26102018-TTC-01.qxd 26-10-2018 01:21 Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | vol.2 no.296 | 18 pages | ~4.50 | regd.no.chd/0006/2018-2020 established in 1881 | friday, october 26,2018 ED CHARGESHEETS PC IN LAUNDERING CASE PAGE 13 DE NIRO, JOE BIDEN LATEST TARGETS OF SUSPECTED BOMBS IN US PAGE 15 /thetribunechd Nun heckled, told to leave priest funeral Alappuzha, October 25 Sister Anupama, who was at the forefront of protests demanding the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, was on Thursday heckled and asked by some people to leave the cemetery where the funeral of a key witness in the rape case was going on. Kuriakose Kattuthara, a priest who had also testified against Mulakkal, had been found dead under mysterious circumstances in Dasuya near Jalandhar three days ago. Nuns protest against Bishop Franco Mulakkal in Kochi. FILE Was at the forefront of protests seeking arrest of Bishop in rape case The post-mortem was held at Jalandhar and body brought to Kerala on Wednesday. At the funeral on Thursday evening, a section of the faithful protested Anupama’s presence and asked her to leave the cemetery at St Mary’s church in Pallipuram near here. Anupama, who was accompanied by other nuns, broke down and said she was “deeply hurt”. “I am from this place. I know Father Kattuthara for many years. He has seen me as his own daughter... we have only stood for truth,” she said. Kattuthara’s mysterious death comes days after Mulakkal, who was arrested and is presently out on bail, reached Jalandhar from Kerala. — PTI JAGAN REDDY INJURED IN KNIFE ATTACK PAGE 18 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com CBI chief plea in SC today No end to Haryana bus strike Agency says Verma continues to be Director, Asthana Special Director New Delhi, October 25 A day before the crucial hearing on CBI Director Alok Verma’s petition challenging the government’s order sending him on leave, NGO Common Cause on Thursday moved the Supreme Court demanding a court-monitored probe by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) into allegations of corruption against CBI officials, including Special Director Rakesh Asthana, who too has been divested of powers and sent on leave. Verma has also challenged the government’s order asking Joint Director M Nageswar Rao to take charge as acting CBI chief. A Bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice KM Joseph will take up both the petitions for hearing on Friday. At the root of the controversy is the intense infighting between Verma and his 4 IB sleuths caught near Verma house Security personnel detain for questioning two of the four IB sleuths seen outside the residence of CBI Director Alok Verma. PTI number two, Asthana. After Asthana wrote to the Central Vigilance Commissioner against Verma, the CBI registered a corruption case against its Special Director, who had to rush to the Delhi High Court for protection. The CBI on Thursday clarified that “Verma continues Another paraglider dies, in Mandi now Dharamsala, October 25 Australian paraglider Sanjay Kumar Ramdas Devarkonda died after crash-landing in the Jogindernagar area of Mandi district last evening. Around 6 pm yesterday, the police were informed that a paraglider had crashed in the area. A search was launched and the paraglider was found in the hills around Duggli after six hours of search. Devarkonda had already died. The body was taken to Tanda Medical College for an autopsy. Devarkonda was a resident of New South Wales in Australia. He was also an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holder. This is the second death of a paraglider in Himachal over the past week. The BirBilling area is scheduled to host the India Open Paragliding World Cup from October 27 to November 3. On October 23, free-flyer Kok Chang (53) of Singapore had died in an accident. He had come here to participate in the world event. — TNS to remain the CBI Director, Asthana the Special Director and Rao is looking after duties of the Director in the interim period till the time CVC looks into allegations and counter-allegations.” He termed as “false” reports that seven files had been removed. — TNS related reports p13 NewDelhi, October 25 Four men of the Intelligence Bureau were on Thursday caught outside the official residence of CBI Director Alok Verma — who has been asked to go on leave — prompting the Ministry of Home Affairs to claim they were on “routine, covert” duties in the high-security area. Sources said the four were held near Verma’s residence at 2 Janpath by Delhi Police sleuths for questioning, but the contention was reportedly denied by DCP (New Delhi) Madhur Verma. The incident apparently didn’t go down well with the IB top brass, prompting MHA officials to clarify the position, said the sources. A senior MHA official said the IB was entrusted with the responsibility of collecting intelligence on situations that continued on page 13 Longest strike ever by roadways staff extended till 29th Pradeep Sharma Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 25 Haryana Roadways employees today extended their 10day-old strike till October 29, leaving lakhs of commuters at the receiving end. The employees, who have been on strike since October 16 defying the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA), announced to extend the strike following failure of a fresh round of talks with Transport Minister Krishan Lal Panwar last night. Balwan Singh, a member of the coordination committee of the employees’ union, said the government had rejected their demand to withdraw its decision of