20032017-TTC-01.qxd 3/20/2017 1:24 AM Page 1 13 established in 1881 monday, march 20, 2017 late city chandigarh | gurgaon | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 137 no. 77 | 20 pages | ~4.50 | regd. no. chd/0006/2015-2017 /thetribunechd /thetribunechd Jat agitation in Delhi put off Sigh of relief as Khattar, Malik broker peace; dharnas to be lifted in most of Haryana Tribune News Service NewDelhi/Chandigarh, Mar 19 After a number of “positive but inconclusive” rounds of meetings with the Jat protesters of Haryana, the state government today finally managed to broker peace with the All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, which decided to call off tomorrow’s “choke Delhi” and “Parliament gherao” programme. The truce was reached following a four-hour meeting of the AIJASS, led by Uttar Pradesh leader Yashpal Malik, with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and senior ministers of the Narendra Modi Cabinet, Ch Birender Singh and PP Chaudhry, at the Haryana Bhawan in New Delhi today. The two sides arrived at an “agreement” for implementation of the demands of the Jat community. Later, an announcement to postpone the “Dilli kooch karo” (move to Delhi programme) was More than 18 policemen, including a DSP, were injured and two police buses were set ablaze when Jat agitators turned violent near Dhani Gopal village of Fatehabad on Sunday. PHOTO: MANOJ DHAKA made in the national capital at a joint press conference conducted by Khattar and Malik. Malik said the AIJASS would wind up the “double” dharnas in districts in a couple of days while the executive of the AIJASS, scheduled for PUJARA HITS 200, SAHA CENTURY Cheteshwar Pujara compiled an epic double century and Wriddhiman Saha hit a career-best 117 to deflate Australia and put India in a strong position on the fourth day of the third Test on Sunday. REPORT PAGE 14 March 26, would decide how many dharnas will continue beyond that. “We are satisfied with the assurance and will wind up most of the dharnas barring a few. These will be gradually wrapped up once the government starts meeting After 139 days, Manipur blockade lifted Team leaves for Pak for Indus meet Imphal: The Manipur economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council nearly five months ago was lifted on Sunday midnight after the talks among the Centre, the state government and the Naga groups. The joint statement issued after the tripartite talks said there would be “unconditional release of the arrested UNC leaders and all cases related to the economic blockade against leaders will be closed”. The blockade was imposed by the UNC on November 1 in protest against the creation of seven new districts by erstwhile Ibobi Singh-led Congress government in the state. PTI Body stuffed in bag found in BMW; murder ‘by wife’ 40-year-old’s death comes to light almost by accident Tribune News Service Mohali, March 19 The body of a 40-year-old man was found stuffed in a suitcase kept in a BMW car near the house he and his wife had rented a fortnight back in Phase IIIB1 here today morning. The deceased was identified as Ekam Singh Dhillon. In the evening, SP (City) Parminder Singh Bhandal said the deceased’s wife, Seerat, had been arrested and “she had admitted murdering him with the help of her brother and his friend”. Seerat is the niece of Congress leader Ajit Inder Singh Mofar, the two-time MLA from Sardulgarh who lost in last month’s election. Seerat was missing from the house when the body was found while the couple’s children, an 11-year-old son and a five-year-old daughter, were present. Besides Seerat, her mother Jaswinder Kaur, brother Vinay Partap Singh and two other our demands,” Malik stated. He, however, added that it will take him five-six days to meet all those participating in the ongoing protests in Haryana to convince them. Chief Minister Khattar announced that the Central Deceased Ekam with Seerat. relatives have been booked for murder, causing disappearance of evidence and rioting armed with deadly weapon, Matour SHO BS Pannu said. The crime was brought to the notice of a PCR team by an auto-rickshaw driver who happened to be in the area at that time. Bloodstains could be seen near the car and on the rear seat on which the bag had been kept, the police said. According to reports, the auto-rickshaw driver had gone to drop a passenger when he saw two women carrying a bag which seemed to be heavy. They allegedly sought his help in placing the bag in the car. He got suspicious when his hands got stained with blood. He left immediately and informed a PCR vehicle nearby. The body was sent for postmortem but the autopsy could not be conducted for want of requisite papers. The police said bloodstains were found on the first floor where the family stayed despite likely efforts to wipe these off. The ground floor was occupied by the owner of the 1-kanal house, who said the couple had rented the accommodation after shifting from Chandigarh 15 days ago. A .9mm pistol licensed in Seerat’s name was used in the crime. A shot was fired at Ekam, which hit him near the ear and went through, said the SHO. SP Bhandal said Seerat and her brother planned to throw the bag with the body in a canal. The bag was kept in the BMW but Seerat misplaced the car key and could not drive it away. continued on page 7 New Delhi: A 10-member Indian delegation left for Pakistan on Sunday to take part in the meeting of Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) beginning on Monday in Islamabad. The delegation comprises India’s Indus Water Commissioner PK Saxena, MEA officials and technical experts. A government source said India is “always open” to discuss and resolve concerns Pakistan has over its projects under Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) bilaterally. The source, however, reiterated that there will be “no compromise” on India exploiting its due rights under the 57-year-old pact. PTI 45-yr-old Tarn Taran woman stripped by gang TARN TARAN: A 45-year-old woman was forced to strip and