DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA MODI, SHAH HOLD SECURITY MEET Day after Jammu firing, PM says plot to derail grassroots democracy PAGE 4 Jharkhand changes process, physical COVID CURFEW BACK, AHMEDABAD checks must for all schools, applicants UP govt on Kappan: Had India’s Amid rising Covid-19 cases, the Gujarat government has imposed a weekend curfew in Ahmedabad, and night curfew in Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot. Nirmal Harindran REPORT,PAGE 6 daughter pamphlet, riot plan KAUNAIN SHERIFF M NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 20 ABHISHEK ANGAD NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 20 DAYS AFTER it registered FIRs to probe the illegal diversion of the Centre's pre-Matric scholarship for poor minority students, based on the findings of an investigationbyTheIndianExpress, the Jharkhand government has ordereditsofficersto“physically verify”allschoolsandapplicants seeking to avail scholarships under the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs for 2020-21. In a letter dated November 19, and sent to all Deputy Commissioners, Welfare Secretary Amitabh Kaushal also directed that necessary steps be taken to recover the scholarship Letter refers to The Indian Express reports disbursedtofakebeneficiariesin "previous years". The letter referred to The Indian Express investigation, which found that the scholarship was being siphoned off by a nexus of middlemen, school staff and district officials that either set up fake beneficiaries or dupedstudentsintolettingthem apply on their behalf and pocket a share of the money. Itsaidthatphysicalverification CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Electoral bonds of Rs 282 cr sold ahead of Bihar elections ■ The “pamphlets so recovered i.e. AM I NOT INDIA’S DAUGHTER...etchaveaneffectof amplifying social hostility and public revolt”. ■ Accused have revealed they “gathered funds” to “instigate rioting on basis of caste” in connection with the Hathras case, “as they have done on the basis of religion in protest of CAA”. ■ Accused created a website us- THE EDITORIAL PAGE WAY TO GROW: LEARN FROMPAST, NEIGHBOUR BY AMARTYA LAHIRI PAGE 8 MUMBAI, NOVEMBER 20 THE STATE Bank of India (SBI) sold Electoral Bonds worth Rs282croretofundpoliticalparties in October ahead of the Assembly elections in Bihar. With this, total donations to political parties through Electoral Bonds have touched Rs 6,493 crore from the time the scheme was introduced in 2018. The bank sold 279 bonds worth Rs 1 crore each, 32 bonds worth Rs 10 lakh each to donors in the 14th tranche, which was open from October 19 to 28, the SBI said in its reply to a Right to Information application filed by The Indian Express. BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW E AN XPRESS RTI APPLICATION According to the data, the bank’s main branch Mumbai issued bonds worth Rs 130 crore in the 14th tranche while the New DelhibranchissuedRs11.99crore bonds.TheSBIbranchinPatnasold onlyRs80lakhworthofbonds.Its Bengalurubranchdid not sellany bonds. Encashment of bonds worth Rs 237 crore were done in threecities—Bhubaneswar(Rs67 crore), Chennai (Rs 80 crore) and Hyderabad(Rs90crore). CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 WORLD DOUGLASSTUART WINSBOOKERPRIZE FOR SHUGGIE BAIN PAGE 11 ing web platform ‘Carrd’; “Many kinds of anti-national propaganda are being spread in India UP to bring ordinance, non-BJP state govts slam ‘love jihad’ law LUCKNOW, NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 20 NEARLY A year after the amendment in the citizenship Act and talk of an all-India National Register of Citizens provoked severalChief Ministerstodeclare they would not implement the CAA and NRC in their states, moves by three BJP-ruled states tobringalawtocheckwhatthey sayis“lovejihad”,hasonceagain splitthenationdownthemiddle. AtleastfiveOpposition-ruled states on Friday condemned the announcements by Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and MUMBAI, NOVEMBER 20 ANTICIPATING A second waveof Covid-19 infections in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC)onFridayannounced that all schools in the city will remain shut till December 31. Schools will be shut till the end of the year in neighbouring Thane as well. Schools and junior colleges wereearlierscheduledtoreopen forstudentsfromclassesIXtoXII on November 23. The BMC said that in the meantime,it will prepareastan- dard operating procedure (SOP) for functioning of schools and other crucial things like Covid19 testing of teachers and sanitising the premises. On November 6, the Maharashtra government had announced that it was planning to reopen schools in the state for studentsfromclassesIXtoXIIon November 23. Several schools in the city, including private and those run by the government, had started preparations to resume classes from Monday. TheBMC'seducationdepartment on Friday, however, issued a circular announcing that schools within the civic body's Gehlot: Word manufactured by BJP Haryana as an encroachment on personal liberty, and an attempt to create a communal divide in the country. Late in the evening, the Uttar Pradeshgovernmentannounced it had initiated the process to bring an Ordinance to check unlawful conversions in the state. The UP State Law Commission had submitted a MUMBAI, NOVEMBER 20 SINCE EARLY last month, when he visited Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General (LTMG) Hospital to treat a leg injury, Shakti Kumar has made a bench at the facility his home. Vishal Pawar and his mother have been living in a shed nearby for the last three months. Vijay Boite and his daughter stayed under a tree in KEM Hospital for three weeks. Meet Mumbai's new homeless. They lost their livelihoods during the Covid lockdown and now seek shelter in the city's hospitals, arriving for treatment and then quietly claiming corners in corridors and waiting areas, clinging on for survival, nowhere else to go. That's how the green bench becamehis home,saysKumar.