TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 18 PAGES, KOLKATA, `4.00 (`12 IN NORTH EAST STATES & ANDAMAN) ● WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE AIADMK NAMES JAYALALITHAA PERMANENT GENERAL SECRETARY Sasikalaout,nephewvowsrevenge Panel with EPS, OPS to steer party; DMK seeks floor test ARUN JANARDHANAN CHENNAI, SEPTEMBER 12 WITH ITS government in Tamil Nadu still short of the 117-mark toestablishamajorityinthestate Assembly,theunitedAIADMKon Tuesdaymovedtoconsolidateits position by sacking its jailed interim general secretary V K Sasikala from the top post. At a general council meeting, the ruling group, headed by Chief Minister E Palaniswami India-Japan Bilateral Relations A RED initiative appears in today’s edition of The Indian Express. This page is an initiative of the marketing solutions team of The Indian Express Group and contains content paid for by advertisers. This page should be read as an advertisement. AIADMK leaders in Chennai on Tuesday. PTI and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, announced that the late J Jayalalithaa would be the party’s permanent general secretary. The meeting, headed by the AIADMK’s presidium chairman E Madhusoodanan, also cancelled all appointments and decisionstakenbySasikalaasparty chief between December 30, 2016, and February 15, 2017, including the appointment of her nephew T T V Dinakaran as deputy general secretary. Besides,aresolutionreadout CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 To open coal mining sector, Govt set to auction 10 mines DEEPAK PATEL NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 12 BREAKING THE 41-year-old strangleholdof state-ownedCoal India Ltd (CIL), the government has decided to offer 10 mines for auction as a first step in opening up India’s commercial mining marketforcoal.Thiscomesseven months after the Centre had an- nounced that the coal mining sectorwouldbeopenedforcommercial mining in 2017-18. Four coal mines from Odisha are likely to be auctioned in the first phase — Chendipada, Chendipada-II, Mahanadi and Machhakata; four coal mines from Chhattisgarh — Shankarpur Bhatgaon II Extension, Durgapur II/Taraimar, Durgapur II/Sariya, Madanpur (North) — and one each from Madhya Pradesh (Dongri Tal-II) and Jharkhand (Mednirai). “The Centre is yet to decide the timeline to auction these ten coal mines,” sources said. While coal mines such as Chendipada and Machhakata have fairly high estimated extractable reserves of 1244.37 million tonnes (MT) and CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SECOND BIPARTITE MEETING ON GORKHALAND 4 BENGAL Mamata orders probe into ‘police firing deaths’, says ready to compensate kin EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE KOLKATA, SEPTEMBER 12 SUCHPOLITICAL VIOLENCENOTSEEN ANYWHERE:SHAH TERMING THE second bipartite meetingwithHillpartiesatUttar Kanya in Siliguri a “success”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accepted a number of demands Shinzo Abe Prime Minister of Japan At the meeting in Uttar Kanya on Tuesday placed before her by the Gorkha leaders,includingcompensation for protesters, who had died while agitating for a separate stateof GorkhalandinDarjeeling Hills, allegedly due to police firing. She also agreed to initiate an inquiry into the deaths — a step she had refused to take so far. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 In Chennai churn, Kamal Haasan set to launch party ARUN JANARDHANAN CHENNAI, SEPTEMBER 12 A STATE where film actors have stolen the show in mainstream politicsoverthelastfivedecades, from M G Ramachandran to J Jayalalithaa and Vijayakanth, may soon witness a newstar entry — Kamal Haasan. Withthepoliticalsituationin 8 THEEDITORIAL PAGE Eyes local body polls first Tamil Nadu in a state of flux, sources close to Haasan told The Indian Express that the veteran CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 The guest lecturer Rahul Gandhi seemed the troubled student of Cong, not its next leader Agenda for Raksha Mantri First, we need to create a sub-cadre within IAS, trained in management of national security issues BY ARUN PRAKASH Home Ministry institute calls seminar on lynching RAHUL TRIPATHI NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 12 IN THE backdrop of lynching incidents and mob attacks at Dadri, Una, Alwar and Jharkhand, the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, under the Ministry of Home Affairs, has called for a national debate on rising cases of group violence. The Delhi-based institute, headed by former Uttar Pradesh DGP Javeed Ahmad, is inviting judges, prisonauthorities, police officers and prosecutors to a two-day seminar starting October 31. It has asked state governments and Union Territoriestosendtheirnominations. Officers said the institute provides teaching and training to stakeholders in central and state governments. In its communication to the states, the institute said: “Violence becomes a matter of great concern when it grows manifold in degrees acquiring a shape of individual and group CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Rahul admits to Cong failure and arrogance EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 12 OVER THREE years after his party’s defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi admitted on Tuesday that a “certain amount of arrogance” had crept into the partymidwaythroughUPAII,and ithadstoppedhaving“conversations with people”. Responding CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY Confession of a failed dynast, says Irani EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 12 CALLING CONGRESS vice-president Rahul Gandhi a “failed dynast”,theBJPonTuesdaysaidhis statement that arrogance had crept into his party during UPA II was a “big political confession”. “A failed dynast today chose to speak about his political journey in the United States of America. As a karyakarta of the BJP, it was fascinating for me to watch the vice-president of the Congresspartypubliclyproclaim that under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi, the Congress became arrogant. The confession... is something for the Congress to delve into,” said Union Information and Broadcasting CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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