03112020-TTB-01.qxd 02-11-2020 23:50 Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | vol.140 no.305 | 12 pages | ~5.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2018-2020 established in 1881 NZ GETS 1ST INDIAN-ORIGIN MINISTER WORLD /thetribunechd FACTORY OUTPUT IN OCTOBER AT 13-YEAR HIGH BUSINESS SCOPE FOR INDIA-GERMANY SYNERGY: SHRINGLA BACK PAGE /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com tuesday, november 3,2020 India tops global recoveries; active cases fall from 21% to 7% in 2 mths Tribune News Service Security personnel carry EVMs on their way to polling booths in Patna on Monday. PTI Make or break for RJD, Lalu’s two sons in fray Aditi Tandon Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 2 The elections to 94 Bihar Assembly segments in the second phase tomorrow will test the political might of former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad as both his sons are in the fray. For 31-year-old Tejashwi Yadav, the second phase of polling could mean a make or break one as the RJD is contesting the most seats tomorrow as compared to the other parties. Tejashwi is defending Raghopur, a seat he wrested from the BJP’s Satish Kumar in 2015 and has put up nominees in 56 of the 94 constituencies that will go to the polls tomorrow. The Congress is in the fray on 27 seats, BJP in 46, JDU in 43 and the LJP in 52. Tejashwi’s elder brother Tej Pratap is also contesting from Hasanpur in Samastipur, one of the 17 districts that will witness a contest tomorrow. IN BRIEF Urdu poet defends Nice killings, booked LUCKNOW: An FIR has been reg- istered against Urdu poet Munawwar Rana for allegedly defending the recent killings in France, the police said. Rana had made the comments in an interview to a news channel after three persons were killed at a church in Nice last week. PTI SC refuses to extend security of Babri judge DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to extend the security of former special judge SK Yadav, who had pronounced the verdict in the Babri demolition case. Yadav had on September 30 acquitted all 32 accused, including LK Advani, MM Joshi and Kalyan Singh. TNS NEW BIHAR ELECTIONS TEJASHWI PRASAD YADAV PHASE II: 94 SEATS ■ RJD contesting 56 of 94 con- stituencies, the max by any party ■ Congress in fray on 27 seats, BJP in 46, JDU in 43 and LJP in 52 SOLAN: The disruption of rail traffic by Punjab farmers, protesting the Centre's farm laws, has affected the exportoriented units of the BaddiBarotiwala-Nalagarh belt as the transportation of raw material and goods has been hit. Pharma, textile and engineering tool units are among the worst hit. INSIDE Patna, November 2 The NDA ally Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) created a flutter on Monday when its leader Jitan Ram Manjhi demanded a judicial inquiry into the death of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, pointing an accusing finger at LJP chief Chirag Paswan. Chirag calls it a ‘plot’ by Nitish to discredit him ■ Lalu’s son Tejashwi defending Raghopur, his elder brother Tej Pratap contesting from Hasanpur ■ 17 districts to witness contest Although Tejashwi can take heart from the fact that a majority of the segments voting tomorrow are flood-ravaged and voting preferences continued on back page File report on Mallya extradition in 6 weeks: SC New Delhi, November 2 The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to file status report in six weeks on the confidential legal proceedings pending in the UK on extradition of fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya to India. On October 5, the Centre had told the SC that Mallya could not be extradited to India until a separate “secret” legal process in the UK, which was “judicial and confidential in nature” was resolved. The Bench of Justices UU Lalit and Ashok Bhushan posted the matter for hearing in the first week of January. It refused to accept the plea of advocate EC Agarwala, appearing for Mallya, seeking discharge from the case. — PTI Chirag termed the demand a “plot” by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to discredit him. In an angry retort to Manjhi, he said the former CM should ask the PM about the issue. He said the PM used to call him up every day to enquire after his late