CMYK TUESDAY www.thestatesman.com 12 SEPTEMBER 2017 FIND US ONLINE Scan this with your smartphone twitter.com/TheStatesmanLtd facebook.com/thestatesman1875 Pages 16 |` 5.00|LC KOLKATA | NEW DELHI | SILIGURI | BHUBANESWAR P10 SENSEX 31,882.16 +194.64 WILL EVERYTHING REALLY CHANGE POST BRICS INDIA TO STEP UP SUPPORT TO AFGHAN FORCES TRUMP VOWS TO ELIMINATE TERROR HAVENS P3 NIFTY 10,006.05 +71.25 ` vs $ 63.93 -15 PAISE TUSSLE FOR TITLE REDUCED TO ONE-MAN SHOW P7 GOLD 29,030.00 -185.00 SILVER 41,000.00 -100.00 UN hits at Rohingya stand WEATHER Partly cloudy sky. Rain/thundershower in some areas towards afternoon or evening. Max & min temp 35/28 degree celsius Human rights council chief criticises India’s bid to deport Rohingya refugees RAINFALL: Nil RELATIVE HUMIDITY GENEVA/NEW DELHI, 11 SEPTEMBER Max.87% TEMPERATURE SNS & AGENCIES DECRYING HUMAN CLEANSING 500 more homes in the south of the Maungdaw region were set on fire on Monday. Myanmarese officials blamed the insurgents and the Rohingya people of burning their own homes to draw global attention Min. 61% Max: 34.9°C (+3) Min: 27.8°C (+2) SUN RISES SUN SETS 5:23 hrs 17:43 hrs MOON RISES MOON SETS 22.27 hrs 10:58 hrs Third quarter 13 September THUMBNAILS A huge wave lashes Morro Castle in Havana, on 10 September. The Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba knocking down homes and killing 10 people on way to Florida. AFP Sahara blow: The Supreme Court has rejected Sahara chief Subrata Roy's plea seeking two more months to deposit Rs 966.80 crore of the remaining Rs 1500 crore, saying he was trying to treat the apex court as “a laboratory” to play with the law. The apex court directed the official liquidator to go ahead with the scheduled auction of the group's Aamby Valley property in Maharashtra valued at Rs 37,392 crore, as it rejected Roy's plea to extend the time till November 11. The directions came after Roy said he had deposited Rs 533.20 crore in the Sebi-Sahara account and wanted to pay the remaining Rs 966.80 crore PTI through cheques dated November 11.. Bullet train: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today said the fare of the high-speed bullet train would be “affordable for all”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe are scheduled to lay the foundation stone of the much-anticipated bullet train project on 14 September. Officials said working out the fare details was premature, but added that the bullet train would have two categories of seats -- executive and economy and the prices comparable with the PTI base fare of Rajdhani Express. Lalu assets: More than a dozen properties worth around Rs. 165 crore spread across Delhi and Bihar -- allegedly belonging to the family of Bihar's veteran politician Lalu Yadav has been seized by the Income Tax department, which is investigating assets cases against the family in several cities. the media reported. The beneficiary of most is Tejashwi Yadav, Lalu Yadav's son, who is also seen as his political heir. The beneficiary of the farmhouse is his sister Misa Bharti, a parliamentariAGENCIES an from Bihar, tax officials said. N human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein on Monday criticised attempts by India to deport Rohingya refugees to Myanmar when the ethnic minority community was facing forced eviction and “cleansing” on its home turf. Addressing the opening of a UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva, Zeid said, “I deplore current measures in India to deport Rohingya people at a time of such violence against them in their country." India's minister of state for home affairs, Kiren Rijiju, on 5 September had said the Rohingyas were illegal immigrants and “stand to be deported". He said nobody should preach New Delhi on the matter as India absorbed the maximum number of refugees in the world. Some 40,000 Rohingya people have settled in India, and 16,000 of them have received refugee documentation, according to UN estimates. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights noted that Rijiju had reportedly said "because India was not a U The United Nations Human Rights chief said Myanmar should stop pretending that Rohingya people were torching their own homes and its complete denial of reality was tarnishing the govt’s image. Thousands of refugees were still stranded on Myan- marese side of the river Naf and those arriving to cross to Bangladesh have been stopped after a crackdown on boatmen charging $ 122 per head. Members of the Indian Union of Muslim League protest against the government of Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya people in New Delhi on Monday. AFP signatory to the Refugee Convention it could dispense with international law on the matter, together with