CHENNAI WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30, 2019 `5.00 PAGES 24 LATE CITY EDITION STAR PLAYER BANNED BY ICC, BANGLA SAY YES TO D/N TEST Despite suspension of captain Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh board accepts BCCI’s proposal for historic match under lights EDEN GARDENS SET TO WITNESS HISTORY IPL LINK TO BAN ON TEST CAPTAIN It will be a first-ever day-night Test played by India and Bangladesh. All other Test-playing nations barring new entrants Afghanistan and Ireland have taken part in at least one Test held under floodlights and played with a pink ball instead of the traditional red one. The match will be played at Kolkata’s iconic Eden Gardens from November 22 to 26 ■ ■ ■ The ICC said one of the charges against Shakib was not reporting an approach during IPL 2018 when he was playing for Hyderabad Shakib’s absence weakens the Bangladesh team further, after opener Tamim Iqbal withdrew from the series due to injury Only the second of the two Tests will be a day-night affair 11 NUMBER OF DAY-NIGHT TESTS PLAYED SO FAR 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 Tamil Nadu bids adieu to Sujith European MPs get chilling J AYA K U M A R M A D A L A @ Tiruchy Sujith’s mother Kalamary faints when his mortal remains are brought to the cemetery | EXPRESS NO sedative was strong enough for Kalamary to find peace in sleep. She resisted the effect of sleeping pills and woke up on Tuesday morning to find out her biggest fear had come true. Sujith, her son who had been stuck inside a borewell pit for over four days, did not make it back alive. She shot out of her house wailing, as fast as her legs would carry her. By then, Sujith’s mortal remains, whatever could be recovered, had been sent to the Manapparai government hospital. Sujith’s death was announced at 2.15am, Tuesday. By then, the loud growl of rig machines being used to drill access pits gave way to an even deafening silence. Sujith’s body was brought to the ambulance packed in blue polythene. “I have been waiting here for the past two days to see him being brought out,” CM condoles death, announces `10 lakh Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami paid homage to Sujith at his residence and announced a solatium of `10 lakh to the family. In addition, `10 lakh would be given by the AIADMK says H Vinoth, who has come all the way from Salem. “At least his body should have been recovered. It’s very disheartening to know it had decomposed and dismembered.” Hundreds gathered at the Fathima Puthur cemeterylater in the morning, to bid adieu to Sujith. Kalamary, who had been brought there by then, broke down again. As the policemen formed a human chain to keep the crowd away Sujith’s aunt Julia , was heard saying: “Our child is a martyr. I hope he is the last child to die in a borewell. I hope Sujith’s story creates awareness among people.” FULL COVERAGE: P3 One more toddler falls into septic tank pit, dies N I R U PA S A M PAT H @ Cuddalore BARELY hours after Sujith’s body was recovered from a borewell pit, another toddler was found dead in yet another pit left unguarded, this time at a construction site. According to the police, Priya, a resident of Villupuram, came to her mater nal home in Bandarakottai village near Panruti on Saturday, along PM hard-sells India’s huge infra spend EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE with her two-year-old daughter Pavalavalli. Priya’s father was unwell, and had been admitted to the Cuddalore GH. On Tuesday, Pavalavalli and her cousins were left under the supervision of a neighbour, and the family went to the hospital to attend to the ailing man. Priya returned at 6.45 pm to find her BJP firm, says rotational CM definitely not on the Maha table M A N I S H A N A N D @ New Delhi PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought to hard-sell India to global investors. Talking at the Future Investment Initiative in Saudi Arabia, he said India is going to be the most happening place to do business, as the country plans to invest $100 billion in refining, pipelines and gas terminals by 2024. The PM said India would soon see double-digit growth in infrastructure. This, coupled with the fact that Asia as a whole would get $700 billion investment, would give a forward push to businesses in the region. “India is investing in energy to meet the requirements for its fast-growing economy and skilling some 400 million people to meet the requirement for trained manpower,” he said. The PM urged businesses to take advantage of India’s robust startup ecosystem, which offers the highest returns to P13 investors, globally . WITH the Shiv Sena continuing to play hardball, BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday put off his planned visit to Mumbai and asked Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to firmly reject the ally’s demand for rotational chief ministership. For the Maharashtra BJP unit, it’s deja vu as