eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE AHMEDABAD,LATE CITY DECEMBER 2, 2018 20+6 (EYE) PAGES, ` 5.00 DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA SUNDAY STORY BIG PICTURE PAGE 7 WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM PAGES 10-11 Piece corridor Down the road in Andamans As correction of a historical wrong, Kartarpur initiative is welcome. But amidst the other noises from Islamabad, Delhi remains wary Travelling down the 333-km Andaman Trunk Road, to find a new thrust on development, and the impact it has had on a vulnerable tribe Farmer who came to protest in Delhi falls to his death, leaves behind Rs 6 lakh debt Neighbours and relatives in Takliwadi, where the body reached Saturday night, said he had been active in farmers’ polKOLHAPUR, NEW DELHI, itics since 2002, and was an SSS DECEMBER 1 foot soldier who had actively participated in multiple agitaKIRAN SHANTAPPA Ghorwade tions for better cane prices. The of Takliwadi in Shirol taluka of Sanghatana had taken over 600 Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district farmers to Delhi from Kolhapur. had joined the farmers’ march in Hours after the march, politDelhi because he, like the esti- ical speeches, and sloganeering mated 1 lakh who gathered in on Friday evening, Ghorwade the capital on had returned to Thursday and Friday, Room No. 29 on the was hit by distress in third floor of the farm sector — a Ambedkar Bhawan. victim of repeated cyPolice received a call cles of failed crops around 3.15 am and poor market reSaturday. alisations, indebted“He was rushed to ness, and difficulty in Lady Hardinge accessing any more Ghorwade was Medical College, credit. where he was deactive in farmer Ghorwade (52), politics. Express clared brought dead,” had outstanding dues said a police officer. of nearly Rs 6 lakh to “Prima facie, it apthe Kolhapur District pears he accidentally fell from Cooperative Bank, and a credit the third-floor corridor... No foul society. On Saturday, he died af- play is suspected.” ter falling from the third floor Ghorwade owned four acres gallery of Ambedkar Bhawan in of land, of which two acres were Delhi’s Jhandewalan. always reserved for sugarcane. After an autopsy, the body On the remaining land, he grew was handed over to Swabhimani seasonal crops including urad, Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS), a wheat and soyabean. This year, farmers’ organisation led by MP his entire urad crop was deRaju Shetti, with whom stroyed by a pest attack and unGhorwade had been associated seasonal rain. for over 15 years. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Rajesh Stephan Rana Simranjit Singh In Delhi’s Shahbad Dairy, where the streets are full of violence, a group of women learn to occupy the crease Ashwin Sadhu CONG RELEASES VIDEOS ON POLL ‘IRREGULARITIES’ Meeting calls for open, rules-based order in region; Modi says historic SHUBHAJIT ROY NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 1 (From left) Dinesh Pillay at his home in Pune, Ramandeep Singh at a private hospital in Amritsar, and Rameshbhai Dodhiya at his home in Rajkot. All three patients underwent ‘live’ surgeries in 2007 AN ICIJ-EXPRESS INVESTIGATION J&J advertised their surgeries ‘live’, then it all went wrong Patients say firm used them to promote ‘faulty’ implants, left them in lurch KAUNAIN SHERIFF M NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 1 THE WORLD over, global medical majors resort to a popular promotional strategy — “live surgeries” — to advertise their products and persuade doctors to push them. With top surgeons conducting these surgeries, that are telecast live to doctors, and the publicity that comes with it, it’s a win-win for all. Except when things go wrong. MUZAMIL JALEEL Abuse of position: CBI chargesheet on Hooda SUKHBIR SIWACH CHANDIGARH, DECEMBER 1 A LITTLE over two weeks after the Haryana Governor sanctioned the prosecution of Bhupinder Singh Hooda, CBI Saturday filed a chargesheet against the former chief minister, accusing him of conspiracy and abuse of official position in connection with the National Herald case. CBI had in April 2017 registered an FIR against Hooda for the alleged irregular re-allotment of a 3,360 sq m institutional plot to Associated Journals Limited (AJL) — the company that owns the National Herald newspaper, linked with the Congress party — in Panchkula in 2005. AJL and senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Motilal Vora, who was at the time chairman of AJL, have also been named in the chargesheet. CBI has said that Hooda, in conspiracy with others, allegedly abused his official position and dishonestly re-allotted institutional plot No. C-17, Sector-6, Panchkula, to AJL at the old rate in 2005, thereby “causing wrongful gain of Rs 67.65 lakh (approximately) to the private company and corresponding CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 scalpel at these live surgeries — and now regret every moment under the spotlight. During its Implant Files investigation on the unregulated medical bazaar, in collaboration with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), The Indian Express crisscrossed the country to trace the “victims” ofthis promotional campaign. And zoomed in on three telling cases: a retired civic body NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 1 THE J&K administration under Governor Satya Pal Malik is believed to have set in motion a plan to bring in procedural changes in grant of Permanent Resident Certificates (PRCs). Apart from the fact that this is a sensitive issue in the state, this is the fourth significant move by a regime that is essentially caretaker after Malik dissolved the Assembly. A senior functionary in the administration, who didn’t want to be named, told The Sunday Express“there was a feeling in the Revenue Department that the existing process (of granting PRCs) has some impediments. They have been asked to tell us the impediments they are facing. The aim is to bring in transparency.” He added, “We are only consulting people within the administration because we had reports of undue delays in the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 VANDITA MISHRA JHUNJHUNU, NAGAUR, DECEMBER 1 E ● BJP’s agenda, feel NC, PDP THE NC and PDP see decisions such as turning J&K Bank into a PSU, repeal of Roshni Act, and amendment to The J&K Protection of Human Rights Act as the agenda of the BJP being carried out by the administration of the Governor. They say that the Governor is only a caretaker as elections are around the corner — so he should not be intervening in issues that have far-reaching political implications. official in Rajkot, a former employee of an automobile giant in Pune, and a government school teacher in Faridkot. All three said they were operated upon in 2007 by doctors brought from abroad, their implants led to severe complications and they continue to be in severe pain. And all of them accused the company of leaving them in the lurch, not informing them about the recall after using them to promote its product. This is their story. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 LESS THAN a month after a Quadrilateral meeting at the senior-officials level, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in a trilateral format and agreed that a “free, open, inclusive and rules-based” order is essential for peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific. Tweeting after the meeting, Modi called it “historic”, while stressing India’s firm commitment towards making the IndoPacific a region for shared economic growth and common prosperity. Asserting that they will “continue to work together on shared values,” he said, “When you look at the acronym of our three countries — Japan, America, and India — it is ‘JAI’, which stands for success in Hindi... JAI... trilateral marks the coming together of three friendly nations. Today’s historic JAI meeting was a great beginning. PM @AbeShinzo, @POTUS and I held fruitful talks aimed at furthering connectivity, maritime cooperation and a Modi, Chinese President Xi on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Buenos Aires. AP stable Indo-Pacific.” Later, Abe said he was happy to be participating in “the firstever ‘JAI’ meeting”. The first trilateral meeting between the three leaders took place hours after a meeting between Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Buenos Aires. India, China and Russia called for reforming multilateral institutions, including CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Hurt by Cong silence, Muslims say choice between kuan, khai DECISION 2018 J&K administration mulls change in grant of Resident Certificates P5 NATIONAL HERALD CASE Horribly wrong, as in the case of patients who underwent live hip replacement surgeries to implant ASR metal devices manufactured by global major Johnson & Johnson. In 2010, Johnson & Johnson issued a global recall of these ASR devices, many of which were found to be “faulty” with numerous complaints of toxic fluid seepage. In India, The Sunday Expressfound, the recall left behind a number of patients who went under the EXPLAINED BUSH SR DEAD AT 94 US PROPOSES H1 B VISA CHANGES P 15 GOVT & POLITICS ‘JAI’ TRILATERAL In first such meet, PM, Abe, Trump align over Indo-Pacific PARTHA SARATHI BISWAS & SOMYA LAKHANI WORLD 22 YARDS OF THEIR OWN Rahul, Ashok Gehlot at a rally in Bhilwara on Saturday. PTI IN THE state where the lynching of Pehlu Khan in Alwar in April last year by a mob that accused him of “cow smuggling” sparked nation-wide outrage, and the police investigation subsequently cleared six men Khan had named as his assailants in his dying declaration, and where the same crime stalks more vic- RAJASTHAN