10112021-TTC-01.qxd 11/10/2021 12:22 AM Page 1 13 ROHIT TO LEAD T20I SQUAD, KOHLI RESTED SPORT /thetribunechd CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 141 NO. 310 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 wednesday | 10 november 2021 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Doval meets Uzbek, Tajik NSAs ahead of Af meet in Delhi today Discuss terror threat | China cites ‘scheduling’ issues to skip event mudzoda was significant as people of his ethnicity account for over a quarter of the Afghan population. The Tajik majority areas in Afghanistan include the restive Panjshir province whose rebel leaders Amrullah Saleh and Ahmad Masood had tried to put up a fight against the Taliban. “There was a detailed exchange of views on Afghanistan, with significant convergence of assessments. Concerns were expressed on the sharp increase in terrorist threats. The Tajik side highlighted the gravity of the situation in Afghanistan,’’ sources said about the meeting. On the bilateral side, discussions took place on deepening cooperation in areas like defence, border management and border infrastructure continued on page 9 Pb Govt’s poll dole: Regular jobs for 36K employees, sand price slashed Tarlochan, Sahoo, Kapany among Padma awardees Chandigarh, November 9 With the Assembly elections round the corner, Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday took several populist decisions, including capping the sand and gravel price at Rs 5.50 per cubic ft, regularising services of 36,000 contractual employees, and terminating and redetermining power purchase agreements (PPAs). The legislations to regularise the services of contractual staff and terminate the PPAs will be tabled in the Vidhan Sabha session scheduled for November 11. After a Cabinet meeting here today, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said the new rates of sand and gravel fixed at Rs 5.50 per cubic ft at mining sites, including loading charges, would be effective from tomorrow. Earlier, the pit head selling price of sand and gravel was Rs 9 cubic ft as per the Punjab Sand and Gravel Mining Policy, 2018. continued on page 9 New Delhi, November 9 President Ram Nath Kovind today presented seven Padma Vibhushan, including to archaeologist BB Lal, who had led an excavation at the Ram Janmabhoomi site in the mid1970s, and late singer musician SP Balasubrahmanyam, 10 Padma Bhushan and Tarlochan Singh 103 Padma Shri for the year 2021. IndianAmerican engineering scientist Narinder Singh Kapany, born in Moga in 1926 and who died last year, was given Padma Vibhushan too. Known as the “father of fibre optics”, Kapany coined the term fibre optics and “laid the foundation for today’s high-speed Internet technology”. Padma Vibhushan was also presented to cardiologist Dr Belle Monappa Hegde (medicine), sculptor Sudarshan Sahoo (arts) and Islamic scholar Maulana Wahiduddin continued on page 9 Sandeep Dikshit Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 9 National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on Tuesday met his counterparts from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan on the eve of the first-ever conference of regional NSAs being organised by India to deliberate on the situation in Afghanistan. The meet, to be attended by eight NSAs, is an attempt to find common ground on five issues on Afghanistan which, if left unattended, will adversely impact all its neighbours. The five problems on which they will try to find common ground are: Terrorism, radicalisation, cross-border movement, drug trafficking and vast amount of military weapons 5 KEY POINTS ON AGENDA ■ Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan is an attempt to find common ground on five issues ■ To be chaired by Doval, dialogue to be attended by NSAs of Russia, Iran and all 5 Central Asian countries — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan ■ NSAs to discuss terrorism, radicalisation, cross-border movement, drug trafficking NSA Ajit Doval with his Uzbekistan & vast amount of military counterpart Victor Makhmudov at weapons left behind by a meeting in New Delhi. PTI western forces US’ NEW AFGHANISTAN ENVOY TO VISIT INDIA left behind by the western forces. Doval’s meeting with Tajik NSA Nasrullo Mah- KEY CABINET DECISIONS Services of 36,000 employees with more than 10 years of service to be regularised Price of sand/gravel fixed at ~5.50/cubic ft, including