22092020-TTB-01.qxd 9/21/2020 11:58 PM Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | vol.5 no.263 | 12 pages | ~5.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2018-2020 established in 1881 jammu & kashmir OPPN PARTIES JOIN HANDS IN PAK TO OUST IMRAN WORLD /thetribunechd BLACK MONDAY ON DALAL STREET, SENSEX DIPS 812 POINTS BUSINESS OVER 1 LAKH VACANCIES IN CAPFs, MoS RAI TELLS RS BACK PAGE /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com tuesday, september 22,2020 Ruckus as eight MPs suspended RS Chairman rejects no-trust move I Repeated adjournments paralyse House Tribune News Service SUSPENDED MEMBERS New Delhi, September 21 The Rajya Sabha today suspended eight Opposition MPs for the remainder of monsoon session for their yesterday’s unprecedented display of aggression, including threat of physical harm and use of abusive language for Deputy Chairman of the House Harivansh Singh, during the passage of two farm Bills. Derek O’Brien and Dola Sen (TMC), Rajeev Satav, Ripun Bora and Syed Naseer Hussain (Congress), KK Ragesh and Elamaram Kareem (CPM) and Sanjay Singh (AAP) were suspended for their “unruly behaviour, especially with the Chair, and gross disorderly conduct”. The motion in this regard was moved by the government and approved by a voice vote. The suspended members, ■ Derek O’Brien and Dola Sen (TMC) ■ Rajeev Satav, Ripun Bora and Syed Naseer Hussain (Congress) ■ KK Ragesh and Elamaram Kareem (CPM); Sanjay Singh (AAP) ‘PLEASE INTROSPECT’ ❝ Opposition leaders hold protest against suspension of eight MPs and on other issues outside Parliament on Monday. PTI however, refused to leave the House, which witnessed multiple adjournments, leading to a washout of the day’s proceedings. They later launched an indefinite dharna near the Mahatma Gandhi’s statue, seeking revocation of their suspension. Resenting the decision, Opposition members said those penalised should have been given a chance to explain. House Chairman Venkaiah Naidu also rejected notices given by 46 members, including Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, to It is a bad day for Rajya Sabha... Is dancing in the House, tearing papers and throwing rule book at the Deputy Chairman parliamentary conduct? M Venkaiah Naidu, RS CHAIRMAN bring a no-confidence motion against the Deputy Chairman for “not following” the due procedure for the passage of farm Bills. Their grouse was that physical voting and division of votes continued on back page edit: disdainful haste Can’t claim absolute India, China generals right to protest: SC discuss LAC standoff New Delhi, September 21 Maintaining that people can’t claim an absolute right to protest, the Supreme Court on Monday reserved its order on petitions seeking certain guidelines to strike a balance between the right to protest and right to free movement and mobility. A Bench led by Justice SK Kaul — which was seized of PILs filed by Amit Sahni, Shashank Deo Sushi and others against the anti-CAA protesters blocking roads at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi — said it would pass an order on the larger issue even as the protesters were removed by the police following the imposition of Covid-19 lockdown. At the very outset, the Bench asked the petitioners: “Are you withdrawing it?” “No,” replied Sudhi. Sahni said the protest shouldn’t continue in future. “In the Tribune News Service Reserves order on PILs against Shaheen stir SCRAPS BENGALURU LAW ENTRANCE EXAM The Supreme Court on Monday quashed Bengaluru’s National Law School of India University notification for a separate entrance exam for admission to its BA LLB (Hons) programme. BACK PAGE larger public interest, a decision may be taken,” he said, requesting the Bench to pass an elaborate order. — TNS New Delhi, September 21 Senior military commanders of India and China were on Monday locked in a marathon meeting that could set the tone for deployment and military posturing during winters along the LAC in Ladakh. The meeting, at the level of Lt Generals of both sides, included several officers responsible for Army divisions and brigades all along the LAC in Ladakh. It also had a senior MEA functionary. The meeting, which commenced around 9 am at Moldo on the Chinese side across the LAC, was on till 10.30 pm. Details about the meeting, its success or failure are expected to be known only by tomorrow. The agenda is to implement the five-point joint statement issued on September 10 fol- Covid recovery rate crosses 80% New Delhi, September 21 India’s Covid-19 recovery rate has crossed the 80 per cent mark with over 90,000 recoveries recorded for the third consecutive day, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday. The ministry said 93,356 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours. “India has crossed the significant landmark of more than 80 per cent national recovery rate. India has also reported more than 90,000 recoveries for the third day in succession,” the ministry said. Twelve states and UTs have registered a recovery rate of more than the national average and 79 per cent of the fresh recoveries are from 10 states/UTs. “The total recovered cases COVID-19CASES INDIA COUNT 54,87,580 TOTAL RECOVERED DEATHS RECOVERED 43,96,399 FRESH FATALITIES 1,130 TOTAL DEATHS 87,882 WORLD 3,13,35,330 2,29,21,170 9,66,342 are close to 44 lakh (43,96,399), topping the global figure,” it said. India’s Covid-19 tally reached 54.88 lakh with 86,961 people being infected in the past 24 hours, while 43,96,399 people have recuperated so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 80.12 per cent, according to the Health Ministry data. — PTI Jamaat event spread Covid: Minister in RS New Delhi, September 21 The Tablighi Jamaat event in March in Delhi’s Nizamuddin locality led to the spread of Covid-19 infection to “many persons”, Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy told the Rajya Sabha. He said the Delhi Police had arrested 233 Jamaatis and 2,361 had been evacuated from the Islamic outfit’s headquarters since March 29. The Minister said an investigation into the role of Jamaat chief Maulana Mohd Saad was underway. — TNS Five-point plan to ease border tension taken up WOMAN PILOT FOR RAFALE FLEET SOON A woman fighter pilot of the