26102020-TT-01.qxd 25-10-2020 23:14 Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | vol.140 no.297 | 12 pages | ~5.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2018-2020 established in 1881 haryana BLAST NEAR PDM RALLY IN QUETTA; 3 DEAD WORLD /thetribunechd PUNJAB’S FARM BILLS: FARMERS IN FOR THE LONG HAUL INFOCUS INDIAN-ORIGIN PRIEST PREZ OF SEYCHELLES BACK PAGE /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Commanders’ meet today; LAC, border roads on agenda New Delhi, October 25 A four-day conference of topmost Army Commanders which starts tomorrow will discuss operational issues related to the border tensions with China. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) will make a special presentation on the status of roads and tunnels in the Himalayas along the boundary with China. The Army Commanders’ conference, a bi-annual event, is attended by senior officers, including the Vice- Chief. The Director General of Border Roads (DGBR) will brief the Commanders on various infrastructure projects being undertaken by the BRO, such as tunnels and roads. The Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria will address the Commanders. The Defence Minister is expected to address the conference on October 27. — TNS IN BRIEF Lee, force behind Samsung, dies SEOUL: South Korea’s Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee died on Sunday, Samsung said. Lee, who was 78, helped grow his father Lee Byung-chull’s noodle trading business into South Korea’s biggest conglomerate, with dozens of affiliates stretching from electronics and insurance to shipbuilding and construction. REUTERS Kapil discharged after angioplasty NEW DELHI: India’s first World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev was on Sunday discharged from a city hospital, two days after undergoing angioplasty following a heart attack. The 61-year-old had complained of chest pain on Thursday. “He’s doing fine and can resume regular daily activity soon,” the hospital said in a statement. PTI Mining firm booked for altering river flow YAMUNANAGAR: The police have registered a case against a mining company for allegedly trying to alter the natural flow of the Yamuna to undertake mining activities in MT Karhera village of Yamunanagar district. Some mining contractors build bundhs and diversions to lift sand from the riverbed violating the directions issued by the NGT. INSIDE monday, october 26,2020 New road in Nathu La sector Pompeo, Esper arrive today opened, will bolster defence for 2+2 amid LAC tensions Tribune News Service Tribune News Service LIGHT DIYA TO HONOUR SOLDIERS AT BORDERS New Delhi, October 25 Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said India wanted the ongoing border tensions with China to end and peace to prevail, but it will not let anyone take away even an inch of its land. ❝ We must think of our braveheart soldiers, who are on borders even during these festive times. We must light a ‘diya’ at home in their honour. Want peace, but won’t cede an inch: Rajnath Rajnath Singh made the remarks after performing ‘Shastra Puja’, the customary worship of weapons on the occasion of Dasehra, at the Sukna-based headquarters of the 33 Corps in Darjeeling district. “India’s brave soldiers have sacrificed their lives (for India’s safety). We want Indo-China border tension to end and peace to be preserved. But unpleasant incidents keep Narendra Modi, PM WE MUST OUTDO CHINA ❝ We should be more powerful than China in military preparedness, economic conditions, international relations. Mohan Bhagwat, SHASTRA PUJA: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Darjeeling. PTI happening. However, I am confident that our soldiers will not let anyone take even an inch of our land,” he said. He was accompanied by Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane. Rajnath inaugurated a new road in Sikkim — Alternate Alignment for Gangtok- LJP promises ‘grand’ Sita temple announced a promenade around the old Sita temple at Purana Dham at the request of BJP leaders. Though it is yet to be seen if Chirag’s ‘grand Sita temple’ pitch will BIHAR ELECTIONS Vibha Sharma Tribune News Service New Delhi, October 25 The LJP going solo in the , Bihar