05092022-TT-01.qxd 9/4/2022 11:21 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 245 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH D-DAY FOR UK PM HOPEFULS SUNAK, TRUSS WORLD /thetribunechd STICKY BOMBS SEIZED FROM HYBRID MILITANT IN SOPORE J&K 40 & COUNTING, MARUTI HASINA ARRIVES IN SUZUKI KEEN TO KEEP DELHI TODAY ON 4-DAY ROLLING INFOCUS VISIT BACK PAGE monday | 5 september 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Tata Sons road divider in Palghar | Big loss to world ofMistry dies in |carorders probe ex-chairman Cyrus commerce and industry: PM Maha crash Vehicle carrying 4 hits Sandeep Dikshit WAS CHAIRMAN OF TATA SONS FROM 2012 TO 2016 Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 4 Cyrus Mistry, a low-profile industrialist who once headed the Tata Group and was replaced in a boardroom coup in 2016, died on Sunday afternoon in a road accident in Maharashtra’s Palghar district. He was 54. The Mercedes car he was travelling in hit a culvert-cumdivider on a highway and then dashed into a retaining wall. Besides Mistry, one more person travelling with him was killed, the police said. A famous gynaecologist of Mumbai, Anahita Pandole (55), was driving the car. Primary information suggests the car was over-speeding and tried to overtake another vehicle from the wrong side, a police official said. Anahita and her husband Darius Pan- ■ Cyrus Mistry entered family business in 1991, became Shapoorji Pallonji Ltd director ■ Took over his father’s place in the board of Tata Group after his retirement in 2006 ■ Rose to become Tata Sons chairman in 2012 at age 44 ■ As he held Irish passport, was 1st non-Indian to lead Tata Group ■ Unceremoniously removed in Oct 2016 amid disagreements over running the group ■ Last nail was his plan to shut down Nano car plant a year before Gujarat poll in 2017 The car in which former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry was travelling when it met with an accident. PTI dole (60) survived the crash. Mistry and Jahangir Pandole, brother of Darius, were killed in the accident, which hap- pened around 3 pm, about 120 km from Mumbai, the official said. Mistry and Jahangir were in the rear seats, he said. Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis said he had directed the police to conduct a detailed probe. FOUGHT LONG-DRAWN LEGAL BATTLE WITH TATA GROUP REPORT INSIDE JULY 4, 1968—SEPT 4, 2022 Mistry, who was already heading companies in the Shapoorji Pallonji Group when he was appointed to Army Chief begins Nepal tour amid Agnipath row IN BRIEF SC to hear pleas on extension of ED chief’s term NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Monday eight petitions challenging the extension of tenure of the ED Director. PTI CPM leader Shailaja rejects Magsaysay Award THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: CPM leader & Kerala ex-Health Minister KK Shailaja has declined to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award. INSIDE SAD patriarch Parkash Singh Badal hospitalised CHANDIGARH: SAD patriarch Parkash Singh Badal has been admit- ted to the PGI after a mild fever. His condition is stated to be stable. TNS New Delhi, September 4 The Army Chief, Gen Manoj Pande, will be on a four-day visit to Nepal starting Monday. This is his first visit to the neighbouring country and comes at a time when Nepal has stopped recruitment of its youth under the Agnipath scheme. Under Agnipath, troops are recruited in the armed forces only for four years. After the period, only 25 per cent are to be retained. Nepal has objected to the four-year tenure. Sources said Nepal was expected to raise the matter with General Pande. India is not keen on making a special dispensation for Nepali youth, but will handle this diplomati- Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande cally. The Indian Army carries on with the tradition of recruiting Nepali youth in BJP spreading hate, benefiting 2 bizmen: Rahul New Delhi, September 4 Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday launched a blistering attack on the ruling BJP and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was dragging India back by “spreading hate and fear and benefiting two industrialists, while the Opposition, faced with unresponsive institutions, was left with the sole option of going to the people.” Addressing a mammoth “Mehangai Pe Halla Bol” rally at Ramlila Grounds here, he said hatred and anger had been rising in India ever since the BJP came to power. “The BJP and the RSS are succeed Ratan Tata as the head of the over $100 billion salt-to-software Tata Group, was returning to Mumbai Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at ‘Mehangai Pe Halla Bol’ rally in New Delhi on Sunday. MANAS RANJAN BHUI CONG FORTUNES WILL CHANGE AFTER HIMACHAL WIN, CLAIMS PRATIBHA deliberately