05092017-TTC-01.qxd 9/5/2017 1:24 AM Page 1 13 established in 1881 tuesday, september 5, 2017 late city chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 1 no. 140 | 20 pages | ~4.50 | regd. no. chd/0006/2015-2017 /thetribunechd /thetribunechd Star to pay ~55 cr per IPL tie, ~12 cr more than India game IPL becomes costliest cricket property worldwide Sabi Hussain ~16,347.5cr Tribune News Service From left: Brazil’s President Michel Temer, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for a group photo during the BRICS Summit at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Centre in Xiamen, China, on Monday. AP/PTI LeT, JeM in BRICS declaration Pak-based outfits named as 5-nation group vows to fight terror | China mum on Azhar Xiamen, September 4 In a major diplomatic win for India, BRICS countries today named for the first time Pakistan-based terror groups, including the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), for causing violence in the region and said those supporting terror acts must be held accountable. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was joined by Presidents Xi Jinping of China, Vladimir Putin of Russia, Michael Temer of Brazil and Jacob Zuma of South Africa in denouncing terror activities of such groups, as they expressed determination to collectively fight the scourge. TERROR LISTING, A FIRST: MEA For the first time, specific listing of terror organisations has been made... The declaration has been endorsed by all BRICS leaders. So obviously it has the approval, endorsement of all countries. CONCERNED AT VIOLENCE: BEIJING BRICS countries have shown concerns to the violent activities raised by these organisations, which are all sanctioned by UN Security Council and have a significant impact for Afghanistan issue. Preeti Saran, SECRETARY (EAST), MEA Geng Shuang, CHINESE SPOKESMAN ❝ At last year’s BRICS Summit in Goa, China had opposed the inclusion of the Pakistan-backed terrorist outfits in the declaration. China has in the past shielded its “all-weather ally” even after Islamabad was pilloried by India, the US and other countries for harbouring terrorists. The 43-page “Xiamen Dec- ❝ laration”, adopted at the end of the five-nation BRICS plenary today, stressed the need for immediate cessation of violence in Afghanistan. It expressed “concern” over the security situation in the region and the violence caused by the Taliban, Islamic State, Al-Qaida and its affiliates, including Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, the Haqqani network, LeT, JeM, Tehrik-iTaliban Pakistan (TTP) and Hizb ut-Tahrir. The ETIM is active in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and seeks to establish a separate “East Turkistan”. The mention of LeT and JeM is seen as a takeaway for India as it reflects a slight shift in China stance. The Chinese foreign ministry later said terrorist outfits like JeM, LeT and the Haqqani network had been included in the declaration due to concerns about their “violent activities”. Spokesman Geng Shuang, however, skirted a question on whether the naming of JeM marks a change in Beijing’s stand of opposing the UN ban against group’s chief Masood Azhar. “On the counter-terrorism cooperation among BRICS countries, we are very satisfied with the achievements made,” he said. — Agencies Rebel killed in Myanmar border ops Now, 49 kids die in Farrukhabad Itanagar/New Delhi, Sept 4 The Army’s special forces today carried out a major operation against Naga insurgent group NSCN(K) near the IndoMyanmar border in Arunachal Pradesh in which one hardcore militant was killed and another wounded, while a soldier suffered bullet injuries. PM Narendra Modi is travelling to Myanmar tomorrow on a three-day visit during which the issues of defence and security cooperation, including cross-border activities by certain insurgent groups, are likely to figure. Myanmar shares a 1,640-km border with several Indian states, including Arunachal, Nagaland and Manipur. — PTI Lucknow, September 4 The Uttar Pradesh Government today transferred the Farrukhabad District Magistrate (DM), Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and the Chief Medical Superintendent of the state-run Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Female Hospital following the death of 49 children within a month. This comes days after 30 deaths within 36 hours due to disruption of oxygen supply at Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College and Hospital in which three doctors have already been arrested. Health Secretary Prashant Trivedi, however, categorically denied the shortage of oxygen being the reason behind the deaths at Farrukhabad. Perinatal asphyxia was one of the major reasons, he said. “The Director General, GST returns deadline extended New Delhi, September 4 Businesses will have more time to file the final GST returns as the government today extended the last date for filing of sales and purchase data as well as payment of taxes for July and August. Now, sales return or GSTR-1 for July will have to be filed by September 10 instead of September 5 and purchase returns or GSTR-2 by September 25 instead of September 10. GSTR-3 will have to be filed by Sept 30, in place of Sept 15. For August, the date for filing GSTR-1, GSTR-2 and GSTR-3 has been extended