basic human compassion.” “However, by virtue of customary law, its ratification of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the obligations of due process and the universal principle of non-refoulement, India cannot carry out collective expulsions, or return people to a place where they More than 300,000 people have fled to Bangladesh since 25 August when the violence broke out between the militant refugees and the government. risk torture or other serious violations,” the UN human rights chief said. He also referred to the killing of activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh, observing that she had “tirelessly addressed the corrosive effect of sectarianism and hatred” in the country. Zeid hit out at the Myanmar government for conducting the “cruel military operation” against the minority, describing it as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. Zeid's comments to the Rights SC notice to Haryana govt, CBSE in Ryan murder SNS & AGENCIES NEW DELHI, 11 SEPTEMBER A plea, filed by the father of a 7-yearold boy, who was killed inside Gurgaon's Ryan International School, seeking a CBI probe in the case, on Monday prompted the Supreme Court to seek the responses from the Centre and the Haryana government. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also sought a response from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on the plea, which has sought framing of guidelines to fix responsibility of school managements in case of such incidents and also regarding the safety and security of the children. The bench observed that “this petition is not restricted only to the school concerned as it has a country-wide ramification”. The bench asked the governments and the CBSE to respond within three weeks. Barun Chandra Thakur, the father of the student said in his plea that a free and fair investigation should be conducted by CBI under the monitoring of the apex court in the matter. The boy was found with his throat slit, lying in a pool of blood in a washroom of the Gurgaon school on 8 September. Two top officials of the Ryan International School have been Two senior school officials Francis Thomas and Jeyus Thomas were arrested on Sunday after interrogation. Acting principal Neerja Batra has been detained and was questioned. She was likely to be arrested arrested while the acting principal detained for questioning, the police said today. Acting principal Neerja Batra has was likely to be arrested. Fourteen police teams constituted to probe the case, which sparked huge public outrage, are questioning the school staff while an SIT team is on its way to Mumbai to interrogate school CEO Ryan Pinto and director Albert Pinto. Gurgaon Police Chief Sandeep Khairwar said the “school's legal head, Francis Thomas and HR Head,Jeyus Thomas" were arrested on Sunday night following interrogation”. At least 50 people, including nine scribes and photo journalists, were injured when police baton-charged a group of people protesting the murder and demanded action against the Ryan school management. It also asked for adequate compensation to the injured mediapersons and damage caused to their equipment. Modi empowers clean-up crew with Vande Mataram Jaypee firm told to deposit Rs 2,000 cr NEW DELHI, 11 SEPTEMBER SNS & PTI NEW DELHI, 11 SEPTEMBER Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday underlined the need to maintain cleanliness as he argued that there was no point chanting “Vande Mataram” while continuing to dump garbage on earth. Modi was addressing a students’ convention at Vigyan Bhawan to mark 125 years of Swami Vivekananda’s address at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago and the centenary celebrations of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay. “As I entered, I heard people loudly chanting Vande Mataram...The value of patriotism fills my heart. I am asking all countrymen whether we have the right to chant Vande Mataram. I know this will hurt many people. “We Western critics have accused Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of failing to speak out for the Rohingya people, hated as migrants from Bangladesh chew paan (betel leaf) and spit it out on Mother India (Bharat maa par pichakaari mare) and then chant Vande Mataram. Throw garbage and then chant Vande Mataram... The sanitation and cleaning workers have the first right to say Vande Mataram,” he said. Urging people to keep their surroundings clean, the Prime Minister said people may or may not keep their surroundings clean but nobody had the right to dirty places. The comments come in the backdrop of the government's efforts to “clean India” by October 2, 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The Prime Minister’s address