BENGALURU MONDAY MAY 21, 2018 `5.00 PAGES 38 LATE CITY EDITION CHINA STARTS LARGE-SCALE MINING NEAR ARUNACHAL HUGE TROVE OF GOLD AND SILVER China has begun a massive mining project on its side of the border, where a huge trove of precious minerals has been found, a report said on Sunday ■ $60 bn SENSITIVE LOCATION TO BOTHER INDIA South China Morning Post reported that the mining project is being undertaken in Lhunze county, near the Indian border. A huge trove of gold, silver and other precious minerals has been found there, and the scale of mining activity in Lhunze had surpassed that of all other areas in Tibet, it added. P9 ■ “People familiar with the project say the mines are part of an ambitious plan by Beijing to reclaim South Tibet,” the report said. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of southern Tibet Power lines and communication networks have been set up, and work is on to build an airport for passenger jets ESTIMATED VALUE OF THE PRECIOUS MINERALS NEAR CHINA BORDER 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 HDK ministry likely to have two DyCMs, Cong may have major share of berths HEAVY ON POCKET Kumaraswamy says he will be CM for full term, to finalise team with Sonia, Rahul today Mahasabha demands five ministries for Veerashaivas Siddaramaiah may sit out ALLIES GET CRACKING ON TEAM JD(S) and Congress are thrashing out details of the coalition government ahead of the swearing-in on Wednesday No rotational chief ministership. Kumaraswamy to be CM for full term Ministry likey to have 2 Deputy CMs. KPCC president G Parameshwara, a dalit, and M B Patil, a prominent Lingayat face in Congress, front-runners Cong wants Siddaramaiah to be in ministry, but he is not keen Kumaraswamy, brother Revanna from JD(S) and Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot, K C Venugopal, D K Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah from Congress part of talks on ministry formation PROBABLES FROM CONGRESS Parameshwara, Roshan Baig, R V Deshpande, D K Shivakumar, H K Patil, Shamanuru Shivashankarappa, K J George, Ramalinga Reddy, Dinesh Gundu Rao, P T Parameshwar Naik, U T Khader, Krishna Byre Gowda, Priyank Kharge, C S Shivalli, M B Patil, Ramesh Kumar, Satish Jarkiholi, Eshwar Khandre, Siddunyama Gauda, S R Patil, Roopkala Shashidhar. PROBABLES FROM JD(S) H D Revanna, H Vishwanath, G T Deve Gowda, Bandeppa Kashempur, Basavaraj Horatti, K Annadani, C N Balakrishna, Sa Ra Mahesh, Gopalaiah, C S Puttaraju, D C Thammanna, M K Shivalinge Gowda, SR Srinivas(Vasu) WHO IS LIKELY TO GET WHAT H D KUMARASWAMY Finance and Intelligence EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Bengaluru MINISTRY formation could turn out to be a ticklish challenge for the leadership of Congress and JD(S) with too many aspirants wanting to make the best of coalition compulsions. The H D Kumaraswamy government is likely to have 2 Deputy Chief Ministers and the Veerashaiva Mahasabha’s demand for a minimum of five berths for the community including a DyCM post has added to the worries of Kumaraswamy who is set to finalise the composition of the ministry during his talks with Congress top brass Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on Monday . Kumaraswamy ruled out any possibility of Karnataka having rotational chief minister under the coalition. The assertion comes in the wake of speculation of two parties sharing the Chief Minister post for two and a half years each. JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy during his visit to the Ranganatha temple in Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, on Sunday| M K ASHOK KUMAR “I will not give up the Chief Minister’s post for anybody. I will be the Chief Minister for the entire five-year term. Congress has not raised the issue of a rotational CM,” he said. Kumaraswamy held talks with JD(S) supremo H D Deve Even before BSY test, Congress, JD(S) had list of ‘vulnerable’ MLAs E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Bengaluru “HAD Yeddyurappa gone through the floor test, we could have detected those willing to cross-vote,” chuckled a Congress leader during a casual conversation with another on Sunday at a private hotel in Bengaluru. With B S Yeddyurappa’s decision to resign as Chief Minister without going through the floor test, the Congress-JD(S) combine lost out on its chance of detecting any black sheep in the herd. The lost opportunity is now adding to the post-poll alliance partners’ preparedness for H D Kumaraswamy’s floor test. Even before Yeddyurappa’s floor test, the Congress and the JD(S) had prepared a list of their legislators likely to be poached by the saffron party “Hit list”, is how a sen. ior Congress office-bearer chose to nickname the list of legislators. As expected, the BJP approached the same legislators — the reason why the Congress was able to produce alleged au- dio clips purportedly showing BJP leaders luring their legislators. Congressmen told Express that while they were confident that the BJP would not get the required numbers, Yeddyurappa going through with the vote of confidence would have helped them identify one or two legislators who could have cross-voted — an exercise that would have helped the JD(S)-Congress combine prepare for H D Kumaraswamy’s vote of confidence. While the parties have publicly declared full confidence in their legislators, their compulsion to keep them herded in hotels speaks volumes about not leaving anything to chance. The Congress has successfully taken the BJP by surprise since result day In the build . up to Kumaraswamy’s floor test, they would like to keep the equation going without a role reversal. Even after Yeddyurappa’s resignation, the possibility of a few MLAs abstaining from voting for Kumaraswamy is an idea that the parties are not willing to brush aside. 