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CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 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 Delhi Declaration calls for New rules to protect online users: Minister zero tolerance to terror Says increasing misuse of Internet a cause for concern Tribune News Service INDIA 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 NewDelhi, October 29 The UN Security Council’s (UNSC) Counter-Terrorism Committee on Saturday called on member countries to ensure zero tolerance towards terrorist activities and vowed to deal with the menace more vigorously. The committee, with representation from all 15 UNSC members, besides counterterror experts, made this mention in the “Delhi Declaration” adopted at the end of the two-day special conclave. It also expressed concern over the increasing use of Internet and other information and communication technologies, including social media platforms, for terrorist purposes and said innovations in financial technologies such as crowd-funding platforms present a risk of being misused for terror-financing and noted with concern the increasing global misuse of unmanned aerial systems by terrorists to conduct attacks on critical infrastructure. The declaration also called for “urgent action” to counter terrorism through the full and effective implementation of various UN resolutions and President Droupadi Murmu with heads of delegations of the United Nations Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI 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. reaffirmed that terrorism in all forms constituted “one of the most serious threats” to international peace and security. It was against associating terrorism with any religion, nationality, civilisation or ethnic group, and called on member states to continue their efforts towards the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism. It strongly condemned the continued flow of weapons, military equipment, drones continued on page 6 12,112 FARM FIRES IN ■ 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, 5 in Delhi and 190 in R’sthan this season INSIDE ■ 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 start in Haryana on October 30. INSIDE ISRO tests engine of its heaviest rocket BENGALURU: The flight accept- ance 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 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- ■ 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 technologies up new challenges ❝ Newand regulatoryhave thrownto their potential Stampede at Halloween for govts bodies due PUNJAB, 8,416 IN A WEEK 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 MAKING SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTABLE NEW CHALLENGES TO GOVTS 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 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 the 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 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 ex-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 Today’s issue is of 22 pages, including six-page additional pullout (Spectrum) and four-page Jalandhar Tribune. event kills 120 in Seoul Seoul, October 29 At least 120 persons were killed and 100 injured in a stampede in a central district of the South Korean capital Seoul during Halloween festivities on Saturday night, an official said. The incident took place at about 10.20 pm (13.20 GMT). A large number of people fell down a narrow alley during the Halloween event, Yongsan fire station head Choi Sung-beom said. The number of casualties could rise as the rescue effort was still under way. “The area is chaotic and we are trying to figure out the exact number of people injured,” a National Fire Agency official said. President Yon Suk-yeol presided over an emergency meeting with senior aides and 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 of 129 SATA Regiment
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