r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2015-2017 WEATHER 0 RNI No. 38281/83 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE 0 29.6 C.21.5 C. Sunrise: 06: 12 Sunset: 06: 34 HUMIDITY Morning : 97 Evening : 93 Her Holiness Mataji Nirmala Devi NATION “When you meditate you are in silence. You are in thoughtless awareness.” VOL. XXXIV NO. 95 | INDORE INDORE | THURSDAY | SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 | PAGES 14 SHARAD YADAV FACTION CALLS NAT’L COUNCIL MEET ON OCT 8 EDIT UK FREEZE OF DAWOOD ASSETS A WIN FOR INDIA 1,200 NGOs on notice over foreign money VALIDATEbank accounts receiving fund, says home ministry New Delhi News Brief M-AADHAR AS ID PROOF FOR TRAIN PASSENGERS NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Railways said on Wednesday it has decided to allow m- Aadhar, a digital version of the Aadhar card, as proof of identity for travellers in any reserved class. ARUNDHATI ROY OUT OF MAN BOOKER RACE NEW DELHI: Arundhati Roy’s latest novel, “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” has failed to make the cut for the shortlist of six books for The Man Booker Prize (Fiction) 2017. CITIZENSHIP TO CHAKMA, HAJONG REFUGEES NEW DELHI: The Centre will grant citizenship to all Chakma and Hajong refugees living in the Northeast but ensure that the rights of indigenous people are not diluted, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said on Wednesday. MAKE AADHAAR MUST FOR NRI MARRIAGES NEW DELHI: Aadhaar should be made mandatory for the registration of NRI marriages in India to tackle desertion and other marital issues, an interministerial committee has recommended to the Ministry of External Affairs. CREAMY LAYER CAP FOR OBCS RAISED TO RS 8L NEW DELHI: The ‘creamy layer’ ceiling for OBC reservation has been raised to Rs 8 lakh from the existing Rs 6 lakh per year, according to an official order issued on Wednesday. 1 DEAD, MANY HURT IN SCHOOL SHOOTING WASHINGTON: Freeman High school at Spokane in Washington is under lockdown after a shooting took place in the area, say reports. One person has been killed. Police said due to reported shooting all schools "are in full lockdown as a precautionary measure." PARIS, LOS ANGELES TO HOST OLYMPIC LIMA: The International Olympic Committee named Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics on Wednesday crowning two cities at the same time in a historic first for the embattled sports body. KAMAL HAASAN TO MISS ANTI-FASCISM MEET CHENNAI: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Wednesday said he won't be able to attend the national seminar against communal fascism due to his commitment to reality show "Bigg Boss". As many as 1,222 NGOs across the country have been directed by the home ministry to validate the bank accounts in which they receive foreign contribution, failure of which will invite punitive action. Among others, the list includes Sri Ramakrishna Math, Ramakrishna Mission, Indore Cancer Foundation Charitable Trust, Coimbatore Christian Charitable Trust, Delhi School Of Social Work Society Hindu Anath , Ashram and Madani Darut Tarbiyat. In a circular, the ministry said all NGOs registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) should receive foreign donations in a single designated bank account. However, it is seen that a number of such organisations have not validated their foreign contribution designated accounts, causing problems for the banks to comply with the FCRA provisions that they (banks) report to the central government within 48 hours of such receipt or utilisation of foreign contribution, the cir- VVIP chopper scam: Woman dir of Dubai firm chargesheeted New Delhi The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday filed a chargesheet against the woman director of a Dubai-based company in a money laundering case related to AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal. The chargesheet was filed before Special Judge Arvind Kumar, who listed the matter for further hearing on September 19. The ED has chargesheeted Shivani Saxena under various charges dealing with Prevention of Money Laundering Act. It is the second supplementary chargesheet filed in the case. The ED in June last year filed first supplementary chargesheet against British national Christian Michel James, Delhi-based Media Exim Pvt Ltd and its Director R.K. Nanda and former Director J.B. Subramaniyam in its ongoing money laundering probe in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland helicopter deal. The first chargesheet was filed in the case in November 2014 against businessman Gautam Khaitan, his