AMIT BANDRE CHENNAI TUESDAY JULY 09, 2019 `5.00 PAGES 20 LATE CITY EDITION MATCHWINNERS Both sides are stacked with match-winners but Kane Williamson and Jasprit Bumrah are different gravy. They have been integral in the run up to the semis and are capable of inspiring those around them WHAT’S WORKING IN INDIA’S FAVOUR 3RD CUP JUST 2 STEPS AWAY STRONG AT THE TOP Even if there are concerns over the middle order, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been regal. While the former has made five tons, the latter has made five half-centuries in eight matches between them GOOD BOWLING India’s frontline bowlers have channelled their inner boa constrictor as well as black mamba. They have contained as well as picked wickets frequently SUN & LIGHT RAIN Because it’s Manchester, rain as usual is hovering in the air. Win toss and bat first has been mantra but rain could change strategy. There is a reserve day, however NEW ZEALAND NO PUSHOVERS BOULT FACTOR If there is swing on offer, there is no greater bowler than Trent Boult. And he has been able to extract that more times than not when facing India. Remember 18/4 and 55/8 from January 2019? ROMISSHIT Rohit Sharma doen’t like facing the Black Caps. With just 1 ton in 23 games, that much is evident. Lose him early, and they run the risk of exposing the unstable middle order All sides have beaten one another on a number of occasions throughout the last few years, so it is a really exciting opportunity for all...it starts fresh tomorrow for all Kane Williamson Look, the Indian team always carry a lot of pressure whenever we play. We are used to that to be quite honest. (...) our aim and our focus is on winning Virat Kohli ODDS India 4/11 NZ 5/2 LAST FIVE MATCHES India lead 4-1 LIVE @ 3 PM Star Sports 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 Karnataka coalition govt going, going ... MOTIVATED NARRATIVE Both independents pull out; all ministers quit; Speaker to review resignations today; Siddu calls CLP meet BJP holds legislature party meeting, decides to stage statewide protest demanding Kumaraswamy’s resignation Another independent MLAturned-minister R Shankar resigns, withdraws support to govt and heads to Mumbai Congress calls for legislature party meeting on Tuesday to assess damage Rebels shift base from Mumbai to Goa S V K R I S H N A C H A I TA N YA @ Chennai INTERNATIONAL scientists are now using data from monitors meant to detect nuclear explosions to decode the ‘complex’ Indian monsoon, which is increasingly becoming erratic. In this novel method, a scientist based in Belgium is using data from the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) monitors in Dubna area of Russia and Melbourne in Australia to predict the monsoon in Kerala. What’s interesting is that this system can predict the onset, intensity, and withdrawal of monsoon with unprecedented accuracy — about two months in advance with an error margin of about three days, compared to the Indian Meteorological Department’s warning time of 1-3 weeks. Lucrezia Terzi, who works with the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, is leading a group of scientists researching on the subject. She says that using the concentration levels of The all-party meeting on the 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) held in the city on Monday decided to uphold 69 per cent reservation. Of the 21 parties that took part in the meeting, 16 opposed the EWS quota while five parties — BJP, Congress, CPM, TMC and Puthiya Thamizhagam — supported it | P3 British Airways fined £183 mn for data theft London: The UK data regulator fined British Airways £183 mn over a data breach that hit half a million customers, its biggestever penalty. The airline was the victim of a hack in 2018 that saw customers diverted to a fake site where credit card details were harvested | P11 BATTLE ON THE ROCKS A turf war between dogs and monkeys at Kalippara on the outskirts of Neyyar forest near Thiruvananthapuram on Monday | VINCENT PULICKAL ‘Super brain yoga’ for school kids in Haryana IN a pilot project, a group of students in a school in Haryana have started performing the ancient Indian technique of thoppukaranam from Monday. A Tamil word, it refers to the practice of performing squats while holding the earlobes with the thumb and forefinger of the opposite hand, and is traditionally done in front of an idol of Lord Ganesha. Calling it “super yoga for the brain”, Haryana School Education Board Secretary Rajeev oa n: 104 To t lc Cong: 69 (Incl. Speaker) io li t JD(S): 34 al BJP: 105 BJ Ind: 2 TOTAL SEATS BSP: 1 boarded flights to Mumbai to join the other dissident MLAs. Meanwhile, the Congress has been desperately trying to stall any other possible resignations with speculation rife that at least four more are set to desert the coalition. Desperate to save the coalition, with all ministers quitting to make way for at least some disgruntled MLAs, Mon- Beryllium-7 in the atmosphere, scientists can perfect the prediction of monsoon. Beryllium-7 is a natural radionuclide, which originates high in the atmosphere. It is formed out of the interaction between cosmic radiation and air molecules, and moves to earth’s surface with the global atmospheric circulation. These radioactive isotopes are regularly detected by the radionuclide monitoring network of the International Monitoring System (IMS) commanded by the CTBTO. 