eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE Out of the Box PUNE,LATECITY FEBRUARY3,2019 22+4(NEWSLINE)+6(EYE)PAGES,`5.00 DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA SUNDAY STORY BIG PICTURE PAGE 11 WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM As the architecture department of India’s premier planning and architecture college celebrates its platinum jubilee, a look back at the beginning and blossoming of the discipline in the country PAGES 12-13 Why everybody loves UBI Other Side of the Mirror Interim budget has given an assured income to farmers, Congress has promised a minimum guaranteed income. The basics of the debate As the Supreme Court clears the decks to reopen dance bars, the stories of some of the lives that changed one night in 2005 ELGAAR PARISHAD CASE Teltumbde arrested, released; court says action illegal, contempt of SC SC had given him protection from arrest for 4 weeks What SC said on January 14 Modi at the Thakurnagar rally, Saturday. Partha Paul RALLIES IN BATTLEGROUND BENGAL After budget, Modi hardsells sops for farmers, middle class RAVIK BHATTACHARYA & SANTANU CHOWDHURY THAKURNAGAR, DURGAPUR, KOLKATA, FEBRUARY 2 INHISfirstpublicralliesafterthe presentation of the interim budget,PrimeMinisterNarendra ModiSaturdayhailedthebudget as a “historic” step for small farmers and the middle class. Speaking in West Bengal, Modi askedtheTrinamoolCongressto back the citizenship amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha. “Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay’s Pather Panchali was notonlyadaptedformasterpiece cinema [by Satyajit Ray], it also showed the picture of villages of Bengal with poverty and unemployment.Unfortunately,several decades after independence the picture remains unchanged in WestBengal.Ourgovernmentin the last four and a half years has made an honest effort to alleviate their situation,” Modi said at public meeting organised by the All India Matua Mahasangha in Thakurnagar. Thakurnagar, located about 60kmnortheastof Kolkataclose CONTINUEDONPAGE2 RAM TEMPLE MUST BE BUILT AT THE EARLIEST: SHAH PAGE 5 CHANDAN HAYGUNDE & SUSHANT KULKARNI PUNE, FEBRUARY 2 DALIT SCHOLAR and civil rights activist Anand Teltumbde’s fortunes swung from disappointmenttodespairtorelief inamatter of 24 hours after a court in Pune first rejected his application for anticipatory bail and, after Teltumbde was picked up by police, declared his arrest illegal. Teltumbde was released Saturday evening after the completion of formalities. In the afternoon, the court said that the Supreme Court would be informed about his illegal arrest. The renowned academic, who teaches at the Goa Institute of Management, was arrested before dawn at Mumbai airport after the court turned down his anticipatory bail plea earlier on Friday evening. “What has happened (arrest by Pune Police) is highly embarrassing for a person of internationalstaturelikeme.Iclaimthat there are very few people in the Scholar-activist Anand Teltumbde leaves the court with his family in Pune on Saturday evening. Arul Horizon country with a profile like me,” Teltumbde said after he was released. He rubbished the Pune Police charges against him: “These are all concocted charges based on completely fabricated evidence,” he said. Teltumbde predicted that allegations about his visit to Paris for a conference at the behest of a banned Maoist outfit, would “boomerang”. Teltumbde’s brother-in-law and Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar was among those present in the courtroom during the arguments over his arrest. Farm income support a major policy shift: Garg WORK BEGINS ON FARM SCHEME ABHISHEK SAHA WITH AGRICULTURE prices remainingdepressedovertimeand termsoftradeturningagainstthe farmers, the natural policy responsewastoprovidethemadirect income support scheme, Department of Economic Affairs SecretarySubhashChandraGarg said Saturday. Existing policy interventions were insufficient to mitigate farm distress, Garg said — and the direct income support scheme “marks a very major departure in the history of the country... of trying to deliver a To ensure the quick disbursement of the first installment of cash transfers to small farmers, the Centre has asked states to identify beneficiaries for the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme announced in the budget FULL COVERAGE PAGE 3, NEWSLINE Govt picks new Director of CBI, Oppn dissents EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 2 TWENTY-TWO days after Alok Verma was ousted as CBI chief, the Centre Saturday appointed Rishi Kumar Shukla, a 1983batch IPS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre, the agency’s new Director.ShuklawastheMadhya Pradesh police chief until January when he was transferred by the Kamal Nath governmentas chairman of policehousing. T h e He is a 1983- Appointments batch, MPCommittee of cadre officer the Cabinet (ACC) named Shukla even as Mallikarjun Kharge,theCongressmemberin the Prime Minister-headed selection panel, sent a dissent note that S Javed Ahmed, a 1983batch UP cadre CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Citizenship: Situation challenging but peaceful, says Assam chief secy SUNNY VERMA, AANCHAL MAGAZINE & ANIL SASI Teltumbde is among 22 people named as accused in the Elgaar Parishad case for alleged CPI(Maoist)links.OnJanuary14, while rejecting his plea to quash the Pune Police FIR against him, the Supreme Court had granted him protection from arrest for fourweeks,sothathecouldseek bail from the trial court. Teltumbde had accordingly filed the plea for anticipatory bail on January 18. Thecourtdeniedhimreliefon Friday, saying the investigating CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ON JANUARY 14, the Supreme Court had said that the “investigation (against Teltumbde) is getting bigger and bigger”, and it was not inclined to quash the FIR. However, the court said: “...Counsel for the petitioner submits that interim protection against arrest granted by the High Court on 15th October, 2018... remained in force until... 