eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE AHMEDABAD,LATE CITY JULY 8, 2018 Dancing with the Star 20+6 (EYE) PAGES, ` 5.00 DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA SUNDAY STORY PAGE 9 BIG PICTURE WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM PAGES 10-11 Writ in stone 125,00,00,000 As tribal villages in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh mark their identity with Pathalgadi, how a centuries-old tradition is now an act of assertion For much of her life, Amala Shankar lived in the shadow of her partner, Uday Shankar. In her 100th year, a look back at her role in shaping a legacy Ahead of World Population Day on July 11, a look at what is ailing the country’s anti-population drive? After feting Jharkhand men convicted of lynching, Union Minister Jayant Sinha talks of due process PRASHANT PANDEY RAMGARH, JULY 7 Minister Jayant Sinha with six of the men released on bail. ON SATURDAY, Union minister and Hazaribagh MP Jayant Sinha tweeted that he “unequivocally condemns all acts of violence and rejects any type of vigilantism” and is committed to “honouring the due process of law”. This, after he welcomed, with garlands and sweets, six men out on bail who had earlier been convicted by a fast-track court of lynching a meat trader in Jharkhand. And posed with them for pictures. On July 4, when seven of the 11 men convicted of the 2017 lynching of Jharkhand meat trader Alimuddin Ansari walked out of jail after the High Court ordered their release on bail, six of them were taken straight to Sinha’s residence in Hazaribagh, where the minister welcomed them. Ironically, the photograph of the minister with the six men has set off a tussle within the party — not over its propriety but over who deserves credit for getting the men bail. A group in the party led by former Ramgarh MLA Shankar Chowdhary has objected to the minister “trying to take credit”, saying it was he who led the agitation for the release of the men. Ramgarh district BJP president Pappu Bannerjee, who took the men to the minister’s residence, said the “perception that the minister came into the picture at a later stage is wrong”. “He was keeping an eye on the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 NATIONAL TESTING AGENCY TO HOLD EXAMS JEE (Main), NEET to be held twice a year, over multiple days If a student appears both times, best of two scores will be taken: Javadekar NEW DELHI, JULY 7 Pay fine for invasive test without patient’s nod: Consumer panel to hospital KAUNAIN SHERIFF M NEW DELHI, JULY 7 THE NATIONAL Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on Fortis Hospital in Chandigarh in a case of medical negligence, saying that it failed to obtain ‘informed consent’ from the patient before performing an invasive procedure. Setting aside an earlier order passed by the state commission, which had given a clean chit to the hospital, the NCDRC, headed by Justice R K Agrawal, has directed the hospital and treating doctor to pay Rs 10 lakh as compensation to the complainant under the Consumer Protection Act. The NCDRC said “there is not even a whisper” to indicate that “the treating doctor had explained to the complainant the pros and cons: the material risks involved and the benefits of the procedure, particularly keeping in view her age and health condition.” The case dates back to July 2012, when Manmohan Kaur (55), underwent colonoscopy, to treat a disorder in the digestive system. Colonoscopy is an invasive procedure, which involves CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 GUJARAT NOTIFIES JEWS AS RELIGIOUS MINORITY GROUP Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government issued a resolution, dated July 6, 2018, declaring Jews as a religious minority group in the state. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had announced this during his Israel visit, last month. The resolution was issued by the Social Justice Department. The status would give the community benefits of welfare schemes for religious minorities within the jurisdiction of Gujarat. Jews join the list of communities like Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Parsis and Jains who enjoy minority status in Gujarat. ENS 28-YEAR WAIT ENDS England defeated Sweden (2-0) on Saturday, entering the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990. Reuters PAGE 18 16-year-old girl among three killed in Valley firing, police to probe Narendra Modi, Vasundhara Raje on Saturday. Rohit Jain Paras BASHAARAT MASOOD SRINAGAR, JULY 7 Cong leaders out on bail, people are calling party bail-gaadi: PM DEEP MUKHERJEE JAIPUR, JULY 7 TARGETING THE Congress, which has of late won most bypolls in election-bound Rajasthan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said people are calling the opposition party ‘bail-gaadi’, as several of its leaders are out on bail. “These days, some people are calling the Congress bail-gaadi. After all, many leaders of the Congress, who are known as heavyweights, along with several former ministers, are out on bail,” Modi said at a public rally in Jaipur. