FREE PRESS Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 INDORE BHOPAL UJJAIN MUMBAI RNI No. 38281/83 PUNE `4 - VOL. XXXVII NO. 151 | INDORE | SUNDAY | NOVEMBER 8, 2020 | PAGES 14 Quality at Value WEATHER 29.80c. 15.20c Sunrise : 06.35 Sunset : 05.46 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Arjuna means one who is hungry for Knowledge. Knowledge is given to one who is hungry for it. 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MPHRC seeks report on junior doc's suicide JABALPUR: The MPHRC has sought reports from the chief secretary and other authorities on the suicide of a junior doctor due to alleged ragging at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College here, an official said on Saturday. On October 1, Bhagwat Devangan (26) of Rahoud village in Chhattisgarh's Janjgir Champa tehsil, committed suicide at the hostel of the college, where he was pursuing a postgraduation course. Boy in borewell: Rescue teams facing difficulties BHOPAL: The rescue teams are facing obstacles to dig a parallel tunnel to reach the 5-yr-old boy, who fell into the borewell on Wednesday in Setpura of Niwari district. The rescue teams had dig out 67 feet parallel to the bore, from Friday evening they are digging the horizontal tunnel so that they can reach the bore and the spot where the boy is hanging for last three days. The rescue teams are facing hard soil and ground water has started coming out. The team which is digging the tunnel, fears that because of water the tunnel may collapse on the rescue team. Now, they are trying to put the cement pipe to control the collapse. The suspense was finally over. Democrat Joe Biden on Saturday defeated incumbent Republican US President Donald Trump in the closely-fought presidential election. The 77-year-old former US vice-president will become the 46th president of the United States, CNN reported, after a victory in Pennsylvania, the state where he was born put him over the 270 electoral votes needed to win. With Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes, Biden now has a total of 273 electoral votes. Before becoming the Democratic presidential nominee, Biden served as vicepresident under former President Barack Obama. He is also Delaware's longest-serving senator. Senator Kamala Harris, 56, who is of Indian origin, has become the first ever woman vice president-elect of the United States. She would also be the country's first Indian-origin, first Black and first African American vice president of T the country . “This election is about so much more than" Joe Biden "or me. It's about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let's get started," tweeted Vice-President-elect Harris. Trump was playing golf in Virginia when major media outlets called the race. He is now the first incumbent president to lose reelection bid after George H W Bush in 1992. Harris won her first election in 2003 and became San Francisco's district attorney In 2010, she became the . first woman of colour to be elected California's attorney general. Harris was elected to the US Senate in 2016. Biden and Harris would be sworn in as the President and Vice-President of the country on January 20. “ America, I'm honoured that you have chosen me to lead our great country The work . ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans whether you voted for me or not. I will keep the faith that you have placed in me," Biden said in a tweet soon thereafter. Major media outlets started calling Biden the winner af- ter it became clear that he had taken a major lead in the battleground State of Pennsylvania, which has 20 electoral college votes, making him cross the benchmark of the 270 electoral college votes. Counting of ballots is still ongoing in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Nevada and Georgia. Biden has the lead in all the four states, which according to major media outlets is unlikely to be reversed. CONTD. ON P8 Kamala makes history, TN village rejoices Chennai: With Kamala Harris making history as the first woman, the first Black American and the first Asian American Vice-President of America Many say Kamala will be the next contender for the President in 2024. Biden is not expected to seek a second term. Kamala Harris (56) would be an obvious candidate for the Democratic nomination in 2024. People of two villages in TN, which are native to her maternal grandparents, are eager to celebrate her win. Mood is upbeat at Thulasenthirapuram and Painganadu. Villagers have now kept firecrackers ready to celebrate Kamala win I-T raids unearth huge benami properties Cash used to buy properties on 'others' name OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL Raids conducted by the Income Tax Department on four advertisement and event management companies continued on Saturday also. The I-T sleuths have unearthed documents related to benami properties in large numbers. Initial findings and documents by IT teams have hinted that channeling of cash was done from one account to another and finally invested to buy properties. Most of these properties were bought on 'others' names. IT officials have also found evidences of cash dealings in buying of properties. Documents related to property suggest that more than 50 properties around Bhopal and Raipur were bought during past