There’s a new force on Uttar Pradesh’s roads — a troop of women bus conductors, crisscrossing the state as they learn to stare down bullies, deal with harassment and enjoy the drive JAIPUR,LATECITY JANUARY28,2018 18+6(EYE)PAGES,`5.00 WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA HRD Ministry rejects IIM-B’s suggestions for chairperson post RITIKA CHOPRA NEW DELHI, JANUARY 27 THEHRDMinistryhasrefusedto appoint IIM Bangalore’s next chairman from the names suggested by the institute, The Sunday Express has learnt. The search-cum-selection committee (ScSC) of IIM Bangalore,headedbyco-founder of Sabre Partners, Rajiv Maliwal, had recommended names of Vinita Bali, former managing director of Britannia industries, renowned cardiac surgeon Dr Devi Shetty and Vikram Kirloskar,non-executivedirector on the board of Kirloskar Brothers,forthepostof chairman of the Board of Governors (BoG). IIM Bangalore director G Raghuram confirmed that the government has sought a fresh panel of finalists. When asked if the government had given any reasons for finding all three candidatesunsuitableforthejob,he said, “No”. When contacted, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar told The Sunday Express that he did not specifically recall what has happenedincaseof theappointmentofIIMBangalore’schairperson, but added that the governmentisworkingswiftlytowards drafting the rules under the IIM Act within the next 50 days. Although the ministry, technically, can shoot down the institute’s suggestion, this is only thesecondtimeithashappened. The first instance was almost two years ago when Javadekar’s predecessor, Smriti Irani, did not appointIIMAhmedabad’schairman from the three candidates forwarded by the institute — then chairman of the Board of Directors of Infosys R Seshasayee, HDFC chairman DeepakParekhandCMDof Hero MotoCorp Pawan Munjal. IIMBangalorehasbeenwithout a full-time chairman ever since Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman of Biocon Limited, completed her term last year. The Ministry’s rejection is significant as it comes at a time when another institute, IIM CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SUNDAY STORY PAGE 7 The Challenger EXPLOSIVE-LADEN VEHICLE DETONATED ON BUSY STREET Ambulance bomb kills 95 in Kabul, Taliban claim attack MUJIB MASHAL & JAWAD SUKHANYAR After R-Day clash, shops and vehicles set on fire in UP town KABUL, JANUARY 27 ABOMBplacedinanambulance setoff ahugeexplosiononabusy Kabul street on Saturday, killing at least 95 people and injuring at least 158 others, Afghan officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which came days after a 15-hour siege by the militants at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul left 22 dead, including 14 foreigners. The explosion occurred on a guarded street that leads to an old Interior Ministry building and several embassies, officials said. Many ministry departmentsstillhaveofficesthere,and CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ABHISHEK ANGAD KASGANJ, JANUARY 27 An injured boy inside an ambulance at the blast site in Kabul on Saturday. Reuters Padmaavat threat: Censor Board chief skips Lit Fest IPL JACKPOT BIGBANG BEN STOKES EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE JAIPUR, JANUARY 27 DAYS AFTER the Karni Sena, protesting over the release of Padmaavat, warned that Censor Board chief Prasoon Joshi would not be allowed to enter Rajasthan for the Zee Jaipur LiteratureFestival(JLF),thepoetlyricist on Saturday said he had decided to skip the event to avoid “discomfort” to the organisers and “fellow writers”. Security forces patrol Kasganj town, Saturday. Praveen Khanna ‘To avoid causing discomfort to organisers’ 12.5 cr Rajasthan Royals K L RAHUL 11 cr Kings XI Punjab MANISH PANDEY 11 cr Sunrisers Hyderabad RISING STARS SURPRISE PICKS 8.8 cr 9 cr KRUNAL PANDYA “(I) will not be attending JLF this year and must say will miss sharing great moments with literatureandpoetrylovers.Iamdoing this so that the dignity of the event does not get compromised CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Mumbai Indians ISHAN KISHAN 6.2 cr Mumbai Indians RASHID KHAN (Afghanistan), Sun Risers Hyderabad JOFRA ARCHER (West Indies) 7.2 crore Rajasthan Royals REPORT, PAGE 15 IN FRESH violence in Kasganj townof UttarPradesh,adayafter a man was killed and another injuredinacommunalclash,amob set ablaze about 10 shops, vehicles and a makeshift house — all belongingtoMuslims,according to the police — on Saturday. The violence started around 11 am, about an hour after Abhishek Gupta, 22, — who was killed in firing between two groups during an unauthorised rally to mark Republic Day on Friday — was cremated. Earlier in the day, about 200 people took part in the funeral procession as Gupta’s body, wrappedinthenationalflag,was taken to the cremation ground, about 2 km from the town. When Rajveer Singh, the local BJP MP, arrived at 8:30 am, the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Two protesters killed in army firing: J&K police BASHAARAT MASOOD SRINAGAR, JANUARY 27 TWO YOUTHS were killed and onecriticallyinjuredwhenarmy personnel opened fire on protesters in Shopian, police said on Saturday. While police have registered a case of murder against the army, the state government has ordered a magisterial probe into the incident. “It was a routine administrative movement of 10 Garhwal Rifles. It was not an operation or patrol,” said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Shopian, Ambarkar Dinkar. “They (army personnel) were pelted with stones at Ganawpora village. The army personnelopenedfire,whichled to casualties,” he said. Confirming two deaths, Dinkarsaid:“Wehaveregistered an FIR under Section 302 (murder)... we are mentioning 10 Garhwal in the FIR.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 don’t bother for scars any more. Get dazzling Glamour with... To get blemish free skin use NO SCARS once every night. It helps to reduce and remove, scars and marks. Long Lasting Premium Quality Soap Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful. This belief paves the way to real beauty inside which reflects outside. No Scars beauty soap helps making your skin look soft and radiant. The components of No Scars make it a wonderful moisturizer & provides nourishment to all the skin types. 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