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Five Arab powers
sever ties with Qatar
Terrorists on suicide
Accuse it of backing militant and sectarian groups
mission shot dead
Four foreign terrorists on a
The Arab worlds strongest
suicide mission were killed
powers cut ties with Qatar
early on Monday morning
on Monday over alleged sup-
when they tried to storm the
port for Islamists and Iran,
Central Reserve Police Force
reopening a festering wound
(CRPF) camp in Kashmirs
two weeks after U.S. Presid-
Bandipora district. The
ent Donald Trumps demand
encounter lasted more than
for Muslim states to fight ter-
an hour.
rorism. Saudi Arabia, Egypt,
NEWS PAGE 10 the United Arab Emirates
and Bahrain cut relations
with Qatar in a coordinated
move. Yemen, Libyas east-
ern-based government and
the Maldives joined in later.
Qatar denounced the
move as based on lies about
REPORT ON PAGE 7 it supporting militants. It has
often been accused of being

IS claims London attacks; more held

a funding source for Islam-
ists, as has been Saudi Ara- Gulf Arab states resent region, including the Muslim
bia. Iran, long at odds with Qatars support for Islamists, Brotherhood, ISIS (Islamic
Horse goes berserk, Saudi Arabia and a behind- especially the Muslim Broth- State) and al-Qaeda, Saudi
crashes into car in Jaipur
London police identify two of the attackers as Khuram Butt & Rachid Redouane the-scenes target of the erhood, which they see as a state news agency SPA said.
move, blamed Mr. Trumps political foe. Closing all It accused Qatar of sup-
A tonga-pulling horse went Associated Press At least 12 persons were visit to Riyadh last month. transport ties with Qatar, the porting what it described as
berserk on Sunday, LONDON arrested on Sunday from the three Gulf states gave Qatari Iranian-backed militants in
apparently due to the
British counter-terrorism in- East London neighbourhood Result of sword dance visitors and residents two its restive and largely Shi'ite
blistering heat, and crashed
vestigators searched two of Barking where the two What is happening is the weeks to leave. Muslim-populated eastern
into a car through the
homes on Monday and de- named suspects lived, in- preliminary result of the region of Qatif and in
windscreen, in the Civil Lines
tained a number of people cluding five men and seven sword dance, Hamid Aircraft banned Bahrain. Qatar was also ex-
area here, injuring itself and
in the investigation into a women, aged between 19 Aboutalebi, deputy chief of In the harshest measures, pelled from the Saudi-led co-
the car driver.
van and knife attack on Sat- and 60. One has since been staff of Irans President Has- Saudi Arabia and Bahrains alition fighting a war in Ye-
NATION PAGE 6 urday in the heart of Lon- released without being san Rouhani, tweeted in ref- civil aviation bodies banned men. Qatar denied it was
don, killing seven persons charged. erence to Mr. Trumps join- Qatari planes from landing interfering in the affairs of
and injuring dozens that has Meanwhile, U.S. President ing in a traditional dance in the kingdoms airports others. The campaign of in-
Bengali not compulsory with the Saudi king at the and banned them from citement is based on lies that
been claimed by the Islamic Donald Trump lashed out at
in Darjeeling: Mamata meeting. crossing their airspace. had reached the level of
State. London Mayor Sadiq Khan
The police named two of for the second day. The diplomatic broadside Saudi Arabia accused complete fabrications, the
The West Bengal government
the three men responsible Probe continues: Forensic experts at work on a residential Mr. Trump tweeted on threatens the international Qatar of backing militant Qatari Foreign Ministry said
has no plans to make Bengali
for the attacks. Khuram property in east London on Monday following a search. AFP *
Monday morning that Mr. prestige of Qatar, which is groups and broadcasting in a statement.
a compulsory language in
Shazad Butt was a 27-year- Khan had offered a pathetic home to a large U.S. military their ideology, an apparent
Darjeelings schools, Chief
old Pakistani-born Briton, and Libyan and also used Police on Monday also ap- excuse and had to think base and is set to host the reference to Qatar's influen- INDIA TO WEATHER QATAR
Minister Mamata Banerjee
who was known to authorit- Elkhdar as a surname, was pealed for the publics help fast on his no reason to be 2022 World Cup. Qatar has tial state-owned satellite STORM NOW PAGE 11
said on Monday.
ies, according to a statement unknown until the two were to learn more about the alarmed statement. for years presented itself as a channel al Jazeera. [Qatar] SAUDI, UAE SEEK TO ISOLATE
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD issued by the London police. shot dead along with a third movements in the days lead- mediator and power broker embraces multiple terrorist QATAR PAGE 12
Rachid Redouane, who attacker, who has not been ing to the deadly rampage SECURITY TAKES CENTRE STAGE for the regions many dis- and sectarian groups aimed DIPLOMATIC MAYHEM
DELHI METRO 6 PAGES had claimed to be Moroccan identified, police said. that left dozens injured. IN U.K. POLL DEBATE PAGE 12 putes, but Egypt and the at disturbing stability in the EDITORIAL

India rejects Trumps allegation on Paris pact

Did not sign agreement due to inancial greed or fear of any country, says Sushma Swaraj
Kallol Bhattacherjee agreement for a large finan- financial greed. that India has signed into the commitment to protection of
NEW DELHI cial incentive. External Af- First of all, there is no Paris agreement not because climate, Ms. Swaraj said, ex-
India on Monday rejected fairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reality [in Mr. Trumps alleg- of pressure from any country plaining in Hindi the reasons
U.S. President Donald described the allegation as ation]. The Prime Minister nor for financial greed or for India joining the agree-
Trumps allegation that it unreal and said India did has spoken about this issue fear of any country. We ment.
had joined the Paris climate not join the agreement for and let me also emphasise signed the agreement for our CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

CBI raids Prannoy Roy

in cheating case
Blatant attack on press freedom: NDTV
Special Correspondent conspiracy have been in-
NEW DELHI voked, the Enforcement Dir-
The Central Bureau of In- ectorate is also registering a
vestigation on Monday con- case of money laundering.
ducted searches at the resid- Expressing shock at the
ences of the founder of searches and terming it a
private television broad- witch-hunt, NDTV said the
caster NDTV, Prannoy Roy, move was a blatant polit-
and his wife Radhika in a ical attack on the freedom of
case of an alleged 48 crore the press.
loss to the ICICI Bank. It said the CBI had re-
The alleged loss was in- gistered the FIR under pres-
curred due to the slashing of sure, on a shoddy com-
annual interest rate from plaint by a disgruntled
19% to 9.5 % on a 375-crore former consultant at NDTV,
loan to RRPR Holding Pvt. who had earlier filed court
Ltd. Properties were complaints with false alleg-
searched in the national ations, but did not get any
capital, Dehra Dun and Mus- order.
soorie in Uttarakhand.
Based on the CBI FIR, in CONTINUED ON PAGE 10
which provisions of corrup- EDITORS GUILD CONDEMNS
tion, cheating and criminal CBI RAIDS PAGE 11

22 killed in Bareilly accident

Staff Reporter sengers, started from Delhi
Meerut and was on its way to Gonda
At least 22 people were when the accident occurred
burnt to death and more near Invertis University in
than a dozen seriously in- Bithari Chainpur police sta-
jured when a U.P. State tion in Bareilly on Sunday
transport bus collided with night.
a truck in Bareilly and The authorities have not
caught fire on Sunday night. been able to identify any of
The bus of the Uttar Pra- the bodies.
desh State Road Transport
Corporation carrying 41 pas- DETAILS ON PAGE 7


Protest march against ban

DELHI Timings
Tuesday, June 06
RISE 05:23 SET 19:17
RISE 16:30 SET 03:22
Wednesday, June 07
RISE 05:23 SET 19:18
RISE 17:23 SET 03:58
Thursday, June 08
on rallies at College Square
RISE 05:23 SET 19:18
RISE 18:14 SET 04:36 Mamata Banerjee had imposed a ban on protests at the site this past week
Staff Reporter ation for Protection of
Kolkata Democratic Rights against
The number of police per- the ban on rallies and agita-
sonnel deployed to stop a tions at College Square. It
civil society protest march of started from the Mahajati
a few hundred people from Sadan auditorium in North
reaching College Square in Kolkata and was stopped by
Central Kolkata perhaps sur- the police about 200 metres
passed the number of pro- away from College Square.
testers on Monday. Even though the rally was
Chief Minister Mamata peaceful slogans such as
Banerjee had this past week Up in arms: Rights activists protesting against a ban on College Square belongs to
declared a ban on protests at agitations at College Square. SOUMYA DAS * us were raised by the pro-
College Square, a half- testers. Speaking to journal-
square-kilometre park loc- the early 19th century. Fol- would not be allowed at Col- ists during the march, APDR
ated on College Street. It is lowing the Chief Ministers lege Square from Monday. vice-president Ranjit Sur
not only considered an edu- decision on Thursday, the Defying the order, a dubbed the Chief Ministers
cation hub but also a hotbed Kolkata Police had an- march was organised by decision an attack on
for political protests since nounced that agitations rights organisation Associ- democracy.

Jawan killed, seven injured in

Maoist ambush in Kandhamal
The incident took place in the jungle near Khamankhol
Staff Reporter by Maoists.
BERHAMPUR Speaking to newsmen at
A jawan of the Special Oper- the hospital, the injured
ation Group (SOG) was killed jawans said the Maoists fired
and seven others were in- at their vehicle from three
jured in a Maoist ambush in sides and hurled grenades.
Kandhamal district of The exchange of fire contin-
Odisha on Sunday. ued for about an hour. The
Laxmikant Jani, who jawans fired around 300
hailed from Kalahandi dis- rounds and also lobbed
trict, was returning with his Laxmikant Jani grenades, the IGP said.
group after conducting a Odisha DGP K.B. Singh
combing operation when Kandhamal district hospital along with the IGP visited
they were targeted. Four of in Phulbani. the spot of the ambush on
the seriously injured jawans Inspector General of Po- Sunday. They also visited the
have been admitted to lice, Southern Range, Amit- Phulbani hospital to enquire
MKCG Medical College and abh Thakur said the incident about the injured. Speaking
Hospital in Berhampur. took place in the jungle near to newsmen in Phulbani, the
Three others, including the Khamankhol around mid- DGP said the search opera-
driver of the ambushed night. The last vehicle in the tion to nab the naxalites was
vehicle, are being treated at motorcade was ambushed continuing.

WBJEE results announced

Press Trust of India gineers, Ms. Banerjee said.
Kolkata Debaditya Pramanik of
The West Bengal Joint En- Birla High School (Kolkata)
trance Examination Board secured the top rank, fol-
on Monday announced the lowed by Irin Ghosh of DAV
results of the WBJEE 2017 Model School (Durgapur)
examination. (no 2), Harshit Kedia of Shiv
Students can check their Jyoti Sr Secondary School,
results on the official web- Kota, Rajasthan (no 3), the
site,, the statement said. Soumik Das
Board said in a statement. of Rahara Ramakrishna Mis-
West Bengal Chief Minis- sion Boys Home in North 24
ter Mamata Banerjee also Parganas district got the
congratulated the successful fourth spot.
candidates in her official A total of 1,17,574 candid-
twitter account. My best ates appeared in this years
wishes to the budding en- test.

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AAP protests inaction on Rana CBI questions Hooda in allotment case
Press Trust of India plots in Panchkula. during Mr Hoodas tenure as
New Delhi Mr Hooda and Mr Singh, Chief Minister. According to
Punjab Minister is facing allegations of impropriety in sand mining auctions The CBI on Monday ques- then principal secretary to the FIR, industrial plots
tioned former Haryana Chief the CM, had been called to were given by allegedly ma-
Special Correspondent protest outside the adminis- Amarinder of not acting State government. Minister Bhupinder Singh appear before the CBI in- nipulating certain provisions
Chandigarh trative complex in Jalandhar tough against his Cabinet As far as the charges Hooda and UPSC member vestigators here. The case of the allotment, including
With Punjab Chief Minister and demanded the dismissal colleague. against Mr. Rana Gurjit are Chattar Singh in connection pertains to the CBI FIR to allowing them to submit ap-
Urdu poet hospitalised Amarinder Singh ruling out of Mr. Gurjit Singh from the The party has also ques- concerned, the government with alleged irregularities in probe corruption in the al- plications after the last date
after chest pain the cancellation of the re- Cabinet. tioned the credibility of the is awaiting the report of the the allotment of 14 industrial lotment of 14 industrial plots of submission.
LUCKNOW cent sand mine auctions, the single-judge commission cit- judicial commission set up to
Urdu poet Munnawar Rana Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Inquiry an eye wash ing proximity of the Minis- probe the same, he added.
was admitted to the Sanjay Monday staged a protest The inquiry initiated into ters and judges family. The AAP and the Lok In-
Gandhi Post Graduate against the Congress govern- the sand mining matter is Capt Amarinder on saaf Party have decided to
Institute of Medical Sciences ment for not sacking Irriga- nothing more than an eye Sunday had ruled out the stage protests across the
here after he complained of tion and Power Minister wash. Rana Gurjit should be cancellation of the recent State on different days until
chest pain. According to Rana Gurjit Singh. immediately removed from sand mine auctions, saying their demand of sacking the
SGPGI officials, Rana was Mr Gurjit Singh is facing the Ministry and the inquiry prima facie there was no Minister was met.
admitted on Sunday night. PTI allegations of impropriety in should be conducted by a sit- substance in the allegations The AAP will stage a
the multi-crore sand mining ting judge of the Punjab and of unfair and discriminatory protest in Faridkot on June
Trader commits suicide in auctions. Haryana High Court, Mr. dealings in the mining auc- 8, Ludhiana on June 9, Gur-
Muzaffarnagar AAP volunteers led by Khaira said. tion process that was re- daspur on June 12 and in Ro-
MLA Sukhpal Khaira staged a The AAP has accused Capt cently conducted by the par on June 14.
A 30-year-old trader
allegedly committed suicide
by jumping in front of a train
here, police said on Monday.
The deceased, Mohit
Farmers stir on despite CM assurance
Aggarwal, took the extreme
step on Sunday evening,
Eight arrested, cases lodged against 200 unidentiied persons: police
allegedly over a family Anup Dutta (MPKS) for calling off the motorcycles were received ern MP.
dispute, Railway Police SHO Bhopal agitation following a discus- from Bharbadiya. The police On Monday, Mr. Chouhan
Krishan Avtar said. PTI A day after Chief Minister sion with the Chief Minister lobbed tear gas shells and again appealed to the farm-
Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Ujjain on Sunday. used force to disperse the ers to end their agitation.
Miscreants loot 13.54 claimed that the ongoing Two other groups -- the agitating farmers. The Madhya Pradesh gov-
lakh from LIC cash van farmers agitation in western Bhartiya Kisan Union and Superintendent of Police, ernment is with the farmers.
JEHANABAD Madhya Pradesh had been the Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Neemuch, Abhishek Dee- All necessary steps have
Armed miscreants on Monday postponed as the govern- Sangh -- have decided to wan said: We have arrested been initiated to redress
looted 13.54 lakh from a LIC ment had agreed to all their continue their agitation, al- eight people in connection their concerns, he said at a
cash van in Bihars Jehanabad conditions, two police per- leging that the BKS had be- with the violent incidents hurriedly called press
district, a police officer said. sonnel were injured in a trayed the farmers. and have lodged cases conference.
Two motorcycle-borne clash in Neemuch district on against 200 unidentified He added that people
miscreants intercepted the Monday. Two cops injured persons. who are indulging in viol-
van near Gandhi Maidan here Farmers blocked roads in Two policemen were injured Reports of protests and vi- ence were anti-social ele-
while it was on way to Axis Neemuch to protest against in stone-throwing during the olence were also reported ments and not farmers.
Bank to deposit 13.54 lakh. the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh clash, the police said. Re- from Ratlam, Dhar, Shajapur They are trying to defame
PTI (BKS) and the MP Kisan Sena ports of damage to several and Jhabua districts of west- the farmers' protest.

Rajasthan signs MoU to

battle child malnutrition
Special Correspondent Contre La Faim (Action
JAIPUR Against Hunger) of France
The Rajasthan government and the Global Alliance for
has signed a memorandum Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
of understanding with three on Saturday.
funding agencies to improve State Medical and Health
the nutritional status of chil- Minister Kalicharan Saraf
dren in 50 blocks of 20 was present on the
districts. occasion.
The new MoU was signed NHM State Director
by the National Health Mis- Naveen Jain said a target had
sions (NHM) State unit and been set for treatment of
the State Women and Child 16,500 children suffering
Development Department from severe acute
with the Tata Trust, Action malnutrition.




Supply restored, yet farmers claim win Making Ministries at receiving

campuses end of social media
Call for a State-wide bandh receives lukewarm response; low of milk and vegetables remains unafected clean, green Special Correspondent whether the Centres
Shoumojit Banerjee Panaji 2,000-crore publicity blitz
Pune Union Minister of State for was avoidable.
Union Human Resource Defence Subhash Bhambre The Minister said ever
Development Minister said on Monday that the De- since the Modi government
Prakash Javadekar on fence Ministry is not the came to power the focus of
Monday unveiled the Clean only one at the receiving the defence sector has been
Campus, Green Campus, end of social media posts. on indigenisation to reduce
Smart Campus competi- He said the Ministry had laid the reliance on imports. He
tion for students in col- out a mechanism to redress said unwarranted proced-
leges and universities the grievances of the forces. ural delays and red-tape was
across the country on the being done away with to
occasion of World Environ- Mum on publicity blitz work out strategic partner-
ment Day. Social media is a double- ship proposals from foreign
The contest challenges edged weapon. When it is defence manufacturers of
students to make their used as a tool for rumour- combat aircraft, tanks, sub-
campuses eco-friendly by mongering, it creates prob- marines and helicopters.
planting trees, conserving lems, said the Minister We want transfer of
water and energy, and im- during a press conference at technology, to work with
plementing sustainable the BJP headquarters to scientists, so that we train
waste management pro- highlight the achievements our people to produce the
Not backing down: Supporters of the farmers agitation court arrest after staging a protest in Pune on Monday. (Right) A daily wage labourer eats her lunch jects. The objective is to of the Modi government. He equipment in a few years.
as mounds of unsold onion lie piled up in the background at the wholesale market in Pimpalgaon Basawant in Nashik on Monday. MANDAR TANNU AJAJ SHAIKH * *
make campuses across the refused to comment on Thats the idea, he said.
country green and sustain-
Shoumojit Banerjee There were reports of Swab- able, said Mr. Javadekar,

Core issues not addressed

himani activists clashing who was in the city to
The call for a State-wide with traders who refused to launch the Smart Campus
bandh issued by a new farm- support the shutdown. The Cloud Network project of
ers faction within the Kisan Pavan Dahat rashtra, we had record activists also disrupted the the Maharashtra Institute
Kranti Morcha on Monday
Nagpur production. Agriculture livestock bazaar in the dis- of Technology.
received lukewarm response Prominent agriculture act- growth is almost in double tricts Peth-Vadgaon area. The institutes will be
as the flow of milk and veget- ivist and the current chair- digits now but the concern evaluated in January 2018
able supplies remained man of the Maharashtra is that the farmers income Widening split and winners will be an-
largely unaffected in most governments committee on has dropped continuously. In the Marathwada region, nounced in February. The
parts of Maharashtra. But the farmers distress Kishor The doubling of farmers Beed and Hingoli were also Minister said the Univer-
farmers claimed the bandh Tiwari has slammed the income will be our core is- hit by the shutdown. The in- sity Grants Commission
was a resounding success. Central and the state gov- sue now. Even after the creasingly widening split and All India Council for
Barring Ahmednagar, ernment for neglecting the bumper production, the within the core committee Technical Education would Hearty meal: (From left) Union MoS for Defence Subhash
Kolhapur and Nashik dis- core issues of farmers. In intervention by the state leading the statewide farm- formulate the guidelines. Bhamre, Union MoS for AYUSH Shripad Naik and South Goa
tricts, the shutdown came a an exclusive interview to was poor. The NAFED and ers agitation led to farmers The contest would be later MP Narendra Savoikar eat lunch at the house of an OBC family
cropper in urban centres like The Hindu, Mr. Tiwari also Kishor Tiwari. *
S. SUDARSHAN FCI were not at all ready being unsure about support- extended to schools. at Taleigao in Goa on Monday. ATISH POMBURFEKAR

Mumbai and Pune. Police said that the last three years for this. They did not open ing the agitation as it had
was deployed in large num- have seen only announce- nouncements have come. procurement centres on been called off on Saturday.
ments. Excerpts: The demands of the farm- time and farmers were
bers to prevent untoward in-
cidents. The Nashik core
committee has called for a How do you look at the
ers should be addressed
forced to sell their produce
in the open markets.
This resulted in prices of ve-
getables and fruits remaining
high in Pune and Mumbai,
Beef ban: Goa Cong. to write to Centre
meeting in Mumbai on June current farmers unrest despite the flow of supplies. Special Correspondent State for AYUSH and north age, he said.
7. A final decision on the agit- and protest in Do you mean to say that The government was not In Pune, market commit- Panaji Goa MP Sripad Naik went on Later in the evening, Mr.
ation on June 8 will be taken Maharashtra? Narendra Modi and other prepared for the bumper tee sources that it would take The Congress will write to record last week saying Nilesh Cabral, BJP MLA and
at a State-level conclave to be This is a genuine protest BJP governments, who crop? 72 hours for prices to stabil- the Centre about the con- there is anxiety in the chairman of the State-owned
held in the district. with genuine demands. promised to double the No. The government was, ise; prices in the retail mar- cerns of the Goan people on minds of people over the Goa Tourism Development
Political entities such as The basic demand is of in- farmers income, have still but bureaucrats were not. ket continued to remain 30% the controversial notifica- notification. Corporation Limited, admit-
the Shiv Sena, Raju Shettis creasing their income and not delivered on their The need of the hour is to higher than average with tion banning trade of cattle We are clear that the gov- ted that the beef issue could
Swabhimani Shetkari the perception was that promises? bring drastic changes in onions selling at Rs. 30 a kilo for slaughter, said Goa Con- ernment cant interfere with affect the tourism industry
Sanghatana (both allies of this government will take it We tried our level best to policies. The priorities of and tomato at 60 a kilo. The gress General Secretary and the eating habits of people, and the issue needed to be
the ruling BJP) and the seriously; but in the last increase the productivity development need to Gultekdi market yard repor- spokesperson Yatish Naik. Mr. Naik said. He added that addressed. He, however,
Sambhaji Brigade threw their two-three years, only an- of farmers. In Maha- change. ted arrival of 90% of veget- He was addressing a press the Congress had read re- tried to downplay the issue
weight behind the bandh. ables. The shutdown has conference at the Congress ports that there could be saying the notification was
Nashik witnessed agitations not really affected business. headquarters on Monday. beef shortage if cattle being not aimed at banning beef.
against the BJP government. the shutdown affected milk tainer truck on Sunday night. ketplaces and dairies while Most market committees Mr. Naik asked how the brought from Karnataka was He said he was confident
Nineteen wholesale markets and vegetable supplies. In In Kolhapur district, activists Shiv Sena activists staged a have decided not to join the Chief Minister could plead stopped from entering the that Chief Minister Manohar
in the district were shut. Rahuri, there were reports of of the Swabhimani Paksha at- demonstration along the bandh, said Dilip Khaire, ignorance over the issue State. The government must Parrikar would take care of
In Ahmednagar district, agitators torching a milk con- tempted to shut down mar- Pune-Bengaluru highway. secretary, Pune APMC. when the Union Minister of take steps to avoid this short- the concerns.





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BJP Karnataka spokesperson Divine dream leads man to
retracts statement on beef dig up highway in Telangana
Claims Lord Shiva asked him to retrieve buried linga
4 killed as earth caves in
at construction site He had said eating beef was once common among all, including Brahmins Special Correspondent
Venkat believed Manoj. conducted before the dig-
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Manoj is an ardent de- ging began. Curious villa-
Four workers were killed Staff Reporter Madhusudhan were among In a strange act of blind votee of Lord Shiva and has gers also joined the excava-
when earth caved in at a Bengaluru those who condemned Dr. faith, the main thorough- been getting this dream tion.
construction site at Facing flak from within the Acharyas statements. They fare near Pembarthy village since three years. He asked However, even after dig-
Pangappara here on Monday. party for his remarks on cow said it was not in keeping in Telangana was dug up us to help him dig up the ging 20 feet, they could not
Earth caved in from a height slaughter and beef consump- with the position of the after a man claimed that he spot and construct the find anything. The excava-
of more than 25 feet when tion, BJPs Karnataka spokes- party. BJP spokesperson S. had a dream that there was temple. He used to conduct tion created a traffic jam on
work on a retaining wall was person Vaman Acharya on Suresh Kumar issued a state- a Shiva Linga underground. prayers at this location the national highway and
going on. Monday retracted his state- ment distancing the party Thirty-year-old Lakhan every Monday. As Manoj the police arrived on the
ment and apologised if from Dr. Acharyas Manoj of Gundlagadda in swooned in excitement at scene.
35 key projects launched, people were hurt. comments. Jangaon claimed that Lord this spot we believed him, They stopped the work
says Pinarayi Vijayan At a panel discussion on a Following this, Dr. Shiva appeared in his the sarpanch said. and arrested the persons
KOZHIKODE Kannada news channel, he Acharya said he had op- dream and told him that involved in the work.
Winding up the first said beef consumption was posed neither cow slaughter there was a Shiva Linga in Special prayers West Zone DCP T. Ven-
anniversary celebrations of common among all com- Vaman Acharya C.T. Ravi nor the cattle trade regula- that particular area and With the support of some kanna and Jangaon ACP
the LDF government, Kerala munities, including Brah- tions. that it must be excavated others, Manoj hired an Padmanabha Reddy visited
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan mins, before India turned there is a deep link between nomic perspective. It was my personal stand and a temple needed to be earth mover and started the site and got the pit
said here on Monday that the agrarian. Hindus and cows. But the The remarks had sparked that I tried to explain. But constructed. the excavation work near covered. The arrested per-
government had kick-started He said that even today, agrarian families and cows off opposition from within since people have pointed Strangely, the sarpanch Tangutur on the Hydera- sons were taken to the po-
35 key projects mentioned in many communities in the are deeply linked, he had the party. out that it was contrary to of Jangaon Balne Siddu bad-Warangal road on lice station. Investigation
its poll manifesto and some northeast ate beef. As a sci- said, and added that the cow BJP State general secret- the partys stand, I have re- Lingam and municipal Monday morning. is on. We will register a
of them were progressing entific man, a cow is not go- slaughter issue should be ary C.T. Ravi and former tracted the statement, he vice-chairman Nagarapu Special prayers were case soon, the DCP said.
well. maata to me. I do not feel seen from the socio-eco- spokesperson Go. told The Hindu.

Keralites in West Asia jittery Udupi man

beaten up by
1,420 Nilgiri tahr in Kerala: survey
Expatriates prefer to travel via Doha; many airlines cancel lights cow vigilantes A major part of the habitat of the species has been lost to plantations
S.Anil Radhakrishnan lowing the diplomatic crisis, Bahrain, Yemen, and Egypt. special correspondent RADHAKRISHNAN KUTTOOR areas in a restricted geo-
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM flights to the three interna- Many use Qatar as the gate- Udupi PATHANAMTHITTA graphical region and with
Apprehension prevails tional airports of the State way to reach Saudi Arabia. A person who was trans- The first-ever Statewide pop- specialised habitat require-
among the Kerala diaspora were operated according to Abu Dhabis state-owned porting two cows with ulation estimation of Nilgiri ment is all the more
in West Asia, with several schedule on Monday. Etihad Airways has suspen- valid documents was al- tahrs conducted by the Ker- threatened.
Gulf States, including Saudi The airline conducts daily ded all its flights to and from legedly beaten by four per- ala Forests and Wildlife De-
Arabia and the United Arab flights to the Doha. As a result, those pro- sons belonging to a right partment, using the Threat to habitat
Emirates, severing diplo- Thiruvananthapuram and ceeding via Emirates flights wing vigilante group at Gul- bounded count method, has A major part of the histor-
matic ties with the oil-rich Kozhikode international air- from its hub in Dubai to vady village coming under put the total population of ical range of the tahr has
Qatar. ports and 11 weekly flights to Doha will have to depend on Kota police station limits in the endangered species at been lost to plantations, in-
Non-Resident Keralites the Cochin international air- other airlines. Udupi district on Friday. 1,420, which include 664 at cluding tea.
and their families are pan- port. Sources in the airlines Neelakantha (44) from the Eravikulam National Parts of the remaining
icked as consular ties have Keralites working in Gulf said the impact of the diplo- Holebenolli village near Park in Munnar. grasslands have been
been severed by these coun- states prefer to travel via matic crisis on the aviation Tirthahalli in Shivamogga The survey covered the Endangered species: The survey covered landscapes of Periyar, planted with eucalyptus,
tries, and all land, sea, and Doha, and it is reflected in sector would be felt in the district was transporting landscapes of Periyar, Thiruvananthapuram, Munnar, Parambikkulam, and Silent Valley. wattle and pine. This is espe-
aviation ports to Qatar the flights being operated coming days, and flyers the cows in a vehicle to Thiruvananthapuram, Mun- cially pervasive in the Nil-
closed. from the Hamad interna- would have to skip the Ha- Holebenolli around 5.45 nar, Parambikkulam, and Si- ducted in 2006 had reported Thiruvananthapuram land- giris and Palani forests.
Of the 6.5 lakh Indians tional airport to the State. mad international airport in a.m. when his vehicle was lent Valley. sighting of 998 individuals in scape with territorial and Some plantations have also
working in the gas-rich Doha for proceeding to stopped by the group. A comparison of the 11 populations, with the wildlife divisions and very been established in the ter-
Qatar, 3.5 lakh are from Ker- Uncertainty prevails other Gulf states. In his complaint on present count with earlier largest of 696 in the Eraviku- good tahr habitats has repor- ritorial forest divisions in
ala, and their safety has be- Though sources in the air- The crisis will also be a Monday, Mr. Neelakantha ones shows that there is not lam National Park. ted only 173 animals. Of Kerala posing threats to the
come a concern for their line maintained that flights setback for the Kerala dia- alleged that he was much variation in the States It also reported an estim- these, Varayattumudi shared adjoining tahr habitat, the
families back home as well to Kerala on Tuesday would spora in Qatar that has been dragged out of the vehicle tahr population. However, ated population of 1,244 an- 93 individuals and Sarkkar- report said.
as the State government. be operated as per schedule, growing noticeably in the by Srinath Shetty, a youth there were a number of loca- imals in different locations motta and Varayadumotta The population estima-
Though Qatar Airways, uncertainty prevails over the wake of the booming con- in the group, and attacked tions where there was no from direct observations and have about 80 individuals. tion was carried out by a
the state-owned flag carrier travel of Keralites to Gulf struction sector as part of with iron rods, while the sighting of the animal this the department estimation Experts say the Nilgiri technical committee chaired
of the Emirate, has cancelled states such as the United the build-up to the FIFA others thrashed and time. figures in 2015. tahr being confined to a nar- by P.S. Easa, member of the
its flights to Saudi Arabia fol- Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, World Cup 2022. threatened him. A Statewide survey con- In the latest survey, the row belt of higher elevation National Board for Wildlife.




