05082018-TTC-01.qxd 05-08-2018 01:19 Page 1 123 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | vol.2 no.215 | 28 pages | ~5.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2018-2020 established in 1881 sunday, august 5,2018 IMRAN MAY TAKE OATH ON PAK INDEPENDENCE DAY PAGE 19 THE HIGHS & ILLEGAL HIGHS OF THE PHARMA HUB PAGES 10-11 /thetribunechd INSIDE Major Gogoi may face action on two counts New Delhi: Army Maj Leetul Gogoi, who was seen with a Kashmiri woman in a Srinagar hotel on May 23, is likely to be indicted on two counts — one for being away from his place of posting and the other for fraternising with a local woman — which is not allowed under the Army policy. PAGE 6 JUST ONE WIN AWAY Washington: India has become the third Asian country after Japan and South Korea to get the Strategic Trade Authorisation-1 (STA-1) status after the US issued a federal notification to this effect, paving the way for hightechnology product sales to New Delhi, particularly in civil space and defence sectors. BACK PAGE Local bodies’ polls Intruder drives into ex-CM in J&K from Sept 7 Farooq’s house, shot dead Panchayat elections between Oct-Dec Was unarmed IRansacked house IMagisterial probe on Tribune News Service Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu booked a second successive World Championships final spot on Saturday, defeating Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in the semifinals at Nanjing, China. She will face Olympics champion Carolina Marin of Spain on Sunday. PAGE 20 SINDHU’S MEDALS Sindhu already has 3 World Championships medals SILVER 2017, Glasgow BRONZE 2014, Copenhagen 2013, Guangzhou Digital payments get more appeal Pilot project for states to give incentives under GST approved New Delhi, August 4 The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Saturday approved a pilot project in which states can volunteer to roll out incentives for digital transactions through Rupay card and BHIM app. The 29th meeting of the GST Council also decided to set up a Group of Ministers to look into the procedures /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Arteev Sharma In snub to China, India given US special status INCENTIVE FOR TRANSACTIONS Under the incentive scheme for digital transactions, 20 per cent of the GST paid with a cap of ~100 will be returned as cashback to the consumer using Bhim app or Rupay card. and tax issues to provide relief to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises sector. In the initial phase of the pilot project, four-five states would be participating. For the rollout, the software has to be developed as the cashback has to happen on the day after the transaction. — TNS Jammu, August 4 The urban local body (ULB) elections in Jammu and Kashmir will begin on September 7 and the entire electoral process will be completed within a month. Similarly, the elections to panchayats across the state are to be held between October and December. Sources said the ULB elections were scheduled to start from September 7 and the process would be completed by October 7. “The panchayat elections are slated to begin immediately after the ULB polls and the process is to be completed by the first week of December,” they said. The state Election Department, it is learnt, has decided to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) for conducting the ULB polls instead of ballot boxes, while ballot boxes would be used for the panchayat elections. In the run-up to the ULB polls, the Election Department on Saturday published the draft electoral rolls for the municipal corporations, councils and committees. Claims and objections can be filed from August 4 to 13, special camp days will be How Gandhi shaped Jallianwala memorial His offer to sell Sabarmati Ashram proved turning point, lifted fear from mind Vishav Bharti Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 4 In the run-up to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre centenary, the story that resonates most is that of the oppressive fear of the British brutality. Such was the scare in 1919 that people desisted from contributing for a memorial to the hundreds of dead. It was Mahatma Gandhi’s offer to sell Sabarmati Ashram that proved to be the turning point. This fact has been documented in various works of history, including ‘Punjab: A History from Aurangzeb to Mountbatten’ and Mahatma’s biography ‘Mohandas’ by his grandson Rajmohan Gandhi. Rajmohan Gandhi told The Tribune that Mahatma Gandhi’s offer proved to be a Denying leave for third child illegal Nainital, August 4 The Uttarakhand High Court has come to the rescue of a government servant who was denied maternity leave for her third child, terming a state government rule to this effect “unconstitutional”. Justice Rajiv Sharma said denial of leave was against the letter and spirit of the Constitution. The court said the rule went against Article 42, which provides for “just and humane conditions of work and maternity relief”, and the Maternity Benefit Act. — PTI EUROPE BUKOVINIAN STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY 75 YEARS OLD GOVERNMENT UNIVERSITY Rec. by Medical Council of India Rank 1 - LOW FEE - NO DONATION Indian Food, 1800 Indian Students Only Foreign University with Separate Girls Hostel ELIGIBILITY- NEET MARKS 119 (GENERAL), 96 (OBC/SC/ST) The MD House (Dr. Sunil Sharma) SCO 76 , 1ST FLOOR , SECTOR 20-C , CHANDIGARH 92163-23222 www.themdhouse.com FEW SEATS LEFT game-changer. He travelled in Punjab from October 24, 1919 for over two months mainly to gather facts about the massacre. “In 1919, Punjabis were outraged by Jallianwala but also cautious about provoking the Empire, which is why for a while they hesitated to contribute to a memorial. It is not easy now (when criticising the British is such an easy exercise) to imagine the pall of fear that covered India in 1919. As (Jawaharlal) Nehru put it in his ‘Discovery of India’, one of Gandhi’s greatest achievements was to