FREE PRESS FP The publishers permit sharing of the e-paper's pdf on WhatsApp and other social media platforms - VOL. 12 NO. 177 | BHOPAL | THURSDAY | DECEMBER 8, 2022 | PAGES 14 WWW.FREEPRESSJOURNAL.IN Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE EDIT ALL SET FOR ANOTHER WASHOUT SESSION? FOR 24X7 UPDATES 'MY FAMILY CAN'T BE WASHING MACHINE FOR CRICKET'S DIRTY LAUNDRY' Pg-13 `3 QUALITY AT VALUE WEATHER 29.40c. 16.20c Sunrise : 06.54 Sunset : 05.42 Extreme heat waves may break human survivability limit in India: WB report AGENCIES NEW DELHI: News Brief Sensible to get best deal: EAM on oil imports from Russia NEW DELHI: The government does not ask Indian companies to buy oil from Russia but it is a sensible policy to get the best deal in the interest of the Indian people, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday. Responding to questions from members in the Upper House, the minister said it is his duty to put the interest of the Indian people first to ensure that they do not pay the cost of some other countries' actions or some other region's actions for fertilizer, food, etc. SC mobile app 2.0 launched NEW DELHI :The Supreme Court on Wednesday launched android version 2.0 of its mobile application which will give access to law and nodal officers of various union ministries to watch court proceedings real time. Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud said the app can be downloaded from Google Play store while the iOS version will be available in a week's time. No SC status to Dalit converts:Govt NEW DELHI :Centre has told the Supreme Court The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 does not suffer from any "unconstitutionality" and the exclusion of Christianity and Islam was due to the reason that the "oppressive system" of untouchability was not prevalent in either of these two religions. Cyclonic storm likely, TN braces for rain CHENNAI: The depression over Bay of Bengal intensified into a deep depression and lay about 750 kilometres off Chennai on Wednesday, and it would develop into a cyclonic storm influencing moderate to heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, the IMD said. The low pressure area over SE Bay of Bengal intensified into a depression on Dec 6 over the same region. Extreme heat waves are increasing with alarming frequency across India in the past few decades and soon the country may become one of the first places in the world to experience heat waves that break the human survivability limit, a World Bank report said. The reportm titled "Climate Investment Opportu- nities in India's Cooling Sector", said that severe heat waves are responsible for thousands of deaths across the country, where higher temperatures are arriving early and staying for far longer periods. "In April 2022, India was plunged into the grip of a punishing early spring heat wave that brought the country to a standstill, with temperatures in the capital, New Delhi, topping 46 de- DOUBLE ENGINE: MCD BHI AAP KI NEW DELHI The results of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi have suggested that people are more inclined towards having a double-engine government which binds the ruling party to fulfil their electoral promises. The high-stakes battle for control over the Delhi Municipal Corporation has ended with the AAP winning 134 of the total 250 wards in the national capital's civic body polls, uprooting 15-year rule by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As the Delhi State Election Commission announced the final results today, AAP won 134 wards while BJP came second with 104 wards. Congress managed to get 9 wards while three wards were bagged by Independents. RBI's inflation control measures turn home EMIs CHENNAI loanAGENCIES/inflationary Even as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is hiking repo rate to control inflation, home loan borrowers will see their EMI turning infla, tionary say in a month's time, said officials from housing loan companies. , On Wednesday the RBI hiked the repo rate by 35 basis points. The repo rate is the rate at which RBI lends to commercial banks. Housing finance companies in turn borrow from the banks and lend to homebuyers. This fiscal, the RBI has increased repo rate by 2.25% and the housing loan Cos will pass on the increased rate to their borrowers. A child dressed as CM Arvind Kejriwal takes part in celebrations of AAP's victory in the MCD polls, in New Delhi, on Wednesday BJP has been using the metaphor of a double-engine government for delivering good governance and this time the people have chosen Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's AAP, the ruling party