FREE PRESS - VOL. 12 NO. 15 | BHOPAL | WEDNESDAY | JUNE 29, 2022 | PAGES 14 TAILOR’S TALIBAN-STYLE MURDER ROCKS UDAIPUR WWW.FREEPRESSJOURNAL.IN EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE EDIT PUNJAB MUST CHOOSE ITS BATTLES WISELY FOR 24X7 UPDATES ACCUSED FILM crime cite insult to Islam as reason, held from Rajsamand; curfew clamped MANISH GODHA Jaipur A 40-year-old tailor in Udaipur, Kanhaiyalal Teli, was on Tuesday beheaded for posting on social media a comment in support of Nupur Sharma, the BJP spokesperson who was suspended by the party after worldwide outcry over her post Prophet against Muhammad. The two accused, who claimed responsibility for the murder and filmed it, were later arrested from the Rajsamand area. The two - who identified themselves Mohammad as Riyaz Akhtari and Mohammad - also allegedly threatened Minister Prime Narendra Modi in the Violence in Udaipur after tailor Kanhaiya Lal (left) was killed by two people (right) video. Following the murder, there were incidents of stone-pelting and arson and the situation is tense in the city Curfew has been . imposed in seven police circles Dhanmandi (where the murder took place), Ghantaghar, Ambamata, Hathipol, Surajpol, Bhupalpura and Savina - and will be effective until further orders. The Internet has also been suspended for 24 hours after the flare-up. Heavy force has also been deployed in at least half a dozen areas, additional 600 STATE CABINET MEET personnel have also been called from Kherwara, and markets are shut in five different places. Meanwhile, a team from the National Investigation Agency was headed to Udaipur at the time of going to press. Calling the situation "painful" and "shameful", Minister Ashok Chief Gehlot said an atmosphere of "animosity" has been created. Later, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also appealed for calm. Shopkeepers from the area said Teli had posted a comment 10 days ago, and had been receiving threats ever since. They said he had complained to the police, and had kept his shop shut for the past six days. CONTD. ON P6 CM discretionary fund hiked to ` 200 cr annually OUR STAFF REPORTER email@example.com News Brief Amarnath Yatra to begin after 2 yrs The Amarnath Yatra is all set to begin from June 30. About three lakh pilgrims are likely to take part in the pilgrimage to the cave shrine in the upper reaches of south Kashmir. Online registration for the 43-day schedule until August 11 has begun. This year, the pilgrims can also avail of helicopter service directly from Srinagar. ‘Soon, resolution against Agnipath’ Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday informed the Assembly that the state will soon bring a resolution in the House to oppose the Centre’s Agnipath scheme regarding the defence recruitment. “Agnipath is a whimsical and irrational move of the NDA government which will destroy the basic fabric of the Indian Army,” said the chief minister. PM in UAE on ex-Prez’s death Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Abu Dhabi on a special visit to pay personal condolences on the passing away of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The former UAE President and Abu Dhabi Ruler passed away in May. He served as the president of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi since November 2004. Billionaire Pallonji Mistry dies at 93 Billionaire Pallonji Mistry of the USD 5-billion Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) Group having its roots in the construction business died in the wee hours of Tuesday in Mumbai.Mistry, who was the single-largest shareholder in the Tata Group with an 18.37 per cent holding in the over USD 100 bn conglomerate, was 93. Akash Ambani is now Jio chairman uesday Mukesh Ambani on T resigned from the board of his group's telecom arm, Reliance Jio, and handed over the reins of the company to elder son Akash, a step seen as succession planning. In a stock exchange filing, Reliance Jio Infocomm said the company's board, at a meeting on June 27, "approved the appointment… as chairman of the board of directors of the company". The state Cabinet, on Tues, day approved proposal to increase Chief Minister's discretionary fund from Rs 150 . crore to Rs 200 crore annually The grant has been increased for financial year 2022-23 and the coming financial years. The Cabinet which met on Tuesday with meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan decided to increase the MLA Area Development Fund too from Rs 1.85 crore to Rs 2.50 crore and discretionary fund from Rs 15 . lakh to Rs 50 lakh annually The Cabinet granted inprinciple approval to establish medical college with 100 MBBS seats admission ca- OTHER DECISIONS MLA AREA DEVELOPMENT Fund hiked from Rs 1.85 crore to Rs 2.50 crore and discretionary fund from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 50 lakh annually. MEDICAL COLLEGE IN BUDNI with 100 MBBS seats and 500-bed affiliated hospital nursing college and paramedical college in Sehore district. MEDICAL COLLEGE IN UJJAIN with 100 seats of undergraduate courses in Ujjain. state without ITIs, creation of 437 instructor posts and 253 administrative posts proposed for 2022-23 23 NEW ITIS in development blocks of the SETTING UP of Rural Technology Park at Morena. pacity and 500-bed affiliated hospital, besides setting up of a nursing college of 60 seat admission capacity for nursing courses and a para- medical college of 60 seat admission capacity for paramedical courses in Budni Tehsil located in Sehore district. CONTD. ON P6 ONGC chopper crashes into Arabian Sea, 4 dead NEW DELHI/MUMBAI A brand new Pawan Hans' Sikorsky chopper with 9 people on board crashed into the Arabian Sea, about 50 nautical miles from the Mumbai coast on Tuesday, killing four people -- including three ONGC employees. The helicopter, which was part of the six Sikorsky S-76D helicopters that Pawan Hans had recently leased from Milestone Aviation Group, was