LATE CITY, 28 PAGES, NEW DELHI, `6.00 (`8 PATNA & RAIPUR, `12 SRINAGAR) ● THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM TheIndian EXPRESS DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA KARUNANIDHI LAID TO REST IN MARINA BEACH NEXT TO MENTOR 14 THE EDITORIAL PAGE State of mourning JOURNALISM OF COURAGE POLICE ISSUE RED WARNING CARDS TO LOCAL RESIDENTS Fearful families flee UP village as cops crack down to ‘help’ kanwarias ABHISHEK ANGAD KHELUM (UP), AUGUST 8 Beyond either-or in the Valley “WE HAVE secret information that during the Kanwar yatra you might create trouble...with this red card we are informing you that if you create any trouble during the Kanwar yatra, action will be taken against you. You will be held accountable.” This is what “red cards” given to at least 250 residents — Muslims and Hindus — of BY PRATAP BHANU MEHTA BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY Year after she eloped with Dalit, Rohtak girl and police escort are killed IS on NIA radar Kanimozhi, Durai Murugan, Stalin and A Raja in Chennai on Wednesday. PTI again: Eight PM, Rahul, seven CMs present; three Far from Marina, in the rain, youths from Hyderabad held killed in stampede at Rajaji Hall paying homage to Kalaignar memorial of his mentor and for questioning ARUN JANARDHANAN DMK founder C N Annadurai. CHENNAI, AUGUST 8 DEEPTIMAN TIWARY NEW DELHI, AUGUST 8 THE NATIONAL Investigation Agency (NIA) is questioning eight young men from Hyderabad who were allegedly planning acts of “terror” on instructions from suspected Islamic State (IS) handlers. After a lull of at least ten months, IS is on the radar of security agencies again despite suffering crushing setbacks in the Middle East. The NIA Monday had CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 TEARS FLOWED freely, slogans rent the air as DMK president M Karunanidhi, who passed away in Chennai at age 94, was laid to rest Wednesday with full state honours on the Marina Beach where people turned out in thousands to pay their final tributes. As family members sobbed and leaders of political parties watched, the casket containing the mortal remains of one of the most towering figures in contemporary Indian politics was lowered into a grave next to the Karunanidhi’s children Stalin, Alagiri, Kanimozhi, Muthu, Selvi, Tamilarasu and wife Rajathi Ammal showered petals on the casket as cries of ‘Thalaivar’ (leader) and ‘Kalaignar pugazh vazhga vazhgavey’ (long live the glory of Kalaignar) rang out. The hearse carrying the casket — it had an inscription in Tamil that read “the one who slogged all his life without rest, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 FULL COVERAGE PAGE 6 E P UNNY POLLACHI (TN), AUGUST 8 THE NON-STOP rain adds to the effects. Already much tension has built up on the Kerala side of the border ever since the news broke. Everyone seems to anticipate excessive public anger, provoked particularly by the ruling Dravida party that showed neither grace nor tact, attributes the Dravidian legend in focus wielded lethally. At the border, Tamil Nadu police stop us. “No vehicle with a CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 At Ramapatinam, on the Pollachi highway Abandoned home of Hasmat Khan is now police control room. Prem Nath Pandey Khelum village in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh by police over the last week say. Apart from the police’s red cards, meant to deliver a “psychological message”, the district administration has identified 441 locals who “may cause trouble” and have had them sign “symbolic” bonds ofRs 5 lakh if they disturb the peace. The measures, which have set off panic in the village and prompted 70 Muslim families to leave, come a year after violence CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Test today to clear way for night landing at Srinagar airport PRANAV MUKUL SUKHBIR SIWACH NEW DELHI, AUGUST 8 CHANDIGARH, AUGUST 8 IN A suspected case of “honour killing”, an 18-year-old girl and her police escort, a sub-inspector, were gunned down by two youths on a motorcycle in Rohtak on Wednesday. Rohtak SP Jashandeep Singh Randhawa told The Indian Express that it appeared to be a case of “honour killing”, and they suspected the role of the girl’s family members. Police said the girl, a Jat, had eloped with a Dalit youth on August 24 last year. Her parents had filed an “abduction” complaint, based on which an FIR was registered against the youth, a resident of Singhpura village. But the couple got married and approached the court for security. However, the girl was later found to be a minor — according CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE GOVERNMENT will soon allow night landing at Srinagar airport. The aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), is expected to clear the proposal subject to a test-flight on Thursday. Once cleared, airlines will be able to operate flights until 10 pm. At present, the last flight lands in Srinagar at 5.15 pm. The last outbound flight from Srinagar takes off at 5.45 pm. The Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport at Srinagar belongs to the Indian Air Force and the Airports Authority of India manages the civilian enclave that includes a passenger terminal building and a civil apron. “The Indian Air Force has extended watch hours till 10 pm which are now up till 8 pm. Also, If cleared, flights can land at Srinagar until 10 pm Airports Authority of India has operationalised the required approach lighting. (Allowing of night landing at Srinagar) is being considered, subject to approval of standard operating procedure and proving flight being undertaken tomorrow (Thursday),” DGCA chief B S Bhullar told The Indian Express. An executive of an airline said that, currently, if operators wished to fly during night hours, they would have to seek special permission from the authorities CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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