TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 18 PAGES, MUMBAI, `5.00 ● MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 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 JOURNALISM OF COURAGE IMRAN KHAN’S FIRST BILATERAL VISIT TO CHINA Support Pakistan’s ‘quest for peace through dialogue’ with India: China Joint statement: China supports Pakistan’s engagement with NSG BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY ZEESHAN SHAIKH & SHUBHAJIT ROY BEIJING, NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 4 IN A joint statement issued Sunday after Pakistani Prime MinisterImranKhan’sfirstbilateral visit to China, Beijing said that it “appreciates Pakistan’s quest for peace” with India and supported the settlement of “outstanding disputes between the two countries”. The statement issued in Beijing after Khan’s talks with Couples bridge caste divide — with a little govt help SUKHBIR SIWACH Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, said: “China appreciates Pakistan’s quest for peace through dialogue, cooperation and negotiation, on the basis of mutual respect and equality,andsupportsPakistan’sefforts for improvement of PakistanIndiarelationsandforsettlement of outstandingdisputesbetween the two countries.” After Khan met the Chinese leadership for the first time, the joint statement also expressed support for Pakistan’s engagementwiththeNuclearSuppliers Group (NSG), while Beijing con- Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan with China’s Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Reuters tinues to block India’s bid in becoming a member of the NSG — the48-membereliteclub,which To save the country, behen-beti, culture, bring back BJP: Sants KAITHAL (HARYANA), NOVEMBER 4 LALMANI VERMA WHEN NARESH and Poonam decided to get married in Chandigarhlastyear,theyfeared theworst. Naresh, anelectrician, hails from the Jat community and Poonam belongs to an SC family.Andinthecaste-rivensocial landscape of Haryana, both knew their marriage could end in isolation — or tragedy. Today, both lookback on that decision with pride — and a sigh of relief. “My parents have accepted our marriage, we hope that we will win approval of her AFTER TWO days of deliberations dominated by the demand foraRamtempleinAyodhya,the Akhil Bharatiya Sant Samiti Sunday asked the union government to bring an ordinance or a law to build the temple. The sadhus also appealed to followers and to Hindus in general to ensure that the Narendra Modi government returns to power in 2019. People should vote for those who have faith in “cow, Ganga, Geeta, Gayatri and Govind”, they said. The Sant Samiti announced CONTINUEDONPAGE2 NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 4 Naresh with Poonam at their home in Kharak Pandwa village of Kaithal in Haryana. Sukhbir Siwach TRACKING CHANGE» EVERY MONDAY For all Change stories, log on to www.indianexpress.com/change Witness Change? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org controls global nuclear trade. Stating that China appreciated steps taken by Pakistan in Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with sadhus at the Akhil Bharatiya Sant Samiti meeting in New Delhi, Sunday. Renuka Puri threemore“dharmasabhas”—in Ayodhya,Nagpur,andBengaluru — on November 25, and a larger congregation of sadhus in Delhi onDecember9.FromDecember 18 onwards, 500 more such meetings would be held across the country, they said. Reading from the “dharmadesh” of sants on various issues, Samiti head Hansdevacharya said, “Agar jeevit rehna hai, math-mandir bachana hai, behen-beti bachani hai, sanskriti aur sanskar bachana hai to iss sarkar ko dobara se laana hai (If wehavetoprotectourlives,temples and maths, daughters and sisters, culture and tradition, then this government must be brought back).” The sants had expectations fom the current government, which no other government could fulfill, he said. “Only this CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 strengthening the global nonproliferation regime, the joint statement said: “In this context, China supports Pakistan’s engagement with the Nuclear Suppliers Group and welcomes its adherence of NSG Guidelines.” The joint statement said that it was important to resolve all outstanding disputes in the region through dialogue. Without namingIndia,thestatementsaid that countries should refrain from developing relations targeting any third country, while Islamabad called for a greater role for Beijing at SAARC. “Both sides believe that a peaceful,stable,cooperativeand CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 HC: Medical establishments to be covered under 2017 Act MAYURA JANWALKAR MUMBAI, NOVEMBER 4 THE NAGPUR bench of the Bombay High Court on Friday upheld the constitutional validity of the provisions of the Maharashtra Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 2017 under which establishments of medical practitionersincludingclinics,hospitals and dispensaries, with 10 or more employees are to be registeredwiththestategovernment CONTINUEDONPAGE2 ‘Happened because of Asthana name... Money may have been exchanged’ Transcripts point to link between key players in bribe case against Asthana SUSHANT SINGH NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 4 ■ October 19, 6.08 pm: “Samant bhaiya was so angry... this idiot, why didn’t he mention to you that CBI chaps have called.” ■ October 20, 10.10 am: “...Papa, this whole matter has happened because of Asthana’s name. Bhaiya must have got that done... so probably, money may have been exchanged there.” ■October20,10.10am:“...this hastobegiventoAsthanaandalot of pressure is coming on me from there, that it has to be given.” THESE ARE some of the key excerpts from transcripts of purported conversations among thoseallegedlylinkedtothecase of bribery levelled against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana by the agency in its FIR filed on October 15. Parts of these transcripts were included in the writ petition filed in the Supreme Court on October 30 by CBI DySP Ajay KumarBassi,whowastheinvestigating officer in the Asthana bribery case. BassihadmovedtheSupreme Court to seek quashing of his transfer to Port Blair on October 23, when two of the CBI’s top officers — Director Alok Kumar Verma and Asthana — were sent onleaveafterlevellingseriousallegations against each other. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Maneka slams killing of tigress, targets Maharashtra minister SHALINI NAIR NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 4 UNION WOMEN AND Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhihaslashedoutatherparty colleague, Maharashtra Minister for Environment and Forests Sudhir Mungantiwar, over what she termed as the “ghastly murder”oftheman-eatertigressAvni (T1) in Yavatmal on Friday night. Maneka said that she would pursue the issue “legally, criminallyaswellaspolitically”.“Iwill bewritingtoCMMaharashtrato Activists protest in Mumbai against the killing of the tigress in Yavatmal. Dilip Kagda takestrongactioninthismatter,” she said. CONTINUEDONPAGE2
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