r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 Sunrise: 05: 50 Sunset: 07: 15 HUMIDITY Morning : 96 Evening : 86 RNI No. 38281/83 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 26.6 C.21.4 C. Brahma Kumaris British MP sent back from airport over inappropriate visa VOL. XXXVI NO. 35 | INDORE INDORE | FRIDAY | JULY 13, 2018 | PAGES 14 | ` 3 NATION Brahma Kumaris Friendship flourishes by give and take on both sides. NO MORE UNNATURAL EDIT Heavy rains pummel State, normal life hit News Brief Dada Vaswani passes away PUNE: Spiritual leader Dada J P Vaswani, head of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission, died due to old agerelated ailments today, a mission member said. He was 99. "He had been admitted to a private hospital for the past few days and was discharged last night," the member said. Vaswani died in the mission premises this morning, she said. 6 die in steel unit gas leak in AP AMARAVATI: Six workers died in a poisonous gas leak at a steel mill rolling unit in Anantapuramu district on Thursday. District SP G Ashok Kumar said that the mishap occurred while testing was being done after maintenance work in the unit. "As per preliminary information, two workers died on the spot and four others in hospital. Carbon monoxide is used for reheating process and its leak caused mishap," he said. Indian girl Hima creates history TAMPERE: India's Hima Das created history by winning gold medal in women's 400 metre event at IAAF World U20 Championships here on Thursday. She registered a time of 51.46 sec in the final at Ratina Stadium to become the first Indian to win gold in a world championship across all age groups. 31 troops, 50 Taliban rebels killed in clashes KABUL: At least 31 securitymen and 50 Taliban militants were killed and 15 other officers were wounded in several attacks on checkpoints in N-E Afghanistan on Thursday. Coordinated attacks on several checkpoints and an Afghan security forces in Kunduz and Takhar began early on Thursday. OUR STAFF REPORTER/AGENCIES Bhopal Torrential rains lashed various parts of the state on, including the state capital, where water-loggings created hardships for people. The Met sources THE said rains would hit 22 districts of the State in the next 24 hours. In Bhopal, which recorded 11 cm rainfall in 24 hours till 8 am on Thursday the low-lying , areas were flooded due to overnight downpour. Mayor Alok Sharma sat on a chair in the middle of a waterlogged road near Saifia College in the city on Thursday to Indore: 70mm take stock of the Khandwa: 150mm situation. Khargone: 80mm "Khandwa district and Mhow Dhar: 67.2mm recorded the highGuna: 67.6mm est rainfall of 15 Ujjain 42mm cm in 24 hours till 8 am," Dr GD Raisen 53.6mm Mishra, senior Malajhkand: 48mm meteorologist of Narsingpur: 35mm India Meteorological Department Shajapur 38mm (IMD), Bhopal said. While many schools in Bhopal remained closed due to the downpour, those were open witnessed thin attendance as most children could not reach their schools due to flooded roads. People could be seen wading through waist-deep water in the morning to reach their destinations. According to Meteorological Department, monsoon is quite active and conditions are occurring under the influence of a trail of weather systems persisting in the Bay of Bengal moving to Central India. Along with this, the active off-shore trough is also per- BMC EXPOSED The Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) which pats its back for No-2 position in the country after Swachhata Survekshan and takes credit for Smart City transformation has been badly exposed with the spell of rains. Roads were heavily waterlogged. In morning hours, vehicular traffic was disrupted. Road users had to wade through water-logged roads. Low-lying colonies were waterlogged as cleaning of nullahs cleaning were incomplete this year. Even drains were not cleaned. sisting along the West Coast. Both the systems will play a major role in carrying the rains forward raising a threat of flood-like conditions in some parts of the country . Legalising same-sex marriage will offer the LGBT community a chance to significantly improve their quality of life by getting easy access to health services and care, a study has found. Members of the lesbian, gay bisexual, and transgen, der (LGBT) community often face barriers to availing of health services, including of insurance, besides stigma and discrimination. "A very large body of re- 'Paper tiger' Modi buckled under US pressure: Cong NEW DELHI Questioning the government's decision to cut oil imports from Iran, the Congress on Thursday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "paper tiger" and said he has buckled under the US pressure. Congress said the Modi govt has consciously reduced import of crude from Iran in June and it proves that Modi's foreign policy is "confusing and circular". It also asked if the govt has a concrete plan to protect the Indian customers from the rise of fuel prices due to reduction in oil imports from Iran. "India was importing 770,000 barrels per day , that figure has fallen to approximately 570,000 barrels per day Every. body knows India imports 80 per cent of its requirement of crude oil from overseas. "The reduction in import of oil from Iran will directly squeeze the pockets of the common man, reduce supply in, crease fuel prices and bloat the current account deficit," said Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill. The leader said the reduction shows that Modi is a "paper tiger" and has crumbled under the US pressure, ultimately hurting the Indian consumer. SC slams 'Superman' Lt Guv for doing nothing on Delhi garbage issue AGENCIES New Delhi The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed displeasure on the failure of Delhi Lt Governor, whom it termed "Superman", for not taking effective steps to tackle garbage problem in the city after his office admitted , that garbage management comes within its jurisdiction. A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta slammed Lt. Governor Anil Baijal for not taking appropriate action on the issue of solid waste management in Delhi and took into note that he did not attend crucial meetings on the issue and had not passed any directions too. On Tuesday the bench had , asked who is responsible for clearing the "mountain loads of garbage" - those answerable to the Delhi Lt Governor or the Chief Minister and in response, both the Delhi government and the Lt Governor on Thursday told the court that the Lt Governot has the power to issue directions to authorities concerned under the provisions of Delhi Municipal Corporation Act on disposal of solid waste. The bench said the meetings held by the Delhi Health Minister would not be not ac- AGENCIES Mumbai The benchmark BSE Sensex touched an all-time high of 36,699.53 points on Thursday, tracking gains in the Asian markets. The previous record level of the Sensex was of 36,443.9 points on January 29, 2018. In line with its bullish trend, the wider Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange traded over the 11,000 mark during the day . In the Asian markets, investor sentiments were boosted after reports on Wednesday said China and the US may resume talks to ease the ongoing trade tensions. At 12.29 p.m., Nifty50 traded at 11,067.95 points -higher by 119.65 points or 1.09 per cent -- from its previous close of 10,948.30 points. The barometer 30-scrip Sensex, which had opened at 36,424.23 points, traded at 36,659.62 points (12.29 p.m.) -- up by 393.69 points or 1.09 per cent -- from its previous session's close of 36,265.93 points. As mentioned, it has so far touched an intra-day high of 36,699.53 points and a low of 36,422.08 points. The BSE market breadth was bullish with 1,427 declines against 965 advances. In another major development, market capitalisation (m-cap) of Reliance Industries reached Rs 695,102.97 crore or $100 billion during the day, the second Indian company to reach the level after Tata Consultancy Services. The top gainers so far on the Sensex were Reliance Industries, Yes Bank, State Bank of India (SBI), Larsen and Toubro (L&T) and Hindustan Unilever whereas Infosys, Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M), Adani Ports, Power Grid and Tata Consultancy Services were the losers. On the NSE, Reliance Industries, Hindustan Petroleum and BPCL were the highest gainers while Bharti Infratel, Infosys and UPL lost the most. search in economics and sociology demonstrates that marriage is protective for health for heterosexual individuals, but ours is the first to show that marriage policy has meaningful effects on health care access for sexual-minority men," said lead author Christopher Carpenter, Professor at the Vanderbilt University in the US. "We found that lesbian, gay or bisexual adults were , more likely to get married after having access to legal same-sex marriage, and for men, that is associated with a statistically significant increase in the probability that they have health insurance, a usual source of care, and a routine health checkup," added Gilbert Gonzales Jr., Assistant Professor at the varsity . The results were based on the analysis of 16 years of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Behavioural Risk Factor Surveillance System. While there was increased health insurance coverage and health care access for gay men, no similar effect cepted by the Lt Governor because he would say it was chaired by someone without authority "Who is the Health . Minister according to LG?" asked the court. "Nobody from LG's office bothered to attend meetings and he says I have the power. I am Superman... It's passing buck, he says 'I am responsible, I will not do anything, but you will be blamed'," the bench said. "Your (LG) affidavit says it's (solid waste management) your responsibility . So don't bring Chief Minister into the picture," it added. The court, which was upset as there was no concrete plan for solid waste management in the city and said "mountains of garbage" (three landfill sites) Ghazipur, Okhla and Bhardwaj - indicate that Delhi is facing a grave situation and directed the Lt Guv's office to file an affidavit by July 16 on the time frame about the steps to be taken to deal with the situation. The top court, hearing a matter related to implementation of the Solid Waste Management Rules, had earlier directed the Centre to file a chart indicating whether the states and union territories have constituted state-level advisory boards in accordance with the provisions of Solid Waste Management Rules 2016. WOMEN UNSAFE IN MP Man rapes, attempts to kill minor girl TIKAMGARH: A 15-yearold girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by a man who also tried to kill her by hitting her head with a stone, police said on Thursday . The incident happened on Wednesday in a forested area of Satrai village in Madhya Pradesh's Tikamgarh district, police added. "The accused, Hariram Kushwaha (32) abducted the victim, raped her and then tried to kill her by hitting her head with a stone. The girl was found in a critical condition in the morning today," Inspector Jitendra Verma of Khargapur police station told PTI. "The victims family had a fight with some relatives yesterday evening. She was on her way to Khargapur police station to file a complaint when accused Hariram, riding a motorcycle, offered her a lift," Verma said. The official said that the accused, instead of taking her to the police station as promised, took her to the forests nearby and raped her. "On the basis of the girl's statement, we have booked Hariram for rape, attempt to murder and kidnapping under relevant sections of the IPC and the POCSO Act. A hunt is on for him," the official informed. He said that the girl is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital in Jhansi . Tharoor's 'Hindu Pakistan' remarks stirs passion Sensex hits record high, Nifty trades over 11,000 mark Miss India 2018 Winner Anukreethy Vas with Meenakshi Chaudhary (1st Runner up) and Shreya Rao (2nd Runner up) at the NRI of the Year Awards function, in Mumbai on Wednesday. PTI No discrimination against LGBTs once Sec 377 declared unconstitutional: SC AGENCIES New Delhi In a clear indication of its mind on the challenge to constitutional validity of Indian Penal Code's Section 377 which criminalizes gay sex, the Supreme Court on Thursday said that all the discrimination against the LGBT community will be go once the provision is declared unconstitutional. The court also made it clear that it would deciding on the validity of the Legalising same-sex marriage improves health care access for gays: Report AGENCIES New York ZAREEN IS A TOUGH GAL www.freepressjournal.in GLAM THOUGHT FOR THE DAY was observed for lesbian adults. However, no other effects were seen on mental health, behaviours such as cigarette smoking or heavy drinking. "That might mean that it's too soon to see some of these changes, since legalized, same-sex marriage is a fairly recent phenomenon in the US," Gonzales said. "There is still a lot of room for change in the policy environment to ensure the safety and well-being of these populations, but more research is needed," he added. provision on the basis of constitutional morality and not the majoritarian morality. The five judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, said this in response to plea by senior counsel Chander Uday Singh that the court, besides declaring Section 377 unconstitutional, should also make positive declaration ending all kind of discriminations against the community . Besides Chief Justice Misra, other judges on the bench are Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman, A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra. Buttressing his plea seeking positive declaration, Singh said that merely declaring Section 377 void would not end the problem and cited the instance of Britain and the US where long after homosexuality was decriminalized, discrimination and prejudice against the community continued. CONTD. ON P10 Justice Gogoi wants revolution, not reform NEW DELHI: A "revolution, not reform" is needed to keep the institution of judiciary serviceable for the common man, senior Supreme Court judge Justice Ranjan Gogoi said on Thursday asserting that the judiciary would , have to be more "pro-active" and on the "front foot". He also warned that if the judiciary wishes to preserve its independence, it should remain uncontaminated from external interference. The assertions were made by Justice Gogoi, who is the senior-most judge and is expected to succeed Chief Justice Dipak Misra on his retirement on October 2. Delivering the third Ramnath Goenka Memorial Lecture on "Vision of Justice", the judge told a packed Teen Murti Bhavan auditorium here that the judiciary was the "last bastion of hope" and has been "a proud guardian of the great constitutional vision". The institution has been endowed with great societal trust. AGENCIES New Delhi A major controversy brewed on Thursday over Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's remarks that a Hindu Pakistan would be created if the BJP returns to power with the Congress asking him to be restrained after the saffron party attacked him. The Thiruvananthapuram MP, however, refused to retract, saying the BJP-RSS idea of a Hindu Rashtra remained the mirror image of the neighbouring "intolerant theocratic state". "I have said this before and I will say it again. Pakistan was created as a state with a dominant religion that discriminates against its minorities and denies them equal rights. India never accepted the logic that had partitioned the country But the BJP. RSS idea of a Hindu Rashtra is the mirror image of Pakistan -- a state with a dominant majority religion that seeks to put its minorities in a subordinate place. "That would be a Hindu Pakistan and it is not what our freedom movement fought for, nor the idea of India enshrined in our Constitution," Tharoor wrote on Facebook. The parliamentarian said Hindus like him cherish the inclusive nature of their faith and have no desire to live "as our Pakistani neighbours are forced to, in an intolerant theocratic state. "We want to preserve India and not turn our beloved country into a Hindu version of Pakistan." The Facebook post came in response to criticism from the BJP which said "such kind of abuses for the Indian democracy" by Tharoor had become the constant feature of the Congress. "By saying Hindu Pakistan you have attacked the democracy of India and the Congress has attacked the Hindus of the country. This is condemnable. This has been the nature of the Congress that while hating Modi, they have crossed all the lines and they start attacking the country," BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said. Patra asked Congress President Rahul Gandhi to explain Tharoor's remarks and apologise. CONTD. ON P10 SC decides to check big fat Indian wedding FP NEWS SERVICE / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court has decided to do something about the big fat Indian wedding. It has asked the Centre to consider making it compulsory for families to disclose wedding expenditure. Both sides of the family can submit wedding expenditure to the marriage officer concerned, the court has pointed out. According to the court, the Centre should consider amending laws to make this possible. The rationale is that the move will act as a disincentive for dowry and also check lavish spending, which is often done under societal pressures. This will also nip in the bud false cases registered under the Dowry Prohibition Act.‘’We may consider the question whether details of expenditure incurred on marriage should be jointly furnished to the jurisdictional marriage officer to avoid future disputes about the allegation of demand of dowry noted the court in its order.It further said ," that a part of the wedding expenditure could even be deposited in the wife's bank account to meet certain future exigencies.