KOTTAYAM l TUESDAY l JULY 10, 2018 l `7.00 l PAGES 16 l CITY EDITION WORLD’S BIGGEST MOBILE FACTORY OPENED IN INDIA ONE CRORE MOBILE PHONES PER MONTH Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in jointly inaugurated Samsung’s new facility in Noida on Monday NOIDA TO BE SAMSUNG’S EXPORT HUB The new facility will be expanded in a phased manner and is expected to generate 2,000 direct jobs, said the South Korean president. Samsung currently provides 70,000 direct and indirect jobs in India, of which 5,000 are in Noida. The new facility will produce 12 crore units a year by 2020 ■ ■ Samsung has two manufacturing plants — in Noida and in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu — and five research and development centres in India Nearly 30 per cent of the production from the new Noida facility will be exported to West Asia and African nations A4,915 cr THE INVESTMENT MADE BY SAMSUNG FOR THE NEW FACILITY 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 Book focusing on medical malpractices launched M R A J E N D R A N @ New Delhi “FOR large segments of the private healthcare sector in India the target is not necessarily better healthcare delivery, but higher revenue generation,” says a new, explosive anthology book highlighting malpractices plaguing the healthcare system in Indi. “Thus, the nature of growth and structure of hospital administration in the private sector is driven by revenue generation.” The book curated by two prominent doctors working in private s e c t o r, S a n j ay N a g r a l a n d Samiran Nandy and former Union Health and Family Welfare Secretary Keshav Desiraju was released by economist Amartya Sen in Kolkata on Monday. Nagral is a senior consultant with Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai while Nandy works with Sir Gangaram Hospital in Delhi. Both are gastroenterologists. Titled ‘Healers or Predators: Healthcare Corruption in India,’ the book has contributions from doctors in public and private sectors. Yet-to-function Reliance institute declared top-notch S U M I S U K A N YA D U T TA @New Delhi AN institution that is yet to come into existence has been declared an ‘Institute of Eminence’ by the Narendra Modi Government along with two prestigious IITs and the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. The Jio Institute by Reliance group is part of the six institutes named by the Union Human Resources Development ministry on Monday three each in public and private sectors - that have been accorded the coveted status to help them turn into world-class institutions. Jio institute? A Google search does not throw up any information on it except it is being promoted by the Reliance Foundation. How then is it sharing space with IISc, IITs at Bombay and Delhi, BITS, Pilani and Manipal University, the other institutes on the list? “How did they evaluate Jio was better than IIT Madras or IIT Kharagpur or so many other big institutions? How can an institution that is in the process of being set up be declared an Institution of Eminence? This is a crying shame,” wrote a Twitter user. SC rejects review plea against death penalty The Nirbhaya gang-rape case convicts have two more legal options left, including filing a curative petition K A N U S A R D A @ New Delhi AN year after the Supreme Court first upheld the death sentence against four convicts in the 23-year-old paramedical student’s gang-rape inside a moving bus in South Delhi in 2012, the court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by three of the four seeking review of its order. Authoring the judgment on behalf of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice R Bhanumathi, Justice Ashok Bhushan rejected the convicts’ plea for a relook into their case on the ground that they were not properly represented by lawyers during the trial and vital pieces of evidence in their favour was not brought before the court. “Convicts cannot reargue their entire case in the guise of a review petition. The ambit and scope of a review petition was well-defined, and could only be entertained if there was judicial fallibility miscar, riage of justice and error ap- Nirbhaya’s parents show the victory sign after the SC verdict | PARVEEN NEGI parent in the earlier apex court judgment, in this case the May 2017 verdict,” the bench said. With Monday’s verdict, convicts have two legal options left to avoid death penalty - one, file a curative petition; and two, approach the President with a mercy petition. The three-judge bench had reserved its verdict in May on the review petitions of Vinay and Pawan Kumar who pleaded that they were young men coming from poor families and should be given a chance to reform. The apex court had on May 5, 2017, upheld a Delhi High Court verdict confirming the death penalty awarded by the trial court to Mukesh Kumar, Pawan Kumar, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Kumar Singh for raping Nirbhaya on December 