TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 22 PAGES, NEW DELHI, `6.00 (`8 PATNA & RAIPUR, `12 SRINAGAR) ● THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA 9 JOURNALISM OF COURAGE NINE PLAYERS WERE PROBED IN 2014 EXPLAINED WHYTRUMP’SDAYOF PERILWILLTRIGGER OUTRAGE,BUTMAYNOT COSTHIMHISJOB Trump directed hush money to women, says his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen 10 WORLD Collector of Raipur set to join BJP, contest assembly polls DIPANKAR GHOSE Top player was in touch with bookie but no time to probe: IPL investigator There was a tape of their chat, bookie was willing to help but got cold feet; I had deadline: ex-IPS officer B B Misra NIHAL KOSHIE NEW DELHI, AUGUST 22 ATOPIndiancricketer,partof the 2011WorldCup-winningsquad, was in touch with a known bookie in the days leading up to an international match during the 2008-09 season; there was a BB Misra, now with the NHRC BREAKING THE IPL SILENCE AN EXPRESS SERIES PART 1 purported recorded conversation between the two; a senior police investigator appointed by At the opening ceremony of IPL 2018. Express file UAE aid: Delhi rules it out, Pinarayi says not any other nation Sindhu in list of 10 highest paid women sportspersons CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 12 THE EDITORIAL PAGE Job creation failure, what can be done BY MILIND SOHONI BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY MUMBAI, AUGUST 22 Seventh at $8.5 million EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, AUGUST 22 A man cleans his house after flood water subsided, in Puthenvelikkara near Kochi on Wednesday. PTI LIZ MATHEW NEW DELHI, AUGUST 22 HOURSBEFOREtheCentresaida polite no to the UAE offer of Rs 700 crore for relief and rehabilitationworksinflood-ravaged Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, citing his state’s special bonds with the emirates, said the UAE “cannot be considered as any other nation”. “As I understand, UAE on its own has proposed this aid. UAE cannotbeconsideredasanyother nation,astheirrulershaveunderlined.Indians,especiallyKeralites, have contributed immensely in their nation-building,” Vijayan said in an interview to The Indian Express (see page 6). Vijayan had earlier said that Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, made the assistance offer when he spoke to Prime KERALA FLOODS PICKING UP THE PIECES FULL COVERAGE PAGE 6 Minister Narendra Modi over phone. On Wednesday night, Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, said: “In line with the existing policy, the Government is committed to meeting the requirementsforrelief andrehabilitationthroughdomesticefforts.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SHUTTLER P V Sindhu is seventh on the Forbes list of highestearningwomensportspersonsin the world. Despite badminton’s semi-professional status in most parts of the world, the Rio Olympicssilvermedallistearned $8.5 million in the period betweenJune2017andJune2018 — this includes her prize winnings and endorsement deals. While the list is headed by tennis legend Serena Williams, the surprise was Sindhu pipping tennis’s current World No. 1 Simona Halep and German Angelique Kerber, winner of three Grand Slam singles titles including Wimbledon 2018. A major part of Sindhu’s earnings comes from off the court,astheprizemoneyinbadminton is still not on par with some of the other sports. In fact, as much as $8 million of her income is from endorsements. “The Indian badminton player burst on the scene with a silvermedalatthe2016Summer Olympics. She was the first Indian female athlete to win a CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 2 HELD FOR MOTIHARI PROFESSOR’S ASSAULT Hours before Bihar prof beaten up, he was slammed on social media SANTOSH SINGH MOTIHARI, AUGUST 22 BARELYTHREEhoursafterhewas warned on Facebook by a BJP IT cell member for his critical post on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on August 17, SanjayKumar,AssistantProfessor of Sociology at the Mahatma Gandhi Central University (MGCU), was assaulted by a group of 20-25 people. At12.34pm,RajanSrivastava, a member of BJP’s IT cell in Motihari, responding to Kumar’s Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari postonFacebook,wrote,“MGCUB ke professor mahoday abhi aapne Champaran walon ka muhabbat dekha hai ab latkhurdam dekhne ka samay aa gaya hai (Mr Professorof MGCUB,youhaveso far seen only the love of Champaran residents, now get readytoseetheirmusclepower).” Kumar’s two posts, critical of Vajpayee, were on August 16 evening and at 6.48 am, August 17. Police have not yet questioned Srivastava. When he was asked about this, Motihari CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 AIMIM MAN WHO ‘OPPOSED’ ATAL TRIBUTE IN JAIL FOR A YEAR, P 2 ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR 35% OF CYBER ATTACKS ON INDIAN SITES FROM CHINA: OFFICIAL REPORT MAHENDER SINGH MANRAL NEW DELHI, AUGUST 22 A REPORT sent to the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) and other security agencies by a department under the Ministry of Electronics and InformationTechnologyhassaid that the maximum number of cyber attacks on official Indian websites are from China, US and Russia. It has also flagged the possibility of “malicious actors fromPakistanusingGermanand Canadian cyberspace for intrud- ing into Indian cyberspace and carryingoutmaliciousactivities”. The report, prepared by the Indian Computer Emergency ResponseTeam(CERT-In),which comes under the ministry, analysed