FREE PRESS - VOL. 12 NO. 49 | BHOPAL | TUESDAY | AUGUST 2, 2022 | PAGES 16 WWW.FREEPRESSJOURNAL.IN EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE EDIT 5G SPECTRUM SWEEPS UP RECORD BIDS RELIANCE JIO Infocomm Ltd corners nearly half of all airwaves sold with Rs 88,078 cr bids FP BUREAU New Delhi India’s first fifth-generation (5G) spectrum auction concluded on Monday with airwaves worth a record Rs 1.5 trillion sold through a seven-day bidding process. Union Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that he sees industry investing Rs 2-3 lakh crore in two years as reforms by the government have removed uncertainty and risks, and provided a stable investment regime. Buoyed by the results, Vaishnaw said he expects investments to be infused into both fourth and fifth BHARTI AIRTEL is second biggest; ADANI GROUP bids for less than 1% of all spectrum sold RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM LTD Bids worth Rs 88,078 cr which is 58.65% of the total value Jio has made bids to acquire 24,740 MHz spectrum in 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3300 MHz and 26 GHz BHARTI AIRTEL Bids worth Rs 43,084 cr To acquire 19867.8 MHz spectrum in 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100MHz, 3300 MHz generation technologies, for providing better voice quality and high-speed data. Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd has cornered nearly ALLOCATION of spectrum by August 10; services to be launched by October and 26 GHz frequency bands VODAFONE IDEA LIMITED Bids worth Rs 18,799 cr To acquire 6,228 MHz spectrum in 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2500 MHz, 3300 MHz and 26 GHz ADANI DATA NETWORKS LTD Bids worth Rs 212 crore To acquire 400 MHz spectrum in 26 GHz frequency band half of all the airwaves sold with Rs 88,078 crore bids. Richest Indian Gautam Adani’s group, whose entry in the auction was billed by some as another flash point in the competition with Jio Infocomm, paid Rs 212 crore for 400 MHz quantum or less than 1 per cent of all spectrum sold, in a band that is not used for offering public telephony services. Telecom tycoon Sunil Bharti Mittal’s Bharti Airtel made a successful bid of Rs 43,084 crore, while Vodafone Idea Ltd bought spectrum for Rs 18,799 crore. “I have met telecom sector investors, and they are feeling quite comfortable at this time... most of the risks that were there…, have ,” been removed today Vaishnaw said. CONTD. ON P6 State govt employees to get 34% DA hike OUR STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday announced to increase 34% dearness allowance for the government employees. Chouhan said, "At present our government servants of Madhya Pradesh get 31% dearness allowance. We had increased the DA by 11% , last time. Today we have decided that we too will give 34% dearness allowance to the government employees of Madhya Pradesh." He said, "Central government employees get 34% dearness allowance. This decision of increasing the DA of government employees in MP will be effective from the month of August." government said He would have to bear an additional financial burden of about Rs 625 crore. CONTD. ON P6 GADKARI GIFTS 20 FLYOVERS & 14 ROPEWAYS TO STATE STATE TO GET RS 4 LAKH CR INFRA PROJECTS BY 2024 News Brief NTR's daughter found hanging Uma Maheswari, a daughter of legendary Telugu actor and late TDP founder and ex-Chief Minister N T Rama Rao (NTR), allegedly died of suicide at her residence here on Monday, police said. She was 57. Citing preliminary findings, police said ill-health and depression were suspected to be the reasons for her allegedly taking the extreme step. 10 electrocuted in Bengal At least 10 people died and 14 others were injured in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district, after a pickup van carrying passengers en route to neighbouring Jalpaiguri got electrocuted, police said on Monday. The incident took place late on Sunday, when the vehicle with around 37 passengers onboard, was travelling towards Maynaguri area in Jalpaiguri district, they said. Koshyari apologises for his remarks Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, facing flak over his "Mumbai will have