16, 2012. Akshay hasn’t filed any review petition. The girl was returning home along with her male friend after watching a movie. The assailants had beaten up her friend before taking turns to rape her. She had later died in a hospital in Singapore. Heavy rain lashes state THE RESCUE ACT Fire and Rescue Services personnel and local people rescuing a woman who was trapped in a landslide at Adimali in Idukki district on Monday | EXPRESS T’Puram : North and central parts of the state received heavy rainfall on Monday even as Met officials warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall in several parts of the districts in the days ahead. Southern districts, including Thiruvananthapuram, also received copious rainfall with the southwest monsoon strengthening after a brief lull in the region. The monsoon calamities control room in the state capital reported no untoward incidents on Monday. Vythiri (11 cm), Vaikom (10 cm) and Palakkad and Chittur (9 cm) received the highest amount of rainfall till Monday morning. Mananthavady, Ottapalam, Parambikulam, Manjeri and Ambalavayal in northern Kerala and Idukki and Munnar in the central part of the state also received copious rainfall on Monday. Fishermen have been warned against entering parts of the Arabian Sea. P6 EXPRESS READ Four more boys rescued from flooded cave in Thailand Mae Sai (Thailand): Four more members of a youth soccer team were pulled from a flooded cave in a second round of rescue operations in Thailand on Monday. The 12 boys and their coach have been trapped in the cave for two weeks. Four were rescued over the weekend. On Monday, four more were rushed to a hospital. The number of people remaining in the cave now is five, who include four kids and their coach. The 12 boys and their 25-year-old soccer coach went exploring in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand on June 23. They became trapped after monsoon rain flooded the cave. The rescued boys will be in quarantine for at least 24 hours. The perilous mission involved diving in arduous conditions in fast-flowing waters. The first of the four boys rescued on Monday emerged before 5 pm local time. Sreejith case: HC dismisses plea for CBI probe NCLT dismisses Cyrus Mistry’s petition Kochi: Endorsing the SIT probe in the Sreejtih custodial murder case, the High Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking CBI probe in the case. Passing the order on a plea by Akhila, wife of Sreejith, Justice Abraham Mathew observed the probe conducted by the Kerala Police could not be said to be improper and lopsided. P4 Mumbai: The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Monday dismissed the pleas of Cyrus Mistry challenging his removal as Tata Sons chairman as also the charges of misconduct on the part of Ratan Tata and the company’s board. The tribunal held the board of directors at Tata Sons was ‘competent’ to remove P13 the executive chief of the firm. Protest after bank tries to seize woman’s property E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Kochi DRAMATIC scenes unfolded at Pathadipalam, Edappally, near here, on Monday after a woman and her family tried to immolate themselves by pouring kerosene on them, following a bank’s move to seize her 22-cent property . The issue dates back to 1994, when Preetha Shaji, 51, stood surety for a loan worth Rs 3 lakh. The loan was taken by her relative Sajan, a resident of Cherthala, to set up his business. When Sajan did not repay the loan, the bank moved to Protestors outside the residence of Preetha Shaji on Monday | EXPRESS confiscate the property Armed . with a favourable High Court order, the bank authorities moved in to confiscate the property at 8.30 am on Monday. By then the family, soaked in kerosene and petrol, had gathered outside the property. The 22 cents of land is now worth Rs 2.8 crore. Preetha’s family comprises her husband Shaji Ambady and their two children - Akhil Shaji and Srikutty Shaji. Some local residents also threatened to immolate themselves, before the Fire and Rescue Services personnel arrived at the spot. P5 Abhimanyu murder: Kerala Police not to invoke UAPA sional killers in a planned operation. Police officers are also THOUGH the role of fundamenweighing the possibility of the actalist elements has been proved cused hiding in other states and beyond doubt in the murder of possibly outside the country as SFI leader Abhimanyu at Mahathey might have immediately fled raja’s College, the Kerala Police the country after the incident. Officers say as the murder was a will not invoke the Unlawful planned one, the accused Activities Prevention Act might have prepared a de(UAPA) as of now to ensure the case remains tailed exit plan from the under the purview of spot to evade arrest. the Kerala Police and State Police Chief the Centre is kept at bay . Loknath Behera said on Eight days have passed Monday they had not desince the murder of Ab- Abhimanyu