KOZHIKODE 8 NOVEMBER 2013 FRIDAY `5 PAGES 20 LATE CITY EDITION CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BANGALORE ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELGAUM ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIMOGA ■ TIRUCHY ■ www.newindianexpress.com PM Keen to Attend CHOGM ASK PRAB HU Manmohan expects Cong leadership to convince top TN leadership opposed to his trip Post your questions on website www.newindianexpress.com and Prabhu will answer them by Santwana Bhattacharya New Delhi: The tug-of-war over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s scheduled visit to Colombo to take part in the Commonwealth Heads of State Summit, seems to be getting tougher by the day. Sources said the Prime Minister is keen to attend the summit as it gives India an opportunity to put pressure on Sri Lanka to deliver on its commitments towards their Tamil population. Though Singh is convinced about the necessity of the visit from the point of international commitment as well as voicing India’s concerns, he expects the Congress party leadership and the senior Cabinet members to convince the top Tamil Nadu R A DA R Pinarayi Targets Jama’at Kozhikode: CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan alleged that Jama’at-e-Islami and RSS were the two sides of the same coin. Pinarayi further said that the LDF does not consider Jama’at-e-Islami as a serious contender in the coming election. P4 ‘Tearless’ Onions Developed Washington: Scientists have developed a new type of ‘tearless’ onions that produce less of the protein blamed for making eyes burn and tear up. Sensex Ends 72 pts Down ADDING TO THE FOLKLORE Rohit Sharma celebrates his century on debut in the first Test match against West Indies in Kolkata on Thursday | PTI Mumbai: The Sensex on Thursday surrendered all gains to close 72 points down at a fresh one-week low on heavy selling after rating agency S&P’s warning that India could be downgraded if the next government fails to reverse slide in economic growth. P13 Police in the Dock as TP Case Accused Mohanan Meets Wife at Hotel Orbit-raising Manoeuvre Express News Service Bangalore: The first orbit-raising manoeuvre of India’s Mars Orbiter Spacecraft was performed in the wee hours of Friday, two days after its successful launch by PSLV C-25 into orbit around the Earth. P10 Kozhikode: Television visuals showing CPM leader P Mohanan, along with his wife and three others, at a restaurant in the city questions the law and order scenario in the state. P Mohanan is the 14th accused in the T P Chandrashekaran murder case and has been lodged at the District Jail here. New Head of Pak Taliban Islamabad: Mullah Fazlullah, the militant commander who ordered the assassination of teenage activist Malala Yusufzai, was on Thursday named by the Pakistani Taliban as its new chief to replace Hakimullah Mehsud, killed in a US drone strike last week. P11 BJP rakes up ISRO spy Case New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday raked up the 19-year-old ISRO spy scandal to allege that former Gujarat DGP R B Sreekumar had levelled charges of fake encounters against the Narendra Modi government as a quid pro quo for the United Progressive Alliance regime giving him a clean chit in the case “fabricated” by him.. P10 MARKETS Indices Sensex: Nifty: Gold 20,822.77 6187.25 3,130 2,815 24 ct (1 gm): 22 ct (1 gm): Silver Bar (1 kg): 49,040 Retail (1 gm): 52.50 Exchange 62.73 82.35 US$: Euro: SOURCE: BSE, NSE, RBI WEBSITES EXPRESS POLL OF THE DAY Will Viswanathan Anand successfully defend his crown? YES 81% NO 19% TODAY’S QUESTION: Should BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi be given NSG security cover? SMS TO 54646 www.newindianexpress.com 20 PAGES, INCLUDING 4 PAGES OF CITY EXPRESS ogy, Kozhikode Medical College Hospital. Following the visuals aired by various television channels, Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan ordered for action against the police officials and initiate an internal inquiry. City Police Commissioner G Sparjan Kumar said that AR Camp Grade ASI Khalid, Senior Civil Police Officer Anoop and Civil Police Officer Ganeshan were suspended. He added that a departmental inquiry has commenced. Officials said that Mohanan was taken the jail at 10.25 am on Thursday and left the hospital at 12.05 pm. Earlier, a controversy erupted after Fayaz, accused in the Nedumbassery gold smuggling case, had visited Mohanan in the Jail without prior permission. K K Lathika MLA told mediapersons that she had met Mohanan after learning that he was not well and nothing had taken place against the norms. Earlier in the day, the MLA had attended the launch of ‘Mukhyadhara’, in which CPM leaders Prakash Karat and Pinarayi Vijayan participated. Meanwhile, K K Rema, wife of slain RMP leader T P Chandrasekharan, urged for stringent action against