five years. IT officials will grill the people on whose names it was bought besides calling the sellers for interrogation. I-T raids continued on Saturday on most of the premises of owners of the companies while it was winded up at some locations. Places where the raids were concluded on Saturday include people association with owners of these companies. Cash of about Rs 1 crore was also recovered on Saturcash overall daytaking seizure to about Rs 2 crore. Jewelry is being evaluated and its papers being verified, said an IT official. About a dozen lockers that are in question will be opened after . Monday IT officials were present at office and residence of owners of Vyapak Enterprises Mukesh Shri, vastava. Similarly scrutiny at office and residence of Sanjay Pragat also contin. ued on Saturday Premises of Bhopal Glass and Tent Stores, Javed Ali were also being searched. Raids also continued at about three places in Raipur offices and residence of Satya Narayan Agarwal, owner of AS Enterprises. Court to hear cops' plea for Arnab's custody on Nov 9 MUMBAI: The sessions court at Alibaug in Maharashtra's Raigad district will hear on November 9 the police's plea challenging a magistrate's order which denied them the custody of Arnab Goswami in a 2018 abetment of suicide case. The Alibaug CJM on Nov 4 had remanded Goswami and two other accused in judicial remand till November 18, saying no custodial interrogation was needed. The police filed a revision plea against the order in the district sessions court. When informed that the Bombay High Court was hearing petitions filed by Goswami and co-accused Feroze Shaikh and Nitesh Sarda seeking interim bail, the sessions court on Saturday adjourned the hearing to Nov 9. am honoured and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris. In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted.” JOE BIDEN ens of thousands of votes were illegally received after 8 PM on Tuesday, Election Day, totally and easily changing the results in Pennsylvania & certain other razor thin states.” DONALD TRUMP Now it is official. The Indian space agency has decided go generic in naming its communication satellites as well after earth observation satellites (EOS). On Saturday, post the successful launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C49 (PSLV-C49), putting into orbit India's own radar imaging satellite EOS-01 (formerly RISAT-2BR2), the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), K. Sivan, said the next rocket to fly will be PSLV-C50 with CMS-01 116 RJD+ LJP Others 120 01 06 180 - 08 110-117 108-123 04-10 08-23 News 18-Today’s Chanakya 55 India Today-Axis My India 69-91 AGENCIES New Delhi Several exit polls on Saturday gave the RJD-led opposition alliance in Bihar an edge over the ruling NDA while at least three of them predicted a clear majority for the 'Mahagathbandhan' which has projected Tejashwi Yadav as its chief ministerial face. Most of the exit polls also predicted RJD to again emerge as the single largest party in the 243-member assembly along with a clear dip in the seat tally of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar-led JD(U). Counting of votes for the three-phase Bihar assembly polls, which ended on Saturday will be held on No, vember 10. Exit polls are typically based on feedback from a limited number of voters in select areas and 139-161 03-05 06-10 none of them have a 100 per cent accuracy record. Today's Chanakya-CNN News18 projected 180 seats for the RJD-led grand alliance, 55 for the NDA and eight for others. The majority mark is 122. India Today-Axis My India poll showed the RJD-led 139-161 winning block seats, as against 69-91 for the NDA. It predicted 3-5 seats for LJP and also 3-5 for others. The ABP-CVoter exit poll predicted NDA to get 104128 seats and 108-131 seats for the opposition grand alliance. It projected Chirag Paswan-led LJP to get 1-3 seats. A similar trend was predicted by Times NowCVoter, which projected 116 seats for the NDA, 120 for the opposition alliance and a single seat for the LJP. It predicted six seats for others. CONTD. ON P8 57.58 pc cast votes in Bihar 3rd phase The voter turnout in the third and final phase of Bihar elections was recorded at 57.58% on Saturday, according to Election Commission data. The provisional turnout in the third phase of polling on 78 seats spread in 15 districts is 57.58%, according to EC data till 8 pm. The polling percentage will go up as more inputs from the constituencies come. 89 positive, four deaths in city Positive percentage reaches 3.6 pc A demo of a crashed car displayed on top of traffic booth during the Over Speed Awareness Campaign at Nagpur highway road in Jabalpur on Saturday BYPOLLS IN MADHYA PRADESH OUR STAFF REPORTER Indore As many as 89 patients were found positive out of 2471 .Rate of positive pasample reports received on Saturday tients was recorded at 3.6% and total number of patients reached to 34,617. Three deaths were reported due to which total number of deaths reached to 694, so far. According to the bulletin released by CMHO, reports of total samples received till Saturday night was 4,28,260. As . many as 2369 samples were tested negative on Saturday Department has taken only 854 more samples for testing as officials trust more on rapid antigen tests. As many as 