r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2015-2017 WEATHER 0 RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE 0 32.0 C.24.0 C. Sunrise: 06: 06 am Sunset: 06: 27 pm HUMIDITY Morning : 92 Evening : 97 NATION VOL. 7 NO. 89 | BHOPAL BHOPAL | WEDNESDAY | SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 | PAGES 14 www.freepressjournal.in | ` 2.50 EDIT AIADMK OUSTS SASIKALA, DINAKARAN; REJIGS PARTY MODI, RAHUL MUST AVOID DIGS ABROAD GLAM THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Everyone can attain knowledge, but, it will not last long, unless one utilizes the supreme knowledge, latent in the mind, to the fullest extent. — Sri Ma FILMS THAT MATTER SUPREME COURT TELLS CENTRE WHILE HEARING CASE OF SUBSTANTIAL HIKE IN ASSETS OF 7 MPS & 98 MLAS Set up fast track courts for cases against MPs, MLAs New Delhi BENCH SPEAK The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the government to consider legislating on setting up of new fasttrack courts to expedite criminal case trials against parliamentarians and legislators. The apex court bench, which was given the names of seven Lok Sabha MPs and 98 MLAs across the country by the CBDT whose assets had seen a substan- CENTRE should create new courts and infrastructure as at present, the Government of India is spending only one or two per cent of the budget PARLIAMENT should pass laws and create fast-track courts for speedy disposal of such cases against the lawmakers. CENTRE should stop giving direction to the states for setting up special fast-track courts and instead come up with a law to deal with it tial hike in between two elections, also said it had perused the names of these politicians and will examine the issue. It said Parliament had the competence to come up with a law and create necessary infrastructure for setting up of such courts for speedy disposal of cases against lawmakers. "With regard to MPs and MLAs, it falls under the domain of Crorepati woman official of T&CP dept in Lokayukta net News Brief RETAIL INFLATION HITS 5-MTH HIGH OF 3.36% ON COSTLIER VEGGIES NEW DELHI: Retail inflation rose to a fivemonth high of 3.36 per cent in August due to costlier vegetables and fruits. The consumer price index (CPI) based inflation stood at 2.36 per cent in the previous month. The August inflation number is the highest since March 2017, when it was recorded at 3.89 per cent. JADHAV’S CASE PROOF INDIA TRYING TO SABOTAGE CPEC:PAK MINISTER KARACHI: Pakistan’s interior minister said on Tuesday Islamabad was effectively pursuing Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case at the International Court of Justice as it was a proof of India’s intentions to sabotage the ChinaPakistan Economic Corridor, according to a media report. SASIKALA SACKED AS INTERIM GENERAL SECRETARY BY AIADMK GC MEET CHENNAI: The AIADMK’s top policy making body today showed the door to incarcerated interim general secretary VK Sasikala, removing her from the post and declaring all appointments made by her as invalid. Residents wade through flood water following overnight rains brought on by Tropical Depression Talim in south of Manila, Philippines. THREE premises of deputy director (T&CP)raided in Indore OUR STAFF REPORTER Indore G Lokayukta police on Tuesday raided three premises of a senior woman official of town and country planning (T&CP) department and unearthed assets worth crores of rupees, which were disproportionate to her known sources of income. In the wee hours, sleuths swooped down on establishments of Anita Kurathe, who is posted as deputy director of the department in the neighbouring Dewas district following a complaint that she amassed more unaccounted assets. She was earlier posted at Indore. During the raid, the sleuths discovered that she and her family members own immovable properties at many places in and around the city The raids . Cabinet approves 1% additional DA to central staff New Delhi The Union Cabinet on Tuesday gave its approval for an increase of one per cent additional Dearness Allowance (DA) to central government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners to compensate for price rise. This additional instalment of Dearness Allowance represents an increase of one per cent over the existing rate of four per cent of basic pay/pension and is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations, an official release said. The decision, benefiting about 49.26 lakh central staff and 61.17 lakh pensioners, would be applicable from July 1. The release said the Dearness Allowance and DR would burden the exchequer with Rs 3,068.26 crore per annum and Rs 2,045.50 crore in the 2017-18 fiscal (July 2017 to February 2018). IANS ASSETS OF KURATHES SIX flats including a penthouse in posh locality HOUSE in Old Ashok Nagar at Bhopal FARMHOUSE on 3000 sq ft plot PARTNERSHIP in luxury hotel SEVEN acre agriculture land at Mhow THREE offices and two shops in Indore Raid at Shehnai residence FDRS of Rs 45 lakh, ornaments worth Rs 22L and (inset) Anita Kurathe 25 BANK accounts and a locker in Axis bank disclosed that Kurathes own six flats, including a penthouse in Shehnai Residency located near MR-9, three flats in Shagun residency and two , flats at Kanadia. Besides, they have a farmhouse on 3000 sq ft land in Silver Valley on Bypass, three offices in Corporate House located near Regal Square, two shops at Shiv Kothi on MG Road, a farmhouse, seven acres of agriculture land in Mhow and a house in Old Ashok Nagar Bhopal. It was also found that the official’s husband Jagdish Kurathe, who was a stenographer in T&CP department and took VRS some years back, is one of the partners in Papaya Tree hotel located on Rau Bypass. During raid on this farmhouse, documents pertaining to his partnership were also found. CONTD. ON P10 Govt prioritises saving Rs 800cr over curbing graft 19 OF 40 transport check posts at