wife Ritu, Chandigarhbased firm Aeromatrix and two alleged Italian middlemen Guido Ralph Haschke and Carlo Gerosa. The chargesheet disclosed that the three alleged middlemen managed to make inroads into the IAF to influence and subvert its stand. IANS TIGHTENING THE NOOSE ON NOTICE are Sri Ramakrishna Math, Ramakrishna Mission, Indore Cancer Foundation Charitable Trust, Coimbatore Christian Charitable Trust, Delhi School Of Social Work Society, Hindu Anath Ashram and Madani Darut Tarbiyat. MODI GOVERNMENT has already cancelled registration of more than 10,000 nongovernmental organisations in the last three years for alleged non-filing of annual returns as mandated in the FCRA. RENEWALS OF more than 1,300 NGOs have been denied or they were closed in recent past for allegedly violating various provisions of the FCRA. IN NOVEMBER, 2016, the government had directed more than 11,000 NGOs to file applications for renewal of registration by February 28, 2017. 3,500 NGOS have filed applications for renewal and hence the registration of more than 7,000 NGOs were deemed expired due to non-filing of renewal applications. cular read. These associations are required to validate their foreign designated accounts and also the utilisation accounts immediately and send the details, including the bank branch, code, account number, IFSC etc through FC 6 form which is available on https: //fcraonline.nic.in, the circular said. “Non-compliance may lead to penal actions as per FCRA 2010,” it said. A few others NGOs named are Rehmat E Alam Hospital Trust Anantanag, Rotary Club of Mumbai Midwest, JK Trust, Bombay Goonj, , www.freepressjournal.in | ` 2.50 Madina Education and Charitable Society Naga, land Bible College, Indian Institute for Nature and Environment Study . The Modi government, which has tightened the rules for NGOs, has already cancelled registration of more than 10,000 non-governmental organisations in the last three years for alleged non-filing of annual returns as mandated in the FCRA. In addition, renewals of more than 1,300 NGOs have been denied or they were closed in recent past for allegedly violating various provisions of the FCRA. PTI POLITICAL PRESSURE OR BIG MOOLAH? GLAM THOUGHT FOR THE DAY DINING WITH BAAHUBALI GLOBAL HUMAN CAPITAL INDEX Dawood Ibrahim’s UK India ranks 103, lowest among properties BRICS economies; Norway tops seized RANKED 65 out of 130 in devpt of skills needed for future London In a boost for Indian agencies, authorities in the United Kingdom have seized properties belonging to fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim, the media reported on Wednesday . Dawood Ibrahim’s name appears on the latest UK Treasury Department’s “Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets”, the Birmingham Mail reported. The assets which have been frozen include properties in Midlands. Dawood Ibrahim owns a hotel in Warwickshire and residential properties across the Midlands, according to the report. The Treasury sanction document lists three recorded addresses for Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan including one called The White House in the seaside Clifton area in Karachi. It also lists 21 aliases used by the don. The sanctions prohibit the transfer of funds to anyone on the list and freezes any assets the targets may hold in the UK. The Indian investigators had been pursuing Dawood Ibrahim’s assets in the UK and visited the Midlands in 2015 to identify his assets. New York India has been placed at a low 103 rank, the lowest among BRICS economies, on the WEF’s Global Human Capital Index, which has been topped by Norway . India also ranks “among the lowest in the world” when it comes to the employment gender gap, but has fared well when it comes to development of skills needed for the future with a rank of 65 out of total 130 countries surveyed. The list compiled by Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) takes into account “the knowledge and skills people possess that enable them to create value in the global economic system” to measure the ‘human capital’ rank of a country India . was ranked 105th on this list last year, while Finland was on the top which has pushed by Norway to second place this year. The WEF said India is ranked lower than its BRICS peers, with Russian Federation placed as high as 16th place, followed by China at 34th, Brazil at 77th and South Africa at 87th place. Among the South Asian countries also, India was ranked lower than Sri Lan- THE REPORT TAKES into account “the knowledge and skills people possess that enable them to create value in the global economic system” to