18112023-TTC-01.qxd 11/18/2023 12:42 AM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 7 NO. 318 | 26 PAGES | ~7.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 THE CROWN RECALLS PRINCESS DIANA’S LAST DAYS REVIEW BIDEN: US COMMITTED TO HIGH STANDARDS IN TRADE WORLD /thetribunechd LENDING RATES MAY SHAH SLAMS CONGRESS RISE AS RBI TIGHTENS FOR VOTE BANK POLITICS BACK PAGE NORMS BUSINESS saturday | 18 november 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com HC disallows 75% private job quota for locals in Haryana Saurabh Malik Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 17 A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today declared a Haryana law providing 75% quota in private sector jobs “unconstitutional and violative” of the Constitution of India. In a major embarrassment for the state, the Bench also declared the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020, ultra vires the Constitution of India before making it clear it was “ineffective from the date it came into force”. In its 83-page judgment, the Bench of Justice Gurmeet Singh Sandhawalia and Justice Harpreet Kaur Jeewan was of the opinion that the state overstepped its authority by legislating on private employment. It was beyond the state’s purview to legislate on the issue and restrict the private employer from recruiting people from the open market for the category of employees receiving less than Rs 30,000 per month. The Bench also made it clear there was a bar mandated under the Constitution IN BRIEF Sikh teenager stabbed to death in London LONDON: A teenager died of stab injuries in a street fight in south-west London. He has been identified by the Metropolitan Police as Simarjeet Nangpal, a British Sikh. INSIDE Injury marks found on Russian couple’s bodies KULLU: The bodies of a man and a woman found in a hot water pool in the Tegdi nullah near Manikaran on Thursday were of Russian nationals. The bodies reportedly bore injury marks. TNS India, Oz to hold ‘2+2’ ministerial dialogue NEW DELHI: Oz Foreign Minister Penny Wong & Defence Minister Richard Marles will hold a ‘2+2’ ministerial dialogue with Rajnath Singh and S Jaishankar in Delhi on Monday. PTI CRPF jawan killed in J’khand Naxal attack CHAIBASA (JHARKHAND): A CRPF jawan was killed and two others were injured on Friday when Maoists triggered an IED blast in a forest in West Singhbhum district. PTI NOT CONSTITUTIONAL ❝ We are of the considered opinion… The Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020, is unconstitutional & violative of the Constitution and is accordingly held ultra vires. HC Bench NOTIFIED IN 2021 ■ Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020, was passed by Assembly on March 2, 2021, & later okayed by Guv; notified by Labour Dept on Nov 6, 2021 ■ Provided for 75% quota for local youth in private sector jobs, offering under ~30,000 per month salary from Jan 15, 2022 PM flags deepfake threat,cites his garba video Says ChatGPT told to spell out hazards | Exhorts media to spread awareness on ills of technology not done so since schooldays. “There is this video where I am shown doing garba. It is even being circulated,” the PM said, signalling India’s strong position on the harmful potential of AI and the need for stringent regulation. Urging media’s support to educate the masses on the ills of technology, the Prime Minister said the AI-generated deepfakes could pose a huge challenge in a diverse society like India’s. “Just like tobacco packages mention the product is hazardous/cancerous, I told Chat- Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 17 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said deepfake videos posed a grave danger to society, revealing for the first time that he had asked ChatGPT makers to red-flag the hazards of artificial intelligence (AI)-generated videos while putting these out. Addressing a Diwali gettogether at the BJP headquarters here, Prime Minister Modi said he recently saw a video of him performing garba even though he had INDUSTRY ELATED; GOVT EXPLORES OPTIONS INSIDE said amid growing outrage over deepfakes involving actors Rashmika Mandanna, Katrina Kaif and Kajol. Following Rashmika Mandanna’s deepfake which went viral, the government had issued an advisory to all significant social media intermediaries, asking them to exercise due diligence and make reasonable efforts to detect misinformation and deepfakes and take them down. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, in its advice, said intermediaries must remove deepfakes within 36 hours of reporting or face legal action. Current regulations around the AI, however, remain inadequate with no standalone AI regulation law in place. Under the existing Information Technology Act, Section 66 D deals with punishment for cheating by impersonating someone using a computer resource. It says anyone found guilty of impersonation using communication devices or resources may face imprisonment for up to three years and a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh. New challenges arising from West Asia, PM Modi warns Global South Aditi Tandon Five Lashkar ultras shot dead in J&K GOVT ADVICE TO INTERMEDIARIES LIKE FB, TWITTER ■ Ensure diligence and reason- able efforts to identify misinformation and deepfakes ■ When detected, act expeditiously to remove deepfakes under IT Rules, 2021, and ensure users are not allowed to host such content 36 hours of reporting WHAT ARE DEEPFAKES A type of AI used to create convincing image, audio and video hoax. These involve manipulation of facial appearance through deep generative methods. GPT (free to use AI system) team during my last meeting with them that they must indicate deepfake videos as such so that people know these are not real,” the PM Sandeep Dikshit SUGGESTS FIVE ‘CS’ Tribune News Service regarding discrimination to citizens of the country relating to employment on the basis of their places of birth and residence, and to make them ineligible or discriminated against in respect of the employment to the state. The Bench underscored the principle of laissez-faire by asserting: “The state cannot continued on page 9 Voters stand in a queue to cast