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No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 vol. 9 No. 24 | BhoPal BhoPal | SuNday | July 8, 2018 | PageS 12 + 6 = 18 | ` 4 www.freepressjournal.in Congress party is a bail gaadi: PM NATION Weekend FOLIE The mysterious death of 11 in a Delhi family proves how little we À FAMILLE know about recognising fragile minds, writes Nichola Pais PAGE 1 KASHMIR SIMMERS ON EVE OF BURHAN WANI’S DEATH ANNIVERSARY 16-yr-old girl, 2 others killed as security forces ‘open fire’ AgENciES Srinagar News Brief Stranded Indian Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims evacuated Kathmandu: All the 1,430 stranded Indian pilgrims who were stranded while returning from the Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet have been airlifted to safety with the evacuation of the last batch of 160 people from Nepal's mountainous regions on Saturday, the Indian embassy here said. ‘No Bangladesh access to Naik’ new delhi: Promising full cooperation in India's quest to bring controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik back to the country, a close aide of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that Bangladesh will never allow its territory to be used by elements hostile to New Delhi. ‘Mobiles to blame for crime against women’ BhOPal: "Due to easy access to the Internet and smart phones, youngsters can see obscene content on phones. This results in a negative impact on innocent minds and leads to perversity," Khandwa MP Nandkumar Singh Chauhan said at Damoh. Three civilians, including a girl, 16, were killed and many injured when security when security forces allegedly opened fire at a stone-pelting mob during a cordon and search operation in a south Kashmir village on Saturday, sparking tension across the Valley on the eve of militant commander Burhan Wani's second death anniversary . A police officer said residents of Hawoora and adjoining villages tried to disrupt the anti-terror operation as security forces cordoned off the area following inputs that a group of militants was hiding in Kulgam, some 70 km from south of here. Eight civilians sustained firearm injuries during the clash with security forces. The three deceased were identified as as Andleeb, 16, Shakir Ahmad, 22 and Irshad Ahmad, 20. Five injured were being treated in hospitals and the condition of two of them was reported serious. Senior police, army and paramilitary officers rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation. ‘BJP wants Guv rule to continue in J&K’ B eople take part in funeral procession of three civilians (including a girl), allegedly killed in security forces action, at Hawoorah Mishipora, in Kulgam district on Saturday JP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday rejected reports that his party was working to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir with rebel PDP MLAs and said that it was for continuing with Governor's rule in the state in the interest of peace, governance and development. His comments on Twitter came after former CM and NC leader Omar Abdullah tweeted a news report that claimed that a “big chunk of PDP MLAs are in touch with the BJP high command" and the saffron party was looking to form government. MIlItants aMonG stone-pelters fIred at unIt: arMy T he Indian Army on Saturday said it fired at a mob of stone-pelters after "unidentified terrorists" hiding in the crowd opened fire at a patrol party causing injuries to some soldiers.Defence Ministry spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that an area domination patrol came under heavy stone-pelting in Hawoora village of Kulgam. "As patrol party tried to extricate, they were chased by an aggressive and menacing crowd of 400-500 persons which kept building up and coming dangerously close. "At one point of time, some unidentified terrorists also fired on the column. This resulted in some soldiers receiving grevious injuries." The authorities snapped mobile internet services in all the four south Kashmir districts of Kulgam, Anantnag, Shopian and Pulwama. Thousands of people walked to attend the funeral of the slain civilians. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman of his faction of the Hurriyat Conference who is under house arrest, tweeted that security forces had fired "indiscriminately" at protesters and accused them of "massacre". Curfew was already in place in Tral to prevent protests on the second death anniversary of Burhan Wani -- the popular militant commander who was killed on July 8, 2016 along with two of his asso- AgENciES Dehradun People caught talking on their mobile phones while driving in Uttarakhand will now have to pay a heavier penalty for the offence than just paying a fine, with the Uttarakhand High Court ordering temporary seizure of the cell- phones of the offenders in such cases for 24 hours. Justice Rajiv Sharma of the high court said the transport department should seize the cellphones of those caught using them while driving their vehicles anywhere in the state at least for 24 hours. The court authorised the department to seize the mobile phones of such offenders for the period by issuing them a valid receipt. "The Uttarakhand State Transport Department shall also register the FIRs, under the relevant provisions of the IPC as well as the Motor Vehicles Act,1988, against the violators of law involved in overloading, use of mobile phones while driv- FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 