06092023-TTB-01.qxd 9/6/2023 12:02 AM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 143 NO. 246 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA DOWNED UKRAINE DRONES TARGETING MOSCOW: RUSSIA WORLD /thetribunechd SEARCH OPERATION ON IN REASI TO HUNT DOWN ULTRA J&K SEBI TO HAVE ONE-HOUR SANATAN DHARMA ROW: TRADE SETTLEMENTS BY 262 EMINENT CITIZENS FISCAL-END BUSINESS WRITE TO CJI BACK PAGE wednesday | 6 september 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com ‘Bharat’ on G20 invites triggers war of words, Oppn fears India to be renamed BJP says Cong dislikes ‘official name’ of nation, but uses it for yatra |On Parl session agenda? SC reserves verdict on Art 370 abolition after 16-day hearing Satya Prakash Tribune News Service Manywerekeenon Bharat at meeting of Constituent Assembly in 1949 Aditi Tandon Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 5 “President of Bharat” Droupadi Murmu’s September 9 dinner invitations to G20 delegates sparked a massive political row on Tuesday amid a buzz that the government could rename India as Bharat in the upcoming special session of Parliament scheduled from September 18 to 22. The name-change controversy that triggered a sparring match between ruling BJP and opposition INDIA leaders began with Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh’s post on X, where he said that the Rashtrapati Bhavan had sent out an invite for a G20 dinner on September 9 in the name of ‘President of Bharat’ instead of the usual ‘President of India’. The issue surfaced just days after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, speaking in Guwahati, urged people to use the Aditi Tandon Tribune News Service Ahead of the G20 summit, students in Mumbai apply final touches to portraits of key attendees. REUTERS BHARAT OUR OBJECTIVE NO RESPECT FOR NATION the objective of INDIA parties ❝ Afterall,—BringHarmony,Amity, of Bharat Jodo, but hate Bharatin the name ❝ They hold political yatras Mata Ki Jai? is BHARAT Reconciliation and Trust — Jairam Ramesh, CONG Cong has no respect for India. — JP Nadda, BJP IT’S ‘PM OF BHARAT’ CHINA ‘BACKS’ SUMMIT BIDEN VISIT ON TRACK BJP’s Sambit Patra shared official info about PM’s Indonesia visit for ASEAN meet that refers to him as the ‘PM of Bharat’ Facing criticism over Chinese President Jinping skipping G20 summit, Beijing has said it supported India in hosting the meet Jill Biden tested +ve for Covid on Monday while President Joe Biden tested negative; he will visit Delhi for G20 as scheduled name Bharat instead of India and the government said the term Bharat had been used in many G20 documents. “Bharat is the official name of the country. It is mentioned in the Constitution as also in continued on page 9 edit: the india-us moment HP Govt ignored red flags, studies on carrying capacity just gathered dust Pratibha Chauhan Tribune News Service Shimla, September 5 Though several studies have been undertaken to assess the carrying capacity of Himachal Pradesh’s hill towns like Shimla, Manali, McLeodganj and Kasauli, there has hardly been any enforcement of the recommendations to regulate the haphazard construction activity and unplanned urban growth. Despite stern court direc- 7 cops booked on charge of murder HISAR: Five days after the death of Harpal Singh during treatment at the PGIMS in Rohtak, the Hisar police have registered a case of murder against seven police personnel, including the Hisar Nar- VICTIM WAS ARRESTED IN DRUG PEDDLING CASE cotics Control Bureau (NCB) in-charge, in the case. The deceased, Harpal Singh, a resident of Nadhodi village in Fatehabad district, was arrested by the NCB in a drug peddling case on July 1 and was taken to Rohtak. He died at the PGIMS in Rohtak on August 31. INSIDE CAPACITY ASSESSED 2017-18: Study of Shimla, Kasauli by Town & Country Planning Dept 2017-18:Study of Manali, McLeodganj by State Pollution Control Board 2019-20: Micro Zonation of Dharamsala by GB Pant Institute tives on the urban mess, various government agencies have done little to take cor- rective measures and enforce building norms, virtually nullifying the entire exercise of undertaking various studies, reports of which are only gathering dust. Rather, the state government even moved against court directives against construction. The State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) had got the carrying capacity of Manali and McLeodganj ascertained by a committee of experts in 2017-18 continued on page 9 Trade, security on PM’s agenda at ASEAN meet New Delhi, September 5 A new initiative to boost India-ASEAN maritime security cooperation is likely to be unveiled after Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds summit talks with the leaders of the 10-nation influential bloc in Jakarta on Thursday, people familiar with the matter said. Modi will leave for the Indonesian capital city on Wednesday night to attend the 20th ASEAN-India Summit and 18th East Asia Summit. Indonesia is hosting the summits in its capacity as the WILL LEAVE FOR INDONESIA TODAY ■ PM will leave for Indonesia on Wednesday to attend 20th ASEAN-India Summit and 18th East Asia Summit ■ India-ASEAN trade volume in 2022-23 was $131.5 bn i.e. 11% of overall trade & second to trade with EU current chair