father when he was sick and hospitalised. — PTI Chandigarh, November 2 On Tuesday, 1.81 lakh voters will decide the fate of 14 candidates, including seven Independents, who are in the fray for the byelection to the Baroda Assembly seat in Haryana. The seat fell vacant in April with the demise of Congress MLA Shri Krishan Hooda. The Congress and the INLD on Monday accused the BJP-JJP government of luring the voters with free LPG cylinders. Addressing the media here, Leader of the Opposition BS Hooda said his party had lodged several complaints with the Chief Election Commissioner.. The 82,29,313 TOTAL RECOVERED DEATHS RECOVERED 75,44,798 FRESH FATALITIES 496 TOTAL DEATHS 1,22,607 WORLD 4,69,72,765 3,38,55,254 12,07,112 GOGOI ON VENTILATOR Guwahati: Assam ex-CM Tarun Gogoi has been admitted to a hospital and put on ventilator support after his condition worsened. PTI with the national case fatality rate dropping to 1.49 per cent. “India continues to occupy the top global position in terms of recoveries. There were 53,285 recoveries in the No such power with EC: SC stays order on Nath New Delhi, November 2 The Supreme Court today stayed the Election Commission’s decision to revoke the “star campaigner” status of Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath for allegedly violating the model code of conduct during campaigning for the Assembly byelection in the state. “Who gives you the power to determine who is the leader of the party? We stay this order. You have no such power,” a Bench headed by CJI SA Bobde told the commission while staying its October 30 order. While a political party pays for expenditure of its star campaigners, individual can- Cong, INLD cry foul, move election panel Tribune News Service COUNT Allege voters given free LPG cylinders BARODA BYPOLL IN FIGURES POLLING IN 54 VILLAGES Total booths 280 Sensitive booths 165 Staff on duty 3,650 Counting Nov 10 POLLING TIME: 7AM - 6PM INLD too has moved the poll panel, said party general secretary Abhay Chautala. gives you ❝ Whodeterminethe is power to who the leader of the party? We stay this order. You have no such power. SC Bench POLL PANEL TO FILE REPLY didates pay for expenditure of other campaigners. On behalf of the EC, senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi submitted that the matter had become infructuous because the poll campaign was already over. — TNS HC rejects parole plea of Kathua rape accused Chandigarh, November 2 The Punjab and Haryana HC has rejected the parole plea of Sanji Ram, an accused in the January 2018 gang-rape and murder case of an eightyear-old girl in Kathua. “Given the genuine apprehension expressed as regards the possible law and order consequences, if the petitioner’s prayer for parole is granted, the court is not inclined to accept such prayer at this stage,” said the Bench of Justice S Muralidhar and Justice Avneesh Jhingan. A Pathankot court had on June 10, 2019, convicted six of the seven accused in the case. Sanji had prayed for eight-week parole to attend his son’s wedding. INSIDE Remains found in Ajnala well that of Native Bengal Infantry soldiers Bhartesh Singh Thakur Chandigarh, November 2 A research by Panjab University has traced the origin of martyred soldiers of the 1857 revolt, whose skeletal remains were found in a well in Ajnala, near Amritsar. The research has endorsed historical accounts that the soldiers of the 26th Native Bengal Infantry Regiment had come from West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Awadh (presently in Uttar Pradesh) and parts of Meghalaya and 282 EXECUTIONS BY THE BRITISH REGIME ■ In his book published in 1858, Frederick Cooper, the then Amritsar DC, narrated the execution of 282 soldiers ■ The Indian soldiers were shot dead and buried in a well in Ajnala on August 1, 1857 ■ The skeletal remains were found in 2014 during the construction of a gurdwara Manipur and other northeastern states. JS Sehrawat, Assistant Professor, Anthropology Depart- ment, said: “We have sought a list of martyred soldiers from the British authorities. We will try to identify them and BILL CLEARED, MASKS MANDATORYIN R’STHAN The Rajasthan Assembly on Monday passed a Bill making it mandatory for people to wear face masks in both private or public means of transport