29102022-TTB-01.qxd 10/28/2022 11:41 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 298 | 16 PAGES | ~7.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA BREAK-IN AT PELOSI’S HOME, HUSBAND ATTACKED WORLD /thetribunechd RECESSION TRENDS, PM MOOTS ‘ONE NATION, INFLATION IN WEST HIT ONE UNIFORM’ FOR EXPORTERS BUSINESS COPS BACK PAGE GUJJARS, BAKERWALS TO PROTEST ST TAG TO PAHARIS J&K saturday | 29 october 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Bring 26/11 masterminds to justice, Jaishankar calls upon UNSC members Says it wasn’t a terrorist attack on Mumbai alone, but on international community Tribune News Service New Delhi, October 28 External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday called upon members of the UN Security Council to complete the “unfinished” task of bringing to justice perpetrators of the 26/11 attacks. “It was not just an attack on Mumbai, but an attack on the international community. Nationals of specific countries were identified before being murdered. This task remains unfinished. Therefore, the coming together of the UNSC’s Counter-Terrorism Committee to this venue is both special and significant,” said Jaishankar at the committee’s special meeting in Mumbai’s The Taj Mahal Palace, the site of one of the attacks. Pointing out that key conspirators and planners of the 26/11 Mumbai terror External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar pays tribute to 26/11 victims at a memorial in Hotel Taj Mahal Palace. ❝ When it comes to proscribing certain terrorists, the UNSC has ‘regrettably’ been unable to act because of political considerations. S Jaishankar, EAM attacks continued to remain protected and unpunished, the EAM said when it came to proscribing certain terror- ists, the UNSC had “regrettably” been unable to act because of political considerations,” an apparent refer- ence to China, which has blocked the UNSC sanction of Pakistan-based terrorists on several occasions. Pointedly noting that of the 166 killed in Mumbai by terrorists, 26 were from 23 other countries, he said: The commitment of each and every member state of the UN to combat terrorism stood publicly challenged, he said. On the unfinished business with regard to the Mumbai terror attacks, India has expressed disappointment over the recent blocks by China to globally proscribe four terrorists involved in the Mumbai terror attacks. They are LeT founder’s son Hafiz Talha Saeed and three Pakistan-based commanders of the same outfit — Shahid Mahmood, Abdul Rehman Makki and Sajid Mir. Jaishankar said much worse was averted because the terrorists ran into the collective resolve of the Indian security forces, civilians and continued on page 7 REUTERS FILE PHOTO ❝ The bird is freed… Let the good times roll. Tribune News Service New Delhi, October 28 Russian President Vladimir Putin has said there have never been “any difficult issues” with India. “We have always supported each other. This is what things are like now and I am sure it will continue like that in the future,” he said while speaking at a plenary session of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Moscow on Thursday. Putin said PM Narendra Modi had asked him to “increase the supply of fertiliser” which was increased 7.6 times to India. Overall, if the buoyant trend continues, India-Russia trade during this fiscal could touch $40 billion, four years ahead of the target. “We maintain special relations with India, based on decades-long close ties,” he reminded while maintaining that “countries such as India have a bright future and their role in international affairs will grow”. “Economically and morally, India took huge steps in its development and it certainly has a bright future,” he noted and stressed that economic cooperation and trade between Russia and India were growing. “India has made tremen- Hails India’s independent foreign policy lot has been ❝ Aunder the done leadership of PM Modi. He is a patriot. Vladimir Putin, RUSSIAN PRESIDENT dous progress in its development from being a British colony to a modern state. Almost 1.5 billion people and tangible development results give reasons for everyone’s respect and admiration for India,” he observed. “A lot has been done under the leadership of PM Modi. He is a patriot. His idea of ‘Make in India’ is relevant both economically and ethically. The future belongs to India; it can be proud of the fact that it’s the largest democracy in the world,” he observed while terming the PM “one of those people who is capable of carrying out an independent foreign policy which serves the interests of its people”. Earlier in his address, Putin said the West was “incapable of ruling the mankind alone, but is desperately trying to do that, continued on page 7 GUIDELINES TO BE REVISED ■ Of 898 TV channels, 532 use foreign satellites for uplinking and downlinking of their services ■ The uplinking and downlinking guidelines to be revised soon, maybe within a month ■ Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan can use India as a hub for uplinking their TV channels uplinking and downlinking of their services. “We want to deregulate uplinking of satellites so that India can become a hub,” he said. “The uplinking and downlinking guidelines were last issued in 2011. The Musk Twitter boss, fires CEO Agrawal New Delhi, October 28 Billionaire Elon Musk finally completed his acquisition of Twitter Inc. for a whopping $44 billion and started off as the social media giant’s owner by firing its top executives, including Indian-origin CEO Parag Agrawal and policy chief Vijaya Gadde. Musk walked into the Twitter headquarters on Wednesday with a big grin and carrying a porcelain sink, subsequently tweeting “let that sink in”. He also changed his Twitter profile description to “Chief Twit”. The owner of spacecraft company SpaceX and automotive major Tesla then proceeded to fire all top executives whom he had accused of misleading him and process to revise them is underway. The guidelines will be revised soon, may be within a month,” Chandra told the media later. He said neighbouring countries such as Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan could also use India as a hub for uplinking their television channels. The government has approved USD 102 continued on page 7 investors over the number of fake accounts on Twitter. Agrawal and Gadde were in Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters and were escorted out by security guards soon after Musk fired them, while allaying fears of mass sacking. He also assured advertisers that his past criticism of Twitter’s content moderation rules would not harm its appeal. “Twitter obviously cannot become a free-for-all hellscape where anything can be said with no consequences,” he said in an open letter to advertisers on Thursday, adding Twitter won’t become an echo chamber for hate and division. “The bird is freed,” Musk tweeted after continued on page 7 ■ Indian junior men’s hockey team will face Australia in the final of Sultan of Johor Cup on Saturday, finishing second in the round robin stage ■ India played out a thrilling 5-5 draw against Great Britain in their last league match on Friday to collect eight points from five games and finish second behind Australia ■ The Sultan of Johor Cup is an annual, international under–21 men’s field hockey tournament held in Malaysia. The first edition was held in 2011 Air surcharge: Leh and beyond Rs 2.00 IN BRIEF Andaman ex-chief secy quizzed over ‘gang rape’ PORT BLAIR: An SIT questioned ex-chief secretary of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Jitendra Narain for over eight hours here on Friday in connection with the alleged gang rape of a woman. PTI Film producer held for ramming car into his wife MUMBAI: The Mumbai police arrested film producer Kamal Kishor Mishra early on Friday for allegedly ramming his car into his wife after she spotted him with another woman in the vehicle here. PTI NCW to probe ‘auction’ of girls in Rajasthan NEW DELHI: The National Commission for Women has formed a twomember fact-finding team to look into allegations of auctioning off of girls for loan repayment in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district. BACK PAGE Flag border dispute with Ladakh, demand Lahaul residents; issue takes centre stage ahead of polls Dipender Manta Tribune News Service Mandi, October 28 The border dispute between Himachal Pradesh and the Union Territory of Ladakh has again taken the centre stage ahead of the November 12 Assembly elections in the hill state, with the point of contention being Sarchu on the Manali-Leh highway. The Lahaul youth, who have been hit hard because of the dispute, claim that Leh residents have “intruded” into Himachal’s territory. They say they have been deprived of their livelihood as Leh residents set up eateries and camping sites at Sarchu every year during the summer. Sarchu is the mid-point between Manali HIMACHAL VOTES 2022 THE CONTROVERSY ■ Lahaul youth claim Leh resi- dents have ‘intruded’ 17 km into Himachal’s territory ■ Leh residents set up eateries and camping sites at Sarchu every year in summer ■ Sarchu is a popular camping site for thousands of tourists travelling to Ladakh and Leh at 14,000 ft. It is a popular camping site for thousands of tourists travelling to Ladakh. The boundary dispute had erupted in July 2014 when the Jammu and Kashmir Police set up their post at Sarchu for Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama’s “Kaalchakra” initiation in Ladakh. The Himachal Government had claimed that the police post was set up inside its territory. It was alleged that Leh residents had “intruded” 17 km into Himachal’s territory. In 2019, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had raised the matter with the Centre, but to no avail. Residents of Lahaul Valley have been mounting pressure on the state to flag the matter with the Centre again and find a lasting solution. Residents of Lahaul Valley apprehend that if the matter continues