CMYK TUESDAY www.thestatesman.com 02 OCTOBER 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 P6 SENSEX 36,526.14 +299.00 WEATHER Partly cloudy sky. Maximum and minimum temperature likely to be around 35 and 27 degree celsius, respectively. RAINFALL: Nil RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max.87% Min. 33% Max: 36.2°C (+3) SUN RISES 05:29 hrs MOON RISES 23.14 hrs Min: 26.9°C (+1) SUN SETS 17:24 hrs MOON SETS 12:00 hrs TEMPERATURE Third moon quarter on 5 October THUMBNAILS On his maiden visit to India as the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres on Monday said it is impossible to build a multipolar world without a very relevant role for India. SBI halves daily ATM withdrawal to Rs 20,000: SBI has slashed the daily withdrawal limit from ATMs to half from Rs 40,000 to check fraudulent transactions. The new limit will be effective from October 31 for the bank customers who number over 42 crore. UDAI directive to telecom firms: Days after the Supreme Court imposed curbs on the use of Aadhaar, UIDAI on Monday asked telecom firms to submit within the next 15 days a plan to stop using the 12-digit unique ID number for customer authentication. PoK PM’s claim: PoK's “Prime Minister” Raja Farooq Haider has claimed that the white chopper he was travelling in was “very close” to the LoC but within Pakistan's airspace, and that there was no need to inform the Indian authorities about the flight as it was not a military helicopter. P6 NIFTY 11,008.30 +77.85 GOLD 29,420.00 -105.00 India, Pak square off on cric pact Delhi HC ends Navlakha’s house arrest DUBAI, 1 OCTOBER Activist says ‘From Delhi HC I have won my freedom’ PRESS TRUST OF INDIA NEW DELHI, 1 OCTOBER elhi High Court on Monday freed Gautam Navlakha from house arrest, five weeks after he along with four other rights activists were arrested in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence in Maharashtra. Granting relief to 65year-old Navlakha, the High Court also quashed the trial court's transit remand order which he had challenged before the matter was taken to the Supreme Court. “From Delhi High Court I have won my freedom. It thrills me no end,” said Navlakha after his release. “The period of house arrest, despite the restrictions imposed, was put to good use, so I hold no grudge,” Navlakha, under house arrest in Delhi since August 29, said in a statement. The High Court made it clear that its order will not preclude the state of Maharashtra from proceeding further. It refused to accept the submission of the Maharashtra government that his house arrest be extended by two days since the apexcourt, by its last week verdict, had also extended it by four weeks. A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel said the apex court had extended the house arrest by four weeks to enable the D activists to avail appropriate legal remedy and the extension was for this limited purpose and Navlakha has availed it. Setting aside the August 28 order of chief metropolitan magistrate granting Navlakha's transit remand to Pune Police, it said there was non-compliance of basic provisions of the Constitution and the CrPC which were mandatory in nature. Holding that the trial court order was unsustainable in law, the court said Navlakha's detention has exceeded 24 hours which was “untenable”. “In view of Section 56 read with Section 57 of the CrPC and absence of remand order of the CMM, the detention of the petitioner has clearly exceeded 24 hours which is untenable in law. Consequently the house arrest of the petitioner comes to an end now,” the court said allowing the petition filed on behalf of Navlakha challenging his arrest and the transit remand order of the trial court. The Maharashtra police had arrested the five activists on August 28 in connection with an FIR lodged fol- PRESS TRUST OF INDIA NEW DELHI, 1 OCTOBER Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, at the Joint Press Statement, at Hyderabad House, in the Capital on Monday. SNS The leaders agreed to strengthen collaboration between law enforcement agencies of the two countries. lowing a conclave -- 'Elgaar Parishad' -- held on December 31 last year that had allegedly triggered violence later at KoregaonBhima village in the state. The five activists -- Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha -- were put under house arrest on August 29 following an apex court order on the plea by historian Romila Thapar, economists Prabhat Patnaik and Devaki Jain, sociology professor Satish Deshpande and human rights lawyer Maja Daruwala against the police action. Rao, a prominent Telugu poet, was arrested on August 28 from Hyderabad, while Gonsalves and Ferreira were nabbed from Mumbai. Bharadwaj was arrrested from Faridabad in Haryana while Navlakha was picked up from the national capital. While setting aside the trial court's order, the bench said the CMM has overlooked that under the provisions of the Constitution, the arrested person has to be given grounds of arrest and mere intimation of arrest to his partner or friend will not suffice. The court said that in the transit remand order, the CMM has noted the submissions of the investigating officer of the case but the magistrate did not think it necessary to record the submissions of the legal aid counsel, who was provided to Navlakha. Pakistan and India squared off at the legal crease at a hearing at the International Cricket Council headquarters in Dubai on Monday after the two sides failed to honour a deal to compete in several bilateral series. