19012021-TTB-01.qxd 1/18/2021 11:42 PM Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | vol.141 no.19 | 12 pages | ~5.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2021-2023 established in 1881 KEEP OFF, RUSSIA TELLS WEST ON NAVALNY DETENTION WORLD /thetribunechd TOTAL BUYS 20% STAKE IN ADANI GREEN FOR $2.5 BILLION BUSINESS MAMATA TO TAKE ON SUVENDU ON HIS HOME TURF BACK PAGE /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com tuesday | 19 january 2021 Won’t intervene on tractor rally: SC to cops Says Delhi Police at liberty to invoke powers to decide who will enter Capital; talks tomorrow Tribune News Service COURT’S INTERVENTION MISUNDERSTOOD New Delhi, January 18 Noting that its intervention to resolve the deadlock over farmers’ protests against agricultural laws had been misunderstood, the Supreme Court today said it was for the Delhi Police to decide if the tractor rally proposed on Republic Day should be allowed to enter the national Capital. “Our intervention has been misunderstood... Who will come in the city and who will be allowed will not be seen by us,” a Bench headed by CJI SA Bobde said, terming the proposed tractor rally a “law and order” issue. “You are at liberty to invoke all powers under the law,” the CJI, who earlier maintained that farmers had a fundamental right to protest peacefully, told Attorney General KK Venugopal while hearing the Delhi Police plea to stop the rally. The matter will now be taken up on Wednesday when the farmers and the Union need the Supreme ❝ Does thepowersof Indiaunder the Police Act?Court to tell it what it has MORCHA FORGIVES AS CHARUNI CLARIFIES Women turn up in large numbers at the Ghazipur protest site near New Delhi. MANAS RANJAN BHUI Centre hold the next round of negotiations. The talks, earlier slated for Tuesday, have been deferred by a day. As Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said there were issues to be addressed, the court said it was for the Delhi Police to decide whether to allow farmers to enter Delhi and if allowed, how many could enter and on what conditions. The Delhi Police were the first authority to decide it and not the Supreme Court, clarified the CJI. The top court, which stayed implementation of the three farm laws on January 12, said, “We said this last time that entry to Delhi has to be seen by the Delhi Sonepat: BKU (Haryana) chief Gurnam Singh Charuni on Monday appeared before a sixmember Sanyukt Kisan Morcha panel and gave an undertaking that he won’t share stage with any politician till the farmers’ stir was over. Charuni clarified his Sunday’s meeting with Opposition leaders in Delhi was in his “personal capacity”. The event had triggered talk of chinks in the farmers’ camp. After hearing Charuni, the Morcha decided to close the matter. TNS Police. Invoke all your powers to see whether farmers can be allowed in the city.” Pointing out that such a rally could cause law and order problems and prove to be embarrassing for the nation, POLICE TEAM AT SINGHU, SEEKS RALLY DETAILS A Delhi Police team led by Joint Commissioner PS Yadav reached the protesting farmers' 'kisan andolan office' at Singhu border on Monday evening and held a meeting with the union leaders. The police sought details about the proposed January 26 tractor rally in New Delhi. the police had sought an injunction against the march. As the Attorney General said “this is an extraordinary situation,” the CJI shot back, “But why do you want us to tell what powers you have?” Tribune News Service Oppn demands JPC probe into leaked chats Arnab Goswami Partho Dasgupta Arnab: You moderate TV18 landing, they will come down to 7% or less given their content… Partho: Unless the government helps my hands are tied. I am fighting back… Arnab: I am with you, I will speak to all and galvanise more support Partho:Honestly please do not do that…People think you and I are joined at the hip. Better to raise issues of principles… NBA WANTS REPUBLIC TV IBF MEMBERSHIP SUSPENDED REPORT ON BACK PAGE helps, my hands are tied. I am fighting back. No one in the board understands news…” At this, Arnab tells the then BARC chief: “I am continued on back page Samsung scion in jail for bribery Culling of birds not feasible, Hry tells Centre SEOUL: Geetanjali Gayatri IN BRIEF Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong was sent back to prison on Monday after a South Korean court handed him a 2.5-year sentence for his involvement in a 2016 scandal that spurred massive protests and ousted the then-president. The court found Lee guilty of bribing then-President Park Geun-hye. — Agencies Nobel nomination for Khalsa Aid BATHINDA: UK-based NGO Khalsa Aid has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for its humanitarian work. Canadian MP Tim Uppal, Mayor of Brampton Patrick Brown and the MP for Brampton South Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria have officially nominated Khalsa Aid for the Nobel Peace Prize. INSIDE Tribune News Service CJI ‘Go easy’ former BARC Rafale to debut in PM Modi Somnath , chiefcautioned Arnab Republic Day flypast Temple Trust chief New Delhi, January 18 Former Broadcast Audience Research Council chief Partho Dasgupta was acutely aware of the public perception about his closeness to Republic TV boss Arnab Goswami and asked him once to go easy on issues lest misunderstandings grew. The leaked WhatsApp chats between Goswami and Dasgupta reveal how during one conversation with Arnab on ways to dominate TV viewership, Dasgupta