FREE PRESS - VOL. 12 NO. 44 | BHOPAL | THURSDAY | JULY 28, 2022 | PAGES 16 WWW.FREEPRESSJOURNAL.IN RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE FOR 24X7 UPDATES EDIT FASHIONABLY FIT Pg-14 PARLIAMENT IMPASSE MUST BE BROKEN `3 QUALITY AT VALUE WEATHER 26.30c. 22.10c Sunrise : 05.56 Sunset : 07.11 HIV+ man with cancer cured of both after complex procedure in US PARIS News Brief 5G: Jio most aggressive The auction of 5G spectrum, capable of offering lag-free connectivity and ultra-high speed internet, has garnered Rs 1.49 lakh crore worth of bids so far as the sale stretched to the third day. Analysts said Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio was possibly the most aggressive of those in the race. ICICI Securities said its analysis shows that Jio has likely bid for the highest spectrum worth Rs 80,100 crore. Roshni Nadar is richest woman HCL Technologies' chairperson Roshni Nadar Malhotra has retained her position as the richest woman in India, with a 54 per cent jump in her net worth to Rs 84,330 crore in 2021. Falguni Nayar, who quit her investment banking career to start the beauty focused brand Nykaa around a decade ago, has emerged as the richest selfmade woman with a net worth of Rs 57,520 crore, as per the Kotak Private Banking-Hurun list published on Wednesday. 8 students hurt in road mishap Eight children were injured after their school van overturned while trying to save a dog in Anuppur district on Wednesday morning, police said. The accident took place around 7.30 am near a hotel on Anuppur-Amlai road, five km from the district headquarters, Kotwali police station in-charge Amar Verma said. Five kanwariyas critically hurt Five kanwariyas were critically injured after a truck rammed into a group of pilgrims in Morena district, following which angry people set the vehicle on fire, police said on Wednesday. The incident occurred near Rithorakala village around 11 pm on Tuesday when a group of kanwariya pilgrims was returning from Haridwar (on foot), said ASP Ray Singh. BJP youth leader murdered A BJP yuva morcha leader's killing by unidentified assailants led to tension at several places in Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka on Wednesday with instances of stonepelting and police lathicharge being reported, while the party-led government assured strict punishment against individuals or organisations PG7 behind the killing. on researchers AIDS Wednesday announced that a fourth person has been "cured" of HIV but , the dangerous procedure for patients also battling cancer may be little comfort for the tens of millions living with the virus worldwide. The 66-year-old man, named the "City of Hope" patient after the Californian centre where he was treated, was declared in remission in the lead up to the International AIDS Conference, which begins in Montreal, Canada on . Friday He is the second person to be announced cured this year, after researchers said in February that a US woman dubbed the New York patient had also gone into remission. The City of Hope patient, like the Berlin and London patients him, before achieved lasting remission from the virus after a bone marrow transplant to treat cancer. Another man, the Duesseldorf patient, has also previously been said to have reached remission, potentially bringing the number cured to five. Jana Dickter, an infec- BJP celebrates victory, CM terms results as historic & spectacular JANPAD PANCHAYAT PRESIDENTS ELECTION OUR STAFF REPORTER email@example.com Bharatiya Janata Party claimed to have as many as presidents janpad 121 across the state who are BJP leaders. With this, the leaders led by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan celebrated the victory at the state BJP office here on . Wednesday The party claimed out of 170 janpad presidents elected by janpad members on Wednesday were the party leaders won posts of 121 janpad presidents. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, "Today, in the election of Janthe Panchayat, pad Bharatiya Janata Party has got a resounding success. There are many dis- ED quizzes Sonia for over 3 hrs, no fresh summons AGENCIES New Delhi The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday questioned Congress president Sonia Gandhi for over three hours on the third day of her deposition in the National Herald newspaper linked money laundering case. She was given no fresh summons amid indications that her questioning has PARTY WINS 121 OUT OF 170 SEATS tricts where Congress has not got a single janpad panchayat president." This is a historic, massive and spectacular victory of the party leaders. "For this, I express my heartfelt gratitude to the public. I congratulate all the newly elected janpad panchayat presidents and 41 DRAINS DISCHARGE untreated sewage and polluted water in lake, 227 encroachments continue to exist RANJAN firstname.lastname@example.org concluded. With Wednesday's questioning, Gandhi has been questioned for more than 11 hours over three days and faced around 100 questions, officials said. Her first round of questioning took place on July 21. Gandhi reached the federal agency's office in central Delhi at 11 am accompanied by her daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and son Rahul Gandhi. NEW DELHI cellations because of the regulator's order as it is already operating limited services "due to the current lean travel season". On March 11, the DGCA approved 4,192 weekly domestic flights of SpiceJet for this year's summer schedule, which ends on October 29. Wednesday's order means the budget carrier will be vice presidents", he added. CM said he would like to assure