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 - Edit Sedition, conspiracy & promoting religious hatred part of main FIR frOm Our Bureau Lucknow RS 20K CR GST CESS BEING RELEASED NEW DELHI: The Centre will disburse a compensation cess amounting to Rs 20,000 crores, which is due to state governments for this year, on Monday night. It will provide immediate respite to the states hit by a cash crunch. The GST council presided over by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, however, failed to reach a consensus on the mode of repayment of total compensation -- around Rs 97,000 crore – as the panel was split on political lines over using borrowing as a tool. The council will again meet on Oct 12 to further deliberate on compensating states for GST cess shortfall. Dalit woman alleges rape by 7; four held HosHaNgabaD: A 19year-old Dalit woman has alleged that she was raped by seven men separately in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh last month, police said on Monday, adding that four persons have been arrested. The alleged incidents had taken place on September 20 and September 25, a police officer said quoting the FIR lodged by the woman on Sunday. The complainant is a resident of a village under Piparia police station area in Hoshangabad district. "The woman stated that she was sleeping inside her house with her sister and parents, but on the next day (Sept 20) she found herself in a farmhouse in Silwani village where four men allegedly raped her," said the police station incharge Umesh Tiwari. Schools to reopen from October 15, guidelines issued NEW DELHI: The Education Ministry released guidelines on Monday for reopening schools, which included thorough cleaning and disinfection of premises, flexibility in attendance, no assessment for up to three weeks and ensuring smooth transition from home-based schooling during Covid-19 lockdown to formal schooling. It also asked states and union territories to frame their own SOPs for health and safety precautions based on local requirements. "Schools must arrange and implement for thorough cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, furniture, equipment, stationery, storage places, water tanks, kitchens, canteen, washroom, laboratories, libraries, on school campus and ensure air flow in indoor space," the ministry said in a set of guidelines for gradual reopening of schools from (P7) October 15. It is vendetta time. The Uttar Pradesh police have registered an 'open' FIR under 19 different sections of the IPC in Hathras against unnamed persons for conspiring to create caste tensions and destabilise the Yogi Adityanath government. Curiously, sedition is one of these charges. Also, the cases relate mostly to social media posts or comments on television channels, which are seen as an attempt to misrepresent facts and distort the assault incident. ''There was a criminal conspiracy in the backdrop of the Hathras incident to defame the state government and create social unrest. The victim's family was manipulated to take a position against the government, after it had a dialogue with the CM. Certain visuals projecting Yogi in a bad light were telecast on a TV channel. Some social media posts were put out with intent to spread caste hatred and incite unrest," one of the FIRs states. Putting the multiple FIRs in perspective, media sources said there was a concerted attempt by the administration to rein- All India Students Association (AISA) and Samajwadi Party workers burn effigy of CM Yogi Adityanath during a protest over the Hathras incident, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Monday, Rtd judge moves SC seeking investigation into role of police A retired judge Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking an investigation into the role of police officials and registration of FIRs against them in connection with the Dalit woman who died a fortnight after being allegedly gang raped in Hathras district. BJP MP visits jail where accused are lodged Hathras BJP MP Rajvir Singh Diler Sunday visited the Aligarh jail where the four accused in the gang-rape and murder case of a Dalit woman are lodged, but said he had not gone there to meet any inmate and that he was invited by the jailor for a cup of tea. His visit prompted a strong reaction from the Congress which said it was "most objectionable" for the MP to do so. force the belief that there is more to the case involving the fatal assault on the young Dalit woman than CBI searches 14 locations of KPCC chief Shivakumar ageNcieS Bengaluru Searches are underway by the CBI at 14 locations linked to Karnataka Congress President D K Shivakumar, in connection with allegations of acquisition of disproportionate assets. According to sources, places that are being searched include properties of Shivakumar's brother and MP from Bengaluru Rural- D K Suresh. CBI sleuths reached their residence here and also at Doddalahalli in Kanakapura, early this morning. "CBI has registered a case against the then Minister of Karnataka Government and others on the allegations of acquisition of Disproportionate Assets. Searches are being conducted today at 14 locations including 9 in Karnataka, 4 in Delhi, one in Mumbai," a statement by CBI said. Congress leaders have hit out at the BJP governments at the Centre and the state for the CBI searches, questioning its timing ahead of November 3 bypolls to Sira and R R Nagar Assembly segments. Responding to the search- CITY BOY AKARSH TOPS IN STATE INDORE: JEE Advanced 2020 results were announced on Monday and it brought good news for Indore as city lad Akarsh Jain became Indore and the state topper with AIR 70. He was the city and state topper for both JEE Mains 2020, i.e. in January and September. He is the 2nd topper in IIT-Kanpur zone. He comes from a