21112022-TTB-01.qxd 11/20/2022 11:41 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 321 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA HYBRID ULTRA KILLED IN ANANTNAG, 3 HELD IN SRINAGAR J&K SURYA FIRES TON, INDIA TAKE 1-0 LEAD AGAINST NZ IN T20I SERIES SPORT /thetribunechd COLLECTIVES CAN SPUR A FARMER-LED MOVEMENT INFOCUS BJP SUSPENDS SEVEN REBELS IN GUJARAT BACK PAGE monday | 21 november 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com COUGH SYRUP HAI TO ALVIDA KHANSI For more information, please call or WhatsApp us: +91 977 921 4455 / firstname.lastname@example.org COP27 seals ‘loss & damage’deal Trump’s Twitter account restored New Delhi, November 20 Elon Musk on Sunday reinstated former US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account. He had been permanently banned from the social media platform by the previous management in January 2021. Musk had run an online poll asking whether Trump’s account should be reinstated. In the poll that received 15,085,458 votes, 51.8 per cent voted “yes” and 48.2 per cent were against the move. continued on page 9 Fund to aid poor nations hit by climate disasters | No consent on fossil fuels World waited far LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: Qatar players pose for a selfie before their FIFA World Cup match with Ecuador on Sunday. REUTERS Fugitive Zakir Naik invited by Qatar to give talks during FIFA World Cup New Delhi, November 20 Islamist evangelist Zakir Naik, wanted in India for promoting enmity among religious groups and inciting youths to commit terrorist acts, has been invited by Qatar to give lectures throughout the FIFA World Cup which began on Sunday at a stadium 35 km from Doha. The news about the invite split the social media with many raising questions about Naik getting a public airing, three years after he was banned from delivering speeches in Malaysia, his IN BRIEF Mangalore blast act of terror, says DGP MANGALORE: The blast in an auto in Kankanadi was “not accidental” but an “act of terror”carried out with the intention of causing serious damage, the Karnataka DGP said on Sunday. PTI US varsity allows Sikh pupils to wear kirpan NEW YORK: The University of North Carolina has allowed Sikh students to wear a kirpan after a video was posted online showing a student being handcuffed for carrying a kirpan. PTI SC to take up curative plea on KPs’ ‘genocide’ NEW DELHI: The SC will hear on November 22 a curative petition seeking a probe by the CBI/NIA into the “genocide” of Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) in J&K during 1989-90. BACK PAGE FLED INDIA IN 2016 ■ Zakir Naik, who faces charges of money laundering and hate speech in India, fled country in 2016 ■ He took refuge in Malaysia, where he was banned from giving speeches ■ His Peace TV network is also banned in Bangladesh, Canada, Sri Lanka and the UK country of refuge after he fled India in 2016 on accusations of hate speeches, subversion and money laundering. Besides India, his Peace TV network is also banned in Bangladesh, Canada, Sri Lanka and the UK. Naik is accused of influencing through his speeches perpetrators of the 2016 Dhaka bombing that killed 20, including 17 foreigners, and the much more devastating Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed over 250 in 2019. Some who joined the ISIS and were later apprehended confessed that the turning point was their meeting with Naik, who has denied having any role. — TNS New Delhi, November 20 The UN climate talks in Egypt ended with a landmark decision to set up a loss and damage fund to help poor countries being battered by climate disasters, but the outcome on other crucial issues such as India’s call for phasing down all fossil fuels reflected little progress. The creation of the fund was welcomed by many who called it a “shift in the mindset that offered hope” for the destruction caused by disasters induced by climate change. However, this was the bare minimum that has been accomplished as a number of issues crucial to the operationalisation of this fund, some of them highly contentious, have been left for another day. New Delhi, November 20 Coronary stents, which help treat heart conditions by opening up narrowed arteries, continue to be retained in the National List of Essential Medicines, notified by the government this week. The NLEM 2022 has brought both bare metal stents (BMS) and drug eluting stents (DES) continued on page 9 Air surcharge: Leh and beyond Rs 2.00 COP27 chief Sameh Shoukry makes a statement during the closing plenary session at Sharm el-Sheikh. REUTERS FINER DETAILS MISSING INDIA’S ACTIVE ROLE ■ Who will contribute to the fund? ■ India engaged constructively ■ Who will be able to access it? and actively on deal over loss and damage fund ■ Also proposed phasing down all fossil fuels, though it didn’t go through ■ How will it be managed? ■ Transitional committee set up to look into these issues Since there is still no clarity on funding arrangements, experts said a broader discus- Satya Prakash Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 20 Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud has urged senior advocates not to treat their juniors as slaves and pay them decent salaries, saying this kind of practice must change. “For far too long, we have regarded youngsters in our profession as slave workers. Because that is how we grew up…This is the old ragging principle in Delhi University that those who were Sixth shooter arrested Slash personal income after encounter in Jaipur tax rates, CII urges govt Chandigarh, November 20 The sixth shooter allegedly involved in the murder of Dera Sacha Sauda follower Pardeep Singh was arrested on Sunday following a brief encounter in a joint operation by the Punjab and Rajasthan police in Jaipur. Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav said the arrested shooter, identified as Ramjan Khan, alias Raj Hooda, was injured in his leg during the shootout. The police teams also arrested his two accomplices Happy Mehla (19) and Sahil Mehla (18), both residents of Hanumangarh in Rajasthan. Two pistols have been recovered from their possession. The development comes three days after the Punjab Police arrested three persons, including two main shooters identified as Man- DERA FOLLOWER’S KILLING TWO AIDES HELD Acting on inputs, the AntiGangster Task Force of Punjab Police headed for Jaipur Shooter Ramjan was holed up in a building with his two aides He opened fire, prompting cops to retaliate Ramjan was hurt, his aides nabbed preet Singh, alias Mani, and Bhupinder Singh, alias Goldy, and one facilitator identified as Baljit Singh, alias Manna, involved in the targeted killing. DGP Yadav said acting on inputs, the Anti-Gangster Task Force headed by ADGP continued on page 9 Lalit Mohan Tribune News Service Dharamsala, November 20 Border areas of Kangra district along Pathankot, Punjab, remain a drug hotspot, posing a challenge to the police to check the widespread menace. In the Nurpur area, 62 NDPS cases have been registered in five police stations of Jawali, Fatehpur, Nurpur, Indora and Damtal this year. Of these, more than half (33) have been registered at the Damtal police station alone. DRUG HOTSPOTS 33 CASES IN DAMTAL ■ In Nurpur area, 62 NDPS cases registered this year ■ Of these, 33 registered at Damtal police station alone ■ In a worrying sign, several village youths in Nurpur area have taken to drug peddling The fact that only 80 cases have been registered at 16 other police stations of the entire IT’LL REBUILD TRUST not be ❝ Clearly thisiswillmuchenough, but it a needed political signal to rebuild broken trust António Guterres, UN CHIEF sion based on the definition of development itself and the reformation of financial sys- tems must take place at the highest level as costs from continued on page 9 New Delhi, November 20 India today called as “historic” the deal on fund to address loss and damage due to climate change-induced disasters, saying “the world has waited far too long for this”. At the same time, making an intervention in the closing plenary session of COP27, Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said the world should not burden farmers with mitigation (reducing emissions of greenhouse gases) responsibilities. “We congratulate you on your untiring efforts to evolve a consensus. The world has waited far too long for this,” Yadav said, addressing the Egyptian presidency. continued on page 9 Juniors not your slaves: CJI to senior lawyers FM begins pre-Budget consultations today New Delhi, November 20 Even as Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will begin pre-Budget consultations on Monday, industry body CII has sought a reduction in personal income tax rates, decriminalisation of GST and a relook at the capital gains tax rates. The Finance Minister is likely to present the Budget for 2023-24 on February 1, 2023. This will be the last full Budget of the Modi government as a vote of account will be tabled in 2024, an election year. “The government should contemplate a reduction in the rates of personal income tax in its next push for reforms as this would increase disposable income and revive the demand Kangra battles dope supply via Pb, J&K Coronary stents stay on essential medicine list too long for this: India hails move Tribune News Service district makes it clear that Damtal is the most-hit area. To curb drug peddling, the state government had recently carved out a police district in Nurpur, comprising five police stations. An SP-rank officer heads the police district. DIG (Northern Range) Sumedha Dwivedi said synthetic drugs such as heroin were smuggled into the Nurpur area from adjoining areas of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir. “The district police are working in continued on page 9 WILL REVIVE DEMAND ❝ The goverment shouldthe contemplate a reduction in rates of personal income tax in its next push for reform as this would increase disposable incomes and revive the demand cycle. Sanjiv Bajaj, CII PREZ cycle,” said CII president Sanjiv Bajaj in the pre-Budget note. Consumption will also get a boost on reduction of 28% GST on select consumer continued on page 9 Mining firm staff attack protesting farmers, two hurt Yamunanagar, November 20 Two farmers were injured when they were allegedly attacked by some people involved in mining activities in Yamunanagar district today. The injured have been identified as Parth Rana and Kirpal Rana, both residents of Model Town Karhera village. They have been admitted to the Civil Hospital. According to information, the farmers had given a call continued on page 9 ragged, would always go on to rag people who were below them. It was like passing on the blessings of being ragged,” said Justice Chandrachud, who took over as the 50th CJI on November 9. Speaking at a function organised by the Bar Council of India (BCI) to felicitate him on Saturday evening, Justice Chandrachud said, “Some young lawyers do not even have chambers where they are paid money...If you continued on page 9 CJI DY Chandrachud
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