FREE PRESS - VOL. 12 NO. 214 | BHOPAL | SATURDAY | JANUARY 14, 2023 | PAGES 16 WWW.FREEPRESSJOURNAL.IN Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE SPORTS CELEBRATING 365 DAYS Pg-16 DUAL ROLE HELPS RAHUL ‘ON HIS TOES’ ISRO: Joshimath sank 5.4 cm in just 12 days FOR 24X7 UPDATES NRSC STUDYING IN DETAIL JOSHIMATH WITH SATELLITE IMAGES News Brief Construction of Ram temple at halfway point: Trust secy AYODHYA: Construction of the Ram temple here has reached the halfway stage and the sanctum sanctorum will be ready to place the idol by next year's 'Makar Sankranti', Ram Mandir Trust Secretary Champat Rai said on Friday. The sanctum sanctorum has been designed in such a way that the rays of the rising sun fall on the idol's forehead, he said. Parl Budget session from January 31 NEW DELHI: The budget session of Parliament will begin on January 31 and continue till April 6, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi announced on Friday. The session will have 27 sittings spread over 66 days with usual recess from February 14 till March 12 to enable the sittings of the department-related standing committees. ICICI case: Dhoot says arrest unnecessary MUMBAI: The lawyer of Videocon Group promoter Venugopal Dhoot on Friday argued before the Bombay HC that the industrialist's arrest in the ICICI Bank loan fraud case was unwarranted as he was cooperating with probe. Maoists trigger IED blasts in J'khand CHAIBASA: The CPI(Maoists) on Friday triggered threeIED blasts in Jharkhand's West Singbhum district when security forces were carrying out search operations but nobody was injured in the explosions, a senior police officer said.SP Ashutosh Shekhar said the security forces were carrying out search operations in Tumbahaka forest when the IEDs exploded. CBI gets prosecution sanction against Lalu in land for job case NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has got the prosecution sanction from the Ministry of Home Affairs against former Union Minister of Railways and Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad in connection with a case related to land for job scam. An official said the CBI furnished the prosecution sanction letter before the concerned court. The CBI had in October last year in its chargesheet named 16 accused including Lalu Prasad, his wife, daughter, then GM of Central Railways, then Chief Personnel Officer (CPO), private persons, and some candidates in the matter. CONTD. ON P6 AGENCIES Chennai/Dehradun Demolition of Malari Inn, Hotel Mount View begins Satellite images released by ISRO's Remote National Sensing Centre on Friday show that Uttarakhand's witJoshimath nessed a rapid sinking of 5.4cm in just 12 days - between 27 December 2022 and 8 January 2023. The quick subsidence stands in contrast to the slow-paced sink- NDRF and SDRF teams prepare for the demolition of the Hotel ing of the area Malari Inn, which has been marked unsafe, in Joshimath that was recorded between April and November mentioned. 2022. According to the governThe images and report have come ment agency's report, during just days after cracks appeared in these seven months, Joshimath many roads and hundreds of houssank up to just nine centimetres. es in the city, which has now been The report also added that rapid declared as a landslide and subsisubsidence occurred in the central dence-hit zone by the authorities. . part of the city "Crown of the subsiSo far, a total of 168 families have dence is located near Joshimathevacuated to temporary relief cenAuli road at a height of 2180 m", it tres. CONTD. ON P6 British Airways staff held for making hoax bomb call to Spicejet NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Friday said that they have arrested a trainee ticketing agent of British Airways for allegedly a hoax bomb call to Spicejet call centre at IGI Airport for Pune bound Delhi flight. The accused has been Abhinav as identified Prakash (24), a resident of Sector 22 Dwarka. On Thursday, the Spicejet call center received a call regarding a bomb in a Punebound Spicejet flight from Delhi was received before takeoff at 09.30 pm. The information was immediately escalated to the CISF control room and was further transferred to IGI Airport Police Station. Keeping in view the gravity of the call the security agencies at CISF swung into action and a coordination meeting of all stakeholders was organized as the bomb threat was specific. The Airline which was bound to take off to Pune, was immediately taken to the isolation bay and was parked at isolation. CONTD. ON P6 The demolition work of Hotel Mount View and Malari Inn, which were identified as 'unsafe' in Joshimath, started on Thursday afternoon. The electricity poles installed outside the hotels were removed by cranes on Friday morning. The new transformer has been shifted near the police station. Karnaprayag: Authorities order evacuation KARNAPRAYAG: The authorities have ordered evacuation of residents of Bahuguna Nagar to safer places as panic gripped the people after many houses developed cracks. The latest crisis comes close to the heels of subsidence of land in Joshimath. Apart from Bahuguna Nagar, several houses in the Upper Bazar ward of the town are also at risk. CM holds emergency meet An emergency cabinet meeting led by CM Pushkar Singh Dhami is being held here on Friday to discuss several important issues, including compensation, in view of the land subsidence crisis in Joshimath. Can Muslim girl marry man of her choice after puberty? OUR BUREAU NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to examine the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights' plea against the Punjab and Haryana High Court order that a Muslim girl can marry a person of her choice after attaining puber. ty A Bench of Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice P S Narasimha