people that a self-reliant India was being built under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "For self-reliant India, self-reliant villages and self-reliant development blocks- This is our goal", he said. Progress on 1st Ramsar site in 20 years "City of Bhopal is proud of being a city of lakes, but the facts are that more than 41 nullhas, passages and units are discharging chemical untreated sewage or polluted water into the pious lake, which is the largest source of water in the city. Encroachments, illegal constructions of residential and establishcommercial ments are another problem in addition to throwing of garbage and/or dumping them near the open space of the lake." This was the observation of National Green Tribunal in February this year SpiceJet told to operate 50% of flights for 8 wks Aviation regulator DGCA on Wednesday ordered SpiceJet to operate a maximum of 50 per cent of its flights for eight weeks after several of its planes reported technical malfunc. tion recently During these eight weeks, the budget carrier will be subjected to "enhanced surveillance" by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The airline, however, said there will be no flight can- tious disease specialist at the City of Hope, told AFP that because the latest patient was the oldest yet to achieve remission, his success could be promising for older HIV sufferers who also have cancer. Dickter is the lead author of research on the patient which was announced at a pre-conference in Montreal but has not been peer re- viewed. "When I was diagnosed with HIV in 1988, like many others, I thought it was a death sentence," said the patient, who does not want to be identified. "I never thought I would live to see the day that I no ," longer have HIV he said in a City of Hope statement. "I am beyond grateful." Dickter said the patient had told her of the stigma he experienced during the early days of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. "He saw many of his friends and loved ones become very ill and ultimately succumb to the disease," she said. able to operate not more than 2,096 weekly flights for the next eight weeks. SpiceJet's planes were involved in at least eight incidents of technical malfunction between June 19 and July 5, following which the DGCA on July 6 issued a show cause notice to the airline. "In view of the findings of various spot checks, inspections and the reply to the show cause notice submitted by SpiceJet, for the continued sustenance of safe and CONTD. ON P6 on a petition filed to protect the water bodies in Bhopal including upper lake. This is status of Bhopal's upper lake being declared as the first Ramsar site of the state. On Tuesday, Shivpuri's Sakhya Sagar Lake found a place among 5 new Ramsar sites selected from across the state. It happens to be second such site in Madhya Pradesh. The tribunal said, "Final, ly on 16.02.2022, the matter was further considered. It was noted that 41 drains were discharging untreated sewage/ effluents in the lake. 227 encroachments still existed, which were needed to be removed." CONTD. ON P6 well: Nath We performed president Congress State Kamal Nath didn't give any figure in respect with the victory in his tweet. However, he said, Congress supported candidates had performed excellently during the election on Wednesday. The party's performance in today's elections after the party's victory on janpad panchyat members and in civic bodies polls will boost the morale of the party workers. Chouhan said the government had accomplished many development works in the village, but now the target was to develop the remaining infrastructure in the village. CONTD. ON P6 Cong MP's salwar torn at Parl gate OUR BUREAU New Delhi Congress MP Jothimani Sennimalai (47) from Tamil Nadu sitting at Parliament's entrance gate No 1 with three other party MPs suspended from the Lok Sabha for the entire monsoon session was manhandled by the security personnel and her salwar was torn near the knee-cap in the scuffle. "See how a woman Parliamentarian has been treated. We are fighting for others and we not be frightened by such tactics of the government," she told reporters. Others who were sitting on the entrance Manickam were steps Tagore (Tamil Nadu), T N Prathap and Ms Ramya Haridas (both from Kerala). The Congress MPs, led by Rahul Gandhi and Rajya Sabha Opposition leader Mallikarjun Kharge, staged a protest under the Mahatma Gandhi's statue for the government not allowing them to raise the issues of public importance like price rise and new GST hike on the food items. Coming out of the Parliament precincts, they courted arrest at the nearby Vijay Chowk, CONTD. ON P6 He had "full-blown AIDS" for a time, she said, but was part of early trials of antiretroviral therapy which , now allows many of the 38 million with HIV globally to live with the virus. He had HIV for 31 years, longer than any previous patient who went into remission. After being diagnosed with leukaemia, in 2019 he received a bone marrow transplant with stem cells from an unrelated donor with a rare mutation in which part of the CCR5 gene is missing, making people resistant to HIV . CONTD. ON P6 Kanwariyas murder soldier, six arrested HARIDWAR A 25-year-old army jawan who was part of a group of kanwariyas from Uttar Pradesh was killed allegedly by another group from Haryana here, police said on , Wednesday adding six persons were arrested. Kartik, a jawan from the Jat regiment of the Indian , Army succumbed to injuries on the way to a hospital, Haridwar Superintendent of Police (Rural) Pramendra Dobhal said. Six persons were arrested in connection