IAF will soon join the Rafale fleet. The pilot has been flying MiG-21 fighters and chosen to fly Rafale jets after a stringent selection process, sources said. BACK PAGE lowing the Moscow meeting of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. Day 1: Haryana schools see thin attendance Gurugram, September 21 The state education department had claimed that over 80 per cent of the parents had consented to send their wards to schools amid the Covid pandemic, but educational institutions in Gurugram and Nuh today reopened to a lukewarm response. The schools opened after six months for “consultation” for classes IX to XII, but just a handful of students came. Several classes saw no students, while some pupils sought guidance only for science and maths. The Covid standard operating procedures continued on back page HC indicts ex-DGP Saini for depravity of mind Saurabh Malik Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 21 Virtually indicting Sumedh Singh Saini for depravity of mind, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asserted the Punjab ex-DGP showed scant regard for law. He not only seriously undermined fundamental rights of a citizen, but went to the extent of snuffing out a precious life in a manner beyond retribution. “What has come across this SITtells former Punjab top cop to join probe on September 23 court from the records depict depravity of mind, for which the petitioner deserves no compassion,” Justice Fateh Deep Singh asserted, dismissing Saini’s plea for declaring the probe in Multani murder case “non est” or nothing. Saini had sought directions for transfer of the case outside Punjab to any other agency or the CBI. The final order was pronounced earlier this month. Justice Fateh Deep Singh asserted the question of quash- ing the FIR and the probe proceedings against the petitoner was “too preposterous”. He said the petitioner, then Punjab DGP had set up a poor , precedent for the force, which was “protector of humans and not terminator”. Observing the SC had made it clear the Bench must see if petitioner had an alternative remedy before exercising powers under Article 226, Justice Fateh Deep Singh said Saini failed to exhaust the alternative remedy. Farm Bills need of 21st century, MSP to stay: PM New Delhi, September 21 Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Monday that the farm sector reform Bills passed by Parliament were the need of the 21st century India and again reassured farmers that the government purchase of their produce coupled with the minimum support price (MSP) mechanism will continue. With Opposition parties criticising the legislations as “antifarmers” and protests continuing in states like Punjab and Haryana, Modi again mounted a strong defence of these measures, saying farmers will now have the freedom to sell their produce at a place and price of their choice. — PTI SAD delegation meets President New Delhi, September 21 SAD delegation comprising Sukhbir Singh Badal, Naresh Gujral and Manjinder Singh Sirsa met President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday, urging him not to give his assent to the farm Bills and advise the government to send these to a select committee. The delegation said the ruling party, discarding tradition, had not cared to take its allies and the Opposition on board on such a critical issue. — TNS Wheat MSP hiked by ~50, Congress says not enough Tribune News Service NewDelhi, September 21 A day after Parliament cleared key farm Bills amid protests by the Opposition, the Modi government today hiked the MSP for six rabi crops. Announcing it in the Lok Sabha following a CCEA meeting headed by the PM, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the wheat MSP had been increased by Rs 50, taking it to Rs 1,975 a quintal. The highest hike was announced for lentil (Rs 300 per quintal), followed by gram, rapeseed and mustard (Rs 225 per quintal each), safflower (Rs 112 per quintal) and barley (Rs 75 per quintal). “The differential remuneration is aimed at encouraging crop diversification,” Tomar said. A CRUEL JOKE: CONG ❝ This is a cruel joke on the farmers and a mockery of their protest Capt Amarinder Singh, PB CM MEANINGLESS: SAD ❝ It’s meaningless in the absence of assured procurement of crops Sukhbir Badal, SAD CHIEF END PROTEST: BJP ❝ A reply to those claiming MSP regime will end. End protest now Ashwani Sharma, PB BJP CHIEF Stay on interim bail to Palwal pilot dies in Prajapati in rape case private plane crash NEW DELHI: The SC on Monday stayed former UP minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati’s interim bail, granted for two months on medical grounds by the Allahabad HC, in a gang rape case. Prajapati, minister in former Samajwadi Party government, has been booked under the POCSO Act. PTI AZAMGARH (UP): A 21-year-old trainee pilot from Palwal in Haryana, Konkark Saran, was killed as a four-seater aircraft crashed in UP’s Azamgarh on Monday. The aircraft belonged to the Centre-run flying training institute in Amethi. The aircraft prima facie was caught in dense clouds, an official said. PTI “While the Congress is telling the entire country that the MSP and APMC will go, the announcement is a proof that both will continue,” Tomar told the House amid sloganeering. “Tell this to farmers in Punjab,” Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Leader of the Congress in the House, remarked sarcastically. Khadoor Sahib MP Jasbir Singh Gill (Congress) demanded an assurance that the government would continue to procure the grain in mandis. “The MSP hike is too little too late and for wheat, it is meagre,” Gill said. Taking on the Congress, Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said their “lies” had been exposed. “Even before rabi sowing, our MSP is ready. This is our commitment to the farmers,” he claimed. Umranangal moves HC over suspension CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police IGP Paramraj SinghUmranangal has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court for quashing the orders vide which his services were placed under suspension in connection with the police firing cases following the incidents of sacrilege in the state. TNS
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