VOL. 30 NO. 3 | MUMBAI, PUNE, INDORE, BHOPAL SUNDAY | MAY 13, 2018 | 10+8=18 PAGES THERE ARE SUPERWOMAN MOMS TOO! If you want your country to be rich, the people must have purchasing power. Make the workers and farmers rich and the country will become prosperous! JD (S) TO BE KINGMAKER IN FRACTURED KARNATAKA POLLS Master Choa Kok Sui Election Commission (EC) said about 70 per cent voter turnout was recorded in Karnataka Assembly polls; last Assembly poll in 2013 had witnessed 71.4 per cent polling OUR BUREAU New Delhi The Bharatiya Janata Party is seen making huge gains in the exit polls at the end of Saturday's polling in the Karnataka Assembly elections with 67% polling, but most threw up a fractured mandate that brings former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda''s Janata Dal (Secular) in the kingmaker's role to decide who forms the government in the conflicting assessment of a hung Assembly . India-Today-Axis My India shows Congress retaining power with 106 to 118 seats and same is verdict of the Kannad TV Suvarna while Republic Jan ki Baat's exit poll shows BJP having a distinct possibility to form the government with 95-114 seats. India Today-Axis My India surveyed 70,574 voters in all the 222 assemblies that went to polls. India TV-VMR Exit Poll has predicted hung assembly in Karnataka. It said that Congress is likely to get 97 seats, BJP 87, JD(S)+ 35, others 3 seats. Fast News Tempo-tanker collide, 10 killed NANDED: Ten people were killed and 32 injured when a tempo and a tanker collided on the Latur-Mukhed road in Maharashtra's Nanded district, around 580 km from here, police said. The incident happened on Saturday at Jamb village when a fuel tanker collided with a tempo carrying people to a marriage, S B Choube, Sr PI of Mukhed said. ‘Increase in jail term for leaving parents’ NEW DELHI: The government is planning to increase jail term for those who abandon or abuse their elderly parents, to six months from the existing three months, according to a senior official. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, has also proposed widening definition of children to include adopted or stepchildren, sons-in-law daughters-in-law, grandkids and minors represented by their legal guardians. Tilak remark in a book leads to row NEW DELHI: "Bal Gangadhar Tilak demonstrated a path towards national movement, therefore, he is called as the father of terrorism," reads chapter 22 of the book used by private English-medium schools affiliated to the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE). Congress communication chief Randeep Singh Surjewala asked CM Vasundhara Raje to apologise and withdraw the book immediately. Our Bureau TMC man charged with murder BHANGOR (WB): Trinamool Congress strongman Arabul Islam was arrested for killing an independent candidate Hafizul in South 24 Parganas district ahead of May 14 panchayat polls in West Bengal. QUOTE "Anybody can become PM in our country. Naamdar, Kaamdar, Daamdar or for that matter any average Samajhdaar, if he has the numbers and support. Why are we making such a hue and cry about it? After all, isn't it their internal matter and any PMship has to be through verdict of majority.” - BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha in tweets, about PM Modi's criticism of Rahul Gandhi for expressing readiness to become PM CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS EXIT POLL BY CONG BJP JD(S) India Today-Axis My India 106-118 79- 92 22-30 Times Now-VMR 90-103 80-93 35 REPUBLIC JAN KI BAAT 73-82 95-114 32-43 ABP NEWS 87-99 97-109 21-30 NewsX-CNX 72-78 102-110 35-39 News Nation 71-75 105-109 36-40 CVoter 93 103 25 CSDS 85-91 89 - 95 32-38 Suvarna 106-118 79-92 22-30 Dighvijay 24/7 76-80 103-107 31-35 NDTV 94 94 32 ABP C-Voter exit poll has predicted 101-113 seats for BJP claiming that the saf, fron party is likely to reach the 'magic figure' of 113 seats. It predicts 82 to 94 seats for Congress, while JD(S) OTHERS 1-4 6 2-3 1-9 3-5 3-5 1 ### 1-4 4-8 ### and others will get 18-31 seats and 1 to 8 seats respectively . Times Now-VMR exit poll, the Congress is likely to be the single largest party with 90-103 seats, the BJP second largest party with 80-93 seats. 2 killed in Maha group clashes 100 shops torched, Section 144 imposed, around 50 hurt, internet services blocked AGENCIES Aurangabad Two persons died and around 50 others, including a dozen policemen, were injured as clashes broke out between two communities in Aurangabad city in central Maharashtra on Friday night, police said. Minister of State for Home Deepak Kesarkar said that the violence erupted late on Friday following a local issue which angered people in some areas. "Due to rumours which circulated like wildfire on social media, it quickly flared up and spread," Kesarkar said. In the final tally he said two , persons have lost their lives. "Three Assistant Commissioners of Police and around 10 policemen, besides more than 30 civilians have also been injured. One ACP's condition is serious and he will be