borders to stay G NITENDRA SHARMA Bhopal The Transport Minister Bhupendra Singh ordered closure of all the Transport Department check posts on the state borders on Tuesday morning. However, by the evening, the government had decided to partially rollback the decision – all for the sake of Rs 800 crore. Singh had ordered all the 40 check posts closed after a discussion with the chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. But when the formal order was issued in the evening, it said that only 21 check posts will be shut and 19 others, being operated by a joint venture company of the Road Development Corporation (RDC) and IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd. would continue to operate. The state government would stand to lose around Rs 400-500 crore due to the closure of the Transport Department check posts. Sources said that if the RDC check posts would also have been shut down, the government would have to pay Rs 800 crore to the IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd. It was to save this amount that the government decided to let them run. Obviously saving mon, ey is more important for the government than ensuring transparency in the working of the government and curbing corruption. The Union minister for surface transport Nitin Gadkari wants that all transport check posts should be shut to curb corruption and to allow trucks smooth passage when they cross from one state into another. However, the state government does not agree. CONTD. ON P10 Parliament. It has the necessary competence to come up with a law. Make law and create necessary infrastructure," a bench of Justices J Chelameswar and S Abdul Nazeer said. School principal held for molesting girl student Sehore A 45-year-old principal of a government school here was arrested for allegedly outraging modesty of a class VIII girl on its campus on Tuesday police said. , The accused, identified as Akhilesh Malviya, was thrashed by parents of the 14-year-old girl, a student of Tilak Middle School, over the alleged incident. Police have arrested Malviya under section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the IPC and under provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act, an official said. "As the matter is serious, we have arrested Malviya," Kotwali police station Inspector Ajay Nair said. However, the principal claimed that he was innocent and the charges against him are false. PTI Abducted Kerala priest rescued from IS in Yemen Muscat The bench said that legislature and Parliament have been coming up with new laws which create different rights and obligations that lead to more cases before the courts. "Every time Parliament and assembly makes a law, it creates rights and obligations resulting in more cases which are dealt with by the same set of courts. "Expect for some specific tribunals, no new courts have come up. India has always been run by dynasties: Rahul Gandhi MODI promoting divisive politics, says at California Univ Washington Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said dynasties are commonplace in India, from politics to business, and stressed that a person’s capabilities are more important than pedigree. His comments in the US set off a chorus of protest by the BJP in India with Union Minister Smriti Irani calling him a “failed dynast” and a failed politician. Speaking at the University of California, Berkeley, Gandhi also hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of divisive politics, creating space for terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and ruining the economy . Responding to a question from students, Gandhi said that he was “absolutely ON DYNASTIC POLITICS: Most parties in India have that problem So...Mr Akhilesh Yadav is a dynast. Mr Stalin (son of M Karunanidhi in DMK) is a dynast... even Abhishek Bachchhan is a dynast. So that’s how India runs. So don’t get after me because that’s how they India is run. By the way, last, I recall, Mr Ambanis are running the business. That’s also going on in Infosys. So that’s what happens in India. ON EXECUTIVE ROLE IN PARTY: I am absolutely ready to do that.That’s a decision that the Congress Party has to make and that’s a process that’s currently going on right now ON MODI: Liberal journalists being shot, people being lynched because they are Dalits, Muslims killed on suspicion of eating beef, this is new in India and damages India very badly The politics of hate divides and polarises India making millions of people feel that they have no future in their own country ready” to take up an executive responsibility if the party asked him to do so. Responding to another question whether the Congress party was more associated with dynastic politics, Gandhi argued that India is being run by dynasties. “Most parties in India have that problem So...Mr Akhilesh Yadav is a dynast. Mr Stalin (son of M Karunanidhi in DMK) is a dynast... even Abhishek Bachchhan is a dynast. So that’s how India runs. 1 cop dead another Can’t share Brahmaputra injured as anti-socials data but open for talks attack police team on Kailash Yatra: China Beijing Muscat has secured the release of an Indian priest who was abducted last year during a deadly attack by Islamist militants in Yemen, Oman’s official news agency said on Tuesday . Thomas Uzhunnalil has been held captive since March 2016, when jihadists attacked a care home operated by missionaries in the southern port city of Aden, killing 16 people, including four nuns. Oman’s news agency released a picture of Uzhunnalil wearing local traditional dress and with a flowing but tidy white beard grown while in captivity He appeared healthy, . standing tall before a portrait of the Oman’s Sultan Qaboos. The news release said Omani authorities “coordinated with Yemeni parties” to free Uzhunnalil, described as a “Vatican employee”, at the request of the