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 26.0 C.21.1 C. Sunrise: 06: 11 Sunset: 06: 39 HUMIDITY Morning : 91 Evening : 76 vol. 9 no. 85 | BhoPal BhoPal | SatuRday | SePtemBeR 8, 2018 | PageS 14 + 8 = 22 | ` 3 NATION Rajyoga strengthens our original qualities of purity, peace. bliss, power nad love. - brahma Kumaris Join hands to defeat TRS, Congress appeals parties www.freepressjournal.in EDIT GLAM Thought for the day Indo-US strategic ties get a thumbs up Kangana wants women to speak out Fuel prices register steepest Forest officer crushed to death by sand-laden daily hike, up 50 paise/litre tractor-trolley ILLEGAL SAND MINING new Delhi News Brief BA: Details of 380,000 customers hacked London: British Airways (BA) on Friday admitted that personal and financial data of its nearly 380,000 customers who booked online on its website and mobile app has been compromised and is up for misuse. Urging the customers to immediately contact their banks and credit card providers after their payment cards details were compromised, the airways said it was investigating the theft that happened between August 21 and September 5. Poll panel team to visit Telangana new deLhi: Apparently preparing to hold early polls in Telangana along with four other states in December, the Election Commission on Friday decided to send a team of officials to Hyderabad on September 11 for making an assessment of the poll preparedness of the machinery in the state where the ruling party has sought early elections by dissolving the assembly. 3 ‘abductors’ beaten to death in Bihar Patna: In a fresh case of street justice in Bihar, three suspected kidnappers were on Friday beaten to death by a mob in state's Begusarai district, police said.The incident took place near Goriya Dharamshala in Narain Pipar village under Chhaurahi block of the district. According to district police officials, three armed criminals, who were suspected to be kidnappers in search of a girl student to kidnap her from the village school. Hardik in hospital after breathing trouble ahmedabad: Patidar agitation spearhead Hardik Patel was on Friday rushed to a hospital on the 14th day of his indefinite fast as he complained of difficulty in breathing. He was admitted to the Government Civil Hospital in Sola a day after he gave up even taking water in protest against the government ignoring his demands. Domestic fuel prices witnessed the steepest hike in the year so far with around 50-paise raise on Friday 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 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. Similarly, in the other key cities of Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai, cost of petrol rose by 47 paise, 48 paise and 51 paise to Rs 82.88, Rs 87.39 and Rs 83.13 per litre on Friday, respectively . Among the domestic factors, high excise duty in the country is a major factor for high fuel prices, according to market observers. In tandem with petrol prices, cost of the other key transportation fuel, diesel, also increased on Friday. In fact, the rise in diesel prices was above 50 paise per litre across the four major cities. SAND MAFIA claim life of dy forest ranger in Morena On Friday in Bhopal Petrol rs 85.80 OuR sTaFF RePORTeR Bhopal/Morena Diesel rs 76.00 Bullock cart rally taken out by Congress workers in Indore to protest fuel price hike Essential to bring petrol, diesel under GST, says Pradhan; blames global factors uel price due Fcountry ishike intothe it international factors and 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. Both in Delhi and Kolkata, diesel prices rose by 52 paise to 72.07 and Rs 74.92 per litre respectively. In the other metropolitan cities of Mumbai and Chennai, it was up 55 paise and 56 paise respectively, at Rs 76.51 and Rs 76.17 per litre on Friday . The rise in diesel prices attract concern as the fuel is used in the transportation of goods including agriculture products and high prices of the fuel may lead to higher inflation in the country . 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. Woman killed for marrying outside community; father held No model code but EC nod now must for transfer of officers agencies Barwani A 24-year-old woman was on Friday allegedly killed here by her family members, who were apparently unhappy with her for marrying a man from another community police said. , The woman's father was arrested in connection with the incident, while her mother and brother 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. are at large. The victim, Sarla Mali, had married Pankaj Mali, who belongs to a different community, about a year back and since then her family HonoUr members were annoyed with her, Sub-Inspector at the Khetia police station, Rajendra Ingle, said. The woman's brother yesterday brought her to the family home at Khetia town from a nearby village where she used to live with her husband, on the pretext that their mother was ill. On Friday KillinG morning, the family members allegedly killed the woman by attacking her with a tool used to cut sugarcane plants, Ingle said. The police took into custody the woman's father, Devidas Koli (55), while her mother Tulsibai (50) and brother Hiralal (25) are at large, he said. A case under Indian Penal Code section 302 (murder) was registered in the incident, he said. The police launched a search for the absconding family members and was trying to ascertain the role of each of the accused in the crime, the official added. Fake call centre busted in Bhopal, 7 arrested 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 4 from MP, 3 from Guj 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 Accused 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 email 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 e-mail accounts in name of Us agencies to send e-mails asking them to settle their loans by making payments into specified accounts. 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 Killing of youth in US leaves parents distraught VIJAYAWADA: The death of Pruthviraj Kandepi, who was among the three people killed by a gunman at a bank in the US state of Ohio on Thursday has left his parents dis, traught. The parents were grief-stricken in Tenali town of Guntur in Andhra Pradesh after receiving the news. The 25-year-old was working as a consultant with the Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati. He, along with two others, Luis Felipe Calderon, 48, and Richard Newcomer, 64, were shot by Omar Perez, 29. 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 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 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 C 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 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.