TheIndian EXPRESS LATECITY, 16 PAGES, JAIPUR, `4.00 ● MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE TERROR ATTACK Jammu military camp attack toll rises to 6, three terrorists killed All those killed are from state, 6 among the 10 injured are women, 14-year-old boy fighting for life ARUN SHARMA JAMMU, FEBRUARY 11 Top scientist sacked for sexual harassment EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 11 ONE OF the country’s top researchers in the field of immunology, Kanury VS Rao was served a termination letter from the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI),FaridabadonJanuary17 for allegedly sexually harassing a female colleague. RaoservedasTHSTI-National Chair, an autonomous institute under the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology. “We have terminated the employment of one scientist,” confirmed THSTI executive director Gagandeep Kang. Rao is a memberof threeof thecountry’sleading science academies, and is winner of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in 1997 and the 1999-2000 National Bioscience Award. While THSTI is learnt to have setupaseven-member‘internal complaint committee’, Rao in a petition filed before the Delhi High Court in November, 2017 had stated: “The committee was CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THREEMOREsoldiersandacivilian were found dead inside the residentialquartersatSunjuwan Military Station on Sunday, taking the toll in the terrorist attack on the Army camp to six. The camp came under attack before dawnonSaturday,andthreeterrorists had been killed until Sunday evening. Mopping-up operations were ongoing. “Duringthesanitisingof residential quarters by Indian Army commandos, the bodies of one more JCO (Junior Commissioned Officer), two jawans, and an elderly man, the father of a soldier, havebeenrecovered,allofwhom werekilledbytheterroristsinthe initialstageyesterday,”theArmy said in a written statement. A JCO and a jawan had been confirmed killed on the first day of the attack. All those killed were residents of Jammu and Kashmir, the Army statement said. Four of the killed soldiers An Army tank close to the residential quarters of the military camp. PTI werefromKashmir,thefifthwas from Kathua in Jammu, it said. Tenpeoplewereinjured—six of them women, including one who is pregnant, and children. A 14-year-old boy with a gunshot MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 11 THE ORDER of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence’s adjudicating authority to strike down all proceedings launched by the DRI against two Adani Group firms in a power equipment overvaluation case of nearly Rs 4,000 crore is “erroneous, illegal andimpropernotonlyinlawbut also on facts”, according to the Customs department. In an appeal filed at the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) in Mumbai on November 28, the departmentclaimedthattheadjudication order “suffers from several contradictions which indicate either total non-application of mind or recklesness in passing of the order”. 7 WORLD grenadelaunchers,ammunition and grenades have been recovered from them, the Army said. Sanitisation and search operations were continuing. Earlier on Sunday, Army Modi hails tech role in development, says Aadhaar saved Rs 56,000 crore EXPRESSINOMAN SHUBHAJIT ROY FEBRUARY 11 IN TWO speeches delivered in DubaionSunday,PrimeMinister Narendra Modi spoke about his government’s use of technology as a tool for development, but also underlined the challenges that its misuse can present. ThePrimeMinisteracknowledged difficulties arising out of the implementation of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Dubai on Sunday. Reuters Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the demonetisation exercise, but likened them to teething troubles faced when moving to a new home. DRI authority’s clean chit to Adani firms illegal: Customs appeal KHUSHBOO NARAYAN wound in the head is in a critical condition, the statement said. All three terrorists killed were wearing military fatigues and were heavily armed. AK-56 assault rifles, under barrel 9 THEIDEASPAGE Decoding the deal Details of Rafale and other defence deals should be disclosed without compromising security It alleged that “...the manner inwhichtheadjudicatingauthorityhasgoneontodescribeanotherwise dubious contract process in glowing terms as transparent, independentandgoodcorporate governancepractice...onlypoints at eagerness and bias on the part of adjudicating authority to justify overvaluation ignoring facts to the contrary”. On August 22, 2017, the DRI’s adjudicating authority, K V S Singh, dropped all charges filed by the agency against Adani Power Maharashtra Ltd (APML), Adani Power Rajasthan Ltd (APRL) for allegedly inflating the total declared value of the goods imported under power and infrastructure heads, which attractszero or less than 5 per cent duty, to the extent of Rs 3,974.12 crore. Delivering the keynote address at the World Government Summit,hesaidhisgovernment had saved Rs 56,000 crore — $ 8 billion—usingAadhaar-enabled direct benefit transfers in about 400 government schemes. In an affidavit filed in June 2017, the government had said the total recorded savings through the DBT scheme in two years — 2014-15 and 2015-16 — were Rs 49,560 crore. India is the Guest Country at the sixth edition of the DubaibasedSummit,whichisbeingattended by more than 4,000 participantsfrom140countries.