eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE AHMEDABAD,LATE CITY AUGUST 26, 2018 His Portion of the Earth 20+6 (EYE) PAGES, ` 5.00 DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA IDEA EXCHANGE WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM N.E.W.S. PAGE 8 ‘WE DON’T KNOW WHEN TO OPEN DAMS, HOW TO OPEN THEM... WE NEED A SCIENTIFIC SYSTEM’ Assam’s ‘foreigners’ At the detention centres, tears flow and hope strains as family members and inmates stand separated by bars M RAJEEVAN, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences KERALA FLOODS PICKING UP THE PIECES TOLL HAS climbed to 265 since August 8; 36 people still missing, government figures showed Saturday AVISHEK G DASTIDAR NEW DELHI, AUGUST 25 18 SPORT TEJINDER PAL SINGH TOOR SMASHES ASIAD RECORD ON WAY TO SHOT PUT GOLD HARDIK BEGINS INDEFINITE FAST FOR QUOTA, 251 DETAINED ACROSS STATE ● Family mistook body for missing relative, was about to cremate it, PAGE 4 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, AUGUST 25 IN MUZIRIS, silt buries restored history Men dressed as King Mahabali visit the flood relief camp at St Joseph’s Girls’ School, Kanichukulangara, on Thiruvonam, Kerala’s biggest festival, Saturday. Vignesh Krishnamoorthy BIG PICTURE PAGES 10-11 SHAJU PHILIP KOCHI, AUGUST 25 The Rebuilding FORGETTING FOR a day the harrowing memories of the flood that turned their lives upside down and threw them into uncertainty overnight, 250 inmates of a relief camp at Kalamassery near here celebrated Onam with traditional enthusiasm Saturday. 5 held now for ‘terror plot’, ATS prepares fresh dossier for Sanatan Sanstha ban DAYS AFTER the Maharashtra government decided to send a reminder to the Union government to fast-track its pending proposal on banning the radical right-wing outfit Sanatan Sanstha, its Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has started preparing a fresh dossier on the organisation. The ATS has already sent a status report on the recent terror case made out by it under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), against five people, sources told The Sunday Express. Members of various fringe Hindu radical groups, they were believed to be planning to carry out attacks in Mumbai, Pune, Satara, Solapur and Sangli. “The focus of the dossier would basically be to establish links between the accused and the Sanstha,” said an officer. “The dossier will be a detailed one to fast-track the pending proposal of the state government to ban the outfit.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MORE REPORTS, P 7 Tragedy is forgotten for a day, Kerala camps celebrate Onam SUNDAY STORY PAGE 9 A sumptuous dinner, games and other festivities marked the day-long celebrations at the camp at the Government Vocational Higher Secondary School, where elders were given onakkodi(new clothes presented on the festival). Xavier E A, 59, a daily-wage worker at nearby Glass Colony, said he had lost everything in the flood. “But here today, I experi- Tara Chand and his teenage daughter were burnt alive in 2010. Amit Mehra AFTER HC VERDICT Abandoned Dalit homes, tension in air at Mirchpur ADITI VATSA The Maze Tracing the fringe Hindu groups with members linked to four murders, terror module ■ A Hindutva activist arrested by Maharashtra ATS in a bomb plot this month was present near Gauri Lankesh’s home hours before her murder last year, discover Karnataka Police. P 7 MIRCHPUR, AUGUST 25 “KAMLA W/O Tara Chand”, say the black letters on the beige boundary wall, the two names written in the Devanagari script. The wall, in the Valmiki colony of Mirchpur village in Haryana’s Hisar district, has no gate — and no one lives in the single-storey house that stands beyond. This house is among the locality’s 100-odd dwellings that their owners abandoned after two Dalits were burnt alive following a clash between Dalits and Jats on April 21, 2010. