r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 Sunrise: 06: 46 Sunset: 05: 41 HUMIDITY Morning : 67 Evening : 40 RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 29.4 C.15.7 C. Verbal war over latest growth numbers NATION Win some, lose some... www.freepressjournal.in EDIT LANCET REPORT ON HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE GLAM Ayodhya nahi, karz maafi: Farmers VOL. 9 NO. 166 | BHOPAL BHOPAL | FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 30, 2018 | PAGES 14 | ` 3 Thought for the day “It is the grace of God which has made you a human being. It is His grace that is going to make you a supreme human being in Sahaja Yoga.” - Her Holiness Mataji Nirmala Devi Heatwaves saw output of Indian workforce decline 7% in 2017 NEW DELHI India saw the output of its workforce decline seven per cent -- equivalent to the loss of 75 billion man hours -- last year due to heatwave conditions, the 2018 Lancet report on health and climate change said on Thursday The figure is almost . four times that of China and a little less than half of the 153 billion manhours lost globally in 2017. It said the Indian government and related public R 153 BILLION HOURS of work were lost globally in 2017 due to extreme heat as a result of climate change CHINA ALONE LOST 21 billion hours, the equivalent of a year's work for 1.4 per cent of its working population GLOBAL WARMING is likely to reach 1.5 degrees Celsius between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate eport places India amongst the countries that most experience high social and economic costs from climate change: each additional tonne of carbon dioxide emission costs India $86, followed by US at $48 and Saudi Arabia at $47.5. health agencies must identify "heat hot-spots" through appropriate tracking and modelling of meteorological data and promote the timely development and implemen- tation of local heat action plans, with strategic interagency coordination and a response which targets the most vulnerable groups. Urging a review of exist- ing occupational health standards, labour laws and regulations for worker safety in relation to climatic conditions sector-by-sector, the report also asked India to reduce carbon emissions and air pollution, particularly from coal, for the sake of public health. Globally 157 million more , vulnerable people were subjected to heatwaves last year than in 2000, and 18 million more than in 2016. Lancet Countdown, a research collaboration among 27 academic institutions and inter-governmental organisations, said 153 billion hours of work were lost globally in 2017 due to extreme heat as a result of climate change. Sidhu’s photo with pro-Khalistan leader kicks up controversy CBI VS CBI CASE: VERMA TELLS SC Re-polling likely at a booth in Anuppur Fixed tenure of 2yr as CBI News Brief Gir lioness found dead; toll 30 AHMEDABAD: A lioness was found dead in Gujarat's Gir forest today, taking the death toll of big cats to 30 since September, the officials said. The carcass of the lioness, aged between 9 and 12 years, was found at the ulsishyam Range of the forest T near the border of Amreli district, Chief Conservator of Forests, Junagadh Wildlife Circle, D T Vasavada said. Court rejects Mallya’s plea on fugitive status MUMBAI: Absconding liquor baron Vijay Mallya suffered a second setback within a week after a Mumbai Special Court on Thursday rejected his plea seeking a stay on the ED's request to declare him a 'fugitive' under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, officials said. No dishonourable seat sharing deal: LJP NEW DELHI: The LJP a , constituent of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, on Wednesday said it will not accept any "dishonourable" seat sharing arrangement in Bihar for Lok Sabha elections. 2 terrorists killed in J&K’s Pulwama SRINAGAR: Two terrorists were killed on Thursday in a gunfight with the security forces in Pulwama district, police said. Security forces launched a search operation following tipoff about hiding terrorists in Sharshali village of Khrew area when gunfight broke out. Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra and fiance Nick Jonas arrive at Jodhpur airport OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal Election Commission may order re-polling at one of the polling centres in Anuppur constituency as 556 votes were cast against 500 registered voters. During the scrutiny, the returning officer and the poll observer found that 556 voters exercised their franchise at the polling station No. 180 of the constituency which had only 500 registered voters, informed State Chief Electoral Officer V L Kantha Rao at a press conference, here on Thursday . It has come to light that the presiding officer (PO) went on an hour-long lunch break during which 56 invalid votes were cast, said Rao. The RO and observer Justice Kurian Joseph, part of controversial Jan 12 presser, retires NEW DELHI Justice Kurian Joseph, third seniormost judge of the Supreme Court who was one of the four senior judges to have conducted an unprecedented January 12 presser mounting a virtual revolt against the then Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, retired from the top court Thursday after a five-and-a halfyear tenure. Along with Justices Ranjan Gogoi, J Chelameswar and Madan B Lokur, he had raised questions on "selective" allocation of cases, including the sensitive case of special CBI judge B H Loya, who died on December 1, 2014. Justice Gogoi is presently the Chief Justice of India and Justice Chelameswar retired in June this year. The press meet on January 12, the first such in the chequered history of the apex court, had caused shock waves across the nation. On Thursday, bar leaders bid adieu to Justice Joseph by terming him as one of the most "popular" judges in recent times with a "pleasant smile" and urged Justice Gogoi to replace him a judge having similar smile. are preparing a detailed report and a decision regarding re-polling at the booth will be made accordingly, said Rao. The CEO sharing the poll figure details said 3.77 crore