02062023-TTC-01.qxd 6/2/2023 12:37 AM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 143 NO. 151 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 MANN DECLINES CENTRE’S Z-PLUS COVER IN HIS STATE, DELHI PUNJAB /thetribunechd INDIA BEAT PAK, LIFT BRICS A SYMBOL OF GLOBAL MEN’S JUNIOR HOCKEY CHANGE: JAISHANKAR IN ASIA CUP SPORT S AFRICA BACK PAGE TERROR OUTFITS SPAR OVER KILLING OF CIRCUS WORKER J&K friday | 2 june 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Ex-CJ committee to probe Manipur Khaps to meet Prez violence, another panel for peace over WFI president Shah appeals for surrender of arms, says dialogue only way forward Tribune News Service STATE GETS NEW DGP PM Narendra Modi with Pushpa Kamal Dahal in New Delhi. PTI India, Nepal agree to resolve border dispute Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 1 Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda on Thursday vowed to resolve the vexed boundary dispute under the spirit of friendship even as the two sides signed several major pacts, including one on increasing New Delhi’s import of power from the neighbouring country to 10,000 MW in the next 10 years. In the wide-ranging talks between PM Modi and Prachanda, the Indian side PM flags off cargo train from Bihar to Nepal SEVERAL PACTS INKED Transit treaty | Infra at Dodhara Chandani checkpost | Lower Arun hydroelectric project | Co-op in petroleum infra | Phukot Karnali hydroelectric project | Cross-border payment mechanism agreed to the first trilateral power trade from Nepal to Bangladesh through India for up to 40 MW, a move that is seen as a significant step towards ensuring greater continued on page 9 New Delhi, June 1 Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said the Centre would soon set up a committee headed by a retired High Court Chief Justice to probe the violence in Manipur that led to loss of lives and massive damage to properties. Addressing the media in Imphal, Shah also said a peace committee would be constituted under Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey and it would comprise representatives of all political parties, civil society groups and both Kuki and Meitei communities. “Dialogue is the only way forward,” he said. Jalandhar, June 1 Having been relieved of his pastoral duties temporarily for the past nearly five years after allegations of a nun’s rape, Franco Mulakkal (59) on Thursday quit from the post of Jalandhar bishop. Mulakkal’s resignation is learnt to have come following a Punjab CM rejects proposal | Next meeting on June 5 Deepankar Sharda Tribune News Service The Punjab Governor with the Haryana and Punjab CMs in Chandigarh. ty tide over the financial crisis, the offer coming in the presence of his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann and UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit. The trio met at Punjab Raj Bhavan today even though the matter could not be resolved. Another meeting Karam Prakash New Delhi, June 1 After removing Darwin’s theory of evolution, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), in the name of lowering burden on Class X students, has now removed topics on periodic classification of elements and sources of energy and sustainable management of natural resources from the science textbook. Amit Shah in Manipur. ANI EYE ON CONSPIRACIES Shah said CBI to probe six cases of ‘conspiracies’ leading to violence INTERNET BAN EXTENDED TILL JUNE 5 Amid violence, the suspension of Internet services has been extended till June 5 to prevent spread of rumours and videos affecting law and order Shah warned of stern action against those violating the ‘Suspension of Operation’ pact and appealed to all concerned to surrender arms. He said he had held several rounds of meetings with all sections, including Kukis and Meiteis. “All have assured me that they will work to assuage request by the Vatican for the “good of the Jalandhar diocese, which needs a new bishop”. His resignation has been accepted by Pope Francis. Since September 2018, Bishop Agnelo Gracias had been serving as the apostolic administrator of the Jalandhar diocese. continued on page 9 IN BRIEF IAF trainer aircraft crashes, pilots safe CHAMARAJANAGAR: A Kiran trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in a field in this district of Karnataka on Thursday. However, the two pilots, including a woman, managed to eject safely. PTI GST mop-up rises 12% to ~1.57 lakh cr in May is scheduled for June 5. “Haryana will help take the university forward by fulfilling its financial needs,” maintained Khattar. The Punjab CM, however, reiterated his government would oppose any change in the continued on page 9 Now, periodic table off Class X syllabi Tribune News Service cadre, made new Manipur DGP ■ Appointment for three years ‘as a special case in public interest’ ■ A 1993-batch officer, he was serving as the IG (Operations) at the CRPF headquarters in Delhi ■ Replaces P Doungel (1987 batch), for whom a post of OSD (Home) created; he retires in June-end Franco quits as Jalandhar bishop for ‘good of church’ Haryana again seeks share in PU, offers help to tide over fiscal crisis Chandigarh, June 1 Almost a year after the Punjab Government opposed governance reforms in Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, the Haryana Government today launched a fresh salvo by offering to fund the institution in lieu of affiliation for certain colleges. After assuming power, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had sought the restoration of Haryana’s share in the PU and affiliation for its colleges. However, it’s the first time Khattar spoke of helping the universi- ■ Rajiv Singh, IPS officer of Tripura 2nd science topic to be removed by NCERT after Darwin’s theory Science is a mandatory subject till Class X. It has been learnt that the NCERT has deleted an entire chapter. The deletion of these topics, claims the government, is part of the NCERT’s rationalisation policy to cut burden on students. The NCERT said the National Education Policy2020 had also emphasised on reducing the content load and providing opportunities for experiential learning with a creative mindset. The council has also deleted chapters continued on page 9 NEW DELHI: The GST collection in May rose 12% to ~1.57 lakh crore as compared to May last year. It, however, fell from the highest-ever collection of ~1.87 lakh crore in April. INSIDE Una hooch haul: Baddi firm’s GST number‘misused’ Ambika Sharma Tribune News Service Solan, June 1 Several consignments of raw spirit used in the manufacture of hooch seized in Una district recently were transported from West Bengal PROBE ON, E-WAY BILLS PROVIDE CRUCIAL LEADS using the GSTIN (Goods and Services Taxpayer Identification Number) of a Baddibased beverage company. The Una police recently seized 420 cases of hooch bottles continued on page 9 c m y b hurt feelings and remove misunderstandings,” he said. The minister said an interagency unified command would start working in the state from Thursday under Kuldeep Singh, retired Director General, CRPF and over, see the coordination among the deployed agencies. “One joint secretary-level officer from the Home Ministry and five director-level officers from different departments will be posted here,” he said. About the origin of the violence, he said ethnic clashes began after the High Court on April 29 “hurriedly” sought the views of the state government on granting the ST status to the Meitei community. Mahapanchayat in Kurukshetra today to chalk out future course Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 1 A khap mahapanchayat held at Soram village in Muzaffarnagar today decided that a delegation would meet President Droupadi Murmu to seek justice for the wrestlers demanding action against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over sexual harassment allegations. The mahapanchayat was called by the Bhartiya Kisan Union leader and Balyan khap head Naresh Tikait, who along with other farmer leaders had on Tuesday managed continued on page 9 BKU leader Rakesh Tikait at Muzaffarnagar meet. PTI TO APPROACH ADVANI ■ Khap leaders mull meeting BJP veterans LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi as WFI chief said to be close to them ■ Want FIRs quashed against wrestlers for breaking barricades on May 28 ■ Seek answer from Delhi Police on investigation
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