23012019-TTC-01.qxd 1/23/2019 1:32 AM Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | vol.3 no.23 | 24 pages | ~4.50 | regd.no.chd/0006/2018-2020 established in 1881 | wednesday, january 23,2019 NINE PM ASPIRANTS AT OPPN SHOW: SHAH PAGE 7 SOON, INDIA TO BECOME 2ND LARGEST OIL-DEMAND CENTRE PAGE 12 /thetribunechd KOHLI SWEEPS ICC AWARDS Virat Kohli becomes the first cricketer ever to win ICC’s top three player of the year awards. Besides, he was named captain of the ICC Test and ODI teams of the year AWARDS HE WON ICC CRICKETER OF THE YEAR ICC TEST CRICKETER OF THE YEAR ICC ODI CRICKETER OF THE YEAR TOP RUN-GETTER IN TESTS AS WELL AS ODIs IN 2018 1,322 1,202 11 Runs he scored in 13 Tests at an average of 55.08 Runs he amassed in 14 ODIs at an average of 133.55 Number of centuries he notched up across formats last year RONALDO FINED FOR TAX FRAUD ❝ Ronaldo has pleaded guilty to tax fraud. Agrees to pay €19m fine Charged with hiding income from image rights during his stint with Real Madrid Received a 2-yr suspended sentence, which was reduced to a fine by court To be rewarded in this manner is a very proud moment for me and something that gives you more motivation to keep repeating the same things because you have to keep the standard of cricket up and keep bringing in consistent performances. — Virat Kohli PAGE 14 Kartarpur: India suggests dates for talks in Delhi New Delhi, January 22 A day after Islamabad shared the draft agreement related to opening of the Kartarpur corridor, India today shared the coordinates of the zero point (crossing point) of the corridor along the International Border with Pakistan. India has proposed two set of dates — February 26 and March 7 — for visit of Pakistan delegation to New Delhi to discuss modalities, the Ministry of External Affairs said. In its draft agreement, Pakistan had appointed its Director-General (South Asia & SAARC) Dr Mohammad Faisal as the focal person for leading discussions. It had requested Delhi to appoint its focal person and send a delegation to Islamabad for negotiations. However, the MEA today proposed New Delhi as the venue for talks. —TNS PAGE 15 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com We ended loot, Cong did nothing: PM Shahira Naim QUESTIONS INTENT The disease had been diagnosed, but the treatment was not honestly pursued…things could have changed long ago had there been good intent. Tribune News Service Varanasi, January 22 Prime Minister Narendra Modi today accused the Congress of allowing the loot of 85 paise out of every rupee of honest taxpayers’ money earmarked for development. Addressing the 15th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), Modi, without naming former PM Rajiv Gandhi, said the ex-PM was aware of the fact that 85 paise out of every rupee meant for development vanished without percolating down to the people. Hitting out at the Congress for not exhibiting any intent to check corruption, Modi said, “The disease had been diagnosed, but the treatment was ❝ Narendra Modi, PM PM Narendra Modi addresses the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention at Varanasi. PTI not honestly pursued…things could have changed long ago had there been good intent.” Claiming that the entire money meant for development had been reaching the people during his rule, Modi said the situation had been Saurabh Malik Suhail A Shah Anantnag, January 22 Three militants, one of them the younger brother of a 2012batch IPS officer, Inam-ulHaq, were killed in a gunfight in Shopian, South Kashmir, today. They were identified as Amir Ahmad Dar of Chidipora, Shoaib Ahmad Shah of Shirmal and Shamsul Haq of Dragad. The latter was pursuing a degree in Unani medicine and surgery when he took to arms in May 2018. An official said the police had prior information about a militant hideout in Heff Shirmal which was searched a couple of times but in vain. "Today, the militants opened fire when the area was being sealed. A gunfight ensued, which lasted a few hours. The militants were neutralised." MEDICAL STUDENT Studying Unani medicine, Shamsul Haq, 23, joined the militants in May last, months after seven militants were killed in a gunfight in his house in Dragad village. “I remember the efforts made by his brother and other family members to try and bring him back to the mainstream but he met a sad end today,” tweeted former DGP SP Vaid. As locals, carrying stones, thronged the encounter site, they were chased away by the forces. Five persons, including four scribes, sustained pellet injuries. “We will look into the matter. These are the least number of injuries during an encounter in Shopian in the past many years,” a police officer said. SHOWING THE WAY TO PUNJAB