operated on later," Kesarkar added. CM Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday evening said that the situation was under control. The district administration has clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure banning assembly of people and also suspended Internet services, said a senior police official. One of the deceased was a 17-year-old youth who allegedly died in CONTD. ON P6 AGENCIES Mumbai AGENCIES Indore Drunk autodriver rams into actor Jacqueline’s car It said that JD (S) will win 3039 seats and others 2-4 seats. NDTV's Exit Poll said BJP will be single largest party with 98 seats, Congress second largest party with 88 seats, and JD (S) will be a Kingmaker with 33 seats. NewsX-CNX exit poll has claimed that the BJP is set to be elected as the single largest party in the state, with close to 102-110 seats, followed by the Congress with 72-78 seats and JDS with 35-39 seats. The Congress had won 122 seats and the BJP 40 seats in the last Karnataka Assembly election in 2013. At least seven of the 11 exit polls give an edge to BJP very , close to 112 seats needed in the polling for 222 in the 224member House while NDTV shows voters balancing Congress and BJP with each getting 94 seats and JD (S) 32. The contesting political parties have kept their fingers crossed until Tuesday when the actual counting will take place. Here are results of some of the exit polls as there were many also by regional TV networks and newspapers that only created more confusion. 26/11: Nawaz Sharif admits Pakistan's hand AGENCIES / Lahore For the first time, Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has publicly acknowledged that militant organisations are active in the country and questioned the policy to allow the "nonstate actors" to cross the border and "kill" people in Mumbai, a media report said. Sharif, who has been disqualified to hold public office for life by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case, said Pakistan has isolated itself. "We have isolated ourselves. Despite giving sacrifices, our narrative is not being accepted. Afghanistan's narrative is being accepted, but ours is not. We must look into it,” Sharif told Dawn. Without naming Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and Maulana Masood Azhar's militant organisations — Jamaat-ud-Dawah and Jaishe-Mohammad —operating in CONTD. ON P6 Court awards death for toddler’s rape-murder Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez escaped unhurt after her car was hit by an autorickshaw allegedly driven by a drunk driver at Bandra here, officials said. The incident took place at Carter Road late on Friday . The 32-year-actress was returning home around 2.45 am from actor Salman Khan’s Galaxy Apartments residence after attending a party to celebrate the upcoming film "Race 3". Her car suffered minor damage but she did not suffer any injury . CONTD. ON P6 The Indore district court on Saturday awarded death penalty to a 26-year-old for rape and murder of a threemonth-old girl, while likening him to "gangrene". The verdict came within 22 days of the incident. Additional Sessions Judge Varsha Sharma sentenced Naveen Gadke, the accused, to death under IPC Section 376 (A) (death due to injuries during rape) which was introduced under the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013, and Section 302 (murder). He was also found guilty under the Pro- tection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. In the 51-page verdict, Judge Sharma said, "Given the heinous and gruesome manner in which the cruel act was done by the accused, this person is like a gangrene disease in society . Like the doctor cuts off gangrene-affected parts of a patient's body through an operation, in the same way it is necessary to keep such criminals away to protect society from them. Such a person is deadly for society District ." prosecution officer Akram Sheikh said the special investigation team formed by CONTD. ON P6 SWAPNIL MISHRA Mumbai doctors said that on a daily basis they witness two to three patients. However, in the past one week, over 10 patients have complained of suffering from viral fever, bronchitis and conjunctivitis. “The process of treating these infections is taking one or two weeks longer, as compared to cases that we were witnessing a month ago. said Dr Om Srivastava, Infectious Disease Specialist. Senior doctors also said apart from viral fever, citizens are also suffering from dehydration along with acute gastroenteritis due to consuming contaminated foods. “We are witnessing nearly five cases of dehydration per day Of these, . nearly two need to be hospitalised to be given intravenous fluids and rest CONTD. ON P6 Respiratory problems on the rise VIRUSES GO VIRAL Due to the fluctuating temperature, many Mumbaikars are suffering from viral infections. As per doctors, changing temperatures provide an ideal atmospheric condition for viruses to thrive. Also, hospitals have witnessed a rise in breathing ailments due to poor air quality City .