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 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. US talks tough SRINAGAR, 28 JUNE racking the case within a fortnight, the Jammu and Kashmir Police today said it had “tangible evidence” to establish that the conspiracy to kill veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari was hatched by cadres of Lashkar-e-Taiba terror outfit in Pakistan and executed by its terrorists based in Kashmir which included Naved Jatt, who escaped from police custody in February. Giving details of the evidence collected, Inspector General of Police (Kashmir range) Swayam Prakash Pani told reporters that the killers were identified as Jatt, a Pakistani national, Muzzafar Ahmad and Azad Malik, residents of south Kashmir, who had carried out the plan to kill Bukhari on June 14 when he was coming out of his office. The IGP said during investigations, it was found that there was a series of social media campaign in which online platforms were used which were C 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 Nasik on Wednesday. P3 NEW DELHI, 28 JUNE intimidating at times. “Investigation has established that there was campaign in certain social media platform against Shujaat Bukhari spreading hate campaign, malicious and intimidating content against him like 'Kashmirfight.wordpress.com' and facebook account 'Kadwa such Kashmir' and twitter handler 'Ahmad Khalid', ahmadkhalid@313. “During investigation with the cooperation of service providers tangible evidence has been collected to establish that individuals behind it belong to Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist organisation and all the content on social media was posted from Pakistan,” Pani said. The person running these two social networking sites has been . 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. SNS/PTI identified as Sajjad Gul, who had managed to flee India using passport that had been “fraudulently” obtained by the accused. Gul, a resident of Srinagar, had earlier been Multiple casualties reported in US newsroom shooting THE INDEPENDENT ANNAPOLIS, 28 JUNE 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. 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”. Multiple casualties have been reported after a gunman opened fire in a newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland. Police responded to the incident at the offices of local newspaper the Capital Gazette on Thursday afternoon at about 3pm local time. Dozens of law enforcement vehicles were seen rushing to the newsroom in eastern Maryland. “We do have injuries. We don’t expect this... to have major casualties,” Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Lt Ryan Frashure said, adding that police believe there was one suspect. Phil Davis, a reporter at the Gazette said that multiple people had been shot. Mr David tweeted that the "gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees." “There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload,” Mr Davis added. Officer Marc Limansky with the Anne Arundel County police department confirmed multiple shots had been fired inside of the newsroom, but could not immediately say whether fatalities had occurred. Mr Limansky described the situation as “active and ongoing.“ Annapolis Police Lt Timothy Seipp said that officers “are trying to clear the building" and make sure everyone was safe. “This is going to be a long investigation,” he said. Local news reports showed people walking out of the building with their hands up and being escorted by police through the car park outside the building. Belgium beat England 1-0 KNOCKOUT PHASE ROUND OF 16 30 JUNE 2018 : TIME 7.30 P.M FRANCE ARGENTINA 30 JUNE 2018 :TIME 11.30 P.M URUGUAY PORTUGAL 01 JULY 2018 : TIME 7.30 P.M SPAIN RUSSIA 01 JULY 2018 : TIME 11.30 P.M CROATIA Belgium's forward Adnan Januzaj shoots to score the opener during the World Cup match between England & Belgium. AFP KALININGRAD, 28 JUNE Belgium stunned England 10 today to top Group G. Adnan Januzaj scored the winner for Belgium in the 51st minute. Tunisia beat Panama 2-1 to finish third in Group G. Belgium now face Japan in Rostov-on-Don on Monday while England play Colombia in Moscow on Tuesday in the knockout phase. Victory in the next round would see Belgium play Brazil or Mexico with England up against Sweden or Switzerland. Earlier, Colombia's Yerry 02 JULY 2018 : TIME 7.30 P.M BRAZIL RESULTS Belgium vs England 1-0 Colombia vs Senegal 1-0 Poland vs Japan 1-0 Tunisia vs Panama 2-1 Mina thumped home a second-half header to secure a dramatic 1-0 victory over Senegal on Thursday that catapulted the South Americans into the World Cup last 16 DENMARK MEXICO 02 JULY 2018 : TIME 11.30 P.M BELGIUM JAPAN 03 JULY 2018 : TIME 7.30 P.M SWEDEN SWITZERLAND 03 JULY 2018 : TIME 11.30 P.M ENGLAND and dumped their African opponents out of the tournament. In another match, Japan and Poland were booed from the pitch in Volgograd after a COLOMBIA farcical end to their final Group H match which saw the Blue Samurai qualify for the last 16 despite a 1-0 defeat. SEE ALSO P 12 CMYK arrested by Delhi police in 2003 and he had served sentence also. Later, he resumed his eduction and completed Master's in Business Administration from Jaipur before returning to Srinagar. He was arrested by Kashmir police in 2016 for another terror related case and was subsequently released on bail. “We will be approaching the Interpol for a Red Corner Notice against Gul after obtaining a non-bailable warrant against him from the local court,” he said. Immediately after the killing of Bukhari, a Special Investigation Team headed by DIG (Central Kashmir Region) V K Birdi, was tasked to carry out the probe under the overall supervision of the IG Kashmir. Pani 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”. The investigators are going to focus on all the evidence they have. ‘INDIA RICH ENOUGH IN TALENT FOR NEW EXPERIMENTS’ P11 SILVER 39,700.00 -200.00 Rupee collapses to record low SNS & PTI Third quarter of moon on 10 July AGENCIES P5 Murder plot hatched and executed by Lashkar-e-Taiba, say police WEATHER TEMPERATURE BLUESTAR: PUNJAB TO COMPENSATE JODHPUR DETAINEES MAY’S DOUBLE SUNDAE TRUMP-PUTIN 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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