FREE PRESS - VOL. XXXIX NO. 222 | INDORE | MONDAY | JANUARY 16, 2023 | PAGES 14 Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; 68 killed in Nepal plane crash WWW.FREEPRESSJOURNAL.IN EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE EDIT BUDGET AND ELECTORAL SIGNALLING FOR 24X7 UPDATES PTI / KATHMANDU 5 Indians passengers on board were killed Major air crashes since 2020 2023: Jan 15: A Nepalese passenger plane with 72 people onboard crashed while landing at the Pokhara airport. 2022: May 30: A Tara Air DHC-6 Twin Otter crashed in the Mustang region of Nepal, killing all 22 people on board. March 21: A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane crashed in Guangxi, China, leading to the death of all 133 people on board. 2021: Jan 9: A Boeing 737 crashed into the Java Sea. All 62 people on board were killed. Rescuers inspect the site where the Yeti Airlines flight crashed into the river gorge while landing at the recently opened airport at Pokhara on Sunday PIC: AFP been recovered from the crash site,” an official of the search and rescue coordination committee of CAAN said. CONTD. ON P6 2020: August 7: An aircraft of Air India with 186 people on board crashed at the Kozhikode International airport, killing 21 people. May 22: A PIA Airbus A320 carrying 91 passengers and eight crew members, crashed in Karachi. As many as 97 people died. Opposition against remote voting machine: Digvijaya News Brief SC to hear plea on Joshimath subsidence today NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Monday a plea seeking the court's intervention to declare the crisis in Joshimath as a national disaster. According to the cause list of January 16 uploaded on the apex court website, a bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justices P S Narasimha and J B Pardiwala would hear the petition filed by Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati. AGENCIES New Delhi Congress on Sunday called an all-party meeting to discuss Remote Voting Machines (RVM) and all the political parties unanimously opposed the proposal of RVM by the Election Commission of India (ECI). The meeting was held a day ahead of the national parties' Election Commission meeting. Congress leader Digvijaya Singh chaired the meeting. Addressing a press conference, Digvijay Singh said, "We are extremely grateful to all the political parties who have responded to our requests to meet and discuss about the proposal of the ECI on the re- mote voting machine. The political parties which attended were JDU, Shiv Sena, National Conference, CPI-M, JMM, RJD, PDP, VCK, RUML, and Kapil Sibal. NCP and SP have conveyed their views to me." "The overall view of all politi, cal parties who attended today unanimously opposed the proposal of Remote Voting Machine because it is still very sketchy the proposal , is not concrete. There are huge political anomalies and problems in the proposal. The definition of migrant labour and the numbers of migrant labour are all not very clear. We have unanimously made up our minds to oppose the proposal of RVM," said Singh. CONTD. ON P6 INDIA THUMP LANKA TO CREATE ODI HISTORY WC: India hold England goalless ROURKELA : India played out a goalless draw against England in an entertaining pool match to remain in contention for a direct quarterfinal berth in the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup here on Sunday. In an evenly contested Pool D match, both the sides failed to score despite getting ample chances to force a result at the jampacked Birsa Munda Stadium. ‘Oppn playing politics over Mahadayi issue’ PANAJI: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday said his government has put up a formidable stand in the Supreme Court in the Mahadayi river water dispute against Karnataka and slammed the opposition parties for "playing politics" on the issue.His statement comes a day before opposition parties are scheduled to hold a public meeting in Sakhalim, the CM's Assembly seat. CBI trying to frame me in Excise case: Sisodia NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisoida on Sunday alleged that the CBI was trying to "maliciously" frame him and seized his computer to falsely implicate him in the Delhi Excise Policy case. Gill celebrates his ton with Kohli in the 3rd ODI between India and Lanka in Thiruvananthapuram India's response to China was strong and firm: Jaishankar CHENNAI: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday highlighted India's 'strong and firm' counter-response to China, which tried to unilaterally change the status quo on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in May 2020, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and more recently in the Tawang sector of Arunachal Pradesh in December, last year. Speaking at the Tughlaq's 53rd Annual Day Function, the External Affairs minister said, "On the Northern borders, China is seeking to change the status quo by bringing large forces, violating our agreements. Despite Covid, remember, this happened in May 2020. Our counter-response was strong and firm." He said the Indian forces deployed along the border were continuing to safeguard the frontiers in the most extreme and harshest weather conditions. "These troops deployed in thousands, safeguard our frontiers in the most extreme terrain and harshest weather," he added. on Expanding why India mattered more to the world now, Jaishankar said the world saw in India's response to China that it is "a nation that will not be coerced and will do what it takes to ensure its national security". He also emphasized the geo-political significance and geo-strategic location of India. CONTD. ON P6 Strong defence posture being maintained at LAC, says Army Chief BENGALURU: The Indian army is maintaining a strong defence posture along the LAC, and is ready to deal with any contingency, COAS General Manoj Pande said on Sunday. In his address at the Army Day celebrations here, he said the northern border region has been peaceful and steps have been taken to maintain peace through established protocol and existing mechanism. Referring to the situation along the western border, he said the ceasefire continues at LOC and there has been a substantial reduction in violations. 