DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018, AHMEDABAD, LATE CITY, 18 PAGES `4.00, WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM SINCE 1932 26/11, TEN YEARS LATER Memorial and a new foundation India will never forget 26/11... we are looking for an opportunity: PM DECISION 2018 HAMZA KHAN Piyush Goyal with Devendra Fadnavis. Pradip Das JAIPUR, NOVEMBER 26 MUMBAI, NOVEMBER 26 RECALLING THE night of the horrific attacks in Mumbai ten years later, political leaders and artists agreed that oneness and unity was the only answer to counter the forces of extremism that seek to hate and divide. With the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in front, the Gateway of India behind them, at a glittering function Monday brought by The Indian Express and Facebook — 26/11 Stories of Strength — actor Amitabh Bachchan to lyricist Javed Akhtar, Maharashtra ChiefMinister Devendra Fadnavis to Union Minister Piyush Goyal, all underlined that if there was one lesson learnt over the last decade, it was that vigilance was as important as unity in the fight against the forces of terror. Stating that “there is inherent unity to mankind and we succeed by sharing with others”, Bachchan said: “If a nation is not united, it is not a nation.” At the 26/11 Stories of Strength event at the Gateway of India, Mumbai, Monday. Nirmal Harindran In Gujarat, MV Kuber fishermen’s families wait for govt compensation KAMAAL SAIYED SURAT, NOVEMBER 26 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 AN IDEAS SERIES PART 7 FULL COVERAGE PAGE 9 PAGE 5 AIRCEL-MAXIS CASE AN ICIJ-EXPRESS INVESTIGATION Centre clears Chidambaram prosecution Medical bazaar gone wrong: breast implant surgeries in Delhi flats ABHISHEK ANGAD NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 26 THE CENTRE has accorded sanction to prosecute former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis case, the CBI informed a court here Monday. In an application filed in the court of Special Judge O P Saini, the CBI said it had filed a chargesheet in the case against 18 accused, including Chidambaram, on July 19, 2018. “The competent authority in the central government has accorded sanction for prosecution of accused Sh P Chidambaram under Section 197 of CrPC and Section 19 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (as amended in 2018),” it said. The court extended protection from arrest to Chidambaram CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 EXPLAINED CBI’S CASE AGAINST CHIDAMBARAM PAGE 11 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY No regulation of devices and doctors, unqualified surgeons, chilling videos RITU SARIN NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 26 NARELA, WITH its narrow bylanes is an industrial neighbourhood on the north-west outskirts of Delhi, the unlikeliest of places to house a clinic that conducts breast implant surgeries. But it is here, on the first floor of a building, that K D Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Centre has an operation theatre and a patient ward. And thriving, if you ask the centre’s manager who admits that breast implant surgeries are conducted here for around Rs 50,000 each. An operation theatre in Delhi’s Narela. Ritu Sarin Nothing illustrates more powerfully what’s wrong with the medical device bazaar in India than the breast surgery market boom. No one is checking the implants for safety; and, shame and stigma prevent patients from reporting the gruesome aftermath of what has gone wrong. FULL STORY PAGE 10 AMITABHA GHOSH SPECIAL TO THE DIRECTOR BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI DIES P 12 No major order, SC told interim CBI chief, he closes a case SUSHANT SINGH & DEEPTIMAN TIWARY NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 26 THREE DAYSbefore the Supreme Court resumes hearing on CBI Director Alok Verma’s petition challenging the October 23 government order sending him on leave and divesting him of all responsibilities, a new row rocked the probe agency Monday after it emerged that interim CBI Director M Nageswara Rao passed an order on November 11 to close a case against chartered accountant Sanjay Bhandari and Income Tax officials. Rao had been directed by the Supreme Court on October 26 that he “shall, as of from now, not take any policy decision(s) or any major decision(s) and will only perform the routine tasks that are essential to keep the CBI functional”. The case for which a closure order was issued on November 11 dates back to June 2016 when the CBI booked Bhandari and his two sons, Shreyans and Divyang, along with nine Income Tax CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 In NASA Mission, InSight On Marsquakes, Eyes In Deep Space PAGE 1 ANCHOR WORLD TEN YEARS have passed since three fishermen from Gujarat’s Navsari district onboard M V Kuber boat were presumed to have been killed by Pakistani terrorists who carried out the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. But their families are yet to receive compensation or benefits announced by the government for the 26/11 victims. EXPRESS MARS IS no longer the tentative dream from an H G Wells novel; it is the very real destination of the 21st century, in the crosshairs of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. The onus is shifting from scientific exploration and mapping of Mars to first, returning a sample from Mars; two, flying A simulated view of InSight about to land on Mars humans to Mars; three, setting up a base on Mars; four, extracting water and oxygen as preparation for a human landing and, finally, searching for primordial forms of life on Mars. A sea change has taken place in the landscape of Mars Exploration, since I first stood in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, to watch the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft land on Mars 21 years ago. At the time, there was serious scepticism on whether one could land on Mars for less than the cost of a Hollywood blockbuster, a tenth of the cost of the previous Mars lander. Very little was known about Mars, including the presence of water in the frozen form. Twenty years later and a half of dozen-plus missions wiser, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 RELATED REPORT PAGE 11 Damyanti says she has made numerous petitions to govt Last January, a Navsari district court had declared the three fishermen — Balwant Tandel, Natwar Rathod, Mukesh Rathod — dead. They were onboard Kuber fishing trawler when it was hijacked by terrorists from Pakistan in Arabian Sea off Gujarat coast near Porbandar. While the body of its captain, Amarsinh Solanki, was found by security agencies from the boat when they seized it after the attack off the Mumbai coast, the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 EXPLAINED TABASSUM BARNAGARWALA DAYS AFTER invoking the fall of the Berlin Wall to underline the potential transformative nature of the move to open a pilgrim corridor to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur across the border, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a tough message Monday to Pakistan, saying “India will never forget 26/11” and “we are looking for an opportunity” to bring its perpetrators to justice. Addressing back-to-back rallies in poll-bound Rajasthan, the Prime Minister, speaking in Bhilwara, said: “Remember the day when every other day, in different corners of India — E ● RAJASTHAN DECEMBER 7 sometimes in Bengaluru, sometimes in Hyderabad, sometimes in Ajmer, sometimes in Delhi, sometimes in Ayodhya, sometimes in Jammu — aaye din bam dhamake hote thhey ke nahi hotey thhey? (Didn’t bomb blasts take CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 VENKAIAH TALKS PEACE, AMARINDER WARNS PAK ARMY P 5 Multiple statements, a balancing act AS THE Ministry of External Affairs questioned Pakistan’s sincerity in bringing the terrorists to book, Capt Amarinder Singh warned that India’s Army was bigger than Pakistan’s. But at the same event in which the Punjab CM spoke, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu hailed the “beginning of a new chapter”; a message in sync with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invocation of the fall of the Berlin Wall to underline the Kartarpur Corridor’s potential. Statements from the Indian side signal a balancing act — underlining its old concerns with Pakistan, even as new ground is broken.
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