their ballot in Bhopal on Friday. ANI MP POLLING SURPASSES 2018 TALLY MADHYA PRADESH CHHATTISGARH PHASE-II 76% turnout for 70.59% turnout for 70 seats in second 230-member Assembly phase on Friday (total seats in Assembly: 90) 75.05% polling was 76.62% polling was recorded on 72 recorded in 2018 seats in the second phase in 2018 ~700 cr dues pending, Punjab stops registries to cut realtors to size Delhi HC stays ED proceedings against Munjal Rajmeet Singh New Delhi, November 17 New challenges are arising from the situation in West Asia, cautioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inaugurating the virtual Second Global South Summit here on Friday. “For global prosperity, what we need is ‘sabka saath, sabka vishwas’. However, we see new challenges arising in West New Delhi, November 17 The Delhi High Court on Friday stayed the proceedings against Hero Motocorp chairman Pawan Kant Munjal in a money laundering case. Issuing notice to the Enforcement Directorate on Munjal’s petition, Justice Saurabh Banerjee posted the matter for further hearing on March 21. Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 17 With several private builders defaulting on the payment of government dues to the tune of over Rs 700 crore, the Punjab Department of Housing and Urban Development has written to the Revenue Department to stop registration of properties in respective townships. The maximum defaulters are said to be in projects approved by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA). The payments are on account of charges for external development, change of land use and licence fee, said an official. He said the action was being taken on a case-to-case basis as cheques deposited by certain builders to clear pending dues had been dishonoured. In several cases, the housing department has also withdrawn the facility of rescheduling of dues and instalments that was available to realtors. At least 40 such cases are under scrutiny. Rajiv Kumar Gupta, GMADA Chief Admin- MAXIMUM IN MOHALI ■ Maximum defaulters in projects approved by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority ■ The payments pending on account of charges for external development, change of land use and licence fee ■ At least 40 defaulting companies are under scrutiny istrator, said they had written to the sub-registrar for stopping the registries in defaulting projects. “Proceedings under the Negotiable Instrument Act have been initiated against the builders whose post-dated cheques have been dishonoured,” he said. Among main defaulters, Altus Space Builders owes Rs 42.76 crore and the company had been served final notice before the process to stop registries was initiated, said sources. Similarly, the registries of a township owned by RKM Housing Pvt Ltd had been stopped (Rs 35 crore pending), they said, adding other projects continued on page 9 Tribune News Service PMLA case: Agency can continue probe against others A similar stay order was recently passed on the predicate offence under the Customs Act and the petitioner has been exonerated by the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) in that matter, the HC noted. “Accordingly, there shall be a stay of proceedings under the Enforcement Case Information Report,” it added. Justice Banerjee, however, clarified the stay was in relation to the petitioner only and the ED was free to proceed continued on page 9 World-renowned art historian BN Goswamy dies Nonika Singh Chandigarh, November 17 Eminent art historian and art critic Dr BN Goswamy, who ruled the hearts of art lovers like few before him, passed away here today. He was 90. Scholar of miniature art, with incredible grasp over pahari painting, the academic decoded the complexity of arts for a layman without compromising the scholarly merit of his subjects. Author of over 26 books, recipient of Padma Bhushan, third highest civilian honour, laurels sat easily on his towering persona. City Beautiful ■ Remove fake content within Will be remembered for decades to come AUG15,1933—NOV17, 2023 “My wife and I are deeply saddened by the sudden passing away of Brijinder Nath Goswamy who was recognised, around the world, as the grandmaster historian of art and culture. A renowned scholar, he had spent his entire life studying, teaching, lecturing and had written over two dozen books, which shall make him remembered for decades to come, at home and abroad. We pray for the departed soul resting in eternal peace and the Lord giving Malvika, his only surviving child, the strength to bear this irreparable loss.” — NN Vohra, former J&K Governor had the honour of this special resident embellishing its artscape. A regular columnist of The Tribune, his lucid writings were avidly followed. Goswamy commanded respect bordering on reverence among the artistic fraternity and exuded a magnetic charisma. Eloquence of speech matched the profoundness of his written word. Apart from tracing the genealogy of renowned continued on page 9 BN GOSWAMY Today’s issue is of 26 pages, including four-page Jalandhar Tribune. c m y b ■ Modi says this is the time for the Global South to speak in one voice for greater global good ■ Suggests five ‘Cs’ — consultation, cooperation, communication, creativity and capacity building — to achieve objective of “one earth, one family, one future” Asia. India had condemned the heinous attacks on Israel on October 7. We have stressed dialogue and diplomacy along with restraint. We have strongly condemned the killings of continued on page 9 edit: gaza needs aid SRINAGAR: The security forces killed five local militants of the LeT in a 20hour-long encounter in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, the police said on Friday. The gunfight erupted on Thursday morning after a joint team of the police and the Army’s elite 9 Para unit and 34 Rashtriya Rifles launched a counter-insurgency operation on a tip-off about the presence of militants in a house in Kulgam. INSIDE
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The Tribune, the largest selling daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
The English edition apart, the 133-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).