8 VVPATs found in a shed in Vijayapura H D REVANNA PWD E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Vijayapura As many as eight Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VPPATs) machines were found in a roadside shed at Manuguli in Vijayapura on Sunday . Of these, a few were opened and found along with the boxes, in the shed, where G PARAMESHWARA Home D K SHIVAKUMAR Energy or Revenue the daily wage workers take shelter. On information, the police rushed to the spot and inspected the VVPATs.Vijayapura DC Sanjay B Shettannavar, SP Prakash Nikam visited the spot. Speaking to the reporters, the DC said that “a complaint has been registered and the Election Commission has been informed.” P4 Rising med bills push India into poverty Out-of-pocket healthcare expenses are pushing millions of Indians into extreme poverty, says a new study. Expensive treatment forces people to resort to distress financing like selling property or borrowing money, keeping them in perpetual indebtedness | P9 L 19,210 Avg cost of hospitalisation L 57,232 L 40,947 For cancer Heart diseases Cancer Heart disease Gastro-intestinal disorders Neurological and musco-skeleton conditions Jaundice Diabetes Respiratory diseases Tuberculosis Source: International Institute of Population Sciences THE Heath Department on Sunday confirmed that the death of three persons of a family at Perambra in Kozhikode was due to an infection by the rare Nipah virus. The announcement came after samples of body fluids from the deceased were tested at the National Institute of Virology Pune. , The lab report, which confirmed the presence of Nipah virus in blood and INTERVIEW ‘NOT AUTHORISED TO TAKE ON MODI-SHAH’ A N U S H A R A V I @ Bengaluru H e successfully pulled the Congress out of another political crisis but for D K Shivakumar this is no time to rest. A day after the collective efforts of the Congress leadership coupled with Shivakumar’s man-management skills ensured D K SHIVAKUMAR Congress leader B S Yeddyurappa’s resignation as Chief Minister within 55 hours of taking the oath, the man is still busy strategising for the party’s next move. At the Hilton hotel where most of Congress’ 78 MLAs are herded, Shivakumar, in a casual black T-shirt, held back-to-back-meetings still focusing on keeping the unity going. The party has now decided to keep the MLAs at the hotel till H D Kumaraswamy’s floor test. The herculean task of keeping the JD(S)Congress combine MLAs together is far from over for Shivakumar. “It was expected. We all knew he was going to resign because he never had the numbers,” Shivakumar told Express about Yeddyurappa’s emotional pitch inside the assembly on Saturday. In an exclusive interview with TNIE, Shivakumar spoke about what went wrong for the Congress and how corrective measures were quickly taken to do some damage control. Despite being hailed as the man of the moment, Shivakumar refuses to deem himself a “big leader authorised to take on Shah or Modi”. FULL INTERVIEW: P5 GOVERNMENT-owned oil firms continued to jack up fuel prices for the seventh straight day on Sunday pushing petrol and diesel , prices to levels not seen before. In Delhi, petrol was sold at `76.24 a litre — an increase of 33 paise — the highest since the daily price revision came into force in mid-June 2017. Diesel price rose 26 paise to `67.57 a litre. At `84.07, Mumbai is the worsthit in terms of petrol prices owing to higher local taxes. Kolkata and Chennai are relatively better of f as prices have not yet breached the `80-mark. Prices in these cities stand at `78.91 and `79.13 per litre, respectively . Goa capital Panjim is the cheapest city in India for fuel where petrol costs only `70.26. Port Blair is the cheapest place for diesel, at `63.35 a litre. Rates vary from state to state depending on local sales tax. Notably oil companies had re, frained from increasing fuel prices for as many as 19 days in the run-up to the Karnataka elec- PETROL PRICES AS OF SUNDAY B’luru J77.48 Delhi J76.24 Mumbai J84.07 Chennai J79.13 I accept that people have to suffer due to price hike of oil. It’s not in our hand. There is less production of oil in OPEC countries. The Indian government will soon come out with a solution Dhamendra Pradhan, minister tions, absorbing the huge burden arising from increase in international crude prices. According to rough estimates, oil firms may have lost about `500 crore a day due to the spike in international rates as well as the fall in rupee against the dollar. However, oil firms started easing the pressure on them soon after the polls ended, resulting in a notable uptick in prices. Pak Rangers ‘pleaded’ with us to stop firing: BSF that we