WARANGAL FRIDAY JANUARY 04, 2019 `6.00 PAGES 16 CITY EDITION SC REVIVES CLASS-ACTION SUIT AGAINST NESTLE OVER MAGGI The court revived the govt’s case in National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) seeking damages of `640 crore IT’S ALL ABOUT LEAD CONTENT TO BE ASSESSED BASED ON CFTRI REPORT “Why should we be eating Maggi with lead in it?” Justice Chandrachud asked senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Nestle India. Singhvi had argued that as per test reports of the CFTRI (Central Food Technological Research Institute), lead content in the noodles was well within the permissible limit ■ ■ ■ The bench said the report of CFTRI, where the samples of Maggi noodles were tested following earlier orders of the court, will form the basis for the proceedings before the NCDRC “Why should we usurp the power of NCDRC?” the court asked Nestle India welcomed the court’s order A640 cr AMOUNT THE GOVT SOUGHT IN DAMAGES IN CASE AGAINST NESTLE 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 TRUMP GOT HIS AF FACTS WRONG IN MODI JIBE? Police lathi-charging activists of the Sabarimala Karma Samiti and the BJP after violence broke out near the Govt Victoria College in Palakkad on Thursday | EXPRESS Bombs. Stabs. Street fights. Stir gets ugly Massive violence during Sabarimala hartal; 100 buses damaged; 745 arrested in Kerala EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE indulging in violence. @ T’Puram With the state witnessing widespread clashes, Opposition KERALA resembled a war zone leader Ramesh Chennithala on Thursday as the dawn-to- spoke to the Governor seeking dusk hartal called by the Saba- his urgent intervention to enrimala Karma Samithi and sup- sure law-and-order in the state. ported by the BJP in Kerala to CM Vijayan said strict action protest the entry of two young would be taken against those women into the Sabarimala who indulged in violence. Intemple in violation of customs structions have been given to turned ugly. The day saw un- extract compensation from precedented violence marked those indulging destruction of by hurling of crude bombs, public property . street fight between BJP and With streets in Palakkad, CPI(M) cadre, setting KSRTC Kozhikode, Thrissur and many buses on fire, and even parts of the state capiattacking journalists, tal burning, tension which prompted Govprevailed across the ernor P Sathasivam to state. Though traders seek an urgent report Sought from Chief in Ko zhikode and from Chief Minister Minister an urgent Thiruvananthapuram report on the Pinarayi Vijayan on tried to open shops in incidents of the fragile law-and-orthe morning defying violence and der situation in the the hartal call, the prodestruction of state. As BJP-RSS protestors opposed their private & public t e s t o r s p ro t e s t e r s move by pelting stones property went on a rampage on and threatening the P Sathasivam, Thursday, the police traders. Kerala governor hit back using brute BJP MP V Muforce with the CPI(M) raleedharan met Uncadre, too, joining in. ion Home Minister Rajnath Violence was reported from Singh seeking an NIA probe across the state. Bombs were into the entry of two young hurled at Nedumangad and women into the Sabarimala Thalassery while five BJP temple. He alleged that a major workers were stabbed at Vadan- Maoist conspiracy was behind appally near Thrissur. Shops the development. across the state were forcefully Meanwhile, the Kerala High shut down, police vehicles Court on Thursday flayed the torched, journalists attacked, police for allowing ‘Maniti’ 100 KSRTC buses damaged and women from Tamil Nadu to proseveral party offices vandal- ceed from Nilakkal to Pampa in ised. The police arrested 745 a private vehicle during the people, 628 were taken into pre- Mandalam season and orally ventive custody and 559 cases observed that it was an impruwere registered against those dent action. He’s (Modi) constantly telling me he built a library in Afghanistan. A library - that’s like five hours of what we spend... I don’t know who is using it in Afghanistan R A M A N A N D A S E N G U P TA @ New Delhi US President Donald Trump on Wednesday sneered at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, even as he sought more Indian involvement in the strifetorn country . He cited the example of Modi constantly telling him about a library India built in Afghanistan, adding “It’s like five hours of what we spend” and “I don’t know who is using it in Afghanistan.” But sources in India expressed ignorance about any major library built by India in Afghanistan. “Some small library could have Govt report reveals grim horrors in shelter homes for kids S U M I S U K A N YA D U T TA @ New Delhi A large number of children in shelter homes are often left unsupervised at night, subjected to corporal punishment for “discipline”, given sub-standard food, not provided adequate medical or legal aid, and left to languish for years without proper education or skill training. These are some of the findings of the first-ever nationwide mapping and review of over 9,589 child-care institutions that house nearly 3.8 lakh minors who are either in conflict with the law, or- phans, victims of trafficking, or abandoned by their families. Incidentally, the mapping of shelter homes was on when the Muzaffarpur case — where over 20 girls were being sexually abused over months, and