18th January, 2019. We extend the said interim protection for a period of four weeks from today within which the petitioner may seek regular/pre-arrest bail from the Competent Authority...” MP EX-DGP RISHI KR SHUKLA NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 2 WORLD benefittothepeoplewhoitisintended for”. The interim budget 2019-20 announced a scheme to provide CONTINUEDONPAGE2 WITH PROTESTS across Assam against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill continuing to intensify, state Chief Secretary Alok Kumar Saturday said the “situationischallenging”andappealed for “peaceful and democratic” protests. Kumar made the remarks at a press conference along with Additional Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna, DGP Kuladhar Saikia and IGP (Special Branch) Hiren Nath in Guwahati Saturday, just days after the BJP district unit presi- NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 2 FOUR DAYS after speaking to All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Saturday dialled Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and discussed the human rights situation in Kashmir, The Sunday Express has learnt. Thephoneconversationsbetween Pakistan’s Foreign Syed Ali Shah Geelani MinisterandHurriyatleadersare unusual,andNewDelhihadearliersummonedPakistan’senvoy over what it called “direct interference”inIndia’sinternalaffairs. Sources said Qureshi and Geelanihadan“in-depthdiscussion” on the deteriorating situation in Jammu and Kashmir and MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 2 WITH JUST a week left, the UK HomeSecretary,SajidJavid,isyet to formally order liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India. After the Westminster Magistrates’CourtonDecember 9, 2018, ordered Mallya’s extradition, the Home Secretary has two months to review and for- mally approve the extradition. “Westminster Magistrates’ Court(on10December)sentthe case of Vijay Mallya to the Home Secretary for a decision on whether to order extradition. The Home Secretary has two months to make his decision,” the official spokesperson of the UK Home Office told The Indian Express. The spokesperson said the Home Secretary may, “by law, UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid only consider four issues whether the person would be subject to the death penalty; whetherspecialityarrangements are in place (these ensure that a person can only be tried for the OBJECTING TO the appointment of Rishi Kumar Shukla as CBI Director in a dissent note to the Centre, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge Saturday said the officer had no experience handling anti-corruption cases and alleged that the selection criterion mandated by law had been diluted. Kharge, who was part of the three-member selection panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that the government replaced the criterion of “experience in investigation in anti-corruption cases” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Masala Sprinkled Crackers the “gross human rights violations” in Kashmir. While there was no official responsetothephoneconversation, India had warned Pakistan of “implications” if they did not desist from such actions. This had been conveyed by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale to Pakistan High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood Wednesday night,afterQureshi’sphoneconversationwithMirwaizTuesday. Sources said that it is “extremely unusual” for a top CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 offences for which he has been extradited);whethertheperson haspreviouslybeenextraditedto the UK from another territory; and whether a person has been transferred to the UK by the International Criminal Court”. According to UK guidelines, the Secretary of State (Javid) has to make a decision within two months of the day the case is sent, otherwise, the person may CONTINUEDONPAGE2 NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 2 PRESENTING Deadline week away, UK yet to approve Mallya extradition KHUSHBOO NARAYAN MANOJ CG & SUSHANT SINGH NEW Qureshi again: After Mirwaiz, Pak Minister dials Geelani of the Hurriyat SHUBHAJIT ROY PUTIN TO SUSPEND NUCLEAR ARMS TREATY AFTER US DOES THE SAME INDIAN-AMERICANS QUESTION US GOVT’S ENTRAPMENT OF 129 INDIAN STUDENTS P 17 GUWAHATI, FEBRUARY 2 dent of Tinsukia district, Lakheswar Moran was assaulted by protesters. “The situation is peaceful but challenging. On a scale from one toten,itisslowlyprogressing,”said Kumar. He also appealed for “peacefulanddignified”andasked ifthesituationwasprogressingfor “the worse or the better”, Kumar said,“Thatisforyoutodecide.” AccordingtoKumar,thestate and Centre have been advised about an imminent “law and order” situation if the Bill is pushed. “Yes, in various meetings and otherwise. We had expressed views and opinions (about law and order).” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Selection norm diluted, Shukla is not qualified enough: Kharge Masala lagega toh mazaa badega @parleproducts /parleproducts Visit: www.parleproducts.com Images are for visual representation only. Actual products may differ from those shown above.
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