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 34.4 C.19.5 C. sunrise: 06: 17 sunset: 06: 15 HUMIDITY Morning : 63 Evening : 45 vol. 9 no. 111 | BhoPal BhoPal | thuRsday | oCtoBeR 4, 2018 | Pages 14 | ` 3 NATION “You have to rise beyond thought at a higher level into thoughtless awareness”. her holiness mataji nirmala devi nEw cji brings rAdicAl chAngEs EDIT AnothEr jolt to grAnd AlliAncE No tie up with Cong in MP, Raj: Maya AgEnciES New Delhi News Brief 3 share Nobel chemistry for their works on proteins Stockholm: Frances Arnold of California Institute of Technology on Wednesday became only the 5th woman in history to win Nobel Prize in Chemistry when Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the award that recognised two others for their works on proteins. While Arnold has won one half of the 9 million Swedish krona (Rs 7.3 cr) award, the other half would be shared by George Smith of University of Missouri and Gregory Winter of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Britain. Dr Sonwalkar is new VC of Bhoj University Indore: Professor of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya Dr Jayant Sonwalkar has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of MP Bhoj (Open) University on Wednesday. Dr Sonwalkar is the head of School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the DAVV and has served at various positions in the university and other organisations including Free Press. He was also served as the Director of All India Management Association, New Delhi. In yet another blow to the Congress, BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday ruled out any alliance with the party in the upcoming Assembly polls in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, a decision that could also impact the opposition's plan for a grand alliance against the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. "The Congress is two steps ahead of the BJP in attempts to finish the BSP politically In the interest of . the BSP movement, it has been decided that the party would not ally with the Congress in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan at any cost," she told a press conference. The BSP chief's announcement comes nearly a fortnight after her statement ruling out an alliance with the Congress in Chhattisgarh where she tied up with former chief minister Ajit Jogi's party Janata Congress for the Assembly elections due next month. Significantly, at the swearing in of Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy in May, Mayawati was present along with national leaders including UPA chairper- "The BSP has always backed Congress to keep BJP out of power and has suffered on account of it. Instead of being thanked for it, the BSP has been backstabbed by the Congress, which has been hatching conspiracies to weaken the non-BJP parties." son Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi that lent credence to the theory that a grand alliance was possible against the BJP in the next Lok Sabha elections. Asked whether the BSP would align with the Congress in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Mayawati said, "I have said everything about this." Reading from a prepared statement, Mayawati said that the Congress attitude was not to defeat the BJP but to weaken opposition parties, which is unfortunate. "The Congress had adopted similar tactics in the past and was continuing it now. Even now it was not trying to change itself." Interestingly, she praised Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi but attacked Digvijaya Singh, senior Congress leader from Madhya Pradesh saying he was an "RSS agent" and was "sabotaging" the BSP-Congress alliance. She also did not refer to any other Congress leaders of Madhya Pradesh. Contd. on P10 minate there. We have succeeded in putting our views and demands before the government. Now, it is up to the government to take decisions," said Tikait, adding agitations will be held again if the government fails to fulfil their demands. Five cops hurt while rescuing Pradhan becomes MP election in-charge Asha workers who climbed tower Five police personnel and one ASHA worker were injured while trying to rescue two ASHA workers who had climbed a tower near Polytechnic Square, here on Wednesday . The ASHA-USHA workers were staging demonstration demanding hike in their wages and regularisation of their jobs since Tuesday. They wanted to meet the chief minister and sat on dharna whole night. On Wednesday, at around 2 pm, two ASHA workers ‘Dumped’ chemical leaves 1,200 with burning eyes, irritation President Kovind administers oath of office to Justice Ranjan Gogoi after he was appointed as the 46th Chief Justice of India, at Rashtrapati Bhawan AgEnciES New Delhi AgEnciES New Delhi climbed up a tower while others gathered near the square. CSP BP Verma said that the police formed a team to bring down them down. Two constables-- Prachi Hirankhede and Vinita Raghuwanshi-- climbed the tower and two S-I Saloni Singh and Surekha Singh also climbed behind them and head