TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 20 + 4 (NEWSLINE) PAGES, PUNE, `4.00 ● THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA CRISIS AFTER CHIEF SECY ALLEGES ASSAULT BY MLAs Sohrabuddin killing: HC says prosecution case unclear, CBI not helping RUHI BHASIN MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 21 HEARING PETITIONS challenging the discharge of some of the accused in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh alleged fake encounter case of 2005, the Bombay High Court said on Wednesday that it was still unclear about the prosecution’scase,pointingtolackof assistance on the part of the CBI. “What is the prosecution case about? No one has informed me yet,” said Justice Revati Mohite Dere, adding that the CBI had argued only on the limitedpointsintheapplications CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Two AAP MLAs sent to jail, L-G tells Centre breakdown in Delhi 12 AAP-dominated House privileges panel summons Chief Secretary THE EDITORIAL PAGE NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 21 AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan being taken to Darya Ganj police station in New Delhi on Wednesday. Prem Nath Pandey rested and sent to judicial custody, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, in a report to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), men- Drawn to roles that are dark, and layered: Tabu SURBHI GUPTA NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 21 PORTRAYING WOMEN characters with multiple dark layers is what draws actor Tabu because theygiveher,whatshecalls,the space to explore “the depth of their frailty”. Speaking about her craft at the Express Adda Tuesday, Tabu said: “You didn’t want to play these women and what stood out about these characters was that they were not aspirational. But that’s exactly what drew me to them. I wanted to be those characters. I did notfind anythingwrong in thosewomen,asIwasnotjudging them, may be that is why I could portray them and understand the depth of CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 tioned a “breakdown” between bureaucrats and the political leadership. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Is supervisory system adequate? Govt, RBI in talks after PNB fraud SUNNY VERMA NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 21 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE BATTLELINES WERE clearly drawn in the Delhi government a day after Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged AAP MLAs had assaulted him during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence. While two AAP MLAs were ar- JOURNALISM OF COURAGE Delhi deserves better BY SHAILAJA CHANDRA Pawar takes on Modi for personal attacks on Nehru-Gandhi family IN THE wake of the alleged loan fraud at the Punjab National Bank(PNB),theFinanceMinistry has noted that the supervision andinspectionframeworkof the ReserveBankof Indiamayeither be “inadequate” or is not being “effectively implemented”, sources said. The government has also flagged its concern on whether theCAMELSmodelof inspection — it stands for capital adequacy, asset quality, management, earning, liquidity and system and control — followed by the RBI is sufficient to detect and preventlargescalefraudssuchas MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 21 Tabu at the Express Adda Arul Horizon AJAY KHAPE JADHAV PUNE, FEBRUARY 21 IN A clear reference to recent comments made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament on the NehruGandhi family, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said these kinds of personalised attacks do not go along well with a person holding high office. "Nowadays, there are personalattacksinpolitics.Thosedoing (this) do not even keep in mind the position they are holding. The way personal attacks weremadeontheNehru-Gandhi CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ● VIPUL AMBANI KNEW OF FRAUDULENT LOUs: CBI PG 9 the one at PNB. Lastweek,thePNBsaidthata number of companies controlled by Nirav Modi and MehulChoksi,inconnivancewith some bank officials, allegedly carried out fraudulent transactions worth Rs 11,400 crore. Sourcessaidthegovernment and the central bank are discussing whether various provisions of the Banking Regulation CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Media firm BCCL invested in Choksi firms, HT Media ‘evaluated’, didn’t seal deal KHUSHBOO NARAYAN Thackeray and Pawar in Pune on Wednesday. EXPRESS NETWORK MEDIA FIRM Bennett, Coleman &Co.Ltd(BCCL)investedincompanies of Mehul Choksipromoted Gitanjali Group, which is now under the scanner of probe agencies in connection with the Punjab National Bank transactions fraud allegedly involving three firms of the group, according to documents accessed by The Indian Express. Thedocumentsshowthatanothermediagroup,HTMediaLtd, was in talks to invest in Gitanjali Gems Ltd and the jewellery firm hadevenreceivedapprovalfrom its shareholders to allot debentures to the media firm on December 1, 2017, according to a filing with the BSE Ltd. According to the documents, the BCCL, which runs The Times of India and The Economic Times, hasbeenallottedfiveconvertible warrants of Rs 32.5 crore in each of the two subsidiaries of Gitanjali Gems Ltd, Nakshatra Brands Ltd and Gili India Ltd, accordingtoboardresolutionsof these firms of August 2017 and October 2017 respectively. Inthecaseof listednewsfirm HT Media Ltd, which runs Hindustan, The Hindustan Times andMint,GitanjaliGemsLtdhad received approval from members of the company to allot ten fully convertible debentures (FCDs) worth Rs 30.67 crore to CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 EPFO cuts rate to 8.55%, nod awaited from Finance AANCHAL MAGAZINE NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 21 THE CENTRAL Board of Trustees of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) Wednesday recommended slashing the interest rate for its 5-croresubscriberstoafive-year low of 8.55 per cent for the current financial year of 2017-18 from 8.65 per cent last year. Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Gangwar said that at a rate of 8.55 per cent, the EPFO will have a surplus of Rs 586 crore. “Hopefully, the Finance Ministry will give its nod,” Gangwar told reporters after the Board’s 220th meeting in New Delhi. As per the estimates of EPFO’s Finance, Audit and Investment Committee (FAIC) shared at the meeting, retaining CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY INSIDE ● KAMAL HAASAN LAUNCHES PARTY, PAGE 2
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