RnI no. mpeng/2010/35815 t Indore t Bhopal t Ujjain t Mumbai t Pune r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 vol. 9 no. 52 | bHoPal bHoPal | SUnday | aUGUSt 5, 2018 | PaGeS 12 + 6 = 18 | ` 4 www.freepressjournal.in NRC is our baby, BJP befooling people by politicising issue: Cong NATION Weekend DEMO OVER RAPES AT SHELTER HOME It’s BJP-RSS vs Rest of India, says Rahul AGENCIES New Delhi News Brief Badminton Worlds: Sindhu enters final NaNjiNg: Indian women's singles star PV Sindhu overcame Japanese second seed Akane Yamaguchi here on Saturday to march into the second consecutive final of the Badminton World Championships. Third seed Sindhu, a three-time World Championships medallist, prevailed 21-16, 24-22 over Yamaguchi. Copter crash kills 18 in Siberia MoScow : Eighteen people were killed in a Russian helicopter crash on Saturday in East Siberia region, authorities said. Russia's Emergencies Ministry said the MI-8 went down at 10.20 am in Krasnoyarsk region. "There were 3 crew members and 15 passengers abroad the Mi-8 that belonged to Utair airline," official told TASS news agency. Suspected cattle thief beaten to death in Haryana chaNdigaRh: The Haryana Police on Saturday arrested three men in the state's Palwal district after they allegedly beat up an unidentified man to death on suspicion of cattle theft. The police said that the three accused, who are brothers, caught hold of the man on the intervening night of August 2 and 3 when he and two others were allegedly trying to steal cattle from the cattle yard belonging to their father by cutting the fencing around it. His two other accomplices, however, managed to flee. Those arrested include Bir Singh, Prakash and Ram Kishan. In a show of opposition unity against the ruling NDA, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday led a protest demonstration against the rape of 34 minors in a governmentfunded shelter home in Bihar, alleging that weaker sections were under attack by the Narendra Modi government and now it would be the BJP-RSS ideology versus the rest of India. "On one side it is the RSSBJP ideology and on the other the rest of India," Gandhi thundered in his brief address to the gathering of hundreds of people at Jantar Mantar in the heart of the capital that brought leaders of various parties including RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI leader D. Raja and rebel JD-U leader Sharad Yadav on one platform. "You see how the opposition stands united here. India stands united while the BJP and RSS stand on the other side. It will be more visible very soon. India is saying that whatever happened in the last four years CPM leader Sitaram Yechury, RJD's Tejashwi Yadav, Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, CPI's Raja and others during a protest in New Delhi on Saturday. DCW to Nitish: Ensure wellbeing of girls Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal wrote to Nitish Kumar, asking him of the steps being taken by his govt to ensure wellbeing of the girls. She also asked Kumar to ensure that the girls are not pressured in to changing their statements. Sack minister for sex scandal: Anwar NCP MP Tariq Anwar demanded that the CM sack his social welfare minister for failure to prevent sexual exploitation at shelter home. He also demanded arrest of the minister's husband and tried for his involvement in the scandal. JAP demands CBI probe The women's wing of JAP-Loktantrik party demanded a courtmonitored CBI probe into the scandal and demanded resignation social welfare minister. In a memo to Governor Satya Pal Malik demanded that the CBI probe be monitored by SC or HC. was not good... There were attacks on the Indian culture. But when Indians make up their mind, no one stands a chance against them." Contd. on P8 Unarmed intruder shot dead at Farooq's house AGENCIES Jammu The intruder who was shot dead by security guards for breaching security at the Jammu residence of former Chief Minister and Lok Sabha member, Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Saturday did not carry , any weapon, police said. Murfad Hussain Shah, 26, breached the outer security ring at Farooq Abdullah's Bhatindi area residence in Jammu around 9 a.m. "He rammed his black SUV with the gate and entered the residence ransacking everything that came his way . "He also had a scuffle with one of the security personnel who received injuries. "The intruder was finally shot by a security guard on the stairs leading to Abdullah's bedroom," a police officer said. The intruder belonged to Poonch district. RELATIVES STAGE PROTESTS ozens of who was Dyouth,of relativesshotthe dead by security forces after he forcibly drove into the residence of former chief ministers Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar today, staged protests demanding an inquiry into the incident, officials said. The intrusion was definitely not intended to cause any physical harm to Abdullah as the intruder did not carry any weapon. Abdullah was not present at his residence when the intrusion occurred. "The reason for the extremely irresponsible and dangerous act by the intruder is still being verified," the officer said.Immediately after the death of the intruder, his weeping and wailing sister appeared at the gate of the VVIP . 