BENGALURU SUNDAY APRIL 01, 2018 `5.00 PAGES 28 LATE CITY EDITION EGYPTIANS WOULD RATHER HAVE MO SALAH AS PRESIDENT WRITING IN THEIR FAVOURITE According to reports, around a million people voted for the Liverpool star in Egypt’s presidential elections despite him not being on the ballot EASY VICTORY FOR INCUMBENT AL-SISI The Egyptian election saw President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi face off against Moussa Mostafa Moussa. But according to multiple reports, people added in Salah’s name on the ballot and ticked it, deliberately invalidating it. #SalahForPresident was also trending on Twitter. ■ ■ State-owned newspaper Al-Ahram initially declared Al-Sisi to be the victor with 92% of the votes. On Saturday though, the paper abruptly revised their estimate and gave Al-Sisi 96.9% of the votes with his opponents getting 3.1%. Official results are yet to be out. 29 NO OF PREMIER LEAGUE GOALS SALAH SCORED THIS YEAR CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI WHAT EACH STATE SAID KARNATAKA A scheme in the form of CMB is ultra-vires of the federal structure on the decision of the powers envisaged in the Constitution. Submission made on March 19 TAMIL NADU Constitute Cauvery Management Board and Cauvery Water Regulation Committee. Submission made on March 13 KERALA The body should be headed by the Cabinet secretary or Union Water Resources Secretary with four chief secretaries of party states as members. The body should be of administrators and engineers. Submission made on March 23 Students protesting against the alleged leak of Staff Selection Commission exam question papers in New Delhi on Saturday | PTI CBSE Class X maths papers leaked from Bihar WHY CENTRE WANTS 3 MONTHS’ TIME The Centre broadly cited three reasons for implementing the SC order - divergent views of affected states, upcoming elections in Karnataka, and law and order problems. “In the past, the Cauvery issue has led to serious law and order situations leading to avoidable loss of human lives and property. If the government were to constitute a scheme and notify it during the currency of the state (Karnataka) Vidhan Sabha election process, the Central Government fears that it would lead to massive public outrage, vitiate elections process and cause serious law and order problems,” said the application. Please clarify, says Centre A N A N D S T D A S @ Patna CLASS X mathematics question papers of CBSE were leaked from Bihar through WhatsApp, said police in Jharkhand’s Chatra district after arresting two coaching centre co-owners and detaining nine students on Saturday . This flies in the face of Union Education Secretary Anil Swarup’s assertion on Friday that the leak of the papers was restricted to Delhi and Haryana, and retests would be conducted only in those states. Pankaj Singh and Satish Pandey who run a coaching , i n s t i t u t e n a m e d S t u dy Vi s i o n i n C h a t r a , h a d r e c e ive d t h e q u e s t i o n 60 people papers a day before the scheduled under SIT date of examination, March 28, scanner said Chatra SP Akhilesh B Variar. The duo swiftly prepared the anSIT sleuths are swers and provided the questions interrogating and the answers to some students nearly 60 people after receiving hefty sums of monin Jharkhand ey from them, he added. Pandey is and Bihar, the district convener of Akhil including some Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the 15 private tutors. students’ wing of Jharkhand’s rulAt least 10 ing BJP. “We have got evidence WhatsApp that the mathematics question pagroups of pers were leaked in Patna and teachers and came to Chatra through Whatstudents have sApp. We have so far found no conbeen identified nection with Delhi. A probe is on and subjected to to ascertain the first source of the scrutiny by the leak,” said Variar. Nine students of Class X and XI sleuths. were also detained by the cops who suspected them of having roles in the leaks. The students, being minors, were sent to a correction home for juveniles in Hazaribagh. Two Bihar students – Gaya resident Amit Kumar and Chapra resident Akash Kumar – were arrested from Patna’s Krishna Nagar area on Saturday and taken to Chatra for interrogation, said sources. PUDUCHERRY Constitute Cauvery Management Board and Cauvery Water Regulation Committee. Submission made on March 8 “Does the Centre have the flexibility to modify the composition of the Board to a mixture of administrative and technical body, and not a technical body as recommended by CWDT, for effective conduct of the business of the Board?” What the SC order said “We direct that a scheme shall be framed by the Central govt within six weeks from February 16... We also categorically convey that the need-based monthly release has to be respected. ... No extension shall be granted for framing of scheme” EXPRESS READ Changing dynamics of state politics almost every election and decade, Central K’taka now stares at an uncertain future with decline in mining fortunes, among other issues 5 Cites divergent views among riparian states and law and order problem that could arise in poll-bound Karnataka as reason R I C H A S H A R M A @New Delhi SEEKING three months extension for implementing the Cauvery order by the Supreme Court, the Centre in it submission to the apex court has cited divergent views