LUDO, WE STILL LOVE YOU The game from a simpler childhood is now a raging online addiction NEWDELHI,LATECITY NOVEMBER4,2018 24+6(EYE)PAGES,`6.00 (`8 PATNA & RAIPUR, ` 12 SRINAGAR) DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA SC ORDER ON RAM TEMPLE Courtdelaying,situationsame as1992,saysBJPgensecy Hindus feeling anxious, 1992 had consequences: Ram Madhav LALMANI VERMA NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 3 BJP NATIONAL general secretary Ram Madhav said here Saturday that the Supreme Court order deferringthe hearing intheRam Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suittoJanuaryhadlefttheHindu society and supporters of the Ram temple feeling “anxious”. The BJP has so far not spoken on the issue, despite the RSS taking astrongstandagainstthecourt’s decision. Speaking to The Sunday Express,Madhavalsodrewaparallel between what happened before 1992 and what was happening now in the judiciary in the context of the temple issue. Ram Madhav said that the judiciary fixed the hearing for October29,andthendelayedthe matter to January. “Similar judicial delay had happened before 1992 too. We do not want that such a situation arises again. We all want that the judicial process CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 At the Akhil Bharatiya Sant Samiti meeting in New Delhi on Saturday. Praveen Khanna Sant meet calls courts ‘anti-temple’, appeals to ‘Ram incarnate’ Modi LALMANI VERMA NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 3 DAYS AFTER the RSS said the government should acquire land and hand it over for construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya, a two-day Akhil Bharatiya Sant Samiti convention that began on Saturday demanded that the government clear the way for a temple soon. While one of the speakers called Prime Minister Narendra Modi “an incarnation of Lord Ram”, another said the judiciary won’t be of help as it was full of “antitemple people”. Swami Chinmayananda, who was a Union minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, said “the possibility of any dialogue with the opposite parties has ended”. Whilemostof thosegathered demanded a law clearing the way for a temple, former BJP MP and Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas member Ram Vilas Vedanti said thetemplecannotbebuiltbyordinance or legislation but only through “mutual consensus”, warningthatotherwise,“no one can stop communal riots”. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Drug abuse, mental illness on rise, J&K plans policy NAVEED IQBAL SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 3 A NINE-YEAR FIRST Srinagar saw snowfall Saturday, the first time since 2009 it has snowed in November. The weather hit power lines, plunging the Valley into darkness. Shuaib Masoodi REPORT, P9 Lack of hospitals: Easy terms, soft loans in works ABANTIKA GHOSH NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 3 IN AN action plan to set up new hospitals through public private partnership,theHealth Ministry has proposed viability gap funding of up to 40 per cent of the project cost, time-bound clearances with the same deemed given if not received within the stipulated time, and making “soft” loans available. The plan has been circulated to states and various Central government departments for their feedback. Addressing an audience in London earlier this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about how Ayushman Bharat CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 AMIDST STEEP rise in “physical, mental and substance-use disorders over the past two decades”, Jammu and Kashmir is set to adopt its first drug de-addiction policy. As per a draft policy document, studies conducted in recent years have shown an “alarming” shift in the pattern of substance use in the state, in terms of the rise in the number of women users, decreasing age at first-use, increasing use of solvents and injectable opiates, After 53-day hunt, T1 shot, decision soon on her cubs VIVEK DESHPANDE INSIDE ● 1ST ARREST IN ASSAM KILLINGS, POLICE PROBE ULFA FACTION LINK, P8 NAGPUR, NOVEMBER 3 FOR 53 DAYS, she gave everyone theslip—fromtopforestofficers to over 200 personnel armed with trap cameras, from drones to sniffer dogs, even a hangglider that trawled the forests of Yavatmal looking for her. On Friday, man-eater Pandharkawda tigress T1 was shot dead by a sharpshooter. “Theendcamearound11pm on Friday, near the road leading from Borati village to the Ralegaon tehsil headquarters,” Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) A K Mishra told The Sunday Express. The post-mortem procedure was performed at Nagpur’s GorewadaRescueCentre,where she was cremated later in the ● CHOUHAN’S BROTHER-IN-LAW JOINS CONG, P7 ● NEHRU MEMORIAL T1’s body at the Gorewada Rescue Centre. Express day. Later, a press note issued by the centre’s Regional Manager Nandkishor Kale said, “T1’s death occurred due to excessive internal bleeding and heart attack. A tranquilising dart was found on her left hind leg. A gun bullet injury was found on the left side of the chest.” Talking about the operation, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Lives, farmland, homes lost, in 16 seats, one burning issue: elephants DECISION 2018 DIPANKAR GHOSE BAGDA (PRATAPPUR), NOVEMBER 3 AS THEY pass each other on the streets, the villagers of Bagda in Surajpur district in North Chhattisgarh shout out: “Kahaan?” However, to them this isn’t a greeting meant to know where a person has been or is going. It comes laden with apprehension. “Nadi ke uss paar. Abhi door hai (It’s on the other side of the river. It’s still far),” is the answer they hope for — in- as well as rising drug-related deaths. Prepared by the Institute Of Mental Health and Neurosciences (IMHANS), Kashmir, J&K State Aids Control Society and the Directorate of Health, the policy has been placed in the public domain to invite suggestions from civil society. “This process has been given a month. After the feedback comes in, we will make the changes required and the policy will be sent for approval and become effective,” Principal Secretary, Health, J&K, AtalDullo told The Sunday Express. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CHHATTISGARH 66 people died in elephant attacks in 2016-17. Express dicating that a herd of wild elephants living in the forests on Bagda’s doorstep is some dis- tance away. With elections to North Chhattisgarh 20 days away, the government’s failure to control the man-elephant conflict is, for the first time, a burning issue in the polls. The five affected districts, of Surguja, Jashpur, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 REVAMP: ARNAB GOSWAMI AMONG NEW MEMBERS, P7 WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM CBI chief: Kharge goes to SC on govt move, Cong split on petition MANOJ C G & KAUNAIN SHERIFF M NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 3 THE CONGRESS on Saturday joined the legal battle over CBI Director Alok Verma with Mallikarjun Kharge, its leader in the Lok Sabha and one of the three members of the committee that appoints the CBI chief, filing a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the Government’s “illegal” decision Kharge part of panel that appoints the CBI director to divest Verma of allpowers.He has demanded that the order be quashed. TalkingtoTheSundayExpress, Kharge said he has filed a “separate petition” saying that the “Government’s decision was in eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE violation of the law” and The Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946. “Only the three-member committee has the power to appoint, remove, suspend or dismiss a CBI director. This suo motu, unilateral decision is against the CBI Act,” he said, adding that the Director has a two-year tenure and cannot be transferred without the prior consent of the committee. A section of the Congress, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SUNDAY STORY PAGE 11 RBI Governor, his governance BIG PICTURE PAGE 12-13 Looking for home in Greece
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