r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 27.0 C.11.0 C. sunrise: 06: 53 sunset: 06: 16 HUMIDITY Morning : 66 Evening : 40 vol. 7 No. 270 | Bhopal Bhopal | ThuRsday | MaRch 8, 2018 | pages 14 + 4 = 18 | ` 3 NATION “The more innocent you are, the more blissful you will be." her holiness Mataji Nirmala Devi modi speaks toUgh as more statUes are targeted EDIT UnBecoming condUct SHOCKED SC BLASTS STATES, UTs OVER SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ‘Are you waiting for atom bomb of garbage to explode’ BENCH ANGRY over lack of concern shown by state govts Agencies New Delhi News Brief Central govt staff hiked to 7% DA• New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday increased the dearness allowance (DA) for its 11 million employees and pensioners to 7 per cent, from 5 per cent, from January 1, 2018. SFIO grills PNB CEO for five hours MuMbai: Continuing the probe into the Punjab National Bank fraud, sleuths of the Serious Frauds Investigation Office (SFIO) questioned the bank's Managing Director and CEO Sunil Mehta here on Wednesday. Jaitley rules out spl status for Andhra New Delhi: Facing , threats from ally TDP Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday ruled out granting Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh but said the government was ready to give monetary equivalent of the same in the form of a special package. Dhoni demoted in BCCI contracts New Delhi: The BCCI’s Committee of Administrators (CoA), in a significant move on Wednesday, relegated former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to the second tier of the Annual Player Contracts for the period from October 2017 to September 2018. CBI wants narco test on Karti New Delhi: The CBI on Wednesday moved a court here seeking permission to conduct narco analysis test on Karti Chidambaram, son of senior . Congress leader P Chidambaram, in connection with an INX Media money laundering case. Parrikar suffering from pancreatic cancer PaNaji/MuMbai: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who left from Mumbai in the wee bours of Wednesday for treatment at a US hospital, is reportedly suffering from an advanced stage of pancreatic cancer. Are the authorities waiting for the 'atom bomb of garbage' to explode, an anguished Supreme Court bench asked on Wednesday , saying it was 'shocking' that the states and union territories were not at all bothered about the 'national issue' of solid waste management. The apex court also took strong exception that lawyers for none of the states and UTs, except for Delhi, were present in the court during the hearing and said it was a clear indication of their lack of concern. “It is a clear indication that nobody bothers. So all the dump of India can remain here,” a three-judge bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur, Kurian Joseph and Deepak Gupta said. Additional Solicitor General A N S Nadkarni, representing the Centre, told the bench that they have filed an affidavit about the details received from 28 out of the 36 states and union territories (UTs) on solid waste management. When the bench observed that no state or UT was bothered about the issue, Anguished bench Irked it is a clear indication that nobody bothers. so all the dump of india can remain here Query What should we do? Wait for the atom bomb of garbage to explode? National issue What do we do, you (centre) tell us. is this the attitude of states Nadkarni said, “it is like we are sitting on atom bomb of garbage”. To this, the bench asked, “What should we do? Wait for the atom bomb of garbage to explode?” The bench said that besides Delhi, the lawyers for other states and UTs were not present in the court and asked the Centre what should be done now. “What do we do, you (Centre) tell us. Is this the attitude of states governments about solid waste management? Nobody (lawyers) for the states and UTs, except for Delhi, are present,” the bench observed. Nadkarni said the court could call for a 'responsible officer' of each states and UT to appear before it and explain their stand. The Centre also told the apex court that they have filed the information received from the states, UTs and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) as per which State Level Advisory Body (SLABs) have been constituted in some of the states and UTs. Cricketer Shami's wife alleges domestic violence, extra-marital affairs Agencies Kolkata India pacer Mohammed Shami found himself in the centre of a controversy on Wednesday following accusations of domestic violence and extra-marital affairs by his wife Hasain Jahan. Jahan posted screenshots of Shami's alleged WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger conversations with multiple women on her Facebook account. She also uploaded photos and phone numbers of the women. Hasain Jahan alleged that Shami, 27, and members of his family had even tried to kill her. “Everyone in their family used to torture me. His mother and brother used to abuse me. The tortures continued till 2 to 3 am. They even wanted to kill me,” she alleged. “He even abused me and started beating me. All this continued after he returned from South Africa. He has been doing this for quite some time now and now I have had enough,” she said. governments about solid waste management? nobody (lawyers) for the states and uTs, except for delhi, are present stating that solid waste management was a ‘national issue’ it issued notices to all the states and uTs observing that the authorities were not taking the matter seriously. Exasperation Mallya's abandoned luxury yacht seized over unpaid wages London Mohd Shami and wife Hasain Jahan in happier time I gave him enough time and tried to calm myself down but instead of accepting mistakes, he threatened me, and asked to keep mum for my own goodwill n haSin Jahan I deny all that is going on regarding my personal life. This is a conspiracy against me and it is being done to hamper my game n Mohd ShaMi “I gave him enough time (to rectify himself) and tried to calm myself down but instead of accepting his own mistakes, he used to vent his anger on me and even threaten me, asking to keep mum for my own goodwill,” she added. bcci WiTholds cenTrAl conTrAcT Pacer Mohammed shami's central contract was withheld by the bcci after his wife accused him of domestic violence and adultery, charges that were denied by the cricketer. A luxury super yacht owned by embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya, before he reportedly abandoned it last year after his arrest on an extradition warrant in the UK, has been seized by authorities in Europe this week over unpaid wages to its crew. The 95-metre vessel named 'Indian Empress' was "arrested" in Malta as a maritime professionals' union