CMYK FRIDAY www.thestatesman.com 06 JULY 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 P7 SENSEX 35,574.55 -71.00 MERKEL SURVIVES THAROOR GETS ANTICIPATORY BAIL POLL TEMPERS RISE IN BANGLADESH P3 NIFTY 10,749.75 -20.00 ` vs $ 68.95 -21 PAISE P6 GOLD 29,410.00 -40.00 SC puts on hold polls in state crick bodies WEATHER Generally cloudy sky. Rain/thundershower very likely. Heavy rain likely over N Bengal. Max-min tem likely to be 32-27 deg cel, res RAINFALL: 19.7 mm RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max.95% Min. 89% Court says it will consider modifying the verdict on one state, one vote Max: 28.8°C (-4) SUN RISES 04:58 hrs MOON RISES 23.55 hrs Min: 25.6°C (-1) SUN SETS 18:25 hrs MOON SETS 11:37 hrs STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 5 JULY TEMPERATURE he Supreme Court on Thursday restrained all state cricket bodies from holding elections till it pronounced the verdict on finalisation of the draft constitution of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), as it reserved the judgement on the issue. Issuing a clarification that it will not recall its earlier order dealing with 'one state-one vote', cooling-off period for the office bearers of cricket bodies, the criteria for national selectors, the apex court said it may consider modifying it. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said it will consider the suggestions given by senior advocate Gopal Subramaniam, appointed amicus curiae in the case by the top court to assist it in the matter. The bench said it will pass an order on the finalisation of the BCCI constitution and also consid- The Justice Lodha panel had recommended a slew of structural reforms in the BCCI which were approved by the apex court. T First moon quarter on 10 July THUMBNAILS Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu celebrated her 23rd birthday with a straight-game win over Japan's Aya Ohori to enter the quarterfinals of the Indonesia Open on Thursday. Reliance JioGigaFiber broadband and new Jio2 phone: Reliance Industries Limited chairman Mukesh Ambani unveiled Reliance JioGigaFiber ~ the company's fiber-to-home or wired broadband service ~ and a new Jio2 phone at the 41st AGM of the company in Mumbai on Thursday. Mr Ambani told shareholders : "RJio enabled RIL to strategically reinvent itself as a technology platform company. Digital platforms have become new age factories and P8 services providers." Allow gambling, betting on sports as regulated taxable activities, recommends law panel: The Law Commission on Thursday recommended that gambling and betting on sports, including cricket, be allowed as regulated activities taxable under the direct and indirect tax regimes and used as a source for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). The law commission's report recommends a number of changes in the law for regulating betting and generating tax revenues from it. Parliament may enact a model law. Rupee slides by 21 paise: The Indian rupee tumbled for the second straight session to hit a fresh closing low of 68.95, sliding by 21 paise following a panic demand for the US dollar. Fears over a slowdown in the economy in the midst of surging international crude oil prices along with hawkish Federal Reserve policies and widening current account deficits P8 kept the forex sentiment highly nervous. er the feasible suggestions of amicus and other cricket bodies. The top court restrained all the state cricket bodies from holding any fresh elections till the court pronounced its verdict and asked the High Courts not to entertain any fresh pleas with regard to appointment of administrators. During the hearing the court said that every state should have full membership and a voting right in the BCCI. Agreeing to several suggestions of Subramaniam, the bench said, "Every state shall have a voting right in BCCI and no one shall be deprived. Contribution of railways and services cannot also be ignored". Counsel for the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) has opposed the cooling-off period for the office bearers as suggested by Justice (Retd) R M Lodha-led panel, and said that there should be continuity of experience. He also objected to the age cap of 70 years for the office bearers as suggested by the panel. Justice Chandrachud said, "Lodha panel suggested a cooling off period for the office bearers if they are contesting for the same post. After a tenure in a particular BCCI post, the office bearer may contest elections for another post and then there is no need for a cooling off period in between. Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for Haryana and Maharashtra, also objected to Lodha panel recommendation UK court allows consortium to search Mallya property PRESS TRUST OF INDIA LONDON, 5 JULY A UK High Court judge has issued an order in favour of a consortium of 13 Indian banks, granting permission to the British Enforcement Officer to enter the properties of Vijay Mallya in Hertfordshire, near London, in a setback to the beleaguered liquor baron who is fighting extradition to India on fraud and money laundering charges worth nearly Rs 9,000 crore. The order permits the UK High Court Enforcement Officer and his agents entry to Ladywalk and Bramble Lodge in Tewin, Welwyn, where 62-year-old Mallya is currently based. However, it is not an instruction to enter, which means the banks have the option to use the order as one of the means to recover estimated funds of around 1.145 billion pounds. “The High Court Enforcement Officer, including any enforcement agents acting under his author- ity, may enter Ladywalk, Queen Hoo Lane, Tewin, Welwyn and Bramble Lodge, Queen Hoo Lane, Tewin, Welwyn, including all outbuildings of Ladywalk and Bramble Lodge to search for and take control of goods