FREE PRESS - VOL. XXXIX NO. 168 | INDORE | WEDNESDAY | NOVEMBER 23, 2022 | PAGES 14 WWW.FREEPRESSJOURNAL.IN Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; `3 QUALITY AT VALUE RNI No. 38281/83 WEATHER 26.30c. 11.80c EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE EDIT WHEN THERE IS A LOT IN A NAME Sunrise : 06.45 Sunset : 05.42 O DARLING, IT’S MY TIME! Pg-14 INDORE TO HOST G20 NSA-LEVEL MEETING SC extends deadline for FOR 24X7 UPDATES MANISH UPADHYAY Indore Cleanest City of the country - Indore-will host a meeting of National Security Advisors (NSAs) of FP EXCLUSIVE News Brief SC to hear NIA plea on Friday against bail to Teltumbde NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear on Friday an appeal by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against the bail granted to scholar-activist Anand Teltubde in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case. The Bench headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud took note of the mention by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that the High Court had stayed operation of its bail order for a week only and so the matter needs urgent hearing. Oz Parliament okays FTA pact with India NEW DELHI: The Australian Parliament on Tuesday approved the free trade agreement inked with India in April, paving the way for the rollout of the pact on a mutually agreed date -- a move which would help in almost doubling the two-way commerce to USD 45-50 billion in about five years. The pact is expected to come into force from January 2023. GoM for 28 % GST on online gaming NEW DELHI :The state finance ministers' panel is likely to recommend a GST levy of 28 per cent on online gaming, irrespective of whether it is a game of skill or chance, and may leave the final decision on the vexed issue of valuation to the GST Council, sources said. Poonawala undergoes polygraph test NEW DELHI: Polygraph test on Aaftab Amin Poonawala, accused of murdering his live-in partner Shraddha Walkar, was conducted on Tuesday evening after a city court gave permission to Delhi Police, while investigators found more evidence, including blood stains in the flat where both lived. BJP suspends 12 party rebels in Gujarat AHMEDABAD: Cracking the whip, the ruling BJP in Gujarat on Tuesday suspended 12 party leaders, including 6-term MLA Madhu Shrivastav and two former legislators, for filing nominations as independent candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections after they were denied tickets. Leopard mauls 5-yr-old in Pauri PAURI: A leopard mauled a five-year-old boy to death in a village here on T uesday, an official said.The child, named Piyush, was returning home after playing when the leopard pounced on him and dragged him to a nearby field in Nishni village, Divisional Forest Officer Lalit Mohan Negi said. As people raised an alarm, it strayed away into the forests, but by the time the villagers attended to the boy, he was dead, Negi said. Indonesia quake toll rises to 268 CIANJUR:The death toll from the earthquake that shook the Indonesian island of Java leapt to 268 on Tuesday as more bodies were found beneath collapsed buildings, and 151 people are still missing, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said. this information exclusively with Free Press on the sidelines of a meeting held to review preparations for Pravasi upcoming Bharatiya Conference on . Tuesday Talking to Free Press, CM Chouhan said that the city would host four national and global level events in near future, including a meeting of G-so nations. When inquired as to whether it would be a meeting of the heads of G20 nations, the CM clarified that it would be a meeting of top security experts of the group. He further said that the dates would be finalised by the Central government in consultation with G-20 members. "The meeting will address security concerns of G-20 nations and devise a common strategy by developing closer tie, he said. "It would be a meeting of NSAs of G20 countries. "The police administration is already preparing for the meeting. Further information cannot be shared as it security matter," said a top police officer on the Shivraj announces loan interest waiver for farmers G20 nations in near future. The dates and duration are yet to be finalised. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan shared AVOIDS comment on fertilisers Will Indore get light metro too? OUR STAFF REPORTER email@example.com Launching a vitriolic attack on previous the Kamal Nath government, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday assured farmers of waiving interest on loans they took. Many farmers became defaulters due to wrong promises of the Kamal Nath government, Chouhan said while addressing farmers who staged one-day agitation under the banner of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) in tyhe state capital on Tuesday . The chief minister avoided speaking on availability BKS men hand over memorandum to CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan at MVM Ground on Tuesday for fulfilment of their demands including special Assembly session on farmer issues FP photo of fertilisers, which is in short supply according to farmers. Speaking further, Chouhan said, “We will organise Kisan Manch once in every three months to BHARAT JODO YATRA Nath, Diggy & senior party leaders to welcome Rahul at Bodarli village today PCC prez terms 3,700-km yatra 'historic' FP NEWS SERVICE Burhanpur minister Former chief Kamal Nath on Tuesday said that the Madhya Pradesh-leg of 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' will begin from Bodarli village of Burhanpur . district on Wednesday He was addressing media persons here at Seva Sadan . College on Tuesday Former chief minister Digvijaya Singh, senior leader JP Agrawal, former home minister Bala Bachchan and other party leaders were also present. The PCC president further said that