eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE Eat, Play, Love AHMEDABAD,LATE CITY JANUARY 6, 2019 22+6 (EYE) PAGES, ` 5.00 WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA IDEA EXCHANGE SUNDAY STORY PAGE 18 ‘IF 1984 GUILTY HAD BEEN PUNISHED, THERE WOULDN’T BE MUMBAI 1993, GUJARAT 2002’ PAGE 17 HASINA She comes back to power in Bangladesh, winning 288 out of 298 seats and decimating the Opposition in the process H S PHOOLKA, Senior lawyer ILLEGAL MINING CASE Mallya named first fugitive economic offender under new law CBI to probe Akhilesh; vendetta, cries SP over raids across Delhi, UP SADAF MODAK MUMBAI, JANUARY 5 A SPECIAL court Saturday declared Vijay Mallya a “fugitive economic offender”, the first such designation under the Fugitive Economic Offenders (FEO) Act, 2018. Special judge M S Azmi allowed in part a plea filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) last year asking that the businessman be declared a fugitive economic offender. “The hearing on the second part of the application that is for confiscation of properties mentioned in the application and the list annexed to the central government would be commenced from the next date,” the operative part of the order said. The ‘second part’ will be heard on February 5. The courtwill hear Mallya, ED, as well as several intervention applications, including by banks, on the confiscation of properties under the Act. The court rejected a request from advocates representing Mallya that the order be stayed for four weeks, saying it did not have the power under the FEO Act to stay its own order. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 EXPLAINED E ● The noose tightens UNDER THE Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018, an offender is one against whom an arrest warrant for a scheduled offence — where the total value involved is Rs 100 crore or more — has been issued by a court, and who has left India so as to avoid criminal prosecution, and being abroad, refuses to return to India to face criminal prosecution. Mallya has been declared a proclaimed offender under the CrPC earlier; the declaration under the FEO Act increases the pressure on him to return. IAS officer B Chandrakala’s home raided, CBI FIR names 11 accused DEEPTIMAN TIWARY NEW DELHI, JANUARY 5 SNOW BLANKET It snowed across Kashmir from late afternoon Friday to Saturday morning; plains of the Valley saw among the heaviest snow in recent years, Met officials said. Srinagar had 10 inches of snowfall until 8.30 am Saturday; Gulmarg had 2 feet Shuaib Masoodi FIR against 28 after stray cattle are herded inside school in UP MANISH SAHU LUCKNOW, JANUARY 5 POLICE INShahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh have lodged an FIR against eight named and 20 unidentified persons for allegedly herding stray cattle inside a government primary school after breaking open the lock on the school’s gate in Nagaria Bhujurgh village in the Jalalabad police station area late January 2 night. By the time a team of the district administration and police reached the school on January 3 however, the animals had been led out of the school premises. Following an inquiry, an FIR was lodged under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, and for damage to property, Station House Officer of RAHUL SLAMS PM ON BHAVNAGAR CLASH NOT IN OUR HANDS: CBI ON PROSECUTING EX-COPS IN ISHRAT ENCOUNTER CASE PAGE 3 BIG PICTURE PAGES 8-9 UP’s Animal Farm Farmers desperate to keep stray cattle away from fields locking up cows and bulls everywhere. district magistrates on January 2, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reportedly directed that stern action be taken against those who Jalalabad police station, Harender Singh, said. No one has been arrested so far. In a video conference with had locked up the animals in a government building, as well as against the owners of the cattle. Adityanath also directed the district magistrates to ensure that stray cattle across the state are shifted to cow shelters by January 10. On January 1, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet had cleared a proposal to impose a “Gau Kalyan cess” (cow welfare cess) on eight “profitmaking” public sector departments to generate funds for setting up and maintaining temporary cow shelters across the state. Nagaria Bhujurgh village, which has mixed population of Hindus and Muslims, is around 40 km from Shahjahanpur town. Block Education Officer, Jalalabad (Shahjahanpur), Anuj Kumar, said that on January 3 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 REPORT CARD Only 7.35% of green energy MoUs inked in Vibrant Gujarat summits materialised so far AVINASH NAIR AHMEDABAD, JANUARY 5 GUJARAT Badminton