DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2018, PUNE, LATE CITY,18 + 4 (NEWSLINE) PAGES JOURNALISM OF COURAGE SINCE 1932 `5.00 WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM J&K Governor FOUNDATION STONE FOR KARTARPUR CORRIDOR Malik now talks of ‘threat of transfer’ LeT commander behind Shujaat Bukhari’s murder killed near Srinagar ARUN SHARMA JAMMU, NOVEMBER 28 DAYS AFTER he said that instead of dissolving the J&K Assembly, he would have had to install a government led by Sajad Lone if he had “looked towards Delhi”, Governor Satya Pal Malik has said that the “threat of transfer is there”. Speaking at an event organised to pay tribute to Congress leader Girdhari Lal Dogra on his 31st death anniversary here on Tuesday, Malik said: “Apney aap mein pata nahi kab tabadla ho jaye. Naukri toh nahi jayegi, tabadley ka khatra rehta hai. Toh jab tak main yahan hoon, main aap ko vishwas dilata hoon ki chithi bhej dena, mein zaroor phool chadaney aya karoonga (I don’t know when I will be transferred. I will not lose my job, but the threat of transfer is there. As long as I am here, I assure you that I will come to pay homage whenever you call me),” he said. Addressingagatheringatthe ITM University in Gwalior on CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY My govt, Army, parties on same page when it comes to India ties: Imran Ex-Norway PM: I told separatists must work via peaceful means ‘Hope we do not have to wait until Sidhu becomes PM... need strength and will’ NIRUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN CHANDIGARH, NOVEMBER 28 EXPRESSINPAKISTAN SHUBHAJIT ROY KARTARPUR (PAKISTAN), NOVEMBER 28 STANDING NEXT to one of the holiest shrines of the Sikh faith, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday made his strongest pitch for IndiaPakistan peace since he came to power in August saying that he, hisgovernment,thearmyandall political parties in Pakistan are “on the same page” to improve tieswithIndiaandthatallissues, including Kashmir, can be resolvedwith“strengthandwill” of the leadership of the two countries. Khan was speaking after laying the foundation stone for the historic Kartarpur Corridor — 120 km from Lahore — linking CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MORE REPORTS PAGE 7 Imran Khan, Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Navjot Singh Sidhu in Kartarpur on Wednesday. PTI Sushma reality check: Won’t attend SAARC, no talks until terror stops EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE HYDERABAD, NOVEMBER 28 ASSERTING THAT opening the Kartarpur Corridor does not mean there will be talks with Islamabad, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Wednesday said India will not attend the SAARC summit in Pakistan and there will be no dialogue “until and unless” Pakistan stops sponsoring terror. Her announcement comes a day after Pakistan said that it would invite Prime Minister Sushma Swaraj in Hyderabad, Wednesday. PTI Narendra Modi to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit and hours before Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation stone for the corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur — the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev — to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district. Two union ministers — Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Singh Puri — and Punjab minister Navjot Sidhu CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 FORMER NORWEGIAN Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik said he told Kashmiri separatist groups who he met during his visit to the Valley last week that he does not share their views and that they must work through peaceful methods to resolve the Kashmir issue. In a conversation with The Indian Express over phone from Norway, Bondevik, who heads the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights, said his visit to Kashmir and his meetings with various sections of Kashmiris, including the separatists, were “useful” and helped him to “get an overview” of the problem. Bondevik made a surprise visit to the Valley during which he met Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Omar Farooq, two of the three leaders of the Joint Resistance Leadership. He also met members of the chamber of commerce and the Bar Association. Asked why he had visited Kashmir and what role he saw forhimself inthestate,Bondevik CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BASHAARAT MASOOD SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 28 LASHKAR-E-TAIBA commander Naveed Jatt alias Abu Hanzulla, a prime suspect in the murder of journalist Shujaat Bukhari, was killed in a gunfight in Chattergam village, on the outskirtsof Srinagar,onWednesday morning. Jatt, who hailed from Multan in Pakistan, had escaped from police custody in February this year. Announcing his death, J&K Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh said they would ask Pakistan to take back his body. “In this case (Bukhari’s killing),hewasaprimesuspect... We will write to the Government of India to offer his body to Pakistan, through its competent authority,” he said. According to J&K Police sources, Jatt, who was arrested in June 2014, had told his interrogatorsthathehad“seenAjmal Kasab in a madrasa run by the LeT sometime in 2006-2007”. A seniorpoliceofficersaidthiswas the first time that a Pakistani militant had admitted to knowing Kasab, the lone terrorist captured alive during the 26/11 Mumbai attack. Giving details of the operation on Wednesday, police said a joint team of J&K Police, army and paramilitary forces cordoned off Chattergam village early in the morning, following a tip-off on the presence of CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 AN ICIJ-EXPRESS INVESTIGATION Defective insulin pumps: Hospitals stepped in to alert 326 patients affected; Medtronic says 10,000 units withdrawn in India RITU SARIN NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 28 DELHI-BASED LAWYER Alishan Naqvee’s daughter has been using an insulin pump ever since she was diagnosed with Grade-1 diabetes at age six. She is now nine years old, able to carry out the activities you would expect of a child with the help of a small electronic device that infuses insulin into her body through the day. InSeptember2017,herfather recalls, they received an email from Medtronic about an international recall of its MiniMed infusion insulin set, stating that these would be replaced for all patients using them. “When the email came, we CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 TOMORROW FAULTY HIP IMPLANTS UNDERTHE RADAR
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