Secondly, we have of the European College of cipants were evaluated on
twined. Scientists have dis- mere 17,000 neurons, loc- quickly die. This was an as- unbroken melodic struc- shown that treatment with Neuropsychopharmacology. the voices they were hear-
Pooh Bear was at first a covered that the small ated in the evolutionarily an- tonishing finding, Ms. Birch- ture, as it is perversely high frequency TMS (Trans- The trial compared 26 ing. Nearly 35% of the TMS
gruff-looking Growler cluster of brain cells in cient hindbrain can meier said. The mother called, that falls and rises cranial Magnetic Stimula- schizophrenic patients who patients reported a signific-
LONDON charge of fast, active respira- breathe slowly and passively, could see the pups and smell and falls and tails off in un- tion) makes a difference to at received active TMS to 33 pa- ant improvement.
An unpublished sketch from tion also grant a baby animal but not vigorously or the pups, but if they didnt predictable ways. least some sufferers. tients who received dummy Hearing voices can be
the 1920s shows that Winnie- the power to cry. animatedly. vocalise, it was as though If a stimulus stays the Further research must be or placebo treatment. one of the most disturbing
the-Pooh, the iconic cuddly Carmen Birchmeier and they didnt exist. The team same, its easy to tune out, done to confirm the useful- The first group was given symptoms for people with
teddy, was initially a gruff- Luis Hernandez-Miranda, of Gets attention reported its findings in the said Katherine S. Young, a ness of TMS as a treatment a series of magnetic pulses schizophrenia and those
looking bear called Growler. A the Max Delbruck Center for When they open their Proceedings of the National psychologist at the Univer- in the longer term. over two sessions a day for close to them.
new book, Art of Winnie-the- Molecular Medicine in Ber- mouths to cry, nothing Academy of Sciences. sity of California, Los The results of the trial, two days to the part of the According to the World
Pooh, contains 150 images lin, and their colleagues comes out. As a result, their The new study is just one Angeles. But something not yet published in a sci- brains temporal lobe associ- Health Organization, schizo-
sketched by E.H. Shepard, out showed that infant mice mothers ignore them, and in a series of recent reports that changes over time is entific journal, were presen- ated with language. phrenia affects more than 21
of which 80 have never been stripped of this key node a the poorly breathing pups that reveal the centrality of very difficult to ignore. NYT ted in Paris at a conference Two weeks later, parti- million people worldwide.
published before. PTI

Solar storms may have caused beaching of whales Diabetes, heart

the University of Kiel in Ger-
many, studied the connec-
shallow. However, if they
were in the Atlantic then
disease risk linked
The mass beachings of tion between whale strand- they could, Mr. Vanselow
sperm whales in countries ings and two major solar said.
Celebrities to headline around the North Sea last storms that took place at the Researchers track biological pathways
Harvey relief telethon year could have been due to end of December 2015. Misleading signals
solar storms, German scient- The solar storms which In research published last
> Identifying gene
NEW YORK Press Trust of India
Beyonce, Blake Shelton, ists have said. create the Northern Lights month in the International Washington
variants opens up
Barbra Streisand and Oprah Twenty-nine sperm phenomenon could also Journal of Astrobiology, Mr. Gene mutations that in-
opportunities to
Winfrey will headline a one- whales washed up on Ger- have caused the worlds Vanselow and his colleagues crease the risk of type 2 dia-
hour benefit telethon to man, Dutch, French and magnetic field to shift by up argued that the whales betes also boost the likeli- lower risk of both
benefit Hurricane Harvey British shores between Janu- to 460 km, a phenomenon would have been unpre- hood of heart diseases, outcomes with a
victims that will be ary and February 2016, sur- that would interfere with the Tragic end: Two sperm whales after being washed ashore at pared for misleading signals according to a study which single drug
simultaneously cast next prising scientists after only whales sense of orientation, Skegness Beach in Britain on January 25, 2016. REUTERS * from magnetic shifts because explains the link between Danish Saleheen
week on several American 82 previous beaching of Mr. Vanselow said. they spend their early years the two disorders that are University of Pennsylvania

television channels. George sperm whales had been doc- That could explain why ditional routes in the Atlantic If whales enter the North in areas where solar disrup- the leading cause of global
Clooney, Jamie Foxx and umented since the 1990s. the whales swam into the re- where they would find it Sea they cannot navigate tions are weak, such as the morbidity and death. CHD risk. For eight of these
Matthew McConaughey will Klaus Heinrich Vanselow, latively shallow North Sea easier to correct their back as its an unnatural en- waters around the Azores is- Type 2 diabetes (T2D) has sites, the researchers were
also participate. AP a marine biology expert at rather than follow their tra- direction. vironment for them and very lands in the Eastern Atlantic. become a global epidemic able to identify a specific
affecting more than 380 mil- gene variant that influences
lion people worldwide; yet risk for both diseases.

Stone Age women there are knowledge gaps in The shared genetic risk
understanding the etiology factors affect biological
Set to thrill of type-2 diabetes. pathways, including im-

travelled widely It is also a significant risk

factor for coronary heart
disease (CHD), but the bio-
munity, cell proliferation,
and heart development.
Identifying these gene
logical pathways that ex- variants linked to both type
Men remained in their region of birth plain the connection have 2 diabetes and CHD risk in
remained somewhat murky. principle opens up oppor-
Press Trust of India to the Early Bronze Age, In an analysis of genetic tunities to lower the risk of
Berlin they said. Mobility was a data, published in the both outcomes with a single
Women during the early major feature characterising journal Nature Genetics, re- drug, said Danish Sale-
Stone Age and Bronze Age the lives of people in Central searchers from University of heen, assistant professor at
travelled from home villages Europe even in the 3rd and Pennsylvania in the U.S., the University of
to start families, spread cul- early 2nd millennium BC, looked into what causes Pennsylvania. From a drug
ture, ideas and knowledge said Philipp Stockhammer, type 2 diabetes. development perspective, it
around Europe while men Ludwig-Maximilian Univer- They also clarified how would make sense to focus
stayed at home, a study has sity of Munich. T2D and CHD the two dis- on those pathways that are
found. Researchers suspect that eases that are the leading most strongly linked to both
At the end of the Stone it played a significant role in cause of global morbidity diseases, he said.
Age and in the early Bronze the exchange of cultural ob- and mortality are linked. The researchers started
Age, families were estab- jects and ideas, which in- by examining sets of gen-
lished in a surprising man- creased considerably in the Genome sequence ome data on more than
ner in Germany, researchers Bronze Age, in turn promot- Examining genome se- 2,50,000 people, of South
said. ing the development of new quence information for Asian, East Asian or
The majority of women technologies.