r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 RNI No. 38281/83 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 24.5 C.16.4 C. In a Crisis, Be Calm. Do not freak out! Think, what is the worst thing that can happen? If the possible consequence is of minimal significance, then have a cup of coffee and enjoy life! Master Choa Kok Sui Thought for the day Sikkim fuelling Darjeeling unrest for its own benefit, says Mamata NATION VOL. XXXIV NO. 238 | INDORE INDORE | THURSDAY | FEBRUARY 8, 2018 | PAGES 14 | `3 MODI DE-FANGS THE OPPOSITION EDIT 5 nat’l parties earn ` 299.54cr in FY 17 BJP AND CONGRESS yet to file reports: ADR AGENCIES New Delhi News Brief Kohli hits 34th ton, Mahi gets 400th victim in India win CAPE TOWN: Virat Kohli slammed 34th One-day International ton, Dhoni became fourth wicketkeeper to effect 400 dismissals in ODIs as India beat South Africa by 124 runs in third ODI to take unassailable 3-0 leader in six match series. This is the first time that India has won three matches on the trot in South Africa Pg-14 Five out of seven national parties have declared a total income of Rs 299.54 crore during 2016- 17, with the BSP showing the highest income of Rs 173.58 crore, says a report by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). The BJP and the Congress have not yet submitted their audited reports to the ECI, more than three months after the due date for submission, the report which was released on Wednesday said. The due date for submission of annual audited accounts for the parties was October 30, 2017. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) and the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) submitted their audit reports on time, while the Communist Party of India (CPI) submitted its report 22 days after the due date for submission. The NCP submitted its audited report on January 19, 2018, more than two months after the due date for submission. "The BSP has shown the highest in- ‘Shortage of nearly 1,500 IAS officers’ Jhulan first woman cricketer to take 200 wickets ASSOCIATION FOR DEMOCRATIC REFORMS REPORT ONLY Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) and the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) submitted their audit reports on time COMMUNIST Party of India submitted its report 22 days after the due date for submission. THE BSP has shown the highest income amongst the national parties with a total income of Rs 173.58 crore during 2016-17. This forms 57.95 per cent of the total income national parties, together during 2016-17 THE CPM declared the second highest income of Rs 100.25 crore which forms come amongst the national parties with a total income of Rs 173.58 crore during 2016-17. This forms 57.95 per cent of the total income national parties, together during 2016-17," Delhibased think-tank ADR said. The CPM declared the second highest income of Rs 100.25 crore which forms 33.47 per cent of the total income of the five national parties, while the CPI declared the least income of Rs 2.07 crore AGENCIES New Delhi PATEL VS NEHRU: If Sardar Patel had become the prime minister, today a part of our beloved Kashmir would not have been under Pakistani occupation. ON DEMOCRACY: You talk of democracy and try to lecture us? It was your party chief who tore up an ordinance and threw it in the faces of the media... It was your party chief who did not let young leaders get their points of view CONG SPEAK GUEST EDITOR’S CHOICE cy of 1,496, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. Giving state-wise details, the minister said that UP has 515 officers against the total authorised strength of 621. CONTD. ON P10 which forms a mere 0.69 per cent of the total income of these parties during 2016-17. The BSP declared a total income of Rs 173.58 crore during 2016-17, but spent only 30 per cent (Rs 51.83 crore) of the total income, the report, which analysed the total income and expenditure incurred by the national parties during 2016-17, as declared in their IT returns submitted to the ECI, said. AGENCIES New Delhi The finance ministry has told the Central Information Commission (CIC) that it does not have information about the loans given to industrialist Vijay Mallya, prompting the transparency panel to remark that the response was "vague and not sustainable as per law". Chief Information Commis- sioner R K Mathur, while hearing the matter of one Rajiv Kumar Khare, told the finance ministry official that the