5 militants, civilian killed in Shopian SRINAGAR: Five militants were On Saturday gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, while a civilian was also killed and 10 others injured during clashes with law enforcement personnel after the gun battle, officials said. Fresh exchange of firing between militants and security forces took place this morning at Kiloora in Shopian, where a militant was killed last night, they said. "Four terrorists have been killed in the operation at Kiloora in Shopian. One terrorist was killed last night," an army official said. All the five militants are locals and have been identified as Umer Nazir Malik, Waqar Ahmad Sheikh, Aijaz Ahmad Paul, Arshad Ahmad Khan and Arif Ahmad Mir, a police official said. Virendra Singh passes away fp NEwS SErVICE Burhanpur Educationist, social worker and industrialist Thakur Virendra Singh consigned to flames at Nagjhiri ghat crematorium on Saturday . He died in Indore while undergoing treatment on Friday night following a brief illness. He was 58. President of Seva Sadan College and director of Naval Singh sugar factory, Burhanpur, Singh was also associated with various social organisations. A pal of gloom descended when people came to know about his demise. Thousands From Burhanpur, Nepanagar, Khandwa, Khargone, Indore and other parts of Malwa-Nimar region participated in his funeral procession and paid tribute. His eldest son Aditya Pratap Singh lit the pyre. According to information, Singh was admitted to the hospital on Thursday night after he suffered brain haemorrhage. Contd. on P8 CHOUHAN MAKING ANNOUNCEMENTS LIKE A 'MADARI': KAMAL NATH Playing damaru helps waive-off power bills: CM Our StAff rEpOrtEr BHOPAL As the assembly polls draws near, a war of words has begun between politicians. PCC president Kamal Nath, while interacting with media persons on Saturday, said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is making announcements like a 'Madari'. Nath was commenting in the context of employment conventions in the state. Countering Nath's statement during an employment convention in Budhni, Chouhan said he was such a 'Madari' whose 'Damaru' works wonder and reduces steep electrici- ty bills to nought. Chouhan said he was such a 'Madari', who paid children's school fee and ensured justice for poor and formed laws for protection of women. Chouhan said he was a 'Madari', who got salary of teachers, who used to get Rs 500, touch Rs 60,000 pm. Chouhan alleged that the Congress had turned the state into 'BIMARU' and said: "Madhya Pradesh is now a developed state and I will not leave any stone unturned to make it a prosperous state." Earlier too, the duo had entered into a verbal war when Nath had called Chouhan 'Nalayak'. Contd. on P8 ARE BOOK …Or have readers segued LOVERS from the physical to the EXTINCT? digital book? MUnMUn PAGE 1 GHoSH explores Thought for the day What is art? An appreciation of what is. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Two months Was UIDAI helpline on, no FIR in number 'inadvertently' e-Tender scam coded in 2014 or 2015? 'EOW doing PE despite CS recommending FIR' Google to answer Our StAff rEpOrtEr Bhopal AGENCIES New Delhi Despite the state government handing over e-Tender scam to Economic Offence Wing (EOW), the FIR into the matter has not yet been lodged in two months. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had handed over the investigations to the EOW at the beginning of June. The EOW is still investigating the matter as preliminary enquiry (PE). Chief secretary BP Singh too had recommended to the EOW to register FIR and probe into the scam. The course of investigations as PE is raising the clouds of suspicion. The EOW is not in a position to take strong step as the scam is connected to water resources department, public works department and public health engineering. The scam has raised question mark on the role of country's big IT companies, government employees and officers too. An officer, connected with investigations, said: "We were connecting links in the e-Tender scam. He said officers of the departments and the companies looking after eTender system have password. Contd. on P8 Google's admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India's telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015. After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phonebooks by default, Google issued a statement, saying its "internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since". However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country . According to Google, "since the numbers get listed on a user's contact list, these get transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device". Google was yet to com- ment on the new development. Meanwhile, a French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy , tweeted on Saturday: "I just found something interesting. I will probably do a full disclosure tomorrow". "I'm digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that". "As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security he further tweet," ed. On Friday both the Unique , Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue. While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create "unwarranted confusion" in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility . Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma's open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers. Woman chokes to death as hubby stuffs her nose, mouth with glue AGENCIES VIdIShA A 35-year-old woman died of suffocation after her husband allegedly stuffed a strong adhesive in her mouth, nose and eyes here, police said on Saturday. The incident took place at their residence in Rajput Colony here on Friday . "The victim, Durga Bai, suffocated to death after her husband Halkeram Kushwaha stuffed a strong adhesive, used for sticking broken items, in her mouth, nose and eyes," inspector R N Sharma said. Before committing the crime, the accused asked his two sons to go outside the house and used the glue to kill his wife, he added. The incident came to light when one of their minor sons returned home in the evening and found his mother lying motionless, the inspector said. "The 15-year-old boy lodged a police complaint, following which Halkeram was booked for murder and a search was launched to nab him," Sharma added. The boy told the police that his father was a drunkard and often quarrelled with his mother. He also informed the police that the accused had even tried to poison his mother in the past.