AFP CHENNAI TUESDAY JULY 16, 2019 `5.00 PAGES 22 LATE CITY EDITION DID UMPIRING HOWLER COST NEW ZEALAND WORLD CUP? Former umpire & member of MCC’s laws sub-committee, Simon Taufel, says England were wrongly awarded 6 runs for overthrow ICC LAW SUPPORTS TAUFEL’S ASSERTION ■ 84 ERROR IN INTERPRETATION After Martin Guptill’s throw from the deep ricocheted off Ben Stokes’ bat, it went for a boundary. Kumar Dharmasena signalled a six but the corresponding law (Law 19.8: Overthrow or wilful act of fielder) indicates that, it should have only been five runs as Stokes and partner Adil Rashid P16 hadn’t yet crossed when Guptill had released the ball ■ Speaking to an Australian daily, Taufel said: “It’s a clear mistake. The judgment error was the timing of when the fielder threw the ball. Act of overthrow starts when fielder releases ball.” According to law, Stokes and Rashid would have had to swap ends, with hosts needing four, not three, to win off two balls BEN STOKES WAS UNBEATEN ON 84 AT THE END OF THE ENGLAND INNINGS 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 Don’t threaten us by raising your finger If you have fear in your heart, what can I do? Asaduddin Owaisi, leader, AIMIM Amit Shah, home minister SWEEPING POWERS After sparks fly, LS passes NIA amendment bill EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi AFTER intense debate, the Lok Sabha on Monday passed the NIA (Amendment) Bill, giving sweeping powers to the agency to probe terrorist acts against Indians and Indian interests abroad, cyber crimes, and cases of human trafficking. The debate saw the opposition raising concerns that the NIA law might be misused to target a particular community but the government trashed the allegation saying its goal is to finish off terrorism. While sparks flew during the debate, the bill sailed through in the LS after Home Minister Amit Shah asserted that let there be division of votes as demanded by AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi, to know who is against terrorism and who is not. Division of votes saw members who were opposed to the legislation eventually supporting it. The bill was passed with 278 members supporting and Deported from UAE, 14 TN men arrested for IS links just six opposing it. The legislation seeks to broaden the NIA mandate to probe and prosecute scheduled offences, and also to create special courts. Notably, NIA officers will be able to investigate scheduled offences committed outside India. The debate witnessed heated exchanges between Owaisi and Shah when the AIMIM MP contested BJP MP Satyapal Singh’s claim that sleuths were forced to change the course of investigation during the UPA era. Reacting sharply to Owaisi’s interruption, Shah said, “We listened to you when you spoke, now you’ll have to listen to us.” Owaisi countered this, saying “Don’t threaten us by raising your finger.” Shah replied, “I’m not threatening, but if you’ve fear in your heart what can I do?” Later, the home minister said the government would finish off the scourge of terrorism irrespective of the religion of terrorP11 ists. The suspects being brought to an NIA special court in Chennai | EXPRESS E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Chennai FOURTEEN people from Tamil Nadu, arrested by the National Investigation Agency in Delhi in connection with the Easter Day Blasts in Sri Lanka, were brought to Chennai on Monday and remanded by a special NIA court. The accused were brought by a special flight under high security to the city and transported to the special court in Poonamallee. Judge , Chenthoor Pandi remanded them till July 25. NIA special public prosecutor CSS Pillai told Express that the 14 accused had been deported from UAE in two batches on July 13. The NIA had booked them on various accounts, including for being associated with a terrorist organisation. The prosecutor alleged in court that the accused were involved in mopping funds by forming two Islamic groups, both of which are alleged to have links with pro-ISIS outfits. Pillai also alleged the purpose of formation of these organisations was to establish Islamic rule in the country through violence means. Following the arrests, NIA carried out raids in various places in Chennai and Nagapattinam, including at the premises of Syed Bukhari the state president of Wahdat-e-Islami Hind, an Islamic outfit registered as a charitable organisation. Officials alleged that they also raided the residences and offices of other members of the organisation. Officials alleged that the organiP7 sation was funding the Ansarulla gang. Moon mission aborted as rocket develops snag FIXING FUEL LEAK IN THE CRYOGENIC STAGE COULD TAKE 10 DAYS; NO WORD YET ON NEXT SHOT AT LAUNCH NIRAD MUDUR & PEARL MARIA D’SOUZA @ Bengaluru/Sriharikota LEAK FOUND IN ONE OF THE GAS BOTTLES According to former ISRO chief Madhavan Nair, scientists apparently found leakage when pressurising a gas bottle. “It has to be identified where exactly it is taking place and corrective action has to be