spreading hatred and fear. Who gains from this? Two industrialists are reaping the benefits of this fear and hate, even other industrialists are not benefiting and we can see it – all airports, ports, oil reserves and roads are in their hands,” he alleged, saying that the UPA never gave India the current levels of inflation and unemployment in 70 years. Noting that the Congressled UPA, during its 2004 to 2014 rule, pulled 27 crore people out of poverty, Rahul said “the PM has pushed 23 crore people back into poverty undoing what the UPA did.” He accused the media of being controlled by two industrialists and claimed all institutions were under pressure. “Narendra Modi could not have been the PM without the support of these two industrialists. The judiciary, the Election Commission continued on page 10 the Gorkha regiment. The British had started the system almost 200 years ago. Continuing a tradition of friendship between both armies, the Indian Army Chief will be conferred with the honorary rank of General of the Nepali Army tomorrow at a ceremony at the official residence of the President of Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Shimla, September 4 Himachal has not only attained the top position in the Interoperable Criminal Justice System (ICJS) ranking in the country, but has also managed to bring down crime against women. The ICJS ranking for July was released recently by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). The ICJS is an initiative of the e-Committee of the Supreme Court to enable seamless transfer of data and information among different pillars of the criminal justice system like courts, police, jails and forensic science laboratories. The ICJS was implemented in Himachal in December 2020. This platform is backed by Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System (CCTNS) and Investigation Tracking System for Sexual Offences (ITSSO). The state has also topped among the hilly states in the CCTNS ANTI-WOMEN CRIME DIPS JAN-JULY CASES 2021 960 2022 936 STEPS TO CURB CRIME ■ 1,582 cases of rape & those under POCSO Act pending trial ■ HP Police begin ‘Robust Trial Management’ for such cases ■ Women help desks set up in all 146 police stations in state ranking and stands fourth overall. The compliance rate under ITSSO has increased from 22.9 per cent in 2018 to 82.6 per cent in 2022 due to weekly monitoring. The ITSSO is an online module that helps monitor the investigation into sexual offences. There are 3,927 sexual offenders in the state. As a result of several initiatives aimed at checking crime against women, the number of cases from January to July had declined marginally from 960 in 2021 to 936 in 2022. yamunanagar/LUDHIANA, SEPT4 About 25,000 acres of standing paddy crop has been hit by the dwarf disease in Yamunanagar district, leaving the farmers worried. As per claims made by farmers before the authorities of the Haryana Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department, most of the incidents of stunted growth of paddy have been reported in Sawa-127, Sawa-7301, Shift Gold, Arize-6444, PR-114, Pusa-1509 and some other ■ 2,07,500 acres under paddy in Yamunanagar this year; 12.5 % hit by the dwarf disease ■ Jaswinder Singh, Deputy Director of Agriculture, has called for a special girdawari Punjab Agri Director seeks report in 48 hours varieties. After getting complaints from a number of affected farmers, the Agriculture Department, Yamunanagar, has written to the higher authorities requesting for a ‘special girdawari’ so that the affected farmers could get compensation. Jaswinder Singh, Deputy Director of Agriculture, Yamunanagar, said he had written to the Director General of Agriculture Department, informing him that of the 2,07,500 acres under paddy in the district this year, 12.5 per cent of it (about 25,000 acre) had been hit by the dwarf disease. Nepal. General Pande will meet his Nepalese counterpart apart from meeting the country’s senior military and civilian leadership where he will discuss avenues for enhancing India-Nepal defence relations. General Pande is scheduled to call on the PM of Nepal on September 6. — TNS ASIA CUP SUPER 4 MATCH ■ India post 181 for 7 against Pak- istan in Asia Cup Super 4 match ■ Virat Kohli top-scores with 60 off 44; KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma contribute 28 each. INSIDE Need to stop dividing country: Nadir Godrej Mumbai, September 4 Billionaire Nadir Godrej has said we need to “stop dividing the country” and urged the government as well as the industry to “do more” on this aspect. Godrej, the Chairman and MD of the Godrej Industries, said, “We are doing well on the economic front and also undertaking welfare measures. but efforts ought to be made to unify the country.” The industrialist said he would like to see more free speech where the “state’s long arm doesn’t reach and crushes voices that oppose”. — PTI HP ranks high in tracking Dwarf disease hits paddy on 25K acres in Y’nagar 12.5% CULTIVATED AREA AFFECTED criminals & sharing data Bhanu P Lohumi from Ahmedabad when the tragedy occurred on a bridge over the Surya river at Charoti Naka. He was battling two disappointments of late. His father Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry, who once called the shots at Tata House, passed away in June. In May, the Supreme Court dismissed his final petition against his removal as the Tata Sons chairman in 2016. NCP leader Supriya Sule, one of the few who stood by him during those tumultuous boardroom battles and backroom intrigues, was the first to mourn his death. “Devastating news. My brother Cyrus Mistry passed away. Can’t believe it,” she tweeted. Soon, led by PM Narendra Modi, political leaders and businesspeople tweeted their condolences. continued on page 10 Sources said a Central government team had also visited the district on August 24 to review the affected crop. The Sadhaura, Bilaspur and Saraswati Nagar blocks of the district were the most affected, added the sources. Farmers claimed the paddy crop had been hit 100 per cent in some areas. “My one and a half acres has been totally damaged due to the dwarf disease,” said Vikas, a farmer of Sudhail village. Another farmer, Jagbir Singh, of continued on page 10 Former CM Ghulam Nabi Azad, along with senior leaders, waves at supporters during a rally in Jammu on Sunday. PTI Full statehood, jobs for locals top Azad’s agenda Our Correspondent Jammu, September 4 In his maiden rally after quitting the Congress, former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today spelled out the agenda of his yet-to-be-named party, the main being restoration of Jammu and Kashmir’s statehood, protection of land and job rights of its residents, generating employment and the return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits. Addressing the well-attended rally at Sainik Colony on the outskirts of Jammu, the veteran leader said he would announce the name of his new party after consulting people and leaders of Jammu and Kashmir, but added it would be in neither Maulana’s Urdu MAIDEN RALLY IN JAMMU Outsiders ❝land, eithershould not or buy in Jammu Kashmir, and jobs should not be given to them... After all, how many jobs are available in J&K? Ghulam Nabi Azad, FORMER CM nor Pandit’s Sanskrit.“The party will include Hindus, Muslim and other communities. The name will be such that is can be easily remembered and all communities relate to it,” he said. Azad arrived at the Jammu airport in the morning and was accorded a warm reception by his supporters who took him in a procession to continued on page 10 RBI to offer explanation to govt as inflation rises, growth moderates New Delhi, September 4 The RBI will be submitting an explanatory letter to the Centre next month after inflation continued to breach the 6 per cent upper limit and the quarter one GDP growth figure for fiscal 2022-23 of 13.5 per cent fell short of the central bank’s expectations of 16.2 per cent. The RBI will convene a meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting early next month to prepare the letter to be sent by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das in his capacity as the MPC chief. The GDP growth rate for the April-June quarter of 2022-23 has fallen short of expectations, leading to most rating agencies lowering their annual estimates to below 7 per cent for the full financial year during which the country faced very few Covid-relat- WORRYING FACTORS ■ Inflation continues to breach 6% upper limit ■ Q1 GDP growth falls below RBI’s 16.2% projection ■ Uneven monsoon may affect agri in some parts ■ Unemployment rate in Aug at 1-year high of 8.3% ed disruptions but dealt with the impact of high fuel and commodity prices and a global economic downturn. “Overall, the growth recov- ery is not so strong in India. It ideally implies that monetary tightening should not be very aggressive,” said Nikhil Gupta, chief econo- mist at Motilal Oswal Financial Services group. The government is pointing out that some of the highfrequency indicators augur well for future growth. Indicators of activity in the industrial and services sectors are holding up, urban demand is strengthening and rural demand is gradually catching up. But these are accompanied by worry points such as an uneven monsoon and a one-year high of 8.3 per cent unemployment rate in August. Domestic rating agencies SBI and ICRA are still optimistic of 7 per cent growth, but overseas ones like Nomura and Moody’s are pessimistic. Moody’s projects growth of 7.7 per cent in calendar 2022, which would fall to 5.2 per cent in calendar 2023. — TNS
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