12012023-TT-01.qxd 1/11/2023 11:28 PM 13 FLIGHTS HIT, BIDEN ORDERS PROBE INTO GLITCH WORLD /thetribunechd Page 1 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 143 NO. 12 | 16 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH thursday | 12 january 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Parl’s sovereignty can’t be allowed to be compromised by judiciary: V-P New norm for JEE Top 20 percentile students of all boards can apply New Delhi, January 11 Adding a new criterion to the eligibility norms, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has allowed top 20 percentile students of all education boards, including those of states, for admission to various national institutes. Earlier, only students securing 75 per cent or above in the Class XII board examination were eligible to apply for the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs). For the SC/ST candidates, the qualifying aggregate score was declared 65 per cent and above. The students had continuously been opposing the move of the NTA to restore the old eligibility criteria of 75 per cent, which had been in suspension for two years owing to Covid-19. The JEE (Main) is conducted for admission to continued on page 12 LS Speaker advises judiciary to ‘remain within constitutional limits’ Tribune News Service MARCH ON: Rahul Gandhi during the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ at Sirhind in Fatehgarh Sahib on Wednesday. ANI CM’s threat works, PCS officers end stir Panel to look into ‘false’ Vigilance cases against colleagues Ruchika M Khanna Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 11 PCS officers withdrew their protest and resumed duties after a meeting with top officers of the Punjab Government today. The issue of the officers proceeding on mass casual leave in protest had put the government functioning in a limbo and its resolution was an acid test for the Aam STAFF BACK TO WORK ■ Mass casual leave protest by officers had put AAP government functioning in a limbo ■ The protesters resumed their duties after a meeting with top officers of the state government on Wednesday Aadmi Party government. The resumption of duty by the PCS officers was followed by several other unions of employees of the state government, including the Punjab Revenue Officers Union and the Confederation of Associations of Excise and Taxation Department, withdrawing their strike and joining duties this afternoon. The protest, in the form of employees proceeding on mass casual leave, was held since Monday against the registration of a continued on page 12 PWD for Vikramaditya, Shandil gets Health Dept Tribune News Service HP Cabinet to clear OPS at meeting tomorrow Shimla, January 11 Three days after the Himachal Cabinet expansion, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu today allotted portfolios among his ministers. While Sukhu has kept Finance, Home, General Administration, Personnel and other departments not allotted to anyone, the most sought-after Industries and PWD have gone to six-time legislator Harshwardhan Chauhan and two-time MLA Vikramaditya Singh, respectively. Dhani Ram Shandil has been alloted Health and Family Welfare, Social Justice and Empowerment and Labour and Employment. Chander Kumar gets Agriculture and Animal Husbandry; Jagat Singh Negi Revenue, Horticulture and Tribal Development; Rohit Thakur Higher Education, continued on page 12 HOCKEY WC: INDIA VS SPAIN TOMORROW ■ India first country to host back-to-back FIH Men’s WC ■ The 2018 edition was also hosted in Bhubaneswar ■ 16 countries taking part in the event with Chile and Wales making debut this edition ■ India, the Netherlands and Spain the only teams to have appeared in all 14 editions so far ■ The home team won their sole gold medal in 1975 INSIDE IN BRIEF sale Kheri case: Ashish’s bail plea deferred to Jan 19 1 FREE BUY GET The Supreme Court has yet again deferred to January 19 the hearing on the bail plea of Ashish Mishra, the main accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri case. BACK PAGE NEW DELHI: Direct tax mop-up rises 24.58% to ~14.7 lakh cr * ON WINTER RANGE NEW DELHI: India’s gross direct tax collection rose 24.58% to ~14.71 lakh crore till January 10, buoyed by an upsurge in personal income tax mop-up, government data showed. PTI CBI searches 50 sites in crackdown on FCI staff NEW DELHI: In a massive anti- corruption crackdown against FCI officials, the CBI on Wednesday conducted raids at 50 sites in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi after arresting a DGM. INSIDE CREDIBLE GLOBAL VOICES TRUST INDIA STORY: PM BACK PAGE Jackets . Sweaters . Sweatshirts . Shirts . Denims . Tracksuits . Thermals At all DUKE Exclusive Showrooms & Leading Garments Stores in your City Duke Fashions (India) Ltd., G.T. Road (west), Ludhiana - 08, Tel: 0161-5224032-38 Trade Enq. PB: 9888173700 HR: 7743003836 HP: 9888463700 J&K: 7009848119 Also at: dukeindia.com New Delhi, January 11 Stressing the need for a “perfect balance” among the three organs of the government with neither of them breaching the other’s domain, VicePresident and Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla today lamented the striking down of the National Judicial SLAMS ‘ONE-UPMANSHIP’ ❝ This one-upmanship and public posturing from judicial platforms is not good. These institutions must know how to conduct themselves. Jagdeep Dhankhar, VICE-PRESIDENT ■ Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar highlighted the importance of “separation of powers” among three pillars of the government ■ Parliamentary sovereignty, autonomy quintessential for survival of democracy, he says ■ The Vice-President’s views come against the backdrop of a raging debate on the issue of appointments in higher judiciary the judiciary to “stay within constitutional limits”. Dhankhar, while delivering the inaugural speech at the 83rd All India Presiding Officers continued on page 12 Golden Globe for ‘RRR’ song ‘Naatu Naatu’ Three soldiers fall to death, 2 from HP Nonika Singh Tribune News service Chandigarh, January 11 Those of us who have been dismissive of the “naachgaana” brand of Indian cinema can sit back and soak in the exhilarating news, literally music to the ears. The ebullient and electrifying Telugu song “Naatu Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act in 2015 by the Supreme Court and advised SEPARATION OF POWERS A MUST ❝ Prestigious honour has made every Indian very proud. Narendra Modi, PM Naatu” from SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster “RRR” has picked up Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song at the 80th edition of the awards at Beverly Hills, California, pipping past some mighty contenders such as Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga. Taylor Swift’s “Carolina” from “Where the Crawdads Sing”, “Ciao Papa” from Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio”, Lady Gaga’s “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick”, and “Lift Me U” continued on page 12 SRINAGAR:Two Army men from HP and one from Jammu died after slipping into a gorge in Kupwara on Wednesday. The deceased are JCO Parshotam Kumar (43) of Majua Uttami village in Jammu; and Havildar Amrik Singh (39) of Una and Amit Sharma (23) of Hamirpur in Himachal. INSIDE
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