wednesday www.thestatesman.com 06 march 2019 fINd uS ONLINE Scan this with your smartphone twitter.com/TheStatesmanLtd facebook.com/thestatesman1875 Pages 16 |` 5.00|LC KOLKATA | NEW DELHI | SILIGURI | BHUBANESWAR HILLARy RuLES OuT REmATCH wITH TRumP IN 2020 P10 SENSEx 36,442.54 +378.73 WeAtheR Partly cloudy sky, rain or thundershower likely in some areas. Max and min temp likely to be around 30-20 degree cels, resp RAINFALL: 9.9 mm ReLAtIve humIdIty Min. 61% Max.96% tempeRAtuRe Max: 28.6°C (-3) suN RIsEs 05:51 hrs MooN RIsEs 05.47 hrs Min: 21.7°C (+1) suN sEts 17:42 hrs MooN sEts 17:30 hrs Next moon quarter on 16 March thumbNAILs India take series lead: Indian bowlers delivered in a heart-stopping climax to fashion a narrow eight-run victory against Australia in the second ODI after skipper Virat Kohli conjured up a resolute hundred in testing conditions, in Nagpur on Tuesday. Pacer Vijay Shankar scalped the last two Australian batsmen in the final over in which Australia needed to score 11 runs for a series-levelling win. NIfTy 10,987.45 +123.95 HOw mOdI SHOuLd REAd ImRAN kHAN fREEdOm’S LImITS P6 ` vs $ 70.49 -43 PAISE P7 GOLd 31,005.00 -315.00 Azhar’s son, brother among 44 held in Pak ‘Duo’s names feature in dossier shared by India with Pakistan last week’ DAWN/ANN & pti IsLAMAbAD, 5 MARCH J aish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar's son and brother were among 44 members of the banned militant outfits arrested by authorities in Pakistan on Tuesday, amid mounting pressure from the global community on Islamabad to rein in the terror groups operating on its soil. “We have taken 44 people in custody as part of crackdown on militant groups,” Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi said at a press conference here. Ministry of Interior Sec- retary Azam Suleman Khan said Hammad Azhar and Mufti Abdur Rauf were among those arrested on Tuesday. Hammad is the son of Masood Azhar while Rauf is his brother. Khan said a dossier shared by India with Pakistan last week also contained names of Rauf and Hammad. “It does not mean that action is being taken against only those individuals who are mentioned in the dossier,” he added. The crackdown came amid tensions with India following a suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 14 by Pakistanbased Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group that killed 40 CRPF soldiers. India last week handed over the dossier to Pakistan to take action against the JeM, as pressure mounted on Islamabad to take action against individual and organisation listed by the UN Security Council as terrorists. Ban reinstated: Pakistan's Supreme Court reinstated a ban on the airing of Indian content on local television channels. Pak to send envoy back NEW DELHI, 5 MARCH In a pointer to Islamabad’s desire to deescalate the tension with India, Pakistan has decided to send its High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood back to Delhi and resume his work. This was conveyed on Tuesday evening to the Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Pakistan when he was called to the Foreign Office. sns uP AGAINST A fRESH CHALLENGE P11 SILVER 38,350.00 -450.00 BRENT CRudE (IN $) 65.88 +0.21 ‘Pakistan’s claims on Indian submarine false propaganda’ sNs & pti NEW DELHI, 5 MARCH The Indian Navy on Tuesday dismissed as “false propaganda” Pakistan's claim that it had thwarted an attempt by an Indian submarine to enter the country's territorial waters. In a statement, the Pakistan Navy claimed in Islamabad that it used specialised skills to ward off the Indian submarine from entering Pakistani waters. “We have witnessed Pakistan indulging in false propaganda and spread of misinformation. The Indian Navy does not take cognizance of such propaganda. Our deployments remain undeterred,” the Indian Navy said. In a brief statement, it said the Indian Navy remains deployed as necessary to protect national maritime interests. The claim by Pakistan Navy came in the midst of latest flare-up between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. “The Pakistan Navy used its specialised skills to ward off the submarine, successfully keeping it from entering Pakistani waters,” a spokesperson of Pakistan Navy said. “The Indian submarine was not targeted keeping in view Pakistan's policy of peace,” the official said, adding that India must learn from this incident and “move towards peace”. “The Pakistan Navy is always ready to guard its territorial waters and is capable of responding to any kind of aggression with full force,” he said. Weeks after the Pulwama attack, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Tuesday warned that there are reports about terrorists being trained to carry out operations through the sea. Addressing a gathering of global experts at the Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue here, Lanba said the Pulwama attack was perpetrated by extremists that were “aided by a State” that seeks to destabilise India.
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