r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 Sunrise: 05: 49 Sunset: 06: 58 HUMIDITY Morning : 32 Evening : 21 RNI No. 38281/83 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 41.6 C.26.6 C. PM WADES INTO HISTORY, FLOATS PIECE OF FICTION CONGRESS STINGS BJP ON POLL EVE FP NEWS SERVICE New Delhi CLAIM: Cong leaders never visited Bhagat Singh, Batukeshwar in jail; FACT: Nehru did just that 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. FP NEWS SERVICE New Delhi Like a desperate man who is clinging to straws in the wind, PM Modi delved into the freedom struggle and reminded the Congress that no one from the party had bothered to visit freedom fighters Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt when they were imprisoned. However, his statement was immediately refuted on social media by historians and academicians. India Today even accessed a copy of the Tribune newspaper's 10th August 1929 edition from the Nehru museum archives. On the front page of its evening edition (published in Lahore), the paper had printed the news of a meeting between Jawaharlal Nehru, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt (among others). The headline was: Pt. Jawaharlal Interviews Hunger Strikers. Modi’s original quote on his website had also mentioned Veer Savarkar in the list of freedom fighters. “When Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Batukeshwar Dutt, Veer Savarkar and greats like them were jailed, did any Congress leader go to meet them?” he asked. “But the Congress leaders go and meet the corrupt who have been jailed. The Congress is supporting those who are corrupt. Such things cannot be accepted.” The reference was possibly to Rahul meeting with Lalu Prasad who is serving a jail term after his conviction in the fodder scam. Historians and journalists immediately latched onto the statement. Wrote journalist Rajesh Mahapatra on the Twitter: Dear Prime Minister, please do not embarrass us anymore. I know, it's not your fault. Your research team is failing you. Nehru did visit Bhagat Singh after he went on hunger strike at Mianwali jail in June 1929. This is well documented. Said historian Ramachandra Guha: ‘‘There is no failure and there is no ‘research’ team. These lies, half-lies and falsehoods are willed and deliberate. Unlike that other Gujarati, Gandhi, this one will do anything at all to win an election.’’ "Read before you rant!" the tweet on Congress party's official Twitter handle said. According to India Today, Nehru has mentioned the meeting in his autobiography as well, and described how impressed he was with Bhagat Singh. "They were all very weak and bedridden, and it was hardly possible to talk to them very much. Bhagat Singh had an attractive, intellectual face, remarkably calm and peaceful. There seemed to be no anger in it. He looked and talked with great gentleness, but then I suppose that anyone who has been fasting for a month will look spiritual and gentle." Four army trucks gutted on train 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 their way to Faizabad from Bangalore on a goods train. Rail traffic remained disrupted for four hours. Dozens of trains were stopped at Mutali, Betul, Amla and other 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. IANS Agent Alia reporting... www.freepressjournal.in In a huge embarrassment to the BJP, just 48 hours before polling in Karnataka, a video of a sting operation surfaced in Bengaluru in which the party’s Bellary MP B Sreeramulu is seen talking about Rs 160 crore he had paid as bribe to a Supreme Court judge in a mining case. He is purportedly talking to the judge's sonin-law in the tape. (The Free Press Journal cannot vouch the authenticity of the video.) BJP President Amit Shah dismissed the tape as "yet another fake video" when asked about it at a press conference in Bengaluru on Thursday , just before the close of campaign. At a press conference, the Congress alleged that the video shot in 2010 showed Sriramulu and four "middlemen" discussing "bribe deals" with then chief justice KG Balakrishnan's son-in-law Sriranjan in a case involving the Obulapuram Mining Company owned by Janardhana Reddy . It will be recalled that the illegal mining activities were stopped by the High Court. Later, in May 2010, the aforesaid judge allegedly passed a favourable order. GLAM NATION A truly powerful person is one who can control his thoughts and emotions, and live by the highest values of peace, love, truth and joy under all circumstances. Brahma Kumaris EDIT PM has nothing to offer to K’taka, High stakes campaign comes to an end distracting from issues: Rahul VOL. XXXIV NO. 328 | INDORE INDORE | FRIDAY | MAY 11, 2018 | PAGES 14 | ` 3 Thought for the day 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.