Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023 INDORE BHOPAL UJJAIN MUMBAI PUNE ) "!(+ ( ") )$&!' )$' ( 8 7 8 & !' %"!$ '' $ ( * #! & $&" ! % (&$! & ' " & # &' %#* %#! '. " # " ! " % !% & (! %/ " # " ,#" ! " % ( & $ + + " # % & '% ! " % " " + ' " % ( & "' %" ' #" )' ' & %! " "'#& " % '#% " % # % * ' ' * "" %& # % % && " ' $#' "' " #!$ ' ' #" ' % % && #(& ! " % ( # (! % " # % & '% & ,#" ) % $ & (% & '* '#% $% " % && % ) " % " " ' %& ( & ' % #" (%& + - Have not leaked anything to media, police tell Delhi HC Delhi Police on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that they have not leaked any material to the media in relation to its probe in the FIR against climate activist Disha Ravi for her alleged involvement in sharing a toolkit backing the ongoing farmers' protest. The court was hearing Ravi's plea to 126 test +ve in city Number of positive cases of Covid-19 has increased over 100 again after 41 days. As many as 126 patients tested positive out of 1,894 sample reports received on Thursday Over 100 cases . was recorded on January 9 when 145 were tested positive. Rate of positive patients was recorded at 6.65% and the total number of positive patients reached 58490. No death was reported due to which the total number of deaths remained 927 so far. According to the bulletin released by the CMHO, reports of total samples received till Thursday was 8,16,480. As many as 1,755 samples were tested negative on Thursday . Department has taken 1973 more samples for testing including 1575 for RTPCR. As many as 483 patients are getting treatment in various hospitals of the city Total 57,080 patients . have been discharged so far. restrain police from leaking to the media any probe material in relation to the FIR lodged against her. The submission was made before Justice Prathiba M Singh by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the police. The court asked the police to file an affidavit containing its submission that it has not leaked any material relating to the investigation to the media. Since there were no counsels representing the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) and some of the media houses named in Ravi's petition, the court issued notice to them and said it will hear the matter on Friday . The petition has also sought to restrain the media from publishing the content or extract of any private chats, including those on WhatsApp, between her and third parties. Ravi said she is "severely aggrieved and prejudiced by the media trial surrounding her arrest and the ongoing investigation, where she is being viscerally attacked by the respondent 1 (police) and several media houses". Cong leaders clash over bandh call A meeting of the Congress party to chalk-out strategy for Saturday’s half-day bandh turned ugly when two leaders clashed at the party office in the presence of former minister PC Sharma, on Thursday Son . of DCC president Anil Mishra and Congress leader Dhamendra Rai were involved in the clash. When the meeting was initially started, both Mishra and Rai were sitting together. When the question came about closing of shops, Rai pointed at Mishra and asked whether Mishra’s liquor shop will also be closed’. On this both of them had heated arguments which turned into a clash. Former mayor Vibha Pa- tel and others tried to pacify them but nobody paid attention to their pleas. After much rumpus, finally they calmed down and just after that the meeting was dissolved. When asked, media coordinator Narendra Saluja refused such ‘ruckus’ occurred between the two Congress leaders. He claimed: ‘It is a work of Opposition, which wanted to kill harmony of the party and wanted to create confusion’. RAIL ROKO STIR She claimed that her arrest from Bengaluru on Feb 13 by a Cyber Cell team of Delhi Police was "wholly unlawfully and without basis". She also contended that in the present circumstances, it was "highly likely" that the general public will perceive the news items "as being conclusive as to the guilt of the petitioner (Ravi)". "In these circumstances, and to restrain the respondents from further violating her privacy her reputation, and , her right to a fair trial, the petitioner is moving present petition," the plea has said. Her petition has alleged that investigative matters have been leaked to the media and the press briefings by the police are "prejudicial" and "grossly violative of her right to a fair trial and presumption of innocence". I-T sleuths raid 20 premises of Cong MLA Daga The income-tax department