DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2019, LUCKNOW, LATE CITY, 22 PAGES JOURNALISM OF COURAGE `5.00 WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM SINCE 1932 Abhinandan ED searches homes of Chanda Kochhar, Dhoot WAVE OF RELIEF ACROSS NATION AS PAKISTAN HANDS OVER IAF PILOT AT WAGAH Wing Commander returns, IAF says happy he’s back Under scrutiny An Enforcement Directorate team Friday searched the South Mumbai residence of Chanda Kochhar, former chief executive andMDof ICICIBank,andtheoffices of NuPower Renewables Pvt Ltd run by her husband Deepak Kochhar in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities in sanctioning of loans by ICICI Bank. KAMALDEEP SINGH BRAR ATTARI (AMRITSAR), MARCH 1 REPORT, PAGE 15 UTTAR PRADESH TRANSFORMING LIVES Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at the Wagah-Attari border on Friday night. PTI ENDING AN anxious wait that saw day turn to night, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the IAF pilot who was captured two days ago by thePakistanArmy afterhisMiG21 Bison was shot down as he chased PAF intruders, returned home Friday night via the Wagah-Attari border crossing. Attired in civilian clothes, he walked across the Zero Line at 9.20 pm as the Pakistan Rangers handed him over to the BSF. Group Captain J T Kurien, Air Advisor in the Indian High Commission, and Fareeha Bugti, Director (India) in the Pakistan ForeignOffice,hadaccompanied him to the crossing. He was whisked away by IAF personnel, andthehundredswhohadgathered there to welcome him failed to catch a glimpse. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Radar imagery confirms 4 buildings in Jaish madrasa were hit: Official Assessment of terrorist casualties is ‘purely speculative’ SUSHANT SINGH NEW DELHI, MARCH 1 WHEN THE Indian Air Force (IAF) struck the Jaish-eMohammad training camp at Balakot on Monday-Tuesday night, it hit the four buildings it had targeted inside the campus of Madrasa Taleem-ul-Quran, BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY SHELLING AT LOC Jammu: Indian forces retaliated Friday night after Pakistan Army used medium artillery to shell Salotri in Poonch. Three of a family were killed. top government sources have told The Indian Express. They said that limitations of technical intelligence and lack of ground intelligence at this point make any assessment of terrorists killed in the attack “purely speculative”. Sourcessaidthatintelligence agencies have evidence, in the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 States which sponsor terror must stop: Sushma at OIC SHUBHAJIT ROY NEW DELHI, MARCH 1 UNDERLINING THAT the fight against terrorism is not a confrontation against any religion, ExternalAffairsMinisterSushma Swaraj told Organisation of CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 In Abu Dhabi, Friday. PTI Jaish chief Azhar with us and ailing: Pak RAHUL TRIPATHI NEW DELHI, MARCH 1 ADMITTING THAT Jaish-eMohammad chief Masood Azhar is in Pakistan and is “unwell”, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Friday said his government can act against Azhar only if India presents “solid” and “inalienable” evidence thatcanstandin a court of law. Needproof His remarks onAzhar: come amid Qureshi heightened tension between India and Pakistan in the wake of the February 14 Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF men were killed by a suicide bomber for which Jaish had claimed responsibility. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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