TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 18 + 4 (NEWSLINE) PAGES, PUNE, `5.00 ● THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA Answer roll call with Jai Hind, MP govt orders schoolkids SC REGISTRAR TAKES PETITIONS TO CHIEF JUSTICE AT MIDNIGHT BJP gets invite & 15 days, Cong cries foul, knocks on Supreme Court door DECISION 2018 BHOPAL, MAY 16 11 WORLD ● Cong-JD(S) waves KARNATAKA MILIND GHATWAI THE MADHYA Pradesh government has issued a circular making it compulsory for school children to answer roll calls with Jai Hind. The circular was issued Tuesday, more than five months after the government said this would instil patriotism in children. “Different words are used to mark attendance. To instil patriotism among students, it has been decided by the government that Jai Hind should be used while marking attendance in school,” the circular stated. Last November, state School Education Minister Vijay Shah made an announcement to the effect while addressing NCC cadets from Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh on NCC Day in Bhopal. According to Shah, the presentpracticeof saying“YesSir,Yes Madam” does not foster patriotism. He said Jai Hind would be madecompulsoryinall1.22lakh government schools and an advisory would be issued to private schools. He had announced that students of government schools in Satna district would answer roll calls with Jai Hind on an experimental basis and it would later be introduced in all schools if the Chief Minister agreed. The state government has already instructed schools to hoist the Tricolour and sing the national anthem daily. JOURNALISM OF COURAGE ● On table for BJP: INSIDE Page 7 Goa at Governor abstentions by MLAs, rehab as MLCs BSY swearing-in at 9 am today, Cong hopes to stall or cut 15 days given by Governor Vala Barricades outside the Chief Justice of India’s residence in New Delhi on Wednesday midnight where the SC Registrar went with the Cong-JD(S) petitions. JOHNSON TA, MANOJ CG & KAUNAIN SHERIFF M Praveen Khanna BENGALURU, NEW DELHI, MAY 16 THE LEADER of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka B S Yeddyurappa was on WednesdayinvitedbyGovernor Vajubhai Vala to form a new government in the state on account of the BJP’s emergence as the single largest party with 104 seats in the 224-member Assembly in polls held on May 12. The swearing-in has been scheduled for 9 am on Thursday. The Governor has also given the BJP 15 days to prove its majority in the hung BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY 8 short of stable, BJP looks for horses, Cong and JD(S) try to fence them in JOHNSON T A BENGALURU, MAY 16 THREE-TIME Congress MLA from the Sandur reserved constituency in Bellary, E Tukaram, was driving down to Bengaluru on Wednesday, after his victory in the Karnataka Assembly elections on May 15 when he heard rumours that he was among 12 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 10 EXPLAINED More votes, fewer seats — how? MLAs to have gone missing whiletheCongresspartytriedto gather its flock of 78 to stake claim to form the next government in alliance with the JD(S). Tukaram eventually arrived attheCongressparty’sBengaluru office in the afternoon. “We were celebrating the election victory when we were asked to come to Bengaluru by CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 New Delhi responds to Srinagar’s Nagrota land deal: J&K call, announces Ramzan ceasefire HC asks officials to lay down law, file report CONSTRUCTION NEAR ARMY DEPOT RAHUL TRIPATHI & BASHAARAT MASOOD MALAYSIA'S ANWARFREED, SAYS NEW DAWN IS HERE NORTH KOREA SAYS MAY RECONSIDER TRUMP SUMMIT, SUSPENDS TALKS WITH SOUTH Pimpri: Miscreants go on rampage, vandalise vehicles Pune: A group of miscreants stabbedtwopersons,vandalised 12 vehicles and went on a rampage in Nehrunagar in Pimpri area late on Tuesday. Police suspect that the violence was a falloutof rivalrybetweentwogangs. Till late on Wednesday, some suspects,includingafewminors, were detained. A First Information Report has been registered by Ganesh Neharkar (39), who, along with hisfriendSambhajiMhaske(25), was allegedly attacked by the miscreants. Police said a group of eight youths, who had knives, sticks and metal rods, went on a rampage in Nehrunagar area on Tuesday night. FULLREPORT:NEWSLINE ARUN SHARMA JAMMU, MAY 16 THE JAMMU and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday asked senior revenue and police officials to file by May 30 their report regarding compliance of its earlierdirectiontostrictlyimplement restrictions imposed by state government on constructionactivitynearArmy’sammunition depot in Nagrota. This followed a petition by the Army seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against Mamta Singh, wife of former Deputy CM and now Jammu & Kashmir Assembly Speaker Nirmal Singh, for allegedly violating the court’s order dated May 7 last wherein it had directed authorities to ensure implementationof theAugust2015 notification of Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, banning construction near the depot. The petition also seeks initiation of contempt proceedings against Revenue Commissioner Shahid Anayat Ullah; Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Hemant Sharma; Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Kumar Rajeev Ranjan; Senior Superintendent of Police Vivek Gupta and Station House Officer of Nagrota Police Station. In the petition, the Army submitted that construction work had been going on at the disputed site despite court’s instructions. