THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE A Raga for the Fast Lane How Indian classical music’s guru-shishya tradition is coping with the onslaught of technology, change in power dynamics NEWDELHI,LATECITY SEPTEMBER6,2020 18PAGES,`6.00 (`8 PATNA & RAIPUR, ` 12SRINAGAR) DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA PAGES 15, 16, 17 WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM Steady rise DAY AFTER RAJNATH-WEI MEETING IN MOSCOW After years, Govt plans in share of new development bank daily-wagers for big infra funding in suicides, AANCHAL MAGAZINE & The flip P VAIDYANATHAN IYER side of a 23% in 2019 Beijingsaysresponsibilityentirely with Delhi watches Beijing next NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 5 ● state DFI India;DelhisaysChinaviolatedpacts HARIKISHAN SHARMA step, Jaishankar and Wang NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 5 EXPRESS NETWORK KRISHN KAUSHIK may meet in Moscow NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 5 NASTY SITUATION... THE SHARE of daily-wage earners among those who died by suicide has been steadily rising, doublingto23.4percentin2019 as compared to six years before. At nearly a quarter of the suicides, or 32,563 of the total 1,39,123, the daily-wage earners comprised the largest chunk of such deaths recorded by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) last year. The data for daily-wage earners excludes agricultural labourers. Tamil Nadu saw the most number of suicides by dailywage earners (5,186), followed by Maharashtra (4,128),Madhya Pradesh (3,964), Telangana (2,858) and Kerala (2,809). 'House wives' made up the secondlargestchunkamongsuicide deaths, at 21,359 or 15.4 per cent of the total, in 2019. However, their share as well as that of those engaged in the farming sector in suicides has been declining. Agricultural labourersareaseparatesub-category under persons working in the farming sector and accountedfor3.1percentof thetotal suicides in 2019. The NRCB started categorising daily-wagers in its 'Accidental Deaths & Suicides' data only in 2014. Thatyear,they made up 12 per cent of suicide deaths, but the figure has been rising sharply since — 17.8 per cent in 2015, 19.2 per cent CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 IN FIRST remarks after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his ChinesecounterpartGeneralWei FenghemetinMoscowtodiscuss the Ladakh crisis, India Saturday said Singh told the Chinese to “work with the Indian side for complete disengagement at the earliest from all friction areas including Pangong Lake as well as de-escalation in border areas in accordance with the bilateral agreements and protocols”. In a statement, the Ministry of Defence quoted Singh saying the “current situation should be CHINA GOING AT IT STRONGLY: TRUMP PAGE 5 handled responsibly” and “neither side should takeanyfurther action that could either complicate the situation or escalate matters in the border areas”. The Chinese statement on the meeting quoted Wei saying “the relationship between the two countries and the armed forceshasbeenseverelyaffected CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SUNDAY STORY PAGE 13 LEH AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL The 4-decade wait and engineering triumphs leading to Atal Tunnel at Rohtang Pass With NCP feeling heat for Covid surge in Pune, Pawar steps in AJAY JADHAV & MANOJ MORE PUNE, SEPTEMBER 5 FOR THE last three days, NCP leader Sharad Pawar has been campinginPune,meetingdistrict and health officials, corporators andhisownpartyworkers,todiscuss ways to contain the spread ofCovid-19inthecitywhichnow has the highest number of infected people in the country. Sharad Pawar leaves after a review meeting on Covid in Pune on Saturday. Ashish Kale On Saturday, he sat through the weekly review meeting of thedistrictadministration, inhis capacity as a Rajya Sabha member hailing from the district. He followed it up with a meeting with elected members of the district in Parliament and the state Assembly. Union minister Prakash Javadekar, who is a resident of Pune, was also present at the two meetings. On Thursday, Pawar had CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SHUBHAJIT ROY NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 5 THE DAY after Indian and Chinese Defence Ministers met in Moscow, the highest level inperson meeting between the two sides since the Ladakh standoff began early May, officialsinNewDelhiindicatedthey are watching whether General Wei Fenghe has the heft to influence the Beijing top brass on complete disengagement and de-escalation along the Line of My ISOLATION Aweeklywindowintolives ofIndia’snewsmakersand impactofthepandemiconit PAGE 12 Actual Control. While both sides stuck to stated positions and blamed each other in official statements issued after the meeting, Delhi willwaitforthenextstepsonthe ground. There is a view within South Block that this time the Chinesewillbetestedonthesincerity of their commitment to the resolution of the crisis, especially after Indian troops occupied strategic heights along the LAC in the Chushul sector. Until Friday, in-person CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 E WHEN compared with banks, a DFI provides longterm finance for social and economic infrastructure where risks may be higher than what the ordinary financial system may be willing to bear. Raising funds for a state-owned DFI will be easy but the top management may be risk-averse fearing government agencies. A private DFI with minority government stake will increase its appetite for risks. Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP). Finance Minister Nirmala SitharamanhadonAugust10inaugurated an NIP online CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Uttar Pradesh jumps 10 places to rank second in ease of doing business Odisha to protest rankings; user feedback new factor NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 5 SHASHI THAROOR CONGRESS MP YEARS AFTER some of India’s biggest Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), such as ICICI, IDBI, IFCI and IRBI, either reinventedthemselvesorfadedaway, the government is veering towardssettingupanewDFIessentially to fill the gap in long-term financeforinfrastructuresectors. “Discussions have been held at the highest level over the last couple of months. The two options being discussed are: i) whether it should be promoted by the government or, ii) it should be given a private sector character with the government restricting its holding to 49 per cent,” a top government official told The Sunday Express. The proposed DFI will be used to finance both social and economicinfrastructureprojects identified under the National ANDHRA REMAINS NO. 1, GUJARAT & HARYANA SLIP PRABHA RAGHAVAN ‘My mother has been with me... I have missed time with my grandson’ E X P L A I NE D Indiainsistsonfullpullback,warnsagainst furtheraction;Chinapointstolostterritory UTTAR PRADESH made its entry into the top ranks of states that havebecomebetterdestinations to do business in 2019, jumping 10 positions to displace Telangana as the second best CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 TOP GAINERS State Uttar Pradesh Himachal Pradesh Delhi Lakshadweep Andaman & Nicobar Rank in 2017-18 12 16 23 34 31 Rank in 2019 2 7 12 15 22
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