SINCE 1928 Manu Bhaker shoots gold, Bronze for ravi kuMar Pg 20 north-east rejection and rahul gandhi REG. NO. MCS/048/2018-20; RNI NO. 1541/1957 M.P.C.S office Mumbai-400001 Fast News SC TO HEAR KARTI PLEA TODAY NEW DELHI: The SC will on Tuesday hear a fresh plea from Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union minister P Chidambaram, seeking quashing of the ED's summons against him in the INX Media corruption case. In his petition, Karti challenged the summons that the ED has no jurisdiction to issue such notices based on the FIR lodged by the CBI. The top court had on February 23 refused to stay the summons issued by the ED against Karti, presently in CBI custody in the INX Media money laundering case, after CBI said he was "not a common criminal" and his plea for quashing the notice was "a guise for an anticipatory bail plea". SSC PAPER LEAK: SC TO HEAR PLEA NEW DELHI: The SC is to hear a plea seeking an investigation into the alleged Staff Selection Commission (SSC) exam paper leak on March 12. On Sunday, SSC decided to recommend a CBI inquiry into allegations of exam paper leak in the exam held on held on February 21. EX-MIN DUPED OVER ‘SPL NO, IPHONE’ NASHIK: Getting a VIP SIM No 8444444444 and an iPhone 10 proved unlucky for exMaharashtra minister and Shiv Sena deputy leader Babanrao Gholap who was cheated by a thief for Rs 1,33,000. Gholap received an SMS last year with an offer of a SIM card and iPhone 10 at a discounted rate of Rs 1,40,000 instead of the approx Rs 2 lakhs. Gholap remitted Rs 50,000 and later on instalments for the remaining amount totalling Rs 1,33,000. On not receiving a special cell number or iphone, Gholap lodged a complaint at Nashik Road police station. Investigations are underway. Staff Reporter RECORD ‘GIRL’S STATEMENT': HC MUMBAI: The Bombay HC directed Thane police to record under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act the statement of a 15-yearold girl. Activist Karnik alleged that the girl was employed by Thane Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal as a domestic help. In Dec last year, he came across a video on social media in which the girl alleged that Jaiswal had subjected her to mistreatment and harassment. The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences (AMPAS) on Monday paid tributes to Indian stars Shashi Kapoor and Sridevi, along with a host of Hollywood actors Roger Moore, John Heard, Sam Shepard and Jerry Lewis, in the InMemoriam section of the Oscars. The InMemoriam segment of the annual Academy Awards remembers artistes who died in the past one year. Kapoor was primarily known as the charming, classic actor in Bollywood for his roles in the '70s and 1980s commercial films such as "Deewar", "Kabhie Kabhie", "Namak Halal" and "Kaala Patthar". EDIT irrfan khan suffering froM rare disease Pg 16 Pg 8 Sunjuwan terror Strike maStermind eliminated A ZISHAN Srinagar / Jammu In a major breakthrough, 20 days after the Sunjuwan terror attack, which claimed the lives of six soldiers and a civilian, security forces in Kashmir have ‘eliminated the mastermind’. He was identified as the Jaish-e-Mohammed operational commander Mufti Waqas. It will be recalled that three AK-56-wielding terrorists wearing Army combat uniform had entered the residential quarters of the Sunjuwan Army camp on February 10. Though the attackers were later killed in an encounter that lasted more than 36 hours, the mastermind remained elusive behind the scenes. Even as news of the Sunjuwan breakthrough tricked in, there were reports of six killings taking place in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district Monday on . The deceased included four local youths and two Lashkar-e-Taiba militants. Three local lads – Mohammad Shahid Khan (20), Suhail Khalil Wagay (22) and Shahnawaz Ahmad Wagay (23) – along with another LeT militant Amir Ahmad Malik were found Sunrise: 06:57 am Sunset: 06:41 pm THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Vol. 61 No.320 | TUESDAY | MARCH 6, 2018 | 20 Pages EDITIONs : MUMBAI*, PUNE, INDORE, BHOPAL freepressjournal.in twitter.com/fpjindia In another encounter in Valley, four local youths were killed along with 2 LeT men, igniting a row over whether they were civilians SHOPIAN CASE SC stalls probe against Major Aditya, Centre-J&K spar on FIR dead Sunday on night. On Monday morning, the body of Gowhar Ahmad Lone (24), a local lad and a student of Nagpur University was found dead along , with LeT militant Ashiq Hussain Bhat, who had joined militancy last year.As per the statement released by the Army at around 8 , pm on Sunday the mobile , checkpost of security forces at Pohan in Shopian was fired at from a