15072020-TTB-01.qxd 14-07-2020 23:35 Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | vol.140 no.195 | 12 pages | ~4.50 | regd.no.chd/0006/2018-2020 established in 1881 GADKARI LAYS STONE FOR EIGHT HIGHWAY PROJECTS HARYANA /thetribunechd PASSENGER VEHICLE SALES PLUNGE 78% IN APRIL-JUNE BUSINESS INDIA’S PROJECTS WITH JAPAN, IRAN IN TROUBLE WORLD /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com CBSE Class X results to be declared today NEW DELHI: The CBSE will declare Class X results on July 15 and will send the results to every affiliated school on their registered email addresses. The students can obtain the result by sending an SMS to mobile number 7738299899 or see results on “UMANG” application. — TNS Dubey case: SC seeks UP response on probe NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the UP Government to respond to petitions seeking an SIT probe into the encounter of gangster Vikas Dubey near Kanpur last week. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde asked the government to file its response by July 16. — TNS No parole to Rampal for kin’s wedding CHANDIGARH: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to grant parole to self-styled godman Rampal from Haryana, who is undergoing life imprisonment in murder cases. The court dismissed the plea of Rampal seeking parole to attend the wedding of his granddaughter, scheduled for Wednesday. — TNS wednesday, july 15,2020 Pilot grounded, Gehlot claims majority UK imposes ban Cong rebel, 16 MLAs skip second CLP meeting | Sacked as Dy CM, R’sthan unit chief Aditi Tandon Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 14 The crisis in Rajasthan Congress precipitated further today with the party sacking rebel Sachin Pilot as Deputy Chief Minister and state unit president, accusing him of “colluding with the BJP” to dislodge the Ashok Gehlot government in the state. The decision followed several failed attempts by the Congress to placate the 42year-old who is all set to exit the party, four months after his colleague Jyotiraditya Scindia left for the BJP . The absence of Pilot and his 16 supporter MLAs from a second meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) held in Jaipur today proved the final straw for the Congress, which stripped the Deputy CM of his charge, terming his intransigence and rebellion “unacceptable”. “The political heft Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi gave to Pilot starting from his young age of 26 years when he became an MP until today is unparalleled in Indian politics. He GEHLOT SHOULD TAKE FLOOR TEST: OPPN Opposition BJP demanded that CM Ashok Gehlot take a floor test to prove his government’s majority in the Assembly. Deputy Leader of Opposition Rajendra Rathore claimed the government would not be able to prove its majority in a floor test. BJP WOOS SACHIN, SAYS DOORS OPEN BJP leaders said party’s ‘doors are open’ for anybody who expresses trust in its ideology. Pilot’s ‘erstwhile’ colleague Rita Bahuguna Joshi berated the Congress and advised him to ‘immediately join the BJP’. HELD HOSTAGE, CLAIMS TRIBAL MLA Video clips of Rajasthan’s Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) MLA Rajkumar Roat surfaced on the social media in which he purportedly claims to have been kept like a ‘hostage’ in his car. In one of the clips, a cop is seen taking away the car keys. Sachin Pilot not just colleague but ❝friend. No oneiscan takeaaway the fact my that all these years he has worked with dedication for the party, Jitin Prasada, CONG LEADER Truth can be rattled , but not defeated. Sachin Pilot, FORMER DEPUTY CM, RAJASTHAN MAHA CONG SUSPENDS SANJAY JHA AFTER HE PRAISES PILOT BACK PAGE was made an MP in 2003, a minister at 32 and state unit president at 34. At 40 years, the Congress made him Deputy CM of Rajasthan. “But we regret to say Pilot and some of his supporter ministers have fallen into BJP’s trap and are conspiring to dislodge a duly elected Congress government in the state. This is unacceptable. This cannot be condoned,” Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said before announcing the decision to sack Pilot and Generals working on pullback timeline Ajay Banerjee Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 14 A month after the deadly clash at the Galwan valley, India and China on Tuesday commenced the process of setting a timeline for both sides to deescalate from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. Lieutenant General-level commanders of both sides had a marathon meeting which commenced at 11.30 am at Chushul and was on till 9 pm. Details of what was agreed upon at the meeting were not known immediately. The meeting point, Chushul, is some 200 km south-east of