FREE PRESS The publishers permit sharing of the e-paper's pdf on WhatsApp and other social media platforms VOL. 13 NO. 93 | BHOPAL | SATURDAY | SEPTEMBER 16, 2023 | PAGES 14 `3 - r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; RED each of Bargi,Tawa dams opened ALERT FOR RAIN 13 gates EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE NATION 'ROHIT SHARMA ALWAYS HAD A FIGHTING SPIRIT' Pg-12 BHOPAL EXPERIENCES rain throughout day RED ALERT issued for many districts OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL/Narmadapuram Heavy rains continued in most of the districts of state on Friday It led to rise . in water-level in dams. Thirteen sluice gates of Bargi dam were opened in Jabalpur district till the evening. Similarly, 13 Tawa dam gates were opened in Narmadapuram district and 3 lakh cusecs of water was released. Assistant Engineer (AE) Ajay Sure of Bargi Dam said, "Earlier, 7 sluice gates were opened but by the evening we were forced to open 6 more due to heavy rainfall." Bhopal experienced rainfall throughout the day and it was for the first time in cur- rent season the state capital experienced rains whole day . Most of the city roads were water-logged. In last 24 hours, Balaghat recorded 243mm while Khargone recorded 180mm. Seoni recoded 175mm rainfall INDIA bloc against Hindus, Sanatan Dharma: Nirmala ONLINE REPORT/ NEW DELHI News Brief India OKs 12 Su-MKI at Rs 11K-crore NEW DELHI: The Defence Ministry on Friday approved the proposal for the procurement of 12 Su30MKIs for the Indian Air Force (IAF) which would be manufactured in India by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The Rs 11,000 crores project would include the aircraft and related ground systems. The aircraft would include more than 60 per cent indigenous content as per the requirement. These would be the most modern Su-30 MKI aircraft of the IAF equipped with multiple Indian weapons and sensors, the Defence officials said. SC extends protection of EGI NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday termed the complaint against the Editors Guild of India (EGI) and its four members a "counter-narrative of the government" and asked as to how the offence of promoting enmity between different groups was made out against the journalists' body which merely gave a report at Army's request. While extending the protection from coercive action to the EGI members by two more weeks, a bench of Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and justices J B Pardiwala and Manoj Misra sought the response of the complainant and said it will examine the complaint which formed the basis of the FIRs against them. CWC meet in Hyd NEW DELHI: Ahead of a 2day meeting of Congress Working Committee (CWC) in Hyderabad, party gen secy K C Venugopal exuded confidence that the party will win all Assembly elections in 5 states this year, including T elangana. He said that the first CWC meeting after its constitution will be held in Hyderabad on Saturday followed by an extended meeting there on Sunday. The DMK and Opposition alliance INDIA are against Hindus and Sanatan Dharma, said Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday She . flayed the provocative comments made by DMK leader Udhayanidhi Stalin, who blamed Sanatan Dharma for promoting division and discrimination among people and said it should be Focus on Sanatan dharma instead of Hindutva, Modi to partymen The BJP has decided to adopt the 'Sanatan Dharma' in the Lok Sabha polls and Assembly elections in 5 states in place of the Hindutva it has been using since its inception. A verbal directive has gone down the line to the lowest organization functionaries that the party wants its cadres to use Sanatan in place of Hindutva, in their communication and speeches, the party sources said. The Congress and all other allies in INDIA bloc have distanced from DMK's stand to assert that they are against the BJP brand of Hindutva and they believe in all religions in the country grow. While PM Modi had exhorted party cadres and citizens to defeat “nefarious designs of Ghamandia alliance” eradicated. Targetting the Congress directly, Sitharaman claimed that the grand INDIA seat-sharing: Question mark still lies over Bengal ONLINE REPORT NEW DELHI The INDIA alliance is moving closer to a national seatsharing agreement amenable to all 28 members of the bloc, sources said as the clock ticks down to one of the most crucial elections in the country's history A final decision is likely . by the end of this month. The push to conclude these talks as early as possible come from concerns the BJP may