12092018-TTC-01.qxd 9/12/2018 1:21 AM Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | vol.2 no.252 | 20 pages | ~4.50 | regd.no.chd/0006/2018-2020 established in 1881 | wednesday, september 12,2018 RUSSIA LAUNCHES BIGGEST WAR GAMES SINCE COLD WAR PAGE 13 PM MODI UNVEILS BONANZA FOR HEALTH WORKERS; HONORARIUM HIKED PAGE 11 /thetribunechd THE TRIBUNE RELIEF FUND FOR KERALA An Appeal to Readers Raze buildings in Aravallis:SC Haryana told to pay relief, builder refund Satya Prakash Tribune News Service The flood fury of the Western Ghats has drowned the beautiful coastal state of Kerala in a sea of sorrow. The Tribune readers have always shown their magnanimity during such calamities in the past. The Tribune Trust, which has decided to contribute ~20 lakh, appeals to its readers to donate generously. Your donation will make a difference to the families of those who have lost their lives and homes. The names of all those who donate ~500 and above will be published. All such donations are eligible for deduction under Section 80-G of the Income Tax Act. Donations should be in the form of crossed cheques or demand drafts in favour of the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund and sent to The Tribune Trust, Sector 29-C, Chandigarh – 160030 or to The Tribune offices in various cities. All donations will be duly sent to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund. While making the donation, please clearly mention your name, address and PAN number. — The Tribune Trust Eleventh list of donors appears today on PAGE 7 Today’s issue is of 20 pages, including four-page Jobs and Careers. New Delhi, September 11 The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the Haryana Government to demolish illegal construction made in Kant Enclave, Faridabad, in the Aravalli Hills after August 18, 1992, in violation of environmental norms and its own orders and directed it to compensate those adversely affected in the process. A Bench of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta said Kant Enclave was a forest area that needed to be treated as forest land where no construction activity could have been permitted with effect from August 18, 1992, when a notification under the Punjab Land Preservation Act, 1900, banned construction in the area. The diversion of forest land for non-forest use violated Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, and top court’s decisions, the Bench said. It ordered R Kant & Co and Haryana Town & Country Planning Department to pay Rs 50 lakh to each person whose construction was ordered to be demolished. It directed the builder to give full refund along with an 18 per cent annual interest to RIFLEMAN’S WIDOW OVERCOMES DEPRESSION, JOINS ARMY PAGE 16 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com 57 die in Telangana bus accident Punjab Christian outfit asks Bishop to quit Tribune News Service & PTI FARIDABAD COLONY ON FOREST LAND ‘ILLEGAL’ ■ Houses constructed in Kant Enclave, Faridabad, in Aravalli Hills after August 18, 1992, to be demolished ■ Buildings in forest area raised in violation of a notification under Punjab Land Preservation Act ■ R Kant & Co and Haryana Town & Country Planning to pay ~50 lakh each to those losing houses ■ Builder to refund money with 18% annual interest to those who had invested in land ❝ The rule of law seems to have broken down in Haryana and become the rule of men only to favour the applicants (builder). sc Bench hundreds of investors from date of investment. Applying “The polluter pays principle”, the top court ordered R Kant & Co to deposit Rs 5 crore in the Aravalli Rehabilitation Fund continued on page 7 More on Page 6 Nun seeks Vatican help to get justice People search for stranded passengers after a Telangana road transport bus hurtled into a valley in Jagtial district on Tuesday, killing 57 persons, including 32 women. The bus was returning from Anjaneya Swamy Temple atop Kondagattu Hills, 190 km from Hyderabad. PAGE 7 Haryana slashes power tariff Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 11 On the concluding day of the monsoon session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday, CM Manohar Lal Khattar announced a cut in power tariff from Rs 4.50 per unit to Rs 2.50 per unit for consumption up to 200 units per month. Giving further relief to the poor, he said families consuming 50 units per month would be charged at Rs 2 per unit. With this, consumers would save Rs 437 per month — a 46.6 per cent reduction in their bills. “The decision will benefit 41.53 SHOES, ABUSES; MLA SUSPENDED FOR YEAR Congress MLA KS Dalal was suspended from the Haryana Assembly for a year after he and LoP Abhay Singh Chautala hurled abuses and charged at each other, shoe in hand, prompting the Speaker to summon marshals. TNS lakh domestic consumers. I have fulfilled my promise to bring down power rates,” he said, amid thumping of desks by the treasury benches. He said in the past four years, his government had taken several welfare initiatives. “We have made Haryana kerosene-free and launched Saksham Yojna to provide 100-hour guaranteed work to the educated unemployed. Apart from ensuring ‘educated’ panchayats, we further strengthened the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), especially zila parishads, via decentralisation. The budget for zila parishads has been enhanced to Rs 10 crore and will be further raised to Rs 25 crore.” Referring to the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” programme, he said gender ratio, which earlier stood at 837 girls per 1,000 boys, had now reached 914 girls per 1,000 boys. Kottayam/Jalandhar, Sept 11 Weeks after she accused a Roman Catholic Bishop of raping her, the complainant nun has sought the intervention of the Vatican and his removal as head of the Jalandhar diocese, questioning the Church for “closing its eyes to the truth.” Meanwhile, the Punjab Christian Movement at a meeting in Jalandhar asked the Bishop to resign even as the women's wing of the Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI) announced a protest to express solidarity with the nun. In a scathing letter to the Vatican, the nun alleged Bishop Franco Mulakkal was using “political and money power” to bury the case against him. She said she had not spoken about her ordeal in public earlier because of fear and shame. With protests by Catholic reform organisations unabated, there were reports that Cardinal Gracias, the president of Catholic Bishops Conference of India, would be raising the issue with the Pope. Members of the Christian community close to the accused Bishop submitted a letter to the Jalandhar ADC to be handed over to the Kerala CM. It read: “A few misled persons of the community are being misused by antiDalit organisations.” EC notice to AAP over Sharif’s wife loses funding ‘anomalies’ battle against cancer New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday issued a show-cause notice to AAP for finding discrepancies in its electoral funding statement and said it might be forced to initiate action against the party for “prima facie failing” to follow its transparency guidelines. AAP alleged bias of central agencies against it. P11 London: Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of Pakistan’s jailed former PM Nawaz Sharif, died on Tuesday after a protracted battle with throat cancer. Kulsoom, 68, was under treatment at London’s Harley Street Clinic since June 2014. P13
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