SINCE 1928 WEDNESDAY | AUGUST 15, 2018 REG. NO. MCS/048/2018-20; RNI NO. 1541/1957 M.P.C.S office Mumbai-400001 `2 Time to reclaim the middle turf IS RANVEER AND DEEPIKA’S WEDDING, FINALLY HAPPENING? Pg 20 India @ 72 SEE PAGES 2,3&4 “When you meditate you are in silence. You are in thoughtless awareness.” 3 Her Holiness Mataji Nirmala Devi one nation, one poll KAUSHIK BASU ndependence was good for India. We have But you and I both know India. We were all under 10 good data from our economic historians. It that there are several other reyears old – is that a legitishows that from 1900 to 1950, India’s GDP 2019 general elections. alities that lurk below the sur- has been growing roughly at 1.5OUR BUREAU per cent per ugust 15, mate excuse for hope? face, realities that are uncon- annum. Population growth that time used to In 1997, together with noted 1972, my New Delhi Rawat also pointed at the cerned that Priyanka Chopra be quite rapid, and later, it grew even faster. journalist Ayaz Memon, I cofather logistical difficulties, saying has wowed Hollywood and But population growing at 1.5- 2 per cent took my sister, authored a book to commemThe Election or arrangements with regard the British Royals. Crum- meant per capita income is holding steadyCommission a school friend orate 50 years of Indian Indeto 100 per cent availability of bling infrastructure, groan- falling a little. Therehas no growth per capiwas clarified that holding and me on a pendence. It was a time of ing cities, environmental dev- ta income wise. drive around coalition government and postate elections along with the VVPATs (voter-verifiable paastation, growing chasms be. for the drop in growth, mainly because de-will be a south Bombay as it was litical uncertainty But in general election next year per trail machines) GDP story tween social classes, dangermonetisation that time was of exotic tiny known then. All the city’s of- spite of everything that had AGENCIES The police complaint said tendencies and ideologies Growth picked up from 1950s and was at 3.5 fraction of Rs.1,000 and Rs.10,000 Additional police will not be possible without constraint. notes. But it ous ficial buildings were glori- happened in between, from CYBER ATTACK the ture” attack took the gaining sway… Almost every- per cent roughly. Up to 1975, growth is more or is an interesting correlation. any constitutional force and polling nisable from the India of 1947 first has also travelled place ously lit up: we were cele- the destruction of the Babri Pune brating 25 years of India’s In- Masjid, to riots in Bombay to or 1972 or even 1997? In some August 11 tennis star 3 on world. Russian between thing our founding parents less holding steady at 3.5 per cent— it goeslegal But the ’70s have been a bad year barring would amendment or up personnel HACKERS Despite a war the dependence.TRANSFER Rs 94 cr to serial bomb blasts, it parts of the country, we are Maria Sharapova was pillo- were trying to avoid are now and down slightly The first sharp growth in that one year (1975). In 1973, there was the . 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We have to fight and there are some people who would corre- growth. Then there is a crisis in 1991 and that transactions out of India in which second oldest and second "We have appointed a pro- cheesymassivesound. late and it is possible thatstates a to holdcrisis triggers reform. The sion had given ina as it may security breach in there is correlaon, big reform took Rs 78 cr was siphoned off Drowning in despair will not tion in the first year.elections Before and biggest cooperative bank in fessional forensic agency to involving funds, stressing togetherplace between 1991 and 1993. puts that I was sugges2,800 TRANSACTIONS carried help either our environment psychologiThe Emergency was a sort of a Constitu-a complete abstract theoretical economist India -- to foreign and doinvestigate this malware atthat state-of-the-art security without tions in 2015 out within country and Rs 80 or mestic bank accounts, offitack. It will submit its re- I our future. as an exam- cally traumatic moment. Afteramendment,who did notBut the reform itself, when I told resystems are thedreadful period. Then growth that, it was a happening. take much interest in what was need of tional started tumRawat use Mumbai period is lakhs stolen cials said on Tuesday . port in the next few days on because for all that it has bling and India's worst recorded year for In- Commisthe hour. said Chief Election got interested. porters. ple RS 12 CRORE sent to Hanseng been accused the case of was 1979-1980, when India's economy grew China is an Shockingly, the Cosmos the modus operandi and the In of — apathy dia Cosmos sioner OP Rawat. The EC interesting comparison. UpspokesperOn Tuesday BJP to , Bank in Hong Kong in name of and about Bank admitted that it was exact amounts involved," being too busy —proxy switch per cent. So the GDP shrank and it leeway1980-’81 China's average Patra also ruled Bank, a the city by (-) 5.2 was does not enjoy in son Sambit growth is has also nurtured some of had begun falling. There was one big spike roughly similar to India and is a bit higher at ALM Trading Ltd. "cyber-attacked twice, first Chairman Milind A. created and all and fraudusuch matters, he added. out any China there were the best citizens’ efforts. The the then all the bad effects begin to set in. The 4-4.5 per cent. But in case of plans to hold simultaon Saturday and again on Kale told the media.He payment approvals The clarification came a neous polls and denied that fights lent for conservation of year 1978 is the only other year when there years when growth was bouncing upwards heritage structures, for man- was some the Monday" - with ATM withsaid that normally, the Core were passed through demonetisation in India. But one president growth was crashing down. any such day after BJP and some years Shah had mooted groves, proxy for saving