FREE PRESS FP The publishers permit sharing of the e-paper's pdf on WhatsApp and other social media platforms - VOL. 11 NO. 319 | BHOPAL | MONDAY | MAY 2, 2022 | PAGES 12 FOR 24X7 UPDATES News Brief Nand CIA's first chief tech officer EDIT Rs 60 lakh as salary since 2020 OUR STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org FP NEWS SERVICE New Delhi There may be a respite from the heat wave in Delhi and adjoining parts of northwest and central India from Monday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. The weather office has predicted partially cloudy sky with the possibility of thunder at isolated Himachal Delhi, over places Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh, east Rajasthan and parts of Uttar Pradesh, which is likely to give some respite to residents from the searing heat. The heatwave is also expected to abate in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattis- Record GST collection in April MP DAMOR STARTS CAMPAIGN AGAINST QUOTA BENEFITS TO TRIBAL CONVERTS Security forces on Sunday arrested two 'hybrid' terrorists in Kulgam and Sringar districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. "#KulgamPolice & Army (34 RR) arrested one #hybrid #terrorist of proscribed terror outfit LeT namely Yamin Yousaf Bhat of Gadihama Kulgam," the Kashmir Zone Police said on its Twitter handle. The police said incriminating material, arms and ammunition, including a pistol, two grenades and 51 pistol rounds were recovered from his possession. The Ministry of Finance on Sunday informed that the Goods and services tax (GST) collections have touched an all-time high of over Rs 1.68 lakh crore in April as the country witnessed an improvement in economic activities. The April collection is Rs 25,000 crore higher than that in March, having the second-highest collection of PG-11 Rs 1.42 lakh crore. delisting rallies in all tribaldominated districts, including 22 such districts in state. Our demand is that any ST who converts to another religion should be deprived of reservation benefits (in govt jobs and admission)," he said. "I have held three rallies in Jhabua, Alirajpur and Ratlam to create public awareness about delisting such people who are enjoying reservation benefits even after religious conversion," Damor added. CONTD. ON P6 Conspiracy to make Mumbai UT PATIALA wo-time Olympic medallist P T V Sindhu was left in tears after an "unfair" call by the umpires midway through her semifinal match against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi derailed her dream of winning a gold at the Badminton Asia Championships in Manila. Leading 14-11 in the second game after having won the first game, Sindhu was handed a point penalty for taking too much time to serve between points. Two hybrid terrorists nabbed The Shiv Sena has accused Devendra Fadnavis, the Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra, of plotting to make Mumbai a Union Territory. In a scathing editorial in the party mouthpiece Saamna published in the Maharashtra Day edition, the Sena alleged that Mr Fadnavis has presented a plan to the Union Home Ministry to make Mumbai a union territory, which will bring it out of the purview of the state government. Punjab bans 3 books The Punjab School Education Board has banned three books for allegedly distorting facts related to Sikh history, officials said. Punjab Education Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer on Sunday said action will be taken against writers and publishers for allegedly distorting facts related to Sikh history in the books. AGENCIES New Delhi PATIALA CLASHES Key accused arrested The main accused Barjinder Singh Parwana was among the six more people arrested in connection with the clashes here that had left four people injured, the Punjab Police said on Sun. day Two groups had clashed on Friday over an antiKhalistan march, hurling stones at each other and brandishing swords, forcing police to fire in the air to bring the situation under control. With the arrest of six more people, the number of accused who had been nabbed so far reached nine, said police. Addressing the media here, Inspector General of range) (Patiala Police Mukhwinder Singh Chhina said, "The main accused Barjinder Singh Parwana has been arrested from Mohali." Parwana, 38, was presented before a court here and was sent to 4-day police remand. A resident of Rajpura in Q Cash Rs 30.30 lakh Q Jewellery worth Rs 8.18 lakh Q 35 land/ property documents worth 3.82 cr Q Four SUVs and cars, a tractor worth Rs 50 lakh Q 21 bank accounts, four insurance policies The police then intercepted the man and the woman, both aged 18, who were travelling on the vehicle and enquired about them, Navghar police station's senior inspector Sunil Kamble said. The man gave his name Mohan Ramkaran as Singwal, a native of Rajasthan, and the woman accompanying him was identified as Parveeen Hakim papers of immovable property Mishra owns in Bhopal were also recovered during the searches," the officer said. CONTD. ON P6 FP NEWS SERVICE / Jhabua BJP MP Guman Singh Damor on Sunday said he had been organising 'delisting' rallies across the state for the past few days seeking that tribals who convert to any other religion must not be given reservations mandated for Scheduled Tribes. Lok Sabha MP from Ratlam-Jhabua constituency, himself a tribal, said Article 342 of the Constitution speaks of reservations for STs but is silent on those (tribals) who convert to other religions, while Article 341 of the Constitution is clear that members of SC communities will be deprived of reservations if they convert. "We have been organising NEW DELHI: Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in