!"$ " Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 INDORE BHOPAL UJJAIN MUMBAI PUNE * #!), ) #* *%'!( *%( ) "# ! " !( ! ) BJP GOVT to make schemes afresh The BJP is set to do away with Congress government's schemes. The decision to scrap the previous government's projects has come on the heels of party's resounding victory in the recently held by-elections. Nevertheless, when the BJP returned to power after the 15-month-old Congress government fell, it did not scrap the projects launched by the then ruling dispensation. Now that the party has won majority of its own, it is going to write off those schemes. The BJP government made a provision of Rs 2,000 crore for waiving farmers' loans. Out of that amount, a sum of Rs 800 crore was given to the government departments against writing off loans. The rest of Rs 1, 200 crore was allotted to other schemes. The finance department has adjusted the money to crop insurance scheme and to other projects of the agriculture department. Before the by-elections, the BJP avoided saying that it would not waive loans. But now, the ruling party has scrapped the scheme. The Congress government waived the loans of many farmers, but there will no loan waiver now. Apart from that, the schemes like right-to-water and right-to-health launched by the Congress govt have been done away with. Instead of right-to-water scheme, the state BJP government plans to pay attention to Centre's Jal Jeevan Mission. According to the Centre's scheme, water connection is being provided to every house. MP has performed well in implementing this scheme. Likewise, instead of right-to-health, the government plans to improve the district hospitals. The health department has been on the government's priority because of the corona pandemic. Therefore, the government has begun to bolster health facilities. Congress government's scheme to provide employment to youths through Urban Administration Department flopped. At that time, there were plans to stop that scheme. The BJP government plans to launch a scheme to provide self-employment to youths. The government is working on fast track to recruit staff for its offices. BJP spokesperson Rajneesh Agarwal has said the government wants to make ) farmers self-reliant instead of making them borrowers. The welfare schemes for the poor, which the Congress government stopped, are going to be re-started, Agarwal said. Instead of implementing those projects that are of no use to common man, such schemes as help the poor will be launched, he said. According to Congress's media coordinator Narendra Saluja, the BJP is enemy to farmers. Supply of electricity at cheaper rates has already been stopped, he said. Congress will launch an agitation, if the government cancels any welfare scheme launched by the party Saluja said. , INDIA'S POST-COVID-19 SCARS COULD BE AMONG THE WORST CHINA LAND GRAB 2KM INSIDE BHUTAN oklam is still on ChiDnese radar: According to a report in NDTV it has , established a village 2 km within Bhutan's territory, very close to the plateau where the Chinese and Indian armies were engaged in a tense standoff in 2017. In tweets that have since been deleted, Shen Shiwei, a senior producer with Chinese CGTN News, posted the images on Thursday morning of the village established in what he said was the Doklam area; later, he even indicated the precise location of the settlement.• Journalist Vishnu Som, who broke the story, said in a tweet that this was clear evidence of a Chinese land grab within Bhutanese territory and that too 9km from the faceoff site in Doklam.• • The Chinese village of Pangda lies 2 kilometres within Bhutanese territory and is an indicator of what India has always apprehended "salami slicing" by the Chinese which refers to Beijing attempts to eat into Indian and Bhutanese territory . Long after the corona pandemic ebbs, India would be among the world's major economies feeling the cascading effects of the outbreak, according to Global forecasting firm Oxford Economics. In a research note, it said India's post-COVID-19 scars could be among the worst in the world. "We forecast India's growth equilibrium to worsen substantially over the medium term, with potential growth averaging just 4.5 per cent over 2020-2025 in our latest baseline, as opposed to our previrus forecast of 6.5 per cent," Oxford said. ‘‘It's likely that headwinds */'$#& *#4 +/214'& 0+)*5 %63('8 (31/ 2/ 51 #/ 51 )3#22.' 8+5* 5*' 3+4+0) +0%+&'0%' 1( 5*' 7+364 %+59 *' %+59 *#& # %#4' 5#..9 1( 10 !'&0'4 "'5 #)#+0 5*' 42+-' +4 $'+0) #553+$65'& 51 5*' ('45+7#. 