12012018-TTC-01.qxd 1:20 AM Page 1 13 NEW BATCH STARTED RESULT- 2017 Total Students 1/12/2018 Qualied for Mains-2017 38 35 Qualied for Interview-2017 23 RESULT LEAVES NO SCOPE FOR COMPARISON MALUKA’S IAS established in 1881 9910133084, 9718857646 SCO 223, SECTOR 36-D, 2nd Floor, Chandigarh friday, january 12, 2018 77, 3rd Floor,Near Axis Bank,Old Rajinder Nagar Delhi-60 late city For online classes www.malukaias.com chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 2 no. 12 | 20 pages | ~4.50 | regd. no. chd/0006/2018-2020 /thetribunechd Stalking: Bail for Barala’s son Chandigarh, January 11 Lodged in jail since August last year, Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala’s son Vikas Barala was today granted regular bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a stalking case. Vikas was arrested on August 9, 2017, for the alleged offence. After his petition for bail was dismissed four times by a trial court, he had moved the High Court for relief. The bail order by Justice Lisa Gill came a day after the conclusion of complainant Varnika Kundu’s crossexamination by the defence counsel before the trial court. Seeking that he be granted regular bail, Vikas’ counsel had earlier submitted that the accused had already been behind bars for more than four months. — TNS Justice Dhingra to head new SIT for ’84 riots cases Laughter yoga Satya Prakash Tribune News Service Sashastra Seema Bal personnel at a laughter yoga session during rehearsal for the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi. REUTERS Collegium clears U’khand CJ’s elevation to top court Nod for Justice Surya Kant as CJ of Himachal: Sources Satya Prakash Tribune News Service New Delhi, January 11 The Supreme Court Collegium is understood to have recommended the names of senior advocate Indu Malhotra and Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph for appointment as judges of the top court. If and when the warrant of her appointment is issued, Malhotra will be the first woman advocate to be directly elevated from the Bar to the Bench as a Supreme Court Judge. The apex court has often been criticised for being a male bastion. Justice Joseph had set aside the controversial imposition of President’s rule in Uttarakhand in 2016. Earlier, the Collegium had recommended his transfer from the Uttarakhand High Court to the High Court of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana but his file remained pending with the government. Sources said the decision to elevate Malhotra and Justice Joseph was unanimously taken by the five-member Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. Other members of the Collegium are Justice Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan B Chelameswar and Justice Kurian Joseph. At present, there are only 25 judges in the Supreme Court /thetribunechd Indu Malhotra, the second woman lawyer to be designated Senior Advocate, is set to be the first woman advocate to be elevated straight from the Bar to the Bench Abhilasha Kumari of the Gujarat High Court has been recommended as Manipur High Court Chief Justice, say sources. She is daughter of former HP CM Virbhadra Singh against a sanctioned strength of 31 judges. Seven judges, including CJI Misra, Justice Chelameswar, Justice Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph, are due to retire during 2018. Currently, there is only one woman judge in the Supreme Court , Justice R Banumathi, the sixth woman to serve as a top court judge. Justice M Fathima Beevi was the first woman to be appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court in 1989, followed by Justice Sujatha Manohar, Justice Ruma Pal, Justice Gyan Sudha Misra, Justice Ranjana Desai and Justice Banumathi. Malhotra was the second woman lawyer to be designated as Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court, almost three decades after Leila Seth, who went on to become the first woman judge of the Delhi HC. Sources said, Justice Surya Kant of the Punjab and Haryana High court will be the new Chief Justice of the HP High Court. Justice Anirudh Bose of the Calcutta HC will be the new Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court while Chhattisgarh High Court Chief Justice TB Radhakrishnan has been transferred to the Andhra Pradesh HC. Justice Abhilasha Kumari of the Gujarat HC has been recommended for transfer as the new Manipur High Court Chief Justice, sources said. The collegium confirmed Calcutta High Court’s acting Chief Justice Jyotirmay Bhattacharya as Chief Justice. He is due to retire in September this year. Kerala High Court acting Chief Justice Antony Dominic has been made Chief Justice. New Delhi, January 11 Justice SN Dhingra, a former Delhi High Court judge, will head the new Special Investigation Team (SIT) appointed by the Supreme Court to further investigate 186 cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi. Justice Dhingra was a trial judge when punishments were handed out in 1990s to those accused of the 1984 Trilokpuri massacre. Kishori Lal, dubbed the “butcher of Trilokpuri”, was among those sentenced by him. Almost 3,000 people were killed, most of them in Delhi, in the anti-Sikh riots that broke out following the assassination of then Prime Minis- Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 11 As inputs from across the country pour in at The Tribune office following the report exposing illegal access to Aadhaar data, it is becoming increasingly clear that not only have there been multiple breaches in the past but also the authorities have been wellaware of those. Arrests were made, investigations carried out. Yet, breaches continued. