r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 www.freepressjournal.in RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 31.5 C.15.6 C. Sunrise: 06: 40 Sunset: 06: 34 HUMIDITY Morning : 53 Evening : 40 Thought for the day NDA will marginally fall short of majority but form govt EDIT Son in fray, doubts about daughter GLAM Sri Sri ravi Shankar vol. 9 No. 266 | Bhopal | MoNDay | MaRch 11, 2019 | pages 14 | ` 3 NATION Beauty has no utility, because beauty is not a “means,” it is an end in itself. Inheritance is about good values... 7-phase Ls poLLs fRom apRiL 11 l Counting to take place on May 23 l 90 crore to exercise franchise l 843 lakh new voters l 150 lakh in the age group of 18 to 19 years ElEctions to assemblies of Andhra, Arunachal Pradesh, sikkim & odisha will be held simultaneously Wedding card urges guests to vote for Modi in LS polls AgEnciES New Delhi News Brief Sabarimala temple to open on March 11 ThiruvananThaPuraM: TheSabarimala temple will open for the annual temple festival for 10 days, starting from March 11. A release issued by the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which administers the shrine, said that head priest KandararuRajeevaru would preside over the temple opening ceremony. The festival will end on March 21. Indian team's visit to Pak for Indus River inspection postponed new DeLhi: Amid heightened tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad, a reciprocal visit by the Indian team to Pakistan for inspection of projects in Indus river basin this month has been postponed, senior officials said Sunday. During the 115th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission held in Lahore from August 29-30, 2018, both the commissioners had agreed to undertake the treaty-mandated tours of the Indus basin on both sides, the official said. No survivors as Ethiopian Airlines crashes with 157 aboard BiShofTu: A Nairobibound Boeing 737 crashed six minutes after an earlymorning takeoff from Addis Ababa on Sunday, killing all 149 passengers, including four Indians, and eight crew on board, Ethiopian Airlines said as world leaders offered condolences to distraught next-of-kin. Lok Sabha elections will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19, the Election Commission announced on Sunday setting a two-and-half monthlong process for people to either vote in the Narendra Modi-led dispensation once again or choose an alternative. Counting of votes in 543 constituencies will be taken up on May 23, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora told a press conference, formally beginning the election process and declaring that the Model Code of Conduct for parties and governments has come into force with immediate effect. Once the Model Code of Conduct comes into force, governments cannot take policy decisions or announce new projects in the run-up to the elections. Assembly elections will also be simultaneously held in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim while the demand of parties for Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir has not been accepted due to security considerations, Arora said at the media conference flanked by ECs Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra. The Assembly elections in these four states will be held on the day the states choose their Lok Sabha representatives. By-elections to 34 Assembly seats in 12 states, including 18 constituencies in Tamil Nadu, which could decide the fortunes of the ruling AIADMK, will be held simultaneously . In the last Lok Sabha polls, held over nine phases, the BJP under Modi got a CEC Sunil Arora along with ECs Ashok Lavasa (L) and Sushil Chandra (R) addressing press conference to announce schedule for forthcoming Lok Sabha elections at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Sunday EVMs to carry candidate pics to avoid confusion The EC on Sunday said the EVMs and postal ballot papers would carry photograph of all candidates to help voters identify the leaders in the fray. The EC said the provision for printing the candidate photographs will help avoid any confusion which may arise when candidates with similar names contest from the same constituency. The photograph will be printed on the EVM ballot units as well as on postal ballot papers, the EC said. For this purpose, the candidates are required to submit to the returning officer, their recent stamp size photograph as per the specifications laid down by the EC. 2019 phase - 1 phase - 2 aprIl 11 aprIl 18 91 97 Roadmap phase - 3 aprIl 23 115 phase - 4 aprIl 29 71 phase - 5 phase - 6 may 06 may 12 51 59 phase - 7 may 19 59 Counting on May 23 MP goes to poll from April 29 ◗ Model code of conduct comes into force ◗ Chhindwara by-poll to be held on April 29 OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL electIon process of mp In 4 phases Electoral process in MP will be taken up phase wise. Dates for issuing gazette notification, last date of nomination, date for scrutiny of nominations, last for withdrawal of candidature and polling will vary according to the respective phases. The Model Code of Conduct came into force in Madhya Pradesh also, with announcement of poll dates for Lok Sabha elections on Sunday . It would remain in effect till May 27. Over 5.14 crore voters of will choose 29 Members of Parliament in polling which will be held in four phases in MP. Elections in MP starts from phase four and conclude with seventh and last phase of election schedule with voting on May 19. Elections for six Parliamentary Constituencies (PC) Sidhi, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Mandla, Balaghat and Chhindwara will be held in first phase, (ECI’s fourth phase) that will go to polling on April 29. Assembly by-election for Chhindwara assembly too will be held along with Lok Sabha election on April 29. In second phase (ECI’s fifth phase) elections for 7 PCs: Tikamgarh, Damoh, Khajuraho, Satna, Rewa, Hoshangabad and Betul, will be held on May 6. Eight PCs: Morena, Bhind, Gwalior, Guna, Sagar, Vidisha, Bhopal and Rajgarh will go to poll in third phase (ECI’s sixth on Important dates May 12. Lok Sabha elections for the nation will conclude with the seventh and the last phase. In MP, eight constituencies: Dewas, Ujjain, Mandsaur, Ratlam, Dhar, Indore, Khargone and Khandwa will go for voting on May 29. Counting will be done for all parliamentary constituencies on May 23 across the nation. Computer Baba is Narmada River Trust chairman OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL Controversial God man Namdeo Das Tyagi aka Computer Baba has been appointed as Chairman of Narmada Kshipra and Mandakini River Trust. Computer Baba hit the headlines when he played ‘sacred games’ with Shivraj led BJP government. He started a fierce campaign known as Narmada ghotala yatra against the government but his views changed after he was accorded minister of state by Shivraj government. However, he resigned later. He was appointed was appointed a member at Narmada Campaign Awareness Committee and given minister of state (MoS) status. He had organised a 6 week Narmada Ghotala Yatra from April 1 to May 15 and mobilised hundred of sadhus before assembly elections. On March 31, Shivraj government issued orders for appointment of Computer Baba and four other sadhus as members of special government committee made for conservation of river Narmada. On April 3 he was accorded status of Swami Subhudanand made chairman of Mandir Salahkar Samiti The government is proving out to be no different than the previous government and is following saffron agenda with same intensity- owing to Lok Sabha elections. Private assistant to Shankarachrya Sawmi Swarupanand Saraswati, Swami Subudhanand has been made chairman of mutt mandir salahkar samiti. The government has formed this committee to resolve various issues related with regulation of mutt and mandirs. There are several disputes related to properties of several temples and trusts besides issues of encroachment. The advisory committee will suggest amicable solution for it. This will work under newly constituted adhyatm vidhag (department for spirituality). minister of state but resigned on October 8. Later when Shivraj announced formation of Gau Mantralaya, Baba had suggested formation of Narmada Mantralaya. Siwan: a marriage invitation card urging guests to vote for Prime Minister narendraModi in the general elections as a wedding gift has become the talk of the town in Bihar's Siwan district. ashok Singh, a resident of Siwan Kala village, printed the message on the envelope of his daughter's marriage invitation card, sources said. "To bless my daughter and in the interest of the country, please cast your votes in favour of Prime Minister narendraModi in the upcoming LokSabha polls," the message on the card read. asked about the reason behind his appeal, Singh said: "There is no other objective except for the nation's interest." Computer Baba had political ambitions right from the beginning. Earlier he had contested the Lok Sabha election on an Aam Aadmi Party ticket in 2014. His kept shifting loyalties. single-party majority of 282 seats for the first time, which was also the first for any party in 30 years. The 17th Lok Sabha polls will be held on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. In the first phase, 91 seats spread across 20 states and union territories Andhra Pradesh (25), Arunachal Pradesh (2), Assam (5), Bihar (4), Chhattisgarh (1), Jammu and Kashmir (2), Maharashtra (7), Manipur (1), Meghalaya (2) Mizoram (1), Nagaland (1) Odisha (4), Sikkim (1) Telangana (17), Tripura (1), Uttar Pradesh (8), Uttarkhand (5), West Bengal (2), Andaman and Nicobar (1) and Lakshadweep (1). A total of 97 seats in 13 states and a union territory will go to polls in the second phase on April 18 - Assam (5), Bihar (5), Chhattisgarh (3), Jammu and Kashmir (2), Karnataka (14), Maharashtra (10), Manipur (1), Odisha (5), Tamil Nadu (39), Tripura (1), Uttar Pradesh (8), West Bengal (3) and Puducherry (1). coNtD. oN p10 PM seeks people's blessing to return to power As the EC announced the schedule for Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Modi said the BJP-led NDA seeks people's "blessings again". "Guided by 'sabka saath, sabka vikas', NDA seeks your blessings again. We spent the last five years fulfilling basic necessities that were left unfulfilled for 70 long years," he tweeted from his personal handle. Time to throw out 'most dictatorial govt' in history: Kejriwal Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said it was time to throw out the Modi dispensation, "the most dictatorial and anti-federal" government in the history of India, with the help of the people. "Ultimately back to 'We the people' -- the real power of our democracy. Time to throw out the most dictatorial and anti-federal govt in the history of India. Cong welcomes LS election schedule Claiming that victory will be of the truth, the Congress welcomed the declaration of the Lok Sabha election schedule, saying the party along with the united opposition will defeat and dethrone the Modi government from power.