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is demanding 70 million dollars in compensation from India, claiming that a memorandum of understanding signed in 2014 had guaranteed six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023. However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has said they are unable to play against Pakistan until their government gives them permission and dismissed the agreement as not legally binding. The hearing is set to last until October 3. ICC's chief executive David Richardson last week urged the two nations to resolve the matter between themselves rather than seeking arbitration. "It is a matter between India and Pakistan. We would like the resumption of ties between the two nations on a bilateral basis," said Richardson."We will facilitate any settlement decision if we can. Other than that, it is up to the two nations." India-Pakistan ties, including sports and cultural contacts, plummeted after the 2008 militant attacks in Mumbai, which Delhi blamed on Pakistani militant groups. There has been just one bilateral tour since, when Pakistan visited India to play two Twenty20s and three ODIs in Dec 2012 AFP and Jan 2013. Trump says ‘tariff king’ India wants trade deal to please him PRESS TRUST OF INDIA WASHINGTON, 1 OCTOBER US President Donald Trump on Monday slammed India for the allegedly high tariffs on American products and said that New Delhi wants to have a trade deal with America primarily to keep him happy. Trump's charges against the alleged high Indian tariffs, for the second time in a few days, came during his White House news conference where he announced a new trade deal with neighbouring Mexico and Canada. As he announced the key elements of the US-Mexico and Canada Agreement or USMCA, Trump listed out at the trade deals that are under negotiations, including with Japan, European Union, China and India. Trump described India as a “tariff king” as he iterated his allegations that New Delhi has a high tariff rate on various American products. After he warned against imposing similar tariffs on import of Indian products, Trump said Indians called him that they want to have a trade deal with the US. When US officials asked Indians why they want to have a trade deal with America, Indian officials told them that they want to keep the US president happy, Trump told reporters. Outgoing CJI says he’ll speak from heart PRESS TRUST OF INDIA NEW DELHI, 1 OCTOBER Outgoing Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra held court with his successor Ranjan Gogoi for the last time on Monday, and stopped a lawyer who broke into a song to wish him long life, to say that he was “responding from the heart” but will speak from his mind in the evening. The CJI, however, said later at the farewell function, organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), that now he has decided not to speak from the mind and would keep talking from the heart. Justice Misra, who presided over benches that delivered a series of key verdicts, including the ones on Aadhaar and homosexuality during the last 10 days, appeared to be emotional during the proceedings which lasted 25 minutes. At the CJI-led bench, also comprising Justices Gogoi and A M Khanwilkar, Misra made it clear at the outset that he would not hear matters listed for urgent hearing and they would be dealt with by his successor on October 3. The brief proceedings in CJI's courtroom witnessed an emotional turn and drama when a lawyer crooned, “Tum jiyo hazaron saal...,” singing the opening lines of a Hindi film song from the late 1950s usually played on birthdays. The Chief Justice in his inimitable style said, “no, no” and stopped the lawyer from singing further. Then, in a strange turn of events, lawyer R P Luthra mentioned two ostensibly controversial tweets by senior lawyer Indira Jaising and advocate Prashant Bhushan against the outgoing CJI, criticising his recent judgements, includ- Outgoing Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Misra (R) shakes hands with CJI-designate Justice Ranjan Gogoi during his farewell function on the Supreme Court lawn, in the Capital on Monday. SUBRATA DUTTA ing the verdict on the Koregaon-Bhima violence case. He urged the court to take cognizance of the tweets, but the bench didn't respond after perusing them. Later in the day, the CJI visited journalists in the apex court premises and parried all the questions