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 29.5 C.22.9 C. Sunrise: 06: 00 Sunset: 07: 07 HUMIDITY Morning : 87 Evening : 62 NATION vol. 9 no. 54 | BhoPal BhoPal | tuesday | august 7, 2018 | Pages 14 | ` 3 Raje’s ‘Gaurav Yatra is her ‘Vidai Yatra’, says Gehlot EDIT Poll with EVMS alonE 24 girls rescued from UP shelter home 18 inmates missing, DM removed agencies Deoria/Lucknow News Brief Nooyi to step down as PepsiCo CEO NeW YOrk: Indra Nooyi will step down as PepsiCo's CEO after heading the world's secondlargest food and beverage giant for 12 years, the company announced on Monday, with its Indianorigin top executive exuding confidence that the "best days are yet to come" for the soda and snacks firm which she helped transform. Nooyi, 62, will leave the company on October 3 after 24 years with PepsiCo. She will remain as chairman until early 2019. PepsiCo's board of directors unanimously voted in 54-year-old President Ramon Laguarta, who will take over on October 3 and will also join the board, according to the company. NIA arrests LeT operative deported from S Arabia NeW DelhI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested senior Lashkar-e-Taiba operative Habibur Rahman after he landed here following his deportation from Riyadh, the agency said on Monday. The anti-terror agency said that Rahman was held at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday when he deboarded an incoming flight.A resident of Kendrapara in Odisha, Rahman had been residing in Saudi Arabia's capital for a long time, said NIA Spokesperson Alok Mittal, adding that his deportation was a result of cooperation between India and Saudi Arabia. Escorts chairman Rajan Nanda passes away NeW DelhI: Rajan Nanda, chairman of tractor and construction equipment maker Escorts and father-inlaw of Amitabh Bachchan's daughter Shweta, died last night after a brief illness. He was 76. 98 killed in Indonesia quake MataraM: A powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges on the Indonesian island of Lombok, killing 98 people and shaking neighbouring Bali, as authorities said today that rescuers still hadn't reached some devastated areas and the death toll would climb. It was the second deadly quake in a week to hit Lombok. A July 29 quake killed 16 people and damaged hundreds of houses, some of which collapsed in yesterday evening's magnitude 7.0 temblor, killing those inside. Twenty-four girls were rescued from a shelter home in Deoria after allegation of sexual exploitation of the inmates came to light, prompting the Uttar Pradesh government to swing into a damage control mode by removing the district magistrate and ordering a high-level probe. Police said three people, including a couple who ran the shelter, were arrested in connection with the matter. "Twenty-four girls were rescued on Sunday from the shelter home at station road in the name of Ma Vindhyawasini Mahila Prakishan Evam Samaj Sewa Sansthan, which has 42 inmates. Eighteen inmates are still missing. We have sealed it," SP Rohan P Kanay said in Deoria. Taking a serious note of the matter, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered immediate removal of Deoria District Magistrate Sujit Kumar, UP Minister for Women and Child Welfare Rita Bahuguna Joshi told reporters in Lucknow. She said Adityanath has sent a high-level probe team to Deoria for on-the-spot inquiry. The chief minister has asked the probe team Samajwadi Party workers stage a dharna over Deoria shelter home issue, at GPO in Lucknow on Monday PTI Build single facility to prevent misuse by NGOs: Maneka New Delhi: In the aftermath of the alleged sexual assault of minor girls in Muzaffarpur and Deoria, WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi today asked states to build a single large central facility to house such children in a bid to prevent "abuse and misuse" by NGOs. She said the adoption and skill development programmes in a central facility would be much easier and it would also help in checking "abuse and misuse" by NGOs who are running their own shelter homes with grants from the government. CBI did not investigate Deoria shelter home The CBI has not given any report regarding the operation and management of an illegal shelter home in Deoria, , from where 24 girls have been rescued, officials said. The CBI officials said that on the directions of Allahabad High Court in 2017, the agency has done an inquiry looking into the financial irregularities and misdemeanour of shelter homes running across Uttar Pradesh. to prepare report by tonight itself. "Besides this, the then DPO Abhishek Pandey RAPE COMPLAINT UP Dy Commissioner, C-T arrested OUR sTaFF RePORTeR BHOPAL Assistant Superintendent of Police, Bhopal, Dharamvir Singh Yadav said that Deputy commissioner(DC) (commercial tax), UP Pankaj Kumar Singh was arrested in a rape case under 376,294,323 of IPC on Monday in Bhopal on the basis of a complaint filed by Joint commissioner (commercial tax), UP . According to police, the 41-year-old complainant posted in Ghaziabad and the 43-year-old accused posted in Jhansi, know each other since 2010). They came to Bhopal to meet a senior BJP leader. Both stayed in Jehan Numa Hotel under Kamla Nagar police station. The JC also checked into the hotel on August 2. On the same day, the DC phoned her up to know her location. Later in the night, the accused knocked the door of JC's room. When she opened the door, the accused entered the room and made sexual assault on her. The JC was to fly to Delhi on August 5 but she was desisted by the accused. He also hurled abuses and physically assaulted her. On Monday, the aggrieved JC filed a written complaint with Kamla Nagar police against the DC, Pankaj Kumar Singh. After her medical examination, she was brought to the court to record her statement before the magistrate. US to resume sanctions against Iran WASHINGTON: The White House said in a statement on