1705 patients are going under treatment in various hospitals of the . city Total 32218 patients have been discharged so far. As many as 65 patients were added to the discharged patients list on Saturday as reconciliation. Health officials said that these were the patients who were discharged but were not informed by hospitals. STATE WITNESSES HECTIC POLITICAL ACTIVITIES Cong, BJP may share honours Nath calling up BJP OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL Political analysts believe that the ruling BJP and the Congress may equally share the 28 seats in the byelections. The counting is scheduled for November 10 and the results will be declared . the same day The analysts and pollwatchers say none of the two rivals is likely to sweep the bypolls. The Congress has made 'back-stabbing' by its MLAs, who switched their loyalties to the BJP in the footsteps of Jyotiraditya Scindia, its key poll plank. As always, the caste factor would also play a key role in the election. The BJP is banking on 'good work' done by its governments in the past 15 years. Of the 28 constituencies, 16 are in the Gwalior-Chambal region. Political analysts say that of the five constituencies in Morena district - two may go to the Congress, two to the BJP and one for the . BSP The Congress may win Sumaoli and Dimni while Ambah and Joura may go to BJP and Morena had caught in a triangular fight and it . may go to the BSP In Bhind, Mehgaon may fall into the BJP kitty and Gohad has witnessed a close fight. In Gwalior district, byelections were held in two constituencies. Of them, Gwalior may go the BJP while Congress may emerge victorious in the Gwalior East but the Dabra seat has become uncertain due to close fight. In Bhander constituency in Datia district, the contest is said to be too close to make any prediction possible. In Shivpuri, Karera may go to the Congress way while Pohri may be won by . the BJP The sole seat in Guna district - Bamhori may return the BJP candidate. In Ashok Nagar constituency of Ashok Nagar district, the Congress candidate is at comfortable situation. CONTD. ON P8 ISRO opts for generic name for communication Sats too AGENCIES Sriharikota NewsX-DVResearch JDU+ satellite. The acronym CMS stands for Communication Satellite and the 01 tagged to it is the serial number. As per plans, ISRO will launch the GSAT-12R satellite using the PSLV-C50. Sivan said the PSLV-C50 rocket will be followed by the launch of new small rocket Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) carrying EOS-02, and Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-F10 (GSLV) carrying EOS-3. Earlier, ISRO renamed RISAT2BR2 as Earth Observation Satellite-01 (EOS-01). "Nowadays satellites have multiple payloads for varied users and hence a thematic satellite may be a misnomer and ISRO might have decided to go for a generic name," M. Annadurai, who retired as Director, U.R. Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), formerly ISRO Satellite Centre, had told IANS. "Naming of the satellite should be done at the start of the project so that traceability of the components is easy and the project documentation is complete," he added. Changing names of satellites at the time of launch could create problems at later stage if the satellite suffers some issues, he had said. legislators: Chouhan OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL The state has witnessed hectic political activities even before the announcement of by-election results. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday alleged that president of MP Congress Committee Kamal Nath had begun to call up the BJP MLAs. Nath must know that not a single BJP law-maker is going to join the Congress, Chouhan said. He further said that Nath had begun to do politics of bargaining. "Both Nath and Digvijaya Singh are accusing the BJP of purchasing Congress legislators, but the truth is that, they are contacting the BJP MLAs, the CM said. When Nath asks a BJP MLA to join the Congress it is called management, but when Opposition legislators join the ruling party they are called traitors, Chouhan said. The BJP is going to win the , by-polls in a big way he said, adding that Nath has started luring the opposition MLAs. After Chouhan's statement, there have been hectic political activities across the state. Congress has so far accused the BJP of horse-trading. Now, BJP, Cong keep watch on their MLAs The BJP and the Congress have begun to keep a watch on their legislators. The BJP is watching those law-markers who tried to join the Congress. Besides Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and party's state unit VD Sharma, urban development minister Bhupendra Singh are in touch with the party legislators. The Congress fears that the BJP may lure a few of its legislators. Therefore, the party is in touch with the legislators. The Congress is going to hold a meeting of its legislators in Bhopal on November 11. , the BJP too, is making similar allegations. Once the byelection results are declared, the BJP is set to make all efforts to remain in government. Likewise, the Congress is going to spare no effort to return to power. For this, both the parties have begun to pull out all the stops. According to sources, the BJP and the Congress are in touch with each other's legislators.