30012021-TT-01.qxd 1/29/2021 11:05 PM Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | vol.141 no.29 | 16 pages | ~6.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2021-2023 established in 1881 haryana CONSOLATION WIN FOR SINDHU, K SRIKANTH LOSES SPORT /thetribunechd ECONOMIC SURVEY FAILS TO CHEER INVESTORS BUSINESS APPRECIATE EAM’S SUGGESTIONS TO MEND TIES: CHINA BACK PAGE /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com saturday | 30 january 2021 GDP likely to grow at 11% in FY22 ECONOMIC SURVEY 2021-22 Sandeep Dixit Over 100 Punjab farmers ‘missing’ since R-Day rally V-SHAPED RECOVERY GS Paul ■ Digital: Economic Tribune News Service Survey goes digital ■ Roadmap for indige- nous defence equipment Tribune News Service New Delhi, January 29 The Economic Survey tabled in Parliament today made a strong case for increased borrowings and relaxing the fiscal deficit laws to push for over 11 per cent growth in 2021-22. The economy is expected to contract by 7.7 per cent of the GDP during the current fiscal, followed by an increase to 11 per cent in 2021-22. India will be the fastest growing economy in the next two years. Projections by various national and international agencies, including the IMF project this resilience of , the Indian economy, it said. continued on page 7 Edit: Post-covid eco survey ■ V-shaped economic recov- ery due to timely lockdown ■ Bias against emerging economies in credit ratings ■ Agriculture should be seen as business enterprise MORE ON BACK PAGE LOCKDOWN SAVED LIVES ❝ Lockdown prevented 37 lakh cases and 1 lakh deaths. The country took short-termpainforlong-term gain. GDP growth will recover, but lost lives can’t bebroughtback. KV Subramanian, CHIEF ECONOMIC ADVISER President backs PM: Let’s debate farm legislations important issues New Delhi, January 29 Signalling the government’s resolve against repeal of farm laws, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday backed the legislations, saying that these would open new avenues without dismantling the present set up. In his Address to the joint session of Parliament at the start of the Budget session, the President lamented the Republic Day violence in Delhi and said the Constitution continued on page 7 New Delhi, January 29 PM Narendra Modi on Friday urged the Opposition and all MPs to debate issues of national importance in Parliament. “The first session of this decade is commencing today. This decade is very important for the bright future of India. A golden opportunity…. to fulfil the dreams of freedom fighters. There should be discussions and presentation of different views for meaningful results,” the PM said in Parliament. — TNS Police personnel intervene to defuse tension after clashes at Singhu border on Friday. PTI ‘Locals’ clash with farmers at Singhu Chandigarh, January 29 Violence erupted at the Singhu protest site today after over 500 persons claiming to be locals pelted a farmers’ camp with stones, lead ing to a clash between them and the agitating farmers. Delhi Police SHO (Alipur) Pradeep Paliwal was injured after a man attacked him with a sword, an official said. The police resorted to lathicharge DHINDSA, GK MOVE COURT Former Union Minister Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and Sikh leader Manjit Singh GK have moved a Delhi court against a news channel PANCHAYATS TO SEND 20 VILLAGERS EACH FCI GODOWNS IN PUNJAB, HARYANA SEARCHED BY CBI NO NET IN 17 HRY DISTS and used tear gas shells to defuse the situation. The protesters, claiming to be residents of nearby villages, said they wanted the site vacated as the prolonged farmers’ stir was affecting their livelihood. At Tikri too, over 200 persons carrying the Tricolour demanded that the protest site be vacated. The police, however, intervened timely. continued on page 7 Amritsar, January 29 More than 100 Punjab farmers who went to New Delhi to take part in the Republic Day tractor rally are ‘missing’, as per the Punjab Human Rights Organisation. In collaboration with Khalra Mission, the PHRO today announced free legal aid to the farmers booked by the Delhi Police for the Red Fort incident. “It appears that the police deliberately led the farmers to the Red Fort. A ruckus was created when the Nishan Sahib was hoisted there. This cannot be an offence. The Tricolour was not touched. Most protesters were illegally detained by the police on the spot. Since then, continued on page 7 BLAST OUTSIDE ISRAEL EMBASSY IN DELHI P16
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