15012018-TTC-01.qxd 1/15/2018 1:18 AM Page 1 13 established in 1881 monday, january 15, 2018 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 2 no. 15 | 16 pages | ~4.50 | regd. no. chd/0006/2018-2020 /thetribunechd /thetribunechd ‘Shalom’ after Jerusalem row On 6-day visit, Netanyahu attends ‘Teen Murti Haifa Chowk’ renaming Smita Sharma Tribune News Service A Pegasus Airlines aircraft is pictured after it skidded off the runway at an airport by the Black Sea in Trabzon, Turkey, on Saturday. REUTERS Skids after landing, hangs off cliff Lucky escape for 168 as plane’s wheels get stuck just off sea in Turkey Ankara, January 14 A passenger plane skidded off the runway just metres away from the sea as it landed at an airport in northern Turkey, local media images showed. The Pegasus Airlines flight yesterday had taken off smoothly from the capital Ankara and landed in Trabzon, but skidded off the runway in the northern airport. No one was injured or killed in the landing. Dramatic images from CNN Turk broadcaster showed the plane dangerously hanging off a cliff several metres from the Black Sea, its wheels stuck in mud. Other images from Dogan news agency showed smoke emanating from the trapped plane. Pegasus Airlines confirmed in a statement today there were no injuries among the 162 passengers onboard as well as two pilots and four cabin crew after they were evacuated. The cause of the incident Parvesh Sharma Tribune News Service was not known but an investigation is under way, the Trabzon governor’s office said. One of the passengers, Fatma Gordu, said panic erupted during the landing. “We tilted to the side, the front was down while the plane’s rear was up. There was panic; people shouting, Gen: Politico-military approach required New Delhi: Payment of Gratuity Amendment Bill 2017 is likely to be passed in the budget session, which will make formal sector workers eligible for tax-free Rs 20-lakh gratuity. At present, workers with five or more years of service are eligible for Rs 10-lakh tax-free gratuity after leaving job or at superannuation. BACK PAGE New Delhi: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat has advocated a “politico-military” approach in dealing with the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. “The armed forces cannot be ‘status quoist’ and must evolve new tactics to deal with the situation. Political initiative can go hand-in-hand with military operations,” he said. PAGE 10 New Delhi: Six bodies, including that of all five ONGC officials and one of the two pilots of the ill-fated Pawan Hans helicopter that crashed in the Arabian Sea on Saturday, have been found. Bodies of PN Srinivasan, R Saravanan, Jose Antony, Pankaj Garg, VK Bindulal and Capt R Ohatkar have been identified. PTI Judges, Bar attempt truce in SC Tribune News Service New Delhi, January 14 After a stormy Friday, it was a hectic Sunday for the Bar and the Bench as judges and Bar leaders in the capital held parleys until late evening to get over the crisis created by a judicial mutiny by the four seniormost judges of the Supreme Court against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. As decided in its emergency meeting on Saturday, a seven-member delegation of Bar Council of India (BCI), led by chairman Manan Kumar Mishra, met the CJI and several other judges in an attempt to find an amicable solution to the problem. The BCI maintained that the issue should not be politicised. Mishra could not be reached for his comments. Supreme Court Bar Association president Vikas Singh met the CJI and gave him a copy of a resolution passed in an emergency meeting of PM Narendra Modi, Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara at the newly renamed Teen Murti Haifa Chowk. PTI vice Cavalry Brigade, including Hyderabad, Jodhpur and Mysore Lancers, represented by three bronze statues at Teen Murti Haifa Chowk, had led a victorious assault on the joint forces of Ottomans, Germany and Austria-Hungary. The capture of Haifa cleared the sea Grandpa dead, YC leader shoots grandma, self Tax-free ~20-lakh Mumbai crash: Six gratuity to be reality bodies recovered Satya Prakash New Delhi, January 14 Putting aside the Jerusalem vote row — New Delhi had voted in favour of a United Nations General Assembly resolution rejecting US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel — India today forged closer ties with Israel with a warm “shalom” (peace literally, and hello generally). In departure from protocol and reciprocating his Israeli counterpart’s gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara at the airport. Both leaders shared a warm hug. This is the first official visit to India by