SINCE 1928 MAGNIFICENT MARY ASSURED OF MEDAL IN BOXING WORLD Pg 19 A WELCOME DRAW REG. NO. MCS/048/2018-20; RNI NO. 1541/1957 M.P.C.S office Mumbai-400001 Fast News BJP MAN BEATS UP ULHASNAGAR AMC NArENDrA GUPTA / THANE: The Assistant Municipal Commissioner of the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation, Vijay Manglani, was allegedly assaulted and abused by Kapil Adsul, the secretary of the BJP, Ulhasnagar unit, on Monday. Manglani was supervising the demolition of an illegal shop, which was being built by a BJP leader who enjoys Adsul’s backing. The police said a case has been registered at Ulhasnagar Central police station against three people and Adsul’s 10 associates. The additional municipal commissioner was visiting the spot along with other officers to oversee the demolition of the shop on Monday when he was attacked. Manglani is the head of ward one of Ulhasnagar and had ordered the demolition of the shop. Adsul had allegedly tried to interrupt the work being carried out by the civic staff. MOTHER NAME WILL DO, NOW NEW DELHI: The Income Tax Department on Tuesday said quoting of father's name in PAN application forms will not be mandatory in cases where mother of the applicant is a single parent. The Central Board of Direct Taxes through a notification has amended the income tax rules and said the forms would give an option to the applicant as to whether the mother is a single parent and the applicant wishes to furnish the name of mother only. Currently, furnishing father's name is mandatory for the allotment of Permanent Account Number. The new rules would come into effect from December 5. DEATH FOR CONVICT IN 1984 RIOTS CASE NEW DELHI: One of the two attackers convicted killing of two men during the anti-Sikh riots in 1984 has been sentenced to death by a Delhi court. The other convict will spend life in prison, the court said. Naresh Sherawat, 68, and 55-year-old Yashpal Singh were convicted of killing the two men in south Delhi's Mahipalpur. They have also been fined 35 lakh each. Rs. Yashpal Singh's death punishment in the anti-Sikh riots is the first since 1996 when Kishori Lal, a butcher, was sentenced to death in at least five cases by lower courts. The Supreme Court later commuted it to life term. KOHLI WILL GIVE IT BACK, IF NEED BE BrISBANE: India captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday said his team has never been the one to start "anything" but will stand up for itself if the line is crossed by the opposition, while defining aggression ahead of the muchanticipated Australia tour's opening game. India and Australia will clash in the first T20 International of the threematch series here at the Gabba on Wednesday. T20 MATCH TODAY INDIA vS AUSTrALIA: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Ten 3 & Ten3 HD at 1.20pm (IST) TAILPIECE 112 LUXURY CARS FOR KUMBH 2019 T he Yogi Adityanath-led government does not cut corners when it comes to religion. So, it was no surprise when a cabinet meeting on Tuesday approved purchase of 112 luxury vehicles at a whopping rs 25 crore ahead of Kumbh-2019. As per information available with CNN IBN, some of the vehicles will be bought in lieu of nonworking vehicles which will entail a cost of just rs 2.46 crore, but most will be bought on overwhelming security considerations. `2 EDIT WEATHER 340C. 240C. Sunrise: 06:49 am Sunset: 05:56 pm JOINED FILM INDUSTRY FOR MONEY: AKSHAY KUMAR Pg 16 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Vol. 62 No. 175 | WEDNESDAY | NOVEMBER 21, 2018 | 20 Pages EDITIONS: MUMBAI*, PUNE, INDORE, BHOPAL www.freepressjournal.in twitter.com/fpjindia Real friendship is real concern for the body, mind and soul of the friend. Muslim MLAs want CJI, LIVID AT LEAKS, DEFERS quota like Marathas Pg 10 His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj NONE OF YOU DESERVE A HEARING… CBI CHIEF CASE TO NOV 29 OUR BUREAU New Delhi Livid at media leaks in the CBI case, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Tuesday declared in exasperation: "None of you deserve a hearing." With that, he adjourned the hearing on CBI director Alok Kumar Verma's petition seeking reinstatement to November 29. The CJI conveyed his anguish saying he was "deeply upset" over the leak of Verma’s reply to the Central Vigilance Commission's findings. The court had sought the reply in a sealed cover to maintain the highest confidentiality . The reference was to a report in a news portal that the CJI had seen and which he concluded contained information that was supposed to be confidential. But the CJI had apparently erred as the news portal ‘The Wire’ clarified that its story on the CBI director was based on his written response to the vigilance body's questionnaire, and not his submissions to the court in a sealed cover. Gogoi was also upset at media reports on CBI DIG Manish Kumar Sinha's sensational charges against many per- WHY ADJOURNED TO 29TH? FROM OUR BUREAU / New Delhi The Supreme Court did not give any reason for adjourning the hearing of CBI director Alok Kumar Verma's case, except explaining why the next hearing is nine days away, on November 29. A brief 2-sentence order recorded by the 3-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said: "For reasons that need not be recorded, we are not inclined to afford to the parties a hearing today." And why an adjournment for nine days? The order says: "The matters are accordingly adjourned to 29th November, 2018, when this combination (Bench) would be next available as one of us (Sanjay Kishan Kaul, J.) is outstation with effect from this evening till 28th November, 2018 morning." sons close to Prime Minister Modi who had allegedly tried to protect the agency's benched special director Rakesh Asthana. Verma's counsel Fali S Nariman(89) tried to prevent