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Kolkata / METRO ■ R 2.50 ■ Vol. XII No 294 ■ 22 pages, including 6 pages of HT City WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012 SNIFTY 5,896.8 +38.9 SSENSEX 19,364.8 +120.3 SDOW JONES 13,235.4 +100.4 SNASDAQ 3,010.6 +39.3 TRUPEE/$ 54.9 -0.3 TRUPEE/EURO 72.4 -0.2 SGOLD/10G 31,700 +275 SSILVER/K 61,300 +600 hindustantimes com HT CITY WORLD BUSINESS HITTING THE 2013: THE YEAR CHRISTMAS FOLLIES THE HEADLINES CYRUS MISTRY BRIT KEEP MAKING Activist to athlete: 10 people who OF SEQUELS TAKES CHARGE Many Britons struggle with the storyline of the made news in 2012 Film buffs will be treated to sequels of a dozen birth of Jesus, a new survey has found >P12 hindustantimes.com/newsmakers2012 popular Bollywood films next year Formally appointed Tata chairman >P11 short stories V-B vice-chancellor kept out of President function HT Correspondent country’s first citizen. Prime Minister On December 13, a PIL was ■ [email protected] “His name was not in the list. His (Sushanta seeking urgent disciplinary action filed in Calcutta HC seeking action So, he was not allowed there,” against Duttagupta, alleging a against Duttagupta. Among other SANTINIKETAN: Visva-Bharati vice- said district magistrate Jagdish Duttagupta) name was host of misconducts against him. things, the PIL alleged that, in chancellor Sushanta Duttagupta Prasad Meena. District offi- not in the list. So, he was The misconducts include enjoy- 2005, Duttagupta was asked to was barred on Tuesday by the cials, while blaming varsity offi- not allowed to welcome ing both pension and salary simul- step down from the post of direc- district administration from cials for the gaffe, said they (V- taneously, in violation of the Visva- tor, Satyendra Nath National welcoming President Pranab B authorities) did not prepare the President Bharati Act, using university Centre for Basic Sciences, a piece Mukherjee when he landed a proper list and present it to JP MEENA money for his alcohol bills and of information that “was delib- on the varsity campus. the administration. imposing a reign of terror on the erately suppressed while he was District magistrate ■ Mamata Banerjee After Mukherjee’s helicopter Ironically, during Mukherjee’s ( ) campus. Even the Visva-Bharati considered for the V-C’s post .” landed on Binoy Bhavan ground, first visit to his ancestral home Alumni Association, a statutory The petition also claims, “There HC DISMISSES the district magistrate instruct- as President, Duttagupta had Significantly, over the past body, requested CM Mamata was an allegation of sexual harass- CONTEMPT PLEA ed Duttagupta not to go near claimed that he was a personal few months, complaints by peo- Banerjee to take action against ment against the respondent the President since his name friend and even addressed ple, including former V-C Rajat Duttagupta. The association (Duttagupta) and … it disenti- AGAINST MAMATA did not figure in the list of dig- Mukherjee as ‘buddy’ on his Face- Kanta Ray and ashramites, alleged that he was tarnishing tles the respondent to continue ■ on his arrival at the Visva-Bharati helipad on : A two-judge bench nitaries who would welcome the book account. reached both the President and the image of the institution. in the office of V-C.” Tuesday. Governor MK Narayanan is on his right. SUROJIT GHOSH HAZRA/HT of Calcutta High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking criminal contempt petition against CM Mamata Banerjee for her LS okays Bill to remarks against the judici- ary. The bench, comprising Let not the Delhi gangrape Chief Justice Arun Kumar Mishra and Justice Joym- allow pvt banks alya Bagchi, however, disap- proved of the chief minis- HT Correspondent ter’s comments against the ■ [email protected] REFORMS PUSH judiciary made at a function case go the Park Street way ■ at the state legislative NEW DELHI: In a major reforms The Banking Laws assembly in August. UNI push, the government, on Tues- (Amendment) Bill was passed in CRY FOR JUSTICE Kolkata victim wants the guilty punished by a fast track court day, managed to get the Lok the Lok Sabha on Tuesday Savita case: At last, Sabha to okay the Banking Laws despite stiff opposition from the Ireland legalises abortion Ravik Bhattacharya (Amendment) Bill, paving the Trinamool and Left parties. LONDON: Ireland on ■ [email protected] way for setting up of new