r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 RnI no. 38281/83 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 27.4 C.9.6 C. Sunrise: 07: 07 Sunset: 05: 53 HUMIDITY Morning : 53 Evening : 40 vol. XXXvI no. 208 | IndoRe IndoRe | FRIday | JanuaRy 4, 2019 | Pages 14 | ` 3 NATION Compassion is seeing other people without losing your Inner Calmness. Master Choa Kok Sui Sir, now time for a press conference: Shatrughan jabs PM www.freepressjournal.in EDIT Jaitley fires salvos at Rahul GLAM Thought for the day How Ranveer stays grounded Nath changes tune, restores singing of Vande Mataram oppn BJP terms it 'victory' Our Staff repOrter BHOPAL The Kamal Nath government has taken a U-turn in its decision to stop reciting of Vande Mataram on the first day of every month by government employees at Mantralaya. Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Thursday decided to start 'Vande Mataram' in a new form. The decision to stop recitation of National Song had attracted nationwide protest. The BJP had also decided to raise this issue at national level. Party's national president Amit Shah even tried to involve Rahul Gandhi in this issue. Following pressure from party high command, Nath issued the orders. "Under the new programme, the police band will start a march from Shaurya Smarak at 10.45 AM playing tunes of patriotic songs to reach Ballabh Bhawan along with local citizens and a minister ." Government officers, employees and It is a victory of people of the state. The Nath govt succumbed to their patriotism. The BJP would continue to oppose such anti-people policies of govt. l ShIvraJ SINgh ChouhaN Former ChIeF mINSITer public would also join the band on its reaching Vallabh Bhawan, where they will recite Vande Sabarimala protests: Violence mars bandh News Brief Delhi LPG blast triggers building collapse, 6 dead New Delhi: Six people were killed Thursday after an LPG cylinder blast in a building in West Delhi's Sudarshan Park triggered its partial collapse, police said. The fire dept received a call at 8.48 pm and 8 fire tenders, along with ambulances, were rushed to the spot, they said. Three militants, jawan killed in Tral gunfight SriNagar: Three militants and a soldier were killed on Thursday in a gunfight in Tral area in Pulwama district. Police said bodies of the slain militants had been recovered from the site. "Believed to belong to Hizbul Mujahideen, the exact identity of the militants is being ascertained," a police said. One of the three soldiers injured at the start of the gun battle succumbed to injuries in hospital. Achhe Din starts for MP Police Bhopal: 'Achhe Din' has started for police personnel in Madhya Pradesh, with the government announcing a weekly day off from Thursday. For the first time, around 8,000 police personnel took leave on Thursday. The Congress in its manifesto had promised weekly off for the over-worked police personnel and within a month of assuming power they have implemented it. 266 arreSTed, 334 taken into preventive custody THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As many as 266 people have so far been arrested in connection with the violent protests staged by Rightwing groups in the last two days after two women of menstruating age entered into the Sabarimala temple, police said on Thursday A . group of 334 people were taken under preventive custody they added. , As the state continued to witness massive violence due to the hartal called by Hindu outfits, the police launched a special drive, 'Operation Broken Window' to take action against those indulging in violent protests, they said. The state is on a boil since Wednesday when two women-- Bindu and Kanakadurga in their 40s trekked Ayyappa temple and offered prayers early Wednesday The dawn to . dusk shutdown called by Sabarimala Karma Samithi and the Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad led to violent protests, never seen in the state's history . Bajrang Dal leader finally held for Bulandshahr murder agencieS Lucknow BJP activists take out a protest march against entry of 2 women into Sabarimala temple of Lord Ayyappa, in Kochi, on Thursday. APEX COURT DECLINES URGENT HEARING Supreme Court refused urgent hearing moved by against chief Tahecontempt petitionon Thursdaytwo womenfor closing theof priest of Sabarimala temple and its authorities shrine after two females of menstruating age group entered it, breaking a centuries-old tradition. AIDWA OBJECTS TO PURIFICATION RITUAL Democratic Women's expressed to purification rituals The All Indiastrong objection twothe Association has carried out by the priests after women of menstruating age visited the Sabarimala temple, calling it "demeaning" as it projects women as "impure" and "unclean". Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj, the prime suspect in the killing of police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh during mob violence in December in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, was finally arrested on Thursday . Yogesh Raj was caught after a tip led a police team to his hideout in Bulandshahr. Raj is the district coordinator of Bajrang Dal and was wanted for inciting the crowds over alleged cow slaughter at Sayana in Bulandshahr, which led to the murder of the Inspector and a civilian, Sumit. Another prime accused in the murder, Kalau, was arrested on Tuesday He had al. legedly hit Singh on his head with an axe. The weapon has also been recovered. Prashant Nat, who is already in police custody is accused , of shooting the Inspector after he fell injured. Senior Superintendent of Police Prabhakar Chowdhary said Kalau revealed that the Inspector was first hit on his head by an axe and then shot. Computer interception circular: SC no to urgent hearing agencieS New Delhi The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to give an urgent hearing to a PIL challenging the union government's notification authorising 10 central agencies to intercept and monitor any computer system. The court merely said "as and when required" after the PIL was mentioned for urgent listing before a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul. The petition was filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma against whom the apex court had earlier in another case imposed a cost of Rs 50,000 for filing a PIL against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over an ton-trick 3 convicted for BBC journalist's murder KaBul: A court here has convicted three men for the murder of a BBC journalist who was shot dead in Afghanistan's Khost province in April last year, officials said on Thursday. One of the convicts was given death sentence while the other two were given jail terms, Attorney General's office spokesman Jamshid Rasouli told Efe news. He said the hearing of the case was held this week in the antiterrorist court of Bagram prison. Mataram followed by National Anthem. People would also be encouraged to sing the National Song. The Chief Minister and his cabinet colleagues would also take part in this event. The recitation of Vande Mataram and Jan Gan Man would take place at the divisional and district headquarters too on the first day of every month. Former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has termed the decision of the government as victory of people of the state. He said the Nath government suc- issue related to the Reserve Bank of India's(RBI) capital reserve. When the advocate sought an urgent hearing of his PIL against the notification on interception of computers by probe agencies, the bench asked him whether he had complied with the apex court's December 7 order of depositing Rs 50,000. When Sharma said he has LS Speaker suspends 21 TDP, AIADMK MPs agencieS New Delhi Pujara hits ton in Sydney test on Thursday. deposited the amount, the bench told him, "We will see. As and when required we will list the matter." However, the lawyer made a brief submission claiming there have been largescale illegal surveillance of computers, including that of the members of the judiciary and their family, and other prominent personalities. Contd. on P10 For the second day running, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday acted tough suspending 21 members of the TDP and AIADMK for four consecutive sittings for causing "grave disorder" by tearing papers and throwing them towards the Chair. The Speaker's action came as members of the two parties were agitating near the Speaker's podium shouting slogans in support of their demands like special status for Andhra Pradesh and against the proposed dam on the Cauvery river in Karnataka, issues on which they have been protesting ever since the start of the session. On Wednesday the Speaker sus, pended 24 AIADMK members for five days for creating disorder. The House could not complete the Question Hour as there was pandemonium and the Speaker adjourned it till noon. The situation was no different when the House resumed and Mahajan issued a warning and suspended 19 members of both the parties for four days. "You have come to the well of the House and you are abusing the rules by persistently and wilfully obstructing the business. 