Announces she won’t contest the 2019 elections; party mum Sushma sanyas tactical retreat? FPJ NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's announcement that she will not contest the 2019 elections is good news for some leaders in the BJP – the likes of Yogi Adityanath, Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh and even, to an extent, Arun Jaitley . This second-rung of leadership will be intently watching the developments in the BJP after the Assembly results are out. Political observers expect them to be a part of any churning that may take place, if the BJP fares poorly . There are some who are wondering whether Sushma is staging a tactical retreat, only to stage a comeback later – on popular demand, which is not unusual in the humdrum of Indian politics. An extremely articulate Sushma, given to making forceful interventions in Parliament, has been extremely quiet in the Modi regime, preferring to be a backroom person; the only indulgence was perhaps the twitter profile that kept her in ‘connect’ with the middle class. In the external affairs ministry too, she preferred to , stay in the rear, even as PM Modi basked in the arc lights. CONTD. ON P6 the adjournment, but the CJI refused to even allow him to speak. Gogoi, however, relented later, after adjourning the case, when the latter insisted on clarifying the status of the report pub- TWITTER IN ‘BRAHMIN’ POSTER ROW AGENCIES New Delhi Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey sparked a social media outrage after a tweet with a picture of him holding a purportedly 'antiBrahmin' poster went viral, with netizens slamming him for "hate-mongering", a charge the company denied saying the poster did not reflect views of Twitter or its CEO. The photograph -- tweeted by a journalist -- showed Dorsey standing with six women and holding a poster with a message "smash Brahminical patriarchy". The class-specific poster seemed to have offended many Indians with the former chief financial officer of CONTD. ON P6 lished in The Wire. A fresh hearing began soon after at 11.30 AM when Nariman insisted that Verma's reply in a sealed cover was not leaked as feared by the CJI. It is rare that the court agrees to hear a case afresh once it is adjourned but Nariman got the concession because of the sheer respect he commands as a senior advocate. While handing over The Wire report, the CJI said: "It is only for you Mr Nariman and not as a counsel for Alok Verma. We have given this to you as you are one of the most respected and senior members of the institution. Please help us." Before the first adjournment, the Bench had observed: "We don't think any of you deserve any hearing." After hearing Nariman, the Bench said it does not want to record any reasons for adjourning the case to November 29. The Wire also issued a clarification, claiming that the reports were based on Verma's responses to questions the CVC had put to him. It said: "These were not in a sealed cover and were not meant for the Apex Court. CONTD. ON P6 To look into complaints against public servants LEGAL REPORTER Mumbai In a relief to Maharashtra government, the Supreme Court has stayed orders of the Bombay High Court, by which the latter had formed a committee to look into complaints of corruption against public servants. Two retired judges were intended to be members of the committee and monitor the probe in corruption cases against government officials. A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar stayed the orders passed by the Nagpur bench. The Nagpur bench headed by Justice Bhushan Dharmadhikari had passed a detailed order in August this year. The FPJ POLITICAL BUREAU Mumbai On the second day of the winter session of the State legislature, there was an uproar in the House over the quota issue. Clearly Muslims, who con, stitute a sizeable percentage of the state’s population, are upset that the Maratha community is about to get reservation in education and government jobs, a benefit that they feel they also deserve. This sentiment was predominant during the assembly session on Tuesday when , the issue of reservation for Marathas and Dhangars was raised in the Lower House. Disgruntled Muslim legislators from across party lines reached the well and lifted the mace from the dais of the pro tem Speaker Subhash Sabane, twice, and demanded their own suspension. In frustration, Congress legislator Abdul Sattar also declared Muslims would have no option but to become terrorists, if the government continues to ignore them.Opposition leader Radhakrishna VikhePatil and leader of the Nationalist Congress Party Ajit Pawar also raised the Maratha quota issue, while senior most legislator Ganpatrao Desh- AGENCIES New Delhi The Punjab Police was placed on alert last week after its counter-intelligence wing suggested that six to seven Jaish-eMohammad terrorists "could be moving towards Delhi" from the state. The alert came on the heels of four people hijacking a taxi at gunpoint on November 13, sparking fears of another Pathankot-like terrorist attack. The Indian Air Force's Pathankot airbase was attacked by suspected Pakistani terrorists Januon ary 2, 2016. Seven security personnel and four terrorists were killed in the ensuing clash. The Delhi Police has issued an advisory on the possible presence of two suspected terrorists in the national capital, and asked the people to keep a lookout for them. The advisory carries with it a photograph of the two bearded men posing next to a milestone stating 'Delhi 360 km, Ferozepur 9 km' in dark kurtas and religious headgear. Anybody spotting them is requested to call the Paharganj police station on 01123520787 or 011-2352474. Ferozepur is located on the India-Pakistan border in Punjab. Kejri chilli attack not intended: cops NEW DELHI: Arvind Kejriwal