moving car, which led to brief exchange of gunshots. “In retaliatory firing, one militant was killed and a weapon has been found on him,” the Army statement read, claiming that the three deceased locals were “Over Ground Workers, a euphemism for militant accomplices”. The death toll, however, reached six when two more dead bodies were found on Monday morning, at some distance from the place of the gunfight. Although the Army claimed that the four deceased youths were ‘’OGWs”, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti took to twitter and expressed ‘’heartfelt condolences to the deceased's families” describing the shot CONTD. ON P6 AGENCIES New Delhi The Supreme Court on Monday halted further investigation in the January 27 Shopian firing incident involving a senior army officer, accused of leading an army convoy even as the Centre , and Jammu and Kashmir government were at loggerheads over lodging of FIR. Observing that Major Aditya "is an army officer and not an ordinary criminal", the top court directed the state government that no further investigation shall take place in the case till April 24, when the final hearing in the matter would take place. The Centre contended that the state government cannot lodge an FIR against army personnel under Section 7 of the Jammu and Kashmir AFSPA for the job done in discharge of their duty as , no prior sanction was taken from the Union of India. The state government, on other hand, argued that the army officials do not respond to the communications sent by investigating officer and think that "they are above law". It said that army personnel do not have "any license to kill" and the state government has the "right to investigate any cognizable offence and deaths of its own people". A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said "let the matter be listed for final disposal on April 24. In the meantime, there shall be no further investigation on the basis of FIR till then." Three civilians were killed when Army personnel fired at a stone-pelting mob in Ganovpora village of Shopian on January 27 this year, prompting the chief minister to order an inquiry into the incident. During the hearing, Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for Centre, said that under provisions of CONTD. ON P6 Do not think that if we surrender to God we will be the losers. We will not lose anything except bondage, frustration and suffering. His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj NPAs, Nirav Modi gifts of Cong govt, says law minister OUR BUREAU New Delhi Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday mounted a blistering attack on Congress of daily inventing and spreading lies against the Modi government to unnecessarily create confusion and fear. Soon after Parliament was adjourned for the day on the issue of the Opposition's demand for a probe into Punjab National Bank's scam, he told a press conference at BJP headquarters here that defrauding of the bank by Nirav Modi began in 2011 during the UPA rule. Who doesn't know that another diamond merchant Jatin Mehta fled from India in 2012 swallowing crores of the bank money while the Congress is blaming the present government, he said, asserting that the truth is that his assets were confiscated twice by the Modi government. He said the bank's nonNon-performing asset (NPA) crisis of the banks also relate to huge loans given to the industrialists close to the Congress during its 10-year rule and this was covered up by not showing it in the banks' balance sheets. The bank advances tripled in six years from Rs 18.06 lakh crore in March 2008 to Rs 52.15 lakh crores in March 2014. Only 36% stressed assets of banks were identified as NPA in March 2014 but they shot up to 82% in June 2017 when the Modi government searched for the hidden NPAs, Prasad said. He listed some recent lies and rumours concocted by the Congress to create confusion and fear: • Levying of convenience fee charge on bank customers while truth is that it was not even discussed but it was run on WhatsApp to create people's distrust in the banking system at a time when Prime Minister Modi is asking the poor to join banks; • A Congress survey on great hardships to be created CONTD. ON P6 ED to once again grill Peter for 2 days Goa CM Parrikar admitted to Lilavati yet again, STAFF REPORTER Mumbai A special CBI court Monon day allowed the application moved by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to interrogate Peter Mukherjea, in connection with the INX media money laundering case. The anti-money laundering agency will quiz Peter on Tuesday and Wednesday . The case also involves former finance minister and senior politician P