4'#410 *' %63('8 8+.. $' +0 (13%' (31/ 17'/$'3 #0& 3'/#+0 +0 12'3#5+10 5+.. (635*'3 13&'34 Pak anti-terror court awards 10-yr jail term to Hafiz Saeed An anti-terrorism court in Punjab province has awarded 10-year imprisonment to Jamat-ud-Dawa (JUD) chief Hafiz Saeed and other top leaders of the organisation in at least two cases related to terrorfinancing. As per the court order, the authorities have been directed to confiscate the properties of Hafiz Saeed along with the imposition of Rs 10,000 fine. Abdul Rehman Makki, brotherin-law of Saeed and second Can Parl make law, if agri is state subject? SC restores PIL The Supreme Court on Thursday restored a PIL which challenged the constitutional validity of the newly enacted farm laws citing that it is important to establish if the Parliament has the power, if the state frames a law, as agriculture is a state subject in the Constitution. The plea filed by advocate M.L. Sharma was dismissed earlier, but on Thursday he contended be, fore a bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde, "we only have to see if Parliament has the power, if the state frames a law." The bench also comprising Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian told Sharma his plea was earlier dismissed as there was no cause of action. 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The bench asked Sharma, why should his petition be restored, and the court cannot say the laws enacted is right or wrong. Sharma refused to withdraw the petition and insisted the bench to restore it. After a brief hearing in the matter, the bench said "We will restore and keep your matter for admission after two weeks." Sharma claimed that on the last hearing he could not argue his case. On Oct 12, the SC had issued a notice to the Centre on a batch of petitions against the recently enacted farm laws and had sought its reply However, the top . court dismissed the PIL filed by Sharma, and asked him to approach the High Court instead. $ in command in JUD, has also been sentenced to six months' imprisonment for being an accomplice to the terrorfunding cases. Zafar Iqbal and Yahya Mujahid have also been sentenced to 10.5 years' imprisonment each by the court. The case, filed by the Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), was heard by Judge Arshad Hussain Bhutta of the Lahore Anti- Terrorism Court No.1. The verdict was announced after cross-examination of witnesses' statements, which later brought the court to the conclusion that the accused were proven guilty . The latest verdict is part of at least 23 cases registered against Saeed and the members of his organisation in 2019 by the CTD with charges of terror-financing, terror-facilitation and terror-funding through various umbrella outfits working under the supervision of JUD. $ already hampering growth prior to 2020 -- such as stressed corporate balance sheets, elevated non-performing assets of banks, the fallout in non-bank financial companies, and labour market weakness -will worsen," writes Priyanka Kishore, head of economics for South Asia and South-East Asia, in the report. However, an adequate and well-designed fiscal stimulus would halve this impact by limiting deterioration in pre-COVID-19 headwinds. The report notes that the Indian government has announced various schemes and reforms this year, with an eye on the medium-tolong-term growth. $ Tiger mauls woman to death in Shahdol Shahdol: A 40-year-old woman was mauled to death by a tiger at her home in the buffer zone of Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Shahdol district on Thursday a forest official said. , The incident took place at 5.30 am when the big cat entered the home of Samaria Patel in Aketpur village, Shahdol north DFO Siddharth Gupta said. Following the attack, locals in the area protested and demanded that the forest department take measures to prevent such incidents. The family of the deceased woman has been given a compensation of Rs 4 lakh, the official added. Computer Baba walks out of jail !% (( % ) + $! ' " Bihar's 'tainted' KANSANA & GOYAL vent their ire openly edu minister quits I’ve brought resignation letter, within hours of says Dandotia assuming office Newly-appointed Bihar Education Minister Mewalal Choudhary allegedly facing , corruption charges in the recruitment of assistant professors and scientists, has resigned hours after assuming office on Thursday He . was sworn in as cabinet minister along with the CM. Earlier on Thursday , Choudhary had assumed charge of the education ministery The opposition . has been attacking the government over allegation of corruption against Mewalal ever since his name was announced. JD-U general secretary KC Tyagi said, "Nitish Kumar's identity is that of a leader with a difference. Democracy runs on ethics and public morality That is . why since allegations of corruption have been levelled against Choudhary he has re, signed from the post." It may be recalled that the RJD had been attacking the CM about the appointment of Choudhary RJD leader Tejashwi . Yadav had taken to Twitter to say: "By appointing Choudhary has the CM given him a , free hand to indulge in more corruption and loot?" Four suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists were killed and two policemen injured in a gunbattle on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway after a truck carrying newly infiltrated militants was intercepted on the outskirts of Jammu city on Thursday, top police officials said. The terrorists had come to execute a "big plan" which has now been foiled, IGP , Jammu Mukesh Singh said. Reacting to the success of the security forces, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said, "No outside force can derail us from our mission of peace and progress." In Srinagar, IGP , Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said the four terrorists were on SAVING PACHYDERM CALF " #% ! " $ %$ # ! !