r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 Sunrise: 06: 30 Sunset: 05: 51 HUMIDITY Morning : 60 Evening : 29 RNI No. 38281/83 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 30.5 C.16.2 C. MATURITY MISSING ON BOTH SIDES A SPACE OF ONE’S OWN! Want Rafale price info: SC www.freepressjournal.in EDIT GLAM IF PRICING IS EXCLUSIVE and you are not sharing it with court, please file an affidavit and say so AGENCIES New Delhi News Brief China alerts again on possible flood NEW DELHI: For the second time in a fortnight, China has alerted India of a possible flood-like situation in the Brahmaputra river in Arunachal Pradesh after a landslide blocked water upstream in Tibet, a senior Water Resources Ministry official said on Wednesday. No urgent hearing on Sabarimala: SC NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined early hearing on petitions seeking review of its September 28 verdict allowing women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, and said they have been already listed for hearing. #MeToo: Akbar records statement NEW DELHI: Former Union minister M J Akbar, who has filed a criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani, told a Delhi court on Wednesday that an "immediate damage" has been caused to him due to the "scurrilous", concocted and false allegations of sexual misconduct levelled against him. Tharoor sends legal notice to law min NEW DELHI: Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor has sent a legal notice to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad who, on October 29, called the Congress MP an 'accused in a murder case'. Prasad had commented on Tharoor when he demanded an apology from him for comparing PM Modi with a scorpion sitting on a Shiv Linga. Kher resigns as FTII chairperson NEW DELHI: Actor Anupam Kher has resigned as chairperson of the Film and Television Institute of India, citing commitments to an international TV show for which he has to be stationed in the US for long periods of time over the next three years. The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to place before it in a sealed cover within 10 days the pricing details of 36 Rafale fighter jets India is buying from France. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also said that details, including the steps in the decision making process for the procurement of jets, which could “legitimately” be brought into public domain, be made available to the parties who have filed petitions before it in the matter. After the court dictated the order, Attorney General K K Venugopal told the bench that pricing details ON CBI PROBE hat have to wait," Tsaidyou will on theofrequest Chief Justice India Ranjan Gogoi, for a CBI inquiry into the Rs. 59,000 crore deal between India and France. “Let CBI put its house in order first,” Justice Gogoi remarked. ‘BOAT OF CORRUPTION WILL NO LONGER SAIL’ ON AAP MP’S PLEA FOR SIT truth of Rafale. The corruption-loaded BJP government can no longer remain investigation free, the accused can no longer run away from a JPC (joint parliamentary committee)," Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told reporters supervision to probe the Rafale deal. "What is his (Sanjay Singh) interest? We do not have to entertain so many petitions," the bench said.When lawyer said Sanjay Singh knows the price, the bench said, "You keep it to yourself. You are one of the fortunate who know the price". of corruption" will dvocate appearing The Modithegovernment's "boatwantson Wednesday, setting up Singh,specialheinvestigation team underAAP MP no longer sail, the Congress said ASanjay ofDheeraj Kumar Singh, filed a pleafor the court's said has also seeking “because Supreme Courts to know the an of these jets were not even shared with Parliament. The bench, which also comprised Justices U U Lalit and K M Joseph, told the Attorney General that if the pricing detail was "exclusive" and it could not be shared with the court then the Centre should file an affidavit in this regard and say so. "If pricing is something exclusive and you are not sharing it with us, please FM overreach drives RBI Governor to brink FP NEWS SERVICE New Delhi A key appointee of the Modi government – RBI governor Urjit Patel – was in the news AGENCIES New Delhi All states except Delhi and neighbouring areas can use existing stocks of firecrackers this Diwali, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday. Delhi and neighbouring areas will have to stick to “green crackers” to keep the pollution levels in check. The top court also allowed southern states and Puducherry to burst crackers for two hours in the day, between 4:30 and 6:30 am, during festivals. The Supreme Court modified its last week’s order that restricted the use of “safe and green” firecrackers from 8 pm to 10 pm on Diwali to tackle air pollution. The directions on the ban on sale of firecrackers through ecommerce websites will apply CVC may summon CBI dir Verma, spl dir Asthana New Delhi: The CVC might summon CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana to record their statements as part of an inquiry being conducted on the Supreme Court's direction, according to the graft watchdog's chief K V Chowdary . The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) initiated the probe following a complaint of corruption against Verma. The commission has got most of the files related to the cases, in whose probe, the charges of alleged interference by Verma came up, Chowdary told reporters Wednesday on the sidelines of an event here. "We have got most of the files. We are in process of getting some files from the CBI. Nothing much can be said now as the matter is sub judice," he said. When asked by PTI, whether the CVC plans to call Verma and Asthana to record their statements, Chowdary said that "as of now we are examining the documents and if there the need arises, then all concerned would be called in". across the country, the court said. The Tamil Nadu government on Monday urged the Supreme Court to allow bursting of firecrackers on Diwali or Deepavali morning