to October 5, 10 and 15, respectively. — PTI DM, CMO, Chief Medical Superintendent of UP women hospital shifted R’THAN SUSPENDS 3 AS 86 DIE IN TWO MONTHS ■ Rajasthan has suspended three doctors, put six on ‘awaiting posting order’ (APO), and initiated disciplinary action against four paramedical staff in connection with death of 86 infants in two months, allegedly due to “malnutrition and breathing disorders” in neo-natal unit of Banswara’s MG hospital ■ Principal Medical Officer Dr VK Jain, gynaecologist PC Yadav and block PMO Dr Jitendera Banjara have been suspended Medical Health, says there can be many reasons for this. It can even be blockage of placental blood flow,” he said. He said there was sufficient supply of oxygen at the Farrukhabad hospital’s special newborn care unit (SNCU) where the deaths occurred. The Principal Secretary said the government was sending a team to probe factual and technical aspects. The stand contradicts the magisterial report submitted yesterday on the basis of which FIRs were filed against the CMS, CMO and other doctors. Following media reports, the District Magistrate had formed a panel under the CMO to investigate the deaths. However, the report was reportedly incomplete, claiming that 30 deaths occurred due to “perinatal asphyxia”. Following this, the DM ordered a magisterial inquiry. The doctors did not administer oxygen or medicines, the report said. The FIRs were filed on the basis of the magisterial report charging the hospital administration with violating orders and submitting an incomplete and misleading list. Between July 20 and August 21, Trivedi said 461 women got admitted for delivery. Including seven cases of twins, 468 kids were delivered, of whom 19 were stillborns. Of the remaining 449, 66 were critical at the time of birth and were admitted to SNCU. While 60 recovered, six died. Another 145 infants were referred, of whom 121 recovered and 24 died. Trivedi clarified that the 49 deaths included 19 stillborns; six of those born at hospital did not survive. — TNS New Delhi, September 4 The Indian Premier League (IPL) today established itself as the costliest sporting property in the world of cricket when Star India bagged the five-year global broadcast and digital media rights deal of the tournament for a staggering Rs 16,347.5 crore. In what could be termed as the biggest cricketing broadcast deal worldwide, Star outshone its nearest competitor Sony’s Rs 11,050-crore bid for 2018-2022 by making a consolidated offer for television and digital rights in seven categories. The enormity of the mindboggling deal could be gauged from the fact that the previous 10-year (2008-2017) IPL bid for broadcast rights–signed by Sony was for Rs 8,200 crore. Now, the BCCI stands to earn nearly double the amount in just five years. The BCCI will earn a whopping Rs 55 crore per IPL match, Rs 12 crore more than what Star has been paying the board for televising the Indian cricket team’s matches (Rs 43 crore). To put it simply, the IPL has become more expensive than an international cricket match involving India. At present, IPL is, by far, the costliest product when compared to media rights sold for international matches involving English, Australian and Indian cricket as a whole. Not just that, IPL is also the fifth most expensive global league, behind America’s Major League Baseball (MLB), National Football League (NFL) and NBA and English Premier League (EPL). Star’s winning bid has Amount Star TV shelled out to acquire IPL’s global broadcast and digital rights for five years Per game numbers for an IPL game amount to ~55 crore and ~3,270 crore per year. Back in 2012, Star had won broadcast and digital rights of India matches between 2012-2018 for ~3,851 crore, a figure broken down to ~43 crore per match ~8,200cr Amount Sony Pictures Network had dished out to buy the IPL media right for first 10 years $508million Is what the IPL commands, almost on a par with annual media rights of three cricket boards, including the BCCI, ECB and Cricket Australia (USD 512 million) overall increased the broadcast rights value of the IPL by 158 per cent, as compared to the previous 10-year cycle. Star held the previous IPL digital rights for the threeyear cycle (2015-17), having spent Rs 303 crore for livestreaming of matches on its digital platform, Hotstar. Now, it has completed its monopoly of the Indian cricket, by winning both broadcast and digital media rights. What ailed Sony’s equally ambitious bid was that it overrelied on the Indian market. It made a Rs 11,050- crore bid for the Indian television market only. Whereas, Star bid in No funds, salary only by Sept 14 in Punjab Ruchika M Khanna Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 4 With Punjab’s coffers running dry, the government has decided to pay the salary to 3.95 lakh employees in a staggered manner by September 14. It will be releasing just Rs 100 crore a day towards payment of salaries and pension. The monthly salary bill is Rs 1,900 crore. Till today, the fourth day of the month, the salaries of barely 25 per cent of the staff have been paid. The Finance Department has made a “course” for releasing salaries of its entire workforce. While pension of most employees was the first to be released, the department has now started releasing salaries in parts. Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said the state had not received its share of Central government devolutions for various schemes. He said: “A sum of Rs 761 crore is to be paid by the Centre. This devolution is used to clear the committed liabilities, including payment of salaries. We have no option but to stagger the salary bill.” “Punjab is not the only state where the cash flow has been disrupted. The issue was discussed at length by officials from all states in a meeting with the RBI. Hopefully, within a month, the cash flow will improve,” he added. The state is also finding it increasingly difficult to roll out its development and social agenda. continued on page 7 HP Guv bats for ‘zero-budget organic farming’Haryana set , MODEL ‘ACCEPTED’ BY 30,000 IN HILL STATE Naveen S Garewal Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 4 Haryana is all set to experiments with “zero-budget natural (organic) farming”, aimed at BJP’s agenda of doubling farmers’ income by 2022. “Successfully implemented” at Gurukul, Kurukshetra, on 175 acres by Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat, who hails from Haryana, the technique involves producing manure from urine and dung of “desi” cows. The experiment has been replicated in ■ The model has been successfully implemented at Gurukul, Kurukshetra, on 175 acres by Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat, who hails from Haryana ■ The technique involves producing manure from urine and dung of “desi” cows ■ The experiment has been replicated in Himachal Pradesh where it has been successfully adopted by over 30,000 farmers Himachal Pradesh, where it has been successfully adopted by over 30,000 farmers. “With no initial cost, compared to an input of Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 per acre in terms of fertilisers and pesticides, this is a simple way out of farm indebtedness, besides making available healthy food,” the Himachal Governor told The Tribune. He has written a book for free distribution among farmers to adopt the technique of chemical-free culti- vation developed and practiced by agriculturist Shubhash Palekar. Research by the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, in Karnataka has established that one “desi” cow can produce enough natural manure each Today’s issue is of 20 pages, including four-page Bathinda Tribune. day to cater to the needs of an acre of farm land, Acharya Devvrat said. The Himachal Governor, who also met Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar and Industries Minister Vipul Goel today, said Haryana Government had shown keen interest in adopting the natural (organic) farming. The Agriculture Minister has suggested that all villages in Haryana where 400 “gaushalas” are located should be turned into “model villages” where farmers can be trained to adopt the technique. Goel, who also holds the Skill Development portfolio, suggested that unemployed youths can be imparted training and can then be further used to spread the word about the benefits and advantages of chemical-free farming. He has asked Governor Devvrat to hold such camps in Faridabad and Palwal. Devvrat said the use of cow urine and dung-based manure could rejuvenate the land that had lost its productivity within a few days. About 50 acres at Gurukul, continued on page 7 all seven categories on offer — broadcast rights in India, digital rights in India, and combined broadcast and digital rights for the USA, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the rest of the world. For the record, Star’s broadcast bid for the Indian market was nearly Rs 4,850 crore short of what Sony wished to offer — Sony's singular bid was Rs 11,050 crore to Star's Rs 6,196 crore. Also, Facebook came up with an eye-popping amount of Rs 3,900 crore for digital rights in India, while Airtel was ready to shell out 3,280 crore. continued on page 14 edit: windfall for cricket Top court no to interim order on Rohingya Satya Prakash Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 4 The Supreme Court on Monday refused to issue any interim order to the Centre not to deport illegal Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled Myanmar to escape persecution. Alleged attacks by the Myanmar army have resulted in an exodus of Rohingya population to India and Bangladesh. Many have settled in Jammu, Hyderabad, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR and Rajasthan. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, however, asked the Centre to spell out its stand and posted the matter for hearing on September 11. It will decide if Rohingya as a class were entitled to stay in India as refugees. The National Human Rights Commission has already issued notice to the Centre over its plan to deport Rohingya. The Bench asked Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to take instructions from the government regarding the petition. On behalf of two Rohingya refugees, advocate Prashant Bhushan said the government should give an assurance that during the pendency of their petition, they will not be deported. But Mehta refused to give any such assurance. The Bench asked the petitioner to hand over the copy of the petition to the Centre’s counsel.
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