TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 22 PAGES, NEW DELHI, `6.00 (`8 PATNA & RAIPUR, `12 SRINAGAR) ● TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA GOAL: TO INSTIL DISCIPLINE, NATIONALISM Govt discusses military training plan for disciplined 10-lakh ‘force of youth’ Meeting held in June, some officers raised reservations RITIKA CHOPRA NEW DELHI, JULY 16 14 WORLD IN THE name of having a “disciplined” and nationalist “force of youth,” the government has discussed a proposal to target 10 lakh young men and women every year with a military train- ing programme, The Indian Express has learnt. Billed as the National Youth Empowerment Scheme or N-YES, aimed at “optimising the Indiandemographicadvantage”, it proposes a slew of incentives to students fresh of Class X and XIIand,currently,enrolledincollege. The incentives include a fixed stipend for the 12-month training and making N-YES an “essential qualification” for jobs in Defence, paramilitary forces and police. Sources confirmed that a meeting on the proposed scheme was called by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CASES AGAINST 1,700NAWAZ PARTYWORKERS RAHUL TRIPATHI & ABHISHEK SAHA NEW DELHI, GUWAHATI, JULY 16 ECONOMY P15 HAVE NO RIGHT OVER USER DATA: TRAI ● LIC GETS BOARD NOD TO BUY MAJORITY STAKE IN IDBI BANK BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY HOUSE CALLS Sharad Pawar of NCP and Mallikarjun Kharge of Congress after the Opposition parties met Monday to draw a strategy for the monsoon session of Parliament. Anil Sharma REPORT P6 PM attacks TMC: Syndicate raj in Bengal, be hopeful like Tripura THEEDITORIAL PAGE MIDNAPORE, JULY 16 A lynching in Digital South BY BHASKAR CHAKRAVORTI ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR WHY PAK ARMY CHIEF ATTENDED SLAIN BALOCH LEADER’S FUNERAL Baloch leader Siraj Raisani was killed in a suicide attack that ripped through his rally last Friday. Facebook NIRUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN CHANDIGARH, JULY 16 BALOCHISTAN AWAMI Party leader Siraj Raisani, who was killedintheMastungbombblast last Friday, was hailed by Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa as a “soldier of Pakistan” whose sacrifice the country would never forget. Major Gen Asif Ghafoor, head of Inter Services Public Relations, quoted Bajwa describing Raisani as a “die hard brave patriot Pakistani who shall be remem- Addressing crowds at the Krishak Kalyan Samabesh in Midnapore, Modi said: “The TMCusesthesyndicatetoextort, kill Opposition cadres, snatch farmer produce, and for votebank politics, appeasement politics.Thesyndicategetstodecide where farmers will sell their crops and at what rate, where bags of cements, sand and tin RAVIK BHATTACHARYA MOUNTINGAscathingattackon the Trinamool Congress of Mamata Banerjee and her government in West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said they were running a “syndicate raj” in the state. He urged “people of Bengal” to “be united and hopeful” like people of Tripura — where BJP ended Left rule this March — to “uproot the syndicate raj”. 12 ■ Military training, digital, Indian values education ■ Finance through NREGA, NCC/NSS; Skill ■ Must for jobs in Defence, police, paramilitary 13 days later, Bru walk out of repatriation pact: Terms not acceptable INTERFERENCE IN US POLLS: TRUMP BACKS RUSSIA, DENOUNCES AMERICAN ‘STUPIDITY’ ● COMPANIES THE YOUTH FORCE bered for his commitment and contributions”. It is not a label that the Pakistan Army has given to any otherBaloch,noteventoMirJam Mohammed Yousaf, who was PervezMusharraf’shand-picked chief minister for Balochistan and belonged to a family of staunch Pakistan loyalists, and certainly not to the other Pakistani patriot, Nawab Akbar Ali Khan Bugti, who was taken out by the Army on Musharraf’s orders in 2006. It is also not often that the Pakistan Army chief flies all the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Modi in Midnapore on Monday. Partha Paul 90 INJURED IN TENT COLLAPSE, PAGE 7 LESS THAN a fortnight after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced the signing of an agreement that would repatriate displaced Bru families living in Tripura since 1997 to Mizoram before September 30, the