r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 Sunrise: 06: 01 Sunset: 07: 04 HUMIDITY Morning : 84 Evening : 76 RNI No. 38281/83 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 27.4 C.22.7 C. Karuna laid to rest at Marina, lakhs bid adieu VACUUM IN TAMIL POLITICS VOL. XXXVI NO. 61 | INDORE INDORE | THURSDAY | AUGUST 9, 2018 | PAGES 14 | ` 3 NATION Minor’s rapist gets life in jail till death after 4 days of hearing in Datia court Master Choa Kok Sui ELSEWHERE OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal A local court in Datia sentenced a rape accused to life imprisonment till natural death on Wednesday, concluding the hearing in just four working days. According to prosecution, a six-year-old girl was raped by a man in Tharet village of Datia district, in the early hours of May 29 this year. The culprit, Motilal Ahirwar (25), was arrested after the incident. The survivor was in the village to attend a marriage function where she stayed overnight with her parents. Ahirwar, who was cleaner of the vehicle in which the marriage party had arrived, took the girl to a government school located near the marriage venue and raped her. When her parents and relatives could not find her, they launched a search. As they reached the school, they saw a man sexually assaulting her inside a toilet. The accused, who hails 19-year-old woman was Aallegedly molestedaby a male co-passenger in Thane woman molested shared rickshaw in Thane, police said. woman was sexually a Aassaulted byblackmailed neighbour and Woman assaulted in UP after making a video of the act in Muzaffarnagar of UP. 40-year-old Aarrestedminorman has been for allegedly raping his neighbour at Minor raped in Bengal Nadia district of West Bengal, a police officer said. from Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, was caught by the girl's parents and kin on the spot. CONTD. ON P10 EDIT A day after SC rap, HC says MP not a soft state; rejects Shahdol rape convict’s appeal OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal Division bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court at Jabalpur rejected appeal of a man convicted of raping a minor on Wednesday saying that it is not a soft state. Trial court in Shahdol had awarded capital punishment to Vinod for raping and murdering a four-year-old girl. The convict had challenged the verdict in the high court. Rejecting his appeal, the division bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court made some stern observation. “The crime against the girl child are on rise, therefore, extreme punishment may deter the other criminals from indulging in such crime. Such crime sends shock wave in the society when it is committed against a girl TALKING TOUGH CRIME against the girl child are on rise, therefore, extreme punishment may deter the other criminals from indulging in such crime SUCH incidents sends shock wave in the society when it is committed against a girl child COURT has the social responsibility to make the citizen of this country know that law cannot come to the rescue of such person on the basis of humanity. EXTREME punishment may convey a message to these predators that it is not a soft state where the criminals committing such serious crimes may get reprieve in the guise of humanity HUMANITY is more in danger in the hands of the persons like the appellant child. This Court has the social responsibility to make the citizen of this country know that law cannot come to the rescue of such person on the basis of humanity ,” observed the bench. Further the court said, ‘the extreme punishment may convey a message to these predators that it is not a soft State where the criminals committing such serious crimes may get reprieve in the guise of humanity . CONTD. ON P10 RAPE OF 34 MINORS IN STATE-FUNDED SHELTER HOME IN MUZAFFARPUR Bihar minister Manju Verma resigns AGENCIES Patna Under fire over the sex-scandal at the state-funded Muzaffarpur shelter home, Bihar Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma handed over her resignation to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday . Sources in the Chief Minis- ter's office said Verma met Kumar and submitted her resignation letter to him. The opposition had been continously gunning for her head following allegations by the wife of an arrested accused from the department that Verma's husband was a frequent visitor to the Muzaffarpur shelter home, where 34 PeeCee’s Hollywood film delayed indefinitely www.freepressjournal.in girls were allegedly raped over a period of time. What appears to have precipitated her quitting is the media reports that examination of mobile phone details of key accused Brajesh Thakur showed that he had spoken to her husband 17 times from January to Former Bihar Social Welfare June this year. CONTD. ON P10 Minister Manju Verma GLAM THOUGHT FOR THE DAY If you want to Evolve, you also have to help other people Evolve. Be patient with others because everyone is growing. Explosion at BPCL refinery, 45 hurt, 2 critical MUMBAI At least 45 workers were injured after a fire broke out following a boiler blast in the refinery of Bharat Petroleum here on Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The incident took place at the public sector oil firm's plant on the Mahul Road in Chembur area of East Mumbai around 2.45 PM, they said. Forty-five workers were injured in the incident, said Shahaji Umap, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-VI). After preliminary treatment at BPCL's first aid centre, 22 of them were allowed to go home, whereas 21 were shifted to nearby hospital in Smoke is seen after fire broke out at Bharat Petroleum refinery after explosions in Chembur area of Mumbai, on Wednesday Chembur, he said. One of them