FREE PRESS Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 INDORE BHOPAL UJJAIN MUMBAI - PUNE VOL. 10 NO. 145 | BHOPAL | SUNDAY | NOVEMBER 8, 2020 | PAGES 14 COVID-19 -VE REPORT MUST FOR HAJ PILGRIMS NEXT YEAR Pg-7 WORLD ‘ATITHI TUM KAB JAOGE?’: WORLD MOCKS TRUMP Pg- 9 TEJASHWI ALL SET TO UNSEAT NITISH 4 dead, 15 injured as mini truck overturns in MP SINGRAULI: Four persons were killed and at least 15 others injured after a mini truck overturned at a village in Madhya Pradesh's Singrauli district early on Saturday, police said. The incident occurred around 2 am at Bhalaiya Tola village, about 60-kilometers from the district headquarters, Sarai Police Station in-charge Shankhdhar Dwivedi said. "The mishap occurred after the occupants of the mini truck were returning to their village (Langhadol) after attending a programme at a nearby place," he said. 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. Taking cognisance of the matter, MPHRC chairman Justice N K Jain on Friday sought a report from the concerned authorities, the official said. 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. Sources informed that the team may reach the boy in late evening. 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 November 10. Exit polls are typically based on feedback from a limited number of voters in select areas and 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 block winning 139-161 seats, as against 69-91 for the NDA. It predicted 3-5 seats CHANNEL/AGENCY Times Now-CVoter NewsX-DVResearch 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 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. Republic TV-Jan Ki Baat exit poll also gave a clear majority to the RJDled alliance with 128 seats, while it projected 104 seats for the ruling NDA, seven seats for LJP and four for others. TV9 Bharatvarsh projected NDA to win 115 seats, the grand alliance 120 and four each for LJP and others. In terms of vote share, Today's Chanakya projected 44 per cent for the RJD-led opposition alliance and 34 per cent for the NDA. However, ABP-CVoter projected a higher vote share 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. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji 139-161 03-05 06-10 for NDA at 37.7 per cent followed by the grand alliance with 36.3 per cent and 26 per cent for others. India Today-Axis My India poll showed 44 per cent of respondents prefer Tejashwi Yadav as the next chief minister, while 35 per cent would like to give another chance to Nitish Kumar. It projected 44 per cent vote share for the RJD-led alliance and 39 per cent for the NDA. In the last assembly elections held in 2015, the RJD had won 80 seats with a vote share of 18 per cent, while JD(U) won 71 seats with vote share of 11 per cent. The BJP had won 53 seats with 24 per cent vote share and Congress had 27 seats and seven per cent votes. At that time, the JD(U) had fought the election in alliance with RJD and Congress among other parties, while LJP was in the BJP-led NDA alliance. LJP had got two seats with five per cent vote share. CONTD. ON P8 ‘THEATRE CHANGED MY LIFE’ Pg-12 Bihar 3rd phase polls: 57.58 pc cast votes POLLING PERCENTAGE MAY GO UP: EC AGENCIES Patna The voter turnout in the third and final phase of Bihar elections was recorded at 57.58 per cent on Saturday, more than the polling percentage witnessed in the previous two rounds, according to Election Commission data. The provisional turnout in the third phase of polling on 78 seats spread in 15 districts is 57.58 per cent, according to poll panel data updated till 8 pm. The polling percentage will go up as more inputs from the constituencies come. According to Election Commission figures, the final voter turnout in the first phase of polling held on October 28 was 55.68 per cent, while it was 55.70 per cent in the second phase of polls held on November 3. In the first phase, 71 seats spread across 16 districts went to poll, while in the second, voters in 94 seats of 17 districts exercised their franchise on November 3. With the voting concluding for all the 243 seats, the focus now shifts to November 10 counting of votes which will give Bihar a new government. BYPOLLS IN MADHYA PRADESH Oppn Congress, ruling BJP may share honours NONE OF THEM WILL SWEEP POLLS: ANALYSTS 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 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 Saturday as well taking overall cash 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 CONTD. ON P8 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. JDU+ 116 Quality at Value www.freepressjournal.in BIHAR EXIT POLLS News Brief `4 RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 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 Congress