DECEMBER 7 tims, you hear the disclaimer over and over again: Rajasthan does not have a communal problem, they say, everything is fine here between Hindus and Muslims. The denials of an increasing communal polarisation end outside the Muslim mohalla. In Mohalla Chopdaran, in the heart of the tiny town of Jhunjhunu, a group of young Muslim men talk of an increase in “bhed bhaav (discrimination)” and intolerance. Mohammad Ali, a salesman, says the conversation has changed: “Earlier, when we got together with our Hindu friends, we would talk about business and other things. Now CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 In govt’s health scheme, most claims so far are for cataract surgery and root canal ABANTIKA GHOSH NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 1 THE PRADHAN Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), launched as protection against large expenses arising out of serious illnesses, has seen the most claims for relatively minor procedures like cataract surgery and root canal treatment, available data from several states for the first two months of the scheme show. The data, from greenfield states, also show a high incidence of claims for enteric fever or typhoid. The data are yet to be fully integrated, and the final picture could, therefore, be somewhat different. THE NUMBERS Cataract Root canal Normal delivery, etc Fixed partial dentures Enteric fever 6,900 4,900 4,500 4,000 3,400 Greenfield states are those that had no health insurance scheme before PMJAY. They include some of India’s poorest and most populous states, including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, apart from Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, and all CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Leopard elusive, Gujarat forest dept officials put in cage to capture it AISHWARYA MOHANTY VADODARA, DECEMBER 1 WITH GOATS used as bait so far failing to lure a leopard that has killed three persons and injured five in Dhanpur taluka of Dahod district since mid-November, the Forest Department put three forest officials inside one of the nine cages it placed in the forest on Friday night to catch it. Admitting this was something new, Chief Conservator of Forests, Vadodara Circle, S K Shrivastava, who is su- pervising the mission, said, “Once in a while such experimentation is needed.” The three forest officials spent four hours on Friday night in the cage, in the range where the leopard is said to be moving, with the eight other cages spread through the jungle containing animals. The three men, forest guard Vijay Bamania, an official trained to shoot tranquiliser darts, and a veterinary doctor, returned to the cage Saturday evening. Shrivastava assured that the cage was “well locked”, adding it was meant to “actually trap monkeys”. “Initially we placed goats inside as bait, but it did not work. Now the men sit inside the cage, which is well-locked, and are supposed to alert others if they sight the leopard.” Bamania said he saw it as “part of my duty to protect human lives”. “Our prime objective is to catch the leopard and stop loss of human lives. We were not scared at all. We spent four hours in the cage on Friday, from 6 pm to 10. We had a torch, while a A forest guard, a vet and an official with a tranquiliser gun in the cage on Friday night. They spent four hours inside. Express goat was tied in the open nearby. We also had a machine to make goat sounds to attract the leopard. Around our position we scattered dried leaves so we could hear the leopard coming.” As many as 200 Forest Department officials are prowling the forest range of Dhanpur in a bid to capture the leopard, including a team from Sasan Gir. Shrivastava admitted that the humans-in-cage idea followed their thwarted efforts to track the leopard lately. “One team of enthusiasts said they could sit in the forest and see if they could get something. But it’s possible the big cat could be hiding on a treetop. So we thought let us try this (put them in a cage). They went there under supervision and a team was positioned within their reach.” The cage, he added, was like “a protection cage”. At the same time, forest officials suspect the big cat could have moved out to Alirajpur forests in Madhya Pradesh. “In the past few days there has been no leopard attack, killing or sighting. The last pug mark we noted showed it could have moved towards Madhya Pradesh.” Three deaths have been attributed to the leopard, including of Ashwinta Pasaya, 9, Jyotsana Parmar, 12, and 40year-old Mathuri Ganava. Following the deaths and attacks, the local villagers had demanded shoot-at-sight orders against the leopard. Shrivastava said they would continue the hunt, “until and unless the leopard is caught either on our side or MP’s”. “We will not abort the mission.”
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