Monday that the US will reactivate a slew of sanctions on Iran's financial and industrial sectors beginning on Tuesday . The action, followed by another set of sanctions scheduled for November, will bring US sanctions against Iran to the level on par with those prior to a major multilateral nuclear deal reached in 2015, Xinhua reported. US President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in May while other signatories vowed to remain committed to it. The first batch of sanctions, which will take effect on Tuesday, target Tehran's purchase of US banknotes, trade in gold and other precious metals, as well as the use of graphite, coal, aluminum and steel in industrial processes. www.freepressjournal.in has been suspended and a departmental probe ordered against the two other officers. Contd. on P10 15 Maoists killed in CG, 2held RaiPUR Fifteen Maoist guerrillas were killed and two others, including a senior cadre and an injured woman rebel, were held after a gun battle with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday police said. , The fighting started around 6.15 a.m. near a village forest in Miltkatong area when the District Reserve Guard (DRG) of the Chhattisgarh Police force, who are trained to fight the Maoists -- were out on an anti-insurgency operation. The gun battle took place at a spot situated between Gollappalli and Konta, hotbeds of insurgency around 490 km from here. Police said the firing lasted for around one-and-a-half hours and an unknown number of fighters managed to flee from the spot. IGP Bastar Vivekanand Sin, ha said the operation was conducted by the DRG personnel as they were out on the operation since August 4. Earlier, the Chhattisgarh Police had said that the operation was conducted by a joint team of the DRG and STF "The oper. ation lasted till 7.30 a.m. Area committee commander Deva and a woman Maoist were held during the operation," said Sinha, adding that the woman has suffered a bullet injury to her leg. About 80,000 persons facing criminal charges and against whom non-bailable warrants have been issued, will be barred from casting votes in the forthcoming Assembly elections, said Chief Electoral Officer V Kanta Rao. About 80,000 persons wanted by the police in various cases and reported absconding for the last six months will not be allowed to exercise their franchise, The eRO will serve notice on these persons giving them seven days time to appear before him. If they fail to comply with the directive, their names would be deleted from voters' list. said Rao while addressing a press conference here on Monday The names of ab. sconding persons will be deleted from the voters' list, he added. The police department will provide names of these wanted accused and the electoral registration officer would serve notice on them giving them 7 days time to appear before the ERO. If they fail to comply with the directive, their names will be deleted from voters' list, said Rao. Importantly if they ap, pear to put their domicile claim, they will face arrest, said the CEO. Briefing the media per- Swara gets social media rolling SC declines plea for anticipatory bail by two Kerala priests new Delhi The Supreme Court on Monday declined a request for anticipatory bail by two priests of the Malankara Orthodox Church facing charges of sexual abuse. Declining the plea, the bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan directed both to surrender by August 13 and then move the trial court for regular bail. Justice Sikri said: "This is not a fit case for anticipatory bail." The court directed the trial court to take up for hearing the plea for regular bail on the same day when it was moved. In the last hearing on July 26, the top court had sought the status report of police investigation in the case. The two priests moved the apex court seeking anticipatory bail. Sony (Abraham) Varghese and Father Jaice K. George had approached the court challenging the order of the Kerala High Court which had denied anticipatory bail to three priests, including them.A woman, who regularly visited the Malankara Orthodox Church, has accused five priests of sexually abusing her for a decade.Initially, it was only one priest who first exploited the woman. 'Kanwariyas' arrive to perform rituals as they carry Narmada water on the second Monday of the holy month of 'Shravan', in Bhopal on Monday SC judges meet CJI over Justice Joseph appointment row agencies New Delhi A group of top court judges including those from the collegium on Monday met Chief Justice Dipak Misra to express their concern over the Centre altering seniority of Justice K.M. Joseph by placing him at third position, after Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Vineet Saran, in the order of appointment as top court judge. Justice Joseph, along with Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Vineet Saran, will be administered oath on Tuesday by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Misra. Upset over the Centre altering the seniority of Justice Joseph by placing him at number three, the aggrieved judges urged the CJI to convey their concern to the government, which they alleged was an interference by the government in judicial appointments. It was learnt that Chief Justice Misra has spoken to the Attorney General to convey the concern expressed by the judges upset over the development. While some judges are expressing concern over government's interference with the appointment Parliament passes bill on OBC panel's constitutional status agencies New Delhi The Rajya Sabha on Monday unanimously passed the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment) Bill as passed by the Lok Sabha to give a constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes. Earlier, the upper House had made some amendments to the bill passed by the Lok Sabha and sent it back to the lower House of Parliament. The Lok Sabha, in a