TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 18 PAGES, KOLKATA `4.00 (`12 IN NORTH EAST STATES & ANDAMAN) ● 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 ‘Planned immigration part of proxy warfare’ Ajmal’s AIUDF grew faster than BJP, says Army Chief EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 21 UNDERLINING THAT the “population dynamics” of the NorthEast region can no longer be changed, Army chief General BipinRawatWednesdayreferred to the “faster pace” of growth of Maulana Badruddin Ajmal’s All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) in Assam. Speaking at a seminar on ‘North East Region of India — Bridging Gaps and Securing Borders’,organisedbytheCentre for Joint Warfare Studies and Headquarters Integrated CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 EXPRESS NETWORK ● PM: DEFENCE INDUSTRIAL CORRIDOR IN U.P. PAGE 7 Two AAP MLAs sent to jail, L-G tells Centre breakdown in Delhi AAP-dominated House privileges panel summons Chief Secretary 8 NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 21 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- 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 they give her, what she calls, 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 not find anything wrong in those women, as I was not judging 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 SUNNY VERMA Delhi deserves better BY SHAILAJA CHANDRA 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 EXPRESS NETWORK ● VIPUL AMBANI KNEW OF FRAUDULENT LOUs: CBI P 6 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 Sohrabuddin killing: HC Media firm BCCL invested in Choksi firms, HT Media says prosecution case unclear, CBI not helping ‘evaluated’, didn’t seal deal RUHI BHASIN MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 21 Tabu at the Express Adda Is supervisory system adequate? Govt, RBI in talks after PNB fraud NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 21 THE EDITORIAL PAGE EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE JOURNALISM OF COURAGE 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 filed by it against the discharge of Rajasthan police constable KHUSHBOO NARAYAN Sohrabuddin Shaikhwas killedin 2005 DalpatSinghRathodandGujarat police officer N K Amin. “Itistheprimaryresponsibility of a prosecuting agency to place all evidence on record beforethecourt.However,theCBI hasarguedonlyontheroleof the two officials whose discharge it CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 EX-DGP DISCHARGED IN ISHRAT CASE P 7 MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 21 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 GOVT & POLITICS ● KAMAL HAASAN LAUNCHES PARTY, PAGE 5
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