31052023-TTC-01.qxd 5/31/2023 12:39 AM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 143 NO. 149 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 WON’T ARREST PUTIN IF HE ARRIVES FOR BRICS MEET: S AFRICA WORLD /thetribunechd PAYMENT SYSTEM IN WORKS FOR CRITICAL SITUATIONS BUSINESS 10 PILGRIMS KILLED, 63 INJURED IN BUS MISHAP J&K PM TO LAUNCH PAN-INDIA OUTREACH FOR 2024 LS POLL TODAY BACK PAGE wednesday | 31 may 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Wrestlers reach Ganga banks, stop short of throwing medals After high drama, khap leaders convince protesters to defer decision for 5 days Vinayak Padmadeo NEXT, FAST-UNTO-DEATH Tribune News Service Haridwar, May 30 On a day of high drama, the protesting wrestlers reached the banks of the Ganga here today to immerse their Olympics and world championship medals in the holy river, but refrained after being convinced by khap leaders who sought five days to address their grievances. Accompanied by hundreds of their supporters, the wrestlers, including Olympics medallists Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia and Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat, arrived at medals are our ❝ TheAfter immersing lifeline. these in the Ganga, we will start a fast-unto-death at India Gate. Sakshi Malik, WRESTLER MUHAMMAD ALI MOMENT Protesting wrestlers at Har ki Pauri in Haridwar on Tuesday. PTI Har ki Pauri to protest the alleged inaction against Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who has been accused of sexually harassing several women grapplers. Brij Bhushan, a BJP Episode reminiscent of the 1960 incident in which boxer Muhammad Ali threw Olympics gold into the Ohio in protest against racial discrimination in the US MP from Kaiserganj, has denied the allegations as a “conspiracy against him”. continued on page 10 Uniform evaluation system for all school boards likely by Nov Karam Prakash Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 30 In the wake of huge disparity in the results of different school boards and students finding it tough to switch from one board to another, the Union Ministry of Education is planning to have in place by November a common assessment framework for all state board examinations. The framework would aim to have equivalent evaluation across all state boards. The changes in the evaluation system are part of the new National Education Policy (NEP). The Ministry of Education on Tuesday said all stakeholders, including members CORRECTING DISPARITY ■ A huge disparity has been seen in the results of school boards of various states, UTs ■ As a result, students find it tough to switch from one board to another ■ Some students face challenges when they appear for national tests such as CUET, JEE, NEET of various state education boards, were already on board and their concerns were being addressed. It said a body named ‘Parakh’ had been constituted for bringing the school boards of different states and UTs on a common platform. “The common assessment framework will be ready by November. It, however, will be up to the states to adopt the changes,” said a ministry official. He said the evaluation patterns of various states were being studied to come up with the common framework. Education is a subject in the concurrent list and both states and the Centre can legislate on it. “The practice of following different syllabus by various state and UT boards creates barriers for students when they appear for common national-level tests such as the CUET, JEE and the NEET,” said School Education Secretary Sanjay Kumar. He stressed the need continued on page 10 IN BRIEF Justice Rao sworn in as CJ of Himachal HC SHIMLA: Justice Mamidanna Charges serious: HC denies Sisodia bail Peace a ‘priority’Shah meets Kuki, Meitei groups Two new ministers to join , New Delhi, May 30 The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia’s bail plea in an alleged corruption case related to the excise policy scam being probed by the CBI, saying continued on page 10 Tribune News Service ~10L for kin of victims New Delhi, May 30 The government’s top priority is to restore peace in Manipur, Home Minister Amit Shah today said, adding that security officials had been instructed to strictly deal with any activity that disturbed peace. The Home Minister said this CRPF IG sent to Manipur on the second day of his visit to the state after holding a review meeting with senior officials of Manipur Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and the Army in Imphal. continued on page 10 cong leaders meetprez inside Punjab Cabinet; Nijjar quits Home Minister Amit Shah with a women’s delegation in Manipur. PTI c m y b CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government is set to expand its Cabinet by giving representation to Muktsar and Jalandhar. Gurmeet Singh Khudian, MLA from Lambi, and Balkar Singh, MLA from Kartarpur, will be sworn in as ministers on Wednesday even as Local Govern- Satya Ratna Sri Ramachandra Rao was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Himachal High Court here on Tuesday. Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla administered him the oath of office. INSIDE Centralised admission row: PU exams put off Gurmeet Khudian, Lambi MLA Balkar Singh, Kartarpur MLA ment Minister Inderbir Singh Nijjar has “resigned” from the Cabinet. INSIDE JALANDHAR: The PU, Chandigarh, has cancelled Wednesday’s exams following a deadlock between the managements of private institutes and the government over admissions through a centralised portal. INSIDE
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