FREE PRESS FP The publishers permit sharing of the e-paper's pdf on WhatsApp and other social media platforms - VOL. 12 NO. 97 | BHOPAL | MONDAY | SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 | PAGES 12 Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; `3 QUALITY AT VALUE RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 WEATHER 29.60c. 21.10c EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE Sunrise : 06.14 Sunset : 06.28 PFI case: NIA raids 40 places in T'gana, AP WWW.FREEPRESSJOURNAL.IN FOR 24X7 UPDATES Four people detained News Brief 6 killed as truck collides TN bus CHENNAI: Six people were killed in a road accident on the Salem-Chennai highway at Pethanickenpalayam on Sunday. The accident occurred when a truck rammed into the Omnibus that was parked on the road at 12.30 a.m. The deceased were identified as Omnibus occupants Thirunnavakarasu (61), his wife Vijaya (59), his son Ravikumar (47), relatives Velan (42), Subramani( 41), and Dheepan (27), the cleaner of the bus. 27 killed, 20 hurt in China accident BEIJING : Twenty-seven people were killed and 20 others injured after a bus turned on its side in China's Guizhou Province early Sunday morning. The bus with 47 people on board was running on a highway section in Sandu Shui Autonomous County when the accident happened, Xinhua news agecy reported quoting the county's public security bureau. Direct tax kitty grows to Rs 8.36 L cr NEW DELHI : Gross direct tax collections grew 30 per cent to Rs 8.36 lakh crore till September 17 of current fiscal year on higher advance tax mop-up buoyed by the economic revival post pandemic, the finance ministry said on Sunday. After adjusting for refunds amounting to Rs 1.35 lakh crore, net direct tax kitty grew 23 per cent to Rs 7 lakh crore. Gross collection of direct taxes for 2022-23 stands at Rs 8,36,225 crore compared to Rs 6,42,287 crore in the year-ago period, registering a growth of 30 per cent, the ministry said in a statement. 4 held in bomb blast in WB school KOLKATA: Four persons were arrested on wee hours of Sunday in connection with a bomb blast in a school in Titagarh area in North 24 Parganas. According to the officer of Barrackpore Commissionerate, out of the four arrested persons three of them are former students of the same school.“We have found 10 bombs from the house of one of the arrested persons Md. Rehan. EC team visits Guj for poll preps NEW DELHI: A team of officers from the Election Commission visited Ahmedabad to take stock of the preparedness for the upcoming assembly elections in Gujarat. The tenure of the Gujarat Assembly will end on February 23, 2023 and the poll authority can hold elections anytime within six months of the expiry of the five-year term of any House. DEFT DIPLOMACY IN SAMARKAND HOW NEHA PRASAD IS BUILDING ON THE MASALEDAAR PERSONA OF PEPSICO’S KURKURE Pg-12 ran and Md Abdul Mobin were arrested by Telangana Police. Later, the case was reregistered by the NIA on August 26. One Abdul Khadar, 52, a resident of Autonagar, Nizamabad, along with 26 persons were accused in the NIA FIR which mentions that they alongwith others conspired to wage war against the Government of India. "In pursuance of the criminal conspiracy they recruit, ed the members of Popular Front of India (PFI), organised camps for imparting training for committing terrorist acts. They formed an unlawful assembly and promoted enmity between different groups on the basis of religion and were involved in activities disrupting sovereignty and territorial integrity of India," the FIR mentions. The case was earlier registered by Nizamabad PS in Telangana under various sections of the IPC and UAPA against Khader and others relating to some antinational activities in a house located at Auto Nagar near Osmania Masjid, Nizamabad. CONTD. ON P6 Shimla man held in Chandigarh varsity ‘leaked’ video case No objection to survey of madarsas by UP govt, says Jamiat's Madani NEW DELHI The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday carried out searches at 40 locations in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh against Popular Front of India (PFI) cadres and detained four persons. The agency conducted searches at 38 locations in Telangana (23 in Nizamabad, four in Hyderabad, seven in Jagityal, two in Nirmal, one each in Adilabad and Karimnagar districts) and at two locations in Andhra Pradesh (one each in Kurnool and Nellore districts) in the case relating to Abdul Khader of Nizamabad district in Telangana and 26 other persons. In these raids being conducted since Sunday morning, the NIA said, it has seized incriminating materials, including digital devices, documents, two daggers and cash Rs 8,31,500. "Four persons have been detained for questioning," said the anti-terror agency . As per NIA, the accused were "organizing camps for EDIT imparting training to commit terrorist acts and to promote enmity between different groups on the basis of religion". During investigations by the Nizamabad Police Station in Telangana, four accused namely, Abdul Kader, Sheikh Sahadulla, Md Im- PROTESTS erupt on campus CM orders probe GIRL STUDENT also arrested CHANDIGARH, Protests rocked the campus of a private university in Punjab's Mohali over allegations that objectionable videos of several women students were recorded by a hosteller, following which Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday ordered a probe. After a preliminary investigation, police arrested a woman student, while a youth, stated to be her boyfriend, was held in Himachal Pradesh. Punjab's Additional Director General of Police, Gurpreet Deo, who reached the Chandigarh University campus to take stock of the situation after the Saturday night protests, told reporters that the woman student appeared to have shared a video of herself with the youth and no objectionable video of any other student was found. University authorities also rejected as "false and baseless" reports that claimed videos of several women students in the varsity hostel were made and leaked on social media