01092017-TTC-01.qxd 10/1/2017 1:17 AM Page 1 123 established in 1881 vol. 1 no. 166 | sunday, october 1, 2017 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | 32 pages | ~5.00 | regd. no. chd/0006/2015-2017 /thetribunechd BSF unearths Pak tunnel in Jammu Jammu: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday unearthed a 14-foot-long tunnel near the Zero Line in Arnia sector here, which was being dug from the Pakistani side, scuttling a major infiltration bid and a possible terror attack, officials said. PAGE 6 RAJNATH, NS JOIN TROOPS INSIDE Today’s issue is of 32 pages, including eight-page Spectrum. For Circulation and Advertisement related issues please call at following numbers between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Circulation: 0172-3050419 or e-mail at email@example.com Advertisement: Classified: 0172-3050257, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Display: 0172-3050256, or e-mail at email@example.com New Governors in 5 states RSS:Statute changes will assimilate J&K Nagpur, September 30 RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said today that “necessary constitutional amendments” will have to be made for the people of Jammu and Kashmir to be “completely assimilated” with the rest of the country. In his address on Vijayadashmi, which is also the Hindutva organisation’s foundation day, he backed the government’s stand on the Rohingya issue. Bhagwat said they were a threat to national security due to their links with “terrorist” groups. In Left-ruled Kerala and Mamata Banerjee-ruled West Bengal, “jihadi and antinational” forces were at work and the governments there were not only indifferent but at times lending a helping hand to them to “appease” a section of the voters, he said. On Kashmir, Bhagwat said, “Necessary constitutional amendments will have to be made and old provisions will have to be changed in that state. Then and then only, the residents of Jammu and Kashmir can be completely assimilated with rest of Bharat and their equal cooperation and share will be possible in the national progress.” Though Bhagwat did not mention it, but the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the BJP have long demanded abrogation of Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The top court is also hearing a plea demanding the repeal of Article 35A, which allows the state legislature to define “permanent residents”. Hindutva organisations have called it discriminatory. — PTI /thetribunechd No surrender, Langah on run been holding additional charge since Kovind’s elevation to Rashtrapati Bhawan. Former member of the Bihar Legislative Council Ganga Prasad has been appointed Meghalaya Governor. He will take over from Purohit, who till now was the Governor of Assam and was holding additional charge. With Admiral Joshi appointed L-G, incumbent BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi has been shifted to Assam. Brig BD Mishra (retd) will be the Governor, Arunachal Pradesh. He will take over from Nagaland Governor Padmanabha B Acharya, who was holding dual charge. There is buzz that the next round of appointments may take place after October 1213. Purohit, the new TN Governor, has been involved in social, political and educa- Gurdaspur, September 30 Former SAD minister Sucha Singh Langah, booked for rape yesterday, did not turn up at the district courts to surrender today, as announced by him on Friday. There was high drama inside the courts with his supporters camping there since morning. A senior officer called it a ploy to divert police attention. Mediapersons and CID personnel too kept waiting outside the court of Duty Magistratecum-CJM Gurinder Singh till late in the evening. HS Bhullar, SSP said they had , raided 12 hideouts. Langah’s passport has already been impounded by a Chandigarh court in a disproportionate assets case. A videotape submitted by the complainant has been sealed. She had made a confessional statement and faces prosecution if she retracts. — TNS Admiral Joshi Andaman L-G; Purohit on Chennai post 1950-2017 Tom Alter dead Mumbai, September 30 Veteran actor, director and sports writer Tom Alter passed away late on Friday night after a long battle with skin cancer, his family said in a statement here this morning. He was 67. He is survived by his wife Carol, son Jamie and daughter Afshaan. Born to American missionaries in India, Alter was a gold medallist in acting from Pune’s Film and Television Institute of India. He performed in theatre shows across the country and acted in more than 300 movies, in addition to writing and directing TV serials. — TNS obituary: page 24 New Delhi, September 30 Former Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi will be the next Lieutenant Governor (L-G) of the strategic Andaman and Nicobar Islands even as President Ram Nath Kovind today appointed new Governors in five states — Tamil Nadu, Assam, Bihar, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. With Banwarilal Purohit, Tamil Nadu will get a fulltime Governor after about a year. As of now, Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao holds the additional charge. There had been demands for a full-time Governor in view of the political crisis in the state following the death of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Senior BJP leader Satya Pal Malik will be the new Bihar Governor. He will take charge from West Bengal Governor Kesri Nath Tripathi, who has tional causes in Vidarbha. Malik, the new Bihar Governor, is in charge of the party’s Kisan Morcha and has held important positions at the Centre and in the state. Prasad, the new Governor of Meghalaya, was elected a member of the Bihar Legislative Council for the first time in 1994 and was MLC for 18 years. Mukhi, the new Assam Governor, has won seven times from Delhi’s Janakpuri. Admiral Joshi was Chief of Naval Staff from August 2012 to February 26, 2014. He quit taking moral responsibility for the fire in INS Sindhuratna. Brig Mishra, the new Governor of Arunachal, commanded the NSG Counter Hijack Task Force that played a role in rescuing passengers aboard an Indian Airlines plane hijacked in 1993. — TNS Joshi at helm: Page 24
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