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CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 TERROR MODULE BUSTED, FOUR ARRESTED J&K RUTURAJ GAIKWAD HITS RECORD SEVEN SIXES IN 43-RUN OVER SPORT /thetribunechd S&P CUTS INDIA’S GROWTH FORECAST TO 7% BUSINESS MODI: CONGRESS SHOULD SHUN POLITICS OF DIVIDE & RULE BACK PAGE tuesday | 29 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 Adhere to law for appointment of judges: SC takes exception to Rijiju’s statement Canada to invest more in visa processing at Chd & Delhi Law Minister had said Centre couldn’t be accused of sitting on Collegium recommendations Tribune News Service Tribune News Service TIMELINES NOT MET, WE’RE ANGUISHED New Delhi, November 28 Taking exception to Law Minister Kiren Rijiju’s reported statement that the Collegium could issue notification for judges’ appointment if it thought the government was sitting over its recommendations, the Supreme Court on Monday asked Attorney General R Venkataramani to ensure that the law was followed. “Names are not being cleared. How can the system work? We have expressed our anguish. It appears that the government is unhappy that the NJAC (National ❝ Most of the names recommended have crossed the four-month limit... Names are not being cleared. How can the system work? We have expressed our anguish… Bench Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014) did not pass muster... Can that be the reason not to clear the names for so long?” a Bench led by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul asked the Attorney General. IN BRIEF IFFI jury chief: ‘Kashmir Files’ a propaganda NEW DELHI: In a controversial end to IFFI, the jury head, Israeli filmmak- er Nadav Lapid, speaking at the closing ceremony, criticised Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’, calling it ‘propaganda’. BACK PAGE BJP ex-minister joins Congress in Gujarat NEW DELHI: Former Gujarat minister Jay Narayan Vyas, the face of the Gujarat Government in TV debates when Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister, on Monday joined the Congress. BACK PAGE Weapon used by Aaftab Poonawala recovered NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police have recovered the weapon allegedly used by Aaftab Poonawala to cut the body of his live-in partner Shraddha Walkar in Mehrauli, sources said on Monday. BACK PAGE Wife, son kill man, chop body into 10 parts; held “If today the government says it will not adhere to the law of the land then tomorrow someone will not adhere to another part. You must think of the larger picture, Mr Attorney,” the Bench ACT AGAINST STRIKING LAWYERS, BCI TOLD New Delhi: Expressing strong displeasure over the agitation by members of Bar associations in some districts of Odisha, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Bar Council of India (BCI) to take appropriate action, including suspension of licences, against striking lawyers. INSIDE told Venkataramani. “Never say that the government is sitting on files. Don’t send files to the government then… you appoint yourself, you run the show,” Rijiju had continued on page 10 Eyes India as critical partner in its Indo-Pacific strategy Centre ‘returns’ 20 files to Collegium New Delhi, November 28 The Centre is understood to have asked the SC Collegium to reconsider 20 files related to the appointment of high GAY LAWYER’S NAME INCLUDED court judges, including that of advocate Saurabh Kirpal – a declared gay, sources said on Monday. The government expressed “strong reservations” about the recommended names as it sent back the files to the Collegium on November 25, the sources said. — TNS New Delhi, November 28 Canada’s new Indo-Pacific strategy calls India a critical partner with focus on trade and immigration. The strategy calls for a preliminary trade agreement as a step towards a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. It also wants greater investment in people-centric activities such as investing $74.6 million to increase the visa-processing capacity in New Delhi and Chandigarh, besides Islamabad and Manila. The strategy document states that the Indo-Pacific region will play a critical role in shaping Canada’s future CALLS CHINA ‘DISRUPTIVE’ POWER ■ Canada launched its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy on Sunday, outlining spending of USD1.7 billion to boost military and cyber security in region ■ Its 26-page plan said Canada will protect intellectual property and prevent ‘disruptive’ China from snapping up mineral supplies TO STRENGTHEN SUPPLY CHAINS ■ Canada calls for an Early Progress Trade Agreement with India over the next half-century. At the same time, the document describes China as “an increasingly disruptive global power” and rebukes the Asian country for its disregard for international rules and norms. “India’s growing strategic, economic and demographic 10 trade unions boycott FM’s pre-Budget meeting BRAZIL IN LAST 16 Doha: Midfielder Casemiro lashed in an unstoppable late shot to give Brazil a 1-0 win over Switzerland that sent them into the World Cup knockout stage with a game to spare LAST-MINUTE EFFORTS FAIL ■ The meeting went ahead with just 10 people, of whom three were from trade unions and six employers’ representatives ■ The government late on Sunday night tried enlisting bank and insurance employees’ unions for the meeting. However, the efforts met with a stoic refusal The game had been meandering towards a goalless draw when Casemiro struck seven minutes from time to take Brazil to 6 points at the top of Group G BRAZIL BEATSWITZERLAND Casemiro celebrates with teammates after winning the match. REUTERS Substitute Niclas Füllkrug scored in the 83rd minute to give Germany a 1-1 draw against Spain in one of the most anticipated matches of the World Cup. 1-0 SPAIN VS GERMANY 1-1 CAMEROON VS SERBIA 3-3 GHANA BEATSOUTH KOREA 3-2 Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 28 In a chilling recall of the Shraddha Walkar murder case, a man was allegedly killed by his wife and stepson, who chopped his body into 10 pieces and kept them in a fridge before dumping them across east Delhi, the police said on Monday. Anjan Das (45) was killed on May 30. His wife Poonam (48) and stepson Deepak (25) were arrested from east Delhi’s Pandav Nagar. Some of his body parts were found stuffed inside a bag at the Ramlila Ground in east Delhi’s Kalyanpuri on June 5, the police said, adding more continued on page 10 Involved in tablet coating, 4th accused SIC asks Rohtak varsity, arrested in Baddi, in 14-day remand college to furnish record SPURIOUS The accused in police custody. EERILY SIMILAR TO SHRADDHA’S