to hang fire, it could trigger a scuffle between the resident of the two regions. Maheshwar to withdraw papers KULLU: Former MP Maheshwar Singh decided to withdraw his nomination from the Kullu Sadar constituency after holding discussions with his supporters here on Friday. He briefed his supporters about the meeting with BJP national president JP Nadda, central leader Mangal Pandey and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur in Shimla on Thursday. The party feared that Maheshwar fighting as an Independent could cause considerable damage to the prospects of its candidates in all four constituencies of Kullu district, especially Kullu Sadar and Banjar. INSIDE Garbage piling up, NSS volunteers pick up the broom in Karnal Parveen Arora Tribune News Service NSS volunteers and sportspersons clean a road in Karnal. TRIBUNE PHOTO India make it to final, title clash with Australia today Elon Musk All praise for Modi, Govt to deregulate uplinking of satellite TV channels Putin says future India sets sights on becoming uplinking hub; to cut reliance on foreign operators belongs to India New Delhi, October 28 The Centre on Friday said it would deregulate uplinking of satellite television channels within a month to make India an uplinking hub. Addressing the India Space Congress here, Information and Broadcasting Secretary Apurva Chandra said that of the 898 television channels broadcast in the country, 532 use foreign satellites for SULTAN OF JOHOR CUP Karnal, October 28 With sanitation workers of the Karnal Municipal Corporation (KMC) keeping off work in the “CM’s city” due to the ongoing strike, which entered the 10th day today, various sections of society came together to “sweep the city clean”. NSS volunteers of various schools cleaned the vicinity of their schools, while sportspersons and staff of the Sports Department took brooms to clean the Nyaypuri area. The city generates FIR AGAINST GHARAUNDA COUNCILLOR KMC Commissioner Ajay Singh Tomar said they had got an FIR registered against a councillor of the Gharaunda MC, Aman Joshi, for provoking sanitation workers and also dumping garbage outside the office of the Gharaunda MC. around 140 tonnes of garbage daily. Nearly 500-tonne waste was lying at different places on Friday morning, of which nearly 180 tonnes were lifted by the evening from nearly 40 secondary dumping points. However, garbage is still piling up at Mughal Canal, near Dyal Singh College, Banso Gate, the railway station, Sector 12, the old veg- etable market and at secondary dumping points. Following an appeal by KMC Commissioner Ajay Singh Tomar, NSS volunteers of the Government Senior Secondary School for Boys, Shri Ram Charit Manas Senior Secondary School, Tagore Bal Niketan and VUMM Jain Public School, besides sportspersons, staff and coaches of the Sports Department chipped in to clean the city. Residents of various wards also picked up brooms to clean their surroundings. They even cleaned roads and lifted garbage. “It’s our moral duty to keep our city clean, so we picked brooms to clean the roads,” said Ashok, a sportsperson. Schools have said they will continue the cleanliness drive. “Our NSS volunteers cleaned roads near the school and we will continue with the same spirit in the coming continued on page 7 Farmers’ leader JS Ugrahan at a rally in Sangrur. FILE 20 days later, farmers call off protest near CM Mann’s Sangrur house Karam Prakash Tribune News Service Patiala, October 28 The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan) on Friday called off its 20-day-long protest near the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann in Sangrur district. The farmers had been on dharna since October 9. The decision to end the stir came after BKU’s meeting with Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Dhaliwal at the Circuit House here. Sources said the farmers, who had carried ration, mattresses, LPG cylinders and other essentials to the protest site, planned a massive “victory congregation” before returning home. Intriguingly, neither the minister nor the BKU was willing to say much on the ‘consensus’ reached by them. While the minister said the details would be announced tomorrow, BKU leader Joginder Singh Ugrahan said the gov- No details | Farmers plan victory congregation: Sources ernment had already accepted their demands but there was no written assurance. “Now, they have given details on when and how our 12 demands will be met.” Among the key demands are compensation to farmers for damaged crops and death of cattle due to lumpy skin disease, removal of cap on per acre purchase, exemption from mining Act, greater compensation for land acquisition, closure of a liquor manufacturing unit at Mansoorwal village near Zira, cancellation of cases lodged against farmers for burning crop residue, ‘bonus’ of Rs 200 per quintal for management of stubble without setting it afire and minimum support price for maize and continued on page 7
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