23112022-TT-01.qxd 11/22/2022 11:17 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 323 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH INDIA WIN T20 SERIES AGAINST NZ AFTER TIE IN NAPIER SPORT /thetribunechd PAK INTRUDER SHOT, ANOTHER ARRESTED IN JAMMU J&K INDIA LIKELY TO BE PM MODI HANDS OVER $40-TN ECONOMY BY GOVT JOB LETTERS TO 2047: AMBANI BUSINESS 71,000 YOUTH BACK PAGE wednesday | 23 november 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Aus Parl approves FTA with India DON’T CRY FOR ME, ARGENTINA Bilateral trade to double to USD 45-50 bn in 5 yrs |Duty-free access for 6K sectors Sandeep Dikshit Tribune News Service Argentina’s Lionel Messi reacts as the team loses FIFA World Cup match 1-2 to Saudi Arabia. The Saudi team, which had previously won only 3 WC matches, pulled off one of the biggest upsets of tournament. AP/PTI CBI files murder charges against Phogat’s aides New Delhi, November 22 The CBI has filed a chargesheet against two aides of Haryana BJP leader Sonali Phogat in a Goa court, indicting them for her murder. Officials said the agency filed the chargesheet against Sudhir Sangwan and Sukhwinder Singh under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC and other provisions at a special court in Mapusa on Monday. The CBI had kept the probe open in the case, they said. INSIDE New Delhi, November 22 The Australian Parliament on Tuesday approved the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India as well as with the UK. The announcement was made about both agreements in separate tweets by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. Holding a press conference after Albanese’s announcement, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said the first such FTA with a developed country in 10 years would BENEFICIARY SECTORS ■ Labour-intensive segmentssuch as sports goods, textiles, agricultural & fish products, leather, footwear, wine industry, jewellery, electrical goods and railway wagons ■ Pharma industrywill get a big boost for medicines approved by US ■ Employment gains with visas for chefs, yoga instructors; longer and easier visas for STEM graduates, postgraduates and doctoral students DISTURBING TREND In 10 years of the UPA govt, they had six CECs and the present NDA govt, in nearly eight years, has had eight CECs. This is a disturbing trend. SC Bench ❝ 2004, no CEC had completed the six-year tenure. “In 10 years of the UPA gov- ernment, they had six CECs and the present NDA government, in nearly eight years, has had eight CECs. This is a disturbing trend as far as our country is concerned. There are no checks and balances in the Constitution. This is how the silence of the Constitution is being exploited. There is no law and legally, they are correct. Nothing could be done in the absence of a law,” the Bench said. continued on page 10 ZERO-DUTY ACCESS Oz to offer zero-duty access for 96.4% of exports (by value); these items currently attract 4-5% customs MODI GOVT AIMING AT MORE FTAs REPORT INSIDE increase bilateral trade from the present USD 27.5 billion to USD 45-50 billion in the next five years. It would help provide duty-free access to the Australian market for over Fake medicines seized in Baddi, 3 detained Silence of Constitution exploited: SC on appointment of CEC, ECs New Delhi, November 22 The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned the Centre on the absence of a law to govern the appointment of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Election Commissioners (ECs), saying the “silence of the Constitution” was being exploited by successive governments. Terming it a “disturbing trend”, a five-judge Constitution Bench led by Justice KM Joseph pointed out that since Union Minister Piyush Goyal speaks on the trade pact, in New Delhi. ANI 6,000 broad sectors, including textiles, leather, furniture, jewellery and machinery. Immigration to Australia will also receive a boost as “visas for Indian chefs and yoga instructors along with the assurance that every child who goes will be given an opportunity for employment there. STEM graduates, doctoral students will get four years of work visa in Australia. Postgraduates will get three years’ work visa,” said Goyal. It was not clear whether the FTA will address the trade continued on page 10 Ambulances without O2 facility, Punjab fines firm ~12 lakh CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Health Systems Corporation has slapped a fine of Rs 11.98 lakh on Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd, the company which manages “108” ambulances in the state. Of nearly 300 ambulances, many were found without proper oxygen facility. INSIDE Tribune News Service Solan, November 22 A team of the Drugs Control Administration (DCA) seized counterfeit medicines of leading brands from a car bearing an Uttar Pradesh registration number near a toll barrier at Baddi today. Loose strips of Zerodol TH 4 manufactured under the name of Ipca Laboratories Ltd, Sikkim; Rosuvastatin tablets (USV Pvt Ltd, Baddi); and Mon- WAREHOUSE RAIDED ■ Seized drugs manufactured under the name of leading brands ■ Seizure led officials to a Baddi ware- IN BRIEF Assam-Meghalaya border firing kills 6 GUWAHATI: Six persons, includ- ing an Assam forest guard, were killed in violence at the disputed Assam-Meghalaya border in the early hours of Tuesday. BACK PAGE SC to hear plea against poll bonds on Dec 6 NEW DELHI: The SC will hear on December 6 the plea of a Congress leader challenging a notification by which sale of electoral bonds was extended by 15 days in the election year. TNS house, where drugs were stocked ■ Drugs manufactured at a Baroti- wala unit, a non-licensed premises tair-10 (Cipla, Sikkim) were seized. State Drugs Controller continued on page 10 4 die after consuming hooch in Sonepat SONEPAT: Four persons died after allegedly consuming spurious liquor at Shamri village here. The condition of three others is critical. A case has been registered. INSIDE
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