Horse goes berserk, Bengali not compulsory Weather Watch
Rainfall, temperature & air quality in select metros yesterday

crashes into car in Darjeeling: Mamata

Intense heat blamed for aggression
Accuses Gorkha leadership of spreading lies
Heat wave sweeps
Punjab, Haryana Special Correspondent GTA) are around the corner.
CHANDIGARH Kolkata She also said that a special
Amritsar recorded a The West Bengal govern- audit of the GTA needed to
temperature of 46 degrees ment has no plans to make be carried and those guilty
Celsius on Monday, the Bengali a compulsory lan- of corruption would not be
highest in Punjab and guage in Darjeelings spared.
Haryana, States which are schools, Chief Minister Raking up the murder
reeling under an intense heat Mamata Banerjee said on case of Madan Tamang, a
wave. Chandigarh baked at Monday. prominent leader in Darjeel-
43 degrees Celsius. , The announcement came ing who was hacked to death
In Haryana, Hisar was the in the wake of protests held in 2010, Ms. Banerjee said
hottest place recording 44.2 by the Gorkha Janmukti West Bengal Chief Minister the accused were threaten-
degrees. - PTI Morcha (GJM), alleging that Mamata Banerjee FILE PHOTO * ing her.
the government was trying Those who have the
Village head shot to impose Bengali on the threats and overthrew 34 murder case of the Madan
Temperature Data: IMD, Pollution Data: CPCB, Map: Skymet
dead in UP Nepali-speaking population years of the CPI(M) rule, Tamang pending against
SONBHADRA in the Hills. she said. them have the audacity to Forecast for Tuesday: Thunderstorm accompanied with squall/
Unidentified assailants shot Speaking at a rally in Dar- On June 1 and 2, the GJM threaten me, Ms. Banerjee hailgusty winds likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir,
dead a village head in Naxal-
Wrong turf: The horse smashed through the windscreen of jeelings Mirik, Ms. Banerjee, observed a strike of educa- said. Punjab, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Bihar.
affected Kanhaura village
a car in Jaipur on Sunday. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
however, said the language tional institutions in the Hills Senior GJM leaders in- Heat wave conditions likely at isolated places over east Madhya
here, police said on Monday. would be optional in the over the governments de- cluding GJM president Bimal Pradesh. Heavy rain likely at isolated places over coastal
Special Correspondent effort. Hills. She also accused the cision to make Bengali a Gurung are facing charges Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Village head Ramesh Maurya JAIPUR
was called outside his house
Car driver Pankaj Joshi GJM of spreading lies and in- compulsory subject in all in the murder case. Mr. city rain max min city rain max min
by the assailants and was
A tonga-pulling horse went suffered injuries on both citing enmity between two schools of the State. Gurung, however, was gran- Agartala................. .... 33.0.... 26.0 Kozhikode ...........10.6.... 32.2.... 25.0
berserk on Sunday, appar- his arms and was dis- Ahmedabad............ .... 41.0.... 29.0 Kurnool ................... .... 40.0.... 28.6
fired upon on Sunday night. communities on the basis of The Chief Minister further ted bail by the Calcutta High Aizawl ................... .... 28.0.... 12.0 Lucknow.................. .... 43.0.... 30.0
The post-mortem has been
ently due to the blistering charged after being admin- language. accused the GJM of indul- Court. Meanwhile, the Chief Allahabad .............. .... 47.0.... 30.5 Madurai................... .... 41.0.... 28.0
conducted and the body
heat, and crashed into a istered first aid. They [GJM] are threaten- ging in politics as the elec- Minister is all set to hold a Bengaluru .............. .... 32.0.... 21.0 Mangaluru............... .... 32.0.... 24.0
handed over to family
car through the wind- ing me-someone who has tions to the GorkhalandTer- Cabinet meeting in the Hills Bhopal................... .... 27.0.... 20.0 Mumbai................... .... 34.0.... 28.0
Bhubaneswar ......... .... 42.0.... 28.0 Mysuru.................... .... 32.0.... 20.0
members. - PTI
screen, in the Civil Lines Injuries not serious never been cowed down by ritorial Administration ( on June 8. Chandigarh ............ .... 42.0.... 29.0 New Delhi ............... .... 44.6.... 33.6
area here, injuring itself The horse is recuperating Chennai ................. .... 40.0.... 31.0 Patna ...................... .... 33.4.... 28.5
and the car driver. Passers- and veterinarians said its Coimbatore............ .... 35.0.... 25.0 Port Blair ................ .... 30.0.... 24.0
Girls body found in well
in Rajasthan
by and policemen had a
difficult time getting the
animal out of the car.
injuries were not very
Mr. Joshi, who owns an
Manipur to give security to Dehradun............... .... 39.0.... 25.7
Gangtok................. .... 23.0.... 16.0
Goa ....................... .... 32.0.... 25.0
Guwahati ............... .... 34.0.... 24.0
Puducherry.............. .... 39.0.... 28.0
Pune ....................... .... 36.0.... 24.0
Raipur ..................... .... 42.0.... 30.0
Ranchi..................... .... 41.0.... 27.0
The body of a girl was found
in a well in Nasirabad town of
Ajmer district on Monday.
The incident took place
in the afternoon when the
temperature in the Pink
event management firm,
said he had just started his
car near the Jaipur Club in
parents of road rage victim Hubballi................. .... 30.0.... 23.0
Hyderabad ............. .... 39.1.... 27.3
Imphal................... .... 27.0.... 20.0
Jaipur .................... .... 45.0.... 33.0
Shillong................... .... 25.0.... 16.0
Shimla..................... .... 29.6.... 20.7
Srinagar .................. .... 32.0.... 15.0
Trivandrum .........25.6.... 31.1.... 23.4
The body was spotted by City was hovering around the Civil Lines area when Kochi.................13.4.... 30.4.... 24.8 Tiruchi .................... .... 40.0.... 29.0
locals in the morning 43 degrees Celsius. Police he heard a loud sound of The incident involved son of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh Kohima.................. .... 24.0.... 16.0
Kolkata.................. .... 38.0.... 30.0
Vijayawada .............. .... 43.5.... 30.3
Visakhapatnam ..........9.... 34.8.... 27.6
following which it was taken said the horse was tied to breaking glass.
to a local hospital for post- the roadside by the tonga The next moment, I Special Correspondent provide round the clock se- On May 29, the apex court Particulate matter in the air you are breathing Yesterday
mortem, police said. owner with a packet of found myself stuck inside New Delhi curity to Irom Chitra Devi asked the Centre to consider CITIES SO2 NO2 CO PM2.5 PM10 CODE
Ahmedabad......... .... ..... ........... .............. In observation made at
The girl, identified as fodder. the car with a horse next to The Centre on Monday in- and Irom Lokendra Singh. giving security cover to the Bengaluru ........... ....4....23..33...... 29 ....... ......* 4.00 p.m., Mandi
Khushbu Raigar (19), had According to eyewitness me, he said. formed the Supreme Court Advocate Utsav Singh parents of the youth. Chennai .............. ..16....29..31.... 199 ....... ......* Gobindgarh, Punjab,
recorded an overall air
been missing from her home accounts, the furious horse Veterinary physician that the parents of a youth, Bains was appearing for the The Manipur government Delhi................... ..17..130..88.... 152 ...400 ......* quality index (AQI) score
since Sunday night. - PTI broke its harness and Arvind Mathur told The who was killed in a road rage parents of the victim. had told the court that it Hyderabad .......... ..64....26..13...... 64 .....99 ......* of 344 indicating an
Kolkata ............... ..21....28..33........ .....76 ......* unhealthy level of
jumped onto the car com- Hindu that the high tem- in 2011 in Manipur involving does not have any problem Lucknow ............. ....7....12..41.... 331 ....... ......* pollution.
In contrast, Tirupati
Man shot dead in ing in the opposite direc- perature must have caused the son of Chief Minister N. Allegation denied in providing security to the Mumbai .............. ..12....24..32...... 43 .....70 ......* recorded a healthy AQI
Haryana tion, as people ran to the aggression. Biren Singh, will be provided In an affidavit filed before parents of the youth who Pune ................... ..11....26..70...... 27 .....31 ......* score of 47
Vishakhapatnam.. ..22....34..35...... 90 .....86 ......*
CHANDIGARH safety. Animals usually show security by the State govern- the apex court, Manipur have alleged that they feared
A 25-year-old man was shot behavioural changes when ment. Chief Secretary O Nabakis- for their lives. Air Quality Code: * Poor * Moderate * Good
Stuck for 10 minutes they dont get sufficient The Manipur government hore Singh denied the alleg- Meetai, the Chief Minis- SO2: Sulphur Dioxide. Short-term exposure can harm the respiratory system,
dead by two motorcycle- making breathing difficult. It can affect visibility by reacting with other air
borne men in Jind city on The animal mounted the water in summer... They assured the court that the ation that at the instance of ters son, has been awarded particles to form haze and stain culturally important objects such as statues
Monday, police said. cars bonnet and crashed feel uneasy in the heat and parents of victim Irom Roger the Chief Minister, the ad- a five-year jail term under and monuments.
into the wind shield. It re- are driven to panic, he would be provided round- ministration, including the Section 304 (culpable hom- NO2: Nitrogen Dioxide. Aggravates respiratory illness, causes haze to form by
The victim, identified as
reacting with other air particles, causes acid rain, pollutes coastal waters.
Anand, was standing outside mained stuck for about 10 said. the-clock security by the Ma- police, was obstructing the icide not amounting to CO: Carbon monoxide. High concentration in air reduces oxygen supply to
a private hospital along with minutes before the people Photos and videos of the nipur Rifles. parents from approaching murder) of the IPC for firing critical organs like the heart and brain. At very high levels, it can cause
an acquaintance. dragged it out and rescued the horse stuck in the car Additional Solicitor Gen- the high court to challenge at Roger on March 20, 2011, dizziness, confusion, unconsciousness and even death.
the car driver. Policemen and being pulled out were eral Maninder Singh told a the conviction of Ajay Meetai and killing him. The incident PM2.5 & PM10: Particulate matter pollution can cause irritation of the eyes,
The two unidentified men nose and throat, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath, reduced
arrived at the spot and and Forest Department of- widely circulated on the bench of Justice Deepak for a lesser offence of culp- had occurred after Roger lung function, irregular heartbeat, asthma attacks, heart attacks and
opened fire on him, SHO Jind, ficials joined in the rescue social media. Gupta that orders had able homicide not amount- had allegedly not allowed premature death in people with heart or lung disease
Simarjeet Singh said.- PTI already been issued to ing to murder. Meetai to overtake him. (Individual pollutant data for various cities are averages for the previous day)







22 killed in Bareilly accident India successfully ires
Bus catches ire after ramming truck; victims to be identifed through DNA test
Staff Reporter
heaviest launch vehicle
Nitish slams new cattle At least 22 people were GSLV MkIII places heaviest satellite GSAT-19 into orbit
trade rules burnt to death and more
PATNA than a dozen seriously in- T.K. Rohit
Terming the Centres jured when a U.P. State SRIHARIKOTA
notification of tougher rules transport bus collided with a India on Monday
for sale of cattle for truck and caught fire in leapfrogged into a select
slaughter as ridiculous, Chief Bareilly on Sunday night. group of nations having their
Minister Nitish Kumar on The bus of the Uttar Pra- own indigenous cryogenic
Monday asked all gau desh State Road Transport engine technology, when the
rakshaks to open special cow Corporation carrying 41 pas- Indian Space Research Or-
shelters first for abandoned sengers, started from Delhi ganisation (ISRO) success-
cows and bulls. and was on its way to Gonda fully launched its heaviest
when the accident occurred launch vehicle, GSLV MkIII-
Coast Guard rescues 6 near Invertis University in D1, and placed the countrys
fishermen off Odisha the Bithari Chainpur police heaviest satellite till date,
BHUBANESWAR station limits on Sunday GSAT-19, into a precise orbit.
The Coast Guard rescued six night. The authorities have The rocket lifted off from
fishermen from a partially- not been able to identify any the second launch pad into
sunken boat in deep sea off of the bodies. clear blue skies at 5.28 p.m.,
Paradip coast in Odisha on and soared above the moon
Monday, sources said. Heart-rending, says PM which was rising in the even-
Fisherman Rama Rao, 45, was Prime Minister Narendrra ing, leaving a plume of
swept away by a strong wave, Modi expressed his condol- Mayhem at midnight: A bus catches ire after colliding with a truck on National Highway 24 in smoke, a bright orange light
the survivors said. PTI ences and tweeted: The bus Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday night. PTI * shining below the rocket as
accident in Bareilly is heart- the cryogenic engine fired
LEDs to light streets of rending. I condole the loss of were sleeping and were a.m. on Monday. The bod- Mr. Modi announced a up and took the rocket on its
A.P. village panchayats lives. I pray that those in- burnt to death. Some pas- ies are badly burnt. It is not compensation of 2 lakh intended path.
VIJAYAWADA jured recover at the earliest. sengers broke the windows possible even to make out from the Prime Ministers The GSAT-19, a commu-
Around 10 lakh conventional According to eyewit- and jumped out. Fire the gender of the victims. National Relief Fund to the nication satellite, expected
streetlights in village nesses, the bus was running tenders reached the spot They will be identified next of kin of the deceased to enhance Indias commu-
panchayats in Andhra Pradesh on the wrong side of the and controlled the fire but to through DNA tests, he said. and 50,000 for the injured. nication infrastructure, was
will be replaced with LED road when it collided with no avail. Senior Superintendent of Chief Minister Yogi placed into a Geosynchron-
lamps, under a Central the truck after which the Dr. Shailesh Ranjan of the the Police Jogendar Kumar Adityanath also announced ous Transfer Orbit (GTO), 16
project. It will save close to diesel tank of the bus burst. Bareilly district hospital told told The Hindu, The injured an ex gratia of 2 lakh to the minutes after launch, with a
147 million units of electricity The bus caught fire immedi- the media that the hospital have been admitted to a kin of deceased and 50,000 perigee (closest point to
annually, a release said. ately. Most of the passengers received 22 bodies at 5:45 local hospital. for the injured. Earth) 170 km and apogee
(farthest point from Earth)
35,975 km. It will take about

Indias biodiversity riches IMD to give malaria, two to three weeks to be

placed in its intended orbit.
The satellite weighs 3,136
New horizons: The GSLV MkIII being launched from Sriharikota
in Andhra Pradesh on Monday. S.R. RAGHUNATHAN

jump up by 499 species chikungunya alerts kg. This successful launch

will enable India to launch 4-
tonne class satellites from In-
adding that despite limited
resources, it is a marvel
ject director, said.
The successful launch of
dia. These were earlier that we were able to achieve the GSLV MkIII- D1 also
Himalayas, Northeast and Western Ghats yield the most 15-day advance warning linked to rain launched from launch pads this. opens up business oppor-
abroad. When the indigenous tunities for ISRO. Definitely
Shiv Sahay Singh Till last year, India was Jacob Koshy casts, using supercom- The cryogenic engine, cryogenic engine started fir- the credibility of the system
home to 97,514 species of an- NEW DELHI puters) for generating this which ignited roughly about ing, the mood at Mission goes up and customers will
On World Environment Day, imals. The India Meteorological information. 5 minutes after lift-off, and Control was upbeat, Mr. have greater confidence,
India has 499 reasons to Department (IMD) is work- was firing for 640 seconds, Kiran Kumar said. He said Mr. Kiran Kumar said,
cheer: 313 species of animal Updated list ing on a forecasting system Increased variation was a culmination of large the engine was being tested adding that it would reduce
and 186 of plants have been A lot of species in different to give 15-day warnings on Speaking on the sidelines of amounts of work done over and perfected since Decem- insurance premiums. As far
discovered from various groups have been updated the likelihood of a malaria a function marking World decades, A.S. Kiran Kumar, ber 2014. as Mk III is concerned, we
areas of the country last during the past one year. In- or chikungunya outbreak, Environment Day, Mr. Chairman, ISRO, told a press More than 199 tests were are planning two launches
year. dia is one of the 17 mega- over different regions. Ramesh said average Indian conference after the launch. done since December 2014. every year, he said.
Animal Discoveries 2016, diversity countries and it IMD Director-General K.J. temperatures had risen 0.86 The entire team was confid-
New Species and Records, has about 6.42 per cent of Ramesh said such a service C since 1901. But the average Russian design ent, the Chairman said, More in the pipeline
brought out by the Zoolo- Floral ind: Corynandra the global fauna, Mr. was part of a larger initiative annual rainfall (about 120 ISRO has been trying to mas- however adding that there Two launches are coming
gical Survey of India on elegans, discovered from Sakar Chandra said. by the department to cm) hadnt changed much. ter development of an indi- were some butterflies in the up, which will however, hap-
Monday, and Plant Discover- in Ratnagiri district of Plant Discoveries 2016 provide custom, weather-re- This rain was now being genous cryogenic for dec- stomach. pen from Ariane in French
ies 2016, by the Botanical Maharashtra. SPECIAL *
says that along with 186 new lated information to cope distributed over fewer days. ades and has used Guiana. The first one sched-
Survey of India, bring the ARRANGEMENT species, scientists have dis- with challenges of a global Also places that were once indigenous cryogenic en- Business opportunities uled for June 28, will be the
glad tidings. covered seven new genera, warming and its associated relatively drier are wetter gines on earlier GSLV flights The GSAT-19 carries a Ka/Ku- GSAT 18, a 3.3 tonne satel-
ZSI Director Kailash four subspecies and nine impact of weather. Extreme and more humid [engender- but modelled mainly on Rus- band high throughput com- lite, and the second one will
Wide variety Chandra said most of the new varieties from India, rainfall events were on the ing conditions for water-log- sian design. munication transponders. It be a 5.8 tonne satellite.
Of the new animal species, new species were from the taking the number to 206. rise, said Mr. Ramesh and ging and mosquito breed- On this GSLV, no techno- also carries a Geostationary Work is on to launch two
258 are invertebrates and 55 four biological hotspots of The publication lists 113 this could also mean more ing] and our attempt is to logical element was bor- Radiation Spectrometer approved missions Aditya-
vertebrates. As many as 97 the country the Him- new records from India. instances of humid condi- give advance warnings to rowed or adapted from any (GRASP) payload to monitor L1 and Chandrayaan-II in
species of insects, 27 of fish, alayas, the Northeast, the The geographical distri- tions and waterlogging that better prepare for out- other space organisation, and study the nature of the next two years, Mr. Kiran
12 species of amphibians, 10 Western Ghats and the An- bution of the new plant spe- could precipitate vector- breaks, he added. Somanath S., Director, Li- charged particles and the in- Kumar said. Chandrayaan
of Platyhelminthes, nine of daman and Nicobar Islands. cies reveals that most discov- borne disease outbreaks. The IMDs National Cli- quid Propulsion Systems fluence of space radiation on will be [launched] in the first
Crustacea and six of reptiles Animal Discoveries 2016 eries were made in the We have teamed up with mate Centre in Pune, tradi- Centre (LPSC), ISRO, said. satellites and their electronic quarter of next year, and
have been discovered and says that for the first time, Western Ghats (17%), fol- the Medical Council of India tionally tasked with fore- The cryo stage is a com- components, according to Aditya around 2018-19.
described by the scientists. the number of animal spe- lowed by the Eastern Him- and the Red Cross Society, casting the monsoon and plex technology. We were ISRO. The spacecraft will The Aditya-L1 will be placed
There are 61 species of cies in the country, includ- alayas (15%), the Western Hi- Mr. Ramesh told The Hindu, documenting monsoon-re- making it for the first time; open up a lot of new vistas in the halo orbit around the
moths and butterflies (order ing protozoa, has crossed malayas (13%), the Eastern and are customising our lated statistics, was being re- we faced no serious test fail- in the field of Internet con- Lagrangian point of the
Lepidoptera) and 38 of one lakh 1,00,693 is the Ghats (12%) and the west dynamical model (that sim- organised to provide such ures or problems. That is a nectivity, broadband con- Sun-Earth system, according
beetles (Coloeptera). exact count. coast (8%). ulates weather and fore- climate services. world record, he said, nectivity, P.K. Gupta, pro- to ISRO.

RedInk award for Vinod Dua

Special Correspondent The RedInk Award for the
CHENNAI Journalist of the Year 2017
Maharashtra Chief Minister will be presented to Raj
Devendra Fadnavis will Kamal Jha, Chief Editor, In-
present the RedInk Award dian Express.
for Lifetime Achievement in Star India is the Present-
Journalism for 2017 to vet- ing Partner for the Mumbai
eran journalist Vinod Dua Press Club RedInk Awards.
on June 7 in Mumbai. The Hindu Group and Face-
The award, a part of the book are the media part-
National RedInk Awards for ners. Vinod Mehta, Kuldip
Excellence in Journalism, Nayar, N. Ram, Mrinal
and instituted by the Mum- Pande, Prannoy Roy and
bai Press Club, will be T.N. Ninan have received the
presented at a ceremony in RedInk Award for Lifetime
Jamshed Bhaba Hall, NCPA. Achievement in the past.




The case for a rate cut

If the RBI wishes to do its bit to boost growth, it must keep its inlation target lexible
need to do. prices may harden. Allowances
This is not quite true. Even if prescribed by the last Pay Commis-

Diplomatic mayhem growth were recovering, it would

be below the output potential of
the economy. We need to aim for
sion could cause the inlation rate
to edge up. And so on.
For a government that is keen to
The Saudi-led bid to isolate Qatar could have higher growth. The case for the RBI push growth, the RBIs position
far-reaching economic-political consequences to cut interest rates in order to sup- does present a problem. A cut in
t.t. ram mohan
port growth does not go away. the policy rate would help repair

he dramatic decision by Saudi Arabia, the United But growth is not the primary the balance sheets of banks and
id demonetisation impact mandate of the RBI today. The corporates and reverse the fall in

Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen to sus-

pend diplomatic ties with Qatar could have far- the economy badly? Observ- primary mandate is keeping inla- the investment rate. It would fur-
ers have been awaiting the tion within a targeted band of 4% ther boost consumption. By check-
reaching economic and geopolitical consequences.
growth igures for the full year, plus or minus 2%. The MPCs inter- ing the appreciation of the rupee
Tensions were brewing within the Gulf Cooperation 2016-17, for a clear answer to the pretation of this mandate has we have seen over the past year, it
Council for the past six years ever since Qatar started question. Well, the igures are out evolved. To start with, the MPC would give a illip to exports.
actively supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, a political now. But the answer is not as clear suggested that it only needed to en-
Islamist movement that the Saudis and their close allies as some would like to believe. ted in aggregate growth but it is re- these larger factors. sure that inlation stayed with the Rupee not a worry
see as a threat to stability in West Asia. In 2014, Saudi Ar- Demonetisation happened on lected in particular sectors that overall band. In February 2017, the Until December 2016, when the
abia, the UAE and Bahrain had temporarily withdrawn November 8, 2016. Observers had bore the brunt of demonetisation. Reserve Bank vs CEA MPC made a signiicant shift: it sig- U.S. Federal Reserve announced
said its efects would be relected in Manufacturing slowed down from So much for the impact of demon- nalled that its inlation target was the irst of many interest rate in-
their ambassadors from Qatar over this. But a suspen-
the igures for growth in the third 8.2% in Q3 to 5.3% in Q4. The etisation. The fact remains that 4%. Where do we stand in relation creases expected in a tightening
sion of diplomatic ties as well as air and sea travel to and quarter of the year (October- growth rate in construction over growth has decelerated over the to this target? cycle, the concern was that any
from Qatar is unprecedented. Saudi Arabia, the UAE December). They were proved the two quarters changed from past year. The policy question is: In his VKRV Rao memorial lec- rate cut by RBI would lower the dif-
and Bahrain on Monday asked Qatari diplomats to leave wrong. Growth held up quite well 3.4% to minus 3.7%. Segments of how should the Reserve Bank of In- ture last month, Mr. Subramanian ference in yields on the rupee and
their countries within 48 hours and Qatari citizens in Q3 compared to that in the previ- the services sector also slowed dia (RBI) respond? Chief Economic argued that the economy has the dollar, cause an exodus of
within 14 days. Saudi Arabia blames Qatar for harbour- ous quarter. down sharply in Q4. The services Adviser (CEA) Arvind Sub- over-achieved on inlation. Con- funds from the Indian markets,
ing a multitude of terrorist and sectarian groups that Hold on, critics of demonetisa- sector as a whole was rescued by ramanian and the RBI difer on this sumer Price Index (CPI) inlation is and lead to a destabilising fall in
tion said, you will see the efect an acceleration in public adminis- all-important question. well below the RBIs medium tar- the rupee exchange rate. This is
aim to create instability in the region. But such allega-
with a lag in the fourth quarter. It tration, defence and other ser- Mr. Subramanian noted in an get. True core inlation, that is, not such a concern today when for-
tions can be raised against most Gulf countries. It is an would appear they have been vices. article last month that since the inlation minus food, fuel and eign inlows remain strong and the
open secret that both Saudi Arabia and Qatar back their proved right. Growth, measured The diiculty is in disentangling middle of last year (2016) there has transport services, has been falling problem we have is of rupee appre-
proxy militant groups throughout West Asia. Take the by Gross Value Added (GVA), did the efect of demonetisation from been a noticeable deceleration in for the past several months. ciation.
case of Syria, where the Saudis back Salai groups such slow down from 6.7% in Q3 to that of other factors. Merely be- manufacturing activity. He went The central bank, however, is Whichever way you look at it,
as Ahrar al-Sham, while the Qataris bankroll the armed 5.6% in Q4. But if demonetisation cause growth in FY 2016-17 is lower on to argue that there is a strong guided, not by past inlation, but the Indian economy could use a
wing of the Muslim Brotherhood. Both share the same did impact the economy, growth than in 2015-16 or because there case for broad macro policy sup- by inlation expected in the future. rate cut today. However, the RBIs
for the year as a whole should have was a deceleration in Q4 of 2016-17 port, including monetary policy In its monetary policy report of commitment to an inlation target
goal: to overthrow the regime of Bashar al-Assad. In Ye-
been lower than forecast before relative to Q3, we cannot conclude support, to reinvigorate the eco- April 2017, the RBI noted that of 4% renders a rate cut diicult. If
men, Qatar is part of the Saudi-led coalition that has demonetisation. that demonetisation is primarily nomy.(Mint, May 25, 2017.) core inlation (CPI inlation the RBI wishes to do its bit to boost
been bombing the country for over two years. responsible. That is not the line that the RBI minus food and fuel) was sticky. growth, there is only one way out.
It is not immediately clear what drove Riyadh to take Check the timeline In 2015-16, the Indian economy has been taking. The minutes of The RBI said it expected inlation to It must avail of the lexibility it has
this extreme step. Emboldened by President Donald This has not happened. Growth in reaped the beneits of a sharp drop the Monetary Policy Committee average 4.5% in the irst half and 5% been provided under the inlation
Trumps open embrace and anti-Iran agenda, the king- GVA for the year as a whole, at in oil prices and the boost to con- (MPC) meeting of April 20 noted in the second half of 2017-18. mandate. It must return to its initial
dom could be making a renewed attempt to rally Sunni 6.6%, is in line with estimates prior sumption it gave. The Economic that growth in GVA was poised to There is every prospect that in- commitment to the inlation band
to demonetisation. Growth in GDP, Survey of 2014-15 had estimated the rise to 7.4% in 2017-18 from the then lation in 2017-18 will be within the of 4% plus or minus 2% instead of
countries under its leadership against Tehran. Qatar
which is GVA plus net taxes, came potential gain for the next year at 2 estimated level of 6.7% in 2016-17. RBIs 4% target. However, if the RBI being ixated on a 4% target. The al-
has historically played of both sides of the Saudi-Iran in at 7.1% for 2016-17. This is what percentage points of GDP. This Further, in its monetary policy re- does not want to take chances, it ternative would be to squander a
rivalry. Even as it joined the occasional GCC outbursts the Central Statistics Oice (CSO) gain was absent in 2016-17 when oil port, the RBI noted that manufac- can cite several factors that could great opportunity for stepping up
against Tehran, it maintained sound economic and dip- had forecast even before the im- prices stabilised or even rose turing activity had gained mo- cause the 4% inlation target to be growth.
lomatic ties. Qatars ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al pact of demonetisation became slightly. Private investment has mentum in the second half of breached. GST might impact the
Thani, who had a phone conversation with Irans Pres- known. continued to decelerate. 2016-17. The RBI seemed to be say- price level adversely. The climatic
ident Hassan Rouhani last week, is reportedly critical of Some argue that the impact of The fall in GDP growth from 8% ing: growth is recovering of its own factor known as El Nio could dis- T.T. Ram Mohan is a professor at IIM
demonetisation may not be relec- in 2015-16 to 7.1% in 2016-17 relects accord, there isnt much that we rupt food output. Commodity Ahmedabad. E-mail:
the Saudi-led eforts to drive up an anti-Iran agenda. It is
to be seen whether Saudi Arabia has overplayed its
hand. If Qatar continues to resist the GCC line, it could
trigger a wider crisis in the region. Qatar is an economic
powerhouse in the Gulf and hosts the headquarters of
the U.S. militarys Central Command. The air war com-
Finessing data collection
mand for the U.S.-led ight against the Islamic State in Despite availability of employment statistics, data gaps need to be plugged
Iraq and Syria is also in Qatar. So any prolonged attempt working and living conditions, the lect additional and improved in- expected to develop their own sys-
to isolate the country would not only have economic need to reduce the time lag formation on labour force. tem of work statistics keeping in
consequences oil prices luctuated soon after the de- between the survey and release of mind its various uses and a na-
cision was announced but also complicate the ight data and the need to conduct The ILO resolution tional data collection strategy. As
against the IS yet more. What West Asia requires is a short-term surveys for quick as- The task force should also take stated in the resolution, labour
united front against terror and lowering of Saudi-Iran sessment of the impact of diferent note of the Resolution by ILO force surveys will be the main
indira hirway policies on employment. A few (2013) on Statistics of Work, Em- source of data for implementing
tensions. Opening new fronts in the rivalry will only
data gaps need to be illed in, such

