TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 16 PAGES, JAIPUR, `5.00 ● TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM 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 hand in scheme May 3 ANANTHAKRISHNAN G & SOWMIYA ASHOK NEW DELHI, APRIL 9 GOLDEN MOMENT Saina Nehwal celebrates India’s badminton team gold at the CWG in Gold Coast. Reuters REPORT, P 14 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY PULLING UP the Centre for not stickingtotheMarch29deadline forframingof aschemetoimplement the award for distribution of the Cauvery river waters, the SupremeCourtMondaydirected thegovernmenttocomeupwith a draft scheme by May 3. The delay over implementa- tion of the river share award has sparked off protests in Tamil Nadu, and raised the pitch in poll-bound Karnataka. Athree-judgebench,headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, turned down the Centre’s requestforthreemoremonthsto actonitsFebruary16verdictand directedittoproveits“bonafide” by submitting the draft. It also askedTamilNaduandKarnataka to ensure peace on the emotive issue.“Theymustmaintainpeace Chanda Kochhar: After initial show of support, growing questions within bank SANDEEP SINGH NEW DELHI, APRIL 9 TANGLE OF TRANSACTIONS ICICIBank-Videocon-DeepakKochhar EVEN AS the ICICI Bank board initiallymaintainedtherewasno question of any quid pro quo or conflict of interest on the part of itsMDandCEOChandaKochhar withregardtotheRs3,250-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 heldone-on-onecallswithsome major investors in the bank, two sources who have been part of Tamil Nadu Law Minister C V Shanmugam outside Supreme Court, Monday. PTI EXPRESS NETWORK ● 26 SCHOOL CHILDREN DIE IN HIMACHAL BUS MISHAP, PAGE 5 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Anti-quota bandh call has police in Rajasthan, MP, UP on high alert EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, APRIL 9 THEHOMEMinistryhasissueda nationwide advisory to ensure thatadequatesecuritymeasures are put in place to prevent any violence during the Bharat Bandh called on April 10 against the policy of caste-based reservation in education and jobs. The bandh call has not been endorsed by any major group but comes just eight days after nine people were killed in widespread violence during a similar call issued by Dalit groups protecting against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Separate security alerts have also been issued in a number of states, particularly in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthanfromwherethedeaths were reported on April 2. Prohibitory orders are in force Police detain a pro-Dalit protester in Kochi, Monday. Reuters and Internet services have been suspended in MP’s Gwalior, Bhind and Morena districts, while a day-long Internet shutdown has been ordered in UP’s Hapur.Thelatestbandhcalldoes notseetohavegainedmuchtraction among states in the south, westandnortheast,saidofficials. “TheMHA(Ministryof Home Affairs) has advised the states to beef up security and make appropriate arrangements to prevent any untoward incident, in- cluding issue of prohibitory orders, if necessary,” an official said. Theadvisoryhasaskedstates to intensify patrolling in sensitive locations to prevent loss of life or damage to property. Security sources said calls for the so-called anti-quota bandh started circulating through social media, including various WhatsApp groups, after the protest on April 2 against the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 so that the court can put its final stamp on it,” the CJI said. Citing assembly elections in Karnataka, the Centre on March 30hadaskedtheSupremeCourt to extend by three months the deadline for implementation of thejudgment,sayingtherewere fearsthatanyannouncementon Cauvery may “vitiate the election process and cause serious law and order problems”. The February 16 order in the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Govt nudges IIT-Delhi to settle dispute with Swamy RITIKA CHOPRA 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 of social media Monday — made 8 THEEDITORIAL PAGE Kuldip Singh Sengar in Lucknow on Monday. PTI police suspend the Station Officer and five policemen of Makhi police station. No FIR has still been lodged againsttheMLAwhohasdenied CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Opp unity can make a difference BY NEERJA CHOWDHURY SC ON HADIYA CASE NEW DELHI, APRIL 9 A 45-YEAR old 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-courtsettlementafterthe 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 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Right to choose partner integral to right to life, liberty: Supreme Court EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, APRIL 9 “THERIGHTtomarryapersonof one’s choice is integral to Article 21(righttolifeandliberty)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. Thethree-judgebenchdelivered two separate detailed con- Jaipur Hadiya, Shefin Jahan curring judgements, one by Chief Justice Deepak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar and the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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