LATE CITY, 20 PAGES, AHMEDABAD, `3.00 ● THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM TheIndian EXPRESS DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA 12 SILENT ON REST IN OPP IN PARLIAMENT JOURNALISM OF COURAGE ELEVATION TO SUPREME COURT Joseph’s file, Don’t lecture us If Govt returns Justicesend it back Collegium is likely to after what you did to India: PM attacks Cong No other names may be sent as long as current Collegium in place TWO SPEECHES, ONE TARGET: CONG & GANDHI FAMILY WITH INDICATIONS that the Government may consider returning the Collegium’s recommendation to elevate Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K M Joseph to the 10 NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 7 RS TV TO BJP TV, SAYS AZAD AFTER GLITCH FACEBOOK PRESENTS THE EDITORIAL PAGE IE THINC 8 EXPRESS NETWORK ● PM’S WIFE INJURED IN ACCIDENT, HER RELATIVE DIES, P2 Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha. PTI Rahul replies: Disservice to spend so much time on Cong, so little on future 4 SURAT BEGINS TO CUT WATER SUPPLY, VMC OPTS FOR TUBEWELLS ● State govt appoints panel to fix new fee limit for pvt schools MANOJ C G & DEEPTIMAN TIWARY BUSINESS AS USUAL NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 7 GUJARAT Lessons from the market’s plunge SEEMA CHISHTI ● DON’T CHANGE PAGE Supreme Court, sources have told The Indian Express that if this happens the Collegium proposes to send the name right back for the issuance of the Presidential warrant. Justice Joseph’s name was the only one of a judge, forwarded by the Collegium for elevation to the Supreme Court BY UNNY REPLYING TO the fifth debate on the motion of thanks on the President’s Address in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a blistering attack on the Congress and its first family. In back-to-back speeches, he underlined that the “New India” initiatives of his government were qualitatively different from the ones of “Old India” championed by the Congress. He said the Old India was littered with scams like Bofors, ex- cesses which were seen during Emergency and the killing of CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BY ILA PATNAIK Fresh licences needed, says SC, stops iron-ore mining in Goa March 15 ANANTHAKRISHNAN G & SMITA NAIR NEW DELHI, PANJIM, FEBRUARY 7 THE SUPREME Court Wednesday quashed the Goa government’s second renewal of iron ore mining licences to 88 companies during 2014-15, saying the “unduly hasty” decision was “not in the interests of mineral development”. Referring to the state mineral policy to underline that “iron ore from Goa is not suitable for the Indian industry” and is “mined only for export, mainly to China Indu Malhotra, Justice Joseph with the other being that of Indu Malhotra who was elevated directly from the Bar — the first and Japan”, the bench said the “primary beneficiary” is “the mining lease holder, a private entity” while the average Goan CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Performance-based outcome Budget in House: Aayog chief EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 7 THE GOVERNMENT may place a detailed performance-based outcome Budget document outlining the target of each ministry in Parliament on Friday, according to NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar. “I am hoping that on the 9th of this month, a document will be placed in Parliament which will be the most detailed performance-based outcome Budget document that you would ever see. NITI Aayog has CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 An iron ore mine in Codli village, Goa. Reuters file woman to be so recommended. Sources say that there was a consensus in the Collegium over proposing Justice Joseph’s elevation. In April 2016, Justice Joseph had quashed the Centre’s orders on Presidential rule in the state deeply embarrassing the NDA government. Sources said that if the Government neither returns the file nor clears it or if it returns it and then sits on it despite the ECONOMY ● RBI KEEPS KEY RATES STEADY, WARNS ON FIVE LEVIES, PAGE 15 NITI Aayog chief Rajiv Kumar Nominations in, notice says if polls are held... DECISION 2018 NAGALAND DIPANKAR GHOSE DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 7 THE DEPUTY commissioner’s office in Dimapur, the state’s largest city, is perhaps a microcosm of Nagaland’s politics. Outside the gates, uniformed personnel of the Nagaland Police and the CRPF, called in for the elections, patrol the streets, guns in hand. Inside, as the candidates make their way to the returning officer’s room to file their nominations, they do so quietly, almost as ifthey don’t want to be noticed. There are only three cars with party stickers, and just a handful of supporters for each candidate, making very little noise. Even the official notice outlining the election schedule, stuck on the board at the main entrance to the building, tells a story of uncertainty. “If the elections are held, polling day will be February 27th, between 7 am and 4 pm,” it says. On January 29, the Core CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 13 EXPLAINED Ayodhya hearing begins today
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