17112022-TT-01.qxd 11/16/2022 11:15 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 317 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH FOUR ARRESTED FOR GRENADE ATTACKS IN SRINAGAR J&K PM TAKES UP DEFENCE, SECURITY WITH FRENCH PREZ MACRON WORLD /thetribunechd SENSEX NEARS 62K ON TRUMP ANNOUNCES BUYING IN BANKING 2024 PRESIDENTIAL STOCKS BUSINESS RUN BACK PAGE thursday | 17 november 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com No fuel source should be singled out, India’s G20 presidency to be action-oriented:Modi rich nations must act: India at COP27 New Delhi to officially assume charge on Dec 1 for a year Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 16 No sector or fuel source should be singled out for action in the fight against climate change, India has said at the ongoing UN climate summit COP27 in Egypt, calling for “action, and not mere promises”, by developed nations. India is leading the push for the ongoing COP27 summit to conclude with a decision on phasing down of all fossil fuels, a move that may shift focus from coal alone but raise strong concerns from oil and gas-reliant countries. The Glasgow Climate Pact had last year included a pledge by countries to “phase out” the use of unabated coal, before a lastminute push by China, India and the US to change it to “phase down”. Unabated coal refers to the use of coal power that is not mitigated with India opposes restrictions on coal alone INDIA’S INSTALLED GENERATION CAPACITY ■ India has been calling for ‘phase down’ of all fossil fuels rather than coal alone ■ Says it must be accepted that all fossil fuels contribute to greenhouse gas emissions ■ Developed nations are pushing India to reduce reliance on coal-fired power Total fossil fuel Coal Lignite Gas Diesel Non-fossil fuel Hydro Wind Solar BM power/cogen Waste to energy Small hydropower Nuclear energy COUNTRIES PUTTING IN THEIR BEST In climate action, no sector, no fuel source and no gas should be singled out for action… countries will do what is suitable as per their national circumstances. ❝ *FIGURES BY CEA (AS ON SEPT 30, 2022) Bhupender Yadav, ENVIRONMENT MINISTER technologies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Speaking at the BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) ministerial meeting on Tuesday night, Envi- 57.9% 50% 1.6% 6.1% 0.1% 42.1% 11.5% 10.2% 14.9% 2.5% 0.1% 1.2% 1.7% ronment Minister Bhupender Yadav said, “In climate action, no sector, no fuel source and no gas should be singled out for action. In the spirit of the Paris Agreement, countries will do what is suitable as per their national circumstances.” Reiterating India’s stance, Yadav said developed countries must act as mere prom- ises won’t do. India has been arguing for “phase down” of all fossil fuels, rather than a narrower deal to “phase down” coal, as was agreed last year, to achieve the Paris Agreement goals. On Saturday, Indian negotiators said that talks should wrap up with a decision to “phase down” all fossil fuels. Citing the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, they told the Egyptian COP27 presidency that meeting the long-term goal of the Paris Agreement “required phase down of all fossil fuels”. They said it should be acknowledged that “all fossil fuels contributed to greenhouse gas emissions”. Yadav said for India, a mere transition meant transition to a low-carbon development strategy over a time scale that ensured food and energy security, and growth and continued on page 10 Try Kathua rape-murder CAN’T FORCE THOSE FEEDING DOGS TO ADOPT THEM: SC accused as adult, says SC No ‘coercive’ steps against dog lovers Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 16 Holding that the eighth accused in the case of gangrape and murder of an eightyear-old nomadic girl in Kathua in January 2018 was not a juvenile, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said he had to be tried as an adult. “The impugned order passed by the CJM, Kathua, and the High Court is set aside. It is held that the respondent accused was not a juvenile at the time of commission of the offence and should be tried the way other co-accused were tried in TOP COURT RELIES ON MEDICAL BOARD REPORT ‘IN INTEREST OF JUSTICE’ accordance with the law. Law to take its own course,” a Bench of Justice Ajay Rastogi and Justice JB Pardiwala said, allowing the appeal filed by the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Going by the birth certificate, Kathua Chief Judicial Magistrate had on March 27, 2018, held that accused Shubam Sangra was a juvenile on the date of the commission of the offence and the finding was affirmed by continued on page 10 New Delhi, November 16 The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the Bombay High Court’s observation that those feeding them must adopt or put them up in dog shelter homes and bear the necessary expenses. “You cannot insist that people who want to feed them, must adopt them,” a Bench led by Justice Sanjiv Khanna said, directing the Nagpur Municipal Corporation to take steps for the general public to feed stray dogs at appropriate locations, demarcated and identified by them. The Bench said till the next date of hearing no coercive ANIMAL BOARD’S RESPONSE SOUGHT ■ Nagpur MC & Animal Welfare Board of India told to file their response in the case;no coercive steps in pursuance of HC order till next hearing, says SC steps should be taken in pursuance