PLUS 12-PAGES MAGAZINE The New Indian Express wishes its readers a Merry Christmas kochI l sunDAY l december 25, 2016 l `7.00 l PAGES 30 l late city EDITION I take each day as it comes: Sakshi tanwar Walking littoral talk The actress, whose role in Dangal is creating a buzz, talks about playing Aamir Khan’s wife and shares her views on her popular TV shows COVER STORY The complex echoes of silence Year of the warrior A Bengaluru-based artist creates installations based on observations of human nature and societal transformation Travel writer Thommen Jose will tread along Kerala’s coastline to study the impact of global warming. He plans to write a book on his journey The Indian soldier’s valour dominated the tumultuous landscape of conflict on the border and in Kashmir, reinforcing the Army’s image as a fighting force that is second to none EXCLUSIVE VOICES C P John Jug Suraiya J S Rajput ■ Maj. Gen. (Retd) G D Bakshi ■ ■ ■ CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BeNGALuRu ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELagavi ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIvaMOGgA ■ TIRUCHY ■ Tirupati Won’t stop war on black money, asserts Modi Mani’s petition dismissed in Baby murder case E x p ress N e w s S erv i ce @ Thodupuzha Resignation is demanded with political motive. CPM is growing in Idukki. Mani and Jayachandran have played a critical role. The former UDF Govt slapped this case with the intention to destroy CPM Prime Minister lays stress on the long-term benefit of demonetisation drive Kodiyeri Balakrishnan The nation of over 125 crore people has given us a clear mandate. The mandate is for our war against corruption and black money Kerala shouldn’t have the situation of being led by criminals. If Mani is not ready to resign, the CM should oust him. It is a blow to CPM’s political arrogance Narendra Modi, PM Modi performs the Jal Pujan for the Shivaji Maharaj Memorial in the Arabian Sea in Mumbai on Saturday | PTI A b h i j i t M u lye @ Mumbai Warning the “dishonest” that their hardships would increase, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proclaimed on Saturday that the government had begun a war on black money and corruption that would not end until a decisive victory is achieved. “The nation of over 125 crore people has given us a clear mandate for the first time in the past 30 years. The mandate is for our war against corruption and black money We will not stop until we . emerge victorious,” Modi said at a rally on the BKC ground in suburban Bandra to mark the foundation-laying ceremony of the Shivaji memorial and other infrastructural projects which he said were worth around `1.06 crore. Referring to his December 30 deadline for the cash crunch, he said, “Dishonest people should understand that the country will not tolerate corruption anymore. After 50 days, the hardships faced by the honest will start to ease, but the problems faced by the dishonest will increase.” The Prime Minister also thanked the people of Maharashtra for “reconfirming their trust” in the policies of the State and Central Governments and praised the Fadnavis Government for its quick work on the infrastructural projects. Before the rally, Modi performed jalapoojan and bhoomipoojan at the site of the Shivaji memorial and described how Shivaji’s life and policies serve as an inspiration even after over 350 years. Kummanam Rajasekharan In a major setback to the LDF Government, the Additional District and Sessions Court, Thodupuzha, on Saturday dismissed the discharge petition of Electricity Minister M M Mani in the Anchery Baby murder case. Mani, who is also the CPM state secretariat member, is the second accused in the case. Mani, who will now have to face trial, is the first serving minister to face trial in a murder case in the history of Kerala politics. With this, Mani’s future in the Cabinet hangs in the balance. However, Mani ruled out the possibility of resignation and said he would appeal against the verdict in the higher court. The court also admitted prosecution’s request to include CPM Idukki district secretary and former MLA K K Jayachandran, CITU district leader K K Damodaran and two others in the list of accused. Jaychandran and Damodaran are fifth and sixth accused respectively Pampu. Mani should resign or CM should expel him. The Thodupuzha court’s directive is a severe setback to the politics of violence pursued by the CPM M M Mani V M Sudheeran Mumbai: Aamir Khan starrer Dangal has leaked online. Dangal was released on December 23 leaked online on the release date itself. The villains of the piece are reportedly from Pakistan. Dangal was available for download as well as watching online on a couple of websites. However, the link of the leaked movie was later blocked, but the it went viral on the social media and accumulated over 60 shares and 4 lakh views. T’Puram: The Kerala Engineering Entrance Examination will be held on April 24 and 25. The Commissioner For Entrance Examination has issued the formal notification to this effect. Students who are desirous of getting admission to various engineering courses in the state will have to appear in and qualify the Kerala Engineering Entrance Examination. 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Consequently, there will be no issue of the paper tomorrow. kind gesture Foster a child to drive the blues away B i j u E Pa u l @ Alappuzha suvAjit dey During the 1980s, three political murders rocked Idukki. Anchery Baby, a Youth Congress leader, was shot dead on November 13, 1982. Mullachira Mathai, Rajakumari panchayat president, was beaten to death on January 16, 1983. Muttukad Nanappan of Chinnakkanal, was stabbed to death on June 6, 1983. All those arrested were acquitted later, owing to lack of evidence. However, these cases were reopened after Mani made a controversial statement at Manakkad. In the infamous ‘1,2,3 statement,’ Mani explained the ● More on P4 modus operandi. Hawala deal: K40 lakh seized away in a manger 3 Children of mentally challenged persons We have been saying that the case is the result of a political conspiracy. I am not going to resign on the basis of Opposition’s demand. The Baby murder Kerala Engg Entrance on April 24 and 25 the FIlm was about released on In 214 screens Kerala 2 Children who do not have proper care and security in their homes Power Minister M M Mani speaks to media at Kochi on Saturday | Melton Antony T’Puram: The CPM is gearing up to defend the party and Power Minister M M Mani. The Left is of the view that the minister need not step down. But the court directive to include CPM Idukki district secretary K K Jayachandran in the accused list will be another headache for the party. Pirate attack on Aamir starrer Dangal 400 214 C4.08 screens crore 1 Children staying in children’s homes No need to step down: Left Express Read screens Eligible children para Kuttan, O G Madanan, Varkey Abraham are the first, third and fourth accused in the case. According to the prosecution, Mani and Jayachandran, who was the Rajakkad area secretary, had conspired to kill Baby. The prosecution also produced the statement of P N Mohan Das, former CPM local secretary as evidence. , Gopinath (name changed), a 55-year-old government employee from Alappuzha, had married Anitha 30 years ago. But as many childless parents would do, they are not willing to adopt a child to ward off the loneliness of old age. Two years ago, they brought home a 10-year-old girl from the District Child Welfare Committee (CWC) through the ‘foster care’ project of the Social Justice Department of Kerala. After six months of foster care, they returned the children to her biological parents. “Foster care keeps us relaxed. After the first instance, we had taken two other children for foster care. We’d returned the child to their biological parents after six months,” said Gopinath. Nijo, programme manager of the State Adoption Resource Agency (SARA), said instances of foster care have been on the rise in the state. “Foster care is a substitute for family care, short or long term, when a child’s family is not in a position to provide him/her with care. The Child Welfare Committee of each district places such children in the domestic environment of another family said Nijo. ,” The process has been carried out under Juvenile Justice Act. The Child Protection Unit (CPU) in each district is handling measures with the assistance of the CWC.
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