remove that fear from the average Indian’s mind,” he said. At the end of October 1919, soon after the ban on his entry was removed, Mahatma Gandhi arrived in 13 COMMEMORATES JALLIANWALA BAGH CENTENARY The man who dared to give bad news Lahore to learn about what had happened in the province. Dissatisfied with the Hunter Committee’s terms of reference, the Congress had named its own inquiry committee, of which Gandhi was a member. “One seething mass of humanity” greeted him at the Lahore railway station. In Amritsar, he was honoured at the Golden Temple and taken to a mosque thronged by members of all communities. During his Punjab tour, he sought funds for a Jallianwala memorial, not, Gandhi underlined, to engender “illwill or hostility to anyone”, but as “a symbol of the people’s grief”: and a reminder of “the sacrifices, through death, of the innocent”. continued on page 7 Panel for localisation of cloud storage data ‘Buffalo thief thrashed to death’ in Palwal Wants it stored in India, in blow to tech giants Tribune News Service NEW DELHI, August 4 A panel working on the government’s cloud computing policy wants data generated in India to be stored within the country, according to its draft report. The proposal could deal a blow to global technology giants such as Amazon and Microsoft which offer such services. It could not only raise their costs because they will need to ramp up the number and size of data storage centres in India, where power costs remain high, but at least some of those increases are likely to be passed onto customers. The policy will be the latest in a series of proposals that seek to spur data localisation in India, as the government finalises an overarching data protection law. Local data continued on page 7 Gurugram, August 4 A 25-year-old unidentified youth was allegedly thrashed to death at Bahrola village in Palwal while he was reportedly trying to steal a buffalo. The incident led to tension as rumours of cow smuggling and mob lynching went around along with some fabricated videos. However, the police claimed the man was attacked by three brothers living in the house and was part of a three-member gang who had come to steal buffaloes. “The thief was in his undergarments with the body smeared with oil, hinting that he was part of a gang active in the area,” said Palwal SP Wasim Aqram. “This is not a case of lynching, but homicide by the house inmates.” One of the brothers has been arrested. CLOUD COMPUTING ■ Refers to the provision of soft- ware, storage and other services to customers from remote data centres ■ It allows companies to use programmes at lower costs as programmes and data are not stored at customer’s data centres, or on desktops ■ Many Indian businesses store data on cloud servers located outside the country ■ Indian public cloud services market is set to more than double to $7 billion by 2022 AT EDGBASTON, 200 IS NOT ENOUGH PAGE 20 Today’s issue is of 28 pages, including six-page Spectrum. 78 CIVIC BODIES ■ J&K has 78 municipal corporations, councils and committees ■ Last municipal elections were conducted in 2005 and ULBs completed their five-year term in March 2010 ■ EVMs would be used this time for SeptemberOctober polls PANCHAYATS IN STATE ■ State has 4,490 panchayats —2,369 in Kashmir, 2,121 in Jammu ■ There are 35,096 panch wards — 18,785 in Kashmir, 16,311 in Jammu ■ Last elections were held in 2011, conducted after a gap of almost 33 years ■ Elected panchayats completed five-year term in July 2016 ■ Ballot boxes will be used this time held from August 5, while the disposal of claims will be done on August 12. The rolls will be updated on August 28. Amir Karim Tantray Tribune News Service Jammu, August 4 A 26-year-old man was shot dead after he forcibly drove into the residence of former chief ministers Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar, both Z-Plus protectees, and ransacked the house of the National Conference leaders in Bathindi area on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Murfad Shah, a college student hailing from Mendhar in Poonch district. He was currently residing in Chinore, located on the outskirts of Jammu city. The police said the incident occurred between 9.30 am and 9.45 am and the man was unarmed. No arms or ammunition were recovered from his vehicle either, they said. Jammu SSP Vivek Gupta said Murfad rammed his Mahindra XUV-500 into the front gate of the Abdullahs’ residence, continued to drive recklessly and reached the inner lawn. The father-son duo was not in the house. “A CRPF man posted on the gate received minor injuries as Murfad drove in forcibly. He stopped his vehicle in the lawn and got involved in a scuffle with CRPF men, who CRPF reinforcements deployed at the house of Farooq Abdullah after the forced entry in an SUV (right) at Bathindi in Jammu on Saturday. INDERJEET SINGH tried to overpower him. He then ran inside the house and started ransacking the lobby before the CRPF men shot him dead,” the SSP said. The deceased’s father, Amzad Hussain Shah, said Murfad had left the house around 5.15 am for the gym in Parade area. “I am clueless about why and how he reached Farooq Abdullah’s residence. But even if he had entered the house, why wasn’t he caught alive? Where was the need to just shoot him dead when he was unarmed?” asked Amzad Hussain, who owns Shah Gun House. He raised several questions on the police theory and demanded a probe. The deceased’s sister, Shafia, too reached the spot and raised a hue and cry. Unaware that Murfad had died, she threatened to set herself afire if he “succumbed to bullet injuries”. The Jammu Deputy Commissioner has ordered a magisterial inquiry. The NC has demanded an NIA probe.
The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising four eminent persons as trustees.
The Tribune, the largest selling daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
The English edition apart, the 133-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).