TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 22 PAGES, MUMBAI, `5.00 ● THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM ● REG.NO. MCS/067/2018 - 20 RNI REGN. NO. 1543/57 DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA State of mourning KARUNANIDHI LAID TO REST IN MARINA BEACH NEXT TO MENTOR 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 “WE HAVE secret information thatduringtheKanwaryatrayou 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.” Thisiswhat“redcards”given to at least 250 residents — Muslims and Hindus — of BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY Abandoned home of Hasmat Khan is now police control room. Prem Nath Pandey KhelumvillageinBareillydistrict of Uttar Pradesh by police over thelastweeksay.Apartfromthe police’s red cards, meant to deliver a “psychological message”, the district administration has identified 441 locals who “may cause trouble” and have had themsign“symbolic”bondsof Rs 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 Maratha groups call bandh in Mumbai today EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE MUMBAI, AUGUST 8 A DAY after leaders of the Maratha Kranti Morcha announced a sit-in protest outside the office of the Mumbai Suburban Collector in Bandra (East) on August 9, another group of Maratha leaders on Wednesdayannounceda bandh in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on Thursday. However,there will beno bandh or any protest in Navi Mumbai and Thane. “The state-level committee decided in Aurangabad today to observe the bandh on Thursday CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 NEW DELHI, AUGUST 8 Karunanidhi’s children Kanimozhi, Alagiri, Stalin and party leader A Raja in Chennai on Wednesday. PTI PM, Rahul, seven CMs present; three killed in stampede at Rajaji Hall ARUN JANARDHANAN CHENNAI, AUGUST 8 TEARS FLOWED freely, slogans rent the air as DMK president MKarunanidhi,whopassedaway in Chennai at age 94, was laid to restWednesdaywithfullstatehonoursontheMarinaBeachwhere peopleturnedoutinthousandsto 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 memorial of his mentor and DMK founder C N Annadurai. Karunanidhi’schildrenStalin, 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 9 Far from Marina, in the rain, paying homage to Kalaignar 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 anticipateexcessivepublicanger,provoked particularly by the ruling Dravida party that showed neithergracenortact,attributesthe Dravidian legend in focus wielded lethally. Attheborder,TamilNadupolice stop us. “No vehicle with a CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 At Ramapatinam, on the Pollachi highway 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, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 The explosion took place around 2.45 pm. Pradip Das 43 injured in fire, blast at Bharat Petroleum plant MOHAMED THAVER & GAYATHRI CHANDRAN MUMBAI, AUGUST 8 FORTY-THREE people sustained injuries, some of them serious, in a major fire followed by a boiler blast at a hydrocracker unit of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited’s (BPCL) refineryatMahul,inChemburarea of Mumbai on Wednesday. The blast took place around 2.45 pm, and its impact was so powerful that windowpanes of some buildings in the vicinity were damaged, and it was heard at some places as far as 6 km from the refinery. Of the injured, 22 were discharged after preliminary treatment at the BPCL’s first-aid centre, and the others were admitted in Sushrut Hospital, Chembur, DCP (Zone 6) Shahaji Umap said. “Those injured have fractures and laceration wounds,” he said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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