was broadcast live in universities across the country. Emphasising that Vivekananda’s historic September 11 address in the US was a message of love and brotherhood, Modi said the devastating 9/11 terror strike, which took place 16 years ago, might not have happened had the significance of his speech not been forgotten. “Just with a few words a young sanyasi (seer) from India won over the hearts and minds of the world and showed his power of oneness,” the Prime Minister said. The Supreme Court moved on Monday to protect buyers of homes by builder Jaypee Infratech, which is being pursued in a bankruptcy court over unpaid loans, telling its parent Jaiprakash Associates to deposit Rs 2,000 crore ($313 million) by 27 October. Many buyers of Jaypee Infratech apartments in the outskirts of New Delhi have paid for them but have not yet taken possession of the homes. They moved court saying they could lose money. Jaypee Infratech is one of the 12 firms being pursued by lenders under the direction of central bank. The court stopped the Managing Director and Directors of Jaypee Infratech from travelling AGENCIES abroad. CMYK Council in Geneva came as the official tally of Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar to cross into southern Bangladesh in over two weeks soared to 300,000. The surge of refugees — many sick or wounded — has strained the resources of aid agencies already helping hundreds of thousands from previous bloodletting in Myanmar. “We have received multiple reports and satellite imagery of security forces and local militia burning Rohingya P12 villages, and consistent accounts of extrajudicial killings, including shooting fleeing civilians,” Zeid said. “I call on the government to end its current cruel military operation, with accountability for all violations that have occurred, and to reverse the pattern of severe and widespread discrimination against the Rohingya population,” he added. Attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) militants on police posts and an army base in the northwestern state of Rakhine on 25 August provoked a military counteroffensive. Myanmar said its security forces were carrying out clearance operations to defend against ARSA, which the government has branded a terrorist organisation. Myanmar on Sunday rebuffed a ceasefire declared by ARSA to enable the delivery of aid to thousands of displaced and hungry people in the north of Rakhine state, declaring that that it "did not negotiate with terrorists". Human rights monitors and the fleeing Rohingya refugees accused the army and Rakhine Buddhist vigilantes of mounting a campaign of arson aimed at driving out the community. BRENT CRUDE (IN $) 53.59 -0.19 Court raps Mamata remarks on DA The High Court termed remarks by CM about DA seekers as “unfortunate”. Last week, she told state employees not to bark while pressing payment of DA arrears. The state DA has been hiked by 15 per cent from 2018 STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE KOLKATA, 11 SEPTEMBER The Division Bench of acting Chief Justice, Nishitha Mhatre and Justice Tapobrata Chakraborty of Calcutta High Court on Monday termed as “unfortunate” chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s remark last week asking state employees “not to bark” while pressing their demand for payment of dearness allowance arrears. “Some of the comments of chief minister on the day she announced the percentage of dearness allowance is unfortunate. The set of words used is very unfortunate, " the Division Bench observed during the hearing of a petition by some of the state government employees' unions. “We are not barking, we are begging" Sardar Amjad Ali submitted appearing for an employees union. He was referring to some of the portions of the chief minister’s speech. "Some of the statements made by the chief minister was very uncivilised" Bikas Ranjan Bhattacharya, appearing for another state employees’ union, submitted. When advocate general Kisor Dutta stated the petitioners should be happy after chief minister announced 15 per cent hike in dearness allowance, Ali and Bhattacharya asked how it could be implemented without a notification. The court also asked the same question. The advocate general sought time till next Monday, but Division Bench directed him to bring it by 13 September. "Why are you objecting to addition of parties ? It is a very important issue. If the order of DA is given, everybody (state government employees) will benefit" the court pointed out. Moved by the Congress-backed Confederation of State Government Employees and the Left's State Government Employees' Union, the appeal is crucial for nearly 8 lakh workers of state government.
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