had chilli powder thrown at him on Tuesday inside the Delhi secretariat as he was leaving a room. Some of it got into his eyes. The attacker, 40-year-old Anil Kumar Sharma, was caught. He lives in Naraina, a neighbourhood of Delhi. Under fire for the attack, curiously, the Delhi Police said it was investigating if the incident was "unintentional". "Kumar came to meet Kejriwal in the secretariat to share his grievances. He handed a note to the Chief Minister and when he was touching his feet, chilli powder tumbled out of a pouch in his hand. A probe is underway whether it was an attack or the powder fell unintentionally," a police spokesperson told news agency ANI. In a separate statement, the police said, "Sharma bowed to touch the feet of the Hon'ble CM; the CM’s security tried to block him and it resulted in the CM dropping his specs. Subsequently security personnel took Sharma aside and found that he was carrying a pouch in his hand, which contained chili powder." The police's claims, however, seemed to go against the sequence of events captured on a security camera in the hallway. bench was acting on a Public Interest Litigation highlighting the pending cases of corruption against bureaucrats. While ordering constitution of a committee, Justice Dharmadhikari had said, "An unholy nexus between employees, supervisory staff and politicians cannot be wholly ruled out. We feel the need to have an independent machinery in public interest to keep an eye on matters in which mukh of the Peasants and Workers Party (PWP) raised the Dhangar issue.“When no one was ready to speak about Muslim reservation, we, the Muslim legislators, turned the spotlight of the House on the quota issue,” said Sattar.Along with Sattar, who represents the Sillod constituency Aslam , Shaikh from Malad (W), Asif Shaikh from Malegaon Central, (all Congress MLAs), Abu Asim Azmi of Samajwadi Party from Mankhurd and Waris Pathan of All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) from Byculla constituency , reached the well. Apart from Muslim MLAs, Satish Patil, a non-Muslim MLA from Erandol, also reached the well in a show of solidarity They lifted the . 2 terrorists suspected to be holed up in Delhi SC brakes on corruption monitor HC ORDER STAYED If government continues to ignore us, we will have no option but to become terrorists, warns Cong legislator time bound action is necessary." The court had accordingly constituted a committee under Justices (retired) R C Chavan and K B Zinjarde to monitor all pending cases of corruption against government officials. Aggrieved by this order, the government had challenged the same in the top court. The apex court has now stayed the orders directing the government to file its reply. mace and demanded reservation for the community on the same grounds as were considered for awarding the concession to Marathas. “The Sachar and MehmoodUr-Rehman committees had vouched the social and economic backwardness of Muslims and had recommended five per cent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions. When, on the same grounds, the BJP government is ready to grant a slice of the quota pie to the Marathas, why is there no justice for Muslims?” questioned Sattar. Meanwhile, speaking with the Free Press Journal, Sattar said, “We are not asking for quota on religious CONTD. ON P6 SIX DEAD IN ORDNANCE UNIT BLAST AGENCIES Wardha At least six people were killed and 10 others injured when an explosion took place near an ordnance depot in Maharashtra's Wardha district on Tuesday while ammunition was being unloaded. Around 10 to 15 contract labourers were at the site at the time of the mishap. "The blast took place in one of the ammunition boxes while it was being unloaded. The incident took place in an open area," an officer said. While four people were killed on the spot, two others succumbed to injuries in hospital. An Army press release said the staff of the Ordnance Factory were disposing of unserviceable ammunition. In the accident, one employee of Ordnance Factory and five casual labourers of the authorised contractor, who assist in digging the pit and placing the sandbag on the explosives, suffered fatal injuries. Ten other injured have been shifted to a government hospital in Sawangi. Concerned officials from the Ordnance Factory have rushed to the spot to ascertain the cause of the accident. In 2016, 16 people were killed in a blast at the ammunition depot at Pulgaon. No relief for illegal shrines NARSI BENWAL Mumbai The Bombay High Court on Monday refused to grant relief to a group of devotees in Navi Mumbai who had sought protection for the ‘Shiv Parivar’ -- temples of Shiva, Gauri and Ganesh -and accordingly directed the authorities to forthwith demolish their temples. The HC held the temples were constructed illegally. A division bench of Justices Ranjit More and Revati Mohite-Dere was seized with a petition filed by devotees who claimed that the temples were legal. The judges, however, noted the fact that other benches of the HC had twice ordered demolition of these temples. “Both the times, the petitioners attempted to defy the court orders by approaching the Supreme Court. The apex court, however, dismissed the pleas,” the bench noted. The judges took into account the fact that the temples constructed on the trans-Thane creek near Navi Mumbai, were illegal. “These temples are nothing but encroachments on public lands. There is no permission obtained from any concerned authorities for construction of these temples,” the judges said. The bench accordingly directed the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) to demolish the temples. The judges have, however, asked the planning authority to first remove the idols of the deities with police protection and then proceed with the demolition.