makes attempts to recover over USD 330,000 in unpaid wages and other costs on behalf of its members. Nautilus International says that Mallya, who is facing an extradition trial in London on fraud and money laundering charges involving his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines' default of bank loans amounting to nearly Rs 9,000 crores, had "effectively abandoned" the vessel in September last year leaving the crew with unpaid wages amounting to nearly USD 1 million. The union said it had been successful in securing a "milestone" payment for crew members via the insurers using a safety net provision in the international Maritime Labour Convention. Forbes lisT Mukesh Ambani richest among 121 billionaires in India Agencies New York India has 121 billionaires -19 more than last year -making them the third largest group of the ultrarich after those from the US and China, according to Forbes, the business magazine that produces an annual list. Mukesh Ambani, the energy and petrochemicals magnate, who keeps his standing as the richest Indian, is richer by $16.9 billion in 2018 with assets of $40.1 billion, according to the magazine's list released online on Tuesday He moved up to the . 19th global rank on the list of 2,208 billionaires worldwide. In 2017, he ranked 33rd with $23.2 billion. The US has 585 billionaires and China 373 this year on the Forbes tally , which it calls "The Three Comma Club" for the punc- tuation used in writing out fully the billion in numbers. In 2017, there were 102 Indians on the list. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the world's richest man with assets valued at $112 billion, overtaking Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates whose fortune is valued at $90 billion and investor Warren Buffet with $84 billion. In 2017, Gates ranked first globally with $86 billion, Buffet second with $75.6 billion and Bezos third with $72.8 billion. Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post newspaper, is the first person to www.freepressjournal.in cross the $100 billion mark in assets, Forbes said. His fortunes rose by $39.2 billion over the past year, which Forbes said is the list's biggest one-year jump ever. Gates, who heads the world's biggest philanthropic organisation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has donated a lot of his assets to charities. The software entrepreneur Azim Premji moves to the second richest Indian spot in 2018, passing Lakshmi Mittal, the international steel tycoon, according to the magazine. Karnataka Lokayukta stabbed in office, 1 held Agencies Bengaluru Karnataka Lokayukta P Vishwanatha Shetty was on Wednesday stabbed multiple times and left profusely bleeding by a man who went to his office with a complaint only to be told that the case was shut, officials said. Shetty, in his early 70s, was rushed to a nearby hospital and is prima facie stated to be out of danger. The Lokayukta collapsed after assailant Tejaraj Sharma attacked him in his chamber in a multistoreyed building near Vidhana Soudha or the state secretariat, according to officials and eyewitnesses. Sharma was arrested, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah told reporters after he rushed to Mallya Hospital and enquired about Shetty's condition. Sharma, who had filed a complaint with the Lokayukta about not getting a tender for a work he had applied for, went to his chamber and stabbed him at three or four places, he said. He was told by the Lokayukta office that the case was shut after investigation. GLAM Thought for the day Fans ki Baat LoP alleges ` 1k-cr land scam, minister orders probe by CS oUR sTAFF RePoRTeR Bhopal Leader of Opposition (LoP) Ajay Singh, during Question Hour in the Assembly session on Wednesday, leveled allegation of land scam to the tune of Rs 1000 crore in Sonora and Ramsthan of Satna district. Singh claimed that 1000 acre government land has been turned into private land. Revenue minister Umashankar Gupta, acknowledging the allegations of Singh, announced probe into the irregularities by chief secretary (CS). Singh alleged that the district administration is not taking action against the accused under pressure of influential persons. He said the mutation of the land given to SC and ST category of people in both the villages was done without collector’s permission. He said the then collector in 2016 had given orders to inquire into the said land scam. Singh claimed that a letter was written by the public prosecutor in the recent past file cases against the 22 accused persons including Patwari Ramanand Singh, Shivbhushan Singh, RS Singh, tehsildar RN Khare and Manoj Shrivastava, but no action was taken. Scheduled caste people were given land in 1958 to habitat but few persons in connivance with district officials got the land mutation done and also took mining lease aJay Singh Minister Gupta admitted that looking at the given facts, it seems that irregularities have happened. It is serious that no action has been taken. Former chief minister Babulal Gaur too said that it is a serious matter wherein collector had asked police to register an FIR but no action has been taken. In the said issue, people belonging to scheduled caste category were given land in 1958 to habitat but some persons in connivance with district officials, without taking permission from collector, got the land mutation done and also took mining lease. Mining was also done on the said land. Other government land was also used for illegal mining. Aadhaar not mandatory for enrolment in all India exams: SC Agencies New Delhi The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the CBSE not to make Aadhaar number mandatory for enrolment of students appearing in NEET 2018 and other all India exams. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief justice Dipak Misra directed the CBSE to upload the information on their website. Earlier in the day UIDAI had told the , apex court that it has not authorised CBSE to mandatorily take Aadhaar number of students to get themselves enroled for appearing in NEET 2018 examination. Attorney General K K Venugopal had said he has instructions from Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) that like in Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam other identity proofs like passport, voter card and ration card can be used by the CBSE for enroling the students in the examination. SC to end uncertainty on Aadhaar linking deadline The uncertainty over for whether the deadline linking of Aadhaar would be extended beyond March 31 drew the attention of the supreme court which on Wednesday said it would pass an appropriate order in this regard since the matter would have a bearing on financial institutions across the country.