FREE PRESS - VOL. XXXIX NO. 23 | INDORE | FRIDAY | JULY 1, 2022 | PAGES 16 WWW.FREEPRESSJOURNAL.IN FOR 24X7 UPDATES Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; RNI No. 38281/83 EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE EDIT STABILITY CHALLENGE FOR SHINDE-FADNAVIS DUO SHIMMERY BEAUTY Pg-16 `3 QUALITY AT VALUE WEATHER 32.40c. 25.20c Sunrise : 05.45 Sunset : 07.16 'EASE OF DOING BUSINESS' RANKING OF STATES, UTS K’taka, Gujarat ‘top achievers’, MP ‘achiever’ NEW DELHI Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Telangana are among the seven states categorised as top achievers in the ranking of states and Union Territories based on the implementation of the business reform action plan 2020, according to a report released by Finance Minister Nirmala Sithara. man on Thursday Haryana, Karnataka, Punjab and Tamil Nadu are the other states on the list of top achievers. Himachal Pradesh, Mad- TOP ACHIEVERS: Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Telangana, Haryana, Karnataka, Punjab and Tamil Nadu ACHIEVERS: Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh ASPIRES CATEGORY: Assam, Kerala, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Rajasthan and West Bengal EMERG I NG B US I NESS EC O SY S TEMS : Delhi, Puducherry, Tripura, Andaman and Nicobar, Bihar, Chandigarh, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura element of healthy competition through a system of assessing states based on their performance in the implementation of Business Reforms Action Plan (BRAP). The Aspires category too includes seven states, including Assam, Kerala and Goa. Other states in this section are Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Rajasthan and West Bengal. In the category of emerging business ecosystems, there are 11 states and UTs, including Delhi, Puducher- FADNAVIS WILL DRIVE CM SHINDE TO WORK hya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh have been as categorised Achievers in the ranking. The broader aim of the exercise is to boost investor confidence, foster a business-friendly climate and augment the ease of doing business across the country by introducing an In tactical move, BJP renounces CM’s post but keeps the power steering in its hands HASAN ZAIDI News Brief 2.72L applications under Agnipath The Indian Air Force (IAF) has received 2.72 lakh applications under the Agnipath recruitment scheme within a week of launch of the registration process, the defence ministry said on Thursday. The registration process that began on June 24 had seen filing of 94,281 applications by Monday. Need to protect Indian Ocean: NSA Asserting that the Indian Ocean Region was an important asset for the country, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Thursday said it was becoming competitive and has a potential for a clash of interests and the country has to be vigilant to protect it. Group of Afghan Sikhs arrives Eleven Afghan Sikhs arrived in India on Thursday with the ashes of Sawinder Singh, who was killed in an attack on a gurdwara in Kabul, according to people coordinating with the Indian government for their transfer. The government had on June 19 granted emergency e-visas to 111 Hindus and Sikhs from Afghanistan. Zubair moves HC against remand The Delhi High Court will hear on Friday a plea by Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair challenging his police remand in a case related to an alleged objectionable tweet he had posted in 2018 against a Hindu deity. Israeli parliament dissolved Israeli lawmakers on Thursday unanimously voted to dissolve the parliament, after Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's coalition government lost its majority in the parliament, triggering an unprecedented fifth election in less than four years. SANJAY JOG Mumbai A day after the BJP caught the tiger by its tail, two new twists took Maharashtra by surprise. First, the rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde hit a jackpot as the state’s Chief Minis- ter. Second, the BJP central leadership announced that Devendra Fadnavis would be the deputy, hours after he said he will ensure the smooth functioning of the government from the outside but not join it. Within hours, at 7.30 pm, both of them showed cama- raderie and took oath for their respective posts at Raj Bhavan, in the presence of Governor BS Koshyari. Shinde later chaired the first cabinet meeting of the new government. This move was contrary to the earlier claims made by the BJP which said that , with 106 legislators and support of seven independents and one MNS MLA, Fadnavis would become the CM for the third time. Shinde, who claimed support of 38 Shiv Sena MLAs and nine independents, was to be the deputy On . the new diktat, Fadnavis was said to be sulking but the leadership rapped him into taking charge as second fiddle. CONTD. ON P8 THE ROLLERCOASTER RIDE TO CM’S OFFICE rickshaw being Minister From a the Chief driver to of Maharashtra, Eknath Sambhaji Shinde, a staunch Shiv Sainik, has come a long way. Shinde, who belongs to the politically influential Maratha community and hails from Satara district, is the fourth CM after YB Chavan, Babasaheb Bhosale and Prithviraj Chavan to Orange alert warning of heavy rainfall in 10 districts MANIPUR LANDSLIDE: 13 bodies recovered, PM reviews situation The India Meteorological on (IMD) Department Thursday issued an orange alert warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall in 10 districts of Madhya Pradesh. Apart from this, the IMD has issued two yellow alerts for heavy rainfall and thunderstorms with cloud to ground lightning strikes in large parts of the state, an official said The alerts were valid until Friday morning, meteorologist Ekta Singh of the IMD's Bhopal office said. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to lash isolated places of 10 districts Gwalior, Guna, Ashok Nagar, Datia, Sheopur, Shivpuri, Morena, Bhind, Neemuch and Mandsaur, it was stated. Medium to heavy rainfall will occur at isolated places in 18 districts, including Indore, Ratlam and Umaria, while thunderstorms with lightning are likely at isolated places in the districts of including divisions, 10 Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain and Chambal, the IMD alert stated. CONTD. ON P8 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reviewed the landslide situation caused due to incessant rainfall in Manipur with Chief Minister N Biren Singh and assured full possible support from the central government. "Spoke to Manipur CM Shri @NBirenSinghJi and reviewed the situation due to a tragic landslide. Assured all possible support from the Centre. I pray for the safety of all those affected. