DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA SC says need to share info when issue is rights, corruption REG.NO. MCS/067/2018 - 20 RNI REGN. NO. 1543/57 JOURNALISM OF COURAGE FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019, MUMBAI, LATE CITY, 22 PAGES GOVT’S RAFALE SECRECY PLEA ● `5.00, WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM SINCE 1932 OnemoreMumbaicivictragedy: Pilgrim corridor: India, Pak start talking, put differences on table 6killedinbridgecollapseatCST KARTARPUR TALKS BEGIN AT ATTARI NAVJEEVAN GOPAL & SHUBHAJIT ROY ATTARI, NEW DELHI, MARCH 14 ANANTHAKRISHNAN G NEW DELHI, MARCH 14 KEY DIFFERENCES on major aspects have emerged between India and Pakistan over the Kartarpur corridor as officials from both sides met for the first time at Attari Thursday. Fromwhoshouldbeallowed access to when and how, both sides had divergent views at the meetingtodiscussmodalitiesfor pilgrims to pay obeisance at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan through the proposed Kartarpur Sahib corridor. OBSERVING THAT even organisations outside the purview of the Right to Information Act will have to share information if the issue is one of corruption or human rights, the Supreme Court Thursday reserved its order on the government’s claim of privilege over certain documents submitted by petitioners seeking a review of its December 14, 2018 order that dismissed PILs CONTINUEDONPAGE2 At the meeting in Attari on Thursday. PTI Thedifferencesthatemerged: ■ While India wants 5,000 pilgrims to visit in a single day, Pakistan wants only 500 to 700 pilgrims daily, citing logistical constraints. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Silver lining at UN: Global consensus, first China blink BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY SHUBHAJIT ROY NEW DELHI, MARCH 14 The foot overbridge which collapsed in Mumbai on Thursday. Prashant Nadkar NEERAJ TIWARI, SRINATH RAO & MOHAMED THAVER MUMBAI, MARCH 14 SIX PEOPLE were killed and at least 31 others injured when a portion of the foot overbridge at the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station in south Mumbai collapsed Thursday evening. Passengers in a taxi had a lucky escape after parts of debris crushed its roof and bonnet. The roughly 50-m structure, whichisalsoknownasHimalaya bridge, was built in the 1980s by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and is one of the three points of entry to the station. Officials claimed this bridgeseesadailyfootfallof over 10,000. Those killed in the accident were identified as Apurva Prabhu (35), Ranjana Tambe (40), Bhakti Shinde (40), Zahid Siraj Khan (32), Tapendra Singh (35) andMohan Kayangudi(58). CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MOREREPORTS,PAGE3 Among dead: 3 nurses, 2 in hospital they worked SADAF MODAK & SANJANA BHALERAO MUMBAI, MARCH 14 THREE of the six dead in the foot overbridge collapse at the CSMT railway station Thursday were nurses at Gokuldas Tejpal (GT) Hospital nearby — two of them were rushed to the same hospi- tal they worked at. Hospital staff said that while they were prepared for casualties, they were stunned when they saw the first few patients wheeled in: Apurva Prabhu (35) and Ranjana Tambe (40), both nurses at the hospital who were on their way to begin their night shift. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 WHILE NEW Delhi has reason to be disappointed at Beijing’s fourth technical hold on the proposal to list Jaishe-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the UN, its diplomatic gains are not to be underestimated. Top officials explained that few were expecting China to change its stand given how it views Pakistan as a “strategic weapon.” While questions are being raised over the relevance of the Wuhan spirit in a CONTINUEDONPAGE2 Beijing claims it needs more time, Delhi more cautious than before SHUBHAJIT ROY & SOWMIYA ASHOK NEW DELHI, BEIJING, MARCH 14 A DAY after China put a technical hold on a proposal to list Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the United Nations Security Council, New Delhi was cautious in its response to what JeM chief it sees as a Masood deeply complex Azhar relationship with China. Mindful of the consensus evolved from Astana to Xiamen to Wuhan that “differences cannot become disputes”, sources CONTINUEDONPAGE2 15 BSP leaders cross over, BJP chips away at alliance LALMANI VERMA NEW DELHI, MARCH 14 WITH LESS than a month to go for the Lok Sabha polls, and just two months after the BSP announced a seat-sharing tie-up with the SP in UP, at least 15 prominent leaders of the Mayawati-led party has DECISION 2019 switched to the BJP, including 11 who have contested on its symbolinstateandgeneralelections. Across the state, which goes to polls in seven phases starting April 11, 28 leaders from different Opposition parties, also includingtheSP,RLDandCongress, have joined the BJP over the last month. But BSP leaders form a clearmajorityinthatgroup,with at least one admitting that his move was aimed at securing a ticket from his constituency. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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