22082018-TTC-01.qxd 8/22/2018 1:38 AM Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | vol.138 no.231 | 62 pages | ~4.50 | regd.no.chd/0006/2018-2020 established in 1881 | wednesday, august 22,2018 ! late city AHMED PATEL BACK AS CONGRESS TREASURER AFTER 18 YEARS PAGE 7 RAIN-BATTERED KERALA SEEKS ~2,600-CR SPECIAL PACKAGE FROM CENTRE PAGE 9 /thetribunechd THE TRIBUNE RELIEF FUND FOR KERALA Imran wades into Sidhu controversy CHANDRAYAAN-I DATA CONFIRMS ICE PRESENCE ON MOON PAGE 19 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Malik new J&K Guv 16-YR-OLD SAURABH SHOOTS GOLD First career politician on post after Karan Singh Pak PM calls him peace ambassador Nitish confidant Arya replaces Solanki in Haryana An Appeal to Readers The flood fury of the Western Ghats has drowned the beautiful coastal state of Kerala in a sea of sorrow. The Tribune readers have always shown their magnanimity during such calamities in the past. 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While making the donation, please clearly mention your name, address and PAN number. — The Tribune Trust Chandigarh, August 21 Facing flak for embracing Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday said his visit to Pakistan was not “political” but a “warm invitation from a friend”. Coming to his support, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said those criticising Sidhu were doing a great disservice to peace in the subcontinent. “I want to thank Sidhu for coming to Pakistan for my oath-taking. He was an ambassador of peace and was given amazing love and affection by the people of Pakistan. Those in India who targeted him are doing a great disservice to peace in the subcontinent — without peace our people cannot progress,” he tweeted soon after Sidhu’s press conference in Chandigarh. “To move forward Pakistan and India must dialogue and resolve their conflicts, including Kashmir,” Khan tweeted in English and Urdu. Speaking to the media here, Sidhu said the criticism had hurt him. “During the unplanned meeting, Gen Bajwa told me of efforts being made to open the Dera Baba Nanak-Kartarpur Sahib corridor. My reaction to this was purely emotion- Those in India who targeted him are doing a great disservice to peace in the subcontinent — without peace our people cannot progress. Imran Khan, PAKISTAN PM ❝ Vajpayee paid a visit to Pakistan as a peace gesture. That was followed by Kargil war. After PM Modi went to Pakistan on an unannounced visit, we saw Pathankot attack. But did peace efforts stop? Navjot Sidhu, PUNJAB MINISTER al,” he explained. Regarding him being seated next to the PoK ‘president’, he said his seat was changed at the last minute and he did not know who sat beside him. — TNS more on page 7 Tribune News Service New Delhi, August 21 Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik was on Tuesday shifted to Jammu and Kashmir, replacing NN Vohra who held the post for 10 years. Significantly, the 72-year-old will be the first career politician to be appointed as Governor of the restive state after Karan Singh (1965-1967). Before this, the latter was Sadar-e-Riyasat after the state was annexed with the Indian Union. Incumbent Governor Vohra, who completed 10 years in June, was given an extension in view of the Amarnath Yatra which began on June 28 and is to conclude on August 26. Senior BJP leader Lalji Tandon, who replaces Malik as Bihar Governor, was a confidant of ex-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He represented the Lucknow LS seat (2009-14). In Haryana, former BJP MLA Satyadev Narayan Arya replaces Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki. A former member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly, he had successfully contested the 2010 polls from the Rajgir (Reserved) constituency. He is seen close to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. SEVEN STATES GET NEW GOVERNORS SP MALIK (JAMMU & KASHMIR) Served as MoS for Parliamentary Affairs and Tourism and held important positions in Central and UP govts Rajya Sabha MP for two terms and a Lok Sabha MP from 1989 to 1990, he was member of the UP Assembly from 1974 to 1977 Has been chairman and member of several parliamentary panels; associated with Bharatiya Kranti Dal, Lok Dal, Congress and Janata Dal and the BJP during his political career SN ARYA (HARYANA) Successfully contested the 2010 polls from the Rajgir (Reserved) constituency An eight-term Bihar MLA, was a minister in the 2010 BJP-JD(U) govt in the state He is seen close to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar S AURABH Chaudhary, 16, (L) became youngest Indian shooter to claim an Asiad gold by winning 10m air pistol finals. Abhishek Verma (R) won bronze in the event. Also, Sanjeev Rajput got silver in 50m rifle 3 positions. ASIAN GAMES MEDAL TALLY INDIA 03 03 04 10 ■ LALJI TANDON Bihar ■ BABY RANI MAURYA Uttarakhand ■ GANGA PRASAD From Meghalaya to Sikkim ■ TATHAGATA ROY From Tripura to Meghalaya ■ KAPTAN SINGH SOLANKI From Haryana to Tripura J-K WILL MISS AN ASTUTE ADMINISTRATOR Dalit leader Baby Rani Maurya, also from UP has , been appointed Uttarakhand Governor. She replaces former IPS officer KK Paul, whose term ended in July. Maurya has served as Mayor of the Agra Municipal Corporation and heads the UP Child Rights Commission. In the North-East, Governor of REPORT PAGE 20 PAGE 8 Meghalaya Ganga Prasad goes to Sikkim. He will be replaced by Tathagata Roy, now Tripura Governor, while Solanki takes his place in Tripura. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communiqué said, “The appointments will take effect from the dates the incumbents assume charge of their respective offices.” Two get death for Mandsaur rape horror Mandsaur (MP), August 21 Two months after an eightyear-old girl was raped here, a special court awarded death sentence to two men for the crime on Tuesday. Special Judge Nisha Gupta held Irfan alias Bhaiyu (20) and Asif (24) guilty and sentenced them to death under newly introduced IPC section 376DB (punishment for rape of a girl under 12 years of age by one or more persons), public prosecutor BS Thakur said. The girl was abducted on June 26 and the rapists had also tried to kill her by slitting her throat. — PTI IN BRIEF No online NEET; JEE-Main on January 31, April 30 New Delhi: The Centre has dropped its plan to conduct the NEET medical and dental entrance exam twice a year and in online mode, a senior official said. Meanwhile, the JEE-Main will be held on January 31 and April 30. PTI WhatsApp told to trace origin of fake messages New Delhi: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday told WhatsApp CEO Chris Daniels to set up a local corporate entity and find a solution to trace the origin of fake messages circulated through its platform. PTI Today’s issue is of 62 pages, including four-page Jobs and Careers six-page Chandigarh Tribune and six-page Life+Style and 24 pages additional pullout.
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