02112021-TT-01.qxd 11/1/2021 11:11 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 141 NO. 303 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH KOHLI’S ‘NOT BRAVE ENOUGH’ REMARK WEAK: KAPIL SPORT /thetribunechd AREA UNDER FARM FIRES DOWN 25%, BUT CASES UP PUNJAB SUPPLY CHAIN WOES HIT AUTO SALES IN OCTOBER BUSINESS HEALTH MINISTER REVIEWS DENGUE SITUATION BACK PAGE tuesday | 2 november 2021 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Climate change big challenge to agri sector indeveloping nations: PM Vibha Sharma Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 1 Urging countries to make adaptation the focus of climate protection, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today presented three solutions to tackle climate change. Speaking at COP26 Glasgow, Prime Minister Modi said mitigation had got more importance than adaptation, which was an “injustice” with developing nations which were more affected by climate change. “Climate is a big challenge for farmers of developing nations, including India. Changes are taking place in the cropping patterns and events related to excess rains, floods and storms are destroying food crops,” the Prime Minister said. From potable water to 2nd 24% highest since GST launch in July 2017 THE BREAK-UP higher than in October last year ~23,861 cr CGST SGST UPWARD STREAK ~30,421 cr ■ Fourth time in row GST has GLASGOW MODI, JOHNSON TAKE UP TRADE, AFGHANISTAN SUMMIT PM Narendra Modi with British PM Boris Johnson and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. AP/PTI New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi met UK PM Boris Johnson on the sidelines of the COP26 World Leaders Summit in Glasgow on Monday. The two PMs reviewed the implementation of the Roadmap 2030, particularly in trade and economy, health, defence and security areas. They expressed satisfaction at the progress in delivering the Enhanced Trade Partnership, including steps taken towards the launch of FTA negotiations. They also discussed Afghanistan. INSIDE been upwards of ~1 lakh cr ■ The collection stood at ~1.17 lakh crore in September ■ The highest collection of ~1.41 lakh cr was in April ■ Higher mop-up on account of increased tax compliance FESTIVAL IMPACT High collection indicates recovery from Covid and impact of festive demand. Revenues would have been higher had sales of cars and other products not been hit due to semiconductor supply glitches. New Delhi, November 1 Even as farmers across Punjab, Haryana and UP continue to struggle for DAP (diammonium phosphate) amid the rabi sowing season, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Mansukh Mandaviya today claimed there was enough stock of the fertiliser in the country and called the reports on shortage as “rumours”. Appealing to the farmers not to hoard the fertiliser, Mandaviya warned the blackmarketeers of stern action. Information available with The Tribune suggests that as against the requirement of 5.50 lakh MT of DAP Punjab , has so far received only 2.86 lakh MT from the Centre. With the state government releasing only 50 per cent of the fertiliser to the Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) and the schemes like ‘Nal Se Jal’, ‘Swachch Bharat’ and ‘Ujjwala Yojna’ have not continued on page 11 Pb slashes power tariff by ~3 per unit Will benefit 69 lakh domestic consumers with load up to 7KW New Delhi, November 1 A special NIA court on Monday awarded death sentence to four of the nine persons convicted in the 2013 serial blasts in Patna that left six dead at the venue of an election rally addressed by then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi. The convicts who were given the capital punishment are Imtiyaz Ansari, Haider Ali, Numan Ansari and Mujibullah Ansari. The court sentenced two other accused — Umer Siddiqui and Azharuddin — to continued on page 11 Tribune News Service DEARNESS ALLOWANCE HIKED BY 11% The Cabinet on Monday enhanced the DA by 11% from the existing 17% to 28% with effect from July 1, entailing monthly burden of ~440 cr on the state exchequer. will put an annual financial burden of Rs 3,316 crore on the state comes ahead of the Assembly elections scheduled early next year. The state Cabinet that met today also enhanced the dearness allowance (DA) for state government employees and pensioners by 11 per IN BRIEF SBI ex-chairman arrested over NPA fraud JAIPUR: Former SBI chairman Pratip Chaudhary has been arrest- ed by the Jaisalmer police from Delhi for allegedly selling a hotel property at a cheap price after declaring it an NPA. IANS Notice to Kejriwal, others in CS assault case NEW DELHI: CM Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy and others were asked by a court to respond to a plea filed by ex-Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash against their discharge