224 day also saw the state being without a Cabinet. Push has come to shove for the CongressJD(S) government and it is willing to sacrifice everything to keep the coalition boat afloat. At a breakfast meeting held at Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara’s residence on Monday morning, 21 Congress ministers ‘voluntarily’ submitted their resignation let- “It has long been known that the concentration of Beryllium-7 fluctuates constantly in the atmosphere. Now we can also link the values we measure at different locations to monsoon rains,” Lucrezia told Express. “We collected IMS data of the two stations measured between 2003 and 2018 and compared our forecast model with the IMD monsoon onset dates for corresponding years and found a link.” The scientists have shared the data with Australian Ambassador in India for the beneP2 fit of Indian authorities. hospital and informed his parents. A case of unnatural WHEN 20-year-old Avinshu death has been registered. PoPatel moved from Mumbai to lice say Avi called his friend in Chennai for work three Mumbai on July 2 night, and months ago, he probably did had said that he wanted to end not know what was in store for his life. him. On July 2, Avi, as he is That friend, Ishaan Mastry known among told Express that Avi friends, was found sounded happy when dead on Neelangarai he spoke that mornbeach. A post pubing. “He sent me a lished on his Facetext around 2.30 afterbook account indinoon saying he was at cates he ended his life a mall with a friend. as the ‘society did not They had gone out for accept him for being lunch. Just two hours HELP AT gay’. later he called me and HAND “Everyone knows I told me he wanted to am a boy But the way . end his life. He was Assistance for I walk, think and talk crying,” says Mastry . those having is like a girl. People in “He told me he had suicidal India do not like taken poison, but did thoughts is that,” read the Face- available at TN not explain the reabook post. “Please do health helpline son for the drastic denot blame my family 104 and Sneha’s cision. He just hung . Help them. We are up. I tried calling him suicide poor. I love my mom, back, several times, prevention no. dad and sister. I thank 044-24640050 but there was no anthem for supporting swer. At around 9 in me. It is not my fault that I was the night, he put up that Faceborn gay .” book post, after which his Avi, who worked at a salon phone was switched off.” in the city was found dead on , Mastry says Avi never said the beach, close to where he anything before about being lived, by local people. They in- bullied or harassed. “I suspect formed the police who shifted something could have hapP2 his body to the government pened in the mall.” J AYA N T H I PA W A R @ Chennai ANCIENT PRACTICE H A R P R E E T B A J W A @ Chandigarh (If resignations are accepted) ‘Not my fault I am gay’: Youth commits suicide alleging homophobia 16 TN parties oppose EWS quota implementation Lucknow: At least 29 people were killed when a Delhi-bound UP Roadways bus from Lucknow fell into a drain on the Yamuna Expressway near Etmadpur in Agra district early Monday morning. The driver is said to have lost control of the bus since he dozed off NUMBER GAME Nuke stations help decode the monsoon EXPRESS READ 29 killed in accident as UP bus driver dozes off Total resignations: 13 House strength if resignations are accepted: 211 Halfway mark if resignations are accepted: 106 07 Independent MLA-turnedminister H Nagesh resigns from Cabinet, withdraws support to coalition and leaves for Mumbai Housethat Tot a JD(S) ministers follow suit to ensure the survival of coalition and make way for rebel MLAs KAR-NATAKA reached a climax on Monday with the coalition government effectively reduced to a minority with two independent MLAs-turnedministers—R Shankar and H Nagesh—withdrawing their support. The sinking government’s fate now depends on the Speaker’s decision on the resignations of the 13 MLAs. If the resignations are accepted, the Congress will have 69 (including the Speaker), the JD(S) 34, the BSP 1, taking the coalition numbers to 104. The BJP’s strength is 105 and its total will go up to 107 with support from two independents. First, it was Mulbagal MLA Nagesh who resigned as minister and withdrew support to the Kumaraswamy government, followed hours later by Shankar. Interestingly, this is the second time both independents have deserted the coalition. Both MLAs promptly Halfway mark in Assembly will go down if the resignations are accepted, giving BJP the edge :1 torial integrity and ignore @ New Delhi the core issue of cross-border terror. INDIA on Monday lodged a The OHCHR report restrong diplomatic protest leased on Monday is an upover a new report by the Of- date on its first report that fice of the United Nations came out in June last year. High Commissioner for Hu- India had described the first man Rights (OHCHR), report as fallacious, tendenwhich claimed it has found tious and motivated. In this “serious human rights vio- year’s report, the UN body lations and patterns of im- laid out recommendations punity in Jammu and for both countries and Kashmir”. sought an investigation into The government “all civilian killDATA