08092023-TTC-01.qxd 9/8/2023 12:25 AM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 143 NO. 248 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 KREMLIN DECRIES US PLAN TO GIVE RUSSIAN FUNDS TO KYIV WORLD /thetribunechd UDHAMPUR RAILWAY STATION NAMED AFTER MARTYR J&K ADDL CUSTOMS DUTY LEVIED ON 6 US ITEMS REMOVED BUSINESS BOPANNA-EBDEN IN MEN’S DOUBLES FINAL OF US OPEN SPORTS friday | 8 september 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Biden arrives today for G20 MANAS RANJAN BHUI At ASEAN meet, Modi seeks effective code of conduct for South China Sea Today’s era not of war, reiterates PM | Lists terrorism, extremism as bigger challenges Sandeep Dikshit Tribune News Service The world’s tallest Nataraja adorns the entrance to Bharat Mandapam, G20 summit venue, in New Delhi. ICONIC MANDAPAM The iconic Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi is ready to welcome G20 leaders and, in the words of its creators, “stun the world” US FLIES IN THE BEAST The US has flown in 15-plus sorties to India just to ferry communication and security equipment, including presidential Cadillac, the Beast WORK FROM HOME In view of G20, the Gurugram administration has issued a work-from-home advisory to corporate and private institutions for September 8 SPECIAL COVERAGE BACK PAGE SANATAN DHARMA ROW DMK provokes again; it’s ‘Hinduphobia’: BJP The accused in the custody of the Jalandhar police. TRIBUNE PHOTO Drug trafficker held with 9-kg heroin in Punjab Tribune News Service Chandigarh/Jalandhar, Sept7 In a major drug haul, the Jalandhar police have recovered 9 kg heroin with the arrest of a notorious trafficker, Malkiat Singh, alias Kali. New Delhi, September 7 The ongoing row over Sanatan Dharma escalated on Thursday with the ruling DMK provoking afresh and the BJP top brass slamming the opposition INDIA bloc for promoting “Hinduphobia and hate speech”. PARTY DOES NOT SUBSCRIBE TO DMK LEADERS’ REMARKS: CONG Days after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin’s son Udhayanidhi compared Sanatan Dharma with diseases that warrant “eradication”, DMK leader and former continued on page 9 STIGMA LIKE LEPROSY If compared to diseases, leprosy and HIV had stigma… it (Sanatan Dharma) should be regarded like HIV & leprosy. ❝ — A Raja, DMK LEADER VITRIOLIC COMMENTS Outrageous and vitriolic comments reflect mental bankruptcy and deep-rooted Hinduphobia that engulfs INDIA bloc. ❝ — Dharmendra Pradhan, UNION MINISTER New Delhi, September 7 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for joint efforts to strengthen sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations while underlining India’s commitment to a code of conduct for South China Sea that is effective and compliant with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). In the second of his two addresses in Jakarta, PM Modi also referred to ongoing military conflicts and reiterated that “today’s era is not of war”. The big challenges that confront the world are terrorism, extremism and geopolitical conflicts as well as important issues related to the global south. “The need of the hour is an Indo-Pacific where international law, including UNCLOS, is equally applicable to all countries; there is freedom of navigation and overflight; and where there is unimpeded lawful commerce for the benefit of everyone. “India believes that the code of conduct for South China Sea continued on page 9 PM Narendra Modi with leaders of ASEAN countries at the conclusion of the 20th ASEAN-India Summit in Jakarta on Thursday. ANI Quad leaders indirectly take a dig at China Sandeep Dikshit Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 7 Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as most ASEAN leaders and guest countries skipped any direct reference to the tensions in South China Sea due to Chinese navy’s “water-cannoning” of fishermen of other countries and Aditya-L1 takes selfie, clicks images of earth NEW DELHI: India’s solar mission Aditya-L1 on Thursday sent a selfie and pictures of the earth and the moon as it heads to its destination Lagrangian point (L1), which is approximately 1.5 million km from the earth. INSIDE USED 3 SWIMMERS TO FETCH 50-KG CONTRABAND FROM PAK The suspect had recently sent three swimmers across the border to fetch a consignment of 50 kg heroin from Pakistan, said Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav here today. “Police teams seized 9 kg heroin — part of the 50 kg consignment, from his possession,” the DGP said, adding they had earlier seized 22.5 kg heroin, taking the haul to 31.5 kg. This comes less than a month after the rural police arrested smuggler Joga Singh, who had swum across continued on page 9 IN BRIEF Inspector found dead with bullet injury in car BATHINDA: Aninspectorwasfound deadduetoabulletinjuryinhiscar atModelTownhere. Hehasbeen identifiedasRandhirSinghBhullar (50),whowaspostedattheJagraon PoliceLinesnearLudhiana.INSIDE 10-20% wage hike for Haryana contract staff CHANDIGARH: In a bonanza for contractual staff recruited under Haryana Kaushal Rozgar Nigam Ltd ahead of the LS &Assembly polls, BJP-JJP government has hiked their wages by 10-20%. INSIDE Curfew relaxed in 5 districts of Manipur IMPHAL: A day after curfew was clamped in all five valley districts of Manipur, the authorities announced relaxation in curfew timings to facilitate the public to purchase essential items. PTI c m y b FOCUS ON RULES-BASED WORLD ORDER US Vice-President Kamala Harris underscored the need to uphold the rules-based international order in South China Sea, while Australian PM Anthony Albanese said Canberra would continue military exercises near South China Sea with the Philippines INDIA TO OPEN ITS MISSION IN TIMOR-LESTE Beijing’s release of a new map that lays claim to vast portions of this maritime region. However, while speaking at the ASEAN-India summit on Wednesday, PM Modi called for ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific. As India supports the ASEAN outlook on the Indo-Pacific, the PM suggested it would be mutually beneficial to develop a rulesbased post-Covid world order as well as ensure efforts by all (sabka prayas) for human welfare. A day earlier, continued on page 9
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