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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 27.4 C.22.7 C. sunrise: 06: 01 sunset: 07: 04 HUMIDITY Morning : 84 Evening : 76 vol. 9 No. 55 | Bhopal Bhopal | WedNesday | august 8, 2018 | pages 14 | ` 3 NATION Science without humanity heals in retail and kills in wholesale. his holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj sena slams modi govt over unemPloyment www.freepressjournal.in EDIT kill thisreferendum 2020 RAPE OF 34 MINORS IN STATE-FUNDED SHELTER HOME AT MUZAFFARPUR IN BIHAR sC: Women, girls getting raped left, right & centre BENCH ALSO referred to reports about alleged sexual exploitation of girls at a shelter home in Uttar Pradesh and girls being sold openly in Madhya Pradesh and observed that as per the NCRB statistics, Madhya Pradesh and UP were the top two states as far as cases of rapes were concerned Agencies New Delhi News Brief Justice Joseph takes oath as third SC judge New Delhi: Justice Indira Banerjee, Justice Vineet Saran and Justice K.M. Joseph on Tuesday were sworn in as Supreme Court judges in the same order of seniority as notified by the government, unfazed by the row over placing Justice Joseph as the junior-most among them. SC to take up Hapur lynching on Aug 13 New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear on August 13 the plea of a survivor of the Hapur lynching case, seeking a court-monitored SIT probe into the incident in which one person was killed allegedly on suspicion of being involved in cow slaughter. Salem's parole plea for marriage rejected MuMbai: A petition by 46year-old gangster and terror convict Abu Salem for parole to get married was rejected by the Bombay High Court on Tuesday. Salem, who is serving life imprisonment in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, had petitioned the high court that he should be allowed to maintain family and social ties. Oppn to field Chavan for RS Dy Chairman New Delhi: NCP's Vandana Chavan is likely to be the Opposition candidate in the election for the post of Deputy Chairperson of Rajya Sabha but a final decision would be made after another round of meeting of the parties on Tuesday evening. After a second round of meeting, the Opposition concluded that Chavan would be able to get the support of all opposition parties and even a few of NDA allies. Boeing deal UPA’s• under CAG scanner New Delhi: National auditor CAG on Tuesday raised questions over a USD 2.1 billion Indian Navy contract awarded to Boeing during the previous UPA regime, suggesting the American defence major was favoured over rival bidder EADS CASA of Spain for procuring a fleet of P-8I maritime reconnaissance aircraft. An anguished Supreme Court on Tuesday said that women and girls are getting raped "left, right and centre" across the country as it cited the National Crime Records Bureau data on four such incidents being reported per day, and stressed that action has to be taken stop such crimes. The court directed that minor victims of such crimes should not be interviewed, except by the State child rights bodies, as it would have serious impact on their welfare and mental wellbeing, and also asked the print, electronic and social media not to publish or display photos of victims of sexual abuses, even in a blurred or morphed form, in any case across the country . The apex court termed as "horrific" the case of alleged sexual abuse of girls in an NGO-run shelter home at Muzaffarpur in Bihar and pulled up the state government for funding such institution without verifying its credentials. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur asked the Want SC monitored probe: Oppn SP, RJD Tuesday staged a opposition partiesParliamentand the CPI onaagainst young girls in protest outside demanding Supreme Courtmonitored probe into the alleged atrocities shelter homes at Bihar's Muzaffarpur district and uttar Pradesh's Deoria district. They also took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his slogan of 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao', alleging girls are not safe in the country. "we demand a Supreme Court-monitored probe into what has happened in the shelter homes in the two states and want the report to be presented in three months," RJD lok Sabha MP Jay Prakash Narayan yadav told reporters outside Parliament. No plans to repeal Sec 377:• Govt tells LS Rahul questions Modi’s silence MeANwHIle... Penal Code, which criminalises consensual gay sex, while amending laws after the 2012 gang-rape case in Delhi, union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said on Tuesday. A 55-yeAR olD tuition teacher ongress president Rahul was arrested in Gandhi on Tuesday accused Thiruvananthapuram on the PM Narendra Modi of charge of sexually abusing a remaining silent on incidents minor girl student of alleged rape, including in A TeACHeR at a residential shelter homes in Bihar and school for tribal children was on uttar Pradesh, and asserted Tuesday arrested in yavatmal that what is happening against district of Maharashtra for women during his tenure, had allegedly sexually harassing three not happened in the previous girl students. 