FREE PRESS The publishers permit sharing of the e-paper's pdf on WhatsApp and other social media platforms VOL. 13 NO. 144 | BHOPAL | MONDAY | NOVEMBER 6, 2023 | PAGES 14 INDIA’S 8TH CONSECUTIVE WINS IN THE WORLD CUP AFTER 20 YEARS Pg-12 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. 'Cong left MP as BIMARU state' SAGAR : Coming out all guns blazing against the Congress, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the grand old party ruled Madhya Pradesh for over five decades but left it in a mess. He added that under the Congress reign, Madhya Pradesh came to be known as a "Bimaaru Rajya" (sick state) as it did not work sincerely for the people. Raj BJP leader expelled over remarks on Gurdwaras 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 direction of the state president for making a statement against the ideology of the party". - r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; WORLDS HUGE PROTESTS IN US CITIES DENOUNCING ISRAEL ATTACKS 31.40c. 17.20c Sunrise : 06.34 Sunset : 05.47 Cong didn't care for tribals, its 2 leaders fighting to capture party in MP: Modi TAKES DIG OVER Karna power tussle KHANDWA 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 Don't vote for a chalu party like Cong: 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 Bharatiya Janata Party 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. Yadav further said his party was in favour of caste census, 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes, and a scheme for women better than the MP government's Ladli Behna Scheme as the aid would be of Rs 3000 per month. Slamming the Modi government, Yadav claimed that those recruited in the armed forces under the Agniveer scheme will not get 'martyr' status or financial assistance in case they are killed in the line of duty . Can a government that gives such half-baked provisions to soldiers be called a nationalist, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister asked. He said atrocities against women were the highest in MP, while the situation for Dalits and tribals was also dire. r RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE Cong wants to make MP its ATM for LS polls: PM 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. `3 WEATHER FP 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 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 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 Baghel advised me to go to Dubai, claims betting app owner ONLINE REPORT / New Delhi An accused in the alleged Mahadev App case has claimed that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had advised him to go to the UAE, sources have said. The case involves allegations of money laundering and use of illegal funds during election against Mr Baghel, which comes days before Chhattisgarh is expected to vote. Chhattisgarh is the only state where the Congress is seen as being on a strong wicket. Sources said accused Shubham Soni -- wanted by the ED in a money laundering case --- has made a video from Dubai. The video levels several serious allegations against Mr Baghel. In the video, Soni has claimed that he had gone there on the advice of Mr Baghel. Israel minister says nuking Gaza 'an option', suspended by Bibi JERUSALEM Blinken meets Abbas in West Bank in latest stop on his diplomat push on Israel-Hamas war RAMALLAH : US Secretary of State Antony Blinken brought his diplomatic push on the IsraelHamas war to the occupied West Bank on Sunday, meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the Biden administration's latest bid to ease civilian suffering in the Gaza Strip and begin to sketch out a post-conflict scenario for the territory . On a stop not announced in advance, Blinken travelled to Ramallah in an armoured motorcade and under tight security just hours after Israeli planes struck a refugee camp in Gaza, killing at least 40 people and wounding dozens, Gaza's Health Ministry said. Despite the secrecy and the US State Department's refusal to confirm the trip until after Blinken had left the West Bank, there were protests against the diplomat's visit and US support for Israel as word of his arrival leaked. CONTD. ON P9 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 would constitute "a fail- QUALITY AT VALUE www.freepressjournal.in Jaishankar speaks to Iranian FM, discusses 'grave' situation New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday spoke to his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and discussed the "grave" situation arising out of the IsraelHamas 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. ure". 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 remarks infu." riated members 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 KOHLI TON, JADEJA FIFER HELP INDIA RECORD HUGE WIN OVER PROTEAS 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 He also claimed that he is the "real owner" of Mahadev – the betting app that came under the Central investigative agencies' scanner through huge profits. Recently, the Enforcement Directorate had seized ? 5.39 crore in cash from a courier called Asim Das. According to the agency, the man claimed that Shubham Soni had sent it from Dubai for Bhupesh Baghel. Some benami bank accounts linked to the betting app were also discovered and an amount of ? 15.59 crore in them has been frozen. After questioning Asim Das, the forensic examination of his cellphone and an e-mail sent by Shubham Soni, it has been found that "regular payments have been made in the past and so far around ? 508 Crore have been paid by Mahadev App Promoters to Bhupesh Baghel, CM of Chhattisgarh," sources said. 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. All five opposition members had stormed out of the November 2 meeting, alleging that Sonkar asked personal and indecent questions to her regarding her travels, hotel stay and telephone calls. CONTD. ON P9 Rise in terror attacks to terrifying weather events Sehore's Kaveri bags gold in 500-m canoe sprint BABA VANGA'S predictions for 2024 ONLINE REPORT Even though she died in 1996, the predictions of Baba Vanga, a blind Bulgarian mystic, are said to have come true long after her death. Baba Vanga has now become a cult figure among conspiracy theorists who believe that she forecasted global events way before they happened. Also called the Nostradamus of the Balkans, Baba Vanga is said to have foretold major world events like the 9/11 terror attacks, the death of Princess Diana, the Chernobyl disaster, and Brexit. NDTV cannot authenticate these claims since many of the predictions attributed to her are based on second-hand accounts that are difficult to verify. For the year 2024, she has made seven prophecies, Daily Star reported. According to Astrofame, she has envisioned an assassination attempt on Russian President Vladimir Putin by a fellow countryman next year.She also warned of increased terrorist attacks in Europe and suggested that a "big country" will conduct biological weapons tests or attacks next year. For her third prediction, Baba noted that there will be a huge economic crisis that will impact the global economy next year. Factors like rising debt levels and escalating geopolitical tensions will be the reasons for this. CONTD. ON P9 OUR STAFF REPORTER email@example.com Kaveri Dhimar from Sehore, along with her partner Shivani Verma, clinched the gold medal for the state in the 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. Kaveri Dhimar's journey to success is nothing short of inspiring. Hailing from the village of Mandi in Sehore district, she was born into a family facing financial constraints. To assist her family in repaying debts, she used to ferry fishing boats in the backwaters of the Indira Sagar Dam along the Narmada River in Khandwa district. In 2017, Kaveri joined the Madhya Pradesh Water Sports Academy Interest. ingly, Khandwa's district sports officer Joseph Baxla recruited Kaveri into the academy not because of her canoeing abilities but rather for her exceptional swimming talent. Kaveri's achievements include her representation of 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 canoeing performances have also earned her numerous gold and silver medals, solidifying her reputation as a rising star in the world of water sports.