26052021-TTB-01.qxd 5/26/2021 12:02 AM Page 1 13 BLINKEN PLEDGES SUPPORT TO REBUILD GAZA WORLD /thetribunechd chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | vol.5 no.144 | 16 pages | ~5.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2021-2023 established in 1881 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com wednesday | 26 may 2021 Deadline over, Twitter, FB yet to comply with ethics code New rules aim to check inflammatory content Cong: Tag posts Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 25 Even as the deadline for social media platforms to comply with the new government regulations ended on Tuesday midnight, there is little chance of Twitter, Facebook and other companies facing an immediate blackout in India. Facebook today said it was working to implement operational processes and aimed to comply with the provisions of the IT rules that will come into effect from May 26. The deadline ended in the backdrop of a scheduled meeting between External continued on page 9 FRESH GUIDELINES NOTIFIED IN FEB ■ Social media firms need to appoint three types of officials 1 Chief Compliance Officer: Will ensure new rules are followed 2 Nodal Officer: Will be in touch with law enforcing agencies 24x7 to remove or block any illegal or inflammatory content 3 Resident Grievance Officer: HOW MANY USERS IN INDIA* Will acknowledge grievances WHATSAPP 53 CR within 24 hours and respond to complainant in 15 days YOUTUBE 44.8 CR ■ Companies need to identify FACEBOOK 41 CR the first originator of any contentious message INSTA 21 CR ■ Three-official panel to be liable TWITTER 1.75 CR if any illegal content is shared (*FIGURES TILL FEBRUARY 2021) over their platforms of 11 ministers as ‘manipulated’ New Delhi, May 25 Congress media chief Randeep Surjewala on Tuesday wrote to Twitter, asking it to tag tweets of 11 Union Ministers as “manipulated media”. He alleged the content of #CongressToolkitExposed was created by a section of BJP leaders to gain undue political advantage by spreading potentially dangerous and fabricated content against the Congress. “People tend to take on face value any information put up directly by a Union Minister on Twitter,” he said. — TNS Daily infections below 2 lakh after 40 days; deaths under 4K Confusion reigns as nod for walk-in jabs amid crunch Tribune News Service Subodh Jaiswal appointed CBI chief for 2 years New Delhi, May 25 Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, a 1985batch IPS officer of the Maharashtra cadre, has been appointed the next regular Director of the CBI, said an order issued by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). Secretary ACC Srinivas R Katikithala said, “The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has, based on the panel recommended by the committee, approved the appointment of Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, IPS as Director, CBI, for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of the office or until further orders, continued on page 9 Related report Back Page New Delhi, May 25 As India’s daily cases dropped below 2 lakh for the first time after 40 days, the Centre today urged states to accelerate vaccination amid a slow pace and high wastage. The daily cases fell to 1,96,427 for the first time since April 14 when 1,84,372 cases were reported. Daily deaths fell below 4,000 for the first time after three days, settling at 3,511. SPUTNIK V ADDED TO COWIN The national vaccine wastage rate is 6.3 per cent, with Jharkhand reporting maximum wastage at 37.3 per cent, followed by Chhattisgarh at 30.2 per cent, Tamil Nadu at 15.5 per cent, J&K at continued on page 9 WHO COVAXIN LISTING LIKELY BY JULY-SEPT Covaxin manufacturer Bharat Biotech on Tuesday said it was expecting WHO’s emergency use listing for the product between July and September this year. TNS FRESH CASES 1,96,427 ACTIVE CASES: 25,86,782 New Delhi, May 25 At a time of acute Covid vaccine shortage across the country and closure of several vaccine centres in states, the government’s decision to allow walk-in jabs for adults is raising eyebrows. Several people who took their Covaxin first shots in April continue to struggle for online appointments to get the scheduled second dose with even AIIMS in New Delhi continued on page 9 edit: walk in for the jab DEATHS IN 24 HRS 3,511 TOTAL DEATHS: 3,07,231 5,424 MUCORMYCOSIS CASES FROM 18 STATES, SAYS VARDHAN 38% of HP deaths within 24 hrs of hospitalisation Ldh YouTuber calls Arunachal part of China, arrested Pratibha Chauhan Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service IN BRIEF Railways suspends Sushil Kumar NEW DELHI: Murder accused Olympian wrestler Sushil Kumar has been put under suspension by the Northern Railway following his detention in police custody for over 48 hours. — TNS PNB scam accused Choksi goes missing NEW DELHI: Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi, wanted in a Rs 13,500-crore PNB fraud case, is reported to have gone missing in Antigua and Barbuda where he has been staying since January 2018. — TNS Shimla, May 25 About 38 per cent of the Covid deaths in Himachal Pradesh occurred within 24 hours of hospitalisation, indicating the delay in seeking medical assistance is a major reason behind the high mortality rate in the state. An analysis of the 2,752 deaths (till May 23) shows that about half of these took place either at home, on way to hospital or within 24 hours of being admitted to a health institution. In all, 2,843 persons, of the 1,81,256 tested positive, have succumbed to the virus after the outbreak of the pandemic. “The delay in shifting patients to hospital is to be blamed for the high case fatality rate (CFR),” said Chief Minister Concern over delay in seeking medical care WORRISOME TREND 2,752 COVID DEATHS TILL MAY 23 Occurred at home 213 7.7% Brought dead 114 4.1% to hospital Died within a day 1,045 38% of hospitalisation Within 48 hours 310 11.3% Within 72 hours 874 31.8% Jai Ram Thakur. Despite daily positive cases dropping continued on page 9 Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 25 A 21-year-old YouTuber based at Janakpuri here was arrested after he allegedly called Arunachal Pradesh a part of China and said state’s MLA Ninong Ering “looks like a non-Indian”. The accused, Paras Singh, was booked by the Arunachal Police after the video on his YouTube channel “Paras Official” went viral. In a tweet, MP Kiren Rijiju said, “The accused will be punished as per law. Such a mindset harms the unity of our country. The Union Home Ministry has already issued advisories to all states and UTs to ensure protection and dignity of the North-East people.” continued on page 9 6 months on, farmers say won’t budge an inch Geetanjali Gayatri Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 25 Six months after they descended on the Delhi border seeking repeal of the three farm laws, the protesting farmers may have been forgotten by the Centre amid the Covid surge, but their movement is still alive. Though the Centre has not yielded to the pressure and talks have not resumed since the last meeting in January, the farmers protesting at Singhu and Tikri will observe Wednesday as a “black day” to mark the six months of their continued on page 9 TERRORISM MAIN CHALLENGE: EAM TO UN CHIEF BACK PAGE ‘Black day’ today; activists flock to Singhu, Tikri NO CONCLUSION DESPITE MEETS NOV 26, 2020: Farmers from Pb, Hry head towards Delhi DEC 3, 5: Round I, II of talks JAN 12, 2021: SC puts laws on hold, forms panel JAN 20: Centre offers to suspend laws for 18 months JAN 26: Farmers hold tractor Farmers gather at Tikri border near New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI march, ruckus at Red Fort CONTAIN SPREAD AT PROTEST SITES: NHRC TO HRY, DELHI JAN 28: Cops try to vacate stir New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notices to the governments of Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh seeking report in four weeks on actions taken to control the spread of Covid at the farmers’ protest sites. TNS Today’s issue is of 16 pages, including four-page Jalandhar Tribune. site, Tikait’s appeal revives stir MAY 21: Unions write to PM for resumption of talks
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