03112022-TTC-01.qxd 11/3/2022 12:38 AM Page 1 13 ON BRINK OF BIG VICTORY, SAYS NETANYAHU WORLD /thetribunechd CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 303 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 thursday | 3 november 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Delhi AQI ‘very poor’; work from home, cut travel, residents told Capital gas chamber, AAP to blame: Union Minister Centre targeting Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 2 The air quality in Delhi continued to remain in the “very poor” category as the 24-hour Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 376. The situation was equally bad in other NCR cities with AQI of Noida slipping to 339 and that of Gurugram to 310. An AQI of more than 400 is considered “severe” and can affect healthy people and seriously impact those with existing illnesses. The Delhi Government has advised people to work from home and use shared transport to reduce vehicular emissions, a major contributor to air pollution in the Capital. “We are following the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) and accordingly banned all construction work, barring some essential projects,” said Environment Minister Gopal Rai. CM Arvind Kejriwal has announced Rs 5,000 per ‘Misconceived,’ SC junks plea against CJI-designate New Delhi, November 2 The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking to restrain Chief Justice of India-designate DY Chandrachud from taking oath as the 50th CJI on November 9, saying it was a “completely misconceived” petition. “We see no reason to entertain the petition. In our considered view, the entire petition is completely misconceived and the petition is, therefore, dismissed,” a three-judge Bench led by CJI UU Lalit said. The Bench, which also included Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice Bela M Trivedi, earlier agreed to hear the plea at 12.45 pm. “Get the continued on page 9 WORST IN NCR Delhi Faridabad Noida 376 346 339 Smog engulfs Kartavya Path in New Delhi on Wednesday. ANI month financial aid to labourers hit by the ban on construction work. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights asked the Delhi Government to shut schools till air quality improves. Rai said the request would be forwarded to the Commission for Air Quality Shubhadeep Choudhury Tribune News Service Morbi, November 2 The Morbi and Rajkot Bar associations today held a protest march, after passing a resolution not to fight cases for the accused in the bridge collapse tragedy. “This is a moral call. We won’t represent any accused in the bridge collapse case after the death of so many innocent persons,” a lawyer said. The association’s decision was opposed by lawyer Hamza Lakdawala, who said it was acting like a ‘khap’ panchayat. Chief Judicial Magistrate MJ Khan has sent four of the accused — two managers of ■ Overtakes Sri Lanka ex-skipper Mahela Jayawardene (1,016 runs in 31 matches, avg 39.07) ■ Kohli has played 23 innings in 25 matches, reaches top score milestone in Super 12 match against Bangladesh ■ The 33-year-old is playing his fifth T20 World Cup; his stats: 1,065 STRIKE RATE 88.75 RUNS 13 FIFTIES Virat Kohli after scoring a half-century at Adelaide on Wednesday. PTI DRDO conducts maiden test of anti-nuke missile NEW DELHI: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Wednesday conducted successful maiden flight-test of a new and extended version of the ballistic missile defence (BMD) interceptor missile named ‘AD-1’. BACK PAGE ED to quiz J’khand CM in mining case today NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate has summoned Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren for questioning on November 3 in a money laundering case linked to alleged illegal mining in the state, officials said. BACK PAGE Chandigarh, November 2 The deteriorating air quality in Delhi and NCR region has become a contentious issue with the Centre and state governments blaming each other for the crisis. Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday accused the BJP of targeting farmers over stubble-burning as a “revenge for their protest against the now-repealed farm laws”. The statement came a day after the BJP targeted the Mann government over rising farm fires and asked it to wake up from its “deep slumber”. CM Mann accused the BJP of playing politics over the issue by holding Punjab responsible for air pollution, while sparing other neighbouring BJP-ruled states. “We had asked the Centre to give an incentive of Rs 1,500 per acre to farmers for continued on page 9 Morbi & Rajkot Bar associations hold a protest on Wednesday. ANI ■ Mourning in Guj, flags at half-mast ■ Didi for judicial probe under SC ■ Crowds throng tragedy site in Morbi the OREVA Group and two sub-contractors who had repaired the bridge — to police custody till Saturday. The police had booked nine persons under IPC Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder). Meanwhile, people continue to throng the tragedy site. Sumitaben, who came from Rajkot with her son in the hope of a selfie near the collapsed bridge, was shooed away by two policemen. She left grumbling. Sumitaben is not the only one treating the site as a tourist spot. A crowd gathered at the site where rescue teams on rafts were engaged in search operations. TK Pandya, District Collector of Morbi, told The Tribune that the rescue teams were searching for a missing person. continued on page 9 edit: why bridge collapsed SAD suspends Jagir Kaur over SGPC election row IN T20 WC HISTORY IN BRIEF Management, which would take a call on the matter. Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav blamed the AAP government for turning the Capital into a “gas chamber”. Yadav said, “Punjab witnessed over 19 per cent continued on page 9 edit: Delhi’s toxic air Punjab farmers, claims Mann Morbi, Rajkot Bar associations decide not to represent accused TOP SCORER 89* 310 WORKERS HIT BY CONSTRUCTION BAN TO GET ~5,000/MONTH VIRAT KOHLI BEST SCORE Ghaziabad Gurugram 332 Chandigarh, November 2 The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today suspended senior leader Jagir Kaur from the party over “anti-party activities” after she refused to back down from contesting the November 9 Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) elections. The decision to suspend Kaur, a former SGPC chief, was taken by the SAD’s dis- ciplinary committee led by former minister Sikander Singh Maluka. She had been asked to clear her stand within two days, failing which “further disciplinary action” would be initiated against her, he said. A few days ago, SAD leaders Daljit Singh Cheema and Surjit Singh Rakhra had called on Kaur to persuade her to “toe continued on page 9 81.2% polling in Haryana amid clashes in 3 districts Nadda to release BJP manifesto in Shimla tomorrow Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 2 BJP president JP Nadda will release the party’s ‘vision document’ (manifesto) for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections on Friday. The elections to the 68member Vidhan Sabha is scheduled for November 12. Party sources said Nadda would release the manifesto in Shimla. The BJP is in power in the hill state and is pulling out all the stops to remain in the saddle by breaking the precedent of the incumbent being voted out. PM Narendra Modi was likely to address at least two public meetings each on November 5 and 9, said a BJP leader. — TNS Nuh, November 2 A turnout of 81.2 per cent was recorded in the first of the three-phase polling for the election of panches and sarpanches in nine districts of Haryana on Wednesday. Clashes were reported in Nuh, Jhajjar and Kaithal districts. In Nuh, many, including policemen, were injured. While social media was abuzz with reports of firing and even casualties, the authorities refuted the reports. Repolling was ordered at Manota village where unidentified men barged into two polling centres and fled with EVMs. KARNATAKA KEY INVESTMENT DESTINATION: PM BACK PAGE An injured at Nuh hospital PANCHAYAT ELECTIONS ■ Clashes reported from Nuh, Jhajjar and Kaithal districts ■ Officials claim polling process largely remained unaffected “There were clashes in some villages, but the situation was continued on page 9
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