try to preempt the Opposition's efforts at unification by calling for an early election. A deal - between over two dozen parties that have squabbled, made-up and squabbled again with each other over the past several elections - has been a big talking point since the bloc was formed. The focus will be on 'one- on-one' contests, i.e., picking one INDIA candidate from the party with the best chance of defeating the BJP - for each seat, and counting on the others' full support on the campaign trail. The idea is simple - stem the di- Focus will be on 'one-onone' contests, i.e., picking one INDIA candidate from the party with the best chance of defeating BJP- for each seat and counting on others' full support on the campaign vision, or fracturing, of votes. In some states agreements may be easy - for example in Maharashtra, where Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena UBT are already allies. CONTD. ON P6 old party supports groups that want to "break India". CONTD. ON P6 PM to inaugurate YashoBhoomi on Sunday NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first phase of India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC), named YashoBhoomi, in Dwarka and also the extension of Delhi Airport Metro Express line from Dwarka Sector 21 to a new metro station at Dwarka Sector 25 on Sunday . Noting that it is Modi's vision of having a world class infrastructure for hosting meetings, conferences and exhibitions in the country of, ficials said the operationalisation of YashoBhoomi at Dwarka will be a big boost to the exercise. With a total project area of over 8.9 lakh sq m and total built up area of more than 1.8 lakh sq m, it will find its place among the world's largest MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions) facilities, they said. Now, Nitish Kumar's minister compares Ramcharitmanas to potassium cyanide PATNA: Education Minister in the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government, Chandra Shekhar, has stoked a fresh controversy by drawing a parallel between pernicious 'potassium cyanide' and ancient scriptures like the Ramcharitmanas. Chandra Shekhar of RJD made the remarks while addressing an event on the occasion of Hindi Diwas on Thursday, the video of which went viral on social media. “It is not just my view but even great Hindi writer Nagarjuna and socialist Ram Manohar Lohia have said that the Ramcharitmanas contains many regressive thoughts. There are many great things in scriptures, but if at a feast 55 dishes are served with a sprinkling of potassium cyanide, the food is rendered unfit for consumption, will you eat it? So my objection is there and will be there for the rest of my life.,” asserted the Minister whose similar remarks had stirred a controversy earlier this year. He alleged that his remarks regarding caste discrimination have evoked abuse and nobody had any problems when RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat expressed similar concerns. CONTD. ON P6 Infosys only Indian firm on TIME World's 100 best Cos list T giant Ltd is the only IndiIanlist of Infosysfind aBest Companies company to place in the top 100 the World's of 2023, compiled by TIME Magazine and online data platform Statista. Infosys was placed at the 64th spot in a list that was topped by tech companies like Microsoft, Apple, Alphabet (the company that owns Google) and Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook). TIME and Statista named a total of 750 companies changing the world in a new statistical ranking, throwing some light on the world econom- ic order. The rankings were based on a formula of revenue growth, employee satisfaction surveys, and rigorous environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG, or sus- tainability) data. The rankings showed that fast-moving tech and business services companies were unseating the manufacturers and consumer goods companies that once drove the global economy. “Tech companies performed well… in part because their carbon emissions are so much lower than other types of companies with significant physical footprints like airlines, hotels, or big manufacturers…,” TIME said on its website. t added CONTD. ON P6 QUALITY AT VALUE 25.60c. 22.60c Sunrise : 06.13 Sunset : 06.32 FPJ: www.freepressjournal.in for 24x7 updates TROLLING DAD Pg-14 AFTER MLA’S ARREST, INTERNET SUSPENSION IS BACK IN NUH while Anuppur recorded 118mm and Mandla recorded 140mm while Barghat and Paraswada recorded heavy rainfall in the range of 243242 mm. Meanwhile, a red Alert has been issued for torrential rains for districts like