TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 20+4 (NEWSLINE) PAGES, CHANDIGARH, `3.00 ● TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE ECONOMIC SURVEY CALLS FOR POLICY VIGILANCE Uptick in growth but pause likely in fiscal consolidation, says Govt Violence in the name of cow: SC sends notice to 3 states over contempt plea EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, JANUARY 29 THESUPREMECourtMondayissued notice to the governments of Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on a plea seeking contemptproceedingsagainstthem for not following its order to prevent violence perpetrated in the guise of protecting the cow. Considering a plea by Tushar Gandhi, great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, a bench of Chief Justiceof IndiaDipakMisra andJusticesAMKhanwilkarand D Y Chandrachud asked the threestatestofiletheirrepliesby April 3. The bench said it would hear the contempt plea along with the main writ petition filed by Gandhi earlier. Senior Advocate Indira Jaising, who appeared for Gandhi, contended that violent incidents were still being witnessed in various parts of these states despite the court’s order last September to take adequate security measures. On September 6, 2017, the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 13 WORLD ITWEETFROM BED:TRUMP 11 AFGHAN SOLDIERS KILLED IN ISLAMIC STATE ATTACK IN KABUL 11 THEIDEASPAGE Prescription for the doctor NMC Bill proposes revamp of regulatory body, needs finetuning President in House, PM outside: Time for simultaneous elections EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, JANUARY 29 IN HIS first address to Parliament, President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday marked the beginning of the Budget session by making a strong pitch for simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies, while expressing hope that the triple talaq Bill would be passed this time. Kovind’s remarks echoed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments outside Parliament, where he issued an appeal to political parties to “join hands” in passing the Bill so that “Muslim women will get their rights”. Later, Modi advocated simultaneous polls during a meeting of NDA allies. In his address, Kovind said: “Citizensalivetothestateof governance in the country are concerned about the frequent elections in one part of the country CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Bond markets take a hit over concerns Budget may widen fiscal deficit target BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY ENS ECONOMIC BUREAU NEW DELHI, JANUARY 29 EVEN AS it projected an uptick in growth rate in financial year 2018-19, the Economic Survey presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament Monday, two days before the presentation of the Union Budget, hinted at the government taking a “pause” at fiscal consolidation and possible slippage in the target this fiscal, relative to the previously announced fiscal deficit targets. The statement forced bond yields to extend the hardening trend seen over the recent weeks. Raising concerns over “elevated levels” scaled by stock markets in recent months, the Survey also advocated some “policy vigilance” as being necessary in the coming year,whichcomesinthebackdrop ofrisingspeculationinthemarket that the government may either introducelong-termcapitalgains tax on equities or increase the holding period for claim of such benefits. Takingnoteofthefiscaldevelopments, the Survey noted, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 From hope to realism, a tale of 4 surveys Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Shashi Tharoor (Cong), Farooq Abdullah (NC), Derek O’Brien (TMC) at a lunch hosted by Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal in New Delhi Monday. Renuka Puri Five states show the way with 70% of exports, enjoy higher standard of living ENS ECONOMIC BUREAU NEW DELHI, JANUARY 29 THE ECONOMIC Survey 2017-18 hasbroughtoutthesharpdisparity among states on inter-state andinternationaltrade,withjust five — Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana — accounting for 70 WAITING FOR BUDGET 2018-19 Terror fund chargesheet: NIA names Pak mission official, highlights role RAHUL TRIPATHI NEW DELHI, JANUARY 29 THE NATIONAL Investigation Agency (NIA) chargesheet into stonepeltingandterrorfinancing in Jammu and Kashmir, will include the role of a Pakistan High Commission official in funding separatistsandhasestimatedthe flow of at least Rs 200 crore into the valley to fuel protests and stone pelting, it is learnt. The NIA on January 19 had filed a 12,794-page chargesheet against 12 people including Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) chief Syed Salahuddin and top rung separatist leaders. The court is likely to take cognisance of the chargesheet on Tuesday. Sources said the chargesheet has included evidence against the Pakistan High Commission. Ministry of Home Ministry (MHA) sources said that an officer of the rank of First Secretary CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 INTERVIEW MODULE - 2018 VAJIRAM & RAVI has the Unique Record of having achieved All-India first rank in the IAS examination for 10 years successively from 1999 to 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and in 2016. INTERVIEW MODULE 2 Mock interviews and one personal sitting. Interview panel consists of experienced civil servants and personality trainers. Session begins from 20th January 2018. Exclusive Mock interview session for Indian Forest Service. OTHER COURSES BEGINNING IN FEB., 2018 CSAT Course 10-12 Weeks Essay online course- 8 Weeks. Medical Science crash course 6-8 weeks. Vajiram & Ravi ( A unit of Vajiram & Ravi IAS Study Centre LLP) For details contact 9-B, Bada Bazar Marg, Old Rajinder Nagar , New Delhi- 110 060 Ph.:011-25820000, 25734058; e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Visit us at www.vajiramandravi.com per cent of India’s total exports. The survey has for the first time included data on internationalexportsofstatesandasserts that they indicate a strong correlation between export performance and the standard of living. Statesthatexportinternationally and trade with other states have been found to be richer. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SHAJI VIKRAMAN & RAVISH TIWARI NEW DELHI, JANUARY 29 FROM EXUBERANT optimism and ambitious ideals to a more grounded reality — it has been an eventful four years for the Economic Survey and its primary author. What used to be a drab tome that didn’t excite or seek to engage with the discerning observer of the Indian economy got a makeover when, first, Kaushik Basu and, then, Raghuram Rajan became Chief Economic Advisers. But under Arvind Subramanian, the survey was elevated to an altogether CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Amarinder buys 6 acres near Sukhbir’s hotel for Rs 3 .5 crore KANCHAN VASDEV CHANDIGARH, JANUARY 29 PUNJAB CHIEF Minister Amarinder Singh has purchased nearlysixacresof landatSiswan village in Mohali district, less than 5 km from former deputy chief minister and Opposition SAD leader Sukhbir Singh Badal’s Sukhvilas Resorts and Spa. Official records show that Amarinder bought the land in Palanpur village, measuring 28 bigha and 5 biswa, under his own name for Rs 3.5 crore on January 3. The property is located in the foothills of the Shivalik range, less than 1.5 km from the Chandigarh-Baddi four-lane road and 18 km from the Capital. When contacted by The Indian Express, the Chief Minister’smediaadviser,Raveen Work underway at the land in Siswan village. Jaipal Singh Thukral, said: “Captain Amarinder Singh has purchased a plot of about six acres in Siswan for his personal use. The land was registered in his name in Tehsil Majri. Since he does not have a house in Chandigarh, he chosetobuythisplotclosetothe city. He plans to build a cottage and plant fruit trees on the plot.” At the site, The Indian Express CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 A-G to Govt: Bofors SLP bad idea, may be rejected ANANTHAKRISHNAN G NEW DELHI, JANUARY 29 ATTORNEY GENERAL K K Venugopal has advised the government that the CBI should not file a special leave petition (SLP) before the Supreme Court in a case related to the Bofors scandal as it is likely to be dismissed 10 THEEDITORIAL PAGE on grounds of delay and “could well prejudice its stand even as a respondent in the appeals already pending”. It will be better, the Attorney General has said, if the CBI remains a respondent and presents its stand. In a letter to the Department of Personnel and Training CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Why Mahatma felt homeless in India BY VINAY LAL
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