r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 RnI no. 38281/83 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 40.0 C.24.4 C. sunrise: 05: 47 sunset: 07: 00 HUMIDITY Morning : 40 Evening : 22 vol. XXXIv no. 332 | IndoRe IndoRe | tuesday | May 15, 2018 | Pages 14 | ` 3 NATION We cannot control the environment around us, but we can control our perceptions completely. his holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj nagori, 17 simi cadres convicted in Kerala arms training case www.freepressjournal.in EDIT Pragmatism on both sides GLAM Thought for the day ‘Fitness is subjective’ Daily-wager’s daughter Shivani tops in XII, Anamika in X MPBSE results declared; girls outshine boys Our Staff repOrter Bhopal Shivani, daughter of a daily-wage earner and Anamika, daughter of a primary school teacher, proved their mettle by bagging first positions in Class 12 and Class 10 examinations of Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) respectively The Board announced results of . Class X and XII on Monday . At the felicitation programme, 284 students received medals, certificate for securing place in the merit list of the state. In class 10, 181 students including 98 females and 83 male secured places in merit list while 62 females and 42 males were felicitated for their performance t he huge improvement in the class 10 result is because of the ‘best of five’ policy implemented while computing the results. if the policy was not implemented, the results would have increased by 6.5 per cent. with this new policy, the students failing in one subject will be passed automatically. a new twist in modi saga News Brief ICSE, ISC results declared, 64 get more than 99% New Delhi: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) on Monday declared results for the Class 12 and Class 10 exams with girls once again bettering boys in overall scores and 64 students getting more than 99 per cent.While 49 students got more than 99 per cent in the Class 12 exam, 15 students scored more than 99% in the Class 10 exam 10 dead, 50 hurt in WB panchayat poll violence KolKata: At least 10 people were killed and more than 50 injured on Monday in violence during the West Bengal panchayat polls, where around 73 per cent of the electorate had cast their votes at the end of balloting hours at 5 p.m. 80 dead, 136 hurt in 5 states due to thunderstorms New Delhi: As many as 80 people have been killed in five states due to thunderstorms and lightning strikes since Sunday, with Uttar Pradesh alone recording 51 deaths, the Home Ministry said on Monday. Fourteen people died in West Bengal, 12 in Andhra Pradesh, two in Delhi and one in Uttarakhand, a ministry spokesperson said. Rathore replaces Irani in I&B, Goyal after Jaitley's portfolios New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday effected a reshuffle in his Cabinet by replacing Smriti Irani as Information and Broadcasting Minister with Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who was a Minister of State in the ministry.In other changes, portfolios of Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Arun Jaitley, who underwent kidney transplant on Monday, have been temporarily assigned to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. NaMo govt below expectation, declare 43% in online survey agencieS New Delhi The Modi government hasnt scored too well on farmers issues, jobs and prices of essential commodities at the end of its four years in power, according to an online survey that also found a substantial number of people calling its performance "below expectations". The survey done by LocalCircles, a community social media platform, says that 43 per cent of those who participated in the poll rated the government as performing below expectations, 29 per cent rated it as meeting them and 28 per cent said the government was "exceeding expectations. "Most performance parameters (of the government) show a decline over time as the gap between expectations set and impact on daily life rises," according to the survey done with Caution Modi against intimidating language: Manmohan & co to Prez F ormer prime minister Manmohan Singh and other senior Congress leaders have written to President Ram Nath Kovind, asking him to caution Prime Minister Narendra Modi against using "unwarranted, threatening and intimidating" language to attack them. Citing the Karnataka poll campaign, they said the "threat" given out by Modi to leaders of the party needs to be condemned as it does not behove the prime minister of a "constitutionally governed democratic country of 1.3 billion people". The letter has been signed by Manmohan Singh as well as senior Congress leaders A K Antony, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ahmed Patel, P Chidambaram, over 62,000 citizens from over 250 districts across the country Thirty-five per . cent respondents were fe- Ashok Gehlot, Mallikarjun Kharge, Karan Singh, Ambika Soni, Kamal Nath, Anand Sharma, Motilal Vora, Digvijay Singh and Mukul Wasnik. The Congress leaders referred to Modi's speech on May 6 at Hubli in Karnataka in which he is quoted, "Congress ke neta kaan kholkar sun lijiye, agar seemaon ko paar karoge, to yeh Modi hai, lene ke dene pad jayenge (Congress leaders should clearly hear out, if you cross limits, then this is Modi and you will have to pay a price)". males. According to LocalCircles, each person who voted in the survey is registered with the portal Rs 4,343 cr spent on publicity by Centre: RTI MuMbai: The Narendra Modi government has spent Rs 4,343 crore on publicity since it came to power in May 2014, an agency under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has said in reply to an RTI query. The expenditure was incurred on advertisements in the print and electronic media as well as outdoor publicity, the central government agency said in response to the application filed by city-based RTI activist Anil Galgali. The Bureau of Outreach Communication under the ministry said the government spent Rs 4,343.26 crore on advertising its programmes across media platforms. with their detailed information and in many cases they shared their residential address. agencieS New Delhi With the resumption of dynamic pricing system for transport fuels on Monday by the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), petrol prices in Indore shot up to Rs 80.62 per litre. Opposition slammed this price rise as "poll-politics". The IOC had suspended dynamic pricing system for transport fuels for 19 days to "avoid creating unnecessary panic among the consumers". However, most observers said that the suspension had been done because of impending Karnataka elections. Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Monday: "Karnataka finishes voting, Fuel prices rise to a 4 yr high! The Key Principle of Modinomics: fool as many people as you can, as often as you can." In Delhi, petrol was priced at Rs 74.80 per litre on Monday, highest since September 2013, when it had hit Rs 76.06 a litre. The price was last changed on April 24 when it was at Rs 74.63 per litre. In the other metropolitan cities of Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai also petrol prices were at multi-year high levels of Rs 77.50, Rs 82.65 and Rs 77.61 a litre on Monday . The previous highs in these cities were Rs 78.03 (Kolkata, August 2014), Rs 83.62 (Mumbai, September 2013) and Rs 77.48 (Chennai, September 2013). Reacting to the price hike, former finance minister P. Chidambaram tweeted: "There we go again. More taxes on petrol and diesel, more burden on the consumer. The Karnataka election was only an interval." new Delhi new Delhi new Delhi The Delhi Police on Monday accused Congress leader Shashi Tharoor of abetting the suicide of his wife Sunanda Pushkar and told a city court that his custodial interrogation was necessary as investigation was yet to be concluded. The police filed a nearly 3,000-page charge sheet in the court, naming Tharoor as the only person as accused in the case and claiming that there was enough evidence to proceed against him. The police has also alleged that Tharoor had subjected his wife to cruelty. The charge sheet in the mysterious death of Pushkar was filed before Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmendra Singh, who will consider it on May 24. The agency also urged the court to summon Tharoor, the Lok Sabha MP from Thiruvananthapuram, as an accused. ‘Preposterous, will contest it vigorously’ Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday termed Delhi Police charge sheet accusing him of abetting the suicide of his wife Sunanda Pushkar "preposterous" and said he intends to contest it "vigorously". ‘Based on medico-legal, forensic evidence’ Chargesheet filed on the basis of medico-legal and forensic evidence as well as opinion of psychological autopsy experts,said Delhi Police spokesperson. The just-concluded Karnataka state elections were the “most expensive ever” assembly poll in the country in terms of money spent by political parties and their candidates, according to an analysis by a research organisation. The Centre for Media Studies, which describes itself as a not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary development research and facilitative think-tank on its website, has described the electoral exercise as "money guzzler". According to the CMS, the money spent by various political parties and their candidates in the Karnataka assembly polls is in the range of Rs 9,500-10,500 crore, which is more than twice of what was spent in the previous assembly poll in the state in 2013. "This does not involve the costs of the prime minister's campaign," the survey claimed. Earlier field studies by the CMS over 20 C counting of votes today ounting of votes will be taken up tomorrow for the Karnataka Assembly elections, which pollsters have said would likely go down to the wire, with a neck and neck race between the state's ruling Congress and challenger BJP. Several exit polls have predicted a hung Assembly, and said former prime minister H D Deve Gowda's JD(S) would play the role of the kingmaker. In one of the most highprofile and bitterly fought elections in recent times, 222 of the 224 seats went to polls on May 12. years had indicated that poll costs in Karnataka were usually higher than assembly elections in most other states. Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, in that order, have been the highest poll-time ‘No selfies please, this is pension form’ Selfies can’t be used as photographs in pension forms, the personnel ministry has told central government employees readying for retirement. Issuing a fresh set of dos and don'ts for civil pensioners, the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has also ruled out photographs with coloured and dark glasses and long hair covering the eyes. Fuel prices hiked after 19 days, Oppn slams it as poll-politics Our Staff repOrter Bhopal The declaration of castebased results in public was wrong and action would be taken against the persons found guilty, said minister of state for school education Deepak Joshi, on Monday while talking to Free Press. The Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) declared a caste-based result on Monday . The released data for Class X shows 13,004 students belonging to SC category out of 6624 and 13,385 out of 75839 ST category students, 30,166 OBC students out of 1,41,128 and 84,559 general students out of 3,16,942 have passed the board exams. Similarly, the data of Class XII shows, 58,760 out of 92,669 SC students, 48,239 ST students out of 78438 and 2,10,929 OBC students out of 3,03,388 and 86,943 general students out of 1,25,261 have passed the examinations this year. The announcement of caste-based results of Class X and XII by the MPBSE sparked a controversy . MPCC president Kamal Nath tweeted that the BJP was out to divide the state on caste lines. After