TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 16 PAGES, KOLKATA `5.00/EX-KOLKATA `6.00 (`12 IN NORTH EAST STATES & ANDAMAN) ● TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA Nagrota land deal can hurt party image: Jammu BJP ARUN SHARMA JAMMU, MAY 14 AS JAMMU and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Speaker Nirmal Singh’s wife Mamta Singh 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 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 72% VOTE AMID REPORTS OF BOOTH CAPTURING, STOLEN BALLOT PAPERS 14 killed, many injured as violence rocks panchayat polls in West Bengal 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 to poll violence. The State Election Commission (SEC) said over 72 percentpollingwasrecordedtill 5 pm. The turnout is expected to increase as people were still standing in queues outside polling booths in the evening, PNB-MODI CHARGESHEET Named in Modi case, Allahabad Bank CEO, 2 PNB directors face axe 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 JOURNALISM OF COURAGE Nirav Modi named as wanted in chargesheet Executive Directors of PNB Brahmaji Rao and Sanjeev Sharan, and a General Manager, NehalAhad,besidesNiravModi’s three firms Stellar Diamonds, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Irani out of I&B, Goyal gets Finance until Jaitley is back BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY Jaitley with Goyal EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, MAY 14 said officials. According to the state police, SEC and district administration reports: ■Two persons, Appu Manna and Jogeshwar Ghosh, were killed in Nandigram Block-2 in East Midnapore, when miscreants hurled bombs outside a People injured in poll-related violence in Nadia on Monday. PTI FULL COVERAGE, PAGE 4 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 8 THE EDITORIAL PAGE BY JAVED ANAND 13 WORLD US EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM: 52 PALESTINIANS DIE IN PROTESTS 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: 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 Verdict today, Cong leaders rush to reach out to JD(S) just in case Tharoor charged: cruelty, abetting wife’s ‘suicide’ DECISION indianexpress.com 2018 MANOJ C G For, against Jinnah 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 MinisterArunJaitleywhounderwent a renal transplant surgery onMonday.AndremovingSmriti Irani from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and assigning it to Minister of State (Independent Charge) Irani with Rathore #DecisionKarnataka 2018 on 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 uncer- CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 PRITAM PAL SINGH KARNATAKA tainty 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 and general secretary in charge CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 From 7 am. Live stories, videos and reports from the ground, data analysis From 9 am. Video panel with Express Experts interpreting the results 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. Cong called chargesheet political vendetta The Delhi police Special InvestigationTeam(SIT)filedthe chargesheetbeforeMetropolitan CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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