Right to Information (RTI) application filed Home loans for pre-2016 borrowers to get cheaper The cost of borrowing for those who have availed home loans before April 2016 and are stuck in the older base rate regime may get cheaper. The RBI has decided to "harmonise the methodology of determining benchmark rates by linking the Base Rate to the MCLR or Marginal Cost of Funds based Lending Rates with effect from April 1, 2018". The central bank will issue necessary instructions by the end of next week. Urjit Patel, retained the repurchase or repo rate at 6 per cent and reverse repo rate at 5.75 per cent. It kept a neutral stance at its 6th and the last bi- monthly monetary policy review of the current fiscal, 2017-18. Inflation, which surged to a 17-month high of 5.21 per cent in December, is likely to accelerate further after Budget for 2018-19 widened fiscal deficit target so as to finance higher rural spend and mega healthcare plan. NEW INDIA VS GANDHI'S INDIA: Taking on the Congress over the 1984 Sikh riots, the Prime Minister asked if the party wanted the emergency era back. "You don't need a new India, you need that India where law bends its knees in front of the powerful," CONG-MUKHT BHARAT: Citing Mahatma Gandhi's statement that the Congress was no longer needed since India got Independence from the British, PM Modi said "Congressmukt Bharat" was not his idea, but Gandhi-ji's idea. GUEST EDITOR’S CHOICE by the applicant should be transferred to the proper public authority . The finance ministry official may have claimed that the ministry does not have information on the loans sanctioned by different banks to Mallya or the details of the guarantee given by Mallya against those loans, but the ministry had responded to questions in this regard in Parliament in the past. Union Minister of State for Finance Santosh Gangwar had responded to a question on Mallya on March 17, 2017, stating that the person, whose name was mentioned (Mallya), was given a loan in September, 2004 and that it was reviewed in February, 2008. ‘Want something beyond TV news’ What is it that a person like Prof Rishikesha T Krishnan, director, Indian Institute of Management, Indore, looks for in a newspaper? Definitely not breaking news, says the director, who was on a visit to Free Press on Wednesday evening as Guest Editor of the newspaper for the day . His 'job' for the evening was to select news, from his perspective, for publication on Front page and other sections of the newspaper edition of February 8. The Reserve Bank on Wednesday kept interest rates unchanged for the third time in a row saying that higher government spending would accelerate inflation, and warned of risks from wider fiscal deficit. The 6-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), headed by RBI Governor The right thing is to read Discovery of India of (Jawaharlal) Nehru, Glimpses of (World) History and also, My Experiments of Truth. We prescribe those books to PM Modi: V Moily We expected the prime minister to speak like a prime minister. Every time, his speech is about the Congress, Congress leaders and Modi. There are some important issues before the country that he is silent on - corruption in the Rafale deal, farmers..: Rahul Gandhi FREE PRESS GUEST EDITOR: IIM-I DIRECTOR PROF RISHIKESHA T KRISHNAN OUR STAFF REPORTER Indore AGENCIES Mumbai AIM CHASERS: Countering the Congress claims about the NDA government "repackaging" UPA government's schemes as NDA government's achievements." You also called us name changer... if you look at our work, you would call us aim chasers FinMin to CIC: Don’t have records of Mallya’s loans N-ballistic Prithvi-II test fired successfully RBI keeps policy rate unchanged; flags deficit, inflation CONGRESS HAS 'SMALL MIND', 'FESTIVAL OF HONESTY' UNDER MY GOVERNMENT: MODI There is a shortage of nearly 1,500 IAS officers in the country the government said on , Wednesday Officers in posi. tion as on January 1, 2017, is 5,004 against the total authorised strength of 6,500 -- vacan- KIMBERLEY: On Wednesday, India fast bowler Jhulan Goswami became the first woman cricketer to claim 200 wickets in one-day internationals. The 35-yearold achieved this feat when she bagged the wicket of South Africa opener Laura Wolvaardt during the second Pg-13 one-day game. 33.47% of the total income of the five national parties, while the CPI declared the least income of Rs 2.07 crore INCOME of BJP during 2015-16 was the highest