03122017-TTC-01.qxd 12/3/2017 1:28 AM Page 1 123 established in 1881 vol. 137 no. 333 late city | sunday, december 3, 2017 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | 42 pages | ~5.00 | regd. no. chd/0006/2015-2017 /thetribunechd No change in order to ban cattle trade Ockhi wreaks havoc A man watches a road stretch that was washed away as Cyclone Ockhi left a trail of damage in Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari on Saturday. Ockhi barrelled into Lakshadweep after drenching Kerala and TN, claiming several lives with many fishermen still feared trapped at sea. PTI PAGE 7 New Delhi, December 2 The government has made no change in its May 26 order banning sale of cattle for slaughter, though it is said to be considering its withdrawal. The Union Environment Ministry on Saturday withdrew rules made in May relating to the regulation of fish market and aquarium, under which all shops selling fish for aquariums had to get registered and follow norms to keep fish healthy. Following representations, the government made amendments to withdraw the May order. An official said the process of the proposed withdrawal of the order relating to cattle sale will take some time. — IANS Activists to SC:Don’t decide Manmohan: No contest with Ayodhya in any one’s favour Modi on ‘humble background’ Satya Prakash Tribune News Service New Delhi, December 2 Ahead of the December 5 hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case, 32 activists and filmmakers, including Shyam Benegal and Medha Patkar, have moved the Supreme Court seeking a direction that “the disputed site be used for a non-religious public use, irrespective of the adjudication of the suit”. In their intervention appli- cation, they said the dispute should not be looked at through the prism of a land dispute simpliciter and the top court should refrain from adjudicating it in favour of either of the communities in the larger public interest of safeguarding communal harmony. Noting that it wanted timebound disposal of the dispute, a three-judge Bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra (now Chief Justice of India) had on continued on back page Today’s issue consists of 42 pages, including an eight-page Spectrum, six-page Chandigarh Tribune and six-page Life+Style. Surat, December 2 Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh today said he does not want people to take pity on his humble background as he is not in competition with his successor, Narendra Modi, over this. “I don’t want the country to take pity on the basis of my humble background. I do not think I would like to enter in any competition with Prime Minister Modiji on this particular matter,” he said here. Dr Singh was replying to a question on why he never talked about his background like Modi often does by say- ing he used to sell tea at a railway station in Gujarat to support his family. Dr Singh was born in undivided Punjab in 1932 into a family of modest means. For the first 12 years of his life, he lived in Gah, a village with no electricity, school, hospital and piped water. He walked for miles to school and studied at night in the dim light of a kerosene lamp — a reason for his poor eyesight. His family migrated to Amritsar in 1947. He lost his mother at an early age and was brought up by his grandBACK PAGE mother. — IANS /thetribunechd
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