19102020-TTB-01.qxd 18-10-2020 23:43 Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | vol.140 no.290 | 12 pages | ~5.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2018-2020 established in 1881 TRUMP’S FEAR TACTICS TO WIN THE MIDWEST WORLD /thetribunechd /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Bihar elections: Farm unions to rally against BJP New Delhi, October 18 Carrying forward their agitation against the three farm laws passed by Parliament, the All-India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) has now decided to campaign against the BJP in the Bihar Assembly elections. ‘March to Parliament’ call by farmers’ body for Nov 26 &27 The AIKSCC is a joint platform of about 250 organisations related to farm labourers and peasants across the country. It has given a call for “March to Parliament” on November 26 and 27, demanding repeal of the farm laws. “We will campaign for the defeat of the BJP and its allies in the Bihar elections,” national general secretary of the AllIndia Kisan Sabha Hannan Mollah said on Sunday. “The farmers’ organisations will also approach the Central Trade Unions (CTUs), urging them to join the proposed anti-BJP campaign in Bihar,” Mollah added. — TNS monday, october 19,2020 House session on farm laws begins today Capt hints at exemplary action, says all eyes on Pb Rajmeet Singh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 18 At a Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting held here on Sunday, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh is reported to have hinted at “exemplary” action during the Punjab Assembly session that begins on Monday. Sources said the Congress MLAs told the CM that it was imperative to take on the Modi government on the new farm laws, irrespective of the consequences. They were unanimous in their opinion that the minimum support price (MSP) and ‘mandi’ system must be protected at all costs and the “unconstitutional laws, which were against federalism” had to be countered. “This fight will go on. We will fight this till the Supreme Court,” Capt Amarinder is reported to have told the MLAs. continued on back page Farmers during a ‘rail roko’ protest in Bathinda on Sunday. PTI 20 held in Patiala for illegal transportation of paddy Patiala, October 18 Cracking the whip against those transporting paddy from other states for illegal sale in Punjab, the police have filed 13 FIRs, arrested 20 persons and impounded 32 vehicles carrying about 8,225 tonnes of paddy over the past two days. SSP Patiala, Vikram Jeet , Duggal said they had received information that a number of trucks carrying paddy from UP and Bihar were entering Punjab. “Paddy is purchased at low prices in other states and then transported to Punjab to sell it at higher rates,” he added. — TNS detailed report inside ‘Rail roko’ pushes Pb industry off track Vijay C Roy Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 18 The ‘rail roko’ protest by Punjab farmers has interrupted supplies. Consequently, industrial production in the state has shrunk by 30 per cent. A severe shortage of raw material has hit the auto parts, hand tools, machine tools, bicycle, agricultural implements and scaffolding industry. “The protest has caused a BrahMos’ naval version test-fired NEW DELHI: A naval version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from an indigenously built stealth destroyer of the Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea on Sunday, officials said. The missile hit the target with pin-point accuracy. TNS Ballia firing: BJP leader, 4 others held BALLIA: BJP leader Dhirendra Pratap Singh and four others have been arrested in the Ballia murder case. The incident took place on Thursday during a meeting over the allotment of ration shops at Durjanpur village. BACK PAGE Tibetan political prisoner dies at 91 DHARAMSALA: Tibetan political prisoner Tanak Jigme Sangpo (91), who had been in Switzerland since 2003, a year after he completed 37-year sentence in Chinese prisons, died on Saturday, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said on Sunday. IANS Paper for HP bus conductors leaked SHIMLA: PAK FAILS TO FULFIL SIX KEY FATF MANDATES BACK PAGE FARMERS NEED TO BE CONVINCED, INCENTIVISED FOR STRAW MGMT INFOCUS A candidate was detained for clicking the photograph of the paper and forwarding it during an exam for the recruitment of HRTC conductors at a Himachal Pradesh University centre on Sunday. The Congress has demanded cancellation of the paper. INSIDE Units out of stock, production down 30 pc severe disruption in supplies. At least six textile industries have closed operations. In the engineering industry alone, the production is down 20-30 per cent,” said SC Ral- han, president of the Ludhiana Hand Tools Association, pointing out that freight traffic had been held up for the past two weeks. “For the bicycle industry, the prolonged agitation has resulted in a severe shortage of inputs, such as rims and pipes. The manufacturers were already grappling with a huge pending demand post lockdown. The farmers’ stir has made it worse for continued on back page Covid control likely by early ’21 Adherence to safety protocols a pre-requisite: Experts Tribune News Service COVID-19CASES INDIA New Delhi, October 18 Top government experts today said India can control the Covid pandemic by early next year if everyone follows safety protocols with 10.6 million confirmed cases projected until February next. India has 74,94,551 cases as of today. Led by Prof M Vidyasagar of IIT-Hyderabad, the Covid India National Supermodel Committee, set up by the Centre, said the Covid pandemic had peaked but cautioned of active cases surging to 26 lakh if people became lax during festivities. Current active cases are below 8 lakh. The committee said 30% COUNT 74,94,551 TOTAL RECOVERED DEATHS RECOVERED 65,97,209 FRESH FATALITIES 1,033 TOTAL DEATHS 1,14,031 WORLD 4,01,27,304 2,99,96,065 11,16,556 COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION LIMITED: HEALTH MINISTER Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said community transmission was restricted to certain districts in a limited number of states, clarifying “this is not happening across the country”. SECOND WAVE CAN’T BE RULED OUT: NITI AAYOG The number of new coronavirus cases and deaths has declined in the past three weeks as the spread of the pandemic has stabilised in most of the states, Niti Aayog Member VK Paul said on Sunday but did not rule out the possibility of a second wave of infections in the winter season. people are projected to have developed antibodies to the virus as of today. The Central panel estimated 14% people with antibodies at August-end continued on back page Vardhan junks China’s claim on outbreak New Delhi, October 18 Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said there is no evidence that can validate claims on global multiple focal points for the Covid outbreak, amid China claiming that the coronavirus broke out simultaneously in several countries last year. At an interaction with his social media followers on the sixth episode of “Sunday Samvaad”, he said the reported outbreak of Covid from Wuhan in China remains recognised as the first report worldwide. He said China has claimed that there was a simultaneous outbreak of the disease across many nations. — TNS In Lahaul, ~1,000 fine for littering Hry mulls quota for sarpanches AbhinavVashisht Geetanjali Gayatri Tribune News Service Kullu, October 18 Littering the Lahaul valley will now invite a fine of Rs 1,000. As the opening of Atal Tunnel has resulted in a huge inflow of tourists, the Sissu panchayat in Lahaul has put up boards warning visitors against littering the area and has announced a penalty of Rs 1,000 on offenders. The north portal of the tunnel is continued on back page A hoarding being put up by Sissu panchayat in Lahaul valley. Chandigarh, October 18 After announcing 50 per cent reservation for women in panchayat elections, Haryana is now mulling reservation for one category of the backward classes among the sarpanches. The Backward Classes (A) category could be given reservation in proportion to their population, sources said. While the Backward Classes category has 27 per cent reser- Backward Classes (A) category likely to get reservation vation, the BC (A) category has 16 per cent reservation and the BC (B) category has 11 per cent reservation. The BC (A) category is more backward than the BC (B). The sources said 16 per cent seats among the sarpanches will be reserved for BC (A).
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