of the October 20 order of the high court, which had imposed a penalty of Rs 200 for every breach. The high court had also said no resident of Nagpur and areas surrounding it should feed or make any attempt to feed stray dogs in public places, gardens, etc. While hearing petitions challenging the high court order, it asked the public to ensure no nuisance was caused by feeding stray dogs. The top court asked the municipal corporation and Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) to file their responses as also take stand on the directions given in the continued on page 10 New Delhi, November 16 Taking over the presidency of the G20 grouping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday assured its leaders that India’s G20 presidency would be inclusive, ambitious, decisive and action-oriented. “It is a proud occasion for every Indian to assume the G20 presidency. We will organise G20 meetings in different cities and states of our country. Our guests will get a full experience of India’s amazing diversity, inclusive traditions and cultural richness,” said the PM at the closing session of the G20 summit in Indonesia. After the presidency devolves on India for a year from December 1, the next G20 summit will be held in the country. The PM admitted that India was taking charge of the G20 at a time when the world was simultaneously grappling with geopolitical tensions, economic slowdown, rising food and energy prices, and the long-term illeffects of the pandemic. “At such a time, the world is looking at the G20 with hope. Over the next one year, India will strive to ensure that the PM Modi & Indonesian President Widodo at the handover event. AP/PTI FOCUS ON ‘ONE FAMILY, ONE FUTURE’ The G20 has to convey a strong message in favour of peace and harmony. All these priorities are fully embodied in the theme of India’s G20 chairmanship – One Earth, One Family, One Future. PM Modi ❝ UK CLEARS 3K VISAS FOR INDIAN PROFESSIONALS ■ PM Narendra Modi met UK PM Rishi Sunak with London announcing that 3,000 Indians will be granted visas annually under a young professionals’ scheme G20 becomes the catalyst for new ideas and accelerates collective action. The sense of ownership over natural resources is giving rise to 8 killed as vehicle falls into gorge in Kishtwar JAMMU: Eight persons lost their lives when the SUV they were travelling in skidded off the road & fell into a deep gorge in the Marwah area of the mountainous Kishtwar district on Wednesday evening. INSIDE Vermani appointed full-time Niti Aayog member NEW DELHI: Ex-Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Virmani has been appointed a full-time member of the NITI Aayog. He was a member of the technical advisory panel of the RBI from Feb 2013 to Aug 2016. PTI Bombay HC orders fresh testing of J&J baby powder MUMBAI: The Bombay HC on Wednesday ordered fresh testing of John- son & Johnson baby powder samples & permitted the firm to manufacture the product but not to sell it, as per a government order. PTI Tribune News Service Navlakha’s release stalled as NIA flags 'safety concerns' Mumbai: The release of activist Gautam Navlakha, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoists links case, was delayed yet again on Wednesday as the NIA raised safety concerns over the premises in Navi Mumbai where he proposes to live during house arrest. The NIA said the building’s ownership was in the name of a “secretary of Communist Party” who had been its manager for 25 to 30 years. — PTI ■ The court allows pardon to businessman Dinesh Arora ■ Told court he wanted to make ‘true disclosure voluntarily’ ■ The court earlier granted bail to Arora as CBI didn’t oppose it to the Delhi MC where AAP and the BJP are locked in a bitter contest. The court had earlier granted anticipatory bail to Arora after the CBI didn’t oppose his petition. The CBI, in its reply to the bail plea, had stated that Arora had disclosed certain facts which were vital for the investigation. — PTI Solan, November 16 Nine medicine samples manufactured by various pharmaceutical firms in Himachal Pradesh are among 50 drugs declared substandard nationwide by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) in its monthly alert issued today. The firms comprise Lifevision Healthcare DM Pharma, Salus Pharmaceuticals, Shiva Biogenetic Laboratories, Health Biotech, ANG Lifesciences India Ltd and Healcure Lifesciences from Baddi and Nalagarh; Pushkar Pharma in Kala Amb and Zee Laboratories, Paonta Sahib. Paracetamol: Fever, moderate pain Esolip-40: Gastro-resistant medication Pantoprazole: Reduces stomach acid B-complex: Treats vitamin deficiency Ondasetron: For nausea during chemo Montelukast: Given for mild asthma 50 fail safety test across the country As many as 1,280 samples drawn from various states by the CDSCO were tested, of which 1,230 cleared the safety test while 50 were declared substandard. These comprise paracetamol tablets used to treat fever and mild to moderate pain; Esolip-40, a gastro-resistant medica- conflict today, and has become the main cause of the plight of the environment,” continued on page 10 edit: G20 declaration IN BRIEF Ambika Sharma EXCISE POLICY ‘SCAM’ between the leaders, a 10 Downing Street statement said the first announcement in the scheme pertained to India. INSIDE TRIBUNE FILE Court allows Sisodia’s 9 drugs produced in Himachal fail safety test ‘aide’ to turn approver USED FOR COMMON