FREE PRESS - VOL. XXXIX NO. 166 | INDORE | MONDAY | NOVEMBER 21, 2022 | PAGES 14 Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE You walked with Patkar... PM's Narmada protest jab at Rahul WWW.FREEPRESSJOURNAL.IN EDIT PLAYING WITH FINANCES FOR VOTES FOR 24X7 UPDATES News Brief India to grow at 6.5-7.1% in this fiscal: Deloitte NEW DELHI: India may record a growth in the range of 6.5 per cent to 7.1 per cent during the current financial year 202223 mainly due to rising inflation and expectations of a global slowdown, Deloitte India said in a report. Deloitte expects "India to post a 6.5-7.1 per cent growth during 202223 and 5.5-6.1 per cent the following year contingent on the revival of the global economy and improving economic fundamentals." India's gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 8.7 per cent in 2021-22. Actress Aindrila of Bengal dies at 24 KOLKATA: Bengali actor Aindrila Sharma passed away on Sunday at the age of 24 after suffering multiple cardiac arrests on Saturday night. A cancer survivor, who defeated the disease twice and returned to showbiz, Aindrila breathed her last breath at a private hospital in Howrah. Nine escape from Nagaland jail MON: (Nagaland): As many as nine inmates of a district jail escaped in Nagaland's Mon, following which a massive search operation was launched to nab the fled prisoner, according to an official on Sunday. The incident took place on Saturday, subdivisional police officer, Apong Yim told ANI over the phone. "9 inmates of Mon district jail escaped from the jail in the early hours of Saturday and a massive search operation is underway," Apong Yim said. Bridge collapse: SC to hear plea on Nov 21 NEW DELHI :The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Monday a plea seeking the constitution of a judicial commission to probe the Morbi bridge collapse incident in Gujarat which claimed over 130 lives. Bharat Jodo Yatra to enter MP on Nov 23 BHOPAL : The Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra led by party leader Rahul Gandhi will enter Madhya Pradesh on November 23 morning, a state party functionary said on Sunday. Congress General Secretary (communications) Jairam Ramesh also told reporters in Maharashtra on Sunday that the yatra will take a break on Nov 21 and 22 in the western state and proceed to MP on November 23. Mamata likely to meet PM on Dec 5 KOLKATA : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the CMs' meeting in New Delhi on December 5, an official said on Sunday. During the likely meeting, Banerjee may press for the release of the state's dues from the Centre, he said. Leaked videos: Court to hear plea today NEW DELHI: A Delhi court will hear on Monday a plea moved by jailed AAP minister Satyendar Jain seeking contempt proceedings against the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for allegedly leaking CCTV footage to media. DARSHAN DESAI / AHMEDABAD Modi speaks during a public meeting ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections, at Dhoraji hand on the shoulders of those who were against the Narmada dam. Imagine the situation if the Narmada dam had not been built.” Modi accused Patkar of defaming Gujarat, going out of her way to ensure that the World Bank stopped funding the project. CONTD. ON P6 BU L D H A NA :Cong ress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday accused the Narendra Modi-led central govweakening ernment of laws framed by the UPA to empower tribals, and said his party will strengthen them further after coming to power again. Addressing the Adivasi Mahila Workers' Sammelan at JalgaonJamod in Maharashtra's Buldhana district, Gandhi said tribals are the "first owners" of the country and have equal rights like other citizens. The Modi govt was weakening laws like the Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act, Forest Rights Act, Land Rights, Panchayat Raj Act and the reservation for women in COP27 delivers historic damage fund but little else India welcomes outcome despite lack of progress on some crucial issues GAURAV SAINI / NEW DELHI The U.N. climate summit in Egypt ended on Sunday with a landmark decision to establish a fund to address loss and damage, but the outcome on other critical issues, including India’s call to ‘phase down’ all fossil fuels, reflected little progress. India called the event ‘historic’ for securing the agreement to establish a fund to address loss and damage due to climate change-induced disasters, saying “the world has waited far too long for this”. (See full report, p9) “For India, there were many positives to be drawn,” a blog post by Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav read. “The most significant was the insustainable of clusion lifestyle in the Sharm elImplementation Sheikh Plan.” The summit was scheduled to end on Friday but went into overtime as negotiators pushed for an agree- Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri (C) delivers a speech at the – AFP closing of the COP27 climate conference ment on issues such as mitigation, loss and damage fund and adaptation. At one point, the talks veered close to collapse but regained momentum in the final hours after progress on the new finance facility to address loss and damage, a longstanding demand of poor and developing countries, including India, and a key element at this year’s U.N. climate summit. The success of the talks hinged on progress on this track. Developed nations, particularly the U.S., had opposed the fund over fears that it would hold them legally liable for massive damage caused by climate change. Centre OKs common communication plan for ramping up coastal security MUMBAI The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has approved a communication common plan for coastal security that envisages integrating marine law enforcement agencies into a single network for better coordination and seamless exchange of mission-critical information. The plan will be able to integrate all coastal security agencies in a common communication network with a dedicated spectrum for the purpose, a senior Indian Navy official has said. The dedicated spectrum will use a common band and it will be a “big step” in terms of boosting coastal , security said the official of the Western Naval Com- `3 QUALITY AT VALUE WEATHER 26.20c. 12.10c Sunrise : 06.43 Sunset : 05.42 BENZEMA SUFFERS LEG INJURY IN MAJOR BLOW TO FRANCE Pg-12 Football extravaganza begins in Qatar ‘Govt weakening laws framed by UPA to empower tribals’ ASKS PEOPLE to not waste votes on Oppn party A day ahead of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s election rallies in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday poohpoohed him and his Bharat Jodo Yatra without naming over Narmada either Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar joining the padyatra in Maharashtra. Addressing a public meeting in Dhoraji in the Saurashtra region, Modi A stated, “ Congress leader was seen taking out a padyatra with a woman who stalled the Narmada dam project for three decades; ask the Congress leaders when they come seeking your votes that you are taking out a padyatra by keeping your RNI No. 38281/83 mand, headquartered in Mumbai, who declined to be named. The construct of coastal security involves joint operations, exercises, and activities, which require coordination between multiple agencies at the Command and Control Centre of the Navy and at the field - be it ashore or at sea, he said. So communication between agencies and units involved with coastal secu, rity especially those operating at sea, plays a vital role in cross-agency coordination and seamless exchange of mission-critical information on real-time basis so as to enable effective conduct of coastal security activities, according to the official. CONTD. ON P6 Vulnerable countries had said they would not leave COP27 without it. The conference agreed to set up a ‘transitional committee’ to decide how the money will be provided and who will contribute to the fund. Its recommendations will be discussed at COP28 next year. The hope at COP27 was to include a ‘phasedown’ of all fossil fuels, including oil and gas, as proposed by India and backed by many developed and developing countries, including the E.U. and the U.S., but the final agreement did not essentially build on what was agreed upon in COP26. ISRO to launch PSLV-54 on November 26 with Oceansat-3, 8 nano Sats BENGALURU The Indian Space Research Organisation will launch PSLV-54/ EOS-06 mission with Oceansat-3 and eight nano satellites on board from Sriharikota spaceport on November 26. The launch is scheduled at 11.56 am on Saturday, said the national space headquartered agency here. Asked about the passengers aboard the rocket, a senior ISRO official told PTI on Sunday: "EOS-06 (Oceansat-3) plus eight nano satellites (BhutanSat, 'Anand' from Pixxel, Thybolt two numbers from Dhruva Space, and Astrocast - four numbers from Spaceflight Rahul with a supporter during the party's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra', in Buldhana district local bodies, Gandhi said. He said PM Modi calls tribals as 'vanvasis'. There are different meanings of the words 'adivasi' and 'vanvasi', he said. "Vanvasi means you can live only in jungles, not in cities, you can't become doctor and engineer and can't travel by plane," he said. CONTD. ON P6 5 killed, 18 injured in gay nightclub shooting in Colorado WASHINGTON: In another case of a mass shooting in the United States, five people were killed and 18 were injured in a shooting incident at a gay nightclub "Club Q", in the state of , Colorado on Saturday CNN reported. Colorado Springs Police Lt. Pamela Castro said authorities received "numerous" 911 calls starting at 11:57 p.m. and responded to the scene, according to the broadcaster. American "They did locate one individual who we believe to be the suspect inside," said Castro. "At this point in time, the suspect is being ." treated, but is in custody Club Q, in a statement on social media, said it was "devastated by the senseless attack on our community" and offered condolences to victims and their families. "We thank the quick reactions of heroic customers that subdued the gunman and ended this hate attack," the statement said. Details of how the shooting ended have yet to be released by police, but Castro said "this was not an officer-involved shooting." Dancers perform during the opening ceremony ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group A football match between Qatar and Ecuador at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on Sunday. Ecuador defeated hosts by 2-0. Enner Valencia scored twice in the first-half for the visitors. Five-day Assembly session from Dec 19 OUR STAFF RPORTER email@example.com The five-day winter session of the state Assembly will begin on December 19. The Assembly secretariat issued notification to this effect on Sunday As per the . notification, the House session will conclude on December 23. The five-day monsoon session had ended in three Prime Minister days. Narendra Modi had visited Palpur Kuno to release cheetahs and to participate in women self help group programme. The session was reduced following Prime Minister's visit. State Assembly Speaker Girish Gautam had made arrangements to complete the business of the assem. bly The timing of the monsoon session was extended from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm and the lunch break was turned into working hours after MLAs gave consent. It gave 3.30 hours more to complete the business. BENGALURU The Karnataka police Sunday confirmed that the ‘cooker blast’ in a moving autorickshaw in Mangaluru Saturday evening was an act of terror and a deep probe is . currently underway The State’s Director General of Police Praveen Sood said in a tweet: "It’s confirmed now. The blast is not accidental but an act of terror with intention to cause serious damage. Karnataka State Police is probing deep JABALPUR: The Madhya Pradesh government is going to move the Supreme Court to challenge the high court's interim order restraining it from prosecuting interfaith couples who enter wedlock without informing the district magistrate. The high court, in an interim order, directed the state government not to prosecute under section 10 of the MP Freedom of Religion Act (MPFRA) adults who solemnise their marriage on their own volition. A division bench of Justices Sujoy