voters exercised their franchise on Wednesday The . CEO put the final figure of voter turnout at 74.85 %. Rao informed that scrutiny of polling at every Vidhan Sabha seat was in progress and the details are being collected. Scrutiny work in 40 districts has completed, he added. The Election Commission is collecting the data of the polling and other happenings on the day, he added. He informed that notices have been issued to 289 candidates who failed to submit their election expenditures. CONTD. ON P10 chief cannot be altered AGENCIES New Delhi CBI Director Alok Verma, who has been divested of all duties by the Centre and sent on leave, told the Supreme Court on Thursday that he was appointed for a fixed tenure of two years and cannot even be transferred. Verma, who has a feud with his deputy Rakesh Asthana, Special Director in CBI, had approached the apex court seeking stay on the Centre's order contending that it was against the guidelines laid down by the top court. During the hearing, the apex court made it clear that it was not go- ISRO puts sharp-eyed HysIS into orbit SRIHARIKOTA India on Thursday put into orbit its own earth observation satellite with a sharp eye, the Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS), and 30 other foreign satellites in text-book style. In the process, India has crossed the milestone of lifting and putting into orbit over 250 foreign satellites. India has till date has put into orbit 269 foreign satellites. The notable aspect of the rocket mission is the placing of the satellites in two different orbits -- one at a higher altitude and the others in a lower one. After the successful launch, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said: "Once again Indian space scientists showed their excellence. The PSLV injected the HysIS first and later the 30 foreign customers satellites. The HysIS is a state-ofthe-art satellite. The heart of the satellite, a critical chip called the optical imaging detector array chip was designed by ISRO's Satellite Applications Centre (SAC) and fabricated by Semi-Conductor Laboratory of ISRO. It can read upto 1000 x 66 pixels. Queried about the HysIS' application for strategic/defence purposes Sivan said: "Our duty is to build the satellite to identify the object clearly . The actual use of the data is left for the users." FORMER CHIEF ECONOMIC ADVISER ARVIND SUBRAMANIAN SERVES A SHOCKER T Centre defends divesting Verma of his charge, says it is appointing authority he Centre on Thursday defended its decision to divest CBI Director Alok Verma of his charge, saying the action was necessary to restore the confidence of people in the investigating agency that was getting dented over trading of graft charges between the top two -- Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana. The Central government also told the bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice K.M. Joseph that the Centre being the appointing authority of CBI Director was also empowered to intervene in such situation and there was no need to go back to the selection committee. ing into the allegations and counter allegations. "We are and only testing the issue as pure question of law," said a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. Challenging the government's decision, Verma's Arvind Subramanian kept a studied silence on demonetisation as long as he was Chief Economic Adviser but six months after quitting the job he has described the note ban as a massive, draconian, monetary shock that accelerated economic slide to 6.8 per cent in the seven quarters after the decision against the 8 per cent recorded prior to it. Breaking his silence on the November 8, 2016 deci- IN ONE FELL swoop, 86 per cent of the currency in circulation was withdrawn THE REAL GDP growth was affected. Growth had been slowing even before, but after DeMo, the slide accelerated. FROM POLITICAL ASPECT, the former CEA says that demonetisation was an unprecedented move that no country in recent history had made in normal times. sion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he says that he does not have a strongly-backed empirical view apart from the fact that the welfare costs, especially on the informal sec- tor, were substantial. Though Subramanian, who quit the post earlier this year after a four-year tenure, has devoted a chapter in the upcoming book "Of Counsel: The Chal- lenges of the Modi-Jaitley Economy", published by Penguin, has kept to himself on whether he was consulted in the decision-making process of demonetisation. The detractors of the government had said that the Prime Minister had not consulted the CEA on the crucial decision. “Demonetisation was a massive, draconian, monetary shock: In one fell swoop, 86 per cent of the currency in circulation was withdrawn. The real GDP AMRITSAR/CHANDIGARH Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday played down his appearance in a photograph with a "pro-Khalistan" leader in Pakistan even as the opposition Akali Dal asked if India remained his priority . He came under a sharp attack from Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal after a picture from the groundbreaking ceremony in Pakistan for the Kartarpur corridor showed him with "separatist" Gopal Singh Chawla. Chawla, who is the general secretary of Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (PSGPC) and is known to speak for "Khalistan", had shared the purported picture on his Facebook page. Sidhu returned home Thursday after attending the groundbreaking ceremony for a visa-free corridor which will allow Sikh pilgrims access from Gurdaspur's Dera Baba Nanak to the shrine in Kartarpur, where Guru Nanak Dev spent his final years. The minister said he had posed with several people and it was difficult to distinguish them. "They showered so much love there. Every day ten thousands pictures were clicked, and among them who was Chawla or Cheema I do not know," he told reporters in Attari on his return. Sidhu had received flak for attending the ceremony in his "personal" capacity, even after being advised against it