LATE CITY, 18 PAGES, AHMEDABAD, `4.00 ● TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM TheIndian EXPRESS DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE DELAY OVER RIVER BOARD Cauvery: SC pulls up Centre, says submit plan by May 3 ANANTHAKRISHNAN G & SOWMIYA ASHOK NEW DELHI, APRIL 9 GOLDEN MOMENT Surat’s Harmeet Desai on his way to win gold for India in men’s doubles Table Tennis at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, on Monday. PTI REPORTS, PAGE S 4 & 16 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY Govt nudges IIT Delhi to settle dispute with Swamy PULLING UP the Centre for not sticking to the March 29 deadline on framing a scheme to implement the award for distribution of the Cauvery river waters, the Supreme Court Monday directed the government to come up with a draft scheme by May 3. The delay over implementa- SANDEEP SINGH NEW DELHI, APRIL 9 NEW DELHI, APRIL 9 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Tamil Nadu Law Minister C V Shanmugam outside Supreme Court, Monday. PTI TANGLE OF TRANSACTIONS ICICI Bank-Videocon-Deepak Kochhar EVEN AS the ICICI Bank board initially maintained there was no question of any quid pro quo or conflict of interest on the part of its MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar with regard to the Rs 3,250-crore loan given to Videocon Group and transactions between its promoter and her husband, sources said there is an emerging divide within the board on the issue of backing Kochhar. While it is learnt that ICICI Bank chairman M K Sharma has held one-on-one calls with some major investors in the bank, two sources who have been part of CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 23 kids killed as HP bus falls into gorge, one lives to crawl back up, sound alert ANJU AGNIHOTRI CHABA NURPUR (KANGRA), APRIL 9 ON A day of mourning in Himachal Pradesh, after 23 children were among 27 people who died when their school bus plunged into a gorge in Kangra Monday afternoon, the only consolation came from the story of a 9-year-old Ranbir survived. His mother died 4 years ago. so that the court can put its final stamp on it,” the CJI said. Citing assembly elections in Karnataka, the Centre on March 30 had asked the Supreme Court to extend by three months the deadline for implementation of the judgment, saying there were fears that any announcement on Cauvery may “vitiate the election process and cause serious law and order problems”. The February 16 order in the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Chanda Kochhar: After initial show of support, growing questions within bank RITIKA CHOPRA A 45-YEAR dispute between IIT-Delhi and its former faculty member Subramanian Swamy, now a BJP leader, over salary dues seems to be headed for an out-of-court settlement after the government’s intervention last week. Reversing the position taken under the UPA-II government, the Human Resource Development Ministry is learnt to have written to IIT-Delhi, clarifying that Swamy’s case does not fall under Fundamental Rule 54 or FR 54 of the Union government. IIT-Delhi had taken the stand that payment of salary arrears — from December 11, 1972, to March 31, 1991 — would only be as per FR 54, under which the tion of the river share award has sparked off protests in Tamil Nadu, and raised the pitch in poll-bound Karnataka. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, turned down the Centre’s request for three more months to act on its February 16 verdict and directed it to prove its “bonafide” by submitting the draft. It also asked Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to ensure peace on the emotive issue. “They must maintain peace boy who lived — and ensured that 10 others did too. Just nine years old and returning home from his first day in school after a break, Ranbir Singh crawled back on the road and informed a man passing by on a motorcycle about the accident. The boy also alerted a shopkeeper about 150 m away CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 TMC wins many panchayat seats unopposed, Opp says it’s a farce Day after girl alleged rape by BJP MLA, her father dies in custody; 4 arrested AVANEESH MISHRA LUCKNOW, APRIL 9 A DAY after a 17-year-old girl, who accused Bangarmau BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar of raping her, tried to immolate herself near the residence of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over police inaction, her father died in custody in an Unnao jail Monday, allegedly of injuries sustained when he was brutally assaulted by supporters of the MLA six days ago. The uproar over the death of the girl’s father — a video clip of the injured man did the rounds on social media Monday — made 8 THE EDITORIAL PAGE BJP MLA Sengar in Lucknow Monday. PTI police suspend the Station Officer and five policemen of Makhi police station. No FIR has still been lodged against the MLA who has denied CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Opp unity can make a difference BY NEERJA CHOWDHURY SANTANU CHOWDHURY SC ON HADIYA CASE KOLKATA, APRIL 9 Right to marry person of one’s choice is integral to right to life & liberty: SC HOURS BEFOREthe West Bengal State Election Commission issued a notification extending by a day the last date for filing nomination papers for the panchayat polls, Trinamool Congress candidates were declared “elected unopposed” from 41 of 42 seats in the Birbhum zilla parishad. The ruling party also won “unopposed” 14 of 19 panchayat samitis in Birbhum — panchayat elections are to be held in the state on May 1, 3 and 5. In Kandi in Murshidabad, the TMC won 29 of 30 panchayat samiti seats, again uncontested. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MORE REPORTS PAGE 7 ANANTHAKRISHNAN G NEW DELHI, APRIL 9 “THE RIGHTto marry a person of one’s choice is integral to Article 21 (right to life and liberty) of the Constitution”, the Supreme Court said Monday and set aside a 2017 order of the Kerala High Court which annulled the marriage of Kerala Muslim convert girl Hadiya and Shefin Jahan. The three-judge bench delivered two separate detailed concurring judgements, one by Chief Hadiya and Shefin Jahan Justice Deepak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar and the other by Justice D Y Chandrachud. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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