08022023-TT-01.qxd 07-02-2023 23:02 Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 143 NO. 38 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH WAR OF WORDS ON AS US REFUSES TO RETURN SPY BALLOON’S DEBRIS WORLD /thetribunechd RBI MAY HIKE REPO JAISHANKAR, CANADA RATE BY 25 BPS TODAY: MINISTER DISCUSS TRADE, EXPERTS BUSINESS SECURITY BACK PAGE WILL GIVE APT RESPONSE TO ANY AGGRESSION AT LAC, SAYS ARMY J&K wednesday | 8 february 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com PM aided Adani’s meteoric rise: Rahul attacks govt; BJP calls charge baseless CONG’S FOUR POSERS ■ Adani got contracts in how many countries visited by the PM? ■ How much money did he pay the BJP through electoral bonds? ■ How did Adani’s net worth rise from $8 bn to $140 bn in 9 yrs? ■ Why was he given contract for airports despite no experience? Congress MP Rahul Gandhi displays a picture of PM Modi with businessman Gautam Adani in the Lok Sabha. PTI world should study it. Harvard Business School should study it. The PM should be given a gold medal (for aiding Adani),” the Wayanad MP said in a series of allegations against PM Modi, evoking a sharp response from Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, who SC to hear afterfour weeks Punjab’s plea Thorat quits as Maha Cong legislature party chief against Majithia bail IN BRIEF MUMBAI: Maharashtra Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat on Tues- day resigned as the state legislature party head, a day after his letter to party chief Mallikarjun Kharge over friction with state unit president Nana Patole came out, party sources said. PTI TURKEY, SYRIA QUAKE TOLL 5,000, SC rejects Agusta accused Michel’s bail petition INDIA SENDS AID NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the bail plea BACK PAGE EDIT: WHEN QUAKE STRIKES Appointment opposed over ‘BJP link’ Satya Prakash Tribune News Service Tribune News Service New Delhi, February 7 Leading the Opposition attack over the Adani row in the Lok Sabha, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday alleged the BJP-led Union Government facilitated Adani Group founder Gautam Adani’s “magical rise” from 609th position on the world’s richest list to the second spot in nine years. He said PM Narendra Modi “deserves a gold medal for aiding the industrialist’s meteoric rise”, a charge the BJP dismissed as “shameless, reckless and baseless”. “India is a case study of government-business tango. The SC junks plea, Gowri sworn in as HC judge of British citizen Christian Michel, who is an accused in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam. Extradited from Dubai in 2018, Michel is being investigated by the CBI and the ED. TNS DELHI: The Supreme Court will hear after four weeks an appeal filed by the Punjab Government against a Punjab and Haryana HC order granting bail to former state minister Bikram Singh Majithia in a drugs case. Justice Surya Kant had recused from the case on January 30. INSIDE NEW GIVE PROOF, DO NOT LEVEL WILD ALLEGATIONS: RIJIJU FOLLOWED RULES WHILE MAKING INVESTMENTS: LIC ADANI SHARES REBOUND ON MOVE TO PRE-PAY LOANS INSIDE said, “You can say outside whatever you want. We can’t continued on page 10 New Delhi, February 7 The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a petition seeking to restrain advocate Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri from taking oath as an additional judge of the Madras High Court. While the Supreme Court was hearing arguments seeking to stall her elevation and restrain her from taking oath as a judge, Madras High Court Acting Chief Justice T Raja administered oath to Gowri at 10.48 am. “We are not entertaining the writ petition. Reasons will follow,” a Bench comprising Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice BR Gavai said. Chandra Victoria Gowri SHOWING FAITH IN COLLEGIUM This (petition against appointment) will be like showing lack of faith and respect in the Collegium. SC Bench ❝ “When the Collegium takes a decision, it also takes the opinion of the consultee continued on page 10 JEE-Main result out, 20 score perfect100 New Delhi, February 7 As many as 20 students scored perfect 100 in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Main’s January edition, the result of which was declared on Tuesday. All candidates with 100 NTA score are male. Fourteen of them are from the general category, four from the OBC-NCL (non-creamy NTA TO DECLARE RANKS AFTER SESSION 2 IN APRIL layer), and one each from the general-EWS and SC categories. The exams were held from January 24 to February 1. The session 1 of JEE-Main 2023 witnessed the highestever attendance at 95.8 per cent. The second session will be held from April 6-12. The registration for the session two commenced today and will conclude on March 7. The National Testing Agency, which conducts the exam, said the result of 50 students was withheld as they were under scrutiny. It said the ranks of the candidates would be released after taking into consideration the results of both sessions. — TNS Google plans ‘Bard’ to counter ChatGPT NEW DELHI: Fearing a threat to its market dominance, Google has announced that it will soon launch an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered chatbot called ‘Bard’ to counter the Microsoft-backed ChatGPT tool that has become an overnight sensation. The Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, announced the plan in a blog post. — TNS
The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising four eminent persons as trustees.
The Tribune, the largest selling daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
The English edition apart, the 133-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).