TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 20 PAGES, NEW DELHI, `6.00 (`8 PATNA & RAIPUR, `12 SRINAGAR) ● MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA India wants deal RBI DATA ON PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS to avoid tariffs, claims Trump LALIT K JHA WASHINGTON, SEPT 30 PRESIDENT DONALD Trump Saturday said India wants to haveatradedealwiththeUSbecauseitdoesnotwanthimtoimpose tariffs on their products. Trump’s remarks, for the second time in recentweeks, come days after Assistant US Trade RepresentativeMarkLinscottreturned from India, where he had detailed discussions with senior Indian officials on bilateral trade and a possible deal between the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 In4yrs,banks’write-off over7timesrecovery ANIL SASI NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 30 BETWEEN APRIL 2014 and April 2018, the country’s 21 Stateowned banks ended up writing off Rs 3,16,500 crore of loans evenastheyrecoveredRs44,900 crorewrittenoff onacumulative basis — or less than one-seventh the write-off amount — according to RBI data. The recovery takes place on the total cumulative write-off and not only on write-off for a specific period. To put this numberinperspective,theamountof bad loans written off by public sector banks (PSBs) during the four-year period is well over twice the projected budgetary expenditureonhealth,education andsocialprotectionfor2018-19, at Rs 1.38 lakh crore. Further, FIGURESFOR21PSBs ■ Write-offs in April 2014-April 2018 Rs 3,16,500 cr; recovery Rs 44,900 cr ■ Between 2014-15 and Dec 2017, NPAs rose to Rs 7.70 lakh cr, after RBI Asset Quality Review CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ‘Born in year Gandhi died... cleaning all my life’ BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY JOHNSON T A BELAGAVI: WHERE GANDHI PRESIDED OVER 1924 CONGRESS SESSION PARASHURAM GANGARAM SUNGAR, 70 JOB: Contract worker SALARY: Rs 10,000 a month WORK HOURS: 9.30 am-5.30 pm; one day off in a week CLEANS: Well premises, museum hall, park BELAGAVI, SEPTEMBER 30 MAHATMA SWACHH BHARAT PART VI The Indian Express maps milestones in the Mahatma’s journey. To bring stories of the footsoldiers of Swachh Bharat, who clean where Gandhi walked. AT THE end of his lunch hour, Parashuram Gangaram Sungar, 70, likes to feed the fish in Belagavi’s “Congress Well”, which was dug in 1924 to provide drinking water for those attendingthehistoric 39thsession of the Indian National Congress — the only one presided over by Mahatma Gandhi. “The well has never dried up in the last 94 years,” says Parashuram, mashing a leftover rotifromthe“dabba”hiswifehas packed, sprinkling small pieces in a corner, bringing a swarm of mahseer to the surface. It was in 2002 that a memorial to mark the INC session took shape around the well in this northKarnatakatownbordering Maharashtra. Since then, Parashuram has been cleaning the “Congress Well Park” in Belagavi, then called Belgaum, CONTINUED ON PAGE 8 TOMORROW PORBANDAR UZBEKISTAN - INDIA A NEW CHAPTER OF BILATERAL HARMONY Uzbekistan’s President H.E. Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev pays a State visit to India. JOURNALISM OF COURAGE Army fires at chopper on LoC; PoK says its PM, Ministers on board Now decided, jawans will strike back: PM MAN AMAN SINGH CHHINA & NIRUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN A DAY after India dismissed Pakistan’s claims that it was trying to sabotage talks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said although the country staunchly believes in peace andiscommittedtotakingitforward, it cannot be “at the cost of compromising our self-respect and the sovereignty of our nation”. Speaking at his monthly radio address Mann ki Baat, the PM also warned that the country’s soldierswould“giveabefittingreply”toanyoneattempting CHANDIGARH, SEPTEMBER 30 A PAKISTANI civilian helicopter violatedtheairspaceagreement alongthe Line of Control (LoC) in J&K’s Poonch sector around noonSundayandwasfiredupon by Indian Army troops using small arms, officials said. It returned undamaged after about a minute, they said. Speaking to The Indian Express, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir’s Tourism Minister Mushtaq Minhas said he was on board the helicopter at the time, along with PoK Prime Minister PoK PM Raja Farooq (left) with Minhas in the chopper. Courtesy: Mushtaq Minhas Raja Farooq Haider Khan, the PM’s personal security officer, and the province’s Education Minister Ifthikar Gilani. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 30 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MODI IN GUJARAT PAGE 7 Lucknow killing: Wife claims pressure, minister agrees AVANEESH MISHRA LUCKNOW, SEPTEMBER 30 THE WIFE of Apple executive Vivek Tiwari, who died early Saturday morning after being shot by a police constable in Lucknow, has filed a second FIR in the case. The new FIR claims that police officials who reached the spot did not allow Tiwari’s associate Sana Khan, who was with him at the time of the shooting, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 RELATED REPORT PAGE 9 Dy CM Maurya with family of Vivek Tiwari, Sunday. PTI
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