28042018-TTC-01.qxd 28-04-2018 01:17 Page 1 13 established in 1881 saturday,april 28, 2018 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 2 no. 116 | 26 pages | ~5.00 | regd. no. chd/0006/2018-2020 /thetribunechd /thetribunechd Modi, Xi pitch for healthier ties Key to maintaining world peace, stability; PM offers to host informal meet Wuhan, April 27 Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday held multiple meetings as part of a two-day informal summit to “solidify” the India-China relationship and exchanged views on how the two countries can work together for the benefit of their people and the world. The summit in Wuhan is being seen as an effort by India and China to rebuild trust and improve ties that were hit by the 73-day Doklam standoff last year. PM Modi who arrived in the central Chinese city early on Friday began talks soon after President Xi accorded him a grand welcome at the Hubei Provincial Museum. PM Modi and Xi, who will have more substantive talks on Saturday, said healthy Sino-India ties were imperative to maintaining peace and stability in the world. “The two leaders had a one-on-one meeting during which they exchanged views on solidifying our bilateral relationship,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. PM Modi and Xi held delegation-level talks accompanied by six top officials from each side. Xi also hosted a banquet for PM Modi at the state guest house by the famous East Lake. During the talks, PM Modi offered to host the next Life term to 3 in Apna Ghar case Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping visit an exhibition at Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan. AFP informal summit with Xi in India next year. “I’ll be happy, if in 2019, we can have such informal summit in India,” PM Modi told Xi. The Chinese President said: “I believe in the future, we will meet in format like this, from time to time. I look forward to in-depth communication with your Excellency, and ensure we can build common understanding and help to take the China-India relationship to the next level.” PM Modi hailed the cen- turies-old Sino-India ties. He underscored the importance of people-to-people contact through “STRENGTH — Spirituality; Tradition, Trade and Technology; Relationship; Entertainment (movies, art, dances etc.); Nature conservation; Games; Tourism and Health and Healing”. PM Modi said the people of India felt proud that President Xi has twice received him out of the capital. “I’m perhaps the first Prime Minister of India, for whom you Historic step One was studying in Jalandhar, the other in Patiala Aparna Banerji and Gagan Teja Tribune News Service North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (left) with South Korean President Moon Jae-in cross over military demarcation line at the border village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone on Friday. The two agreed to pursue a permanent peace treaty and complete denuclearisation of their divided peninsula. REUTERS PAGE 19 Pay sanitation staff Indu Malhotra as much as IAS takes oath as apex officers: Paswan court judge Jaswanti Devi 323, 120 B read with 374 and 506 of IPC for rape, causing hurt and criminal intimidation. Satish was awarded life term under Sections 376 (2) (c), 120 B read with 374 IPC and Section 23 of Juvenile Justice Act for taking advantage of his official position and raping an inmate. Sentences of Jaswanti’s daughter Sushma alias Simmi, Satish’s cousin Sheela and Veena, a counsellor at Apna Ghar were set off against the time they have already spent in prison. 8 Naxals killed in Chhattisgarh encounter PAGE 9 Xi as saying. “China and India are both important engines for global growth and we are central pillars for promoting a multipolar and globalised world. A good China-India relationship is an important and positive factor for maintaining peace and stability in the world,” he added. Xi’s comments assume significance as it came at a time when the US and other major economies have taken a number of protectionist measures. — Agencies London, April 27 A UK court on Friday admitted the bulk of evidence submitted by the CBI against Vijay Mallya in connection with his ongoing extradition trial, giving a boost to India’s efforts to bring back the embattled liquor baron to face charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to around Rs 9,000 crore. The 62-year-old businessman, who appeared in the Westminister Magistrate’s Court here, had his £650,000 bail extended until the next date of hearing on July 11. When the court reconvenes, oral submissions will be made on closing arguments to be submitted in writing to Judge Emma Arbuthnot over the next two months. The judge is then expected to indicate plans for a verdict in the case at the next hearing. During the hearing, the judge initially seemed reluctant to allow another hearing, being requested by Mallya’s defence team. “So, you want a hearing for the press,” she said responding to Mallya’s counsel Ben Watson pointing out the significant public and media interest in the case. “That is extremely unfair,” responded Watson, adding that the defence team needed an opportunity to respond to some of the additional mate- New Delhi: Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday pitched for parity in the wages of the sanitation staff and IAS officers. At a meeting of the labour wing of his Lok Janshakti Party, he sought the practice of cleaning sewers and drains manually be declared a crime. “The PM has done 'historic' work by emphasising on cleanliness. But those actually doing the work continue to live in pitiable conditions.If we have to give respect to sanitation workers, if we believe in dignity of labour, then their salaries should not be less than that of IAS officers,” the LJP chief said. PTI Vijay Mallya. AP/ PTI rial presented by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on behalf of the Indian Government. The judge classified the additional material handed in by the Indian side as “very helpful indeed” and said it was all admissible, except an email which the defence claimed was privileged interaction between Mallya and his lawyer. The CBI gave documents related to a case against former IDBI Bank deputy managing director BK Batra, who was referred to in court as a new “villain” of sorts. As per the Indian authorities, Batra reportedly colluded with Mallya in sanctioning some of the loans to the nowdefunct Kingfisher Airlines without following due diligence