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 30.8 C.23.5 C. Sunrise: 05: 49 Sunset: 07: 16 HUMIDITY Morning : 92 Evening : 71 NATION vol. 9 no. 26 | BhoPal BhoPal | tuesday | July 10, 2018 | Pages 16 | ` 3 cong questions Modi's silence on lynching cases www.freepressjournal.in EDIT An election fARce in PAk GLAM Thought for the day The first aspirant who introduces Sadhana should be given due credit. His sincerity and steadfastness inspires others to follow him. — Sri Ma Radhika, Manav in horror zone SUPREME COURT REJECTS CONVICTS’ PLEA, SAYS... Nirbhaya’s rapists will haNg NO MERIT IN REVIEW PETITIONS, hence dismissed: Bench AgENcIES New Delhi News Brief China agrees to cut tariffs on Indian drugs Beijing: India and China have reached an agreement on reduction of tariffs on the import of Indian medicines, particularly cancer drugs, to China, the Foreign Ministry said here on Monday, days after a Chinese movie on a leukaemia patient highlighted the need for paving the way for import of cheap Indian medicines. SC: Outsiders can’t offer namaz in Taj new Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to allow outsiders to offer 'namaz' at a mosque in the Taj Mahal premises, saying the historic monument, which is one of the seven wonders of the world, "must be protected". ‘Samsung to make India export hub’ noiDa: The world's largest mobile factory unveiled by South Korean tech giant Samsung in Noida will not only generate more jobs but also make India a global export hub, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday. 'The English Patient' wins Golden Booker lonDon: Sri Lanka-born Canadian literary icon Michael Ondaatje's 'The English Patient' has won the special one-off Golden Man Booker Prize to mark the 50th anniversary of the prestigious literary award here. 'The English Patient' is a tale of love and conflict during World War II. Four more boys out of Thai cave Mae Sai: An aide to the Thai Navy SEAL commander says four boys were brought out of the flooded cave in northern Thailand on Monday and the ongoing rescue operation is over for the day. The aide, Sitthichai Klangpattana, didn't comment on the boys' health or say how well the operation has gone. A total of eight of the 12 boys have now been brought out. The convicts in the sensational December 16, 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case now face the gallows, after the Supreme Court on Monday held that they have failed to make out a case for grant of any relief from the death sentence. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra dismissed the review petitions filed by three of the four convicts Mukesh (31), Pawan Gupta (24) and Vinay Sharma (25), saying no ground has been made out by them for a review of the top court verdict of May 5 last year. The bench, also comprising Justices R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan, said Faith in judiciary reinstated: Mother he of the 2012 and t16,parentsgangrapedecember murder victim on monday said their faith in the judiciary was reinstated and they hoped to get justice after the Supreme court dismissed the pleas of three of the four convicts in the case, seeking a review of its verdict Nirbhaya's parents show victory sign after SC verdict on Monday upholding the death penalty Village celebrates verdict, distributes sweets awarded to them. “the Supreme court upholding its verdict is a esidents of the native village of 'Nirbhaya' on monday demanded immediate hanging of those convicted of her rape and murder. as strong message to those who the news of the verdict reached there, villagers of medawara Kalan in commit such heinous crimes. our faith in the judiciary has been Ballia district distributed sweets and offered a special worship in the reinstated. I appeal to the prime village temple by offering milk to the deity. Nirbhaya's grandfather minister to take concrete steps lalji Singh said if the culprits were hanged to death by now, then against atrocities towards young such monstrous incidents would not have happened, referring to girls and women," asha devi, the repeated cases of rapes in various parts of the country. "the convicts mother of the victim, said. must be immediately hanged to death," he said. r these convicts have failed to point out any "error apparent on the face of Centre to SC: Live-streaming of court proceedings can be undertaken AgENcIES New Delhi Live streaming of court proceedings across the country can be undertaken, the Centre informed the Supreme Court on Monday . A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud asked the parties to give suggestions to the Attorney General for formulating holistic guidelines for live-streaming of court proceedings. The apex court had on May 3 sought the response of the Centre to pleas seek- ing live streaming, video recording or transcribing of judicial proceedings in courts. Attorney General had earlier told the court that live streaming of court proceedings was an accepted practice in various countries. In a bid to bring in transparency, the top court had last year allowed the installation of CCTV recording with audio in trial courts and tribunals in every state. A petition, filed by a law student, has also sought a direction for setting up of live streaming rooms within the apex court premises and granting access to legal interns. record" in the judgment and they were given elaborate hearing during their SC to hear pleas on homosexuality from tomorrow; rejects govt's plea to defer it AgENcIES New Delhi The Supreme Court is all set to commence crucial hearing on Tuesday on a clutch