TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 16 PAGES, JAIPUR, `5.00 ● TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE Journalists will lose accreditation for creating, propagating fake news EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, APRIL 2 At a protest by Dalits in Jodhpur on Monday. One person was killed in Alwar district of Rajasthan. PTI BHARAT BANDH OVER ALLEGED DILUTION OF SC/ST ACT Dalit protests rock country, 9 killed Six killed in MP, two in UP, one in Rajasthan; road, rail movement hit EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE BHOPAL, LUCKNOW, JAIPUR, CHANDIGARH, APRIL 2 AT LEAST nine persons were killedandscoresinjuredMonday as Dalit anger exploded on the streets in different parts of the country on the day the Centre filed a petition in the Supreme Court, asking it to review its March 20 order that called for changes in the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Protesting this alleged dilution of the law, Dalits tried to enforce a Bharat Bandh and its impact was felt most in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab. They repeatedlyclashedwithpoliceand blocked rail and road traffic at several places. In the violence that followed, vehicles and public properties, including police posts, were torched. Of the nine dead, six were killedinMadhyaPradesh,twoin Uttar Pradesh and one in BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY Rajasthan. Officials said seven of the nine killed were Dalits. Hundreds were detained across states following incidents of arson, firing and vandalism. The Union Home Ministry, which sent 800 anti-riot police personnel to Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, instructed all states to take preventive measures and maintain public order. In Madhya Pradesh, the Gwalior-Chambal belt bore the brunt of violence. IG (Law and Order) Makrand Deuskar said the deaths and injuries resulted from gunshots fired either by protesters or those against the bandh. He said police did fire in the air at two places but no one was injured. He said the police will, however, await post mortem reports before making definite comments about the gunshot wounds. Internet services in Morena, Gwalior, Bhind and Sagar were suspended. Appealing for calm, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the Centre had CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE EDITORIAL PAGE The CBSE’s examination BY ASHOK THAKUR & S S MANTHA ANANTHAKRISHNAN G NEW DELHI, APRIL 2 SEEKING A review of the Supreme Court judgment that forbids arrest without prior sanction for offences under the ScheduledCastesandScheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the government told the top court Monday that potential for misuse was not a valid ground for reading down stringent provisions of the Act and diluting it would deprive SC, ST communities the rights guaranteed under the Constitution. Approachingthecourtonthe day Dalits protested across the country, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, in its review petition, said: “Alleged potential of misuse would not deserve to be considered as a valid, justifiable or permissible ground for reading down stringent provisions of the PoA (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989... such a principle, if extended to offences created under other provisions of law, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 7 WORLD He wanted to become a lecturer, says father of Dalit youth killed in Rajasthan DEEP MUKHERJEE JAIPUR, APRIL 2 ON MONDAY afternoon, Jallaram Jatav, 53, a resident of Jadoli village in Alwar district of Rajasthan, was told that his son Pawan Kumar, 27, had met with an accident. He rushed to the spot in Khairthal, in Alwar dis- trict of Rajasthan, where he found Kumar lying unconscious. According to Jatav, he had been shot in the head. Kumar was rushed to a hospital, where he was declared dead. Khairthal was one of the areas hit by violence on Monday, as protesters reportedly torched parts of the police station. “My son had gone to Khairthaltomeethisbrother-inlaw. I didn’t know that he was going to participate in the rally... The police deliberately opened fire on him. The protests were going on peacefully,” said Jatav, who is a member of the Umrain Panchayat Samiti. Jatav said Kumar, his youngest child, wanted to CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 EGYPT’SSISI RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT KRISHN KAUSHIK NEW DELHI, APRIL 2 ATLEAST13UnionMinisters,includingI&BMinisterSmritiIrani, over the last two days, have tweeted a link to a website which claims to have busted “four major fake news stories.” Sevenof theministersaddedthe same comment: “Raise your voice against the fake news.” The website, www.thetruepicture.in, according to whois.com — a domain registration and hosting service provider — was registered last year. It shares its landline telephone number with BlueKraft Digital Foundation, which is the “knowledge and technology partner” to Exam Warriors, the latest book authored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help children fight exam stress. The Indian Express visited the address in Connaught Place mentioned on BlueKraft’s CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SOURAV ROY BARMAN & ABHISHEK ANGAD AFTER APOLOGIES to former Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia, union minister Nitin GadkariandAmitSibal,thesonof CongressleaderKapilSibal,Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday apologised to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. JaitleyandKejriwalwithfour other AAP leaders Monday moved a joint plea before SANDEEP SINGH & KRISHN KAUSHIK NEW DELHI, APRIL 2 WHILE ICICI Bank CEO and MD Chanda Kochhar’s husband Deepak Kochhar’s transactions with Videocon promoter Venugopal Dhoot are under the scanner of investigative agencies, another potential conflictof-interestlinkhasemerged,this time with a Singapore-based financial services company founded by Deepak Kochhar’s brother. TANGLE OF TRANSACTIONS ICICIBank-Videocon-DeepakKochhar Avista Advisory, founded by Rajiv Kochhar, who is the brother-in-law of Chanda Kochhar, got the mandate to restructure foreign currency-denominateddebtdealsworthover $1.7 billion of seven companies over the last six years. All these companies were borrowers of ICICI Bank at the same time. In at least one of these deals, ICICI Bank was the lead bank of the lenders. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SANDEEP SINGH NEW DELHI, APRIL 2 THE MUMBAI office of the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) has sought a goahead from its headquarters in New Delhi to investigate the matter relating to the Rs 3,250 crore loan extended by ICICI Bank to Videocon Group in 2012 because “the quantum involved is several thousand crores” and it concerns “public money”. It is learnt that the Mumbai SFIO received a complaint relatingtoICICIBank,VideoconGroup and their promoters in February 2018. The complaint, sources said,alleged“corporatemalpractice, surreptitious transactions and round tripping of money”. Seeking guidance from the Director,SFIO,theMumbaioffice wrote to the head office on February 27, stating that the “casehasgotissuespertainingto laundering of money, evasion of taxes and banking transactions. Considering the present environment, the allegations made inthecomplaintrequiretobeinvestigated”. It pointed out that since “the quantum involved is THE FOUR-YEAR-LONG wait of 31 families from Punjab and Himachal Pradesh ended Monday after a special Air Force plane brought back from Baghdad the mortal remains 38 of 39 Indians killed in Mosul, Iraq. The 39th body is not being brought back now since DNA testing had only provided a 70 per cent match. Amid massive protests by Dalit groups across the state, the coffins carrying the mortal remains were escorted out of the Additional Chief Metropolitan MagistrateSamarVishalseeking to settle a criminal defamation case connected to alleged irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association. The matter hasbeenfordisposalonTuesday. The application filed by the complainant Arun Jaitley through his counsel Manik Dogra said: “Each of the accused (KejriwalandAAPleadersSanjay Singh,RaghavChadha,Ashutosh and Deepak Bajpai) have unequivocally withdrawn all the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Access to LIVE as well as Recorded Classes on your personal online student platform CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 TEARS AND GRIEF AT END OF FOUR-YEAR WAIT: CASKETS FROM MOSUL FLOWN HOME TO PUNJAB AMRITSAR, APRIL 2 FIR lodged by Pradeep Rathod’s father says accused No 1 & 2 threatened to kill his son for riding a horse SFIO seeks green signal to investigate ICICI Bank loan to Videocon Group ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR KAMALDEEP SINGH BRAR Cabinet Secretary’s Feb 26 note quotes Foreign Secretary, says participation by senior leaders, govt functionaries in Dalai Lama events not desirable, should be discouraged After Kejriwal says sorry again, Jaitley withdraws civil defamation suit NEW DELHI, APRIL 2 WINNIE MANDELA DIES AT 81 WHATITCALLSFAKE: ANFIRANDANOTEBY CABINETSECY Chanda Kochhar’s brother-in-law advised ICICI borrowers on their foreign loans No link, brotherin-law not relative under Companies Act, says ICICI Bank 8 Govt files review plea: Potential misuse of law not a valid ground IN AN unprecedented move in anelectionyear,theInformation and Broadcasting Ministry has amendedguidelinesforjournalists’ accreditation stating that if ajournalistisfoundtohave“created and/or propagated” fake news, the journalist’s accreditation will be suspended or permanently cancelled. In a press release issued Monday evening, it said that the Press Council of India and News Broadcasters Association (NBA), the two regulatory bodies for print and television media respectively, will determine whether the news is fake or not. While I&B Minister Smriti Irani said that both these boides were not “regulated/operated” by the Governmnent, her Ministry’s statement was the one that defined the punishmentandleftboththedefinition of fake news and the nature of the complaint open-ended. Once a complaint is registered for “determination of fake news,” the Ministry’s statement said, the accreditation of the journalist who “created and/or propagated the fake news” will be “suspended till such time the determination regarding the Fake news-busting site shares number with Exam Warriors partner cargo terminal of the Amritsar International Airport to their destination by Punjab police vehicles.Outof 39Indianskilledby ISmilitants,27werefromPunjab and four were from Himachal Pradesh. “The last casket was dispatched at 1730 hrs (5.30 pm) from Amritsar. We provided all the required assistance for safe transport of all the remains to their native places”, said Kamaldeep Singh Sangha, DeputyCommissioner,Amritsar. Familiesof theMosulvictims started arriving at the airport from 10 am Monday and received the remains with tears At Amritsar International Airport Monday. Rana Simranjit Singh whiledemandingthatthecoffins be opened. The district administration,however,refusedtodoso citing time constraints. “In the last 10 days, my relatives have come to my house at least thrice expecting the arrival of my son Dharminder’s body. Eventually, he has come in this casket. I will take him home in whatever shape he has arrived. I hadneverexpectedIwillreceive him in this shape”, said Raj Kumar, a resident of village Talwandi Zira in Gurdaspur district. Gurpinder Kaur from BhoewalvillageinAmritsar,who ALL INDIA PRELIMS TEST SERIES PT 6 35 General Studies CSAT ALL INDIA MAINS TEST SERIES General Studies SELECTIONS IN CSE 2016 Essay Scan the QR CODE to download VISION IAS app /visionias.upsc /c/VisionIASdelhi CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Jaipur
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