MAGUIRE, ALLI TAKE ENGLAND TO SEMIS ing/jumping red-light," the court order said. "The transport department is authorised to seize the mobile phones temporarily for a period of 24 hours after issuing a valid receipt," it said. Earlier, the court had ordered cancellation of the driving licences of the violators in such cases. Death sentence to minor’s rapist in 46 days OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal to Har CM• Scribes: Learn Etiquette Dele Alli is fifth different player to score a goal for England at 2018 World Cup, their joint-most in a single edition of tournament (also 1954, 1998 and 2002) Sagar court on Saturday awarded capital punishment to man guilty of raping a minor girl. The verdict was pronounced within one-and-a-half month of the crime. Sagar SP Satyendra Kumar Shukla said that a nine-year-old girl was raped in Rehli block of Sagar district on May 21. The Rehli police registered the case under section 376-A, 376-B, 366 of the IPC and the POCSO Act against perpetrator of the heinous crime Narayan Patel and arrested him. CoNtd. oN P8 ‘Suspending fake accounts to impact Twitter’s growth’ To counter the spread of misinformation on its platform, Twitter is suspending over one million fake and suspicious accounts a day which may further hit its already-stalled users' growth, the media reported. According to The Washington Post, the rate of account suspensions has more than doubled since October when the microblogging platform revealed to US Congress how the Russians used fake ac- Newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA) would- now conduct the national- level examinations -NET, NEET, JEE (Mains) -that were organised by the CBSE, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday . National Eligibility Test (NET) would be conducted in December and JEE (Mains) twice a year, in January and April. NEET would be conducted in February and May, the minister said. NET, a qualifying test for admission in higher educational institutions in the country, would be the first exam to be conducted by the newly formed body . The NTA would also conduct National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) and Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT), Javadekar said. The students can appear both the times in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and the best of the two scores would be taken in account for admission, the minister said. NEET is conducted for admissions to medical institutions across the country . “The exams will be more secure and at par with international norms. There will be no issues of leakage and it would be more student friendly Javadekar said. ," Girl raped for months by principal, 2 teachers & 16 students in Bihar PRINCIPAL, teacher sent to jail, four students to juvenile home by court AgENciES Chapra (Bihar) A principal of a private school and a teacher, who were arrested for allegedly raping and blackmailing a Class 9 student here, were on Saturday produced before a POCSO court which sent them to jail for a fortnight. Four students of the school, who were also allegedly involved in the incident, were sent to the remand home as they are juveniles. The teenager in her complaint to the police had alleged that she was raped and blackmailed by her school principal, two teachers and 16 students for seven months. The six were produced before the court of Additional District and Sessions judge Uday Kumar Upadhyay, who is also in-charge of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court. The court also directed that the case of the four students be heard separately and sent to the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB)which would verify their age. The girl's statement was also recorded by Judicial Mag- Scribes threaten leaders, Apart from fine, seize mobiles for 24hrs: U’khand HC demand money: Minister ahmedaBad: Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel and Gujarat MLAs Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevani were booked by police on trespass and other charges after allegedly leading a "raid" at a house where they claimed that liquor was illegally stored, an official said on Saturday. AgENciES Washington NEw DElhi Make your smile cheaper and your anger expensive. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar talkInG on cell phone WhIle drIvInG Hardik, Jignesh Mevani charged SiRSa: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday told a journalist, who was heard repeatedly asking him a question on grievance redressal, to learn "etiquettes". ciates. His killing triggered a wave of protesters in which over 100 lives were lost. Nearly 4,000 others were injured in the unrest that lasted for five months. Over 100 injured protesters were permanently or partially blinded by pellet gunshots used by the security forces to restore order in the valley . New agency to conduct JEE Main, NEET twice from next year Thought for the day over 70 Mn fake accounts suspended T witter Inc. has suspended more than 70 million fake accounts in May and June in a massive drive to clear out bots and trolls on the platform, the media reported.The crackdown on suspicious accounts, which came amid mounting political pressure after Congress criticised Twitter for lax regulation on foreign-controlled fake accounts to spread false information that may impact US domestic politics, Xinhua reported on Friday. counts to manipulate the 2016 presidential election. More than 70 million