27032023-TTC-01.qxd 3/27/2023 12:26 AM PM TO REVIEW INTEGRATION OF ARMED FORCES THIS WEEKNATION /thetribunechd Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 143 NO. 84 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 PLEA IN SC: PUNISH NETANYAHU OVER LEGAL PLAN WORLD monday | 27 march 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Martyr’s son called Mir Jafar but no case filed: Priyanka Hits back at BJP| Cong brass holds ‘satyagraha’ for Rahul New Delhi, March 26 At the daylong ‘Sankalp Satyagraha’ launched today to protest the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi, top Congress leaders exuded hope for electoral change and opposition unity in the run-up to six state and 2024 Lok Sabha elections even as they rejected the ruling BJP’s charge that the former Wayanad MP insulted OBCs and the country. “Can the son of a martyr who walked thousands of kilometres from Kanyakumari to Kashmir with the message of national unity insult the country or its people?” AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said, addressing the event at Rajghat where Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge questioned why the BJP felt hurt over fugitive Nirav and Lalit Modi’s criticism. Mounting a strong defence for her brother Rahul, Priyanka said he was “raising people’s voices”, and noted, “I get Dharamsala-Delhi IndiGo flight begins TWO GOOD ■ Indian men’s pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy beat China’s Tan Qiang and Ren Xiang Yu to clinch Swiss Open Super 300 doubles badminton title ■ Nikhat Zareen added a second boxing World Championships title to her swelling trophy cabinet in Delhi on Sunday ■ With the win, Telangana’s Nikhat becomes only the 2nd Indian after the legendary MC Mary Kom to win the prestigious title twice ■ Lovlina Borgohain broke her ‘bronze jinx’ to claim her maiden gold medal in fourth attempt ■ The Assam boxer had won the bronze at Tokyo Olympics in 2021 LOVLINA BORGOHAIN NIKHAT ZAREEN Dharamsala, March 26 IndiGo today commenced direct flight between Dharamsala and Delhi. Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur participated in the inaugural ceremony of the Indigo flight to Dharamsala, virtually. He said it was the fifth commercial flight to operate between Delhi and Dharamsala form the Gaggal airport in Kangra district. INSIDE Bid to target Indian Mission Over 29% surplus rain in foiled by cops in Washington March, Punjab affected most Scribe abused & assaulted, MEA flays attack Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi addresses party’s ‘Sankalp Satyagraha’ in New Delhi. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANAS RANJAN BHUI a sense that everything is going to change after today.” Priyanka also said her brother, a martyr’s son, was called Mir Jafar and Pappu but there was no case. “In my brother’s case, trial, conviction, sentencing happened in a jiffy while thousands of cases linger in courts for years,” she noted. “Time has come to raise voice against an arrogant government. If Rahul Gandhi can be barred from contesting elections for eight years, it does not bode well for the country or its democracy. Something is very, very wrong,” she cautioned. continued on page 10 Karam Prakash Tribune News Service Tribune News Service New Delhi, March 26 American security services foiled an attempt by aggressive and abusive pro-Khalistan demonstrators to target the Indian Embassy in Washington days after the MEA had summoned its senior-most diplomat and strongly taken up the vandalising of its consulate in San Francisco by a similar mob. continued on page 10 New Delhi, March 26 In an unusual development, the country recorded over 29 per cent excess rainfall this month so far. Against the long period average (LPA) of 25.1 mm of rain, the country received 32.6 mm till Sunday. Of the four geographical regions of India, the east and northeast areas — with 51.9 mm of rain against the LPA of 42.7 mm — received the Protest outside the Indian Embassy in Washington. PTI Mann:~15,000/acre relief if damage above 75% highest rain till March 26, revealed the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). However, the northwest region received 33.8 mm of rain, which is 17 per cent less than the normal 40.7 mm for the region till March 26. Punjab, one of the agrarian states in the region, recorded 54 mm continued on page 10 IN BRIEF Mid-air collision averted, 3 employees suspended KATHMANDU: After an AI & a Nepal Airlines planes nearly collided mid-air on Friday, 3 ATC officials were suspended. BACK PAGE Salman threat mail: Man held in Rajasthan MUMBAI: The police have arrested a man from Rajasthan in connection with sending a threatening mail to actor Salman Khan. INSIDE BRS decides to back JD-S in Karnataka poll NEW DELHI: The BRS on Sun- day announced support to the JD (Secular) in the upcoming Karnataka elections. INSIDE
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