06022023-TTC-01.qxd 2/6/2023 GOLFER ADITI ASHOK WINS 4TH TITLE IN KENYA SPORT /thetribunechd 12:43 AM Page 1 13 RISHI SUNAK JOINS UK-INDIA STRATEGIC TALKS BACK PAGE CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 7 NO. 36 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 monday | 6 february 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Kargil architect Musharraf dead Sandeep Dikshit Tribune News Service New Delhi, February 5 Pakistan’s former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf, the architect of Kargil war, died after a prolonged illness in Dubai on Sunday. Musharraf, 79, who lived in a selfimposed exile in the UAE to avoid criminal charges against him in Pakistan, was suffering from amyloidosis, a rare disease caused by a buildup of an abnormal protein called amyloid in organs and tissues throughout the body. Musharraf’s life witnessed numerous upheavals, especially after his military career entered the fast lane, courtesy Benazir Bhutto at first, and then Nawaz Sharif, to the everlasting regret of both of them. His list of omissions was so long that even the powerful Pakistan military was unable to ensure his continued stay, especially after democracy had struck firmer roots around 2013 with the PPP completing five years in saddle, followed by the return of his bête noire Sharif as the PM. Prior to the Mum- Centre blocks 232 betting, Want debate, not disruption: loan apps with China links TMC strikes discordant note ADANI ROW: 3 POSERS DAILY, CONG STEPS UP ATTACK Action after security agencies flag data leak, extortion Tribune News Service File photo of Pervez Musharraf with Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Delhi. PTI GENERAL’S ENGAGEMENTS WITH INDIA Pervez Musharraf visited India for Agra summit in 2001 In 2005 as President to watch India-Pak cricket match In 2009 for media event after stepping down as President DISPUTED LEGACY ■ Experts describe his legacy as ‘disputed’ and say he realised after Kargil that nothing would change in Pak if it did not have good ties with India ■ General Musharraf lived in self-exile in UAE even as Pak courts heard charges against him from treason to murder bai attack in 2008, when India and Pakistan seemed to be mending fences with vigour, much was made of Musharraf’s Muhajir origin. THAROOR TRIGGERS ROW Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s post on the social media, saying Musharraf, ‘once an implacable foe of India’, became a ‘real force for peace’ later, drew the BJP’s ire with the saffron party accusing the Congress of ‘eulogising’ the architect of Kargil war His personal connection with India was tenuous though his well-heeled family had continued on page 9 edit: General musharraf New Delhi, February 5 In another crackdown on mobile phone apps with Chinese links, the Union Government has ordered a ban on 232 such apps — 138 related to betting and 94 lending. The ban has been imposed on an “urgent” and “emergency” basis using relevant sections of the Information Technology Act. The action was initiated by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on the recommendations of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). “The decision was taken after enforcement agencies flagged incidents of extortion and harassment of common people who had availed small amounts of loans through these apps, particularly in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka,” a US DOWNS CHINA’S 'SPY' BALLOON ■ China threatens repercussions, says was ‘unmanned airship’ ■ US fighter aircraft fires a single missile, causing the balloon to crash into the Atlantic Ocean ■ Balloon’s downing creates spectacle over tourism hub South Carolina’s coast. INSIDE A large Chinese balloon drifts above Kingstown, North Carolina. An American fighter plane and its contrail are seen next to it. AP/PTI SUICIDE BY BORROWERS IN ANDHRA, T’GANA ■ Of 232 banned apps, 138 related to betting and 94 lending ■ Cases of suicide by borrowers reported in Andhra, Telangana ■ MHA began looking into apps with China links 6 months ago ■ Apps contained material deemed threat to India’s security senior official said. The move is among series of actions initiated against Chinese companies and Beijing’s economic interests by the government post a clash between the armies of the two nations at Galwan in 2020. Sources said the continued on page 9 New Delhi, February 5 Even as the Congress on Sunday stepped up attack against the Centre over allegations against the Adani Group, questioning the government’s silence, the TMC broke ranks with the larger Opposition led by the Congress, saying it wanted a debate, not disruption. “Great chance to skewer the Modi government when both Houses debate President’s Address. If any Opposition party disrupts, they are in cahoots with the BJP We . IN BRIEF FIR against Kambli for assaulting wife Mumbai: Police have lodged an FIR against Vinod Kambli for allegedly assaulting his wife in an inebriated state at his home. The ex-cricketer has been asked to appear before the police for statement. PTI (TMC) want debate, not disruption,” Derek O’Brien, leader of the TMC in the Rajya Sabha, tweeted. The main business on the agenda tomorrow is Motion of Thanks on President’s Address which was to be moved a day after the Budget on February 2. But owing to the protests by the Opposition, demanding a discussion on the Hindenburg report by suspending listed business, it could not be done. Upping the ante, Congress chief continued on page 9
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