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), with the help of the Uttar Pradesh Police, had busted a statewide network in Kushinagar district in June last year and arrested six persons selling pirated software for Rs 500 to Rs 2,500 to empanelled agents under the Aadhaar Common Services Cen- tre Scheme. Using this access, many of these empanelled agents were creating multiple login IDs for villagelevel entrepreneurs (VLEs) hired by them. The district police at a press conference held after the arrests had claimed that the software was able to bypass security features, such as login ID, password and GPS location verifier. On December 22 last year, Shiv Sena MP Anil Desai had asked in the Rajya Sabha whether anyone had been arrested for cloning fingerprints to subvert Aadhaar’s biometric security. In response, Union Minister of State for Electronics and Technology Alphons Kannanthanam had said: “Two FlRs have been filed for allegedly attempting to Arrests were made, investigations carried out. Yet, breaches continued breach the biometric authentication process of operators. In this regard, FIR No. 396 dated 2/6/l7 was filed by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in police station Padrona Kotwali in the district of Kushinagar. Another FlR No. 0361 dated 2/6/l7 was filed by the UIDAI in Kotwali police sta- Justice SN Dhingra ter Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984. A three-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra formally passed the order to set up the threemember SIT that would also comprise retired IPS officer of IG rank Rajdeep Singh and serving IPS officer Abhishek Dular. The court finalised the names after the counsel representing petitioner Gurnad Singh Kahlon agreed to the names suggested by Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand. While directing the government to provide all logistical and secretarial support to the SIT, the Bench asked it to submit its first status report in two months and posted the matter for further hearing on March 19. On behalf of the riot victims, senior advocate HS Phoolka too submitted a list of names for the threemember SIT but the court continued on page 7 SC to take up Loya’s death probe plea US:Working for India’s NSG membership New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Friday hear a petition filed by a journalist from Maharashtra for an independent probe into the death of special CBI judge BH Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. Loya had died of a cardiac arrest on December 1, 2014 in Nagpur where he had gone to attend the wedding of a colleague’s daughter. He was handling the sensitive Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case in which various police officers and BJP president Amit Shah were named. A three-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra agreed to take up the petition filed by journalist BR Lone. PTI Smita Sharma PIL: Make rape gender neutral New Delhi: Maintaining that men can’t always be the accused and women the victims, a petition in the SC has demanded that crimes like rape, sexual harassment, outraging modesty, stalking and voyeurism be made gender neutral. “There are cases where women bully men and go unprosecuted because the law does not protect men from such crimes,” petitioner Rishi Malhotra has said. Pointing out that “Section 354 and allied Sections do not stipulate any law which protects the modesty of a man,” he claimed 16.1 per cent men had been coerced into sex. “Since genesis of feminism is equality, gender neutrality has to be a paramount step towards achieving it.” TNS Tribune News Service New Delhi, January 11 US Ambassador Kenneth Juster today batted for IndiaUS Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and for their strong partnership to transform into a durable one. During his inaugural policy speech at think-tank Carnegie India, Juster said the US continues to talk to international partners regarding India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). He hoped for India’s increased econom- ic development assistance in Afghanistan and sought to work with India to counter terrorism. “Pakistan has not done all it could to eliminate safe havens of terror and the Trump administration has zero tolerance for cross-border terrorism,” he said. Re-emphasising India’s role as a leading power in Indo-Pacific, he stressed likeminded countries, such as Japan and Australia, should work together to ensure free and open region, where rule of law and democratic princi- tion in the district of Deoria against the culprits. Accused persons were arrested for attempting the crime.” It was, perhaps, in response to such breaches that the UIDAI subsequently had cancelled the access for VLEs. Yet, as we now know, VLEs were able to buy illegal access all over again. Investigations have also revealed that while systems outsourced to private agencies to create other documents, such as passport, require the identity documents to be verified by a government official, that was not the case with Aadhaar cards. Private operators had the authority to verify the documents, such as identity and residence proof. As a consequence, people who should not have been able to get Aadhaar cards were also able to ples are reflected in a rulesbased order and sovereignty and territorial integrity respected. To enhance working ease, he sought expansion of bilateral military exercises to multi-services. “India and the US already conduct a robust series of bilateral exercises. While these have been increasingly realistic singleservice scenarios, it is time to consider a multi-service exercise, perhaps focused on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief,” he