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 26.0 C.15.2 C. sunrise: 06: 53 sunset: 05: 42 HUMIDITY Morning : 64 Evening : 53 vol. 9 No. 173 | Bhopal Bhopal | FRIday | decemBeR 7, 2018 | pages 14 | ` 3 NATION "A Star is shining within us and that is our Spirit." Her Holiness Mataji nirmala devi BJP linking Michel with party is pot calling kettle black: cong www.freepressjournal.in EDIT KilliNg over cows iN UP SavIng gRace Pujara scores hundred in adelaide, australia BJP MP Phule quits party, says it is dividing society Lucknow WHO'LL HEAD GOVT, SQUABBLE BEGINS IN CONG News Brief Loya death: Fresh plea in HC seeking 7-judge bench MuMbai: A fresh public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Bombay High Court, seeking an unprecedented sevenjudge bench to hear the case concerning the death of former CBI Special Judge B.H. Loya, a lawyer said here on Thursday. "There have been similar benches in the SC in the past. However, if our prayer is granted, this will be the first time ever (7judge bench) in any high court in India," lawyer Nitin Satpute, representing the petitioner Sanjay R. Bhalerao, told IANS. Kushwaha opposes temple agenda Patna: Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha on Thursday said that it was not the work of a political party to construct a temple or mosque.A member of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), he said that his party opposed the Bharatiya Janata Party's bid to raise the Ayodhya temple issue. PSC Mains results out sans names indore: As many as 898 candidates cleared state civil service main examination-2018 results of which declared by Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) on Thursday. For the first time, the MPPSC declared results only roll number-wise and not name-wise. Previously, the MPPSC used to declare results by both roll number and as well as name-wise. While some suspected foul play, the MPPSC said that they opted for the pattern from Union Public Service Commission (UPPSC). “UPPSC also declares its results only roll-number wise. We followed the suit,” MPPSC secretary Renu Pant said. Supporters raise pitch for Kamal Nath, Jyotiraditya STaFF rEPorTEr Bhopal Banner ‘reveals’ party strategy Internal fault lines in Congress are becoming more and more apparent with every passing day Certain . of the party returning to power in the state after 15year exile, supporters of state party president Kamal Nath and MP Jyotiradity Scindia are raising pitch for their respective leader to be appointed chief minister. In a meeting of party candidates on Thursday MLA , Nishank Jain demanded that Nath be appointed chief minister. Seconding his demand, MLA Tarun Bhanot said that as per Congress tradition, state party president is always appointed chief minister. A number of party candidates backed the demand. Not to be left behind, Scindia’s followers too have raised the ante for Guna MP as CM. A few of them have even offered to vacate their A banner put up at a recent meeting of party candidates gave away the party strategy. Both leaders were given prominent space in posters used in election campaign. However, during the recent meeting, a poster on the back of the dais featured Kamal Nath with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi giving away a cue about party’s plan. Give rest to Raje, she has become very fat: Yadav ALWAR: Campaigning against the incumbent BJP in Alwar, Rajasthan, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav Thursday said it’s time Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje takes some “rest” as she has become “very fat”. In a 19-second clip shared by a news agency, Yadav is seen telling the crowd, “Vasundhra ko aaram do, bahut thak gayi hain, bahut moti ho gayi hain, pehle patli thi. Humare Madhya Pradesh ki beti hai (Give some rest to Vasundhra, she has become very tired, very fat. She used to be thin. She is our MP’ daughter). Raje is fighting for a second consecutive term in the state that goes to polls on December 7. tress and other damages" such as medical expenses and loss of earnings. The woman was a guest at a Hampton Inn and Suites hotel in Albany, the capital of New York state, Is CBI Director untouchable, asks SC agEnciES New Delhi Does the CBI Director have such protection that neither the Centre nor the CVC can touch him for his any action during the fixed tenure of two years? This question arose on Thursday in the Supreme Court which was hearing the petitions filed by CBI Director Alok Verma and others challenging the Centre's decision to divest him of all powers and sending him on leave along with Special Director Rakesh Asthana. Both have levelled allegations of corruption against each other. When senior advocates Fali Nariman and Dushyant Dave, appearing for Verma and an NGO, Common Cause respectively, argued that neither the Centre nor the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) had any power to take disciplinary action against the CBI Director, a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked: "Will that not make CBI Director virtually untouchable? Is that what Parliament intended?" "Does the fixed tenure of CBI Director supersede all rules and makes him untouchable?", asked the bench, also comprising Justices SK Kaul and KM koLkaTa/coochbEhar Terrorist Musa hiding in Punjab, high alert sounded chandigarh Security agencies have been put on high alert in Bathinda and Ferozepur districts of Punjab on Thursday following intelligence reports that Kashmiri terrorist Zakir Musa could be hiding in the area. The intelligence reports have suggested that Musa could be disguised as a Sikh and wearing a turban. He is the Ansar Ghazwat-ulHind chief and is said to be aligned with a global terror group. Army troopers, Punjab Police and other para-military were stationed in and around important