TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 26 PAGES, NEW DELHI, `6.00 (`8 PATNA & RAIPUR, `12 SRINAGAR) ● WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM JOURNALISM OF COURAGE DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA DAY AFTER AMIT SHAH PUSH At most, eight states can vote with Lok Sabha: CEC Law panel set to clear joint polls, flag key amendments Not enough VVPAT, says Rawat; no delaying MP, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan RITIKA CHOPRA BUSINESS AS USUAL NEW DELHI, AUGUST 14 THEIR LORDSHIPS From left: Supreme Court Justices Ranjan Gogoi, K M Joseph, A K Sikri, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justice A M Khanwilkar, SCBA vice-president Sukumar Pattjoshi, Justices Ashok Bhushan, Indu Malhotra and Deepak Gupta arrive for the felicitation of newly inducted Justices at the Supreme Court in New Delhi on Tuesday. Tashi Tobgyal One boy in this Aug 15 photo is out of NRC ABHISHEK SAHA GUWAHATI, AUGUST 14 Indian Defence A RED initiative appears in today’s edition of The Indian Express. These pages are an initiative of the marketing solutions team of The Indian Express Group and contain content paid for by advertisers. These pages should be read as advertisement. IT WAS a photo that warmed the heart of a nation last Independence Day. Two children, standing chest-deep in flood water at their lower primary school in Assam’s Dhubri district, looking up to salute the Tricolour.Thereweretwo others in the frame, their teachers. Today, the image has returned to haunt one of them. Nine-year-old Haydor Khan, on the left, has not found a place in the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The rest have made it: Haydor’s 10-year-old relative Jiarul Khan, the other child in the photo;headteacherTazenSikder, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 w w w. ra f a l e. co. i n THE ELECTION Commission, if need be, is equipped to conduct polls simultaneously in eight states, at the most, along with the Lok Sabha elections next year, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) OP Rawat said Tuesday. His clarification has a direct bearing on the debate and speculation over 12 states going to poll with the general elections next year. In 2019, according to Rawat, EC will have just enough voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) units to hold elections in Odisha, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh(whoseAssemblyterms are already in sync with the BY UNNY SEEMA CHISHTI NEW DELHI, AUGUST 14 Parliament) and another three states, at the most. Anything more than this will have to deal with logistical challenges. “We need about 14 lakh (VVPAT) machinesfor LokSabha (elections) plus five states, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE LAW Commission is expected to recommend in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal for “one nation, one election”. Indications are that the recommendation willbe partof the final report which will be submittedtothegovernmentbythe commissionbeforeitstermends on August 31. Sources have confirmed to The Indian Express that the Law Commission has gone through most of the responses and heard from various political parties on CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Rupee touches 70, RBI steps in as Govt says no need to worry yet ENS ECONOMIC BUREAU MUMBAI, NEW DELHI, AUGUST 14 I-Day 2017, Naskara school in Dhubri: Of the four in the frame, 9-yr-old Haydor is out of NRC. Mizanur Rahman CENTRE ON NRC, PAGE 11 OVER THE INDIAN rupee Tuesday plunged below the 70 level to hit a record low of 70.08/09 against the dollar as the currencies of emerging markets witnessed a rout,triggeredbythecrashinthe Turkish lira. The rupee, however, recovered later to close at 69.89/90afterheavyintervention 60 YEARS. TO O FA N I MYSTERE IV 6 bytheReserveBankofIndia(RBI). When the rupee hit the 70 level against the dollar for the first time, the RBI sold dollars throughpublicsectorbanks,preventing a further slide. On Monday, the rupee crashed by Rs 1.08, or 1.57 per cent, to end at a historic low of 69.89 against the US currency as the Turkish currency, lira, plunged, sending global currencies into a tailspin. The rupee which has lost over 8.5 per cent this year is one AIRCRAFT TYPES. ALIZE JAGUAR 1 of the worst performing emerging market currencies. The Sensex, however, ignored the rupee’s fall and gained 207 points at 37,852.00 on sustained buying support. Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg attributed the fall in the rupee to “external factors” and said there is nothingtoworryaboutitaslong asthedepreciationisinlinewith other currencies. N AT I O N MIRAGE 2000 R A FA L E CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Probing attack, police look at those who trolled Khalid MAHENDER SINGH MANRAL NEW DELHI, AUGUST 14 A DAY after JNU student leader Umar Khalid survived an attack by an unidentified armed man outside the Constitution Club in New Delhi, the Special Cell of Delhi Police was handed charge of the investigation. Police sources told The Indian Express Khalid was attacked August 13 that the probe will also focus on those who trolled and threatened Khalid online, including on Twitter and Facebook. Hours after the case was CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Muzaffarpur abuse shocking, hard to stay neutral: TISS audit team PRIYANKA SAHOO MUMBAI, AUGUST 14 BEHINDTHEsocialauditinBihar thatunearthedseveralinstances of sexualabuseatashelterhome for girls in Muzaffarpur is a diverse group of lawyers, teachers and social workers associated with Koshish, a 12-year-old field action project of the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) in Mumbai. When Bihar’s Department of Social Welfare commissioned Koshishwiththetaskof auditing CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MAKE BIHAR REPORT PUBLIC: SC PAGE 13
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