10012018-TTC-01.qxd 1/10/2018 1:26 AM Page 1 13 established in 1881 wednesday, january 10, 2018 late city chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 138 no. 10 | 30 pages | ~4.50 | regd. no. chd/0006/2018-2020 /thetribunechd Data leak: Delhi ACP rules out scribe arrest New Delhi, January 9 The Delhi Police Crime Branch cyber cell has begun investigations in the Aadhaar data access case filed against The Tribune, its reporter and others, including unknown persons. Assistant Commissioner of Police, heading the probe team, said the role of UIDAI officials in the data access would also be probed because “without their involvement, it would have been an impossible task”. There was no question of arresting the reporter, he said. “We have sought certain details from the UIDAI. The information provided by them earlier was inadequate. We have asked them again as to what information was shared and what was the purpose and context of creating Anamika ID,” he said. Meanwhile, the American National anthem not must in cinemas: SC Mann ki baat ❝ The journalists exposing the #Aadhaar breach deserve an award, not an investigation. ‘In case is played, show respect’ No plastic, Edward Snowden, WHISTLEBLOWER Satya Prakash Tribune News Service whistleblower, Edward Snowden, today said the journalist (Rachna Khaira) whose report on the Aadhaar data breach had led to an FIR, deserved an award and not a government probe. Snowden, a former CIA employee who blew the lid off the US surveillance on phone and Internet communications, also said the Indian Government should reform its policy to safeguard the privacy of citizens. “If truly concerned for justice, they would be reforming the policies that destroyed the privacy of a billion Indians. Want to arrest those responsible? They are called @UIDAI.” — TNS The inspirational 101-year-old athlete, Mann Kaur, lends her voice in Bengaluru on Tuesday to encourage maximum participation in the February 18 Pinkathon Bengaluru — aimed at promoting fitness and health among women and creating awareness on breast cancer. Also seen is founder of NGO Atijeevan and acid attack survivor Pragya Prasun Singh. PTI Cauvery verdict in 4 weeks: SC New Delhi, January 9 The Supreme Court today indicated that it would deliver within a month its verdict on the decades old Cauvery water dispute between the riparian states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. A three-judge Bench had reserved its verdict on the appeals filed by Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala against the 2007 award of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tri- /thetribunechd bunal (CWDT) on sharing of water, after marathon hearing on September 20, 2017. “Enough of confusion has been there for two decades. Any forum can touch the matter after the verdict. We will give the verdict in four weeks,” a Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said. The court’s remark came during the hearing of a plea filed in 2016 by a citizens’ group led by philanthropist Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, seeking its intervention for supply of drinking water to residents of Bengaluru and surrounding districts. The Bangalore Political Action Committee had told the court that citizens of Bengaluru need adequate drinking water and their right to life needed to be protected by the top court. — PTI US revokes Indian native’s citizenship ED restrained from attaching Naik assets Washington: In a first-of-its-kind case, the US has revoked the American citizenship of an Indian native, who, authorities said, acquired it by fraud. Baljinder Singh alias Davinder Singh, 43, who married a US citizen, has now been reverted to the Green Card status, which leaves him potentially subject to removal proceedings at the Department of Homeland Security’s discretion, the Justice Department said. BACK PAGE New Delhi: A PMLA Tribunal has restrained the Enforcement Directorate from taking possession of immovable assets attached in connection with a money laundering case against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, a move the agency said it will appeal against. In March last year, the ED had attached a school building in Chennai and a godown under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). PTI New Delhi, January 9 Playing the national anthem in cinema halls before screening of films is no longer mandatory as the Supreme Court on Tuesday made it optional by modifying its November 30, 2016, order in this regard. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra left it to the discretion of cinema hall owners to take a call. In case it is played before screening of films, moviegoers will have to show respect, the Bench said. Standing up would be taken as showing proper respect, it clarified. The Bench asked the government’s inter-ministerial committee to take a comprehensive decision on the changes needed in laws relating to the national anthem. Attorney General KK Venugopal told the Bench the government has set up a panel to suggest changes in the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971. The order comes three months after one of the judges on the Bench questioned the decision to make it mandatory. “Should we wear our patriotism on our sleeves?” Justice DY Chandrachud had asked. “Next thing will be that people should not wear T-shirts and MHA PANEL FORMED New Delhi: With the SC asking the Centre to recommend steps related to playing of the national anthem in cinema halls and public places, the Ministry of Home Affairs has constituted a 12-member inter-ministerial committee. The panel has been asked to submit its report within six months. BR Sharma, Special Secretary, MHA, is “most likely” to head the panel, whose first meeting was scheduled for January 19. TNS shorts to movies because it will amount to disrespect to the anthem... where do we stop this moral policing?” Acting on a PIL, the top court had on November 30, 2016 made playing of the national anthem in cinemas before screening of films mandatory. It had also barred printing of the anthem or a part of it on any object and displaying it in such a manner at places which may be “disgraceful to its status and amount to disrespect”. However, on Tuesday, the top court disposed of the petition. The order came a day after a reversal of stand by the Ministry of Home Affairs, which told the top court that it has set up an inter-ministerial panel to frame new guidelines. Edit: The walk-back follow flag code: Centre New Delhi, January 9 Urging people not to use the national flag made of plastic this Republic Day, the Centre today issued an advisory to states and Union Territories (UTs), asking them to ensure that everybody complied with the “Flag Code of India, 2002”. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said it had been brought to its notice that during important events, plastic flag were being used in place of paper flags. “Since plastic flags are not biodegradable, these do not get decomposed for a long time. Ensuring appropriate disposal of the national flag made of plastic, commensurate with the dignity of the flag, is a practical problem,” the advisory read. It made clear that on important national, cultural and sports events, flags made of paper alone are to be used and these are not to be discarded or thrown on the ground. “There is universal affection and respect for and loyalty to the national flag. Yet, a perceptible lack of awareness is often noticed in regard to laws, practices and conventions that apply to display of the flag.” — TNS Today’s issue is of 30 pages, including four-page Jobs and Careers, six-page Chandigarh Tribune and four-page Life+Style.
The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising four eminent persons as trustees.
The Tribune, the largest selling daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
The English edition apart, the 133-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).