Chidambaram’s son Karti and also Peter’s wife Indrani Mukherjea. This is the second time such an application has been moved by the ED in last four Shashi Kapoor, Sridevi remembered at Oscars AGENCIES Los Angeles `2 WEATHER 340C. 200C. The veteran actor, who died on December 4 last year at the age of 79, was, however, one of the few crossover stars who went on to play a proactive role in presenting India on the world map through Ivory-Merchant productions such as "The Householder", "Shakespeare Wallah", "The Guru", "Bombay Talkie" and "In Custody" (Muhafiz). Kapoor, along with his wife, actor Jennifer, revived his father actor Prithviraj Kapoor's Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai in 1978. In the same year, he set up his production house, Film Valas, which produced acclaimed projects such as "Junoon", "Kalyug", "36 Chowringhee Lane", "Vijeta" and "Utsav". CONTD. ON P6 Frances on gender diversity clause LOS ANGELES: Two decades after winning her first Best Actress Academy Award for playing Marge Gunderson in "Fargo", a police chief about to give birth, Frances McDormand on Monday took home her second Oscar for her role of Mildred Hayes, a mother grieving the loss of her teenage daughter, in award season's favourite "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri". In her acceptance speech she asked "all female nominees in every category" to stand with her in the room with a special shout-out to fellow nominee Meryl Streep. " Look around, ladies and gentlemen, as we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed. Don't talk to us about it at parties tonight. Invite us into your office or you can come to ours and we'll tell you all about them. I have two words to leave with you tonight: inclusion rider," she said referring to a need for a race and gender diversity clause in contracts. months. The agency had in December quizzed Peter for two days. Pursuant to fresh orders of special Judge V Jagdale, the agency would quiz Peter in the Arthur Road jail, where he is currently lodged. INX MEDIA CASE Earlier in December 2017, the ED, as well as Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), had moved applications before the special court seeking permission to interrogate Indrani, wife of Peter, who is also an accused in the case. Both the agencies have interrogated the Mukherjea couple before. It may be noted that CBI had initially regis- tered a case against Indrani, her husband Peter and their channel INX media and also Karti Chidambaram. The First Information Report (FIR) registered in Delhi also names several officers from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), a unit of the ministry of finance, over alleged financial misappropriation by granting clearance to Peter Mukherjea and Indrani’s media company INX Media in 2008. The agencies, both ED and CBI, have claimed that Peter and Indrani siphoned at least Great Britain Pound (GBP) 90 million, outside India through an unauthorised route like hawala. illness continues to be shrouded in mystery FPJ BUREAU Mumbai The Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has once again been brought to Lilavati Hospital for treatment of an illness which is shrouded in mystery Accord. ing to sources in the Goa government, Parrikar will be leaving for further treatment to United States of America tonight for seven weeks. Before leaving for Mumbai, Parrikar held a series of meetings on Monday and delegated responsibilities to the concerned authorities. As per sourced information, Parrikar met the chief secretary of Goa and has given him a mandate of clearing any project upto Rs 5 crores. “Any project above Rs 5 crores will go through the scrutiny of a committee comprising of Sadhin Gavlikar, Veejay Sardesai, both of alliance parties and only senior-most Bharatiya Janata Party leader in this committee is Francis D’Souza,” said the official. The information that has been doing the rounds in Goa’s political circles is that Parrikar has reportedly been suffering from pancreatic cancer. His chemo was been lined up for Monday or Tuesday morning and then he will fly out for treatment to US, which will be nearly seven weeks. CONTD. ON P6 CONGRESS LEADER HOSPITALISED Politician Patangrao Kadam has been admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital on March 3. The Congress leader from Maharashtra has been seeking treatment since few days, a hospital official confirmed. But Lilavati hospital authorities refused to comment on the line of treatment he has been given. “He has been admitted with us and his health condition is deteriorating as he has been kept on ventilator. He is also suffering from Renal dysfunction,” said an official.