31122022-TTC-01.qxd 12/31/2022 12:50 AM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 361 | 16 PAGES | ~7.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 MYANMAR’S SUU KYI TO SERVE 7 MORE YEARS IN PRISON WORLD /thetribunechd SIA CHARGESHEETS 4 LeT ULTRAS IN TERROR RECRUITMENT CASE J&K ADANI BUYS ROYS’ CHINESE INTERCEPT COULD 27.26% STAKE IN NDTV HAVE CAUSED AIR COLLISION, FOR ~602 CR BUSINESS SAYS US BACK PAGE saturday | 31 december 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com REMEMBERING PELE LONG LIVE THE KING SC to states: Set up special units in police stations to facilitate motor accidentprocessinitiated claims Stresses filing of First Accident Report immediately after mishap to ensure claim Satya Prakash Tribune News Service FORMER INDIA FOOTBALLER RECALLS PLAYING AGAINST THE LEGEND PELE, JEWEL IN SPORT’S CROWN REPORTS INSIDE EDIT: COLOSSUS OF FOOTBALL OPED: AN EMBODIMENT OF THE GAME THE WORLD LOVES New Delhi, December 30 Expressing concern over inordinate delays in disposal of motor accident claim cases, the Supreme Court has issued guidelines for registration of First Accident Report immediately after a motor vehicle accident to ensure that the claim process is initiated at the earliest. A Bench of Justice S Abdul Nazeer and Justice JK Maheshwari directed the police in all states/UTs to set up a specialised unit and post trained officers at every police station within three months. “We direct that the Chief Secretary/DGP in every state/UT shall develop a specialised unit in every police station or at the town level and post trained police personnel to ensure the compliance of the provisions of the MV Amendment Act and Rules within a period of three months from the date of this order,” the Bench said. “For the effective implementation of the MV Amendment Act and Rules framed thereunder, the specified trained police personnel are required to be deputed to deal ❝ The Chief Secretary/DGP in every state/UT shall develop a specialised unit in every police station or at the town level and post trained police personnel. — Bench with the motor accident claim cases”, it said. “On receiving the intimation regarding road accidents by a motor vehicle at a public place, the SHO concerned should take steps as per Section 159 of the MV Amendment Act. After registering the FIR, the Investigating Officer, as per Motor Vehicles Amendment Rules, 2022, should submit the First Accident Report within 48 hours to the Claims Tribunal. The Interim Accident Report and Detailed Accident Report also should be filed before the Claims Tribunal within the prescribed time limit,” it said. “The registering officer should verify the registration of the vehicle, driving licence, fitness of the vehicle, permit and other ancillary issues and submit the report in coordination with the police officer before the Claims Tribunal. “The Investigating Officer shall inform the victim(s)/legal representative(s), driver(s), owner(s), insurance companies and other stakeholders concerning the action and should take steps to produce the witnesses before the Tribunal,” it said. The top court directed the General Insurance Council and all insurance companies to issue appropriate directions to follow the mandate of Section 149 of the MV Amendment Act and the amended Rules. Rishabh Pant hurt as car catches fire after crash in Haridwar, hospitalised Charred remains of cricketer Rishabh Pant’s car after it rammed into a divider and caught fire on the Delhi-Dehradun highway in Roorkee. PTI New Delhi/Dehradun, Dec 30 Star cricketer Rishabh Pant had a miraculous escape when his car crashed into a road divider and caught fire after he reportedly dozed off at the wheel on the DelhiDehradun highway in the early hours of Friday. The 25-year-old, who was on his way to his hometown Roor- ROADWAYS STAFF WHO HELPED CRICKETER TO BE HONOURED kee to surprise his mother, suffered injuries on his head, back and feet, but is in a stable con- Don’tplay Poirot:Russianenvoy VB verifying graft complaint on death of two compatriots againstformer CM Channi New Delhi, December 30 Russia’s Ambassador to India Denis Alipov pushed back at conspiracy theorists, including Congress MP Manish Tewari, for trying to sensationalise the sudden deaths of two Russians — Vladimir Bydanov and Pavel Antov — holidaying in Rayagada, Odisha. Alipov in particular focused on Tewari’s reference to the French detective Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie’s murder mysteries. “Two Christians cremated, Jupinderjit Singh SUDDEN DEMISE ■ Vladimir Bydanov was found dead inside a hotel room in Odisha on December 22 ■ Pavel Antov ‘died by suicide’ after attending Bydanov’s funeral on December 25 not buried! Why? Hercule Poirot says burnt bodies tell no tales,” tweeted Tewari while sharing an article by an American media house which said at least eight prominent continued on page 7 Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 30 The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has taken up a corruption complaint against former Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi regarding alleged diversion of funds from the state government’s Daastan-e-Shahadat function to his family function. Vigilance officials said the bureau’s probe pertained to verifying the complaint and the VB might summon the Haryana coach files rape bid complaint against minister He calls allegation politically motivated ‘Not returning to Cong’, Azad junks reports New Delhi, December 30 Senior politician and chief of the newly-formed Democratic Progressive Azad Party Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said there was no move to return to the Congress with which he had snapped his 52-year-old association earlier this year. The veteran politician, who has been former Union Minister and CM of Jammu and Kashmir, said reports suggesting his return to the grand old party were planted by some vested leaders in the Congress and there was no truth in them. “I have never spoken to any Congress leader and neither has anyone called me. So I wonder why these kinds of stories are planted in the media,” Azad said. He said these attempts were made by Congress leaders to create a sense of uncertainty within his party cadres and to demoralise them. “Come whatever may, we will emerge stronger,” he said. — PTI Chandigarh, December 30 A junior athletics coach of Haryana has submitted a complaint to the Chandigarh Police of alleged rape attempt by state Sports Minister Sandeep Singh. The complaint comes a day after the coach had, during a press conference at the Indian National Lok Dal’s office here, accused the minister of sexual misconduct. An Olympian and former captain of the Indian national hockey team, Singh has rubbished the charges as “baseless” and “politically motivated”. The woman had participated in the 2016 Rio HE CALLS IT POLITICAL VENDETTA former Chief Minister also for ascertaining the facts. They said at this juncture, the probe was at the verification stage and not a regular inquiry. Channi termed the Vigilance action as political vendetta by the Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government continued on page 7 IN BRIEF BSF rewards 10 teams for downing drones NEW DELHI: A reward of ~1 lakh to its 10 ‘hit’ teams is among steps taken by BSF to check infiltration by Pakistan drones. BACK PAGE Didi refuses to sit on dais at PM’s event KOLKATA: Post sloganeering, CM Sports Minister Sandeep Singh Olympics and was recruited as a junior coach in the Haryana Sports Department under the government’s outstanding sportsperson scheme in September this year. In her complaint, the coach alleged that Sandeep Singh would send continued on page 7 Mamata refused to sit on dais at PM Modi’s virtual event to flag off Vande Bharat express. BACK PAGE Tunisha’s mum alleges blackmail by co-actor NEW DELHI: Tunisha’s mother alleged her death could be a murder and accused Sheezan Khan of blackmailing her. PTI Himachal temperature up 1.5°C in 120 yrs Solan, December 30 The average temperature has increased by 1.5°C in the last 120 years in Himachal Pradesh, and the gap between the day and night temperature too has widened. This was stated by Dr SK Bhardwaj, head of environmental sciences department at Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry in Nauni, during a workshop on GLOBAL WARMING Every country is working to keep temperature rise below 2°C. It is projected that by the end of the century, warming may be beyond 2°C, which can be devastating, says Dr SK Bhardwaj, environment expert “Ways to fight climate change” on the campus today. Expressing concern over the changing scenario, he said it was neither good for the human beings nor the plants as “the latter cannot acclimatise to the abrupt changes and that leads to disease”. Bhardwaj pointed out that “every country in the world is working to keep the temperature rise below 2°C but the results are not satisfactory. There are projections that by continued on page 7 dition following the accident at Manglaur in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar district around 5.30 am, the police said. The driver and other staff of a Haryana Roadways bus helped the cricketer get out of the burning Mercedes Benz, said Haridwar SSP Ajai Singh. The car was completely continued on page 7 INTEREST ON SMALL SAVINGS SCHEMES UP POST OFFICE TERM DEPOSITS 1 year 6.6% | 2 years 6.8% 3 years 6.9% | 5 years 7% Senior citizen scheme 8% Kisan Vikas Patras 7.2% Monthly Income Scheme 7.1% National Savings Cert 7% PM Narendra Modi attends the last rites of his mother Heeraba in Gandhinagar. PTI ‘Hermit’s journey’: PM on his mother’s demise New Delhi, December 30 Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Heeraba passed away at UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre in Ahmedabad in the wee hours on Friday. She was 99 and was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday. The hospital said in a statement that she breathed her last at 3.30 am during treatment at the institute. The PM’s last meeting with his mother before she was hospitalised was on the eve of the Gujarat polls on December 4 when he went to seek her blessings in Gandhinagar. Paying continued on page 7 CONDOLENCES POUR IN My deepest condolences. May her soul rest in peace. — FUMIO KISHIDA, JAPANESE PM May she rest in peace and may you find solace in her memory and the rich heritage she bequeathed to you and many others. — BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, ISRAEL PM There is no greater loss than losing one’s mother. My condolences to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. — SHEHBAZ SHARIF, PAK PM We have seen how instrumental her role was in every aspect of your life as a mother, motivator and mentor. —SHEIKH HASINA, B’DESH PM
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