no money if the Gujaratis and Rajasthanis were to leave" remarks, on Monday apologised for the same. Koshyari made the controversial comments during a function to name a chowk (intersection) in suburban Andheri on Friday evening. Raje's pilot vehicle hits car; 1 killed, 5 hurt SHIVPURI: A 60-year-old man was killed and seven others, including five policemen, were injured when the pilot vehicle accompanying Madhya Pradesh minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia met with an accident in Shivpuri district on Monday, an official said. The incident occurred near Kali Pahadi area, some 65 kilometres from the district headquarters, at around 4 pm when the minister was going to Shivpuri from Jhansi, he said. "The pilot vehicle of the minister collided with a car. One person identified as Hargovind Parihar (60), who was sitting under a tree, was killed. Five policemen in the pilot vehicle and two occupants of the car were injured and have been hospitalised," said Karaira police station official Satish Singh Chouhan. PTI Lays foundation stone of six projects worth Rs 2,300cr in Indore WHERE WILL 20 FLYOVERS COME UP OUR STAFF REPORTER Indore Madhya Pradesh will get infra projects worth Rs 4 lakh crore in the next twoand-a-half years. Making this announcement in Indore on Monday, Union Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari also approved 20 flyover and 14 rope way projects. He further said that since 2014, his ministry has already allotted projects worth Rs 2.50 lakh cr to the state. Before 2014, this figure stood at meager Rs 80 cr. Gadkari was in the city to lay foundation stone of six projects worth about Rs 2,300 cr. During the event, he also approved 20 flyovers for the state, includ. ing 5 in the city While Bhopal and Sagar received each, flyovers three New ITR verification limit is 30 days OUR BUREAU New Delhi In a notification effective from August 1, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said the time limit for verification of the income tax returns (ITRs) has been reduced from 120 to 30 days of transmission of the . ITR data electronically "The data electronically will be the date of furnishing the return if the form ITR-V is submitted within 30 days after the date of transmitting . the data electronically In case, form ITR-V is submitted after the above-mentioned period, it will be deemed that the return in respect of which the form ITR-V has been filled was never submitted and it shall be incumbent on the assessee to electronicaly retransmit the data and follow it up by submitting the new form ITR-V within 30 days," CBDT said in its latest notification. CONTD. ON P6 INAUGURATION OF STATE PART OF DELHI-MUMBAI EXPRESS HIGHWAY IN NEXT 4 MONTHS Gadkari announced that 80% of work on the portion of Delhi-Mumbai Express Highway passing through the state had been completed. "We will inaugurate it in next three months," announced the minister stating that various districts of the state would be linked with the Express Highway, which was the longest in the Asia covering 1,350km worth Rs 1 lakh crore. Gwalior and Jabalpur secured two flyovers each. Ratlam, Dhar, Chhatarpur and Vidisha have bagged one flyover each. An MoU for construction of 14 rope-ways was also signed between Madhya Pradesh Public Works Department and National Highway Logistics Management Limited. Irani, daughter not owners of Goa cafe: High Court THEY NEVER applied for licence, notes HC NEW DELHI The Delhi High Court has said that Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh, Pawan Khera, Netta D'Souza along with others conspired to "launch a tirade of false scathing and belligerent personal attacks" on BJP leader Smriti Irani and her daughter, who are neither owners of the restaurant in Goa nor have they ever applied for the licence for food and beverages at the , eatery as alleged. The high court said the statement made by three Congress leaders are in the "nature of slander and seem to be bogus with malicious intent," to intentionally subject Irani to a "great public ridicule" and "to injure the moral character and public image" of the BJP leader and her daughter. The remarks were made by the high court while perusing the