24022023-TTC-01.qxd 2/24/2023 12:59 AM CHINA CONSIDERING SENDING ARMS TO RUSSIA: NATO WORLD /thetribunechd Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 143 NO. 54 | 16 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HAVE NATURAL BOND WITH LATIN AMERICA, SAYS EAM BACK PAGE friday | 24 february 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Keen on resolving SC grants Khera interim bail post dramatic arrest border standoff at ANTI-PM REMARK Headed for Raipur, was deplaned by Assam Police at IGI Airport earliest, says China Tribune News Service ‘POLITICS OF VENDETTA’ Tribune News Service New Delhi, February 23 In a move that could herald forward movement on the border dispute, China has spoken about the need to “speed up to deal with the relevant issues” on the western section of the China-India boundary. The impression has been that at the last disengagement at PP15 in the GograHot Springs area in September, China had been stalling progress in other standoff areas in Demchok and Depsang regions. In a more detailed readout than that of the Ministry of External Affairs, the Chinese Foreign Office also said the first in-person meeting of an inter-ministerial group since the Galwan valley clash reviewed the “positive progress” of the previous management and control along the China-India border BEIJING READOUT ON WMCC TALKS New Delhi, February 23 Hours after his dramatic deplaning and arrest at the IGI Airport here by the Assam Police in a case related to his alleged objectionable comments against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera was on Thursday released on interim bail granted by the Supreme Court. “We direct that the petitioner (Khera) shall be released ■ The Congress strongly con- Cong leader Pawan Khera being taken into custody in New Delhi. PTI on interim bail by the court of the competent Magistrate at Delhi where he is to be pro- duced this evening,” a threejudge Bench led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandra- demned the police action against party spokesperson Pawan Khera, terming it “politics of vendetta” ■ The police action against Pawan Khera is a new example of PM’s politics of vendetta, harassment and intimidation, said Jairam Ramesh chud said, granting him interim bail till February 28. “We have protected you (Khera) but there has to be some level of discourse,” an apparently displeased CJI told senior counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who represented Khera. The Bench, which also included Justice MR Shah and Justice PS Narasimha, said the order was aimed to enable Khera to apply for regular bail before the jurisdictional court upon the FIRs being transferred to one jurisdiction. It means, Khera will have to seek regular continued on page 9 ■ Consensus on actively imple- menting further stabilisation ■ Two sides to avoid recurrence of situation on ground areas. Though Indian and Chinese troops had clashed in Arunachal in December, the faceoff was presumably not included in the “positive progress” probably because it took place on the eastern section of the China-India boundary. The MEA had said the two sides reviewed the situation in the western sector of the India-China border areas and continued on page 9 Mercury on rise, early March likely to sizzle Karam Prakash Tribune News Service US NOMINATES AJAY BANGA TO LEAD WORLD BANK US President Joe Biden on Thursday announced that the US is nominating Indian-American business leader and former Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga to lead the World Bank. REPORT INSIDE New Delhi, February 23 The northwest region, including Punjab, Haryana and New Delhi, which is already witnessing above normal temperatures, will continue to experience high temperatures for the next three days, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday. “No immediate relief from 31.3°C IN DELHI ■ Maximum temperature in range of 30-35°C, 5-7°C above normal ■ Delhi sees 31.3°C, region staring at heatwave in March first week the rising temperatures is expected. These will further rise by 2-3 degrees Celsius after three days. This may lead to an adverse impact on wheat crop as it is approach- ing reproductive growth period, which is sensitive to temperature. High temperature during the flowering and maturing period will obviously lead to yield loss. There could be a similar impact on other standing crops too,” the IMD said. Notably, the maximum day temperature is in the range of 30-35 degrees Celsius, which is 5-7 degrees Celsius above normal. Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 31.3 degrees Celsius on Thursday. Some meteorologists predicted heatwave was possible in the first week of March. Experts also predicted March to be much hotter than normal. Worryingly, many states are witnessing record-breaking high temperatures in February, an uncommon trend. IN BRIEF ED questions Kejri’s PA in excise policy case NEW DELHI: The ED on Thursday grilled Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s PA Bibhav Kumar in excise policy case. BACK PAGE Dynastic parties can’t work for welfare: Shah MUMBAI: Dynastic parties can never work for Karnataka’s welfare, Home Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday. BACK PAGE Rajagopalachari’s great grandson quits Cong MUMBAI: CR Kesavan, great grandson of C Rajagopalachari, has quit Congress. BACK PAGE
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