the country on Tuesday as the moon was not sighted on Sunday evening. Fatehpuri Masjid Imam Mufti Mukarram Ahmad told PTI that the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of the mosque contacted many places in New Delhi, West Bengal, Bihar and other parts of the country to establish that the moon had not been sighted anywhere. garh, Telangana and West Rajasthan from May 3, the IMD said. RAIN IN KARNATAKA: Meanwhile, parts of Karnataka, especially Bengaluru, were caught off guard as heavy rain lashed the state. Breaking the streak of heat wave -- at least by Bengaluru standards -- rain lashed many parts of the capital city, inundating commercial areas like Shivajinagar and Frazer Town. Vehicles were stranded on the roads and the weekend crowd had a tough time. The heavy rains have come on the eve of Ramzan, upsetting shopping in Muslim dominated areas. The civic body deployed its personnel in some areas as water entered a few houses. The weather office said the sudden spell was due to a western disturbance and is likely to persist for the next two days. A few areas in the city also witnessed minor hailstorms as twitterati went hyper posting pictures 'hailing the hailstorm'. No curfew relaxation on Eid, Akshay Tritiya in Khargone EXAM CANDIDATES to get special passes FP NEWS SERVICE Khargone A 24-hour curfew will be in force on Eid-al-Fitr and Akshay Tritiya in Khargone and people have been asked to celebrate the upcoming festivals at home in the city, where violence was reported during a Ram Navami procession on April 10, . officials said on Sunday The festival of Eid-al-Fitr will be celebrated either on May 2 or May 3 depending on the moon sighting, while Akshaya Tritiya, considered auspicious for beginning new ventures, marriages and expensive investments such as in gold, will be celebrated on May 3. After a 'peace committee' meeting, Khargone's additional collector Sumer Singh Mujalda told reporters on Saturday night that there will be no relaxation in curfew on May 2 and May 3. No marriage functions will be allowed in the city on Akshaya Tritiya, he said. People can go out of station on Sunday to attend marriage functions, the official said, while urging people to celebrate the festivals at home. For students appearing in various exams, special passes will be issued, he said. "The administration can make changes in these decisions as per the prevailing circumstances," he added. Khargone's in-charge superintendent of police Rohit Kashwani said additional forces have been called from other districts to maintain the law and order situation in the city in view of the festivals. Temporary jails have been set up and those violating the curfew will not be spared, he said. The curfew in the city was relaxed on Sunday for nine hours - from 8 am to 5 pm, he said. NEW DELHI Ahead of his visit to Gerand Denmark many, France, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his trip to Europe comes at a time when the region faces many challenges and choices, and that he intends to strengthen the spirit of cooperation with India's European partners. In a statement, Modi said he will be visiting Berlin on May 2 at the invitation of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, following which he will travel to Copenhagen on May 3-4 at the invitation of his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen to hold bilateral engagements and also participate in the Second India-Nordic Summit. On the way back to India, Modi said, he will make a brief stopover in Paris for a meeting with French Emmanuel President hailing Kusumbandia, from Madhya Pradesh, he said. Further inquiry revealed the duo had eloped from Bhind district in Madhya Pradesh and that a case of kidnapping, under Indian Penal Code Section 363, was registered at Pipari police station there following the by complaint a woman's family members. CONTD. ON P6 Macron. "My visit to Europe comes at a time when the region faces many challenges and choices," Modi said. "Through my engagements, I intend to strengthen the spirit of cooperation with our European partners, who are important companions in India's quest for peace and prosperity," the prime minister said in his departure statement. The visit comes amid the Ukraine crisis, which has united much of Europe against Russia. Detailing his engagements, Modi said his visit to Berlin will be an opportunity to hold detailed bilateral discussions with Chancellor Scholz, whom he met at G20 last year in his previous capacity as Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister. CONTD. ON P6 Representational pic Curfew was clamped in the city after the violence on April 10, during which shops and houses were damaged, vehicles torched and stones hurled. Since April 14, the local administration has been relaxing the curfew for some hours. As per the district administration's order, the curfew relaxation will not be applicable to petrol pumps and for the sale of kerosene from Public Distribution System (PDS) shops. During the curfew relaxation period, shops selling milk, vegetables, medicines, and barber's shops among others, are allowed to remain open, but religious places have been asked to be kept shut. Passenger buses will be allowed to ply during curfew relaxation, the order said. New Omicron variants can dodge immunity, may trigger wave European partners important companions in India's quest for peace, prosperity: Modi Missing number plate of bike helps police nab couple who eloped from MP THANE: A man and a woman who had eloped from Madhya Pradesh were caught here in Maharashtra on Sunday when police spotted them moving on a motorcycle without a number plate, an official said. During