03112018-TTC-01.qxd 11/3/2018 1:15 AM Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | vol.2 no.304 | 24 pages | ~5.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2018-2020 established in 1881 | saturday, november 3,2018 SC JUNKS CBI’S PLEA IN BOFORS CASE, REFUSES TO CONDONE DELAY PAGE 7 CHINA TO GIVE $6 BN IN AID TO PAK AS PM IMRAN MEETS PREZ XI PAGE 17 /thetribunechd ‘FATHER OF TALIBAN’ ASSASSINATED IN PAKISTAN PAGE 20 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Chautalaexpels grandsons from INLD Package for FAMILY FEUD Panel holds Dushyant, Digvijay guilty of anti-party activities Sushil Manav Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 2 Less than a month after the ruckus at INLD’s Gohana rally exposed the feud within the Chautala clan, party patriarch Om Prakash Chautala on Friday expelled Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala and his brother Digvijay from the primary membership. Dushyant also loses the post of leader of the INLD parliamentary board. Dushyant and Digvijay, the sons of Chautala’s elder son Ajay Singh, who is serving a jail sentence along with his father in the JBT recruitment scam, were served Dushyant Chautala Digvijay Singh Chautala show-cause notices and suspended on October 10 for “anti-party activities”. The decision to expel them “with immediate effect” comes at a time when Chautala is in jail. Their father Ajay Singh will be out on parole for 14 days on November 5. Dushyant’s mother Naina Singh, who is Dabwali MLA, earlier this week had said: “My sons never demanded any post, nor desire to be CM... In a democratic set-up, it is the people who have the right to elect their leader.” She had held a party faction responsible for her sons’ suspension. At the October 7 rally, slogans demanding that Dushyant be named the CM candidate were raised repeatedly while their uncle Abhay Singh’s speech was interrupted, exposing the war within the Indian National Lok Dal. Subsequently, a notice was issued to Dushyant and Digvijay (who headed the dissolved student wing) for indiscipline and spreading disaffection against the leadership. Sources said Chautala had conveyed to the party that he HCprods, roadways’ Army flag march staff to end stir today in Doda, Kishtwar No coercive action, for now, Haryana told Chandigarh, November 2 Persuaded by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Haryana Roadways employees on Friday agreed to end their 18-day-old strike, paving the way for the buses to ply on roads by 10 am on Saturday. As a petition filed in public interest by advocate Arvind Seth came up for resumed hearing, the Bench of Chief Justice Krishna Murari and Justice Arun Palli asserted: “God forbid, but think of a situation that you are in a remote village and your child is suddenly taken unwell. RSS warns of mass agitation on Ram Mandir India changes its MBBS curriculum after 21 yrs, focus on attitude, ethics Shiv Kumar Aditi Tandon Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Mumbai, November 2 The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Friday warned of a 1992-type mass agitation to push for a grand Ram Mandir at Ayodhya. Speaking to the media at Uttan on Mumbai’s outskirts after a three-day RSS national executive meeting, general secretary Suresh ‘Bhaiyyaji’ Joshi said it was time that Ram Mandir was built. Joshi, along with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, met BJP president Amit Shah earlier in the day. “People are within their right to seek a law for construction of Ram Mandir. But it is the government’s privilege to decide when to bring in the law,” he said. continued on page 7 New Delhi, November 2 India has finally revised its MBBS curriculum after a long gap of 21 years, recognising the importance of training students not just to be good doctors, but also good communicators. The Medical Council of India on Friday finalised the new undergraduate curriculum, which will roll out nationally from the 2019 session starting August. The Board of Governors has approved the document which revisits the 1997 syllabus in context of emerging diseases and scientific advances. Called “Competency-based UG Curriculum for the Indian Medical Graduate”, it marks a radical shift from old times when rote and class- Doda/Jammu, November 2 Even as the Army on Friday conducted flag march in the main towns of Kishtwar and Doda districts, a special investigation team (SIT) has been constituted under Kishtwar Additional Superintendent of Police Parbeet Singh to probe the killing of BJP state secretary Anil Parihar and his brother Ajit. Two personal security officers (PSOs) of the deceased leader, who were not with him during the attack, are being questioned, sources said. The Parihar brothers were shot at point-blank range while returning home WHOLE NEW APPROACH In a first, medical students will be trained not just to be good clinicians but also good communicators; new curriculum lays down expected outcomes; introduces foundation course to ensure students transition well; starts practical training from the first year; and allows learning on medical mannequins room learning was the norm in MBBS training and stress on doctor-patient relationship and medical ethics negligible. For the first time, India’s MBBS curriculum acknowl- from their shop, 300 metres away, on Thursday night. The killings triggered angry demonstrations in Kishtwar district and elsewhere. Kishtwar, Doda, Bhaderwah, Thathri and other areas observed a shutdown. “Additional Army personnel have been sent to Kishtwar. Jammu Zone IG SDS Jamwal is monitoring the situation,” Dilbag Singh, state DGP said. “The attack, ers will be booked soon.” Hundreds of people from all communities paid their last respects as the mortal remains of the brothers were consigned to flames. — TNS edges the importance of ethics, responsiveness to needs of patients and families and fine communication skills to engage the ailing. “The new MBBS curriculum has a course called Attitude, Ethics and Communication (AETCOM) which will run across years. Students will be assessed for how they communicate with patients; how they counsel people for organ donations or other challenging procedures; how sensitively do they offer care and obtain consent. All these things will count along with competencies and skills,” Dr VK Paul, MCI BOG chairman told The Tribune. The curriculum introduces outcome-based learning enlisting what skills a medical graduate is expected to have. continued on page 7 Navy considers entry of women as sailors Ajay Banerjee Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 2 The Indian Navy is considering entry of women as sailors — equal to jawans of the Indian Army — and separately permit existing women officers on sea-going duties. