27092023-TTC-01.qxd 9/27/2023 12:41 AM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 7 NO. 267 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 NEPAL PM ‘DECLINES’ TO ENDORSE XI’S SECURITY DOCTRINE WORLD /thetribunechd CROSS-BORDER ARMS RACKET BUSTED, TERRORIST HELD J&K GOVT TO BORROW WAHEEDA REHMAN TO ~6.55L CR IN SECOND GET DADASAHEB PHALKE HALF OF FY24 BUSINESS AWARD BACK PAGE wednesday | 27 september 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Political convenience cannot decide terror response: EAM UNGA In veiled attack on Canada, says non-interference can’t be one-sided Sandeep Dikshit ~20-crore heist at Delhi jewellery shop NEW DELHI: Ornaments worth over ~20 crore are missing from a jewellery shop, Umrao Jewellers, in the Jangpura area of Delhi after an alleged burglary, the police said on Tuesday. A probe is underway. PTI 45 injured in Manipur baton-charge; Net down IMPHAL: Over 45 students were hurt in Manipur on Tuesday as police fired tear gas shells and baton-charged a mob protesting against the killing of two youths. The ban on the Net has been reimposed for five days. PTI Manmohan turns 91, PM extends greetings NEW DELHI: Birthday wishes poured in for ex-PM Manmohan Singh as he turned 91 on Tuesday. PM Modi wrote on X, “Birthday wishes to former PM Dr Manmohan Singh ji. I pray for his long life & good health.” TNS New Delhi, September 26 India on Tuesday asked UN member states not to allow “political convenience” to determine responses to terrorism, extremism and violence. In what appears to be a veiled attack on Canada and China, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said at the 78th UN General Assembly session in New York that respect for territorial integrity and non-interference in internal affairs couldn’t be “exercises in cherry picking”, and asserted that the days when a few nations set the agenda and expected others to fall in line were over. “We must never again allow an injustice like vaccine apartheid to recur. Climate action too cannot continue to witness an evasion of historical responsibilities. The power of markets should not be utilised to steer food and energy from the needy to the wealthy…. Nor must we countenance that political convenience determines responses to terrorism, extremism and violence. Similarly, respect for territorial integrity and US: AskedIndia ‘privately’to assistinprobe BHARAT Sandeep Dikshit Tribune News Service LET RESPECT BE MUTUAL ❝ SC flags delay by Centre on names sent by Collegium Satya Prakash ANI IN BRIEF NIJJAR’S KILLING NAMASTEFROM Tribune News Service JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS Respect for territorial integrity, non-interference in internal affairs can’t be exercises in cherry picking. Days when few nations set the agenda are over. — S Jaishankar, EAM SEEKS URGENT UN REFORMS Seeking reforms in the UN, S Jaishankar said a few nations couldn’t shape global agenda and seek to define the norms. “This cannot go on indefinitely. Nor will it continue to go unchallenged,” he said. non-interference in internal affairs cannot be exercises in cherry picking,” asserted the minister. His observations were interpreted as a broadside against Canada after its PM Justin Trudeau alleged in the Canadian Lower House that there was “potential” involvement of Indian agents in the killing of terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar on June 18 in Surrey, British Columbia. India has strongly rejected the charges as “absurd” and “motivated” that were made with “politically motivated” desire with continued on page 9 New Delhi, September 26 The US has said it has “privately” asked the Indian Government to cooperate with Canada in the murder of Canada-based Khalistan terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar and once again said that it was “deeply concerned” by the allegations levelled by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the involvement of Indian agencies. “We remain in close contact with our Canadian partners, as the Secretary (Antony Blinken) said on Friday (September 22). We believe it’s critical that Canada’s investigation proceeds and the perpetrators be brought to justice,” said US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller while replying to a question during a press briefing on Monday. continued on page 9 Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 26 After a lull of seven months, the government and judiciary appear to be headed for another round of confrontation over judicial appointment with the Supreme Court on Tuesday pointing the finger at the Centre for sitting on 70 recommendations for appointment and transfer of high court judges. “There were 80 recommendations