TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 16 PAGES, JAIPUR, `4.00 ● WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE FLAGS RISING THREAT OF PROTECTIONISM PM invites world to India: Come and invest, red carpet replacing red tape Sena makes break with BJP official, to contest 2019 alone ZEESHAN SHAIKH MUMBAI, JANUARY 23 LAUNCHING A sharp attack on the central government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Shiva Sena, a BJP ally for over two decades, announced Tuesday that it would contest the 2019 general elections and the MaharashtraAssemblyelections on its own. At a meeting of the party’s national executive in Mumbai, Sena leaders passed a resolution to contest all elections on its own, almost exactly a year after Sena president Uddhav Thackeraydramaticallycalledoff seat-sharing talks with the BJP ahead of elections to the all-important Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. The announcement came on a day the party re-elected Uddhav Thackeray as its chief and officially inducted his son and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray into the Sena’s core leadership by assigning him the title of “neta”. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 EXPRESSINDAVOS SHAJI VIKRAMAN JANUARY 23 MAKING OUT a case for eliminating rifts and differences to build a new world order, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesdayflaggedtherisingthreat of protectionism with a new layer of tariff and non-tariff bar- riersbeingerectedandcountries growingly focusing inwards. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in his first visit to Davos, and the first by an Indian Prime Minister in 20 years, Modi also pitched India as an investment destination, emphasising on efforts to improve easeof doingbusiness.“Wehave made it so easier to invest in India, manufacture in India and work in India. We have decided to uproot licence and permit Raj. We are replacing red tape with red carpet,” he said. In the global context, Modi said that bilateral negotiations have virtually come to a standstill because of the new trade Padmaavat: If you don’t like it, don’t watch, says SC EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, JANUARY 23 TWODAYSbeforethescheduled release of the film Padmaavat, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to modify its earlier order staying the notifications issued by the governments of Gujarat and Rajasthan that prohibited the screening of the film. “Yourwholesubmissionproceeds on the argument that it distorts history. But when the Central Board of Film Certification(CBFC),whileclearing the film, asked them to put a disclaimer, and the film claims not to portray history, the basis CEASEFIREVIOLATIONS SUSHANT SINGH NEW DELHI, JANUARY 23 2018 (till 21 January) 134 2017 860 2016 271 2015 387 LoC in 14 years. Ofthe860ceasefireviolations in2017,Decemberaccountedfor 147, the highest ever so far. Sohrabuddin trial: Can trial court gag media, asks HC EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE MUMBAI, JANUARY 23 THE BOMBAY High Court Tuesday asked whether the trial court that passed an order restrainingthemediafromreporting proceedings in the SohrabuddinSheikhallegedfake encounter case had the powers to do so. Hearing a writ petition filed by nine journalists, including fromThe Indian Express, against the special CBI court’s November 29 order restraining the media from reporting the ongoing trial, Justice Revati Mohite-Dere asked: “Under which provision does the judge havethepowertodirectthemedianottopublish?Canthecourt, in the absence of power, pass such an order?”. Representing the journalists, advocates Aabad Ponda and Abhinav Chandrachud, assisted byVarshaBhogleandShailendra Singh,reliedonaSupremeCourt judgmentinwhichthecourthad ordered postponement of publication of a proceeding and had ruled that such powers lie only with the ‘court of records’, that is the High Courts and the Supreme Court. “Thetrialcourt’sorderusurps jurisdiction of the superior CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 NIA can’t probe, we can’t question Hadiya choice of husband: SC ANANTHAKRISHNAN G NEW DELHI, JANUARY 23 Protests in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. Javed Raja REPORTS P3 of your argument goes,” Justice D Y Chandrachud told a counsel appearing for the Shri Rajput Karni Sena. January likely to record most ceasefire violations on the LoC since 2003 From just eight in January 2017, ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in January this year are already up to 134 according to data with the Ministry of Defence. With 860 ceasefire violation recorded in 2017, January is likely to record the highest number of ceasefire violations along the Prime Minister Narendra Modi with WEF founder Klaus Schwab, Swiss President Alain Berset in Davos Tuesday. Reuters barriers. “Wehavetoacceptthatglobalisation is losing lustre with the intention being to reverse the naturalflowof globalisation,and forces of protectionism are raising their heads again,” he said in a keynote address on the opening day of the WEF. Modi’s remarks come just a couple of days before President Donald Trump’s scheduled appearance here, with the US