FREE PRESS - VOL. 12 NO. 154 | BHOPAL | TUESDAY | NOVEMBER 15, 2022 | PAGES 18 Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE FORCED RELIGIOUS CONVERSION DANGER TO NAT'L SECURITY: SC WWW.FREEPRESSJOURNAL.IN FOR 24X7 UPDATES AGENCIES New Delhi News Brief Sunak calls for global action against rogue state Russia LONDON/BALI: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called for coordinated global action to address international economic instability and fight back against actions of a “rogue state” like Russia as he landed in Indonesia on Monday for the G20 Summit. Cockroach found in daal served to patient in AIIMS NEW DELHI: The AIIMS administration here initiated a probe on Monday into a complaint alleging that a cockroach was found in a meal served to a patient admitted at the premier institute. The incident came to light after a Twitter user posted details along with photographs. 11 RSS workers sentenced to life THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A Kerala sessions court on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment 11 RSS workers for the murder of Anavoor Narayanan Nair in 2013. Neyyattinkara Additional Sessions Judge Kavitha Gangadharan, who sentenced the 11 to life term, imposed a fine of Rs one lakh each on three of the accused, Special Public Prosecutor Murukkumpuzha R Vijayakumaran Nair, who confirmed the verdict, said. Baghel launches website on Nehru RAIPUR : In order to dispel all the misinformation and rumours related to the first prime minister of India, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel launched a special dedicated website to Nehru on his birth anniversary also known as children’s day on Monday in Raipur. Website has been developed to spread Pandit Nehru's vision and his 'Idea of India' to the masses, a government statement said. SC: No public holiday on Netaji's birth anniv NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday junked a PIL seeking a direction to the Centre to declare Netaji Subash Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary on January 23 as a national holiday and to also build memorial halls and museums for him in New Delhi and other state capitals. A bench of CJI Chandrachud and Justice Pardiwala told the petitioner’s counsel that the best way to celebrate is by working hard, “just as he worked hard for freedom.” Forced religious conversion may pose a danger to national security and impinge on religious freedom of citizens, the Supreme , Court said on Monday and asked the Centre to step in and make sincere efforts to tackle the "very serious" issue. The court warned a "very difficult situation" will emerge if proselytisation through deception, allurement and intimidation is not stopped. "The issue with respect to the alleged conversion of religion, if it is found to be correct and true, is a very serious issue which may ultimately affect the security of the nation as well as the freedom of religion and conscience of the citizens. "Therefore, it is better that the Union government may make their stand clear and file counter on what steps can be taken by Union and/or others to curb such forced conver- EDIT CONVERSION OF CHILDREN IN DAMOH, 10 PERSONS BOOKED BHOPAL: On the report of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) chairperson, the Damoh police on Sunday registered a case against 10 members of Christian outfit for converting religion of children. NCPCR chairman Priyank Kanoongo and his team had visited two Christian organisations in Damoh district on Sunday. During surprise inspection, the members of commission found several irregularities committed by both the organisations. Damoh SP DR Teniwar told Free Press that the FIR was registered on the written complaint given by Kanoongo. In the complaint, it was stated that the team had visited A Bible Society in Damoh district and found that a 17-year-old boy of Dindori district was taking training to become pastor. He was sent by Krishna Singh and the victim was living with an official named Henery and taking training. A case was registered under Sec 370 of IPC and Sec 75 of See page 2 Juvenile Justice Act in the matter. sion maybe by force, allurement or fraudulent means," a bench of Justices M R Shah and Hima Kohli said. The court asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to enumerate measures to curb the practice. "This is a very serious matter. Sincere efforts are to be made by the Centre to THE BIG COMEBACK Pg-16 RELEASE OF CONVICTS IS TROUBLING stop forced conversions. Otherwise very difficult situation will come. Tell us what action do you propose....You have to step in," the bench observed. Mehta submitted before the top court that the issue was debated even in the . Constituent Assembly CONTD. ON P6 MORE TIME TO CENTRE ON PLEAS AGAINST PLACES OF WORSHIP ACT OUR BUREAU NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Monday granted more time to the Centre to respond to a batch of petitions challenging certain provisions of the Places of Worship (Special Provision) Act, 1991 that prohibits the lawsuits to reclaim a place of worship or seek a change in the character from what prevailed on Aug15, 1947. A Bench of Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice J B Pardiwala asked the Centre to file an affidavit by December 12 and posted the matter for hearing in the first week of January, 2023. The SC adjourned the matter on Solicitor General Tushar Mehta sought more time to file n affidavit in the case to do deliberations with the highest level in the government. "I need to consult with the govt for filing a detailed counter," he submitted. CONTD. ON P6 Arise India Ltd MD arrested in Post-SC order, Navlakha yet Rs 512.67 cr bank fraud case to be put under house arrest MUMBAI: Jailed human Gautam activist rights Navlakha, who was last week allowed to be placed under house arrest for a month by the Supreme Court owing to his medical condition, is yet to walk out of Navi Mumbai's Taloja prison, where he is lodged in connection with the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, as formalities for his release are still under process. The sessions court's registry department has also