26052023-TTC-01.qxd 5/26/2023 12:30 AM GERMANY, FOURTH-LARGEST ECONOMY, IN RECESSION WORLD /thetribunechd Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 143 NO. 144 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 friday | 26 may 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Modi cites Oz spirit to counter Oppn boycott 2 days to go, politics over Parliament opening rages Aditi Tandon Tribune News Service IN BRIEF Satyendar Jain in ICU after collapsing in jail NEW DELHI: Former Delhi minister Satyendar Jain, in Tihar since May 2022, was “admitted to an ICU” at a hospital after he collapsed at the prison due to dizziness, AAP sources said. TNS Two more cheetah cubs die at Kuno park in MP Two more Indiaborn cheetah cubs have died at MP’s Kuno park, taking the count to three. Three of the 20 adult cheetahs brought from Africa have also died. BACK PAGE NEW DELHI: Himachal abolishes NPA for new doctors SHIMLA: Doctors appointed in Himachal in the future will not get non-practising allowance (NPA), as per a government order. The doctors get 20% of their basic pay as NPA. INSIDE New Delhi, May 25 In a veiled but evident dig at 21 opposition parties that have decided to boycott the May 28 inauguration of the new Parliament complex, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hailed the presence of the entire Australian political spectrum at a recent Indian diaspora event in Sydney in a show “of democratic spirit and honour for India”. Back home after a five-day tour of Japan, Papua New Guinea and Australia, the Prime Minister, who arrived in the wee hours of today, said while the presence of Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at the Indian community event was a matter of pride, “more remarkable was an equally enthusiastic participation of both the ruling and opposition party members of Australia in the function”. “Both sides showered equal respect on India in a show of democratic spirit. This was PM Narendra Modi is greeted in New Delhi on Thursday upon his return from a three-nation tour of Australia, Japan and PNG. PTI POSER BY CONGRESS Why deny President right to open Parliament? 140 crore Indians seek an answer. ❝ Mallikarjun Kharge, CONG PRESIDENT not Modi’s honour. Let us not make that mistake. This was the honour of India’s Sumedha Sharma Gurugram, May 25 The Additional District and Sessions Court, Alwar, today held four “cow vigilantes” guilty in the 2018 Rakbar Khan lynching case and sentenced them to seven-year rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 10,000 each. In a 92-page judgment, Additional District Judge Sunil Kumar Goyal sentenced Parmajeet, Dharmendra, Naresh and Vijay under Sections 304, 323 and 341 of the IPC, while acquitting the fifth accused, Naval Kishore Sharma, giving him the benefit of the doubt as the prosecution failed to prove the case against him. As per the FIR, while patrolling, the police had KILLED OVER CATTLE SMUGGLING SUSPICION July 20, 2018: Rakbar Khan dies the police in the lynching case after being attacked by 2018-19: All 5 arrested cow vigilantes in Alwar 2021: Case listed for daiJuly 21: Police register ly hearing in Alwar court FIR, name 5 accused May 25, 2023: Four of the July 23: Post-mortem accused convicted and report reveals death sentenced to seven-year due to grievous injuries RAKBAR KHAN rigorous imprisonment; Sept 2018: Chargesheet filed by fifth let off on benefit of doubt received a call from VHP leader Naval Kishore in Alwar, who said some men were smuggling cattle. Rakbar Khan was killed on the intervening night of July 20 and 21, 2018, when he and his friend Aslam Khan were brutally attacked by a mob on suspicion of cattle smuggling while they were transporting milch cattle on foot to their home in Kolgaon, Nuh, from RETHINK, FM TELLS OPPN The PM always gave the President due respect. The Oppn should do a rethink. ❝ Nirmala Sitharaman, FINANCE MINISTER 21 PARTIES TO SKIP PARL FUNCTION, 25 TO PARTICIPATE PETITION IN SC SEEKS INAUGURATION BY PRESIDENT HAVAN, MULTI-RELIGION PRAYER BEFORE OPENING Four cow vigilantes convicted in Alwar lynching case, get 7-yr RI Tribune News Service a village in Alwar. Though Aslam managed to escape, Rakbar was thrashed brutally. The police reached the spot and took Rakbar to a hospital, where he was declared brought dead. In the FIR, the police mentioned his dying statement in which he spoke about being attacked by a group of vigilantes. Rakbar’s family, which has been continued on page 9 resilience, and of the spirit of 140 crore Indians....As India’s continued on page 9 Shah appeals for peace in Manipur, to visit state soon NewDelhi, May25 Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday appealed to the people of Manipur to maintain peace and promised that justice would be ensured to all sections of society. “I will go to Manipur soon and stay there for three days. But before that, both groups should remove mistrust and ensure peace is restored,” said Shah. The Centre would ensure justice was delivered to all those who suffered in the clashes, he said. Addressing an event after distributing job letters in Guwahati, the Home Minister said Narendra Modi would become the PM for the third consecutive term in 2024. The Opposition Congress, he claimed, would not be able to secure even its current tally in the Lok Sabha. — TNS 11 pharma firms in HP Security threat, MHAgives told to shut operations Punjab CM ‘Z-plus’ cover Ambika Sharma Tribune News Service Solan, May 25 The Drugs Control Administration (DCA) has ordered 11 pharmaceutical firms located in the industrial hub of BaddiBarotiwala-Nalagarh, and Sirmaur and Kangra districts to stop manufacturing after critical observations were detected in its functioning during risk-based inspections done recently. Navneet Marwaha, State Drugs Controller, said, continued on page 9 SPURIOUS DRUGS 76 DRUG SAMPLES FOUND SUBSTANDARD ■ As many as 76 samples of HP units declared substandard this year as against 275 nationally ■ Worrisome as every third drug sold in India is made at state’s pharmaceutical hub BBN ■ As per govt orders, licence to be suspended after two lapses, unit to be sealed after three New Delhi, May 25 The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has accorded ‘ Z-plus’ category security cover to Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and his immediate family members following a threat assessment report by intelligence agencies in the aftermath of a crackdown against proKhalistan activist Amritpal Singh and his associates. The enhanced security cover will remain all across the country as the 49-year-old ALERT AFTER ACTION ON AMRITPAL, AIDES ■ Enhanced cover comes in after- math of crackdown on pro-Khalistan activist Amritpal, his aides ■ ‘Z-plus’ cover entails 55 security personnel, including NSG commandos & cops ■ CRPF will provide security to the CM across the nation AAP leader will be secured by the VIP protection squad continued on page 9 CCTVs at centre, all Sangrur college students skip exam Parvesh Sharma For first time, pharmacy exam in govt institutes Tribune News Service Sangrur, May 25 All 63 students of a private pharmacy college today skipped their exam scheduled to be held at a government centre equipped with CCTV cameras. Sources said since the exams were earlier held at the college itself, the development hinted at the possible use of unfair means by the students in connivance with the college authorities. UNFAIR MEANS ■ Sangrur pharmacy colleges under lens for luring students on pretext of help in exams ■ Exams earlier held in private colAn inspection underway at an exam leges itself; dept shifts centres to govt institutes after complaints centre in Moonak. TRIBUNE PHOTO There have been complaints against pharmacy colleges luring students on the pretext TURN INDIA INTO TECH GIANT: RAJNATH TO BIZMENBACK PAGE of helping them in exams. In October 2020, the then Sangrur Deputy Commissioner had ordered a magisterial inquiry into allegations against some private pharmacy colleges in Lehra subdivision charging “special fee” to help students in the exams. Ramvir, Secretary, Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training, said all 63 absentees were from the same college based in Moonak and today was their first exam of diploma in pharmacy. “They continued on page 9 c m y b
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