molested in Warhian Nven village, 25 km from here, by a gang of 15 persons of the same village. The Chohla Sahib police have registered a case. The police said the accused entered the house of the victim, beat her up severely and made her strip. They also ransacked the house. Nine of the accused have been identified. The woman alleged key accused Milkha Singh had encroached the village pond and wanted to demolish her house that was in the way. — TNS Bulgarian dies, 127 rescued NEW DELHI: The Army has rescued 127 tourists trapped in a blizzard across the Sela Pass near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. However, a Bulgarian woman slipped and fell down the steep gorge while trying to move on her own. The snowstorm struck around 2.45 pm on Saturday between Sela and Tawang. A rescue operation was conducted in the dark and continued till all tourists were rescued. — TNS Three IAS couples head 6 Punjab districts Anirudh Gupta Ferozepur, March 19 For the first time, three IAS couples will head six districts in Punjab. In all, six women officers have been posted as Deputy Commissioner and two as SSP This list of women offi. cers gets longer if one considers those posted as ADC and SDM. During the previous SADBJP regime, only one IAS couple — Sumeet Jarangal and Isha Kalia of the 2009 batch — headed the “important” districts of Muktsar government will commence the process of putting the Jat community on the list of “reserved” castes once the chairman of the National Backward Classes Commission is appointed. In Haryana, he said as and when the court case ends, the Jats will be included in the reservation list under Schedule 9. He was referring to the Indian Constitution’s Schedule 9 which makes it immune from judicial intervention. The state will review all cases registered during the previous Jat reservation agitation (February 2016) and promised jobs for all those who were disabled during the last agitation, the CM said. He promised a probe against all those responsible for violence during the last agitation. In the national capital, 24,000 paramilitary personnel had been mobilised to maintain peace. Metro and road transport had been curtailed and several schools closed ahead of the stir. and Fazilka. The constituencies of the former CM and Deputy CM fall in these districts. The couple were not moved in the recent administrative reshuffle undertaken by the Capt Amarinder Singh government. Two more couples — Vipul Ujjwal and Sonali Giri, also of the 2009 batch, and Amit Kumar and Neelima (2008 batch) — have been made district heads. While Vipul has been posted as Hoshiarpur DC, his wife Sonali takes over charge from him in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. Similarly, Neelima takes over charge of Pathankot from her husband Amit, who has been shifted to neighbouring Gurdaspur. Also, Gupreet Kaur Sapra (2006 batch), Kanwalpreet Kaur Brar (2007 batch) and Gurneet Tej (2007 batch) have been posted as Deputy Commissioners in Mohali, Fatehgarh Sahib and Ropar, respectively. While Kumar Amit ( 2010 batch) is DC, Patiala, his wife Alka Meena has been shifted to Fatehgarh Sahib Today’s issue is of 20 pages, including four-page Bathinda Tribune. as SSP Woman officer Jag. dale Nilambari Vijay has been posted as SSP Ropar. , Both Fatehgarh Sahib and Ropar now have women officers as DC and SSP The new . CM has promised 33 per cent quota for women in government jobs. Talking to The Tribune, Neelima, who was Special Secretary (Coordination) during the previous regime, said that besides discharging other duties, she would lay special emphasis on the education of the girl child. Yogi takes charge of UP Berths for recent entrants, Muzaffarnagar riot accused Lone Sikh BJP MLA Olakh, Ranji coach Raza inducted Shahira Naim Tribune News Service Lucknow, March 19 Ending BJP’s 14-year “vanvaas,” hardline Hindutva leader and five-time MP Yogi Adityanath was today sworn in as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh at a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Adityanath, who hails from Pauri in Uttarakhand, heads a 47member ministry. For the first time, Governor Ram Naik administered the oath of office to two Deputy CMs — Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma — in that order. Among the 22 Cabinet Ministers were recent BJP entrants Swami Prasad Maurya, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Dara Singh Chauhan, SP Singh Baghel and Nand Kumar Nandi. The nine ministers with independent charge included Muzaffarnagar riot accused Suresh Rana and Swati Singh, wife of BJP vice-president Daya Shankar Singh who had used “provocative language” against BSP supremo Mayawati. Among the 13 Ministers of State were the lone Sikh BJP MLA from Bilaspur (Rampur), Baldev Singh Olakh, and Ranji coach and BJP spokesperson Mohsin Raza. The latter is not a member of either House of the legislature. The CM, his two deputies and Minister of State (independent charge) Swatantra PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah with the new CM Yogi Adityanath after the swearing-in ceremony on Sunday. PTI ❝ ❝ Our government will There will be record work for all sections development. Our sole mission without any discrimination. and motive is development — Yogi Adityanath, UTTAR PRADESH CM — Narendra Modi, PRIME MINISTER Dev Singh too are not members of either House. Sandeep (25), grandson of Rajasthan Governor and former CM Kalyan Singh and MLA from Atrauli in Aligarh, and Ashutosh Tandon, son of former Lok Sabha MP Lalji Tandon, were among those picked. But Pankaj Singh, son of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who won from Noida with a record margin, has been left out. Party ‘marg darshaks’ LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Yashwant Sinha and Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi, recently in news for disrupting the shooting of ‘ Padmavati’ in Rajasthan, were at the ceremony too. more reports page 7 edit: a yogi and a cm
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