ployment and Labour Underutil- the resolution. They will focus on

destabilise the region further. as the absence of data on district- isation which intends to set new employment and, where relevant,

he government has recently level employment for decentral- standards for work statistics to own use production of goods.
set up a task force headed by ised planning, data on circular mi- guide countries in updating and in- Some countries may also include
Maha farm crisis the Vice-Chairman, NITI
Aayog to recommend a methodo-
grant workers; the working and liv-
ing conditions of women labour.
tegrating their existing statistical
programmes in the ield. It deines
unpaid trainee work. Statistics on
other forms of work will be collec-
Reforms that de-risk agriculture are required logy to generate timely and reliable There are two more areas of em- work as any activity performed ted periodically, either as add-on
employment data. ployment statistics that need the net all work performed by people. by persons of any sex and age to modules to a labour force survey or
for a long-term solution to agrarian distress India already has several glob- attention of the task force. They also throw additional light on produce goods or to provide ser- as part of a stand-alone, special
ally respected sources of employ- the characteristics of the work- vices for use by others or for own purpose survey, including a time

strike by farmers in Maharashtra continues to af-
ment statistics, which include em- Complementing surveys force-labour force that is not feas- use (this deinition is consistent use survey. A TUS is expected to
fect normal life, despite the State governments ployment and unemployment Time-use surveys (TUS) to comple- ible under labour force surveys. with the concept of General Pro- supplement the labour force data
announcement of an end to the strike last week. surveys (EUS) conducted by the ment labour force surveys: It is This includes the scattered nature duction Boundary under the Sys- to implement the resolution.
The farmers, whose demands include full waiver of National Sample Survey Oice now well accepted that TUS com- of work mainly of informal work- tem of National Accounts). Under Again, a national TUS will have to
farm loans, hikes in the minimum support price for ag- (NSSO) till 2011-12 at an interval of plement the labour force survey in ers, multiple jobs performed by the resolution, there are ive distin- be conducted periodically using
ricultural produce and writing of of pending electricity ive years and annually with a thin two major ways. First, they can re- workers; the time spent on work in guished forms of work. The resolu- sound methods and concepts to
bills, have been on an indeinite strike since June 1. As sample; annual and sub-annual duce, if not eliminate, underestim- hours and minutes (useful in estim- tion has also presented a new la- complement the modiied labour
EUS by the Labour Bureau since ation of the workforce/labour ating underemployment); and bour force status classiication, force survey to implement the res-
the strike nears the end of its irst week, prices of essen-
2011-12; the Census of India con- force, which is known to be a major measuring time stress experienced which includes persons in employ- olution.
tial goods such as milk, fruits and vegetables have risen ducted every 10 years; an Eco- weakness of our employment stat- by workers as relected in their ment, persons in unemployment Finally, the task force should re-
steeply, causing distress to consumers. Some farmer nomic Census conducted for agri- istics. This is because TUS, which total time spent on work as well as and persons outside the labour commend modiications in a man-
groups agreed to call of their strike after Chief Minister cultural (excluding crop collect comprehensive informa- the time spent on simultaneous force all deined slightly difer- ner that comparability with old
Devendra Fadnavis promised that his government production and plantation) or non- tion on how people spend their activities. Our study that has com- ently than earlier. In addition, and new data is maintained the
would waive farm loans of small and marginal farmers agricultural sectors at intervals; time on diferent activities without pared in details the NSSO (1999- there is a brand new concept of la- new data should not be used to
worth about 30,000 crore, increase power subsidies, and other administrative data. missing any activity, are likely to 00) and TUS data (1998-99) on the bour underutilisation, which in- hide the declining rate of growth of
However, with the changing times, capture even scattered, sporadic workforce has shown that a TUS cludes time-related underemploy- employment of recent times. Un-
hike the price for milk procurement, and also set up a
new challenges need to be and irregular informal work of provides valuable additional in- ment, unemployment relecting an less policymakers know what is
State commission to look into the matter of raising the addressed. people. Also, under-reporting of formation on the labour force in In- active job search by persons not in really happening, they will not be
MSP for crops. He also promised that buying agricul- workers due to the biases of invest- dia. employment, and potential labour able to design correct policies.
tural produce below their MSP would soon be made a Filling in data gaps igators or of respondents is not The working group set up for the force, i.e. persons not in employ-
criminal ofence. Other farmer groups, meanwhile, These include the need to collect likely to get in in this system of data 68th EUS has already decided that ment but who are willing to work Indira Hirway is Professor of Economics
have stuck to their demand for a complete farm loan detailed information on informal collection. In addition, data on a TUS should be conducted after an under speciic conditions. and Director, Centre For Development
waiver and continued with their protest. It is notable workers their earnings, and their simultaneous activities are likely to EUS in a staggered manner to col- All countries including India are Alternatives, Ahmedabad

that the protests have come soon after the Uttar Pra-
desh government waived farm loans earlier this year,
setting of similar demands in other States. Yet, while
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters emailed to must carry the full postal address and the full name or the name with initials.

Maharashtras farmers have caught the attention of the

Women in combat as many of us wouldnt have Milk impure Fizzling out excellence and quality to explain what average
government, the focus on quick ixes has pushed aside The Armys move to recruit crossed our childhood The article on the The political hullabaloo over education and where clause in an insurance
the real structural issues behind the crisis. women to combat positions without them. If the media adulteration of milk (Being the use of electronic voting many a bureaucrat and contract is. In the good old
At the root of the crisis is the steep fall in the prices of will open up new vistas for does its research, it will ind page The milk you drink machines amounted to diplomat came from is now days, the marks one scored
agricultural goods. The price slump, signiicantly, has them. Indian women are innumerable stories: of an could be laced with nothing in the end. The in the news due to its were directly proportional
come against the backdrop of a good monsoon that led sure to surmount initial infant in the family which detergents, June 4) is a Election Commission of incompetent State toppers. to the intelligence of the
to a bumper crop. The production of tur dal, for in- hiccups, if any, and excel in grew up on cow or bufalo matter of concern. One only India has exposed the rank This shows the deep student. These days they are
their new and formidable milk as its mother was too hopes that the random milk cowardice of the Opposition maladministration and inversely related. A student
stance, increased ive-fold from last year to over 20 lakh assignments. With more sick or malnourished to feed samples tested in Delhi did parties which did not have mismanagement in schools scoring 50 marks or less
tonnes in 2016-17. Irrespective of price luctuations, women joining the Army in the child or of a sick not include samples any courage to meet the and the quality of means that he/she has tried
MSPs are supposed to enable farmers to sell their pro- multiple ields, there will be grandparent who managed supplied by government-run challenge posed by the ECI education. to understand the basic
duce at remunerative prices. But procurement of crops a welcome cessation of the to survive by depending on dairies. Milk remains the to prove that EVMs can be Arvind Mishra concept, now considered a
gender barrier and cows milk. And then there most vital nutritional food of tampered with. Darbhanga, Bihar crime in present-day
at MSP by the government has traditionally been low for
most crops, except a few staples such as rice and wheat. attendant mental blocks. I are the bulls that help a the nation, especially for The parties which have been education. Education
envision the day when a farmer till the land, haul growing children, and there defeated at the hustings Tamil Nadus toppers are should instil discipline and
This has forced distressed farmers to sell their produce
bold and accomplished loads and help a family raise can be no compromise on its should now analyse the no better than their Bihar humaneness in students
at much lower prices, adding to their debt burden. Not woman will don the mantle some income. purity and safety standards. causes for their political counterparts. I usually which are sadly missing
surprisingly, the whole system of agricultural market- of Army chief and come out City dwellers and some in The government must setback and leave the ECI check those students who now.
ing has led farmers to feel cheated, and it was only a with lying colours. the media can scof at this as conduct nationwide sample and EVMs alone. They score stunning centums in A. Ravi,
matter of time before they organised themselves to P.K. Varadarajan, much as they want, but tests at all milk producing should look for reasons why commerce subjects. I once
Chennai there are many of us who units in coordination with they have strategic had a postgraduate in
protest. Going forward, any long-term, wide-scale pro- more letters online:
curement of crops at MSPs looks unlikely; even a one- are grateful to this animal the Food Safety and deiciencies and a commerce who was unable

time full loan waiver is considered unrealistic by the

Be humane which has done so much for Standards Authority of India bankruptcy of ideologies.
The media is bursting with many a family. So please and the respective State B.S. Jayaraman, corrections & clarifications:
Chief Minister, given the States inances. The possible reports on curbs on cow think and show some mercy governments. In an Coimbatore A news report headlined CSIR faces fund crunch, asks labs to
ban on buying produce below the MSP would just slaughter. There are news towards these poor animals environment where we are look outside ( June 4, 2017) erroneously expanded CSIR as the
worsen the crisis by making it hard for farmers to sell reports of a bizarre food which make our lives better. already being slow poisoned Schooling in Bihar Council for Scientiic and Industrial Research. It should have been
the Council of Scientiic and Industrial Research.
their produce even at the market price. The only long- fest at a premier It is unfortunate that many by air and water pollution, It is painful and
educational institution in of these animals sufer by chemicals in vegetables and disappointing to read about Misspelling: The blurb that accompanied the story headlined
term solution is to gradually align crop production with Two dance forms, and a story of friendship across the Palk
genuine price signals, while moving ahead with reforms Chennai and the killing of a eating plastic, foraging in food items, adulterated milk the Bihar topper scam Straits ( June 4, 2017, World) got the spelling of Sri Lankas
bull in Kerala in public view. garbage and sufering should not be allowed to (Headmistress, two others Kandyan dance wrong. It had been misspelt as Kandiyan.
to de-risk agriculture, especially by increasing the crop
All this is heartbreaking. For oxytocin injections to yield sneak in as an additional held in topper scam, June 5
insurance cover. Expediting steps to reform the Agricul- many of us from the villages, more milk. Why add to their toxin. There needs to be and Bihar Inter topper It is the policy of The Hindu to correct signiicant errors as soon as possible. Please specify
the edition (place of publication), date and page. The Readers Editors office can be
tural Produce Market Committee system and introduce we ind this to be shocking misery by slaughtering another pure and healthy held, June 3). It is tragic contacted by Telephone: +91-44-28418297/28576300 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to
the model contract farming law would go a long way to because a cow or a bufalo is them? white revolution. that a State which is home to Friday); Fax: +91-44-28552963;; Mail: Readers
Editor, The Hindu, Kasturi Buildings, 859 & 860 Anna Salai, Chennai 600 002, India.
free farmers from MSP-driven crop planning. valued as a treasure. These Jagannatham Jamalla, A. Mohan, Nalanda University once All communication must carry the full postal address and telephone number. No personal
animals represent survival Chennai Chennai considered the centre of visits. The Terms of Reference for the Readers Editor are on




The President should be a voice A passage through Europe

for sanity and fairness While talking trade and terrorism, the Prime Minister also
presented India as a defender of the global order
A strong President can inspire us to stand up for all sections of the people, says Amartya Sen
K. Venkataramanan a federal character. Doesnt this place

an onus on the President to defend
The President of India has an elevated the rights of States? In practice,
standing as head of the Republic, and Presidents are often asked to endorse Harsh V. Pant
should be a voice for sanity and fair- decisions adverse to State
ness, says Amartya Sen, Nobel laur- governments: for instance,
eate and economist. In the run-up to imposition of Article 356 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in
the presidential election, he answered appointment of Governors without Europe last week to galvanise Indias ties
questions via email on the role of the consulting Chief Ministers. What with key European powers as well as to keep
President in a secular and federal should the role of the President be in the momentum of his past visit to Europe go-
democracy. An enlightened President such situations? ing. In what has now become his signature terror problem primarily through the lens of
has many things to do, but being a style, he touched upon key aspects of Indian Kashmir, there is now a greater understand-
rubber stamp is not one of them, he You are absolutely right that the foreign policy interests pertaining to each of ing of the changing nature of the terror
says. Excerpts from the interview: President of India has a natural role the four nations Germany, Russia, Spain threat and how certain states abet the pro-
in ensuring Indias constitutional fed- and France. Despite Europes inward-looking cess of radicalisation. This has provided Mr.
President Pranab Mukherjees term eralism. When dictates of the Centre foreign policy orientation at the moment, Modi with an opportunity to develop greater
ends soon. Given that the President run counter to the legitimate rights several aspects of Mr. Modis visit stand out synergies with Europe in tackling this
has only a formal, titular role, is it and the traditional spheres of the which will help India over the long term. problem.
better to look for a candidate outside States, the President certainly has a This is also a time when Europe is con-

the realm of active politics? Is protective role that cannot be obliter- Trade, ties and terrorism cerned about its own future under the on-
opening up the position for writers, ated by the commands of the Centre. The focus of the visit was clearly on boosting slaught of Britains impending exit from the
artists, public intellectuals and so on It would be absurd for the President trade and economic ties with Europe. Mr. European Union and Americas flirtation
more desirable? to be guided only by the orders of the Modis unabashed selling of India as an in- with retrenchment under President Donald
Centre when the Centre is itself an vestment destination is the most striking as- Trump. German Chancellor Angela Merkel
The President of India has an There are indeed serious reasons Accountants need rubber stamps interested party. pect of his outreach to the West. One of the gave vent to these concerns when she sug-
enormously important role in the for concerns and apprehensions a country does not. The President most important roles that leaders of major gested that the times when we could com-
leadership of the country. This is not right now, based on observing the vi- not only has to exercise his or her What qualities should a President economies are expected to play in todays pletely rely on others are, to an extent,
only because of the particularly as- olations of human rights and of tradi- own judgment, and to recognise that have? day and age is that of a salesman. And Mr. over.
signed duties of the President in spe- tional protections that are going on within the provisions of the Indian Modi is a salesman par excellence. Pledging
cial circumstances, as in a political in the country. The targeted victims Constitution, he or she has a much The election of a President in- a stable and transparent tax regime, he has Partners for the future
crisis of governance, but also be- come typically from vulnerable sec- bigger role than simply rubber- volves practical politics, but there been busy wooing global investors, arguing European powers now want to hunker down
cause of the elevated standing of the tions of the society from minority stamping decisions taken by others. are issues that go well beyond that. that development is not a mere political and are looking for new partners. China is
head of the Republic in motivating communities (particularly the poorer A President can be quite tough and In building our future, we have to be agenda but an article of faith for his gov- well-positioned to take advantage of this
and inspiring the secular democracy Muslims), Dalits and tribal people. ultimately effective in asking the careful not to shed the strength we ernment. In Germany, he addressed the shift, given its economic heft. But European
of India, guided by the Constitution. The President has potentially a government to reconsider its priorit- have got from our past. Ra- Indo-German Business Forum while in liberal values sit uneasily with Chinese au-
While a number of statesmen and hugely important role in insisting on ies, especially when rights and fair bindranath Tagore wanted us to fight Spain, he exhorted CEOs of leading Spanish thoritarian capitalism. India as a democratic
politicians have played that role with fair treatment of all the people in the treatment of countrymen are for freedom for all, with reason and companies to participate in initiatives like rising power needs to position itself accord-
distinction, going back to Rajendra country and the immediate stopping threatened, and also to take an- determination. Mahatma Gandhi Make in India. To the Russian defence in- ingly, and Mr. Modi was doing just that in
Prasad (the first President of India), of what The New York Times has other area of serious transgressions taught India the importance of pub- dustry he sold the governments new policy Europe: presenting a subtle counter-narrat-
leaders of thought from other walks alarmingly described, in its widely- when education, science and free- lic protest whenever we face inequit- of allowing Indian companies to manufac- ive to Chinas rise.
of life including Sarvepalli read lead editorial of the day, vigil- dom of thought are undermined. ies and unfair treatment of vulner- ture defence equipment with foreign Towards this end, India under Mr. Modi
Radhakrishnan, Zakir Husain, and ante justice in India. The recogni- There were very illuminating and able people (by the way, among the players. wants to present itself as a defender of the
K.R. Narayanan (among others) tion that Indias image as a successful quite long discussions in the Con- names suggested in the papers, Go- The other issue which took centre stage global order: an order that has benefited In-
have also, by their prominent pres- democratic country has dramatically stituent Assembly on why certain palkrishna Gandhi, the Mahatmas during Mr. Modis tour was terrorism. dia but is now under threat from Mr.
ence and stature, helped to lead In- declined across the world may be a provisions and articulations were ne- grandson, would be an excellent Europe has been hit by a spate of terror at- Trumps isolationist tendencies and Chinas
dia to remain faithful to itself re- minor concern (even though it does cessary to stop the continuation of standard-bearer, given his know- tacks over the last two years, and the attacks growing assertiveness. Describing the Paris
minding the country of the vision of worry many Indians, and should old injustices and the avoidance of ledge, experience and wisdom). The in Britain have further underscored the agreement as a collective asset of the
fairness that gave birth to democratic have worried the Government of In- new inequities. That background is President of India should fit into this enormity of the challenge facing the contin- world, Mr. Modi assured the world during a
and secular India after its long and dia as well), but the violations and extremely important in interpreting broad, non-sectarian picture, in- ent. In Russia, he urged the global com- joint news conference with French President
hard fight for independence. wrongdoings themselves have reason not only the nastiness of what are in- spired by the history of our fearless munity to block funding, weapons and com- Emmanuel Macron, The protection of the
to agitate all fair-minded people in creasingly becoming the new rules of and shared movement for independ- munication modes of terrorists and to rise environment and the mother planet is an
At a time when sections of society are India, whether they are themselves governance in India, but also for the ence (a history that some leading above the good terrorism/bad terrorism article of faith. He wants to project India as
apprehensive about the secular targeted or not. The President can be determination to pursue equity to politicians in India seem to have for- binary. a responsible global power interested in pre-
credentials of the government at the not only the face of India, but also a which the Indian Constitution made gotten). Within his or her constitu- Against the backdrop of growing concerns serving the extant order.
Centre and there is criticism from great voice for sanity and fairness. such an important contribution. An tional as well as evocative roles, a in India about Moscows growing gravitation Mr. Modis outreach, sustained over the
abroad that religious freedom is enlightened and strong President strong President can make a major towards Pakistan, Russian President Vladi- last three years, has injected much-needed
under threat, what should be the role What sort of candidate would you will have many things to do being a contribution in inspiring us to stand mir Putin admitted that India is facing a seri- pragmatism in a relationship which was
of the President in guiding the endorse? Will you prefer someone rubber stamp is not one of them. up for fairness for all sections of the ous problem due to the threat of terrorism adrift for quite some time. Now the prover-
government and its policy? Should with an independent mind, someone people. If we do not ask anything and that the situation is not an imaginary bial ball is in Europes court.
the President be activist by nature, or who will not be a rubber stamp, or Given that the electoral college for from our President except being a thing. Terrorism was also a common theme
confine herself to the customary, someone who will take a strict, electing the President of India is rubber stamp, we are very likely to in Mr. Modis discussions with the German, Harsh V. Pant is distinguished fellow at the Observer
constitutional role as a titular head of constructionist view of the drawn partly from the State get nothing more than a decorated Spanish and French leaderships. Unlike in Research Foundation, New Delhi, and professor at
state? Constitution and abide by its letter? Assemblies, the Presidents office has rubber stamp. the past when Europe used to look at Indias Kings College London




Undemocratic and Bitter ighting between Israel, Arab States

majoritarian Heavy fighting on land and air broke out between Israel and
the United Arab Republic today [ June 5] and spread from Is-
raels southern Negev desert to the holy city of Jerusalem.
Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia hurried into the fray, and
The attempted ban on cow slaughter is the Israeli Government ordered general mobilisation. Israel
and the U.A.R. each charged the other with starting the war
part of the BJPs divisive agenda after three weeks of mounting tension. Cairo Radio called on
N.G.R. Prasad
the Arab forces to attack, destroy and liberate Palestine.
Cairo said Israel had started the war by launching ground
It is generating so much heat and air attacks early to-day [ June 5]. It said Israels air strikes
and so little light. It may be use- were launched on several U.A.R. military airfields and in the
ful to refer to a hilarious story Suez Canal area, and on an airbase in the Cairo area.
in R.K. Narayans book My
Dateless Diary in which he A HUNDRED YEARS AGO JUNE 6, 1917
refers to a young orthodox In-
dian, a Gandhian, who goes for Mr. Gandhis mission.
study to the U.S. and inds him-
self in a situation where he has The Pioneer publishes a letter from Mr. Irwin, Manager of

to take to beef-eating. He an important factory in Motihari, giving the history of Mr.

writes to his mentor that this Gandhis recent proceedings in Behar. After describing incid-
would solve our countrys en- ents up to the fire in the Tarkunhu outwork, Mr. Irwin says:
Naturally his arrival in Bettiah sub-division was objected to by
not then go to America begging for wheat. The young Indian both planters and officials and the former sent a deputation to
goes to the extent of suggesting to his mentor that beef-eating CONCEPTUAL ABSTRACT Ranchi to try to get the Government to put an end to or at any
should be made a national duty. The mentor feels sorry that rate, keep under some control, Mr. Gandhis activities. This
the student has completely lost touch with the Indian realities. Rentier state Taming the inlation monster resulted in the local officials and Mr. Gandhi being summoned
by wire to attend the conference in Bankipore, which ended in
The author concludes that probably suggesting the eating of Political Science
beef may not sound abnormal in most parts of the world but in Mr. Gandhis being permitted to return and continue his do-
India where the cow is a sacred object and beef cannot be A government that derives Looking back at a suggestion on stripping governments ings now more uncontrolled than ever, and clothed, to the
eaten, no rationalisation is even possible on this subject. its revenues predomin- of their monopoly over the supply of money raiyats mind, in garments of recognition and approval by the
antly from the sale of valu-
However, the question of the proposed ban on cow slaughter clients in other countries. Inflation affects everyone. bank, and thus over the
cannot be decided on the basis of a majority section of the The idea was first pro- As prices rise, an individu- supply of money too. DATA POINT
Hindu community holding it as a sacred animal. Article 48 of posed by Iranian econom- als ability to afford goods Choice in Currency: A
the Constitution is a pivotal section here. It does not ban ist Hossein Mahdavy in diminishes unless his in- Way to Stop Inflation, a
slaughter of cows which have become useless. In order to pro- 1970. Saudi Arabias gov- come increases propor- 1976 essay by Austrian
tect and promote the cattle wealth of the country, it only says ernment, which earns al- tionately. Yet, it has be- economist Friedrich A.
that the state shall endeavour to prohibit the slaughter of the most all revenue by selling come so common to see Hayek, offered a more
cows and calves and other milch and drought cattle. In 1958, its oil to the rest of the prices rise over time that novel solution to the chal-
the Supreme Court in the Mohd. Hanif Quareshi case (AIR 1958 world, is a good example inflation is consider nor- as its primary currency lenge of controlling the
SC731) had struck the right note when it said that cattle feed of a rentier state. Some so- mal, and even harmless. prior to the 20th century, money supply. Hayek pro-
shall not be wasted on useless cattle as it would afect the nutri- cial scientists have argued In fact, most economists both money supply and posed that governments
tion of the useful ones. But unfortunately, in recent times, in a that rentier states are un- today agree that a moder- prices showed remarkable be stripped of their mono-
case from Gujarat reported in 2005 (8) SCC 534, the Supreme likely to be accountable to ate price inflation is a sign stability. poly privilege to supply
Court brought in the idea of cows and bullocks being wor- their citizens as they are of a healthy economy with money. Instead, private
shipped by Hindus as justiication of a ban on cow slaughter. not dependent on tax rev- sufficient demand to keep Reckless spending companies should be al-
The attempted ban is part of a divisive agenda of the major- enues for their survival. everyone employed. To rein in the supply of lowed to offer their own
ity party to consolidate itself on grounds which are constitu- This can lead them to be The most common money, economists at the money in the market, thus
tionally not permissible. These are social fault lines which are more tyrannical than cause of inflation is the in- Chicago School favoured competing with money is-
dogging us. Sensing such tendencies, Parliament thought it other governments. crease in the total money the adoption of a rules- sued by governments.
appropriate to introduce Chapter 51A, outlining the Funda- supply in the economy. based monetary policy This, Hayek argued,
mental Duties, through the 42nd Amendment Act, 1976. One Inflation is always and that mandated central would discipline govern-
of the important duties is to develop a scientiic temper, hu- everywhere a monetary banks to maintain a stable ments that create money
manism and a spirit of inquiry and reform. Can it ever be said phenomenon, economist rate of inflation. Such a in a reckless manner, as
that a ban on slaughter of old cattle conforms to this mandate? Milton Friedman famously policy was supposed to tie citizens can freely switch
Issues like a ban on cow slaughter and ghar wapsi are not CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC said to emphasise the in- the hands of spendthrift to alternative currencies
harmless acts. They are a part of the cultural agenda of the ma- fluence of money supply governments that hoped that offered better value.
jority party. A ban on slaughter, if carried to its logical extent, on prices. But what ex- to fund their expenses by In this context, it is worth
will be dangerous and create a state within a state. It will not THE WEB plains the almost-unstop- recklessly creating new noting that metals like
only be undemocratic but also seditious. The Constitution pable increase in the money. However, history gold already act as altern-
calls for a more tolerant and pluralistic approach. Explainer: Why did Saudi money supply in modern suggests that governments ative currencies that cit-
Arabia cut ties with Qatar? economies? After all, invariably exert political izens demand during
N.G.R. Prasad is an advocate at the Madras High Court when the world used gold influence over the de- times of high inflation.





