TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 16 PAGES, JAIPUR, `5.00 ● THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA CLASS II BOY SUSTAINS HEAD INJURY IN SHOPIAN Outrage in Valley after street protesters stone school bus JOURNALISM OF COURAGE EPFO flags data breach after IB sounds alert PRANAV MUKUL & AANCHAL MAGAZINE NEW DELHI, MAY 2 8 THE EDITORIAL PAGE The Wuhan opening BY SHYAM SARAN 13 EXPLAINED HOW WILL IN-FLIGHT WiFi WORK Rehan Goursi, who sustained a head injury in the Shopian school bus attack, in a Srinagar hospital Wednesday. Shuaib Masoodi CM promises to track down attackers, Omar says amnesty being misused BASHAARAT MASOOD SRINAGAR, MAY 2 7 WORLD MACRONTHANKS AUSTRALIANPM’S ‘DELICIOUSWIFE’ TRUMP DICTATED LETTER PRAISING HIS HEALTH, SAYS DOCTOR OUTRAGE MOUNTED across the Valley Wednesday when street protesters, for the first time, stoned a school bus carrying children,leavingaclassIIstudent with a serious head injury, another injured and the rest traumatised. The incident drew sharp reactionsfromparentsandauthorities who questioned the targeting of a school bus while mainstreampartiescondemned what Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called a “senseless and cowardly act”. Opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said the amnesty grantedlastyeartostone-pelters was being misused by “goons... determined to use the opportunity given them to pelt more CM TO MIRWAIZ, ALL CONDEMN MEHBOOBA MUFTI Senseless and cowardly act, will deliver justice OMAR ABDULLAH Goons misusing amnesty MIRWAIZ FAROOQ Hooliganism will tarnish movement S A S GEELANI Keep strict vigil, need to maintain discipline stones”. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq of the separatist Hurriyat said the incident was “quite disturbing” and “suchhooliganism”will“tarnish our movement”. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 A father’s pain: Need to guard our children and keep them safe BASHAARAT MASOOD SRINAGAR, MAY 2 STILLINhisblood-stainedschool uniform,RehanGoursioccasionally opens his eyes in the neurosurgerywardoftheShriMaharaja Hari Singh Hospital in Srinagar. And every time he does that, he complains of intense pain.’ A class II student of Rainbow International School in Shopian, Rehan was injured when the school bus he was travelling in wasstonedbyprotestersenforcing a bandh Wednesday morning. A stone hit him on the head, causing a frontal bone fracture. As he watched his son on the hospital bed, Nooruddin Goursi, a school teacher posted in Keller Shopian, said he got a call from the school and was told to reach hospital: “Look at him, he is still in his school uniform... When I would see pictures of children from Myanmar and Syria, I always felt suffocated. Today, I realisefullywhatthispainis.Ihave seen my son in a pool of blood. This(incident)isnothuman.We need to keep our children away from it. We need to guard our children.” As the bus came under attack, its driver sped away and headed straight to school. “His (Rehan’s) principal took him to hospital in his own vehicle. They also accompanied me to hospital,” Goursi said. At the hospital, Goursi CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE GOVERNMENT’S Common Service Centres (CSCs) scheme, which employs rural entrepreneurs to offer a slew of digital services to those in the hinterlands, has come under the scanner for the second time in four months with the Aadhaar-seeding portal built for Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) being suspended after suspected security-related “vulnerabilities”. Asubsequentdisablingof the portal, aadhaar.epfoservices.com, due to security concerns has impacted the process of Aadhaar authentication for the “Jeevan Pramaan” or life certification scheme for pensioners in rural areas where post offices are the onlyotheroptionforavailingthis service. Thiscomescloseontheheels of a controversy earlier this year where CSC village-level entrepreneurs(VLEs)allegedlygained illegal access to UIDAI data to provideAadhaarservicestopeople for a charge. The Aadhaar-seeding portal for EPFO was built by CSC eGovernance Services India Ltd, a specialpurposevehiclesetupby the Ministry of Electronics and InformationTechnologytooversee implementation of the CSC scheme, under which there are CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra with (from left) Justices R K Agrawal, Ranjan Gogoi, Kurian Joseph at the newly constructed creche at the Supreme Court Wednesday. Express SC Collegium defers decision on elevation of Justice K M Joseph EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, MAY 2 THE SUPREME Court Collegium Wednesday “deferred” its decision to reconsider the case of Uttarakhand Chief Justice K M Joseph whose name it had initially recommended on January 10 for elevation to the Supreme Court only to be returned by the government. The Collegium was expected to reiterate its recommendation on Justice K M Joseph given that the stand-off with the government which had sent back his file for reconsideration to the apex body, which is in charge of appointments to the higher judiciary,citingfairregionalrepresentation and seniority. One of the judges of the Collegium, Justice Kurian Joseph SADAF MODAK & MOHAMED THAVER Journalist J Dey was shot dead in June 2011 MUMBAI, MAY 2 A SPECIAL CBI court on Wednesday handed life sentence to gangster Rajendra Nikalje alias Chhota Rajan and eight others for the murder of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey. ThecourtobservedthatDey’sreports on Rajan would have hurt thegangster’s“ego”,leadinghim to “mastermind” the attack. This is the first major case in which Chhota Rajan, who faces 70 other cases and has been lodged in Tihar Jail ever since he was deported to India in 2015, EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, MAY 2 Shail Bala’s husband Dr V D Sharma at Barin, her home in Mandi. Pradeep Kumar when Tuesday’s developments were brought to its attention. Sharmawasallegedlychased and shot dead by Vijay Thakur, the owner of Narayani guest houseinKasauli,followinganaltercation during the demolition CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 In her last hours, the last words: ‘We are only following court orders’ NAVJEEVAN GOPAL KASAULI (HP), MAY 2 ON TUESDAY, Assistant Town Planner Shail Bala Sharma and her team reached the Narayani guest house in Kasauli around 11.30 am. Her’s was one of four teams that had moved out from a government guest house in Dharampur to carry out a Supreme Court order to demolishillegalconstructionsathotels and guest houses in Kasauli, a small hill town in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. Three hours later, Shail Bala BY UNNY had told The Indian Express earlierthisweekthat“thecollegium might have to reiterate its recommendation furnishing facts and figures, and citing precedent,whichhavenotbeenputin perspective by the Government CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 J Dey murder: Chhota Rajan, eight others sentenced to life in jail Officer’s murder: Anguished SC issues contempt notice TERMING THE killing of Assistant Town Planning Officer Shail Bala Sharma during a court-ordered anti-encroachment drive in Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday as “extremely serious”, the SupremeCourtWednesdaytook suo motu cognizance of the incident and warned that it would stop passing orders if the situation continued. “We might stop passing any ordersif youaregoingtokillpeople,” a visibly upset bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta told the counsel appearing for Himachal Pradesh BUSINESS AS USUAL Shail Bala Sharma was chased and shot dead Sharma was dead — allegedly chased and shot by Narayani guest house owner Vijay Thakur who also injured Gulab Singh, a member of her team. On Tuesday morning, The Indian Express caught up with Sharma when she showed up at the Narayani guest house. She was carrying papers that had CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Jaipur has been convicted. The court acquitted two others accused in the case — former journalist Jigna Vora and Joseph Paulson. Dey,56,whowasearlierwith The Indian Express, was working with Mid-Day when he was gunned down in Powai on June 11, 2011. “By committing murder of JDeywhowasareputedjournalist, a clear message was sent to CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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