RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 t Indore t Bhopal t Ujjain t Mumbai t Pune r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 vol. 7 No. 363 | BhoPAl BhoPAl | SuNDAy | JuNe 10, 2018 | PAgeS 12+6 = 18 | ` 4 www.freepressjournal.in Maha Cong moots ‘grand alliance’ NATION Weekend THE REALLIFE HOGWARTS OF INDIA These magic schools might not have any famous fictional character enrolled, but they provide required knowledge and skills to all the aspiring wizards, writes Preeja Aravind PAGE 1 Thought for the day Insurance for your soul: have compassion at other’s mistake or else you are bound to get angry at them. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar 26 dead in UP dust storms, heavy rains lash Mum Monsoon hits Mumbai with a bang; flights, trains, road traffic hit n 27 flights diverted from Delhi following dust storm n Traffic thrown out of gear in both cities n Change in weather oFFers respite FroM hot & huMid Condition but leaves behind trail oF Chaos and destruCtion agencies New Delhi News Brief Cong seeks PM's apology over MMS New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday sought an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks against his predecessor Manmohan Singh (MMS) and others alleging that they colluded with Pakistan to influence Gujarat election process last year. Kejriwal alleges raid, CBI denies New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday alleged that a joint CBI-ACB team conducted searches at the offices of Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to frame him in flase cases -- a charge denied by the CBI. ‘Probe Maoist threat to PM, avoid politics’ New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying the issue of Maoist threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be investigated and not used for "petty politics". Lalu’s elder son unhappy PatNa: RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son and former Bihar Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav on Saturday expressed unhappiness over what he called being “ignored and sidelined” in the party. Halep is new French Open champion Romania's Simona Halep holds trophy after winning French Open tennis tournament against Sloane Stephens of the US in three sets 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France on Saturday Twenty-six people were killed in dust storms and lightning that struck parts of Uttar Pradesh on Friday night, while two persons died on Saturday in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra. A downpour battered Mumbai, causing disruptions in rail and air traffic, and a dust storm hit the national capital and its surrounding areas that had been reeling under the scorching heat for a few days. There were reports of rains in Punjab, Haryana and some parts of Uttar Pradesh, which had been sweating it out in sweltering conditions. As many as 26 people were killed due to dust storms and lightning strikes in Uttar Pradesh, a government spokesperson said on Saturday . Dust storms and lightning hit places in 11 districts of the state last night resulting in the death of 26 people, he said. While five deaths each were reported from Jaunpur and Sultanpur, four died in Unnao, three each died in Chandauli and Bahraich, two in Rae Bareli and one each in Mirzapur, Sitapur, Amethi and Pratapgarh, the spokesperson said. Kannauj district was also SBI looks at over `40k cr recovery in FY19 agencies Kolkata The country's largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI), is looking at recovering more than Rs 40,000 crore of its stressed assets in the current fiscal, an official said on Saturday . “Our expectation is that we will be making a recovery of more than Rs 40,000 crore in the current financial year. We expect to get around Rs 25,000-30,000 crore from IBC (Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code) route and the balance would be recovered from other sources like sale to ARCs and one time settlement,” lender's Deputy Managing Director (Stressed Assets Resolution Group) Pallav Mohapatra said. Under IBC the lender's exposure in the first list of stressed accounts as referred by Reserve Bank of India was Rs 48,000 crore and for the second list, the exposure was to the tune of Rs 28,000 crore, he said. From left: A woman uses an inflated boat to cross waterlogged street following heavy monsoon showers in Mumbai; a vendor gets shelter under his umbrella during a thunderstorm, at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi; and a dust storm approches the city of Bikaner on Saturday affected by a dust storm but no casualty was reported from there, he said. In Maharashtra's Thane district, fisherman Steni Admani (66) was struck by lightning at around 6 am. He died on the spot, said Shivaji Patil, chief of the District Disaster Control Cell. Six others, who were out in the open at that time, were also injured due to the lightning strike and have been admitted to a local hospital. A woman, who was riding pillion on a twowheeler died after the vehicle rammed into a truck on the GB Road. An official said heavy rains apparently led to the accident. Heavy rains pounded Mumbai, leading to a slight delay in the running of suburban trains. The Indian Meteorological Department declared