FREE PRESS The publishers permit sharing of the e-paper's pdf on WhatsApp and other social media platforms VOL. 13 NO. 149 | BHOPAL | SATURDAY | NOVEMBER 11, 2023 | PAGES 18 `3 - EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE NATION NITISH'S FOOD BEING SPIKED BY THOSE COVETING HIS CHAIR: MANJHI Pg-3 ED ATTACHES RS 24.95 CR ASSETS OF PAWAN MUNJAL Jaishankar, Blinken discuss strategic ties, Indo-Pacific INDIA-US '2+2' MINISTERIAL DIALOGUE News Brief Haryana hooch toll 12; 7 nabbed CHANDIGARH: Even as the toll in the suspected spurious liquor tragedy in a village of Haryana’s Yamunanagar district swelled to 12 on Friday, the police claimed to have nabbed seven accused and raided an illegal liquor manufacturing unit in nearby Ambala district. The incident came to light on Wednesday when several people of the Mandebari and nearby villages, started vomiting and falling unconscious within hours of consuming some ``illegally manufactured liquor’’ . BRS is 'B-team' of BJP, says Sidda KAMAREDDY Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah on Friday called Telangana's ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) as the 'B-team' of BJP and claimed that there , is no difference between the two parties, as he asked the people of the state to reject both of them in the November 30 Assembly polls. Javed Akhtar says 'Hindus tolerant' MUMBAI: Veteran poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar, on Thursday, praised the Hindu community for being tolerant, adding that "democracy exists in India because of Hindu culture and tradition". Expressing concern over the rise of intolerance in society, Akhtar said that Hindus are generous and large-hearted. "There are some people who have always been intolerant. Hindus are not like that. They have this great quality - generous and large-hearted. Don't lose that, else you will become like others," the 78-year-old said at a Deepotsav programme organised by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) in Mumbai. Palestinian death toll crosses 11,000 KHAN YOUNIS: The Health Ministry in Hamasrun Gaza says the Palestinian death toll in the war has surpassed 11,000 people. The ministry said Friday that 11,078 people had been killed since hostilities began Oct. 7 when Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel. More than 1,400 have been killed in Israel, primarily in the initial Hamas attack, and 41 Israeli soldiers have been killed in Gaza since the ground offensive . NEW DELHI: The IndiaUS '2+2' foreign and defence ministerial dialogue was held on Friday in New Delhi. During the meeting, India and the US discussed global strategic partnership, defence cooperation, emerging technologies, people-to-people ties, and regional concerns in the Indo-Pacific, as well as the Israel-Hamas conflict. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin represented the American side, while the Indian delegation was headed by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Highlighting that India and the US are exploring cooperation in domains such as critical technologies, civil outer space and critical minerals, along with already established areas, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that the meeting aims towards India, US to co-produce armoured vehicle: Austin India and the US will co-produce an infantry combat vehicle as part of defence industrial cooperation, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said. "We are working together to co-produce an armoured vehicle and that is extremely important," Austin said. US apprised of pro-Khalistani activities in Canada India conveyed to the US its serious concerns over increasing activities of pro-Khalistani elements in Canada amid a diplomatic row over the killing of a Sikh separatist leader in June. The ties between India and Canada came under severe strain following Canadian PM Trudeau's allegations in September of a "potential" involvement of Indian agents in the killing of Nijjar. "building a forward-looking partnership while we con- WILL CONDUCT caste census in state FP NEWS SERVICE Barwani jpur in Barwani, Gandhi said, "We had promised to waive farm loans in the last Assembly polls. We wrote off loans of 25 lakh farmers but the BJP and their big industrialist friends stole your government by giving money to legislators." Slamming the BJP further, he said the ruling party refers tribals as 'vanvasi' or forest-dwellers, while the correct term is Adivasi or original inhabitants, which the Congress uses. CONTD. ON P9 struct a shared global agenda". CONTD. ON P9 KRISHNA JANAMBHOOMI HEARING ON JANUARY 9 NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday listed the matter relating to Mathura's Krishna Janambhoomi land dispute for further hearing on January 9. A Bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Sudhanshu Dhulia asked both parties to file a short synopsis.The top court also said that it is not acceptable to it that the parties come to Delhi instead of going to Allahabad when the lawyer of the mosque committee raised the issue of distance from Mathura to Allahabad. The committee of the Management Trust Shah Masjid Idgah has filed an appeal in the top court, challenging the Allahabad High Court order transfering to itself all the petitions relating to the land dispute from the Mathura district court. BJP manifesto: Job for each household, DBT for farmers likely on the cards Nadda will release manifesto today OUR STAFF REPORTER / BHOPAL The BJP is going to release its manifesto six days before the assembly elections. Party's national president J. P. Nadda will release the manifesto on Saturday in the presence of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other senior leaders. The manifesto has been named "Sankalp Patra" which