said. Juster expressed concerns Afzal Guru’s son clears Class XII with distinction Rifat Mohidin Tribune News Service Srinagar, January 11 Ghalib Guru, the son of Afzal Guru, who was executed in 2013 for his role in the Parliament attack, has passed the Class XII board exams with distinction, securing 88 per cent marks. The result was declared by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) today. But Ghalib, a student of SRM Welkins School, Sopore, is not too pleased. He expected better grades. “The biology paper didn’t go too well. But there is a long way to go. I am grateful to Allah for my success,” says Ghalib, who lives in North Kashmir’s Baramulla. Currently enrolled with a coaching centre in Srinagar to prepare for NEET, the 17- Ghalib Guru year-old is clear about his goals. “If I fail to clear the NEET, I will begin studying for the civil services,” he says. Ghalib’s schoolteachers are all praise for him for his commitment, hard work and discipline. “He secured 95 per cent marks in Class X. He is UIDAI was aware of breach attempts for long Rachna Khaira As trial judge, he had sentenced ‘butcher of Trilokpuri’ in 1990s procure these in fake names. One case was reported in Bhubaneswar in July last year, where a 22-year-old woman was arrested. She confessed that her name was Zeboo Asalina and hailed from Tashkent in Uzbekistan. However, an Aadhaar card was found in her possession which showed her as Duniya Khan, a resident of Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi. In a case in Lucknow in September last year, the UP Police arrested 10 members of a gang who were reported to have bypassed the security mechanisms set up by the UIDAI. The gang then allegedly used a complex method to clone fingerprints of UIDAI centre operators to log into the Aadhaar website and carry out fake enrolments. Edit: Virtual ID for Aadhaar Today’s issue is of 20 pages, including four-page Bathinda Tribune. FM had admitted to 20 bank frauds Ruchika M Khanna Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 11 Amidst the debate over connecting the Aadhaar numbers with bank accounts and cellphones, the Finance Ministry has admitted to receiving 20 complaints of bank fraud connected with the same since 2015. The frauds amounted to a total of Rs 7.65 lakh. The admission came on the floor of the Rajya Sabha on January 2 in response to a question put before Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley by Maharashtra MP Husain Dalwai. The RS member had sought details of complaints of bank fraud where money continued on page 7 bright and disciplined. He has made us all proud,” says one of them, Baseema Aijaz. Young Ghalib says his father Afzal Guru has been his inspiration. "Students in Kashmir have to study amid turmoil. With bandh and curfew an everyday affair, I had to do a lot of self-study. Local teachers guided me,” says Ghalib, who was only two when his father was arrested. “I am glad he has proved himself,” says his mother Tabasum, as she attends to friends and family members gathered at their house in Sopore. Meanwhile, there has been a flood of congratulatory messages. "All the best for the future endeavours! Rise and shine!," tweeted Sarah Hayat, NC spokesperson. at “persistent trade deficit with India” and argued that India could “become an alternative hub for US business in the Indo-Pacific region” against China. He denied reports that there would be deportation of some 750,000 H1B visa holders waiting for green cards. “That is not under consideration in this review. We are looking more broadly and prospectively how our various categories of visas are working and if they need to be refined,” he said. Loan waiver: Pearl MD on beneficiary list Ropar, January 11 Even as small farmers are complaining they have yet to benefit from the loan waiver scheme launched by the Punjab Government last week, the cooperative society of Chamkaur Sahib has recommended the name of Sukhdev Singh, MD of Pearl Group, the firm facing fraud charges, for the waiver. Sukhdev Singh was arrested by the CBI in 2016 in a scam worth Rs 45,000 crore. A disappointed Tejinder Singh said his landholding was less than an acre and he owed Rs 1.5 lakh to the coop society. "Still my name is not on the list of beneficiaries." Ropar Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies RS Sandhu said the waiver to Sukhdev Singh had been withheld, for now. — TNS Refused Aadhaar nine times, farmer at wit’s end mandatory too. “Each time I have applied for Aadhaar, the Sangrur, January 11 response after the mandatory A farmer from Sangrur's Janal three-month period has been village has been running from negative. I am never told the pillar to post since 2011 to get reasons for the rejection of my an Aadhaar card. request,” claims JagHe has applied tar Singh (47). He has nine times at variall other documents ous places, — a voter card, PAN including Dirba, card, ration card and Sangrur and even passport. "Last year, Tohana. Banks when we were to are now threatensend our daughter ing to freeze his Hardeep Kaur (21) to accounts and he Canada on a study could lose the gas visa, we faced innuJagtar Singh cylinder subsidy. merable obstacles. The LIC, he says, has refused My husband is the only one in to release his policy amount the village without an Aadwithout the Aadhaar card. haar card," his wife Ramanjit Making matters worse, Pun- Kaur says. Assistant Commisjab agriculture cooperative soci- sioner (General) Deepjot eties0, that supply fertilisers to Kaur said: “Jagtar Singh farmers, have made Aaadhar should contact my office.” Parvesh Sharma Tribune News Service
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