DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA ● REG.NO. MCS/067/2018 - 20 RNI REGN. NO. 1543/57 JOURNALISM OF COURAGE THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2019, MUMBAI, LATE CITY, 22 PAGES `5.00, WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM SINCE 1932 LOK SABHA DEBATE GETS OFF TO ACRIMONIOUS START Sparks fly as Rahul targets PM over Rafale, Jaitley slams Cong ‘legacy of lying, corruption’ Cong president calls for JPC probe, says PM doesn’t have guts to face House; later, calls for ‘one-on-one’ debate DEEPTIMAN TIWARY NEW DELHI, JANUARY 2 ‘Contract was snatched from HAL’. Anil Sharma SETTINGTHEtoneforanacrimonious debate with the BJP-led government over the Rafale fighter deal, Congress president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he “hides” in his room and does not have the “guts” to come to Parliament to CONTINUEDONPAGE2 Cong plays Goa ‘minister’ tape to claim Parrikar has Rafale files, both deny it SMITA NAIR PANAJI, JANUARY 2 WITHIN AN hour of his alleged conversation — where he purportedly quotes Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar saying in a Cabinet meeting that all files on Rafale were in his bedroom—withanunidentifiedperson being made public, Goa’s Health Minister Vishwajit Rane calledita“conspiracy”.Hesaidhe was being used as a pawn by an opposition party which wanted to “just sensationalise Rafale”. The taped conversation was released by the Congress at a press conference earlier in the day and Congress president Rahul Gandhi referred to it in Lok Sabha. In the audio clip, a voice purportedly of Rane’s can be heard saying,“...Therewasathree-hour Cabinetmeeting...theCMmakes one very interesting statement. ThatIhavealltheinformationon Rafale in my bedroom... which youshouldactuallymakeastory and actually you can cross check with somebody whom you are close to within the Cabinet. That means he is holding them to CONTINUEDONPAGE2 ‘SC satisfied conscience... Cong manufactured scam’ THE EXCHANGE OF BARBS RAHUL GANDHI ■ Govt favoured Anil Ambani ■ PM unilaterally fixed requirement at 36 aircraft ■ Former French president Hollande and President Macron contradict govt ■ Goa minister audio tape ■ Demands JPC BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY ARUN JAITLEY ■Rahul trying to manufacture a scam ■Invoked SC verdict on pricing, procedure, offset ■Recalls Bofors, Agusta, Herald to target Gandhis ■Challenged Rahul to authenticate audio tape ■No JPC need after SC order THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JANUARY 2 GOVT INTRODUCES AMENDMENTS TO AADHAAR LAW PAGE 9 NEW DELHI, JANUARY 2 NEW DELHI, JANUARY 2 CONTINUEDONPAGE2 ‘Audacity of conspirators of past scams’. Renuka Puri Inside Sabarimala: Kanakadurga, 42 and Bindu, 40 SHAJU PHILIP IN PARLIAMENT EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE UNDERLINING THAT the Supreme Court had already satisfied its “conscience” on the Rafale matter and there was, therefore, no need for a JPC probe into the deal, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday hit back at Rahul Gandhi, saying the Congress THE TWO women who entered the Sabarimala temple Wednesday,markinga firstafter the Supreme Court removed the traditionalage-linkedgenderbar last September, were under police protection since their first bid to enter the shrine nine days ago was blocked by protesters, oneof theirfamilymemberstold The Indian Express. But early Wednesday, the two women did not face any opposition from devotees inside CONTINUEDONPAGE2 Rajnath Singh to be chief guest at 13th Ramnath Goenka journalism awards Easespressureon stategovt, fresh ammofor Opp THE ENTRY in Sabarimala of two women in their 40s, the first time since the Supreme Court order three months ago, eases political pressure on the Left Front government in Kerala. For, it had vowed to implement the order but was stalled by protests. With the Lok Sabha polls just months away, this also gives fresh ammunition to the Congress and BJP, which will hope to capitalise on the anger among a wide section of society that has come out in support of the temple’s traditions. How the state government handles this will be key. BEACH SAND mining in Tamil Nadu, a tobacco giant’s campaign to get around the global anti-smoking treaty, the aspirations of women cricketers in Punjab, the life and death of those who keep our cities clean. These and many more such stories and images, captured accurately and fearlessly, will be honoured at the 13th edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards in New Delhi on January 4. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who will be the chief guest at the function this year, will hand over the awards to 29 winners in 18 categories — across print, broadcast and purely-digital — for outstanding work done in 2017. This year, the Indian media was at the centre of the #MeToo campaign, which saw several women journalists speak out against sexual harassment at the workplace and forced a Union Minister to step down from his post. To understand the movement and the role of editors in ensuring a safe working environment for employees, the awards on Friday will be followed by a panel discussion on the subject, ‘#MeToo in the Newsroom: What editors can and should do’. The panel will have four Will felicitate winners in 18 categories. Renuka Puri women editors and newsroom leaders: Dhanya Rajendran, cofounder and editor-inchief of The News Minute; Meenal Baghel, editor of Mumbai Mirror; Ritu Kapur, cofounderandchiefexecutive officer of The Quint; and Rupa Jha, head of Indian Languages, BBC WorldService. The discussion will be moderated by The Indian Express’s Deputy Editor Seema Chishti. The discussion will be followedbyaQ&Asessionwiththe audience. TheExpressGroupinstituted theRamnathGoenkaExcellence in Journalism Awards in 2005 as part of the centenary year celebrations of its founder, Ramnath CONTINUEDONPAGE2
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