r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 Sunrise: 06: 53 Sunset: 05: 41 HUMIDITY Morning : 53 Evening : 40 RNI No. 38281/83 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 25.6 C.13.2 C. Economy leaves worst behind Cop is slain by Gau Rakshaks EDIT INSPECTOR, WHO WAS SHOT, WAS THE INVESTIGATING OFFICER IN THE AKHLAQ LYNCHING CASE THAT ROCKED THE NATION STATE orders magisterial and SIT inquiry FP NEWS SERVICE Bulandshar News Brief Qatar to pull out of OPEC DOHA: Qatar on Monday announced that it intends to withdraw from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) after nearly 60 years of membership in order to focus on its plans to increase natural gas production. The planned January 1, 2019, withdrawal was announced at a press conference here earlier in the day and confirmed by Qatar Petroleum, the state-owned corporation responsible for oil and gas activities, on Twitter. Factory output rises to 11-month high MUMBAI: India's factory output in November rose to an 11 month high on the back of improved demand, according to the Nikkei India Manufacturing PMI. The Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) was recorded at 54 in November, up from 53.1 in October. This was the third consecutive monthly increase in the index. ‘Kartarpur corridor opening no googly’ ISLAMABAD: Attempting to do some damage control, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said Monday that the Kartarpur corridor's opening was not a googly but a straightforward decision, contradicting his Foreign Minister's remarks that led to a war of words with his Indian counterpart. RBI likely to maintain repo rate in review meet MUMBAI: The RBI is expected to keep its key interest rate unchanged at its penultimate monetary policy review of the fiscal on Wednesday at a time when inflation - the central bank's key concern - has softened, as has GDP growth, according to the figures for the second quarter ending in September. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas depart for Mumbai after their wedding A mob of ‘gau rakshaks’ went on the rampage in Bulandshahr when carcasses of 25 cows were found dumped in a forest outside a village. An inspector (Subodh Kumar Singh) and a local resident died when the stone throwing mob took on the police which had arrived to restore law and order. While doctors, after preliminary examination, Vehicles set on fire by a mob during a protest over alleged illegal slaughter of cattle, in Bulandshahr on Monday and (inset) killed inspector Subodh Kumar said Inspector Singh had died of a blunt injury to the head, a cell phone video has surfaced that suggests he had been shot by the mob. Incidentally, the inspec- tor, who was shot dead, was the investigating officer in the Akhlaq lynching case that rocked the nation in 2105. A mob had then swooped down on the house of Mohammad ...AND POLITICAL SLUGFEST CONTINUES PM asks Cong: Where have you Modi making 2 Hindustans, one for got your knowledge on Hinduism Ambani, another for farmers: RaGa JODHPUR: Launching a stinging attack against the Congress for questioning his knowledge on Hinduism, PM Narendra Modi on Monday used the dynast-worker analogy to ask the opposition party where it got its expertise on the religion. Addressing an election rally in this Rajasthan town, the prime minister said in a sarcastic jibe that he was a small "kaamdar" (worker) who never claimed to have full knowledge of Hinduism but the "naamdar" (dynast) has the right to speak. He also brought up India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and first president Rajendra Prasad. H NEW DELHI: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue of agrarian distress, saying he was making "two Hindustans" -- one for Anil Ambani and the other for farmers. He cited a media report which claimed that for 750 kg of onion, a farmer was given Rs 1040 in Maharashtra. "Modiji is making two Hindustans. One is the Hindustan for Anil Ambani -who without doing anything, without making an airplane, will get the Rafale contract worth Rs 30,000 crore from Modiji. "The second is the Hindustan for farmers -- whose 750 kg of onion grown after four months of toil will get only Rs 1040 from Modiji," he said. Gehlot asks Shah to apologise for ‘hold by collars’ remark JAIPUR: Congress leader Ashok Gehlot demanded BJP chief Amit Shah to apologise for his remarks that leaders of the Congress should be held by collars to seek their work accountability. "I fail to understand how Amit Shah could muster the courage to say it. He should apologise. We had lodged a complaint with the EC but to no avail as they (BJP) are in power," he said addressing an election rally in Reodar of Sirohi district. Shah had during a dialogue with youths here last week said people should hold Congress leaders by their collars if they approached them and ask what work these leaders had done for the public." OWAISI TO YOGI ADITYANATH: INDIA IS MY FATHER’S COUNTRY itting back at UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's ‘Nizam’ barb, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has said India is his father's country and no one is running away. “You talk about chasing away an MP.... Listen UP chief minister, it is my religious belief that when Prophet Adam had descended on earth from paradise, he had come to Hindustan. This Hindustan is my father's country and no one can remove me from here. "We feel pride in calling ourselves Hindustanis...but you say you will make Owaisi run away," he said. Ex-CJI was working under influence of an external source: Kurian Joseph NEW DELHI Days after he retired, Justice Kurian Joseph, one of the four Supreme Court judges who held an unprecedented press conference in January, on Monday made a sensational claim that the previous CJI Dipak Misra was working under some influence of an "external source", adding this impacted the administration of justice. Justice Joseph along with three of the most senior judges of the apex court--Justices J Chelameswar, who has since retired, Ranjan Gogoi, who is the current Chief Justice, and Madan Lokur--staged an open revolt against justice Misra by convening the press conference on January 12 to flag their concerns about Cong for probe into 'interferance' T he Congress on Monday accused the Modi government of "interfering in the judiciary" and demanded an independent separate parliamentary and judicial probes. Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said: "The grave apprehensions of the Congress and the country regarding interference with the highest levels of the judiciary have been proved correct." preferential allocation of sensitive cases to judges low down on the top court's hierarchy . "The then CJI was working under some influence of some external source. He was remote-controlled by an external source. There was some influence of some external source that was impacting the administration of justice," justice Joseph told PTI. CONTD. ON P10 SC grants time to Gujarat govt to file affidavit on encounter killings AGENCIES New Delhi The Supreme Court Monday granted the Gujarat government a week to file an affidavit into the PILs relating to alleged fake encounter killings in Gujarat between 2002 and 2006 on which a report has been filed by an apex court appointed committee. The report was submitted in a sealed cover to the court in February this year by the monitoring committee, headed by former apex court judge Justice H S Bedi. The top court has been hearing two PILs on the matter which were filed in 2007 by veteran journalist B G Verghese and poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar, seeking a direction for a probe by an independent agency or the CBI so that the "truth may come out". Verghese passed away on December 30, 2014. WhatsApp rolls out TV campaign in India to tackle fake news AGENCIES New Delhi After radio, WhatsApp will now run a television ad campaign in India -- a global first for the Facebookowned company -- as it looks to crackdown spread of fake news on its platform ahead of the general elections in the country next year. WhatsApp, in a statement, said it has conducted extensive research with users in India and then de- GLOBAL FIRST WHATSAPP said it has conducted extensive research with users in India and then developed three ad films that are based on a real user's experience THREE FILMS will be available on TV, Facebook, and YouTube in nine languages and reach the diverse population that makes up WhatsApp users CAMPAIGN IS timed to start just prior to the elections in Rajasthan and Telangana and WhatsApp will build on this effort headed into the national election next year THESE languages include English, Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi and Malayalam. veloped three ad films that are based on a real user's experience. "The three films will be available on TV , Facebook, and YouTube in nine languages and reach the diverse population that makes up WhatsApp users. The campaign is timed to start just prior to the elections in Rajasthan and Telangana and WhatsApp will build on this effort headed into the national election next year," the statement added. These languages include English, Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi and Malayalam. Kohli can still be rattled, don’t let him be a bully: Ponting to Aus www.freepressjournal.in Akhlaq in Dadri. The mob dragged him and his son out of the house and beat him to death while critically injuring his son. Akhlaq was accused of killing a calf and keeping the meat in his fridge. The slain officer, it is understood, had managed to arrest some of the accused who were involved in the brutal killing of Akhlaq. Bulandshahr District Magistrate Anuj Jha has confirmed to a news portal that Kumar died after being shot in the head. An eye witness told India Today TV Inspector Subodh could , have been saved but the agitators didn’t allow the policemen to take him to the hospital. CONTD. ON P10 SHELTER HOME SEX CASE Court extends remand of Thakur's aides MUZAFFARPUR: A court here Monday extended the CBI remand of two close aides of Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal, by three days. Special judge R P Tiwari, hearing cases filed under the POCSO Act, extended the CBI remand of Madhu Kumari, who managed many of Thakur's NGOs, newspapers and other businesses, and Ashwini -- a selfproclaimed medical practitioner who was attached to the shelter home as a "doctor". SPORT Sri Ma NATION Some Sadhakas (Spiritual Aspirants) prepare food with their own hands and eat it in order to prevent impure thoughts from taking possession of them. Modi trying to salvage damages done by Yogi Adityanath VOL. XXXVI NO. 177 | INDORE INDORE | TUESDAY | DECEMBER 4, 2018 | PAGES 14 | ` 3 Thought for the day Wait for poll result gets a bit longer CERTIFICATION process after every round of counting, says EC OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal Wait for final outcome of closely contested MP assembly polls has just got a bit longer. The results will start pouring only by late evening following Election Commission’s decision to certify each round of counting before starting the new round. The counting is scheduled on December 11. The process of certification of counting of each round began with Ater byelection. It was later adopted in Kolaras and Mungaoli bypolls too. Chief Electoral Officer VL Kantha Rao said that 14 tables would be arranged for each constituency and certification would be done after every round. Contestants would verify and sign tabulation chart after every round. This would be a time-consuming process, he announced. CEO Rao said that counting would start with postal ballots at 8.00am. Counting of votes from EVMs will begin at 8.30am. Around 14,600 government employees would be engaged in the process across the state. One polling booth will be select- Case against 27 for not submitting poll expenditure details T he CEO said that cases have been registered against 27 candidates who failed to submit details of their expenditure in assembly election within stipulated time. It is mandatory for all candidates to submit expenditure details in a prescribed format to expenditure observers within fixed time frame. Election commission issues notices to those who fail to submit details. Case is registered under Peoples Representation Act against those who do not submit details of expenses even after notice. Rao said that out 2,899 contestants 2367 submitted their expenses details within the deadline. Notices have been served to 532 candidates for not submitting details on time while cases have been filed against 27 candidates under the RP Act. ed randomly in presence of contestants and observers in every constituency where VVPAT slips would be counted and verified with results from control unit of the EVM. CONTD. ON P10 AIR POLLUTION NGT slaps Rs 25-cr penalty on Delhi govt NEW DELHI With quality of air oscillating between "poor" and "very poor", the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday asked the Delhi government to deposit Rs 25 crore with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for its failure to curb air pollution in the city . “Despite clear directions by the tribunal, there is hardly any action for compliance of orders and pollution continues unabated in blatant violation of the law and under the nose of the authorities who have hardly done anything concrete except furnishing excuses and helplessness,” a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said. The bench also asked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to furnish a performance guarantee of Rs 25 crore with the CPCB to ensure that there is no further lapse in this regard. Meanwhile, the AAP has hit back by saying that the uproar on the issue of air pollution has been restricted to Delhi. "Pollution has always been made a Delhi-centric issue despite NASA satellite images showing large-scale stubble burning in other parts of the country AAP's East Delhi ," Lok Sabha in-charge Atishi told the media here.