Chhindwara, Seoni, Raisen, Naramadapuram, Betul, Harda, Burhanpur, and Khargone. Orange alert for heavy to very heavy rain has been issued in districts like Jabalpur, Narsinghpur, Mandla, Balaghat, Sagar, Tikamgarh, Niwari, Vidisha, Sehore, Bhopal, Rajgarh, Khandwa, Badwani, Alirajpur, Jhabua, Dhar, Indore, Ratlam, Ujjain, Dewas, Shajapur, Mandsaur and Agar. CONTD. ON P6 r RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 WEATHER FP SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE Haryana minister Sandeep Singh gets anticipatory bail RAJESH MOUDGIL Chandigarh: A Chandigarh court on Friday granted anticipatory bail to the Haryana minister Sandeep Singh in an alleged molestation case registered against him last year on the complaint of a woman junior athletics coach. The court also directed the minister to furnish bail bonds amounting to Rs 1 lakh with one surety before the court of additional chief judicial magistrate, Chandigarh, in the next 10 days. A former captain of the Indian hockey team, Singh, 37, was booked by the Chandigarh police on December 31, 2022, on the complaint of a junior woman coach. CONTD. ON P6 ED conducts searches linked to Mahadev App in Bhopal OUR STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org In a major crackdown, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has unearthed a case of embezzlement of crores through illegal betting website and seized Rs 417 crore from the accused. During investigation, the ED conducted searches against the money laundering network linked to Mahadev App in Kolkata, Bhopal, Mumbai and seized a large amount of money along with incriminating documents. In Bhopal, the Central agency conducted searches on M/s Rapid Travels of Dheeraj Ahuja and Vishal Ahuja. This entity was responsible for ticketing operations of Mahadev App promot- PROMOTERS RUNNING BUSINESS FROM DUBAI ED's investigation into the matter has revealed that Sourabh Chandrakar and Ravi Uppal of Bhilai are the main promoters of Mahadev Online Book and are running their operations from Dubai. In February 2023, Sourabh got married at RAK, UAE and for this marriage ceremony, the promoters of Mahadev App spent around Rs 200 crore in cash. Private jets were hired to ferry family members from Nagpur to the UAE. Celebrities were hired to perform in the marriage. Wedding planners, dancers, decorators etc were hired from Mumbai and hawala channels were used to make payments. The recent searches were made in connection to the marriage and its payment. ers, family, business associates and even for the celebrities who were endorsing betting websites like fairplay.com, reddy anna App, Mahadev App. According to officials, the illicit cash earnings from the betting panels were cleverly deposited by Ahuja brothers with main ticket Wrong to say collegium has no factual data to evaluate judges for appointment in SC: CJI AGENCIES New Delhi Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud Friday asserted it was wrong to say that the Supreme Court collegium has no factual data to evaluate the candidates being considered for appointment as judges of the top court and high courts. Delivering the Ram Jethmalani Memorial Lecture, the CJI said the collegium has prepared a broad plat- form where it has assessed top 50 judges of country for consideration as apex court judges. "Our aim is to lay down objective parameters for selection of judges for Supreme Court, High Courts," Chandrachud said. The CJI said his goal has been to institutionalise courts and move away from an ad hoc model of operation. "Too often individuals come and lay down ideas only to be forgotten when they pass on the baton to the next person. Institutionalising courts enhances transparency and accountability," he said. providers, and the wallet balance was used to book domestic & international tickets. M/s Rapid Travels was involved in making travel arrangements for most events of Mahadev group including the annual star-studded events organized in the UAE in September. SOREN'S HEARING ON MONDAY NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday fixed Sept 18 for hearing the plea filed by Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren against summons issued by the ED to him in connection with a PMLA case. Justices Aniruddha Bose and Bela M Trivedi acceded to the request made by the counsel appearing on Soren’s behalf seeking adjournment till Monday Advocate Zoheb . Hossain, representing ED, told the bench that similar pleas challenging the vires of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 are already pending for consideration before the top court.