sleuths on Thursday raided business and residential premises of Congress legislator and businessman Nilay Daga. According to sources, the business of Dagas is worth Rs 1,000 crore. The I-T sleuths have come across several irregularities during the initial probe of the records. The evidence, the income-tax department has laid their hands on, may bring to light tax evasion worth crores of rupees. It happened for the first time in the state that the incometax department raided the premises of a legislator. Apart from Nilay the resi, dential and business premises of his three brothers Neeraj Daga, Shreyansh Daga and Kaushik Daga were also raided. The retail price of regular petrol also breached the Rs 100 per litre mark in state’s many districts on Thursday The fuel rates were in. creased for the tenth day in a row. Price of regular petrol went past Rs 100mark in fourteen districts of the state including Rewa, Dindori, Umaria, Sheopur, Shahdol, Satna, Neemuch, Panna, Chhattarpur, Chhindwara, Shivpuri, Burhanpur, Balaghat and Alirajpur on the day . Anuppur district was the first to have breached the mark in the state. In the next few days other districts would follow the cue. In Bhopal, petrol costs Rs 98.96 per litre. While the premium petrol, which attracts high- Puducherry Lt Guv asks CM to prove majority on Feb 22 The Congress government in Puducherry will have to prove its majority in the assembly on February 22 with Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday ordering the floor test, hours after assuming charge vowing to function in accordance with the Constitution. The development came days after a ruling party MLA resigned, becoming the fourth to quit the assembly since last month, bringing down the numbers of the Congress-DMK alliance to 14 in the 33member House with an effective strength of 28. Soundararajan, the Telangana Governor handed additional charge of the UT on Tuesday following the removal of Kiran Bedi, issued the direction to Chief Minister V Narayanasamy after the opposition, which also has 14 MLAs, petitioned her, saying the government has been reduced to minority and it should prove its strength on the floor of the assembly. ' '(' (-#.0( (- -3//30 $5 , 0( '$./30 ' '#.+ 2$$,3"' -'' 22 0/30 ''(-#5 0 '(4/30( 30' -/30 + &' 2 -# +(0 )/30 er taxes, had crossed the 100 mark a few days back, the regular petrol price following the same pattern crossed the figure in 4 dis- tricts on Thursday . Diesel and petrol rates were hiked for the tenth day in a row. Global oil producers have to ease production cuts since higher prices are impacting demand in Asia’s third largest economy Madhya . Pradesh levies 33 per cent plus Rs 4.5 a litre and 1 per cent cess on petrol. On diesel, it charges 23 per cent plus Rs 3 per litre and 1 per cent cess. Petrol pump dealers Association president Ajay Singh said, “In Madhya Pradesh, retail price of regular petrol has breached Rs100 per litre barrier in many districts. Earlier, the retail price of premium petrol had crossed Army joins search for missing people A team of army personnel on Thursday joined search and rescue operation of three missing persons of the Bansagar canal bus accident in Sidhi district. The SDRF, police and district administration till date recovered 50 bodies from canal water while one died in the hospital. Three people are still missing and to search them, the district administration has called the army from Jabalpur. The SDRF team does not have suitable equipment to enter the tunnel and search for the missing persons. The army team joined the SDRF team and went into the tunnel equipped with oxygen cylinders, search lights and other diving equipment. On Thursday, the team did not get any clue about the missing people. Now, the joint team will start search operation on Friday morning. 04(-# (1'5 * 0, 0$1(#$-2 .% 3*()' 0 2' 5 1 &.(-& 5(2' '(1 ".31(- 1(12$0 1'.# (1'5 * 0, 2. 2- 2. //$ 0 (2'$ $6 , ,$1' (1'5 * 0, 0$1(#$-2 .% 2- !32 #.,("(+$ .% (' 0 $ 5 1 &.(-& 2. !0(-& '(1 1(12$0 %0., '$0 (- + 51 '.31$ 1(232 2$# (- (' 0 $ !. 0#$# 2'$ (++ % 2$# !31 2. " 2"' 2'$ 20 (- %0., 2- 2. 0$ "' (' 0 .&$-#0 ' 0, 5 1 &.(-& 2. ).