TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 16+4 (NEWSLINE) PAGES, PUNE, `4.00 ● TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE FIFTH RESHUFFLE IN GOVT Irani is out of I&B, Goyal gets additional charge of Finance until Jaitley is back K J Alphons keeps Tourism but relieved of MoS, Electronics & IT; this goes to S S Ahluwalia, out of Water, Sanitation EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE Nagrota land deal can hurt party image, admits Jammu BJP ARUN SHARMA JAMMU, MAY 14 AS JAMMU and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Speaker NirmalSingh’swifeMamtaSingh continued with the construction of her multi-storey bungalow near the ammunition depot near Nagrota despite Army’s serious objections, the BJP here on Monday said that “it (the issue) has potential to damage the image...and dent the stated position of the party.” Asking its senior leader to resolve the issue by “rectifying” himself, chief spokesperson of the state BJP Sunil Sethi said: “Normally, the party is not concerned about personal issues. The present issue also pertains to Dr Nirmal Singh and he should have resolved it.” “However, the party is taking serious note of the issues...It will be appropriately reported to the leadership,” he added. The BJP also distanced itself from Singh over his assertion againsttheArmy,withSethisaying: “We do not agree with it. Our stand is that Army is a very responsibleorganisationandwe CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 NEW DELHI, MAY 14 DAYS BEFORE the government marks its fourth year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reshuffled portfolios of his ministers, “temporarily” assigning Finance MinistryandCorporateAffairsto Piyush Goyal during the “period of indisposition” of Finance MinisterArunJaitleywhounder- Jaitley with Goyal 14 killed as violence rocks rural polls in West Bengal At Nadia district on Monday. PTI SANTANU CHOWDHURY KOLKATA, MAY 14 AT LEAST 14 people were reported to have been killed and many injured as the panchayat pollsweremarredbywidespread violenceacrossseveraldistrictsof WestBengal,includingNorthand South 24 Parganas, Nadia, Murshidabad, East Midnapore and South Dinajpur, on Monday. While reports from the districts said 14 had died, the state police confirmed 12 deaths, but said only six deaths were linked ANOTHER REPORT, PAGE 5 Irani with Rathore BY UNNY to poll violence. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 AlphonsKannanthanamwasrelieved of his duties as Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. He has been replaced by S S Ahluwalia who will assist Cabinet Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in the ministry. While Kannanthanam retains his duties as MoS (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Tourism, Ahluwalia has been CONTINUEDONPAGE2 Delhi Police charge PNB-MODI CHARGESHEET Tharoor with cruelty, abetting wife’s ‘suicide’ Named in Modi case, Allahabad Bank CEO, 2 PNB directors face axe Cong called chargesheet political vendetta PRITAM PAL SINGH BUSINESS AS USUAL went a renal transplant surgery onMonday.AndremovingSmriti Irani from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and assigning it to Minister of State (Independent Charge) RajyavardhanSinghRathorewho has been MoS in the Ministry since November 2014. While Goyal will continue with his charge of Railways and Coal Ministries, the reshuffle made two lateral shifts as well: NEW DELHI, MAY 14 THE DELHI Police Monday charged Congress MP Shashi Tharoor with abetting the suicide of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, who was found dead in a Delhi hotel in January 2014. In a3,000-pagechargesheet,police also accused Tharoor of subjecting Pushkar to cruelty and sought to summon him to court. The Delhi police Special InvestigationTeam(SIT)filedthe chargesheetbeforeMetropolitan CONTINUEDONPAGE2 RASHMI RAJPUT & SUNNY VERMA MUMBAI, NEW DELHI, MAY 14 THE CENTRAL Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing the allegedRs13,400-crorefraudinvolvingdiamantairesNiravModi andhisuncleMehulChoksihave named 25 accused including UshaAnanthasubramanian,MD & CEO of Allahabad Bank, who was a former CEO of PNB; two Executive Directors of PNB Brahmaji Rao and Sanjeev Sharan, and a General Manager, NehalAhad,besidesNiravModi’s three firms Stellar Diamonds, SolarExportsandDiamondR’US in its chargesheet filed in the CBI Special Court on Monday. Nirav Modi and his brother Nishal have been shown as Nirav Modi named as wanted in chargesheet wanted accused in the chargesheet. The CBI chargesheet has focused on Letters of Undertakings or LOUs and Foreign Letters of Credit or FLCs of close to Rs 500 crore of the total alleged Rs 6498-crore loss caused to PNB by Modi, sources said. Initschargesheet,theCBIhas relied on over 80 witnesses, digital evidence and documents that the agency recovered during the course of the probe. Responding to the CONTINUEDONPAGE2 Verdict today, Cong leaders rush to reach out to JD(S) just in case MANOJ C G NEW DELHI, MAY 14 TRYING TO buck antiincumbencyandretainpowerin Karnataka for the first time in almost 40 years, the Congress is leaving little to chance a day before election results. Though appearing confident of crossing the halfway mark on it own, the CongressMondayreachedoutto the JD(S) and rushed senior leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ashok Gehlot to Bengaluru. The move follows the uncertainty after exit polls and the lessons learnt from Goa and Manipur, where it failed to form governments despite emerging as the single largest party. Azad, an old Karnataka hand andgeneralsecretaryinchargeof the state two decades ago, was the AICC minder for Karnataka when former president Sonia GandhicontestedtheBellaryLok DECISION 2018 KARNATAKA #DecisionKarnataka 2018 on indianexpress.com From 7 am. Live stories, videos and reports from the ground, data analysis From 9 am. Video panel with Express Experts interpreting the results Sabha seat in 1999. AICC general secretaryinchargeofKarnatakaK C Venugopal too is in Bengaluru. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 As midnight approaches, it is IPL vs slumber BHARAT SUNDARESAN MUMBAI, MAY 14 THE 2018 season of the Indian Premier League has so far produced more last-over thrillers than usual. But the late finishes,withmatchesendingon average between 11.55 pm and midnight, have an unusual consequence. That many television sets are turned off across the country in the last hour despite nail-biting finishes. The trend has Star India, in theirfirstseasonasofficialbroadcasters for the IPL, coping with a major dip in TRPs post-11 pm. Star India managing director Sanjay Gupta told The Indian Express that there was a nearly 40-50percentdipinthatperiod. The first IPL outing for Star, which bought the broadcast CONTINUEDONPAGE2
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