of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). ASEAN is considered one of the most influential groupings in the continued on page 9 New Delhi, September 5 Although the Constitution Drafting Committee under BR Ambedkar was set up on August 29, 1947, two weeks after India attained Independence, it was not until September 17, 1949, that the Constituent Assembly examined the section on naming the new nation. Article 1 of the draft Constitution, as proposed by Ambedkar — “India, that is Bharat, shall be a Union of States” — generated intense debate. Though Ambedkar wanted it to be adopted within half the hour left for the meeting that day, other members forced the discussions on to September 18, 1949. A careful reading of the debate reveals most speakers backed “Bharat” over “India” as the name for new nation or continued on page 9 ADITYA-L1 ORBIT RAISED 2ND TIME ■ In second manoeuvre, Aditya-L1’s orbit raised to 282 km x 40,225 km ■ First manoeuvre on Sept 3 took spacecraft to 245 km x 22,459 km orbit ■ Was put into low earth orbit after Sept 2 launch; next move slated for Sept 10 IN BRIEF Bypolls: Lowest voter turnout at Ghosi in UP NEW DELHI: The Oppn-NDA bypoll battle at Ghosi (UP) was a damp squib as it saw lowest voter turnout among seven Assembly seats where bypolls were held. BACK PAGE Executive Director of GAIL held for bribery NEW DELHI: The CBI has arrested GAIL Executive Director (Projects) KB Singh and four others in connection with an alleged ~50-lakh bribery case. TNS Kejri’s wife on 2 voter lists, called by court NEW DELHI: A Delhi court has summoned Sunita Kejriwal, wife of CM Arvind Kejriwal, for getting enrolled in the voter lists of two Assembly segments. TNS Will AAP,Cong tie up in Punjab? No clarity yet Rajmeet Singh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 5 Days after AAP leader and Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema announced that his party would contest the upcoming parliamentary polls in the state in alliance with the Congress “to save the country”, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) leaders today opposed any such coalition ASKED TO CONVEY CONCERNS TO BRASS LEADERSHIPS HAVE ALREADY TAKEN CALL ❝ PCC leaders want their concerns be ❝ National leaderships of both parties conveyed to party high command, have decided to fight together. Raja Warring, PPCC CHIEF Harpal Cheema, AAP with the ruling party. Of the 13 parliamentary seats in the state, besides that of the UT, Chandigarh, six are represented by Congress Members of Parliament. During a meeting of senior Congress leaders at Punjab Congress Bhavan, a number of those present, including three former ministers, raised their hands to oppose alliance with AAP It was . pointed out such a coalition would only result in revival of the Akali Dal, and that Congress workers were against the move. PPCC chief Raja Warring and continued on page 9 c m y b New Delhi, September 5 After 16 days of marathon arguments, a five-judge Bench led by CJI DY Chandrachud on Tuesday reserved its verdict on petitions challenging the nullification of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. The Bench, which also included Justices SK Kaul, Sanjiv Khanna, BR Gavai and Surya Kant, will decide if the changes made on August 5 and 6, 2019, which ended the special status of the erstwhile state, were constitutionally valid or not. At the close of arguments, the Bench said if any party to the case wanted to file a brief written submission/note, it could do it in the next three days. On the concluding day, the Bench on Tuesday heard rejoinder arguments from senior advocates Kapil Sibal, Gopal Subramanium, Rajeev Dhavan, Zaffar Shah, Dushyant Dave, Gopal Sankaranarayan and others. The petitioners have mainly challenged the abrogation of Article 370 on the ground LONE SWEARS BY CONSTITUTION A day after the ‘Pakistan zindabad’ slogan that he allegedly raised in the J&K Assembly in 2018 kicked up a massive row during the hearing on abrogation of Article 370, National Conference leader Mohd Akbar Lone on Tuesday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court swearing allegiance to the Constitution and accepting the country’s sovereignty unconditionally. that it was a political decision, which lacked constitutional backing as the procedure provided for in the Constitution, particularly the requirement of recommendation of the J&K Assembly, for abrogation of the provision was not followed. As the J&K Assembly ceased to exist in 1957, Article 370 became permanent, Sibal argued. On behalf of the Centre and some interveners, Attorney General R Venkataramani, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, senior advocates Harish Salve, Rakesh Dwivedi, V Giri and others defended the abrogation of Article 370, terming it a historic move that demolished the barriers continued on page 9 Rohit Sharma Hardik Pandya INDIA’S 15-MAN ODI WC SQUAD Rohit Sharma (captain) Shubman Gill > > Virat Kohli Shreyas Iyer KL Rahul (wicketkeeper) Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper) Suryakumar Yadav Hardik Pandya (vice-captain) Ravindra Jadeja Axar Patel > > Kuldeep Yadav Shardul Thakur Mohammed Shami Mohammed Siraj Jasprit Bumrah > > RAHUL, ISHAN BOOK BERTH; SAMSON, CHAHAL MISS OUT
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