14112022-TTC-01.qxd 11/14/2022 12:22 AM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 314 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 SIX DEAD, OVER 50 INJURED IN ISTANBUL EXPLOSION WORLD /thetribunechd FOR TERROR OPs, POLICE TO BUY MINE-RESISTANT VEHICLES J&K CLIMATE RESILIENCE BLAST ON RAIL TRACK KEY TO CURBING YIELD IN UDAIPUR, AGENCIES LOSSES INFOCUS BEGIN PROBE BACK PAGE monday | 14 november 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com EAM, Blinken discuss Ukraine, Indo-Pacific ENGLAND T20 CHAMPS Dwell on efforts to expand bilateral relations I Jaishankar also meets UN chief Antonio Guterres Tribune News Service 3 CRUCIAL MEETINGS WITHIN A WEEK New Delhi, November 13 External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Phnom Penh on Sunday and discussed bilateral ties, the Ukraine conflict, energy issues, G20 and the situation in the Indo-Pacific. With this meeting, Jaishankar has met his counterparts from all three major protagonists of the conflict in Ukraine within a week. He had met Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Tuesday and Ukraine Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Phnom Penh on Saturday. India has not yet condemned the Russian invasion ■ Jaishankar has met his coun- terparts from all three major protagonists of the conflict in Ukraine within a week ■ The EAM had met Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on of Ukraine and it has been maintaining that the crisis must be resolved through diplomacy and dialogue. Since the Ukraine conflict began in February, PM Modi spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy a number of times. In a phone conversation with Zelenskyy on October 4, Tuesday and Ukraine Foreign Minister Kuleba in Phnom Penh on Saturday ■ India has not yet flayed Russian invasion of Ukraine ■ It has said all along the crisis must be resolved through dialogue & diplomacy Modi said there could be “no military solution” and that India was ready to contribute to any peace efforts. At a bilateral meeting with Putin in the Uzbek city of Samarkand on September 16, Modi told him that “today’s era is not of war”. On the meeting with Blinken on the sidelines of the ASEAN-India Summit, Jaishankar tweeted that it was “a good meeting with US Secretary of State. Discussed Ukraine, Indo-Pacific, energy, G20 and bilateral relations”. “I met the Indian External Affairs Minister to discuss the ongoing efforts to expand our partnership and mitigate the effects of Russia’s war on Ukraine. The US supports India’s G20 presidency,” tweeted Blinken. Jaishankar is accompanying Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar, who is leading the Indian delegation to the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit and the 17th East Asia Summit. Jaishankar also met UN chief Antonio Guterres at the end of the ASEAN gala dinner on Saturday. Modi to leave for G20 Summit in Bali today Sandeep Dikshit Tribune News Service External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrive at Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). PTI New Delhi, November 13 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 17th G20 Summit to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday in Bali, where he will attend three sessions on food and energy security, digital transformation and health. The PM will leave for the Indonesian city tomorrow. Modi is also slated to hold several bilateral meetings, To hold bilaterals with Biden, Sunak INDIA TO TAKE OVER PRESIDENCY ■ The G20 Summit is special for India because it will hold the presidency for a year, starting Dec 1 ■ The symbolic handover of presidency will take place during the summit in Bali including with US President Joe Biden, UK PM Rishi Sunak and the mandatory interaction with Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Record turnout, HP parties in touch with rebels Pratibha Chauhan Tribune News Service Shimla, November 13 With the record polling percentage of 75.60 in Himachal having marginally surpassed the figure of the last Assembly poll, both the BJP and the Congress, not wanting to be outmanoeuvred in case of a fractured verdict, are eyeing prominent Independent candidates, mostly rebels, who could emerge winners. Despite the two main parties, who were locked in a THOSE WITH A CHANCE MORE THAN 75.6% ❝ Hoshiyar Singh (Dehra) Indu Verma (Theog) Sanjay Prashar (Jaswan Pragpur) KL Thakur (Nalagarh) Tejwant Negi (Kinnaur) Gangu Ram Musafir (Pachhad) Jagjivan Pal (Sullah) The polling percentage of votes cast via EVMs is 75.6, but with additional 2% postal ballots yet to be received, the figure may go up. Maneesh Garg, CEO direct contest for political supremacy in the hill state, claiming victory post-polling, the fact remains that both are apprehensive of the outcome. Though the high voter turnout has reduced chances of a fractured verdict, the unease in the two camps is palpable despite victory claims. Brick-kilns get 6-month deadline for using 20% paddy straw as fuel Rajmeet Singh Tribune News service Chandigarh, November 13 Punjab has set a six-month deadline ( till May 1, 2023) for brick-kilns to comply with instructions to use 20 per cent straw as fuel. The government has already issued a notification in this