27112021-TT-01.qxd 11/26/2021 10:47 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 141 NO. 327 | 22 PAGES | ~6.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH SINDHU FIGHTS HER WAY INTO INDONESIA OPEN SEMIFINAL SPORT /thetribunechd CLIMATE ACTIVISTS TARGET AMAZON STORES IN UK WORLD SENSEX CRASHES AS MODI: FAMILY-BASED NEW VARIANT TRIGGERS PARTIES MATTER OF GLOBAL ROUT BUSINESS CONCERN BACK PAGE saturday | 27 november 2021 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com CBI gets nod to prosecute retd A’bad HC judge MUKESH AGGARWAL Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 26 The CBI has got the sanction from the Central Government to prosecute retired Allahabad High Court Judge Justice SN Shukla in a corruption case for allegedly favouring a private medical college in his orders, sources in the agency said. The sources said the CBI had applied for a go-ahead from the Central Government to prosecute Justice Shukla on April 16 under provisions of the Prevention of Corrup- Allegedly favoured pvt med college in orders Tribune News Service ANNIV CROWD: Farmers in Singhu to mark one year of their stir. Nadda rules out change in Himachal leadership Bhanu P Lohumi Tribune News Service tion Act. The CBI will now proceed with a chargesheet against the retired judge. Besides Justice Shukla of the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad HC, the agency has also named in the FIR retired Chhattisgarh HC Judge IM Quddusi and Bhagwan Prasad Yadav and Palash Yadav of Prasad Education Trust, the trust itself and private persons Bhavna Pandey and Sudhir Giri, the sources said. It is alleged that the Prasad Institute of Medical Sciences was debarred continued on page 7 Regular int’l flights from Dec 15, curbs on ‘at-risk’ nations to stay Shimla, November 26 Putting to rest all speculation regarding a change in leadership in Himachal Pradesh after the bypoll rout, BJP national president JP Nadda on Friday declared that the party would march ahead under the leadership of CM Jai Ram Thakur and win the 2022 Assembly poll with an even bigger majority. Virtually addressing a meeting of the state working committee, he made no mention of the byelection results and showered praise on the CM. Counting the benefits of the ‘double-engine’ government, he said the Centre had been liberal in awarding projects to HP and the restoration of ‘special category’ status was Modi’s government biggest gift to the state as it paved the way for speedy development. Nadda congratulated the Thakur government and BJP workers who came forward to help the Covidhit during “Sewa hi Sangathan” Phase I and II, risking their lives. continued on page 7 WHO WARNS AGAINST PANIC OVER NEW VARIANT New Delhi, November 26 Scheduled international passenger flights to and from India that were suspended on March 23 last year due to Covid will be resumed from December 15, the Civil Aviation Ministry said today. However, countries deemed ‘at risk’ of Covid by the Health Ministry would be allowed to operate only a certain percentage of their preCovid scheduled flights, the ministry clarified. Several countries in Europe, including the UK, and South Africa, ■ A WHO panel is studying new variant found in South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong ■ World body has advised against unscientific travel curbs over the new variant ■ Based on evidence, the panel will designate the variant as one of ‘interest’ or ‘concern’ ‘AT-RISK’ COUNTRIES UK, S Africa, Brazil, B’desh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel Covishield 63.1% effective against Delta strain: Study Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, IN BRIEF India asks Pakistan to expedite 26/11 trial NEW DELHI: India summoned a senior diplomat of the Pakistani High Commission on the 13th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and pressed for expeditious trial in the case. INSIDE Bihar, Jharkhand, UP poorest states: Niti Aayog NEW DELHI: Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh have emerged as the poorest states in India, according to Niti Aayog’s first Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report. PTI Tomato prices to remain high for 2 mths: Crisil MUMBAI: Excess rain has resulted in the ongoing spike in vegetable prices, and the cost of tomatoes will continue to be at elevated levels for two more months, Crisil Research said on Friday. PTI Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel have been put in the ‘at-risk’ category. The decision came as the WHO technical committee met on Friday to review evidence on the new B.1.1.529 Covid variant detected in South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong with the global body advising nations against panic reaction and unscientific travel restrictions. The Aviation Ministry, in a letter to the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), asked the regulator to take “further necessary action” for the resumption of scheduled international flights. continued on page 7 edit: new covid variant IYER HITS CENTURY ON TEST DEBUT Raise paddy purchase 105 target: Punjab to Centre RUNS Chandigarh, November 26 Having promised to purchase all paddy arriving in the mandis at a meeting with kisan unions earlier this month, the Punjab’s Food & Supplies Department has in a letter asked the Centre to enhance the target of paddy procurement to 187.5 lakh metric tonnes (LMT). 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The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising four eminent persons as trustees.
The Tribune, the largest selling daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
The English edition apart, the 133-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).