r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 RnI no. mpeng/2010/35815 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 29.4 C.15.7 C. sunrise: 06: 46 sunset: 05: 41 HUMIDITY Morning : 67 Evening : 40 vol. 9 no. 167 | BhoPal BhoPal | SatuRday | deCemBeR 1, 2018 | PageS 14 + 8 = 22 | ` 3 are within you. The key is within you. Master Choa Kok Sui ‘No regret about Jan 12 presser, things changing’ NATION The main obstacles www.freepressjournal.in EDIT Maratha quota is vote baNK politics Farmers walk for loan waiver, better price for produce rAGASPEAk RAHUL & KEJRIWAL share stage in show of Opposition unity News Brief Subsidised LPG price cut by Rs 6.5 New Delhi: Domestic cooking gas (LPG) price Friday was cut by Rs 6.52 per cylinder on account of tax impact on the reduced market rate for the fuel. A 14.2-kg subsidised LPG cylinder will cost Rs 500.90 in the national capital from Friday midnight as against Rs 507.42 currently, IOC, the country's largest fuel retailer, said in a statement. The price reduction comes soon after six consecutive monthly hikes in rates since June. Prior to this price cut, rates had gone up by Rs 14.13 per cylinder since then. Bindra 1st Indian to clinch The Blue Cross loNDoN: The Blue Cross is the highest recognition granted by shooting's world body, International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF). It is awarded for an excellent contribution to the sport of shooting to the distinguished members of the international shooting. Scientists warn of 8.5-magnitude quake BeNGAlURU: Growing warnings by scientists of an impending high-magnitude earthquake in the Himalayas have got further credence from yet another study by Indian researchers.The new study, led by seismologist CP Rajendran of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bengaluru, says the "enormous stacking up of strain portends at least one earthquake of magnitude 8.5 or more in one of overlapping segments of central Himalayas anytime in the future" Rahul is my captain, he sent me to Pak: Sidhu New Delhi: Punjab Minister and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday tackled lingering questions on his controversial Pakistan visit despite his boss Amarinder Singh's objection, saying he had the blessings of his "Captain", party chief Rahul Gandhi.Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, widely known as Captain, had said he had asked Navjot Sidhu to reconsider decision to attend the Kartarpur Corridor event in Pak. new Delhi A massive farmers rally in the national capital on Friday turned into a show of opposition unity with leaders including Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accusing the Modi government of plunging the country into an acute agrarian crisis and backed demands for a complete loan waiver and higher crop prices. Led by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), which represents over 200 farm outfits, thousands of farmers marched from the historic Ramlila Maidan to Parliament Street demanding a special session of Parliament pass bills to cancel farm loans and to ensure guaranteed remunerative prices for farm commodities based on the recommendations of the M.S. Swaminathan Commission. Contd. on P10 All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee members and farmers march from Ramlila Maidan towards Parliament, in New Delhi on Friday FArMErS are not asking for a free gift, they are only asking for their rights and what is due to them. PrIME MInISTEr said he will provide remunerative prices to farmers, bonus and increased MSP, but situation today is you pay for insurance and it goes into the pocket of Anil Ambani. FArMErS cannot even decide which company's insurance to buy. COunTry has been divided between Ambani and Adani. But your farm loan waiver does not happen, you don't get the right prices and hollow speeches are made SwAMInATHAn On HIS rEPOrT uPA GOvErnMEnT in 2007 did not take action on national Policy for Farmers. CEnTrE AnD STATES must pay attention to pricing, procurement and public distribution to address farmers' woes BASIC DIFFICulTIES of farmers can be overcome only if integrated attention is given to pricing, procurement and public distribution FArMErS, who are 'life givers', are forced to take their own lives due to CPI (M) GS Sitaram Yechury, NC president Farooq Abdullah, Congress president economic reasons Rahul Gandhi, LJD chief Sharad Yadav and others at Kisan Mukti March in New Delhi AyyAkAnnu-lED FArMErS STAGE nuDE PrOTEST A group of farmers from Tamil nadu Friday staged a 'nude protest' at the kisan rally on Parliament Street here by lying in front of the stage after placing bones and human skulls on their bodies. About 1,300 members of the national South Indian river Interlinking Farmers Association reached the national capital in the early hours of Thursday and were carrying seven skulls and bones, said their leader P Ayyakannu. He said the skulls and bones were of the farmers who committed suicide. nine farmers, without clothes, lay down in front of the stage by keeping bones on their bodies, and demanded profitable price for agricultural produce, waiver of loans, interlinking of rivers and pension for farmers over 60 years. ED summons Robert Vadra in Bikaner land scam PMLA case new Delhi The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, in connection with its money laundering probe in a land scam case in Rajasthan's border city of Bikaner, officials said Friday . They added that Vadra was asked to appear before the investigating officer (IO) of the case next week and this was the second summons issued to him for recording his statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The officials said that as Vadra did not appear before the investigating officer when the first summons was issued earlier in November, the second summons was issued to him. The central probe