was in the intensive care unit, he said. Nine fire tenders, two foam tenders and two jumbo tankers were pressed into service to douse the blaze. Along with the Fire Brigade, the refinery's own firefighting team, HPCL, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, RCF and Mazgaon Dock fire brigades were also engaged in dousing the flames which were now under control, said an official of the Disaster Control Room of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. Centre asks court to show restraint, SC hits back WE ARE AT LEAST SOLVING PROBLEMS, says apex court bench AGENCIES New Delhi The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the government after the latter asked the court to “restrain” from making adverse remarks against governance while dealing with PILs. The apex court said it was at least “solving problems” and was in no way “criticising the government”. Attorney General K.K. Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, told a bench headed by Justice Madan B. Lokur that the court was passing orders in individual public interest litigations (PILs) without realising the financial impact. Venugopal made references to newspaper headlines based on the observations made by the bench. Giving examples, Venugopal said that while the cancellation of the 2G licenses by the court virtually wiped out huge foreign investments, another order for removal of liquor vends on highways caused a financial loss and people lost their livelihood. “There is a question of budgetary allocations... Government's 80-90 welfare programs are going on simultaneously Court deal... ing with one issue and passes order but from where the funds would come,” Venugopal pleaded. MODICARE LANDS GOVERNMENT IN SOUP What public good Treatment law on adultery COVERING 1.40 CR in pvt hospitals only in 9 dists serves, asks SC families toproblems aggravate for government AGENCIES New Delhi Cong MLA calls CM prostitute; public will beat him, says BJP OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal A word used by Congress MLA from Gur of Rewa district, Sunderlal Tiwari against Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has raised political temperature in the state. Tiwari, in a press conference on Wednesday , said Shivraj was behaving like a prostitute. Stating that he could prove his statement, Tiwari said that the way a prostitute sells body for the sake of money similarly Chouhan , , was wooing farmers and poor ahead of the elections. The statement of Tiwari has attracted severe criticism from the BJP leaders. Congress leaders have lost their mental balance, said BJP spokesman Rajnish Agarwal, adding that day was not far when public would thrash people giving such statements. CONTD. ON P10 The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the penal law on adultery . The Supreme Court asked the Centre “what public good” the penal law on adultery served as it provides that no offence would be made if the husband of a woman approves the adulterous relationship. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, which is hearing petitions challenging Section 497 of the IPC, was told by the Centre that adultery is a crime because it damages marriage as an institution and family . Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand, appearing for the Centre, commenced her arguments by saying that adultery has been made an offence by keeping in mind the sanctity of marriage as an institution. “What is the sanctity of marriage here. If consent of husband is taken then there is no adultery,” the bench NITENDRA SHARMA Bhopal WHAT is the sanctity of marriage here. If consent of husband is taken then there is no adultery WHAT is this consent. There will be no offence if the husband consents to this relationship. WHAT is this? What is the collective public good in section 497 to hold that this (adultery) is an offence BURDEN of maintaining the sanctity of marriage rests only with the woman and not the husband. SECTION 497 OF THE 158-YEAROLD IPC SAYS: "Whoever has sexual intercourse with a person who is and whom he knows or has reason to believe to be the wife of another man, without the consent or connivance of that man, such sexual intercourse not amounting to the offence of rape, is guilty of the offence of adultery." said. “What is this consent. There will be no offence if the husband consents to this relationship. ‘Bharat Ayushman Yojana’ to be launched across the country from August 15 for medical treatment of poor may raise problems for the state government. The scheme would cover 1.40 crore fami- lies out of 1.60 crore families in the state. The benefits of the scheme would be availed only in the private hospitals of 9 districts in the state. In the remaining 42 districts, the benefits of Modicare scheme could be availed only in government hospitals, which would create problems for the government. The health department has included only those hospitals in the scheme, projects’ cost AGENCIES New Delhi Don’t play smart or we will render you homeless, the Supreme Court on Wednesday plainly warned the real estate major Amrapali Group, accused of delaying its projects to the detriment of homebuyers' interest. The court would sell “each and every property” of the firm to recover the cost of construction of the pending real estate projects, a bench of Justices Arun Mishra and U U Lalit also threatened. "The real problem is that you have delayed giving possession of homes. Don't try to play smart or we will sell each and every property of yours and render you homeless," the bench said. The bench asked the group to submit within 15 days a valuation report of movable and immovable properties of its Managing Director and Directors. It also sought the details of companies