04122022-TTC-01.qxd 12/4/2022 12:23 AM Page 1 123 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 334 | 20 PAGES | ~7.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 BIO-ECONOMY GREW 8 TIMES IN AS MANY YEARS: MINISTER J&K AUS THRASH INDIA 5-1, CLINCH HOCKEY TEST SERIES SPORT /thetribunechd BHAI VIR SINGH AND CONSTITUTION A FEMINIST HIS LITERARY JOURNEY DOCUMENT, SAYS CJI SPECTRUM BACK PAGE sunday | 4 december 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Monitoring Chinese presence Guj polling tomorrow, in Indian Ocean: Navy Chief EC flags urban apathy Navy Day Looking to procure long-range drones, says Admiral New Delhi, December 3 As campaigning for the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections came to a close on Saturday, the Election Commission lamented that low voting percentage in the urban areas was undermining the overall turnout. The first phase saw 63.31 per cent polling, lower than 66.79 per cent witnessed in 2017. Surat, Rajkot and Jamnagar saw lower than the average turnout of 63.3 per cent. Though the voting percentage increased in many constituencies, with rural segments witnessing a much better turnout, the average figure was dampened by the apathy SELF-RELIANT BY 2047 NIAtocourt:Rinda stillabsconding Bhartesh Singh Thakur Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 3 Contrary to the media reports claiming terrorist Harvinder Singh Sandhu, alias Rinda, died due to drug overdose in Pakistan, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has got a proclamation under Section 82 of the CrPC issued against him from a special NIA court, Panchkula. REPORTS CLAIMED HE DIED OF DRUG OVERDOSE IN PAK The NIA said Rinda had been absconding and his whereabouts could not be known. The matter came to light on December 1, when the court was hearing a case related to the seizure of three IEDs, and arms and ammunition at Bastara toll plaza in Karnal. The court was apprised that the NIA made “sincere efforts continued on page 10 Student, driver die in bus-truck collision TARN TARAN: A schoolgirl and a school bus driver died on the spot and four students were injured when their bus collided with a truck here on Friday. INSIDE Tribune News Service Tribune News Service IN BRIEF New Delhi, December 3 The Indian Navy is adding next generation fighter jets and looking to procure another aircraft carrier, longrange drones and more submarines, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar said here today. The growing Chinese presence in the Indian Ocean, he said, was being continuously monitored. Addressing the media on the eve of the Navy Day, Admiral Kumar said, “We will passionately pursue and adopt niche and disruptive technologies…. We have a target to be self-reliant by 2047.” passionately ❝ Willand adopt pursue niche & disruptive technologies. We have a target to be self-reliant by 2047. Admiral R Hari Kumar Admiral R Hari Kumar addresses the media in New Delhi. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANAS RANJAN BHUI On the technological front, the Navy Chief said 30 long-distance armed Predator drones were to be procured. “The project is at a stage where we are continued on page 10 MILITARY LITERATURE FESTIVAL REPORT ON BACK PAGE Ph-2 Asks voters to turn out in large numbers DUTCH IN LAST 8 833 IN FRAY | 93 SEATS ‘India is a part of me’: Google CEO Pichai 2.54 cr REGISTERED VOTERS 26,409 BOOTHS SET UP 36,000 EVMs TO BE USED WASHINGTON: “India is a part of me and I carry it with me wherever I go,” said Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, who received the Padma Bhushan from the Indian envoy on Friday. PTI PROMINENT CANDIDATES: CM Bhupendra Patel (Ghatlodia), Patidar leader Hardik Patel (Viramgam), OBC leader Alpesh Thakor (Gandhinagar South) COUNTING ON DECEMBER 8 of urban voters in important districts, the EC said. It cited Himachal Pradesh where Shimla recorded the lowest turnout of 62.53 per cent continued on page 10 Netherlands’ Cody Gakpo (L) in action with Tim Ream of the USA. REUTERS NETHERLANDS BEAT USA SWITZERLAND BEAT SERBIA CAMEROON BEAT BRAZIL 3-1 3-2 1-0 Khalid, Saifi discharged in 2020 Delhi riots case NEW DELHI: A court on Saturday discharged former JNU student Umar Khalid and UAH founder Khalid Saifi in a case related to the 2020 Delhi riots. PTI Alert across country on drugs made by Baddi firm 20 held captive at illegal rehab freed SPURIOUS DRUGS Ambika Sharma COURIERED TO UTTAR PRADESH ■ The spurious drugs were ■ ‘Mastermind’ Mohit Bansal allegedly manufactured by Trizal Formulation under name of renowned brands owned wholesale shop MH Pharma in Agra; 10 boxes sent from Baddi found there tion of spurious medicines manufactured by Baddibased Trizal Formulation in the name of various renowned companies. Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) VG Somani issued the directions on December 1 after the receipt of a detailed report from Himachal Drugs Controller Navneet Marwaha. Tribune News Service Solan, December 3 The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation has alerted all drug licensing authorities (DLAs) across the country to check the circula- Spurious drugs with a face value of over Rs 1 crore were seized by the Drugs Control Administration (DCA) between November 22 and 24 from a car, two godowns and the unauthorised manufacturing unit of Trizal Formulation in Baddi. The batch numbers of the seized medicines, including Montair, Atorva, Roseday, continued on page 10 Today’s issue is of 20 pages, including six-page additional pullout (Spectrum). Tribune News Service Bathinda, December 3 A team of the state Health Department sealed a rehabilitation centre operating illegally at Kothe Maha Singhwala, Mehraj, in Bathinda. The team freed 20 addicts allegedly held captive there and shifted them to a de-addiction centre at the local Civil Hospital. Centre sealed | 10 staffers detained |Ownerabsconds All 10 staff members of the rehabilitation centre have been detained even as the owner is absconding. Police officials said they were investigating the matter. Dr Tejwant Singh Dhillon, Civil Surgeon, Bathinda, said, “Acting on a tip-off, we formed a team of department officials and raided the centre falling under the Rampura Phul block. It was being operated without the mandatory approvals. We have sealed the premises and shifted all 20 patients to a secure environment.” The staff members of the rehab centre had been handed over to the police for further action, he said.
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