procedures. — PTI SC stays trial in Kathua case till May 7 Tribune News Service New Delhi, April 27 Faced with demands from victim’s family and accused for shifting of trial and investigation respectively, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed the trial in the Kathua gang rape and murder case till May 7. While the biological father of the victim has sought transfer of the trial from Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir to Chandigarh, the accused have demanded that the probe be taken away from the state police and handed over to the CBI. Amid a heated exchange between lawyers representing various parties, a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said it would consider both pleas on May 7, the next date of hearing. The order comes a day after it hinted at transferring the case from Kathua if there was the “slightest possibility” of lack of fair trial. The victim from a nomadic community had disappeared from near her home in a village in Kathua on January 10. Her body was found in the same locality a week later. The Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police probed the case and filed a charge sheet against seven and a separate one against a juvenile in a court in Kathua district last week. 2 J&K students picked up by T’gana’s Anudeep Delhi’s Cyber Crime Cell tops UPSC exam Tribune News Service Panchkula, April 27 The special CBI court in Panchkula on Friday awarded life term to three persons in the Rohtak Apna Ghar sexual abuse case. Special CBI Judge Jagdeep Singh awarded life term to Jaswanti Devi, who ran Rohtak’s Apna Ghar — an NGO for destitute children, her son-in-law Jai Bhagwan and a driver, Satish. Jaswanti Devi’s brother Jaswant Singh was awarded seven years imprisonment. Five other accused will not go to jail as the sentences of three had been undergone and two had been released on probation. Jaswanti Devi was awarded life imprisonment under Section 109 read with 376 IPC, 120 B read with 374 IPC, Sections 4 and 5 of Immoral Traffic Act, 323, 374, 506 of IPC and Section 23 of Juvenile Justice Act for rape, immoral trafficking, causing hurt and unlawful compulsory labour. Jai Bhagwan was awarded life term under Sections 376, have come out of the capital (Beijing) twice to receive,” PM Modi said, referring to his visit to Xi’an in 2015. Xi told PM Modi that their meeting opens a new chapter for bilateral ties. He emphasised the two sides should look at the big picture of China-India relationship from a strategic angle. “The friendship between the two countries should continue to grow like the Yangtze and Ganges flowing forward forever,” China’s state-run CCTV quoted Mallya extradition: UK court admits evidence by CBI New Delhi: Senior advocate Indu Malhotra was on Friday administered the oath of office as a Supreme Court judge by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, making her the first woman lawyer to enter the top judiciary directly. Malhotra was administered the oath of office and secrecy at a ceremony held at court number 1 in the apex court. She is only the seventh woman judge in the history of the Supreme Court. At present, the Supreme Court is functioning with only 24 judges against a sanctioned strength of 31. Indu Malhotra’s appointment will take the number of judges in the Supreme Court to 25. TNS Today’s issue consists of 26 pages, including four-page The Tribune Trends. Rajpura/Jalandhar, April 27 Two students from Kashmir were arrested by a special team of Delhi’s Cyber Crime Cell on Friday. Adil Hussain, who hails from Anantnag, is a student of St Soldier Management and Technical Institute, Jalandhar, and Shahid Malla is enrolled with Aryans College of Engineering, Patiala. They are believed to be members of an “antinational” group of hackers. Hussain (21), a final year BCA student, was picked up from near his PG in Mitthu Basti. He had been residing there with friends, also from Kashmir. He was to appear for exams on May 2. The police have taken away his laptop, pen drive and cellphone. The operation caught the Jalandhar police off guard. Anyesh Roy, DCP Delhi , Cyber Crime Cell, said: “Investigations into hacking and anti-national activities have led us to Hussain and Malla. They hacked over 500 sites, including government sites, one of them of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank. The list is long. Also, they were posting anti-national content on the social media and elsewhere on the web.” Shocked at Hussain’s arrest, Manhar Arora, MD of St Soldier Group of Institutions, said: “He was always on his computer. No one noticed anything suspicious about him. We take students after due verification. We have been flooded with calls from anxious Kashmiri students.” The institution has 150 of them. An equally stunned BS Sidhu, Director, Aryans College of Engineering, said Malla had not been attending classes since the past few months. He had been told he had returned from Kashmir a few weeks ago. “But he did not attend college.” DSP Rajpura KK Panthey said the Delhi team had officially informed the local police they were in Rajpura for investigations and were taking Malla to Delhi. Haryana’s Sachin Gupta ranked third New Delhi, April 27 Indian Revenue Service officer Durishetty Anudeep has topped the civil services 2017 examination. The results were announced on Friday. Anu Kumari and Sachin Gupta stood second and third. Anudeep, an OBC candidate from Metpally in Telangana, is posted in Hyderabad. Gupta belongs to Sirsa in Haryana. He is now working as Assistant Director in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. His elder brothers are wholesale traders. He had his schooling from DAV School, Sirsa, and did engineering from Thapar University, Patiala. A total of 990 candidates, 750 men and 240 women, have been recommended by the commission for appointment to various central government services — 476 from the general category, 275 from the OBC category, 165 from SC and 74 from the SC category. The recommended candidates also include 29 physically disabled persons. Saumya Sharma with a hearing impairment has been placed at overall rank nine. An officer of the IRS (Customs and Central Excise) 2014 batch, Anudeep qualified the examination with Anthropology as optional subject. He is a graduate from BITS, Pilani. Anu Kumari, the topper among the women candidates, graduated with BSc (Hons) in Physics from Delhi University. — Agencies
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