FREE PRESS FP The publishers permit sharing of the e-paper's pdf on WhatsApp and other social media platforms VOL. XXXVIII NO. 163 | INDORE | FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 19, 2021 | PAGES 14 - Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; RETURN TO COUNTRY EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE WWW.FREEPRESSJOURNAL.IN FOR 24X7 UPDATES EDIT IPC CAN DEAL WITH SOCIAL MEDIA MISUSE Pg- 6 NEW DELHI News Brief CHETAN BHAGAT IN MONOLOGUE ROW Author Chetan Bhagat finds himself on the wrong side of trolls for his tweet on comedian Vir Das’ ‘2 India’ monologue. Bhagat shared a post declaring that ‘somethings are not done’. “I may fight or find many faults with my mother but I won’t go criticising her in the neighbour’s house. I may find a hundred things wrong with my country but I won’t go and criticise it publicly on an international stage,’’ Bhagat wrote in the tweet. Many social media users felt the mother analogy was uncalled for; one user pointed out that speaking outside, in the present time of internet, knows no boundaries; an uncharitable user felt his tweet was worse than his books. CASTRATION IN PAK FOR SERIAL RAPISTS Sex offenders convicted of multiple rapes in Pakistan could face chemical castration after parliament passed a new legislation that aims to speed up convictions and impose tougher sentences. The bill is a response to a public outcry against a recent spike in incidents of rape of women and children and growing demands for effectively curbing the crime. GURDWARA’S NAMAZ OFFER The Gurdwara association in Gurugram has decided to offer its premises for Friday prayers, following objections over the offering of namaz in public and open places. "It's 'Guru Ghar', open for all communities with no discrimination. There shouldn't be any politics here. The basement is now open for Muslim brothers who want to offer 'Jumme ki namaz'," said an association office-bearer. THREE TEST COVID POSITIVE IN CITY Indore: As many as three freh Covid positive cases were found out of 6325 samples tested on Thursday. Rate of positive patients was recorded at 0.05%. Total number of positive patients reached 153384. No death was reported on Thursday. As many as 21 patients are getting treatment in the city. Total 151871 patients have been discharged so far with 4 patients discharged on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government is using all channels including diplomatic to bring back high-profile economic offenders, leaving them with no op. tion but to return to the country Speaking at a symposium on credit flow and economic growth, he asked banks to support wealth and job creators with proactive lending while promising to stand by any loans given in right earnest. "In our attempt to bring back fugitive (economic offenders), we relied on policies and law and also used diplomatic channels. The message is very clear -. return to your country We are continuing these efforts," he said. He, however, did not name or refer to any particular offender. The Centre has in recent times stepped up efforts to extradite high-profile economic offenders such as Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi, wanted in connection with bank frauds and money laundering cases. While Rs 5 lakh crore has been recovered from defaulters through proactive steps, the recently set up National Asset Reconstruction Company would help resolve Rs 2 lakh crore of stressed assets, the PM said. He also said the financial health of banks is now in a much-improved condition as his government has since 2014 found ways to address the problems they faced. "Indian banks are strong enough to play a major role in imparting fresh energy to the country's econo, my for giving a big push and making India self-reliant," he said. "This is a time for you to support wealth creators and job creators. It is the need of the hour that now the banks of India work proactively to bolster the wealth sheet of the country along with their balance sheets," he asserted. Banks, Modi said, need to shed the culture of they being an approver and the customer being an applicant, and adopt the model of partnership. "When the country is working so hard on financial inclusion, it is very important to unlock the productive potential of the citizens," he said. Modi further said the reforms initiated by the government in the banking sector in the last six-seven years sup, ported the banking sector in every way due to which the sector is in a very . strong position today CONTD. ON P8 SC rubbishes skin-to-skin judgment of Bombay HC NARSI BENWAL MUMBAI Observing that any narrow and pedantic interpretation of the laws cannot be accepted, the Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the controversial judgment of the Court High Bombay which had held that "skin-to-skin" contact is invoke to necessary charges of sexual assault. The top court even set aside another verdict of the high court's Nagpur bench which had held that unzipping of pant after taking a minor inside a room wouldn't amount to outraging modesty of the girl. This judgment is significant as the verdicts by Justice Pushpa Ganediwala of the Bombay High Court could have set a wrong and a "dangerous" precedent, 3RD DOSE OF VACCINE? ONLINE REPORT / Mumbai The Centre is likely to take a call on administering the third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine for which a key meeting is scheduled next week, a top government official in the know of the development told CNN-News18. The channel’s exclusive report says an expert group has been working on formulating a policy document on the third vaccine . dose in the country The third shot could be first recommended as an additional dose and not a booster shot. The additional dose is administered to immunocompromised people while a booster shot is given to healthy people after a few months of receiving the second dose, according to sources. People whose immune systems are compromised because of illnesses such as cancer are not protected significantly from a standard