28012023-TT-01.qxd 27-01-2023 23:23 Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 143 NO. 27 | 22 PAGES | ~7.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH INDIA BEAT NEW ZEALAND, ENTER WOMEN U-19 WORLD CUP FINAL SPORT /thetribunechd WORST OF INFLATION, NO SHORTCUTS, ADOPT CURRENCY CRISES ‘TECH FASTING’: PM TO BEHIND US: RBI BUSINESS STUDENTS BACK PAGE TERRORIST DALLA'S AIDE NABBED AFTER SHOOTOUT PUNJAB saturday | 28 january 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com COUGH SYRUP HAI TO ALVIDA KHANSI For more information, please call or WhatsApp us: +91 977 921 4455 / email@example.com India issues notice to Pakistan for modification of Indus treaty Sandeep Dikshit Tribune News Service TITLE ELUDES SANIA IN LAST GRAND SLAM ■ Indian tennis star Sania Mirza capped off her glorious Grand Slam career with a runners-up finish alongside ‘best friend’ Rohan ■ “If I cry, these are happy tears... I’m still going to play a couple of more tournaments but my professional career started in Melbourne,” she said. ■ Six Grand Slamtitles, including three mixed doublestrophies, the 36-year-old is India’s most accomplished woman tennis player. INSIDE New Delhi, January 27 India has issued a notice to Pakistan for the modification of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) due to its “intransigence” on resolving the disputes over the Kishenganga and Ratle hydroelectric projects (HEPs). The Indian intention was conveyed via a notice on January 25 through respective Commissioners for Indus Waters as per Article XII (3) of the IWT, said sources here. “The objective of the notice for the modification is to provide Pakistan an opportunity to enter intergovernmental negotiations within 90 days to rectify the material breach Action follows Islamabad’s ‘intransigence’ over dispute redressal mechanism Given 90 days to rectify material breach ■ In a report tabled in August 2021, of the IWT. This process would also update the IWT to incorporate the lessons learned over the last 62 years,” said sources. They did not elaborate on what Infra push to turn Andaman into port hub STRATEGIC MOVE Bids invited for part of ~41,000 cr four-phase project Tribune News Service MAJOR LANDMARK New Delhi, January 27 In a strategic move, the government today said it would develop a natural bay in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as an international trans-shipment hub. This is part of a Rs 41,000 crore four-phase project to develop a mega international Mega project to accrue benefits such as forex savings, FDI, increased economic activity at other ports and enhanced logistics infrastructure container trans-shipment port (ICTP) at Galathea Bay of Great Nicobar Island of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal. Other projects part of this mega project include an airport, a township and a power plant. The location is close to Indira Point, the southernmost tip of the islands. The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways today said an expression of interest would be invited on Saturday, which would be available online. The site is located just 60 km from the international trade route that has existing trans-shipment terminals at Singapore, Klang and Colombo. The project includes making a berth length of about 2.3 km translating to seven berths and two berths for liquid cargo. This will be able to hold all continued on page 9 New Delhi: The Union Health Minister unveiled the world’s first intranasal Covid-19 vaccine, (iNCOVACC). Developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance, it will soon be available at private clinics. INSIDE Hindenburg report on Adani Group leads to bloodbath on D-Street THE NEED FOR IT House standing committee favouredrenegotiating the treaty ■ The aim was to address climate change impact on water availability in the river basin, which wasn’t covered under the pact WORLD’S 1ST INTRANASAL COVID VAX UNVEILED Tribune News Service File photo of BRO personnel at work on the Indus banks near Leh. were “the lessons learned” or how the “material breach of IWT” would be rectified. The Indian side says it was forced to take this move after Pakistan took unilateral action for examining its objections to India’s HEPs. In 2015, Pakistan first requested for appointment of a “neutral expert” to examine continued on page 9 IN BRIEF Go First fined ~10 lakh for leaving flyers behind NEW DELHI: The DGCA fined Go First ~10 lakh for leaving behid 55 flyers at Bangalore airport on January 9, citing various lapses, including improper communication between staff concerned. BACK PAGE 12 cheetahs from S Africa to arrive in February NEW DELHI: India and South Africa have finally signed an MoU to transport 12 cheetahs from the African country next month and reintroduce them in the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh. TNS Oreva MD named in Morbi collapse chargesheet MORBI: The police on Friday filed a chargesheet in the Morbi suspension bridge collapse incident. Jaysukh Patel, managing director of Oreva Group, has been named among 10 accused. INSIDE New Delhi, January 27 The stock market tumbled on Friday due to an unfavourable research report about the Adani Group, whose firms alone have lost over Rs 4.17 lakh crore in market valuation. With a net worth of $96.6 billion, billionaire Gautam Adani is now the world’s seventh richest man, according