in the state to control the civic body to resolve the local civic issues. People have raised demands relating to unsani- tary conditions, stray animals, unmaintained parks, landfills, waterlogging, garbage mismanagement which come under the municipality Aam Aadmi Par. ty, which has been credited for dislodging the 15-year rule of Congress victory, today uprooted 15-year old rule of BJP in civic body . CONTD. ON P6 Report further cautioned that rising heat across India can hit economic productivity, observing that 75% of India's workforce or 380mn people depend on heat-exposed labour, at times working in potentially life-threatening temperatures SC reserves verdict on DeMo pleas, directs Centre, RBI to place related records The DELHI: NEW Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre and the Reserve Bank of India to place before it in a sealed cover the relevant records pertaining to the government's 2016 decision to demonetise currency notes of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 denomination for its perusal. Reserving its verdict on a batch of pleas challenging the Centre's 2016 decision, a fivejudge bench headed by Justice S A Nazeer heard the submissions from Attorney General R Venkataramani, RBI's counsel, and the petitioners' lawyers, including advocates P Chidambaram and Shyam Divan. The SC directed the parties to file written submissions by Dec 10. "Heard. Judgement reserved. Learned counsels of the Union of India and RBI are directed to produce the relevant records," the Bench, also comprising Justices Gavai, Bopanna, Ramasubramanian and Nagarathna said. Dhankar takes on SC in maiden speech for scrapping NJAC Act OUR BUREAU/ NEW DELHI Rajya Sabha chairman Jagdeep Dhankar on Wednesday gave a surprise by raising the issue of the Supreme Court striking down the NJAC Act during his maiden speech in the House after his felicitation by all sides on the opening day of the winter session of Parliament. “A glaring instance of severe compromise of Parliamentary sovereignty and disregard of the mandate of the people,” he said. Stressing that the power of Parliament is supreme, he said Parliament in a much needed historic step passed Yet another review petition has been filed by the All India Backward Classes Federation against the 3:2 majority judgment of the Constitution Bench, upholding the validity of the 103rd Constitutional Amendment which introduces 10% reervation to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in higher education and public employment. While Justices Dinesh Maheshwari, Bela Trivedi, and JB Pardiwala upheld the 103rd Constitution Amendment, Justice S Ravindra Bhat wrote a dissenting judgment, which was concurred with by the then Chief Justice of India Uday Umesh Lalit. Earlier this month, DMK had also filed a review petition against the judgment. As per the review petition, which has been settled by Professor Mohan Gopal, the majority of decisions rest on the mistaken assumption that EWS was structured solely on economic criteria. The review petitioner states that an economically weaker section eligible for EWS is formed by two criteria: a) family income and other in- dicators of economic disadvantage and b) it shall not be OBC, SC or ST (i.e., it shall be part of the socially and educationally forward classes). If EWS were to be based solely on economic criteria, the petition states that it should be available to all those disadvantaged in terms of applicable economic criteria (family income and other indicators of economic disadvantage) with priority going to those more disadvantaged. Per contra, it is available only to sections with forward class characteristics. The petition submits. Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar with Rajya Sabha MPs during a meeting at Parliament House in New Delhi on Wednesday the 99th Constitutional Amendment Bill paving way for the National Judicial Appointment Mission (NJAC). “This historic parliamentary mandate was undone by the Supreme Court on Oc- tober 16, 2015 by a majority of 4:1 finding the same as not being in consonance with the judicially evolved doctrine of ‘Basic Structure’ of the Constitution, said Dhankar. CONTD. ON P6 100 Most Powerful Women NEW DELHI : Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and US Vice President Kamala Harris are among Forbes' 19th annual list of 'World's 100 Most Powerful Women' of 2022. While Harris is ranked third, Sitharaman is at number 36 on the list that was released on Tuesday highlighting "innovators and instigators who are leading on the world stage to redefine traditional power structures". This is the fourth year in a row that Sitharaman made it