POLICE Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 22 In a judgment that will change the way drug peddlers are dealt with, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today took upon itself the task of guiding the Punjab Police by issuing 25 “mandatory” directions for eradicating the drug menace, virtually rapping the state for not doing enough. The commandments include directions to the DGP to revamp, restructure and strengthen the special task force (STF) and deployment of cops in mufti from 8 am to 6 pm in the vicinity of educational institutions to nab suppliers. The Bench directed the state, through the DGP to , register cases against kingpins under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Referring to news reports Mandatory chapter on drug abuse and illicit trafficking in syllabus for Class XI and XII students Awareness drives, using the media and Internet; DC to be nodal officer Latest kits for investigating officers and periodic refresher course for police on probe procedure During raids, Drug Inspector to be accompanied by an officer not below the rank of ACP Sushil Manav Tribune News Service YOUNG ACHIEVER: President Ram Nath Kovind gives Rashrtiya Bal Puraskar to Hisar mountaineer Shivangi Pathak in New Delhi on Tuesday. MUKESH AGGARWAL BACK PAGE Book Syed Shuja over hack charge, says EC CONG, BJP SPAR ❝ There should be an inquiry into the charges. Chandigarh, January 22 Extremely distressed over the cancellation of furlough to her husband, former Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, his wife Sneh Lata has told her son Ajay, his wife Naina and grandsons Dushyant and Digvijay not to touch her body after she is dead. In a video, that has gone viral, she is seen on a hospital bed. “Everyone knows they (Dushyant and Digvijay) are behind the cancellation of furlough. The manhandling of Chautala Sahib at INLD's Gohana rally (on October 7, 2018) is an open secret. They wanted to inflict bodily injury on their grandfather but he ABHAY SNAPS TIES ■ Abhay Chautala has sev- ered family ties with his elder brother Ajay Chautala and his family. Addressing mediapersons in Jind on Tuesday, he said so far he had only political differences with his brother ■ INLD has sought a Home Ministry probe into “conspiracy” behind cancellation of party supremo Om Prakash Chautala’s furlough was saved by someone,” she is heard saying, amid sobs. “... If I die tomorrow, these four persons (Dushyant, Digvijay, Ajay and Naina) should not touch my body. They should not even see my body,” she All addicts in prisons to be registered and compulsorily sent for de-addiction adds, breaking down again. In another video, while praising Abhay for taking care of her, she blames her daughter-inlaw Naina, Dabwali MLA, for "ruining" the family. The latter, addressing an election rally in Jind's Pandu Pindara village on Tuesday, while alleging her sons were being hounded by “certain persons," asked: "If the people of Haryana love Dushyant and Digvijay, are they to be blamed? Have you ever heard somebody cursing her sons and grandsons?” Breaking into tears, she made an ardent appeal to the people to vote for Digvijay. "My grief is genuine. I am not crying to manipulate votes for my son," she claimed. continued on page 7 The SC and the law say there should be an FIR. It is your (govt) responsibility. Punjab slipping on healthcare Kapil Sibal, CONGRESS LEADER Spends barely 25 pc of what it did four decades ago what capacity was ❝ Inpresent at the event?... Sibal Is the Cong-sponsored event designed to defame Indian democracy. Ravi Shankar Prasad, UNION MINISTER PAGE 7 communicate with any device through wireless communication. All versions of ECI-EVMs were regularly and rigorously tested against low to high wireless frequencies, it asserted. Meanwhile, the Electronics Corporation of India said Shuja had neither been on its rolls nor associated in the design of EVMs between 2009-2014. Vishav Bharti Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 22 Till the eighties, Punjab healthcare was considered the best in the country, until the state decided to turn a facilitator instead of service provider. This cost the people of the state dear. According to experts, whether per capita availability of health institutions in the public sector or availability of staff —including doctors, nurses and paramedics— Punjab was rated one of the best states in the country. AILING SERVICES Year 1970-71 1983-84 1993-94 2006-07 2018-19 Amount spent (in ~) 9.86 crore 88.46 crore 222.91 crore 689.02 crore 4,011 crore %age of Budget 11.10 10.66 5.51 3.72 3.10 “In the nineties, the state took its first step towards privatisation, establishing Pun- Today’s issue is