FREE PRESS The publishers permit sharing of the e-paper's pdf on WhatsApp and other social media platforms VOL. XXXX NO. 150 | INDORE | MONDAY | NOVEMBER 6, 2023 | PAGES 14 INDIA’S 8TH CONSECUTIVE WINS IN THE WORLD CUP AFTER 20 YEARS Pg-12 `3 - r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; EDIT OVERALL ECONOMY DOING WELL 31.40c. 17.20c Sunrise : 06.34 Sunset : 05.47 Cong wants to make MP its ATM for LS polls: PM Cong didn't care for tribals, its 2 leaders fighting to capture party in MP: Modi TAKES DIG OVER Karna power tussle KHANDWA News Brief Modi Govt's fight against corruption 'nautanki: Kejriwal CHANDIGARH : AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday dubbed the Narendra Modi government's fight against corruption a 'nautanki' or theatrics, saying those whom the BJP accuses of wrongdoing are rewarded with ministerial berths upon joining the party. Woman geologist found murdered BENGALURU : A woman, who worked as a senior geologist with the Mines and Geology Department was found allegedly murdered at her residence here, police said on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as 43-year-old K S Pratima. Samvidhan Bachao rally at Ramlila maidan NEW DELHI : Scores of people gathered at the Ramlila Maidan here on Sunday to participate in the "Samvidhan Bachao" rally. Various issues, such as the implementation of the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) and a caste census, were raised at the rally that saw the participation of people, according to a statement issued by the organisers. Bhutan King arrives in Delhi NEW DELHI : Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck arrived here on Sunday to a red carpet welcome with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar receiving him at the airport, reflecting the importance India has attached to the trip. Wangchuck's high-profile trip to India comes amid renewed push by Bhutan and China for an early settlement of their decades-old boundary dispute Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday alleged the Congress wanted to turn Madhya Pradesh into an "ATM" for generating funds for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Addressing a rally in Khandwa in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, Modi alleged the Congress was always concerned about the development of a single family "People have to save . the state from the clutches of Congress. Ensure that it won't go into the wrong hands. Do you know why Congress is desperate to form a government in Madhya Pradesh? It wanted to make MP its ATM in view of the Lok Sabha elections. They want to loot money of state stashed in tractors," Modi said. When the Congress was in power at the Center, it had indulged in scams worth Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public meeting ahead of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, in Khandwa, on Sunday lakhs and crores and was not worried about the people, he said. "But now the people have recognised them and thrown them out of power from every corner of the country and therefore, they are looking at the states with a lot of greed," he said. Modi alleged wherever the Congress government was formed "by mistake", a competition to loot the state between its chief minister and his deputy is taking place and such news is coming regularly from Karnataka. "The Congress' hunger for money grew manifold after remaining out of power for many years," the PM said and referred to media reports about the plundering of money by the ruling party in Rajasthan and other states. CONTD. ON P9 Don't vote for a chalu party like Congress: Akhilesh OUR STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org Never vote for Congress because it is a 'Chalu Party'. It had betrayed a person like me, then who will be spared by this party", said Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, while addressing an election meeting in Jatara constituency, on Sunday . Yadav addressed some election rallies in Jatara Assembly seat in Tikamgarh and Gunnor of Panna district. Yadav said both the Congress and the BJP are now talking about caste census and reservations to woo the 'PDA' segment. He said both the parties know the importance of 'PDA' or 'Picchde (backwards), Dalits and Adivasis', and they are luring the voters of the community . "It was the Congress that stopped the caste census and refused to implement the Mandal Commission report. The BJP is taking the same path. Now, the Congress and the BJP are talking about caste census, reservations. As polls come close, both the parties realise the strength of PDA," said Yadav. CONTD. ON P9 ‘Nuke Gaza’ minister suspended JERUSALEM An Israeli minister from the far-right Otzma Yehudit party on Sunday said that dropping an atomic bomb on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip was "an option", prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to suspend him from government meetings indefinitely . In a radio interview, Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Minister Amichai Eliyahu said that "there are no non-combatants in Gaza" and providing humanitarian aid to the Strip Jaishankar speaks to Iranian FM, discusses 'grave' situation EAM Jaishankar spoke to