eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE KOLKATA,LATECITY OCTOBER28,2018 18+6(EYE)PAGES,`5.00 (EX-KOLKATA `7.00 (`12 IN NORTH EAST STATES & ANDAMAN)) DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA IDEA EXCHANGE PAGE 10 ‘MISTAKES BY WOMEN ARE BLOWN UP, PATRIARCHY PERSISTS. NEED TO ACCEPT WOMEN CAN WORK’ Justice (retired) SUJATA MANOHAR, who was part of the three-judge Supreme Court bench that laid down the landmark Vishakha guidelines BIG PICTURE WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM ONCE UPON A TIME IN PRAYAG PAGES 8-9 The girls march in Akbar did not rename a holy site, but imagined a city — for all faiths Girls have entered Sainik Schools half a century after they were set up in 1961 — and quickly settled in DAY AFTER SC ORDER ON CBI Country higher than any institution, don’t weaken elected, says Jaitley Officers carrying the coffin of ASI Rajendra Prasad, at a wreath-laying ceremony in Srinagar Saturday. Shuaib Masoodi In a first for Kashmir, third death in suspected sniper attack, IGP raises alarm BASHAARAT MASOOD SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 27 INTHEthirddeathinasuspected sniper attack by militants in the past week, a CISF official was killed at Nowgam on the outskirts of Srinagar early Saturday morning.AssistantSubInspector (ASI) Rajendra Prasad was shot in the face around 1 am, while guarding a power grid station, and succumbed to his injuries. While police have officially termed the attack as “stand-off fire” by militants, a letter issued to senior police officers on October 24, by Kashmir IGP S P Pani has expressed concern over militants resorting to sniper attacks to target the forces, and suggested safety measures like raising the height of walls around camps. If confirmed, this would be the first instance of snipers targeting forces in the long history of militancy in the Valley. “In the last few days, terrorists have carried out two sniper attacks in SKR (South Kashmir Region),” Pani’s letter, accessed by The Sunday Express, said, talking of the October 18 attack on a CRPF camp at Newa Pulwama, wounding two CRPF men, and another at Midoora, Tral, on October 21, on a security camp, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 LIZ MATHEW NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 27 ATAtimewhenthereisadebate over the role of the government vis-a-vis regulatory institutions, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday underlined the primacy of the elected government and said that “the nation that is India, is higher than any institution or government”. His remarks come a day after the Supreme Court stepped in to mediate in the unprecedented standoff within the Central Bureau of Investigation, reining in the government’s appointee, and RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharyawarnedthatundermining the central bank’s autonomy could invite market wrath and ignite economic fires. PAGE 12 STARTING TODAY, a fortnightly column where experts explain how history frames today’s headlines — and points to future. As Sardar Patel’s statue is unveiled, Rajmohan Gandhi, his biographer, reflects on the Iron Man’s flesh and blood EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE Arun Jaitley at the India Foundation’s ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee Memorial Lecture’ in Delhi, Saturday. PTI Without naming any institution, Jaitley said: “Are we weakeningtheauthorityof theelected and creating a power shift in favour of non-accountables? Ultimately at the Centre or state, it’s only the elected who are accountable.Thenon-accountable are not accountable. The nation thatisIndia,ishigherthananyinstitution or government... Can non-accountabilitybeamaskfor corruption? Can it be a ground forinvestigativeadventurism,or CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Lanka crisis deepens as Parliament suspended; India silent PAST FORWARD Police take Bharadwaj into custody Why issue orders that can’t be enforced, Shah asks on Sabarimala Non-accountability can’tbemaskfor corruption;one rightcan’tsubsume anotheron Sabarimala:Jaitley SHUBHAJIT ROY NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 27 MODI IN JAPAN PM Narendra Modi arrives in Tokyo Saturday. PTI PAGE 4 Second list helped IITs fill up to 858 vacant seats NEW DELHI, FARIDABAD, PUNE, OCTOBER 27 RITIKA CHOPRA WITH THE Supreme Court dismissingareviewpetitionagainst its verdict on September 28, when it had refused to interfere in the arrest of five activists held in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case, a team of Pune police personnel picked up civil rights lawyer SudhaBharadwajfromherhome in Faridabad’s Charmwood village