BANGALORE 12 JUNE 2014 THURSDAY `4.00 PAGES 22 LATE CITY EDITION CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BANGALORE ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELGAUM ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIMOGA ■ TIRUCHY ■ www.newindianexpress.com Work Alone Triumphs is Modi Govt’s Slogan R A DA R Notices to 5 Med Colleges Bangalore: Investigation by the Central Crime Branch found that private medical colleges were involved in the recently uncovered seat-blocking racket. Notices have been sent to five medical colleges in the state, including SS Institute of Medical Science, Davangere. P4 Violence in Iraq Escalates Ankara/Tikrit: Militants stormed the Turkish consulate in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday and kidnapped 48 people, a Turkish government official said. Militants also took control of the city of Tikrit and freed hundreds of prisoners. P11 Suhag Affidavit Unchanged New Delhi: The Defence Ministry will make no changes in the affidavit it submitted to the Supreme Court in the case challenging Army Chief-designate Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag’s promotion as an Army commander in June 2012. P9 Minister Stirs Controversy Mumbai: Amid outrage over the Badaun gang-rape case, Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil on Wednesday courted controversy with his remark on the issue, saying it is impossible to post a policeman in every home where these incidents take place. P7 In his maiden Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha speeches, Prime Minister says nation’s identity must change from ‘scam India’ to ‘skill India’ by Pratul Sharma New Delhi: Signalling a more inclusive approach to development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reached out to the opposition and the states to realise the grand promises made by his government. Making his debut speech in Parliament, first in the Lok Sabha and then in the Rajya Sabha, Modi tried to allay fears that the massive mandate for the government would mean a more authoritarian approach. “The Centre should not work with a big brother attitude. We should work together,” Modi said in his motion of thanks to the President’s Address. Toyota Recalls Vehicles Tokyo: Toyota on Wednesday recalled 2.27 million vehicles globally over an airbag system defect that could cause fires, dealing another blow to the world’s biggest automaker whose safety reputation has been dented recently. Exports Up 12.4 pc in May New Delhi: India’s trade deficit rose to a 10-month high of $11.23 billion in May even as exports grew by 12.4 per cent, the highest rate in six months, on improvement in the global demand. P13 MARKETS Silver 25,473.89 7,626.85 Gold Bar (1 kg): 41,740 Retail (1 gm): 44.70 2,723 2,546 59.32 80.32 US$: Euro: NO 74% MOST WC WINS 5 Brazil (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002) NUMBER OF TEAMS TO HAVE WON WC 8 Brazil, Uruguay, Germany, Spain, England, Italy, France, Argentina TODAY’S QUESTION: SMS TO 54646 www.newindianexpress.com 11 In 70 games, Argentina have received 103 yellow cards, one double yellow, nine red cards MOST GOALS IN A MATCH seconds by Hakan Sukur (Turkey) in 2002 vs South Korea MOST GOALS IN A WC 13 Just Fontaine (France) in 1958 5 Oleg Salenko (Russia) vs Cameroon in 1994 BRAZIL IS THE ONLY COUNTRY TO HAVE APPEARED IN ALL WC FINALS SINCE THE INAUGURAL IN 1930 Winners’ purse: Runners up: $35 $25 mn mn In 2010, 909 million people watched the ﬁnal WE ARE VERY CONFIDENT AND WANT THIS MOMENT TO COME. WE WANT TO ENJOY THE WORLD CUP. WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO GIVE A GOOD IMAGE Will this be Lionel Messi’s World Cup? FASTEST GOAL WORST RECORD Antonio Carbajal (Mexico 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966) & Lothar Matthaeus (Germany 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998) EXPRESS POLL OF THE DAY YES 26% As the widely-awaited football World Cup kicks off in Brazil on Friday, here’s a look at how teams have fared in past events 5 SOURCE: BSE, NSE, RBI WEBSITES Is Ghulam Nabi Azad’s claim that the government has copied the UPA agenda valid? Lok Sabha were now custodians of the hopes and aspirations of the people. “I appeal to all political leaders across the country to stop psychologically analysing rape. Can’t we keep quiet...women’s safety is of paramount importance...women need to become partners in decision-making,” he said. “The recent events at Pune, Uttar Pradesh and Manali must force us to introspect. The country will not wait — our conscience will not forgive us if we do not act,” Modi said. Modi said he understood the FOUR-WEEK EXTRAVAGANZA TO KICK OFF IN THE WEE HOURS OF FRIDAY WITH HOSTS FACING CROATIA; EXPECT HIGH-VOLTAGE ACTION WITH NEYMAR, MESSI, OTHER