PLUS 12 PAGES MAGAZINE MADURAI SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 01, 2019 `7.00 PAGES 28 LATE CITY EDITION BAAHUBALI EYES THE NORTH ‘FEEL A BIT OUTDATED’ FOOD SECRET LAID BARE After Baahubali’s stupendous success, superstar Prabhas has now entered Bollywood with Saaho. He talks about his attempts to overcome shyness for the sake of on-screen romance and more Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty on how he feels about working in a film industry that has evolved over the past decade The esoteric cuisine of the Sheherwali Jain community, which migrated to Bengal in the 1700s, is being revived by a fine dining restaurant in Kolkata PARENTING IS NO CHILD’S PLAY COVER STORY GenX parents are experiencing an identity crisis, confused about the boundaries of authority and gratification. Their influence over children is diminishing as they try too hard to persuade and please. A look at the essentials of parenting EXCLUSIVE VOICES T J S George Shankkar Aiyar ■ Bina Gupta ■ ■ 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 CITIZENS NO MORE? 19 lakh out of final Assam NRC Most parties including BJP & Cong unhappy with list, say many genuine Indians excluded P R A S A N TA M A Z U M D A R @ Guwahati Names of many Indian citizens who migrated from B’desh as refugees prior to 1971 have not been included as authorities refused to accept refugee certificates. Many names got included because of manipulation of legacy data Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP leader & Assam fin min I am not happy with the way the NRC has been published with names of genuine Indian citizens left out and foreigners included Tarun Gogoi, 3-time fmr Assam CM & Cong leader What next for those not in list? The Central and state governments reiterated that those not in the NRC will not be declared foreigners. Officials said that 300 foreigners tribunals will be operational where those excluded from the NRC can appeal within 120 days. Not a single incident of violence was reported, MHA said. AFTER a six-year-long mammoth exercise that cost `1,200 crore and entailed the examinations of 60 crore documents submitted by applicants, a whopping 19.06 lakh people have been excluded from the updated National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. While more than 3.11 crore of the over 3.3 crore applicants have now been included in the list, most political parties, including the ruling BJP and Congress, and organisations were livid with the “limited” number of exclusions. Assam BJP chief Ranjit Kumar Das said, “We do not trust this NRC. We are not happy We appeal to the . Centre and state governments to prepare a nationwide NRC.” Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, regarded as the architect of the BJP’s rise in the Northeast, was also not happy with the list and said, “As requested by Central and state govts at least 20% reverification (border districts) and 10% (other districts) should be allowed by Supreme Court for a fair NRC.” The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), which was born out of the anti-immigrants’ agitation and is an ally of the BJP said the number of ex, S U M I S U K A N YA D U T TA @ New Delhi People check the final list for their names Saturday at an NRC centre in Morigaon, Assam | PTI clusions was “ridiculously small”. “We all in Assam hoped for an error-free NRC but it appears that the existence of the Assamese will be further threatened from now on,” AGP president Atul Bora said. Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, a Congressman, said illegal immigrants have been included in the list. He said several Central and state leaders had earlier asserted in Parliament that the number of illegal immigrants in Assam was anything from 30 lakh to 50 lakh. The All Assam Students’ Union, which has spearheaded protests against illegal immigrants, said it would file an appeal in the Supreme Court asking it to remove all the faults and discrepancies in the NRC list. AIUDF, which draws its support mostly from minorities, however, had no problem with the figures. “The issue persisted for 40 years as no government tried to solve it. We thank the Supreme Court for its order to update the NRC,” AIUDF spokesman Aminul Islam said. Errors galore, families ripped apart P R A S A N TA M A Z U M D A R @ Guwahati TWO sisters who submitted the same document to the authorities of NRC to get their names included have been treated differently: one has been included, but the other is excluded. This is not an isolated case. There are reports of hundreds of cases where some members of a family were included, but the others were not. Mukul Bose and her sister Shefali Baidya had submitted the land document of their father. Shefali made it to the list, but Mukul did not. The sisters were born at Bamunpara in Jalpaiguri Road of Bengal. They came to Assam following their marriage. Mukul was married in Guwahati and Shefali in Lower Assam’s Bongaigaon. MULLAIPERIYAR Now, TN & Kerala argue over drones E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Theni/Kochi Kerala state government has sought an explanation from Tamil Nadu Public Works Department (PWD) officials for flying a drone in a restricted area to videograph a water release function at Periyar Reservoir in Thekkady on Thursday Deputy Chief Minister O . Panneerselvam presided over the event. On Thursday, Panneerselvam had released Mullaiperiyar water from the head sluice in Thekkady A drone, fitted . with a camera, was used to videograph the programme. Following this, Periyar Tiger Reserve Deputy Director Shilpa V KuIN A mar, in a communication to Tamil NUTSHELL Nadu PWD (Mullaiperiyar-Vaigai water irrigation), pointed out the TN officials say ban on use of drones at the Periyar there was no Tiger Reserve. She sought an explaviolation in nation from the officials for operatflying of the ing the drone in a restricted area of drone but the National Tiger park. Kerala says TN A senior PWD official said the should have drone had been used to videograph sought prior the government function for secupermission rity reasons. “We will respond to the