17052023-TTC-01.qxd 5/17/2023 12:47 AM 13 1,419 NUCLEAR WARHEADS IN US ARSENAL WORLD /thetribunechd Page 1 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 7 NO. 135 | 16 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 wednesday | 17 may 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Karnataka CM logjam persists, both contenders meet Kharge Siddaramaiah, Shivakumar refuse to step back |Cong says decision in day or two Shubhadeep Choudhury Tribune News Service new delhi, May 16 Three days after the Congress recorded a landslide win in the Karnataka Assembly elections, suspense over the Chief Minister’s post continued on Tuesday with party president Mallikarjun Kharge’s meetings with the two contenders — former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and state unit president DK Shivakumar — ending inconclusively. The day saw hectic activity in the Congress camp after Shivakumar, a senior Vokkaliga leader, virtually staked claim to the top post saying the “party is his mother and a mother will give everything to her child”. Although Siddaramaiah has been in the Capital since yesterday, Shivakumar had cancelled his Monday visit, citing health reasons. He finally arrived today. Although the Karnataka Congress chief categorically denied possibilities of resigning in the event of losing out in the CM’s race, Shivakumar is learnt to have told the Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge interacts with Siddaramaiah and (below) DK Shivakumar. PTI CONG IN HUDDLE TO WORK OUT POSSIBILITIES this ❝ We have builtwe have party (Congress), ■ Moments after DK Shivaku- mar met Mallikarjun Kharge, ex-CM Siddaramaiah also met the party chief on Tuesday ■ Formulas are being discussed to placate both sides, with the division of CM’s term among easy options on the table built this house. I am a part of it...A mother will give everything to her child…. If the party wants, it can give me the responsibility... DK Shivakumar, KARNATAKA CONG CHIEF party leadership that he would “work as an ordinary MLA if not picked as CM”. Muscle-flexing by both sides has forced the Congress into a huddle with Kharge meeting Rahul Gandhi, AICC general secretary (organisation) KC Venugopal and AICC general secretary, Karnataka, Randeep Surjewala earlier today. continued on page 10 ‘Don’t create fear’: SC raps 2ultrasheld33yearsafter ED on Chhattisgarh scam Mirwaiz Farooq’s killing Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 16 The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) not to create an atmosphere of fear after the Chhattisgarh Government accused the probe agency of “running amok” and attempting to implicate Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in a money laundering case connected with an alleged Rs 2,000 crore liquor scam in the state. “Even a bona fide cause becomes suspect when you behave like this…. Don’t create an atmosphere of fear,” a Bench led by Justice Sanjay IN BRIEF LAC: India, China hold Maj Gen-level talks NEW DELHI: India and China on Tuesday held Major General-level talks in the Daulat Beg Oldie sector to resolve their pending issues on the LAC. INSIDE Monsoon over Kerala delayed to June 4: IMD NEW DELHI: A three-day delay is expected in the onset of the monsoon over Kerala. It is likely to arrive by June 4, the IMD said on Tuesday. TNS Collegium recommends 2 for posts of SC judge NEW DELHI: The SC Collegium has recommended names of AP CJ Prashant K Mishra and advocate KV Viswanathan as judges in the top court. INSIDE Our Correspondent BEHAVIOUR SUSPECT Even a bona fide cause becomes suspect when you behave like this…. Don’t create an atmosphere of fear. — SC ❝ Kishan Kaul told Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, who represented the ED. The court’s comments came after senior counsel Kapil Sibal, representing the Chhattisgarh Government, continued on page 10 Srinagar, May 16 The Special Investigation Agency (SIA) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police has arrested two terrorists who were allegedly involved in the killing of Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq, the father of separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in 1990. The militants, Javaid Ahmad Bhat and Zahoor Ahmad Bhat, were associated with Hizbul Mujahideen. They have been handed over to the CBI for further proceedings, according to the Special Director General of continued on page 10 Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 16 Directions by the Lokayukta for timely compliance with its orders notwithstanding, the Haryana Government has failed to act in as many as 100 cases of alleged irregularities over the past six years. The Lokayukta has ordered action, among others, against 47 DIED IN VIOLENCE AFTER THE ATTACK MAY 21, 1990: Mirwaiz Moulvi killed by 5 militants at his house MAY 22: 47 killed in violence JUNE 11: Case handed over to CBI JUNE 18: 2 accused ultras killed 2009: Sole arrested ultra Ayub Dar gets life term in TADA court MAY 16, 2023: 2 ultras arrested Raw material traders in HP escape action Tribune News Service Ambika Sharma Chandigarh, May 16 The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Tuesday arrested Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon, aka Kiki, former Congress MLA from Faridkot, for amassing more wealth than his known sources of income. A spokesperson of the state VB informed that a corruption case had been registered against the MLA along with co-accused Gursewak Singh of Nanaksar village (Faridkot) and Rajwinder Singh of Dhanna Shaheed village (Ferozepur) after an inquiry. He said that to assess all of Dhillon’s movable and ■ The Vigilance Bureau, in its probe, found that ex-MLA Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon made more wealth than his known sources of income ■ He purchased properties in the names of other persons at Mumara village in Faridkot ■ Spent 245% more than his known sources of income immovable assets, a check period of five years from April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2022, was fixed by the VB. continued on page 10 100 cases, 6 years:Haryana fails to act on Lokayukta order against erring officials Bhartesh Singh Thakur Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq Punjab ex-MLA held for disproportionate assets ‘ILL-GOTTEN’ WEALTH MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE, SAYS WATCHDOG ■ Govt must act on Lokayukta’s a ‘miscarriage of justice’ recommendations, say rules ■ Lokayukta Justice Hari Pal Verma has called the delay ■ Of 100 cases, 24 are of IAS, IPS and state civil service officers, but the government is yet to submit actiontaken reports (ATRs) despite a mandatory three-month deadline. “The ATRs are not sent by the departments concerned within the stipulated period. The delay not only continued on page 10 2022-23 and 76 of previous five financial years MODI DISTRIBUTES 71K JOB LETTERS BACK PAGE Tribune News Service Solan, May 16 The trading of substandard pharmaceutical raw material seems to be proliferating in the Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh (BBN) industrial area with several cases of spurious drugs coming to the fore since September last year. SPURIOUS DRUGS MORE SUPPLIERS UNDER LENS: DCA OFFICIAL Though more than six persons involved in spurious drug manufacturing were arrested by officials of the Drugs Control Administration (DCA) in 2022, suppliers of raw materials like active pharmaceutical ingredients as well as excipients have not been arrested. Sample this: Six types of spurious drugs were seized in September 2022 from the premises of Arya Pharma in Baddi. Leading brands of key companies like Macleods Pharma, Park Pharma and LV Lifesciences had been made illegally. In another case, 301 tablets of Telma-H, continued on page 10 c m y b
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