TOP STARS IN FRAY PLAYERS IN MOST FINALS Exchange 24 ct (1 gm): 22 ct (1 gm): Referring to Mallikarjun Kharge’s Mahabharata jibe, Narendra Modi said in the epic, Duryodhana had been asked if he knew about religion. He had replied that though he knew about it, following it was not in his DNA. The same is true for the Congress, Modi said. While they knew about all policies, implementing them is not in their DNA, he said. Taking a swipe, at Capt Amarinder Singh, Modi said the leader talked about presenting old wine in a new bottle. “It is natural for him to remember liquor,” Modi said, without naming Singh. A Leg-up for Brazil New Delhi: The National Investigating Agency is likely to take over a case from the Tamil Nadu Police to probe a terror plot allegedly being hatched to target the US and Israeli consulates in South India, official sources said. P9 Sensex: Nifty: NAMO TAKES DIG AT KHARGE, AMARINDER — DANI ALVEZ, Brazil defender RECORD SCORER 15 Ronaldo (Brazil) DEBUT TEAM: BOSNIA MATCH LIVE AT 1.30AM ON SONY SIX PRE-MATCH SHOW FROM 12.30AM Rio de Janeiro: The wait will be over soon. After fretting over a host of issues like a strike by Metro workers, outbreak of dengue, running against time to complete construction work, Brazil is ready for the 20th FIFA World Cup. The four-week feast of football in the sport’s spiritual homeland gets underway in Sao Paulo, where Brazil will face Croatia at 1.30 am IST on Friday. The start is an acid test for the organisers. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff acknowledged that organising the cup was tough, but insisted that the 12 stadiums were ready and told foreign fans Brazil would welcome them with “open arms” like Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue. The 12 stadiums were due to be ready by the end of December. Six missed the initial deadline. Only this week, workers were seen wiping seats, checking beams and installing wiring, days before the opener, which will be attended by 12 heads of states and assorted VIPs. Chasing a record sixth title, Brazil will look to striker Neymar — player of the tournament at the Confederations Cup last year — to provide the attacking flair. If he shines, the tournament may become a duel between him and Argentina’s Lionel Messi. AFP FULL COVERAGE: P14, P15 Police Complaints Authority: Zero Action Since Inception Maulvi Held for Sexual Assault on Minor Girl by Ramu Patil Express News Service Bangalore: The Police Complaints Authority, formed in September last year following a Supreme Court directive, has not acted against any police official in the state so far. Reason: Complaints filed till now do not come under its purview, and its regional authorities are not fully functional. The authority, headed by former High Court judge M P Chinnappa, has received 171 complaints. “From September to December 2013, we received 106 complaints, and this year we have received 65,” Justice Chinnappa told Express. “We have forwarded them to the appropriate authorities.” Sources privy to the func- “concerns” of most speakers in both the Houses who had questioned how the great vision outlined in the President’s Address would be fulfilled. “The Gujarat model was a success, as each district in the state had separate model of development. This is how we worked. There is so much diversity in the country that a single approach will not work,” Modi said. He gave the example of Sikkim, which is on the way to becoming the first organic state in the country. He also spoke about schemes he had adopted from Kerala and Nagaland while he was the chief minister. While the President’s Ad- dress focussed on big-ticket announcements, Modi devoted significant parts of his speech to helping the poor: “The government is for the poor.” Modi went on to give new slogans for his government. Referring to India’s demographic dividend, he said it only underlined the need for skill development. That should be accompanied by a spirit of Shram-eva Jayate — giving dignity to labour. Our identity in the world must change from “scam-India” to “skill India.” Talking about Muslims, he said they had not been able to reap the benefits of development. “We will initiate schemes to enhance their skills,” he declared. RELATED REPORTS: P9 AS GOOD AS IT GETS: WORLD CUP No Hurdle to Mekedatu SHOW BACK AT ULTIMATE SHRINE Reservoir: Legal Team NIA to Take Over Probe Indices “We are talking about cooperative federalism,” Modi said, even as he reached out to two key states, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, that had voted for regional parties. “The Tamil Nadu government had written 40 letters to the Centre but not a single letter was acknowledged. We need to change this attitude,” he said. Earlier, he had a word of praise for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, saying