agency had registered a criminal case in connection with the deal in 2015, taking cognisance of a clutch of FIRs and chargesheets filed by the Rajasthan police after the local tehsildar of Bikaner complained about alleged forgery in the allotment of land in the area, considered sensitive due to its proximity to the Indo-Pak border. LED screen goes off for over an hour, CEO orders probe Teacher booked for abusing, showing porn to girls students CONGRESS, others cry foul; demand removal of collector COLLECTOR, SDM ordered shutdown, claims in-charge Gopalpur Police have registered a case against a teacher for sexually abusing girl students and showing them obscene movies. The parents of the girl students have lodged the complaint against the teacher. Police said the alleged accused Rambharose, lives in Pandagaon Kewat Colony. He is a teacher in Govt. Primary School. In their complaint the parents alleged OUR sTAFF RePORTeR Bhopal LED screen installed outside the strong room, where the EVMs and VVPAT are kept, went kaput for around 1.30 hours here on Friday morning leading the state CEO VL Kantha Rao to order a probe into the incident. Rao also sought report from the collector regarding the matter. Terming it as a conspiracy, Congress workers sat on a dharna demanding removal of district collector Sudam Khade. They later met CEO and filed a complaint demanding a probe. While the collector maintained that disruption of electricity supply led to technical fault in the LED screen; Goverdhan Mishra, in-charge for supply of power, claimed that collector and SDM had asked him to shut down the electricity supply . Contd. on P10 Congmen stage a sit down EVMs from Khurai reach strong room after 48-hrs FP news seRVice Nasarullahganj OUR sTAFF RePORTeR Bhopal EVMs from Khurai constituency reached strong room in Sagar on Friday evening, 48-hours after the completion of the voting. The polling officials took almost two days to cover distance of 50 kilometres to reach Sagar from Khurai to submit the EVMs and other poll materials. District collector Alok Kumar Singh informed media that the said EVMs were reservedmachines which were not used during the voting. The EVMs have been kept separately in another sealed room. Though admitting that poll officials failed in their duty, the collector, however, was unable to reply over the delay in submitting the EVMs. Contd. on P10 that the accused used to show obscene films to the girls students of the school and abuse them sexually. The matter came to the fore after the girl students narrated their ordeal to their parents. According to the sources, the alleged accused had also posted an obscence video on WhatsApp group of school education department last year but no action was taken. InnOvATIOn AT ITS BEST Youths recyle floral waste into incense sticks WHEN bulging wasteline makes ‘scents’ KUmAR AnKUR Bhopal In a bid to recycle the floral waste of temples and other religious space including houses in the city, few youths have come forward. Not only are they manufacturing incense sticks us- nEw IDEA THEy ArE manufacturing incense sticks using the left over flowers in temples and also compost InITIAlly they managed to get 6 tonnes of flowers from festival pandals and houses THEy PlAn to collect flowers in city by providing extra bin in door-to-door waste collection vehicles ing the left over flowers in temples but they are also using it to create compost. In their experiment, they have so far succeeded in having 25 incense sticks that are tested after being lit. Initially they managed to get 6 tonnes of flowers from festival pandals and houses in the city . With the help of Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) they are planning to collect the flowers used in the daily prayers in the city by providing extra bins in the door-to-door waste collection vehicles running in the city as it’s easy to collect the stock from prominent temples but the collection from houses can’t be done easily . Ameya Waingkar, working for the issue said, “The flowers once used are generally dumped in the lakes which not only creates an unpleasant sight but also creates water pollution.” “We tend to dispose of the flowers in the nearby water bodies considering them revered unaware of the fact that this can be used in a better way without harming its sanctity .” “The oxygen level of water is affected once the floral waste rots, which cuases concern,” he added. We have collected over 6 tonnes of flowers from Navaratria Pandals and Ganesh Pandals, says Waingkar. Contd. on P10 GLAM Thought for the day Kiara, Diljit begin filming for Good News Coalgate: Ex-coal secy, two babus and three others convicted Agencies New Delhi A Delhi Court on Friday convicted ex-coal secretary H C Gupta in a corruption case relating to allotment of coal blocks in West Bengal during the previous UPA regime at the Centre. Five others, including one retired and another serving public servant -- K S Kropha and K C Samria -were held guilty for various offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act and Indian Penal Code. Gupta, who was the Coal Secretary from December 31, 2005 to November 2008, has already been convicted before this in two other cases of coal block allocation in which he has been sentenced to jail for two and three years respectively He . is out on bail in both the cases. Kropha, who was then the Joint Secretary, Ministry of coal, retired in December 2017 as the Chief Secretary of Meghalaya. He has also been convicted and sentenced to two years in another coal block allocation scam and has been on bail. Samria then held the rank of Director in the Ministry of coal and is now working as a Joint Secretary in Ministry of Minority Affairs. He has already been convicted and sentenced to two years jail term in another case and has been out on bail. GDP rate lowest in three quarters, India still fastest