LATE CITY, 20 PAGES, AHMEDABAD, `4.00 ● TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM TheIndian EXPRESS DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA In Rafale season, HAL’s 3-yr delay in Sukhoi rollout raises concerns REVAMP PLAN Jawan fund corpus under Rs 10 crore, just Rs 5 lakh from overseas donors SHYAMLAL YADAV NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 1 Govt steps in, names a new board for IL&FS YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW SUSHANT SINGH NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 1 THE CONTROVERSY over the 36-jet Rafale deal has brought Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) under the spotlight with “serious concerns” being raised in official quarters over the three-year delay in the public sector giant’s production of Russian-origin Sukhoi Su-30 MKI aircraft for the IAF. Official sources told The Indian Express that HAL was CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 LAST WEEKEND, the country marked two years of the surgical strikes on terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir but Bharat Ke Veer, a fund “to enable willing donors to contribute towards the family of a braveheart who sacrificed his/her life in line of duty”, has a current corpus of just Rs 9.21 crore, 17 months after its launch by Union BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY 4 GUJARAT ‘7 LIONS DIED IN LAST FIVE DAYS OF SEPT’ 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 Uday Kotak in 6-member board to chart future of crisis-ridden group CJI & CJI Outgoing CJI Dipak Misra with CJI-designate Ranjan Gogoi and Justice A K Sikri in New Delhi, Monday. Neeraj Priyadarshi P 5 GEORGE MATHEW MUMBAI, OCTOBER 1 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Meet Gitaben, she keeps the Mahatma’s birthplace Swachh for Bharat, daily LEENA MISRA PORBANDAR, OCTOBER 1 NIRMALA ON UPA’S RAFALE NOTING, PAGE 3 JOURNALISM OF COURAGE WHEN THE breeze from the Arabian Sea brings in the smell of fish, and double-storey stone buildings with ornate roofs show up from inside Mughal-styled gateways with wooden balconies, you know you are in Porbandar, where Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869. 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. “I have been sweeping this 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 THE GOVERNMENT on Monday stepped in to take control of crisis-ridden Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS) by moving the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to supersede and reconstitute the board of the firm which has defaulted on a series of its debt payments over the last one month. This was said to be an attempt to restore the confidence of financial markets in the credibility and solvency of the infrastructure financing and development group. 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 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 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 TWO DAYS after Apple area sales manager, Vivek Tiwari was shot dead by an Uttar Pradesh police constable in Lucknow for allegedly trying to evade a check, his wife, Kalpana and two daughters met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Monday. At the meeting, Adityanath promised strict action against the 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 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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