will focus on jobs to woo the youth. The BJP may promise to provide jobs to each member of a family Chouhan, . who has been speaking about providing job to a member of each family, said one and a half lakh jobs would be created every year. The manifesto also contains the promise to transfer subsidies directly into farmers' accounts, hike in the amount of money under the Ladli Behna Yojna and inclusion of unmarried girls above 21 years in the scheme. The Congress released its manifesto on October 17, but the BJP is issuing its manifesto so late for the first time. Lack of coordination is said to be the reason for issuing BJP's manifesto so late, though the manifesto committee prepared and handed it over to the party organisation 25 days ago. The delay was said to be because of Union Minister Bhupendra Yadav's late approval. Ragpicker finds Dollars worth Rs 25cr in garbage heap ONLINE REPORT/ Bengaluru: A ragpicker found a bag with 23 bundles of US dollars in a pile of garbage in Bengaluru. The value of the dollars in Indian currency is Rs 25 crore. Salman Sheikh, the ragpicker, found the bundle on November 1. Surprised at the discovery Sheikh kept the bundle , with him and took it to his boss, Bappa, on November 5. The boss then 31.80c. 18.80c Sunrise : 06.37 Sunset : 05.45 IIT-B students lodge complaint against prof, guest speaker MUMBAI: Students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay have lodged a police complaint against a professor and a guest speaker for allegedly speaking in support of Palestinian militants during a virtual lecture, an official said on Friday . The students, in a complaint lodged on Wednes- THEY SPOKE of supporting Palestine militants BJP brought down Nath govt using money power: Rahul The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) brought down the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh using money power, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi here on Friday . The Congress government under Kamal Nath, which came to power after the 2018 Assembly polls, collapsed in March 2020 following a revolt by several MLAs loyal to Jyotiraditya Scindia. It paved the way for the return of Shivraj Singh Chouhan as chief minister, while the rebel MLAs and Scindia joined the BJP. Addressing a rally in Ra- r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; WEATHER FP contacted social activist Kali Mullah, who, in turn, contacted the police Commissioner. Soon after, Bengaluru Polce Commissioner, B Dayananda, summoned them. Hebbal Police station has been tasked with investigating the case. The notes are laced with chemical and police suspect it the handiwork of gangs engaged in Black Dollar Scam. REAL OR FAKE?: RBI TO DECIDE In a bid to ascertain the legitimacy of the unearthed dollars, the authorities have dispatched the currency notes to the Reserve Bank of India. The verdict from the RBI will determine whether Bengaluru's unexpected windfall is a stroke of luck or a part of a larger, more nefarious plot. As the investigation unfolds, Bengaluru remains captivated by the unfolding drama, with questions lingering about the origins of the dollars, the intent behind their disposal, and the fate that awaits the ragpicker turned inadvertent hero, Salman Sheikh. day demanded action against , Prof Sharmistha Saha of the HSS department and guest speaker Sudhanva Deshpande for the talk held on Nov 6. "We denounce the blatant attempt by Prof Saha, under the pretext of academic course 'HS 835 Performance Theory & Praxis' to host such hateful speakers to indoctrinate students with biased and factually false stories," a student said. In their complaint letter to the police, students claimed that Saha had "inappropriately used her position to invite Deshpande (a Leftist). CONTD. ON P9 r RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 QUALITY AT VALUE www.freepressjournal.in ‘RANKINGS OF TEAMS DON’T FAZE US’ Pg-17 1,500 cars, 4,500 two-wheelers sold on Dhanteras, says FADA SARAFA BAZAAR performs well OUR STAFF REPORTER City.firstname.lastname@example.org Business zoomed on Dhanteras as almost all segments witnessed fairly good response in the city . Around 1,500 cars and 4,500 two-wheelers were sold on the auspicious day in the city While the car business . jumped by 10 percent when compared to last year, the two-wheelers saw an increase from 15 to 20 percent. Similarly the bullion mar, ket also recorded a good business. Yellow metal and silver performed fairly well as Dhanteras and Diwali are followed by the wedding season. This time, gold was around Rs 60,579 for 10 gm, while last year, it was trading at Rs 50,062.Other segments-utensil, furniture, electronics etc-also registered much satisfactory business. Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations' (FADA) MP chapter chairperson Ashish Pandey said, "1,500 cars (all kinds of passenger cars, including SUVs, EVs etc) and 4,500 two-wheelers were sold on Dhanteras. The car market increased by 10 percent in comparison to the last Dhanteras, while two-wheelers' increased by 15 to 20 percent." Sarafa Bazaar Association general secretary Madhur Agrawal said, "Sarafa Bazaar performed well this Dhanteras. People purchased gold and silver on the auspicious occasion. Silver is supposed to be auspicious on Dhateras, so people buy silver coins." Mahakal priests offer prayers for peace, prosperity and health UJJAIN: On Dhanteras, the priest committee of Mahakaleshwar temple offered prayers to Baba Mahakal for people's welfare and well-being, happiness and prosperity. The prayers were offered in the presence of Collector Kumar Purushottam, who is also the chairman of the temple committee. A special consecration of Lord Mahakal was also performed in the Mahapuja on the pious occasion of Danteras.