Terrorists on suicide mission shot dead
India rejects Trumps They tried to storm a CRPF camp in Kashmirs Bandipora district, with the intention of setting it aire
charge on Paris pact Vijaita Singh
Peerzada Ashiq
handed over to the National
Investigation Agency (NIA).
New Delhi/Srinagar
Worship of forests, wor- Indian interests are not Home Minister Rajnath
ship of rivers, worship of hurt. Four foreign terrorists on a Singh said the heavily
mountains continue even She, however, down- suicide mission were killed armed fidayeen terrorists
now in India. These actions played the chances of grow- early on Monday morning came with an intent to
are part of Indias ethos that ing disagreement between when they tried to storm the breach the CRPF camp.
are five thousand years old. India and the U.S. affecting Central Reserve Police Force They were heavily armed
These are all heritage of In- the bilateral ties after Mr. (CRPF) camp in Kashmirs with automatic rifles, gren-
dia. That is why I am reject- Trump became President. Bandipora district. ades and incendiary material
ing the allegations com- After the arrival of the The encounter lasted such as petrol, and were car-
pletely and that is why India Trump administration, In- more than an hour. CRPF of- rying dry rations, which in-
will continue to remain in dia-U.S. ties have not dimin- ficials said the terrorists car- dicate they had planned a
the Paris agreement frame- ished. Prime Minister Nar- ried petrol cans, indicating prolonged siege and inten-
work, whether the U.S. con- endra Modi and Mr. Trump their intention to set the ded to cause extensive dam-
tinues in it or not, she said. spoke thrice on the phone. I camp on fire. age. The group attempted
Ms. Swaraj also flagged spoke with my counterpart A senior Home Ministry entry by cutting the wire fen-
the growing focus on H-1B Rex Tillerson. Our Foreign official said that though the cing and shooting at the sen-
visas in the U.S. as an Indian Secretary met their officials. identity of the terrorists was try. The sentries responded
concern, and said the gov- These meetings indicate yet to be established, it was with alacrity and returned
ernment was alert to the that the Trump administra- clear that they had come fire. A heavy exchange took
risks on this front. tion is trying to build the re- from across the border and, place, during which the ter-
Since 2004 a cap has lationship between India in all likelihood, belonged to rorists lobbed more than two
been in place for 65,000 and the U.S. as a relation of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). dozen grenades in an at-
visas. There are no changes mutual benefit. We have not recovered tempt to escape, Mr. Singh
in the lottery process and in The External Affairs Min- any GPS sets; it appears that said in a statement. Tight vigil: Paramilitary troops arrive at the Sumbal camp in Bandipora district on Monday. Four militants were killed in retaliatory
visas for our Ph. D students; ister said that as of now, they were guided till the However, the CRPF, in ire by the CRPF and the police to repel a idayeen attack by militants. NISSAR AHMAD *

but, yes, we have concerns. there were no plans of a camp by a local handler, cooperation with Jammu &
said a senior CRPF official. Kashmir police, shot all the

Stray dog alerted sentries

I want to assure the country meeting between Mr. Modi
that we are in touch with and his Pakistani counter- We found food packets, four terrorists dead, the
U.S. Congress members and part Nawaz Sharif on the bananas and water bottles, Home Minister added.
the Trump administration sidelines of the SCO summit which indicates that the ter- It was around 3.30 a.m.
so that no amendments are scheduled in Astana for rorists arrived the previous that the armed militants
night. were spotted near the 45 Bat-
Vijaita Singh some suspicious movement they had come to be killed, encounter, there was an
brought to the law so that June 8 and 9. New Delhi in the bushes along the road. they charged on, said Mr. electricity outage. We fired
talion Headquarters of the
Heavy stone-pelting CRPF at Sumbal. The Con- An adopted stray dog in the The four terrorists were Raja, who has been posted at illuminating smokes so as
The CRPF said in a statement stable on duty responded to CRPFs Sumbal camp and killed later. the camp since December not to lose track of the ter-
CBI raids Prannoy Roy that a violent mob gathered
in the vicinity after the en-
the terrorists firing from a
nearby open orchard.
two alert constables
thwarted a major suicide Hour-long encounter
last year.
CRPF commandant Iqbal
rorists as they would have
escaped taking advantage of
strike by four foreign terror- We heard the dog bark and Ahmad said the encounter the dark, said Mr. Ahmad.
in cheating case counter and there was heavy
stone throwing.
Due to the worsening law
Ammunition recovered
A Srinagar-based police
ists early on Monday in Kash-
mirs Bandipora district.
suddenly a burst of fire came
from across the road. It
lasted for more than an hour.
The forces also had to face a
Mr. Kumar (25) of Munger
in Bihar, who has been pos-
and order situation in the spokesman said four AK Speaking to The Hindu, seems the terrorists pan- power outage during the in- ted at the camp for four-and-
Stating that the said loan shareholder in both the constable K. Dinesh Raja, 25, icked. Two persons were cident. There were two a-half years, said since he
was repaid over seven years bank and NDTV. State, bodies of the four ter- rifles, 12 AK magazines, 140
rorists could not be taken to AK rounds, seven UBGL who was manning a picket at hiding in the bushes and I more terrorists who had was at a height, he could see
ago, the television channel The FIR alleges the Roys the gates of the 45 Battalion fired at them. My colleague taken position nearby. They the terrorists were barely 40-
also raised questions on the and their company took a hospital for post mortem grenades and nine hand
and were kept in an army grenades were recovered camp of CRPF in Sumbal, Prafulla Kumar, who was provided covering fire to the 50 metres away from the
investigating CBIs decision loan of 500 crore from In- which houses hundreds of manning the watchtower other two to help them camp. The injured terror-
to lodge the case pertaining dia Bulls in July 2008 to buy camp nearby. from the encounter site.
An official said they would The killings resulted in a personnel, said a stray dog also fired from above. Two storm the camp. Our Quick ists continued to charge to-
to a private bank, adding 20% NDTV shares from pub- in the camp started barking terrorists were injured in the Reaction Team was mobil- wards the camp, I kept firing
that charges of non-disclos- lic in open offer and then be buried somewhere in the complete shutdown in
camp. The case is likely to be Sumbal. at around 3 a.m. when it saw first round of fire but since ised and in the middle of the till they were killed, he said.
ure to SEBI and other regu- took another loan of 375
latory bodies about related crore from the ICICI Bank in
transactions were also false. October 2008, of which

NSG goes without wings for 2 years Separatists barred

It said the CBI had not yet 350 crore was disbursed,
registered cases against sev- to repay the previous loan at
eral industrialists who had 19 % interest rate.
not paid their due running
into lakhs and crores of
The case alleges that the
entire shareholding of the
promoters in NDTV was One of its helicopters crash-landed and the other is unit for lying
from holding meet
Refuting the NDTVs pledged for the loan They were to discuss the NIA raids
charges, a CBI spokesperson without any disclosure to Special Correspondent airline, to move forces...,
said the FIR was registered SEBI, stock exchanges or the New Delhi helicopters are required to Peerzada Ashiq situated in Hyderpora. The
based on a February 2016 Information and Broadcast- The only two helicopters make intervention in a small Srinagar meeting, according to the
Supreme Court judgment in ing Ministry. The loan was available with the National area, an official of the Home The government on Monday Hurriyat sources, was called
the Global Trust Bank case, repaid in August 2009 only Security Guard (NSG), In- Ministry said. disallowed separatists meet to discuss the future
wherein chiefs of private after the bank allegedly re- dias counter-terror force, Minister of State for Home in Srinagar where they were strategy against NIA raids.
banks have been held as duced the interest rate by have been grounded. It re- Affairs Kiren Rijiju, Home planning to chart counter The NIA raided 27 premises
public servants under the half. It has been alleged that quires air mobility to cover Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and measures to the ongoing Na- of separatists and their sup-
Prevention of Corruption RBI guidelines on advances short distances in case of a senior officials of the Min- tional Investigative Agency porters in J&K in the past
Act. against shares for con- terror attack, but the force istry attended the meeting. raids being carried out in two days. Close aides of Mr.
The CBI has named trolling interest in the com- has been without a heli- Jammu and Kashmir. All Geelani, Mr. Mirwaiz and
RRPR, holding company of pany were also violated. copter for two years. Regional hubs Parties Hurriyat Conference Mr. Malik were also ques-
NDTV; its promoters Mr. The FIR quotes the com- Home Minister Rajnath The NSG was set up in 1984 chairman Mirwaiz Umar tioned by the NIA sleuths.
Roy and his wife; NDTV In- plaint, alleging that the Singh reviewed the function- as a federal contingency de- Farooq was placed under In a statement, the three
dia Ltd; and unknown ICICI bank loan was repaid from a ing of the NSG on Monday. At ployment force to tackle ter- house arrest on Sunday leaders described the raids
Bank officials as accused in total fund of about 404 the hour-long meeting, he Quick reponse: Air mobility is a must to cover short distances in rorism. After the 26/11 Mum- evening. JKLF chief Yasin as an attempt to keep up
its FIR, which was re- crore received in two was briefed by NSG Director- case of a terror attack. REUTERS * bai terror attacks, the Malik was detained on the farce of normalcy
gistered over a month after trenches from Vishvapra- General Sudhir Pratap Singh government opened regional Monday. through repression. Its a
a discreet verification of a dhan Commercial Pvt. Ltd., and other officials. The Dir- years ago, the other was un- two helicopters on a 24/7 hubs of the NSG in Mumbai, The meeting was sched- move to intimidate leaders.
complaint by Sanjay Dutt of which had got the same pur- ector-General informed the fit to fly. basis. The Air Force is also Hyderabad, Chennai and uled at the residence of Its not been able to politic-
Quantam Securities, which portedly from Shinano Re- Minister that while an MI-5 One option is to request there. Though the NSG can Kolkata to reduce reaction Tehree-e-Hurriyat chairman ally defeat the struggle for
according to the FIR, is a tail Pvt. Limited. helicopter crash-landed two the BSFs air wing for at least requisition any commercial time. Syed Ali Geelanis residence freedom in J&K, they said.

A phone call Will deal sternly with iring, Gujarat Congress EC case:
from treetop iniltration, says Army heading for a split seeks bail
Pak. raises issue of killing of civilians; India denies charge Special Correspondent
Poor signal forces Minister to scale tree Amit Shah in talks with Vaghela New Delhi
Dinakar Peri Sukesh Chandrashekhar,
Mubashir Zaidi an accused in the case of
Mahesh Langa
AHMEDABAD alleged attempt to bribe
The Directors-General of With six months to go for certain officials of the Elec-
Military Operations (DG- the Assembly polls in Gu- tion Commission for allot-
MOs) of India and Pakistan jarat, the ruling BJP, which ment of 'two leaves sym-
held a telephonic conversa- has set itself a target of win- bol to the AIADK (Amma)
tion over the hotline on ning 150 out of 182 seats, is faction, has moved a Delhi
Monday, during which likely to succeed in breaking court for bail.
Pakistan raised the issue of the faction-ridden opposi- Taking his bail applica-
the alleged killing of civilians tion Congress party. tion on record, Special
along the Line of Control Almost a dozen senior Amit Shah Judge Poonam Chaudhry
(LoC), which was denied by leaders including several issued a notice to the Delhi
Hello, hello! Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal climbs a the Indian side. On Guard: Soldiers patrolling the Line of Control (LoC) in MLAs are likely to join the claimed that Congress lead- Police seeking their reply
tree to get proper network for a phone call in Bikaner on This comes in the back- Poonch FILE PHOTO
* saffron party. ers close to Shankarsinh Va- to the plea by June 7. The
Sunday. PTI *
drop of increasing firing and Severe infighting among ghela will shortly join the accused has sought bail on
Press Trust of India assistant to connect him infiltration attempts along statement said on the issue lished in the backdrop of re- senior leaders in the Gujarat BJP. the parity ground, arguing
Bikaner to the CMHO. When he the border. raised by Maj. Gen. Mirza re- cent ceasefire violations by Congress has provided the With the Congress high that as the deputy general
Union Minister Arjun could not get through to Based on request by the garding civilian killings, Lt. the Indian Army along the BJP an opportunity to poach command having rejected secretary of the Amma fac-
Ram Meghwal wanted to the officer, a helpful man Pakistan DGMO, the DGMO- Gen. Bhatt conveyed that the LoC and Working Boundary. MLAs who are upset with Mr Vaghelas demand that tion of the party has
make a phone call but brought a ladder and level talks were held today Indian Army is a profes- Pakistani DGMO Maj. Gen. the partys leadership for he be projected as its CM already been granted bail,
he had to climb a tree to placed it along a Khejdi [on Monday] at 10.30 hrs. sional Army and will not Sahir Jamshed Mirza raised not giving them their due. candidate, the senior leader the court should also allow
do so. tree. The issue discussed related harm civilians in any issues of unprovoked firing We cant perpetually be made no efforts to hide his his plea and order his re-
The remote Rajasthan Mantri ji, is par to the current situation manner. by Indian troops along the dictated to by a coterie who unhappiness. lease on bail.
village of Dholia presen- chadiya, tab lagega [Sir, it along the LoC, the Indian The hotline conversation LoC and Working Boundary have no base and can win He has avoided meeting Chandrashekar, who was
ted a bleak picture of Di- will work if you climb Army said in a statement. took place against the back- and continuously targeting even municipal election, a party leaders to discuss poll arrested on April 16,
gital India as the Minister this], local BJP leader drop of Pakistans recent of innocent civilians, partic- senior Congress legislator strategy and on Monday claimed that he had been
of State for Finance dis- Surendra Singh, who was Commitment to peace claim of having killed five In- ularly on June 1 in Battal, Hot told The Hindu, admitting skipped a crucial meeting made a scapegoat and
covered he could catch a present there, quoted the The statement said Indian dian soldiers in the Tatta Spring and Jandrot sectors that he and others are in with Congress Vice Presid- falsely implicated in the
mobile phone signal only man as saying. The Minis- DGMO Lt. Gen. A.K. Bhatt Pani sector, and the Indian resulting in deaths of civil- talks with BJP for a possible ent Rahul Gandhi on poll case. Dhinakaran had been
after he had scaled the ter smiled, climbed up conveyed his commitment Armys vehement denial of ians, the statement added. switch over. preparations. granted bail even though
tree with the help of a the ladder and the call to ensuring peace and tran- it. The ISPR statement also According to top sources Congress leaders most he was more influential
ladder. went through, Mr. Singh quillity, which is contin- The Pakistani military has said the Pakistani DGMO involved in the operation , likely to cross over to the than him, the accuseds
The Minister had said. They made me gent on the Pakistan also issued a video clip of told his Indian counterpart BJP President Amit Shah BJP are Mr Vaghels, bail application said.
stopped by at the village climb a tree and I can call Armys intentions and ac- the incident, which India that killing of innocent civil- and party general secretary presently Leader of the Op- The court had earlier re-
near Sri Dungargarh only from here, Mr. tions. If the Pakistan Army termed fake. ians and labelling them as in- in charge of the State Bhu- position in the Assembly, his jected the bail plea of
town, 85 km from Bik- Meghwal was hearing continues to abet infiltra- The Pakistani military filtrators is highly unprofes- pendra Yadav are directly MLA son Mahendrasinh Va- Chandrashekar, stating
aner, on Sunday to ask telling the CMHO. Ap- tions and cause trans-LoC warned in a statement that sional and un-soldierly. negotiating with Congress ghela, senior legislator and a that ``it was not appropri-
the people about their point a temporary ANM firings, the Indian Army will any misadventure from DGMO Pakistan asked for leaders and the defections industrialist Balwantsinh ate to grant bail to Sukesh
problems. [auxiliary nurse midwife] take appropriate retaliatory across the LoC in any form actionable evidence regard- are likely to take place this Rajput, Godhara MLA and Chandrashekar at this
When the locals urged here tomorrow. actions, Lt. Gen. Bhatt con- will be responded with full ing alleged infiltration, it month. former minister C.K. Raolji. stage as it was a serious
the 63-year-old Minister But Congress spokes- veyed to his Pakistani coun- force at the time and place of added. The BJP leadership has The ruling party is focus- crime and he could tamper
to direct the Chief Med- person Ajay Maken said terpart Maj. Gen. Sahir their choosing with onus of There is a routine discus- decided to break the opposi- ing on attracting opposition with the evidence.The
ical and Health Officer the BJP Minister had ex- Shamshad Mirza. responsibility on Indian ag- sion by officials from the Mil- tion party with some of its leaders in districts like God- court will on Tuesday pass
(CMHO) to appoint a posed tall claims made Stating that needless es- gressive behaviour. itary Operations directorate top grassroots leaders set to hara, Jamnagar, orders on the bail applica-
nurse for the local med- by the BJP on connectiv- calations by the Pakistani The Inter-Services Public every Tuesday but the DG- join us, a senior leader in- Sabarkantha and Kheda tions of Nathu Singh and
ical centre, he asked his ity in Digital India. Army were highlighted dur- Relations (ISPR) said the MOs speak when one side re- volved in the process told where its prospects are co-accused Lalit Kumar.
ing the conversation, the DGMO contact was estab- quests a conversation. The Hindu. He further weak. .



India to weather Qatar storm now No conlict
More than half of the countrys energy import needs are sourced from the Persian Gulf
Suhasini Haidar
of interest
NEW DELHI its in the region, India had Mistrys oice denies Tatas remark
The government and energy hoped for considerable in-
President to visit Shimla officials said on Monday that vestments from both the Special Correspondent
on June 13 and 14 the decision by seven West UAE and Qatars Sovereign CHENNAI
SHIMLA Asian countries, led by Saudi Wealth Funds. The office of Cyrus Mistry,
President Pranab Mukherjee Arabia, to cut all ties with who was removed from the
will pay a two-day visit to Qatar would have no im- Air travel post of executive chairman
Shimla on June 13 and 14. pact on Indian interests. Besides cutting off diplo- of Tata Sons Ltd., has con-
As per the tentative While most analysts say the matic ties, the Saudi coali- tested certain points Ratan
programme, the President move will not have an imme- tion has also decided to can- Tata made in an interaction
will land at the Kalyani diate effect, there will be re- cel Qatar Airways flights to with The Hindu ( June 4,
helipad at Chharaabra, 14 km percussions for India too if their countries. This will af- 2017).
from here, and drive straight the tensions continue and fect Indian passengers who On the report headlined Cyrus Mistry
to the Retreat, the summer differences are not resolved. want to use Doha as a hub to Conflict of interest led to
holiday home of the To begin with, India has get to other destinations in Mistrys removal: Ratan something initiated after Mr.
President, where he will stay tried to maintain a balance the Gulf. Tata, the statement said Mistry was made executive
for two days. in the region, given the im- Gas supply: A natural gas carrier from Qatar at the Petronet LNG terminal at Puthuvype in At present, Qatar Airways the discussions between chairman. In 2009, when
Elaborate security and other mense stakes and has tradi- Kochi. Qatar is the largest supplier of LNG to India. FILE PHOTO *
flies about 24,000 passen- Mr. Tata and Mr. Mistry at Tata Motors went through a
arrangements are being made tionally stayed out of the gers a week from India, rank- the time of Mr. Mistrys se- cash crisis, but had to build
for the Presidents visit but Shia-Sunni, Arab-Persian ing just behind the UAEs lection and thereafter, never the Nano plant in Gujarat
no information was available or Wahabbi-Salafi divides Emirates and Etihad Air- involved putting an end to and had to expand its com-
about his engagements. thus far. With Qatar now es-
tranged from Saudi Arabia
Its not a challenge: Sushma ways. In recent months,
Qatar Airways has confirmed
the historical commercial
transactions between the
mercial vehicle plants, it
was the SP Group that ex-
NSCN(K) operative and its allies, a further frag- that it wants to set up a fully- Tata Group and the tended significant credit
killed in Imphal menting West Asia will re- Suhasini Haidar There is no challenge supplier of liquefied owned subsidiary domestic Shapoorji Pallonji Group. limits and even raised debt
IMPHAL quire even more deft dip- NEW DELHI for India, this is an internal natural gas to India, airline in India, for which it These revolved around a on its own balance sheet to
A self-styled major of the lomacy to keep these ties The rift among Gulf matter for GCC countries, supplying about 8 million is applying for clearances. It disclosure regime and Mr. extend support. The SP
National Socialist Council of untouched by the tensions. countries is an internal and has happened before, tonnes a year, which is is unclear how those plans Mistry not being involved Groups revenues from Tata
Nagaland (Khaplang) was Prime Minister Narendra issue for the Gulf said External Affairs imported by Petronet will be affected, if at all, with with the SP Groups de- contracts dropped from ap-
killed in a pre-dawn gunfight Modi visited Qatar and re- Cooperation Council, and Minister Sushma Swaraj. LNG. I dont think there the latest developments. cision-making processes. proximately Rs. 1,200 crore
with 25 Gorkha Rifles at ceived Emir Al-Thani in 2016 the move for some If there is a worry, it is for will be any impact on it. in 2013 when Mr. Mistry
Gaijalong village in Imphal and has also forged very members led by Saudi Indians being stuck in the We get gas directly from Fighting terror Independent panel took over to almost nil in
East district on Monday, the close strategic partnerships Arabia to cut ties with situation as they have Qatar by sea, R.K. Garg, Saudi Arabia and the UAE The statement said that in 2016. Mr. Mistry was disen-
police said. One M-16 rifle with the UAE and Saudi Ara- Qatar will not impact stopped travel. If any head of finance at are important partners for early 2013, after taking over gaged from the functioning
with 11 rounds of ammunition bia, which are crucial to his India, the government said Indian is stuck, we will Petronet, was quoted by India on counter-terrorism as executive chairman, Mr. of the SP Group, and devot-
and a mobile handset were outreach in the region. on Monday, downplaying bring him back. So there is news agency Reuters as cooperation and intelligence Mistry implemented volun- ing his entire attention to
recovered from the militant, concerns over a major rift no reason to worry. saying when asked about sharing. Yet it cant be tary disclosures of transac- the Tata Group.
identified as Gaikhangam Trade and manpower in the region. Qatar is the largest the impact of the decision. denied that together with tions with the SP Group, ir- The Tata Sons Board, far
Thangnei. The NSCN(K) India sources more than half Qatar, these countries have respective of value, over from it being marginalised,
signed a ceasefire agreement of its energy import needs supported extremist groups and above requirements of was presented a profes-
in 2000, but it broke it on from countries in the Persian in the case of Yemen, Libya, projects related to the 2022 $9 billion in trade), though that now control parts of law. He mooted an inde- sional view into the affairs
March 27, 2015. Gulf. Six million Indians live Lebanon and other coun- FIFA world cup. Several In- its trade ties are much Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. pendent governance com- of all companies of the Tata
and work in West Asia and tries, any tensions in the re- dian companies such as L&T stronger with the UAE and Saudi Arabia now accuses mittee comprising three Group. The directors of Tata
Manipur Assembly they sent home about $63 gion have an immediate im- have won contracts in con- Saudi Arabia (which rank Qatar of supporting IS and persons to be nominated by Power, including independ-
clears GST Bill billion last year. Energy im- pact on thousands of Indian structing stadiums. In addi- third and fourth, respect- Al-Qaeda, washing its hands the Tata Trusts to review ent directors, had cleared
IMPHAL ports may not be affected workers. tion, India has significant ively, with about $49 billion of its own previous support and consider for approval the Welspun transaction.
The Manipur Assembly on immediately, unless the Gulf In Qatar in particular, trade ties with the country and $26 billion, according to to rebels. It remains to be any related party transac- Before the Welspun deal
Monday passed the Manipur countries follow through there are 6,00,000 Indian (Qatar is Indias 19th biggest Commerce Ministry figures seen what impact it will have tion. Mr. Mistry was entirely was done, the Tata Sons
Goods and Sales Tax Bill, with sanctions. However, as workers, many of them on trading partner, with about in 2015). After Mr. Modis vis- on the global war on terror. disassociated with any Board was informed. The
2017. The Opposition transaction with the SP statement pointed out that
Congress MLAs raised several Group. the National Company Law

China lauds PMs peaceful border remark

questions about the Bill. The statement said the SP Appellate Tribunal is in the
Finance Minister Yumnam Groups relationship with midst of hearing an appeal
Joykumar said the Bill would the Tata Group is over 75 from orders of the National
ensure price uniformity and years old and it was not Company Law Tribunal.
would not lead to an increase
in prices. Later, the House Modi had said in Russia that despite the border dispute, not a single bullet had been ired in 40 years
was adjourned sine die after
passing the Bill. Atul Aneja
The two major coun-
tries, China and India, main-
dia and China will influence
the situation of the world in
operation Organisation
(SCO), which gets under way
I-Gs fake encounter
Jet pilots earn DGCA
wrath, taken off flying
China on Monday welcomed
remarks by Prime Minister
Narendra Modi in Russia re-
taining sound and steady bi-
lateral relationship is of great
significance, she observed.
the coming decades.
Earlier in the day, Chinas
Assistant Foreign Minister Li
in Kazakhstans capital, As-
tana, on June 7. charge to be probed
Ten Jet Airways pilots have garding the status of ties Ms. Hua was responding Huilai had welcomed the NSG membership Special Correspondent Rajnish Rai, a 1992-batch
been kept out of flying duties with India, and said a posit- to a question regarding ob- multiple meetings In response to another ques- New Delhi IPS officer of the Gujarat
for incorrectly quoting the ive relationship between servations by Prime Minister between Chinese President tion, Mr. Li said that Indias The Home Ministry has de- cadre, said he had conduc-
designation of a senior DGCA Beijing and New Delhi was of in St. Petersburg, where he Xi Jinping and Prime Minis- bid for membership of the cided to order a probe by a ted a discreet inquiry
official in a communique. The global significance. had stressed, during a panel ter Narendra Modi, and 48-nation Nuclear Suppliers retired Director-General of chronicling how a team of
communication sent to the We have noted the posit- discussion, that despite their pointed out that healthy re- Group is more complicated Police to examine the report the Assam Police, the Army,
aviation watchdog opposing ive remark made by Indian border dispute, the China-In- lations between China and what was imagined previ- of a CRPF Inspector-General the CRPF, its jungle warfare
the proposal to increase the Prime Minister Narendra dia frontier was peaceful for Narendra Modi India would contribute to ously. He added: China alleging that two National unit CoBRA and the Sashas-
notice period for pilots to one Modi about the China-India the past four decades. It is Asia [as well as] world peace supports the NSG to have Democratic Front of Bodo- tra Seema Bal (SSB) conduc-
year seems to have backfired, [situation]. We welcome true that we have a border During an interview with stability. several consultations to land-Songbjit militants were ted the encounter on March
sources said. The official that, Chinese Foreign Min- dispute with China. But in Russia Television (RT), Mr. Mr. Li, however, did not reach a non-discriminatory killed in a fake encounter 29 and 30 in the Simlaguri
directed the airline to check istry spokesperson Hua the last 40 years, not a single Modi had said that the 21st confirm whether the two and universally applicable by joint squad of security area of Chirang district and
the mental alertness of Chunying said at her regular bullet has been fired because century is the century of leaders would meet on the solution to all the members forces in Assam on March killed what they called were
these pilots. PTI media briefing. of it, he had observed. Asia. It means that both In- sidelines of the Shanghai Co- of the NSG. 30. two insurgents.

Parties, journalists lay raids on Roys

Intended to inspire fear and terror in the media, says Congress spokesperson Ajay Maken
Special Correspondent baram, predicted a Congress sulting editor of the news
New Delhi defeat in Punjab, the Modi channel TV Today, said,
The CBI raids on the homes government was happy. But When raids are carried on a
and offices of Prannoy Roy when NDTV anchor Nidhi respectable public figure, on
and Radhika Roy, promoters Razdan asked a BJP spokes- a nine-year-old investigation,
of NDTV, drew a sharp reac- person to leave a panel dis- questions are bound to be
tion particularly on social cussion, it immediately ac- raised and it becomes in-
media. ted against the channel. cumbent on the CBI and the
In a statement, Raj government to come out
Chengappa, president of the Process is punishment with the details. Raids can-
Editors Guild of India, ex- Urging people to speak up, not become reasons for ru-
pressed deep concern over N. Ram, chairman of Kasturi mours and innuendo.
the raids and said, Entry of & Sons Ltd., Publisher of The Last year, the Information
police and other agencies Hindu Group of Publications, and Broadcasting Ministry
into media offices is a seri- tweeted, Those who value ordered the channel to go off
ous matter. The Guild said it Tense moments: Outside the oice of NDTV founder Prannoy media freedom must speak air for compromising the se-
condemns any attempt to Roy in New Delhi during a CBI raid on Monday. V. SUDERSHAN * out & act cause they know curity of the country as se-
muzzle the media and calls that while nothing will hap- curity forces fought off milit-
upon the CBI to follow the Kejriwal tweeted: We media. Party spokesperson pen in the end, the process ants in Pathankot.
due process of law and en- strongly condemn raids on Ajay Maken said, When is the punishment. A few days ago, BJP
sure there is no interference Dr Roy n NDTV group. Its an NDTV predicted a BJP vic- Harish Khare, Editor-in- spokesperson Sambit Patra
in the free functioning of attempt to silence independ- tory on the morning of Chief, The Tribune, said he accused the channel, on air,
news operations. ent and anti-establishment counting for the Bihar polls saw the raids as an exercise of carrying on an agenda and
voices. [won by the JD(U)-RJD-Con- in intimidation and a display was asked to leave the pro-
Attempt to silence The Congress said the gress combine], suppressed of a larger mindset of Police gramme or tender an apo-
Responding to the raids, raids were intended to in- an interview with former Raj in the country. logy. A heated exchange fol-
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind spire fear and terror in the Finance Minister P Chidam- Rajdeep Sardesai, Con- lowed on air.

Modi reviews preparedness for GST rollout

Asks oicials to ensure that maximum attention is paid to security aspects of IT systems
Special Correspondent
Prime Minister Narendra
7 States yet to pass law In the course of the
meeting, the Prime Minister
specifically reviewed aspects
in implementing the GST
from next month assumes
significance in light of reser-
Modi on Monday directed of- Special Correspondent pass the GST legislation on of implementation such as IT vations about the level of
ficials to ensure that max- NEW DELHI April 9. Meghalaya, Tamil readiness, HR readiness, preparedness recently
imum attention is paid to A total of 24 States have now Nadu, West Bengal, Punjab, training and sensitisation of voiced by the West Bengal
the security aspects of the IT cleared the GST Bill. Karnataka, Kerala and officers, query handling government.
systems that will serve as the Seven States, including Jammu & Kashmir are yet to mechanism, and monitor-
backbone of the new Goods Tamil Nadu and West pass the law. Tamil Nadu has ing. He was informed that Security systems
and Services Tax (GST) re- Bengal, are yet to pass the historically raised objections GST systems such as IT infra- After discussing information
gime slated for July 1 rollout. law. to the powers given to the structure, training of offi- security systems put in place
Terming the GST reform Telangana was the first to GST Council. cials, integration with banks, for the GST regime in depth
an unprecedented turning and enrolment of existing during the over two-hour re-
point for the economy, Mr. taxpayers will be in readi- view meeting, the PM also
Modi said the creation of statement from the Prime the new indirect tax regime, ness well in time for the July directed that maximum at-
One Nation, One Market, Ministers Office said. at a review meeting with top 1 implementation date, the tention be paid to cyberse-
One Tax would greatly be- The PM was assured that officials along with Finance statement said. curity in IT systems con-
nefit the common man, a all systems were in place for Minister Arun Jaitley. The Centres confidence cerned with GST.