'Govt wants to capture last citadel of freedom' Sibal: Assault on higher judiciary 'ill-advised' NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha MP and former law minister Kapil Sibal on Sunday accused the government of attempting to "capture" the judiciary and said it was trying its best to create a situation in which the NJAC in "an- AT HERBALIFE, OUR FOCUS IS ON HOLISTIC WELLNESS: AJAY KHANNA Pg-12 SHOCKING STATISTICS At least 68 people, including the five Indians on board, were killed when a Nepalese passenger plane with 72 people, crashed into a river gorge while landing at the newly-opened airport in central Nepal's resort city of Pokhara on Sunday in the country's deadliest plane crash in more than 30 years. The Yeti Airlines 9N-ANC ATR72 aircraft took off from Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport at 10:33 am and crashed on the bank of the Seti River between the old airport and the new airport minutes before landing, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN). A total of 68 passengers, including 25 women, and four crew members were on board the aircraft. “So far, bodies of 68 people have other avatar" may be tested in the Supreme Court once again. Sibal, asserted the basic structure doctrine as enunciated in the Kesavananda Bharati verdict was very important in current times and dared the government to openly say if that is flawed. He claimed the government has not adjusted to the fact that it does not have the final word on appointments in higher judiciary and resents it. "They are trying their RNI No. 38281/83 best to create a situation in which the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) in yet another avatar may be tested in the once Court Supreme again," Sibal told PTI in an interview. His remarks come days after Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, who is also the Rajya Sabha chairman, again criticised the scrapping of the NJAC Act by the apex court. Dhankhar had also questioned the land- mark 1973 Kesavananda Bharati case verdict, saying it set a wrong precedent and that he disagrees with the SC ruling that Parliament can amend the Constitution but not its basic structure. The NJAC Act, which sought to overturn the collegium system of appointing Supreme Court and high court judges, was struck down by the top court in 2015 which described it as unconstitutional. CONTD. ON P6 BODIES FOUND Bodies of 3BEDIA (Sanawad):FLOATING 28-year-old woman and her two toddlers were found floating in a well at Bediya village of Barwaha tehsil in Khargone district. According to information, deceased identified as Komal Bai, who allegedly jumped into the well with two of her sons. Locals claimed that the deceased upset with her husband Baliram's as there was frequent argument between them over his addiction. On getting the information, local police rushed to the spot and fished out the bodies. SI Shakuntala Dodwe said that cops were probing others aspects too. Bodies were sent for post-mortem. Baliram is out of the police reach. `3 QUALITY AT VALUE WEATHER 21.40c. 15.00c Sunrise : 07.10 Sunset : 06.03 GIS was global in real terms, says Chouhan OUR STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Global Investors' Summit (GIS), which took place in Indore on January 11-12, was global in real terms. It was attended by representatives and business leaders from 84 countries. Now, the entire world knows Madhya Pradesh. He was discussing with ministers including Finance Minister Jagdish Dewda and senior officers over the investment proposals which came during the GIC-2023 at the CM House . on Sunday Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains joined the . meeting virtually The CM said it was for the first time that sentiments of investment came forward at large scale. Congratulating the senior officers and their squad for successfully or- CM anguished over use of abusive language against him, forgives them hief minister Singh Chouhan Ctweeted and Shivrajused abusive forgave those Karni Sena activists who had language towards him and his mother during their agitation in Bhopal in last week. Members of Karni Sena had organised a four-day agitation in Bhopal from January 8 to press for their 21point charter of demands. A video went viral on social media, in which a few Karni Sena activists were seen using abusive language against the CM and also against his mother. On Sunday, Chouhan in a Twitter post expressed distress over the incident. "Recently, indecent language was used during an agitation. People have right to criticise the Chief Minister but use of indecent language for my mother who passed away years ago in my childhood has disturbed me," the CM tweeted. He said an apology has been sought in this matter. "I also pray to my mother, wherever she is, to forgive these children. I have no grudge against them now. You all are our own and if someone of our own commits mistake then they cannot be separated," he said. ganizing the Global Investors Summit, he said solid strategy would be adopted to realise the investment proposals which came during the summit and termed the summit as 3 killed, 49 injured as bus overturns SANAWAD: Three persons were killed and 49 others injured when a passenger bus in which they were travelling from Indore to Khandwa went off the road and overturned near Barwaha village of Khargone district. The accident took place around 11 am on Sunday and those who were killed includes woman. As many 12 persons were seriously injured in the accident and were referred to Indore while remaining 37 were taken to Civil Hospital, Sanawad. Police said that the accident took place after bus driver failed to negotiate the speed of the bus after a failed attempt to overtake one car. Meanwhile, police registered case into the mat(MORE DETAILS ON PAGE 2) ter and began investigation. MP's of sun rising progress. Such kind of enthusiasm was not seen before this and benefit of this enthusiastic atmosphere will be taken. CONTD. ON P6 Ramcharitmanas row: Chirag seeks Bihar min's removal BIHAR: LJP leader Chirag Paswan on Sunday condemned Bihar minister stateChandrashekhar's ment on Ramcharitmanas and called for his immediate removal. Chandrashekhar on Wednesday stoked a controversy by claiming that Ramcharitmanas, an epic Hindu religious book based on the Ramayana, "spreads hatred in society".