WEDNESDAY www.thestatesman.com 28 DECEMBER 2016 FIND US ONLINE Scan this with your smartphone twitter.com/TheStatesmanLtd facebook.com/thestatesman1875 Pages 16 |Rs 5|LC KOLKATA | NEW DELHI | SILIGURI | BHUBANESWAR OUTDOORS TRIPARTITE INITIATIVE Forecast: Clear sky, fog in morning Rainfall: Nil NAMED CRICKET AUSTRALIA’S ODI CAPTIAN OF YEAR TEMPERATURE Max: 23.4 (+3); Min: 9.3 (+2) RELATIVE HUMIDITY Min: 47% Max: 100% SUNRISE 07:13 hrs SUNSET 17:33 hrs Ordinance on notes likely: An ordinance to extinguish the liability of the government and the RBI on the demonetised high denomination notes is likely to come up before the Union Cabinet today . MAMATA AND RAHUL SLAM MODI GOVT Near miss in Delhi, close shave for passengers in Goa Kalmadi IOA life chief: Commonwealth Games corruption scandal tainted Suresh Kalmadi was on Tuesday made the Life President of Indian Olympic Association at its annual general body meeting in Chennai. P15 Black box found: The main black box of the Syria-bound Russian military plane that crashed into the Black Sea with 92 people onboard has been found in a massive ongoing search operation, officials said. P12 Sudip summoned in RoseValley case: Sudip Bandopadhyay, TMC MP, has been summoned by CBI on December 30 in the Rose Valley chitfund case while another party MP Tapas Paul has been summoned in the Sahara case. Jio seeks time: Reliance Jio has sought additional time till December 29 to respond to telecom regulator Trai's query on why extension of its free voice and data plan should not be seen as violation of existing norms. Gohel sets record: Gujarat's 26year-old opening batsman Samit Gohel (in photo) broke a 117-year-old record in first-class cricket by recording the highest score - 359 not out in the Ranji match v Odisha. P16 PM SHOULD TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND QUIT AFTER 3 DAYS: CM STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE New Delhi, 27 December AGENCIES New Delhi/Panaji, 27 December Two fully-loaded passenger aircraft today came face-to-face barely 40 metres away on the taxiway at the airport here but providentially a disaster was averted after commanders of both the planes alerted the air traffic control and switched off their engines. On a day when a Jet Airways aircraft made an about turn and its belly sunk to the ground in the Dabolim airport in Goa, a departing SpiceJet aircraft found itself in front of from an incoming IndiGo Airbus A320 in the same taxi way allegedly due to a miscommunication from the Air Traffic Controller (ATC). The two aircraft together had 363 passengers on board when the incident took place early in the morning. Aviation regulator DGCA has started its investigation into the incident but it has not taken any “action” against anyone in this regard, sources said. Both SpiceJet and IndiGo confirmed the incident and said that at no point of time the safety of the passenger was in dan- DGCA DEROSTERS ATC IN DELHI New Delhi, 27 December: DGCA has derostered an air traffic controller (ATC) for the incident in which two fullyloaded passenger aircraft came face-to-face on the taxiway at the Delhi airport here today . The ATC who cleared the landing of IndiGo flight as well as allowed the SpiceJet aircraft, for Hyderabad, to leave the holding area for refuelling has been PTI taken off duty . ger. While the IndiGo plane arriving from Lucknow had over 176 passengers on board, the Hyderabad-bound SpiceJet aircraft was carrying 187 passengers when the incident took place, they said. According to sources, SpiceJet plane was awaiting ATC clearance for take off for over 90 minutes. The operations at the Delhi airport were hit at that time because the runway visibility range had dropped to below minima. The SpiceJet aircraft was in the holding area, awaiting ATC clearance. However, when the clearance did not come for more than 90 minutes, the commander requested the ATC to allow the aircraft to leave the holding area for refuelling as a good amount of fuel had burnt by that time, sources said. So when it was coming back from the holding area to the taxi way, it found the IndiGo aircraft in the same taxi way,” they said. Aircraft makes aboutturn before takeoff, 12 injured PTI adds from Panaji: One hundred sixty one people on board a Mumbai-bound Jet Airways aircraft today had a miraculous escape when it skidded off the runway made , an abrupt about turn and its nose touched the soft land while taxiing for take off early today in Goa airport, leaving 12 passengers injured. There were 154 passengers and seven crew members onboard when the Boeing 737 aircraft turned a full 360 degree on the runaway and veered towards the soft land and in the process damaging the landing gear around 5 AM. The Congress today led an attack on the government supported by a virtually depleted Opposition with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee being the sole political heavyweight at a much touted press meet. Symbolic representatives of DMK and RJD were also present. Undeterred, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Miss Banerjee launched a scathing attack on the Modi government and its demonetisation scheme against black money and money laundering. At a packed press conference at the Constitution Club here, the Trinamul Chief sought the Prime Minister's resignation if the government failed by its 31 December deadline to bring things back