candidate while Sahu was the BJP nominee. The Bada Malhera constituency in Chhatarpur district is likely to be annexed , by the BJP while there was a close contest between two parties in Anuppur constituency of Anuppur district. The Sanchi seat in Raisen district also faced close contest due to sabotage by the local BJP heavyweights, including a senior former minister. Voters of Biaora constituency in Rajgarh district . may prefer the BJP The same is said to be true about Hatpipliya constituency in Dewas. In Dhar, the Badnawar seat may go the BJP way There is close contest in . Sanwer seat in Indore district but BJP finds in comfortable situation, while the Agar constituency in AgarMalwa district may send the Congress nominee to the Vidhan Sabha. he Nepanagar (Burhanpur), Mandhata (Khandwa constituencies are having BJP flavour, but the Suvasra (Mandsaur) is in close fight. State witnesses hectic political activities Nath calling up BJP legislators: Chouhan OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL 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 JOE BIDEN DECLARED NEXT US PRESIDENT WASHINGTON Democrat Joe Biden has won the White House, US media said on Saturday, defeating Donald Trump and ending a presidency that convulsed American politics, shocked the world and left the United States more divided than at any time in decades. CNN, NBC News and CBS News called the race in Biden’s favour just before 11:30 am (1630 GMT) as an insurmountable lead in Pennsylvania took the 77year-old over the top in the state-by-state count that . decides the presidency Trump had no immediate reaction to the announcement, but as Biden’s lead grew during vote counts since Tuesday’s election, the Republican president lashed out with unsubstantiated claims of fraud and claimed, falsely, that he had won. Earlier Saturday, as he headed to his golf course in Virginia, he repeated this, tweeting: “I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!” However, the result now 74-year-old condemns Trump to becoming the first one-term president since George H. W. Bush at the start of the 1990s. Biden, who got the votes of a record more than 74 million people, was hunkered down with his running mate Kamala Harris, in his home town of Wilmington, Delaware. Late Friday he delivered an address urging Americans to “come together as a nation and heal.” The Secret Service has already begun intensifying its protective bubble around the president-elect, who will be inaugurated on January 20. CONTD. ON P8 ISRO opts for generic name for communication Sats too AGENCIES Sriharikota 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. The same is true of the Mungaoli constituency in the same district. In Sagar district of the Bundelkhand region, the Surkhi constituency is witnessing a very close contest between Govind Singh Rajput and Parul Sahu. The two were face to face in the 2018 elections, too. However, at that time, Rajput was the 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. 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 Committee Congress (MPCC) Kamal Nath had begun to call up the BJP legislators. 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 Chief Minister 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 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. 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, the , BJP too, is making similar allegations. CONTD. ON P8 Woman Naxal with Rs 8L reward killed in Balaghat OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL A 25-year-old woman Naxal, carrying a reward of Rs 8 lakh on her head, was killed in an encounter with the police in Balaghat district on Friday night. The encounter took place at Malkhedi jungle under Baiher police station, some 90 km from the district headquarters on Friday night, Balaghat SP Abhishek Tiwari said. ADG Naxal operations GP Singh said that acting on a tipoff, the Balaghat police moved towards the Baihar police station in village Malkheri where they found 10-12 people standing. When asked to surrender, they opened fire on the police party and encounter took place. On Saturday morning the search party found body of a woman, who was identified as Sharda, a resident of west Bastar of Chhattisgarh. Police also recovered a 12 bore rifle and cartridges. She was member of the Khatia Mocha Dalam and was wanted by the Chhattisgarh and the MP police. In both the states, at least 18 FIRs were registered against Sharda and Both MP and Chattishgarh had announced reward Rs 3 lakh and Rs 8 lakh respectively on her arrest. The Naxalites were collecting items from villagers which latter found during the search. SP Tiwari, ASP Shyam Kumar Maravi and other police personnel played vital role in the encounter.