06092017-TTC-01.qxd 9/6/2017 1:13 AM Page 1 13 established in 1881 wednesday, september 6, 2017 late city chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 1 no. 141 | 24 pages | ~4.50 | regd. no. chd/0006/2015-2017 /thetribunechd /thetribunechd Trump ends amnesty, 7,000 Indians to be hit India, China agree to No protection from deportation for 8 lakh brought to US illegally as minors; protests aplenty Washington, September 5 US President Donald Trump today scrapped an Obamaera amnesty programme that granted work permits to immigrants who arrived in the country illegally as children — a move likely to impact 800,000 undocumented workers, including more than 7,000 Indian-Americans. “I am here today to announce that the pro- Will only see if CVC appointee is of impeccable integrity: SC New Delhi, September 5 The Supreme Court today said it would not go into the aspect of “political favouritism”, but only examine whether a person appointed as the Central Vigilance Commissioner and vigilance commissioners met the criterion of having “impeccable integrity”. The court was hearing a petition filed in 2015 challenging the appointment of the incumbent CVC, KV Chaudhary, and Vigilance Commissioner TM Bhasin, alleging they did not have a “clean record” and a nontransparent appointment procedure was followed. Chaudhary was appointed as the CVC on June 6, 2015, while Bhasin took charge as the VC five days later. — PTI gramme known as DACA (Deferred Action for Children Arrival) that was effectuated under the Obama Administration is being rescinded,” US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. The announcement, which was anticipated for the past few days, was greeted with protests from across the country. Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the White House demon- strating against Trump. “The Department of Justice has advised the President and the Department of Homeland Security that DHS should begin an orderly, lawful wind down, including the cancellation of the memo that authorised this programme,” Sessions said. Defending the move, he said that to have a lawful system of immigration that serves the national interest, one cannot admit everyone who would like to come here. “That is an open border policy and the Americans have rightly rejected it. Therefore, the nation must set and enforce a limit on how many immigrants we admit each year and that means all cannot be accepted,” he said. “This does not mean they are bad people or that our nation disrespects or demeans them in any way. It means we are properly enforcing our laws as Congress has passed them,” he said, adding that ending the previous administration’s “disrespect for the legislative process” is an important first step. India ranks 11th among countries of origin for DACA students, as per the statistics available till March 31. — PTI Wretched of the earth A Rohingya family wades through a creek on the Myanmar border to somehow reach Bangladesh on Tuesday. Dhaka plans to develop a flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal. The island will temporarily house tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar. Close to 125,000 have crossed into Bangladesh in just 10 days. AP/PTI PAGES 7,13 move on post Doklam Will enhance troop cooperation to avoid repeat Xiamen, September 5 India and China on Tuesday agreed to move on from their Doklam border row, with Chinese President Xi Jinping telling Prime Minister Narendra Modi he wants to put the relationship on the “right track”. Days after the prolonged standoff in the Doklam area of Sikkim was defused, the two leaders held an hour-long meeting, which Modi described as “fruitful”. The leaders agreed that the two countries should make more efforts, including strengthening cooperation between their security personnel, to ensure that such incidents do not recur. “Held fruitful talks on bilateral relations between India and China,” Modi tweeted. The Indian leader thanked the Chinese government and the people for their “warm hospitality” during the threeday BRICS Summit. On his part, Xi said “healthy and stable relations” between China and India were in line with the fundamental interests of their people. “We need to show to the world that peaceful coexistence and winwin cooperation is the only right choice,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang quoted Xi as telling Modi. In his opening remarks, Modi congratulated Xi for the “very successful” PM Narendra Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping. PTI FOLLOW PANCHSHEEL: BEIJING China is willing to work with India the ❝ Principles of Peaceful Coexistenceon the basis of to Five (Panchsheel) improve political mutual trust, promote mutually beneficial cooperation and push Sino-Indian ties along a right track. Xi Jinping to Modi MUTUAL RESPECT MUST: DELHI Both (India and China) know what ❝no backward-looking conversation,happened. So, this was this was forwardlooking conversation... It is natural that between large powers there would be areas of difference and it should be handled with mutual respect. S Jaishankar, FOREIGN SECY execution of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Summit. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said the approach was “forward-looking” during the “constructive” meeting in which it was reaffirmed that maintaining peace and tranquility in the border areas was a prerequisite for the development of India-China relations. The two leaders also emphasised the need for making efforts to enhance and strengthen mutual trust. — PTI edit: modi in china CBI books Hooda ex-PS Tayal for graft K’taka scribe, right-wing critic, killed Kartik and daughter Malvika under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. Hooda is already facing heat from the CBI in the Manesar land scam case. In his complaint to CBI’s Anti-Corruption Branch, Inspector Subhash Chander has pegged the disproportionate assets of the Tayals at around Rs 9.84 crore between 2006 and 2014. “Tayal acquired huge assets in the form of immovable and movable properties in his own name and in the name of members of his family by cor- Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 5 The Central Bureau of Investigation has booked ML Tayal, principal secretary to then Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, in a disproportionate assets case. The 1976-batch IAS officer, who allegedly played a key role in the release of land in Manesar (Gurugram) as Hooda’s principal secretary, was booked along with his wife Savita Tayal, a former member of the Haryana Public Service Commission, son rupt and illegal means and misusing his official position during 2006-2014,” Chander said in his report, which formed the basis of registration of the FIR. Tayal was principal secretary to Hooda from March 6, 2005, to October 21, 2009. Later, he was appointed as a member of the Competition Committee of India and retired on December 31, 2014. On September 17, 2015, the CBI took over the case from Haryana Police, which had registered a case on allegations that certain private builders, in conspiracy with unknown public servants, had purchased 400 acres from Manesar farmers at throwaway prices under the threat of acquisition by the government between August 27, 2004, and August 24, 2007. Earlier, Haryana had issued a notification under Sections 4, 6 and 9 of the Land Acquisition Act for acquiring 912 acres to set up an Industrial Model Township. Later, the land was allegedly grabbed by private builders under the threat of acquisition at throwaway rates. Narrow escape for top Army Commanders Pradeep Sharma HC’s go-ahead to Sikligars to help sanitising Sirsa dera break open locks Tribune News Service Gambhir to take care of Zohra’s education Azhar Qadri Tribune News Service Srinagar, September 5 “Zohra, please don’t let those tears fall,” cricketer Gautam Gambhir wrote on Tuesday in an emotional message addressed to the eight-year-old daughter of a cop killed in south Kashmir last week. “I doubt if even Mother Earth can take the weight of your pain,” the cricketer tweeted. “Zohra, I cannot put you to sleep with a lullaby, but I will help you to wake up to live your dream. (I) will support your education for lifetime,” he wrote, calling her the “daughter of India”. J&K Police chief Shesh Paul Vaid praised and thanked the cricketer for his “noble gesture”. Zohra’s family said it was a “happy moment” for them in times of grief. “We are very thankful to him (Gambhir) for the announcement as it shows he cares,” said Zohra’s 24year-old brother Faysal Rashid Shah. Zohra, the youngest among four siblings, keeps asking for her father, ASI Abdul Rashid. A resident of south Kashmir’s Qazigund, he was shot dead while on duty at Mehandi Kadal in Anantnag. “She misses him a lot. We keep telling her he has gone for Haj,” Faysal said. Pictures of Zohra’s tearful face had gone viral, prompting a police officer to pen a letter, observing that “every drop of your tear sears our heart”. New Delhi, September 5 Two top Army officers had a narrow escape when an Army Aviation helicopter carrying them crash-landed in eastern Ladakh today. Army sources said the two senior officers and the flight crew were safe. The helicopter crashed at a location close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the de facto boundary with China. The twin-engine Advanced Light Helicopter “Dhruv”, produced by the Ministry of Defence-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, crashed around 1.30 pm. Commander of Leh-based 14 Corps Lt Gen SK Upadhya and Division Commander of Karu-based 3 Infantry Division Maj Gen Savneet Singh were on board the helicopter. The Army did not specify any reason for the crash. A court of inquiry has been ordered. The crash occurred near the area called “Hot Springs”. India is making a new road between “Hot Springs” and Marsimkla. The location is north of Pangong Tso (lake). Chandigarh, September 5 Allowing the sanitisation of the sprawling Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa under the scrutiny of a retired judicial officer, a Full Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today appointed former District and Sessions Judge Anil Kumar Singh Pawar as Court Commissioner and directed the Haryana Government to appoint a duty magistrate to facilitate the process. As