r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 37.4 C.26.5 C. Sunrise: 05: 42 Sunset: 07: 12 HUMIDITY Morning : 72 Evening : 37 vol. 7 No. 365 | Bhopal Bhopal | tUESDaY | JUNE 12, 2018 | pagES 14 | ` 3 NATION Ananda in Japam is the highest. Even in Vaikundha you will not get that Ananda. Sri Ma No discontent in NDA, seat-sharing will be decided when elections come: Nitish www.freepressjournal.in EDIT Modi good at foreign relations NiMo flees to UK, seeks political asylum SPORT Thought for the day No chance, says Troussier as Japan play Russian Two Indian-origin ministers in S’pore play key role in Trump-Kim summit HACKERS CHANGED RATES of three PHE• e-tenders of Rs 1000cr BRITAIN CONFIRMS Nirav Modi's presence in country Agencies London News Brief PM's security to be enhanced New Delhi: In wake of recent Maoist threat of assassinating PM Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday directed security agencies and departments concerned to strengthen his security. No invite to Pranab for Cong Iftar party New Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee has not been invited for the Iftar party to be hosted by Congress president Rahul Gandhi on June 13. Billionaire Nirav Modi, who is at the centre of a money laundering case linked to over USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank fraud, has fled to the UK where the absconding diamantaire sought asylum claiming “political persecution” back home, according to a media report on Monday . Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi are being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate for allegedly cheating the PNB, the country’s second largest lender, to the tune of more than USD 2 billion. The duo and others are also being probed by other central agencies after the fraud came to light this year following a complaint by the PNB that they allegedly cheated the nationalised bank to the tune of over Rs 13,000 crore, with the purported involvement of a few employees of the bank. Both Nirav Modi and Choski are said to have left the country before criminal cases were lodged against them. “Officials in India and the UK say he (Nirav Modi) is in London, where his company has one store, and is trying to India tells UK not to provide safe haven to wanted criminals US President Donald Trump celebrates an early birthday during lunch with Singapore's PM Lee Hsien Loong on Monday T he United Kingdom should not be viewed as a safe haven for wanted criminals of other countries, India said on Monday, even as Britain confirmed fugitive Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi's presence on its soil. India's clear message was conveyed to UK Minister of State for Countering Extremism Baroness Williams by Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju at a meeting here. Raising the issue of fugitives such as Nirav Modi, liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who were wanted by New Delhi for frauds and financial misappropriations, Rijiju said. i Agencies Singapore CBI for Red Corner Notice against Modi, Choksi T he CBI has sought Interpol Red Corner Notices against billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi. The duo is on the run since the CBI registered an FIR against them on January 31. The duo had fled the country in the first week of January along with some family members, nearly a fortnight before PNB detected the fraud. Modi and Choksi have refused to to join the probe citing business engagements and health issues, the officials added. Choksi was reported to be in New York where he was allegedly seen enjoying a meal in a lavish upmarket restaurant but his exact location remains unknown, they said. the other fugitive ndia is also pushing for the extradition of liquor tycoon vijay Mallya, who is on trial for the uK court to rule if he can be extradited to india to face charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to around rs 9,000 crores. claim asylum from what he said was political persecution,” The Financial Times reported. “There are always a number of complicated cases that add a little tension and spice to our relationship with India. But there is also an appreciation from both sides that we have a legal process that has to be gone through and that we are of course governed by human rights legislation,” a senior UK Foreign Office official was quoted as saying by the report. Home Office said that “we are not commenting Merkel-Trump G7 face-off photo headed for history books Agencies Berlin An official photo posted by the German government showing a determined Angela Merkel standing up to an intransigent Donald Trump appears destined for the history books, summing up the deep fractures left by a disastrous G7 summit. The already iconic picture by Berlin's official photographer at the gathering in Canada, Jesco Denzel, set social media alight when it appeared on Saturday , hours before Trump ripped up the hard-fought summit conclusions in an angry tweetstorm. The image, which drew comparisons to a Baroque painting, shows Merkel 7 killed, 25 injured as bus, trucks collide in Khachrod FP news seRvice Khachrod Seven persons were killed and 25 others were seriously injured when a bus full of passengers caught fire after hitting two vehicles that had met with an accident on Monday morning. The mishap led to a long traffic jam on both sides. The jam was yet to be cleared till reports last came in. The intensity of the blaze could be gauged from the fact that two passengers were charred to death before they could jump out of the burning bus. Five oth- ers died either on way to hospital or during the course of treatment. The accident occurred near Ramnagar Phata on