14052014-TT-01.qxd 5/13/2014 10:48 PM Page 1 c m y b 13 wednesday, may 14, 2014 haryana edition chandigarh | new delhi | jalandhar | bathinda | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 134 no. 132 | 22 pages | ~4.00 INSIDE NATION Anandiben Guj CM? Gujarat Revenue Minister Anandiben Patel is believed to have emerged the consensus candidate to succeed Narendra Modi as the Chief Minister once the BJP’s prime ministerial nominee moved P12 over to Delhi. WORLD Moscow retaliates Russia will bar the United States from using Russianmade rocket engines for military satellite launches, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday, retaliating for sanctions on high-tech equipment which Washington has imposed P15 over the Ukraine crisis. Add value to your degree Commerce is a subject that every individual deals with from an early age ever since we start using our pocket money to buy goods and services or think about money matters. Today’s issue consists of 22 pages, including four-page Jobs & Careers. Govt has its way, appoints Gen Suhag as Army Chief PM-led Cabinet panel clears his name | To take over on July 31 Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 13 The government today appointed Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief. He will succeed General Bikram Singh on July 31. The name of 59-year-old Suhag was cleared by the Prime Minister-led Appointments Committee of Cabinet despite protests from within a section of the BJP . The government has followed the principle of seniority in Lt General Suhag’s appointment. He would be senior most among the Lt Generals as on July 31. Lt General Suhag, who is currently the Vice-Chief, will head the 1.4 million strong force till December 2016. Hailing from Jhajjar district, Lt General Suhag is the second Army Chief from Haryana. General VK Singh, who headed the Army from March 31, 2010 to May 31, 2012, hails from Bhiwani. A third-generation soldier Suhag’s father was in the Armoured Corps. An alumnus of Sainik School, Chittorgarh, Suhag joined the National Defence Academy in 1970 and was commissioned into 4/5 Gorkha Rifles in June 1974. A stickler for fitness, he goes for a 10-km run daily. Officers who have served with him maintain that his fitness levels shame even Army Chief General Bikram Singh with Lt General DS Suhag who has been appointed the new Chief of Army Staff. A FILE PHOTO Fitness freak ■ Lt General Suhag, who is currently the Vice-Chief, will head the 1.4 million strong force till December 2016 ■ Hailing from Jhajjar district, Suhag is a stickler for fitness and goes for a 10-km run daily. ■ Officers who have served with him maintain that his fitness levels shame even the young officers . the young officers. His hobbies include horse-riding and golf. Lt General Suhag has served in the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka where his unit was the first to be sent in 1987. He has served as Major General at the 8 Mountain Division Khumathang, controlling Kargil, Drass and Batalik along the Line of Control. He went on to command the Dimapur-based 3 Corps in the North-East before being elevated as the Eastern Army Commander. The Election Commission, to which the Army Chief’s appointment had been referred in view of the model code of conduct, gave the go-ahead to initiate the process of appointing the next Army Chief on Monday. “The model code of conduct is not applicable to any matter pertaining to the defence forces, be it recruitments or promotions...”said the poll panel. The Defence Ministry sent its recommendation to the Appointments Committee of Cabinet shortly after receiving the goahead from the Election Commission. The BJP had questioned the "political propriety" of the outgoing government to appoint the new Army Chief. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said: “The Manmohan Singh government has only 90 hours left. I leave it to their judgement of political propriety whether to appoint the new Army Chief or not when the vacancy is arising in the end of July.” In the past, Service Chiefs have been appointed almost three months in advance. Admiral DK Joshi, who recently quit, was appointed 87 days prior to his taking over, while his predecessor Admiral Nirmal Verma had an 85-day period as Chief-designate. General Bikram Singh was appointed 89 days in advance. Previous Chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne was appointed 73 days in advance, while his predecessor Air Chief Marshal PV Naik had a similar period as Chief-designate when he was appointed on March 3, 2009. FAREWELL: PM Manmohan Singh bids goodbye to the PMO staff in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI P18 Kashmir solution should satisfy majority: Omar Tribune News Service Srinagar, May 13 Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the solution of the K-issue would have to satisfy the "aspirations of the majority" of the people in the state. "You have to work out a solution which will satisfy the aspirations of a majority of people," Omar said. Nearly 67 per cent of the population in Jammu and Kashmir comprises Muslims. Omar said such a solution is "difficult to sell yet this is only way-out". The CM, who was speaking at a discussion session on the Indo-Pak back channel talks, said the Kashmir issue ❝The longevity of dialogue without any logical conclusion takes the sheen out of it. This has made people apprehensive of the success of the process.