13092021-TTB-01.qxd 12-09-2021 23:26 Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 141 NO. 253 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA RADUCANU BEATS FERNANDEZ TO WIN US OPEN SPORT /thetribunechd QATAR MEDIATES AS RUSSIA SENDS ARMS TO TAJIKISTAN WORLD INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS CAN DOUSE FARM FIRES INFOCUS PRIYANKA ON 2-DAY RAE BARELI TOUR AHEAD OF UP POLL BACK PAGE monday | 13 september 2021 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Taliban on mind, training module of security personnel to be reoriented Mukesh Ranjan Tribune News Service 2 tribunals get 31 members after SC rebuke New Delhi, September 12 The government has appointed 31 judicial, technical and accountant members to the NCLT and the ITAT, amid the Supreme Court flagging concerns about vacancies in various tribunals. The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) deals with issues mainly related to company and insolvency laws, while Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) deals with income tax matters. The appointments come at a time when the Supreme Court has flagged concerns, saying the Centre was “emasculating” tribunals by not appointing officials to the quasi-judicial bodies. Around 250 posts are vacant in various tribunals and appellate tribunals. Eight judicial and 10 technical continued on page 9 New Delhi, September 12 The border guarding forces — BSF and SSB — as well as central and state police forces engaged in counterterrorism operations have been asked to prepare and reorient their training programme in view of the new security challenges, which are likely to be thrown up after the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan. The Border Security Force deployed on the western and eastern frontiers with Pak- STRATEGY, TACTICS SET FOR UPGRADE ■ The BSF, SSB, CRPF and J&K ■ The National Intelligence Grid Police have been asked to prepare a new training module on the Taliban and their modus operandi ■ Security forces have been asked to update and upgrade their strategy, tactics and combat mode to guard the country (NATGRID) aims to provide a “cutting-edge technology to enhance the country’s counter-terror capabilities” ■ The anti-terror mechanism is all set to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, say sources in the security establishment. BACK PAGE Border Security Force men in the Samba sector of J&K. FILE PHOTO ders with Nepal and Bhutan and the CRPF and Jammu & Kashmir Police engaged in the UT have been asked to prepare and administer a new training module on the Taliban and their modus operandi in view of the continued on page 9 NCW team visits Maha crime site Tribune News Service Mumbai, September 12 A team of the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Sunday met family members of the woman who died after being brutally raped. It also visited the crime spot and the hospital where the victim was treated. The 34-year-old woman was raped and brutalised with a rod by a man inside a stationary tempo in suburban Sakinaka on Friday. She died at a hospital on Saturday. — PTI edit: yet another nirbhaya New Delhi, September 12 The armed forces are looking to have a common retirement age at the rank of Colonel in the Army and its equivalent rank in the Navy and the IAF A twin proposal . is being examined at the level of the Department of Military Affairs headed by the Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat. The first is to standardise 3rd set of Swiss bank details likely this month NEW DELHI: India will this month get the third set of Swiss bank account details of its nationals under an automatic exchange of information pact with Switzerland, officials said on Sunday. WORLD Zomato to stop grocery delivery from Sept 17 NEW DELHI: Online delivery platform Zomato has decided to stop its grocery delivery service from September 17 mainly on account of gaps in order fulfillment leading to poor customer experience. PTI TMC mocks UP for using Kolkata flyover in ad KOLKATA: The TMC on Sunday ridiculed the UP govt for use of a purported image of a Kolkata flyover in a full-page advertisement showcasing achievements of Yogi Adityanath. BACK PAGE Noted Kashmiri writer Aziz Hajini passes away SRINAGAR: Noted writer and former secretary of Jammu and Kash- mir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages Aziz Hajini (64) passed away here, family sources said on Sunday. PTI Jobs to 31 under disability quota under lens in Hry ROHTAK: Documents submitted by 39 candidates selected under disability quota over 18 years ago for the posts of teacher in government schools have come under the scanner. INSIDE VARIED NORMS IN 3 SERVICES AT PRESENT ■ A Colonel retires at 54, Captain at 56 and Group Captain at 57 ■ The plan is to standardise retire- ment age across three Services ■ Also under review is the nature The Services may let go of Colonel-level retirement age disparity. the age of retirement at level of Colonel, which varies in all three services, and second is the nature of work being handled by re-employed officers. In case of varying age of retirement, the Army retires Colonels at age of 54, the Punjab waives ~41crore debt of 10K SC youths Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 12 Punjab has waived loans of 10,151 youths belonging to the SC community, amounting to Rs 41.48 crore. Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, Minister for Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities, said the government led by Capt Amarinder Singh had decided to waive various loans taken from the Scheduled Castes Development and Finance Corporation. Loans, he said, were provided by the corporation to Scheduled Caste persons with disabilities at low interest rates for the purpose of Crowds at Singhu, Tikri thinning Protesting farmers head home ahead of harvesting season Mukesh Tandon Tribune News Service SKM leaders claim farmers will start returning in a week. FILE PHOTO Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of 32 farm unions spearheading the protest, however, called it a temporary decline. “The farmers have gone home to take care of their paddy crop. They will start returning in a week,” claimed Harinder Singh Lakhowal, BKU (Lakhowal) general secretary. continued on page 9 CANCEL FIRs AGAINST FARMERS: SIDHU Two days after a Punjab Congress team led by Navjot Sidhu met SKM leaders, the PCC chief wrote to the Punjab CM, seeking cancellation of the remaining FIRs against farm unions. INSIDE self-employment, who now were finding it difficult to repay the money due to “failure of trade, death of beneficiary, no earner at home and circumstances arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic.” The minister said it had been decided to waive loans up to Rs 50,000 taken by the SC youths. Cop shot in J&K, attack caught on camera Srinagar, September 12 Probationary Sub-Inspector Arshid Ahmad was shot dead by a militant from point-blank range at a marketplace in the Khanyar area this afternoon. The incident occurred at a police checkpoint near the Khanyar police station in old Srinagar city. Arshid was taken to the SMHS hospital for treatment. Doctors, however, referred him to the SKIMS, Soura, where he later succumbed to his injuries. A hunt has been launched to arrest the attacker. INSIDE 4 Retreat staffers test +ve ahead of President’s visit Bhanu P Lohumi Beirut: Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri appeared in a new video marking the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, months after rumours spread that he was dead. The SITE Intelligence Group that monitors jihadist websites said the video was released on Saturday. WORLD BJP names Anandiben loyalist Patel as Guj CM Tribune News Service istan and Bangladesh, respectively, the Sashastra Seema Bal guarding the bor- Common retirement age at Col level mulled IN BRIEF Sonepat, September 12 With a large number of Punjab and Haryana farmers returning to their villages to check their paddy crop before harvesting, crowds have fast been thinning at the protest sites on the Delhi border. Intelligence sources said the numbers at Singhu and Tikri, the epicentre of protests against the farm laws on the Haryana-Delhi border, had fallen considerably over the past few days. The leaders of the Samyukt PLANNED AFTER 26/11, NATGRID LAUNCH SOON Zawahiriappearsin video on 9/11 anniv Tribune News Service Extensive testing ordered Shimla, September 12 Officials of the security agencies and district administration are on tenterhooks after four employees of The Retreat (summer resort of the President) tested positive for Covid ahead of President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to the state capital on September 16. Chief Secretary Ram Subhag Sharma said The Retreat was being sanitised and everyone who would be in close proximity with the President, including the VIPs, would be tested for Covid. President Kovind will address a special session of the Vidhan Sabha to mark the golden jubilee of Himachal’s statehood on continued on page 9 of responsibilities allocated to the re-employed officers Navy retires Captains at 56 and the IAF has the retirement age of 57 in case of continued on page 9 New Delhi, September 12 First-time MLA and prominent Patidar leader Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel is all set to become the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat with the BJP legislature party on Sunday unanimously electing him its leader after outgoing CM Vijay Rupani proposed his name. A surprise pick, Patel, 59, represents the Ghatlodia Assembly segment in Home Minister Amit Shah’s parliamentary constituency Gandhinagar. He is a close confidant of former state Chief Minister Anandiben Patel. Bhupendra Patel met Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat this evening and staked claim to form the next Belongs to dominant Patidar community; swearing-in today Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel government. Once he takes oath tomorrow, Gujarat will see its third CM in a span of five years (Anandiben resigned in August 2016, Vijay Rupani quit yesterday). A new Cabinet will also be formed. “Tomorrow only the continued on page 9
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