BELAGAVI TUESDAY OCTOBER 2, 2018 `6.00 PAGES 32 LATE CITY EDITION CANCER THERAPY WINS U.S., JAPANESE PAIR MEDICINE NOBEL Tasuku Honjo Immunologists James Allison (US) and Tasuku Honjo (Japan) won the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for research on cancer treatment James Allison and his wife Padmanee Sharma | AFP DIFFERS FROM TRADITIONAL TREATMENT INDIAN CONNECT TO THE NOBEL In contrast to traditional forms of treatment that directly target cancer cells, Allison and Honjo figured out how to help the patient’s immune system tackle cancer more quickly. This led to treatments targeting proteins made by immune system cells that act as a “brake” on the body’s natural defences, killing cancer cells ■ ■ ■ Allison's wife Padmanee Sharma’s parents were from India Allison “realised the potential of releasing the brake” and unleashing immune cells to attack tumours, the Nobel jury said Honjo discovered a protein generated by immune cells, and eventually realised it also worked a brake, in a different way P10 2014 ALLISON & HONJO SHARED THE TANG PRIZE - ASIA’S VERSION OF THE NOBELS 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 GITA GOPINATH APPOINTED CHIEF ECONOMIST AT IMF EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE INDIA born Harvard professor Gita Gopinath, who had her early education in Mysuru, was on Monday appointed chief economist at International Monetary Fund. Gopinath will succeed Maurice Obstfeld, who will retire at the end of this year. The appointment is noteworthy as she is the second Indian to hold the position after former RBI governor She is the second Indian to hold the post after former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan Raghuram Rajan. “Gopinath is one of the world’s outstanding economists, with impeccable academic credentials, a proven track record of intellectual leadership, and extensive international experience,” IMF MD Christine Lagarde said while announcing the appointment. A US citizen, Gopinath has roots in Kerala. In 2016, her appointment as economic adviser to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan cre- PRESS INTAKE Cabinet expansion by October 12, says HDK | P6 Andhra Maoist killings: Two suspended | P6 Slain Apple executive’s wife gets job | P7 Computer Baba quits, flays MP govt over Narmada | P7 Kolhapur temple bans short dresses | P10 SPO JOINS HIZBUL MUJAHIDEEN The Special Police Officer, who decamped with 7 AK-rifles and a pistol from residence of PDP MLA in Srinagar, has joined the militant outfit Ayyappa Seva Sangham decides to file review plea UDAY KOTAK VINEET NAYYAR MD, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ex-executive VC, Tech Mahindra G N BAJPAI Former Sebi chairman The New Indian Express traces Gandhi’s journey in Karnataka during the freedom movement P5 NAND KISHORE Former deputy CAG Move to prevent further defaults by the infrastructure finance and construction company; new board to meet on October 8 to formulate future plan C Chaturvedi, retired IAS officer Malini Shankar, former deputy CAG Nand Kishore were appointed as board members with immediate effect. The new board has been directed to convene a meeting on or before October 8 and come up with a roadmap before the next hearing at NCLT scheduled for October 31. “Government in public interest moved NCLT to supersede the management of ILFS on grounds of mismanagement. NCLT has allowed appointment of a new Board comprising of people with proven record of turn around and managing financial and infrastructure institutions. (This is) not a takeover,” EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Mumbai / New Delhi THE government on Monday stepped in to salvage the sinking Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) by seeking to take control of the board. After the government sought suspension of the old board, Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal on Monday appointed Kotak Mahindra Bank chairman Uday Kotak as non-executive chair man of IL&FS along with five other board directors. Along with Kotak, retired IAS officer Vineet Nayyar, former Sebi chairman G N Bajpai, ICIC Bank non-executive chairman G @ Sabarimala MAHATMA 150 MALINI SHANKAR Retired IAS officer Kotak heads new IL&FS board as govt steps in, scraps earlier team P T MOHANAN PILLAI THE Akhila Bharatha Ayyappa Seva Sangham (ABASS) has decided to file a review petition against the Supreme Court verdict that allowed women of all ages into the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple. The decision was taken in the interest of protecting centuries-old practices and the sentiments of crores of pilgrims around the world, ABASS general secretary Velayudhan Nair told Express. A meeting of all voluntary organisations in the service of Ayyappa will be convened soon to decide the action plan, he added. The ABASS will also launch a massive awareness campaign across the country and organise one-day yagnas to sensitise devotees, particularly women, on the need for restrictions on the entry of women in the age-group of 1050, he said. Meanwhile, a high-powered meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan decided to provide more facilities for women