FREE PRESS The publishers permit sharing of the e-paper's pdf on WhatsApp and other social media platforms AVOL. 13 NO. 100 | BHOPAL | SATURDAY | SEPTEMBER 23, 2023 | PAGES 16 `3 - r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE NATION r RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 QUALITY AT VALUE WEATHER FP 22.60c. 22.00c Sunrise : 06.14 Sunset : 06.27 FPJ: www.freepressjournal.in for 24x7 updates Bidhuri remarks row: Danish calls it hate speech 'I AM NOT A MAN OF TATTOOS' Pg-16 SAYS COULD quit House if action not taken; OPPN RALLIES behind BSP MP 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 T ejasvi Yadav in a case related to an alleged land-for-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. Saanatan row: SC notice to Stalin Jr NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government and DMK leader Udhayanidhi Stalin for his remarks on "Sanatan Dharma" as diseases like dengu and malaria.Notices were also issued to MPs A raja, Thirumavalavan and Su Venkatesan, as also Tamil Nadu DGP Greater , Chennai police commissioner, union home secretary and others.After several FIRs were filed against him, Udhayanidhi had said that he will face all cases legally. 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 PM GIVES CREDIT TO STABLE GOVT WITH STRONG MAJORITY 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 BIDHURI'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". Congress strongly condemned Bidhuri's objectionable remarks against Ali and demanded his immediate suspension from the House. Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said the apology offered by Rajnath Singh was a "mere eyewash" and not acceptable. OCA TAKES up visa denial matter with Beijing INDORE On the occasion of World Car Free Day, Indore observed No Car Day on Friday with Municipal Corporation Mayor Pushyamitra Bhargava, Police Commissioner Makrand Deuskar 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. CONTD. ON P6 Arunachal inalienable part of India: Rijiju 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 (OCA) is actively pursuing the matter with the China. The 3 wushu players from Arunachal- Nyeman Wang- 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 Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) -- the sports governing body for the Asian Games -- said that the Indian athletes have been granted a visa to enter China and that Beijing has not refused any visa. 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 SC refuses survey of Mathura Idgah 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 premises in Mathura to determine whether it was built on a pre-existing Hindu temple. A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Sudhanshu Dhulia noted that the High Court is yet to decide on the application under Order 26 Rule 11 of the Civil Procedure Code 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 order 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. CONTD. ON P6 INDIA BEAT OZ BY 5 WKTS KL Rahul, Shami and Jadeja celebrate the wicket of Australian batter Green during the first ODI cricket match between India and Australia, in Mohali, on Friday Indore observes ‘No Car Day’ MAYOR BHARGAV puts focus on utility of public transport This is the first time such unparliamentary language has been used against an elected MP. I couldn’t sleep, my soul was shaken. If an elected MP is facing this situation, what would happen to the common man. DANISH ALI Thakur cancels trip after China denies entry to sportspersons CONG SAYS REMARKS 'INSULT TO COUNTRY' 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. MILD ON EMOTIONS, CLICHÉ CLIMAX Pg-14 and Collector Ilaiya Raja travelling on two-wheelers and other modes of public transport. Taking to X (former Twitter), Mayor Bhargava said, "As a meaningful initiative for environmental protection, today our Indore is saying 'no' to cars and using public transport along with two-wheelers under the 'No Car Day' campaign. Joining this campaign of environmental protection and public awareness, today reached Rajwada on a two-wheeler and offered prayers to Mata Ahilya Devi and wished everyone happiness and prosperity." On the occasion, the Mayor further appealed to the people to avoid using cars so that the No Car Day campaign could prove to be effective. "I also have a humble request to all of you that today instead of using your car, you should use alternative means, so that our No Car Day campaign can prove its worth," he said. According to the UNEP , every year on or around September 22, cities across the globe celebrate World CarFree Day encouraging mo, torists to give up their cars for a day . CONTD. ON P6 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 Pradesh who were to participate in the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou," he said. su, Onilu Tega and Mepung Lamgu -- have been denied accreditation, which also works as visa, for the Asian Games that officially gets underway on Saturday . CONTD. ON P6 India's link to Sikh's killing based on human, surveillance intelligence TORONTO The allegation of India's involvement in the killing of a Sikh Canadian is based on surveillance of Indian diplomats in Canada, including intelligence provided by a major ally, a Canadian official familiar with the matter has told The Associated Press. The official said on Thursday that the communications involved Indian officials and Indian diplomats in Canada and that some of the intelligence was provided by a member of the "Five Eyes" intelligence-sharing alliance, which in addition to Canada includes the US, Britain, Australia and New Zealand. CONTD. ON P6 Four killed as truck rams parked vehicle in Jabalpur ACCIDENT took place near toll plaza OUR STAFF REPORTER email@example.com 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 stationary 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. All of them were standing near the stationary vehicle. The two trucks, which were going to Katni, have been impounded," She said.