eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE NEVER NEWDELHI,LATECITY MORE ALIVE 20PAGES,`6.00 What makes Vicky Kaushal one of the most dependable contemporary actors NOVEMBER21,2021 (`8 BIHAR & RAIPUR, ` 12 SRINAGAR) DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA RESHUFFLE TODAY Balancing act in Rajasthan: 5 Pilot loyalists set to join Gehlot Cabinet Emphasis on SC, ST; no Independents, BSP MLA who joined Cong finds place HAMZA KHAN & MANOJ C G JAIPUR, NEW DELHI, NOV 20 For fifth year, Indore ranked cleanest city; Chhattisgarh cleanest state EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 20 INDOREHASbeenrankedIndia’s cleanest city for the fifthyearin a rowbySwachhSurvekshan2021, the central government’s annual cleanliness survey to promote sanitationinurbancentresunder the Swachh Bharat Mission. Surat and Vijaywada were ranked second and third cleanest respectively in the category of cities with over 10 lakh population. Amongthesmallercitieswith population between 1-10 lakh, New Delhi ranked first, followed by Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh and Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. Varanasi was ranked the cleanest in the “Ganga town” category, followed by Munger and Patna. Among the states with over 100 urban local bodies, Chattisgarh was ranked on top for the third consecutive year, followed by Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh; Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan were ranked last. Among the states with less than 100 urban local bodies, Jharkhand, Haryana and Goa were ranked on top while Meghalaya, Kerala and Tripura were ranked last. Ahmedabad Cantonment was adjudged “cleanest cantonment”, followed by Meerut Cantonment and Delhi Cantonment. Presenting the awards on Saturday, President Ram Nath CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CM Ashok Gehlot, Governor Kalraj Mishra at Jaipur Raj Bhavan on Saturday. ANI E E X P L AI N E D FOR THE first time since it took charge in 2018 and about 16 months after a rebellion led by then Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot pushed it to the brink, the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan state governmentwill see a Cabinet reshuffle. Theimperativeis morepolitical than governance. The new Cabinet, finalised by the Congress high command, will have five ministers who areseen as supporters of Pilot. While Pilot loyalists Ramesh Meena and Vishwendra Singh will return to the Ministry, Brijendra Singh Ola, Hemaram ChoudharyandMurarilalMeena will make an entry. Murarilal Meena will be inducted as a minister of state while the other four will be Cabinet ministers. Pilot, who had the support of CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ● Conghigh command asserts AFTER PUNJAB, the expansion of the Gehlot cabinet signals an assertive Congress high command. By forcing Gehlot to induct five loyalists of rival Sachin Pilot, it has tried to paper over the cracks. THE WORLD EUROPE AGAIN COVID EPICENTRE, NEW CURBS TRIGGER RESISTANCE PAGE 14 OFFICIALS START DRAFTING NOTE FOR CABINET Workbeginstorepealfarmlaws, unionspressotherdemands SKM says MSP guarantee issue still pending, asks farmers to continue protests HARIKISHAN SHARMA & AMIL BHATNAGAR NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 20 A DAY after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the three new agriculture laws will be repealed, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, the body spearheading the farmer protest, said it will continue the agitation to get “all demands” fulfilled. The SKM called a meeting even as officials of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution began the process of drafting the repeal Bills which are expected to get Cabinet nod early next week. The SKM appealed to farmers to gather in large numbers at protest sites on November 26, exactly a year after they first showed up at Delhi’s border in Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur to lodge their protest. It said a kisan mahapanchayat, scheduled for November 22 in Lucknow, will go ahead as planned. “The Kisan Andolan led by Samyukt Kisan Morcha continues the struggle to get all demands of protestingfarmersfulfilled. While the PM announced repeal of the three farm laws, he chose to remain silent on other demands. Demand for statutory guarantee for a fair MSP is an CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SUNDAY STORY POSTCARDS FROM A PROTEST PAGE 11 Tikait at Ghazipur border Saturday. Gajendra Yadav VARUN WRITES TO PM: COULD HAVE SAVED LIVES PAGE 6 minister Pargat Singh, Revenue Minister Aruna Chaudhary, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Hockey diplomacy after 7 yrs: Pak junior team arrives for World Cup SHUBHAJIT ROY & MIHIR VASAVDA NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 20 The team at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on Saturday. Photo courtesy: Pakistan High Commission Bhubaneswar in 2014. That was the year when Prime Minister CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Bengaluru