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 32.4 C.23.6 C. Sunrise: 05: 48 Sunset: 07: 16 HUMIDITY Morning : 59 Evening : 49 vol. 9 no. 23 | BhoPal BhoPal | SatURday | JUly 7, 2018 | PageS 14 + 8 = 22 | ` 3 NATION Toloveandbe lovedbyallisthe keytopositiveand peacefulliving. Brahma Kumaris EDIT Heavy rains inundate Nagpur, Kumaraswamy’s budget for farmer legislature in darkness Forex reserves dip by $1.75bn AgeNCieS Mumbai News Brief TODAY IN• WORLD CUP round of 8 SWEDEN vS ENGLANDSAMARA-7.30pM RUSSIA v CROTIA SOCHI-11.30pM Man kills daughter, shoots at wife over money to buy liquor DATIA: A32-yearold manonFridayallegedly killedoneofhisdaughters, injuredanotherandshotat hiswifeafterthelatter refusedtogivehimmoney tobuyliquorinDatia district,thepolicesaid. Theincidenthappenedat 7amatIndargarhvillage here."MonuJhashotat andinjuredhiswifeJyoti (30)withacountry-made pistolaftersherefusedto givehimmoneytobuy liquor.Hethenattackedhis five-year-oldandsix-month olddaughterswithaknife," IndargarhpolicestationinchargeJagdishSharmasaid. The6-month-olddied whileundergoing treatmentforherinjuries atahospitalinGwalior,he said. Andrabi, 2 aides sent to 10 days NIA custody NEW DELhI Asiya Andrabi,chiefofthe Kashmiriwomen's separatistgroup "Dukhtaran-e-Milat" (DaughtersoftheFaith), andtwoofherassociates weresentto10days NationalInvestigation Agency(NIA)custodyon Fridayforallegedly advocatingsecessionof JammuandKashmirand makinghatefulspeeches advocatingviolence. AfterAndrabi,Sofi FehmeedaandNahida Nasreenwerepresented beforeaSpecialNIAJudge poonamBambain connectionwithasedition casefiledagainstthem,the courtallowedtheagency toquizthethreeaccused tillJuly16. MP Tourism Board crossed 1mn FB followers KOLKATA: Madhya pradeshisapopular holidaydestination,its tourismboardhasrecently crossedonemillion followersonFacebook,an officialsaidhereonFriday. Yuvrajpadole,deputy directorofeventsand marketing,MpTourism Board,saidthatthestate offersawidearrayof attractions-fromwildlife topilgrimageandheritage toleisure."Madhya pradeshTourismBoard's Facebookpagehascrossed onemillionfollowers.Itis nowoneofthemost popularandactivetourism organisationsinthe country,"padolesaid. www.freepressjournal.in India's foreign exchange reserves declined by $1.757 billion to $406.058 billion in the week to June 29 owing to fall in foreign currency assets, the RBI data showed. In the previous week, reserves had dipped by USD 2.25 billion to USD 407.81 billion. Forex reserves had touched a record high of USD 426.028 billion in the week to April 13, 2018. Reserves had crossed the USD 400-billion mark for the first time in the week to September 8, 2017, but have since been fluctuating. In the reporting week, foreign currency assets, a major component of the overall reserves, decreased by USD 1.781 billion to USD 380.718 billion, according to Reserve Bank data. Expressed in the US dollar terms, foreign currency assets include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of the non-US currencies such as the euro, pound and yen held in the reserves. Gold reserves rose by USD 38 million to USD 21.369 billion in the reporting week. The special drawing rights with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) fell by USD 5.2 million to USD 1.486 billion. The country's reserve position with the IMF also declined by USD 8.7 million to USD 2.484 billion, the apex bank said. MUMBAI: Stagingamildrecoveryfroma recordclosinglow,therupeeedgedupby8 paisetoendat68.87againsttheUS currency,largelytrackinggainsinkeyAsian unitsamidweakdollartoneoverseas.The domesticboursestooenjoyedahealthy weekendrun.Theoutcomeofthelatest FOMCmeetingminutesandthereleaseof better-than-expectedUSISMnonmanufacturingpMInumbersdidlittleto influencethehomecurrencyevenas investorsbracedforapotentialinterestrate hikesnear-term.Though,therupeebriefly slippedbelow69levelsinmid-morningdeals butmanagedtorecouplossesonapparent interventionbytheRBI,coupledwith greenbacksellingbyexporters. Women cricket team is at par with men’s Two retd BoI officials held in Rs 2654 cr fraud case AgeNCieS New Delhi Torrential rains hit normal life in capital OUR STAFF RePORTeR BHOPAL Re recovers from all-time closing low, up 8 paise SPORT Thought for the day Torrential rains paralysed normal life in the state capital on Friday It left many ar. eas waterlogged and the capital remained power-less for hours. A trough running across Central India and a cyclonic circulation over South Chhattisgarh will give moderate to heavy rains over East Madhya Pradesh. Heavy rains posed problems for commuters as they had to wade through waterlogged roads. Nearly 38mm rainfall was recorded in just one hour in Bhopal. People had to wade through knee-deep water especially in Bhopal Talkies, Hamidia Road, Jyoti Talkies, Shahpura (Manisha Market). Contd. on P10 The CBI on Friday arrested two senior retired officers of Bank of India in connection with alleged loan fraud of Rs 2,654 crore by Vadodarabased Diamond Power Infrastructure Ltd (DPIL). V V Agnihotri and PK Shrivastava, retired GM and DGM, respectively had allegedly , granted undue favours to the company in granting credit limits, the officials said. They said both have been arrested on Friday and will be produced before special court in Ahmedabad tomorrow. The promoters of the company were arrested in April this year. The agency in an FIR had said that the DPIL, which manufactures electric cables and equipment, is promoted by Suresh Narain Bhatnagar and his sons Amit and Sumit, who are also the directors of the firm. The loan, it said, was declared a non-performing asset in 2016-17. "It is alleged that the DPIL, through its management, fraudulently availed credit facilities from a consortium of 11 banks (both public and private) since 2008, leaving behind an outstanding debit of Rs 2,654.40 crore as of June 29, 2016," the agency had said. While Agnihotri was posted as AGM, Shrivastava was posted as DGM in the Zonal office of BoI in Vadodara in 2007-08. Agnihotri had retired as GM and Shrivastava as DGM. "Both had shown undue favour in the sanction of the working capital limits to a Vadodara based firm in 2008. It was also alleged that these officials were responsible for processing and recommending the working capital limits of Rs. 53.40 cr in violation of the guidelines of the bank," CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal said. He said they were responsible for disbursal of limits without ensuring compliance of conditions stipulated in the sanction. The company and its directors managed to get term loans and credit facilities despite being on the RBI's defaulters list and the ECGC's caution list at the time of the initial sanction of credit. Banks working with UK agencies to recover dues from Mallya: SBI MD New Delhi Indian banks are working very closely with various agencies, including in the UK, to recover maximum out of assets owned by Vijay Mallya after a British court allowed them to search and seize properties of the fugitive liquor baron, SBI MD Arijit Basu said on Friday . "We have been able to come this far because of efforts that was taken in a very coordinated manner by all agencies including the government. We are very happy with the court order and with this kind of order we have we should be able to go after those assets," he told reporters here. The SBI is the leader of consortium of 13 banks that lent about Rs 9,000 crore to Mallya's now defunct Kingfisher Airlines. Without giving a specific number, Basu said: "there are various laws which operate between different countries that allow us to go beyond our national borders. With the effort that we have made, we have got worldwide freezing order. Pg-11 Sharif sentenced to 10 yrs Green Corridor formed to transfer organ Two minor girls raped in Raisen for graft, daughter gets 7 OUR STAFF RePORTeR Bhopal AgeNCieS Islamabad Dealing a severe blow to the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) ahead of the general elections, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on Friday sentenced to 10 years in prison while his daughter Maryam Nawaz was given seven-year jail over graft charges in the purchase of overseas properties. The verdict was delievered by the accountability court in the Avenfield corruption case, which is related to the Sharif family's ownership of four flats in the posh Avenfield House in London. Sharif, a three-time Premier, was earlier disqualified from standing for his PML-N following convic- tion in corruption cases. His brother Shahbaz Sharif now heads the party and is running in the July vote. The court ordered Sharif to pay a fine of $10.6 million while Maryam Nawaz was fined $2.6 million. Her husband Captain Safdar Awan was given one-year sentence. Accountability court Judge Mohammad Bashir announced the verdict after several delays. Sharif was sentenced for "owning assets beyond income and one year (included in the 10year term) for not co-operating with the National Accountability Bureau. He will serve his sentences concurrently . Maryam Nawaz received jail term "for abetting a crime and one year (included in the 7-year term) for not co-operating -- again to run concurrently. The Sharif family insists that they had purchased the apartments through "legitimate financial resources". For the first time in Madhya Pradesh, organs were harvested in Bhopal for transplantation from a person who committed suicide. Heart was flown to the AIIMS, New Delhi through a 25-km-long Green Corridor, on Friday morning. The Corridor was formed from Bansal Hospital to the airport at 