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 NEW DELHI, SRINAGAR, MAY 16 RESPONDING TO Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s call for a unilateral ceasefire, the Centre Wednesday directed “security forces not to launch operations in Jammu & Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan” and retaliate only “if attacked or if essential to protect the lives of innocent people”. The announcement, made three days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Srinagar on May 19, was welcomed by Mehbooba Mufti who told The Indian Express: “Home Minister Rajnath Singh called me, saying the Centre has decided on a ceasefire during the month of Ramzan. It is very good news. I hope everybody PM Modi will be in Srinagar on May 19. Shuaib Masoodi supports this initiative.” Hoping for a positive response from Pakistan, Mufti said: “I personally thank our Prime Minister Modiji and Home Minister Rajnathji. They showed personal interest in it (ceasefire). I also thank the political parties and leaders who Arrest of woman after sunset illegal, CBI officials liable for disciplinary action: HC MUMBAI, MAY 16 THE BOMBAY High Court on Wednesday held the arrest of Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud accused Kavita Mankikar in February “illegal”. She was arrested by the CBI in connection with the Rs 11,400-crore PNB fraud. The HC said that the CBI is liable for disciplinary proceedingsfor“flagrantviolation”of the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code. According to the CBI, Mankikar was signing as the authorised signatory of the three firmsof NiravModiGroup,asper the instructions and assurance of Modi without knowing the facts or ramifications of her actions. She was arrested along with five others, including Vipul Ambani. Mankikar in her petition had said that she was arrestedonFebruary20at8pmby a male inspector of the CBI, violating Section 46 of the Criminal Procedure Code which says that no woman shall be arrested af- ter sunset and before sunrise. Her lawyers Vijay Agarwal andYashwardhanTiwarihadarguedextensivelystatingthather arrest was illegal and unconstitutionalasitwasagrossviolation of the provisions of law. A division bench of Justice S J KathawallaandJusticeBharatiH Dangre, in its order, said, “No doubt true, Section 46 (4) of the Code itself carves out an exception incorporating the provision of obtaining written permission fromtheJudicialMagistrateFirst Class. The said procedure can be Five warning letters were sent to flyover firm but no one read SARAH HAFEEZ & MAULSHREE SETH VARANASI, LUCKNOW, MAY 16 ADAYafter18peoplewerekilled when a section of a flyover under construction fell on moving carsandpedestriansinVaranasi, Uttar Pradesh police said they hadsentatleastfiveletterstothe UP State Bridge Corporation (UPSBC) since November last year and registered an FIR in Februarythisyearfornotfollowingtrafficsafetyregulationsduring construction. IG Deepak Ratan told The Indian Express: “We have shot five letters to the Bridge CorporationsinceNovemberlast year, asking it to ensure safe traffic regulation during constructionwork.Ideally,whentheyare constructing a portion of the flyover, they are supposed to deploy their own staff for safe traffic regulation and they can request police for assistance. But it is we who have been alerting them about the potential problem and they have not acted.” According to police, staff of the Sigra police station registered an FIR against the Pariyojana Prabandhak of the UPSBC on February 19 under IPC sections relating to public nuisance and danger or obstruction in public way or line of navigation. TheFIRdescribedtheChauka Ghat to Lehartara bridge construction work as chaotic with iron beams hanging over the traffic below. “A senior police officer inspected the site... several letters were written to the project manager of the UPSBC and necessary directions were given to the assistant engineer to conduct smooth traffic. But at the site, chaotic construction work and non-assistance in traffic management was causing the public extreme inconvenience and anger,” it stated. After the collapse, police Wednesday booked officials of theUPSBCforculpablehomicide not amounting to murder, attempttocommitculpablehomicide and sections of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act. The FIR was registered at Sigra police station againstsupervisingofficials,contractors and staff involved in the construction of the flyover. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Once again, apex court Collegium stalls on Justice Joseph’s name PNB FRAUD SAILEE DHAYALKAR People look at vehicles crushed under the flyover in Varanasi on Wednesday, a day after the mishap. Anand Singh set into motion for dealing with such an exigency. However, the CBIhasfailedtodemonstrateany suchexercisebeingundertaken.” The court held, “Where a statute mandates that no woman shall be arrested after sunset and before sunrise and the arrest of a person when she is a woman has to be made by police officer, who is a female, theprovisionsof thestatutecannot be simply ignored. Resultantly, any arrest which is made in violation of provisions CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 participated in the all-party meeting and created consensus for the ceasefire. I hope Pakistan will respond positively to this ceasefire so that militants, respecting the holy month of Ramzan, also give a positive response.