fP The publishers permit sharing of the e-paper's pdf on WhatsApp and other social media platforms r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023 `4 r rnI no. 38281/83 free press t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE Quality at Value - WeATHeR 32.70c. 23.40c Sunrise : 05.46 Sunset : 07.16 THougHT foR THe dAy vol. XXXvIII no. 26 | Indore | Sunday | July 4, 2021 | PageS 14 Weekend www.fReepReSSjouRnAL.In JoyS oF ReADInG In youR own lAnGuAGe pg- 10 FoR 24x7 uPDATeS at last, devi ahilyabai to get a memorial in her city CM SHIVRAJ SINGH CHOUHAN CM GRANTS RS 175 CRORE announced at 'Dhanyavad for over-all development of Indore' programme the financial capital of MP our SPecial correSPoNdeNt Indore About 226 year after the death of justice-lover and popular ruler of the city , Devi Abhilyabai Holkar, her gorgeous memorial is to be built here. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made an announcement in this regard here on Saturday . He also announced a grant of about Rs 175 crore for the development of the city . Chief Minister Chouhan was overwhelmed at winning the highest number of seven awards in the country for Smart City projects by Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) and for creating the record number of vaccinations in the country He was address. ing a 'Dhanyavad Indore' programme organised here by IMC at Abhay Prashal. Addressing the gathering, where people of all sections of society were present, the chief minister, in his atypical style, remembered the work of good governance of Devi Abhilyabai Holkar and announced that a memorial would be built to INAUGURATES 11 OXYGEN plants costing Rs 11.35 cr & with a capacity of 13.8 tons felicitates corona fighters who died Be model of Covid-appropriate behaviour, says CM Chouhan warned that the dangers from the dreaded coronavirus were not over yet. So, Covid-appropriate behavior should be adopted. He said that, if this was followed, we should be able to thwart a possible third wave of Covid-19. City should be model of education, employment Chouhan expressed his wish that the city become a model for-and hub of-employment generation, where new ways of employment emerged. Major announceMents CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan felicitates family members of the corona fighters who had lost their lives while trying to save the lives of others during the second wave of the corona pandemic. Also present on the occasion were: Water resources minister Tulsiram Silawat, MP Shankar Lalwani, MLAs Ramesh Mendola, Akash Vijayvargiya, Malini Gaur and Mahendra Hardia and others schools can't increase tuition fees: chouhan The chief minister warned private school owners not to increase tuition fees at this time. He said, 'Schools can charge only the same tuition fees as they were charging last year.' Q Rs 160 crore for Indore Smart City Development Ltd Q Rs 25 crore for oxygen plant Q Rs 10 crore for corona treatment arrangements Q Apart from this, Chouhan also performed bhoomi pujan of various development works worth Rs 97 crore A religious man strives hard to cultivate virtues, to attain peace, to search for truth and knowledge and to attain god. - Sri Ma AlIA STARTS FIlmInG FoR HeR DeBuT PRoDuCTIon Pg-12 First compliance report by Google, FB under new IT rules big step towards transparency: Prasad New delhi IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday lauded major social media platforms such as Google, Facebook and Instagram for publishing their first compliance report on voluntary removal of offensive posts as per new IT rules, terming it a big step towards transparency . Under the new IT rules, large digital platforms that have over 5 million users are required to publish periodic compliance reports every In final stages of appointing interim resident grievance officer: Twitter tells Delhi HC P8 month, mentioning the details of complaints received and action taken thereon. "Nice to see significant social media platforms like Google, Facebook and Instagram following the new IT Rules. First compliance report on voluntary removal of offensive posts published by them as per IT Rules is a big step towards transparency," Prasad tweeted. The publishing of compliance reports by Google, Facebook and Instagram is bound to turn up the heat on Twitter, which has been engaged in a tussle with the Indian government over the new social media rules. Contd. on P8 French judge to probe raFale deal PariS In a development that will reverberate in India’s power corridors, a French judge has been asked to head a judicial investigation into ‘corruption’ suspicions in the 7.8 billion Euro Rafale deal. The PNF had initially refused to investigate the sale, prompting French investigative website Mediapart to accuse it and the French Anti-corruption Agency of "burying" suspicions surrounding the September 2016 deal. In April, Mediapart claimed "millions of euros of hidden commissions" were given to a go-between who helped Dassault conclude the sale, of which "some... could have been given as bribes" to Indian officials. Dassault retorted that no wrong-doing was flagged in the group's audits. After the reports, France's Sherpa NGO, which specialises in financial crime, filed an official complaint for "corruption" and "influence peddling" among other accusations, prompting an investigating magistrate to be designated to probe the deal. Sherpa had already asked for an investigation into the deal in 2018, but the CONG DEMANDS JPC PROBE The Congress on Saturday demanded the constitution of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the Rafale deal, which is under the French judicial scanner