12112017-TTC-01.qxd 11/12/2017 1:16 AM Page 1 123 established in 1881 vol. 1 no. 207 | sunday, november 12, 2017 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | 28 pages | ~5.00 | regd. no. chd/0006/2015-2017 /thetribunechd /thetribunechd After NGT rap, Delhi govt calls off odd-even This man! Review plea tomorrow as strict conditions imposed Vibha Sharma Tribune News Service Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left) takes time out of his busy schedule to jog along a canal in Ho Chi Minh City during his official visit to Vietnam during APEC summit week. Trudeau ran along Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe canal for around 5 km, attracting a lot of attention. REUTERS Ryan accused in correction home Sumedha Sharma Tribune News Service Gurugram, November 11 The CBI today produced the Ryan student murder accused in the juvenile court and, against speculation, did not seek his further remand. The agency reportedly told the court that it did not require any further questioning of the accused as of now. So, he was sent to a correction home. The accused, who was initially the prime witness, was apprehended by the CBI a few days ago for allegedly killing Pradyuman Thakur, a class II student of Ryan International School, to get postponed exams and the parent-teacher meeting (PTM). Before producing him in court, the CBI took the accused to the school for the sequential recreation of the events on the day of the murder (September 8). continued on page 16 India betrayed us, but ‘azadi’ is not an option, says Farooq Srinagar, November 11 National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said that Kashmir was an issue between India and Pakistan and termed those talking about “azadi” as wrong. “The issue of ‘azadi’ is nothing. We are landlocked. There is China on one side, Pakistan on other side and India on other side. All three of them have atom bombs. We have nothing except Allah’s name. Those who are talking about ‘azadi’ are talking wrong,” Farooq told reporters here. Farooq also criticised New Delhi and said it has not “treated us well”. “They have betrayed us. They didn’t recognise the love with which we went to them. The reason for the present turmoil in Kashmir is that India Farooq Abdullah ambushed the people of Kashmir in the night (by snatching autonomy),” he said. The National Conference president said that New Delhi should restore internal autonomy to the state, describing it as “our right”. “They should restore our internal autonomy, then only peace will return,” he said. Farooq, who has served as the state’s Chief Minister thrice and was also a Union minister, said having a dialogue with the people of Kashmir only will not solve the issue. “It is an issue between India and Pakistan. Talks will also have to be held with the Government of Pakistan, because a part of this Kashmir is also with them.” Farooq said New Delhi has forgotten the basis of the Instrument of Accession. “I tell them in plain terms… that the part (of Kashmir) under them belongs to Pakistan and this side belongs to India. This will not change, no matter how many wars they fight,” said Abdullah. The NC president said dialogue is the only way forward and autonomy would have to be restored to both parts of Kashmir. — TNS Star list desire for Ivanka event, some USire Smita Sharma tribune news service New Delhi, november 11 Even as hectic preparations are afoot for the eighth edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) at Hyderabad from November 28 to 30, diplomatic sources suggest that all is not hunkydory between co-organisers India and the US despite the projected bonhomie and enthusiasm on social media. President Donald Trump’s adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump will head the United States delegation to the summit, that will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Despite a formal announcement of the summit in June during Prime Minister Modi’s US visit, the American organisers are complaining that the planning and execution took months to kick off. But more importantly, the constant seeking of US business bigwigs and globally recognised CEOs has been upsetting the American side. Sources said on almost every occasion that a top NITI Aayog functionary met Acting US Ambassador MaryKay Loss Carlson, the enquiries greatly focussed on the star guest list. Sources added that the Indian government hopes that like the 2016 edition, which had Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in conversation with President Barack Obama, and Brian Chesky of Airbnb to Sundar Pichai of Google preaching entrepreneurship, the Indian edition will also be a glittering event. The American organisers are reminding the Indian side that the seventh edition was held at Stanford University in Silicon Valley, the world’s largest entrepreneurial ecosystem. continued on page 17 How traumatised soldiers changed war notion EDINBURGH, November 11 An imposing 19th century building with elegant manicured lawns and sweeping views of the Edinburgh skyline seems an unlikely place to have earned the nickname “Dottyville” from one of Britain’s most revered poets. But Craiglockhart War Hospital, now part of a Heriot Watt University campus on the outskirts of the Scottish capital, was where traumatised souls took refuge from war and where Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen wrote about their terrifying experiences as part of treatment for shell-shock in 1917. Their friendship and mutual admiration became the catalyst for some of the most vivid and best-known writing in English about war, playing a big part in changing public perceptions of a patriotic death being a glorious destiny. Britain