FREE PRESS The publishers permit sharing of the e-paper's pdf on WhatsApp and other social media platforms VOL. XXXX NO. 106 | INDORE | SATURDAY | SEPTEMBER 23, 2023 | PAGES 16 - `3 r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE JUST (IN) NOT READY NO PROOF, JUST KNOTS EDIT 'I AM NOT A MAN OF TATTOOS' Pg-16 FP NEWS SERVICE / OTTAWA Unmindful of the egg on its face, the Canadian government has made another claim through unnamed sources that they have both human and signals intelligence to buttress the charge about Indian agents conducting a ‘hit job.’ These sources told CBC News that the intelligence includes communications between Indian officials themselves, including diplomats present in Canada. Interestingly, the intelligence did not emanate exclusively from Canada. Some of INDIA’S SOCIAL FABRIC IS BEING EATEN INTO Govt sources tell CBC News they have human and signals intelligence, some of which were passed on by an ally it was provided by an unnamed ally in the Five Eyes intelligence alliance, which includes the US, Britain, Australia and New Zealand, in addition to Canada, it is claimed, giving a twist to the entire controversy . The US government has not confirmed or denied that it was the Five Eyes ally providing some of the signals intelligence. But National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told reporters at a White House news conference that the United States has been in frequent contact with Canada on this issue. “I'm not going to get into the substance of private diplomatic conversations, but we are in constant contact with our Canadian counterparts. We are consulting them closely We sup. port the efforts that they are undertaking in this investigation and we have also been in touch with the Indian government as well,” he said. Sources told CBC News that Canadian officials visited India on several occasions seeking co-operation in the investigation of Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s death. It is contended that whatever the public posturing no Indian official denied the allegation behind closed doors. CONTD. ON P6 INDORE OBSERVES ‘NO CAR DAY’ City observed NO CAR DAY on Friday with Mayor Pushyamitra Bhargava, PC Makrand Deuskar and Collector Ilaiya Raja travelling on 2-wheelers and public transport. Bhargava said, "As a meaningful initiative for environmental protection, Indore said 'no' to cars" News Brief Land-for-job scam: Court summons Lalu, Rabri, Tejasvi NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Friday summoned RJD chief Lalu Prasad, his wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi, and their son and current Deputy Chief Minister of the state Tejasvi Yadav in a case related to an alleged landfor-job scam in the railways. Special Judge Geetanjali Goel took cognisance of the charge sheet filed against them and other accused, and said the evidence "prima facie" showed commission of various offences, including corruption, criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery. Nath asked to file case against Himanta GUWAHATI: The Assam Congress has written to his Madhya Pradesh counterpart Kamal Nath to file a police complaint against Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of the northeastern state, for allegedly making hate speeches involving the party's MP and former party president Sonia Gandhi. SC: Marital rape hearing on mid-Oct NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday said it would list pleas on the issue of marital rape for hearing in mid-October. The pleas raise the legal question of whether a husband enjoys immunity from prosecution for the offence of rape if he forces his wife, who is not a minor, to have sex. A bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandarchud and Justices J B Pardiwala and Manoj Misra took note of the submissions of lawyer Karuna Nundy that the pleas needed to be heard. No coercive action against Abhishe: HC KOLKATA : The Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the ED not to take coercive steps against senior Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee in connection with its probe into the school jobs scam in West Bengal. Bidhuri remarks: Ali calls it hate speech SAYS COULD quit House if action not taken; OPPN RALLIES behind BSP LS memeber NEW DELHI: The outrage over BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri's derogatory remarks in Lok Sabha against BSP's Danish Ali mounted on Friday with INDIA bloc parties rallying behind Ali who demanded that the matter be referred to the privileges committee and asserted that if action is not taken, he could consider quitting the membership of the House. With the BJP MP facing flak from various quarters, the BJP issued a show cause notice to Bidhuri for his use of objectionable words against. AKHILESH DEMANDS 'LIFETIME BAN' Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday condemned the derogatory remarks aimed at BSP MP Danish Ali by the BJP's Ramesh Bidhuri in the Lok Sabha, saying that this called for the lawmaker's prosecution and a "lifetime ban". RAJNATH REGRETS HATE SPEECH BY BIDHURI The remarks were expunged from Parliamentary records and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh immediately expressed regret for Bidhuri’s behaviour in the House. CPI(M) DEMANDS BJP MP'S ARREST The CPI(M) demanded arrest of Bidhuri for "hate speech" against Ali. The CPI(M) said the words used by Bidhuri fall in the category of "hate speech".the words used by Bidhuri fall in the category of "hate speech". Ali in Lok Sabha during a discussion on the Chandrayaan mission's success on Thursday Amid calls by . several opposition parties for Bidhuri's suspension from Lok Sabha, Speaker Om Birla took "serious note" of Bidhuri's comments and warned him of "strict ac- Govt issues order to provide Rs 1,250 under Ladli Behna OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL: The state government issued order to provide Rs 1250 in place of Rs 1,000 under the Mukyamantri Ladli Behna scheme. Sometime back the state government had announced to increase the amount under the Scheme and now the order in this effect was issued by the Women and Child Development Department. Unmarried women to be added: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that unmarried women (above 21 years) will also get the benefit of Ladli Behna Yojana. Their