documents placed before it in a civil defamation suit filed by Irani, the Minister for Women and Child Development, against the three Congress leaders. The high court's order, in which it had on July 29 issued summonses to three Congress leaders on the civil defamation suit, was uploaded on the court's . website On Monday The high court has also asked them to take down tweets and other social media posts on allegations levelled against the union minister and her daughter. "I have perused the various documents on record, , particularly the show cause notice dated July 21, 2022, issued by the Government of Goa, office of Commissioner of Excise, CONTD. ON P6 INDORE: Dewas Naka, Satyasai, Marimata, IT Park and Musakhedi. BHOPAL: Vyapam, Kasturba Nagar and Karond square. SAGAR: Bypass road, Civil Line-Makronia, Pili KhotiNagar Nigam Office. GWALIOR: Kampu bus stand-Gorkhi Maharajwada and Hajira square-Chhar Shahar Naka. JABALPUR: Panti Naka at Jabalpur-Mandla road and Abdul Hamid chock. RATLAM: Banjalis Sejawta road. KHANDWA: Ganesh Goshala square. DHAR: Mhow-Ghata Billod road on Indorama square. CHHATARPUR: Aakashwani triangle. VIDISHA: Sagar-Vidisha road ROPE-WAYS IN 14 CITIES UJJAIN: From railway station to Mahakal Mandir ORCHHA: Ramraja Mandir GWALIOR: Fort to Phulbagh BHOPAL: Kokta to Nadra Bus Stand Bhopal via Govindpura, BHOPAL: Gol Jod Tiraha (Kolar Road) to New market RAHLI: Patan Marg to Tikitoria Mata Mandir MANDU: Entrance to Rupmati Mahal OMKARESHWAR: Siddhavarkoot Jain temple to Rajeshwar Ashram. OMKARESHWAR: Narmada river bank to Selani Tapu. KHAJURAHO: Raneh fall to Ken river bank. RAISEN: Parking to Raisen fort. PACHMARI: Shiv temple parking to Chauragarh Shiv temple. PATALKOT TAMIYA AMARKANTAK: Kapil Dhara to Doodh Dhara. Denied hearse, man takes mother's body on bike for cremation BHOPAL A man was forced to carry his mother's body on his motorcycle for over 50 km after a government-run hospital denied a hearse van to him in Madhya Pradesh's Shahdol district. The deceased was identified as Jaimantri Yadav, a resident of Anuppur district (located in Madhya PradeshChhattisgarh border). ties referred her to a medical college-cum district hospital in adjoining district - Shahdol, where she died during treatment, a hospital employee told . IANS on Monday After the woman died, A few day ago, she was admitted to a government hospital with an acute chest pain. As her condition deteriorated, Anuppur district hospital authori- WEATHER 30.00c. 22.30c 8 DIE IN JABALPUR HOSPITAL FIRE Sunrise : 05.58 Sunset : 07.08 REALITY BYTES Pg-16 JHARKHAND’S TRYST WITH CORRUPTION FOR 24X7 UPDATES `3 QUALITY AT VALUE RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; her son tried to arrange for a hearse to take the body home for cremation but to no avail. However, there was no hearse available at the hospital, the employee said on condition of . anonymity CONTD. ON P6 WOMAN'S BODY TAKEN FOR POST-MORTEM ON COT SINGRAULI: An incident of carrying the dead body of a tribal woman on cot has come to light in Kehraha Tola locality of Shasan police area, barely 20 km from Singrauli P2 District Headquarters. Fire in a hospital in Jabalpur on Monday and (right) a paramedics rescues a patient CM ANNOUNCES Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia to families of deceased OUR STAFF REPORTER City.email@example.com Eight, including three women, were killed while five others injured after a fire broke out in New Life Multi-Speciality Hospital near Damoh Naka under the Gohalpur police station in Jabalpur on Monday afternoon. This information was provided by Chief medical health officer (CMHO) Dr Ratnesh Kuraria. The CM has announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each for the next of the kin of deceased. Rs Besides, 50,000 has been provided to the injured, CMHO added Two of the injured are admitted in SCB Medical College while three have been shifted in private hospitals, CMHO Dr Ratnesh Kuraria added. Committee comprising divisional commissioner and Inspector General of police (IG) police has been constituted. Collector Dr. Ilayaraja T has ordered for magisterial probe. Those who died include three staff (employees) of the Hospital while two