sultan. PTI THEY run car over cops in Raisen G OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal A head constable was killed and another injured when a police team was run over by a wanted anti-social in Raisen district on Tuesday . Both miscreants managed to escape from the scene. A case under Section 302 of the IPC was registered against the duo. According to reports, Akshay Thakur was wanted in connection with a case under the SC/ST Act. On Tuesday the police were , informed that the miscreant along with his brother Tarbar Singh was creating nuisance in Jamunia village under Bharkatchh police station in Raisen district. A team comprising sub inspector Maya Singh, head constable Indreshpal Singh and constable Umesh Sharma rushed to the spot to nab him. On seeing the police team, Akshay who was sit, ting in Maruti 800, tried to run them over. Sharma and Singh were hit by the car and suffered injuries. While Sharma was admitted to a nearby hospital for treatment, Singh was referred to Bhopal with serious injuries. The miscreants managed to escape from the scene. Raisen SP GS Rajput said, "Head constable Indreshpal Singh Senger, constable Umesh Sharma and SI Maya Singh had gone to arrest Akshay Thakur of Jamunia village. Akshay is wanted under SC/ST Act. The accused along with his brother Tarbar Singh tried to run over the police team with their Maruti 800. Indreshpal Singh and Umesh Sharma were injured. Indreshpal Singh was seriously injured. He was admitted to Bansal Hospital where he succumbed to injuries. Both Akshay Thakur and Tarbar Singh are absconding." Post Doklam, China on Tuesday said it cannot share with India the hydrological data of the Brahmaputra river due to upgradation of data collection station in Tibet but expressed readiness for talks to reopen the Nathu La pass in Sikkim for the KailashMansarovar Yatra. China is expected to share hydrological data on the Sutlej and Brahmaputra rivers with India during the flood season of May 15 to June 15 under a bilateral expert-level mechanism established in 2006. “For long time we have conducted cooperation on the river data with the Indian side. But to upgrade and renovate the relevant station in the Chinese side, we do not have the conditions now to collect the relevant statistics of the river,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told media here. PTI 2006-07 was possibly lowest for Team India: Tendulkar ‘Sangh does not run BJP, BJP does not run Sangh’ GREG Chappell was at DOES RSS CONTROL GOVERNMENT, DIPLOMATS ASK MOHAN BHAGWAT MASTER’S STROKE the helm as India coach Mumbai Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday said Indian cricket had possibly touched its lowest ebb leading upto the 2007 World Cup before recovering to move in a new direction. Tendulkar said the Indian cricket team witnessed a lot of changes after the first round exit from the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies and the move eventually reaped huge dividends. “I think 2006-07 we were possibly (at) lowest (phase). We didn’t qualify for the Super 8 stage of the 2007 WE DIDN’T qualify for the Super 8 stage of the 2007 World Cup. But we got back from there and started fresh thinking, we started moving in a new direction WE HAD to make a lot of changes. And once we had planned what we had to achieve as a team, we were committed to it and the results followed WE HAD to change a lot of things. Whether they were right or wrong we didn’t know. The change did not happen overnight. We had to wait for results. In fact it took me 21 yaears of my career to lift that beautiful World Cup trophy World Cup. But we got back from there and started fresh thinking, we started moving in a new direction,” the right-handed batsman recalled at a programme here. It was the phase during which Greg Chappell was at the helm as India coach, perhaps the most turbulent tenure in Indian cricket marred by his public fallout with Sourav Ganguly and some of the other senior Indian players. “We had to make a lot of changes. And once we had planned what we had to achieve as a team, we were committed to it and the results followed,” he added. In the 2007 World Cup, the Rahul Dravid-led India lost to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in group stages to crash out in the opening round. “We had to change a lot of things. Whether they were right or wrong we didn’t know. The change did not happen overnight. We had to wait for results. In fact it took me 21 years of my career to lift that beautiful World Cup trophy,” said Tendulkar. Tendulkar was part of the Indian squad which lifted the 2011 World Cup under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. PTI RSS does not support trolling. It amounts to hitting below the belt New Delhi RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said his organisation does not support trolling and aggressive behaviour on the net as it amounts to “hitting below the belt”. He was speaking at an interactive session here with foreign diplomats from more than 50 missions. “Trolling amounts to hitting below the belt. We do not support those who display such aggressive nature. We do not support TROLLING amounts to hitting below the belt. We do not support those who display such aggressive nature. We do not support trolling and aggressive behaviour on the net NO DISCRIMINATION and oneness of our nation and oneness of the world is our goal AS SWAYAMSEVAKS we consult and exchange notes but independent in functioning trolling and aggressive behaviour on the net,” Bhagwat was quoted in a series of tweets posted by Prasar Bharti Chairman A Surya Prakash who was present at the event. Prasar Bharti is a broad- casting agency which runs Doordarshan and All India Radio. Besides addressing the diplomats, Bhagwat answered questions at the event organised by the India Foundation, a rightleaning think tank.