LATE CITY, 18+4 (NEWSLINE) PAGES, PUNE ` 4.00 MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017 P3 JOURNALISM OF COURAGE DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA MAHARASHTRA UDDHAV HEADACHE: IN-HOUSE CONFLICT ACB COMMENCES ‘DISCREET INQUIRY’ AGAINST MOPALWAR P10 WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM THE EDITORIAL PAGE WORLD SPORT Where freedom has gone By Suhas Palshikar BARCELONA ATTACKERMAY HAVEENTERED FRANCEP12 SAKSHI,BAJRANG LEADINDIAN HOPESATWORLD WRESTLINGP16 THE IDEAS PAGE: Seize the Doklam crisis By Jacqueline Deal, Stephen Rosen & Shivaji Sondhi, P11 TOLL UP TO 22, PROBE BLAMES NEGLIGENCE First-past-post: House panel asks parties if poll system should change Track was under repair, Rlys cracks whip on top officials No warning, two station masters say didn’t know Railway Board Member, GM ‘sent on leave’, four suspended AVISHEK G DASTIDAR MALLICA JOSHI NEW DELHI, AUGUST 20 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY HOURS AFTER a preliminary probe report indicated that the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed due to negligence on the part of those carrying out track maintenance work at Khatauli yard, the Railways Ministry on Sunday sent three top officials, including a Railway Board Member and a zonal General Manager, “on leave” and suspended four others. Railway Board Member (Engineering) Aditya Kumar Mittal, Northern Railway General Manager R K KulshreshtaandDelhiDivisional Railway Manager R N Singh were“sentonleave”withimmediate effect, a day after the accident in which 22 people were killed. Railwayofficialssaidthiswas the first time that a Railway KHATAULI, MUZAFFARNAGAR, AUGUST 20 An injured at a hospital in Muzaffarnagar. Gajendra Yadav Board Member — a Secretarylevel post — has faced action for an accident. As Member (Engineering), Mittal was the senior most officer in charge of tracks, land, civil engineering projects and station development.A1978-batchofficerof the Indian Railway Service of Engineers (civil engineering), he wassetto retire at the end of this month. When contacted, Mittal told The Indian Express, “Nobody has toldmeanythingaboutthis.Iam CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Red flags raised four years ago, govt probe headed nowhere 700 CRORE SANTOSH SINGH CA Sanjit Kumar (left) wrote to CM, Centre; RBI sought action the cooperative society. In emails he sent to the Bihar Chief Minister,NitishKumar,the state Cooperative Department, and to then Union finance minister, P Chidambaram, Sanjit Kumaraskedhowagovernment cheque of Rs 7.32 crore had been depositedwiththeSrijanMahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Limited, a Bhagalpur-based registered society,whenitwasneitherauthorised to function as a bank nor to CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 In kilt and cameras ready, desis hope for Indian summer at badminton meet EXPRESSINGLASGOW SHIVANI NAIK AUGUST 20 HASMAT ‘BOB’ Ullah, a 60-yearoldvolunteerwithdesi rootsand wearing the kilt, lingers around PAGE 7 JEE (Advanced) test only online from next year NEW DELHI, AUGUST 20 PART III FOUR YEARS before the Bihar government finally ordered a probe into the Rs 700-crore Srijanscam,suspectedtoinvolve several high-ranking officials, a chartered accountant based in Godda, Jharkhand, had raised red flags about the money making its way into the accounts of DAYAFTER,LONG WAITFORFAMILIESTO TAKEBODIESHOME FIRSTRESCUERS, DOCTORDESCRIBE NIGHTOFHORROR 27ACCIDENTS;CONG GUNSFORPRABHU EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE BIHAR’S SRIJAN SCANDAL BHAGALPUR, AUGUST 20 INSIDE where Saina Newal and P V Sindhu have just finished their practice sessions and wonders aloud if the Indians at the Badminton World Championships would mind very much if he asked for a picture with them. A coach with Badminton Scotland, Hasmat celebrated India’s twin All England crowns, in 1981 (Prakash Padukone) and 2001 (P Gopichand), and now, on the eve of this week-long event, reckons it’s India’s time again. He will duly cheer for Sindhu should she stake claim for the world title. Of Punjabi descent, he settles for calling her “Sundhu”. “She’s something else, isn’t it? India has a potential world-beater in badminton, and what more could an amateur player like me ask for? Someone from my country looking like the best in my sport,” he gushes. Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei remain at the centre of the buzz, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE JOINT Entrance Examination(Advanced),forundergraduate admissions to IITs, will only be conducted online from next year. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) of IITsinChennaionSunday,said a statement from IIT Madras. The move, the IIT fraternity feels, will ensure quicker evaluation and reduce chances of paper leaks. This year, IITs had to award seven marks each to all candidates because of printing errors in the question paper. The decision to go digital, IIT Madras director Bhaskar Ramamurthi said, will also prevent such errors. Sources said the meeting also discussed changes in the marking scheme for JEE (Advanced). TheJABwillsetupacommittee in a week to work out the roadmap for transition from the pen-and-paper format for the annual entrance test, to online. While it will be implemented by IIT Kanpur in 2018, IIT Roorkee will conduct the entrance test in 2019. Another committee set up earliertoproposewaystoreduce errors in the question paper presented its recommendations at the Sunday meeting, including a CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Pune farm sees country’s first calf born to surrogate cow in mobile lab PAGE ONE ANCHOR GARIMA MISHRA PUNE, AUGUST 20 The calf, Vijay, with donor cow (left), surrogate mom. Express EARLY ON Sunday morning, at 2:40 am, the Pathan family in Indapur, about 140 kilometres from Pune, celebrated the birth of anewfamilymember—Vijay, the country’s first calf delivered by a surrogate or recipient cow through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) technology carried out in a mobile laboratory. “Inthepastfewyears,indigenous cow breeds have been destroyed due to cross-breeding. While in human beings, IVF technology comes to the aid when either of the couple is infertile, in the case of cows, our objective is to protect the breed in its original form. In its lifetime (15 years on an average), a cow gives birth to 10 calves at the most. Through IVF technology, it can give birth to 20 calves in a CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 AT 5.45 pm on Saturday, Muzaffarnagar Station Master Neeraj Sharma saw a line of green dots on the screen of his monitor,indicatingthatthetrack from Khatauli railway station was clear. This meant that the Kalinga Utkal Express would cross Khatauli and reach Muzaffarnagar at its scheduled time of 5:54 pm. But minutes later, Sharma got a call informing him that the train had derailed seconds after crossing Khatauli. “If maintenance work was going on near Khatauli, a section should have been red on the screen. The driver should have either been asked to stop or pass the area slowly, depending on the work CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ANAND MISHRA NEW DELHI, AUGUST 20 Pema Sherpa at her cafe in Gnathang village. Deeptiman Tiwary 5 km from face-off with China, high alert but conflict far from minds CHINA DEEPTIMAN TIWARY KUPUP, GNATHANG, DZULUK, AUGUST 20 AT NIMA Lhamu’s cafe and gift shop at Laxuman Chowk in Gnathang Valley, there is a steady stream of Armymen, belonging to various divisions including the artillery, who have braved pouring rain to pick up Old Monk quarters and beedi packets. They are all headed to Doka La, just 9 km away, where Indian and Chinese forces have been locked in a standoff for the past two months. Lhamu’s cafe is in the line of sight of Doka La and thus in the TIBET Nathu La Doka La INDIA SIKKIM Gnathang BHUTAN line of fire. So is her village downhill. Gnathang is among two villages — the other being Kupup, which is just 5 km from DokaLa—whichareexpectedto be the first targets of Chinese area weapons in case a war breaks out. The 30-year-old cafe owner, however, is not overly CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 INITIATING WHAT could be the firststructureddiscussiononthe issue,anall-partyParliamentary panel is exploring “different systemsof elections”,otherthanthe first-past-the-post (FPTP) system that is currently followed in the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls. Citing “apprehensions” that the FPTP may not be the “best suited system”, as “evident” from the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election results, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, headed by Congress leader Anand Sharma, has sent a sixpage“QuestionnaireonElectoral Reforms” to all parties and the Election Commission. “There are different systems of elections—likefirst-past-thepost(FPTP),listsystem(openlist andclosedsystem),proportional representation, ranked or preferential voting, and mixed systems. In our country we follow FPTP for Parliament and LegislativeAssemblies’elections andproportionalrepresentation for the election of President... CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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