LATE CITY, 20 PAGES, AHMEDABAD, `3.00 ● WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM TheIndian EXPRESS DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE PLEA FOR SIT PROBE INTO MEDICAL COLLEGE CASE REJECTED 10 Gujarat has an area of silence THE EDITORIAL PAGE BY ZAKIA SOMAN With fear and favour Gudiya and Pradyuman cases should be a wake-up call for the IPS leadership. We need to ask: Who do we serve, who do we protect THE IDEAS PAGE 11 Alwar attackers gau rakshaks, mutilated victim’s body: police HAMZA KHAN JAIPUR, NOVEMBER 14 THE TWO men arrested for assaulting three villagers who were transporting cows in Govindgarh area early on Friday — one of them, Ummar, 42, died in the attack — have identified themselves as “gau rakshaks” and have confessed to the assault as well as mutilation of Ummar’s body, the Alwar police said on Tuesday. The police also claimed that Ummar and his two companions, Tahir and Javed, were “habitual” cattle smugglers and were using a stolen pick-up truck to transport cows. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SC underlines: CJI decides who hears case even if facing charge Bench says petition smacked of forum shopping, contempt of court... serious, unwanted shadow of doubt created, brought judicial system into disrepute ANANTHAKRISHNAN G NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 14 MOVING TO end a raging courtroom debate over a plea seeking an SIT probe into alleged judicial corruption in a case involving a blacklisted Lucknow medical college, the Supreme Court dismissed the petition Tuesday, saying the CBI FIR in the matter was not against any sitting judge of the court. The controversy, a three- judge bench ruled, also settled the legal position that the Chief Justice of India (CJI) alone had the power to assign a case to a bench even if there were allegations against him in the matter. Dismissing a plea by advocate Kamini Jaiswal, the bench of Justices R K Agrawal, Arun Mishra and A M Khanwilkar said: “There is an averment made in the writ petition that it is against the highest judicial functionaries; that FIR has been recorded. We do not find reflection of any name of the judge of this court in the FIR.” Stating that the petition itself was forum-shopping and its contents amounted to contempt of court, the bench, however, said it was not initiating contempt proceedings against petitioner Jaiswal or her counsel Prashant Bhushan. The court said the two petitions filed to seek an SIT probe — the second petition was by NGO Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) — had BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 DECISION Lifestyle risks higher in 2017 more developed states, malnutrition in others Bajrang Dal leader who won Godhra for BJP joins Shiv Sena GUJARAT ● HARDIK HITS OUT AT PM: BJP USING NEW MEANS TO ENSURE SAHEB DOESN’T LOSE, P 4 ABANTIKA GHOSH & ANURADHA MASCARENHAS NEW DELHI, PUNE, NOV 14 THE FIRST ever “health of the nation” state-level disease burden study has turned on its head the perception that some states, placed higher on the development ladder, are better than others in terms of health. The study shows that UP, MP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Uttaranchal, in the government’s Empowered Action Group (EAG), continue to battle child and maternal malnutrition. However, it also shows that states, such as Tamil Nadu, EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NCDS ON THE RISE VADODARA, NOVEMBER 14 55.4% of disease burden in 2016 due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), up from 30.5% in 1990. 32.7% of disease burden due to communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritional diseases (CMNND), down from 60.9% in 1990. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 8 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Modi meets China’s Li, backs ASEAN on security SHUBHAJIT ROY MANILA, NOVEMBER 14 Kerala, Punjab and Goa, have become hubs of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including tries were held, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi met counterparts Shinzo Abe of Japan and Malcolm Turnbull of Australia on Tuesday, a day after he met US President Donald Trump. HARESH BHATT, who won on a BJP ticket from the Congress bastion of Godhra in the Assembly elections held after the 2002 riots, has joined the Shiv Sena. A promi- Haresh Bhatt nent Bajrang Dal leader, 68year-old Bhatt had led the outfit’s Gujarat unit and strengthened it in rural as well as urban areas of the state during the 1990s. In the aftermath of Modi with China’s Li Keqiang, Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte and Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi in Manila. Reuters IN CAREFULLY choreographed moves to send a signal to China, “bilateral meetings” with leaders from all quadrilateral coun- Grandmother watching, Gopichand’s son steps into spotlight, quietly NITIN SHARMA CHANDIGARH, NOVEMBER 14 IT WAS around 2 pm when a shy-looking boy approached a referee to ask about his match and schedule. Asked his name, he replied, “Sai Vishnu”. He then walked across the six courts to his grandmother to collect the ‘entry receipt’. The boy later took the court against Haryana’s Rehan Rathee, winning the Boys’ Under-17 qualification round (15-6, 15-10) at the 26th Smt. Krishna Khaitan Memorial All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament here on Tuesday. It was only when the result was announced, and the boy’s name read out as Pullela Sai Vishnu, that the 30-odd players assembled at the courts realised he was the son of India’s chief national coach Pullela Gopichand. The 13-year-old was playing his Vishnu, his grandmother in Chandigarh. Kamleshwar Singh second U-17 national ranking tournament, following his elder sister, Gayatri, into the junior shuttle circuit’s competitive courts. The boy was later joined by his grandmother, Subbaravamma, and coach, Anil Kumar. He asked his grandmother for Rs 20 for a glass of juice, and another Rs 50 for bread-omelette. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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