of 24 pages, including four-page Jobs and Careers and four-page Jalandhar Tribune. Police to ensure minors not served drugs, alcoholic beverages at bars, restaurants and through vends; ACP to visit every medical shop within 24 hours to check supply of drugs to minors State to develop special, ACP to personally monitor mobile, anti-peddling cases registered under squads; jails to have NDPS Act to plug sniffer dogs to check visitors and loopholes during inquiry packages for drugs JIND BYPOLL Sneh Lata, daughter-in-law Naina blame each other New Delhi, January 22 The Election Commission of India today asked Delhi Police to file an FIR against self-proclaimed cyber expert Syed Shuja, who claimed he was part of the electronic voting machine (EVM) design team and that machines being used in India could be hacked. Separately, a team of technical experts comprising Prof DT Shahani, Prof Emeritus, IIT Delhi, Prof Rajat Moona, Director, IIT Bhilai, and Prof DK Sharma, Prof Emeritus, IIT Bombay, reconfirmed to the ECI that the EVMs were stand-alone machines designed to connect only amongst ECI-EVM units (ballot unit, control unit and VVPAT) through cables that remain in full public view, and there was no mechanism to changed with the help of technology. He said a sum of Rs 5.8 lakh crore was transferred directly into the bank accounts of beneficiaries under various schemes. Had the old arrangement continued, Rs 4.5 lakh crore of this amount would have vanished into thin air by now. Listing another achievement of his government, he said he had managed to eliminate around 7 crore fictitious beneficiaries who had been availing benefits under various government schemes. IPS officer’s brother HC commandments on war on drugs among 3 ultras shot Punjab DGP to revamp & strengthen STF, cops in mufti around schools Chautala family feud gets murkier Tribune News Service FRANCO-GERMAN PACT GIVES EUROPE HOPE PAGE 13 jab Health Systems Corporation, getting a loan of Rs 422 crore from the World Bank,” says Dr Pyara Lal Garg, who then headed a government doctors' association. "As per the agreement, the state was to get Rs 60 crore annually. Of the total loan amount, the government spent Rs 277 crore on constructing buildings and the rest for purchasing equipment, which later turned into junk," says Dr Garg. With the setting up of the health corporation, the state government continued on page 7 Every prisoner entering jail to be tested for addiction and to be de-addicted, if need be carried in The Tribune, the Bench of Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Harinder Singh Sidhu asserted: “It is intriguing to note that students are getting the prohibited drugs, but the police is not in position to catch hold of kingpins and peddlers”. Asserting that the menace had attained alarming proportions, the Bench gave the state six months to establish rehab centres in each district, ensuring basic necessities to inmates, including board and lodging and counselling. The directions came on appeals by Baljinder Singh and Khushi Khan against Patiala Special Court order convicting and sentencing them in September, 2011 to 12 years' imprisonment. Acquitting them, the Bench asserted the court’s prime concern was continued on page 7 “Imagine a population more than the total population of countries like the UK, France or Italy existed only on paper, thus draining resources of the country,” he said. These measures to check corruption under his rule were just a tip of the iceberg of the “New India” his rule had brought in, he said. Talking about measures like e-passport, e-visa and simplified procedure to acquire PIO card or upgrade it to OCI card, PM Modi said such measures would help NRIs to actively participate in the change towards “New India”. “We are in the process of relaxing norms as regards passport and visa. continued on page 7 Mohali cops grill UP don Ansari in extortion case Mohali, January 22 The police today brought donturned-politician Mukhtar Ansari on production warrant from Uttar Pradesh in connection with an extortion case. According to sources, the five-time BSP MLA from Mau had allegedly called up a local realtor and demanded Rs 10 crore. A case under Sections 386 (extortion) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC was registered at the Mataur police station. “The police have brought Ansari from Banda Jail,” said a police official. The police produced Ansari in a local court, which remanded him in two-day police custody. SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal said: “His interrogation is on. We are also looking at his involvement in some other case registered in our area.” — TNS
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).