among all the national parties. The party had declared a total income of Rs 570.86 crore but is yet to submit its copy of Income Tax returns for 2016-17 to the Election Commission of India, ADR said. INCOME of INC was the second highest during 201516 with Rs 261.56 crore but the party is also yet to submit a copy of its IT returns with the ECI for FY16-17, the report added. ON PARTITION: This is the same party that divided India. For decades, one party devoted all their energies to serve one family. The interests of the nation were over looked just for the interests of one family." As for his preference for newspaper content Prof Krishnan was clear about wanting to read more of insights into news as well as features and off beat news. "I think people get to know all about breaking news from TV channels and that is not exactly the reason why they pick up a newspaper. What they seek in newspapers is something beyond what they have already seen in the news channels," he told Free Press editorial team. The director was accompanied by his wife Kajoli Banerjee Krishnan, a PhD from IIT Kanpur with about 30 years research experience including 17+ years at General Electric (GE). While presiding over the evening meeting of editorial for news selection, Prof Krishnan told the team that he has been an avid newspaper reader right from the beginning. He preferred reading political news and current affairs. He informed the team that this is his second visit to a newspaper office as earlier he had visited the office of The Hindu in Chennai. n IIM-I dir dons..., P2 Failure keeps Kriti grounded www.freepressjournal.in Jeetu’s cousin claims she was abused when 18 AGENCIES Shimla Veteran actor Jeetendra was on Wednesday accused of sexually harassing his cousin, who has come forward to file a police complaint 47 years after the alleged incident. Jeetendra, whose real name is Ravi Kapoor, is the son of the victim's father's sister. As per the complaint, the incident took place in January 1971, when the victim was 18 and Jeetendra was 28. GLAM Sunrise: 07: 03 Sunset: 06: 18 HUMIDITY Morning : 67 Evening : 45 Traffic cops have only one speed gun to keep tab on 18L vehicles Taxmen search Police battle resource crunch 18 premises of in fight against over-speeding My Car group SACHIN SHARMA Indore OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal City traffic police resolve to check over-speeding has hit resource crunch. The cops have only single speed gun and radar to keep a tab on 18 lakh vehicles zipping around roads and bylanes. Post DPS bus accident, where in the state government has reduced speed limit to 40kmph for school buses, the cops really need some supernatural help to keep a tab on speed violators. Though more than 350 school buses have been In a major move, the investigation wing of income tax department on Wednesday conducted search at more than 18 premises of My Car group in Madhya Pradesh and other states. The Group operates one of the biggest chains of automobile showrooms in the state. Besides a dozen premises in Bhopal, Group’s establishments in Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur and Kanpur were also searched. The residences and offices of the company’s director Saurabh Garg, his son Rishabh Garg, company’s CA Vinod Joshi and franchisee of Senco Gold and Diamonds Satish Arora were also covered. Inquiries conducted by the I-T authorities revealed that cars were sold in backdate from My Car showrooms after demonenisation came into effect. The search teams found mismatch between the dates mentioned in the sales invoices of vehicles and insurance documents of the company. There were reports of company evading taxes. CONTD. ON P10 GUEST EDITOR’S CHOICE fined post DPS bus accident, the lack of resources raises a question mark over city police assurance of keeping a tab on overspeeding vehicles. In a bid check overspeeding, the police have put up sign boards about speed limit. However, drivers continue to violate the rule with aplomb. Reason: They are well aware of police inability to monitor their vehicle's speed without adequate equip- PM's wife hurt in road mishap, 1 relative dead AGENCIES Chittorgarh 153 fined till date in 2018 for over speeding police claimed that 350 The trafficbuses have been challaned for violating traffic rules. DSP Sunil Sharma said that around 153 challans have been issued till date in 2018 for over speeding. Besides, 94 school buses were fined for