commemorates its An Indian delegation marches in Ypres, Belgium, on Saturday. The Menin Gate memorial bears names of 54,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers killed in the Ypres Salient of WW-I. AP/PTI war dead on Remembrance Sunday with the laying of wreaths at official ceremonies, as the world marks the 99th anniversary of the end of World War I. Owen and Sassoon, whose work often features in such ceremonies, were treated for a kind of post-traumatic stress disorder when they were sent to Craiglockhart, a pyschiatric military facility Sassoon affectionately nicknamed Dottyville in a play on the English slang word for “mad”. The doctor treating Owen recommended a “talking Today’s issue is of 28 pages, including eight-page Spectrum. cure”, urging him to write to overcome the terror of being blown into the air by a bomb, Catherine Walker, curator of the War Poets’ Collection housed at Craiglockhart, said. His first poems were published anonymously in The Hydra, Craiglockhart’s inhouse magazine. Most of his poems, however, were published posthumously. “Dulce et Decorum est”, in which he slates the idea that dying for one’s country is an honour, portrays the terror of a soldier dying of gas-poisoning, hearing “the blood/Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,/Obscene as cancer”. Owen was the younger of the two writers and worshipped published author Sassoon, who was from a wealthy influential family. “Anthem for Doomed Youth” was originally “Anthem for Dead Youth” and in the original manuscript continued on page 17 New Delhi, November 11 As Delhi battled the physically and mentally dilapidating smog, the Arvind Kejriwalled government today called off the odd-even scheme to be implemented from Monday after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered withdrawal of all exemptions, including to two-wheeler riders, woman-only commuters and government vehicles. Meanwhile, claiming that the air quality in the Capital has been “improving” over the past two days, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said the people of Delhi “need not panic. Several steps are being taken to mitigate air pollution”. As politicians remained busy shifting the onus, at a meeting of the newly constituted Environment Ministry committee, representatives of Haryana and Punjab admitted to their contribution to Delhi’s problem. Punjab and Haryana representatives told the panel that “stubble burning in their states was over and in the medium term, further problems because of that may not arise”. “However, both states requested that long-term measures need to be put in A washed clothes delivery man wears a mask to protect himself from heavy smog. PTI place to ensure that this does not happen every year. On these issues, it was decided that the committee will continue to meet regularly and discuss viable options like incentivising farmers, providing subsidised equipment and using existing technologies to tide over the problem,” officials added. As Delhi reported a “better situation” than the past few days, the quality of air remained in the “severe” category. A major contributor to this pollution is also vehicular traffic, largely trucks and two-wheelers that the NGT wanted to be included in the odd-even scheme. However, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said: “We respect the NGT decision. Two conditions that twowheelers and women cannot be exempted make it difficult to implement odd-even as we do not have adequate buses. “Also, we cannot compromise with the safety of women. We cannot take risks. PM 2.5 and PM 10 levels have also come down. So, at the moment, we are calling it off. We will file a review application in the NGT on Monday.” According to a study by the IIT-Kanpur, while vehicular traffic is the “most consistent” source of pollutants PM 10 and PM 2.5, contributing around 20-25 per cent during winters, the majority of it comes from two-wheelers and trucks. While the Kejriwal government’s plan would have mostly targeted private vehicles, the study shows cars and jeeps contribute less than 10 per cent of both PM 2.5 and PM 10. On the other hand, the share of trucks and two-wheelers is around 46 per cent and 33 per cent, respectively Road dust is another big contributor (around 35 per cent) to PM 2.5. 3-judge Bench to hear case that created a storm Satya Prakash Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 11 A day after asserting his authority as “the master of the roster”, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Saturday ordered listing of a PIL filed by advocate Kamini Jaiswal — that created a storm in the Supreme Court — before a three-judge Special Bench headed by Justice RK Agrawal on Monday. The Bench, which includes Justices Arun Mishra and AM Khanwilkar, will take up the petition seeking setting up of a Special Investigation Team to probe bribe allegations to procure judicial orders in medical college admissions case. The three judges were also part of the five-judge Constitution Bench that on Friday reiterated supremacy of the CJI in setting up Benches and assigning cases to them after a hearing that was marred by an ugly spat between lawyer Prashant Bhushan and CJI Misra. Bhushan had asked the CJI to recuse on the ground that there were allegations against him. The CJI had termed it as nonsense. After Friday’s Constitution Bench verdict reiterating the CJI’s supremacy as “the master of the roster” on the administrative side, the three-judge Bench is likely to set aside or recall the order of a two-judge Bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar referring Jaiswal’s petition to the top five judges of the court.
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