an application by Haryana came up for hearing, the Bench of Justices Surya Kant, Augustine George Masih and Avneesh Jhingan made it clear that the entire exercise, to be video-recorded, would be carried out under the instructions, control and supervision of the Court Commissioner and that different agencies, including revenue, taxation, forensic experts and paramilitary forces, would be associated. The Court Commissioner would maintain a record of all recoveries and submit a detailed report to the High Court and the state. The Bengaluru, September 5 Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh, an outspoken critic of Hindutva politics, was shot dead by unidentified men at the entrance of her residence here today, Karnataka police chief RK Dutta said. Lankesh, in her 50s, edited a Kannada tabloid “Gauri Lankesh Patrike” besides owning some other publications. The Press Club of India, the IWPC and the Press Association will hold a protest meeting in Delhi tomorrow. Dutta said Lankesh had not mentioned about any threat EERIE PATTERN Parallels are being drawn between the gunning down of Lankesh and rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and MM Kalburgi, allegedly by fringe Hindu groups. Dabholkar was shot in August 2013 and Kalburgi in August 2015. Gauri Lankesh to her life during a couple of meetings he had held with her. He refused to hazard any guess. Lankesh was convicted in a defamation case filed by BJP MP Prahlad Joshi over a report published in her tabloid against some saffron party leaders. Several people in the media and public life took to twitter to express shock at Lankesh’s killing. “As a friend, colleague & admirer for decades Former District & Sessions Judge to monitor the task Haryana Government, that has been asked to pay an interim amount of Rs 1.25 lakh to the Court Commissioner, would provide him an official vehicle, security and secretarial assistance at Sirsa or any other appropriate place. The Commissioner has been authorised to take assistance from any agency. The state had sought directions for sanitising the dera’s Sirsa headquarters. Haryana Advocate-General Baldev Raj Mahajan submitted that judicial supervision would not prejudice the interests of either party. Besides, the rights of the parties would not be affected in any manner, if the process was overseen by judicial officers. Yesterday, CM Manohar Lal Khattar had said some “objectionable” items were found during the sanitisation of Namcharcha Ghars. — TNS Today’s issue is of 24 pages, including four-page Jobs and Careers and four-page Bathinda Tribune. Sushil Manav Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 5 More than 60 blacksmiths of the nomadic Sikligar community will help the security forces break open locks and doors of Dera Sacha Sauda in Sirsa to carry out searches. The Sirsa police today called at least 100 Sikligars of JJ Colony adjoining the dera and assigned them specific tasks. The Sikligars make implements such as spades, sickles, sieves and iron baskets, besides working at construction sites, cutting and tying iron bars. “We have been told we will have to break open locks, including those that are remote-controlled, besides doors and windows,” one of them told The Tribune over phone. He said the work was likely to continue for a month and that they would be paid daily wages as per the government rates. Initially, 60 persons would be deployed for the task. Police sources said as hundreds of buildings had been raised on the sprawling (800 acres) dera land, they would have to depend on the Sikligars to gain access to these. The police have, it is learnt, set up a special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team to “sanitise” the dera headquarters. shocked & shattered to hear of the murder of Gauri Lankesh, one of India’s gutsiest journalists,” wrote eminent media personality Vir Sanghvi. Lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan tweeted: “Shocking & tragic! Brave journalist Gauri Lankesh who exposed the BJP has been shot dead in her home in Bangalore!” AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s office said: “The truth will never be silenced. Gauri Lankesh lives on in our hearts. My condolences & love to her family. The culprits have to be punished.” — PTI ED attaches Misa’s Delhi farmhouse New Delhi, September 5 The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today attached a Delhi farmhouse in connection with its money laundering probe against RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s MP daughter Misa Bharti and her husband. Located at 26, Palam Farms, in south Delhi’s Bijwasan area, it has been attached provisionally under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). It belongs to Bharti and husband Shailesh Kumar and is “held in the name of Ms Mishail Packers and Printers Private Limited”, the probe agency said. Misa Bharti “It was purchased using Rs 1.2 crore involved in money laundering in 2008-09.” The agency had also conducted raids in July as part of its probe against brothers SK Jain and Virendra Jain over laundering crores of rupees. — PTI
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