names will be added in the scheme. He made this announcement during the Jan Ashirwad Yatra in Jabalpur on Friday evening. He added that there are many women who have not got married and now, their names will also be added under the Scheme. Talking about the historic decision of providing education of medical and engineering in Hindi language, he said that Class 12 exam were held simultaneously in Private and Government Schools but it was seen that students of private schools, who used to get selected more in the NEET exam. To provide a fair chance to the students of poor people and those studying in government schools, he decided that two merit lists (of NEET) will be prepared-first will be of private schools and others and the second list will be of government school students. Now the poor students can also become doctors. CONTD. ON P6 tion" if such behaviour is repeated in the future. Several opposition parties rallied behind Ali with Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and party general secretary K C Venugopal visiting the BSP leader and expressing solidarity with him. CONTD. ON P6 4 die as truck hits vehicle in Jabalpur OUR STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org Four persons died and one was injured after a truck rammed into a stationary lorry in Jabalpur police said on Friday . Sithora area sub-divisional officer of police Parul Sharma said that the incident took place in the early hours of the day near a toll plaza in Mohtra area under Gosalpur police station limits, some 32 kilometres from the district headquarters. The officer added that the deceased have been identified as Prakash Burman and Sandeep Upadhyaya, the driver and cleaner, respectively of the sta, tionary truck, and their friends Sandeep Burman and Shivam Kushwaha. "Two persons died on the spot and the other two while being shifted to hospital. The injured person, Pawan Kushwaha, has been hospitalised. CONTD. ON P6 Thakur cancels trip after China denies entry to sportspersons NEW DELHI/HANGZHOU Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday cancelled his upcoming visit to Hangzhou for the Asian Games as a mark of protest against China's decision to deny visas to 3 Indian wushu players from Arunachal while the Olympic Council of Asia's CHINA DEFENDS STAPLE VISAS TO PLAYERS As the India reacted strongly to China issuing stapled visas instead of proper accreditations to 3 wushu players, an Olympic official from China defended his country saying it has the right to give different visas to different people. Visas refused by athletes: OCA ethics panel Wei Jizhong, chairman of the ethics panel of the OCA said that the Indian athletes have been granted a visa to enter China and that Beijing has not refused any visa. (OCA) is actively pursuing the matter with the China. The 3 players Nyeman Wangsu, Onilu Tega and Mepung Lamgu -- have been denied accreditation, which works as visa, for the Asiad . CONTD. ON P6 Arunachal inalienable part of India: Rijiju Union minister Kiren Rijiju strongly condemned the denial of visa by China to Wushu athletes from Arunachal, saying the NE state is not a disputed territory but an inalienable part of India. "I strongly condemn this act by China to deny visas to our Wushu athletes from Arunachal who were to participate in the Asiad. r RNI No. 38281/83 QUALITY AT VALUE WEATHER FP 22.60c. 22.00c Sunrise : 06.14 Sunset : 06.27 FPJ: www.freepressjournal.in for 24x7 updates MILD ON EMOTIONS, CLICHÉ CLIMAX Pg-14 Biden caught on two stools R-DAY INVITE SHANKAR RAJ / WASHINGTON Caught between a rock and a hard place, US President Joe Biden is in a quandary over accepting the invite extended by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the Republic Day parade as the chief guest. Analysts in the know of the White House say that Biden may not immediately accept the invite in view of ‘Trudeau Gate.’ The invite was extended to him at the recent G20 summit before the row erupted between New Delhi and Ottawa. CONTD. ON P6 SC refuses survey IMC opts for Bharat of Mathura Idgah instead of India NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Friday refused to entertain a plea by 'Shri Krishna Janambhoomi Mukti Nirman Trust' seeking a scientific survey of the Janmabhoomi-Shahi Idgah mosque in Mathura to determine whether it was built on a pre-existing Hindu temple. Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Sudhanshu Dhulia noted that the HC is yet to decide on the application under Order 26 Rule 11 of the CPC which relates to the appointment of commissioners. The SC rejected an appeal challenging a July 10 decision of the Allahabad HC which had also dismissed the plea finding no error or illegality in the or- der of a Mathura civil judge who had decided to first hear the issue of maintainability of the suit as raised by management committee of the mosque. The Trust challenged an order of the Allahabad HC which dismissed its plea to direct the Mathura civil judge to decide its application for a scientific survey of Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Idgah mosque premises first before deciding the objections raised against the suit. "It cannot be said the trial court did not have jurisdiction to pass the order. That being the position it cannot be urged that the HC alone should have exercised revisionary jurisdiction after transfer. CONTD. ON P6 OUR STAFF REPORTER Indore The Indore Municipal Corporation has decided that from now on it will use Bharat instead of India in all its official work. The proposal was passed during the MiC meeting held on Friday. The final approval would be given by the council. Mayor Pushyamitra Bhargav, while discussing the use of Bharat in place of India said Bharat is the historical name of our country and even Article 1 of the Constitution says “India that is Bharat….” Using the word Bharat will also engender a feeling of patriotism and nationalism among the people, the mayor said. He also said that the Nari Shakti Vandan Act passed by Parliament giving 33 per cent reservation to women in Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies will give unprecedented impetus to women-led development and respect for women will increase. He further said that this was a historic step which would further promote women's empowerment and increase women's participation in politics.