r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 Sunrise: 05: 47 Sunset: 06: 59 HUMIDITY Morning : 29 Evening : 18 RNI No. 38281/83 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 41.0 C.24.0 C. Sri Ma Two minor girls raped in Odisha Reaching out to an aggrieved Nepal VOL. XXXIV NO. 331 | INDORE INDORE | MONDAY | MAY 14, 2018 | PAGES 14 | ` 3 Thunderstorms wreak havoc in 4 states, kill 41 EDIT LEAVE TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION in W Bengal, UP, Andhra, New Delhi AGENCIES New Delhi News Brief ICSE X, ISC XII results today NEW DELHI: The results of the ICSE class 10 and ISC class 12 examinations will be announced on Monday, an official said. The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CICSE), which conducts the exams, will announce the result at 3 pm, CISEC chief executive and secretary Gerry Arathoon said. For results through SMSes, candidates will have to type ICSE or ISC followed by their seven-digit unique ID code and send the message to 09248082883. Dust storms and thunderstorms accompanied by gusty winds wreaked havoc in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and the national capital, killing at least 41 people and leaving behind a trail of destruction. Uttar Pradesh bore the brunt of a thunderstorm and hail that left at least 18 people dead, while 12 people including four children were killed in West Bengal, nine in Andhra Pradesh, and two in Delhi, officials said. At several places in north India including Delhi, high-velocity winds uprooted trees and affected road, rail and air services. Sunday's devastation comes over 10 days after storms hit UP, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand and Punjab, killing 134 people and injuring over 400. UP was the worst affected, accounting for 80 deaths, most of them in Agra district in the western part of the state. Subsequently on May 9, several parts of Uttar Pradesh were struck by a severe storm that left 18 dead and 27 others injured. A palm tree trunk fell on cars and (inset) billboard fell on car on Vihar Marg during strom in New Delhi on Sunday T THUNDERSTORM ‘VERY LIKELY’ IN 26 DISTRICTS OF UP hunderstorm and dust storm with winds speeds of up to 70 km per hour are "very likely" on Monday in 26 districts of UP, including Bahraich, Shrawasti, Balrampur, Gonda, Siddharth Nagar, Maharajganj, Kushinagar, Gorakhpur, Sant Kabir Nagar, Basti, Faizabad, Sultanpur, Azamgargh and Ambedkar Nagar. The other districts are Mau, Deoria, Ballia, Ghazipur, Jaunpur, Pratapgargh, Allahabad, Sant Ravidas Nagar, Varanasi, Chandauli, Mirzapur and Sonbhadra, the met office said. According to the India Meteorological Department, thunderstorms also occurred at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam, Meghalaya, Maharashtara, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. ON MOTHER'S DAY... Aged mom lends shoulder to martyr son's bier BJP protecting corrupt: Cong NEW DELHI: The Congress on Sunday hit back at the BJP for "protecting its corrupt leaders and Ministers" and slammed Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for her silence on key defence controversies, including the Rafale deal. Lightning kills 7 in Bengal KOLKATA: At least seven persons, including four teenagers, were killed in lightning strikes as a Northwester accompanied by heavy rain lashed parts of the Gangetic West Bengal on Sunday afternoon, a state disaster management official said. Asteroid 2010 to flyby Earth on May 15 WASHINGTON: Space rock "Asteroid 2010 WC9" will have a near-Earth encounter, about half the lunar distance, on Tuesday, media reports said. Kunti Devi carries bier of her son Mandeep Kumar, a CRPF jawan who was killed in an encounter in Kashmir’s Pulwama district, on Sunday, in Gurdaspur CHANDIGARH As the country celebrated Mother's Day an aged , woman in Gurdaspur walked in searing heat on Sunday as she lent a shoulder to the bier of her son, CRPF jawan Mandeep Kumar, who was killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. Tears rolled down Kunti Devi's face as she walked. Kumar was the only child of Devi and her husband Nanak Chand. The CRPF jawan had succumbed after being injured in an exchange of fire between militants and security forces in Pulwama district late on Friday . Even though incon- solable, Devi mustered strength to assert she was proud of her brave son's sacrifice. “I am sad, yet proud at the same time at his supreme sacrifice for the sake of the nation," Devi said as she carried the bier, supported by others, to a cremation ground near her village. A large number of people reached the funeral site. Many of them raised "Pakistan Murdabad" slogans. Kumar was cremated with full honours and a gun salute. Earlier this month, Kumar had come home on a week-long holiday. The young jawan was unmarried and the parents were looking for a suitable girl. A squall and dust storm with a wind speed of up to 109 kmph battered Delhi and neighbouring areas today, killing two persons and injuring 19 others, and throwing flight, rail and metro operations out of gear. In West Bengal, at least 12 people, including four children, were killed and over 15 injured in Active Twitter users most likely to spread fake news: Study WASHINGTON Most active users on Twitter tend to spread fake news during public emergencies by retweeting or "liking" the original post, a study has found. The study published in the , journal Natural Hazards, examined four false rumours two each from the marathon and hurricane, including an infamous falsehood about the New York Stock Exchange flooding. Researchers examined three types of behaviour. Twitter users could either spread the