03092017-TT-01.qxd 9/2/2017 10:49 PM Page 1 123 established in 1881 vol. 2 no. 243 jammu & kashmir | sunday, september 3, 2017 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | 30 pages | ~5.00 | regd. no. chd/0006/2015-2017 /thetribunechd Landslide near Shimla, 8 vehicles buried 9 new faces in Team Modi Late fee waived for delayed Former envoy Puri, ex-IAS officer Alphons, both non-MPs, among them GST returns New Delhi, September 2 Tribune News Service A temple buried under rubble after a portion of a cliff caved in near Bhattakufer, about 10 km from Shimla, on the busy Chandigarh-Shimla National Highway, on Saturday. The landslide also buried eight vehicles, destroyed parts of three houses and disrupted traffic on the busy highway. PTI INSIDE Sunday Specials Joy in Glasgow, surprise in Hamburg, regret in Paris. The mixed bag for India shows that Indian sportspersons have raised the expectation levels. But aspirations must match the ground realities IMPRESSIONS P10 Shoot to kill? High casualty and injury figures within a few hours in Panchkula raise concerns about politics of expediency and ways to control street violence. What is at stake is how to protect lives without sacrificing preponderance of peace. The Tribune analyses the events INDEPTH P11 Today’s issue is of 30 pages, including eight-page Spectrum. New Delhi, September 2 Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight decided to induct nine new faces in his Council of Ministers, including a former ambassador, two former IAS officers and former Mumbai police top cop while attempting to draft fresh talent and balance the demands of social engineering. The expansion to the May 2014 team will take place at Rashtrapati Bhawan at 10 am tomorrow. Six Union Ministers have already submitted their resignations. This expansion/reshuffle, being seen as the last major exercise in the run-up to the 2019 General Election, comes amid reports of a downturn in the economy. Former Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri and former Kerala IAS officer KJ Alphons will be inducted under the special provision in the Constitution that allows a non-MP to be part of the executive. The onus will be on the PM’S BALANCING ACT Shiv Pratap Shukla Ashwini Choubey Virendra Kumar Gajendra Shekhawat Satya Pal Singh Anant Kumar Hegde Raj Kumar Singh Hardeep Singh Puri Alphons Kannanthanam BJP leadership to secure their place in Parliament within six months. Alphons almost became Chandigarh UT Administrator, till the SAD torpedoed the move, Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Satya Pal Singh, who was elected from Baghpat, and former Union Home Secretary Raj Kumar Singh from Bihar are among the new MPs who will be administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind tomorrow, just before the PM leaves for the twin-nation tour of China and Myanmar, MPs Shiv Pratap Shukla (UP), Anant Kumar Hegde (Karnataka), Virendra Kumar (SC from MP), Ashwani Kumar Choubey (Bihar) and Gajendra Singh Shekawat (Rajasthan) complete the line-up of new inductees amid reports that the PM could recalibrate other positions to have his government in tune with swifter delivery. “The new Ministers have been selected by the Prime Minister with a clear mandate to deliver on his vision of a New India. A vision which is built on the foundations of Development and Good Governance, and with a focus on the Garib, Shoshit, Peedit and Vanchit segments of our society’’, sources said. Meanwhile, there is no word on the fate of allies including the JD (U) making the cut . The government has waived the late fee penalty of Rs 200 per day for taxpayers who failed to file the first goods and services tax (GST) returns for July within the deadline. The taxpayers will, however, have to bear the interest on late payment of dues, the Finance Ministry said on Saturday. The move has been initiated following the recommendation of the GST Council. “Late fee for all taxpayers who could not file GSTR-3B for month of July has been waived, but not the interest on late payment of dues. Interest will be applicable to all taxpayers who have not discharged their complete GST liability for July by August 25,” the Finance Ministry said. The taxpayers had to file the GST returns for July by August 25 and those claiming transitional input tax credit by August 28. A Finance Ministry circular also said taxpayers who might have made errors in filing the first GST returns could make corrections. — TNS Dr Kafeel, Gorakhpur Protests across TN after NEET ‘warrior’ ends life deaths accused, held Tribune News Service A tale of 3 Worlds /thetribunechd Lucknow, September 2 Uttar Pradesh's Special Task Force today arrested Dr Kafeel Khan, one of the nine accused in the death of children at Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College. Dr Kafeel, an assistant professor in the Department of Paediatrics, was the nodal officer of the 100-bed encephalitis ward for children when 30 of them lost their lives between August 10-11, reportedly owing to disruption in oxygen supply. The deaths triggered nationwide outrage following which CM AdityanathYogi promised strict action as soon as the Chief Secretary's probe report was out. An