CMYK FRIDAY www.thestatesman.com 29 JUNE 2018 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 35,037.64 -179.47 P6 NIFTY 10,589.10 -82.30 ` vs $ 68.79 -18 PAISE Generally cloudy sky. One or two spells of rain/thundershower. Max and min temp likely to be 33-27 degree celsius, resp RAINFALL: 1.2 mm RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max.93% Min. 67% Max: 32.7°C (0) SUN RISES 04:55 hrs MOON RISES 18.32 hrs Min: 26.1°C (-1) SUN SETS 18:25 hrs MOON SETS 04:52 hrs Third quarter of moon on 10 July THUMBNAILS Plane crashes in Mumbai: A 12-seater aircraft crashed in a crowded Mumbai suburb Ghatkopar on Thursday, killing both the pilots and two aircraft maintenance engineers on board, besides a pedestrian, the police said. This was the second air mishap in Maharashtra in two days. The pilot and flight test engineer of a Sukhoi Su-30M aircraft had ejected safely after it crashed near Nashik yesterday. GOLD 29,410.00 -75.00 ‘Bukhari’s murder plotted in Pakistan’ The rupee collapsed to a record low of 69.10 against the US dollar on Thursday as rising crude oil prices deepened concerns about the country's current account deficit (CAD). Red flags have been raised by analysts because with surging oil prices and outflow of foreign funds, the Indian economy will become more fragile if the currency continues its fall. Oil shocks make imported goods costlier across the region. The higher oil prices are putting pressure on the country’s CAD, which is expected to widen to 2.5 per cent of GDP in FY 2019. CAD, which is the difference between the inflow and outflow of foreign exchange, jumped to $48.7 billion, or 1.9 per cent of GDP in the 2017, 18 fiscal. That was higher than the $14.4 billion, or 0.6 per cent of GDP , logged in the 2016-17 fiscal. The US has told all countries including India, to restrict crude oil imports from Iran by 4 SNS November. SNS & PTI US talks tough SRINAGAR, 28 JUNE here is tangible evidence to establish that the conspiracy to kill journalist Shujaat Bukhari was hatched by Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) in Pakistan and three cadres of the banned outfit including Naveed Jatt had executed the plan, a top police officer said here today. Inspector General of Police Kashmir S P Pani said while a Srinagar resident based in Pakistan had started an online campaign against the slain journalist, three Lashkar militants -- Jatt, Muzaffar Ahmad and Azad Malik carried out the killing. “There were rumours about the accused persons in the public domain after the incident. There were pictures of the three suspects that were released. “Now we have got evidence to confirm the identity of these three individuals as Azad Malik, Muzaffar Ahmad (both residents of south Kashmir) and Naveed Jatt. These three are T NEW DELHI, 28 JUNE now wanted by law,” he said. Identifying the fourth accused as Sajad Gul, who fled India on a passport in March last year, Pani said the investigation team will follow the due course of law to bring them to book. There was a series of social media campaign in which online platforms were used which were intimidating at times, he said, adding five to six posts came. “Apart from that there was a facebook (page) and a twitter handle @ahmadkhalid. The investigation has revealed and we have tangible evidence that these were done from Pakistan,” Pani said. The location provided by the service providers show that these belong to Pakistan and they are part of the LeT conspiracy,” he Swiss bank money: Money parked by Indians in Swiss banks rose over 50 per cent to CHF 1.01 billion (Rs 7,000 crore) in 2017, reversing a three-year downward trend amid India's clampdown on suspected black money stashed there, according to the data released by Swiss National Bank (SNB). Money kept by Pakistani nationals in Swiss banks fell by over 21 per cent to a record low of CHF 1.115 billion (Rs 7,700 crore) in 2017. . US House defeats immigration Bill: In a setback to President Donald Trump, the US House of Representatives defeated a bill which had proposed a merit-based immigration system and elimination of country quotas in Green Card allotment that would have helped legal migration of professionals from countries like India. The Bill was defeated by a large margin of 121 “yes” votes to 301 “no” votes in the Republican-majority House of Representatives. The US has strongly told Pakistan it cannot tolerate its government providing a safe haven to terrorists, American Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said today, asserting that Washington and New Delhi must become global leaders in the fight against terrorism. She said neither of the two nations can afford to turn a blind eye to the regimes that produce, harbour, and support terrorists, and the US is approaching its “relationship with Pakistan differently than in the past”. SNS/PTI added. Pani said Gul had earlier been arrested by Delhi police in 2003 and later by Srinagar police in 2016 for other terror related cases but managed to “fraudulently” obtain a PM rakes up Emergency, slams Opposition in UP SNS Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the Opposition parties accusing them of indulging in the politics of vote bank, opportunism and self interest. In an obvious reference to the Congress , the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Prime Minister said those who imposed the Emergency and those who opposed it had now come together. Taking a dig at SP president Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati, albeit without naming them, Modi said some people in Uttar Pradesh were more concerned and worried about their bungalows rather than providing homes to the poor and homeless. Still more, there were parties which did not strive for peace and development but thought in terms of unrest in the hope that it would benefit them politically, the Prime Minister added. The Prime Minister made these observations at a public rally in Maghar in the Sant Kabir Nagar district of the state on the 500 th death anniversary of the mystic poet and saint Kabir. The rally is being seen as a kick start of the BJP to the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. Referring to the Emergency imposed by late prime minister Indira Gandhi, the PM said two days back was the 43 rd anniversary of the Emergency. Those who had opposed it were now sharing the platform with the Congress. “Samajwad aur Bahujan ki baat karne walon ka satta ke prati lallach aap dekh rahe hain” (you are seeing the greed for power of those who talk about socialism and bahujan).Such people do not have the welfare of society in mind but are guided by the welfare of just themselves and their families.’’ Colombia, Japan in last 16 AGENCIES SAMARA (RUSSIA), 28 JUNE Senegal's defender Lamine Gassama challenges Colombia's midfielder Mateus Uribe (back) in the match on Thursday. AFP the attacking front line that thumped Poland 3-0, with midfielders Juan Quintero, James Rodriguez and Juan Cuadrado providing the support for striker Radamel Falcao up front. But by the end of an entertaining first half, Pekerman was forced to tinker when Rodriguez was forced off with an injury problem and replaced by Luis Muriel. Before then, Senegal had shown attacking potency but, all too often, failed to threaten David Ospina's goal. Colombia's best first-half chance came from a free- kick that saw Ndiaye dive to parry Juan Quintero's powerful effort after Falcao had been sandwiched in mid-air. Yet Colombia lacked pace and punch, and the trickery of Juan Cuadrado, so effective against Poland, failed to impress Senegal as they caught the Juventus man out more than once. When Cuadrado lost possession cheaply at the halfway line, Keita Balde sent Sadio Mane on his way towards goal before the Liverpool man fell under a challenge from defender Davinson Sanchez. Serbian referee Milorad Mazic pointed to the spot but amid Colombian protests he was called to consult the VAR, which showed Sanchez's boot had made contact with the ball first. From another free kick Falcao was flagged offside when he headed Quintero's floated delivery high and wide. Senegal responded, but Keita shot straight at Ospina after the 'keeper had spilled a powerful drive by Mane. There was excitement among the Colombian fans when they learned Poland had scored against Japan, but Los Cafeteros struggled to do their bit. Hopes were raised when Quintero's powerful free kick from the right was blocked in the area and fell to Muriel, whose shot was deflected out. From the corner, Falcao's header was bundled wide. Japan became the only Asian side to progress to the World Cup's last 16 on Thursday, slipping through despite losing 1-0 against alreadyeliminated Poland thanks to their lower tally of yellow cards, which meant Senegal went out. SEE ALSO PAGE 12 CMYK passport and flee the country last year. He said the investigation has so far established that this “terror crime” was committed by “proscribed terror organisation LeT. The conspiracy was hatched in Pakistan and execution was done by the three accused”. “Henceforth, we will approach the competent court and obtain non bailable warrant against the accused. Also, we will take all measures like look out notice and in case of need Interpol red (corner) notice because one of the accused is in Pakistan. He left our country,” he added. Pani said this was an important case and the investigators are going to focus on all the evidence they have. “There will also be a situation where transfer of evidence has to be done through the mutual legal assistance treaty,” he said. Asked about the involvement of another suspect Zubair Qayoom who was arrested two days after the 14 June incident, the IGP said at this stage his role is also being investigated. ‘INDIA RICH ENOUGH IN TALENT FOR NEW EXPERIMENTS’ P11 SILVER 39,700.00 -200.00 Rupee collapses to record low LUCKNOW, 28 JUNE A powerful header from Barcelona's Yerry Mina fired Colombia into the last 16 of the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Group H rivals Senegal, who crashed out due to a poorer disciplinary record than Japan. Colombia and Japan will play either England or Belgium, who were playing later Thursday. The South Americans, looking to reach the latter stages after reaching the quarter-finals in Brazil, risked going out of the tournament at the first hurdle. But after seeing the video assistant referee come to their rescue in a disappointing first half, Colombia were handed a last-16 lifeline 13 minutes from the end when Mina rose to meet a corner from the right and direct a header into the roof of Khadim Ndiaye's net. Poland's 1-0 consolation win over Japan meant the Asians finished level with Senegal, who were agonisingly eliminated because they were issued six yellow cards in the competition, two more than Japan. In Samara, Colombia coach Jose Pekerman kept faith with P5 Murder plot hatched and executed by Lashker-e-Toiba, say police WEATHER TEMPERATURE BLUESTAR: PUNJAB TO COMPENSATE JODHPUR DETAINEES MAY’S DOUBLE SUNDAE TRUMP-PUTIN SUMMIT MEETING IN HELSINKI ON 16 JULY BRENT CRUDE (IN $) 77.63 +0.01 Shah slams Mamata NEW DELHI, 28 JUNE DETAILS ON PAGE 8 STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE PURULIA, 28 JUNE BJP president Amit Shah today launched a scathing attack on Trinamul Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and said while she was trying to cobble together a so-called federal front at the Centre against the BJP , her ground in Bengal itself was slipping away. “We have no objection if the Trinamul chief continues to toy with the idea of forging an alternative combine against Prime Minister Modi, but is she aware her grip of her own state is fast loosening,” Mr Shah said. From the fourth position in 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP in Bengal has emerged as the main Opposition now occupying the second position in the recent rural poll, he said. “If Trinamul Congress thinks that through violence they can continue to remain in power in Bengal, then I would like to challenge them that the sacrifice of our workers will not go in vain and their govt will not last long,” he told a rally here. Condemning the violence, the BJP chief said that the people, who are used to listening Tagore’s songs, are now hearing the noise of bombs. “Violence has never been the culture of Bengal. This is a state of great personalities such as Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhya among others. And you all can see what Mamata has done to this state.” He said the next general elections would lay the foundation for change in the state and the BJP was going to win 22 Lok Sabha seats. The BJP had won two seats in the 2014 elections. Mr Shah also attacked the Mamata Banerjee-government for “not implementing” the Modi government’s schemes despite getting more funds from the Centre than what it had got during the UPA regime. “Development schemes of the Modi-government are not reaching the people of West Bengal because TURN TO PAGE 5
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