22112021-TTB-01.qxd 21-11-2021 23:20 Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 141 NO. 322 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA ROHIT GUIDES INDIA TO 3-0 WIN OVER KIWIS SPORT /thetribunechd STEEL INFRA FOR BSF’S FORWARD LOCATIONS J&K REORIENT POLICIES TO 15 MINISTERS TAKE END STUBBLE BURNING OATH IN GEHLOT-LED INFOCUS RAJ GOVT BACK PAGE monday | 22 november 2021 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Irresponsible nations twisting int’l sea laws, Rajnath takes dig at China JAI RAM THAKUR Bypoll defeat a timely warning for BJP: Thakur Tribune News Service Shimla, November 21 Terming the Himachal bypoll defeat as a “timely alert”, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today said the election results should not be viewed as the final assessment of his government. He said though there were several factors that resulted in the party’s poor show in the four bypolls, overconfidence among party leaders and workers cost them dear. “We shall be looking into the reasons behind the defeat, for which a deeper analysis is required,” Thakur said in Mandi. On speculations of a possible leadership change in the state, Thakur said, “I have been hearing such rumours right from the time I took over as the CM. One thing I can say with confidence is that manipulations don’t work in the BJP especially under the , leadership of PM Modi.” Continued on page 9 Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 21 Without naming China, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said some “irresponsible nations”, for the sake of their narrow partisan interests and hegemonic tendencies, were giving new and inappropriate interpretations to international laws. The Defence Minister was speaking at the commissioning of INS Visakhapatnam, indigenously built stealth guided-missile destroyer, at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai. Continued on page 9 NAVY’S DESTROYER VISAKHAPATNAM COMMISSIONED Stealth guided-missile Indigenously built 7,400 4 powerful gas turbines destroyer equipped with tonnewarship is 163m for propelling; top speed latest weapons in length, 17m in breadth exceeds 30 knots Defence Minister Rajnath Singh aboard INS Visakhapatnam at the naval base in Mumbai on Sunday. PTI IN BRIEF Legendary folk singer Gurmeet Bawa dead AMRITSAR: Renowned folk singer Gurmeet Bawa (77) passed away on Sunday following prolonged illness. The decorated singer, Gurmeet was considered the nightingale of Punjab. INSIDE Delhi schools to remain shut over air pollution Schools will remain closed for physical classes over air pollution while online classes and board exams will continue, the Directorate of Education announced on Sunday. BACK PAGE NEW DELHI: 3 officers in race for Hry Chief Secy's post CHANDIGARH: With the current incumbent Vijai Vardhan set to retire on November 30, three officers of the 1986-batch are in contention for the prestigious post of the Haryana Chief Secretary. INSIDE Pak further eases norms for pilgrimage to Kartarpur New Delhi, November 21 Pakistan has decided to extend relaxation in norms for pilgrims visiting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib via Kartarpur corridor. The exemption in providing 10 days advance information about the visit to the shrine will remain in force till November 30. After India’s sudden announcement of the open- ing of the corridor, Pakistan had decided to waive this requirement as it would have meant a waiting period of 10 days before the visit of the first batch of pilgrims. Pakistan said the decision had been taken keeping in mind the religious sentiments of pilgrims. It indicated the norm would be applicable from December 1. —TNS Cabinet nod to agrilaws’ repeal likely on Nov 24 Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 21 The Union Cabinet is likely to consider and approve Bills for the repeal and withdrawal of the three controversial farm laws on Wednesday, paving the way for their introduction and passage in the winter session of Parliament commencing from November 29. Top government sources said after the PM’s announcement on Friday that the laws would be rolled back, the Bills for their withdrawal were expected to be taken up at the very first Cabinet meeting to be held on Wednesday after the PM’s address to the nation. The Congress had earlier asked the government why it couldn’t bring ordinances to repeal the farm laws like it did to extend the tenures of the CBI and the ED Directors. The government is, however, already working on the formalities for repealing the three legislations even as farm union leaders pledged to continue their protests on Delhi borders until the laws were repealed and MSP guaranteed. The three laws were passed by the Lok Sabha on September 17, 2020; by the Rajya Sabha on September 20 Continued on page 9 SKM writes to PM, lists six demands Navjot Sidhu sees plot to end MSP Tribune News Service Farmers at a meeting in Singhu. New Delhi, November 21 The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Sunday wrote to PM Narendra Modi, listing six demands, including legal guarantee for MSP with, drawal of cases against farmers and land at Singhu to raise a memorial to those who died during the protest. It said the farm agitation would continue till the demands were met. Noting that the PM had opted for a “unilateral declaration rather than a bilateral solution,” it demanded withdrawal of the proposed Electricity Amendment Bill (20202021), removal of penal provisions in the Commission for Air Quality Management Continued on page 9 Chandigarh, November 21 Claiming that his “Punjab model” alone would work, Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu today asked Channi-led government in Punjab to protect small farmers as he saw a “sinister design” to hand over procurement and storage to private players. In a tweet, he warned: “Centre’s sinister plan to end MSP , end food security for the poor, end government procurement and end PDS will continue... it will now be hidden and more dangerous.” Sidhu also stressed the MSP was a bigger issue as it was the lifeline of the nation’s farmers.
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