r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 Sunrise: 06: 11 Sunset: 06: 39 HUMIDITY Morning : 91 Evening : 76 RNI No. 38281/83 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 26.0 C.21.1 C. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Join hands to defeat TRS, Congress appeals parties Indo-US strategic ties get a thumbs up VOL. XXXVI NO. 91 | INDORE INDORE | SATURDAY | SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 | PAGES 14 + 8 = 22 | ` 3 EDIT PETROL, DIESEL PRICE HIKED BY STEEPEST LEVEL IN A YEAR; RATES AT RECORD HIGH MANISH UPADHYAY & AGENCIES Indore Fast News MOUSTACHIOED BURT NO MORE LOS ANGELES: Burt Reynolds, the heavily moustachioed heart throb of the 1970s, who won acclaim in "Deliverance" and a host of awards later in his career for "Boogie Nights," died on Thursday. The famously suave 82-year-old, a huge box office draw at his peak who earned a reputation as a hard-drinking playboy, suffered a heart attack. Reynolds, whose career spanned six decades, earned a Golden Globe, Oscar nomination and several critics' awards for his portrayal of porn director Jack Horner in the 1997 film "Boogie Nights." Last year, he received critical acclaim for his performance in the indie movie "The Last Movie Star." The actor, who was known to have a hot temper, starred in several critically acclaimed movies but leaned more toward popular fare often panned by critics. He was considered box office gold in the 70s and early 80s with such films as "Smokey and the Bandit," "Starting Over," and "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." He turned down an offer to play retired astronaut Garrett Breedlove in the 1983 hit movie "Terms of Endearment." AFP AI LANDS ON THE WRONG RUNWAY NEW DELHI: An Air India aircraft, carrying more than 136 people on board, on Friday landed on a wrong under-construction runway at Male airport in Maldives. The A320 neo plane had originated in Thiruvanantha-puram. Tyres of the plane were deflated and it had to be towed away to the parking bay, an official said. two pilots involved The in the incident been taken off flying duties, the aviation regulator said. This is the second such incident in little over a month involving an Indian airline. In early August, a Jet Airways flight was not even on the runway when it tried to take off from the Riyadh airport in Saudi Arabia. In four months and 17 days petrol price in the city has witnessed an increase of Rs 6.16 per litre. On Saturday, it will cost Rs 86.20/litre as oil companies announced another 40paise hike in price on Friday night, thus setting up a new record. On July 22, the petrol price had crossed Rs 80 mark. The diesel will cost Rs 76.49 per litre, an increase of 47 paise from Friday. Senior Petroleum dealer Paras Jain said that following the hike the petrol price will now cost Rs 86.20/litre. Fuel prices have been skyrocketing for the last 20 days. Market observers feel that the hike will have an adverse impact on the middle class as it would result in price rise of essential commodities Earlier on Friday, domestic fuel prices witnessed the steepest hike in the year with around 50-paise raise across the four metro cities. Both petrol and diesel prices have been at their all-time high in the country for around a week now, due to increase in crude oil prices and depreciation in the rupee against the dollar. Weakening Bullock cart rally taken out by Congress workers in Indore to protest fuel price hike NEED TO BRING PETROL, DIESEL UNDER GST: PRADHAN uel price due Fcountry ishike intothe it international factors and Kangana wants women to speak out www.freepressjournal.in TODAY Petrol@86.20/ltr & IN CITY Diesel@76.49/ltr NATION Thoughts simply arise you choose to act or not act. This is what awareness brings in you. GLAM THOUGHT FOR THE DAY has now become essential to bring petrol and diesel under the purview of GST, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Friday. The unusual surge in fuel price is due to the political and economic situations at the international level and the Centre has been vigilant about it, he told newsmen here at the sidelines of a function. "It has now become essential to bring petrol and diesel under the purview of GST. As these two items are out of the GST, the nation has to bear a loss of about Rs 15,000 crore. If petrol and diesel are brought under the GST, it will be better for all including consumers," Pradhan said. of the Indian rupee makes the import of crude oil expensive. In the national capital, petrol prices rose by 48 paise to Rs 79.99 per litre on Friday, from Rs 79.51 per litre on Thursday, according to data on the Indian Oil Corporation's website. ILLEGAL SAND MINING Forest officer crushed to death by sand-laden tractor-trolley SAND MAFIA claim life of dy forest ranger in Morena OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal/Morena A 60-year-old deputy forest ranger Subedar Singh Kushwaha was crushed to death while he was trying to stop a tractor-trolley carrying illegally mined sand on Mumbai-Agra NH-03at around 8 am on Friday . Police said that Kushwah manning a forest check post near Ghirona temple in Morena when two motorcycle borne youth arrived and started removing locally made iron spike used by forest officials to prevent vehicles from ferrying illegally mined sand. When Kushwah tried to stop them he was deliberately run over by the tractor driver from behind. Kushwah tried to evade being hit but came under the rear tyres of the tractor. The forest guards rushed him to the hospital where doctor declared him brought dead. CONTD. ON P10 S Following an MP High Court order, directing forest department