25072022-TT-01.qxd 7/24/2022 10:58 PM 13 RAJNATH: READY FOR ANY CHALLENGE J&K /thetribunechd Page 1 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 204 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH monday | 25 july 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Spurt in mid-air snags, DGCA starts special audit of airlines Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 24 Taking note of the increasing number of snags in passenger aircraft, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has initiated a special audit of scheduled flight operators to ascertain whether the airlines are adhering to the laid-down standards in this regard. Started on July 19, the special audit will focus on the availability of sufficient and suitably qualified and experienced manpower, including training and duty time limitation and facilities such as hangers, stores, spares, consumables, special tools and equipment. The focus of the Dubai-bound SpiceJet flight that was diverted to the Karachi airport. FILE PHOTO FAULTS LEADING TO FLIGHT DIVERSIONS ■ A number of instances of snags ■ 33% cancellation of domestic leading to flight diversion to nearest airport have been reported ■ One Air India and two Go First planes grounded by the DGCA in past week due to engine trouble flights in first quarter of 2022-23 took place due to technical snags ■ This is second only to weather, which accounted for 35.7% of cancellations during this period audit will also be on maintenance data for all types of aircraft in the fleet, quality assur- ❝ 88.13 M THE HUNGER IN FOURTH ATTEMPT FOR GOLD B WILL CONTINUE Neeraj wins silver in javelin throw in World Athletics Championships ECOMESIndia’s first-ever track and field athlete to take the silver medal in the World Championships, and second to bag a podium finish after long jumper Anju Bobby George had finished third in the Paris Worlds in 2003 Defending champion Anderson Peters of Grenada wins gold 90.54 M IN BRIEF 4th monkeypox case in India, WHO for vigil NEW DELHI: As India reported its fourth monkeypox case on Sunday, a 34-year-old from Delhi with no foreign travel history, the WHO urged Southeast Asian countries, including India, to urgently enhance surveillance and public health measures to detect the infection. BACK PAGE CISCE Class XII results out, 18 share top rank NEW DELHI: Eighteen candidates have shared the top rank in CISCE Class XII with a score of 99.75 per cent, as per the results declared on Sunday. The second rank (99.50 per cent score) has been shared by 58 candidates and the third (99.25 per cent) by 78 candidates. PTI Gangsters plotting crime in Punjab from safe haven Canada Jupinderjit Singh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 24 Seven gangsters of Punjab are “conveniently” operating from Canada and are behind murders in the state, besides collecting ransom money by way of extortion and kidnapping. COLLECT RANSOM TO LEAD LUXURIOUS LIFE, BUY ARMS The money is used to live a luxurious life in Canada and to finance smuggling of weapons, recruitment of youths in gangs. The trend has come to the fore in the recent RPG attack on the Police Intelligence Headquarters in Mohali (May 9); the sensational Moosewala killing (May 29) and Ripudaman Singh Malik’s murder in Surrey (July 14). INSIDE ance system (for conducting internal audits and quality assessments), aircraft ground- ed due to lack of spares, the multiple minimum equipment list (MEL) and the maintenance control centre. Adequacy of turn-around time during transit — through spot checks and implementation of the PIB recommendations (engineering related) — is also included in the focus area of the special audit. According to the DGCA order, dated July 18, the audit teams are to be headed by an officer not below the rank of Deputy Director of Airworthiness and will include two other officers of the Airworthiness Directorate (headquarters/regions). The team leader will provide the report continued on page 9 India all set to own 21st century: Kovind Murmu to take oath as Prez today Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 24 Outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said he was confident that the country was getting equipped to make the 21st century its own. In his farewell address to the nation, Kovind said the National Education Policy and the renewed focus on healthcare along with economic reforms “will let citizens find the best course for their lives”. At the same time, he quoted Dr BR Ambedkar’s concluding remarks in the Constituent Assembly to sound a note of caution about the kind of democracy the nation should pursue. “India must not be content with mere political democracy as it cannot progress without social democracy,” he said. Describing social democracy as a way of life which recognises the trinity of liberty, equality and fraternity as the principles of life, Kovind said, “To divorce one from the other is to defeat continued on page 9 AT 12 JANPATH, HE’LL BE SONIA’S NEIGHBOUR ■ Kovind will shift into his new res- idence 12 Janpath on Monday ■ It’s a stone’s throw from Cong chief Sonia Gandhi’s 10 Janpath ■ Among largest in Lutyens, was earlier allotted to late Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan HIS ENTITLEMENTS ■ Will draw a monthly pension of ~1.5 lakh ■ Free furnished resi- dence for remainder of his life ■ Two fixed-line tele- phones, one mobile phone and a car ■ Secretarial staff — pvt secy, addl pvt secy, personal asst, 2 peons ■ Free treatment, free travel in India with one person by highest class (air, rail, steamer) Locals question role of police as mining mafia thrives in Nuh dist DEEP NEXUS Geetanjali Gayatri Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 24 In the back-of-beyond district of Nuh, locals insist the police call the shots and nothing moves without their “consent”, leave alone a dumper of illegally mined stones getting away without being noticed. The fire raging around illegal mining in the Aravallis in Nuh, after a DSP was mowed down while trying to stop a dumper, is on the doorstep of the police, and they are on the defensive. The locals claim in the remote villages of Firozpur Jhirka block bordering continued on page 9 Cops inspect vehicles at a checkpost in Nuh. PHOTO: S.CHANDAN ~15K PER DUMPER FOR ‘SAFE PASSAGE’ ■ Villagers claim nothing ■ Once the cut is paid, it’s cops’ moves in Nuh district without the knowledge of cops ■ Mafia men pay ~15,000 a month per dumper to agents responsibility to ensure safe passage to dumpers ■ Prior info of raids or new officer taking over is given HARYANA GOVT TO PROBE CLAIMS IN DETAIL A judicial probe is underway. ❝investigated thoroughly. The claims will be Anil Vij, HOME MINISTER Mom’s name good enough for kids of unwed women New Delhi, July 24 Citing the mental agony and insult faced by Karna in the epic ‘Mahabharata’, the Kerala High Court has allowed a person to include his mother’s name alone in his birth certificate, identity certificates and other documents. “We want a society with no such characters like Karna, who curses his life because of KERALA HC CITES KARNA OF MAHABHARATA Kids of unwed mothers, rape victims can also live with fundamental rights of privacy, liberty, dignity. Justice PV Kunhikrishnan ❝ PLEA FOR EXPUNGING FATHER’S NAME Petitioner sought removal of father’s name from birth register and issuance of a certificate showing mother’s name alone the insult he faced for not knowing the whereabouts of his parents. We want the real IRANI SENDS NOTICE TO CONG LEADERS BACK PAGE brave Karna who was the real hero and fighter in ‘Mahabharata’. Our Constitution and the constitutional courts will protect all of them and the new age ‘Karnas’ can live like any other citizen with dignity and pride,” Justice PV Kunhikrishnan said. “The children of unwed mothers and the children of rape victims can also live in this country with the fundamental rights of privacy, liberty, and continued on page 9
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