cyber attacks from April-June 2018. CERT-In is the nodal agency which deals with cyber security threats like hacking and phishing. It collects, analysesanddisseminatesinformationon“cyberincidents”,and alsoissuesalerts on “cyber security incidents”. Accordingtothereport,ithas beenobservedthatChinacontinues to “intrude” Indian cyber- space in a “significant” way. “The cyber attacks from China made up35%of thetotalnumberof cyberattacksonofficialIndianwebsites,followedbyUS(17%),Russia (15%), Pakistan (9%), Canada (7%) and Germany (5%),” it says. “Many of the institutions impactedbythemaliciousactivities have been identified, and they have been advised to take appropriate preventive action. TheseincludeOilandNaturalGas Corporation (ONGC), National Informatics Centre (NIC), Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), Railways, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 INTRUDING ACTIVITIES IN INDIAN CYBERSPACE CHINA USA RUSSIA PAKISTAN CANADA GERMANY NETHERLANDS NORTH KOREA FRANCE OTHERS * For April-June 2018 35% 17% 15% 9% 7% 5% 4% 2% 2% 4% THE COUNTRY’S second largest wilful defaulter, Winsome Diamonds and Jewellery Ltd, diverted at least $750 million to six entitites in Hong Kong, BahamasandUAE,directlyorindirectly controlled by its promoter Jatin Mehta, through a web of ‘dummy companies’, sources familiar with the investigation told The Indian Express. Winsome owes $1.26 billion to a consortium of 15 Indian banks. Investigative agencies have alleged that three UAEbased companies controlled by MehtaandhisassociateHaytham SalmanAbuAliObaidahdiverted $1.03billiontooverhalf-a-dozen UK-based dummy companies, which routed these funds to an Militants kill 3 J&K cops, BJP worker Target two more policemen, barge into house of one; victims home for Eid CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Winsome diverted $750 mn to promoter’s firms abroad: Probe KHUSHBOO NARAYAN RAIPUR, AUGUST 22 WITH JUST months to go for elections in Chhattisgarh, the BJP is set to induct Raipur Collector O P Choudhary (37), a 2005-batch IAS officer, into the party. Multiple sources confirmed to The Indian Express that talks have been going on for at least two months, and Choudhary will jointhe BJP soon. He is likely to contest the assembly polls from his home district of Raigarh, said sources. When contacted, senior BJP leader Sachidanand Upasne said: “So far, there is no official information onthis.Butif someone were to join, it would be welcomed.” Privately, many BJP leaders confirmed that Choudharywouldjointheparty, and said he would be projected as a “youth icon”. The Indian Express made repeated attempts to contact Choudhary, but phone calls and texts went unanswered. Choudhary,whocomesfrom a farming family in Bayang villageof Raigarh,isconsidereda role model for the Agharia community which has considerable influence in the district. the Supreme Court said that the bookie was “willing” to give him evidence but backed out — and that lead went cold. That police officer, B B Misra, named as lead investigator by the apex court in the Indian Premier League corruption probe in 2013, has broken his silenceinadetailedconversation with The Indian Express. He has said that he couldn’t crack the casebecausehedidn’thavetime — he spoke to the bookie days before his deadline for submission of the report to the apex court — and it was not part of his charter. Misra investigated as many as nine players but it was only the findings of his probe into officials which were made public and acted upon. VIOLENCE ON EID entity called Docklands InvestmentLtd.SomeoftheseUK firms are Bramhall and Lonsdale Ltd, Harrington and Charles TradingCo,WellandInvestments Ltd,CarteandHurtToolsLtd,and Rose Mountain LLP. According to the United Kingdom Registrar of Companies data, all these firms, including Docklands Investment, are owned by a Cyprus-based company. Most of these companies were liquidatedordissolvedin2016.Many of themshareddirectorsandaddresses with each other and also had cross-holdings. The probe agencies have found that Docklands Investment transferred around $750 million to six entities allegedly controlled by Mehta. Docklands also transferred CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Protesters stone securitymen in Srinagar Wednesday. AP BASHAARAT MASOOD SRINAGAR, AUGUST 22 AN INSPECTOR and two constablesof J&KPolicewereshotdead and a BJP worker was abducted and murdered by militants in four separate incidents Wednesday in the Valley where violencemarredEidcelebrations. Two other policemen were targeted late in the evening — in one case, the policeman was shotatbutescapedunhurtwhile in the other, militants barged into the home of a policeman who was not in. Inspector Mohammad Ashraf Dardiedafterhewasshot at point-blank range inside his house in Larve village of Pulwama in south Kashmir in theevening.Postedatthedistrict police lines in Budgam, Dar had come home for Eid. In Kulgam, constable Fayaz AhmadShahwasshotdeadashe emerged from the Eidgah after offering Eid prayers. The 34-year-old is survived by his wife and two daughters, one a five-year-old and the other who is just two. A police spokesman said: “In Kulgam this morning, terrorists fired at constable Fayaz Ahmad Shah who was on leave and had gonetoofferEidprayers.Hedied on the spot. He was a resident of Zazripora, Kulgam.” Police sources said Shah, a Special Police Officer (SPO), had CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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