HUBBALLI TUESDAY JULY 3, 2018 `6.00 PAGES 14 CITY EDITION FEDERER BREAKS TIES WITH NIKE FOR UNIQLO APPAREL After more than two decades of sponsorship with American giant, eight-time Wimbledon champ inks $300mn deal with Japanese brand DEBUT ON THE GREEN RAKING IN THE MOOLAH The 36-year-old hit the court for his opening-round match at Wimbledon on Monday sporting a headband, jacket, shirt and socks made by Uniqlo. Federer, associated with Nike apparel since 1994, was wearing the brand’s shoes. His sponsorship with them, which had fetched him $10mn per year, had expired this March ■ ■ ■ As per reports, Federer’s deal with the Japanese brand is set to last for 10 years The value of this deal is nearly thrice of Federer’s on-court earnings in his career ($116.6mn) His iconic RF logo, though, is still owned by Nike $300mn WORTH OF FEDERER’S 10-YEAR DEAL WITH UNIQLO 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 290 FROM STATE AMONG 500 MANSAROVAR PILGRIMS STRANDED IN NEPAL EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Chennai /Bengaluru AT least 290 from Karnataka are among 500 Indians, mostly Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims, believed to be stranded in the mountainous regions of Simikot in Nepal after all flights to and from the region were cancelled due to bad weather conditions. The Karnataka State Emergency Operations Centre (SEOC) swung into action on Monday to ensure that the pilgrims are safe. The pilgrims were on their way back from the yatra. The SEOC sent out SOS messages on Twitter to the Indian Embassy in Nepal as well as the Home Ministry asking for their assistance in providing food to the pilgrims. One pilgrim from Kerala, Leela Namboodiripad, 55, died of cardiac arrest on Monday a day after , her flight was cancelled. Her husband Sethu Mahadevan told TNIE that the cardiac arrest was said to have been because of the low oxygen levels there. “We were supposed to leave from here yesterday but were unable to do so because all flights have been can- CHINA SEMIKOT AIRPORT N E PA L Kathmandu SFI leader stabbed to death in college campus | P6 Amit Shah, Rahul to visit UP for poll preparations | P7 trip on June 22. The group had returned from Mansarovar on Sunday and were waiting for a Taking a cue from China, India announces import duty concessions for five countries China building powerful rocket to take on NASA | P10 Slowdown in cement, steel hits core sectors | P11 they are warming up to many areas including pharma and agTHE recent trade wars sparked riculture which they were earby the Trump administration is lier closed. It is sheer economic forcing India and China to re- compulsion to look for alternate think of their economic ties as market, given the current trade barriers,” a senior Commerce India announced the slashing of import duties on as many as Ministry official told TNIE. India had been pitching for 3,142 items from China and other Asia Pacific nations, a day opening market for sugar exafter China initiated the move ports and cancer drugs, which of slashing duties for more than was again discussed during NITI Aayog chairman Rajiv Ku8,500 items. The reduction in tariff by mar’s visit to China in April. On S u n d a y, C h i n a both nations are part of the Asia Pacific What’s APTA slashed its duty on goods include chemiTrade Agreemment APTA is an cals, agricultural and ( A P TA ) , f o r m e rl y initiative under medical products, known as Bangkok the United agreement, a preferen- Nations Economic clothing, steel, and a l u m i n i u m tial trade agreement and Social products. (PTA), under which Commission for “The change was the basket of items, as Asia and the well as the extent of Pacific started in decided upon as unilateralism and trade tariff concessions. The 1975 for trade six member countries expansion through protectionism are on are Bangladesh, Chi- exchange of tariff the rise and tensions appear in the trade na, India, Laos, Korea, concessions. relations among and Sri Lanka. global economies,” Even when the duty reduction is not focussed to Chi- Chinese media had quoted its na, the timing of the announce- Finance Ministry hinting at the ment holds importance as it was US-China trade war. Indian exporters, however, done within a week after the USIndia inaugural “2+2 dialogue” feel that without market access was postponed for the second in pharma and agri commodity time in the year as it is being im- product, it will not be of much plemented one-and-half-years consequence. In March, India after it was decided upon by the and China had agreed to reduce APTA ministerial council in India’s trade deficit of $62.903 January 2017. “The recent re- billion with its neighbour. It duction is significant not in was decided that non-tariff barriers would be identified in speterms of value but in terms of gesture. In the recent dialogues cific sectors and removed. A N U R A D H A S H U K L A @ New Delhi Wimbledon: Easy for