r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 Sunrise: 06: 21 Sunset: 06: 05 HUMIDITY Morning : 61 Evening : 20 RNI No. 38281/83 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 35.5 C.19.1 C. HINDU-MUSLIM SEGREGATION OF STUDENTS IN SCHOOL FAMILIES IN FIGHTS VOL. XXXVI NO. 124 | INDORE INDORE | THURSDAY | OCTOBER 11, 2018 | PAGES 14 | ` 3 NATION In general, principles should not be compromised. Master Choa Kok Sui EDIT AKBAR WAS NOT GREAT, AFTER ALL BADSHAH OF MUCK? His eyes fell on me and the nightmare began Journalist Ghazala Wahab On Wednesday, journalist Ghazala Wahab shared her skirmishes with Akbar in an article for Wire. In The her article, Wahab wrote that during her initial years at The Asian Age, she took the office culture in her stride — Akbar flirting with young sub-editors, his brazen favouritism and his raunchy jokes. Then, his eyes fell on her in the third year at the newspaper. ‘‘And my nightmare began,’’ she writes. She goes on to recount Akbar’s persistence in trying to inflict himself on her in his cabin at office, the emotional ploys he adopted when he realised his physical advances would not work. She recounts one such episode: “I stumbled in sheer fright while struggling to get to my feet. He ran his hands from my breast to my hips. I tried pushing his hands away, but they were plastered on my waist, his thumbs rubbing the sides of my breasts,” Wazab said. After the rebuff, I became His genius was excuse for playing the predator invisible in the office Editor of NewCrop Shutapa Paul Founder-Editor of NewCrop Shutapa Paul is the other person to expose the seamy side of Akbar's advances and repeated invitations to his hotel room. "MJ Akbar told me how journalists working together often 'grew close' and things could happen between them. He told me I should accompany him on his foreign visits," Paul wrote, as she shared multiple instances of Akbar's misconduct while they worked at India Today how she learned to avoid his and suggestions for late evening "meetings" at hotel rooms. She wrote that after rebuffing him multiple times, she "became completely invisible in the organisation". "From a reporter who was doing impactful stories, I was relegated to being nobody," she said, adding that she was left with no choice but to quit India Today. AMYRA HAS FACED HARASSMENT www.freepressjournal.in Senior journalist Saba Naqvi In an article in DailyO, senior journalist Saba Naqvi has recounted the harassment she faced at her workplace at the hands of a certain editor who shares his name with a “Grand Mughal Emperor”. Naqvi clarifies that the man never laid a hand on her, but ‘‘every now and then, I was summoned to his office for meaningless chatter when he spoke to my chest (I was onto him by then).’’ At one point, it seemed he would lunge, when the door opened and a secretary walked in, recounts the journalist. Saba dubs him a predator, who had a high success rate in pinning down his prey. She refers to him as a Badshah for whom genius and talent was an excuse for his behaviour as a predator. Having conquered journalism he went on to politics and no one remembers the journalism any more, she writes in her article. 5 minor siblings ‘drown’ in open well at Barwani GLAM THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Three Kashmiri students held in Punjab with AK, explosives; were planning attacks AGENCIES Chandigarh/Jalandhar In a joint operation, the Punjab Police and Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday busted a terror module in Punjab's Jalandhar city with the arrest of three Kashmiri students linked to Kashmiri terror outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH). The police recovered an AK-47 assault rifle and explosives from them. The module also had links with the Pakistan-based international terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), the police said. Senior Punjab Police officials, who were privy to the interrogation of the arrested Kashmiri students, said the module was planning terrorist activities in Punjab or Delhi during the forthcoming festive season (Dusshera-Diwali), Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Suresh Arora said in Chandigarh that the students were nabbed from the hostel of CT Institute of Engineering Management and Technology, located in Shahpur on the outskirts of Jalandhar city . The joint team, which conducted a raid at the hostel early on Wednesday morning, also recovered two weapons, including an assault rifle as well as explosives from the hostel room of B. Tech (Civil) Student of second semester Zahid Gulzar of Rajpora. ANOTHER FRENCH FOR DASSAULT, IT WAS 'MANDATORY' TO SIGN ANIL AMBANI’S FIRM BOMBSHELL FP NEWS SERVICE Paris