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 35.5 C.19.1 C. sunrise: 06: 21 sunset: 06: 05 HUMIDITY Morning : 61 Evening : 20 vol. 9 no. 118 | BhoPal BhoPal | thuRsday | oCtoBeR 11, 2018 | Pages 14 | ` 3 NATION “From thoughtless awareness you have to reach doubtless awareness” her holiness mataji Nirmala Devi hindu-muslim segregAtion of students in school www.freepressjournal.in EDIT fAmilies in fights 5 minor siblings ‘drown’ in open well at Barwani MP SHOCKER: Boys aged between 18 months & 9 yrs kaPileSh ShaRma Sendhwa News Brief Akbar should come clean or resign: Cong New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday asked former Editor and Union Minister M.J. Akbar to either come clean following sexual harassment charges against him or resign. It also sought an independent probe into the charges against Akbar. “Akbar has a stature as a journalist, apart from being a Minister. He should offer a satisfactory explanation either through a statement or personally, or resign forthwith," Cong spokesperson S. Jaipal Reddy said. Pakistan appoints new head of ISI islamabaD: Pakistan on Wednesday appointed Lt General Asim Munir as the new chief of its Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency. Gen Munir previously served as head of the Military Intelligence and was in September promoted to the rank of Lt General. He replaces Lt. Gen. Naveed Mukhtar. SC: Seal Amrapali's offices in UP, Bihar New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered sealing of Amrapali group's nine offices spread across Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, where account-documents relating to the group's 46 companies are kept. Seven of the nine offices are located in Noida and Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh, while two are in Bihar's Buxar and Rajgir districts. Train service hit by cyclone Titli warning bhubaNeswar: Train services between Khurda Road in Odisha and Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh has been suspended in view of warnings on cyclone Titli, an official statement said on Wednesday. The East Coast Railway (ECoR) said that to and fro trains between Khurda Road and Vizianagaram will not be allowed after 10 p.m. till further orders. Book Parrikar in mining scam: Cong PaNaji: The Congress on Wednesday met Goa Governor Mridula Sinha and demanded registration of an FIR against Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and his predecessor Laxmikant Parsekar in an alleged mining lease renewal scam. In a heart-wrenching early Wednesday morning development, bodies of five minor siblings were found floating in a well at Chikali village, about 16 kilometre away from Sendhwa tehsil headquarters of Barwani district. The siblings were identified as Sandeep, 9, Pradeep, 8, Randeep, 6, Rohit, 3, and Sahadar, 18 months, all sons of Bhatar Singh, a labourer. On being informed state animal husbandry minister Antar Singh Arya, who is also the local MLA, along with a police team rushed to the spot and fished out all bodies. According to Sendhwa rural police, four of the siblings were born to one mother, while the fifth one was their step brother. All five boys were children of labourer Bhatar Singh, 40. He has two wives Sungi Bai, 35, and Sunita, 30. While four boys were born to first wife Sungi Bai, the youngest of the quintet was the son of second wife Sunita. Investigations revealed that Bhatar Singh worked as labourer in adjoining Maharashtra. For the last one year, his first wife Sungi had been living at her parental village Jhiri Jamli. Flights to Lucknow, Hyderabad to be scrapped OUR StaFF RePORteR Bhopal In a jolt to Bhopalites campaigning for better air connectivity to and from Bhopal, the airline on Wednesday decided to discontinue flights for Lucknow and Hyderabad. The flights to the two cities were though very irregular, but now they will be stopped altogether from October 28. These flights, run by Alliance Air, would now be diverted to Jaipur and Raipur with new timings, confirmed sources. Recently, a campaign was started by residents demanding better air connectivity from the state capital. The call for regular and more flights to Lucknow and Hyderabad was also made. The campaign that started on social media platform gained huge support in short time. A facebook page ‘Support Bhopal for Air Connectivity’ and hashtag with the same name was used on twitter for the cause. The group that started with few dozen members grew to over 50,000 within a month. Contd. on P10 Open well in Chikali village where bodies of five siblings were found floating on Wednesday morning When contacted Sendhwa rural police station in charge Dinesh Chouhan said, "We're waiting for autopsy report to ascertain whether the boys were strangulated and then dumped into the well or beaten to death before being thrown into well or some other cause of death." Both Bhatar Singh and his first wife are missing every since the incident came to light. Earlier, in the morning at around 6 am, villagers spotted five bodies in the well and immediately raised an alarm. Later, Sendhwa Rural police rushed to the spot and seized the bodies. The open well sans boundary is located around 1.5 km from the house of the five boys in Chikhli village. Police also recovered two shawls, some clothes and a gunny bag near the well. It was sent to forensic science laboratory (FSL). Owing to deep shock, Sunitabai, a resident of Dhawadi village, was initially unable to record her statement. Later, she told sub-divisional officer (police) Rakesh Vyas that her husband