26062018-TT-01.qxd 6/25/2018 11:00 PM Page 1 13 established in 1881 tuesday, june 26, 2018 ! haryana chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 138 no. 175 | 16 pages | ~4.50 | regd. no. chd/0006/2018-2020 /thetribunechd /thetribunechd Joint base back on table, Seychelles gets $100 m Helping hand and words RESULTS URUGUAY 3 RUSSIA 0 SAUDI ARABIA 2 EGYPT 1 Modi, visiting President discuss Assumption Island plan RUSSIA OUTPLAYED Smita Sharma Tribune News Service Uruguay comfortably beat World Cup hosts Russia 3-0 to seal top spot in Group A courtesy of a Luis Suarez free kick, a Denis Cheryshev own goal and a late Edinson Cavani strike. TODAY’S MATCHES AUSTRALIA VS PERU DENMARK VS FRANCE NIGERIA VS ARGENTINA ICELAND VS CROATIA 7.30 PM 7.30 PM 11.30 PM 11.30 PM PAGE 14 The summer heat took its toll on an Indian Air Force personnel who collapsed during the guard of honour ceremony organised at Rashtrapati Bhavan for visiting Seychelles President Danny Faure on Monday morning. Faure, who is on his first bilateral visit to India, was accorded a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi. After the ceremony ended and the dignitary had left, PM Modi walked up to the airman and enquired about his health. Modi, who spent a few minutes with the airman, asked him to be careful about his health. The airman was attended to by his colleagues and others present during the guard of honour ceremony. PHOTOS: MUKESH AGGARWAL/PTI New Delhi, June 25 The Assumption Island project of a joint India-Seychelles naval base has not been derailed. Both sides agreed on Monday to engage on the proposal bearing in mind mutual sensitivities. The proposed base in the island nation was discussed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting President Danny Faure despite the latter reportedly telling his country’s media ahead of his India visit that it would not form part of the formal talks. PM Modi, after the formal talks, announced that discussions on the ambitious proj- Seychelles President plays sitar while singing a song during a lunch hosted by PM Modi. PTI ect would continue pending a “mutually agreeable solution based on respective interests”. And that the two countries would work towards a solution to build the base. President Faure, whose party is in minority, has been forced to not push for ratification of an amended agreement on the base because of Opposition protests. “In the context of maritime security, Assumption Island was discussed. We are equally engaged and continue to discuss it based on each other’s interests,” he said. Meanwhile, India and Seychelles have agreed to enhance defence cooperation. PM Modi announced a $100 million line of credit to the island nation to build its defence capabilities and purchase weapons from India. The two sides also exchanged six agreements. Punjab to ‘pay Centre share, if need be’ Bond for medical admissions in Haryana JODHPUR DETAINEES Amritsar court had asked both to pay ~4 lakh each Students leaving course midway will have to pay anything from ~5-7.5 lakh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 25 Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday said the entire cost of compensation to Jodhpur detainees, calculated at Rs 4.5 crore, would be borne by his government if the Centre failed to contribute its share. With Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on an overseas tour, he reportedly conveyed his decision to Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba. Expressing the hope that the Centre would be forthcoming with its 50 per cent share of the compensation awarded by an Amritsar court, he said if, for any reason, the Centre failed to pay its share, the state govern- ❝ Centre’s appeal against compensation, which court said was to be jointly paid by Centre and state government, has evoked strong reaction from the Sikh community. It is likely to lead to an avoidable sense of alienation and perceived injustice Capt Amarinder Singh, IN EARLIER LETTER TO HM ment would take over the entire liability and ensure that the detainees got justice. “The Centre should immediately withdraw its appeal in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the compensation,” he demanded. Pointing out that the detainees had suffered for years for no fault of theirs, the Chief Minister called for a uniform policy to deal with all such cases. At least 300 persons rounded up by the Army during Operation Bluestar were detained at the Jodhpur jail and later released in three batches between March 1989 and July 1991. Of them, 224 detainees appealed for compensation in the lower courts, alleging “wrongful detention and torture”, but failed to get relief. Forty of them moved the District and Sessions Court, Amritsar, which in May last year awarded a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each with 6 per cent interest (from the date of filing of the appeal). Capt Amarinder Singh had last week written to the Union Home Minister, pointing out that the Centre’s appeal against the compensation, which the court had said was to be jointly paid by the Centre and the state government, had evoked strong reaction from the Sikh community. “It is further likely to lead to an avoidable sense of alienation and perceived injustice among the community," the CM had warned. 