82% start-ups didn't get benefit of Central scheme: Report agencieS New Delhi Around 82 per cent of startups in the country are yet to receive any benefit under the Centre's Startup India initiative, a report said on Thursday . "Only 18 per cent start-ups and SMEs (small and medium enterprises) in the next poll claimed to have benefited from the Startup India Mission. This means that a huge 82 per cent start-ups or SMEs felt that they did not receive any benefit from the highly publicised scheme," said the LocalCircles Annual Startup Survey 2019. LocalCircles, a community social media platform, conducted the survey among over 15,000 start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs in the country it said. The Startup , India initiative was launched in January 2016 with an aim to support the growth of start-ups in the country by providing incu- bation, funds and tax exemptions among other benefits. Further, bringing the glare back to the "angel tax" issue faced by start-ups, the sur- vey showed that about 32 per cent start-ups received multiple notices from the Income Tax Department in 2018. "The angel tax has not made the life of an entrepreneur any easier with many SMEs and start-ups receiving income tax notices this year," the report said. "32 per cent said they had received multiple notices while six per cent said they had received one notice. 62 per cent said they did not receive any notices." The issue of tax notices to start-ups received public gaze after several start-up founders took to social media after receiving tax no- tices. This led to the government ordering the Income Tax (IT) Department on December 24 not to take coercive measures to recover the outstanding angel-tax dues. The order issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said the matter was under consideration and directions were issued to the IT Department not to take any coercive measures to recover the outstanding demand till further instructions. cumbed to the patriotism of people. Chouhan said the BJP would continue opposing such antipeople decisions of the government. Chouhan further said that he would reach Mantralaya on January 7 with the BJP legislators and public as decided earlier and sing Vande Mataram. Chouhan said Nath should tell us whether it was his decision to stop 'Vande Mataram' or it was intention of Rahul Gandhi. Meanwhile, Congress media coordinator Narendra Saluja said people would take part in recitation of National Song. MLAs disrupting House proceedings won't get allowance GOVT to tighten noose around unruly MLAs nitenDra SHarMa BHOPAL The state government is contemplating on a proposal to block allowance to the legislators who disrupt proceedings of the House. The department of legislative affairs has sent a proposal in this regard to Chief Minister Kamal Nath. Soon, a bill would be tabled in the House to block allowance to the MLAs disrupting proceedings. Congress in its 'Vachan Patra' had stated that the MLAs who disrupt House proceedings would not be given any allowance. For the compliance of 'Vachan Patra', a bill would be brought in the House to amend the Act related to salaries and allowances of MLAs. An MLA currently gets a daily allowance of Rs 1500 during Assembly session. The decision of govern- ment is said to build pressure on MLAs, especially those from Opposition, who create commotion in the House. The opposition in the present state Assembly is quite powerful. The ruling party has 114 MLAs while the BJP has 109 MLAs. During the BJP government, an amendment in the Act related to salaries and allowances of the MLAs was made and it was provisioned that MLAs would be paid daily allowance subject to his presence in the House. The provision for not giving allowance to MLAs for disrupting House proceedings has come up for the first time. Meanwhile, the BJP MLAs said the move was meant to silence the Opposition. "We would not tolerate the government taking any antipeople decisions and MLAs keeping mum fearing payment of their allowance." MLA Rameshwar Sharma said the Congress would never be able to silent the voice of MLAs. UNCLE HELD FOR RAPING NIECE IN CITY Our Staff repOrter Indore A man was arrested for raping a Class VI girl student in Chandan Nagar area late on Thursday. The girl was terrified by the accused so much so that she took almost two weeks to report the matter to her parents. Chandan Nagar police station in-charge Rahul Sharma said a case under various section has been registered against 30-year-old, Shahzad for raping his minor niece! The victim stated in her complaint that the incident took place around 8 pm on December 21, 2018 when she was alone at home and her parents were out for some work. The accused reached home on the pretext of meeting her parents. He later raped her. He also threatened her of dire consequences if she spilled the beans. The victim used to go for tuition classes to accused’s wife. The incident came to light when the victim stopped attending her tuition classes. Following her absence, the accused's wife and her tution taecher questioned the victim... after which she divulged the truth on Thursday. After this, a case was registered against the acused at 9.30 pm. The accused uncle was detained by police on Thursday night itself. Police are investigating into the case further.