pri- ■ The bill paves the way for the Tuesday announced it will vate banks and strengthening setting up of banks by industrial legalise abortions when KOLKATA: The sheer brutality of the regulatory oversight of the houses. the mother’s life is at risk, the Delhi gangrape has got the Reserve Bank of (RBI). ■ The legislation will also give weeks after the death of nation shouting for justice — The bill will give the RBI pow- more powers to the RBI to regu- Indian dentist Savita and fast, at that. On Tuesday, ers to supersede bank boards in late private banks. It can now Halappanavar who was Delhi and many parts of the order to safeguard depositors’ supercede the boards of banks refused an abortion. P12 country witnessed candlelight and shareholders’ interests. in the interest of depositors. vigils and protests outside police The Lower House approved stations. Even Parliament sus- the bill after Union finance min- pended daily work to debate on ister P Chidambaram, in the country head of HSBC-India. what can be done to make the face of mounting Opposition But it was not without high country a safe place for women. pressure, withdrew clauses allow- drama that Chidambaram was But spare a thought for the ing banks to trade in futures able to introduce the bill in the Park Street rape victim, who and keeping the sector outside Lok Sabha. Sougata Roy of the has been left alone to fend for the purview of the Competition Trinamool Congress raised the herself. More than 10 months Commission. “Since the bill is red flag, claiming that some after Kolkata woke up to the too important for me to pass, amendments moved were in most heinous crime in many, I’m bringing the bill after drop- violation of the rules of the many years, the trial is yet to ping the controversial clauses,” House. Roy’s contention was Mallya offers 3kg gold begin. And the main accused Chidambaram said. overruled by deputy speaker to Lord Venkateswara is still roaming free. Several industrial houses, Karia Munda. Soon, the Left TIRUPATI: Promoter of crisis- On Tuesday, even as the anger including the Anil Ambani-con- parties and the AIADMK joined ridden Kingfisher Airlines against the Delhi gangrape was trolled Reliance Group and in to oppose the bill and the Lok and UB Group chairman palpable, sitting in her South Mahindra and Mahindra Sabha had to be adjourned twice. Vijay Mallya made an Kolkata flat, the 37-year-old (M&M) are keen on setting The RBI, which had come out offering of gold bricks, Park Street rape victim prayed up banking companies. with guidelines for issuing new weighing about three kg, that the New Delhi government “We hope that all other licences, had made it clear that at the famous hill shrine of would be much more proactive ■ Delhi students hold a candlelight vigil at India Gate, New Delhi, to protest against the rape of a girl on Sunday. PHOTOGRAPH: ARVIND YADAV/HT enabling factors as prescribed it should be armed with appro- Lord Venkateswara on his in getting justice for the 23- enough money for proper meals She has failed to get a job and dignitaries to neighbours. As I liar, until some upright police by the RBI are soon fulfilled so priate statutory powers to reg- 58th birthday on year-old Delhi paramedic. for her two daughters. now plans to move out of her watched TV and learnt of the officers proved me right. When that new bank licences may be ulate the affairs of banks to be Tuesday. PTI More than 10 months after The prime accused in the Park home with her children. gruesome incident, I relived I went to the police station, I was issued to the private sector. set up by industrial houses. The the February 5 rape on Park Street case is yet to be arrest- “I pray that the hapless Delhi the horror I went through. Such greeted with lewd comments. I This will help expand the reach bill will give the RBI powers to Street, the Anglo-Indian woman, ed, the court hearing is yet to girl survives the trauma, and perpetrators should be hanged,” pray that the Delhi girl gets all of banking services to the finan- call for, and investigate, the books 5 aircraft, helicopter a mother of two, lives in abject begin and the victim has been is spared the fate I had to endure she told HT. the support she needs,” she said. cially excluded,” said Naina Lal of associate enterprises of a damaged in airport fire misery, with no job and not ostracised by her neighbours. everywhere — from