TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 14 PAGES, JAIPUR, `5.00 ● MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM 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 Shillong clashes continue, CM says ‘funded’; Punjab sends 4-member team ABHISHEK SAHA SHILLONG, JUNE 3 CLASHES BETWEEN stonepeltingprotestersandsecurityforces continued for the fourth straight nightinShillongonSunday,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 protesters 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 minister Sukhjinder Randhawa to Shillong. A government statement said the team would make a ground assessment of the situation in the troubled areas and extend all possible help to the Sikh community there. Singh’sannouncementcame after an Akali Dal team from Delhi visited Shillong on Sunday and met CM Sangma and Sikh residentsof PunjabiLane,where the altercation took place. Speaking to the media here, Sangma said, “There are individuals who were picked up and CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 6 WORLD NEARLYHALFOF AFGHANKIDS OUTOFSCHOOL RELIEFF FOR NORTH KOREA ONLY AFTER IRREVERSIBLE STEPS TO DUMP NUKES: MATTIS Latest militant recruit could be brother of IPS officer Rajnath will discuss plan on sports, tourism, jobs with Mufti RAHUL TRIPATHI & BASHAARAT MASOOD NEW DELHI, SRINAGAR, JUNE 3 BASHAARAT MASOOD AS JAMMU & Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday urged separatists to respond to the ceasefire announced by the government for Ramzan and the offer for talks, 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 Ministrysaidtheywereworking on a draft policy, focused around sports, tourism and employment, for Kashmir youths. The policywouldbetakenupfordiscussion 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 to counter rising terror recruitment in the Valley. In 2017, 126 local youths joined militancy, a sharp increase from 88 in 2016. The number has crossed 80 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. Shamsistheyoungerbrother of a 2012-batch IPS officer currently posted outside the state. Thefamilyhasnotfiledanymissingpersoncomplaintwithpolice. While the rest of the family members remain tightlipped on thematter,theIPSofficertoldThe Indian Express he had no knowledgeaboutit.“Idon’tknowwhat you are saying,” he said. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, South Kashmir, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SRINAGAR, JUNE 3 J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti with PDP ministers in Srinagar, Sunday. Shuaib Masoodi Local recruits & Wani’s killing: security officials map militancy’s new patterns MUZAMIL JALEEL NEW DELHI, JUNE 3 THE killing of Hizbul 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 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 poredoverinterrogationreports to find how each was “influenced” by the killing of Wani. Theirkillinginencounters,in turn,haspushedothersintomilitant ranks, the report finds. The result: a steady supply of local young men who have kept the Valley on the boil. This has significant implicationsforanycounter-insurgency effort, said a top security official involved with the report, adding therewasaneedfor“suspension of operations” to go in for an CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 On ICICI Bank charges, Centre makes it clear: Will not interfere 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 allegationsof conflictof interestand code-of-conductviolationsbyits 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 of the official position on the issue, is significant sincethegovernmenthasanominee on the bank’s board. The government also controls Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), which commands about 9.4percentstakeinthebankand also has a member on the board. “The government has maintainedasimilarstanceof non-interference in matters connected TANGLE OF TRANSACTIONS ICICIBank-Videocon-DeepakKochhar to insolvency proceedings going on in NCLAT (National Company Law Appellate Tribunal). Let the processestakecareof thesematters,”theofficialsaid.Amongthe 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 tosetupan“enquiry”intoafresh complaintbyawhistlebloweralleging non-adherence to the code of conduct, “conflict of interest”and“quidproquo”bythe bank’s CEO while dealing “with certain customers/ borrowers”. The move was in contrast to an earlier decision where the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 70% breast cancer patients Deaths in Bengal block