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday, while addressing the Naval Commanders, asked the top brass to give more impetus to enrolment of women. Admiral Sunil Lanba confirmed that the enrolment of women in sailor ranks was on the INCLUSION IN SEA-GOING CADRE ■ The Navy has 639 women officers, including 148 doctors. The only combat-related role they have is as ‘observers’ on maritime reconnaissance aircraft Boeing P8-I, IL-38 and the Dornier ■ Women are also deployed in branches such as logistics, law, education and naval constructors ■ Defence Minister was assured that Navy was considering inclusion of women in the sea-going cadre agenda of the three-day conference that concluded on Friday, official sources said. INDIA, SEVEN OTHER NATIONS GET US WAIVER ON IRAN OIL IMPORT SIT probes killing of BJP leader, brother There is no good doctor and you have to take your child out. But the buses are not being operated because of the strike. What will you do? End the strike and then tell what your grievances are.” The Bench, as an interim measure, prohibited the state from taking, till the next date of hearing, any coercive action, including arrest of union office-bearers, employees or members. The direction would also be applicable to Haryana State Transport Department employees. The Bench made it clear that the orders passed by the state continued on page 7 Tribune news service needed no evidence to initiate action as he himself was witness to the unruly scenes at Gohana where his speech was interrupted too. Despite that, he had referred the matter to the disciplinary committee, which now has held the brothers guilty. “It was not an easy decision. But Chautala decided to adhere to the principles of party founder Ch Devi Lal, for whom the party was bigger than any individual,” said party sources. Dushyant did not take phone calls. But Digvijay said: “Papa (Ajay Singh) alone will speak on the matter when he is out on parole.” So far the armed forces do not have women in non-officer ranks. In March, the Army Today’s issue consists of 24 pages, including four-page The Tribune Trends. announced it will start recruiting women in other ranks in the Corps of Military Police. The conference undertook a review of the Navy’s modernisation plan, including induction of aircraft carriers, ships, nuclear-powered and conventional submarines, re-vitalisation of aviation and sub-surface assets and induction of state-of-the-art weapons, sensors and equipment. Development of technical and support infrastructure was also discussed in consonance with the ‘Indian Naval Indigenisation Plan 2015-30’. The US has agreed to temporarily allow eight “jurisdictions” to continue buying Iranian oil after it re-imposes crippling sanctions on Tehran. BUSINESS PAGE MSME units Anurag Thakur Prem Kumar Dhumal PM: Up to ~1-cr loan in 59 mins HPCA FIR against New Delhi, November 2 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced sanctioning of loans of up to Rs 1 crore in 59 minutes, relaxation in labour and company laws as well as easier compliance with environmental rules for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to give a boost to the nation’s secondbiggest employing sector. He said GST-registered MSMEs will be sanctioned a loan of ~1 crore in just 59 minutes through a new portal. Also, GST-registered MSMEs will get 2 per cent subvention or rebate on incremental new loans of up to ~1 crore. Interest subvention on pre and postshipment credit for exports by MSMEs has been increased from 3 to 5 per cent. To end ‘inspector raj’, Modi announced that inspections of factories will be sanctioned only through a computerised random allotment and inspectors will have to upload reports within 48 hours. “No inspector can now go anywhere. He will be asked why he went to a factory,” he said. All Central public sector enterprises will have to take membership of the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) to SLEW OF INCENTIVES ■ MSMEs will need single air, water clearance and just one consent to establish a factory ■ Have to file one annual return on eight labour and 10 Central rules ■ Public sector companies, mandated to source 20% of annual procurement from MSMEs, will now source at least 25% ■ 3% of sourcing by PSUs would have to be done from MSMEs run by women ■ ~6,000 cr for 20 new hubs, 100 tool rooms for technology upgrade facilitate online procurement of common use goods and services by the government. Companies with a turnover of more than ~500 crore would have to now come on Trade Receivables e-Discounting System (TReDS) platform so that there is no cash flow problem for MSMEs. — PTI Anurag, Dhumal quashed by SC tribune news service New Delhi, November 2 The Supreme Court on Friday quashed an FIR against BJP’s Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur, his father, former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, and others in a case of alleged irregularities in granting land on lease for construction of a cricket stadium at Dharamsala. “The FIR registered is quashed,” said a Bench headed by Justice AK Sikri, allowing his appeal against a Himachal High Court verdict refusing to quash the FIR. Thakur, Dhumal and the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) had challenged the High Court’s April 25, 2014, order refusing to quash the FIR and stay the criminal trial before special judge, Dharamsala. The case was registered against them for alleged cheating, criminal conspiracy and corruption. Thakur, then the HPCA president, had contended that the continued on page 7
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