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. Richa doesn’t RBI-Govt truce& World Bank pat like it... SC now INFIGHTING IN MPCC DELAYS RELEASE OF CANDIDATES’ LIST open for all, CJ offers guided tour AGENCIES Rahul confused, New Delhi Patel, Moily & Gehlot asked to pacify warring factions Cong defused: BJP Controversy over Spandana’s ‘bird-dropping’ tweet on Modi VOL. XXXVI NO. 146 | INDORE INDORE | FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 2, 2018 | PAGES 14 | ` 3 NATION Rational practical knowledge to self is the basis for all human relationships. www.freepressjournal.in EDIT Diggi-Scindia clash before RaGa Brahma Kumaris R OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL Congress president Rahul Gandhi got first-hand experience of infighting in party’s MP unit as former CM Digvijaya Singh and MP Jyotiraditya Scindia clashed over names of a few candidates in the central election committee meeting late on Wednesday night. The squabble between the two party heavyweights from MP forced Gandhi to ask senior party leaders Ahmed Patel, M Veerappa Moily and Ashok Gehlot to sit with the "warring" leaders and resolve the differences. The meeting that continued till 4am on Thursday remained inconclusive as no decision could be taken on candidates for 40 seats. The party claims that 190 other candidates have already been finalized. The party is now expected to announce the list on Friday . Sources said that differences between the two leaders came to fore over selection of a few candidates. While Scindia wanted leaders expelled for anti-party activities during 2013 elections and later be welcomed back and even fielded in upcoming election, Digvijaya was opposed to the idea. In fact, he claimed that such a move would depress party leaders and workers. “It will harm party’s prospects in the election,” he claimed. CONTD. ON P10 Pather Panchali finds spot in BBC’s 100 best foreign language films LONDON: According to the BBC's list of the 100 best foreign language films, only one Indian film could find the spot. Satyajit Ray's 1955 film Pather Panchali made it to number 15 in the list. BBC Culture polled 209 critics in 43 countries to find the best in world cinema. It recently unveiled the list, and Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, a Japanese epic, made it to the number one spot in the list. The list features 100 films from 67 different directors, from 24 countries, and in 19 languages. “27 of the highestrated films were in French, followed by 12 in Mandarin, and 11 each in Italian and Japanese,” according to the BBC. However, only one Indian film, Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali, has made it to the list at number 15. The movie was released in the year 1955. “One statistic we noted was that a quarter of the films on our list were East Asian: that is, 25 of them were made in Japan (11), China (6), Taiwan (4), Hong Kong (3) or South Korea (1). And the winning film, Seven Samurai, by the Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, was loved by critics everywhere – everywhere, that is, except for Japan. Naidu lobbies for ‘Modi vs All’ polls Holds talks with Rahul, Pawar, Abdullah FP NEWS SERVICE New Delhi News Brief Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu (68), whose Telugu Desam Party was part of the ruling National Democratic Alliance until February on , Thursday intensified his efforts to forge a national opposition front to take on Narendra Modi and the NDA in the Lok Sabha elections in AprilMay . He carved a place for himself in coalition politics on the national stage two decades ago and was twice the convener of the grand opposition alliance – in 1995 and again in 1998. On Thursday he was forth, right in declaring Congress President Rahul Gandhi as the leader of the united front. In his second visit to the capital within a week, Naidu held parleys with Nationalist Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar and National Conference chairman Dr Farooq Abdullah and jointly addressed a press conference. Later in the evening, he met Congress President Rahul Gandhi, with a call to all non-BJP parties to unite and "save both democracy and the country ." Addressing the media along with Naidu, Rahul said: "We are coming together to work together to defend Indian democracy and our institutions. All other issues are secondary ." CONTD. ON P10 IIM-Indore row over director selection INDORE: Stoking a potential controversy, IIM-Indore board has selected Prof Himanshu Rai, a less experienced professor from IIM Lucknow as its new director. He will succeed Prof Rishikesha T Krishnan whose term ends on Dec 31. “Board of Governors on Wednesday deliberated over four names shortlisted by a search-cum-selection committee and selected Rai for the job,” a reliable source said. sources claimed that Rai's selection was done unanimously. P5 Rahul Gandhi along with Andhra CM Naidu addresses the media outside his residence at Tughlak Road in New Delhi on Thursday Police seize 6 kg gold, arrest three SHRENIK BATHIA Badnawar In a major catch, Kanwan police on Thursday apprehended three persons with 6kg gold and 750 gram silver jewellery . The team recovered precious metals from a SUV near Baroli toll booth on Lebad-Nayagaon 4-lane road. Police intercepted the SUV and recovered gold ASSAM NRC SC allows 5 more IDs for filing claims AGENCIES New Delhi The Supreme Court on Thursday permitted five additional identity documents, including ration card, NRC 1951, refugee registration card and electoral rolls prior to 1971, for filing claims and objections over non-inclusion in the final draft NRC for Assam. Permitting these five identity