senior Congress leaders including himself will be present to welcome the Yatra. Terming the 3,700-kilometre foot-march as 'historic', the state Congress president said that the Yatra is working as a catalyst to bring every person from different religions, castes and societies together. The Yatra, which started from Kanyakumari and will conclude in Kashmir, will remain in the state for 13 days covering 380 kilometres. Nath added that the Congress leaders would try to associate different people belonging to different fields on each day based on different names given to the Yatra on each day varying from Janata Ke Samman Mein Yatra to Balidan Samman Yatra and others. National general secretary Priyanka Gandhi will join Rahul at 9 pm on . Wednesday with her family As per the information, Rahul Gandhi will take breakfast at Daryapur village, followed by lunch at St International Xavier's School. After a brief halt, the Yatra will resume at 4 pm, which will turn into a after meeting general reaching Transport Nagar. Night rest will be at Thakur Shivkumar Singh EngiCollege. neering (Related report on p 2) their problems solve through talks.” The chief minister reiterated that famers’ land would not be acquired without their consent. “For development, land is Violence on disputed Assam-Meghalaya border claims 6 lives GUWAHATI/SHILLONG: Six people, including a forest guard, were killed in violence at the disputed Assam-Meghalaya border in the early hours of Tuesday after a truck allegedly laden with illegally felled timber was intercepted by forest guards from Assam. Apprehending law and order situation following the incident, Meghalaya has suspended mobile internet services in 7 districts, while Assam Police sounded alert in the border districts and also ordered an inquiry by a retired high court judge into the matter. In a tweet tagging PM Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Assam CM Himanta Sarma, Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma, whose party is an , ally of the BJP complained that the Assam police and forest guards "entered Meghalaya and resorted to unprovoked firing". Assam Police officials, however, asserted that the truck was intercepted in West Karbi Anglong district by a forest department team and a mob from Meghalaya had later attacked forest guards and cops from the state, which led to firing by the Assam side to control the situation . CONTD. ON P6 Raveena shares video of youths stoning tiger in Van Vihar enclosure AUTHORITIES book 2 under Wildlife Act; Put photos of duo at gate, ban entry for a year OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal Taking a serious note of the video shared by Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon, the authorities at Van Vihar, Bhopal booked two persons for throwing stones at a tiger enclosure. The duo has been booked under relevant sections of Wildlife Protection Act and their entry to the national park has also been banned for a year. “Van Vihar, Bhopal. Madhya Pradesh. Tourists (ruffians) pelting stones at the tiger in closures. Having a good laugh when told not to do so. Screaming, laughing, shaking the cagethrowing rocks. No security for the tiger. humiliation they are subjected to,” Tandon tweeted on Monday . Van Vihar Director Padampriya Balakrishnan talking to Free Press said the two persons have been identified and booked under Wildlife Protection Act ( schedule 1 Animal Act). The Act envisages punishment for disturbing the wild animal. She however claimed that the video shared by Tandon did not show anyone actually throwing stones, but someone is heard shouting from behind “why are you throwing stones?” "Two men seen in the video were misbehaving, shouting and ringing the bell (of a bicycle). We have put up their pictures at the park's gates and banned their entry for a year," she added. We have also shared their photos with the police to initiate action against the two, said Balakrishnan. CONTD. ON P6 While the work on Metro train project is going on in full swing, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan hinted that the Indore may get light metro train project as well. "(Indore MP Shankar) Lalwani was suggesting some places (probably for extending metro train project) …. I would like to tell you (audience), light metro train along with metro train is also coming," Chouhan said but didn't reveal the place. required but in case of farmers, their consent is ,” mandatory he added. The state government will hold two camps - related to revenue and electricity - to solve farmers’ problems at panchayat level. CONTD. ON P6 condition of anonymity . India took over the presidency of G20 nations on November 16 in Indonesia. President of Indonesia Joko Widodo had handed over the G20 Presidency of PM Narendra Modi at the closing ceremony of the 17th Inter-Government Summit of G-20 nations held in Bali (Indonesia). India will officially assume the G20 presidency on December 1. Need a tough CEC like Seshan: SC NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the Constitution has vested enormous powers on the "fragile shoulder" of the chief election commissioner and the two election commissioners and it wants a CEC of strong character like late T N Seshan. Seshan was a former cabinet secretary to the Union government and was appointed as the election commissioner (EC) on December 12, 1990 with a tenure till December 11, 1996. He completed his six-year tenure and died on November 10, 2019. A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Justice K M Joseph, said its endeavour is to put a system in place so that the "best man" is selected as the CEC. "There have been numerous CECs and T N Seshan happens once in a while. We do not want anyone to bulldoze him. CONTD. ON P6 admissions to technical courses till Nov 30 in MP OUR STAFF REPORTER INDORE/BHOPAL A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court presided