political “People in power called me a RELATED REPORT P9 Kidwai, president of FICCI and bank if required. HYDERABAD: In a major fire mishap, a chopper of the Andhra Pradesh govern- ment and five other air- craft parked in a hangar of Parliament unites against capital horror Think rural if the old airport at Begumpet were destroyed. HT Correspondent about how the police control- The fire engulfed the outraged ■ [email protected] Victim’s condition deteriorates room (PCR) vans deployed you wish hangar resulting in com- across south Delhi had failed There should be fast-track plete collapse of the shed, NEW DELHI: Under fire in both NEW DELHI: The condition of the the platelet count and blood to notice the incident that began state fire department courts for all such cases. Houses of Parliament for a 23-year-old gangrape victim pressure dropped alarming- around 9.30pm. “I’ll inquire into Punishment is the only sources said. PTI delayed government response worsened on Tuesday evening ly towards evening. this and only after that can I to do MD/MS deterrent. to Sunday night’s brutal gan- after showing marginal impro- The victim is conscious and say something,” he said. Gun scene cut from film SHEILA DIKSHIT, Delhi CM grape of a 23-year-old woman, vement in the morning. She communicating in writing. Shinde outlined several steps PROPOSAL State wants P-G aspirants after Connecticut shooting It's a shame if you can't be Union home minister Sushil underwent life-saving surgery First thing after gaining con- taken by Delhi Police in recent LOS ANGELES: Paramount safe at 9:30pm in Delhi. Kumar Shinde said on Tuesday on Monday morning. sciousness on Monday morn- months to make the city safe. to work in primary health care centres has decided to make cuts The rapists should be that all necessary steps would Doctors attending on her ing, she scribbled on a slip of “All roads are covered by PCR in the publicity videos of hanged. be taken to make the city “safer” at Safdarjang Hospital said paper: “Have they (the rapists) vans at night. The frequency Subhendu Maiti Tom Cruise starrer Jack , for women. her pulse rate was high while been caught?” HTC of patrolling has been kept as ■ [email protected] THE PLAN & AFTER Reaper in the wake of the BJP leader in Lok Sabha Cornered by women MPs for high as possible.” He said the Connecticut shooting. PTI the lack of security and inef- track court with a request for level of the home secretary to routes taken — particularly by KOLKATA: Faced with a huge short- Capital punishment with fective police patrolling in the daily hearings,” Shinde said. look into women’s safety issues. women employees of call cen- age of doctors in rural health public hanging should be Apple’s request to ban capital, Shinde promised “strict Faced with angry demands, Since Delhi Police is under tres — at night had been iden- care in Bengal, the government the punishment for rapists. Samsung phones rejected action against the police officers such as death penalty for the the direct control of the home tified for increased patrolling. is mulling a proposal wherein NAJMA HEPTULLAH, BJP MP SAN FRANCISCO: A US judge concerned, if inquiry showed rapists, by members of Parlia- ministry, Shinde faced a volley Besides, he said, the police medical practitioners must join Instead of saying ‘I will try’ has denied Apple Inc’s any lapses”. He said four of the ment led by leader of the oppo- of questions from MPs cutting had instructed call centres and district hospitals or block pri- State’s plan Doctors must sign (to take action), you must request for a permanent six accused in the gangrape case sition in the Lok Sabha Sushma across party lines on its effec- other organisations to ensure mary health centres (BPHCs) bond to join rural health care say ‘I will’. injunction against had already been arrested. Swaraj, the home minister tiveness in preventing such that women staff working on if they want admission to post- while appearing for MD/MS JAYA BACHCHAN, SP MP Samsung smartphones. “It’s proposed to have this announced that a special task crimes in the capital. The home evening shifts were dropped at graduate MD and MS courses. entrance examinations REUTERS (gangrape) case tried by a fast- force would be formed at the minister was repeatedly grilled their doorstep. In fact, doctors will have to sign a bond in this regard before MD and MS seats About 1,000 they