NEWDELHI,LATECITY SEPTEMBER16,2018 26+6(EYE)PAGES,`6.00 (`8 PATNA & RAIPUR, ` 12SRINAGAR) WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA IDEA EXCHANGE PAGE 12 ‘HOUSING, SCHOOLS, JOBS... OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE SHOULD BE ON PARLIAMENT AGENDA’ Harivansh Narayan Singh, Dy Chairman of Rajya Sabha SUNDAY STORY PAGE 13 1, 2, 3, 4, Death MP has seen 12 death sentences in rape cases in seven months. The story of the shortest trial — Rajkumar, who was given death in 5 days Tax collections will beat target, fiscal deficit will stay at 3.3% of GDP: Govt ENS ECONOMIC BUREAU NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 15 INSTITUTE OF RURAL MANAGEMENT ANAND A RED initiative appears in today’s edition of The Indian Express. This page is an initiative of the marketing solutions team of The Indian Express Group and contains content paid for by advertisers. This page should be read as an advertisement. ISRO TWEAKING ROCKET TO MAKE IT SAFE FOR HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT PAGE 9 Rape-accused bishop hands over charge, to join Kerala police probe ANJU AGNIHOTRI CHABA JALANDHAR SEPTEMBER 15 ON SEPTEMBER 13, the day the Kerala Police issued a notice to Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal to appear before it for questioningonSeptember19,he issued a circular, delegating administrativeresponsibilityof the Jalandhar diocese in his absence to a senior priest in Amritsar. Confirming the circular issued to all the churches under the diocese, Father Peter Kavumpuram, the Public RelationsOfficerof theJalandhar diocese, however, said it was a “routine practice” to “hand over CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BIG PICTURE PAGES 14-15 THEIR SHARED SISTERHOOD A DAY after announcing steps to contain the current account deficit (CAD), Finance Minister ArunJaitleysaidthegovernment will meet the fiscal deficit target of 3.3 per cent of gross domestic product(GDP)forthecurrentfiscal year. This, he said, would be possible as direct tax collections areexpectedtoremainaboveestimates, and the government hopestocrossthedisinvestment target of Rs 80,000 crore. Jaitley, who spoke to reporters after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an economic review meeting with all Departments of the Finance Ministry Saturday, said the government would push ahead with its planned capital expenditure without any reduction. The government also expects to exceed the GDP growth target of 7.5 per cent in the current fiscal CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SRINAGAR, NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 15 PM LAUNCHES CLEANLINESS DRIVE Modi with schoolchildren during the Swachhta hi Sewa campaign at a Delhi school Saturday. PTI NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 15 As allegations fly, police say resist rumours. Amit Mehra had alleged that the Election Committee was attempting to “rig” the polls. Late at night, messages started doing the rounds that a student outfit had rounded up itsactivistsfromDelhiUniversity and was heading to JNU with “lathis and weapons”. Police, however,askedthepublicto“resist rumours”. There were more WhatsApp messages, asking JNU students to gather outside different Schools on the campus to ward off any possible violence. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 J&J tells court: Damages claims by India victims ‘undue’, filed only after $2.5-bn US settlement KAUNAIN SHERIFF M NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 15 Jyoti Sharma sought Rs 2 crore in damages. Express In response to a petition filed by 52-year-old Jyoti Sharma, who moved the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) in 2016 suing Johnson & Johnson for Rs 2croreindamages,thefirmfiled an affidavit in July 2016 before the consumer court saying, “On CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Grace and compassion at London’s unique club for gay cricketers EXPRESSINENGLAND SRIRAM VEERA LONDON, SEPTEMBER 15 CRICKETERSATLondon’s Graces Cricket Club come from diverse backgrounds: there are Indians, Pakistanis, one Bangladeshi, a New Zealander and an Australian, and of course a few Englishmen. But this isn’t your usual cricket club in the world’s most cosmopolitan city — this is perhaps the world’s first and only gay cricket team. They playcricket,discusslife, fight for LGBT rights, and create an environment where gay men and women can be themselves in a world that can often be homophobic. Named after England’s most famous cricketer W G Grace, it came to life in 1997 at a pub called Central Station, outside Kings Cross train station. Two men, Jonathan Hardisty and CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Despite boycott by NC, PDP, civic poll dates out NAVEED IQBAL & RAHUL TRIPATHI EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE WHILE THE law suits filed in the country’s top consumer court againstJohnson&Johnsonforits faulty hip implants drag on, the firm’s main defence in at least two such cases has been that the demands of Indian patients are “unreasonable and undue” as they approached the forum after getting to know of a $2.5 billionsettlementbythefirminthe United States a year earlier. In the US, the hip implant class action law suit against the pharma major began in 2011. Two years later, in 2013, the firm agreed to pay an estimated $2.5 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits from affected patients. JAMMU & KASHMIR First municipal elections since 2005, panchayat polls to follow; will provide adequate security, says state CEO Second night of tension in JNU, counting delayed, police at gate AT THE end of a day marked by allegations of rigging in the JNU students’ polls, which led to the counting of votes being stalled forover14hours,thecampusremained on the boil till late in the night, with the area DCP, three ACPs, five inspectors and two companies of the CRPF being stationed at the gate. Earlier in the day, the ABVP The last studios in Mumbai face the inevitability of irrelevance. A look back at their glorious past The team has Indians, Pakistanis and a Bangladeshi. Express RELATED REPORTS PAGES 4, 8 INSIDE ● DOVAL MEETS POMPEO, MATTIS AND BOLTON IN US PAGE 9 FIVE DAYS after the PDP said it wouldnotcontestthe municipal pollsin Jammuand Kashmir, the Chief ElectoralOfficerof thestate Saturday announced the schedule for the elections. TheNationalConferencehad said earlier on September 5 that it would not participate unless theCentrecleareditspositionon Article 35A, which extends constitutional protection to Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. Voting for the municipal elections, which will take place in the state after 13 years, will be held in four phases, on October 8, 10, 13 and 16, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shaleen Kabra told a news conference Saturday evening. Votes will be counted on October 20, and the election process will be completed on October 27. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 The Lashkar, Hizb militants’ hideout was reduced to rubble. Police said they had killed several policemen Shuaib Masoodi 5 militants killed in S Kashmir, civilian shot during protests BASHAARAT MASOOD SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 15 THE JAMMUandKashmir Police and Army killed five militants in a joint operation in south Kashmir Saturday. Later, a civilian was killed after the forces fired on youths protesting the killing of the militants. J&K Police said the militants were involved in the killing of policemen in South Kashmir, and described the operation as a “huge success for the police and security forces”. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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