Assembly polls, has in its vision document promised a ‘grand’ Sita temple at Sitamarhi. “Lord Ram is incomplete without Goddess Sita and a temple for her will be built at Sitamarhi,” says party president Chirag Paswan. The LJP has also promised a six-lane corridor between Why free vaccine only in Bihar, Uddhav asks BJP Chirag Paswan Ayodhya and Sitamarhi to promote religious tourism. Significantly, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar had in April fetch him votes, it is certainly a cause of concern for Nitish, given that the LJP has been only targeting the JD(U). Chirag, while canvassing in Rohtas district today, claimed the next Bihar government would be “Nitishmukt”. RSS CHIEF Nathu La Road — via videoconferencing from the 33 Corps headquarters. The new alignment was required continued on back page TV artiste in CBI net for running child porn racket New Delhi, October 25 The CBI today booked a Mumbai-based small-time TV artiste for allegedly running an international racket of selling sexually explicit content, comprising minors, from abroad. He obtained the content by blackmailing minors on social media. The accused, hailing from Haridwar, would pose as a film star to lure minors between 10 and 16 years of age into online relationships. He would then ask them for pornographic photographs and videos. — TNS Challan in Hoshiarpur BJP ex-MP floats party in case this week: Pb CM HP, will raise local issues Tribune News Service Tribune News Service (Sidhuwal) Patiala, Oct 25 Asserting that his government had taken swift action in the Hoshiarpur incident in sharp contrast to the UP Government’s response to the Hathras case, Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh today said the challan in case would be presented in court this week. The CM pointed out that prompt action had been taken by the Punjab Police and the accused were caught without delay. “We ensured speedy action in the Hoshiarpur case, unlike in Hathras. That is why (senior Congress leader) Rahul Gandhi had to rush to Shimla, October 25 Former BJP MP Rajan Sushant today launched ‘Hamari Party Himachal Party’ . Declaring that the party would contest all 68 constituencies in the next Assembly elections, the Kangra leader said there was a need for a third party as both the BJP and Congress had pushed the state to the brink. “The BJP and Congress CMs have always behaved as ‘subedars’ of the Delhi darbar, seeking permission for everything. A regional party is the only option now,” he stressed. In HP the Congress and BJP , Capt Amarinder Singh HOSHIARPUR RAPE & MURDER Hathras to secure justice for the victim’s family,” said Capt Amarinder. The Chief Minister was here to lay the stone of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Punjab Sports University. STATE ON THE BRINK Both the BJP and Congress have destroyed Himachal’s economy, unemployment is on the rise and the state’s natural resources are being sold. ❝ Rajan Sushant have dominated the political landscape for decades. Any attempt to forge a third front, such as the Himachal Vikas Party, has been rejected by the voters in the past. continued on back page 8 Punjabis win British Columbia elections Himachal cop with NCB stabs three All from ruling New Democratic Party | Three elected MLA for fifth term after group clash Sukhmeet Bhasin Deputy Speaker and SAD Solan, October 25 Honorary Head Constable Mani Ram, deployed with the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), allegedly stabbed three youths at Jagota village near Subathu after a group clash. Parwanoo DSP Yogesh Rolta said the injured were taken to the Civil Hospital, Kunihar. While Sukhdev (35) succumbed to his injuries, Sriram (30), who suffered stomach injuries, was referred to the IGMC, Shimla. The third youth, Kuldeep (18), suffered stab injuries on the legs and arms. continued on back page Tribune News Service Bathinda, October 25 Eight candidates of Punjabi origin have emerged winners in the British Columbia provincial elections in Canada. All eight belong to the ruling New Democratic Party, which secured an absolute majority with 55 seats in the 87-member House. Three of them — Labour Minister Harry Bains, Deputy Speaker Raj Chouhan and Parliamentary