issued notice to the governHaryana ment and appointed senior advocate Rajsekhar Rao as an amicus curiae in the matter to assist the court. It held that the High Court judgment held as valid a Muslim girl aged 15 years can enter into a legal and valid marriage as per the law, personal Muslim should not be relied on as a precedent in any other case. AIR INDIA PEE-GATE CASE Woman urinated on her own seat, accused tells court NEW DELHI : Shankar Mishra, accused of urinating on a woman on board an Air India Flight from New York to New Delhi flight on Friday told a Delhi Court that he did not commit the offence and submitted that the complainant herself could have peed on her own seat. The accused through senior lawyer Ramesh Gupta com"The submitted, plainant woman's seat was blocked. It wasn't possible for him (Mishra) to go there. The woman has a problem of incontinence. She urinated on herself. She is a Kathak dancer, 80 per cent of kathak dancers RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 have this issue." Raising questions over the Delhi Police investigation, senior advocate Ramesh Gupta submitted that there must be someone else. "She herself urinated. The seating system was such that no one could go to her seat. The passenger sitting behind the complainant did not make any such complaint," he added. On this, Additional Sessions Judge Harjyot Singh Bhalla observed that "It is not impossible to go from one side of the flight to the other. , Sorry but I have travelled as well. Anybody from any row can come around and go to any seat." CONTD. ON P6 HATE SPEECHES IN DELHI: SC SEEKS REPORT IN 2 WEEKS NEET PG 2023 Cut -off date extended but MP students still out Shirdi-bound bus collides with truck in Nashik; 10 killed AGENCIES Mumbai/Nashik Ten persons were killed and at least 22 others injured - most of them workers of a packaging firm and their families - after a private tourist bus on way to the temple town of Shirdi collided with a truck in Maharashtra's Nashik district on Friday morning, police officials said. The impact of the crash was so powerful that both the vehicles were completely wrecked. While the front cabin of the truck was a mangled heap, the bus was virtually cut open along one side and reduced to a shell. Mehta submitted that the Muslim girls who are 14, 15 and 16 years old are getting married. Can you plead custom or personal law as defence against a criminal offence, he asked. CONTD. ON P6 KANJHAWALA CASE The case pertains to the gruesome January 1 incident in which 20-year-old Anjali Singh, who was riding a scooter, was found dead on the street after being allegedly hit and dragged for several kilometres by a car driven by five youths in Outer Delhi's Khanjawala area. "As approved by the competent au, thority a total of 11 Police- National Board Of Examinations In Medical Sciences (NBEMS), New Delhi, has extended cut -off date for NEET PG 2023 from March 31 to June 30. , But still MP Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Telangana state medical students are out as they will not be able to appear in NEET PG 2023. There are 1500 students to appear NEET PG 2023. MP's medical students internship will be completed by July 31 so they had demanded cut-off date July 31 or beyond it. Even Madhya Pradesh VishAyurvigyan wavidyalaya (Medical Science University), Jabalpur, had written requesting Ministry of Health and Family Welfare(MoHFW) for extension of examination as well as cut-off date. University had also mentioned that internship of MP medical students will be completed by July 31. As per new circular issued , on Friday the last date for submission of online applications is 27th January 2023 (Till 11:55 PM). CONTD. ON P6 NITENDRA SHARMA BHOPAL The MP government which is building religious places is going to undertake a major work towards this direction. The state government is ready to build the replica of Shardapeeth Temple in Omkareshwar. well-known The Shardapeedh Temple is in Kashmir Pak-occupied (PoK). The Kashmiri Pandits venerate the Shardapeeth where Adi Temple Shankaracharya also undertook penance. He also took part in a debate on religion at the temple. The Hindus revere this temple which is associated with the culture and heritage of Kashmir. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, flagged off the MV Ganga Vilas, the world's longest river cruise. He termed it an "amalgam" of the modern and the ancient and said that the cruise would open new vistas for tourists from across the world. Addressing the function vir, tually the Prime Minister said that the cruise will bring several tourist destinations on the world map and give a nev- this will also ensure a boost to the economy and offer self-employment opportunities for the youth. He said that the Ganga was not a mere river but a part of Indian heritage. Welcoming international tourists who will travel on the inaugural cruise, he hoped that they would have a lifetime experience. Meanwhile, a government spokesman said that the cruise will travel 3,200 km in 51 days. This five-star moving hotel has 18 suites with the capacity of 36 tourists. Apart from this, it has accommodation for 40 crew members. The modernist ship is 62 meters in length and 12 meters wide and requires a draft of 1.4 meters. It will take tourists across 27 river systems and will cruise through various prominent destinations. CONTD. ON P6 The centre for Advaita Vedanta and a statue of Shankaracharya are being built at Omkerashwar. They will come up on 85 acres for which a sum of Rs 2,141 crore is being spent. The Shardapeeth Temple is made of wood. Although there are plans to use modern technology to strengthen the temple at Omkareshwar, woods will be used to make it look like the original Shardapeeth Temple. It is happening for the first time in the country that a replica of Sharda Temple