r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 Sunrise: 06: 50 Sunset: 05: 41 HUMIDITY Morning : 67 Evening : 40 RNI No. 38281/83 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 27.6 C.13.0 C. Brahma Kumaris ‘No regrets about Jan 12 presser, things changing’ MARATHA QUOTA IS VOTE BANK POLITICS VOL. XXXVI NO. 173 | INDORE INDORE | SATURDAY | DECEMBER 1, 2018 | PAGES 14 + 8 = 22 | ` 3 EDIT 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. 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 A All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee members and farmers march from Ramlila Maidan towards Parliament, in New Delhi on Friday SWAMINATHAN ON HIS REPORT 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 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 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. Kiara, Diljit begin filming for Good News www.freepressjournal.in Farmers walk for loan waiver, better price for produce NATION Honesty, faithfulness, civility and balance of mind help to maintain stability in human relations. GLAM THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 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 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- T FinMin: 7.1% growth disappointing 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. 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.