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 27.6 C.19.8 C. Sunrise: 06: 13 Sunset: 06: 32 HUMIDITY Morning : 90 Evening : 73 vol. 9 no. 91 | BhoPal BhoPal | FRIday | SePtemBeR 14, 2018 | PageS 14 | ` 3 NATION Where there is necessity, there is deeper appreciation. his holiness radhanath Swami Maharaj 'jaitleY helpeD mallYa to Flee, muSt quit' www.freepressjournal.in EDIT SantS Warn oF DanGerouS DiviSion in SoCietY Girls married before 18yrs in 100 dists of 14 states; eight of them are in MP RAJesH THAKUR Bhopal Eight districts of Madhya Pradesh find mention among 100 districts across 14 states with highest incidence of child marriage. As per National Family Health Survey-4 (2015-16), 11.9% of minor girls were married before attaining the age of 18. Twenty districts of Bihar have high child marriage prevalence. It is followed by West Bengal (14), Jharkhand (11), Rajasthan (10), Assam (9), Maharashtra (9), Madhya Pradesh (8), Gujarat (5), Tripura (4), Andhra Pradesh (3), Uttar Pradesh (3), Telangana (2), Karnataka (1) and Odisha (1). sorry affairs TwenTy disTricTs of Bihar have high child marriage prevalence. it is followed by west Bengal (14), Jharkhand (11), rajasthan (10), assam (9), Maharashtra (9), Madhya Pradesh (8), Gujarat (5), Tripura (4), andhra Pradesh (3), Uttar Pradesh (3), Telangana (2), Karnataka (1) and odisha (1). aMonG eiGhT districts of the state, Jhabua reported child marriage prevalence percentage of 31.2 which is the highest, followed by shajapur (26.7), rajgarh (26.1), Mandsaur (25.2), Tikamgarh (25), shivpuri (19.7), Ujjain (19.1) and ratlam (19) Among the eight districts of the state, Jhabua reported child marriage prevalence percentage of 31.2 which is the highest, followed by Shajapur (26.7), Rajgarh (26.1), Mandsaur (25.2), Tikamgarh (25), Shivpuri (19.7), Ujjain (19.1) and Ratlam (19). Marrying off girl before attaining the legal age of marriage is more common in rural areas. Wealth index of households too play a significant role in child marriage among girls. Poorer the household higher the chance of girl getting married early Even the percent. age of completion of secondary education is much lower among married teenage girls that unmarried one in the age group of 15-19 years across all states. Four out of 10 child marriages in 13 states and one Union Territory occur among the poorest households. More than 40% of child marriages occur in families at the bottom of the wealth index. A comparative analysis of child marriage for 15-19 year old girls as reported in India meets all qualifications to be member of NSG: US BAPPA MORYA RE... Agencies Washington News Brief World leaders bid farewell to Kofi Annan AccrA: World leaders bid farewell to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at his funeral in his home country of Ghana on Thursday. On Monday, Annan's body was transferred to the West African nation from Switzerland, where he died on August 18 at the age of 80. However, it wasn't immediately clear why the process took so long. India to launch two UK satellites chennAi: Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will put into orbit on Sunday two foreign satellites NovaSAR and S1-4 together weighing 889 kg, said a top official. "The September 16 rocket launch will be a fully commercial launch. The rocket will be carrying only the two foreign satellites," K. Sivan, Chairman of the ISRO said. India has not been able to secure membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group because of China's veto, a senior Trump Administration official said Thursday asserting that the US will continue to advocate for New Delhi's membership in the elite grouping as it meets all the criteria. India has been seeking entry into the 48-member elite nuclear club, which controls nuclear trade, but China has repeatedly stonewalled its bid. While India, which is backed by the US and a number of western countries has garnered the support of a majority of the group's members, China has stuck to its stand that new members should sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), making India's entry difficult as the group is guided by the consensus principle. India is not a signatory to the NPT. "Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is a consensus-based organization. India has not been able to secure membership as a result of opposition from China," Alice Wells, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, told a Washington audience. "We have deemed that we're not going to limit our own cooperation with India based on a Chinese veto. Of course, we moved ahead with a STA One authorisation and we certainly believe that India meets all of the qualifications of the nuclear supplier's group and will continue to actively advocate on behalf of India's membership," Wells said in response to a question. He said by granting Strategic Trade Authorisation (STA-1) status, the US has placed India in the inner circle of America's closest allies. NFHS-3 (2005-06) and NFHS4 (2015-16) reveals that overall prevalence of child marriage has reduced to a large extent in the last 10 years. More than 30% reduction in child marriage of this age group was observed in Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, whereas more than 20% reduction was observed in Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Haryana. Findings also find a co-relation between child marriage and secondary education. A high percentage of girls in 15-19 years group, who had completed secondary schooling were found to be unmarried. Contd. on P10 Idols of Lord Ganesha in different shapes and sizes moved across Bhopal on Thursday as people invited the Lord and installed His idols in their houses on Ganesha Chaturthi. The Ganesha festival will continue for 10 days. On Anant Chaudas, the devotees will bid adieu to the Lord by immersing the idol in ponds specially prepared by local administration sc TeLLs sTaTes Amend motor vehicle rules to compensate victims Agencies New Delhi The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered all states to amend their rules under the Motor Vehicles Act whereby uninsured motor vehicles involved in accidents, both fatal and non-fatal, will be auctioned and the proceeds deposited with the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) to pay compensation to victims. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud directed the states to amend their rules within 12 weeks. At present, this rule is there only in Delhi. The court was hearing a plea by an accident victim's wife who contended that the Motor Vehicles Act made third-party insurance mandatory for vehicles and it was an offence to drive an uninsured vehicle. Amend rules under the Motor Vehicles Act whereby uninsured motor vehicles involved in accidents, both fatal and non-fatal, will be auctioned and the proceeds deposited with the MACT to pay compensation to victims Advocate Radhika Gautam, appearing for petitioner Usha Devi, said that the mandate behind the law was that the family of those killed or injured in accidents should not be made to litigate for years to get compensation from the owner/driver of the involved vehicle. The Act intended that the kin of those killed or injured could approach MACT for speedy adjudication of claims and direction to insurance companies to pay up, the plea said. Death in police custody: 5 cops suspended; judicial probe ordered Agencies Narsinghpur A 22-year-old man Wednesday died under mysterious circumstances in police custody at Kareli in Narsinghpur district of Madhya Pradesh, prompting the authorities to order a judicial probe, an officer said. Five personnel of Kareli police station were suspended in connection with the death, the officer added. The family members of the victim, Anuraj Rajput, alleged that he died of police excesses and refuted the police's claim that he consumed 'sulphas' in the lock-up. Talking to PTI over phone, district superintendent of police Dharmendra Singh Bhadoria said Kareli police station in-charge inspector Arvind Choubey sub inspec, tor Jagdish Yadav, assistant sub inspector Basant Sharma, head constable Birju Thakur and constable Rajkumar have been placed under suspension in connection with the case. Contd. on P10 SPORT Thought for the day Sanjita’S B Sample returnS poSitive Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed next Chief Justice of India Saridon among 328 combination drugs banned by govt Agencies New Delhi Agencies New Delhi Justice Ranjan Gogoi, one of the four judges who revolted against Chief Justice Dipak Misra earlier this year, was on Thursday appointed the next Chief Justice of India (CJI). He will assume office on October 3 after the retirement of Justice Misra. Justice Gogoi will have a little over a year before he demits office on attaining the age of 65. He was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court on April 23, 2012. Along with three seniormost Judges of the apex court -Justices J. Chelameswar, Madan B. Lokur and Kurian Joseph -Justice Gogoi held an unprecedented press conference in January this year raising, among other things, questions over assigning cases to different judges by Chief Justice Misra. Born on November 18, 1954, Justice Gogoi was enrolled as an advocate in 1978. He practised in the Gauhati High Court on constitutional, taxation and company matters. He was appointed as a permanent judge of the Gauhati High Court on February 28, 2001. On September 9, 2010, he was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court. He was appointed as Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court on February 12, 2011. The Ministry of Health on Thursday banned the manufacture for sale or distribution of 328 fixed-dose combination (FDC) drugs, including painkiller Saridon with immediate effect, stating that there is no therapeutic justification for the ingredients. FDCs are two or more drugs combined in a fixed ratio into a single dosage form. The government said, “The Drugs Technical Advisory Board recommended, amongst other things, that there is no therapeutic justification for the ingredients contained in 328 FDCs and that these FDCs may involve risk to human beings. The board recommended that it is necessary to prohibit the manufacture, sale or distribution of these FDCs under Section 26A of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, in the larger public interest.” Besides, it has also restricted the manufacture, sale or distribution of six other FDCs which include popular cough syrups, painkillers and cold medication subject to certain conditions, the official statement said. The sale of the six FDCs amount to over Rs 740 crore annually, reported News18. The ban brings an end to a two-year-long legal battle between manufacturers of these combination drugs and the ministry, which has been working to get these “irrational” and “unsafe” drugs banned since 2016. Around 6,000 brands are likely to be affected. The medicines that have been banned include painkiller Saridon, skin cream Panderm, combina- end of road Banned drugs include painkiller saridon, skin cream Panderm, combination diabetes drug Gluconorm PG, antibiotic Lupidiclox and antibacterial Taxim aZ. They are expected to have a combined