LATE CITY, 20 PAGES, AHMEDABAD, `4.00 ● TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM TheIndian EXPRESS DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE HIS EMPANELMENT AS DG RAM JANMABHOOMI-BABRI TITLE SUIT Odisha IPS cadre biased against me, hostile: CBI interim chief told govt Ayodhya: UP wanted fast hearing, SC lists it for Jan SUSHANT SINGH NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 29 ODISHA CADRE Indian Police Service officer M Nageshwar Rao, who was last week controversially appointed by the government to take over “the duties and functions of Director, CBI”, wrote to the Union Home Secretary this August alleging bias and “hostility” of the government-appointed Expert Committee meant to review officers during the empanelment process that was considering him for the rank of Director General (DG). In an unusual attack on his fellow IPS officers, Rao alleged he was a victim of “skulduggery” of IPS officers of Odisha cadre which is “highly divided with incessant internecine fights”, 10 We have our own priorities, let the appropriate bench decide date: CJI THE EDITORIAL PAGE ANANTHAKRISHNAN G NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 29 LALMANI VERMA Breaking the cage By PRAKASH SINGH MORE REPORTS PAGE 9 and thus “feedback from IPS officers of Odisha may kindly be taken not with a pinch of salt but a ladle of salt” by the government while considering him for CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Sexual harassment: IISc shows door to top prof Pilot Bhavye Suneja’s mother, Sangeeta, at their home in New Delhi on Monday. Tashi Tobgyal 189 killed in Indonesia air crash, grief echo in pilot’s Delhi home SOMYA LAKHANI His family leaves for Jakarta to bring back remains NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 29 “HE IS fine, and we will bring him back.” This is all the parents of 31-year-old Bhavye Suneja repeated through Monday, hours after the Indian Embassy in Jakarta confirmed that the Lion Air flight JT610 that Suneja FULL COVERAGE PAGE 15 Toxic air killed over 1 lakh kids in India in 2016: WHO JOHNSON T A BENGALURU, OCTOBER 29 A SENIOR professor at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), who was accused of sexual harassment by a doctoral student, has been asked to take “compulsory retirement”. The professor has been identified as Giridhar Madras, who was with the chemical engineering department. IISc Director Professor Anurag Kumar said the professor, who has been working at IISc for 20 years, was asked to leave after the institute’s governing RSS wants law, VHP says wait can’t be eternal ME TOO council recommended disciplinary action against him. The governing council’s decision followed investigation by the institute’s internal CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 TATA SONS DROPS SUHEL FIRM PAGE 8 ANURADHA MASCARENHAS PUNE, OCTOBER 29 OVER 1.25 LAKHchildren in India below the age of five died in 2016 due to the impact of polluted air and almost one in five children who die from toxic air exposure across the world is from India, a new study by the World Health Organisation has said. The WHO report, titled ‘Air Pollution and Child Health: Prescribing Clean Air’, found that polluted air inside households — generated from burning fossil fuels for cooking, lighting and heating — contributed to the deaths of about 67,000 children below the age of five in India in 2016. The study also said that outdoor air pollution, specifically PM2.5, caused by vehicular and CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 was flying crashed minutes after it took off from Jakarta. There were 189 people on board the Lion Air Boeing-737 MAX aircraft, including three children and eight crew members. The plane went into service just months ago and vanished from radar 13 minutes after taking off from Jakarta, and CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY THE SUPREME Court Monday ordered listing of appeals against the Allahabad High Court order in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit before an “appropriate bench” in the first week of January 2019 to fix a date for hearing. Earlier, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Uttar Pradesh government before a bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph, said it was over a hundred-year-old dispute and should be accorded priority. He requested the court to take up the matter immediately after the Diwali vacation. When Mehta urged the court to fix the hearing date today itself, CJI Gogoi told him “we have NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 29 Outside the Supreme Court Monday. Tashi Tobgyal our own priorities... whether the hearing will take place in January, February will be decided by an appropriate bench”. Senior advocate C S Vaidyanathan, representing Ramlalla Virajman (idol of the infant Ram at the Ayodhya site), CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MORE REPORTS PAGE 7 Team India wish: Wives on tour, rail coach in UK DEVENDRA PANDEY MUMBAI, OCTOBER 29 A RESERVED train coach during the World Cup in England next year, permission for wives to accompany players for the entire tour — and bananas. These were some of the requests that the Indian team, led by Virat Kohli, put forward in their review meeting with the Committee of Administrators (CoA) in Hyderabad on the way forward after the disappointing England tour that ended on September 11. Of all the requests, sources told The Indian Express, the plea for bananas in the dressing room startled the CoA. “Apparently, the England cricket board failed to serve the Indian team with the fruit of CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MOUNTING PRESSURE for a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya, shortly after the Supreme Court ignored the UP government’s demand for early hearing in the title suit matter, the RSS Monday said the temple “should be built immediately” and the Centre “should bring legislation to remove the obstacles”. The VHP too sought a law, saying the “wait for the temple cannot be eternal”. Union minister and BJP leader Giriraj Singh said Hindus were “running out of patience” on the Ram temple issue. “Shri Ram is the cornerstone of the faith of Hindus... The CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ECONOMY ● SC RELIEF TO THREE PRIVATE POWER PLANTS IN GUJARAT, P 14 4 GUJARAT R-DAY-LIKE EVENT FOR STATUE INAUGURATION
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