to nor- STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE Mumbai, 27 December INDICATOR Sensex 26,213 +406 Nifty 8,032 +125 Gold 26,595 +295 Silver 39,250 +850 Tata Sons today slapped a legal notice on its ousted chairman Mr Cyrus Mistry alleging that he has committed breach of confidentiality by making public sensitive and confidential documents ---including minutes of board meetings and financial information and data--using his family investment companies to use themas exhibits attached to the petition filed by them seeking revocation of his dismissal in the court of National Company Law Tribunal. The notice was served on Mr Mistry on Tuesday evening. Tata Sons has objected to the use of sensitive data as exhibits annexed to the petition before NCLT. The notice served for Tata Sons by solicitors Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas demanded Mr Mistry and his family firms must withdraw these documents pertaining to sensitive and confidential data forthwith and desist from its use in future. The notice says " Without there being no requirement to do so,the Mistry family firms, deliberately included in the petition as exhibits confidential data,business strate gies and financial information RAJU GUSAIN email@example.com Dehradun, 27 December Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed demonetisation as a cleanliness drive and thanked the people for supporting him in his fight against black money Addressing a . BJP Parivartan Rally here today he , described himself as a Chowkidar (watchman) who has taken the kingpins of robbers by surprise by attacking them. pertaining to business affairs of Tata Sons, Tata Group companies and joint ventures. It further states " By passing on confidential and sensitive information accessed by you in your capacity as a Director of Tata Sons to companies owned and controlled by your family you have acted in complete violation of your confidentiality undertakingto Tata Sons , your fiduciary duties towards Tata Sons and your obligations under Tata Code of Conduct...’’ CHANGE IN BUDGET CYCLE WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON ECONOMY: PM Early Budget for timely funds SNS & PTI New Delhi, 27 December Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said advancing the date of budget presentation would help getting funds authorised for different sectors at the start of the fiscal, even as he stressed that people do not mind paying taxes if their money is spent properly . Addressing economists at Niti Aayog's meeting on 'Economic Policy The Road Ahead', he said that a change in the budget cycle would have an impact on the real economy “The date . of budget presentation is being advanced so that expenditure is authorised by the time the new financial year begins,” the Prime Minister said. The government is proposing to present the budget for 2017-18 on February 1 instead of the regular date of February 28. Also, there will be no separate railway budget for the next fiscal as the government has decided to merge it with the general budget. Modi said under the existing budget calendar, the authorisation of expenditure comes with the onset of the monsoon which results in government programmes remaining relatively inactive in the productive pre-monsoon months. During the twohour meeting, Modi also underlined the need for greater cooperation among different wings of the government. Modi said the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) should not work in silos and share data, Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Pana- gariya said while briefing reporters about the meeting. The Prime Minister said it is not that taxpayers do not want to pay taxes, but only that the proceeds should be utilised well, Panagariya said. If someone sees that his or her tax revenue is used to build, say a hospital, nobody will hesitate to pay tax, but when expenditure is not properly done, then people want to evade, Panagariya said summarising mal. The Gandhi scion said demonetisation has failed to reduce corruption and arrest black money laundering and instead made poor people's life "miserable". "Demonitisation has had no impact on corruption and black money . A new black market has emerged to convert black money into white," Gandhi said adding that demonetisation was an attack on the country's poor and had only increased unem- ployment. "There is no cash with farmers, small traders and labourers," he said. Joining forces with Gandhi, the West Bengal Chief Minister described demonetisation as the biggest scam post independence. She said the demonetisation decision was "illegal" and "unconstitutional" and has set the economy back 20 years. "Modi, you had asked for 50 days time, people were losing livelihood, dying due to starvation, yet they gave you that time. Now 47 days are over, and only three days are left," said Miss Banerjee referring to the 50day deadline set by the Prime Minister "We will wait for the next three days. But Modi, if things remain unsolved, will you take the responsibility and resign as the Prime Minister of the country," she asked. "In the name of demonetisation you have plundered the entire country, over 10 crore people have been rendered unemployed. You have looted money from the poor to give relief to the corporates who have created huge nonperfor ming assets for the banks. "GDP has sustained huge losses, the economy has