champions Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap on life, love and their game IN THE last eight editions of Vibrant Gujarat Global summits, beginning from 2003, the Gujarat government signed investment proposals or MoUs to the tune of Rs 5.48 lakh crore in the renewable energy sector alone, promising installation of a phenomenal 58,800 MW of green power generation capacity in the state. However, till January 3, 2019, only 7.35 per cent — Rs 40,345 crore — of the promised investments have 8 EDITIONS, 15 YEARS, NEARLY HALF OF AGREEMENTS SHELVED 2013 2015 2017 Total No. of MoUs signed 2003 3 4 1 71 66 153 105 156 559 Projects Commissioned 3 3 1 23 10 22 26 17 105 No. of MoUs dropped - 1 - 48 56 128 74 0 307 fructified, according to the state government figures. In terms of power generation capacity, only 6,870 MW of has been commissioned, which is about 12 per cent of the proposed capacity generation of 58,800 MW promised during the Vibrant Gujarat 2005 2007 2009 2011 summits, a centrepiece of Narendra Modi’s tenure as Gujarat chief minister. The gap between employment generated and those promised by the MoUs, signed between 2003 and 2017 in the renewable energy sector, is even stark. According to the figures from the state Energy & Petrochemicals Department, of the 1.92 lakh jobs promised to be generated by renewable energy projects, the actual employment generated till January 3, 2019 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE CBI will examine the alleged roles of Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and his former Cabinet colleague Gayatri Prajapati in a case of illegal mining, according to an FIR filed by the agency on January 2. On Saturday, the CBI searched 14 locations across Delhi and UP in connection with the case, which deals with illegal mining in Hamirpur between 2012 and 2016. In the FIR filed on January 2, the CBI said,””The role of then mining ministers concerned during relevant period may be looked into during the course of investigation of the case”” The CBI is probing the case on the orders of the Allahabad High Court. Both Yadav and Prajapati held the mining portfolio between 2012 and 2016, when the alleged irregularities in the mining of minor minerals was supposed to have happened. The locations raided on Saturday include the residences of SP MLC Ramesh Kumar Mishra and BSP leader Sanjay Akhilesh and Maya talk UP seats, could split all but 6 LALMANI VERMA NEW DELHI, JANUARY 5 Irregularities took place between 2012 and 2016, says the CBI. Vishal Srivastav Dixit, apart from then Hamirpur District Magistrate B Chandrakala, among others. The premises searched are spread across Delhi, Hamirpur, Jalaon, Noida, Kanpur and Lucknow and are associated with the 11 accused mentioned in the CBI FIR. Calling the raids “political vendett”, SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhry said, “The CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SEEKING NON-YADAV OBC and non-Jatav Dalit votes, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) have decided to keep space open for non-dominant caste parties in their upcoming alliance for the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh. Towards that end, the BSP and SP leaderships have agreed to keep aside two seats for such smaller parties, sources said. There was broad agreement that the BSP and SP would contest 37 seats each, leaving the remaining six for allies, including two each for the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and the Congress, the sources said. The seat sharing arrangement was discussed in a meeting of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP president Mayawati in CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Some want chowkidaar removed at any cost: PM Sabarimala: Violence in Kannur, Centre seeks state’s report SAMPAD PATNAIK LIZ MATHEW & SHAJU PHILIP BHUBANESWAR, JANUARY 5 PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi on Saturday hit out at the Congress, accusing it of working at the behest of middlemen during the UPA’s term and saying “some people want the chowkidaar removed at any cost”. Addressing a rally in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, he praised Defence Minister Niramala Sitharaman’s speech during the Rafale debate in Parliament, before going on to attack the Congress, “They want to remove the chowkidaar at any cost. Whether it is a society, flat, factory or mohalla, thieves always first conspire to remove the chowkidaar... Thieves cannot tolerate a chowkidaar”. Taking on the Congress over Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland case, he said, “They are also disturbed because their secrets are unraveling. One of his letters exposed how top Congress leaders and ministers were intimately known to him. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 NEW DELHI, THIRUVANTHAPURAM, JAN 5 WITH PROTESTS over the entry of women into Sabarimala spiralling into violence in Kannur and other districts of Kerala, the Centre has sought a report from the state government on the situation. “We have asked for a report. It has not come yet,” Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh told The Sunday Express. Asked if the Centre was concerned about the developments in Kerala, Singh said, “The situation should come under control soon.” In Delhi, the BJP alleged that the violence was unleashed by the LDF government and warned that the state government and the CPI(M) would “face consequences under constitutional provisions.” “This an issue of devotees, an issue concerning Hindu society... Instead of dealing with the matter in a sensible way, the state government has wreaked havoc, resulting in injuries to a lot of devotees and the death of a Sabarimala activist Rahul Easwar addresses a press conference in Kochi on Saturday. PTI devotee,” BJP spokesperson GVL Rao said at a press conference in the party head quarters. “We want to warn, advise and caution the Kerala government to stop this state sponsored violence forthwith,” he said. Kannur district, which has been tense since the Wednesday hartal called by the Sabarimala Action Council, backed by the BJP, over the entry of women into Sabarimala, stayed tense with attacks and counter-attacks bycadres of the CPI(M) and the RSS. On Thursday night, a bomb was hurled at the house of a local CPI(M) leader in Thalasery. The following night, a local leader of the DYFI, the youth outfit of the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 WORLD Interstellar craft’s navigator looks at New Horizons and beyond SOWMIYA ASHOK NEW DELHI, JANUARY 5 HIS WORK at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, is rather like solving a mathematics problem on which a friend too, is working, says Dr Shyamkumar Bhaskaran — “If both have the same answer, then that is good enough.” Dr Bhaskaran leads an independent navigation team at JPL that supported the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) of Johns Hopkins University on the New Horizons Mission. On New Year’s Day, the mission presented the world with a pixelated blob that was the first image of Ultima Thule, a tiny, icy, trans-Neptunian object in the Kuiper Belt, which became, as the New Horizons spacecraft sped past it, the farthest object ever visited by humankind. Later images brought Ultima Thule into sharper focus — a snowman-like object that could, along with the countless other objects in the Kuiper Belt, hold the key to our understanding of the origin of the Solar System. It was by a pleasant coincidence that the New Horizons rendezvous with Ultima Thule took place on the first day of the year. “The flyby is determined by orbital mechanics, we can’t change it by very much, the dynamics of the Solar System does play a role,” Dr Bhaskaran said in a Skype interview. “These flybys Dr Shyamkumar Bhaskaran are very critical, all you’ve got is one shot to get it right and if you don’t, you have sort of lost the mission basically.” Bhaskaran was born in Mumbai to parents who both worked at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, and his fascination with space began in 1968 with first glimpses of the Apollo Mission on television after his parents emigrated to the United States. Reading science fiction and watching the Star Trek series further fanned his interest in space exploration. He now supervises the Outer Planets Navigation Group at JPL that fo- cuses on planets beyond Mars. The independent navigation team on the New Horizons Mission compared notes with the APL team over whether the navigation was on track. “We do the same thing that the main navigation team does, we take tracking data from antennae, we process that data, figure out where the spacecraft is, and where it is going and we give that answer to the APL. We would get our solution, they would get their solution, and we would come together and say here is where we think we are going, they would say here is where we think we are going, and the consistency of results will provide the project confidence that the navigation is going properly.” Two weeks before crunch time, Bhaskaran’s team flew to APL in Maryland where the two teams worked together in a large room, meeting every afternoon to exchange notes and thrash out CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 FOREIGN STUDENTS IN TOP UNIVERSITIES SHOULD STAY AND HELP US GROW: TRUMP XI’S 1ST ORDER TO ARMY IN 2019: BE READY FOR BATTLE PAGE 21
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