eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE ONE SIZE FITS ALL LUCKNOW,LATECITY NOVEMBER25,2018 18+6(EYE)PAGES,`5.00 DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA SUNDAY STORY PAGE 12 BIG PICTURE WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM PAGES 10-11 The challenger’s run Ram on track From social media to booth-level organisation, Cong is playing catch-up with the BJP ahead of Nov 28 poll. But will that be enough? Amid delays, faith keeps passengers on ‘Ramayana Express’ going. Plus election talk around temple, PM Modi INDIA-PAK THAW Kurien funded conversions with Amul money: BJP’s ex-minister Pak invites Sushma to Kartarpur, she names two ministers instead Former Gujarat minister Dileep Sanghani Minister cites Telangana polls, says will send Harsimrat, Hardeep Puri AVINASH NAIR & GOPAL KATESHIYA SHUBHAJIT ROY AHMEDABAD, RAJKOT, NOVEMBER 24 NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 24 Mary Kom defeated Ukraine's Hanna Okhota in the 48-kg category, in New Delhi on Saturday. Renuka Puri MOREREPORTS,P17 Mary Kom wins record sixth World Championship gold GAURAV BHATT NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 24 HOW DID Mary Kom celebrate after becoming the first woman boxer to win six gold medals at the World Championships? Sitting on the ringside steps, huddledwithcoaches,shecried. And the more the crowd cheered, the more the tears flowed. “Wetriedtellingher,it’sokay. Calm down. Take deep breaths,” sayscoachChhoteLalYadav.“But she couldn’t. She said ‘Mujhse control nahi ho pa raha hai (I am not able to control it).” Mary (35) registered a 5-0 win in the 48-kg category over Hanna Okhota of Ukraine to tie with Cuban legend Felix Savon’s haul — he won all his six medals in the men’s heavyweight division. But instead of the usual celebration routine, of bowing to the crowd and making her way down to the presentation ceremony, Mary was overwhelmed by the moment. “She told me, ‘this is all for India’,” says Yadav. “The crowd, the atmosphere got to her, but it was more about performing in front of her people.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 E EXPLAINED GUJARAT BJP leader and former state minister Dileep Sanghani has alleged that Dr Verghese Kurien, the late founderchairman of the National Dairy Development Board and the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, funded religious conversions by Christianmissionariesbydonating funds from Amul. Speaking at Amar Dairy in AmrelionSaturday,atamotorcycle rally organised by Amul to retrace the life and works of Dr Kurien,Sanghanisaid:“Amulwas founded by Tribhuvandas Patel, butdoesthecountryknowabout Tribhuvandas Patel? The money that Gujarat’s farmers and cattle rearers collected through their hardwork,he(Kurien)donatedit forreligiousconversionsinDangs (South Gujarat).” As state minister from 20072012, Sanghani was in charge of the agriculture, cooperation and animal husbandry portfolios. He is currently chairman of the Gujarat State Cooperative Marketing Federation and vicechairman of the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation. Speaking to The Sunday Express, Sanghani reiterated his CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ● Tokyo2020,another record beckonher RICHARD GUNN, who at 37, became the oldest boxer to win an Olympic boxing gold (London, 1908), will be a good example to emulate for M C Mary Kom, should she decide to go to the Tokyo Games in 2020. However, 51 kg, in which Mary won bronze in London in 2012, is a highly competitive division. She couldn’t qualify for Rio in 2016, but should she set her sights on it, Tokyo will be a journey to closely follow. Professional boxers like Manny Pacquiao are well into their 30s. So why not Mary — since she has the habit of achieving the impossible? Ten stories of strength, of grieving and healing EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE MUMBAI, NOVEMBER 24 'IF WE SEE ANYONE FROM OUTSIDE, WE ASK THEM TO LEAVE' PAGE 7 INSIDE BJP’S DILIP GHOSH COMPARES TMC TO ‘DOGS, SNAKES’ PAGE 7 Despite bans, Indian women not slipping out of nighties anytime soon ALMOSTAdecadesincehespent two terrifying nights in a little restaurant outside the Taj Mahal Hotel that was under siege, Govind Singh Kathayat (40) welcomed his baby boy, Chaitanya, into the world earlier this year. It was a major breakthrough for Govind, who struggled with mental illness for years after the trauma he suffered during the 26/11 terror attack. He turned a decisivecorner.