false news, seek to confirm it, or cast doubt upon it. They found that 86 to 91 per cent of the users spread false news, either by retweeting or "liking" the original post. Only five to nine per cent sought to confirm the false news, typically by retweeting and asking if the information was correct, while just one to nine per cent expressed doubt, often by saying the original tweet was not accurate. "To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate how apt Twitter users are at debunking falsehoods during disasters. Unfortunately the results paint , a less than flattering picture," said Jun Zhuang, associate professor at University at Buffalo in the US. DIAL 100 DATA SAYS Sunday, Monday evenings scary for city eves Most distress calls made from city, Bhopal 2nd RAJESH THAKUR Bhopal Women in Madhya Pradesh are scared of venturing out in evening hours on Sundays and Mondays. This has been revealed by Dial-100 report that states that maximum distress calls to the cops are logged between 8pm and 11pm on these two days. Maximum numbers of such calls are made by Indore women, followed by those residing in Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior, NUMBERS TELL A TALE 584 CALLS received daily by Dial 100 service between Nov 2015 & April 2018. OVER 5.32L calls made by women and girls in 30 months. 48 CALLS daily, 2 calls every hour about eve teasing 34 CALLS daily or a call every hour about domestic violence EIGHT CALLS daily about kidnapping, attempted abduction are received. EIGHT CALLS daily by women seeking immediate help in cases of rape/ attempted rape in the state. 4882 CASES and 5300 rape cases were reported in 2016 & 2017 respectively. Rewa, Sagar, Chhindwara, Ujjain, Satna and Betul. The report is an indicator of the heightened feeling of insecurity that grips women in Madhya Pradesh. On an aver- age, Dial 100 tackles 25 distress calls by women every hour with every caller crying for help, says the internal report. The findings only confirm state's dubious distinc- Not an FBI agent anymore... www.freepressjournal.in tion of being the 'rape capital of the country .' The report also indicates 70% jump in number of such calls by women and girls between February and April 2017 in comparison to corresponding period in 2016. The rise in number of such calls has continued in 2018. As per the data, there has been 45% increase in number of calls in the first four months of the ongoing year in comparison to 2017. Dial-100 SP Amit Saxena informed Free Press that the data will help police to take better steps to ensure women safety . CONTD. ON P10 lightning strike amid heavy rain, an official of the state disaster management department said. Five deaths were reported from Howrah district, while two deaths each from West Midnapore, North 24-Parganas and Nadia districts and one from Murshidabad district. CONTD. ON P10 GLAM Be disciplined. By maintaining strict discipline, you can achieve lofty ideals. NATION Thought for the day Balkavi Bairagi, 87, passes away OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal Noted poet and former MP Balkavi Bairagi passed away on Sunday in Manasa, Neemuch district. He was 87. Born in Rampura, Manasa on February 10, 1931, Bairagi joint Congress and served as AICC secretary from 1995-96. He was elected to Lok Sabha in 1984 and served as Rajya Sabha MP till 2004. He was PCC vice president. Bairagi was made food minister in SC Shukla and Arjun Singh cabinet. He has many felicitation and awards in his credit. Culture department had felicitated him with ‘Pradeep Award’. CONTD. ON P10 MPBSE X, XII RESULT TODAY Vidisha, Betul DEO leak merit list, Dhar collector congratulates toppers Board planned to delcare result at CM house on Monday STAFF REPORTER New Delhi Over enthusiastic officials in MP have, in their own ways, leaked the results of the board exam a day before its official declaration. The District Education officers of Vidisha and Betul leaked the results of class tenth and class twelfth by releasing a list of students of the district who secured the positions in the state level merit list on Sunday . While, the Dhar district collector congratulated student Rupesh Solanki and Krishna Gupta for topping in the state level list through his facebook account. Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) planned to declare the results of class tenth and twelfth at chief minister’s house on Monday . The results were scheduled to be declared at 10.30 am. DEO of Vidhisha, released a list of ten students of the class tenth and five of class twelfth from the district who have secured a place in state level merit list. CONTD. ON P10 Army tests 'Air Cavalry' concept JAIPUR The Indian Army has tested in the desert terrain of Rajasthan the military concept of 'Air Cavalry' that was used by the US Army to locate and assault enemy ground forces during the Vietnam War, an official said. To enhance its defence capabilities, the Army tested the concept under which weaponised helicopters carry out combined action against the enemy in coordi- nation with tanks and mechanised ground forces. This being done by the Indian Army with an eye on , the future, which is focusing on strengthening its combative air assets by procur- ing attack helicopters. This is a new concept for the Indian Army and it is aimed at reshaping land battle by defeating the enemy by offensive punch from the air in coordination with tanks on the ground.In the recently held offensive exercise 'Vijay Prahar' in Mahajan firing ranges near Suratgarh, the concept of 'Air Cavalry' was tried by the South Western command, defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha told PTI.