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 29.4 C.12.4 C. Sunrise: 06: 42 Sunset: 06: 32 HUMIDITY Morning : 37 Evening : 40 vol. 9 No. 263 | Bhopal Bhopal | FRIday | MaRch 8, 2019 | pages 16 | ` 3 NATION “Best way to practice witness-state is not to criticize others.” her holiness Mataji Nirmala Devi Inform date of meeting within 10 days: SC to AG www.freepressjournal.in EDIT Rafale: Don’t blame messenger aMID NEw REquEST TO BaN JaISH-E-MOHaMMaD CHIEF MaSOOD azHaR UN rejects Saeed's plea on list of banned terrorists agENciES New Delhi In a significant development, the United Nations has rejected an appeal of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind, to remove his name from its list of banned terrorists, government sources said on Thursday . Notably, the decision comes at a time when UN's 1267 Sanctions Committee has received a new request to ban Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar after the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. Pakistanbased JeM has claimed re- 121 DETaINED, 182 MaDRaSaS SEIzED ISLaMaBaD: Pakistan on Thursday said that law enforcement agencies took 121 people into preventive detention and seized 182 madrasas as part of its continuing crackdown on terror groups.The Interior Ministry said 121 people were taken into preventive detention in compliance with the National action Plan (NaP), according to Geo News. Pak denies visa to UN team for Saeed interview NEw YORk: Pakistan turned down the visa request of a uN team which wanted to interview Mumbai attack mastermind and Jamaat-udDawa chief Hafiz Saeed on his application for removing his name from the uNSC sanctions list, according to uN sources. BuT TENSION PREvaILS I n a clear indication that tension between India and Pakistan still prevails, the IaF on Thursday said it was in a high state of preparedness to pro-actively engage with any perceived threat from Islamabad. Citing a document of Pakistan’s civil aviation authority, the IaF said 11 entry and exit points located along Indo-Pak airspace were still closed. MP restores retention or exam policy for V & VIII oUR STaFF REpoRTER BHOPAL News Brief Soft loan of `12,900 cr for sugar mills okayed New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved funds amounting to Rs 2,790 crore towards interest subvention for extending a soft loan of Rs 12,900 crore by the banks to the sugar mills to boost ethanol production capacity. India to get third N-sub from Russia on lease New Delhi: Amid the ongoing tension with Pakistan, India on Thursday signed a $3.3b deal with Russia for leasing the third nuclear-powered Akula class attack submarine. UK NSA backs India on terrorism New Delhi: The UKs National Security Advisor Mark Sedwill spoke to his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval on Thursday and expressed solidarity with India in the aftermath of Pulwama attack. General promotions since 2011 The state government has decided to restore exams or the retention policy in the state for the class 5 and 8.According to gazetted notification, the government have amended the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009. Now regular exams will be conducted for the class 5 and 8 at the end of the every academic year. All students who secure the minimum marks prescribed by the Rajya Shiksha Kendra will be declared pass. Those failing in exam will be given additional teaching and opportunity of re-examination within a period of two months from the date of declaration of the result. Those failing in the second attempt will be retained in the same class. The state government withdrew 5th and 8th board exams in 2011 after implementation of the Right to Education policy. Students were promoted up to class 8. In 2017, the state decided to restore board exams but did not implement it fearing rise in dropout rate. Loans of SC/ST up to `1 lakh to be waived oUR STaFF REpoRTER BHOPAL Chief Minister Kamal Nath has decided to waive loan up to Rs 1 lakh taken by people of SC/ST category for small business. Nath said Tribal Finance and Development Corporation and Scheduled Caste Finance and Development Corporation would waive the loan. The decision would benefit 32,000 people. According to information, recovery in the loans given through Tribal Finance and Development Corporation and Scheduled Caste Finance and Development Corporation, is not taking place. The announcement of the government would waive the loan and also benefit the government in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. 2L students of 9th & above dropout every year tate has high dropout Slakh middle school (classratetoinOver comparison to other states. 