two-dose vaccination programme. In that case, it’s important to administer the third dose, the report says. Most important ingredient of offence of sexual assault is the sexual intent, says Apex Court pointed out K K Venugopal, the attorney general. Justice Ganediwala had given two separate controversial verdicts. In one case, it had held that skinwas contact to-skin mandatory for prosecuting a person under charges of sexual assault. In another case, the judge had held that mere unzipping of pant and exhibiting the genitals to a minor wouldn't amount to sexual assault. After this ruling, the had Court Supreme stopped the promotion of Justice Ganediwala. A bench of Justices Uday Lalit and Bela Trivedi of the Apex Court on Thursday quashed these judgments. It said, "Any narrow and interpretation pedantic which would defeat the object of the provision, cannot be accepted. It is also needless to say that where the intention of the legislature cannot be given effect to, the courts would accept the bolder construction for the purpose of bringing about an effective result." CONTD. ON P8 Four cousins drown in dam, bodies fished out OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL/BETUL Four minors including two real brothers and their two cousin sisters drowned in Amagohan dam in Betul district on Thursday afternoon, said police. They were six cousins who had gone to the dam to have fun and but four of them decided to take a bath and entered waters, said the Shahpur police. Police said the two boys entered deep waters and began drowning and their sisters tried to save them. However, they too slipped inside and drowned, said police. The Betul police said the incident occurred at stop dam of Amagohan village, at around 03:30 pm. Shivnarayan Mukati, in-charge of Shahpur police station said the children Pratik 14 and Nikhil 16 were brothers and lived padhar village of the area. CONTD. ON P8 In India, the most popular password is "password" and not "123456" as has been widely speculated. Interestingly, Japan is the only other country that had the same top password as India, new research . showed on Thursday Other common passwords people use in India are "iloveyou", "krishna", "sairam" and "omsairam", 28.60c. 18.70c Sunrise : 06.42 Sunset : 05.42 No 11th hour changes: SC Turns down plea to conduct exams in hybrid mode AGENCIES New Delhi "Don't mess up with the edthe system", ucation Supreme Court said on Thursday while refusing to direct the CBSE and the CISCE to provide option of hybrid mode, instead of only offline mode, to the students for appearing in class 10 and 12 board examinations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. this that Observing business "last-minute" should be discouraged, the apex court said it would not be appropriate to intervene and disturb the entire examination process at this stage. The top court noted that term one board exams of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have already commenced from November 16, while semester one of the board exams of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) are to commence from November 22. hour eleventh "This changing and giving hope to the students, we discourage this," a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and C T Ravikumar said. CONTD. ON P8 STICK WITH 14% OBC QUOTA, HC TELLS STATE OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL In a jolt to state government, Jabalpur High Court on Thursday ordered that only 14 per cent reservation be provided to Other Backward Class (OBC), according to advocate appearing for petitioners. State government had given benefit of 27 per cent reservation in recruitment of teachers for some subjects in MP. General Administration department (GAD) had issued order. But soon, it was challenged in High Court which had asked state government to . submit its reply Advocate Aditya Sanghi, who appeared on behalf of petitioners, said, "HC continued its stay on 27 per cent OBC reservation. Besides, it instructed state government to give benefit of only 14 per cent reservation to OBC category. So the benefit of 27 per cent reservation which was given to teachers recruitment will be reverted in MP." Aditya Sanghi futher said, "The implementation of the enhanced quota will reservation the mean LAWYERSPEAK HC continued its stay on 27 per cent OBC reservation It instructed state government to give benefit of only 14 per cent reservation to OBC category. So the benefit of 27 per cent reservation which was given to teachers recruitment will be reverted in MP crosses the 50 per cent cap which is not allowed as per a Supreme Court order. It is very evident that if the court has stayed appointment and admission as per increased reservation, it means it is a stay on all exams and recruitment. As of now, 70 petitions have been filed to challenge this order." CONTD. ON P8 Raj BJP MLA accused of rape JAIPUR: A BJP MLA from Gogunda has been accused of rape for the second time in 10 months. A case was lodged against Pratap Lal Gameti in Udaipur's Ambamata PS on Wednesday based on a woman's complaint. Police got the victim's medical test done. In her complaint, she alleged that she had gone to the MLA for a job after which he started abusing her sexually for two years on , the pretext of marriage. Recently after the Vallabhnagar Assembly by-election, he stopped taking her calls and hence she decided to lodge a complaint. The 38-year-old woman gave a written complaint in the SP's office following which a case was registered. The case is currently with a CID-CB team headed by ASP Anjana Sukhwal. The victim said that she came in touch with the MLA two years back when she approached him for a job. First, they socialised and then he forced her to have physical relations on the pretext of marriage. The MLA continued to exploit her by threatening to kill her. Nine months back, the MLA was accused of rape by another BJP leader from MP. CJI PAYS OBEISANCE TO LORD MAHAKAL OPPN QUESTIONS minister's silence on Kangana’s remarks ‘Amazon not cooperating OUR STAFF REPORTER