"# " Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 INDORE BHOPAL UJJAIN MUMBAI PUNE ' ! &( & !' '#$ % '#% & ! ! $ " # " Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the all-weather Atal Himachal Tunnel in Pradesh. The 9.02 km horseshoe-shaped two-lane tunnel links Manali to the Lahaul. Spiti Valley Addressing the public from the snow-clad Sissu , town of Lahaul valley PM Modi said that the tunnel will boost tourism and ease travelling. “It will connect the youth of this entire region with employment opportunities. Some people will run homestays, guesthouses, shops or become guides. Handicrafts, fruits and medicines will also get a boost.” He added that the tunnel will benefit the local farmers, horticulture, cattle-rearers, students and traders. “Earlier, people in areas like Lahaul-Spiti and others were left to struggle on their own. In recent years, work is being done with new thoughts," he said, in an apparent dig at the erstwhile UPA government. The completion of the Atal Tunnel is a key element in the Defence Ministry's attempts to make the entire 475 km-long Manali-Keylong, Leh highway used by the armed forces to reach forward areas in Ladakh bordering China and Pakistan, motorable almost round the year. # Telephone connections at every 150 mtrs for emergency communication Fire hydrant mechanisms at every 60 mtrs Auto incident detection system with CCTV cameras at every 250 mtrs Air quality monitoring at every 1 km Evacuation lighting / exit signs at every 25 mtrs Broadcasting system throughout the tunnel Fire rated Dampers at every 50 mtrs " " ! 1-day mourning for Kuwait Emir's death 01 1# %-3#/,+#,1 "#!* /#" -,# " 5 +-2/',% -, 2," 5 0 + /) -$ /#0.#!1 1- 24 '1 0 & * &+ " +'/ ')& & 4&- & " #/ * * "'#" -, 2#0" 5 +'/ $#** '** ', 2*5 *# "',% 1&-0.'1 *'0 1'-, ', 24 '1 '15 %-31 01 1#" 1& 1 4'** # -,# " 5 0 +-2/,',% -, , 1'-, * $* % !1- #/ 4'** $*5 & *$ + 01 !/-00 1 01 1# ," 1/# 4'** # ,-$$'!' * #,1#/1 ',+#,1 ./-%/ ++# -, 1 " 5 44 held for protest demanding jobs 1 *# 01 .#-.*# 4#/# "#1 ',#" 4&'*# "#+ ,"',% (- 0 "2/',% ./-1#01 ', &-. * -, /'" 5 ',!'"#,1 1--) .* !# 4&'*# 1 -,%/#00 -6% / - ! +. '%, 4 0 )'!)#" -$$ 5 -21& -,%/#00 !&'#$ # "#1 ',#" /','3 0 .#-.*# #*-,%',% 1,!& ," #/-6% / 23 0-+# -1/ -/% ,'0 1'-,0 $-/ &-*"',% ./-1#01 4'1&-21 1 )',% .#/+'00'-, ," - 01/2!1',% 1 . 1&4 5 ( 1 )*#!& 0 '" The Gwalior bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Saturday directed nine district magistrates to register offence by invoking penal Disaster provisions of Management Act and IPC not only against the defaulting members of the also but congregation against political/governmental/state or social functionaries in whose name or at whose behest the congregation is organised. The HC said that if the DMs of Gwalior, Guna, Morena, Bhind, Vidisha, Ashoknagar, Datia, Shivpuri and Sheopur fail to comply with its directive, then they will be liable for contempt of court. # ! " !$ " Advocate Ashish Pratap Singh had filed a public interest litigation against organising election, political rallies where Covid safety norms are flouted with impunity in Gwalior-Chambal region. The High Court, after hearing of district collectors and SPs of five districts, namely, Morena, Bhind, Gwalior, Datia and Shivpuri where by-elec, tions are to be held shortly observed that the common thread visible from their revelation made to court was that though all out efforts are being made by them to ensure compliance protocol, Covid-19 of breaches occur because of ignorance and lack of civic sense among people at large. # Police said that a senior Maoist leader in Bijapur district had been killed . by his cadres on Friday According to the police, he was carrying a reward of Rs 8 lakh on his head and was recent for responsible killings in the Gangaloor area. "In Bijapur district, a major incident has come into light pertaining to Naxals where Divisional Committee member Modiyam Vijja was killed by his own cadres of Gangaloor Area Committee," IGP in Bastar Range of Chhattisgarh P Sundarraj said. "Vijja was behind most of the civilian killings in West Bastar division of Bijapur district," he said further adding, "There is a lot of dissent among the senior cadres and local cadres with regard to mindless violence against the innocent tribals." $ influential Five-nation grouping BRICS, which includes India and China, on Friday said conflicts should be resolved by peaceful means and diplomatic engagement through political dialogue and negotiations irrespective of their historic background. The BRICS stressed on resolution of conflicts in a declaration issued after a virtual meeting of the foreign ministers of the member nations of the grouping. The meeting was attended by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. Though the declaration mentioned about conflicts in various parts of the world, the reference comes at a time when India and China, the two key members of the bloc, are engaged in a bitter border row for four months in mountainous eastern Ladakh region. "They concurred that, irrespective of their historic background and distinctive nature, conflicts should be resolved by peaceful means and diplomatic engagement through political dialogue and negotiations in line with principles and norms of international law, particularly the UN Charter," it said. Besides India and China, BRICS comprises Brazil, Russia and South Africa. In his address, Jaishankar