TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 16 PAGES, JAIPUR, `4.00 ● THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA MP responds to Odisha SOS: Two tigers to be relocated SOWMIYA ASHOK NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 7 ATIGERreserveinOdisha,onthe brink of becoming tiger-less, has managed to convince Madhya Pradesh to help “re-stock” by relocating a pair of tigers from Bandhavgarh National Park. The963sq-kmSatkosiaTiger Reserve in Odisha presently has only two old tigers — a male and a female, both over the age of 13. “They may die anytime because they are beyond productiveage,”DirectorGeneral of Forests Siddhanta Das said. “Hopefully,bythisyear,twopairs (of tigers) will be introduced there.” For now, only a pair is to be relocated. Earlier, the Odisha government had written to other states with overpopulated tiger reserves,askingif theycouldspare a few of the big cats. Apart from Satkosia, the western part of Rajaji National Park in Uttarakhand and West Bengal’s Buxa National Park, “need restocking”, Vaibhav C Mathur, National Tiger Conservation Authority Assistant InspectorGeneralof Forests,said. “The Chief Wildlife Warden CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 EXPRESS NETWORK ● PM MODI’S WIFE HURT IN ROAD ACCIDENT, HER RELATIVE DIES ● KOTA BJP OBC HEAD WRITES TO SHAH, SEEKS REPLACEMENT FOR RAJE, PAGE 3 If Govt returns Justice Joseph file, Collegium likely to send it back Sources said if Govt sits on it again, no other names will be sent for elevation SEEMA CHISHTI NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 7 WITH INDICATIONS that the Government may consider returning the Collegium’s recommendation to elevate Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K M Joseph to the Supreme Court, sources have toldTheIndianExpressthatif this happenstheCollegiumproposes 8 THEEDITORIAL PAGE to send the name right back for the issuance of the Presidential warrant. Justice Joseph’s name was the only one forwarded by the Collegium for elevation to the Supreme Court with the other name being that of Indu Malhotra who was elevated directly from the Bar — the first woman to be so recommended. Sources say that there was a consensus among all five judges Lessons from the market’s plunge BY ILA PATNAIK RBI keeps key rates steady, warns on five levies, fiscal slippage GEORGE MATHEW MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 7 LESS THAN a week after the Union Budget, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Thursday kept the key policy rate unchanged at 6 per cent for the third consecutive time and raised red flags on “severaluncertainties”ontheinflation front, impact of “fiscal slippage” that the Budget indicated and “five levies” that could impactinvestmentsandsavings. Unveiling the bi-monthly monetary policy statement in Mumbai, RBI Governor Urjit Patel said “significant and post- RBI Governor Urjit Patel on Wednesday. Ganesh Shirsekar poned deviations” from fiscal targets would make matters “more challenging” going CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Indu Malhotra, Justice Joseph over the Justice K M Joseph’s elevation. In April 2016, Justice Josephhadquashedthe Centre’s ordersonPresidentialruleinthe state deeply embarrassing the NDA government. Sources said that if the Government sits on the name forwarded by the Collegium for elevation (Justice Joseph or Malhotra)and“neitherreturned nor cleared”, the Collegium is of theviewthatitwill“notbesending any other names for CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Performance-based outcome Budget in House: Aayog chief MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 7 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 REPLY TO DEBATE IN LOK SABHA Donotlectureuson democracy,youserve onefamily:PM toCong Don’t change RS TV to BJP TV: Azad ABANTIKA GHOSH NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 7 Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rajya Sabha. PTI Youth not begging for jobs, IAS kids don’t want to be in IAS, says PM Modi EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE THE GOVERNMENT may place a detailed performance-based outcome Budget document outliningthetargetof eachministry in Parliament on Friday, accordingtoNITIAayogVice-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 been working on it for six months and we have created a 740items,line-by-lineoutcomebased document which every ministrywillhavetofollow.Each line has an outcome target mentioned there,” said Kumar at the Express Adda on Tuesday. Kumar said the School JOURNALISM OF COURAGE DEEPTIMAN TIWARY BUSINESS AS USUAL NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 7 NITI Aayog chief Rajiv Kumar AMID OPPOSITION protests and sloganeeringinLokSabha,Prime MinisterNarendraModitoreinto theCongressWednesday,accusingitof“breakingupthecountry” (deshketukdekiye)andholdingit responsible for the economic woes, slow progress, crony capitalism and deeply entrenched corruption. Describing bad loans of banks as a Congress “sin”, he dismissed talk of rising unemployment as misinformation. Replyingtothedebateonthe motion of thanks to the President’s address to Parliament, Modi said the Congress did not follow any tradition of democracy during its BY UNNY long rule. Recalling that Sardar VallabhbhaiPatelwasprevented from becoming Congress chief, he said had Patel been chosen, a CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Jaipur LEADEROFtheOppositioninthe Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad saidWednesdaythatOpposition speeches were being “blocked out” on Rajya Sabha TV and urged the House not to convert “Rajya Sabha TV to BJP TV”. Azad made the remark after TrinamoolCongress(TMC)leader Derek O’Brien alleged that RSTV transmission was disrupted for thefirstfewminutesofhisspeech on Wednesday. During the disruption, RSTV telecast a prerecorded programme and later cited technical difficulties. Transmissionof O’Brien’sspeech resumed after four minutes. After O’Brien’s speech, Azad said: “Don’t convert Rajya Sabha TV to BJP TV.” He also alleged that opposition speeches were “blocked out” and disproportionateamountsof coveragewas giventoBJPpresidentAmitShah on the channel. According to Azad, minuscule coverage was given for other leaders in news bulletins. A statement from RSTV said: “The transmission of RSTV got interrupted from 13.14 hours to 13.18 hours due to power failure CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
Indian Express Limited is an Indian news media publishing company. It publishes several widely circulated dailies, including The Indian Express and The Financial Express in English, the Loksatta in Marathi and the Jansatta in Hindi.