to check illegal mining in Chambal as it poses a threat to gharial population, forest officials are deployed to keep a tab on sand mafia. Illeghal mining has threatened existence of fish eating gharials or alligators native to Chambal River as the activities of sand mafia damage gharial’s eggs. IN THE PAST IN APRIL, a journalist investigating illegal sand mining cases in Bhind district died after a dumper ran over him. IN MARCH 2012, a tractor trolley carrying illegally mined stone ran over IPS officer officer Narendra Kumar in Morena after he tried to stop the vehicle. CM MUST RESIGN: AJAY SINGH AGENCIES New Delhi The Supreme Court Friday took a stern view of the fact that only 9 of the 29 states and 2 of the 7 union territories (UTs) have so far complied with its July 17 order giving a slew of directions to deal with mob violence and cow vigilantism incidents across the country. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra gave the last opportunity by granting one more week to the remaining states and UTs to do the needful and warned them that any default would be viewed seriously and their home secretaries will have to appear personally before it. "We direct the remaining states and UTs to file the compliance reports in a week. If the reports are not filed, the home secretaries of the defaulting states will have to appear personally," the bench, which also comprised Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said. Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, informed the bench that in pursuance of the apex court verdict, an empowered Group of Ministers has been set up to consider framing a law on mob violence. Indore is now global model in waste management No model code but EC nod now MAYOR TO FLY TO THAILAND IN OCT end to receive Sustainable Cities & Human Settlements Award OUR STAFF REPORTER Indore The cleanest city of India, Indore has been recognised as Global Model of Municipal Waste Management by Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS). The award would be bestowed on the city at Bangkok in Thailand in RBI tweaks norms for exchange of torn currency MUMBAI The RBI Friday tweaked norms for exchange of mutilated currency notes following introduction of Rs 2,000, Rs 200 and other lower denomination currencies. Post demonetisation in November 2016, the Reserve Bank has introduced Rs 200 and Rs 2,000 notes. Besides, it came out with smaller notes of Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 50, Rs 100 and Rs 500. Public can exchange banks mutilated or defective notes at RBI offices and designated bank branches across the country for either full or half value, depending upon the condition of the currency . The RBI said it has been done to enable public to exchange mutilated notes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) series. October end. The city had submitted application for the compe- tition of "Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Award". Appraised and accredited by the appraisal committee of experts for the Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Award, and approved by the Board of Global Forum on Human Settlements, Indore stood out with its outstanding performance on municipal waste management and passed through the final judgement, thus winning award named "Global Model of Municipal Waste Management of SCAHSA". The annual session of Global Forum on Human Settlements will take place on October 30-31 at UN Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. CONTD. ON P10 FAKE CALL CENTRE busted in Bhopal; kingpin, 6 others held HAVE duped approx 5000 US citizens OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal The Cyber police on Friday arrested seven youths, aged between 19 and 29 years, and claimed to have busted a fake call centre running from a rented flat in Indrapuri. Special DG (Cyber) Aruna Mohan Rao said,” The centre was operating in the state capital for the last one year. They targeted US citizens. Approximately 3,000 to 5,000 US citizens have been duped of crores in Indian currency by the fraudsters.” The money was routed into accounts of their associates in the US and other countries. CONTD. ON P10 MODUS OPERANDI A Mastermind & 2 others from Guj; 4 from MP Abhishek Pathak (22), a class XII pass out from Ahmedabad, is the kingpin. His right hand Rampal Singh (29) is BCA degree holder from Bhopal. The duo met while working at a call centre in Ahmedabad. CONTD. ON P10 ccused used to send fake law enforcement agencies’ notices and arrest warrants to trap gullible loan defaulters in the US and extracted money though Bitcoin and Moneygram route. According to ADG (Cyber) Rajesh Gupta, operators used to first send e-mail and text messages to US citizens tracked out of personal data of 12 lakh American citizens. Once loan defaulters fell in their trap, the accused used multiple email accounts in name of US agencies to send e-mails asking them to settle their loans by making payments into specified accounts. must for transfer of officers Mookerjee were placed on a table on the dais at the venue of the meeting. On finding the photograph of Rajmata missing, the minister raised the issue saying that her picture should have been placed without a miss as she was one of the founding members of the party ‘I am not . speaking as a daughter of Rajmata, but as a common party member who is disappointed to see photograph of the person who founded the party missing am not speaking as a daughter of Rajmata, but as a common party member who is disappointed to see photograph of the person who founded the party missing from the dais n YASHODHRA RAJE SCINDIA from the