appear for the MD/MS PHCs with vacancies 900 weather DHONI UNDER FIRE entrance examination. More than 1,500 doctors’ posts today POLIO WORKERS State chief secretary Sanjay lying vacant HOTTEST IN INDIA Mitra discussed the issue at a BPHCs with vacancies 341 HIGH 26°C KARWAR 36°C meeting with Satish Tiwari, COLDEST IN INDIA SHOT DEAD IN PAK LOW 14°C Bedi too wants a change at the helm principal secretary in charge move, which will be implemented SHYOK -21°C Imtiaz Ahmad of health, professor Susanta next year if the government FORECAST: Morning mist or fog. Slight HT Correspondent far too negative, especially while ago, 1983 World Cup hero been fantastic for Indian crick- ■ [email protected] Banerjee, director of medical approves it,” he added. decrease in day and night temperatures. Maximum relative humidity was 94% and ■ [email protected] setting fields. His success had Mohinder Amarnath had et…He is a proud man and this education, and director of health Existing rules say MBBS doc- minimum 42%. a lot to do with providence,” revealed that Dhoni was on the would have hurt him. The thing ISLAMABAD: Unidentified gun- services Dr BR Satpathi at tors who join the government NEW DELHI: A day the former Indian skipper told verge of being axed after the is, people need to have a con- men killed six anti-polio cam- Writers’ Buildings on Tuesday. health care services must spend after Sunil Gavaskar HT, adding, “It is time to throw Australia debacle, but was saved versation with him and see paigners in two separate inci- “Primary health care serv- the first 6 years of their service backed Virat Kohli to Kohli into the deep end.” by the BCCI bosses. what’s his state of mind, what dents — five in Karachi and ices are reeling under an acute in rural hospitals or BPHCs. They succeed MS Dhoni as Bedi, who was a member of However, Rahul Dravid said he’s thinking and what his plans one in Peshawar — in Pakistan shortage of medical practition- will be allowed to join the MD and Test captain, vet- the famous quartet, he does not see any alternative are. After that, he himself will on Tuesday. ers. We have a plan to send doc- MS courses only if they complete eran cricketer attacked the performance of to Dhoni at the moment. “I don’t have to think about a few things The World Health Organ- tors to the rural health care at least the first three years in the Bishan Singh Indian spinners and blamed really see a viable alternative,” because I’m not sure there are isation, which runs the polio services for at least one year primary health care services. Bedi endorsed them for the series defeat Dravid told the website, espn- many people who can take deci- eradication programme, called after completion of their MD A health department official the view, say- against England. “They look cricinfo.com. “I really think sions regarding Tendulkar.It’s off the campaign soon after. and MS courses. But they’ll have said the government was yet to ing the Ind- more like four-over bowlers. Dhoni can be the man to take a pretty emotional time, (he) Health workers say the to sign a bond before appear- recruit doctors in permanent ian skip- How many of them have been India forward if he has the ener- should take the emotion out increase in attacks on anti- ing for the entrance exams for posts since it came to power in per is too bowling 40-45 overs in Ranji gy, passion and the enjoyment of it, there’s time before the polio campaigners followed the courses. It’ll be mandatory May 2011. Only several hundred defensive Trophy? That is where you hone to do it.” next Australia series. Sit back resistance from the Tehreek for all of them each year. We dis- fresh MBBS doctors have been as leader. the skills.” Dravid also felt it is up to calmly and reflect. And irre- Taliban Pakistan that regards cussed the issue with the health recruited as medical officers on “He was Former chief selector K to decide on spective of whatever decision the campaign as a conspiracy secretary today,” Banerjee told an ad hoc basis. Each ad hoc never a Test Srikkanth also called for Dhoni’s his retirement. “He’s been a he takes, in the end we have to against Pakistan and an attempt Hindustan Times. “We’re explor- doctor gets R40,000 each month skipper. He is removal as captain. A few days huge servant of the game and respect it.” to render the men impotent. ing all the pros and cons of the without any additional benefits.