writing their categories on the SC/ST candidates in Guna, the state government declared caste based results of Class 10 and 12. However, Joshi said, “The government maintains caste- based records of students for passing on the benefits of many welfare schemes including laptop distribution, meritorious student schemes and others.” Contd. on P10 KarnataKa assembly election Tharoor charged NIMO CASE: Allahabad ‘Most expensive ever in terms of Bank CEO charge sheeted with abetting spending by parties & candidates’ Sunanda’s suicide centre’s request to retiring employees agencieS New Delhi Shivani, who hails from Chhindwara, opted for humanities group and scored 476 out of 500 marks while Anamika, who stood first in Class 10 examination, scored 495 out of 500 marks. Parents of both Shivani and Anamika expressed happiness over the achievements of their daughters. The MPBSE declared the results at a function held at the CM’s house to felicitate the toppers. The pass percentage in Class X was 66.54% in comparison to last year’s 49.86% while pass percentage in Class XII was 68.07% this year. In Class X, 11,03,852 students appeared in the examination while 7,44, 000 students appeared in Class XII exams. Contd. on P10 Caste-based declaration of results irks minister “Do not paste/upload black and white photographs. Dimensions of photographs and signature should not be smaller that the box provided in the application form. Photograph should not be in the form of selfie,” it said in its recent directive. Central government civil pensioners are required to submit three copies of a joint photograph (or separate photographs) with their wives or husbands (duly attested by head of office) along with form 5 of the Central Civil Service Pension Rules 1972 for affixing on a payment pension order. A government servant must get the form, which has fields to fill in personal details, from the head of office eight months before the date of his or her retirement. According to the ministry, a photograph with a dark background or in uniform, or with eyes hidden under coloured or dark glasses will not be accepted. “Photograph in computer print will not be accepted,” it said. The photograph is not to be signed and the eyes must not be covered by hair, the ministry said. “Glares on eyeglasses should be avoided with a slight upward or down- ward tilt of the head,” it said. The ministry has issued the fresh set of guidelines to all central government departments. “The purpose behind issuing these guidelines is to ensure prompt disposal of pension cases so that retired government employees do not have to wait for long to get their pension,” a senior ministry official said. There are about 48.41 lakh central government employees and 61.17 lakh pensioners. spenders in the country, it said. "... at this rate, 2019 Lok Sabha poll expenditure estimate is Rs 50,00060,000 crore against Rs 30,000 crore expenditure involved in 2014," according to N Bhaskara Rao of the CMS. Billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, Allahabad Bank MD and CEO Usha Ananthasubramanian were among 22 people charge-sheeted by the CBI on Monday in connection with the country's largest financial scam worth over USD 2 billion in Punjab National Bank (PNB), agency sources said. The charge sheet, filed in a special court in Mumbai, detailed the alleged role of Ananthasubramanian, who was the MD and CEO of PNB from 2015 to 2017 and was questioned recently by the CBI in connection with the case, the sources said. The agency has also named PNB executive directors K V Brahmaji Rao and Sanjiv Sharan, and general manager (international operations) Nehal Ahad, and Nirav Modi's brother Nishal Modi in its charge sheet. The CBI said the fraudulent Letter of Undertakings (LoUs) issued to Nirav Modi were for Rs 6,498.20 crore, the sources said. The charge sheet, however, did not name Nirav Modi's wife Ami and his uncle and business partner Mehul Choksi, they said. The agency has detailed the roles of Nirav Modi, his brother Nishal Modi and Subhash Parab, an executive in Nirav Modi's company they said. , The charge sheet primarily deals with the first FIR registered in the case relating to the fraudulent issuance over Rs 6,498.20 crore worth of LoUs to Diamond R US, Solar Exports and Stellar Diamonds. The agency has not given in detail the role of Mehul Choksi in the present charge sheet. It is likely to come up when the CBI files supplementary charge sheets in the case related to the probe into his Gitanjali Group. The CBI has registered three separate FIRs in connection with the alleged fraud of USD 2 billion in the public sector bank by the companies of Nirav Modi and Choksi. Both Nirav Modi and Choksi had left the country before PNB filed the complaint with the CBI. UP constable to SP: Please give leave else wife will leave M lucknOw “Please give me leave or else my wife will leave me,” wrote a young Lucknow Police constable who has not seen his wife for the last four months. Constable Dharmendra Singh, in his 30s, in his application to the Additional Superintendent of Police, Lucknow, wrote that his wife would leave him if he was not granted leave for at least ten days. "It has been four months y wife has told me that I need not come home if I did get 10 days' leave DharMenDra SIngh now that I have not met my wife as I did not get leave. If I am not given leave, my wife might leave me. She wants me to visit home for at least 10 days," Singh, posted at Lucknow police lines, said in the letter. He further said, "My wife has told me that I need not come home if I did get 10 days' leave." The constable has been granted the leave as sought by him, a senior police official told PTI here. Interesting leave applications by the police officials have been in the trend in the state. Last month, a newly married constable in Agra had written to his bosses, saying he could not concentrate on his work as he had to resume duties immediately after marriage.