in drugs case probe’ BHOPAL Home minister Narottam Mishra on Thursday said that comedian Vir Das would not be allowed to Madhya in perform Pradesh. However, Das got support from the Opposition, including Congress and TMC. The Mumbai-based comedian Vir Das is presently in eye of controversy over his six-minute video titled 'I come from two Indias', a part of performance at John F Kennedy Centre in Washington DC recently, and uploaded on YouTube. He is in the US right now and faces a number of complaints with police in connection with the video. "We won't allow such jesters to perform. If he tenders an apology, we are going to think over it," Some other common passwords in India are 123456789, 12345678, india123, qwerty, abc123, xxx, Indya123, 1qaz@WSX, 123123, abcd1234 and 1qaz among others. According to new research by NordPass which is a proprietary password manager, predictable numerical and keyboard sequences are particularly popular in India. "Passwords such as 12345 WEATHER We will not allow Vir Das to perform in MP, says Mishra OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL Vir Das Mishra, who is also the MP government's spokesman, told reporters when asked comedian's the about monologue. The minister said, "There are some clowns who are out to defame the country. Unfortunately, they are getting support from Congress leaders like Kapil Sibal." He said these were the Congress people who also country. the defamed "Rahul Gandhi defamed India on foreign land while state Congress president Kamal Nath doesn't see a 'Mahaan Bharat but badnaam Bharat. I call such people 'vidushak' (jesters)." CONTD. ON P8 Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Thursday accused e-commerce platform Amazon of non-cooperation in probe into alleged drugs peddling case in the state and warned of punitive action. Bhind police has already served notice to Amazon and a police team has been sent to Andhra Pradesh to arrest the accused. On November 13, the Bhind Police busted interstate peddling of marijuana through ecommerce Amazon platform. "There are no guidelines for online businesses. We will make guidelines from Madhya Pradesh. Amazon was called but they are not cooperating, we will bring them. CONTD. ON P8 Most popular password in India is 'password', not '123456' NEW DELHI Quality at Value ‘IT WASN’T EASY FOR ME TO CONVINCE JOHN TO PLAY THREE CHARACTERS IN SMJ 2’ Pg-14 PM MODI TO FUGITIVE ECONOMIC OFFENDERS BANKING SECTOR must support wealth, job creators: Modi `3 RNI No. 38281/83 and variations of qwerty were ranked high up in the lists. Worldwide, these combinations are also quite popular, as well as localised versions of qwerty (for example, aazerty' in French speaking counresearch the tries)," showed. Names and loving words were rather popular in India both among men and women. Some other common passwords in India are 123456789, 12345678, india123, qwerty, abc123, xxx, 1qaz@WSX, Indya123, 123123, abcd1234 and 1qaz. Overall, the Indian password list has similar trends as many countries, but also has its differences. India is one of only a few countries that has a different number one password - 'password', whereas 43 out of 50 analysed countries had '123456' as the number one password. "Qwerty" and its variations are particularly popular in India. "In addition to that, other letter combinations, formed by hitting the keyboard in vertical or horizontal order are very popular," the research noted. Chief Justice of India Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana along with his wife pays obeisance to Mahakal Jyotirlingam, in Ujjain on Thursday evening. They sat at Nandi Grih for a few minutes to witness Sandhya Aarti. A few SC and MP High Court justices along with lower court's judicial officers were also present. The CJI also visited ancient Harsiddhi Mandir and Kaal Bhairav Mandir and offered prayers to the presiding deities Second China-constructed enclave in Arunachal, show new sat images ONLINE REPORT New Delhi New satellite images show that China has constructed a second enclave or cluster of at least 60 buildings in Pradesh, Arunachal claimed an NDTV report. The new enclave did not exist in 2019 according to the satellite images; a year later, it can be seen. It lies 93 km east of a China-conin village structed Arunachal Pradesh, a big encroachment first reported by the same news channel in January and which was confirmed by a Pentagon report just days ago. The second enclave lies approximately 6 kilometres within India in the region between the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and the International Boundary. India has always claimed this as its own territory. The images do not offer any clarity on whether the enclave is occupied. CONTD. ON P8 CHINA BUILDS NEW VILLAGES IN BHUTAN TERRITORY China has constructed new villages in Bhutan territory near Doklam in the last one year, new satellite images have revealed. The images show that four villages were built by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) in about 100 sq.km. area between May 2020 and November 2021. It seems that construction started at the same time when the PLA had ingressed into Indian territory at multiple locations in eastern Ladakh and the Sikkim sector. Cong questions PM's silence The Congress accused the BJP-led government on Thursday of compromising national security and India's territorial integrity, and questioned PM’s silence on new Chinese villages near the Dokalam plateau. Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh said "Why are we tolerating this allround aggression from China and doing absolutely nothing about it?” India-China military talks soon India and China on Thursday agreed to hold the 14th round of military talks at an early date to achieve the objective of complete disengagement in remaining friction points along the LAC in eastern Ladakh. At a virtual meeting of Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on border affairs, two sides had "candid and in-depth" discussions on the situation and reviewed the developments.