RnI no. mpeng/2010/35815 r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 40.8 C.22.2 C. sunrise: 06: 11 sunset: 06: 45 Thought for the day vol. 9 no. 294 | BhoPal | thuRsday | aPRIl 11, 2019 | Pages 14 | ` 3 www.freepressjournal.in EDIT modi worsE Than hiTlEr, allEgEs KUmaraswamy misUsing CoUrT ordEr A JOLT TO MODI GOVT ON RAFALE DEAL SC allows use of 'leaked' papers in review plea AGeNCieS new delhi News Brief 900 artistes vouch for 'mazboot sarkar' new delhI: Over 900 artistes and people from the field of literature on Wednesday appealed to fellow voters to vote without pressure and prejudice, and elect a "mazboot sarkar" (strong government), not a "majboor sarkar" (helpess government), in the wake of challenges like terrorism. beating the heat leaderspeaK The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the preliminary objections raised by the Union government and as a result, will hear the Rafale review petitions on merits. The court will also look into the published documents. The court rejected the Centre's claim of privilege over the three documents that were annexed by former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, journalist Arun Shourie and lawyer Prashant Bhushan in their plea. "We deem it proper to dismiss the preliminary objections raised by the Union of India questioning the maintainability of the review petitions... "... we hold and affirm that the review petitions will have to be adjudicated on their own merit by taking into account the relevance of the contents of the three documents, admissibility of which, in the judicial decision making process, has been sought to be questioned by the respondents in the review petitions," said the judgment by CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul. Justice KM Joseph, in his separate but concurring judgment, said: "...the case does not strictly involve in a sense the claim for privilege as the petitioners have not called upon the respondents to produce the original" and pointed out that "the state does not take objection to the correctness of the contents the congress chief was ‘burdened with ‘bofors sins’ of his late father (rajiv) and therefore, is accusing others of corruption. n the rafale judgment is a ‘setback’ for the nda government at the centre. n day Of celebratiOn: rahul i want to thank the sc. the entire country is saying chowkidar committed theft. it is a day of celebration that the sc has talked about justice," rahul gandhi said in amethi, where he filed his nomination papers to contest for the fourth time. some days ago, the pm said in an interview that the sc had given a clean chit. today the sc made it clear that it suspects corruption is involved. i have been saying that modi and anil ambani need to be investigated. i am happy that what i have been saying for months, that pm modi has stolen iaf funds and given anil ambani rs 30,000 crores, sc has accepted it and will investigate it," rahul gandhi said. cOntempt Of cOurt, says sitharaman defence minister nirmala sitharaman accused rahul gandhi of contempt of court, saying he misquoted the top court. sitharaman said the court order was limited to whether it should consider the documents the government said were illegally obtained by petitioners.”rahul gandhi has completely showed his frustration by saying what the court had not said,” sitharaman said. "the congress president probably doesn't read even half a paragraph of the court's order, but here, saying the court has said 'chowkidaar chor hai' it is verging on contempt of court... he may be brazen enough to claim what he claims without any proof, but today what he said was gross contempt of court," the minister said. of the documents". The three documents, over which the Centre had claimed privilege, are an 8page note June 1, 2016 written by three members of the Indian Negotiating Team on the Rafale deal; Note 18 of the Defence Ministry marked secret under the Of- ficial Secrets Act; and Note 10 written by Defence Ministry's Deputy Secretary on November 11, 2015 and marked secret under the Official Secrets Act. Sinha, Shourie, and Bhushan had annexed three documents with their two pleas - seeking the review of rs 3,000 cr e-tendering scam EOW books politicians & officers temp watch 0 Bhopal Indore UjjaIn 41.2 C 40.10C 410C Modi shines due to make-up:• HDK BengalUrU: In a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said he applies "make-up" to keep his face "shining" "@narendramodi wakes up every morning, applies make-up or wax to get a shine on his face and sits in front of cameras," tweeted Kumaraswamy. OUR STAFF RePORTeR Bhopal Three days after I-T raids on CM’s confidantes, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) registered a case against unidentified officers of five departments and politicians into Rs 3,000 e-tendering scam that took place during BJP regime. Director General EOW, KN Tiwari said that tampering was detected in nine tenders of five departments, including PWD, PHE, water resources department, Jal Nigam, project implementation unit and road development department. Contd. on P10 pM MODI mOdus Operandi there were two digital signatures. One of department head and another of mpsedc and tcs officials. the tampering was possible only at these two ends. the dg said that signatures were either stolen or shared for tampering. eOw will probe involvement of the then officials and politicians. D rAJA, CpI LeADer the layers of corruption in rafale scam are now out in the open. the entire structure of lies built by pm is in tatters. modi used to hide behind a selfpronounced clean chit by the supreme court. n COnGreSS i am delighted by the sc verdict dismissing centre's ‘peculiar