pending until last week when 10 names were cleared. Now, the figure is 70 — of which 26 recommendations are of transfer of judges; seven are reiterations; nine are pending without being returned to the Collegium; and one case is of appointment of the Chief Justice to a sensitive high court (Manipur),” a Bench led by Justice SK Kaul said, adding, “All these recommendations are pending since November last year.” The SC and government have been at loggerheads for quite some time over the Collegium system of appointment of judges that has been Asks Attorney General to get matter resolved WON’T BE QUIET AT NEXT HEARING am ❝ Today, I hasquiet a because AG sought very short time… next time I will not be quiet. Use your good offices to see to it these issues are resolved. — Justice Kaul to AG 70 PENDING SINCE NOV Of 80 recommendations sent to Centre, 10 names cleared last week; of 70, 26 are of transfer, 7 of reiterations, 9 not returned to Collegium, and 1 is of appointment of CJ to a sensitive high court (Manipur), SC Bench has observed. in place since 1993. Then Law Minister Kiren Rijiju had in December last year termed it “alien” to the Constitution. Justice Kaul — the seniormost judge after CJI DY Chandrachud — is part of the SC Collegium that controls appointment of judges to the continued on page 9 Arrest warrant against Punjab ex-FM Manpreet Sukhmeet Bhasin Tribune News Service Bathinda, September 26 A local court on Tuesday issued a warrant against former Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal in connection with alleged irregularities in the purchase of a property in Bathinda. The court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Daljit Kaur issued the arrest warrant and ordered that Manpreet Badal be arrested and produced before the court. The court orders came after the Vigilance Bureau issued a lookout circular against Manpreet Badal. All airports have been put on alert to stop him in case he tries to continued on page 9 First equestrian gold in 41 yrs Armies of 30 nations to secure Indo-Pacific Ajay Banerjee MEET’S 3-TIER AGENDA PTI Tribune News Service Anush Agarwalla, Sudipti Hajela, Divyakriti Singh and Vipul Hriday Chheda rode to glory, winning India’s first-ever Asian Games dressage team gold in Hangzhou, China, on Tuesday. In 1982, India had bagged 3 gold in equestrian. SAILORS BAG SILVER, BRONZE India win two medals in sailing. 17-year-old Neha Thakur claims silver girl’s dinghy ILCA-4 event. Eabad Ali takes bronze men’s windsurfer RS:X event. Boxer Narender Berwal (+92kg) enters quarterfinals. INDIA’S MEDAL TALLY RANK 6 TOTAL 03 04 07 14 NEHA THAKUR EABAD ALI Months on, rain-hit Solan families still living in tents SC nod to appoint 175 judges in Hry Ambika Sharma New Delhi, September 26 India and the US have jointly kicked off a 30-nation conference to collaborate on the interoperability of forces for ensuring a secure IndoPacific region. Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pande chaired the opening session along with his US counterpart General Randy George. Asked if the forces could intervene in territorial disputes in the IndoPacific, General Pande clarified: “We aren’t looking at forging a military alliance, nor is the event directed against any particular country or a group of nations. We only want an open and sustained dialogue.” The three-day ‘Indo-Pacific Armies Chiefs’ Conference’ (IPACC) that began yesterday has 20 Army chiefs in attendance. “That’s the most we have ever seen at an IPACC. It’s a big deal. The security architecture binds the region, leading to unity and collective commitment on various fronts,” said General George. The conference’s theme this year is “Together for peace: Sustain- 1. Army conclave to discuss security dynamics and the macro construct for maintaining peace and stability in region Military commanders to delve into joint drills, interoperability, lessons learnt and coordination between forces Deliberations between senior enlisted leaders who form the brass of armies 2. 3. (From L) Sukhvinder Sukhu, Banwarilal Purohit, Amit Shah, Bhagwant Mann and ML Khattar in Amritsar. Resolve water dispute via talks, Shah tells states at NZC meet Promises flood relief for HP |Mann says no water to share with others GS Paul Tribune News Service Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande with US counterpart Gen Randy George. ing peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region”. The US official said the IPACC was exploring continuous transformation to match the changes in war pattern and striving to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific. “We need to ensure our defence industrial bases and supply chains remain in good health. Training and joint drills are a must too. continued on page 9 Amritsar, September 26 Union Home Minister Amit Shah today invited all members to resolve the water-sharing dispute with an open mind through mutual dialogue as he chaired the 31st North Zonal Council (NZC) meeting here. Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann reiterated that the state had no spare water to share from the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal with any other state. As many as 28 issues were taken up at the meeting, including distribution of interstate river water, provision of continued on page 9 Khattar rakes up SYL, PU affiliation Sukhu seeks special flood-relief package Haryana CM ML Khattar again raked up contentious issues such as the SYL canal and affiliation of Haryana colleges with Panjab University. Khattar batted for urgent completion of the construction work of the SYL canal in the Punjab region. He claimed that surplus water from the Ravi, Sutlej and the Beas was currently flowing into Pakistan and constructing the SYL canal would enable the productive utilisation of valuable water resource. Himachal CM Sukhvinder Sukhu demanded a special relief package in the wake of Rs 12,000-crore losses suffered during the monsoon and handing over of the 110 MW Shanan hydel project by Punjab to Himachal on the expiry of its lease period. He sought early resolution of all disputes with the neighbouring states. He urged enhancement in royalty as free power and amendment to the norms for providing relief package to hill states. Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Solan, September 26 Families displaced in Solan district due to the rain fury in July are still awaiting proper rehabilitation even as the state government has announced to pay a monthly rent to those residing in relief camps. Such camps have been set up in schools, community halls as well as temple complexes, besides private buildings. Some affected families have also pitched tents in front of their houses in places like Serla village in the Goyla gram panchayat in the Doon Assembly segment as it was not feasible to shift the entire household belongings elsewhere. HP Govt’s rented house plan yet to take shape The district administration is in the process of identifying families residing in the relief camps who will be provided Rs 10,000 as monthly continued on page 9 Satya Prakash New Delhi, September 26 The Supreme Court on Tuesday paved the way for the appointment of 175 judges in Haryana as it ruled that the recruitment shall be conducted by a committee comprising three judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court nominated by the Chief Justice, Chief Secretary, Advocate General and the Haryana Public Service Commission Chairman. Dismissing an application filed by the Haryana Government seeking to alter the existing arrangement, a Bench led by CJI DY Chandrachud said, “The state government has continued on page 9 $1,800 earning, $1,550 rent! Ordeal of Canadian students Deepkamal Kaur NO GREENER PASTURES Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 26 A majority of the families that have sent their wards to Canada on student visa concur with Canadian businessman Sukhi Bath’s opinion that parents must set aside an additional Rs 50 lakh as expenses for initial five years even after paying the first year college fee and the GIC (guaranteed investment certificate) amount. A few locals whose children are in Toronto and Brampton said the job scenario in the two ANNUAL COLLEGE FEE ~20 lakh AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY IN FIRST FIVE YEARS ~20 lakh RENT PER ANNUM ~12 lakh cities was dismal and a fresher was earning a meagre 12-15 dollars per hour. “A financial backup is a must. At least half of the annual college fee, c m y b Students pursuing courses in Canada have been facing hardships. FILE rentals and other expenses have to be borne by parents to ensure their child studies well and gets a good job upon the completion of the course,” says Palak Sharma, whose son is studying business management in Brampton. Palak says securing a job remained an uphill task for her son in his first year. “He did menial tasks and was hardly paid. On a student visa, he could work only 20 hours a week and earned about 1,800 dollars a month. Of this, 1,550 dollars went as rent alone…. We paid his entire Rs 20 lakh second year fee, in addition to other expenses. It’s no different in the third year,” she says. Sukhi Bath, who lives in Surrey and runs an NGO, ‘Punjab Bhawan’, for the welfare of students had here yesterday suggested keeping an additional backup of Rs 50 lakh for the first five years.
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