regard. Environment, Science and Technology Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer said brickkilns had six months to prepare for this new management and action would be taken against defaulters. Minister Hayer said Punjab farmers had been provided Move aimed at tackling farm fires I Will also help farmers earn money 1.25 lakh machines on subsidy for in situ stubble management. “Under ex situ, industries are being encouraged to use stubble as fuel. Efforts are being made to generate CNG, electricity and other energy sources from straw,” he explained. He said the use of straw as fuel by the kilns would help check farm fires. It would also help farmers earn money by selling straw. “The Department of Environment and Science and Technology will provide technical aid to the kilns. The DCs have been told to ensure the instructions are followed,” he added. It may be recalled that the NHRC had recently noted that farmers were burning stubble “under compulsion” and state governments had failed to provide equipment to them. “The present polling percentage of votes cast through EVMs stands at 75.6, but with an additional 2 per cent postal ballots yet to be received, this figure is likely to go up further,” said Maneesh Garg, Chief Electoral Officer. Even as the counting of votes will be taken up on December 8, leaders of both parties are reported to be in touch with prominent rebels, who seem to be going strong with high chances of victory. continued on page 9 Punjab bans songs glorifying guns; to review armslicences Chandigarh, November 13 The Punjab Government today banned the public display of firearms, including on social media, and songs pro■ 3.75 lakh licensed arms in Punjab ■ Maximum in Ludhiana (30,000) ■ Bathinda (29,000), Patiala (27,000) moting gun culture, as it tightened regulations after facing flak over the law and order situation. It directed a review of arms licences within the next three months, with no new licence to be issued during the period, continued on page 9 Ambani to bid for Liverpool Football Club: Report Rajnath in Jhajjar: Will study demand for Sainik School LONDON: Billionaire Mukesh Ambani has entered the race to bid Tribune News Service IN BRIEF for Liverpool FC’s takeover, The Mirror reported. Its owner Fenway Sports Group is willing to sell the club for 4 billion pounds. PTI 1st private rocket’s launch put off to Nov 18 NEW DELHI: Inclement weather has put off the launch of India’s first privately developed rocket, Vikram-S, by three days to November 18, Hyderabad-based startup Skyroot Aerospace said. BACK PAGE Army Chief leaves for France on 4-day visit NEW DELHI: Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande on Sunday left for France on a four-day visit. He will hold talks with military brass of France with an aim to enhance defence ties between the two nations. BACK PAGE Jhajjar, November 13 Terming Haryana the land of the brave, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said many had laid down their lives to safeguard the country’s borders. “I salute such a brave land. In every village of Haryana, remarkable stories of valour can be heard,” he said while addressing a gath- ering after unveiling the statue of Prithviraj Chauhan at Kulana village here. Referring to some demands raised by various speakers on the occasion, including that of setting up of a Sainik School at Matanhail village in Jhajjar, Singh assured that he would go into the details related to it once he was back in Delhi. CM Manohar Lal Khattar, continued on page 9 The Group of 20 members will begin talks on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Tuesday under the hopeful theme of “recover together, recover stronger”. This G20 Summit is special for India because it will hold the presidency for one year, starting December 1, and the symbolic handover will take place during the summit in Bali. PM Modi has launched the G20 logo, which juxtaposes planet Earth with the lotus, India’s national flower that “reflects growth amid challenges”. “During our G20 continued on page 9 England players celebrate after winning the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup-2022 in Melbourne. They defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets. ANI Collegium system best, here to stay: Former CJI Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 13 Amid criticism of the Collegium system of appointing judges, former CJI UU Lalit on Sunday defended it as “perfect” and said it was here to stay. “According to me, it (Collegium system) is perfect the way it stands today... it has proved to have worked effectively,” Justice Lalit, who demitted office as the 49th CJI on November 8, said. Talking to the media at his residence this evening, he, however, said Parliament was free to enact a law like the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) once again, if it wished to. ❝ Won’t mind taking over as the NHRC Chairman, Lokpal or Law Commission Chairman. Justice UU Lalit (retd) DISAPPROVES OF GOGOI ACCEPTING RS SEAT Law Minister Kiren Rijiju had recently criticised the Collegium system for being opaque. “No system can be 100 per cent perfect. However, continued on page 9 edit: fill posts of judge
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