Saudi, UAE seek to isolate Qatar Trump attacks
Analysts say Arab nations cutting ties with Doha relects tensions within Gulf Cooperation Council Justice Dept.
Agence France-Presse Qatar-backed Mr. Morsi in
Riyadh a dispute that led Bahrain, Original travel ban should have stayed
Saudi Arabia and the United Saudi Arabia and the UAE to
Arab Emirates, emboldened withdraw their Ambassadors Varghese K. George
by U.S. President Donald from Doha for several Washington
Tillerson defends Trump Trumps new approach to months in 2014. Doha, non- The U.S. Justice Department
on climate pact decision the region, have seized the etheless, has continued to should not have watered
SYDNEY chance to isolate Qatar, ana- shelter many leaders of Mr. down the ban on travel to
U.S. President Donald Trump lysts said on Monday. Morsis Brotherhood. America from seven
wants to stay engaged on Gas-rich Doha, which has Jane Kinninmont, a senior Muslim-majority countries
climate change and has not long exercised an independ- research fellow at Londons in an attempt to win judicial
abandoned the issue, ent streak in its foreign Chatham House, said the re- approval for the controver-
Secretary of State Rex policy, last month denied newed tensions were not sial executive order, Presid-
Tillerson said on Monday, comments which appeared clearly linked to something ent Donald Trump said on
days after Mr. Trump pulled on its official news agency new that Qatar has done. Monday, publicly disowning
out of the Paris accord. Mr. questioning U.S. hostility to- But with Riyadh and Abu Dh- the position taken by his Donald Trump
Trumps decision was based wards Iran. Qatar blamed abi boosting ties with the own administration.
on his belief that it did not hackers for a string of ex- Trump administration, the The Justice Dept. should The London attack ap-
serve the American people, plosive remarks attributed to action against Qatar seems have stayed with the ori- pears to have provided a
Mr. Tillerson said here. AFP its Emir Sheikh Tamim bin like an attempt to seize an ginal Travel Ban, not the new backdrop for Mr.
Hamad Al-Thani after Mr. opportunity. watered down, politically Trump to revive his cam-
China denounces U.S. Trump visited Saudi Arabia, correct version they submit- paign rhetoric amid the
remarks on S. China Sea its giant neighbour. Saudi bandwagon ted to S.C, Mr. Trump chaos and drift that has
BEIJING The reputed remarks were In a speech in Riyadh last tweeted, continuing with paralysed this administra-
China has expressed irm a slap in the face to Riyadh month, Mr. Trump urged the anti-terrorism rhetoric tion. After sniping at Amer-
opposition to remarks made and Abu Dhabi, Sunni mon- Muslim leaders from the Gulf that he launched following ican gun control advocates
by U.S. Pentagon chief Jim archies which have em- and further afield to drive the London Bridge terror at- that the London terrorists
Mattis after he criticised braced Mr. Trump and his out extremists and terror- tack. used knives and vehicles on
Beijings militarisation of harder line against Shia- ists, as Sunni jihadists carry After the original order Sunday, the President began
the South China Sea. Beijing dominated Iran. out attacks in many coun- was stayed by courts, the his Monday with a series of
accused certain countries On Monday, Saudi Arabia, tries. But he also named Iran administration issued a re- tweets targeting opponents
outside the region of making the UAE, Yemen, Bahrain for allegedly fuelling the vised order. The original or- of his travel ban policy.
erroneous remarks driven by and Egypt all severed diplo- fires of sectarian conflict and der issued by Mr. Trump
ulterior motives. AFP matic ties with Doha. terror, echoing views long soon after assuming office Courts are slow
This certainly represents articulated by Saudi Arabia. allowed prioritisation of reli- People, the lawyers and
Afghanistan set to host an unprecedented uptick in James Dorsey, a senior fel- gious minorities while ad- the courts can call it
Kabul Process summit tensions within the GCC, low at the S. Rajaratnam mitting refugees from whatever they want, but I
KABUL said Adam Baron, visiting fel- School of International Stud- Muslims countries. The re- am calling it what we need
The Afghan government says low at the European Council ies in Singapore, pointed to vised order has also been and what it is, a TRAVEL
its ready to host the so- on Foreign Relations, refer- a Saudi and UAE-driven stayed by the judiciary, and BAN!.
called Kabul Process, in ring to the six-nation Gulf campaign to isolate Qatar the case has now reached The Justice Dept. should
which security issues will be Cooperation Council. Qatar and by extension Iran. the Supreme Court for a fi- ask for an expedited hearing
discussed among Afghans has long had an independent The campaign aims to nal verdict. of the watered down Travel
and oicials from the region streak thats led to resent- force non-Arab states to take The oblique religious cri- Ban before the Supreme
and around the world. ment from its neighbours, sides and persuade the teria for admission into the Court - & seek much tougher
Foreign Ministry spokesman notably Saudi Arabia and the Trump administration to U.S. imposed by the order version, he said in another
Shakib Mustaghni said the
government will host the irst
Emirates, and particularly
over Qatars ties with the
come down hard on Qatar
because of its refusal to join Iran calls for Al-Jazeera U.S. plays was among the reasons for
its collapse in the judicial re-
post. In any event we are
Muslim Brotherhood, Mr. the anti-Iranian Saudi band- view. coming into the U.S. in or-
meeting on Tuesday here. AP
Baron said. wagon and its ties to Islamist dialogue shut in Saudi down rift Mr. Trump ratcheted up der to help keep our coun-
Montenegro deies The Islamist group was and militant groups, Mr. his rhetoric against terror- try safe. The courts are slow
Russia, joins NATO founded in Egypt about 90 Dorsey wrote. Iran on Wednesday called Saudi Arabia on Monday U.S. Secretary of State Rex ism soon after the London and political! he said in a
BUDVA years ago and has spread Qatar is also home to the for dialogue between Qatar shut the local office of Tillerson says he does not attack. He first criticised the fourth.
Once the Balkan stronghold throughout the region. Saudi former leader of Hamas, and its neighbouring Qatars Al-Jazeera news expect a growing rift citys Mayor Sadiq Khan. Earlier court orders took
of pro-Russian sentiments, Arabia, Egypt and the UAE Khaled Meshaal, who has countries to resolve the channel after the Arab between Qatar and its Gulf into account the public
tiny Montenegro on Monday all declared it a terrorist lived in exile for several diplomatic crisis. nations severed ties with neighbours to degrade Get down to business statements made by the
joined the NATO in a historic group after a Brotherhood years in Doha. Neighbors are the emirate. The Ministry unity in the fight against In another tweet, he said: President on the issue, and
turn that has made the government, led by Mo- Qatar has been criticised permanent; geography of Information closed the Islamic extremists. In We must stop being politic- his new Twitter barrage un-
Kremlin furious. Montenegro hamed Morsi, won demo- for supporting Islamist cant be changed. Coercion office of the Al-Jazeera Sydney, he said that the rift ally correct and get down to dercuts the argument, judi-
formally became the 29th cratic elections in Egypt be- rebels in Syria, and in 2013, is never the solution, channel and withdrew the will have no implications the business of security for cial and public, that his offi-
member of the Western fore being overthrown by the the Afghan Taliban opened a Iranian Foreign Minister licence it was granted, for the effort against the our people. If we dont get cials have been building
military alliance. AP military in 2013. Doha office. Javad Zarif tweeted. REUTERS news agency reported. AFP Islamic State group. AP smart it will only get worse. over the recent months.

Security takes centre stage in U.K. debate Nepal, China ink mega
Labour leader Corbyn backs calls for Prime Minister May to resign over cuts to police forces hydropower agreement
Vidya Ram Sunday night, pledging that a in the last four years alone
LONDON Labour government would and that it would be near im- To build 1,200 MW Budhi-Gandaki hydroelectric project
Britains snap general elec- bring back 10,000 police of- possible to closely monitor
tion may have been called by ficers, including armed po- the thousands of people on Agence France-Pressse has long outstripped supply
the government over Brexit, lice. When asked whether he the MI5 watch list. Kathmandu in Nepal due to chronic un-
but following three terror at- would back calls for her While Ms. Dick said the re- Nepal has signed an agree- der-investment and ineffi-
tacks in the last three resignation, he told ITV cent attacks appeared to ment with a Chinese com- ciencies in the power net-
months, including two since News that Indeed I would, have been domestic in ori- pany to build the largest hy- work. The result has been
the campaigns were adding there had been con- gin, Britains foreign policy droelectric plant in the crippling for domestic in-
launched, security and for- cerns from a lot of very re- has also come under increas- impoverished landlocked dustry and deterred foreign
eign policy issues have inev- sponsible people over her ing scrutiny. country, which suffers from investment.
itably gained increased fo- role as Home Secretary at a It is the responsibility of a chronic energy shortage. Crucial infrastructure de-
cus. While all political time that police numbers the government to do Nepals Energy Minister velopment has flagged in the
parties sought to focus on were cut. Back to business: British PM Theresa May addresses supporters everything we can to minim- Janardan Sharma on Sunday years of political paralysis
their opponents perceived as the Conservative election campaign resumed on Monday in ise the risk to the public, signed the agreement for the that followed the end of the
weaknesses in this area, La- Wrong path Edinburgh, Scotland. GETTY IMAGES
said Mr. Corbyn, who said China Gezhouba Group Cor- Maoist insurgency in 2006
bour Leader Jeremy Corbyn Writing in the Guardian that among the tough ques- poration to build the long- Pushpa Kamal Dahal and the overthrow of the
backed calls for the Prime newspaper, Tim Farron, public. We would always ing from an idea to actually tions that would have to be mooted 1,200 megawatt monarchy two years later.
Minister to resign over cuts leader of the Liberal Demo- want more resources and we carrying it out. asked were those relating to Budhi-Gandaki hydroelec- spokesman Dinesh Kumar India and China have vied
to police numbers. crats, laid into the Prime need to use those resources British police and intelli- the foreign funding of ex- tric project. Ghimire said. for influence in the small
In a speech on Monday, Ministers track record, in- even more effectively, Met- gence services have faced tremist groups. The agreement was Water-rich Nepal has a country, with both pumping
Ms. May attacked Mr. cluding as Home Secretary, ropolitan Police Commis- questions over reports that Theresa May talks of the signed at the Prime Minis- mountain river system that money into Nepal through
Corbyns past opposition to which was leading Britain sioner Cressida Dick told Salman Abedi, the need to have some difficult ters residence, in the pres- could make it an energy-pro- large-scale infrastructure
Britains nuclear deterrent down the wrong path. BBC Radio 4 on Monday. She Manchester attacker, and and sometimes embarrass- ence of outgoing Prime Min- ducing powerhouse, but in- projects.
system, Trident, anti-terror The one decision she said the police and intelli- one of the London Bridge at- ing conversations. That ister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal stead it imports much of its The CGGC is currently
legislation, and shoot-to-kill could take that would have gence forces as well as com- tackers had been reported by should include exposing and Dahal Prachanda and electricity from neighbour- building three smaller hy-
policies. the single biggest impact is to munities across Britain concerned members of the rooting out the source fund- Chinese Ambassador to ing India. Experts say it dropower plants in Nepal
Mr. Corbyn warned that reverse those cuts, he said would have to rise to the new community to an anti-terror ing of terror, even if it means Nepal Yu Hong, The Kath- could be generating 83,000 and has completed another
the country could not be of the cuts to the police nature of the terrorist threat hotline, raising questions difficult and embarrassing mandu Post reported. megawatts, but its total in- one, though critics have
protected on the cheap. forces, which members of facing Britain, which often about the effectiveness of the conversations with those Estimates put the project stalled generation capacity complained that the projects
Police and security services the forces had previously involved the use of low tech existing strategy. At the same such as Saudi Arabia that the cost at $2.5 billion. A finan- currently stands at less than have consistently run over
must get the resources they warned could jeopardise methods and individuals time, it has been pointed out government claims are our cing agreement will be 2% of that. time and over budget.
need, he said in a speech on their ability to protect the who could rapidly move hav- that theyve foiled 18 attacks allies, wrote Mr. Farron. signed later, Ministry Demand for electricity (With PTI inputs)

Five killed in Florida A gruelling battle continues on Mosul streets

workplace shooting Civilians stay indoors out of fear of getting caught in crossire between government troops and Islamic State militants
Gunman, a sacked employee, kills self IVOR PRICKETT from the front line, the were disciplined about using ing airstrikes, one young sol-
MOSUL streets were almost devoid of vehicles and medics to re- dier said they wanted to fin-
CHRISTINE HAUSER the shooting, a 45-year-old The Islamic States grip on a human presence. Another trieve their wounded. ish the fight with no
Florida man who was fired from his Mosul has shrunk to a tighter exception was the Iraqi On May 29, four battalions casualties on their side.
Five people at a business job there in April, had circle of neighbourhoods in forces stationed there. But of Iraqi special operations Maybe this way of thinking
near Orlando, here, were fatally shot himself, Mr. De- the western part of the city. yet there are many civilians forces soldiers moved into points to the high rate of at-
fatally shot by a former em- mings said. He had been But many civilians are still in the area, most sticking to what seemed to be a very trition the Iraqi forces have
ployee who later killed him- armed with a handgun and trapped in those areas, and their houses out of fear of small part of the western dis- had during the last few years
self, the Orange County a knife, but there was no in- the militants are giving no crossfire, or of being seized trict of Al Saha to try to clear of fighting the militants, in-
Sheriff s Department said dication he had used the ground easily. by IS fighters. it of any remaining IS cluding a huge toll on the
on Monday. knife, the sheriff said. As we travelled with Iraqi On one street corner, op- fighters. elite counter-terrorism forces
Sheriff Jerry L. Demings forces through the Rifai posite an Iraqi special opera- over the past few months of
told reporters that deputies Terror angle ruled out neighborhood last month, tions forces base near the Air support urban fighting in Mosul. Or
arrived at Fiamma Inc., a The relationship the gun- evidence of a brutal street front line, five dead Islamic Coalition airstrikes are still maybe it is an indication of a
business that makes awn- man had with his victims fight was all around. The de- State fighters lay rotting in being called in frequently in fight so bitter that utter de-
ings for recreational was not immediately clear. struction was immense, and the summer heat. the middle of densely popu- struction is acceptable as
vehicles, on Monday after His identity was not re- it seemed not a single house Bitter ight: A ile photo of Iraqi soldiers before launching an lated neighbourhoods, and long as the enemy is beaten.
receiving a call about a leased. There were seven was free of bullet holes or Use weather as cover ofensive to clear the Saha neighborhood of Mosul. NYT * the civilian toll has been im- Ahead lies Mosuls Old
shooting. witnesses who were not worse. Special operations forces sol- mense. But the Iraqi forces City, and perhaps the worst
Four of the victims hurt, the sheriff said. While clashes still raged in diers took up defensive posi- troops for hours before being morning, soldiers told how have seemed reluctant to ad- fight yet. It is a chilling
three men and a woman Soon after authorities ar- the last remaining pockets of tions on the edge of Rifai driven off. The militants sel- the intense gunfire during vance at all without the air thought, horrifyingly consist-
were found dead of gunshot rived, they determined that Islamic State control in Rifai, after it was recaptured, and dom seem to pass up the the storm battle had set their support. ent with how the Islamic
wounds, he said. A fifth per- there was no active-shooter displaced people began to they waited for their next or- chance to use storms or sandbag walls on fire. They When asked why the men State has fought this battle
son, a man, was transported situation. trickle out at dusk. Other ders. Then came the Islamic other heavy weather, when appeared amazed that the Is- did not just engage the Is- for months. The militants
to a hospital, where he died The sheriff said that the than the occasional group of States counter-attack. Under coalition aircraft cannot tar- lamic State remained well lamic State fighters more dir- last stand may well take
of his injuries. shooting was not a terror in- hushed and worn-out people the cover of a sudden sand- get them, to press the fight. equipped and capable, and ectly themselves rather than place behind a wall of civil-
The person suspected of cident. NYT who would suddenly file out storm, the jihadis fought the On the front line the next described how the militants risk more civilian lives by us- ians. NYT



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GAIL (India). . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 398.00. . . . . . . . -4.35 partment of Commerce and ICICI Bank Limited and Fairfax 22.13%.
HCL Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 858.70. . . . . . . . . 0.80 the Office of the U.S. Trade Fairfax Financial Holdings tails of the offer would be de- chant bankers for the pur- Fairfax had increased its
HDFC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1606.15. . . . . . . . . 1.50 Representative (USTR), In- Limited have informed ICICI termined in due course. pose. Fairfax had started to stake in ICICI Lombard to
HDFC Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1635.55. . . . . . . . . 1.30
dias premier business asso- Lombard General Insurance ICICI Lombard could well the process of reducing its 35% in 2015 by acquiring an
Hero MotoCorp . . . . . .. . . . 3834.95. . . . . . -14.80
Hindalco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197.10. . . . . . . . . 0.05 ciation, the Confederation of Company that they intend to be the first general insurance stake in ICICI Lombard as it additional 9% in a deal that
Hind Unilever . . . . . . . . .. . . . 1097.75. . . . . . . 11.35 Indian Industry (CII) has partially divest equity shares company to list on the ex- eyes a new venture in the valued the joint venture at
Indiabulls HFL . . . . . . . .. . . . 1170.15. . . . . . . 38.30 also said: In light of the Thrust & parry: In the Modi-Trump meet, India may raise the of the company, held by changes though state-run sector with former Allianz 17,225 crore. If Fairfax
ICICI Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319.75. . . . . . . . . 1.60
large market share that U.S. issue of visa curbs and non-tarif barriers of the U.S. REUTERS
each of them, through an general insurer New India executive Kamesh Goyal. wants to have stake up to
IndusInd Bank . . . . . . . .. . . . 1505.25. . . . . . . . -9.30
Bharti Infratel . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 382.45. . . . . . . . . 7.80 products have in the Indian IPO according to a state- Assurance and re-insurer Last month, Fairfax de- 49% in the new venture it
Infosys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 958.75. . . . . . -10.70 market, it is clear that the from the U.S. Commerce (8.2%) and Saudi Arabia ment from the insurance General Insurance Company cided to sell 12.18% stake in has planned, as allowed un-
Indian OilCorp . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 422.05. . . . . . . . . 7.25 balance of trade issue that is Secretary and the USTR (in (3.5%) were higher, the CII firm. It received the boards of India are also planning to ICICI Lombard to three in- der the current FDI rules, it
ITC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317.45. . . . . . . . -1.75 perceived is not due to a consultation with other U.S. showed. approval for the IPO. take the IPO route. Both the vestors 9% to Red Bloom has to bring down its stake in
Kotak Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 967.00. . . . . . . . . 1.75
L&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1804.90. . . . . . . 20.90 market access problem. government departments/ As per the U.S. govern- The size and other de- firms have appointed mer- Investment, owned by ICICI Lombard to below 10%.
Lupin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1156.20. . . . . . -10.90 agencies) within 90 days on ment, the U.S. (overall) an-
M&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1423.70. . . . . . . . . 5.20 Modi-Trump meet Significant Trade Deficits. nual trade deficit in goods
Tata Motors Raymond vote: Singhania
Maurti Suzuki . . . . . . . . .. . . . 7125.70. . . . . . . 11.00 This development assumes The U.S. government said: exceeds $700 billion, and
NTPC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162.60. . . . . . . . . 0.00
ONGC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175.75. . . . . . . . . 1.75
significance as the $24.3 bil- The trading partners with the overall trade deficit ex-
PowerGrid Corp . . . . .. . . . . . 205.30. . . . . . . . -0.80 lion goods trade deficit that
the U.S. had with India in
which the U.S. had a signific-
ant trade deficit in goods in
ceeded $500 billion in
CV head
family not to get JK House
Reliance Ind . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 1329.35. . . . . . . . . 4.60
State Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287.25. . . . . . . . . 0.20
Sun Pharma . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 512.80. . . . . . . . -2.05
Tata Motors . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 478.15. . . . . . . . -0.60
2016 may prominently figure
in the meeting between
2016 were Canada, China,
the European Union, India, High tariffs steps down
Tata Motors DVR. . . .. . . . . . 288.25. . . . . . . . -0.10 Prime Minister Narendra Indonesia, Japan, Korea, While the National Associ-
Tata Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.00. . . . . . . . -0.05 Modi and President Donald Malaysia, Mexico, Switzer- ation of Manufacturers, the Special Correspondent
Tata Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 491.30. . . . . . . . -0.65 Trump expected later this land, Taiwan, Thailand, and largest manufacturing asso- MUMBAI The 2007 pact allowed sale of lats to promoter family
TCS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2603.95. . . . . . . 39.05
month in Washington DC. Vietnam. ciation in the U.S. has said Ravindra Pisharody, exec-
Tech Mahindra . . . . . . .. . . . . . 402.75. . . . . . . . . 3.15
While the Trump admin- As per Trumps Executive American manufacturers utive director (ED) com- Special Correspondent mond and four members of
UltraTech Cement . .. . . . 4178.15. . . . . . -62.45
Vedanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229.40. . . . . . . . . 0.55 istration may also take up its Order, unfair and discrim- continue to be challenged by mercial vehicles, Tata Mo- MUMBAI Gautam Singhanias immedi-
Wipro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 555.55. . . . . . . . . 3.90 concerns over the protrac- inatory practices by our Indias excessively high tar- tors has submitted his Minority shareholders of ate family, including father
YES Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1523.55. . . . . . . 41.80
ted negotiations on the pro- trading partners can deny iffs on imports of a range of resignation, citing personal Raymond Limited voted Vijaypat Singhania and
Zee Entertainment . . . . . . 524.65. . . . . . . . . 1.50 against the resolution for the cousin Akshaypat Singhania.
posed Bilateral Investment Americans the benefits that manufactured products, reasons, the company said
Treaty, New Delhi would would otherwise accrue the CII countered this by in a filing with the stock ex- proposed sale of JK House to Pashmina Holdings sub-
EXCHANGE RATES raise issues such as visa from free and fair trade saying that the major changes. members of the promoter let the four duplex flats to
Indicative direct rates in rupees a unit curbs and non-tariff barriers The CII stated that: products that the U.S. ex- Mr. Pisharody has been family below market price. the family members from
except yen at 4 p.m. on June 05 of the U.S. affecting Indias during 2011-2015, Indias ports to India have tariffs heading the commercial The company had put 1994 on monthly rent of
exports as well as the delay contribution to the overall between 0-10%. This is vehicles business for five forth all relevant facts per- 7,500 per flat. The 2007
US Dollar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 64.16. . . . . . . 64.48
in talks on a bilateral total- trade deficit of the U.S. was lower than the tariffs other years. What prompted his taining to the tripartite agreement said that once
Euro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 72.16. . . . . . . 72.52
British Pound . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 82.84. . . . . . . 83.26 isation (social security) pact. only 2.5% (average). countries place on the same sudden exit could not be agreement between the renovations of JK House
Japanese Yen (100) . .. . 58.04. . . . . . . 58.33 The CIIs submission fol- Thus, Indias share in products in which the U.S. ascertained immediately. company and related were complete, at Ray-
Chinese Yuan . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 9.42. . . . . . . . . 9.48 lowed the U.S. Commerce overall U.S. trade deficit is trades. He has also resigned as dir- parties, with respect to monds expense, the flats
Swiss Franc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 66.46. . . . . . . 66.80 ector of the company as apartments in JK House for Gautam Hari Singhania were to be sold to the ten-
Singapore Dollar . . . . . . .. . 46.43. . . . . . . 46.67 Department and the USTR too insignificant to cause The CII said though the
Canadian Dollar . . . . . . . . .. . 47.58. . . . . . . 47.82 calling for comments from any adverse impact on the U.S. is among the few coun- well as associate compan- shareholders considered ants at 9,200 per sq. ft.
Malaysian Ringitt . . . . . .. . 15.03. . . . . . . 15.12 the public to assist in assess- U.S. economy. tries that India has a trade ies, Tata Motors said. decision making, said a shareholders voted against I am happy with the out-
Source:Indian Bank ing, among other things, the As against this, Chinas surplus with, this must be The company also an- company statement, adding the resolution. come of voting... as this de-
major causes of the U.S. contribution to the overall put in context. nounced the appointment that the shareholders voted The vote was to decide on cision... is in the best in-
trade deficit as sought in trade deficit of the U.S. dur- Regardless of this sur- of Satish Borwankar as against the resolution. the 2007 agreement terests of the company and
President Trumps Executive ing 2011-2015 was 43.9% (av- plus, the U.S. is the second chief operating officer with Raymond held its 92nd between Raymond, which shareholders and is aligned
June 05 rates in rupees with previous Order on March 31. erage), while that of Japan largest exporter to India, immediate effect. He was annual general meeting at its owns JK House, subsidiary to my personal opinion on
rates in parentheses
The Executive Order was 9.4%. Germany (8.1%), second only to China, the heading the quality divi- registered office in Rat- Pashmina Holdings Ltd. that this issue," said Gautam
Retail Silver (1g) . . . . . . . . . . . 43.60. . . . . (43.50)
sought an Omnibus Report Canada (4.4%), Mexico CII said. sion of the company. nagiri, where 97.67% of leased JK House from Ray- Singhania, CMD, Raymond.
22 ct gold (1 g) . .. . . . . . . . . . . 2,810. . . . . (2,803)

SBI begins qualiied Services sector gains

placement issue momentum in May
To raise 11,000 cr. at 287.58 a share New orders, input cost cut boost PMI
SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Special Correspondent of jobs growth accelerated
Mumbai NEW DELHI to the fastest in almost four
State Bank of India (SBI), the Business activity in the ser- years in that month.
countrys largest lender, ini- vices sector picked up pace
tiated a qualified placement in May, driven mainly by an New business inflow
issue (QIP) aiming to raise increase in new business The Indian service sector
11,000 crore to support and an easing of input costs, recovered some recent lost
growth and to meet regulat- according to a survey. ground, with a quicker rise
ory requirements. The Nikkei India Services in new business inflows
In a notification to the Purchasing Managers Index boosting growth of both
stock exchanges, the bank (PMI) rose to 52.2 in May activity and employment in
said it has opened qualified from 50.2 in April. A reading May, the report said. Input
institutional placement of The fund raising is a part of above 50 indicates expan- costs and output charges in-
equity shares of face value SBIs plan to raise 15,000 sion in business activity creased at softer rates that
of 1 to qualified institu- crore from the markets. while one below 50 denotes were broadly negligible in
tional buyers. a contraction. the context of historical PMI
The floor price in re- March. The fund raising will The pick-up in service data. Supporting the pick-
spect of the issue, based on dilute the governments sector growth seen mid-way up in services activity
the pricing formula of SEBI, stake in the bank which was through the first quarter growth was a quicker rise in
is 287.58 per equity share 62.22% as of March. suggests that GDP could ex- new business inflows.
of the bank and the relevant Indian banks will need pand at a faster rate should Anecdotal evidence in-
date for this purpose... is capital not only to support growth momentum be dicated that the increase in
June 5, 2017, it said. The their growth plans but also maintained in June, though new work was a reflection of
bank may offer a discount of for complying with Basel-III there are downside perils to better underlying demand.
up to 5% on the floor price. norms. SBIs capital ad- this, said Pollyanna De The stronger upturn in ser-
SBI shares ended almost equacy ratio, at 13.11%, Lima, economist, IHS vices new work counterbal-
flat at 287.35 on Monday on which includes 10.35% of Markit and the reports anced the slowdown in
the BSE. The fund raising is tier-I capital, is higher than author. growth of manufacturing or-
a part of SBIs overall plan to the regulatory requirement It said service providers ders and new work across
raise 15,000 crore from the of 9%. It has received 5,681 hired additional staff in May the private sector economy
markets for which it has re- crore of capital from the to cope with the greater as a whole expanded at a
ceived its board approval in government in FY17. workload and that the rate faster pace than in April.

Jet Airways NSE opens bourse at GIFT City

may buy
75 aircraft Trading to be allowed on derivative contracts
SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT the commodity markets are
MUMBAI open for longer hours.
Mexico/NEW DELHI The National Stock Exchange According to the state-
Jet Airways Ltd., the coun- (NSE) on Monday unveiled ment, trading will begin with
trys biggest full-service its exchange at Gift City. stock derivatives on 10
carrier by market share, is The exchange will see stocks, index derivatives on
in talks to buy 75 single- trading on derivative Nifty, Nifty Bank and Nifty IT
aisle aircraft with an option products based on stocks, in- indices along with derivat-
to purchase another 75, dices, precious metals and ives on gold, silver and cur-
two people familiar with currencies. rency pairs such as euro-dol-
the plan said on Monday. The exchange, NSE IFSC, lar and pound-dollar.
Jet Airways, part owned will have two trading ses- The stocks on which de-
by Abu Dhabis Etihad Air- sions initially. The market rivative contracts will be
ways, is likely to consider timings will be gradually ex- available initially are Axis
placing an order for either tended based on demand. Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI
Boeings 737 MAX planes The first session will be Bank, Infosys, Larsen and
or aircraft from Airbus SEs between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The exchange, named NSE Toubro, Maruti, Reliance In-
A320neo family, the Session two will start at 5:30 IFSC, will have two trading dustries, SBI, Tata Motors
sources said. The airline p.m. and end at 11:30 p.m. sessions initially. and TCS.
continuously reviews the The trading hours will The NSE IFSC Ltd and NSE
composition and deploy- overlap with the timings in exchange. IFSC Clearing Corporation
ment of its fleet in re- London and Dubai markets. Incidentally, a large sec- Ltd have been formed as
sponse to demand trends This will allow investors to tion of market players has 100% subsidiary companies
as well as other economic react to news developments been demanding longer trad- of NSE and National Securit-
and market forces, Jet Air- over a longer period of time, ing hours in the equity mar- ies Clearing Corporation
ways said in a statement. said a release from the ket in India especially since Limited respectively.



