29072022-TTB-01.qxd 7/28/2022 11:34 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 208 | 16 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA BIDEN, XI HOLD TALKS TO REDUCE TENSION OVER TAIWAN WORLD /thetribunechd LANDSLIDES, FLASH FLOODS IN JAMMU, ARMY RESCUES 4 J&K SENSEX, NIFTY EXTEND MODI OPENS CHESS RALLY AS BULLS REGAIN OLYMPIAD; PAK PULLS FOOTING BUSINESS OUT BACK PAGE friday | 29 july 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Uproar in Parl over Adhir’s ‘Rashtrapatni’ remark Sonia, Smriti exchange furious words |Congress slams BJP members for ‘heckling’ its party chief Kuldeep Singh Jr national-level boxer dies of drug overdose Bathinda, July 28 A five-time medal winner and junior national-level boxer allegedly died due to a drug overdose in the Talwandi Sabo area of the district. The deceased has been identified as 19-year-old Kuldeep Singh. On a complaint of the deceased’s father, Pritam Singh, the police have registered a case against a man. Pritam Singh told the police: “My son Kuldeep Singh had gone to his college from where continued on page 7 2 pilots die in MiG crash near Barmer NEW DELHI: Two pilots of the Indian Air Force were killed in a MiG-21 fighter jet crash near Barmer in Rajasthan. The jet had taken off for a night training sortie. It burst into flames mid-air and crashed to the ground, leaving no time for the pilots to eject. continued on page 7 Air surcharge: Leh and beyond Rs 2.00 MONSOON SESSION I said Rashtrapatni ❝mistake. I am a by Smriti Irani in the Lok Sabha. PTI New Delhi, July 28 The Rajya Sabha adopted a motion to suspend three more members, Sushil Kumar Gupta and Sandeep Kumar Pathak of AAP and Independent MP Ajit Kumar Bhuyan, for the rest of the week for “unruly behaviour.” With this, the total member of members suspended from the Rajya Sabha has gone up to 23. As soon as the House assembled after the first adjournment, Opposition MPs continued to protest in the well of the House. Deputy Chairman Harivansh then named the three members for holding placards and raising slogans. Thereafter, V Muraleedharan, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, moved a motion to suspend the three members. — TNS emerged, Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi said the “brutal heckling, verbal assault and physical intimidation of one of the most dignified ladies of Indian politics, Sonia Gandhi, by the BJP” was “traumatic and sickening”. “That this assault by the BJP MPs took place inside Parliament reflected mob mentality,” he alleged. continued on page 7 Bengali. I am not used to Hindi. AR Chowdhury Vibha Sharma Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 28 Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s “Rashtrapatni” remark against President Droupadi Murmu today snowballed into a major political row with the BJP accusing Congress president Sonia Gandhi of “sanctioning the humiliation of a selfmade tribal woman”. The all-out attack by Union Minister Smriti Irani against Sonia in the Lok Sabha result- 3 more RS MPs suspended IT WAS A MISTAKE ❝ SONIA TARGETED A senior leader was heckled wolf pack-style when all she did was speak to another senior member. Mahua Moitra, TMC NCW SUMMONS ADHIR, ASKS SONIA TO TAKE ACTION ed in angry exchanges between the ruling and Opposition leaders inside and outside Parliament. There was Sonia Gandhi. FILE also some unprecedented fracas in the House after the adjournment was announced. As different versions There’s limit to targeting judges: SC ChinksinpoliceclaimsonDSP’smurder New Delhi, July 28 Taking exception to the targeting of judges, the Supreme Court on Thursday expressed strong displeasure over news reports that said it was delaying the hearing of a petition alleging increasing attacks on Christian institutions and priests in India. “Give us a break… there is a limit to targeting judges,” said a Bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud, disapprov- Slams reports on ‘delay’ in hearing petition on anti-Christian attacks ing of misreporting on an adjournment of the hearing. “Last time the matter could not be taken up because I was down with Covid. You get it published in newspapers that the Supreme Court is delaying the hearing. Look, there is a limit to how much you can target the judges. Who supplies all this news?” wondered Justice Chandrachud. “The news I saw online was that judges are delaying the hearing. Give us a break. One of the judges was down with Covid and this is the reason we could not take up the matter. Anyway, we will list it otherwise there will be another news item,” the continued on page 7 No clarity whom the illegally mined stone was meant for DEEP NEXUS Geetanjali Gayatri Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 28 The mowing down of the DSP at Taoru in Nuh has left some unanswered questions even as the police have arrested 11 persons, including the main accused, in connection with UNANSWERED QUESTIONS ■ Whom were they plying the gravel-filled dumper for? ■ Which stone crusher were they supplying the stock to? ■ Who was purchasing from them? the incident. While there is no ambiguity around the driver, Mittar, and the cleaner, Ikkar, as the main accused in the case, there is no clarity on IN BRIEF NMC frames scheme for Ukraine returnees NEW DELHI: The National Med- ical Commission has told the SC that final-year students who returned from Ukraine will be permitted for the Foreign Medical Graduate exam. BACK PAGE Canadian cops arrest 2 for Ripudaman murder CHANDIGARH: The Canadian police have arrested two persons for the targeted killing of Ripudaman Singh Malik, who was shot dead in Surrey, British Columbia, on July 15. INSIDE ■ Why was the DSP ‘so charged up’ about stopping a lone dumper? ■ Why was the officer not accompanied by a police party? whom the illegally mined stone was meant for. Also, it is not clear for whom they were plying the dumper continued on page 7 Mamata drops Partha from her Cabinet NEW DELHI: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has removed Partha Chatterjee, arrested by the ED in a school jobs scam, from her Cabinet. 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