06012023-TT-01.qxd 1/5/2023 11:02 PM RUSSIAN FRIGATE TO PATROL GLOBAL SEAS WORLD /thetribunechd Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 143 NO. 6 | 16 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH RAM TEMPLE BY JAN 1 NEXT YEAR: SHAH BACK PAGE friday | 6 january 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com COUGH SYRUP HAI TO ALVIDA KHANSI For more information, please call or WhatsApp us: +91 977 921 4455 / email@example.com States must cooperate on water: PM amid SYL row Tribune News Service New Delhi, January 5 A day after Punjab and Haryana failed to reach an agreement on the construction of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it was the responsibility of every state to make water a subject of cooperation and coordination. Addressing the first state ministers’ conference on water today, the Prime Minister urged state governments to ensure people’s participation in water conservation movement along the same lines as the Swachh Bharat campaign. “Public ownership of a campaign is the true measure of its success. It raises people’s consciousness about the campaign and their appreciation about the scale of the effort and investments,” said the Prime Minister. He said: “When the public is associated with a campaign, they grasp its seriousness better and due to that, they develop a sense of ownership.” WATER VISION@2047 SEEKS PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OVER WATER CONSERVATION STARING AT SHORTAGE ■ The per capita water avail- ability by the year 2047 is estimated to fall to around 1,300 cubic metres ■ Anything below 1,700 cubic metres mark is defined as “water stress” situation The Prime Minister in his virtual address said 70 lakh hectares in the country had been brought under micro irrigation, saving large quantities of water and the “Per Drop More Crop” programme was gaining momentum. continued on page 12 Can’t uproot 50,000 overnight: SC IN BRIEF HALDWANI EVICTION STAYEDSays there is human angle to it |Tells Rlys to find a practical solution Satya Prakash NOTICE TO STATE, RLYS Tribune News Service New Delhi, January 5 Terming it a “human issue”, the Supreme Court on Thursday stayed an Uttarakhand High Court order for eviction of around 50,000 people who have illegally encroached upon 29 acres of land of the Railways in Haldwani. “There cannot be the uprooting of 50,000 people overnight. There has to be segregation of people who have no right on the land Ex-minister Arora booked in plot scam Chandigarh: The VB has filed a case against former Punjab minister Sunder Sham Arora, IAS officer Neelima and 10 more officers for transfer/ bifurcation of an industrial plot to a real estate firm and allowing it to set up a township by cutting plots. INSIDE ■ The SC issued notice to Uttarak- hand Govt and the Railways on pleas filed against the HC order on December 20, 2022 OCCUPANTS’ RIGHTS ■ Emphasising rehab, the SC Children in Haldwani hold placards thanking the apex court. PTI and the need for rehabilitation while considering the interests of the Railways,” a Bench led by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said. According to the Railways, there said many occupants had been residing there for decades, claiming rights on basis of leases and auctions are 4,365 encroachers on the land on which around 50,000 people, mostly Muslims, reside. Thousands of families faced eviction from the Railway land in Haldwani’s Banbhoolpura area after the Uttarakhand High Court on December 20, 2022, ordered the removal of encroachments after giving them one-week notice. Many of them claimed the houses of those who left India during the 1947 Partition were auctioned by the government and bought by them. Claiming title to the land in question, the occupants have been continued on page 12 ‘National interests’ rider for foreign varsities Karam Prakash Tribune News Service New Delhi, January 5 Paving the way for foreign higher education institutions to set up their campuses in India, the University Grants Commission (UGC) today released draft regulations specifying the minutes of the UGC SPELLS OUT NORMS FOR INDIA CAMPUSES ■ Follow FEMA rules for overseas transfer of funds ■ Nod only for universities ranked among top-500 globally ■ UGC can revoke nod if Indian interests jeopardised process. Only those universities that are ranked among top-500 globally will be eligible and an approval from the UGC will be mandatory. The commission will have the powers to take action, and continued on page 12 EXPANSION ON MIND, SUKHU IN DELHI Himachal CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu left for Delhi on Thursday to hold talks with the high command regarding Cabinet expansion. Eight ministers are likely to take oath on January 7. INSIDE Now, ‘peeing’ incident on Paris-Delhi flight NEW DELHI: Ten days after the shocking incident on a New York-Delhi AI flight, another incident of a drunk male passenger allegedly urinating on a female passenger’s blanket has been reported on the Paris-Delhi sector. INSIDE Tihar top officials allege intimidation NEW DELHI: Top officials of Tihar Jail here have accused minister Satyendar Jain of threatening and intimidating them and complained against him to the Director-General (Prisons), sources said on Thursday. PTI Amazon, Salesforce announce job cuts WASHINGTON: Amazon & business software maker Salesforce are the latest US tech firms to announce major job cuts as they prune payrolls that rapidly expanded during the pandemic lockdown. INSIDE
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