28082023-TTB-01.qxd 8/27/2023 11:50 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 143 NO. 237 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA IMRAN CONFESSES TO LOSING CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS WORLD /thetribunechd DISCRETIONARY GRANTS OF CM, MINISTERS MAY BE REDUCED PUNJAB NEED TO SCALE UP CLIMATE-SMART FARMING INFOCUS PRIGOZHIN DECLARED DEAD, ELIZAROV MAY BE NEXT WAGNER CHIEF BACK PAGE monday | 28 august 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com PM:Global frameworkmust toensure Lunar south pole blows hot, ethical use of AI, counter crypto threat cold:60°C difference in 8 cm Tribune News Service TREATING NATIONS AS MARKETS WON’T WORK Treating other nations as markets will never work. It will harm producercountry. Making equal partners in progress is the way forward. ❝ REUTERS New Delhi, August 27 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for a global framework for ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI) as he flagged concerns surrounding bias in such modern technologies and their impact on the society. Speaking at a B20 summit, PM Modi warned corporates and businesses of the emergence of a new form of colonialism if supply chains were not made more resilient and sustainable, as he went on to make a strong case for developing an integrated approach to deal with issues concerning cryptocurrencies. Narendra Modi, The G20 logo on a bridge near the venue of the summit in New Delhi. “There is a challenge related to cryptocurrencies. There is a need for more and more integrated approach in this matter. A global framework should be created for this, in which all stakehold- ers are taken care of,” he said at the gathering attended by global and domestic business leaders. A similar approach was needed regarding AI as well, he said. “Today, the world is showing a PRIME MINISTER lot of excitement regarding AI. But amidst the excitement there are also some ethical considerations. Regarding skilling and re-skilling, concern is being raised about algorithm bias and its impact on the soci- ety. Such issues also have to be resolved together,” said the PM. Stressing the need to take business beyond the bottom line, the PM said: “This can only be done by focusing on supply chain resilience and sustainability.” The PM pointed out the phenomenon was being acutely experienced in the area of critical materials and rare earths. “At some places there are too many of these and at some they are simply not there. But the need is felt by all. If we don’t see this from a global perspective, we will promote a new form of colonialism, this is my serious warning,” said the PM. continued on page 9 Wary of violence, Nuh residents choose to remain indoors today Geetanjali Gayatri Tribune News Service Manipur tense, 3 houses set ablaze Imphal, August 27 Unidentified men torched three abandoned houses at New Lambulane locality in Manipur's capital Imphal on Sunday. Firemen rushed to the spot and put out the blaze, officials said. BACK PAGE Nuh, August 27 The frightening smell of fear fills up every lane in the city and every home in the vicinity. Fingers crossed, locals are hoping tomorrow will pass off peacefully whether or not the already-disallowed shobha yatra, announced by right wing outfits, is held. Having suffered a double whammy given the arrest of local youth and demolition of houses after the July 31 clashes continued on page 9 Shobha Yatra: Locals fear outsiders may create trouble RAF personnel deployed in Nuh district on Sunday. PTI 15 SEERS MAY BE ALLOWED FOR SYMBOLIC YATRA ■ Nuh SP Narender Bijarniya on Sunday said a maximum of 15 seers could be allowed to carry out a symbolic yatra Tarn Taran hamlets under Pressure mounts, minister water, not a drop to drink Sandeep Singh on way out? Gurbaxpuri Chandigarh, August 27 In a duality of fate, residents of at least 19 villages in Tarn Taran district, which were inundated due to a breach along the Sutlej near Ghadum village a week ago, are crying for drinking water. Reason: The villages have not been getting any power supply due to which the motors of the Water Supply continued on page 9 NO POWER SUPPLY, MOTORS NOT FUNCTIONAL; 19 VILLAGES HIT Work underway to plug a breach at Ghadum village in Tarn Taran. Pradeep Sharma Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 27 Haryana’s Minister of State for Printing and Stationery Sandeep Singh, who is facing charges of molesting a woman coach, seems to be on his way out. With the chorus for his resignation getting louder, Sandeep Singh’s continuation on the post is snowballing into a major embarrassment for Chief Minister continued on page 9 Homeless, 1,800 Mandi families await rehab ■ Retaining a ‘tainted’ minister may snowball into a huge embarrassment for the Khattar govt in the run- Sandeep Singh up to next year’s polls ■ Oppn to target govt on the minister’s continuation in the Vidhan Sabha on August 28 and 29 IN BRIEF More political parties to join INDIA bloc: Nitish MONSOON FURY Dipender Manta PATNA: Bihar CMNitish Kumar has said a few more parties were likely to join the opposition INDIA bloc during its meeting in Mumbai. PTI Tribune News Service Mandi, August 27 The monsoon fury has wreaked havoc on Mandi this year, leaving over 1,800 families in the district homeless. The worst-affected areas of the district are Sadar, Balichowki, Sarkaghat, Sundernagar and Karsog subdivisions, where a large number continued on page 9 OPPN TO TAKE UP ISSUE DURING SESSION SC to hear plea on illegal structuresin Mathura NEW DELHI: The SC will on Mon- A damaged house in Dharampur subdivision of Mandi. JAI KUMAR day hear a petition on demolition drive to clear “illegal” structures near the Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura. PTI c m y b 50°C ON SURFACE, -10°C UNDER IT 20 0 SURPRISINGLY HOT ❝ We believed thebe temperature would -20 DEPTH (MM) B20 meet Says imbalance in supply of critical minerals, rare earths may trigger form of colonialism Bengaluru, August 27 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday released a graph of the temperature variation on the lunar surface and a senior scientist of the space agency expressed surprise over the high temperature recorded on the moon. The space agency said Chandra’s Surface Thermophysical Experiment (ChaSTE) payload onboard Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram lander measured the temperature profile of the lunar topsoil around the pole to understand the thermal behaviour of the moon’s surface. At a depth of 8 cm, the payload recorded temperature as low as -10°C. With the gradual rise towards the surface, the temperature could be seen around 20°C on the lunar surface, but it is surprisingly high. -40 BHM Darukesha, ISRO SCIENTIST -60 ISRO releases graph of temperature variation on moon -80 -10 0 10 20 30 40 TEMPERATURE (°C) rising. Above the surface, the graph showed relative stagnancy in temperature between 50-60°C. 50 60 “These are the first observations from the ChaSTE payload onboard the Vikram continued on page 9
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