TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 18 PAGES, KOLKATA `5.00/EX-KOLKATA `6.00 (`12 IN NORTH EAST STATES & ANDAMAN) ● SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA US group to its govt: ‘Make in India’ used to justify protectionist measures ABODE OF KNOWLEDGE DEEPAK PATEL NEW DELHI, JUNE 8 WEST BENGAL THE WORLD’S largest association of medical device companies, Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed),islearnttohaveconveyed to two senior Trump administration officials that the NDA government’s flagship ‘Make in India’ platform has been used to “justify protectionistmeasures” — and has “not encouragedUSmedicaltechnology firms to increase their presence in India”. The Indian Express has learnt that AdvaMed, in its briefing memo for Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer last year, conveyed P5 ● 83.75 PER CENT STUDENTS PASS HIGHER SSECONDARY EXAMS ● 3 INJURED IN DUM DUM METRO AS RIFLE GOES OFF 8 In Nagpur, 2 speeches and a spectacle THEEDITORIAL PAGE By SUHAS PALSHIKAR Pranab at RSS home is a significant event in history: Advani Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (left) and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer were briefed by AdvaMed that the scheme has been “used by parts of the (Indian) government to justify protectionist measures such as import tariff hikes and preferential market access policies”. According to the memo accessed by The Indian Express, AdvaMed stated that “in addition to price controls as a barrier, the regulatory environment in Indiacontinuestobeopaqueand unpredictable”. In order to make medical devices affordable, India had imposed price caps on coronary stents and knee implants in February and August 2017. AdvaMed has strongly opposed these caps stating that it has the “potential to block innovations and limit access to world-class medical care and options to deserving patients”. Washington DC-based AdvaMed, which represents US pharma and tech majors such as Abbott, Boston Scientific Corporation, Medtronic, BD, Pfizer, Apple and Microsoft, is not the only industry group that has complained about India’s “protectionist” measures. US President Donald Trump has referred to the duty on import of completelybuiltAmericanbikes, such as Harley-Davidson, into India as an example of “discriminatory” trade practice. In an address to a joint session of Congress in February 2017, the President hinted at mistreatment to HarleyDavidsonduetohighimportduties of as much as 100 per cent in SUKHBIR SIWACH & VINAY SIWACH CHANDIGARH, NEW DELHI, JUNE 8 FACING A strong backlash, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has put on hold a controversial notification issued two months ago asking sportspersons employed with thestategovernmentto“deposit one-third of the income earned by them from professional sports or commercial endorsements with the Haryana State tion being severely criticised by several popular sportspersons, Khattar tweeted: “I have asked for the relevant file of Sports Department to be shown to me & the notification dated 30th Apriltobeputonholdtillfurther orders. We are proud of the immense contribution by our sportspersons & I assure them of a just consideration of all issues affecting them.” The notification was issued by Haryana’s Principal Secretary of Sports and Youths Affairs, Ashok Khemka, on behalf of the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Police detain, question man who claimed Yogi aide sought bribe Pranab, Bhagwat have set praiseworthy example: Advani LALMANI VERMA NEW DELHI, JUNE 8 A DAY after former President Pranab Mukherjee’s address to swayamsevaks at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur, BJP veteran L K Advani described the visit and “his illuminating exposition of the noble idea and ideals of Indian nationalism” as “a significant event in our country’s contemporary history”. PraisingRSSSarsanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat for inviting 15 WORLD Mukherjee to address the graduating swayamsevaks and the former President “for his grace andgoodwillinacceptingtheinvitation”, Advani, in a statement Friday, said: “As a lifelong swayamsevak of the RSS, I believe that these two national leaders have truly set a praiseworthy example of dialogue transcending ideological affiliations and differences.” “There was significant concord and resonance in the views expressed by both leaders. Both CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 FACEBOOKSAYSPRIVACY SETTINGBUGAFFECTED 14MILLIONUSERS LUCKNOW, JUNE 8 NEW YORK, JUNE 8 TRAVEL HOST Anthony Bourdain, whose madcap memoir about the dark corners of New York’srestaurantsmadehiminto a celebrity chef and touched off a nearly two-decade career as a globe-trotting television host, was found dead Friday at 61. Bourdain was found in his roomattheLeChambardluxury hotel in Kaysersberg, a village in the Alsace region of eastern France, according to a prosecutor in the nearby city of Colmar. The prosecutor, Christian de Rocquigny du Fayel, said the