the officials who provided assistance to the CPM leader. Three police personnel including an ASI have been suspended over the incident. Prior permission was not obtained for the meeting Three police personnel including an ASI have been suspended over the incident. Prior permission was not obtained for the meeting. Mohanan’s wife, K K Lathika MLA, and three others, DYFI state committee member P Nikil, CPM local leaders K K Dinesan and K Krishnan met Mohanan at the Salam Restaurant near the Medical College Hospital on Thursday afternoon and dined with him, over a duration of halfan-hour. The officers were taking Mohanan to the jail after a routine check-up at the Department of Urol- Moolamattom Fire Hits Power Supply Idukki: The power supply from Moolamattom power house was stopped after a minor power measuring equipment caught fire on Thursday evening. However, four of the five generators which were shut down after the mishap were made operational later in the night. The incident happened after the potential transformer used for measuring power in the 220 KV power line got burnt. As a result, the power supply to the entire state was affected, Ouseph Joseph, Chief Engineer (generations) told ‘Express’. The potential transformer used for measuring the voltage on the line supplying power to Thrissur caught fire tripping the power supply to the entire state. The reason for the burning of the potential transformer is not immediately known, he added. Out of the six generators, only five were operating as the sixth one was taken up for maintenance owing to a similar explosion in the circuit breaker last Sunday. Idukki supplies about 40 pc of power to the state’s requirement. Last Sunday, burning of circuit breaker had led to shut down of three generators. ENS MORE: P4 CBI Unconstitutional, Rules Gauhati HC Guwahati: In a curious judgment, the Gauhati High Court has struck down the resolution through which the Central Bureau Investigation(CBI) was set up and held all its actions as “unconstitutional”. The judgment by the division bench, comprising Justice I A Ansari and Justice Indira Shah, came on a writ petition filed by one Navendra Kumar challenging an order by a single judge of the High Court in 2007 on the resolu- tion through which CBI was set up. “We hereby...set aside and quash the impugned Resolution, dated 01.04.1963, whereby CBI has been constituted... We do hold that the CBI is neither an organ nor a part of the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) and the CBI cannot be treated as a ‘police force’ constituted under the DSPE Act, 1946,” the court said. It further said the aforemen- tioned Home Ministry resolution was “not the decision of the Union Cabinet nor were these executive instructions assented to by the President”. “Therefore, the impugned Resolution...can, at best, be regarded as departmental instructions, which cannot be termed as ‘law’,” the judgement said. The court then set aside and quashed the charge-sheet, submitted by CBI, against Kumar, along with the trial. PTI Carlsen to Play with White Pieces against Anand Express News Service Chennai: Taking pride in saying that India is the homeland of chess, the oldest intellectual game, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday declared open the FIDE World Championship Match 2013 at a grand function here. The draw by the Chief Minister gave challenger Magnus Carlsen the right to play with white pieces against world champion Viswanathan Anand in the opening game on Saturday. JAYA MADE HONORARY MEMBER OF FIDE Chennai: Hailing the contributions made by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for the propagation of chess, FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov on Thursday announced that she has been made a honorary member of the FIDE. He handed over the certiﬁcate for honorary membership to Jayalalithaa amid applause. P14 Lauding Anand and Carlsen for their achievements in the past, the Chief Minister said: “the entire atmosphere here is charged with intellectual voltage as both prepare vigorously for the epochal battle. This event is iconic and historic. We, in Chennai, wait with nail biting anticipation.” Stating that chess was very close to her heart and she regarded the game very highly, both as a player and as an enthusiast, Jayalalithaa said: “I invoke God’s blessings on both the players to realise their ambition and wish them both a long and glorious career for many more years to come.” She said this period of time would be hailed in the chronicles of history as the ‘golden era of chess and for the first time India, the homeland of chess would witness the complete set of games to be played as part of the World Chess Championship march being hosted in Chennai. “It is an occasion which will set the tone and herald a new course in the Nation’s interest in this sport which has been celebrated as the ‘gymnasium of the mind’,” she noted. Tracing the origins of the game, Jayalalithaa said its dynamics could be understood from the ancient Indian concept of warfare, wherein two armies encountered each other in a face-to-face combat. “Such a picture is furnished in the description of a war between two armies in the epic, Raghuvamsa, penned by Kalidasa,” she added. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, president, FIDE, School Education Minister K C Veeramani, P R Venkatrama Raja, president, TN Chess Association spoke. leadership opposed to his trip. After the Cabinet and the CCEA meetings, the Prime Minister had a short discussion on the issue with Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Defence Minister A K Antony and External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid. Since neither Chidambaram nor Antony gave a definitive view backing Singh, sources said, the Prime Minister expressed his wish to take it up again at the Congress core committee meeting on Friday and have a second round of meeting with his senior ministers again with “feedback from Tamil Nadu”. According to sources, the PM wanted a discussion on whether he should also pay a visit to Jaffna, the Northern Province, to see for himself the “progress of rehabilitation” on the ground or would it be suffice to have a parallel meeting with NP Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran on the sidelines of CHOGM. Singh, no doubt, is keen to attend the summit where 58 ‘BJP CONCERNED ABOUT LANKAN TAMILS’ New Delhi: BJP president Rajnath Singh said his party was concerned about the rights of Tamils in Sri Lanka. Singh’s views hold signiﬁcance as BJP leaders from Tamil Nadu wanted the party to pressure the govt to oppose the PM visit to Lanka. P7 other countries are participating so as to use the occasion to put pressure on Sri Lanka to implement its commitments. Interestingly, Shipping Minister G K Vasan who is most stridently opposed to the PM’s Colombo visit is away in Japan. Meanwhile, PMO officials blamed vested interests and lobbies for building up frenzy among the people of Tamil Nadu and forcing the political leaders of the state seeking the cancellation of the trip. These forces who are not allowing the Lankan Tamil resettlement to reach its logical conclusion, the officials claimed, are being identified and “back channel” talks are on to sideline them. Give Excess Aranmula Land to Landless Families: Gadgil Express News Service Aranmula: Environment scientist and Western Ghats Experts Committee chairman Dr Madhav Gadgil has demanded that the 232 acres of excess land purchasedt for the Aranmula airport be distributed to the landless families. Gadgil told reporters here on Thursday that the final decision on the project should be decided by the people of the area and not by the governments at the Centre or in the state. The supreme power is vested with the people and the elected representatives should work as their agents, Gadgil said. “The people and the grama sabhas are the final decisionmakers of a project of any village. For integrated development, four types of capital are crucial: man-made capital, natural capital, human resources capital and social capital. However, the governments at the Centre and the state by giving thrust on man-made capital have a distorted view on natural capital and social capital.” Development in the planners’ view is distorted and Western Ghats Experts Committee chairman Dr Madhav Gadgil visiting converted paddy field for the Aranmula airport project on Thursday. thrust is given to man-made capital and amassing of wealth, he said. “Men at Yojana Bhavan or the government at higherlevel failed to take into consideration the conservation of natural capital and social capital, Gadgil said. Recalling his days with farmers of rural areas, fishermen and tribal people in forests as the chairman of the Western Ghats Expert Committee, Gadgil said they are the real protectors and conservationists of nature since they know the real value of the nature and how to protect it. 'The mindset of planners is narrow and with vested interests, he said. Gadgil, who visited the proposed airport project area at Aranmula and the quarry units at Chempemudi hills, said the exploitation of nature at these places is against the will and sentiments of the people. If the elected representatives fail to take into confidence the people of the area on projects, the people have the ultimate power to correct them in a democratic way, he said. Gadgil said the Kasturirangan report is distorted. In the report, Kasturirangan gave undue prominence to conservation of natural forests, he said. However, the report made a distorted view on cultural land or the inhabited area close to the forest, he added. MORE: P5
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