r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 `3 r RnI no. 38281/83 free press t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE Quality at Value - vol. XXXvII no. 86 | IndoRe | fRIday | sePtembeR 4, 2020 | Pages 12 SoCIAl DISTANCING oUR VACCINe TIll CoVID CURe ARRIVeS: HeAlTH MINISTRY Pg --7 oUr STaFF rePorTer BHOPAL News Brief DELHI BARS TO REOPEN There is good news for tipplers in the national capital. Bars will reopen from September 9 on a trial basis, the AAP government confirmed on Thursday. Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has given his assent to the proposal. With the loosening up, hotels, restaurants and clubs in Delhi will be able to serve liquor, subject to rigorous conditions. For one, the establishments must be located in non-containment zones. Also, wearing of masks will be mandatory on the premises; besides, bars and pubs will only be allowed to operate at 50 per cent seating capacity. The use of hand sanitizer will also be a must while availing of these services. The trial period will last till September 30. Establishments found violating these guidelines will be sealed. The relaxation has come even as there is a spurt in the corona virus cases. FAMOUS DHABA STAFF TEST + VE Even as the national Capital is loosening up, there is alarming news. Sixty-five staffers of the famous Sukhdev Dhaba in Haryana's highway hub Murthal have tested positive for coronavirus. As a precaution, the dhaba has been closed for two days and is being sanitised. The Dhaba is a big draw for motorists on the GT Road, on-campus students in Jindal University and foodies from the NCR region. Sukhdev is one of the largest dhabas in Murthal and also doubles up as a hotel and a venue for weddings. WALK-IN COVID TEST IN PUNJAB Given the general scare and the aversion for swab tests, especially among people in rural areas, the Punjab government has decided to make the process easier. The state has decided to allow free walk-in COVID-19 testing in government hospitals and mobile vans, and similar testing for a nominal cost not exceeding Rs 250 by private doctors and hospitals. Those who want their result immediately can also opt for rapid antigen test (RAT), while RT-PCR test will also be available. Punjab will explore similar arrangements for rapid antigen test by pharmacists and chemists, on the lines of private hospitals and doctors, the state government has said, reports NDTV. In a suspected case of human sacrifice, a 50-year-old man allegedly beheaded his wife to please a deity (Kul Devi) and buried the body in his house in Singrauli district, police said on Thursday . edit PARlIAMeNT SeSSIoN SeNDS +Ve SIGNAl Pg --6 The incident took place on Wednesday in Basauda village, located about 25 km from the district headquarters. The accused was arrested on Thursday after his two sons alerted the police, district Additional Superintendent of Police Pradeep Shende said. “I am myself interrogating the accused to get to the bottom of the case.” “According to the statements of his two sons, it appears the man killed his wife out of superstition," Shende added. According to reports, the accused believed that human sacrifice was a must to end family's misery . Badian SHO Arun Pandey said that accused Brijesh Kewat beheaded his wife Bitti Kewat to appease his Kul-Devi on Wednesday evening. He further said that earlier during the day, the couple had a quarrel and later around 2.30 am he killed his wife with sharp-edged weapon and buried the head and torso separately India has to keep eye on two fronts: Rawat FP neWS Service NEW DELHI/LEH India faces the threat of coordinated action along its northern and western fronts, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said on Thursday amid the ongoing , border standoff with China. He also cautioned that China’s economic cooperation with Pakistan in Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir along with continued military and diplomatic support mandates high levels of preparedness by India. He further said that India has conceptualised a strategy to deal with the coordinated action ‘‘on both our borders.’’ General Rawat was speaking at the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum. The candid assessment came even as the External Affairs Ministry told Beijing that the situation witnessed in the border areas in eastern Ladakh over the past four months is a "di- JaisHanKar tO attenD sCO: Replying to a question on whether external Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will travel to Moscow to attend a meeting of the SCo foreign ministers on September 10, Srivastava said "yes". The Shanghai Cooperation organisation is an eight-nation regional grouping that includes China and India. CHina DePlOYs Militia: Meanwhile, it is understood China has deployed five militia squads for rapid response at the disputed line of Actual Control in eastern ladakh. "Militia is basically a reserve force of the Chinese's People liberation Army. They are deployed during war time situations and help the PlA in its military rect result" of actions taken by China, which were aimed at unilaterally ef- Give India another opportunity to appoint lawyer for Jadhav A high court in Pakistan on Thursday directed the federal government to give India “another opportunity” to appoint a lawyer to represent death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav as it adjourned hearing for a month. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) took up the case of appointment of lawyer for Jadhav to hear the review of the death sentence given to him by a Pakistani military court. Jadhav, the 50-year-old retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of "espionage and terrorism" in April 2017. Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan told the court that to comply with the orders of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Pakistan granted consular access to India, however, it has not replied to Pakistan's offer to appoint a operations," said a senior government officer. air FOrCe CHieF visits airBase: even as the standoff continues, Air force chief RKS Bhadauria visited frontline air bases in the eastern Air Command and reviewed the operational preparedness of the combat units. General in laDaKH: General Manoj Mukund Naravane is also on a two-day visit to ladakh to review operational preparedness. He is expected to visit forward locations. CHina seeKs MeetinG: in the first signs of a thaw, wei Fenghe, the Chinese Minister of national Defence, requested a meeting with Defence Minister rajnath singh on Friday. Both singh and Fenghe are in Moscow for the key shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting. PaKistan COurt tO GOvt iSlamabad lawyer for him. According to the short order issued after the hearing, Khan told the court that Jadhav was informed about the judgment of the ICJ and his rights under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations as well as IHC orders on the appointment of his defence counsel. The Attorney General told the court that he was informed by the officials of the Government of Pakistan that Jadhav has reiterated his earlier stance and has preferred to pursue the remedy of clemency instead of invoking his right under the Ordinance of 2020. Khan told the court that India was duly informed of the proceedings of the court held on August 3, but its response is awaited, according to the order. The court raised questions about the efficacy of the case and judgment if India or Jadhav were not ready to avail the opportunity of review. Contd. on P8 fecting change in the status quo of the region. Contd. on P8 Khap panchayat forces man, woman to bathe publicly to wash off sins JaiPUr A Khap panchayat, an unelected council of village elders, recently penalised a man and woman from the Sansi Community in Rajasthan's Sikar district by making them bathe publicly to wash their alleged 'sins'. The nephew and aunt who were allgedly involved in an 'illicit' relationship, were asked to deposit Rs 31,000 and Rs 22,000 respectively by the Khap panchayat as penalty before they were allowed to return to the social fold. On Tuesday, Sansi Samaj members submitted a memorandum to the Superintendent of Police, demanding stringent action against the khap panchayat. They said that the guilty should be put behind bars, the amount collected by the woman given back to her and those who gathered at the site booked for flouting social distancing norms. Sikar SP Gagandeep Singla, meanwhile, said that a probe is underway and the team is recording villagers' statements. "Also, we are trying to get videos or pictures of the incident," he added. Contd. on P8 Mosque will be open to women, non-Hindus KancHan SrivaSTava LUCKNOW The proposed mosque in Ayodhya, which is to be constructed by the UP Sunni Waqf Board, would have a contemporary design with no element of Babri Mosque woven into it, the consultant architect SM Akhtar has said. The mosque, an Indo-Islamic cultural centre and a library have been planned on five acres of land at the 290c. 220c Sunrise : 06:10 Sunset :06.42 tHougHt foR tHe dAy www.freepressjournal.in BJP MPs will star in raMleela Two BJP MPs -- Manoj Tiwari (Delhi) and Ravi Kishan (Gorakhpur) -- who double up as actors, are likely to play Angad and Bharat in a magnificent Ramleela planned at Ayodhya next month, sources say. While it is unclear who will play the lead roles of Ram and Sita, Hanuman has been finalised, sources said. Bindu Dara Singh, son of the legendary wrestler and actor Dara Singh who had played Hanuman in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, has been picked for this role. This would be the first big event after the bhoomipujan ceremony of the proposed temple here on August 5 at the hands of PM Narendra Modi. As the Sunni Waqf Board gears up for the environment-friendly Mosque construction, the Yogi government has urgently convened a meeting to discuss and take stock of the situation about developmental works in Ayodhya. Contd. on P8 outskirts of Ayodhya, which were given to the Sunni Waqf Board as per the Supreme Court order in the Ram Janmabhoomi title case. Prof SM Akhtar, who is the head of the Architecture Department at Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi, says, “The brainstorming over the design is on. But one thing for sure, it will have no vestiges of the past. Contd. on P8 If you make someone feel guilty about their mistakes, then you have not forgiven them. That guilt itself is a punishment. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji VIDYA TRolleD foR PRoTeSTING AGAINST RHeA’S VIlIfICATIoN Pg --10 Man beheads wife tO appease deity BURIES BODY in house before escaping, held WeAtHeR in puja room of their house. He later escaped from the scene. His two sons Manoj and Surendra Kewat tried to stop him but failed. Later, both the sons escaped from the house. However, when the police reached the spot, the duo narrated the incident and led the police to the place where the accused was hiding. A few days back, the accused had killed a goat and buried the carcass in the puja room to appease the deity, the official said. VACCINE DISTRIBUTION IN US ON NOV 1? Providence (US) The US Federal Government has told states to prepare for a coronavirus vaccine which will be ready for distribution by November 1. Until now, the timeline had raised concern among public health experts about an "October surprise" - a vaccine approval driven by political considerations ahead of a presidential election, rather than science. The health officials have been asked to work out now which groups to prioritize for a vaccine, identify providers who will administer vaccine, and take other steps. The vaccines are in two doses, and each is given a month apart. Experts, however, told the AP they did not understand how there could be adequate data on whether the vaccines work and are safe before November 1. Contd. on P8 PM Modi’s twitter account is HACKED FP neWS Service NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal website was hacked in the wee hours on Thursday . The hackers also posted tweets from the account asking for donations to a Bitcoin wallet, stating that the same will be contributed towards “PM relief fund for Covid-19”, or the PM-CARES that Modi has floated during the pandemic. The account in question -- @narendramodi_in. -- is linked to PM Modi’s personal website and has more than 2.5 million followers. Twitter said it was “actively investigating” the issue, and claimed that it did not have knowledge of other similar accounts being attacked. According to a report, the perpetrator behind the breach was a hacker group named ‘John Wick’, which claimed that it did not have any particular intention apart from clearing its own name in an alleged Paytm Mall hack from earlier this week. The last tweet from PM’s account was on August 31. The tweet has a quote of PM Modi from his monthly radio programme "Mann Ki Baat". Regular updates from the Prime Minister's speeches and other programmes are tweeted from @narendramodi_in. The incident comes after several Twitter accounts of prominent personalities were hacked in July . Hackers had then accessed Twitter's internal systems to hijack some of the platform's top voices, including US presidential candidate Joe Biden, former US President Barack Obama, billionaire Elon Musk, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, and used them to solicit digital currency . 279 c-cases in a day is a new recOrd oUr STaFF rePorTer Indore Indore reported highest positive case in a day after 279 tested on Thursday. Earlier, the highest cases in a day were 272, recorded on August 30. During the day, 3,264 samples were put to test and 279 of them returned positive taking rate of positive patients to 8.55% and number of cases to 14,031. As many as 2,972 samples tested negative on Thursday . Five deaths were also reported during the day taking toll to 411. According to the CMHO bulletin, 2,25,676 samples had been tested till date and 14,031 of them returned positive. "We have taken 867 more samples," acting CMHO Dr Purnima Gadariya said. Over 1000 cases in 3 days, hOspitals full City has recorded over 1,000 cases in just three days. The number of cases was over 13,000 on August 31 and the tally crossed 14,000-mark on September 3. With the increasing number of cases, most of the hospitals meant for treating Covid-19 patients are full, especially the ICU beds. Meanwhile, MGM Medical College administration admitted 10 junior doctors to Super Speciality Hospital on Thursday. They were admitted to the hospital as a part of dry run to check the facilities. As many as 3,960 patients are under treatment in various hospitals of the city. Total 9,660 patients have been discharged so far.