taken. That process is on now,” he said, adding a catastrophe was avoided as it was detected in time. Such glitches just before the launch are not uncommon, Nair said AS talks between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Janata Dal-U over Union cabinet formation for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second term ran into rough weather, the Bihar Police began the process of collecting data and details of all office-bearers of the RSS and its 17 subsidiary organisations in the state. In a letter issued on May 28, accessed by this newspaper, the Superintendent of Police of the Special Branch assigned this task to all his deputy superintendents of police in the districts and to report back “within a week”. The Modi 2.0 government was sworn in on May 30. “Collect all details, including names, telephone num- A technical snag was observed in the launch vehicle system at t-minus 56 minutes. As a measure of abundant precaution Chandrayaan 2 launch has been called off - ISRO Scientists give the thumbs up Tongues wag over BJP leader’s loaded tweets E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ New Delhi Several space scientists appreciated the ISRO for calling off the launch rather than hurrying into a major disaster. It is better to be safe than sorry, they concurred First Moon mission too had a leak A similar leak in Chandrayaan-1 rocket was detected two hours before launch. It was corrected quickly and the launch happened on the same day A series of tweets posted by BJP vice president Prabhat Jha in the last couple of days created a flutter, though he sought to pass them off as mere recalling of advice by seniors at a time when the party is in the midst of its massive membership drive. A few of his tweets on Sunday, including “one shouldn’t hurt someone’s self respect, it could happen with you too” and “responsibility shouldn’t mean that it’s me only left political commentators guessing. ,” And in a loaded tweet on Monday, Jha opined that what’s happening in Goa (induction of 10 Congress MLAs into the BJP) and Rajya Sabha (Opposition MPs joining the BJP) aren’t normal. While Jha claimed he meant the Opposition leaders now see better prospects in the BJP which is why they , are crossing over, he way too mature a politician to realise the tweets could be interpreted otherwise. The controversial tweets come at a time when the BJP’s general secretary (organisation) Ram Lal has been repatriated to the parent RSS and B L Santhosh appointed in his place instead. Speaking to TNIE, Jha said: “The BJP is currently undertaking a membership drive. My tweets are in that context to highlight the importance of organisation and responsibility Really? .” HDK govt to seek confidence vote on Thursday A N U S H A R A V I @ Bengaluru THE fate of the Congress-JDS coalition in Karnataka will be decided at 11 am Thursday when Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy will move the trust motion in the assembly . On Monday the BJP submit, ted a letter to the assembly secretary seeking to move a no-trust motion. But, speaker K R Ramesh Kumar decided Thursday will be the D-Day for the coalition government and suspended the business of the House till then. Meanwhile, the 15 rebel SPECIAL POLICE EYES ON SANGH IN NITISH’S BIHAR R A J E S H K U M A R T H A K U R @ Patna WHAT was billed as a spectacle for space enthusiasts turned into a dud in the wee hours of Monday as the launch of India’s second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, was halted an hour before lift-off because of a technical snag. The snag was detected in the fuel conductor of the cryogenic stage of the massive 640-tonne Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark-III M1. Nicknamed Baahubali because of its humongous lifting power, the rocket was to launch India’s first unmanned Moonlanding mission. But it was called off 56 minutes and 24 seconds before the scheduled lift-off at 2.51 am. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists were clear they did not want to take any chances, so they chose to miss the current launch window that was open from July 9 till Monday. The postponement is “indefinite”, sources explained, saying the rectification itself is likely to take about 10 days. Only after the snag is addressed will the ISRO look for a fresh launch schedule. In other words, the next window for the `978-crore Chandrayaan-2’s launch could be weeks away with one estimate suggest, ing a delay of at least 45 days. A lot is riding on GSLV Mark-III, since it is expected to be the launch vehicle for India’s first ever manned space mission, the Gaganyaan, for which Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a 2022 deadline. Three Indian astronauts will be sent to space for a week on board the Gaganyaan. If anything goes wrong with this launch (Chandrayaan-2), it would weigh heavily on the minds of the mission scientists for Gaganyaan, since astronauts will be on board,” a senior space scientist said. The snag was detected while