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 41.6 C.26.6 C. Sunrise: 05: 49 Sunset: 06: 58 HUMIDITY Morning : 32 Evening : 21 vol. 7 No. 333 | bhopal bhopal | fRIDay | May 11, 2018 | pages 14 | ` 3 www.freepressjournal.in EDIT PM has nothing to offer to K’taka, High stakes campaign comes to an end distracting from issues: Rahul Open up Eastern Expressway for public by May 31: SC AgwEncES New Delhi News Brief 104-yr-old scientist Goodall ends life in Switzerland BERN: David Goodall, a 104-year-old Aussie scientist who had campaigned for the legalisation of assisted dying in his home country, ended his life at a Swiss clinic on Thursday. Goodall, a respected botanist and ecologist, died at Life Circle clinic in Basel, Switzerland, after administering a lethal drug under the guidance of doctors, ABC News Australia reported. HC stays sale Baba Ramdev' s book New Delhi: Issuing an interim order on Thursday, the Delhi High Court stayed a trial court ruling that revoked the ban on publication and sale of a book on Baba Ramdev. Justice R.K. Gauba said that it would file a detailed order in the matter later and directed Juggernaut, the publisher, to file a detailed response on Ramdev's plea. The HC was hearing Ramdev's plea challenging the order of the trial court, which lifted the ban on publication and sale ycoon: The of "Godman to T Untold Story of Baba Ramdev". In April, the trial court lifted ex parte interim injunction on the publication and sale of the book Trump to meet Kim on June 12 in Singapore waShiNgtoN US President Donald Trump today announced that he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore, the first-ever summit between the top leaders of the two Cold War rivals to discuss the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. Trump's announcement came hours after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo returned home from North Korea with three detained Americans. Trump, who personally greeted the trio at the Andrews Air Force Base, praised Kim for their release ahead of their summit. The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to throw open Eastern Peripheral Expressway for the public by May 31, asking why were they 'waiting' for its inauguration by the Prime Minister. The SC said if the 135-km expressway, which envisages signal-free connectivity between Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gautam Budh Nagar (Greater Noida) and Palwal, is not inaugurated on or before May 31, it should be thrown open for public who were facing traffic congestion in Delhi. The Eastern and the Western Peripheral Expressways were planned in 2006 following the top court's order to build a ring road outside the national capital for channelling the traffic not bound for Delhi. The SC had asked the Centre in 2005 to build the expressway around Delhi by July 2016 to decongest and 'de-pollute' the national capital. Today, the directions by the bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta came after it was informed by the NHAI counsel that the construction work was complete. When the counsel said it was earlier scheduled to be inaugurated on April 29 by Prime Minister Modi but could not be done due to his prior commitments, the bench asked "why don't you inaugurate it?" The court also said, "According to the newspapers, the Prime Minister will not be here tomorrow and day after tomorrow". The bench also observed that it was earlier informed that the work of expressway was complete and it Stays HC order to accept nominations through e-mail he Supreme on Thursday Calcutta High Tstayed thethe CourtBengalCourt order asking West State was likely to be inaugurated on or before April 20. In a connected development soon after the court expressed anguish over the delay in opening of the expressway, Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari came out with a statement saying the expressway was almost ready to be inaugurated. "Earlier there was little delay as a railway road overbridge could not be completed. Now that work has almost been completed. We are seeking time from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it will soon be inaugurated," Gadkari said. Asks Centre to decide by June 30 banning pet coke import The Supreme Court directed the Centre to take a decision by June 30 this year on the issue of banning import of pet coke in the country. The apex court also asked the government to consider implementing the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) first in Delhi as the people were "struggling" due to pollution in the national capital. CoNtD. oN p10 Four army trucks gutted on train Election Commission to accept the nomination papers filed through e-mail for the panchayat elections and directed the poll body not to declare s those