eye MCS/204/2020-22RNINO.MAHENG2002/21899 THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE Clear and Present INFLUENCE Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, a look at how a Japanese sci-fi anime became a global pop-culture phenomenon PAGES 12, 13, 14 MUMBAI,LATECITY JULY18,2021 16PAGES,`5.00 DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA UP WANTED SYMBOLIC YATRA FROM JULY 25 AN EXPRESS SERIES PART-2 Told by SC to rethink, UP says Kanwar groups call off Yatra after its appeal POST-ELECTION VIOLENCE Raped and poisoned as grandson watched: 60-yr-old stays alone, far away from home SC had expressed concern over gatherings in pandemic, said health of citizens and their right to life is paramount Woman’s family alleges TMC men assaulted her, admits attackers include relatives embroiled in land dispute RAVIK BHATTACHARYA, SANTANU CHOWDHURY & SWEETY KUMARI PURBA MEDINIPUR, KOLKATA, JULY 17 FOR MORE than a month now, the 60-year-old woman has been staying in one room on the first floor of a guest-house in Kolkata, stepping out only once to record her statement before a magistrate, and too scared to return home to a village in Purba Medinipurdistrict,130kmaway. On the night of May 4-5, two days after the West Bengal Assembly election results, according to her complaint to the police and in a petition to the apex court, alleged Trinamool men attacked her inside her home and one of them raped CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ` 128 per kilo ` 156 per kilo CASE DIARY 60-yr-oldbeaten,raped, givenpoisoninintervening nightofMay4-5 ACCUSED NAMED IN FIR MUHAMMADUSMAN (arrestedMay6,incustody) SUBRATADAS(arrested July9,incustody) GAUTAMDAS,SUKANTA DAS(absconding:family claimstheyareTMC supporters,TMCdenies links) Incidentsofrape,sexual assault,molestationpostMay2asperNHRCreport:12 BJPCLAIM TMCCLAIM 2(RAPES) NIL Not just food, but fuel, minerals and metals too feed retail inflation, show data ` 194 per kilo ` 68 per Dozen EDUCATION MATTERS A RED initiative appears in today’s edition of The Indian Express. This page is an initiative of the marketing solutions team of The Indian Express Group and contains content paid for by advertisers. This page should be read as an advertisement. SUNDAY STORY PAGE 9 The man in the chair The New Railway and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has been around for long , rising slowly and steadily AANCHAL MAGAZINE NEW DELHI, JULY 17 LATEST INFLATION prints, both at wholesale and retail levels, may have shown a slight moderation, but a closer look at the data reveals a marked surge among all items over the last fourquarters--suggestinginflation is getting generalised. Inflation rates for items such as minerals, edible oils, oilseeds, dairy and poultry items have gainedmomentumoverthelast oneyear,withthecascadingimpact of elevated fuel prices clearly visible in segments such as manufactured products such as rubber, plastic products, furniture and transport and communication. The looming concern is that the sharp rise in producers’ prices will progressively feed into the final consumer goods basket, translating into consumer price inflation with some lag. Adding to this worry is the fact that inflation rates in major economies are also surging on the back of rising commodity prices and pickup in demand after the pandemic. The latest inflation print for the US has been the highest in 13 years, rising to 5.4 per cent in June. The RBI will have to walk a tightrope for balancing growth andinflationamidsubduedconsumer demand. The only sliver of hope: as economies open up, there could CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 AVANEESH MISHRA LUCKNOW, JULY 17 COOPERATION MEETING Ahead of Parliament’s Monsoon Session, NCP chief Sharad Pawar called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. ANI On session eve, Pawar meets PM; NCP says allies were alerted EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, JULY 17 IN A surprise move just ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, during which the Opposition plans to corner the government on multiple issues, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday met Prime Minister NarendraModianddiscussedissues of “national interest”. Stating that no political meaning should be read into the meeting, the NCP pointed out thatPawarhasflaggedsome“inconsistencies” in the banking regulation amendment Act in the context of cooperatives. The party said its coalition partners in Maharashtra government — Congress and Shiv Sena — were told in advance about the meeting. The Bill amending the bankingregulation(BR)Act—tobring cooperative banks under the supervisionof RBI—waspassedby Parliament last year. Saturday's meeting came days after the Centre created a new Ministry of Cooperation, a move being viewed with suspicion by many parties in