ACT lines up 1,200 cr. capex Alibaba picks up majority
Eyes content aggregation as part of customer retention strategy
Special Correspondent tributed between Chennai
stake in TicketNew
CHENNAI and Bengaluru.
Internet broadband service The company saw 40% Stake sale to help online movie ticketing irm to scale up
provider provider Atria Con- growth in revenues to 1,300
vergence Technologies has crore for the year ended K.T. Jagannathan vestment for the promoters.
earmarked between 1,200 March 2017. CHENNAI
crore and 1,500 crore to- In a significant move, Online ticketing market
Venketrama Raja to wards capital expenditure Content services Chinese e-commerce firm With Alibaba on board, Mr.
chair Ramco Systems over the next two years. ACT has also set its sights on Alibaba has decided to in- Nammalvar is hopeful that
CHENNAI About 60% of this would be content aggregation. Accord- vest more than 120 crore to TicketNew would emerge a
P.R. Venketrama Raja has spent in building under- ing to Mr. Malladi, We pick up a majority stake in good competitor in the
been appointed as chairman ground networks to reach would like to ally with con- Orbgen Technologies Private space, which is largely dom-
of Ramco Systems. The board customer homes. tent providers and offer con- Limited, which runs ticket- inated by BookMyShow. He
co-opted Mr. Venketrama A substantial part of the tent access to our sub- ing website TicketNew. estimated the movie ticket-
Rajas son P.V. Abinav capex, about 500 crore, is scribers through our The acquisition is being ing market in India to be in
Ramasubramaniam Raja as an meant for Chennai alone, platform. The platform, made through Alibaba Pic- the vicinity of $2.2 billion to
additional director and said Bala Malladi, chief exec- which will allow for seamless tures Group Limited, the en- the promoters, led by Mr. $2.5 billion. Out of this, on-
designated him as whole utive officer, Atria Conver- Racing away: Average data usage per subscriber, per month is access of content, is under tertainment arm of the Nammalvar and the issue of line ticketing was only 10%
time director. The changes in gence, which markets its 90 GB for ACT, says its CEO Bala Malladi. development. Chinese e-commerce major. fresh equity at an undis- to 15%, he added.
the board have been made fibre-to-home services under The firm currently It signals its major buy out- closed premium. He said TicketNew had
following the demise of the ACT Fibernet brand. covered for the next few with 6,500 employees, and provides free content as part side China in the burgeoning Post-acquisition, Alibaba now tied up with major mul-
erstwhile chairman Delhi, where the company years. Private equity funds provides the highest traffic of trial offers to subscribers, Internet ticketing industry. will have four nominees on tiplexes in the country.
Ramasubrahmaneya Raja in recently unveiled its service, True North and TA Associ- of broadband per customer, from Hook, Hungama, Yupp The company was foun- Orbgens board. The pro- In India, online movie
May, according to a would also account for a part ates together account for he said. Each of our sub- TV and Alt Balaji. ded in 2007 by Ramkumar moters will have two repres- ticketing is becoming in-
regulatory iling. of the capex, he added. 90% stake in the company, scribers consumes, on an av- Asked if higher profit mar- Nammalvar, who said Orb- entatives. creasingly popular, with in-
Asked about the need for he said. erage, 90 GB of data per gins were the reason for the gen notched up a topline of Stating that this was the creasing penetration in tier-2
CKGS opens Algeria funding, he said, We are a ACTs fibre-optic cables month with 40 mbps as the move, Mr. Malladi said, The 18 crore in 2015-16 and had maiden fund-raising exer- and tier-3 regions.
visa centres in 6 cities free cash flow company, connected to homes help average speed, Mr. Malladi objective is not margins. But been showing profit for the cise by Orbgen since incep- The strategic partnership
MUMBAI even after accounting for provide Internet broadband said. The company has beyond providing access, we last five years. tion, Mr. Nammalvar said between Alibaba Pictures
Cox & Kings Global Services capex. We have a minor level services. about half a million sub- would like to delight custom- The entry of Alibaba was this would bring growth and TicketNew can be mutu-
(CKGS) opened Algeria Visa of debt. Between debt and It currently has 1.2 million scribers in Hyderabad and ers through such additional facilitated through a com- money for the company and ally beneficial, a release
Application and Information equity funding, we are subscribers across 11 cities, another half a million dis- services. bination of stake dilution by provide return on capital in- said.
Centres (AVAIC) at Mumbai,
Pune, Ahmedabad, Goa,
Indore and Chennai. They
would cater to all categories
of visas, besides accepting
Premji writes to staf GST rate lifts jewellery stocks Sundaram Finance
applications from States like
Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, denying stake sale 3% rate in line with those mentioned in draft tax rules
to foster start-ups
Tamil Nadu and Kerala. With
this, CKGS would become the Shares of several jew- enjoys low direct tax To invest in Delhi-based GyanDhan
main service provider for Says still committed to IT major Wipro Sanjay Vijayakumar
Chennai ellery firms including Gitan- compliance.
Algeria visas in west and Shares of gems and jew- jali Gems Ltd. and Trib- GST brings the entire jew- Special correspondent Sundaram Finance.
south India, the irm said. Staff Reporter He wrote, The news art- ellery firms surged on the huvandas Bhimji Zaveri Ltd. ellery chain in the tax net.
CHENNAI Promoted by two IIT
BENGALURU icle about promoters of BSE on Monday as investors closed higher. It will increase the com- Sundaram Finance Group, alumni Jainesh Sinha and
TRAI unveils app for IT services major Wipros Wipro evaluating sale of cheered the lower-than-ex- Against the cumulative pliance cost of unorganised part of the TVS conglomer- Ankit Mehra GyanDhan is
users to rate call quality promoter and billionaire their holding in the com- pected goods and services current tax rate of 2%, the fi- jewellers and hence narrow ate, has decided to foster the an online marketplace for
NEW DELHI chairman Azim Premji pany is baseless and mali- tax (GST) rates on the nal GST rate at 3% is higher, the gap between making start-up ecosystem in the education loans for students
Telecom regulator TRAI on wrote to its employees deny- cious. There is no truth to sector. while the import duty will charges of unorganised and area of financial services aspiring to pursue studies
Monday introduced a new ing that a sale of stake was these unsubstantiated ru- The Centre announced continue at prevalent rates, organised jewellers, it said. and technology. abroad. It uses proprietary
app MyCall that enables being considered. On mours. Mr. Premji has been 3% tax on gold jewellery, ratings firm ICRA said. According to brokerage This is part of a larger ex- logic to underwrite large
subscribers to rate the Monday, a news website had at the helm of the company which was in line with the ICRA expects the same to firm Motilal Oswal, Titan, ercise to pursue its goal in ticket education loans.
quality of a phone call. The reported that the promoters that has evolved from a re- 2-6% rates mentioned in the be passed on to end custom- which has only 5% share of the digital technology space. Typically, Sundaram Fin-
application will help mobile of Wipro were in the early gional vegetables oil firm to GST draft rules. ers and the higher tax is not the total jewellery market in ance Group will be looking
phone users rate their stages of evaluating the sale a global technology leader Analysts reckon that the likely to cause any major India, could be a gainer over Equity investment at investments with ticket
experience about voice call of the company or some of over the last 50 years. organised sector would gain disruption to the gold jew- the medium term post GST In line with this thought pro- sizes of $1 million or less. It
quality in real-time and help its units. I continue to be incred- under GST as it would in- ellery demand. implementation. cess, the group has decided will be looking at picking up
TRAI gather customer Mr. Premji, who is also ibly excited about the poten- crease the compliance cost Given the pricing power to put in an undisclosed sum minority stakes in such ven-
experience data along with the majority shareholder, in tial of the IT industry and for the unorganised sector. Unorganised sector of the Tanishq brand, we do in the form of equity invest- tures.The aim is to associ-
network data, the regulator an email, said he remained Wipro. I see enormous en- Titan Co. Ltd. rose 17%, According to Ambit Capital, not think passing on the in- ment in a Delhi-based start- ate with firms where there is
said in a statement. After a committed to Wipro. As on ergy within the company to the highest among the jew- unorganised sector ac- crease of 1% will be any up GyanDhan. The invest- synergy with group
call ends, a pop-up will March 31, he and his family power the success of our cli- ellery stocks, to close at counts for 80% of the $40 problem,the brokerage ment is being made through strategy, said T.T. Srinivas-
appear requesting the user to owned about 73.25% of the ents and therefore the suc- 552.40. billion jewellery market and firm said in a report. Sundaram Finance Hold- araghavan, managing dir-
rate the call. PTI company. cess of Wipro, he wrote. ings, a subsidiary of ector, Sundaram Finance.




In-form Yuvraj Indias X-factor Bangladesh makes 182

Tamim Iqbal top-scores with 95; Starc picks up four
Kohli stresses that the left-handers sublime innings was the diference against Pakistan
> My innings on
is dedicated to all
Shreedutta Chidananda the heroes &
BIRMINGHAM survivors
Virat Kohli later said he had Yuvraj Singh
on Twitter
felt like a club cricketer,
watching the man at the years away and if India is
other end belt the ball building a team for the fu-
around effortlessly while he ture, it might look beyond
was plodding along. the old guard; plus his field-
Pakistans fielders possibly ing is not what it once was (it
felt the same way, a shock to is why he stands at third
the system after having kept man). But how can there be
India relatively quiet for 35 any criticism when Yuvraj,
overs. 35 or not, bats like this and
wins matches for India?
No equal, no rival Hes done it in India. And
On days like these, Yuvraj now hes continuing it in
Singh has no equal, no rival. England, said Kohli.
There is no matching his If he plays like that, the Lone Ranger: Tamim Iqbal stood tall among Bangladeshs ruins. *
shots or his fluid bat-swing team is always in a good
or indeed how painless he space because you can really Agence France-Presse ets from his 8.3 overs. CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
makes it all look. Yuvraj was rely on him to come in and LONDON Australia, whose final Australia had made 83 for
man-of-the-match at Edgba- just play a match-changing Tamim Iqbal offered group match is against Eng- one in 16 overs when rain
ston on Sunday; he made innings. And hell end up do- Bangladeshs lone resistance land in Birmingham on June interrupted the chase
only 53, but it was some ing it three out of five times. with a valiant 95 as Australia 10, was the victim of one of
half-century. Thats why we back him at restricted his side to 182 out the all-time great upsets David Warner (40) and
The way he batted was that spot. in Mondays Champions when Bangladesh beat it by captain Steve Smith (22)
the way only he can strike The way Yuvi has come Trophy Group A clash. five wickets in an one-day were at the crease
the ball, Kohli said, hitting back and scored in the last After hitting 128 against match in Cardiff in 2005. CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
low full tosses for fours and Catalyst: It was vintage Yuvraj Singh on display at Edgbaston on Sunday as he carted the series and now taking the ini- England in Bangladeshs
tiative in this game, its been
sixes, and even digging out
yorkers for fours. I think that
bowlers to propel India to a big score which proved beyond Pakistans reach. AP *

beautiful to see.
opening match on Thursday,
Tamim was the main man

really deflated the opposi- of rust here. Only Shadab the bowler, and two balls for the England series in It is early days yet in the once again, but this time he Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal c 1; Extras (lb-6, w-3): 9; Total:
tion and that gave me a bit of Khan had him in trouble later with the crowd January a return to one- Champions Trophy but India lacked support and was un- Hazlewood b Starc 95, Soumya 182 (in 44.3 overs).
time to settle in from the with a wrong un, when to singing his name swung a day international cricket can take comfort from its able to stop Australia taking Sarkar c Wade b Hazlewood 3, Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-37, 3-
other end. Yuvi just took all Pakistans horror Hasan Ali short delivery over square after three years. work in Birmingham. control at The Oval. Imrul Kayes c Finch b Cummins 53, 4-122, 5-141, 6-153, 7-181,
the pressure off me. When grassed a simple chance at leg in one smooth motion. He made a brilliant 150 in After the presentation ce- While Tamim was rock 6, Mushfiqur Rahim lbw b Hen- 8-181, 9-181.
he got out, I took over. But long-off. Obviously, if you drop Cuttack, when India was 25 remony, Yuvraj spoke of how solid, hitting his 95 off 114 riques 9, Shakib Al Hasan lbw b Australia bowling: Starc 8.3-2-
his innings was the differ- Hasan bowled the very players like Yuvraj Singh and for three, and demonstrated Indias fans had made the balls with six fours and three Head 29, Sabbir Rahman c 29-4, Hazlewood 10-0-40-1,
ence in the game. next over, the games 43rd, Virat Kohli, Azhar Ali mused that it was far too early to day special, likening the at- sixes, Shakib Al Hasan was Smith b Zampa 8, Mahmudul- Cummins 8-1-22-1, Head 8-0-
Yuvraj had missed Indias and was quickly shown the later, theyre going to make write him off. mosphere to that at a World the next highest on 29. lah b Zampa 8, Mehedi Hasan b 33-1, Henriques 5-0-30-1,
warm-up games ahead of the magnitude of his error. you pay. Some of those questions Cup final. Pace bowler Mitchell Starc 14, Mashrafe Mortaza b Zampa 4-1-13-2, Maxwell 1-0-
Champions Trophy with a Yuvraj punched an at- There were questions are not without merit the He made it just as special Starc was Australias most ef- Starc 0, Rubel Hossain b Starc 9-0.
virus, but there was no sign tempted yorker straight past when Yuvraj was called up next World Cup is still two for them. fective force with four wick- 0, Mustafizur Rahman (not out) Toss: Bangladesh.

Realising the game will be Emotional Murray in quarters

shortened, we went for broke Wawrinka, Nishikori and Cilic round of the last-eight; Pliskova advances
India captain delighted with sides game awareness, opening partnership Agence France-Presse
Shreedutta Chidananda And we decided to play an
BIRMINGHAM extra seamer against Andy Murray racked up his
Virat Kohli was on 44 off 56 Pakistan, purely because 650th career win on Monday
balls at one point during his that becomes a wicket-taking to reach the Roland Garros
innings at Edgbaston on option. Precisely only be- quarterfinals where he was
Sunday before bludgeoning cause of the opposition, we joined by 2015 champion
37 off the next 12. The levee went with that Stan Wawrinka.
broke with an extraordinary combination. After brushing aside
shot, a short ball pulled off Rohit Sharma had not Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-4,
the front foot over the long- played international cricket 6-4, World No. 1 Murray took
on boundary. That was the since October and Shikhar the microphone to remem-
start of a period of remark- Dhawan had not played an ber the 29 people who died
able acceleration from India, ODI for a full year when he in the recent outrages in
which hammered 72 runs off was called up for the Eng- Britain.
the last four overs. land series in January. It de- Obviously, there was ter-
Till 40 I was easing into lighted Kohli that their part- rible tragedy in London and
the game, Kohli said later. nership had been fruitful. Manchester. Paris has had its
After that, seeing how The way Shikhar batted problems too in recent
shortened the game was, was really good to see, Kohli years, said Murray. I am
Yuvi and I decided that we said. Rohit was taking a bit sure everyone will join me...
were going to take it on. He of time because, under- we share our thoughts and
started striking it really well. Heart-warming: Virat Kohli was gladdened by standably so, hes come back prayers with everyone who
I couldnt get it away. We Shikhar Dhawans good knock. MICHAEL STEELE/ GETTY IMAGES
* after so long to international has been affected.
went off about four times cricket. IPL is very different I appreciate everyone Flashy as ever: Gael Monils delighted the crowd with some eye-catching shots but
(for the rain) and came back many things at that stage. cision that Kohli had from scoring international still coming out to support Stan Wawrinka was just too strong. REUTERS *

in. That made it difficult. But when he got out, I de- pondered over for a long runs, against a quality bowl- the tennis. I am grateful that
When Yuvi came in, we cided to stay still and just time. We had named 12 yes- ing attack as well. Its a great I can still perform in front of seventh time, a record for a World No. 2 Karolina Bopanna and Gabriela
didnt go back out again. He back the strokes that I have terday (Friday), and then we thing that he took his time, everyone. Japanese man. Pliskova, Caroline Garcia, Si- Dabrowski advanced to the
started striking from ball and a few connected. decided in the morning that played a long innings. Murray broke serve on Wawrinka, the third seed, mona Halep and Elina Svito- mixed semifinals at the ex-
one. That took pressure off the surface was hard enough Both of them starting five occasions; before booked his quarterfinal spot lina moved into the last pense of No. 2 seeds Sania
me. Maybe I should have Change in combination for the bowlers to keep hit- well was the main factor for Monday, Khachanov had with a 7-5, 7-6(7), 6-2 win eight. Mirza and Ivan Dodig, beat-
given him the strike. Playing India left out Mohammed ting good, hard lengths and us last time (2013 Champions held serve for 48 successive over Gael Monfils, the last Seventh seeds Rohan ing them 6-3, 6-4.
correct shots I was trying too Shami and R. Ashwin, a de- use the bouncer every over. Trophy) as well. service games. French player in the mens
Murray will next face draw. THE RESULTS
eighth seed Kei Nishikori Marin Cilic completed the
Men: Fourth round: 1-Andy oline Garcia (Fra) bt Alize Cor-

We just do the basics England faces tough who defeated Fernando Ver-
dasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0.
Nishikori has now made the
quarterfinal line-up when
Kevin Anderson retired with
a thigh injury trailing 6-3,
Murray (GBr) bt Karen
Khachanov (Rus) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4;
net (Fra) 6-2, 6-4.
2-Karolina Pliskova (Cze) bt
8-Kei Nishikori (Jpn) bt Veronic Cepede Royg (Par) 2-6,
wrong: Arthur test against Kiwis last eight of a Slam for the
3-0. Fernando Verdasco (Esp) 0-6,
6-4, 6-4, 6-0.
6-3, 6-4.
5-Elina Svitolina (Ukr) bt
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD Seedings vindicated 7-Marin Cilic (Cro) bt Kevin Petra Martic (Cro) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5;
Special Correspondent that sets the tone. Seven of the top seeds have Anderson (RSA) 6-3, 3-0 retd.; 3-Simona Halep (Rom) bt 21-
Birmingham While admitting that the Lot at stake for both the teams Men made the quarterfinals, with 3-Stan Wawrinka (Sui) bt 15- Carla Suarez Navarro (Esp) 6-1,
A disappointed Mickey Ar- result was a reality check of Carreno Busta v Nadal Pablo Carreno Busta playing Gael Monfils (Fra) 7-5 7-6(7) 6-1.
thur rued Pakistans failure where we are in our one-day Press Trust of India Thiem v Djokovic the role of gate-crasher hav- 6-2; 2-Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Mixed doubles: Quarterfinals:
to do the simple things cricket at the moment, Ar- Cardiff Women ing knocked out fifth seed 19-Albert Ramos-Vinolas (Esp) 7-Gabriela Dabrowski (Can) &
right after Sundays heavy thur bristled at the sugges- After a comfortable outing Mladenovic v Bacsinszky Milos Raonic on Sunday. 7-6(5), 6-1, 6-3. Rohan Bopanna bt 2-Ivan Dodig
defeat to India at Edgbaston. tion that Pakistan was play- in the tournament opener, Ostapenko v Wozniacki
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD On the womens side, Women: Fourth round: 28-Car- (Cro) & Sania Mirza 6-3, 6-4.
The worrying thing for me, ing worse than when he title favourite England is set
and it has been for a period took over a year ago. to face a much stiffer test
of time, is we just do the ba-
sics wrong. We do the
Thats a total insult to
say, he said. If you have a
against New Zealand in a
crucial Champions Trophy
simple things wrong. We look at our records over the Group A fixture on Tuesday. Roland Garros: SS Select 1 & SS Select 1 HD, 2
drop simple catches. We last year weve won two There is a lot at stake for HD, 5.25 p.m.
dont run well enough series. Our brand of cricket both teams. England will Football: India vs Nepal: STAR Sports 2 &
between wickets. We dont has changed. We had a poor put its one foot in the semi- STAR Sports 2 HD, 7 p.m.
hit the keeper with our game today and the change finals with a second success-
throws. We dont under-
stand when to bowl our vari-
is not going to happen
ive win while New Zealand
will aim for two full points
Former Newcastle
ations, he said.
Pakistan had not been en-
Arthur denied that Wa-
hab Riaz, who walked off
after rain denied it a crack at
Australia and the two teams
Kane Williamson. *
REUTERS midielder
tirely confident, Arthur felt.
My issue is fear. We had a
with an ankle injury, was
not fully fit.Lets get some-
settled for a point each in a
game that produced no
named his Cheick Tiote dead
couple of guys that were in thing straight first off. Wa- result. Nonetheless, an exciting
Agence France-Presse
the clouds at the start. And hab Riaz was fully fit. England could not have contest is in the offing with London
hoped for a better start to New Zealand showing a lot
the tournament as it of promise against Australia. Ivory Coast international midfielder and
thrashed a lacklustre Captain Kane Williamson former Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote
Bangladesh in the first led from the front against has died aged 30 while training with his
match on Thursday. the trans-Tasmanian rival Chinese club Beijing Enterprises, his
The host will also have to with a ninth ODI hundred. spokesman announced in a statement on
deal with the absence of fast Luke Ronchi looked in Monday.
bowling all-rounder Chris ominous touch at the top of Tiote, who was part of the Ivory Coast
Woakes. Steven Finn has the order and alongside squad that delivered the 2015 Africa Cup of
Martin Guptill, forms a dan- Nations after a 23 year drought, had only
PLAYING TODAY gerous combination. moved to China in February after ending a
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD The Black Caps lost their seven year stay with Newcastle United. It is
way towards the end of the with deep sadness that I confirm that my
England vs New Zealand client Cheick Tiote sadly passed away after
innings and they would be
Bad luck: Wahab Riazs injury only compounded Pakistans STAR Sports 1 (SD & HD), collapsing in training, Tiotes spokesman
aiming to rectify that in the
problems. MICHAEL STEELE/GETTY IMAGES 3 p.m. Emanuele Palladino said.



Another dominant display by Warriors BTC team
meets CM
James triple-double to no avail; Cavaliers have their work cut out in home games Aditya Bharadwaj
Agencies ter than in the first meeting. A delegation of the Ban-
Oakland NBA Much more physical galore Turf Club (BTC)
Golden State Warriors over- today than we were in Game management met Chief
came 20 turnovers and a away from making their case One. And we forced them to Minister Siddaramaiah on
triple-double by Clevelands as the greatest team of all 20 turnovers and they still Monday over the non-re-
LeBron James to beat Cleve- time. beat us pretty good, so we newal of the Clubs licence
land Cavaliers 132-113 at the got to be much better too, to hold races which has
Oracle Aarena on Sunday Elite company he said. disrupted the summer
and push its Finals series Durant became only the The game marked the re- races schedule.
lead to 2-0. third player in NBA history to turn of Warriors coach Steve BTC chairman Y. Jagan-
Warriors forward Kevin score 25 points in his first Kerr, who was sidelined nath said that his team had
Lahiri delights to inish a Durant was once again the seven NBA Finals appear- earlier in April by persistent a cordial meeting with the
career-best second best player on the court as he ances, joining Michael back pain following several CM, who gave a patient
DUBLIN electrified the gold-clad sold- Jordan and Shaquille ONeal. surgeries. He said he inten- hearing and assured that
Indias Anirban Lahiri shot out crowd in Oakland with James came out strong, ded to coach the team for the he would take a look at the
one of the best rounds of his 33 points and 13 rebounds to with 18 first half points but remainder of the best-of- file and take a suitable de-
fledgling PGA Tour career go along with five blocks struggled down the stretch seven series. cision. He expressed con-
with a bogey-free seven- three steals. on both ends of the floor, While the Warriors are fidence that the races
under 65 to finish second at Guard Stephen Curry had scoring just two fourth looking strong they will no would begin soon. How-
the Memorial golf a triple-double of his own quarter points and turning doubt be keen to keep their ever, other sources said
tournament here on Sunday. but also committed eight the ball over four times. foot on the gas. that the CM was non-com-
After shooting one of his best turnovers. The games defining se- They had a 3-1 lead over mittal on renewing the li-
rounds, Lahiri then waited for Curry and Durant have quence came in the third Cleveland in last years Finals cence at the earliest.
over three hours to see been hailed as the best duo quarter when Curry used a before the Cavs stormed The Finance Depart-
whether his clubhouse target in the NBA but the Warriors dazzling display of dribbling back to win it in seven ment, the licensing author-
of 10-under would hold out guard said they were just try- to dart past the much-bigger games. ity for BTC, had refused to
for one of the most stunning ing to play good basketball. James and finish with a layup Game Three is in Cleve- renew the licence for June.
wins this season. In the end, Im not its for us to de- off the glass. land on Wednesday. Sources indicate that the
Lahiri finished tied second bate, Curry said. Were That basket pushed the The result: department is not keen on
with Rickie Fowler as Jason young, healthy, and playing a Warriors lead to 10 as Curry Golden State Warriors 132 renewing the licence till
Dufner found a second wind game we love. let out a scream and the (Durant 33, Green 12, the Criminal Investigation
on the back nine and won by With the win, the Warriors crowd went into a frenzy. Thompson 22, Curry 32) bt Department (CID) probe
three. PTI set an NBA record for most After the game James said Cleveland Cavaliers 113 (James Dominant duo: The combined might of Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry proved too much for the into the alleged doping
consecutive playoff victories that despite losing by 19 29, Love 27, Irving 19). Warriors Cavaliers even as LeBron James produced an impressive show in Game 2 of the NBA Finals at the scandal and alleged finan-
Sarath Kumar picks up at 14. They are now two wins points, his team played bet- lead 2-0. Warriors home court on Sunday. AFP *
cial mismanagement of the
two points Club affairs was com-
SUZUKA (JAPAN) pleted.
S. Sarath Kumar of RAMA
Honda Racing team picked up
two points in the first
Chhetri to sit out Nepal friendly Nepal tackling post-quake blues The file has been put up
for final decision before
Siddaramaiah, for he is
SuperSport 600 race also the Finance Minister.
finishing in 14th place and Constantine wants his key player for tougher contests National team doesnt have a stadium to train in
drew a blank in the second
the mark, as far as fitness is named the captain in Chhet-
> We need friends to it difficult to play them,
where he was 18th, in the Nandakumar Marar Nandakumar Marar
MUMBAI concerned, but is not 22 ris absence. India (ranked MUMBAI (but) we will give a tough
third round of FIM Asia Road help us gain
Sunil Chhetri is likely to sit now. 100 in FIFA nations list) will For Biraj Mahajan, catching fight. Koji is a former J-
Racing Championship here
over the weekend. out the international At his age (32 years), face 169-ranked Nepal at the up with Indian football is far
experience League manager with Shim- thrashes
The Chennai-based rider now friendly against Nepal des- there is a tendency to pick Mumbai Football Arena on down in his list of priorities. izu S-Pulse.
has nine points and is in 19th pite recovering from a torn up injuries and needs time Tuesday. For the Nepal national team
Koji Gyotoku
Nepal coach Nepal is using Tuesdays MPSCB
place. RAMA Hondas Rajiv hamstring. Stephen Con- to recover. It is my job to Replying to a query about captain, training for an inter- friendly at Mumbai Football
Sethu finished outside of stantine is clear about pro- protect him. The India the home team rated the fa- national friendly in a proper from All India Football Fed- Arena to prepare for next Sports Bureau
points in both the races in the tecting his key player for coach stressed that trying vourite, instead of under- football stadium tops the eration for an international weeks Asian Cup Qualifier LUCKNOW
Asia Production class. PTI tougher contests ahead, out new players (debutants) dogs as it used to happen wishlist. friendly in Mumbai, as re- against Yemen. A star-studded Petroleum
primarily the 2019 Asian was aimed at ensuring more earlier, Constantine replied: Following the devastating placement team following We are preparing for a Sports Promotion Board
Gaurav Chauhan enters Cup Qualifiers. options for each position. FIFA ranking is just one as- earthquake in 2015, which Lebanons pullout, was like better tomorrow, explained (PSPB) began its campaign
medal round He is certainly not play- Chhetris teammates on pect, a number. It depends wreaked havoc around the divine intervention. Facing Mahajan, appreciative of the in the mens National
ASTANA (KAZAKHSTAN) ing the Nepal game, said the Federation Cup-winning on a number of variations countryside including the India, ranked 100 by FIFA, is rapid strides taken by Indian hockey championship B Di-
Gaurav Chauhan (91kg) the Indian chief coach, an- Bengaluru FC squad, Udanta and results achieved by Dashrath Stadium in Kath- a rare opportunity. football. With federation vision with a 12-0 thrashing
assured himself of at least a swering queries about team Singh and C.K. Vineeth, are other nations comes into mandu, Indias eastern Nepal chief coach, Koji back home still coming to of Major Ports Sports Con-
bronze medal by being the composition. There are still also unlikely to play. consideration. neighbour does not have a Gyotoku from Japan, is look- grips with the situation in trol Board (MPSCB) here
only Indian boxer to register a players staking a claim for India has a healthy re- The national coach stadium for the national ing ahead to his young the post-earthquake phase, on Monday.
victory on the opening day of places in the side against spect for Nepals grit. They brought up AIFF president team footballers to train. squad, making the most of players like Rohit Chand ac- Filled with current and
the Presidents Cup here. Krgyz Republic. are a hard-working side and Praful Patels recent state- The skipper and defender the opportunity. cumulated experience in In- past India players, PSPB
Gaurav defeated Kazakhstans Constantine is clear about will fight for the ball till they ment that getting into FIFAs said: The Dashrath Stadium We need friends to help donesia (Persija Jakarta). rode on a four-goal spree
Erkin in the quarterfinals. the value Chhetri brings to cannot fight any more, said top-50 should be Indias is being renovated. We train us gain competitive experi- Nepal U-19 captain Bimal by Lalit Upadhyay to dom-
Deepak Singh (52kg) and the side with his maturity, Constantine. The two na- next target. I applaud his on astroturf at the All Nepal ence. Indian football has Magar trained with Marbella inate the Pool A game all
Parveen Kumar crashed out experience and leadership. tions played each other 18 optimism, said Con- Football Association (ANFA) gained in knowledge and un- FC in Spain. Chand is likely the way through. Eight dif-
after losing to Kyrgyzstans I would like to see Sunil times, India won 12 against stantine, adding: To get headquarters. der a foreign coach (Stephen to be in the squad against ferent players got their
Musaev and local favourite lead the team in the Asian four victories by the visitors into the first 50 (FIFA foot- Hosting an international Constantine), players de- Constantines side. Indian name on the scoresheet.
Nurbolat Sermakhanov Cup competition (India is and two drawn games. ball-playing countries), we match is tough till the struc- veloped. The gap in rankings club talent scouts may also In another lop-sided
respectively. PTI still to qualify). He is up to Gurpreet Singh has been need to work hard. ture is ready. The invitation (100th against 169th) makes be watching. match, Hockey Him re-
gistered a comprehensive
19-0 victory over Andaman

Real given heroes welcome Lipramayee sets up & Nicobar.



