r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 WEATHER 0 RNI No. 38281/83 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE 0 32.5 C.15.7 C. Sunrise: 07: 04 Sunset: 06: 16 HUMIDITY Morning : 57 Evening : 39 NATION Her Holiness Mataji Nirmala Devi Maharaj VOL. XXXIV NO. 237 | INDORE INDORE | WEDNESDAY | FEBRUARY 7, 2018 | PAGES 14 www.freepressjournal.in | `3 EDIT LET ESCAPES WITH PAK AIDE FROM HOSPITAL, 2 COPS KILLED IN CROSSFIRE SENSEX: NO CAUSE FOR PANIC GLAM “Freedom is when you really get your own powers, which are within you.” THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: SALMAN KO LADKI MIL GAYI Trump bubble bursts, Wall Street slumps ASIA AND EUROPE MARKETS AWASH WITH RED as investor panic spreads FP NEWS SERVICE New York/London/Mumbai G Wall Street stocks plunged in chaotic trading on Tuesday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average witnessing its steepest ever one-day point drop, wiping 4.6 per cent off the value of America's 30 largest companies. The rout in US markets continued to ripple around the globe – Japanese shares were down about 7 percent at one point before ending 4.7 The reason #sensex is falling because our politicians are discussing chai & pakoras in Parliament VESSEL WITH 22 INDIAN CREW FREED MUMBAI: Pirates, who had seized an oil tanker with an all-Indian crew of 22 off the Benin coast in north-west Africa, on Tuesday released the vessel and its occupants after five days in captivity, officials said. All crew members are safe and no ransom was paid. 2 KILLED, 100 HURT IN TAIWAN QUAKE TAIPEI: A 6.4-magnitude quake on the east coast of Taiwan has left two dead and more than 100 injured after buildings were toppled and a hotel collapsed. Premier William Lai said two people had died in the quake in the port city of Hualien and 114 were injured, some seriously. He gave no further details. AI DELHI-TEL AVIV FLIGHT SOON JERUSALEM: Air India will get a one-time grant of 750,000 euros from Israel for launching direct flights between New Delhi and Tel Aviv, which is likely to be launched next month, a senior Israeli official said on Tuesday. LeT FREES PAK AIDE, KILLS TWO COPS SRINAGAR: The Lashkar-eTaiba on Tuesday opened fire at a police team inside the SMHS hospital complex in a high security area of Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital, freeing a "hardcore" Pakistani terrorist and killing two policemen, police said. KHER, MADHAV'S TWITTER ACCOUNTS HACKED NEW DELHI: Twitter on Tuesday temporarily shut down the accounts of veteran actor Anupam Kher, RSS leader and BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav and senior journalist and MP Swapan Dasgupta after they were allegedly hacked by proPakistani Turkish cyber army Ayyildiz Tim. NEW DELHI: As markets extended losses for the sixth successive session, investors became poorer by nearly Rs 10 lakh crore, with Rs 2.7 lakh crore of wealth being wiped out in Tuesday's session only amid sell-off in world stocks. (Page 11) percent lower, while markets in Hong Kong and Taiwan closed down about 5 percent. An index of Chinese companies listed in Hong Kong fell nearly 6 percent. The selling was broad, hitting compa- nies of all sizes across many industries. The Sensex, too, plunged nearly 1,275 points before recouping and closing 561 points lower at 34,195. The trigger for the global selloff was job data in US, which showed American wages increasing at the fastest pace since 2009. This has raised alarm about higher inflation and with it potentially higher interest rates. In anticipation of fasterthan-expected rate hike from the Federal Reserve - the US central bank – bond yields have spiked in the US, undermining the attraction of equities. Higher bond yields are also seen as negative for emerging markets and commodity prices. There’s no doubt that the 7.8 percent drop since January 26 is substantial; it represents nearly $2 trillion of paper wealth. Bill introduced in ‘No notice for minor ‘Don't dump junk, we are US House to end filing mismatch’ non-def aid to Pak BID TO EASE I-T return processing not garbage collectors ‘ ACCUSED OF assisting militants RELIEF FOR SALARIED TAXPAYERS News Brief Mkt mayhem: Investors become poorer by Rs 10 lakh cr in 6 days New Delhi From now on, the taxman will not issue demand notice to taxpayers in case there is a minor mismatch between their income tax return (ITR) and the corresponding tax credit data collected by the department from banks and other financial institutions. The measure, introduced in the latest Financial Bill, is aimed to provide relief to small and salaried class of taxpayers and aims to ease out issues of small discrepancies that sometimes crop up between the information on Form-16 (provided by the employer) and Form-26AS (tax credit statement received by the tax department). "A policy decision has been made not to issue tax demand notices in case of minor mismatch in these instances. We trust the taxpayer and the step is aimed to make easy the processing of income tax returns," CBDT Chairman Sushil Chandra said. He said the policy measure 300-word essay to apply for vigilance commissioner in CVC New Delhi Applicants for the post of vigilance commissioner in the anti-corruption watchdog CVC need to write a 300word essay to support their candidature. