LATE CITY, 16 PAGES, AHMEDABAD, `4.00 ● MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM TheIndian EXPRESS DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE HOME MINISTER IN KASHMIR THIS WEEK After ceasefire, Centre to reach out to Valley youth; seize chance, urges CM GUJARAT ● BJP BOUGHT PATIDAR LEADERS, SAYS HARDIK, PAGE 3 70% breast cancer patients don’t need chemo: Study ABANTIKA GHOSH NEW DELHI, JUNE 3 WHEN THIS Delhi-based businesswoman was recently diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, her world came crashing down. No less daunting than the diagnosis itself was the prospect of chemotherapy and its associated side-effects — hair loss, nausea, etc. The doctor said that her only hope of avoiding that toxic cocktail lay in the results of an ongoing trial, Tailorx. On Sunday, within hours of the trial results being presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2018 meeting in Chicago, the 48-year-old emailed them to her doctor with this line: “This is good news for me”. The results suggest that almost 70 per cent breast cancer patients can avoid chemotherapy. According to the eight-yearold Tailorx study, a 21-gene test can predict the chances of recurrence of a common form of breast cancer — receptive to estrogen and progesterone, not present in lymph nodes, not having a protein called HER2 and less than 4 cm in size. The presence of hormone receptors in these tumours means that they respond to hormone therapy. “With the results of this CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 7 WORLD Latest militant recruit could be brother of IPS officer Rajnath will discuss plan on sports, tourism, jobs with Mufti RAHUL TRIPATHI & BASHAARAT MASOOD BASHAARAT MASOOD NEW DELHI, SRINAGAR, JUNE 3 SRINAGAR, JUNE 3 AS JAMMU & Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday urged separatists to respond to the ceasefire for Ramzan and the offer of talks by the government, saying “such an opportunity does not come every day”, sources in New Delhi indicated that the Centre was planning further measures to “reintegrate misguided youths” in the Valley. Officials in the Union Home Ministry said they were working on a draft policy, focused around sports, tourism and employment, for Kashmir youths. The policy would be taken up for discussion when Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh meets CM Mufti during his visit to the state on June 7-8, they added. The move, officials said, was CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 2 BSF MEN KILLED IN BORDER FIRING PAGE 5 SHILLONG, JUNE 3 CLASHES BETWEEN stonepelting protesters and security forces continued for the fourth straight night in Shillong on Sunday, with teargas shells fired in the area where the standoff had begun. Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma told reporters that “certain people” were funding the unrest in the city and added that evidence of alcohol and money being supplied to pro- MUZAMIL JALEEL NEW DELHI, JUNE 3 THE killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8, 2016, marks a watershed in militancy in the Valley because it is directly linked to a cycle of recruitments to this day, says a confidential report prepared by security agencies and accessed by testers had been found. Sangma also stressed that the clashes were not “communal” and were limited to a “particular locality”. Shillong has been on the boil since Thursday following a clash triggered by an altercation between a Khasi boy and a Sikh woman in a Punjabi settlement with around 350 households in Them Iew Mawlong. On Sunday, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced he was rushing a fourmember team led by Cabinet The Indian Express. The report, tracing the antecedents of as many as 35 young men who became militants after Wani’s death — most of them have been killed in encounters — tracked their networks, friends and family, and pored over interrogation reports to find how each was “influenced” by the killing of Wani. Their killing in encounters, in RAVIK BHATTACHARYA SUPURDI, DAVA (PURULIA), JUNE 3 The children and wife of Dulal Kumar, who was found hanging from a high-tension wire in Purulia. Subham Dutta CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE PALGHAR, VADODARA, JUNE 3 RELIEFF FOR NORTH KOREA ONLY AFTER IRREVERSIBLE STEPS TO DUMP NUKES: MATTIS At the farmers’ meet in Palghar on Sunday. Express Several farmers’ outfits from the two states like Bhoomi Adhikgharan Andolan Samiti, Maharashtra Rajya Kisaan Sabha, Paryavaran Surakhsha Samiti, Jan Andolan Rashtriya Abhiyan took part in the Siunday’s meeting. From Gujarat, a delegation of farmers from Vadodara and Bharuch, led by Ekta Grameen Praja Vichhar Manch and Khedut Samaj Gujarat, attended the meeting. “While in Gujarat we are yet to bring farmers from across the state on one platform, farmers from across Maharashtra, who are affected by the projects have resolved not to give their lands under any circumstance. In the 8 THE EDITORIAL PAGE Kairana, a state template BY SAJID Z CHENOY EXPRESS NETWORK ● SUSHMA SURVIVES FLIGHT SCARE, PAGE 5 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR IN UTTARAKHAND, REMOTE VILLAGE STRANDED WITHOUT POWER NOW FLIES HIGH ON WIFI KAVITA UPADHYAY GHES (UTTARAKHAND), JUNE 3 INSIDE THE Government Inter College in Uttarakhand’s picturesque Ghes village, a group of Class XII students is busy taking notes as a projector beams a Geography lecture in Hindi that is being downloaded from the Internet. At a speed of 20 Mbps, the lecture rolls out smoothly on the front wall of the newly whitewashed room. For remote Ghes, tucked in the Garhwal hills, where electricity is still an aspiration and the mobile network is patchy at best, the new WiFi system that runs on solar power is “nothing less than a dream”, say residents. TRACKING CHANGE» EVERY MONDAY For all Change stories, log on to www.indianexpress.com/change Witness Change? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org On March 13, when WiFi connectivity was first established in the inter college, Class XII student Lakshman Ram rushed home to tell his mother about it. “I couldn’t understand what he was saying,” says Dimti Devi, 54. “I know nothing about WiFi and Internet. But my son told me that the school will be holding lectures for students on the Internet.” For college teacher, Kesawanand Goswami, WiFi means a sigh of relief. “Class XI Students attend an e-lecture in Ghes, Uttarakhand. and XII students must be taught by lecturers but we have only one - for Hindi. Subjects such as Economics, Political Science, Geography, and English are not Complete non-interference, will only observe from outside, says top official RAVISH TIWARI NEW DELHI, JUNE 3 THE GOVERNMENT will not interfere in the functioning of India’s largest private lender, ICICI Bank, which is facing allegations of conflict of interest and code-of-conduct violations by its Managing Director and CEO Chanda Kochhar, a top official told The Indian Express. “We will maintain complete non-interference in ICICI Bank affairs. We are just observing it from outside,” said the official in response to a query on suggestions that the government should wield its power to influence the bank’s affairs in the wake of these allegations. The remarks by the official, who is aware ofthe government’s position on the issue, is significant since the government has a nominee on the bank’s board. The government also controls Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), which commands about 9.4 per cent stake in the bank and also has a member on the board. “The government has maintained a similar stance of non-interference in matters connected TANGLE OF TRANSACTIONS ICICI Bank-Videocon-Deepak Kochhar to insolvency proceedings going on in NCLAT (National Company Law Appellate Tribunal). Let the processes take care of these matters,” the official said. Among the cases with NCLAT are those of Anil Ambani-owned RCom, and firms associated with the Shriram and Essar groups. The latest indication of the government’s position on these issues comes in the backdrop of the ICICI Bank’s board deciding to set up an “enquiry” into a fresh complaint by a whistleblower alleging non-adherence to the code of conduct, “conflict of interest” and “quid pro quo” by the bank’s CEO while dealing “with certain customers/ borrowers”. The move was in contrast to an earlier decision where the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Tale of 2 Bengal deaths: TMC vs BJP, personal and political Farmers to oppose acquisition of land for three big-ticket projects AT THE joint meeting of farmers from Gujarat and Maharashtra, held in Palghar district of Maharashtra on Sunday, a resolution was passed to oppose land acquisition for the three big projects — Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train, Mumbai-Vadodara express highway and the dedicated freight corridor. All the three projects are priorities of the current NDA government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Local recruits & Wani’s killing: security officials map militancy’s new patterns GUJARAT, MAHARASHTRA FARMERS HOLD JOINT MEET NEARLY HALF OF AFGHAN KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti with PDP ministers in Srinagar, Sunday. Shuaib Masoodi Shillong clashes: CM says ‘funded’; Punjab sends team ABHISHEK SAHA turn, has pushed others into militant ranks, the report finds. The result: a steady supply of local young men who have kept the Valley on the boil. This has significant implications for any counter-insurgency effort, said a top security official involved with the report, adding there was a need for “suspension of operations” to go in for an TWO MONTHS after seven militants were killed at their ancestral house in Shopian, the brother of an IPS officer from South Kashmir has gone missing, and is feared to have joined militant ranks. Shams ul Haq Mengnoo, a student of Bachelor’s in Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS), has been missing since May 26, and police sources say he may have joined the Hizbul Mujahideen. Shams is the younger brother of a 2012-batch IPS officer currently posted outside the state. The family has not filed any missing person complaint with police. While the rest of the family members remain tightlipped on the matter, the IPS officer told The Indian Express he had no knowledge of it. “I don’t know what you are saying,” he said. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, South Kashmir, On ICICI Bank charges, Centre makes it clear: Will not interfere taught. Now we have started using the Internet to compensate for the lack of teachers,” says Goswami. An hour before the Geography lecture, the 27 students had attended a lecture on Economics, with teacher Kailash Pant addressing them from Didihat in Pithoragarh district, 200 km away. “I don’t want to miss any of the e-lectures. Hopefully, such lectures will be conducted for other subjects too,” says Kala Negi, a 17-year-old Class XII student, who walks 8 km to reach school from Himni village every day. According to Amit Sinha, director, Information Technology Development Agency (ITDA), it was in January that the state government agency “adopted” Ghes. Set up in 2005 to accelerate the use of IT across the state, the ITDA has connected two villages so far — Ghes and Himni. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 AT SUPURDI in Purulia district, the house of the 21-year-old History (honours) student is known to everyone, not only because Trilochon Mahato was a BJP worker but also because he was the only one in the village to have a computer. However, the BJP had been a recent choice for the youth, who had emerged as the party’s goto man for painting graffiti, and who was found hanging from a tree near his home on May 30. He would always support a party in opposition to the government of the state, and the 21-year-old’s 7-by-5 ft room is still adorned with a photo of Congress leader Sonia Gandhi. Just 10 km away in Dava village, Dulal Kumar, 30, died under similar circumstances. The family refuses to believe the police claim of suicide. Dulal, a father of three, and Trilochon may have had little in common, but there was one crucial link that joined them: both had joined the BJP just before the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY
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