❞ Omar Abdullah, J-K CHIEF MINISTER . had "political genesis and it requires political resolution". Omar's comments came at a time when PM’s special envoy Satinder K Lambah spelled out the first possible draft of Kashmir solution worked out between India and Pakistan. Omar emphasised the need to address the "aspirations of the majority of the people of Jammu and Kashmir while finding out any political solution to the Kissue" which he maintained is not any economic problem, an official statement said. He said the "longevity of dialogue without any logical conclusion" takes the sheen out of it. "This has made people apprehensive of the success of this process," he said. Omar said the transitions in the Pakistan administration had impacted the “forward movement” in the backchannel dialogue. Exit poll drubbing: Cong Modi effect: Sensex breaches Top leaders or fringe rushes to defend Rahul 24,000 mark; rupee joins party players, all eye key posts Repoll in eight Mewat centres tomorrow Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Aditi Tandon New Delhi, May 13 After the exit poll drubbing, the Congress today went all out to absolve party vice-president Rahul Gandhi of any responsibility for the defeat. It, however, said a victory would surely be attributed to him as he was the party’s principal campaigner. The defence for Rahul in the event of a predicted electoral doom for the party came from top ministers led by Jairam Ramesh and Kamal Nath, the former being Congress’ point person for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and Rahul’s adviser. “Rahul ran an indefatigable campaign addressing around 125 rallies. He went to each state and brought spirit to our campaign. But the campaign progressed at various levels. Ultimately, it ❝Rahul ran an indefatigable Experts warn adverse poll result may see meltdown in indices campaign addressing around 125 rallies. He went to each state and brought spirit to our campaign... Ultimately, it was for the party organisation to translate the positive impact of Gandhis’ campaign into votes.❞ Jairam Ramesh, RURAL DEVELOPMENT MINISTER Strategic failure ■ The UPA government failed to publicise its policies properly ■ Modi ran a highly individualistic campaign, preventing the Congress from targeting the BJP ■ The saffron party out-funded the Congress on campaign expenditure . was for the party organisation to translate the positive impact of Gandhis’ campaign into votes,” said Jairam Ramesh, Rural Development Minister in the outgoing government continued on P13 Sanjeev Sharma Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 13 Propelled by exit polls showing Narendra Modi-led BJP and its allies heading towards forming the next government, the stock market on Tuesday continued to smash barriers. Continuing its scorching run for the third trading session in a row, the BSE Sensex crossed the 24,000-point mark for the first time in its history. In the last three sessions, the breathtaking rally has scalped close to 1,500 points and broken new record highs everyday like a knife through butter. The Sensex ended at a new closing peak of 23,871 points recording a gain of 320 points. Given the heavy foreign inflow of $1 billion into the stock markets in May alone, the rupee is also joining the party. Tracking rising A stock broker reacts as the Sensex crosses the 24,000 mark. PTI stocks, the rupee on Tuesday surged 37 paise to end at a nine-month high of 59.68 against the dollar. Markets are excited over the prospect of the Narendra Modi-led BJP forming the government as exit polls on Monday gave the NDA between 249 and 290 seats. The formation of a stable and reform-oriented govern- ment that would boost growth and the economy is firing the market’s bull run. However, the caveat now is that since the market has shot up, any adverse election result on Friday may see a huge meltdown in the indices. Brokers say the rally would now depend on the extent of the NDA win. continued on P13 Vibha Sharma Front-runners Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 13 With just two days to go before the D-day (May 16), speculations are rife over who will be included in the Narendra Modi government, if the BJP comes to power, and who will stay out to “strengthen” the party. Whatever they may say, all top BJP leaders are eyeing key posts in the government. Former party president Nitin Gadkari, it seems, is trying to make a comeback as the BJP chief. Although party president Rajnath Singh has indicated that he would not be the part of the government if the party comes to power, sources say he is a top contender for the Home Minister’s post along with senior colleagues Murli Manohar Joshi and Sushma Swaraj. For