“I have never been homeless before. I used to work and stay at a restaurant in Virar, earning Rs 15,000 a month, sending most of it to my family in UP. Covid forced the restaurant owner to shut in March, leaving meandfiveotherstaffersjobless and homeless,” he says. “I met with an accident and ON THE BRINK IN THE CITY AN EXPRESS SERIES MUMBAI was admitted for a week here. When they discharged me, I had nowhere to go,” he says. Kumar bathes in a public toilet, eats meals provided by NGOs or Laxmi Gangadhar Parate, 60, is a familiar face at BYL Nair Hospital. Tabassum Barnagarwala A DAY after four terrorists were killedandacacheofarmsandexplosives recovered in Jammu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday pointed to cross-border terrorfromPakistanwhilethanking the security forces for having “defeatedanefariousplot”totarget grassroots democracy in J&K. With the District DevelopmentCouncil(DDC)elections scheduled to take place in the Union Territory from November 28, Modi posted on Twitter:“Oursecurityforceshave onceagaindisplayedutmostbravery and professionalism. Thanks to their alertness, they have defeated a nefarious plot to target grassrootsleveldemocratic exercises in Jammu and Kashmir.” The Prime Minister wrote: “Neutralising of 4 terrorists belongingtoPakistan-basedterrorist CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 DEEPTIMAN TIWARY NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 20 “Kaha Phnche Kia Sorate Hal Hai Koi Mushkil To Nahi, 2 Baje, Phir Bta Dan Gy (Where have you reached? What’s the situation? Is there any problem?, 2 O’clock, Will let you know)." These were some of the text messages received by the four Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists, who were gunned down by security forces in an encounter in Nagrota,inJammu,Thursday,on a Digital Mobile Radio manufactured by Pakistani company Micro Electronics. The terrorists had been in touch with their handlers in Pakistan over smartphones manufactured by Q Mobile, a Pakistani company. They were carrying medicines manufactured inKarachi,andworeshoes A text message received by the JeM terrorists made in Pakistan. J&K Police investigations have revealed that the Jaish terrorists had been sent with the specific task of carrying out a large attack ahead of the District Development Council (DDC) CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 FPI inflows highest ever, over Rs 1.4 lakh cr in eight months SANDEEP SINGH FOREIGN PORTFOLIO investors havestaged a remarkable comeback after pulling out a record Rs 61,973 crore from Indian equities in March 2020 dragging down the benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty by 23 per cent. In just eight months of the currentfinancialyear,netforeign portfolio investment (FPI) into equities jumped by Rs 1,40,295 crore, the highest-ever in any fi- nancial year. In 2012-13, net FPIs stood at Rs 1,40,033 crore (the second highest now). Foreign portfolio investors include both foreign individuals and foreign institutional investors (FIIs). In the first 20 days of November,netinflowsaddedup to Rs 44,378 crore, which has led to a 4,267 point or 10.8 per cent surge in Sensex. Inflows started picking up in August with more liberal unlock guidelines, and a faster and CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 jurisdiction will not reopen till December 31. The order will be applicable for government, private and BMC-run schools. The circular added that taking note of second wave of Covid-19 infection in other parts of the country, the municipal commissioner has decided to shut all schools till the end of the yearasaprecautionarymeasure. “The next four to six weeks are very crucial, as the festival season continues. Now, we are expecting an increase in the number of infections. So, this stepisbeingtakentoensurethat the spread for Covid-19 is CONTINUEDONPAGE2 leftover food from the hospital. “Everyday,Iwalk outlookingfor a job. I am ready to cook for Rs 3,000,” he says. Pawar was a security guard who stayed in a Kurla slum and worked as a part-time helper in LTMG. “When the lockdown began,Ilost both jobs. Thelandlord asked us to leave and since then, we have been living in this shed. My mother visits the wardevery afternoon where a nurse gives her leftover food,” he says. “These are people who were just above the poverty line before the lockdown began, and have now been pushed below,” CONTINUEDONPAGE2 E FPIs see value in ● recovery AFTER A 23.9 per cent contraction in GDP growth rate in April-June 2020, the reopening of the economy in the following months has led to a sharper than expected recovery. This has attracted FPIs to see value and re-enter. Since 2001 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 On a bench, under a tree... jobs gone in time of Covid, Mumbai hospitals their new home TABASSUM BARNAGARWALA NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 20 NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 20 3 days before reopening, BMC shuts all schools in Mumbai till December 31 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE DEEPTIMAN TIWARY Pakistan fingerprints all over: Phones, medicines, weapons CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE Only Rs 80 lakh from Patna; funding to parties via bonds in 3 yrs is Rs 6,493 cr GEORGE MATHEW Siddique Kappan was arrested on Oct 5. PTI file through such kind of websites viz. propaganda relating to incidents of mob lynching, migration of labours in recent times” These submissions of the Uttar Pradesh Police in official records — the FIR, remand applicationsseekingcustody—regarding the case registered against Delhi-based journalist Siddique Kappanandthreeothers,arepart ofthestategovernment’saffidavit before the Supreme Court in response to a petition seeking release of Kappan from custody. 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