his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and discussed the "grave" situation arising out of the Israel-Hamas conflict.In the phone conversation, Jaishankar conveyed to Amir-Abdollahian the importance of preventing escalation of the conflict and the need for providing humanitarian support to people in Gaza. "Spoke today with Iranian Foreign Minister @Amirabdolahian. would constitute "a failure". When asked if there are no non-combatants in Gaza in his view then if a nuclear attack on the Gaza Strip is "an option", Eliyahu responded, "That's one way His re." marks infuriated members r RNI No. 38281/83 EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE WEATHER FP of both the ruling coalition and the Opposition, evoking calls to fire him from the government. Following the uproar, Eliyahu backtracked from his statement, calling it a "metaphorical" remark. CONTD. ON P9 SEONI: Modi on Sunday said the Congress did not work for the welfare of tribals and that two senior Congress leaders were fighting in MPto establish their sons and capture the party organisation in the state. "We are the disciples and worshippers of tribals who made Lord Ram, Purshottam Ram," Modi said addressing a public meeting in Seoni. Of the four assembly seats in Seoni, two are reserved for tribals. Modi saidCongress, despite being in power for five-six decades after Independence, did not do anything for the welfare of the tribals. He also said the PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna, providing free ration to 80 crore poor people, will be extended for the next five years. The PM listed the works done by the BJP govt for the uplift of tribals and slammed the Congress gov over various scams. CONTD. ON P9 Ethics panel to adopt draft report on Nov 7 NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha's Ethics Committee will meet on November 7 to consider and adopt its draft report in relation to the 'cash-for-query' allegations levelled against TMC MP Mahua Moitra by BJP's Nishikant Dubey . The meeting for adopting the draft report means that the committee headed by BJP MP Vinod Kumar Sonkar has finished its enquiry and will now be making its recommendation after its members ranged along party lines in their last deliberations on November 2. The BJP members are in a majority in the 15-member committee which is likely to take a grim view of the charges against Moitra, more so after she accused Sonkar of asking filthy and personal questions to her in the last meeting before walking out in a rage along with opposition member. There are indications the committee may make a recommendation against her in its report to Speaker Om Birla amid a possibility of dissent notes from opposition members. CONTD. ON P9 QUALITY AT VALUE www.freepressjournal.in RAHUL TAKES BREAK FROM TIGHT POLL SCHEDULE Pg-9 'Bihar caste survey deliberately showed inflated numbers of Muslims, Yadavs' MUZAFFARPUR :Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday accused Bihar's Nitish government of deliberately showing inflated numbers of Muslims and Yadavs in the state's caste survey as part of its "appeasement politics" while giving a "raw deal" to backward classes as a whole. Addressing a rally at Patahi in Muzaffarpur district, Shah also charged the Nitish govt with "Muslim appeasement and warned that this could lead to "big trouble" in areas bordering Nepal and Bangladesh (seemant kshetra). Widely regarded as the BJP's principal strategist, Shah pointed out that his party was sharing power with Nitish Kumar when the government in the state had ordered the caste survey. CONTD. ON P9 'CONG MONEY SPINNER' BLOCKED ON POLL EVE FPJ NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI Baghel advised me to go to Dubai, claims betting app owner The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has issued orders NEW DELHI: An accused in the alleged blocking 22 illegal betting Mahadev App apps & websites, the most case has prominent among them beclaimed that ing Mahadev. CM Bhupesh The action follows ED inBaghel had vestigation into illegal betadvised him to ting app syndicates, stemming from charges of mon- go to the UAE, sources have ey laundering, and subse- said. The case involves quent raids on Mahadev allegations of money laundering and use of illegal funds during App in Chhattisgarh. Mahadev was in the news election against Baghel, which when crores of rupees were comes days before intercepted and seized from Chhattisgarh is expected to a courier; he was allegedly vote. Sources said accused ferrying the consignment Shubham Soni -- wanted by the on behalf of the app pro- ED in a money laundering case moters for one Bhagel to fill --- has made a video from Dubai. The video levels several his election coffers. That, in turn, had turned serious allegations against the media spotlight on Baghel. In the video, Soni has Chief Minister Bhupesh claimed that he had gone there Bhagel. Incidentally Chhat- on the advice of Baghel. He , tisgarh goes to poll on Tues- also claimed that he is the "real day and is one of the states owner" of Mahadev app where the Congress fancies its chances. The collateral political damage of these allegations, swirling on poll eve, can be well imagined. The forensic analysis of the seized cash