LATE CITY, 18 PAGES, AHMEDABAD, `4.00 ● TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM TheIndian EXPRESS DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA 3 JOURNALISM OF COURAGE SEEKS RED CORNER NOTICES AGAINST PNB FRAUD ACCUSED GUJARAT CONG MLAsSEEK DALIT, TRIBAL MLAS’ HELP FOR PASSING LAW ON SC/ST FUNDS ● Two women ‘in love’ jump into river, die, Page 5 9 THE IDEAS PAGE His choice, his misstep Pranab Mukherjee’s decision to address RSS meet need not perturb the Congress 8 Nirav Modi in UK, CBI turns to Interpol THE EDITORIAL PAGE India, UK to share information, cooperate on extradition DEEPTIMAN TIWARY & RAHUL TRIPATHI NEW DELHI, JUNE 11 WITH THE United Kingdom confirming that Nirav Modi is on its soil, CBI officials said the agency has moved Interpol to issue Red Corner Notices against the absconding diamantaire and his uncle Mehul Choksi who are accused in the Rs 13,500-crore fraud at the Punjab National Bank (PNB). The RCNs, officials said, will help track Nirav and Choksi and return them to India through official channels to face trial in the case. The CBI recently filed chargesheets in the bank scam case. Pak linked India to terror outfit in UNSC ban, get it deleted: Delhi to London RAHUL TRIPATHI NEW DELHI, JUNE 11 Rijiju with UK counterpart Baroness Williams in New Delhi Nirav’s presence in the UK was confirmed by members of the British delegation led by Minister of State for Countering Extremism, Baroness Williams, who held deliberations with MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju in New Delhi Monday. Williams assured Rijiju full CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 INDIA WANTSthe United Nations to drop the reference to Indian agencies in its declaration of Pakistan-based Jamaat-ur-Ahrar (JuA) as a terrorist organisation. This was conveyed to the UK, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), during a meeting between India’s Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and UK Minister of State for Countering Extremism, Baroness Williams, Vajpayee admitted to AIIMS: PM to Rahul, all visit to inquire in New Delhi Monday. According to officials, India objected to UNSC admitting Pakistan’s case for banning JuA that “falsely” links the terror outfit to Indian intelligence agencies — it said it did not object to the ban, but was against the India link that Pakistan was claiming. A splinter group of Tehrik-iTaliban, JuA has claimed responsibility for a number of attacks in Pakistan in recent times, particularly those targeting military and law enforcement personnel, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, JUNE 11 FORMER PRIME minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi Monday. In a statement, AIIMS said Vajpayee was admitted for investigation and evaluation and that “he has been diagnosed with a urinary tract infection”. According to AIIMS, his condition was stable and he is under the supervision of a team of doctors closely monitoring “appropriate treatment”. The BJP issued a statement Monday that the 93-year-old former PM, who has been ailing for years, was admitted on advice from his doctors. “Former Prime Minister Shri A B Vajpayee has been admitted in AIIMS today for examination and management. He is stable. A team of doctors under the supervision of Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, are conducting tests,” said Dr Aarti Vij, chairperson, media and protocol division, AIIMS. Vajpayee is at the cardiac in- Diagnosed with urinary tract infection: AIIMS tensive care unit in the Cardiothoracic and Neurosciences Centre and AIIMS sources said that there were no immediate plans to discharge him. Union Ministry of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan, who also visited Vajpayee at AIIMS, said: “He is fine. There is nothing to worry about.” Five doctors led by Dr. Guleria are part of the team conducting tests — Dr. Soumita Bagchi, assistant professor of nephrology, Dr. Shiv Kumar Choudhary, head of the cardiothoracic vascular surgery department, Dr. Naveet CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR IN TELANGANA, AS ADIVASIS BLOCK LAMBADA TEACHERS, THEIR KIDS SUFFER Headmaster A Sudarshan with students at the Government Ashram Boys School at Luxetipet in Adilabad. Sreenivas Janyala SREENIVAS JANYALA LUXETIPET (ADILABAD), JUNE 11 INSIDE HIS room at the Government Ashram High School at Luxetipet in Telangana’s Adilabad district, Headmaster A Sudarshan discusses with three other teachers two burning questions: What they can do to keep the school open, how they can prevent students from dropping out. On May 31, the Adivasis announced a boycott of Lambada teachers as part of an ongoing agitation in the tribal-dominated districts of Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad and Mancherial. The Adivasis claim that a majority of benefits earmarked for STs in the state have been “cornered” by the dominant Lambada community. But the boycott has also led to a worrying fallout. With that one move, hundreds of Lambada teachers have been kept out of schools in Adivasi-dominated areas, leaving small groups of students and teachers stranded in empty classrooms. In Luxetipet, classes started on June 2 but Sudarshan lost 14 of 19 teachers, leaving just five from other ST groups. Of the 380 students from Class III to X, the 40 Lambadas and the 340 Adivasi students have stayed away. Today, 15 students from other communities remain at the residential school — their favourite pastime is throwing around a ball. “We are only able to teach them one or two subjects, and students have started dropping out. Adivasis and Lambadas must come to an understanding or the government should find a solution. Otherwise, all schools will remain empty,’’ Sudarshan warns. In 2016-17, the school reported 60 per cent pass in SSC. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 HE MEETS KIM TODAY 10 US President Donald Trump blows out a candle on a cake celebrating an early birthday during lunch with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Singapore, Monday. Trump turns 72 on Thursday. AP REPORT, PAGE 11 Suspense in Singapore EXPLAINED NEW DELHI, JUNE 11 SINCE THE summer uprising of 2010, as many as 467 local youth from 354 villages across Kashmir and the Chenab valley have become militants. Among them, 335 have come from 247 villages in South Kashmir. A report by security agencies has spotlighted the geographical spread of the militancy that was quelled in 2010, but which surged after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8, 2016. The report divides Kashmir into 29 clusters, and finds that while the epicentre of the new militancy lies in South Kashmir, local youth have been recruited in almost every district in the Valley, besides Doda, Kishtwar, Reasi and Ramban in the Chenab valley of Jammu province. ■ Shopian district in South Kashmir tops the list, with 95 local youth from 70 villages having joined militancy since 2010. The largest number of local militants have come from Heff Zainpora, seven of whose youths have taken up arms since 2010. Pahlipora Keller, Zainpora, and Padderpora villages have produced four local militants each. Three other villages in the district have produced three militants each, while two militants each have come from four villages. ■ In Pulwama district, 88 local militants have come from 60 villages in the last eight years. Six youths each belong to the dis- BY HARISH DAMODARAN THE INDIAN EXPRESS-OCCRP REPORT Indians probed by govt agencies are linked to high-end real estate in Dubai KRISHN KAUSHIK NEW DELHI, JUNE 11 INDIAN NATIONALS investigated by various agencies in India, including CBI, for alleged financial crimes and links to opaque offshore entities figure on a global database of those connected to properties in over 20 prime real estate projects in Dubai. The database was accessed by The Indian Express in partnership with the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), an international investigative reporting platform formed by 40 non-profit investigative centres, and journalists and regional organisations. The entries were investigated by around 50 media groups in as many countries. The database also includes the names of at least 20 Indian nationals who have featured on a list of those who set up offshore entities in tax havens investigated by The Indian Express — Offshore Leaks, Swiss Leaks, Panama Papers and Paradise Papers — in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Since 2010, a militant or more in every J&K village MUZAMIL JALEEL The Age of Surplus trict's Kakpora and Lelhar villages. Two villages have five militants each, Gundbagh village has three, and five villages have two local militants each. ■ Kulgam: 64 militants from 49 villages; seven from Redwani Bala, five from Hawoora, and three from Yamrach. Three other villages in the district have produced two militants each. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 5,800 Indian entries in Dubai database Of the 129,000 entries in the Dubai database from 181 countries, those of Indians form a sizeable chunk with 5,800 linked to properties in top sites such as the Palm Jumeirah, The World, Motor City, Emirates Living, Dubai Marina, Burj Dubai, Old Town Island, etc. Most of these Indians are long-term residents of Dubai, with many having lived outside India for more than a generation. According to Indian laws, it is not illegal for Indians to own property in Dubai. As per the Foreign Exchange Management Act of 1999, resident and nonresident Indians are allowed to own immovable properties CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 GOVT & POLITICS ● RAHUL GIVES JOB LESSONS WITH A TWIST OF SHIKANJI & COCA-COLA, P 6
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