cause of death was hanging. “At this stage, we have no reason to suspect foul play,” he said. Bourdain had travelled to Strasbourg in France, near the country’s border with Germany, Maoists fighting a lost battle, end near, says Home Minister Home Minister Rajnath Singh with families affected by cross-border firing, in Jammu. PTI Always been serious about PM security: Rajnath ARUN SHARMA JAMMU, JUNE 8 ADAYafterPunepolicesaidthey were probing an email that indicated a Maoist plan to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a “Rajiv Gandhi type incident” by “targeting his roadshows”, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday said the government was “always serious” about the security of the PrimeMinister,andthatMaoists were “fighting a lost battle” which is “ending”. Responding to queries from reporters on the Pune police claim, Singh, who was in Jammu on the second day of his visit to the state to review the law and order situation, said: “Hum apne PrimeMinisterkisecuritykolekar barabar gambhir rahe hain. Aur Maoists ka jahan tak sawal hai, unkey barey mein kehna chahoonga ki is samay woh ek haari CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Gupta’s grandfather and sister outside CM Yogi Adityanath’s residence in Lucknow on Friday. Vishal Srivastav In a video released by Mritunjay Kumar,mediaadvisortotheCM, Gupta is heard apologising for making “false claims” against Adityanath’s aide. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Celebrity chef & TV host Anthony Bourdain, 61, commits suicide in hotel room in France KIM SEVERSON, MATTHEW HAAG & ALISSA J RUBIN KIM EXPECTED TO REACH SINGAPORE TOMORROW EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE A DAY after Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik wrote to Yogi Adityanath seeking action against a principal secretary in the Chief Minister’s Office following allegations of corruption by a businessman Abhishek Gupta went viral, the Lucknow Police Friday detained Gupta for questioning. Though he was released hours later, police said a complaint was registered against him and that Gupta had put pressure on bureaucrats and claimedtoknowseniorBJPleaders in a bid to get his work done. PUNE POLICE CLAIM ON EMAIL THREAT TO PM CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 On hold: Haryana order seeking cash share from its sports stars Sports Council”. Thenotificationalsosaidthat sportspersons will have to take “leave without pay” to participate in professional sports events. The new norms are applicabletoanysportspersonemployed with any department of the state government and participatesinprofessionalsportsor commercial endorsements. According to the government, the funds deposited with the sports council “will be used forthedevelopmentandwelfare of sportspersons” in Haryana. However, with the notifica- JOURNALISM OF COURAGE With Barack Obama in Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2016 with a television production crew to record an episode of his show “Parts Unknown” on CNN, the network said. “It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague,” CNN said in a statement. “Anthony was a dear friend,” Eric Ripert, a celebrity chef and restaurateurwhoappearedwith Bourdainonseveralof hisshows, told The New York Times. “He CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BJP says beware of urban Maoists and friends, Cong wants plot claim probed EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, MUMBAI, JUNE 8 WITH THE Pune police claiming theyhadrecoveredanemailthat referred to Maoist plans for the assassination of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in “another Rajiv Gandhi type incident”, the BJP mounted a frontal attack Friday on its rivals for not only being “sympathetic” to the Maoist cause but also “desperate, frustrated and neglected... trying to destabilise the nation through violence”. BJP leaders also underlined the threat from the “urban Maoists”. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in an article headlined Increased Maoist Activities and posted on the BJP website, said: “The past few days have witnessed evidence of increased Maoist activities in areas other thanusualextremismaffectedar- BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY eas.Thisisadangeroustendency whichallpoliticalpartiesmustrealise and react to. The Maoist believe in the violent overthrow of Constitutional system and not justtheGovernment.Intheirperceived system, there are no fundamentalrights,noruleoflaw,no CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Two TMC workers killed in Howrah, Malda; Oppn blamed EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE KOLKATA, JUNE 8 TWO TRINAMOOL Congress workers were stabbed to death by unidentified assailants in differentdistrictsof thestate.While theTMCblamedtheOpposition, the BJP and Congress said the deaths were the fallout of “TMC infighting”. In the first incident, the body of Kartik Dhaki (45) was found with stab wounds besides a swamp in Jagatballavpur