State Highway No 17 between Khachrod and Bhadavada village under Khachrod police station and around 35km from Ujjain district headquarters around 10am. Following the mishap, the bus veered off the road into roadside farm, said police station incharge Dinesh Verma. Drivers of the bus and a truck along with a cleaner died on the spot and their bodies were charred in fire, Verma said. CoNtD. oN p10 standing at the centre of the image leaning across a table before a seated Trump, his arms crossed in defiance. Merkel, looking focused or exasperated depending on the viewer's interpretation, is flanked by British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron, their faces largely obscured. Shinzo Abe of Japan looks on with a world-weary expression. Many saw a distillation of a crisis of the West in the photograph. Ex-PM• Vajpayee in AIIMS; Modi, Rahul visit him New Delhi: Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was admitted to Delhi's AIIMS hospital on Monday “for a routine check-up and investigations,” his party BJP said. He will spend the night in hospital. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited him in hospital in the evening. Congress president Rahul Gandhi also visited the BJP veteran, who was admitted to hospital around 11.30 am. The 93-year-old former PM's condition is stable, the hospital said in a health bulletin, adding that many tests were being carried out. the world '#according to rahul gandhi' Coca-Cola founder shikanji seller, McDonald's dhabawala Agencies New Delhi Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday cited the examples of successful American entrepreneurs to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies but took the analogies too far by describing the founder of Coca-Cola as a 'shinkanji seller' and that of McDonald's a 'dhaba wala'. He also said the founders of Ford, Mercedes and Honda were 'mechanics' whose skills were recognised by the meritocratic Congress president Rahul Gandhi being garlanded at National Convention of OBC Department of AICC, at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on Monday system in their countries and allowed them to prosper. Addressing a conven- tion of OBC workers of the Congress, Gandhi sought to emphasise the point that the Modi government ignored skills and talent and did not provide the right opportunities to backward classes with entrepreneurial drive. In that context, he talked about the founders of world-renowned companies such as Coca-Cola and McDonald's. "Everyone must have heard about the Coca-Cola company Who started this . company Who was he, does . anyone know? I will tell you who he was. The person who started the CocaCola company was one who sold 'shikanji'. CoNtD. oN p10 on individual cases”. The CBI had in May filed two charge sheets in the case before a Mumbai court. The ED has also filed its charge sheet in the case involving Nirav Modi, who is in his late 40s, and his associates, officials in New Delhi said. Govt hands over e-tendering scam to EOW Two Indian-origin ministers in Singapore, Vivian Balakrishnan and K Shanmugam, are playing a key role in facilitating a hassle-free summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un here on Tuesday . Balakrishnan, Singapore's foreign minister, made important visits to Washington, Pyongyang and Beijing in recent days to ensure that there would be no last-minute spoilers for the historic meeting hosted by the city-state. Balakrishnan, 57, is from the ruling People's Action Party He studied medicine and . later pursued postgraduate education in ophthalmology . Shanmugam is Singapore's Minister for Law and Home Affairs and he has the responsibility to make sure that the summit, the first between a sitting US president and a North Korean top leader, goes without a hitch from the security point of view. OUR sTAFF RePORTeR Bhopal The state government has handed over the probe into e-tendering scam in public health engineering department to economic offences wing (EOW). EOW additional director general V Madhu Kumar told Free Press that the agency has registered a case in e-tendering scam and initiated the probe. The documents are being collected and further action would be taken, said Kumar. It has come to light that three etenders, to the tune of Rs 1000 crore of department of PHE, were hacked and their rates were changed. The tenders were invited by ‘Jal Nigam’ under the department of PHE in December, 2017. The tenders for Rajgarh were of Rs 656 crore and Rs 282 crore, while a tender of Rs 138 crore was for Satna. When EOW perplexed over assignment he eow has been tassigned the task ofand probing into hacking tempering in e-tendering, a very technical assignment. according to sources, eow is still clueless as to how to start the probe. it needs technical experts to understand how tempering was done. the depth of the scam could be only fathomed by the eow when it is provided with a team of computer experts. principal secretary Pramod Agarwal logged in to the department’s website, he saw a red mark on opening the e-tender site. Agarwal wrote a letter to principal secretary, IT department, Manish Rastogi to get the matter investigated. It was found that the red mark was indicating tempering in the software meant for e-procurement. It revealed that e-tendering process was hacked by someone. Consequently, the three tenders were cancelled. CoNtD. oN p10 State cong chief wantS cBi proBe S tate congress president Kamal nath has demanded cBi probe into the scam. it is a serious matter and needs to be probed by cBi as foundation stones of the two projects, e-tenders of which were hacked, were to be laid by pM narendra Modi later this month.