and distraught students had attempted suicide after the episode. However, a fresh protest was held on the university campus on Sunday evening by a large number of students, including males, with many accusing the university authorities of "suppressing facts'' related to the alleged videos and ''- suicide attempt'' by a student. Most of the protesters were dressed in black clothes and chanted "we want justice" in the presence of police. Tension prevailed on the campus as protesting students confronted university and police authorities, questioning why the university had on Sunday evening declared September 19 and 20 as "non-teaching days" thus declaring a holiday for students "if nothing had happened on the campus". Deputy Inspector General of Police, G PS Bhullar told the protesters that a Special Investigation Team headed by a senior woman IPS officer will be formed for an in-depth investigation. "It is our duty to clear every apprehension of the children," said Bhullar. CONTD. ON P6 Murmu offers tribute to Queen ahead of state funeral President LONDON: Droupadi Murmu on Sunday visited Westminster Hall in London, where the body of Queen Elizabeth II is lying in state, and offered tributes to the late British monarch on behalf of the Indian government and the people of India. “The President offered tributes to the departed soul on her own behalf and on behalf of the people of India,” Rashtrapati Bhavan tweeted along with a video clip of the President at the Hall within the House of Parliament complex. This photo shows firefighters in search of trapped victims in a collapsed building following an earthquake in Yuli township in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan, on Sunday RESERVATION FOR WOMEN IN LS, ASSEMBLIES Mentality of N India, Parl still not conducive for it: Pawar PUNE : NCP president Sharad Pawar has said the "mentality" of north India and Parliament seems not conducive yet to giving reservation to women in the Lok Sabha and legislative assemblies. The former Union minister made the remarks on Saturday at a programme organised by the Pune Doctors' Association where he and his daughter and Lok Sabha member Supriya Sule were interviewed. He was replying to a question on the Women's Reservation Bill, which aims to reserve 33 per cent seats in the Lok Sabha and all state legislative assemblies for women which is yet to be passed, and whether this shows the country is still not mentally ready to accept the women leadership. Pawar said he had been speaking on this issue in Parliament since he was a Congress Lok Sabha member. "The 'mansikta' (mentality) of Parliament, especially of north India, has not been conducive (on this issue). I can recall that when I was the Congress Lok Sabha member, I used to talk about the issue of reservation for women in Parliament. Once after completing my speech, I turned back and saw that majority of MPs from my party got up and left. This means even for people from my party it was not digestible," he , said. CONTD. ON P6 NBW issued against Swami Chinmayanand SHAHJAHANPUR: A nonbailable warrant (NBW) has been issued against former union minister Swami Chinmayanand, for not appearing in a pending rape case against him before the court of the ACJM in Shahjahanpur. The case was filed in 2011 and a charge sheet was subsequently filed in the court in October 2012. Trial proceedings thereafter could not start following the Allahabad high court's stay order. In 2018, the Yogi government decided to withdraw the case against Chinmayanand and filed an application before the court of chief judicial magistrate under section 321 of CrPC. The application was rejected by the CJM after the rape survivor filed an "objection." SAHARANPUR Soon after the convention of madarsas of Uttar Pradesh is underway in Darul Uloom, Deoband, Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind president Maulana Arshad Madani on Sunday said there is no objection from the madrassas on the issue of the survey of unrecognized madarsas by the state government. "There is no opposition among us regarding the survey We have instructed the . Ulemas to give correct answers to whatever questions are asked to them and people should cooperate fully in the survey Madani said. ," He said the madarsas are instructed to keep their rules and account correct and conduct audits from time to time. Madani said that the madarsas will not take help from the government for day-to-day religious affairs adding that the government can help in building schools and colleges. "There is no anger in the Muslim society about the survey. We run madarsas with the donations of Muslims. The account is open. Anyone can check if there are atrocities against children in any madrassa. If something is found then, shut it down," Madani said. Madani said if a madrasa is on the land of the government, then the government has the right to demolish it, but "if the madrasa is on its own land, then we are against it." 'Strong, independent justice system safest guarantee to bolster democratic values' Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar during a function to commemorate martyrdom day of freedom fighters Raja Shankar Shah and Raghunath Shah in Jabalpur . Also seen Governor Mangubhai Patel and CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan JABALPUR Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday said a strong, fair, and independent justice system is the safest guarantee to the flourishing of democratic values. Speaking at the "1st Justice JS Verma Memorial Lecture" here in Madhya Pradesh, the vice president said all in the country need to realise that nobody is above the law. "Spinally strong, fair and independent justice system is the safest guarantee to the blossoming and flourishing of democratic values," the vice president is quoted as saying in an official release. Dhankhar said all in the country need to realise that nobody is above the law and that the people in authority and high positions need to take cognizance of this in a larger public in- CONG'S RAHUL