eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE The Man With the Golden Touch KOLKATA,LATECITY JULY1,2018 18+6(EYE)PAGES,`5.00 (EX KOLKATA `7, `12 IN NORTH EAST STATES &ANDAMAN) DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA SUNDAY STORY BIG PICTURE P PAGE 11 AGES WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM 8-9 A bicycle kick Prove your identity Facing low demand, China, India’s largest cycle maker is cutting price of country’s largest-selling model. Is that only way to break the cycle? How Bappi Lahiri came to be India’s disco king and why, nearly five decades since he burst onto the scene in Bollywood, he is still making music First NRC, now Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. So is being Assamese about language, religion, ethnicity, or citizenship? Jain body locks horns, goat export to Sharjah from Nagpur culled VIVEK DESHPANDE NAGPUR, JUNE 30 OPPOSITION BY a Jain organisationstalledamaidengoatexport flight from Nagpur to Sharjah on Saturday. The AkhilJain Samaj, arepresentative body of the Jain community, opposed the proposed export of 1,500 goats, brought fromRajasthantoNagpur,onthe ground of “violence against animals”, with the state government tamely giving in and calling off the flight. As a result, a high-profile programme, to be attended by Union Surface TransportandShippingMinister Nitin Gadkari, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Animal Husbandry Minister Mahadev Jankar and Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu had to be put off. BJP Rajya Sabha MP Vikas Mahatme, who was behind the goatexportidea, toldTheSunday Express, “There was opposition from the Jain community, so we haveputoff theprogramme.We will hold talks with them and will try to convince CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Mandsaur victim better, parents want school to answer FATF TERROR FINANCING Put on funds watch list, Pak vows action MILIND GHATWAI MANDSAUR, JUNE 30 ON JUNE 26, the day the sevenyear-old became the victim of a brutalgangrape here,her grandmother was late by half an hour in picking her up from school. Family members say they started looking for the girl when she didn’t return after school closing time of 5 pm, and that the private school dissuaded them from approaching the police. They also ask how the school let her go with strangers, who allegedly later raped her. The next morning, a neighbourhood boy found her walking around dazed and alerted a man passing by, who in turn approached police. The girl, who is admittedinahospital,isnowrecovering, and doctors said she is out of danger. Thetwoaccusedwhoareunder arrest, Irfan Khan, 20, and Asif, 24, live in a locality near the girl’s school. Police said footage from a CCTV in the areashowing the girl walking away with the two had helped them zero in on the accused. They said the accused offered the girl some sweets and told her they would take her to her father, who was Will act soon, go after terror groups, says Pakistan; India welcomes move A CCTV grab showing one of the accused, cited as proof waiting some distance away. Policeclaimtohavecollected clothes stained with blood and semen from Irfan’s and Asif’s houses, and say they have sufficient evidence against the two. They are now waiting to record the victim’s statement. Demanding quick punishment for the two accused, the girl’s grandmother said, “They had left her to die. She was lucky to survive.” She also asked how the school could be so careless with a small child. The school’s CCTV cameras were found to be turned off after2pmthatday,reportedlydue to a power cut. The watchman and other staff said they were not aware at what point the victim left the school. The girl’s uncle said, “The CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SUSHANT SINGH NEW DELHI, JUNE 30 France’s Kylian Mbappe became the first teenager since Pele in 1958 to score two goals in one World Cup match as France defeated Argentina 4-3 Saturday in Kazan. Reuters France sends Argentina home: Mbappe 2, Messi 0 ANDREW DAS & CHRISTOPHER CLAREY KAZAN, JUNE 30 LIONEL MESSI’s fourth World Cup ended in bitter, frustrating and all-too-familiar defeat Saturday, as Argentina tumbled out of the tournament after a 43 loss to a suddenly impressive France in the round of 16. Messi departs after a frus- 3 killed in a day, Tripura minister stands by role in one rumour ABHISHEK SAHA GUWAHATI, JUNE 30 HAVING SEEN three separate incidents of lynching in the course of a day over rumours of childlifting, including of one person who had been hired by the district administration to dispel the rumours, the Tripura Police has startedintensivecommunityengagementprogrammes in cooperation with officials in the sen- sitive pockets. Thelynchingshappenedtwo days after an 11-year-old boy was found dead with cut marks onhisbodyinMohanpur,just25 km from state capital Agartala, andrumoursspreadthathiskidneyshadbeenremoved.Thediscovery of the body had led to a clash between residents and policemen, leaving more than 10 people injured on both sides. Tripura Minister for Education and Law Ratan Lal Nath had vis- ited the boy’s family the same day, June 26, and in a video, was heard telling a gathering that “the kidney was taken out of the boy’s body after making a round cut”. Nath also said “never had Tripura witnessed such an incident” and that the incident was linked to “kidney