30032018-TTC-01.qxd 30-03-2018 01:27 Page 1 13 established in 1881 friday, march 30, 2018 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 2 no. 87 | 16 pages | ~4.50 | regd. no. chd/0006/2018-2020 /thetribunechd 18 students, 5 tutors quizzed SMITHEREENS ❝ It was a failure of my leadership. I’ll do anything I can to make up for my mistake and the damage it has caused. Cricket is the greatest game in the world. It’s been my life and I hope it can be again. I’m sorry and I’m absolutely devastated — Steve Smith CBSE RE-EXAM Chairperson, minister face heat over decision New Delhi, March 29 The Delhi Police Crime Branch on Thursday questioned 18 students and five private tutors in connection with the CBSE paper leak and formed 10 teams to trace the leak trail, even as angry students gathered at Jantar Mantar, protesting the CBSE decision to hold a re-examination for Class X (maths) and Class XII (economics). They demanded either a re-exam for all subjects or none at all. “The CBSE should re-schedule all Steve Smith breaks down at a press meet on Thursday. AFP PAGE 15 ‘Fake journalists’ held in Australia MELBOURNE: An Indian journalist in Australia has been charged with smuggling people after he helped a “fake media contingent” of eight Indians arrive in Brisbane to cover the Commonwealth Games. Rakesh Kumar Sharma, 46, was detained along with eight companions whose accreditation was allegedly not genuine, the Australian Border Force (ABF) said. They were questioned by ABF officers on arrival in Brisbane and eight were found to have fraudulent foreign media credentials. Australian Federal Police officers arrested Sharma. The maximum penalty for these offences is 20 years in jail. The other eight Indians have been taken into immigration detention. — PTI /thetribunechd SC judge for Full Court to discuss ‘govt interference’ Satya Prakash Tribune News Service New Delhi, March 29 Accusing the government of interfering in judicial appointments, Justice J Chelameswar, the seniormost judge of the Supreme Court, has demanded a Full Court on the judicial side to deal with it. “This matter is now ripe for the consideration of the Full Court on the judicial side, if this institution really is to be any more relevant in the scheme of the Constitution,” Justice Chelameswar wrote in his letter dated March 21 addressed to Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. Justice Chelameswar, who is to retire on June 22, cited the inquiry initiated by Kar- nataka High Court Chief Justice Dinesh Maheswari against Belagavi District and Sessions Judge at the behest of the government after his name was cleared for elevation to the High Court. “Someone from Bangalore has already beaten us in the race to the bottom. The Chief Justice has been more than willing to do the executive bidding, behind our back,” he wrote. The inquiry against Judge Bhatt has reportedly been dropped after Justice Chelameswar’s letter. “If the government had any reservations or misgivings about (Bhatt’s) nomination, it could have sent back the recommendation for our continued on page 7 SC collegium breaks tradition In an apparent effort to ward off criticism of opaqueness, the Supreme Court collegium has broken tradition by interacting with 12 lawyers and trial court judges recommended for appointment as permanent judges in the Calcutta and Madhya Pradesh High Courts. The SC collegium, comprising CJI Dipak Misra and seniormost judges J Chelameswar and Ranjan Gogoi, created history of sorts by conducting an informal interview of the persons shortlisted by the respective High Court collegiums. The collegium also recommended Justice Ramendra Jain, additional judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, to be appointed as a permanent judge in the same court. — PTI exams because multiple papers have been leaked, or apprehend the ones involved and not hold any re-exam. Also, there is no guarantee the re-examination papers won’t be leaked," said one of the protesters. Targeting the BJP government for “consistent leaks across all spheres”, the Congress demanded that HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and CBSE chairperson Anita Karwal be sacked and a probe by a High Court judge be ordered. Karwal said the decision was in favour of students. Congress’ Randeep Surjewala alleged that an exam mafia was being “promoted by the government”. He referred to the Short Service Commission exam papers similarly leaked. Javadekar called the paper leak “unfortunate” and said the culprits would not be spared. He also said the exam system would be made “foolproof.” Meanwhile, the police have scanned 40 mobile numbers on which the question papers Anna ends fast after six days AAP MP floats ‘Punjab Manch’ Cop killed, wife hurt in Anantnag terror attack NEW DELHI: NEW DELHI: Social activist Anna Hazare ended his six-day fast at Ramlila Maidan here on Thursday, saying he has been assured by the government that appointments of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states will be made soon. Hazare said he was giving the government six months to come good on its assurance and warned that his protest would be re-launched in September if the demands were not met. — TNS CHANDIGARH: Announcing the launch of ‘Punjab Manch’, AAP’s Patiala MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi on Thursday claimed that the Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab was now almost dead. Suspended from the party’s primary membership in 2015, he reiterated that he would not quit AAP He said the Manch . could evolve into a political party in due course of time and work towards a “strong federal India”. — TNS Anantnag, March 29 Special Police Officer Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh was killed and his wife grievously injured when militants barged into their house in the Bijbehara area of Anantnag Thursday evening and opened fire. The couple was rushed to hospital at Bijbehara where Sheikh was declared “brought dead” and his wife Fahmeeda was referred to Srinagar. “The woman is grievously injured. We hope she survives,” a doctor said. Following the shootout, security forces reached Kathsoo village and a cordon was laid to nab the attackers. In Czaancer village of Kulgam were sent. A private tutor, who runs a coaching centre, said the leaked maths paper was shown to him by a student so he instructed them to prepare accordingly. DCP Joy Tirki said the Class X (maths) paper was sent to 24 students of government and private schools on WhatsApp. Special Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) RP Upadhyay said: “Both Class X (maths) and Class XII (economics) papers were available before the exam dates.” — PTI district, madrasa teacher Sayar Ahmad Wani was shot at by militants while he was returning home from a mosque. “He was shot multiple times in the legs. He was rushed to Kulgam district hospital and then to Srinagar for specialised treatment,” a police official said. His condition was said to be stable. In Kulgam, a civilian was injured as militants opened fire. Meanwhile, a civilian was injured in alleged firing by security forces during protests that erupted following rumours about killing of a militant at Ahgam village in South Kashmir’s Shopian district. — TNS
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