hacker broke into state’s e-procurement site and ‘stole’ funds PAGE 1 ANCHOR JOHNSON TA BENGALURU, NOVEMBER 20 ONE OF six hard disks recovered from laptops belonging to hacker Srikrishna Ramesh alias Sriki, 26, who is at the centre of an alleged Bitcoin-for-bribes controversy that has hit Karnataka politics in recent weeks, has revealed data of a hack carried out at the e-procurement cell of the state governmentwhereRs11.5crorewas stolen by a hacker gang in 2019. The analysis of these hard disks from laptops seized from the hacker and an associate Robin Khandelwal, following their arrest in Bengaluru in November2020,wascarriedout by private cyber forensics firm Group Cyber ID Technology Pvt Ltd earlier this year at the instance of the Bengaluru city cy- Srikrishna Ramesh alias Sriki bercrimepoliceinacaseof hacking of two poker gaming sites. The details of the analysis are Women protesters in Duggan, Sangrur, head for a meeting at the village gurdwara on Saturday. Gurmeet Singh Govt stand positive but big question on MSP: Tikait Navjot Singh Sidhu at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur. PTI The last time a Pakistan hockeyteamwasinIndiawasfor the Champions Trophy in In Aryan bail, HC rebuts NCB: hardly any evidence to show conspiracy MUMBAI, NOVEMBER 20 MAN AMAN SINGH CHHINA INDIA AND Pakistan have stepped up people-to-people engagement — from reopening the Kartarpur corridor earlier this week to restarting hockey diplomacy after seven years. For the first time since 2014, thePakistanmen’sjuniorhockey team reached Delhi on Saturday to participate in the Junior Hockey World Cup. The World Cup is being held in Bhubaneswar from November 24 to December 5. BOMBAY HIGH COURT ORDER SADAF MODAK KARTARPUR SAHIB (PAKISTAN), NOVEMBER 20 crossing. He visited the GurdwaraatKartarpurSahib,accompanied by Punjab Sports PAGES 15, 16, 17 Nothing objectionable in WhatsApp chats, says single-judge bench At Kartarpur border, Sidhu calls Imran ‘bada bhai’, draws BJP fire PUNJAB CONGRESS president Navjot Singh Sidhu was at the centre of a new row Saturday after he called Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan his “bada bhai” (elder brother) who had showered him “a lot of love”. Sidhu made this remark Saturday morning while being greeted by a Pakistani official at the Kartarpur Corridor border WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM enclosed as a report in a chargesheetfiledinthecybercase. Accordingtothecyberforensics report, one hard disk “marked 01” recovered from a MacbookbelongingtoSrikrishna contains “hacking data'' for the allegedhackingof theeproc.karnataka.gov site of the e-governance cell of the Karnataka government and other sites. The report has cited a text file, created in 2018, that confirms the hacking of the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SANDEEP SINGH NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 20 THE PRIME Minister’s announcementthatthethree farm laws would be repealed came as a “surprise” and it’s a “positive” sign that the Government is moving in the right direction, saidRakeshTikait, farmerleader and national spokesperson of Bhartiya Kisan Union. However, he made it clear, speaking to The Sunday Express, thatfarmerswouldnotleavethe protest site until the laws are CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 INITSdetailedordergrantingbail toAryanKhan,sonof Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan; Arbaaz Merchant; and model Munmun Dhamecha, the Bombay High Court has said that there was “hardlyanypositiveevidence”to showconspiracybetweentheaccusedasallegedbytheNarcotics Control Bureau (NCB). The court also said that "nothing objectionable" wasnoticed in the WhatsApp chats allegedly recovered from Aryan's phone to suggest that there was a conspiracy. The single bench of Justice NitinSambrehadgranted bailto the three on October 28. They were arrested on October 2 after araidonacruisebytheNCB.The 14-page order was made available Saturday. "There is hardly any positive evidence on record to convince this Court that all the accused personswithcommonintention agreed to commit unlawful act. Rather the investigation carried out till this date suggests that Applicant/Accused nos. 1 & 2 (Aryan and Merchant respectively)weretravellingindependent of Applicant/Accused no. 3 WHAT COURT SAID NARCOTICS CONTROL BOARD: Conspiracy so all drug recoveries in the case, including commercial quantity, linked to all accused BOMBAY HIGH COURT: Hardly any evidence that accused had common intention to commit unlawful act. NCB: Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha were to travel on the cruise together, hence were linked HC: Travelling together by itself not conspiracy NCB: Accused admitted to consumption of drugs HC: Not admissible; no medical exam done NCB: WhatsApp chats show Aryan's links with trafficking HC: Nothing objectionable in chats (Dhamecha) and there was no meeting of minds on the aforesaid issue," the court said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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