01072022-TTB-01.qxd 6/30/2022 11:48 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 180 | 16 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA ISRAEL ANNOUNCES 5TH ELECTION IN FOUR YEARS WORLD /thetribunechd 1ST BATCH OF YATRIS REACHES AMARNATH SHRINE J&K CRYPTOS A CLEAR DANGER, SAYS RBI GOVERNOR BUSINESS PM LAUNCHES SCHEMES TO BOOST MSMEs BACK PAGE friday | 1 july 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Shinde CM, Fadnavis deputy BJP stalwart first opts out, then takes oath on Nadda’s insistence Vibha Sharma NEXT, FIGHT FOR NAME AND PARTY SYMBOL Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 30 Ten days after he led a rebellion in the Shiv Sena and brought down the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government, dissident leader Eknath Shinde was on Thursday sworn in as the 20th Chief Minister of Maharashtra. In a surprise move, ex-CM and BJP stalwart Devendra Fadnavis, who was anticipated to take charge of the top post, took oath as Shinde’s deputy. Fadnavis, who had earlier announced he would remain out of the new government, changed his stance following prodding from the BJP’s central leadership. Minutes before the swearing-in, BJP chief JP Nadda announced that Fadnavis should be a part of the government “to ■ To claim the party and its Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde with Governor BS Koshyari. PTI symbol, Shinde will need support of a majority of MPs, councillors once fight reaches court and the EC ■ BJP wanted to cut Uddhav Thackeray to size and promote ‘new’ Shiv Sena ■ Aimed to show it’s not after power, rather sacrificed the CM’s post for Hindutva sake ■ Saffron party appears to be preparing for the big kill in 2024 Assembly elections ‘WILL A SHIV SAINIK BECOME CM, IF I RESIGN,’ UDDHAV HAD CHALLENGED ■ BJP decided on Fadnavis as Dy CM to ensure smooth working of the government, fulfil the aspirations of the people”. This led to speculations, including that the for- keeping in mind Eknath Shinde’s ‘inexperience’ ■ Before quitting as CM, mer CM perhaps was “upset” over Shinde being anointed the CM. “The BJP’s central Uddhav Thackeray had challenged: “Will a Shiv Sainik become CM if I resign?” leadership has decided that continued on page 10 Edit: Maharashtra mess Seven soldiers among 8 dead in Manipur landslide; 50 missing Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 30 Eight persons, including seven Army soldiers and one civilian, were killed after an Army post in Noney district, Manipur, was hit by a landslide late last night. Fifty persons, including 23 soldiers, some railway officials and civilian labourers, are missing. Rescue operations are on to trace those trapped under the debris. So far, 13 soldiers and five civilian labourers have been rescued from the rubble, some of them are injured. The remote post, manned by the 107 Territorial Army comprising troops of the 11 Gorkha Rifles, provides security to the under-construction mega rail line from Jiribam to Imphal. The search operations will Rescue operations underway in Noney district of Manipur. PTI MONSOON HERE, HEAVY SHOWERS IN REGION ■ The monsoon on Thursday arrived over Delhi and parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh Met subdivision Heavy rain left roads waterlogged in Delhi & Chandigarh. The monsoon is likely to cover the entire country by July 6 continue through the night. Bulldozers and other engineering equipment have been pressed into service, the Army said. Army helicopters are also on standby, waiting for the weather to clear. Eastern Command Chief Lt Gen RP Kalita took stock of the rescue efforts. Chief Minister of Manipur Biren Singh also visited the incident site to review the rescue operations. ■ Bill to stop multiple pensions Nadda seeks Sukhbir’s support for Murmu to MLAs passed in Assembly SAD calls meeting to TRIBUNE PHOTO: MUKESH AGGARWAL 11 AFGHAN SIKHS ARRIVE IN DELHI ■ Eleven Afghan Sikhs of the 164 stranded in Kabul landed in Delhi on Thursday with the ashes of Sawinder Singh, who was killed in a terror attack on Gurdwara Karte Parwan on June 18 ■ The Ministry of External Affairs has since okayed visas for 111 Sikhs in Afghanistan. The SGPC is paying for their air travel Over 7.7K surplus elementary teachers in Hry Chandigarh, June 30 There are 7,774 surplus elementary teachers in Haryana, while the number of schools run by single teacher has increased at both primary and upper primary levels, says Project Approval Board (PAB) of Samagra Shiksha. The number of schools with adverse pupil-teacher ratio (PTR) is also “quite high” at 19.64 per cent and 19.13 per cent at the primary and upper primary levels, respectively, the report says. “The state needs to go for rationalisation,” points out the PAB report. INSIDE Power generation in HP down by 5% Shimla, June 30 Despite abundant snowfall and favourable projections, power generation went down by around 5 per cent in June, as compared with that in the corresponding month last year. “The power generation has gone down because of the unusually high temperature since March, leading to rapid melting of snow. As a result, water reduced considerably in the rivers by June, leading to the reduction in power generation,” said Additional Chief Secretary (Power) RD Dhiman. “Our projections and estimates have gone off the mark,” he said. INSIDE Air surcharge: Leh and beyond Rs 2.00 Chandigarh, June 30 Amid heated arguments between Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Leader of Opposition Partap Singh Bajwa, the Punjab State Legislature Members (Pension and Medical Facilities Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2022, was passed today by the Punjab Vidhan Sabha. This amendment will put an end to multiple pensions to ex-MLAs for every term served. Now, they will get the pension benefit for only one term, helping the exchequer save Rs 19.53 crore annually. As per the amendment, an ex-MLA will draw a pension of Rs 60,000 per month plus Dearness Allowance (as RESOLUTION AGAINST AGNIPATH SCHEME ■ The Vidhan Sabha on Thurs- day passed a resolution against Agnipath, urging the Centre to roll it back in the “larger interest of the country”. Punjab is the only state to have passed such a resolution. INSIDE admissible to Punjab Government pensioners) irrespective of the number of terms they have served and irrespective of the tenure of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in which they have served. continued on page 10 NewDelhi/chandigarh, June 30 BJP president JP Nadda on Thursday reached out to former ally Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for support to the ruling NDA presidential nominee Droupadi Murmu in the July 18 election amid strong signals of the JD(S) also set to back the tribal leader. decide on matter Nadda dialled SAD chief Sukhbir Badal, who is learnt to have said that he would get back on the matter after consulting party leaders. The SAD will hold a meeting in Chandigarh tomorrow to discuss the issue. The Akalis had quit the NDA over the controversial farm laws, which were eventually withdrawn in November last year. The party has two Lok Sabha MPs — continued on page 10 IN BRIEF Bihar to have towns named after PM, CM PATNA: Townships named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will come up in Bihar where shelter will be provided to the homeless, a state minister said on Thursday. PTI Rori Dy Speaker of Punjab Assembly CHANDIGARH: Jai Kishan Singh Rori was on Thursday elected Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha. His name was proposed by Talwandi Sabo MLA Baljinder Kaur. INSIDE DGP Bhawra opts for Central deputation CHANDIGARH: Uncertainty looms over police administration in Punjab with Director-General of Police VK Bhawra making himself available for a Central deputation. He has informed the state in this regard. INSIDE
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