06102020-TTB-01.qxd 10/5/2020 11:56 PM Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | vol.4 no.277 | 16 pages | ~5.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2018-2020 established in 1881 PAK EX-PRESIDENT ZARDARI INDICTED FOR GRAFT WORLD /thetribunechd GOOGLE DEFERS INDIAN IN-APP FEE AFTER STARTUPS PROTEST BUSINESS GST MEET INCONCLUSIVE ON COMPENSATION BACK PAGE /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com tuesday, october 6,2020 Yogi slaps sedition FIR Well positioned to deal with China: IAF Chief on ‘unknown’ protesters Tribune News Service HATHRAS Proof ‘destroyed’, Cong seeks court probe Tribune News Service Hathras/NewDelhi, October 5 Hours after CM Yogi Adityanath remarked that those averse to UP’s development were out to ignite riots using the Hathras tragedy, the state police registered an FIR against unknown people for a range of charges, including sedition, incitement of caste and communal violence and disturbance of peace. Eighteen more cases were also filed across the state. The FIR at the Chandpa police station in Hathras listed 19 sections and also invoked the Information Technology Act of 2000 to crack down on a website called “Justice for Hathras” which, cops alleged, was created to destabilise the state government by provoking riots. The state police said the website was wrapped up overnight after raids by agencies but its “inflammatory material” was still in circulation on social media. The police suggested links “between anti-CAA protests and the Hathras plot”, not ruling out the role of the Popular Front of India in the matter. The development came as the Congress demanded a Aditi Tandon Tribune News Service Police personnel stop Congress workers in Gurugram. PTI ‘LINK TO CAA STIR HINTED AT’ ■ The FIR in Hathras lists 19 sections, cracking down on ‘Justice for Hathras’ website for ‘destabilising’ govt ■ Link ‘between anti-CAA protests and Hathras plot’ suggested; role of Popular Front of India not ruled out Ink thrown at Sanjay Singh, AAP MP, during his Hathras visit. 19 CASES FILED ACROSS UP; 500 CONG WORKERS BOOKED EXPLAIN PRIYANKA MANHANDLING: NCW TO POLICE PETITION IN SC WANTS HATHRAS POLICE ROLE PROBED 10,000 CIVIL SOCIETY MEMBERS DEMAND ACTION UN COMMENT ON ‘GENDER VIOLENCE’ UNWARRANTED: MEA judicial probe into the tragedy, saying the CBI and the SIT would be of no help because the evidence stood “destroyed”. AICC general secretary (UP) Priyanka Vadra continued on page 10 edit: Hathras mess New Delhi, October 5 Chairing a two-day special session of the WHO executive board on the Covid pandemic, India called for an urgent and impartial review of lessons learnt from the world body-led global disease response amid more than a million global deaths. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, who chaired the session, said: “There is a need to initiate, at the earliest appropriate moment and in consultation with the member states, a step-wise process for an impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation, including using existing mechanisms, to review experience 23 of Super-100 on JEE merit list Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering at a rally in Sangrur on Monday. Rahul: Modi govt will finish farmers, labourers CHANDIGARH: In a major success for the Haryana Government's Super-100 programme, 23 students cracked the JEE Advanced on Monday. At least 17 of them belong to underprivileged sections. The government had rolled out the programme in 2018. “It’s a dream come true for these students. We conduct an entrance test for enrolment and train students in Rewari and Panchkula," said Mahavir Singh, Additional Chief Secretary. INSIDE Parvesh Sharma Tribune News Service SMART torpedo system test-fired CHANDIGARH: The Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) was successfully flight-tested on Monday by the Defence Research and Development Organisation from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha. It met all objectives. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the DRDO scientists for the achievement. — TNS HC reserves order on Kangana’s plea MUMBAI: The Bombay HC on Monday closed arguments and reserved its verdict on Kangana Ranaut’s petition against the demolition of a part of her bungalow in Mumbai by the civic body. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation denied allegations of personal vendetta. Ranaut’s claim of Rs 2 crore as damages cannot be “entertained”, it added. — PTI ❝ Combinedwithupgraded operational capabilities of our current fighter fleet, it (Rafale) gives us the ability to shoot first and strike deep and hard, even in contested airspace . RKS Bhadauria, IAF CHIEF He said: “We are not underestimating the adversary. They have made huge investment in military tech- nology. Their strength lies in surface-to-air system and long range missile system.” Asked if the military was surprised by China’s move in Ladakh, he said: “We acted swiftly and it would not be correct to say that we were surprised. We do hope the talks between the military commanders will progress.” On possible use of Pakistani air bases by China, the IAF Chief said it would mean a collusive threat and “we 10% may have been infected globally: WHO ‘Secret’ proceedings to extradite Mallya NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that “secret” extradition proceedings were going on to bring fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya to the country, but it was not aware about its status. The Centre also told the top court that it was not a party to the proceedings. — TNS New Delhi, October 5 The Indian Air Force (IAF) is well positioned to take on China in Ladakh, said IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria. Addressing a press conference on Monday ahead of the Air Force Day on October 8, the IAF Chief said: “There is no question that China can get the better of us in case of any conflict.” AIR FORCE DAY ON OCTOBER 8 RAFALE GAVE AN EDGE Sangrur, October 5 Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh today interacted with farmers and addressed rallies in Sangrur, Bhawanigarh and Samana on the second leg of the party’s Kheti Bachao Yatra. Navjot Sidhu did not attend any of these rallies. Terming the Centre’s farm laws as an “attack on India’s soul”, Rahul Gandhi alleged that all of Modi government’s policies were “made for their three or four select friends” and that the PM would “finish” farmers and labourers THREAT TO AGRI SECTOR JOBS Ambanis ❝use labourandAdaniswill not but deploy machines for farm sector operations, rendering lakhs jobless. Strengthen the mandi system, do not destroy it. Rahul Gandhi with the new farm laws just as he had “destroyed” small shopkeepers with demonetisation and GST. “PM Modi has been trying to destroy the mandi and MSP system — the foundation of India’s agriculture sector. If the BJP-led government succeeds continued on page 10 HC notice to HP over Covid spike SHIMLA: Expressing concern over the sudden rise in Covid cases in Shimla after the lifting of curbs, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued notices to the Union Health Secretary and the state Chief Secretary. The court took suo motu notice of a news item published in The Tribune on September 30. It was reported that 73 per cent of the cases were reported in the last 23 days. INSIDE Minor given HIV-infected blood Sukhmeet Bhasin Tribune News Service Bathinda, October 5 In a serious lapse, a 7-year-old thalassaemia patient was given blood of an HIV-positive person at the Bhai Mani Singh Civil Hospital here. The blood bank at the hospital issued the units after taking it from a donor and not carrying out the mandatory checks. What more, just five months back a similar case of gross negligence was reported from the same hospital and involving the same donor. On May 5, a woman patient received blood from a regular donor, Second such case from Bathinda hospital involving same donor GROSS NEGLIGENCE ■ The blood bank at Bathinda Civil Hospital did not check the blood before issuing it. ■ Even after learning about the HIV+ status of donor in May, it alerted neither the donor nor the receiver nor the authorities. who turned out to be HIV-positive. The donor donated blood through an NGO at the Today’s issue is of 16 pages, including four-page Jalandhar Tribune. blood bank, which issued it without checking it. To probe the negligence of the blood bank, a threemember probe committee comprising Senior Medical Officer (SMO) Dr Maninderpal Singh, Dr Gurmail Singh and Dr Seema Gupta has been constituted. The SMO, Dr Maninderpal Singh, said, “We will take action after getting the probe committee report in a day or so.” The Civil Surgeon, Dr Amrik Singh Sandhu, meanwhile, said the minor patient was being given the required treatment. COVID-19CASES INDIA COUNT 66,23,815 TOTAL RECOVERED DEATHS RECOVERED 55,86,703 FRESH FATALITIES 903 TOTAL DEATHS 1,02,685 WORLD 3,55,20,361 2,67,18,867 10,43,080 UNEVEN PANDEMIC: D-G The WHO DirectorGeneral, Tedros Adhanom, said although all nations had been affected, “it is an uneven pandemic. Ten nations make up 70 per cent of all cases/deaths and three account for half”. The US, India and Brazil account for half of the world’s cases. PB TO SHUT ISOLATION CENTRES gained and lessons learnt from the WHO-coordinated international health response to Covid-19.” The panel was formed in the wake of several countries led by the US raising questions on China’s role in reporting the pandemic. The US later pulled out of the WHO, accusing it of a delayed response. As the confirmed cases today reached 3,55,20,361 worldwide with 10,43,080 deaths, the WHO said about 10 per cent of the world’s population may have been infected by now. “Our current best estimates tell us that about 10 per cent of global population may have been infected by continued on page 10 Professor Charles M Rice will tackle it”. “We are aware they are cooperating closely. There is a significant threat, but so far there is no such indication that they are deployed for a two-front war,” he said. On the delivery schedule of Rafale jets, he said five planes were expected beginning November. “Next year, the first squadron will be ready and by 2023, both squadrons (36 planes) will be ready and inducted,” he said. Two CRPF men killed in J&K New Delhi, October 5 Two CRPF men were killed and three injured after terrorists opened fire on a roadopening party of the force at Kandijhal Bridge in Pampore, Pulwama. The injured are under treatment at a Srinagarbased Army hospital. JCO KILLED IN PAK FIRING Harvey Alter Michael Houghton 3 get Nobel Prize for Hep-C virus discovery Stockholm, October 5 Americans Harvey J Alter and Charles M Rice and British-born scientist Michael Houghton won the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday for their discovery of Hepatitis-C virus. INSIDE “Terrorists attacked security personnel near the Kandijhal area. Five of them were injured. The area was cordoned off and a search operation launched,” a CRPF official said. The incident took place around 12.30 pm while CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel were carrying out road-opening duty at Kandijhal Bridge. INSIDE
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