(- 2'$ /0(4 2$ ! -* !32 -.5 '$ (1 ,(11(-& Rs 100 per liter but now even the regular petrol is being sold at Rs 100.” The rising crude oil prices during the last few weeks are hurting the fragile global economic recovery due to significant demand contraction, which might even mirror the impact of COVID-19 in its initial stages. The price-sensitive consumers are affected by rising petroleum product prices. It also affects demand growth, which could potentially impact the delicate aspirational economic growth trajectory not just in India but in other developing countries as well, Ajay Singh added. METRO MAN JOINING BJP In a shot in the arm for the BJP in the upcoming Kerala Assembly elections, ‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan on Thursday announced his decision to join the party . He is likely to do so during the party’s Vijay Yatra, which gets kicked off on Sunday in the run-up to the polls due in May . Modi has bent backwards to accommodate the 88year-old Sreedharan, as the party has an age cut-off of 75 years, under which veterans like Advani and Joshi were shown the door. The ‘Metro Man’ told reporters from his hometown Malappuram that only formalities remain and he is amenable to contesting the election, if the party wants. "I have been living in Kerala for last 10 years, since my retirement. I have seen different governments come and go but they have all been found wanting. I am joining the BJP to be able to contribute my mite, using my experience," he said, explaining why he opted for the BJP . Gowtham goes to CSK for Rs 9.25 cr All-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham was on Thursday bought by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the ongoing mini-auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) opened the bidding for Gowtham at his base price of Rs 20 lakh but was eventually picked by CSK for Rs 9.25 cr. Star wicket-keeper batsman Mohammed Azharuddeen was sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs 20 lakh. Uncapped player Shahrukh Khan was bagged by Punjab Kings. Shahrukh had his base price of Rs 20 lakh but he went to Punjab Kings for Rs 5.25 crore. Delhi Capitals, RCB, and Punjab Kings all made the bids for him, but in the end, the winning bid was made by Punjab Kings. Rajat Patidar was sold to RCB for Rs 20 lakh while India spinner Piyush Chawla was picked by Mumbai Indians for Rs 2.4 cr. Bangladesh bowler Mustafizur Rahman was sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1 crore while New Zealand pacer Adam Milne and Australian all-rounder Nathan CoulterNile were picked up by Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.2 crore and Rs 5 crore respectively . Indian pacer Umesh Yadav was bought by Delhi ' ' % Capitals for Rs 1 crore and Sheldon Cottrell, Alex Carey, Sam Billings, and Kusal Perera all went unsold. Meanwhile, South African all-rounder Chris Morris became the most expensive player at an IPL auction after he was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 16.25 crore. Clean chit to ex-CJI Gogoi; charge was part of ‘plot’ ! %& # %! % #% " & ' #"& # % * + '% (% " ' % %#&& ' #("'%+ + " !% '& % &'% ' #" (%& + %# # !#"&'% ' #" The Supreme Court on Thursday once again absolved the then Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of the charge of sexual harassment of a staff member posted at his residence. A Bench of Justices S K Kaul, A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian accepted the report of a committee headed by former Apex Court judge A K Patnaik holding that a conspiracy cannot be ruled out in the sexual harassment charges levelled against Justice Gogoi in April 2019. The Patnaik committee report said it could be because of the tough stand taken by the then CJI on judicial and administrative matters. In its order, the court said Justice Patnaik acknowledged a wider conspiracy behind the sexual harassment charges levelled against retired CJI Gogoi. Justice Patnaik said he did not have the mandate to probe the conspiracy as already a 3-judge committee headed by Justice Sharad A Bobde had given a clean chit to Justice Gogoi. The court noted that an Intelligence Bureau report submitted to the Justice Patnaik committee had stated that some people were unhappy with Gogoi because of his tough stand on finalisation of NRC-Assam and this could have been part of the plot to defame him. The Justice Patnaik committee is also reported to have said that Gogoi's tough decisions to streamline the top court's registry could also have led to the hatching of the conspiracy "Two . years have passed and the possibility of recovery of electronic evidence is unlikely . The three-member committee headed by CJI SA Bobde has already submitted a report. Suo motu, the case is closed and proceedings are disposed of. There is no requirement to keep the case going on”, the court said in its order closing the case.