and while attending any social or political events. The assembly provided for the new anti-Covid measure by amending the Rajasthan Epidemic Act, with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot asserting that face masks are the sole antiCovid vaccine, as of now. PTI last 24 hours, higher than new cases in stable trends,” the Health Ministry said. The active cases (5,61,908) comprise only 6.83 per cent of the total positive cases in the country. Of the new cases, Kerala contributed the maximum 7,025, followed by Delhi’s 5,564 and Maharashtra’s 5,369. While marginal declining trends in daily new cases are visible in Maharashtra, Kerala and Delhi continue to report surge in case. Maharashtra, however, continues to top the daily death burden chart, contributing 113 of the 496 deaths, followed by West Bengal (59) and Delhi (51). Meanwhile, 19 Indian passengers tested positive for Covid-19 in a recent flight from New Delhi to the Chinese city of Wuhan under the Vande Bharat Mission, even as India on Monday announced plans to operate four more such flights to China beginning November 13. RED OR BLUE, US DECIDES ‘STAR CAMPAIGNER’ ROW PU researchers trace roots of 1857 martyrs Tribune News Service Punjab farmers’ stir hits Baddi units Manjhi seeks probe into Paswan’s death New Delhi, November 2 India’s Covid-19 caseload today reached 82,29,313 with 45,231 new infections even as recoveries continued to improve touching 91.68 per cent after a total of 75,44,798 people stood discharged from hospitals and home isolation. The recoveries remain the highest globally while the percentage of active cases has fallen over three times in the past two months. On September 3, the percentage of active cases stood at 21.16, which fell to 6.83 per cent today. The cumulative tests have also crossed the 11crore mark (11,07,43,103). The toll touched 1,22,607 with 496 deaths over 24 hours COVID-19CASES INDIA locate their families so that their last rites can be conducted in a proper manner.” The research has found that the remains belonged to adult males, who were not locals, but share a common geographic area. The injuries on the skull confirmed that the sepoys were killed in volley fire. “The soldiers were in the age group of 20-50, had good dental health and healthy dietary habits,” said Dr Monika Singh, who completed her PhD while studying the remains. DEM VICE-PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE KAMALA HARRIS. REUTERS KAMALA SEEKS DECISIVE MANDATE AS TRUMP HINTS AT LEGAL BATTLE President Donald Trump hints at gearing up for a legal battle in the counting of mail and absentee votes US-INDIANS HOLD CAR RALLY FOR TRUMP Indian-American supporters of Trump held a car rally in Houston, carrying “Indian Americans for Republicans” placards BIDEN’S DESI FUND-RAISERS Topping the list of Indian-American fund-raisers for Dem presidential nominee Joe Biden are community leaders Swadesh Chatterjee, Rameshk Kapoor, SN Narasimhan, R Rangaswami, Ajay Jain Bhutoria & Frank Islam. Raj clears farm Bills to counter Centre’s laws Jaipur, November 2 The Rajasthan Assembly on Monday passed three Bills by voice vote to counter the Centre’s farm laws even as the Opposition BJP legislators staged a walkout. Passed by voice vote amid walkout by BJP Rajasthan Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Dhariwal said the entire country was against the central farm laws. “The Centre will have to withdraw these just like the Land Acquisition Act,” Dhariwal said. Defending the central laws, Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria contended the Congress government had only tried to “please its leadership in Delhi”. — PTI Kabul varsity attacked, 20 feared dead Kabul, November 2 Gunmen stormed Kabul University on Monday as it hosted a book fair attended by the Iranian ambassador to Afghanistan, sparking a gunfight that left at least 25 dead and wounded at the war-torn country's largest educational institution. IS claims responsibility Though there was no official confirmation, local media reports said at least 20 persons were killed in the incident. Three attackers were reportedly involved in the assault. All of them were also killed in the ensuing gunfight. — AP
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