busiJEE ADVANCED ness family and will be first to become an engineer. Meanwhile, 1,50,838 candidates appeared in both papers 1 and 2 in JEE (A) 2020 this year. A total of 43,204 qualified JEE (Ad) 2020. Of them 6,707 are females. Divyansh is Bhopal topper: Bhopal also had its share of good news. Divyansh Agarwal, (All India Rank 348), emerged as the city topper in the JEE Advanced, the results of which were announced on Monday Several candi. dates from the city of lakes figure among the top 1,000 successful candidates. (FULL COVERAGE ON PAGES 2 & 4) Cong links it to Karna bypolls Congress on Monday accused the BJP of playing an "insidious game of intimidation" through its "puppet CBI" after the agency conducted raids against its Karnataka unit chief DK Shivakumar. It questioned the timing of the raids, as byelections in Karnataka is to be held on November 3, and termed it as "witch-hunt" by the BJP against its political rivals. 'Meaningless': BJP on Cong protests BJP described as "ridiculous and meaningless" protests by the Congress over CBI searches at multiple premises of Shivakumar. Karnataka BJP spokesperson, Ganesh Karnik said CBI, ED & IT are institutions with functional autonomy to investigate and bring to justice financial & criminal fraudsters. es, Congress General Secretary, Randeep Singh Surjewala said, "The insidious game of intimidation & machinations of Modi-Yeddyurappa duo being executed by a puppet CBI by raiding @DKShivakumar wont deter us. CBI should be unearthing the layers of corruption in Yeddyurappa Govt. But, 'Raid Raj' is their only 'Machiavellian Move!" Contd. on P8 tHougHt foR tHE dAy meets the eye. "There is a deep conspiracy in Hathras, we will investigate the truth," senior IPS 425 positive, five deaths on Monday; death toll logged @ 602 Our Staff repOrter Indore As many as 425 patients were found positive out of 3187 sample reports received on Monday Rate of . positive patients was recorded at 13.34 per cent and total number of patients was pegged at 26,807. Five deaths were reported and the deaths toll read 602, so far. According to the bulletin released by the CMHO, reports of total samples received till Monday night was 3,18,419. As many as 2,740 samples were tested negative on Monday . "We have taken as many as 1,787 more samples," CMHO Dr Pravin Jadia said. As many as 4,598 patients are undergoing treatment in various city hospitals. Total 21, 607 patients have been discharged so far. “It is a new era that is started, Era of enlightenment. Those who have entered into it are growing” StoiniS, Shaw power Delhi to 196/4 pg-12 new paSwan moDel: one foot out of nDa, another in Pg- 6 HAR TARAF HATHRAS SAAZISH: UP POLICE LODGE 19 'OPEN' FIRs News Brief 34.00c. 20.00c Sunrise : 06.20 Sunset : 06.10 www.freepressjournal.in vol. XXXvII no. 118 | Indore | tuesday | oCtober 6, 2020 | Pages 12 moDi ‘finiShing’ farmerS, labourerS with three lawS, roarS rahul pg-7 WEAtHER officer Prashant Kumar said; he is among the many who subscribe to this view. Contd. on P8 SC ADJOURNS MALLYA CASE TO NOV 2 frOm Our Bureau NEW DELHI Supreme Court on Monday adjourned to November 2 further hearing as liquor baron and former MP Vijay Mallya did not appear for being sentenced for the contempt of court decided in May 2017 for transferring US $40 million from Diageo Plc. to his son Siddharth and daughters Leanna and Tanya abroad instead paying towards the bank loan default of over Rs 9,000 crore by his defunct Kingfisher Airlines. A Bench of Justices U U Lalit and Ashok Bhushan, who had rejected his review petition against the contempt, pulled up his counsel Ankur Saigal for making an excuse that he did not have any instructions from his client regarding the "secret" proceedings cited by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) before the court. "As his counsel, you must be completely aware," it said. It fixed Nov 2 for the counsel to give concrete response about the nature of the fresh proceedings in UK as to when those proceedings are likely to conclude and when will Mallya appear before it for awarding him the quantum of sentence for the contempt. H. H. Mataji Nirmala devi EOW to probe sale of Khasgi Trust properties: HC Our Staff repOrter BHOPAL Economic Offences Wing will investigate sale of Haridwar Ghats by Khasgi (Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Charities) Trust, Indore & Others, in 2008. The order in this regard was issued by Indore Bench of MP High Court on Monday . A committee, comprising Chief Secretary (Chairman), Principal Secretary of Finance Department (Member), Additional Chief Secretary Dharmaswa Department (Member), Commissioner, Indore Division and Collector, Indore (Secretary), would investigate properties sold by the Trust. The property was sold for Rs 50 lakh to a private party to maintain the other properties of the trust. The money was in the Khasgi Trust Account with the State Bank of India’s Prince Yashwant Road Branch, Indore. Post sale many news items claiming scandal were published forcing the then MP Sumitra Mahajan wrote a letter to the Chief Minister on Court has directed the govt to take all possible steps to preserve cultural heritage, including the ghats, temples and dharamshalas, which find place in the Trust property, being the titleholder of the property in question. China can never get better of us, says IAF Chief New Delhi Amid tensions with China in eastern Ladakh, Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria on Monday said the Chinese would never be able to defeat India in a battle along the northern borders. "In the ongoing standoff in the north, there is no way they (Chinese) can defeat us," the IAF Chief said during his annual Air Force Day press conference. Referring to deployment in Ladakh, IAF chief said that the force is deployed at all