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon," PM Modi tweeted. As many as 13 persons were killed after a massive landslide struck near a railway construction camp in Manipur's Noney district, officials told media . persons today "We're working hard but because of rains and other factors, this happened. It is the main Tulum station where the train was supposed to stop. Maybe be- BHOPAL NEW DELHI TIME FOR LESSON IN HINDUTVA Immediately after the Supreme Court kept in abeyance till July 11 the disqualification proceedings before the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Speaker, Eknath Shinde announced victory of Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray’s Hindutva. However, he hadn’t imagined being the next Chief Minister in an alliance , with the BJP to aggressively pursue Hindutva ahead of Lok Sabha and state assembly elections in 2024. PG-8 assume the top post. Shinde accepted Uddhav Thackeray as the Chief Minister of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government and was sulking since day one but maintained his calm. CONTD. ON P8 UDAIPUR BEHEADING NIA searches factory where video was shot MANISH GODHA Jaipur cause of heavy ongoing work, some seismic disturbance may have taken place. 13 bodies have been taken out," said DGP P Doungel. So far, 19 people have been rescued and are being treated at Noney Army Medical unit. Evacuation of critically injured is in progress but bad weather and fresh landslides are hampering rescue operations, the CPRO said. The North-East Frontier Railway CPRO said the landslide triggered by incessant rains caused damage to the Tupul station building of the ongoing Jiribam - Imphal new line project. "Landslide also stuck the track formation, camps of construction workers and rescue operations is in progress," the NF Railway CPRO said. CONTD. ON P8 The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has moved the two men behind tailor Kanhaiya Lal’s beheading – Riyaz Attari and Mohammad Ghaus – to Delhi for further probe. On Thursday, the probe agency searched SK Engineering, a factory in Sapetia at Sukher, where the two allegedly made the video. Officials said the knife used for the gruesome killing was also made at the factory by the accused. The police said they found more arms on the premises. A senior police officer associated with the Special Investigation Team (SIT), which was constituted within hours of the murder, said that the factory and offices of SK Engineering have been seized and the owner has been detained. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Chief Minister handed over aid of Rs 50 lakh to Kanhaiya Lal’s . family CONTD. ON P8 NATO declares China a security threat for the first time MADRID NATO, the worlds most powerful military alliance, has declared China as a security threat for the first time, warning that Beijings ambitions and coercive behaviour is a major challenge to the groups interests, putting its forces on a potential war-footing against Russia, media re- ports said. 10-year new NATO's strategic blueprint, agreed to by leaders at a summit in Spain on Thursday morning (AEST), called out the rising Asian power for conducting "malicious" cyber operations, for its strategic partnership with Russia, rapidly expanding nuclear arsenal and its efforts to dominate key sup- ply chains, Sydney Morning Herald reported. China reacted to being labelled a threat by calling the Western alliance a "Cold War remnant" and a source of instability that is "smearing" Beijing's international reputation. Australia Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, at the summit as part of the ?Asia Pacific 4' group of guests, said the Western world needs to reassert its democratic values. He dismissed China's criticism of NATO and de- clared the summit "extremely successful", Sydney Morning Herald reported. "What we've seen is the world come together in rejecting the Russian aggression on Ukraine, and also having a reassertion of our shared values of having a rules-based international order," Albanese said before leaving for Paris. ry and Tripura. Andaman and Nicobar, Bihar, Chandigarh, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura are the other states and UTs in this section. The commerce and industry ministry has this time changed the system of ranking by making it category-based - top achievers, achievers, aspires, and emerging business ecosystems - against the earlier practice of announcing ranks. CONTD. ON P8 Murmu, Sinha in fray for presidential poll after scrutiny of papers NEW DELHI NDA nominee Droupadi Murmu and her challenger Yashwant Sinha were the only two candidates left in the fray for the July 18 presafter election idential scrutiny of nomination papers, Rajya Sabha Secretary General P C Mody said . on Thursday Mody, the returning officer for the presidential election, said 115 nomination papers of 94 persons were received till Wednesday, of which 107 were rejected for not meeting the required criteria. The nomination papers of Murmu and Sinha - four sets each - were found to fulfil all the requirements of a valid nomination and were accepted, he said. CONTD. ON P8 Single-use plastic and certain items made of plastic and thermocol banned from today OUR STAFF REPORTER email@example.com Production, storage, transportation, purchase and sale of single-use plastic and identified items made of plastic and thermocol have been banned in the state from July 1, as per a government's release issued on Thursday . Urban Development and Housing Department has issued instructions to all the municipal commissioners and chief municipal officers (CMOs) to conduct raids against the manufacturers, stockists, retailers and sellers of these items in compliance with strict implementation of Plastic Waste Management Rules2016 in the state. . As per issued instructions, single use plastic, ear buds with plastic sticks, plastic sticks used in balloons, plastic flags, candy sticks, ice cream sticks, thermocol used in decoration, plastic plates, cups, glasses, forks, spoons, straws, trays, sweet boxes, invitation cards, packaging covering cigarette packets, plastic stickers and banners made of plastic and PBC less than 100 microns in thickness have been banned. Earlier, the department, says the release, conducted proawareness public grams on the ill-effects of plastic.