30032019-TTC-01.qxd 30-03-2019 01:23 Page 1 13 TODAY chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | vol.3 no.87 | 28 pages | ~5.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2018-2020 established in 1881 | saturday, march 30,2019 CONG VILIFIED COMMUNITY, NO SUCH THING AS HINDU TERROR: JAITLEY PAGE 7 CYCLE VALLEY: INDUSTRIALISTS FEAR THREAT TO DOMESTIC UNITS PAGE 16 /thetribunechd ! late city PREZ KOVIND IN BOLIVIA, MEETS EVO MORALES PAGE 20 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com UK court refuses bail to Nirav Now chowkidar in space too: PM PNB SCAM Says ‘substantial grounds’ he may not surrender Scoffs at ‘U-turn Babu’ Naidu & KCR for ‘obsession’ with astrology MAHA BALLOT 2019 ■ Sources in the ED and CBI say India is a step closer to getting fugitive Indian diamond merchant extradited ■ A three-member team led by a Joint-Director-level officer was in London court when his bail plea was heard on Friday ■ It presented fresh evidence that led to rejection of Nirav’s bail plea for the second time well as the offer to meet stringent electronic tag restrictions on their client’s movements failed to convince her to grant bail. She set Modi’s next remand hearing for April 26 via videolink from jail. “This is a case of substantial fraud, with loss to a bank in India objects to Khalistan elements on Pak panel Tribune News Service The Congress has fielded exTelecom Minister Sukh Ram’s grandson Ashray Sharma(pic) from Mandi. Two-time MP Dhani Ram Shandil will contest from Shimla (reserved) LS seat. Virbhadra & Sukh Ram bury the hatchet PAGE 2 INSIDE Bishop’s aide detained Jalandhar: The Diocese of Jalandhar, Father Anthony Madasserry, a close aide of rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, was detained in a raid on his officecum-residence at Partappura in Jalandhar on Friday. PAGE 7 MPs reject Brexit deal London: British MPs have rejected the Brexit deal proposed by PM Theresa May for the third time, throwing the UK’s divorce plans with the EU into further disarray. The MPs voted 344286 against the deal. PAGE 17 Today’s issue consists of 28 pages, including four-page The Tribune Trends and four-page Bathinda Tribune. India of between $1-2 billion. I am not persuaded that the conditional bail sought will meet the concerns of the government of India in this case,” she noted. The court was told that Modi’s son, who had been at school in London, had now Corridor talks in trouble Sandeep Dikshit Cong fields Sukh Ram’s grandson from Mandi left for higher studies in the US, which led the judge to conclude that Modi not only had a “lack of community ties” in the UK but also large resources at his disposal to try and flee the country. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), arguing on behalf of the Indian Government, flagged Modi’s attempt to acquire citizenship of Vanuatu, a remote island country in the South Pacific Ocean, in late 2017 as a sign of a man trying to evade justice. Modi, meanwhile, can make a third bail application at the same court but only if the grounds for the bail plea were substantially different. — PTI INDIA A STEP CLOSER TO EXTRADITING FUGITIVE New Delhi, March 29 India today summoned the Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner to register its objection to Pakistan co-opting India-baiting elements in its 10-member committee on the Kartarpur corridor. “It has been conveyed that the next meeting on the modalities can be scheduled at an appropriate time after receiving Pakistan’s response,’’ said government sources. bandhak Committee. All of them are said to have made provocative statements gainst India. “Their appointmentputs a question mark on Pakistan intentions,” said sources. India also raised the flag against Pakistan’s limitation on the number of pilgrims and their mode of entry, pressing for foot-crossing by 5,000 pilgrims per day. Pakistan opposes foot-crossing, citing infrastructural constraints to limit the daily number continued on page 7 HAFIZ’S PUPPET Chawla is a puppet of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed. He has publicly advocated use of violence against India ❝ Manjinder Singh Sirsa, DSGMC CHIEF India is objecting to the nomination of Khalistan elements, including Gopal Singh Chawla, Tara Singh, Besant Singh, Maninder Singh and Kuljeet Singh, on the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Pra- 2 militants shot in Srinagar gunfight US-made M4 carbine, used by Pak army, recovered from site Majid Jahangir Tribune News Service Srinagar, March 29 Two militants were killed and five Army men sustained injuries in a gunfight