places like the Bathinda railway station and checking was being carried out since early Thursday Security agen. cies have put up posters carrying photographs of Musa, including one of him disguised as a Sikh, at various the footage of her showering at a hampton inn and Suites hotel in albany was uploaded with her name onto multiple porn sites A Chicago woman is suing Hilton Worldwide for $100 million saying that she was filmed naked in the shower by a hidden camera while a hotel guest -- in footage uploaded with her name onto multiple porn sites. The unnamed plaintiff sued the hotel giant for negligence citing "severe and permanent psychological injuries," "severe mental anguish, emotional dis- seat for him. Kolaras MLA Mahendra Singh Yadav, who is batting for Scindia, has openly declared, “I will be happy to vacate my seat for Scindia.” Party candidate from Morena, Raghuraj Kansana and party candidate from Dimni Girraj Dandotia too backed ‘Scindia as CM’ demand and offered to vacate their seats. Ater MLA Hemant Katare said Scindia was the face of youth and should be appointed as CM. coNtd. oN p10 In a jolt to the BJP in UP, Lok Sabha member Savitri Phule resigned from the party on Thursday accusing it of trying to divide the society . "I am a social worker. I work for Dalits. The BJP is doing nothing for Dalit reservation," the saffron-robed politician from Bahraich said on the sidelines of an event to mark the death anniversary of Amedkar here. She said that while she had quit the BJP she would , continue to be a Lok Sabha member till the end of her tenure. The 37-year-old has been working at cross-purposes with her party for the last one year, many a times openly flouting the party line. Last week, she also took exception to Yogi Adityanath's remarks that Hanuman was a Dalit and asked if that was the case, why Dalits were not made priests in all Hanuman temples. A leader of Dalits, Phule has demanded that instead of a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya, the BJP should construct a temple of Buddha there. Soon after her resignation was announced, UP Minister Rajbhar, leader of a BJP ally, said this was the beginning of a revolt in the BJP. Nushrat finds comedy difficult SC reserves order on Alok Verma's plea The SC reserved its order on a plea filed by CBI Director Alok Verma and NGO Common Cause challenging the govt's decision to divest him of his charges. A Bench headed by Gogoi reserved the order on the conclusion of arguments by the Centre, CVC and CBI on one hand, and petitioner Verma, the NGO and others on the other hand. Verma's petition had challenged the Centre's October 23 decision divesting him of his powers as the head of the CBI SC to hear curative plea against appointment of Rakesh Asthana The SC on Thursday agreed to hear on December 11 in chamber a curative plea challenging its decision by which it had dismissed a PIL against appointment of Gujarat cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as special director of CBI. Joseph. These questions cropped up while Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the CVC, was justifying the action taken against the CBI chief. Though Verma, according to the Centre remains the CBI Director, Additional Solicitor General PS Narasimha appearing for the CBI, submitted that there was no need to go to the Selection Committee before taking disciplinary action against Verma. Nariman and others opposing the Centre's decision took the stand that action against the CBI chief can be taken only by the high-level panel, comprising the PM, leader of the opposition and the CJI, involved in the selection process. The hearing also saw Asthana's counsel and senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi taking the stance that a direction be passed to take the CVC enquiry report against Verma to its logical conclusion. Rohatgi, who was Attorney General before Venugopal, told the SC that Asthana was a whistleblower in the case, but was painted by the government with the same brush and sought a direction to the Centre that it should take the CVC's preliminary inquiry against Verma to a logical end. HC says no to Shah's Rath Yatra Secretly filmed in shower, US woman sues Hilton for $100mn nEwYork GLAM Thought for the day in July 2015 while taking a bar exam after graduating from law school. She was recorded, fully nude, while taking a shower by a hidden video camera, the 19-page lawsuit claims. But she was blissfully ignorant until September 2018, more than three years later, when she received an email saying "this is you right?" with a link to the video on a porn site published with her full name. places to make the public aware in both districts. Posters of Musa had earlier been put up in the frontier districts of Gurdaspur and Amritsar in November following similar reports that he could be hiding in Punjab. Musa, who heads the terrorist outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH), a cell of Al-Qaeda, in Kashmir Valley is said to be well, acquainted with places and people in Punjab. He was a student in an educational institution in Punjab's Mohali district, adjoining Chandigarh, from 2010 to 2013 before joining the militant ranks. He had succeeded Burhan Wani as the chief of the terrorist organisation Hizbul Mujahideen following Wani's death in an encounter with security forces in Kashmir in July 2016. Calcutta High Court on Thursday refused permission to the BJP for holding a 'Rath Yatra' in Coochbehar, which was to be flagged off by the party president Amit Shah on Friday, after the West Bengal government refused to allow the event saying it may cause communal tension. The BJP decided to put on hold Shah's proposed rally and the Rath Yatra, saying it will wait for the final order from the high court, which will now hear an appeal by the saffron party on Friday