Leh, the headquarters of the Army’s 14 Corps. Sources said there was no India, China hold marathon meet at Chushul IN FEROZEPUR: Army Chief Gen MM Naravane reviews operational preparedness along the western border on Tuesday. COURTESY: ARMY quick-fix remedy for this proposed de-escalation. The meeting today is the second stage of the three-step process that has been agreed to both sides for restoring peace along the 826 km LAC in Ladakh. There could be multiple meetings before a consensus is reached on a timeline. This was the fourth such meeting. The Indian Army was represented by Leh-based 14 Corps Commander Lt Gen Harinder Singh. His Chinese counterpart was Maj Gen Lin Liu, Commander of the South Xinjiang Military Division of the People’s Liberation Army. The de-escalation timeline will draw up a graded, gradual and mutual withdrawal from the present positions. The two commanders will send back a report to their respective headquarters, which will study the timeline and okay it for implementation. ministers Vishwendra Singh and Ramesh Meena and appoint Rajasthan education minister Govind Dotasra as the new state chief. Pilot, for his part, posted a cryptic tweet after being sacked. “Truth can be rattled New Delhi, July 14 Issuing guidelines for digital education, the Centre today capped screen time for students and teachers across categories. The decision will impact over 240 million children enrolled in schools that remain closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The school heads, as per the guidelines, should not expect teachers to be engaged in six to eight hours of online teaching in a day and should only look at two to three hours of online activities per day. Allow 10-15 minutes break between two consecutive SETTING THE LIMIT Pre-primary: Classes shouldn’t exceed 30 minutes Class I-VIII: Max two sessions of 30-45 minutes per day Class IX-XII: Max four sessions of 30-45 minutes per day Teachers: Two to three hours of online activity per day classes for students to relax, the guidelines say. Titled “PRAGYATA”, the HRD Ministry directions propose cap on the duration and number of online sessions a day for students from Class I to XII (see box). Broad directions to schools for digital education are to follow eight steps of online learning — plan, review, arrange, guide-talk, assign, track and appreciate. The ministry also issued guidelines on education of children of migrant workers who had to shift to another place amid the pandemic. It asked the states and UTs not to strike off the names of children and instead show them as “migrated” or “temporarily unavailable”. Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 14 Even as India took three days to gallop from 8 lakh cases to over 9 lakh today, the government said spread of the pandemic was not even and 10 states accounted for 86 per cent burden, while two states contributed half of all cases. After India’s load reached 9,06,752 today with a daily spike of 28,498 cases, the Health Ministry said 1,54,134 active cases were concentrated in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu and 36 per cent of all cases (1,11,068) were in Karnataka, Delhi, AP , UP Telangana, West Bengal, , Gujarat and Assam. Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July14 Motorists can stick to the stickers and artwork on their vehicles. For, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it clear that “Horn Please”, “Ok Tata” and other stickers on cars and trucks cannot push the vehicles off-road. Such stickers and other art- COLOURFUL DRIVE ■ Petitioner Ranjit Malthora through senior counsel Puneet Bali submitted a car (pic) was purchased from Delhi. Artwork on it was done by “renowned Mexican artist Senkoe”. ■ The petitioner obtained NOC from New Delhi, yet author- ities in Chandigarh refused to register the vehicle. work do not imply alteration or change in the vehicle’s basic colour. As such, these are no roadblock for the vehi- cle’s registration, Justice Jaishree Thakur has asserted. Justice Thakur added that denying registration because of artwork on a vehicle’s body defied logic. The issue was raised after an inspector refused to pass a vehicle for registration London, July 14 Huawei will be completely removed from the UK’s 5G networks by the end of 2027, the UK Government announced on Tuesday after a review by the country’s National Cyber Security Centre on the impact of US sanctions against the Chinese telecommunications giant. In the lead up to this complete removal of all Huawei kit from UK networks, there will be a total ban on the purchase of any new 5G kit after December 31, 2020. The decision was taken at a meeting of the UK’s National Security Council chaired