on the city outskirts today. A USmade M4 carbine used by the Pakistan army was recovered from the encounter site. This is the second such weapon seized in the Valley in the past five months. On October 31, an M4 carbine was recovered from an encounter site in south Kashmir’s Tral after three mili- THE SEIZED M4 CARBINE ED ATTACHES SHABIR’S SRINAGAR PROPERTY New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has attached a Srinagar-located property linked to jailed Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah in connection with a 14-year-old terror funding and money laundering case. PAGE 9 COURTESY: FACEBOOK London, March 29 Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi was denied bail a second time today as a UK court ruled that there were “substantial grounds” to believe that he would fail to surrender and also noted that “very unusually in a fraud case” the accused had made death threats to witnesses. At the end of the second bail application hearing at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London of the 48-yearold prime accused in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot ruled that the £1 million his legal team had offered as security for bail as tants, including JeM chief Masood Azhar’s nephew Usman Haider, were killed. The weapon is used by NATO forces and the Special Forces of Pakistan army. The gunfight erupted at Agarsuthsoo Kalan when joint teams of forces launched a cordon and search operation. “Militants opened fire triggering a gunfight,” said DIG (Central Kashmir) Vidhi Kumar Birdi. “Both terrorists — Ali and Idrees — are Pakistan nationals,” a police spokesman said. Tribune News Service & PTI Jeypore (Odisha)/Kurnool (AP)/Hyderabad, March 29 Launching BJP’s poll campaign in Odisha, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today targeted Opposition chief ministers besides listing achievements of his government at the Centre. Speaking at Jeypore in Odisha, Modi referred to the successful anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test under ‘Mission Shakti’ and said his government had put a ‘chowkidar’ even in space. “Those criticising the antisatellite technology will be given a befitting reply in the elections,” he said. “The NDA government has been working hard to develop road and rail infrastructure in the state. In the last five years, the government has been able to build homes for eight lakh families, light up houses and provide gas connections to 40 lakh homes,” he said. In Telangana’s Mahbubnagar, he said, “On April 11, you are not just going to select an MP or vote for a PM, but will be voting for a new India, which will be reflective of the aspirations of Telangana.” Launching a scathing attack on CM K Chandrashekhar EC GIVES CLEAN CHIT TO PM’s ADDRESS ‘MODI HAS NO TIME FOR IN HARYANA, RAHUL VARANASI VILLAGERS’ HARD-SELLS NYAY New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi’s address to the nation on the test-firing of an antisatellite missile did not violate the model code of conduct, the Election Commission said on Friday. The EC took the decision based on the report of a panel of officers after Opposition’s complaint. PTI Varanasi: AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took on PM Narendra Modi, claiming he had all the time to visit foreign countries but none to meet villagers of his own constituency Varanasi. Her cavalcade covered 118 km between Rae Bareli and Ayodhya in 10 hours. PAGE 7 Rao, he said the people of the state had fought for a separate Telangana after bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, but CM had benefitted his family, instead of the people. Taking a jibe at the CM’s belief in astrology, the PM said Rao got early Assembly election held on the sug- gestion of some astrologers and then delayed the formation of his cabinet for the same reason. “You tell me whether the people of Telangana will decide the future of Telangana or an astrologer?” he said. At Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh, he targeted CM N Chandigarh: On his first visit to Haryana after the LS poll announcement, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday tried to hard-sell his recent announcement on NYAY, a minimum income guarantee scheme, and reiterated his party’s commitment to uplift the poor. PAGE 5 Chandrababu Naidu by calling him ‘U-turn Babu’. “The people of Andhra Pradesh know whose coffers are being filled. When this chowkidar sought accounts, U-turn Babu took a U-turn from AP’s growth and walked out from NDA,” he said. more on page 7
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