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 27.8 C.12.1 C. Sunrise: 06: 56 Sunset: 06: 24 HUMIDITY Morning : 53 Evening : 40 NATION Are you sure what you are saying is really correct? Master choa kok Sui vol. 9 no. 246 | BhoPal BhoPal | tuesday | FeBRuaRy 19, 2019 | Pages 14 | ` 3 SC to consider plea for urgent hearing of PIL against Art 370 www.freepressjournal.in EDIT Delhi Govt: Mostly noise, little action Pulwama attack mastermind among four gunned down agencies Srinagar A Pakistani JeM terrorist who plotted the suicide bombing on a CRPF convoy and an Indian Major were among nine people killed in fighting between security forces and militants that also left 10 security personnel, including a senior police officer and three Army officers, injured in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities said on Monday . In the biggest crackdown after the February 14 attack by a suicide bomber killed 49 CRPF troopers in Pulwama district, the security forces ringed a militant hideout in Pinglena village, just 10 km from the terror attack site, triggering a gun battle overnight Sunday which continued intermittently till Monday evening. A Major and three soldiers besides a civilian were killed in the initial burst of gunfire by the militants. The Army , the SOG and the CRPF fought back, killing three militants of the Pakistanbacked Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), one of them a Pakistani identified as Kamran. The soldiers who died were identified as Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, Hawaldar Sheo Ram and Sepoys Hari Major and three soldiers Martyred Time for talks with Pak over:PM New Delhi/Jaipur: As calls for retaliatory action over the Pulwama terror attack grew, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said time for talks with Pakistan is over while BJP chief Amit Shah asserted that the NDA government would not let the sacrifices of jawans go in vain. The assertions by the two top BJP leaders came on a day when the party's estranged ally Shiv Sena said it was time to "attack" Pakistan to seek revenge for the killing of 40 CRPF personnel , adding that the PM's assurance of taking the perpetrators to task should reflect in his actions. Union Minister of State for External Affairs Gen(retd) VK Singh said India will choose the time and place for retaliation and that it will be "properly planned and well thought of". "Any war, war-like or punitive action must be planned for success. It should be a cold act and nothing is to be done in a hurry," said Singh, a former Army chief. Swara wants change in the system Umaria resident held for hateful FB posts on Pulwama attack Umaria Mamata questions timing of attack Kolkata : West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Monday questioned the timing of the Pulwama terror attack, asking whether the government wanted to go to war when Lok Sabha elections were round the corner. She also accused the BJP and RSS of fomenting communal tension in the wake of the terror assault. "When polls are knocking on the door you are trying to stage a war... a shadow war. Amit Shah and Modi are delivering political speeches. Even after such a big mishap you do not resign taking responsibility and are instead delivering political speeches," she told a press conference. Security personnel arrive for the reinforcement during a gunbattle with the militants in which the top commander of the Jaish and Lethpora attack mastermind Kamran was killed along with his associate Hilal Ahmad at Pinglan area of Pulwama. GLAM Thought for the day Singh and Ajay Kumar. The second slain militant was identified as Bilal Ahmed Naik, a Kashmiri. The third militant's identity was not known. The security forces recovered the bodies of the militants and were carrying out searches in the area when some militants hiding opened fire, injuring DIG Amit Kumar, Brigadier Harbir Singh, a Lt Colonel, a Captain and five soldiers and a Sub-Inspector of SOG. Contd. on P10 A 20-year-old man was arrested for allegedly making objectionable comments about the CRPF jawans killed in the Pulwama attack and uploading an image of the Pakistan flag on his Facebook account in Madhya Pradesh, police said Monday . Monti Khan, a resident of Birsinghpur in Pali town of Umaria district, was arrested on Sunday after a complaint was received and a probe was initiated by the police's cyber squad, said Superintendent of Police Asit Yadav. Yadav said the man was produced before a local court and had been remanded in judicial custody . Pali police station in charge Ashok Kumar Jha said a resident named Sonu Vishwakarma filed a complaint against Khan following which the action was initiated. "Khan made objectionable comments about the CRPF martyrs of the Pulwama attack and also uploaded a picture of the Pakistan flag on his Facebook account," Jha said. Monti was arrested under section 153 (provocation with intent to cause riot), 153 (A) (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language etc) and 153 (B) (offence of promoting disharmony) of the Indian Penal Code, he informed. 