The results: Pool A: Maha-
rashtra 5 (Akshay Jadhav 2,
Kshitij, Chetan shine quickly with the latter Sanjay Toppo, Aniket Gurav,
Odishas win
Agence France-Presse
MADRID remaining unbeaten on 87. Ajinkya Jadhav) bt Telangana
A 99-ball century from 1 (Yogesh Karipa); PSPB 12
Thousands of delirious Real Earlier, Sonnet made an
Kshitij Sharma and a late (Lalit Upadhyay 4, Sher Singh
Madrid fans poured onto the excellent start with openers
blitz from Chetan Bisht 2, Tyron Pereira, Roshan Minz,
streets of the Spanish capital Samarth Singh and Eklavya Special Correspondent napal Singh Gohil 10) bt
helped Collage Cricket Club Tushar Khandker, Mohd. Amir
to catch a glimpse of Cristi- Dwivedi getting half- NOIDA Jharkhand 12.
to an easy six-wicket victory Khan, Diwakar Ram, Bikash
ano Ronaldo and his team- centuries each. Lipramayee top-scored with Karnataka 83 (R. Vishnu 14,
over a star-studded Sonnet Toppo) bt MPSCB 0.
mates on Sunday as they Rishabh Pant was gone two 33 points in guiding Odisha Pratyanshu 14, Vishal Sharma
Club in the quarterfinals of Pool B: Hockey Him 19 (Rinku
paraded the Champions overs later, but Samarth to a 70-46 victory over 11) bt Tripura 18.
the 42nd Lala Raghubir Antil 3, Vijay 3, Jatin 3, At-
League trophy for a record top-scored with 84 off 66 Chandigarh in a league Uttarakhand 59 (Riyanshu
Singh Hot Weather cricket inderpal Singh 2, Randeep
12th time. balls before being caught at match of the 68th National Negi 19, Saksham Gag 12) bt Bi-
tournament. Singh 2, Sunil 2, Sunil Sonkar
Ronaldo, sporting a new extra cover. Sonnet reached junior basketball champion- har 40 (Rahul 23).
Chasing 291, Collage 2, Yadwinder Singh, Amit Mal-
hairdo, and captain Sergio a competitive total, but it ship at the Shiv Nadar Uni- Girls: Odisha 70 (Lipramayee hotra) bt Andaman & Nicobar
Ramos led the traditional overhauled the target with versity Complex here on 33, Saraswati 17) bt Chandigarh
wasn't enough. 0; Delhi 3 (Parveen Kumar 2,
festivities for a major Real two overs to spare despite Monday. 46 (Nisha 22, Nidhi 10).
The scores: Sonnet 290 for Ankur Patel) bt Andhra Pra-
celebration as the players not having a great start. The results (league): Boys: Telangana 55 (Nashita
seven in 40 overs (Samarth desh 0.
greeted local government Moments to cherish: The Real Madrid team parades the Kshitij Sharma then took Madhya Pradesh 49 (Vishwa- Ameera 16, K. Jyothi 10) bt Bi-
Singh 84, Eklavya Dwivedi 55, Pool C: CISF 6 (Nicky Rajak 3,
dignitaries before parading Champions League trophy on the streets of Madrid. AFP charge, hitting boundaries jeet 15, Sudhanshu 14) bt har 20.
Milind Kumar 45, Pratyush Basant Bharadwaj 2, Adnan
the famous trophy in an at will despite losing wickets Jammu and Kashmir 38 (C. Odisha 85 (Srikanta Jena 22, Wasim) bt Uttarakhand 1 (Vi-
Singh 39, Dhruv Shorey 34)
open-top bus around the headed to the clubs Santiago curity measures were visible at the other end. lost to Collage 291 for four in Harithik 18, Sumit Kumar 10). Sara Naik 19, Suresh Das 18, kas Joshi); Vidarbha 3 (Khalid
Cibeles fountain in the city Bernabeu where a capacity across the city in light of the His 135-run partnership for 37.2 overs (Kshitij Sharma 122, Gujarat 67 (Mahideep Singh Prasanta Baral 13) bt Puduch- Ahmed, Wasim Khan, Sakib
centre. 81,000 fans gathered for fur- recent terror attacks in Lon- the fourth wicket with Bisht Chetan Bisht 87 n.o., Saurabh Gohil 13, Harsh Shah 12, erry 63 (M. Navaneetha 20, V.S. Sayyed) bt Sports Authority
From there the squad ther celebrations. Strict se- don and Manchester. helped the team score Dhaliwal 40 n.o.). Kuldeep Tamallya 12, Krish- Lavan 13, N. Charan Raj 10). of Gujarat 1 (Ruchit Patel).


THE HINDU CROSSWORD 12026 (set by Anon)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 11 Vicar hides new gun (6) 2 Endlessly sick people go to
Russian lake (5)
Gautama marries
8 12 Pig-headed bob turns around
9 10 (8) 3 Harvested on angled ground
13 Without information, think,
read novel (2,3,4) Anusasana Parva of Mahabharata speaks of the greatness of
11 12 5 Scottish bishops stove (6) cows in detail. There is a popular story that also shows the
15 Digital currency hidden in significance of cows, said P.T. Seshadri in a discourse.
Quebec ashrams (5) 6 Reducing to earlier levels Brahma created a beautiful girl, whose beauty was flaw-
13 14 15
deformed ball in rocks (9) less. Brahma gave her the name Ahalya.
16 Wildcat removes second page When the time came for her to be married, there were
16 17 18 19 20 from handbook (5) 7 Confused youngster missing many who came to claim her hand. Indra was one of them.
almost new milk products (7) But sage Narada said that Brahma should get her married
18 Runner, for biscuit initially, only to someone who would appreciate her.
22 23 24 removes lid from tin (9) 8 Canines meal in mess? (4,9) It was, therefore, decided that a contest would be held
and the victor would get to marry her. The contestants had
22 Ill-fated one unable to 14 Accommodate oddly warped to circle the world and he who completed the task first
25 26 appreciate music (4,4) new bird (5,4) would marry Ahalya.
The contestants, who included the Devas, set off to circle
23 Memorial for tellers missing the world.
17 Increases limit in outskirts of
27 28 son (6) Narada, in the meantime, went to Sage Gautama and said
Athens (7)
to him: There is a beautiful girl called Ahalya who should
25 Storied nun, in disguise, Solution to puzzle 12025 Solution to yesterdays Sudoku be your wife. You need a wife by your side for the comple-
19 Build a new condo? Not
trespasses (8,2)
tion of your yagas. Without a wife, how can you go near
ACROSS possible. (2,3,2)
H I A E E R P Agni? Only a married man can do agnihotra and that is why
1 Newly wed welcomes groom 26 Put down round clock (4) O V E R L A Y S A R R E A R Narada urged Gautama to marry.
20 Laments brutal siege after the U C O N E P A I
initially on arch (6) G R E E N M I D D L E MA N But Gautama pointed out that the devas and others had
27 Detect one martial arts teacher Spanish return (7) H M A A E K already started going round the world and he couldnt pos-
4 Electrician to pull over within (6) N EWT O N MA XW E L L
Sicilys boundaries (6)
sibly compete with them.
21 Hidden U.S. university I A O E M E
G A L I L E O H A D R O N Narada then pointed to the Sastras and said: A man who
9 Beat, kill without hesitation on 28 Glides on seashores (6) replaces head of N E M A L S goes round a cow is said to have circled sixteen worlds. And
return (4) undergraduates with last in I N T E R V I EW A D U L T it is also said that if a man sees a cow giving birth, his sins
10 Eastern irms house on DOWN line (6) I MMU N E E I N S T E I N will be wiped out. In your ashram, there is a cow that is
outskirts of Galles carbon O E C N E N E about to give birth. Go round it and claim Ahalya.
neutral town (10) 1 At saloon, make deal (7) 24 Robust shale at sea (5) N A R K E D A G I T A T E D Sage Gautama did as Narada suggested and wed Ahalya.




Sai Samhita advances Ankita loses
Arjun puts out Sanmay Sports Bureau ters (Aus) bt Aastha Dargude
Sports Bureau
Surbiton, UK
AURANGABAD 6-0, 6-1; Sai Dedeepya Yeddula Ankita Raina stumbled in
Special Correspondent Karkal bt Krish Waghani (USA) bt Harshita Chugh 6-2, 6-3.
Sixth seed C. Sai Samhita the third qualifying round,
PUNE 6-3, 6-1; Anargha Ganguly bt C. Sai Samhitha bt Saumya
and eighth seed Alexandra beaten 6-3, 6-4 by Dayana
Arjun Gohad edged out San- Krish Patel 6-1, 7-6(4); Ved Vig 6-2,6-1; Vasavi Ganeshan
Walters made easy work of Yastremska of Ukraine in
may Gandhi in a battle of Kulkarni bt Ameetesh Saxena bt Jennifer Luikham 7-6(6),
their opponents to move the $100,000 ITF womens
wild-card entrants to enter 6-2, 6-2; Kartik Parhar bt 6-1.
Rishikesh Sunkar 6-0, 6-3; into the second round of the tennis tournament in Sur-
the boys second round of Doubles: Snehadevi Reddy &
Daksh Agarwal bt Aarav Sane $15,000 Endurance Aur- biton, Britain. Ankita will
the Arun Wakankar Me- Rishika Sunkara bt Tejasvi Kate
(USA) 6-2, 6-3; Anshul Satav bt angabad Open Women's ITF be competing in doubles,
morial-ATF Asian u-14 series & Swara Kulkarni 6-1, 6-1; Pran-
Aditya Patankar 6-0, 6-2; Arjun Championship here on partnering Emily Webley-
tennis tournament, which jala Yadlapalli & Xiaoxi Zhao
Gohad bt Sanmay Gandhi 6-4, Monday. (Chn) bt Yubarani Banerjee & Smith of Britain.
began here on Monday. Go-
had won 6-4, 6-7(5) 6-4. 6-7(5), 6-4. Former National cham- Mahak Jain 6-3, 6-4. The results: $100,000 ITF
Girls: Abhilasha Bista (Nep) bt pion Samhitha outplayed Fiona Codino (Fra) & Ramya women, Surbiton: Qualifying:
The results (first round): Saumya Vig 6-2, 6-1. Aus-
Sai Bhoyar 6-2, 6-4; Priyanshi Natrajan bt Sindhu Janagam & Third and final round: Dayana
Boys: Jai Gollapudi (USA) bt Bhandari bt Kotistha Modak tralian Walters then Vivien Klein (Ger) 6-2, 6-3; Yastremska (Ukr) bt Ankita
Kafil Kadwekar 6-1, 6-2; 6-2, 6-1; Sanjana Sirimalla bt Ira stormed over qualifier Snehal Mane & Hsin-Yuan Shih Raina 6-3, 6-4; Second
Vishesh Patel bt Neill Pillai 6-2, Shah 6-1, 6-1; Aarya Patil bt Aastha Dargude 6-0, 6-1. (Tpe) bt Shrishti Daas & Dak- round: Ankita bt Monique
6-3; Dev Patel Aryan Deokar Riyah Dugar 6-1, 6-1; Rijul Sid- The results (First round): shata Patel 6-3, 7-6(2). Adamczak (Aus) 7-5, 7-6(5);
6-1, 6-3; Leston Vaz bt Pranav anale bt Pari Chavan 6-2, 6-2; Singles: Sindhu Janagam bt Rutuja Bhosale & Kanika First round: Ankita Raina bt
Gadgil 6-4, 6-3. Yana Dhamija bt Tishya Khan- Arthi Muniyan 7-5, 6-3; Shweta Vaidya bt Nidhi Chilumula & Laura Deigman (GBr) 6-2,
Malhar Rajpal (Hkg) bt delwal 6-1, 6-3; Roshni Ghosal Chandra Rana bt Prakriti Ban- Shweta Chandra Rana 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Man of the moment: With penalties looming, Luca Vido (10) broke Zambian hearts by heading in Dhruv Suresh 6-3, 6-2; Vardhan bt Tenzin Mendez 6-3, 7-6(3). wani 6-4, 6-3; Alexandra Wal- [11-9]. $25,000 ITF women, Naman-
the decisive goal in the 111th minute. AFP * gan, Uzbekistan: First round:
Karman Kaur Thandi bt Yas-

In our days, it was a good, friendly rivalry

mina Karimjanova (Uzb) 7-6

Italy downs Zambia Pakistan great Mushtaq Mohammad reminisces on his relationship with India
(1), 6-2. Doubles: Anna Mor-
gina & Yana Sizikova (Rus) bt
Gozal Ainitdinova (Kaz) &
Natasha Palha 6-2, 6-1. Quali-
fying: Second and final
To meet England in the semiinals Shreedutta Chidananda happened on Sunday. ous international cricket at
round: Dhruthi Venugopal bt
Laylo Bakhodirova (Uzb) 6-1,
Birmingham The rivalry is still huge home. It has hurt the team
AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE years Under-19 European fi- 6-2; Varvara Kuznetsova (Rus)
Seoul FIFA U-20 WC nalist into a last four meeting
Mushtaq Mohammad is in a between the two countries. greatly, Mushtaq feels. bt Natasha Palha 6-2,6-4; Po-
hurry because he has to In our days, it was a good We are unfortunate. We
Italy recovered from a man with England, which lina Merenkova (Uzb) bt Kyra
restart and even when Fash- break his fast. It is late even- friendly rivalry. are forced to play our home Shroff 6-2, 6-2.
and a goal down to beat downed Mexico 1-0.
ion Sakala struck in the 84th ing and Attock CC has nearly We were able to bring season away from home in
Zambia 3-2 in extra time and The results: $15,000 ITF women,
minute, substitute Federico shut for the day. harmony. Cricket built great the UAE. Pakistan has not
set up an Under-20 World Quarterfinals: Italy 3 (Orsolini Gimcheon: Qualifying: first
Dimarcos 88th-minute free- 50, Dimarco 88, Vido 111) bt
Only half a dozen players bridges between the two been able to produce players
Cup semifinal against Eng- round: Theiviya Selvarajoo
kick sent the game into extra Zambia 2 (Daka 4, Sakala 84) remain, playing tennis ball countries. At times cricket like ( Javed) Miandad, Saeed
land on Monday. (Mas) bt Ashmitha Easwara-
time. Kenneth Kalunga nar- after extra time; Mexico 0 lost cricket barefoot in one was used to defuse the ten- Anwar, Inzamam (-ul-Haq),
Things looked bleak for murthi 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
rowly missed after skilfully to England 1 (Solanke 47). corner of this quiet, green sion between the two Wasim (Akram), Waqar
the Azzurri, who had gone juggling the ball past Italys field. To one side is Moseley countries. $15,000 Futures, Namangan:
Venezuela 2 (Penaranda 96, (Younis) or Shoaib (Akhtar). First round: Vishnu Vardhan
behind to Patson Dakas defence, before another Ferraresi 115) bt USA 1 Schools old, Gothic build- If cricket, which is a These were the products bt Denis Matsukevitch (Rus)
early goal, when Giuseppe Italian substitute, Luca Vido, (Ebobisse 117) after extra time; ing, towering over the land. small commodity, can bring Mushtaq Mohammad. when the team was on a 6-3, 6-3; Artur Shakh-
Pezzella was sent off for a headed the decisive goal Portugal 2 (Xande Silva 1, D. Trees line the boundary; two nations together on a * SHREEDUTTA CHIDANANDA high. nubaryan (Rus) bt Mohit
shove following a video re- from a Dimarco corner in Goncalves 41) drew with Ur- birds chirp; it is a gloriously playing field, why cant they
Todays youngsters Mayur 6-4, 6-4.
view just before half-time. the 111th minute. uguay 2 (S. Bueno 16, F. Val- idyllic setting. do it politically? tour turned out with Bedi
havent seen their heroes $15,000 Futures, Hua Hin:
But Riccardo Orsolini The late strike knocked verde 50-pen). Uruguay won on Mushtaq, friend, patron conceding an ODI in Sahiwal
play at home. First round: Patrick Daciek
scored five minutes after the out Zambia, sending last penalties (5-4). and president of the club Fond memories in protest against Pakistans
Thats why Pakistan (USA) & Calum Puttergill
named after the district in The 73-year-old recalls unchecked short-pitched
cricket has slumped. Once (Aus) bt Kelsey Stevenson
Pakistani Punjab its founders games against India with bowling the great left-arm
we start playing at home, (Can) & Niki Poonacha 6-4,
TABLE TENNIS are from takes his seat on a much fondness. Playing In- spinner was only warm off 3-6, [10-5]; Denis Yevseyev
little bench outside the dia in India is a great the field, says Mushtaq. Pakistan will grow.
(Kaz) & Karunuday Singh bt
As he walks off, maintain-
UTT player draft on June 9 pavilion.
The former Pakistan all-
rounder, who played 57 Tests
memory in itself. Getting a
hundred at Feroze Shah
Kotla (in February 1961) was
Bishan is like a brother to
me. Both of us played for the
same county Northamp-
ing that Indian and Pakistani
players have always been
Anthony Susanto & David
Agung Susanto (Ina) 6-3, 6-0.
Qualifying: Third and final
Sports Reporter Each of the six franchises (Qat, 48), Joao Monteiro (Por, for his country, scoring 10 special. tonshire. We lived together friends, Mushtaq reflects on round: Palaphoom Kovapituk-
CHENNAI get to pick six players each. 49), Liam Pitchford (Eng, 51). hundreds and taking 79 That was my first Test for six years in England. a deeper, personal connec- ted (Tha) bt Ankit Chopra 6-3,
The player draft for the Ulti- wickets, has lived in these hundred and it came against Whenever I go to Delhi, I stay tion with India. 6-3.
The pool: Overseas players: Women: Han Ying (Ger, 9), Wu
mate Table Tennis (UTT) Men: Wong Chun Ting (Hkg, Yang (Chn, 12), Doo Hoi Kem parts for a long time now. India. Then playing India in with him. Whenever he You know, I was born in $15,000 Futures, Singapore:
league will be held on June 9 World No. 7), Marcos Freitas (Hkg, 13), Hu Melek (Tur, 15), It always causes a stir in Pakistan (when he was cap- comes to Birmingham, he Junagadh in Kathiawar (Gu- Qualifying: Second and final
in Mumbai. The countrys (Por, 16), Tiago Apolonia (Por, Liu Jia (Aut, 17), Petrissa Solja Birmingham (where nearly a tain and oversaw a Test uses this ground. Hes been jarat) before we migrated to round: Christian Oliver Lee
first ever professional table 19), Stefan Fegerl (Aut, 21), Kou (Ger, 20), Lee Ho Ching (Hkg, quarter of the population is series win) is also a pleasant here on a number of occa- Pakistan in 1947, he says. (Mas) bt P.C. Vignesh 6-2,
tennis league will be held in Lei (Ukr, 24), Panagiotis Gionis 33), Yu Fu (Por, 35), Li Qian of South Asian descent), he memory, when Bishan Bedi sions. I get on well with Sunil We moved when I was a 6-4; Anirudh Chandrasekar bt
three cities Chennai ( July (Gre, 36), Aruna Quadri (Ngr, (Pol, 37), Sabine Winter (Ger, says disapprovingly, when brought the team over in Gavaskar too. five-year-old. I havent been Taha Kapadia 6-2, 6-2; Bruno
13-20), New Delhi ( July 21-26) 37), Andrej Gacina (Cro, 38), 39), Polina Mikhailova (Rus, India and Pakistan meet in a 1978. These days, though, back since. Id love to go to Mardones (Esp) bt Suraj
and Mumbai ( July 27-30). Par Gerell (Swe, 44), Li Ping 54), Tetyana Bilenko (Ukr, 56). cricket match, as it Despite how that historic Pakistan does not play seri- my Junagadh again. Prabodh 6-3, 6-1.


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Peak power demand hits
new high as Capital sizzles
Naidu launches waste Expert says trend will change only if the government takes stringent measures
segregation scheme
NEW DELHI Soumya Pillai
Emphasising the importance New Delhi
of solid waste management, With the Capital reeling un-
Union Urban Development der a heat wave, the power
Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu demand broke all previous
on Monday urged Delhiites to records and reached a coun-
segregate garbage to prevent try-wide high on Monday.
environmental degradation. The peak power demand
Speaking at the launch of a touched 6361 MW at 3:06
municipal solid waste p.m., which was 12% more
segregation programme than the power demand re-
here, Mr. Naidu said: The
corded on the same day last
two most pertinent issues
year. The previous record
plaguing the world right now
was 6261 MW recorded on
are terrorism and climate
July 1, 2016.
On Sunday, the city had
CITY PAGE 2 recorded the highest tem-
perature of the season, with
Palam recording the max-
Five members of Manjeet imum of 47 degree Celsius.
Mahal gang arrested
NEW DELHI Cause for concern
Five members of the Manjeet It is not surprising that Del-
Mahal gang, including a hiites resorted to air condi-
woman, were arrested tioners, pushing the power
around 6 a.m. following a demands to a new high.
tip-of on June 3 from west A report released by the Cooling down: Youngsters take a splash to beat the heat. On Monday, the maximum
Delhis Uttam Nagar, the Central Electricity Authority temperature in the city settled at 44.6 degrees Celsius. SUSHIL KUMAR *

police said on Monday. With (CEA) last year highlighted

Hot spell continues in city

the arrest of Vikas Dalal (27), that Delhi consumes more
Gaurav (23), Kaptan (22), electricity than States such
Hemant (22) and Tikmu alias as Himachal Pradesh,
Reena (23), the police said Jammu and Kashmir, Ut-
the war between the Manjeet tarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Minimum temperature above average; rain likely in 2 days
Mahal and Kapil Sangwan Goa, Kerala, Bihar,
gangs may get suspended. Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim Staff Reporter sons average. A weather official said
CITY PAGE 3 and the Northeast com- NEW DELHI Areas under Lodhi Road, there was a possibility of
bined. Heat wave conditions pre- Ridge and Ayanagar recor- rain/thunderstorm accom-
It also uses more power vailed for the second con- ded a maximum temperat- panied with squally winds
than all other metros put global warming. tioners and cushions sub- secutive in the Capital on ure of 43.6, 45.5 and 45.2 de- between the evenings of
Tripura Guv hails Delhi
Metro as one of the best
together. <
> High temperature
and huge She said the Delhi govern- stantial household energy Monday, with the maximum grees Celsius, respectively. June 6 and June 8, with peak
The household electricity ment gives a 50% power sub- costs. temperature settling at 44.6 Palam, which had recorded rain and thunderstorm activ-
NEW DELHI dependence on air
consumption per capita is sidy to households for a degrees Celsius. 47 degrees on June 4, was ity likely on June 7.
Tripura Governor Tathagata conditioners are
about 43 units per month monthly consumption of up Energy audit What made conditions slighter cooler at 45.8 de-
Roy on Monday took a ride on part of a vicious
against a national average of to 400 kWh. Delhis average The government must in- worse was that the temper- grees Celsius. The last time Relief on the way
the Delhi Metro, including its
25, the report said. circle that Delhiites consumption is only about troduce a mandatory energy ature did not fall drastically the temperature was this This is likely to bring down
recently opened heritage
corridor, and hailed the mass Anumita Roychowdhury, need to break 181 Kwh, and nearly two- audit and consumption- at night, with the minimum high in the city was in 2014, temperatures under the 40
rapid transit facility as one of executive director, Centre fifths of the households con- based energy billing to im- temperature recorded at when the Palam observatory degrees Celsius-mark,
Anumita Roychowdhury
the best in the world. The for Science and Environ- Executive director, CSE
sume less than 100 kWh per prove operational efficiency 33.6 degrees Celsius. had recorded a maximum of providing the much-needed
Governor boarded a train ment (CSE), said high tem- month. of all buildings. It must also The maximum was the 47.8 degrees Celsius. relief to the city. On Tues-
from Central Secretariat perature and huge depend- only when the government make it obligatory for all same as that recorded on day, the maximum and min-
metro station and travelled ence on air conditioners are takes some stringent meas- Power of subsidy buildings to publicly disclose June 4, which was the hot- Dry conditions imum temperatures are
up to Kashmere Gate. He was part of a vicious circle that ures, Ms. Roychowdhury The subsidy, thus, allows the data on annual energy test day of the season. The It was also a dry day, with likely to hover at 43 and 33
all praises, said a metro Delhiites need to break. said, adding that air condi- comfortable use of a number usage along with the built-up minimum temperature was the humidity level oscillating degrees Celsius, respect-
oicial. PTI This cycle can be broken tioners also contribute to of appliances like air condi- area, she said. six degrees above the sea- between 40% and 19%. ively.

Iranian assaulted at JNU after Indo-Pak match Woman

Police complaint iled; former JNUSU joint secretary among those named
Six-year-old dies inside gangraped,
Staff Reporter
tionals, for simply feeling
happy for my country, said
locked car in Rani Bagh murdered
An Iranian student at Jawa- Mr. Sharma.
harlal Nehru University The Iranian student fur- Victim had burns on body, may have died of heat Ashok Kumar
( JNU) was allegedly assaul- ther accused Vinay of unruly GURUGRAM
ted by a group of 10 students behaviour and requested the Hemani Bhandari of Police (North-West) the car had left the vehicle Three men allegedly gan-
late on Sunday night. A com- authorities to take appropri- NEW DELHI Milind Mahadeo unattended for some time. graped a woman and
plaint in this regard was ate action against him. A six-year-old boy al- Dumebere. The boy might have gone murdered her six-month-
made to the Delhi Police on legedly died of suffocation The child went missing inside then, said the old daughter near Manesar
Monday after the victim ap- Issue resolved and heat after he got stuck around 11:30 a.m., after officer. last month.
proached the Chief Proctor In a tight spot: The student was allegedly thrashed by a group The university, meanwhile, inside a car for over four which his parents Ram The officer added that The incident happened
of the university. of students on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR
* said the issue had been hours in north-west Delhis Gopal and Mamta the permanent cleaner of on May 29, when the wo-
A senior police officer at resolved. Rani Bagh on Monday. launched a search for him. the car was on leave and man, a resident of a village
the Vasant Kunj (north) po- vened, he started arguing... joint secretary Saurabh On Monday evening, the Sonus body was re- Three hours later they ap- there was a new person near Manesar, was on her
lice station confirmed the re- While I was observing the Sharma. Iranian student, Mr. Sharma, covered around 4 p.m. proached the police after cleaning it for the last way to her parents home
ceipt of the complaint. situation, one of them The victim also said that and Mr. Vinay signed a letter from the rear seat of his being unable to find him. couple of days. along with her daughter in
The incident is believed to pushed me and Vinay the group was drunk, an of mutual assurance stating neighbour Vijay Ahujas He will be questioned an auto-rickshaw.
have happened after Indias punched me on the nose. It allegation that was collabor- that the matter had been re- car, which was parked out- Neighbour finds body on Tuesday, he said. According to the police,
win against Pakistan in the was a group of 10 people at ated in a complaint letter solved amicably and that side his residence. The body was later found The post-mortem exam- two male passengers in the
ICC Champions Trophy least [sic]. filed by the security guard they would not level any al- He was immediately by Mr. Ahuja, who then ination will also be con- vehicle started misbehav-
cricket match. In the com- on duty. legation against each other taken to Bhagwan Mahavir called the police. ducted on Tuesday. ing with her and touching
plaint letter, the Iranian stu- ABVP in the dock Denying the allegations, henceforth, the university Hospital, where he was de- The officer said it was Meanwhile, inquest pro- her inappropriately.
dent, who did not wish to be The victim added that some Mr. Sharma said he was as- said. They also agreed that clared brought dead. suspected that the boy ceedings under Section 174
named, wrote, Vinay, a res- of the students were affili- saulted by a group of stu- it was a minor argument The boy had suffered went inside the car when it of the CrPc have been initi- Taken to secluded area
ident of room number one of ated to the Akhil Bharatiya dents around the same time. among students and that the burns. Prima facie, he died was being cleaned around ated. When she objected, the
Damodar Hotels D Block, Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) I was manhandled by a incident had unnecessarily of heat and suffocation, 11 a.m. The victims parents are driver took the auto-rick-
was bursting crackers in gal- and identified one of his at- group of students, some of been given a political said Deputy Commissioner The person cleaning street vendors. shaw to a secluded place,
lery. When the guard inter- tackers as former JNUSU whom may be foreign na- colour. where the men allegedly
raped her.
When the baby started
legedly threw her on the

join IMA stir Club cancels performance after band name triggers outrage road. She later died.
Initially, a case of
murder and molestation
Staff Reporter was registered against the
NEW DELHI Dalit groups accuse venue of being casteist, seek immediate shutdown of outlet unidentified men as the
Major private hospitals, in- victim did not reveal that
cluding Medanta, Max Jaideep Deo Bhanj The petitioners wrote, Dalit Bahujans and Adivasis thing, intentionally or she had been raped.
Group and Gangaram NEW DELHI Bhangi is a scheduled caste to shut down the club and unintentionally, said Mr.
among others, have exten- The Piano Man Jazz Club, a community forced into book the offenders under Gupta. Case registered
ded their support to the popular venue for live music manual scavenging and the Prevention of Atrocities However, she again ap-
Dilli Challo protest called in south Delhis Safdarjung sweeping work in India. The Act, 1989. Comments unjustified proached the police on
by the Indian Medical As- Enclave, cancelled a word bhangi is considered a The petitioners also He, however, said the June 3, after which a case
sociation (IMA) across the performance scheduled for slur used to describe dirty slammed the club owner for comments posted on of rape was registered at
country on Tuesday. Monday night after it addicts and forward castes calling them small-minded Facebook were unjustified. the IMT Manesar police
The IMA has been fight- received criticism for hosting use it on each other as an and aggressive for We had no intention of station.
ing for the cause of the a performance by a band insult, as well as use it boycotting the club. shaming or oppressing The victim has under-
medical profession. The called Bhangijumping. towards the Bhangi Responding to the anybody. However, that sort gone a medical examina-
Association has hence re- community to dehumanise allegations, the owner, Arjun of name-calling on Facebook tion and her statement has
quested all private hospit- Flood of comments and reduce their identity to Sagar Gupta, said it was was unjustified and been recorded before the
als to close their OPD on The event page on Facebook something associated with never his intention to hurt unacceptable, he said. magistrate, said Guru-
Tuesday morning, read a was flooded with comments filth [sic]. anyone. The band, which has gram Commissioner of Po-
note issued by the Associ- accusing the venue of being I apologise for being previously performed in the lice Sandeep Khirwar.
ation. The Dilli Chalo casteist for agreeing to Petition started insensitive and hurting the city as well, meanwhile, has Hitting the wrong note: The club in Safdarjung Enclave was The officer added that
protest will begin at Ra- host a band with such a A petition was sentiments of people. I deleted its presence from criticised for hosting a performance by a band called the matter was under
jghat from 8 a.m. name. also started by outraged would never again do such a social media. Bhangijumping. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
* investigation.