Bhatar and Sungi Bai were responsible for death of five kids. Sunitabai told the police, she and her children were residing in Bhatar in Maharashtra. They had shift- Five killed as New Farakka Exp derails near Rae Bareli in UP lUcknOw/new Delhi Five coaches and the engine of the New Delhi bound New Farakka Express derailed near Rae Bareli early Wednesday, killing at least five people and seriously injuring nine, officials said. The accident on the New Farakka Express (14003) that was on its from Malda in West Bengal to New Delhi took place in Harchandpur area of Rae Bareli district at 6.10 am, Uttar Pradesh Additional Director General (ADG), Law and Order, Anand Kumar said. About 30-35 people received minor injuries, Kumar, who had put the toll at seven earlier in the day, said. Confusion prevailed for hours among senior police and railway officials over the death toll and the number of coaches that had derailed. While initially the death toll was said to be six, then seven, it was finally fixed at five by early evening. There was similar confusion over the number of coaches that had derailed. The railways said five coaches went off the tracks after earlier putting their number at nine. According to railways officials, five people, including a one-year-old and a seven-year-old, were killed. All of them were from Bihar. Ten women and six minors are among the injured, the officials said. ed to Dhawadi village, about 20 kilometre from Chikhali, eight days back. As Sungi Bai came to know about their presence in Dhawadi, she came to their place and had an argument over some trivial issue. Later, Bhatar moved to Chikhali along with youngest son Sahadar. She said that as Bhatar and Sungi Bai were there along with five kids, who else other murdered their children. Meanwhile, cops are probing all angles of the case, including possibility of some feud between Bhatar Singh and his two wives being behind the ghastly episode. The economic cost of climate-related disasters hit USD 2.25 trillion over the last two decades, an increase of more than 250 percent compared to the previous 20 years, the UN said Wednesday The . United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) noted that "climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events" such as floods and Economic cost of climate-related disasters hit USD 2.25 trillion over the last two decades, an increase of more than 250 percent compared to the previous 20 years storms. Between 1978-1997, total losses for climate-related disasters was $895 billion (780 billion euros), UNISDR said in a report by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) at the Univer- site Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. But between 1998-2017 that figure hit USD 2.25 trillion, the report said, listing the United States, China, Japan and India as the countries where the financial toll has been highest. The findings were released as Michael, a Category Four hurricane, rumbled towards the Gulf Coast of Florida, in the latest storm to threaten vast destruction across the eastern US. "The report's analysis AmyrA hAs fAced hArAssment Two class VIII students of Jawaharlal Nehru School kidnapped OUR StaFF RePORteR Bhopal In a shocking development, two students of Jawaharlal Nehru School were allegedly kidnapped by some unidentified persons on Wednesday . The incident came to light when the students did not return homes and their worried parents reached police station. “We have registered two separate cases under Section 363 of the IPC (abduction) against unknown persons,” said Govindpura police station in-charge Ashok Singh Parihar. Both the victims -- Nikhil Parte and Vanshideep Dubey -- are Class 8th students. Like any usual day, both had gone to the school and were supposed to return home by 2 pm. When they did not reach their respective houses, worried parents enquired from the school management which had no clue about the students. The parents searched for their wards but to no avail. Eventually they , reached police station and lodged complaints. Nikhil’s father Uttam Singh Parte of Piplani told police that his son goes to school in a bus. “He was supposed to return from the same bus but he did not,” he said. Ashoka Garden based Nilesh Dubey said that a van drops Vanshideep back from school to home every day “On Wednesday the van . , driver did not drop Vanshideep. I searched my son at every possible location but to no avail,” he said. SC seeks details of Rafale deal decision making process new Delhi The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government to disclose details of the decision making process for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets in a fly-away condition from France's Dassault Aviation. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice K.M. Joseph clarified that the information sought was not related to pricing or suitability of the jets. The information should be furnished in a sealed cover and reach the court by October 29 -- the next date of hearing, the bench said. The court also made it clear that it was not issuing notice to the respondents. The court sought information from the government as Attorney General K.K. Venugopal said the purchase of the French fighter aircraft concerned the national security and described the petition as a "political interest litigation" which had been filed when the government and opposition were locked in severe political fight. Urging the court not to entertain the plea as the purchase of Rafale aircraft was not judicially reviewable, Attorney General said: "It is not a PIL but a 'political Interest Litigation' coming on the eve of elections to state assemblies of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram." The AG told the court that answers to the ques- A bench of chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice K.M. Joseph clarified that the information sought was not related to pricing or suitability of the jets infoRMAtion should be furnished in a sealed cover and reach the court by october 29 -- the next date of hearing It is not a PIL but a 'political Interest Litigation' coming on the eve of elections to state assemblies of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram n AG tions in Parliament were being selectively quoted to file the PIL which were politically coloured. In response to a query from Chief Justice Gogoi, "if we ask you to give details minus technical details", the AG said that this could not be shown to anyone given the national security and other issues of defence involved in it. Addressing the court, PIL petitioner advocate M.L. Sharma referred to the pricing of the aircraft that had been quoted at different points of time before different forums to drive the point that price being paid by India was high. Cops can’t enter GODDESS ARRIVES ON THE FIRST DAY OF NAVRATI. IT’S NOW GARBA TIME Puri’s Jagannath temple with guns, shoes, says SC new Delhi The Supreme Court said Wednesday that no policeman should enter the Jagannath temple at Puri "with weapons and shoes" after the issue was brought to its notice following the October 3 violence at the famous shrine. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta took note of the violence which took place during a protest against the introduction of queue system for devotees at the temple. A lawyer, representing an organisation which has filed an application for intervention in the matter, alleged in the apex court that during the violence, policemen had entered the temple with guns and boots on. "Last time, in Golden Temple, the Army had entered. We know that," the counsel said. To this, the bench said, "Do not compare it with Golden temple." In June 1984, Indian Army had carried out operation Blue Star, ordered by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, to remove religious extremist leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his armed followers from the Golden temple complex. Cost of climate-linked disasters soars: UN agencieS Geneva GLAM Thought for the day makes it clear that economic losses from extreme weather events are unsustainable and a major brake on eradicating poverty in hazard exposed parts of the world," the UN secretary general's special representative for disaster reduction, Mami Mizutori, said in a statement. UNISDR counted the number of climate-related disasters between 19982017 at more than 6,600, with storms and floods the most common events. Amid rising incidence of crime against young girls and women, a girl welcomes Goddess with folded hands and seeks her blessings for a prosperous future Photo: AnAnd Shivre RAM VAN GAMAN PATH YATRA A POLL CODE VIOLATION Chariot seized on BJP’s complaint; will move EC, says Cong OUR StaFF RePORteR Bhopal Ram Van Gaman Path Yatra of the Congress has hit poll code roadblock in MP. Late on Tuesday evening, the chariot was seized and convener booked for poll code violation in Dindori. However, distancing itself from the event, the Congress said "It's not our Yatra." Following BJP complaint alleging violation of model code, the administration in Dindori district stopped the yatra, before seizing its chariot and escort vehicle. A case of poll code violation was also registered by local administration against Yatra's convener and Congress leader Harishankar Shukla after finding poll code violations allegations prima facie correct. Contd. on P10 ‘BJP uses Rama to cling to power, but jails His followers’ ongress state media president said, congress Yatra. coza of the"it's not aLanka DhamSobha trustee 'Purana Ashram' harishankar Shukla is taking out the Yatra". She claimed that the incident has brought bJP's dual face to fore. While the party wants to remain in power by using the name of Rama, the real followers of the Lord are being sent to jail on its workers' complaint." She said that the party would file a complaint with the eci in this regard. chief electoral officer VL Kantharao said, "today morning we came to know from newspaper and the detailed report has been sought from Dindori collector". Pope says abortion is like hiring ‘contract killer’ Vatican city Pope Francis on Wednesday compared having an abortion to hiring a "contract killer". "Interrupting a pregnancy is like eliminating someone," Francis said in an address to worshippers in the Vatican. "Getting rid of a human being is like resorting to a contract killer to solve a problem," he added. "Is it just to resort to a contract killer to solve a problem?" His comments departed from the prepared text for his homily delivered during his weekly audience on Saint Peter's Square. In his address, the Argentine pontiff complained of a "depreciation of human life". He cited wars, exploitation and what he called a culture of wastefulness, as well as abortion. "How can an act that suppresses innocent life be therapeutic, civil or even human?" he asked. Francis this year opposed a bill that would have legalized abortion in Argentina. In August a lay campaign group said thousands of Argentine Catholics had renounced their membership of the church to protest against his opposition to the bill.