loading charges, against ~9/cubic ft Royalty of ordinary clay and ordinary earth down from ~10 per tonne to ~2.5 per tonne Minimum wages of skilled workers hiked from ~8,776.83 to ~9,192.72 Amendment to the Punjab Agricultural Produce Markets Act of 1961 to revoke anti-farmer provisions PPCC chief Navjot Sidhu and Punjab CM Charanjit Channi in Chandigarh. MANOJ MAHAJAN Termination and redetermination of power purchase agreements OTS policy for regularising non-compoundable violations by building owners. Fee cut by 25% GOVT ACCEPTS AG DEOL’S RESIGNATION Amid pressure mounted by PPCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Channi-led Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday accepted Advocate General APS Deol’s resignation. CM Channi got the decision stamped from the Council of Ministers. The replacement of DGP Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota, as desired by Sidhu, is still awaited. IN BRIEF Vice Admiral Hari Kumar is next Navy Chief NEW DELHI: Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar, the Western Naval Com- mand chief, has been appointed as the next Indian Navy Chief. He will take over from Admiral Karambir Singh on Nov 30. BACK PAGE UK to recognise Covaxin from November 22 NEW DELHI: The UK has said it will recognise Covaxin from November 22. This means those vaccinated with Covaxin will not have to self-isolate upon their arrival in England. TNS Guv can’t ‘sit over’ disqualification issue: SC NEW DELHI: The SC on Tuesday said the Manipur Governor cannot “sit over” Election Commission’s opinion on the disqualification of 12 BJP MLAs in the “office of profit” case. PTI SKM to hold Parliament march on Nov 29 PANIPAT: To press for its demands, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) has announced to hold a march towards Parliament from Tikri and Ghazipur borders on November 29. INSIDE 185 structures to go in a wk for 4-laning HP road Solan, November 9 As many as 185 structures would be razed in a week to pave way for four-laning of the Baddi-Nalagarh stretch on the National Highway-105. The owners of these structures were granted onemonth period to vacate the buildings by Nalagarh SDM Mahendra Pal, who heads the competent authority for land acquisition. This period has already expired. Pal said, “Announcements to vacate the buildings were made by the National High- ~34 CRORE PAID TO BUILDING OWNERS ■ The 36-km Pinjore-Nalagarh road on NH-105 is to be widened ■ Of this, 17.37 km lies in HP the , remaining is in Haryana 460 identified structures, 185 will be razed in a week ■ The four-laning will pave way for development in the area ■ Of ways Authority of India, which is executing the project. The work will be initiated soon after the demolition.” continued on page 9 Flu-type illness grips Jind village, 12 lives lost Deepender Deswal PLATELET PROBLEM High fever is the initial symptom, which leads to drastic drop in platelets… several deaths have gone unreported Tribune News Service Hisar, November 9 A flu-type illness with symptoms similar to dengue has gripped Anchra Kalan village of Jind district, claiming 12 lives over the past month. Having a population of about 4,500, more than 800 families are residing in the village and almost all have been affected. While some residents had recovered, over 50 were admitted to hospitals in nearby towns of Safidon, Jind and Gohana and a few serious patients to the PGI-Rohtak, ❝ Rajinder Singh, PANCHAYAT MEMBER 800 4,500 FAMILIES IN VILLAGE said Rajinder Singh, a panchayat member. “High fever is the initial symptom, which leads to drastic drop in platelets. Several deaths have gone unreported,” he said. NEPAL ARMY CHIEF ARRIVES ON 4-DAY VISIT BACK PAGE APPROX POPULATION Ramphal, another panchayat member, said the fever had become a household phenomenon. Satyawan, a resident, blamed stagnant water on the outskirts of the village for the “flu” outbreak. “Following heavy rains recently, water accumulated in certain pockets, which have become a breeding ground for mosquitoes,” he said. Health Department officials, however, refused to confirm the spread of dengue or any deaths due to fever. “A team will be sent to the village to collect samples to ascertain if it’s dengue or some viral infection. As an immediate measure, fogging has been carried out,” said Dr TS Bagri, Medical Officer, Jind Civil Hospital.
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