in a case of assault on him. PTI Wankhede submits caste papers to SC panel NEW DELHI: NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede on Monday submitted caste-related papers to the National Commission for Scheduled Castes. He also met senior agency officials. BACK PAGE Gaggal airport expansion may be put on hold PALAMPUR: The proposed expansion of the Gaggal airport is likely to be put on hold following the recent decision of the Centre to privatise its operations. The airport was under AAI control. INSIDE NEET-UG results out, 3 candidates share top rank NEW DELHI: Three students — Mrinal Kutteri, Tanmay Gupta and Karthika G Nair — have shared the top rank in medical entrance exam NEET-UG, results of which were announced on Monday. TNS Haven’t quit, says Deol amid resignation talk Chandigarh, November 1 the Chief Minister’s Office. Confusion continues to pre- The speculation (on resignavail over the issue of senior tion) keeps going on. Someadvocate APS Deol’s resig- times some pressures are nation from the post of Pun- built, but there is nothing of jab Advocate General. the sort,” Deol asserted. Deol, who refused to Sources in Deol’s take phone calls in the office in the morning, morning amidst on the other hand, had reports of his resignaclaimed that the sention, in the evening ior advocate had handsaid: “There is nothed over his resignation APS Deol ing of the sort.” to the CM. “Neither has there been any A senior government funcresignation, nor any talk tionary in the CMO said as about it. The Chief Minister, and when the resignation of too, has not talked about it and the AG comes, it would be continued on page 11 no such talk has come from cent from the existing 17 per cent to 28 per cent with effect from July 1, 2021. After the meeting, the CM said the Cabinet decided to rationalise the power tariff after much deliberation. He clarified that the existing free power facility for up to 1 KW to the SC, OBC, BPL cate- gories would continue. “The state government will reduce the power procurement cost and pass that on to the consumers. The power tariff in Punjab will be the cheapest in the country,” the CM said. The first 100 units of power will be charged at Rs 1.19 per unit for domestic consumers with sanctioned load up to 2 KW. After that, consumption between 100 and 300 units will be billed at Rs 4 per unit. For more than continued on page 11 CESS ~8,484 cr TOTAL COLLECTION ~1,30,127 cr Queues for DAP in Pb, Hry belie govt’s claims affordable housing, everything needs to be made climate-resilient, the Prime Minister said, offering three schemes. “First, we have to make adaptation the main part of our development policies and schemes. In India, ~67,361 cr 80% ECONOMY NOW FORMAL: SBI REPORT Tribune News Service solutions to deal with it. The PM said adaptation should be the focus of development policies and IGST Digitisation drive and pandemic-induced gig economy have led to faster formalisation of economy, with share of informal sector shrinking to 15-20% in 2021 from 52.4% in 2018: SBI research report With 17% global population, India responsible for just 5% emissions: Modi | India targets net-zero emissions by 2070 4 get death for 2013 Modipollrally blast Chandigarh, November 1 In a major relief to the common man, CM Charanjit Singh Channi-led Punjab Government on Monday slashed power tariff by Rs 3 per unit with immediate effect for domestic consumers having sanctioned load up to 7 KW. This will benefit 69 lakh domestic consumers out of 71.75 lakh consumers. The populist decision which AT ~1.30L CR, HUGE GST SURGE IN OCT Vax pact with five more nations, Aus okays Covaxin MASSIVE SUPPLY GAP ■ Requirement 5.50 lakh MT ■ Punjab has got 2.86 lakh MT ■ State giving 50% to agri coops and rest to private sector ■ Private outlets selling it ~300 a bag higher than actual price ■ Haryana has seen DAP loot and sale via police stations remaining to the private sector, those buying from private outlets are being forced to shell out Rs 1,400-Rs 1,500 per bag, Rs 200-Rs 300 higher than the market price. In Haryana, the shortage over continued on page 11 New Delhi, November 1 Australian drug regulator on Monday formally recognised Covaxin, manufactured by Bharat Biotech, as the country reopened its border after nearly 20 months. Australia also gave nod to China’s Sinopharm, while it has already recognised Covishield. In another development, five more countries — Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, State of Palestine, Mauritius and Mongolia — have agreed to enter into mutual recognition of Covid vaccination certificates with India. The government is trying to seek mutual recognition from countries such as Canada, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia and Gulf nations. — TNS
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