Delhis small, faltering green steps Solar Comet to drive home

Environmentalists say government needs to make large, systemic changes to battle air pollution
importance of clean energy
Court, the National Green tion between the DTC and awareness has spread to Greenpeace India launches bus to showcase solar power
> The government has
Damini Nath
New Delhi Tribunal, the Lieutenant- to keep the the Metro and last-mile con- other parts of the country
While the Delhi government Governor as well as the State nectivity remains a prob- after Delhi took up the issue. Staff Reporter
momentum going.
marked World Environment government itself. lem, Ms. Roychowdhury But, there needs to be more New Delhi
Day on Monday with Minis- But, when it comes to lar- The good thing is said. action on clean energy, said On the occasion of World En-
ters planting saplings every- ger, systemic changes, envir- that awareness has Sunil Dahiya, a campaigner vironment Day on Monday,
where from a butterfly park onmentalists said that Delhi spread... but there Optimistic outlook with Greenpeace India. Greenpeace India flagged off
to a waste-water treatment has a lot more to do. needs to be more However, despite the prob- a solar bus to raise aware-
plant, experts said the gov- action on clean lems, she added that she was Big setback ness about solar energy and
ernments environment ac- Badarpur power plant energy optimistic about an improve- He added that though the how it can easily power an
tion has been a mixed bag. The Badarpur power plant ment. There is enough Badarpur plant was closed entire household.
SuniL Dahiya
In the past year, Delhi has was shut in the winter, there Campaigner with Greenpeace India awareness about the prob- for a few months, its re- Called the Solar Comet,
implemented policies like was action on trucks and lem. Now, we need aware- opening in April was seen as the bus has solar panels in-
the Graded Response Action there was also some work on allocated funds for buying ness around the solutions, a big setback. stalled on the roof that
Plan and ordered the closure addressing the landfill fires. new buses to add to the Delhi she added. The plants closure was power energy-efficient LED
of the Badarpur thermal But, when it comes to trans- Transport Corporations For others, the mo- symbolic for the fight against bulbs, mobile charging
power plant during the portation one of the fleet, but it is yet to material- mentum created by the Delhi air pollution. Instead of start- points, a mixer-grinder, a re- Bright idea: The bus is itted with rooftop solar panels that
winter to lower air pollution biggest sources of pollution ise, she added. government in the winter of ing it again, the government frigerator, an air cooler and power appliances installed inside the bus. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT*

levels. major structural reform is re- Its not just that we need 2015-16 with its odd-even could have bought surplus an air-conditioner that have
There have been new com- quired, said Anumita Roy- more buses. With the exist- scheme and other measures power from the central grid. been fitted inside the bus, a climate and energy cam- statement.
mittees, new plans and a new chowdhury, an executive dir- ing fleet, the number of pas- has died down. The huge potential of Delhi statement by the environ- paigner with Greenpeace In our initial talks with
regional approach to tackling ector of the Centre for sengers has been going The government has to for rooftop solar energy has mental NGO read. India. RWAs, we discovered that
air pollution pushed by the Science and Environment. down. That also needs to be keep the momentum going. also not been harnessed, The house on wheels will there are several myths
intervention of the Supreme The Delhi government had addressed. System integra- The good thing is that the said Mr. Dahiya. tour the city for the next 20 A lot of potential about rooftop solar panels
days and activists will inter- Delhi has a solar energy po- that need to be busted, said
act with RWAs on the the be- tential of 2,500 MW, of which Ms. Sen. People, for in-
nefits of rooftop solar panels. 1,250 MW was from residen- stance, believe that rooftop
The Delhi government tial areas. By 2020, the target solar panels entail a high
came up with a solar policy for Delhi is to reach 1,000 capital investment, not real-
last year. But despite the be- MW, but as of December ising that the State and
nefits it offers, Delhiites 2016, only 35.9 MW of solar Centre governments offer
havent really woken up to capacity had been installed, substantial financial incent-
the idea, said Pujarini Sen, a read the Greenpeace India ives for clean energy.

Butterly park opens to public

Spread over three acres at Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary
Staff Reporter
New Delhi
With over 60 different spe-
cies recorded so far, a butter-
fly park spread over three
acres at the Asola Bhatti
Wildlife Sanctuary in south
Delhi was dedicated to the
public by the Delhi govern-
ment on Monday to mark
World Environment Day.

Get involved Colourful display: The park is home to over 60 species of

The park, which has 60 vari- butterlies. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

eties of native trees, 25 vari-

eties of host plants and 30 Referring to the theme of as planting saplings, during
varieties of nectar plants, this years World Environ- their summer vacations.
has been home to 64 species ment Day: Connecting A book titled Butterflies
of butterflies, as per the En- People to Nature, Mr. Hus- of Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanc-
vironment and Forest De- sain said that children and tuary - A Field Guide, which
partment. their parents should be in- was compiled by the Conser-
Delhi Development Minis- volved in planting trees. vation Education Centre and
ter Gopal Rai, Environment Mr. Rai said that children the Forest Department, was
Going back: The shutting down of the Badarpur power plant in winter last year was hailed by experts as a signiicant step towards mitigating the severe air pollution Minister Imran Hussain and should engage in environ- also released on the
problem in the Capital. The plant was, however, reopened in April this year. AFP *
students attended the event. ment-friendly activities, such occasion.

IN BRIEF House committee to

Travel on bus with Metro card within 4 months inspect desilting work
Delhi govt is inalising plan to provide access to all modes of transportation with just one card
Staff Reporter bers about the desilting
Jatin Anand Minister Kailash Gahlot is ex- 4,000 low-floor ones. low-floor DTC buses to en- New Delhi work being done by the
New Delhi pected to make an an- One of the most signific- able Delhi Metro smart cards Members of the Delhi As- PWD ahead of the June 15
Travelling on Delhi Trans- nouncement in this regard in ant technical issues related to be used aboard them. The semblys Committee on Peti- deadline, sources said.
DU asks for help to port Corporation (DTC) the coming days, according to common mobility was procurement, followed by tions will accompany the The committee, headed
document its history buses both low-floor and to multiple government whether it was to be the immediate installation of Public Works Department by Greater Kailash MLA
NEW DELHI those operating under the sources. provided through Delhi the modules on ETMs, is (PWD) Secretary to check Saurabh Bharadwaj, then
Delhi University has opened cluster scheme with the Metro smart cards or separ- now just a matter of three to the progress on cleaning of decided its members would
applications for aspirants swipe of your Delhi Metro Common access ate ones developed for the four months, the official drains before the monsoon, accompany Mr. Kumar and
who would like to help the smart card will be possible The Transport Department, DTC and it has now been de- added. sources said on Monday. other PWD officials during
institution document its by autumn this year, sources according to a source, has cided to opt for the former, In his budget speech The panel had on June 1 surprise inspections of the
history since inception in said on Monday. tasked the Delhi Integrated said a senior government of- earlier this year, Deputy summoned PWD Secretary work being carried out.
1922. Candidates can send in DTC buses will be itted with a Multi-Modal Transit System ficial privy to developments Chief Minister and Finance Ashwani Kumar as well as Meanwhile, on reports
their proposals Announcement soon device that can read Metro Ltd (DIMTS) to procure a in this regard. Minister Manish Sisodia had Delhi Chief Secretary M. M. that supply of medicines in
online at More than a year after the smart cards. FILE PHOTO
* module that will enable the DIMTS has been directed said that while all the cluster Kutty and Health Secretary government hospitals had
by July 15. STAFF REPORTER project, which has been functioning of prepaid Delhi to float tenders for the pro- buses operational in the Cap- Madhup Vyas to discuss the been inadequate, sources
pending since the 2010 Com- being given to its ambitious Metro smart cards aboard curement of a module to be ital had ETMs, the AAP gov- condition of PWD drains said the Health Secretary
We will decide fate of monwealth Games, was an- plan to provide common mo- the public transporter's fleet attached to the Electronic ernment proposed to imple- and supply of medicines in cited a report from June 1
real-estate projects: NGT nounced yet again by the bility across all modes of of around 5,600 buses, Ticketing Machines (ETMs) ment the system across the government hospitals re- that showed there was no
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) gov- public transportation. which include 1,600-odd installed on a large number fleet of the DTC by the end of spectively. Appearing before shortage. The issue will be
An NGT Bench has made it ernment, final touches are Newly sworn-in Transport cluster buses and around of both low-floor and semi the ongoing fiscal. the panel on Monday, Mr. discussed further in the
clear that if any real-estate Kumar apprised the mem- next meeting.
proposal in the States are
processed and approval is
granted on the basis of a
December 9 notification,
which had exempted projects
Naidu launches waste segregation scheme Sloth bears beat the heat with
Terrorism and climate change are biggest challenges facing the world, says Minister splash pools & fruit popsicles
of all sizes from the process
of environment impact
assessment and prior
environmental clearance
before beginning
construction), then MoEF
Staff Reporter
New Delhi
Emphasising the import-
North Delhi may levy Wildlife SOS takes innovative measures to keep animals cool
shall communicate to them
that it would be subject to a
ance of solid waste manage-
ment, Union Urban Devel-
opment Minister M.
fee for waste collection Staff reporter
New Delhi
final decision of the NGT. PTI
Venkaiah Naidu on Monday With mercury levels soaring
Green panel notice to
urged Delhiites to segregate Charges could be as high as 150/month over 45 degree Celsius
garbage to prevent environ- across India, Wildlife SOS
UP on sewage disposal mental degradation. Staff Reporter ted from residential colonies (WSOS) has adopted several
Speaking at the launch of Urban Development New Delhi as well as commercial units. measures to ensure that
The National Green Tribunal a municipal solid waste se- Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu Residents of north Delhi Fee slabs will be set up for hundreds of sloth bears in
(NGT) on Monday sought a gregation programme on at the launch event on may soon have to pay a user each category of property, their care in WSOS rescue
response from the Uttar the occasion of World Envir- Monday. V. SUDERSHAN
* charge for availing the door- as per garbage generation. centres across the country
Pradesh government on a onment Day at Talkatora to-door waste collection ser- are able to beat the heat
plea alleging the lack of Stadium here, Mr. Naidu waste at source meant for vices. Chaos in House Dr. Ilayaraja, deputy dir-
sewage mechanism and said: The two most pertin- school students. The North Delhi Muni- As per the proposal, user ector of veterinary services
disposal of solid municipal ent issues plaguing the cipal Corporation on charges will be around 50 at Wildlife SOS said: We
waste in Trans Delhi Signature world right now are terror- Green and blue buckets Monday proposed the im- to 150 per month for resid- provide the bears glucose
City in Ghaziabad. The NGT ism and climate change. So It is important that the plementation of waste col- ential colonies and will be water, electrolyte solution
has sought a reply within two it is important that we take Capital becomes an ex- lection charges. higher for commercial and herbal medication to Cool treat: A sloth bear at a Wildlife SOS centre reaches for a
weeks. PTI care of the environment, ample for the rest of the The proposal stated that establishments. help them stay hydrated. ball of ice packed with fruits. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

which has been exploited country to follow. You can- at present the municipalities The proposal, however, They are most active during
Protest at Iftaar party in over the years by cutting not be healthy until and un- use the solid waste manage- could not be discussed be- the early hours of the day or hit with the bears. melons and cucumbers.
Jamia Milllia Islamia trees and polluting rivers. less you adopt green prac- ment tax, which is a per- cause of the chaos caused in after sunset. During the af- Wildlife SOS centres cur-
NEW DELHI The programme, which tices. It is imperative that centage of the property tax, the House by the Opposi- ternoon, most of the bears Special diet rently house almost 400
An Iftaar party that was was attended by New Delhi each household, shop and to support solid waste man- tion. It will be scheduled in rest inside their dens or in Water sprinklers that create sloth bears that were res-
organised at Jamia Millia MP Meenakshi Lekhi as well all other places should have agement services. the agenda again in the next the shade of trees. cool zones inside the enclos- cued from illegal dancing
Islamia by members of the as representatives of muni- the required green and blue However, the corporation meeting. To provide respite from ures is also something the bear shows that for centur-
Muslim Rashtriya Manch on cipal bodies of the National dustbins to dispose the wet said that this is not enough The civic body officials the oppressive heat, Wildlife bears love. ies had inflicted terrible
Monday saw a massive Capital Region, saw Mr. and dry wastes respect- to meet the expenditure of said that the implementa- SOS has taken several innov- There are also special cruelty on thousands of the
protest by students of the Naidu flag off special ively, The Minister said. waste collection, transporta- tion of these charges is in ative measures. splash pools and air coolers highly-endangered sloth
university against Indresh vehicles meant to collect se- Representatives of the tion, treatment and final line with the Centres Muni- Dr. Ilayaraja said that ice in every enclosure. bears. Sloth bears are en-
Kumar, a senior BJP leader gregated garbage. RWAs and hotels that have disposal. cipal Solid Waste (Manage- fruit popsicles, which are es- The bears also enjoy a dangered and protected un-
who was one of the guests at He also released a comic adopted green practices The corporation said that ment and Handling) Rules sentially pieces of fruits special summer diet com- der Wildlife Protection Act,
the event. NIKITA BISHNOI book about segregation of were felicitated at the event. user charges will be collec- 2016. frozen in blocks of ice, is a prising watermelons, musk 1972.



Five members of Manjeet 900-year-old idol recovered
Was stolen from the home of the Head Lama in Arunachal
Mahal gang arrested Staff Reporter

The Delhi Police Crime

No WiFi at MHA oice Gang war between Mahal and rivals may get suspended briely, say police Branch has arrested two
persons for allegedly trying
Plans to install WiFi services Staff Reporter to sell a 900-year-old idol of
at North Block will have to be New Delhi a Tibetan saint.
shelved as the Union Home Five members of the Manjeet Ngawang Tsundue had al-
Ministry has categorically Mahal gang, including a wo- legedly stolen the idol of
declined to offer the facility man, were arrested around 6 Terton Pema Lingpa from
citing security reasons. WiFi a.m. following a tip-off from the house of the Head Lama
services are available at the west Delhis Uttam Nagar on in Arunachal Pradesh.
Finance Ministry office, also June 3, the police said on
located in North Block. PTI Monday. Religious significance
With the arrest of Vikas Mr. Tsundue (29), a native of
Four held for rape Dalal (27), Gaurav (23), Tibet, told the police that he
NEW DELHI Kaptan (22), Hemant (22) stole the idol because he
Four men were held on and Tikmu alias Reena (23), wanted revenge from his All for revenge: Ngawang Tsundue (29) and his partner
Monday for raping a woman the police said the war former wife, who is the Lobsang Gakey Sherpa (26), a resident of Majnu Ka Tila, were
in south-west Delhis Uttam between the Manjeet Mahal daughter of the Head Lama. trying to sell the idol for 1.4 crore. SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR

Nagar. The incident came to and Kapil Sangwan gangs Since the idol has immense
light at 3 a.m., after a may get suspended briefly. religious significance in Ar- ner Lobsang Gakey Sherpa around 10.30 a.m.
neighbour saw her in a street unachal Pradesh, any loss or (26), a resident of Majnu Ka They were intercepted
and informed the police. She Accused overpowered damage to it would bring Tila. The couple decided to and their luggage searched.
had come in contact with the Deputy Commissioner of Po- In the net: Four of the ive accused in police custody in New Delhi on Monday. disrepute to the family. sell the idol in the Capital for The idol was recovered from
accused recently. PTI lice (Special Cell) Sanjeev Ku- *
SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR Mr. Tsundue allegedly 1.4 crore. Mr. Tsundues bag, said Mr.
mar Yadav said they had re- broke into the Head Lamas They were trying to take Verma.
Engineer found dead ceived a tip-off that Vikas been chasing the accused The police said they had killed. She met Vikas last house on May 31 and stole the idol to Tibet to fetch a The officer added that
GHAZIABAD would be in Uttam Nagar ever since Mahals father worked out 11 case following year. He asked her to be- the idol. The family was in higher price, said Mr. they had informed the Ar-
An engineer died after she with his associates. When Shri Krishan was murdered the June 3 arrests, including friend Rinkoo, a member of Kullu for a festival at the Verma. unachal Pradesh Police
allegedly fell from her ninth- the police asked them to sur- in January. seven cases of murder, three a rival gang. She invited him time of the theft, said The Delhi Police were in- about the recovery of the
floor residence in Raj Nagar render, the four men ran in Members of the Manjeet cases of attempt to murder to her birthday party in Deputy Commissioner of Po- formed about the theft on idol and the arrests.
Extension here, the police different directions and fired Mahal gang became ex- and one case of carjacking Gurugram on March 14. He lice (Crime) Madhur Verma . Sunday. Following a tip-off, There was a lot of unrest
said on Monday. Meenu two rounds at the police. tremely active following the between Delhi and Haryana. was shot dead as soon as he Mr. Tsundue came to the couple was trapped near in the State after the idol was
Kumar (31) lived with her The gangsters were over- murder and killed at least They committed all these reached Sector 23, said Mr Delhi to meet his live-in part- a gurdwara in Majnu Ka Tila stolen, added the officer.
husband. Her body was found powered after brief chase. three people over the past crimes in the past four Yadav.
in the morning by the Two sophisticated 7.62 mm three months. months, said the officer. The police have registered
residents. It is suspected that
she fell in the early hours of
the day, they said. Her
pistols, two country-made
pistols and 33 live cartridges
were also seized, Mr. Yadav
They murdered Vikrant
in Gurugram, Dinesh alias
Mangu in Najafgarh and
Explaining Reenas role,
the police said she was used
to lure members of the Kapil
a case under relevant Sec-
tions of the Indian Penal
Code and also seized the
Factory owner shot Girl mauled
by pack of
husband is in custody for
questioning. PTI
The police said they had
Naresh in Bahadurgarh, ad-
ded Mr. Yadav.
Sangwan gang to different
places so that they could be
stolen car they were travel-
ling in. at in Rohini, critical stray dogs
New Delhi

assaulted, Seeking justice Staff Reporter

New Delhi
to establish the identity of
the culprits, a senior police
An eight-year-old girl was
allegedly mauled by a pack
A 30-year-old was shot at in officer said. of stray dogs at Mukh-
father held an alleged case of enmity by melpur village in north
two unidentified men at Ro- Pushed from a hill Delhis Alipur on Monday
Staff Reporter hinis K.N. Katju Marg on The police suspect enmity morning.
NEW DELHI Sunday while on his way as the motive since Mr. Amit
A 16-year-old girl was al- back home. The police have is involved in a bloody feud Morning attack
legedly sexually assaulted registered a case and started with his deceased sisters Anshu, a Class IV student
by her 42-year-old father in investigation. in-laws. of a government school,
south-west Delhis Palam. Amit alias Sumit, a resid- His sister Nutan got mar- was on her way to a nearby
The man has been arrested ent of Rohini Sector 16 and ried to Sunil, a head con- park around 5.30 a.m.
and a probe initiated. owner of a factory in stable in the Air Force, a when she was attacked.
The police said they Bawana, was about 500- couple of years ago. Sunil is The family said Anshu was
were informed about the metre from home around a resident of Nahri village in going to meet her friends at
incident by the girls 12.30 a.m. when two men Narela. He took her to Nain- the park when she was at-
mother. The woman had waiting in a car stopped his ital and allegedly pushed tacked by nine to 10 dogs.
left the house on May 26 vehicle and fired at him, the her from a hill. The case is
after a fight with her hus- police said. being heard in Nainital. Dur- Condition improving
band, who was allegedly in ing one of the hearings, The girl was rushed to a
an inebriated condition. Five rounds fired Amit allegedly killed his hospital in Narela and later
She had told her daughter Of the five rounds fired, two brother in-laws father, said to Baba Saheb Ambedkar
and 7-year-old son to call struck home. The police the officer. Stating that a Hospital in Rohini. The
her in case their father rushed him to Baba Saheb murder case was registered family said her condition
bothered them. Ambedkar hospital, but he against Mr. Amit, the officer was improving but she was
The woman claimed was referred to Max Hos- said the families have been in a lot of pain.
her husband was an alco- pital due to the severity of at loggerheads since. Her father Santosh
holic and fought with her his condition. He is critical. The police said Sunils Sharma, who is a car-
frequently. She would shift We have registered a case house at Nahri village was penter, told The Hindu,
in with her parents after under Section 307 [attempt found empty when they vis- This is not the first time
their fights, said a senior to murder]. We are checking ited the place for that something like this has
police officer. if CCTV footage is available questioning. taken place.
On June 4, the man
came home drunk and al-
legedly raped his daughter.
The weeping girl called up
her mother, who returned
Man held with drugs expresses
remorse, court shows leniency
immediately and took her
to the police station to file
a complaint.
We have registered a
case. The accused was ar-
rested from the factory
He was held for possessing 40 gram of heroin in 2013
he may engage himself in
> The
where he works, said the Speaking for Saharanpur: Members of various Left parties and other organisation protesting at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on convict is aware
officer. Monday against the recent violence at Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR Press Trust of India similar activity, then court

New Delhi that if a person is

must adopt a lenient view to
apprehended for
A Delhi court has sentenced give the convict a chance to
dealing in narcotic
Scribe hit by bike, dies Lt. Col. sent to judicial custody a man to two years in jail, a
period already served by
him behind bars, for pos-
substance he may
face imprisonment
reform himself, it said.
The court noted that Dan-
ish was part of a conspiracy
sessing 40 gram of heroin. up to 10 years... that dealt with supply and
Motorbike driven rashly by 18-year-old He is an accused in a transfer racket at Army headquarters The court took a lenient Satinder Kumar Gautam transportation of narcotic
Staff Reporter view of the matter after he Special NDPS Judge substances and wasnt a pro-
New Delhi driving very rashly in the Press Trust of India mitted that they were not re- of the two accused and con- expressed remorse. fessional dealer. If the con-
Raj Kumar Ray, a 45-year- busy market. His motor- New Delhi quired for further custodial ducted searches at the Special NDPS Judge Sat- onment up to 10 years..., vict was a professional deal-
old Associate Editor with cycle hit Mr. Ray, who fell on interrogation. The duo was premises of some others in inder Kumar Gautam passed the judge said. ing in supply of narcotics
the business section of the road and started bleed- A special court on Monday produced before court after connection with the case. the order holding Delhi res- substance, Im sure his fin-
Hindustan Times, died after ing from the ears apart from sent a Lieutenant Colonel expiry of their three-day CBI ident Danish guilty of of- Harsh punishment ancial position would have
a speeding motorcycle hit suffering severe head and an alleged middleman custody. Bribe through hawala fences under the Narcotic The court observed that been much better. It appears
him on Sunday evening in injuries. to judicial custody till June 17 According to the CBI, an FIR Drugs and Psychotropic Sub- harsh punishment provided that out of greed he indulged
south-east Delhis Govind- in connection with a trans- Bail plea was registered against Lt. stances (NDPS) Act and im- for the offence under the Act in such activity, may be, for
puri. The driver has been ar- Rushed to AIIMS fer racket at Army headquar- Mr. Kohli, meanwhile, Col. Moni, a Hyderabad- posed a fine of 1 lakh on is an indication that it is con- trial and got apprehended.
rested, the police said. Mr. Ray was rushed to ters here, in which officers moved a bail plea submitting based Army officer identi- him. I have asked the con- sidered very serious in According to prosecution,
AIIMS, where he was de- allegedly paid lakhs to ma- that he should be released fied only as Purshottam, vict personally... he is re- nature, but any chance of re- Danish was held on April 17,
Severe head injuries clared brought dead. nipulate their postings. on bail since he was not re- Bengaluru-based barracks morseful and I can see the formation of a convict has to 2013, with 40 gram of heroin
The incident happened The officer said the incid- Special CBI Judge Naresh quired for a further probe. and stores officer (BSO) S. chance of him improving his be kept in mind while near Mehrauli-Gurgaon
when Mr. Ray, a resident of ent was witnessed by a po- Kumar Malhotra sent Lt. The court will hear the ap- Subhas and Mr. Kohli for conduct and abstaining from awarding a sentence. Road. He had claimed he
Faridabad, was crossing the lice constable returning Col. R. S. Moni, posted with plication on June 9. various offences, including such activity in future. The If there is noting on re- was falsely implicated and
road after purchasing fish at from duty. The police said the Personnel Division of the During the proceedings, criminal conspiracy and cor- convict is now aware that if a cord to suggest that the con- had sought that a lenient
Lal Chowk market. A motor- the accused has been Army, and Gaurav Kohli to Public Prosecutor Amit Ku- ruption. The bribe was paid person is apprehended for vict has engaged in any such view be taken towards him
cycle driven by 18-year-old booked for rash driving and custody after the Central mar told the court that the through hawala, the CBI said dealing in narcotic sub- type of offence in past, and on grounds of his mothers
Tughlaqabad resident Dalip causing death by negli- Bureau of Investigation sub- CBI had taken voice samples in its FIR. stance he may face impris- if not kept behind the bars, illness.
hit him from behind. gence. He is a school dro-
DCP (south-east) Romil pout and has no criminal
Baaniya said, Dalip was history, said the police.
HC gives Bar Council a day to decide on DU representation
Exhibition: Mukhosh - Masks of In-
University has sought an increase in number of seats in LLB course; Council asked to submit reply by today evening
Talk: Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya dia, a folk tradition at Art Konsult,
Centenary Lecture: Bharatiya Dar- 3, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas Village, Press Trust of India
shan in the Visual and Performing the lawyers body why it had yers body last year, a de- fore its improvement claimed that many students, capricious and violative of
11 a.m. 7 p.m. New Delhi
Arts by Dr. Krishna Gopal at Seminar settled on 1,440 seats for DU cision accepted by the wouldnt entitle DU to seek especially graduates, would fundamental rights.
Room, Nehru Memorial Museum & Exhibition: Mahesh Shantaram:
Library (NMML) Teen Murti Marg, The African Portraits at Exhibit 320, The Delhi High Court on law faculty instead of 2,000. university. increase in seats offered for be affected if the seats were
5:30 p.m. F 320, Lado Sarai, 10:30 a.m. 6:30 Monday asked the Bar Coun- Why 1,440 and why not the course. reduced. The petition added Exception made
Music: Hindustani classical music
p.m. cil of India (BCI) to consider 2,000? More students can Improved infrastructure It, however, allowed DU that by reducing the number Under Rule 5 A, a law college
performance by Dhiman Chowdhury Exhibition: The Chromatic Image Delhi Universitys represent- have education. Why should DU had sought permission to advertise for only 1,440 of seats, public money, which can admit only 300 students
on vocals and Mohit Pal on sarod at solo show by Gopal Ghose at Akar ation for increasing seats in it be curtailed, the Bench to increase its seats for the seats for its law course, like is used to provide a grant to each year. Since DU has three
Amaltas Hall, India Habitat Centre Prakar Art Advisory, 1st Floor, 29
(IHC), 7 p.m. Hauz Khas Village, 11 a.m. 7 p.m. its LLB course. The Bar asked the Council. law course saying it had im- last year, and said it would DU, was not being put to op- law centres, it can only have
Exhibition: Glimpses of Magic - a Council has been asked to It also termed as unfair proved its infrastructure and be subject to the final out- timal use. 900 students. However, BCI,
Music: SPICMACAY (Society for Pro-
motion of Indian Classical Music & solo show of water colours and col- take a decision by Tuesday DUs decision to seek recon- increased the strength of its come of a plea seeking in- The PIL sought a direction as an exception, has allowed
Culture Amongst Youth) presents our pencil by Nita Banerji at Annexe evening. sideration of BCIs order teaching faculty. The Bench crease of seats to 2,310. The to strike down Slause 5 A of it to admit an additional 180
Hindustani vocal by Parveen Sultana Building, India International Centre
(IIC), 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Issuing directions, a capping the number of seats observed that BCI had not order came during a hearing Schedule-III of Rules of Legal seats per centre for reserved
and Mohan Veena by Vishwa Mohan
Bhatt at Dogra Hall, Indian Institute (Mail your listings for this column at Bench of Justices Sunil Gaur at 1,440 after its representa- capped the seats due to lack of a petition by lawyer Jo- Education, 2008, enacted by categories, the lawyers body
of Technology-Delhi, 6 p.m. and C. Hari Shankar asked tion was rejected by the law- of infrastructure and there- ginder Kumar Sukhija, who BCI, claiming it was arbitrary, told the court.



Take action in fake

caste certiicate scam
L-G directs chief vigilance oicer
Staff Reporter
New Delhi
Lieutenant-Governor Anil
Baijal has directed the chief
vigilance officer of the Delhi
government to take action on
a complaint of alleged re-
cruitment in several depart-
ments on fake caste
The L-Gs direction came
over a week after a delegation