an Israeli Prime Minister since Ariel Sharon’s in 2003. “Your visit is historic and special. It will further cement the close friendship between our nations,” PM Modi wrote on Twitter. Soon afterwards, the two participated in a ceremony at the Teen Murti Memorial marking the formal renaming of Teen Murti Chowk as Teen Murti Haifa Chowk. They paid homage to 44 Indian soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice for the liberation of fortified Haifa city on September 23, 1918, during World War I. The then 15 Imperial Ser- route for supplies for Allies. Each year, 61 Cavalry celebrates September 23 as its Raising Day or “Haifa Day”. Modi wrote in Gujarati in the visitors’ book: “The sacrifice commemorated at Teen Murti observes its centenary. Naming this spot as Teen Murti Haifa Chowk marks this historic occasion. We pay homage to the brave soldiers. Salute to the great Indian tradition of selfless sacrifice and penance.” “We are deeply moved and honoured as we remember the brave Indian soldiers who helped liberate our land and Haifa,” wrote Sara and Benjamin Netanyahu, who were hosted for a private dinner by PM Modi tonight. Modi and Netanyahu had laid wreaths at the Indian War Cemetery in Haifa during the historic first-ever visit of an Indian Prime Minister to Israel last year. Tomorrow, Netanyahu will receive the ceremonial guard of honour and hold formal restricted and delegation talks with Modi. He will travel to Agra, Ahmedabad and Mumbai with Modi accompanying him for a large part of the visit. Netanyahu is accompanied by a 130-member business delegation. More on back page edit: netanyahu comes HECTIC SUNDAY IN CAPITAL ■ BCI’s seven-member delega- ■ SC judges SA Bobde, LN Rao tion led by its chairman Manan Mishra meets CJI and several judges ■ SCBA president Vikas Singh meets Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, who assures, “I will try to ensure congeniality in Supreme Court at the earliest.” ■ Judges hold informal parleys among themselves to bring things under control reportedly meet Justice J Chelameswar, who led the revolt against CJI Dipak Misra ■ Four retired judges write to CJI expressing support for issues raised by four SC judges; say crisis needs to be resolved within judiciary ■ Coordination Committee of All Delhi Bar Associations condemns four SC judges for going public Was suspicious about death, no longer: Loya son Mumbai: The son of special CBI judge BH Loya on Sunday said he had earlier been suspicious about his father’s sudden death, but now no longer harboured doubts. Anuj Loya, 21, said he did not have any doubts about the way his father died three years ago. Judge Loya, who was hearing the sensitive Sohrabuddin Sheikh “fake encounter” case, had allegedly died of a cardiac arrest in Nagpur on December 1, 2014, when he had gone to attend the wedding of a colleague’s daughter. He also urged NGOs and politicians to stop “harassing” his family. PTI its executive committee. “The CJI has told us that he would try to ensure congeniality in the Supreme Court at the earliest,” Singh told The Tribune after meeting the CJI. In a resolution adopted on Saturday, the SCBA executive committee had said all issues raised by the four seniormost judges be discussed in a Full continued on page 7 screaming,” she told staterun news agency Anadolu. The airport was temporarily shut before reopening this morning. — AFP Barnala, January 14 Minutes after his grandfather Hari Chand Mittal breathed his last this morning, Harmesh Mittal alias Honey (25), a local Youth Congress (YC) leader, shot dead his grandmother and then turned the gun on himself. There are no survivors from the family now. The police have seized the crime weapon and begun investigations. Hari Chand was suffering from cancer, said sources. Even as mourners thronged the deceased’s house, Harmesh took his grandmother Krisna Devi (65) to a room and locked the door. Thereafter, three shots were heard. Alarmed, Harmesh’s friends and neighbours broke open the door and found the two lying in a pool of blood. They were rushed to the Barnala Civil Hospital, where both died. “The victims had bullet injuries in the head. We have registered a murder case against Honey,” said Balwant Singh, SHO, Barnala City police station. Harmesh’s father Lalit had died five months before his birth. His mother chose to leave him with his grandparents and move on. The family owned a furniture showroom in the town. “The bodies were handed over to the relatives after a postmortem examination. We are yet to ascertain why Harmesh killed his grandmother and then committed suicide,” the SHO added.
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