21042022-TTC-01.qxd 4/21/2022 12:44 AM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO.109 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 CONG FORMS PANEL TO DECIDE ON KISHOR’S ENTRY NATION /thetribunechd ADANI GROUP VOWS TO INVEST ~10,000 CR IN WEST BENGAL BUSINESS RISE IN COVID CASES, 3 MORE MPs WITHDRAW 2,000 NEW INFECTIONS SUPPORT TO RAJAPAKSA IN A DAY BACK PAGE GOVT IN LANKA WORLD thursday | 21 april 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com SC halts Jahangirpuridemolition drive Tribune News Service Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman & RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das at G20 meeting in Washington. PTI Joint action for swift post-Covid recovery must: FM at G20 Tribune News Service NEWDELHI, APRIL 20 Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that all countries must together take coordinated action to enable swift post-pandemic recovery as well as build resilience to future shocks. Sitharaman shared her insights on the economic outlook, risks and near-term policy challenges such as food and energy security and tightening of global financial conditions at the G20 Emerging Market Economies meeting organised by the International Monetary Fund in Washington, said the Finance Ministry. “The Finance Minister, speaking on the need for environmentally sustainable REUTERS The PM with WHO’s Tedros Ghebreyesus in Gandhinagar. MODI MOOTS ‘HEAL IN INDIA’, AYUSH VISA, MARK SOON BACK PAGE and financially viable alternatives of energy sources, said the International Solar Alliance can be an effective platform to catalyse efforts in this direction,” said the Finance Ministry in a tweet. Sitharaman had arrived in Washington on Monday for the annual spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The minister held talks with Financial Stability Board chair Klass Knot and vicechairman of the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (CFLI) Mary Schapiro. The minister also held talks with IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva. With Schapiro, Sitharaman discussed the success in India with respect to building a robust renewable energy market and concurred that it was opportune time for India to play a leadership role in shaping global climate finance trends. Orders status quo in Delhi’s riot-hit area IIntervenes twice New Delhi, April 20 The BJP-ruled North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) today launched an anti-encroachment demolition drive in the riot-hit Jahangirpuri, but within hours the bulldozers fell silent as the Supreme Court ordered status quo and stayed the action. The Supreme Court had to intervene twice to stop the drive after it took cognisance of a petition filed by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind against the demolition. Senior lawyer Dushyant Dave approached the Supreme Court Bench headed by the CJI for a second time after an earlier order failed to stop the civic body from continuing with HOW THE DAY UNFOLDED Indian & UK flags near Vijay Chowk, New Delhi. MUKESH AGGARWAL 2 yrs & 12 deaths: HP syrup makers yetto face trial Ambika Sharma Tribune News Service Solan, April 20 Over two years after adulterated Coldbest-PC cough syrup claimed the lives of 12 infants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur, the Kala Ambbased manufacturer in Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh is yet to face trial. The state’s Drugs Control Administration (DCA) was yet to finalise its investigations, on the basis of which a chargesheet would be filed in the court against the pharmaceutical company, Digital Vision, officials said. Initially investigated by the police, the case, reported in February 2020, was returned to the DCA in December 2021 after Section 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) of the IPC was dropped, said officials. The case was being further investigated by the DCA, following which it would be sent to the prosecution committee for final continued on page 10 In Rohtak, electric crematorium gets poor response ROHTAK: Despite being environment-friendly, eight bodies have been cremated in six months at the electric crematorium here. The National Green Tribunal has directed all states and UTs to explore the viability of electric or PNG crematoria. INSIDE diplomatic sources here. In London, Johnson’s spokesperson said on his first trip to India as PM, he would discuss strengthening security cooperation at meetings with PM Narendra Modi. He will be accompanied by a A bulldozer razes illegal structures during a drive in violence-hit Jahangirpuri in Delhi on Wednesday. PTI ties) are not stopping the demolition. They are saying that they have not officially received any communication. I request you to ask the Secretary-General to com- 2 DIGs to be booked under NDPS IN BRIEF the demolition. “Despite communicating the (stay) order, they (authori- Jupinderjit Singh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 20 The Director General of Police (DGP) has approved the registration of a case under the NDPS Act and the Prevention of Corruption Act against two former DIGs (Prisons) for allegedly disposing of drugs seized from Ferozepur Jail inmates “at their own level, Trade focus, Boris in Gujarat today New Delhi, April 20 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not lecture India on Ukraine during his first two-day visit beginning from Thursday, but will put forth the UK’s position and listen to the Indian perspective, said 10 am: BJP-governed NDMC starts anti-encroachment drive 10:45: SC orders status quo, stays action; drive continues as NDMC awaits written order At noon: SC Secy-General conveys order; drive stops municate the order to the Police Commissioner and the Mayor and the Commissioner of the NDMC,” Dave said. The SC then directed the apex court’s Secretary-General to convey the earlier order to stop the demolition immediately. During the demolition drive, in less than two hours several shops and businesses were pulled down amid scenes of chaos, with many owners insisting their establishments had the sanction of the Delhi Development Authority and the local civic body. Politics erupted over the demolition drive, with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi calling it “state-sponsored targeting of poor and minorities”. continued on page 10 edit: demolition overdrive large business delegation to indicate that the focus was trade and investment, the stated intention being to give momentum to negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement. But the UK was looking to continued on page 10 Punjab DGP gives nod ‘CONCEALED SEIZURES’ ■ LS Jakhar, SS Saggu allegedly disposed of drugs seized from jail, didn’t inform authorities ■ Of 241 seizures, reported only 1 without any intimation to the higher authorities”. The action comes following an inquiry report by the Punjab Bureau of Investigation. Against 241 seizures of intoxicants and mobile phones from the inmates, the accused officials, Lakhminder Singh Jakhar and Sukhdev Singh Saggu, allegedly reported only one incident to the police. The matter pertains to the period between 2005 and 2011, continued on page 10 BJP worker shot dead outside his house in Delhi NEW DELHI: BJP worker Jeetu Chaudhary was shot outside his house in Delhi’s Mayur Vihar at 8.15 pm on Wednesday. Business dispute is believed to be the cause of the murder. BACK PAGE 7 of Bihar family charred to death in Ludhiana LUDHIANA: Seven members of a family of migrants from Bihar were burnt alive in a fire that broke out in their hut here. INSIDE Every Indian indebted to Guru Teg Bahadur: Shah NEW DELHI: Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said every Indian was indebted to the sacrifices of Guru Teg Bahadur. BACK PAGE
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