'Police firing in Mandsaur was for self-defence' Cong had raised issue while in oppn oUr sTaFF rePorTer BHOPAL The Congress, which made a big issue of police firing on farmers in Mandsaur during the Assembly polls, has now termed it as 'valid' after coming to the power in the state. Home Minister Bala Bachchan, in his written reply to a question raised by MLA Harsh Gehlot, said the police action was valid and they followed standard procedure and they did it for self-defence and protection of private and public property . Earlier, the Congress had claimed that the firing was done on farmers but Bachchan on Monday informed the House that it was done to control the violent mob. Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Shravan Bhandari, following the legal process, had ordered for fire. Retired justice JK Jain has been conducting a probe into the firing incident. Bachchan's reply has given clean chit to the police in firing incident. The Congress had grilled the BJP government on this issue. Congress national president Rahul Gandhi had come to Mandsaur after the firing incident and held a rally. Rahul had said that he would ensure punishment to the guilty after coming to power. The reply of Home Minister in the House clearly shows that the government is not in a mood to punish anyone on the incident. BJP-Shiv Sena to contest Lok Sabha, Assembly polls jointly agencies Mumbai News Brief Ruling allies BJP and Shiv Sena, whose relations have been strained for quite some time, on Monday announced a tie-up for the coming Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly elections. The BJP will contest 25 seats and Shiv Sena 23 of 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra. The two parties will contest equal number of seats, along with their Morari Bapu announces Rs 1L for martyrs' kin luckNow: Spiritual leader Morari Bapu has announced financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh each to the families of the martyred CRPF jawans in the recent terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement issued here, Bapu said, "Over 40 jawans of the CRPF lost their lives in a cowardly terror attack. I pay my tributes to the martyrs." SC refuses to allow Vedanta to reopen Sterlite plant New Delhi: In a setback to Vedanta Ltd, the Supreme Court Monday set aside the NGT order that allowed opening of the mining major's Sterlite Plant in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, which was at the centre of massive protests over pollution concerns. The top court, however, gave the liberty to the company to approach the high court against the closure orders of the Tamil Nadu govt and its state pollution control board. People burn an effigy and posters of Imran Khan in Prayagraj Truck hits auto in Ashoknagar, 6 dead ashoknagar Six people, including two women, were killed when a speeding truck hit an auto-rickshaw in Ashoknagar district of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Monday. The mishap took place around 10 pm on Sunday when the victims were returning from a marriage function in Karila village, Dehat (rural) police station incharge Rohit Dubey said. While the auto-rickshaw was near Banaye Haveli village on Vidisha road, the truck hit the three-wheeler, killing all its occupants, including two women and the driver, he said. The truck driver fled from the spot after the incident, he said. A case was registered against the truck driver under relevant sections, Dubey said, adding that a search was on to nab him. other allies, in the elections for the 288-member state Assembly, due this year. In a joint press conference with BJP chief Amit Shah and Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said public sentiment was that the two parties should come together. The BJP and Sena alliance will win at least 45 of the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, Shah said. Crores of workers of BJP Close shave for 40 passengers THE BUS catches fire near Sendhwa FP news service Sendhwa Passengers on a bus from Indore to Pune watched in horror as it engulfed in flames near Sendhwa town of Barwani district on Sunday night. No one injured in the mishap as all the passengers were timely evacuated. According to Sendhwa police, the incident took place in Hans Travels bus near Badi Vijasan Ghat on A-B National Highway No 3, about 16-km from Sendhwa town at 1.30 am and at that time, all the passengers were asleep. It was the driver who first witnessed the fire. Fearing some untoward incident, he immediately parked the bus on roadside and asked passengers to get down from bus. Within a few min- 16 cr Indians consume alcohol: Survey Chhattisgarh, Tripura, Punjab, Arunachal and Goa have highest prevalence of liquor agencies New Delhi At the national level, about 14.6 per cent (16 crore) people (in the 1075 age group) consume alcohol with Chhattisgarh, Tripura, Punjab, Arunachal Pradesh and Goa having the highest prevalence of liquor use, a recent government survey has found. HIC, HIC! Q 2,00,111 households were visited in 186 districts Q 4,73,569 individuals were interviewed Q Around 1.18 crore Indians in the 10-75 age group use sedatives (non-medical, non-prescription use) Q 4.6 lakh children and 18 lakh adults need help for inhaler use After alcohol, cannabis and opioids are the next commonly-used substances in the country, the survey has found. Among those dependent on alcohol, one in 38 reported some form of treatment, while one in 180 reported getting in-patient treatment