HUBBALLI WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1, 2018 `6.00 PAGES 18 CITY EDITION TAKE THE #KIKICHALLENGE AND FACE THE MUSIC: POLICE The police in Delhi, UP, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chandigarh have issued advisories highlighting the risks involved in the challenge WHAT THE CHALLENGE IS ALL ABOUT ‘DANCE ON FLOORS, NOT ON THE ROADS’ The ‘Kiki challenge’, or ‘In My Feelings challenge’, involves jumping out of a moving car and dancing alongside it to Drake’s (pic) song In My Feelings, while the car keeps moving. Videos of people taking the challenge have flooded social media, with some clips showing people meeting with accidents while dancing ■ ■ Warning people against taking the challenge, the Delhi police tweeted: “Dance on the floors, not on the roads!” “Dear parents, whether Kiki loves your child or not, we are sure you do! So please stand by your kids in all the challenges in life except #kikichallenge,” read a tweet from the UP police 86 million VIEWS DRAKE’S SONG IN MY FEELINGS HAS GOT ON YOUTUBE 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 PRESS INTAKE Rahul Gandhi calls on Karunanidhi | P8 No transfusion for man with rare pp blood group | P8 Spurt in J&K youths joining militancy this year | P9 Zimbabwe tense as opposition claims win | P13 The Congress says something when in power and something else when in Opposition due to vote bank politics. The BJP keeps national security above vote bank politics The NRC exercise is being done with a political motive. We won’t let this happen. BJP is trying to divide the people of the country. The situation cannot be tolerated Amit Shah Mamata Banerjee Will Imran invite Modi to his inaugural event? | P13 BJP chief dares Congress and other parties to disclose their stand on illegal immigrants, says NRC could be expanded to more states N Korea developing new missiles, US intel claims | P13 Shah frames NRC narrative as security vs vote-bank politics Pyramid of Giza can focus electromagnetic energy | P18 Biggest king penguin colony nearly wiped out | P18 Six E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ New Delhi Congress is willing to give only a maximum of 6 of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka to the JD(S) in the ensuing LS polls, say Congress sources. The JD(S), however, is eyeing 9-10 seats. EXCLUSION of 40 lakh people from the updated National Register for Citizens (NRC) of Assam snowballed into a major political controversy on Tuesday with Parliament witnessing noisy scenes as Opposition parties forced adjournment of proceedings in the Rajya Sabha. BJP President Amit Shah, in an unusually combative mood, said the critics were trying to protect illegal Bangladshi settlers. Mocking the Congress, he said the party had the opportunity to implement NRC but it did not as it “simply did not have the courage” to do it. Later, talking to reporters at the BJP headquarters, Shah said the exercise would be firmly implemented as illegal Bangladeshis are not only a threat to national security but they also violate human rights of Indian citizens. He tore into the Opposition asking them to make their stand on illegal Bangladeshi settlers clear. Notably Shah did not spell out what exactly will be , the follow-up actions on NRC, saying the priority is to complete the exercise. The government will take a call on evicting illegal immigrants later, he said. Shah accused the Opposition of fomenting misinformation to fuel regional strife saying bonafide citizens from other states residing in Assam need not worry . Notably Shah said the problem of illegal Bengladeshi , settlers is not confined to Assam. He said the BJP will take a call on whether to expand the excercise to other states like West Bengal at an opportune time. Eligible voters will be on electoral rolls The Election Commission said on Tuesday it has asked its poll machinery in Assam to ensure all ‘eligible’ voters are included in the electoral roll during summary revision next year. However, in the context of the draft NRC released on Monday omitting 40 lakh names, there is still no clarity on who is eligible THERE WILL BE CIVIL WAR & BLOODBATH, WARNS BENGAL CM E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ New Delhi REACTING sharply to the BJP’s idea to expand NRC to her state, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee warned any such move would lead to “civil war” and “bloodbath”. Speaking at an event here on Tuesday the , Trinamool Congress chief said, “What happened in Jharkhand (child trafficking involving Missionaries of Charities), incidents of lynching, atrocities against Dalits and Muslims… we don’t support this. If it goes on like this, don’t you think it will create a civil war and lead to blood bath?” Banerjee questioned the ‘audacity’ of BJP to say NRC will next happen in Bengal, saying the saffron party can’t decide who is an Indian and who is not. “All citizens are entitled to stay in their country. Something dangerous