by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. Imran Khan on THE CAMPAIGN IN RAJASTHAN & TELANGANA Saeed, Dawood: Anybody as PM will be better Rahul calls KCR ‘Khao Commission Inherited issues, than Modi: TDP chief Rao’, assures farm loan waiver can’t be blamed HYDERABAD BHUPALPALLY/NIZAMABAD ISLAMABAD Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said he was ready to hold talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi while conceding that it was not in the interest of his country to allow terror activities from its territory . Khan's remarks came a day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj categorically ruled out possibility of holding talks with Pakistan unless it stops cross-border terror activities. "It is not in our interest to allow use of Pakistan's territory for terror outside," Khan, who is celebrating 100 days of his government Thursday, said during an interaction with a group of Indian journalists here. Khan said that people in Pakistan want peace with India and he will be happy to meet Modi and talk to him on any issue. "I am ready for talks on any issue. There can't be a military solution for Kashmir," he said, adding "nothing is impossible" when asked whether it is possible to resolve the Kashmir issue. ‘DeMo is massive, draconian, monetary shock’ NEW DELHI counsel and senior advocate Fali S Nariman said the CBI Director was appointed on February 1, 2017 and "the position of law is that there will be a fixed tenure of two years and this gentleman cannot be even transferred". MINISTER plays down incident, gets flaked by SAD growth was affected by the demonetisation. Growth had been slowing even before, but after demonetisation, the slide accelerated.” ‘In the six quarters before demonetisation, growth averaged 8 per cent and in the seven quarters after, it averaged about 6.8 per cent (with a four quarter window, the relevant numbers are 8.1 per cent before and 6.2 per cent after)," Subramanian says in the chapter "The Two Puzzles of Demonetisation -- Political and Economic.” Blaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi for economic stagnation and social unrest in the country, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP President N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday said that anybody as Prime Minister will be better than Modi. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief, who is trying to form a front of anti-BJP parties, alleged that Modi's "negative attitude" created problems both on economic and social fronts."There is no development, no freedom and no happiness under Modi," said Naidu while interacting with a select group of journalists here. Calling Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao "Khao Commission Rao", Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday lambasted him for enriching his family at the cost of Telangana, and promised all-round development if the Congress-led Peoples Front won the Assembly elections. Addressing successive rallies, Gandhi simultaneously targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and KCR for crony capitalism and denying rights and protection to tribals and farmers. He asserted the Congress-led coalition will first dethrone the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the state and then the Modi regime in Delhi. Minister calls Deoband temple of terrorism; cleric seeks apology Earlier, Deoband's name was Deovrant. I do not know what it is about this place, it produces people similar to Baghdadi and Hafiz Saeed. I got to know that both were students of Deoband. I believe that this place is not a temple of learning AGENCIES Saharanpur Union Minister and BJP leader Giriraj Singh has stirred a controversy by calling the leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband, in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district, a ''temple of terrorism". "Earlier, Deoband's name was Deovrant. I do not know what it is about this place, it produces people similar to Baghdadi (ISIS chief) and Hafiz Saeed - Mumbai terror attack mastermind and JuD chief. I got to know that both of them were the students of Deoband. I believe that this place is not a temple of learning. In fact, it is a temple of terrorism," Mr Singh had said on Wednesday, when he had gone to meet Seer Swami Brahmananand Saraswati at the latter's ashram. With regards to the adjournment of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit case by the Supreme Court, the BJP leader sent out a stringent warning to Muslims, asking them not to "test Hindus' patience". "I want to make an appeal to Muslims that these 100 crore Hindus are also their brothers. You erected three lakh mosques here and no one stopped you. But now don't test Hindus' patience. Lord Ram is my faith and his temple will be made in Ayodhya. Ram is the cornerstone of the faith of Hindus. The Congress has decided to make it a HinduMuslim issue. Hindus are running out of patience," he added. Centre sanctions to prosecute AAP minister, Kejriwal denounces Modi NEW DELHI The Centre has granted sanction to the CBI to prosecute Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Kumar Jain in a case related to alleged possession of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, officials said Thursday . The move is set to deteriorate the already strain relations between the Delhi's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and the BJP-led central government. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reacted strongly to the development claiming the case was registered against Jain as he was working for the regularisation of city's unauthorised colonies. Kejriwal also alleged that the BJP is an "enemy" of the people of Delhi. "It has been alleged that the minister, while functioning as a public servant, has amassed assets disproportionate to his known sources of income to the extent of Rs 1.62 crore (approx) during the period of February 14, 2015 to May 31, 2017. His wife and associates have allegedly abetted the commission of the offence," a CBI spokesperson had said after the FIR last year.