“Itis a matter of pride for not only me but also the 125 crore people of IndiathatIhavebeencalledasthe Chief Guest at the World GovernmentSummit,”Modisaid. The Prime Minister stressed the pivotal role that technology plays in the growth of an economy, adding that the GST CONTINUEDONPAGE2 Chief General Bipin Rawat was briefed in Jammu about the operation by senior Army commanders.TheChief madeanaerial survey of the area before flying to Delhi. Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, visited the injured at the military hospital. Later, addressing a Congress convention at the Dusshera Ground in Gandhi Nagar in Jammu, Azad criticised the four-year rule of the BJP government at the Centre, saying a recordnumberofterroristattacks andincidentsofPakistanishelling hadtakenplaceduringthisperiod. Inspector General of Police (Jammu Zone) Dr S D Singh Jamwal was among the senior police and NIA officials who visitedthecampduringtheday,apparently trying to draw a sketch of the possible route the terroriststookintotheheavilyguarded location. They are suspected to have entered from the side of a nullah that flows close by. This is the side from which an attack tookplaceonthestationin2003. BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY 6 ● MAN HELD FOR BREAKING INTO BANK IN SAYS HE IS PRESIDENT’S BODYGUARD EXPLAINED Sardar Patel’s views on Kashmir problem: what the record says ● BOY KIDNAPPED FROM POSH DELHI COLONY RESCUED, TWO HELD, PAGE 3 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2007, over 500 lawyers clashed with police outside the Pakistan Supreme CourtinIslamabadovertheelection commission accepting General Pervez Musharraf as a presidential poll candidate despite serious questions over his eligibility. Right in the middle of it all, was Asma Jahangir. As the police burst tear gas shells and swung their batons, barely100mfromthepollpanel’s office, a lawyer fell on her. With blood from his face and head on her clothes, she stood up, screaming in anger and contempt—forMusharraf andwhat thepolicehaddoneonhisbehalf. That’stheimageIwillalways carry of Asma, feisty fighter at the barricades that Pakistan’s rulers frequently put up against their own people — women, children,peopleaccusedof blasphemy,victimsof religiousintolerance, Baloch, Pashtun, prodemocracy activists, and those who wanted peace with India. She battled for each cause, and as a lawyer, went far beyond turning out at processions and candle-light vigils. On Sunday, the 66-year-old diedof acardiacarrestinLahore. “I am devastated @ loss of my mother Asma Jahangir. We shall B announcing date of funeral soon. We R waiting 4 our relatives 2 return 2 Lahore,” her daughter Munizae Jahangir posted on Twitter. Asma fought the system in the country’s law courts, even though justice was far from as- KOLKATA FEBRUARY 11 NAGALAND KOHIMA, FEBRUARY 11 At the Kohima college. Dipankar Ghose want the same for him,” he said. It is perhaps the youth of Nagaland who have paid the highest price for years of insurgency and political instability that have wracked the state. Now with elections in less than three weeks, they are the ones CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ASMA JAHANGIR 1952-2018 sured. But foremost, she stood againstthemilitary’susurpation of the role of main arbiter. She was fearless in her criticism and spokehermindfreely.Inonetelevision programme, she famously described military generalsas“duffers”,sayingPakistan wouldbedoomedif itcontinued to be led by them. Her earliest fight against the militaryisnowpartof Pakistan’s legal history — as Jilani vs. Govt of Punjab. The case dates back to 1972, when the young Asma Jilani appealed to the Supreme Court against her father’s detention under Yahya Khan’s martial law. The martial law was held to be illegal. Khan had already stepped down by the time of the judgment in the wake of the crushing defeat at India’s hands in the 1971war,andZulfikarAliBhutto, had become president and the first civilian administrator of martiallaw.Thejudgmentpaved the way for the removal of martial law and the framing of Pakistan’s 1972 Constitution, in which Article 6 makes usurping the Constitution a treasonable offence. