KOZHIKODE 30 MAY 2014 FRIDAY `6 PAGES 20 LATE CITY EDITION CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BANGALORE ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELGAUM ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIMOGA ■ TIRUCHY ■ www.newindianexpress.com Financial Aid for the Blade Maﬁa Victims on Cards ASK PRAB HU Post your questions on website www.newindianexpress.com and Prabhu will answer them Express News Service R A DA R Govt, SFCs Reach Fee Pact T’Puram: The government has reached an agreement with the management representatives of self-financing engineering colleges in the state on admission and fee structure for the upcoming academic year. P4 CBSE Nod for Revaluation New Delhi: The CBSE has from this year brought in a provision for ‘revaluation’ of answer scripts. Only candidates applying for verification of marks will be eligible to seek revaluation in the identified subject, a statement said. P7 Modi Quits Vadodara Seat New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday quit his Vadodara Lok Sabha seat, choosing to retain Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, where the BJP recorded a landslide victory bagging 71 of the 80 seats in the recent elections. P9 Judge Me by Work: Smriti New Delhi: Unfazed by the controversy over her educational qualifications, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday preferred to concentrate on her work in the ministry and made an appeal to judge her by the work she does. P9 PM's Life in Guj Syllabus Gandhinagar: Primary school students in Gujarat will learn “leadership” lessons from the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, since the state government has decided to include it in the syllabus from next year. Sisi Sweeps Egypt Polls Cairo: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the ex-army chief who toppled Egypt’s elected Islamist President, on Thursday won a landslide victory in the presidential polls. P11 ‘Total War’ on Boko Haram Abuja: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday vowed “total war against terrorism” following last month’s mass abduction of schoolgirls by Boko Haram Islamists. MARKETS Indices Sensex: Nifty: 24,234.15 7,235.65 Bullion Gold Std (1 gm): 2,585 Silver (1 gm): 43 Currency Rate 58.92 Euro: 80.36 UAE Dirham: 16.04 Saudi Riyal: 15.71 EXPRESS POLL OF THE DAY Do you find the controversy surrounding Smriti Irani’s educational qualifications bogus? NO 26% TODAY’S QUESTION: Is Li Keqiang calling up Narendra Modi a sign of thaw in Sino-Indian ties? SMS TO 54646 www.newindianexpress.com 20 PAGES, INCLUDING 4 PAGES OF CITY EXPRESS Though the South West Monsoon is scheduled to set in on Kerala on June 5, heavy rains were witnessed in Palakkad district. A view of the clouds moving over the Siruvani hills on Thursday | RATHEESH SUNDARAM Modi Rolls out Governance Model with Results in 100 Days Ministers told to work to build conﬁdence in bureaucracy; they will also have to ensure better “inter-ministerial coordination” and to put in place a people-oriented govt machinery Express News Service New Delhi: With the swearingin and the other mini celebrations around taking charge of ministries over, business-like Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid down guidelines for his ministerial colleagues for speedy delivery of programmes, innovative ideas and time-bound implementation of infrastructure projects, in short an efficient governance model that should show tangible results within 100 days. “The Prime Minister wants all ministers to have their own time-table on the priorities for the first 100 days,’’ Venkaiah Naidu in his capacity as Parliamentary Affairs Minister said, following the second Cabinet meeting. Modi emphasised that the “most important” aspect that needs sustained focus was efficient governance, delivery and implementation of schemes and programmes, Naidu said, while briefing the media on the meeting. On Modi’s thrust on giving priority to issues raised by the States, Naidu said this was in keeping with the “true spirit of federalism”. He explained that since Modi, as Chief Minister of Gujarat, had Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes a round in the PMO on Thursday | PTI worked in a state, he understands the importance of federal structure and gave instructions for maintaining certain standards in this respect. All this was part of the 10-point governance road map the new Prime Minister unveiled for ministerial colleagues, to be rolled out within the next 100 days. The ministers were also asked to work in a manner that helps build confidence in bureaucracy “so they do not work under fear of consequence”. The ministers will also have to ensure better “inter-ministe- rial coordination” and to put in place people-oriented government machinery that can fulfill the overwhelming mandate. Among the directives given by Modi, top priority was accorded to addressing concerns related to the economy still lurching out of low, infrastructure and investment reforms, implementation of policies in a time-bound manner, in addition to stability and sustainability in government policy-making. To drive home the point, Modi is likely to address the nation, possibly after the brief Parlia- ment session that would be convened from June 4 to 11 during which President Pranab Mukherjee will address the joint sitting outlining the government’s agenda. While focusing on the 100day schedule, the government will take forward on priority basis the issues pending from the previous dispensation. He asked the Cabinet ministers to take Ministers of State along and give them “proper” work so that they feel involved. Replying to a specific question, the Minister said issues like price rise, agriculture and women’s security will naturally be a priority as these are the focus areas of the BJP-led government. On the issue of giving work to Ministers of State, Naidu said Modi wants them to be taken along in proper spirit because “a new team” is to be built. “The spirit of the message has been understood