measure the ‘human capital’ rank of a country INDIA IS RANKED LOWER than its BRICS peers, with Russian Federation placed as high as 16th place, followed by China at 34th, Brazil at 77th and South Africa at 87th place. AMONG SOUTH ASIAN countries also, India was ranked lower than Sri Lanka and Nepal, although higher than neighbouring Bangladesh and Pakistan. RANKS 118 for labour force participation among the key 35-54 year old demographic, suggesting far too many Indians are engaged in informal or subsistent employment WHEN it comes to development of skills needed for the future, the country fares strongly, ranking 65 out of 130 back by educational attainment education INDIA is held(primarylow year olds is attainment among 25 -54 110th for example) and low deployment of its human capital OTHER countries in the top 10 include, the United States (4th), Denmark (5th), Germany (6th), New Zealand (7th), Sweden (8th), Slovenia (9th) and Austria (10th) ka and Nepal, although higher than neighbouring Bangladesh and Pakistan. “India is held back by a number of factors, including low educational attainment (primary education attainment among 25 -54 year olds is 110th for example) and low deployment of its human capital, meaning the skills available are not getting put to good use”, WEF said. Giving examples, WEF said India ranks 118 for labour force participation among the key 35-54 year MODI-ABE ROADSHOW ON WAY TO SABARMATI ASHRAM No earthly reason for letting Sagar mayor off the hook NITENDRA SHARMA Bhopal That the ruling dispensation’s claims of battling corruption with all its might are meant just for public consumption is evident by the way the financial and administrative powers of Sagar Mayor Abhay Dare have been restored by the state government. After the surfacing of an audio clip in which Dare is heard demanding commission from a contractor, the Commissioner, Urban Administration had stripped him of his administrative and financial powers. Subsequently, a show-cause notice was served on Dare asking him why he should not be removed from his post. Commissioner, urban Administration Vivek Agarwal had also held him guilty. However now, the Principal Secretary of the department Malay Shrivastava has issued an order restoring the powers of Dare and recommending a detailed enquiry into the case. The show-cause notice has also been withdrawn. Nowhere does the 31-page I have closed the case on the basis of facts: PS Principal Malay Shrivastava has Thethat he hadSecretarythe said closed case against the Mayor on the basis of facts. He said that his conclusions were based on nine points. “If the commissioner can provide satisfactory clarification vis-à-vis these points, action will be taken against the Mayor” . Recommendation for EOW probe stuck development had The commissioner, urban recommended an enquiry ICJ to resume hearing in Jadhav case Islamabad COMMISSIONER indicts, PS gives clean chit G old demographic, suggesting far too many Indians are engaged in informal or subsistent employment. “However there is a modern India rising. When it comes to development of skills needed for the future, the country fares strongly , ranking 65 out of 130,” it said adding the country also performed well in the know-how parameter that measures the use of specialised skills at work. “India faces a number of challenges but looks to be moving in the right direction,” WEF noted. PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe wave from an open vehicle during their roadshow in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Abe is on a two-day visit to India (P-9) Interim relief against stay to Ryan Group trustees extended by the EOW into the case. However, the GAD is sitting on the file for the past six months. PRADYUMAN’S father opposes their bail pleas order of the PS says that the audio clipping was fake. The conversation being an old one and the audio clip not being subjected to forensic examination have been cited as reasons for not taking any action against Dare. Interestingly, the clip was not sent for forensic examination for six months. CONTD. ON P10 The Bombay High Court on Wednesday extended till Thursday the interim protection from arrest granted to the trustees of Ryan International Group, even as the father of the seven-yearold boy killed on the group’s Gurgaon campus sought to oppose their anticipatory bail pleas. The high court directed the boy’s father, Barun Mumbai Thakur, to give the trustees a copy of his intervening application opposing their pre-arrest bail petitions. Thakur, the father of the Class 2 student Pradyuman, today filed an