constable Hari Shakar Mishra also climbed the tower to assist them. When they reached near ASHA workers, they started protesting and one of them behaved aggressively . BREATHLESS IN BHAGIRATHPURA, INDORE Says no urgent hearing till parameters fixed told IANS that the objective of the march was to make the government aware of the problems being faced by the farmers which has been achieved. "We went to the Kisan Ghat in the night as the march was supposed to cul- OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL Exhaustion becomes enjoyable... Gogoi sworn in as CJI Farmers end protest but will resume if demands not met The standoff between the agitating farmers and police at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border ended last night after the protesters reached an agreement with the government and they were allowed to march to the Kisan Ghat, the memorial of farmer leader and former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh. The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), which spearheaded the 10-day "Kisan Kranti Yatra" from Haridwar to Delhi, said it has managed to convey its demands to the government and the agitation would be resumed if the demands are not accepted. BKU leader Rakesh Tikait www.freepressjournal.in GLAM Thought for the day Constable Prachi tried to hold one ASHA worker from felling and they both fell from the tower and received injuries. They were rushed to a hospital and were referred to the medical college. In the primary investigation it is found that Prachi received fracture on her right leg. The other police personnel-- Vinita Raghuwanshi, Saloni Singh, Surekha Singh and Hari Shankar Mishra-- have also received injuries. The police have arrested 86 workers, who were released on bail later. BHOPAL :Union minister for petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan has been appointed as election in-charge of MP . BJP president Amit Shah made Pradhan's appointment prior to his state tour over elections. Pradhan is an MP from MP The appoint. ment of election in-charge in the state was long awaited. Former organizational general secretary Arvind Menon has also been assigned new responsibility by the party and has been appointed as co-incharge of West Bengal. Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India on Wednesday after which he did some plain-speaking over urgent mentioning of cases in the Supreme Court for hearing, saying they will be disallowed till certain parameters are fixed unless someone is set to be "hanged or evicted". Gogoi, 63, becomes the first person from the Northeast to reach the top position of the judiciary and will have a tenure of little over 13 months. He will retire on November 17, 2019. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath to Justice Gogoi at a brief ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan's historic Darbar Hall. Cabinet okays Metro rail for Bhopal, Indore OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL Ahead of the state elections, the Union Cabinet approved the Metro rail project for Bhopal and Indore, on Wednesday The ambitious . project of the Shivraj government is now supposed to pick up pace after the Cabinet's approval. The 27.87 km metro rail route was approved for Bhopal. Rs 6,945 crore was approved for the Bhopal project while Rs 7500 crore was approved for Indore project. It was also decided in the Cabinet that 20% of the funds would be borne by the Centre while State government too should have the same share in fund. Remaining 60% of the amount would be generated through loans. An outline and agency for loans too was given green signal. Bhopal Metro project would be financed through European Investment Bank while the Indore Metro project would be financed through financial institutions like ADB and MDB. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had inaugurated the office of the metro project recently and had promised the public of Bhopal and Indore to provide metro rail servicers as soon as possible. Most of the formalities have been completed so that implementation of Model Code of Conduct does not hamper the progress of project. IMC workers putting lime into Kanh river after toxic elements found in it OUR STAFF REPORTER Indore Panic prevailed in Bhagirathpura area on Wednesday morning when more than 1,200 residents woke up to burning sensation in their eyes and breathlessness accompanied by irritation. The locals were completely clueless and scared. Later in the day, some residents alleged that they had witnessed some unknown persons who came in a tanker and “dumped the chemical,” following which, within two to three hours, the entire area came under its influence. Soon, the local corporator No chemical: PCB Even as on Wednesday, the incident shocked several people, the Pollution Control Board’s report was even more shocking as the scientist didn’t find any chemical in the water! According to chief scientist of Regional Pollution Control Board DK Waghela, “We didn’t find the presence of any chemical in the