CMYK THURSDAY www.thestatesman.com 14 SEPTEMBER 2017 FIND US ONLINE Scan this with your smartphone twitter.com/TheStatesmanLtd facebook.com/thestatesman1875 Pages 20 |` 5.00|LC* KOLKATA | NEW DELHI | SILIGURI | BHUBANESWAR P10 SENSEX 32,186.41 +27.75 WEATHER Generally cloudy sky. Rain/thundershower towards afternoon or evening. Max & min temp 35/27 degree celsius, respectively. RAINFALL: Trace RELATIVE HUMIDITY P5 NIFTY 10,079.30 -13.75 Min. 61% Max: 34.5°C (+2) SUN RISES 05:24 hrs MOON RISES 00.00 hrs Min: 26.6°C (+1) SUN SETS 17:41 hrs MOON SETS 12:59 hrs ` vs $ 64.00 +4 PAISE GOLD 28,970.00 +110.00 Modi, Abe hold 8-km roadshow in Gujarat SNS & PTI Third quarter tomorrow THUMBNAILS NSUI president Rocky Tussed with vice-president Kunal Sehrawat after winning the DUSU elections at Delhi University in the Capital on Wednesday. SNS HC on married daughters: In a significant judgment, a Special Bench of acting Chief Justice Nishitha Mhatre, Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice Tapobrata Chakraborty of Calcutta High Court on Wednesday held that a married woman will be entitled to to her father's job on compassionate grounds. Court further directed the state panchayat and labour departments not to mention the term "married" in their respective notifications. Ritabrata’s expulsion recommended: CPI-M's Bengal committee recommended expulsion for Rajya Sabha MP Ritabrata Bandyopadhyay for anti party activities including openly criticising the party during an interview to a TV channel. Central Committee will take the final decision after the CPI-M Politburo approves his removal from the party. Hewas earlier suspended from the party for “leading a lavish life and using costly high tech gadgets.” India submits written pleadings in Jadhav case: India on Wednesday submitted its written pleadings to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which is hearing the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, a retired Indian navy officer sentenced to death by a Pakistan military court allegedly for espionage and subversive activities." The ICJ has suspended the death sentence of Jadhav pending final judgment by it after India moved the court in May. Suicide bomber kills 3 near Kabul cricket stadium: A suicide bomber killed three people including a policeman and wounded five others after blowing himself up near a cricket stadium in the Afghan capital Kabul today, police said. The attacker detonated the bomb after he was stopped at a security checkpoint as he walked towards the stadium where a P10 match was under way. AHMEDABAD, 13 SEPT he streets of Ahmedabad today came alive with song and dance performances as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an 8-km road show with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and his wife, the first such event by the Indian premier with a visiting head of government. Modi held Abe in his characteristic bear hug as he, accompanied by wife Akie, landed at the Ahmedabad airport, reflecting the close bonding the two leaders have forged over several meetings. In a gesture symbolising the growing ties between the two large Asiatic economies, Abe wore kurtapyjama and a royal blue Nehru jacket while his wife donned a red salwarkameez ensemble as they accompanied Modi on the road show from the airport to the Sabarmati Ashram. Sabarmati Ashram was set up by apostle of peace Mahatma Gandhi who spent considerable time of his life there. Song and dance performances were held by the roadside as the cavalcade rolled on, guarded by gun toting security personnel. Crowds lining up the streets cheered as Modi and Abe waved at them. Akie, meanwhile, happily clicked photos with her mobile phone. People were seen waving Indian and Japanese national flags at several places. The road show, designed T Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) and his wife pay their respects to Mahatma Gandhi along with the Indian PM during their visit to Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat. AFP to showcase India's cultural diversity, saw artistes from several states performing on 28 stages erected by the roadside. They performed folk dances in traditional attires, while at several places along the way people in customary Japanese ensemble carrying parasols were also seen breaking into a jig to welcome the visiting dignitaries. The road show, which began from Ahmedabad airport ended at the Sabarmati Ashram after traversing nearly eight kilometres. The visiting dignitaries and Modi paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the ashram where the Father of the Nation lived for about 12 years. “Love and Thanks”, Abe wrote in a short message in Japanese on the visitors' register which was also signed by his wife. The three later sat for some time by the serene Sabarmati Riverfront, developed by Modi when he was the chief minister of Gujarat, chatting and laughing. The two leaders will get down to business tomorrow when they would jointly lay the foundation stone for the high-speed train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai which is expected to be completed by 2022. The train would cover the distance of over 500 km in around STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 13 SEPT The Supreme Court was today moved by Ryan officials for transfer of case from Sohna Court as the bar bodies at Sohna and Gurgaon allegedly asked their member lawyers not to represent any person or accused in the brutal murder of sevenyear-old Pradyuman. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Amitava Roy and A M Khanwilkar considered the submission of senior advo- cate KTS Tulsi that the fundamental right of a person to be represented by a lawyer of his choice is getting infringed. The bench assured counsel of Francis Thomas, northern zone head of Ryan Group, that it will hear the petition on 18 September 18. Francis PRESS TRUST OF INDIA NEW DELHI, 13 SEPTEMBER Supreme Court order to grant citizenship to Chakma-Hajong refugees could be honoured and the rights of the local population not diluted. “The Supreme Court order has to be honoured. Chakmas are settled in Arunachal Pradesh since 1964. But ST status and indigenous people's rights won't be diluted,” he said. The initiative on the Chakma and Hajong refugees comes amid the ongoing row over the Central government's plans to deport Rohingya Muslims, who came to India due to alleged persecution in Myanmar. Rijiju, who belongs to Arunachal Pradesh, has said Rohingyas are illegal immigrants. Several organisations and civil society in Arunachal Pradesh have been opposing citizenship to the Chakma and Hajong refugees saying it would change the demography of the state. The central government is trying to find a workable solution by proposing that the refugees will not be given rights, including land ownership, enjoyed by Scheduled Tribes in Arunachal Pradesh, an official said.However, they may be given Inner Line permits required for non-locals in Arunachal Pradesh to trav- two hours. Japan has extended a soft loan for the ambitious project conceptualised by Modi. The two leaders will hold the 12th Indo-Japan annual Summit meeting at Gandhinagar after which agreements will be exchanged. Later, an IndiaJapan business plenary meeting will be held. Fifteen agreements will be signed for investments in Gujarat during the visit of the Japanese prime minister, Gujarat chief secretary J N Singh had said yesterday. Abe's spouse will be visiting a number of places including an NGO -- Blind People's Association. NSUI reclaims DUSU from ABVP SC moved for transfer of Ryan boy murder case Thomas has been arrested in connection with the murder of the boy in school premises on Friday last. "The fundamental right under Article 21 (Right to Life and Personal Liberty) is being infringed," senior advocate KTS Tulsi claimed, adding that the Supreme Court may consider transferring the case outside Sohna in Haryana. Police allege that 42-year-old bus conductor Ashok Kumar killed him with a knife after the boy resisted an attempt to sodomise him. Chakmas to get citizenship The Centre will grant citizenship to all Chakma and Hajong refugees living in the Northeast but ensure that the rights of indigenous people are not diluted, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said today. The Chakma-Hajong refugee issue was discussed threadbare at a high level meeting convened by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and attended by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Union Minister of State for Home Rijiju and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval among others. Addressing reporters after the hour-long meeting, Rijiju said a “middle ground” would be chosen so the 2015 P10 Leaders of India and Japan to address summit meeting in Gandhinagar Max.87% TEMPERATURE SHARIF, KIDS TOLD TO APPEAR BEFORE COURT ON 19 SEPT HC CALLS FOR CASE RECORDS IN KEJRIWAL CASE S’PORE GETS FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT WITHOUT A VOTE el and work. Rijiju blamed the Congress for the current situation, saying that the then government had settled the refugees in Arunachal Pradesh without taking the local people into confidence. “Congress has done great injustice to the local people. We are trying to find a middle ground so that the Supreme Court order is honoured, the local people's rights are not infringed and the human rights of the Chakmas and Hajongs are protected,” he said. The minister said a petition may be filed on the issue in the Supreme Court soon. Myanmar leader Suu Kyi will not attend the UNGeneral Assembly this week, her spokesman said as she faces a barrage of criticism over her failure to speak up for Rohingya Muslims fleeing Rakhine state. NEW DELHI, 13 SEPTEMBER Bouncing back in the national capital's students politics, the Congress