TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 20 PAGES, KOLKATA `4.00 (`12 IN NORTH EAST STATES & ANDAMAN) ● WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA Bengal gets a sweet deal, rasogolla a GI tag RAVIK BHATTACHARYA & SAMPAD PATNAIK KOLKATA, NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 14 WEST BENGAL has been awarded the Geographical Indication (GI) for rasogolla, underthename‘BanglarRasogolla’. Odisha, which had launched an extensive government-backed study to prove that the sweet originated from the Jagannath Temple in Puri in the 12th century, is yet to file an application staking claim to it. West Bengal’s food processingandhorticulturedepartment applied for GI registration in 2015 with the name ‘Banglar Rosogolla’. It submitted several documents to substantiate its origininBengal.TheOdishagovernment, on the other hand, re- stricted its activities to optics such as celebrating ‘Rosogolla Divas’ last year. On Tuesday afternoon, the Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM), under the Union Commerce and Industry Ministry, tweeted, “Banglar Rasogolla from West Bengal gets Geographical Indication (GI) tag. It is a pure white, spongy ball of “Chhana” dipped in light sugar syrup. Banglar Rasogolla is a syrupy dessert popular all over India and abroad.” Thecellworksatcreatingpublic awareness about intellectual propertyrights(IPR)andpromote filingof IPR,amongothers.AGIis asignusedonproductsthathave aspecificgeographicaloriginand possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 JOURNALISM OF COURAGE PLEA FOR SIT PROBE INTO MEDICAL COLLEGE CASE REJECTED 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 Justiceof India(CJI)alonehadthe powertoassignacasetoabench even if there were allegations against him in the matter. Dismissingapleabyadvocate Kamini Jaiswal, the bench of JusticesRKAgrawal,ArunMishra andAMKhanwilkarsaid:“There is an averment made in the writ petitionthatitisagainstthehighestjudicialfunctionaries;thatFIR has been recorded. We do not findreflectionof anynameof the judge of this court in the FIR.” Statingthatthepetitionitself was forum-shopping and its contentsamountedtocontempt 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 Lifestyle risks higher in more developed states, malnutrition in others Film dropped, director goes to HC, another quits IFFI jury ABANTIKA GHOSH & ANURADHA MASCARENHAS DIPTI NAGPAUL-D’SOUZA NEW DELHI, PUNE, NOV 14 BENGAL PAGE 3 ● TRINAMOOL CIVIC BODY MISUSING FIFA LOGO: ADHIR ● EXTORTION CASE: SAMUEL SAYS WILL TAKE NARCO TEST THEFIRSTever“healthof thenation” state-level disease burden study has turned on its head the perception that some states, placed higher on the developmentladder,arebetterthanothers in terms of health. The study shows that UP, MP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Uttaranchal,inthegovernment’s Empowered Action Group (EAG), continue to battle child and maternal malnutrition. However, it also shows that states, such as Tamil Nadu, NCDS ON THE RISE 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. Kerala, Punjab and Goa, have become hubs of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MUMBAI, NOVEMBER 14 Modi with China’s Li Keqiang, Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte and Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi in Manila. Reuters Modi meets China’s Li, backs ASEAN on security SHUBHAJIT ROY MANILA, NOVEMBER 14 IN CAREFULLY choreographed moves to send a signal to China, “bilateral meetings” with leaders from all quadrilateral coun- 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. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 THE ROW over the dropping of two films by the government from the Indian Panorama sectionofthe48thInternationalFilm Festival of India (IFFI) escalated Tuesday as director Sanal Sasidharan, whose film S Durga wasoneoftwopulledout,moved the Kerala High Court while another jury member, Apurva Asrani, resigned saying “my consciencewon’tallowmetoparticipate in the festivities in Goa”. OnMonday,jurychairperson SujoyGhoshsteppeddownafter the Information and Broadcasting ministry pulled out CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 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 againstHaryana’sRehanRathee, winningtheBoys’Under-17qualification round (15-6, 15-10) at the 26th Smt. Krishna Khaitan Memorial All India Junior RankingBadmintonTournament 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 hewasthesonof India’schief 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,intothejuniorshuttle circuit’s competitive courts. Theboywaslaterjoinedbyhis 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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