DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 2021, NEW DELHI, LATE CITY, 18 PAGES Aspire | Attempt | Accomplish N E W D I M E N S I O N TO I A S A S P I R A T I O N S www.acubeias.com +91-93190 57600, 93190 57800 78, Bada Bazar Marg, Old Rajendra Nagar, N.Delhi-60 STANDOFF ENDS AT GOGRA POST PATROLLING POINT 17A India,Chinadisengageatanotherfriction point,troopsreturntopermanentbases Temporary structures dismantled, agreement on no unilateral change in status quo: Indian Army KRISHN KAUSHIK EXPRESS NETWORK VACCINATION: INDIA CROSSES 50-CR MARK PAGE 8 INDIA TAKES DIG AT PAK AT UNSC MEET ON AFGHANISTAN NEW DELHI, AUGUST 6 SIX MONTHS after they stepped back on the north and south banks of Pangong Tso, Chinese and Indian troops have disengagedatPatrollingPoint17Anear Gogra Post in eastern Ladakh after a 15-month standoff. Troopshavereturnedtotheir respective permanent bases — this means that PLA troops have returned to their side of the Line of Actual Control. Other friction points remain and the standoff, which began in May 2020, is not entirely resolved. The agreement to disengage from PP17A was reached during the 12th round of Corps Commander talks held on July 31. China, however, is yet to pull back its troops from PP15 at Hot Springs. The PLA is also blocking Indian soldiers from accessing patrolling limits in the Depsang Plains,andsome“so-calledcivilians” have pitched tents on the DaulatBegOldie GalwanValley HotSprings LEH Pangong Tso LADAKH CHINA A-CUBE IAS GograPost NorthBank SouthBank INDIA Indian side of the LAC in Demchok. In a statement Friday, the Indian Army said: “As per the agreement, both sides have ceased forward deployments in this area in a phased, coordinated and verified manner. The disengagementprocesswascarried out over two days” on August 4 and August 5. “The troops of both sides are now in their respective permanent bases,” the Army said. It said “all temporary struc- CJI: Police, CBI don’t respond to complaints from judges ANANTHAKRISHNAN G MIHIR VASAVDA TOKYO, AUGUST 6 The Indian players after the bronze medal playoff against Britain in Tokyo on Friday. India lost the match 3-4. PTI The dream run secret: dollops of courage, gherkin-in-vinegar pickle to fight cramps EXPRESSAT OLYMPICS MIHIR VASAVDA TOKYO, AUGUST 6 INDIAWEREfaster,strongerand, at fourth, finished higher on the classification table than any other women’s team in the last four decades. And the secret be- J&K industrial policy bears fruit, investments worth Rs 23,000 cr final DEEPTIMAN TIWARY NEW DELHI, AUGUST 6 FOURMONTHS afterthe Jammu and Kashmir administration notified a New Industrial Policy allowing investments from outside, projects worth Rs 23,000 crore have been “locked” in the UnionTerritory,andfourbigcorporates are in various stages of being allotted land. Sources in the J&K administrationsaidRs11,000croreof the PAGE 1 ANCHOR CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 We have to be one: Vandana Katariya NEW DELHI, AUGUST 6 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 tures and other allied infrastructure created in the area by both sides have been dismantled and mutually verified,” and the “landform in the area has been restored by both sides to prestandoff period”. “Thisagreementensuresthat theLACinthisareawillbestrictly observed and respected by both sides, and that there is no unilateral change in status quo.” It said that “with this” disengagement, “one more sensitive Playing for India, casteist slurs shouldn’t happen: hockey star Vandana Katariya PAGE 12 CRITICISING THE CBI and IB, the Supreme Court said Friday that theagenciesare“nothelpingthe judiciary at all” in matters relating to security of judges. It said police and CBI do not respond to complaints from judges. Heading a two-judge bench whichtookupthesuomotucase registeredbytheSupremeCourt in connection with the death of Dhanbad Additional Sessions JudgeUttamAnand,Chief Justice of India N V Ramana said “there are several cases in the country which involve gangsters and wherehighprofilepeopleareaccused” and that judges are sometimes “threatened mentally also by sending messages on WhatsApp, SMS” or harassed through social media posts. Though CBI probes were ordered in some instances, he said the agency had “done nothing”. “In one or two places, courts ordered CBI inquiry. It is sad to say that the CBI has done nothing. We expected some change in CBI attitude. But there has been no change. We are sorry to observe,” the CJI told Attorney General K K Venugopal who had been asked by the court to assist `6.00 (`8 BIHAR & RAIPUR, `12 SRINAGAR) WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM SINCE 1932 new investments will go to Kashmir,andRs12,000crorewill beinvestedintheJammuregion. Among the major corporate investors in the UT is Jindal Steel Works(JSW),whichhasbeenallotted land to set up a profile sheet making unit in Lassipura Industrial Estate in Pulwama in South