%" $ " ! $ ' ! ' " " $ $ " !%" " ! 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In Morena, there are many BJP leaders who are senior to Kansana, Singh said. 4 JeM terrorists killed in 3-hr gunbattle on J&K highway " Self-styled godman Namdev Das Tyagi alias Computer Baba was on Thursday released from Central Jail hours after he was granted bail by a local court in connection with a case pertaining to stalling construction of a gate at Gomatgiri, a pilgrimage of Digamber Jain community . Earlier in the day Indore , bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court had ordered for his release in a case under Sec 151 of CrPC if he was not required in any other case. “Total four cases were registered against Tyagi – two at Gandhi Nagar police station, one at Aerodrome police station and one under Section 151 of CrPC. He had got bail in three cases before and on Thursday he was granted bail in the fourth case as well,” said Vibhor Khandelwal, Tyagi's counsel . After bail orders reached the Central Jail, Tyagi was released in the evening. $ Resentment is brewing among the supporters of Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia about their defeat in the recently held by-elections. Anger was writ large on the faces of those former legislators who lost the bypolls. All of them came to Bhopal during Scindia’s visit on Thursday . The former legislators blamed the BJP leaders and workers for their loss. A former law-maker Raghuraj Singh Kansana who lost the bypolls on the BJP ticket said the party’s second-rung leadership had ditched him. Kansana said that he lost because of those leaders who had sabotaged his chances of victory He accused the Man. dal-level leaders of the BJP of backstabbing the party . The party leaders are acquainted with the names of those who engineered to his defeat, Kansana said. He said such leaders had called up the party workers, and asked them to work against him in the elections. Kansana said that he put up the matter before the party forum, and that the party would suffer if action was not taken against such leaders as had worked vaccine for Indian population are being carried out by Serum Institute of India, Cadila Healthcare Ltd, Bharat Biotech International Ltd, Reliance Life Sciences Pvt Ltd, Aurobindo Pharma Ltd, Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd and Biological E Ltd.Additionally Dr Reddy's Laboratories has , entered into an agreement with Russian Direct Investment Fund to conduct trials of the Sputnik vaccine for distribution in India. Russian authorities have claimed that the vaccine is 92% effective against Covid. Guleria emphasised that by end of next year, at least 30-40% of the people will need to be vaccinated; of them, the first priority will be given to health care workers and the elderly . %" $( ! "# ! ) % #! $ $ # $ % $ " $ " $ %"# ( * # $ ' ! # " & " their way to the Kashmir Valley to disturb the District Development Council (DDC) polls scheduled later this month, as Pakistan has been trying to cause trouble in the political process. Giving details of the en- $ counter, IGP Mukesh Singh told a press conference in Jammu that ever since the announcement of DDC polls, police have been receiving inputs about a possible infiltration bid by terrorists in Jammu. $ DCW rescues young widow being tortured by in-laws from MP In an inter-state joint operation, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has rescued a 30-year-old woman who was allegedly being assaulted and tortured by her in-laws after the death of her husband in Madhya Pradesh's Imaliya. A rescue operation was carried out after a complaint was made before the Commission by the victim's parents alleging that soon after the death of their daughter's husband, their daughter was being harassed by her in-laws. The complaint further mentions that the victim's parents tried speaking to their daughter's in-laws over the phone to discuss the matter but they were in-turn threatened that they would kill their daughter. Following the complaint, DCW member Sarika in- ' $ ' formed Chief Swati Maliwal who ordered an operation to rescue the woman. Due to the intervention of DCW, the girl was safely brought back to Delhi and an FIR registered in the matter against the in-laws. The girl is now living with her family in Delhi and the Commission is helping her with the legal proceedings. DCW Chief Swati Maliwal said, "Delhi Commission for Women never shies away from helping women even if the case falls out of our jurisdiction. Even in this case, we rescued the girl from MP. Women across the country have developed a strong trust for the work that the Commission has been doing."