pushing hard for America First economic and foreign policies. Opting to speak in Hindi, in a speech that lasted for over 40 minutes, Modi referred to fractures in the global scenario. “Is Justice Chandrachud was part of a three-judge bench which heard petitions filed by CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 STATING THAT it could not sit in judgment on Hadiya alias Akhila’s decision to marry a Muslimman,theSupremeCourt said on Tuesday that the the National Investigation Agency (NIA) could not probe her “marital status” either. “She may be brainwashed, but what can we do? Whether themantowhomsheismarried is good or not is for her to decide. Whether it’s an independent choice or not, only she knows. ‘Whether the man is good or not, it’s for her to decide’ We can’t get into it. If she comes to court and says she married by her choice, that’s the end of it,” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Oppn considering move to impeach CJI: Yechury, Anwar MANOJ C G NEW DELHI, JANUARY 23 CPM GENERAL secretary Sitaram Yechury and NCP leader Tariq Anwar Tuesday said Opposition parties are “considering” the option of bringing an impeachment motion against Chief Justiceof IndiaDipakMisra in Parliament. They said it is the only way the legislature can ensure an inquiry into “serious issues” raised by four senior judges of the Supreme Court. On January 12, Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian 8 THEEDITORIAL PAGE BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY Pakistan has claimed there were more than 1,900 ceasefire violations last year and Pakistan’s ForeignMinistryhasallegedthere were over 75 ceasefire violations by India in January 2018, so far. Sources in the Indian Army’s Northern Command headquartered in Udhampur told The Indian Express they expect the numberinJanuarytogopastthe ceasefireviolationsinDecember, which will make it the month CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SOHRABUDDIN CASE Will oppose petition challenging discharge of Shah, CBI tells HC RUHI BHASIN MUMBAI, JANUARY 23 THE CBI informed the Bombay High Court Tuesday that it will oppose a public interest litigationfiledagainsttheagency’sdecision not to challenge a lower courtorderdischargingBJPpresident Amit Shah in the SohrabuddinSheikhallegedfake encounter case. Meanwhile, hearing a petition filed by an association of Mumbai lawyers that also seeks recordsfromtheHCadministrative committee on why the CBI judge initially assigned to con- Discharged by CBI court in Dec 2014 duct the trial was transferred, Justice S C Dharmadhikari said, “We leave it to the petitioner but we feel the institution (HC) should be kept out as far as possible. We request counsel (Dushyant) Dave to take an appropriate decision on this.” The PIL, filed by the Bombay Lawyers Association, has CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR RANSOMWARE SCARE PROMPTS POWER REGULATOR ALERT: THREAT IS REAL DEEPAK PATEL NEW DELHI, JANUARY 23 IN THE wake of the Wannacry ransomware attacks last year, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has warned of threats to smart grid systems in the country and an “urgent” need to develop a cyber security framework to address security needs in the country’s power sector. The Wannacry ransomware attack in May 2017 had affected computers and systems in 150 countries, including India after which, the Ministry of Power had tasked the CEA with — the apex policy advisory body in the electricity sector — to constitute a committee to discuss various issues including “cyber security issues in the power sector”. The CEA submitted its report on July 19, 2017. The CEA’s warning comes in the backdrop of a December 23, 2015 incident, when hackers successfully attacked informa- tion systems of three prominent powerdistributioncompaniesin Ukraine, disrupting the electricity supply to approximately 250,000 Ukranians. A similar small-scale attack occurred in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev in December 2016 and led to a power outage for about an hour. Ukrainian had blamed the attacks on Russian hackers. Asmartgrid-anypowernetwork used to supply electricity to consumers via two-way digitalcommunication-ismorevul- nerable to cyber attacks. “Unfortunately,sophisticatedcyber attacks on advanced metering infrastructures (smart grids) are a clear and present danger. The most devastating scenario involves a computer worm that traverses advanced metering infrastructures and permanently disables millions of smart meters,” said a study published in International Journal of Infrastructure Protection in September last year. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Jaipur Only way to inquire into serious issues, says Yechury Joseph, in an unprecedented public airing of grievances, questioned the conduct of CJI Misra over allocation of cases to judges. The judges have since met the CJI. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already said that the government and political parties must stay out of the issue since the judiciary is CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 The new Dalit challenge BY PRATAP BHANU MEHTA
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