including those MESSI MUST BE GLIB WHEN BARCELONA FLUFF THEIR LINES P7 ` vs $ 72.91 -43 PAISE India and Uzbekistan ink 17 pacts to boost ties in defence, other areas India and Uzbekistan on Monday inked 17 pacts to boost ties in key areas including defence after extensive talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on a host of important bilateral and regional issues such as Afghanistan and counterterrorism. The two countries will also hold joint military training exercises in counter-terrorism and cooperate in the field of military education and medicine, a joint statement said. ARMED FORCES DRAGGED INTO 2019 BATTLE TRUMP’S TRADE TACTICS GANDHIAN DEVELOPMENT related to his experience as the head of the judiciary. The CJI spoke at length about English literature and famous poet and writers. “What are your future post retirement plans,” a scribe asked. “Astrology is not a science, yet people believe in it. I am not an astrologer,” the CJI responded. CJI Misra has headed various benches of different combinations, and delivered several verdicts in the recent past. These include upholding the Centre's flagship scheme Aadhaar with certain riders and decriminalising consensual gay sex and adultery. The verdicts also include judgements in the KoregaonBhima violence case and allowing women of all age groups entry into the Sabarimala temple. CMYK P11 SILVER 38,150.00 -50.00 BRENT CRUDE (IN $) 83.10 +0.37 Govt supersedes IL&FS board; to improve liquidity PRESS TRUST OF INDIA MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, 1 OCTOBER The government on Monday seized control of debttrapped IL&FS, superseding its board with one led by India's richest banker Uday Kotak, and vowed to stop further loan defaults. This is only the second time after Satyam Computer Services Ltd that the government has taken control of a company board. The government in 2009 superseded the board of Satyam. The Mumbai-bench of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) approved six directors, including Kotak Mahindra Bank MD Uday Kotak, former SEBI chairman G N Bajpai and ICICI Bank chairman G C Chaturvedi, to take over the board. This followed the Ministry of Corporate Affairs moving NCLT against IL&FS and its subsidiaries, seeking a change of the board and management control of the company. Kotak was named as non-executive chairman of the new board. The other directors approved by the NCLT are retired IAS officers Malini Shankar and Vineet Nayyar, and veteran auditor Nandkishore. The move to take over IL&FS followed its recent defaults roiling Indian markets. “The government stands fully committed to ensuring that needed liquidity is arranged for the IL&FS from the financial system so that no more defaults take place and the infrastructure projects are implemented Nirav assets attached NEW DELHI, 1 OCTOBER The Enforcement Directorate on Monday said it has attached assets worth Rs 637 crore of absconding jeweller Nirav Modi and his family, including two apartments in New York's iconic central park, as part of its fresh action in the USD 2 billion alleged bank fraud in the PNB. The agency said it has issued as many as five provisional orders, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), for attachment of assets in London, New York, bank balances in Singapore and other countries, a flat in Mumbai and diamond studded jewellery that was shipped to India from SingaPTI pore. smoothly,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement in New Delhi. “Restoration of confidence” across markets and the financial system in IL&FS group “is of utmost importance for the financial stability of capital and financial markets”. US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine for cancer therapy STOCKHOLM, 1 OCTOBER Two immunologists, James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan, won the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for research into how the body's natural defences can fight cancer, the jury said on Monday. Unlike more traditional forms of cancer treatment that directly target cancer cells, Allison and Honjo figured out how to help the patient's own immune system tackle the cancer more quickly. The award-winning discovery led to treatments targeting proteins made by some immune system cells that act as a “brake” on the body's natural defences killing cancer cells. The Nobel Assembly said on Monday after announcing the prize in Stockholm that the therapy “has now revolutionised cancer treatment and has fundamentally changed the way we view how cancer can be managed”. In 1995, Allison was one of two scientists to identify the CTLA-4 molecule as an inhibitory receptor on T-cells. T-cells are a type of white blood cell that play a central role in the body's natural immunity to disease. Allison, 70, “realised the potential of releasing the brake and thereby unleashing our immune cells to attack tumours,” the Nobel jury said. AGENCIES
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