15072022-TT-01.qxd 14-07-2022 23:05 Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 194 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH SAINA NEHWAL ENTERS SINGAPORE OPEN QUARTERFINALS SPORT /thetribunechd FIVE LEFT IN UK PM RACE, SUNAK REMAINS ON TOP WORLD EXPORTS UP 23.52% TO $40.13 BILLION IN JUNE BUSINESS SHINDE RESTORES ‘EMERGENCY’ PENSION SCHEME BACK PAGE friday | 15 july 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com First ‘I2U2’ summit zeroes in Rupee hits new low, hoversnear80/USD on food security, clean energy Tribune News Service UAE to invest $2 bn in India | Focus on maximising crop production Sandeep Dikshit Tribune News Service IN BRIEF First monkeypox case reported in India NEW DELHI: India on Thursday reported its first monkeypox case in Kerala. The Ministry of Health has deployed a high-level team in the state to monitor the situation. TNS Zubair moves SC, seeks quashing of FIR NEW DELHI: Alt News co-founder Mohd Zubair on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of six FIR lodged against him in several districts of Uttar Pradesh. TNS 13 more accomplices of Bishnoi, Rinda held JALANDHAR: In a two-week-long operation, the police have arrested 13 more accomplices of gangsters Lawrence Bishnoi and Harwinder Rinda and also seized 13 weapons. TNS Dhiman replaces Subhag as HP Chief Secretary Shimla, July 14 The HP Government today replaced Chief Secretary Ram Subhag Singh with a 1988batch IAS officer, RD Dhiman, Additional Chief Secretary (Power and Industry). There had been speculaRD Dhiman tion about Subhag being removed, which got further credence when he applied for the vacant post of Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) on July 11. Subhag, a 1987-batch officer, will superannuate in July 2023. Subhag has been posted as Principal Adviser (PA) Administrative Reforms. Two officers whom Dhiman superseded have also been appointed as principal advisers to the government. They are Subhag’s wife Nisha Singh (Training) and Sanjay Gupta (Public Grievances). continued on page 9 New Delhi, July 14 The first ‘I2U2’ summit on Thursday zeroed in on two specific projects with initial investments of $1.33 billion to give Indian farmers guaranteed access to Middle East markets and set up a clean energy project in Gujarat to make India the supply chain hub of renewable energy. The projects are among half a dozen identified by the Sherpas of the four countries at the virtual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Israel PM Yair Lapid. The leaders discussed innovative ways to ensure longterm and more diversified food production and food delivery systems that can better manage global food shocks. To this Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the ‘I2U2’ virtual summit as other leaders look on. PTI ‘I2U2’— FOUR-NATION GROUPING A four-nation grouping with “I” standing for India and Israel and “U” for the US and the UAE IT’S PROGRESSIVE, PRACTICAL ❝ The vision and agenda of the ‘I2U2’ is progressive and practical. We can accelerate our agenda and contribute significantly to the global economy. Narendra Modi, PRIME MINISTER end, the UAE will invest $2 billion to develop food parks in India with expertise from the INVESTMENT IN FOOD PARKS ■ The UAE will invest $2 billion to develop food parks in India ■ Will involve expertise from the US and Israel to maximise crop yield ■ The larger aim of the programme is to help US and Israel to maximise crop yield and, in turn, help tackle food insecurity in South tackle food insecurity in South Asia and the Middle East Asia and the Middle East. A joint statement issued after the continued on page 9 New Delhi, July 14 The rupee edged closer to the historic low of 80-mark against the US currency on Thursday as it declined by a little over 18 paise to settle at 79.99 amid a stronger greenback in overseas markets. At the interbank forex market, the rupee started the day on a strong note and touched a high of 79.71 to a dollar in early trade. The local unit lost momentum after the dollar surged to 24-year high levels against a basket of global currencies in the early European trade. The rupee finally settled at the day’s lowest level of 79.9975 to a dollar, down by 18 paise over the previous close of 79.81. With India’s current account deficit expected to deteriorate in the current fiscal due to costlier imports and tepid merchandise exports, the rupee may slip below the 80-mark in the next couple of trading ses- WORDS EXPUNGED OVER YEARS ❝ The practice of listing expunged words deemed unparliamentary dates back to 1954 and is not new. Om Birla, LOK SABHA SPEAKER banned from usage. It has been the practice since 1954 to publish expressions that presiding officers of the Lok Sab- ha, Rajya Sabha and state Assemblies have considered unparliamentary and, hence, expunged from records. This is not the first time the Lok Sabha has published this list. There is an 1100-page dictionary also of such words which everyone is well advised to read,” Birla said. The Speaker’s statement came after the Congress, TMC and the Shiv Sena termed the list a “gag order” for MPs, alleging that the words termed continued on page 9 edit: unduly prickly MORE AFGHAN SIKHS ARRIVE An Afghan Sikh being welcomed at the IGI Airport in New Delhi on Thursday. Twentyone Afghan Sikhs, including four children, arrived by a special commercial flight from Kabul. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANAS RANJAN BHUI Daler Mehndi’s appeal dismissed, sent to jail Aman Sood HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASE Tribune News Service Patiala, July 14 A court today dismissed the appeal of singer Daler Mehndi against two-year jail sentence in a 2003 human trafficking case. Mehndi, who was present in the court, was arrested and sent to a jail. Mehndi and his brother Shamsher Singh were accused of illegally sending people abroad by charging “passage money” in 2003. In ■ In 2003, Daler Mehndi was charged with illegally sending people abroad ■ In 2018, a lower court held him guilty and sentenced him to two years in jail ■ However, he was granted bail. Later, he filed an appeal <
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