KOLKATA,LATECITY FEBRUARY11,2018 18+6(EYE)PAGES,`5.00 (`12 IN NORTH EAST STATES & ANDAMAN) DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA IDEA EXCHANGE PAGE 10 ‘CHINA HAS RESOURCES... BUT INDIA HAS WEIGHT IN THE REGION. HOW WE USE SMART DIPLOMACY IS KEY’ India’s former ambassador to US NIRUPAMA RAO and former US ambassador to India RICHARD VERMA IIM ACT Diplomas or degrees? IIMs in a fix over shift RITIKA CHOPRA NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 10 THE INDIAN Institutes of Management (IIMs) are facing transition issues as they make theshiftfromgrantingdiplomas to awarding degrees. Thepremierbusinessschools are in a spot over whether the batchof studentsgraduatingthis year — they enrolled much before the IIM Act came into effect last month — should get a postgraduate diploma in management(PGDM)oranMBAdegree. A section of students at IIMLucknow have demanded that they be given diplomas at their convocation ceremony this year, prompting the institute director to approach the government for CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 WEST BENGAL ● ARREST WARRANT AGAINST BHARATI GHOSH, HER GUARD, PAGE 3 ● SCHOOL STAFFER HELD FOR STUDENT’S ‘SEXUAL ABUSE’ , PAGE 3 15 INDIGOGROUNDSTHREE A320NEOAIRCRAFT The Greys in Operation Greens PM said tomato, onion and potato crops government’s ‘top priority’. As they count their losses, farmers in TOP zones wait to see how Two soldiers killed in terror attack on J&K Army camp ARUN SHARMA EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE TWO SOLDIERS were killed in a terror attack on the family quartersoftheSunjuwanmilitarystationhereearlyonSaturday.While nooutfithasclaimedresponsibility so far, both the Army and police said the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) was behind the attack. Sources said three of the attackers have been killed, and the operation is still “in progress”. The attack comes amid an alert across the state on a possible strike by the JeM, in view of the death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on February 9 and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front founder Maqbool Bhat on February 11. However, sources said, security agencies were fo- THE JAMMU and Kashmir Assembly witnessed chaotic scenes with a senior National Conference leader shouting proPakistan slogans in response to the BJP’s slogans against the neighbouring country. As the House descended into further chaos, Speaker Kavinder Gupta adjourned the House for a while and even expunged his own remarks. Trouble began when the Speaker, responding to angry remarksfromthelegislatorsonthe terror attack on the Sunjuwan militarycamp,saidtheareafellin the Assembly constituency of NC leader Mohammad Akbar Lone. He then made certain CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 JAMMU, FEBRUARY 10 JAMMU, FEBRUARY 10 Outside Sunjuwan military station on Saturday. Praveen Khanna cussing on Kashmir, and did not expect an attack in Jammu. Confirming two deaths, a statement issued by the Army said “nine others, including five women and children, are injured, two of them being critical”. The Army identified the dead soldiers as Hony Lt Madan Lal Choudhary from Kathua district, and Havildar Habibullah Quereshi from Kupwara. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SUNDAY STORY LIVES ON THE LINE PAGE 11 Unnao HIVcases: CMO got MEA asks alert in July, but didn’t act Bengaluru FC LUCKNOW, FEBRUARY 10 IN JULY last year, after 12 people from villages in Bangarmau area of UP’s Unnao district tested positive for HIV, Dr S P Chaudhary, then Chief Medical Superintendent (CMS) of the district hospital and now Unnao Chief Medical Officer (CMO), says he sent a letter to then CMO Dr Rajendra Prasad, alerting him about a quack who had allegedly spread the virus by using the AGARTALA, FEBRUARY 10 Rajesh Yadav has been arrested same syringe on his ‘patients’. However, nothing came of the letter. On February 7, the quack, Rajesh Yadav, was arrested following an FIR registered against him by the Unnao health CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 TRIPURA BJP’s Tripura prabhari Sunil Deodhar “To win Tripura, and to be able to fight the communists,’’ says BJP’s Tripura prabhari Sunil Deodhar, who has been living in the state for two years now. A year ago, the BJP appointed its new state secretary, Biplab Deb, who is likely to be the party’s chief ministerial candidate in case of a win. “Since Biplab Deb took over, we have been building the organisation from scratch,’’ says Deodhar. The BJP didn’t have to wait long to grab dissident Congress leaders who had joined the Trinamool Congress and were looking to jump ship once more. But the party had started working much before that. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 to defer visit, cites advisory MIHIR VASAVDA NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 10 THE MINISTRY of External Affairs (MEA) on Saturday directed Bengaluru FC to “defer” their visit to Maldives for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) match in Male City, scheduled for Tuesday, owing to the state of emergency in the island country. The government told the club to “strictly adhere” to the MEA’s travel advisory issued on February 5, in which Indian nationals have been advised to “deferallnon-essentialtravelsto the island nation until further notice”. The MEA’s intervention comes a day after the Maldives National Defence Force promised full support to the Indian side for its playoff match against TCSportsClubatMale’sNational Stadium. Bengaluru FC were scheduled to depart on Sunday afternoon, however, their plans have now been thrown off track. The government has also got in touch with All India Football Federation (AIFF) general secretary Kushal Das on the issue. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 INDIAN JOURNALIST ORDERED TO LEAVE MALDIVES PAGE 4 Team from India to help Myanmar conserve dwindling tiger species NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 10 ATEAMfromIndiaisworkingon a conservation plan to preserve the last 30-odd Indochinese tigers in northern Myanmar’s Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary. Identified as a distinct subspeciesin1968,thesetigershave a smaller skull and body when compared to the Bengal and PM calls for ‘independent’ Palestine soon, skips mention of ‘united, viable’ SHUBHAJIT ROY ESHA ROY SOWMIYA ASHOK How the unabashedly political art of filmmaker Amar Kanwar is earning him a global following House erupts, pro-Pakistan slogan raised by NC MLA EXPRESSINRAMALLAH Family quarters targeted, Army says women and children among nine injured In run-up to polls, how BJP built its army for battle against Left DECISION 2018 THE FIGHT for Tripura has been an unprecedented experiment in BJP’s electoral history, say the party’s leaders in Tripura. For a year now, the BJP has been engaged in the mammoth task of building a cadre-based organisation, brick by brick, to match the CPI(M) and Left Front’s cadre based-army. Over 50,000 BJP and RSS workers have been engaged, experts and trainers have been brought in from other parts of the country, and voters aggressively wooed across the length and breadth of the state. PAGES 8-9 JeM STRIKE, OPERATION STILL ON: ARMY MANISH SAHU ECONOMY BIG PICTURE WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM Siberian tigers and are distributed in Myanmar, Thailand and Laos. Like all other tiger subspecies, this one too has been classified by the International Union for Conservation (IUCN) as ‘endangered’ but “its status is poorly known compared to other tiger subspecies” and “the extent of its recent decline is serious,approachingthethreshold for Critically Endangered”, says the IUCN website. The team from India is presently collecting primary data to draw up a conservation plan with the eventual aim of creating a “protected area network”. The team has members of the Global Tiger Forum (GTF), aninternationalbodythatworks fortheconservationof tigersand which has the Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India (WII) as its India partner. Spread across 20,000 sqkm, Myanmar has the largest tiger landscape in the world but its dwindling tiger population has been a concern. GTF secretary general Rajesh Gopal,whoearlierheadedProject Tiger and the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), saidconservingtigers“tiesinwith the climate-change agenda of a country” since “carbon is locked CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 FEBRUARY 10 IN A major departure from the past, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India hoped for “an early realisation of a sovereign and independent state of Palestine”, dropping any mention of a “united” and “viable” Palestine. He also did not mention East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, nor did he spellout“thetwo-statesolution” — a departure he had made earlier, in May last year. Hiscarefullycalibratedomission of a “united” and “viable” Palestine will be perceived as a radicalchangeinIndia’sposition, maintained for several decades. This was the first ever visit by an Indian prime minister to Palestine, and Modi and PalestinianPresidentMahmoudAbbas CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 PM Narendra Modi with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Saturday. PTI MORE REPORTS, PAGE 5 7 WORLD FIGHTER JET DOWNED, ISRAEL STRIKES IRANIAN, SYRIAN TARGETS IN SYRIA
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