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Race is not an issue now, says Tebbit, who devised loyalty test for UK-Asians EXPRESSIN ENGLAND SRIRAM VEERA LONDON, AUGUST 25 “TEBBIT TEST is immaterial now. If I were in charge of cricket, football or athletics in the country, I would be choosing BritishAsians, Blacks and people from Ethiopia. I cheer for them. Race isn’t an issue like it used to be. The time to talk stuff like ‘whether it’s in the blood’ is gone As Akali Dal slams him, Chidambaram says, ‘Cong was in office in 1984, no one denies it. We’re not absolving Cong’ Ambassador to UN, “special prayers” for Kerala MUMBAI, AUGUST 25 GUJARAT History by Rahul: Cong not involved in ’84 riots NIKKI HALEY, US RASHMI RAJPUT 3 Naipaul’s legacy, shaped by his curious cultural ecosystem, will endure beyond his politics and his public personality CONG PRESIDENT’S UK VISIT Cattle dying on tracks: numbers double in one year HOW DO cows die in India? Strange as it may sound, but it seems more and more are dying after coming under speeding trains across the country, especially in the Hindi heartland of North India, a fact that has prompted the Railway Ministry to sit up and take note. The Uttar Pradesh-based North Central Railway alone has seen 1,300 cases of cattle being run over since April this year. This is a sharp 271 per cent jump from 349 cattle deaths during this period last year. From just about 2,183 cases across the Indian Railways in 2015-16, the number had jumped to over 10,105 in the financial year ending March 2018, signifying a 362 per cent rise. This year, since April, 6,900 cattle have died after being hit by running trains, a 112 per cent jump from the same period last fiscal. A majority of the cases are happening in North Central CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 PAGE 12 Tebbit’s preferred candidate for PM is Home Secretary Sajid Javid, whose parents came to the UK from Pakistan. Sriram Veera now. It has gradually washed away. Assimilation has already occurred. The more non-ethnic English get into the English cricket team, the more it will become obvious that door is open to full integration.” The typical liberal view —but when articulated by Norman Tebbit, the man who framed that cricket test, it comes as a surprise. Lord Tebbit, 87, is at home in Bury St Edmonds, around the corner from The Angel Hotel where Charles Dickens wrote The Pickwick Papers. Back in 1990, Tebbit, a member of the Conservative party and considered Margaret Thatcher’s CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 enced the love of people, many of whom were unknown to me until now.” Xavier said all inmates of the camp were treated as guests, as volunteers, members of the local club, councillors of Kalamassery municipality, and government officials prepared the dinner. “Others in the vicinity have abandoned their own CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 WADING INTO fresh political controversy, Rahul Gandhi has said that the Congress was not involved in the massacre of Sikhs that followed Indira Gandhi’s assassination in 1984. In an immediate response, the Shiromani Akali Dal accused the Congress president of rubbing salt into the wounds of the Sikh community. Speaking at an interaction with UK-based Parliamentarians and local leaders in London on Friday, Rahul said the anti-Sikh riots were a “tragedy” and “a painful experience”, but added that the Congress was not involved in them. “I think any violence done against anybody is wrong. There are legal processes ongoing in India, but as far as I’m concerned, anything done that was wrong during that period should be punished and I would support that 100 per cent,” he was Rahul at LSE Friday. PTI A REMINDER FOR HIM ■ 2005 Nanavati report on the anti-Sikh riots named several Congress leaders: Tytler, Sajjan Kumar, Kamal Nath ■ Soon after report was tabled, PM Manmohan Singh apologised to “the Sikh community” on behalf of government ■ In a 2014 interview, Rahul had said, “some Congressmen were probably involved” quoted by PTI as telling the audience. “I have no confusion in my mind about that. It was a tragedy, it was a painful experience. You say that the Congress party was involved in that, I don’t agree with that. Certainly there was violence, certainly there was tragedy,” he added. With the statement triggering sharp reactions, former Union minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram sought to come out in support of Rahul, while saying, “We are not absolving the Congress.” Speaking at a press meet in Kolkata, Chidambaram said, “The Congress was in office in 1984, nobody is denying that. Now, you can’t hold Rahul Gandhi responsible for that — he was 13 or 14 years of age then... He has not absolved anyone. We are not absolving the Congress of it. What Rahul Gandhi has said is there on the AICC website. The full text is there, you can have a look at it.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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