TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 22 PAGES, MUMBAI, `5.00 ● SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM ● REG.NO. MCS/067/2018 - 20 RNI REGN. NO. 1543/57 DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA ISLAMIC STATE LINK: POLICE Gunbattlenear Yatraroute,four militantskilled Six securitymen injured in separate attack in Tral, combing operations on PLASTIC BANNED IN MAHARASHTRA FROM TODAY Security personnel head to the house where militants were hiding at Sirigufwara in Anantnag, Friday. PTI NAVEED IQBAL SRINAGAR, JUNE 22 ASTHEgovernmentgearsup to enforce a ban on plastic carry bags and single-use plastic items from Saturday, Maharashtra Environment MinisterRamdasKadamsaid adequate precautions are in place to ensure that people and small traders are not harassed.Strictactionwouldbe taken against plastic manufacturersif theyarefoundviolating the ban, he added. FOUR MILITANTS, including the head of the banned terror outfit Islamic State-Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK), were killed in an encounter with security forces Friday in the Khiram area of Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir.Theoperation,inwhich a policeman and a civilian were alsokilled,tookplacejustsixdays before the start of the annual AmarnathYatranearSirigufwara, avillageclosetoNH-44,through which the Yatra convoys ply after crossing into Kashmir. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 VOHRA HOLDS ALL-PARTY MEET Srinagar: J&K Governor N N Vohra convened an all-party meet Friday to discuss Governor’s rule in the state. The National Conference and Congress favoured dissolution of the Assembly and early polls while the PDP wanted the House to continue. REPORT, PAGE 7 Price cap squeezes out key drug for children with heart ailment ABANTIKA GHOSH NEW DELHI, JUNE 22 A CRUCIAL life-saving medication for paediatric heart patients has gone out of the market after the central government set a ceiling price that was less than a tenth of what the drug was being sold for. Furoped or Furosemide, whichismorecommonlyknown as Lasix, is a diuretic that is prescribed in babies with heart ailments to drain the body of fluids to reduce the load on the heart. When respiratory distress starts as a result of fluid accumulation, there is little else that works in thesebabiesotherthanthismedication, according to specialists. In November last year, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) set a ceiling priceof Rs10 for the drug,which was being sold at Rs 100-110 in the market at the time. The existingstockslastedafewmonths CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 15 WORLD In Goa, red flags go up on beaches after Larger than tourist deaths: Selfies can be dangerous Chandigarh, EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE PANJIM, JUNE 22 new city next to Gurgaon REPORTS, PAGE 4 VARINDER BHATIA CHANDIGARH, JUNE 22 TOLEVERAGEthepotentialofthe region,theHaryanagovernment plans to develop a new city next toGurgaonintheNationalCapital Region.Thenewcity,whichisexpected to be larger than Chandigarh, will also be planned anddevelopedinapublic-private partnership (PPP) model. The Haryana State Industrial andInfrastructureDevelopment Corporation (HSIIDC) has been asked to finalise a consultant to prepare the master plan for this new city, for which the report is expected in six months. Narhari Banger, additional managing director, HSIIDC, who is also the nodal officer for the bids, said, “It is going to be a world-class city,which willhave all sorts of facilities including education and health. We will not acquire a single-inch of land for this. The city will come up in PPP mode. The other aspects of developing the city in a planned manner will be prepared by the consultant in the detailed master plan.” The new city is likely to be spread across at least 50,000 hectares, which is larger than Chandigarh (11,400 hectares) but smaller than Gurgaon (73,200 hectares). The proposed city is located south of New Delhi and will share boundaries with the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY ASTERNwarningwentupacross prominent tourist spots in Goa Friday at the start of the offseason: No selfies. Behind this stark warning sign and the red flags planted along with it at 24 hotspots are recenttouristdeaths,andavideo of one of them which went viral Red flags in Goa off-season Drew on own underprivileged experience for difficult decisions: Chelameswar on way out SUSHANT SINGH NEW DELHI, JUNE 22 JUSTICE JASTI Chelameswar, who retired from the Supreme Court Friday as the most senior judge, believes that there is a lot of speculation about the selection of the next Chief Justice of India, but he does not think that JusticeRanjan Gogoi, next in line to succeed CJI Dipak Misra in October, will be superseded. “They are all speculations. I don’t think supersession will happen,” Justice Chelameswar saidinaninterviewtoThe Indian Express asheleftforhisancestral village in Andhra Pradesh. Recalling that he went to a village school where there would be a holiday each time it rained because it “had either leaking roofs or no roofs”, he on June 17. In the video, a girl and two boys from Tamil Nadu wait for thesuntoriseastheysitonrocks below Fort Aguada, among one of Goa’sfamoustourist sites. The video is without drama till a hugeplungingwave—lifeguards refer to them as “the most greedy of all waves — is seen crashing on the rocks. Its receding tail effortlessly pulls one of CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Justice J Chelameswar vacates his New Delhi residence as he retires from the Supreme Court. Abhinav Saha said he drew on his deep personal experience of underprivileged India for difficult judicial decisions. Ruling out any move to join electoral politics, he said he planned to write two books on legalandConstitutionalmatters. “I am not entering electoral politics. I won’t be contesting elec- tions. Politics in a theoretical sense, watching it, commenting onit,yesIwillbeinterestedinit.” The judge, who has been hailed by senior members of the Bar for standing up for the independence of the judiciary, reiterated that he would not be seeking any post-retirement employment with the State. He, alongwiththreeothermembers of the Collegium — Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph — had held an unprecedentedpressconference on January 12, making public a letter they had written to CJI Misra in November. Asserting that he did “not find anything wrong with the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 INTERVIEW PAGE 9 Bengal Cong to party: No After Panama Papers, pact with TMC, let’s go with offshore firm saw 30-fold Left, have common offices rise in authorised capital ESHA ROY KOLKATA, JUNE 22 IN NEW YORK, MIGRANT KIDS FROM BORDER BATTLE TRAUMA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE BEING PUSHED to the margins, the West Bengal Congress unit hassentareporttotheAICCproposinga21-stepapproachto defeat the “TMC-BJP nexus” in the state, including an alliance with Left parties and the opening of common offices. West Bengal Congress general secretary O P Mishra, who dispatched the report June 13, toldTheIndianExpress:“Wehave sentthereporttoNewDelhiand are awaiting a response. The mainthrustof thereportistonot only look at the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, but draw a long-term plan to see how we can make a recovery in the 2021 assembly elections, defeat the TMC and cometopower.Wearenotaverse to forming a coalition government with the CPM in the state.’’ Last month, West Bengal CongresspresidentAdhirRanjan Chowdhuryhadannouncedthat his party intended to unite all non-TMC, non-BJP parties in the state.Hesaidadecisionhadbeen taken after a meeting with all CongressMLAsanddistrictleaders, and Mishra had been asked to draw up a plan of action. The report sent to the AICC is a result of that decision. The 21-step approach proposes “central office points’’ in CONTINUEDONPAGE2 RITU SARIN NEW DELHI, JUNE 22 WHEN TAX monitors started probing offshore entities set up by Mossack Fonseca in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) following the Panama Papers revelations two years ago, at least one Indian client of the law firm took an unusual step. New records investigated by TheIndianExpressshowa30-fold increase last year in the authorisedcapitalof aBVIentitylinked to Delhi-based sports promoter Lokesh Sharma. They show that he also added members of his CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE PANAMA PAPERS THE AFTERMATH MORE PANAMA NAMES: APOLLO TYRES, KARNATAKA POLITICIAN’S SON-IN-LAW, VEDIC ASTROLOGER Visit www.indianexpress.com
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