1 1 8) students' dropout annually with girls outpacing boys. More than 2L students dropout annually in class 9 and above. Experts claim that retention policy would create fear among students and lead to rise in dropout rate. However, reformists are happy with the notification- they claim that in an era of competition, students should be made aware of exams from childhood. sponsibility for the strike. The UN decision to reject appeal of Saeed, also a cofounder of terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), came after India provided detailed evidence including "highly confidential information" about his activities, sources said, adding that the verdict of the global body was conveyed to his lawyer Haider Rasul Mirza earlier this week. Saeed, chief of UN-designated terrorist organisation Jammat--ud-Dawa (JuD), was banned on December 10, 2008 by the United Nations Security Council after the horrific Mumbai attacks in which 166 people were killed. Match-fixing between Modi & Pak over Pulwama: Cong leader Bhopal Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Thursday said his 76-dayold government got 'empty coffers', but it has since improved the state's financial health and worked for the people welfare, especially farmers. He expressed confidence his party would win 25 of 29 Lok Sabha seats in MP as the government has fulfilled 83 promises made in the manifesto. "We are done with 83 promises of the manifesto in 76 days," he said. "The others promises will be acted upon," he said, but did not mention the number of pending The state government has agreed to provide 106 acre to Airports Authority of India's (AAI) in lieu of the encroached land. The government has handed over 96.56 acres of land, which is adjacent to the existing land of Bhopal airport. Remaining 10 acre will also be provided. State government has utilized AAI land for various purposes including establishment of offices, public amenities and for rehabilitation of migrated Sindhi families. AAI director Anil Vikram Singh told Free Press, "Land Nine flights introduced in last 3 months Divisional Commissioner stressed on exploring avenues for coordination between Jet Airways (India) Limited and Etihad Airways for more flights from Raja Bhoj Airport. Soon, direct flights to Pune, Kolkatta, Patna and Lucknow are slated to be be started. Divisional commissioner Kaplana Shrivastava presided over meeting with AAI officials, airways companies executives, CII, MP Chamber of Commerce, Tour and Travels companies representatives. It emerged from the meeting that in last three months, nine flights have been introduced and by March end, 7 more flights are likely to be introduced. encroached by MP Government cannot be reclaimed. So we will surrender it to state government. In lieu of it, MP Government has agreed to provide us 106 acre plot." The Central Cabinet on Thursday approved the AAI proposal to surrender its claim on 106.76 acres of land which has been 'encroached'upon by the MP government. Bhopal airport to get bus connection from Fri Divisional commissioner also said, "A public transport bus service will start Alia has opinions Modi responsible for delay in Rafale: RaGa ATTEMPT to shift focus, says Govt NEw DElhi Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday alleged Prime Minister Narendra Modi was responsible for delay in delivery of Rafale fighter jets as he was holding ‘direct negotiations’ in the deal and asked why there was no investigation against him when the government was talking of probing others for theft of documents. Repeating his allegation of a "Rs 30,000 crore scam" in the Rafale deal, Gandhi also accused the government of manipulating institutions to ‘save’ Prime Minister Modi and said justice should be for all. The BJP hit back with union ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad alleging that Gandhi was resorting to "blatant lies", had more faith in Pakistan than in Indian forces and was getting Senior Congress leader B K Hariprasad on Thursday alleged ‘match-fixing’ between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan over the Pulwama terror attack, prompting the BJP to accuse the opposition party of ‘stooping to a new low’ and claiming that he spoke at the instance of Rahul Gandhi. "If you look at the chain of events that have taken place after Pulwama, it looks like Modi had a match-fixing with the Pakistani people," he said. His remarks drew condemnation from the BJP, which said the Congress leader has crossed all limits of decency by insulting the armed forces with such "obnoxious" remarks and that the party has no future under its chief Rahul Gandhi. At least one person was killed and 30 others were injured on Thursday when a grenade flung under a parked bus by a militant exploded at Jammu's main bus stand. The attacker was arrested within hours. Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh told re- promises. Nath, who is also the state Congress president, said "By tomorrow evening, loans up to Rs 2 lakh each of 25 lakh farmers in state would be waived. "Our aim to write off the remaining loans of 25 lakh farmers shortly he ," added. "Despite getting empty coffers from the BJP which ruled the state for 15 years we have bettered the finances and waived farmers' loans," he added. "I have given the account of my 76-day-old government and expect the previous state BJP government and also the Modi regime to give account of their 15 years and 5 years respectively ," Nath said. He claimed Modi would be unseated in the upcoming LS elections. In 2014 polls, the BJP had won 26 in MP, while Congress had bagged three only . from Airport to Bhopal city from Friday. Secondly, Indore-Bhopal-Khajuraho air connectivity will also be established." She said that AAI should ensure prices of food items within reach of passengers. 'Launch cargo service for farm produce' Bhopal collector Sudam Khade said, "More land will be allotted to AAI for parking and other purpose. Construction of green and safe road is underway from Airport to Bhopal city He said ." that cargo service should also be started for agriculture produce for national and international market. PM's rule like 'andher nagri, chaupat raja' ongress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that under his rule the situation in the country was like "andher nagri, chaupat raja" (unjust regime of a failed king). "First the Rafale money was stolen, now the file has been stolen. There should be an FIR against Modi ji instead of the media that found the theft. This is called 'andher nagri, chaupat raja'," he posted on the microblogging website in Hindi C more TRP in Pakistan. Jaitley also dubbed Gandhi's attack on Modi as an attempt to shift the focus due to people's "revulsion" towards the Congress party . Gandhi's attack came a day after the government told the Supreme Court that documents related to the Rafale deal have been stolen from the Defence Ministry . 1 killed, 30 hurt in Jammu blast, attacker held JammU MP to give 106 acre against encroached land oUR STaFF REpoRTER BHOPAL NEw DElhi Congress party on Thursday evening released its first list for the Lok Sabha elections, naming four candidates in Gujarat and 11 in UP While . Congress president Rahul Gandhi will contest from Amethi, his mother Sonia Gandhi will fight from Rae Bareli. Both Amethi and Rae Bareli are the Gandhi bastions in Uttar Pradesh. The list of 15 candidates does not include Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who had recently announced her political debut and was made the Congress’s General Secretary for UP East.• While senior leader Salman Khursheed will contest from Farrukhabad, where he had contested and lost in 2014, RPN Singh will contest from Kushi Nagar. The other leaders on the list for UP are Imran Masood from Saharanpur, Jitin Prasad from Dhaurahra, Annu Tandon from Unnao, Rajaram Pal from Akbarpur, Brij Lal Khabri from Jalaun and Nirmal Khatri from Faizabad. NEw DElhi State's financial health now better, says Nath FulFilled 83 promises made in manifesto Sonia, Rahul in Cong LS poll list; no Priyanka yet GLAM Thought for the day porters that police had arrested Yasir alias Arhaan of Kulgam district in the Kashmir Valley who had thrown the grenade. "He was caught while trying to flee from the explosion site," he said. The thunderous explosion occurred around 11.30 a.m. when the General Bus Stand, as it is known, was teeming with people. Inspector General of Police Manish Kumar Sinha said the grenade rolled under the parked bus that was headed to Uttarakhand. Salman will be brand ambassador of MP: Nath oUR STaFF REpoRTER Bhopal Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will soon be seen doing branding of Madhya Pradesh, said Chief Minister Kamal Nath here on Wednesday. Salman belonged to Indore and I had spoken to him on this matter twice, said Nath. Modi will not be PM after LS polls commenting statements leaders Nath,Congressof BJP on the about government losing power after Lok Sabha polls, said the results of Lok Sabha elections would come after May 15 but he would continue as Chief Minister whereas Narendra Modi would not be Prime Minister. Nath claimed that Congress will win 25 seats from the state in the Lok Sabha polls. “Salman would be in state from April 1 to 18 to promote tourism and heritage,” said Nath, addressing a press conference here. Nath said he had asked Salman during a conversation to do something for Madhya Pradesh as he also belonged to it. The code of conduct for Lok Sabha polls would be effective in April. The statement of Nath has hinted that Salman would also do campaigning for Congress during that period.