15112021-TTB-01.qxd 11/14/2021 OZ PM FLAYS DESECRATION OF GANDHI’S STATUE WORLD /thetribunechd 11:39 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 141 NO. 315 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH monday | 15 november 2021 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Tenure of CBI, ED heads increased up to 5 years Aditi Tandon ORDINANCES ISSUED Tribune News Service AUS BEAT NZ BY 8 WKTS, WIN MAIDEN T20 CUP New Delhi, November 14 The government today issued two ordinances to increase the tenures of CBI and Enforcement Directorate chiefs from two years to up to five years. The ordinances, signed by President Ram Nath Kovind, say the CBI and ED directors can be granted extension every year up to five years after they complete their initial years of appointment (two years). The Delhi Special Police Establishment Amendment Ordinance, 2021, amends Section 4B of ■ Delhi Special Police Establish- ment Amendment Ordinance ■ Central Vigilance Commis- sion Amendment Ordinance ■ ED Director SK Mishra was to retire on November 17 KEY CASES BEING PROBED BY CENTRAL AGENCIES ~2,500-cr M’rashtra Cooperative Bank ‘loan fraud’; Dy CM Ajit Pawar on radar UP ex-CM Akhilesh Yadav’s alleged role in mining scam the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act to insert the following portion: “Pro- Channi: Law soon on job quota for locals in govt & pvt sector Rajmeet Singh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 14 With Punjab elections round the corner, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi is racing against time to woo voters and dispel the perception he is running the government under a tacit understanding with the Akalis. He says he will soon bring a law to ensure near cent per cent quota for locals in government and private sector jobs. “Employment generation figures high on our governance model for a government in 2022,” the CM told The Tribune here today. “I am consulting my legal team on job opportunities for Punjabis. Often candidates from neighbouring Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and even Delhi are given jobs at the cost of locals. My effort will be to fill one lakh vacancies, including 5,000 in the Home Guard. Also, the minimum wages of skilled and unskilled workforce have been raised,” he said. On sand and gravel continuing to be sold at rates higher than those fixed (Rs 5.50 per cubic feet) by his government, Channi hinted at setting up a government-monitored corporation to rein in the mining mafia in the IN BRIEF Shilpa Shetty, husband booked for cheating MUMBAI: Actor Shilpa Shetty and her entrepreneur-husband Raj Kundra have been booked in a case lodged at Bandra police station for allegedly duping Mumbai-based businessman Nitin Barai of ~1.51 crore. Shilpa called it an attempt to defame her. PTI Actor Sonu Sood’s sister may contest from Moga MOGA: Actor Sonu Sood on Sunday said his younger sister Malvika may contest the Punjab Assembly elections from Moga. He, however, didn’t specify from which party she would contest. TNS 20 Indian fishermen released from Pak jail KARACHI: Twenty Indian fishermen were released from the Landhi district jail here on Sunday after completing their four-year prison terms for allegedly fishing illegally in Pakistani waters. PTI event of the Congress retaining power. “We have brought down the rates four times. There are strict instructions to DCs and SSPs to ensure the rates fixed by the government are implemented.” Asked how he would strengthen Punjab’s fiscal state with sops — lower power tariff, one-time settlement for unauthorised constructions and cut in fuel rates — costing the exchequer nearly Rs 9,000 core, the CM replied: “I’m a student of economics and political science. I will not only curtail government expenditure but also check tax evasion.” On his reported differences with Pradesh Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu over the appointment of AdvocateGeneral and DGP Channi , said there were none. Former UP CM Mayawati’s alleged role in scam involving building of 14 memorials P Chidambaram, former minister, under lens in INX FEMA case vided that the period for which the (CBI) Director continued on page 9 Reopen Kartarpur corridor, Pb BJP leaders urge PM New Delhi, November 14 A high-level delegation of BJP leaders from Punjab, J&K and New Delhi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence on Sunday morning and demanded the reopening of the Kartarpur corridor for Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary on November 19. The corridor was closed in March 2020 in the wake of Covid-19 and demands to reopen it have been gathering momentum in the recent past with the ruling Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab petitioning the government. The 11-member delegation included senior BJP leaders Ashwani Sharma, Saudan Singh, Tarun Chugh, RP Singh, Dushyant Gautam and Tajinder Bagga. In a representation to the continued on page 9 CBSE brings in MCQs for 1st term examination Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 14 The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has finalised a new pattern for the board examination for the first term of Class 12 and Class 10, which will begin on November 16 and November 17, respectively. The first term will have multiple continued on page 9 FRESH GUIDELINES ■ Assessment over 2 terms: Nov-Dec and March-April ■ First term to have MCQs; duration 90 minutes ■ Four options per question; students can’t leave any question unanswered ■ Reading time extended by 5 minutes to 20 minutes Top Maoist leader Teltumbde among 26 killed: Police Haryana closes schools in 4 dists as air quality dips New Delhi, November 14 Top Maoist leader Milind Teltumbde (57), accused in Bhima Koregaon case, was among the 26 Maoists killed in an encounter with security forces in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Saturday, the police have said. Teltumbde, who carried a bounty of Rs 50 lakh on his head, was a member of the central committee of the CPI (Maoist), a banned organisation, Gadchiroli SP Ankit continued on page 9 Chandigarh, November 14 The Haryana Government today ordered closure of all schools in Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonepat and Jhajjar districts till November 17 in view of the deteriorating air quality in National Capital Region. A spokesperson said government and private sector employees had been advised to work from home to cut vehicle fuel emissions. He said a complete ban had been imposed on all types of construction activities. — TNS NV Ramana, CJI, being felicitated at a function in New Delhi. PTI ‘Must protect integrity of judiciary’ New Delhi, November 14 Chief Justice of India NV Ramana today emphasised the need to preserve, protect and promote the independence and integrity of the judiciary, saying there was no other way to live up to the faith of the people. “It is, primarily, the ability of constitutional courts to function with absolute independence and necessary boldness in the face of adversity that defines the character of our institution. Our ability to uphold the Constitution continued on back page Dam oustees without power, water for 55 yrs Lalit Mohan Tribune News Service Dharamsala, November 14 About fifteen families of Pong Dam oustees residing at Beyal village in Dehra subdivision of Kangra district have been living without power and water connections for the past 55 years. SOLAR POWER LIGHTS UP HIMACHAL VILLAGE ■ A part of remote Bara Bhan- gal village in Kangra lit up with solar power ahead of Diwali These persons were landless labourers residing at Beyal village when the village land was acquired for the Pong Dam. Since they CAN GIVE BEFITTING REPLY, SAYS RAJNATH BACK PAGE ■ It was without electricity after a small power plant became defunct a decade ago INSIDE did not have any land in their names, they were not awarded any compensation. After their houses located on the village common land got submerged, they moved uphill and again settled on village common land that was later transferred in the name of BBMB. Subhash Kumar, one such resident, said, “As the land is not in our names, we have been living here without power and continued on page 9
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