6am. Other organs were shifted to local hospitals. Six persons were benefitted from these donations. It is the second time in the state capital that heart of a deceased person was sent outside for transplantation. Earlier, on December 30, 2017, heart was taken to Fortis Hospital, Mumbai when organs were harvested from 20year-old Shashank Korane of Kolar, who was declared brain dead following a road accident. This time, kin of Atul Lokhande (27), who had shot himself, donated organs, on Friday Heart was . AgeNCieS Raisen taken to AIIMS, New Delhi while kidneys were shifted to Siddhanta-Red Cross Hospital and Chirayu Hospital. Liver was given to Bansal Hospital. Eyes were donated to the eye bank. It took 17 minutes to cover 25 kms from Bansal Hospital to the airport. Lokhande was declared brain dead on Thursday. Family members gave the consent for organ donations. Dr Subodh Varseny of Siddhanta-Red Cross Hospital, said: "We got one of the kidneys and it has been transplanted to a 30-yearold male engineer. Operation is successful and the patient is on dialysis." Dr Rakesh Bhargava, general secretary of Organ Donation Society, said, "It is first time in Madhya Pradesh that organs were harvested for donation in a suicide case. It is second time when hearts have been flown outside Bhopal. Two cases of rape of minor girls, one of them only over four years old, have been registered in Bareli town in the district, police said on Friday . The incidents follow an alleged gang-rape of an 8year-old girl at Mandsaur last month, which led to outrage across the state. A 26-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a four-and-a-half-yearold girl who lived in his neighbourhood in Bareli town, a police official said. The accused -- identity not disclosed -- took the girl with him on the pretext of `Kanya Bhoj', a ritual where a young girl is invited home and fed, on June 28, said Bareli police station in-charge SS Mukati. He allegedly raped her and warned her not to disclose the incident to anyone, the officer said. When he went to the girl's house again two days ago, saying he wanted to take her along for another Kanya Bhoj, the girl refused to go and started crying. When her mother asked her the reason, she narrated the earlier incident, the police officer said. The girl's parents approached the SP who directed officials to register a case. The accused was arrested at Bareli bus stand last evening when he was trying to flee the town, Mukati said. In the second incident, a 15-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and raped by two men on July 3. The accused, identified as Sanjay Singh Dhakad and Akash Singh Dhakad, are absconding, Mukati said. In both cases, police have pressed charges of rape under the IPC and relevant charges under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, he said. Dalit youth tied to pole, flogged Gene therapy may help treat chronic kidney disease OUR STAFF RePORTeR Bhopal A Dalit youth of Hosangabad was allegedly tied to a pole near petrol pump and whipped mercilessly by his employer as he stayed away from duty without permission. The incident occurred on June 23 but the matter was reported to police on July 2. Petrol pump owner Chintu Sahu and Dipak Sahu not only thrashed the youth but also shot the incident with their cellphones. Though the incident took place on June 23 night, the alleged victim reported the matter to Hoshangabad Dehat police station on July 2. It is said that the victim had left for his maternal uncle's village out of fear of being killed by the accused if he reported the matter to the police. While narrating his ordeal, the victim told media persons on Friday that he couldn't go to work at petrol pump because he was badly hurt in an accident. Five days later, both Chintu and Dipak Sahu reached his house and took him forcibly to the petrol pump. After reaching petrol pump, the accused duo tied him to a pole and flogged for remaining absent for five days without permission. He said both Chintu and Dipak Sahu had also threatened him to kill if he reported the matter to police. "Fearing for life, I fled to my maternal uncle's house in Pawarkhedi but returned and reported the matter to police at my uncle's insistence," alleged Ahirwar. ASP of Hoshangabad Rakesh Khaka said acting on Ahirwar's complaint, a case was lodged at Hoshangabad Dehat police station under Sections 342, 294, 323 and 506 of IPC, besides under provisions of the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Both the accused were arrested and the whip used in the crime was seized by the police. The police have also seized the one minute ten seconds long video clip of the employer flogging Ahirwar with a hunter and abusing him. S cientists have found that administering gene therapy may reverse