argument’ on admissibility of privileged documents. n Arun ShOurIe modi should apologise for repeatedly lying inside and outside parliament and misleading the country and the defence minister should resign n MAyAwAtI modi and his govt have compromised national security for corruption & cronyism in an important defence deal. n SItArAM yeChury the court's December 14, 2018 judgment giving a clean chit to the government in the decision-making process and an application alleging perjury against government officials for misleading the court and suppressing material information relating to the Rafale deal. Alpesh Thakor quits Congress AhmeDAbAD tampering tenders of five department were found tampered with in primary investigation. the tampering was done into three tenders of Jal nigam, two of pwd, two of water resources department, one of mp road development corporation, one of pwd and one of piu was done. cOmpanies in the dOcK Quotes of companies, awarded the tender were tampered with to award them the contract. most of the tenders were awarded to gujarat-based companies, including sirothia belji private limited, gVpr company hyderabad, max mentena limited mumbai, hume pipe limited mumbai, madhav infra project limited bhopal. ramumar narwani limited bhopal, software company Osmo it solution private limited company, bhopal GLAM NATION The purpose of all religions is to teach how to clean the ecology of the heart by transforming arrogance to humility, hatred to love, and greed to compassion His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj Coming soon: Vidya as indira gandhi? 91 Lok Sabha seats go to polls today AGeNCieS new delhi Ninety-one Lok Sabha constituencies spread across 18 states and two UTs, including all in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, will go to polls on Thursday in the first-phase, with Nitin Gadkari, Kiren Rijiju and VK Singh among several Union ministers in the fray. In Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim and Odisha, assembly polls to 175, 32 and 28 Andhra, Sikkim and Odisha to also see assembly polls seats, respectively, will be held simultaneously in the first phase. Voting for 543 Lok Sabha seats will be held in seven phases: April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. Counting will be done on May 23. In Andhra Pradesh, strong anti-incumbency, caste and corruption are the major factors that could determine the outcome of the elections to Lok Sabha and the state assembly as over 3.93 crore voters get to exercise their franchise. Imran endorses 2nd term for BJP, fuels political slugfest BETTER chance of peace, says Pak PM AGeNCieS islamabad Pakistan's Premier Imran Khan has said he believes there may be a better chance of peace talks with India and settle the Kashmir issue if Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party BJP wins the general elections. India will go to elections in 7-phase beginning from Thursday. "Perhaps if the BJP wins, some kind of settlement in Kashmir could be reached," Khan told foreign journalists in an interview. He said other parties would be afraid of Rightwing backlash in case of settlement on the Kashmir issue. Khan said Kashmir was the central issue between the two countries. India maintains that the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of the country and Pakistan is in illegal occupation of a part of the state's territory. With mother Sonia Gandhi and sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra by his side, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday filed his nominations for the Amethi Lok Sabha seat at the Collectorate here. Rahul was also accompanied by Priyanka's husband Robert Vadra and their two children to send a message that the entire family gives much importance to the Congress bastion, the party leaders said. The 3-time Congress MP will take on Union Minister and BJP nominee Smri- AGeNCieS new delhi Congress president Rahul Gandhi flanked by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, her husband Robert Vadra and their children, embark on a roadshow, before filing the nomination papers in Amethi ti Irani in the election in virtually a direct contest as the SP-BSP-RLD alliance in UP has decided not to field a candidate from the seat. This time, the Congress president is contesting a second seat, Wayanad, in Kerala where he had filed his papers on April 4. The Election Commission has stopped the release of PM Narendra Modi, a biopic on the Prime Minister, till the end of national elections on May 19. The commission said that any biopic “which has the potential to disturb the level playing field during the elections should not be displayed in the electronic media”, effectively banning the screening of the film, just a day before its release, coinciding with the start of elections. The commission, in its order outlining its decision, said it was vital that “the power of media is not used in such a manner water is a daily struggle in banganga FP NewS SeRviCe Barwani Police in Barwani district arrested Trinamool Congress (TMC) district president Durgesh Rana for killing a monkey on Wednesday . The incident took place in the afternoon at Ramkuleshwar locality when Rana shot dead a monkey using his air gun. After the incident, large number people reached the spot and started protesting against Rana. Local police and forest department team also rushed to the spot and brought Rana to the police station. Hasan Zaidi Local residents said that a group of monkeys were resting on a wall in front from Rana’s residence on Wednesday noon. Rana, who appointed as TMC district president, took out his air gun and shot one of the monkeys. The simian died on the