candidates who have won unopposed as winners.A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra termed as 'worrying' the High Court order allowing e-mail filing of nomination papers and the nearly 17,000 candidates of the ruling party winning unopposed in the panchayat polls in the state.But the bench, which also comprised Justices A M Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, did not agree to the submissions that the poll process was vitiated and should be stayed, observing that there were a plethora of judgements which have held that once the poll process has begun, it cannot be interfered with by any court. "Once the election process starts, it cannot be interfered with. I have said this in one of the cases in the morning also," the CJI reiterated. The counsel for CPI(M) and the BJP alleged that several of their candidates were not allowed to file nomination papers, which has led to 34 per cent candidates, belonging to the ruling T rinamool Congress, winning unopposed. "The HC order has read the Information T echnology Act into the Representation of People Act. Both things are worrying -- the HC order directing the SEC to accept nominations through e-mails and 34% candidates winning unopposed," the bench said. Dindori gangrape case: MP HC confirms death sentence to two OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL Four trucks, loaded with army material, were gutted after coming in contact with overhead equipment (OHE) line on Nagpur-Itarsi Railway route between Dharakhoh and Maramjhiri Railway station in Betul district on Thursday . Trucks were on the way the way to Faizabad from Bangalore on good train. Rail traffic remained disrupted for four hours. Dozens of trains were stopped at Mutali, Betul, Amla and other railways stations. The trains which were affected include Southern Express(12722) was halted at Godadongri, Bhopal bound Southern express (12721) was halted at Betul, Patalkot Express(14624) was halted at Amla, Chhindwara-Betul Passenger was stopped at Betul, GT Express(12615) was stopped at Jaikheda, Puri-Jodhpur Express(20813) was stopped at Multai and Nagpur Express was stopped at Pairaina. Fire Fighting was an uphill task for the police and civic bodies inside the forest in scorching heat. It was uphill task for police as well as civic body Fire fighters were . pressed to douse the fire. Affected bogies were detached with the help of other engines to check the fire from spreading. Superintendent of Police (SP-In-charge) SP Pandey said, “Railway officials rushed to spot. We did our job arranging fire fighters to douse the fire from spreading in forest. Railway team managed to separate the bogies. Still rail traffic was disrupted.” Madhya Pradesh High Court, Jabalpur, on Thursday upheld the lower court judgement of death sentence to two persons in rape and murder of a 11-year-old girl in Dindori. Delivering the judgment, the court said that death penalty is measure of social necessity and also means of deterring other potential offenders. A bench of Justice SK Seth and Justice Nandita Dubey dismissed the appeals filed by the convicts upholding the trial court verdict of death sentence to them. District court, Dindori, had awarded capital punishment to duo who had raped and murdered the minor girl on April 14,2017. HC Double bench said, “ the only punishment the accused persons deserve for having committed gruesome murder of innocent child for fulfilling lust, nothing but death. HC feels that it is appalled by alarming increase in recent incidents of child rapes and also being aware of rising anger of society over rapes across country, therefore, considers, death penalty is social necessity .” CoNtD. oN p10 New magnetic process in turbulent space found S cientists working with a NASA probe that investigates how the Sun's and Earth's magnetic fields connect and disconnect have uncovered a new type of magnetic event in our near-Earth environment. Launched in 2015, the Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, consists of four identical spacecraft that orbit around Earth through the dynamic magnetic system surrounding our planet to study a little-understood phenomenon called magnetic reconnection. Magnetic reconnection is a phenomenon unique to plasma, that is, the mix of positively and negatively charged particles that make up the stars, fill space and account for an estimated 99 per cent of the observable universe. The new discovery de, tailed in the journal Nature, found reconnection where it has never been seen before - in turbulent plasma. For the study the scientists used an innovative technique to squeeze extra information out of the data. "In the plasma universe, there are two important phenomena: magnetic reconnection and turbulence," said Tai Phan, a senior fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and lead author on , the paper. "This discovery bridges these two processes," Phan said. The finding of reconnection in turbulence has implications, for example, for studies on the Sun. It may help scientists understand the role magnetic reconnection plays in heating the inexplicably hot solar corona -- the Sun's outer atmosphere -- and accelerating the supersonic solar wind. Magnetic reconnection is one of the most important processes in the space around Earth. This fundamental process dissipates magnetic energy and propels charged particles, both of which contribute to a dynamic space weather system that scientists want to better understand, and even someday predict.Reconnection occurs when crossed magnetic field lines snap, explosively flinging away nearby particles at high speeds. Magnetic reconnection has been observed innumerable times in the magnetosphere -- the magnetic environment around Earth -- but usually under calm conditions. The new event occurred in a region called the magnetosheath, just outside the outer boundary of the magnetosphere, where the solar wind is extremely turbulent. GLAM NATION Thought for the day The greatness of a country depends on the greatness of just a few Souls. Master Choa Kok Sui Agent Alia reporting... SC Collegium to meet Kejriwal's on Friday to decide nephew Joseph's elevation PWD SCAM arrested AgEnciES New Delhi The Anti-Corruption Branch on Thursday arrested Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's nephew Vinay Bansal in an alleged scam totalling Rs 6 crore in the Public Works Department (PWD). Bansal was arrested from his residence in Pitampura in west Delhi in the morning, after he failed to give satisfactory replies on firm Mahadeo Impacts, Special Commissioner of Police and ACB chief Arvind Deep said. Bansal was later sent in one-day judicial custody on Thursday after he was presented in a Tis Hazari court here. Deep told IANS that Bansal will be presented in court again at 11 a.m. on Friday to seek his police custody . Informed sources told IANS that Bansal fainted in the court room, but a senior police officer said that he "feigned illness" and was later taken to Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital for a check-up. Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari sought Kejriwal's resignation over the arrest, while the ruling Aam Aadmi Party hit back by dubbing the arrest a "part of the BJP's vendetta politics"."Kejriwal has lost all moral right to rule and if he has any morality left then he should resign," Tiwari said. AgEnciES New Delhi The Supreme Court collegium will meet on Friday to reconsider its recommendation to elevate Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph and other judges to the top court. The SC sources said the collegium, which includes Chief Justice Dipak Misra and top 4 senior judges, will meet at 1 p.m. Besides Justice Joseph, the collegium will also consider names of judges from the Calcutta, Rajasthan, and Telangana and Andhra Pradesh High Courts for elevation as Judges of the SC. The development came in the wake of a letter by second senior-most judge Justice J Chelameswar to CJI Misra on Wednesday seeking reitera- tion of collegium's January 10 recommendation for elevating Joseph. With just six working days left before Justice Chelameswar bids adieu to the SC, he said the recommendation must be done at the earliest and the file carrying the reiteration sent back to the govt. Though Chelameswar, a member of the collegium, is retiring on June 22, the SC is left with six working days before it goes for a six-week summer break next weekend. On May 2, the collegium, which also includes Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Madan Lokur, met and deferred a decision on the government's request to reconsider its recommendation for the elevation of Justice Joseph. CoNtD. oN p10 Israel bombs Iranian targets in Syria JERUSAlEm Israel bombed dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria on Thursday as a retaliation against an alleged rocket attack in the occupied Golan Heights area by Tehran, the Israel Defence Force (IDF) said. On Wednesday night, Iran had allegedly launched 20 rockets at Israel from outside Damascus, around 40 km from the border, although no casualties were reported, reports Efe news. The attack, if confirmed, would mark the first time Iran has fired rockets in a direct strike on Israeli forces. "The IDF has struck dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria in response to the Iranian rocket attack against Israel," Jonathan Conricus tweeted. Conricus accused the Quds force led by Maj Gen Qasem Soleimani, of carrying out the rocket attack and told reporters that the Israeli strikes were part of an ongoing operation.