violation of speed governors, he added. Despite handicaps, police have put speed gun and speed radar to better use and challaned 98 vehicles for over-speeding till date in 2018. Sharma said, "Availability of more speed guns will help us check violators more efficiently." ments. Even the RTO has remained oblivious and negligent towards the need of putting a tab on speeding personal and public transport vehicles. n Ill equipped dept..., P2 DRAGON WARNS INDIA ON MALDIVES ‘Outside interference will complicate situation’ DENIES BACKING prez Yameen Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben sustained injuries while a relative died when their car rammed into a truck in Chittorgarh in Rajasthan, police said. According to information, Jashodaben was travelling in an Innova with four other people when their vehicle collided with a truck on the Chittorgarh-Kota four- China on Wednesday indirectly cautioned India against intervening in the Maldives, saying any outside ‘interference’ in the country’s political crisis would ‘complicate’ the situation - a day after the exiled GUEST EDITOR’S CHOICE GUEST EDITOR’S CHOICE lane road. While the Prime Minister's wife sustained some injuries, her relative Basant Bhai Modi, 67, died on the spot. A female relative, Vimla Modi, the wife of the person killed, was also injured. The accident occurred around 45 km from the district headquarters under Parsoli station area in village Katunda, when Jashodaben and the others were going to Chittorgarh after attending a function in Kota. CONTD. ON P10 former President Mohamed Nasheed sought India's military help. China also denied allegations that Maldivian President Abdullah Yameen had its backing and said Beijing follows the principles of non-interference in other countries' domestic affairs. “The current situation in the Maldives is its internal affair. It should be properly resolved through dialogue and consultation by relevant parties,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesper- AGENCIES Beijing ‘India not occupiers, but liberators’ MALE: In a rebuff to China, Indian Ocean nation's exiled ex-President Mohamed Nasheed on Wednesday reiterated his appeal to India to intervene, saying his countrymen view New Delhi's role "positively" and during the 1988 crisis India were "not occupiers but liberators". Yameen govt invites int’l organisations MALE/NEW DELHI: Facing flak for imposing emergency, the Maldives invited representatives from international organisations to visit the country to assess the situation. son Geng Shuang said. “The international community should play a constructive role based on the (principle of) respecting the sovereignty of the Maldives instead of taking actions that may complicate the current situation," Geng said. Maha tiger to get prosthetic limb with surgeon’s help AGENCIES Nagpur A renowned orthopaedic surgeon and a group of veterinary doctors have come together to implant a prosthetic limb on a tiger whose paw was amputated in 2012. Besides orthopaedic surgeon Shushrut Babhulkar and veterinary doctors of the Maharashtra Animal & Fisheries Science University (MAFSU), experts from IIT-Bombay and abroad will be working to provide relief to the tiger, `Sahebrao'. Babhulkar has adopted the eight-year-old tiger, now housed in the newlyopened Gorewada Rescue Centre in Nagpur. Sahebrao had injured its front left paw after it got entangled in a steel trap GUEST EDITOR’S CHOICE laid by poachers near a waterhole in the Palasagaon forest range of the TadobaAndhari Tiger Reserve in Chandrapur district in 2012. The feline, whose paw was amputated, was two years old at the time of the incident. Babhulkar said four to five days back, he along with his family visited the centre where many rescued wildlife animals had been kept. "While in the rescue centre, I saw this huge tiger, probably one of the biggest in the world, in amputated condition barely able to walk and growling in pain," he said. "Subsequently, I spoke to authorities concerned and offered to help treat the tiger," Babhulkar said, adding he then adopted the wild cat. The surgeon said he will take help from veterinary doctors from abroad and ensure that Sahebrao starts walking gracefully . The tiger will be treated in two phases, each spread over three to six months. "In the first stage, we will be working to treat the pain the tiger is going through. Subsequently, an artificial limb will be implanted on its amputated limb."