been set back by 20 years. This is a mega scam, the biggest scam after Independence." PM attacks Opp,thanks people Tata Sons serve legal notice on Mistry HATS OFF ~ Cricketer Samit Gohel P9 P16 P8 THUMBNAILS HOW INDIANS CAN MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN KOHLI PIPS SMITH Modi's intervention. Asked whether the issue of demonetisation figured in the meeting, Panagariya said it was mentioned only as part of formalisation of economy One of the experts, . however, said fiscal consolidation should not be a problem for government in wake of the likely gains of demonetisation. Panagariya added the PM and the FM listened to the views of experts on agriculture; jobs, skills and education; and budget. Seeking views of the economists for the forthcoming budget on areas such job creation, agriculture, skill development and education, Modi underlined the need for engaging the youth for speeding up economic development. Modi promised to continue his fight against corruption and also pledged to empower the honest. He said, “You have assigned me the work of ‘Chowkidari.’ Now I am doing my work and some people are having trouble. They have started asking what type of watchman is this who is attacking the heads of thieves." Modi said a handful of people have taken honest people hostage. The packed to capacity Parade ground saw Modi recalling his 2014 visit to the same venue. “When I came here in 2014, during the Lok Sabha election campaign , the ground was half packed but now I can see people at all places and on rooftops. Last time BJP got a clean sweep in Uttarakhand; the big presence here gives me a clear indication of the result of the coming elections (state assembly).” Without naming any political party and the hindrance the opposition was creating in the fight against corruption Modi said, TURN TO PAGE 4 Maya,BJP war of words over BSP account raid SNS & PTI Lucknow/New Delhi, 27 December A day after the ED detected Rs 104 crore deposits in BSP's bank account, a furious party supremo Mayawati dubbed it as an attempt by the “anti-dalit” BJP and Modi government to tarnish her party's image by misusing official machinery . Two senior ministers in the Modi dispensation, including BJP ally Ram Vilas Paswan of LJP, shot back, saying her dalit identity does not give her “licence” to engage in corruption and that the former UP chief minister was trying to “hide corruption” by raking up the issue of her origin. A major contender for power in the most populous state of the country which goes to polls a few months from now, Mayawati claimed the money detected by the Enforcement Directorate in a Delhi bank yesterday was accounted for and played the dalit card in her bid to turn the tables on BJP, calling it “anti-dalit”. “BJP leaders having casteist mentality do not want that a 'dalit ki beti' should get the master key of the biggest state's politics and work for the welfare of 90 per cent poor and deprived...it will bring an end to their capitalist politics,” she told a hurriedly called press conference in Lucknow. “All deposits are as per norms and party rules and the money was collected before note ban. Should we have thrown it?” she asked. Terming the ED action as an effort to tarnish BSP's image ahead of UP Assembly elections just few months away, Mayawati said the “anti-Dalit” BJP managed a section of the media. “After I exposed the conspiracy of BJP in forcing an alliance between SP and Congress yesterday, BJP was taken aback and out of sheer frustration it indulged in such a petty act against BSP and family members of the party chief,” she alleged. The BJP hit back quickly, insisting she was trying to hide corruption by using her dalit identity “Mayawa. ti has leveled baseless allegations against our party chief and the Prime Minister. We reject the allegations with all contempt. If there is a routine check on deposits conducted by the ED, why is Mayawati so flustered?” asked Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad at a press conference. TURN TO PAGE 4 FCRA LICENCES OF 20,000 NGOS CANCELLED DEEPAK RAZDAN firstname.lastname@example.org New Delhi, 27 December Licences of 20,000 of the 33,000 NGOs registered with the Central government for receiving foreign funds under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) have been cancelled in the past two years after a scrutiny of their functioning. Home Ministry sources said the NGOs’ working was scrutinised as it was found they were flouting rules concerning filing of annual returns and statements. They had escaped any action as there was virtually no monitoring of their work. After the scrutiny of the NGOs, only 13,000 are being allowed to receive foreign funds. Work of the department dealing with the subject has been modernised in the Government. The Government informed Parliament this month that approximately Rs 32,000 crore of foreign contribution was received by NGOs during the last three years (2013-14 to 2015-16). There are an estimated three lakh NGOs working in the country Only those re. ceiving foreign funds are to be registered with the Central government.The rest are registered with the State Governments. In the last two years, 3000 existing NGOs have applied for renewal of their licences under FCRA, while 2000 fresh applications have been received for licences under the Act. TURN TO PAGE 4
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