Secretary Jagrup Brar — have been elected MLAs for the fifth time. Bains won from Surrey- THE WINNERS… RACHNA SINGH Surrey-Green Timbers HARRY BAINS Surrey-Newton RAJ CHOUHAN Burnaby-Edmonds JAGRUP BRAR Surrey-Fleetwood RAVI KAHLON Delta North AMAN SINGH Richmond-Queensborough JINNY SIMS Surrey-Panorama NIKI SHARMA Vancouver-Hastings Newton. He defeated Paul Boporai of the Liberal Party. Chouhan won from Burna- by-Edmonds. He defeated Liberal Party’s Tript Atwal, the daughter of former Lok Sabha leader Charanjit Singh Atwal. Brar retained his Surrey-Fleetwood seat. He belongs to Deon village in Bathinda. Rachna Singh, daughter of Punjabi writer Dr Raghbir Singh and an alumna of Panjab University, has been reelected from Surrey-Green Timbers. She defeated Dilraj Atwal of the Liberal Party. Ravi Kahlon retained his Delta North seat. Aman Singh defeated Jas Johal from Richmond-Queensborough. Jinny Sims and Niki Sharma won from SurreyPanorama and VancouverHastings, respectively. New Delhi, October 25 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defence Mark Esper will arrive here on Monday to hold the third India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue the next day with their counterparts S Jaishankar and Rajnath Singh against the backdrop of tensions on the border with China showing no signs of subsidising. The 2+2 dialogue with India, reserved by the US for its closest allies, follows closely on the heels of the second ministerial meeting of the Quad group, also involving India and the US along with Australia and Japan, which seeks to deter Chinese expansionism in the Indo-Pacific. The meeting also comes ahead of a major display of naval strength by the Quad countries next month. Officials from both sides have said besides discussion on bilateral and regional issues, the four Foreign Minister S Jaishankar (R) & US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. FILE SPACE AND ENERGY TIES ON THE TABLE BIDEN FLAYS TRUMP’S ‘FILTHY INDIA’ REMARK will meet Indian counterparts S Jaishankar and Rajnath Singh ■ The four will dwell on advancing bilateral and regional ties ■ They will also discuss partnership in intelligence sharing, space, energy and people-to-people contact Washington: Slamming President Donald Trump for calling India’s air “filthy”, Democratic Party’s presidential nominee Joe Biden said he and his running mate Kamala Harris deeply valued America’s ties with India. “That’s not how you talk about friends,” he said. PTI EDIT: INDIA’S ‘FILTHY AIR’ ministers will dwell on a closer Indo-US partnership in intelligence sharing, space, energy and peopleto-people contact. India, however, is not the sole focus area for the Americans. Pompeo will then travel to Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Indonesia. All three countries sit astride vital sea lanes of communication and have not been warm to US overtures for a stronger bilateral security and economic alliance. Pompeo and Esper will also call on PM Narendra Modi and meet National Security Adviser Ajit Doval. ■ Mike Pompeo and Mark Esper Recovery rate now 90% Future-Reliance deal put on hold NewDelhi, October 25 The national recovery rate today touched 90 per cent with 62,077 patients discharged in 24 hours. The Health Ministry said active cases remained below seven lakh for the third day, indicating strict containment and prevention strategies. It said less than 1,000 daily deaths had been reported for the past one week. The last 24-hour toll (578) was the lowest in three months. — TNS New Delhi, October 25 Amazon.com Inc on Sunday won an interim award against its partner Future Group selling retail business to Reliance Industries Ltd for Rs 24,713 crore after a Singapore-based arbitration panel put the deal on hold. Amazon had agreed to buy 49 per cent of one of Future’s unlisted firms. It had dragged Future to arbitration after the indebted group firm signed a pact to sell stake to Reliance. — PTI COVID-19CASES INDIA COUNT RECOVERED 70,78,123 FRESH FATALITIES 578 TOTAL DEATHS 1,18,534 78,64,811 TOTAL RECOVERED DEATHS WORLD 4,30,73,961 3,17,45,699 11,56,392 RBI GUV DAS TESTS POSITIVE; TO CONTINUE WORK FROM ISOLATION
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