by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Justice Vikram Nathon Tuesday extended the deadline for admission to technical, management, pharmacy, and other professional courses till November 30. The order came on a petition filed by Association of Technical and Professional Institutes (ATPI), which had approached the apex court seeking an extension in the last date of admissions from October 31 to November 30. The ATPI sought extension in the deadline claiming that 65,000 seats in various engineering, management, technical, pharmacy and other professional institutes across the state were lying vacant. The ATPI was represented through advocate Siddharth R Gupta assisted by Mrigank Prabhakar, whilst the state of MP was represented through AAG Saurabh Mishra. The process for admission to around 75,000 seats of various engineering, technical, management, and pharmacy colleges in Madhya the state of Pradesh is convened and coordinated by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), MP . The admission process is carried out of the merit list SAUDIS UPSET ARGENTINA prepared out of the JEEmains examination, which got delayed this year and the results came out in second week of August. The ATPI approached the Supreme Court pleading that the whole counselling process in Madhya Pradesh was inordinately delayed, owing to which a large number of students left for other states and thus the seats were not having takers. The ATPI further pleaded that the counselling for admission to NITs and IITs on the basis of the JEE-mains merit list also continued till November 15, owing to which the students were involved in the said counselling process and did not take much interest in the state counselling process of . MP Gupta argued before the Court that if seats in such a large number remain vacant, then it is not only the institution's loss, but also a national loss as the seats would be left vacant for a full four years, while the colleges have to maintain the entire infrastructure. After listening to all parties, the Supreme Court extended the deadline to November 30 as the last chance. Previously, the Supreme Court had extended the deadline by 2 weeks for the States of Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu, and now that relief has been extended to Madhya Pradesh also. Electoral bonds: SC to hear pleas on December 6 OUR BUREAU NEW DELHI Argentina's Messi standing beside Saudi players celebrating after winning the World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia at Lusail Stadium on Tuesday. in another tie, Denmark held goalless draw by Tunisia.Wales held goalless by USA. CBI arrests I-T officer for accepting bribe of Rs 5-L FP NEWS SERVICE Mandsaur The Central Bureau of Investigation arrested an income tax officer at Mandsaur for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5 lakh. The complainant had alleged that his firm is engaged in the manufacturing of electric switches in Maharashtra, however, income tax assessment of the said firm was being done at the office of income tax at Mandsaur (MP). According to an official statement, it was further alleged that the I-T officer, whose name is Ramgopal Prajapati, demanded a bribe of Rs 5,00,000 and that if the demanded bribe was not paid, he would get a heavy penalty imposed by the in- come tax department and an I-T raid on the firm of the complainant. Sleuths of CBI laid a trap and nabbed the accused for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5 lakh from the complainant. Searches are being conducted at the premises of the accused. The arrested accused will be produced on Wednesday before the Special Judge for CBI cases at Indore. A case was registered on a complaint against the income tax officer at Mandsaur. The Supreme Court on Tuesday posted for December 6 a hearing on a fresh plea regarding amendments in the electoral bonds scheme to allow their sale for 15 extra days during the year of general elections to the legislative assemblies. A Bench of Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Justices Hima Kohli and JB Pardiwala adjourned the matter after the advocate appearing for the petitioner said they have taken some extra grounds and the matter can be taken on December 6. The Bench said this fresh application, filed by Congress leader Jaya Thakur to be heard along with the main matter, pending since 2017. Jaya Thakur of Madhya Pradesh has challenged the electoral bond scheme which allows for anonymous funding of political parties. An electoral bond is an instrument in the nature of a promissory note or bearer bond which can be purchased by any individual, company, firm or association of persons provided the person or body is a citizen of India or incorporated or established in India. The bonds are issued specifically for the purpose of contributing funds to political parties. CONTD. ON P6 Indore Smart City wins challenge contested by 41 countries ARSH RAFIK VISAAL firstname.lastname@example.org Indore keeps on adding a feather to its cap with each passing day Indore . Smart City Development Limited (ISCDL) has excelled in 'Real Play City Challenge-2022'. At least 41 countries participated in it and three Indian cities were declared winners in different categories. The three Indian cities, which won the challenge, are Indore, Kohima and Warangal. These cities developed their projects as part of the national What is 'Real Play City Challenge'? led by he Real Play Coalition under Tthe'Real Play City Challenge' isUNICEF, National Geographic, Arup, IKEA and Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge (NNC), launched in 2019. CONTD. ON P6 LEGO Foundation. The Challenge aims at creating a movement to narrow the play gap for 100 million children by 2030 by making play accessible and inclusive. The focus of this challenge is to sensitively plan neighbour-hoods to make them friendly for young children (age 0-5 years) and caregivers.