with the incident and booked under different sections of the IPC, he said. According to police, Kartik was attacked with batons and iron rods by the kanwariyas from Haryana when the two groups riding motorcycles were racing with each other and he drove past them. Angry with Kartik over this, the kanwariyas from Haryana thrashed him bru, tally police said, adding that the army jawan was on leave. Kartik hailed from Sisauli village of Muzaffarnagar district and was returning from Haridwar after collecting Ganga water along with other members of his group when the incident occurred , on Tuesday Dobhal said. POWERS TO ARREST, RAID AND SEIZE PROPERTIES SC FULLY BACKS ED OUR BUREAU / New Delhi In a crucial judgment endorsing the powers of the Enforcement Directorate, the Supreme Court rejected almost all objections to its powers to probe, arrest and seize properties as proceeds of money laundering. A 3-judge Bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar, two days ahead of his retirement, upheld all the stringent provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The Bench, which also comprised Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and C T Ravikumar, held that Section 19 on ED's power to arrest under challenge, does not suffer from the "vice of arbitrariness" and attachment of properties of those involved in the money laundering under Section 5 is also constitutionally valid. The Bench said money laundering affects social and economic fabric of the nation and also tends to promote other heinous offences such as terrorism, offences related to the NDPS Act (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Sub- Will have far-reaching implications on democracy: Cong As the Supreme Court upheld certain powers of the Enforcement Directorate under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, the Congress on Wednesday said the judgment will have far-reaching implications for India's democracy, especially when governments are anchored in "political vendetta". stances Act). Petitioners had argued that unchecked power to arrest the accused without informing them of grounds of arrest or evidence is unconstitutional. They further said that the recording of incriminating statements of an accused during questioning under the threat of being fined for withholding information amounts to compulsion. Petitioners had argued that unchecked power to arrest the accused without informing them of grounds of arrest or evidence is unconstitutional. CONTD. ON P6 3 tribal sisters found Cafe of Irani's hanging from tree, daughter selling beef dishes suicide suspected FP NEWS SERVICES Khandwa Three sisters of a family from Khandwa district by suicide committed hanging themselves from a . tree on Tuesday They were from a tribal community of Kota Falya near Bhamgarh village under Jaora police station area. According to information, Sonu (22), Savitri (21) and Lalita (19) went to a room for sleeping but they were found hanging from a neem tree around 11:30 pm. After being alerted about the recovery of bodies, the personnel of Jawar police station reached the spot at around 2 am (on Wednesday), said Khandwa Super- intendent of Police (SP) Vivek Singh. Singh further the girls were living with their mother in the village and their father had died four years back. Besides their mother, the deceased are survived by two sisters and three brothers. "Preliminary investigation and forensic examination indicated that the three sisters committed suicide, but the incident is being probed from all angles to know the exact cause behind it," the SP added. After being alerted about the recovery of bodies, the personnel of Jawar police station reached the spot around 2 am (on Wednesday), he said. CONTD. ON P6 OUR BUREAU New Delhi Much to the embarrassment of Union Minister Smriti Irani, beef dishes are being served in her daughter's Silly Souls Cafe and Bar in Assagaon village in Goa. Its menu card in circulation on the social media speaks high of its beef tongue and pork dishes. The minister had denied her daughter's role in running the bar when the controversy was raked up last week through a RTI inquiry on illegal licence granted to it and yet the Congress leaders want to know how the beef dishes are on the menu in contravention to her party, BJP, opposed to the cow slaughter. CONTD. ON P6 Children study with umbrellas in classroom SEONI/BHOPAL A picture of a primary school in Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh is going viral on social media, in which children are sitting in the classroom with umbrellas. While sharing the picture, the Congress has raised questions about the Shivraj Singh Chouhan Congress' government. state president Kamal Nath's media coordinator Narendra Saluja has tweet- ed a picture in which the children are seen sitting in the classroom with the umbrellas while teachers are teaching. The picture is revealing the condition of the school buildings. Saluja wrote in a tweet, "Big claims about state-ofthe-art CM Rise School in Shivraj government in Madhya Pradesh on one hand and students forced to study with umbrellas inside the school to avoid water dripping from the roof in the primary school of Khairikala village of Seoni district of the state on the other. This is the reality of Shivraj govt." People from several quarters have taken a jibe at the picture going viral on social media. "This is the condition of the school buildings of the state that children are sitting with umbrellas during the rain even in the classroom," they said. Earlier, an incident of students using ropes to cross a river to go to school had come to light.