08032023-TTB-01.qxd 3/7/2023 11:22 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 143 NO. 66 | 20 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA RELIEF FOR IMRAN KHAN AS COURT SUSPENDS ARREST WARRANT WORLD /thetribunechd NCLT OKAYS SURAKSHA AHEAD OF US COMMERCE SECY’S GROUP’S BID TO BUY INDIA VISIT, CHINA SLAMS JAYPEE INFRA BUSINESS ‘ASIAN NATO’ BACK PAGE MASSIVE LANDSLIDE IN RAMBAN LEAVES ONE DEAD, 6 HURT J&K wednesday | 8 march 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com HAPPY HOLI TO OUR READERS Invest more to gain from Budget ED grills Sisodia for initiatives,onPM exhorts India Inc 6 hours in Tihar jail Asks citizens to insist invoice for every purchase to plug tax leakage Tribune News Service Tribune News Service HOLIDAY NOTICE The offices of The Tribune will remain closed today on account of Holi. There will, therefore, be no issue of the paper tomorrow (March 9). 400 Chhattisgarh tribals to join CRPF New Delhi: The CRPF has selected a fresh batch of 400 tribal youths hailing from Naxal-hit Bijapur, Dantewada and Sukma districts of Chhattisgarh for appointment as constables as part of a special recruitment drive. INSIDE New Delhi, March 7 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged India Inc to increase investment to take advantage of the opportunities unveiled in the Budget 2023-24. Addressing a post-Budget webinar on the financial sector, the PM said the government had increased the capital expenditure outlay to a historic high of Rs 10 lakh crore. He said India was being described as a bright spot of the global economy and the country had attracted a record high FDI in 2021-22 financial year. ~10K-CR PACT WITH HAL, L&T FOR AIRCRAFT, SHIPS ■ The MoD has sealed a deal with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to procure 70 HTT-40 trainer aircraft for the IAF at a cost of ~6,800 crore ■ The ministry also finalised a deal with Larsen & Toubro for acquiring three cadet training ships worth over ~3,100 crore BACK PAGE << PM Modi at the swearing-in of Nagaland CM-designate Neiphiu Rio in Kohima. PTI BACK PAGE “Today, I will call upon the private sector to increase their investment just like the government so that the country gets maximum benefit from it,” said the PM, hinting that the onus of capital expenditure was shoul- dered majorly by the government, the funds for which mainly came from taxes. continued on page 15 New Delhi, March 7 The Enforcement Directorate today questioned former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for nearly six hours in Tihar jail. The ED recorded his statement under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act as part of its probe into alleged irregularities in formulation and implementation of the now-scrapped excise policy, officials said. The officials further informed that Sisodia’s questioning is expected to continue over the next few days. Meanwhile, the ED has also made a fresh arrest in this case as it took into custody Hyder- EXCISE POLICY ‘SCAM’: LIQUOR TRADER HELD ■ The ED has arrested Hyder- abad-based liquor businessman Arun Ramchandra Pillai ■ He’s a partner in Robin Distilleries LLP that ‘represents the south group liquor cartel’ ■ PilIai is also linked to arrested liquor baron Sameer Mahandru abad-based liquor businessman Arun Ramchandra Pillai late on Monday under the criminal Sections of the PMLA following a long session of questioning, the officials said, adding that a special court later sent him to ED custody till March 13. Pillai is a partner in a company called continued on page 15 5 dead, 4 hurt as SUVploughs Punjab to review IAFpilot from Ludhiana1stwomantoleadcombatunit Tribune News Service intolabourers in Dharampur arms licences of ALUMNA OF KHALSA Solan, March 7 Five migrant labourers were killed while four others were grievously injured when an SUV ploughed into them near Dharampur on the ShimlaKalka national highway in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. The mishap occurred around 9.10 am when the victims, hailing from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, were walk- Amritpal, aides The SUV driver didn’t have a licence. ing to work, the police said. An eyewitness claimed that the speeding Toyota Innova continued on page 15 Chandigarh, March 7 Days after Waris Punjabi De head Amritpal Singh and his supporters stormed a police station in Ajnala, the Punjab Government issued directions to district magistrates to review arms licences issued to them. The move is seen as a step towards the cancellation of their licences. INSIDE Gp Capt Shaliza Dhami is currently posted in a border area in Punjab. New Delhi, March 7 Group Captain Shaliza Dhami of the Indian Air Force (IAF) today created history. She has been selected to command a frontline combat unit of the force along the western sector. She will be the first woman in the three services to command a combat unit. Group Captain Dhami, hailing from Ludhiana, will com- COLLEGE FOR WOMEN Commissioned in 2003 as copter pilot, Gp Capt Shaliza Dhami studied in Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana mand a missile unit near IndiaPakistan border in Punjab, sources said. The missile unit, tasked for an air defence role, has surface-to-air-missiles in continued on page 15 IN BRIEF Hawala network linked to PFI busted, 5 arrested NEW DELHI: The NIA on Tuesday busted a multi-state hawala network funding the Popular Front of India’s terror activities with the arrest of its five members in Karnataka and Kerala. INSIDE India to send 20,000 MT wheat to Kabul via Iran NEW DELHI: India has announced a fresh tranche of 20,000 metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan, which will be sent through the Chabahar Port in Iran. PTI
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