the Sena had resorted to similar tactics after the 2014 state poll verdict. “This is a quarrel within the larger ideological family Both . parties know their limits. Make no mistake, in the end One more child dies of dengue in Vellore Vellore: Dengue has claimed its fourth victim in the district. On Tuesday, four-year-old S Anusha succumbed to the fever at the Vellore government hospital. She had been suffering from high fever for over five days | P5 Justice Bobde to take oath as CJI on Nov 18 New Delhi: Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde was on Tuesday appointed the 47th Chief Justice of India, the Law Ministry said. He will take oath on November 18, a day after incumbent Ranjan Gogoi demits office | P9 their neighbour’s supervision. After a point, the neighbour left them alone, asking them to take care of each other. It looks like Pavalavalli slipped out of the house without anyone’s knowledge and, by mistake, fell in the pit,” said a police officer. Pudupettai police have filed a case and have sent the body to Panruti Government Hospital for autopsy . MIND GAMES @ New Delhi EXPRESS READ daughter missing. After searching for a while, she found Pavalavalli dead inside a pit at a nearby construction site. The pit was reportedly dug out to construct a septic tank. It was filled with rainwater and had no protection around it. “The children were left behind in their house, under we will have a BJP-Sena government. The BJP has enough elbow room to accommodate the legitimate aspirations of Shiv Sena,” said a senior BJP functionary . But the top BJP leadership remained firm that the post of the chief minister is non-negotiable. “The 2024 general elections in the state will be held under a BJP chief minister in Maharashtra, which accounts for 48 Lok Sabha seats. That is the mandate,” said another functionary . BJP strategists hope the delay would “tire out” the Sena P9 leadership. Banking on Independent lawmakers The BJP is counting on the support of about 15 Independents to take the party’s strength to 120, a tad closer to their 2014 tally of 122, with the halfway mark at 144. That would hopefully make the Thackerays fall finally in line, they reckon terror message on Day 1 Five labourers hailing from West Bengal shot dead in Kulgam dist F AYA Z W A N I @ Srinagar A visiting delegation of parliamentarians from the European Union got a chilling message from terrorists as the latter shot dead five migrant labourers in Kulgam district of South Kashmir. Another labourer was critically injured. All six hailed from Murshidabad district in West Bengal, the police said. The labourers were at home when the terrorists barged in around 8 pm and opened fire. The victims were identified as Mursaleen, Qamar-u-din, Rafiq, Nizam-udTwo to three Din and Rafiq Sheikh. militants barged This was the seventh terror into the rented attack on non-locals, including accommodation truck drivers, traders and la- of the migrants bourers, ever since the reading and fired on six down of Article 370 and bifurca- labourers hailing tion of J&K on August 5. It was from West also an indication of how the Bengal from situation could quickly worsen close range when full normalcy is restored Police officer in the Valley . On October 28, militants shot dead a truck driver in Reasi, which is in Bijbehara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. On October 23, militants shot dead two non-local truck drivers and injured another in an attack on fruit laden trucks in Shopian district. Earlier, on October 16, a fruit trader from Punjab and a labourer from Chhattisgarh were shot dead by terrorists in south Kashmir. Delegation gets to hear Valley residents’ plight E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ New Delhi / Srinagar THE 26-member EU delegation visiting Kashmir on Tuesday met 15 groups of people, including a business delegation which told them about the huge losses they had suffered, a three-member women’s team which wanted better job opportunities, and group of young men who gave them a grim rundown of the ground situation. The meetings took place amid a shutdown and stone throwing in different parts of Kashmir. Notably not a single prominent face from the , trading community or civil society members met the visiting EU delegation. A youth, who was part of a delegation of young men, said they apprised the EU members of the ground reality in the Valley He said the . delegates were told that Article 370’s reading down is totally unlawful and unconstitutional. Chris Davies, an MP of the United Kingdom’s Liberal Democrats Party, opted out of the visit saying he was “not prepared to take part in a PR stunt” for the Indian government. The visit also coincided with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressing concern over the Kashmir situation while urging Indian authorities to fully restore their huCONTINUED ON: P7 man rights.
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