TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 18 PAGES, KOLKATA `4.00 (`12 IN NORTH EAST STATES & ANDAMAN) ● THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA 11 SILENT ON REST IN OPPN INPARLIAMENT JOURNALISM OF COURAGE ELEVATION TO SUPREME COURT Joseph’s file, Don’tlectureus If Govt returns Justicesend it back Collegium is likely to afterwhatyou didtoIndia:PM attacksCong No other name may be sent as long as current Collegium is in place TWO SPEECHES,ONE TARGET: CONG & GANDHI FAMILY ● DON’T CHANGE WITH INDICATIONS that the government may consider returning the Collegium’s recommendation to elevate Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K M Joseph to the 8 NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 7 FACEBOOK PRESENTS THEEDITORIAL PAGE IE THINC 10 EXPRESS NETWORK ● UNNAO QUACK WHO INFECTED 33 WITH HIV HELD, PAGE 10 BENGAL PAGES 3, 4 ● SIKKIM BENEFITS IF THERE IS UNREST IN DARJEELING: CM ● GOVERNOR FLOUTED CONSTITUTION, PARTHA TELLS ASSEMBLY Lessons from the market’s plunge SEEMA CHISHTI RS TV TO BJP TV, SAYS AZAD AFTER GLITCH PAGE Supreme Court, sources have toldThe Indian Express thatif this happenstheCollegiumproposes 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 ILA PATNAIK Rahul replies: Disservice to spend so much time on Cong, so little on future Fresh licences needed, says SC, stops iron-ore mining in Goa March 15 MANOJ C G & DEEPTIMAN TIWARY ANANTHAKRISHNAN G & SMITA NAIR Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha. PTI NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 7 REPLYING TO the debate on the motion of thanks on the President’s Address in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday launched a blistering attack on the Congress and its first family. Inback-to-backspeeches,heunderlined that the “New India” initiatives of his government werequalitativelydifferentfrom the ones of “Old India” championed by the Congress. He said the Old India was littered with scams like Bofors, ex- BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY cesses which were seen during Emergency and the killing of CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 NEW DELHI, PANJIM, FEBRUARY 7 THE SUPREME Court Wednesday quashed the Goa government’ssecondrenewalof iron ore mining licences to 88 companies during 2014-15, saying the “unduly hasty” decision was “not in the interests of mineral development”. Referringtothestatemineral policytounderlinethat“ironore from Goa is not suitable for the Indian industry” and is “mined only for export, mainly to China and Japan”, the bench said the Indu Malhotra, Justice Joseph with the other being that of Indu Malhotra who was elevated directly from the Bar — the first “primary beneficiary” is “the miningleaseholder,aprivateentity” 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 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 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 proposingJusticeJoseph’selevation. 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 14 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 personnelof theNagalandPolice and the CRPF, called in for the elections, patrol the streets, guns inhand.Inside,asthecandidates make their way to the returning officer’s room to file their nominations,theydosoquietly,almost asiftheydon’twanttobenoticed. There are only three cars with party stickers, and just a handful of supportersforeach 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 electionsareheld,pollingdaywillbe 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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