DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2019, LUCKNOW, LATE CITY, 18 PAGES `5.00 WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM SINCE 1932 LOK SABHA DEBATE GETS OFF TO ACRIMONIOUS START 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 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 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 — with an unidentified person being made public, Goa’s Health Minister Vishwajit Rane called it a “conspiracy”. He said he 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 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ‘SC satisfied conscience... Cong manufactured scam’ THE EXCHANGE OF BARBS RAHUL GANDHI ■ PM favoured Anil Ambani ■ PM unilaterally fixed requirement at 36 aircraft ■ Former French president Hollande and President Macron contradicted govt ■ Goa minister audio tape ■ Demands JPC BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY ARUN JAITLEY ■Rahul trying to manufacture a scam ■SC has already satisfied its conscience ■Targets Gandhis with Bofors, Agusta, Herald ■Challenged Rahul to authenticate audio tape ■No JPC need after SC order CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 PAGE5 ‘Audacity of conspirators of past scams’. Renuka Puri Cong members send paper planes flying towards Jaitley, Speaker admonishes them NEW DELHI, JANUARY 2 IN DEAD OF NIGHT, TWO WOMEN ENTER SABARIMALA SHRINE NEW DELHI, JANUARY 2 NEW DELHI, JANUARY 2 DEEPTIMAN TIWARY EXPRESS NETWORK 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 AS THE Opposition and governmenttradedchargesinafiercely contested debate over the Rafale deal, Parliament Wednesday was adjourned multiple times afterprotests,wavingof placards and Congress members even hurling paper planes during Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s counter to Congress presidentRahulGandhi’sallegations. TV grab shows paper planes hurled by Cong members. PTI The House was finally adjourned for the day at 5 pm with the suspension of 26 AIADMK Rajnath Singh to be chief guest at 13th Ramnath Goenka journalism awards MPs, who protested in the well shouting slogans and raising placards in protest against a Cauvery water project in Karnataka. As Jaitley attacked “the family” and raised issues of the National Herald case and the Bofors and AgustaWestland cases, Congress members gatheredinthewellandshoutedslogans of “Chowkidar Chor hai”. In reply, the treasury benches shouted: “Maa, beta chor hain”. At least four of Congress CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 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 — acrossprint,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 women editors and newsroom Will felicitate winners in 18 categories. Renuka Puri leaders: Dhanya Rajendran,co-founder and editor-in-chief of The News Minute; Meenal Baghel, editor of Mumbai Mirror; Ritu Kapur, cofounder and chief executive officer of The Quint; and Rupa Jha, head of Indian Languages,BBCWorld Service. 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 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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