by all the ministers. But an MoS is an MoS. Try to understand. A Cabinet Minister is responsible. They have to segregate work…He cannot give total decision-making to an MoS. But certain work has to be given to the MoS so that they have satisfaction of having some role,” Naidu added. US$: SOURCE: BSE, NSE, RBI WEBSITES YES 74% MONSOON NEARING Train Crushes Woman Pushed by TTE by Kiran Tare Mumbai: A woman passenger was killed on Thursday morning after a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) allegedly pushed her off a moving train at Jalgaon railway station. The police have arrested the TTE. However, the CCTV footage released by the Railways later showed that the TTE had extended his hand towards the woman in an attempt to save her from falling on the tracks. The TTE has been identified as Sampat Salunkhe, a Mumbai resident. A former wrestler, he was awarded with Shiv Chhatrapati Krida Puraskar, the highest award for a sportsperson in Maharashtra in 1984. According to a complaint filed by the deceased’s nephew, Rahul Purohit, with the Government Railway Police (GRP), the woman Ujjwala Pandya, 32, had bought general compartment tickets for herself and her daughter Palak, 10, to go to Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh. Purohit asked Salunkhe whether any berth was available in the AC coach. When Salunkhe replied yes, Purohit first got Palak to board the train and kept the luggage inside. When Ujjwala was about to board the train started moving. In his complaint, Purohit alleged that Salunkhe was drunk. He did not allow Ujjwala to board and pushed her. She was cut into pieces by the moving train. The co-passengers stopped the train by pulling the emergency chain. On seeing a mob of around 200 people rushing towards him Salunkhe took shelter in the pantry car. The Railway Protection Force handed over him to GRP. The mob attacked Salunkhe. ‘ utomobile Graveyard’ on Highway Sounds Alarm A by Santhosh Christy Kuttippuram: Call it a graveyard of automobiles. For the 2-km stretch from Kuttippuram Rail overbridge towards Kozhikode is packed with around 1,000 junked vehicles lying unused on either side of the State Highway 66 here. Vehicles confiscated by the police since 2007 have been dumped here with a majority of them involved in sand smuggling. As and when the Kut- tipuram police station compound gets crowded with the seized vehicles, the police shift the excess ones to the plots of private parties and the roadside, posing danger for drivers and pedestrians. The risk of accidents in the area is high with some students of GHSS, Kuttippuram, recently getting trapped between a confiscated vehicle and a moving private bus. The school authorities had approached the police The pile of vehicles on the sides of SH 66 at Kuttippuram | EXPRESS and the Motor Vehicles Department regarding the issue but they were not offered any permanent solution. “They deployed policemen for a few days during school hours. It could have been better had they removed the vehicles,” said school headmistress Sreekala. Worse, the piledup vehicles are a haven for antisocial activities, besides increasing incidents of theft of vehicle spare parts. MORE: P4 T’Puram: The state government is considering a financial assistance scheme of up to `1 lakh for blade mafia victims, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said here on Thursday. A sub-committee of the State-level Banking Committee (SLBC) assigned by the state government had mooted a proposal to provide bank loans for blade mafia victims up to `50,000, without any security. The repayment term suggested is five years with base interest rate. The government will press the banks to enhance the maximum limit of the loan to `1 lakh, Ramesh said. The loan will be sanctioned for those under distress from blade mafia. The purpose for which the applicant borrowed the money would also be a criteria. The applicant will have to submit a declaration on the purpose for which PROMPT LOANEES TO BE REWARDED T’Puram: The state government has plans to offer interest-free loans to those who do not default on repayment, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. P5 he borrowed the money and it has to be certified by the secretary of local self-government body concerned. The loan sanctioned as per the scheme will be credited directly to the person to whom the applicant owes money - either by way of demand draft or as account remittance. High Interest Ramesh said there were complaints against state-run Kerala State Financial Enterprises on charging exorbitant interest rates. The matter will be taken up with KSFE, he said. MORE: P6 ‘Joker’ Barb: KPCC Suspends Mustafa Express News Service T’Puram: Senior Congress leader and former minister T H Mustafa has been suspended from the party, after the KPCC executive meet held here on Thursday unanimously expressed deep displeasure over his remarks against AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi, whom he described as a ‘joker’ the other day. Announcing the decision at a post-KPCC executive meet briefing, KPCC president V M Sudheeran said the statement of Mustafa, who is an experienced leader, has crossed all limits. “It is the term which he used against Rahul Gandhi which matters, which should not be used against anyone. It is not at all fair to put all blame upon one or two persons for the poll debacle, when the leadership of the Congress party and the former government have al- ready owned up all responsibility for it. It is not correct to gloat over victories and indulge in a blame game when there is a setback,” Sudheeran said. Mustafa has been placed under suspension pending a detailed inquiry. Mustafa had come down heavily on Rahul Gandhi and his brigade the other day, holding him as culprit number one for the Congress poll debacle. Meanwhile, an unperturbed T H Mustafa said that he welcomed the decision of the party to suspend him, and stated that he had only spoken about the existing reality. MORE: P6
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