Maharashtra, including NCP. The meeting immediately triggered interest in political circles, given that Pawar had been at the centre of political moves Hemmed in, Yediyurappa faces exit, calls meeting of legislators on July 26 Denies change of guard; when to go is his choice, say BJP leaders JOHNSON TA & LIZ MATHEW BENGALURU, NEW DELHI, JULY 17 VETERAN BJP leader B S Yediyurappa’s days as Karnataka Chief Minister may be numbered as his government completes the second year of its tenure on July 26. The need for a change of guard was suggested by the party leadership during Yediyurappa’s visit over the weekendtoNewDelhitomeet PrimeMinisterNarendraModi and party president J P Nadda, among others, sources have told The Indian Express. “It’s just a matter of time…He (Yediyurappa) wantedthepartyleadershipto choose a successor but it will be with his consent,” said a source.“Thecentralleadership seems to have left it to the Chief Minister to decide the time of his exit,” said a senior party leader. Though Yediyurappa, 78, himself denied a leadership change, his statements sug- The veteran leader met BJP president J P Nadda (above), and senior ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh in Delhi. ANI gested otherwise. “They have all asked me to strengthen the party. Even PM Modi said the same thing yesterday and Naddaji and RajnathSinghjiandtodayAmit Shahji said the same thing. I have said that I will not retreat and that I will work day and night to bring thepartybackto power.Itold themthat Iwould work to help the party win 25 seats again in the next LS polls,'' Yediyurappa said. In another sign of the shifting wind, Yediyurappa announced the convening of the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 In Thane tribal areas, Zilla Parishad seeks to do away with unsafe child hammocks PAGE 1 ANCHOR VALLABH OZARKAR MUMBAI, JULY 17 THE THANE Zilla Parishad has starteda'JholiMuktAbhiyan'in the tribal pockets of the district to end the practice of carrying or resting infants in cloth hammocks. The hammocks, which are typicallymadeoutof saris,force the infant into a position in whichbreathingmightgetcon- WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM Deaths of newborn babies due to asphyxia have been linked to their being put on the traditional hammocks. Deepak Joshi stricted, prevent access to fresh air, increase the potential of malnourishment, and can even cause adverse changes to body shape and impact growth, Zilla Parishad officials said. In the tribal areas, all homes havetwowoodenpolesfixedin the ground a metre apart, with a saree or bedsheet tied to the twopoles servingasa cradlefor newborn children. “This practice can harm the child's growth...newborns should sleep and be rested onflat and firm surfaces. A hammock can lead to unsafe sleep CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 in the last few days. Last month, theNCPchief hadhostedameetingof leadersof eightopposition parties and some eminent personalities at his residence. The Congress was missing at that meeting. He has also met poll strategist Prashant Kishor thrice in the last one month, leading to many political speculations. Moreover, there is fresh tension in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition in Maharashtra over some of the utterances of state Congress president Nana Patole. Pawar as well as Maharashtra Chief Minister UddavThackerayweresaidtobe CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 A DAY after it was asked by the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to allow even a symbolic Kanwar Yatra during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Uttar Pradesh government said the Yatra, scheduled to start July 25, had been cancelled following its appeal to Kanwar associations. The Supreme Court was to hear the matter next on July 19. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 The apex court took suo motu notice of reports in The Indian Express on PM’s remarks and UP decision to allow the Yatra. People know if things go wrong, judiciary will be with them: CJI ANANTHAKRISHNAN G & SOHINI GHOSH NEW DELHI, AHMEDABAD, JULY 17 DESCRIBINGTHESupremeCourt as the “guardian of the largest democracy,”Chief Justiceof India N V Ramana said Saturday that people of India “know that when thingsgowrong,thejudiciarywill stand by them”. Addressing the inaugural India-Singapore Mediation Summit 2021 where he and SingaporeChiefJusticeSundaresh Menonwerekeynotespeakers,CJI Ramanasaid:“TheIndianjudicial systemisuniquenotonlybecause ofawrittenConstitution,butalso because of the immense faith reposed by the people in the system.” “People are confident that they will get relief and justice CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CJI Ramana addresses the inaugural India-Singapore mediation summit. ANI
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