30102022-TT-01.qxd 10/29/2022 11:03 PM Page 1 123 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 299 | 18 PAGES | ~7.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH CONG ‘CHARGESHEET’ POLL GIMMICK, SAYS ANURAG HIMACHAL /thetribunechd RESUME TRIAL OF NADIMARG MASSACRE CASE, SAYS HC J&K SUNAK’S ELEVATION BRINGS HOPE TO UK’S MINORITIES SPECTRUM AIM TO GIVE 35,000 JOBS IN GUJARAT IN A YEAR: PM MODI BACK PAGE sunday | 30 october 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Global effort to curb tech New rules to protect online users: Minister misuse is must: UN chief Social media has turned ‘toolkit’ of terror networks: EAM Tribune News Service INDIA WIN SULTAN OF JOHOR CUP BEAT AUSTRALIA 5-4 IN SHOOTOUT ■ India defeated Australia 5-4 in a nail-biting penalty shootout to reclaim the Sultan of Johor Cup, breaking their five-year-old title jinx on Saturday ■ In the shootout, both teams ended with 3-3 scoreline, forcing the match into sudden death ■ Uttam Singh scored twice in the shootout, including in sudden death; Vishnukant Singh, Ankit Pal, Sudeep Chirmako also sounded the board for India. INSIDE New Delhi, October 29 UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called for a concerted global effort to deal with the challenge of the use of new technologies by various terror groups to radicalise people and foment discord in societies. “New and emerging technologies have unmatched potential to improve the human conditions everywhere, regrettably they have also been misused by many. Terrorists and others posing hateful ideologies are abusing new and emerging technologies to spread disinformation, foment discord, recruit and radicalise, mobilise resources and execute attacks,” the UN Secretary-General said in a message at the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee’s special meeting, hosted for the first time in Delhi. The meet on the theme, “Countering the use of new and emerging technologies for terrorist purposes”, is being attended by representatives from all 15 member nations of the UNSC. Besides expressing concern over the abuse of new NEW CHALLENGES TO GOVTS ❝ New technologies have thrown up new challenges for governments and regulatory bodies due to their potential vulnerability for misuse by non-state actors. S Jaishankar, EAM INDIA CONDEMNS ISIS ATTACK IN IRAN India on Saturday strongly condemned the terror attack at the Shahe-Cherag shrine in Shiraz, Iran. “We extend our deep condolences to the families of the victims and the people of Iran,’’ the MEA said. technologies by terror groups to spread disinformation, foment discord and radicalise the youth, UN Secretary-General Guterres said the Covid-19 pandemic had highlighted many vulnera- bilities to such misuse. “We must adopt concrete measures to reduce these vulnerabilities while committing to protect all human rights in the digital sphere. This can continued on page 6 12,112 FARM FIRES IN PUNJAB, 8,416 IN WEEK ■ 1,898 cases on Saturday, 2nd highest single-day tally this year ■ On Oct 29, 2020, Punjab saw 1,541 farm fires, tally was 1,353 in 2021 Bhagwant Mann’s home district, Sangrur, saw the maximum farm fires in the state on Saturday with 286 incidents ■ It was followed by Patiala, the home district of former CM Capt Amarinder Singh, which saw 268 farm fires ■ There have been 1,701 farm fires in Haryana, 632 in UP, 448 in Madhya Pradesh, five in Delhi and 190 in Rajasthan this season ■ CM Connaught Place in Delhi shrouded in smog with stubble-burning increasing in Punjab. TRIBUNE PHOTO IN BRIEF First phase of Haryana panchayat polls today CHANDIGARH: The first phase of panchayat elections for zila parishads and panchayat samitis will stary in Haryana on October 30. INSIDE ISRO conducts test of heaviest rocket’s engine BENGALURU: The flight acceptance hot test of the engine of ISRO’s heaviest rocket CE-20 was conducted successfully at Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu. PTI Govt extends curbs on sugar exports by a year NEW DELHI: The government has extended curbs on sugar exports by a year till October 31, 2023, to ensure its availability in domestic market. PTI ABOUT GRAP-3 FARIDABAD MOST POLLUTED IN NCR ■ CAQM has ordered invocation of stage-3 of graded response action plan (GRAP) ■ Involves strict ban on construction and demolition activities except exempted categories ■ Ban also on other dust-generating activities, including mining, excavation and drilling ■ Daily water sprinkling and use of dust suppressants before peak traffic hours on roads CITY AQI FARIDABAD DELHI NOIDA GHAZIABAD GURUGRAM 400 397 392 380 375 AIR QUALITY INDEX 401-500 SEVERE 301-400 VERY POOR 201-300 POOR 101-200 MODERATE 51-100 SATISFACTORY 0-50 GOOD Battle lines drawn, rebels may upset BJP & Congress apple cart in 15 seats Bhanu P Lohumi Tribune News Service Shimla, October 29 The battle lines have been drawn for a fierce electoral battle between the BJP and the Congress, both facing rebels who can upset the apple cart in over 15 of the 68 Assembly constituencies. A total of 413 candidates have