intervening application oppos- ing the anticipatory bail pleas filed by the group’s CEO, Ryan Pinto, and his parents -Augustine Pinto, the founding chairman of the group, and Grace, its managing director. Thakur’s lawyer Sushil Tekriwal informed Justice Ajey Gadkari of his client’s intervening application following which the court directed him to give a copy of it to the Pintos’ counsel Niteen Pradhan. PTI The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is set to resume on Wednesday hearing in the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death by Pakistan. The judicial body of the United Nations had earlier fixed time limits for the filing of the initial pleadings in the case. The court had fixed June 13, 2017, September 13 and December 13 as dates for India to file its documents and for Pakistan to file counter-documents. The order was made after taking into account the views of the parties, said an ICJ statement. Jadhav was awarded capital sentence by a Pakistan military court for espionage. India challenged the verdict in the top UN court, accusing Pakistan of violating the Vienna Convention by failing to provide Jadhav with consular access which it said was in breach of international human rights laws. Delhi also appealed to the court to impose emergency measures for Jadhav’s execution to be suspended until the legal battle in The Hague concludes. On May 18, the ICJ ruled that Jadhav must not be put to death by Islamabad until the ICJ has had enough time to pass the final judgement in the case. IANS India lags in meeting UN’s 2030 health target: Lancet China, Russia assure support Washington India ranks 128th in terms of meeting the UN’s healthrelated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with low scores on air pollution, sanitation, hepatitis B and child wasting, according to a global health review published in The Lancet on Wednesday . The Global Burden of Disease study provides new estimates on where the world currently stands in terms of meeting these goals, showing that while some coun- INDIA ranked 128th with low scores on air pollution, sanitation, hepatitis B and child wasting. SINGAPORE, Iceland and Sweden were the highest performing countries in terms of the overall health-related SDGs. SOMALIA, Central African Republic, and Afghanistan ranked lowest. UK was ranked 10th but, in comparison to other countries, performed poorly on indicators of child sexual abuse, alcohol use, smoking prevalence and child overweight. THE US ranked 24th and performed poorly on indicators of suicide mortality, child sexual abuse, alcohol use and homicide. CHINA ranked 74th with low scores on air pollution, road injury, poisoning and smoking. CAMBODIA, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea, Laos, Turkey and China recorded the greatest improvements on the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) indicator between 2000 and 2016. tries have made significant improvements, much progress is needed. The study is the first comprehensive analysis of trends from 1990-2014 and projections to 2030 for 188 countries. The analysis also ranks countries on an overall health- related SDG index. Singapore, Iceland and Sweden were the highest performing countries in terms of the overall healthrelated SDGs. Somalia, Central African Republic, and Afghanistan ranked lowest. The UK was ranked 10th but, in comparison to other countries, performed poorly on indicators of child sexual abuse, alcohol use, smoking prevalence and child overweight. The US ranked 24th and performed poorly on indicators of suicide mortality , child sexual abuse, alcohol use and homicide. China ranked 74th with low scores on air pollution, road injury poisoning and smok, ing. India ranked 128th with low scores on air pollution, sanitation, hepatitis B and child wasting. PTI to Pak after Trump criticism Islamabad China and Russia have assured Pakistan at the diplomatic level that they would veto any US move in the United Nations to slap economic sanctions on Islamabad over failure to eliminate terror safe havens, according to a media report on Wednesday . The ties between Pakistan and the US deteriorated after US President Donald Trump in August criticised Islamabad+ for providing safe havens to terrorists. The Express Tribune and its sister publication Daily Express reported that the US has hinted at imposing sanctions on Pakistani officials allegedly having links with militants. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had warned on Monday that any targeted sanctions against Pakistani officials would not help in US counter-terrorism efforts.