of pleas challenging re-criminalisation of consensual gay sex between two adults, rejecting the Centre's plea seeking postponement of the proceedings. A newly re-constituted five-judge constitution bench has posted tomorrow for hearing the petitions challenging section 377 of the IPC, which criminalises unnatural sex between two consenting adults. The new five-judge bench Rains batter Mumbai for third day, normal life hit AgENcIES Mumbai Heavy rains continued to batter Mumbai, its surroundings and large parts of Maharashtra for the third consecutive day on Monday, hitting normal life and disrupting rail and road traffic, an official said. In a major operation mounted in neighbouring Palghar, the administration rescued over 275 villagers stranded in their their 100-odd homes on the coastal salt-pans in Vasai which flooded this morning due to heavy overnight rains. Mumbai's lifelines, the Western Railway (WR) and Central Railway (CR) were running late by around 1520 minutes due to waterlogged tracks at various points on the network, causing misery for millions of morning-evening peak hour commuters. WR cancelled 50 services and another 100-plus were A woman, carrying a girl, wades through a waterlogged road during heavy rains, in Thane on Monday delayed adding to commuters woes, but there was no major breakdown in operations despite tracks being flooded at many places. While Mumbai Airport officials said there were no major flight disruptions, Ixigo CEO Aloke Bajpai claimed that 28 percent of all flights were hit by delays to and from Mumbai, with services to New Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Hong appeal against the Delhi High Court judgment. "In these review petitions, Kong and Singapore affected on Monday . As a precautionary measure, Eduation Minister Vinod Tawde announced closure of all schools and colleges in the city and surrounding measures for the day . The city was lashed with 78.6 mm of rain, and suburbs got 68.1 mm till Monday evening, and heavy rains continued with short spells of break. will be headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and comprise Justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra. A bench led by the Chief Justice today did not agree to the submission of the Centre that it should be granted four weeks to file its reply to the petitions and the hearing be adjourned. "No, no. It will not be adjourned," the bench, which NCLT dismisses Mistry's plea against removal as Tata Sons chairman MUMbAI The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Monday dismissed the pleas of Cyrus Mistry challenging his removal as Chairman of Tata Sons. Mistry was removed as the Tata Sons board and majority of its members lost confidence in him, the NCLT Mumbai's main bench of B S V Prakash Kumar and V Nallasenapathy said in a judgment. The tribunal said it was not accepting Mistry's contentions that his removal was due to the result of mismanagement by the board and oppression of minority shareholders of the group. Mistry was removed because the board and majority of its members lost confidence in him after he sent out certain crucial information about the company to the I-T department, leaked details to the media and came out openly in public against the company's shareholders and its board, the bench said. Pg13 One-fourth of elderly Indians living alone: Survey AgENcIES New Delhi erly (48.88 per cent) is living with their spouse only, while about 26. 5 per cent are living with their children or other family members," the survey reported. The condition is worse in urban areas, where 25.3 percent of elderly people also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said when Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre, sought deferment of the crucial hearing. Section 377 refers to 'unnatural offences' and says whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to pay a fine. are found living alone in comparison to 21.38 per cent in rural areas. It was also observed that a larger number of older persons preferred to live alone or with their spouse only And . though they enjoyed their independence, problem for them lies in their being "financially dependent" on others. "Only 36.81 were financially independent in the autumn of their life," the survey claimed. On the other hand, 68.24 per cent enjoyed ideological independence, 60.54 per cent psychological independence, 69.54 per cent social independence and 61.81 per cent physical independence. During the survey, about 88.5 per cent of the elder said they needed healthcare services to ensure their independence in old age. "Their is an urgent need to make every older person financially independent in old age, so that they can afford long-term care and palliative care, whenever they need it. "Provisions for ensuring independence in old age and long term / palliative care for frail elderly must be made at all levels - family, community and government," Himanshu Rath, founder of Agewell Foundation, said. Conducted during the months of May and June this year, the survey was spread across 20 states of India. 1 AgENcIES Baghpat Mafia don Prem Prakash Singh, alias Munna Bajrangi, was allegedly shot dead by another gangster inside the district jail here on Monday, hours before he was to be produced in a local court in a case of demanding extortion money from a former BSP legislator, police said. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath termed the killing of Bajrangi, who was listed as an accused in 40 criminal cases, including those of murder and extortion, "serious" and ordered a probe. Four jail officials, including the jailor and the head warden, were suspended in connection with the incident. 