TheIndianEXPRESS LATE CITY PUNE, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2014 20+6 (NEWSLINE) PAGES Rs. 3.00 JOURNALISM OF COURAGE DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD I CHANDIGARH I DELHI I KOLKATA I LUCKNOW I MUMBAI I NAGPUR I PUNE I VADODARA NATIONAL NETWORK Telangana Bill unlikely to be tabled in RS today (P6) IndianExpress.com PAGES 10, 11 Edit & Op-ed WHAT RAHUL WANTS twitter.com/IndianExpress facebook.com/IndianExpress PAGE 18 Sport Ryder, Bracewell out of second Test after bar brawl INTERNATIONAL Sushil Koirala is Nepal’s new Prime Minister (P14) by Mani Shankar Aiyar ■ SLOW EMPLOYMENT GROWTH IS A GRAVE CHALLENGE. POLITICAL URGENCY TO ADDRESS IT IS MISSING IndianExpress.com/Apps PUNENewsline ● SANJAY DUTT’S ‘ILLEGAL’ GUESTS IN JAIL: TOP OFFICIALS FACE ACTION ● PARDESHI ENDS INNINGS WITH ACTION AGAINST 19 STAFFERS ELECTIONS TASHI TOBGYAL 20 4 THE WARMUP Starting today, The Indian Express’s special coverage of the Lok Sabha election MUDGAL ❚ Calls Srinivasan’s conflict of interest ‘serious’; seeks probe against Raj Kundra too ECHOES OF AAP IN RAHUL REJIG ***** CONG’S GREAT SEEMANDHRA EXODUS PAGE 8 Isher Judge Ahluwalia with P Chidambaram, Arun Jaitley, Gursharan Kaur and others at the release of her book, Transforming our Cities: Postcards of Change, a collection of her Express columns, in Delhi Monday. REPORT, P 15 QUICK TAKES Two extra attempts for Civil Services Exam cleared Jan Lokpal: L-G lays down the law, Kejriwal does not step back PUNE: The Centre has approved two additional attempts for all categories of candidates appearing for the Civil Services Examination. P 7 FIR against Indresh NEW DELHI: An FIR has been lodged after a priest alleged threat from RSS leader Indresh Kumar. He said Kumar threatened him of dire consequences if he pursues statements against alleged involvement of RSS in terror cases. P 7 Business as Usual By UNNY EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 10 RESPONDING to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s angry attack that questioned his loyalty to the constitution, Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung has defended himself strongly and said he was strictly going by the book on the controversial Jan Lokpal Bill proposed by the city government. Jung said he had sought the Union law ministry’s opinion on Kejriwal’s claim that there was no need to seek the Centre’s approval before the Bill is tabled in the Assembly even though the predominant view backed the need for such approval. He also urged Kejriwal to reconsider his decision to hold an Assembly session at the Indira Gandhi Indoor stadium to pass the Bill on grounds of security and law enforcement. Responding to this, the chief minister said if the Delhi Police is “incompetent” to provide security, then adequate paramilitary forces and other forces should be sought from the Central government » SWARAJ BILL MAY BE NEW FLASHPOINT, CONG, BJP OPPOSE IT for the job. Kejriwal had slammed Jung Friday for seeking the opinion of the Solicitor General on the constitutionality of the Bill and said he should be loyaltotheconstitutionandnot toapartyorthehomeministry. A statement from Jung’s office said Monday that the L-G had replied to Kejriwal on Friday itself, clarifying his “need to follow procedures as mandated under the constitution of India” with regard to the Jan Lokpal Bill. Referring to rule 34 of the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 » INDEPENDENT MLA WITHDRAWS SUPPORT TO KEJRIWAL GOVT Reports, PAGE 2 MoEF to Solicitor Gen: Is plea in SC against Swatanter Kumar a valid complaint? ARUN MOHAN SUKUMAR NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 10 THE CENTRE has sought the opinion of the Solicitor General if National Green Tribunal chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar can be investigated on the basis of a law suit filed against him in connection with allegations of “sexual harassment” made against him by a former law intern. Referring to a writ petition filed against Kumar in the Supreme Court, the Ministry of Environment and Forests wants the SG’s counsel on whether the petition would count as a “written complaint” under the National Green Tribunal Act and Rules, 2010, The Indian Express has learnt. The ministry’s request to the SG takes cognisance of the fact that the Supreme Court “has not expressed any opinion on the allegations” made against Kumar. The request also does not refer to the veracity of the allegations. The NGT Act empowers the Central government to remove the tribunal’s chairperson if it is found he has “abused his position so as to render his continuance in CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MCI tells doctors: Use block letters when you write prescriptions ABANTIKA GHOSH NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 10 THE DAYS of doctors’ prescriptions being parallel lines of illegible scrawls punctuated by the odd circle to indicate dosage, may