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THREE PERSONS, including a 16-year-old girl, were killed and two injured when security personnel opened fire on protesters in Kulgam, in South Kashmir, on Saturday, on the eve of militant commander Burhan Wani’s second death anniversary. The deaths triggered fresh protests in several parts of South Kashmir. The three who were killed have been identified as Andleeb (16), a Class VIII student, Irshad Majeed Lone (20), a college student, and Shakir Ahmad Khanday (22), a labourer. The incident occurred around noon, when soldiers opened fire on stone-throwing protesters at HawooraMishipora village of Qaimoh in Kulgam district. “An Army patrol in district Kulgam, while moving through Hawoora-Mishipora area this afternoon, was pelted (at) by the miscreants. Consequently, Army tried to disperse the miscreants and, in the process, five individuals sustained injuries,” J&K Police said in a statement. “The injured persons were evacuated to a nearby hospital. However, later three persons succumbed to injuries, including a girl, while two others are stated to be stable. Police have started investigations into the matter,” it said. “An area domination patrol CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Black comedy on low-cost, life-saving Indian drugs is a surprise hit in China ZEESHAN SHAIKH BEIJING, JULY 7 A CHINESE black comedy, a movie lauding the benefits of generic anti-cancer drugs manufactured in India, has gone on to become a huge hit in China, raking in USD 36.14 mn in two days since its release on Thursday. Dying to Survive has been released in the backdrop of increasing calls for cooperation between India and China in the pharmaceutical sector. Generic drugs manufactured in India are popular in China for their low cost and efficacy. During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to China in June, it had been agreed upon that China would encourage Indian pharma companies to register for high-quality pharma products in the Chinese market. The movie, directed by Ning Hao, tackles the issue of rising healthcare costs in China. Nearly 40 per cent of healthcare spendings are on drugs alone. The film, released on Thursday and making waves in China’s festival circuit, is based on the story of Lu Yong, a textile trader from Wuxi, Jiangsu province. Diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in 2002, Lu had been taking Dying to Survive has raked in $ 36.14 m in two days Gleevec, developed by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis for use in the treatment of multiple cancers. The medicine had been costing him around 23,500 yuan (around Rs 2.5 lakh) a month. In 2004, Lu began to directly procure a version of the same medicine, called Veenat, from India which cost him only 3,000 yuan. He shared this information with 1,000 other patients in support groups and also provided help in sourcing these medicines from India. But since the drug was unregistered in China, it was deemed counterfeit and Lu was CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 UGC-NET (DEC 2018) ONLINE SUBMISSION OF FORMS: Sept 1-30 EXAM: Dec 2-16 ** RESULTS: Jan 2019 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE TWO OF India’s most popular competitive exams, the JEE (Main) and NEET (UG), will now be held twice a year, and will be conducted by the newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA), HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Saturday. The NTA will also conduct the National Eligibility Test (NET). All these tests were earlier organised by the CBSE. The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Main), for undergraduate admission into various engineering colleges, will be held in January and April. The National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET), for admission into medical and dental courses, will be held in February and May. At present, both these tests are held only once a year. The NET, to determine eligibility for post of assistant professor or award of junior research fellowship, will be held in December. In another significant change, these exams will be held over multiple days, and students will be given the option to choose a date. Moreover, if a student appears for the JEE (Main) and NEET both times, the best of his/ her two scores will be taken into account. NEW SCHEDULE JEE-MAIN (JAN 2019) ONLINE SUBMISSION OF FORMS: Sept 1-30 EXAM: Jan 6-20 * RESULTS: Feb JEE-MAIN (APRIL 2019) ONLINE SUBMISSION OF FORMS: Feb 2019 EXAM: April 7-21 * RESULTS: May HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI “The main feature is that students will not lose one year because there will be two examinations before admission. He/ she can appear in either of the two, or both. The best score will be taken into account for the result,” Javadekar later tweeted. In a statement, the government said the move would “give more chances to students, thereby giving adequate opportunity to bring out his/ her best and reducing stress which develops due to single exam conducted on one single day in the year.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 NEET-UG (FEB 2019) ONLINE SUBMISSION OF FORMS: Oct 1-31 EXAM: Feb 3-17 * RESULTS: March NEET-UG (MAY 2019) ONLINE SUBMISSION OF FORMS: March 2019 EXAM: May 12-26 * RESULTS: June CMAT & GPAT (JAN 2019) ONLINE SUBMISSION OF FORMS: Oct 22-Dec 15 EXAM: Jan 27 RESULTS: Feb (* 8 sittings, candidates can choose any one; ** Two shifts per day)
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