or hospitalisation. Conducted by the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry in collaboration with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the survey titled "Prevalence and Extent of Substance Use in India" was conducted in all the 36 states and Union territories. At the national level, 2,00,111 households were visited in 186 districts and a total of 4,73,569 indi- SHARADA CHit FunD SCAM CS, DGP, Kolkata police chief refute CBI charge of obstruction in probe new Delhi utes, the entire bus was engulfed in flames. Some passengers lost their luggage kept in the rear side space of the bus. After the incident, police reached the spot and began investigation. Bus driver Rafiq Khan of Gwalior said 40 passengers were present in the bus and all are safe.Khan said he first saw the fire in the engine. Before it's too late, he asked all the passengers to leave the bus. He said that they tried their best to douse the fire but it was too late. viduals were interviewed, the report stated. About 2.8 per cent of Indians (around 3.1 crore) reported having used some cannabis product in the last 12 months. At the national level, the most commonly used opioid is heroine (used by 1.14 per cent of the people surveyed), followed by pharmaceutical opioids (used by 0.96 per cent of the people surveyed) and opium (used by 0.52 per cent of the people surveyed). About 1.08 per cent (around 1.18 crore) of Indians in the 10-75 age group use sedatives (non-medical, non-prescription use). At the national level, an estimated 4.6 lakh children and 18 lakh adults need help for inhaler use, the survey found. and Sena wanted the alliance between the two parties, Shah said. The Sena is the oldest ally of BJP, he added. The Ram temple has been the common thread for alliance between BJP and Shiv Sena, Thackeray said. It has to be built at the earliest, he added. BJP and Sena are parties with national ideology which have come together in wider public interest, Fadnavis said. In principle, both the parties are pro-Hindutva, he added. The West Bengal government and police refuted the CBI allegations in the Supreme Court on Monday that they obstructed investigation into the Saradha chit fund scam cases, with the state cops asserting the Central agency forcefully tried to enter the Kolkata police commissioner's house on Feb 3 without valid papers. Chief secretary Malay Kumar De, DGP Virendera Kumar and Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar filed separate affidavits in the SC on the contempt plea moved by the CBI in connection with the scam and tendered "unconditional and unambiguous apology" for alleged disobedience of the court. They maintained that the state govt and police at no point of time obstructed investigation nor any official denied cooperation to CBI. They opposed the petition against them in which CBI alleged that they were tampering with evidence and not complying with the SC's various orders relating to the probe by asserting that there was a need for directions to the probe agency not to make any vague allegations without substantial and cogent evidence. India battles Pak in ICJ, says Jadhav's detention unlawful The hagUe Against the backdrop of the Pulwama terror attack, India battled Pakistan in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by asserting that the trial of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistan did not meet minimum standards of natural and human rights and urged the court to declare that his detention since 2016 for espionage was "unlawful" and order his release. India also insisted on consular access for Jadhav, a former naval commander awarded death sentence by a Pakistani military court in 2016 in an alleged espionage case, and accused Pakistan of denying him diplomatic access despite 13 reminders. Appearing on behalf of India, eminent counsel Harish Salve accused Islamabad of committing serious violations of various provisions of the 1963 Vienna Convention and other laws and protocols. After 750 mn, hacker puts 93 mn more users' data on sale san Francisco The hacker who earlier stole and posted data of close to 750 million users of various popular websites on a Dark Web marketplace has now put up the third set of nearly 93 million hacked databases for sale. According to a report on zdnet.com late Sunday, the hacker this time is selling an additional 93 million user records from eight companies, including GfyCat which is a popular GIF hosting and sharing platform. "The hacker is selling each database individually on Dream Market. Together, all eight are worth 2.6249 bitcoin, which amounts to roughly $9,400," said the report. The stolen information mainly includes account holders' names, email addresses and passwords. The hacker, who goes by the name Gnosticplayers, earlier posted a batch of 16 websites containing the data of 620 million users and a second batch of eight portals with the data of 127 million users, that included 18 million user records from travel booking site Ixigo and 40 million from live-video streaming site YouNow. The hacker aims to sell over one billion user records and then disappear with the money . His current total stands at roughly 840 million records. "New leaks are coming, including one from a cryptocurrency exchange," the hacker told ZDNet.