for corruption suspicions. RAHUL A PAWN OF RIVAL FIRMS The BJP alleged on Saturday that Rahul Gandhi is acting as an agent of rival defence companies and being used as a "pawn", and also claimed he and Congress keep raking up allegations of corruption in the Rafale deal in an attempt to "weaken" India. PNF took no action. In this first complaint, the NGO had denounced the fact that Dassault chose Reliance Group as its Indian partner, a conglomerate headed by billionaire Anil Ambani, who is close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Contd. on P8 Pushkar Singh Dhami to be new Uttarakhand CM dehraduN Pushkar Singh Dhami will be the new chief minister of Uttarakhand following his election on Saturday as the leader of the BJP legislature party in the hill state where assembly polls are due next year. The 45-year-old will be the youngest chief minister of the state and replaces Tirath Singh Rawat, who resigned on Friday night within four months of taking charge from Trivendra Singh Rawat. Dhami will be sworn in on Sunday Union minister , Narendra Singh Tomar told reporters after a legislature party meeting at the state BJP headquarters where he was a central observer. “My party has appointed a common worker, son of an exserviceman, who was born in the border district of Pithoragarh to serve the people. “We'll work on people's issues with the cooperation of all. I will carry forward the work done by my predecessors," Dhami, a two-time MLA from Khatima in Udham Singh Nagar district, said. As Dhami takes over less than a year ahead of the next assembly elections, his biggest challenge lies in leading the BJP to another victory and retaining power in Uttarakhand, where the party has been plagued by factionalism. Four youths rape minor Military's internal spat out in open Man hacks father CDS terms Air Force for six months, booked ‘support arm’, IAF and wife to death ACCUSED KILLED the duo in front of his two children chief disagrees on suspicion of illicit relationship... r the accused raped the girl on several occasions, blackmailing her r the horrific incident came to light when she was found pregnant our Staff rePorter BHOPAL our Staff rePorter BHOPAL/JABALPUR News Brief Committed to PM:• empowering traders New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday described as "landmark" the decision to include retail and wholesale trade as MSMEs, which will allow traders the benefits of priority sector lending, and said his government is committed to empowering the community. Lithuania declares emergency helsiNki: Lithuania has declared a state of emergency due to an influx of migrants in the last few days from neighbouring Belarus, as tensions between the European Union and Belarus escalate. 38 killed in Nepal floods kathmaNDu: Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains across Nepal have left at least 38 people dead, including seven children, and wounded over 50 others in the last 20 days, the Home Ministry said on Saturday. BJP wins big in dist panchayat chief polls luckNow: The Uttar Pradesh BJP has claimed that the party-backed candidates won 67 of 75 seats of the district panchayat chief, the voting for which was held on Saturday. Sania out of Wimbledon loNDoN: Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands on Saturday bowed out of the women's doubles event at the Wimbledon Championships following a straight-set defeat. Suspecting an illicit relationship between his wife and father, a man hacked the duo to death in Jabalpur late on Friday night. The police have arrested the accused. The incident was reported from Gokalahar village, under Belkheda police station, around 65 km from the Jabalpur district headquarters. Superintendent of police, Jabalpur, Siddharth Bahuguna said that the accused, Santosh Lodhi, 35, had killed his father, Aman Singh Lodhi, 65, and wife, Monsoon session of MP Assembly in August Kavita Lodhi, 32, in front of his two children with an axe. After committing the crime, he went to his uncle's house and asked him to inform the police about the incident. His uncle, Arjun Lodhi, who lives next door, informed the police, who arrested the accused from his home and also seized the axe used in the crime. During police interrogation, the accused claimed that his father and wife had an illicit relationship. "He told us that he had seen his wife and father in an objectionable position two days ago. Contd. on P8 A minor girl was raped by four persons, including three minors, for over six months. The accused raped the girl on different occasions in her village, blackmailing the minor. The incident came to light when she was found pregnant. The victim lives in Sarwar village under Ratibad police station. She told the police that one of the accused was known to her as they used to attend the same Anganwadi. The accused raped her in October 2020 and told his friends about the incident. The other accused started raping her, blackmailing the girl that they would reveal everything if she breathed a word of it to anyone. However, this accused spoke about it to one other minor boy and he, too, started blackmailing the girl and started sexually exploiting the minor since then. The exploitation did not stop here and he spoke about it to one other accused, Akash aka Akku poweR CuTS CReATe TRoubLe foR CApTAIn In punjAb BJP MLA, 24 others held for gambling Godhra our Staff rePorter Bhopal The Monsoon session of state Assembly will be held next month. This information was given by Assembly speaker Girish Gautam. Talking to a section of media on Saturday , Gautam said decision could not be taken on proposal sent by Legislative Affairs Department till