“I didn’t imagine thismuchformyself,”hetoldThe Indian Express about the early years after the incident. Govind’s story may never makeittothecomplextrajectory of newsstoriesaround26/11and state-sponsored cross-border terror, but his and the personal histories of several hundred Indians form an important narrative of healing and resurgence in the years since the financial capital was held hostage by ten heavily armed terrorists. Ten such personal accounts, of survivors and families overcoming grief and anger, cometogetherin26/11 Stories of Strength by The Indian Express, published by Penguin Random House and presented by Facebook. In his foreword to the book, Amitabh Bachchan writes that moderates, the prime victims of terror and also 70 per cent of the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 A DAY after Prime Minister NarendraModiinvokedthefallof the Berlin Wall to underline the potentiallytransformativenature of developing the Kartarpur corridorbetweenthetwocountries, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday extendedaninvitationtoExternal Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to attend the groundbreaking ceremony at Kartarpur on November 28, which will be attended by Pakistan Prime Swaraj, Qureshi MUZAMIL JALEEL Minister Imran Khan. Swaraj, however, responded by saying that she would not be able to attend the ceremony since she had “prior commitments” at the election campaign CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 FORMER NORWEGIAN prime minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, under whom Norway negotiated peace between the Sri Lankan government and LTTE rebels, paidasurprise visit to top separatist leaders in Srinagar on Friday. His visit comes days after India and Pakistan decided to develop the Kartarpur corridor. Bondevik, who was Norway’s Prime Minister until 2005, is currently heading the Oslo Centre for Peace and Human Rights. The meeting with Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali ShahGeelani andMirwaizUmar Farooq took place at Geelani’s Hyderpora residence and was facilitatedbyspiritualguruSriSri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living. “When we received a call a daybeforethevisit,weweresurprised. This is our first such meeting witha foreigndignitary in six years. New Delhi had always objected to any such visit tousandforsometimenow,foreign diplomats would also hesitate to meet us,’’ Mirwaiz Umar CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 At border town, they say ‘dream come true’ KAMALDEEP SINGH BRAR GURDASPUR, NOVEMBER 24 WORKERS ARE busy uprooting weeds and bushes along both sides of the narrow road leading to the international border of India and Pakistan. Starting at Dera Baba Nanak, a town in Gurdaspur, this one-km stretch leads to that point on the border nearest to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, the shrine in Pakistan where Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion, spent his final days. In surprise visit, Norway’s ex-PM meets separatist leaders in J&K At Dera Baba Nanak on Saturday. Kamaldeep Singh Brar On Monday, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will perform a ground-breaking CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 24 26 years of Educational Excellence New Delhi Institute of Management Established 1992. Approved by AICTE since 1996. PGDM Declared Equivalent to MBA by AICTE in 2008. Globally Accredited by ASIC, U.K., with “Premier College Status”, a rare global recognition. India Centre of Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand for DBA, and Pepperdine University, USA. Best in India for Placement Services-ASSOCHAM, Feb. 2018. Security personnel on the road leading to the disputed shrine in Ayodhya on Saturday. Vishal Srivastav MOREREPORTS,P3 VHP meet today, security net over Ayodhya LALMANI VERMA AYODHYA, NOVEMBER 24 THE UTTAR Pradesh government has deployed heavy security for the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP)’s Dharma Sabha in the twin towns of Faizabad and Ayodhya on November 25, a show of strength for which the outfit expects a turnout of “two lakh Ram bhakts, more than what was witnessed in 1992”. With the BJP and the RSS pulling out all stops to mobilise people for the event and with Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray reaching Ayodhya on CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ‘BestIndustry LinkedB-SchoolofIndia’ AICTE (Govt. of India) and CII Rankings 2017 & 2018 Ranked number 1 out of 9500+ Institutions across India, 2 years in a row by the Govt. & Industry Bigger catch, foreign tourists: Why Andaman fishermen still go near protected islands RAVIK BHATTACHARYA SOUTH ANDAMAN, NOV 24 OVER A week after American tourist John Allen Chau (27) was allegedly killed by the protected Sentinelese tribe in the North Sentinel Island, a part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, there is a new sense of fear among the fishermen here. While some admit that they have often fished near the protected areas in the past, they are wary of talking about it. With seven persons, includ- At the Janglighat jetty near Port Blair. Ravik Bhattacharya ingfivefishermenwhoallegedly took Chau near the North Sentinel Island, being arrested, they are afraid of police action. More so since some of them have, by their own admission, often strayed into these waters, either to fish or at the behest of foreign tourists wanting to photograph the protected tribes. At the Janglighat jetty near Port Blair, rows of fishing boats are lined up, along with rows of fish left out to dry. “The fishing motorboats are allowed to fish within six nautical miles of the shore. But we nowneedtogofurther,toatleast 14 nautical miles, as there’s no fish near the islands. The waters near the restricted areas are a good place to fish, because they are untouched,” says M Raju, general secretary of the Fishermen Welfare Association. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 N.E.W.S. 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