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It said that “in such a sensitive matter the assistance of Union of India was of paramount importance as the matter has huge repercussions on the public order, peace, tranquillity and criminal justice system of the country”. Rajiv Gandhi, a former Prime Minister, was assassi- CONGRESS CALLS IT BELATED WISDOM A case of belated wisdom. The BJP govt has been blatantly apathetic towards this case. What’s the point in locking the door after the horse has bolted? ❝ KC Venugopal, CONGRESS GEN SECY Nalini Sriharan and Murugan were among six convicts freed recently. FILE WHAT CENTRE’S PETITION SAYS ■ Order was passed without In such a sensitive affording it adequate opportumatter, the assistance of nity to assist the top court Union of India was of ■ Convicts didn’t formally paramount importance implead it as a party as the matter has huge ■ Open court hearing required repercussions on public ■ Four of the six convicts granted order, peace, tranquillity remission are Sri Lankan & criminal justice system nationals… the matter has international ramifications of the country. ❝ nated on May 21, 1991, at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu by a woman suicide bomber, Dhanu, during an election rally. The top court — which had ordered the release of convict AG Perarivalan on May 18 — said its order in Perarivalan’s case was equally 2 shooters among 3 held for dera follower’s killing Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 17 The Punjab Police on Thursday arrested three persons, including two shooters, involved in the targeted killing of Dera Sacha Sauda follower Pardeep Singh. DGP Gaurav Yadav said the shooters were identified as Manpreet Singh (26), alias Mani, and Bhupinder Singh (22), alias Goldy, both of Faridkot, while the third accused was Baljit Singh, alias Manna, of Muktsar. Sirsa-based Pardeep Singh, an accused in the 2015 Bargari sacrilege case, was shot dead by six assailants at Kotkapura on November 10. The DGP said, “Both the shooters were arrested from Hoshiarpur while they were waiting for a bus to flee to Himachal Pradesh. Both have criminal cases pending against them. Their interrogation is expected to unravel the conspiracy hatched by Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar and his network SIX ACCUSED NOW IN POLICE CUSTODY applicable to convicts Nalini Sriharan, Robert Payas, Ravichandran, Suthenthira Raja, alias Santhan, V Sriharan, alias Murugan, and Jayakumar. A day after the order, they all walked free. Review petitions are generally heard “in chamber” — and continued on page 10 COP27draft omits India’s proposal on fossil fuels New Delhi, November 17 The first informal draft of the climate agreement from the UN summit COP27 in Egypt doesn’t mention phasing down of all fossil fuels, a proposal that was put forward by India and supported by the European Union and several other countries. Published on Thursday, the 20-page document has only repeated several of the goals from last year’s Glasgow Cli- London, November 17 Britain is now in recession and headed towards further shrinkage, the country’s finance minister revealed on Thursday as he tabled his much-anticipated emergency Budget with tax rises impacting millions. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt tabled the Autumn Statement in the House of Commons, cheered on by British PM Rishi Sunak, to lay out government’s plans to get the economy back on track following the shockwaves of a rolled back miniBudget of predecessor Liz Truss in September. The independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecast, published alongside the new Budget, pointed to Baljit WAS SHOT ON NOV 10 ■ Dera follower Pardeep Singh was shot dead by 6 assailants at Kotkapura on November 10 ■ Three shooters nabbed within hours of the murder from Patiala by the Delhi Police ■ Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar had claimed responsibility for the killing ■ Goldy Brar is also the main accused in murder case of singer Sidhu Moosewala in the case.” Yadav said Manna was arrested from Jaito in Faridkot for providing logistical support to three Haryanabased shooters, including two minors, already arrested by the Delhi Police. Faridkot SSP Rajpal Singh said they had secured permission to question the minors. achieved, won’t carry lasting value. Bhupender Yadav mate Pact “to accelerate measures towards the ‘phase down’ of unabated coal power and ‘phase out’ and rationalisation of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies”. The draft also does not include details on launching Britain’s Chancellor Jeremy Hunt at the House of Commons. REUTERS global energy ❝ There is aeconomic crisis.crisis, a global inflation crisis and a global With this plan for stability, growth and public services, we will face into the storm. higher energy prices driven by the Russia-Ukraine conflict as largely to blame for RSS leader flags anti-India‘ecosystem’ CV Ananda Bose appointed West Bengal Governor involving FB, Google NEW DELHI: CV Ananda Bose was on Thursday appointed Governor of West Bengal, a communique from the Rashtrapati Bhavan said. His appointment will take effect on the date he assumes charge of office. PTI Now, search for brand, small biz on WhatsApp SAN