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CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 INDIA BEAT SOUTH AFRICA, FINISH NINTH IN HOCKEY WORLD CUP SPORT /thetribunechd MAHATMA GANDHI MARGINALISED, BUT IMMORTAL SPECTRUM RAHUL GANDHI PAYS TRIBUTE TO PULWAMA MARTYRS J&K PM CAUTIONS AGAINST ATTEMPT TO CREATE CHASM BACK PAGE sunday | 29 january 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com IAF fighter jets collide mid-air, pilot dead 2 others eject safely I Debris strewn across miles I Sukhoi, Mirage took off from Gwalior Tribune News Service Prez renames Mughal Gardens as Amrit Udyan New Delhi, January 28 In a further impetus to indigenisation of various national symbols, President Droupadi Murmu on Saturday renamed the famous Mughal Gardens of the Rashtrapati Bhavan as “Amrit Udyan”, in line with the ongoing Azadi Ka Amrit Kaal (the 25 years leading up to the 100th year of India’s Independence in 2047) celebrations. The move, which came on the eve of the opening of the grand gardens by President Murmu on Sunday, was widely hailed by Union Ministers and BJP leaders, with many of them describing it as part of the ongoing efforts to de-colonise and indigenise the Indian thought and narrative. The government had recently rechristened Rajpath as Kartavya Path. INSIDE New Delhi, January 28 An Indian Air Force fighter jet pilot, Wing Commander Hanumanth Rao Sarathi, was killed after two jets of the IAF were involved in a midair collision over Morena in Madhya Pradesh. Two other pilots, who were in the other jet, are safe as they managed to eject. The two ill-fated jets, a Russian-origin Sukhoi 30MKI and a French-origin Mirage 2000, had taken off from Gwalior this morning. The Sukhoi was being flown by two pilots, who survived, while the Mirage 2000 was being flown by Wing Commander Sarathi. The IAF said, “Fighter aircraft were involved in an accident near Gwalior this morning. The aircraft were on routine operational flying New Delhi, January 28 A senior US diplomat will travel to Nepal, India, Sri Lanka and Qatar from January 28 to February 3, announced the US State Deeply anguished over the loss of air PROBE ORDERED warrior Wing Commander HR Sarathi... ■ A Russian-origin Sukhoi 30MKI &a Condolences to his family: Rajnath Singh French-origin Mirage 2000 took off from Gwalior on Saturday morning ■ The Sukhoi was being flown by two pilots, who survived, while the Mirage was being flown by Wing Commander Sarathi, who died ■ The debris of the two jets was strewn across several kilometres; an inquiry has been ordered into the accident WERE ON ROUTINE MISSION ❝ MORENA Security personnel near the wreckage at Pagadgarh in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh. PTI training mission. One of the three pilots involved sustained fatal injuries.” An inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the accident. Sources said the debris of the two jets was strewn across several kilometres. The Mirage 2000 crashed over Morena immediately after the collision. This indi- Department on Saturday. While in India, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland will lead the US-India annual “Foreign Office Consultations”, which cover a range of bilateral, regional and global Visit comes ahead of NSA chief’s US tour issues. She will also meet young tech leaders. The engagement comes just ahead of NSA Ajit Soon, cyber commandos to 70 plastic dumps identified battle growing online threat in HP via satellite imagery Mukesh Ranjan Tribune News Service New Delhi, January 28 The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is working on a plan to create a new wing of “special commandos” in the police force and depute them in each district across the country to deal with emerging cyber threat to government institutions and the country’s critical infrastructure. Officials in the government said following the AIIMS software hacking incident, a plan was being worked out to deploy special commandos in every district to counter the growing cyber threat in FOR ALL DISTRICTS ■ A plan is being worked out to deploy them in every district to counter the growing cyber threat in the country ■ They will be different from personnel working in cyber police stations and would join after specific training ■ They will have unhindered legal and administrative support from the district police and the administration the country. All states had been informed about the move during the recently concluded DGPs/IGPs’ conference, which was also continued on page 7 Ambika Sharma Tribune News Service Solan, January 28 In a bid to ensure speedy disposal of plastic waste dumped callously, the Department of Environment Science and Technology (DEST) has identified 70 sites across the state using satellite imagery. The elaborate exercise undertaken by DEST officials was accomplished after a scientific analysis of the images of dumped waste obtained from across the state. “Since the department has a licence for satellite usage, it was put to use to identify plastic waste sites by DEST after First such endeavour: Officials obtaining approval from the Chief Secretary. This is the first such endeavour in the country where satellite imagery has been put to use to identify plastic waste,” said Lalit Jain, Director, DEST. Once identified, DEST officials provide continued on page 7 ‘Substandard’ food at sports institute, minister livid Tribune News Service Mohali, January 28 Punjab Sports Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer on Saturday took a serious notice of the “poor quality” food being served to players during a surprise check at the Punjab Institute of Sports (PIS) mess at the Phase 9 Sports Complex in Mohali. The Sports Minister