on Saturday afternoon and CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 AS MANY as 858 BTech seats across 23 IITs could have gone vacant this year had the premier institutes not released an extended merit list for admission, information obtained by The Sunday Express under the Right to Information Act has shown. On June 14, IIT-Kanpur — the organising institute for JEEAdvancedthisyear—dilutedthe aggregate cut-off score by ten NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 27 YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW E AN XPRESS RTI APPLICATION percentage points to expand the pool of qualified candidates. The extended merit list had 13,850 students (8,961 general, 771 SC, 293 ST and 3,825 OBC) in addition to the list released on June 10 that had 18,138. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THEPOLITICALcrisisinColombo deepenedSaturdayasSriLankan President Maithripala Sirisena suspended Parliament till November 16 a day after sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe sought an emergency session to prove his majority. Sirisena’s decision comes a day after former President Mahinda Rajapakse was sworn in as the Prime Minister and is seen as a move to allow Rajapakse more time to seek a majority in Parliament. As the constitutional crisis unfolds, Delhi continued to maintain a studied silence and is keeping an eye on the three prominent players — Sirisena, RajapakseandWickremesinghe. A South Block source told The Sunday Express that since all three have been in touch with the Indian leadership, Delhi is aware of the “fluid” political situation in the island nation. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 The case of the balloon in Mathura: A mela, 3 cities and a China sticker ASAD REHMAN MATHURA, OCTOBER 27 AT THE LOCAL Intelligence Unit (LIU) office in Kotwali Police Station in Mathura’s Kotwali Road area, three policemen who don’t want to be identified sit mulling over a packet of 99 balloons,thatiscurrentlyatthecentreof aninvestigationthatbegan with a ‘Bharat Milap’ mela in the town’s Kosi Kalan area and has now gone up to Delhi and Mumbai — and, maybe, “China”. What set them off on this search was a post that started The shop in Mathura where police came calling. Asad Rehman doingtheroundsof socialmedia on October 21 about a balloon, with‘ILovePakistan’andamoon and stars imprinted on it, being sold at the mela. The Kotwali police set off for the gathering, that routinely draws a lakh people, immediately, “removed” a man calledSattarfromthespot,questioned him and let him go. What is left behind is the 100-balloon packet, minus apparently the one offending balloon. One policeman among the three claims they have checked each balloon in the packet, pulling one out to show that all CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SUNDAY STORY PAGE 13 CBI Face/Off AMID CBI CHANGES, ED CHIEF RETIRES PAGE 4 Amit Shah at the Kannur airport in Kerala, Saturday. PTI Warned ‘his govt won’t last’, Kerala CM slams ‘attack on Supreme Court’ SHAJU PHILIP KANNUR, OCTOBER 27 WITH THE BJP and RSS leading protests against the Supreme Court order to open the Sabarimala shrine to women of all age, BJP national president Amit Shah on Saturday said courts should desist from pronouncing verdicts which cannot be implemented. Shah also accused the state LDF government of using “force on the devotees” to implement the order, and warned Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan that “your government will not last”. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Maoists kill 4 CRPF men in poll-bound Chhattisgarh DIPANKAR GHOSE RAIPUR, OCTOBER 27 DAYS BEFORE the first phase of polls in Chhattisgarh, four CRPF personnel were killed and two more injured Saturday after Maoists used a powerful IED to target a bulletproof mobile bunkervehicleinBijapurdistrict. Bijapur and 11 other seats of Bastar are set to go to polls on November 12, with Chief Minister Raman Singh even campaigning in four different parts of Bastar on Saturday. Police officials said that the two injured personnel have been evacuated by helicopter. Accordingtopolice,between 50and60personneloftheCRPF’s 168 Battalion had exited their Murdanda camp on an area domination exercise. “There were six jawans in a mobile bulletproof bunker which was targeted by an IED at the Durga MandirPuliyaundertheAvapalli policestationlimits.Fourof them havelosttheirlivesintheattack,” said D M Awasthi, Special DG, Anti Naxal Operations. The jawans killed in the blast wereidentifiedasASIMirMaitur Rehman, head constable BM CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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