12112021-TT-01.qxd 11/11/2021 10:51 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 141 NO. 312 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH BIDEN CITES INDIA, BRAZIL TO EXPLAIN SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS WORLD /thetribunechd GURPURB: MHA ALLOWS 1,500 PILGRIMS TO VISIT PAKISTAN PUNJAB 5G SPECTRUM AUCTION LIKELY IN APRIL-MAY: VAISHNAW BUSINESS GOVERNORS MUST SERVE AS GUIDE TO STATE GOVTS, SAYS PREZ BACK PAGE friday | 12 november 2021 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Pb House rejects Centre’s BSF order, says it’s ‘insult’ to police Putin’s visit next month may coincide with S-400 delivery Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 11 Russian President Valdimir Putin and the new Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida are slated to visit India next month, said sources here. Putin is likely to hold the business-end of his interactions on December 6 while dates are still being worked out for Kishida, who has emerged politically stronger after leading his party to a full majority and losing fewer seats than expected. It will be a balancing act for India as there is a rising clamour in the US against Chandigarh, November 11 The Punjab Vidhan Sabha today unanimously passed a resolution rejecting the Centre’s notification on BSF’s jurisdiction, calling it an “insult” to the Punjab Police and seeking its withdrawal. The session saw five walkouts and heated exchanges between CM Charanjit Singh and Akali MLAs over a remark on the Centre’s three farm laws. The House was adjourned four times as Akali MLAs demanded an apology and the CM refused to oblige. The remark was later expunged by Speaker Rana KP Singh. The House passed a resolution against the Centre’s farm laws, saying these would not be implemented in Punjab. While the Contract Farming Act was repealed, the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act was amended. It was decided that the terms and conditions with power providers should be renegotiated. Even as Deputy CM and Home Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa moved the resolution opposing the extension of BSF’s jurisdic- FIVE WALKOUTS, FOUR ADJOURNMENTS Sukhpal Khaira at GMSH-16, Chandigarh, for a check-up Former MLA Khaira held under PMLA NEW DELHI: The ED on Thurs- Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi at the Vidhan Sabha. TRIBUNE PHOTO AAP MLA CALLS CM ‘REAL AAM AADMI’ In a dramatic turn of events, AAP MLA (Raikot), Jagtar Singh Jagga Hissowal stood up in support of CM Channi, calling him a “real aam aadmi.” Another AAP legislator, Jagdev Singh Kamalu, heaped praise on Transport Minister Amrinder Singh Raja Warring for cracking the whip on the transport mafia. tion to 50 km, the Opposition attacked the CM, accusing him of “complicity”. Akali leader Bikram Majithia cited tweets by Congress MP Manish Tewari backing the notifi- IN BRIEF Madness or treason? Varun on Kangana’s remark NEW DELHI: BJP MP Varun Gandhi has slammed Kangana Ranaut over her 1947 freedom was ‘bheek’ comment, asking if such kind of thinking should be called “madness or treason”. BACK PAGE Malik’s son-in-law sends ~5 cr notice to Fadnavis MUMBAI: Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik’s son-in-law Sameer Khan has sent a ~5 crore defamation notice to former CM Devendra Fadnavis for making “baseless allegations” against him. PTI Posts on judiciary: US help sought to arrest 2 NEW DELHI: The CBI has sought help from the US authorities to track down two accused, C Prabhakar Reddy and Mani Annapureddy, over alleged derogatory social media posts against judiciary. TNS ‘One nation, one portal’ to redress grievances LUCKNOW: Union Minister Jitendra Singh has said the Centre was moving towards creating ‘One nation, one portal’ by merging state portals with central system to redress public grievances. PTI Complete probe in Shivinder case by month-end, says SC New Delhi, November 11 The Supreme Court today asked the Delhi Police to conclude probe by the month-end in a case against former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh who along with others is accused of misappropriating Rs 2,397 crore of Religare Finvest Ltd funds. A Bench headed by CJI NV Ramana asked Additional Solicitor General KM Nataraj, appearing for the Economic Offence Wing of Delhi Police, to conclude the probe by November-end. — TNS cation and by former PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar questioning the CM over the outcome of his meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Shiromani Akali Dal day arrested Congress leader Sukhpal Khaira in connection with a money laundering case linked to an alleged drug racket. He was arrested after he evaded questions and was produced before a special PMLA court in Mohali. According to the ED, Khaira was an “associate” of drug case convicts and fake passport racketeers. Khaira denies any wrongdoing, claiming he is being targeted by central agencies for opposing farm laws. — TNS (Sanyukt) leader PS Dhindsa and Leader of the Opposition Harpal Cheema pointed out that the BSF notification had come after the CM’s meeting with Shah. No post-arrival testing for under-5 children New Delhi, November 11 The government today revised international arrival guidelines in respect of Covid disease and said children under five years of age would be exempt from pre and postarrival testing unless found symptomatic, in which case they would need to undergo home quarantine. The new guidelines, coming into force from November 12, say travellers fully vaccinated (15 days should have elapsed since the inoculation schedule) and arriving from 13,091 FRESH CASES TOTAL DEATHS ACTIVE CASES 4,62,189 1,38,556 340 DEATHS IN 24 HOURS 96 countries with which India has reciprocal vaccination agreements would be allowed to leave the airport and won’t have to self-isolate. Those not vaccinated or partially vaccinated would have to submit a sample for test, get quarantined for a week and again get tested on eighth day. — TNS Coach’s wife, brother-in-law held in Sonepat double murder case Mukesh Tandon Tribune News Service Sonepat, November 11 The police today arrested two persons allegedly involved in the murder of wrestler Nisha Dahiya (21) and her brother Sooraj (18) in Halalpur village of the district. SP Rahul Sharma said wrestling coach Pawan’s wife Sujata and her brother