Roger Federer, Stephens slips | P13 In Russia lives legacy of Indira, not Indiratchka | P12 SAMBA IN SAMARA Brazil’s Neymar celebrates his team’s 2-0 win against Mexico in a pre-quarterfinal match of the World Cup in Samara on Monday. Neymar scored the first goal and set up Firmino for the second to cap a dominating display by the heavyweights | AFP ROUND OF 16 RESULTS Brazil 2 Mexico 0 Croatia 4 (1) Denmark 3 (1) Was the Stanford Prison Experiment a sham? | P14 While football was once male-dominated in Kerala, it has turned popular among women, especially in Kozhikode. As more girls from the district have started attending football training classes, more schools in Kozhikode have commenced football coaching sessions exclusively for girl students in the past couple of years. P6 Due to inclement weather helicopter services affected between Nepalgunj and Simikot. Stranded #Kailash Manasarova Yatra pilgrims from Karnataka are safe. State Emergency Operation Center officers in constant touch with pilgrims @CMofKarnataka @RV_Deshpande India embraces the dragon with import duty cuts Siddu’s baby back-burner? Only 72 Indira Canteens operational | P5 FOOTBALL FEVER GRIPS KOZHIKODE GIRLS Revenue Secretary-DM @SEOC_Karnataka celled,” he said. The couple was part of a group of 41 pilgrims, who started their INDIA PRESS INTAKE First animals caused global warming | P14 KARNATAKA PILGRIMS SAFE (late on Sunday) ON TUESDAY Sweden v Switzerland 7.30pm England v Colombia 11.30pm Live on: TEN 2 &3, Sony ESPN K’taka told to release 31.24 tmcft to TN; state to consult Cauvery basin leaders EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi/Bengaluru THE Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) on Monday directed Karnataka to release 31.24 tmcft water to Tamil Nadu during July. Karnataka government will take a decision on the Authority’s direction after consulting elected representatives from the Cauvery basin region. In June, Karnataka had released water in excess of its monthly quota and the same will be adjusted in the quantum of water to be released in July . After the meeting in the national capital, CWMA chairman Masood Hussain told reporters that the Authority directed Karnataka to ensure balance quantity (of water) for July, delinquently adjusting the excess quantity of water realised to Tamil Nadu in June, subject to the assessment and recommendations by the re gulation committee. “Tamil Nadu is demanding release of water in excess of its ac- tual requirement. We will take a decision after considering Tami Nadu’s requirement and also our farmers needs,” Karnataka Water Resources Minister D K Shivakumar told reporters in Bengaluru. He said he will convene a meeting of elected representatives from the Cauvery basin region between July 6 and 10 to discuss the issue and take a decision. The CWMA meeting in New Delhi was attended by representatives of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry . P6 flight out of Simikot to reach Nepalgunj from which tourists fly to Kathmandu. Namboodiripad’s relatives have tweeted to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for help to bring the body back to Kerala. Several others - friends of those stranded and the tourists themselves -- have also tweeted to the Minister for urgent aid. P6 IN THE SC Constitution bench to hear polygamy, nikah halala E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ New Delhi AFTER triple talaq, practices of “nikah halala” and polygamy are now all set to be scrutinised by the Supreme Court. On Monday, the top court agreed to not just hear the matter, but also made it clear that a larger constitution bench would hear the matter as was done in the case of triple talaq, which was eventually invalidated by the court. While polygamy allows a Muslim man to have four wives, “nikah halala” is a controversial practice which forbids a divorced couple from remarrying until the woman marries someone else, consummates her new marriage and gets divorced or widowed. “We will look into it,” a threejudge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Monday said, adding that a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional and legal validity of these practices will be listed for hearing before a five-judge constitution bench after the Centre files its response. The Centre has already said that it would oppose the two practices by backing the petitions that have been filed in SC. On Monday, Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court that the government will file its response to the petitions. The court’s observation came on a petition against “niakh halala” filed by Delhi-based Shameema Begum. Her lawyers sought an urgent hearing of Begum’s petition, alleging she has been threatened by her in-laws to either withdraw the petition from SC or get thrown out of the matrimonial home. State govt to implement Siddaramaiah’s dream universal health scheme AUTOPSY OF HORROR HOUSE’S 