by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in response to new US sanctions against the telecom major imposed in May which removed the firm’s access to products which have been built based on US semiconductor technology. “The 5G network will be transformative for our country, but only if we have confidence in the security and resilience of the infrastructure it is built upon,” said ‘EXPERTS ADVISED BAN’ ❝ Following technical advice from our cyber experts, the government has decided to ban Huawei. Oliver Dowden, UK SECRETARY OF STATE CHINA SLAPS SANCTIONS ON LOCKHEED MARTIN Beijing: China on Tuesday announced sanctions on Lockheed Martin in retaliation to the US approval of a request by Taiwan for the recertification of PAC-3 missiles. WORLD Oliver Dowden, UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. “Following US sanctions against Huawei and updated technical advice from our cyber experts, the government has decided it necessary to ban Huawei from our 5G networks,” he said. — PTI India, EU ink civil nuclear pact New Delhi, July 14 Union minister Jitendra Singh and BJP general secretary Ram Madhav have gone into self-quarantine after party’s J&K unit president Ravinder New Delhi, July 14 India and the European Union today signed a civil nuclear agreement to set the stage for the India-EU virtual summit on Wednesday. The summit, to be cochaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von PB MINISTER TRIPT BAJWA TESTS POSITIVE INSIDE Raina, who had accompanied them to the residence of a slain party leader, tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday. Jitendra Singh, who is also a party MP from Udhampur, said he has gone into self-quarantine. “Have gone into self-quarantine after receiving the news about the report of Raina who had accompanied us to Bandipora on July 12,” he tweeted. INSIDE COVID-19CASES INDIA COUNT RECOVERED 5,71,459 FRESH FATALITIES 553 TOTAL DEATHS 23,727 9,06,752 WORLD 1,33,07,961 77,67,682 5,77,223 WON'T REGULATE COST OF TREATMENT, SAYS SC TOTAL RECOVERED DEATHS Meanwhile, ICMR chief Balram Bhargava said two Indian indigenous vaccine candidates (ICMR-Bharat Biotech candidate and Zydus Cadilla project) had started human trials on 1,000 volunteers each. Stickers, artwork on vehicles no hitch to registration: HC Saurabh Malik All 5G kits to be removed by 2027 Jitendra, Madhav quarantined after J&K BJP chief +ve Fresh HRD guidelines out for 1L cases in 3 days;TN, online classes, screen time cut Maharemainhotspots Tribune News Service but not defeated,” said the Congress leader who is all set to face disqualification proceedings. He later tweeted: “My heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all those who have come out in my support today.” The Pilot camp appeared unfazed on the surface, still claiming the support of 30 MLAs and some independents in the Assembly, where 101 is the simple majority mark. Gehlot later met Governor Kalraj Mishra to recommend the sacking of the three ministers and inform him about a potential Cabinet expansion. The CM claimed he had 104 MLAs even though the CPM and Bharatiya Tribal Party, Congress allies, said they would remain neutral till Gehlot sorted Congress’ factionalism. With Pilot yet to make his move, the Congress government appeared on the edge with independents and allies already distancing themselves. All eyes are now on Pilot who is expected to open his cards soon with sources maintaining he might float a party and get BJP’s backing or might well join the saffron fold. edit: Pilot crash-lands on China’s Huawei in Chandigarh as its original colour had been changed from white to multi-hued. Justice Thakur said: “Any person who drives upon GT Road will see slogans and colourful paint job done on trucks. Some of the standard ones are ‘Ok Tata’, ‘Horn Please’, ‘Hum Do Hamare Do’, ‘Mera Bharat Mahaan’ and ‘Use Dipper at Night’.” Sandeep Dikshit Tribune News Service TERRORISM ON AGENDA EU and India are working on an agreement between Europol and the CBI to combat organised crime and terrorism during the summit beginning Wednesday. The other key areas are artificial intelligence, digital field, security and trade. der Leyen, will unveil a joint roadmap for cooperation. As Covid cases have risen in India, which is also a crucial link in the global pharmaceutical supply chain, both issues will be discussed at the summit, EU officials say. Revealing that India had submitted an ambitious project to enhance India-EU connectivity, they said the other key areas are artificial intelligence, digital field, security, climate, environment and trade and investment. The two sides will also resume their dialogue on human rights.
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