Sushma Swaraj, it can also be a toss-up between the LK Advani: Can be adjusted as the NDA chairperson with the promise of the President’s post MM Joshi: Can be a contender to become the first citizen of the country after Pranab’s tenure get over Sushma Swaraj: For her, it can be a toss-up between the External Affairs Ministry and the option of “staying” with the party organisation Rajnath Singh: Being seen as a top contender for the Union Home Minister’s post Amit Shah: Modi’s right-hand man can be adjusted as the minister of state in the Prime Minister’s Office E Sreedharan: Name of the Metro man is doing the rounds for the Railway Ministry portfolio . External Affairs Ministry and the option of “staying” with the organisation, party sources say. Though speculations are there that she can be adjusted as the Speaker continued on P13 Hawker to hacker-cracker, Haryana boy’s tech dreams soar high Microsoft offers Virender Raika, son of a labourer, whopping ~4.5-cr job for his extraordinary anti-hacking skills Hina Rohtaki Tribune News Service Panchkula, May 13 He is a golden boy who never had a silver spoon in his mouth. He had dreams, but no wings. Yet he flies high. Twenty-one-year-old Virender Raika, who worked as a hawker to fund his studies, has developed an extraordinary anti-hacking software which has earned him a plum job at global software giant Microsoft. The whopping Rs 4.5 crore annual package comes as an add-on for a lad who couldn’t go to the IIT — despite get- ting through the entrance — as he had no money Born in Pehowa village in Kurukshetra, Virender says the going was always tough. “After my father who works as a labourer fell sick, I had to take up the job of a hawker. I soon realised that the money won't suffice. So, I started giving Physics tuitions,” says the boy who was in Panchkula to interact with students. A class X topper, Virender did part-time jobs to fund his Class 12 studies. He qualified a scholarship entrance to study ahead and even got ‘Most-wanted’ by Delhi cops The Delhi police depends on Virender’s technical assistance in almost every cyber crime case. Candle-light classes In a one-room house, devoid of basic amenities and practically no power, Virender used to study in candle-light. << A jubilant Varinder Raika with his parents in Sector 20, Panchkula, on Tuesday. A TRIBUNE PHOTO through the IIT, but couldn’t pursue it due to lack of funds. Quiz him on his anti-hacking project and his eyes light up. “The idea to develop an anti-hacking system struck me while I was watching a movie. I saw a girl hacking c m y b into a system and then I thought why not develop a system that has a foolproof security. There are ways to hack into system but no permanent way to secure it. So by working on various cyber boundaries, I made an antihacking system,” says the tech-wizard. Virender gave a demo of his project through video-conferencing to a group of expert hackers at Microsoft’s branch in Hyderabad. The Chief Financial officer of the Microsoft, Peter Klein, who was keenly observing the demo online, was so impressed by Virender’s skills that he offered him a job straightaway. The Haryana boy, who is pursing his BTech from IGNOU, has been told to join in November. On his future plans, Virender says he wants to open his own company in India. “I want to do something for my country. We are so dependent on the US for technology. I want to turn the tide,” he says. Virender’s father Gyan Chand and mother Shinder still don’t know what exactly their son has developed. “We both are illiterate. We just know that Virender has got a job of 4.5 crore and companies from China and Japan are pursuing him,” says Gyan Chand. Sumedha Sharma Gurgaon, May 13 Following continuous allegations and complaints of rigging, the Election Commission today ordered re-polling in eight booths of Mewat. In a letter addressed to the district administration, the commission has asked it to make arrangements for conducting polls in these booths again on May 15. Against norms: INLD since ❝It has been a month were these false complaints filed. The local authorities have always maintained that the elections in Mewat were as per law and peaceful. Now when just two days are left for counting, this sudden repolling is against all laws and norms❞ Zakir Hussain, INLD CANDIDATE . The commission took the decision taking into account reports from the returning officer regarding complaints filed by various candidates highlighting rigging and unusually high voter percentage in Mewat.The polling will be conducted again in one station each in Sohna and Punhana and three each in Nuh and Firozpur Jhirka. The administration has started making arrangements for the same. "The polling shall be conducted in accordance with the directives of the election commission and we are making arrangements for that," said a spokesperson. Aam Aadmi Party was the first to make complaints and re-emphasise these yesterday. The party, however, is not happy with the EC decision ordering repoll. continued on P13
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