among party states and law and order problem that the constitution and notification of the scheme could cause in poll-bound Karnataka. The 15-page application by the Union Water Resources Ministry also sought clarification whether it is open to the Centre to frame the scheme under 6A at variance with the recommendations contained in the report of the Cauvery Water Dispute terminal (CWDT) regarding the Cauvery Management Board. Buying time for implementation of order, the Centre said: “Allow application for extension of the time of three months for implementation of the order Dated February 16.” The Ministry also said that the Election Commission announced BJP national president Amit Shah launching ‘Mushti Dhaanya Abhiyan’ (fistful of rice campaign) by collecting rice from a farmer’s family at Chinnenahalli in Srirangapatna taluk of Mandya district on Saturday. Later, he said that the collected rice will be cooked and consumed by party leaders in the state | Udayshankar S Pilot of Indian Airlines flight hijacked to Pak in 1971 Dies Faridabad: Captain M K Kachru, 93, the pilot of the Indian Airlines plane hijacked to Pakistan in January 1971, died in Faridabad, on Saturday after prolonged illness, his family said. Captain Kachru was flying the plane, carrying 26 passengers and a crew of four, from Srinagar to Jammu when two Kashmiri terrorists hijacked it and forced him to fly to Lahore. Delhi 1st city in India to get Euro-VI fuel from today Indore: Four people died while three injured as a threestorey building collapsed near Sarvate Bus Stand here at around 10 pm on Saturday. The building housed MS Hotel, a lodge-cumeatery. Superintendent of MY Hospital V S Paul said that seven injured were brought to the hospital, and of them, four were declared dead. New Delhi: Ultra-clean Euro-VI grade petrol and diesel, at no additional price, will be supplied in the national capital from Sunday in a bid to combat alarming levels of air pollution. Delhi will be the first city in the country to leapfrog from Euro-IV grade petrol and diesel to Euro-VI. Cost wise, the cleaner fuel should cost around 50 paise per litre more. the schedule for Karnataka assembly election on March 27 and Cauvery is a very emotive issue in Karnataka. The voting in state will take place on May 12 and counting on May 15. The Centre has also flagged the issue of composition of the implementing body “Does the Central . government have the flexibility to modify the composition of the board to a mixture of administrative and technical body, and not purely a technical body as recommended by CWDT in its report, for effective conduct of the business of the board and considering overall sensitivity of the issues involved,” it said. Also seeking to clarify whether the board framed by the Central government under 6A of the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act (ISWRD Act), 1956, can have functions different from the one recommended for Cauvery Management Board by the CMDT in its report. The Centre has also listed divergent views expressed MP likens Hubballi area to Pak, police book case E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Hubballi 4 dead as hotel building collapses in Indore CENTRE STAGE Centre seeks more time to implement Cauvery order DHARWAD MP Prahlad Joshi has landed in trouble with the Kasabapet police in Hubballi registering a case against him for hurting religious sentiments and promoting enmity between different religious groups. The case was registered on Friday night and the MP has been booked under IPC Sections 153 A and 298. Joshi, who had visited Gousia Town on Thursday to meet the family of Gurusiddappa Ambiger who died in a group clash, had allegedly likened the locality and Kasabpet in the city to Pakistan. He also reportedly stated that the mosques in these areas may be storing lethal weapons. Taking exception to his alleged remarks, Muslim organisations staged protest outside Kasabapet police station on Friday evening. Police had tough time in pacifying the angry mob and assured them that they will register a case against the MP. The protesters submitted a petition, with clippings of media reports on MP’s inflammatory speech, and sought strict action against Joshi. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Renuka Sukumar said the inves- tigation is in the preliminary stage and they are inquiring with people who were present at the time when the MP made the remarks on that day “A police team . is gathering all evidence, including newspaper clippings and video footage. We will also seek cooperation from media persons who were present during MP’s visit. If we find enough material, then we will proceed further,” she said. Joshi, however, defended his statement. Speaking to The New Indian Express, he said, “I have not said anything wrong. I said that law and order had declined in this area to such an extent that it is no better than Pakistan. And I had expressed doubts over storing of arms and ammunition in mosques because I received complaints in this regard. I asked the police to search the mosques. What is wrong in this?” he asked. Muslim leaders from Hubballi said the community members were deeply hurt by Joshi’s statements. “The MP’s allegations are baseless. Police should take strict action against him so that he refrains from making