Kashmir, the sources said. Theotherthreecorporatesare from the telecom, cyberoptics, and hosiery sectors, they said. Investment commitments have CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 hindtheirdreamrun?Dollopsof courageandshotsof thehumble gherkin-vinegar pickle. “Literally, just raw pickles, nothing fancy,” said India’s strengthandconditioningcoach Wayne Lombard. “I don't know how they came about it but someone randomly tried it, this was followed by a lot of research and it seems to work.” India put up a gallant fight in the bronze medal playoff match but lost 3-4 to Britain. But once again, they showed how much WORLD they have improved during this Olympic cycle, running relentlessly, weaving a web around theiropponentswithsomeintricatepassingandtiringthemout. Chief coach Sjoerd Marijne creditedLombardforalotof this. “He has worked incredibly hard to improve the team’s fitness,” Marijne said. “Without that, it would have been tough for us to execute our plans.” And the South African relied on his extensive research on pickle juice. There have been multiple studies, Lombard said, which suggest pickle juice relieves muscle cramps. The vinegar, he said, triggers a reflex that alerts a player’s brain to tell their muscles to stop contracting and relax. Thus, muscle cramping is reduced as soon as the vinegar touches receptors in the mouth. The first time Lombard used CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MORE REPORTS PAGES 17, 18 MANOJ CG NEW DELHI, AUGUST 6 PAGE 16 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 PM renames Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award after Dhyan Chand Congress points to ‘political motives’ TALIBAN TAKE PROVINCIAL CAPITAL, KILL AFGHAN GOVT’S TOP MEDIA OFFICER ISRAEL, LEBANON’S HEZBOLLAH TRADE CROSS-BORDER FIRE FOLLOWING REPORTS that her family in Haridwar was subjectedtocasteistslursearlierthis week, India forward Vandana Katariya,whoseheroicperformance was one of the highlights of the hockey team's dream run at the Tokyo Olympics, underlined on Friday that they were playing for the country and such incidents should not happen. After India lost to Argentina in the semifinals on Wednesday, Katariya's family alleged that a group of youths in their locality in Haridwar burst crackers, danced in celebration and passed casteist remarks. Speaking after India's 3-4 loss to Britain in a hard-fought bronze medal playoff match on Friday, Katariya, who scored one of India's three goals, said she hadheardabouttheincidentbut hadn't spoken to her family yet. Askedif shehadanymessage for her family, the 26-year-old said: “Hum log country ke liye PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi announced Friday the renaming of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel RatnaAward,thecountry’shighestsportinghonour,afterhockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand, setting off a political war of words with the Opposition Congress. The Prime Minister said the “exceptional performance” of the men and women hockey teamsintheTokyoOlympicswill rekindle interest in the game across India. The Congress welcomed the move, but said the Prime Minister “should not have draggedthenameof acelebrated player like Major Dhyan Chand forhismyopicpoliticalmotives”. BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE IMPORTANCE OF DHYAN CHAND EXPLAINED, PAGE 14 RBI holds rates steady, inflation forecast now close to 6% limit KHUSHBOO NARAYAN & GEORGE MATHEW MUMBAI, AUGUST 6 THE MONETARY Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday left the key policy rate, the repo rate, unchanged for the seventh time inarowwhileretainingitsaccommodative stance to “revive and sustaingrowthonadurablebasis and continue to mitigate the impactofCovid-19ontheeconomy”. Unveiling the bi-monthly monetary policy, the RBI panel howeverraisedtheprojectionfor retailinflationto5.7percentinthe financial year 2021-22 from 5.1 per cent earlier, quite close to its upper tolerance limit in the 2-6 per cent band. It also underlined thattherecovery“remainsuneven across sectors and needs to be supported by all policymakers”. The panel has “prioritised revival of growth” to mitigate the impact of the pandemic, and has retained its projection for real gross domestic product (GDP) growth for FY22 at 9.5 per cent, the same as two months ago. It has also upgraded its forecast for theApril-Junequarterof thecur- Concern over inflation THE MPC described the rise in inflation as the “gorilla in the room”, but said it believes this to be a temporary phenomenon brought about by supply-side disruptions owing to the pandemic. But the panel appealed to the Centre and states to reduce taxes on fuels to curb inflationary pressures. rentfinancialyearto21.4percent. “At this juncture, our overarching priority is that growth impulses are nurtured to ensure a durable recovery,” RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said. The