to the list. Last year, she was in the 37th spot, 41st in 2020 and 34th in 2019. In 2021, Harris became the first woman, the first Black person, and the first South Asian-American to become the American Vice President. A California native, Harris was born in Oakland to immigrant parents - her mother was from India and father from Jamaica. Apart from Harris, Bela Bajaria, head of Global TV at Netflix, is another Indian-American on the list who is ranked at number 71. CONTD. ON P6 'Lock up men as they create trouble, let women walk free' KOCHI The Kerala High Court on Wednesday pointed out that if the object of a curfew in women's hostels in educational institutions is to ensure the safety of the inmates, then it should be the men who should be locked up. A single bench of Justice Devan Ramachandran said that imposing curfew on women's hostel will not serve any purpose and nothing can be gained from mistrusting women students. "Lock up the men, I am saying (this) because they create trouble. Put a curfew for men after 8 p.m. Let ladies walk out," he remarked. He also said that Kerala is yet to be free from archaic norms, underscoring that older generation should not be allowed to take such decisions. "How long can we keep our students locked up? Think, Kerala has not grown up and our students are required to be kept locked up. So be it, if that's what society wants.Let not these decisions be taken by people who belong to a different generation. As the saying, every genera- Sarpanch's honorarium hiked to Rs 4,250 Administrative sanction right of Gram Panchayat to be increased to Rs 25-L from Rs 15-L OUR STAFF REPORTER email@example.com Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday announced hike in honorarium sarpanch's from Rs 1,750 to Rs 4,250. Right of mutation and division of properties too would be given to panchayats. The CM also warned of strict action against those filing false complaints with CM Helpline. CM was addressing the orientation state-level training-cum- convention of newly-elected sarpanchs at Jamborie Maidan of . Bhopal on Wednesday Chouhan further said that sanction administrative right of gram panchayat would be increased to Rs 25 lakh from Rs 15 lakh and added that Rs 1,472 crore of 15th Finance Commission has been issued to Panchayats. Asserting that rights of sarpanchs will remain in the hands of sarpanchs, he said that gram sabha meeting be held properly at regular interval. Announcing that all demands of sarpanchs would be fulfilled, Chouhan said POINTERS CM asks sarpanchs to develop every village as Ladli Friendly Village. CM asks sarpanchs to prepare village master plan akin to city master plan. Once again, right of mutation and property division given to panchayats CM exhorts sarpanchs to ensure plantation in Panchayats and solve small dispute at panchayat level itself. that panchayat secretaries would be appointed against vacant posts. Likewise, employment assistants too would be appointed. He also said that in case anyone's name is missing in BPL list then the gram sabha can get it included by passing a proposal. Sharing his expectations from sarpanchs, he said that panchayats should resolve small disputes and undertake plantation drive. Besides, panchayats should work towards becoming poverty-free and ensure that every child goes to school. He further said that sarpanchs should prepare master plan on the line of cities to make their villages de-addict in a phased manner. Panchayat minister Mahendra Singh Sisodia said that every gram panchayat would be developed as model panchayat. temperatures. "By 2030, India may account for 34 million of the projected 80 million global job losses from heat stress associated productivity decline," the report said. The World Bank further said that lost labour from rising heat and humidity in the country could put up to 4.5 per cent of India's GDP at risk by the end of this decade. HC sets aside BJP MLA Rahul Singh's elections OUR STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org JaThe balpur High Court has set aside electhe of tion Bharatiya Janata legislator (BJP) Party Rahul Singh Lodhi, nephew of former chief minister Uma Bharti, for improperly filing nomination papers, official sources said on . Wednesday Singh won the election conKhargapur from stituency of Tikamgarh district in 2018 against Congress candidate Chanda Singh won election from Khargapur in 2018 against Cong's Chanda Singh Gour who filed the case Singh Gour who filed the case. The petitioner alleged that the nomination papers of Lodhi had been improperly filed, which affected outcome. election the Rahul submitted two nomination forms about his status as