Paul and PC Gupta on November 14 observed that section 10, which makes it obligatory for a citizen desiring (religious) conversion to give a (prior) declaration in this regard to the district magistrate, is "in our opinion ex facie, unconstitutional in the teeth of aforesaid judgments of this court". "The state govt is going to move the Supreme Court to challenge the high court's interim order, which restrains it from prosecuting under section 10 of the MPFRA adults who solemnise their marriage on their own volition," AG Prashant Singh said. The MPFRA forbids conversions by misrepresentation, allurement, use of Suspect has TN link: Police BENGALURU: The explosion inside a moving auto near a police station in Mangaluru was triggered by explosives concealed in a cooker and was an act of terror, Karnataka Director General of Police Praveen Sood said on Sunday. The suspect, Mohammed Shariq, who SHARIQ was the passenger in that vehicle, had terror links, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said, adding that officials from the National Investigation Agency and Intelligence Bureau had joined the police investigation. The chances of a Tamil Nadu link also surfaced as the subject was in possession of two fake Aadhaar cards, one with an address from TN, and another from Hubballi, sources said. into it along with central agencies." Later, the police have identified the blast suspect as Mohammed Shariq. He was earlier booked under the Unlawful Activities "It will be OK if you're going to stay at a local community level & never connect with the global community. Basic understanding you can give in a regional language, but if you want to update your skills, it is not going to help you." that students across the country should come out of their linguistic inferiority complex and showcase their abilities in their language. According to Dr J A Jayalal, former national president of Indian Medical Association, Shah may have said abilities of students would "enhance" but, , on the contrary it may deter their growth. "What we are talking about is modern Nearly 61 per cent polling was recorded on Sunday in Nepal's parliament and provincial assemblies elections, marred by sporadic violence and clashes that left one person dead and disrupted voting at several polling stations, official sources said. The polling started at 7 am local time at over 22,000 polling centres and closed at 5 pm. Nearly 60 per cent voting recorded in Nepal elections, 1 killed in poll-related violence. State govt to move SC against interim relief to interfaith couple (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for graffiti on walls in Mangaluru. He was out on bail in the case. He was also absconding in a terror case and was wanted by the police. CONTD. ON P6 MBBS in regional language will limit knowledge: Docs NEW DELHI: The Madhya Pradesh government's decision to impart medical education in Hindi may help rural students initially, but will gravely limit their scope for growth and knowledge, feel doctors. In October, Home Minister Amit Shah released textbooks of 3 subjects in Hindi for first year students of MBBS course as part of an ambitious project of the Madhya Pradesh government to impart medical ed. ucation in Hindi, a first in the country Shah also said work is underway to start technical and medical education in eight . other languages in the country He asserted AGENCIES Kathmandu: ANTI-CONVERSION LAW Blast in auto not accident but an act of terror, says Karna DGP Police identified blast suspect as Md Shariq Nearly 61% voting in Nepal elections, 1 killed medicine, it is universal medicine. It is not only practised in India but also throughout the world. If you are trained in a regional language, you cannot expect to go outside to study and update your knowledge and skills," Jayalal told PTI. He added that medical education cannot be taught through textbooks alone, it also requires frequently reading international research papers, journals and articles, all of which are written in English. "It will be ok if you are going to stay at a local community level and never connect with . the global community Basic understanding you can give in a regional language, but if you want to update your skills, it is not going to help you," he said. In the first phase, Hin, di textbooks on medical biochemistry anato, my and medical physiology have been released. Following MP's lead, the Uttarakhand govt has also announced similar measures to be implemented from the next academic sessions. CONTD. ON P6 threat of force, undue influence, coercion, marriage or by any other fraudulent means. "We are going to file a plea in the honourable Supreme Court shortly," Singh said.The high court's interim direction came on a bunch of seven petitions challenging provisions of the MPFRA, 2021. The petitioners sought interim relief to restrain the state from prosecuting anyone under the Act. The court had granted three weeks' time to the state government to file its para-wise reply to the petitions, and said that the petitioners may file rejoinder within 21 days thereafter. Zakir Naik in Qatar to deliver talks during World Cup fugitive DOHA: Indian preacher Zakir Naik, who faces charges of money laundering and hate speech in India, is set to give religious lectures at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, according to social media posts. "Preacher Sheikh Zakir Naik is present in Qatar during the World Cup and will give many religious lectures throughout the tournament," Al Arabiya News quoted Faisal Alhajri, a presenter at the Qatari state-owned sports channel Alkass, as saying on Twit. ter on Saturday The FIFA World Cup will begin in Qatar on Monday at the Al Bayt Stadium, located about 35 km away from Doha. Naik, who is a wanted fugitive by the Indian government, will reportedly give many religious lectures throughout the tournament, according to Alhajri. Earlier in March, Home Ministry had declared Zakir Naik-founded Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) an unlawful association and banned it for five years. The MHA notification stated that the speeches of Zakir Naik, founder of the IRF, were objectionable as he has been extolling known terrorists.