Mizoram Bru Displaced People’s Forum (MBDPF) withdrew from the deal, saying the terms agreed upon between the governments of Mizoram, Tripura and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) were not acceptable to the Bru community. MBDPF general secretary Bruno Msha told The Indian Express over phone Monday: “We have informed the MHA that the terms are not acceptable to our community. They (the Bru) want permission to construct temples in Mizoram, cluster housing and land for cultivation. These demands are not acceptable to the Mizoram government.” Reached for comment, the MHA spokesperson said: “Our representative is present in Tripura and we are awaiting a report. We abide by the agreement and for those who want to return, the agreement still stands.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 JOURNALISM OF COURAGE INDIANS LINKED TO OFFSHORE FIRMS Politician to chawl resident, first Panama cases sent to court At least 16 Indians face prosecution, cases were filed after foreign jurisdiction sent information on holdings, assets RITU SARIN NEW DELHI, JULY 16 JUST OVER two years after the Panama Papers revelation, the Finance Ministry announced that Rs 1,140 crore was traced in undetectedincomeandinassets of Indians who incorporated offshore companies through Mossack Fonseca, the Panamanian law firm that has now shut shop. The government also revealed that 16 Indians are facing prosecution in courts in different cities. Now details have emergedof these cases to show the status of these prosecutions. Each case was filed after the foreign jurisdiction sent Indian authorities information on holdings and assets of these offshore firms. Details accessed by The THE PANAMA PAPERS PANAMA INDIA FILE SO FAR 426 Clients under probe ` 1,140cr Undetected Income 62 Searches and seizures 16 Prosecutions filed Indian Express showthatthefirst Panama Papers case was filed in a Kolkata court on December 9, 2016, just eight months after the expose. Prosecutions have been filed in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Mumbai, the last batch of cases going to court in February 2018. A majority of these 16 cases were filed under Section 277 (makingafalsestatementinverification) and Section 276 (concealment or transfer of property toavoidtaxrecovery)of the1961 Income Tax Act. Both the sections attract a jail term between few months to two years. A list of Indians named in the Panama Papers (The Indian Express, April 6-12, 2016) and who are now facing prosecutions in court is as follows: BHARMAL LODHA: This Panama Papers case was filed in CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Arrests of bank officers over bad loans surge: 10 to 50 in 4 months ANIL SASI NEW DELHI, JULY 16 THE NUMBER of bank officers whohaveeitherbeenbookedby law enforcement agencies or are facingchargesovertheirinvolvement in extending loans that have subsequently turned bad has surged over the last four months to over 50. A majority of these cases is beingprobedbytheCBIandover half the officers facing action are of the rank of general manager and above. Until the end of March, just 10 officers were officially recorded as being under CBI investigation in five cases of bank fraud. CASES PILING UP Number of fraud cases from 2014-15 to 2016-17 : Public SectorBanks Fraud Caseswhere cases staff involved 8,622 1,146 Private 4,156 SectorBanks 568 (Source: Finance Ministry) Industry players have attributedthefive-foldriseinthe numberofarreststotherenewed urgency in enforcement action following the alleged fraud that erupted in end-February at Punjab National Bank (PNB) involvingdiamantaireNiravModi. Of the officers in the dock, there are nine serving or former CMDs who have been either booked or have formal charges filed against them while some former top RBI officials too are learnt to be under the scanner. All of this has predictably ruffled feathers in the beleaguered banking sector, with bankers predicting that the mild revival in credit growth visible since late last year could get impacted as officers have started slamming the brakes on fresh lending in light of the panic over the arrests. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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