TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 16 + 4 (NEWSLINE) PAGES, PUNE, `5.00 ● SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA INFORMAL SINO-INDIAN SUMMIT NEWSLINE Xi, Modi start talks: Vast space, hope to take ties to a new level ● EXPRESS IMPACT: I&B SETS UP EXPERT PANEL TO PROBE FILM ARCHIVE ISSUES PM’s 5 pillars: Thought, communication, cooperation, dream, commitment BUSINESS AS USUAL CJI calls Collegium next week on return of Justice Joseph file SUSHANT SINGH NEW DELHI, APRIL 27 THE FIVE-MEMBER Collegium is likely to meet next Wednesdaytoconsiderthegovernment’sdecisiontoreturnthe name of Justice K M Joseph, Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court, for elevation to the Supreme Court. Sources told The Indian ExpressthatChief Justiceof India Dipak Misra decided next SOWMIYA ASHOK NEW DELHI, APRIL 27 IT IS nearing 9 am, and there is anairof excitementoutsideIndu Malhotra’shouseinLajpatNagar. Ashok Singh, the guard, has instructions not to allow any unauthorised person inside. He knows that Malhotra is being sworn in as a Supreme Court judgetoday,buthecan’tremember how he got to know. Dinesh, thecook,sawthenewsontelevision, and Asritha Lakra, a helper at the residence, was told by Malhotra’s sister. A little later, Malhotra leaves for the Supreme Court. At 10.25 am, inside Court No. 1, a man announces that the swearing-inceremonywillbegin shortly.“Thereshouldbenoclappingorsloganshouting,”hesays. SC stays Kathua trial until May 7 ANANTHAKRISHNAN G NEW DELHI, APRIL 27 THE SUPREME Court Friday stayed the trial in the Kathua gangrape and murder case while agreeing to examine the plea of the minor victim’s father seeking transfer of trial presently pending in Jammu and Kashmir to Chandigarh. The court also agreed to hear the plea of the accused to transfer the probe to the CBI. Hearing the transfer plea filed by the father of the eightyear-old victim, who belongs to the nomadic Bakerwal community, a bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra wondered how the court in Kathua could hear the matter when the apex court was seized of the it. The bench posted the matter for hearing next on May 7. The hearing Friday saw heated exchanges between senior advocate Indira Jaising, who appeared for the victim’s father, and advocate Harvinder Chaudhary representing the accused. Jaising referred to the protests by J&K lawyers on April 9, when the state Crime Branch team went to Kathua to file its chargesheet in the case and contended that the attempt was to abortthetrialsothattheaccused get bail. She said the family had requested that the trial be transferred to Chandigarh keeping in view its proximity to Kathua. Chaudhary pressed for a CBI probe in the matter saying her clients did not have faith in the police, which she claimed was trying to falsely implicate them. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BY UNNY EXPRESSINWUHAN SHUBHAJIT ROY APRIL 27 Wednesday as the day for the meeting of the Collegium and indicated it to other members Friday. The Supreme Court will reopen Tuesday after the weekend and Buddha Purnima Monday. No formal agenda for the Collegium meeting has been circulated so far but it is widely expected to be about the reconsideration of Justice Joseph’s name for elevation to the Supreme Court. IN A rare acknowledgement of India’s role in global affairs, Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday said the influence of India and China was increasing steadily in the region and the world, and that there was “vast space” and a “bright future” for bilateral cooperation. In remarks after two hours of conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the first day of their “informal summit” in Wuhan, Xi expressed hopethattheywillreacha“com- CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Justice Indu Malhotra takes oath, starts SC innings with CJI bench JOURNALISM OF COURAGE A STEP IN HISTORY ECONOMY North Korea’s Kim Jong-un with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in at Panmunjom, inside the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, Friday. Reuters REPORTS, PAGE 11 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan on Friday. PTI RELATED REPORT, PAGE 8 mon,newandimportantunderstanding that will help take our relationship to the next level”. Officials from both sides indicated that they were working on a new framework, described as a “modus vivendi” or arrangement to bridge the strategic trust deficit. Whileajointdocumentisnot being ruled out, Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale is likely to articulate the government’stakeawaysafterthesummit Saturday. As reported by The Indian Express, the two sides are working on a framework to mend The courtroom is packed. “Today, women should be allowed,mencangetout,”saysa woman lawyer, who is trying to make her way into the crowd. “Madam, how much percentage of women should be there,” asks a male lawyer. But everyone becomes quiet as Chief Justice of India Dipak Misraleadsaprocessionofjudges intothecourtroom.Malhotraisin thebackrow,nexttoJusticeNavin Sinha, and just behind Justices Sharad Bobde and Arun Mishra. In the next 10 minutes, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 After complaint, 9 Gujarat varsity teachers asked: why did you attend Cong event? RITU SHARMA & RITIKA CHOPRA GANDHINAGAR, NEW DELHI, APRIL 27 IN AN unprecedented move, the Central University of Gujarat (CUG)hasissuedshowcausenotices to nine faculty members based on a complaint that they canvassed for anti-BJP candidates, including Congress MLA Alpesh Thakore, Independent MLAJigneshMevaniandPatidar leader Hardik Patel, during the stateassemblyelectionslastyear. The university’s order comes despite the fact that the antecedents of the complaint, which also blames the teachers for attending a Congress event, remain unclear. The unsigned complaint is written in English on a letterhead of the ABVP, the students’ organisationaffiliatedtotheRSS, with the line, “Students of ABVP of CUG”, at the end. However, when contacted by The Indian Express, the ABVP’s CUG CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 NEW DELHI, APRIL 27 ● ADITYA GHOSH LEAVES INDIGO ● 8.55% FIXED AS EPFO RATE P 9 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ‘Our worst 20 days’: 72-yr-old sent to mental facility for losing temper PRITAM PAL SINGH First woman directly elevated from the Bar strained ties over the recent years, especially during the Doklam crisis. If finalised, the framework would outline the “principles” of engagement between the two without dwelling on specific issues. Speaking before the start of “THOSE 20 days were the worst of our lives. Had my father not been released for another 10 days, we would have lost him forever,” said Ram Kumar’s son Ravinder. For 20 days starting Nove- HC said sorry to Ram Kumar mber 3, 2017, 72-year-old Ram Kumar was confined to the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) on three successive orders by a Delhimagistrate,inwhosecourt Kumar, frustrated over the slow pace of trial, had lost his temper. He was released only on November 25 after his family CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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