TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 20 PAGES, LUCKNOW, `4.00 ● WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA Inside Kashi Vishwanath Temple, cops don dhoti, kurta Datafirmwhistleblower namesCongressasclient 12 Cong calls it a lie; Ravi Shankar Prasad says Rahul must apologise KRISHN KAUSHIK NEW DELHI, MARCH 27 C R Sasikumar SARAH HAFEEZ VARANASI, MARCH 27 IN A first, police personnel deployed inside the sanctum sanctorum of Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi have begun sporting dhoti and kurta while managing the crowd “as a mark of respect for the sentiments of worshippers”. This was after the Varanasi police directed its personnel to sport civilian clothing while regulating traffic inside the small sanctum sanctorum. Being a highlysensitiveplaceof worship, the temple falls in the “red zone” of the police’s security risk list. The police personnel have been sporting yellow kurtas and white dhotis since Monday, Kashi Mishra, a priest told The Indian Express. “This has been done for the timebeingbecauseworshippers CONTINUEDONPAGE2 ESCALATING THE row over alleged harvesting of Facebook profiles to influence elections, a former employee of data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica turned whistleblower told a British parliamentary panel Tuesday that he believed the Congress party was a client of the firm, and he was aware that the firm, with many employees and offices, had worked extensively in India. InhistestimonytotheBritish Wylie deposed in UK House Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee, Christopher Wylie, on being asked about Cambridge THE EDITORIAL PAGE One misstep too many by Facebook BY BHASKAR CHAKRAVORTI Analytica’s work in India, said: “I believetheirclientwasCongress. But I know that they have done CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 JOURNALISM OF COURAGE BJP outs Karnataka poll date before EC, probe after uproar SHALINI NAIR NEW DELHI, MARCH 27 MINUTES BEFORE the Election Commission (EC) announced the poll schedule for Karnataka on Tuesday morning, the BJP’s IT cellhead,AmitMalviya,tweeted the poll date — May 12. Terming it as a “serious” issue, the poll panel said a committee of senior officers would “probe the matter of alleged date leak”. “Karnataka will vote on 12 May 2018, counting on 18 May 2018,” Malviya said in a tweet which was later deleted. While he got the poll date right, the EC announcedMay15asthedateof counting. Malviya’s tweet was pointed BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY out to the poll panel while Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawatwasbriefingthemediaon CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Hashimpura: 31 years later, a diary naming cops is new evidence DEVENDRA PANDEY MUMBAI, MARCH 27 INDIA IS likely to let Commonwealth nations have free access to its world class cricketing facilities. An official announcement about this proposed open invitation is likely to takeplaceduringPrimeMinister Narendra Modi’s visit to London next month for the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) summit. Officials of the Ministry of KAUNAIN SHERIFF M NEW DELHI, MARCH 27 MORE THAN 30 years after the Hashimpuramassacre,theUttar Pradesh government Tuesday forthefirsttimefiledasevidence a missing general diary that recordedthenamesof Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel who were allegedly involved in the killing of at least 40 Muslims. The general dairy, submitted through a witness Ranbir Singh Bishnoi (78) who deposed Tuesday, allegedly contains namesof thePACpersonnelwho were named as accused and Over 40 Muslims were killed in 1987, allegedly by PAC. File acquitted by a trial court in 2015. Bishnoi appeared before a sessions court at Tis Hazari and filed the original evidence of the general diary (GD) that details names of the PAC members CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 PM for CHOGM, govt readies invite: Feel free to use our cricket set-up HIS ART OF SCIENCE Author-doctor Siddhartha Mukherjee with The Indian Express Deputy Editor Seema Chishti and Senior Editor Paromita Chakrabarti at the Express Adda in New Delhi on Tuesday. Neeraj Priyadarshi 14 WORLD External Affairs, sources said, had met BCCI representatives a few weeks ago and expressed the government’s desire to use cricket to enhance India’s relationship with other Commonwealth countries. 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