belonging to the First Defendant (Mallya),” notes the order by Justice Byran, dated June 26. “The High Court Enforcement Officer, including any Enforcement Agent acting under his authority, may use reasonable force to enter the Property if necessary,” it states. According to legal experts with knowledge of the case, the latest order by the High Court's Queen's Bench Division is the granting of permission, should it be required. Neymar, Mbappe raise hopes as WC quarter-finals begin today Brazil's forward Neymar in action. (File photo) France's forward Kylian Mbappe in action. (File photo) AGENCIES increasingly dancing to the tune of star forward Neymar. PTI adds from Nizhniy Novgorod: The build-up to tomorrow's quarter-final clash between France and Uruguay has been dominated by individuals, but it may be the South Americans' almost unbreachable four-man defence which decides the result. While Uruguay sweat on the fitness of striker Edinson Cavani, it should be remem- KAZAN, 5 JULY Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has admitted he has no secrets as he plots to end Brazil's bid for a recordextending sixth World Cup ahead of their “dream” quarter-final in Kazan tomorrow. “It's a dream match for our players,” Martinez told Belgian press after sealing qualification for the last eight with a last-gasp 3-2 victory over Japan in the first phase of TODAY’S MATCHES France vs Uruguay 7.30 p.m. Brazil vs Belgium 11.30 p.m. the knockout rounds. Despite scoring nine times in wins over Panama (3-0), Tunisia (5-2) and England (1-0) before the Japan game, Belgium will have to lift their game significantly to beat a well-drilled Brazil side bered that La Celeste's progress in Russia has been built upon their defence as much as their A-list attack. And while France pin their hopes on Kylian Mbappe, it is unlikely that the teenage superstar has encountered a defence quite like Uruguay's. The mouth-watering lasteight tie in Nizhny Novgorod is likely to be decided by a battle between Uruguay's stifling backline and the speed of Mbappe, 19. SEE ALSO PAGE 11 CMYK for ban on ministers in BCCI office bearers. The top court had earlier asked the state cricket associations and BCCI office-bearers to give suggestions on the draft constitution for the apex cricket body to the amicus, saying these have to be in tune with the Lodha panel recommendations and its verdict. The draft, to be finalised by the court, would be binding on the BCCI. However, the bench had clarified that its order on the petitions seeking recall of the 2016 verdict would deal with the validity of the draft constitution. The Justice Lodha panel had recommended a slew of structural reforms in BCCI which were approved by the apex court. The court had approved these recommendations such as 'one state, one vote', 'one member, one post' and fixing an age-cap of 70 years on those occupying BCCI posts. The Lodha panel was formed in January 2015 in the wake of the Justice Mudgal Committee report that called for reforms. INDIANS ALL SET TO WIN SERIES IN ENGLAND P12 SILVER 39,500.00 -100.00 BRENT CRUDE (IN $) 78.28 +0.04 K’taka farm loans worth `34k crore waived; fuel dearer STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE BENGALURU, 5 JULY Karnataka chief minister Mr H D Kumaraswamy finally bit the bullet today by announcing the waiver of farm loans worth Rs 34,000 crore while presenting the first budget of the JDS-Congress coalition government. This is much lower than his promise of Rs 53,000 crore made earlier. The government would limit the loan waiver amount to Rs 2 lakh each. Higher value crop loans would not be written off. According to Mr Kumaraswamy, there were instances where loans for crops exceeding Rs 40 lakh had been taken by farmers with large holdings. " As per the opinion of the farming community,it is not right to waive higher value crop loan,” he explained. Similarly, families of government officials and those working in the cooperative sector, farmers who had paid income-tax for the past three years and other “ineligible farm loan recipients, would be kept outside the purview of the waiver scheme. The chief minister has sought to raise resources for partially meeting the cost of the waiver by increasing the excise duty on Indian Made Foreign Liquor by four per cent,a 50 per cent increase in levy on motor vehicles depending on the sq meter of floor area ,electricity tariff from six to nine per cent while doubling the levy on captive energy from ten to 20 paise per unit. In addition,the government has raised the tax on petrol from 30 per cent to 32 per cent and on diesel from 19 per cent to 21 while claiming that despite the hike, prices of the two commodities in the state would continue to be lower than those prevailing in the neighbouring states. AAP mulls contempt against unruly NEW DELHI, 5 JULY A day after the Supreme Court clipped the powers of the LG, the Delhi government and bureaucrats remained on opposite sides of the administrative fence with the AAP leadership saying it is likely to move a contempt petition against those who had refused to comply with its directive on transfers and postings. Hours after the Supreme Court's landmark judgement, which said the LG is bound by the elected government's advice and cannot be an “obstructionist”, the Delhi government yesterday introduced a new system for transfer and postings of bureaucrats, making Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal the approving authority. However, the services department refused to comply, saying the Supreme Court did not abolish the notification issued in 2016 which made the Ministry of Home Affairs the authority for transfers and postings. The government is exploring legal options as SNS/PTI well.
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