raised certain objections to surety papers submitted by Navlakha's lawyer as part of SC-set conditions. The 70-year-old activist, who claims to suffer from multiple ailments, is in custody since April 2020 in the 2017-18 case. On November 10, the Supreme Court allowed Navlakha to be put under house arrest for a month with certain conditions and had said its order should be implemented within 48 hours. Monday till However, evening he was still in prison as formalities for his release could not be completed.According to his lawyer, formalities for Navlakha's release from jail were initiated on Monday before a special NIA court in Mumbai that is hearing the case against him.Once released from prison, Navlakha will be staying at Belapur in Navi Mumbai under surveillance. The septuagenarian shall not be allowed to leave Mumbai, as per the SC order. CONTD. ON P6 Man kills live-in partner, chops body into 35 pieces, dumps them across Delhi Stone quarry in Mizoram collapses: 15 feared dead NEW DELHI: The CBI on Monday arrested a managing director and promoter of a private company based in New Delhi in an ongoing investigation of a case related to bank fraud of Rs 512.67 crore. The arrested person has been identified as Avinash Jain, Managing Director and Promoter of M/s Arise India Limited. The company deals in the manufacturing of electrical goods. During the investigation of the case, CBI examined several persons including witnesses, officials of a private , company Bank Officials, etc.. However, the said MD/Promoter of the company was found to be evasive in his replies. A case was registered in November 2020 against a private company based at Mangala Puri in the Palam area of New Delhi and others including its Director and Promoter, other Directors; Unknown Public Servants/others on the allegations of causing loss to Banks to the tune of Rs. 512.67 crore (approx). The complainant bank i.e. State Bank of India in its complaint had alleged that the accused cheated the consortium of six banks, led by State Bank of India, causing fraud of Rs. 512.67 Crore. It was further alleged that the accused had diverted bank loans to its related parties and deliberately cheated the banks . by inflating the debtors of the company NEW DELHI In a gut-wrenching incident, a 29-year-old woman was strangled allegedly by her live-in partner, who chopped her body into nearly 35 pieces and kept them in a fridge for nearly 20 days before gradually dumping them across Delhi. According to police officials, 28-year-old Aftab Poonawala of Mumbai has been arrested in the case, and some severed body parts of the woman, Shraddha Walkar, have been recovered. The weapon used in the crime is yet to be found, they said. "The duo fell in love while working in Mumbai and came to Delhi by Aprilend or May first week after facing opposition from their families. While they RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 were living in the national capital, they had an argument in mid-May over marriage, which escalated and he strangled her," Ankit Chauhan, Additional DCPI, South district, said. "He then cut her body into pieces and disposed them in different parts of the city The accused had . preserved the woman's body in a fridge and disposed them on different occasions," he added. Chauhan said that a few days after the couple started living in Delhi, the woman's father in Mumbai realised she was missing. He filed a missing report with the Mumbai Police. The accused has been taken into a five-day remand and further investigation is underway . Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal demanded stringent punishment for the accused. "In a heart wrenching incident in Delhi, a woman was killed by her boyfriend, who cut her body into 35 pieces and kept them in a fridge. He dumped the body parts in various parts of the city . What kind of cruel people are there in the society Po. lice have arrested the accused and the cruel man should be given strict punishment," she said in a tweet in Hindi. AIZAWL At least 15 people are feared trapped after a stone quarry collapsed in south Mizoram's Hnahthial district, about 160 km from , Aizawl, on Monday a senior police officer said. The incident occurred at around 3 pm when labourers of ABCI Infrastructure private limited were working in the quarry at Mau, darh village, Hnahthial, SP Vineet Kumar said. He said that 13 people were working at the place when it caved in. While one worker managed to escape from the spot the remaining 15 failed to do so and were trapped under the debris, the SP told PTI. Rescue operation is in progress and and no person has been rescued from the debris till 7:30 pm, Kumar said. CONTD. ON P6 Modi leaves for G20 summit; to discuss global issues with other leaders NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he will hold extensive discussions with leaders of the G20 grouping in Bali on key challenges such as reviving global growth, ensuring food and energy security and addressing issues relating to health and digital transformation. In a pre-departure statement, Modi said he will also highlight India's achievements and its "unwavering commitment" to collectively address global issues while noting that the country's upcoming presidency of the G20 will be grounded in the theme 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' or 'One Earth, One , Family One Future'. The PM left for Bali on Monday afternoon on a 3day visit to participate in the G20 summit that is expected to discuss pressing global challenges including implications of the Ukraine conflict, especially on food and . energy security "Collectively addressing global challenges! Prime Minister @narendramodi emplanes for Bali, Indonesia to participate in the 17th G20 Leaders' Summit," MEA spokesperson tweeted. `3 QUALITY AT VALUE WEATHER 30.70c. 19.20c Sunrise : 06.37 Sunset : 05.45 Mamata apologises for Bengal minister's remarks on Prez KOLKATA: Condemning ministerial colleague Akhil Giri's controversial remarks on President Droupadi Murmu, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday apologised for his comment on behalf of the TMC. Banerjee said she has immense respect for the President, and