cided whether to invoke the himanyu and the Kerala Police UAPA in the case. “Let us find the main accused in the case. We have have not been able to nab the key accused in the case. got certain solid leads,” he said. Legal experts say, evoking There have been discussions in the higher-ups of the state police UAPA in the case now will put the about the need to invoke UAPA in Kerala Police in a quandary. “Once the Centre stakes claim to the case as the investigation by the Kerala Police has revealed the the case, it will go to the NIA,” murder was executed by professays an expert. P6 A J AY K A N T H @Kochi CPM’s callous attitude made SDPI grow: IUML E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @Kozhikode Had the IUML’s allegation been true, as many as 11 CPM workers would not have been killed by SDPI men. It’s the (Muslim) League and the UDF which have taken a soft stand on the SDPI. All cases against SDPI workers were withdrawn when the UDF was in power. We do not have any relation with the SDPI. - Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, CPM state secretary THE Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) is a ‘Frankenstein’s monster’ that has grown in strength due to the ‘callous’ attitude of the CPM, Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) parliamentary party leader M K Muneer has said. At the League House here on Monday, Muneer told reporters the CPM had been ‘selectively using’ SDPI, as was evident in the ‘understanding’ between both parties in Vembayam and Erattupetta grama panchayats. At the GEMS Arts and Science College, Malappuram, Campus Front and SFI worked hand in hand, he said. Asked whether he saw the SDPI as a ‘radical’ or ‘terrorist’ group, Muneer said it was a ‘radical’ outfit which could transform into a ‘terrorist’ outfit. “Whether the party has a terror link is for the government agencies to prove,” he said. Muneer said he was not in favour of a ban on SDPI as previous instances had shown that its cadre would soon re-group under some other name. “Just as the RSS needs SDPI, the SDPI too needs the RSS,” he said. Muneer added that the Muslim League and its student wing MSF was at the forefront of highlighting the dangers posed by outfits such as the erstwhile NDF and Popular Front. Dileep will be reinstated if found not guilty: Mohanlal E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Kochi ACTOR Dileep would be reinstated in the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) if he is found not guilty actor Mohanlal , said here on Monday . Clarifying Dileep was still out of the association, Mohanlal, who took over as AMMA president recently, said: “Dileep has already said he would not be returning to AMMA until his innocence is proved.” On AMMA’s decision to reinstate Dileep, which triggered controversies recently, Mohanlal said not even a single member had voiced protest against the decision at the general body meeting held in Kochi last month. “The issue was discussed at the general body. Not even a single woman member raised an objection. The members said the decision taken Five killed, 7 hurt as truck rams MUV at Uppala E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @Kasargod FIVE of a family were killed and seven others were seriously injured in a head-on collision between a heavy goods truck and a muti-utility vehicle on the national highway at Uppala. The Manjeshwaram police said three women and two men from Ullal in Mangalore were killed. They died on the spot, an officer said. All were residents of KC Road, Ajjinadka, in Talapady on the Karnataka border. The deceased are Beefathima, 72, wife of the late Muhammed Kunhi, their daughter Naseema, 38, son-in-law Mushtaq, 41, granddaugther Asma, 30, and Asma’s husband Imtiyaz, 35, who was driving the MUV . The injured were admitted to a private hospital in Mangalore. Kumbla inspector Premsadan said there were 18 persons, incuding 12 children, in the MUV They . were returning from Mangla dam in Palakkad after attending the house war ming ceremony of Beefathima’s daughter Rukhiya. P6 Actor Mohanlal at a press conference in Kochi on Monday by the available executive to oust Dileep from AMMA would not stand technically It was a major. ity decision,” Mohanlal said. The actor also said the AMMA officebearers were ready to hold talks with the members of Women in Cinema Collective. P5 FIXTURES Semifinal 1 @ 11.30pm France vs Belgium Last-four of World Cup indicative of supremacy of European teams at world stage | 14
Express Publications (Madurai) Limited publishes the prestigious English language newspaper The New Indian Express from 21 centres in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Orissa.
Express Publications (Madurai) Ltd. also publishes the Tamil daily Dinamani, Cinema Express (Tamil) and Malayalam Vaarika (Malayalam). Through a sister company, Kannada Prabha Publications Ltd., it publishes the Kannada daily Kannada Prabha.