r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 RnI no. 38281/83 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. XXXvI no. 117 | IndoRe IndoRe | thuRsday | oCtobeR 4, 2018 | Pages 14 | ` 3 new cjI bRIngs RAdIcAl chAnges www.freepressjournal.in EDIT AnotheR jolt to gRAnd AllIAnce SPORTS NATION Thought for the day Karma Yoga is doing your job systematically, with understanding and one-pointedness. master choa kok Sui Reeling from overseas defeats, India seek course correction at home Pre-poll gifts for MP: Metro line for Bhopal, Indore OURS STAFF REPORTER INDORE Ahead of the state assembly elections, the Union Cabinet approved Metro rail projects for Bhopal and Indore, on Wednesday The ambitious projects of . the Shivraj government would pick up pace after the Cabinet's nod. The Indore project will run along the Ring Line (Bengali Square-Vijay Nagar-Bhawarsala-AirportBengali Square). The total number of stations is 30. "The project will provide continuous availability of affordable, reliable, safe, secure and seamless transport system in the urban agglomeration of the city, which will reduce accidents, pollution, travel time, energy consumption as well as regu- Total cost pegged at Rs 14,414 cr late urban expansion and land use for sustainable development," it said. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 7,500.80 crore and it will take four years for completion. The tenders for first civil work package have been invited and work will start soon. The Bhopal metro comprises two corridors of 27.87 Km -- Karond Circle to AIIMS (14.99 Km) and Bhadbhada Square to Ratnagiri Tiraha (12.88 Km). The estimated cost of the project is Rs 6,941.40 crore and the project will be completed in four years. "The Karond corridor will pass through the city and connect densely populated areas with bus station, railway stations and the AIIMS. The metro will provide eco-friendly and sustainable public transport to residents, commuters, industrial workers, visitors and travellers," the statement said. BSP TO CONTEST SOLO IN ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN MP AND RAJASTHAN BUT LEAVES WINDOW OPEN FOR 2019 TIE-UP News Brief Three 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. Pradhan becomes MP poll in-charge 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 appointment 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. Maya returns the header AgEnciES 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 MP 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 CM Kumaraswamy in May, Mayawati was present along with national leaders including UPA Re hits new low of 73.34 against Dollar MUMbAi The Indian rupee on Wednesday crashed below the 73 mark against the dollar for the first time ever on strong demand for the American currency from importers amid rising global oil prices and unabated capital outflows. At the Interbank Foreign Exchange (forex) market, the domestic currency dropped 43 paise to 73.34 against the US dollar in the early trade. The rupee opened lower at 73.26 and weakened further to quote at 73.34 a dollar against its previous closing of 72.91 Monday. FIIs sold shares net worth a net of Rs 1,842 crore Monday, provisional data showed. BREATHLESS IN BHAGIRATHPURA ‘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 Gogoi sworn in as CJI Says no urgent hearing till parameters fixed AgEnciES New Delhi "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." MAYAWATI chairperson 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 and Sonia but attacked Digvijaya Singh, senior Congress leader from MP saying he was an "RSS agent" and was "sabotaging" the BSP-Congress alliance. Contd. on P10 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 North-east 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. Farmers end protest but will resume if demands not met AgEnciES New Delhi 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 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 Mahindra's cyber expertise across in- dustries 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 state-of-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 chal- IMC workers disperse lime into Kanh river after chemical found in it (More on P-2) 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 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 CMHO 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 admin- No chemical, says 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. istered medicines in the camps. Contd. on P10 CM meets CEC, lodges complaint against Cong 'OPPN party is levelling false charges' OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL 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- 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. Tech Mahindra, Israel Aerospace to create cyber warriors AgEnciES New Delhi A special purpose vehicle, Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Co Ltd (MPMRCL), has been constituted to implement both these projects. The projects will be part-funded by the Centre and state government, besides loans from Asian Development Bank (ADB) and New Development Bank (NDB) for Indore Metro while European Investment Bank (EIB) for Bhopal Metro. 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. lenges 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-of- the-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. 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 Bharatiya Janata Party 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 Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other BJP leaders leave after meeting Chief Election Commissioner in New Delhi on Wednesday PTI 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. negative environment 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 permission 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 .