date; therefore it is unlikely that the session will be convened in July . Gautam said monsoon session is expected to be of five to seven days. It needs to be recalled that the budget session was adjourned sine die early considering gravity of corona pandemic. The monsoon and winter sessions last year could not be convened because of pandemic. In 2021, budget session was convened from February 22 to March 26 but ended abruptly due to raging pandemic. As per rules, House session has to be convened before September. Earlier, Speaker had indicated that monsoon session could be held in July last week, adding that corona protocol would be followed. Contd. on P8 Sen, 21, and he, too, threatened and raped her. The girl told the police that the accused would call her and rape her in the fields on different occasions. The police said she did not tell any of her family members or friends about the incident as she was scared. The incident came to light when she complained of stomach ache and was taken to hospital. Contd. on P8 Police use water cannons to disperse AAP workers who were staging a gherao at Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh’s Siswan farmhouse in protest against long power-cuts in Mohali on Saturday Panchmahal police arrested 25 people including BJP MLA from Matar, Kesarisinh Solanki, who were found allegedly in connection with gambling and consumption of liquor at a resort here. The police raided the resort based on input about a gambling racket. "We got information about a 'Jugaad ka adda' at the resort, and that is why we raided the place," the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Panchmahal said. The police have seized Rs 5.81 lakh cash and eight vehicles. New delhi The spat over the creation of integrated theatre commands has now come out in open with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat stating that the air arm of the military was supposed to play a supporting role for the other armed forces. In response, the Indian Air Force refused to be drawn into a media debate on the matter but its chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria clarified that the IAF was in support of the creation of theatre commands but it should be done in the right way . He also disagreed with the CDS remarks comparing the IAF with combat support arms of the Army like Engineers and Artillery and stated that the IAF had a bigger air power role. The CDS is working towards the creation of four theatre commands of which three will be headed by Army officers and one by Navy officers. All the theatre commanders would report to the CDS as per the proposals which are yet to be approved by the Defence Minister and the government. The verbal spat happened during a seminar held by the Global Counter-Terrorism Council where the CDS said: "The Air Force is required to provide support Divorce: The pursuit of personal happiness? Nichola Marie G one are the days when dumped Bollywood wives would pour out their broken hearts and bitter bile to the glossies. That name-calling and finger-pointing is a thing of the past. Now, we have the to-be-divorced couple decorously sharing a joint statement about their mutual decision to amicably part ways, how they will continue to be devoted parents to their offspring, etc. In recent times, divorced couples like Adhuna and Farhan Akhtar, Mehr and Arjun Rampal, and Malaika and Arbaaz Khan, have shown us how it’s done. Of course, much will be read between the lines of the shocking missive from Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan… Was his alleged dalliance with an actress 27 years his junior, the real reason for the split? Did the wife simply refuse to look the other way just so she could continue to enjoy the perks of being Mrs. Khan? Did love simply die? Is marriage supposed to be about ‘love’, anyway? Reacting to the news, Upper Crust Editor Farzana Contractor, aptly wrote, “Who knows why two people fall in love or out. It’s all about happiness; when that runs out, people with strength and character and depth take steps…” Well, Kiran and Aamir certainly have. Kudos to them too, given the barrage of scrutiny and conjecture it naturally places them under. In India, with the divorce rate at less than 1%, simply staying together because “log kya kahenge?” is often the easier option. In Rao-Khan’s case “15 beautiful years together” did not automatically translate into a marriage that lasts a lifetime. Contd. on P8 T The SpAT he Air Force is required to provide support to ground forces. Do not forget that the air force continues to remain a supporting arm to the armed force. Just as artillery and engineers support the combatant arms of the army. n General Bipin rawat, Chief of DefenCe Staff t is not a role Ialone,role supporting any air-power has a higher to play. In of the integrated battle areas, a lot of things go into any air plan and these are issues under consideration n rKS BhaDauria, air Chief MarShal to ground forces. Do not forget that the air force continues to remain a supporting arm to the armed force. Just as artillery and engineers support the combatant arms of the army. They have an air defence charter and a charter for supporting ground forces in times of operations." Contd. on P8 11 test +ve in city Indore:•As many as 11 new cases were found out of 10,027 samples tested on Saturday Rate of positivity . was recorded at 0.11%. No death was reported today . CMHO bulletin said 1793931 sample reports were received. As many as 10016 samples were tested negative on Saturday At . least 95 patients are getting treatment. Total 151392 patients have been discharged so far including the 10 discharged on Saturday .