3,000 years in India. Ministry of Women and Child Development to apprise it about the proposed steps to be taken to prevent sexual abuse of minors in shelter homes across the country . "What is to be done? Girls and women are getting raped left, right and centre. As per the NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) data, 38,947 cases of rape were reported in 2016 which mean everyday four women , are raped. These are reported statistics," the bench, also comprising justices Deepak Gupta and K M Joseph, said. The bench said that the number of reported cases of rape in India was "disconcerting". The apex court, which has taken cognisance of he government had Tconsideredofrepealingnot C Section 377 the Indian the Bihar incident following a letter by a Patnabased man, said that minor victims of sexual abuse could only be interviewed by members of National Commission For Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and State Commissions For Protection of Child Rights in presence of trained counsellors. ASKS The PRiNT, elecTRoNic ANd SociAl mediA not to publish or display photos of victims of sexual abuses, even in a blurred or morphed form, in any case across the country Priyanka doesn’t feel the need... Army major, 3 soldiers killed in J&K border fight srinAgAr An Indian Army Major and three soldiers were killed in a gun battle that also left two militants dead on Tuesday when an incursion bid from Pakistan was foiled on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence official said. Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said a group of militants tried to infiltrate to this side of the LoC in Bandipora's Gurez sector, some 180 km north of Srinagar. How can Cong save state when it can’t protect its own leader: CM oUr sTAFF reporTer Bhopal Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said Congress was facing a piquant situation where it is forced to provide protection to its own party in-charge. “How can a party that can’t save its leader from its workers will keep people of the state safe,” questioned the Chief Minister while addressing a public gathering during his jan ashirwaad yatra in Seoni district on Tuesday . Recently, Congress state in-charge Deepak Babaria was manhandled by some party workers in Rewa. In Vidisha, party workers clashed in front of Babaria. Chouhan during his yatra addressed public meetings in Lakhnadaun, Kewlari, Pallari Tiggada, Chief minister shivraj singh Chouhan addressing a public meeting in seoni on tuesday during ongoing jan ashirwaad yatra Kanhivada and Chimnakhari. Attacking the Congress, Chouhan said the party won Kewlari seat but its MLA never initiated any development work there. He appealed to people to vote for the BJP for the development of the area. Chouhan claimed that in PS Rana proceeds Thalaivar Karunanidhi is dead on 2-month leave A IRKeD oveR TRANSfeR To Guv HouSe Agencies Chennai niTenDrA shArMA Bhopal Principal Secretary Veera Rana, annoyed over her posting in Raj Bhavan, has gone on a twomonth leave. Rana, who was transferred as PS, Raj Bhavan on July 8, could not develop rapport with Governor Anandiben Patel. Rana was appointed in Raj Bhavan in place of Mohanrao, a month ago. Patel was not happy with the working style of Rao and he was replaced by Rana. Rana, being a woman officer, was a reason behind her posting. She was transferred to Raj Bhavan in anticipation that she would work well with Patel. According to sources, Rana, before sanctioning of her leave, had stopped going to Raj Bhavan. In her absence, Bharat Maheshwari, is looking after work of principal secretary. There has been no principal secretary in Raj Bhavan for a week. CoNtd. oN p10 Denied burial at Marina beach, DMK moves HC DMK chief M Karunanidhi, one of the foremost Dravidian politicians in modern times, died here on Tuesday, after waging a grim battle for life aged 94, the hospital where he was admitted for the last 11 days said. One of the most charismatic figures of Tamil Nadu politics whose public life spanned over seven decades, is survived by two wives and six children, including DMK working president and heir apparent M K Stalin and daughter Kanimozhi, a Rajya Sabha MP. The most enduring mascot of the Dravidian movement breathed his controversy erupted after the Tamil Nadu government rejected the opposition DMK's demand for allotting space on the Marina beach for the burial of its leader M Karunanidhi and offered space near the memorials of former chief ministers C Rajagopalachari and K Kamraj. DMK working president M K Stalin had written to CM K Palaniswami seeking space inside the mausoleum complex of the departed leader's mentor C N Annadurai at the Marina. Centre announCes one day state mourning last at 6.10 p.m. "With deep anguish we announce the demise of our beloved Kalaignar M Karunanidhi on 07.08.2018 at 6.10 pm. Despite the best possible efforts by our team of doctors and Mentally-disabled man lynched in Dindori, 10 held Agencies Dindori In yet another incident of lynching, a mentally disabled man was allegedly killed by villagers suspecting him of being a childlifter in this district of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Tuesday . The incident took place at Singwar, 40 kms from the district headquarters, on July 28. The area is pre-dominantly tribal. On August 1, police learnt that a body was found floating in a well in the village, said Superintendent of Police K Karthikeyan. The deceased was identified as Mukesh Gond, 27, the resident of Anuppur district, the SP said. The probe revealed that four villagers -- Jagdish, Chetram, Sanjay and Gangaram -- were drinking on the night of July 28 when they saw Gond wandering aimlessly. When they called out to him, he hid in a school. The four dragged him out and asked him who he was and where he was from. Gond, who was apparently mentally-challenged, could only tell that he was from Annupur. The accused allegedly started beating him, calling him "bachcha chor" (childlifter). More