CMYK www.thestatesman.com MONDAY 18 JUNE 2018 FIND US ONLINE Scan this with your smartphone twitter.com/TheStatesmanLtd facebook.com/thestatesman1875 Pages 24 |` 5.00|LC* KOLKATA | NEW DELHI | SILIGURI | BHUBANESWAR GREECE SIGNS MACEDONIA NAME CHANGE DEAL LANKAN CAPTAIN CHARGED OVER BALL TAMPERING SPECIAL 8-PAGE SUPPLEMENT ON 20 YEARS OF SILIGURI EDITION TODAY WEATHER Hot and humid weather is likely to prevail. Temperature will be in the range of 37-30 degrees Celsius RAINFALL: 1.5 mm RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max.84% Min. 62% Max: 34.8°C (+1) SUN RISES 04:52 hrs MOON RISES 09.28 hrs P11 Champions crash to Mexico defeat in opening game Decision taken with Amarnath Yatra in mind STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 17 JUNE THUMBNAILS Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer concedes a goal during the World Cup Group F football match against Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday. AFP MOSCOW, 17 JUNE Rescue ship Aquarius enters Valencia port on Sunday. The 630 migrants whose rescue sparked a major migration row in Europe began disembarking in Spain after a turbulent week. AFP Today’s Matches Sweden v South Korea 5:30 p.m. Belgium v Panama 8:30 p.m. Tunisia v England 11.30 p.m. he Centre today called off its month-long suspension of operations against militant groups during the holy month of Ramadan in Jammu and Kashmir and directed the security forces to take "all necessary action" at the earliest to prevent terrorists from launching attacks and indulging in violence. "Security forces are being directed to take all necessary actions as earlier to prevent terrorists from launching attacks and indulging in violence and killings," Union home minister Rajnath Singh said in a statement but made it clear that the government will continue with its endeavour to create an environment free of terror and violence in the state.“It is important that all sections of peaceloving people come together to isolate the terrorists and motivate those who have been misguided to return to the path of peace,” he said. The Centre had announced suspension of operations at the beginning of the holy T Moon phase: First quarter on 24 June AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Defending champions Germany crashed to the first defeat in their opening game of a World Cup since 1982 as Hirving Lozano's clinical finish earned Mexico a shock 1-0 victory here today.The highly-rated PSV Eindhoven forward struck the winner on 35 minutes after a blistering counterattack at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow as Mexico beat Germany for just the second time in history. Germany's preparations for the tournament were plagued by poor results and controversy, and their problems were magnified in the Russian capital, leaving their proud record of never being eliminated in the group stage of a World Cup already in danger. Joachim Loew started eight of the nine 2014 World Cup winners in his squad, with Mesut Ozil returning from a knee injury and Manuel Neuer back in goal following his lengthy absence for the Group F clash. P12 Govt calls off J&K ceasefire Min: 30.4°C (+4) SUN SETS 18:23 hrs MOON SETS 22:40 hrs TEMPERATURE P10 ‘YES, I’M AT FAULT BUT WE’LL DO WELL ALL RIGHT’ A remarkably open start saw Timo Werner sprint in behind the Mexico defence before dragging across the face of the goal, while Mats Hummels shot straight at Guillermo Ochoa after a botched clearance. Neuer held well twice in quick succession, first from a long-range Hector Herrera strike and then again to keep out Hector Moreno's header, as Mexico attacked the Germany backline with regularity. Carlos Salcedo nearly diverted a teasing cross into his own net, while Timo Werner hit tamely at Ochoa when an umarked Julian Draxler appeared the better option. Mexico continued to threaten, Miguel Layun narrowly unable to latch onto a through ball, but their goal arrived 10 minutes before the break as Germany were again sliced apart. After Sami Khedira lost possession, Javier Hernandez triggered a lightning counter before finding a charging Lozano, who cut inside a covering Ozil and lashed low inside Neuer's near post to spark deafening roars from the sizeable Mexico support. Nirav Modi using multiple passports, faces fresh FIR NEW DELHI, 17 JUNE Agencies probing the alleged USD 2-billion PNB fraud have detected that absconding diamond merchant Nirav Modi possessed at least halfa-dozen Indian passports and a fresh FIR is being mulled against him for this offence, officials said today. Modi has been traced to Belgium by Indian intelligence agencies and his frequent travels, despite the revocation of his passport, have led the sleuths to unearth that of the six passports he held, two were active for quite some time. The four other passports were found to be not active, sources said. Of the two active passports, one had Modi's full name while the other only had his first name with a 40month UK visa issued against it and that is probably how he kept travelling to various countries, despite the government revoking his first known passport earlier this year, the sources told PTI. The second passport was also subsequently revoked by the Indian authorities. The sources said the government, through the ministry of external affairs, has informed Interpol about the two revoked passports of Modi, but it appears that in the absence of a uniform international mechanism, the legal blocking of the documents in various countries could not be done and the fugitive diamantaire kept using those to travel through airports and possibly seaports PTI too. CMYK Security forces are being directed to take all necessary actions as earlier to prevent terrorists from launching attacks and indulging in violence and killings RAJNATH SINGH UNION HOME MINISTER month on 17 May and had said the decision was being taken in the interests of the peaceloving people of the state, in order to provide them a conducive atmosphere during the fasting month. Singh commended the role of security forces for having implemented the decision in letter and spirit in the face of grave provocation. “This has been widely appreciated by the people all over the country, including Jammu and Kashmir, and has brought relief to the common citizens," he said. “While the security forces have displayed exemplary restraint during this period, the terrorists have continued with their attacks, on civilians and security forces, resulting in deaths and injuries," he said. According to officials, there were 18 incidents of terror between 17 April to 17 May this year and the figure rose to above 50 during the suspension of operations. The period saw several brutal killings which included that of an army soldier kidnapped by militants, attacks on civilians propagating moderate approach and finally the gunning down of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari, who was a strong voice for peace. Security agencies had alerted the government about designs by certain terror groups to disrupt the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra beginning 28 June and the need for conducting some operations in South Kashmir. "The home ministry has taken note of all the inputs available and decided that suspension of operation, which was carried out for one month, will no longer continue," Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh said. "I think the immediate priority for all of us is conducting the upcoming Amarnath yatra in peaceful and successful manner," he said. Four CMs urge PM to resolve Delhi govt’s problems NEW DELHI, 17 JUNE Four non-BJP Chief Ministers met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday at the meeting of the NITI Aayog's fourth general council meeting here and urged him to resolve the problems of the Delhi government. The four chief ministers - West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee, Kerala's Pinarayi Vijayan, Karnataka's H D Kumaraswamy and Andhra Pradesh's N Chandrababu Naidu - have extended their support to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's sit-in protest at the Lt. Governor's office. "I along with the Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala have requested the Prime Minister to resolve the problems of Delhi government immediately," Banerjee tweeted. The four CMs on Saturday met and discussed a strategy to provide support to the AAP leader who wants IAS officers to end their non-cooperation with his government. They visited Kejriwal's residence and met his family. They also wrote to Delhi's Lt. Governor Anil Baijal seeking to meet Kejriwal, who is on a protest at Raj Niwas. They said permission was denied and wondered if this was possible in a "democracy". IANS
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