central bank also announcedmeasurestoreducethe excess liquidity in the banking CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 FUTURE RETAIL CASE Emergency arbitration award is applicable: Amazon wins in SC ANANTHAKRISHNAN G NEW DELHI, AUGUST 6 IN A blow to retail pioneer KishoreBiyani’s $-3.4-billionbid to sell the assets of Future Retail Limited (FRL) to Mukesh Ambani’sRelianceInfrastructure Group, the Supreme Court on Friday upheld the October 25, 2020 interim award of the Emergency Arbitrator under the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) restraining FRL from going ahead with the deal. A Bench of Justices R F Nariman and B R Gavai set aside twojudgmentsof theDelhiHigh Court Division Bench that had stayed the order of a Single Bench of the HC upholding the Emergency Arbitrator’s order. Amazon — which had objected to the FRL-Reliance deal alleging breach of its earlier contract with FRL's promoter firm — had approached the SC against the decisions of the HC Division Bench. Among Future Retail's brands are the supermarket chain Big Bazaar and the premium food retailer Foodhall. Ruling in favour of Amazon, the Bench rejected FRL’s argument that the award of an Emergency Arbitrator under the SIAC Rules would not fall under Section 17(1) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. Section 17 of the Act prescribes the mechanism for parties to an arbitration to seek CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 AFTER THE SC ORDER EXPLAINED, PAGE 14 In village of Dalit man killed in Gurgaon: ‘Our lives don’t matter’ ASAD REHMAN JAUNPUR, AUGUST 6 ON JULY 4, Anuj Kumar Harijan (21), left home in Saddupur village of UP's Jaunpur district to findworkinGurgaonsohecould send money to his family. “Heused toworkhere(inthe village)forapanditwhowasgetting his house built, but after constructionstopped,hewasleft jobless,” Anuj’s maternal uncle Yogendra Kumar (36) said, sitting outside the hut that belongs to Anuj’s family. The families of Anuj and Yogendra live in two huts built on 300 sq feet of land surrounded by pucca houses belonging to “pandits” (Brahmins). Inside, members of the Dalit family sat on Friday, mourning the young migrant worker who “had gone to the big city for a better life”. Anuj was beaten to death by men armed with sticks and rods in Gurgaon's Sector 37 on Monday. Police have said the men mistook Anuj and his brother-in-lawSanjayforpeople who had harassed a woman whom the men knew. Sanjay (32), has said that is a made-up story, that they had donenothingtoanywoman,and that the men, who were in an SUV,hadseemedenragedmerely at the sight of migrant “Biharis”. On Thursday, police in Gurgaon arrested the main accused Manjeet, a manager at a badminton academy that the woman attends. Anuj’s last rites were performed on Wednesday in his village in the Baksa police station area, some 250 km from Lucknow. Yogendra said Anuj's mother, 37-year-old Sunita Devi, still refuses to accept her son is no more. “She keeps repeating that her son will send her money as he promised when she last spoke to him on Anuj Kumar’s grieving relatives in Saddupur village, Jaunpur, on Friday. Asad Rehman RELATEDREPORT,PAGE6 Sunday evening,” Yogendra, who works as a labourer in the village, said. Anuj had been forced to give up studying after his father fell severely ill three years ago. “He droppedoutof schoolinClass12. His father had diabetes, and had to leave his truck driver's job in Kolkata and return home. Anuj had no option but to start working.Hehadleftthevillagetolook for work for the first time two years ago, but had come back in six months. This time he did not come back,” said Sagar (20), a cousinwhoworkedwithAnujin Gurgaon. “We worked in the same fac- tory.HemadeRs7,500permonth, which was more than double of whathecouldhavemadeherein the village,” Sagar said. Sagar brought Anuj's body back in a private ambulance that cost the family Rs 25,000. “We pooled money and gave the driver Rs 4,000 in advance. The family borrowed the remaining Rs 21,000 from a money-lender,” he said. Sagar too had gone to Gurgaon in the first week of July. Anuj and he shared a room that they had rented for Rs 1,500 per month. “Anuj and I were close,” he said. Neither Sagar nor any other member of the family will now go back to Gurgaon. “It is better to die with respect here than to live in fear of dying like Anuj. It could have been any of us. The peopleinthecitytreatuslike we are some bad people. I can’t get over the moment when I got a call from an unknown person saying Anuj was badly injured after he was beaten up over a woman being harassed. Why would anyone in our financial situation get into a jhamela like that? We could barely make ends meet, and sent some money back home as well. I will starve here in the village, but I CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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