stop firing along the IB, and pleaded for a ceasefire,” YaTHE Pakistan Rangers on Sun- dav said on Sunday, adding that , day pleaded that Indian forces throughout the day there was no stop firing at their posts, a day firing or mortar shelling by Pakiafter one of their men was killed stani troops along the IB. “The g u n s h av e f a l l e n in precision firing by the Border Security CALM AFTER silent.” The BSF also reForce (BSF) along the THE STORM leased a 19-second clip, International Border “The guns have with thermal-imagery (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir, BSF spokes- fallen silent,” BSF footage, showing the man Manoj Yadav said. spokesman Manoj destruction of a PakiYadav said on stani picket across the After unprovoked firSunday, adding border. However, it did ing and shelling by Pakithat the entire not disclose in which stani troops left two border guards dead and 190-km stretch of sector the picket was another injured in a the International destroyed. Border with Schools along the week, the BSF respondPakistan in ed with precision firing b o r d e r i n Jammu and R S Pura and Arnia at the Pakistani force’s locations across the bor- Kashmir was calm sectors, which were der for three consecutive closed last Friday, days, the spokesman explained, would reopen on Monday, Addiadding that the BSF on Saturday tional Deputy Commissioner of hit its mark, killing one of the Pa- Jammu Arun Manhas said. A BSF man and four civilians kistan Rangers in the Chicken Neck area of Akhnoor sector. were killed and about 13 people “Our precision firing inflicted injured on Friday in heavy firing heavy losses... The Pakistan and mortar shelling by Pakistani Rangers called up the Jammu troops in R S Pura and Arnia BSF formation today, beseeched sectors. F AYA Z W A N I @ Srinagar WITH THIS ISSUE THE ESSENTIAL CAMPUS DIGEST YOUR LIFE COACH 38 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF edex (TABLOID) & 6 of City Express Final flourish IPL 11 has turned out to be the most closely fought edition ever, with the play-off spots being confirmed only during the last league match on Sunday. After defeating Kings XI Punjab, Chennai Super Kings finished second and also cleared Rajasthan Royals’ passage to the play-offs... cal. Of the nine, seven are in an isolation ward at the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital. Ismael (49) and Velayudhan (48), who were undergoing treatment for a week, died on Sunday morning. Additional District Medical Officer Dr Asha Devi said Ismael got infected after coming in contact with Sabith, while Velayudhan had no contact with any infected persons. QUALIFIER 1 ELIMINATOR 1 QUALIFIER 2 FINAL MAY 22 Nipah confirmed in Kerala, death toll now 5 other fluids collected from the victims’ brains, reached the health department on Sunday evening. They were taken from Muhammad Salih (26), his brother Muhammad Sabith (23) and their paternal aunt Mariyam (50) — all from Perambra. Meanwhile, the death toll due to the virus rose to five and the condition of nine infected persons at various hospitals in the district remains criti- MAHASABHA WANTS FAIR SHARE FOR COMMUNITY:P6 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE COSTLIEST DISEASES RARE VIRUS SCARE E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Kozhikode Gowda on Sunday morning on the ministry formation even as AICC leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot, K C Venugopal, former CM Siddaramaiah and KPCC president G Parameshwara had discussions among themselves at a hotel in the city . Congress is set to have a majority share, about 18 to 20 in the 34-member ministry and JD(S) would have to settle for about 14 as Congress is the bigger partner and the party has offered the CM post to JD(S). The compulsions of striking a caste and regional balance in the distribution of power is likely to force the coalition partners to have 2 posts of DyCM. While Parameshwara is almost certain to get one, there is a strong demand from Congress leaders from northern Karnataka to get a DyCM post, preferably belonging to the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community . For 7 days in a row petrol, diesel prices rise, hit new high MAY 23 MAY 25 MAY 27 Loser of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Eliminator 1 @ Kolkata Winner of Q 1 vs Winner of Q 2 @ Mumbai SunRisers Hyderbad Kolkata Knight vs Chennai Super Riders vs Rajasthan Kings @ Mumbai Royals @ Kolkata MUMBAI, PUNJAB FALL SHORT 1 LADY LUCK SMILES ON RAJASTHAN With three play-off spots When May began, the first-ever already decided, it came down IPL champs were nowhere in the KXIP are to the wire. Mumbai Indians had picture for play-offs. Instead, they the first to beat Delhi Daredevils to stay team not to staged a dramatic turnaround, in contention, but the defending qualify after with Englishman Jos Buttler champs lost by 11 runs. This single-handedly keeping them winning 5 of meant Kings XI Punjab had to alive. They needed help from their first 6 beat Chennai Super Kings by 53 other teams and got their wish as games. runs or more. Instead, they lost Bangalore, Mumbai and Punjab by five wickets. faltered when it mattered most.
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