devotees reaching the hill shrine. Meanwhile, Travancore Dewaswom Board (TDB) president A Padmakumar was ticked off by the chief minister for saying the board was exploring the possibility of filing a review petition in the Supreme Court. P6 G C CHATURVEDI Chairman, ICICI Bank We live in times when what we should eat, wear have stopped being little things of our personal lives. So what is it that unites us? Without doubt it is the Constitution Justice Ranjan Gogoi CJI-designate Ranjan Gogoi in New Delhi on Monday | SHEKHAR YADAV Food, clothing no longer small personal choices: CJI-designate EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi “WE live in times when what we should eat, wear have stopped being little things of our personal lives,” Chief Justice of India-designate Ranjan G o g o i s a i d o n M o n d ay. “So what is it that unites us? Without doubt, it is the Constitution,” he added, while speaking at a farewell function for outgoing CJI Dipak Misra. Justice Gogoi’s remarks assume significance in the wake of the increasing cases of mob lynching in the country . “Whenever we are in doubt, it is Constitutional morality which should guide us... Constitutional text doesn’t give ready-made answers. It, though, tells (the) path to give answers,” he said. Asserting that the outgoing CJI’s greatest contribution has been in Constitutional law, particularly concerning civil liberties, he said Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra displayed remarkable erudition and for titude ever since he was elevated to the Bench. SHAREHOLDING AS ON JUNE 30, 2018 Others 1.77% India Discovery Fund 0.86% SBI 6.42% Central Bank 7.67% UTIULIP 0.82% LIC 25.34% HDFC 9.02% ORIX Corp 23.54% IL&FS Employees Welfare Trust 12% Abu Dhabi Investment 12.56% said Subhash Chandra Garg, Economic Affairs Secretary . The IL&FS management has been accused of negligence, incompetence and of painting a rosy financial statement when it knew all along its finances were constrained. The finance ministry statement submitted to NCLT said the Registrar of Companies’ enquiry “prima facie concluded that mismanagement and compromise in corporate governance norms and risk management has been perpetuated on IL&FS and its group companies by indiscriminately raising long term and short term loans/borrowings through public sector banks and financial institutions”. The misrepresentation of facts by the company will be investigated by the SFIO. Bhima-Koregaon case: HC relief for Gautam Navlakha E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ New Delhi CIVIL rights ctivist Gautam Navlakha on Monday became the first of the five prominent personalities under house arrest to be granted freedom, three days after the Supreme Court allowed them to seek legal remedy While set. ting him free, the Delhi High Court also quashed the Pune trial court’s transit remand order, which he had challenged, before the matter went to the Supreme Court. Navlakha, Sudha Bharadwaj, P Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves had been arrested on August 28 in a nationwide swoop in connection with the probe into the Bhima-Koregaon violence in Maharashtra. “From Delhi High Court I have won my freedom...It thrills me no end,” Navlakha (65) said after the verdict. A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel said the Supreme Court had extended the house arrest by four weeks to enable the activists to avail appropriate legal remedy, which was availed by Navlakha. The court held that the trial court’s transit remand order was unsustainable as Navlakha wasn’t produced in court within 24 hours of his detention. The court, however, allowed Maharashtra to proceed further in the case. The bench said the chief metropolitan magistrate has overlooked the Constitutional mandate of informing the arrested person the grounds on which the action is being taken. ated a flutter as her views on economic policies were not in line with the Leftist ideology . Known for making candid remarks, an article she wrote in Project Syndicate became a subject of discussion in India as she was seen supporting demonetisation. “Modi’s policy intervention is bold, and the economic principles motivating it are beyond reproach. But a gradualist approach that includes the Congress men assault Belagavi RCU VC for ‘ignoring’ their leaders EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Belagavi CONGRESS workers on Monday allegedly assaulted Rani Chennamma University (RCU) ViceChancellor accusing him of ‘ignoring’ their leaders, including MLA Satish Jarkiholi. They allegedly slapped him and ransacked his office. A group of around 70 people barged into the VC’s office, raising slogans accusing him of favouring BJP leaders at some programmes. They questioned him why Congress leaders were not invited to the foundation laying of an underpass to the National Highway, adjacent to Rani Chennamma University campus, held a few days ago. Even before VC Prof Shivanand Hosamani could respond, they slapped him and assaulted him. The group then went on a rampage breaking windows and damaging the interiors, according to an eye witness. Several top officers of the university, including the