are No question of getting into recession: FM NEW DELHI Highlighting India's robust economic health despite the COVID pandemic and situation, geo-political Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said there is no question of India getting into stagflation or recession like other major economies of the world. In her reply to the debate on price rise at the Lok Sabha, Sitharaman said, "We have never seen a pandemic of this kind. All of us were trying to make sure that people in our constituencies are given extra help. I recognise that everybody -MPs and state governments have played their role. Otherwise, India would not be where it is compared to the rest of the world." "So, I fully credit the people of India for this. , Even against adversity we are able to stand up and be recognised as the fastest ," growing economy she said. The Finance Minister emphasized that due to the measures taken by the government, India is in a much better position than most countries. 5 Rlys officials booked for negligence in IRSTS Bhati death Cong, DMK walk out during reply Members of Congress and DMK on Monday walked out of Lok Sabha, expressing dissatisfaction over the reply of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to a debate on price rise. Congress member Manish Tewari, who initiated the debate, said that as per the government, "no inflation exists like no one killed Jessica. Everything is hunky-dory, that is your (government) response to the concerns raised by the Opposition". "Repeatedly in the assessment of global agencies, India remains the fastest growing economy in the assessment of global agencies. This House irrespective of the party should feel proud of the country and its people. State governments have helped," she stated in the Lok Sabha. same family Veer Singh . (30), Jabalpur; Swati Verma(34), Majhgawan; Mahima Jathav (23), Narsingpur; Durgesh Singh((42), Jabalpur; Tanmay Vishwakarma(19), Jabalpur; Yadav(55), Anusiya Manikpur(UP) and Sonu Yadav(26), Manikpur(UP). Veer Jathav, Mahima Singh and Swati Verma were hospital staffs. CMHO Dr Ratnesh Kuraria said, "The fire was caused by short circuit in New Life Multi-speciality Damoh near Hospital Naka." CONTD. ON P6 ED: Raut received Rs 1.06 cr from crime proceeds BHAVNA UCHIL Mumbai Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut and his wife Varsha Raut received Rs 1.06 crore in their bank accounts from proceeds of crime in the money laundering case concerning Goregaon’s Patra Chawl, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) told a spe. cial court on Monday They had received this from businessman Pravin Raut from Rs 112 crore that In ED custody till Thursday he was a beneficiary of. Pravin Raut was arrested in February this year and the Central agency called him a . “frontman” of Sena MP Giving a break-up of the amount received by Sanjay Raut, the ED said that in 2009-10 Varsha Raut received Rs 55 lakh, which was used to purchase a flat. The couple received another Rs 37 lakh from one Prathamesh Developer, a business entity of Pravin Raut against an investment of Rs 29 lakh. CONTD. ON P6 THREE CHEERS FOR 3RD GOLD OUR STAFF REPORTER City.firstname.lastname@example.org The Government Railway Police (GRP) in Jabalpur have booked five railway officials, including a Deputy Chief Engineer, for causing death by negligence of an officer of the Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) Yogendra Bhati. FIR has been registered recently and no one has been arrested so far, according to Lokesh Marco, DSP GRP, Katni, who is the investigating officer (IO). Bhati had died on June 23, 2022 after being hit by a train while overseeing work on tracks near Amlai station of Shahdol district. CONTD. ON P6 Achinta Sheuli with the gold medal after winning the men's 73kg weightlifting category match of the Commonwealth Games 2022 (CWG), in Birmingham, UK INDIA’S PERFORMANCE ON MONDAY Judoka L Sushila Devi wins SILVER MEDAL in women's 48kg final at Commonwealth Games. Three other judokas in contention for medal rounds in CWG 2022 India lawn bowls team assured itself a historic first ever Commonwealth Games medal after defeating New Zealand 16-13 in the semi-final on Monday.