06062017-TT-01.qxd 6/5/2017 10:27 PM Page 1 13 established in 1881 tuesday, june 6, 2017 jammu & kashmir chandigarh | gurgaon | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 2 no. 155 | 16 pages | ~3.00 | regd. no. chd/0006/2015-2017 /thetribunechd /thetribunechd GSLV-Mk III 4 foreign terrorists gunned down by security forces in Bandipora Roy booked, NDTV calls it ‘witch-hunt’ 640 tonnes Majid Jahangir Tribune News Service PTI ‘FAT BOY’SOARS ROCKET WEIGHT 43.43 metre HEIGHT GSAT-19 SATELLITE 3,136 kg WEIGHT 10 years LIFE SPAN India launched its heaviest-ever rocket GSLV-Mk III D1, nicknamed ‘Fat Boy’, carrying its heaviest communications satellite GSAT-19 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, at 5.28 pm on Monday. GSAT-19 was put into orbit 16 minutes later. So far, the US, Russia, China, Japan and European Space Agency had the capability to launch satellites weighing over 3,000 kg NATION IS PROUD ❝ Congratulations to scientists of ISRO for the successful launch. It takes India closer to the next generation launch vehicle and satellite capability. The nation is proud. Narendra Modi, PM Woman raped in auto, infant flung on road Gurugram, June 5 A 23-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped by three men in a moving auto-rickshaw who flung her infant daughter on the road for “distracting” them, killing her on the spot. The incident occurred on May 29 but a case of molestation and murder was registered only today after the victim approached the police. An investigating official said: “We are investigating the matter. The complainant will be sent for a medical examination.” The victim, a resident of Bass Kusla village near IMTManesar, reportedly left for her parental home on May 29 with her six-month-old daughter after a quarrel with her husband. She took an auto which was carrying three passengers, all male. “Mid-way, they started touching me. When I objected, all three pounced on me. My daughter started crying. They snatched her from me and threw her on the road, saying she was ruining their fun. They raped me and dumped me,” the victim told the police. In shock over the brutal death of her child, she did not approach the police immediately. “She did not want to undergo a medical test till her daughter’s last rites,” explained a grieving relative. The police have got the sketches of the accused made and are hunting for them. — TNS Attack on CRPF camp foiled Will retaliate: DGMO to Pak Tribune News Service Srinagar, June 5 The security forces today foiled a major fidayeen attack, killing four heavily armed foreign militants who tried to storm a CRPF camp. The militants tried to enter the camp of 45 Battalion at Sumbal in Bandipora district, 25 km from here, at 3.45 am. They lobbed grenades and fired indiscriminately. There were at least 150 CRPF men inside the camp. “The militants tried to enter the camp by cutting the wire fence. Alert CRPF sentries returned the fire and foiled their plans. The CRPF was later joined by the Jammu and Kashmir Police and in the ensuing hour-long gunfight, four foreign terrorists were killed,” IG (Operations) Zulfiqar Hassan said. “Four AK 47 rifles, a grenade launcher, seven UBGL grenades, nine hand grenades, 12 magazines of AK Arms and ammunition recovered from the four militants at the encounter site in Sumbal area of Bandipora. MOHAMMAD AMIN WAR 47 and 147 rounds were recovered,” he said. The militants were carrying petrol. “The aim was to set the camp on fire and inflict maximum casualties,” a CRPF officer said. There was no collateral damage during the gunfight. Sources said the militants were killed close to the camp Dylan sends Nobel Arab states snap lecture for cash prize ties with Qatar Stockholm: Music icon and Nobel Literature laureate Bob Dylan has delivered his Nobel lecture, the only requirement to claim the prize money ($923,000). “The speech is extraordinary and, as one might expect, eloquent,” the Swedish Academy said. AFP Riyadh: Arab nations, including Saudi Arabia and Egypt, have severed ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting extremism. The other nations were Bahrain, UAE, Yemen and Maldives. Riyadh accused Doha of supporting groups “that aim to destabilise the region”. PAGE 13 fencing and that they were first spotted by dogs. As the dogs started barking, the militants panicked and opened fire and lobbed grenades. “As the gunfight erupted, the power went off owing to the strong winds blowing at the time. The CRPF personnel, along with a Quick Reac- New Delhi: India’s Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen AK Bhatt has told his Pakistani counterpart Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza that India will take “appropriate retaliatory actions” against any Pakistan army-abetted infiltration and firing from across the Line of Control (LoC). The two DGMOs spoke over the hotline between New Delhi and Rawalpindi on Monday morning. The Indian side highlighted the “needless escalations” by the Pakistan army along the LoC. The Pakistan DGMO spoke of civilians being hit on his side. TNS tion Team, engaged the militants, who were killed close to the main gate,” they said. Later, violent clashes broke out in the area. A shutdown too was observed. The authorities blocked cellular network to keep the situation under control. New Delhi, June 5 The CBI has registered a case of criminal conspiracy, cheating and corruption against the founder and cochairman of NDTV, Prannoy Roy, his wife Radhika Roy and others for allegedly concealing a share transaction from SEBI and causing a loss of Rs 48 crore to the ICICI Bank, a move termed by the channel as a “witch-hunt”, and an attempt to undermine democracy and free speech. The complainant, Sanjay Dutt, Director, Quantam Securities Limited, is one of the shareholders in NDTV. CBI sources said raids were conducted in Delhi, Dehradun and Mussoorie, and RRPR Holding, the promoter of the listed broadcaster, had a 61 per cent share in the channel. A loan of Rs 500 crore was taken from India Bulls in 2008 to purchase 20 per cent addition- al shares from the public. The promoters then took a loan of Rs 375 crore from ICICI Bank to repay the borrowing from India Bulls at an interest rate of 19 per cent per annum. They allegedly pledged their entire shareholding as a collateral to the ICICI Bank for the loan. This pledging of shares was allegedly not reported to SEBI, stock exchanges and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting as the creation of more than 61 per cent voting capital was in violation of Section 19 (2) of the Banking Regulation Act. The NDTV promoters paid Rs 350 crore to the ICICI in one go, in lieu of which the bank allegedly slashed the interest rate to 9.5 per cent in violation of the Banking Regulation Act and RBI Circulation Act, 1988. Also, by lowering the rate, the bank benefitted a third party, another violation. continued on page 7 edit: shutting up ndtv
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