TUESDAY www.thestatesman.com 09 OCTOBER 2018 FIND US ONLINE Scan this with your smartphone twitter.com/TheStatesmanLtd facebook.com/thestatesman1875 Pages 16 |` 5|LC KOLKATA | NEW DELHI | SILIGURI | BHUBANESWAR P10 SENSEX 34,474.38 +97.39 WEATHER Mainly clear sky. Mist in the morning. The maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 34 and 22 degrees Celsius respectively. RAINFALL: Nil RELATIVE HUMIDITY Min. 37% Max: 35.3°C (+1) SUN RISES 06:19 hrs MOON RISES 07:15 hrs Min: 20.1°C (-1) SUN SETS 17:58 hrs MOON SETS 18:26 hrs TEMPERATURE THUMBNAILS Indian Air Force Chief Birender Singh Dhanoa (R) inspects the Air Force Day parade at the Air Force Station Hindon in Ghaziabad town on AFP the outskirts of New Delhi on Monday. HC allows CBI to file closure report in missing JNU student case: The investigation into the mysterious disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, who went missing from the university nearly two years ago, came to an end Monday as the Delhi High Court allowed the CBI to file a closure report. The high court did not agree with the allegation of Ahmed's mother, Fatima Nafees, that the CBI wanted to file the closure report due to "political compulsions". P3 Rupee slumps by 30 paise: The rupee slumped by 30 paise to finish at a fresh life-time low of 74.06 against the US dollar on Monday amid strengthening of the greenback and steady P11 capital outflows. CBDT extends deadline: The government on Monday extended the deadline till 31 October for the filing of Income Tax return and audit report for financial year 2017-18. This is the second extension granted by the CBDT. SC to hear Rafale deal PIL on 10 Oct NIFTY 10,348.05 +31.60 GOALS CASCADE AS MBAPPE HITS HIS STRIDE P12 ` vs $ 74.06 -30 PAISE GOLD 30,040.00 -205.00 P15 SILVER 38,350.00 -450.00 BRENT CRUDE (IN $) 83.28 -0.88 Gujarat appeals to migrants to return CM Vijay Rupani assures security to migrants, says 431 people were arrested and 56 FIRs registered in connection with attacks SNS & PTI A dditional forces were deployed in the industrial areas in Gujarat for the security of Hindi-speaking migrants after attacks on them sparked their exodus that prompted the state government on Monday to make an appeal for their return. Assuring security to the migrants, the Gujarat government said 431 people were arrested and 56 FIRs registered in connection with the attacks, as chief minister Vijay Rupani appealed to people not to engage in violence. Claiming that no unto- ward incident had taken place during the last 48 hours, Rupani said the situation has been brought under control by police. The Bihar chief minister also spoke to Gujarat chief secretary Dr J N Singh who too assured him of all steps to protect the migrants. “We are committed to maintaining law and order, and people can call police in case of trouble. We will provide them security.” he told reporters in Rajkot. Chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Yogi Adityanath and Nitish Kumar, and Union minister and BJP ally Ram Vilas Paswan, who hails from Bihar, spoke to Rupani to voice their concern over the BrahMos engineer held for leaking info to Pakistan PRESS TRUST OF INDIA NAGPUR, 8 OCTOBER An engineer with the BrahMos Aerospace unit near here was arrested on Monday for allegedly leaking “technical information” to Pakistan, an official said. Nishant Agrawal was arrested in a joint operation by the Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra AntiTerrorism Squads (ATS) at BrahMos' Wardha Road facility, an ATS official said. The engineer was living in a rented accommodation on Wardha Road since the last year, his landlord Manohar Kale said. The police team arrived at the building at 5.30 a.m. and was there till 5 p.m., he said. attacks. Since the alleged rape of a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district on 28 September, six districts, most of them in north Gujarat, have witnessed sporadic incidents of violence against Hindi-speaking people, police said. Police have arrested Ravindra Sahu, a labourer hailing from Bihar and working in a local ceramic factory, for the crime. Uttar Bharatiya Vikas Parishad president Maheshsingh Kushwah claimed that over 20,000 people belonging to Uttar PTI NEW DELHI, 8 OCTOBER The IPCC climate change report makes it clear that the world will witness greater sea level rise, higher frequency of droughts and floods, and heatwaves and countries like India with large populations dependent on the agricultural and fishery sectors, would be highly impacted, an environmental thinktank on Monday said. The IPCC report makes it clear that the impact of 1.5 degrees Celsius warming is greater than what was anticipated earlier while the impacts at 2C are "catastrophic" for the poor and for developing nations like India, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said. Avoiding global climate SP SHARMA JAMMU, 8 OCTOBER Agrawal hails from Roorkee and got married two months ago, he said. “He was staying with his wife here and had given his Aadhar card copy and a certificate from his employer to me while moving in,” he said. BrahMos Aerospace is a joint venture between India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the ‘Military Industrial Consortium’ (NPO Mashinostroyenia) of Russia. The company was set up through an inter-governmental agreement signed on 12 February, 1998, between India and Russia. The name BrahMos represents the fury