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Zia incarceration only the beginning BY SYED BADRUL AHSAN Couple in viral ‘love jihad’ list gets death threats, files complaint RAVIK BHATTACHARYA DECISION 2018 his source of income is now his slightly creaky Maruti Alto. But Richmond will vote. “Because I need to vote for the best, cleanest candidate there is, whowillnotbecorrupt,andwill find our young people work. My time has come and gone, but my brother is in college, and I do not CHANDIGARH, FEBRUARY 11 THEEDITORIAL PAGE Ahead of polls, what the youth in Nagaland really want: jobs HIS IS one of the small blackand-yellow taxis that dot the hilly streets of Kohima. Hanging aroundthefrontmirrorisasmall banner. “Liverpool Football Club”, it reads. In school, he had dreamtof playingprofessionally abroad. On the top right of the windscreen, there is another sticker that says “Nagaland University”. A computer engineer,RichmondAohadhopedto becomeasoftwareprogrammer. But try as he might, the 27-yearoldcouldnotfindajob.Andthus, NIRUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN 8 DIPANKAR GHOSE EXPRESS NETWORK Asma Jahangir, rights icon and feisty fighter at the barricades, dies of cardiac arrest at 66 AFTERMOREthan100Facebook profiles of inter-faith couples acrossthecountrywerelistedon socialmediaasexamplesof ‘love jihad’,acouple,namedinthelist, has lodged a complaint with the Kolkatapolicecybercellafterreceiving death threats. The list went viral on FacebookandTwitterinJanuary. “Yeh ek suchi hain un hindu ladkiyonke Facebook profile ki jo love jihadka shikar ho chuki hain yah ho rahi hain... har Hindu sher se agraha hain, inme jo ladke hain, unkikhojkeshikharkaren.(Thisis a list of Facebook profiles of Hindu women who are victims of love jihad... We exhort all Hindu tigers, those men (listed in these profiles), find them and huntthem,”saidapostonHindu Varta, a group on Facebook. The post has since been deleted. Another post on a group Milan Mela by Biplab Chattopadhyay, who claimed to be a member of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) had stated: “Hindu girls are converting to Islam by Love Jihad...Wake up HINDUS otherwise you will lose your homeland INDIA.” The couple began receiving deaththreatsandwereharassed on social media after the list went viral. “A complaint has been received. We are looking intothematter,”saidaseniorpolice officer. According to the couple’s complaint to Kolkata police, “We... Have been targeted by a group of people... We were further subjected to death threats, so far I am aware of, such situation of causing harm to us, and/or spreading hatred in the nameof religionareoffencesunder the India Penal Code, 1860. In such view of the matter , you arerequestedtotakeimmediate steps against such activities.” “It was on the January 4 that my girlfriend was shocked to CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR NORTHKOREA DELEGATION HOLDSTALKS WITHSOUTH IRAN DISPLAYS MISSILE AT ANNUAL RALLY AMID TENSIONS WITH ISRAEL IN ODISHA, POACHERS TURN PROTECTORS — AND UN TAKES NOTE SAMPAD PATNAIK MANGALAJODI (KHURDA), FEBRUARY 11 FIFTY RUPEES, says Purna Chandra Behera. That’s what he used to get 20 years ago for the meat of a bird he trapped and sold in Odisha’s Mangalajodi village, barely 2 km from one of the Indian subcontinent’s largest winteringgroundsforexoticmigratory waterfowl. Today, the poachers of Mangalajodihaveturnedprotectors. And, like 54-year-old Behera, they are part of an ecotourism model linked to the THE CHANGE Purna Chandra Behera was once a poacher STORY Chilika wetlands that’s now being showcased across the world. Last month, the Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust (MET) was chosen for the “Innovation in Tourism Enterprise” award by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). “Between October 2016 and February 2017, the last birdwatching season, I earned about Rs30,000justfromshowingvis- At the Chilika wetlands near Mangalajodi village in Odisha’s Khurda district. Sampad Patnaik itors around the Mangalajodi wetlands. My 21-year-old son, who is now my colleague, earned Rs 20,000,” says Behera. According to Chilika Development Authority, the brackish water lagoon spans the districts of Puri, Ganjam and Khurda,whereMangalajodiislocated. “Flocks of migratory waterfowl arrive from as far as the CaspianSea,LakeBaikal,AralSea, remote parts of Russia, Kirghiz steppesof Mongolia,Centraland South East Asia, Ladakh and the Himalayas, to feed and breed in its fertile waters,” the authority states on its official website. “Inthelatenineties,theavian censusrecordedjustabout5,000 birds. Today, we record around 3,00,000 winged visitors. Mangalajodi’s success is not just in the number of avian visitors, but their species diversity. Last year,about176speciesvisitedus,” says Sanjib Sarangi, vice-president, Kolkata-based Indian GrameenServices(IGS),apartner in MET, which has 85 members. Jaipur The trust was started in 2011 along with Royal Bank of Scotland Foundation India (RBS FI)andisnowoneof thevillage’s three community-owned conservation trusts. Trust officials say it was not hard to convince local fishermen-hunters that abandoning poaching in favour of conservationwouldhelpthemearnmore money, stop police raids and enhancethefishpopulation,which feed on bird droppings. However,implementingconservation as a practice within the village has been a multi-dimensional challenge. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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