at PoK is being built somewhere. A design has been made on the grounds of the old of the pictures Shardapeeth Temple. The construction is going to start soon. CONTD. ON P6 Karni Sena member accused of using abusive words against CM held from Haryana OUR STAFF REPORTER email@example.com Hardik Singh (8) with Manpreet Singh (7) celebrates after scoring a goal against Spain in FIH Mens World Cup 2023, in Rourkela on Friday. India won 2-0. FSL submits blood sample report of accused persons to police The Forensic Science Laboratory on Friday handed over the blood sample report of the accused persons in the Kanjhawala case which will reveal if they were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, officials said. The FSL has also submitted the crime scene report to the police and will hand over the viscera report of the victim by Friday evening, they said. Anjali Singh was killed in the early hours of the New Year after her scooter was hit by a car which dragged her for 12-km from Sultanpuri to Kanjhawala in outer Delhi. Seven people have been arrested in connection with the accident. FSL, Rohini has handed over the blood sample report of the accused. It will reveal whether the accused had consumed alcohol the night the accident took place, a senior official said. men of Rohini District deployed enroute at PCRs and pickets have been suspended," the Delhi Police said. Notably, among the sus- pended police personnel, five were on two pickets and six personnel were on three PCRs who have been suspended. CONTD. ON P6 'India has everything you can imagine & much more than what you can imagine' to experience er-before tourists who can savour the food, culture, religious diversity and natural resources of . the country "India has everything you can imagine and much more than what you can imagine. India can only be experienced," he said. The Prime Minister said that this cruise will pave the way for more such cruises on budget and luxury categories. He said that there is a need to encourage water transport since Sunrise : 07.09 Sunset : 06.01 Kashmiri Pandits venerate this temple WORLD CUP: INDIA DOWN SPAIN PM MODI FLAGS OFF WORLD'S LONGEST CRUISE GANGA VILAS, TERMS IT 'AMALGAM' OF ANCIENT AND MODERN VARANASI 27.00c. 12.20c OUR STAFF REPORTER City.firstname.lastname@example.org 11 COPS SUSPENDED FOR NEGLIGENCE NEW DELHI: On the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) recommendation, the Delhi Police on Friday suspended 11 police personnel for their alleged negligence while being on duty, when the gruesome accident occurred in the city's Kanjhawala on January 1. WEATHER Govt to build replica of PoK’s Shardapeeth in Omkareshwar NEW DELHI: No palpable progress has been made by the Delhi Police in the investigation into cases of hate speeches made at religious assemblies in the national capital in 2021, the Supreme Court noted on Friday while seeking a report within two weeks from the police officer probing the matters. The incident pertained to December, 2021 and the FIR in the case was lodged on May 4, last year, the top court said, adding, “Why do you need five months for lodging an FIR? How many arrests have been made?" A bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice P S Narasimha asked Additional Solicitor General K M Nataraj to file an affidavit of the investigating officer of Delhi Police, giving details of the progress made so far. It was hearing a contempt petition by activist Tushar Gandhi, alleging inaction by Delhi and Uttarakhand police in the alleged hate speech cases. On November 11, last year, the bench had discharged the Uttarakhand govt and the police chief from a list of parties in the contempt plea. "We are inclined to entertain these writ petitions. Issue notice. Pending further orders, impugned judgment of the High Could shall not be relied upon as precedent," the Bench ruled. Solicitor general Tushar `3 QUALITY AT VALUE People aboard the world's longest river cruise MV Ganga Vilas after it was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Inset) during a ceremony, in Varanasi, on Friday A man who used abusive language against Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan during the agitation of Karni Sena fell into the hands of Piplani police, Bhopal. The cops picked him from Haryana on Frithe Nevertheless, . day Karni Sena said they had no connection with the arrested man. A four-day agitation, organised by Karni Sena in Bhopal, began on January 8 and concluded on January 11. The protesters were pressing for their 21-point charter of demands. During the agitation, a Sena member Okendra Rana, used abusive words against the CM and uploaded his statement on his social media account. The accused, however, said he was not scared of any punishment and that an FIR against him would be just like a reward. Police station in-charge, Ajay Nair, said the police had registered a case against him under sections 294, 153-A and 34 of the IPC. The police left for Haryana on Thursday morning and arrested him from his residence in the Bhiwani area of Haryana at night. He will be brought to Bhopal. committee Working president of Bhopal unit of the Kar ni Sena, Yogendra Singh Devda, said the accused had not been invited to the agitation. He himself came and joined the protesters. The Karni Sena does promote such an unruly behaviour, he said. Cruise ride to cost Rs 50-55L/person VARANASI: Vegetarian Indian cuisine, assorted nonalcoholic beverages, a spa and doctors on call are some of the features of the world's longest luxury river cruise MV Ganga Vilas. The 51-day luxury journey covering five Indian states, and Bangladesh will cost Rs 50-55 lakh per passenger. However, one will have to wait for more than a year to get a suite in the luxury ship, which will cruise across 17 river systems as it is fully booked till March 2024.