probably years — came to light. The review was led by a committee headed by Ratna Anjan Jena, statistical advisor to the Women and Child Development Ministry, and was submitted to the government in September, 2018. It highlighted that more than 50% of shelter homes did not produce children before Child Wel- TS R-Day parade tableau rejected 4th year in a row D O N I TA J O S E @ Hyderabad THERE will be no tableau representing Telangana in the annual Republic Day celebrations yet again as the State’s design was disqualified by the defence committee for the fourth year in a row. This year’s Republic Day parade is themed ‘Gandhian Connect’ honouring the father of the nation on his 150th birth anniversary. I&PR Department officials who confirmed that the design had been rejected stopped short of disclosing why it did not make the cut. Andhra Pradesh, which was disqualified in the last three years, managed to get its design approved this time around. The State’s tableau is inspired by Gandhi’s footprints at Gandhi Hills in Vijayawada flanked by 7 stupas and the inscriptions of Gandhi’s words. Artists who have previously worked on the tableau with the government body say Telangana’s design could have been rejected due to a number of reasons. One of the main ones being lack of attention from authorities. Certain others alleged bias, saying most of the panel members belonged to northern States and were not receptive to the cultural diversity of the south. BC REPRESENTATION HC refuses to stay Ordinance restricting reservation in panchayat polls to 50% E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Hyderabad PAVING the way for gram panchayat elections scheduled to take place this month-end, a Division Bench of the Telangana High Court on Thursday made it clear that it would not stay the polls and refused to intervene in the issue as election notification had already been served. The Bench, however, said it would look into the validity of the Ordinance issued by the State government amending the Telangana Panchayat Raj Act, 2018. While admitting petitions challenging the Ordinance to implement an upper ceiling of 50 per cent on reservations for SCs, STs and BCs in the forthcoming Panchayat elections, the Bench comprising Chief Justice TBN Radhakrishnan and Justice A Rajasheker Reddy directed the State government to file a counter affidavit in four weeks. The Bench was dealing with petitions filed by Telangana BC been built under some development partnership, but it’s unlikely the PM mentioned that to him,” said one source. This appeared to be corroborated by Parwiz Kawa, an Afghan poet, journalist and winner of the East West Center’s “Journalist of Courage & Impact” Award. Kawa tweeted a picture of the new Afghan parliament built with Indian help and said: “This is the “library” that president @ realDonaldTrump is talking about. He has mixed the parliament building with a library in a conversation with @narendramodi. I am not sure if the right people get into this building, but I know that this building is already in use.” The building was inaugurated by Modi on December 25, 2015. Mahajana Samithi and Telangana Backward Classes Welfare Association. Senior counsel appearing for BC Mahajana Samithi KG Krishna Murthy said it was earlier decided to provide 34 per cent reservation to BCs based on information provided by the Finance and Statistics Department. Enumeration of BC population and objections should have been invited before 15 days of issuance of election notification. Under Article 243(D) of the Constitution, the State government has no obstacle in providing reservation for BCs in panchayat elections, he added. Intervening, the Bench said there was no Constitutional compulsion on the State to provide reservations, but States were allowed to provide such reservations. Continuing his arguments, the senior counsel said the government had earlier provided 34 per cent reservations as per Panchayat Raj Act, but now reduced the percentage through an Ordinance by citing the Supreme Court judgment imposing 50 per cent ceiling on reservations to SCs, STs and BCs. The apex court had later relaxed the condition of 50 per cent ceiling, and based on that the government had conducted elections in 2013 providing 34 percent reservation to BCs, he noted. fare Committees or Juvenile Justice Boards, as mandated by the Juvenile Justice Act. Further, just 7% of homes have ever been audited socially . The national average of the percentage of homes that submit children’s social investigation reports to CWCs or JJBs, as required by the law, is just 31%. Further, only 65 per cent of homes segregated children on the basis of age-groups and gender, thus compromising their privacy and safety. Just 24% of homes have a written “child protection policy”. No minor issue Of the 3,77,649 children in 9,589 shelter homes... 7,422 are in conflict with the law 2,216 469 victims of victims of trafficking child marriage 1,764 VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE OR PORNOGRAPHY 37,022,7 41,730 7,676 in need of protection and care orphans abandoned
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.
This volume has been archived. It is available to read on request only.
You are logged-in with following email:
We have sent the confirmation email
You will receive the acknowledgement with link to read this volume in your email shortly.