morning. Single bench judge Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty directed that the LS polls: BJP mulls fielding Madhuri from Pune seat Mumbai: BJP is planning to field Bollywood actor Madhuri Dixit-Nene from the Pune constituency in the 2019 LS elections, party sources said. In June this year, BJP chief Amit Shah had met the actor at her residence in Mumbai during his party's 'Sampark for Samarthan' programme and briefed her on the achievements of the Modi government. A senior state BJP leader told PTI on Thursday that her name has been shortlisted for the Pune Lok Sabha seat. "The party is seriously considering giving candidature to Madhuri in the 2019 elections. a responsible and it will obey the court order. bJp ispreparation for partyRath"Our entire the Yatra program is complete. Shah is also ready to come tomorrow. KailaSh ViJaYVaRgiYa rally stands deferred till the next date of hearing on January 9 and observed that the prayer of BJP for permission for it cannot be granted at this stage. Appearing for the state, Advocate General Kishore Dutta told the court that the rally will create communal disharmony and submitted to the judge a report in a sealed cover, which he said delineates apprehensions of disturbance to peace and communal disharmony by intelligence agencies. The court directed superintendents of police of all districts in West Bengal to file a report before the court on holding of Rath Yatras, peremptorily by December 21, after hearing all the district presidents of BJP. Immediately after the order was passed, lawyers for the BJP went to the chamber of Chief Justice Debasish Kargupta and prayed for constitution of a special bench for hearing its appeal on Thursday evening as the normal court hours had ended for the day party lawyer , Phiroze Edulji said. coNtd. oN p10 Miscreants attack RPF cops, run away with AK-47 rifle FP nEwS SErVicE Ujjain A gang of miscreants allegedly ran away with AK-47 rifle of a Railway Protection Force (RPF) jawan at railway track near Barnagar on Wednesday night. Two RPF personnel were injured in the incident which took place near Badnagar, about 50 km from here, said Ujjain SP Sachin Atulkar. As per reports, the RPF jawans were on patrol duty along railway track at Barnagar. They had been tasked to keep an eye on copper and aluminum wires lying on track side for ongoing elec- Injured RPF cop trification work. The cops saw 10 people loitering around about and asked them to stop. The miscreants tried to run away . However, the cops managed to nab one of them, identified as Bhagwansingh Tokara (35). As the patrol team started interrogating Tokara about his other accomplices, "The miscreants pelted stones at them, in which two jawans sustained minor injuries. In the melee, AK-47 rifle of one of them fell down. It had 20 rounds loaded," Atulkar said Talking to Free Press, ASP Pramod Sonkar said that SP Sachin Atulkar, ASP Antarsingh Kanes, and SDOP Shersingh Bhuriya inspected the crime scene. He said owing to gauge conversion and electrification work, the cops were tasked with protecting materials including copper wire, aluminum wire and iron. coNtd. oN p10 15,000 deaths due to potholes, says SC Unacceptable that such a large number of death takes place on roads due to potholes: bench he Supreme Court on termed as 'uTaccidents causeddeathThursday 15,000 people nacceptable' the of nearly in by potholes in the last five years and said the number was probably more than those killed on the border or by terrorists. This indicates that the authorities concerned are not maintaining the roads properly a bench , headed by Justice Madan B Lokur said. "It is unacceptable that such a large number of death takes place on roads due to potholes," said the bench, which also comprised Justices Deepak Gupta and Hemant Gupta. The bench perused a report filed by the SC Committee on Road Safety headed by former SC judge , Justice KS Radhakrishnan, which said 14,926 persons had died in road accidents due to potholes from 2013 to 2017 across the country "It is almost . 15,000 deaths in five years, probably more than those killed on border or by terrorists," the bench said, adding, "These are govt figures". The bench asked the Centre to file their response on the committee's report after consulting all states and posted the matter for hearing in January Advocate . Gaurav Agarwal, assisting the court as amicus curiae in the matter, said the committee has filed a report on the issue following the SC's direction and consulted all the states. He said the data on death in such accidents was based on the figures of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. The bench observed that many authorities like the municipal corporations, NHAI, concessionaires working with them or the state road depart- ments would be responsible for these deaths as they were not maintaining the roads. Referring to the number of deaths, the bench said, "This is absolutely a very high number and indicates that concerned authorities whether they are municipal corporations, state governments, NHAI and others are not maintaining the roads". The bench also observed that no compensation was paid to the victim's family in such cases and legal representatives of the deceased have to "live with the unforeseen tragedy due to lack of concern shown by the authorities". While hearing a matter related to road safety in India, the bench had also said that persons who have lost their lives as a result of accidents caused due to potholes should be entitled to compensation. It had asked the SC Committee on Road Safety to look into this "very serious issue" and file a report before it. The court is also dealing with issue of compensation paid to the victims of hit-and-run and road accidents. It had also raised the issue of deaths in accidents due to potholes on roads.