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has sought applications for the post from candidates with “outstanding merit and impeccable integrity .” “Please indicate your suitability: assessments for the post (in not more than 300 words.),” reads the application for for the post. The applicants should not be more than 62 years of age as on January 1, 2018 so that those considered for selection get at least a three-year tenure as vigilance commissioner, it said. The commission consists of a central vigilance commissioner and not more than two vigilance commissioners. PTI 1L I-T notices sent to Bitcoin investors Tax Department has issued about The Incomehaveone lakh notices to people who invested in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin without declaring these in their income tax returns, a top official said on Tuesday. will be enforced in respect of any return furnished for the upcoming assessment year (2018- 19) commencing from April 1. These demand notices, as per the existing procedure, were issued by the IT Department's central processing centre (CPC) located in Bengaluru. It is the repository to process the ITRs and match the data provided by the taxpayer through their Form-16 and the Form-26AS received by the department from multiple banking and financial institutions. Chandra, however, said in cases where the mismatch amount is high or gives rise to any sort of suspicion of tax evasion, such a case will be taken up for a detailed scrutiny PTI . SUPREME COURT COMES DOWN HEAVILY ON CENTRE NO POINT IN FILINGaffidavits if they contain nothing New Delhi The Supreme Court on Tuesday warned the Centre for dumping ‘junk’ before it in an 845-page affidavit containing incomplete information about solid waste management across the country saying that the top court is not a ‘garbage collector’. The scathing remarks by the apex court, which was hearing a matter related to implementation of Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 across the country, came when the Centre’s advocate proposed to file the affidavit in the court. A bench comprising justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta declined to take the affidavit on record and observed that the government cannot dump junk before it and there was no point in filing an affidavit if it contained ‘nothing’. “What are you trying to GENDER NEUTRAL LAW Daughter’s share in property: No retro bar FP NEWS SERVICE New Delhi G In a landmark judgment that will benefit millions of women and their children, the Supreme Court has held that a 2005 law that made the daughters equal to the sons in claiming right in their father's property will have retrospective effect in case of daughters born prior to the law coming into force on September 9, 2005. The 2005 amendment to the Hindu Succession Act did not provide its retrospective operation. A Bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan ruled that "sons and daughters of a coparcener become coparceners by virtue of birth" and as such the amendment gives all Hindu women, irrespective of birth date, share in father's property. It held that the change introduced by Parliament was made on the touchstone of equality to remove the "perceived disability and prejudice" to which a daughter was subjected. The Bench was dealing with an appeal against the Karnataka High Court judgment not recognising daughters born prior to the 2005 amendments as coparceners in father's ancestral property. The case relates to one Gurulingappa Savadi, who died in 2001, leaving behind his two sons, two daughters and a widow. A year later, his grandson filed a suit for partition of the family property, leaving out his two aunts, i.e. daughters of late Savadi. You framed rules in 2000 but nobody (states and UTs) implemented it. Then you came out with 2016 rules but nobody seems to be interested. When they are not following the easier norms then how will they follow stricter norms. Washington A bill on Tuesday was introduced in the US House of Representatives to end non-defence aid to Pakistan as it ‘provides military aid and intelligence’ to terrorists. It sought that the amount be redirect to infrastructure projects in the US. Introduced by Congressmen Mark Sanford from South Carolina and Thomas Massie from Kentucky, the legislation will prohibit the US State Department and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) from sending American taxpayer money to Pakistan. Instead, these funds will be redirected to the Highway Trust Fund, the account that pays for road infrastructure in the US. The lawmakers alleged that Pakistan "knowingly" provides resources to terrorists. Massie said the US do? Are you trying to impress us? We are not impressed. You are trying to dump everything on us. We are not going to accept it,” the bench told advocate Wasim A Qadri, who was appearing for the Centre. “Do not do this. Whatever junk you have, you dump it before us. We are not garbage collectors. Be absolutely clear about this,” the bench said. The court directed the government to file a chart within three weeks indicating whether the states and union territories (UTs) have constituted state-level advisory boards in accordance with the provision of the 2016 rules. It also asked the government to state in its chart the date when the advisory boards were constituted in the states and UTs, names of its chairperson and members and also details of meetings conducted by them. At the outset, Qadri told the bench that after the apex court’s December 12 last year order, the Centre had written to all the states and UTs on the issue and 22 states have given details so far. He said these details have been compiled in the affidavit. N-ballistic missile Agni 1 test-fired successfully Jadhav now facing trial on terrorism, sabotage charges: Pak Islamabad BALASORE: India on Tuesday successfully testfired its short-range nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-1 with a strike range of over 700 km from a test range off the Odisha coast, Defence sources said. Alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a Pakistani military tribunal for spying, is now facing trial on terrorism and