also ate the food and inspected NO COMPROMISE ON PLAYERS’ HEALTH ■ Sports Minister eats food, says not at all satisfactory ■ Tells mess contractor no com- promise on health of players Punjab Sports Minister Meet Hayer during a surprise check at the PIS, Mohali. TRIBUNE PHOTO the food material in the mess. He said the food was not at all satisfactory and was below the required standards. He warned the mess workers present on the spot Cocaine, charas seized at G’gram nightclub Our Correspondent Gurugram, January 28 The Gurugram police have seized 14 sachets of drugs, including cocaine, charas, heroin and methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), during a raid at a nightclub here in the wee hours today. As many as 288 persons, including women, were detained briefly at the club on suspicion of drug consumption and their blood samples were collected. An 288 detained, FIR filed FIR has been registered against three club owners, three managers and other staff members, but no one has been arrested yet. The raid was conducted around 2 am at Casa Danza club under the joint supervi- Sandeep Dikshit Tribune News Service Four years ago, two Hawk aircraft of IAF’s aerobatic team had crashed in Bengaluru after collision cates that the plane took the major blow and it did not allow the pilot to eject. The Sukhoi was in the air for a longer period and the pilots ejected later. Debris of The aircraft were on routine flying training mission. One of the three pilots involved sustained fatal injuries. — Air Force statement the two jets was strewn across Morena and Bharatpur district in adjoining Rajasthan. The Mirage is much lighter as compared to the Sukhoi. continued on page 7 On India tour, US diplomat Nuland to meet young techies Tribune News Service Can’t unilaterally alter Indus treaty: Pak on India’s notice sion of Udyog Vihar ACP Manoj Kumar, ACP (Crime) Preet Pal Singh Sangwan and ACP (East) Dr Kavita. “No contraband was recovered from the possession of any of the 288 persons. After vacating the club, a deep search was conducted, which led to the recovery of the contraband,” said ACP Manoj. Among others, the FIR has been lodged against club owners Abhishek Rana, Arvind Yadav and Kunark Sikka under various sections of the NDPS Act. Today’s issue is of 20 pages, including six-page additional pullout (Spectrum). against the poor quality of food being served and the lack of nutritional food for the players. He called the contractor to the spot and told him that such callosity was not at all tolerable. He said the state government would not compromise on the health and diet of the players. He made it clear to the contractor that if this happened again, the contract continued on page 7 Haryana RWAs to decideonstirtoday Geetanjali Gayatri Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 28 Residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) are on the warpath against the Haryana Government’s vertical growth plan propelled by the decision to allow construction of four floors with stilt parking across the state. As many as 500 representatives of the RWAs will meet in Panipat tomorrow to prepare a blueprint of their agitation continued on page 7 Doval’s visit to the US, reportedly to explore new technologies that both sides can partner on. India’s Deputy NSA Vikram Misri has already visited the US. In Nepal, Nuland will engage with the new government on the broad agenda of the US partnership with Nepal. In Sri Lanka, she will mark the 75th anniversary of USSri Lanka relations and offer continued US support for Sri Lanka’s efforts to stabilise continued on page 7 New Delhi, January 28 The first hearing in a dispute between Pakistan and India over the Indus Waters Treaty began at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague on Friday. The hearing began a few hours after sources here said India had issued notice to Pakistan for modification of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT). India has boycotted the Court of Arbitration (CoA) and in the notice to Pakistan, it has called for meetings to resolve the long-standing dispute within 90 days. However, Pakistan has opposed the notice with its Attorney General stating that news about New Delhi’s attempt at a unilateral modification of the IWT was misleading. “Submission of a belated request for the resolution of disputes raised by Pakistan DELHI SKIPS HEARING ■ India plans to build two hydropower projects over the Chenab and Jhelum rivers ■ The World Bank has set up a Court of Arbitration (CoA) and appointed a neutral expert ■ India has boycotted the CoA hearing and called for meetings to resolve the dispute was a demonstration of India’s characteristic bad faith. The two countries have been arguing over hydroelectric projects on the shared Indus river and its tributaries for several years. The treaty cannot be unilaterally modified. This is an attempt to divert attention from the ongoing proceedings at the Permanent Court of Arbitration under the Indus Waters Treaty,” said his office in a statement. Both countries accuse each other of initiating parallel dispute redressal mechanisms. India says it continued on page 7 IN BRIEF Kharge writes to Shah on Rahul’s security ‘breach’ NEW DELHI: Congress chief Kharge has sought Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s ‘intervention’ to ensure Rahul Gandhi’s security in J&K during his yatra that was suspended due to a security breach. TNS Plea in SC to empower citizens to petition Parl NEW DELHI: A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Centre to take steps to create an appropriate system which empowers the citizens to petition Parliament. PTI
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