to Forbes, slipping from the third position he held before the Hindenburg report. The Sensex lost 874 points and Nifty slid below 17,600 points, with investors losing an estimated Rs 12 lakh crore in two days of broad-based selling that also impacted banking stocks as the report by US short-seller Hindenburg Research gave the impression that Indian public sector banks were over-exposed continued on page 9 Adani threatens legal action, research house stands by it SENSEX TANKS 874.16 POINTS BIGGEST LOSS IN A MONTH CLOSES AT 59,330.90 ■ Investors lose over ~10.73L cr, fall triggered by report on Adani Group ■ NSE Nifty tumbles 287.60 points to end at 3-month low of 17,604.35 LIC, SBI INVESTMENTS IN ADANI AT RISK: CONG New Delhi: Liberal investments in the Adani Group by LIC, SBI and state entities may be at risk, the Congress alleged on Friday, citing the “close relationship between the Adani Group and the current government”. PTI Himachal IG Zaidi’s suspension revoked Tribune News Service Amarinder may replace Koshyari as M’rashtra Guv Tribune News Service New Delhi, January 27 Days after Bhagat Singh Koshyari expressed his desire to step down as Maharashtra Governor, the names of former Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh and former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan are doing the rounds to replace him. Sources said though nothing could be said with certainty as of now, the top leadership was mulling over certain names for the post. Capt Amarinder and Mahajan were in the reckoning as both qualify to play the gubernatorial role, given their age and political experience, they said. Capt Amarinder, who quit the Congress after he was unceremoniously removed as Punjab CM in 2021, had floated the Punjab Lok Congress, which he later merged with the BJP The saffron party recently . appointed him a member of its national executive. continued on page 9 ISI pushing militancy in India with US arms left behind in Kabul: Intel GUDIYA RAPE-MURDER Illegal weapons market flourishing along Pak-Af border Shimla, January 27 The Himachal Pradesh Government has revoked the suspension of senior IPS officer ZH Zaidi, who was penalised in the 2017 Gudiya rape and murder case. Posted as Inspector General of Police, Zaidi was placed under suspension by the previous BJP government on January 15, 2020. The action came after former Shimla SP Soumya Sambasivan told the CBI court that he was pressuring her to change her statement in the custodial death case of one of the accused, Suraj. Following public uproar over the rape and murder of the minor girl in Kotkhai (Shimla), the government had constituted an SIT, headed by Zaidi. The SIT had arrested six persons, one of whom (Suraj) died at the Kotkhai police station on the night of July 18, 2017. Zaidi and eight others were arrested in connection with the custodial death. continued on page 9 Mukesh Ranjan Tribune News Service SECURITY CONCERNS, RAHUL HALTS HIS YATRA ■ In Kashmir, Rahul Gandhi on Friday cancelled his Bharat Jodo Yatra amid ‘serious’ security concerns ■ He started his march from Banihal in Ramban. He was joined by NC leader and former CM Omar Abdullah New Delhi, January 27 Security and intelligence agencies have flagged concern over the illegal arms market along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Most of the arms sourced from there are US-made and are being dropped with the help of drones on the Indian side in Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab. Sources in the government said the agencies in their DRONE DELIVERIES ■ ISI buys weapons from the black market for terrorists present in Pakistan, said sources ■ In turn, these handlers provide weapons and ammunition to their operatives in India ■ Majority of the weapons dropped by drones in Punjab and J&K are found to be US-made report revealed that when the US forces left Afghanistan, they left behind a major chunk of their arms and ammunition. “The weapons left behind are being sold in the illegal arms market that has come up in the north-west part of Pakistan along its borders with Afghanistan,” a source in the know of the development said. The sources said the ISI was buying weapons from the black market and giving them to Khalistani and Islamic terrorists present in Pakistan. In turn, such elements (handlers) were providing continued on page 9 Mann, Kejriwal launch 400 more mohalla clinics Deal stuck, dwellers won’t Tribune News Service Amritsar, January 27 Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann and AAP’s national convener Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated 400 more Aam Aadmi clinics at an event here today, taking the number of these neighbourhood health centres across the state to 500. Kejriwal said while the Mann government in Punjab took a mere 10 months to open these clinics, his government in Delhi took five years “due to the interference” of the Modi government. Accusing the Centre of Will ensure healthy and vibrant Punjab, says CM Bhagwant Mann ROW AS HOSPITAL’S NAME CHANGED Changing the name of Punjab Health Systems Corporation’s Bhai Sahib Singh Satellite Hospital, Amritsar, to Aam Aadmi clinic has triggered a row. Accusing the govt of ‘renaming buildings’, exDy CM Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa asked the CM to apologise. <
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