growing major economy Agencies New Delhi FinMin: 7.1% growth disappointing India's economy grew at 7.1 per cent in July-September, lowest in three quarters, but still remained ahead of China to retain the tag of the world's fastest growing major economy . The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at constant prices (2011-12) had grown at 6.3 per cent in July-September quarter of the last fiscal, according to government data released Friday. The size of the GDP in the second quarter of 2018-19 is estimated at Rs 33.98 lakh crore, as against Rs 31.72 lakh crore a year ago, showing a growth rate of 7.1 per cent, as per a statement of the Central Statistics Office (CSO). Indian economy grew at 8.2 per cent in April-June quarter of this fiscal. The GDP growth was 7.7 per per cent in January-March quarter while it was at 7 per cent in October-December. The Chinese economy had expanded at the rate of 6.5 per cent in the July-September period this year. India's GVA (gross value added) at Constant (20112012) Prices for second quarter this fiscal is estimated at Rs 31.40 lakh crore, as against Rs 29.38 lakh crore year ago, showing a growth rate of 6.9 per- he 7.1 per cent GDP growth for September quarter "seems disappointing", but growth rate for the first six months of the fiscal is robust and healthy, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said Friday. The government data released Friday shows India's economy grew at 7.1 per cent in July-September, lowest in three quarters. The growth was 8.2 per cent in April-June quarter of this fiscal. In January -March quarter the growth was 7.7 per per cent, while it was at 7 per cent in October-December last year. T cent over the corresponding quarter of previous year. The CSO said that mining and quarrying output has declined by 2.4 per cent in the quarter from a growth of 6.9 per cent in year ago period. However, the manufacturing activities expanded at the rate of 7.4 per cent in the quarter under review up from 7.1 per cent in the year ago quarter. The construction sector too showed an improvement by recording a growth of 7.8 per cent as against 3.1 per cent earlier. The farm sector too grew at a higher rate of 3.8 per cent in the quarter as against 2.6 per cent a year ago. nO1 SlOT FOr MP SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES 17 capital punishments in 2018 & counting SC: Guidelines for media reporting needs to be looked into in great detail FP news seRVice Mandsaur/Bhopal With one more death sentence in a murder case in Madhya Pradesh, the total number of death sentences were pegged at 17 in 2018 so far which is highest in any state in the country and a record in the history of MP Prosecution. In December 2017, MP became the first state in the country to pass a Bill providing for the rapists of girls aged 12 or below to be hanged till death. The minimum punishment, the Bill stated, would be a 14-year rigorous imprisonment or life term till death. This would go up to 20 years rigorous imprisonment in cases of gang rape of girls aged 12 or less. The government passed the Bill after the latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report showed that MP witnessed the highest number of rape cases in the country in 2016. On November 30, 2018, a district court Judge in Mandsaur slapped capital punishment on accused KL THE BIll In DECEMBEr 2017, MP became the first state in the country to pass a Bill providing for the rapists of girls aged 12 or below to be hanged till death. MInIMuM PunISHMEnT, the Bill stated, would be a 14-year rigorous imprisonment or life term till death THIS wOulD GO up to 20 years rigorous imprisonment in cases of gang rape of girls aged 12 or less. Meena for murdering his wife and two minor daughters. The crime took place on 16 June, 2018 in Mandsaur district. Total number of capital punishments now stand at 17 in 2018 till now... This is the highest number of capital punishments secured in a year in MP in entire history . No other state in the country has secured so many capital punishments. In Aug 2018, Prosecution secured capital punishment in 6 cases, three more cases were recorded in July while June saw 1 case and May had 2 two cases. Agencies New Delhi The Supreme Court Friday said the issue related to guidelines for media reporting in cases of sexual assaults, particularly offences against minors, was required to be dealt with in "great detail". A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta was told that the affidavits filed by media bodies including the Press Council of India (PCI) on action taken against media houses and scribes who have disclosed identity of victims of sexual assaults, contained "nothing much". "They (media bodies) are almost saying that they cannot do anything. There is nothing much (in the affidavits)," senior advocate Shekhar Naphade, representing the petitioner who has filed a plea in Muzaffarpur shelter home case, told the bench. To this, the bench observed, "Yes, they are almost saying so". Muslims collect money for cancer-hit temple priest bhAgwAT shARmA Biaora The members of the Muslim community in the city have set out an example that it is not religion it but humanity which pervades the conscience of masses in India. They have come together to collect money for the treatment of a temple priest, who is suffering from cancer. According to sources former corporator Samir Khan, Javed, Saddam, Shahid, Taufiq, Mustaq and others collected money from the people in the city for the treatment of Vish- Muslims collecting donation for treatment of temple priest nu Nath, who is a priest in Sheetla Mata Temple. Samir Khan said contribution for the medical treatment of priest Vishnu Nath was done looking into the the financial condition of the priest. The priest Vishnu Nath is said to be serving at the temple for a long time. So far they have collected Rs 4000.