soon be a thing of the past. The executive committee of the Medical Council of India has decided that doctors should only write prescriptions in capital letters. If the prescription also includes other remarks such as dietary advice or recommended tests, then at least the drug names and dosages shouldbewrittenclearlyincapitals, the committee has ruled. Letters to this effect will soon be sent to all medical colleges, MCI chairperson Dr Jayshreeben Mehta told The Indian Express Monday. “The executive committee has just passed this proposal. The committee unanimously felt that drug names and dosages are at times not clearly writteninprescriptionscausing a lot of confusion among both chemists and patients. That is why we have decided that all prescriptions should be in capital letters. Once the order comes out, it will be sent to all medical colleges,” Mehta said. Committee members, sources said, made a strong CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 For 18 years, hockey legend waits for Rlys to grant him promotion ANAND SINGH AVISHEK G DASTIDAR NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 10 R EGARDED as one of India’s greatest hockey players ever, Mohammed Shahid mesmerised an entire generation with his dribbling skills. He was part of the team that won the gold at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, went on to captain the team and received the Arjuna Award and the Padma Shri. But all that glory has failed to earn him a promotion in the Railways for the last 18 years. 1 PAGE ANCHOR IPL betting: Panel indicts BCCI chief’s son-in-law MOHAMMED SHAHID Shahid, 54, has been working as an assistant sports officer since 1996, and now has only six years of service left. He says he has never written to any politician, or even to the Railways itself, to argue his case for a promotion. “My father taught me never to speak ill of the one who feeds you. If the Railways feels I deserve something, I will get it. Even if I were to retire as a chaprasi, I would still be known as the player who got the gold for India,” says Shahid, posted at the Diesel Loco Works factory in Varanasi. But the hurt comes across when he says that in 1981, when he was at the top of his game, he could have chosen to work for any organisation. “It used to be an honour to wear the Railways emblem,” he says, explaining his decision. He was promoted to senior sports officer in 2006, but the promotion was taken back in 2007 on the ground that it CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 UTKARSH ANAND NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 10 I N a major embarrassment for BCCI president N Srinivasan, a Supreme Court-appointed panel has held his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan guilty of betting and passing on team information during the IPL matches last year. The panel also said the concerns about Srinivasan’s conflict of interest were “serious” and may have “largescale ramifications on the functioning of cricket”. “The role of Meiyappan in Chennai Super Kings as a team official stands proved... allegations of betting and passing on information against him stand proved. However, the allegations of fixing require further investigation,” said the panel headed by Justice (retd) Mukul Mudgal, which submitted its report to a bench led by Justice A K Patnaik on Monday. The panel trashed the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Cloud over Royals, Chennai Super Kings EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 10 THE fate of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals appeared to hang in the balance on Monday after the Supreme Court-appointed panel clarified that BCCI-IPL may immediately terminate an agreement with a franchisee or owner if their acts hurt the reputation of the T20 league and the game of cricket. The panel has pointed out the relevant clauses in the franchise agreements be- tween BCCI and India Cements — which owns CSK — and Jaipur IPL Cricket Pvt Ltd, which owns Rajasthan Royals, to underline the situation in which the agreement could be annulled. Sub-clause (c) of clause 11.3 of the agreement says termination may result if “the franchisee, any franchisee group company and/or any owners acts in any way which has a material adverse effect upon the reputation or standing of the league, BCCI-IPL, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MUDGAL REPORT DHONI told panel Gurunath had nothing to do with CSK informed panel that matches involving CSK were fixed GURUNATH once bet against own team midway through innings SIX INDIA players figure in taped conversations with bookies TWO BCCI ex-presidents Meiyappan INTERNATIONAL players too suspected to be involved SREESANTH told police that three Indian players were gifted flats by bookies NAMES of top players allegedly involved in match-fixing have been given to court in sealed envelope FULL COVER AGE, PAGE 19
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