about 4-5 minutes away from its destination - ONGC's Sagar Kiran rig - when the incident took place, company officials with direct knowledge of the matter said. The chopper went down around 1145 hrs, just 1 nautical mile away from Sagar Kiran, but managed to stay afloat with the help of the ALLOCATION OF 15 acres out of 6.082 hectares of government land at Berkheda Bondar village for university for the establishment of the 'National Forensic Science University (NFSU) Gandhi Nagar campus. JP HOSPITAL 2 docs suspended, 3 served notices in pregnant woman's death case OUR STAFF REPORTER City.firstname.lastname@example.org attached floaters, helping rescuers pull out all the nine, including two pilots, and ONGC after Navy/Coast Guard scrambled in one of the fastest rescue missions in the western offshore. Four of the nine pulled out were unconscious and airlifted in a Navy chopper to a hospital in Mumbai, where they were declared dead, an official said. CONTD. ON P6 Health department on Tuesday suspended two doctors and served show cause notice to three others in connection with the death of a pregnant woman. Hospital's gynaecologist Dr P Kumar and medical officer Dr Anamika Patle have been suspended with immediate effect, said health department's order. , Similarly show cause notice was served to gynaecologist Dr Shradha Agrawal, medical officer Dr Priti Daharia and Dr Vandana Od. Chandan Tiwari of Khajurikalan was admitted to JP . Hospital on Saturday Child died before delivery and family members urged doctors to undertake surgery to save Chanchal but doctors did not pay attention. CONTD. ON P6 Public Transport told to install VLTD, panic button by Aug 1 OUR STAFF REPORTER City.email@example.com Public Transport has been told to install Vehicle LocaDevice Tracking tion (VLTD) and Emergency Button (Panic Button) in public service vehicles, buses, taxis etc. by August 1, 2022. Principal Secretary Transport Faiz Ahmed Kidwai said that in order to provide security to women passengers, a notification in this regard has been issued by the Union Ministry of Transport making mandatory to install Vehicle Location Tracking De- RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; A state-level control room is being set up at the Transport Office, Bhopal for vehicle location tracking devices. This control room will do real time tracking of all public service vehicles vice and Emergency Button (Panic Button) in public service vehicles, buses, taxis etc. Kidwai said that it has been made mandatory to install vehicle location tracking device and panic button in all public service vehicles registered before December 31, 2018. He said that action is being taken to register the in- stitutions for installing tracking devices in vehicles. Information of registered entities will be issued from time to time. A statelevel control room is being set up at the Transport Office, Bhopal for vehicle location tracking devices. This control room will do real time tracking of all public service vehicles. READY TO ROLL Pg-14 Twitter accounts of several Pak journos, diplomatic missions banned ISLAMABAD India has banned the official Twitter accounts of several Pakistani diplomatic missions, journalists and some prominent personalities under the's Information Technology Act, 2000, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad has claimed. "Deeply concerning that #India has blocked the flow of information to Indian Twitter by withholding access to the following official accounts," Geo News quoted the Ministry as saying in a tweet on Monday night, while listing down the banned accounts. The banned accounts include accounts of the Pakistani Embassy in UN, Turkey Iran and Egypt. , "Diminishing space for plurality of voices & access to info in India is extremely alarming," the tweet added. The Ministry called out Twitter, saying that social media platforms should abide by the applicable international norms. It said that the government of Pakistan is urging the tech company to restore access to the restricted accounts immediately and ensure adherence to democratic freedoms of speech and expression. Meanwhile, the Twitter handles of journalists, including The News and Geo News reporter in London, Murtaza Ali Shah and CJ Werleman have also been withheld by the company under India's Information Technology Act, 2000, Geo News reported. CONTD. ON P6 `3 QUALITY AT VALUE WEATHER 35.00c. 25.00c Sunrise : 05.44 Sunset : 07.16 RETURN AND TALK TO ME UDDHAV TELLS REBELS CAMPING IN GUWAHATI... EKNATH SHINDE recalls remarks of Raut, Aaditya MUMBAI Striking a re-conciliatory note a day after divesting the portfolios of all nine rebel Shiv Sena ministers and against the backdrop of the Supreme Court granting relief to breakaway MLAs, party chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday appealed to the dissidents camping in Guwahati to return to Mumbai and talk to him, saying it's not "too late". Shinde, however, seemed unenthused as he reminded the Sena leadership that the patch-up offer is at variance with the harsh criticism the rebels are fac- LATEST DEVELOPMENT BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis along with eight independent MLAs met governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and demanded floor test as the MVA government had lost majority. ing from Uddhav's son Aaditya Thackeray and party spokesperson Sanjay Raut. Thackeray's to offer mend fences comes against the backdrop of controversial statements made by some Shiv Sena leaders, especially Sanjay Raut whose "40 bodies without soul" statement had caused a flutter. "It is not too late. I appeal to you to return and sit with me and remove the confusion (created by among actions) your Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde arrives to address media at a hotel where he is staying with other supporting MLAs, in Guwahati, on Tuesday ‘TRAITORS’ SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO ROAM ON STREETS: RAUT Striking an aggressive note against the rebel faction led by Eknath Shinde, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday said those who have betrayed the party leadership should not be able to move around."Traitors should not be able to roam on the streets," he said Will be in Mumbai soon: Shinde Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde said on Tuesday that he will be in Mumbai soon, adding that he is accompanied by 50 MLAs who have come on their own.Speaking to mediapersons outside the Radisson Blu hotel in Guwahati, Shinde said, "We are with the Shiv Sena and I'll be in Mumbai soon." Nadda meets Fadnavis Amid the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra, BJP chief J. P. Nadda discussed the situation in a meeting with former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at his residence. Sources said the agenda of the meeting was the current political situation. ”Current political situation is agenda of meeting between Nadda and Fadnavis, and also the party's future course of action," sources said. REBEL MLA BORNARE ATTACKS THACKERAY COTERIE Ramesh Bornare, rebel Shiv Sena MLA from Vaijapur in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district, on Tuesday said he stood firmly with Eknath Shinde, who has revolted against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, as he knew the Thane strongman "won't let anything bad happen to us". Shiv Sainiks and the public," a statement by Thackeray's aide quoted him as saying. "If you return and face me, some way could be found. As the party president and family head, I still care for you," he said. CONTD. ON P6 17 dead in Mumbai building collapse, rescue underway KURLA At least 17 people lost their lives after a four-storey Mumbai's in building Kurla collapsed on Monday night, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in. formed on Tuesday Earlier, rebel Shiv Sena MLA Mangesh Kudalkar expressed his grief over the loss of lives in the incident and announced that the family of the deceased will be given Rs 5 lakh each while the injured will get one lakh. "Rs 5 lakhs to the kin of those who lost their lives in the Mumbai accident, along with Rs 1 lakh to the injured," Kudalkar said in a tweet. The four-storeyed building collapsed in Mumbai's CBI arrests absconding accused in Vyapam scam case NEW DELHI The CBI has arrested a man from Maharashtra's Latur who had been absconding in a Vyapam scam case, of. ficials said on Tuesday It was alleged that during the Forest Guard Recruitment Test-2013 conducted by Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, also known as Vyapam, Hari Om Gupta had appeared in the written examination against roll no. 394262 impersonating as original candidate, they said. He was earlier arrested and put on trial by the state police, they said. "During the trial, the said accused having permanent address in District Maharajganj (Uttar Pradesh), fled from the judicial process and non-bailable warrant was issued against him by the trial court," CBI spokesperson R C Joshi said. CONTD. ON P6 Hockey player Lakra accused of involvement in murder of friend Rescue operation underway after a four-storey building collapsed at Naik Nagar in Kurla East in Mumbai on Tuesday Kurla late on Monday night. The incident took place in the Naik Nagar area. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena MLA Sanjay Potnis said, "In 2016, the building was listed under the C1 catego- . ry Later, following an audit, it was reclassified under C2. It should have been repaired, but it wasn't. I, however, don't think there has been negligence on part of BMC." CONTD. ON P6 48 migrants die after trailer abandoned in Texas heat SAN ANTONIO (US) Forty-eight people died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer in the sweltering Texas heat, one of the worst tragedies to claim the lives of migrants smuggled across the border from Mexico to the U.S. Sixteen people were hospitalised, including four children. A city worker heard a cry for help from the truck on a lonely San Antonio back road shortly before 6 p.m. Monday and discovered the gruesome scene, Police Chief William McManus said. Hours later, body bags lay spread on the ground near the trailer and bodies remained inside as authorities responded to the . calamity Forty-six people were found dead near the scene, authorities said, and two more people later died at a hospital, said Patti Tanner, a spokesperson at Baptist Health System in San Antonio. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said those who died had "families who were likely trying to find a better life." "This is nothing short of a horrific human tragedy," Nirenberg said. AGENCIES Bhubaneswar Senior India hockey player Birendra Lakra was on Tuesday accused of involvement in the murder of friend, childhood his Anand Toppo by the father of the deceased. Lakra’s friend was found dead inin flat his side Bhubaneswar in February this year and the father of the deceased, Bandhan, has accused the state police of shielding the hockey player since he served as a DSP at one time. Bandhan said he has been struggling to file an FIR for the last four months but the state police did not help him, forcing him to go public with his accusations. Lakra, 32, was part of India’s bronze medal winning team at the Tokyo Games and also led the national side at the Asia Cup, where the team won a bronze medal. “We and Birendra were next door neighbours, so naturally Anand was his childhood friend. On February 28, we got a call from Birendra that Anand is unconscious and he is taking him to the hospital. Later he informed us that Anand is no more,” Bandhan Toppo told PTI. “We asked him what had happened but he just told us to come to Bhubaneswar. We reached there next day and we were taken to the local police station where the officer told us Anand had committed suicide. But there was no suicide note.