DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2018, AHMEDABAD, LATE CITY, 22 PAGES `4.00, WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM SINCE 1932 KARTARPUR SAHIB CORRIDOR Now Ram Madhav sees a Pak hand; NC, PDP say prove it Called out by Omar Abdullah, BJP gen secy says not questioning patriotism LALMANI VERMA BUSINESS AS USUAL NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 22 LIZ MATHEW NIZAMABAD, SIRCILLA, NOVEMBER 22 THE TIREDNESS of a long day visible, she sat on a sofa and removed a pink stole bearing her party name. It was already 5 pm, and she had been out since morning. But Kalvakuntla Kavitha said her day was not yet over. There was still another round of campaigning to go. December 7 may be still several days away — that’s the day Telangana votes to elect a new assembly — but Kavitha is BY UNNY MLAs got threats, cash offered: Malik ARUN SHARMA JAMMU, NOVEMBER 22 ment. We always said that we needed Governor’s Rule to continue. It was those parties which wanted to form an unethical alliance and I must tell something very interesting here. It is these A DAY after dissolving the J&K Legislative Assembly, Governor Satya Pal Malik Thursday justified his decision by claiming that MLAs were receiving “terrorist threats” and that money was being “offered on a large scale” in efforts to form a government. Describing the PDP-National Conference (NC) efforts to stitch an alliance for government formation as “unholy”, Malik said “this was a power hungry alliance for self preservation to avoid a split in their respective parties”. “There has been a lot of dissatisfaction among both the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, CHANDIGARH, NOVEMBER 22 Farmers and tribals march to Azad Maidan in Mumbai, seeking compensation for drought and transfer of forest rights to tribals, on Thursday. Prashant Nadkar REPORT, PAGE 9 6 days and counting: Key question here is how to get his body CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 GUJARAT, PAGE 4 IN WHAT could be the first signs of a thaw in India-Pakistan relations that plummeted to a new low two months ago when a meeting of Foreign Ministers was cancelled and positions hardened on both sides, Islamabad responded within hours Thursday to a New Delhi request for a corridor to Kartarpur Sahib, allowing Sikh pilgrims to visit the shrine, the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev. At a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet approved the proposal to build and develop Gurdwara Darbar Sahib is in Kartarpur, Pakistan. File the Kartarpur corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district to the International Border, allowing pilgrims from India to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur — it is on the banks of the Ravi in Narowal district of Pakistan Punjab, 3 km from the border — where Guru CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SOUTH ANDAMAN, NOV 22 FULL COVERAGE PAGE 14 E SIX DAYS after John Allen Chau (27), an American tourist, was allegedly killed by the protected Sentinelese tribe in the North Sentinel Island, a part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, police said their biggest challenge now is to retrieve his body. So far, the recce teams have kept their distance from the island, and are yet to spot the body. INDIA HAD been pressing Pakistan to open the Kartarpur corridor for 19 years but there was no movement beyond grand declarations on either side. New Delhi’s decision to build the corridor on its side is a diplomatic gambit to get Pakistan to walk the talk. Indeed, Pak Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa had conveyed to Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu his country’s willingness to open the corridor. Given the current trust deficit, the cancellation of talks after Imran Khan took charge, and the recent terrorist attack in Punjab, allegedly by Pak-sponsored Khalistan elements, this is an attempt to pick a low-hanging fruit. A small step, forward. EXPLAINED KCR falls back on Telangana pride & God HOURS AFTER accusing the PDP and National Conference (NC) of taking instructions from “across the border” in their aborted bid to form a government in J&K, BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav Thursday retracted his comment following a furious backlash from the leaders of both the mainstream state parties. While NC chief Omar Abdullah dared Madhav to prove his allegation, PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti expressed shock at the “baseless allegations”. The day after J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik dissolved the state assembly, Madhav told ANI: “When did we ever claim that we are forming the govern- India requests, Pakistan opens passage for Sikh pilgrims RAVIK BHATTACHARYA FROM BOMB RESIDUE TO BODY PARTS: CHALLENGES IN PROBE PAGE 12 AN IDEAS SERIES PART 4 PAGE 11 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 John Allen Chau: photo from his Instagram account RELATED REPORTS PAGE 9 HARDIK SUBMITS PLEA BEFORE OBC PANEL CHIEF, DEMANDS SURVEY OF PATIDARS JASDAN BY-POLL TO BE HELD ON DEC 20, COUNTING ON DEC 23 ● Why this low-hanging fruit counts
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