party's students wing NSUI on Wednesday won two top posts in the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) polls, dealing a blow to the incumbent RSS-affiliated ABVP which had been at the helm of DUSU affairs for the past four years. The NSUI bagged the positions of the DUSU president and vice president while the ABVP could manage to secure the posts of the secretary and joint secretary only. The NSUI's triumph came barely three days after the United Left alliance candidates swept the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union elections, defeating the ABVP to win all four top posts ~ including those of the president, vice president, general secretary and joint secretary ~ there. Last year, the ABVP had won three top DUSU posts, with the NSUI managing to win only the joint secretary position. About 43 per cent polling was recorded in the DUSU elections held on Tuesday, with the counting of votes taking place on Wednesday. The elections were marked by debates on issues like freedom, free speech and vioSNS lence. CMYK MESSI SPARKLES IN BARCELONA’S REVENGE VICTORY P11 SILVER 41,100.00 +300.00 BRENT CRUDE (IN $) 54.62 +0.35 Aadhaar: SC hearing is on as Jaitley claims success STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 13 SEPTEMBER As the Supreme Court continues to hear petition challenging the Central government's move to make Aadhaar mandatory for almost everything, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday expressed his confidence on the success of the Aadhaar scheme, adding that it will ‘stand the test of constitutionality.’ "Aadhaar was an important leap forward. When the concept of Aadhaar was introduced under the UPA regime, it was still evolving. Technologically, the concept was good. However, the full potential had not been realised. While there was a draft law related to management, the use of it was not clear," Jaitley said while delivering the keynote address at the Conclave on Financial Inclusion organised by the United Nations in India. The confidentiality of the account holder’s data, Jaitley stated, was crucial, as was the idea of privacy as a constitutional guarantee. "There are important questions which arise and therefore a legislation was necessary and because of evolving detail the confidentiality of the data and to build some iron wall around the data itself was also equally important. The legislation has been passed and I'm sure it will stand the test of constitutionality for the reason that even while upholding rightly so the idea of privacy as an important constitutional guarantee the restraints under the article 21 which Supreme Court said that is the question raised just now which could be imposed they have to be by law they have to be obviously reasonable," Jaitley added. The minister further added while these are in the larger national interest, detection of crime and dissemination of social benefit can also be achieved through the interplay of Aadhaar accounts. Earlier last month, a nine-judge Constitution bench of the apex court had declared the Right to Privacy as a fundamental right saying it is protected as an intrinsic part of the right to life and personal liberty under Article 21 and as a part of the freedom guaranteed by Part III of the Constitution. Speaking on the occasion, Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman Niti Aayog said, privacy is all about trust between government and people, while maintaining that there is hardly any privacy left the minute one uses a credit card. Kumar said that in today's world even telecallers know what a person buys and what he needs. "You got to focus on mistrust between the government and people. This is core of all debates that are going on about privacy. I have got no privacy left ever since I got mastercard. I get calls from telecallers who know what I buy. If we have any illusions about privacy, stop doing now" Kumar added. Speaking about financial inclusion, Jaitley said as many as 30 crore families have got bank accounts since the launch of India’s biggest ever bank account opening drive, Jan Dhan Yojana three years back. Jaitley added that the number of zero-balance accounts has reduced from 77 percent to 20 percent and even these would become operational once the direct benefit transfer is expanded. Aadhaar should be made mandatory for the registration of NRI marriages in India to tackle desertion and other marital issues, an inter-ministerial committee has recommended to the Ministry of External Affairs. The proposal by the special committee on Indian passport holders getting married in India is aimed at protecting the rights of women who are deserted by their NRI husbands or become victims of domestic violence and dowry harassment abroad. “It has been proposed that Aadhaar be a must-have for registration of NRI marriages (in India),” said a source.
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