the onset of the monsoon over Mumbai, the adjoining Thane-Konkan areas, Ahmednagar, Parbhani and other parts of Maharashtra. "Heavy to very heavy rainfall was recorded in the suburbs till 8.30 am on Saturday IMD Deputy Director ," K S Hosalikar said. Trains on the suburban section of the Central Railway (CR) were running late due to the showers, an official said, adding that there were no cancellations. Two flights had to be diverted due to the bad weather. Over the years, heavy monsoon rains have paralysed Mumbai, flooding streets and disrupting land, air and road traffic. A waterlogged aMbala niTenDRa sHaRMa Bhopal Congress will contest the upcoming assembly in alliance with other parties for the first time. The party, which has been out of power for the last 15 years, has realized that it cannot form a government in the state on its own. The party is likely to support Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP), Gondwana Gantantra Party (GGP) and any other party with strong prospect of victory . According to sources, Congress state president Kamal Nath and BSP president Mayawati have already held a discussion electoral alliance. Nath has cast dust storm in Ghaziabad, Merrut, Baghpat and other adjoining districts in western Uttar pradesh. Sultry conditions abated in Haryana and Punjab after rains. Chandigarh, which received rainfall earlier in the day, had a high of 33.8 degrees Celsius, down five notches against normal. In Punjab, Amritsar recorded a maximum of 31.7 degrees Celsius after rains. Haryana's Ambala, lashed by a heavy downpour, recorded a high of 31.9 degrees Celsius. ForeCast For sunday T he weatherman has forecast rains in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh Cong to contest only 200 seats in state, leave 30 for allies KEEN TO SEAL alliance with BSP, SP & GGP with dust storm, with winds gusting up to 70 kmph, hit the national capital Saturday evening, bringing some relief from the searing heat. The weatherman said light rain was witnessed in many areas. The dust storm pushed the temperature down by a few notches on what was a sultry day The city recorded a . high of 40.5 degrees Celsius and a low of 30 degrees Celsius, according to the MeT office. The humidity levels were recorded at 71 per cent. The weatherman fore- In 2013 assembly polls, the Congress had managed to win only four out of 35 seats reserved for SC candidates. The BSP had won two and the rest went to the BJP also held talks with the SP and other parties about forming an alliance. The other parties had secured 19% in 2013 and 30% in 2008 assembly polls. The party is eying the vote share of these parties by entering into an alliance. The BSP and the SP have considerable influence in Vindhya, Gwalior-Chambal and Bundelkhand regions of the state. Mayawati-led party has strong hold on scheduled caste voters. CoNtD. oN P8 Cops in S Africa raid BoB in ex-Prez Jacob Zuma case agencies New Delhi/Johannesburg Amidst probe over alleged fraud involving the Indianorigin Gupta family and former President Jacob Zuma, Bank of Baroda (BoB) on Saturday said it will cooperate in all investigations of the South African authorities. Guptas, who were considered close to former President Zuma, had accounts with BoB, which has got permission to close down its operations in South Africa, Bank of Baroda has cooperated with South African authorities in all investigations of matters relating to the Gupta family, including how the Guptas and their companies used their accounts at various banks in South Africa, the bank said in a statement. The statement comes a day after the Hawks unit of the South Africa police conducted a search and seizure operation at its branches. South-East Monsoon to reach MP in few days OUR sTaFF RePORTeR Bhopal Bhopal recorded 13.2mm rainfall in the last 24 hours as pre-monsoon activities continued for the second consecutive days bringing a sharp drop of 4 degree Celsius in the day temperature on Saturday in Bhopal. Chhindwara recorded 26mm while Sagar recorded 18mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. South-east Monsoon is likely to foray within a couple of days in MP Though West MP . might also get some rains. Bhopal recorded a maximum temperature of 36.3 de- Close shave for two families as old building caves in OUR sTaFF RePORTeR Bhopal Twelve members of two families had a close shave when a portion of a dilapidated house where they were living caved in after heavy rain that lashed the state capital on Saturday . The family members of Nikesh Goel and his tenant were living in the house in Lakherapura under Kotwali police station. On being informed, a Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) team and the police rushed to the spot and rescued the family members. The BMC team pulled down a section of dilapidated structure after four hours of rescue work and declared the area danger-free. BMC emergency response cell in charge, Iftekar Khan said, "A section of the dilapidated structure was brought down. A portion of Vehicles parked in viccinity of the building were damaged Minor girl dies; 12 hurt in house collapse Morena: A minor girl died and 12 sustained injuries when lightning struck a house during heavy rain and thunder storm in Morena on Saturday. The roof of the house in