11 SHOWS NO SIGNS OF STRUGGLE waiver in the coordination committee: That none of his flagship programmes like Anna Bhagya ‘AROGYA KARNATAKA’ , the will face fund cuts and that the universal healthcare scheme an- government will implement his nounced by Siddaramaiah in the pet healthcare scheme,” said a February budget, was the only source close to Siddaramaiah, big announcement from the pre- while acknowledging that the invious government that clusion of the scheme’s implementation in the featured prominently B’luru finds governor’s speech was in Governor Vajubhai mention deliberate. Va l a ’s s p e e c h o n While the governor Monday . Bengaluru found Addressing the joint didn’t mention a word prominent on farm loan waiver, session of the state legmention in the islature, the governor hour-long address an appeal to the community to refrain from said, “My government of Governor. will roll out Arogya Acknowledging his suicides was made. Kar nataka fully in The governor, in his government was 2018,” essentially con- aware of the city’s address, primarily outlines the aims and polifirming that Siddarainfrastructure maiah’s pet announce- gaps, Vala said the cies of the incumbent ment will be gover nment. T he new government implemented by the speech, approved by will strive towards the cabinet, hailed the coalition government. an integrated achievements of the The gover nment is development of still in the process of previous government the city. and laid out what this registering beneficiarcoalition government ies under the scheme that promises cashless treat- intends to do. Leader of the opment to all citizens of the state. position B S Yeddyurappa “Siddaramaiah had just two de- deemed the speech “a bundle of mands to approve the farm loan lies”. P6 Doctors who conducted postmortem on 11 of a family who allegedly committed suicide at their home in Burari area here found no external injuries or signs of struggle on the bodies. They said all of them died as a result of hanging, the police claimed. The dead included Narayan Devi (77), her two sons and their families as well as two 15-yearold boys. The police are on the lookout for two self-styled godmen who EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Bengaluru NETAS TALK Former CM Siddaramaiah with CM H D Kuamraswamy and others during the joint session of the Legislature in Bengaluru on Monday | NAGARAJA GADEKAL were in touch with the family . Earlier, the police suspected Narayan Devi was strangulated, but doctors said she had died due to partial hanging, the officer said, adding that a leather belt was found near her body. Who took the belt off her neck is not clear, an official said. “In five bodies, doctors found similar liquid content in their stomach. It has been sent for analysis,” a police official said. Handwritten notes found in two registers in the house indicate the entire family did what it did for ‘attaining salvation’. “The notes said that on the day of the ritual, one won’t cook food at home and the phones will be kept on silent mode for six hours. The entire procedure was written down. Also, one person had to stand guard to ensure that others hanged themselves,” said an official. The notes described the rituals, adding people performing them would not die “but be saved by God and attain something great”. Narayan Devi’s daughter Sujata said: “We are a well educated family and do not believe in babas. It’s not a case of suicide.” PROBE IS ON 10-year-old found dead in Afzalpur, six taken into custody EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Kalaburagi The body of a 10-year-old boy was found on the outskirts of Afzalpur town in Kalaburagi district on Saturday. The incident came to light after the mother of the victim filed a complaint with the Afzalpur police on Sunday alleg- ing that the boy was killed by a gang after he objected to his sister being teased by one of its members and warned them that he would complain to his parents. Six people have been taken into custody for questioning in this connection, Superintendent of Police Shashikumar told the media on Monday . Vaishali, the mother of the victim — Rajashekar Honnali — has named Anil Bhangi, Sanjiv Heggi, Mallu Ingalagi, Pachhu Vadeyar, Mallu alias Mallinath, and Basavaraj Kandoli in her complaint and has accused them of killing her son. In her plaint, Vaishali has alleged that there was enmity between Anil and her family and he used to evetease her daughter. Vaishali alleged that Anil eveteased her daughter again on Saturday Rajashekar, who was with . his sister, warned Anil that he would complain to his parents about the eve-teasing. Anil, however, managed to pacify Rajashekar, and took him to the town’s outskir ts, Vaishali alleged. Vaishali has further said in the complaint that Anil asked some of his friends to come to the spot and killed the boy using a sickle, the SP said.
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