eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE Box-Office BATTLES NEWDELHI,LATECITY MAY8,2022 Is the success of recent films from the south teaching Bollywood a lesson or two? 22PAGES,`6.00 (`8 BIHAR & RAIPUR,` 12SRINAGAR) DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA MIDNIGHT HEARING Hours after warrant, Bagga gets Punjab HC relief: No coercive action until May 10 JAGDEEP SINGH DEEP & JAGPREET SINGH SANDHU MOHALI, CHANDIGARH, MAY 7 HOURS AFTER a Mohali court issued a non-bailable warrant against him, Delhi BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga was granted relief by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, which held an urgent hearing late on Saturday night. “The HC has granted relief to Bagga, and has ordered no coercive action shall be taken against him till the next hearing on May 10,” said Bagga’s counsel, Senior Advocate Anil Mehta, who filed the plea seeking a stay on the ar- NEW DELHI, MAY 7 THEDIRECTORATEof Estatesunder the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has sent notices to theForeignCorrespondents’Club (FCC) and the Indian Women Press Corps (IWPC) to vacate the bungalows allotted to them as their tenures will soon end. India’s oldest track record falls: 5,000m has new champion after 30 years UNSCdilutesstatement onUkraine,openswindow Council endorses Secy-General’s efforts; India calls for easing food aid Praveen Khanna rest warrant. Bagga’s petition seeking quashing of the FIR against him is listed for May 10. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CBI RAIDS AAP MLA PAGE 10 The notice sent to the FCC on May 4 — with the subject ‘Retention of Government accommodation Bungalow No. AB-19,MathuraRoad,NewDelhi allotted to Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South Asia’ — conveyed “in principle approval of the Competent Authority for retention” of the bungalow allotted to Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 TEN WEEKS into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the United Nations Security Council issued its first Presidential statement earlySaturday—adoptedbyconsensus,includingRussia—which didnotmention“war”,“conflict” or “invasion”. Instead, it referred to the conflict as a “dispute”. This is UNSC’s first unanimously adopted statement, and it is significant that it took place under US presidency — it holds the rotational presidency of the UNSC for May — and Russia came on board with the lan- GOVT & POLITICS KEDAR NATH SINGH VS BIHAR Centre to SC: Sedition law, 1962 ruling fine, no need for larger bench ANANTHAKRISHNAN G GENERAL MANOJ PANDE ARMY CHIEF GettingUS, Russiaon samepage THE FIRST UNSC statement on the conflict is seen as a starting point for talks. While there will be criticism over the language, it could offer room for diplomacy. The dress rehearsal for the Victory Day parade in Moscow on Saturday. AP Sun Temple ruins in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. THE CENTRESaturday defended the penal law on sedition (Section 124A of the IPC) in the Supreme Court and said that the apex court’s 1962 verdict of a Constitutionbenchupholdingits validity was “long standing, settled”, had stood the test of time and needed no reference to a larger bench. And that instances of its abuse can’t be a justifica- NIHAL KOSHIE NEW DELHI, MAY 7 FORBAHADURPrasad,whoheld the country’s oldest track record tillSaturdaymorning,thebreaking news he received via a WhatsApp message in Varanasi endedathree-decade-longwait. Armyman AvinashSable had broken Prasad’s 5,000 metres nationalrecord,clocking13minutes and 25.65 seconds in San Juan Capistrano, USA, finishing 12th in a high-quality field which included two Olympic medallists on Friday. For the former Asian Athletics Championship silver medallist, the race was all about the clock rather than a podium finish. Sable, 27, from droughtprone Madhva village in Beed, Maharashtra, is well-known for erasing age-old records. 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