her party has cautioned Giri against making such derogatory remarks in the future. "We respect the President of India. She is a highly-re. spected lady We condemn the statement made by minister of state Akhil Giri; what he said is wrong. The party has already condemned the statement and has also cautioned Akhil Giri," the CM said at a press conference at the state secretariat. Banerjee said the party "does not support" Giri's opinion and will take stringent action against him if he repeats such mistakes. "I personally respect President Droupadi Mur, mu. She is a very nice lady and I like her a lot. I apologize for Akhil Giri's state- ment; I apologize on behalf . of my party We have great regard for the President, and making such comments is not part of All India Trinamool Congress culture," she said. Giri faced flak recently for his remarks on the looks of President Droupadi Murmu. After a video clip of his comments went viral, he apologized for it. "Politics is an art; speaking is also an art. Whenever I say something wrong, I take back my words. No one in Trinamool supports Akhil Giri, but the kind of venom opposition leaders in Bengal spew day-in and day-out is reprehensible. Is it right to call someone 'darkak' (crow species) for his skin colour?," she asked while pointing out that Giri was targeted for his complexion in the past. CONTD. ON P6 Retail inflation drops to 6.77% in Oct, WPI slips to 19-month low New Delhi: Indicating easing of the price situation, retail inflation moderated to 6.7 per cent in October while the wholesale price index fell to a 19-month low mainly on account of subdued rates of food items.The fall in consumer price index-based retail inflation to 6.77 per cent in October from 7.41 per cent in September has also brought some relief for the Reserve Bank which has been struggling to bring it below the upper tolerance level of 6 per cent since January this year.Retail inflation is the lowest in three months. A tourist vehicle moves through a snow covered valley after a fresh spell of snowfall, about 120 kms from Jammu, on Monday President Murmu on 2-day state visit from today OUR STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org President Droupadi Murmu will be on a two-day visit to Madhya Pradesh on November 15-16. She will attend the Tribal Pride Day programme in Shahdol on November 15. Later at 6.30 pm from Raj Bhawan (Bhopal), she will virtually lay foundation stone of Ratapani, Obaidullaganj-Itarsi 4-lane Project (NH-46) of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and the Maximum Microbial Containment Laboratory (BSL4) at the Defence Research and Development Institute, Gwalior. She will also attend the Women's Self-Help Group Conference on November 16 at 11.30 am at Motilal Nehru Stadium, Bhopal. She will leave for New Delhi by at 12.55 pm. At Tribal Day programme, implementation of PESA Act in Madhya Pradesh will be announced. Governor Mangubhai Patel, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda, Union Minister of State for Steel and Rural Development Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister for Tribal Affairs and Scheduled Castes Welfare Meena Singh Mandve, Forest Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bisahulal Singh, Animal Husbandry and Social Justice Minister Prem Singh Patel will be present on this occasion. Indian Immunologicals uses drones Biden, Xi Jinping agree that N-weapons to deliver vax in Arunachal Pradesh should never be used, says White House HYDERABAD: Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL) a city-based vaccine maker on Monday said it has transported animal vaccines (against Foot and Mouth Disease) through the use of drones for the "first time in the world". A press release from IIL said it along with the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying and Arunachal Pradesh government's Agriculture and Ani- mal Husbandry department and drone service provider came together for the maiden drone flight from Roing to Paghlam in the North eastern state. As many as 1,000 doses of Raksha Ovac (FMD) vaccine were delivered covering an aerial distance of over 20 km, company sources said. Drone delivery of vaccines is expected to not only reach remote difficult terrains faster but also help in providing critical vaccines on time for the protection of livestock from several diseases, the release said. Tage Taki, Minister for Agriculture and Animal Husbandry , Arunachal Pradesh, and senior officials of the state government and the Centre were present along with IIL's representatives at the event. K Anand Kumar, managing director, Indian Immunologicals Limited, expressed great hope for further technological intervention in making vaccines available to remote locations in the country . With this, IIL has amply demonstrated the delivery of "medicines from the sky", it added. U S President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping agreed in talks Monday that nuclear weapons should never be used, including in Ukraine, the White House said.“President Biden and President Xi reiterated their agreement that a nuclear war should never be fought and can never be won and underscored their opposition to the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine," it said in a statement. The pair held their first face-to-face talks since Biden took office on the sidelines of a G20 meeting expected to be dominated by the war in Ukraine. The pair shook hands at the start of the meeting, with Biden saying the superpowers shared the re- sponsibility to show the world that they can “manage our differences, prevent competition from becoming conflict". The White House said he had told Xi that Washington would “continue to compete vigorously" with China, but “this competition should not veer into conflict". Biden raised objections to China’s “coercive and increasingly aggres- sive actions toward Taiwan," the White House said after three hours of talks aimed at avoiding conflict between the rival superpowers. And he told Xi the world should encourage North Korea to act “responsibly", after a record-breaking series of missile launches by Pyongyang and growing fears of a new nuclear test.