TIRUCHY 1 DECEMBER 2013 SUNDAY `5.00 PAGES 26 LATE CITY EDITION CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BANGALORE ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELGAUM ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIMOGA ■ TIRUCHY ■ www.newindianexpress.com Mysore Man’s Mission Change FILTH FEST INDIA’S DIRTIEST ELECTIONS EVER C M Y K The Great Indian Ocean Game The Lost Fight of a Tough General ‘Bullett Raja is Not as Superstar Far-fetched To Heal Tap That Cop Hits the as Dabangg’ Exclusive Voices PRABHU CHAWLA TJS GEORGE SHAMPA DHAR-KAMATH RAVI SHANKAR SOLI J SORABJEE KAMLENDRA KANWAR SHANKKAR AIYAR V SUDARSHAN Energy Within Road Path that Developed a Culture of Seeking Tejpal in Goa Police Custody as Court Rejects Anticipatory Bail Pressure Builds on Ganguly to Quit WB Rights Panel founder’s involvement in Within rape, misusing position, betraying trust and violating her body journo’s Express News Service Panaji: Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal was on Saturday night arrested by the Goa Police, 10 days ‘Bullett Raja is after it Mysore Man’s he became public that Not as had allegedly sexually assaulted Mission a woman journalist colleague Far-fetched Change during an event here in Novemas Dabangg’ ber. Tejpal’s cat-and-mouse EXCLUS IVE VOICE S game with the police ended 90 minutesP RABHU C HAWLA ,Ses- G EORGE , S HAMPA D HAR -K AMATH , after District and TJS R AVI S HANKAR , S OLI sions Judge Anuja Prabhudesai J S ORABJEE , K AMLENDRA K ANWAR , S HANKKAR rejected his anticipatory bail A IYAR , V S UDARSHAN plea which was argued for the last two days and strongly opposed by the prosecution. The 50-year-old Tehelka founder was formally taken into RAVI CHOUDARY custody at the Crime Branch headquarters in Dona Paula cates that he is involved in com- plicant, who was her mentor and where Tejpal, along with his mitting acts which constitute father figure, had not only outfamily, was waiting for the de- offences of custodial rape and raged her modesty but had mislayed court order for three-and- outraging the modesty of a wom- used his position, betrayed her half hours from 4.30 pm. He will an. “The statement of the victim trust and violated her body,” be taken for the mandatory and the documents in the form Judge Anuja Prabhudesai obof emails etc., details of which served in her 25-page order. medical test. Referring to various Supreme The court held that the mate- need not be reproduced here, rial on record prima facie indi- prima facie indicate that the ap- Court judgments, she said the New Delhi: As public outrage and 24x7 coverage of accused recused Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal’s bail plea heard in a Goa court brought intense focus on the issue of sexual assault/harassment in the workplace, including in institutions hitherto considered infallible, in Kolkata a former justice too faced the heat. The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) demanded former judge A K Ganguly’s removal from the West Bengal Human Rights Commission chairmanship. TMC parliamentary party leader, Sudip Bandyopadhyay, told Express that in the current context “given the public mood his continuation in the To Heal Tap FILTH FEST Judge Prabhudesai takes over 3 hours to draft judgment, says prima facie proof exists on Tehelka That Energy INDIA’S DIRTIEST ELECTIONS EVER R A DA R Diesel Price Hiked by 50 p Chennai: Diesel prices were on Saturday hiked by 50 paise per litre but there will be no revision in rates of petrol this fortnight. The revised diesel price in Chennai will be `57.23 per litre. US Rule for China Flights Shanghai: The United States has advised its commercial airlines to comply with rules laid down by China for aircraft entering the Asian country’s controversial new air defence zone over the East China Sea. P10 India Ruled out Death: Italy Rome: India has ruled out the death penalty for two Italian marines facing trial for murdering two Indian fishermen, Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino has said amid reports that Indian investigators have sought capital punishment for the duo. Tourists’ Religion Matters? New Delhi: Will asking the religion of an inbound tourist amount to violation of secularism? So thinks one section of the Manmohan Singh government while another thinks it is important from the point of view of national security. Pitch for Film on Aarushi Ghaziabad: A London-based Hollywood film director on Saturday approached Dasna Jail authorities seeking a meeting with Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, as he wanted their consent to make a film on Aarushi-Hemraj murder case. 8 Dead in UK Copter Crash London: Eight persons were killed and more than 30 injured after a police helicopter crashed into a pub in the Scottish city of Glasgow. The Eurocopter EC135 T2 chopper had a crew of three as it came down on the Clutha Vaults pub, which was packed with over 100 people at the time. P10 Talcher Coalfields Work Hit C M Y K When a Skipper Doesn’t Go Down with the Ship, But Drags it Down with Him Bhubaneswar: Mining activities at Talcher Coalfields in Odisha came to a grinding halt on Saturday following violence by a group of labourers protesting the arrest of several of their colleagues at Jagannath area in Angul district. P7 EXPRESS POLL OF THE DAY Tarun Tejpal’s lawyer claims the new rape law is draconian. Do you agree? YES 14% NO 86% TODAY’S QUESTION: Should foreign tourists declare their religion on arrival in India? SMS TO 54646 www.newindianexpress.com question for her determination was whether Tejpal is entitled to bail. “The answer to which in my considered view is nothing but in the negative,” she said. The material on record prima facie indicates that on November 18, a week after the ThinkFest event in a hotel in Goa, the victim had sent an email complaint to the Managing Editor of Tehelka complaining of sexual assault by Tejpal on November 7 and 8 in the hotel lift. The judge said though there was delay in reporting the matter to the Managing Director, it was not material at this stage. The court said the statements of the victim’s colleague prima facie indicate that she had informed them about the incident on the same day. The judge said the email