she was trying to help her state after 35-years of misrule. Dressed in his trademark offwhite half-sleeved ‘Modi Kurta’, the 63-year-old adopted the conciliatory tone of a statesman. He said members of the NO WORK FOR OVER NINE MONTHS SINCE SEPTEMBER 2013, THE POLICE COMPLAINTS AUTHORITY HAS RECEIVED 171 COMPLAINTS. IT HAS NOT ACTED AGAINST A SINGLE OFFICER BECAUSE ■ Complaints ﬁled so far name cops below SP rank. The state authority can only look at complaints against ofﬁcers above this rank tioning of the authority told Express it had sent the complaints to superintendents of police and police commissioners. “They will look into them as they were doing earlier,” a source said. The authority has the powers to look into complaints against officers of the rank of SP and above. All complaints received so far are against officials below that rank, and regional authorities, not fully functional, have to deal ■ Regional committees, which can look at such complaints, are not fully functional with them, said an official. The state government has formed the regional authorities, headed by regional commissioners, and with SPs as secretaries, but they remain inactive since members have yet to be appointed. “To make the authority more effective, the government should empower it to deal with complaints against any official, irrespective of rank. If that is done, it can even do away with regional committees,” said an official. MORE: P5 Mandya: A 14-year-old girl is in hospital with excruciating pain in her private parts following a sexual assault by a cleric. Maulvi Syed Wazir of Ramanagaram was arrested on Wednesday, when the crime came to light. He allegedly thrust an iron rod into the girl’s private parts. Doctors are treating the girl at an ICU in Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital (MIMS). The minor recognised Syed Wazir when the Ramanagaram police took his photograph to the hospital on Wednesday morning. The victim is a 9th standard student and a resident of a village in Maddur taluk of Mandya district. For her summer holidays, she had visited her grandmother’s house in a village in Ramnagaram district. She developed high fever and her mother took her to various hospitals. When that didn’t help, she took her to many places of worship, but the fever persisted. Since the medicines had failed, the mother suspected some evil spirit was causing the illness. “We decided to take her to the dargah near the railway gate in Kothanahalli,” she said. Syed Wazir, the maulvi there, performed a ritual and gave the girl an amulet, telling the family to return after a few days. The girl’s mother, a relative and the victim made a second visit to the dargah. MORE: P5 by Rajashekara S Bangalore: Karnataka can legitimately build a reservoir at Mekedatu, legal experts representing the state in the Supreme Court told Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday. Their advice comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a delegation led by Siddaramaiah that the Centre had no intentions of forming a Cauvery water management board. Senior counsel Fali Sam Nariman and other members of the legal team, who have been in Karnataka this past week talking to officials in the Water Resources Department, met Siddaramaiah on Wednesday. Mekedatu is on the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border, about an hour’s drive from Bangalore. The proposed The Cauvery tribunal has not barred construction of reservoirs to generate power and store drinking water, Nariman tells CM reservoir can be used for hydel power generation and storing water after Tamil Nadu’s share of 190 tmc ft per year, as stipulated by the final award of the Cauvery River Water Disputes Tribunal, is released. “In the final award, there is no impediment to construction of a dam for generating hydel power. But the state cannot store water unless it gives Tamil Nadu its share,” a senior advocate on the team, headed by Nari- man, told Express. The state, however, has to follow certain legal procedures before initiating work on the reservoir. “All the tribunal says is that Karnataka should release Tamil Nadu’s quota of 190 tmc ft. Before starting the project, Karnataka has to inform the Supreme Court as well as the Central Water Commission,” he said. The state, which has four major reservoirs in the Cauvery basin — KRS, Kabini, Harangi, Hemavati — can store a maximum of 104 tmc ft. In good years, after releasing Tamil Nadu’s quota of 190 tmc ft, the state has let go of surplus water for want of storage. Nariman reportedly told Siddaramaiah Karnataka is well within its rights to store the excess water and supply it for drinking in the two states during distress.
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