8/29/2023 11:54 PM PAK COURT SUSPENDS EX-PM IMRAN’S CONVICTION WORLD /thetribunechd Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 143 NO. 239 | 16 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA Rover finds sulphur, hints at O2 presence Shubhadeep Choudhury Tribune News Service New Delhi, August 29 The first data sent by a payload aboard the Pragyan rover confirmed the presence of sulphur on the lunar surface near the south pole. Preliminary analysis, graphically represented, has also revealed the presence of aluminium, calcium, iron, chromium and titanium on the lunar surface. Further measurements have revealed the presence of manganese, silicon and oxygen. The investigation regarding the presence of hydrogen is underway, ISRO said today. “In situ scientific experiments continue.... The LaserInduced Breakdown Spectroscope (LIBS) instrument on board the rover unambiguously confirms the presence of sulphur on the lunar surface near the south pole… aluminium, calcium, iron, chromium, titanium, manganese, silicon and oxygen have also been detected, as wednesday | 30 august 2023 HYDROGEN HUNT ON ■ Preliminary findings show presence of aluminium, calcium, iron, manganese, silicon and oxygen ■ ISRO says it wouldn’t have been possible to confirm sulphur presence from orbiter ■ The search for hydrogen is underway, say scientists habit: Jaishankar In run-up to statepolls, OldChina including on LPG price cut by ~200 Arunachal in its map Tribune News Service Rates effective from today |Election gimmick, says Oppn Tribune News Service New Delhi, August 29 Months before the Assembly elections in Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram, Cost of LPG followed by the 2024 Genercylinder now al Election, a meeting of the in Delhi Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approved a EASING WOMEN’S LIVES EXPECT MORE ‘GIFTS’ Rs 200 cut in the price of the Raksha Bandhan is a Expect more ‘gifts’ in popular 14.2-kg gas cylinder for day of happiness in the coming months as the all 33 crore consumers across India and the release of anothhouseholds. With the gas PM becomes even more er 75 lakh new LPG cylinder price cut, my sisters’ lives desperate to cling on to his connections under the subwill be eased. Narendra Modi, PM chair. Jairam Ramesh, AICC GEN SECY sidised Ujjwala scheme for women in rural households. With this, the number of beneficiaries under the PradLPG consumers Connections on cards Existing customers across India under Ujjwala scheme under Ujjwala han Mantri Ujjwala Yojana will rise from 9.6 crore to 10.35 crore. Ujjwala beneficiaries der along with the additional 30), a 14.2-kg LPG cylinder in will continue to get the cur- Rs 200 cut announced today. New Delhi will cost Rs 903 continued on page 11 rent Rs 200 subsidy per cylinEffective Wednesday (August ~903 ❝ PTI FILE expected. The search for hydrogen is underway,” ISRO said in a post on X (formerly Twitter). Underscoring the importance of the Indian probe’s physical presence, continued on page 11 edit: after moon, the sun ❝ 33 cr 75 lakh 9.6 cr When will you hold poll in J&K, SC asks Centre Satya Prakash Tribune News Service New Delhi, August 29 Terming restoration of democracy in Jammu and Kashmir as important, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to spell out the roadmap and timeframe CJI: RESTORATION OF DEMOCRACY MUST Restoration of democracy is important…. We need a statement from the Centre on this. Is there a timeframe... a roadmap? DY Chandrachud, CJI ❝ for restoring its statehood and holding elections there. “When are you going to have elections? Restoration of democracy is important…. We need a statement from the Central Government on this. Is there a timeframe? Is there a roadmap? Please tell us what’s the roadmap for this,” a five-judge Constitution Bench led by CJI DY Chandrachud asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who continued on page 11 2L posts vacant, joblessness rate 8.8% in Haryana Bhartesh Singh Thakur Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 29 A whopping 2.03 lakh permanent posts are lying vacant in various government departments in Haryana even as the unemployment rate in the state as per the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for JanuaryMarch 2023 was 8.8 per cent. 5.43 LAKH REGISTERED UNEMPLOYED IN STATE The government submitted the data in reply to two unstarred questions from an Independent MLA from Meham, Balraj Kundu. The government’s reply added that the Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) and the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) are regularly issuing advertisements for filling permanent posts. Both commissions had at present advertised over 55,000 posts and the recruitment process for these was underway. The HPSC recommended 4,595 people for Group A and B jobs from April 1, 2015, till continued on page 11 DIST-WISE REGISTERED UNEMPLOYED YOUTH Jind Kaithal Hisar Karnal Rohtak Yamunanagar Bhiwani Sonepat AFTER DIDI, NITISH PREDICTS EARLY LS POLL BACK PAGE /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com PTI 30082023-TTB-01.qxd 52,089 47,593 46,453 42,446 39,786 34,642 34,101 28,154 c m y b New Delhi, August 29 India has dismissed a new map put out by China that claims Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin as its territory, besides huge chunks of South China Sea and Taiwan. “Putting out a map doesn’t mean anything. The territories belong to India. This government is very clear about its territories. Absurd claims won’t make others’ territories yours,” said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on China officially releasing the “2023 edition of China’s standard map”. “India has lodged a strong protest through diplomatic channels with the Chinese side on its map that lays claim to India's territory,” said MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi. China occupied Arunachal and Aksai Chin in the 1962 war. Jaishankar, in an indirect reference to the “nine-dashline that claims nearly the 3RD ATTEMPT IN 5 YRS ■ China has included Taiwan and South China Sea in map ■ It’s the third such map — ear- lier two issued in 2018, 2021 ■ Beijing has extended the same treatment to Russia, one of its closest partners INDIA LODGES STRONG DIPLOMATIC PROTEST entire South China Sea as Beijing’s territory, said “it’s an old habit of theirs”. Beijing claims Taiwan its part and its integration with the mainland is part of a “vowed objective” of President Xi Jinping. The Chinese claims over the South China Sea are contested by a host of nations, including Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan. The 2023 map was released on Monday and its launch was highlighted on western social media platforms continued on page 11 edit: chinese map IN BRIEF Manipur House session adjourned amid ruckus NEW DELHI: Manipur Assembly’s one-day session was adjourned sine die in an hour after ruckus by Congress MLAs. BACK PAGE SC won’t interfere with HC stay on WFI election NEW DELHI: The SC has refused to interfere with the Punjab and Haryana HC order staying the WFI elections. BACK PAGE IndiGo reports 2 engine shutdowns mid-air NEW DELHI: IndiGo reported engine shutdowns on KolkataBengaluru and Madurai-Mumbai flights within hours even as both landed safely. INSIDE
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