DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2022, NEW DELHI, LATE CITY, 16 PAGES FOREX CRISIS Lanka delegation heads to US for $4-bn bailout talks with IMF BASHAARAT MASOOD SRINAGAR, APRIL 17 THE JAMMU and Kashmir Police’s recently created State Investigation Agency (SIA) on Sunday arrested a Ph.D student under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The student has been arrested for an article written by him that was published in an online news magazine 11 years ago. It said the article published on November 6, 2011, in the online magazine The Kashmir Walla was “highly provocative, seditious and intended to create unrest in Jammu and Kashmir”. A student at Kashmir University, Fazili, 39, is pursuing his doctoral studies in pharmaceutical sciences. He was scheduledtogetmarriedinafortnight. He was a recipient of the UGC Maulana Azad National Fellowship for five years till March 2021. Officers of the SIA raided the residencesof Ph.DstudentAbdul Aala Fazili and Fahad Shah, the editor of The Kashmir Walla who CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Team led by new FM to also meet Indian delegation led by Sitharaman Protesters in Colombo on Sunday marking the April 2019 Easter Sunday attacks. Reuters billion from the IMF, having earlierresistedcallstoseekafacility fromthegloballender.Inaseparateinterview,SabryhadtoldThe Sunday Express that Sri Lanka needs bridge financing of $3-4 billion to tide over the next 6-9 months to pay its import bills. The Sri Lankan delegation is alsolikelytomeetanIndianteam inWashingtonDConthesidelines of the IMF meetings to explore furtherassistancefromNewDelhi ing under a severe forex crisis. The delegation led by Sri Lanka’snewlyappointedfinance minister Ali Sabry will hold talks SITHARAMAN’S U.S. PLAN: G20, IMF, CHIP FIRMS PAGE 13 AGENCIES COLOMBO, APRIL 17 A SRI LANKAN government delegation is headed to the US on Sunday to engage with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)tosecurea$4-billionpackage as it desperately tries to salvage the country’s beleaguered economy,whichiscurrentlyreel- ‘It’s brilliant for Indian cricket to see youngsters play in a way that is exciting’ GARY KIRSTEN, FORMER SOUTH AFRICA CRICKETER AND INDIA COACH; MENTOR, GUJARAT TITANS PAGE 11 THE WORLD UKRAINE TROOPS IN MARIUPOL HOLD ON PAKISTAN WARNS AFGHANISTAN ON MILITANTS PAGE 10 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 with the IMF between April 19 and April 24. Sabry has said that Sri Lanka isseekingabailoutpackageof $4 Inflation heats up but why it hasn’t singed political economy yet Food prices haven’t boiled over, poor protected but hike in wages a concern AANCHAL MAGAZINE & ANIL SASI NEW DELHI, APRIL 17 INFLATION has hit a 17-month high. Disaggregated data for March Consumer Price Index shows nearly a dozen commodity groups including clothing, milk, vegetables, and personal care, surging to multimonth highs, suggesting inflation is turning structural with easing fuel prices unlikely to temper the trend. But the runaway prices have not adversely impacted political outcomes,giventheresultsof recent state elections. Analystspointtomultiple factors at play. One, inflation in food — where thepricesensitivityof the ● householdsisthe highest — wasn’t on the boil until the last few months. Two,subsidisedfoodsupplies E EXPLAINED J&K Police arrests Ph.D student under UAPA for 2011 online article `6.00 (`8 BIHAR & RAIPUR, `12 SRINAGAR) WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM SINCE 1932 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE CITY AT PEACE COMMITTEE MEET, BJP COUNCILLOR BLAMES ‘IMMIGRANTS’ PAGE 4 JAHANGIRPURI COMMUNAL FLARE-UP Nadda targets Cong: ‘Speaks against terror, but releases terrorists’ J P Nadda was in Karnataka Sunday. PTI Security personnel in Jahangirpuri on Sunday. Gajendra Yadav 23 picked up day after clash; police say many have criminal record MAHENDER SINGH MANRAL BUSINESS AS USUAL NEW DELHI, APRIL 17 BY UNNY A DAY after communal clashes broke out in Northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri following a shobha yatra organised to mark Hanuman Jayanti, the Delhi Police on Sunday arrested 21 persons and apprehended two minors on charges of rioting and unlawful assembly. Police said initial investigation has revealed that one of the accused, who works at a mobile CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE BENGALURU, NEW DELHI, APRIL 17 ATTACKING THE Congress in the wakeof recentincidentsof communal violence, BJP national president J P Nadda indicated on Sundayatapublicmeetinginthe Vijayanagararegionof Karnataka that his party will be targeting the main opposition party in the run-up to the 2023 polls on the issue of dropping of cases in the state against activists of the radical Popular Front of India (PFI). Speaking at a public rally following a meeting of the BJP state executive,Naddadrewareference to Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s speech earlier, when he accused the Congressanditsformerchiefminister Siddaramaiah of droppingdropping cases against PFI CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 House razed, govt to rehabilitate Khargone family IRAM SIDDIQUE KHARGONE, APRIL 17 DAYS AFTER Hasina Fakhroo’s house built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana was demolished by the district administrationintheKhaskhaswadilocality of Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone, the government reached out to thefamilyovertheweekend,pro- Hasina’s house was built under PM Awas Yojana. File don’t bother for scars any more. To get blemish free skin use NO SCARS. It helps to reduce and remove, scars and marks. RA ALOE VE Face h Was vidingthemrationandexploring rehabilitation options. 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