DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE SINCE 1932 `6.00 (`8 PATNA & RAIPUR, `12 SRINAGAR) WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM AN ICIJ-EXPRESS INVESTIGATION In US, ortho major forced to admit it was corrupting doctors and hospitals in India US financial regulator asks Stryker to pay $7.8 million in settlement: dodgy records, rigging bids KAUNAIN SHERIFF M NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 27 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY INDUCEMENTS TO doctors, dubious deals with hospitals. If thesearethehallmarksof thebig unregulated medical bazaar in India, a rare case involving a globalmajorhasputafiguretoit. Inafilingtwomonthsago,the top financial regulator in the US, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), ordered the world’s leading manufacturer of orthopaedic implant devices, Stryker, to pay $7.8 million (over Rs 55 crore) in a settlement for Ayodhya: Indresh of RSS slams CJI-bench, claims Govt is ready with a law US SEC filing on Sept 28: ‘Documentation appeared falsifed’ violatingitscorruptionnormsin India, China and Kuwait, documents accessed by The Indian Express reveal. The settlement, recorded by the SEC on September 28, came aftertheCommission’s“accounting and audit enforcement” proceedings noted a number of “violations” by the company’s Indiansubsidiaryanditsdealers. These “violations” include ON US BLACKLIST, THEY ARE ● IN GREY ZONE IN INDIA P 6 TOMORROW: IMPLANTS WITHOUT CLINICAL TRIALS Kartarpur opens today: Nip in the air, hope on the streets of Lahore EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE CHANDIGARH, NOVEMBER 27 CLAIMING THAT the Centre plans to bring a law on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute but has been silent in view of the Model Code of Conduct for the ongoing Assembly elections, RSS leader IndreshKumarTuesdayattacked the Supreme Court’s “threejudgebench...knowntothepublic” for “delaying” a decision on the Ayodhya title suit. He said if someone goes to the Supreme Court against the law that the government plans to bring, “it is possible that the Chief Justice will issue a stay (Ho sakta hai aadesh laane ke khilaf EXPRESSINLAHORE Indresh Kumar at Panjab University. Kamleshwar Singh koi sarfira Supreme Court jayega, toh aaj ka Chief Justice usey stay bhi kar sakta hai)”. Referring to the CJI-led bench’s decision to defer hearing on the Ayodhya matter to January, Indresh said: “I haven’t CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 questionable payments to doctors for “consulting fees, travel, andotherbenefits”and“inflated invoices”issuedto“mostlylarge, corporate hospitals”. And that’s not all. In 2012, the SHUBHAJIT ROY NOVEMBER 27 Navjot Singh Sidhu at Wagha on Tuesday. AP IN LAHORE, there’s a nip in the air. It’s the evening before Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to lay the foundation stone inKartarpurforthecorridorlinking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib — the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev — to Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur. And the moodontheground,around120 km from the venue, is a heady combination of high hopes and great expectations. More so, after Foreign Office spokespersonMohammadFaisal declared in Islamabad that PakistanwillinvitePrimeMinister Narendra Modi for the next SAARC summit in the country. At the California Pizza outlet, ontheroadtothefamousLiberty MarketintheheartofLahore,four youngwomen—twolecturers,a doctor and a PhD student — are convinced that Khan’s move is “wise” and could change how people view Pakistan. “This initiative is a positive step, and we hope India will reciprocate,” said Maria Farooq, a lecturerinIslamicStudies, asher friends nodded in agreement. It’s not just people on the street. “We believe that Pakistan’s Kartarpur spirit, if reciprocated adequately, can be a harbinger of change in this most challenging relationship in South Asia,” Foreign Office spokesperson Faisal told The Indian Express over phone. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 anti-monopoly regulator, CompetitionCommissionofIndia (CCI),finedanauthoriseddistributorofStrykerIndiaandtwoother firms Rs 3 crore for allegedly rigging bids, manipulating tenders andformingacarteltosellequipment to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Safdarjung Hospital, two of the largest government hospitals. InitsscrutinyofStryker’sIndia operations,includingthefindings of internal audits between 2010 and 2015, the US SEC concluded: “Payments intended to benefit HCPs(HealthCareProviders)also CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 NSEL case: SFIO says wind up 148 brokerages KHUSHBOO NARAYAN MUMBAI, NOVEMBER 27 THE SERIOUS Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) has recommended to the government to initiate the process of winding up 148 brokerages in India for conducting business in a “fraudulent manner” while dealingwithinvestorswhowere cheated in the Rs 5,600-crore payment scam at the National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL). The SFIO recommendation follows an investigation into the NSEL payment fraud that came to light on July 31, 2013. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA)is considering therecommendation of the SFIO on CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 NC, PDP PRAISE GOVERNOR What Centre wanted in J&K: Malik lets it slip ‘Had I looked to Delhi, would have had to install Lone... I would have gone down in history as a dishonest man’ ARUN SHARMA, NAVEED IQBAL & ADIL AKHZER JAMMU, SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 27 FUELLING THE debate over his decision to dissolve the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly and ignoring claims to power, Governor Satya Pal Malik has said had he looked to Delhi, he would have had to install a government led by Sajad Lone, and history would have remembered him as a “dishonest man”. Lone heads the People’s Conference and has the backing of the BJP. On November 21, in separate letters staking claim to form the government, PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti cited support of the Congress and National Conference, while Lone said he had the support of the BJP and otherMLAs.Withinhours,Malik dissolved the Assembly. Justifying his decision — the J&K Assembly had been in suspended animation after Governor’s Rule was imposed in June — Malik told a gathering at the ITM University in Gwalior last Saturday: “Aur phir ek bar clear kar doon ki Delhi ki taraf dekhta toh Lone ki sarkar mujhko bananipadti.Aurmeinitihasmein ek beiman aadmi ke taur pe jata. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 E ‘I did the right thing’ E X P L A I NE D WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2018, NEW DELHI, LATE CITY, 24 PAGES He comes clean, but ● fuels debate GOVERNOR SATYA Pal Malik, who triggered a debate by dissolving the J&K Assembly instead of entertaining claims to power by the PDPCongress-NC alliance and the Sajad Lone-BJP bloc, has raised his stock by saying he did not look to Delhi. He is now being praised by the same leaders who castigated him. But his remarks also strengthen the suspicion in the Valley that Delhi is out to meddle in the state’s politics.
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