accounts were suspended in May and June, the report said on Friday. Twitter currently has nearly 330 million monthly active users (MAUs). Removing accounts could lead to a drop in the number of MAUs in the second quarter, claimed the report. A Twitter representative told CNET that its "ongoing information quality efforts", along with other factors, were impacting the number of MAUs. "MAU may continue to be negatively impacted in future periods due to our ongoing information quality efforts, GDPR, and other operational decisions," the report said quoting Twitter. The wave of account suspensions by the world's largest social network is one of several recent campaigns by Twitter to police its platform and stop spam and abuse of fake accounts. The micro-blogging platform said that in May, its systems identified and challenged more than 9.9 million potentially "spammy" or automated ac- counts per week -- up from 6.4 million in December and 3.2 million in September 2017. "Due to technology and process improvements during the past year, we are now removing 214 per cent more accounts for violating our spam policies on a year-on-year basis," Twitter informed last week. Twitter saw a drop in the average number of spam reports -- from an average of approximately 25,000 per day in March, to approximately 17,000 per day in May. BJP distances itself from statement, cong demands sacking OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal Minister of state for agriculture Balkrishna Patidar on Saturday courted controversy and accused scribes of threatening politicians. Addressing a party programme in Khargone, he said , "Scribes demand money from small-time leaders and threaten to publish unsavory news against them." Continuing in the same vein, he added, "They never get contented." Patidar was venting his frustration on the media after being shooed away by public during a recent Vikas Yatra. Addressing BJP workers, Patidar said a newspaper costs Rs 5 but it is publish immediately if any petty instance occurs. He declared that he did not need electronic or print media as mouth publicity was enough for him. Meanwhile, the BJP has distanced from Patidar's statement. BJP spokesman Rajnish Agarwal termed minister's statement as his personal views and added that the party did not support such statement. Agarwal said the BJP respects the media as it was the fourth estate. He accepted that it was wrong to level unsubstantiated charges against it. Congress spokesman Narendra Singh Saluja said that the haughtiness of being in power had gone in the head of BJP ministers as was evident with Patidar's statement. He demanded that the chief minister clarify his view and throw Patidar out of the cabinet. Principal beats class 4 student mercilessly, held Gorakhpur: A woman principal of a private school was arrested in neighbouring Deoria district for allegedly beating up a class 4 student, police said on Saturday. The incident took place in Banki village which comes under the jurisdiction of Bhaluani police station. istrate Rakesh Mani Tiwary . The principal told the court that the allegations against him were false and this was a conspiracy to frame him in the case in order to bring disrepute to him and the school. The school is located at Parsagarh village of Saran district, about 35 kms from the district headquarters of Chhapra. District Superintendent of Police Har Kishore Rai said an FIR was registered under Sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and the POCSO Act. CoNtd. oN P8 PS shunted out of Raj Bhawan for using govt fund for his books OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal Principal Secretary Mohan Rao was on Saturday shunted out of Raj Bhawan to mantralaya as officer-on-special-duty (OSD) for getting his books published using government fund. He will be replaced by Principal Secretary, cottage and rural industries, Veera Rana at Raj Bhawan. Rao had courted controversy after two books were published by Raj Bhawan. In one book, Rao had catalogued Governor Anandiben Patel's achievements in 111 days. His second book was on birds and trees inside Raj Bhawan. Congress had opposed publication of these books. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) too was said to be irked with Rao's working style. CoNtd. oN P8 thaIland cave rescue Over 100 chimneys drilled into mountain in effort to reach trapped boys AgENciES Mae Sai (Thailand) More than 100 chimneys are being drilled into the mountainside in a frantic bid to reach a Thai youth football team trapped in a cave complex below, the head of the rescue mission said on Saturday . The unprecedented rescue effort is attempting to establish new ways to extract the boys from above, if the underground chambers flood and it is deemed too risky to evacuate the team by diving out through the submerged passageways. "Some (of the chimneys) are as deep as 400 metres... but they still cannot find their location yet," Narongsak Osottanakorn In this July 3, 2018, image taken from a video shows boys in good health inside flooded cave Elon Musk team working on escape pod design WashInGton: SpaceX founder Elon Musk on Saturday said a team he had sent for the Thailand cave rescue operations is working closely with experts from the country on an escape capsule design to bring the 12 schoolchildren and their football coach trapped in a partially flooded cave to safety. told reporters, adding the mission lacked the technol- ogy "to pinpoint where they are staying".