23052023-TTC-01.qxd 5/23/2023 12:20 AM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 143 NO. 141 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 SHUBMAN’S SISTER TROLLED AFTER RCB KNOCKED OUT OF IPL SPORT /thetribunechd EUROPEAN UNION SLAPS $1.3-BN FINE ON META BUSINESS NIA COURT DIRECTS FIVE TERRORISTS TO SURRENDER J&K DISREGARDING PROPRIETY: KHARGE ON PM OPENING NEW PARL BACK PAGE tuesday | 23 may 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com 12-point plan for Pacific Islands: Modi Unveils health initiatives to boost ties |India, US hold parallel summits with Pacific nations Sandeep Dikshit Tribune News Service IN STEP: Actor Ram Charan dances with South Korean Ambassador to India Chang Jae-bok during a G20 event in Srinagar. PTI INSIDE External sector, uncertain weather pose risktogrowth New Delhi, May 22 There are downside risks to growth and upside risks to inflation, partly channelled through the external sector and partially originating from weather uncertainties, the Finance Ministry said in a report on Monday. Consumption has shown steady and broad-based growth while investment in capacity creation and real estate is finding traction, said the April edition of the Finance Ministry’s ‘Monthly Economic Review’. “April is too early to forecast the economic outcomes for FINMIN REPORT AGRICULTURE SECTOR PROSPECTS BRIGHT ■ Prospects in agri, manufac- turing, services sector bright ■ Normal monsoon forecast augurs well for healthy kharif sowing season ■ Textile, readymade garment shipmentsfromIndiashapingup the entire year. A good beginning, though, is a harbinger of positive outcomes,” it said. Observing that FY24 for the Indian economy opened on continued on page 9 New Delhi, May 22 In a rare tandem move to minimise Chinese influence, the US and India held parallel summits with 14 Pacific Island Countries (PICs) on the same day in Papua New Guinea (PNG) capital Port Moresby. PM Narendra Modi announced a 12-point action plan focusing on health, wellness and community development sectors, while US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, standing in for President Joe Biden, inked pacts in defence and security areas with PNG. In a special gesture to PM Modi, New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins flew NEW DELHI’S PROPOSALS WANT TO TAKE INDIA-OZ TIES TO NEXT LEVEL: MODI ■ 100-bed specialty hospital in Fiji ■ IT, cybersecurity training hub in PNG PM Modi, who reached Sydney on Monday, said he wanted to take ties with Australia to the next level, especially in defence and security, to help secure an “open and free” Indo-Pacific. ■ 100 Sagar Amrut Scholarships ■ Jaipur foot camp in PNG by year-end ■ FIPIC SME development project PM HONOURED WITH CIVILIAN AWARDS ■ Solar project for govt buildings ■ Desalination units for water ■ Sea ambulances for PIC ■ Dialysis units ■ Emergency helpline no. ■ Jan Aushadhi Kendras Members of the Indian community welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his arrival in Sydney on Monday. PTI ■ Yoga centres 9,000 km to meet him although one half of his schedule — a bilateral with Biden — was called off after the US President flew home from the Japan G7 summit to resolve the US debt crisis. In his remarks to the assembled leaders of the FIPIC (Forum Fiji and Papua New Guinea on Monday conferred their highest civilian awards on PM Modi on the margins of the third summit between India and Pacific Island Countries (PIC) at Port Moresby. for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation) summit, PM Modi continued on page 9 Marginal impact of ~2,000 Fresh violence in Manipur, note withdrawal: RBI chief houses torched; Army called New Delhi, May 22 Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das on Monday said the impact of withdrawal of Rs 2,000 currency notes would be “very very marginal” on the economy because it accounts for only 10.8 per cent of currency in circulation. The RBI chief also cautioned that continued on page 9 TAX RULES APPLY If you deposit cash above ~50,000, you have to produce your PAN. This rule applies. ❝ Shaktikanta Das PETROL STATIONS, SHOPS REFUSE ~2,000 NOTES New Delhi, May 22 Fresh incidents of violence were reported in Manipur today as two abandoned houses were torched by a mob in Imphal East district after two armed miscreants forced people to shut their shops, police officials said. However, no casualty was reported due to the arson. The c m y b Neeraj Chopra No. 1 in men’s javelin ranking NEW DELHI: Neeraj Chopra became world number one in men's javelin rankings issued by World Athletics.INSIDE Four key members of Bishnoi gang arrested CHANDIGARH: Four shooters of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang have been arrested and six pistols and some cartridges seized from them, the Punjab Police said. INSIDE Curfew extended, Net curbs for 5 more days mob beat up one of the miscreants while the other managed to flee. The two were subsequently taken into custody. Army men deployed in the area rushed to the spot continued on page 9 IN BRIEF Delhi HC notice to BBC for ‘maligning’ India NEW DELHI: The Delhi HC on Security men at the spot where houses were burnt in Imphal. ANI Monday asked the BBC to respond to an NGO's plea alleging its documentary on Gujarat riots damaged India’s reputation. BACK PAGE
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