08112021-TT-01.qxd 11/7/2021 10:53 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 141 NO. 308 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH IRAQ PM SURVIVES ASSASSINATION BID WORLD /thetribunechd FARMERS WON’T ALLOW OFFICIALS AT FARM FIRE SITES PUNJAB OFFER INCENTIVES FOR CLIMATE-RESILIENT FARMING INFOCUS BOMBAY HC SENDS DESHMUKH TO ED CUSTODY BACK PAGE monday | 8 november 2021 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Pakistan fires at Indian fishing boat, one dead; MEA takes serious note Tribune News Service MARITIME BOUNDARY Upset over quota, Haryana industry mulls moving court Geetanjali Gayatri Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 7 Unhappy with the Haryana Government’s decision to implement 75 per cent reservation for local candidates in the industrial sector in the up to Rs 30,000 salary bracket from January 15 next year, industrialists of the state maintain that legal recourse remains their only option. While they are still consolidating and putting their heads together, president of the NCR Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Gurugram, HP Yadav said, “A number of chambers are getting together and joining hands to contest this reservation. The state is ill-equipped to provide the skilled hands required by the industry. We have no choice but to move court.” continued on page 9 INDIA ■ Absence of officially agreed upon maritime boundary and the lure of a good catch away from coast are proving costly for fishermen of both nations ■ As many as 632 fishermen are currently in interminable custody, of which 558 are from India and 74 are Pakistanis an fishermen were taken into custody, there was no official word from the Indian side. IN BRIEF Bypoll loss: Changes in BJP’s HP unit imminent SHIMLA: Himachal BJP president Suresh Kashyap said on Sunday that effective changes would be made in the party organisation after looking into reasons for defeat in the recent bypoll. INSIDE SC hearing on Oct 3 Kheri violence today NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Monday the matter related to the October 3 Lakhimpur Kheri incident in which eight persons, including four farmers, were killed. PTI Srinagar airport ‘major’, notification issued NEW DELHI: The Union Government has issued a notification declaring Srinagar International Airport as “major airport” under the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Act. INSIDE UK journal: Pfizer faked vaccine trial data NEW DELHI: Citing a researcher involved in Pfizer Covid vaccine trials, the British Medical Journal revealed the firm falsified data and compromised with patient safety in phase III trials. BACK PAGE GUJARAT ARABIAN SEA New Delhi, November 7 India has taken a serious note of the “unprovoked firing incident” in which a Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) vessel fired at an Indian fishing boat, killing one fisherman and injuring another. “We are going to take up this issue diplomatically with Pakistan,” said sources here. While Pakistan said six Indi- PAKISTAN OKHA ■ The Coast Guard had recent- ly seized a Pak fishing boat and arrested 14 fishermen The PMSA fired at the Indian fishing boat near the international maritime boundary line in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Gujarat on Saturday evening, the Coast Guard and Gujarat Police said in separate statements. The deceased was identified as Shridhar Chamare, 32, from Palghar district of Maharashtra. He was on ‘Jalpari’, which had sailed from Okha on October 25 with seven crew members, five from Gujarat and two from Maharashtra,” said Dwarka continued on page 9 Justice is blind, Pb isn’t: Sidhu hits back at Deol Chandigarh, November 7 Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday hit back at senior advocate APS Deol, a day after the latter accused him of interfering in the functioning of the government and AG office, and spreading misinformation. Sidhu used a long thread of 12 tweets to slam Deol. “Mr AG-Punjab, justice is blind but people of Punjab are not. Our Congress party came to power with a promise to give justice in sacrilege cases, in continued on page 9 BJP’s best yet to come: Nadda at nat’l executive Vibha Sharma Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 7 Setting the tone for the upcoming Assembly elections in five states, BJP president JP Nadda today laid down ambitious organisational targets for the party cadre and asserted that the saffron outfit’s best was yet to come. Addressing the party’s national executive, Nadda said the BJP had constituted booth-level committees for 85 per cent of the 10.40 lakh booths across the country and the remaining 15 per cent would be covered by December 25. He said the BJP would also constitute ‘panna’ (page) committees on the lines of Gujarat, the work for which would be finished by April 2022. In his valedictory speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the BJP workers Petrol cheaper by ~10, diesel ~5 in Pb CHANDIGARH: Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday announced a reduction in VAT on the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs 10 per litre and Rs 5 per litre, PM Narendra Modi with BJP president JP Nadda in New Delhi. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MUKESH AGGARWAL to become a “bridge of faith between the party and the common man”. He expressed hope the BJP would win the continued on page 9 HOUSE SESSION ON NOV 8 & 11 respectively. The new rates will be effective from midnight. Talking to the media after a Cabinet meeting, Channi claimed Punjab now had the lowest fuel rates in the region. — TNS India knocked out of tournament ❝ Our party came to power with the promise to give justice in sacrilege cases, in which you appeared for main conspirators /accused. Dubai, November 7 With New Zealand crushing Afghanistan in a Group 2 match of the T20 World Cup to reach the semifinals, the Indian team has been knocked out of the tournament. After losses to Pakistan and New Zealand, Indian hopes hung by a thread — they needed point of interest on Monday Afghanistan to beat New now would be Virat Kohli’s Zealand today before final match as India’s T20 winning their own team captain. Also, head final match tomorcoach Ravi Shastri’s secrow against Namibia ond stint as team in-charge by a comprehensive WORLD CUP comes to an end, with margin to qualify for Rahul Dravid set to take the knockout stage. The only the reins. MORE INSIDE
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