Amit were arrested from the Dighal toll plaza in Rohtak district on Thursday evening. The two accused would be Coach Pawan (left) and his brother-in-law Sachin on the run; cash reward for info produced in the court on Friday, he added. Besides, the police have announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh each for providing information on the two main accused — coach Pawan and his second brother-in-law Sachin. Nisha was shot dead at Sushil Kumar Wrestling Academy on the outskirts of the village while her brother Sooraj Dahiya (18) was shot near the village canal. Their mother Dhanpati, who was shot at, is admitted in the PGIMS, Rohtak. Dhanpati, in her statement to the police, has alleged that Pawan had been molesting continued on page 9 Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Saleem Qureshi with his brothers in Shimla in 1946. Shimla, November 11 Born at Lady Reading Hospital here in 1933, Salim Qureshi of Rawalpindi in Pakistan has fond memories of the town. His happiness knew no bounds when he was able to see his old house, although virtually. All thanks to India Pakistan Heritage Club whose Facebook page is helping people on both sides take a SHIMLA CONNECT ■ India Pakistan Heritage Club’s FB page has become popular with people in India and Pak ■ Shimla locals are sharing details of houses once occupied by families in Pakistan ■ It feels great to connect with people who lived with our grandparents, says a club member walk down memory lane. The club, founded by one Imram William, is bringing Fumio Kishida KISHIDA ALSO COMING ■ Talks between Putin and PM Modi are expected to cover Indian economic forays in Arctic and Siberian Far East ■ With Kishida, talks are likely to touch defence and security the impending delivery of the Russian S-400 missile defence system. Several strategists, including former Unacceptable: MEA on Chinese ‘village’ along LAC in Arunachal Afghans must have access to aid: India Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 11 The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) reacted to a recent Pentagon report stating that China has built a village along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the eastern sector by stating that India has “always conveyed strong protests against such acts through diplomatic means and will continue to do so”. “We have taken note of the report. The Chinese had undertaken construction in the past several years in border areas, including in areas it has illegally occupied over decades. India has neither accepted the occupation of territory by China nor accepted its unjustified claims,” said MEA spokesperson Dr Kafeel Khan dismissed over hospital deaths Lucknow/Gorakhpur, Nov 11 Paediatrician Dr Kafeel Khan of Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College and Hospital, who was suspended in 2017 after the death of 70 children due to oxygen shortage, has been dismissed, a government official said here today. Dr Khan has been sacked after being found guilty in the probe into the circumstances leading to the death of children at the hospital, UP Principal Secretary (Medical Education) Alok Kumar said. As the matter was sub judice, the detailed information about Dr Khan’s dismissal would be given to the continued on page 9 Online club helping people relive pre-Partition memories Pratibha Chauhan Valdimir Putin US NSA John Bolton, have argued against a conditionless US waiver for India’s S400 purchases. Things would be clearer nearer to Putin’s visit as India is scheduled to hold a two-plus-two meeting of its Defence and Foreign Ministers with their US counterparts towards the end of this month. Having extended a firstever $1 billion credit line to Russia, a developed country, talks between Putin and PM Modi are expected to cover Indian economic forays in the Arctic and the Siberian Far East, a vast untapped continued on page 9 people of the two nations close. Locals are sharing even minute details of houses, schools and graves, which people in Pakistan are so keen to see. “This is an example of how love and affection can cut through barriers of politics, religion and prejudice,” an elated Qureshi says, as he describes the deep connect that the people on the two sides share. Mahrukh of continued on page 9 RAJNATH TO PAY HOMAGE AT REZANG LA MEMORIAL Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will pay homage at the Rezang La memorial in Eastern Ladakh on November 18. Rezang La saw an epic fight when the Indian Army held back the Chinese forces during the 1962 war. Arindam Bagchi when asked about the reports of a Chinese village in a disputed area in Arunachal Pradesh. continued on page 9 New Delhi, November 11 India today said while it was willing to address the humanitarian needs in Afghanistan, the aid workers needed unimpeded access, which was proving to be a problem currently. At the Delhi Regional Dialogue on Afghanistan, all the visiting National Security Advisers spoke of the country’s dire predicament, said MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi. However, the aid providers needed to be sure that the help was being given without discrimination, he added. The spokesperson said the situation in Afghanistan could turn dire with the onset of winters. — TNS 14 DEAD AS TORRENTIAL RAINS POUND CHENNAI Chennai: Intense showers battered Chennai and other northern regions of Tamil Nadu while the depression over Bay of Bengal crossed coast by evening. Fourteen persons were killed across the state, standing crops submerged, trees uprooted and over a 1,000 tenements damaged. PTI Will cooperate with SC panel on Pegasus: Govt New Delhi, November 11 The government will fully cooperate with the committee of experts set up by the Supreme Court to probe allegations of snooping using Pegasus software, IT and Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has said. He said the government would provide infrastructure, manpower, laboratory facilities and information needed by the panel to complete its probe. On social media regulations, he said while social media platforms had given people chance to express themselves freely, at the same time, misuse of technology had placed “a huge burden of thinking” on where should the regulation be. He said there had to be a balance between privacy and social responsibility. — TNS
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