damage in kidney cells, suggesting a potential treatment for chronic kidney disease characterised by gradual loss of its functions. The research showed that whether adeno-associated virus (AAV) -- a relative of the virus that causes the common cold -- could deliver genetic material to damaged cells in the kidneys.They explained that diabetes, hypertension and other conditions cause chronic kidney disease, which occurs when damaged kidneys cannot effectively filter waste and excess fluids from the body . "Chronic kidney disease is an enormous and growing prob- lem. Unfortunately, over the years, we have not developed more effective drugs for the condition, and this reality is leading us to explore gene therapy," said Benjamin D Humphreys from the Division of Nephrology at Washington University . In the study published in Jour, nal of the American Society of Nephrology the team evaluated , six AAV viruses, both natural and synthetic, in mice and in stem-cell-derived human kidney organoids. A synthetic virus, Anc80, created by the researchers proved successful in reaching two types of cells that contribute to chronic kidney disease by secreting proteins that gum up the organ and cause irreversible damage.The results showed that the genetic material carried by Anc80 was transferred successfully to the targeted kidney cells and the same virus was also used in gene therapy strategies to treat mice with kidney scarring. "The interesting thing about the adeno-associated viruses is that they persist in the body for many months, potentially giving a therapeutic gene a chance to do its work," Humphreys explained."Chronic kidney disease is a slowly progressive disease, so that is an advantage. After many years of research, we could envision that patients would need injections maybe twice a year as opposed to every week, like with chemo," he added. IANS Rewa solar plant starts operations, to serve Delhi Metro OUR STAFF RePORTeR BHOPAL Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Ltd (RUMS) on Friday said that power supply has started from its 750 MW Rewa solar power project from Thursday midnight. The 750MW Solar Project in Rewa district, is among the largest single-site solar power plants in the world. Rewa project has been acknowledged in India and abroad for its robust project structuring and numerous innovations. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan said "Rewa Project is a living example of transparency that Madhya Pradesh Government believes in. The bidding for the project was conducted online for as long as the bidders were interested, 33 hours without stop, said CM adding the project has started producing merely 17 months from the historical bidding in February 2017. The project made possible an investment of over Rs 4,000 crore in the State. The environmental impact of the project is like planting 2.6 crore trees, said Chouhan. New and renewable energy SALIENT FEATURES Q 750 MW project, among the largest single site projects in world Q Power off take by Madhya Pradesh & dMrC - meets 90% of delhi Metro day demand Q Potential saving of more than 6000 cr to MP and delhi Metro rail Corporation Q funding via Clean Technology fund and World Bank concessional loan Q Project would lead to of Co2 avoidance of 15.4 lac tonnes annually, Q only Project to get World Bank & CTf loan minister Narayan Singh Kushwaha, said "it is a matter of happiness that the project would give environmentally friendly power to the state at an extremely low rate of Rs. 2.97 per unit, which is even less than our average power procurement cost. It is also a matter of happiness that, after meeting the requirement of Madhya Pradesh, the power would also be supplied to Delhi Metro." The project is being developed by Mahindra Renewables, ACME Solar Holdings and Solengeri Power - who emerged as the winners for project's three units at tariffs of Rs 2.979, Rs 2.970 and Rs 2.974 for the first year. This was the lowest tariff discovered at that point in time through a bidding process for solar projects in India. The project is an expression of commitment of Madhya Pradesh to fulfil the promises made by India to the world community and to the next generation of developing 100 Giga Watt solar energy by 2022. CJI is master of roster, has authority to allocate cases: SC NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday maintained that the CJI is "the master of the roster" and has the prerogative and authority to allocate cases to different benches of the apex court. A bench comprising justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan in their separate concurring verdicts said the CJI occupies the role of "first among equals and is empowered to exercise leadership in administration of court" which includes assignment of cases.