sabotage charges too, Dawn quoted an official as saying. The Pakistan government has also sought access to 13 Indian officials to get information in the Jadhav case - a fact that is supposedly also mentioned in the countermemorial submitted by Pakistan at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the official told Dawn news. But New Delhi has remained "stubbornly uncooperative", he added. According to the official, Jadhav, 47, has multiple cases against him in which he had been indicted on terror and sabo- tage-related charges. The cases were progressing, he said, emphasising the one relating to spying had only concluded.The official did not disclose the names of the 13 Indian individuals. "We want to reach Jadhav's handlers," he told Dawn news.Pakistan has also sought information about his Navy service file, bank record of his pension payment, and issuance of the passport in the name of Mubarak Hussain Patel. According to Pakistan, Jadhav was captured by its security forces on March 3, 2016, in Balochistan. In April 2017, a Field General Court Martial (FGCM) sentenced Jadhav to death after being found guilty of espionage. should not funnel money to a government that "provides military aid and intelligence to terrorists". This common-sense bill puts America first by reallocating tax dollars to roads and bridges at home instead of funnelling money overseas, he added. Sanford said, "When the American people support other nations, our generosity shouldn't be used to reward terrorists with US taxpayer dollars. Couple this with the fact that the Highway Trust Fund will be USD 111 billion short by 2026, and it simply makes financial sense to repurpose these funds for our infrastructure." Senator Rand Paul, who introduced the companion legislation in the Senate, said we fail to protect the country and steward taxpayers' hard-earned money when we support countries that chant "death to America and burn our flag". PTI Now Manikarnika faces allegations of distorting history JAIPUR: Controversy over films based on historical characters fails to die down in Rajasthan as yet another right wing fringe group Sarva Brahmin Mahasabha has demanded the state government to immediately stop the shooting of the Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’. The film appears to be heading the Padamaavat way “We . have come to know that filmmakers are shooting for a love song in which Rani Laxmibai is seen with a British agent of East India Company We sus. pect that producers are making the film based on controversial book, Rani, written by Jaishree Misra,” state president of the group Suresh Mishra said. “We will meet the governor and home minister and if government does not react to our demands, protests will be escalated within three days,” he added. New-age love triangle with him, her and....internet device Maldives’ top court revokes order to free New Delhi Internet may have brought the world closer but distance between hearts seems to be growing with 2 in 3 respondents polled in India saying they felt their significant other was more interested in their Internet connected device than in them. According to a study by security solutions provider McAfee, 3 in 4 respondents indicated that they have had to compete DISTANCE BETWEEN HEARTS GROWING 3 in 4 respondents indicated that they have had to compete for attention of their date with their device. 20% said they set strict limits about Internet-connected device use when with their partner 77% respondents said they think the use of technology gets in the way of relationships 45% indicated that they have spied on their partner's social media accounts or connected devices 81% said they got into an argument with a friend, family member or significant other for being on their phone too much 70% said they find it very (40%) or somewhat (30%) important to disclose their relationship on social media for the attention of their date with their device. Also, 77 per cent respondents said they think the use of technology gets in the way of relationships. About 81 per cent said they got into an argument 58% saying they feel dating apps/websites are more effective at helping people find a date than friends and family are 89% respondents said privacy is important in a relationship 84%said they would share their personal passwords and PINs with their partners with a friend, family member or significant other for "being on their phone too much" when they spend time together. However, only 20 per cent said they set strict limits about Internet-connected device use when with their partner. Interestingly, nearly half of respondents (45 per cent) indicated that they have spied on their partner's social media accounts or connected devices. "In today's connected lifestyle, daily activities and interactions of consumers are powered by technology and apps. prisoners; Nasheed for Indian intervention Chief Justice arrested, other judges amend February 1 verdict Colombo/Male Maldives' Supreme court on Tuesday night revoked an order to release nine highprofile political prisoners, hours after former president Mohamed Nasheed sought India's military intervention to resolve the on- going political crisis in his country following declaration of emergency by President Abdulla Yameen and arrest of two top judges. Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another judge, Ali Hameed, were arrested after President Yameen declared a state of emergency on Monday In a late Tues. day night development, the remaining three judges of the Supreme Court amended an order to release nine high- profile political prisoners. In a statement, the judges said they were revoking the order to release the prisoners "in light of the concerns raised by the President".