rubbished the reings since July SOURCE port saying it was 2016” and also into published with a “the excessive use The UN report motivated narraof force by security relied on data tive. The report, a forces including secollected by follow up to the one JKCCS, a rights r i o u s i n j u r i e s the UN rights office group, and RTI caused by the use f i l e d l a s t ye a r, of pellet guns queries. JKCCS called on India to has sometimes immediately .” “respect the right Sharply reacting been criticised of self-determina- for exaggerating to the claims, MEA tion of the people spokesperson cases of rights of Kashmir as proRaveesh Kumar violations tected under intersaid: “The update national law”. The report seems to be a contrived efalso tore into Pakistan say- fort to create an artificial ing “there were significant parity between the world’s human rights concerns wit- largest and the most vibrant nessed” in Pakistan-occu- democracy and a country pied Kashmir. that openly practices stateIn New Delhi, the Minis- sponsored terrorism.” try of External Affairs lit The second report alleges into the UN High Commis- a whopping 160 civilian killsioner for Human Rights for ings in Kashmir in 2018 as legitimising terrorism and against the Union governsaid the assertions in the re- ment’s data of 37 civilians port are in violation of In- being killed last year — up dia’s sovereignty and terri- to December 2, 2018. EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE Congress ministers on Monday submit resignations at a breakfast meeting at Deputy CM G Parameshwara’s residence A N U S H A R A V I @ Bengaluru P+ INDIA TRASHES UN REPORT ON K-RIGHTS ISSUES CRUMBLING, BRICK BY BRICK Parshad said it would boost the memory of the students. To test this premise, the pilot project has been started in Bhiwani’s Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan School with students divided into control and experim e n t a l g r o u p s. Meenakshi Kaushik Pulastya, the school’s principal, said, “It was performed by 500 students. Their behavioural and academic performance would be monitored.” If successful, thoppukaranam would be introduced in schools across the state. A study published in the International Journal of Yoga by researchers from the S-VYASA Yoga University in Bengaluru said those who performed the practice showed increased concentration and reduced anxiety compared to those who did just squats. But the study’s sample size was small and the researchers said they had not assessed the lasting effects of the practice. TESTING THE PRACTICE SCIENTIFICALLY “The pilot project is being scientifically done under the supervision of the National Brain Research Centre in Gurugram and the Haryana Yog Parishad,” the state’s school education board secretary Rajeev Parshad told TNIE TAPAS RANJAN ters. “For the welfare of the coalition, given the current scenario, ministers have voluntarily resigned from the Cabinet and have entrusted the Congress with the responsibility of reconstituting the Cabinet. I thank the ministers sincerely for their decision and sacrificing their ministership to save the coalition,” said K C Venugopal, general secretary AICC, , even as he lashed out at the BJP for allegedly destroying democracy by destabilising all non-BJP governments across the country by either misusing central agencies to harass opposition leaders or luring others with money and power. Kumaraswamy held meetings with JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda and party leaders before meeting Congress ministers. Even as Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar is set to review the 13 resignations on Tuesday, the Congress has begun considering legal action P6 against the rebel MLAs. ASSAM NRC CISF man is now on nationality suspect list P R A S A N TA M A Z U M D A R @ Guwahati AFTER the Army’s retired honourary captain Md Sanaullah, the nationality of a head constable of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in Assam is now under question. Mamud Ali, 46, received a notice from the authorities who put him in the doubtful voter category called D voter. However, the CISF jawan, currently posted in Bankura in West Bengal, claimed his family had been living in Assam even before Independence. The National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam is being updated based on the March 24, 1971 cut-off d a t e. T h i s means those who migrated to India after that date are ille gal immigrants. A l i , w h o Mamud Ali joined the CISF in 1995, said he was in possession of several pre-1971 documents of his father Keramat Ali who died in 1997. Also, his name and that of his family figured in the draft NRC. “Recently, I got a call from a government officer who asked me to depose during a hearing, as a D voter notice was served on me. I complied on July 6,” said Ali, who hails from Kamrup (Rural) district. He said he furnished documents such as his father’s school certificates issued in 1946 besides copies of the 1951 NRC and 1966 voters’ list, both of which contained his father’s name. “If I were to meet the person who suspected my nationality I would file a defamation , suit against him. Such people should know that like any others, I have prestige and self-respect,” Ali said.
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