FIR against Dr Kafeel, who was removed as nodal officer and suspended soon after the deaths, was lodged at the Hazratganj police station on August 24 and later transferred to Gorakhpur. Dr Kafeel is charged with not bringing the oxygen shortage to the notice of the Dr Kafeel Khan senior staff and the hospital administration as well as under Section 7 of the Indian Medical Council Act for "hiding" facts in an affidavit submitted to the Gorakhpur Chief Medical Officer and for private practice at his wife’s nursing home. The media, including the social media, had earlier projected him as a hero for procuring oxygen cylinders in his car and buying some with his own money and even breaking down when deaths began to mount. Soon there was a U-turn and he was accused of selling hospital oxygen cylinders and private practice. Sikh student stabbed to death in US Washington, September 2 August 28. The accused, Jacob A 22-year-old Sikh software Coleman, was charged with engineering student has been first-degree murder. stabbed to death in his taxi Coleman is said to have allegedly by an flown from Seattle to American student Spokane to start as a who was upset over new student at Gonnot getting admiszaga University, but sion into a university. upon arrival he was Gagandeep Singh, denied entry. “He a third-year student became angry and who was also workbegan to have homiing as a taxi driver, Gagandeep Singh cidal thoughts," was allegedly police said, after attacked by the 19-year-old claiming he was denied entry passenger he had picked up to Gonzaga University. at Spokane International AirThe university said it "has no port in Washington State on record of an application" from Coleman and that it was cooperating with law enforcement. Coleman reportedly left, hailed a taxi and asked Gagandeep to drive him to a fictitious friend's house in Bonner County, Idaho. He admitted that during the journey he "became homicidal" and bought a knife. Singh later stopped his car in Kootenai city after realising he had been sent to an erroneous location. That's when Coleman reportedly stabbed Gagandeep multiple times. Gagandeep, originally from Jalandhar, had been living in Washington since 2003. — PTI Distressed, dera man Hockey India sacks commits suicide coach Oltmans Lt Fayaz’s killer gunned down Sirsa: Distressed over the arrest of his son, a Dera Sacha Sauda follower, Surender Kumar (55), committed suicide here on Saturday. His body was found hanging from the ceiling of a room in his house. A suicide note, addressed to the DC and the SP, read: “I am suffering from cancer and now you have picked my son Yogesh. I cannot live now.” TNS Srinagar: An LeT militant involved in the killing of Lt Umar Fayaz was gunned down in an encounter in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Saturday, a police official said. Padder was involved in the brutal killing of 22-year-old Lt Fayaz in Shopian. The newly commissioned officer was abducted and killed in May, when he was attending a wedding of a relative. INSIDE New Delhi: Hockey India sacked national coach Roelant Oltmans, citing lack of trust in Dutchman’s formula of “longterm” process for success and made High Performance Director David John in charge of the men’s team till a suitable replacement is found. PAGE 20 Chennai, September 2 The suicide by a labourer’s daughter, 17-year-old Anitha, who had moved the Supreme Court against NEET-based medical admissions, has flared up into a political issue with various parties and their student wings today holding statewide protests, demanding that Tamil Nadu be exempted from the test. Anitha had scored 1176/1200 in her Class XII board exam. She had pleaded with the court that NEET would affect the prospects of poor students like her. She had scored only 86 /700 marks in NEET. “She managed to study in difficult circumstances. She was concerned ~7 LAKH FOR FAMILY ■ The state government has announced relief of ~7 lakh for Anitha’s family, besides offering a government job on compassionate grounds ■ Daughter of a labourer, Anitha had approached the SC against the common entrance exam for medical colleges, arguing that it would affect the prospects of poor students ■ Her body was found hanging in her house in a village in Ariyalur district on Friday << Police remove a protester from railway track in Chennai on Saturday. PTI about NEET. What wrong had she done,” mourned her father before her last rites. Depressed over not being able to get admission in a medical college, Anitha had hanged herself at her residence in Ariyalur's Kuzhumur village yesterday. The CPM and its student and youth affiliates — SFI and DYFI — today staged a blockade in Chennai over the girl’s suicide. Party’s state unit secretary G Ramakrishnan and many others were detained by the police. VCK party workers too were held. Members of a students' outfit tried to picket a government hospital. Its members were detained. The protesters raised slogans against the central and state governments over NEET. The apex court had last month asked the state government to start counselling for admissions to MBBS and BDS seats in the state based on NEET merit list. — PTI
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