French publication ‘Mediapart’ on Wednesday dropped another bombshell. It claims to have accessed an internal report of Dassault Aviation which shows that choice of Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence as the offset partner in India was mandatory under the Rafale deal. The government has been maintaining thus far that it had no role in selection of RDL by Dassault Aviation. The big bang disclosure comes just a day ahead of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s 3-day visit to France, during which she was to discuss the big budget purchase of Rafale jets. The article uses the French word 'contrepartie' to describe Reliance, which was being made the offset partner, which when translated into English, means "counterpart". So, the fine print said it was ‘imperative and mandatory’, for Reliance to win the contract.” The disclosure contradicts the stand taken by the French aerospace major recently when it said that the decision to partner with Reliance Defence for the Rafale deal was its own. Dassault was then responding to former French President Francois Hollande’s claim that the Indian government pro- Why PM did not seek CCEA nod GNEW DELHI: Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday confirmed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not have the approval from the Cabinet Committee on Security when he said India would procure 36 Rafale fighter jets during his visit to France in April, 2015. an In interview with CNNNews18, Sitharaman said what the PM had made was only an expression of interest to negotiate a deal for the Rafale jets and this did not require an approval by the CCS. Give details of the deal: SC NEW DELHI: Without issuing a notice to the Centre, the Supreme Court on Wednesday sought from it the details of the two Rafale deals, one negotiated by the UPA and another by the Modi government, in a sealed cover by October 29, fixing the next hearing on October 31. posed Reliance Defence as the partner in the Rs. 58,000 crore deal and France did not have a choice. GODDESS ARRIVES ON THE FIRST DAY OF NAVRATI. IT’S NOW GARBA TIME MP SHOCKER: Boys aged between 18 months & 9 yrs KAPILESH SHARMA Sendhwa News Brief 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. 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. When contacted Sendhwa 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 Open well in Chikali village where bodies of five siblings were found floating on Wednesday morning 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, 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 shifted 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. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Tharoor FP NEWS SERVICE Mumbai It's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Even though the sound of it Is something quite atrocious If you say it loud enough You'll always sound precocious Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! S urely, this Mary Poppins number must have been the lullaby that lulled the infant Shashi Tharoor to sleep. How else could one explain the mile-long word the Congress MP used on Wednesday to announce his latest book, ‘The Paradoxical Prime Minister’, on Twitter? He described his latest book on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “more than just a 400-page exercise in floccinaucinihilipilification”. Before readers make a scramble to their dictionaries online or offline, according to the Oxford dictionary, it is a rarely used word which means: The action or habit of estimating something as worthless. Twitterati had a tongue-twisting good time, mulling over Tharoor’s latest verbal missile: Floccinaucinihilipilification. ‘Shashi Tharoor is the only guy who can make autocorrect behave,’ observed one. ‘Oxford Dictionary is raising a #MeToo case against Shashi Tharoor’, said another. ‘I am wondering what Shashi Tharoor's Siri is like. Does she ask Shashi the meanings of words instead of it being the other way round?’ wondered yet another. ‘PM's characterisation needing too long a word like 'flauccinaucinihilipilification' (sic) does not seem appropriately to have been used by Mr. Shashi Tharoor to make common masses understand something uncommon about PM, rather might have been used to promote sales of oxford Dictionary,’ rambled another. The word, was most recently used six years ago, by Tharoor’s English counterpart, in British parliament. More recently, the erudite MP had introduced us to epicaricacy, when he had tweeted: Staying off @Twitter for a while -- one encounters too much epicaricacy! Which, incidentally means deriving joy from the misfortune of others. 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.