DILEMMA: State units mount pressure on him to take charge NEW DELHI : With the notification of the Congress president polls just days away, Gandhi family loyalists and state units have stepped up efforts to mount pressure on Rahul Gandhi to take the party's reins amid indications that he was unlikely to change his earlier stance of not being AICC chief. The Congress units in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, the only two states where the party is in government on its own, have passed resolutions that Gandhi be made the party's president. Also, the Gujarat Congress on Sunday demanded that Rahul be made the party's national president. This comes days after the party said the Pradesh Congress Committee delegates would pass resolutions authorising the incoming Congress president to appoint state chiefs and AICC delegates. On Sunday, while passing the resolution authorising the incom- Guj unit wants Rahul to take over reins The Gujarat unit of the Congress on Sunday urged the party's national leadership to make Rahul Gandhi the president of the grand old party. The demand was made close on the heels of the Congress units in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, the only two states where the party is in government on its own, passing resolutions that Rahul Gandhi be made the party head. ing Congress president to appoint state chiefs and AICC delegates, the Chhattisgarh PCC also passed a resolution that Rahul Gandhi be made the party president. CONTD. ON P6 terest and to enhance the democratic ecosystem. The late JS Verma served as the 27th Chief Justice of India from March 25, 1997, to January 18, 1998. "Late Justice Jagdish Sharan Verma will always be best remembered for path-breaking judgments and ideas that have empowered citizens and enabled the government to overhaul institutions for the larger welfare of the people," the VP said. Justice Verma also served as the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court from 1986 to 1989, when he (Dhankhar) was the president of the Bar Association and also a member of the Bar Council. His tenure was marked by the uplift of the judicial ecosystem and to enhance the transparency and accountability, the vice president said. CONTD. ON P6 Nitish to 'contest' LS polls from UP, BJP says he stands no chance LUCKNOW: Reports of Samajwadi Party having invited Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh in 2024, have drawn a sharp reaction from the ruling BJP in the state. Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said that Nitish Kumar stands no chance in Uttar Pradesh. "On his own, Nitish Kumar barely managed to win two seats. His seat share increased in subsequent polls as he contested with BJP support. But, now, without Modi's face, he stands no chance in UP and even in Bihar, he would find things difficult. In fact, he would not open his account," said Maurya. Reports from the JD(U) have indicated that Nitish Kumar has been invited to contest either the Mirzapur Lok Sabha seat or the Phulpur seat, both of which have a sizeable Kurmi population. The Mirzapur seat is presently held by Union minister and Apna Dal chief Anupriya Patel. The Apna Dal is a Kurmicentric party that is a BJP ally . The Phulpur seat was won by Keshari Devi Patel of BJP in 2019. CONTD. ON P6 Had emphasised seat belt use days before Mistry's fatal road accident: Sachin INDORE Union Minister for WCD Smriti Irani during a function on a book on Modi titled 'Modi @ 20', at Gyan Bhawan in Patna, on Sunday Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday recalled his interview advocating the wearing of seat belts as the best measure of protection, days before former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry was killed in a car crash near Mumbai. He also welcomed the Centre's insistence on compliance with the provision which makes it mandatory for all passengers in a car to put on seat belts. As per the prima facie investigation, Mistry and Pandole who were in the back seats of the car had not strapped the belts at the time of the accident. "It is very unfortunate that Mistry lost his life in the accident. It is a coincidence that two-and-ahalf weeks before his death, I had said in an interview that wearing of seat belt was the best and unmatched safeguard when I was asked to list safety measures as per their priority Tendulkar told ," a group of select reporters here. He said the government's emphasis on the mandatory wear- ing of seat belts by passengers in front as well as rear seats of a car was a "good and necessary step", and he welcomes it. "Usually many times , people are seen travelling without putting on seat belts. I drive a lot. The moment I get into a car, I tuck in my seat belt, if I don't do that I feel I lack something," he added. Tendulkar will lead the India Legends team against New Zealand Legends in the T-20 clash on Monday under the Road Safety World Series Tournament at the Holkar Stadium here. "I always ask fellow players that when we go on the ground to play, we should remember that spectators have expectations from us. There is no guarantee that we will excel all the time but we should guarantee that we should strive and try hard to demonstrate extraordinary skills," Tendulkar added. The Mumbai-based cricket icon said he will walk with willow for the first time at Holkar stadium on Monday but he has a lot of memories associated with Indore. Going down memory lane, Tendulkar said he cannot forget the moment he, Saurav Ganguly, and others had joined a training camp for players under 13 years in Indore. "I remember batting great Mushtaq Ali had made us bowl during a practice session and later batted for some time. Later on, I had the privilege to dine with him," he recalled. He said Indore has set an example by remaining the cleanest city for five consecutive years. Nominated as Swachhata Ambassador in 2014, Tendulkar said, "India is our motherland. If a citizen takes the responsibility to keep just 50 sq feet of place clean, the whole country would become clean".