been left in the fray after 92 candidates withdrew their nomination papers today. As many as 45 nominations were rejected. Leaders of both political parties were on their toes to persuade the rebels to withdraw their nomination in the “larger interests” of the party. The BJP has managed to convince former MP Mahesh- MAKING SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTABLE ■ The notification will pave the way for setting up of grievance appellate committees ■ Complaints for content that’s obscene, threatens integrity will be under panels’ domain ■ The panels will be authorities to pass directions to companies to remove any content ❝ Law of the land is supreme. Intermediary to ensure accessibility of its services to all users and respect their rights under the Constitution of India. Ashwini Vaishnaw, IT MINISTER supreme. Intermediary to ensure accessibility of its services to all users and respect their rights under the Constitution of India”. The notification will pave the way for setting up of grievance appellate panels. The central government will establish one or more grievance appellate committees within three months. Each grievance appellate committee (GAC) will comprise a chairperson and two wholetime members appointed by the central government. The committees will be authorities to pass directions to social media companies to remove any content. Complaints against — social media companies — for displaying obscene, pornographic content besides the content that threatens unity and integrity of India will be the domain of the committees. A user can appeal to the internal mechanism set up by social media platforms to address complaints regarding content. If the user in not satisfied by the response of the internal mechanism, he continued on page 6 President Droupadi Murmu with heads of delegations of the United Nations Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI Delhi AQI nears ‘severe’, GRAP-3 kicks in New Delhi, October 29 As the air quality in Delhi neared “severe” category, posing health risks to residents in the region, the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas directed a complete ban on construction activities barring those meant for national security and other exempted categories. The air quality index (AQI) in Delhi continued on page 6 New Delhi, October 29 The notification of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Amendment Rules 2022 will not just change how social media operates in India, but it will also cover online payments and service providers, social media companies Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, search engines like Google, online marketing companies and telecom service providers. The definition applies to any company where the user has an identity in the intermediary in form of a unique account or a number. Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw today tweeted: “Law of the land is HIMACHAL VOTES 2022 92 withdraw papers, 413 left in fray war Singh to withdraw as an Independent. He could have caused trouble for the party in the Kullu (Sadar) and Banjar Assembly seats, while the Congress persuaded former minister Kuldeep Kumar from Chintpurni and MLAs Biru Ram Kishore (Jhandutta) and Tilak Raj (Bilaspur) to withdraw their nominations. Major Congress rebels contesting the elections include Today’s issue is of 18 pages, including six-page additional pullout (Spectrum). former minister Gangu Ram Musafir from Pachhad, former MLA Subhash Manglet from Chopal and former MLA Jagjivan Pal from Sullah. The BJP could face damage from MP Kripal Parmar contesting the Fatehpur seat, former MLA from Dharamsala Vipin Nehria, former MLA from Kinnaur Tejwant Negi and Hoshiyar Singh, who won the 2017 Assembly poll as an Independent from Dehra and joined the BJP He was also . denied the ticket and is contesting as an Independent. Other BJP rebels include Manohar Dhiman from Indora, Ram Singh from Kullu, Hiteshwar Singh from Banjar, continued on page 6 ‘Engine stall’ caused fire on IndiGo flight: DGCA New Delhi, October 29 Preliminary investigation into the incident of engine fire reported on IndiGo’s Delhi-Bengaluru flight last night has revealed that “engine stall” had occurred in engine no. 2 of the aircraft. “The investigation so far has revealed that no.2 engine stall had occurred leading to surging of the airflow in the engine. Due to FLYER HURT IN SPICEJET TURBULENCE IN MAY DIES the surge, momentary fire was seen in the engine exhaust. There is no injury to any person on board the aircraft,” said Arun Kumar, chief of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Further investigation into the incident is on, Kumar said. continued on page 6 BRAVEHEART ■ Harveen Kaur Kahlon, widow of an Army officer, with son Anhadbir during the passing-out parade and pipping ceremony at the Officers Training Academy in Chennai on Saturday ■ Kaur’s husband Maj KPS Kahlon laid down his life in the line of duty in 2019. He was an artillery officer from 129 SATA Regiment
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