eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE KOLKATA,LATECITY MAY27,2018 18+6(EYE)PAGES,`5.00 (EX KOLKATA `7, `12 IN NORTH EAST STATES & ANDAMAN) DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA SUNDAY STORY PAGE 11 BIG PICTURE PAGES 8-9 Back with a Bangalore WORLD Housekeeping at the Taj With the JD(S) forming the government in Karnataka, how the Gowdas, till recently on the precipice of irrelevance, see a chance to resurrect party 14 What it takes to keep the Taj Mahal, one of India’s most treasured monuments, standing 4 YEARS OF MODI GOVT BEIJINGORDERS UNUSED BICYCLESOFF CITYROADS PM: Vote-bank politics ruined country, enemies uniting to save themselves Opp agenda is ‘Modi Hatao’: Amit Shah LIZ MATHEW NEW DELHI, MAY 26 SINGAPORE SUMMIT: KIM, MOON MEET TO SALVAGE US TALKS 5 Secret Ingredients for a Cool Summer WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM IN REMARKS reminiscent of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s battle cry ahead of the 1971 polls, BJP president Amit ShahsaidonSaturdaythatwhile the Narendra Modi-led BJP government was trying to make the countryfreeof “anarchy,corruption and poverty”, other parties were indulging in the agenda of EXPRESS NETWORK Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Cuttack on Saturday. PTI SAMPAD PATNAIK MAYA:ALLIANCE WITHOTHER PARTIESONLY AFTERGETTING RESPECTABLE SHAREOFSEATS’ BHUBANESWAR, MAY 26 LEADING THE BJP’s celebrations of its fourth year in power at the Centre,PrimeMinisterNarendra Modi on Saturday listed his government’s achievements and sought to blame vote-bank politicsforbeingtheprimaryobstacle to development. Calling the last four years a victory for “vikaas, vishwaas and janta (development, trust and people)”,Modilistedoutschemes launched by the Central governmentandsaid,“Mothersarefreed fromsmokeintheirkitchensdue to Ujjwala Yojana. Beti Bachao BetiPadhaohasempoweredgirls. MudraYojanaandSkillIndiahelp the youth of the country.” Speaking in Cuttack, the PM said “vote-bank politics” has ruined the country. “It forced governments to deliver benefits CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Cong hits back: All lies, nobody safe, fear, hatred and violence everywhere MANOJ CG NEW DELHI, MAY 26 COUNTERING THE BJP-led government’s fourth anniversary publicity campaign, the Congress on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his party and his government have been lying, misrepresenting facts and figures, and in- BAGHPAT ON EDGE Sugarcane farmer dies during dharna for dues SOURAV ROY BARMAN BAGHPAT, MAY 26 IN BAGHPAT’S Baraut tehsil, all eyes were on a corpse kept on two thick slabs of ice. Sugarcane farmer Udayveer Singh, who was on a dharna over nonpayment of dues by sugar mills and an increase in rural power tariff, died on Saturday morning at the protest site. Singh, 58, was among the 50-odd sugarcane farmers who launched the protest on May 21. As news of Singh’s death spread, the protest site swelled and hundreds of angry farmers from the sugarcane belt laid siege to the tehsil office. Leaders of Opposition parties, including theSP,RLDandCongress,rushed to the protest site. Baraut tehsil is barely 30 km from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will, on Sunday, throw open the country’s first “smart”highway,whichtouches the western UP district of Baghpat.Initially,districtauthorities claimed that Singh may have suffered a cardiac arrest. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 A mural of Savita Halappanavar in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday. AP PAGE 14 Irish vote comforts a father in Belgaum: ‘At last we got justice’ AMRITA DUTTA BENGALURU, MAY 26 “AT LAST, we have got justice,” said Andanappa Yalagi, 72, as he waitedonSaturdayafternoonfor news that his daughter’s death had not been in vain — that Irelandhadfinallyvotedtorepeal the eight amendment to its Constitution,whichmadenearly all kinds of abortion illegal. InOctober2012,thatlawhad cost Yalagi’s daughter her life. Savita Halappanavar had died of sepsis at a hospital in Galway, having being repeatedly denied medical permission to abort her 17-week foetus because doctors wereloathetocarryoutanabortion when the foetal heartbeat could be heard. She was 31. Nearly six years later, in the run-up to a historic referendum inIrelandtomakeabortionlegal, the young Indian woman became the face of the “Yes” cam- paign, her smiling pictures turningupinplacards,shortfilmsand public art. “Finally, I feel Ireland is paying tribute to her departed soul. Her death has not been in vain.Iamproudof mydaughter,” said Yalagi, speaking to The Sunday Express over the phone from his residence in Belgaum. In a video message recorded 10 days ago, Yalagi had appealed to the Irish people to remember his daughter when they vote. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Order to let civilians access Cantt roads came after pleas from MPs SUSHANT SINGH & HINA ROHTAKI NEW DELHI, CHANDIGARH, MAY 26 THE DEFENCE Ministry’s recent decision to let civilians access roads in military cantonments across the country — which has ruffled feathers among the military community and even prompted a signature campaign by wives of Army officers — was taken after strong, “emotional” requests from several MPs. On May 4, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held a meeting with MPs and elected vice-presidents of all the 62 Cantonment Boards across the country, along with senior officials of the ministry, Army Headquarters and Directorate General of Defence Estates, following which, on May 21, the Army Headquarters issued a letter that said, “All barriers, checkposts and roadblocks will be removed. Vehicles will not be stopped or checked.” Sources told The Sunday Express that at the meeting with the minister, many MPs and CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Amit Shah in New Delhi on Saturday. Tashi Tobgyal “Modi Hatao (Remove Modi)”. His remarks come days after the Opposition’s show of unity in Karnataka. “Vipaksh ka agenda ek hi hai: Modi ko hatao. BJP aur Narendra Modi ka agenda hai desh mein se avyawastha, bhrashtachar aur garibi ko hatakar, sthirta aur vikas pradaan karna (Opposition has a single-point agenda: to remove Modi. The agenda of the BJP and Narendra Modi is to CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Inside the Pune Cantonment area. Pavan Khengre Cong leaders in New Delhi on Saturday. Amit Mehra dulging in propaganda. The Congress said it has become clear that Modi is “harmful (haanikaarak”) for the country. Observing the government’s fourth anniversary as a “day of betrayal”, top Congress leaders addressed press conferences across the country, released a “4 years,40questions”booklet,and CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 If Pak ready for talks, shows initiative, India won’t say no: Rajnath RAHUL TRIPATHI & DEEPTIMAN TIWARY NEW DELHI, MAY 26 STATING THAT India is not averse to holding talks with Pakistan, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that Islamabad should also “take some initiative” and demonstrate its intent by stopping infiltrationattemptsandcomingforward to “jointly launch action” against terrorists. While he admitted that measures to restore normalcy in Kashmir, through initiatives like theappointmentof aninterlocutor, have not had the desired results,Singh said thegovernment was committed to restoring peaceandmayextendtheceasefire in Kashmir after Ramzan “if the situation remains peaceful”. “If Pakistan is ready to talk, why won’t we talk? We want to have good relations with our neighbour. But even the neighbour will have to take some initiative. Pakistan is firing at our borders, indulging in ceasefire violations. It is trying to infiltrate terrorists. It is not mending its ways. But it will have to (mend its ways) one day,” Singh said in an interview to The Sunday Express. “During Ramzan, we have ‘May extend ceasefire if situation peaceful’ COMING TOMORROW: FULL INTERVIEW KUPWARA RESIDENT HELD FOR NAGROTA ATTACK PAGE 5 announced suspension of operation. But you are indulging in ceasefire violation. You don’t want that our Muslim brothers andsistersinKashmirshouldget an opportunity to have a peaceful Ramzan... It shows your intentions.PakistanhasnosympathyforKashmiris.If theyhadany sympathy,theywouldhavewelcomed our move. This is something even the people of Kashmir should understand. Pakistan treats Kashmiris as CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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