of Brahmaputra and the grace of Moskva rivers. The first of the 4-phase election for municipal bodies in Jammu and Kashmir after a gap of 13 years on Monday witnessed virtually deserted polling booths in Kashmir whereas long queues were seen in the Jammu and Ladakh regions where men and women turned up in large numbers to exercise their right to franchise when the polling began at 7 am. More than 70 per cent polling was reported throughout the state but final figures were awaited as reports from far-flung areas were yet to be received. The Jammu and Ladakh regions rejected the poll boycott call of Pakistan backed terrorists and separatists and registered high percentage of polling. An official spokesman said that the overall polling percentage in Jammu was around 65 per cent and in the valley it was nearly 18 per cent. Amid tight security arrangements, except stray incidents of stone pelting in Bandipura district of North Kashmir, the polling by and large remained peaceful. BJP candidate Adil Ahmad Buhru received minor injuries due to stone pelting in the Bandipura town. Stones were thrown at him when he was on way to cast his vote in the Ward-15 of the town. A woman was also injured in stone pelting. The Rajouri and Poonch districts along the Line of Control (LOC) with chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is "unprecedented in scale," the UN said Monday in a landmark report that warns time is running out to avert disaster. At current levels of greenhouse gas emissions, we could pass the 1.5 C marker as early as 2030, and no later than mid-century, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) reported with "high confidence". The US is the "biggest" obstacle to forming a global coalition to fight climate change and the world needs to unite against the "obstructive approach" of the US, the CSE said while asserting that Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) cannot be the only way ahead to address the climate change. "The world needs a 'Plan B' to address climate change. India must take the lead in forming a global coalition for a 1.5C world to save its poor and vulnerable population," CSE said. "Even at a little over 1.0C warming, India is being battered by the worst climate extremesit is clear that the situation at 1.5C is going to worsen. The new report from IPCC has served us a final warning that we must get our act together -- now and quickly," said Sunita Narain, Director General, CSE. CSE Deputy Director General Chandra Bhushan said the report makes it clear that the impact of 1.5C warming is greater than what was anticipated earlier. "Accordingly, the world would witness greater sea level rise, increased precipitation and higher frequency of droughts and floods, hotter days and heatwaves, more intense tropical cyclones, and increased ocean acidification and salinity. "Countries like India, with large populations dependent on the agricultural and fishery sectors, would be highly impacted," he said. The report points out that the risk transition from 1.5C to 2C is very high and that the effects at 2C will be more devastating than what IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report had indicated. Plea for Sabarimala verdict review PRESS TRUST OF INDIA NEW DELHI, 8 OCTOBER Two petitions were filed in the Supreme Court on Monday seeking review of its judgment which lifted the ban on entry of women in age group 10 to 50 years into the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala, contending it was “absolutely untenable and irrational”. The separate pleas were filed by National Ayyappa Devotees Association and the Nair Service Society (NSS) in connection with the September 28 judgment which had allowed entry of women of all ages in the hill-top shrine. A five-judge constitution bench headed by then Chief Justice Dipak Misra, had in its 4:1 verdict, said banning the entry of women into the shrine is gender discrimination and Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar had already fled Gujarat due to the prevailing situation. “Over 20,000 migrants from these states have fled due to fear as Hindi-speaking people are being attacked in different parts of the state. All nonGujaratis should not be seen as culprits for the misdeeds of one person,” he said. A political dimension to the attacks was also injected with a leader of the JD(U), which is headed by Nitish Kumar, dashing off a two-page open letter to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, blaming his party for the violence against Biharis. “You appointed your Kerala government duty-bound to implement SC order, says Vijayan THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, 8 OCTOBER Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan onMonday said his government is duty-bound to implement the Supreme Court verdict allowing women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala temple. Reiterating the LDF government’s stand not to file a review petition against SC verdict on the Sabarimala that the practice violates rights of Hindu women. The review petition filed by ShylajaVijayan, president of the Devotees Association, said Lord Ayyap- Gujarat MLA Alpesh Thakor as one of the national secretaries in-charge of Bihar and his outfit Gujarat Kshatriya Thakor Sena is driving out migrant Biharis,” Neeraj Kumar, JD(U) MLC and spokesman, alleged. Without naming opposition Congress, Gujarat Home Minister Pradeepsinh Jadeja said efforts were underway to find out whether “it(attacks) is a conspiracy by those who are out of power in Gujarat since the last 22 years”. Jadeja said it is the responsibility of the state government to provide security to those who come to Gujarat for employment from other states and appealed to those who J&K municipal polls: 1st phase peaceful IPCC report: India to be highly impacted NEW DELHI, 8 OCTOBER TheSupreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on 10 October a fresh PIL seeking a direction to the Centre to file in “sealed cover” the details of the agreement India has entered into with France for buying 36 Rafale fighter Jets. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, which has already listed for 10 October another PIL seeking a stay on the high-profile defence deal with the French government, said the instant plea would be taken up together the same day. The fresh plea filed before the bench, which also comprised Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph, has referred to the recent “controversy” over the Rs 58,000 crore deal between India and Dassault Aviation and sought judicial intervention to put an end to the raging debate. “Issue an appropriate writ ...or direction directing the respondents (Centre and the Ministry of Defence) to file the details of the agreement entered into between the Union of India and France with regard to the purchase of 36 Rafale Fighter Jets in a sealed envelope,” said the plea, filed by lawyer Vineet Dhanda. The plea said the criticism had reached a “proverbial nadir” and Opposition parties have adopted a very“ignominious and profligate way even to criticise the PM”. “In order to give full stop to denigrating statements, the agreement entered into between the Government of India and the Dassault Aviation is required to be known at least by this court,” it PTI said. P11 AHMEDABAD/PATNA, 8 OCTOBER Max. 89% SUU KYI PROMISES TRANSPARENCY OVER ROHINGYAS NO GOING BACK ON FUEL PRICE DEREGULATION LEFT’S MAIN FOCUS IS TO DEFEAT BJP IN 2019 POLLS women entry issue, Vijayan said that the government had submitted an affidavit promising to comply with whatever decision the top court took on the subject. Coming out against Congress’ stand on the issue, Vijayan said the party is increasingly turning to communalism, and they want to prove that they are ahead of the RSS and BJP in competition to be SNS more communal. pa, wanted to keep“himself not being distracted by the presence of ladies of fertile ages” and this is faith. “Faith cannot be judged by scientific or rationale reasons or logic,” the plea said. “The notion that the judgment under review is revolutionary, one which removes the stigma or the concept of dirt or pollution associated with menstruation, is unfounded. It is a judgment welcomed by hypocrites who were aspiring for media headlines. On the merits of the case, as well, the said judgment is absolutely untenable and irrational, if not perverse,” the Devotees Association plea, filed through advocate Mathews J Nedumpara, said. The second petition filed by NSS, an organisation for the upliftment and welfare of the Nair community, said as the deity is a 'Naistika Brahmachari, the females before the age of 10 and after the age of 50 years are eligible to worship him. Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) registered highest polling of about 83 and 76 percent respectively. Braving low temperature in the cold desert Leh and Kargil districts, the electorate reached the polling booths in the early morning and polled 58 and 81 percent votes. The Kashmir valley observed shutdown on the call of separatists where train services and internet remained suspended as a precautionary measure. The National Conference, PDP and CPI(M) have boycotted the elections on the issue of alleged attempts to tamper with the Article 35A thereby making it a direct contest between the BJP and Congress on most of the seats for which election will be held during the 4-phases. During the first two hours, only 12 votes were polled in the Ward No 5 of central Kashmir’s Budgam that went to polls. Contest here is directly between BJP and Congress. TURN TO PAGE 5 have fled to come back to the state. He said additional forces have been deployed in industrial areas for the security of migrants. Jadeja told a Press conference in Gandhinagar that the Centre had been apprised of the steps taken by the state government to bring the situation under control. “The attack on migrant workers is highly condemnable. The chief minister has instructed us to take all necessary steps to stop the attacks. “I also appeal to people not to be misled by those who are inciting people for their political gains,” Jadeja said. Jadeja said only a handful of people are involved in the violence. US duo win Nobel Prize in Economics STOCKHOLM, 8 OCTOBER US economists William Nordhaus and Paul Romer on Monday shared the 2018 Nobel Economics Prize for constructing “green growth” models that show how innovation and climate policies can be integrated with economic growth. Nordhaus is a professor at Yale University. Romer is a former World Bank chief economist now at New York University's Stern School of Business. The prize announcement came as the UN warned that an “unprecedented” transformation of society and the economy was needed to avoid climate chaos. DETAILS ON PAGE 12
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