TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 20 PAGES, MUMBAI, `5.00 ● TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM ● REG.NO. MCS/067/2018 - 20 RNI REGN. NO. 1543/57 DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA MIDAIR SCARE Jet Airways offers free tickets to all passengers NEHA KULKARNI MUMBAI, OCTOBER 1 MORE THAN a week after a Jet Airways aircraft had to make an emergency landing after losing cabin pressure, the airline offered complimentary domestic round-trip tickets and flying benefits to each of the 166 passengers on board MumbaiJaipurflight9W697.Severalpassengers had suffered bleeding from the ears and nose as the pilots reportedly forgot to switch on the system to maintain cabin pressure. In a personal email sentonSeptember27,theairline hasapologisedtothepassengers about the incident. The airline’s move has, however, drawn the ire of some passengers instead of placating them. On September 20, as many as 30 passengers on board Jet Airways flight 9W 697 suffered bleeding from the ears and noseafterthecabinlostpressure at 13,000-14,000 feet. After the planemade an emergency landing in Mumbai, the injured were rushed to the airport in an CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Jawan fund corpus under Rs 10 crore, just Rs 5 lakh from overseas donors SHYAMLAL YADAV NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 1 LAST WEEKEND, the country marked two years of the surgical strikes on terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir butBharatKeVeer,afund“toenablewillingdonorstocontribute towards the family of a braveheart who sacrificed his/her life inlineof duty”,hasacurrentcorpus of just Rs 9.21 crore, 17 monthsafteritslaunchbyUnion BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY REVAMP PLAN Govt steps in, names a new board for IL&FS YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW E AN XPRESS RTI APPLICATION Home Minister Rajnath Singh in April 2017. Incidentally, in the two months since the Kerala flood, contributions to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CJI & CJI Outgoing CJI Dipak Misra with CJI-designate Ranjan Gogoi and Justice A K Sikri in New Delhi, Monday. Neeraj Priyadarshi P 7 LEENA MISRA PORBANDAR, OCTOBER 1 HC ENDS HOUSE ARREST OF ACTIVIST NAVLAKHA PAGE 8 Uday Kotak in 6-member board to chart future of crisis-ridden group Meet Gitaben, she keeps the Mahatma’s birthplace Swachh for Bharat, daily WHEN THE breeze from the Arabian Sea brings in the smell of fish, and double-storey stone buildingswithornateroofsshow up from inside Mughal-styled gateways with wooden balconies, you know you are in Porbandar, where Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869. JOURNALISM OF COURAGE MAHATMA SWACHH BHARAT PART VII PORBANDAR Here, dawn breaks outside the Mahatma’s ancestral haveli with the faint sound of the dholak from the Vaishnav temple next door, blending with the swish on the street from the wooden bristles of Gitaben Harkhani’s broom on Kasturba Road.“Ihavebeensweepingthis road for the last 20 years. My mother-in-law brought me here for the first time, when I was married for two years,” she says. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 GEORGE MATHEW MUMBAI, OCTOBER 1 THE GOVERNMENT on Monday stepped in to take control of crisis-ridden Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS) by moving the National CompanyLawTribunal(NCLT)to supersede and reconstitute the board of the firm which has defaultedonaseriesof itsdebtpayments over the last one month. This was said to be an attempt to restore the confidence of financialmarketsinthecredibilityand solvency of the infrastructure financinganddevelopmentgroup. The move is reminiscent of the decision of the government nine years ago to supersede the board of a private firm, Satyam Computers, after a major accounting scam. Uday Kotak, others to meet before October 8 NCLT’s Mumbai bench of judges M K Shrawat and Ravikumar Duraisamy, who approved the takeover of IL&FS board by government nominees said, “it’s judicious to invoke Article 241(2) of the Companies Act, 2013” for the supersession of the board. The tribunal approved the government’s proposal to bring in a new six-member board to run the affairs at IL&FS. Its members are: Uday Kotak, Vice Chairman and MD of Kotak Mahindra Bank; retired IAS CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MAKING INDIA ENERGY SECURE We thank Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, for leading the OALP initiative, another progressive step by the government to drive domestic oil and gas production. Winning 41 of 55 blocks will help Cairn reach a step closer to its vision to contribute to 50% of domestic crude production. This is a testimony to our performance and leadership in oil and gas exploration and production, and to our commitment to the Prime Minister’s vision of enhancing India’s energy security. Cairn Oil & Gas, a vertical of Vedanta Limited, is one of the largest oil and gas exploration and production companies in India, contributing to ~25% of India's domestic production. With its world-class asset portfolio and proven expertise across exploration, development, and production, it envisions to contribute to 50% of India’s domestic crude oil production. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath withVivek Tiwari’s daughter in Lucknow on Monday. PTI CM agreed to all my demands, says wife of Apple executive MAULSHREE SETH LUCKNOW, OCTOBER 1 TWODAYSafterAppleareasales manager, Vivek Tiwari was shot dead by an Uttar Pradesh police constable in Lucknow for allegedlytryingtoevadea check, his wife, Kalpana and two daughters met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Monday. At the meeting, Adityanath promisedstrictactionagainstthe guilty and a special probe while agreeing to increase compensation for the family after Kalpana told him that Tiwari also took care of his 80-year-old mother. “The Chief Minister has promised strict action against CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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