LATE CITY, 24 PAGES, AHMEDABAD, `3.00 ● THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM TheIndian EXPRESS DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE ANDHRA DENIED SPECIAL CATEGORY STATUS Attacker has been identified as Tejaraj R from Tumkur KARNATAKA Lokayukta stabbed, attacker held EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE BENGALURU, MARCH 7 TDP walks out of Govt, puts NDA on notice ahead of 2019 Ministers to quit, I tried to speak to PM, but he wasn’t available: Naidu STATE: Centre must bear total expense, including cost of land acquisition, relief, rehabilitation (`33,000 cr). HYDERABAD, NEW DELHI, MARCH 7 HOURS AFTER Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley ruled out “special status” to Andhra Pradesh, TDP leader and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Wednesday night announced that the party was pulling out its two ministers from the BJP-led government at the Centre. The TDP, he said, would decide later over its continuance in the NDA though the Centre’s attitude was “very hurtful and insulting”. Union Civil Aviation Minister CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Why this poses a challenge to BJP’s numbers count for 2019 CENTRE: Has paid `5,000 cr, assures more funds later. RAVISH TIWARI WHAT TDP WANTED, WHAT IT GOT POLAVARAM SREENIVAS JANYALA & SUNNY VERMA KARNATAKA LOKAYUKTA P Vishwanath Shetty (73) was stabbed inside his chamber at his office here on Wednesday, by a man who had reportedly met him a few times earlier with complaints of negligence against government officials. The assailant, identified as Tejaraj R (35), a civil contractor from Tumkur, has been arrested. Police sources said Tejaraj had entered the Lokayukta’s chamber to press for redressal of some of his complaints, which had Jaitley attitude hurt: Naidu AMARAVATI REVENUE DEFICIT THE TDP decision to pull out its ministers from the Modi government not only plays a spoiler in BJP celebrations over its electoral gains in three north-eastern states but, for the long term, clouds the ruling NDA’s poll fortunes in Andhra Pradesh which sends 25 members to Lok Sabha — a number that matches seats from all of North-East in the Lower House. Though the TDP chief has not announced parting of ways with the NDA, his public reference to STATE: Total revenue deficit `16,000 cr. CENTRE: Actual deficit less; `4,000 cr paid, only `138 cr pending. SPECIAL STATUS STATE: Was assured special category status. CENTRE: Special status scrapped; offers 90:10 funding for all centrally sponsored schemes. CENTRE: Has given `2,500 cr, including `500 cr each for Guntur, Vijayawada NEW RAILWAY ZONE TDP says Centre delaying project as Odisha opposing it. FUNDING STATE: Wants funds from local agencies like Hudco, Nabard. CENTRE: Proposes funding in form of loans from external agencies like World Bank. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Known for designing low-cost houses, Balkrishna first Indian to win Pritzker LALMANI VERMA & SARAH HAFEEZ SHINY VARGHESE NEW DELHI, MARCH 7 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Akhilesh Yadav at the rally in Gorakhpur. Express SHAMIK CHAKRABARTY KOLKATA, MARCH 7 In eastern UP bypolls, BSP seeks votes for SP GORAKHPUR, PHULPUR, MARCH 7 Mohammed Shami with wife Hasin Jahan NEW DELHI, MARCH 7 STATE: Wants `33,000 cr to build new capital. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ADDRESSING A rally in Gorakhpur Wednesday to drum up support for party candidate Praveen Nishad, SP president Akhilesh Yadav told the crowds “so many political parties have come together and the BSP too BCCI puts Shami contract on hold after wife alleges abuse, adultery AHMEDABAD-BASED ARCHITECT and educator, Balkrishna V Doshi has become the first Indian to win the Pritzker Prize — regarded as the profession’s highest honour — in its 40-year history. One of the most influential architects of post-Independent India, Doshi has been best known for his innovative work of design- ‘I hope this award will give eminence to architecture’ ing low-cost housing, in a career spanning over seven decades. The award was announced Wednesday by Tom Pritzker of the Chicago-based Hyatt Foundation. Police guard a Lenin statue in Kolkata Wednesday. Partha Paul PM seeks action against vandals, BJP in damage-control LIZ MATHEW & RAHUL TRIPATHI BUSINESS AS USUAL NEW DELHI, MARCH 7 BY UNNY “In our country, we don’t think of architecture as integral to a city, we see it as real estate...I hope this award will give eminence to architecture, which is a neglected profession. We should think of the quality of life not the quantity. That’s what our old cities were about — enterprise, ethics, community — what we call our Indian culture,” the 90year-old architect said. Pune-born Doshi worked THE MORNING after a Periyar statue was vandalised in Tamil Nadu following a senior BJP leader’s remarks on Facebook, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped in to condemn acts of vandalism and directed that strict action be taken against those responsible. Worried over the political fallout and aware that such acts were “taking the sheen off” its spectacular victory in Tripura — the swearing-in of the new government is likely Friday — the BJP CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE COMMITTEE of Administrators (CoA) running the BCCI Wednesday held back Mohammed Shami’s contract after his wife, Hasin Jahan accused him of domestic violence and adultery, which Shami has denied. The fast bowler is a regular in the Indian test team and has also played limited-overs cricket. Sources said the Supreme Court-appointed CoA which announced new contracts and compensation packages on behalf of the BCCI for 26 Indian team players Wednesday, will verify facts before taking a call on Shami’s new contract. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 10 THE EDITORIAL PAGE The Karnataka model MORE REPORTS PAGES 3, 12, 14 BY CHRISTOPHE JAFFRELOT & KALAIYARASAN A
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