told him, “Honestly please do not do that…People are seeing it differently and think you and I are joined at the hip. Better to raise issues of principles and ensure the independence of BARC, which only the government can do.” Dasgupta’s remarks came on July 18, 2019, during a conversation where Arnab is asking him to moderate the landing market of a rival channel. Expressing his inability, Dasgupta says, “Unless the government Keeping watch: MEA on report of Chinese village in Arunachal Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 18 To save 20 lakh poultry birds at Barwala farms in Panchkula district where four more suspected bird flu cases surfaced earlier this month, Haryana has decided to form a panel to suggest alternatives to culling. It has sought clarification from the Centre on the guidelines in this regard. Sources in the Animal Husbandry say the panel will suggest alternatives so that the virus can be contained and the poultry farmers do not face any loss if their stock is not infected. “The toll is way below the average deaths due to bird flu. We need more clarity on the guidelines that say all birds within 1 km radius need to be culled,” Animal Husbandry Minister JP Dalal said. “While culling will begin at farms continued on back page New Delhi, January 18 Rafale fighter aircraft, inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) in September last year, will make a debut in the Republic Day flypast this year. “The flypast will culminate with a single Rafale aircraft carrying out a ‘Vertical Charlie’ formation,” said Wing Commander Indranil Nandi. On the “music front”, there is a unique story about three brothers in the forces’ musical bands. Two of them will be at the parade this year. Warrant Officer Ashok Kumar, who has been leading the IAF band contingent for the past 13 years, is set to make history. This is the 26th consecutive year when he will Will fly at a low altitude, pull up vertically and conduct rolls be making an appearance. His brother, IAF Sergeant Anil Kumar, will be part of the martial band. Their third sibling, Naik Subhash Kumar won’t be part of the parade this year. — TNS New Delhi, January 18 Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Monday named chairman of the Somnath Temple Trust. He is the second PM after Morarji Desai to hold the position. The post fell vacant in October 2020 after the demise of former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel. The decision to appoint the PM as the temple trust head was unanimous, trust secretary PK Laheri said. Home Minister Amit Shah said: “PM’s commitment towards the development of the Somnath shrine area has been unparalleled... The pride and honour of Somnath Temple would be enhanced under PM Modi’s chairmanship.” The temple is believed to New Delhi, January 18 In a cautious reaction to a report that China had built a village in Arunachal Pradesh, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Monday said the government was keeping a constant watch on developments having a bearing on India’s security and was taking the necessary measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity. A TV news channel, basing its reports on satellite imagery, claimed that China had raised a new village on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal. Sources in the security establishment said the mentioned area was overrun by China in 1959. The village is said to be located on the banks of the Tsari Chu. China has undertaken infrastructure construction in the past several years. India too has stepped up border infrastructure, including construction of roads and bridges, providing the ■ The India-China border dis- pute covers the 3,488-km Line of Actual Control ■ China claims Arunachal Pradesh is part of southern Tibet, while India contests it much-needed connectivity. Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane had on January 15 said the forces were maintaining a high level of operational readiness to deal with any eventuality along the 3,488-km LAC, from eastern Ladakh to Arunachal. Earlier this month, Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat visited forward posts near the LAC in Arunachal. MORADABAD MAN DIES POST VACCINATION A ward boy from UP’s Moradabad died within a day of receiving the Covid-19 shot. The authorities said the vaccination had no link to it. One more such death has been reported in Karnataka. TNS OTHER TRUSTEES Gujarat ex-Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel held the post for 16 yrs. Other trustees include BJP leader LK Advani, Union Home Minister Amit Shah & businessman Neotia. MASK ETIQUETTES MUST: HC The Punjab and Haryana HC wants mask etiquettes along with the vaccine to be injected into the people to beat Covid. INSIDE J’KHAND ‘NO JAB, NO PAY’ DIKTAT WITHDRAWN be one of the jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva. First PM Jawaharlal Nehru disapproved of then President Rajendra Prasad inaugurating the newly revived Somnath Temple in 1951. — TNS Village is located on the banks of the Tsari Chu The Koderma district authorities in Jharkhand have withdrawn the order to suspend salaries of government staffers in case they failed to get Covid-19 shots AT 145, COVID CASUALTIES LOWEST IN EIGHT MONTHS COVID-19CASES INDIA COUNT 1,05,71,773 TOTAL RECOVERED DEATHS RECOVERED 1,02,11,342 FRESH FATALITIES 145 TOTAL DEATHS 1,52,419 WORLD 9,56,48,775 6,83,36,246 20,44,708
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