SATURDAY www.thestatesman.com 10 FEBRUARY 2018 FIND US ONLINE Scan this with your smartphone twitter.com/TheStatesmanLtd facebook.com/thestatesman1875 Pages 20 |` 5.00|LC KOLKATA | NEW DELHI | SILIGURI | BHUBANESWAR FM TO BRIEF RBI AND SEBI BOARD ON BUDGET TODAY P8 SENSEX 34,005.76 -407.40 WEATHER Partly cloudy sky with maximum and minimum temperature to be around 29 and 19 degree celsius, respectively. RAINFALL: Nil RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max.91% Min. 43% Max: 29.8°C (+2) SUN RISES 06:11 hrs MOON RISES 01.47 hrs Min: 18.5°C (+2) SUN SETS 17:31 hrs MOON SETS 13:03 hrs TEMPERATURE NIFTY 10,454.95 -121.90 MESSAGE LACED WITH HUMOUR ‘WE ARE BORN AS ENTREPRENEURS’ P7 ` vs $ 64.40 -14.00 PAISE P14 GOLD 28,985.00 +125.00 Opp MPs meet Prez, seek SIT in Loya case THUMBNAILS Stocks retreat on global rout: Stocks tripped over the growing worries about rise in interest rates and a global rout in equities today, with the benchmark Sensex falling over 1 per cent to close at a one-month low and the broader Nifty crashing below the P8 10,500 level. P12 SILVER 38,200.00 +200.00 BRENT CRUDE (IN $) 64.20 -0.61 SHOW OF UNITY Court-monitored investigation into CBI judge’s death demanded SNS & PTI First moon quarter on 10 February INDIANS ONE WIN AWAY FROM MAKING HISTORY NEW DELHI, 9 FEBRUARY O pposition MPs today petitioned President Ram Nath Kovind for a court-monitored SIT probe into the death of CBI judge B H Loya and said they have no faith in either the CBI or the NIA. MPs from several political parties, including the Congress, the Trinamul Congress and the DMK, met the President and presented him a memorandum with the demand. The memorandum has been signed by 114 MPs from 15 parties, including the TMC, SP NCP DMK, RJD , , and AAP as well as the Left parties. The BSP is not a signatory to the letter. “To uphold the majesty of law, we request you to intervene in the matter. What is required is a thorough investigation through a team of independent officers selected and monitored by the Supreme Court,” the memorandum stated. The investigation should not be entrusted to either the Central Bureau of Investigation or the National Investigation Agency, given their track record, the MPs said. “Such a procedure will ensure the credibility of the institution in the eyes of the public. We sincerely hope you will use your good offices to serve the cause of justice,” they told the president. Loya, who was hearing the sensitive Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, died of a cardiac arrest in Nagpur on December 1, 2014, when he had gone to attend the wedding of a colleague's daughter. The two Koreas marched together and South Korea's president shared a historic handshake with Kim Jong Un's sister as the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opened in (SEE PAGE 10) a spirit of intense rapprochement on Friday. AFP
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