river water. Pollution level of the river was as usual.” He added that the incident may have taken place as some chemical may have been in the air at a particular time. and police were informed. Later, Indore Municipal Corporation, Police, Health Department and Pollution Control Board swung into action to bring the situation under control. They set up relief health camps for the people in the area. Acting chief medical and health officer Dr Pravin Jadia said, “We immedielty organised four health check-up camps in the area and administered eye drops and ORS to the residents who were complaining with burning and watery eyes and vomiting.” He said more than 1,200 people were checked and administered medicines in the camps. Contd. on P10 CM meets CEC, lodges complaint against Cong 'OPPN party is levelling false charges' OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday met Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) OP Rawat and lodged complaints against the Congress. Chouhan told Rawat that the Congress was leveling false complaints and creating confusion across the state. The BJP delegation which met the CEC comprised of Chouhan, state in-charge Vinay Sahasrabudhey, minister of state for cooperatives Vishwas Sarang and former IAS officer SS Uppal. Chouhan said the Congress tried to create confusion by leveling allegation of presence of 60 lakh fake voters in the state. He said a complaint in this regard was made by him and it was found that the Congress charge was false. Chouhan said such things affect the image of the state and the Election Commission. Chouhan urged Rawat to take action against the Congress for lodging false complaints. He said false allegations of Congress were making a negative environment EC to decide on Cong' complaints: Nath PCC Nath shown his concern Mover president KamalShivrajhasthe CEC. NathlodgChief Minister Singh Chouhan ing complaints against Congress to said Chouhan, before terming Congress' complaints fake, must know that decisions in these complaints would be taken either by the EC or the Court. in the state. Chouhan also discussed with Rawat on the issue of 'paid news'. He said the definition of paid news should be clarified and the instances of paid news should be properly investigated, so that the expenses made could be added appropriately into the expenses of candidate or party . The delegation also gave some suggestions to the Election Commission. It suggested that issuing a single per- mission letter for star campaigners for the whole state and for full duration of the election rather than a district. A display board may be installed outside the polling centre showing voting percentage and number of male and female voters. The CEC was also urged that if any person gets any party's flag on its building voluntary then it should not be included in the election expenses of that candidate or the party . Tech Mahindra, Israel Aerospace to create cyber warriors AgEnciES New Delhi Software major Tech Mahindra on Wednesday announced a strategic partnership with ELTA Systems Ltd, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), to provide next generation cyber solutions and services to state and enterprise customers in India and globally. The partnership will leverage IAI's nationalgrade cyber security capability and Tech Mahin- dra's cyber expertise across industries to address the cyber warfare of the future. "This strategic partnership will herald a new chapter in tackling the advanced global cybersecurity threats in today's digital age, by developing a future ready cyber security framework," CP Gurnani, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Tech Mahindra said in a statement. The move will enable companies design and deliver Security Operation Centres (C-SOCs), Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) and Forensic Laboratories -- leveraging on stateof-the-art automation and orchestration tools, AI and Machine learning analytics and best of breed technology. The partnership will also offer consultation, training and managed security services and develop new future-ready technologies that meet the evolving challenges of the cyber domain. "We are confident that Tech Mahindra's experienced cyber security professionals will equip IAI with a sustainable competitive advantage, improving our ability to scale rapidly and prevent cyber-attacks with cutting-edge cyber security solutions," said Esti Peshin, VP and General Manager of IAI's Cyber Division. IAI Ltd is Israel's largest aerospace and defence Company, specialising in developing and manufacturing advanced state-ofthe-art systems for air, space, sea, land, cyber and homeland security. "IAI's practical experience of protecting governments around the world from cyber attacks will complement Tech Mahindra's established cyber security practice. Together, we will create elite cyber warriors and AI-based defence capabilities to combat advanced cyber threats," noted Rajiv Singh, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Cyber security unit of Tech Mahindra.