such statem e n t s i n f u t u r e, ” s a i d a community leader. Some people have said that suspicious activities are taking place in this area. If a case has been registered against me, I am ready to face investigation. I have full faith in the judiciary Prahlad Joshi, MP POLL EFFECT Six-car Metro train launch is off the track, heading towards June S L A L I T H A @ Bengaluru WITH the model code of conduct now in place, the official launch of the first six-car Metro train is now set to take place only in June, after the new State government is installed and new ministers assume office. Bengaluru Development Minister K J George had announced an April-end launch when BEML handed over the first three-car set to the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) on February 14 to facilitate integration with the existing 3-car train. The present maximum train capacity of 975 passengers will double to 1,950 passengers when six coaches are operated. According to sources in the government and BMRCL, the sixcar launch marks a prestigious occasion for Bangalore Metro. “As is the norm for all BMRCL functions, the inauguration will be a grand affair with prominent ministers doing the honours. With the new government to be in place only by mid-May and the available dates of the new ministers to be finalised, the launch is not likely to take place before June,” said a Metro source. Meanwhile, the first six-car set is still undergoing numerous tests. At the Baiyappanahalli depot, trial runs are held on tracks during nights with sandbags used in place of passengers to provide the necessary load. A highly placed Metro source said,“The brake software required to operate the automated brake system was delivered to BMRCL last night by German firm Knorr-Bremse.” The existing brake software had been readied to match only three-car trains and so it has to be altered to suit the longer Metro train. “Metro operations are fully automated and programmed to stop at different stations. Emergency brakes are also provided for use by the loco-pilot whenever required.” The brake system software now has to be tested. “Several tests are being carried out simultaneously We need . the permission of RSDO, Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) and the Railway Board before we begin operations,” the official said. A top railway official said additional permission is needed from CMRS and Railway Board to run them at a higher speed of 80 kmph. Now, only three-car trains have this permission.” by the four state governments on framing of the scheme. “It is felt that if any scheme is framed by the Centre, states may again approach the Supreme Court. Karnataka and Kerala have also written to the Central Government that any scheme should first be shared with them before its notification. To avoid further litigation, by the states in the constitution and functions of the board, it is felt clarifications from the apex court are considered necessary,” it said. The submission says the Centre has also studied the composition and functioning of existing boards like Bhakra Beas Management Board, Nar mada Control Authority, Krishna River Management Board,Tungabhadra Board, and Betwa River Board. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu filed a contempt petition in the SC seeking action against Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha and Water Resources Secretary U P Singh for ‘wilfully disobeying’ SC’s order. Now, relish ready-to-eat meals in select trains R I C H A S H A R M A @ New Delhi PASSENGERS travelling in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains can now enjoy hot and hygienic ready-to-eat food instead of cooked meals with the Railways rolling out the services. The idea was to provide fresh, good quality and hygienic food to passengers, said Indian Railways catering and tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which has rolled out it in some premium trains. Passengers are being provided with ready to eat idlis, poha, upma, rajma chawal, vegetable biryani, and pulav among others. “As of the now, passengers are being given an option to pick from ready-to-eat and cooked food in trains. To start with, Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains pantry cars have been provided with these packets and feedback of passengers collected,” an IRCTC official said. Earlier, these packets were served to passengers in emergency situations like trains delays owing to fog or other accidental delays. IRCTC says that there is no extra cost that passengers are being charged for the readyto-eat meals. “The cost is nearly the same as of cooked meals and it is convenient to store, hygienically better and provides variety to the menu. There are several companies that provide ready-to-eat packets,” the official added. Railways provide 12 lakh meals each day About 10 lakh . meals are provided through pantry cars and 2 lakh through static catering units at railway stations. In a move to improve catering services in trains, Railways came up with a New Catering Policy-2017 in February this year. CAPTAIN CROOK PLUS 12 PAGES WITH THIS ISSUE Bengaluru Development Minister K J George announced an April-end launch when BEML handed over the first three-car set to BMRCL on February 14
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