FRANCISCO: WhatsApp on Thursday announced new features for a better commerce experience. “People can now search for a brand or a small biz right on WhatsApp,” said Mark Zuckerberg. IANS New Delhi: A senior RSS functionary on Thursday termed the “ecosystem of Islamists, evangelists, cultural Marxists and global tech giants Google, Facebook and Twitter” India’s major challenge and said breaking this ecosystem was key to India’s rise as the world power. Speaking in the presence of Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar continued on page 10 Haryana clips JEs’ powers, architects to now issue occupancy certificates Bhartesh Singh Thakur PROCESS TO TAKE EIGHT DAYS Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 17 Clipping the powers of Junior Engineers (JEs), the Town and Country Planning Department (TCPD), Haryana, has allowed architects, registered with the Council of Architecture, to issue occupation certificates (OCs) for residential houses in licensed colonies. Earlier, JEs would visit the JEs would earlier visit site, make reports for issuing OCs Now, architects can certify house fit for grant of OC Owner will get OC within eight days of filing application In case of violation, architect to get notice, face blacklisting site and prepare reports for the issuance of OCs by the department. As per the standard procedure issued on Wednesday, the architect will fill a template with the facts and self-certify that the building is complete in all respects and fit for the grant continued on page 10 US trekker’s death in D’sala raises questions over delayed rescue Dharamsala, November 17 The death of a 30-year-old US citizen, Macmillan Anderson, while on a trekking expedition in Dhauladhar mountains here has raised questions over the delayed rescue operation, and that too despite the foreign national having sent out a HOTEL DIDN’T ALERT THE POLICE FOR TWO DAYS NOV 8 Macmillan alerts hotel owners ‘he is trapped and running low on food’ Hotel owners claim they immediately launched a search at their own level distress message. The US citizen’s body was handed over to his relatives Macmillan Anderson NOV 10 Kangra police receive call from US embassy NOV 11 A massive today. The autopsy showed he died of multiple injuries caused due to a fall from a cliff. a fund to address “loss and damage”, a key demand by most climate-vulnerable nations, though it “welcomed” that the topic was taken up as part of this year’s agenda. Developing countries have demanded Wealthy countries are being encouraged (not compelled) to increase support and align funding flows with 1.5°C,” they said. Overall, the document “stresses the importance of exerting all efforts to achieve the Paris Agreement temperature goal of holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius continued on page 10 edit: Not coal alone against Collegium system IN BRIEF NEW DELHI: The government on Thursday issued an order extending the tenure of ED Director Sanjay K Mishra (62)by a year. The 1984-batch IRS officer has been granted his third extension till November 18, 2023. TNS Manpreet ❝ Without cumulative emissions in check,ifsuccess with other environmental challenges, even they are that the ongoing COP27 conclude with a decision to launch the fund. According to observers at the meeting, the draft “ballooned from two pages to 20” and included a list of options. “It is far from a final version as there are still some hours of hard negotiations to go, including on the equity issue. However, there is no mention of gas and oil or India’s fossil fuel ‘phase down’ language. UK in recession, Hunt raises taxes SC agrees to list petition ED Director Sanjay Mishra gets third extension Bhupinder HAD SOUGHT PHASING DOWN OF ALL FOSSIL FUELS search operation launched in the Dhauladhars NOV 15 Body found Sources said Macmillan had on November 8 messaged the owners of the hotel in Naddi where he had been staying that “he was trapped in mountains and running low on food”. The hotel employees claimed to have carried out a rescue operation on their own for two days, but without any success. The local administration and the continued on page 10 the downturn, with economic growth not expected until continued on page 10 New Delhi, November 17 The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to consider listing “in due course” a PIL urging it to reconsider the Collegium system of judicial appointments to the Supreme Court and the high courts. The PIL – which came close on the heels of Law Minister Kiren Rijiju criticising the Collegium system under which judges appoint judges – was mentioned by advocate Mathews J Nedumpara before a Bench led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud for urgent listing. Referring to the 2015 Constitution Bench verdict declar- COLLEGIUM-TYPE SYSTEM FOR ECs OPPOSED ■ The Centre on Thursday opposed in the SC pleas seeking a collegium-type system to appoint CEC and ECs ■ Any attempt to do this would amount to constitutional amendment, the Centre said ■ The SC sought to know why Parliament had not been able to come up with any law dealing with the appointment of CEC and ECs ing unconstitutional the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) continued on page 10
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