smugglers” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MORE ATTACKS OVER RUMOURS PAGE 3 Kishtwar DM tells WhatsApp admins to register in 10 days, threatens UAPA ARUN SHARMA JAMMU, JUNE 30 THE DISTRICT Magistrate of Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana, has asked admins of all WhatsApp groups operating in this far-off hilly area of Jammu andKashmirto seekregistration withhisofficewithin10days.He has warned that otherwise, the admins would be liable for action under the Information Technology Act, Ranbir Penal Code, the cyber crime law, any other law in force at the time of Army patrolling in Kishtwar after Eid riots in 2013 fuelled by social media rumours. File the violation, plus the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The order follows a report by Kishtwar SSP Abrar Choudhary that WhatsApp groups were “circulatingrumours,falseinformation and unconfirmed or baked information”. “While the freedom of expression through social media is important,thesamecomeswith a responsibility and reasonable restrictions,”saystheDM’sorder. “Therefore, social media group administrators with the ownership of the groups should be readytobearthisresponsibility.” Theadminshallundertaketo provide details of all group CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 If a political aspect emerges, so be it: Shaurya Doval NSA son’s move, from power hub to base at home KAVITA UPADHYAY DEHRADUN, JUNE 30 OVERTHEpastmonth,newbanners and hoardings of the ‘Bemisaal Garhwal Abhiyan’ or unparalleled Garhwal campaign have dotted the Garhwal hills in Uttarakhand. Each one sports a photograph of National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval’s son Shaurya, invites people to connect with his Abhiyan, and lists two telephone numbers. Whileoneisanumbertogive a missed call onto show support for the campaign, the other is for information on Shaurya Doval and the Abhiyan. When called, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Railways steps in after UNESCO warns Darjeeling toy train off track AVISHEK G DASTIDAR NEW DELHI, JUNE 30 ALTERATIONS, DESTRUCTION of some structures, disposing of heritage railway material as scrap and similar violations during a cleanliness drive at the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) has had UNESCO redflagging the “diminishing heritage value”of theWorldHeritageSite. At a detailed technical meeting in Kurseong last month, UNESCO pointed out the violations to the Railways, prompting the Railway Board to shoot off urgent instructions to the local The Darjeeling toy train, which got heritage status two decades ago, on its run on Saturday. Tashi Tobgyal zonal railway to take immediate actionandavoidthe“embarrassment” of being downgraded in the elite UNESCO heritage list. The ‘toy train’ and stations of Darjeeling were declared World Heritage sites two decades ago, then a first for India. “You would appreciate that any heritage site, if downgraded due to non-compliances, would become a matter of serious embarrassment and invite criticism...,” says a letter from the Railway Board to the general manager of Northeast Frontier Railway, which owns and manages the DHR, an 88-km, 139year old railway system taking the train from New Jalpaiguri in CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MUMBAI GETS UNESCO NOD PAGE 2 trating tournament in which Argentina only barely escaped a humiliating elimination in the group stage. But it ended as all his major tournaments with Argentina’s senior national team have: without a trophy, and while carrying the burden of a team defeat on his slight shoulders. At31,hemaychoosetomake this his last World Cup. For a few minutes in the second half, it al- most seemed as if Argentina’s troubled trip at this World Cup might be extended. Angel Di Maria scored a gorgeous longrange goal just before halftime, and then Gabriel Mercado turned in a low shot by Messi three minutes into the second half for a 2-1 lead. But France was simply too good. The teenage forward Kylian Mbappe won a penalty in CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 INDIASATURDAYwelcomedthe Financial Action Task Force (FATF) decision to place Pakistan onits“greylist”forfailingtocurb terror financing and hoped that Islamabad would take “credible measures” to address international concerns on terrorism from Pakistan. Pakistan’s placement on the grey list, which was decided in February in Paris, took effect Friday after Islamabad submitted a 26-point action plan to the FATF to address stated deficiencies over the next 15 months. The plan includes squeezing the finances of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Falah-i-Insaniat, Lashkar-eTaiba, Jaish-e-Muhammad, Haqqani network and the Afghan Taliban. Failure to negotiate this action plan would have ledPakistantobefeaturedonthe FATF OBJECTIVES ■ Identify, assess terrorist financing risks ■ Act against illegal money ■ Identify cash couriers ■ Investigate terrorist financing activity ■ Financial sanctions against designated terrorists ■ Deprive designated persons of their resources FATF blacklist. “WehopethattheFATFaction plan shall be complied with in a time-boundmannerandcredible measures would be taken by Pakistan to address global concerns related to terrorism CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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