MURDER ■ Anjan Das was killed on May 30 allegedly by Poonam & Deepak ■ Both chop his body into 10 parts, kept them in fridge before dumping ■ Crime exposed after cops found some body parts inside an abandoned bag ■ Victim had a wife, eight sons in Bihar, but hid it from Poonam and allegedly harassed her DRUGS Ambika Sharma Tribune News Service Solan, November 28 A Nalagarh court today remanded a Baddi resident, Naresh Kumar, allegedly involved in the manufacturing of spurious drugs, in 14-day police custody. He is the fourth accused to be arrested in the spurious drug manufacturing Punjab ex-minister, former CS summoned Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 28 The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has summoned former Akali minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon and former Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal for questioning in the multi-crore irrigation scam pertaining to the SADBJP’s 10-year regime. The VB has directed them to IRRIGATION SCAM join the investigation at its headquarters in Mohali on Tuesday. It is alleged that a contractor, Gurinder Singh, arrested earlier, had given kickbacks to some IAS officers and politicians for getting a tender for the development and repair work approved by the Irrigation Department during the SAD-BJP regime. The scam first came to light during the Capt Amarinder Singh-led Congress government. However, not much progress was made. The VB re-launched the investigation after the Bhagwant Mann-led AAP took over reins of the Punjab Government in March this year. Gurinder had allegedly stated during his interrogation continued on page 10 Sunit Dhawan KINGPIN’S HOUSE SEARCHED Tribune News Service ■ Kingpin Mohit Bansal’s residence searched at Baddi, drugs and raw material seized ■ Fourth accused Naresh Kumar was engaged in spurious drug manufacturing for six months ■ Printing material was procured from Uttarakhand while the drugs were packed at Baddi ■ The raw material supplier is still at large The manufacturing unit at Baddi. case. He was arrested last evening in Baddi by a team of drug inspectors and the police. importance in the Indo-Pacific makes it a critical partner in Canada’s pursuit of its objectives under this strategy,” read the 26-page document released on Sunday. The strategy document contains a separate section on India and the growing economic continued on page 10 Tribune News Service Say 3 minutes for each speaker a ‘cheap joke’ represented the International Labour Organisation. The 10 CTUs, with the exception of the continued on page 10 academic, cultural, youth and research exchanges Prof calls student Kasab, suspended Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 28 Ten central trade unions boycotted the pre-Budget consultations with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman because of “just three minutes” allotted to each speaker while the government’s last-minute efforts to substitute these with other unions met with a refusal on similar grounds. The meeting went ahead with just 10 people, of whom three were from trade unions, six were employers’ representatives and a sole Japanese ■ Will also support State Drugs Controller Navneet Marwaha said, continued on page 10 Rohtak, November 28 The Haryana State Information Commission (SIC) has asked the officials concerned of Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) and All India Jat Heroes Memorial (AIJHM) College, Rohtak, to furnish the information sought by a faculty member of Chaudhary Ranbir Singh University (CRSU), Jind. The commission has directed the SPIO-cum-Principal RECRUITMENT ‘SCAM’ With ‘missing files’ excuse being around, it will be futile to talk about the implementation of the RTI Act. Arun Sangwan, INFO COMMISSIONER ❝ of AIJHM College to constitute a committee for tracing the original record related to the selection of a lecturer in physical education as sought in the RTI application, and continued on page 10 New Delhi, November 28 An assistant professor of the Manipal Institute of Technology, Udipi, was suspended on Monday after a viral video showed him calling a student by a terrorist’s name. The incident, that took place last week, came to the public eye today after a video circulated across social media platforms showed the student taking on his teacher. “26/11 was not funny. Being a Muslim in this country and facing ACTION AFTER VIDEO OF PUPIL TAKING ON TEACHER GOES VIRAL all this every day is not funny, sir. You cannot joke about my religion, that too in such a derogatory way,” the student is heard telling the teacher, who is heard saying, “It was a joke, I am sorry”. After the video went viral, the student and the teacher met to iron out differences with the former issuing a statement accepting the teacher’s apology. The institute has, however, instituted an inquiry and suspended the teacher until the inquiry report is finalised. In a WhatsApp post, which was later circulated in one of the student groups of the university, the student said, “You must have seen a video going viral, wherein a student is telling his teacher that racist continued on page 10 ~100-cr bridge to link cut-off villages with Gurdaspur Ravi Dhaliwal NEGLECTED FOR LONG Tribune News Service Gurdaspur, November 28 Crammed between the disquiet of the International Border (IB) and the perennial threat of the gushing Ravi, over 4,000 inhabitants living in a cluster of a dozen villages are in for better days. An 800-metre-long concrete bridge will soon come up to ■ 12 villages across Ravi remain totally cut-off from Gurdaspur during monsoon ■ Residents have no access to decent education and healthcare facilities ■ Nod to construct an 800-metre-long The pontoon bridge on Ravi. connect the villages with mainland Gurdaspur. All mandatory permissions have concrete bridge finally given been granted for the project. For long, the Army had been reluctant to give its nod given the exigencies of the IB. Everything has now fallen in place and a grant of Rs 100 crore has been released under the Central Road Infrastructure Fund. The construction work will be executed by the state PWD. Officials normally address these villagers as “children of a lesser god”. For the past several decades, neither the local administrators nor politicians took interest in their well-being. “We are considered lesser mortals. We cannot educate our daughters and have no access to decent health facilities. Besides, we are looked down upon as if we live in some strange alien land,” says Ranjit Singh, a resident of Lassian village. continued on page 10
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