communication from Kerala forest department. There is no violation,” the official said. Range officer of Thekkady (Periyar Tiger Reserve) BR Anuraj, however, said that as the TN officials had not sought mandatory permission from Kerala to fly a drone in the area, in which there is a drone-ban, an explanation was sought. “We were told by the Tamil Nadu authorities that it was used for security surveillance. We are yet to receive a reply to the notice,” he said. Bill against assault on doctors to be tabled in winter session of Parl Out: Mukul Bose (L) | In: Sister Shefali Baidya It’s not just the common man, the lawmakers too have suffered. Ananta Kumar Malo, the sitting South Abhayapuri MLA from opposition AIUDF, and his son were among those left out. Similarly the , daughter of Congress’s Dalgaon MLA Ilias Ali was also excluded. Former AIUDF MLA Ataur Rahman Majharbhuyan has been also excluded along with his only son and one of four daughters. “I used self legacy. If someone uses self legacy he does not need to give any , other evidence. My children used my legacy Surprisingly, my three . daughters made it to the list but my only son and one daughter were excluded,” the politician said. “This is illegal. Nowhere in the world has the law divided families like this,” an infuriated Majharbhuyan, who hails from southern Assam’s Barak Valley said. , Kargil war veteran and retired Army officer Mohammad Sanaullah, who spent a few days in detention in May this year after being declared a ‘foreigner’ by a Foreigners’ Tribunal was excluded from the updated list. His two daughters and a son were reportedly not included in the list, while his wife’s name was present. STRINGENT PROVISIONS A central legislation seeking to punish those who assault onduty doctors and other healthcare professionals is almost ready and will be tabled in Parliament in the upcoming winter session, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said. “Attacks on doctors are something that cannot be ignored. A central law is required to put a curb on this disturbing trend,” he said. The minister added that the draft Bill will soon be released for feedback from the public before being taken to the Union Cabinet. “We have already consulted some stakeholders and now the ministry is working on giving a final contour to the draft Bill,” Vardhan said. According to the draft Bill, those “grievously hurting” doctors and other healthcare professionals at clinical establishments may face imprisonment of 3-10 years and a fine between `2 lakh and `10 lakh. Healthcare professionals comprise doctors, para-medical staff, medical students, diagnostic service providers and ambulance drivers. The draft Bill proposes those commissioning violence or damaging property of a healthcare facility can be imprisoned for 6 months to 5 years and slapped penalty ranging from `50,000 to `5 lakh. The Centre had set up a 10-member in- 3-10 years jail term and `2-10 lakh fine for hurting healthcare professionals Six months to 5 years jail term plus `50,000-5 lakh fine for violence or damaging the property of a healthcare facility ter-ministerial committee after protests by doctors after assaults on a junior doctor in West Bengal in June. Officials from health, home and law ministries will assess the “pros and cons” of the central law. Sixteen states already have laws preventing violence against healthcare professional. However, these have hardly led to convictions. There is no central data on assault on doctors. A report by The Indian Medical Association shows up to 75 per cent of doctors have faced violence at work. Violence can be in the form of telephonic threats, intimidation, verbal abuse, physical but non-injurious assault, physical assault causing simple or grievous injury murder, , vandalism, and arson. Medical professionals facing violence have been known to develop psychological issues such as depression, insomnia, post-traumatic stress, fear and anxiety, leading to absenteeism, according to a report by the Indian Journal of Psychiatry in April. TEA NEXT? 7 private milk cos hike price by `4 per litre B A N B U S E LV A N @ Chennai ON Saturday, at least seven private milk companies increased their milk price by `4 a litre. With this, price of milk sold by private companies has risen by `8 to `10 a litre this year alone. These companies sell milk under the brand names of Dodla, Srinivasa, Thirumala, Heritage, Jersy, Gowardhan and Vyshnavi and cater to over 65 per cent of milk demand of tea shops and hotels in Chennai. Another major private milk company , Arokya, is yet to announce any decision on MILK hiking prices. Of ficial sources in private milk companies attribute the decision to the increase in Aavin’s milk procurement prices announced last week. These companies sell 10 to 11 lakh litres of milk out of the 27 lakh litres of milk sold in Chennai each day . Now, tea shop owners in the city are divided over whether or not to hike the prices of hot beverages. While shops with higher earnings are likely to keep the prices of tea and coffee unchanged, lest a hike affect demand, shops with lower earnings say they will hike prices by `2 soon. EXPRESS READ 5 college students held for kidnapping mate CBI starts probe on K’taka phone tapping Kartarpur corridor is on track, says Amit Shah Vellore: A gang of seven, including five colleges students, was nabbed by police on Saturday for abducting an 18-year-old boy — classmate of the college students — for a ransom of `3 crore. Police rescued the boy after an all-night operations New Delhi: The CBI has taken over investigation into alleged phone tapping of politicians, their relatives and bureaucrats during the previous CongressJD(S) government in Karnataka, officials said on Saturday. The BJP government in the state had ordered a CBI enquiry on Aug 19 New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said the Kartarpur Sahib corridor will be completed within the stipulated time. The assurance comes a day after India and Pakistan held a meeting of the technical committee at the Zero Point in Gurdaspur in Punjab on the issue
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