05112023-TTB-01.qxd 11/4/2023 11:43 PM Page 1 123 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 143 NO. 306 | 20 PAGES | ~7.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA 9 TERRORISTS KILLED AFTER ATTACK ON PAK AIR FORCE BASE WORLD /thetribunechd WILL BRING COP’S KILLERS TO JUSTICE, SAYS DGP SWAIN J&K HIRING PVT SECURITY CANADA US’ HENCHMAN IN GUARDS NOT ALL ABOUT DOUBLE STANDARDS ON SHOWING OFF SPECTRUM GAZA: SL PREZ BACK PAGE sunday | 5 november 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com IN BRIEF Free ration scheme to be extended: Modi NEW DELHI: In a mega sop on the eve of five state polls, PM Narendra Modi on Saturday said the free ration scheme for poor would be extended for five years. INSIDE 2 arrested over threat e-mails to Ambani MUMBAI: The police have nabbed two youths from Gujarat and Telangana for sending threat emails to RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani. BACK PAGE Navy sailor killed in copter mishap in Kochi NEW DELHI: Navy sailor Yogen- dra Singh died on Saturday in a “ground accident” involving a helicopter at a naval base in Kochi. BACK PAGE Didn’t even spare Mahadev: PM attacks Baghel over betting app 157 killed as strong Cong says BJP staring at loss in elections, ‘using’ ED to get to CM quake jolts Nepal LINKS UP TO CMO 5-STATE ❝ Congress government in Chhattisgarh has not ELECTIONS Aditi Tandon & Shubhadeep Choudhary Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 4 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the Congress government in Chhattisgarh “didn’t even spare Mahadev at the altar of loot” as he launched a scathing attack on Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel over “serial scams” in the even spared the name of ‘Mahadev’. The links of betting scam go right up to theCMO.Narendra Modi, PRIME MINISTER MISUSE OF AGENCIES BY SAFFRON PARTY BJP can’t fight polls directly, so is using ED and I-T. Why has Centre not arrested Mahadev app kingpins from Dubai? Bhupesh Baghel, CHHATTISGARH CM ❝ poll-bound state, promising to probe all upon the BJP’s victory in the ensu- ing Assembly elections. “The Congress government in Chhattisgarh has not spared any chance to plunder you. They have not even spared the name of ‘Mahadev’. Only two days ago, in a major action (by the Enforcement Directorate) in Raipur, a huge tranche of cash was recovered. People are saying this is the money of betters who usurped it from the poor. The links of this racket go right up to (the CMO),” the PM said at a poll rally in Chhattisgarh’s Durg, accusing the Congress leaders of filling their coffers with the poor’s money. Chhattisgarh goes to the polls in two phases continued on page 7 Israel ignores US call to allow more aid to Gaza Jind school principal, accused TURKEY RECALLS HAMAS TOP LEADER’S of abuse by 60 girls, arrested ENVOY TO TEL AVIV HOME STRUCK Kathmandu, November 4 As many as 157 people were killed and 150 injured when a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake, the worst since 2015, struck Nepal and destroyed hundreds of houses in the Himalayan country's remote mountainous region. The earthquake with an epicentre in Jajarkot district, about 500 km west of Kathmandu, was recorded at 11.47 pm on Friday. INSIDE CRICKET WORLD CUP Sandeep Dikshit Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 4 Israel continued ignoring calls for a temporary halt on military assault on civilians and Hamas militants alike and even US Secretary of State Antony Blinken left without any assurance from the Netanyahu administration on the issue that could facilitate more aid to Gaza. The Turkish Foreign Affairs Ministry has decided to recall its ambassador from Israel for consultations after Israel’s refusal for a ceasefire and stopping humanitarian aid to Gaza. The home of Hamas’ exiled leader Ismail Haniyeh, in Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, was hit by an Israeli airstrike. There were no immediate details on damage or casualties. “I have instructed our Special Envoy for Middle East Humanitarian Issues David Satterfield to continue these discussions. Ultimately, we continued on page 7 Tribune News Service Jind, November 4 A Haryana Police special investigation team (SIT) today arrested a government school principal in Jind who has been accused of sexual harassment by 60 girl students. In their separate written complaints to the Haryana State Commission for Women (HSCW) recently, 50 students had accused the principal of sexual harassment while 10 others alleged they knew the principal was “into such things”. The arrest comes five days after continued on page 7 Today’s issue is of 20 pages, including six-page additional pullout (Spectrum). PAK SURVIVE; ENG PERISH Riding on Fakhar Zaman’s ton, Pak keep their semis hope alive with a 21-run win via DLS over NZ. Also, England crash out, losing to Oz by 33 runs. NZ 401/6 (50); Pak 200/1 (25.3)* DLS Aus 286 (49.3); England 253 (48.1) TEAMS India vs SA TODAY’S TIE VENUE TIME Kolkata 2pm AQI still ‘severe’, Delhi urges Centre to call emergency meeting Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 4 The national Capital continued to reel under the impact of pollution with air quality index in the “severe” zone for the third straight day, and environment minister Gopal Rai urging the Centre to convene an emergency meeting with NCR states to address the emergency. The AQI in the Capital stood at 415 today, a marginal improvement from 468 (‘severe plus’) on Friday. The concentration of poisonous PM2.5, however, was still over 80 times the healthy limit prescribed by the World Health Organisation. Among the areas with worst air were Anand Vihar (488), Shadipur (487), Wazirpur (474), Punjabi Bagh (465), Bawana (463), Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range (454), Okhla (448) and Rohini (459). Other National Capital Region (NCR) cities were no better with an AQI of 490 in Greater Noida, 438 in Faridabad, 408 in Noida, 404 in Gurugram and 394 in Ghaziabad. An AQI between zero and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 Allow only CNG, EVs in NCR, says Minister FIR AFTER OFFICIAL MADE TO BURN STRAW A govt official was forced to burn paddy straw by a mob in Punjab, prompting CM Bhagwant Mann to orderregistration of FIR. He said government could not be a ‘mute spectator’ to heinous incident. INSIDE HARYANA BLAMES PUNJAB FOR ‘SEVERE’ AQI and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’. 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