as per religious practices in the state, besides the already permitted period between 8 pm to 10 pm. The petition had said the state should be given permission between 4.30 am to 6.30 am as well. Tamil Nadu will celebrate Deepavali on November 6. According to the petition, each state or sect has a separate set of beliefs and traditions as far as Deepavali celebrations are concerned and the top court's restriction would amount to "rejecting the people with their due religious rights and would subject the people of the state into much hardship." The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday told a Delhi court that custodial interrogation of former Union minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram was necessary in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case to unravel the truth as he was evasive and non-cooperative in the probe. The ED opposed his anticipatory bail saying that from the conduct of Chidambaram, who is a "highly influential and well connected individual", there was a serious apprehension of his in- GOYAL’S DIWALI GIFT Rlys takes on airlines by offering discounts AGENCIES New Delhi To give airlines a run for their money, the Indian Railways plans to lure more passengers by revoking the flexi-fare scheme in some trains and offering discounts in others. The move comes at the start of the festive season when the airlines are full due to discount schemes. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal described the move as a "gift to passengers" during the festive season. "As a gift to passengers this festive season, railways has decided to reduce flexifares from 1.5 to 1.4 times the base ticket fare, and to completely remove flexi-fares from trains with less than 50 per cent occupancy Goyal ," said in a series of tweets. "Win-Win Situation: The reduction of Flexi Fares is going to benefit both the passengers who can now avail of tickets at cheaper rates. He has not been cooperating with us in the probe and hence making it difficult to complete the investigation in a time bound manner as directed by the SC AGENCIES New Delhi FLEXI FARES CUT FLEXI FARES from 1.5 to 1.4 times base ticket fare in 101 trains GRADED DISCOUNTS in fares for all classes of current flexi-Fare trains DISCOUNT OF up to 20% in fares of premium trains with occupancy of 70% DISCOUNT OF up to 10% in trains which have a booking rate of 70-80%. NO DISCOUNT on fares of premium trains with occupancy rate of over 80% FLEXI-FARE completely scrapped from 13 Shatabdis Express and two Durantos. TO DISCONTINUE flexi-fare in a predefined lean period of three months in 18 Shatabdi Express, five Rajdhani Express and nine Duranto Express trains The railways will see a surge in demand and occupancy the minister said. It ," also reduced flexi fares from 1.5 to 1.4 times the base ticket fare in 101 trains, the Railway Minister said. ED TO COURT fluencing the witnesses and tampering with evidence pertaining in the case. The agency sought custodial interrogation of Chidambaram on the ground that he has not been cooperating with it in the probe and hence making it difficult complete the investigation in Tracking devices, emergency buttons must for public transport vehicles NEW DELHI Vehicle location tracking devices and emergency buttons have been made mandatory for all new public transport vehicles registered on or after January 1, 2019, the government said Wednesday . The move has been taken to ensure safety of passengers, especially women. "All new public service vehicles except auto rickshaws and eRickshaws, registered on and after January 1, 2019, will have to be equipped with Vehicle Location Tracking (VLT) with emergency buttons," the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement. It said that fixing of VLT and emergency buttons have been made mandatory via notification. "The VLT device manufacturers would assist in providing the back end services for monitoring. This regulation is being brought in to ensure safety of passengers especially women," the ministry said. AGENCIES Seoul Prime Minister @narendramodi of India sent me some gorgeous garments. These are modernized versions of traditional Indian costume, known as the ‘Modi Vest’, that can also be worn easily in Korea. They fit perfectly. @moonriver365 that it can be worn with ease in South Korea too," Moon said in the message cited by Yonhap news agency. "During my visit to India, I told Prime Minister Modi that what he was wearing looked great and he sent me some exactly my size. I thank him for his great kindness." Moon made a state visit to India in July . In the message, Moon also congratulated Modi on his selection as winner of this year's Seoul Peace Prize in recognition of his contribution to world peace through his economic vision. Moon said he was impressed by the Korean language thank you message that Modi sent via Twitter after being selected as the prize winner. NEHRU OR MODI JACKET t’s really nice our Isend these butofcouldPM to he not have sent them without changing the name? All my life I’ve known these jackets as Nehru jackets & now I find these ones have been labelled “Modi Jacket”. Clearly nothing existed in India before 2014. @OmarAbdullah here's another takeover of the Congress legacy: Now the Nehru jacket is known as the Modi jacket. @RizviUzair T a time bound manner as directed by the Supreme Court. The agency, which filed its response to the anticipatory bail plea of Chidambaram, said that he has remained evasive and therefore grant of pre-arrest bail at this stage would be highly detrimental to the investigation. RBI Act, which empowers the government to issue directions to the Reserve Bank in “public interest” and ride roughshod over the institution. An extreme step, it has FM TWEAKS ITS STAND o spike the TUrjit’s exit –buzz about with punters having a field day accepting bets – the finance ministry felt obliged to put out a statement saying that such consultations with the RBI took place from time to time as both sides "have to be guided by public interest and the requirements of the Indian