Matawali Gali in Gopalpura caved in after being struck by lightning. The injured, including five women and five children, were rushed to district hospital. the building had caved in during the monsoon in 2012. CoNtD. oN P8 gree Celsius while it recorded a minimum temperature of 26.4 degree Celsius. On Friday the day temperature , was 40.3 degree Celsius. Temperature of 42 degree Celsius was recorded at various places like Tikamgarh, Gwalior , Shivpuri, Nowgaon. As per the forecast: most places in Shahdol, Jabalpur , Hoshangabad, Rewa, Bhopal, Sagar divisions are likely to experience rain. Similarly districts like Ujjain, De, was, Shajapur Agar Indore, , , Dhar Khargone, Khandwa, , Burhanpur may also get rain. While heavy rains are likely at Betul, Harda, Narsingpur , Chhindwaral, Seoni, Khandwa, Indore and Dindori districts. Pak poll: Saeed not to contest, JuD to contest 200 seats agencies Lahore Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's JuD is fielding more than 200 candidates for national and provincial assembly seats across Pakistan in the July 25 general election through a dormant political entity as his party has been denied recognition, even though he himself has decided not to run for parliament. Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD), a front for the Lashkar-eTaiba militant group that carried out the deadly 2008 Mumbai attack, launched its political front Milli Muslim League (MML), but it has not been yet registered with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). With general elections approaching, the group decided to contest on the platform of a "dormant" political entity, Allaha-uAkbar Tehreek (AAT), registered with the ECP. JNU student leader Umar Khalid ‘Secret FB deals gave some firms special user data access’ alleges death threats, files plaint agencies Washington agencies New Delhi JNU student leader Umar Khalid has filed a complaint with the Delhi Police that he and Gujarat's Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani had received death threats from a man who identified himself as fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari, a senior official said on Saturday Khalid tweeted . that he has asked for police protection. “Filed a complaint with @DelhiPolice regarding Ravi Pujari's death threat to Jignesh and me. He said that I am on his HIT LIST! I have asked for police protection, given the fact that this is the same person who had previously also issued similar threats of killing me in Feb 2016 (sic),” he said. On Friday Khalid , approached the police with a complaint over the threats and a case was registered, the police official said, adding that they are investigating the matter. The student leader said that he was informed by Mevani about the threats, and he has not received any call himself till now. “Mevani has been receiving death threats for the last two-three days. In one of the calls he received, the caller had mentioned my name too. He had mentioned that if we don't stop giving speeches we would be killed. Social media giant Facebook had customised datasharing deal with certain companies giving them special access to user's records, a media report said on Saturday . Some of the agreements, known internally as ‘whitelists,’ allowed certain companies to access additional information about a user’s Facebook friends, the people familiar with the matter said, according to a Wall Street Journal report. “That included informa- CustoMised data sharing agreeMents, known internally as ‘whitelists,’ allowed certain companies to access additional information about a user’s Facebook friends it inCluded information like phone numbers and a metric called ‘friend link’ that measured the degree of closeness between users and others in their network, the people said whitelist deals were struck with companies including Royal Bank of Canada and Nissan Motor Co., who advertised on Facebook tion like phone numbers and a metric called ‘friend link’ that measured the degree of closeness between users and others in their network, the people said,” the daily reported. According to The Wall Street Journal, the whitelist deals were struck with companies including Royal Bank of Canada and Nissan Motor Co., who advertised on Facebook or were valuable for other reasons. All the sources for the story were unnamed. Such a news report comes days after it was reported that Facebook had datasharing partnership with at least 60 device makers, Facebook said it allowed a ‘small number’ of partners to access data about a user’s friends after the data was shut off to developers in 2015. Many of the extensions lasted weeks and months, Facebook said. It “isn't clear when all of the deals ultimately expired or how many companies got extensions,” the daily said. Facebook maintained a “consistent and principled approach to how we work with developers over the course of the past 11 years,” Ime Archibong, Facebook’s vice president of product partnerships told The Wall Street Journal. He acknowledged that a subset of companies were given extensions beyond May 2015. “As we were winding down over the year, there was a small number of companies that asked for shortterm extensions, and that, we worked through with them. But other than that, things were shut down,” Archibong said.