that saw BJP win, its numbers surge don’t need chemo: Study RAVIK BHATTACHARYA 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 diagnosisitself,wastheprospect of chemotherapy and its associatedside-effects—hairloss,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 patientscanavoidchemotherapy. According to the eight-yearold Tailorx study, a 21-gene test canpredictthechancesof recurrence of a common form of breast cancer — receptive to CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 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 Elections nearing, it’s time BJP puts its alliance ahead: Kushwaha SANTOSH SINGH PATNA, JUNE 3 RASHTRIYA LOK Samata Party (RLSP) chief and Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha said it was time for BJP to put NDA above party interests and engage all alliesinprepararingthestrategyfor the 2019 Lok Sabha election. He said results of the recent bypolls have shown that the Opposition is coming together and added that it was an “alert” for the BJPled NDA to get its act together. Speaking to The Indian Express, Kushwaha said, “It is high time NDA should become a RLSP chief issues early reminder close unit. When Nitish Kumar was part of the Grand Alliance, he looked like an architect of the alliance and did not stay as the representative of one party. The similar thing should happen in the NDA. We should not wait for Lok Sabha polls to come close to work out our poll strategy and seat sharing arrangements to avoid bitterness”. Asked about the takeaway fromfromthedefeatof NDApartiesintherecentbypolls,hesaid: “ItshowsOppositionunity.They are coming together. We should take it as an alert”. On RLD winning the Jokihat Assembly bypoll, the RLSP chief said the victory was mainly because of social arithmetic (consolidation of Muslim votes). But when asked why Nitish Kumar’s return to NDA had not paid off in the Seemanchal region — comprising Araria, Purnia, Katihar and Kishanganj districts — as was seen in NDA-I, when the BJP-JD(U) alliance dominated 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 go-to man for painting graffitis, 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,andthe21-year-old’s7-by5 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,buttherewasonecrucial link that joined them: both hadjoinedtheBJPjustbeforethe BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 8 THE EDITORIAL PAGE Kairana, a state template BY SAJID Z CHENOY DELHI Regular Batch 11 EXPRESS NETWORK June 9 AM 25 June 5 PM Weekend Batch 9 9June AM ● SUSHMA SURVIVES FLIGHT SCARE, PAGE 4 JAIPUR : 22 June PUNE : 6 June AHMEDABAD : 11 June HYDERABAD : 10 June ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR IN UTTARAKHAND, REMOTE VILLAGE STRANDED WITHOUT POWER NOW FLIES HIGH ON WIFI OnMarch13,whenWiFiconnectivity was first established in theintercollege,ClassXIIstudent Lakshman Ram rushed home to tell his mother about it. “I couldn’tunderstandwhathewassaying,”saysDimtiDevi,54.“Iknow nothingaboutWiFiandInternet. But my son told me that the schoolwillbeholdinglecturesfor 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 taught. Now we have started using the Internet to compensate for the lack of teachers,” says Goswami. An hour before the COURSE ALL CURRENT MINI SOCIAL INDIA MAT ERIA L EX COMPR EHENS CUR IVE REN AFFA T IRS POLITY LINKAGES STUDY THE AFFAIRS TEST CULTURE SECTIONAL THEM SOCIAL AND HISTORY HISTORY THE REAL THE MINI ON THETEST DEMANDS GOVERNANCE HISTORY TALKS DYNAMIC AM CO INA UP MPRE TION DA TEDHENSTHE IV STUD E Y MAINS LINKAGES GENERAL TESTS FOCUSING INCLUDES POSED BY HISTORY TACKLE ANALYTICALTESTS NOTES MAINS 365 CURREN AFFAIRST THE MAINS OF ESSAY CLASSES CURRENT AFFAIRS TESTS TESTINTER SOCIAL SERIESTESTS ON THE CLASSROOM DEMANDS INDIAN ONLINE TESTS SOCIAL CURRENT TESTS CULTURE, HISTORY AND TAGE GEOGRA PHY For all Change stories, log on to www.indianexpress.com/change Witness Change? Write to us at email@example.com ARE YOU READY? STUDIES HERI EVERY MONDAY THE REAL RACE BEGINS ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING THEM THE 2017 D BY DCOMPLEX THEM TOPICS MAINS COMPLETELY POSE E AN ANALYTICAL ABILITY TO ANALYTICAL TH TACKLE PROBLEMS FOCUSING CURRENT 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. Geography lecture, the 27 students had attended a lecture on Economics,withteacherKailash 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 wasinJanuarythatthestategovernment 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. 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