that were looking after the maintenance of Amrapali projects and the funds they have collected and disbursed so far. The apex court enquired about the details of its serving directors and those who have left the Amrapali group since 2008. Messages luring people with fake promises of IT refunds The country's premier cyber security agency - CERTIn - has cautioned against a malicious 'SMShing' fraud where fake messages are being sent to people in the name of the Income Tax Department saying their refunds have been approved, with an aim to steal the recipient's vital personal details and put them on the dark net "for sale". THE LOOMING THREAT THIS SMSHING campaign uses popular URL (universal resource locator) shortening services such as bit.ly, goo.gl, ow.ly and t.co among others THE BIT.LY LINK is leading to phishing web-pages. Since the bank account number in the SMS is wrong, a number of recipients are enticed to click on the website link. Clicking on the link in the SMS, opens a website which is lookalike to the Income Tax Department e-filing website DO NOT REPLY to the suspicious SMS and emails. do not click on any links and in case if the hyperlink has been clicked then do not enter confidential information like bank account, credit card details among others The warning, that also acts as an advisory comes at , a time when the income tax returns filing season is on “Judges may not know all aspects of every problem when they choose to make adverse comments against the government,” he added. Justice Lokur shot back saying it was because of the court’s order that the government has collected over Rs 1,50,000 crore as environment funds for illegal mining. The court wanted to know why that amount has not been spent. NDA govt curbing press freedom: Editors Guild NEW DELHI: The Editors Guild of India on Wednesday decried all attempts by the government to “interfere” with the independence of media, taking strong note of senior journalists of two TV channels quitting and frequent instances of broadcast signals being blocked of programmes seen to be critical of the ruling dispensation. The Guild, demanded suitable action against those responsible for "nefarious activities" aimed at "throttling" press freedom and urged media owners not to "cow down" to political pressure. SC to Amrapali Group: Don’t play ‘Gandhi wanted smart or we will render you homeless Jinnah as PM, but WILL SELL EACH AND EVERY PROPERTY of Nehru refused’ firm to recover CERT-IN ISSUES CAUTION AGAINST SMSHING AGENCIES New Delhi which have been certified by National Accreditation Bureau of Hospital (NABH). Out of the 80 hospitals, certified by NABH, most of them are situated in Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur. Besides, there are three hospitals in Gwalior, two in Hoshangabad and one hospital each in Satna, Sagar, Rewa and Shahdol, where the benefit of the scheme could be availed. The private hospitals are already packed with patients. CONTD. ON P10 BENCHSPEAK IT WAS because of the court’s order that the government has collected over Rs 1,50,000 crore as environment funds for illegal mining LET US make it clear that we have not and we are not criticising the government for everything WE ARE also citizens of this country. Do not give the impression that we are criticising the government and preventing it from working. WE ARE only enforcing rights of people. We cannot wish away Article 21 MANY DEVELOPMENTS have happened only because of the orders of the court, the bench said, adding: “You should only ask your officers to follow the laws made by Parliament and the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has sometime back extended the deadline to do till August 31. Recently some people , wrote on social media platforms that they had received such messages. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), the national nodal agency for responding to computer security incidents, said once a person clicks on the SMShing (made of SMS and phishing) link, he/she runs the risk of either his/her personal details being "put up for sale on the dark web" (clandestine web), or even their IT department records "altered" by misusing their e-filing credentials. The advisory describes as to how such fake SMSes could be identified. "There have been increased reports of incidents related to fake SMS purportedly from Income Tax Department as the filing of IT returns nears. This SMShing campaign uses popular URL (universal resource locator). HAD SELF-CENTRED attitude: Dalai Lama AGENCIES Panaji Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Wednesday said Jawaharlal Nehru had a “self-centred attitude” to become India’s first prime minister even though Mahatma Gandhi was in favour of Muhammad Ali Jinnah taking the top post at that time. He also claimed India’s partition would not have happened if Mahatma Gandhi’s wish of Jinnah becoming the prime minister had materialised. The 83year-old monk was addressing an event at the Goa Institute of Management in Goa's Sankhalim town, located about 40 km from here. Responding to a student's question on taking right decisions, he said, "I feel democratic systems are very good than the feudal system, which gives power of making decisions in the hands of a few people, which is more dangerous." "Now look at India. I think Mahatma Gandhiji was very much willing to give the prime ministership to Jinnah. But Pandit Nehru refused," he said. "I think it was a little bit selfcentred attitude of Pandit Nehru that he should be the prime minister... Mahatma Gandhiji's thinking, if it had materialised, then India, Pakistan would have been united," he said. "So Pandit Nehru, I know very well, (was) very experienced person, very wise but sometimes mistake also happens," he said.