economy." AIRCEL-MAXIS MONEY LAUNDERING CASE: ED TELLS COURT All states except Delhi can use ‘PC not cooperating, want existing crackers on Diwali: SC custodial interrogation’ Moon thanks PM for sending him 'Modi jackets' South Korean President Moon Jae-in expressed his thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday for sending him some "Modi jackets", a vest-like sleeveless jacket the leader usually dons. Moon uploaded photos of him wearing the jackets in a Twitter posting, saying they "fit great". "This is a Modi jacket modified from a traditional Indian outfit so file an affidavit and say so," the bench told Venugopal in its oral observations. The bench made it clear that at this stage, details which might be considered to be "strategic and confidential" by the government be placed before the court and might not be given to the advocates appearing for the petitioners. The court noted in its order that pursuant to its October 10 direction, the government has placed before it in a sealed cover a note giving the "details of the steps in the decision making process leading to the award of 36 Rafale jetfighters/fighter aircrafts". "At this stage, we would not like to record any finding or views with regard to the contents of the said report. Govt bid to usurp powers under Section 7 raises spectre of Urjit Patel’s resignation; belated damage control as ministry puts out conciliatory statement on Wednesday for all the wrong reasons. The buzz was that he had either submitted his resignation, or is likely to do so in the near future. There were reports of damage control by the government, which put out a reconciliatory statement, but it was unclear whether the festering row has blown over or not. At the heart of this speculation was Section 7 of the never been invoked in the history of the central bank. Even more important, Section 7 (2) gives the government powers to side line the Governor and entrust the running of the RBI to its Central Board, which has government nominees as independent directors. Once the section is invoked, the board exercises all powers that are otherwise exercised by the bank. CONTD. ON P10 The RBI Governor should work in sync with the government or otherwise he can resign, the RSSaffiliated Swadeshi Jagran Manch said on Wednesday. The SJM also said that Dy Governors as well as RBI office bearers should restrain from speaking in the public about any disagreements with the government. Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha told a TV channel that if RBI governor has any selfrespect, then he should resign. He also said that Arun Jaitley has ruined the economy and the institution. Sinha said, "I would only say that this [invoking Section 7] is unprecedented". WORK IN SYNC OR QUIT: RSS WING VOICES Master Choa Kok Sui ‘MUMMY, I LOVE YOU. I MAY BE KILLED’ VOL. XXXVI NO. 145 | INDORE INDORE | THURSDAY | NOVEMBER 1, 2018 | PAGES 14 | ` 3 NATION THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Think twice before you open your mouth. Words are like bullets. They are loaded with "emotional gunpowder." What comes out of your mind and your mouth is more important than what goes in. RESIGN IF YOU HAVE ANY SELF-RESPECT STATUE OF UNITY: 182-METRE STATUE OF SARDAR PATEL AND THE POLITICS... You tell me, is it a crime to remember our national heroes? n PM Modi Ironic that statue of Sardar Patel is being inaugurated, but every institution he helped build is being n Rahul Gandhi destroyed Why is there such a big statue for a disciple of Gandhiji in the country where there is no statue of that size for the Mahatma n Shashi Tharoor The BJP, the RSS need to apologise for terming the statues installed by the then BSP government to honour icons like Baba Saheb Ambedkar and others as wasteful expenditure n Mayawati A view of Statue of Unity, in Kevadia colony of Narmada district on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 143rd birth anniversary WORLD BANK REPORT 2019 India jumps 23 spots in ease of doing biz, ranks 77 AGENCIES New Delhi India has shot up by 23 spots to reach the 77th position among 190 nations in World Bank's Ease of Doing Business ranking. The advance the second big jump in a row - marks a huge step forward in Narendra Modi government's efforts to ease processes, project a business-friendly environment, and draw in foreign investment. Last year, India progressed 30 positions to reach the top 100. When the NDA government came to power in 2014, India stood 142nd in World Bank's "Doing Business" list. "We have made progress in leaps and bounds, probably the most significant in the history of Ease of Doing Business," Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, underscoring that to make significant progress, one has to "literally crack the code" and work on the bottlenecks. The latest jump comes in an election year, as the government is under opposition attack for what it calls the "failure" of PM Modi's "Make in India" initiative. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has consistently attacked the government, saying instead of Make in India, "Everything is made in China". In its annual 'Doing Business' 2019 report, the World Bank said India has im- T proved on six of the 10 parameters on starting and doing business in a country. The checklist includes ease of starting a business, construction permits, getting electricity, getting credit, paying taxes, trade across borders, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency, reported news agency Press Trust of India. The consistent progress has paced India among the "top 10 improvers" for the second consecutive year, said the Secretary of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. SEPT CORE INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT EASES TO 4.3% he output of India's eight major industries slowed in September to 4.3 per cent, official data showed on Wednesday.According to the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, the Index of Eight Core Industries (ECI) had risen by 4.7 per cent in August and 4.7 per cent in September 2017.