07112023-TTB-01.qxd 06-11-2023 23:42 Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 143 NO. 308 | 18 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA FORMER MINISTER LAL SINGH APPEARS BEFORE ED J&K INDIA, BHUTAN AGREE TO EXPAND CONNECTIVITY NATION /thetribunechd FITCH RAISES INDIA’S NOBEL LAUREATE GROWTH FORECAST BEGINS HUNGER STRIKE IN IRAN PRISON WORLD BY 70 BPS BUSINESS tuesday | 7 november 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Mizoram, C’garh to kick off elections to five states today Shubhadeep Choudhury Shimla ropeway work to begin next year SHIMLA: The work on the Rs 1,555 crore Innovative Urban Ropeway Transport Project to decongest Shimla is likely to begin next year. Its project report has been submitted to New Development Bank. With 13 boarding and de-boarding stations, the 13.65-km ropeway will be the second biggest aerial transport system in the world. INSIDE CRICKET WORLD CUP Says they aren’t elected authorities, advises soul-searching for both sides Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 6 The last major set of state elections in the country before the Lok Sabha poll will kick off tomorrow with the polling for all 40 constituencies of Mizoram and the first phase of voting for 20 of the 90 Assembly seats in Chhattisgarh. The polling for the remaining 70 constituencies of Chhattisgarh and all 230 seats of Madhya Pradesh Assembly will be held on November 17. Rajasthan and Telangana, also slated to elect their Assemblies, will go to the polls on November 25 and 30, respectively. The results for all five states, continued on page 11 Governors must act before states turn to court: SC on Punjab’s plea Satya Prakash Tribune News Service Poll officials leave for Jagdalpur in Bastar district on Monday. PTI 3-WAY FIGHT IN NE STATE PH-I COVERS NAXAL-HIT AREAS In Mizoram, stage is set for a triangular contest between the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF), Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) and the Congress. 12 of 20 seats going to the polls in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday are in Naxalhit Bastar division. The polling for the remaining 70 seats will be on Nov 17. New Delhi, November 6 Disapproving of Governors sitting over Bills passed by state Assemblies, the Supreme Court on Monday said they must act before the matter reached the top court and asked both the Governor and the Chief Minister of Punjab to do soul-searching. “Why does a party have to come to the Supreme Court? Governors act only when matters reach the Supreme Court. This has to stop. You come to the Supreme Court, then the Governor starts acting. This ❝ CAN’T JUST SIT ON BILLS Why does a party have to come to the Supreme Court? Governors act only when matters reach us. This has to stop. There is a little bit of soul-searching to be done by both the sides…. We are the oldest democracy and these issues must be sorted out between the CM and the Governor. — SC Bench shouldn’t be (the case),” a Bench led by CJI DY Chandrachud said. The top court posted the Punjab Govern- ment’s petition against alleged delay on the part of Governor Banwarilal Purohit in granting assent to Bills passed by the state Assembly for hearing on Friday after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said the Governor had taken “appropriate decisions” on the Bills, and that he would give an update on the Bills. Pointing out that a similar situation had arisen in Telangana as well where the Governor acted on the pending Bills only after the state government filed a petition, the Bench said, “Governors should not be oblivious to the fact that they are not elected authorities.” The CJI noted that the Assembly was adjourned sine die on March 22, 2022, without continued on page 11 Israel ‘splits’ Gaza into 2 as Palestinian Odd-even car scheme to be back in Delhi toll tops 10K; UN calls for pause in strikes a day after Diwali; air quality still ‘severe’ Sandeep Dikshit Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 6 Israeli troops cut off the Hamas stronghold of northern Gaza Strip after surrounding the city amidst a communications blackout on Sunday night, while the Palestinian death toll crossed 10,000 on the 30th day of the war, according to the Gaza health authority. PM, IRAN PREZ DISCUSS WEST ASIA CRISIS PM Narendra Modi and Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi exchanged views on the “difficult situation” in West Asia, with the PM expressing deep concern at “terrorist incidents, violence and loss of civilian lives”. The two stressed the need for preventing escalation, ensuring aid and early restoration of peace, PMO said. INSIDE While Israel announced a daily four-hour window for north Gaza residents to leave, some eight lakh have left while four lakh remain. Many are deterred due to Israeli strikes in the supposed safe zones that continued on page 11 Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 6 The air quality in the national Capital showed a slight improvement on Monday despite continuing to be in the ‘severe’ category after recording an AQI above 400 even as the Delhi Government announced that the odd-even car rationing c m y b 2 HAZE-FUELLED CAR CRASHES KILL NINE As haze continues to make driving risky in Punjab, nine persons have been killed in two car-truck collisions in the last two days in Moga. scheme would be enforced from November 13 to 20. Also, the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences put out a 72hour forecast suggesting a further improvement in the air quality over the next two days. Delhi’s AQI was the worst at 4 pm and was recorded at 421, lower than the peak of 463 yesterday. Aimed to combat air pollution, the car rationing scheme would come into force for eight days a day continued on page 11 B’DESH BEAT LANKA Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan (82) and Najmul Hossain (90) help the team defeat Sri Lanka by three wickets. SL: 279 (49.3); Bangladesh: 282 (41.1) TODAY’S TIE TEAMS VENUE TIME Australia vs Afghan Mumbai 2 pm IN BRIEF ‘Bharat Atta’ launched, to be sold at ~27.5/kg NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday initiated sale of subsidised ‘Bharat Atta’ at ~27.5 per kg via cooperative channels. INSIDE Quake hits Nepal again, tremors felt in Delhi NEW DELHI: Tremors were felt in Delhi and neighbouring areas on Monday as another strong earthquake hit Nepal. PTI Moitra case: Ethics panel meet postponed NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha Ethics Committee meet on charges against TMC’s Mahua Moitra has been put off to November 9. PTI
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