2 1.Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies (SUBIS) from a bungalow owned by forest minister Gaurishankar Shejwar at Barla in Raisen 2.Hoarding installed at University being run from bungalow, carries name of forest minister Gaurishankar Shejwar and his son 3.100 acre allotted to SUBIS is lying unused for last six years 3 FOREST MINISTER gets Rs 7L per month as rent from the varsity NITENDRA SHARMA Bhopal Sanchi Buddhist University, the only one in the country, has turned out to be an example of how a minister is using his clout to procure benefits. The land, allotted for construction of the university building, is located in the constituency of forest minister Gaurishankar Shejwar. It has been lying vacant for six Gangster shot in jail in Yogi-raj Bajrangi, 51, was allegedly killed by Sunil Rathi, who is also a gangster and had been in Baghpat Jail since July 31 last year, officials said. Rathi has been taken into custody and is being interrogated. Bajrangi, who was brought here from Jhansi Jail yesterday was kept in a cell , with 10 other inmates, including Rathi, said Additional Director General (Prisons) Chandra Prakash. "Rathi shot Bajrangi after they got into an altercation this morning inside the jail," Prakash said. Bajrangi was to be produced in a local court today in a case of demanding extortion money from former BSP MLA Lokesh Dixit in 2017. years, because no edifice has come up there. The University is currently running in the house of Shejwar on rent. A monthly rent of Rs 7 lakh for this building is being paid by the university to Mudit Shejwar, son of Gaurishankar Shejwar. The state government allotted a 100-acre land near Sanchi six years ago for the construction of the university building. Besides, a 20acre land was allotted to open foreign centres and schools near the university . The land has been allotted for its own building which has not been constructed for six years to benefit Shejwar. Contd. on P12 Women set relative on fire over property dispute in Vidisha OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal Property dispute in family took an ugly turn on Monday when two women set their sixty-year-old-relative on fire at Bisanpur village in Vidisha district. The two women torched the man, when he did not take their taunts in lighter vein and started abusing them. Kanchhedi Ahirwar suffered 65 per cent burns and has been referred to Hamidia Hospital, Bhopal. Kurwai police have booked two women for attempt to murder; however, no arrests have been made so far. According to police, Umila Ahirwar (30) and Krishna Ahirwar (40) passed a taunt at Kanchhedi, who in turn hurled abuses at them. Contd. on P12 Woman given triple talaq over burnt roti in Banda of UP AgENcIES Banda No compaNy for the old It has been some time since India's population breached the one billion mark, but a recent survey has revealed that this overwhelming sea of people has done little to make the elderly less lonely . Working on the sample size of 10,000 elderly people, Delhi-based NGO Agewell Foundation found that almost every fourth elderly -- 23.44 per cent of the respondents -- was living alone in the country . "Almost every second eld- no ground has been made out which may furnish any ground to review the judgment. We, thus, find no merit in these review petitions and consequently the , review petitions are dismissed," the bench said. The fourth death row convict, Akshay Kumar Singh (33), has not yet filed a review petition against the apex court judgment. One of the accused in the case, Ram Singh, had allegedly committed suicide in the Tihar Jail here on March 11, 2013. The 23-year-old paramedic student was gangraped on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 inside a running bus in South Delhi by six persons and severely assaulted before being thrown out on the road. 100-acre lying idle as Sanchi varsity runs from minister’s place A woman has complained to police that she was given triple talaq and forced to leave her husband's house because a roti she had prepared got burnt. The incident had happened in Pahretha village of Mahoba district and it came to light after the 24-year-old woman registered a complaint with the police yesterday, ASP Banshraj Yadav said. On the basis of her complaint, a case of domestic violence will be registered the husband, he said. The woman, who got married last year, also alleged that her husband had inflicted burn injuries on her with cigarettes three days before 'divorcing' her by Madrasa expels student for applying tilak, acting in short film PAlAkkAD A fifth standard student of a madrasa in northern Kerala has been expelled for reportedly applying "chandana kuri" (sandalwood paste) on her forehead and acting in a short film, as a section of the community termed the act "unislamic". The matter was brought to light through a Facebook post written by the student's father, Ummer Malayil. Malayil said his daughter had got an opportunity to act in a short film in which she played the role of a non-Muslim in two or three scenes. She had sported a 'chandana kuri' in the film which apparently irked the madrasa authorities, resulting in her expulsion from the school, the father said. Contd. on P12 way of triple talaq, the police said. The Supreme Court had on August 22 last year struck down triple talaq, calling the practice unconstitutional and in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution, which provides for equality before the law.