hiring 700 private buses under the kilometre scheme. With both sides hardening their stand, there seems to be no end in sight to the longest public transport strike in the state. In 1993, a similar strike lasted a week. Even today, Chief Minister UNIONS’ MAIN DEMANDS Scrap kilometre scheme under which the Haryana govt wants private parties to run 700 buses. Unions say the move would open roadways to privatisation STICKING POINT GOVERNMENT STAND Ready to ‘put on hold’ decision to run 190 private buses tenders for which are yet to finalised, but firm on running remaining 510 buses as agreement already signed. Ready for inquiry by Vigilance Department into allotment of tenders Unions want immediate scrapping of scheme, govt says policy decision to stay Manohar Lal Khattar reiterated that introduction of the private buses did not amount to privatisation of Haryana Roadways. “The unions should not interfere in the policy matter, but focus on redressal of grievances of their members,” he asserted. “Complete transparency was adopted in the award of tenders. In a way, this is addition to the fleet as new buses would work under the overall control of the roadways,” Khattar stated. On a normal day, Haryana Roadways, with a fleet of 4,100 buses, caters to 12 lakh of the 33 lakh passengers daily. The rest have to rely on unsafe and unreliable continued on page 13 2 LeT militants shot dead in Baramulla, 4 of HM in Anantnag Man picks son,12, from school,shoots him, self Srinagar/Anantnag, October 25 A soldier was killed and another injured in a militant attack in south Kashmir’s Tral area of Pulwama district on Thursday evening, even as six militants were gunned down in two separate operations in the Valley. The militants opened fire at an Army camp at Nadar Tral, resulting in injuries to two soldiers, one of whom succumbed. His identity could not be established. Meanwhile, two Lashkar-eToiba militants were killed in a gunfight in Baramulla dis- Chandigarh, October 25 A man allegedly shot dead his 12-year-old son before killing himself in a Toyota Fortuner in which they had been travelling near Dhigtania village in Sirsa district this afternoon. Vikram Saharan (43) died on the spot while his son Dev succumbed to his injuries at the Civil Hospital, Sirsa. Saharan reportedly stopped his vehicle near Dhigtania village, closed its windows and shot his son in the head with a .32 bore licensed revolver before Soldier killed in Tral attack The encounter in Arwini led to the killing of four militants. AMIN WAR trict, while four Hizbul Mujahideen operatives were gunned down in the Arwini area of Anantnag district. In Baramulla, the gunfight took place at Athoora Kreeri village, 45 km from Srinagar. An assault and an Insas rifle were recovered from the site. Clashes erupted when youngsters tried to march towards the village. — TNS turning the revolver on himself. Police said Saharan, from Kalirawan village in Hisar, was living with his in-laws at Fefana village in Rajasthan on the border of Sirsa. He is survived by wife Sunita and daughter Mannat (6). The police said Dev, a Class 6 student, used to go to school in a bus, but today Saharan told his family that he would pick him up. They were yet to ascertain the reason behind the incident. Sources, however, said the man had a dispute with his wife. — TNS Facebook fined £500K over UKdata breach London, October 25 The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) today fined Facebook £500,000 for serious breaches of data protection law, the maximum amount it is authorised to issue. The fine by the country’s independent data watchdog related to the American social media giant’s role in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, which hit the headlines earlier this year. The ICO said between 2007 and 2014, Facebook processed the personal information of users unfairly by allowing application developers access to their information without sufficiently clear and informed consent, and allowing access even if users had not downloaded the app, but were simply “friends” with people who had. The fine has been served under the UK’s Data Protection Act, which provides a range of enforcement tools, including maximum fines of 17 million pounds or 4 per cent of global turnover. The ICO concluded that Facebook failed to keep the personal information secure in absence of suitable checks on apps and developers using its platform. These failings meant one developer, Aleksandr Kogan and his company GSR, harvested the Facebook data of up to 87 million people worldwide, without their knowledge. A subset of this data was lat- ANALYTICA LINK ■ FB ‘failed to make suitable checks on apps and developers using its platform to keep personal info secure’ ■ A developer — Aleksandr Kogan and company GSR — harvested data of up to 87 million people worldwide without their knowledge ■ Part of data was shared with organisations, including SCL Group, parent company of Cambridge Analytica ■ Group’s activities are spread across world, including India er shared with other organisations, including SCL Group, the parent company of Cambridge Analytica who were involved in political campaigning in the US. Even after the misuse of the data was discovered in 2015, Facebook did not do enough to ensure remedial action. SCL Group, a British behavioural research and strategic communication company, had announced its closure in May in the wake of the scandal. Its activities were spread worldwide, including India, where it reportedly did data analysis during election campaigns. 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