called for boosting cooperation among the grouping in dealing with the threat of terrorism besides emphasising the need to reform UN . THE TUNNEL IS BUILT WITH ULTRA-MODERN SPECIFICATIONS IN THE PIR PANJAL RANGE OF HIMALAYAS Maoist leader killed by own cadres in Bijapur dist ! The state government has withdrawn its decision to restrict the height of idols to six feet for Navratri festival, which will begin from October 17, 2020. Besides, state government has granted for Dussehra celebrations while retaining the ban on garbas. Navratri pandal size, which was earlier 10 x 10 square metres, has been increased to 30 x 45 square metres. Chief minister Shivraj Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi, accompanied by Rahul Gandhi, on Saturday drove towards DND flyway on way to Hathras to join Congress workers who had been stopped by Noida Police who were present in strength at the flyway and had put up barricades. Rahul and Priyanka later crossed the DND flyway to proceed to Hathras to meet Hathras HORROR '" $ % State Govt lifts restrictions on height of idols Rahul, Priyanka meet rape victim's kin the family of the victim of alleged torture and gangrape who died in a Delhi hospital earlier this week. Priyanka was at the wheel with Rahul seated next to her as they reached near Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) . flyway Congress workers, who were present at the flyway, raised slogans in support of the party leaders. # " Athawale Maya playing politics:• 5 4 1' !&'#$ ,'-, ','01#/ +" 0 1& 4 *# !!20#" -$ .* 5',% .-*'1'!0 -3#/ 1 1&/ 0 ',!'"#,1 0 5',% 0 & 0 ,/'%&1 1- "#+ ," 11 / / "#0& &'#$ ','01#/ -%' *-1 **',% 1 1&/ 0 ',!'"#,1 "'15 , 1& 0 /#0'%, 1'-, 1& 4 *# "#+ ,"#" "# 1& 0#,1#,!# $-/ ** $-2/ -, &2+ ,'15 !!20#" 1- ./-3'"# (201'!# 1- 1 3'!1'+ 0 $ +'*5 Yogi recommends CBI probe ./- # &'#$ ','01#/ -%' "'15 , 1& & 0 /#!-++#,"#" ',1- 1 1&/ 0 ',!'"#,1 "#!'0'-, ! +# $1#/ &'%& *#3#* 4 01&' /*'#/ +##1',% -$ 1 !-,!#/,#" -$$'!' *0 ," ""'1'-, * &'#$ #!/#1 /5 -+# 3 ,'0& 4 01&' & " 3'0'1#" 1 3'!1'+ 0 $ +'*5 Singh Chouhan, who reviewed the status Covid infection in the state on Saturday, granted certain relaxations for Navratri celebrations. The permission for presence of 10 devotees for immersion of idols has been granted. The restrictions imposed on Navratri festival had invited ire from Hindu outfits like Jai Bhavani group whose members had staged demonstration at Roshanpura Square stating that height of idols has nothing to with Corona spread. Similarly, they had argued that small-sized pandals will spread Covid infection more as they will be congested. Oxford corona vaccine could be rolled out in 6 months LONDON: There is growing hope that a vaccine against coronavirus may be given the green light by health regulators by the end of this year to be rolled out for a vaccination programme in six months' time or even less, according to a UK media report. The vaccine candidate under trial by University of Oxford scientists in collaboration with pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca is the furthest in the process of trials and, according to a report in ‘The Times', it could be given the required clearances by Christmas in December. The newspaper quoted UK government sources involved in the making and distribution of vaccines as saying that a full vaccine roll-out programme for adults could take six months or less after approval. IPL player cries of ‘corrupt approach’, ACU on high alert A cricketer, competing in the Indian Premier League in the UAE, has reported a corrupt approach, putting BCCI's anti-corruption unit (ACU) on a high alert. The 13th edition of the IPL is being held in the UAE in a bio-secure environment, which has significantly reduced the chance for persons with dubious credentials approaching the . player directly The threat though still remains by and large due to the online network of corruptors. BCCI ACU chief Ajit Singh confirmed the development to PTI. “Yes (a player has reported an approach). We are tracking him. It will take some time,” said Singh, the former DGP of Rajasthan Police. As per anti-corruption protocols, the name of the player (Indian or overseas) or franchise is not revealed for confidentiality purposes. With players and support staff staying in a bio-bubble, unlike other years, the ACU is concentrating on online corrupt approaches. Most of the players, especially the younger ones are on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter where unknown people masquerading as fans try to befriend them. A senior BCCI official said all the players whether overseas or Indian international, uncapped domestic players have all attended multiple anti-corruption classes. “The best part is that the player who was approached immediately sensed that something is fishy. He had suspicion and he immediately shared his concerns with the ACU. Every player, even those who have come from the U19s are well aware about each and every anti-corruption protocol,” a BCCI official, privy to the development said. Due to health safety protocols this year, the ACU had organised its mandatory counselling sessions virtually for all the eight teams. Singh is leading an eight-man team in the UAE. The BCCI has tied up with UK-based company Sportradar, which will offer its "integrity services" to prevent betting and other corrupt practices during the upcoming IPL through its Fraud Detection Services.