TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 18 + 4 (NEWSLINE) PAGES, PUNE, `5.00 ● SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE ISLAMIC STATE LINK: POLICE Gunbattlenear Yatraroute,four militantskilled Six securitymen injured in separate attack in Tral, combing operations on Justice J Chelameswar vacates his New Delhi residence as he retires from the Supreme Court. Abhinav Saha BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY 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of India, but he does not think that JusticeRanjanGogoi,nextinline to succeed CJI Dipak Misra in October, will be superseded. “They are all speculations. I don’t think supersession will happen,” Justice Chelameswar saidinaninterviewtoTheIndian Express as he left for his ancestral 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 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 elections. Politics in a theoretical sense, watching it, commenting onit,yesIwillbeinterestedinit.” The judge, who has been hailedbyseniormembersof 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, 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 BEING PUSHED to the margins, the West Bengal Congress unit hassentareporttotheAICCproposinga21-stepapproachtodefeat 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 In Goa, red flags go up on beaches after tourist deaths: Selfies can be dangerous EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE PANJIM, JUNE 22 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 hotspotsarerecenttouristdeaths, andavideoof oneof themwhich went viral on June 17. In the video, a girl and two boys from Tamil Nadu wait for thesuntoriseastheysitonrocks below Fort Aguada, among one of Goa’sfamoustouristsites.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 the boys through a wide crevice. “Their friend shooting the videowassittingrightbelowanother old sign that read danger,” says Ravi Shanker, CEO of Drishti Marine, the state-appointed lifeguard agency at 40 prominent beachesacrossGoa.“Theneedfor red alerts now is urgent, he says, “The indifference to the law has startedtocostheavy.Italsohasto do with a poor understanding of water and lack of awareness of a healthy beach culture.” After the viralvideo,thestategovernment, whichisnowcloselywatchingthe deaths have noted the accidental death reports of four incidents at the beginning of the offseason (May 31 to September 30) when the annual ban stands imposed across water dips. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 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 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 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 The Indian Express show a 30fold increase last year in the authorised capital of a BVI entity THE PANAMA PAPERS THE AFTERMATH linked to Delhi-based sports CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 alongwiththreeothermembers of the Collegium — Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph — had held an unprecedented press conference 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 7 STATE PAGE 3 ● PLASTIC BANNED ACROSS MAHARASHTRA FROM TODAY Security personnel head to the house where militants were hiding at Sirigufwara in Anantnag, Friday. PTI NAVEED IQBAL SRINAGAR, JUNE 22 FOUR MILITANTS, including the head of the banned terror outfit IslamicState-JammuandKashmir (ISJK),werekilledinanencounter with security forces Friday in the Khiram area of Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir. The operation, in which a policeman and a civilianwerealsokilled,tookplace six days before the start of the AmarnathYatranearSirigufwara, a village close to NH-44, through whichthe Yatraconvoys plyafter crossing into Kashmir. In what is the first acknowledgementofpossibleISpresence in the region, J&K Police claimed that the militants killed in Anantnag were associated with theISJK.Themilitantswere“ISinspiredandhadahistoryofattack- 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. Price cap squeezes out key drug for children with heart ailment ABANTIKAGHOSH NEW DELHI, JUNE 22 ACRUCIALlife-savingmedication for paediatric heart patients has gone out of the market after the central government set a ceiling pricethatwaslessthanatenthof 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 price of Rs 10 for the drug, which was being sold at Rs 100-110 in themarketatthetime.Theexisting stocks lasted a few months buttheshortagereallyhithomea now.InaletterdatedJune4,NPPA askedSamarthPharmaceuticals, which sells the drug across the country, to “rush the supplies to affected area and submit a CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 REPORT, PAGE 5 ing policemen in the state,” IGP, Kashmir SP Pani told The Indian Express. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 13 WORLD IN NEW YORK, MIGRANT KIDS FROM BORDER BATTLE TRAUMA
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