spot. Condemning the act, many villagers gathered in front of the accused’s residence and demanded his arrest. Forest Ranger MS Mori said that a case has been registered under relevant sections of Wildlife Protection Act against Rana. “We are waiting for the autopsy report and based on that further action would be taken against Rana,” Mori added. Pak choice of PM clear: Left the left parties lashed out at modi over comments made by his imran Khan in support of the bJp and said with this statement has made it clear who pakistan wants as india's next pm. which affects the general conduct” of the elections. It also said that any complaints on this matter will be examined by a panel headed by a retired Supreme Court or High Court judge. Lalu denied bail; No danger, you are convicted: SC New Delhi Water is scarce at Banganga’s Narwal in Indore. Arrival of a tanker sees people rushing with pipe and cans to get water for daily use. With mercury level on the rise, it has become a daily exercise for locals Pix: Pintu namdev The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the bail plea of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav in multi-crore fodder scam cases. A bench headed by Chief Justice Rajan Gogoi said it is not inclined to enlarge Yadav on bail in the cases. The bench rejected Yadav's arguments that he has been in jail for 24 months, saying in comparison to the 14year sentence awarded to him 24 months was nothing. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Yadav said there were , no recoveries and no demand and the only major offence under which he was convicted was conspiracy The bench . said merits of the case will be decided by the high court. "At present, we are only hearing the bail appeal," it said. The CBI had vehemently opposed in the apex court the bail plea of Yadav, saying the ailing leader suddenly claimed to be "fully fit" to undertake political activities in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Deeply regret Jallianwala Bagh, says PM May in British Parliament lONDON Didi’s man held for killing monkey in Barwani pdp president mehbooba mufti said that like imran Khan she too is hoping that modi will start a dialogue with islamabad if he gets re-elected. Order applies tO namO tV tOO Prominent OBC leader from Gujarat and MLA Alpesh Thakor quit the Congress Wednesday . Earlier in the day, Gujarat Kshatriya Thakor Sena, an outfit floated by him, decided to sever its ties with the Congress. It also asked Thakor to resign from the Congress. Speculation was rife that Thakor may quit the Congress as he was unhappy with the local party leadership. Though he was keen to contest from Patan Lok Sabha seat, the Congress chose former MP Jagdish Thakor. waves. The image shows the boundary between light and dark around a black hole, called the event horizon - the point of no return, where the gravity of the black hole• becomes so extreme that nothing that enters can ever escape. Hope dialogue begins: PDP namo tV, the 24-hour channel promoting prime minister narendra modi and the bJp ahead of the lok sabha polls that begin on thursday, can't be on air while the code of conduct is in place, election commission sources said, referring to the panel's order stopping the release of a biopic glorifying the prime minister. for first time NEW DELHI: Scientists have finally captured the first direct image of a supermassive black hole. The highly anticipated cosmic portrait belongs to the black hole at the center of Messier 87, the largest galaxy we know of, about 54 million light-years away . The new image comes from the Event Horizon Telescope, a network of 10 radio telescopes spread across the planet and functioning as if it were a single receiver, one tuned to high-frequency radio PM allied with Pak: Cong the congress said pakistan has now ‘officially allied’ with modi and a vote for him would mean a vote for the neighbouring country. Khan's design and wish will never come true as people will defeat modi in this election as they never allow forces that perpetuate and propagate hatred and division in the country. No Modi biopic till end of polls: EC Rahul files nomination from Amethi Black hole clicked AGeNCieS amethi Respond: Omar tells Modi national conference (nc) vice-president Omar abdullah said modi will have to answer for imran Khan's "endorsement" for his second term as pm. Theresa May on Wednesday described the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar as a "shameful scar" on British Indian history but stopped short of a formal apology sought by a cross-section of Parliament in previous debates. In a statement, marking the 100th anniversary of the massacre, at the start of her weekly Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, she reiterated the "regret" already expressed by the British Government. In reSpOnSe, Opposition Labour party Leader Jeremy Corbyn demanded that those who lost their lives in the massacre deserve a "full, clear and unequivocal apology for what took place" The massacre took place in Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar on Baisakhi in April 1919 when the British Indian Army troops, under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer, fired machine guns at a crowd of people holding a pro-independence demonstration. According to the British government records, 379 people, including men, women and children were killed and around 1200 injured in the firing. "The tragedy of Jallianwala Bagh of 1919 is a shameful scar on British Indian history. As Her Majesty the Queen (Elizabeth II) said before visiting Jallianwala Bagh in 1997, it is a distressing example of our past history with India," she said in her statement.