01052022-TT-01.qxd 4/30/2022 10:54 PM Page 1 123 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 119 | 20 PAGES | ~6.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH SINDHU SETTLES FOR BRONZE AT ASIA CHAMPIONSHIPS SPORT /thetribunechd 6-HOUR POWER CUTS, CONGRESS STAGES PROTEST J&K THERE’S MUCH MORE TO EID FEAST THAN JUST BIRYANI SPECTRUM MULCHANDANI IS CIA’S 1st CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER BACK PAGE sunday | 1 may 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com PM for use of local languages in courts Will raise common man’s faith in judiciary: Modi at meeting of CMs & CJs Satya Prakash GOVTS BIGGEST LITIGANTS Tribune News Service India, Russia in talks over 20 mn barrels of crude at discount New Delhi, April 30 India and Russia are engaged in talks over alternative payment mechanisms even as both sides are negotiating for about 20 million barrels of crude from Rosneft at heavily discounted prices. Having rebuffed European preaching over Ukraine at the Raisina Dialogue and with new statistics showing that sales of Russian crude to the US and Europe was over $70 billion, India is confident of charting its own path. The MEA has consistently stated that New Delhi’s objective is to stabilise its economic engagement with continued on page 6 New Delhi, April 30 Pitching for the use of local languages in courts, PM Narendra Modi today said it would enhance people’s faith in the judicial system and ensure social justice. “Even today, the proceedings of the Supreme Court and high courts in our country are conducted in English. For a large section of the population, it’s difficult to understand the judicial proceedings and the judgments. We need to promote local languages in courts as it will enhance people’s faith in the judicial system and they will ❝ Pendency is often blamed on the judiciary… It’s a well-acknowledged fact that the governments are the biggest litigants accounting for nearly 50 per cent of the cases. Justice NV Ramana, CJI NEED FOR STATE-OF-ART TECHNOLOGY IN JUDICIARY: MODI feel connected with it,” the PM said. Addressing the 39th Joint Conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices, IN BRIEF Hottest April in NW, central India in 122 years NEW DELHI: Northwest and central India experienced hottest April in 122 years with average maximum temperatures reaching 35.9 and 37.78°C, respectively, the Met office said on Saturday. BACK PAGE ED seizes Xiaomi assets worth ~5,551 crore NEW DELHI: The ED has seized assets worth over ~5,551.27 crore of Chinese mobile manufacturing company Xiaomi India under provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act. BACK PAGE Aspects of Nehru, Edwina letters to stay redacted LONDON: Certain aspects of diaries and letters involving Lord Mountbatten, his wife Edwina and India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, will remain redacted, ruled a UK tribunal. PTI Modi wondered why technical and medical education was not available in the mother tongue of students. << PM Narendra Modi with the Chief Justice of India, NV Ramana, in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI “Our children who go abroad learn the language of their host country and then complete their medical educa- Multi-crore scam in Haryana, pvt firm’s directors booked Bhartesh Singh Thakur Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 30 A multi-crore scam has surfaced in the Haryana State Rural Livelihood Mission (HSRLM)’s Grameen Kaushal Yojana. The firm engaged for the project allegedly siphoned crores, while the rent deeds of training centres and firm’s bank guarantee were found to be fake. SUBMITTED FAKE PAPERS FOR LIVELIHOOD MISSION PROJECT HSRLM gets targets and mandates from the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), and it allocates work to various vendors and agencies, besides monitoring the scheme’s implementation. ISEE Staffing Solutions Private Limited, continued on page 6 tion. We can do that here,” he said at the conference being held after a gap of six years. The PM appreciated the efforts of some state governments for having taken initiatives to offer technical and medical education in local languages. He said a group was looking into making laws in two formats—one in typical legal language and the other in simple language that can be understood by the common man. He said the practice was already being followed in several countries and both formats were considered legally acceptable. Earlier, Chief Justice of India continued on page 6 Kullu bridge opens to traffic partially Kullu, April 30 The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has opened the double-lane stretch of the four-lane Bajaura bridge over the Beas in Kullu for traffic from the Jhiri to Bhuntar road and the Kullu bypass. Now, the vehicles going from Mandi to Manali or Manikaran and vice-versa can take this route to avoid Bhuntar and Kullu towns. INSIDE TAKING CHARGE: Gen Manoj Pande (left) on Saturday took over as Chief of Army Staff from Gen MM Naravane. PTI BACK PAGE Patiala IG, SSP & SP shifted; curfew goes Tribune News Service Patiala, April 30 A day after the violent clashes in Patiala, the Punjab Government on Saturday transferred Patiala Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Rakesh Aggarwal, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Nanak Singh, SP (City) and DSP (City). An Inspector and SI posted as SHOs were shifted to the Police Lines. The government posted Mukhwinder Singh Chhina as Patiala IG, Deepak Parikh as SSP and Wazir Singh as Superintendent of Police. As the city remained peaceful, there was no further extension of curfew. Internet Accused Baljinder S Parwana & Harish Singla POLICE RAIDS ON Baljinder Singh Parwana, head of the Damdami Taksal Jatha Rajpura, is the brain behind the clashes. ❝ Mukhwinder Singh Chhina, NEW IG services that were suspended in the morning were restored at 4 pm. An organisation that continued on page 6
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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).