partner of a firm, M/s R S Constructions, Tikamgarh, which has contact with MP Rural Road Authority Development (MPRRDA). This leads to corrupt practices, the court said. CONTD. ON P6 Poachers' snare snatches tiger's life 2nd review petition against 10% EWS quota Nirmala, Harris among Forbes' OUR BUREAU NEW DELHI: grees Celsius. The month of March, which witnessed extraordinary spikes in temperatures, was the hottest ever recorded," it said. The World Bank report further cautioned that rising heat across India can hit economic productivity, observing that 75 per cent of India's workforce or 380 million people depend on heat-exposed labour, at times working in potentially life-threatening tion is like a new country, we do not have any right to keep laws on the new generation," Justice Ramachandran observed. He made the observation while considering a plea moved by five female MBBS students and office bearers of the College Union of the Medical College Kozhikode, who approached the court to challenge a GO issued in 2019 that prescribed a condition restricting the entry and exit of hostel inmates of higher education colleges after 9.30 p.m., without any reason. The judge during hearing said that he is calling upon society to think about it and is opening the issue for discussion, if needed. "When we shut down things like during the Covid times. There were not many crimes other than the crimes within houses. All the frustration was taken on women within the houses. Always the attack is on women. I understand that mental health went down. Open up the city, but make it safe. So the state has the issue to ensure at least the campuses are safe. Trapped accidentally TIGER CARCASS FOUND IN HANGING POSITION TRAPPED IN A SNARE CM ORDERS STRICT ACTION AGAINST ACCUSED ACS Forest department, JN Kansotia told Free Press that snare was possibly put up by hunters to trap herbivore animals and it looks that tiger accidentally got trapped in it. CM has ordered strict action against the accused. OUR STAFF REPORTER email@example.com Asphyxiated to death vore animal. However, the tiger accidentally became the victim. CONTD. ON P6 A senior officer said that tiger's head got struck in the snare. Later, the tiger tried to climb a nearby tree. However, the snare got struck in a branch of the tree and tiger died of asphyxiation. After autopsy, carcass of tiger was burnt as per protocol. No part of tiger was missing, hence poaching possibility has been ruled out. SAVE TANMAY OP continues, rescuers keep fingers crossed 25 held in Germany for plotting to overthrow state A tiger got entangled in a trap set up by poachers and lost its life. The incident occurred in jungles of compartment number PS460 in North Panna range of Chhattarpur circle on Tuesday evening. Officers said that poachers had set up a trap to catch wild boar or herbi- Boy not showing any movement OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal Even as rescue operation is continuing in full speed to save six-year-old Tanmay, who fell into a 40-feet-deep borewell in Mandvi village of Betul, sources claimed that no movement by the boy had been detected. Keeping their fingers crossed, the rescue team has been supplying oxygen in the borewell to ensure that Tanmay is asphyxiated. The rescue operation is likely to continue till Thursday morning. Teams of State Disaster Response Team and Nation- al Disaster Response Team are assisting the rescue operation. Senior officers of district, including Collector, SP, Tehsildar are constantly keeping a close tab on the operation. JCB machines are digging a pit around the borewell so that rescuers can reach Tanmay The oper. ation slowed down after digging team's efforts were blocked by rocks at a depth of 40-feet. Sources said that the new pit was being flooded by ground water. The team has deployed motors to drain out the water. Once the water is pumped out, rescuers would dig another sevenfeet-long tunnel to reach Tanmay . CONTD. ON P6 Twenty-five LONDON: people, including a 71-yrold German aristocrat, a retired military commander and former MP for the farfur Alternative right Deutschland (AfD), have been detained in Germany on suspicion of a terrorist plan to overthrow the state and renegotiate the countrys post-WW2 settlement, according to a report. Thousands of police carried out a series of raids across Germany on Wednesday morning in connection with the far-right ring. Over 3,000 officers conducted searches at 130 sites in 11 of Germany's 16 states against the group, whose members, it said, adhered to a "conglomerate of conspiracy theories", including the QAnon cult and the so-called Reich Citizens movement, the report said.