a nakabandi (blockade) at Navghar near the Anand Nagar toll plaza, a police team spotted the two-wheeler which did not have the number plate. Moon not sighted, Eid on Tuesday ILL-GOTTEN MONEY Sunrise : 05.54 Sunset : 06.54 HEAT WAVE MAY BREAK OUT OF SPELL lakh cash, jewellery worth Rs 8.18 lakh and 29 documents of land in and around Satna worth Rs 1.76 crore in the name of Mishra and kin. Besides, It was really unfair: Sindhu 41.20c. 26.60c MAKE SUMMERS SEXY AGAIN Pg-12 CELEBRATING A TRULY RETROGRADE DECISION The Economic Offences Wing conducted a raid on a house of a junior scientist of Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board, posted in Satna and unearthed assets worth more than Rs 7 crore, which is disproportionate to his known sources of income. Sushil Kumar Mishra was recruited as a lab assistant in MPPCB and was promoted as junior scientist in 2020. He has earned about Rs 60 lakh as salary so far, however owns movable and immovable assets worth over 7 crore. Superintendent of Police (EOW, Rewa) Virendra Kumar Jain told Free Press acting on a complaint, the agency conducted searches at the residence of Mishra at Maruti Nagar in Satna on Sunday morning. "We have found Rs 30.30 Nand Mulchandani, an Indianorigin man, has been appointed as Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) first-ever Chief Technology Officer. The announcement was made by CIA Director William J Burns. According to CIA, Mulchandani has over 25 years of expertise working in Silicon Valley. The CIA, the first line of defence for the United States, last week announced the appointment of Nand Mulchandani as its first-ever Chief Technology Officer (CTO). WEATHER EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE EOW raid: Scientist of PCB is crorepati! HE EARNED about WWW.FREEPRESSJOURNAL.IN `3 QUALITY AT VALUE RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; AGENCIES New Delhi Workers set up loudspeakers at Idgah for prayers, ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr festival, in Bhopal, on Sunday PTI Pak gets USD 8 bn financial support from Saudi Arabia ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia has agreed to provide Pakistan with a "sizeable package" of around USD 8 billion to help the cash-starved country bolster dwindling forex reserves and revive its ailing economy, a media re. port said on Sunday Pakistan has faced growing economic challenges, with high inflation, sliding forex reserves, a widening ROW OVER 'SANSKRIT' OATH current account deficit and . a depreciating currency Pakistan secured the deal during the visit of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to Saudi Arabia. The financial package includes doubling of the oil financing facility, additional money either through deposits or Sukuks and rolling over of the existing USD 4.2 billion facilities. IMRAN BOOKED FOR 'HOOLIGANISM' Pakistan police on Sunday booked 150 people including former Prime Minister Imran Khan in connection with sloganeering against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his delegation at the Masjid-e-Nabawi. Omicron sub variants BA.4 and BA.5 have the ability to avoid immunity induced by both previous Covid infection and vaccination, according to a new study not yet peer-reviewed. According to researchers from the Africa Health Research Institute in South Africa, the findings could signal a fresh wave of infections by the BA.4 and BA.5, Bloomberg reported. Last month, scientists at Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation (CERI) in South Africa detected the two new subvariants of the highly Omicron contagious variant. In a series of tweets, Tulio de Oliveira, Director of CERI, revealed that "BA.4 and BA.5 are distinct from other Omicron lineages". "BA.4 and BA.5 are estimated to have originated in mid-December 2021 and early January 2022, respec." tively CONTD. ON P6 Madurai Medical College dean loses post N Chithra CHENNAI Amidst a row over students of the Madurai Medical College, a State Government institution taking the "Maharishi Charak Shapath" instead of the well-known "Hippocratic Oath" during their white coat ceremony, the Tamil Nadu Health and Family Welfare Department on Sunday relieved the institution's Dean A. Rathinavel. He was placed on the wait list. The students had taken the Eng- lish version of the Sanskrit oath on Saturday in the presence of some State Ministers and others. The Health Department said it was highly condemnable that the Hippocratic Oath, which was being administered for long to students joining the medical course and doctors stepping into practice, had been replaced by the "Maharishi Charak Shapath". The Dean had earlier claimed the students' representatives had taken the oath by themselves. Health Minister Ma. Subraman- ian, however, instructed the Director of Medical Education R. Narayanababu to initiate a departmental enquiry into the incident. The "Maharishi Charak Shapath" was recommended by the National Medical Commission in its circular dated March 31 this year. The NMC had recommended replacing the Hippocratic Oath with the "Maharishi Charak Shapath" and also provided a loosely translated English version of the same. The March 31 circular was issued regarding the new Competency Based Medical Education for Undergraduate Course Curriculum and guidelines for its implementation. The NMC said the "modified Maharishi Charak Shapath is recommended when a candidate is introduced to medical education." The State Health Department said the DME would issue a circular instructing all heads of departments of medical colleges and hospitals in Tamil Nadu to ensure only the Hippocratic Oath is administered in the future.