relevant operational locations. "We are deployed at all relevant operational loca- tions, required to access this area. Be rest assured that we have deployed strongly and firmly to handle any contingency," said Bhadauria answering a query about the deployment of Air Force in Ladakh during the standoff with China. April 18, 2012 to investigate the matter. On the instructions of the CM, Indore collector and Registrar, Public Trust, Indore issued notice to trust members on June, 2012 seeking reply However, the Trust . claimed that the property was owned by the Trust and not by the government. The collector directed the revenue authorities to mutate the name of state government in the revenue record and inform all Collectors throughout the country to ensure that the trust property was not sold to private individuals or to any other person. A petition was filed by the trust in the court. Raising various grounds, the trust claimed that the property was sold for the benefit of the Trust. The court on Monday ordered that the State of Madhya Pradesh would be free to proceed ahead in accordance with law. The court was also requested to order CBI probe into the sale of property . However, the court said that EOW would inquire into the sale. Contd. on P8 "We are very well positioned and there is no question that in any conflict scenario there, China can never get the better of us," he stated when asked if India has an edge over China in terms of Air Force in Ladakh. Asked about the scenario over the next three months in eastern Ladakh, the Air Chief said it depends on how the talks progress. "We hope that the talks will progress along the lines that are expected. Current progress is slow, what we see is an increase in the effort to dig-in for winter, in terms of forces on the ground, in terms of deployment of air assets in airfields close by . Contd. on P8 Participants display artwork during the Palm Painting contest part of the wildlife week at Van Vihar in Bhopal on Monday 93 patients added in discharged list after reconciliation As many as 93 patients were added to the discharged patients' list on Monday as reconciliation. Health officials said these were the patients who were discharged but were not informed by hospitals. Three win Nobel for discovering hepatitis C virus StOckhOlm Americans Harvey J Alter and Charles M Rice and British-born scientist Michael Houghton won the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus, a major source of liver disease that affects millions worldwide. Announcing the prize in Stockholm, the Nobel Committee noted that the trio's work identified a major source of blood-borne hepatitis that couldn't be explained by the previously discovered hepatitis A and B viruses. Their work, dating back to the 1970s and 1980s, has helped saved millions of lives, the committee said. "Thanks to their discovery , highly sensitive blood tests for the virus are now available and these have essentially eliminated post-transfusion hepatitis in many parts of the world, greatly improving global health," the committee said. "Their discovery also allowed the rapid development of antiviral drugs directed at hepatitis C," it added. "For the first time in history the disease , can now be cured, raising hopes of eradicating hepatitis C virus from the world population." Contd. on P8 'People don't want Nitish back as CM, Bihar needs BJP-led govt' New Delhi Anti-incumbency against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's 15-year-old rule in Bihar is stronger that what Lalu Prasad Yadav-led RJD regime faced in 2005, LJP president Chirag Paswan said on Monday, asserting that he walked out of the ruling alliance in the state so as not to have any "guilt" of playing a role in continuation of the current dispensation. He also said people of Bihar have decided they do not want to see Kumar to return as chief minister and alleged that the JD(U) leader's sole focus was continuing at the helm, rather than working for the state's welfare. In a hard-hitting attack, Paswan said Kumar's long rule has delivered "nothing" and Bihar will get an actual "double-engine" government, which Prime Minister Naendra Modi has often spoken about, when a BJP-led dispensation comes to power after the assembly polls. "I have been consistent in my support, belief and admiration for the PM since I fought my first election in 2014. It is Nitish who has been fluctuating in his stand. In an interview to PTI, Paswan also refuted suggestions about his own chief ministerial ambitions and asserted that his party wants the BJP to lead the government after the polls, which are scheduled to start from October 28. He heaped praise on the prime minister and noted that he had in 2013 an option of choosing between him and Kumar, who had then quit the NDA against Modi's projection as its prime ministerial candidate, and he had chosen the BJP leader over the chief minister. "I have been consistent in my support, belief and admiration for the prime minister since I fought my first election in 2014. It is Nitish Kumar who has been fluctuating in his stand. He joined hands with Lalu Prasad and then joined the NDA in 2017. He keeps thinking as how he can continue to be chief minister rather than working for the state's development," he said. Paswan said he never had any belief in Kumar's leadership. Kumar has been Bi- har's chief minister since 2005, except for a brief period after the 2014 Lok Sabha polls when he installed Jitan Ram Manjhi at the helm after the JD(U) was routed in the general elections. Before Kumar, RJD had ruled the state for 15 years. The LJP had announced its decision to leave the NDA in Bihar, saying it cannot accept Kumar's leadership. The BJP has already projected the JD(U) president as the alliance's chief ministerial candidate for the polls.