filling liquid oxygen in the cryogenic engine stage of the rocket. Scientists then quickly drained the fuel and disP8 mantled the engine for examination. bers, professions and address- on sensitive issues. es of all office-bearers of the Other than the RSS, the SpeRSS and 17 other associated cial Branch also asked for deand supporting organizations, tails about the Vishwa Hindu treating it as most urgent and Parishad, Bajrang Dal, Hindu file the details within Jagaran Samiti, Dharm a week,” the letter Ja g aran Samanvay stated. Samiti, Hindu Rashtra Efforts to find out if Sena, Rashtriya Sevika the reports had been Samiti, Shiksha Bharti, filed by the DSP’s by M u s l i m R a s h t r i ya June first week Manch, Durga Vahini, proved futile as police Swadeshi Jagaran Nitish Kumar officials clammed up Manch, Bharatiya and threatened this Kisan Sangh, Bharatiya correspondent for “leaking” Mazdoor Sangh, Bharatiya confidential information. The Rail Sangh, ABVP, Akhil Special Branch is tasked with Bharatiya Shikshak Mahaconfidentially briefing Bihar sangh, Hindu Mahasabha, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Hindu Yuva Vahini and the P11 who is also the Home Minister, Hindu Putra Sangh. Though the Special Branch keeps track of almost everyone with general queries, this letter contains a very specific query and it could be for political purposes - Retired DGP MLAs lodged in a Mumbai hotel reiterated they would not return to Bengaluru for the trust vote. They are awaiting the Supreme Court’s verdict on their petition over the speaker not accepting their resignations. The apex court will hear their pleas on Tuesday . On Monday Kumaraswamy , put on a brave face when reporters asked him about the fate of his government. “I am confident. Why are you worried?” he said . Leaders like Ramalinga Reddy, the coalition insists, are already on board to withdraw resignation. But with numbers still not adding up in its favour, the coalition now rests at 102 including the NUMBERS GAME Nominated member can vote during vote of confidence Speaker can vote only if case there is a tie K’taka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy at the Vidhana Soudha on Monday | PTI Depending on the strength of the House on the day of trust vote, the coalition needs one vote more than the BJP to sail through Speaker and a nominated member of the Anglo-Indian community against the BJP’s , 107 including the support of two independent MLAs. Taking no chances, the parties took their respective legislators to resorts where they will spend two more days in absolute luxury . “We submitted a letter to the Secretary to begin debates on a ‘No-confidence motion’ today itself but the CM said he will move a confidence motion on Thursday and we have agreed,” said opposition leadP8 er B S Yeddyurappa. EXPRESS READ Lifer Rajagopal seeks shift to pvt hospital Dual nativity: State, MCI get HC notice Answer sheets found in SFI leader’s house BJP MLA’s daughter, husband attacked Chennai: Saravana Bhavan owner P Rajagopal, convicted in a murder case and admitted in the GH, has approached the Madras High Court for a direction to shift him to a private hospital. The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court issued a notice to the State govt and MCI on petitions challenging the rank list published for admission to MBBS courses and charges of dual nativity | P5 T’Puram: The University of Kerala on Monday ordered an inquiry after answer sheets of the varsity were recovered from the house of an expelled SFI leader accused of stabbing a student in campus | P8 Allahabad: BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra’s daughter Sakshi and her husband were attacked inside the High Court complex on Monday by some lawyers, minutes after the HC ordered protection for the couple | P9 Kid stolen from couple sleeping at Central station EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Chennai A three-year-old boy has been kidnapped from the central railway station, where he was sleeping with his parents on Sunday night. The suspect walking away with the missing child has been captured on the CCTV camera and the railway police have formed a special team to nab him. In another case, a four-yearold girl who went missing from a brick kiln in Tiruvallur on Sunday night was found dead. Both the victims were natives of Odisha, whose parents migrated to TN to work as labourers. The railway police have released video clippings of the toddler, Somnath, being carried away by a man in blue shirt and dark trousers. The man is seen going towards the Park railway station, through the Metro Rail subway . Somnath’s parents work as construction labourers in the city. They rest at the railway station in the night. The child’s mother realised he was missing around 2.30 am. In the case of the girl who went missing on Sunday, her body was found from behind the kiln chamber, from a pit about 4-5 metres deep, her P2 head buried in sand.
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