people gathered and he was beaten with sticks mercilessly, Karthikeyan said. CoNtd. oN p10 ASSoCIATIoN foR DeMoCRATIC RefoRMS RePoRT Regional parties collected Rs 91-cr donations in 2016-17 Agencies New Delhi Regional political parties received a total of Rs 91.37 crore in donations in 201617, with the Shiv Sena leading the chart followed by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), says a report. According to the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report released today, the total amount of donations declared by regional parties, GLAM Thought for the day The report said that Rs 23.08 crore or 25.26 per cent of the total amount of donations received by regional parties do not have PAN details including both under and above Rs 20,000, was Rs 91.37 crore received through 6,339 donations. "...Shiv Sena leads with Rs 25.65 crore from 297 do- nations followed by AAP, which has declared receiving Rs 24.73 crore from 3,865 donations. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) declared receiving Rs 15.45 crore that is the third highest amongst all regional parties," it said. The ADR report, which is based on information submitted by the parties to the Election Commission, showed that 72.05 per cent, or Rs 65.83 crore of the total donations, was received by the three parties -- Shiv Sena, AAP and SAD. Comparison of donations received by regional parties between 2015-16 and 2016-17 showed that Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), SAD, JDS, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and AAP saw the maximum percentage increase in their income from donations between 2015-16 and 2016-17. Donations to AGP increased by 7,183 per cent, followed by SAD for which it was 5,842 per cent and Janata Dal (Secular) (JDS) that saw an increase of 596 per cent, the Delhi-based thinktank said in the report. nurses to resuscitate him, he failed to respond. We profoundly mourn the loss of one of the tallest leaders of India and we share the grief of family members and fellow Tamilians worldwide," a SC raps NRC officials, says focus on error-free list new Delhi The Supreme Court on Tuesday severely reprimanded Assam's NRC coordinator and the Registrar General of India for discussing the modalities to be adopted in finalising the NRC with the media, saying it could have sent them to jail for contempt and restrained them from speaking to journalists without its approval. A bench comprising justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman termed as "most unfortunate" the statements made by Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) coordinator Prateek Hajela and RGI Sailesh to media on the issue of dealing with claims and objections of those who have been left out in the draft NRC. "Are you in any manner concerned with the claims and objections to be made... What have you said in the newspapers and tell us, how are you concerned with that," a visibly angry Justice Nariman told the officials. press release by Dr Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive Director of Kauvery Hospital, said. President Ramnath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned his death. the last 15 years, the BJP had been working tirelessly to correct all the wrongs done by the Congress in the state in 50 years of its rule. Claiming to have changed the face of the state, the CM also gave details of various government schemes launched by his government. CoNtd. oN p10 Municipal bypolls: Congress wins 9 seats, BJP 4 BhopAl Congress candidates won byelections for nine corporators' posts in Madhhya Pradesh on Tuesday while the ruling BJP won four seats. Voting for by-election to 14 corporator's seats across several municipal bodies had taken place on July 3. In one place, an independent candidate won, said a government public relations department officer. The Congress won a seat each in Nepanagar (Burhanpur district), Sarwania Maharaj (Neemuch), Newton Chikhli (Chhindwara), Junnardeo (Chhindwara), Dabra (Gwalior), Berasia (Bhopal), Raghogarh (Guna), Singrauli and Satna municipal bodies. pAge-3 Banks took `70k-cr hit due to frauds in last 3 fiscals Agencies New Delhi Indian banks reported a total loss of about Rs 70,000 crore due to frauds during the last three fiscals up to March 2018, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday . The extent of loss in fraud cases reported by scheduled commercial banks (SCBs)for 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 was Rs 16,409 crore, Rs 16,652 crore and Rs 36,694 crore, respectively Minister of State , for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said in a written reply quoting RBI data. The minister said that data of frauds is as per the year of reporting and not the year of occurrence of fraud or sanction of loan, letter of undertaking, which may might be of an earlier period. The minister also informed the House that gross advances by SCBs increased from Rs 25.03 lakh crore as on March 31, 2008, to Rs 68.75 lakh crore on March 31, 2014. As regards the stressed assets in the banking system, Shukla said the spurt was due to aggressive lending practices, wilful default, loan frauds, corruption in some cases and economic slowdown. Replying to another question, he said as per RBI data, there were 139 borrowers with aggregate gross NPAs of more than Rs 1,000 crore. Shukla said the RBI has apprised that it issued directions to banks in June 2017, instructing them to file applications for initiation of corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IPC) in respect of 12 borrowers.