and the questioning of the accused had led to "startling disclosures" about other payments made in the past and a trail of Rs 508 crore, allegedly leading to the chief minister. CM Baghel, of course, has charged that the ED probe is a “political attempt to defame” the Congress government in the state. CONTD. ON P9 Indian taunt to Canada: Probe tainted PTI & FP NEWS SERVICE / OTTAWA Indian High Commissioner to Canada Sanjay Kumar Verma ratcheted up the standoff with that country over allegations of an Indian hand in the death of Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar by terming the Canadian investigation as “tainted”. In an interview to the Globe and Mail newspaper, High Commissioner Verma did not mince words when he declared that the entire matter was the direct result of a “direction from someone at a high level” to blame India for the secessionist’s killing in June. He did not identify that “someone”, leaving it open to interpretation. “Where is the evidence? Where is the conclusion of the investigation? I would go a step further and say now the investigation has already been tainted,” Verma was here is the evidence? Where is the Wconclusion offurther and say nowIthe the investigation? would go a step investigation has already been tainted – SANJAY KUMAR VERMA, INDIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER TO CANADA quoted as saying by the newspaper. “A direction has come from someone at a high level to say India or Indian agents are behind it," he said on Saturday, without naming anyone. On the Canadian charge that there had been conversations between people close to the perpetrators and “Indian” authorities, intelligence provided by Five Eyes, mainly America, Verma pointed out that any conversations between diplomats are “protected” and cannot be used as evidence in court nor can they be released publicly. KOHLI TON, JADEJA FIFER HELP INDIA RECORD 8TH WIN India: 326/5 SA: 83 Indian players Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli and Mohammed Shami at the end of the ICC Mens Cricket World Cup 2023 match against South Africa, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, on Sunday Sehore's Kaveri bags gold in canoe sprint BIDEN TRAILING TRUMP Raj BJP leader expelled over remarks on Gurdwaras OUR STAFF REPORTER email@example.com Kaveri Dhimar from Sehore along with her partner Shivani Verma clinched the gold medal for the state in a fiercely competitive 500-meter Canoe Sprint event at the 37th National Games, Goa. Kerala's team secured the silver medal, while won the bronze medal. Dhimar's journey to success is nothing short of inspiring. Born in a poor family of Mandi village in Sehore district, she had to face financial difficulties since child. To assist her family in repaying debts, she used to ferry fishing boats in the backwaters of Indira Sagar Dam along Narmada River in Khandwa district. In 2017, Kaveri joined the Madhya Pradesh Water Sports Academy. Interestingly, Khandwa's district sports officer Joseph Baxla recruited her into the academy not because of her canoeing abilities but for her exceptional swimming talent. Kaveri represented the state in the 31st National Senior Canoe Sprint Championship held in Himachal in October 2021. During this event, she exhibited her exceptional skills by securing an impressive tally of seven gold medals. Her remarkable performances have also earned her numerous gold and silver medals, solidifying her reputation as a rising star in the world of water sports. resident PDonald J.Biden isintrailing Trump five of the six most important battle- ground states one year before the 2024 election, new polls by the New York Times reveal. The results show Biden losing to Trump, his likeliest Republican rival, by margins of three to 10 percentage points among registered voters in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania. Biden is ahead only in Wisconsin, by two percentage points, the poll found. Across the six battlegrounds — all of which Biden carried in 2020 — the president trails by an average of 48 to 44 percent. Biden’s popularity is fraying and suffering from enormous doubts about his age and deep dissatisfaction over his handling of the economy and a host of other issues. NEW DELHI: The BJP has expelled is Rajasthan unit leader over his controversial remark on Gurdwara which has upset many party leaders in neighbouring Punjab. Senior BJP leader and former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, among others, had called for his expulsion. Onkar Singh Lakhawat, the chairman of the Rajasthan BJP's disciplinary committee, said. "Sandeep Dayma has been expelled from the party on the direc- tion of the state president for making a statement against the ideology of the party". Speaking recently at an election rally in Rajasthan's Alwar, Sandeep Dayma had said, "See how many mosques, Gurdwaras have been built here! This will become an ulcer for us in the future. That is why it is our duty that this ulcer be uprooted and thrown out". Dayma has apologised for his remarks. But Punjab leaders are not placated. While the party's Punjab unit chief, Sunil Jakhar, said the Rajasthan leader's outburst cannot be condoned, Amarinder Singh sought strict action against Sandeep Dayma.