cannot point at demonetisation as the reason recently switching system. CONTD. Shah drawals taking place in at Banking System (CBS) reAmit Shah pushed for the specific proposal.ON P4 merely Aarey all involve efforts , least 28 countries, according ceives debit card payment Normally the Core Banking , ‘One nation one election’ wanted the idea of one nation, from concerned citizens. to an FIR lodged by a senior requests via its 'Switching idea, as part of the party’s one poll to be debated and disMany System receives debit card other Indian cities have learnt from Mumbai official with Chaturshringi System'. payment requests via its game plan to hold elections cussed, explained Patra. how to take on the authoriCONTD. ON P6 This is far more precious CONTD. ON P6 Police Station. "Switching System". in 11 states along with the ties. than that overused “spirit of Mumbai” which essentially means that most people have to go to work to earn money more than any other deeper “spiritual” feeling. People forget that the Quit FPJ NEWS SERVICE pass, citing the Father of Nation's "most New Delhi noble India movement started in of non-vimantra" that the power Bombay in , on olence was farGowalia Tank,ca- the power of greater than OUR BUREAU / Nagpur August 9, 1942. People will President Ram Nath Kovind has said violence. say “August Kranti sually Maidan” but stay your that contentious issues and extraneous "The power tousually fail to hand is far In a historic judgement, the Nagpur bench of the Bombay connect the power to debates should not be allowed to distract greater thanthe dots. Bombay strike with High Court, on the eve of Independence Day granted an , was and Mumbai is, in the us at a "pivotal moment" when the counyour hand mind, all about (violence) has no hinsa Bolly‘independent’ status to the Gowari community This . public and try is at the cusp of achieving many place wood and cricket and President Kovind in the society money , means, the Gowaris, which are a community engaged in and glamour backdrop long-awaited goals. said against theand the under- of mounting sale of milk, will now be considered as ‘tribes’ under the world and mob But in the The presidential advice comes in the concern over slums. killings in the name Scheduled Tribes and get all the benefits of the reserved core of this mercantile city , backdrop of the political slugfest over of cow protectionof Independcaste. This ruling is seen as a true ‘victory’ for the lies that nugget or otherwise. issues ranging from the Rafale fighter Lastence, of freedom. Not far Court had month, the Supreme hundreds of Gowaris who were crushed to death while from August Kranti Maidan jet deal, the citizens' list in Assam and also voiced apprehensions about the rethey attempted to escape the baton charge by the police on Mahatma is concern over crime against women. to Mahatma Gandhi -- 14 in all -- who he curring Mani Bhavan, violence. pattern of when in the community in 1974. (See details page 8 ) Gandhi’s home Kovind also made repeated references described as the country's moral comCONTD. ON P6 . Bombay It remains a delightful haven of peace, away from the horrors of everyday Mumbai life. My dream for Mumbai would be for it to reclaim its history from itself and demand a better tomorrow from those in charge. Demand a return to glory for its once great police force, its once unparalleled transport system, its once unbeatable civic services. A return to a humanitarian Mumbai in the midst of all its “development” and corporate concerns. There is no Mumbai without its people, including all those vilified by politicians and those nurtured as votebanks. Of course, that is the dream for India as well. That we manage to rise above ourselves and understand that in 71 years, we have no business sinking into bedlam and hatred and blame games. Time to reclaim the middle ground, the free spaces, the room to be different and to be dissenting and be ourselves. Into that heaven of freedom… RANJONA BANERJI THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Fair growth but no fairytale on EC’s dampener Hackers steal Rs 94 cr from Pune's Cosmos Bank via ATMs in 28 nations Mumbai can show the way—it has nurtured the best of citizen efforts Sunrise: 06:19 am Sunset: 07:03 pm Vol. 62 No. 95 | WEDNESDAY | AUGUST 15, 2018 | 24+12=36 Pages EDITIONS : MUMBAI*, PUNE, INDORE, BHOPAL www.freepressjournal.in twitter.com/fpjindia THEFREE PRESSJOURNAL MEGA ONLINE HEIST: I A 94 CR SIPHONED OFF Independent Voices WEATHER 290C. 240C. PROXY SWITCH WAS CREATED Let contentious issues not distract: Kovind Independent status for Gowaris after 23 years Fast News SHAURYA CHAKRA FOR AURANGZEB NEW DELHI: Indian Army has awarded a Shaurya Chakra to rifle man Aurangzeb for his valour in J&K. He was abducted by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama on June 15 while he was on way home to celebrate Id. His body was later found with multiple gunshot wounds. Aurangzeb was a part of the team that killed terrorist Sameer Tiger in an encounter. LEOPARD CUB FOUND DOZING NEXT TO KIDS NASHIK: In an uncanny occurrence, a leopard cub managed to sneak underneath the hem of a mosquito net inside which two children were sleeping. When Manisha Barde detected the intruder, she carefully took the children out of the net without disturbing the leopard. She then raised an alarm which alerted other villagers. The incident happened in tribaldominated Igatpuri taluka. MUMBAI PILGRIM GETS BEHEADED BY CHOPPER KATHMANDU: A 42-year-old Indian Kailash Mansarovar pilgrim was beheaded by the rear blade of a helicopter at a remote helipad in Nepal's Hilsa region. The deceased, identified as Nagendra Kumar Kartik Mehta, a resident of Mumbai, was on way to Kailash Mansarovar. The helicopter was on the ground at the time. The pilgrim was supposed to move away from the chopper after getting off but accidentally moved towards the rear part and was hit by the spinning tail rotor.