AILMENTS New Delhi, November 16 In fresh trouble for Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, a city court today allowed the CBI’s plea to make businessman Dinesh Arora, an accused considered close to the AAP leader, an approver in the excise policy case. Special Judge MK Nagpal passed the order while allowing pardon to Arora, sources said. Arora had told the court he was ready to make “true disclosure voluntarily” and expressed the desire to turn an approver. The development comes days ahead of the Assembly polls in Gujarat and the polls ■ Hours before the meeting Dicowin plus: Used to aid digestion Cinafroz BR: Cough syrup Midazolam jab: Used before surgery 1,280 samples drawn from across India tion, and pantoprazole, which reduces stomach acid. Also on the list are B-complex tablets, used to treat vitamin deficiency; ondasetron, prescribed for nausea and vomiting during cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy; montelukast, given for mild asthma, and dicowin plus capsules, used to aid digestion. Cinafroz BR cough syrup and midazolam injection, used before surgery or a procedure, have also been declared unsafe. Various reasons such as description, power of hydrogen (pH), presence of particulate matter, sterility, dissolution, fineness of dispersion and disintegration have been stated as the reasons for failure. Navneet Marwaha, State Drugs Controller, said the batches declared substandard would be immediately withdrawn from the market. He said show-cause notices had been issued to all firms and the drug inspectors had continued on page 10 Mask no more must for air travel New Delhi, November 16 Rules regarding the mandatory use of masks for domestic and international air travellers have been relaxed. Travelling without a mask will no more attract penal action. An office memorandum circulated by the Ministry of Civil Aviation said that inflight announcements henceforth may only mention that in view of the threat posed by Covid-19, all passengers should preferably use mask/face covers. “Any specific reference to fine/penal action need not be announced as part of the in-flight announcements. Hence, consolidated Covid19 instructions for domestic and international air travel issued for passengers, airport operators and airlines issued vide order, dated May 10, stand modified,” the memorandum stated. — TNS Confer Bharat Ratna on Bhagat Singh, Lala Lajpat Rai: Mann Haryana tightens norms DEMANDS NATIONAL MARTYR STATUS FOR SARABHA for new crushers in 3 dists Punjab CM Mann pays tributes to Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha. Ludhiana, November 16 Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today sought the Bharat Ratna for martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev, Kartar Singh Sarabha, Lala Lajpat Rai and other legendary martyrs, who sacrificed their lives during the freedom struggle. Addressing a state-level function to mark the martyrdom day of Kartar Singh Sarabha at the martyr’s native village in Ludhiana district, the Chief Minister said ■ Punjab CM bats for Bharat Ratna for Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev, Kartar Singh Sarabha and Lala Lajpat Rai ■ Demands a national martyr status for Kartar Singh Sarabha; says his government will raise the matter with the Centre ■ Announces that the construction of a civil terminal at the upcom- ing international airport in Halwara will be completed soon bestowing Bharat Ratna on the martyrs would enhance the prestige of the award. “These great martyrs deserve the award because they made the supreme sacrifice for emancipating the country from foreign rule,” Mann said, adding he had urged the Union Government to confer the highest civilian award on the martyrs. He also demanded a national martyr status for Kartar Singh Sarabha, adding that the state government would raise the matter with the Centre soon. The Chief Minister claimed that the international airport in Mohali had been named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh because of the strenuous efforts made by the state government. “Airports, universities and other institutions must be named after martyrs so that their legacy lives on,” said Mann. The Chief Minister announced his government would soon complete the construction of a civil terminal at the upcoming international airport in Halwara. The airport, which is coming up over an area of 161 acre, will entail a cost of Rs 50 crore. The CM also announced that Government Senior Secondary School at Sarabha village would be transformed into a “school of eminence”. “It will be a real tribute to the martyr, who laid down his life at the altar of motherland at a young age,” he added. — TNS Bhartesh Singh Thakur Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 16 Aiming to curb pollution, the Haryana Environment and Climate Change Department has barred the setting up of new stone crushers outside the identified zones in Faridabad, Palwal and Gurugram districts. Listing new norms for setting up crushers, the department, in a draft notification, CAN’T BE SET UP OUTSIDE FIXED ZONES IN PALWAL, F’BAD, G’GRAM said the minimum distance from the nearest national or state highway must be 500 metres, 5 km from the DelhiNCR region and 2 km from the limits of the nearest municipal corporation. The distance should be 500 metres from any educational continued on page 10
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