rare gesture, adopted the "amendment alternative to the amendment made by the Rajya Sabha" and passed the bill. The bill seeks to grant NCBC the constitutional status on a par with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes. Replying to the debate on the bill in the Rajya Sabha, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot assured the members that the provision for having a woman member on the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) would be made while formulating the Rules under the new law. The Minister, however, ruled out the possibility of mandatorily having at least one member from the mi- nority communities as the NCBC member, saying there was no provision of religion-based reservation in the Constitution of India. Gehlot also clarified that the NCBC would not undermine the autonomy of the states and the state OBC commissions. "The list of the Scheduled Castes (SC) is the same for the Centre and the states. But the states can have their separate lists of OBC castes. And if a state likes any caste to be included in the central OBC list, it will have to write to the NCBC, which may include that caste after following the due process," Gehlot said. LS takes up for discussion bill to restore SC/ST Act provisions agencies New Delhi The Lok Sabha on Monday took up for discussion the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018, which seeks to overturn a Supreme Court order that struck down the provision for immediate arrest. The amendment bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot last week. "The government had filed a review petition in the Supreme 80,000 facing criminal charges to miss voting right OUR sTaFF RePORTeR Bhopal GLAM Thought for the day Government has the right over a free land. Similarly, God occupies the heart and mind freed from sensory pleasures and attachments. - Sri Ma sons about poll preparations, the CEO said that for free and fair elections, the police will install 10,000 CCTV cameras across the state. The police are having district and state-level control rooms, which will be used by the ECI to monitor live feed during the elections. The home department will provide two nodal officers to ECI to monitor law and order situation and to keep an eye on poll expenditure respectively . Court with regard to its order to strike down the original provisions of The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. "Following the court decision, many SC/ST organisations called for a 'Bharat Bandh', leading to unfortunate incidents. The court decision says that to arrest an accused, the approval of the Senior Superintendent of Police concerned will be required. But this is not possible because in most parts of the country there are no SSPs," Gehlot said while speaking on the bill in the Lok Sabha. process, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Vikas Singh said that the fault lies with the collegium itself. Blming the collegium for the mess, Vikas Singh said: "When they (collegium) made the recommendation, they should have said that it is a case of reiteration and it should be at the serial number one as his name was recommended earlier." In the case of Justice Joseph, the recommendation for his elevation as top court judge was made by the collegium on January 10 this year which was reiterated on July 17. Contd. on P10 Bill seeking stringent punishment in rape cases new Delhi Parliament on Monday passed a Bill that enhances the minimum punishment for rape of women from seven to 10 years and provides for life imprisonment or death penalty to rape/gang rape of girls below 12 years of age. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018, earlier passed by the Lok Sabha, was on Monday unanimously passed in the Rajya Sabha by voice vote. The Bill will replace the urdinance the government had brought in April. Replying to the discussion in the upper House, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said that the provisions made in the Bill were relevant and appealed to the members to unanimously pass the Bill. Rijiju pointed out that the Bill addresses several lacunae at the investigation and trial stages in rape cases. The investigation in rape cases has to be completed now in 60 days instead of the earlier 90 days and the trial will also be time bound and will take place in-camera, he said. The minister said that at no stage any doubts should be raised about the character of the rape victim. A 3-judge SC bench will decide whether to refer pleas against Art 35A Constitution bench agencies New Delhi The Supreme Court On Monday said that a threejudge bench would decide whether the pleas challenging Article 35A, which provides special rights and privileges to the natives of Jammu and Kashmir, should be referred to a five-judge Constitution bench for examining the larger issue of alleged violation of the doctrine of basic structure of the Constitution. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A Khanwilkar adjourned the crucial hearing on as many as five petitions "to the week commencing from August 27" on the grounds that they pertained to the challenge to a Constitutional scheme and could not be heard as the third judge, Justice D Y Chandrachud, was not present today . As the matter came up today in the backdrop of protests in Jammu and Kashmir on the issue, the state government sought adjournment of the hearing citing upcoming local body elections in the state and was supported by the Centre. The lawyers for petitioners, however, vehemently opposed the adjournment plea and sought an early hearing after the bench clarified that it cannot take up the matter due to lack of quorum. "Once you have challenged the constitutional validity of Article 35-A, a three judge bench would decide whether they have to go before a Constitution bench. A three-judge bench will determine it. A threejudge bench has been dealing with it," the CJI said.