dais,” said the upset minister. After having a few words with the organisers, the minister left the hall without attending the meeting. The party leaders and organisers tried to calm her down but to no avail. Amending the mistake, later a photograph of Rajmata was placed with the other pictures of other veteran leaders of the party . Meanwhile, a former state president Nandkumar Chouhan was also seen upset as he was made to sit on 12th row. The organisers had to arrange a seat for Chouhan in the first row. The party members were seen discussing success of ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by organisations representing upper castes. However, they remained very cautious while talking to media about the issue. Later talking to media on the ongoing protests of upper castes, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan C CHANGING COLLECTOR/SP no more easy for state govt NITENDRA SHARMA Bhopal The code of conduct for assembly elections may not have come into effect but the Election Commission (EC) has begun to regulate transfers of officers in the state. The state government would now have to seek permission from the EC for the transfers of officers posted in field. Earlier, the transfers of collectors, SPs and other field officers were solely made by the government. The EC has instructed the 44,000 students fail to get admission under RTE OUR STAFF REPORTER Indore Despite vacancies in schools in the state, more than 44,000 students were dropped out of admission process conducted under Right To Education (RTE) Act. This was revealed on Friday when a petition filed by Indore Parents’ Association (IPA) in Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court was taken up for hearing. Inside Irked over Rajmata’s missing pic, Yashodhra Raje walks out in a huff I A visibly annoyed state sports minister, Yashodhra Raje Scindia walked out of BJP’s state coordination meeting here on Friday over absence of her mother – Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia – picture among other leaders’ photographs on the dais. Photographs of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Kushabhau Thakre, Deendayal Upadhyay and Syama Prasad hambal riverbed comes Cunder National Chambal Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary. and mafias enjoy political patronage. CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan must resign as such incidences have increased. It is the same district where IPS officer Narendra Singh was killed. Absconding sand mafia Vijapypal Singh was seen with the CM when the latter had gone to immerse ashes of ex-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee BJP STATE COORDINATION COMMITTEE MEETING OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal Alligator conservation claimed Kushwah life Lynching: SC irked as only 9 out of 29 states comply with verdict said that party believes in development of society as a whole. Defending the amendment in the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Member of Parliament Anoop Mishra said that people are being misguided over the issue. Former minister Sartaj Singh also claimed ‘it’s too early to say that SPAAKS is gaining popularity in the state and are gearing up to challenge the political parties in the upcoming assembly elections’. Order covers only officers on poll duty: CEO hief Electoral Officer (CEO) VL Kantharao said it was compulsory for the government to take permission from the EC for transfer of officers who would be put on election duty and the officers who could be appointed as returning officers. According to Kantharao, instructions had been sent in this regard to general administration department. government not to transfer officers, who are on election duty or expected to be put on election duty, without its permission. The said instruction, which has become effective from September 1, has stirred the government circles. Chief election commissioner, OP Rawat during his recent state tour had told chief secretary BP Singh and director general of police (DGP) Rishi Shukla not to transfer officers on field postings without permission of the Commission. CONTD. ON P10 SC/ST (AMENDMENT) ACT Can't stay provision as it is legislation now, says SC NEW DELHI The new amendments to the SC/ST law passed by Parliament cannot be stayed at this stage, the Supreme Court said on Friday, as it sought the Centre's response on a batch of pleas challenging the fresh provisions. The pleas have sought declaration of the new amendments to the Schedule Castes and Schedules Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act as ultra vires. Parliament on August 9 had passed the bill to overturn the apex court order concerning certain safeguards against arrest under the SC and ST law. The new amendments had overturned the March 20 order on rampant misuse of the stringent SC/ST Act and held that there shall be no immediate arrest on any complaint filed under the law. It had also passed a slew of directions and said a public servant can be arrested in cases lodged un- der the SC/ST Act only after prior approval by the competent authority . A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan issued notice to the Centre and sought its response in six weeks. Counsel for petitioner Prathvi Raj Chauhan said the bench should at least stay the operation of the new provisions till the petition is being heard by the court. To this, the bench said "What stay? It is now a legislation and cannot be stayed at this stage." The counsel said the government has brought in the new provisions to overrule the verdict passed by the court and without removing the defects.