SINCE 1928 GAGANJEET BHULLAR CLAIMS MAIDEN EUROPEAN TOUR TITLE Pg 17 Can CM maintain the momentum? REG. NO. MCS/048/2018-20; RNI NO. 1541/1957 M.P.C.S office Mumbai-400001 `2 EDIT Even as the Devendra Fadnavis government is taking up on an urgent basis the Maratha reservation in government jobs and the education sector, his colleague in the BJP Union minister , Nitin Gadkari, feels that reservation will not guarantee employment as the job market is shrinking. Talking to reporters in Aurangabad, Gadkari was quoted by PTI as saying, “Let us assume that reservation is given. But there are no jobs. Because in banks, the jobs have shrunk because of IT. The government recruitment is frozen. Where are the jobs?” PRICE OF STARDOM IS SACRIFICING PERSONAL LIFE, SAYS RANVEER Pg 14 Veering out of control Pg 8 Again, Gadkari took a deviant line by saying that the problem with reservation is that backwardness is ‘‘becoming a political interest.’’ “Everyone says I am backward. In Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, Brahmins are strong. They dominate politics. (And) They say they are backward. So, one school of thought is that a poor is poor, he has no caste, creed or language. Whatever may be the religion — Muslim, Hindu or Maratha (a caste), in all communities there is one section which has no clothes to wear, no food to eat. One school of thought also is (that) we must CONTD. ON P6 TAILPIECE SAFFRON TOUCH TO MUGHALSARAI STN MUGHALSARAI: The BJP is determined to leave its imprint, not by way of policies, but by way of renaming of cities. So, the iconic Mughalsarai Junction has been formally renamed after RSS ideologue Deen Dayal Uphadyay. For the BJP, a bit of history is attached to Mughalsarai station, as it was here that RSS ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya was found dead in mysterious circumstances in February 1968. Since then, the Sangh has pushed for the station to be renamed after him. Interestingly, the BJP, which was in power in 1992, had tried to change the station's name then as well. But the state witnessed an outbreak of violence following the demolition of Babri Masjid and chief minister Kalyan Singh was forced to resign. The plan to rename the station was left incomplete. BJP president Amit Shah, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were present at the renaming ceremony. The three leaders also flagged off a passenger and a goods train with an all-woman crew. Incidentally, the building of the railway station has been painted at places in saffron. The move has drawn flak from the opposition which has accused the ruling party of attempting to tamper with history. FPJ POLITICAL BUREAU / Mumbai Unrest over the Maratha quota issue persisted on Sunday with two more youths allegedly committing suicide. On the other hand, the ‘Maratha Parishad’, convened in Pune, warned the Devendra Fadnavis government that the agitation could veer out of control. In Mumbai, the Sakal Maratha Samaj warned the government that it won’t allow the state to conduct the winter session in November if the quota issue was not sorted out by then. In Dhule, an irate mob of reservation activists blocked the convoy of Dr Heena Gavit, BJP MP from Nandurbar, and damaged her car. In an act of self-immolation, Anant Levde Patil (23), from Parbhani’s Sailu tehsil, doused himself in kerosene and set himself ablaze in a field after uploading a Facebook post addressed to Chief Minister Fadnavis, said police sources. “Respected Mr. Fadnavis, I am giving up my life on the Maratha reservation issue. I am happy to sacrifice my life for the welfare of the backward Maratha community reads ,” Patil’s post. In the second case, a 26-year-old youth, identified as Vinayak Parashuram Gudgi, ended his life by hanging himself at his home in Kolhapur city Maratha agitators . claimed that Gudgi had taken part in demonstrations held by the ‘Sakal Maratha Samaj’ in Kolhapur. While originally hailing from Belagavi district in neighCONTD. ON P6 bouring Karnataka, CM wants breathing room of four months FPJ POLITICAL BUREAU / Mumbai Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, while retreating his assurance on extending reservation to the Maratha community asked , for a breathing room of four months to tackle the quota stir. At the same time, he has promised that the legal and constitutional procedures would be completed by the end of November this year by using the good offices of the State Backward Class Commission. He also assured that till then, the proposed mega-recruitment will not be launched. Addressing the State on Doordarshan The car of BJP MP Heena Gavit from Nandurbar is damaged by hooligans. AGENCIES New Delhi Days after a helpline number of UIDAI mysteriously showed up on smartphones of hundreds of users, the authority on Sunday said that a number stored in contact list cannot steal data from a mobile phone. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY and All India Radio, he appealed to Maratha youths not to commit suicide. He informed the people that the state backward class commission has been formed on the directions of the Supreme Court. It is an autonomous body and the government cannot give it instructions. "The Bombay High Court has asked the commission to submit a time bound programme and this will be done in the next hearing on August 7," Fadnavis said. But, he was adamant, the legal work will be completed before November. "If need be, we are ready to call a special session of the state legislature. We are bound to award reservation without disturbing the existing quota of Scheduled Caste (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs),’’ he said. Addressing the minorities and Dhangar community which are also demanding a , slice of the quota pie, CONTD. ON P6 Critical plea on J&K in SC today Congress leader Shashi Tharoor seems to be allowing rhetoric to get the better of him. On Sunday he declared , that Swami Vivekananda, the 19th century spiritual leader, who took Indian philosophy to the American shores, would face violent attacks for siding with humanity in present day India. He was speaking at an event in Thiruvananthapuram, attended by social activist Swami Agnivesh, who was thrashed by a lynch mob last month in Jharkhand. "I'm convinced if Swami Vivekananda were to come to today's India, he would be Art 35A is like a nikahnama: UPSC topper AGENCIES Srinagar Life in Kashmir on Sunday came to a standstill owing to a complete shutdown called by separatist against the legal challenge in the Supreme Court on the validity of Article 35-A, which bars people from outside Jammu and Kashmir from acquiring any immovable property in the state. Brought in through a presidential order, Article 35 A confers special rights on the J&K Assembly to define “permanent residents” of the state and assign special rights and privileges to them. It stems from Maharaja Hari Singh’s order in 1927, which restricted government employment and ownership of land to state subjects. The ongoing challenge to the constitutional validity of Article 35-A is rooted in the fact that it was inserted in the Constitution through an executive order by then President Rajendra Prasad, and not by Parliament. Protests have been held across the length and breadth of Kashmir over the past few days with mainstream parties like the National Conference and PDP also holding rallies in support of Article 35-A. The ongoing Amarnath Yatra, too, has been partially suspended due to the shutdown. The police said no pilgrim was being allowed to move from the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu. Special check posts have been set up in Udhampur and Ramban to ensure that the movement of pilgrims did not take place on the Jammu-Srinagar highway which passes through these two districts. Incidentally , the state government has filed an application before the Registrar of the Supreme Court, informing that it is going to seek an adjournment on the hearing in view of the "ongoing preparations for the upcoming Panchayat and urban local body and municipal elections in the state". Also, people with “vested interests” were trying to tarnish the image of Aadhaar by taking advantage of Google’s admission of its “mistake”. Google had on Friday admitted that the number 18003001947 was added by it 'inadvertently' along with police and fire number 112 in 2014 and has since been continuing through sync mechanism. UIDAI said that it has earlier clarified and emphasised that it has not asked any agency whatsoever to include its helpline number in the mobile phones. It said rumour mongers had attempted to tarnish the image of Aadhaar owing to Google's inadvertent mistake that led to appearance of its old helpline number 1800 300 1947 in the contact list of several mobile phone users. Last week, a French security expert who goes under the pseudonym Elliot Alderson and describes himself as the "worst nightmare" of the UIDAI, in a tweetm, had raised alarm about presence of a UIDAI contact number in contact list of mobile phone users without their consent. His tweet scared many mobile phone users who CONTD. ON P6 A total shutdown in Srinagar on the eve of the SC hearing. Several judges miffed over Sri Ma tweaking of Joseph seniority FPJ NEWS SERVICE New Delhi The controversy over the elevation of Justice KM Joseph has not blown over with his name being cleared by the government. Rather, a new fault line is visible in the relations between the judiciary and the Modi government. In question now is the seniority of Jospeh, which has been tweaked in the government notification, so that he is a notch below two other judges whose names too have been cleared. Several judges of the Supreme Court are upset with the government for tampering with the seniority of judges, media reports said. ‘It is a blatant interference by the government," one of the miffed judges told NDTV .’’ Justice Joseph's name was sent first by the Collegium and it ought to be first in the ONLINE REPORT Thiruvananthapuram Shah Faesal, an IAS officer, whose recourse to social media attracted disciplinary action earlier, on Sunday compared Article 35A of the Constitution to a marriage deed or 'nikahnama'. "You repeal it and the relationship is over. Nothing will remain to be discussed afterwards," Faesal said. Responding to Faesal's remarks, former Minister and Peoples Democratic Party leader Naeem Akhtar retweeted the comment and added his own views. "Repealing it will be like marital rape. Converting a constitutional relationship into occupation." Separatist leaders who have all along maintained that they do not recognize the supremacy of the Indian Constitution over the state have also closed their ranks to fight for preservation of Article 35A. Promulgated on May 14, 1954, the Article gives state legislature the power to define the permanent residents of the state and also their privileges. FPJ NEWS SERVICE Srinagar Government has the right over a free land. Similarly, God occupies the heart and mind freed from sensory pleasures and attachments. Indira Banerjee Vineet Saran appointment notification. Instead, his name is the third, making him junior to the other two judges. The miffed judges are planning to meet the Chief Justice of India in this connection and take up the altering of the seniority of Justice Joseph in the appointment notification. Some members of the Supreme Court Bar Association said they will also make a representation on the issue. The two other judges embroiled in the controversy They would have thrown engine oil at Vivekananda, says Tharoor Helpline no cannot steal data: UIDAI PHONEY SCARE Sunrise: 06:16 am Sunset: 07:08 pm Vol. 62 No. 87 | MONDAY | AUGUST 6, 2018 | 18 Pages EDITIONs : MUMBAI*, PUNE, INDORE, BHOPAL freepressjournal.in twitter.com/fpjindia Gadkari takes Two more youths commit suicide; protesters damage BJP MP’s vehicle; a deviant RSS Maratha Parishad warns agitation could turn violent, if demands not met line on quota FPJ NEWS SERVICE Aurangabad WEATHER 310C. 270C. the target of these goondas, just as Swami Agnivesh has been. They will bring engine oil to throw at his face and will also try to knock him down on the streets because Swami Vivekananda would be saying, ‘respect people’. He would say humanity is more important," Tharoor said. Tharoor also questioned why Prime Minister Naren- dra Modi wears “outlandish” headgear during his trips across the country and abroad but shuns the Muslim skull cap. “You have seen him in various hilarious extraordinary outfits. But doesn’t he wear the colour green?” he added, warming up to his theme. Meanwhile, 79-yrar-old Swami Agnivesh, who was attacked last month, said he would approach the Supreme Court as the police have taken no action in the case in the last 18 days. There has been no arrest, because it was a "deliberate attack" he said at the function attended by Tharoor. "I am going to go to the Supreme Court anytime next week. CONTD. ON P6 K M Joseph are Justices Indira Banerjee and Vineet Saran, both of whom were recommended by the collegium after it took up the case of Justice Joseph. In fact, the Collegium had recommended Justice Joseph for elevation in January but the government , questioned the choice, citing inadequate representation in the top court from other states, especially Kerala. But after the Collegium reiterated its choice of Justice CONTD. ON P6 Fast News YATRIS STRANDED KATHMANDU: The Indian Embassy in Nepal on Sunday disclosed that nearly 200 Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrims were stranded due to inclement weather conditions. While there are 124 pilgrims in Simikot, another 50 are in Hilsa or about to arrive in Hilsa. It said that the numbers were not alarming and would take just one day of good weather and normal conditions suitable for flights to evacuate all those stranded. DRONE ATTACK CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro survived what he called an "attempt on life" involving explosive drones, blaming Colombia's outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos and far-right elements for the foiled assassination bid. Maduro was evacuated from a stage during a speech when two drones loaded with explosives went off.