3 get 10-yr jail for carnage in Blood, hair samples from car match; Amritsar mourns death Naroda-Patiya Maj made 3,000 calls to victim Prateek Chauhan & PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service New Delhi/Amritsar, June 25 Major Nikhil Rai Handa, arrested for killing fellow officer Major Amit Dwivedi’s wife Shelja, had gifted her a phone and made 3,000 calls this year, show call records. In judicial custody for four days, Major Handa will be taken to Meerut to reconstruct the crime. The police have arrested his uncle and a cousin for “helping” him. In Amritsar, where Shelja was cremated on Monday, her brother Sukaran Kalia, a lawyer, said his sister “did not have an affair with Major Handa. He had been stalking Sukaran Kalia, brother of the late Shelja Dwivedi, with her wedding picture in Amritsar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR her. Such claims by the police have hurt the family”. The Delhi Police have recovered the clothes Major Handa was wearing when he allegedly killed Shelja as well as two Swiss knives. While fleeing to Meerut, Major Handa reportedly got his car washed to remove the victim’s bloodstains continued on page 7 Ahmedabad, June 25 The three persons held guilty for the 2002 Naroda–Patiya communal killings were on Monday sentenced to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment by the Gujarat High Court. Umesh Bharwad, Padmendrasinh Rajput and Rajkumar Chaumal were earlier acquitted by the trial court. Pronouncing them guilty on April 20, the High Court had not spelled out the quantum of punishment following their plea they had not been properly represented. A Division Bench of Justices Harsha Devani and AS Supehia gave the three convicts six weeks' time to surrender. — TNS Breakout move: Prisoners in online food biz Amit Sharma Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 25 Burail Jail has perhaps become the first prison in the country to get into the burgeoning online food order business. So the next time you plan to host a big party at home, just go to the website chdmodeljail.gov.in, click on ‘food and other articles’ and you can have delectable samosas or syrupy gulab jamuns prepared by prisoners delivered at your doorstep by the jail staff. Prices have been kept reasonable too. If you want a sandwich, you can have it for Rs 19. Cost for it goes down to Rs 13 per piece if you order a minimum of 50. There is GST at 5%, of course. The menu has Laddoo RETAIL PRICE 114.28 BULK PRICE 100 Balushahi 114.28 100 Besan barfi 142.90 120 Gulab jamun 190.50 JAILHOUSE ROCKS ITEMS 170 ALL FIGURES IN ~PER KG Veg thali a lot to offer and officials at the jail in Sector 51 said more items will be added. There is a small catch though. Jail staff have specified minimum orders for home delivery. But ~150 ~120 that’s not too much of a deterrent, OP Mishra (IG, Prisons) said. “Business is good and it will pick up,” he said. Officials said all food items on sale are prepared by trained inmates under expert supervision. “We ensure that the kitchen’s hygiene is maintained and rates of the products are kept competitive,” jail staff added. They said that inmates learn different types of work and many have taken a shine to making food. “Those who make sweets in jail, for instance, can work at a sweet shop or can even open their own once out,” a jail official said. Mishra said that those who aren’t interested in ordering the food but want to eat stuff made by prisoners can just go to the jail canteen at Shoppingcum-Visitor Complex, Model Jail, Sector 51. What’s more, an exclusive outlet is coming up in Sector 22 soon. Naveen S Garewal Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 25 The Haryana Government has notified a new policy for admission to medical and dental colleges in the state. For the first time, the state has introduced a clause requiring students, seeking admission to MBBS, BDS and specialisation courses, to execute a bond, along with two sureties, promising not to leave the course after securing admission. The apparent aim is to safeguard interests of the institutions whose sanctioned seats fall vacant when students leave for better institutions or otherwise. The new policy will be applicable to all government and private institutions. Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sci- ences, Rohtak, has been authorised to conduct online central counselling as per NEET-UG-2018 rankings for all government, governmentaided and private medical and dental institutions in the state. As per the new policy, if a student leaves the UG course midway, he will have to pay the bond money of Rs 5 lakh. In case of a postgraduate student (other than in-service candidates), the bond money will be Rs 7.5 lakh. Moreover, such a student will also be barred from admission to any PG course for the next three years. These regulations will also be applicable to candidates seeking admission under the management quota. The government has also directed that the fee will be chargeable annually and the continued on page 7
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