area of Howrah on Friday morning. According to local Trinamool Congress workers, Dhaki was an active member of Trinamool Congress and working as the reliever of a polling agent. During thepanchayatpolls,heallegedly had altercations with BJP workers. Dhaki had gone missing on Thursday evening. Claiming that TMC workers are the ones who face violence, party secretary general Partha Chatterjee said, “We have been saying that our workers are being killed from the beginning of the panchayat polls... BJP leadership including state president Dilip Ghosh are giving inflammatoryspeeches...butBJPisraising fingers when their worker commits suicide.” BJP state secretary Sayantan Basu,ontheotherhand,claimed that TMC infighting might have caused the deaths. “Even before the panchayat polls, a reign of terror was initi- ated by TMC. During nominations and during the polls, we had seen what had happened. Even after the polls in Purulia, two of our workers were murdered. We have demanded a CBI probe,” he said. In the second incident, Allauddin Sheikh (54) was stabbed by miscreants in Harishchandrapurareaof Malda on Thursday, while returning home from the local market. He was taken to first Chanchol Gramin hospital and later referred to Malda Medical College and Hospital, where he died on Friday. Four of his family members were also injured and are being treated at Chanchol Gramin Hospital. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR IN DELHI SUMMER , A CLASSROOM COMES ALIVE ON FLYOVER SLAB SHRADHA CHETTRI NEW DELHI, JUNE 8 “KASEkabootar,khasekhargosh,” recites six-year-old Rohit, 25 other children echoing him. Except, this is not a scene from a school classroom. Rohit has never even been to school. Instead,heandtheotherchildren,sweatingincessantlyinthe summer heat, are inside a tent made of hay, covered with blue and green plastic sheets. They are from the Y K Jhuggi camp in east Delhi’s Yamuna Khadar. While the younger ones are taught in the tent, there’s a separate “classroom” for the 20 older schoolgoing students — a slab meant to build a flyover. Both the groups are being taughtseparatelybyBScstudent Satyendra Pal (23), who also comesfromthecamp,whichhas about 8,000 families. He has been imparting lessons to the children since January 2016. While he doesn’t charge a specific fee, parents are “free to give what they please”. The nearest government school is in Pocket V of Mayur Vihar Phase I, and the municipal school that teaches primary classes is not too far away. But getting to either means a long walkandcrossingthemainroad. “Most of the parents here are farmersandlabourers,sonoone hasthetimetodropandpickthe children from school. I know the value of education, so I thought I can at least teach them the basics. The little money these villagers give helps me pay my college fee and support myself. I cannot ask my parents for that,” said Pal, dressed neatly in a brown-colouredshirtandpants. Rohit’s “classroom” has a slightly tilted whiteboard and charts with the English alphabet and numbers, torn from the sides. When the weather is better, the older students are taught in an open field. But given the heat, parts of an under-construction flyover have become useful. “At least there is some shade now, otherwise we would look for trees to study under,” said 13year-old Anuj, who has been attendingclasseshereforovertwo years now. Anuj goes to a school in Mayur Vihar Extension, Pocket 4 — more than an hour’s walk from home. He could not get admission in the Phase I school that’s closer since he didn’t have the required documents. “We got his Aadhaar card made and got him admitted to the other school,” said Pal. Most families living in the camp, including Pal’s, are from Badaun in Uttar Pradesh. Pal completed his Class XII from the UP board, scoring 52 per cent in Science. He then had to skip studies for a few years “due to personal reasons”. “Like others in my family, I started working in the fields, growing vegetables. In 2013, an uncle took me to Nagpur to an institute where I studied the teachings of Buddha and B R Ambedkar. That’s when I realisedthatIhavetostudyfurther. Before I enrolled myself at Agra University, I started teaching these children,” said Pal. Hardly anyone from the camp makes it beyond Class IX — most drop out after flunking. Pal said he hopes to change that. And slowly, he seems to be succeeding. Noneof the20olderstudents have to take summer classes at school since they fall under the “Pratibha” category. Under Mission Buniyaad, those in the “Pratibha” group at Delhi government schools can read and write as class appropriate. Parents are understandably thrilled. Anuj’s father Harish, a farmer,tellsPal,“Pleaseteachmy son how to measure and calculatetheareaof thefield.Itwillbe helpful.” Pal tells him it’s not part of the syllabus, but adds: “Sikha dunga mein, aap fikar maat karo CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 At the makeshift classroom in Mayur Vihar Phase 1, east Delhi. Tashi Tobgyal
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