happened in Jharkhand may happen in Bihar, UP Rajasthan, Haryana Chhattisgarh , and Uttarakhand (BJP-ruled states)... but we won’t let this happen in West Bengal. It won’t happen in Karnataka or Andhra Pradesh either,” she said. Local biggies who are not on final draft Family of Ziauddin, son of former President Fakruddin Ali Ahmed’s brother Ekramuddin; Assam Police ASI Shah Alam Bhuyan, attached to CM until recently; Archana Paul, wife of BJP MLA from Cachar Dilip Paul; former Congress MLA Ataur Rahman Mazarbhuiya; AIUDF’s Cachar unit president Samimul Islam and his family Mallya fussy on sunlight, UK court wants jail vid EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE DOES natural light reach a cell in Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail? This is what a UK court sought to know on Tuesday as it addressed , representations from fraud-accused liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), representing the Indian government. The court gave the Indian authorities three weeks to submit a “step-by-step” video of the jail cell, where they plan to house Mallya post-extradition. “I would like a video of Barrack 12, to see where the windows are — shot maybe at midday with no artificial lighting,” Judge Emma Arbuthnot said and fixed September 12 to close arguments in the high-profile extradition trial. Mallya’s defence team focused its objections on the lack of natural light in Barrack 12 and claimed the “government of India assurance cannot be relied upon”. The liquor tycoon, who has been on bail since his arrest in April last year, is fighting extradition to India on charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to around `9,000 crore. As he arrived in court on Tuesday, he reiterated his offer to settle dues. “I have made a comprehensive offer to the Karnataka High Court to settle dues... the question of stealing money , money laundering are all blatantly false charges,” he said. “I have not included any clemency plea or plea bargain in my unconditional offer,” he added. Since 1993, India has requested the extradition of 131 accused from the UK, but managed to get only one ‘fugitive’ back. P9 CM talks peace with NK team, but bandh is on EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Bengaluru REACHING out to agitators demanding a separate state for North Karnataka, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday held talks with leaders who have given a bandh call on August 2. Rejecting all claims of he or his government being unfair to the region, Kumaraswamy listed out the schemes and programmes he had envisioned for North Karnataka. While the leaders of Uttara Karnataka Pratyeka Rajya Horata Samithi welcomed the CM’s assurances, they refused to revoke the bandh call. They have now asked the CM to convene a meeting of leg- islators in Suvarna Soudha within 15 days to respond to the demands of the people of the region. “Neither did this agitation begin today, nor is the anger directed against this government. We began our agitation in 2007 after consecutive governments failed the people of North Karnataka,” said Somashekhar Kothambari, president of the committee demanding a separate state. He appealed to the CM to give more representation to legislators from North Karnataka in the cabinet, diversify investments and route them to districts of Hyderabad- and Mumbai-Karnataka regions and set up district-wise industrial and manufacturing units instead of focusing only on Beng alur u and neighbouring districts. “The call for bandh was given by the community as a whole and we need to consult them. We are happy with the CM’s assurances but there is no change in our decision on the bandh. Any changes will be announced later,” Kothambari told the media after the meeting. At the meeting, the CM highlighted his contributions to North Karnataka during his previous term as chief minister reminding the agitators that he had visited North Karnataka districts 35 times as part of his grama vastavya programme. P8 Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy meeting a delegation from north Karnataka who have given a bandh call on August 2, at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Tuesday | EXPRESS I take full responsibility and ensure development of North Karnataka. Schools, colleges, educational institutions, hospitals, infrastructure, etc., will be taken care of H D Kumaraswamy, Chief Minister LONG WAIT ENDS Parameshwara to head Bengaluru Urban dist IN-CHARGE MINISTERS G Parameshwara B’luru Urban & Tumakuru R V Deshpande Uttara Kannada K J George C’magaluru & Dharwad Puttarju Mandya Jayamala Udupi D K Shivakumar Ramanagaram & Ballari M C Managuli Vijayapura G T Devegowda Mysuru EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @Bengaluru THE long wait for the appointment of district in-charge ministers ended with Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy releasing the list on Tuesday. Deputy Chief Minister and Bengaluru Development