market size of between rs 2,000 crore and rs 2,500 crore, according to news18. There is no therapeutic justification for the ingredients. fixed-dose combinations are two or more drugs combined in a fixed ratio into a single dosage form. tion diabetes drug Gluconorm PG, antibiotic Lupidiclox and antibacterial Taxim AZ. They are expected to have a combined market size of between Rs 2,000 crore and Rs 2,500 crore, according to News18. The Health Ministry , through its notification published on 10 March, 2016, had prohibited the manufacture for sale and distribution for human use of 349 FDCs under Section 26 A of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. But the matter was contested by the affected manufacturers in various high courts and the Supreme Court. “Fifteen FDCs out of the 344 prohibited on the 10 March, 2016, which were claimed to be manufactured prior to 21 September, 1988, have been kept out of the purview of current notifications,” the statement added. The board recommended that it is necessary to prohibit the manufacture, sale or distribution of these FDCs under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 in the larger public interest. Eight militants killed, 12 security men injured in J&K Agencies Jammu/Srinagar Eight militants, three of them Pakistanis, were killed on Thursday in three separate gun battles in Jammu and Kashmir, one of which also injured 12 police and paramilitary personnel and soldiers. While three were killed near the Line of control (LoC) in Keran sector in Kupwara district that borders Pakistan, two Jaish-eMuhammad (JeM) militants were shot dead in Sopore town and the three Pakistanis died in a 33-hour fighting in Reasi district. Soldiers noticed suspicious movements along the LoC in Dat Gali area of Kupwara and challenged a small group of men trying to sneak into India, triggering a gun battle. “Three terrorists were killed. Their bodies are lying close to the border Army personnel take a Central Reserve Police Force jawan to a hospital after a militant attack at Kakryal district near Jammu fence and have not been recovered yet,” a Defence Ministry source said. Two JeM militants were killed in Arampora locality of Sopore town. Police said the security forces, including Rashtriya Rifles, the Special Operations Group and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), cordoned off Arampora in the morning after being tipped off about the gunmen. “As the cordon was tightened, the militants opened fire,” a police officer said. Three Pakistani terrorists, also belonging to JeM, were killed in Reasi district after a joint operation by the security forces, General Officer Commanding (GOC) Major General Arvind Bhatia said. BreaKinG Barriers UN report details alarming level of reprisals Hindus, Muslims unite for development in Yogi-raj against HR defenders in India and China In all, two temples, seven mazaars Agencies United Nations India, China, Russia and Myanmar are among several countries named in a report by UN chief Antonio Guterres that details an "alarming" level of harsh reprisals and intimidation against those who cooperate with the United Nations on human rights issues. The ninth annual report of the Secretary-General details the level of retaliation against human rights defenders on a country-by- In context of India, report expressed concern at use of FCRA to restrict work of NGOs who seek to cooperate with the United Nations, for example, by refusing to renew or grant licenses country basis, including allegations of killing, torture, arbitrary arrests, and public stigmatisation campaigns, which also target victims of rights abuse. The report documents allegations of reprisals and intimidation in 38 countries, some of which are members of the Human Rights Council. Prior to officially presenting the Human Rights Council with the report next week, assistant rights chief Andrew Gilmour said the cases of reprisals and intimidation detailed in the report and its two annexes "represent the tip of the iceberg," adding that "many more are reported to us". Agencies Lucknow Hindus and Muslims in Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh have transcended communal barriers to help the local administration in relocating some religious structures which had held up building of a flyover for 14 long years. In all, two temples, seven mazaars (tombs) and a mosque have been relocated, while a portion of a boundary wall of a dargah (the grave of a revered religious figure) was removed (tombs) and a mosque have been relocated, while a portion of a boundary wall of a dargah (the grave of a revered religious figure) was removed to facilitate construction of the flyover to facilitate construction of the flyover. Superintendent of Police, Jalaun, Dr Aravind Chaturvedi, told PTI Thursday "On the Kanpur-Jhansi , National Highway the stretch , between 242-km landmark and 244-km landmark is called Kalpi Khand. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had to construct a 1.5 km long flyover for smooth movement of traffic". "But the NHAI faced a grave problem when it had to lay a service road (almost 5.5 metres wide on either side of the flyover) before they commenced the main construction in Jalaun, 220 kms from the state capital Lucknow" he said. "It was on one of these stretches of service road (from Kanpur to Jalaun) that there were two temples, seven mazaars and one mosque, leading to the problem which existed for almost 14 years," the SP said. The current district administration and police machinery held a number of rounds of meetings with the stakeholders --both Hindus and Muslims.