www.indianexpress.com The IndianEXPRESS JOURNALISM OF COURAGE LATE CITY I PUNE I SATURDAY I JULY 23 I 2011 I 20 + 6 PAGES I Rs. 3.00 Daily from AHMEDABAD I CHANDIGARH I DELHI I JAMMU I KOLKATA I LUCKNOW I MUMBAI I NAGPUR I PUNE I VADODARA Edit PAGE 10 National Network Gr Noida housing land acquisitions of past 10 yrs to be made public NATIONAL INTEREST THE ARRESTING MOMENT BY SHEKHAR GUPTA PUNENewsline ● Sport PAGE 4 FLYOVER PROJECT HITS TRUST DEFICIT ● PAGE 20 Gagan Narang to get Khel Ratna, Somdev among Arjuna winners CIVIC BODY TO GET SOFTWARE TO CHECK SEX DETERMINATION TESTS Terrorists tear into Norway 7 KILLED AS BLAST ROCKS GUNMAN KILLS 10 AT POLITICAL OSLO CITY CENTRE, PM’S OFFICE YOUTH CAMP, LATER ARRESTED JIHADI GROUP SAYS WE DID IT, BLAMES AFGHAN WAR EYEWITNESS SAYS 20-25 BODIES AT CAMP, TOLL EXPECTED TO RISE ELISA MALA & J DAVID GOODMAN OSLO, JULY 22 T An injured woman is helped by a man at the scene of the blast that rocked central Oslo on Friday in the worst terror attack in Europe since London 7/7 four years ago. FULL COVERAGE PAGE 12 Easier said than done but BJP debates BSY’s exit Business as Usual By UNNY JOHNSON T A & MANOJ C G BANGALORE/NEW DELHI, JULY 22 FACING a difficult choice between maintaining the party’s image and realpolitik, the BJP central leadership has begun considering the possibility of sacrificing an electorally significant B S Yeddyurappa in Karnataka. BJP chief Nitin Gadkari, who returned from London today, is Dhoni bowls, Zaheer sits, Lord’s stumped On Day 2, Test 2000th, there was no sign of the No. 1 team India are SANDEEP DWIVEDI LONDON, JULY 22 A S ZAHEER Khan sat sipping tea on the Lord’s balcony while his team mates warmed up before the start of play on Day Two of the first Test, the intrigue over the thigh strain that India’s pace spearhead had suffered on Thursday was multiplying by the minute. The team management’s injury update on email read: “unavailable to bowl in the first innings but is likely to be fit to bowl in the second”. It was far too openended to clear any doubts. Sunil Gavaskar’s secondhand information on BBC Radio’s Test Match Special was less cryptic. “Wasim Akram had bumped into Zaheer at the team hotel this morning and he told me that the thigh had become tight. There is some kind of ‘knot’ due to strain,” he said on-air. Former England captain Tony Greig couldn’t help but take a dig at the situation as he wrote on twitter: “What is ZK doing smiling, he should be 1 ANCHOR PAGE Dhoni bowled ‘to give AP pacers a break’. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 learnt to have held informal consultations with his colleagues. The push for a change in the leadership is also coming from a section of the BJP in the state, headed by the party’s Karnataka president K S Eshwarappa, who hails from the same district as Yeddyurappa. According to BJP sources close to the Chief Minister, however, Yeddyurappa remains confident. He is set to arrive in New Delhi from his Mauritius trip tomorrow. Eshwarappa has officially stated that he would like to wait for the final report of the Lokayukta, indicting Yeddyurappa for illegal mining in the state, to be placed before the government before commenting on the indictment of the Chief Minister. However, he added on CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 AP ERRORISM ravaged longpeaceful Norway this afternoon when a blast ripped open buildings, including the Prime Minister’s office in the city centre, and a man dressed as a police officer opened fire at a nearby island youth camp. At least seven people were killed in the blast and 10 at the camp in Europe’s worst attack since the London train bombings of July 7, 2007. A terror group, Ansar al-Jihad alAlami, or the Helpers of the Global Jihad, has claimed responsibility. One eyewitness account said there were 20 to 25 bodies lying on the shore at a summer camp being held for youth, most of them 15 to 16 years of age, at the Utoya island, where the gunman opened fire. There were hundreds attending the camp organised by the youth wing of the Labor Party, and many jumped into the water to escape where some were shot. A suspect in the shooting was arrested, and police said he was linked to the bombing. The gunman, who was dressed as a police officer, reportedly just pulled out a gun and started firing into the crowd. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was at home working and escaped unhurt. There were no reports of other senior government officials being killed or wounded either. Stoltenberg’s office is on the 16th floor of the tallest building in the city centre square that was targeted. According to some reports, there may have been more than one blast.” The situation’s gone from bad to worse,” said Runar Kvernen, spokesman for the National Police Directorate. There were initial reports that Stoltenberg was scheduled to attend a meeting at the camp. A square in Oslo, where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded, was covered in twisted metal, shattered glass and documents expelled from surrounding buildings, which house government CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Government moves a step closer to 51% FDI in multi-brand retail SHRUTI SRIVASTAVA NEW DELHI, JULY 22 THE government today moved a step closer to allowing up to 51 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multibrand retail with a committee of secretaries (CoS) “unanimously” agreeing to allow global retail chains a majority shareholding in their Indian operations. The CoS, however, felt there was a need to specify certain conditions before these chains can set shop in the country. According to senior government officials, the CoS, chaired by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Kumar, suggested that the FDI be allowed in large retail chains on the condition that they invest at least $100 million, of which 50 per cent should be in back-end supply chain. To start with, these chains may be allowed to open outlets only in metros. The officials said today’s was most likely the last meeting of the CoS on the issue. “The proposal will now be placed before the Cabinet,” an official told The Indian Express. While the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) had recommended that foreign investors be allowed up to 51 per cent, the Consumer Affairs Ministry had suggested a 49 per cent cap. Earlier, DIPP officials had maintained that retail chains interested in investing in India would have to promote local employment and support the domestic industry, as well as source at least 50 per cent of the products from small and medium enterprises. Several MNCs, such as Wal-Mart, Carrefour and Tesco, have been eagerly CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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