Minister G Parameshwara was an automatic choice for the post of in-charge of Bengaluru Urban district apart from Tumakuru. Krishna Byre Gowda has been made in-charge of Beng alur u Rural and Kolar districts. The appointments were complet- ed well ahead of the Independence Day as the in-charge ministers have to hoist the national flag in their respective districts on August 15. As Kumaraswamy’s ministry has just 27 ministers with seven slots still vacant, some of the ministers would have the privilege of heading two districts in the state which has a total of 30 districts. The stif f fight between D C Thammanna and K C Puttaraju to head Mandya district has been resolved and Puttaraju has bagged it. Thammanna has got Shivamogga. G T Devegowda has been appointed in-charge minister for Mys- uru. Congress strongman and Water Resources Minister D K Shivakumar has bagged Ramanagaram and Ballari. Family Welfare Minister Shivananda Patil’s efforts to be the incharge minister for Vijayapura have come a cropper as M C Managuli has bagged the district while Shivananda Patil has been assigned Bagalkot. The tussle between Shivananda Patil and former water resources minister M B Patil in the political affairs of the district is being seen as a factor in the selection of in-charge minister for FULL LIST:P8 Vijayapura. ENGLISH EXAM With India taking on England in their backyard in the first of the five Tests on Wednesday, here is the lowdown on what to expect OLD BLIGHTY NOT MIGHTY Considering England’s recent home-record — their win percentage is 33 since the 2014 season — India have a golden opportunity to reverse their overseas fortunes. Since James Anderson and Stuart Broad aren’t the forces they used to be, Kohli & Co could fancy a second series win outside Asia in the last five years. OH CAPTAIN GO CAPTAIN Virat Kohli’s struggles during his last English sojourn have been dissected during the build-up to this series. With brilliant form and an evolved batting technique in tow, the India skipper too may be viewing this series to remedy his numbers against England. STAT OF THE ART 13.4: Virat Kohli’s average against England in their backyard. 2007: The last time India won a Test series in England. | P14 Another Bihar home in the eye of a storm A N A N D S T D A S @ Patna As many as 11 women residing in another shelter home run by Brajesh Thakur — prime accused in Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case — have gone missing, prompting the police to register an FIR against him. The 11 missing women had been living at “Swadhar Grih,” a shelter home meant for destitute women and women separated from their families. During an inspection by the district administration’s social welfare unit on March 20, the 11 women were found present at the facility . “But after the sexual assaults on the minor girls at Balika Grih came to light in May an inspection of Swad, har Grih was conducted by the department on June 9 ... but it was found locked. Now, there is no trace of the women,” said Jyoti Kumari, SHO of the women’s police Search on for aide of Brajesh Thakur Muzaffarpur police are looking for a woman named Madhu who had been a top aide of Brajesh Thakur for over 17 years and went missing days before the FIR was lodged in connection with the Balika Grih sex scandal. station in Muzaf far pur where the FIR has been registered. Sources said there were at least four children along with the 11 women. The FIR against Thakur was based on the statement of district welfare unit assistant director Devesh Kumar Sharma who wrote to the women police station on Monday that the 11 women were missing. Refrain from posting Aadhaar number on internet, challenging hackers: UIDAI Could land you in jail for 3 years, D10L fine Indiscriminate and unwanted publication of any personally sensitive information whether Aadhaar or any other, may render the concerned person vulnerable and, therefore, should be avoided, UIDAI said. Section 29 of the Aadhaar Act displaying information might attract imprisonment of up to three years and fine not less than `10 lakh. Hours after TRAI chief shared his number, his personal details were uploaded EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi THE Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Tuesday asked the public not to put their Aadhaar numbers on the internet and social media, and pose challenges to others to hack into their accounts or misuse it in any sense. On Saturday TRAI chair, man RS Sharma posted his 12-digit Aadhaar number on Twitter and challenged peo- ple, “Show me one concrete example where you can do any harm to me!” The UIDAI pointed out that displaying one’s Aadhaar number publicly is not “in accordance with the law”. “Aadhaar number is personally-sensitive information like bank account number, passport number, PAN number, etc., which should be strictly shared only on a need basis for a legitimate use for establishing identity .”
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