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 5 INSIDE DAYAFTERGODAVARI MISHAP,14BODIES FOUND ● Pak seeks India’s help for conservation of Mohenjo Daro SEEMA CHISHTI NEW DELHI, MAY 16 THE MUCH-AWAITED meeting of the five most senior judges who constitute the Supreme Court Collegium, which was expected to act on its reiteration of Justice K M Joseph’s name, ended with the decision being deferred for the third time. The meeting, which began at 4.15 pm lasted nearly two hours, thelongestanyCollegiummeeting has lasted this year. It was attended by all five members of the Collegium, CJI Dipak Misra and Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph. The meeting failed to reiterate Justice K M Joseph’s name despite having pre-arranged to meet to do precisely that last week, apart from suggesting other names for the Supreme Court.Theapexcourtiscurrently functioning with just 25 judges, six below its sanctioned strength. Five judges of the court are scheduled to retire in 2018 — Justice Chelameswar as early as June 22. On May 11, the Supreme Court had chosen to put its foot down,butcautiously,sayingthat it was for the reiteration but promising to send other names too for elevation along with the reiteration. The calculation was that simply sending the reiteration would amount to throwing a gauntlet to the Centre and likely to lead to a major confrontation. The Collegium had then declaredinitsresolution:“TheChief Justiceandothermembersof the Collegium have, on principle, unanimouslyagreedthattherecommendation for appointment of Mr Justice K M Joseph, Chief Justice, Uttarakhand High Court (Parent High Court: Kerala) as a Judge of the Supreme Court should be reiterated. However, the said reiteration should also be accompanied by the recommendationof thenamesof Chief Justices of High Courts for elevation as Judges of the Supreme Court,forwhichdetaileddiscussion is required.” The resolution had added: “In view of the aforesaid, the meeting stands deferred for being held at 4.15 pm on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.” Despite a “detailed discussion” on Wednesday, it is not known what happened resulting in the deferral. The date of the next Collegium meeting too has not been fixed. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR IN ICC LIST OF ITS WEAKNESS: THE OVER-RELIANCE ON INDIAN MONEY SRIRAM VEERA MUMBAI, MAY 16 THE OVER-RELIANCE on Indian money has been listed as a weakness in a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis done by the InternationalCricketCouncilasit plans to take the game to uncharted markets and achieve financial sustainability for all member countries. The strategy document also mentions the need to enlist the servicesof globalinfluencersand cricket fans like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Satya Nadella, Sundar Pichai, and Indra Nooyi who was recently made the first female independent director of ICC. Usain Bolt, Russell Crowe and Chris Martin are the non-Indiancelebrityinfluencers who ICC seeks to make use of. TheICCissettomeetBCCIoffice-bearersandSupremeCourtappointed Committee of Administrators in Delhi Thursdaywherethefutureof the game will be discussed. And once all member countries are on board, various programmes to promote the game and ways to engage, broaden and monetise the fans will be launched. Eight key areas have been identified to be pursued in the next five years. Fans, participants,womenandgirls,technology, cricket’s products, financial sustainability, cricket’s purpose, integrity and values. However, what might hurt the sensibilities of Indian cricket administrators, if not its fans, is the fact that the strategy document sweats about the financial over-reliance on India. In an embedded SWOT analysis, the document mentions India twice, under Weakness: “Not a truly global sport —heavy dependence on revenues and fans from India” is listed as the top weakness, and “Lack of aggressive expansion/growth strategy to ICC, BCCI officials will meet in New Delhi Thursday to discuss the future of the game. Express file counter overreliance on India”. Asisthecasewithmostsport bodiesaroundtheworld,theICC is also worried about commercial operators who are more focused on short-term gains instead of looking at a holistic promotion of the game. “Uncontrolled private investment into the sport by commercial operators whose interests are aligned with short-term financial gain rather than the long-term health and growth of the sport” is listed under threats. Intherecentpast,talksabout a breakaway world governing body had hit cricket and ICC had then expressed reservations about the development. The concern is featured in the Threat sectionof thestrategydocument as well. “Breakaway governing body — rebel group” and ICC seeks to tackle it with improving financial sustainability of all member countries. It also tries to convert threats into opportunities. Like cricket’s newest format T10. Last December, a T10 league was playedinUAE,withcricketerslike Virender Sehwag, Shahid Afridi, Shakib Al Hasan, Keiron Pollard, Mohammad Amir, Tamim Iqbal — and it was quite a success. It has triggered concerns in ICC which lists T10 as a threat in the SWOT analysis, but also seeks to use the T10 format to spread the game. “What other traditional or shorter formats of cricket (if any) should be included in world cricket’s portfolioof productsandif so,howand why?”isoneof thequestionsthe ICCstates.ItplacesT10underopportunity: “Cricket as a sport should continue to capitalise on shortened format opportunities like T10.” Thedocumentstatesthatthe SWOT analysis was done by a Strategy Working Group that comprisedRahulJohri,BCCICEO, David Peever (as Chair), Imran Khwaja, Dave Cameron, Clare ConnorandPatriciaKambarami, in conjunction with ICC CEO Dave Richardson.
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