Vice-Chancellor and Re gistrar Siddu Alagur, were at a blood donation camp organised by Red Cross in- H E M A N T H K U M A R @ Bengaluru HAVING made a beginning in delivering its promise on farm loan waiver, the state government is now keen on ensuring a fair price for crops produced by farmers. The State government has initiated internal discussions to amend the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act by incorporating tough clauses which could mean even imprisonment for private trad- THERE can be various reasons for cricket matches not being completed. Rain, bad light, crowd trouble and unplayable pitches are some. What happened at the TI-Murugappa ground in Monday’s Vijay Hazare Trophy match between Jharkhand and Bengal was probably unprecedented. The match for rain-affected games. After Jharkhand took 258 minutes for 50 overs, Bengal took 252 min for 49. Teams get 210 min to bowl their quota, which means 420 minutes for 100 overs. Despite collectively overshooting the limit by 90 minutes, the teams ended an over short. Fewer overs would have been bowled had play not continued in near darkness. ers who procure farm produce below the Minimum Support Price (MSP) being announced by the Union and state governments annually .The Centre has promised to double farmers’ income by 2022 and had recently announced a substantial increase in MSP for 14 crops for the Kharif season. However the lack of adequate government procurement centres and funds crunch has put severe limitations in implementation of MSP . Karnataka Agriculture Prices Commission in its report submitted to state government in 2015 had recommended statutory status for the MSP with penal clause. The proposal is now being looked at seriously . “We had requested the National Law School India University of Bengaluru to suggest a draft bill for effective implementation of MSP for far m produce,” T N Prakash Kammardi, Chairman, Karnataka Agriculture Prices Commission, told TNIE. P6 Bridge on Athani-Vijayapura highway collapses, no casualty EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Vijayapura 9 hours not enough for 50-over match! ended one over short because the teams took too long to complete their overs. The bizarre incident in India’s premier 50-over competition saw the match called off at 6 pm (nine hours after it began at 9 am), with 49 overs bowled in the second innings. Jharkhand were declared winners on the VJD Method (domestic equivalent of Duckworth-Lewis), normally used side the RCU campus at Bhootaramanatti, 20-km from Bealgavi city, when the Congress workers came to the campus. Even as several students and employees tried to stop them, they barged into the VC’s office. Eye witnesses said the VC went inside his cabin in an attempt to escape the irate mob when the incident occurred. Later, he had ke pt his phone switched off and was not accessible to the media. Local Congress leaders were not ready to comment. A team of police headed by DCP Seema Latkar rushed to the spot but the attackers had fled by that time. Speaking to TNIE, Police Commissioner D C Rajappa said some Congress workers were allegedly angry over the absence of their party leaders at the underpass foundation laying where MP Angadi and some other BJP leaders participated. “I found out that it was NHAI’s programme and not organised by RCU We have spoken to the VC and will take up investigationonce he lodges a complaint,’’ he P4 said. MSP for farmers; Govt mulls law to jail traders who don’t comply HOW BIZARRE AT R E Y O M U K H O PA D H YAY @ Chennai permanent withdrawal of large notes would have served the cause better, even if it did not generate the same “shock and awe” as the current policy,” she wrote. Gopinath received her Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 2001 after earning a B.A. from the University of Delhi and M.A. degrees from both the Delhi School of Economics and University of Washington. She joined Harvard in 2005. The bridge that collapsed on Vijayapura-Athani state highway | EXPRESS A 25-metre-long bridge on Vijayapura-Athani State Highway near Rathnapura village collapsed on Monday . No one was injured in the incident. The bridge, located about 25 km from here, was constructed in 2002. Following the incident, vehicles had to take a detour of 10 km to reach their destination. According to an eyewitness, the bridge collapsed soon after a KSRTC bus passed through it at around 2 pm. More than 1,000 vehicles use the bridge each day. PWD officials and police from Tikota police station rushed to the spot. Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Sanjay B Shettannanavar has directed the officials concerned to build a service road next to the bridge, which according to sources, will take another six months to be repaired. Meanwhile, the villagers blamed the contractor and officials for the incident. The DC said, “The officials will be asked to give a detailed report on the incident. The bridge could have collapsed owing to improper design and use of substandard material. The contractor and the engineer will be questioned and action will be initiated against them, if found guilty .” P4
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