correspondence on record prima facie indicate that Tejpal had not disputed the incident. PTI Missing Girl’s Remains Found Near Musiri Express News Service Tiruchy: In a tragic incident, the man who alerted police about bones protruding from the Kollidam river bed, found that Ranjitha the skeletal remains were that of his daughter, who went missing over a year ago. Police said Sappani, a resident of Amoor in Musiri, had gone to attend nature’s call when he stumbled on something. He found that it was a human bone protruding from the ground. Sappani immediately alerted the Vaithalai police, who rushed to the spot and exhumed the body. When the remains were retrieved, Sappani was shocked to find the clothes worn by his daughter Ranjitha on the day she went missing lying beside the skeleton. The police, in the presence of Superintendent of Police (incharge) E S Uma, Musiri RDO and Tahsildar, recovered the other items that were buried, including a college identity card, books, bags and footwear. Sappani identified the items as that of his daughter. Sources said Ranjitha, a second year B Com student at Chidambarampillai Women’s College in Manachanallur, went missing on February 23, last year. She had gone to college and did not return home. MORE: P3 ROYALS ARE HERE Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur greet Japan Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko upon their arrival in New Delhi on Saturday. Akihito had last visited India as a crown prince in 1960 | AFP New Delhi: The analysis can put any seasoned psephologist to shame. Every constituency, every candidate in the fray for the December 4 Delhi Assembly elections have been studied, graded and tagged with a price. The verdict? No matter what the opinion polls scream about voters swinging between electing the BJP and the Aam Admi Party (AAP), the money is on the Congress winning a fourth term. Cautious after the IPL fiasco, bookies operating from the heart of the capital are not using cellphones or the Internet. Rather, they are relying on reams of data post has become untenable”. He added: “How can he chair a human rights commission when he’s facing an inquiry for violation of a young woman’s rights, trust and dignity. What has made this really shocking is that he was a judge and this girl, who was yet to graduate as a law degree holder, was interning under him. The violation is on multiple levels — most importantly by a so-called esteemed person engaged with law.” It was a reiteration of what another TMC leader Kalyan Banerjee earlier said, demanding the ouster of the former judge’s post-retirement perch. The option for Ganguly seemed be narrowing with political parties stepping up pressure. US Lifting of Curbs on Iran Oil Stays Washington: The United States has exempted India, China and some other countries for another six months from tough financial sanctions targeting Iranian oil sales since they have continued to cut their dependence on Iranian oil. “I am pleased to announce that, based on additional significant reductions in the volume of their purchases of Iranian crude oil, China, India, the Republic of Korea, Turkey and Taiwan have again qualified for an exception to sanctions...(under) the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012,” US Secretary of State John Kerry had said in a statement on Friday. These additional reduc- ‘WON’T DISMANTLE N-FACILITIES’ Iran will not dismantle its nuclear facilities, President Hassan Rouhani said in an interview with The Financial Times after a deal with world powers. Asked if dismantling its atomic facilities was a “red line” for the Islamic republic, he said: “100 per cent”. P10 tions were determined based on an analysis of these economies’ purchasing activity over the previous six months, Kerry had said. These countries would be allowed to keep purchasing reduced amounts of Iranian crude oil for the next 180 days without any penalties. PTI Navy Chief Joshi Goes to Sri Lanka on Secret Visit by N C Bipindra New Delhi: India’s diplomatic ties with Sri Lanka may face rough weather due to pressure from political groups in Tamil Nadu, but its defence ties would continue as usual through joint training, sharing of warfare expertise and military exchanges. Defence Ministry sources say “political diplomacy with Sri Lanka may go through its pulls and pressures from political parties in Tamil Nadu, but military ties would not get tied down by such considerations” and would go on as usual. “Political issues won’t affect military ties. Defence diplomacy would not get tied down by political protests. There is a security consideration involved in defence ties with Colombo. Sri Lanka is a very important nation in the maritime domain in the Indian Ocean Region matrix,” a senior Defence Ministry official said. There was also a clear signal in this regard in the form of Navy chief Admiral D K Joshi’s five-day visit there this week, where he met the Lankan political and military top brass to share critical inputs on military matters concerning the Indian Ocean region. The Navy chief’s visit, though, was down played by the Indian defence establishment, whose members refused to talk about it. MORE: P7 You Bet They Know Who Will Win Delhi Elections by Yatish Yadav C M Y K collected by foot soldiers who have gone from area to area to gauge the public mood and help firm up the odds. It has been painstaking work, collating the data and analysing the chances of each party. But then the stakes are high with over `250 crore riding on the results. The odds for Delhi election as decided by the eight or nine big daddies of betting are based on parameters like relative strength of political parties, previous records of candidates, winnability factor, anti-incumbency and the mood at rallies. Now, the odds are as low as `2 for every `1 invested on the Congress, `2.30 per rupee for BJP and as much as `3.75 per rupee for AAP. Explaining how it works, a bookie said the lowest returns promised meant the party was a clear favourite and likely to win the election. For example, punters placing `1 lakh on Congress will get `2 lakh if the party wins but if they place the same amount on AAP, they stand to gain `3.75 lakh. C M Y K
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