documents, the bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman said the fear of an ineligible person getting into the NRC cannot be a ground for exclusion of genuine citizens.Relying on five identity documents for filing claims and objections was objected to by state coordinator of NRC Prateek Hajela, expressing apprehension of misuse. The court directed Hajela to undertake vigorous verification of the five documents that would be relied upon to file claims for inclusion in and objection to exclusion from the final draft NRC.The court on Thursday permitted the reliance on five more documents taking note of the position taken by the Assam government and the Centre and other stakeholders. Earlier, the SC had permitted 10 identity documents for filing claims and objections for inclusion in or exclusion in NRC. Indian satellite helps find Black Hole that spins near max possible rate MUMBAI Scientists using data from India's first dedicated astronomy satellite, AstroSat, and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have found that a black hole in the binary star system 4U 163047 spins close to the maximum possible rate. Relatively smaller black holes are exotic end states of massive stellar cores, said astronomers led by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai. The gravity of such a collapsing core is so strong that its entire mass is crushed into a point, according to the research accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal. This point, however, cannot be di- rectly seen, because nothing, not even light, can escape from a region around it, thus justifying the name of the object. Surprisingly, astronomical black holes are the simplest known objects in the universe, because they can be fully characterised by only two properties, mass and spin rate. Therefore, ahul Gandhi is 'confused', and the Congress under him is 'defused', the BJP said on Thursday amid reports that the party was witnessing intense infighting over ticket distribution for the upcoming MP Assembly polls. "Rahul is a confused president and under a confused President, the Congress is defused. The kind of infighting within the Congress...Digvijaya Singh (former CM) takes on Jyotiraditya Scindia (MP) openly and that too in front of Rahul," BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said at a press conference here. measurements of these two properties are uniquely important to probe some extreme aspects of the universe, and the fundamental physics related to them, researchers said. "The scientific measurement of the spin rate of the black hole, an extremely exotic but the simplest object of the universe, comes out to be close to the maximum possible value," Sudip Bhattacharyya, Associate Professor at TIFR told news agency PTI. "This is generally very important to probe some extreme aspects of the universe, and the fundamental physics (for example, the theory of gravitation) related to them," said Bhattacharyya, who is the Principal Investigator of the AstroSat Soft X-ray Telescope. and silver. Police took metal into their custody and brought the SUV and three persons to the police station to investigate the source and delivery point of metal. Police station in-charage KS Gehlot informed senior officials Additional SP Sachin Sharma, Sub divisional magistrate Pratap Singh Chouhan as well as the income tax officials. GLAM THOUGHT FOR THE DAY For the first time, the Supreme Court of India has been opened to the public. People can now visit the court as tourists and take a guided tour. According to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, this is aimed at providing people some exposure to the working of the Supreme Court, even if it is an a limited way . “This is an experiment. Limited exposure of court should be opened up in a limited way,” Chief Justice Gogoi said. As of now, only litigants, lawyers and their staff and journalists are allowed inside the Supreme Court. Entry for others was restricted through an entry pass or an electronic access card. The top court's premises will open to the public through a guided tour from 10 am to 1 pm every Saturday, except on public holidays. The visitors will have to book their entry on the Supreme Court website. An official of the court will accompany the visitors, take them to courtrooms, inform them about the historical importance of the building and tell them about the cases being heard. The visitors will also be shown a short film on the Supreme Court and the excursion will end with a visit to the museum in the top court's premises. INDIA WIN SERIES HC orders status quo on Asthana till Nov 14 NEW DELHI The Delhi High Court on Thursday extended till November 14 its order directing the CBI to maintain status quo on proceedings against Special Director Rakesh Asthana, allegedly involved in a bribery case even as the agency said that the complaint against him and others "clearly discloses the cognisable offences". "The interim order to continue till the next date of hearing, that is, November 14," said Justice Najmi Waziri before whom the CBI opposed Asthana's plea seek- ing quashing of the FIR, stating that there was incriminating material against the special director in the case, the investigation of which was at the nascent stage. In reply to the petitions by Asthana and Deputy SP Devender Kumar who was on Wednesday granted bail by a trial court, the CBI said it was "handicapped" in its probe against them as the case files and documents have been sent to the CVC for scrutiny following the Supreme Court's order directing the vigilance body to complete an inquiry against CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma by November 12.